JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme

Exam Date

Jan 24, 2023

Result Date

Feb 6, 2023

Feb 4, 2023 | Architecture, Engineering

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JEE Main exam pattern 2023 will be announced by the NTA. The conducting body may revise the JEE Main exam pattern and shorten the syllabus for this academic session. Questions containing numerical value answers (Section B) would have negative marks under the revised JEE Main exam design. 

Candidates can keep track of the updates and official notifications by visiting this page regularly.

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JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 Highlights

JEE Main exam pattern for B.E/B.Tech courses will comprise 90 multiple-choice questions worth 300 points. JEE Main Paper 2A for B.Arch will have 82 questions for 400 points, whereas Paper 2B for B.Plan will have 105 MCQs worth 400 points. In addition to Hindi, English, and Gujarati, JEE Main 2023 exam will be conducted in 13 languages: Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. 

Corresponding to that, the National Testing Agency has announced the JEE Main test pattern change 2023. As a result, JEE Main exam will be held separately for aspirants appearing for B.Tech and B.Arch/B.Planning. The new changes accommodated in JEE Main exam pattern 2023 are detailed below.

JEE Main Exam Pattern Highlights 2023

Particulars

Details

Exam Mode

Computer-based examination

Test Duration

Three hours

Language of Examination

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

Type of Questions

  • Multiple choice questions (MCQs)
  • Questions with numerical values as answers

No. of Sections

Three are three sections:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

JEE Mains Total questions

Mathematics: 25 (20+10) 10 Questions with answers as a numerical value. Out of 10 questions, 5 questions are compulsory.


Physics: 25 (20+10) 10 Questions with answers as a numerical value. Out of 10 questions, 5 questions are compulsory.


Chemistry: 25 (20+10) 10 Questions with answers as a numerical value. Out of 10 questions, 5 questions are compulsory.


Total: 75 Questions (25 questions each)

JEE Mains total marks

300 Marks (100 marks for each section)

JEE Main Marking Scheme

MCQs: Four marks will be awarded for each correct answer and there will be a negative marking of one mark on each wrong answer.


Questions with numerical value answers: Candidates will be given four marks for each correct answer and there will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 Details

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023

Papers

JEE Main 2023 consists of two papers. Paper-I is for candidates who seek admission into B.E./B.Tech programs and Paper-II is for the candidates who seek admission into B.Arch./B.Planning programs.

Duration

JEE Main, exam duration, is 3 hours, i.e., 180 minutes.

Mode of Paper-I

JEE Main 2023 Paper-I will be conducted in only one mode, i.e., Online mode, as a Computer-based Test (CBT).

Mode of Paper-II

JEE Main 2023 Paper-II will be conducted in two modes. Part-I: Mathematics and Part-II: Aptitude will be conducted in the Online mode, and Part-III: Drawing Test will be conducted in the Offline mode or Paper-based Test (PBT).

Alternative Section

JEE Main new pattern 2023 has been introduced by the conducting authority. There will be no negative marking in JEE Main in the additional 15 alternative questions. All candidates must attempt 75 out of 90, which can be further identified as 25 out of the 30 in each section, i.e., Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

No. of Attempts

According to officials, students would be allowed to take JEE Main exam again. Students can appear in three consecutive years from the year they passed class 12 for the total number of attempts in JEE Main 2023.

JEE Main 2023 Exam Pattern

JEE Main Courses Offered

The courses offered through JEE Main 2023 papers are given in the table below.

Courses offered through JEE Main 2023
Paper Course
Paper-I All other undergraduate courses (B.E./B.Tech.)
Paper-II B.Arch./B.Planning (At Institutions other than the IITs)

JEE Main Section-wise Marks Distribution

JEE Main marking scheme with section-wise JEE Main marks distribution is given in the table below.

Section-wise Marks Distribution
Particulars B.E/B.Tech B.Arch B.Plan

Section

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Aptitude
  • Drawing
  • Mathematics
  • Aptitude
  • Planning Based
  • Mathematics
Total Marks 300 400 400

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 for B.E. and B.Tech

JEE Main 2023 Paper 1 will have a total of 90 MCQs, and each subject will have two sections: MCQs and Numerical value answers. JEE Main paper pattern is further divided into 3 subject-wise sections where each section carries 100 marks. With JEE Main marking scheme, the candidates can score 300 marks in JEE Main 2023 Paper 1.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 Highlights for B.E and B.Tech

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 for B.E. and B. Tech
Mode of Exam Online
Subjects Covered Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Exam Duration

3 hours or180 minutes

4 hours for PwD

No. of Questions Asked 90 (30 from each subject)
No. of Questions to be Attempted 75 (25 from each subject)
Type of Questions
  • 60 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 30 Numerical Value Questions
Maximum Marks 300

JEE Main 2023 Subject-wise Marks Weightage - B.E. and B.Tech

The names of the subjects in JEE Main Paper I and the number of questions which will be asked along with the corresponding marks allotted to it are mentioned in the table below.

