JEE Main 2022: Exam Dates ,Application Form, Reservation, Syllabus and Cut off

JEE Main 2022: Exam Dates ,Application Form, Reservation, Syllabus and Cut off

JEE Main 2022: NTA has rescheduled JEE Main 2022, It will now be conducted from April 21 till May 4, 2022. Earlier JEE Main Dates were clashing with state board exam dates, therefore the authorities decided to postpone JEE Main 2022

EE Main Application Forms are available till March 31, 2022. Candidates can apply online at can only register for JEE Main first session only by March 31. For Phase 2, NTA will re-open JEE Main Registration from April 8

This year JEE Main Exam will be conducted in 2 phases. JEE Main Phase-1 exam is scheduled from April 21 to May 4, 2022. Unlike last year with 4 attempts, JEE Main candidates will get only 2 chances to score well in JEE Main exam

JEE Main 2022 Exam Dates- Revised

Events JEE Main 2022 Exam Dates- Session 1 (April)
Release of Notification March 1, 2022
Starting of Registration process March 1, 2022
End of registration March 31, 2022 (5 PM)
Last Day for Payment of Application Fee March 31, 2022 (11:30 PM)
Release of Admit card Second week of April 2022
JEE Main Exam April 21, April 24, April 25, April 29 and May 1, 2022
Display of Answer key 3rd week of May 2022
Declaration of Result 4th week of May 2022

JEE Main 2022 Exam Dates- Session 2 (May)

Events JEE Main 2022 Exam Dates- Session 2 (May)
Release of Notification March 1, 2022
Starting of Registration process April 8, 2022
End of registration May 3, 2022 (5 PM)
Last Day for Payment of Application Fee May 3, 2022 (11:30 PM)
Release of Admit card Second week of May 2022
JEE Main Exam May 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2022
Display of Answer key 1st week of June 2022
Declaration of Result 4th week of June 2022
Counselling process starts July 19, 2022 (Tentative)

JEE Main 2022 Highlights

Particulars JEE Main Paper 1 JEE Main Paper 2
Full-Form Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main
Subject B.E./B.Tech B.Arch and B.Planning
Mode of Conduction Computed Based Test Computed Based Test;
Pen and paper-based for Drawing section in B.Arch
Duration 3 hours 3 hours (3.5 hours for both – B.Arch and B. Planning)
Exam Frequency Twice
Total Registrants for Previous session 8,58,273
Official Website
Total Marks 300 marks 400 marks
Total Questions Asked 90 questions B.Arch – 82 questions;
B.Planning- 105
Total Questions to be Answered 75 questions B.Arch – 77 questions;
B.Planning- 100 questions
Marking Scheme +4 for each correct response;
-1 for each incorrect MCQ;
Unattempted questions will not be marked
+4 for each correct response;
-1 for each incorrect MCQ;
Unattempted questions will not be marked;
+50 for each Drawing Question
Negative Marking -1 for each incorrect response for MCQs
Medium of paper English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu

JEE Main 2022 Notification

  • JEE Main 2022 Notification has been released on March 1, 2022. Along with the official notification, NTA has released the official brochure, detailed syllabus and exam pattern.
  • JEE Main 2022 Registration has also started on March 1, 2022. Candidates can apply till March 31 for Phase 1 exam.
  • For 2021, the official JEE Main Notification was announced by the then Union Cabinet Minister for Education, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on December 20, 2020. Meanwhile, the registrations for the first session started soon after the announcement of the official notification.
  • JEE Main 2021 Phase I (February Session) was held from February 23, 2021.
  • NTA has announced the decrease in the number of JEE Main 2022 Attempts. The exam will be conducted in April and May


EE Main 2022 Application Fee

You may now be interested in learning about the fee for JEE Main 2022 application form. The application fees for JEE Main 2022 are listed below. 

Papers Gender In India (In INR) Outside India (in INR)
Male Female Third-Gender Male Female Third-Gender
Paper 1- B.E./B.Tech or
Paper 2A- B.Arch or
Paper 2B- B.Planning
General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL 650 325 325 3000 1500 1500
SC/ST/ PwD 325 325 325 1500 1500 1500
Paper 1- B.E./B.Tech + Paper 2A- B.Arch or
Paper 1- B.E./B.Tech + Paper 2B- B.Planning or
Paper 1- B.E./B.Tech + Paper 2A- B.Arch + Paper 2A- B.Arch or
Paper 2A- B.Arch + Paper 2A- B.Arch
General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL 1300 650 650 6000 3000 3000
SC/ST/ PwD 650 650 650 3000 3000 3000

JEE Main 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling out the online application form for JEE Main 2022, candidates should make sure they meet the eligibility criteria. Read the details brochure carefully to make sure you meet all of the eligibility requirements. Candidates must meet the following requirements to be qualified for JEE Main exam:

Age Requirement (Date of Birth):

  • Those born on or after October 1, 1997, are eligible to sit for JEE Main 2022.
  • SC/ST/PWD candidates, on the other hand, are eligible for 5-year age relaxation and must be born on or after October 1, 1992.
  • The date of birth on the candidate's higher secondary education (10th) certificate will be taken into account.

