JEE Main Exam Pattern

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JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates are advised to direct their preparatory efforts, after going through detailed analysis of the JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern mentioned below. The official updates by the conducting authority i.e. NTA have made some major changes in the JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

Papers: JEE Main 2021 will consist of t wo papers.

Paper-I is for the candidates who seek admission into B.E./B.Tech programs and
Paper-II is for the candidates who seek admission into B.Arch./B.Planning programs.

Mode of Paper-I: JEE Main 2021 Paper-I will be conducted in only one mode, i.e. Online Mode or Computer-based Test (CBT) Mode

Mode of Paper-II: JEE Main 2021 Paper-II will be conducted in two modes. Part-I: Mathematics and Part-II: Aptitude will be conducted in the Online mode, and Part-III: Drawing Test will be conducted in the Offline Mode or Paper-based Test (PBT) Mode.

Duration: The time duration to complete the JEE Main 2021 Examination paper will be 3 hours, i.e. 180 minutes.

Marking Scheme: For every correct answer four marks will be awarded 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.

Language: Starting from 2021 JEE Main Exam can be attempted in at least 13 languages which include English, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odiya, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, and Urdu.

Courses: The courses offered through the JEE Main 2021 Exam are:

Paper Course
Paper-I All other undergraduate courses (B.E./B. Tech.)
Paper-II B.Arch./B. Planning (At Institutions other than the IITs)
Questions: The types of questions in each paper, and the mode of examination for JEE Main 2021 Examination are:
Paper SubjectsType of QuestionsMode of Exams
Paper-I
(B.E / B. Tech)
Physics, Chemistry & MathematicsObjective Type with equal weight to Physics, Chemistry & MathematicsComputer-based mode only
Paper-II
(B.Arch / B. Planning)
Part-I: Mathematics
Part-II: Aptitude, and
Part III: Drawing Test
Objective Type Questions to test drawing aptitude Computer-based and Pen and Paper-based for Drawing Test.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern for Paper I

The JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 will have a total of 90 Multiple Choice Questions and each subject will have two sections: MCQs and Numerical Value Answers. The paper is further divided into 3 subject-wise sections, i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics where each section carries 100 marks and the candidates can score a maximum of 300 marks in JEE Main 2021 Paper 1.

Conducted for B.E. / B.Tech. Admissions
Mode Online (Computer Based Test)
Exam Duration 3 hours (4 hours for PwD candidates)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Type of Questions 60 MCQs with a single correct response & 30 Questions will have the answer to be filled as a numeric value.
Number of questions per section 30 questions per section.
Marks Paper-I = 300
Marking Scheme for MCQs Correct answer: (+) 4 marks
Incorrect answer: (-) 1 mark
Marking Scheme for Questions for which answer is a numerical value Correct answer: (+) 4 marks
Incorrect answer: No negative marking
Paper Medium English, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odiya, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, and Urdu. The choice must be filled in the Application form.

The name of the subjects in the JEE Main Paper I and the number of questions which will be asked along with the corresponding marks allotted:

S.No.

Subjects

Section A

Section B

Marks

1

Mathematics

20*

10*

100

2

Physics

20*

10*

100

3

Chemistry

20*

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.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern for Paper II (A)

The following table provides all the necessary details about the exam pattern of the JEE Main 2021 Paper-II (A): the type of questions that will be asked in the exam, the subjects involved, and the medium of the question paper. JEE Main 2021 Paper-II (A) will have a total of 82 questions and it will be divided into 3 sections. Section One will have 20 MCQ's and 10 questions will have an answer to be filled as a numerical value and Section Two will have 50 MCQ's and 2 Drawing Questions where each question carries 50 marks. The candidates can score a maximum of 400 marks in JEE Main 2021 Paper 2.

Conducted for

B.Arch. Admissions

Mode

Online (CBT) & Offline (PBT) for Drawing Paper

Exam Duration

3 Hours

Subjects

Mathematics, Aptitude, Drawing

Type of Questions

82 Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response, 10 Questions will have the answer to be filled as a numeric value, and 2 Drawing Questions

Marking Scheme

Correct answer: (+) 4 marks;
Incorrect answer: (-) 1 mark;
Drawing Question: (+) 50 marks

Marking Scheme for Questions for which answer is a numerical value

Correct answer: (+) 4 marks;
Incorrect answer: 0 marks (No Negative Marking)

Paper Medium

English, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odiya, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, and Urdu. The choice must be filled in the Application form.

The number of questions for each subject and the total marks allotted to that subject is provided in the following table.

S.No.

Subjects

Questions

 

Marks

1

Part-I: Mathematics

20*

10*

100

2

Part-II: Aptitude Test

50

 

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.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern for Paper II (B)

Conducted for

B. Planning Admissions

Mode

Online (CBT) & Offline (PBT) for Drawing Paper

Exam Duration

3 Hours

Subjects

Mathematics, Aptitude, Drawing

Type of Questions

105 Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response,
10 Questions will have the answer to be filled as a numeric value,
and 25 Planning Based Objective Type MCQs

Marking Scheme

Correct answer: (+) 4 marks;
Incorrect answer: (-) 1 mark

Marking Scheme for Questions for which answer is a numerical value

Correct answer: (+) 4 marks;
Incorrect answer: 0 marks (No Negative Marking)

Paper Medium

English, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odiya, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, and Urdu. The choice must be filled in the Application form.

The number of questions for each subject and the total marks allotted to that subject is provided in the table given below.

S.No.

Subjects

Questions

Marks

1

Part-I: Mathematics

20*

10*

100

2

Part-II: Aptitude Test

50

 

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.