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JEE (Main) - The Joint Entrance Examination

The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) to the NTA from 2019 onwards.

The Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main) comprises two papers. 

Paper 1 is conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E/B.Tech.) at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), Institutions/Universities funded/recognized by participating State Governments. 

JEE (Main) is also an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced), which is conducted for admission to IITs.

 Paper 2 is conducted for admission to B. Arch and B. Planning courses in the Country.The JEE (Main) – 2022 will be conducted in 02 (two) sessions for admissions in the academic session 2022-23. The candidates will thus benefit in the following ways:

  • This will give two opportunities to the candidates to improve their scores in the examination if they are not able to give their best in one attempt.

  • A candidate need not appear in both Sessions. 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.

The SANDES APP can be downloaded and installed on Mobile devices from Google Play store . 

There is negative marking in both Sections i.e. Section A (MCQ-type questions) and Section B (Numerical value).

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 available on the website https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/.

Those candidates who wish to appear for Paper 2A, as well as Paper 2B, will have the duration of the examination 3.30 hrs. i.e. from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Eligibility

Only those candidates who have passed the Class 12/equivalent examination in 2020, 2021, or those who are appearing in Class 12/equivalent examination in 2022, are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2022.

Sections 

The Question Paper has been divided into two sections. There will be 90 Questions in the Paper 1 and candidates will be required to attempt 75 questions only. There will be negative marking for both Sections i.e. Section A (MCQ) and Section B (Numerical Value). 

Paper-wise details:

  1. B.E./B.Tech. (Paper 1-: Each Subject will have two sections. Section A will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Section B will contain Questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value. In Section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10.

  2.   B. Arch. (Paper 2A)-: *Part -1 will have two sections. Section A will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Section B will contain Questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value. In Section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10. 

  3. Planning (Paper 2B)-:  Part -1 will have two sections. Section A will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Section B will contain Questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value. In Section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10. 

  4. Student can select any five questions to answer. Students also allowed to change the answers to the selected questions before final submission. At any point in time, student will be permitted to answer only five questions in Section B.

Languages for JEE Main

JEE (Main) – 2022 will be conducted in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu in addition to Hindi and English.

State Code of eligibility 

State code of eligibility means the code of the State from where the candidate has passed Class 12 (or equivalent) qualifying examination by virtue of which the candidate becomes eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2022.

 If a candidate has passed Class 12 (or equivalent) qualifying examination from one State but appeared for improvement from another State, the candidate’s State code of eligibility will be from where the candidate first passed the Class 12. 

Candidate passed/appearing class 12th from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to theState in which the study Centre is located. 

For Indian nationals passing the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination from Nepal/Bhutan, the State code of eligibility will be determined based on a permanent address in India as given in the passport of the candidate. 

The State code of eligibility of OCI/PIO passing Class 12 (or equivalent) examination in India is at par with Indian nationals. However, OCI/PIO passing the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination from an institution abroad are eligible for Other State quota seats or All India quota seats (but NOT for Home State quota seats) in all NITs, IIEST and Other-CFTIs 

For more details, please refer to the Information Bulletin of JEE (Main) – 2022 which is available at NTA website: https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/

Scribe facility for Divyangjan

Divyangjan candidates may be permitted to use a Scribe or allowed for a Compensatory time or both as given below :

  1. The facility of Scribe, in case he/she has a physical limitation and a scribe is essential to write the examination on his/her behalf, being so certified in the prescribed format (Annexure IV to VIII ) by a CMO/Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Govt. HealthCare Institution.

  2.  Compensatory time of one hour for examination of three hours duration, whether such candidate uses the facility of Scribe or not.

  3.  Scribe will be provided by NTA. Candidates will not be allowed to bring their own scribes.

 For more details, please refer to the Information Bulletin of JEE (Main) – 2022 which is available at NTA website: https://jeemain.nta.nic.in

DASA scheme

The Ministry of Education, Govt. of India vide its O.M. F.No.35-9/2016-TS. III MHRD dated 21st December 2018 has approved that the selection for Admission of students under Direct Admission of Students ABROAD (DASA) will be through JEE(Main). This may be applicable from the academic year 2022-23 onwards. 

The NTA has been conducting JEE (Main) on Computer Based Test (CBT) in India and Abroad for Admission in undergraduate courses in IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs. The Admission for DASA will be done on the basis of the Rank obtained in JEE (Main) from the Academic Session 2022-23.

MEA welfare Quota admission

Admission against the Engineering seats provided to MEA for Wards of Government of India personnel posted in Indian Missions/Posts Abroad will be based on the JEE (Main) – 2022.

