JEE Main 2021: Important Dates, Eligibility, Registration Process, Pattern & Syllabus

Published on : 27th March 2021    Author : Tanvi Mittal
IIT JEE Main Exam

The Joint Entrance Exam Main is conducted for admission to B.E/ B. Tech and B.Arch/ B.Planning courses. JEE Main is the eligibility test for NITs and CFTIs. The candidates who qualify for the Main exam can appear in the JEE Advanced 2021 for admission into IITs and ISM.

JEE Main 2021 Schedule (Announced)

For the first time, the National Testing Agency administered the Joint Entrance Examination Main in 2019 in two sessions (January and April). However, from the year 2021, the exam is being conducted in 4 sessions. Interested candidates can take the test 4 times in a year and the Agency will make the merit list based on the best score of these exams for admission to undergraduate programmes such as Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology and Bachelor of Architecture or Bachelor of Planning.

JEE Main 2021 Events

February Session Exam Dates

March Session Exam Dates

April Session Exam Dates

May Session Exam Dates

Application releases

16th December 2020

1st March 2021

25th March 2021

Not announced yet

Closing date to submit the form

16th January 2021

6th March 2021

4th April 2021

Not announced yet

Admit card download

11th February 2021

11th March 2021

Not announced yet

Not announced yet

JEE Main Exam

23rd to 26th February 2021

16th to 18th March 2021

27th to 30th April 2021

24th to 28th May 2021

Result announcement dates

8th March 2021

25th March 2021

Not announced yet

Not announced yet

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JEE Main 2021 New Changes

Some of the notable changes brought in the JEE Main w.e.f. 2019 are -

  • The class 12th marks will not be accountable while calculating the All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main.
  • The general candidates must have at least 75% marks to qualify for the admission process to IITs, NITs, and CFTIs. For the SC/ST candidates, it is 65%.
  • Candidates must possess the Aadhaar Card to fill-up the form.
  • Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam can provide passport number/ration card number/bank account number or any other govt verified identity number.
  • The exam will be conducted in the CBT mode.
  • There will be 3,000 practice training centres to be set up across the nation at various colleges and institutes.
  • The total number of exam centres is 258 (including 10 international venues).
  • An aspirant can appear for all the sessions - February, March, April, and May.

JEE Main 2021 Pattern and Syllabus

The JEE Main 2021 exam pattern comprises several details such as numbers of questions, subject, marking scheme, etc. The exam pattern for different courses will be different.

For B.E./ B.Tech. Programme

Course

For admission to B.E/B.Tech programmes

Exam Mode

CBT

Subject

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Number of Questions

90 questions (30 questions per subject of total 300 marks)

Type of Question

Objective

Language

English & Hindi (for Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Gujrati is an additional language). Students need to choose the preferred language during form filling

Exam Duration

3 hours

Marking Scheme

+4 for each right answer

Negative Marking

-1 for each wrong answer (No negative marking in numerical value answer-type questions)

For B.Arch. Programme

Course

For admission to B.Arch. Programmes

Number of Questions

Total 82 questions (30 questions for Mathematics (Part-1), 50 questions for Aptitude Test (Part-2) and 2 questions for drawing (Part-3)) of total 400 marks

Type of Question

Objective (drawing will be subjective)

Exam Duration

3 hours

Marking Scheme

+4 for each right answer

Negative Marking

-1 for each wrong answer. No negative marking for numerical value type questions

For B.Planning Programme

Course

For admission to B.Planning Programmes

Number of Questions

Total 105 questions (30 questions for Mathematics (Part-1), 50 questions for Aptitude Test (Part-2) and 25 questions for Planning (Part-3)) of total 400 marks

Type of Question

Objective (drawing will be subjective)

Exam Duration

3 hours

Marking Scheme

+4 for each right answer

Negative Marking

-1 for each wrong answer. No negative marking for numerical value type questions.

Courses and Subjects Classification

Courses

Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum marks

B.E./ B.Tech.

Physics

30 questions

100 marks

Chemistry

30 questions

100 marks

Mathematics

30 questions

100 marks

B.Arch.

Mathematics

30 questions

100 marks

Aptitude Test

50 questions

200 marks

Drawing

2 questions

100 marks

B.Planning

Mathematics

30

100 marks

Aptitude Test

50

200 marks

Planning Based Questions

25

100 marks

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JEE Main Syllabus

Mathematics Syllabus for JEE Main

Sets, Relations & Functions, Matrices & Determinants, Permutations & Combinations, Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Binomial Theorem, Mathematical Induction, Limit, Sequences & Series, Differential Equations, Integral Calculus, Continuity & Differentiability, Three Dimensional Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Statistics & Probability, Vector Algebra, Mathematical Reasoning and Trigonometry, etc.

