JEE Main 2023 Latest Updates
- JEE Main exam 2023 was held in June 2023.
- According to the guidelines, the aspirants needed to score at least 75% in the board exams.
- There is a negative marking in both MCQs and numerical value answers. 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.
- JEE Main result for session 1 has been declared. The candidates can now download the result from their registered mobile numbers.
- Candidates who applied to take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced in 2020 or 2021 but were unable to attend due to COVID were allowed to reappear directly in JEE Advanced 2023.
JEE Main is a national-level entrance exam organized by NTA every year. After qualifying for this exam, candidates can get admission in B.Tech/ B.E/ B.Arch/ B.Plan courses in prestigious engineering institutions like IITs, NITs, CFTIs, etc.
NTA had released the official notification on jeemain.nta.nic.in and had rescheduled the exam dates due to the clash with board exam dates. The JEE Main exam dates were:
- June 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, 2023.
The exam is conducted separately for Paper 1 (B.Tech/ B.E) and Paper 2 (B.Arch/ B.Plan). The Paper1 is conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E/B. Tech) at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), Institutions/Universities funded/recognized by participating State Governments, as well as an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced), which is conducted for admission to IITs.
What is JEE Main?
JEE Main is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the NTA for admission into the B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch./B.Plan. courses that are offered by the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology), and CFTs (Centrally Funded Institutions).
Only those candidates who qualify for the JEE Main will be eligible to appear in the JEE Advanced.The counseling-cum-seat allotment for all the IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs will be organized by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JOSAA).
JEE Main Exam Highlights
|Exam Name||JEE (Joint Entrance Examination)|
|Known Specify||JEE Main|
|Conducting Authority||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Examination Level||National Level|
|Exam Category||Undergraduate Level|
|Motive||Provide admission to the students’ IITs, NITs, and GFTIs.|
|Mode of the Examination||Online Mode (Computer Based)|
For Paper 2 (Offline Mode)
|Number of Attempts Available||4|
|Times Conducted Yearly||2|
|Average Number of Applicants registration||11 Lac|
|Test Centres inIndia||248|
|Test Centres out of India||10|
|States that are parts of JEE System||Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Nagaland|
|States that accept JEE Main Score||Rajasthan, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh|
|NTA Official Website||https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/|
JEE Main Exam Dates 2023
The official notification is released now. The JEE Main exam dates are tabulated below:
|Events||Important Dates 2023 (Rescheduled)|
|Release of Notification||Notified soon|
|Starting of the Registration process||Notified soon|
|End of registration||Notified soon|
|Last date of fee payment||Notified soon|
|Exam City announcement||Notified soon|
|Release of Admit card||Notified soon|
|JEE Main 2023 Exam||Notified soon|
|Answer key||Notified soon|
|Declaration of Result||Notified soon|
|Counseling process starts||Notified soon|
JEE Main Application Form 2023
JEE Registration Form 2023 has been released by the NTA.
- The JEE Main Application form is available only in online mode.
- There was no JEE Application Form correction facility to edit/change/rectify particulars in their filled application form. So candidates had to be extra careful while filling out the form.
- Aadhaar Card Is Required: An Aadhaar Card is not required to apply for the exam.
- For filling up the Application Form, candidates need to upload scanned images of images in the form, i.e. passport size photographs, signatures of candidates, and mothers/fathers/parents.
- The dimensions of the passport-size photographs should be 3.5 x 4.5 cm. Refer complete JEE Main Photo Size Format here.
- The size of a signature should be 3.5*1.5 cm.
- The scanned documents must be in jpeg or JPG format.
- Submission of multiple applications will lead a candidate’s application towards cancellation.
- There is no need to send the Application Form’s hard copy to the conducting authority.
JEE Main Image Format 2023
|Dimensions||3.5cm X 4.5cm|
|File Size||4kb to 40kb|
JEE Main Application Fee 2023
Candidates could pay the JEE Main application fee online through Internet Banking or a credit or debit card. The application fee for various categories and exam centers is as given below:
|Exam Center Opted||Appearing Papers||Online Mode Exam|
General/Gen- EWS/OBC (NCL)
B.E./B.Tech and B. Arch or
B.E./B.Tech and B. Planning or
B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch and B.Planning or
B.Arch and B.Planning
B.E./B.Tech and B. Arch or
B.E./B.Tech and B. Planning or
B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch and B.Planning or
B.Arch and B.Planning
JEE Main Application Correction 2023
- This year, there was no correction facility to make changes in the application form after completing the registration process.
- No modification could be done in the photographs or signatures uploaded in the form.
- Aspirants had to make sure to fill out the application form diligently and re-check it before submitting it.
- No corrections sent by candidates through post/Whatsapp/ email/ by hand will be entertained by NTA.
Previously, the candidates had the provision of modifying and editing the details of their Application Form by conducting authority.
