Joint Entrance Examination – Main 2023
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About JEE Main Exam

NTA has released the JEE Main Schedule 2023 and notification on the official website. Candidates are requested to keep checking JEE Main official website to avoid missing out on any important JEE Main 2023 notifications. 

JEE Main is one of the premier engineering examinations in India. Lakhs of candidates from across the country apply for JEE Main to have a shot at studying in one of the prestigious educational institutes in India. NTA conducts this national-level entrance exam for admission into Engineering (B.E./B.Tech) and Architecture (B.Arch/B.Plan) courses in the top CFTIs, like the NITs, IIITs, and SFIs, State Engineering Colleges of the participating states, and other JEE Main participating institutions.

JEE Main 2023 Highlights
Exam Name JEE Main
Full Form Joint Entrance Examination Main
Exam Level National
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Category Undergraduate
Mode of Application Online
Frequency Two times a year (June and July)
Official Website
Medium of Question Paper English, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odiya, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, and Urdu
Helpline Number Phone: 097080 44044097087 22200

National Testing Agency (NTA) has been developed as an autonomous, specialist, and self-sustained testing organization responsible for conducting entrance examinations for admission to top educational institutions. The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India, and is accountable for conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) since 2019. In addition, JEE Main examination is conducted for two individual papers, where Paper 1 is for Engineering (B.E./ B.Tech) courses, and Paper 2 is for Architecture (B.Arch/B.Plan).

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JEE Main 2023 Courses Offered

Clearing JEE Main 2023 will help students pursue engineering degree programs in various engineering colleges. For IITs, after JEE Main, a candidate must clear JEE Advanced to be eligible for admission. For other colleges such as the NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs, including various other institutions, JEE Main 2023 scores and Class 12 board marks are the educational criterion for admission. The table below shows the important courses offered through this exam. Specializations under each of these courses vary among colleges.

JEE Main 2023 Courses Offered
Streams Courses
Engineering B.E.
Architecture B.Arch

JEE Main 2023: Changes Introduced

  • The registration cost for JEE Main 2023 has increased due to NTA. The JEE Main 2023 fee is 1,000 INR for general male candidates and 800 INR for female candidates.
  • There have also been modifications made to the JEE Main 2023 eligibility requirements. The authorities reinstated the 75% requirement for admission to NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs.
  • Additionally, there are fewer exam centres overall in India. Now, 399 Indian locations will administer the JEE Main 2023 exam.
  • Further, candidates must obliquely state that they are minors on the JEE Main 2023 application form by omitting the word "minor" in the parenthetical.
  • The NTA has said that when the candidate selects "Passing year" as 2021 with "School Board" as TamilNadu State Board of School Examination (Sec.), the Result Mode field will be disabled, and the associated fields for Marks/CGPA will be invisible. 
  • This is because no exams were held for the 2021 batch of Class 10 candidates from the Tamil Nadu State Board.

JEE Main 2023 Exam Date

JEE Main 2023 exam will be conducted in two sessions. First, JEE Main 2023 session 1 exam was conducted successfully on Jan 24, 25, 28 (2nd shift only), 29, 30, 31, and Feb 1, 2023. JEE Main 2023 session 1 exam result was declared on Feb 6, 2023.

In comparison, JEE Main 2023 session 2 exam will be conducted from Apr 6 - Apr 12, 2023. JEE Main exam date schedule for the upcoming Session of JEE Main 2023 has been mentioned in the tabular below.

JEE Main 2023 Exam Dates
Important Events Session 1 Dates Session 2 Dates
Application Form Start Date Dec 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2023
Application Form Last Date Jan 12, 2023 Mar 12, 2023
Application Form Reopened Dates Jan 2023 Mar 2023
Correction Window Jan 13 - Jan 14, 2023 Mar 2023
Advance Exam City Intimation Slip Release Jan 18, 2023 Mar 2023 - Third Week
Admit Card Availability
  • Day 1: Jan 21, 2023
  • Day 2: Jan 23, 2023
  • Day 3, 4 & 5: Jan 27, 2023
  • Day 6 & 7: Jan 29, 2023 
Mar 2023
JEE Main Exam Date 2023 Jan 24, 25, 28 (2nd shift only), 29, 30, 31 and Feb 1 2023. Apr 6 - Apr 12, 2022
JEE Main Provisional Answer Key Feb 3, 2023 Apr 2023
JEE Main Objection Window Feb 4, 2023 Apr 2023
JEE Main Provisional Final Answer Key Feb 5, 2023 Apr 2023
Results Announcement
  • Paper 1: Feb 6, 2023
May 2023

Read More: JEE Main Information Brochure

JEE Main 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates planning to write JEE Main 2023 must make sure they fulfil the JEE Main eligibility criteria 2023 requirements by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The essential JEE Main 2023 eligibility requirement for all candidates is to have passed Class 10 and 12 examinations or the equivalent. In addition, the other aspects of the eligibility criteria are listed below. Also, candidates can check JEE Main Number of Attempts 2023.

