JEE Main 2022: Application Form (Released), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date (Revised)

JEE Main 2022 will be conducted only two times and the application form for second session has been released on 1st June 2022. Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is one of the popular engineering entrance examinations in the country. From the year 2019, the National Testing Agency will organize this entrance examination for offering admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes like B.Tech/ B.E & B.Arch in IIITs, NITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions and Institutions funded by participating State Government etc. The JEE Main will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the applicants have to appear if they are seeking for admission to the UG courses offered by the ISM/ IITs.

Aspirants, who want to appear in JEE Main 2022, are requested to download the information brochure from the official website of conducting body and read it carefully before applying. The complete details about JEE Main 2022 are provided below on this page.

Latest: JEE Main application form for the 2nd session is available from 1st June 2022.

Check new JEE Main 2022 exam date.

JEE Main 2022 application form is now available online.

Changes Introduced in JEE Main

  • There shall be no weightage given to class 12th marks while preparing JEE Main merit.
  • Candidates, who are keen to find admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based upon JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) marks, they must have scored minimum 75% in class 12th exam, or be in the top 20 percentile in class 12th exam organized by the respective boards. SC/ST category candidates have to score minimum 65% marks in the class 12th exam.
  • The State of Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Odisha, Uttarakhand and some other institutions joined JEE Main examination system last year. However, their admission criteria will be intimated by the concerned authorities only.
  • Because there will be no weightage of class 12th marks in preparing JEE Main rank list. Hence, the exam conducting authority will not verify your class 12th roll number. However, you have to produce your class 12th mark sheet with 75% marks during counselling/admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs.
  • If a student couldn’t perform well in the first attempt then he/she won’t have to waste one full year. He/she can appear in JEE Main II in the same year.
  • 2,697 practice centers have been set up by NTA for JEE Main.
  • The best of the two NTA JEE Main scores will be considered for preparing the JEE Main Merit List/Ranking.
  • NTA to start free teaching centres for students from the next year.

JEE Main 2022 important dates

The dates for JEE Main 2022 haven’t been officially released by the authority. Please go through the dates :

April 2022 Date

Events Dates
Release of JEE Main 2022 official notification Out
Online Application/registration process will commence from 31st March 2022
Mock test availability Will be announced soon
Fee payment and image uploading deadline 31st March 2022 5th April 2022
Allotted exam date along with shift will be announced Will be announced soon
Correction Window live on Will be announced soon
Admit Card will be available from Will be announced soon
JEE Main exam date 21, 24, 25, 29 April and 1, 4 May 2022
Availability of answer key & OMR Sheet Will be announced soon
Announcement of JEE MAIN Result Will be announced soon

Second Session Date

Events Dates
Release of JEE Main 2022 official notification Out
Online Application/registration process will commence from 1st June 2022
Mock test availability Will be announced soon
Fee payment and image uploading deadline 30th June 2022
Allotted exam date along with shift will be announced Will be announced soon
Correction Window live on Will be announced soon
Admit Card will be available from Will be announced soon
JEE Main exam date 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th July 2022
Availability of answer key & OMR Sheet Will be announced soon
Announcement of JEE MAIN Result Will be announced soon

Eligibility criteria

Aspiring candidates willing to apply for JEE Main 2022 are requested to read the information booklet carefully and ensure their eligibility as per the prescribed criteria laid down for JEE (Main). The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2022 are as follows:

Educational criteria

  • Qualifying examination: Candidates should have passed the 12th examination or its equivalent examination with at least five subjects i.e. Physics, Language, Mathematics as mandatory subjects and anyone from the Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject and any other subject in order to be eligible for JEE Main 2022.
  • Diploma holders are permitted to get admission into IITs only. They have to appear in JEE Advanced.
  • Admission to IITs, NITs, CFTIs will be strictly based on All India Rank subject to the condition that applicant must have obtained at least 75% (65% in case of SC/ST) marks in the 12th examination or be in top twenty percentile in the 12th examination organized by the respective boards.
  • Candidates who have either passed or appearing class 12th from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to the state where the study center is situated.

Age Criteria

Candidates, who are born on or after 1st October 1997, will be eligible to appear in JEE Main 2022. However, 5 years upper age relaxation will be provided to candidates belonging to SC/ST & PWD category.

Note: Date of Birth as recorded in 10th or secondary education board certificate will only be considered.

Number of Attempts:

Only 3 attempts will be given for qualifying the JEE Main.

JEE Main 2022 Application forms: How to apply?

