JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination Main)

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

JEE Main 2023

Notification | Eligibility | Exam Dates | Application Form | Exam Pattern | Admit Card | Syllabus | Result | Counselling

The National level computer-based Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is the gateway for ambitious students seeking admissions in Undergraduate Programmes of B.E., B.Tech  in various NITs (National Institute of Technology), Centrally Funded Institutes (CFIs) and other Institutions/Universities Funded/Recognized by participating State Governments in India. 

JEE MAIN 2023 comprises of two Papers – Paper 1 is intended for admission to B.E., B.Tech., undergraduate programs in various National Institute of Technology (NITs), Centrally Funded Institutions (CFIs), and other Institutions/Universities Funded/Recognized by participating State Governments in India.  Paper 2 is meant for admission to B. Arch (Bachelor of Archaeology) and B. Planning (Bachelor of Planning) courses in the above Institutions in the Country.

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JEE Main 2023 is also an eligibility test for JEE Advanced 2023 Examination, which is an entrance exam for admissions into India's prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for graduate courses. 

The task of conducting JEE (Main) has been delegated to National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards, which is established as a premier, specialist, autonomous, and self-sustained testing organization.

JEE main 2023 Admit Cards

JEE Main 2023 Notification

JEE main 2023 Exam Notification has already been released. The application form has been made available at the official website - and The application process for JEE Main 2023 exam starts between Jan to April 2023. The submission of applications has been re-opened from 18th April 2023 to 25th April 2023.

JEE Main Sample Papers

JEE Main 2023 Important Dates


NTA JEE Main Dates 2023 (Tentative)

Release of official JEE Main notification

December 15, 2022

Availability of JEE Main 2023 brochure

December 15, 2022

Commencement of JEE Main registration date 2023

December 15, 2022

JEE Main application form last date 2023

January session - January 12, 2023

April session - April 2023

JEE Main 2023 application correction

January 13th to 14th 2023

Admit Card Release Date

January session - 21st January 2023

April session - To be notified

NTA JEE Main exam date 2023

January session - January 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31, 2023

April session - April 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 and 12

JEE Main result date

January session - January 2023

April session - April 2023

JEE Main 2023 Application form

JEE MAIN 2023: Filling up of Application form online:

Instructions to candidates desirous of applying online for JEE (Main) - 2023 are made available in the “Information Bulletin”, under the heading ‘Important Information at a Glance’. For more details, candidates may like go through the Information Bulletin Appendix-VII (Duplication of Application Form).

While filling up of application form online, authentication of Mobile Number and email ID is a must.  Candidates must enter the OTP received on their registered Mobile Number and before making the payment of the fee must enter the OTP received in the registered email ID.

Candidates must fill up the Application Form and fee for each session and pay the requisite examination fee for each session separately at the time of opening the portal for that session.  However, candidates are barred from applying for both sessions together.

1) Candidates must apply for JEE Main 2023 only Online.

2) JEE Main 2023 application process starts on March 2023.

3) Candidate must have a mobile number and email id for authentication while filling up the application form.

3) Aadhaar Number or Aadhaar Enrolment Number or Registration Number provided by Aadhaar Facilitation Center is mandatory to apply for JEE Main 2023.

4) Candidates should upload scanned images of their photograph and signature along with their personal & academic details.

5) Candidates can download the acknowledgment page as proof of successful submission of the application form. 

JEE Main Application Fee

Course(s) / Paper(s)

Category/ PwD


Fee Per Session In India (In Rs.)

Fee Per Session Outside India (In Rs.)

Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech
Paper 2A: B. Arch
Paper 2B: B.Planning


General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL)




Female/ Transgender







Female/ Transgender



Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech & Paper 2A: B. Arch
Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech & Paper 2B: B. Planning
Paper 1: B.E./B.Tech, Paper 2A: B. Arch & Paper 2B : B.Planning
Paper 2A: B. Arch & Paper 2B: B.Planning






Female/ Transgender







Female/ Transgender



Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

The fee may be paid either by credit/debit card or through an e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form. For e-challan, payment should be made in Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank in cash.

Changes introduced in JEE Main:

1) For calculating the All India Rank, no weightage will be given to intermediate marks.

2) Candidates must at least have 75% (65% for SC/ST) in higher secondary or 20 percentile in Class 12 examinations to get admissions in the top reputed colleges like IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs.

3) Aadhaar Card is mandatory for JEE Main Registration.

4) Candidates from Meghalaya, J & K, and Assam are excluded from this provision. Such candidates have to enter their passport number, ration card number, bank account number, or any other valid Govt. identity number to get to the examination center in these states only.

