JEE Main 2021: Admit Card (Released), Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card has been released on 11th February 2021. The examination will be conducted four times a year (February, March, April & May). Joint Entrance Exam popularly known as JEE Main is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). Through this national level entrance exam, candidates are provided admission into UG engineering programmes in various IITs, NITs, CFTIs and other renowned institutions.

For admission into B.E/B.Tech courses, candidates have to appear for JEE Main Paper–I. While for admission into B. Arch & B. Plan courses, students are required to qualify JEE Main Paper–II & III. Complete detailed information regarding JEE Main 2021, can be checked by the aspirants through this article.

JEE Main 2021 Notifications – Admit Card released on 11th Feb

newiconJEE Main 2021 Admit Card has been released on 11th February 2021.

newiconCandidates those are appearing for Class 12th exams and JEE Main May 2021 must select the exam date for the May session while filling the application form to avoid the clash.

Note: JEE Main 2021 Application for May session will be started from 3rd to 12th May 2021. 

newiconJEE Main 2021 Exam Dates has been announced for all sessions. The exam will be conducted from 23rd to 26th February 2021 for February session.

Note: Candidates can get the fastest updates regarding JEE Main 2021 Application via SMS/E-mail.

JEE Main 2021 Highlights

What’s new in JEE Main 2021? – Conducting in more regional languages

How may times JEE Main exam will be conducted in 2021? – Four Times (February, March, April & May)

When admit card will be released? – Released

Will JEE Main exam postponed for 2021? No

Will JEE Main 2021 Syllabus reduced? – No. However, choices will be provided in the question paper

How can I get admit card? The online mode only. 

Will be there any changes in JEE Exam Pattern? – Yes

JEE Main 2021 Important Dates

Get tentative exam dates for JEE Main 2021 from below:

Events   Important Dates 2021
February Session Dates
Release of Notification 16th December 2020
Starting of the Registration process 16th December 2020
Image correction starts January 2021
End of registration 23rd January 2021
Last date of fee payment & uploading of images 24th January 2021
Application Correction starts 27th to 30th January 2021
Release of Admit card 11th February 2021
JEE Main Exam 1st Session- 23rd – 26th February 20212nd Session- 15th – 18th March 2021 

3rd Session- 27th – 30th April 2021 

4th Session- 24th – 28th May 2021 

Display of Answer key February/ March 2021
Declaration of Result 7th March 2021 
Counselling process starts June/ July 2021

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

JEE Main 2021 admit card has been made available from 11th February 2021 (February session). Students are able to download the hall ticket by entering their login details. Also an intimation of admit card is sent to the candidates on their registered mail id/ phone number.

Students must note that no slot booking can take place to allot exam centres, exam time, date and exam shift. NTA has randomly allotted these to the candidates. These details will be visible to the students when the admit card can be downloaded.

For the April session admit card, students will be able to download it online from the website in the third week of March 2021. Candidates must go through complete details mentioned in the admit card. In case of correction in any detail in the admit card, contact the officials immediately before the exam date.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

Students must go through below given JEE Main Exam pattern to know various details about the entrance test:

  • Mode of Exam: JEE Main will be held through online CBT mode. The drawing test of JEE Main Paper II (B.Arch) will be held in Pen and paper mode.
  • Time Duration: 3 hours will be provided to complete the paper. In the case of PWD candidate with 40% disability, 1 hour will be provided extra for completing the paper.
  • Language Medium: Students will be able to attempt the paper in Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu in addition to Hindi, English and Gujarati.
  • Papers: For B.E/ B.Tech course, JEE Main Paper – I will be conducted. While for B.Arch & B.Plan admission, JEE Main Paper – 2 and JEE Main Paper – 3 will be held.
  • Questions Type: The questions present in the paper will be of objective type. Also, as per the latest changes in the pattern of JEE Main, there will be questions in which answers are to be made in numerical values. While the drawing test in JEE Main Paper 2 will be of subjective type.
  • Number of Questions: The total number of questions in JEE Main Paper -1 (B.E/ B.Tech) – 90 questions; JEE Main Paper -2 (B.Arch) – 82 questions; JEE Main Paper -3 (B.Plan) – 105 questions.
  • Total Marks: JEE Main Paper – 1 (B.E/ B.Tech) will be of a total of 300 marks. While JEE Main Paper -2 & 3 for B.Arch/ B.Plan will be of total 400 marks.
  • Marking Pattern: For every correct answer, 4 marks will be given. For every incorrect response, 1 mark will get deducted.

