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JEE Main 2024

JEE Main or JEE Main 2024 is the first phase of the IIT Joint Entrance Exam (IIT JEE). It is a computer-based online test conducted by the National Testing Agency for students aspiring to pursue undergraduate courses in India in top engineering institutes, such as IITs, NITs, etc. Thus, students are granted admission to IITs, CFTIs, NITs, and other Government funded technical institutes based on the marks obtained in the JEE Main. The exam conducting authority considers the best NTA score in preparing the ranks/merit list. Candidates could further opt to appear for one exam or all the exams. Also, the top 2,50,000 students from the JEE Main will qualify to appear for the JEE Advanced

On this page, you will get the official exam dates for both JEE Main 2024 and JEE Advanced 2024. This information will help you prepare a detailed study plan for IIT JEE 2024 and crack the exam with top ranks.

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JEE Main 2024 Latest Updates

This section lets you get the latest updates, highlights and notifications related to JEE Mains 2024.

  • JEE Main 2024 January Session: NTA released the JEE Main 2024 session 1 will be conducted between 24th January and 1st February, 2024.
  • JEE Main 2024 April Session: NTA released the JEE Main 2024 session 1 will be conducted between 1st April, 2024 and 15th April, 2024.
  • JEE Main 2024 Session 1 Application Form: To be Updated
  • NTA reopened JEE Main 2024 Session Online Application Window for corrections: To be Updated
  • Advance Intimation for Allotment of Examination City to the Applicants of JEE Main 2024 Session 1: To be Updated
  • JEE Main 2024 Session 1 Admit Card is Released: To be Updated
  • JEE Main 2024 Session 2 Online Application Form: To be Updated
  • JEE Main 2024 April Session – Advance Intimation for Allotment of Examination City: To be Updated

Check: JEE Main 2023 Toppers List

JEE Main 2024 Overview

Name of Exam JEE Main
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Total Marks 300 Marks
Total Sessions in 2024 Two Sessions
Exam Medium 13 Languages
Examination Category Undergraduate Level Exam
Exam Conducting Authority NTA (National Testing Agency)
Purpose Admissions to 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 26 IIITs and 33 GFTIs
Mode of Examination Computer-based
Test Centres The exam centres will be allotted as per the choice of cities of the candidates made in their online Application form.
JEE Main Official Website

About JEE Main

JEE Main is a standardised test conducted across different states in India. The exam is held at an undergraduate level to offer admissions to some of the best engineering and technical institutions that are Government funded or privately-owned.

JEE Main 2024 is generally conducted for three groups of aspirants:

  • Paper 1 is for students aspiring to take up B.E. or B. Tech. courses.
  • Paper 2A is for students aspiring to take up B. Arch. course.
  • Paper 2B is for students aspiring to take a B. Planning course. 

JEE Main 2024 will be conducted in two sessions, one in January and one in April.

Questions that appear in the JEE Main are mostly NCERT based. However, it is known for its tricky questions designed to test the candidate’s understanding of the concepts and analytical skills.

Get the complete JEE study plan and PDFs by visiting the link given below:

IIT JEE Full Study Plan

Brief Advisory Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

Candidates are advised to carry only the following with them into the examination venue:

  • Admit card along with Self Declaration (Undertaking) downloaded from the NTA Website (a clear printout on A4 size paper) duly filled in.
  • A simple transparent ballpoint pen.
  • Additional photographs to paste on the attendance sheet.
  • A personal hand sanitiser (50 ml).
  • A personal transparent water bottle.
  • Sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/orange) if the candidate is diabetic.

Important Conditions and Latest Changes in JEE Main 2024

  • The number of sessions will remain the same as in JEE Main 2022, i.e., two sessions (April and May session).
  • There will be negative markings for sections A (MCQs) and B (numerical value questions).
  • Candidates are to download and install the SANDES app on their smartphones. This will be a secondary channel to receive notifications from the NTA.
  • The application process has been slightly tweaked to enable candidates to fill out the form easily and in smaller sections. During the registration process for the exam, only Session 1 will be visible at first, and candidates can only opt for that. Session 2 registration will be opened at a later stage.
  • A mandatory field in the JEE Main 2024 application form to fill in the family’s annual income, including the father’s or guardian’s yearly gross income, the mother’s gross annual income, and the parent’s annual income from other sources, if any.
  • The choice of exam cities for the test will be based on the permanent and present addresses filled in during registration.
  • During the registration process, candidates must enter the OTPs received at their registered mobile number or e-mail address before submitting the application fees.

