JEE Main 2021 Registration, Exam Dates, Latest News, Syllabus, Mock Test, Pattern and Cutoff

    Karishma Khatri Karishma Khatri
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    The official notification for JEE Main January session is generally released in the month of September. However as per NTA Director General Vineet Joshi, JEE Main 2021 January session might get delayed by a month depending upon the reopening of schools and the schedule of board exams for the year 2021. As per the recent sources, JEE Main 2021 January session might be conducted in February. Read More

    JEE Main 2020 was held successfully in January and September 2020. JoSAA 2020 Cutoff for Round 1 – 6 has been released in the form of opening and closing ranks for 110 participating institutes. JEE Main 2020 Qualifying Cut off for General Category landed at 90.3 while the cut-off for reserved categories ranged from 39-72. With the dip in Admission cut offs for IITs, the number of qualifiers this year was 43,204, which is the maximum in last 3 years.

      JEE Main 2020 Counselling Latest Updates

      • Nov 25, 2020: CSAB Special Round 2 Seat Allotment Results released.Check Here
      • CSAB NEUT Round 2 Seat Allotment result released. Check Here
      • Nov 22, 2020: CSAB 2020 Special Round 1 Opening and Closing ranks released for IIITs,GFTIs and NITs. 
      • Nov 8, 2020: JoSAA 2020 Cutoff Round 6 released for IITs, IIITs, NITs and GFTIs. Check Here
      • Nov 7, 2020:JoSAA Seat Allotment Result released for round 1 – 6. Check Here
      • Sept 18,2020: NTA declared JEE Main Result of April/Sept session B.Arch and B. Planning. Download Scorecard
      • Sept 12, 2020: NTA has released JEE Main cutoff 2020 for BE/B.Tech (Paper-1). Check Cut off for Top NITs
      • July 7, 2020: CBSE syllabus reduction may further lead to reduction in JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

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      JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates 

      EventJanuary Session 
      JEE Main Registration 20213rd week of November, 2020
      JEE Main Registration (Closes)4th week of November 2020
      Last Date of Application Fee Submission4th week of November 2020
      JEE Main Application Form Correction1st week of December 2020
      Issue of JEE Main 2021 Admit Card3rd week of December, 2020 
      JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates2nd week of January, 2021

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      JEE Main 2021 Highlights

      Exam NameJoint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main
      Mode of ConductionComputed Based Test (Pen and paper based for Drawing section in B.Arch)
      Duration3 hours (3.5 hours for both – B.Arch and B. Planning)
      Exam FrequencyTwice a year (January and April sessions)
      Total Registrants for Previous session8,58,273
      Papers3 –  B.E/B.Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning
      Total MarksB.E/B.Tech – 300; B.Arch – 400; B. Planning- 400
      Total QuestionsB.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

      Medium of paper

      English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

      English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

      Helpline0120 6895200

      JEE Main Notification 2021

      JEE Main Brochure or Information Bulletin includes all the relevant information regarding the conduction of the exam for the convenience of aspirants. The brochure is divided into multiple sections ranging from exam eligibility to the admission process. JEE Main 2021 Notification is expected soon for January session as JEE Main Seat Allotment results for the previous session have been released. 

      For reference, candidates can check the previous session notification. A lot of details from the previous session shall remain unchanged in the coming session too. 

      JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021

      JEE Main 2021 will be conducted through three papers –  B.E/ B.Tech, B.Architecture and B.Planning Papers. JEE Main 2020 Exam pattern has undergone some drastic changes this year:

      JEE Main New Exam Pattern

      • B. E/ B. Tech Question Paper will have a total of 75 questions of 300 marks, with 25 questions per section - Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.
      • JEE Main B. Arch Paper will comprise a total of 77 questions. divided into three sections – Section I - Mathematics, Section II - Aptitude test and Section III - Drawing Test. The Question Paper will be of 400 marks.
      • Introduced last year, the question paper of B. Planning shall include 100 questions for 400 marks. The paper will be divided into 3 sections – Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning Based Questions.
      • Numeric value answer based questions have been introduced to the paper pattern of all the 3 papers.
      • JEE Main Marking Scheme: Correct responses will be awarded with 4 marks each.There will be a deduction of 1 mark for every incorrect MCQ response. There will be no negative marking for incorrect responses in numeric value answer based questions and unattempted questions. Drawing Test in B. Arch paper will have 2 questions for 50 marks each.

      How to Approach JEE Main Question Paper? Section-wise Ideal Attempts

      With the increasing competition in JEE Main, it is a must for the candidates to set specific targets. Here are some section-wise tips which can assist you in finding the accurate paper attempting approach: 

      1. Mathematics: Mathematics level has been easy to moderate for 3 years and topics like Matrices, Vector 3D, Determinants are some of the high scoring topics. Questions from Height and Distance and Trigonometry have not been asked from these chapters in recent years.

      A person is likely to score 45-50 marks if he/she attempts 20 questions in Mathematics with 60% accuracy provided the candidate attempts all integer questions(non-negative questions). More emphasis should be laid on attempting integer questions rather than single choice questions.

      1. Physics: For the last 5 years, Physics has been the toughest section of all which includes a lot of lengthy questions. The numerical part of the paper is generally asked from 11th standard whereas the conceptual part is mostly from 12th standard. One must concentrate more on the latter as it is a comparatively scoring part. 

      With a 70% accuracy, if a candidate attempts 15 questions of the Physics section, he/she can score more than 30 marks.

      1. Chemistry: The Chemistry section is believed to be the easiest one where organic and inorganic questions are more of a conceptual type. These questions should be given more focus due to direct correspondence with respective options.

      If a candidate is able to attempt 22 Chemistry questions with 80% accuracy, he/she can score more than 60 marks.