Know the questions distribution pattern of JEE Main Paper – I, II and III in the below-given table:

JEE Main Paper – I (B.E/ B.Tech)

Subject Number of Questions
Marks Distribution
  Section A Section B
Physics 30 10 100
Mathematics 30 10 100
Chemistry 30 10 100
Total 90 300

JEE Main Paper – II (B.Arch)

Subject Number of Questions
Marks Distribution
  Section A Section B
Aptitude Test 50 200
Mathematics 20 10 100
Drawing Test 2 100
Total 82 400

JEE Main Paper – III (B.Plan)

Subject Number of Questions
Marks Distribution
  Section A Section B
Mathematics 20 10 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Planning Based Questions -Part II 25 100
Total 105 400

Note: 1. In Section B, candidates will have to attempt any 5 questions out of 10. There will be no negative marking for section B questions.

2. The officials have decided to provide choices in one section to cater to the decision of different Boards across the country regarding the reduction of the syllabus. However, the total number of questions to be attempted will remain the same (Physics – 25, Chemistry – 25 and Mathematics – 25), wherever applicable.

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

JEE Main Syllabus can be checked by the students online from the website. The syllabus is basically prescribed from 11th & 12th level topics of CBSE pattern. The JEE Main paper –I (B.E/B.Tech) will have questions from various topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. For JEE Main Paper – II (B.Arch) Syllabus the questions will be from various topics from Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing sections.

There are no changes done by the officials in the syllabus, However, there will be some changes in the exam pattern.

For JEE Main Paper – III (B.Plan) Syllabus, the questions will be from various topics from Aptitude, Mathematics and Planning based questions.

Students will also be able to prepare from NCERT syllabus.

Know various important topics contained in the syllabus of JEE Main in the below-given section:

JEE Mains Paper- I (B.E/ B.Tech) Syllabus:


Physics and measurement, Laws of motion, Rotational motion, Thermodynamics, Electronic devices, Oscillations and waves, Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents, Current electricity, Optics, Work, energy and power, Electrostatics, Kinetic theory of gases, Kinematics, Gravitation, Properties of solids and liquids, etc.


Sets, Relations and Functions, Integral calculus, Matrices and determinants, Complex numbers and quadratic equations, Mathematical induction, Sequences and series, Binomial theorem and its simple applications, Statistics and probability, Trigonometry, Vector algebra, Permutations and combinations, Mathematical reasoning, etc.


Physical Chemistry: Some basic concepts in chemistry, Equilibrium, Atomic structure, Chemical thermodynamics, Chemical kinetics, Chemical bonding and molecular structure, States of matter, etc.

Organic Chemistry: Purification and characterization of organic compounds, Chemistry in everyday life, Organic compounds containing halogens, Organic compounds containing nitrogen, Some basic principles of organic chemistry, etc.

Inorganic Chemistry: Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Hydrogen, D – and f – block elements, Environmental chemistry, Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals), Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements, etc.

JEE Mains Paper II & III (B.Arch/ B.Plan) Syllabus:

Part I: Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings, Materials, Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Visualizing, etc.

Part II: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, building forms and elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast, subtraction, Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms, rotation, etc.

