The National Testing Agency, which conducts the JEE Main exam, has changed the exam pattern for the coming session of the Joint Entrance Examination. It has now introduced a separate paper for entrance to B.Planning course, instead of the single paper meant for both B.Arch. and B.Planning. Candidates should be careful while selecting the papers in which they wish to appear.

Earlier, there was a single paper for B.Arch. and B.Planning. With the addition of the new paper, there are now three papers in JEE Main exam. Paper 1 is for candidates who wish to take admission in BE or B.Tech. program, Paper 2 is for B.Arch., and Paper 3 is for B.Planning. Earlier, Paper 2 was meant for students who wished to take admission in B.Arch. or B.Planning courses offered by any NIT, IIIT, or Centrally-funded Technical Institute.

The JEE Main question paper will be available in English, Hindi, or Gujarati. Students can appear for all three, any two, or just one paper, as per their choice and convenience. Paper 2, meant for B.Arch., will have three parts in the question paper. Part I, Mathematics, and Part II, Aptitude Test, will be computer-based and Part III, Drawing Test, will be pen-paper based. In case of Paper 3, meant for B.Planning, first two parts of the question paper will be same as that of B.Arch. However, Part III of the question paper will have planning-based questions. The entire paper will be conducted in computer-based mode.

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