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      JEE Main Syllabus 2021

      JEE Main Syllabus 2021 will be released by NTA on the official website i.e. along with the official notification. Paper 1 Syllabus for JEE Main will cover topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Paper 2 Syllabus for JEE Main 2021 covers topics from Aptitude, Drawing, and Mathematics. While that for Paper 3 will be from topics of Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning-based questions. Download JEE Main Official Syllabus Released by NTA

      Tabulated below are the notes for the most important topics of JEE Main Syllabus from all the 3 sections along with their weightage in the past trends. Candidates can click on the links to access the notes:

      JEE Main Chemistry Notes and Weightage 

      Physical Chemistry ChapterTopic Weightage
      Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry7.40%
      States of Matter23.20%
      Atomic Structure10.50%
      Redox reactions and Electrochemistry8.40%
      Chemical Kinetics10.50%
      Surface Chemistry17.90%
      Inorganic Chemistry ChapterTopic Weightage
      General principles and process of isolation of metals21.80%
      Hydrogen and s-Block elements


      p-Block elements16.80%
      D- and f- Block elements24.70%
      Coordination compounds14.90%
      Environmental Chemistry1.67%
      Organic Chemistry ChapterTopic Weightage
      Polymers and Biomolecules5.67%
      Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen 3.00%
      Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen5.67%

      JEE Main Physics Notes and Weightage 

      Current Electricity6.67%
      Alternating Current6.67%
      KTG & Thermodynamics6.67%
      Sound Waves3.33%
      Work Power Energy6.67%
      Laws of motion3.33%
      Centre Of Mass6.67%
      Modern Physics3.33%
      Wave Optics6.67%
      Circular Motion3.33%
      Electromagnetic Waves3.33%
      Communication System3.33%

      JEE Main Mathematics Notes and Weightage 

      Coordinate Geometry17%
      Differential Calculus17%
      Integral Calculus14%
      Matrices and Determinants7%
      Sequence and Series7%
      Quadratic Equation3%
      Permutation and Combination3%
      Mathematical Reasoning3%
      Binomial Theorem3%
      Complex Numbers3%

      Must Read for Subject-wise Pattern

      JEE Main Mock Test 2021

      • NTA provides official JEE Main Mock test, this can highly beneficial for the candidates in terms of understating the exam pattern.
      • Candidates can access the mock test from the official website of NTA i.e. 
      •  NTA launched Abhyaas app for JEE Main Preparation.
      • Mock test facility is now available in Hindi and English language both as informed by HRD Minister.
      • The app has been accessed by lakhs of Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) Main aspirants. Read More
      Know About JEE Main Question PatternDownload JEE Main Practice Papers

      How to be a JEE Main Topper? – Topper vs Average Students 

      Listen to this exclusive interview with Pranav Goyal, JEE Main 2018 Topper. He talks about the routine and differentiating factors out of his experience in the field:

      JEE Main Preparation Tips 2021
      Is Coaching necessary to crack JEE Main 2021?

      The need for a coaching center to go about the preparation is totally subjective and depends upon the student’s caliber and preference. Coaching centers can provide you with a direction through their guidance and can bring regularity in the study pattern. Your performance will also be constantly analyzed, helping you improve. On the other hand, self study has its own advantages. You can save travelling time, energy and money. In case of self study, be very focused during school lectures and take help your school teachers for doubt clarification.

      • Start from Class XI: It’s always advisable to start the preparation from class XI, as you’ve opted your stream and you’re aware if you’ll be sitting for JEE Main. Starting in XI will also save you from taking a drop after XII as two years are more than enough for a balanced and good preparation.
      • Be thorough with your concepts: It is very important for students to keep their concepts clear, as the questions can be set in any manner. With clear concepts, students can also tackle twisted questions.
      • Practice Exam Oriented Questions: Candidates must practice exam oriented questions after the learning process, this well help them analyse their mistakes and rectify them.
      • Get Good Study Material: Each book uses different methodology of explaining concepts. Some books offer simple explanations while some use technical jargon. Candidates should use books best suited for them with a language which they’re comfortable with.
      • Practice Sample Papers: Sample papers are the blueprints of actual paper which familiarize students with the exam pattern, difficulty level, important topics that have been repeated over the years, marking scheme and time limitation. Hence, Sample Papers or Previous Year Question Papers must be practiced by students.

      Check Subject wise Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2021

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      Tripura State Government’s Super 30 Programme for JEE Main Aspirants

      For the preparation of Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) Main and NEET this year, Tripura state government will sponsor the tution fee for 30 selected medical and engineering aspirants. The list of students will be prepared from a separate draft of 20 SC candidates and 30 ST candidates and 50 general candidates which will be prepared by the board. The selected candidate must have an annual family income less than  Rs. 8 Lakh to avail the benefit.

      Scheme Details

      • The Tripura Board of Secondary Education shall prepare the list of students based on the board examination results.
      • The scheme will fund up to 30 students based on their marks in the Science subjects in the Madhyamik examinations conducted by Tripura Board.
      • Selected students can study at their preferred coaching institute across the nation, which will be sponsored by the state. 
      • A financial involvement of INR 72 lakhs a year at INR 2.40 lakhs for every candidate is estimated. The scheme is estimated to incur INR 1.44 Crore in the following year. 
      • The state education minister Ratan Lal Math while through a statement informed that the beneficiaries of the scheme will be selected with the SC and ST reservations included. 
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      What Books Should You Read to Prepare for JEE Main 2021?

      First of all, go through NCERT books completely at least twice before referring to any other books. NCERT books are considered to be the best source, especially for Chemistry. Also since, the syllabus followed in JEE Main was stipulated by CBSE so NCERT books give you an extra edge. Below is the list of suggested books for all the subjects of JEE Main 2021:

      Name of the BookName of the Author
      Mathematics Books for JEE Main Preparation
      Mathematics for Class 12 (2 Volumes)R.D Sharma
      Algebra for JEE Main & AdvancedS.K Goyal
      Differential & Integral CalculusN. Piskunov
      Coordinate GeometryS.L Loney
      Physics Books For JEE Main Preparation
      Concepts of PhysicsH.C Verma
      Problems in PhysicsA.A Pinsky
      University PhysicsFreedman and Young
      Chemistry Books For JEE Main 2021
      Organic ChemistryR.K Gupta
      Concise InorganicJ.D Lee
      General ChemistryDarrell D Ebbing
      University ChemistryFreedman and Young

      Check Topic-wise Books for JEE Main 2021

      JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021

      • Age Limit Criteria: There is no upper age limit for appearing in JEE Main 2021. Candidates who have passed class 12th or equivalent in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE Main 2021.
      • Maximum number of Attempts: Candidates can take the exam maximum for 3 years consecutively. Candidates can sit for both January and April sessions, both of these will be counted as a single attempt. 
      • Educational Qualification: Candidates who have qualified their XII or equivalent exam in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 are eligible to sit for JEE Main 2021. Candidates must have passed qualifying examination with 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% in aggregate of the QE to sit for B. Planning Paper. B.E/ B. Tech applicants must have passed the qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational Subject. For B. Arch, candidates must have passed the Qualifying Examination with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
      • Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination: Candidates must have passed their XII or equivalent exam in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 can sit for JEE Main 2021. Candidates who passed class XII or QE in 2018 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2022 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE Main 2021. 

