JEE Main 2021 Application Form, Exam Date, Pattern, Eligibility, Syllabus

National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced JEE Main 2021 January and April session date. For January session students can apply from 3rd September 2020 using the link available below. Candidates who wish to pursue (B.E./ B. Tech.) or (B. Arch/ B.Planning) can apply for the exam. Check the other details such as jee main exam date, eligibility, online form, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, etc. below.

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About JEE Main 2021

NTA conducts the exam twice in a year which benefits a candidate in several ways. The best score of the two exams will be taken into consideration for the preparation of merit list/ ranking. Candidates should meet the JEE Main qualification before filling the form. JEE Main comprises of the Paper 1 and Paper 2. JEE Main Paper 1 is conducted for admission in B.E./ B. Tech. program. On the other hand, JEE Main Paper 2 is conducted for admission in B.Arch/ B.Planning program. NTA conducts the exam of paper 1 and paper 2 in the following modes.

Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.)Online Mode (CBT – Computer Based Test)
Paper 2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning)Part I & II (Maths & Aptitude Test)
Part III (Drawing Test)
Online Mode (CBT – Computer Based Test)
Offline Mode (Pen & Paper Based Test)

JEE Main Dates 2021

JEE Main January 2021 Session
Application Form release date3rd September 2020
Last date of the submission of online form30th September 2020 (11:50 PM)
Fee Payment Date03.09.2020 to 01.10.2020 (through Credit card/Debit card/Net banking/UPI and PAYTM service up to 11.50 p.m.)
Display of shift allocation and date1st week of October 2020
JEE Main Application correction11.10.2020 to 17.10.2020 (up to 11.50 p.m.)
Exam centre allotment3rd week of October 2020
JEE Main Admit Card download6th December 2020
JEE Main exam date6th to 11th January 2021
(1st Shift: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
(2nd Shift: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Answer Key release date2nd week of January 2021
JEE Main result date31st January 2021
JEE Main April 2021 Session
Application Form release date7th February 2021
Last date of the submission of online form7th March 2021
Fee payment last date7th March 2021
Display of shift allocation and date1st week of March 2021
JEE Main Application correction2nd week of March 2021
Exam centre allotment3rd week of March 2021
JEE Main Admit Card download16th March 2021
JEE Main exam date3rd to 9th April 2021
Answer Key release date2nd week of April 2021
JEE Main result date30th April 2021

JEE Main Number of Attempts

Candidates who are desiring to take admission through JEE Main should know about the number of attempts. The number of attempts of JEE Main is limited to 3 times only for a candidate. After appearing in the exam for 3 times, a candidate will fall in the category of a non-eligible candidate. So, do not waste JEE Main attempts and appear in the exam after preparation.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for the exam, candidates should meet the eligibility criteria of JEE Main in the first place. Refer to the official notification in the case to read about JEE Main qualifications in detail. However, one should meet conditions such as educational background, age limit, percentage, etc. Candidates who do not meet the eligibility should not register for the exam. Further, check some more information from below.

JEE Main Age Limit

There is no age limit for the candidates for appearing in the exam. Those who passed Class 12th or equivalent in 2018, 2020 or appearing in 2021 can also apply. Candidates who passed the exam in 2017 or before or will appear in 2021 or later should not apply.

JEE Main Educational Qualification

Candidates should have passed Class 12th or equivalent from a recognized Board or University. There should be 5 subjects in the qualifying examination. If any candidate has passed or will pass the exam with 4 subjects then he/she will not get the permission to sit for the exam. For admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs candidate should have secured at least 75% marks (65% for SC/ST candidates) in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile.

For B.Arch. – It is important to study subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in the qualifying examination.

JEE Main Reservation Policy

Candidates belonging to the reserved categories should have an idea of the JEE Main reservation policy. In this section, the information about JEE Main SC, ST, OBC (Non-Creamy), PwD reservation is available. Candidates can claim for reservation in the institutes run by Central Government. Candidates falling in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) may mark OBC in the category. For PwD, a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability is eligible. Furthermore, check the seat reservation policy of JEE Main 2021 in the table available below.

CategorySeat Reservation
General -EWS10%
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Class (OBC) – NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)27%
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)5%

JEE Main Online Application Form 2021

The online form of JEE Main is available in online mode so that candidates can apply easily. While filling JEE Main 2021 application form make use of the correct details only. The use of incorrect information may lead to the cancellation of the application. NTA will not accept JEE Main online form submitted in other than online mode. Candidates should submit only an application form for a single session. While filling NTA JEE Main online form, candidates have to upload photo, signature, and other required documents (if any). After filling the details, make payment of the JEE Main 2021 fee either in online or offline mode.