Practice for Exam

candidates can familiarize themselves with logging into the system, go through the detailed instructions regarding the test, use the mouse or numeric keyboard on-screen (virtual) for attempting each question, scroll down to the next question, navigate between questions, review and edit their options and submit answer at the link: 

Allocation of seats 

Admission to B.E. / B.Tech / B.Arch / B.Planning. Courses in NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs participating through Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank subject to the conditions as decided by the CSAB. For eligibility regarding details, candidates may refer to the website https://csab.nic.in/.

Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals Appearing in JEE (Advanced) – 2022 

(Please refer to JEE (Advanced) website https://jeeadv.ac.in/ for the latest information) 

All the candidates must fulfill each one of the following to appear for JEE (Advanced) – 2022. 

Performance in JEE (Main) – 2022: Candidates should be among the top 2,50,000 successful candidates (including all categories) in B.E./B.Tech. Paper of JEE (Main) – 2022. 

Number of Attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in two consecutive years. 

It will be considered as an appearance even if the result of a particular candidate got withheld. if the examination Board of Class 12 (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2019-20 after 15 October 2020, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their Class XII exam in 2020 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2022, provided they meet all the other eligibility criteria.

 In case the examination Board of Class 12 (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2019-20 before 15 October 2020 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2022.

List of NITs with total seats 

Name of the Institute                                                                           Total Number of Seats

Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 786

Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur  710

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal 937

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad 811

National Institute of Technology, Agartala 867

National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh 480

National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh 184

National Institute of Technology, Calicut 937

National Institute of Technology, Delhi 180

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur 725

National Institute of Technology, Goa 150

National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur 714

National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur 565

National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra 832

National Institute of Technology, Manipur 180

National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya 150

National Institute of Technology, Mizoram 135

National Institute of Technology, Nagaland 155

National Institute of Technology, Patna 638

National Institute of Technology, Puducherry 235

National Institute of Technology, Raipur 955

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 850

National Institute of Technology, Sikkim 200

National Institute of Technology, Silchar 660

National Institute of Technology, Srinagar 632

National Institute of Technology, Surathkal 740

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 814

National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand 150

National Institute of Technology, Warangal 800

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat 873

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur 922

JEE Main 2022 Participating Institutes – Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)

1 Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 248

2 Indian Institute of Information Technology Kota, Rajasthan 180

3 Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati, Assam 200

4 Indian Institute of Information Technology Kalayani, West Bengal 130

5 Indian Institute of Information Technology Kilohrad, Sonepat, Haryana 90

6 Indian Institute of Information Technology Una, Himachal Pradesh 160

7 Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh 270

8 Indian Institute of Information Technology Vadodara, Gujarat 200

9 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Jhalwa, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 300

10 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 420

11 Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 300

12 Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur 100

13 Indian Institute of Information Technology Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli 60

14 Indian Institute of Information Technology Lucknow 75

15 Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad 180

16 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh 120

17 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam, Kerala 90

18 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Ranchi 120

19 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Nagpur 210

20 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Pune 120

21 Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhagalpur 150

22 Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhopal 180

23 Indian Institute of Information Technology Surat 120

24 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Agartala 38

25 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Raichur, Karnataka     30

JEE Main 2022 Participating Institutes – Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs)

1 Assam University, Silchar 135

2 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi 762

3 Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar 368

4 Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi 60

5 Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management-Ahmedabad 90

6 Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur 400

7 J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology,  University of Allahabad- Allahabad 92

8 National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad (Maharashtra) 60

9 National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi 120

10 Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology 249

11 Mizoram University, Aizawl 95

12 School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur 116

13 School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal 105

14 School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi 137

15 School of Planning & Architecture: Vijayawada 105

16 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir 194

17 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur 590

18 HNB Garhwal University Srinagar (Garhwal) 84

19 International Institute of Information Technology, Naya Raipur 42

20 University of Hyderabad 421

21 Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh 608

22 Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi 100

23 International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar 150

24 Central Institute of Technology Kokrajar, Assam 18

25 Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry 240

26 Ghani Khan Choudhary Institute of Engineering and Technology, Malda, West Bengal 114

27 Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan 30

28 National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Sonipat, Haryana 16

 Other  Colleges accepting JEE main

1 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi

2 Delhi Technological University, New Delhi

3 Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, New Delhi

4 Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology ( Delhi University)

5 Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

6 International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad

7 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

8 International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (Integrated courses)

9 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

10 SRM Institute Of Science & Technology

11 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

12 Amity University

13 Galgotias University

14 Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology

15 Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur

16 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

17 Nirma University

18 Lovely Professional University

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