      JEE Main Reservation Policy 2021

      Government of India has granted 10% reservation to Economically Weaker Sections which will be applicable in JEE Main 2021. NTA will release a separate category wise merit list and colleges accepting JEE Main score will also reserve 10% additional seats for EWS candidates. To avail this reservation applicants will have to mark them as EWS while filling the category column in JEE Main 2021 application form. The new reservation policy will be as follows:

      CategoryReservation (%)
      Other Backward Class (Non Creamy Layer)27
      General – Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS)10
      Scheduled Castes (SC)15
      Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5
      Person with Disabilities (PwD) (Within Every Category)5

      JEE Main 2021 Registration

      • JEE Main Registration for the coming session is expected to be released in November 2020.
      •  Around 9.34 lakh candidates registered for JEE Main 2020 January session. 15, 247 more women registered this year in comparison to the last year.
      • A total number of 81,413 registrations have been made from the EWS category, which was introduced this year.

      JEE Main 2021 Application Fee

      Candidates can pay the application fee using Credit/Debit card/Net Banking/Paytm/Cash Cards/SBI Buddy Wallet or they can also download e-challan and make the payment in any branch of Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank or ICICI Bank. Fee once paid will not be refunded in any case. The updated fees for JEE Main 2021 is tabulated below:

      Exam Center OptedAppearing PapersOnline Mode Exam
      Paper TypeGeneral/Gen- EWS/ OBC(NCL) (Male) (INR)SC/ST/PWD/Girls/Transgender (INR)
      In IndiaSingle Paper650325

      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

      Outside IndiaSingle Paper30001500

      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


      JEE Main Statistics

      NTA has also released the list of registered candidates for the September 2020 session. A decrease of 7.12 percent has been noticed in total number of applicants. The paper wise total number of registered candidates are:

      PaperTotal No. of Candidates
      B.E./B.Tech. Only746115
      B. Arch. Only13609
      B. Planning Only699
      B.E./B.Tech. and B.Arch Both53520
      B.E./B.Tech and B.Planning Both5580
      B.Arch. and B.Planning Both2777
      B.E./B.Tech., B.Arch. and B.Planning All35973
      Overall Total 858273

      JEE Main Form Correction

       JEE Main Form Correction window will be open soon after the registration process is over. Applicants can check their form status later by logging into their portal. Also, the link for image correction in JEE Main application form is activated at the official website.

      JEE Main Photo Size

      ImageFile sizeDimensionsFile Format
      Photograph (with name and date of taking photo)10 kb to 200 kb3.5 cm x 4.5 cm JPEG/JPG
      Signature of Candidate4 kb to 30 kb3.5 cm x 1.5 cm JPEG/JPG

      JEE Main Admit Card 2021

      • NTA will release JEE Main Admit Card for JEE Main 2021 January session.
      • Candidates can download their admit card by logging into the official website ( using their application number and DOB.
      • Last session, JEE Main 2020 Admit Card had four pages which includes information about “Important Instructions for Candidates” given on Page No. 2 and an “Advisory for Candidates regarding COVID-19” on Pages No. 3 and 4. 
      • The hall ticket is a mandatory document that a candidate needs to carry on the exam day along with a valid ID proof.
      • It carries important information about the candidate and exam i.e. exam centre’s name and address, exam day instructions, candidate’s photograph and signature and more.
      • Candidates must note that separate JEE Main Admit Card will be issued for the candidates appearing in JEE Main January session and April session.
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      JEE Main 2021 Exam Centers

      JEE Main exam centers had been increased from increased from 570 to 660 during the last session. Odd-Even Rule will be followed when it comes to the seating arrangement. The same can followed in JEE Main 2021 January Session.

      • Earlier, NTA has provided candidates with the option to change JEE Main exam center city preferences through the form correction window as many candidates have returned home in the pandemic and now can’t take the test from their former listed locations.
      • Candidates are given an opportunity to list up to 4 preferences in the exam center category, during filling the JEE Main Application form.
      • Candidates are requested to visit the allocated exam center once prior to the actual exam day in order to avoid any last minute chaos. Check List of JEE Main Exam Cities 2021 - State Wise  

      JEE Main Cut Off 2021

      Qualifying Cut off and Admission Cut off are different for JEE Main 2021. Qualifying Cut off is the minimum score required to sit for JEE Advanced 2021. Admission Cut off is the merit list based on the cut off which is used for the counseling process. The cut off is based on various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, number of appeared students, category of the candidate, cut off trend over the years and number of candidates applying for a particular course. Check JEE Main Cut Off

      Types of JEE Main Cutoff 2021

      As listed earlier that the JEE Main 2021 cutoff will be released in two ways : Qualifying Cutoff and Admission Cutoff. You can check the difference between these two and understand how much you need to secure to have a good chance of admission into the participating institutes. 

      Check JEE Main Ranks Vs Marks

      Point of DifferenceJEE Main 2021 -Qualifying CutoffJEE Main 2021 - Admission Cutoff
      Published byNational Testing Agency (NTA)JoSAA releases the Admission Cutoff on behalf of the participating institutes
      Released OnWill be released on result portal. Candidates have to log in to check the qualifying cutoff.Will be released on JoSAA website
      PurposeCandidates who meet the qualifying cutoff will be eligible for JEE Advanced. Thus it acts as a screening of candidates for JEE Advanced.To keep a check that how much minimum marks are required to have higher chances of allotment in the participating institutes.
      Category SpecificYesYes
      Institute SpecificNoYes
      Branch SpecificNoYes
      Used for AdmissionNoYes

      JEE Main Qualifying Cutoff 2021

      JEE Main 2021 Qualifying Cutoff will be released by NTA. Candidates can check previous session’s category-wise cut off for JEE Main:

      CategoryCut Off
      GEN- EWS70.2435518
      OBC – NCL72.8887969
      Scheduled Caste (SC)50.1760245
      Scheduled tribes (ST)39.0696101

      JEE Main Cutoff – Trend Analysis

      As per the last few years cutoff trends, a steady decrease in the qualifying cutoff can be seen. There can be many factors which resulted in the fluctuation of JEE Main Cutoff like increase in no. of candidates for JEE Advanced which inturn decreased the cutoff, examination getting tougher every year, etc. 

      JEE Main Cutoff 2020

       Here are some of the stats based on the comparison of cut off marks of JEE Main 2020 and JEE Main 2019, qualifying cut off for most of the categories has dropped in 2020. 

      • JEE Main 2020 Cut off - General Category has increased from 89 to 90.
      • JEE Main 2020 Cut off - OBC Category has decreased from 74 to 73.
      • JEE Main 2020 Cut off - SC Category has decreased from 54 to 50.
      • JEE Main 2020 Cut off - ST Category has decreased from 44 to 39.

