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JEE Main 2021 Exam - Postponed, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus

ABOUT JEE MAIN 2021

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), which is now known as the Ministry of Education, Government of India (GOI), has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization under Society Registration Act 1860 for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions.

The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (now known as Ministry of Education), Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) to the NTA from 2019 onwards.

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) comprises of two papers. The Paper1 is conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs (B.E/B. Tech) at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), Institutions/Universities funded/recognized by participating State Governments, as well as an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced), which is conducted for admission to IITs.

JEE MAIN 2021 ADMIT CARD

For enrolled applicants, the NTA has released the paper-1 NTA JEE Main admit card 2021 phase-3 at jeemain.nta.nic.in. Candidates must utilise the NTA JEE Main login and enter their application number and date of birth to download the JEE Main 2021 admit card. Candidates must bring their NTA JEE Mains 2021 admit card and a valid picture ID to the exam centre.

How do I get a copy of my JEE Main 2021 Admit Card?
  • Visit the IIT JEE 2021 website.
  • On the page, click the JEE Main admission card link.
  • In the NTA JEE Main exam login page, enter your application number and date of birth.
  • On the screen, the admission card for the JEE Mains 2021 exam will show.
  • Candidates must double-check the information on their NTA JEE Main admission card.
  • They should print it and keep it secure because it will be required for counselling and admissions.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, this time document verification processes completely ONLINE. Candidates who are allotted a seat need not go to Verification (Reporting) centres physically.
After the seat has been allotted to a candidate, he/she is required to Log-in to their account on JOSAA-2020 portal to accept the allotted seat and strictly follow the JoSAA-2020 schedule for subsequent activities. They are also advised to start the process at earliest without waiting for the last day of scheduled deadline in order to avoid the last minute hassle. Based on candidate’s rank, his/her category and choices of programs, he/she has been provisionally allotted a seat in the academic program and Institute shown in his/her log-in. Allotted candidates have to follow JOSAA-2020 Business Rule and summarized instructions listed below:

After log-in following steps have to be performed for confirmation of the allotted seat
1. Candidate is required to submit the willingness option (FREEZE/SLIDE/FLOAT) online.
2. Candidate is required to Upload the (applicable) Documents as per list of documents given in Business Rule.
i. Class X Certificate/ Birth Certificate
ii. Class XII Mark sheet/ State of Eligibility Proof
iii. Category Certificate(EWS/OBC-NCL,SC/ST) if applicable
iv. PwD certificate if applicable
v. Medical Certificate
vi. OCI/PIO card if applicable
vii. Passport/Citizenship Certificate If applicable
viii. Crossed Bank Cheque/Photocopy of Passbook/Screenshot of
Online account
ix. DS certificate if applicable

3. Pay the Seat Acceptance Fee (Rs. 35,000 for GEN, GEN-EWS and OBC-NCL, Rs. 15,000 for SC, ST and PwD Candidates).
4. The uploaded Documents will be Verified ONLINE by the verifying officers.

5. During online verification, verifying officer may raise query (ies) which will be visible to the candidate in their login account on JoSAA portal.
6. Candidates are advised to respond to the queries as soon as possible as there may be further query raised by the verifying officer.
Candidates are also advised to visit their log in account frequently till their entire queries are resolved.
7. The candidate is Mandatorily Required to respond the query (ies) raised by the verifying officer within stipulated time period mentioned in the schedule for each round. In case the query has not been responded the allotted seat may get cancelled.
8. Forged Documents: At the time of admission, if the documents submitted by the candidate are found to be forged / fake, then the seat allotted will be cancelled.
9. After online verification of the documents the seat may be confirmed or cancelled and the Provisional Seat Confirmation or seat cancellation letter will be generated based on updated credentials of the candidate.
10. The candidate can download the Document Verification-cum-Seat Acceptance Letter or seat cancellation letter from their account.
11. Seat Up-gradation: If candidate accepts the allocated seat with floating/sliding option, and if he/she is allotted a different seat in a subsequent round, then his/her currently offered/accepted seat will automatically be forfeited.
12. In the subsequent rounds, candidates with SLIDE /FLOAT options have to check their account for any upgradation in their allotment and may update their option.
13. In case candidate has been allotted a seat in NIT+System in one round and his/her seat is upgraded to IIT system in subsequent round(s) or vice versa, candidate will not have any claim on previously allotted seat. Moreover, in such cases his/her uploaded documents will be verified again in the new system. Such candidates must have to respond to query (ies) raised by verifying officer in the new system, if any, failing which his/her currently allotted seat will be cancelled and candidate will be out of JoSAA-2020 counselling.

