In this article, you will get complete details on JEE Main 2017 Exam Pattern such as its syllabus, JEE Main paper pattern, selection procedure and exam dates. JEE Main 2017 Exam is conducted for two different UG courses admission one is for those who wants admission in Engineering and another is Architecture/Planning course. Both of these courses are conducted by CBSE board, there are some conditions that differ and also the pattern followed is distinct it is completely stated in this article “JEE Main 2017 Exam Pattern”. There is an option for applying online or offline for Engineering section whereas only offline written examination for

Architecture/Planning courses. The paper would be in English or Hindi medium, exception for Gujarat candidate living there can opt for Gujarati medium. The exam follows negative marking pattern about 0.25%, every right answer will fetch 1 mark. JEE Mains will be for 3 hours duration and questions would from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and every section will have 30 questions.

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JEE Mains Exam
Paper conducted For UG Course Subjects included ConductedOnline ConductedOffline
Exam 1 Engineering courses Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Yes Yes
Exam 2 Architecture/Planning courses Mathematics, Aptitude Test & Drawing Test Yes No

Note: Candidate can give any one of them or both at a time as per the course for which he

Paper would be in English OR Hindi candidate of Gujarat can opt for Gujarati medium.

JEE Main 2017 Paper pattern

JEE Mains Exam Paper Pattern (Engineering courses)
Sr. no Subjects No. of questions Marks
1. Physics 30 120
2. Mathematics 30 120
3. Chemistry 30 120
Total 90 360

Description for above pattern

  • Paper would be Computer Based Online
  • All the questions will have four possible answers out of which candidate should choose only one right answer
  • Choosing 2 options for 1 question will be treated as the wrong answer and negative marking is applicable
  • Negative marking:  ¼ (one-fourth) of the total marks
  • Paper would be for 3 hours
  • Every single question would be for 4 marks

Note that pattern would be the same for those applying online and offline only the difference is candidate giving the paper online will be sitting in front of computers and that applicant who is applying offline will be using pencil for marking answers. Architecture/Planning courses.

JEE Main Architecture/Planning courses

The exam would comprise of MCQ and question related about drawing like making an elephant or village scenery etc. marking and pattern are directly calculated by conducting authority no such disclosure is made by Mains Authority

  • Part I – Mathematics
  • Part II – Aptitude Test
  • Part III – Drawing Test

Note: Since the exam includes drawing and sketch making candidates have to bring following mentioned stuff of their own pencils, erasers, geometry box set and color pencils or crayons. A card board or a clip board is also advisable.


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