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JEE Main 2021

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on January 15, 2021

As per the official notification released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) which is the conducting body of JEE Main Exam, the exam dates, until further notice, have been postponed in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Students who applied for the examination have been granted more time to prepare themselves for one of the toughest examinations conducted across the country. Here is what students must prepare for and how the question paper is designed.

The National Testing Agency released JEE Main Exam Pattern along with the official notification on the official website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in. NTA being the examination conducting authority announces the detailed exam pattern of JEE Main including number of questions and what type of questions are asked in the exam. There have been several changes introduced in the exam pattern of JEE Main Exam. JEE Main 2021 would contain 3 papers in which students can appear based on the eligibility criteria defined by NTA. Besides, there will be separated exam papers for B. E./B. Tech, B. Arch., and B. Planning courses.

The questions asked in JEE Main Exam are of multiple-choice type. Candidates appearing in any of the three papers must ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria defined by the National Testing Agency. Besides, candidates should be aware of number of questions and what type of questions are asked in the paper.

  • Paper 1 is conducted for admission to B. E./B. Tech and it generally consists of 3 subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Paper 2 is for admission to B. Arch and the questions asked in this section are objective type for Mathematics and Aptitude.
  • Paper 3 is conducted for admission to B. Planning and the questions are of MCQ type.

Before appearing for the exam, it is important for students to go through the exam pattern as it can help them attain an idea of nature of the exam, what weightage is given to each section, and duration of the exam. There are various other features of the national level entrance examination that students can have look at by going through the examination pattern.

Highlights of JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

  • B. E./B. Tech question paper would consist of 75 questions i.e. 25 questions in each section (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics).
  • There have been Numerical Value Based questions added to all the three papers of JEE Main.
  • Question paper of B. Arch would contain a total of 77 questions.
  • While the question paper of B. Planning would contain 100 questions.
  • Part 3 of B. Planning question paper would consist of 25 questions of planning based objective type MCQ.

Note* Candidates can apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning Papers, in such case the duration to complete the exam would increase to 3 hours 30 minutes.

Particulars of B. Tech/B. E. Question Paper

Particulars

B. E./ B. Tech

Mode of examination

Computer Based Test (Online)

Sections and subjects

Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Duration

3 hours (180 minutes) i.e. 60 minutes for each section

No. of questions

  • 75 questions i.e. 20 + 5 questions per section
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Questions with answer in a numerical value, equal weightage to mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

Type of questions

Multiple Choice questions with one correct answer

Total marks

300 marks

Language

Hindi, English, and Gujarati (Gujarati language can only be chosen by candidates applying from Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli regions.)

Particulars of B. Arch question paper

Particulars

B. Arch

Mode of examination

  • Computer Based Test for Mathematics and Aptitude
  • Offline for Drawing Test

Sections and subjects

Mathematics and Aptitude, and Drawing

Duration

3 hours i.e. 180 minutes

No. of questions

77 questions divided in Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing.

  • Mathematics – 25 questions
  • Aptitude – 50 questions
  • Drawing – 2 questions

Type of questions

  • Mathematics & Aptitude – MCQs
  • Drawing questions – candidates have to draw in these questions.

Total marks

400 marks

Language

Hindi, English, and Gujarati (Gujarati language can only be chosen by candidates applying from Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli regions.)

Particulars of B. Planning question paper

Particulars

B. Planning

Mode of examination

Computer Based Test for Mathematics and Aptitude and Planning

Sections and subjects

Mathematics and Aptitude, and Planning

Duration

3 hours i.e. 180 minutes

No. of questions

100 questions divided in Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning.

  • Mathematics – 25 questions
  • Aptitude – 50 questions
  • Planning based questions – 25 questions

Type of questions

  • Mathematics & Aptitude – MCQs
  • Planning based questions - MCQ

Total marks

400 marks

Language

Hindi, English, and Gujarati (Gujarati language can only be chosen by candidates applying from Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli regions.)

Detailed Description of JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

Paper 1 – B. E./B. Tech

JEE Main 2021 February is scheduled to be conducted from 23rd February 2021 to 26th February 2021. The new schedule has been recently disclosed by the officials. There are three sections in which the question paper (Paper 1) is divided, and the sections are Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Knowing JEE Main Syllabus would help students attain more clarity about what they should study in order to score well.

Marking Scheme:

  • Students will be rewarded with +4 marks for each correct answer (For MCQs) and -1 mark would be deducted as penalty for an incorrect one.
  • Questions that remain unattempted would not result in deduction of any marks.
  • Questions that are not of multiple-choice type would stand for +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • No negative marking would be there in case of unattempted question.

