JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination Main)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

JEE Main 2021

Notification | Eligibility | Exam Dates | Application Form | Exam Pattern | Admit Card | Syllabus | Result | Counselling

The execution of Joint Entrance Examination - JEE MAIN has been administered to the NTA (National Testing Agency) from 2019 onwards. Earlier this Examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. JEE Main 2021 - Joint Entrance Examination is a popular entrance test in India which allows the students to get the admissions in National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) present in the country to pursue  B.E. / B.Tech and B.Arch Under Graduate Courses. JEE Main 2021 is also an eligibility test for JEE Advanced 2021 Examination, which is an entrance exam for admissions into India's prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for graduates courses. 

JEE main 2021 Admit Cards

 

JEE Main 2021 Notification

JEE main 2021 Exam Notification for January session has been released. The application process for JEE Main 2021 exam starts on 16th December 2020 and closes on 16th January 2021. JEE Main 2021 February exam is scheduled to be conducted from 23rd to 26th February 2021.

 

JEE Main Sample Papers

JEE Main 2021 Important Dates

Event February Session 
JEE Main Registration 2021 December 16, 2020
JEE Main Registration (Closes) January 16, 2021
Last Date of Application Fee Submission January 17, 2021
JEE Main Application Form Correction January 19 – 21, 2021
Issue of JEE Main 2021 Admit Card 2nd week of February 2021

JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates

JEE Main 2021 – Session I

JEE Main 2021 – Session II

JEE Main 2021 – Session III

JEE Main 2021 – Session IV

 

February 23  – 26, 2021

March 15 – 18, 2021

April 27 – 30, 2021

May 24 – 28, 2021

 

JEE Main 2021 Application form

JEE Main 2021 Application Form For February Session

1) Candidates must apply for JEE Main 2021 only through Online.

2) JEE Main February 2021 applications process starts on 16th December 2021.

3) Aadhaar Number or Aadhaar Enrolment Number or Registration Number provided by Aadhaar Facilitation Center is mandatory to apply for JEE Main 2021.

4) Candidates should upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature along with their personal & academic details.

5) Candidates can download the acknowledgement page as the proof of successful submission of the application form. 

 

JEE Main Application Fee

NON-REFUNDABLE

Course(s) / Paper(s) Category/ PwD Gender Fee Per Session In India (In Rs.) Fee Per Session Outside India (In Rs.)
Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech
or
Paper 2A: B. Arch
or
Paper 2B: B.Planning
General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL) Male 650 3000
Female/ Transgender 325 1500
SC/ST/PwD Male 325 1500
Female/ Transgender 325 1500
Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech & Paper 2A: B. Arch
or
Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech & Paper 2B: B. Planning
or
Paper 1: B.E./B.Tech, Paper 2A: B. Arch & Paper 2B : B.Planning
or
Paper 2A: B. Arch & Paper 2B: B.Planning
General/Gen-EWS/OBC(NCL) Male 1300 6000
Female/ Transgender 650 3000
SC/ST/PwD Male 650 3000
Female/ Transgender 650 3000

 

The fee may be paid either by credit/debit card or through e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form. For e-challan, payment should be made in Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank in cash.


JEE Main 2021 Application Form Corrections For February Session

1) Corrections in Uploaded Images will be allowed from the January 19 – 21, 2021

2) Corrections in Application Form in selected details like exam mode, city, paper etc will be allowed.


Changes introduced in JEE Main from 2019

1) For calculating the All India Rank, no weightage will be given to intermediate marks.

2) Candidates must at least have 75% (65% for SC/ST) in higher secondary or 20 percentile in Class 12 examinations to get admissions in the top reputed colleges like IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs.

3) Aadhaar Card is mandatory for JEE Main Registration.

4) Candidates from Meghalaya, J & K and Assam are excluded from this provision. Such candidates have to enter passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number to get the examination centre in these states only.

Best Books For JEE Main 2021 Preparation

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

1) Candidate must qualify or should be qualifying the Intermediate or Class 12th Examinations with a minimum of

2) Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in Class XII/qualifying examination in which three must be Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

3) Age: Date of birth of the candidate should be on or after October 01 1995, are eligible. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, it is October 01, 1990.

4) Candidates that are passed intermediate/12th in 2019 and 2020 are eligible to apply.

5) Candidates appearing the final examination of intermediate/12th in 2021 can also fill the JEE Main application form.

6) Candidates who hold diploma degree are eligible for JEE Main 2021 exam but not for JEE Main 2021 admissions. They are allowed JEE Main 2021 acting as an eligibility test for JEE Advanced 2021.

7) The number of attempts for JEE Main shall be limited to 03 (three).

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

i) Each question is allotted 4 marks for the correct answer. 1 mark will be deducted every wrong answer.

ii) No deduction from the total score will be made if no response is indicated for a question.

iii) Duration of the examination is 3 Hours.

 

Parameters JEE Main 2021 – B.E./B. Tech JEE Main 2021 – B. Arch JEE Main 2021 – B. Planning
Mode of Examination CBT Mode

Mathematics  and Aptitude- CBT Mode

Drawing- Pen and paper mode

CBT Mode
Duration of exam 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours
Total subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type
Number of questions 75 (25 questions from each subject) 77  (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Drawing- 2) 100  (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Planning Based-25)
Type of Questions

60 (MCQs having 4 options each with 1 correct option) + 15 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value)

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQ +

Drawing- 2 Questions 

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQs +

Planning Based Objective Type- 25 MCQs

Marking Scheme

For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.

