JEE Main 2026: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

JEE Main 2026JEE Main 2026 Notification will release in the month of November 2025. NTA which is an independent body & testing organization is responsible for conducting JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) Main. Every year, JEE -Main is conducted in two sessions (January and April).

Joint Entrance Examination – JEE (Main) is organized for admission into UG courses (B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Plan). It is also an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced) which is also organized every year for entry into IITs. For admission into Engineering courses (B.E/ B.Tech), students must qualify JEE Main (Paper I) & for admission in Architecture & Planning (B.Arch/ B.Plan), JEE Main (Paper 2) should be qualified. Admission will be offered to qualifying candidates at NITs, CFTIs, IIITs/ Institutions/ Universities funded/ Participating State Governments, etc. Check complete information regarding JEE Main 2026 Registration, application form, exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

JEE Main 2026 Overview

NameJEE Main 2026
Full formJoint Entrance Examination – Main
Organizing AuthorityNTA (National Testing Agency)
Level of ExamNational Level Exam
Number of Sessions2 session – January & April
Offered CoursesB.Tech/ B.E/ B.Arch/ B.Plan
No of PapersPaper 1 (B.Tech/ B.E)
Paper 2 (B.Arch/ B.Plan)
Exam modeCBT mode
Application modeOnline mode

JEE Main 2026 Exam Dates

To know complete details about JEE Main Exam dates 2026, check in the below provided section:

EventsDates 2026 (Tentative)
Session 1 (Jan session)Session 2 (April session)
Release of notificationIn the month of November 2025
Starting of registration process1st week of November 20251st week of February 2026
Last date to apply1st week of December 20251st week of March 2026
Last date to pay application fee1st week of December 20251st week of March 2026
Application Correction facility1st – 2nd week of December 20251st – 2nd week of March 2026
Image correction opens1st – 2nd week of December 20251st – 2nd week of March 2026
Advance city intimation slip availability2nd week of January 20263rd week of March 2026
Availability of admit card3rd week of January 20263 days before the exam date
JEE Main 2026 exam date3rd week of January to 1stweek of February 20261st – 2nd week of April 2026
Release of exam analysis /institutional answer keyJanuary/ February 2026April 2026
Release of official answer keys/ question papers1st week of February 20262nd week of April 2026
Result announcement2nd week of February 20264th week of April 2026
Counselling process beginsMay/ June 2026

JEE Main 2026 Application Form

Checkout details about JEE Main 2026 Application form in the below provided section:

  • JEE Main 2026 Registration process will begin in first week of November 2025.
  • Complete application process will be carried out in online mode Forms through any other mode will not be accepted.
  • Students have the option of registering for single session or for both sessions Form will be bilingual i.e., in Hindi or English.
  • No request for changes in details will be permitted after form submission, so carefully fill the application details.
  • Submit only single application as multiple applications will not be accepted. Strict actions may be taken against the ones who will submit more than one form.
  • Application procedure is divided into various steps – Online Registration, Filling of application, uploading of scanned images, application fee payment & confirmation/ printing of form.
  • After application form submission, students need not to send any document or confirmation page to the authority through post/ fax/ email/ by hand.

Application Fee:

  • JEE Main 2026 Application fee can be paid online using credit card/ debit card/ UPI/ net banking.
  • Fee is non-refundable. Processing or GST charges may be applicable which are to be paid by candidates.
  • Fee is described below category wise & paper wise for Centres in India and outside India:
PapersCategoryApplication Fee
Exam Centres in IndiaExam Centres Outside India
B.E./ B.Tech
GeneralBoys – Rs. 1000
Girls – Rs. 800
Boys – Rs.5000
Girls – Rs.4000
Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL candidatesBoys – Rs. 900
Girls – Rs. 800
Boys – Rs. 4500
Girls – Rs. 4000
SC/ ST/ PwDBoys – Rs. 500
Girls – Rs. 500
Boys – Rs. 2500
Girls – Rs. 2500
Third Gender5003000
B.E./ B.Tech & B. Arch
B.E./ B.Tech & B. Planning
B.E./ B.Tech, B. Arch &
B.Arch & B.Planning
Gen/ Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL candidatesBoys – Rs. 2000
Girls – Rs. 1600
Boys – Rs. 10000
Girls – Rs. 8000
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender candidatesBoys – Rs. 1000
Girls – Rs. 1000
Boys – Rs. 5000
Girls – Rs. 5000
Third Gender10005000