- Candidates could edit/correct their application forms.
- Application form correction facility was available via online mode only.
- JEE Main correction window provided the facility of correction in details like the change in exam mode from PBT to CBT, the city of examination, and paper-2 to paper-1.
- Candidates could make changes only in some selective fields.
- For correcting the application form, an additional fee could be paid through credit/debit card, e-wallet, or e-challan.
JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2023
Those who applied for the exam had to go through the JEE Main eligibility criteria first, as only those candidates who fulfill the criteria are eligible to sit for the examination. The detailed eligibility criteria are given below:
Age Criteria: There is no upper age limit for the Main exam.
- The candidate must have passed the XII or equivalent exam in 2019, 2020, or appear in 2021 to be eligible to apply for JEE exam 2023.
- For B.E/B. Tech, it is essential to have passed the XII/qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects, along with Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, and Technical as a Vocational subject.
- For B. Arch, it is mandatory to have passed XII with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.
- For B. Planning, it is required to have passed the XII/qualifying exam in Mathematics.
- There are no minimum marks required in the XII. However, the candidates must score 75% or above to get admission into IIITs, NITs, or CFTI.
- Candidates who passed the Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2019 or before, as well as those who will appear in such an examination in 2023 or later, are not eligible to appear in JEE Main.
- Diploma holders may also apply for JEE, but they will only be eligible for admissions into IITs.
Number of Attempts
- A total of three attempts are given for clearing the JEE Main. JEE Advanced can be attempted a maximum of two times in consecutive years. The attempt limit is the same for all the categories.
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023
The JEE Main Exam Pattern comprises a total of three papers of three hours each. The paper contains both objective and numerical questions. The three papers are for B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Plan, respectively. The complete details of the paper pattern are given below:
|Mode of exam||B.Tech/B.Plan – CBT mode|
B.Arch – PBT mode | CBT mode
|Type of questions||Objective (MCQs) and Numerical|
Subjective – B.Arch Drawing Paper
|Number of questions||75 for B.Tech|
77 for B.Arch
100 for B.Plan
|Total marks||Paper 1– 300 marks|
Paper 2– 400 marks
Paper 3– 400 marks
|Name of sections||B.Tech – 3 (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)|
B.Arch – 3 (Drawing, Mathematics, and Aptitude)
B.Plan – 3 (Mathematics, Aptitude, and Planning Based Questions)
|Marking scheme||Correct Response– (+4)|
Incorrect Response– (-1)
|The difficulty level of the exam||Easy to Moderate|
JEE Main Admit Card 2023
The NTA releases the admit card before the exam. Some essential pointers regarding the JEE Main Admit Card are given below:
- Only the candidates who have successfully registered for the exam can download the JEE Admit Card.
- The Admit Card will be released in online mode only.
- The authorities will inform the candidates regarding the release of the admit card on their registered email ID and mobile number.
- Candidates can download the admit card/hall ticket by entering their application number, date of birth, or security code.
- If candidates discover any errors after generating their admit cards, they must contact the conducting authority.
- The admit card contains details like exam schedule, exam center details, the candidate’s roll number, etc.
- Candidates must carry an ID proof along with the admit card to the examination hall.
JEE Main Syllabus 2023
The JEE Main Syllabus provides the details about the topics and chapters that will be covered in the test papers. All three papers have different courses, so the syllabus is also different. The detailed paper-wise division of the syllabus is as given below:
JEE Main (B.E / B.Tech) – Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry
|Unit 1: Sets, Relations, and Functions||Unit 2: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations||Unit 3: Matrices and Determinants||Unit 4: Permutations and Combinations|
|Unit 5: Mathematical Induction||Unit 6: Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications||Unit 7: Sequences and Series||Unit 8: Limit Continuity, and Differentiability|
|Unit 9: Integral Calculus||Unit 10: Differential Equations||Unit 11: Coordinate Geometry||Unit 12: Three Dimensional Geometry|
|Unit 13: Vector Algebra||Unit 14: Statistics and Probability||Unit 15: Trigonometry||Unit 16: Mathematical Reasoning|
|Section A –Theory|
|Unit 1: Physics and Measurement||Unit 2: Kinematics||Unit 3: Laws of Motion||Unit 4: Work, Energy, and Power||Unit 5: Rotational Motion|
|Unit 6: Gravitation||Unit 7: Properties of Solids and Liquids||Unit 8: Thermodynamics||Unit 9: Kinetic Theory of Gases||Unit 10: Oscillations and Waves|
|Unit 11: Electrostatics||Unit 12: Current Electricity||Unit 13: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism||Unit 14: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents||Unit 15: Electromagnetic Waves|
|Unit 16: Optics||Unit 17: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation||Unit 18: Atoms and Nuclei||Unit 19: Electronic Devices||Unit 20: Communication Systems|
|Section B –Practical|
|Unit 21: Experimental Skills|
|Section A: Physical Chemistry|
|Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry||Unit 2: States of Matter||Unit 3: Atomic Structure||Unit 4: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure|
|Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics||Unit 6: Solutions||Unit 7: Equilibrium||Unit 8: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry|
