JEE Main 2024 Paper 2 : This year, the JEE Main will take place four times a year. However, the B.Arch and B.Planning paper is conducted in Feb, March, April and May. The exam dates available on the website. Candidates have to log in to their account in order to view the answer key released by National Testing Agency. The exam dates have been announced by the NTA. So, in this article, candidates can get complete details regarding the JEE Main Paper 2

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JEE Main 2024 Paper 2 Exam Dates

Aspirants of JEE Main Paper 2 for the academic session of 2024-23 must make sure that they have noted down all the dates along with their corresponding events that have been announced in the table given below.



FebruaryMarchApril May
Application Form release dateJanuary 2024 Last week of February 2024Last week of March 2024Last week of April 2024
Last date of the submission of online formJanuary 2024March 2024April 2024May 2024
Application Form CorrectionFebruary 2024March 2024April 2024May 2024
Admit Card Release DateFebruary 2024March 2024April 2024May 2024
Exam DateFebruary 2024March 2024April 2024May 2024
JEE Main Exam Timing(1st Shift: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
(2nd Shift: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
(1st Shift: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
(2nd Shift: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
(1st Shift: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
(2nd Shift: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
(1st Shift: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
(2nd Shift: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Final Answer KeyFebruary 2024March 2024April 2024May 2024
JEE Main result dateFebruary 2024April 2024May 2024June 2024

JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)

  • National Testing Agency conducts JEE Main Paper four times in a year.
  • JEE Main Paper 2 takes place online (computer-based mode) and the drawing test takes place offline in a drawing sheet.

JEE Main Paper 2 Shift Timings.

Paper Subject Mode of examinationTimings of Examination 
First ShiftSecond Shift
Paper 1 (B.E/ B. Tech)Physics, Chemistry, and MathematicsComputer Based Test9:00 AM to 12:00 PM2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Paper 2 (For B. Arch/ B. Plan)Mathematics (Part I), Aptitude Test (Part II)Computer Based TestHeld in Two shifts
Drawing test (Part III)Pen and Paper Based Only (to be attempted on drawing sheet only)

JEE Main Paper 2 Eligibility Criteria 2024

Are you eligible to appear for JEE Main paper 2? Every candidate appearing for the exam must make sure that he/she has fulfilled the eligibility criteria set by the exam conducting body. Therefore, before you apply for the exam, make sure to check these criterion listed below:

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  • Candidates should have passed class 10+2 examination with Physics, chemistry mathematics as mandatory subjects.
  • Science is no longer the priority for the B.Planning. Students who have studied Mathematics in 12th can apply for the JEE Main for B.Planning courses.
  • Aspirants must have secured at least 50% marks in the above-said subjects and also should have obtained 50% aggregate in 10+2 level.
  • Those who have taken their qualifying examination in 2020, 2021 or going to take the same in 2024 can apply for the exam.
  • Diploma Holders or those who are in their final year of pursuing their degree.

JEE Main 2024 Paper 2 Application Form

JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 form had released at Candidates must make sure that while filling up the application form they choose Paper 2 as the exam paper. They must provide only the correct personal and academic details during the application form filling. The Application fee was paid either in the online mode or through E-challan.

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2024

JEE Mains 2024 exam is comprised of two papers Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech.) and Paper 2 (B.Planning/B.Arch.). NTA has changed the JEE Main exam pattern. Both these papers are conducted in computer-based mode only. However, the drawing test for paper 2 is conducted in offline mode.  Candidates can check the JEE Main exam pattern from the table given below.

