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Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a common-national level engineering entrance examination. All the students who aspire to get admission to the most prestigious and in-demand engineering colleges and universities in India. The examination is further divided into two segments, JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced).

  • The entrance examination has been conducted by India’s National Testing Agency (NTA) since 2019.
  • The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) regulates and manages the admission process as well as the seat allocation for the participating 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 26 IIITs and 33 other Central Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) on the basis of the ranks obtained by the student in JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced).
  • Students who enrol in an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) are not eligible to retake the JEE-Advanced test, although this is not the case for NIT, IISc, IISERs, RGIPT, IIPE, and IIST.

The JoSAA conducts post-exam counselling, but there are numerous institutes that do not participate but use the JEE (Advanced) score as the basis of admission. The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), and the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) are some of these institutions.

JEE (Main) 2024

JEE (Main) is a computer-based engineering entrance test that is one of the most popular for admission to NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs. However, many famous private colleges accept JEE (Main) scores as a foundation for admission to Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programmes.

Taking the JEE Main is the first step toward becoming an engineer. JEE (Main) 2024 will be held in two sessions, session 1 in January 2024 and session 2 in April 2024 at various examination centres.

Session 1: 24 January to 1 February 2024.

Session 2: 01 to 15 April 2024 

The exam has 3 papers in total.

  • Paper 1: It is for Undergraduate Engineering Programmes (B.E/B.Tech.) in NITs, IIITs, and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), as well as institutions/universities funded/recognised by participating State Governments. Additionally, JEE (Main) serves as the pre-requisite for JEE (Advanced), which is administered by the National Testing Agency for admission into India’s most prestigious engineering institutions, the IITs.
  • Paper 2: Paper 2A and Paper 2B are conducted for admission to Undergraduate Programs for Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) and Bachelor of Planning (BPlan) courses in the country, respectively.
  • JEE (Main) 2024 Eligibility

    Candidates must fulfil the eligibility requirements established by India’s National Testing Agency (NTA) in order to take JEE (Main) 2024. Candidates should verify the eligibility requirements before filling out the form since those who do not qualify for the exam will be disqualified and will not be eligible for admission.

    The eligibility criteria for JEE (Main) 2024 as determined by the NTA can be segmented into two categories.

    • Eligibility requirements for the JEE Main 2024 examination.
    • Eligibility requirements for admission to colleges like IITs, NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs.

    JEE (Main) Application

    The JEE (Main) 2024 examination is being held in two sessions: January and April 2024. The candidate can apply for just one session or both sessions at the same time by paying the appropriate fees. This provides the applicants with a two-fold advantage. They can improve their scores in the second session if the first one was not up to par or if they missed the first session due to uncertain circumstances. As a result, the candidate will not have to wait a year to take the most coveted engineering admission test.

    JEE (Main) Admit Card

    The admit card for the JEE (Main) is released by the NTA on their official website. For engineering aspirants, the admit card is a crucial piece of paper. They must carry their JEE (Main) admit card as well as a picture ID to the exam centre in order to take the exam.

    JEE (Main) Opportunity for NRI/PIO/GCC Resident Students

    The DASA/CIWG Scheme started by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development allows aspiring engineering NRI students to get admission to the top engineering institutes in India. This scheme is often referred to as the ‘NRI Quota’ among NRIs in the Middle East and elsewhere.

    Currently, there are three alternatives for NRI students under the DASA Scheme: Engineering Admission in India.

    • Priority 1 – Admission to IITs in India
    • Priority 2 – Admission to CFTIs in India (NITs, IIITs & Other Institutions)
    • Priority 3 – Admission to State Engineering Colleges

    JEE (Main) Exam Centres Outside India

    The organising authority for JEE (Main) 2024, NTA, has provided relief to engineering aspirants outside India. The online computer-based examination will now take place in several nations including GCC countries. To serve the growing number of international engineering aspirants, NTA has allotted exam centres at 25 cities outside India. This allows NRIs and other foreign citizens to apply for admission to India’s best technical schools.

