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JEE Main 2022 Online Test Instructions: CBT Process, Guidelines

Dipanjana Sengupta
Dipanjana SenguptaUpdated On: July 22, 2022 10:34 am IST | JEE Main

JEE Main 2022 was held from June 23 to June 29, 2022 for the first session and will be conducted from July 25, 2022 onwards for the second session 2. The online test instructions for JEE Main 2022 have been explained below.

JEE Main 2022 Online Test Instructions: CBT Process, Guidelines

JEE Main 2022 - Every year 1.5 Lakh candidates register for JEE Main. The  JEE Apex Board (JAB) has released the JEE Main 2022 rules and information bulletin for 2022. JEE Main is to be held in two sessions this year, with both sessions' dates being released. Session 1 of the JEE Main 2022 exam took place between June 23 and 29, 2022, with Session 2 will be held between July 25, 2022 onwards. The NTA has also issued a test advisory regarding the Covid-19 epidemic. In order to appear in the JEE Main exam, candidates need to be familiar with the JEE Main 2022 guidelines. The instructions cover topics such as COVID proper conduct, exam center security, items permitted within the exam center, and more.

Quick Link - JEE Main 2022 question paper

Candidates should be familiar with the Dos and Don'ts on exam day, as well as the forms that must be completed prior to taking the exam, reporting times, and other key details. To learn more, Candidates willing to appear for JEE Main 2022 can take a look at this piece for any information.

Also check: JEE Main 2022 Exam PatternJEE Main Session 1 admit card released, check steps to download

JEE Main 2022 Online Test Instructions: CBT Process, Guidelines

The instructions for CBT Process and guidelines have been discussed below.

Step 1. A computer terminal code will be provided to the candidates where they will have to sit and attempt the exam.

Step 2. Students will have to log in to the exam with the password assigned to them.

Step 3. After logging in successfully, candidates will have to click on “proceed” which is there on the screen. The students will be able to start the exam only when the designated time has arrived.

Also check: JEE Main 2022 Previous year's question paper

JEE Mains Guidelines 2022

The Joint Entrance Exam – Main or JEE Main 2022 in computer-based mode is conducted by the  JEE Apex Board (JAB). This year, JEE Main will be held twice a year. Paper 1 is for B.E./B. Tech admissions, whereas Paper 2 is for B.Arch and B.Planning admissions. Due to the Coronavirus epidemic last year, the  JEE Apex Board (JAB) issued a piece of specialist advice to candidates, requiring students to sign a self-declaration form that was distributed with the JEE Mains admission card. Every applicant had to fill out this form, which included information about their travel history in the previous 14 days as well as symptoms of COVID-19 (if any). To guarantee optimum safety and efficient exam administration, students were encouraged to follow the JEE Mains 2022 norms and advisory on COVID-19.

General Instructions for JEE Main 2022

  • The total duration of the exam will be 180 minutes for paper 1 and 218 minutes for paper 2
  • The keyboard will be disabled during the exam
  • Candidates will have to answer using “mouse”
  • The candidate will be given another computer if the system malfunctions during the exam
  • An automatic clock has been generated in the device. A designated time will be given to the candidates, where the time will be allotted for the login and log out. When the clock reaches zero, the exams will stop automatically
  • The question palette will show the number of questions answered, not answered, marked for review, and not visited
  • The candidates can click on the “profile image” on the left corner of the question paper to change the language of the exam

Also check: 7 Easy Steps to Score 95+ Percentile in JEE Main 2022

Rules & Regulations of JEE Mains 2022

The rules and regulations of JEE Main 2022 have been listed. Candidates may find the most essential JEE Main rules and regulations for 2022 below:

  1. Candidates will be allotted slots to arrive at the JEE Main 2022 exam centres To make the entry procedure simpler and stick to social distancing standards, candidates must adhere to the given slots and appear at the center only at their designated time for JEE Mains.

  2. Before and after each JEE Main test shift, the seating area, monitor, keyboard, mouse, camera, desk, and the chair shall be completely sanitized. All door knobs, stair railings, lift buttons, and other surfaces will be thoroughly cleansed.

  3. Each candidate will be assigned a seat with their Roll Number. You should locate yours and take just the seat that has been assigned to you. Your candidature will be revoked if it is discovered that you have altered your seat.

  4. Candidates are responsible for bringing their own geometry boxes and stationery (applicable for JEE Main Paper-II)

  5. Bring a copy of the relevant documents to the JEE Main exam center and submit it to the invigilator.

  6. On the copy of the documents required at the JEE Main exam center  write your Roll No. before you submit,

  7. Bring an original copy of a valid government-issued photo identity proof to the examination hall (PAN Card, Driver's License, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar Card with Photograph, E-Aadhar, Ration Card, Aadhaar Enrollment Number with Photo).

  8. Carry a PwD Certificate from a relevant authority (if applicable).

Also check: JEE Main 2022 mock tests

JEE Mains Admit Card Rules 2022

NTA has released JEE Main admit card for the session 2 exam on its official website Candidates can download the admit card and review for any discrepancies.

