Mastering JEE: Your Ultimate Guide to Success in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-2024


The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is not just an exam; it’s a gateway to the most prestigious engineering institutions in India. Aspiring engineers across the nation gear up annually to face this challenging test that can shape their academic and professional future. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the various facets of the JEE, from eligibility criteria to exam patterns, preparation strategies, and even provide valuable links to past question papers.

Section 1: Understanding JEE: The Crucial First Step

Eligibility Criteria: Opening the Doors to Aspirants

The eligibility criteria for JEE is the first hurdle that aspirants need to overcome. We’ll discuss the requirements, including the educational background and attempts allowed, providing clarity for those aspiring to take the plunge.


Exam Structure: Decoding the JEE Main and JEE Advanced Patterns

JEE is a two-tier examination, consisting of JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Unpacking the exam structure, we’ll explore the details of each stage, understanding the differences, and highlighting what aspirants need to focus on for success.


Section 2: Navigating JEE Main: Your Key to the Next Level

Exam Overview: Cracking the Code of JEE Main


JEE Main, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), is the first step towards engineering glory. We’ll discuss the exam’s frequency, languages, application process, and the critical details every aspirant should be aware of.


Preparation Tips: Strategizing for Success

Success in JEE Main requires a well-thought-out plan. We’ll provide a step-by-step guide on selecting the right study materials, creating a study plan, and implementing effective strategies for conceptual understanding and numerical problem-solving.

Section 3: Ascending to JEE Advanced: The Pinnacle of
Engineering Aspirations

Qualifying for JEE Advanced: A Top-Percentile Achievement

Only the top 2.24 lakh rank holders of JEE Main are eligible for JEE Advanced. We’ll explore the nuances of this prestigious stage, including exam duration, question types, marking schemes, and subjects covered in both Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Syllabus Breakdown: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry

A deep dive into the syllabus for JEE Advanced, examining the key topics and concepts across Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. Aspirants can use this section as a roadmap for focused and effective preparation.

Section 4: Mastering the Essentials: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry

Mathematics: From Sets to Three-Dimensional Geometry

A detailed breakdown of the Mathematics syllabus, covering essential topics such as sets, relations, functions, calculus, algebra, and geometry. Aspirants will gain insights into the specific areas to concentrate on for a solid foundation.

Physics: Unraveling the Mysteries of Laws and Phenomena

Exploring the Physics syllabus, this section delves into mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. Understanding the laws and phenomena is key to excelling in the JEE.

Chemistry: Decoding the Three Pillars – Physical, Inorganic, and Organic

Breaking down the Chemistry syllabus, we explore the three pillars – physical, inorganic, and organic chemistry. Aspirants will find guidance on mastering each segment, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject.


Section 5: Strategic Preparation: The Path to JEE Success

Selecting the Right Study Material: Your Learning Arsenal

Choosing the right study material is crucial for success. We’ll provide insights into selecting reliable resources and materials to ensure aspirants are well-equipped for their JEE journey.

Crafting a Study Plan: Balancing Time and Topics

Creating a study plan that allocates dedicated time to each subject is vital. Aspirants will find tips on structuring an effective study schedule that balances coverage and revision.

Consistency and Conceptual Learning: Keys to JEE Excellence

Success in JEE demands consistent effort and conceptual understanding. This section emphasizes the importance of regular study habits and the application of concepts to problem-solving.

Numerical Practice: Building Problem-Solving Prowess

JEE is not just about theoretical knowledge; it’s about applying that knowledge to solve numerical problems. Aspirants will gain insights into the importance of numerical practice and strategies for mastering this aspect of the exam.

Revision Techniques: Reinforcing Learning for the Big Day

Regular revision is the secret to retaining learned concepts. We’ll discuss effective revision techniques, including the spaced repetition method, to ensure aspirants are well-prepared for the examination.

Section 6: Accessing Past Success: JEE Question Papers (2014-2024)

A Decade of Insights: JEE Question Papers

For aspirants seeking an edge in their preparation, links to past JEE question papers from 2014 to 2024 are provided in a tabular format. These resources offer valuable insights into question patterns, difficulty levels, and trends over the years.

