JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination Main)

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JEE Main 2022

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 2022 comprises of two Papers – Paper 1 is intended for admission to B.E., B.Tech., undergraduate programmes 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.

JEE Main 2022 is also an eligibility test for JEE Advanced 2022 Examination, which is an entrance exam for admissions into India's prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for graduates courses. 

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

JEE main 2022 Admit Cards

JEE Main 2022 Notification

JEE main 2022 Exam Notification has already been released on 01.03.2022. Application form has been made available at the official website - and The application process for JEE Main 2022 exam starts on 1st March 2022 and closes on 31st March 2022. The submission of applications has been re-opened from 18th April 2022 to 25th April 2022.

JEE Main Sample Papers

JEE Main 2022 Important Dates


JEE Main Dates 2022

Release of NTA JEE Main official notification

From March 1, 2022 up to 1700 hours on March 31, 2022

Availability of JEE Main 2022 brochure

March 1, 2022

JEE Main 2022 application form release date

Session 1 - April 18, 2022 (Re-opened)

Session 2 - July 06, 2022 (Re-opened)

Last date to submit the application form of JEE Mains 2022

Session 1 - April 25, 2022 (upto 09::00 PM) (Re-opened)

Session 2 - July 09, 2022

JEE Main admit card date

Session 1 - Second week of April 2022

Session 2 - Third week of May 2022

JEE Main 2022 exam date

(Revised by NTA on 07.04.2022)

Session 1   June 2022 (revised):

June 20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29 2022

Session 2   July 2022 (revised):

July 21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29 2022

JEE Mains result date 2022

Session 1 -  July 11, 2022

Session 2 - August 07, 2020

JEE Main 2022 Application form

JEE MAIN 2022: Filling up of Application form online:

Instructions to candidates desirous of applying online for JEE (Main) - 2022 are made available in the “Information Bulletin”, under the heading ‘Important Information at a Glance’. For more details candidates may like to go through the Information Bulletin Appendix-VII (Duplication of Application Form).

While filling up of application form on line, 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 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 2022 only Online.

2) JEE Main 2022 applications process starts on 1st March 2022.

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 the Registration Number provided by Aadhaar Facilitation Center is mandatory to apply for JEE Main 2022.

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

5) Candidates can download the acknowledgement 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 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 passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number to get the examination centre in these states only.

Best Books For JEE Main 2022 Preparation

JEE Main 2022 Eligibility Criteria

1) A Candidate who has passed Class 12/equivalent examination in 2020, 2022, or is appearing in Class 12/equivalent examination in 2022, is eligible to appear in JEE (Main) - 2022.

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

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

4) Candidates who hold diploma degree are eligible for JEE Main 2022 exam but not for JEE Main 2022 admissions. They are allowed JEE Main 2022 acting as an eligibility test for JEE Advanced 2022.

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

JEE Main 2022 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main 2022 Exam Pattern

i) Each question is allotted 4 marks for the correct answer. 1 mark will be deducted 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 2022– B.E./B. Tech JEE Main 2022 – B. Arch JEE Main 2022 – 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 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 2022 Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2022 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) - 2022 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 2022 Syllabus

JEE Main 2022 Admit Card

  • NTA has scheduled to release Admit Cards for JEE Main 2022 in the second week of April, 2022 for the First Session Examination online on its official website: 
  • Every Admit Card consists of important details like Date, Time and Venue of examination, name of the candidate, Photo, Signature.  Details of Paper which the candidate had chosen to appear, 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 2022 Admit card

JEE MAIN 2022: 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 2022:  Appearance in the Examination:

In the event of missing the opportunity for Session 1 (April 2022), the candidate can fill up the Application Form for Session 2 (May 2022) as and when the portal for that session is opened. Accordingly, he can appear in the 2 Session of the examination.  At the same time, it is left to the choice of the 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) - 2022 NTA Scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.

