The JEE Main Question Paper Format – Explained for Engineering Aspirants

In order to prepare well for JEE exam, candidates should know the NEET Question Paper Format thoroughly. Candidates can accordingly plan their question paper attempting strategy. In this post, we explain everything about the JEE Question paper format for Engineering aspirants.


Duration of Paper: 180 minutes (i.e. 3 hours)

Total Questions: 90 (Students need to answer up to 180 questions out of 200)

Total Marks: 300

Marking Scheme: +4 for every right answer, -1 for every wrong answer. No deduction for unattempted questions and numerical type questions.

Subject: Physics, Chemistry, Maths

Format: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions with 4 options and Numerical type questions)

Paper Sections

The paper is divided into 3 subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. Each subject will have two sections:

MCQ Section: 20 Compulsory Questions

Numeric Answer Section: 10 Questions out of which any 5 can be attempted.


Subject Type of Question Total Number of Questions Number of Questions to be Answered Total Marks
Physics MCQ 20 20 80
Numeric answer 10 5 20
Chemistry MCQ 20 20 80
Numeric answer 10 5 20
Maths MCQ 20 20 80
Numeric answer 10 5 20

In the MCQ Section of each subject, 20 questions are compulsory. All of these 20 questions will be counted towards your final score. No optional questions in this section. These 20 questions will be MCQs with 4 options each.

In the Numeric answer Section of each subject, only 5 out of 10 questions need to be attempted. If more than 10 questions are attempted, then only the first 5 will be considered for your final score. These questions will be numeric answer types, where no options will be given and you have to enter a numeric value as an answer to the question.

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