Get CollegeDekho
Mobile App
 Live Help
Courses & Exams
News & Articles

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • There are two question papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 of three hours duration each. Both papers are compulsory.
  • Each question paper will consist of three separate sections, viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • The question papers will consist of objective type (multiple choice and numerical answer type) questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.
  • Negative marks will be awarded for incorrect answers to some of the questions.
  • The question paper will be in either English or Hindi. Change of question paper language will NOT be entertained after the registration

Exam pattern for Paper one and two are as follows -

For Paper one -

For Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics - 

  • Section 1, 32 marks, 8 question, +4 correct
  • Section 2, 40 marks, 10 question, +4 correct, -2 incorrect
  • Section 3, 16 marks, 2 question, +8 correct, -1 incorrect

For Paper two -

For Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics - 

  • Section 1, 32 marks, 8 question, +4 correct
  • Section 2, 32 marks, 8 question, +4 correct, -2 incorrect
  • Section 3, 16 marks, 4 question, +4 correct, -2 incorrect

Test duration - 3 Hours each.

Marking System - There is a negative marking. The marks obtained by a candidate in Physics in JEE (Advanced) 2016 will be equal to the marks scored in Physics part of Paper 1 plus the marks scored in Physics part of Paper 2. Marks obtained in Chemistry and Mathematics will be calculated in the same way.

How to prepare

Strategy to prepare

Practicing model papers of JEE Advanced will aid the candidates in knowing their strong and weak areas. These practice papers are like the actual question paper of this exam, which will be tentatively held in May, 2016. Model Papers of JEE Advanced help in better preparation and candidates can practise these anytime as per their convenience. Download and practice Sample Papers of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of last few years.

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Revision of Class XI and XII concepts

Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank

Time management

Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.

Duration : 6 Hours

Important Instructions

The ORS will be graded and scrutinized with extreme care. The ORS of all candidates who have appeared for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be displayed on the online portal, along with the machine-read responses. In case of perceived discrepancy, candidates can seek review of the machine-read responses. The requests should be submitted online. In addition, candidates should pay review-fee at the rate of ` 500 per question to be reviewed. Detailed instructions and the mode of payment will be given on the online portal. The answer keys for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be displayed on the online portal.

Take Mock Test

Take JEE Advanced Mock Tests