JEE Main : Simple and Valuable Guidebook for 2022

JEE EXAM which is called as Joint Entrance Examination is an all-India engineering entrance examination conducted with the sole purpose of admission to different engineering colleges in India.


The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi has introduced this National Level Entrance Examination known as Joint Entrance Examination, for admission to various engineering colleges in India.


This examination was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. From 2019, the responsibility of the conduction of the examination was vested to National Testing Agency (NTA).


The examination comprises of two phases- JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. JEE Mains was replaced by the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and JEE Advanced was replaced by IIT-JEE Entrance Exam. The main aim of this exam was to reduce the strain of the students for appearing in multiple entrance exams.


Every year more than 25,000 engineering and architecture seats are filled through the score of the JEE Exam.


The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) conducts the joint admission process for different campuses based on the rank obtained by the students in JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. Following are the list of different campuses:


  •  23 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
  • 32 National Institute of Technology (NIT)
  • 18 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)
  • 19 Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)



JEE MAIN: 23 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)


Abbreviation Establishment State NIFR Rank

No of Seats

IIT Madras IITM 1959 Tamil Nadu 1 505
IIT Delhi IITD 1961 Delhi 2 799
IIT Bombay IITB 1958 Maharashtra 3 778
IIT Kanpur IITK 1959 Uttar Pradesh 4 690
IIT Kharagpur IITKGP 1951 West Bengal 5 713
IIT Roorkee IITR 2001 Uttarakhand 6 879
IIT Guwahati IITG 1994 Assam 7 702
IIT Hyderabad IITH 2008 Telangana 8 294
IIT Indore IITI 2009 Madhya Pradesh 10 275
IIT BHU (Varanasi) IIT (BHU) 2012 Uttar Pradesh 11 876
IIT Dhanbad IIT (ISM) 2016 Jharkhand 12 919
IIT Bhubaneswar IITBBS 2008 Odisha 22 273
IIT Gandhinagar IITGN 2008 Gujarat 24 194
IIT Ropar IITRPR 2008 Punjab 25 297
IIT Patna IITP 2008 Bihar 26 250
IIT Mandi IITMandi 2009 Himachal Pradesh 31 200
IIT Jodhpur IITJ 2008 Rajasthan 53 247
IIT Tirupati IITTP 2015 Andhra Pradesh Not Ranked 180
IIT Bhilai IITBH 2016 Chhattisgarh Not Ranked 126
IIT Goa IIT Goa 2016 Goa Not Ranked 97
IIT Jammu IIT JMU 2016 Jammu & Kashmir Not Ranked 154
IIT Dharwad IITDH 2016 Karnataka Not Ranked 126
IIT Palakkad IITPKD 2015 Kerala Not Ranked 260




JEE MAIN: 31 National Institute of Technology


Abbreviation Founded State MHRD Rank

No of Seats

NIT Trichy NITT 1964 Tamil Nadu 9 785
NIT Karnataka NITK 1960 Karnataka 13 782
NIT Rourkela NITR 1961 Uttarakhand 16 747
NIT Warangal NITW 1959 Telangana 19 817
NIT Calicut NITC 1961 Kerala 23 909
NIT Nagpur VNIT 1960 Maharashtra 27 871
NIT Jaipur MNIT 1963 Rajasthan 35 677
NIT Kurukshetra NITKKR 1963 Haryana 40 862
NIT Silchar NITS 1967 Assam 46 688
NIT Durgapur NITDGP 1960 West Bengal 47 700
NIT Allahabad MNNIT 1961 Uttar Pradesh 48 878
NIT Jalandhar NITJ 1987 Punjab 52 807
NIT Surat SVNIT 1961 Gujarat 54 719
NIT Meghalaya NITM 2010 Meghalaya 61 152
NIT Bhopal MANIT 1960 Madhya Pradesh 65 868
NIT Raipur NITRR 1956 Chhattisgarh 67 913
NIT Agartala NITA 1965 Agartala 75 797
NIT Goa NITG 2010 Goa 77 150
NIT Jamshedpur NITJSR 1960 Jharkhand 79 657
NIT Patna NITP 1886 Bihar 92 582
NIT Hamirpur NITH 1986 Himachal Pradesh 98 522
NIT Puducherry NITPY 2010 Puducherry 130 245
NIT Manipur NITMN 2010 Manipur 158 180
NIT Arunachal Pradesh NITAP 2010 Arunachal Pradesh 200 190
NIT Srinagar NITSRI 1960 Jammu & Kashmir Not Ranked 672
NIT Delhi NITD 2010 Delhi Not Ranked 182
NIT Mizoram NITMZ 2010 Mizoram Not Ranked 150
NIT Nagaland NITN 2010 Nagaland Not Ranked 180
NIT Sikkim NITSKM 2010 Sikkim Not Ranked 204
NIT Uttarakhand NITUK 2010 Uttarakhand Not Ranked 150
NIT Andhra Pradesh NITANP 2015 Andhra Pradesh Not Ranked 487