      Top Engineering Colleges in India

      NameStateNIRF ScoreNIRF Ranking 2020NIRF Ranking 2019
       Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) MadrasTamil Nadu89.9311
      Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) DelhiDelhi88.0822
      Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) BombayMaharashtra85.0833
      Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) KanpurUttar Pradesh82.1845
      Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) KharagpurWest Bengal80.5654
      Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) RoorkeeUttarakhand76.2966
      Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) GuwahatiAssam74.9077
      Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) HyderabadTelangana66.4488
      National Institute of Technology (NIT) TiruchirappalliTamil Nadu64.10910
      Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) IndoreMadhya Pradesh62.881013

      JEE Main 2021 –  Admission at NITs

      • The admission policy for NIT states is that out of the total number of seats, 50 percent of the seats will be reserved for students of the particular state where the NIT is located. 
      • The other 50 percent of seats will be granted based on All India Rank (AIR) of students from other states.
      • A candidate can avail of a scholarship based on their class XII performance and JEE Main Score.

      Top 15 NITs as per NIRF Ranking

      NITStateNIRF Ranking
      National Institute Of Technology, TiruchirappalliTamil Nadu10
      Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute Of TechnologyGujarat15
      Visvesvaraya National Institute Of Technology, Nagpur (Deemed University)-NagpurMaharashtra18
      National Institute Of Technology, Rourkela-RourkelaOdisha19
      National Institute Of Technology, Karnataka-MangaloreKarnataka22
      Motilal Nehru National Institute Of TechnologyUttar Pradesh23
      National Institute Of Technology, WarangalTelangana28
      National Institute Of Technology, DurgapurWest Bengal30
      National Institute Of Technology, CalicutKerala35
      Malaviya National Institute Of Technology, JaipurRajasthan37
      Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute Of Technology, JalandharPunjab42
      National Institute Of Technology, KurukshetraHaryana48
      NIT HamirpurHimachal Pradesh51
      National Institute Of Technology, AgartalaTripura52
      NIT MeghalayaMeghalaya57

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      With lakhs of students competing for seats in IITs, IIITs and NITs, it is often that candidates end up not achieving the desired rank. There are a number of prestigious B.Tech colleges, admissions to which is possible without JEE Main Score.

      Private Eng​ineering Colleges in India – Facts  to your interest

      • Vellore Institute of Technology is the best private engineering college in India as per the NIRF Ranking 2020, from the 18th position in engineering colleges in the list of engineering colleges all over the country in NIRF Rankings 2019, it has gone up to the 15th position in 2020.
      • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan secured the 20th position in NIRF Rankings 2020. 
      • With the NIRF Score of 50.95, SRM, Chennai has secured the 41st position in NIRF 2020 Engineering Colleges Rankings. 
      • In the list of NIRF Ranking 2020, LPU appears in the top 100 of its most crucial overall category, which includes IITs and Central Universities.

      Candidates might choose to take a drop and prepare for the next session. However, sometimes, choosing an alternative college with good placement and faculty records can be a much wiser option. Here is a list of colleges accepting candidates on the basis of other entrance exams, the details are tabulated below:

      Name of the InstituteAdmission ProcessNumber of Seats (approx.)
      BITS PilaniBITSAT800
      NSIT DelhiDTU Entrance Exam775
      MIT PuneMHT CET540
      CEAU GuindyTNEA -
      MIT KarnatakaMU OET6,520
      SRM UniversitySRMJEEE10,200
      BMSCE BangaloreBMSCE Entrance Exam970
      R.V. College of EngineeringKEA CET, COMEDK1,080
      MSRIT BangaloreKEA CET, COMEDK738

      JEE Main College Predictor 2021

      Collegedunia’s exclusive college predictor assists candidates in finding their suitable colleges and understanding their admission chances at premium institutes like NITs, CFTIs and IIITs. JEE Main College Predictor uses the opening and closing ranks of previous year counseling data and predicts the most suitable college options to pursue Engineering. Candidates can also narrow down the available options by adding specific filters such as their preferred city or course they wish to pursue. Check JEE Main College Predictor

      JoSAA Cutoff Ranks

      Candidates can check the institute wise opening and closing rank cutoffs and allotment for 2020 from the following table. Unlike the previous year, this year JoSAA counselling will be held in six rounds.  

      JoSAA Counselling RoundsJoSAA Cutoff Ranks
      Round 1Download Here
      Round 2Download Here
      Round 3Download Here
      Round 4Download Here
      Round 5Download Here
      Round 6Download Here

      JEE Main Answer Key 2021

      • NTA will release JEE Main Answer Key for all 3 papers. 
      • Candidates can have an accurate idea of their JEE Main Score by tallying their responses with the JEE Main Answer Key.
      • Candidates can download the question papers and answer keys for different slots from the official website using their login credentials.
      • Candidates can also challenge JEE Main Answer Key 2021 against a fee of INR 200 . 
      • This fee shall not be refundable even if the answer is found to be correct. The final score calculation for result shall be carried out on the basis of the final JEE Main Answer Key.
      • The official PDF provides Question ID and Correct question ID for all the 3 sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Check JEE Main Answer Key

      How to Download JEE Main Answer Key?

      • Candidates have to click on the answer key official website.
      • They need to login using their JEE Main Application number and DOB.
      • Answer keys will be available in PDF format. Candidates can download them.

      JEE Main Answer Key Previous Year

      PapersJanuary SessionApril/September Session
      JEE Main B.E/ B.TechDownload HereDownload Here
      JEE Main B. Arch and B. PlanningDownload HereDownload Here

      Once the candidates have downloaded the answer key and response sheet, they can tally the answers and calculate their scores. As per JEE Main marking scheme, candidate will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark shall be deducted for every incorrect response. There will be no negative marking for unattempted questions and numeric value answer based questions. 
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      JEE Main Paper Analysis

      Candidates can go through the paper analysis of B.E/ B.Tech, B. Arch, and B. Planning papers to know what to expect from JEE Main 2021 Question paper in terms of the difficulty level and most asked topics.

      JEE Main Paper Analysis  – Previous Session

      Slot-wise Paper Analysis for JEE Main of B.E/B.Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning Papers for September 1 – 6, 2020 is tabulated below:

      Shift IShift II
      September 1, 2020Check Here for Both Shifts
      September 2, 2020Check HereCheck Here
      September 3, 2020Check HereCheck Here
      September 4, 2020Check HereCheck Here
      September 5, 2020Check HereCheck Here
      September 6, 2020Check Here for Both Shifts

      Read Detailed JEE Main Slot – wise Paper Analysis From Sept 1- 6 Here

      Detailed JEE Main Paper Analysis for all the shifts from January 6 – 9, 2020 is given below. 