JEE Main Application Fee

PaperExam CentreCategoryBoysGirls
Paper-1 (B.E./ B.Tech.) or Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning)In IndiaGeneral/ OBC (NCL)Rs 650/-Rs 325/-
SC/ST/PwD/ TransgenderRs 325/-Rs 325/-
Outside IndiaGeneral/ OBC (NCL)Rs 3000/-Rs 1500/-
SC/ST/PwD/ TransgenderRs 1500/-Rs 1500/-
Both Paper-1 (B.E./ B.Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning)In IndiaGeneral/ OBC (NCL)Rs 1300/-Rs 650/-
SC/ST/PwD/ TransgenderRs 650/-Rs 650/-
Outside IndiaGeneral/ OBC (NCL)Rs 6000/-Rs 3000/-
SC/ST/PwD/ TransgenderRs 3000/-Rs 3000/-

JEE Main 2021 Application Correction

While filling the online form, try to complete all the steps in a correct manner. However, if any candidate makes a mistake then he/she will get the chance to modify the same. NTA will activate the link of JEE Main Application Correction for making changes in the form. The date of JEE Main application correction will release later. So, after submitting the form keep checking the website from time to time. Make changes in the form (if any) before JEE Main application correction last date. Otherwise, no one will get a second chance for exercising the same.

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JEE Main Exam Pattern (Paper 1 & Paper 2)

The exam pattern of JEE Main Paper 1 is different from the JEE Main Paper 2 exam pattern. Hence candidates who wish to appear in the exam should be aware of JEE Main exam scheme. In Paper 1, questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics will be asked. Each section will contain a total of 25 questions. As per the eligibility criteria for B.Arch and B.Planning courses and according to the opinion of Subject Experts, a few changes in the pattern of the question paper(s) and the number of question(s) for B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning have been approved by the JEE Apex Board (JAB) for the conduct of JEE (Main)-2021 Examination. Check the JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2 below.

JEE Main New (Changed) Marking Scheme

Marking Scheme for MCQsCorrect AnswerFour marks (+4)
Unanswered /Marked for ReviewNo mark (0)
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerMinus one mark (-1)
Marking Scheme for questions
for which answer is a Numerical
Correct AnswerFour marks (+4)
Unanswered /Marked for ReviewNo mark (0)
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerNo mark (0)
Marking Scheme for
Drawing Test –Part III
Two questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks.

JEE Main Paper 1 Exam Pattern

SubjectsTotal QuestionsTypes of QuestionsMarks
Mathematics25(20+5)20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions with the answer as a numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry100

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2021

ExamSubjectsTotal Ques.Types of QuestionsMarks
B. Arch.Aptitude Test50Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)200
Drawing Test2Questions for drawing test100
Mathematics25(20+5)20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value100
B. Planning

Mathematics – Part I25(20+5)20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value100
Aptitude Test – Part II50Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)200
Planning Based Questions – Part III25Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)100

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of JEE Main is an important factor in the preparation for the exam. Candidates should be well aware of the important topics. Referring to the JEE Main exam syllabus candidates will get to know about the topics important from exam point of view. Before starting the preparation, have a look at the JEE Main Physics, Chemistry, Maths syllabus. With the help of this, candidates will focus on exam related topics only. The syllabus contains contents of Class 11th and 12th of  Physics, Chemistry, Maths.

JEE Mains 2021 Preparation Tips

In order to prepare for the JEE Main examination, candidates need to pay full attention to the subjects. First of all, it is important to be aware of the syllabus, exam pattern, marking scheme. The information regarding the same is available in the above sections. However, we are sharing some important points related to NTA JEE Main 2021 Preparation.

Preparation Tips for JEE Main –

  • Check the syllabus of the different subjects and make a list of easy and difficult topics.
  • After that start the preparation with the difficult subject/topic because you have enough time as of now.
  • Refer not only to the reference books but NCERT books also. Most of the questions in the exam are based on the NCERT concepts so complete all NCERT chapters first.
  • After that, you can go for the reference books to get a deep knowledge about the subject.
  • Purchase mock test papers either online or from a stationery shop. After completion of 2-3 chapters, make an attempt of the questions available in the JEE Main mock test papers.
  • It will let you know about your preparation level. The mock test papers of different subjects are easily available in the market as well as online.
  • Apart from this, maintain a suitable distance from the TV, Computer, Social Media, etc.
  • Download JEE Main previous year papers and practice the same to test your knowledge. You will get to know about the area requires more practice and work.
  • You can paste the important formulas of the different subjects on the wall near to your study table or bed so that you can have a look at it from time to time.
  • Go for a walk or run in order to stay healthy and to refresh your mind. Listen to music when you feel boring while study.
  • Have a proper diet so that your body can maintain a good energy level and take 6-7 hours of sleep.

