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What is JEE Main ?

Latest Update -- JEE Main 2021 Exam for Phase 3 (April session) and Phase 4 (May Session) will now be conducted from 20 to 25 July 2021 and 27 July to 2 August 2021. The HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', announced the exam dates on Tuesday informing students about the same.

The exam was scheduled to be conducted from 27th April 2021 to 30th April 2021 and from 24th May 2021 to 28th May 2021 which was later canceled. The NTA declared this information via official notice on the website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in. The authorities will release JEE Main Admit Card 2021 accordingly on the official website of JEE Main. NTA JEE Admit Card are expected to be released soon. Candidates must notice that they will be required to enter their JEE Main Login details while downloading the admit card. Meanwhile, students must prepare all the topic of IIT JEE Main 2021 Syllabus to perform well in JEE Exam of April Session.  

As per the announcement made by the Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank', JEE Main 2021 is scheduled to be held in four sessions i.e. in the month of February, March, April, and May. The decision has been taken due to the outbreak of pandemic COVID-19 across the country. Students willing to take the exam must first register themselves before the application window closes. Candidates must visit the official website of JEE Main register themselves for the exam.

Now that there is reduction introduced in CBSE Syllabus and the other state board syllabus, JEE Main Syllabus has also been revised. As per the changes introduced, there will be 90 questions in JEE Main Exam Question Paper out of which, candidates will only be required to solve 75 questions. The other 15 optional questions will be of no negative marking. Candidates must also note that there are no changes introduced in JEE Main Syllabus this year for JEE Main 2021.  

Click Here for Detailed Topic Wise JEE Main Syllabus 2021

JEE Main 2020 was successfully conducted in January 2020 and due to COVID-19 pandemic, in September 2020. There are 110 participating engineering institutes for which the Joint Seat Allocation Authority, also known as JoSAA has released JEE Main 2020 Cutoff for Round 1 to 6 in the form of opening and closing ranks.

The qualifying cut off of JEE Main 2020 for general category was 90.3 while for the reserved categories JEE Main 2020 Cutoff ranged from 39 to 72. The number of qualifiers of JEE Main 2020 was 43,204. The number stands the largest in the last 3 years.

Check Here- Previous Year's Closing Rank of NITs For Admission to B. Tech in Computer Science


JEE Main Exam Overview

Name of Examination

JEE Main 2021

Exam Category

Pre-Undergraduate

Exam Level

National Level Entrance Examination

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency

Courses Offered

B. Arch, B. Tech/B. E., and B. Planning

Mode of Examination

Online

Time Duration

3 hours, 180 minutes

No. of Test Cities

264 in India and 9 Abroad

Official Website

Jeemain.nic.in

Exam Score Accepted by

IITs, NITs, SFTIs, and CFTIs

Periodicity

Four times a year

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions Type

Qualifying Rate

72%

The exam is conducted through online as it is a Computer Based Test (CBT). Candidates applying for the exam must have passed senior secondary school with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry/Biology as compulsory subjects.


JEE Main 2021 Important Exam Dates

Event

Dates

JEE Main 2021 Registration Starts

25 March 2021

JEE Main 2021 Registration Ends

4 April 2021

Last Date to Fill Application Form with Fee Submission

5 April 2021

JEE Main Application Form Correction Window Opens

-

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card Issuance

3rd Week of April 2021


JEE Main 2021 Dates for Other Sessions

Session

Dates

JEE Main 2021 – February Session

23rd February 2021 to 26th February 2021

JEE Main 2021 – March Session

16th March 2021 to 18th March 2021

JEE Main 2021 – April Session

27th April 2021 to 30th April 2021

JEE Main 2021 – May Session

24th May 2021 to 28th May 2021

The National Testing Agency will provide candidates with benchmark disabilities a compensatory 1 hour to complete the examination. This compensatory 1 hour is an addition to 3 hours which is the actual duration of the examination.


Comparison of JEE Main Exam with Other Engineering Exams

There are various engineering entrance examinations other than JEE Main conducted across the country for admission to B. Tech/B. E. Though JEE Main is considered the most sought-after engineering entrance examinations of the country, yet there are various other exams that students may take for admission to prestigious engineering institutions. The competition, these days, has become so intense that students are keen to qualify JEE Main Exam without even realizing the importance of the other entrance exams. Candidates willing to pursue their career in the field of engineering.

Competition

JEE Main

BITSAT

VITEEE

SRMJEEE

MUOET

MHTCET

Difficulty level

Very Tough

Tough

Moderately Tough

Moderately Tough

Tough

Very Tough

Min Cut off for admission

Check Cutoff

Questions vs duration

75/ 3 hrs

150 / 3hrs

125/2.5 hrs

125/2.5 hrs

60/2 hrs

150/3 hrs

No. of Sections

3

4

5

3

4

2

Subjects

Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics

Physics, Chemistry, English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning, Mathematics/Biology (for B. Pharma)

Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, Aptitude, English

Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, Aptitude, English

Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, English, General Aptitude

Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics

Marking scheme

300 marks i.e. 4 marks for every correct answer

450 marks i.e. 3 marks for every correct answer

125 marks i.e. 1 mark for every correct answer

125 marks i.e. 1 mark for every correct answer

240 marks i.e. 4 marks for every correct answer

200 marks. 100 marks each section.

