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Every year lakhs of candidates from across the country apply for the examination of JEE Main. The examination is conducted for courses such as Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) / Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), and Bachelor of Planning (B.Plan). From 2021 onwards the examinations of JEE Main are going to be conducted four times a year as opposed to two times due to COVID situation.

JEE Main Exam is going to be conducted four times a year from 2021 onwards in 13 different languages and the first session is going to be held on February 23, 2021. Registrations for JEE Main Feb 2021 are being accepted now. Interested candidates can visit the JEE Main Application Form page to apply now!

What is the JEE Main Exam?

The JEE Main or Joint Entrance Examination Main is a national level entrance examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission into Engineering (B.E./B.Tech) and Architecture (B.Arch/B.Plan) courses in the top Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs), like the NITs, IIITs, and SFIs, State Engineering Colleges of the participating states, and other participating institutions.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), which is now known as the Ministry of Education, Government of India (GOI), has established the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous, and self-sustained premier testing organization under Society Registration Act 1860 for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions.

The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (now known as Ministry of Education), Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) to the NTA from 2019 onwards.

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) comprises two papers. The Paper I is conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E/B. Tech) at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), Institutions / Universities funded / recognized by participating State Governments, as well as an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced), which is conducted for admission to IITs and other engineering colleges.

Why was the JEE Main 2021 modified?

The JEE Main 2021 was modified from the previous years and is being conducted in multiple sessions (February/March/April/May 2021) for admissions in the next academic session. The candidates will thus benefit in the following ways:

  • This will give multiple opportunities to the candidates to improve their scores in the examination if they fail to give their best in the first attempt without wasting their whole academic year.
  • In the first attempt, the students will get first-hand experience of taking an examination and will know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the next time.
  • This will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.
  • If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control, then he/she will not have to wait for one full year.

Joint Seat Allocation Authority has the authority to conduct the counselling process for the participating institutes. The following table shows the overview highlights for JEE Main 2021.

Exam Name Joint Entrance Examination Main
Acronym JEE Main
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level National
Category Undergraduate
Frequency Four times a year (February, March, April and May)
JEE Main Exam Mode Online i.e. Computer-Based Test (CBT) & Offline i.e. Pen & Paper-Based Test (PBT) only for (Drawing)
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Drawing
JEE Main Exam Duration 3 hours, i.e., 180 minutes
JEE Main Marking Scheme +4 mark for the Correct Answers | -1 Mark for Wrong Answers
Medium/Language English, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, and Urdu
Official Website jeemain.nta.nic.in

What are the important dates for JEE Main 2021?

The admit card and exams days along with the important dates of the JEE Main 2021 exams are mentioned below:

Admit Card: NTA will release the admit Card for the February session of the JEE Main exam in the month of February 2021 before the first week of the exam and It is a mandatory document and one has to carry it to the exam hall without fail.

Exam Day: The exam will be conducted online i.e. Computer-Based Test (CBT) and offline i.e., Pen & Paper-Based Test (PBT) for drawing. The exam dates of JEE Main February 2021 session has been announced. The shifts would be mentioned on every candidate's JEE Main Admit Card.

Important Events/ Schedule Dates (February Session) Dates (March Session) Dates (April Session) Dates (May Session)
Application Form Start Date December 16, 2020 To be announced To be announced To be announced
Application Form Last Date January 16, 2021 To be announced To be announced To be announced
JEE Main 2021 Correction Window Dates To be announced To be announced To be announced To be announced
JEE Main 2021 Admit Card Availability To be announced To be announced To be announced To be announced
JEE Main Exam Date 2021 February 23 - February 26, 2021 To be announced To be announced To be announced
JEE Main 2021 Results Announcement To be announced To be announced To be announced To be announced

What are the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2021?

Candidates who are aiming to write the exam of JEE Main 2020 must ensure their eligibility requirements are put forth by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates must have passed Class 10th and 12th examinations or its equivalent falling under the basic eligibility requirement.

