JEE Main 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus

JEE Main 2021 is going to be organized within the month of January 2021 as well as in April 2021 through online CBT mode. The joint entrance exam popularly referred to as JEE (Main) is a national level entrance test held each year. This renowned entrance test is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) which is an agency formulated by MHRD, Govt. of India.

Through this national entrance examination, many candidates qualifying this entrance test are provided admission into UG engineering programs in various IITs, NITs, CFTIs and other renowned institutions. For admission into B.E/B. Tech courses, candidates need 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, are often checked by the aspirants through this text.

JEE Main 2021 Highlights:

Exam Name JEE Main
JEE Full-Form Joint Entrance Exam
Level of Exam National Level
Category of Exam UG Level
Courses Offered Engineering
Organizing Body Nation Testing Agency
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online & Offline
Exam Dates
(January Session)
(April Session)
Official Website

JEE Main 2021 Quick Links:

Application Form/Registration Click Here
Admit Card Click Here
Result Click Here
Contact Helpline Number Click Here
JEE Main Study Materials Click Here

JEE Main 2021 Important Dates:

Events  Important Dates 2021
January Session Dates April Session Dates
Availability of Notification August 2020
Starting of the
Registration process
1st week of Sept 2020 1st week of Feb 2021
Image correction starts from 2nd week of Sept 2020 Feb 2021
End of registration 2nd week of Oct 2020 1st week of March 2021
Final date of fee payment & uploading of images 2nd week of Oct 2020 2nd week of March 2021
Application Correction starts 3rd week of Oct 2020 March 2021
Availability of Admit card 1st week of Dec 2020 3rd week of March 2021
JEE Main Exam 2nd week of Jan 2021 2nd week of April 2021
Display of Answer key Jan 2021 April 2021
Announcement of Result Last week of Jan 2021 Last week of April 2021
Counselling process starts June/ July 2021

JEE Main 2021 Application Form:

Students can get information related to JEE Main 2021 within the below-provided section:
JEE Main 2021 Application process will start from the first week of September 2020 (January session) through online mode (link are going to be provided above).
Students are going to be able to register themselves for JEE Main through the NTA website.
For the April session, the registration will begin from the first week of February 2021.
Students are advised to register through valid mail id and phone number. Complete details are going to be sent to it by the authority.
Only one application must be submitted by a single applicant. more than one application will get rejected by the authority.
The complete application process will contain various steps like Registration, Filling from form, Image uploading, Application Fee payment and Printing of application form.
Students will get an SMS/ mail on their registered mobile number or mail id regarding successful submission of form after completing the applying process.
After completion of the application process, students are advised to print the application form and fee payment proof for any further use in the future.

Application Fee:

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

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

Papers Application Fee
Exam Center in India Exam Center Outside India
B.E./B.Tech &
B. Arch
B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning
B. Arch &
B.Arch &
Boys – Inr.1300
Girls – Inr.650
Boys – Inr.6000
Girls – Inr.3000
Boys – Inr.650
Girls – Inr.650
Boys – Inr.3000
Girls – Inr.3000
Boys – Inr.650
Girls – Inr.325
Boys – Inr.3000
Girls – Inr.1500
Boys – Inr.325
Girls – Inr.325
Boys – Inr.1500
Girls – Inr.1500

JEE Main 2021 Correction:

The image correction facility will get started after the application process ends. Students are going to be able to make the correction within the images uploaded wrongly while applying for JEE Main. The image correction is going to be started from the second week of September 2020 (January session). For the April session, correction within the images is going to be available from February 2021.

Besides, correction in images, students are going to be able to make correction in various details entered within the form. one time facility is going to be provided to the candidates to form correction within the details entered within the application. Students may need to pay an additional fee to make the correction. The correction within the details will start within the third week of October 2020 (January session) and in March 2021 (April session).

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

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

General Eligibility:
Nationality: Indian nationals also as international applicants are eligible to apply.
International Applicants: Applicants from foreign countries are required to get the mandatory marks /percentage from a board recognized by AIU to be eligible for JEE Main.
Age Criterion: there’s no age limit prescribed to apply for JEE Main 2021.
Attempt Limit: there’ll be no attempt limit.

Qualifying Exam: Applying candidates must have passed the 12th level or its equivalent in 2019 or 2020 from a recognized board or university.
Appearing: Students who are appearing for his or her 12th level within the 2021 session also are eligible to apply. Students who have passed their 12th level in 2018 or before and those appearing in the 2021 exam or later aren’t eligible for JEE Main 2021.

Qualifying Subjects:
For B.E/B. Tech, applicants in the 12th level should have passed with a minimum of 5 subjects – Physics & Mathematics subjects as compulsory together with Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology or the other technical vocational as optional subjects.
For B.Arch, students must pass an intermediate level with Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry as compulsory subjects.
For B.Plan, the candidate should have passed the 12th level with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
Diploma: Those students who are holding a diploma also are eligible to apply. Such candidates are eligible for admissions in IITs only.
Eligibility for Participating Institutions (NITs, CFTIs, IITs, SFTI’s & others):
For admission into NIT’s, IIT’s, CFTI’s & other institutions through CSAB, candidate’s All India Rank are going to be considered. However, the student must have obtained 75% (ST/SC – 65%) marks or come under the top 20 percentile in the 12th level.
Admission into B.Arch in NIT’s, IIT’s, CFTI’s & other institutions are going to be only provided to the students who will have passed the qualifying exams with an aggregate of fifty marks and same in PCM subjects.

