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Updated on 09th February, 2024 , 6 min read

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2024, Question Types, Marking Scheme, Past Trends

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JEE Advanced 2024 Exam Updates: JEE Advanced is a national-level examination conducted by IIT every year for admission to the prestigious Institute of Information Technology(ies) in India. This year the JEE Advanced Exam will be conducted on 26th May 2024 by IIT Madras. IIT Guwahati conducted the JEE Advanced Exam 2023.

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2024: Aspirants appearing for the JEE Advanced Exam must be extra cautious because, unlike JEE Main, the JEE Advanced Exam Pattern changes unpredictably every year. However, the aspirants can prepare for the JEE Advanced Exam by understanding the past JEE Advanced Exam Pattern.

The JEE Advanced exam consists of 2 papers - paper 1 and paper 2 and is conducted as a computer-based test only. Each paper lasts 3 hours, and to pass the JEE Advanced Exam, it is mandatory to appear for both papers. JEE Advanced is categorized as the 5th toughest exam in the world and only 25% of aspirants clear the exam. Also, JEE Advanced or IIT JEE is the sole criterion for admission to the top IITs for B.Tech.

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Read about the JEE Advance 2024 Exam Pattern, Key Highlights, Marking Scheme, and question types in this article.

JEE Advanced Exam Dates 2024

The complete schedule for JEE Advanced Exam 2024 has been given in the table below. Candidates must visit the official website of JEE Advanced - jeeadv.ac.in for JEE Advanced Registration, JEE Advanced Admit Card and JEE Advanced Fee Payment. 

Exam Event

Date

Timeline

JEE Advanced Registration Begins

April 21, 2024

10.00 a.m.

Registration Closes

April 30, 2024

5.00 p.m.

Last Date for JEE Advanced Application Fee

May 6, 2024

5.00 p.m.

JEE Advanced Admit Card Download

May 17 - May 26, 2024

10.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

JEE Advanced Exam Date

Paper 1 - May 26, 2024

9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Paper 2 - May 26, 2024

2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Copy of Candidate Responses

May 31, 2024

5.00 p.m.

JEE Advanced Provisional Answer Key

June 2, 2024

10.00 a.m.

Answer key Challenge Window

June 2 to June 3, 2024

10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

JEE Advanced Result

June 9, 2024

10.00 a.m.

Read About: JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2024: Key Highlights

The JEE Advance Exam consists of 2 papers and covers syllabus from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Each of these sections is divided into 4 sub-sections and has different marking schemes. The table below highlights the basic details related to the JEE Advanced Exam pattern.

Particulars

Pattern Details

Organizing Institute

IIT Madras

Mode of Examination

Computer-Based

Medium of Examination

English/ Hindi

Number of Papers

2 – Paper 1 & Paper 2

Number of Subject Sections

3 major sections - Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Sub Sections

4 in each of the major sections

Time Duration of Exam

6 hours (3 hours each)

Types of Question

MCQs, Numerical value-based, MSQs, Matching List, Paragraph-based Numerical Value, etc.

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2024: Question Types

Unlike JEE Mains, The JEE Advanced exam pattern has a diverse range of question types and the conducting IIT chooses the question types to be included in the exam. The different kinds have been discussed and articulated in the table below.

Question Type

Description

Marking Scheme

Multiple Choice (MCQ)

Out of 4 options, only 1 is correct

Full marks: +3 If only the correct option is chosen

Zero Marks: 0 for unattempted/ unanswered questions

Negative Marks: -1 In all other cases

Multiple Select Questions (MSQ)

Out of 4 options, 1 or more than 1 is correct

Full marks: +4 only if all the correct options have been chosen.

