Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern
JEE Main will be comprised in two papers.
1. The candidates seeking for the B.Tech/B.E must avail the paper 1 or the candidates seeking for the B.Arch/B.Planning must avail the paper
2. For architecture candidates must have a valid score card of NATA. Candidates can apply for the both papers.
(a) The paper 1 will be asked in objective type questions in equally from the subjects as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
(b) The paper 2 will be asked in three parts.
The part one will comprise in objective type questions in Mathematics subjects, part two will comprise in objective type questions on Aptitude Skills and
part three will comprise in drawing test.
Paper one will be held through the both; computer based and pen & paper base exam
while paper two will be held through the pen and paper based exam mode only. Both papers will be stretched in the duration of 3 hours each.
The total question will be asked in paper 1 are 90 and each correct answer will carry the 4 marks while each incorrect answer will be punished with 1 mark.
Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below.

SUBJECTS 
TYPE OF QUESTIONS 
MODE OF EXAM 
Paper 1 (B.E./ B. Tech.) 
Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 
Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 
Pen and Paper based OR Computer based 
Paper 2 (B.Arch./ B.Planning) 
Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test – Part III 
Objective type Objective type Questions to test drawing aptitude 
Only Pen and Paper based 
Requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below.
COURSE 
PAPERS 
All other undergraduate courses (B.E. /B. Tech.) 
Paper –1 
B.ARCH/B. PLANNING(At Institutions other than IITs) 
Paper –2 
Test duration  3 hours
Total no. of Questions  90
Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subject  6 

No. Of Unit  69 
No. Of Chapter  285 
 Visual Reasoning
 Number series
 Letter Series
 Series Missing Numbers
 Odd one out
 Blood Relation
 Calender
 Clock
 Matrix
 Cubes
 Coding Decoding
 Direction and Distance test
 Ranking Tests
 Sitting Arrangement
 Linear Arrangements
 Matrix Arrangements
 Mathematical Puzzles
 Venn Diagram
 Strong & Weak Arguments
 Statements Assumptions
 Statements and Conclusions
 Statements & Inferences
 Logical Sequence of Words
 Analogies
 Verbal Classification (Odd one out)
 Syllogism
 Logical Deduction (based on syllogism)
 Course of Action
 Causes and Effects
 Awareness of Persons, Places, Buildings, Materials
 Objects, Texture related to Architecture
 Build  Environment
 Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings
 Visualising different sides of three dimensional objects
 Memory drawing
 Perspective drawing
 Correct Proportions
 Pencil Rendering
 Creating 2Dimensional composition from given geometric or nongeometric shapes
 Colour Rendering
 Creating Logos
 Colour Schemes
 Creating 3Dimensional composition from given geometric or nongeometric forms
 Creating the effect of light and shadow
 Creating structural forms from 3 D elements.
 Ordinary Differential Equations
 Solution Of Differential Equations
 Homogeneous And Linear Differential Equations
 Measures Of Dispersion
 Standard Deviation
 probability
 Principle Of Counting, Permutation
 Application of definite integrals
 Definite integrals and their properties
 Methods of integration
 Integration as the inverse process of differentiation
 Mathematical Induction And Applications
 Complex Numbers
 Algebra Of Complex Numbers
 Quadratic Equations
 Sets And Their Representation
 Equivalence Relations, Functions
 Statements
 Logical Operations
 Contradiction
 Converse And Contrapositive
 Inverse Trigonometric function
 Solution of Triangle
 Measurement of angles
 Coordinate axes and coordinate planes
 Angle between two lines
 Equation of a plane
 Binomial Theorem For Integral Index
 Matrices & Determinants
 Determinants
 Inverse of A Square Matrix
 Transformations
 Real – Valued Functions
 Algebra Of Functions
 Polynomials
 Rational, Trigonometric
 Inverse Functions
 Rolle’s And Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems
 Applications Of Derivatives
 logarithmic and exponential function
 Cartesian System Of Rectangular CoOrdinates
 Straight Lines
 Circles, Conic Sections
 Vectors And Scalars, Products
 Arithmetic and geometric progressions
 Special Series
 Geometric Progression
 Measurement
 Chemical reactions
 Gaseous state
 Liquid state
 Solid state
 Morden Peirodic Law of Periodic table
 Alkali and Alkaline
 Earth Metals
 Alcohols
 Phenols
 Ethers
 Aldehyde and Ketones
 Carboxylic Acids
 Organic Compound hydroxyl
 Inorganic Compound
 Titrinilide Excerises
 Adsorption
 Colloidal State
 Enzyme catalysis
 Aspects of Kinetics
 Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions
 Mechanism of Reaction
 Surface Chemistry Adsorption
 Mole Concentration
 Chemical Solutions
 Physical Equilibrium
 Chemical Equilibria
 Ionic Equilibria
 Factors Affecting Equilibria
 Purification – Crystallization
 Quantitative Analysis
 Qualitative analysis
 Chemicals In Medicines
 Chemicals In Food
 Cleansing agents
 Group 13 elements
 Group 14 elements
 Group 15 elements
 Group 16 elements
 Group 17 elements
 Group 18 elements
 Amines
 Diazoniums salts
 General Introduction of biomolecules
 Halogens Reactions
 Environmental Effects Of Chloroform & Iodoform
 Valence electrons, Ionic Bond
 Molecular Structure
 Covalent Bond
 Intermolecular Forces
 Metallic Bond
 Introduction To CoOrdination Compounds,
 Electrolytic Conduction
 Redox Reactions
 The Biological Cell
 Carbohydrates
 Nucleic Acids
 Vitamins
 Polymers
 Pollution
 Chemicals in medicine, healthcare and food
 Proteins
 Alkanes
 Alkenes
 Alkynes
 Aromatic Hydrocarbons
 Transition elements
 Actinoids
 Lanthanoids
 General Introduction and classification of polymers
 Atomic Introduction
 Quantum mechanics
 Electron atoms
 Periodicity
 Classification of Organic Chemistry
 Electronic displacement in a covalent bond
 Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC)
 Common types of organics Reactions
 Mole concept and molar mass
 Atomic And Molecular Masses
 Laws Of Chemical Combination
 General introduction
 Dalton’s atomic theory
 Different Concentration Of Solution
 Vapour Pressure Of Solutions And Raoult’s Law
 Ideal And NonIdeal Solutions
 Principles and Methods of Extraction
 Hydrogen as a fuel
 Physical and Chemical Properties of water
 Hydrogen in periodic table
 Description of rotation velocity
 Rotational motion
 Moment of inertia
 Torque and angular momentum
 Conservation of angular momentum
 Rolling motion
 BioSavert’s law and its applications
 Ampere’s law and its applications
 Magnetic moment of a current loop
 Lorentz force Law
 Force in Uniform Magnetic Field
 Newton’s laws
 Circular motion
 Force and Inertia
 Statics and Kinetics friction
 Dynamics of uniform circular motion
 Gravitational potential energy
 Newton’s law of gravitation
 Motion of planets
 Law Of Equipartition Of Energy
 Application Of Specific Heat Capacities
 Coulomb’s law
 Electric field
 Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
 Gauss’ law and its applications
 Electric dipole
 Capacitance and dielectrics
 Dual Nature Of Radiation
 Hertz And Lenard’s Observations
 Photoelectric Effect
 Einstein’s Photoelectric Equation
 Particle Nature Of Light
 Matter WavesWave Nature Of Particle
 De Broglie Relation
 DavissonGermer Experiment
 Energy bands in solids
 Semiconductor diode
 Junction transistor
 Logic gates
 Thermal equilibrium and temperature
 Specific heat, Heat Transfer
 Heat, Work and Internal Energy
 Second Law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine
 Ohm’s law, Joule heating
 Electric Cell and Internal Resistance
 kirchhof's Law
 Laws Of Reflection And Refraction
 Lenses and mirrors
 Optical instruments
 Interference
 Interference in thin films
 Diffraction due to a single slit
 Polarization
 Electromagnetic waves
 Progressive sinusoidal waves
 Standing waves in strings and pipes
 Superposition of waves, beats
 Doppler Effect
 Work done by a force
 Kinetic energy and workenergy theorem
 Power
 Conservative forces and potential energy
 Conservation of mechanical energy
 Units Different systems of units, SI units
 Dimensional Analysis
 Precision and significant figures
 Fundamental measurements in Physic
 Properties of vectors
 Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
 Motion with constant acceleration
 Projectile motion
 Uniform circular motion
 Relative motion
 Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
 Self and mutual inductance
 Transformers and generators
 Alternating current
 AC circuits, LCR circuits
 Kinematics of simple harmonic motion
 Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
 Forced & damped oscillations
 Electromagnetic Waves Characteristics
 Electromagnetic Spectrum
 Propagation Of Electromagnetic Waves
 Bandwidth Of Transmission Medium
 Basic Elements Of A Communication System
 Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
 Elasticity
 Viscosity and Surface Tension
 Bernoulli’s theorem
 AlphaParticle Scattering Experiment
 Bohr Model, Energy Levels
 Hydrogen Spectrum
 Composition And Size Of Nucleus
 Isotones
 RadioactivityAlpha
 Beta And Gamma
 Radioactive Decay Law
 MassEnergy Relation And Defect
 Binding Energy Per Nucleon
 Nuclear Fission And Fusion
 Rutherford’s model of atom
How to prepare
Strategy to prepare
Practicing model papers of JEE Main 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 April, 2016. Model Papers of JEE Main 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.
