JEE Mains 2021

JEE Mains (Joint Entrance Examination Main) is a national level entrance exam conducted by the NTA to select students for admission in BE/BTech, BPlan, and BArch courses at the IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) across the country. It is also the eligibility exam for the JEE Advanced for admission in various undergraduate and dual engineering programmes offered by the IIT's in the country.

There are changes in the JEE Mains exam. The JEE Mains will be held in four sessions from 2021 onwards. The candidate’s best of all the 2021 NTA scores will be considered for preparation of merit list/ ranking. The counselling cum seat allotment for all the IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs will be organised and managed by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).

Update: The registration for the April Session has beung and going to end on April 04, 2021.

JEE Main 2021

Check the important details of JEE Main exam in the table given below.

Full Exam Name Joint Entrance Examination (Main)
Short Exam Name JEE Main
Conducting Body National Testing Agency
Frequency of Conduct 4 times a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English, Hindi, Urdu (All Center Cities) Regional Languages
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Computed Based Test (Pen and paper-based for Drawing section in B.Arch)
Mode of Counselling Online
Total Questions Asked (Increased in 2021) B.E/B.Tech – 90; B.Arch – 82; B. Planning- 105
Total Questions to be Answered B.E/B.Tech – 75; B.Arch – 77; B. Planning- 100
Marking Scheme

4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked; No negative marking for Non-MCQ questions

Total Marks B.E/B.Tech – 300; B.Arch – 400; B. Planning- 400
Exam Duration 3 hours (3.5 hours for both – B.Arch and B. Planning)
Official Website jeemain.nta.nic.in

JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates

JEE Main 2021 exam dates are out along with registration dates, admit card download date, answer key release dates, result announcement dates, and counseling dates have been updated on this page. Candidates can check the important dates of JEE Main 2021 for the April session along with related dates from below:

Events Dates Salient Features
Application form availability for April session March 25, 2021
  • Registration begins in online mode for February/March/April/May sessions.
  • There are several changes this year in the application process, fee payment, fee structure, etc.
Last date to apply for JEE Main 2021 April 04, 2021 (6 pm)
  • Candidates to ensure that filled-in application forms are submitted online on the official website.
Payment of application fee last date April 05, 2021 (11:50 pm)
  • Candidates have to pay the required fees and upload their signatures and photographs within the given time period.
Image correction window available online March 25, 2021, to April 04, 2021
  • Candidates can correct images uploaded in the application form during this facility.
  • Candidates can correct their uploaded images from the official website by entering the application number and password
Application correction window for April session March 25, 2021, to April 04, 2021
  • Application correction is available on the official website
  • All the details except the exam cities in the filled-in JEE Mains application form can be modified.
Issuance of admit card for April session April 2021
  • Admit card is available online for download on the official JEE Main website
JEE Mains 2021 exam dates Session 1: Feb 23 to 26 2021 Session 2: Mar 16 to 18, 2021 Session 3: Apr 27 to 30, 2021 Session 4: May 24 to 28 2021 The exam will be conducted in two shifts on each day
  • Shift 1 - 9 am to 12 pm
  • Shift 2 - 3 pm to 6 pm (6:30 pm for BArch and Bplanning)
Release of April response sheet and question paper To be notified soon
  • Candidates can view the answer keys and download question papers
  • No amount will be refunded even if the answer is correct
March Answer key release date To be notified soon
  • NTA has published the provisional answer keys along with the question paper on the official website of the exam.
March Answer key release challenge last date To be notified soon
  • Candidates can challenge answer keys
  • If any candidate wants to challenge the answer keys they will be allowed to do so by paying Rs 200 per question
Final answer key To be notified soon
  • Final answer keys have been released after scrutinizing the objections raised by the candidate
Declaration of result for April session To be notified soon
  • The result and scorecard can be downloaded from its official website.
  • Candidates will be able to check the result by entering the application number and password/date of birth.

JEE Main Application Fee

The application fee for the exam has to be paid online.