Interested and eligible candidates have to apply online only through official website of JEE (Main) i.e. Candidates are advised to read the information booklet carefully before starting the online application process. It is notified that the online application procedure will be commenced from 8th February 2019 onwards. The important information related to JEE Main application form 2022 are given below:

  • Aadhaar is a compulsory document to apply for JEE Main. Please keep your aadhaar number, email ID, mobile number, class 10th and 12th certificate, Scanned photograph and scanned signature of yours and your’ parent/guardian handy before you apply. 
  • Aspirants have to visit the official website to fill JEE Main application form.
  • It should be noted that no other printed or offline mode will be entertained to apply for JEE Main.
  • Applicants should possess Aadhaar Enrollment Number/ Aadhaar Number/Registration Number provided by facilitation center to apply for JEE main 2022.
  • Candidates have to provide all the required details while filling up the online application form.
  • Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature in the prescribed manner.
  • On the successful submission of details, an Acknowledgement Page with Application Number will be generated. Take the print of the same and keep it safe for future reference.

Application Fee

For the successful submission of JEE Main 2022 application form, candidates have to pay a certain amount as necessary application fee. The fee can be paid either through credit card/debit card or e-challan. JEE Main 2022 Application fee may differ from category to category. Below, candidates can check the application fee for different categories.

Paper Choice Category Fee for Center opted in India Fee for Center opted outside Inda
Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.) or Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning) General/ OBC (Non-creamy layer) Boys – Rs 500/- Girls – Rs 250/ Boys – Rs 2000/- Girls – Rs 1000/-
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Boys – Rs 250/- Girls – Rs250/- Boys – Rs 1000/- Girls – Rs 1000/-
Both Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning General/ OBC (Non-creamy layer) Boys – Rs 900/- Girls – Rs 450/- Boys – Rs 3000/- Girls – Rs 1500/-
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Boys – Rs 450/- Girls – Rs 450/- Boys – Rs 1500/- Girls – Rs 1500/-

Application Form Correction

Candidates can make corrections in the particulars of the application form according to the scheduled provided by NTA. The JEE Main form correction facility will not available after this date. The correction can be made in online mode through the official website of NTA.

JEE Main 2022 Exam pattern

Having good knowledge on examination pattern such as the number of questions, marking scheme, subjects covered, will help you in the better preparation of the JEE Main exam. There will be two different papers organized for JEE Main 2019 i.e. paper 1 & paper 2. In which paper 1 will be organized for B.Tech/B.E admission and paper -2 will conduct for B.Arch / B.Planning courses. Candidates can check the details on JEE Main Exam Pattern 2022 for both papers (paper 1 & Paper 2) from below tables.

For JEE Main Paper-1 (for B.Tech/B.E courses)

Examination mode Online
Subjects Physics, chemistry, and Mathematics
No. of questions Total 90 (30 questions from each subject)
Total marks 360 marks
Type of questions Objective type
Language English and Hindi (except exam centre cities in Daman & Diu, Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli where choices for question paper will be English, Hindi and Gujarati)
Duration Three hours
Marking scheme + 4 for each right answer
Negative marking -1 mark for each wrong response

For JEE Main Paper-2

Examination mode Offline mode
Subjects Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Drawing Test
No. of questions Total 100 (30 from maths, 50 from aptitude and 2 questions in drawing)
Total marks 390 marks
Type of questions Objective type and subjective
Language English and Hindi (except exam centre cities in Daman & Diu, Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli where choices for question paper will be English, Hindi and Gujarati)
Duration Three hours
Marking scheme + 4 for each right answer for objective type questions. The drawing test comprises of 2 questions of 70 marks.
Negative marking -1 mark for each wrong response

JEE Main Syllabus 2022

The syllabus for JEE Main 2022 will give information about topics and subjects that may be asked in JEE Main exam. The JEE Main syllabus for both the papers will be varied. Aspiring candidates are requested to go through the official website to download the JEE Main 2022 syllabus once it’s available officially.

Instructions to Follow While Preparing for JEE Main 2022

Some of the JEE Main preparation tips have been given below which will help you make a strong strategy for preparation:

  • Collect all possible details about JEE Main exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Collect the best and suggested books for JEE Main preparation.
  • Solve previous year’s question papers.
  • Appear for different mock tests- it will help you to become comfortable with exam mode and pattern.
  • Try to prepare short notes on what you studied. It will help you while revising the syllabus.

JEE Main 2022 Admit Card

Candidates who have filled & submitted their online application form and made the payment of examination fee before the given deadline they are allowed to obtain their admit card. The exam conducting authority will upload the admit card of candidates as per schedule.

CBSE do neither verify the details of candidates as filled in the application nor verify any certificate on behalf of category/educational qualification to decide the eligibility of a candidate. Only the concerned institution will verify your details and certificates.

Therefore, candidates must confirm their eligibility and provide only genuine information in the form.

The authority also offers JEE Main slot booking facility for the test practice.

Do not forget to check your admit card for your name, date of birth, paper, test center name, gender, city, category and state code of eligibility. If you find any discrepancy then you must intimate the concerned authority for required corrections.