Partial Marks: 

  • +3 If all four options are correct but ONLY three correct options are chosen
  • +2 If three or more options are correct but only two correct options are chosen
  • +1 If two or more options are correct but only one correct option is chosen

Unattempted Questions: 0

Negative Marks: -2 in all other cases

Non-Negative Integer (NNI)

Numerical Questions with non-negative integer answers up to 2 decimal places

Full marks: +4 for the correct answer

Unattempted Questions: 0

Matching List-Based MCQ (MLT)

Match List type i.e. Match List-I to List-II. List I had 4 questions to be matched to List II which had 5 options. Also referred to as Matrix Match

Full marks: +3 in case all options are correct,

Unattempted Questions: 0 for unattempted/ unanswered questions

Negative Marks: -1 In all other cases

Paragraph Based Numerical Value (PNV)

Paragraph-based questions with numerical answers up to 2 decimal places

Full marks: +3 in case all options are correct,

Unattempted Questions: 0

Single Digit Integer

Numerical question with a single digit answer between 0 and 9

Full Marks: +3 for correct answer

Unattempted Questions: 0

Negative Marks: -1 for incorrect answer

Question Stem

Similar to PNV but with 2 questions each

Full Marks: +2 for correct answer

Unattempted Questions: 0

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern: Analysis of Paper 1 and Paper 2 Exam Pattern

The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2023 consisted of 51 questions in total for both papers (17 in each subject) carrying a total weightage of 180 Marks. The JEE Advanced Total Marks for 2023 were 360. While the JEE Advance Exam Pattern is never fixed, aspirants can learn from past trends and analyze the JEE Advanced 2024 Exam Pattern.

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern Analysis 2023

Paper

Question Type

Each Subject

Each Paper

-

-

Total Questions

Total Marks

Total Questions

Total Marks

Paper 1

Section 1- MSQ

3

(3*4)= 12

9

36

Section 2- MCQ

4

(4*3)= 12

12

36

Section 3-NNI

6

(6*4)= 24

18

72

Section 4- MLT

4

(4*3)= 12

12

36

Paper 2

Section 1- MCQ

4

(4*3)= 12

12

36

Section 2- MSQ

3

(3*4)= 12

9

36

Section 3-NNI

6

(6*4)= 24

18

72

Section 4- PNV

4

(4*3)= 12

12

36

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme and Scoring Pattern 2024

Aspirants must note that there is a negative marking in the JEE Advanced Examination and also a partial marking. Candidates should attempt all questions with utmost care and concentration. The below table highlights the marking scheme and scoring trend for JEE Advanced 2023.

Paper

Question Type

Maximum Marks

Partial Marks

Negative Marking

Paper 1

Section 1- MSQ

4

0, 1, 2, 3

-2

Section 2- MCQ

3

No

-1

Section 3-NNI

4

No

No

Section 4- MLT

3

No

-1

Paper 2

Section 1- MCQ

3

No

-1

Section 2- MSQ

4

0, 1, 2, 3

-2

Section 3-NNI

4

No

No

Section 4- PNV

3

No

No

JEE Advanced 2024 Exam Pattern: Total Questions - Analysis of Past 5 Years

The total number of questions asked in the JEE Advance Exam and the type of questions asked are subject to change every year. Last year a total of 51 questions were asked in each paper, with maximum questions being asked from the NNI Category.

Year

Types of Questions

Total Question per Subject

Total Questions per Paper

Total Questions in Papers 1 & 2

2023

MSQ, MCQ, NNI, MLT, PNV

17

51

102

2022

NNI, MSQ, MLT, Single digit Integer

18

54

108

2021

MCQ, Question Stem, MSQ, NNI

19

57

114

2020

MCQ, MSQ, NNI, Single digit Integer

18

54

108

2019

MCQ, MSQ, NNI, MLT

18

54

108

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern: Total Marks

The total number of questions asked in JEE Advanced varies each year and so do the total marks. Given below is a detailed analysis of the past 5 years' JEE Advance Exam Pattern total marks.

Year

Total Marks Each Subject

Total Marks Each Paper

Master Marks

2023

60

180

360

2022

60

180

360

2021

60

180

360

2020

66

198

396

2019

62

186

372

Also Read: JEE Main Total Marks

JEE Advanced AAT Exam Pattern

Candidates who wish to pursue a B.Arch from IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur or IIT Varanasi, need to appear for the JEE Advanced AAT Exam 2024. The Exam Pattern for AAT is given and explained in the table below. The JEE Advanced AAT Exam has 5 sections of 60 marks each.