Negative marking

Yes, -1 mark for every incorrect answer

Yes, -1 mark for every incorrect answer

No negative marking

No negative marking

Yes, -1 for every incorrect answer

No negative marking

No. of registrants every year

10 lakh

3 lakh

2.1 lakh

4 lakh

2.5 lakh

4.35 lakh

Accepting Colleges

JEE Main Accepting Colleges

BITSAT Accepting Colleges

VITEEE Accepting Colleges

SRMJEEE Accepting Colleges

MUOET Accepting Colleges

MHTCET Accepting Colleges


The National Testing Agency (NTA) released the JEE Main Answer Key 2021 for March session on 20th March 2021. The answer keys for all the three papers have been released on the official website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in.JEE Main Answer Key 2021

  • Candidates will now be able to download their question papers along with answer key from the official website. Candidates must enter their login credentials to proceed further.
  • The answer keys have been released for all the slots.
  • Candidates have been allowed to challenge JEE Main Answer Key 2021 by raising an objection on the official website of JEE Main.
  • Candidates must process the payment of INR 200 as fee to challenge JEE Main 2021 Answer key.
  • Candidates must notice that the fee, in any circumstances, shall not be refundable.

JEE Main 2021 Helpline

While going through various phases conducted by NTA for JEE Main 2021 Exam, students might face problems amidst the pandemic COVID-19 and for such situations NTA has decided to come up with some exclusive helpline numbers. Here, students can reach out to the officials for exam related queries through text messages. The helpline will remain functional from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

NTA Helplines

Phone Number

NTA Text Helpline No 1

8178359845

NTA Text Helpline No 2

8700028512

NTA Text Helpline No 3

9650173668

NTA Text Helpline No 4

9599676953

NTA Text Helpline No 5

8882356803

Note* Students seeking information related to the mock tests for JEE Main 2021 can reach out to the officials on tpc@nta.ac.in.

National Testing Agency

Block C-20 1A/8, Sector – 62

IITK Outreach Center, Gautam Buddha Nagar

Noida – 201309, Uttar Pradesh (India)


Joint Entrance Examination shorten ed as JEE Main is an engineering entrance examination conducted at the national level for admission to the elite engineering colleges and institutions across the country such as Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology, etc. Qualifying JEE Main exam would allow students to sit through JEE Advanced examination for admission to around 11279 seats across 23 Indian Institutes of Technology. The exam was previously conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education which has now been changed to the National Testing Agency.

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As per the records, there used to be two exams i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2 conducted for admission to B. Tech/B. E. and B. Arch respectively but from the academic year 2019 and onwards there would be another exam Paper 3 is added for admission to B. Planning. Besides, the National Testing Agency has decided to take the exam four times a year i.e. Session 1 and Session 2, Session 3, and Session 4 in the month of February, March, April, and May respectively. Candidates can appear for both the exams and they would be shortlisted based on the best score of the four exams.

Click here to know about the Changes JEE Main Exam Pattern Has Come Across.

JEE Main Application Process for the February session commenced from 16th December 2020. Candidates aspiring to appear for JEE Main February session must visit the JEE Main official website i.e. jeemain.nic.in. The last date to apply for the examination is 16th January 2021. Since the exam is being conducted four times a year, students who fail to perform well in any one session can again apply for the exam conducted in March, April,and May sessions to score well. JEE Main 2021 for February session is scheduled to be conducted from 23rd February 2021 to 26th Febaruary 2021 and the dates for other sessions has bee given below in tabular form. The official website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in has now been shifted to jeemain.nic.in by the National Testing Agency which is the conducting authority of JEE Main Exam.


Highlights of JEE Main 2021

  • Admit cards for JEE Main 2021 March session have been made live.
  • There are overall 3 papers in which Numeric Value Questions have been added to the paper pattern.
  • Candidates applying for B. Planning can now go through the sample papers released by NTA in order to understand the exam pattern.
  • Total 2,50,000 top test takers would be allowed to sit through JEE Advanced 2020 Exam. 
  • Candidates who would have completed senior secondary school with a background of Commerce and Humanities would also be eligible to sit through JEE Main 2020 for admission to B. Planning.

JEE Main January session was successfully conducted, onwards and the result of the same was declared in January 2020 itself. As the examination was conducted in multiple sessions, the scores have been converted into percentile form by the NTA. Read More

The candidates aspiring to appear for JEE Advanced examination must qualify Paper 1 of JEE Main examinationJEE Advanced is a national-level examination, conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for admissions in courses offered by 21 IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM). The top 2,24,000 scorers of JEE Main examination are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced examination.

