Updated Sat, 11 Jul 2020 12:02 PM IST

The world today is driven by technology. Engineering is a fascinating course to opt. JEE is a Joint Entrance Examination conducted for admissions into prestigious national engineering institutes. Candidates can select from various tech branches like electrical, mechanical, chemical, civil and many more.

Every year around 10 to 12 lakh students register for JEE Mains out of which only few get the chance to sit for JEE advanced, and finally around 50,000 candidates get into Institutes like IIT. It does require hard work and skills to qualify. But it is equally rewarding to get into nation’s top colleges with best placements and handsome salaries.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for IIT JEE Exam 2020

What is the purpose of JEE Exam?

JEE, Joint Entrance Examination is a national level entrance exam permitting admissions to various national engineering institutes. JEE Mains is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) twice every year. Those who qualify JEE Mains are only allowed to appear for JEE advanced organised by IIT Delhi.

What are the eligibility requirements for JEE Exam?

  • Candidate should have passed class 12th
  • Candidates who are appearing in class 12th can also apply
  • There is no age restriction although a candidate must have passed his/her 12th in 2018 or 2019 for appearing in 2020 JEE Exam. Otherwise he/she is not eligible.

Where can one register for JEE Exam?

The mode of registration is online. One needs to visit the official website of NTA, the conducting body of JEE for registration form and other vital information and guidelines.

What number of attempts are permitted in JEE Exam?

A candidate can apply for 3 consecutive years after completing his/her class 12th. Hence the total number of attempts allowed to a candidate are 6.

Is there any application/registration charge?

Yes, there is a provision of registration fees. It varies depending on the categories and gender of candidates. It can be paid through both online and offline mode.

If one makes a mistake in his/her application, is there a way to correct it?

Yes, a particular time period is allotted in which candidates can correct any mistake in their application/registration form.

Are the candidates allowed to use calculator in JEE Exam?

No, use of calculator or any other electronic device is strictly prohibited in JEE Exam. If caught with any such thing strict action could be taken against that candidate.

What is the paper pattern for JEE Exam?

JEE Exam occur in two rounds:

JEE Mains

  • B.E/B.Tech – Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Each section consists 25 questions for 100 marks each. Thus the whole paper is for 300 marks.
  • B.Arch – Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing. Aptitude section have the maximum number of questions i.e. 50 whereas Mathematics section have 25 questions and Drawing section have only 2 questions. The whole paper is for 400 marks.
  • B.Planning – Mathematics, Planning and Aptitude. Aptitude section consists of 50 questions whereas mathematics and planning sections have 25 questions each. The whole paper is for 400 marks.

JEE Advanced

It consists of Paper I and Paper II. They both have multiple choice questions that tests academic, comprehensive, analytical and reasoning abilities of a candidate. The duration for each paper is 3 hours.

What is the prescribed syllabus for JEE Exam?

JEE Mains

  • Paper I

Physics – Physics and measurement, kinematics, laws of motion, work energy and power, gravitation, properties of solids and liquids, thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, Oscillations and waves, electrostatics, Current electricity, magnetic effects of current and

magnetism, electromagnetic induction and alternating currents, electromagnetic waves, optics, dual nature of matter and radiation, atoms and nuclei, electronic devices and communication systems.


Physical Chemistry

Some basic concepts in chemistry, states of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding and molecular structure, chemical thermodynamics, solutions, equilibrium, redox reaction and electrochemistry, chemical kinetics and surface chemistry.

Inorganic chemistry

Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, general principles and processes of isolation of metals, hydrogen, p-block elements, d and f-block elements, coordination compounds and environmental chemistry

Organic chemistry

Purification and characterization of organic compounds, some basic principles of organic chemistry, hydrocarbons, organic compounds containing halogens, organic compounds containing oxygen, organic compounds containing nitrogen, polymers, biomolecules, chemistry in every day life, principles related to practical chemistry.

Maths – Sets relations and functions, complex numbers and quadratic equations, matrices and determinants, permutations and combinations, mathematical induction, binomial theorem and it’s simple application, sequence and series, limit continuity and differentiability (LC & D), integral calculus (IC), differential equations. ( DE), coordinate geometry, three dimensional geometry, vector algebra, statistics and probability, Trigonometry, mathematical reasoning.

  • Paper II & III

Mathematics is same for both as paper I. They both involve various aptitude tests related to drawing, architecture and geometry.

JEE Advanced

The syllabus for JEE advanced is set by IIT Delhi and is almost same as JEE Mains with more in-depth topics.

Is there a system of negative marking?

Yes, a negative marking for every wrong answer is done in the exam. Questions un-attempted are not included in it.

In what language is the paper set?

JEE paper is set both in English and Hindi language for the convenience of students.

Which institutes take admissions through JEE Exam?

JEE Exam offers admissions into various prestigious engineering colleges like:

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)
  • National Institutes of Technology (NIT)
  • State Funded Technical Institutes (SFTIs)
  • Central Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs)

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