Important Instructions
Instructions for Computer Based Examination
The Computer Based Examination will be conducted as per the following schedule.
1. A sample/mock test will be available on JEE (Main) website in the month of December for practice purpose and to give the candidate look and feel of the Computer Based Examination(CBE).
2. The test will start exactly at the time mentioned in the Admit Card and an announcement to this effect will be made by the invigilator.
3. The test will be of 3 hrs duration.
4. The test paper will be consisting questions of Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and all questions will have equal weightage.
5. There will be three parts in the question paper consisting of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics having equal weightage.
6. Each question is allotted 4 (four) marks for the correct response. 1⁄4 (one fourth) marks i.e. one mark will be deducted for indicating incorrect response of each question. No deduction from the total score will be made if no response is indicated for a question.
7. There is only one correct response for each question out of four responses given.
8. All calculations/writing work are to be done only in the rough sheet provided at the centre and on completion of the test candidates must hand over the rough sheets to the invigilator on duty in the Room/Hall.
9. During the examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidate to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate.
10. The candidates are governed by all Rules and Regulations of the Board with regard to their conduct
in the Examination Hall. All cases of unfair means will be dealt with as per rules.
11. The candidates must sign on the Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place.
Instructions for Pen and Paper Based Examination
1. Five minutes before the commencement of the paper the candidate will be asked to break/open the seal of the Test Booklet. He/She will take out the Answer Sheet carefully. The candidate should check carefully that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side2 of the Answer Sheet is the same as printed on the Test Booklet. In case of discrepancy, the candidate should immediately report the matter to the Invigilator for replacement of both the Test Booklet and the Answer Sheet.
2. Candidate will then write particulars with Blue/Black ball point pen only on both the sides of the Answer Sheet. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited. If one uses the pencil, his/her answer sheet will be rejected and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard. After completing this step, the candidates will wait for the instruction by the invigilator.
3. The test will start exactly at the time mentioned in the Admit Card and an announcement to this effect will be made by the invigilator.
4. The test will be of 3 hrs duration
5. The test paper will be consisting questions of Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and all questions will have equal weightage.
6. There will be three parts in the question paper consisting of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics having equal weightage.
7. Each question is allotted 4 (four) marks for the correct response. 1⁄4 (one fourth) marks i.e. one mark will be deducted for indicating incorrect response of each question. No deduction from the total score will be made if no response is indicated for a question.
8. There is only one correct response for each question out of four responses given
9. During the examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidate to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate. The invigilator will also put his/her signatures in the place provided in the Answer Sheet on Side1.
10. Candidate shall bring his/her own Ball Point Pens of good quality. These will not be supplied by the Board.
11. A signal will be given at the beginning of the examination and at halftime. A signal will also be given before the closing time when the candidate must stop marking the responses.
12. The candidate will check that the Testbooklet contains as many numbers of pages as are written on the top of the first page of the Test Booklet. The candidates should also verify the serial number and series of the Test Booklet with the serial number and series of OMR sheet. In case of any variation, the Test Booklet and OMR sheet should be immediately returned to the invigilator for the replacement with another set of same series available in the examination hall/centre.
13. The candidates must sign twice on the Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place. Firstly, immediately after commencement of the Examination and for the second time while handing over the Answer Sheet to the Invigilator. The candidates are also required to put their left hand thumb impression in the space provided in the Attendance Sheet.
14. The candidates are governed by all Rules and Regulations of the Board with regard to their conduct in the Examination Hall. All cases of unfair means will be dealt with as per rules.