In addition, other aspects of the JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria are listed below:

● Age Limit

As per National Testing Agency (NTA) no age limit specified for the candidates to appear for the exam. However, each candidate must understand that every college (with reference to IITs, NITs, GFTIs, etc.) has prescribed age limits. Details about that will be made available in the JEE Main 2021 information brochure. It is important to plan one's attempts accordingly.

● Educational Qualification

JEE Main 2021 February Session, Candidates are eligible to appear who have passed 10+2 or any other equivalent examination in the year 2019 or 2020 or are appearing in 2021 from a recognized educational board

The following are the educational requirements for candidates seeking admission in B.E, B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Plan courses across the various participating NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs through the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB).

● For B.E. / B.Tech

The candidates must have passed 10+2 or any other equivalent examination with Mathematics and Physics as mandatory subjects along with anyone among the following subjects - Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects, with a minimum of 75% marks for general category candidates and 65% for SC/ST category candidates from a recognized educational board.

● For B.Arch / B.Plan

The candidates must have passed 10+2 or any other equivalent examination with Mathematics as a mandatory subject, with a minimum of 75% marks for general category candidates and 65% for SC/ST category candidates from a recognized educational board.

Are there any reservation criterias in JEE Main 2021?

  • Reservation of Seats

    Candidates belonging to the categories mentioned below have seats reserved for them as well as certain relaxations during the admission process, as per the Government of India rules:
    • Scheduled Castes (SC).
    • Scheduled Tribes (ST).
    • General - Economically Weaker Section (Gen-EWS)
    • Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability.
    • Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL).
  • Provisions for Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

    • Application: Candidates with a disability should fill in the type and percentage of disability correctly in the online application form for JEE Main 2021.
    • Scribe/Reader: Candidate will have the discretion of opting for his/her own scribe/reader or may submit the request to the centre superintendent for the same. Only the candidates, who have 40% or more disability, will be provided with a scribe/reader on the request.
    • Essentials for Reader/Scribe: The centre superintendent will identify the scribe/reader when a request is received from the candidate, he/she would be allowed to meet the scribe a day before the JEE Main 2021 examination to verify the suitability of the scribe.

What is the registration process of JEE Main 2021?

JEE Main 2021 will be conducted four times in February, March, April and May. The dates for the JEE Main 2021 Application Form for the February 2021 session are available from December 16, 2020 till January 16, 2021. Candidates are required to register first and then apply for the same by following the instructions mentioned below.

Candidates will have to fill in the JEE Main 2021 Application Form online. The application fee should be paid through online payment gateways such as credit card/debit card/net banking/UPI/Paytm only. The Application Form Fee Submission Dates are from 16th December 2020 to 17th January 2021.

The step by step procedure on how to apply for JEE Main 2021 is given below:

Step 1: Registration

Registration can be done on the official website of JEE Main 2021 by entering valid credentials in the registration link. A fee is applicable for the registration which must be paid through net banking, credit card, or debit card.

Given below is the registration fee applicable for JEE Main 2021 Registration:

JEE Main 2021
Test Papers
Category In India Outside India

Paper-I - Engineering (B.E./B.Tech.)

OR

Paper-II - Architecture (B.Arch./B.Plan.)

General/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ Gen-EWS

 

SC/ST/PwD/Transgender

Boys - INR 650

Girls - INR 325

 

Boys - INR 325

Girls - INR 325

Boys - INR 3000

Girls - INR 1500

 

Boys - INR 1500

Girls - INR 1500

Both Paper-I - Engineering (B.E./B.Tech.)

AND

Paper-II - Architecture (B.Arch./B.Plan.)

General/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ Gen-EWS

 

SC/ST/PwD/Transgender

Boys - INR 1300

Girls - INR 650

 

Boys - INR 650

Girls - INR 650

Boys - INR 6000

Girls - INR 3000

 

Boys - INR 3000

Girls - INR 3000

Step 2: Documents Upload

While filling out the registration form for JEE Main 2021, candidates will have to upload the scanned copy of a recently taken passport size photograph and signature.

