The National Testing Agency of NTA, who conduct the JEE Main and Advanced examinations for entrance into IIT and other reputed Engineering Colleges in India, have defined the Question Drop Policy for the April 2023 JEE Main examination (which is also called the Session 2 Paper).
As per the Policy, the NTA has defined in advance as to what will happen in case a Question is dropped from the examination paper (subsequent to the examination). A defined in the FAQs, a dropped Question in either of the sections, will be dealt with in the following manner:
For Section A: If none of the options is found correct or a Question is found to be wrong or a Question is dropped then full marks will be awarded to all candidates who have appeared irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.
For Section B: If a question is found to be incorrect or the Question is dropped then Four marks (+4) will be awarded ONLY to all those who have attempted the question. The reason could be due to human error or technical error.
In the earlier policy that was applicable till January 2023, in accordance with the JEE Main 2022 marking scheme,
For Section A: If none of the options is found correct or a Question is found to be wrong or a Question is dropped then percent equivalence is to be established on the remaining questions whether attempted or not attempted.”
For Section B: If any question has two correct answers and the candidate has chosen either one answer, full marks will be awarded in both cases ONLY for those candidates who have attempted the dropped question. And for dropped questions, full marks will be allotted to all the candidates.
Section A of the papers consists of 90 Multiple Choice questions, of which a candidate needs to attempt 75. Any additional question if attempted correctly, gets the candidate bonus marks. Section B of the paper consists of 10 questions that have a numerical value as its answer. The candidate has to attempt 5 out of these 10 questions.