  • Age Limit: NTA does not specify an age limit for the candidates willing to appear for JEE Main 2023 exam. However, each candidate must understand that most participating colleges, such as the IITs, NITs, GFTIs, etc., have prescribed age limits. Details regarding the same will be made available in the information brochure for JEE Main 2023. It is important to plan one's attempts accordingly.
  • Educational Qualifications: The candidates who have passed 10+2 or any other equivalent examination in 2021 or 2020 or are appearing in 2023 from a recognized educational board are eligible to appear for JEE Main 2023.
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Admission to NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs Participating through the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB)

The following are the JEE Main educational requirements for candidates seeking admission in B.E, B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Plan courses across the various participating NITs, IIITs and GFTIs through the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB).

For B.E./B.Tech

  • The candidates must have passed 10+2 or any other equivalent examination with Mathematics and Physics as mandatory subjects, along with one among the following subjects - Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects, with a minimum of 75% marks for general category candidates and 65% for SC/ST category candidates from a recognized educational board.

For B.Arch

  • JEE Main eligibility criteria for B.Arch have been relaxed for the current academic Session. The candidates were earlier required to score a minimum of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, combined. However, for JEE Main Session 2023-2024, the aggregate is relaxed to 'just pass' 12th Class with PCM subjects/10+3 diploma in Mathematics or the aforementioned subject combination.

JEE Main 2023 Reservation

As per the rules laid out by the Government of India, a fixed percentage of seats is reserved for specific categories. JEE Main applicants who belong to these categories are also given several relaxations in age and marks scored in the qualifying examination.

JEE Main Reservation
Categories JEE Main Reservation Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
OBC NCL with family annual income < Rs. 8 lakh 27%
General Economically Weaker Section (General- EWS)  10%
A person with Disabilities (PwD) (Within Every Category) 5%

Availing of the relaxation for the above categories of students is subject to the verification of the relevant documents and certificates at the time of JEE Main application 2023 and JEE Main 2023 counselling.

Read More: JEE Main Reservation Criteria 2023

Provisions for Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

JEE Main applicants must specify the type and percentage of their disability accurately in the online form for JEE Main 2023.

  • Scribe/Reader: JEE Main 2023 applicants who have a disability that exceeds the 39% mark have the discretion of opting for a scribe or a reader. Candidates may submit the request to the JEE Main exam centre superintendent for the same.
  • Essentials for Reader or Scribe: Once the request is made, JEE Main centre superintendent will identify the scribe/reader. The candidate would be permitted to meet the scribe one day before to JEE Main 2023 examination to verify the scribe's suitability.

JEE Main 2023 Admit Card

NTA released JEE Main admit card 2023 for exam scheduled from Jan 24 - Jan 30, 2023. In addition, JEE Main 2023 admit card for exams scheduled on Jan 31 and Feb 1, 2023, are available for download on the official website - Candidates are required to download the same from the official website of NTA.

Those who cannot access JEE Main 2023 hall ticket from the official website for any reason can approach the provided helpline numbers from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

JEE Main 2023 Helpline Number: 0120-6895200

How to Download JEE Main 2023 Admit Card?

JEE Main hall ticket will not be sent to any candidate's residence. Instead, JEE Main admit card 2023 has to be downloaded from NTA JEE Main official website once it has been released. The candidates can download the JEE Main admit card by following the steps given below:

  • Step 1: Candidates must go to the NTA JEE Main's official website.
  • Step 2: Find the "Download Admit Card" link on the homepage, and click on it.
  • Step 3: The candidates will now be directed to a login link.
  • Step 4: They must enter their Application Numbers, Date of Birth, Password, and Security Pin correctly.
  • Step 5: The candidates can now view and download their JEE Main 2023 hall tickets.
  • Step 6: Cross-check all the details on the admit card before downloading it.

Details Provided in JEE Main 2023 Admit Card

Candidates can find the below-mentioned details on their JEE Main admit card 2023.

  • Applicant’s Name
  • Application Number
  • Roll Number
  • Course Name
  • Gender
  • State of Eligibility
  • PwD Status
  • Test City
  • Time of Examination (Paper-I / Paper-II / Paper-III)
  • Father's Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Category
  • Candidate's Signature and Photograph
  • Centre Code
  • Date of Examination
  • Candidate’s Parent's Signature
  • Important Instructions

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Documents to be Carried Along with JEE Main 2023 Admit Card

JEE Main exam day, the candidate must carry JEE Main 2023 Admit Card. However, other documents are to be carried. A candidate may also be asked to show a government-issued photo ID as valid proof of identity. To be considered admissible to the centre on JEE Main exam date 2023, the candidates must bring the below-listed documents to the venue.