      A basic distribultion of number of questions in terms of difficulty level of B.E/ B. Tech paper of JEE Main January session is tabulated below:


      The overall analysis of JEE Main 2020 January B.E/ B.Tech Paper is tabulated below:

      SubjectEasy LevelMedium LevelDifficult Level
      No. of QuestionsTotal MarksNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksClass 11Class 12
      Grand Total341364116445.33%54.67%

      JEE Main Toppers

      Must Read Interviews of JEE Main Toppers (NTA Score 100)

      Tabulated below is the list of state-wise toppers of JEE Main 2020 January session including the 9 candidates who received NTA score 100 in  B.E/B. Tech paper of JEE Main 2020 for January session:

      Candidate Name NTA ScoreState Code of Eligibility
      EESHAAN DUTTA99.9338277ASSAM
      SHUBH KUMAR99.9972380BIHAR
      NISHANT AGARWAL100.00000000DELHI (NCT)
      NISARG CHADHA100.0000000G

      The list of candidates with 100 NTA score in B. Arch and B. Planning papers is tabulated below:

      Candidate NamePaperState Code of Eligibility
      Hardik RajpalB.ArchTelangana
      Kanumuri Bheemeswara Vijay VarmaB. PlanningAndhra Pradesh

      JEE Main 2021 Result

      • NTA will JEE Main Result for all 3 papers – B.E/B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning.
      • Candidates can check their result by entering their application number, date of birth, and security pin.
      • Candidates with 100 percentile marks has been given below. Check Complete list of JEE Main State-wise Toppers
      • JEE Main Result for January and April/September sessions will be compiled and final merit list will be formulated.
      • For candidates appearing in both sessions, the better of the two scores will be considered for the merit list.
      • Result for JEE Main is released separately for B.E/B.Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers.
      • NTA will award students with percentile scores and not ranks.
      • NTA uses Normalization Procedure in order to nullify the effects from varying difficulty level in question paper sets in different shifts. 

      Compilation and Display of Result of B.E./ B. Tech

      • B.E/B. Tech papers of JEE Main January  and September session were held in multiple shifts.
      • The raw marks of the candidate will be used in calculation of their NTA scores.
      • The result consists of the four NTA scores - for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and the total in B.E/ B. Tech paper.

      Compilation and Display of Result of B. Arch and B. Planning

      • B. Arch and B. Planning papers were conducted in multiple shifts.
      • The raw marks of the candidates will be converted into NTA scores.
      • The result will consist of the four NTA scores - for Aptitude Test, Mathematics, Drawing Test/ Planning based Test and the total in B. Arch and B. Planning papers. 

      JEE Main 2021 Tie Resolving Method

      NTA will use percentile upto 7 decimals in order to avoid ties. Further ties, if any, will be resolved using the following criteria:

      • Higher percentile in Mathematics
      • Higher percentile in Physics
      • Higher percentile in Chemistry
      • Higher in age

      JEE Main Counselling 

      Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2020 has released the counselling schedule, as per the notification released, the counselling will be done in 6 rounds. JoSAA Seat Allotment Round 6 result has been released on November 7, 2020. JoSAA 2020 Cutoff for Round 1 – 6 is available on the official portal, students can check institute-wise opening and closing ranks. There are three counselling processes for 15% JEE Main All India Seats:

      • JoSAA Counselling is done for seat allotment of all IITs, IIITs, NITs and Other Government Funded Technical Institutes.
      • CSAB NEUT manages counselling for seats of AICTE approved institutes in India which are not covered under CSAB for the North Eastern States & Union Territories (NEUT).
      • CSAB SFTI takes care of counselling for Self-Funded Technical Institutes.

       Check JEE Main Counselling Process

      JEE Main Eligibility for Admission to NITs, IITs and CFTIs

      • Admission to B.Tech / B. Arch / B.E. / B. Planning courses in these institutes will be based on All India Rank with the requirement that the candidate should have attained at least 75% in 12th examination or should have been in the top 20 percentile in 12th.

      • For SC / ST candidates the requirement is 65% in 12th.

      JEE Main Eligibility for Admission to B.Arch

      • Requirement for architecture course includes passing an examination at the end of qualifying examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and 50% marks aggregate of the qualifying examination.

      • For B. Planning, the candidate should have attained a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination.

      Subject combinations mandated in the qualifying examination for entry to B.E. / B.Tech, B.Arch and B. Planning courses in IITs, NITs and other CFTIs shall be under:

      CourseRequired Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying examination
      B.E / B.TechPassed qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject.
      B. ArchPassed qualifying examination with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
      B. PlanningPassed qualifying examination with Mathematics

      Eligibility for Admission to Other Institutions:

      • Above mentioned criteria could be adopted by other technical institutions that are going to participate in counselling through CSAB / JoSAA.

      • In the case that a state plans to admit students into engineering colleges affiliated to State Universities, the state may prepare a completely separate rank list based on guidelines set by them.

      JoSAA Seat Matrix 

      JoSAA has released the information on number of seats available at IITs. NITs, IIITs and GFTIs for JEE Main 2020 candidates for the academic session 2021. This year JoSAA shall conduct counselling for a total of 50,822 seats available at 110 institutes accepting JEE Main 2020 score i.e. 23 IITs, 31 NITs, IIEST Shibpur, 26 IIITs and 29 Other-GFTIs​. Candidates can check the category wise availability of seats below:


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      Total Seats






      Difference Between JEE Main and JEE Advanced

      JEE Main is the eligibility test for appearing in JEE Advanced examination. Some of the highlights with respect to how the two exams differ from each other are tabulated below:

