JEE Main: Joint Entrance Examination (Main)

The Joint Entrance Examination - JEE Main, previously known as All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) is one of the most important entrance test for all engineering aspirants who wish to take admissions in various undergraduate programmes (Bachelor of Engineering - B.E. and Bachelor of Technology - B.Tech.) of engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and many other engineering institutions across India that are centrally funded CFTIs. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) MAIN conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2020 onwards. This Examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018.

About JEE (Main) in brief

The JEE (Main) will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session.

The students will have following benefits of the new pattern:

  1. Candidates will give one more opportunity to improve their scores in examination if they fail to give their best in first attempt without wasting their whole academic year.
  2. The candidates will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination in the first attempt, and to know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the second time.
  3. It will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.
  4. He/she won’t have to wait for one full year, if anyone had to miss the examination due to reasons beyond control.
  5. The best part is that the candidates best of the two NTA scores will be considered for preparation of the Merit List/Ranking.
Those Candidates who could not appear in the JEE (Main) January Examination, may appear
in JEE (Main) April Examination. The candidates who have already appeared in JEE (Main) January Examination, if they wish, may also appear in JEE (Main) April Examination for improvement. The candidate's best of the two NTA scores will be taken into consideration for preparing of Merit List/Ranking.

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JEE (Main 1) Important Dates

  • Registration JEE Main 1: September
  • Admit Card release: December
  • Date of Examination: January
  • Result: January/February

JEE (Main 2) Important Dates

  • Registration JEE Main 1: February
  • Admit Card release: March
  • Date of Examination: April
  • Result: April/May
For latest JEE Main dates and deadlines see EducationNews.Shiksha

JEE (Main) Mode of Exam

i. The Paper 1 of the JEE Main exam consists of B. E./B.Tech courses and is conducted only in in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode.

ii. The Paper 2 is for Architecture courses (B. Arch. /B. Planning.) where Mathematics- Part I and Aptitude Test-Part II in will be conducted in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test –Part III will be conducted in “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode which is to be attempted on a drawing sheet.

JEE (Main) Type of Exam

Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.)
Subjects: Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry
Type of Questions: Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry
Mode of Examination: “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only

Paper-2 (B. Arch/B.Planning) (to be attempted in one sitting)
Subjects: Mathematics – Part I and Aptitude Test – Part II
Type of Questions: Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Mode of Examination: “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only

Subjects: Drawing Test – Part III
Type of Questions: Questions to test drawing aptitude
Mode of Examination: “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on Drawing sheet

Choice of Medium of Question Papers
The medium of Question Paper for JEE (Main) shall be in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. The option of question paper language should be exercised while filling up the Application Form and it cannot be changed at a later stage.

Procedure to be followed during conduct of Examination:
Candidates must bring the following documents on the day of examination at the test centre. Candidates who will not bring these will not be allowed to sit in the examination.

- A printed copy of the Admit Card downloaded from NTA’s website.
- One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) should be taken for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at Centre during JEE (Main) Examination.
- Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) – PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/Aadhaar Enrolment No/ Ration Card
- PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category.

JEE (Main) Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit
There is no age limit for candidates to appear for JEE (Main) examination. The candidates who have successfully completed their class 12 boards examination can write JEE. However, institutes offering admission through JEE may have certain criteria. For details go to University Hub

Also JEE Main administering authority NTA may set certain set of rules time to time about eligibility requirements to appear for JEE Main. For latest notifications click here.

Eligibility for Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through Central Seat Allocation Board

The admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on the candidate's All India Rank. They should also score a minimum of 75% marks in their class 12  examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the class 12 examination conducted by the respective Boards. However, for SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

Subject combinations required in the qualifying examination for admission to B.E./B.Tech. & B.Arch./B.Planning Courses in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs shall be as under.

Course: B.E/B.TECH.
Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Examination: Candidates should have successfully completed their 10+2 board examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subject.

Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Examination: Candidates should have successfully completed their 10+2 board examination with Mathematics.

Eligibility for Admission to other Institutions

The above mentioned policy could also be adopted by other Technical Institutions participating in counselling through JoSAA/CSAB. In case a State opts to admit students in the engineering Colleges affiliated to State Universities, the State may prepare separate rank list based on criteria decided by them.

JEE (Main) Provisions for Persons with Disabilities
(i) The candidates with disability are required to fillup in the type of disability and percentages of disability correctly in the online application form for JEE (Main).

(ii) Those having 40% or more disability and are visually challenged, will be provided Scribe/Reader only on the request made by the candidate. However, in no circumstances, the candidates will be allowed to bring their own scribe. Candidates will have to submit their request in writing to the Centre Superintendent for the same at least one week before the date of examination.

