JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 (Changed), Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme – Check Here

JEE Main exam pattern has been announced, and according to the NTA, Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be conducted in 2 shifts per day. According to the latest notification released by NTA, Paper one are going to be computer based test (CBT) and Paper two are going to be partially CBT based (Mathematics and aptitude Test) and partly Pen Paper based (Drawing Section).

It’s very important for the students to make sure that they’re aware of the latest JEE Main exam pattern that is declared by NTA. JEE Main Exam Pattern can help the JEE Main Aspirants to understand the whole weighted of the questions.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern:

This will offer one more opportunity to the students to improve their scores within the examination if they fail to give their best within the 1st attempt without wasting their whole year.
In the 1st attempt, the students can get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and to understand their mistakes that they will improve while attempting for the second time.
This will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not ought to waste a full year.
If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control, then he/she won’t have to wait for one full year.
The student’s better of the 2 NTA scores are going to be considered for preparation of merit List/ Ranking.

Highlights of JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021:

Examination Mode Online (CBT)
Examination Duration 3 Hours (180 Mins)
Exam Sections ( Paper 1): Total Questions (90)
Maximum Marks 300 Marks
Physics 30 Questions
Chemistry  30 Questions
Mathematics 30 Questions
Exam Sections ( Paper 2), Total number of queries 77
Aptitude Test 50 Questions
Drawing 2 Queries
Mathematics 25 Queries
Types of Question Objective (MCQs)
Medium of Exam English, Hindi and Other Regional Languages
Marking Scheme Correct Answer: +4Marks
Incorrect Answer: 1 Mark
No Attempts: No Marks

Mode of Examination:

JEE (Main)-2021 are going to be conducted within the following mode:
Paper-1 (B.E. /B. Tech.) in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode solely.
Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning): Mathematics- part I and aptitude test-Part II in “Computer based test (CBT)” mode solely and Drawing Test -Part III in “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on the drawing sheet.

JEE Main 2021 (B.E/ B.Tech) Exam Pattern:

  • Examination Mode: The exam will be conduct through online CBT mode.
  • Subjects: JEE Main will include queries from Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics subjects.
  • Type of Questions: There will be Objective type -MCQ will be asked.
  • Number of Questions: 30 queries will be there in each PCM section. 20 questions will be of multiple choice type & 10 questions answers to be filled as numerical value. Total questions will be 90 in the paper.
  • Exam Duration: The exam duration will be 3 hours. 4 hours for candidates having 40% disability.
  • Language of Question Paper: The question paper medium is in English, Hindi, tamil, Urdu, Odia, Assamese, punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali for all centre cities. Students have to make option of language medium at the time of application process. No changes can be done later.
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct question will carry 4 marks.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response. There will be no negative marking for numerical value answer type of questions.

Check below distribution of questions and marks in JEE Main Paper for B.E/B.Tech:

Subjects Section A Questions  Section B Questions  Marks
Chemistry 30 10 100
Physics 30 10 100
Mathematics 30 10 100
Total 90
300

JEE Main 2021 B.Arch Exam Pattern:

  • Examination Mode: The mode of examination for B.Arch is online only. The drawing test of Paper 2 will be conducted through offline mode on a sheet of A4 size.
  • Subjects: The JEE Main will comprises of three parts which are mathematics, aptitude test and drawing test.
  • Type of Queries: Objective type -Multiple Choice questions will be asked for Part-I and Part-II.
  • Number of Queries: 25 questions will be there in mathematics section; 50 questions in Aptitude test; 2 questions in drawing test. In mathematics, 20 questions will be of multiple choice type & 5 questions answers to be filled as numerical value. There will be total of 75 questions in the paper.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of the exam will be 3 hours. 4 hours for candidates having 40% disability.
  • Language of Question Paper: Question paper medium is English and Hindi. Students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities have the option to opt the question paper in English, Hindi and Gujarati medium.
  • Marking System: Each question will carry 4 marks for the correct response.
  • Negative Marking: For each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted from the total score. There will be no negative marking for numerical value answer type of questions.

Check below distribution of questions and marks in JEE Main Paper for B.Arch:

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Aptitude Test 50 200
Mathematics 25 100
Drawing Test 2 100
Total 77 questions 400

JEE Main Paper 2021 (B.Plan) Exam Pattern:

  • Courses: The paper of B.Plan of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate planning courses.
  • Examination Mode: The mode of exam of the paper is CBT mode only.
  • Subjects: The Paper comprises of three parts – Mathematics, Aptitude test and planning based objective type MCQs.
  • Type of Queries: Multiple Choice questions will be asked in the paper.
  • Number of Queries: 25 questions will be there in mathematics section; 50 questions in Aptitude test; 25 questions in planning based objective questions. In mathematics, 20 questions will be of multiple choice type & 5 questions answers to be filled as numerical value. There will be total of 100 questions in the paper.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of the exam will be 3 hours. 4 hours for candidates having 40% disability.
  • Language of Question Paper: Question paper medium is English and Hindi. Students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities have the option to opt the question paper in English, Hindi and Gujarati medium.
  • Marking System: Each objective type question will carry 4 marks for the correct response.
  • Negative Marking: For each incorrect response 1 mark will be deducted from the total score. There will be no negative marking for numerical value answer type of questions.

Check below distribution of questions and marks in JEE Main Paper for B.Plan:

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Aptitude Test 50 200
Mathematics 25 100
Planning Based Questions-Part II 25 100
Total 100 questions 400

Examination Schedule:

The examination schedule of previous year JEE Main exam for various papers (both shifts) released by NTA is provided below:

Events 1st Shift 2nd Shift
Dates of Examination 22-25 February, 2021
(Exact date,shift,and city of examination for Paper1: B.E./B.Tech and
Paper2A: B.Arch and Paper2B: B. Planning will be made available to the
Candidates on their Admit Cards)

Timing of Exam 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Entry in the Examination Centre/Hall/Room,
frisking, biometric registration/ record of manual
attendance by Invigilator, document verification/
cross-checking of Admit Card, signature, and
photo match to be completed by Invigilator, etc.
7.30 a.m. to 8.30 a.m 02.00 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Instructions by the Invigilator(s) 8.30 a.m. to 8.50 a.m. 2.30 p.m. to 2.50 p.m.
Candidates log in to read instructions 8.50 a.m. 2.50 p.m.
Test Commences 9.00 a.m. 3.00 p.m.

ALSO READ: JEE MAIN 2021 SYLLABUS.

Choice of Medium of Question Papers:

The option of question paper language ought to be exercised while filling up the application form and it cannot be modified at a later stage.

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