JEE Main 2025: Syllabus | Exam Pattern | Marking Scheme | Weightage

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  • May 16, 2024
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The JEE Main is a gateway for aspiring engineers in India. The NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts the exam twice a year, typically in January and April. Cracking JEE Main unlocks doors for students to pursue undergraduate courses in various engineering and architecture programs at the top institutes nationwide.

JEE Main is the first step in admission to prestigious engineering colleges like the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), and Institutions/Universities funded/recognised by participating State Governments among other renowned engineering institutions.

This blog provides a comprehensive overview of JEE Main 2025, equipping you with everything you need to know to ace this crucial exam. From the exam format to eligibility criteria, from tips for excelling to the importance of the exam, we’ve got you covered.

JEE Main 2025 Table of Content
Exam Highlights

Exam Eligibility

Exam Pattern

Chapter Wise Weightage

Preparation Tips

JEE Main 2025-Exam Highlights:

JEE Main exam consists of three papers:

  • Paper 1: This paper is conducted for B.E./B. Tech courses. The exam includes questions from subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Paper 2A: This paper is conducted for admission to B.Arch courses. It includes Mathematics, an Aptitude Test, and Drawing Tests.
  • Paper 2B: For admission to B. Planning courses, which include subjects like Mathematics, Aptitude Tests, and Planning-Based Questions.
Particulars Details
Exam Name JEE Main (Joint Entrance Exam Main)
Exam Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Conducting Body NTA (National Testing Agency
Papers Paper 1: B.E./ B.Tech

Paper 2A: B.Arch

Paper 2B: B.Planning

Time Duration 3 Hours
Language 13 Languages (English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu & Urdu)
Exam Centers (India) 391*
Exam Centers (Outside India) 22*
Website https://jeemain.nta.ac.in/

JEE Main 2025 Exam: Check Your Eligibility:

Nationality:

  • Candidates must be Indian citizens.
  • Applicants who are foreign nationals, as well as NRIs, PIOs, and OCIs, can apply.

Age Criteria:

  • There is no upper age limit in the JEE Exam.
  • The aspirants who have passed the class 12/equivalent exam or are appearing in the year of the exam, irrespective of their age, can appear in the JEE Main examination.
  • However, candidate(s) may be required to fulfil the age criteria of the respective Institute(s) they wish to attend.

Number of Attempts:

  • Students can appear in the exam for three consecutive years. The exam is held twice a year, so candidates are eligible for a total of six attempts.
  • Students who pass class 10+2 in 2023 and 2024 and appear in 2025 are eligible for the JEE main 2025 exam.

Qualifying Exams:

  • 10+2 exam, conducted by any recognised board, such as a Central/ State Board/ Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, etc.
  • Intermediate or 2-year Pre-University Exam recognised by any Board/ University.
  • Final Examination of the two-year course of the NDA’s Joint Services Wing.
  • Senior Secondary School Exam conducted by the NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) with a minimum of 5 subjects.
  • The AIU (Association of Indian Universities) recognises any school/board/university exam in India or a foreign country as equivalent to the 10+2 system.
  • Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Exam.
  • A minimum three-year Diploma recognised by the AICTE or State Board of Technical Education.
  • Advanced (A) Level General Certificate Education (GCE) exam from London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka.
  • Cambridge University’s High School Certificate Exam/ International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office (Geneva).

Year of Passing the Qualifying Exams:

Applicants who have passed the Class 12 or equivalent examination in 2023 or 2024 or who are appearing in the Class 12 or equivalent exam in 2025 are eligible to appear in JEE Main 2025.

JEE Main 2025 Exam Pattern:

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct JEE Main 2025 in two sessions (January and April). Understanding the JEE Main exam pattern will help you prepare for the exam accordingly. Below, we share the exam pattern for both Paper 1 (B.E./ B.Tech) and Paper 2 (B.Arch & B. Planning).

JEE Main Paper 1 (B.Tech/B.E.)
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test (CBT)
Type of Questions Multiple choice questions (MCQs)

Questions with numerical values as answers

Subject Mathematics | Physics | Chemistry
No. of Sections 3
No of Questions 90 (30 Questions/ Section)
Total Marks 300 Marks (100 marks for each section)
Marking Scheme +4 Mark for Right Answer

-1 for Each Wrong Answer

JEE Main Paper 2A (B. Arch)
Subject Number of Questions Marks
Subject-wise distribution of

Questions, Total

Number of Questions,

and Marks

Part I: Mathematics 20* (Section A) and 10* (Section B) 100
Part II: Aptitude Test 50 200
Part III: Drawing Test 2 100
Total 82 400
*20 questions will be MCQs, and the answers of 05 questions will be filled as a numerical value. There will be negative markings for both Section A and Section B.
Marking Scheme for MCQs Correct Answer or the most appropriate answer +4
Incorrect Answer/Multiple Answer -1
Unanswered /Marked for Review 0
(a) Marking Scheme for ques for which the answer is a Numerical value Correct Answer or the most appropriate Answer +4
Incorrect Answer/Multiple Answer -1
Unanswered /Marked for Review 0
(b) Marking Scheme Drawing Test (Part III) Two questions are to be evaluated out of 100 marks.
JEE Main Paper 2B (B. Planning)
Subject Number of Questions Marks
Subject-wise distribution of Questions, Total Number of Questions,

and Marks

Part I: Mathematics 20* (Section A) and 10* (Section B) 100
Part II: Aptitude Test 50 200
Part III: Planning 25 100
Total 105 400
*20 questions will be MCQs, and the answers of 05 questions will be filled as a numerical value. There will be negative markings for both Section A and Section B.
Marking Scheme for MCQs Correct Answer or the most appropriate answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer/Multiple Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered /Marked for Review No mark (0)
(b) Marking Scheme Drawing Test (Part III) Two questions are to be evaluated out of 100 marks.