(iii) The Centre Superintendent will identify the scribe/ reader students who are appearing in class X. The candidates would be allowed to meet the scribe only a day before the examination to verify the suitability of the scribe.

(iv) Irrespective of the fact that the candidate(s) is/are availing the facility of scribe/reader, one hour compensatory (extra) time will also be allowed to the candidates with 40% or more disability.

JEE (Main) Number of Seats

Candidates are required to refer the website of JoSAA, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) or the concerned State Government/Institute for all admission related procedures/queries. Any letter/e-mails/grievances/RTI cases/Court cases regarding admission related procedures/queries will not be entertained by NTA.

JEE (Main) Reservation of Seats

Candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria, as per the Government of India rules. These categories are:
(i) Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non Creamy Layer (NCL)
(ii) Scheduled Castes (SC)
(iii) Scheduled Tribes (ST)
(iv) Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability

Note: Rules of reservations may change time to time. See latest updates.

JEE (Main) Exam Centers

State wise list of cities in India along with city code
Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar: AL01
Naharlagun: AL02

Dibrugarh: AM01
Guwahati: AM02
Jorhat: AM03
Silchar (assam): AM04
Tezpur: AM05

Andaman & Nicobar
Port Blair: AN01

Andhra Pradesh
Anantapur: AP01
Bapatla: AP02
Bheemavaram: AP03
Chirala: AP04
Chittoor: AP05
Eluru: AP06
Guntur: AP07
Kadapa: AP08
Kakinada: AP09
Kurnool: AP10
Nellore: AP11
Ongole: AP12
Rajahmundry: AP13
Srikakulam: AP14
Tadepalligudem: AP15
Tirupati: AP16
Vijayawada: AP17
Visakhapatnam: AP18
Vizianagaram: AP19

Aurangabad (bihar): BR01
Bhagalpur: BR02
Biharsharif: BR03
Darbhanga: BR04
Gaya: BR05
Muzaffarpur: BR06
Patna: BR07
Purne: BR08

Bhilai/Durg: CG01
Bilaspur: CG02
Raipur: CG03

Chandigarh (UT)
Chandigarh: CH01

Daman & Diu (UT)
Daman & Diu: DD01

Delhi/New Delhi
Delhi: DL01

Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Dadra Nagar Haveli: DN01

Ahmedabad: GJ01
Anand: GJ02
Bhavnagar: GJ03
Gandhinagar: GJ04
Godhra: GJ05
Jamnagar: GJ06
Unagarh: GJ07
Mehsana: GJ08
Patan: GJ09
Rajkot: GJ10
Surat: GJ11
Vadodara: GJ12
Valsad: GJ13

Panaji/madgaon: GO01

Himachal Pradesh
Bilaspur (HP): HP01
Dharamshala: HP02
Hamirpur: HP03
Kangra: HP04
Palampur: HP05
Shimla: HP06
Solan: HP07

Ambala: HR01
Bahadurgarh: HR02
Faridabad: HR03
Gurgaon: HR04
Hisar: HR05
Karnal: HR06
Kurukshetra: HR07
Panipat: HR08
Sonepat/Murthal: HR09

Bokaro: JH01
Dhanbad: JH02
Jamshedpur: JH03
Ranchi: JH04

Jammu & Kashmir
Baramulla: JK01
Jammu: JK02
Samba: JK03
Srinagar: JK04

Bagalkot: KK01
Belgaum: KK02
Bellary: KK03
Bengaluru: KK04
Bidar: KK05
Devanagere: KK06
Dharwad: KK07
Gulbarga: KK08
Hassan: KK09
Hubli: KK10
Kolar: KK11
Mangalore: KK12
Manipal: KK13
Mysore: KK14
Shivamogga (shimoga): KK15
Tumkur: KK16
Udupi: KK17

Alappuzha: KL01
Angamaly: KL02
Chenganur: KL03
Ernakulam: KL04
Idukki: KL05
Kanjirappally: KL06
Kannur: KL07
Kasaragod: KL08
Kollam: KL09
Kothamangalam: KL10
Kottayam: KL11
Kozhikode: KL12
Malapuram: KL13
Moovattupuzha: KL14
Palakkad: KL15
Pathanamathitha: KL16
Thiruvananthapuram: KL17
Thrissur: KL18

Lakshadweep (UT)
Kavarrati LD01

Shillong: MG01

Imphal: MN01

Madhya Pradesh
Balaghat: MP01
Betul: MP02
Bhopal: MP03
Chhatarpur: MP04
Chhindwara: MP05
Gwalior: MP06
Indore: MP07
Jabalpur: MP08
Khargaon:  MP09
Mandsur: MP10
Rewa: MP11
Sagar: MP12
Satna: MP13
Shahdol: MP14
Ujjain: MP15
Vidisha: MP16