For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions

For Drawing Test: 2 questions of 100 marks

For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.

Maximum Marks 300 Marks 400 Marks 400 Marks
Medium of paper

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

 

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

 

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

Paper-I which is for Engineering is comprised of the syllabus from the subjects Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Paper-II which is for Architecture is comprised of the syllabus from the subjects Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing.

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

JEE Main 2021 Admit Cards for April session is expected to be available from 3rd week of December 2019 & JEE Main 2021 Admit Cards for February session will be available from 2nd week of February 2021. Provide the required details like roll number/application number, DOB etc to download the hall ticket.

JEE Main 2021 Admit card

JEE Main 2021 Result For February Session

1) The score and rank of Paper-I of JEE Main 2021 for all candidates will be declared by 1st week of March 2021.

2) The rank given will be All India Rank which is considered for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs.

 

JEE Main 2021 Result For February Session

1) The score and rank of Paper-I of JEE Main 2021 for all candidates will be declared on 1st week of March 2021.

2) The rank given will be All India Rank which is considered for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs.

JEE Main 2021 Cut-off marks

Category Cut Off
General 90.3765335
GEN- EWS 70.2435518
OBC – NCL 72.8887969
Scheduled Caste (SC) 50.1760245
Scheduled tribes (ST) 39.0696101
PwD 0.0618524

 

Category-wise Distribution of JEE Main Qualifiers

The category-wise distribution of the top 2,50,000 JEE Main 2021 Rank Holders who will be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2021 are as follows:

Category Total Number of Category wise Seats Reserved for JEE Advanced 2020
Open 96187 101250
Open Pwd 5063
Gen - EWS 23750 25000
Gen - EWS - Pwd 1250
OBC - NCL 64125 67500
OBC - NCL - Pwd 3375
SC 35625 37500
SC - Pwd 1875
ST 17812 18750
ST - Pwd 938

 

 

JEE Main Reservation Criteria 2021

JEE Main 2021 Counselling

1) Counselling is in the hands of Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). They conduct the centralized counselling to get admissions for IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs.

2) According to the rank obtained and merit list candidates will be called for the counselling procedure.

3) For colleges in State level, candidates have to participate in separate state counselling.

 JEE Main 2021 Subject Wise Preparation Tips 

JEE Main 2021 Preparation Tips

As one of the biggest engineering entrance exams in the country, JEE requires thorough preparation. Students from all over the country spend hours daily preparing for this exam, and only a lucky few get seats to the much-coveted IITs and NITs. Students who wish to secure a good rank in JEE need proper guidance, strategy and tips for all-round JEE preparation.

Understand Your Interest Areas

However, insignificant it might sound, but it is essential to gain knowledge on different career opportunities today. Parents need to allow students, opportunities to seek counsellor support to understand the aptitude and align that with their interests. Consequently, those who aspire to pursue engineering, this be it. They need to be prepared for a rigorous and uphill climb, till they reach the summit and enjoy the success.

Draft a Plan

Plan in a way that allows your efforts, to work in cohesion with skills and smartness. The perfect mix of these three will enable you to tread on the designated path. Plan milestones and achieve them in dedicated time. This will also boost your confidence and keep you away from unnecessary pressures and frustrations. Discuss your doubts at helpful portals, wherein other students who tread on the same path share their thoughts and so do many teachers and experts. askIITians offers past trends for reference.

Prepare Well

  • While a good plan will iron out various challenges, you still need to prepare well. You could do that with utmost efficiency if you take one thing at a time and prepare that well.
  • Always streamline your curriculum in a manner that it seems like small pieces of a large pie. Keep binging one small piece at a time.
  • Schedule timelines to eat one piece and break to return for the second one. Respect those timelines.
  • Refer well researched and valid study material. Students who wish to seek further guidance on coaching or study material: consult with ex-students at askIITians
  • Bid distractions like television and online games a goodbye. Rather focus on your mental and physical health through meditation and regular workouts. 

JEE Mains 2021 FAQs

Candidates who have passed Class 12th in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 irrespective of their age are eligible to sit for JEE Main 2021.
As per JEE Main exam pattern 2021 for B.Tech candidates, the exam has a total of 75 questions spread over the three sections of the exam- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The total marks for the exam are 300 marks.
As per the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern, for MCQ questions, candidates are allotted 4 marks for each correct answer and there is a negative marking of 1 marks for each incorrect answer. In case of answers with numerical values, candidates are allotted 4 marks for each correct answer and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
As per the JEE Main exam pattern for B.Arch, there will be three sections- Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing. There will be 25 questions in Maths section; 50 questions in the Aptitude section and 2 Drawing questions in the exam. The total number of questions in the paper is 77
Candidates can appear for JEE Main exam for up to 3 consecutive years. The exam is conducted twice a year, the candidate may appear in both the attempts. Appearing in both the sessions of the same year will be counted as a single attempt.
There a total of 110 institutes that are participating in JoSAA Counselling 2021.
Yes, you cannot get your JEE Main admit card through post. You can only download JEE Main Admit Card from nta.ac.in. In that case, You need to login to the systems with your roll number and password, which are stored on your email, just check in your personal mail id, else send an email on helpline to get your credentials.
There is no special criteria of minimum percentage defined for appearing in JEE Main 2021. But for taking admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFTIs through JoSAA Counselling, a candidate must secure a minimum percentage of 75 or be in top 20 percentile in class 12. For SC/ST, the qualifying marks is 65%.