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers

While preparing for the exam, candidates should have a look at the JEE Main questions papers. It will help them in having an idea of the types of questions. JEE Main previous year question papers pdf are easily available on the internet. So practice more and more questions papers & mock test papers at the time of JEE Main 2021 preparations. It will boost confidence and will also help in time management which will be beneficial on the exam day. The question papers of JEE Main will have the questions of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. Analyse the weightage of different topics and make preparation strategy accordingly.

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

JEE Main Admit Card is important for all in order to sit for the examination. In other words, no candidate will get permission to appear in the exam without admit card. Only eligible candidates will be able to download JEE Main hall ticket 2021. NTA is the responsible body for releasing the admit card for the exam. The details such as application/ registration number and date of birth are important for JEE Main admit card download. NTA will not share the admit card of JEE Main either through email or post. JEE Main exam admit card will carry the details such as Name, Roll Number, Exam date, and other instructions.


JEE Main Guidelines For Appearing In The Exam

One should reach the exam venue at least an hour before the reporting time. No candidate will get permission to enter the exam hall after the gate closing time. Follow the instruction available on the admit card so that you do not face any difficulty on the date of the exam. Follow the instruction of the invigilator in the exam hall. No candidate can leave his/ her seat without the special permission until the full duration of the paper is over. Do not forget to carry the documents required for appearing in the JEE Main 2021 exam.

  • Photocopy of JEE Main admit card / hall ticket.
  • A passport size photograph.
  • A photo ID issued by any Government agency such as PAN card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar Card.
  • PwD certificate, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category.

JEE Main Mock Test 2021

NTA will activate the link of JEE Main 2021 Mock Test after the completion of the application process. JEE Main Mock Test will give an idea about the real-time examination. Candidates who will attempt the exam for the first time should make the practice of mock test of JEE Main. It will help them to be aware of the process of the online test. Candidates will take the mock test online which will start in a similar of the examination. In the first step, the login screen will appear and after that questions with multiple options will display on the screen. So, make the practice of it in order to avoid any difficulty in the exam hall.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Centers

JEE Main exam center is the venue where a candidate has to report in order to sit for the exam. The option to choose the exam center of JEE Main while filling the application form. Candidates can check the list of JEE Main exam centre 2021 so that they select a city as per their convenience. Candidates can select 4 cities for the exam, so make your preferences carefully. Try to reach the exam centre at least an hour before the reporting time. On the exam day, there may be rush and chances of traffic so make plans accordingly. If the exam city is far from your location then visit the same city at least one day before the date of exam.

JEE Main Answer Key 2021

The answer key shall be available tentatively after a week of the completion of the exam. JEE Main official answer key will help in getting the correct answers. Using NTA JEE Main 2021 answer key, one can predict the marks as well as rank in the exam. JEE Main Paper 1 & Paper 2 answer key shall be available separately. Candidates will be able to access the answer key of jee main in online mode only.

Although candidates can also refer to the JEE Main answer key by Resonance, Allen, Career Point, etc. to check the answers on the same day of the exam. The answer key by coaching institutes will be available after a few hours of the completion of the exam. But do compare your response with the official JEE Main answer key also.

JEE Main Result 2021

Candidates will be able to check JEE Main 2021 Result in online mode. JEE Main January 2021 result will release in the last week of January 2021. On the other hand, the April session result will release in the last week of April 2021. In order to download JEE Main result, the details such as Registration Number and Date of Birth is important. NTA will declare the Paper 1 & Paper 2 result on the different dates. JEE Main result release date will be available after the release of the official notification.

JEE Main 2021 Cut Off Marks

The cut off mark is the minimum mark which a candidate has to score for qualifying the examination. In order to get an idea of the cutoff marks of JEE Main, one should refer JEE Mains previous year cut off. By observing the cutoff, candidates will get an idea about IIT Cut Off, NIT Cut Off, etc. Those who will not score marks either equal to the JEE Main Cut Off 2021 or more he/ she will not be eligible for further rounds. Preparation of the JEE Main cut off percentile will take various things into consideration such as no. of seats, no. of applicants, marks scored by applicants, etc.

Counselling of JEE Main (JoSAA)

Candidates who will qualify JEE Main 2021 and JEE Advanced 2021 will participate in the counselling. The counselling is conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). Candidates who will qualify the exam shall participate in JoSAA counselling for admission in NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. Admission to the institutes will be done on the basis of rank obtained by the candidates in the exam. JEE Main 2021 counselling schedule will release after a few days of the declaration of the result. JoSAA counselling will be conducted online so that students can take part without facing any difficulty.

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