Here are some key guidelines for JEE Main Admit Card 2022:

  • On your JEE Main Admit Card, look for information such as your name, paper, date of birth, gender, test center, city, state code of eligibility, and category.
  • If a discrepancy is discovered, contact the JEE Main authorities to get it corrected.
  •  You must bring your admit card and one form of identification to the exam center

Exam Timings - JEE Main 2022 Guidelines

The exam day schedule and time for JEE Mains are shown here. The JEE Apex Board (JAB) has published the JEE Main 2022 test schedule as well as an information booklet on its official website. The data has been collected and presented in the table below:


Morning Shift

Afternoon Shift


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (6:30 PM for Paper 2)


3 hours

3 hours (3 and a half hours for paper 2)

Entry to the Examination Center

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Invigilator's Instructions for JEE Mains 2022

8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

2:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Candidates must log in to read the JEE Mains 2022 Instructions.

8:00 a.m.

2:15 p.m.

Exam begins

9:00 a.m. 

3:00 p.m.

Exam ends

12:00 p.m.

6 p.m. (6:30 for Paper 2)

Steps to Navigate Through Questions in JEE Mains 2022 Exam

The steps to navigate through the questions in JEE Mains are:

  1. For moving to a particular question, the candidates will have to click on the question number, on the right side of the screen.
  2. After answering each question, candidates will have to click on “save and next”.
  3. To forward a question and go to the next, students will have to click on “mark for review and next”

Also check: 7 Tips for Guaranteed Success in JEE Main 2022

Steps to Answer the Questions in JEE Mains 2022 Exam

The procedure to answer an MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) has been listed below for the candidates appearing in JEE Main 2022

  1. To select the correct answer, click on the option.
  2. To delete the answer, click on the option once again or select “clear response”
  3. Select “save and next” for saving the answer.
  4. Select “mark for review” for reviewing the question.

Also check:  Documents Required to Fill JEE Main 2022 Application Form - Photo Specifications, Scanned Images

Steps to Navigate the Questions in Sections in JEE Mains 2022 Exam

The steps to navigate through the sections in the questions paper are:

  1. All the sections will appear at the top of the screen. The section that is viewed will appear to be highlighted. To view the questions of a particular section, candidates will have to click on the particular section itself.
  2. The candidates will be directly forwarded to the next section as soon as he/ she finishes the last question of a particular section and click “save and next”.
  3. Any of the sections will be visible and accessed at the time of the exam.
  4. The summary of the questions will be displayed on the question palette.

Also check: How to Calculate JEE Main 2022 Percentile Score: Check Normalization Process

Steps to Use the Virtual Keyboard in JEE Mains 2022 Exam

Following are the steps for using the virtual keyboard.

  • A virtual keyboard will be there on the screen.
  • The usage of the screen is similar to the one that people use. It has to be accessed with the mouse.

Note: For rough work, students will be provided with loose sheets which have to be used for calculations and rough work and submitted after the exam is over to the respective invigilator of the exam.

Also Read: JEE Main Passing Marks

JEE Main 2022 Do's and Don'ts

The following are the DO's and DON'Ts for JEE Mains 2022, as listed in the JEE Main rules and regulations 2022, that candidates should keep in mind. candidates are advised to check the same for any clarifications.

Dos: JEE Main 2022

  • Reach the exam center before the exam
  • Carry your JEE Main Admit Card with you

  • When reading the JEE Mains 2022 guidelines, take your time. Slowly and attentively read them

  • Check the system that was assigned to you to see if it is in good working order

  • Ensure that all of the information on the attendance sheet is correct and that signatures are placed in the appropriate column

  • Follow the invigilator's instructions before the start of the test, at half-time, and just before the end

  • Produce your admission card anytime the invigilator requests it

  • Carry a copy of your PwD certificate in the correct format (if applicable)

  • Pay attention to the invigilator's instructions before the start of the exam, at half-time, and just before the exam ends

  • For JEE Main Paper 2, bring your own geometry box set, pencils, erasers, colour pencils, or crayons

  • Always start with the easy and medium level questions because they have the same grade but take less time to complete

  • Before you go to your test center, check the mains website

Don'ts: JEE Main 2022

  • Do not bring any forbidden objects to the JEE Mains exam hall

  • Don't waste time answering questions you don't understand, and don't devote too much effort to a single question

  • Do not rush to answer any questions

  •   Even after you have finished the exam, do not leave the room. Wait until the time limit has ended

  • Never solve difficulties in your head; instead, write them down

  • To prevent extra pressure, avoid wearing uncomfortable clothing during tests

  • Don't become discouraged by constantly watching others go through problems. Have faith in yourself

Also check: How to Calculate JEE Main 2022 Percentile Score: Check Normalization Process

For more information and updates regarding JEE Main 2022, stay tuned with CollegeDekho!

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