JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 - Check Complete Paper Pattern

  • By Christy J. Varghese
  • 22 November 2022
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 - Check Complete Paper Pattern Here

The National Testing Agency or NTA will release the JEE Mains 2023 dates soon. The National Testing Agency (NTA) administers the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main Exam for admission to B.E., B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Planning programmes. The best universities in the nation will admit the applicants who crack the JEE Main examination.

Students taking the IIT JEE exam must study the JEE paper pattern thoroughly. In addition to creating an effective study schedule, candidates who attentively monitor and adhere to the JEE Main exam pattern will ultimately perform well and obtain a better score on the entrance exam. The paper pattern will release on the official website of JEE Mains.  

Overview of JEE Main Paper Pattern

The JEE Paper Pattern 2023 will have numerical and multiple-choice questions for the Btech paper. According to the NTA JEE exam pattern, answers to numerical questions must be precise to the point of four decimals. In contrast to multiple-choice questions, the applicants must consider and calculate their answers.

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 1 (BE or B.Tech)

There will be three components in the B.Tech exam (Paper 1) of the JEE Mains 2023: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. JEE Main Exam Paper-1 lasts 3 hours long. The time duration for the PwD candidates is 4 hours.

Each subject has two sections: Section A (multiple-choice questions) and Section B (numerical questions). Now, each subject or topic covers 20 questions in Section A, all of which are mandatory to attempt. On the other hand, Section B covers ten questions. Candidates may choose any five questions from the ten questions and respond accordingly.

Mode of exam

An online or computer-based examination

Test subjects

There are three test subjects in the exam, namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 

No. of questions per subject

25 questions each for Physics, Chemistry and Chemistry

Total no. of questions in JEE Mains

75 questions

Type of questions

20 MCQ and 10 Numerical Values in each subject or topic. Five of the ten questions are compulsory. 

Marks per question

Four marks per question

JEE Main total marks

300 (100 marks for each question) 

Test Duration:

Three hours

Language of exam

English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. 

JEE Main Marking Scheme: Paper 1 (BE/B.Tech) 

  1. Paper 1 carries JEE Main total marks of 300. Each accurate response receives four marks. 
  2. There is a one-mark penalty for each incorrect answer.
  3. Unattempted or left questions receive no marks. 
  4. For all 25 questions in the Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry portion, there is a possible score of 100. 
  5. There are 75 questions in total, which translates to 75 x 4 = 300 marks. 

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 2 (B. Arch and B.Plan)

For B.Arch and B.Planning, Paper 2 contains a different pattern. Candidates, however, have 3 hours to complete both of these exams. There are two ways to take the B.Arch exam: online and offline. Candidates need to appear for the aptitude and math tests online, whereas the art or structure drawing tests are given offline or on paper. 

Mode of exam

Online or computer-based examination.
Exception: Drawing section in B.Arch

Test sections

B.Arch (Paper 2A): There are three sections for B.Arch (Paper 2A), namely, Mathematics, Aptitude test and Drawing test. 


B.Plan (Paper 2B): There are three sections for B.Plan (Paper 2B), namely, Mathematics, Aptitude test and Planning test (MCQs). 

Total no. of questions in JEE Mains

B.Arch: 82 Questions

B.Plan: 105 Questions

Type of questions

20 MCQ and 10 Numerical values in Maths, 30 MCQ in Aptitude and 2 Drawing questions

Marks per question

Four marks per question

JEE Main total marks

400 (100 marks for each question) 

Test Duration:

Three hours

Language of exam

English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. 

JEE Main Marking Scheme: Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) 

Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) 

  1. B.Arch (2A) and B.Plan (2B) each receive 400 out of the 800 JEE Main total marks.
  2. Each accurate response receives four marks.
  3. There is a one-mark penalty for each incorrect answer. 
  4. Unattempted or left questions earn no marks.

Paper 2A (B.Arch)

  1. Each of the two drawing questions in the drawing portion can receive up to 50 marks. The total number of points is 100.
  2. Each of the 25 questions in the Mathematics portion can receive a maximum of 4 marks. The total number of points is 100.
  3.  In the Aptitude section, each of the 50 questions receives four marks for a maximum of 200 marks.

Paper 2B (B.Plan) 

  1. Each of the 25 questions in the planning-based section receives four marks. The total number of points is 100. 
  2. Each of the 25 questions in the Mathematics part is worth four marks. The total number of points is 100. 
  3. Each of the 50 questions in the aptitude part receives four marks, for 200 total marks.

JEE Paper Pattern: B.Arch (Paper 2A) Explained

Test sections

No. of questions 

Type of questions

Marks 

Mathematics

25 

20 multiple choice questions (MCQs) and 10 numerical 

5 out of 10* questions with answers as a numerical value have to be answered.

100

Aptitude 

50

Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

200

Drawing  Test

2

Pen and paper 

100

Total

82

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400

JEE Paper Pattern: B.Plan (Paper 2B) Explained

Test sections

No. of questions

Type of questions

JEE Main 

Total marks 

Mathematics

25 

20 multiple choice questions (MCQs) and 10 numerical

5 out of 10* questions with answers as a numerical value have to be answered.

100

Aptitude 

50

Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

200

Planning Test

25

Multiple-choice questions (MCQs)

100

Total

105

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400

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