JEE Main

JEE Main 2022

JEE Main 2022 dates have been announced by NTA (National Talent Academy) on Feb 21, 2022. The JEE Main 2022 registration will officially begin on Feb 28, 2022. All JEE Main related official communications are published online on NTA’s official site or This time the NTA authorities have come up with a significant change. They have decided to conduct JEE Main 2022 in 2 attempts instead of the earlier norm of 4 attempts. The JEE Main 2022 exam is planned for April and May. 

Please feel free to scroll below to obtain more resources for JEE Main 2022. We have covered details about JEE Main eligibility criteria, JEE Main exam dates, JEE Main exam pattern, JEE Main application form, JEE Main syllabus etc. Also, find answers to common queries and keep yourself posted about essential updates of JEE Main 2022. 

Introduction to the Exam:

The Joint Entrance Exam is an assessment examination in India conducted by National Talent Academy (NTA) for students aspiring for admission to the country’s most prestigious engineering and architectural colleges. Every year, students appear for this examination in large numbers. This national level exam is conducted in two different phases – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. 

The admission procedures commence with JEE Main. Clearing JEE main is the stepping stone for admission to the top colleges and institutions, including 31 NITs, 27 GFTIs, 23 IITs, and 18 other CFTIs spread across the country. In addition, students who have cleared JEE Main become eligible to appear for the JEE advance examination. The JEE Main entrance exam is one of the most challenging examinations and requires hard work and determination. 

Students who have cleared Class XII in Mar’2021 or are appearing for the 2022 board examinations would be eligible to apply for JEE Main 2022. 

JEE Main 2022 Highlights

For IIT Aspirants, merely clearing the JEE Main 2022 examination is not enough. Scoring top ranks is also very critical because the seats in the institutes of choice are available based on the % score of the candidates. 

Essential highlights about JEE Main Examination are mentioned in the table below: 

Details JEE Main Paper 1 JEE Main Paper 2
Exam Name Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main
Courses B.E. / B. Tech B. Arch and B. Planning
Mode of Exam Computed Based Test (CBT) Computed Based Test;

Pen and paper test for Drawing section in B. Arch

Time duration of Exam 3 hrs 3 hrs (3.5 hrs for both – B. Arch and B. Planning)
Total Exam Marks 300 marks 400 marks
Total Questions Asked

Total Questions to be Answered

90 questions

75 questions

B. Arch – 82 questions;

B. Planning- 105

B. Arch – 77 questions;

B. Planning – 100 questions

Exam Mark Scheme +4 for each correct answer;

-1 for each incorrect MCQ;

-1 for each incorrect MCQs

Unattempted questions – 0 marks

+4 for each correct response;

-1 for each incorrect MCQ;

-1 for each incorrect MCQs

Unattempted questions – 0 marks

+50 for each Drawing Question

Medium of paper English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Urdu, and Telugu. 
Helpline & Contact Details NTA Telephone Number: 0120-6895200 NTA 

Email ID: 

and write at JEE (Main) Query Redressal System (QRS) 

NTA Helpline: 8178359845 | 8287471852 | 9650173668 | 9599676953 | 8287471852

Official Website

JEE Main 2022 Exam Dates

This year’s JEE Main examination has been delayed due to the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and elections in five Indian states. The official notification is now out on, and the online applications have commenced. 

The table below highlights the key events of JEE Main 2022. The dates help with a good roadmap of events that one needs to keep a tab of in the chronology of events in JEE Main examination.

JEE Main 2022 Exam Dates – Session 1 (April 2022)

Events JEE Main 2022 Exam Dates – Session 1 (April)
Release of Notification 4th week of February 2022
Starting of the Registration process 4th week of February 2022
Last date of form submission 2nd week of March 2022
Application Correction  3rd week of March 2022
Admit card availability 4th week of March 2022
JEE Main Exam Date April 2022
Release of Answer key 4th week of April 2022
Result Declaration date 1st week of May 2022
Counselling 4th week of May 2022

JEE Main 2022 Exam Dates – Session 2 (May 2022)

