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JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and Preparation Tips


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JEE Main 2021 Exam HighlightsAbout JEE Main 2021JEE Main 2021 Dates
JEE Main 2021 Eligibility CriteriaJEE Main 2021 Exam PatternJEE Main 2021 Syllabus
JEE Main 2021 Application ProcedureSample Question of Numerical Value for JEE Main 2021Tips to Crack JEE Main 2021
JEE Main 2021 Admit CardJEE Main Exam Centers 2021JEE Main 2021 Ranking Procedure
JEE Main 2021 FAQs 



JEE MAIN 2021 Exam Highlights

  • JEE Main 2021 – JEE Main is a national level screening test conducted every year to offer admission in BE/B. Tech and B.Arch/B.Plan Courses in NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. 
  • JEE Main 2021 exam will be organized by NTA (National Testing Agency) twice in a year in the month of January and April in an online mode (Computer Based Test). 





About JEE Main 2021

  • The JEE Main 2021 will be conducted twice in a year for admission into B.E, B.Tech, B.Plan and B.Arch programs. 
  • This will give one more opportunity to the student 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 exam and to know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the second 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 won’t have to wait for one full year.
  • The first attempt of JEE Main 2021 was held in January 2021 whereas the second attempt will be held in April 2021
  • The Exam will be in 8 sittings. Candidates have to select any one date, out of the 8 available dates to appear in the exam.
  • A candidate may choose to appear in any one exam in a year or both the exams in a year. The best marks out of both the exam will be used for preparing the admission list/AIR.
  • Though for admission into IITs and ISM Dhanbad candidates are required to qualify both JEE Main and JEE Advanced Examination





JEE Main 2021 Tentative Dates

EventJanuary Session 2021April Session 2021
JEE Main Registration 2021September 1st week, 2020February 1st week, 2021
JEE Main Registration (closed)October 2nd week, 2020March 1st week, 2021
JEE Main Application Correction FormOctober 3rd week, 2020March 2nd week, 2021
Last date of Fee submission October 2nd week, 2020March 2nd week, 2021
JEE Main 2021 Admit Card AvailableDecember 1st week, 2020March 3rd week, 2021
JEE Main 2021 Exam DatesJanuary 2nd week, 2021April 2nd week, 2021




JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Age LimitFor appearing in the JEE (Main) Examination there is no age limit for the candidates. The candidates who have passed XII examination in  2019 and appearing in 2020 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE Main Examination  2021The candidates should satisfy themselves about the eligibility of age limit requirements of the Institutes in which he/she is desirous of taking admission.Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1994, are eligible. However, in the case of SC, ST and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, the upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after 01st October 1990 are eligibleDate of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered
Number of Subjects in the Qualifying Exam (QE):Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE Main 2021. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not eligible to write JEE Main 2021 and if such candidates appear in JEE Main 2021.Only for B.Arch., the candidate must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in Qualifying Examination.
Subjects /Courses
Subject combinations required in the qualifying exam for admission to B.E./B. Tech. & B. Arch./B. Planning Courses in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs shall be as under.For B.E. /B Tech. – Required Criteria based on Class 12th/Equivalent qualifying Exam; passed 10+2 Exam with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects.B.Arch./B. Planning – Passed 10+2 Examination with Mathematics.




Read Here in Breif – JEE Main Eligibility


JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

JEE Main is an  All India entrance examination conducted for admissions to various engineering and architecture programs in IITs, NITs. The JEE Main Exam is conducted twice a year, in January and April respectively.

  • A separate exam will be conducted for those students who wish to pursue B.Planning in only one shift.
  • Students have a choice to appear in JEE Main 2021 in only one, or two or all three exams, respectively.
  • The total number of questions has been reduced from 264 to 233.
  • JEE Main 2021 exam will now also include numerical questions along with MCQ questions.
  • Let us check the details of changes in JEE Main 2021 exam pattern in paper 1, 2 and 3 below-

B.Tech/B.E. – JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 

Total Number of questions75
Number of questions per section25
Type of questions
Mathematics section20 questions MCQ based
5 Questions Numerical based
Physics section20 questions MCQ based
5 Questions Numerical based
Chemistry section20 questions MCQ based
5 Questions Numerical based
Exam modeOnline (CBT) Mode

B.Arch – JEE Main 2021 Paper 2

Total Number of questions77
Number of questions in the Mathematics section25
Number of questions in drawing test2
Number of questions in Aptitude test50
Type of questions
Mathematics section20 questions MCQ based
5 Questions Numerical based
Exam mode
Paper 2Online (CBT) Mode
Drawing testOffline on A4 sheet