JEE MAIN 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

Exam Name Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main
Mode of Conduction Computed Based Test (Pen and paper-based for Drawing section in B.Arch)
Duration 3 hours (3.5 hours for both – B.Arch and B. Planning)
Exam Frequency Four times a year (February, March, April and May sessions)
Total Registrants for Previous session 8,58,273
Official Website jeemain.nta.nic.in
Papers 3 –  B.E/B.Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning
Medium of paper English, Hindi, Urdu (All Center Cities)
Regional Languages
Total Marks  B.E/B.Tech – 300; B.Arch – 400; B. Planning- 400
Total Questions Asked 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

JEE MAIN 2021 IMPORTANT DATES

JEE Main (Session February-March 2021)
Events   Important Dates 2021
February Session Dates February Session March Session
Release of Notification 16th December 2020 1st March 2021
Starting of Registration process 16th December 2021 1st March 2021
Image correction starts January 2021 March 2021
End of registration 16th January 2021 10th March 2021
Last date of fee payment 17th January 2021 10th March 2021
Application Correction starts 19th to 21st January 2021 2nd to 10th March 2021
Release of Admit card 11th February 2021 11th March 2021
JEE Main Exam 1st Session- 23rd – 26th February 2021 2nd Session- 16th – 18th March 2021 3rd Session- 20th, 22nd, 25th & 27th July 2021 4th Session- 26th, 27th, 31st August & 1st, 2nd September 2021
Display of Answer key March 2021 24th March 2021
Declaration of Result 8th March 2021 25th March 2021
Counselling process starts August/ September 2021 August/ September 2021
JEE Main (Session April-May 2021)
Events  Important Dates 2021
February Session DatesApril SessionMay Session
Release of Notification6th July 20216th July 2021
Starting of Registration process6th July 20219th July 2021
Image correction starts6th – 8th July 20219th – 20th July 2021
End of registration8th July 202120th July 2021
Last date of fee payment8th July 202120th July 2021
Application Correction starts6th – 8th July 20219th – 20th July 2021
Release of Admit card14th July 2021July 2021
JEE Main Exam

1st Session- 23rd – 26th February 2021

2nd Session- 16th – 18th March 2021

3rd Session- 20th, 22nd, 25th & 27th July 2021

4th Session- 26th, 27th, 31st August & 1st, 2nd September 2021

Display of Answer keyJuly 2021August 2021
Declaration of ResultAugust/ September 2021August/ September 2021
Counselling process startsAugust/ September 2021August/ September 2021

JEE MAIN 2021 SYLLABUS

NTA has released the JEE Main Syllabus 2021 on their official website, jeemain.nta.nic.in/ nta.ac.in. The 30 percent drop in CBSE class XI and XII syllabus has had no effect on the JEE Main Syllabus. Instead, the NTA has included alternatives in the JEE Main Question Paper to address the issue.

JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus

Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, Sets, Relations, and Functions, Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations, Matrices And Determinants, Permutations And Combinations, Trigonometry, Probability, and others.

JEE Main Physics Syllabus

Electromagnetic waves, optics, thermodynamics, electronic devices, physics and measurement, kinematics, laws of motion, work, energy and power, rotational motion, gravity, electrostatics, magnetic effects of current, communication systems, and so on

JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus

Atomic Structure, Chemical Thermodynamics, Redox Reaction & Thermo-chemistry, Surface Chemistry, Hydrogen, s & p-Block Elements, Hydrocarbons, Polymers, Some Basic Concepts Of Chemistry, States Of Matter, Organic Nitrogen Compounds, and so on.