Indian Institute of Information Technology



Abbreviation Founded State Mode NIFR Rank

No of Seats

International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad IIITH 1998 Telangana NPPP 43 130
International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore IIITB 1999 Karnataka 62
IIIT Guwahati IIITG 2013 Assam PPP 66 200
Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur IIITDMJ 2005 Madhya Pradesh MHRD 81 300
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior ABV IIITM Gwalior 1967 Madhya Pradesh MHRD 100 248
IIIT Allahabad IIITA 1999 Uttar Pradesh MHRD 103 300
Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kanchipuram IITDM Kanchipuram 2007 Tamil Nadu MHRD 182 420
IIIT Pune IIITP 2016 Maharashtra PPP Not Ranked 120
IIIT Kota IIITK 2013 Rajasthan PPP Not Ranked 180
IIIT Sri City IIITS 2013 Andhra Pradesh PPP Not Ranked 270
IIIT Vadodara IIITV 2013 Gujarat PPP Not Ranked 200
IIIT Nagpur IIITN 2016 Maharashtra PPP Not Ranked 110
IIIT Kalyani IIIT Kalyani 2014 West Bengal PPP Not Ranked 130
IIIT Lucknow IIITL 2015 Uttar Pradesh PPP Not Ranked 75
IIIT Dharwad IIITD 2015 Karnataka PPP Not Ranked 180
IIIT Bhagalpur IIIT Bhagalpur 2017 Bihar PPP Not Ranked 150
IIIT Bhopal IIITB 2017 Madhya Pradesh PPP Not Ranked 180
IIIT Kottayam IIIT Kottayam 2015 Kerala PPP Not Ranked 90
IIIT Ranchi IIIT Ranchi 2016 Jharkhand PPP Not Ranked 120
IIIT Una IIITU 2014 Himachal Pradesh PPP Not Ranked 160
IIIT Surat IIIT Surat 2017 Gujarat PPP Not Ranked 120
IIIT Manipur IIIT Manipur 2015 Manipur PPP Not Ranked 100
Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kurnool IIITDM Kurnool 2015 Andhra Pradesh MHRD Not Ranked 120
IIIT Tiruchirappalli IIITT 2013 Tamil Nadu PPP Not Ranked 60
IIIT Sonipat IIIT Sonipat 2014 Haryana PPP Not Ranked 90
IIIT Agartala IIIT Agartala Not Ranked
IIIT Raichur IIIT Raichur 2019 Karnataka PPP Not Ranked


Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTI)

Name of GFTI


No of seats

Assam University Silchar 135
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Ranchi 762
Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar 368
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology Bhadohi 60
Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management Ahmedabad 90
Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya Bilaspur 400
J.K Institute of Applied Physics and Technology Allahabad 90
National Institute of Electronics and Information and Technology Aurangabad 60
National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology Hatia, Ranchi 139
Sant Longowal Institute Engineering and Technology Longowal 249
School of Engineering & Technology, Mizoram University Aizwal 93
School of Engineering Tezpur University, Napaam Tezpur 107
School of Planning & Architecture Bhopal 105
School of Planning & Architecture New Delhi 137
School of Planning & Architecture Vijayawada 105
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra 199
Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology Thanjavur 60
National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Sonipat 169
School of Engineering & Technology, Bengal Shibpur 590
University of Hyderabad Hyderabad 21
International Institute of Information Technology Naya Raipur 42
Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Srinagar 167
International Institute of Information Technology Bhubaneswar 150




Exam Name

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

Conducted By National Testing Agency (NTA)
Frequency Twice a year (January & April)
Exam Level National
Mode of Exam Computer-based (Online)
Number of Papers Paper 1 -B.E/B.Tech

Paper 2- B.Arch /B.Planning

Duration 3 hours
Type of Questions Objective
Official Website


JEE Mains Exam Proposed Month of the Event





Tentative Month Event

Tentative Month

JEE Main January Notification September JEE Main April Notification February
JEE Main January Admit Card December JEE Main April Admit Card July
JEE Main January Exam January JEE Main April Exam July
JEE Main January Result January JEE Main April Result July


JEE Main Exam Eligibility




There are some eligibility criteria set by National Testing Agency (NTA).

1. Nationality 

Candidates should be a citizen of India. Foreign candidates as well as NRIs, PIOs, OCIs can also apply for the exam.

2. Age Limit 

There is no age limit for JEE Main exam. However, the candidates are advised to check the age criteria of the institute to which they wish to apply.


3. Year of Passing of the Qualifying Exam

Candidates should have passed class 12th or equivalent qualifying exam in 2018 or 2019.

Candidates appearing for class 12th or equivalent qualifying exam in 2020 can also apply for the exam.


Passing year of Class 12th


Appearing 2020 Eligible
2019 Eligible
2018 Eligible
2017 or before Not Eligible
2021 and beyond Not Eligible

4. Subject in the qualifying Exam 

It is mandatory for all the candidates to have at least five subjects with Physics and Mathematics as their core subjects in their qualifying examination.




B.E/B.Tech Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/ Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational subject or any other subject.
B.Arch/B.Planning Language, Physics, Mathematics (Mandatory), Chemistry/ Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational subject or any other subject.


Note: Diploma Holders are not eligible for B.Arch.


5. Total Number of Attempts

  • Candidates can appear for the exam consecutively for 3 years
  • The exam is conducted twice a year.
  • Appearing in both sessions in the same year will be counted as a single attempt.


6. The score required in the Qualifying Exam 

  • Minimum of 75% marks in aggregate (General)
  • Minimum of 65% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWD)




The exam is an online exam, with two papers. Paper 1 is for B.E/B.Tech and Paper 2 is for B.Arch/B.Planning.


Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks

Negative Marking

Paper 1


Physics 20+5 100 Yes
Chemistry 20+5 100 Yes
Mathematics 20+5 100 Yes
Total 75 300
Paper 2 Mathematics 20+5 100 Yes
Aptitude Test 50 200 Yes
Drawing 02 100 Yes
Total 77 400


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