JEE Main 2024 Exam Schedule

For JEE Main 2024, the official note is released by NTA. Check the exam schedule for JEE Main 2024 and start preparing for the examination now.


Date of Examination

(Session 1): Between 24th January and 1st February, 2024

(Session2): Between 1st April, 2024 and 15th April, 2024

Timing of Examination

First Shift

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (IST)

Second Shift

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (IST)

Declaration of Result on the NTA Website

(Session 1): To be Updated

(Session 2): To be Updated


JEE Main Registration – 2024

Before the final exam, the exam conducting authority usually opens the registration process for JEE Main. For 2024, the registration will held in two instances. Registration for Session 1 is to be updated and it will be opened again at a later stage for Session 2. Candidates can only register for JEE Main 2024 by visiting the official website. They also have to pay the application fees. Candidates are suggested to check all the academic and personal details thoroughly before submitting the JEE Main application form.

The tentative dates for the January session of JEE Mains 2024 are as follows:

Events Dates
Application Form Release To be Updated
Last Date to Submit the Application Form To be Updated
Application Fee Payment To be Updated
Application Correction Availability To be Updated

Dates (tentative) for the April session

Events Dates
Application Form Release To be Updated
Last Date to Submit the Application Form To be Updated
Application Fee Payment To be Updated
Application Correction Availability To be Updated

Learn everything about the JEE Main application form and the steps to complete the registration by following the given link.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

The JEE Main eligibility criteria for 2024 describe all the terms and conditions that aspirants should satisfy to be eligible for the exam. Hence, to avoid rejection in later stages, the students go through and understand the eligibility criteria before registering for the exam. We have highlighted some of the important ones below.

Age Limit: There is no age limit for candidates who wish to appear for the JEE Main exam. However, candidates must note that the IITs can set age criteria for admissions. The details are usually published in the JEE Main Information Brochure.

Qualifying Exam: Irrespective of age, the applicant can qualify if they have cleared their Class 12 or any equivalent exam, such as a two-year Pre-University exam, Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy exam, senior secondary school examination, Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination, Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination, a diploma recognised by the AICTE or a State board, General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level, High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

Year: Only those candidates who have passed the Class 12 or equivalent examination in 2021 and 2022 or those who are appearing for it in 2024 are eligible to appear in JEE Main 2024.

Qualifying Marks: There is no minimum pass percentage for appearing in the JEE Main exam. However, the applicants must pass their Class 12 board or other equivalent examinations.

Number of Attempts: Candidates can appear for the exam for 3 consecutive years.

Subjects Pursued in the Qualifying Exam:

The applicants must have passed the qualifying exam with a minimum of five subjects: Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational Subject, and any other subject.

B.E or B.Tech Courses
1. Physics
2. Mathematics
3. Language Subject
4. Any of the following: Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject
5. Any Optional subject


B.Arch/ B.Planning Courses
1. Physics
2. Language Subject
3. Mathematics (Compulsory Subject)
4. Any of the following: Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject
5. Any Optional subject

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main Paper 2 and 3

Total Attempts: The candidates can appear for JEE Main for three consecutive years.

  • The candidate must have secured 50% marks in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry and 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.
  • Mathematics is compulsory for candidates applying for B.Arch./B.Planning courses.

⇒ Click here to know the complete JEE Main eligibility criteria

JEE Main Reservation Criteria

The examination authority follows the reservation criteria laid by the Government of India for granting admissions through JEE Main. All India ranks will be provided based on the categorical reservation policy. The percentage reservations of categories for admissions through JEE Main 2024 are as follows:

  • OBC – NCL candidates: 27% reservation
  • SC candidates: 15% reservation
  • ST candidates: 7.5% reservation
  • PwD candidates: 5% reservation
  • GEN-EWS candidates: 10% reservation
  • Women candidates: 5% reservation

This reservation applies to institutes run by the Central Government. For reservation details regarding a participating institute, candidates can check the details with that particular institute.

