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JEE Main 2022 Exam Pattern (Updated) - Marking Scheme, Paper Pattern, Mode & Duration

Updated By Soham Mitra on 25 May, 2022 13:50

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JEE Main 2022 Exam Pattern

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the exam pattern of JEE Main 2022 on its official website - jeemain.nta.nic.in. As per the paper pattern, JEE Main exam 2022 will be conducted in two sessions (June and July) having two papers - Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) and Paper 2 (B.Arch or B.Plan). JEE Main 2022 exam pattern is similar to the exam patterns of previous years , except that the optional questions will have negative marking this year. The number of questions in the entrance exam increased from 75 to 90 in 2021. As per the paper pattern, each subject will have 30 questions now. The candidates must note that Section B consists of numerical questions, and he/ she will have the option to answer any five questions out of 10. There is no choice in Section A. The detailed exam pattern can be checked below. 

After going through the latest pattern for this year's JEE Main examination, the candidates should also take a good look at the detailed eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2022. Once satisfied, the candidates must proceed with the application process. 

Also Read - JEE Main 2022 Preparation and Study Time Table for 60 Days (2 Months)

Each topic will have two parts in the JEE Main 2022 examination paper. Section A will have 20 required multiple-choice questions, but Section B will include 10 numerical questions, of which students must answer just five. Both Section A and Section B will receive negative marking. The students should insert the right integer value of the answer for each question in Section B using the mouse and the on-screen virtual numeric keypad in the location indicated to enter the answer. Section B requires the answer to be rounded to the nearest Integer.

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What's New in JEE Main Exam Pattern?

Here are some of the major changes in the exam pattern of JEE Main 2022-

  • The number of questions have increased. Out of 90 questions, the candidates can answer any 75 questions

  • Section B in each subject will have 10 questions out of which the candidates can answer five

  • There will be negative marking in Sections A & B

  • JEE Main will be conducted in 13 languages

Changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2022 for Paper I (B.E/ B.Tech)

Out of 10 numerical questions in each section, the candidates can answer any five questions -

Name of the Subject

Total Number of Questions

Marks

Mathematics

20 MCQ Based Questions + Ten Numerical Value Questions

100

Physics

20 MCQ Based Questions + Ten Numerical Value Questions

100

Chemistry

20 MCQ Based Questions + Ten Numerical Value Based Questions

100

Total

90 Questions (75 Questions can be Answered)

300

Marking Scheme for JEE Main Paper I

Name of the Section

Marking Scheme

MCQ-Based Questions

Marks for Correct Answer

04

Negative Mark for Incorrect Answer

-1

Negative Mark for Unanswered/ Marked for Review Questions

0

Numerical Value Questions

Marks for Correct Answer

04

Negative Mark for Incorrect Answer

Yes

Negative Mark for Unanswered/ Marked for Review Questions

0

Tie Breaking Policy for JEE Main Paper I

If two or more candidates score the same marks in JEE Main Paper I exam, the order of merit will be determined as per the following tie-breaking rules. In order to make the candidates have a detailed understanding of tie-breaking policy, we have explained the same with some examples.

Tie Breaker 1: Candidates scoring higher marks in Mathematics will be given priority in the merit list as per tie-breaker policy - 1.

Example:

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 280 out of 300 in JEE Main Paper I. However, Candidate A scored 80 marks in Mathematics, while Candidate B scored 82 in Mathematics. Here, Candidate B will be given priority in the merit list as per the Tie Breaker Policy 1.

Tie Breaker 2: This policy comes into effect only if two or more candidates score the same marks in Mathematics. Since two or more candidates have similar marks in Mathematics, the marks scored by candidates in Physics will be taken into consideration to determine the merit.

Example:

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 280 out of 300 in JEE Main Paper I. Both of them have also scored 80 marks in Mathematics. However, Candidate A scored 85 in Physics and Candidate B scored 82 in Physics. As per the tie-breaker policy 2, Candidate A will be given higher preference in the merit list than Candidate B.

Tie Breaker 3: This policy comes into effect only if two or more candidates score similar marks in Physics. In such cases, marks scored by candidates in Chemistry will be taken into consideration to determine the merit.

Example:

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 280 out of 300 marks in JEE Main Paper I. On the other hand, both these candidates scored the same marks in the Mathematics and Physics section of the exam. However, Candidate A scored 80 marks in Chemistry and Candidate B scored 81 marks. As per tie-breaker policy 3, Candidate B will be given a higher preference in the merit list than Candidate A.

