JEE Main 2016 Exam Pattern for Paper1 & Paper2: Know how JEE Question Paper Look Like?

JEE is one of the toughest engineering examinations conducted for students to take admissions in some of the most reputed colleges of India. This examination is conducted in over 16 states and 9 cities of the world. The students from outside India are also given chance to study here on merit basis. JEE Exam pattern has changed over the years, though these changes were made because of change in overall curriculum. Most of the students feel tension free after giving the JEE exam, but there are still many who eagerly wait for JEE Main Answer Key so that they can check out the questions they have answered correctly.


JEE Main Exam Pattern

The Exam pattern for JEE main is released every year and complete details of the paper pattern is indicated on the information brochure. JEE Main Exam Pattern is very similar to that of pattern of JEE Main 2015. The marking scheme, number of questions, paper type and other things are kept similar to that of previous year. All the candidates can easily check the JEE Main Exam pattern here and get a brief idea how the JEE paper will look like.

JEE Main 2016 Exam Pattern (Paper 1 and Paper 2)

JEE Main Online examination will be conducted on April 3 while the JEE Main Offline examination will be conducted on April 9. On 18 April, CBSE will release the JEE Main 2016 Answer Key and the students can challenge the answers marked on Answer Key till 22 April. CBSE will then announce the JEE Main 2016 cut off marks on 27 April. The students scoring above cut-off marks can apply for JEE Advanced 2016 from April 29 and the registrations will be closed on May 4. JEE-Advanced examination will be conducted on May 22 and the results will be announced on 12 June.

It is really important for every candidate to learn about the JEE syllabus and JEE exam pattern before giving the examination. This will help him/her in preparation of the exam nicely. SO here, we have mentioned JEE Main 2016 Exam Pattern for Paper 1 (B.Tech/ BE):

  • Examination Mode: Paper 1 of JEE Main 2016 will be held in both P&P (Pen & Paper) mode as well as CBT (Computer Based Mode). Candidates must have chosen the mode of examination at the time of registration.
  • Language: JEE Main 2016 question paper will be available in Hindi as well as English language. The residents from Gujrat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Dui are given Gujrati Language at supportive option while the applicants from Maharashtra can also write the test in Marathi Language.
  • Time Limit: All the candidates will be given at most 3 hours to complete all the questions given the paper. However, it is totally up to the candidate that how many questions he/she solves in the given time. The candidates with physical disabilities (above 40 percent damage) will be given one hour extra.
  • Sections: JEE Main 2016 paper will have three sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Question Type: A total of 30 questions in each section will be present. Each question will be multiple choice types. This means that a total of 90 questions will be there in the examination.
  • Marking Scheme: Every correct answer in the paper will be awarded 4 marks while one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.


No. Of Question Marks Per Question Total Marks













Total 90  


JEE Main 2016 Paper 2 Exam Pattern (B.Arch / B.Planning)

Here is the exam pattern for students who are planning their career in architecture. The pattern is slightly different from the exam pattern of Paper 1.

  • Examination Mode: Paper 2 of JEE Main 2016 will be held in both P&P (Pen & Paper) mode only. No online mode is available for Paper 2.
  • Sections: JEE Main 2016 paper will have three sections –Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing.
  • Question Type: The aptitude section will consist of about 40 questions while there will be 30 questions in Mathematics section. Each question in both these sections will be multiple choice types. The drawing section will consist of 7 questions and the candidate can choose to attempt any of the two.
  • Marking Scheme: The Marking scheme for Paper 2 will be same as that of JEE Main Paper 1.

Final Say

After the successful commencement of Paper 1 and Paper 2, the JEE Main Answer Key 2016 will be available on April 18 released by CBSE, though many websites will release the unofficial answer keys after the exam has commenced.

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