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JEE Main Applications Received for the Last 6 Years:

Year

Applicants

2012

12.82 Lakh

2015

13.56 Lakh

2016

13.03 Lakh

2017

12.07 Lakh

2018

11.99 Lakh

2019

11.50 Lakh

2020 (January)

9.65 Lakh

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Common Mistakes to Avoid in JEE Main Exam

Below mentioned are some of the common mistakes that students generally commit during the examination. Students are advised to go through these mistakes to ensure they don't end up making mistakes in JEE Main 2021:

  • Read Instructions

Since the important instructions declared by NTA are generally mentioned on its official website and JEE Main Admit Card. Students will be required to go through these instructions carefully. Candidates must ensure that there is no important instruction that they miss out on. 

  • Time Distribution to Each Section

It is important to allocate their time amongst each section properly so that students don't end up leaving any question due to lack of time. They must also ensure that they don't spend more time than allotted to any section. This would make it possible to complete your paper in time. It would be advised to spend 40 minutes on Chemistry, 60 minutes on Mathematics, and 80 minutes on Physics. 

  • Prioritize Sections

It is ideal to prioritize sections as per your convenience. Since Chemistry is one subject that requires lesser time as there is not much calculation in it. Candidates would be advised to prioritize Chemistry as this section takes lesser time than any other subject. 

  • Read the Questions Carefully

Now that the JEE Main Exam Pattern has undergone some changes, candidates must use the optional questions wisely as this will help them perform well and increase their JEE Main Score. They must be able to figure out the choice they have been given in JEE Main Question Papers and attempt these questions carefully. 

  • Understand JEE Main Syllabus and JEE Main Exam Pattern

Students generally forget to follow JEE Main Syllabus and JEE Main Exam Pattern before appearing in the examination. It is very important to go through every aspect of exam syllabus and pattern in order to perform well in the exam. The National Testing Agency has released JEE Main Exam Patter along with JEE Main Syllabus on its official website i.e. nta.nic.in. Students must visit the official website and check syllabus and exam pattern to understand each section and its importance. 


JEE Main 2021 Application Procedure

The application form of JEE Main 2021 have been made available on the official website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nic.in from 16th December 2020 and 16th January is the last date to fil the application form. As per the recent information, there have been almost 9.34 lakh applications have been received so far. Since JEE Main Application Form can be filled only in online mode, students completed the registration procedure by visiting the official website of the exam.

Candidates who failed to fill the application form for January session can wait until the registration window again opens for April session. As per the scheduled slot, the application form for April session are expected to be made live during the first week of February 2021. Candidates must fill out the application form in order to appear for the exam conducted in April 2021.

JEE Main Application Form Pre-requisites

While filling the application form, candidates must ensure that they possess all the required documents required to be submitted/uploaded during the registration procedure. The list of documents required to fill the application form are given below:

  • Valid ID proof
  • 12th Class Certificate
  • 10th Class Marksheet
  • Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card

Documents to be Uploaded During JEE Main Application Form Filling

  • Recent Passport Sized Photograph
  • Candidate's Signature

Image

Format

Size

Dimension

Passport Sized Photograph

JPG/JPEG

10 kb to 200 kb

3.5 cm * 4.5 cm

Signature

JPG/JPEG

4 kb to 30 kb

3.5 cm * 1.5 cm

JEE Main Application Procedure generally consists of 4 steps that must be completed by candidates on the official website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nic.in.


Application Fee for JEE Main 2021

Candidates willing to take JEE Main 2021 must first register themselves for the exam and process the payment of application fee while filling the application form. The processing of payment can be done via credit card, debit card, or net banking as per candidates' convenience. Candidates can also download e-challan and process the payment of JEE Main Application fee in any of the branches of Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank, or ICICI Bank. Payment made will not be refunded in any circumstances. Below mentioned are the updated fees of JEE Main 2021.

Center

Appearing Papers

Category-wise Fee

 

Type of Paper

General/Gen- EWS/ OBC(NCL) (Male) (INR)

SC/ST/PWD/Girls/Transgender (INR)

India

Single Paper

650

325

Multiple Papers

1300

650

Abroad

Single Paper

3000

1500

Multiple Papers

6000

3000


JEE Main Admit Card

The National Testing Agency (NTA) released JEE Main 2021 Admit Card for March session on 11th March 2021 and candidates who have applied for the exam can download their respective admit cards by logging into the official website of JEE Main after entering the required credentials. These credentials include registered email id and password sent to candidates on their registered email id. JEE Main Admit Card is one of the most important documents one must carry to the examination hall since it carries important details about candidates such as exam center, exam date, instructions, candidate's photograph and signature.

Candidates must follow the below mentioned instructions in order to download their respective admit cards:

  • Visit the official website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nic.in.
  • Click on the link stating “Download Admit Card 2021”.
  • Enter the required details such as registration id and password and click on “Login”.
  • Candidates will be redirected to a page where their admit card is displayed.
  • Click on “Download Admit Card” and save it for future reference.

Before downloading the admit card, candidates must make sure that the details mentioned on their admit cards are correct as any incorrect detail may lead to cancelation of the candidature and refrain candidates from entering the examination hall.

Note* In case any discrepancy is found, candidates must immediately report to the examination authority before sitting through the exam.

Candidates must carry one of the photo ids proofs to the examination center along with JEE Main Admit Card. The valid photo id proofs are given below:

PAN Card

Driving License

Aadhar Card

Ration Card

Bank Passbook

Voter ID Card

Passport

12th Class Board Admit Card

Note* Candidates must know that there would be separate admit cards for candidates appearing for JEE Main January and April Session.


JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates

While applying for any examination, it is important for candidates to be aware of important dates concerning the exam. Along with the official JEE Main 2021 Brochure, NTA also released JEE Main Important Dates for the exam scheduled to be conducted February, March, April, and May.

Following are the important dates for JEE Main 2021 Exam of April session:

JEE Main 2021 Important Exam Dates

Event

Dates

JEE Main 2021 Registration Starts

25 March 2021

JEE Main 2021 Registration Ends

4 April 2021

Last Date to Fill Application Form with Fee Submission

5 April 2021

JEE Main Application Form Correction Window Opens

-

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card Issuance

3rd Week of April 2021


JEE Main 2021 Eligibility

Candidates applying for JEE Main 2021 must understand the basic parameters they should fulfill to become eligible for taking the examination. The eligibility criteria or set of minimum educational qualification required to sit through the exam has been defined by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This is a good to know information in order to avoid any last-minute hustle.

  • Candidates who meet the requirement defined by the National Testing Agency can apply for JEE Main 2021 Exam.
  • The basic JEE Main Eligibility to take the examination is to pass senior secondary school from a recognized board.

The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2021 have been defined in the table given below:

Age Limit

Year of Appearing in Qualifying Examination

Educational Qualification

Number of Attempts

There is no age bar set to sit through the examination.

Candidates who have completed senior secondary school in 2018, 2019 and those who are appearing in 2020 are eligible to take the exam.

Candidates must have studied at least 5 subjects in senior secondary school.

Candidates have the opportunity to appear for the exam thrice that to in consecutive years.

Candidates must make sure that they satisfy themselves about the age limit required by institutes (they wish to apply in) to take JEE Main examination.

Candidates who completed their senior secondary school in the 2017/before that or would be appearing in 2021 are not eligible to take the exam.

For B. Tech – Candidates must have studied Physics and Mathematics as main subjects along with one of the subjects such as Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical/Vocational.

 

For B. Arch – Candidates must have passed 12th class with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry as main subjects.

 

For B. Planning – It is important to have passed 12thclass with Mathematics as main subject.

 

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Candidates who have completed senior secondary school in 2018, 2019 and those who are appearing in 2020 are eligible to take the exam.

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Reservation Criteria for JEE Main 2021:

Category

Relaxation

SC

15%

ST

7.5%

OBC

27%

Physical Disability

3%

Click here to check JEE Main Reservation Policy


JEE Main Eligibility for B.Arch and B. Plan

  • Candidates seeking admission to B. Arch must qualify the entrance examination securing at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics individually and also aggregate of 50% marks in the qualifying exam. 
  • Candidates seeking admission to B. Planning must have attained at least 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination. 

The combination of subjects which are required for students for admission to any of the B. Tech, B. Arch, and B. Planning program is mentioned below. These subjects have been made mandatory for admission to IITs, NITs, and other CFTIs.

Program

Eligibility

B. E/B. Tech

Passed 12th class with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects.

B. Arch

Passed qualifying examination with subjects Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics

B. Planning

Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics

JEE Main Eligibility for Admission to NITs, IITs, and CFTIs

Candidates seeking admission to B. Tech, B. Arch, or B. Planning programs offered at NITs, IITs, and CFTIs will be shortlisted based on their All India Rank. Candidates must have attained at least 75% marks in aggregate in 12th class board exams or they should be in top 20 percentiles in 12th class.

  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories i.e. SC and ST are required to secure 65% marks in aggregate in 12th class.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

One of the changes that JEE Main Exam Pattern has gone through is addition of third paper. There used to be two papers namely Paper 1 and Paper 2 conducted for B. Tech/ B. E. and B. Arch respectively. Third paper i.e. Paper 3 has been added for admission to B. Planning course offered at the institute.

Following are the few but drastic changes that JEE Main Exam Pattern has gone through:

  • Paper 3 has been introduced for admission to B. Planning course offered at various institutes.
  • There would be questions with numeric value answers.
  • The total marks for B.E./B. Tech and B. Arch/B. Planning were kept at 360 and 390 marks respectively which now has been changed. JEE Main 2021 will consist of Papers B. Tech/B. E., B. Arch, and B. Planning with marks 300, 400, and 400 respectively.

Important Facts:

  • Paper 1 for B. E./B. Tech will be conducted in online mode.
  • Paper 2 for admission to B. Arch consists of 3 parts namely Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test where in drawing test is conducted in offline mode.
  • Paper 3 for admission to B. Planning will be conducted through online mode.
  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours and candidates can also check JEE Main Exam Pattern to be aware of examination pattern and what type of questions are asked in the exam.

JEE Main Syllabus 2021

The examination conducting body i.e. the National Testing Agency (NTA) released JEE Main 2021 Syllabus along with JEE Main brochure. The syllabus includes topics that students must study for each section of the paper. It is seen that the syllabus is almost as same as that of NCERT for 11th and 12th Class.