Tie Breaker 4: This policy comes into effect only if two or more candidates score the same marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry sections of JEE Maine Paper I. In such cases, the candidate with less number of negative responses in the exam will be given higher preference in the order of merit.

Example:

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 250 marks in JEE Main Paper I. On the other hand, both these candidates score the same marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. However, the number of wrong answers by Candidate A is 16, while the number of wrong answers by Candidate B is 18. In order to determine the merit, Candidate A will be given higher preference in the order of merit, as the number of wrong answers by Candidate A is less than Candidate B.

Tie Breaker 5: This policy comes into effect only if a tie still persists after applying all the above rules. In such cases, candidates older in age will be given higher preference in the merit list. Check the example below for a better understanding.

Example:

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B scored 240 marks in JEE Main Paper I. On the other hand, these candidates scored same marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. At the same time, the number of incorrect answers by these candidates is also the same. However, Candidate A is 17 years and 6 months old and Candidate B is 17 years and 8 months old. As per tie-breaker policy 5, Candidate B will be given higher preference in the merit list.

JEE Main 2022 Exam Pattern for Paper II (B.Arch)

JEE Main Paper II exam pattern 2022, marking scheme and tie-breaking policy can be checked below -

Name of the Subject

Total Number of Questions

Marks

Mathematics Part I

20 MCQ Based Question and 10 Numerical Value Questions

100

Aptitude Test Part II

50

200

Drawing Test Part III

02

100

Total

82

400

Marking Scheme for JEE Main Paper II

Name of the Section

Marking Scheme

MCQ-Based Questions

Marks for Correct Answer

04

Negative Mark for Incorrect Answer

-1

Negative Mark for Unanswered/ Marked for Review Questions

0

Numerical Value Questions

Marks for Correct Answer

04

Negative Mark for Incorrect Answer

Yes

Negative Mark for Unanswered/ Marked for Review Questions

0

Drawing Test Part III

Two Questions will be evaluated for 100 marks.

-

Tie Breaking Policy for JEE Main Paper II

If two or more candidates secure the same marks in JEE Main Paper II exam, the below rules or tie-breaking policy will be applied to determine the merit of candidates.

Tie Breaker 1: Candidates scoring higher marks in Mathematics in JEE Main Paper II will be given preference in the merit list as per tie-breaker policy 1.

Example:

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 360 out of 400 marks in JEE Main. However, Candidate A scored 79 marks in Mathematics and Candidate B scored 81 marks. The preference in the order of merit will be given to Candidate B, as he scored higher marks in Mathematics than Candidate A.

Tie Breaker 2: This policy comes into effect when two or more candidates score the same marks in Mathematics. In such cases, candidates with higher marks in the Aptitude Test will be given higher preference in the merit list.

Example:

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 350 out of 400 marks in JEE Main. However, Candidate A scored 140 marks in Paper-II, while Candidate B scored 139 marks. In such cases, Candidate A will be given higher preference in the order of merit than Candidate B.

Tie Breaker 3: This policy comes into effect if two or more candidates score the same marks in Mathematics and Aptitude Test. In such cases, candidates with higher marks in Drawing Test will be given preference in the order of merit.

Example:

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 350 out of 400 in JEE Main Paper-II. On the other hand, these candidates have also scored the same marks in Mathematics and Aptitude Test. However, Candidate A scored 78 marks on Drawing Test and Candidate B scored 80 marks. In such cases, Candidate B will be the higher preference in the merit list, as he scored higher marks in Drawing Test than Candidate A.

Tie Breaker 4: This policy comes into effect if two or more candidates score the same marks in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. In such cases, candidates with fewer negative answers or incorrect answers in JEE Main Paper-II exam will be given preference in the order of merit.

Example:

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 250 marks in JEE Main Paper-II. On the other hand, both these candidates score the same marks in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. However, the number of wrong answers by Candidate A is 16, while the number of wrong answers by Candidate B is 18. In order to determine the merit, Candidate A will be given higher preference in the order of merit, as the number of wrong answers by Candidate A is less than Candidate B.

Tie Breaker 5: This policy comes into effect only if the tie still persists after applying all the above rules. In such cases, candidates older in age will be given higher preference in the merit list. Check the example below for a better understanding.

