JEE Main 2022

From 2013 onward, the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) has been replaced by the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) or JEE (Main)as the common entrance exam for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes in National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs). The JEE (Main) 2013 was the first edition of this new exam format.

JEE (Main) is conducted by the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Apex Board, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to undergraduate engineering programs such as the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.). These courses are offered by the NITs, IITs, other centrally funded technical institutions, institutions funded by several participating state governments and several other institutions.

For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs, whose admissions are based on the JEE Advanced/JEE Main ranks, they have to secure at least 75% marks class 12th examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks is 65% in the 12th class examination.

JEE Main Dates 2022

JEE (Main) 2022 will be conducted in 8 sessions on January 1st week 2021 to May 2nd week 2022.

The states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland and Odisha will also be accepting JEE (Main) 2022 scores instead of their state level examination score.

Also read: AADHAAR card necessary to apply online for engineering entrance, JEE Main 2018

Mode of JEE (Main) Exam

The exam will be computer-based only and will be held through 248 centres across India and 10 centres abroad. 

3000 centres will be available for applicants for practice.

Note: Diabetic students can carry water in transparent water,, fruits and sugar tablets to the centre

(Also read: Understand JEE Main 2022 exam pattern & syllabus)

The 2022 test consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates may take Paper 1, Paper 2 or both depending on the courses they're applying to.

(Also read: How to prepare for JEE Main 2022)

Here are the subjects covered in the papers, the type and mode of questions, and the courses for which each paper has to be taken:


Type of Questions

Mode of Exam


Paper 1

Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

Objective type with equal weightage to physics, chemistry & mathematics



Paper 2

Part I - Mathematics
Part II - Aptitude Test
Part III - Drawing Test

Objective type
Objective type
Questions to test drawing aptitude


B.Arch/B. Planning(at institutions other than IITs)

If you're applying for B.E. or B.Tech. courses, you should appear for Paper 1.
If you're applying for B.Arch or B.Planning courses, you should appear for Paper 2.


JEE(Main) Unit Central Board of Secondary Education

Plot No. 149, Block -H,

Sector - 63, Noida-201309

Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)

Helpline No.

7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526, 7042399529

Computer Based Exam Helpline No.

18002669778 (The queries related to Computer Based examination only will be attended).

Computer Based Exam Email

jeemain2022[email protected] (The e-mails related to Computer Based examination only will be attended).

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