Events JEE Main 2022 Exam Dates – Session 2 (May)
Release of Notification 4th week of March 2022
Starting of the Registration process 4th week of March 2022
Last date of form submission 2nd week of April 2022
Application Correction  3rd week of April 2022
Admit card availability 4th week of April 2022
JEE Main Exam Date May 2022
Release of Answer key 4th week of May 2022
Result Declaration date 1st week of June 2022
Counselling 4th week of June 2022

JEE Main aspirants must keep a tab on the registration form dates to ensure no missed deadlines. As the exam dates come near, students may focus on solving all JEE Main Question Papers, JEE Advanced Question Papers, using JEE Main revision notes, and practising the JEE Main Sample Papers available on Extramarks. 

What’s New in JEE Main 2022

The information and brochure details for the exam have been published on the official NTA website. Considering the COVID-19 and elections across a few states in India, the number of JEE Main 2022 attempts has decreased to two from earlier year norms of four attempts.

However, the exam pattern, syllabus and other criteria will remain as per previous years. For notifications and information about JEE Main 2022 dates and other updates, stay tuned via the Extramarks website and the official NTA website.

JEE Main 2022 Syllabus:

The JEE Main 2022 syllabus has not been impacted by the 30% reduction in the CBSE class 11 and 12 reductions. You can check the complete JEE Main syllabus on our Extramarks website. The same is also released along with the official exam and related information at

Core subjects for B.E. / B.Tech




  • Heat & Thermodynamics
  • Ray Optics
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Semiconductors
  • Error & Instrument Analysis
  • Gravitation
  • Wave Optics
  • Photoelectric Effect
  • Oscillations
  • Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current
  • Rotation
  • Kinematics
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity & Capacitors
  • Properties of Matter
  • Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism
  • Bohr’s Atomic Model
  • Waves & Sound
  • Atomic Structure
  • Gaseous & Liquid State
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Nuclear & Surface Chemistry
  • Chemical Bonding
  • d-Block Elements
  • Coordination Compound
  • Alkyl Halides
  • Aromatic Compounds
  • Thermodynamics
  • p-Block Elements
  • General Organic Chemistry
  • Isomerism
  • Aldehydes and Ketones
  • Carboxylic Acids & Its Derivatives
  • 3-Dimensional Geometry
  • Vectors
  • Determinant & Matrices
  • Sequence & Series
  • Straight Line
  • Circle
  • Probability Distribution (Binomial + Mean & Variance)
  • Definite Integral & Area Under the Curve
  • Limits, Continuity & Differentiability
  • Functions
  • Application of Derivatives
  • Conic Sections
  • Complex Number
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Binomial Theorem & M. I.

Subjects For B. Arch and B. Planning 

Mathematics Refer above section for Mathematics topics
  • Surfaces and Objects – Association with Architecture and Building Elements. 
  • Understanding and Familiarisation with diverse structures and buildings, places, materials and people. 
  • Visualisation skills for multiple sides of 3D objects.
  • Skills to transform 2D drawings into 3D objects. 
  • Mental aptitude and capability for analytical and reasoning application.
  • Drawing and structure for geometrical or dynamic shapes.
  • 3D perception: Analysing and developing concepts about scale and object proportions, building structures & components, shading surface, agreement, and complexity.
Drawing Test
  • Landscape scene sketches, memory-based drawing activity. 1) Urbanscape including markets, monuments, streets, public recreational spaces, buildings, etc. 2) Landscape including jungles, gardens, riverfronts, trees, etc.
  • Making two dimensional and three-dimensional pieces utilising given shapes and structures.
  • General Awareness about prominent cities, government programs/schemes, development issues, etc. 
  • Critical thinking, Comprehension, Analytical skills, Map reading skills, Graphs, Charts, Simple statistics etc. 
  • The idea of nationalism, nationalism in India, pre-modern world, 19th -century global economy, colonialism, and colonial cities, industrialisation

JEE Main Exam Pattern:

Paper Subjects Type/Number of Questions Mode of Exam
Paper 1: B.E. / B. Tech Part 1: Mathematics 20 MCQ and 10 Numerical Value Computer Based Test (CBT)
Part 2: Physics 20 MCQ and 10 Numerical Value
Part 3: Chemistry 20 MCQ and 10 Numerical Value
Paper 2A: B. Arch Part 1: Mathematics 20 MCQ and 10 Numerical Value Computer Based Test (CBT)
Part 2: Aptitude Test 50 MCQ
Part 3: Drawing Test 2 Questions To be attempted on the drawing sheet
Paper 2B: B. Plan Part 1: Mathematics 20 MCQ and 10 Numerical Value Computer Based Test (CBT)
Part 2: Aptitude Test 50 MCQ
Part 3: Planning Test MCQ

JEE Main Paper 1: B.E. / B. Tech exam tests the overall skills developed during classes 11th and 12th, and the spread are as follows:

Subject Questions from 11th Questions from 12th Total Questions Total Marks
Mathematics 16 14 30 100
Physics 13 17 30 100
Chemistry 10 20 30 100
Grand Total 39 51 90 300

Thus, students should carefully go through both the 11th and 12th class curriculum. In addition, they should follow the exam pattern carefully to prepare a successful study plan which helps them perform well and achieve the best results. 

JEE Main 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Following criteria are applicable for eligibility for JEE Main exams:

Type Criteria
JEE Main 2022 age limit There is no upper age limit to appear for the exam
Qualifying Examination Students must be appearing/have appeared/cleared the 10+2 or its equivalent exam from any recognised Board. 

Example: Students willing to appear for the entrance exam in 2022 must-have cleared 12th exams in 2020, 2021, or will be appearing in 2022.

Subjects cleared in 10+2 or equivalent. Students should have studied a minimum of 5 subjects – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology/ Technical Vocational Subject, Language and any other subject
12th Standard –  % Aggregate marks

For General Category

Candidates should score a minimum of 75% in the 12th standard exam for admission. For B. Arch admissions, the minimum percentage is 50%.

For the previous 2 years, the minimum criteria of 75% marks have been relaxed due to COVID-19. As a result, candidates who qualified class twelve or equivalent were eligible.

12th Standard –  % Aggregate marks

For SC/ST/PWD category

Students should score a minimum of 65% in aggregate in the 10+2 examination.
Number of attempts All aspirants can appear two times a year. In addition, students can appear for JEE Main for three years consecutively. 
Nationality Indian nationals, Overseas citizens of India, Persons of Indian Origin and foreign national candidates are eligible, provided they have all valid category certificates.  

JEE Main Participating Institutions

The entire list of all participating institutes/colleges will be released on the official NTA website after completing the exam. Students can select the institute based on their merit, ranks and cutoff released for JEE Main 2022.

Below is a complete list of institutes from the earlier year.

International Institute of Technology (IITs) Centrally Funded Technical Institutes CIFTs National Institute of Technology (NITs)
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Kota, Rajasthan
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati, Assam
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Kalyani, West Bengal
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Kilohrad, Sonepat, Haryana
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Una, Himachal Pradesh
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Vadodara, Gujarat
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Jhalwa, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
  • Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam, Kerala
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Ranchi
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Nagpur
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Pune
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhagalpur
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhopal
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology Surat
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Agartala
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Raichur, Karnataka
  • Assam University, Silchar
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
  • Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
  • Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi
  • Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management-Ahmedabad
  • Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur, (C.G.)
  • J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, Department of Electronics & Communication, University of Allahabad- Allahabad
  • National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad (Maharashtra)
  • National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi
  • Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Mizoram University, Aizawl
  • School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napalm, Tezpur
  • School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal
  • School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
  • School of Planning & Architecture: Vijayawada
  • Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  • HNB Garhwal University Srinagar (Garhwal)
  • International Institute of Information Technology, Naya Raipur
  • University of Hyderabad
  • Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  • International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • Central Institute of Technology Kokrajar, Assam
  • Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry
  • Ghani Khan Choudhary Institute of Engineering and Technology, Malda, West Bengal
  • Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan
  • National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Sonipat, Haryana
  • Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
  • Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
  • Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
  • National Institute of Technology, Agartala
  • National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh
  • National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut
  • National Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
  • National Institute of Technology, Goa
  • National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur
  • National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur
  • National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
  • National Institute of Technology, Manipur
  • National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya
  • National Institute of Technology, Mizoram
  • National Institute of Technology, Nagaland
  • National Institute of Technology, Patna
  • National Institute of Technology, Puducherry
  • National Institute of Technology, Raipur
  • National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
  • National Institute of Technology, Sikkim
  • National Institute of Technology, Silchar
  • National Institute of Technology, Srinagar
  • National Institute of Technology, Surathkal
  • National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
  • National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand
  • National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat
  • Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