    Candidates can now select their chosen exam centre when filling out the application. They should be informed that after the JEE (Main) 2024 admit card is issued, they will not be allowed to change their centres.

    JEE (Main) Exam Pattern

    The JEE (Main) comprises two papers: Paper 1 for Bachelor’s of Engineering/ Bachelor’s of Technology and Paper 2 for Bachelor’s of Architecture/ Bachelor’s of Planning, as we all know. The test patterns for both exams are different. Candidates should be aware that the JEE (Main) 2024 will be held entirely online, with the exception of the B.Arch.’s drawing test, which will be done offline.

    The test pattern below has been designed to make it easy for students to absorb the information and score as high as possible.

    JEE (Main) Preparation Tips

    The JEE (Main) requires a thorough understanding of key concepts in three subjects: physics, chemistry and mathematics.

    Candidates will need all of the assistance they can obtain in order to qualify for the JEE (Advanced), the second part of the NTA-conducted engineering admission test originally known as IIT-JEE.

    Even the greatest reading material is insufficient when preparing for JEE (Main) 2024. Candidates require experienced mentors to help them through the entire process, as well as exclusive tips and tricks. The insider secrets that only someone who has continued to work in the field for a long time can provide, someone who understands the ins & outs of the test and how to navigate it to score well above the cut-off.

    Click here to learn more about the ALLEN Overseas experts’ exclusive strategies and approaches.

    JEE Main Result

    The students can check their results on the NTA’s official website.

    • The results will be calculated as a percentile (NTA Scores). The percentage will be calculated based on the candidate’s overall marks in the Paper across all subjects.
    • After the results of Session 1 and Session 2 are declared, the rankings will be announced. The rank will be determined after comparing the attempts made by the candidates in both sessions.
    • NTA will declare results on its official website only. The national authority never declares results offline.
    • Rank is a composite of the All India Rank and All India Category Rank. No applicants will get a rank card from the authorities. It will be available for download only on the website for candidates.
    • The candidate’s score and rank can be used in JoSSA’s counselling sessions to determine his or her eligibility for JEE (Advanced)


    Session Result Declared In the Month of (Tentative)
    Session 1 (January) 12 February 2024
    Session 2 (April) April 2024


    JEE (Main) Cut-Off

    On the NTA website’s official page, along with the announcement of the results, the board will post the cut-off marks for JEE Main 2024 by category.

    • The cut-off for the various categories will depend on the difficulty of the questions and the NTA score obtained by the applicants who took the exam.
    • The authorities will disclose the official NTA cut-off score for appearing in the JEE Advanced 2024 along with the results.
    • The cut-off will be released online only.
    • The cut-off determines the minimum marks required to appear for the JEE (Advanced).
    • Candidates who score more than the announced cut-off will be regarded as qualified for JEE (Main) and will be eligible for JEE Advanced (Advanced).
    • Only the candidates who meet the cut-off will be eligible for admission to the NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).

    JEE (Main) Syllabus

    The syllabus for JEE (Main) 2024 is divided into papers. Paper 1 of the B.E./B.Tech. the programme focuses on physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Paper 2 is further divided into Paper 2A for B.Arch, which spotlights on Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing, and Paper 2B for B.Plan, centred on Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Planning.

    Click here for a closer look at the NTA’s JEE (Main) 2024 syllabus.

    JEE (Main) Sample Papers

    Experts advise solving as many sample papers as possible to have a complete comprehension of the subject. It brings clarity and assists with time management. To get you started, here are a few JEE (Main) sample papers handpicked by the famous ALLEN faculty.

    JEE (Main) Previous Year Papers

    Someone’s previous work provides an in-depth understanding of the person’s mind and how it functions. The same is true for the exams. Practising past year’s question papers provides you with an in-depth understanding of the test, its format, the types of questions, and how long it takes you to get through the question paper with time to spare for revision.

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