Note: Before filling in the application form, the candidate should have a scanned image of his/her recent passport size photograph and signature in running handwriting. These scanned images are to be uploaded during the submission of the JEE Main 2021 application form. The photograph should be colored or black & white (but clear contrast) with the name of the candidate and date of taking the photograph printed on it.

How to download the Admit Card for JEE Main 2021?

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

The Admit Cards for the JEE Main 2021 January Session are expected to be released on February 5, 2021. The admit card is usually made available to download at least 10 days before the stipulated exam date. In case candidates are unable to download the JEE Main April 2021 Admit Card from the website, they can approach the Helpline numbers between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

To download the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card, follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Visit the JEE (Main) official website.
Step 2: Click on the 'Download Admit Card' link.
Step 3: Enter details like the Application Number/ Date of Birth/ Password and Security Pin.
Step 4: Cross-check all the details on the Admit card before downloading the document

Candidates must carry the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card without fail to the examination centre along with a photo ID proof.

Candidates can find the below-mentioned details on their JEE Main 2021 admit cards.

Roll number Father's name
Applicant’s name Application number
Course name Date of birth
Gender Category
PwD Status Centre Code
State of Eligibility Candidate's Signature and Photograph
Test City Date of Examination
Time of Examination (Paper-I / Paper-II / Paper-III) Candidate’s Parent Signature

What all documents need to be carried along with the Admit Card for JEE Main 2021?

On the day of the exam, the candidate must mandatorily carry the JEE Main Admit Card. However, it is not the only document that the candidate has to carry. The candidate may also be asked to show a government-issued ID as a valid proof of identity. Some of the documents a candidate is required to possess to be considered admissible are listed below:
1. A Government-issued Photo ID (Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID, Passport)
2. A recent passport size photograph
3. PwD Certificate

How many cities have JEE Main 2021 exam centres?

JEE Main 2021 Exam Centres will be based in all the major cities across India. The candidates may choose up to 4 JEE Main 2021 Exam Centres. Best efforts will be taken to allocate the exam center as per the order of preference.

  • ID Proof: Candidates must carry a valid photo ID proof along with the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card to the Exam Centre without fail.
  • Authority: The decision of the NTA regarding the allotment of Exam Centre, Date, and Shift shall be final. So no candidate can request a change in the exam centre.
  • Important Note: Candidates failing to produce a valid photo ID proof (Aadhaar/Voter ID Card) along with the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card/Hall Ticket to the Exam Centre will not be allowed inside the examination hall.

What is the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern?

Being thorough with the JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern gives the candidate a competitive and strategic advantage over other participating students. Given below is the mode in which JEE Main 2021 will be conducted for various courses:

Course/Programme Test type/Subjects Included
B.E./B.Tech. Online i.e., Computer-based Test
B.Arch. Part-I: Mathematics and Part-II: Aptitude Test in Online mode, i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) only and Part-III: Drawing Test in Offline mode, i.e., Pen & Paper Based (PBT)
B.Planning Part-I: Mathematics, Part-II: Aptitude Test, and Part-III: Planning Based Questions in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only
An overview of the JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern is given below:
  • Question Type: The JEE Main 2021 question paper will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for Paper-I and Paper-II except Drawing. Drawing is a subjective type of paper.
  • Topics: The JEE Main Question paper will comprise of the following topics:
    Paper-I: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
    Paper-II: Aptitude Test, Mathematics, and Drawing
  • Duration: The time given to complete the JEE Main 2021 examination will be 3 hours, i.e. 180 minutes.
  • Marking Scheme: Four marks will be awarded for every correct answer, and one mark will be deducted for incorrect answers. For drawing, two questions will be asked for 100 marks.
  • Alternative Section: A new pattern has been introduced in the JEE Main 2021 exam; there will be no negative marking in the additional 15 alternative questions. All candidates must attempt 75 questions out of 90, which can be further identified as 25 out of the 30 in each section, i.e., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Medium/Language: The question paper could be attempted in English, Hindi, and Gujarati in the previous years. From the new session February 2021 onwards, JEE Main can be attempted in at least 13 languages which include English, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Odiya, Telugu, Tamil, and Urdu.
Section-wise Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2021 Paper-I (Latest)
S.No.SubjectsSection A Section B Marks
1 Mathematics20* 10* 100
2 Physics 20* 10* 100
3 Chemistry20* 10* 100
Total 90 300

