From January 2020, JEE Main will have three papers. JEE Main Paper-1 and JEE Main Paper-2 and JEE Main Paper-3.

The next session of JEE Main will be held in April 2020.


  • The JEE Main Paper-1 is held for B.E./B.Tech at NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs.
  • January 2020 onwards, admissions to B.Arch and B.Planning in the above mentioned institutions will have separate exams.
  • Candidates can attempt one or both (January and April)
    sessions of JEE Main.
  • Candidates can choose to sit for all three papers, or just Paper-1.
  • The exams are conducted in two shifts per day.
  • The exam is three hours long, with an extra hour provided for the disabled.
  • JEE Main is conducted in three languages: English, Hindi and Gujarati.

Paper I (B.Tech/B.E.)

  • There is a choice between offline (pen and paper) & online mode
  • Question paper has three sections: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • There are 90 multiple-choice questions: 30 questions in each section
  • Each question is worth 4 marks
  • There is a deduction of 1/4th mark for each wrong answer
  • There are no deductions for unanswered questions

Paper II (B.Arch)

  • Paper II has three sections: Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test.
  • Mathematics and Aptitude Test has objective-type questions and are in online mode. Mathematics section has 25 questions and Aptitude Test has 50 questions.
  • Both January and April sessions of JEE Main have two shifts each in a week, usually the first week of both months.
  • Each question in the first two section carries 4 marks.
  • For each wrong answer, 1/4th mark is deducted in the first two section.
  • The Drawing Test section is only in offline mode, i.e., it is pen and paper based. Drawing Test has only 2 questions worth 35 marks each. The candidate is marked according to his/her drawing skills.