JEE Mains 2022: NTA introduces negative marking for Section B; Know marking scheme

JEE Mains 2022: Unlike last year, engineering aspirants will get only two attempts to appear for the exam. NTA will hold exams in April and May.

JEE Mains 2022: NTA introduces negative marking for Section B; Know marking scheme NTA JEE Mains 2022
Abhiraj P | Mar 4, 2022 - 4:02 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has introduced negative marking for Section B in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains 2022. In section B, candidates should enter the answer in numerical value.

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In JEE Mains 2022, paper 1 and the first part of paper 2 will have two sections – section A and section B. The JEE Mains 2022 exam section A will be in multiple-choice questions (MCQs) mode. In section B, candidates are supposed to enter answers in numerical values. Out of the 10 questions provided in section B, candidates are required to answer any five. In section B, candidates can enter the answer by rounding off to the nearest integer.

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Page number 16 of JEE Mains 2022 information bulletin mentions no negative marks for section B, however, the NTA in its latest notice clarified that section B will have negative marking.

As per the JEE Mains 2022 marking scheme, the JEE Mains 2022 section A will have MCQ questions, for which, four marks will be awarded for the right answer and 1 mark reduced for the wrong answer. The same is applied to JEE Mains section B too. In section B, every correct answer will be given 4 marks and one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. In both cases, no marks will be added or reduced for an unanswered question.

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The JEE Mains 2022 exam date was announced by NTA on the official website, The exam will be conducted in two sessions in April and May, with the first phase scheduled to be held from April 16 to 21 and the second phase from May 24 to 29. Last year, engineering aspirants were given four attempts to appear for the national level engineering entrance exam to improve their scores.

The registration process of JEE Main 2022 began on March 1. Candidates can apply for the JEE Main 2022 exam till March 31 at But according to NTA, there will not be any correction facility for JEE Main 2022 online application. Hence, students have to be very careful when filling out the JEE Main application form 2022.

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