Students wanting to pursue BTech/BE/BArch/BPlan courses through JEE Mains 2023, watch out!
National Testing Agency, NTA is soon going to release the JEE Mains 2023 January Exam Schedule and Application Form on the official website at jeemain.nta.nic.in.
It has been the trend to release these in the month of November and considering we are nearing the end of November, expect the schedule and Application Form for JEE Mains 2023 Exam to be uploaded any time from now on.
So all the engineering aspirants students - who fulfil the eligibility criteria - must keep their eyes open for any update. We at careerindia will keep you posted as and when any news or updates arrive.
Just so you know, to give students more attempts at JEE Exams, the government is holding the JEE Mains twice a year: in January and in April of every year.
Who are eligible for JEE Mains 2023 Exam
Students who have passed, or are in the final year of, class 12th (PCM) can apply. You have to have a minimum of 75% marks (for General applicants) OR 65% (for reserved candidates) in class 12th (PCM) to be eligible to apply.
Limitation on Attempts: If you have passed the 12th class in the year 2022; you can apply for 3 consecutive years namely 2022, 2023, and 2024. Considering that the JEE Mains is conducted twice a year, you get a maximum of 6 attempts in your lifetime.
Why the JEE Mains Exam is conducted?
It is conducted to grant qualified students admission into undergraduate Engineering/Architecture/Planning courses across top colleges of India such as NITs, IIITs, and other government-funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).
Moreover, this exam is also a gateway to JEE Advanced Exam which is conducted for admission into 23 IITs in the country.
How many Papers in JEE Mains 2023
2 Papers: Paper 1 is for Engineering candidates while Paper 2 is taken by BArch/BPlan candidates
Difference between JEE Mains and JEE Advanced
Sitting for JEE Mains is the first step towards your engineering dreams. You have to clear it to be eligible for taking the JEE Advanced.
JEE Advanced is for students who aren't satisfied with normal engineering colleges and need only IIT to study. JEE Advanced is conducted for admission to 23 IITs in the country.
Both exams test the PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Maths) knowledge of the candidates. While JEE Main is a 3-hour single exam, JEE Advanced consists of two papers of 3 hours each. Needless to say, the JEE Advanced is a lot tougher to crack than JEE Mains.
Unlike JEE Mains, you get just 2 consecutive years to take a shot at JEE Advanced.
Which JEE Exam Should I take?
Ideally both. Even if you don't have an IIT dream.
Appearing for JEE Advanced doesn't cost you anything. If successful you can get into a better college. If not then you still have the one allotted through JEE Mains qualification.
How many Students take JEE Mains every year?
Close to 9 lakh students had appeared for JEE Mains 2022 Session 1 (January) Exam while the April JEE Mains had about five and a half lakh examinees.
Document Required to apply for JEE Mains 2023 Session 1 Exam
Scanned images of photographs and signatures
Category certificates (If belonging to reserved category).
Photo Identity proof such as Aadhaar, Bank passbook, Ration card copy etc.