The JEE Main 2024 exam pattern is as follows:

  • There will be two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Paper 1 will be for admission to undergraduate engineering programs (B.E/B. Tech.) at NITs, IITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), Institutions/Universities funded/recognized by participating State Governments.
  • Paper 2 will be for admission to B. Arch and B. Planning courses.
  • Both papers will be conducted in a computer-based test (CBT) mode.
  • The duration of each paper will be 3 hours.
  • Paper 1 will have 90 questions, divided into three sections: Physics (27 questions), Chemistry (36 questions), and Mathematics (27 questions).
  • Paper 2 will have 82 questions, divided into three sections: Mathematics (30 questions), Aptitude (50 questions), and Drawing (2 questions).
  • There will be negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer.
  • The marking scheme for correct answers is as follows:
    • Physics: 4 marks
    • Chemistry: 4 marks
    • Mathematics: 4 marks
    • Aptitude: 1 mark
    • Drawing: 1 mark
  • The minimum qualifying marks for Paper 1 are 750 for general category candidates and 650 for reserved category candidates.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for Paper 2 are 600 for general category candidates and 500 for reserved category candidates.

General strategies for preparing for the JEE Main exam based on the previous exam pattern. Keep in mind that these strategies may need to be adjusted depending on any changes that might be implemented in the future. Here are some tips:

  1. Understand the Syllabus: Familiarize yourself with the JEE Main syllabus. It covers topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Make a study plan to cover all the topics and allocate enough time for revision.
  2. Study Material: Gather quality study material such as textbooks, reference books, and previous years’ question papers. You can also utilize online resources, video lectures, and educational websites for additional study materials and practice tests.
  3. Time Management: Develop a study schedule that allows you to allocate time to each subject based on your strengths and weaknesses. Give more time to challenging topics but don’t neglect the easier ones either. Be consistent and follow your schedule rigorously.
  4. Practice Regularly: Solve a variety of problems and practice questions regularly. This helps in understanding the concepts, improving problem-solving skills, and managing time during the actual exam. Mock tests and sample papers can be valuable for practice and gaining familiarity with the exam format.
  5. Revision: Set aside dedicated time for revision. It’s crucial to revise the topics regularly to retain what you have learned. Create concise notes or flashcards that summarize important concepts and formulas, making it easier to revise closer to the exam.
  6. Seek Clarification: If you have any doubts or difficulties understanding a particular topic, don’t hesitate to seek help. You can approach your teachers, join coaching classes, or participate in online forums where you can interact with fellow aspirants and subject experts.
  7. Analyze and Learn from Mistakes: After attempting practice tests or mock exams, analyze your performance. Identify the areas where you made mistakes or struggled the most. Focus on improving those weak areas and try to understand the underlying concepts better.
  8. Stay Healthy and Balanced: Taking care of your physical and mental well-being is crucial during the preparation phase. Ensure you get enough sleep, eat nutritious food, and engage in regular physical activity or exercise. Take short breaks during study sessions to avoid burnout.

Remember, while exam strategies are essential, it’s equally important to stay motivated, maintain a positive mindset, and believe in your abilities. Best of luck with your JEE Main preparation!