JEE Main 2024 Exam Day Instructions - Rules, What to Carry, Reporting Time

Soham Mitra

Updated On: April 01, 2024 08:26 am IST | JEE Main

NTA releases the important exam day instructions for JEE Mains 2024. Candidates appearing for JEE Main 2024 Session 2 starting April 4 must go through JEE Main Rules and Regulations 2024, things to carry, reporting time etc. here. 

JEE Main 2024 Exam Day Instructions - Rules, What to Carry, Reporting Time

JEE Main 2024 Exam Day Instructions - JEE Main 2024 admit card session 2 has been released on April 1, 2024 by the National Testing Agency in the online mode for exam dates April 4, 5 and 6, 2024. The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the JEE Main rules and regulations 2024 to ensure the smooth conduct of the exam and to maintain decorum at the JEE Main exam centre. As a JEE Main aspirant, it is important to be familiar with the instructions for JEE Mains 2024 and COVID-19 protocols so that you can avoid any last-minute confusion and perform to the best of your ability on the day of the exam. Candidates must ensure to carry their JEE Main Admit Card 2024 along with valid ID proof and passport photographs for document verification on the exam day. 

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The JEE Main 2024 Session 1 exam has been concluded onFebruary 1, and the Session 2 exam is likely to begin on April3, 2024. TheJEE Main Admit Card 2024 Session 2 will be released at tentatively on March 29, 2024. In this article, we will be discussing the JEE Mains rules and regulations, reporting time, dress code, things to take for JEE Mains and other important guidelines so that you can be well-prepared and confident on the day of the exam. 

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JEE Main Rules and Regulations 2024

There are various JEE Main rules and regulations 2024 that the candidates are required to abide by on the day of the examination, ranging from their dress code to the items and essential documents to be carried. Check out the following instructions for JEE Main 2024 exam day, documents to carry, what not to bring, and general do's and don'ts.

JEE Main Rules and Regulations 2024 - Exam Schedule, Reporting Time

JEE Main 2024 exam time for Shift 1 is from 9 AM to 12 PM while Shift 2 timings are from 3 PM to 6 PM. All candidates are instructed to report to the allotted JEE Main Exam Centres 2024 at least two hours before the commencement of the exam to complete document verification, biometric verification, frisking and attendance marking. 
JEE Main 2024 Exam Day Events Shift 1 TimingsShift 2 Timings
Reporting to the allotted exam centres7 AM to 8:30 AM1 PM to 2:30 PM
Document verification, physical frisking, biometric verification, attendance marking etc.7 AM to 8:30 AM1 PM to 2:30 PM
Instructions by the Invigilators, admit card verification8:30 to 8:50 AM2:30 PM to 2:50 PM
Candidate login and instructions8:50 AM2:50 PM
Commencement of exam9 AM to 12 PM3 PM to 6 PM

Important Instructions for JEE Mains 2024 to Keep in Mind

The following JEE Mains rules and regulations regarding seat allocation, question paper verification, technical issues and JEE Main 2024 Hall Ticket must be kept in mind while appearing for the examination. 

  • Present your JEE Main Admit card - The applicant must immediately provide the downloaded or printed copy of their admit card along with the self-declaration form and valid photo ID proof. The on-duty test centre staff is permitted to validate the identification of applicants and may take action to confirm and verify the identity documents.

  • Seat assignment - Each candidate will be given a seat with a Roll Number. Applicants must locate and occupy the designated seats exclusively. If a candidate decides to move seats and does not take the seat assigned to him or her, their candidature may be withdrawn

  • Attendance Sheet and Thumbprint -  Examinees are required to fill in their details on the attendance sheet, affix a photograph and sign on it as per the instructions given by the invigilator. Candidates must make sure that their thumb impression is clear and does not smudge.

  • Verify the question paper - The candidate should verify that the question paper shown on the computer checks the subjects they selected, as specified on their JEE Main admit card 2024. If the question paper's topic differs from the subject the candidate selected, they should inform the relevant invigilator

  • In case of technological issues - Throughout the exam, applicants can speak with the centre superintendent/invigilator in the room if they need technological support, emergency first aid, or any other information.