Candidates have to show their respective admit card in the examination room or hall. A candidate, who fails to produce his/her admit card, he/she won’t be permitted to appear in the test.


Ques: Will you please elaborate the eligibility for diploma candidates in JEE Main 2022?

Ans: You can apply for JEE Main 2022 if you are willing to appear in JEE Advanced. However, in this case your rank and NTA score for JEE Main will not be announced as diploma holders are not permitted to apply for admission to NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main.

Ques: Is there any sort of changes made in JEE Main syllabus?

Ans: No, there is no changes introduced by NTA in JEE main syllabus.

Ques: Will the JEE Main tougher in 2022 due to the involvement of National Testing Agency?

Ans: No, you don’t need to worry about that as the pattern and syllabus for JEE Main remain same.

Ques: Is it compulsory to take JEE Main twice a year? If I appeared in both the exams then which score will be considered towards admission?

Ans: No, it’s not compulsory to take JEE Main both the times. It is just an option suppose you want to improve your score. Candidates, who attempted both the test for the current academic session then best of the two scores, will be considered further for admission and eligibility for JEE Advanced.

Ques: Is there any changes introduced in JoSSA counselling process?

Ans: No, there are no changes introduced in JoSSA counselling process.

JEE Main 2022 Answer Key

After the completion of JEE main 2022, NTA will release the answer keys and recorded reponses of multiple choices questions of Paper 1 and paper 2 at the official website of JEE Main i.e. NTA will also release the date of releasing answer key at the same website.

If you are not satisfied with the recorded response then you may put challenge by filling the online application form and paying process fee of Rs.1000/- per question. Please remember, challenges against the answer key will be accepted in online mode only after paying the processing fee. You can pay the fee using debit card/credit card. The fee is non-refundable in nature.

JEE Main cutoff 2022

The category wise cutoff for JEE Main will be published online. Cutoff is just a minimum marks you have to achieve to clear the JEE Main exam. You may have a look on last year’s cutoff as mentioned below:

  • ST: 24
  • SC: 29
  • OBC (NCL): 45
  • General: 74

JEE Main 2022 Result

The result of JEE Main 2022 has been displayed at the official website of NTA by April 2022. After the publication of result, NTA will hand over the data to CENTRALISED SEAT ALLOCATION BOARD (CSAB)/JoSAA or the concerned State government/institute for the seat allocation and admission process.

As the result is declared by taking care of final answer key, hence no grievance with regard to answer key(s) will be entertained post publication of the result.

JEE Main Counselling 2022

After the declaration of JEE Main result, you can have an idea about the counselling schedule. However, it is highly possible that the counselling process will be conducted in June 2019. JoSAA and CSAB will organize the counselling in different rounds. NTA has not introduced any sort of changes in JoSAA counselling process.


131 thoughts on “JEE Main 2022: Application Form (Released), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date (Revised)

  1. Sir i got 82.3 percentile in jee mains 2019 april and i’m OBC so i want to ask that i had qualified for jee advance or not?

  2. Sir, the percentile of JEE Main exam written in january has been released. What want to do next? What is the percentile required for this exam to qualify? If it has been qualified what is the next step?Can you explain about this

  3. I am pursuing IB program in Mumbai (for 11 and 12th). I have taken Math, Physics, Chemistry, and English as subjects. Will I be eligible to appear for IIT exams and what would be 75% equivalent in IB


  4. Is it necessary for a candidate appearing in class 12 should apply for jee mains in 2019. And is it necessary that that the first attempt of appearing jee mains should be the 12 appearing year

  5. Sir is it important to appear for the improvement exam for all the 5 subjects if I have got 70% in my board exams and I’m willing to appear in jee mains 2019?

    1. Candidates should have passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Biotechnology/Chemistry/Biology/Technical Vocational subject.

  6. Sir my son got 63% in taminadu 11std exam ,he is going to appear for 12 board exam in mar2019.he is eligible to apply for jee mains and if he will get 75% in 12 std ,which one is considering. 11&12th both 75% or only 11std 75% ? Pls reply me…..

  7. sir,I wrote jee mains in 2017 for the first I want to again write jee mains this year.Am I eligible to write jee mains either in january or april

  8. I am appearing for my class 12 exam from CBSE Board in March 2019. Am I eligible for appearing in Jan and April JEE main exam and Advance both. Pls inform.

  9. Sir mai first tym board diya 2016 me fail kr gya fir 2017 n 2018 diya as private fir fail kr gya 2019 k liye fir board appear karunga to can i applly upsee 2019 exam ?