Sections

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Architectural Awareness

15 MCQs + 3 Match List

60

Geometrical Drawing

3

60

Perception

3

60

Imagination & Aesthetic Sensitivity

3

60

Freehand Drawing

3

60

JEE Advance Exam Pattern: Minimum Marks Required

The minimum marks required to qualify the JEE Advanced Exam for each category are tabulated below.

Rank List

Minimum Percentage Marks in Each Subject

Minimum Percentage Aggregate Marks

CRL

10.0

35.0

GEN-EWS

9.0

31.5

OBC-NCL

9.0

31.5

SC

5.0

17.5

ST

5.0

17.5

PwD

5.0

17.5

Preparatory course rank lists

2.5

8.75

Important:

JEE Main Passing Marks

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JEE Advanced Marks Vs. Rank Analysis 2023

JEE Main Marks Vs. Percentile Vs. Rank

JEE Advanced Syllabus 2024

The JEE Advanced Syllabus for 2024 has been released on the official website of JEE Advanced - jeeadv.ac.in. The topics covered in Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry are given in the table below, along with the direct link to download the JEE Advanced syllabus PDF 2024. 

Click on the individual subject link for details.

Subject

Topics Covered

Physics

General Physics, Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Electricity & Magnetism, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, and Modern Physics

Chemistry

Atoms & Molecules, States of Matter: Gas and Liquid, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical & Ionic Equilibrium, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Solid State, Solutions, Surface Chemistry, Classification of elements and Periodicity, Hydrogen, S-block elements, P-block elements, D-block elements, F-block elements, Coordination Compounds, Isolation of Metals, Principles of Qualitative Analysis, Environmental Chemistry, Basic Concepts of OC, Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes, Benzene, Phenols, Alkyl Halides, Alcohols, Ethers, Aldehydes and Ketones, Carboxylic Acid, Amines, Haloarenes, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in everyday life, and Practical OC

Mathematics

Set, Relations & Functions, Algebra, Matrices, Probability and Statistics, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry (2D & 3D), Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, and Vectors

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JEE Advance Exam Pattern: Difficulty Level

JEE Advanced is the 5th toughest engineering Exam in India. The level of difficulty varies each year and we have tabulated the difficulty level in each subject for reference below.

Subject

% of Difficult questions

% of moderate questions

% of easy questions

Maths

26

54

20

Physics

23

55

22

Chemistry

20

61

19

Check Out: JEE Advanced cutoff 2023

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern: Weightage from Class 11th and 12th

The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern has questions from Class 11th and 12th. Aspirants often worry about the weightage of questions asked from each of these classes. Refer to the table below for the analysis.

Subject

Weightage of class 11

Weightage of class 12

Physics

53%

47%

Chemistry

47%

53%

Maths

39%

61%

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the JEE Advanced Exam 2024

The JEE Advanced Exam did 2024 is scheduled on 26th May 2024 and will be conducted as an online computer-based test

How long is the JEE Advanced Exam

The total duration of the JEE Advanced Exam is 6 hours. 3 hours are given for each paper, i.e., paper 1 and paper 2

Is it mandatory to clear both papers to get admission in IIT

Yes, in order to be eligible for admission to IIT, JEE Advanced Exam must be cleared by the aspirant and the candidate must clear both the exams

What is JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2024

The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern varies each year and is never the same. Last year 51 questions were askedn both papers, i.e., 102 questions in total and the paper was for 360 marks. A detailed analysis of the type of questions asked in the exam in the past 5 years has been presented in this article

Is it mandatory to give JEE Main to qualify for JEE Advanced Exam

Yes, JEE Advanced is the sole criterion to be eligible for admissions to the top IITs in India and in order to sit for JEE Advanced, aspirants must clear the JEE Main Exam

How many parts are there in the JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

The JEE Advanced Exam Pattern has 3 major sections for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and each section is divided into 4 sub sections

What is the JEE Advanced Syllabus

The JEE Advanced Syllabus civers a wide range of topics like Thermal physics, electrochemistry, vectors etc. Read the full JEE Advanced Syllabus in this article along with the PDF links

Is there any negative marking in JEE Advanced Exam

Yes, depending on the type of question asked, there is negative marking in the JEE Advanced Exam. Read the article for a detailed analysis of the type of questions asked inn JEE Advanced Exam and the Marking Scheme for each type of question

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