Complete Guide Of JEE Mains

It is important to understand what is JEE and what are the two levels of this exam? What is the age limit, how to register for the exam, how are the marks split up and understanding college-level cut-off for admissions.

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a multiple choice questions engineering entrance examination conducted for admissions to various engineering colleges in India. There are two different examinations: JEE Mainsand JEE Advanced. Undergraduate courses are offered by IITs, NITs and IIITs and other government-funded technical institutes. Every year 11-12 lakhs of candidates aspire for these prestigious institutes out of which only 2 lakh candidates make through. Let’s get started with understanding a few important things related to JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.

What is the IIT JEE exam?

The full form of IIT JEEis Joint Entrance Exam For Engineering And Architecture Courses. These courses are offered by IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), NITs (National Institutes of Technologies) and other well-known colleges across India. There are three stages of this exam:

  1. Mains which is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency)
  2. Advanced
  3. AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test)

The Mains includes two phases: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is an online examination whereas Paper 2 is an offline examination. Paper 1 is conducted for the admission in B.E (Bachelor of Engineering) or B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) and Paper 2 is conducted for the admission in B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture) and B.Planning (Bachelor of Planning).

Candidates who miss out Mains counseling procedure may opt for Advanced which is conducted in online mode only. By attending Advanced examinations candidates can get admission for B.E courses in IITs and IIT Dhanbad. Even JEE Advanced will have two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 consisting of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics and AAT for Architecture

Marks split-up for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

As the exam dates are near, panicking is the most common observation seen in the candidates. It becomes easy if candidates are aware of their syllabus and the chapter-wise cutoff for all the subjects.

Following is the table explaining subject-wise marks split up for JEE Mains:

  • Physics
Important chapters Weightage
Mechanics, electricity and magnetism 40%
Basics of vectors, units and dimensions 5%
Newton’s law of motion and kinematics 5%
Electrostatics 5-7%
Nuclear Physics 7-8%
Modern Physics 15%
Semiconductors and electronics devices 5%
Optics 15%
  • Chemistry
Important chapters Weightage
Physical chemistry 35%
Inorganic chemistry 30%
Organic chemistry 35%
  • Mathematics
Important chapters Weightage
Integration 8%
Probability and statistics 7%
Derivatives, limits, and continuity 7%
Parabola and trigonometric ratios 6%
3-D geometry 5-6%
Theory of equations 5%
Vector algebra 5%
Complex numbers 5%
Sequence and series 5%
Matrices and determinants 4%

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