JEE Main 2025 Exam- Chapter Wise Weightage:

The syllabus for JEE Main 2025 is expected to be similar to the previous year, with an emphasis on Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from Classes 11 and 12. To assist students in preparing for exams, we are providing chapter-wise weightage of each subject. This will enable them to streamline their studies and better understand important topics.

JEE Main Mathematics- Chapter-Wise Weightage:

Please find below the details of the chapters, the total number of questions, and the weightage of each chapter in the JEE Main Mathematics paper. Students should note that the chapter-wise weightage is prepared by analysing the topics and questions in the previous year’s JEE Main question papers.

Unit & Topic Name No of Questions Marks Weightage (%)
Binomial Theorem 2 8 6.67
Circle 1 4 3.33
Conic Section 1 4 3.33
Sequence and Series 2 8 6.67
Straight Line 1 4 3.33
Statistics 1 4 3.33
Quadratic Equation 1 4 3.33
Trigonometry 1 4 3.33
Application of Derivatives 1 4 3.33
Complex Number 2 8 6.67
Definite Integration 2 8 6.67
Differential Equation 1 4 3.33
Matrices 2 8 6.67
Relation Function ITF 2 8 6.67
Three Dimensional Geometry 1 4 3.33
Vector 1 4 3.33
Method of Differentiation 1 4 3.33
Limit Continuity 3 12 10

JEE Main Physics- Chapter-Wise Weightage:

The following information outlines the number of chapters, total questions, and weightage for each chapter in the JEE Main Physics section. Students need to be aware that the chapter-wise weightage is determined by analysing the previous year’s JEE Main question papers, which helps identify the topics and types of questions asked in past exams. Chapters like Optics, Current Electricity, Thermodynamics, and Electrostatics are important topics on which students can focus.

Unit & Topic Name No of Questions Marks Weightage (%)
Elasticity 1 4 3.33
KTG and 1st Law of Thermodynamics 3 12 10
Rotation 1 4 3.33
Simple Harmonic Motion 1 4 3.33
System of Particles, Centre of Mass, Momentum & Collision 2 8 6.67
Unit & Dimension 1 4 3.33
Circular Motion 1 4 3.33
Rectilinear Motion 2 8 6.67
Error & Measurement 1 4 3.33
Viscosity 1 4 3.33
Current Electricity 3 12 10
Electromagnetic Waves 1 4 3.33
Electrostatics 2 8 6.67
Geometrical Optics 3 12 10
Gravitation 1 4 3.33
Modern Physics 5 20 20
Semi-Conductor 1 4 3.33
Capacitor 1 4 3.33
Electromagnetic Induction 1 4 3.33
Magnetic Field 2 8 6.67
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JEE Main Chemistry- Chapter-Wise Weightage:

Chemistry consists of three sections: physical, Inorganic, and Organic. Maintaining a good balance among these three will help students score well in this section and improve their overall score. In the table below, we share the number of questions and the weightage of all the chapters, which will help you master the JEE Main Chemistry section.

Unit & Topic Name No of Questions Marks Weightage (%)
Physical Chemistry
Atomic Structure 2 8 6.67
Mole Concept 2 8 6.67
Ionic Equilibrium 1 4 3.33
Thermodynamics 2 8 6.67
Chemical Kinetics 1 4 3.33
Electrochemistry 1 4 3.33
Solution Colligative Properties 1 4 3.33
Inorganic Chemistry
p-Block Elements (13 & 14 Group) 1 4 3.33
Chemical Bonding 2 8 6.67
Periodic table & Periodicity 1 4 3.33
D-Block Elements 1 4 3.33
Coordination Compounds 1 4 3.33
p-Block Elements (17 & 18 Group) 1 4 3.33
Qualitative Analysis 2 8 6.67
Organic Chemistry
IUPAC & Structural isomerism 2 8 6.67
GOC-II 3 12 10
Structural Identification 1 4 3.33
Biomolecule and Polymer 1 4 3.33
Hydrocarbon 1 4 3.33
Practical Organic Chemistry 1 4 3.33
Haloalkane and Haloarenes 1 4 3.33
Aromatic Compounds 1 4 3.33

Note: The above-shared details are based on the analysis made by the experts of ALLEN Overseas on the previous year’s trends. These trends may be updated or changed per the interim decision of the organising body.

JEE Main 2025 Exam- Preparation Tips:

  • Thoroughly understand the syllabus and identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject.
  • Organise your studies by making a proper plan that allows equal time for each subject.
  • NCERT textbooks form a strong foundation for JEE Main preparation. Master these concepts before moving on to advanced reference materials.
  • Solve JEE Main previous years’ question papers, attempt mock tests, and practice with sample papers to build speed, accuracy, and time management skills.
  • Take help from teachers or mentors to clarify any doubts you encounter during your preparation.
  • Schedule regular revisions to solidify concepts and ensure long-term retention.
  • Prioritise your well-being. Ensure adequate sleep and a healthy diet, and take breaks to avoid burnout.

This blog provides all the essential information, but remember to stay updated on official announcements from the NTA website (jeemain.nta.ac.in) for the latest details.

Always remember that consistent effort, strategic planning, and guidance are key to excelling in JEE Main 2025. We wish you all the best for your preparation.

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