Physics Syllabus for JEE Main

Laws of Motion, Kinematics, Work, Energy & Power, Gravitation, Rotational Motion, Physics & Measurement, Properties of Solids & Liquids, Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Oscillations & Waves, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Currents, Current Electricity, Optics, Electromagnetic Waves, Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation, Electronic Devices, Atoms & Nuclei, Communication Systems, etc.

Chemistry Syllabus for JEE Main

  • Physical Chemistry: Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry, States of Matter, Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure, Atomic Structure, Solutions, Redox Reactions & Electrochemistry, Equilibrium, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, etc.
  • Inorganic Chemistry: General Principles & Process of Isolation of Metals, Hydrogen, p – Block Elements, s – Block Element, Coordination Compounds, d – and f – Block Elements, Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties, Environmental Chemistry, etc.
  • Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry, Organic Compounds Containing Halogens, Purification & Characterisation of Organic Compounds, Hydrocarbons, Polymers, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen, BioMolecules, Principles Related to Practical Chemistry, Chemistry in Everyday Life, etc.

Aptitude Test Syllabus

PART 1:

Awareness of places, persons, Texture and objects related to Architecture and building environment, buildings and materials, Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings, Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Visualising different sides of 3D objects, Analytical Reasoning.

PART 2:

Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, contrast and harmony. Drawing and designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil, colour texture, building forms and elements, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surface & volumes, Generation of Plan, Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms, Elevations and 3 D views of objects, Sketching of scenes & activities from memory of urbanscapes (public space, festivals, markets, street scenes, recreational spaces, monuments, etc.), landscape (gardens, trees, riverfronts, jungles, plants etc.) and rural life.

For B.Arch course in IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur, the candidates have to appear for AAT (Aptitude Awareness Test).

Eligibility for JEE Main 2021

  • Date of Birth: There is no age limit for appearing in the JEE Main exam.
  • Educational Qualification: The aspirants must have passed the 12th standard examination from a recognised central or state board.
  • Subjects: Among the five subjects, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects are compulsory.
  • Passing Year: The candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination in 2019, 2020, or appearing in 2021 can also fill-up the form.
  • Diploma Holder: The diploma holders can apply for IITs only.
  • Number of Attempts: 3 attempts to clear the examination.

JEE Main 2021 Application Process

Candidates need to go through the information brochure with utmost care before filling in the online application form 2021. Here is the detailed information on how to fill-up the form and are the criteria:

  • The application process is entirely online.
  • There will be no printed copy to apply for JEE Main.
  • The Registration process started on 16th December 2020.
  • Candidates must possess Aadhaar card details.
  • Scanned copies of the candidate’s photograph and signature need to be submitted.
  • After successful submission, the acknowledgement page needs to be downloaded for future use.

The application fees are based on the gender and category of the candidates and the mode of examination.

Courses

Fee Payment Amount

For Male Candidates

For Female Candidates

General/ General-EWS/ OBC

SC/ ST/ PWD/ Transgender

General/ General-EWS/ OBC

SC/ ST/ PWD/ Transgender

For Examination Centres Opted-in India

B.E./ B.Tech or B.Arch. or B.Planning

₹ 650

₹ 325

₹ 325

₹ 325

B.E./ B.Tech and B.Arch

Or

B.E./ B.Tech and B.Planning

Or

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

Or

B.Arch and B.Planning

₹ 1300

₹ 650

₹ 650

₹ 650

For Examination Centres Opted-in Foreign Country

B.E./ B.Tech or B.Arch. or B.Planning

₹ 3000

₹ 1500

₹ 1500

₹ 1500

B.E./ B.Tech and B.Arch

Or

B.E./ B.Tech and B.Planning

Or

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

Or

B.Arch and B.Planning

₹ 6000

₹ 3000

₹ 3000

₹ 3000

Other Details Related to Payment -

  • The payment for the application form can be done via Credit card/Debit card/ Internet Banking/ Paytm/UPI.
  • GST and processing charges will be applicable.

How To Apply for JEE Main 2021?

  • Go to the official website (www.nta.ac.in or jeemain.nta.nic.in)
  • Select the link for the registration of the application.
  • Fill up the form with verified credentials
  • Upload your scanned photograph and signature
  • Release the payment
  • Submit the completed application form.
  • Print the acknowledgement page for future reference

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