Best Books For JEE Main 2023 Preparation

JEE Main 2023 Eligibility Criteria

1) A Candidate who has passed the Class 12/equivalent examination in 2021, 2022, or is appearing in Class 12/equivalent examination in 2023, is eligible to appear in JEE (Main) - 2023.

2) Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in the Class XII/qualifying examination of which three must be Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

3) Age: The date of birth of the candidate should be on or after October 01, 1995, and are eligible. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, it is October 01, 1990.

4) Candidates who hold a diploma degrees are eligible for JEE Main 2023 exam but not for JEE Main 2023 admissions. They are allowed JEE Main 2023 acting as an eligibility test for JEE Advanced 2023.

5) The number of attempts for JEE Main shall be limited to 03 (three).

JEE Main 2023 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main 2023 Exam Pattern

i) Each question is allotted 4 marks for the correct answer. 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

ii) No deduction from the total score will be made if no response is indicated for a question.

iii) Duration of the examination is 3 Hours.

Parameters JEE Main 2023– B.E./B. Tech JEE Main 2023 – B. Arch JEE Main 2023 – B. Planning
Mode of Examination CBT Mode

Mathematics  and Aptitude- CBT Mode

Drawing- Pen and paper mode

CBT Mode
Duration of exam 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours
Total subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type
Number of questions

90 (30 questions from each subject)

Section A - 20 Questions

Sections B - 10 Questions

82 (Mathematics- 30; Aptitude- 50; Drawing- 2)

Mathematics Section A - 20 Questions

Mathematics Section B - 10 Questions

105  (Mathematics- 30; Aptitude- 50; Planning Based-25)

Mathematics Section A - 20 Questions

Mathematics Section B - 10 Questions

Type of Questions

Section A - MCQ 20 Questions for each subject

Section B - 10 Questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 10 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQ

Drawing- 2 Questions 

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 10 (Questions for which the answer is a Numerical Value)

Aptitude- 50 MCQs

Planning-Based Objective Type- 25 MCQs

Marking Scheme

For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Drawing Test: 2 questions of 100 marks

For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

Maximum Marks 300 Marks 400 Marks 400 Marks
Medium of paper

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi, and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi, and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi, and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

Timing of the Examination (IST)

First Shift : 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

Second Shift : 03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m.

First Shift : 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m

Second Shift : 03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m.

 03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m.
JEE Main 2023 Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2023 Syllabus

Paper-I which is for Engineering is comprised of the syllabus from the subjects Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

Paper II which is for Architecture is comprised of the syllabus from the subjects Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing.

The syllabus of JEE (Main) - 2023 is the same as that of the last year. However, keeping in view the decision taken by different Boards all over India, NTA has decided that there will be a total of 90 Questions in the Question Paper and the candidates will be required to attempt 75 questions only. The syllabus is available in Appendix VI in the Information Bulletin on the official website.

JEE Main 2023 Syllabus

JEE Main 2023 Admit Card

  • NTA has scheduled to release Admit Cards for JEE Main 2023 in the second week of April 2023 for the First Session Examination online on its official website: 
  • Every Admit Card consists of important details like the Date, Time, and Venue of examination, name of the candidate, Photo, and Signature.  Details of the Paper in which the candidate had chosen to appear and guidelines for the Examination with COVID-19 compliance instructions shall also be included in the Admit Card.
  • Candidates shall not be permitted to enter the examination hall without producing the Admit Card.
  • Admit Cards are not despatched by post/Courier. The candidate must download the Admit Card from the NTA website
  • For any assistance, candidates can call the NTA Helpline numbers: 011 40759000 or 011 69227700 or write to NTA at:


JEE Main 2023 Admit card

JEE MAIN 2023: Submission of Documents:

Candidates need not forward/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/Fax/WhatsApp/Email/by Hand.  Gen-EWS/SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PwD candidates are required to upload original certificates as per prescribed formats issued by the Competent Authority of their respective State. In case, any candidate does not have the certificate readily available is required to upload a “self-undertaking” in the prescribed format as available in the Information Bulletin.

JEE MAIN 2023:  Appearance in the Examination:

In the event of missing the opportunity for Session 1 (April 2023), the candidate can fill up the Application Form for Session 2 (May 2023) as and when the portal for that session is opened. Accordingly, he can appear in the 2 Sessions of the examination.  At the same time, it is left to the choice of candidate to appear for one or both sessions, if applied for both sessions in accordance with the time schedule and not together.

However, if a candidate appears in more than one Session then his/her best of the JEE (Main) - 2023 NTA Scores will be considered for preparation of the Merit List/ Ranking.

JEE MAIN 2023: Correction Facility

Candidates must exercise strict care while filling up their Online Application Form, and NTA is not responsible for any mistake committed by the students if any. Further NTA made it clear that no opportunity will be provided to the candidates for any corrections subsequently.  There is no scope for cancellation or withdrawal of online applications once submitted and fees once paid shall not be returned/refunded under any circumstances.

