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Learn all about IIT-JEE Main & JEE Advanced

IIT or the Indian Institute of Technology is one of the most prestigious institutions in India. Students who study in IITs can become one of the most successful high-paying Engineers or Scientists in the World. Hence, most science students have a dream to join the IITs and study there.

IIT-JEE for Engineering Studies

This article is for those students who have such a dream to study in IITs in India to study Engineering. All of them have essentially heard about the JEE or Joint Entrance Examination that is held for students across India. Well, securing a good ranking in the JEE exams can pave the way to the IITs all the way.

For this reason, some students are preparing for their own. Many also join JEE preparation courses provided by some of the best institutions in India. But, if you are new, then you need to know about the JEE exams and go ahead.

Two Examinations

But, there are two examinations that candidates need to pass and secure a good ranking. Then only they can get their chance for admission into any of the IITs. These two tests are JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

Both examinations are held online mode using LAN instead of the Internet. It ensures the NTA in conducting a safe and secure test.


This is the first step. Candidates need to pass this IIT JEE Main exam to get a chance to appear in the JEE advanced test. This examination is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in January and April month, each year.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main

Only Students from the Science stream are eligible to apply for the JEE test. Your subjects must be Maths and Physics as compulsory, and Chemistry or Biology as the third subject.

If you belong to the General category, then you need to secure a minimum of 75% marks in the Class XII board examination (Higher Secondary). Candidates from SC/ST category are eligible if they can secure at least 65% marks in the same examination. 

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main

Candidates who can secure their rank in the top 2,50,000 in JEE Main, will get a chance to appear in the JEE Advanced Examination.

Courses offered after JEE Exams

Successful students who have successfully secured a comfortable rank in the JEE Advanced can join 4 Years B. Tech, B. Pharm, 5 Years B. Arch, Integrated M. Sc, and M. Tech Courses.

JEE Main Examination Modes

JEE’s main question has two different papers, Paper I and Paper-II. Paper I is for B. Tech and B.E courses whereas Paper II is for B. Arch and B. Planning courses. It will have Multiple Choice Question-based papers.

Paper I will have 90 questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics; 30 questions on each subject. Each question comes with 4 marks and the total examination paper is 360 marks.

Paper-II has a total of 82 questions, for Maths there are 30 questions; the Aptitude test has 50 questions and there will be 4 marks for all these 80 questions. There are also 2 questions for the drawing test with 35 marks for each. So, there is a total of 390 marks for Paper-II.

How Can You Apply for JEE Main?

Candidates can apply for the JEE Main Examination by visiting their official website at

Filling Up Application for JEE

There, students need to apply via clicking on the “online JEE Main 2022 application form.” Candidates need to fill up all necessary details like personal details, academic qualification info, and contact details. Candidates can also select their preferred language for the exam.

The Registration Process

In the registration process, students also have to provide a password that they will use for future correspondence. After filling up all details, students need to upload the necessary documents (JPG format).

Fees for JEE Main

Then it will ask you to pay for the registration or application fee which is ₹650 for each Paper I and Paper II; a total of ₹1300 for the boys from the General Category. Girls from General, SC, ST, PwD, and Transgender categories can pay ₹325 for each paper, a total of ₹650 for both papers in JEE Main Examination.

After completing the registration, students will be given a system-generated application number.


  • Photographs of the candidate should be in black and White or Color format. The date of the taken photo needs to be mentioned on it. 
  • Wearing spectacle, sunglasses, and caps are not allowed. Unclear photographs will be rejected.
  • Also, scanned copies of the signatures of the candidate and their parent (Father, Mother, or Guardian) need to be uploaded.

After the candidates completed their application successfully, they should take 4 printouts of the confirmation page. They need to keep the acknowledgment copy for the same.

IIT JEE Advanced

Your further journey to the IITs will start after you have qualified in the first phase. In this part of your journey, you have to appear in the IIT JEE Advanced Examination.

JEE Advanced Examination Modes

JEE Advanced also has Paper I and Paper II. But, students here need to appear in both Paper I and Paper II of this section of the examination.

In JEE Advanced, Paper I, students will have to answer a total of 18 questions, 5 questions in Physics with 3 marks for each question and 1 negative mark for each wrong answer; 8 questions in Chemistry with 4 marks for each question and 2 negative mark for every mistake, 5 questions in Mathematics with 3 marks for each question and 1negative mark for every mistake.

In Paper II, also there will be 18 questions total. 6 questions in Physics will have 3 marks for each and 1 negative mark for each wrong answer; 8 questions in Chemistry will have 4 marks for each and 2 negative marks for each wrong answer; 4 questions in Mathematics will have 3 marks for each and 1 negative mark for each wrong answer.

So, JEE Advanced Paper I and Paper II both have a total of 124 Marks, 62 marks in each paper.

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