Joint Entrance Examination JEE Mains is the common entrance exam conducted for engineering, architecture and planning courses in central government run institutions. For admission to Indian Institute of Technology IIT, candidate needs to appear for JEE Advanced exam after getting qualifying score in JEE Mains exam. JEE Mains score is used for admission into NIT, IIIT and GFTIs.

Table of Contents

1. Quick Summary
2. Eligibility Criteria
3. Exam Pattern
4. Exam Syllabus
5. Exam Centre
6. Candidates
7. JEE Main Cut off

Quick Summary

Region LevelAll India
Subjects11th and 12th Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Registration TimelineSession 1: Dec 2nd week to Jan 2nd Week
Session 2: Feb 1st Week to Mar 1st Week
Exam DateSession 1: Last Week of Jan
Session 2: Second Week of Apr
NEET Answer Key ReleaseJune 1st Week
NEET ResultJune 2nd Week
Registration FeesMale – GN/EWS/OBC – Rs 1000. SC/ST/PH/Third Gender – Rs 500
Female – GN/EWS/OBC – Rs 800. SC/ST/PH/Third Gender – Rs 500
Outside India – GN/EWS/OBC – Rs 5000. SC/ST/PH – Rs 2500
Exam ModeComputer Based Test
FrequencyConducted Twice a year(Jan and Apr)
Exam Duration3 hours. Exam Time: 9AM to 12 PM, 3 PM to 6 PM
Total Marks300 (correct= +4, wrong = -1, unanswered=0)
Medium of the examEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Odia
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Eligibility Criteria

Candidate should be 17 years old at the time of admission or reach this age on or before the 31st of December in the respective admission year. There is no upper age limit and one can attempt NEET exam any number of times(no limit on number of attempts)Should have passed Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics with greater than 60% marks.

Exam Pattern

Subject Total Section & Question
Physics Section A – 20 MCQ
Section B – 10 Numeric
Chemistry Section A – 20 MCQ
Section B – 10 Numeric
Mathematics Section A – 20 MCQ
Section B – 10 Numeric

All 20 questions under Section A are compulsory in all three subjects. For Section-B, there is choice. You need to attend 5 out of the 10 questions in each subject. 

Exam Syllabus


Chapters from Class XI Chapters from Class XII
Physical World and Measurements Electrostatics
Kinematics Current Electricity
Laws of Motion Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy and Power Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Electromagnetic Waves
Gravitation Optics
Properties of Bulk Matter Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Thermodynamics Atoms and Nuclei
Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Electronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves Communication Systems


Chapters from Class XI Chapters from Class XII
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Solid State
Structure of Atom Solutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Surface Chemistry
Thermodynamics General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibrium p- Block Elements
Redox Reactions d- and f-Block Elements
Hydrogen Coordination Compounds
s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals) Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block Elements Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Environmental Chemistry Biomolecules
Chemistry in Everyday Life


  • Sets, Relations, and Functions
  • Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Binomial Theorem and its Simple Applications
  • Sequence and Series
  • Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
  • Integral Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 3D Geometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning

Exam Centre

When applying for JEE Mains, candidates are required to choose four preferred cities of their choice. NTA will assign the examination city based on the candidate preferences, however for administrative or logistical reasons, an alternative city may also be allocated in rare situations.

JEE Mains exam will be conducted in the following cities.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh: Amaravathi, Anantapur, Bhimavaram, Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Gudur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Nandyal, Ongole, Proddatur, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Surampalem, Tadepalligudem, Tanuku, Vizianagaram, Guntur, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Narasaraopet, Machilipatnam, Mangalagiri

Arunachal Pradesh: Itanagar/Naharlagun

Assam: Jorhat, Guwahati, Silchar, Tezpur

Bihar: Araria, Arrah, Arwal, Aurangabad (BR), Banka, Begusarai, Bettiah, Bhabua, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gopalganj, Jamui, Katihar, Khagaria, Lakhisarai, Madhepura, Motihari, Munger, Muzaffarpur, Purnea, Samastipur, Sasaram, Siwan, Supaul, Gaya, Patna, Hajipur, Madhubani, Nalanda, Sitamarhi, Vaishali

Chandigarh: Chandigarh/Mohali/Panchkula

Chhattisgarh: Bijapur, Jagdalpur, Janjgir, Korba, Bhilai Nagar/Durg, Ambikapur, Bilaspur (CG), Raipur

Union Territory: Silvassa, Daman, Diu, Ponda, New Delhi



Candidate Summary JEE Mains 2023

  • Registered for Session -1 = 860064
  • Registered for Session – 2 = 931334
  • Unique Candidates registered in Session 1 and Session 2 = 1162398
  • Unique Candidates appeared for JEE Mains exam in Session 1 and Session 2 = 1113325

JEE Main Cut off

SNo Category 2023 Cut off 2022 Cut off 2021 Cut off 2023 Qualified Candidates
1 UR 90.78 88.41 87.89 98612
3 EWS 75.62 63.11 66.22 25057
4 OBC 73.61 67.00 68.02 67613
5 SC 51.97 43.08 46.88 37536
6 ST 37.23 26.77 34.67 18752

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