JEE Main section-wise marks Weightage for each subject 
Subjects Section A Section B Marks
Mathematics 20 10 100
Physics 20 10 100
Chemistry 20 10 100
Total 90 300

Note: Each Subject will have two sections. Section A will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs), and Section B will contain Questions whose answers will be filled in as a numerical value. In Section B, candidates must attempt any five questions out of 10. According to JEE Main revised schedule, one mark will be deducted for each incorrectly attempted question in Section B.

JEE Main 2023 Marking Scheme for B.E./ B.Tech

The detailed JEE Main marking scheme for BE and B.Tech 2023 courses is detailed below:

JEE Main marking scheme for B.E./B.Tech
Total No. of Questions to Answer 75 (25 from each section)
Marks per Question +4
Negative Marking -1 (Inapplicable for descriptive/numerical based questions)
Unattempted Questions No addition or deduction
Sectional Distribution of Marks 100 Marks per Section
Total Marks 300

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 for B.Arch

The table below provides all the minorities about JEE Main exam patterns of JEE Main 2023 Paper-II (A), like the type of questions posted in JEE Main exam, the subjects contained, and the mediums of the JEE Main question papers. 

JEE Main 2023 Paper-II (A) will have 84 questions, and it will be divided into 4 sections. Section one will have 20 MCQs, and 10 questions will have an answer to be filled as a numerical value, and Section Two will have 50 MCQs and 4 Drawing Questions, where each question carries 30 marks. The candidates can score a maximum of 400 marks in JEE Main 2023 Paper 2.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 Highlights for B.Arch (Paper: II - A) 

JEE Main Exam pattern highlights for B. Arch (paper II - A) are tabulated below.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 Highlights for B.Arch - Paper II - A
Mode of Exam
  • For Mathematics: Online
  • For Drawing: Pen and Paper Based Test
Subjects Covered Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Drawing
Exam Duration 3 hours | 180 minutes
No. of Questions Asked
  • Mathematics: 30
  • Aptitude Test: 50
  • Drawing: 2
No. of Questions to be Attempted
  • Mathematics: 30
  • Aptitude Test: 50
  • Drawing: 2
Type of Questions
  • Mathematics: Multiple Choice Questions (20) and Numerical Value Questions (10)
  • Aptitude Test: Multiple Choice Questions
Maximum Marks 350

Note: There will be 20 questions of MCQs and 5 questions will have answers to be filled as a numerical value out of 10. There will be negative markings for the incorrectly attempted numerical value-based questions in JEE Main paper pattern.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 Highlights for B.Arch (Paper: II - B) 

JEE Main Exam pattern highlights for B. Arch (paper II - B) are tabulated below. 

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 for B.Arch - Paper II - B
Conducted for B.Arch. Admissions
Mode Online (CBT) & Offline (PBT) for Drawing Paper
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Subjects Mathematics, Aptitude, Drawing
Type of Questions 105 Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response, 10 questions will have the answer to be filled as a numeric value, and 25 Planning-Based Objective Type MCQs
Paper Medium English, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, and Urdu. The choice must be filled in the Application form.

JEE Main 2023 Subject- Wise Marks Weightage - B.Arch (A and B)

JEE Main exam pattern with number of questions for each subject and the total marks allotted to that subject are provided in the table below.

JEE Main 2023 Section - Wise Marks Weightage - B.Arch (A and B)
Subjects Questions Marks
Part-I: Mathematics 20+10 100
Part-II: Aptitude Test 50 200
Part-III: Drawing 02 100
Total 82 400

JEE Main 2023 Marking Scheme for B.Arch

The detailed JEE Main marking scheme for JEE Main exam pattern B.Arch A and B 2023 is discussed in the table below.

JEE Main 2023 Marking Scheme for B.Plan
Marks per Question +4
Negative Marking -1 (Inapplicable for numerical based questions and drawing)
Unattempted Questions No addition or deduction
Social Distribution of Marks
  • Mathematics: 100 Marks
  • Aptitude: 200 Marks
  • Drawing: 100 Marks (2 Questions of 50 Marks each)
Total Marks 400

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 for B.Plan

The important facts related to JEE Main exam pattern 2023 for admission to the B.Plan course are given below:

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 for B.Plan
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test
Subjects Covered Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning
Exam Duration 180 minutes or 3 hours
No. of Questions Asked
  • Mathematics: 30
  • Planning-based: 25
  • Aptitude: 50
No. of Questions to be Attempted
  • Mathematics: 25
  • Planning-Based: 25
  • Aptitude: 50
Type of Questions
  • Mathematics: 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Value-Based
  • Planning-Based: 25 MCQs
  • Aptitude: 50 MCQs
Maximum Marks 350

JEE Main 2023 Subject- Wise Marks Weightage - B.Plan (A and B)

JEE Main exam pattern with number of questions for each subject and the total marks allotted to that subject is provided in the table given below.