JEE Main Exam Pattern

Knowing the JEE Main exam pattern for 2024 is vital for candidates who want a smooth preparation for JEE. It helps students develop a clear idea of the marking scheme, distribution of questions, sectional weightage and exam duration. There are three papers instead of two. Paper 1 is for students aspiring for B.E./B. Tech courses in NITs, IIITs, DTU, and other GFTIs, whereas Paper 2A is for B.Arch. Paper 2B is for B.Planning courses offered by these institutes.

Understanding the exam pattern enables candidates to gain a valuable opinion about the whole exam structure. Therefore, students are advised to get a complete overview of the paper pattern and devise a suitable study plan or strategy for better results.

JEE Main Paper 1 comprises Maths, Physics, and Chemistry, whereas Paper 2A has Maths, Aptitude, and Drawing Tests. Paper 2B will consist of Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning-based questions. The candidates can attempt the test in either one or both sessions. On the same lines as last year, there will be 90 questions overall, with candidates getting to attempt a total of 75 questions. The total mark allotted is 300.

All the papers are entirely computer-based online tests, whereas the Paper 2A drawing section is conducted offline in a pen and paper-based mode. The exam duration for all three Papers is 3 hours.

JEE Main Paper 1 (B.E or B.Tech Courses)

  • Exam Mode: Computer-based offline exam. The students will have to mark their responses on already downloaded answer sheets.
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • The Questions will be from topics covered in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.
  • Nature of Questions: Objective-type multiple-choice questions, as well as numerical-based questions.
  • The paper will have a total of 90 questions, with 20 questions in section A and 10 in section B. Candidates can attempt 75 questions (300 marks) with 20 questions in section A and 5 questions in section B for each subject – Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.

JEE Main Paper 1 Marking Scheme

  • Unlike the earlier years, negative marking has been introduced in Section B.
  • Every correct answer will be awarded 4 marks, while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. This applies to both MCQs and numerical-based questions.
  • No marks are awarded for unanswered questions.

JEE Main Paper 2A (B.Arch Courses)

  • Exam Mode: Part-I: Mathematics and Part-II: Aptitude Test in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only Part-III: Drawing Test in “Pen and Paper” (offline) mode, to be attempted on the drawing sheet of A4 size. 
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • The Mathematics part consists of 20 MCQs and 10 numerical value-based questions. Only 5 out of 10 numerical-based questions are to be attempted.
  • The Aptitude part consists of 50 MCQs.
  • The Drawing Test will evaluate sketching and drawing skills and consists of 2 Questions.

JEE Main Paper 2A Marking Scheme

  • 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer in the Mathematics and Aptitude sections, while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • A negative marking of 1 mark is applicable for both MCQs and numerical-based questions.
  • There is no negative marking in case of an unattempted question.
  • For the Drawing Test, marks will be allotted based on the candidate’s drawing skills.

JEE Main Paper 2B (B.Planning Courses)

  • Exam Mode: Computer-based test mode.
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • The exam consists of 3 parts – Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Planning Skills.
  • The Mathematics part consists of 20 MCQs and 10 numerical value-based questions. Only 5 out of 10 numerical-based questions are to be attempted.
  • Aptitude consists of 50 questions, and Planning consists of 25 questions. Both parts have MCQ-based questions.

JEE Main Paper 2B Marking Scheme

  • 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer, while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • A negative marking of 1 mark is applicable for both MCQs and numerical-based questions.
  • There is no negative marking in case of an unattempted question.

Note: All the calculations/writing work should be done only in the Rough Sheet provided at the Test Centre or the Examination Room/Hall. Once the exam is over, candidates should hand over the rough sheets to the invigilator.

JEE Main Syllabus

While the JEE Main syllabus is mainly mapped according to the NCERT textbooks, NTA prescribes a separate JEE syllabus. It comprises topics covered in Classes 11 and 12, including subjects such as Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

The syllabus for JEE Main 2024 looks to be the same as the previous years. There is no reduction.

Students can also refer to the subject-wise detailed syllabus of JEE Main from the links given below.

