JEE Main 2021-Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, New Pattern, Eligibility
Due to the COVID-19 in 2020, JEE Mains was conducted very late than the usual time. Moreover, not only the exams but various other authorities (such as Class 12 boards) have taken various steps so that candidates don’t get affected due to the pandemic and lockdown. Similarly, in JEE Main 2021, various steps have been taken to help students in every possible way.
- JEE Main 2021 Exam will be conducted four times in a year. The exam will be conducted in February, March, April and May. It will help students to appear in any of the four exams as per their situation. If any candidate appears in all the four sessions of the exam, his/her best score will be considered for the counselling process.
- For the first time JEE Mains 2021 will be conducted in 13 regional languages including English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. It will help the candidates from all over the country to appear for the exam.
- Candidates are now required to attempt 75 questions out of 90 or 25 out of questions 30 in each section of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. This step has been taken keeping in mind the syllabus reduced by different boards across the country.
- Out of 30 questions in every section (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics), candidates will be required to attempt only 25 questions. There will be no negative marking for the 15 optional questions incase they are attempted by students.
JEE Main 2021 Important Dates
JEE Main 2021 exam dates along with registration dates, admit card download date, answer key release dates, result announcement dates, and counselling dates has been updated . Candidates can check the important dates of JEE Main 2021 for all four sessions along with related dates from below:
|Application Form Availability||16-Dec-2020|| |
|Last date to apply for JEE Main 2021||16-Jan-2021|
|Registration for test practice centres||December 2020|
|Payment of application fee last date||17-Jan-2021|
|Image correction window available online||18-Jan-2021 to 21-Jan-2021|
|Application form correction window||January 2021|
|Issuance of admit card||January 2021|
|JEE Mains 2021 exam dates||Session-1: 23-Feb-2021 to 26-Feb-2021|
Session-2: 15-Mar-2021 to 18 Mar-2021
Session-3: 27-Apr-2021 to 30-Apr-2021
Session-4: 24-May-2021 to 28-May-2021
|The exam will be conducted multiple times in two shifts on each day|
|Release of response sheet and question paper||February 2021|
|Answer key release date||February 2021|
|Declaration of result for January session||February 2021|
|Downloading of Scorecard||February 2021|
JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria
NTA has released the JEE Main eligibility criteria for BTech, BArch and BPlan papers. Candidates must fulfil all the eligibility conditions to be eligible for JEE Main. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2021 is as follows:
1. Age Criteria: There is no age limit for aspirants appearing in the JEE Main
2. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)
- Candidates who have passed their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 or 2019 are eligible
- Those who are appearing in their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2020 are also eligible to appear in January and April session
- Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2018 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2021.
3. Qualifying subjects: Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th /qualifying examination to be eligible
4. Qualifying marks
- To appear in JEE Mains, the minimum qualifying marks (for admission to NITs, IIITs, IITs, and CFTIs) that aspirants require is 75 per cent (aggregate) or
- Candidates should be in the top 20 percentile in the Class 12 exam conducted by respective Boards
- For reserved candidates, the minimum qualifying marks is 65 per cent
5. Total attempts
- A candidate is allowed to attempt the exam for three consecutive years
- The number of attempts will be four in total a year from 2021
JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern
JEE Main 2021 will consist of three papers. Each paper will be of three hours. NTA JEE Main 2021 question paper will include both multiple-choice questions as well as numerical based questions.Check the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern below.
|Mode of exam||BTech/BPlan – CBT mode|
BArch – PBTmode | CBT mode
|Type of questions||Objective (MCQs) and Numerical|
Subjective – BArch Drawing Paper
|Number of questions||75 for BTech|
77 for BArch
100 for BPlan
|Total marks||Paper 1 – 300 marks|
Paper 2:BArch – 400 marks
BPlanning – 400 marks
|Name of sections||BTech – 3 (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)|
BArch – 3 (Drawing, Mathematics, and Aptitude)
BPlan – 3 (Mathematics, Aptitude, and Planning Based Questions)
|Marking scheme||Correct Response – (+4)|
Incorrect Response – (-1)
JEE Main 2021 Syllabus
NTA will publish JEE Main 2021 syllabus for Paper 1, 2 and 3 in online mode on the official website. This year, the authority has separated BPlan from BArch. The syllabus will help candidates to plan their studies accordingly.
Before starting with preparations, candidates must know the detailed syllabus. Going through the JEE Main syllabus, students will know topics of every subject that are important from JEE Main point of view.