JEE Main 2022 Application:

JEE Main application form starts from _______ and will close on __________. Eligible Candidates can access the form from the official website of NTA and will be required to fill in the application form. 

Please refer to the following guidelines for filling the application form:

  1. Candidates should check their eligibility by going through the eligibility criteria.
  2. If eligible, candidates should fill out the application form online before the deadline.  
  3. The overall application procedure consists of the following steps – New Registration, online application form filling with personal, educational details, parental income, the language of test, etc., uploading documents, payment of application fee, etc.
  4. Upload scanned photographs of the candidate’s image and signature.
  5. Pay the application fee via Internet banking / online payment to complete the application form.
  6. Check all details correctly, and then submit your form. 
  7. All the information provided by the candidate for the registration should be accurate; otherwise, it might cause rejection of the form.
  8. Students who may have made errors while filling and submitting the form may be given the option of correction later. 
  9. Download and save the application form for future reference

Documents required for JEE Main 2022 Registration:

For filling out the application form, students should have the following list of documents with them: 

  • Scanned photographs of the candidate’s image and a clear signature on a white background.
  • Caste certificates – only required for candidates belonging to reserved category. 
  • PWD certificate – In case applicable.
  • Debit card/ bank details for payment of application fee. 
  • Softcopies of Aadhaar card, Bank passbook, Ration card, etc. 

If a candidate forgets the application password, the steps mentioned below must be followed:

  • Visit the website
  • Click on the ‘Forgot Password’ link
  • Candidates must fill out their application number and date of birth.
  • The hyperlink generates a brand-new password. It can be sent to the registered email of the applicants. 
  • It is necessary to save the password for future reference. 

In case a candidate forgets the application number, the steps mentioned below must be followed. 

  • Candidates should verify their email or phone number on the form. A message will be sent which includes the JEE application number. OR
  • The printout of the form should be checked for the application number. OR
  • Contact the NTA authorities to know your application number.

JEE Main Application Fees:

JEE Main Exam Paper (s) Options General/OBC SC/ST/PWD
JEE Mains 2022 Exam Centres in India
JEE Paper I or Paper II INR 650 (Boys)

INR 325(Girls)

INR 325 (Boys)

INR 325 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper I, Paper-II INR 1300 (Boys)

INR 650 (Girls)

INR 650 (Boys)

INR 650 (Boys)

JEE Mains 2022 Exam Centres Outside India
JEE Main Paper I or Paper II INR 3000 (Boys)

INR 1500 (Girls)

INR 3000 (Boys)

INR 1500 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper I, Paper-II INR 6000 (Boys)

INR 3000 (Girls)

INR 3000 (Boys)

INR 3000 (Girls)

JEE Main 2022 Application Form Correction:

JEE applicants can make corrections in the specific fields in their application form through the  JEE Main application form correction window in case of any discrepancies in the application form. 

Some of the details that can be modified:

  • Personal Details: This can be used to rectify spelling errors in personal details.
  • Academic Details: Helps update the academic details or make any changes.
  • Paper Change: Applicants who want to switch from Paper 1 to Paper 2 or vice versa, can do so through the window. Additionally, they can choose both papers but must make the payment for the balance amount.
  • Category Change: Applicants may modify their category in the application form. If they change the category from reserved to general, a modification fee must be paid. Also, they can change the category from general to reserved, but no amount will be reimbursed for the same.
  • Language Change: The linguistic medium of the examination can be changed.
  • Other Changes: Applicants can change their Name, Date of Birth, and Eligibility details.