      ParticularsJEE MainJEE Advanced
      Number of Attempts3 (Attempting both the sessions of the same year is counted as 1)2
      Candidates Appearing (2020)9,21,261 (January session)2,50,000
      Mode of LanguageEnglish, Hindi and GujratiEnglish and Hindi
      EligibilityQualified class 12th from a recognized Government OrganizationRanked among top 2,50,000 JEE Main rank holders
      Number of Papers32
      Conducting AuthorityNational Testing Agency (NTA)Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
      • Conducting Body: From 2020 onwards, JEE Main is conducted by NTA. But JEE Advanced is held by one of the seven Zonal Coordinating (ZC) IITs on a rotational basis, under the guidance of JAB every year.
      • Eligibility: Top 2.50 Lakh JEE Main qualifying candidates are eligible to appear for the test. NTA defines the JEE Main eligibility on specific criteria such as qualifying exams, passing marks, etc.
      • Number of Attempts: A student can appear for JEE Main for 3 consecutive years while for JEE Advanced, he/she can appear for only 2 consecutive times.
      • Exam Pattern: NTA defines the exam pattern for JEE Main, whereas there is no fixed pattern for JEE Advanced. 
      • Syllabus: Unlike JEE main, JEE Advanced includes a few extra topics apart from class 12th syllabus. JEE main does not include some of the topics of JEE Advanced, For e.g. Thermal Physics is included in JEE Advanced but is not asked in JEE main. Similarly, Electrochemistry is included in JEE Advanced but not in JEE main. Read More on JEE Main Vs JEE Advanced
      • Difficulty Level: JEE Main is considered to be easier than JEE Advanced as it only tests the candidates on the syllabus of class 11th and 12th. But the competition is very high in JEE Main. However, good marks are required in JEE Main so that one can be in the top 2,50,000 rank holders in order to appear for JEE Advanced. 

      JEE Main Helpline

      Keeping in mind the hardships faced by candidates amidst the COVID-19 epidemic, NTA has come up with an exclusive helpline, candidates can contact the authorities regarding exam-related queries through text messages or SMS services. The helpline shall be operational during 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM. Read More

      NTA SMS Helpline for COVID-19
      NTA Text Helpline No 18178359845
      NTA Text Helpline No 28700028512
      NTA Text Helpline No 39650173668
      NTA Text Helpline No 49599676953
      NTA Text Helpline No 58882356803
      • JEE Main Helpline for Transactions: For transaction related queries, Click Here
      • JEE Main Helpline for Mock test: For mock test related queries, contact - 

      National Testing Agency

      Block C-20 1A/8 ,Sector- 62

      IITK Outreach Centre, Gautam Buddh Nagar

      Noida-201309, Uttar Pradesh (India)

      Contact No. :  0120 6895200

      JEE Main FAQs

      Ques. Is there any chance of postponement of JEE Main from January?

      Ans. The exam dates for January session of JEE Main 2021 can be delayed by a month, as per IIT Delhi Director Prof. Ramgopal Rao. Earlier, NTA Director General Vineet Joshi conveyed that the dates of the exam will also be impacted by the reopening of schools and exam schedule for board examinations.

      Ques. When will JEE Main Official Notification be released?

      Ans. JEE Main Official Notification for January session is generally out by the month of September. However due to delay in processes in the last session, JEE Main Notification has not been released yet. It is expected soon after the academic session for 2020-21 begins.

      Ques. When will NTA release JEE Main 2021 Applications for January Session?

      Ans. JEE Main Registration for January 2021 session is expected to commence in the month of November 2020. JEE Main application form release has been delayed due to the delay in processes this year. However, candidates can expect an update on JEE Main 2021 Notification and application forms soon by NTA. 

      Ques. If a candidate has passed in 2020 and has appeared for improvement in 2021, what will they fill in the academic details section in JEE Main Registration?

      Ans. Such candidates have to decide as to which percentage of marks i.e. 2020 or 2021 is better and accordingly select the year and corresponding roll number in the first step of JEE Main 2021 Application Form. Further, the candidates who have passed class 12th in 2020 and appearing in improvement examination of class 12th in 2021, may fill the form in either of the following methods:-

      a) Select the year of passing class 12th as 2021 and enter the roll number, name of the board in the first step of the application form. In the second step of application form, select ‘yes’ in the column – appearing for improvement examination, Or

      b) Select the year of appearing class 12th as 2021 and fill the remaining form correctly.

      After the declaration of the result of the improvement examination, there will be an option on the website to provide the correct roll number of class 12 in which candidate’s result is better.

      Ques. Who can apply for JEE Main 2021?

      Ans.  Candidates who have passed Class 12th in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 irrespective of their age are eligible to sit for JEE Main 2021, check detailed eligibility here

      Ques. How much should I score to get a 99 percentile in JEE Main 2021?

      Ans.  Marks required in getting a 99 percentile in JEE Main varies from session to session. As the percentile score is calculated in relation to the scores of all the other candidates taking the exam, things like paper difficulty and average scores on the particular exam day come into play. You cannot calculate your percentile with just your score while ignoring all of these other variables.

      Ques. What are the instructions for JEE Main Image size?

      Ans.  After filling in the online form, candidates are required to scan and upload photographs and signatures as per the defined guidelines by NTA. 

      • Scanned photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format.
      • Size of scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb.
      • Size of scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb.

      Ques. When should I attempt JEE Main in order to get the best possible percentile score?

      Ans. The competition in JEE Main is usually relatively lower in the January session, as many students do not complete their syllabus by then. If you take the January session exam seriously and prepare for it well in advance, you will already have a leg up against a lot of the other candidates. This means that you will get a higher percentile even with lower marks in the January session as compared to the September session.

      Ques. What items are allowed in JEE Main exam center?

      Ans. The list of items allowed in JEE Main exam center are as follows:

      • JEE Main Admit Card, ID and other exam related documents.
      • Transparent Ball Point Pen
      • Additional photograph to be pasted on the attendance sheet
      • Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml)
      • Personal transparent water bottle.   

      Ques. With the economic slowdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, will there be any relief in the fees of NITs and IITs?

      Ans. As per the statement of the education minister during his webinar on May 5, 2020, HRD has insisted to NITs and IITs to avoid the yearly fee hike during these times. 

      Ques. How will I manage JEE Main 2021, if I have no experience with computers and online tests?

      Ans. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has mandated the NTA to set up, establish and create a network of Test Practice Centres for candidates, especially in remote and rural areas to enable them to practice and be comfortable in taking a Computer Based Test (CBT). This facility will be completely free of cost. This will facilitate and ease the process of being able to take a Computer Based Test (CBT). The entire experience of using a computer will be as close to the actual experience of taking a CBT as possible. All efforts will also be made to provide practice tests and questions so that candidates can familiarize themselves with logging into the system, go through the detailed instructions regarding the test, use the mouse, scroll down to the next question, navigate between questions, review and edit their options and submit questions. It will also offer Mock Test.

      Ques. Are there good options for JEE Main Online Classes?

      Ans. NTA has provided online video lectures by IIT Faculty and experts for the preparation of JEE Main . The steps to access the video lectures are as follows:

      • Visit the official website of NTA i.e.
      • You will be redirected to the page containing the name of different subjects. 
      • Choose the video lecture by clicking on the subject. 

