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JEE Main 2023 Exam Date: Exam Pattern, Shift Timing, Admit Card

JEE Mains (Joint Entrance Examination Mains) is the first stage of the highly competitive entrance exam. For admission to undergraduate engineering and architecture courses in prestigious colleges across India. It is conducted by the (NTA) and comprises objective-type questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The JEE Mains score is used for admission to various colleges including (NITs), (IIITs), and other centrally funded technical institutes.

JEE Mains Shift Timings

The JEE Main exam is conducted in multiple shifts on different days. The exact shift timings for the exam are released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) along with the release of the exam schedule.

The exam is conducted in two sessions – morning and afternoon. The morning session usually starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 12:00 PM, while the afternoon session usually starts at 3:00 PM and ends at 6:00 PM. The duration of the exam is 3 hours.

It is important to note that the reporting time for the exam is usually 2 hours before the start of the exam. This is to ensure that candidates have enough time. To complete the necessary formalities such as document verification and biometric verification.

Candidates are advised to check their admit cards carefully to know their exam date, shift timing, and reporting time. They should also plan their travel accordingly to ensure they reach the exam center well before the reporting time.

In case of any confusion or queries related to the shift timings or exam schedule. Candidates should contact the NTA helpdesk or visit the official JEE Main website for more information.

JEE Mains Exam Pattern

JEE Mains is conducted in two papers: Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech. courses and Paper 2A for B.Arch courses. Paper 1 consists of multiple-choice questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, while Paper 2A consists of Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test.

Here are the specifics of the JEE Mains Exam Pattern for Paper 1:

  • The exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with a total of 300 marks.
  • Each question carries 4 marks, and 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer. However, no marks are deducted for unanswered questions.
  • The exam duration is 3 hours (180 minutes).
  • The question paper is available in English, Hindi, and Gujarati.

The exam pattern for Paper 2A is as follows:

  • The exam consists of three parts: Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test.
  • Mathematics and Aptitude Test consist of MCQs, while the Drawing Test is subjective.
  • The exam duration is 3 hours (180 minutes).
  • The total marks for the exam are 400, with Mathematics carrying 300 marks, Aptitude Test carrying 200 marks, and Drawing Test carrying 100 marks.
  • Each correct answer in Mathematics and Aptitude Test carries 4 marks, while each incorrect answer carries a penalty of 1 mark. There is no negative marking in the Drawing Test.

It is important to note that JEE Mains has negative marking, and it is recommended that candidates attempt only those questions they are confident about. Time management is also critical, and candidates should aim to complete the exam within the allotted time.

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JEE Mains Admit Card

JEE Mains Admit Card is an important document that candidates must carry to the examination center to appear for the exam. The admit card is issued by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to candidates who have successfully registered for the JEE Mains exam.

The admit card contains important information such as the candidate’s name, roll number, application number, exam center details, exam date and time, and important instructions for the exam day. Candidates must carefully check all the information mentioned on the admit card and ensure that it is correct.

To download the JEE Mains admit card, candidates need to visit the official website of NTA and enter their application number and password. It is important to download and take a printout of the admit card well in advance before the exam day to avoid any last-minute hassle.

In case of any discrepancy or error in the admit card, candidates should immediately contact the exam conducting authority for rectification. It is mandatory for all candidates to carry a hard copy of the admit card to the exam center along with a valid photo identity proof such as Aadhar card, passport, or driving license. Without the admit card and photo ID, candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

JEE Mains Rank List

JEE Main Rank List is a list that displays the ranks secured by candidates in JEE Main examination. It is published by the National Testing Agency (NTA) after the JEE Main results are announced. The rank list is used for admission to various engineering colleges across India.


The JEE Main Rank List is prepared based on the performance of candidates in the JEE Main examination. The candidates who appear for the exam are awarded a score based on the number of correct answers and the negative marking scheme. This score is called the NTA score.

After the announcement of the JEE Main result, the NTA prepares a merit list or the rank list based on the NTA score. The merit list is prepared category-wise for the candidates who have appeared for the exam. The merit list is used by various engineering colleges to offer admission to students based on their rank.

It is important to note that the JEE Main Rank List is only used for admission to undergraduate engineering courses offered by National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), and other centrally funded technical institutions.

In addition to the JEE Main Rank List, candidates also have to meet other eligibility criteria such as age limit, educational qualification, and minimum percentage of marks to be eligible for admission to the engineering colleges.

Jee Main 2023 Exam Date

JEE Main Exam Events

Jee Main 2023 Exam Date​

Release of Application FormNovember 2022
Last Date to Submit Application FormDecember 2022
Release of Admit CardFebruary 2023
JEE Main Exam (Session 1)February 2023
JEE Main Exam (Session 2)March 2023
JEE Main Exam (Session 3)April 2023
JEE Main Exam (Session 4)May 2023
Release of Answer KeyMay 2023
Announcement of ResultJune 2023

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