JEE Main 2022 Admit Card

The NTA will release the Admit Card 15 days before the date of the examination. Admit cards can be downloaded online from the official website of JEE The Admit card carries details about the date and time of the exam, exam centre, candidate’s info like name, image, signature, and subjects of paper, which the candidate has selected to appear for. Details about the JEE Main entrance examination and instruction of COVID-19 may also be mentioned on the admit card. Any mistakes or discrepancies on the admit card should be notified to the NTA as soon as possible. 

JEE Main admit card will have the below details:

  • Name of Candidate
  • Father’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Category
  • State of Eligibility
  • Selected Paper / s 
  • Photograph and Signature of Candidate
  • Parent’s signature
  • JEE Main Application Number
  • JEE Main Exam 2022 Centre Name and Address
  • JEE Main Exam Date and Time (Shift)
  • JEE Main Roll Number

Candidates can look at more information below about downloading JEE Main admit card 2022.

  1. Log in to the official website
  2. Left-hand side, click on the tab “current events”.
  3. Under the tab, click on the link “Download Admit card 2022.”
  4. You should sign in using any of the following two ways.
    1. Using application number and password.
    2. Using application number and date of birth.
  5. Once you sign it, click on the link. The admit card will now be visible. 
  6. Check all details on the admit card properly and then download it. 
  7. Once downloaded, print the admit card for further use.

Candidates who cannot download their admit cards should contact the JEE helpline immediately. No candidate could appear for the examination without an admit card. 

Aadhar Card Possession:

The Aadhar card is a compulsory document for the JEE Main 2022 assessments. All the information on the application form must be correct and must be as per the Aadhar card. In case of discrepancies, the candidate will not be allowed to write down the examination. Candidates with any incorrect information or misprint on the Aadhar Card can get it corrected quickly before the last date to fill out the application form. According to JEE officers, candidates must get all the discrepancies fixed from the UIDAI or their respective colleges. 

Also, overseas applicants should have their passports as their eligibility will depend on the permanent address mentioned in the passport. 

IIT JEE Main 2022 Reservation Criteria

Category Reservation
Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) 27%
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.50%
Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability 3% horizontal
Female category (supernumerary) only in NITs 8 to 14 %
EWS (Supernumerary) 10%

Note: Reservation for institutes IIITs, NITs, and GFTIs will be based on the central list and not as per the state eligibility.

JEE Main Exam Centres 2022

Below is the total number of centres where examinations are conducted for JEE Main across India and outside India.

Particular Examination Centre Count
Total number of JEE Main Exam Cities in India 322
Total number of JEE Main Exam Cities Outside India 12
Total number of JEE Main Exam Centres for Paper 1  567 – B.Tech
Total number of JEE Main Exam Centres for Paper 2 345 for B.Arch

327 for B.Plan

Few countries/cities outside India where the JEE Main exams are conducted are Bahrain, Colombo, Doha, Dubai, Kathmandu, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Nigeria.

The exam centre allotted to the candidate appearing for the exam will be decided based on the centre requested while filling out the JEE application form. Candidates must fill four choices of exam centres, and the NTA will allot any one JEE exam centre from the four preferences given by the candidate. All details about the exam centre will be mentioned on the JEE admit card. Candidates can also change the city of appearing for the exam before the admit card is released; however, any changes will not be made once the hall ticket is released. 

JEE Main exam candidates should check their exam centres. The table below consists of all exam centres where the exam will be conducted per the schedule. It will help the students to make the right choice concerning the exam centres while filling out the online application form. 

JEE Main Preparation Best Books

Choosing the best reference books is a critical part of any exam preparation. While NCERTs books are primarily used for clearing the basic ideas, the JEE Main exams test candidates for their in-depth understanding and knowledge of each topic. Hence extra reference books are recommended for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics preparation. The table below enlists such important books one should refer to while preparing for JEE Main Examination:

Physics Chemistry Mathematics
  • Concepts of physics (Vol. 1 and 2) by H.C Verma
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker
  • Understanding Physics by D C Pandey (Arihant Publications)
  • Problems in General Physics by I.E Irodov
  • Understanding physics by Freedman and Young
  • Problems in physics by SS Krotov
  • Problems and solution of physics by Shashi Bhushan Tiwari
  • NCERT Textbooks
  • Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee
  • Organic Chemistry by O P Tandon
  • Concept of Physical Chemistry by P Bahadur
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee
  • Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd
  • Objective Mathematics by R D Sharma
  • Plane Trigonometry by S L Loney
  • The Elements of Coordinate Geometry by S L Loney
  • Algebra by Dr S K Goyal Arihant Publications
  • Play with Graphs by Amit M Agarwal
  • Differential Calculus by Amit M Agarwal
  • Integral Calculus by Amit M Agarwal
  • Complete Mathematics for JEE Main TMH

JEE Main Answer Key

The NTA releases the official answer sheet of JEE Main every year a few days after the JEE Main exam date. The answer sheet gets published on the official website. Candidates will access and download the pdf for free using their login details (application number and password/date of birth). The answer sheet will help the candidates to calculate their estimated scores. Follow these steps to download the answer key:

  1. Visit the official website.
  2. Click on the ‘Answer Key’ link.
  3. Enter your login details 
  4. The answer key 2022 will be displayed.
  5. Click on the download button to save the pdf file on your device. 

JEE Main 2022 Results

  • JEE Main Result contains scores, percentile and rank details.
  • Top 2,50,000 candidates from JEE Main exam will be eligible to participate in JEE Advanced 2022.
  • Students who attempted more than once, their best of all the attempted exam scores shall be considered for the preparation of rank list.

JEE Main 2022 Cut Off

The JEE Main cutoff depends on the number of candidates appearing for the exam, the number of seats available in institutions and universities, the difficulty level of the entrance exam, and past years’ cutoff trends. The cutoff for JEE Main is released in two forms: Qualifying cutoff and Admission Cut-off. 

The qualifying cutoff will be released when JEE Main 2022 is declared. However, it is the minimum mark a student must score to qualify for JEE Main 2022 and be eligible to participate in Advanced. 

The admission cut off is released separately. It is the minimum marks a student should score for admission to different institutes. The qualifying cutoff is mentioned in the table below for JEE Main 2021.

Category Cutoff (2021)












JEE Main 2022 – Preparation Tips and Do’s and Don’ts:

Students who aspire to appear for the JEE Main entrance examination face difficulty preparing for the boards and the entrance examination simultaneously. However, it might be difficult initially, but with consistency, innovative time planning, and persistence, a student can achieve their goal with flying colours. 

Tips and Do’s and Don’ts for JEE Main Preparation:

  1. Know the syllabus
  2. Understand the paper pattern
  3. Manage your time wisely
  4. Use best reference books
  5. Understand important concepts
  6. Practice mock tests/ Sample papers/ previous years’ question papers
  7. Be consistent and committed to the process.
  8. Always attempt the easy and medium level questions first as they have the same marks but consume less time.
  9. Do not get anxious while solving questions. If unable to solve a particular question, students must move on to the next one without wasting more time & energy on one question.

Those appearing for the upcoming entrance exams should focus on completing the syllabus and practising maximum questions. It is recommended that students start preparing for the JEE Main Exam well in advance. Starting early strengthens students’ memory and increases their grasping ability. In addition, the preparation time of two years allows students to concentrate on weaker sections and time management skills. 

Strategic Plan for JEE Main Exam – Section-wise Pointers

JEE Main is highly competitive. Therefore, candidates need to have smart preparation techniques and hard work and determination. Below are a few subject-wise approaches to assist students with their exam paper solving: 

    • Mathematics: For the last three years, the level of questions asked in the Mathematics section has been easy to moderate. Topics such as Vector 3D, Determinants, Matrices are a few high-scoring topics.
      • Students can score 45-50 marks if they attempt 20 Mathematics questions with 65% accuracy. And attempt integer questions vs single-choice questions. 
    • Physics: Physics has been the toughest subject for the last 4-5 years. The numerical questions of the Physics paper were usually from class eleven, whereas the concept-oriented questions came from class twelve. As a result, many questions were long and tricky. 
  • Chemistry: Chemistry has historically been easier and students have a higher chance of scoring high in this subject as compared to the other  two subjects. Organic and Inorganic section questions are usually based on the concepts and directly correlate with respective options. So, focus more on these sections first for getting more correct answers.  