On one hand for Paper 1, the syllabus generally covers 3 main sections such as Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. On the other hand, Paper 2 and Paper 3 consist of 3 sections each including questions related to Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Subject. NTA would list the detailed syllabus for Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3 on its official website.

JEE Main 2021 Subjects along with Weightage

NTA has released JEE Main 2021 Syllabus on the official website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in or students can also visit nta.ac.in and check JEE Main Syllabus available online. Students must notice that that the reduction of 30% syllabus in CBSE Board Exams doesn't impact JEE Main Syllabus. In order to compensate for the same, students are given choices by NTA in JEE Main Question Paper instead. Click here to check JEE Main Syllabus along with Topic wise Weightage

JEE Main 2021 Important Dates

The National Testing Agency will be conducting JEE Main examination twice a year. The examination will be conducted in eight slots in the month of January and later in the month April. Nearly 2 lakh candidates will be accommodated in each slot. According to the notification released by the NTA, JEE Main Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Application fee and medium of examination will remain unchanged.

Events

Dates

JEE Main Admit Card (Phase I)

11th February 2021 (Out)

JEE Main 2021 – Phase I

23rd February 2021 to 26th February 2021

JEE Main Admit Card (Phase II)

11th March 2021 (Out)

JEE Main 2021 – Phase II

16th March 2021 to 18th March 2021

JEE Main Admit Card (Phase III)

3rd week of April 2021

JEE Main 2021 – Phase III

27th April 2021 to 30th April 2021

JEE Main Admit Card (Phase IV)

2nd week of May 2021

JEE Main 2021 – Phase IV

24th May 2021 to 28th May 2021

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FAQs related to JEE Main

Q-1

How many sessions will JEE Main 2021 be conducted?


JEE Main 2021 Exam will be conducted during four sessions i.e. February, March, April, and May.
Q-2

Why JEE Main 2021 is being conducted multiple times?


There are various advantages of multiple sessions of JEE Main 2021: 1) This will provide JEE Aspirants with multiple opportunities to improve their scores and do well in the next examination. 2) During their first attempt, students will get a firsthand experience of taking an exam and know their mistakes that can be further improved while writing the exam for the next time. 3) This has reduced the chances of students to drop a year and those who already are droppers would not have to waste a full year. 4) Candidates need not appear in all the sessions of JEE Main.
Q-3

Can candidates apply for more than one session?


Candidates can apply for as many sessions as they want. Students will be required to process the payment of application fee accordingly.
Q-4

Do candidates need to fill up separate application forms for each session?


No. Candidates have to fill up one application form for all the four sessions. If candidates fill the form now, there will be only one form available. If he wishes to apply for the upcoming sessions, he will have to fill the form now and the same form will be shown to him.
Q-5

If any candidate does not apply for February session, will he/she be able to apply for the other sessions?


Yes. If candidates fail to apply for February session, they can apply for the remaining sessions once the application window is made live.
Q-6

Can candidates apply for another session after declaration of JEE Main Result?


Yes. Candidates will be given this opportunity to apply for the upcoming session examination. The registration window will be re-opened immediately after JEE Main Result of current session is declared.
Q-7

Is it mandatory to pay the application fee for all the sessions students will be applying for together?


No. It is not mandatory to process the payment of application fee for all the sessions in one go. While filling the application form, candidates will be required to choose the number of sessions they will be appearing in.
Q-8

Is JEE Main Exam Tough?


The difficulty level of the examination ranges from moderate to difficult. Since qualifying this exam is a gateway for admission to the top engineering colleges in India and appearance of lakhs of candidates make it difficult to crack.
Q-9

Can JEE Main Exam be cracked without coaching?


The need for a coaching center for preparation is entirely subjective and depends on the caliber and preferences of the student. Your performance is also constantly being analyzed to help you. On the other hand, self-study has its own advantages. You can save travel time, energy and money. Self-study can be very focused during school conferences.
Q-10

How many languages JEE Main 2021 Exam will be conducted in?


JEE Main Exam 2021 will be conducted in 13 languages namely Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu in addition to Hindi, English and Gujarati.
Q-11

Is 75% marks in 12th class criterion removed for JEE Main 2021?


Yes. The authorities of jee main conducting body have removed this criterion of securing at least 75% marks in aggregate in class 12th. Candidates with less than 75% marks in aggregate will also be considered eligible to take jee main exam.
Q-12

Is it important to score well in 12th class for JEE Main 2021?


No, the officials of jee main exam have relaxed 75% criterion for admissions through JEE Mains for current year.

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility

The Eligibility Criteria of JEE Main examination has been declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The candidates aspiring to appear for JEE Main examination must fulfill the determined Eligibility Criteria to apply for the examination. The JEE Main eligibility criteria include the following factors - Qualification, Age limit, Attempt number, year of appearing and other relevant details.

It must be noted that the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria determines whether the candidate can appear for the examination or not. It doesn't deal with eligibility for admissions in NITs, IIITs, SFTIs and CFTIs. Earlier the examination was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) but from the current year, the examination will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). From the year 2019, the examination will be conducted twice a year i.e. in the month of January and April.