The questions in the JEE Main exam are easy but require a lot of smart work, practice and adequate preparation. One of the significant challenges generally faced by students is the time constraint. To overcome this, students need to develop adept problem-solving skills as well as time management skills to ensure the successful completion of the examination. Moreover, before starting their preparations, students should acquire an in-depth and clear understanding of each and every topic covered in the syllabus of JEE Main. 

Therefore, candidates should read the syllabus at least once before studying. This exercise will help them gain insight into all the important chapters or topics on which they should focus on. Additionally, they can formulate a proper study plan accordingly.

Moreover, to cater to the decision of various Boards across the country about the reduction in the syllabus, the NTA has determined to provide a choice in one Section of each Subject of Paper 1 and Part I of Paper 2A and 2B. However, the total number of questions to be attempted will remain the same (Physics -25, Chemistry – 25, and Mathematics – 25), wherever applicable.

Here is the subject-wise breakdown of important chapters for JEE Main 2024. Students need to pay proper attention to these chapters to ace the examination.

Important Chapters for JEE Main


Vectors 3D Geometry
Sequence and Series Determinant and Matrices
Circles Straight Lines
Definite Integral Probability Distribution
Functions Limits and Continuity
Conic Sections Application of Derivatives
Quadratic Equation Complex Numbers
Binomial Theorem Area under the Curve


Ray Optics Thermodynamics
Semiconductors EM Waves
Gravitation Magnetism
Alternating Current Wave Optics
Electromagnetic Induction Oscillations
Kinematics Rotation
Current Electricity Electrostatics
Magnetic Effects of Current Properties of Matter
Bohr’s Atomic Model Waves and Sound


Gaseous and Liquid State Atomic Structure
Chemical Kinetics Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding Surface Chemistry
Coordination Compound D Block Elements
Aromatic Compounds Alkyl Halides
P Block Elements Thermodynamics
Isomerism General Organic Chemistry
Carboxylic Acids Aldehydes and Ketones
Nuclear Chemistry  

Students can also check our JEE Main study material, which covers all the crucial topics in the syllabus with a detailed explanation of the concepts, solved examples and frequently asked questions.

JEE Main Study Material

JEE Main Mock Test

Since the JEE Main exam can be taken only in the computer-based online test, the conducting authority has set up several practice centres to help engineering aspirants get acquainted with the exam format.

Students can access the mock test for JEE Main online by visiting the website ( for hands-on practice. Earlier, students could also visit the practice centres set up by the National Testing Agency and take the test. This facility might now be available this time. We will keep this space updated when we get the information.

Candidates could take their help and clear their doubts regarding the exam. They can train themselves for the “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode of examinations. Experienced and professional nodal officers and staff are said to be available at the TPC.

The benefit of taking the mock test is that the pattern of the test is similar or exact to the real JEE Main exam. Therefore, it will have a good impact on the preparation and performance of the candidates.

Click Here to Practice JEE Main Sample Papers

Importance of JEE Main Mock Test

  • Practising mock tests will help candidates get familiar with the type of questions, marks distribution, difficulty level and the topics relevant to the examination.
  • It helps to evaluate the performance before the final examination. From an in-depth evaluation of the section-wise performance report, a suitable JEE Main preparation strategy can be planned.
  • Regular mock test practice increases students’ speed and accuracy in completing the exam. It familiarises them with the real exam scenario and drives away any nervousness for the test.

JEE Main Previous Year Question Paper with Solutions and Answer Keys

Along with the mock tests, students are also advised to practise the previous years’ JEE Main question papers to boost their chances of success in such a highly competitive entrance exam.

⇒ For a Complete Set of JEE Main Question Papers With Solutions, Please Visit Here: JEE Main Question Papers

JEE Main Answer Keys

Soon after the examination, National Testing Agency also releases or publishes the set-wise answer keys representing the correct options for all the questions asked in JEE Main. With the help of these answer keys, students can calculate their expected scores before the results are announced. After successful completion of the exam, the official link for answer keys will be made available on the website, using which the applicants can download and access the documents.

Read More: JEE Main Answer Key

How to Download JEE Main Answer Keys?

To download the answer keys, open the official link published by the conducting authority. Submit the application number and password, selecting the date and slot for JEE Main examination. The answer keys will be displayed. The students can also download it for future reference.

