JEE Main Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Kritika Yadav

Kritika Yadav

JEE Main Exam Pattern & Syllabus

JEE Main Exam Pattern & Syllabus: JEE (Main) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to undergraduate engineering programs such as the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.). JEE Main 2023 is likely to be conducted twice this year instead of four times, according to reports.

Here’s a look at the JEE Main exam pattern and syllabus:

JEE Main Exam Pattern

The 2022 JEE main exam pattern consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates may take Paper 1, Paper 2 or both depending on the courses the candidates will apply to. Both the papers would be of 3 hours duration each.

Here are the subjects covered in the papers, the type and mode of questions, and the courses for which each paper has to be taken.

  • If you’re applying for B.E. or B.Tech. courses, you should appear for Paper 1 of JEE Main.
  • If you’re applying for B.Arch or B.Planning courses, you should appear for Paper 2 of JEE Main.
Total Number of Questions90 Questions82 Questions105 Questions
Total Marks300 Marks400 Marks400 Marks
SectionsPhysics, Chemistry and MathematicsMathematics, Aptitude and Drawing
Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning
Number of Questions30 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) + 10 Questions with answer as numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry

Candidates will have to attempt only 5 questions out of 10 numerical value questions.
Mathematics-30 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 10 Questions for which answer is a numerical value.

Candidates have to attempt 5 out of 10 questions with numerical value answer

Aptitude- 50 MCQs

Drawing- 2 questions
Mathematics- 20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 10 Questions for which answer is a numerical value

Candidates have to attempt 5 out of 10 questions with numerical value answer

Aptitude Test – 50 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Planning Based Questions -25 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Marks per SectionPhysics- 100 Marks
Chemistry- 100 Marks
Mathematics- 100 Marks
Mathematics- 100 Marks
Aptitude- 200 Marks
Drawing- 100 Marks
Mathematics- 100 Marks
Aptitude- 200 Marks
Planning- 100 Marks

Marking scheme for JEE Main computer based exam

The question paper would have objective type questions with four options as answers to every question. There is only one correct response out of the four options. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks. One-fourth marks i.e. 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer to a question. If a question if left unanswered, no marks will be deducted.

The number of attempts for JEE Main is limited to 03

Read: JEE Main exam centres 2023

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Language of question paper

  • You can opt for your question paper in either Hindi or English medium.
  • Candidates opting for exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli have the option for question papers in Gujarati medium as well apart from Hindi & English.
  • You must choose the question paper’s language while filling out the JEE Main application form.

Read: About JEE Main 2023

JEE Main syllabus 2023

The JEE (Main) syllabus has been listed in detail with topics that need to be covered in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry. The syllabus for the Aptitude Test (of Paper 2 for B.Arch/ B.Planning courses) has also been listed in detail. Please refer to the table below:

Complex numbers and quadratic equations

Matrices and determinants

Sets, relations and functions

Mathematical induction

Permutations and combinations

Mathematical reasoning

Limit, continuity and differentiability

Integral calculus

Three-dimensional geometry

Differential equations

Binomial theorem and its simple applications

Sequence and Series

Vector algebra

Statistics and probability


Coordinate geometry
Section A
Physics and measurement

Rotational motion



Work, energy and power

Properties of solids and liquids


Laws of motion

Oscillations and waves

Electronic devices

Kinetic theory of gases

Current electricity

Communication systems

Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents

Magnetic effects of current and magnetism


Electromagnetic waves

Atoms and nuclei


Dual nature of matter and radiation

Section B
Experimental Skills
Physical Chemistry
Some basic concepts in chemistry

States of matter

Atomic structure

Chemical bonding and molecular structure

Chemical thermodynamics



Redox reactions and electrochemistry

Chemical kinetics

Surface chemistry

Organic Chemistry
Purification and characterisation of organic compounds


Chemistry in everyday life

Principles related to practical chemistry

Organic compounds containing halogens

Organic compounds containing oxygen

Organic compounds containing nitrogen


Some basic principles of organic chemistry


Inorganic Chemistry
Classification of elements and periodicity in properties


Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)

P Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements

d- and f – block elements

Coordination compounds

Environmental chemistry

General principles and processes of isolation of metals

JEE Main Syllabus 2023 for Paper 2 Aptitude Test (B.Arch/B.Planning)

Part I
Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials. Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build—environment. Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings. Visualising. different sides of three-dimensional objects. Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).
Part II
Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. Transformation forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3 D views of objects. Creating two dimensional and three dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.
Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, ect.), landscape (river fronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life.
Part III (Planning)
General Awareness regarding development issues, government programs/schemes etc., Comprehension, critical thinking and analytical skills, graphs, charts and map reading skills, simple statistics, CBSE class X Social Sciences topics.

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