JEE Past 10 Year Question Papers (2014-2024)



Question Paper Link


[Link to 2014 Question Paper]


[Link to 2015 Question Paper]


[Link to 2016 Question Paper]


[Link to 2017 Question Paper]


[Link to 2018 Question Paper]


[Link to 2019 Question Paper]


[Link to 2020 Question Paper]


[Link to 2021 Question Paper]


[Link to 2022 Question Paper]


[Link to 2023 Question Paper]


[Link to 2024 Question Paper]

Name of ExamJEE Main
Exam Duration3 Hours
Total Marks300 Marks
Total Sessions in 2024Two Sessions
Exam Medium13 Languages
Examination CategoryUndergraduate Level Exam
Exam Conducting AuthorityNTA (National Testing Agency)
PurposeAdmissions to 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 26 IIITs and 33 GFTIs
Mode of ExaminationComputer-based
Test CentresThe exam centres will be allotted as per the choice of cities of the candidates made in their online Application form.
JEE Main Official

Date of Examination

(Session 1): Between 24th January and 1st February, 2024

(Session2): Between 1st April, 2024 and 15th April, 2024

Timing of Examination

First Shift

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (IST)

Second Shift

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (IST)

Declaration of Result on the NTA Website

(Session 1): To be Updated

(Session 2): To be Updated

The tentative dates for the January session of JEE Mains  are as follows:

Application Form ReleaseTo be Updated
Last Date to Submit the Application FormTo be Updated
Application Fee PaymentTo be Updated
Application Correction AvailabilityTo be Updated

Dates (tentative) for the April session

Application Form ReleaseTo be Updated
Last Date to Submit the Application FormTo be Updated
Application Fee PaymentTo be Updated
Application Correction AvailabilityTo be Updated

The JEE Main eligibility criteria for 2024 describe all the terms and conditions that aspirants should satisfy to be eligible for the exam. Hence, to avoid rejection in later stages, the students go through and understand the eligibility criteria before registering for the exam. We have highlighted some of the important ones below.

Age Limit: There is no age limit for candidates who wish to appear for the JEE Main exam. However, candidates must note that the IITs can set age criteria for admissions. The details are usually published in the JEE Main Information Brochure.

Qualifying Exam: Irrespective of age, the applicant can qualify if they have cleared their Class 12 or any equivalent exam, such as a two-year Pre-University exam, Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy exam, senior secondary school examination, Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination, Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination, a diploma recognised by the AICTE or a State board, General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level, High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

Year: Only those candidates who have passed the Class 12 or equivalent examination in 2021 and 2022 or those who are appearing for it in 2024 are eligible to appear in JEE Main 2024.

Qualifying Marks: There is no minimum pass percentage for appearing in the JEE Main exam. However, the applicants must pass their Class 12 board or other equivalent examinations.

Number of Attempts: Candidates can appear for the exam for 3 consecutive years.

Subjects Pursued in the Qualifying Exam:

The applicants must have passed the qualifying exam with a minimum of five subjects: Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational Subject, and any other subject.

B.E or B.Tech Courses
1. Physics
2. Mathematics
3. Language Subject
4. Any of the following: Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject
5. Any Optional subject


B.Arch/ B.Planning Courses
1. Physics
2. Language Subject
3. Mathematics (Compulsory Subject)
4. Any of the following: Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject
5. Any Optional subject
Score out of 300RankPercentile
286- 29219-1299.99826992- 99.99890732
280-28442-2399.99617561 – 99.99790569
268- 279106-6499.99034797 – 99.99417236
250- 267524-10899.95228621- 99.99016586
200-2144667-286399.57503767- 99.73930423
189-1996664- 483099.39319714- 99.56019541
175-18810746-715299.02150308 – 99.3487614
95-10176260-6699993.05600452 -93.89928202
89-9487219-7811192.05811248 -92.88745828
79-88109329-9014490.0448455 -91.79177119
CategoryJEE Main 2022 CutoffJEE Main 2021 CutoffJEE Main 2020 CutoffJEE Main 2019 Cutoff
Name of Top 10 NITsNIT Ranking 2022 (MHRD)B.Tech Programmes
NIT Trichy (NITT), 196489
NIT Karnataka (NITK), 1960108
NIT Rourkela (NITRKL), 19611514
NIT Warangal (NITW), 1959218
NIT Calicut (NITC), 19613111
NIT Durgapur (NITDGP), 1960348
NIT Nagpur (VNIT), 1960328
NIT Jaipur (MNIT), 1963468
NIT Allahabad (MNNIT), 1961479
NIT Kurukshetra (NITKKR), 1963507

  • NCERT – Maths XI and XII
  • S. L. Loney – Trigonometry
  • S. L. Loney – Coordinate Geometry
  • Hall and Knight – Higher Algebra
  • I.A. Maron – Problems in Calculus of One Variable

  • NCERT Books – Class 11 and Class 12
  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
  • J.D. Lee (Organic Chemistry)
  • Morrison and Boyd (Inorganic Chemistry)

  • H.C. Verma – Concepts of Physics Vol I and II
  • I.E. Irodov – Problems in General Physics
  • Halliday, Resnick, and Walker – Fundamentals of Physics
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