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Decoding JEE Mains 2024: Exam Date, Preparation Tips & More

Updated on 17 November, 2023

Shivangi Mishra

Shivangi Mishra

Sr. Content Editor

Is it your dream to study at the best engineering college in India? If yes, it's essential that you familiarize yourself with the JEE Mains 2024 Examination. It is your entry ticket to secure a seat in the top IITs, CFTIs, NITs, and other government-funded technical institutes.  The article will walk you through the ins and outs of JEE Mains Exam 2024, underlining the exam date, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, and more! 

A Brief Overview of JEE Mains 2024 

Formerly known as the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), JEE (Joint Entrance Examination)-Main is a standardized computer-based test. It is conducted at an undergraduate level to offer admission to various programs in architecture, engineering, and other technical courses across colleges in India. 

Some key points to note about JEE 2024 include:

  • There is no provision for correcting application details, unlike previous years in JEE Mains 2024, which emphasizes the importance of accurately filling out the form. 
  • NTA (National Testing Agency) has made notable changes to the syllabus for JEE Mains 2024. The organization has eliminated about two chapters each from mathematics and physics and around eight chapters from the chemistry syllabus.  

JEE 2024 Highlights 

Name of the Examination 

Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main)

Number of Sessions Held

Examination Conducting Body 

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Level of Exam 


Exam Duration 

3 hours (180 minutes)

JEE Mains 2024 Exam Fee

  • General (male) - Rs 1000
  • General (female) - Rs 800
  • General EWS and OBC (male) - Rs 900
  • General EWS and OBC (females) - Rs 800
  • SC/ST/Pwd (male and female) - Rs 500
  • Fee for candidates from third gender - Rs 500

Exam Language 

13 languages, including regional 

Mode of Examination 

Paper 1: Computer-based test 

Paper 2: 

Mathematics and Aptitude – computer-based test 

Planning section – computer-based test 

Drawing test – Pen and paper-based exam (BArch)  

JEE Main Exam Centers 

300 cities 

JEE Official Website 



JEE Mains 2024 Exam Date

Let's look at JEE dates for session 1 and session 2. 

Session 1 

The National Testing Agency has started the online registration process for JEE Mains January 2024, that is, session 1. Here are the key details of the exam:

Registration Start Date 

November 1, 2023

End Date to Register for Session 1

November 30, 2023

Release Date of JEE Main Session 1 Exam City Slip 

By January second week

Release Date of JEE Main Session 1 Admit Card 

Some days before the exam date 

JEE Mains 2024 Exam Date Session 1 

January 24 to February 1, 2024 

Declaration of Result 

February 12, 2024 (tentative)

Session 2 

While the online registration of JEE Mains 2024 Session 2 hasn't started, here are a few dates for the exam to take note of:

Registration Start Date 

February 2, 2024

End Date to Register for Session 2

March 2, 2024 

Release Date of JEE Main Session 2 Exam City Slip 

By the third week of March 2024

Release Date of JEE Main Session 2 Admit Card 

Some days before the exam date 

JEE Mains 2024 Exam Date Session 2

April 1 to April 15, 2024 

Declaration of Result 

April 25, 2024 (tentative)

JEE Main 2024 Eligibility Criteria 

If you're planning to attempt JEE Mains 2024, it is essential to know about all the terms and conditions that applicants must satisfy to be eligible for the exam. With that, you can avoid rejection in later stages and fulfill your dream of securing admission to the best colleges in the country. Let's take a detailed look at the eligibility criteria for the JEE Mains:

Age Limit 

For students appearing in JEE, there is no age limit. However, the applicant must have cleared 12th or equivalent examinations in 2022 or 2023 or be appearing in 2024. 

List of Qualifying Examinations 

  • Final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized state/central board, such as the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, Central Board of Secondary Education, etc. 
  • Intermediate or two-year pre-university examination by a recognized university/board. 
  • Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy two-year courses final examination. 
  • The National Institute of Open Schooling organized by Senior Secondary School Examination with a minimum of five subjects. 
  • Any Public School/University/Board examination in India or any foreign country that is recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by AIU.
  • Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination 
  • A Diploma recognized by the state board or AICTE of technical education of at least three years.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (Cambridge/London/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva or High School Certificate Examination of Cambridge University. 

Students who have done Class 12 from outside India or from a Board not specified above have to produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) that states the examination they have passed is equivalent to the Class 12 exam.  

Application Process for JEE Mains 2024 Registration 

The application process to follow for registration for JEE Main Examination 2024 is as follows:

  • Visit the official website https://jeemain.nta.ac.in/
  • Find the "Latest News" tab highlighted in green on the homepage and click on the JEE 2024 registration link. 
  • Find the "New Candidates Register Here" tab and click on it. A new window will open with instructions; go through them carefully before proceeding with the application.
  • There are multiple methods listed using which you can sign up and fill out the application form. 
  • You will be requested to upload certain documents that support identity and address proof alongside educational certifications. Once that's done, you will have to pay the registration fee. 
  • Download the form and take a printout for the confirmation page for future reference. 

