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Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an engineering entrance examination conducted for admission to various engineering colleges in India. It is constituted by two different examinations –

JEE Main                                                                JEE Advanced


A student can take a maximum of 3 attempts for JEE Main.

Courses Qualification Marks required
B.E/B.TECH passed class XII with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject 75% minimum in 12th class or

top 20 percentile

B.ARCH./B.PLANNING Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics. 4-Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject) 65% minimum in 12th class


  • Candidates who are born on or after October 1, 1994 are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2019 exam.
  • Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD), must have been born on or after October 1, 1989 to be eligible for JEE Main. Candidates of these categories have been given a relaxation of 5 years.
  • Note: Date of birth will be considered as mentioned in the Secondary Education Board/ University certificate.

Syllabus and Exam pattern

  • The syllabus for JEE Main primary constitutes the topics covered in class 11 and 12 of the central boards such as CBSE, ISC and state boards. Approximately, 45% of the paper is prepared from class 11th syllabus and 55% from class 12th syllabus.
MODE OF EXAM offline (pen and paper) as well as online (computer-based test)
Questions: 90 questions
Exam Duration: 3 hours
Language for Question Paper: English or Hindi
Language for Question Paper:

For Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli cities

(English, Hindi or Gujarati)  students have to select the language  during registration.
Marking Scheme: +4 and -1 for a correct and an incorrect


Subjects Questions Marks
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

 Chemistry Syllabus

  • Gaseous and liquid states
  • Atomic structure and chemical bonding
  • Energetics
  • Chemical equilibrium
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Solid state
  • Surface chemistry
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Isolation/preparation and properties of the following non-metals
  • Preparation and properties of the following compounds
  • Transition elements (3d series)
  • Preparation and properties of the following compounds
  • Ores and minerals
  • Extractive metallurgy
  • Principles of qualitative analysis
  • Preparation, properties and reactions of alkanes
  • Reactions of benzene
  • Phenols
  • Carbohydrates
  • Amino acids and peptides
  • Practical organic chemistry

Mathematics Syllabus

  • Algebra
  • Matrices
  • Probability
  • Analytical geometry
  • Differential calculus
  • Integral calculus
  • Vectors

Physics Syllabus

  • Mechanics
  • Thermal physics
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Optics
  • Modern physics


The number of questions in JEE Advanced are not fixed. They vary every year. So, maximum marks cannot be defined. From the previous years’ analysis, here we have inferred the marking scheme of JEE Advanced Pattern 2018. Candidates can check the expected marking scheme from the table below:

Section Question type Marks awarded Negative Marking
1 Single correct answer 3 -1
2 1 or more correct answer 4 -2
3 Single digit integer 3 0

Paper-2 also consists of 10 sets of questions and the marking scheme followed is as follows:

Section Question type Marks awarded Negative marking
1 Single correct answer 3 -1
2 1 or more correct answer 4 -2
3 Comprehension type 3 0


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