*NOTE: Each Subject will have two sections. Section A will be Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Section B will contain Questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value. In Section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10. There will be no negative marking for Section B.

Section-wise Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2021 Paper-II
S.No.SubjectsSection A Section B Marks
1 Part-I: Mathematics 20*10*100
2 Part-II: Aptitude Test50 200
3 Part-III: Drawing 2 100
Total 82 400

*NOTE: 20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have answers to be filled as a numerical value out of 10. There will be no negative marking for the numerical value.

S.No.SubjectsSection A Section B Marks
1 Part-I: Mathematics 20*10*100
2 Part-II: Aptitude Test50 200
3 Part-III: Drawing 25 100
Total 105 400

*NOTE: 20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have answers to be filled as a numerical value out of 10. There will be no negative marking for the numerical value.

What is the syllabus for JEE Main 2021?

The JEE Main 2021 Syllabus will be based on the subjects and topics from Classes 11 and 12. This is common for both JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. Just that the difficulty level of these sections is higher in the JEE Advanced Exam. JEE Mains and Advanced Syllabus 2021 for Paper-I and Paper-II are discussed below:

Subjects
Paper-I : Physics, Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic), and Mathematics.
Paper-II : Aptitude Test, Mathematics, and Drawing. [Aptitude Test is for B.Arch./B.Planning].

The lists below will give an idea about the topics included in each subject.
  • JEE Main 2021 Physics Syllabus
    Physics and Measurement, Thermodynamics, Rotational Motion, Laws of Motion, Electronic Devices, Oscillations and Waves, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction, and Alternating Currents, Optics, Electrostatics, Kinematics, Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Properties of Solids and Liquids, Kinetic Theory of Gases, etc.
  • JEE Main 2021 Syllabus Chemistry
    • Physical Chemistry: Core and Basic concepts in Chemistry, Atomic Structure, Chemical Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Chemical Kinetics, States of Matter, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, etc.
    • Organic Chemistry: Purification and characterization of Organic compounds, Chemistry in everyday life, Organic Compounds containing Halogens, Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen, Some basic principles of Organic Chemistry, etc.
    • Inorganic Chemistry: Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals), D and F block elements, Environmental Chemistry, Hydrogen, Block Elements - group 13 to group 18 elements, etc.
  • JEE Main 2021 Syllabus Aptitude
    This section is believed to be more abstract and logical reasoning. Awareness of places, persons, buildings and materials, Texture and Objects related to Architecture, Visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings, Visualizing Different sides of 3D Objects, Mental Ability, Analytical Reasoning, Color Texture, Contrast and Harmony, Building Forms and Elements, 3D-Perception, and Appreciation of scale and proportion of objects.
  • JEE Main 2021 Syllabus Mathematics
    Sequence and Series, Matrices and Determinants, Differential Equations, Sets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematical Induction, Binomial Theorem, and its simple applications, Limit, Continuity and Differentiability, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Coordinate Geometry, Three-Dimensional Geometry, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry, Mathematical Reasoning.
  • JEE Main 2021 Syllabus Drawing
    Drawing and Designing of geometrical or abstract shapes & patterns in pencil, Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, Elevation and 3D views of objects rotation, Development of Surfaces and Volumes, Generation of Plan, Creating 2D & 3D compositions using given shapes and forms, and Sketching of activities of urban scenes from memory.