  10. sir maine 2017 m 12th board exam diya tha bt mai fail kr gyi again maine 2018 m diya to mera 52.6 percentage h. sir plz tell me mai 2019 m improvement deti hu to kya m nit k liye eligible hu

  11. Sir agar main 3 sub me improvement dunga 75% ke liye for admission in nit then mera 75% consider hoga ya top 20% percentile hoga 2018 wala
    Please clear it by official information

  12. I have passed 12th in 2018 with 97percent .I have written jeemains & advanced once . But I am not qualified in advanced.Am I eligible to write once more mains& advanced both in April & january

  13. I have secured 67% in 12th exam in March 18.If I appear for improvement exam only in subjects Phy.,Maths & Chemstry to score aggregate 75% ,am I eligible for JEE mains & Advanced 2019.

  14. Sir i have given my 12th exam in 2016 but my petcentile is less than 75% then in 2017 i have given my improvement exam n i got 78% can i eligible for jee main 2019

  15. I have less than 75% in pcm aggregate but my overall aggregate of class 12 isc board is 85%. So am I eligible or not ? . Basically I want to know that what are the subjects whose aggregate should be above 75% ?

  16. Sir my sister in law is still studying 12 class she will complete 12 class in the year of 2019 March so she is eligible for jee iit mains 2019 …..she eligible are not eligible please reply me

  17. Sir I failed in 12th exam this year (2018) and now I am reappearing for boards as a CBSE private candidate in 2019 sir plz tell me am I eligible for jee 2019

      1. How the top 20,percentile will consider if i give improvement in 2,sub from CBSE

        And can I give jee main two times Jan and April if I give improvement in 2019

        1. According to the JEE Advanced official “The percentile calculation will be done for the required subjects in a single academic year only. Therefore, candidates appearing for improvement in Board examinations can EITHER appear in one or more subjects and secure 75% aggregate marks (65% for SC, ST and PwD) after improvement, OR, appear for improvement in ALL subjects to be in top 20 percentile of the corresponding academic year.” Hope your point is clear now.

          1. It means that if I got 365 marks which is equal to 73% then after improvement in 2 sub suppose my marks has been 380 then 76% will consider during admission in nit or IIT

            Am I right?

          2. Aap 2 sub me improvement exam ka criteria jee advance ke basis par bataya hai
            Kya nit ke liye bhi yahi rule hai
            Mtlb max marks consider kiya jata hai na improvement wale ke liye for 75%

          1. Haan ji Mohit, 75% marks NIT ke liye v zaroori hai to I think same rule applicable hoga. Don’t worry.

  18. I had given jee main exam in year 2018 but not cleared can i also give it again in january and april 2019 both times

  19. Helo sir mene 2016 12th pass kiya tha lekin mera kam % hone ke karan mene 12th ka exam 2017 mai diya tha to mere 65 % bane hai kya mai 2019 mai jee mai ka exam de sakta hu sir please reply

    1. Candidates with 75% or more marks in class 12th exam are eligible to give JEE Advanced after clearing the JEE Main exam.

  20. sir i am fail in 12th exam(2018) cbse my father suggest me should i go 11th and 12th again with different city
    cbse school.
    but if i go through this way.i have one problem is that i finish my 10th in year 2016 therefore i have a gap of 2 year through this process. so according to this should i apply jee main in 2020.
    pleased reply pleased

  21. I got less than 50 mark in maths but I access above 75%, can I eligible for getting admission to iit, nit, and facing not any problems during counseling

  22. Sir, i had applied for jee main in 2017 but u i could not passed. But i can not apply in the year 2018. Can i apply iit jee in year2019.
    Please tell me sir.

    1. You can apply for the exam but you won’t be able to get admitted into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through SEAT ALLOCATION BOARD.

  23. Sir I got 68% in gseb in 2018 and Iam appear in 2019 board to improvemention
    If I will get more than 75% in gseb so I will get nit/iits/gfit

  24. Sir. I have passed isc exams in 2018 with English + 3 average percentage being 77%. But the total aggergate percentage is 73%. If I can pass in jee advanced 2019 after clearing jee main 2019, can I be eligible for admissions into IITs or ISM?

    1. You are eligible to apply but for get admission into IITs, NITs, IIIts other CFTIs, you will have to fulfill certain other criteria.

      1. You must have scored minimum 75% in class 12th exam, or be in the top 20 percentile in class 12th exam organized by the respective boards. SC/ST category candidates have to score minimum 65% marks in the class 12th exam.

  25. I will be giving my 12th exam in 2019 and also appearing for JEE Main 2019. If i don’t get marks to take appear for JEE Advance, then can i apply again for JEE Main in 2020.

  26. I have passed 12th in2017 but my % is less then 75 .Now I want to apper in board improvement as well as jee mains 2019.
    Is I am eligible to do this.

    1. You can appear in JEE Main 2019 but admission to NITs, IITs, IIITs, or other CFTIs requires 75% marks in the qualifying exam.

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