The JEE Main off-line Examination was conducted on 6 April, 2014. It was a 3 hour paper, which started at 9:30 AM. The test paper had 90 questions with total of 360 marks. Each question was of 4 marks. There were 3 parts in the question paper consisting of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The order of subjects were different in different versions of the booklets. The options given for the questions were also shuffled in various versions.
Each subject carried 30 questions. All questions were objective in nature with 4 choices and there was only one correct response. Each question carried 4 marks for the correct response and -1 for wrong response. There were no 'Assertion Reasoning' type of questions in any of the subjects this time. All questions were Single Correct Multiple Choice type.
There was equal distribution of questions from Class 11 and Class 12 portions. About one-third of the questions were from Mechanics. There were 6 questions from Electricity & Magnetism, 3 from Heat & Thermodynamics, 11 from Mechanics, 5 from Modern Physics, 3 from Optics and 2 from SHM & Waves.
There were 14 questions from Physical Chemistry, and 8 each from Organic and Inorganic Chemistry.
Algebra, Differential Calculus and Integral Calculus had major share of questions. There were 5 questions from Differential Calculus, 4 from Integral Calculus and 5 from Coordinate Geometry.