JEE Main 2022: Exam Dates Released, Pattern Changed, Read Details

New Delhi, 02 March 2022: On 1 March 2022, the National Testing Agency (NTA) officially confirmed that the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2022 will be held in two sessions instead of four. Moreover, the exams will be held in the months of April and May 2022. The dates in April are 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 and the dates in May are 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 respectively. Candidates can complete the application process through the official website.Β 

Note: Candidates are not required to appear in both sessions. However, if a candidate appears in more than one session then her/his best of the JEE (Main) 2022 scores will be considered for the preparation of the merit list.

JEE Main 2022: Benefits of Two Sessions

The decision to hold JEE Main examination in two sessions is beneficial in two ways:

  • It will give two opportunities to the candidates to improve their scores in the examination if they are not able to give their best in one attempt. In the first attempt, the students will get first-hand experience of taking an examination and will know their mistakes. In the second attempt, they will be able to improve themselves.
  • The ability to appear for two sessions will reduce the chances of dropping a year.

JEE Main 2022: Eligibility criteria

  • There is no age limit for the candidates.Β 
  • The candidates who have passed Class 12 in 2020, 2021, or appearing in 2022 irrespective of their age are eligible to appear in the JEE Main 2022 examination. However, such candidates might be required to fulfill the age criteria of the institute(s) in which they are willing to take admission.

JEE Main 2022: Revised Exam Pattern

The JEE Main 2022 will be conducted in the following modes:

  • Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech.) will be held in β€œComputer Based Test (CBT)” mode only.
  • Paper 2A (B.Arch): Mathematics (Part-I) and Aptitude Test (Part-II) will be held in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode and Drawing Test (Part-III) will be held in offline mode using pen and paper on a drawing A4 size sheet.
  • Paper 2B (B.Planning): Mathematics (Part-I), Aptitude Test (Part-II), and Planning-based Questions (Part-III) will be held in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only.


  • There will be negative marking in both Section A and Section B.Β 
  • For each question in Section B, candidates will be required to enter the correct integer value of the answer using the mouse and the on-screen virtual numeric keypad in the place assigned to enter the answer.Β 
  • For section B, the answer must be rounded off to the nearest integer.

To know more about the JEE Main exam pattern, please click here.

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