  • A Government-issued photo ID (Aadhar Card, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID)
  • A recent passport-size photograph
  • PwD Certificate

JEE Main 2023 Self Declaration

The candidates must complete and carry the self-declaration form on the day of the JEE Main examination. The JEE Main Self Declaration form is printed on JEE Main admit card's first page, which contains the details of the candidate's health status and travel history. The candidates are required to declare the following,

  • Details of any symptoms of cough, fever, breathlessness, sore throat, runny nose, or body ache in the last 14 days.
  • Information regarding any contact with a COVID-19-positive person in the last 14 days.
  • Information regarding any travel history in the last 14 days.

JEE Main 2023 Exam Centres

JEE Main 2023 exam city intimation slip for session 1 was released on Jan 18, 2023. Candidates who have registered for JEE Main 2023 exam can download the advance city intimation slip from the official website using their login credentials generated at the time of registration.

JEE Main 2023 exam will be conducted in a total of 501 Indian, and 25 foreign cities as NTA added 15 foreign cities as JEE Main exam centres. These foreign cities include the following.

JEE Main 2023 Foreign Exam Centres
Country City City Code
Bahrain Manama ZZ01
Sri Lanka Colombo ZZ02
Qatar Doha ZZ03
UAE Dubai ZZ04
Indonesia Jakarta ZZ13
Nepal Kathmandu ZZ05
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur ZZ11
Kuwait Kuwait City ZZ10
Nigeria Lagos/Abuja ZZ12
Oman Muscat ZZ06
Saudi Arabia Riyadh ZZ07
UAE Sharjah ZZ08
Singapore Singapore ZZ09
Australia Canberra ZZ14
Austria Vienna ZZ15
Brazil Brasilia ZZ16
Canada Ottawa ZZ17
China Beijing ZZ18
Hong Kong Hong Kong ZZ19
Mauritius Port Luis ZZ20
Russia Moscow ZZ21
South Africa Cape Town ZZ22
Thailand Bangkok ZZ23
USA Washington D.C. ZZ24
Vietnam Hanoi ZZ25

JEE Main 2023 exam centres are based in all the major cities across India. However, the candidates may choose up to JEE Main 4 centres where they would prefer to take JEE Main 2023 exam. NTA will make the best efforts to allocate JEE Main exam centre 2023 in the order of preference. NTA has introduced 3 more test centres, which are based in India (Kargil, Ladakh), and overseas, at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Abuja/ Lagos in Nigeria. 

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JEE Main 2023 Exam Practice Centres

To help students prepare for JEE Main 2023 exam, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has set up a network of Exam Practice Centres all over India. Students can get familiar with the Computer-Based Exam Mode by practising at exam practice centres. There will be experienced, qualified, and professional Nodal officers and staff to help the candidates clear their doubts.

JEE Main 2023 Exam Pattern

Being thorough with JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 shall give the candidate a strategic advantage. Given below are the various modes in which JEE Main 2023 will be conducted for different JEE Main courses:

JEE Main 2023 Exam Pattern Specifications
Course/ Programme Test Type/ Subjects Included
B.E./ B.Tech. Online, as a computer-based test
B.Arch. Part-I: Mathematics and Part-II: Aptitude Test in Online mode, i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Part-III: Drawing Test in Offline mode, i.e., Pen & Paper Based (PBT)
B.Planning Part-I: Mathematics, Part-II: Aptitude Test, and Part-III: Planning-Based Questions in Computer-based Test (CBT) mode only

Some of the important facts relevant to JEE Main Exam Pattern 2023 are given below,

  • Question Type: The first and the second paper will have various Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Drawing is a subjective type of paper.
  • Topics: JEE Main Question Paper 2023 will comprise the following topics:
    • Paper-I: Physics, Chemistry, and MathematPaper IIr-II: Aptitude Test, Mathematics, and Drawing
  • Duration: The candidates will be given 180 minutes to solve the entire JEE Main 2023 question paper.
  • Marking Scheme: Four marks will be awarded for every correct answer, and one mark will be deducted for incorrect answers. For drawing, two questions will be asked for 100 marks.
  • Alternative Section: JEE Main new pattern has been introduced in JEE Main 2023 exam; there will be no negative marking in the additional 15 alternative questions. All candidates must attempt 75 questions out of 90, which can be further identified as 25 out of the 30 in each section, i.e., Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Language: NTA JEE Main 2023 can now be attempted in 13 different languages, including English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odiya, and Urdu.
  • No. of Attempts: The latest information from the ministry suggests that in 2023, NTA JEE Main might return to the usual practice of having two attempts per year instead of four attempts in 2021. The agency, however, is yet to release official confirmation regarding the same.
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Section-wise Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2023 Paper-I (Revised)

Each subject will have two sections. Section A will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs), and Section B will contain questions with numerical values as answers. In Section B, candidates will be required to answer any five questions out of 10. Incorrectly attempted questions in section B will lead to negative markings according to the revised marking scheme.


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