  • Strict action against malpractice - If candidates are found to be providing false information or participated in multiple/different slots then their candidature will be revoked/cancelled

  • Silence inside the exam hall - All candidates are instructed to maintain silence inside the exam hall while taking the paper

Also Read: How to Prepare Maths for JEE Main 2024

JEE Main Rules and Regulations 2024 - Instructions for PwD Candidates

The JEE Mains rules and regulations for PWD (Persons with Disabilities) candidates slightly differ from those for regular/general candidates. Therefore, students belonging to this category must keep note of the following exam day instructions for JEE Mains 2024 - 

  • Extra time: PWD candidates may be provided with additional time to complete the examination to accommodate their specific needs.

  • Scribe/reader assistance: PWD candidates may be allowed to have a scribe or a reader to assist them during the examination if required.

  • Use of assistive devices: PWD candidates may be permitted to use certain assistive devices such as a wheelchair, magnifying glass, or other aids as per their requirements.

These guidelines are aimed at ensuring that PWD candidates have an equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in the examination. 

JEE Main Rules and Regulations 2024 - COVID-19 Advisory

With the number of cases rising in some states of India, as a precaution for COVID-19, the JEE Mains rules and regulations laid down by NTA states the following -

  1. Proper hygiene and sanitation will be followed within the premises. The conducting authorities will ensure that the frequently touched surfaces, such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks are cleaned and disinfected.

  2. Candidates arriving for the test must maintain physical distancing within the campus. The floors will be marked keeping at least 6 feet distance between each candidate. 

  3. Examinees will have to wear a mask when interacting with invigilators or fellow students in crowded settings.

  4. The authorities will arrange for a body temperature check at the exam centre. If the body temperature of any candidate is above the normal level or he/she experiences Covid-19 symptoms, a separate room will be arranged for them to take the exam.

  5. Candidates must sanitize their hands before signing the attendance sheet

  6. Examinees will have to drop their JEE Main hall ticket and rough sheet through the box once displayed to the invigilator

JEE Main Rules and Regulations 2024 - Things to Carry on Exam Day

NTA follows a very strict rule when it comes to the things to take for JEE Mains to avoid malpractice or misconduct in the examination. Candidates taking the entrance exam are mandated to produce a set of documents as part of the verification process. Apart from that, students are allowed to carry only a black ballpoint pen and a pouch of water for survival. Here is a list of items that you should bring with you to the JEE Main 2024 exam centre.

List of Documents to Carry on JEE Main 2024 Exam Day

The candidates who will be attempting the JEE Mains 2024 are required to present the invigilator with documents specified on the NTA portal. As per the JEE Mains rules and regulations, the following are the documents required on the JEE Mains 2024 exam day:

  • JEE Main 2024 Admit Card - Candidates should bring a printed copy of the JEE Main Admit Card 2024 along with the self-declaration form. The form must be taken and duly filled from the official NTA website and printed on an A4 size paper.

  • One passport-size photograph - A recent coloured passport-size photograph same as uploaded in the JEE Main Application Form 2024 must be brought for pasting in the designated space in the attendance register at the exam centre.

  • Authorized photo ID proof - Any one of the following valid photo ID proof - Aadhar card, PAN card, driver's license, Voter ID, Passport, Class 12 board admit card with photograph, Ration card with photograph, Bank passbook with photograph.

  • PwD Certificate - Candidates claiming reservation under the PwD category must bring the supporting documents issued by an authorised medical officer.

