JEE Main is a national-level entrance exam for admission to B. E./B. Tech. and B. Arch. courses in the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) and other State-run institutes as well as self-financed institutes in the country. Around 15 lakh students appear for this exam every year out of which only 2 lakhs qualify the exam. This is one of the most popular entrance exams in India. Solving JEE Main practice questions every time you finish a chapter until you have mastered the related concepts and topics is a must if you want to crack this competitive exam.
The JEE Main exam is conducted in two papers. Paper 1 of JEE Main is for engineering aspirants who want to take admission to B. E./ B. Tech. courses. Paper 2 is conducted for students who want to get into B. Arch. course.
The exam pattern for JEE Main 2018 for Paper 1 and Paper 2 is as follows:
JEE Main Paper 1 Pattern
Paper 1 includes only Objective Type questions. There are three sections in Paper 1 – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Each section will have 30 questions. Each question will carry 4 marks. Thus, there will be a total of 90 questions carrying a total of 360 marks that need to be answered in 3 hours. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
JEE Main Paper 2 Pattern
Paper 2 also contains three sections – Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing. The Mathematics section will have 30 questions, the Aptitude Test 50 questions, and 2 questions in the Drawing section. Paper 2 will have a total mark of 390. Each objective question will carry 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer. The time duration for Paper 2 is 3 hours.
JEE Main is also the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced which is for admission to the top engineering colleges in the country, the Indian Institutes of Technology. Although JEE Main is not as difficult as JEE Advanced, because of the large number of students appearing for the exam, it is highly competitive. Students are recommended to score as high as possible in order to ensure a seat in their dream college.
In order to score high, a smart study plan that looks after the overall development of the student – academic proficiency, time management skills, analytical skills, etc is needed. JEE Main and assessing your performance helps in identifying where you are lagging behind and helps you to improve.