JEE Main 2021 Syllabus for Paper 1
Unit 1: Sets, relations, and functions
Unit 2: Complex numbers and quadratic equations
Unit 3: Matrices and determinants
Unit 4: Permutations and combinations
Unit 5: Mathematical induction
Unit 6: Binomial theorem and its simple applications
Unit 7: Sequences and series
Unit 8: Limit, continuity, and differentiability
Unit 9: Integral calculus
Unit 10: Differential equations
Unit 11: Co-ordinate geometry
Unit 12: Three-dimensional geometry
Unit 13: Vector algebra
Unit 14: Statistics and probability
Unit 15: Trigonometry
Unit 16: Mathematical reasoning
Unit 1: Physics And Measurement
Unit 2: Kinematics
Unit 3: Laws Of Motion
Unit 4: Work, Energy, and Power
Unit 5: Rotational Motion
Unit 6: Gravitation
Unit 7: Properties Of Solids And Liquids
Unit 8: Thermodynamics
Unit 9: Kinetic Theory Of Gases
Unit 10: Oscillations And Waves
Unit 11: Electrostatics
Unit 12: Current Electricity
Unit 13: Magnetic Effects Of Current And Magnetism
Unit 14: Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating Currents
Unit 15: Electromagnetic Waves
Unit 16: Optics
Unit 17: Dual Nature Of Matter And radiation
Unit 18: Atoms And Nuclei
Unit 19: Electronic Devices
Unit 20: Communication Systems
Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts In Chemistry
Unit 2: States Of Matter
Unit 3: Atomic Structure
Unit 4: Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure
Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics
Unit 6: Solutions
Unit 7: Equilibrium
Unit 8: Redox Reactions And Electrochemistry
Unit 9: Chemical Kinetics
Unit10: Surface Chemistry
Section B: Inorganic Chemistry
Unit 11: Classification Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties
Unit 12: General Principles And Processes Of Isolation Of Metals
Unit 13: Hydrogen
Unit 14: S – Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)
Unit 15: P – Block Elements
Unit 16: D – And F – Block Elements
Unit 17: Co-Ordination Compounds
Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry
Section C: Organic Chemistry
Unit 19: Purification And Characterization Of Organic Compounds
Unit 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Unit 21: Hydrocarbons
Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
Unit 23: Organic Compound, Containing Oxygen Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Carboxylic Acids
Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Unit 25: Polymers
Unit 26: Biomolecules
Unit 27: Chemistry In Everyday Life
Unit 28: Principles Related To Practical Chemistry
JEE Main 2021 Participating Institutes
|Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai||5845||–|
|Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar||2251||11238|
|Indian Institute of Technology Bombay||66||3388|
|Indian Institute of Technology Delhi||105||3738|
|Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad||3029||10662|
|Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad||5157||–|
|Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar||1448||9012|
|Indian Institute of Technology Goa||4277||–|
|Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati||588||7094|
|Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad||584||7388|
|Indian Institute of Technology Indore||1222||8464|
|Indian Institute of Technology Jammu||5218||14300|
|Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur||2818||–|
|Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur||239||5273|
|Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur||293||5833|
|Indian Institute of Technology Madras||158||5727|
|Indian Institute of Technology Mandi||2941||10428|
|Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad||4854||13782|
|Indian Institute of Technology Patna||2719||12184|
|Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee||422||6072|
|Indian Institute of Technology Ropar||1943||9713|
|Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati||4117||13585|
|Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi|
JEE Main participating colleges: List of IIITs
|Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)|
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior (M.P.)||Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Kurnool|
|Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)||Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Kottayam|
|Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur (M.P.)||Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Kalyani, West Bengal|
|Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati (Assam)||Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Una, Himachal Pradesh|
|Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota (Rajasthan)||Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Ranchi, Jharkhand|
|Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chitoor (A. P.)||Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhagalpur|
|Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara (Gujarat)||Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhopal|
|Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur Mantripukhri, Imphal||Indian Institute of Information Technology Surat|
|Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Dharwad||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Jhalwa, Allahabad|
JEE Main participating colleges: List of NITs
|National Institutes of Technology (NITs)|
|National Institute of Technology Agartala||National Institute of Technology Sikkim|
|National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh||National Institute of Technology Srinagar|
|National Institute of Technology Delhi||National Institute of Technology Surathkal|
|National Institute of Technology Durgapur||National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli|
|National Institute of Technology Goa||National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand|
|National Institute of Technology Hamirpur||National Institute of Technology Warangal|
|National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur||Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad (U.P.)|
|National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra||National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh.|
|National Institute of Technology Manipur||Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (MP)|
|National Institute of Technology Meghalaya||National Institute of Technology, Calicut (Kerela)|
|National Institute of Technology Mizoram||Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (Rajasthan)|
|National Institute of Technology Nagaland||Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar (Punjab)|
|National Institute of Technology Patna||National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya|
|National Institute of Technology Puducherry||Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat (Gujarat)|
|National Institute of Technology Raipur||Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (Maharashtra)|
|National Institute of Technology Rourkela|
JEE Main participating colleges: List of CFTIs
|Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs)|
|Assam University, Silchar||School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal|
|Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi||School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi|
|Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar||School of Planning & Architecture: Vijayawada|
|Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi||Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir|
|Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management, Ahmedabad||Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur|
|Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur||HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar|
|J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, Department of Electronics & Communication, University of Allahabad- Allahabad||International Institute of Information Technology, Naya Raipur|
|National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad (Maharashtra)||Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh|
|National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi||Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi|
|Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab||International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar|
|Mizoram University, Aizawl||University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad|
|Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur|
Important FAQs regarding JEE Main 2021
Q. When will JEE Mains 2021 be held?
A. JEE Main 2021 exam dates released by the Education Minister for February session. The first session of JEE Main 2021 will be held from February 23 to 26 in online mode.
Q. How many times a student can appear for JEE Main 2021?
A. JEE Main 2021 will be conducted four times in a year. The number of attempts for admission in a particular academic session will be considered as one. The student’s best of the 2021 NTA scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.
Q. When will JEE Main 2021 forms release?
A. The registration for JEE Main 2021 has been started from December 16. Candidates have to fill and submit the JEE main 2021 application forms by January 16.
Q. Is there any dress code for JEE Main 2020?
A. The dos and don’ts on the exam day along with the dress code will be mentioned in the January session. Candidates appearing for JEE Main 2021 January exam should wear clothes accordingly.
Q. When will JEE Main 2021 admit card by NTA release?
A. The admit card for JEE Mains 2021 will be available on the official website. The admit card of JEE Main 2021 February exam will be available 15 days prior to the exam.
Q. How can I download JEE Main admit card?
A. Candidates can download the admit card of JEE Main 2021 by entering application number and date of birth on the login window.
Q. Can I get JEE Main application form 2021 in offline mode?
A. No, JEE Main 2021 will not be available in offline mode. The conducting authority will release the application form in online mode only.
Q. Will a duplicate JEE Main admit card be issued if I lost my admit card?
A. No. the authority will not issue any duplicate admit card of JEE Main. In this case, candidates can go back to the JEE Main official website, download and reprint admit card by entering the login credentials.
Q. The spelling of my name is incorrect in the admit card. How can I correct it?
A. In case of such errors in the admit card, candidates must immediately contact the JEE Main officials.
Q. Is there an age limit in JEE Main?
A. For appearing in the JEE Main 2020 examination, there is no age limit for the candidates.
Q. What is NTA and its role in JEE Main 2020?
A. NTA or National Testing Agency is an autonomous testing organisation to conduct entrance exams for admission/fellowship in higher education institutions. NTA is entrusted to take care of all issues from test preparation, to test delivery and to test marking in the exams conducted by the agency including JEE Main 2020. The agency is converting its 2,697 test practice centres into teaching centres from 2019.
Q. What are the cut off marks for JEE mains 2020?
A. JEE Main 2020 qualifying cutoff marks has been announced along with the result.
Q. What is JEE Main 2020 result date?
A. JEE Main 2020 result release date will be announced later. Total 10.23 lakh candidates appeared in the last year’s JEE Main exam.
Q. What is the qualifying marks for JEE Mains 2020?
A. The qualifying marks for JEE Main 2020 exam will be announced by September 10 along with the result. The qualifying cutoff for JEE Mains 2020 consists of the minimum marks that the candidates have to secure to qualify for JEE Advanced.
Q. Will JEE Main 2021 be postponed?
A. JEE Main 2021 will be held in multiple sessions (February, March, April and May). The first session of JEE Main 2021 will be held in online mode from February 22 to 25 while March session will be held from March 15 to 18, April session will be conducted from April 27 to 30 and May session will be held from May 24 to 28.
Q. Will 75% criteria be removed for JEE 2021?
A. No, officials have not removed 75% eligibility criteria from JEE Main 2021 examinations.
Q. Has the syllabus and pattern of JEE Main changed after NTA took over CBSE?
A. No, NTA JEE Main syllabus, as well as JEE Main pattern, is the same. However, this year, the authority has changed the exam pattern of JEE Main.
Q. Is it mandatory to appear for the exam twice or can I take the JEE Main once?
A. No, there is no mandate to appear for the exam twice. It depends on the candidate’s choice. In case they appear for the exam, the better of the two scores will be used to rank in the merit list.
Q. Is there any change in the syllabus of JEE Main 2021?
A. No, there is no change in the syllabus of NTA JEE Main 2020 paper 1, 2 and 3.
Q. For how many papers JEE Main 2020 January exam will be conducted?
A. JEE Main 2020 February exam will be conducted for 2 papers – BTech (paper 1) BArch and BPlan (paper 2).