|Unit 9: Chemical Kinetics||Unit 10: Surface Chemistry||–||–|
|Section B: Inorganic Chemistry|
|Unit 11: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Unit 12: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals||Unit 13: Hydrogen||Unit 14: Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)|
|Unit 15: P-Block Elements||Unit 16: d-and-f Block Elements||Unit 17: Coordination Compounds||Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry|
|Section C: Organic Chemistry|
|Unit 19: Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds||Unit 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry||Unit 21: Hydrocarbons||Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens|
|Unit 23: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen||Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen||Unit 25: Polymers||Unit 26: Biomolecules|
|Unit 27: Chemistry In Everyday Life||Unit 28: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry||–|
JEE (B. Arch / B. Planning) – Aptitude Test
|Part 1||Part 2|
|People, places, buildings, materials, and textures related to architecture and the built environment are all things to be aware of. Analytical reasoning and mental ability (visual, numerical, and verbal) are required.||Three-dimensional perception: understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms, and elements; color, texture, harmony, and contrast. design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. Transformation of forms, both 2D and 3D, union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces, and volumes. generation of the plan, elevations, and 3D views of objects. Creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms is challenging.|
How to Prepare for JEE Main 2023?
Some highly beneficial JEE Main Preparation Tips are:
- Make a properstudy timetable.
- The exam pattern is very important in exam preparation; therefore, keep up to date with the syllabus and exam pattern.
- Students are advised to thoroughly prepare for the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) of classes XI and XII to score well in the examination.
- Candidates must have a good command of NCERT books as they cover a significant chunk of the JEE Main syllabus.
- Aspirants must also go through the past year’s question papers to get an idea of the difficulty level of the exam.
- Practice mock tests to identify the weak areas.
- Time management is crucial. Set your timetable so that you can easily decide your study hours. Divide your time well among school, coaching classes, exercise, entertainment, etc.
- Keep yourself healthy by not succumbing to stress.
JEE Main Exam Centers
The NTA JEE examination is conducted all around the country. The complete state-wise list of exam centers is given below:
|Exam States||Exam cities||City code|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu||35|
JEE Main Cut-Off
The “cut-off” is the minimum mark required to qualify for the exam. It will be released along with the main results of the JEE. The expected JEE Main Cut-Off is given below:
|OBC – NCL||73-76|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||53-56|
|Scheduled tribes (ST)||43-46|
JEE Main Counseling 2023
Once the conducting authority declares the NTA JEE Main results, the Joint Admission Boards will release the counseling dates. The schedule will be different for all-India rank counseling and state-level counseling.
- The JEE Main Counseling process will be done in online mode.
- To appear in the counseling process, candidates need to register themselves first.
- JoSAA/CSAB are the authorities that conduct centralized counseling for admission to NITs, IITs, IIITs, and CFTIs.
- Admission will be offered to the candidates based on their AIR and choices.
- The candidates must participate in the counseling and seat allocation processes to get a seat.
- The seat will be allotted based on filled choices, rank, category, and seat availability.
- Candidates must download the provisional seat allotment letter and pay the seat acceptance fee.
- Once candidates pay the acceptance fee, they must report to the allotted centers to verify their documents.
- There are a vast number of colleges in every state that also offer admission through JEE Main. To get admission to these colleges, students must apply separately through state counseling.
JEE Main Result 2023
Candidates who appear in the NTA JEE examination can download their scorecard from the official website. Here we are providing some details about the JEE Main Result
- The JEE Result 2023 will be released online. Session 1 result is out; however, students have to wait for results for session 2. Click here to check the result.
- The result indicates actual scores and ranks secured in the entrance examination.
- It is published along with the All India Rank (AIR).
- Based on the result, students will get to know if they are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced or not.
- All India Rank (AIR) will be considered for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, and STIs.
- The scorecard will not be sent to the students individually via post or offline mode.
JEE Official Help Desk Details
If a candidate is facing any problem, they can contact the conducting authorities on the details given below:
National Testing Agency
Block C-20 1A/8 ,Sector- 62
IITK Outreach Centre, Gautam Buddh Nagar
Noida-201309, Uttar Pradesh (India)
Contact No. : 0120 6895200
Every year lakhs of students appear for this prestigious examination to take admission into prestigious institutes like IITs, NITs, etc. It requires plenty of hard work, determination, and consistency to crack this exam with flying colors.
Do not neglect to understand the exam pattern diligently before preparation. This gives a better understanding of the nature of the exam. This article gives in-depth detail about the JEE Main exam 2023. We hope that this information helps you in the best way possible.
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