How to Register for JEE Main 2026

To know steps for JEE Main 2026 registration, candidates can check below:

  • Visit the online website (Link will be given above).
  • Click on the option provided as – ‘JEE (Main) 2024: Click Here to Register & Login.’
  • Now instructions to fill application will be displayed on the screen. Carefully go through the details and instructions to apply.
  • Register using valid id proof and other details. Now login details – application number and password will be generated.
  • Fill other details – personal, qualification, communication, choice of exam city, etc.
  • Now upload the scanned images of photograph, signature, category certificate as per the mentioned format and size.
  • Proceed for next step to pay application fee using provided online payment methods.
  • Confirm all the filled details before final submission as no changes will be allowed after form submission.
  • Download, save and take print of application form for reference in future.

Documents Required for JEE Main Registration 2026:

List of required documents while registering for JEE Main 2026 is provided below:

  • Valid Id proof
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Candidate’s Photograph
  • Candidate’s Signature
  • Qualification details/ Certificate, etc.

JEE Main 2026 Form Correction

The application correction procedure of JEE Main 2026 opens few days after the completion of registration process. Students can modify the editable details online through login. No correction will be entertained through post/ fax/ mail/ by hand.

For January session, JEE Main Correction 2026 can be done from 1st – 2nd week of December 2025 & from 1st – 2nd week of March 2026 for April session. Only one time facility will be provided to candidates for editing the form.

JEE Main 2026 Eligibility Criteria

Know complete details about JEE Main Eligibility & Qualification in the below provided section:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates who have passed 12th or its equivalent in 2024, 2025 or appearing in 12th in the year 2026 are only eligible for JEE Main 2026.
  • Age Limit: There is no age limit prescribed to apply. However, students need to fulfill age criteria prescribed by the institution in which they are taking admission.
  • Attempt Limit: No attempt limit is prescribed.
  • Nationality: Indian nationals as well as international applicants are eligible to apply. International applicants must obtain necessary marks as prescribed by AIU to appear for JEE Main.
  • State Code of Eligibility: Applicants are required to choose state code of eligibility from which they have passed their 12th level.
    • Also, it does not depend upon the native place/ residence.
    • Those passing their qualifying exam from foreign nation have to choose their state code of eligibility as per their permanent address mentioned on passport.
  • Eligibility for Admitting Institute: For admission in various top institutions like IIITs, NITs, CFTIs, students need to pass their 12th level with certain combination of subjects –
    • Passed 12th with Physics & Mathematics subject along with Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology/ technical vocational subjects (For B.Tech/ B.E).
    • Passed 12th with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as compulsory subjects (For B.Arch).
    • Passed 12th with Mathematics as compulsory subject (For B.Plan).
  • Qualifying Marks (Through CSAB): For admission through CSAB counselling, students should have passed 12th with 75% marks (65% for ST/SC) OR be among top 20 percentile in 12th level.

 JEE Main 2026 Exam Pattern

To know about JEE Main Exam pattern details, checkout the below given section:

  • Mode of Exam: JEE Main 2026 Paper 1 & 2 will be held in CBT mode. However, drawing test of Paper 2 (Architecture) will be held offline (pen and paper mode).
  • Total Papers: For B.E/ B.Tech, paper 1 will be held. For B.Arch, Paper 2A & for B.Plan, Paper 2B will be held.
  • Choice Medium of Paper: The paper will be held in 13 languages – English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Odia, Telugu, Tamil & Urdu.
  • Type of Questions: Paper will have multiple choice questions (MCQs).
  • Time: For Paper 1 & Paper 2A& 2B, 3 hours will be allotted. For both Paper 2A & 2B together, time duration is 3 hours 30 minutes. Additional 20 minutes is given for PWD candidates for 1 hour exam.
  • Marking: For each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded. -1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Check paper wise distribution of questions in below provided table:

For B.E/ B.Tech:

SubjectSection ASection BMarks

For B.Arch:

SubjectsSection wise QuestionsMarks 
Part 1: Mathematics20 (Section A) & 10 (Section B)100
Part 2: Aptitude Test50200
Part 3: Drawing Test02100

For B.Plan:

SubjectsSection wise QuestionsMarks 
Part 1: Mathematics20 (Section A) & 10 (Section B)100
Part 2: Aptitude Test50200
Part 3: Planning25100

JEE Main 2026 Syllabus

Details about JEE Main 2026 Syllabus can be checked online on the website. It will be similar with the syllabus of 11th/12th level.