Challenging JEE Main Answer Keys: Initially, the provisional answer keys are released. This should be done within a specific time frame. After comparing the results, applicants can raise their objections. After considering all the valid objections, the final answer keys of JEE Main are announced.

JEE Main Marks vs Ranks

We have prepared a predicted JEE Main marks vs ranks from the previous years’ trend. Engineering aspirants can check marks vs expected ranks from the table provided below.

Score out of 300 Rank Percentile
286- 292 19-12 99.99826992- 99.99890732
280-284 42-23 99.99617561 – 99.99790569
268- 279 106-64 99.99034797 – 99.99417236
250- 267 524-108 99.95228621- 99.99016586
231-249 1385-546 99.87388626-99.95028296
215-230 2798-1421 99.74522293-99.87060821
200-214 4667-2863 99.57503767- 99.73930423
189-199 6664- 4830 99.39319714- 99.56019541
175-188 10746-7152 99.02150308 – 99.3487614
160-174 16163-11018 98.52824811-98.99673561
149-159 21145-16495 98.07460288-98.49801724
132-148 32826-22238 97.0109678-97.97507774
120-131 43174-33636 96.0687115-96.93721175
110-119 54293-44115 95.05625037-95.983027
102-109 65758-55269 94.01228357-94.96737888
95-101 76260-66999 93.05600452 -93.89928202
89-94 87219-78111 92.05811248 -92.88745828
79-88 109329-90144 90.0448455 -91.79177119
62-87 169542-92303 84.56203931-91.59517945
41-61 326517-173239 70.26839007-84.22540213
1-40 1025009-334080 6.66590786-69.5797271

JEE Main Results

NTA declares the results of JEE Main. For students appearing in all the phases of JEE Main, the best result will be taken into consideration while preparing for the final rank.

They can also check out the JEE Main Rank Predictor page for further details.

Also check: What is NTA Score in JEE Main Results?

How to Check JEE Main Results?

  • Open JEE Main result portal
  • Enter the roll number and date of birth
  • Click the Submit button

The JEE Main result will be displayed on the screen. Students are advised to download the scorecard for future reference, especially for the counselling and admission process.

JEE Main Cutoff Marks

Soon after the exam, National Testing Agency declares the JEE Main cutoff marks along with the detailed results consisting of subject-wise marks secured, All India Rank, category rank and the qualifying status for JEE Advanced.

However, based on the percentile score, candidates are shortlisted for counselling. The following factors will determine the cutoff marks for JEE Main.

  • Total candidates appeared
  • The difficulty level of the questions
  • The overall performance of the students
  • The cutoff trends of previous years

Previous Years’ JEE Main Cutoff Trends

The below table shows the cutoff trends for JEE Mains.

Category JEE Main 2022 Cutoff JEE Main 2021 Cutoff JEE Main 2020 Cutoff JEE Main 2019 Cutoff
General 88.4121383 87.8992241 90.3765335 89.7548849
OBC-NCL 67.00 68.0234447 72.8887969 74.3166557
SC 43.0820954 46.8825338 50.1760245 54.0128155
ST 26.7771328 34.6728999 39.0696101 44.3345172
GEN-EWS 63.1114141 66.2214845 70.2435518 78.2174869
PwD 0.0031029 0.0096375 0.0618524 0.1137173

JEE Main Counselling Procedure

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority is set by the HRD Ministry to regulate the admission process for IITs, IIITs, NITs, and government-funded technical institutes. The students qualifying for JEE Main will be able to apply for NITs, IIITs and CFTIs through JoSAA counselling.

The seat allocation in the preferred technical institute is done based on merit, eligibility, preferences and seat availability. The qualifying students are required to register for JoSAA counselling, whose registrations will commence after the declaration of the results.

JoSAA Participating Institutes

A total of 114 engineering institutes comprising 23 IITs, 32 NITs, 26 IIITs and 33 GFTIs participate in the seat allocation procedure through JoSAA.

