IIT JEE Main & Advanced 2022

The preparation for IIT JEE Main & Advanced only becomes more streamlined once you get to know how these tests are designed. Go through the IIT JEE exam patterns and make the most out of it.

JEE Main & Advanced 2022 Exam Pattern

JEE Main examination comprises of 3 papers namely - Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting both papers in an online mode. As per the official notification of NTA, there aren't any changes expected in JEE Main Exam Syllabus and pattern.

JEE Main Exam would be held twice in 2022 i.e. in April and in May 2022! The notification for the same would be released by February 2022.

Check out the important dates for JEE Main 2022

Paper 1 would include 3 sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and would be a Computer‑based test.

Paper 2 can be segregated into three i.e.

  • Mathematics and Aptitude – to be held as a computer‑based test
  • Planning section (B.Plan) – to be held as a computer‑based test
  • Drawing test (B.Arch) – to be held as a pen‑and‑paper based test

Candidates can take either one or both papers of JEE Main. The duration of the examination is three hours.

JEE Main Exam: Past Trend

  • CBSE used to conduct the past JEE Main exams while now it is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).
  • Paper 1 of JEE Main was held in both online and offline modes.
  • JEE Main Paper 2 was conducted in offline mode only.
  • CBSE used to release the Mock Tests for the examination.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2022

The authorities will release the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2022 along with the official brochure. The NTA JEE Main 2022 eligibility criteria will include the list of conditions and requirements that students must meet to be eligible for the admission process. Moreover, details regarding the class 12th percentage required for JEE Main 2022 will also be notified through the JEE Main 2022 eligibility criteria.

JEE Main 2022 Eligibility Criteria

ParticularsEligibility Criteria
Qualifying examCandidates appearing for JEE Main in 2022 should have passed class 12th or any other equivalent qualifying examination in 2020, 2021, or appearing in 2022.
Age limitThere is no age limit.
Compulsory subjects in class 12th
  • B.Tech/ B.E
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject)
  • B.Arch
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
  • B.Plan
    • Mathematics (Mandatory)
Subjects studied in class 12th

The candidates should have qualified in 5 subjects:

  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational Subject
  • Any other subject
Total number of JEE Main attemptsThe candidates can appear for JEE Main exam for three consecutive years.
Admission Criteria for IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs


For getting admitted to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, the candidates should have secured a minimum of 75% marks (65% for SC/ST category candidates) and/or should be under the top 20 percentile of their respective boards.


For getting admitted in a B.Arch course using JEE Main, the candidate should have scored 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 10+2 or equivalent.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2022

The examination pattern is expected to remain the same as in 2021 but the authorities are expected to announce the exam pattern of JEE Main 2022 in advance for allowing candidates to understand the pattern of the paper in advance.

The JEE Main exam pattern will include details for instance the mode of the exam (Computer and/or paper based), duration of the examination, the total number of questions to be attempted from the given number of questions, the different types of questions and much more.

Paper 1Paper 2
Mode of the examComputer‑based test
  • The Mathematics and Aptitude test will be computer‑based
  • The Drawing test will be held in pen-and-paper-based mode. The Planning section for B.Plan will be computer‑based
Duration3 hours
Total number of questions90 (need to answer 75 questions) (Each subject will have 20 MCQs and 10 numerical ques out of which 5 is a must)
  • B.Arch: 82 Questions
  • B.Plan: 100 Questions
SubjectsPhysics, Mathematics & Chemistry
  • B.Arch - Maths, General Aptitude and Drawing skills
  • B.Plan - Maths, General Aptitude and Planning section
Type of Questions

20 Objective questions having 4 options each with only 1 correct option

10 Numerical questions out of which 5 needs to be answered

  • B.Arch
    • Mathematics- Multiple-choice questions and questions with numerical value as answers
    • Aptitude- Multiple-choice questions
    • Drawing- Drawing aptitude
  • B.Planning-
    • Type of questions for each section of B.Planning-
    • Mathematics- Multiple-choice questions and questions with numerical value as answers
    • Aptitude- Multiple-choice questions
    • Planning- Multiple-choice questions
Maximum Marks300 MarksTotal of 400 Marks (Drawing section - 70 marks)
Marking Scheme
  • For MCQs - 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer
  • For an answer with a numeric value - 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 0 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

MCQs- Candidates will get 4 marks for each correct answer and will lose 1 mark on each incorrect answer.

Questions with numerical value answers - Candidates will get 4 marks for each correct answer but there will be no negative marking.

Marking Scheme for Drawing Test – Two questions are to be evaluated out of 100 marks

Medium of paperEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
JEE test pattern

JEE Advance 2022 Exam Pattern

The online JEE Advanced Exam is expected to consist of 2 papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both these papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2 are expected to be compulsory.

JEE Advanced which was earlier being held in offline mode till 2018, would now be conducted in an online mode.

Based on the past papers, it is fair to say that the JEE Advanced exam is one of the most unpredictable entrance tests in India. The total marks, the total number of questions and the type of questions, everything is uncertain. The JEE Advanced Exam is conducted by a different IIT every year. The exam paper is changed by the IIT which is going to conduct the test, every year and it is also found that no major changes have been made in the exam pattern in the previous years. Thus, like the previous years, it is expected that the marking pattern of the exam would have full marking, partial marking, zero marking and negative marking.

Exam Pattern for 2022

  • Date of Exam: The Date of the exam would be notified in due course.
  • Exam Mode: The IIT JEE Advanced exam will be conducted through an online (Computer Based) mode only.
  • Number of Papers: The examination is expected to consist of 2 papers. It is mandatory for the candidates sitting for the JEE Advanced Exam to attempt both papers.
  • Number of Sections: The JEE Advanced Paper 1 and Paper 2 would have 3 separate sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Question Paper Type: The question papers will contain objective type that includes single and multiple MCQs as well as numerical answer type questions.
  • Exam Timings: The total duration of Paper 1 would be 3 hours and Paper 2 will also be 3 hours.
  • Language: The candidates can answer the question papers in both English and Hindi medium though the candidates need to mention the medium of the question paper medium at the time of registration.
  • Marking Scheme: As has been the case with previous year papers, there is a procedure of negative marking expected for some of the questions.

Marking scheme of Previous Year Papers:

JEE Advance Paper 1 Marking scheme

SectionQuestion typeMarks awardedNegative Marking
1Single correct answer4-1
21 or more correct answer4-2
3Single digit integer30

JEE Advance Paper 2 Marking Scheme

SectionQuestion typeMarks awardedNegative Marking
1Single correct answer4-1
21 or more correct answer4-2
3Comprehension type30

It should be noted that for the Question Type with 1 or more correct answers, full marks would be awarded only when all the correct answers have been selected else there would be differential marking based on the number of correct answers selected by the candidate.

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