JEE MAIN 2021 EXAM PATTERN

Marking Scheme of JEE Main 2021 is as follows:

  • 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
JEE Main B.E/B.Tech Paper Pattern
SubjectsMaximum Questions AskedMaximum Questions to AnswerMarks
Chemistry30 (20+10)25  (20+5)100
Physics30 (20+10)25  (20+5)100
Mathematics30 (20+10)25  (20+5)100
Total9075300
JEE Main B. Arch Paper Pattern
SubjectsMaximum Questions AskedMaximum Questions to AnswerMarks
Mathematics30 (20+10)25  (20+5)100
Aptitude5050200
Drawing22100
Total8277400
JEE Main B. Planning Paper Pattern
SubjectsMaximum Questions AskedMaximum Questions to AnswerMarks
Mathematics30 (20+10)25  (20+5)100
Aptitude5050200
Planning2525100
Total105100400

JEE MAIN 2021 ANSWER KEY

  • On March 20, 2021, the JEE Main Answer Key for the March session was released.
  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) has issued the JEE Main Answer Key for all three papers from the February session.
  • Using their login credentials, candidates can obtain question papers and answer keys for various slots from the official website.
  • JEE Main Answer Key 2021 can also be challenged for a price of INR 200.
  • Even if the answer is determined to be true, this charge will not be refunded.
  • JEE Main Memory Based Question Paper and Answers are also available for candidates to review.

SECTION WISE WEIGHTAGE

Topics No of Questions Weightage
Electrostatics 1 3.33%
Current Electricity 3 10.00%
Capacitor 1 3.33%
Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism 2 6.67%
Alternating Current 2 6.67%
KTG & Thermodynamics 2 6.67%
SHM 1 3.33%
Sound Waves 1 3.33%
KInematics 1 3.33%
Work Power Energy 1 3.33%
Laws of motion 1 3.33%
Centre Of Mass 2 6.67%
Rotational Dynamics 2 6.67%
Modern Physics 2 6.67%
NLM 1 3.33%
Elasticity 1 3.33%
Wave Optics 2 6.67%
Error 1 3.33%
Circular Motion 1 3.33%
Electromagnetic Waves 1 3.33%
Semiconductors 1 3.33%
Communication System 1 3.33%
Total 30 100%

JEE MAIN 2021 CUT OFF

For JEE Main 2021, the qualifying and admission cutoffs are changed. The minimum score required to sit for JEE Advanced 2021 is known as the qualifying cut off. The merit list based on the cut off that is utilised for the counselling process is known as the admission cut off. The cut off is determined by a number of factors, including the exam’s difficulty level, the number of students who appeared, the candidate’s category, the cut off trend over time, and the number of candidates who applied for a certain course. Examine the JEE Main Cut Off.

JEE Main 2021 Qualifying Cutoff will be released by NTA. Candidates can check previous session’s category-wise cut off for JEE Main:
Category Cut Off
General 90.3765335
GEN- EWS 70.2435518
OBC – NCL 72.8887969
Scheduled Caste (SC) 50.1760245
Scheduled tribes (ST) 39.0696101
PwD 0.0618524
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Paper Name

Question Paper

Answer Key

AE: Aerospace Engineering

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AG: Agricultural Engineering

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AR: Architecture and Planning

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BM: Biomedical Engineering

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BT: Biotechnology

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CE: Civil Engineering

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CH: Chemical Engineering

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CS: Computer Science and Information Technology

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CY: Chemistry

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EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering

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EE: Electrical Engineering

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ES: Environmental Science and Engineering

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EY: Ecology and Evolution

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GG: Geology

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GG: Geophysics

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IN: Instrumentation Engineering

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MA: Mathematics

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ME: Mechanical Engineering

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MN: Mining Engineering

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MT: Metallurgical Engineering

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PE: Petroleum Engineering

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PH: Physics

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PI: Production and Industrial Engineering

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ST: Statistics

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TF: Textile Engineering and Fibre Science

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XE-A: Engineering Mathematics

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XE-B: Fluid Mechanics

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XE-C: Materials Science

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XE-D: Solid Mechanics

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XE-E: Thermodynamics

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XE-F: Polymer Science and Engineering

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XE-G: Food Technology

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XE-H: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

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XH-C1: Humanities & Social Sciences - Economics

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XH-C2: Humanities & Social Sciences - English

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XH-C3: Humanities & Social Sciences - Linguistics

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XH-C4: Humanities & Social Sciences - Philosophy

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XH-C5: Humanities & Social Sciences - Psychology

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XH-C6: Humanities & Social Sciences - Sociology

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XL-P: Chemistry

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XL-Q: Biochemistry

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XL-R: Botany

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XL-S: Microbiology

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XL-T: Zoology

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XL-U: Food Technology

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