Indian Institute of Technology (23 Colleges)
National Institute of Technology (32 Colleges)
Indian Institute of Information Technology (26 Colleges)
Government Funded Technical Institutes (33 Colleges)

Top 10 NIT Colleges

Acquiring admission to a top NIT college is a dream for every JEE Main aspirant. However, to secure a seat in NIT colleges demands a meritorious rank. The leading NIT institutes include NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy, NIT Surathkal, NIT Rourkela, and MNNIT Allahabad.

Name of Top 10 NITs NIT Ranking 2022 (MHRD) B.Tech Programmes
NIT Trichy (NITT), 1964 8 9
NIT Karnataka (NITK), 1960 10 8
NIT Rourkela (NITRKL), 1961 15 14
NIT Warangal (NITW), 1959 21 8
NIT Calicut (NITC), 1961 31 11
NIT Durgapur (NITDGP), 1960 34 8
NIT Nagpur (VNIT), 1960 32 8
NIT Jaipur (MNIT), 1963 46 8
NIT Allahabad (MNNIT), 1961 47 9
NIT Kurukshetra (NITKKR), 1963 50 7

Apart from IIITs, NITs and GFTIs, several private engineering institutes like BIT Mesra, HBTI Kanpur, Thapar University, Assam University, Tezpur University, JAYPEE Institute, and LNMIIT Jaipur offer admission based on the marks in JEE Main exam. Other technical institutes like DTU (Delhi Technical University), NSIT Delhi, and IIIT Delhi are excluded from JoSAA counselling. However, these institutes offer admissions based on JEE Main scorecard, and the students are required to apply separately.

JEE Main Paper Analysis by IIT JEE Experts Available here!

How to Prepare for JEE Main 2024?

For most students, coaching classes are considered to be one of the main solutions to secure a good ranking. However, an aspirant can achieve their desired result without coaching provided they put in a fair amount of effort and develop an effective preparation strategy.

Candidates need to devise a well-organised study plan. Furthermore, they need to have a smart approach to everything. They need to learn what the exam is all about, read the syllabus, use the right study materials, practise solving questions, etc. They should also be mentally and physically fit to write the exam. In any case, we have listed some key tips that will help each candidate boost their JEE Main preparation.

Read More: IIT JEE Preparation Tips and Study Hacks

JEE Main Preparation Tips

  • Begin from scratch – Fundamentals play a vital role in JEE Main. Always concentrate on structuring and understanding the basics of all the subjects. When the basics are strong, learning becomes easier.
  • Prepare a timetable – The JEE Main preparation curriculum is extensive. Hence, it should be scheduled to gain the best results. Split the syllabus into different parts according to the benefit. It can be limited to a chapter or a unit. Follow the timetable and avoid distractions in between.
  • Know the syllabus and pattern – For better preparations, the most significant factor is to keep oneself updated with the complete syllabus along with the paper pattern.
  • Befriend books – For JEE Main preparations, NCERT textbooks are a must, no matter which subject it is. Therefore solve NCERT textbooks before moving to other references. Also, remember to choose the right study resources which will help you study productively.

JEE Main Preparation Tips Video

JEE Main 2022 Preparation Tips

Best Books for JEE Main Preparation

Here is a list of all the relevant textbooks that students can follow to boost their JEE Main preparation.


  • NCERT – Maths XI and XII
  • S. L. Loney – Trigonometry
  • S. L. Loney – Coordinate Geometry
  • Hall and Knight – Higher Algebra
  • I.A. Maron – Problems in Calculus of One Variable

  • NCERT Books – Class 11 and Class 12
  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
  • J.D. Lee (Organic Chemistry)
  • Morrison and Boyd (Inorganic Chemistry)

  • H.C. Verma – Concepts of Physics Vol I and II
  • I.E. Irodov – Problems in General Physics
  • Halliday, Resnick, and Walker – Fundamentals of Physics
  • Read, revise and rehearse – Revise each and every topic that is learned. Do not keep it pending. Be a smart learner. Revision helps the candidates to recall everything that is studied.
  • Take up the mock tests – Another important key to succeed in JEE Main is to take mock tests. Attend the tests that are released by the official websites. This indeed provides you with an actual feel of writing the online exams.
  • On a final note, do not compromise on hard work and perseverance. Choose the best books for JEE preparation and follow the preparation tips mentioned earlier to secure a meritorious position in the exam.