JEE Main Paper 2 New Exam Pattern

Paper-2A (B.Arch) Distribution of Marks and Questions

SubjectNumber of Questions (section-A)Section-BMarks
Mathematics (Part-I)2010100
Aptitude Test (Part-II)50200
Drawing Test (Part-II)020100
Total82 Questions400 Marks

B.Planning (Paper 2B) Distribution of Questions and Marks

SubjectNumber of Questions (section-A)Section-BMarks
Mathematics (Part-I)2010100
Aptitude Test (Part-II)50200
Planning Based Objective Type of Questions25100
Total105 Questions400 Marks


Choice of Medium of Question Papers

The medium of question paper is available in the following languages-

LanguageExamination Centers
EnglishAll examination centres
HindiAll examination centres in India
English and AssameseExam Centers in Assam
Bengali and EnglishWest Bengal, Tripura, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exam centers
Gujarati and EnglishGujarat, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli
English and KannadaKarnataka
English and MarathiMaharashtra
Malayalam and EnglishKerala and Lakshadweep
Urdu and EnglishAll the Exam Centers in India
English and TeluguAndhra Pradesh and Telangana
Odia and EnglishExamination Centers in Odia
English and PunjabiExam Centers in Punjab, Chandigarh, and Delhi

Marking Scheme of JEE Main February 2024

Marking Scheme for MCQsCorrect AnswerFour marks (+4)
Unanswered /Marked for ReviewNo mark (0)
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerMinus one mark (-1)
Marking Scheme for questions
for which answer is a Numerical
Correct AnswerFour marks (+4)
Unanswered /Marked for ReviewNo mark (0)
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerNo mark (0)
Marking Scheme for
Drawing Test –Part III
Two questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks.

Preparation Tips for JEE Main Paper 2? 

There are around 900 seats in B. Plan and B. Arch course offered at the participating NITs and CFTIs that accept the JEE Main score. If candidates are preparing to take Paper 2 they need to go the extra mile. And if the applicant is appearing for both Paper 1 and 2 of JEE Main, he/she will be required to put in double the efforts. Candidates can follow the steps given below to excel in Paper 2 of JEE Main 2024.

  1. Candidates should first start JEE Main Paper 2 preparation by making a study timetable on a daily basis. This will help them divide their time and know the topics that they need to focus on during preparation.
  2. If candidates need some guidance about the Drawing test section, they must support their study material with Engineering Drawing books.
  3. The Drawing section will analyze the design ideas of the candidates. Therefore, candidates must make sure to study the given objects closely.
  4. Aspirants must collect the right study material for the preparation of Aptitude test which will test the candidate’s Awareness of Places, persons, buildings and materials, Mental Ability, Analytical Reasoning, etc.

JEE Main Paper 2 Admit Card 2024

JEE Main 2024 Admit card for all the candidates will be available a week before the exam. Candidates who will apply for NTA JEE Mains can download the admit card online.  Candidates whose application form will have incorrect details were not able to download the admit card. All candidates should check the details very carefully printed on the admit card. JEE Mains admit card will carry details such as Applicant’s Name, Parent’s Name, Photo and Signature of Candidate, Date and Time Slot of the exam, Venue of the exam, Instruction to follow at examination centre, etc.

JEE Main Paper 2 Result

The percentile scores obtained by all the candidates who appeared in the second attempt paper 2 will be declared on the official website. This comprises the actual marks obtained in Paper-2 of JEE Main for the first attempt. In a similar way, paper 2 JEE Main result will be calculated and released on the official website. The best out of both the sessions will be considered to compile the merit list of the exam.

JEE Main Answer Key (Previous)

The NTA releases the answer key for all the four sessions (February/March/April/May). The official answer key is released for all the sessions (shift-wise). Candidates have to download the answer key and evaluate their scores.

The exam for architecture students will be conducted in computer-based mode and for paper III offline mode (Drawing Test). All candidates who want to take admission in various participating Institutes/colleges (except for IITs) can go through paper 2 analysis by NTA.

JEE Main Paper 2 Counselling 2024

JEE Main counselling will be conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). This is the most crucial and career-deciding Phase of the whole JEE Mains Process. Read it Carefully!

  • NTA JEE Main counselling will be conducted by JoSAA/CSAB for admission to IITs, IIITs, NITs, and CFTIs.
  • For the seat allotment procedure, the candidate will have to mandatorily participate in the counselling NTA JEE Main.
  • Admission to the institute will be based on AIR and choices filled by the candidate.

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