State Of Eligibility:
Students are going to be required to fill the state code of eligibility at the time of the registration process. the students will need to choose the state code of eligibility from which they need to be qualified for their 12th level exam.
The state code of eligibility won’t depend on 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 is going to be determined based on the permanent address of India provided on the passport.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern:

Students must go through below given JEE Main Exam pattern to understand various details about the entrance test:
Mode of Exam: JEE Main is held through online CBT mode. The drawing test of JEE Main Paper II (B.Arch) is going to be held in Pen and paper mode.

Time Duration: 3 hours are going to be provided to complete the paper. just in case of a PWD candidate with a 40% disability, 1 hour is going to be provided extra for completing the paper.

Language Medium: Students are going to be ready to attempt the paper in English & Hindi. For the students appearing for the exam in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli exam centers, the language of the paper is going to be in English, Hindi & 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 are going to be held.

Questions Type: The questions present within the paper are going to be of objective type. Also, as per the latest changes within the pattern of JEE Main, there’ll be questions during which answers are to be made in numerical values. While the drawing test in JEE Main Paper 2 is going to be of subjective type.

Number of Questions: the entire number of questions in JEE Main Paper -1 (B.E/ B.Tech) – 75 questions; JEE Main Paper -2 (B.Arch) – 77 questions; JEE Main Paper -3 (B.Plan) – 100 questions.

Total Marks: JEE Main Paper – 1 (B.E/ B.Tech) is going to be of a total of 300 marks. While JEE Main Paper -2 & 3 for B.Arch/ B.Plan are going to be of a total of 400 marks.

Marking Pattern: for each correct answer, 4 marks are going to be given. for each incorrect response, 1 mark will get deducted.

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

JEE Main Paper – I (B.E/ B.Tech):

Subject Total Queries Marks Distribution
Chemistry 25 100
Physics 25 100
Mathematics 25 100
Total 75 300

JEE Main Paper – II (B.Arch):

Subject Total Queries Marks Distribution
Mathematics 25 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing Test 2 100
Total 77 400

JEE Main Paper – III (B.Plan):

Subject Total Queries Marks Distribution
Mathematics 25 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Planning Based Questions -Part II 25 100
Total 100 400

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus:

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus is often checked by the students online from the web site. The syllabus is essentially 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 are going to be from various topics from Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing sections.

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

Students also will be ready to prepare from the NCERT syllabus. Know various important topics contained within the syllabus of JEE Main within 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, dynamic electricity, Optics, Work, energy and power, Electrostatics, kinetic theory of gases, Kinematics, Gravitation, Properties of solids and liquids, etc.


Sets, Relations and functions, calculus, matrices and determinants, Complex numbers and quadratic equations, Mathematical induction, Sequences and series, theorem and its simple applications, Statistics, and probability, Trigonometry, 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 lifestyle, Organic compounds containing halogens, Organic compounds containing nitrogen, Some basic principles of 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 metal 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 capacity (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Visualizing, etc.

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

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card:

The admit card of JEE Main 2021 is going to be made available within the first week of December 2020 (January session). Students are going to be able to download the hall ticket by entering their login details. Also an intimation of admit card is going to be sent to the candidates on their registered mail id/ phone number.

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

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

JEE Main 2021 Answer Key:

NTA will publish the JEE Main 2021 Answer key (provisional) after the completion of an entrance examination. The answer key is going to be published through PDF format online. The provisional answer key will get released within the third week of January 2021.

After the discharge of the answer key, candidates also will be able to make challenges against it just in case of any error. Students are going to be required to pay a certain amount of fee and submit proof for making challenges. After the challenge is going to be considered correct by the authority, the final answer key is going to be published.

JEE Main 2021 Result:

JEE Main 2021 Result is going to be declared online on the web site within the last week of January 2021 (January session). Students are going to be able to know the results through entering their date of birth & roll number. The April session result is going to be announced within the last week of April 2021. The scores are going to be calculated like the raw marks obtained by the student within the entrance test.

JEE Main 2021 Scorecard:

The Scorecard of JEE Main 2021 is going to be made available online for download after the declaration of the result. The scorecard may be a necessary document that can display the performance of the candidate within the JEE Main exam.

Also, other details just 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 is going to be entertained to urge the scorecard. Students need to get it through online mode.

JEE Mains 2021 Rank List:

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

The separate rank list could also be prepared by the states to admit candidates within the engineering institutions affiliated to State universities.

JEE Main 2021 Cut Off:

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

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

Category Cut Off
Cut Off
Cut Off
Cut Off
SC 54.0128155 29 32 52
General EWS 78.2174869
OBC 74.3166557 45 49 70
General 89.7548849 74 81 100
ST 44.3345172 24 27 48
PWD 0.11371730 -35

JEE Main 2021 Counselling:

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

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

While reporting at the institution, students will also need to submit their essential documents like –

JEE Main Scorecard
Provisional seat allotment letter
Date of birth proof (10th class mark sheet)
Three passport size photographs (same as uploaded within 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)

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