B.Planning – JEE Main 2021 Paper 3 

Total Number of questions100
Number of questions in the Mathematics section25
Number of questions based on planning25
Number of questions in Aptitude test50
Type of questions
Mathematics section20 questions MCQ based
5 Questions Numerical based
PlanningMCQ based
Exam modeOnline (CBT) Mode




Check out in Brief – JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern


JEE Main Syllabus 2021

  • The JEE Main syllabus will contain topics from the 11th and 12th class of CBSE, ICSE, and other state boards. Syllabus for paper 1 will contain physics, chemistry, and mathematics.
  • Paper 2 syllabus will contain mathematics, aptitude, and drawing sections. The detailed JEE Main 2021 syllabus is given below:

JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 Syllabus:

  • MathematicsSets, relations and functions, Matrices and determinants, Mathematical induction, Sequences and series, Integral calculus, Binomial theorem, and its simple applications, Vector algebra, Statistics and probability, Trigonometry, Complex numbers, and quadratic equations, Mathematical reasoning, Permutations, and combinations, etc.
  • Physics 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.
  • ChemistryPhysical Chemistry: Some 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 Paper 2 Syllabus:

  • Part I: Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials, Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings, Visualising, Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), etc.
  • Part II: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, color texture, harmony and contrast, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms, etc.




JEE Main 2021 Application Procedure

  • Application Form will be released from 1st week of September 2020 for the January session 2021
  • Candidates have to apply for JEE Main 2021 Online ONLY by accessing the website www.jeemain.nic.in. The Application Form other than online mode would not be accepted, in any case. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application i.e. Multiple application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.
  • It is suggested that you have the following ready before starting the filling of the application form:
  • A computer with good Internet connectivity
  • All your qualification details
  • Scanned clear passport photograph in JPG/JPEG format (size between 10 kb–200 kb) (For First Timers)
  • Scanned clear signature in JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb–30 kb) (For First Timers)
  • A valid email Id as all communication will be made on this email Id
  • A valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number
  • A valid debit/credit card or Net banking account if you want to pay ONLINE
  • A printer connected to your system to print e-challan and confirmation page
  • Download information Bulletin. Read it carefully to ensure your eligibility and acquaint with the requirements for submission of the Online Application Form.

Steps to Apply Online

  • Step-1: Register for Online Application Form and note down system generated Application Number. The candidate should enter all the details while filling the Online Application Form and should create a PASSWORD and choose Security Question and enter his/her Answer. After the successful submission of the personal details, Application number will be generated, and it will be used to complete the remaining Steps of the Application Form.
  • Step-2: Complete the Application Form Candidate can log in with the system generated Application Number and created Password for completing the Application Form.
  • Step-3: Upload Scanned Images of Candidate Photograph and Candidate Signature. 1. Scanned photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format. 2. The size of the scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb. 3. The size of the scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb.
  • Upload the correct Photograph and Signature as the facility for correction in images will not be given.
  • Step-4: Payment by Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/e-Challan: The candidate has to select the Debit card/Credit card/Net banking/e-challan option to pay the application fee and follow the online instructions to complete the payment of a fee.




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Sample Question of Numerical Value for JEE Main 2021

NTA releases Sample Question of Numerical Value for JEE Main 2021 – National Testing Agency has released the Sample Questions for Section on Numerical Value on its website. The section of Numerical Value has been introduced for JEE Main Exam 2021. For Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry papers, 20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have answers to be filled as a numerical value.


Also, see – JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers


JEE Main will consist of three papers – BE/BTech, B.Arch, and B.Planning.

  • No of Question of each paper is – 75 for BTech/BE,  77 for BArch, and 100 for B.Planning
  • NTA has also released the Sample Questions for Section on Planning. The aim of releasing the sample question by NTA is to help aspirants understand the new format and prepare for the exam accordingly. 




Check out – JEE Main 2021 Sample question of Numerical Value


Tips to Crack JEE Main Exam 2021

JEE Main has long been one of India’s most prestigious and challenging entrance exams – one that serves as engineering aspirants’ gateway to the best institutes across the country. 

Every year,  Lakhs of students appear in the exam, out of which only a few thousand manage to get ranks in the merit list. These numbers are itself pretty much self-explanatory when it comes to comprehending how much cut-throat competition exists in the engineering entrance test.