      Ques. Can I crack JEE Main without coaching?

      Ans. The need for a coaching center to go about the preparation is totally subjective and depends upon the student’s caliber and preference. Coaching centers can provide you with a direction through their guidance and can bring regularity in the study pattern. Your performance will also be constantly analyzed, helping you improve. On the other hand, self-study has its own advantages. You can save traveling time, energy and money. In the case of self-study, be very focused during school lectures and take help from your school teachers for doubt clarification.

      Ques. Is JEE Main and JEE Advanced syllabus the same?

      Ans. Unlike JEE main, JEE Advanced includes a few extra topics apart from class 12th syllabus. JEE main does not include some of the topics of JEE Advanced, For e.g. Thermal Physics is included in JEE Advanced but is not asked in JEE main. Similarly, Electrochemistry is included in JEE Advanced but not in JEE main.

      Ques. JEE Main site is not opening, what should I do?

      Ans. If there is an issue with your browser, we suggest you clear your cache and retry. However, any technical issue with the official website will be fixed as soon as possible.

      Ques. I am preparing for NATA 2021 as well as JEE Main 2021 for B. Arch. What is the difference between in both the syllabi and the preparations?

      Ans. The exam pattern for NATA as well as JEE Main Paper II for B. Arch. is fairly similar which is great news for all the aspirants. JEE Main B. Arch question paper comprises 77 questions in total, there are 3 sections in JEE Main Paper II – Aptitude Test (50 questions), Mathematics (25 questions) and Drawing Test (2 questions). 

      Ques. Where to check JEE Main Result?

      Ans. A simple 4 step process to download the JEE Main Result is as follows:

      • Open the official website:
      • Look for the link that reads “JEE Main 2021 result”.
      • Click on the link and provide the details of the Roll Number and Date of Birth.
      • Click on the submit button and your JEE Main 2021 score is displayed on the screen.

      Ques. What is the weightage of JEE Main Kinematics Questions?

      Ans. Kinematics is an essential very chapter not only because its weight age is high but also because it is the most basic chapter of mechanics and can be applied in almost any topic of physics. Candidates must make sure that they have conceptual clarity when it comes to Kinematics.

      Ques. Can I edit my category in JEE Main Application Form?

      Ans. Yes, you can edit your category in the form during Form Correction. Login with Application Number and Password to access the form correction.

      Ques. Is JEE Main tough?

      Ans. Lakhs of candidates appear for JEE Main every year, the exam is a gateway to top engineering colleges in the country. The level of difficulty of the exam can not be underestimated mainly because of the high level of competition. But with a proper plan, accurate resources and dedication, one can definitely make it to the required rank range.

      Ques. How many times can I attempt JEE Main?

      Ans. Candidates can appear for JEE Main exam for up to 3 consecutive years. The exam is conducted twice a year, the candidate may appear in both the attempts. Appearing in both the sessions of the same year will be counted as a single attempt. 

      Ques. I have made a mistake in uploading photo in the application form. How can I edit it?

      Ans. In case you have made any mistake while uploading the photograph in the application form, it can be edited during JEE Main Form Correction 

      Ques. Sir, I am from J&K and I passed class 12th last year with 72%. Am I eligible for JEE Mains and can I get admission in NIT?

      Ans. Yes, you are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2021 (minimum 50% marks in PCM). To get admission in NIT, a candidate must secure at least 75% marks in 10+2 Exam (65% for SC/ST category) or be in the top 20 percentiles in the 10+2 exam conducted by respective boards.

      Ques. I have submitted more than one form. Will my application be rejected?

      Ans. No, the authority will merge both of your applications and on this behalf, they will issue an admit card to you. However, in this case candidates need to send an email to providing both the application number and mentioning the application number, they want to consider.

      Ques. How to Download JEE Main Admit Card?

      Ans. Candidates can download JEE Main admit card from the official website i.e. using their Application number and password/DOB.

      Ques. My transaction failed while paying the application fee. What can be done?

      Ans. If you come across this situation then you need to pay the fees again. In case you balance is deducted due to any technical failure then the same would be refunded to your account within 7 to 10 days. If you have made the payment through e-challan then you should quickly contact the concerned bank/branch.

      Ques. How can Assam, J&K and Meghalaya candidates apply, having no aadhaar card?

      Ans. Candidates who have passed/appearing the class 12th examination from Assam, J&K and Meghalaya states have to enter passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. Identity number. Such candidates have to select the exam city centre in these states itself.

      Ques. Can candidates with a Diploma apply for JEE Main?

      Ans. Yes, diploma candidates can apply for JEE Main 2021 but only to fulfill the eligibility for JEE Advanced 2021. Diploma holders will not be eligible for admission to NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main channel.

      Ques. I am from Nepal. Can I apply for JEE main?

      Ans. Yes you can apply for JEE Main. You have to fulfil the education qualifications. And select the Nepal Board during filling application form. For more information check Application Process

      Ques. What is the importance of Organic Chemistry in JEE Main?

      Ans. Organic Chemistry has weightage of at least 30-35% of chemistry part in JEE Main. Important topics of organic chemistry are general organic chemistry, alcohol, phenols and ether, aldehydes and ketones.

      Ques. I am from Assam and I don't have aadhaar number and passport. Which number should I enter as my identification number?

      Ans. If you don't have aadhaar number and passport number then you can enter any one of the followings, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number.

      Ques. Can you suggest the top JEE Main coaching institutes in Delhi?

      Ans. You can join any one of these institutes in Delhi- Narayna, Vidya Mandir Classes, Resonance, Aakash, Pi Education, FIIT JEE etc. These will provide you expert guidance.

      Ques. How many institutes are participating in JoSAA Counselling this year?

      Ans. There a total of 110 institutes that are participating in JoSAA Counselling 2021.

      Ques. I have filled the application form under SC quota and I belong to defence services category as well, how will I be allotted a seat at NIT?

      Ans. the seat allocation will be based on SC quota firstly, following which DS category conditions will be applicable. However, you will have to qualify the cut off set for SC quota in the cut off list.

      Ques. What is the State of Eligibility for the Improvement Candidates/Institution Abroad/NIOS?

      Ans. If a candidate has passed Class 12 or the equivalent qualifying examination from one state but appeared for improvement from another state, their state code of eligibility will be from where they have originally passed Class 12 or the equivalent qualifying examination. Indian nationals passing the equivalent qualifying examination from an institution abroad, their State of Eligibility will be determined based on their permanent address in India as provided in the Passport. Candidate passed/appearing class 12th from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to the state in which the study Centre is located. The State of Eligibility is not applicable for the candidates belonging to Nepal /Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO.