Check Paper wise/ subject wise syllabus in the below given table:

For B.E/ B.Tech (Paper 1)
Laws of Motion, Kinematics, Gravitation, Work, Energy & Power, Rotational Motion, Thermodynamics, Physics & Measurement, Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism, Properties of Solids & Liquids, Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation, Optics, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Waves, Electronic Devices, Atoms & Nuclei, etc.Physical Chemistry – Atomic structure, chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics, equilibrium, some basic concepts in chemistry, states of matter etc.


Organic Chemistry – Purification & characterization of organic compounds, chemistry in everyday life, some basics principles of organic chemistry, Organic compounds containing nitrogen, organic compounds containing halogens, etc.


Inorganic Chemistry – Block elements (alkali & alkaline earth metals), classifications of elements & periodicity in properties, block element group 13 to group 18 elements, Hydrogen, environmental chemistry, d & f block elements, etc.

Sets, Complex Numbers & Sequences & Series, Relations & Functions, Matrices & Determinants, Integral Calculus, Permutations & Combinations, Three-Dimensional Geometry, Differential Equations, Limit, Continuity & Differentiability, Vector Algebra, Trigonometry, etc.



For B.Arch (Paper 2A)
Part I: The topics in Part 1 of Paper 2A will contain questions from Mathematics subject. The topics are similar to the ones as mentioned above in Paper 1 of Mathematics.Part II: An aptitude test will be conducted in this part. Questions will be asked from topics -Awareness of person, places, texture & objects related to architecture & building, visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings, buildings &materials, analytical reasoning, etc.Part III: Drawing test is covered in this section in which candidates are asked to sketch scenes & activities from memory of urbanscape (festivals, market, public space, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, etc). rural life & landscape (riverfronts, Jungle, Gardens, trees, Plants, etc.).

This part is conducted in drawing sheet and students are advised to bring pencils, geometry box, crasets, pencils, crayons, etc

For B.Plan (Paper 2B)
Part I: Topics in Part 1 of Paper 2B will contain questions from Mathematics subject. The topics are like the ones as mentioned above in Paper 1 & 2A of Mathematics.Part II: An aptitude test will be conducted in this part. Questions will be asked from topics – Awareness of person, texture & objects related to architecture & building, places, visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings, analytical reasoning, buildings &materials, etc.Part III: This part will contain questions related to various topics of planning. The part will cover various questions from topics – General Awareness, Social sciences & Thinking skills.

JEE Main 2026 Preparation Tips

Here we have mentioned the tips and tricks to be followed while preparing for the exam:

·      Firstly, start check out the complete syllabus of JEE Main 2026.
·      Go through the complete exam pattern to know the questions paper strategy.
·      Try to solve the previous year questions papers as much as you can.
·      Make a proper schedule with dedicated time for each subject and revision.
·      Solve a chapter wise mock test after completion of a chapter.
·      Do a regular revision of the toughest part of syllabus.
·      Take a proper diet and do regular exercise to make yourself fit and stress free.

JEE Main Frequently Asked Questions:

Answer: The JEE Main 2026 application form will be released in the first week of November 2025 for session 1.

Answer: No, JEE Main exam is conducted twice in every year in session 1 & 2.

Answer: Yes, appearing candidates in class 12th level will also eligible to apply for the exam.

Answer: Yes, there will be no age limit to apply for the exam .

Answer: The exam will be conducted through online CBT mode.

Answer: The exam will be conducted from the first week of February 2026 for session 1.

Answer: May or May not be, there is no such chances till now as per UGC chairman.

Answer: Yes, OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) candidates will be able to apply for the exam.

Answer: Yes, candidates will be eligible to apply for any one or all the sessions.

Answer: No, candidates will not be required to send the printout of the form to the authority.