Also, check out  – JEE Main Exam Preparation tips


  1. Collect Resources
  2. Come up with a practical study schedule
  3. Be attentive in class
  4. Work on your speed and accuracy
  5. Evaluate yourself consistently
  6. Don’t refer to many books initially


Check out Full Details – Tips to crack JEE Main Exam 


JEE Main Admit Card 2021

  • Registered candidates will be able to access the admit card of JEE Main 2021 for the April exam tentatively in March 2021 through the dates that are yet to be notified. The admit card will consist of all the details regarding the examination venue, timings, roll number, personal details of the candidates and more
  • JEE Main 2021 admit card is an important document because the candidates will have to present it while reporting for an exam at the allotted center. Inability to produce the admit card may lead to disqualification of the candidate
  • Along with the admit card, the candidates will also have to take a photo id proof (College/ School ID Card, Driving License, Passport) to the exam center.
  • The admit card for JEE Main 2021 April exam will be tentatively available in March. The process will be the same for both January and April exams as given below.


JEE Main Exam Centers 2021

  • The exam centers of JEE Main 2021 are the venues where the entrance exam is conducted by NTA. The exam centers of JEE Main 2021 have to be selected by the candidates while filling the online application form
  • All details regarding the exam center will be available in the admit card. The details of the exam centers will be announced by NTA soon.




JEE Main 2021 Ranking Procedure 

The merit will be calculated by converting the raw scores of all three subjects into the NTA score. In the case of a tie between two students, it will be resolved in descending order as follows –  the first stage of tie-breaker is the NTA score of a candidate in a particular subject, followed by the second stage of tie-breaker i.e. the candidate with a lesser number of negative responses in the paper will rank higher, and the third stage of the tie-breaker is that the candidate older in age will be placed at a higher rank.


JEE Main 2020 Marking Scheme for B.Tech/B.E., B.Arch & B.Planning

The marking scheme for the multiple Choice Questions will be as follows-

Type of AnswerNo. of Marks obtained
Correct AnswerFour marks (+4)
Incorrect AnswerMinus one mark (-1)
Unanswered/Marked for ReviewNo mark (0)

The marking scheme for the numerical questions will be as follows-

Type of AnswerNo. of Marks obtained
Correct AnswerFour marks (+4)
Incorrect AnswerNo mark (0)
Unanswered/Marked for ReviewNo mark (0)


Check out Full Details – JEE Main 2021 Ranking Procedure 


JEE Main 2021 – FAQs

Let us see some FAQs related to JEE Main exam as follows-

Q.1- If a candidate has passed in 2020 and has appeared for improvement in 2020, what he will fill in the academic details section?

Answer: Such candidates have to decide as to which percentage of marks i.e. 2019 or 2020 is better and accordingly, they have to select the year and corresponding roll number in the first step of application form of JEE (Main) – 2021. 

Further, the candidates who have passed class 12th in 2019 and appearing in improvement examination of class 12th in 2020, may fill the form in either of the following methods:-

a) Select the year of passing class 12th as 2020 and enter the roll number, name of the board in the first step of the application form. In the second step of the application form, select ‘yes’ in the column – appearing for improvement examination. Or

b) Select the year of appearing class 12th as 2020 and fill the remaining form correctly.

After the declaration of result of improvement examination, there will be an option on the website to provide the correct roll number of class 12 in which a candidate’s result is better.

Q2 – In case the photograph is not having name and date, would the form be rejected?

Answer:  Name of the candidate and the date on which the photograph is taken may not be mentioned on the photograph and in case uploaded photograph does not have name and date, the form will not be rejected and no correction will be required in such a case and he/she will be issued admit card for appearing in JEE (Main) – 2021 as usual. However,  the scanned clear passport photograph should be in JPG/JPEG format and the size should be between 10 kb–200 kb.

Q.3- How will an NRI or a foreign student enter his/her mobile number?

Answer 3. Such candidates should enter the mobile number of his/her relative residing in India.


Q4. Will a candidate have a choice to change the mode of examination?

Answer:  The candidates will have to appear for the examination only through the computer-based mode only. No, another mode is available for the examination.

Q5. What mistakes can be corrected during the month of January 2020 when the corrections will be allowed by NTA?

Answer:  The correction in particulars can be done only if the candidates have paid the fee and completed all the steps of the online application form of JEE (Main)-2020. The candidates can modify all the particulars (including images of the photo, thumb impression, and signature) of his/her application form during the facility of correction between 11th Oct 2019 to 17th Oct 2019 only. No corrections will be allowed after this duration. This means that candidates cannot make any corrections in the month of January 2020.




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