List of Items to Carry on JEE Main 2024 Exam Day

Items that are allowed inside the JEE Main exam hall are listed below -
  • A black ballpoint pen to fill in the attendance sheet in the presence of the invigilator

  • A bottle of hand sanitizer (50 ml) for personal use

  • A transparent water bottle for personal use 

JEE Main Rules and Regulations 2024 - Things NOT to Carry on Exam Day

The items that have been mentioned above are the only things that candidates are allowed to bring into an examination hall. All other items are to be left outside the examination hall. Here is a list of items that you will not be allowed to bring inside an examination hall:

  • No baggage: All JEE Main candidates are restricted from taking any kind of bags or baggage in the exam hall. The exam halls will also hold no responsibility for items or materials lost or stolen on the exam centre premises.
  • No snacks and beverages: Candidates are also prohibited from drinking, smoking, or eating in the examination hall. Snacks and drinks like tea and coffee are also prohibited in the exam halls. Diabetic patients will be allowed to bring in sugar tablets or fruits as well as a water bottle. However, they will not be allowed to bring packaged food like candy, chocolate, or sandwiches into the exam hall.

  • No accessories: Candidates will also not be allowed to wear any kind of jewellery or accessories, like watches, in the examination hall. They must also try to wear simple clothes, with limited pockets, to restrict suspicion of the use of unfair means.

  • No electronic gadgets:Electronic gadgets like mobile phones, calculators, earphones, headphones, pagers, documents, slide rules, log tables, tape recorders or cameras, etc. are prohibited inside an examination hall.

  • No stationery:Candidates who will be attempting the JEE Mains 2024 Btech paper will not be allowed to bring in any kind of stationery, like pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, paper, or any textual reference papers in the examination hall. Candidates will be provided with the needed stationery from the exam centres themselves during the examination.

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JEE Main Rules and Regulations 2024 - Dress Code 

The National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the JEE Main exam, has released guidelines for appropriate dress codes. Candidates are advised to wear simple clothes with half-sleeves to avoid any unnecessary metal objects or jewellery. Candidates are also advised not to wear any shoes or footwear with thick soles. It is also recommended to avoid clothes with large buttons, brooches, or any other decorative items.

It is important to note that candidates are required to follow the guidelines for JEE Main Dress Code 2024 as non-compliance with the guidelines may result in disqualification from the exam. 

JEE Main 2024 Exam Day Guidelines - Diabetic Candidates

NTA will make come modifications in JEE Mains rules and regulations for diabetic candidates. The authorities will allow carrying eatables, fruits (apples/oranges/bananas), prescription drugs/sugar tablets and transparent water bottles in such cases. However, candidates are not allowed to carry packed food items, like sandwich/burers, candy/chocolates inside the exam hall. 

JEE Main 2024 Exam Day Guidleines - Code of Conduct

Candidates must maintain silence at the exam centre. Any disturbance/gesture/conversation inside the exam hall will be considered misbehaviour. Any candidate caught using foul tricks or unfair means or impersonating his/her candidature shall be disqualified and barred from taking the examination permanently or temporarily as per the seriousness of the situation. 

JEE Main Rules and Regulations 2024 - Do's and Don'ts to Follow on Exam Day

To sum up the JEE Mains rules and regulations, we have compiled a list of do's and don'ts for candidates to follow as they prepare to take the JEE Main 2024 entrance exam. Check out the table below for a quick recap of the important instructions for JEE Mains 2024
JEE Main 2024 Exam Day - Do’s JEE Main 2024 Exam Day - Don’ts
Do arrive at the designated exam centre before the time specified on the hall ticket Don't carry any unnecessary baggage or banned items inside the exam hall
Do carry a copy of your self-attested admit card along with passport-sized photographs and ID proofDon’t carry stationery items and electronic devices like Smartphones, watches, calculators, erasers, pencils, notepads, log tables etc.
Do check if the computer system assigned to you is functioning properlyDon’t attempt the questions in a hurry
Do check if the details specified in the attendance sheet match with those printed on the admit cardDon’t rush to leave the exam hall after the conclusion of the exam
Do maintain social distancing and carry your personal sanitizer and water bottleDon’t panic if any of the questions appear tricky
Do carry your personal geometry box if appearing for JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Plan)Don’t spend too much time on one question
Do read the instructions and the questions thoroughly before attempting the testDon’t carry eatable items inside the examination hall

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JEE Main Admit Card 2024 

The JEE Main Admit Card 2024 for Session 2 has been released on April 1, 2024. Candidates are required to use their JEE Main 2024 login, application number and password to access the hall ticket. JEE Main 2024 admit card is an important document without which entry to the exam hall will not be permitted.