Importance of NCERT Books for JEE Main 2024

NCERT textbooks are essential as far as cracking JEE Main is concerned. These textbooks allow candidates to have a firm grasp of the fundamental concepts discussed in all three subjects. Let us go through the importance of the NCERT curriculum for cracking JEE Main 2024.

JEE Main Chemistry:

NCERT Chemistry textbook is the most helpful resource for JEE Main Preparation. Some of the questions from organic and inorganic chemistry are taken directly from the textbook. So, make sure to study these textbooks thoroughly and get enough practice from solving exercises, question papers and mock tests.

JEE Main Maths:

Math is the toughest paper in the exam. Candidates will need more study material to fully master the concepts. However, they can start with this textbook first. The explanation and exercises given in this book will help students improve their analytical and problem-solving skills.

JEE Main Physics:

Physics paper is a bit tricky, and the NCERT textbook is of minimal help here. However, the best place to start is still the CBSE curriculum which is based on the NCERT syllabus. Make sure to go through the points to ponder section in the textbook thoroughly.

⇒ Check: Important Physics Formulas for JEE Main
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Frequently Asked Questions on JEE Main


What is the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

JEE Main is conducted for candidates aspiring for B.Tech courses offered in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs. It is also an eligibility test for candidates preparing for JEE Advanced, which eventually leads to admission to IITs. The students can appear for JEE Main three consecutive times; however, JEE Advanced can be taken only for two consecutive years.

What are the new exam dates for JEE Main 2024 sessions?

JEE Main 2024 sessions will be conducted January and April. The first session will be conducted in January 2024. On the other hand, the second session will be held in April 2024.

When will NTA release JEE Main 2024 Admit Card for the upcoming session?

JEE Main Admit cards for the  2024 session will be released by the National Testing Agency on the official website after the applications are completed. Successfully registered candidates can download JEE Main Admit card from or on the specified dates.

What are the new changes in the JEE Main exam pattern?

The JEE Main exam pattern more or less remains the same. The only major change this year is in terms of the marking scheme. There will be a negative marking for both Sections A and B. JEE Main 2022 Exam Pattern


Is NCERT important for the JEE Main?

JEE Main syllabus is mapped as per the topics covered in NCERT textbooks. Every year, around 35% to 40% of questions in JEE Main are picked directly from the concepts covered in NCERT books.

What should I do to get admission to an IIT?

The students are granted admission to IIITs, NITs, and GFTIs based on the marks scored in JEE Main. For admission to IIT colleges, students must clear the JEE Advanced exam. The top 2.50 lakh students who qualify for JEE Main will be eligible for JEE Advanced.

How many attempts are granted for the JEE Main?

JEE Main 2024 will be conducted in two sessions. The students can attempt any number of sessions.

Can I change my paper appearing mode from Hindi to English?

The option of language for question paper should be exercised while filling out the application form online, and it cannot be changed at a later stage.

How to apply for the JEE Main 2024?

Students can apply for the JEE Main 2024 by visiting the official website of NTA: However, it is mandatory to check the eligibility criteria for JEE Main before submitting the application.

Can I apply for two sessions together in JEE Main 2024?

No. In the first session, only Session 1 will be visible, and candidates can opt for that. In the next session, Session 2 will be visible, and the candidates can opt for that session.

Is it mandatory to appear for all the sessions of the JEE Main exam?

No, it entirely depends on the choice of the candidate. They can opt for either one or both attempts. In case they have appeared for all the exams, the better scores will be taken into consideration.

Is the syllabus of JEE Main and JEE Advanced the same?

No, there are several differences in the syllabus of JEE Main and JEE Advanced. There are a lot of topics included in JEE Main but excluded in JEE Advanced and vice-versa. Topics like Electromagnetic Waves, Electronic Devices, and Communication Systems are included in JEE Main but excluded from the JEE Advanced syllabus.

I uploaded the wrong photo in my JEE Main application form. What should I do?

No corrections will be permitted after the form has been submitted.

I got a “Transaction Failed” message while paying the application fee online, but the money was deducted from my account. What should I do?

This might occur due to some technical errors with the payment network, and the amount will most likely be refunded within 7 to 10 working days. Therefore, candidates coming across such a situation must pay the application fees again.


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