JEE Main 2023 Section - Wise Marks Weightage - B.Plan (A and B)
Subjects Questions Marks
Part-I: Mathematics 20+10 100
Part-II: Aptitude Test 50 200
Part-III: Drawing 25 100
Total 105 350

JEE Main 2023 Marking Scheme for B.Planning

The detailed JEE Main marking scheme for B.Planning 2023 is discussed in the table below:

JEE Main 2023 Marking Scheme for B.Plan
Marks per Question +4
Negative Marking -1 (Inapplicable for numerical based questions)
Unattempted Questions No addition or deduction
Social Distribution of Marks
  • Mathematics: 100 Marks
  • Aptitude: 200 Marks
  • Planning: 100 Marks
Total Marks 400

JEE Main 2023 Questions

The candidates must have their basics clear concerning the CBSE syllabus of classes 11 and 12, Chemistry, mathematics and physics, as the JEE Main syllabus is based on the NCERT curriculum. Here is the JEE Main 2023 questions analysis section-wise.

  • JEE Main Questions Mathematics: JEE Main Mathematics section often is considered the toughest by the aspirants. It is time-consuming; therefore, memorizing maths questions will not help you score high on the test. The ideal time to complete one mathematics question is 92- 100 seconds.
  • JEE Main Questions Physics: Physics questions are twisted and often seen as the most challenging section in JEE Main exam. The trick to solving Physics Questions is to bring the problem to a familiar situation so that the complexity of it reduces. The ideal time to attempt a physics question is 85-90 seconds.
  • JEE Main Questions Chemistry: JEE Main Chemistry is divided into Physical, Organic, and Inorganic. Candidates are often advised to solve chemistry first in JEE Main Question Paper, as the solutions are directly compared to physics and math. Therefore, candidates can invest extra time other 2 sections. The average ideal time to attempt a chemistry question is 60 – 65 seconds. 

JEE Main 2023 Language Options

The candidates can answer JEE Main 2023 in 13 different languages. However, it must not be assumed that every JEE Main exam centre will allow candidates to attempt the paper in any language of their choice. Below is a list of all the languages in which JEE Main 2023 can be attempted and all the centres where the corresponding language option will be available.

State-Wise Language Options available for JEE Main 2023
Language Option State(s) in which the option is available
English, Hindi and Urdu All states
Assamese Assam
Bengali West Bengal, Tripura, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Gujarati Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Kannada Karnataka
Malayalam Kerala and Lakshadweep Islands
Marathi Maharashtra
Odia Odisha
Punjabi Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi
Tamil Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman and the Nicobar Islands
Telugu Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

JEE Main Syllabus 2023 Important Topics

The section-wise important topics for JEE Main syllabus 2023 is mentioned in the table below.

IIT JEE Main Syllabus: Important Topics for 2023
Subject Topics
Physics Thermodynamics, Rotational Motion, SHM, Magnetism, Optics, Modern Physics, Electrostatistics, Bohr's Atomic Model, Kinematics
Chemistry Electrochemistry, Chemical Bonding, Salt Analysis, Ionic Equilibrium, Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry, Aldehydes and Ketones, Aromatic Hydrocarbons, GOC Isomerism, Liquid Solutions, Alkyl Halides, Aryl Halides, d-Block Elements, p-Block Elements
Mathematics 3D Geometry, Vectors, Determinants and Matrices, Circles, Sequence and Series, Straight Line, Functions, Application of Derivatives, Conic Sections, Complex No.s, Quadratic Equation, Binomial Theorem and MI, Permutation and Combination, Properties of Triangles
 

FAQs

Is JEE Main 2023 exam pattern same as the previous year?

As per the notification, the Central Board of Secondary Education has revised JEE Main 2023 exam pattern and shortened the syllabus. There will be two papers, i.e., Paper 1 and Paper 2. Admissions to B.Tech courses will be done through Paper 1 whereas through paper 2, admissions to B.Arch courses will be done.

Is there a negative marking in JEE Main?

There will be a negative marking of one mark for each incorrect answer in both MCQ's and numerical value based questions, while 4 marks will be given for each correct answer.

How many questions are there in JEE Main 2023?

JEE Main 2023 exam for Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) will have 90 questions. Paper 2A (-B.Arch) will comprise 82 questions and Paper 2B (B.Plan) will contain 105 questions in total.

Do I need to attempt all the questions in JEE Main exam?

No, it is not compulsory to attempt all the questions in the exam.

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