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • In the years 2021 or 2022, applicants must have passed 10+2 (Intermediate) or an equivalent exam from a recognized board/institute.
  • Candidates who took the 12th class exam in 2019 but did not pass the exam are ineligible to take the exam again, even though they pass the exam later.
  • Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics must be required subjects in the qualifying test.
  • Candidates who take the qualifying exam will also be considered.
  • Candidates who have completed three-year diploma programs will be accepted as well.
  • Specified Number of Attempts
  • The number of attempts permitted for JEE Main is limited to three. It means that if a candidate fails to pass JEE main in the first attempt, he or she will take the next two exams.
  • Just like last year, NTA has removed the minimum 75% eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2022


JEE Main 2022 Exam Pattern

  • No new changes have been made to JEE Main 2022 Exam Pattern this year however the marking scheme has been revised.
  • JEE Main is conducted through three papers –
    • Paper 1- B.E/ B.Tech,
    • Paper 2A- B.Architecture and
    • Paper 2B- B.Planning.
  • JEE Main Exam Pattern has undergone some major changes last year. For the first time choices had been introduced for questions considering the reduction in the syllabus by CBSE and other state boards. Although total questions in each of the 3 papers have been increased, the total marks for the papers remain the same as the previous years.
  • The Marking Scheme of JEE Main 2022 has been revised. This year there will a negative marking in both MCQs and numerical value answers. 
    • +4 for each correct response;
    • -1 for each incorrect response;
    • Unattempted questions will not be marked.
    • For Drawing Test: 2 questions of 100 marks

JEE Main Admit Card 2022 

Before the test, candidates who have completed their registration can download JEE Main 2022 admit card from the official website- Without a valid JEE Main admit card, no one will be permitted to take the entrance exam.

  • When the invigilator or some other interested person requests it, you must display the admit card.
  • Candidates must ensure that all information on the admit card is right, including their name, date of birth, and exam date. 
  • If a candidate discovers a difference, he or she must report it to the appropriate authority.
  • When attending the test, you must bring your admit card as well as a valid photo ID such as an Aadhar card, a voter card, a driver's license, or a passport.

JEE Main 2022 Reservation

Categories JEE Main Reservation Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer – NCL, where the annual income of family < Rs. 8 lakh) 27%
General Economically Weaker Section (General- EWS)  10%
Person with Disabilities (PwD) (Within Every Category) 5%

JEE Main 2022 Answer Key 

  • NTA will release JEE Main answer keys and scanned copies of OMR sheets for Paper-I Paper-II and Paper 3, following the successful completion of the JEE Main 2022 exam. 
  • JEE Main Answer Keys can be found on the official website by the candidate. 
  • Candidates can now review their responses and measure their expected scores with the aid of response keys and OMR sheets. 
  • Candidates can challenge JEE Main official Answer Key by paying INR 200 per challenge.

JEE Main 2022 Result

  • JEE Main Result contains JEE Main scores, percentile and rank. 
  • Top 2,50,000 test takers of JEE Main will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2022
  • For those who have taken multiple attempts, their best of all the scores shall be taken for preparation of the rank list.
  • No one will receive a rank card in the mail from the responsible authority. 

Top Engineering Colleges in India

Name State NIRF Score NIRF Ranking 2020 NIRF Ranking 2019
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Tamil Nadu 89.93 1 1
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi Delhi 88.08 2 2
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay Maharashtra 85.08 3 3
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur Uttar Pradesh 82.18 4 5
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur West Bengal 80.56 5 4
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee Uttarakhand 76.29 6 6
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati Assam 74.90 7 7
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad Telangana 66.44 8 8
National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 64.10 9 10
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore Madhya Pradesh 62.88 10 13

JEE Main 2022 – Admission at NITs

  • The admission policy for NIT states is that out of the total number of seats, 50 percent of the seats will be reserved for students of the particular state where the NIT is located.
  • The other 50 percent of seats will be granted based on All India Rank (AIR) of students from other states.
  • A candidate can avail of a scholarship based on their class XII performance and JEE Main Score.

Top 15 NITs as per NIRF Ranking

NIT State NIRF Ranking
National Institute Of Technology, Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 10
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute Of Technology Gujarat 15
Visvesvaraya National Institute Of Technology, Nagpur (Deemed University)-Nagpur Maharashtra 18
National Institute Of Technology, Rourkela-Rourkela Odisha 19
National Institute Of Technology, Karnataka-Mangalore Karnataka 22
Motilal Nehru National Institute Of Technology Uttar Pradesh 23
National Institute Of Technology, Warangal Telangana 28
National Institute Of Technology, Durgapur West Bengal 30
National Institute Of Technology, Calicut Kerala 35
Malaviya National Institute Of Technology, Jaipur Rajasthan 37
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute Of Technology, Jalandhar Punjab 42
National Institute Of Technology, Kurukshetra Haryana 48
NIT Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh 51
National Institute Of Technology, Agartala Tripura 52
NIT Meghalaya Meghalaya 57