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JEE Main 2022 Attempts: Changes, Exam Schedule and Limit

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JEE Main 2022 Attempts will be updated on the latest updates released by NTA. Earlier, JEE Main Attempt limit was increased. For 2021, NTA decided to conduct JEE Main in 4 phases. Candidates interested to apply for JEE Main were allowed to give any or all four 2021 attempts. Candidates can give the JEE Main for three consecutive years post completing their class 12 as per guidelines given by the NTA. Check JEE Main 2022 eligibility criteria

  • For instance, in case a student has passed class 12 in 2020, he/she is allowed to give the JEE Main 2020, 2021, and 2022.
  • There is no upper age limit for appearing in the exam. Given that you meet the minimum JEE Main eligibility criteria, you can give the exam for three consecutive years.

Total JEE Main 2022 Attempts

  • Candidates will be eligible to apply based on their eligibility and not based on the number of JEE Main 2022 Attempts, they have been given to qualify the exam.
  • Candidates are eligible to apply for JEE Main for three consecutive years.
  • JEE Main 2022 Exam will be conducted four times a year, in February, March, April, and May.
  • Candidates can appear for all the four JEE Main Attempts.
  • Candidates' appearance in all four sessions would be considered one single attempt.

JEE Main Attempts 2021 Dates

JEE Main Attempts 2022 - Dates and Schedule

Events JEE Main February JEE Main March JEE Main April JEE Main May
Release of Application Form 2nd week of January 2022 1st week of March 2022 1st week of March 2022 4th week of April 2022
JEE Main 2022 3rd week of February 2022 4th Week of March 2022 4th Week of April 2022 1st week of June 2022
Announcement of Result 2nd week of March 2022 3rd Week of April 2022 3rd Week of May 2022 1st Week of July 2022

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JEE Main Attempts 2021 Trends

Candidates sitting for JEE Main can attempt the exam three consecutive times i.e. taking JEE Main 2020, 2021 and 2022 will be considered three different attempts. JEE Main January and April session are considered a single attempt and the final rank of the student is prepared after conducting the April exam and only the best of two marks will be considered. 

While the candidates giving JEE Main 2022 can attempt in any or all four attempts. JEE Main exam 2022 will be held in February, March, April and May 2022. As per NTA, candidates are allowed to give the JEE Main for three consecutive years post completing their class 12. JEE Main Attempts Limit 2022 has increased to 4.

Also Check: JEE Main vs JEE Advanced: What are the differences?


JEE Main Increase in Attempts

JEE Main Increase in Attempts - Impact on Cut off and Admissions

The score of JEE Main 2022 will be valid for the current year only. This means in case a candidate appears for JEE Main 2021, he/she is eligible for admission in the institute only for the academic year 2021-22 only. With a decision to conduct JEE Main 2021 four times, it will result in increasing the competition level. There will be a huge surge in the overall cutoff due to the higher JEE Main Attempts Limit. Almost all toppers who do wonderful in their first attempt also appear in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th attempts, which gradually will increase their scores resulting in higher cut-off and more challenging admission process.

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JEE Main Attempts Increased - How does it benefit me? 

  • With an increase in JEE Main attempts, candidates will get more opportunity to give the exam with greater proficiency each time, which in turn will increase the competition level.
  • Candidates will get more chances to succeed; in case they fail in the first attempt, they still have the remaining 3 attempts.
  • Also, candidates will get less time to revise and study up concepts, as they will try to give all the JEE Main attempts.
  • Candidates will face more pressure due to higher JEE Main Attempts 2022 which makes it difficult for them to concentrate on their studies. The mental burden of getting the drive up to perform good in all 4 exams is an unnecessary burden on all the JEE Main aspirants.
  • So, the impact won't be that good, unless JEE Main attempts get restricted to the previous limit of 2 only, in a year.