JEE Main Eligibility criteria have been detailed as follows:

  • Date of birth of the applicant
  • Qualifying Examination
  • Subjects of the Qualifying Examination
  • Marks secured by the candidate in the Qualifying Examination
  • Remaining number of attempts

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria in Detail:

JEE Main Eligibility

Details

Age Limit

  • There is no maximum age limit to appear for JEE Main examination.
  • The candidate must have passed Class XII or an equivalent examination from a recognized Board in the year 2017 or 2018.
  • The candidate appearing for Class XII or an equivalent examination in the current year can also appear for JEE Main examination.

JEE Main 2021 Application Procedure

JEE Main 2019 Application Procedure for January attempt has been closed. However, the JEE Main registrations for April attempt will commence from ­­­March 18, 2019. The candidates with a minimum of 75 percent aggregate in Class XII can apply for JEE main at nta.ac.in. The candidates of reserved category require 65 percent aggregate.

The online application form for January session is released in the month of September whereas the same for April session are released in the month of February.

Important Dates for JEE Main Registration:

Schedule

January Session

April Session

Availability of Application Form

From September 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

From February 8 to March 7, 2019

Application Form Correction Facility

October 2018

March 2019

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Application Fees

Center

Appearing Papers

Category-wise Fee

 

Type of Paper

General/Gen- EWS/ OBC(NCL) (Male) (INR)

SC/ST/PWD/Girls/Transgender (INR)

India

Single Paper

650

325

Multiple Papers

1300

650

Abroad

Single Paper

3000

1500

Multiple Papers

6000

3000

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

JEE Main Admit Card - The NTA will release JEE Main Admit Card right after the revised schedule of JEE Main Phase 3 is released. There is no specific date of when the agency will release JEE Mains Exam Admit Card. Candidates with successful completion of JEE Main 2021 Registration will be allowed to download their respective JEE Main 2021 Admit Card by visiting the official website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in. Candidates can download their JEE Admit Card by logging into their account with Application number provided at the time of registration as username and their date of birth as password. It is imperative to carry an original ID along with their JEE Admit Card to the examination center.

Highlights of JEE Main Admit Card

  • JEE Main Admit Card for April session will be issued by the JEE Main Exam conducting authority i.e. NTA (National Testing Agency).
  • JEE Main Admit Card have been made available on the official website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in.
  • The documents that students must carry along with their JEE Main Admit Card are valid photo id proof, filled copy of undertaking, online submitted copy of undertaking.
  • JEE Main Exam login credentials include JEE Main Application Number sent to candidates on their registered email id at the time of registration and DOB as their password.
  • The helpline email id is jeemain@nta.nic.in. Students can mark email to this email id for any query or concern.
  • The details mentioned of candidates' JEE Main Admit Card will be candidate's name, application number, roll number, father's name, course name, date of birth, category, gender, candidate's passport sized photograph, eligibility, test city and center, date of examination, shift of examination, paper type, and important instructions.

JEE Main 2021 Preparation Tips

JEE Main examination is approaching and as the examination will be conducted twice a year, the candidates will get double chance to qualify the examination. The competition for this exam is pretty on a tough level and the candidate must ensure to do well in the examination in order to get selected. A certain amount of stress always seems to be associated with the country's elite Engineering Examination i.e. JEE Main and JEE Advanced

JEE Main examination, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), is done to provide admission into B.Tech courses in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.About 2.24 Lakh candidates would be qualifying JEE Advanced that offers admission into IITs. This is one of the most important examinations that is conducted for candidates who wish to pursue engineering.

Following are preparations tips for JEE Main:

  1. A candidate must know his syllabus: Prior to beginning preparation for JEE Main, the candidate should refer to an exhaustive list of the syllabus and the topics would have to be studied under Physics, Chemistry and Maths for the entrance examination. A proper schedule can be created after having a look at the official syllabus that has been released by the NTA authorities.
  2. Time Table: After referring to the JEE Main Syllabus, the candidate should create a perfect timetable that would fit their schedule while enough time would be left for preparation with enough days left. Division of the subjects should be done in a way that preparation should not be monotonous. A specific proportion of hours can be divided among each subject so that a candidate can give the same amount of preparation across all subjects.
  3. Work on your Basics: The candidates must ensure that they make their basic concepts strong so that they can correspondingly attempt tougher questions. By having an understanding of the basic concepts, it becomes easier for candidates to attempt tougher questions. Practicing sample papers with a basic understanding of various topics is important to do well in the examination.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

The JEE Main Exam Pattern has been announced by the NTA. JEE Main Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be conducted in two individual shifts.

Things to Know About JEE Main Exam Pattern:

  • JEE Main examination comprises of two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Paper 1 will be for candidates aspiring to seek admission in B.Tech./B.E.
  • Paper 2 will be for candidates aspiring to seek admission in B.Arch/B.Planning.
  • Paper 1 will be held online i.e. in computer-based mode.
  • Paper 2 will be partly computer-based and party paper-and-pen-based. It will be computer-based for mathematics & aptitude test whereas paper-and-pen-based for drawing test.
  • Paper 1 will be based on Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
  • Paper 2 will be based on Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing skills.