Our expert team has analysed several past papers from the last ten years and have collated below tabular view for showing the important chapters and their weightage based on the number of questions asked and the associated marks.

Important chapters for Mathematics – Based on question numbers and marks

Chapters/ Topics Tentative 

No. of Questions



Coordinate Geometry 5 20
Limits, Continuity, and Differentiability 3 12
Integral Calculus 3 12
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equation 2 8
Three-Dimensional Geometry 2 8
Vector Algebra 2 8
Matrices and Determinants 2 8
Statistics and Probability 2 8
Statics and Dynamics 1 4
Permutations and Combinations 1 4
Binomial Theorem and Its Applications 1 4
Trigonometry 1 4
Mathematical Reasoning 1 4
Sequences and Series 1 4
Differential Equation 1 4
Sets, Relation and Function 1 4
Differential Calculus 1 4
TOTAL 30 120

Important chapters for Physics – Based on question numbers and marks

Chapters/ Topics Tentative 

No. of Questions



Modern Physics 5 20
Heat and Thermodynamics 3 12
Ray Optics 3 12
Electrostatics 3 12
Current Electricity 3 12
Magnetics 2 8
Work, Power and Energy 1 4
Unit, Dimension and Vector 1 4
Solids and Fluids 1 4
Kinematics 1 4
Centre of Mass, Impulse and Momentum 1 4
Rotation 1 4
Simple Harmonic Motion 1 4
Gravitation 1 4
Waves 1 4
Electromagnetics Induction; AC 1 4
Laws of Motion 1 4
TOTAL 30 120

Important chapters for Chemistry – Based on question numbers and marks

Chapters/ Topics Tentative 

No. of Questions



Periodic Table and Representative Elements 3 12
Transition Elements and Coordinate Chemistry 3 12
Chemical Bonding 2 8
Thermodynamics and Gaseous State 2 8
Atomic Structure 2 8
Nuclear Chemistry and Environment 2 8
Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium 2 8
Solid-State and Surface Chemistry 2 8
Chemical Kinetics 1 4
Mole Concept 1 4
Electrochemistry 1 4
Carbohydrates, Amino Acid and Polymers 1 4
Solution and Colligative Properties 1 4
General Organic Chemistry 1 4
Redox Reaction 1 4
Hydrocarbon 1 4
Alkyl Halides 1 4
Carboxylic Acid and Its Derivatives 1 4
Stereochemistry 1 4
Aromatic Compounds 1 4
TOTAL 30 120

Along with practising JEE Main past year papers, students can also gather and solve papers of other B.  Tech entrance exams conducted in India. JEE and other B. Tech courses entrance tests are very similar. So, solving various formats of question papers will help students get accustomed to a variety of questions and ultimately increase their knowledge and speed. 

JEE Main 2022 Mock Test 

Appearing for JEE Main mock tests is very important for any student because it aids in better examination preparedness. At Extramarks, we have provided mock tests for JEE Main which can be browsed from here. Students can refer to these mock tests articles and solve these tests. Our experts design the tests at Extramarks in the same format, syllabus, difficulty level, and pattern as the JEE exam. NTA also releases mock tests on its website. 

Solving and practising mock tests will help students understand the examination better and gauge their preparedness. In addition, it helps them analyse the paper pattern and know the weightage of each chapter. As a result, they can self-evaluate their mistakes and prepare better for the upcoming exams. 

JEE Main 2022 Counselling

Mode of Counselling is Online.

JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) conducts the JEE Main counselling along with the seat allotment process. The JoSAA counselling is held together with counselling for JEE Advanced. JoSSA counselling format consists of 6 general rounds followed by two mock sessions.

There is no separate registration or application fee for JEE Main counselling held by JoSSA.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. Is there any change in JEE Main 2022 syllabus?

No. The NTA has published the JEE Main brochure that includes the syllabus and all other details about the examination. The syllabus lists all the chapters on which questions will be asked in the exams. The syllabus also includes essential concepts and topics that should be given high priority during the Preparation of the exams. For JEE Main 2021, the MHRD announced a 30% reduction in CBSE class XI and XII portions. This led to changes in chapter weightage. However, there is no official announcement related to it for JEE Main 2022. Therefore, as of now, the syllabus for JEE 2022 remains the same. 