JEE Main 2021 Preparation Tips

To qualify in the JEE Main exam, we have provided some useful preparation tips which the appearing candidates can follow to excel in the exam:

  • Before the preparation is to be started, it is very essential for the candidates to know the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • It is very important for the candidates to be aware of the question trends followed in the exam, so students can go through the past papers to know the details.
  • To make the preparation strong, students are advised to attempt the mock tests.
  • Candidates must prepare from a good source of study material which is commonly recommended for the exam.
  • Students should also be aware of the exam pattern and marking pattern followed in the exam.
  • Candidates must prepare notes and go through these notes regularly.

NTA will publish the JEE Main Answer key (provisional) along with question papers after the completion of the entrance exam. The answer key will be published in PDF format online. The provisional answer key will get released in the last week of February/ March 2021.

After the release of answer key, candidates will also be able to make challenges against it in case of any error. Students will be required to pay a certain amount of fee and submit proof for making challenges.

After the challenge will be considered correct by the authority, the final answer key will be published.

JEE Main 2021 Result

JEE Main Result will be declared online on the website on 7th March 2021 (February session). Students will be able to know the results by entering their date of birth & roll number. The April session result will be announced in the last week of April 2021.

The scores will be calculated corresponding to the raw marks obtained by the student in the entrance test.

JEE Main 2021 Scorecard

The Scorecard of JEE Main 2021 will be made available online for download after the declaration of the result. The scorecard is a necessary document which will display the performance of the candidate in the JEE Main exam.

Also, other details like the candidate’s name, roll number, category, parent’s name, state code of eligibility, All India Rank, marks obtained, category wise rank, qualifying status etc.

No other mode will be entertained to get the scorecard. Students have to get it through online mode.

JEE Mains 2021 Rank List

After the JEE Main results will be declared by NTA, rank list will be published online. The rank list published online will mention the candidate’s – All India Rank and Category rank. Students will be allotted ranks based on the marks secured by the students in the JEE Mains entrance exam.

The separate rank list may be prepared by the states to admit candidates in the engineering institutions affiliated with State universities.

JEE Main 2021 Cut Off

To be eligible for admission into IITs, NITs, CFTIs and various other known institutions it is very important for the candidates to secure cut off marks. Also, students will have to obtain cut off as per their category to participate in the All India centralized counselling process.

Students can know below the cut off for various categories as per the previous year cut off trends:

Category Cut Off 2020 Cut Off 2019 Cut Off 2018 Cut Off 2017 Cut Off 2016
General 90.3765335 89.7548849 74 81 100
General EWS


OBC 72.8887969 74.3166557 45 49 70


44.3345172 24 27 48


54.0128155 29 32 52
PWD 0.0618524 0.11371730 -35

JEE Main 2021 Counselling

JEE Main Counselling will be organized by JoSAA from the second week of June 2021. The counselling process through CSAB it will get started from the fourth week of July 2021. Students will have to register, make counselling fee payment & choice filling.

Only the students who will secure the cut off marks and get shortlisted in the rank list will be only eligible for a counselling session. The online centralized process will be organized for counselling. Seat allotment status will be displayed online and can be checked by the students through their login.

While reporting at the institution, students will also have to submit their essential documents such as –

  • JEE Main Scorecard
  • Provisional seat allotment letter
  • Date of birth proof (10th class mark sheet)
  • Three passport size photographs (same as uploaded in the JEE Main application)
  • Registration-cum-locked choices for seat allotment
  • Proof of seat acceptance fee payment
  • 12th class performance check
  • Undertaking by the candidate
  • Medical certificate
  • Photo ID card (issued by govt./last attended school/12th class admit card)
  • JEE Main admit card
  • 12th class mark sheet & passing certificate (if available)
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • OCI certificate or PIO card
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)

JEE Main 2021 Application Form

Students can get information related to JEE Main 2021 in the below-provided section:

  • JEE Main 2021 Application process has been started from 16th December 2020 (February session) through online mode (link is provided above).
  • Students are able to register themselves for JEE Main through NTA website.
  • Students are advised to register through valid mail id and phone number. Complete details will be sent to it by the authority.
  • Candidates can apply for one or more one session together and pay an application fee accordingly.
  • Candidates can fill language of question paper at the time of filling the application form, it will not be changed at a later stage.
  • The complete application process contains various steps like Registration, Filling up of Application form, Image uploading, Application Fee payment and Printing of Application form.
  • Students can get an SMS/ mail on their registered mobile number or mail id regarding successful submission of form after completing the application process.
  • Candidates can fill application form till 23rd January 2021 for the February session exam.
  • Application correction window has been re-opened briefly immediately after the declaration of result.
  • After completion of the application process, students are advised to print the application form and fee payment proof for any further use in future.