Ahmednagar: MR01
Akola: MR02
Amravati: MR03
Aurangabad (MR): MR04
Beed: MR05
Bhandara: MR06
Bhusawal: MR07
Buldana: MR08
Chandrapur: MR09
Dhule: MR10
Gadchiroli: MR11
Gondia: MR12
Jalgaon: MR13
Kolhapur: MR14
Latur: MR15
Mumbai/Mumbai Suburban: MR16
Nagpur: MR17
Nanded: MR18
Nasik: MR19
Navi Mumbai: MR20
Parbhani: MR21
Pune: MR22
Raigad: MR23
Ratnagiri: MR24
Sangali: MR25
Satara: MR26
Solapur: MR27
Thane: MR28
Wardha: MR29
Washim: MR30
Yavatmal: MR31

Aizwal: MZ01

Dimapur: NL01
Kohima: NL02

Angul: OR01
Balasore: OR02
Berhampur: OR03
Bhubaneswar: OR04
Cuttack: OR05
Dhenkanal: OR06
Jeypore: OR07
Rourkela: OR08
Sambalpur: OR09

Amritsar: PB01
Bathinda: PB02
Fathegarh Sahib: PB03
Jalandhar: PB04
Ludhiana: PB05
Mohali: PB06
Pathankot: PB07
Patiala: PB08
Phagwara: PB09
Ropar: PB10
Sangrur: PB11

Puducherry (UT)
Puducherry: PO01

Ajmer: RJ01
Alwar: RJ02
Bharatpur: RJ03
Bhilwara: RJ04
Bikaner: RJ05
Jaipur: RJ06
Jodhpur: RJ07
Kota: RJ08
Sikar: RJ09
Sriganganagar: RJ10
Udaipur: RJ11

Gangtok: SM01

Agartala: TA01

Hyderabad: TL01
Karimnagar: TL02
Khammam: TL03
Mahabubnagar: TL04
Nalgonda: TL05
Ranga reddy: TL06
Warangal: TL07

Tamil Nadu
Chennai: TN01
Coimbatore: TN02
Cuddalore: TN03
Dindigul: TN04
Kanchipuram: TN05
Kanyakumari: TN06
Karur: TN07
Madurai: TN08
Nagarcoil: TN09
Namakkal: TN10
Salem: TN11
Tanjore: TN12
Thoothukudi: TN13
Tiruchirappalli: TN14
Tirunelveli: TN15
Tiruvallur: TN16
Tiruvannamalai: TN17
Vellore: TN18
Villipuram: TN19
Virudhunagar: TN20

Dehradun: UK01
Haldwani: UK02
Haridwar: UK03
Nainital: UK04
Pantnagar: UK05
Roorkee: UK06

Uttar Pradesh
Agra: UP01
Aligarh: UP02
Allahabad: UP03
Bareilly: UP04
Bulandshar: UP05
Faizabad: UP06
Ghaziabad: UP07
Gorakhpur: UP08
Greater noida/noida: UP09
Jhansi: UP10
Kanpur: UP11
Lucknow: UP12
Mathura: UP13
Meerut: UP14
Moradabad: UP15
Muzaffarnagar: UP16
Sitapur: UP17
Varanasi: UP18

West Bengal
Asansol: WB01
Bardhman: WB02
Darjeeling: WB03
Durgapur: WB04
Haldia: WB05
Hooghly: WB06
Howrah: WB07
Kalyani: WB08
Kharagpur: WB09
Kolkata: WB10
Siliguri: WB11

Exam Centers outside India along with center code:
Bahrain: ZZ01
Colombo: ZZ02
Doha: ZZ03
Dubai: ZZ04
Kathmandu: ZZ05
Muscat: ZZ06
Riyadh: ZZ07
Sharjah: ZZ08
Singapore: ZZ09

Top Engineering colleges in India accepting JEE Mains Score

National Institutes of Technology (NITs):

  1. National Institute of Technology, Agartala (Tripura)
  2. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad (U.P.)
  3. National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh.
  4. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (MP)
  5. National Institute of Technology, Calicut (Kerala)
  6. National Institute of Technology, Delhi
  7. National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (West Bengal)
  8. National Institute of Technology, Goa
  9. National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh)
  10. Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  11. Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar (Punjab)
  12. National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand)
  13. National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (Haryana)
  14. National Institute of Technology, Manipur
  15. National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya
  16. National Institute of Technology, Mizoram
  17. National Institute of Technology, Nagaland
  18. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (Maharashtra)
  19. National Institute of Technology, Patna (Bihar)
  20. National Institute of Technology, Puducherry
  21. National Institute of Technology, Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
  22. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (Odisha)
  23. National Institute of Technology, Sikkim
  24. National Institute of Technology, Silchar (Assam)
  25. National Institute of Technology, Hazartbal, Srinagar (J & K)
  26. Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat (Gujarat)
  27. National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Mangalore (Karnataka)
  28. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu)
  29. National Institute of Technology, Uttrakhand
  30. National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  31. National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh, Vatluru, Eluru - 534007

Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs, IIITM & IIITDM):

  1. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior, (M.P.)
  2. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Chennai, (Tamil Nadu)
  3. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Jhalwa, Allahabad (UP)
  4. Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur, MP
  5. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati (Assam)
  6. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota (Rajasthan)
  7. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chitoor (A. P.)
  8. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara (Gujarat)
  9. Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur Mantripukhri, Imphal 795001
  10. Indian Institute of Information Technology Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli
  11. Indian Institute of Information Technology Lucknow
  12. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Dharwad
  13. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Kurnool
  14. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Kottayam
  15. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Kalyani, West Bengal
  16. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Kilohrad, Sonepat, Haryana
  17. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Una, Himachal Pradesh
  18. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Ranchi, Jharkhand
  19. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Nagpur, Maharashtra
  20. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Pune , Maharashtra
  21. Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhagalpur
  22. Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhopal
  23. Indian Institute of Information Technology Surat

Other Central Government/State Government Funded Institutions:

  1. Assam University, Silchar (Assam)
  2. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi (Jharkhand)
  3. Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar (Uttarakhand)
  4. Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi (U.P.)
  5. Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research & Management, Ahmadabad
  6. Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishawavidyalaya, Bilaspur (C.G.)
  7. J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad- 211002, (U.P.)
  8. Mizoram University, Aizwal-796009
  9. National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, P.O. Hatia, Ranchi (Jharkhand).
  10. School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
  11. School of Planning and Architecture, I.P. Estate, New Delhi (SPA, Delhi).
  12. School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)
  13. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra-182320 (J & K)
  14. Tezpur University, NAPAAM, Tezpur (Assam)
  15. Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology, Shibpur, Distt Howrah (Formerly Bengal Engineering & Science University Shibpur)
  16. Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu
  17. National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
  18. SantLongowal Institute of Engineering and Technology Longowal – 148106, Distt. Sangrur, (Pb.), India
  19. Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur (U.P.)
  20. Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam.
  21. Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Salem, Tamil Nadu.
  22. Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi.
  23. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

JEE (Main) Application Process

Candidates are required to apply for JEE (Main) on Online mode. The Application Form other than online mode would not be accepted, in any case. Candidates have to submit only one application form. Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website only.

Candidates are required to strictly follow the instructions given in the Information Bulletin available on NTA’s website. Those not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified. Please ensure that the candidates fulfil all the eligibility criteria laid down for JEE (Main), JEE (Advanced) and participating State
Institutions (as applicable).

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is only an examination conducting body. After the successful declaration of result, the data is handed over to the CENTRALISED SEAT ALLOCATION BOARD (CSAB)/JoSAA or the concerned State government/institute for Seat Allocation Process and admission procedure. The NTA does not collect any information regarding anyreservation criteria followed by the institutions or the total number of seats available in the institutions.

Please ensure that e-mail address and Mobile Number provided by the candidates in the Online Application Form are his/her own as all information/communication will be sent by NTA on e-mail address or SMS on given Mobile Number only.

It is highly advisable to retain the same e-mail-id and mobile number in use which they have furnished in the application form because the important information may be given to the candidates through SMS or e-mail. Candidate himself/herself shall be held responsible for non-receipt of latest information/communication due to wrong e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form.

The candidates should select four cities of examination as per their choice of Paper-1 or Paper-2 or both Paper-1 & Paper-2 of JEE (Main).

  1. Read the “Instructions and Procedure for Online Submission of Application Form of JEE (Main)”.
  2. Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility and acquaint with the requirements for submission of Online Application Form.
Follow following 4 (Four) Steps to Apply Online:
Step-1: Fill in the online Application Form and Note down the system generated Application Number
Step-2: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (between 10 kb–200 kb) and Candidate’s Signature (between 4kb – 30 kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
Step-3: Make payment of fee using SBI_MOPS and keep proof of fee paid.
Step-4: Print at least four print out of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee.
All the 4 Steps can be done together and separately also.

Contact Details

JEE (Main)
National Testing Agency
Block C-20 1A/8 ,Sector- 62
IITK Outreach Centre, Gautam Buddh Nagar
Noida-201309, Uttar Pradesh (India)

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