2. Will JEE Main 2022 be postponed?

This year the examination is delayed due to the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the assembly elections in five states. However, the official announcement from the National Testing Agency (NTA) is out now. The first session will be in April, and the second session in May. The candidates appearing for JEE 2022 are advised to check the official website to get the latest updates. 


3. How is the JEE Main exam different from the JEE Advanced?

The primary difference between the two is that JEE Main is the entrance exam for admission to IIITs, NITs and GFTIs, whereas JEE Advanced gives one admission in IIT institutes. JEE Main is the entry-level exam that has to be cleared before one gets selected for JEE Advanced. Candidates securing the top 2,50,000 ranks in JEE Main are qualified to apply for JEE Advanced.

The other difference is the complexity and difficulty level of questions in JEE Advanced is much higher and requires a thorough understanding of concepts. Also, no question has been repeated in JEE Advanced. Therefore, students can always depend on Extramarks for their preparation for JEE entrance examination. The solutions of the question papers provided by the experts at Extramarks are incredibly accurate with proper explanations. Moreover, the concepts are very well explained in easy language.

4. Is reading NCERT necessary for JEE?

Preparation for the JEE Main entrance examination is about getting the basics correct. The NCERT books will help get the basics of every subject cleared. JEE Main and Advanced question papers consist of several questions directly picked from the NCERT books. In addition, multiple-choice questions are often asked from the paragraph’s text. Hence, you are required to undergo the entire chapter very well to address those questions. 

Every chapter of the NCERT books has a summary on the last page. The summary could be very crucial when the exams are concerned. In summary, each critical topic is covered. It is the quality way to revise the complete chapter briefly. With the assistance of NCERT solutions, students can solve each problem in JEE and score top ranks. Also, it is far easier to quickly revise essential concepts with the summaries given in NCERT textbooks. 

The bottom line? NCERT books are amongst exceptional books for JEE Main. If you want to clear the JEE 2022, you can find helpful JEE preparation and study material, including NCERT solutions, at Extramarks.

5. Is the JEE Main exam online or offline?

 Many examinations have revamped the exam structure to their online mode. For example, JEE Main has been recently shifted to the online mode. This year as well, the exam will be conducted online only. 

The computer-based test has the following benefits: 

  • First, it is time-saving: In offline mode, students were required to fill the OMR sheet, whereas, in online mode, candidates just select the option on the screen and proceed to the next one.
  • Rectify errors: Online mode of the examination allows candidates to change their answers, whereas in the offline paper, the answer cannot be changed once it is marked.
  • Don’t miss out on any questions: The panel of different colours indicates the unanswered questions, answered questions, and questions marked for review. 

Except for the drawing paper for B. Arch, all the papers will be conducted online. 


6. Is there any difference in the syllabus for JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

 Yes, there is a difference in the syllabus between JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Below is a summary of a few of the topics that are included or excluded from JEE Advanced.

Subject JEE Advanced Syllabus

Topics excluded from JEE Main

JEE Advanced Syllabus

New topics included

Mathematics Mathematical Induction, Statistics, Sets, Mathematical reasoning Harmonic Progressions
Physics Magnetism and Matter, Semiconductors and Communication systems, Bulk modulus and modulus of rigidity, Diffraction, and Polarisation Bohr’s Model
Chemistry Hydrogen, Environmental Chemistry, F Block elements, and Chemistry in everyday life Normality and equivalent weight


7. What will be my rank if I score 300 in JEE Main?

JEE ranks are declared after the result is displayed for the final round. The rank in JEE Main depends on the number of candidates appearing for the exam,, the difficulty level of the exams, and past years cutoff trends, and thus may be difficult to predict. 

8. Is 75 percentile enough in JEE Main?

75 percentile is a good score. Many students will get admission to colleges with this score depending on the category. However, for getting into the top colleges in NITs and IIITs, students must score higher as top-tier colleges’ cutoff remains high.