Updated: Jan 17, 2020
JEE Main exam is conducted in 2 styles- online computer based and Pen and Paper based. JEE Main exam is of three-hour duration and is based on the knowledge of subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
The paper I of JEE Main is an objective type paper (MCQs style). The paper has 3 sections-
Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. All the 3 sections have 30 questions each of 4 marks per question weight, which makes a total of 90 questions with the weightage of 360 marks. One-fourth mark is deducted for the wrong answer for each question. If no response is indicated for a question, then no deduction from the total score is being made. This paper is for All undergraduate courses except B.ARCH/ B.PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs). It is conducted in both modes.
Paper II of JEE Main consists of 3 sections-
This paper is For B.ARCH/B. PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs) and conducted only in pen and paper mode.
The JEE Advanced exam consists of two papers of 3 hours each and is conducted on the same day in the morning and evening slots.
Both paper 1 and paper 2 consists of 3 separate sections of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The questions paper is set in both English and Hindi. The candidates have to specify the language of the question paper at the time of online registration for JEE Advanced.
Both the papers are objective type (multiple choice) and numerical answer type questions for which the answers are marked on an Optical Response Sheet (ORS). The JEE paper is designed to test the intellectual capacity, interpretation and critical ability of candidates. There is negative marking for each wrong answer.