Parameters

JEE Main Paper 1

JEE Main Paper 2

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

The National Testing Agency being the examination conducting authority released its syllabus along with the notification. However, JEE Main 2021 Registration Dates along with exams dates have been released by the authority. Talking about the syllabus of JEE Main Examinations, NTA has also released the syllabus of the newly added Paper 3 for admission to B. Planning course. The complete knowledge of JEE Main Syllabus would help students understand access the syllabus in the rightest manner. Students appearing for JEE Main Exam must be aware of subject wise important concepts and topics from which the question paper is prepared.

With the correct knowledge of Syllabus, students can focus on right things and plan a strategy to qualify the examination. Since there are various topics that require more time and attention than the other topics, a planned activity can help students prepare in an efficient way.

Students appearing for JEE Main 2021 would be advised to go through previous years' question papers as well. Doing this, they can get an idea about how difficult the question paper has been and what type of questions are asked in the examination.

Changes Introduced in JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

Following are the major changes that have been introduced in the exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 Exam:

  • Paper 3 has been introduced for admission to B. Planning.
  • Total number of questions in each paper have been changed:
    • B. E./B. Tech – 75 questions
    • B. Arch – 77 questions
    • B. Planning – 100 questions
  • Total marks in each section:
    • B. E./B. Tech – 300 marks
    • B. Arch – 400 marks
    • B. Planning – 400 marks
  • Numerical Value Based Questions have been introduced.
  • Planning Based Objective Type MCQs have been introduced for B. Planning Paper.

JEE Main Exam 2021 is being conducted in four sessions i.e. in the month of February, March, April, and May and the exam will be conducted in computer based mode. Students willing to appear in JEE Main 2021 can opt one of the three exams. The exam duration is 3 hours (180 minutes). Candidates with 40% disability would be given 4 hours to complete their examination. Candidates willing to appear in both B. Arch and B. Planning paper will have to complete their paper in 3 hours 30 minutes.

Detailed Syllabus of JEE Main 2021 Exam

Paper 1 Syllabus – B. E./B. Tech

Paper 1 is conducted for admission to B. E./B. Tech and students must know that the question paper consists of three sections namely Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Mathematics Syllabus for JEE Main 2021 Paper 1

Before starting off with the preparation, students must understand the requirements in order to qualify the examination. This is one of the most efficient steps that helps students prepare effectively. There are various topics included in this section and some of them are mentioned below:

  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Coordinate Geometry

JEE Main 2021 Study Material

JEE Main Study Material would be required to be studied on a regular basis to do well in the JEE Main Examination. The following are subject-wise study material that should be referred by students to do well in the examination. The candidates would be familiar with the exam pattern and also the exam like simulation to do well in the examination.

  1. Physics:

    • Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma - Volume 1 and Volume 2
    • Complete Physics for JEE Main by Irodov
  2. Chemistry:

    • NCERT books (only for Theory)
    • IIT chemistry by O.P Tandon
    • Complete Chemistry for JEE Main by NCERT
  3. Mathematics:

    • IIT Mathematics by R.D Sharma
    • The Pearson Guide to Complete Mathematics for JEE by SL Loney

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JEE Main 2021 Result

JEE Main result will comprise of scores which include actual marks obtained by the candidate in the test along with the list of candidates qualifying for JEE Advanced. Hence, the result will provide the candidate their qualifying status for JEE Advanced examination. Basically, on the basis of the scores attained by the candidate in JEE Main examination, a separate rank list will be prepared for the admissions to B.E./B. Tech. and B.Arch/ B. Planning offered by numerous engineering institutes and colleges of India (apart from 23 Indian Institutes of Technology - IITs). 

Publishing of results usually comprises of 2 steps:

The scorecards of the candidates will include the marks obtained by the candidate in All India Rank list for JEE Main Examination. This would also determine the candidate's eligibility for JEE Advanced examination. A category wise list would be prepared for all courses which would help CSAB in determining seat allotment for IITs, NITs, SFTIs and Government-aided colleges

JEE Main Cut-Offs

JEE Main cutoff is the minimum score that a candidate must get in order to be eligible for B.tech/BE and B.Arch/BPlan programmes in NITs, IIITs and top engineering colleges. With the announcement of JEE Main Result and AIR, NTA would be releasing qualifying marks for JEE Advanced.

In comparison to previous 5 year cutoffs, JEE Main last year Cutoff has been the lowest.

Cutoffs have been listed as below:

Category JEE Main marks
General 81
SC 32
ST 27
OBC 49
PwD 1

Factors used to determine JEE Main cutoff:

  1. Number of candidates who appeared in the examination
  2. The difficulty level of the examination
  3. Number of questions
  4. Overall Performance Level

JEE Main 2021 Counseling Details

JEE Main Counselling will be conducted by following:

  • JoSAA (Joint seat allocation authority) would conduct counseling session for IITs, ISMs, NITs, and other government-funded institutes.
  • CSAB( Central Seat Allocation Board) conducts separate counseling for SFTIs and NEUT.

With about 92 institutes participating in the counseling process, it is expected to begin in June. All the state counseling authorities would have their own sessions for B.E/B.tech/B.Arch admission based on JEE Main ranks.