JEE MAIN 2023: Declaration of Income:

Candidates must enter Parents/Guardians Gross Annual Income (Father/Guardian, Mother/Guardian, or Father/Mother/Guardian’s from any other sources) being the mandatory field.

JEE MAIN 2023:  Allotment of Examination Centre, date, and shift/slot:

Choice of city/Examination Centre will be displayed based on the permanent and present address filled on the on-line application and the students must select it.

As far as feasible, examination centre to a candidate shall be allotted as per the choice of cities or within the City Jurisdiction of the candidates exercised in his/her online Application form. However, due to administrative/logistic reasons, a different city may be allotted.  NTA shall not allot a Centre for examination manually.

The date/shift/slot of examination is allotted by computer randomly which is required for the normalization process. Hence the choice of date and shift/slot cannot be provided by the candidate himself/herself.

JEE MAIN 2023 Confirmation Page / Acknowledgement of application:

A copy of the Confirmation Page / Acknowledgement of the online Application Form for a session will be generated only after the successful payment of the requisite fee by the Candidate. A copy of the Confirmation Page / Acknowledgement of JEE (Main) - 2023 will be sent to the registered e-mail address of the Candidates.

JEE MAIN 2023   Items that are required to be carried with the candidates to the examination hall:

  • Admit Card duly affixing a passport-size photograph on it.
  • One passport-size photograph for affixing on the attendance sheet.
  • No other items shall be permitted to carry with the candidates to the examination centers.
  • There will be no arrangement for the safe keeping of any material at the Centre. Neither NTA nor the Centre of the examination will be responsible for any loss, delay, etc.
  • Candidates may like to refer to Information Bulletin for further details/guidance in this regard.


SANDERS APP, an instant messaging system of the Government of India must be downloaded and installed on the Mobile devices of the candidates. SANDERS can be utilized as a secondary channel to receive notifications/updates from NTA from time to time. Steps to be followed to download Sande's app are as under:

  • Visit Google Play Store on Mobile Devices.
  • Search for the “Sandes App” in the search bar. It then displays the app in the play store.
  • Click on Install, and then the app gets downloaded into the mobile device.
  • Now, mobile users can enjoy the services of the Sandes Mobile App


  • As explained above, JEE (Main) - 2023 will be conducted in 02 (two) Sessions for admissions in the next academic session. Following are a few benefits of conducting JEE 2023 in two sessions
  • Provides an opportunity for the candidate to improve the score in the examination in case he/she was not able to perform well as expected.
  • On the first attempt, the students will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and will know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting the next time.
  • This will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.
  • If anyone missed the first session due to reasons beyond control (such as the Board examination/ill-health etc), then he/she does not require to wait for one full year.

JEE MAIN 2023 Results:

The result of JEE (Main) - 2023 will be uploaded on the NTA website and as per schedule. However, a copy of the Final Scorecard of JEE (Main) – 2023 will be sent to the registered e-mail address of the Candidates.


JEE 2023 Leaving the Examination Hall:

No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall/room till the end of the timings of the examination

JEE Main 2023 Cut-off marks

  • Cut-off marks for the JEE 2023 comprises two types (1) Qualifying cut-off and (2) Admission Cut off. NTA will release the cut-off JEE Mains 2023.
  • NTA releases IIT JEE 2023 qualifying cut-off together with the results of JEE Main exam 2023 session 2.
  • A qualifying Cut Off score is required to get eligibility for attempting JEE Advanced 2023 by the candidates.
  • At the same time, NTA evaluates 60% of the score based on JEE Score and the remaining 40% based on the normal scores in the 12th or equivalent qualifying examination and declares all India Rank of the candidate. A candidate can check cut-off scores for JEE Main 2023 and can calculate the College or Institute in which he/she wishes to enroll.  NTA releases different lists of category-wise cut-offs for JEE Main 2023.
Category Cut Off
General 90.3765335
GEN- EWS 70.2435518
OBC – NCL 72.8887969
Scheduled Caste (SC) 50.1760245
Scheduled tribes (ST) 39.0696101
PwD 0.0618524

Category-wise Distribution of JEE Main Qualifiers

The category-wise distribution of the top 2,50,000 JEE Main 2023 Rank Holders who will be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2023 are as follows:

Category Total Number of Category-wise Seats Reserved for JEE Advanced 2023
Open 96187 101250
Open Pwd 5063
Gen - EWS 23750 25000
Gen - EWS - Pwd 1250
OBC - NCL 64125 67500
OBC - NCL - Pwd 3375
SC 35625 37500
SC - Pwd 1875
ST 17812 18750
ST - Pwd 938
JEE Main Reservation Criteria 2023

JEE Main 2023 Counselling

1) Counselling is in the hands of the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). They conduct centralized counseling to get admissions for IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs.

