JEE Main Exam Pattern 2015

By | 26/12/2014
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The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission into top undergraduate engineering programmes is considered one of the toughest exams conducted in the country. The exam is held in two parts namely, JEE Main and JEE Advanced.  On cracking the JEE Main, aspirants can fulfill their dream of occupying a seat in the prestigious NITs (National Institutes of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) and other government or private institutes. This blog post gives a snapshot of the details regarding the JEE Main exam pattern.

The JEE Main is the most important step in getting an entry into the top engineering colleges of India. Hence it’s important for candidates to have holistic knowledge about the paper pattern, important dates and other vital information related to the exam.

JEE Main Paper Pattern

Comprises two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. While the former is for aspirants of engineering courses like B.E. and B.Tech, the latter is for those candidates who wish to go for Architecture or Planning courses.

  • Paper 1 consists of questions related to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Equal weight age is given to all these three subjects. This paper is conducted in the offline mode (Pen and Paper based exam) as well as the online mode (Computer based exam), providing aspirants the flexibility to give the exam as per their convenience.
  • Paper 2 is held only in the Pen and Paper format and comprises three parts i.e. Mathematics (Part1), Aptitude Test (Part 2) and Drawing Test (Part 3).

All questions are objective type and the time duration of both the papers is three hours each. The exam consists of a total of 96 questions with 360 being the maximum marks.


Those aspirants who have passed their class 12 exams or have qualified any equivalent examination in the year 2013-2014 are eligible to appear in the 2015 JEE main. Even students who will be appearing for their class 12 exams in 2015 can sit for the JEE Main paper.

Marking Scheme

The syllabus of the JEE Main entrance exam consists of chapters that are already covered in NCERT textbooks of class 11th and 12th. Both the papers include Multiple Choice Questions for which there is only one correct answer out of the four given options. While there is no negative marking for any unanswered question, there is a deduction of ¼ of a mark for every wrong answer.

Important Dates

The offline exam for 2015 will be held on 4th of April and the online exam will be conducted on 10th and 11th of April.  Students can give only three attempts for the Main exam.

In order to appear for the IIT JEE Main test, aspirants are required to apply online through the official website The JEE Main secretariat has its centres all over India to assist students in filling the application form meticulously without charging anything for it. Students can find the list of such institutes on the official site.

Having know-how about the details of the JEE Main pattern 2015 will help students in cracking the exam easily. Besides this, confidence and faith in oneself always helps. Students can opt for JEE Main online test series offered by various e-learning portals to bolster their preparation and nail the exam successfully. Test series facilitate students with the option to take up chapter-wise and syllabus-wise tests as per their preparation level. Candidates can get an in-depth evaluation of their results which helps them to know their standing as compared to their peers.

In order to ace the exam, students should keep the JEE Main pattern 2015 in mind while preparing for the same. Also, they should be well-versed with the study material and keep themselves away from any kind of anxieties and tensions.

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