Subject wise distribution of questions in Paper 1

Subjects

No. of questions

Marks

Physics

25

100

Chemistry

25

100

Mathematics

25

100

Total

75 questions

300

The other factors such as Type of Questions, Marking Scheme, Number of Questions, and Maximum Marks. Students must be aware of these factors in order to do well and qualify the examination. The factors are as following:

Factors

B. Tech/B. E. (Paper 1)

No. of Questions

75 questions (25 questions in each section)

Type of questions

  • 60 questions of MCQs with 4 options each with one correct option
  • 15 questions of numerical value answers

Marking Scheme

  • MCQs - +4 marks for each correct answer
  • -1 mark for incorrect answer
  • Non MCQs - +4 marks for each correct answer
  • No negative marking for incorrect answers

Maximum Marks

300

Paper 2 – B. Arch

The question paper is divided in three sections namely Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing. Mathematics and Aptitude sections are conducted online i.e. through computer-based mode while, Drawing section needs to be done offline through pen and paper mode.

This paper gets students admission through undergraduate architecture programs.

Marking Scheme:

  • Students will be rewarded with +4 marks for each correct answer (For MCQs) and -1 mark would be deducted as penalty for an incorrect one.
  • Questions that remain unattempted would not result in deduction of any marks.
  • Questions that are not of multiple-choice type would stand for +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • No negative marking would be there in case of unattempted question.

Subject wise distribution of questions in Paper 1

Subjects

No. of questions

Marks

Mathematics

25

100

Aptitude

50

200

Drawing

2

100

Total

77 questions

400

Type of Questions, Marking Scheme, Number of Questions, and Maximum Marks of Paper 2 are given as following:

Factors

B. Arch

No. of questions

77 questions

  • Mathematics – 25 questions
  • Aptitude – 50 questions
  • Drawing – 2 questions

 

Type of questions

Mathematics – 20 questions of MCQs + 5 questions of numerical value answers

  • Aptitude – 50 MCQs
  • Drawing – 2 questions

Marking Scheme

  • MCQs - +4 marks for each correct answer
  • -1 mark for incorrect answer
  • Non MCQs - +4 marks for each correct answer
  • No negative marking for incorrect answers

Maximum Marks

400 marks

Paper 3 – B. Planning

The exam is conducted partially in online mode and partially in pen paper-based mode.

Marking Scheme:

  • Students will be rewarded with +4 marks for each correct answer (For MCQs) and -1 mark would be deducted as penalty for an incorrect one.
  • Questions that remain unattempted would not result in deduction of any marks.
  • Questions that are not of multiple-choice type would stand for +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • No negative marking would be there in case of unattempted question.

Subject wise distribution of questions in Paper 3

Subjects

No. of questions

Marks

Mathematics

25

100

Aptitude

50

200

Planning based objective type

25

100

Total

100 questions

400

Type of Questions, Marking Scheme, Number of Questions, and Maximum Marks of Paper 3 are given as following:

Factors

B. Planning

No. of questions

100 questions

  • Mathematics – 25 questions
  • Aptitude – 50 questions
  • Planning – 25 questions

Types of questions

Mathematics – 20 questions of MCQs + 5 questions of numerical value answers

  • Aptitude – 50 MCQs
  • Planning – 2 questions of MCQs type

Marking Scheme

  • MCQs - +4 marks for each correct answer
  • -1 mark for incorrect answer
  • Non MCQs - +4 marks for each correct answer
  • No negative marking for incorrect answers

Maximum Marks

400 marks

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FAQs related to JEE Main

Q-1

What is the JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021?


As per the exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 Exam, for students appearing for paper 1, the question paper has a total of 75 questions distributed amongst three sections of the exam i.e. Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry. These 75 questions contribute to a total of 300 marks.
Q-2

What is the marking scheme of JEE Main Exam 2021?


As per the marking scheme of jee main exam, candidates will be rewarded with +4 marks for every correct answer and there will be a penalty of 1 mark for every incorrect answer. In case of numerical value questions, candidates will be allotted +4 marks for every correct answer and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
Q-3

What is the distribution of questions amongst sections in JEE Main Paper 1?


The question paper is divided amongst three sections namely Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. There are total 75 questions and each section will consist of 25 questions.
Q-4

What is the distribution of questions amongst sections in JEE Main Paper 2 B. Arch?


The question paper is divided amongst three sections namely Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing. There are total 77 questions. There will be 50 questions in the Aptitude section, 25 questions in Mathematics section, and 2 questions in Drawing section.
Q-5

What is the distribution of questions amongst sections in JEE Main Paper 2 B. Planning?


The question paper is divided amongst three sections namely Mathematics, Aptitude, and Planning. There are total 100 questions. There will be 50 questions in the Aptitude section, 25 questions in Mathematics section, and 25 questions in Planning section.
Q-6

When will NTA release JEE Main 2021 Mock Tests?


The National Testing Agency has already released JEE Main 2021 Mock Tests on the official website of jee main. Candidates can visit the official website of jee main and download the same.
Q-7

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.

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