2) According to the rank obtained and merit list candidates will be called for the counseling procedure.

3) For colleges at the State level, candidates have to participate in separate state counseling.

 JEE Main 2023 Subject Wise Preparation Tips 


JEE MAIN is a tough examination conducted in India, cracking of which will enable aspiring students to gain admission in prestigious NITs, IITs, etc., As such, students intending to appear in this examination must focus on the preparation with a strategy.  Following are a few tips for the students to follow for achieving success in JEE Main 2023.

  • Keep a hard copy of the complete syllabus till the examination and go through the same from time to time to ensure that no topic is missed. In accordance with the topics in the syllabus select/procure suitable study material or books.
  • Draw a timetable covering the entire syllabus leaving at least a week’s time for revision of the entire syllabus before the examination date.
  • Carry out appropriate analysis/review of your study pattern and find out loose ends/mistakes and make adjustments/corrections accordingly.
  • It is always advisable to make notes of all topics being studied for revision purposes.
  • Time Management in solving the problems/answers is more important. So, focus on mock tests/solving previous question papers setting a prescribed time limit, and ensure to learn time management which will eventually help in the main examination.
  • Set appropriate goals by dividing one topic at a time and accomplish them on daily basis. Though JEE syllabus initially appears to the candidate as voluminous, over time, with accomplishing the goals every day, one can understand that the entire syllabus can be covered successfully before the examination.
  • The student should first attempt to study the theory part and understand the same thoroughly. Then the student should start solving the problems.  Such an approach will enable the student to understand problem-solving in a logical way that will help in solving problems correctly in the JEE MAIN 2023 within the timeframe.
  • List out doubts/clarifications required on the topics and seek help from the Seniors or Faculties from time to time.
  • Students can also consider joining a crash course, which will help them to master the subjects in a planned strategic manner with appropriate guidance from the faculties.
  • Another important tip for the students is to avoid distraction from the main goal of preparation for the examination. Strong determination alone helps the students to avoid diversion from attention or focus on the main goal.
  • Studying non-stop for long hours would deplete the productivity of the students. Hence, students are required to take this into account while preparing their timetable to ensure that there will be a minimum “recess time” to refresh themselves before commencing the next session of study. No doubt, students tend to study for long hours before examinations.
  • To enhance productivity, it is a must to rest or relax at defined intervals, which does not mean watching the blue screen. Students should relax by doing short workouts or meditation etc. which will enhance their concentration on their studies.

Prepare Well

  • While a good plan will iron out various challenges, you still need to prepare well. You could do that with utmost efficiency if you take one thing at a time and prepare that well.
  • Always streamline your curriculum in a manner that seems like small pieces of a large pie. Keep binging one small piece at a time.
  • Schedule timelines to eat one piece and break to return for the second one. Respect those timelines.
  • Refer well researched and valid study material. Students who wish to seek further guidance on coaching or study material: consult with ex-students at askIITians
  • Bid distractions like television and online games goodbye. Rather focus on your mental and physical health through meditation and regular workouts. 

JEE Mains 2023 FAQs

Candidates who have passed Class 12th in 2021, 2023, or appearing in 2023 irrespective of their age are eligible to sit for JEE Main 2023.
As per JEE Main exam pattern 2023 for B.Tech candidates, the exam has a total of 75 questions spread over the three sections of the exam- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The total marks for the exam are 300 marks.
As per the JEE Main 2023 exam pattern, for MCQ questions, candidates are allotted 4 marks for each correct answer and there is a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer. In the case of answers with numerical values, candidates are allotted 4 marks for each correct answer and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
As per the JEE Main exam pattern for B.Arch, there will be three sections- Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing. There will be 25 questions in the Maths section; 50 questions in the Aptitude section and 2 Drawing questions in the exam. The total number of questions in the paper is 77
Candidates can appear for JEE Main exam for up to 3 consecutive years. The exam is conducted twice a year, the candidate may appear in both attempts. Appearing in both sessions of the same year will be counted as a single attempt.
There a total of 110 institutes that are participating in JoSAA Counselling 2023.
Yes, you cannot get your JEE Main to admit card through the post. You can only download JEE Main Admit Card from In that case, You need to log in to the systems with your roll number and password, which are stored on your email, just check in your personal mail id, or else send an email to the helpline to get your credentials.
There is no special criteria of minimum percentage defined for appearing in JEE Main 2023. But for taking admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs, and CFTIs through JoSAA Counselling, a candidate must secure a minimum percentage of 75 or be in the top 20 percentile in class 12. For SC/ST, the qualifying mark is 65%.