JEE Main Exam Centres

Students can check complete list of JEE Main exam centres which are allotted to students in the past years –

Exam cities Inside India: Amalapuram, Chittoor, Bobbili, Guntur, Kurnool, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Guwahati, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Raipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ambala, Bilaspur, Jammu, Dhanbad, Ranchi, Mysuru, Malappuram, Kargil, Gwalior, Amravati, Nagpur, Pune, Shillong, Jalandhar, Madurai, Vellore, Ghaziabad, Bareilly, Varanasi, Almora, Haldwani, Dehradun, Pauri Garhwal, Roorkee, Durgapur and many more.

Exam Cities Outside India: Brasilia, Manama, Paris, Beijing, Toronto, Dubai, Doha, Oslo, Muscat, Belin, Sharjah, Kathmandu, Sharjah, Riyadh, Kuwait City, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Vienna, Jakarta, Moscow, Lagos/ Abuja, Port Louis/ Reduit and Bangkok.

JEE Main 2026 City Intimation Slip

Before releasing the admit card, NTA will release the city intimation slip online. It will mention the exam city, exam date, etc. details of the appearing candidate. Students need to enter their login details to know the city allotted to them.

For January session, it will release in second week of January 2026. For Session 2, advance city intimation slip will be made available in third week of March 2026.

JEE Main 2026 Admit Card

National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the JEE Main 2026 admit card through online mode. It will be accessible from the website by entering the valid login credentials. Details such as application number and date of birth will be required to download the admit card.

To keep the hardcopy of the JEE Main 2026 admit card will be mandatory to appear in the entrance exam. It will consist with the details such as name, roll number, exam name, time, venue, signature, etc. On the day of examination, candidates will have to carry a valid admit card along with the valid Photo ID for verification.

JEE Main 2026 Answer Key

JEE Main 2026 Answer key will be published through online mode only for appeared candidates only. It will be released separately for both the sessions on the website. Candidates can access the answer key in PDF format.

Moreover, the National Testing Agency will allow the candidates to challenge the answer key in case of any discrepancy in it. Candidates will predict their estimated scores in exam with the help of answer key. After analyzing all raised queries against the answer key, the final answer key will be published.

JEE Main 2026 Result

The JEE Main 2026 result will be released in the first week of April 2026. Candidates will have to visit the website to check result through online mode. To download the result, candidates will have to use their login credentials such as application number and date of birth.

It will comprise with a NTA scores, roll number, percentile and more. Those top 2,50,000 qualifiers of NTA exam will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced examination. Candidates will have to download the JEE Main 2026 scorecard from the website and keep it safe till the admission procedure.

JEE Main 2026 Cut Off

NTA will release the qualifying cut off for JEE Main 2026 through online mode. Candidates will have to visit the website of NTA to check the cut off list. It will be available after the declaration of result through online mode.

A separate cut off will be released by the authority for both sessions of JEE Main. Cut off will also indicate the minimum marks required to appear for JEE Advanced 2026 exam.

JEE Main 2026 Counselling

The JEE Main 2026 counselling procedure will be organized by JoSAA through online mode. The detailed notification regarding JoSAA counselling will be available on the website. Those qualified candidates in JEE Main 2026 examination will be called to participate in the counselling procedure.

Candidates will have to complete the counselling registration to participate in counselling. To get admission into NITs, IITs and GFTIs, the counseling procedure will be held. There will be various steps in counseling such as registration, choice filing, locking of choices, seat allotment, & payment of seat acceptance fee. For verification process, original documents of a candidates will also be required.

Required Documents for Counselling:

  • JEE Main 2026 seat allotment letter issued by JoSAA
  • Three passport size photographs
  • A government issued photo identity card
  • Proof of Fee payment for JEE Main 2026 seat acceptance
  • Date of Birth Proof
  • JEE Main 2026 Admit Card
  • Class 12th mark sheet
  • JEE Main 2026 score card
  • Category certificate (if required), etc.

Participating Institutes of JEE Main 2026

Here we have provided the participating institutes of JEE Main 2026:

  • Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
  • Motilala Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
  • National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh
  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut
  • National Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
  • National Institute of Technology, Goa
  • National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
  • National Institute of Technology, Manipur
  • National Institute of Technology, Mizoram
  • National Institute of Technology, Patna
  • National Institute of Technology, Raipur
  • National Institute of Technology, Sikkim

In case of any query related to JEE Main 2026, candidates can feel free to ask their queries below in the comment section.

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