To be a part of JoSAA, the following is the criteria:

  Criteria 1 Criteria 2
For IITs and ISM Dhanbad Qualify JEE Advanced criteria for academic courses in the IITs and ISMs and perform in the qualifying exam  Qualify JEE Advanced criteria for preparatory courses in the IITs and ISMs and perform in the qualifying exam
For NITs, IIITs and GFTIs Qualify rank in JEE Main (Paper 1) and Class 12 Qualify Rank in JEE Main Paper 2 and pass in Grade 12 with Mathematics as one of the subjects

Through JoSAA, seats would be allotted to different institutes as per the seat matrix:

Institute Seats
IITs and ISM Dhanbad 10k
NITs 17.3k
IIITs 22k
GFTIs 3.7k
 

Intake

JEE Mains score can be used for a number of private colleges.Candidates qualifying JEE Mains give the JEE advanced out of which only 11,000 candidates are eligible for IIT's and ISM.However, these scores can be used for entering into a  number of prestigious colleges.

Reservation

JEE Main Reservation - JEE Main 2021 Eligibility establishes reservation rules for students belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), OBC-NCL along with Women Candidates, Person with Disability (PwD) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS). The test dates for JEE Main 2021 have been reported (a per the official notice), Phase-III will be commenced from April 27 – 30, 2021.

  • The booking of seats through JEE Main is additionally founded on State of Eligibility (from where the applicant has showed up for the passing test)
  • This follows the boundaries identified with Home State and Other State Quota concerning admissions offered by the colleges.
  • For instance, if an applicant scores a position of 1200 and has a residence (domicile) of Delhi then he can apply through his/her home state share. With the rank that student gets to attain in JEE Main Exam, assuming they apply for NIT Delhi through home state quota, the odds of getting a seat in that school are on the positive side.

Documents to be Carried

Documents required during JEE Main Counselling:

  1. Printout of seat acceptance acknowledgment
  2. Printout of terms and conditions are taken from the CSAB website and duly signed by the candidate.
  3. Originals for verification:
    • Admit Card of JEE (Main)-2018.
    • Score Card of JEE (Main)-2018 issued by CBSE (downloaded scorecard is acceptable).
    • Class X (High School) Board Certificate as proof of date of birth.
    • Pass Certificate and Marks sheet of qualifying examination.
    • Certificate of category (SC / ST/ BC-NCL) issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format.
    • Certificate for Persons with Disabilities (PwD), if applicable.
    • Passport, if the candidate has passed the qualifying examination from outside India; this is required for determining the 'State from which eligible'.
    • Proof of place of examination Center of the final examination from the National Open School for candidates having Senior Secondary Certificate; this is required for determining the 'State from which eligible'.
  4. Two sets of self-attested copies of all the documents listed above. The originals will be returned after verification and self-attested copies will be retained by the Reporting Center.
  5. Two passport size photographs identical to the one which was pasted on the JEE Main application form.

Test Centres

JEE Main 2021 Exam Centers

JEE Main 2021 Exam is scheduled to be conducted across the country and there are 10 cities outside the country where the exam will be conducted. Candidates have been given an opportunity to select up to 4 preferences in the exam center category. Candidates can do so while filling JEE Main Application Form 2021.

Candidates will be allotted JEE Main 2021 Exam Centers based on the preferences chosen or listed by them in JEE Main Application Form. Candidates must carry a valid photo ID proof such as Aadhaar or Voter ID card along with their JEE Main Admit Card. Candidates with no JEE Main Admit Card will not be allowed to enter examination hall. NTA will conduct JEE Main across 329 cities.

JEE Main Admit Card 2021 for April session is yet to be released by the NTA. Since JEE Main is a computer-based test and hence conducted online. Due to COVID-19, the students will be allotted alternate seats. NTA has also ensured students' safety by conducting the exam following all the restrictions. Candidates, on their part, must also follow JEE Main COVID-19 Advisory and Safety Guidelines.

Read More - List of JEE Main 2021 Exam Centers

What's New ?

Changes introduced in JEE Main 2019:

  1. Mode of Examination: Paper 1 will be held in computer-based test mode whereas, Paper 2 will be in the Computer-based mode for Mathematics and Aptitude and Paper-and-pen-based mode for Drawing.
  2. Twice a year: The examination will be conducted twice a year. The candidate can appear for either one or both.
  3. Age Limit: There is no maximum age limit to appear for JEE Main examination. The candidate must have passed Class XII in 2017, 2018 or must be appearing for the Class XII examination in the year 2019.
  4. Revised Application Fee: The JEE Main Application Fee has been reduced for each category.
  5. Mock Test: NTA already started registrations for Mock Tests and the aspirants can practice these tests regularly to enhance their understanding about the actual examination.
  6. Test Practice Centres: NTA has organized practice centres at 2,697 colleges and schools with computers.
  7. Unique Question Paper: NTA is getting a huge databank of questions being prepared with the help of subject experts, educationists, psychometric test experts etc. Due to this system, each candidate will get a unique question paper in which questions will be randomly picked. 

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