Application Fee:

Payment mode: JEE Main Application Fee payment can be paid through online mode. Students are able to pay the fee through net banking/debit or credit card, PAYTM or UPI mode. No offline mode is allowed to pay the application fee.

In case of candidates do not want to appear in the session for which application fee has been paid, then it will be refunded by the officials.

Know category wise application fee for JEE Main as per the past trends below:

Papers Category Application Fee
Exam Center in India Exam Center Outside India
Gen/Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL candidates Boys – Rs.650
Girls – Rs.325
Boys – Rs.3000
Girls – Rs.1500
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender candidates Boys – Rs.325
Girls – Rs.325
Boys – Rs.1500
Girls – Rs.1500
B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch
B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning
B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch &
B.Arch & B.Planning
Gen/Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL candidates Boys – Rs.1300
Girls – Rs.650
Boys – Rs.6000
Girls – Rs.3000
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender candidates Boys – Rs.650
Girls – Rs.650
Boys – Rs.3000
Girls – Rs.3000

JEE Main 2021 Correction

The image correction facility has been started after the application process ends. Students are able to make correction in the images uploaded wrongly while applying for JEE Main. The image correction has been started from 27th January 2020 (February session).

Besides, correction in images, students are able to make correction in various details entered in the application form. One time facility has been provided to the candidates to make correction in the details entered in the application. Students may have to pay an additional fee to make JEE Main application correction. The correction in other details has been started from 27th to 30th January 2021 (February session).

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The JEE Main Eligibility criterion is provided in the below-given section. Students must go through the complete eligibility before applying for the form:

General Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Indian nationals as well as international applicants are eligible to apply.
  • International Applicants: Applicants from foreign countries are required to obtain the necessary marks /percentage from a board recognized by AIU to be eligible for JEE Main.
  • Age Criterion: There is no age limit prescribed to apply for JEE Main 2021.
  • Attempt Limit: There will be no attempt to limit.
  • JEE Advanced: JAB has decided to give one more chance to students who could not take JEE Advanced 2020 due to Covid-19. Such students will not have to re-qualify by writing JEE Main 2021 and will be allowed to directly appear in the JEE Advanced 2021 exam.


  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidate must have passed 12th level or its equivalent in 2019, 2020 from a recognized board or university.
  • Appearing: Students who are appearing for their 12th level in the 2021 session are also eligible to apply. Students who have passed their 12th level in 2018 or before and those appearing in 2022 exam or later are not eligible for JEE Main 2021.
  • Qualifying Marks: Candidates will now only need passing certificates in class 12th irrespective of the marks obtained (applicable only for 2021 session).
  • Qualifying Subjects:
    • For B.E/B.Tech, applicants in 12th level should have passed with at least of five subjects – Physics & Mathematics subjects as compulsory along with Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology or any other technical vocational as optional subjects.
    • For B.Arch, students must pass the intermediate level with Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry as compulsory subjects.
    • For B.Plan, the candidate should have passed 12th level with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • Diploma: Those students who are holding diploma are also eligible to apply. Such candidates are eligible for admissions in IIT’s only.

State Of Eligibility:

  • Students will be required to fill the state code of eligibility at the time of the registration process. The students will have to choose the state code of eligibility from which they have qualified for their 12th level exam.
  • The state code of eligibility will not depend upon the native or residence place of the appearing candidate.
  • For the Indian nationals passing the 12th level from an institution located abroad, the state code of eligibility will be determined based on the permanent address of India provided on the passport.

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