Example:

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B scored 240 marks in JEE Main Paper-II. On the other hand, these candidates scored the same marks in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. At the same time, the number of incorrect answers by these candidates is also the same. However, Candidate A is 17 years and 6 months old and Candidate B is 17 years and 8 months old. As per tie-breaker policy 5, Candidate B will be given higher preference in the merit list.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2022 for Paper 2B (B.Planning)

JEE Main 2022 exam pattern for Paper III, i.e., B.Planning can be checked below -

Name of the Subject

Total Number of Questions

Marks

Mathematics Part I

20 MCQ Based Question and Ten Numerical Value Questions

100

Aptitude Test Part II

50

200

Planning Based Objective Type Questions

25

100

Total

105

400

Marking Scheme for JEE Main Paper III

Name of the Section

Marking Scheme

MCQ-Based Questions

Marks for Correct Answer

04

Negative Mark for Incorrect Answer

-1

Negative Mark for Unanswered/ Marked for Review Questions

0

Numerical Value Questions

Marks for Correct Answer

04

Negative Mark for Incorrect Answer

Yes

Negative Mark for Unanswered/ Marked for Review Questions

0

Tie Breaking Policy for JEE Main Paper III

If two or more candidates score the same marks in JEE Main Paper III exam, the order of merit will be determined only after applying the tie-breaking policies as mentioned below -

Tie Breaker 1: Candidates scoring higher marks in Mathematics in JEE Main Paper III will be given preference in the merit list as per tie-breaker policy 1.

Example:

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 360 out of 400 marks in JEE Main Paper III. However, Candidate A scored 79 marks in Mathematics and Candidate B scored 81 marks. The preference in the order of merit will be given to Candidate B, as he/she scored higher marks in Mathematics than Candidate A.

Tie Breaker 2: This policy comes into effect when two or more candidates score the same marks in Mathematics. In such cases, candidates with higher marks in the Aptitude Test will be given higher preference in the merit list.

Example:

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 350 out of 400 marks in JEE Main Paper III. However, Candidate A scored 140 marks in Paper III, while Candidate B scored 139 marks. In such cases, Candidate A will be given higher preference in the order of merit than Candidate B.

Tie Breaker 3: This policy comes into effect if two or more candidates scored the same marks in Mathematics and Aptitude Test. In such cases, the score secured by candidates in Planning Based Questions will be taken into consideration.

Example:

Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 350 out of 400 in JEE Main Paper III. On the other hand, these candidates have also scored the same marks in Mathematics and Aptitude Test. However, Candidate A scored 78 marks in Planning Based Questions and Candidate B scored 80 marks. In such cases, Candidate B will be given the higher preference in the merit list, as he scored higher marks in Planning Based Questions than Candidate A.

JEE Main Syllabus 2022

The NTA has released the syllabus of JEE Main 2022 along with the official brochure on the website. Candidates must be familiar with the JEE Main Syllabus 2022 along with the exam pattern to crack the JEE Mains. Knowledge of the JEE Main 2022 syllabus will help the student in preparing a study plan. Candidates should incorporate multiple study practices along with understand JEE Main syllabus 2022 to ace the examination. The syllabus of JEE Main 2022 is divided into three sections according to the three papers

PaperSubjects
JEE Main Paper 1 (BTech)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
JEE Main Paper 2A (BArch)
  • Mathematics
  • General Aptitude
  • Drawing
JEE Main Paper 2B (BPlanning)
  • Mathematics
  • Aptitude Test
  • Planning Based Questions

How to prepare for JEE Main 2022 ?

As the syllabus of JEE Main exam is vast, candidates need to spend a considerable amount of time figuring out the strategy of exam preparation. JEE Main is one of the most challenging exams but with the dedication, discipline and the right preparation strategy of JEE Main 2022, candidates can surely ace the examination. A JEE Main preparation 2022 strategy along with the right approach will help the candidate in acing the JEE Main 2022.

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How to Use JEE Main College Predictor Tool?

It is simple to use JEE Main college predictor tool. All that you need to do is to enter your JEE Main rank and select the category. Based on the previous years' data, the list of colleges, which are applicable for your rank will be displayed. 

Is there any negative marking for JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

There is negative marking of -1 for MCQ based questions in JEE Main Paper 2 exam. Each wrong attempt by candidate will have a negative mark of -1

What is the total number of marks in JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

JEE Main Paper 2 exam is conducted for 400 marks.

What is the total number of question for JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

The total number of questions in JEE Main Paper 2 exam are 82 viz., 20+10 questions from Mathematics, 50 from Aptitude and 2 from Drawing Test.

What is the exam pattern for JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

JEE Main Paper consists of three subjects, i.e., Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. The exam is conducted for 400 marks.

What is the mode of JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

The mode of JEE Main Paper 2 exam is online (computer-based test).

What is the frequency of JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

JEE Main Paper 2 exam is conducted four times a year., i.e., February, March, April and May.

What is JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam is conducted for admission in B.Arch course.

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