JEE Main Attempts Eligibility

JEE Main Attempts- Eligibility and Registration Process

Elements Eligible criteria
Qualifying exam for JEE Main Candidates must have passed Class 12th Board exam/Intermediate examination or equivalent examination as mentioned by NTA.
Age Limit No age limit
Qualifying Year of 10+2 level exam Candidates who have cleared class 12th in 2020, 2021 or appearing in 2022 and can give the JEE Main 2022. Candidates who cleared Class 12th exam in 2019 or before as well or one the ones giving class 12th examination in 2022 or later will not be allowed to give the JEE (Main) 2022.
Subjects Candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in their class 12th level.
Total Attempts Candidates are allowed to give JEE Main 2022, four times a year.

Also Check JEE Main 2022 Eligibility Criteria 


JEE Mains 2021 Registration

JEE Main 2022 Application Form

Candidates giving the JEE Main 2022 exam can refer to the detailed registration process mentioned below:

Online Registration

  • New candidates applying for JEE Main 2022 are supposed to register on the official website of the exam.
  • Candidates who have already registered in the past are not supposed to register again on the official website. Old candidates can sign in to JEE Main official website using their previous credentials.

Fill all the required details

  • After applying online, candidates are supposed to fill their personal, academic and contact details in the JEE Main application form.
  • Pen down the system-generated application number as it will be used later.
  • Some of the details that candidates need to fill while applying include name of the exam, personal details, academic information, Communication details, Guardian Details, Preferred exam cities, among others details.
  • Candidates are allowed to choose a maximum of 4 cities based on their preference.

Upload all the scanned documents

  • When applying, candidates are supposed to upload a scanned photograph and signature in the specifications prescribed.
  • The photograph can either be coloured or black/white (but it must be clear) with the name of the candidate and date of taking the photograph printed on it
  • Candidates are supposed to keep 6-8 identical photographs that are used while scanning the documents as it will be required in the further admission process.

Check JEE Main 2022 Application Form- How to Fill?

JEE Main 2022 Application fees

Post successfully filling all the details related to JEE Main application, candidates are supposed to pay the application fees. The fees can be paid in an online mode only, candidates can use their Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking/Paytm/UPI to make the transfers.


Frequently Asked Questions

JEE Main Attempts - Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. How many sessions will there be on the JEE Main 2022 exam?

Ans. NTA will take JEE Main 2022 in four sessions including February, March, April and May. So there are four JEE Main Attempts.


Ques. Is there any change in JEE Main attempts limit in 2022?

Ans. NTA has not yet released any information on JEE Main 2022. However, just like the previous year, NTA is expected to conduct JEE Main 2022 in 4 attempts- February, March, April and May.


Ques. Is there any change in the syllabus due to the increased JEE Main Attempts Limit?

Ans. No, the syllabus of JEE Main 2022 will remain the same. There will be no change in the syllabus due to increased JEE Main attempts. However, keeping in view the decision taken by different Boards across the country, NTA has decided that there will be a total of 90 Questions in the Question Paper and the candidates are given the option to attempt 75 questions only. Also, no marks will be deducted for 15 optional questions


Ques. What are the pros of the increased JEE Main Attempts limit 2022?

Ans. Increased JEE Main Attempts 2022 will offer several opportunities to the candidates so that they can improve their scores in the examination. Also, in case someone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control, they don’t have to wait for the next year, rather they can give the exam in the remaining three sessions.


Ques. Am I allowed to apply for one session or more than one session at the same time?

Ans. Candidates have the option to apply for one session or for more than one Session (February/March /April /May 2022) together, but they need to pay the exam fee accordingly in case they are taking the benefit of higher JEE Main Attempts 2022.


Ques. How many attempts am I allowed to give in JEE Main 2022?

Ans. The total number of JEE Main attempts 2022 will be four in JEE Main 2022 as the exam will be taken in four sessions.


Ques. In case I have not applied for the March session, am I permitted another JEE Main 2022 attempt in the remaining sessions?

Ans. Yes, candidates who have not applied for the February Session, can have a remaining JEE Main 2022 attempt. The application window will be opened once again immediately post results of the February / March/ April Sessions are announced.


Ques. Is it compulsory to give the JEE Main in all the sessions?

Ans. No, it is not mandatory, it is purely the candidate's choice. Whether they want to give one attempt or two or all four, is entirely their decision. There is no restriction on JEE Main Attempts Limit. In case they have attempted all the exams, the better of the two scores will be considered while preparing the merit list.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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