JEE MAIN 2022: 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 on-line applications once submitted and fees once paid shall not be returned/refunded under any circumstances.

JEE MAIN 2022: 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 2022:  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.

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 2022 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 successful payment of the requisite fee by the Candidate. A copy of the Confirmation Page / Acknowledgement of JEE (Main) - 2022 will be sent to the registered e-mail address of the Candidates.

JEE MAIN 2022   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 centres.
  • There will be no arrangement for the safekeeping 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.


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

  • Visit Google Play Store on Mobile Device.
  • 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) - 2022 will be conducted in 02 (two) Sessions for admissions in the next academic session. Following are few benefits for conducting JEE 2022 in two sessions
  • Provides an opportunity to the candidate to improve the score in the examination in case he/she was not able to perform well as expected.
  • In 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 for the next time.
  • This will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.
  • If anyone had 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 2022 Results:

The result of JEE (Main) - 2022 will be uploaded on the NTA website and as per schedule. However, a copy of the Final Scorecard of JEE (Main) – 2022 will be sent to the registered e-mail address of the Candidates.


JEE 2022 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 2022 Cut-off marks

  • Cut off marks for the JEE 2022 comprises two types (1) Qualifying cut off and (2) Admission Cut off. NTA will release the cut off JEE Mains 2022.
  • NTA releases IIT JEE 2022 qualifying cut off together with the results of JEE Main exam 2022 session 2.
  • Qualifying Cut Off score is required to get eligibility for attempting JEE Advanced 2022 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 12th or equivalent qualifying examination and declares all India Rank of the candidate. A candidate can check cut off scores for JEE Main 2022 and can calculate the College or Institute in which he/she wishes to enrol.  NTA releases different lists category-wise cut off for JEE Main 2022.
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 2022 Rank Holders who will be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2022 are as follows:

Category Total Number of Category wise Seats Reserved for JEE Advanced 2022
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 2022

JEE Main 2022 Counselling

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

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

3) For colleges in State level, candidates have to participate in separate state counselling.

 JEE Main 2022 Subject Wise Preparation Tips 


JEE MAIN is a tough examination conducted in India, cracking of which will enable the 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 few tips for the students to follow for achieving success in JEE Main 2022.

  • Keep a hard copy of 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 time table 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 purpose.
  • Time Management in solving the problems/answers is more important. So, focus on mock tests/solving previous question papers setting 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, overtime, with accomplishing the goals every day, one can understand that the entire syllabus can be covered successfully before the examination.
  • Student should first attempt to study the theory part and understand the same thoroughly. Then the student should start solving the problems.  Such approach will enable the student to understand problem solving in a logical way that will help in solving problems correctly in the JEE MAIN 2022 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 with 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 the 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 time table 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 the productivity, it is a must to rest or relax at defined intervals, which does not mean watching blue screen. Students should relax doing short work outs or meditation etc. which will enhance their concentration on the study.

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 it 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 a goodbye. Rather focus on your mental and physical health through meditation and regular workouts. 

JEE Mains 2022 FAQs

Candidates who have passed Class 12th in 2021, 2022 or appearing in 2023 irrespective of their age are eligible to sit for JEE Main 2022.
As per JEE Main exam pattern 2022 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 2022 exam pattern, for MCQ questions, candidates are allotted 4 marks for each correct answer and there is a negative marking of 1 marks for each incorrect answer. In 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 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 the attempts. Appearing in both the sessions of the same year will be counted as a single attempt.
There a total of 110 institutes that are participating in JoSAA Counselling 2022.
Yes, you cannot get your JEE Main admit card through post. You can only download JEE Main Admit Card from In that case, You need to login to the systems with your roll number and password, which are stored on your email, just check in your personal mail id, else send an email on helpline to get your credentials.
There is no special criteria of minimum percentage defined for appearing in JEE Main 2022. 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 top 20 percentile in class 12. For SC/ST, the qualifying marks is 65%.