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JEE Main Rules and Regulations 2024 Regarding Admit Card

Candidates must keep in mind the following JEE Main 2024 exam day instructions related to their admit card. 

Verification of Admit Card:

Candidates are instructed to check the information mentioned on the JEE Main 2024 January session admit card after downloading the same. The important details to be reviewed include the following -

  • Candidate's name
  • Category
  • Date of birth
  • Exam city and centre code
  • Exam paper and shift
  • Instructions for JEE Mains 2024

In case of any discrepancy or error in the JEE Main 2024 admit card, students must inform the conducting authorities/invigilator of the same for immediate rectification.

Also Check - Discrepancy in JEE Main 2024 Admit Card: Steps to Resolve, Instructions

Issues with Downloading the Admit Card:

Many students may wonder what if they are unable to download the JEE Main admit card 2024. In such cases, candidates must contact the JEE Main helpline at 011-40759000 between 10 AM and 5 PM (on working days) with their names and application number details.

Issuance of Admit Card:

The JEE Main 2024 admit cards are provisional and subject to meeting all the eligibility parameters specified by NTA.

Apart from the JEE Main 2024 exam day instructions that have been mentioned above, candidates must ensure that they listen to and abide by JEE Mains rules and regulations that will be spoken out by the invigilator before the examination starts. Therefore, the candidates should reach the exam centre two hours before the exam starts. Further, the candidates are advised to restrain themselves from using unfair means during the examination, which also includes talking or passing chits during the exam. All candidates who are found using unfair means during the exam will be punished or debarred from the examination. 

JEE Main Exam Materials

The table below features year-wise JEE Main Previous Year Papers PDFs with Solutions that students can practice thoroughly after revision. 

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JEE Main 2017 Question Paper PDF with Solutions-

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We hope that this post on JEE Main 2024 exam day instructions was helpful and informative. All the best! 

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Is it allowed to use a calculator in JEE?

No, applicants are not permitted to use calculators during the JEE Mains exam.


What is the dress code for JEE Mains?

The dress code for the JEE Main examination typically includes wearing light-coloured clothes without any elaborate embroidery or patterns. Candidates are usually advised to avoid wearing clothes with long sleeves, big buttons, or brooches. Additionally, candidates are often asked to wear open footwear like slippers or sandals. It is important to note that the specific dress code may vary slightly from one examination centre to another, so it is advisable to check the official guidelines provided by the exam conducting authority. 


What are the prohibited items at JEE Main exam centres?

All electronic devices are prohibited inside the JEE Main exam centre, including mobile phones, slide rules, calculators, log tables, scraps of paper, printed or written material, pagers, and so on.

Will students be permitted to bring a watch to the JEE Main exam centre?

Candidates will not be permitted to bring electronic watches that function as calculators into examination centres. Simple watches will be permitted within the exam hall.

What documents are required at JEE Main exam Centre?

To appear for the JEE Main exam, candidates typically need to bring the following documents to the exam center:

  • JEE Main admit card along with Self Declaration (Undertaking) downloaded from the NTA Website (a clear printout on A4 size paper) duly filled in.

  • A valid ID proof

  • Additional photographs to be pasted on the attendance sheet.

  • A simple transparent Ball Point Pen

Is watch allowed in JEE Mains?

No, as per the JEE Mains rules and regulations, analogue/smart watches or any kind of electronic devices are not allowed inside the JEE Mains examination hall. 

What are the timings of the JEE Mains examination?

The JEE Main 2024 exam shift timings are from 9 AM to 12 PM (forenoon shift) and from 3 PM to 6 PM (evening shift). 

Can I bring personal belongings into the exam hall?

No, students are not allowed to carry any personal item apart from their JEE Main admit card, passport photographs, ID proof and PwD certificates (if applicable) inside the exam hall. 

What happens if I violate the JEE Main exam rules?

Violation of JEE Mains rules and regulations, including carrying banned items and use of unfair means, can lead to disqualification from the examination. Therefore, all candidates must ensure strict adherence to the exam day guidelines to avoid such issues.

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