The syllabus gives an idea of the topics that come under that ambit of JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. However, the type of questions and methods to solve them are best learned from practice and reference books. It is not just basic questions asked from the above-mentioned topics. The application of the concepts forms a significant part of the exam.

JEE Main is one of the most difficult exams conducted by the NTA agency. The candidates are also advised to take mock tests and go through the question papers of the last 4-5 years.

When will the result for JEE Main 2021 be declared?

JEE Main Results are usually declared within a few weeks of the exam. For the previous session, April/September 2020, the results were declared on the official website for all candidates on September 18, 2020. The JEE Main 2021 Results for the January paper are expected to release around March 10, 2021.

JEE Main 2021 Results are generally compiled based on the final answer key. Candidates must not expect changes in their scores after the JEE Main 2021 Results are out.

Tie-Breakers

If a tie exists in the total scores obtained by candidates in B.Tech/B.E., then the best score in the following subjects will be taken into consideration in the following in descending order to determine who ranks higher:

  • NTA score in Mathematics
  • NTA score in Physics
  • NTA score in Chemistry
  • Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper.
  • Candidates older in Age.

If a tie exists in the scores obtained by aspirants in B.Arch., then the following criteria in the descending order are taken into consideration to determine who ranks higher:

  • NTA score in Mathematics
  • NTA score in Aptitude Test
  • NTA score in Drawing Test
  • Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper
  • Candidates older in age

Percentile Scores:

These are scores based on the relative performance of all those who appear for the examination. The marks obtained in the JEE Main exam are transformed into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of the exam candidates. The formula for calculating the percentile score is mentioned below:

[100*Number of Candidates Appearing in a Session with the Raw Score Equal To or Less than the Candidate] / Total Number of Candidates Appearing in a Session

Re-evaluation/ Re-checking: There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/re-checking of results as scores are compiled based on an answer key. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.

What will be the cut off for JEE Main 2021?

JEE Main is a National-level Examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). JEE Main cut off 2021 will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA along with the result of JEE Main.

Candidates can check the JEE Main 2021 cut off by logging into the result portal online. The JEE Main cut off 2021 is the minimum score to be eligible to appear in JEE Advance.

What is the counselling process for JEE Main 2021?

Candidates who have cleared the JEE Main 2021 will be called for the counselling process. Potential aspirants will be admitted into any of the institutions such as NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs for the B.E/B.Tech/B. Planning course only based on their All India Ranking (AIR).

Those candidates must also meet the minimum eligibility conditions i.e they should have scored at least 75% marks in the 12th standard examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th exam / equivalent qualifying examination conducted by the respective Boards.

The admission process for each institute varies from the other. Hence, candidates must visit The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) / The Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) or concerned state university website for updates regarding counseling. It is important to understand the ranking system and the dual allotment system while applying for counseling.

Normally, candidates proceed to attempt JEE Advanced to get into premier IITs and NITs

1. Seat Allocation Procedure

Aspirants are offered admission by following the JEE Main 2021 seat allocation procedure. They will be given seats based on their AIR ranks and as well as their choice of courses. To choose a program, candidates have to visit the concerned institute's website regularly and make their choices at the appropriate time.

2. Document Verification

All candidates have to present their valid and original documents during the JEE Main 2021 counseling process. The idea behind this is to check the following aspects of the candidate.

a. Identification
b. Age
c. Qualifying examination
d. State of eligibility,
e. Category and disability (if any)

The following documents must be produced at the time of registration for the counselling 2021:

a. Class X Marks Sheet
b. Class XII Marks Sheet
c. Class XII Performance Check
d. Proof of Fee Payment (Receipt)
e. Medical Certificate
f. Category Certificate (if applicable)
g. 3 Passport size photographs in white background
h. Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
i. Registration cum locked choices for the seat allotment
j. DS certificate (if applicable)
k. Admit Card of JEE (Mains and Advanced)
l. ScoreCard of JEE (Mains and Advanced)