Fee payable for JEE (Main) 2021 Gender India Center Foreign Center
Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech orPaper 2A: B. Archor Paper 2B: B.Planning General/Gen-EWS/OBC(NCL) Male 650 3000
Female 325 1500
SC/ST/PwD Male 325 1500
Female 325 1500
Transgender 325 1500
Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech & Paper 2A: B. Archor 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 650 3000
SC/ST/PwD Male 650 3000
Female 650 3000
Transgender 650 3000
Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

JEE Main Photo Size

Check the image size as prescribed by NTA for the JEE Mains Application Form.

Image File size Dimensions File Format
Photograph (with name and date of taking the photo) 10 kb to 200 kb 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm JPEG/JPG
Signature of Candidate 4 kb to 30 kb 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm JPEG/JPG

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates can check and must fulfill all the eligibility conditions to be eligible for JEE Mains. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2021 is as follows:

Age Criteria:

Educational Qualification:

Qualifying subjects:

Qualifying marks

Total attempts

JEE Main 2021 Registration

The application form of JEE Main 2021 for 4 sessions has been released in online mode. Candidates will be able to fill and submit their JEE Main 2021 application form for papers 1 (BE/BTech), paper 2 (BArch and BPlan). The JEE Main 2021 registration for the April session is open until April 4 in online mode.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021

JEE Main 2021 will be conducted through three papers for  B.E/ B.Tech, B.Architecture, and B.Planning. JEE Main 2021 Exam pattern has undergone some drastic changes this year. For the first time choice has been introduced for questions considering the reduction in the syllabus by CBSE and other state boards. Although total questions in each of the 3 papers have been increased, the total marks for the papers remain the same as the previous years.

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 (Asked)  90 (30 questions from each subject) 82  (Mathematics- 30; Aptitude- 50; Drawing- 2) 105 (Mathematics- 30; Aptitude- 50; Planning Based-25)
Number of questions (To be Answered)  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) + 30 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 10 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) + Aptitude- 50 MCQ + Drawing- 2 Questions Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 10 (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

JEE Main Syllabus

NTA has released the syllabus for JEE. Its syllabus comprises topics that are covered in class 11th and 12th standard in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry subjects.

Having said that, here is the subject-wise breakdown of important chapters for JEE Main 2021. Students need to pay proper attention to these chapters to ace the examination.

Maths

Vectors 3D Geometry
Sequence and Series Determinant and Matrices
Circles Straight Lines
Definite Integral Probability Distribution
Functions Limits and Continuity
Conic Sections Application of Derivatives
Quadratic Equation Complex Numbers
Binomial Theorem The area under the Curve
Differentiability

Physics

Ray Optics Thermodynamics
Semiconductors EM Waves
Gravitation Magnetism
Alternating Current Wave Optics
Electromagnetic Induction Oscillations
Kinematics Rotation
Current Electricity Electrostatics
Magnetic Effects of Current Properties of Matter
Bohr’s Atomic Model Waves and Sound

Chemistry

Gaseous and Liquid State Atomic Structure
Chemical Kinetics Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding Surface Chemistry
Coordination Compound D Block Elements
Aromatic Compounds Alkyl Halides
P Block Elements Thermodynamics
Isomerism General Organic Chemistry
Carboxylic Acids Aldehydes and Ketones
Nuclear Chemistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. When will be the JEE mains 2021 April session admit card released?

The admit card of the JEE Mains April session is going to release after the completion of the registration on the official website any time soon.

Q2. Does NTA open registration for each session of the JEE Mains exam?

Yes, candidates get a chance to register themself for each session of the JEE Mains exam. The NTA opens a window for each session of the exam.

Q3. In how many sessions JEE Mains 2021 exam will be conducted?

The JEE Mains 2021 exam is conducted in 4 sessions from February to May. Check the details: February 23 to 26, March 15 to 18, April 27 to 30, and May 24 to 28, 2021.

Q4. How many subjects are asked in the JEE Mains exam?

A total of three subjects are asked in the JEE Mains exam. These are Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

Q5. What is the last date to apply for the April session of the JEE Mains 2021 exam?

The last date for the JEE Mains exam fourth session registration is April 04, 2021.