How to Download the Admit Card for the JEE Mains Examination

Generally speaking, the admit card for JEE Mains appears on the website a few days before the JEE 2024 exam date. Here's how you can access and download the same. 

  • Visit the official website https://jeemain.ntaonline.in/frontend/web/site/login.
  • Log in with the credentials that you created while filling out the application form.
  • It will open a new window where you will find the JEE Mains 2024 admit card.
  • Download it and print it to avoid any future issues.

JEE Mains 2024 Exam Pattern 

Knowing the exam pattern of JEE Main is important for students who wish to prepare well and ace the examination. It will allow you to develop a clear idea of the sectional weightage, exam duration, marking scheme, and distribution of questions. With that understanding, you can create a preparation strategy to clear the exam. 

The first thing to note in the JEE Mains is you have three papers instead of two:

  • Paper 1 is for admission to BE/BTech courses 
  • Paper 2A is for admission to BArch program 
  • Paper 2B is for admission to planning courses 

Here's a more detailed overview of the exam pattern of these papers. 


Paper 1 (BE/BTech)

Paper 2A (BArch)

Paper 2B (Planning)

Total Number of Questions 

90 Questions 

82 Questions 

105 Questions 

Total Marks 

300 Marks 

400 Marks 

400 Marks 


Three sections: 

Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (with each having 30 questions – 20 multiple choice questions and 10 numerical types)

Three sections: 

Mathematics (30 questions), Aptitude Test (50 questions) and Drawing Test (2 Questions)

Three sections: 

Mathematics 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical value-based questions, General Aptitude (50 questions), and Planning Skills (25 questions).

Marking Scheme 

Correct answer = +4 Marks 

Incorrect answer = -1 mark 


Correct answer = +4 Marks 

Incorrect answer = - 1 mark 

Two questions of drawing to be evaluated out of 100

Correct answer = +4 Marks 

Incorrect answer = -1 mark 


Preparation Tips to Ace JEE Mains 2024

If you wish to ace the examination, it is important to be considerate and determined while studying for JEE. Here are a few tips that will help you with your preparation:

  • Understand the syllabus and exam pattern carefully before diving into studying. 
  • Start early and always concentrate on understanding and structuring the basics of the subjects. When you have a solid foundation, learning becomes easier. 
  • The curriculum is extensive, and it should be scheduled to secure the best results. Split the syllabus into different parts, focusing more on essential chapters while allotting less time on topics that need to be skimmed. 
  • Download mock test papers and previous years' papers of JEE Mains. Spend time solving them to not only test your understanding and knowledge but get an idea of how JEE exams are structured. Taking numerous practice tests will further enhance your speed and accuracy. 
  • Make a habit of taking notes on important topics. This will come in handy at the end for revision when you don't have much time to read through the chapters. 

JEE Mains 2024 Results

Soon after both sessions, the National Testing Agency announces the JEE Main cutoff marks alongside detailed results consisting of category rank, subject-wise marks secured, All India Rank, and the qualifying status for JEE Advanced. 

However, it is based on the percentile score that applicants are shortlisted for counseling. The following are a few factors that usually determine the cutoff marks for the JEE Main:

  • Total candidates appeared 
  • Difficulty level of the questions 
  • Cutoff trends of previous years 
  • Overall performance of the students

Final Words 

The JEE Mains Exam 2024 will be held in two sessions, and for the first session, registration has already started. So, students interested shouldn't wait and submit the application at the earliest. 

While preparing for the examination, start early, concentrate on the basics, and take numerous practice tests to improve pace and accuracy. Don't forget to maintain a regular study routine. Remember, with hard work comes success!  

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Is the NCERT syllabus essential to study for the JEE main?

JEE Mains 2024 syllabus is often mapped per the topics under the NCERT textbooks. In fact, many toppers confirm the relevance of NCERT books in preparing for JEE Mains. 

Can students apply for both sessions of JEE Mains 2023?

Yes, students are allowed to apply and appear for both sessions of JEE Mains 2024. The best score of the two is taken into account while evaluating the merit of the student. 

What is JEE Mains 2024 application fee?

Here is category-wise JEE Mains 2024 application fee-

  • General (male) - Rs 1000
  • General (female) - Rs 800
  • General EWS and OBC (male) - Rs 900
  • General EWS and OBC (females) - Rs 800
  • SC/ST/Pwd (male and female) - Rs 500
  • Fee for candidates from third gender - Rs 500

Shivangi Mishra

Sr. Content Editor

She is an experienced writer and journalist who has extensively covered the education sector in India and Abroad. Now helping Indian aspirants realise their foreign education dream by providing them with relevant content and information through upGrad Abroad. Amateur traveller, loves to read Architectural Digest!

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