      Ques. I will clear my Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 2021. Can I apply for JEE Main 2021?

      Ans. Yes, to appear in JEE Advanced, a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2021 but their ranks and scores for JEE Main will not be declared as diploma holders cannot apply for admission in NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main.

      Ques. What is the admission procedure for admission in BArch course in an IIT through JEE Main 2021?

      Ans. Candidates appeared in JEE Main Paper 2 are eligible for admission to B. Arch. Course only in NITs/SPAs other CFTIs (where B.Arch. course is available). For taking admission to B.Arch. in IIT’s, there is a separate procedure for which they should see the respective websites of IITs.

      Ques. I forgot to upload the photograph with name and date of taking photograph in JEE Main Application Form. Will my form be rejected?

      Ans. No. JEE Main Application Form will not be rejected for uploading the photograph without the name and date of photograph is taken. You will be issued admit card for appearing in the exam without any corrections.

      Ques. How much percentage of marks are required to be eligible for JEE Main 2021?

      Ans. There is no special criteria of minimum percentage defined for appearing in JEE Main 2021. But for taking admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFTIs through JoSAA Counselling, a candidate must secure a minimum percentage of 75 or be in top 20 percentile in class 12. For SC/ST, the qualifying marks is 65%.

      Ques. I am from West Bengal. What are the other engineering entrance exams that I can appear apart from JEE Main 2021?

      Ans. Apart from JEE Main, you can appear for BITSAT, COMEDK UGET, VITEEE, MU OET, SRMJEEE, UPSEE, AEEE and WBJEE.

      Ques. Do I need to apply to the participating colleges at the time of JEE Main Registration?

      Ans. No. There is no provision of applying for colleges during JEE Main Registration. After the declaration of JEE Main Result, candidates must register for JoSAA and CSAB for the counselling.

      Ques. Which book can I prefer for JEE Main Paper 2?

      Ans. Following books can be preferred for preparing for JEE Main Paper 2: A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch 2021 Entrance Examination (English) by P.K Mishra, Arihant Publications Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Book by R.S. Aggarwal Architecture Entrance Book by P.K. Mishra. B. Arch/ B. Planning Aptitude Test for J.E.E. (Main) - SC Garg Steps to Architecture: B. Arch (NATA/JEE) Main Exam Guide Paperback- 2017 by Nimish Madan NATA & B. ARCH Complete Self Study Material: Entrance Examination -2017 by Ar. Shadan Usmani.

      Ques. What are HSC Vocational Courses?

      Ans. Different states have different HSC vocational courses. You need to verify them from your respective state.

      Ques. Is my thumb impression necessary while filling JEE Main Application Form?

      Ans. No, uploading a scanned copy of your thumb impression is not essential during JEE Main Registration.

      Ques. What are the responsibilities of NTA/ JEE Main secretariat in JEE Main?



      Not Responsible

      Conduct JEE Main

      Seat Matrix Information

      Release the results

      Reservation Criteria


      Verify data entered in Online Form

      Ques.  Can I change my paper appearing mode from Hindi to English?

      Ans. JEE Main 2021 exam will be conducted through online mode only, i.e Computer Based Test. So, Yes, candidates can choose the medium on their screen during the examination.

      Ques.  By mistake I misspelled my mother’s name and category so can I change it?

      Ans. Yes, you can edit your mother’s name and category in the form during Form Correction. The window for JEE Main application form correction will open for a specified period of time. Login with Application Number and Password to access the form correction.

      Ques.  If I typed my email id incorrectly, will it effect  my hall ticket?

      Ans.  Yes, you cannot get your JEE Main admit card through post. You can only download JEE Main Admit Card from In that case, You need to login to the systems with your roll number and password, which are stored on your email, just check in your personal mail id, else send an email on helpline to get your credentials.

      Ques.  If I give the exam both the times i.e., January as well as in April then will it be considered my 2 attempt or just 1?

      Ans. The Number of attempts for admission in particular academic session will be treated as one. It is not necessary to appear the exam twice. This would be optional for the candidate to appears once or twice for the current academic sessions. If the Candidate appears both the test it is better to used both the scores, best of the score would be taken for the merit list.

      Ques. I have uploaded the photograph without name and date but I still got the message and any email saying that "your registration is successfully done" is that fine.

      Ans. Name of the candidate and date on which the photograph is taken is to be mentioned on the photograph, but in case uploaded photograph does not have name and date, the form will not be rejected and no correction is required in such a case and he/she will be issued admit card for appearing in JEE Main 2021 as usual.

      Ques. How can one check the status of application for JEE main?

      Ans. To access the form status (or rechecking form), login using application number and password.

      • After that, click on Status tab.

      Anyone of the following messages will be displayed on the user’s window:

      Received – If the application form is successfully submitted

      Unsuccessful – If the application form is Incomplete/Rejected/Not Submitted

      • In case the confirmation page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and the amount will be refunded to the candidate account within a week and however the candidate has to make another transaction till the confirmation Page is not generated.
      • After the confirmation of fee deposited from Bank, the candidate will be able to print the Acknowledgment Page, by login to their account again.
      • In case the Acknowledgment Page is not generated, the candidate should contact the concerned bank/branch to update his/her transaction.
      • Now safely log-out the window.

      *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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      Shaik kabeer

      When will registration of the exam start?

      23 Nov, 2020 23:10

      Hii Shaik, Greetings from collegedunia. The registration and exam dates for January session of JEE Main 2021 can be delayed by a month. For more details Click Here

      24 Nov, 2020 07:41

      JEE main exam includes admission in which courses?

      22 Nov, 2020 23:25

      Hi, Joint Entrance Examination - Main or commonly known as JEE Main is a national level entrance exam conducted by the NTA to offer admission to BE/BTech, BPlan and BArch courses at the IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs).

      23 Nov, 2020 00:51
      Nafisa Khatoon

      Can JEE be given after having back in class 12?

      21 Nov, 2020 21:32

      Hi, The candidate must have passed class 12 in 2018 or 2019. The candidates pursuing class 12th in 2020 are also eligible for the exam. According to the eligibility criteria the candidate can appear of jee mains in the year he has appeared for the class 12th exam and 2 years after the exam.

      21 Nov, 2020 22:25
      Sandesh Kumar

      What are the total number of seats available in government engineering colleges like IIT and NIT?

      20 Nov, 2020 22:49


      Total Seats in IIT, NITs and IIITs - Check Here

      InstituteTotal SeatsFemale Supernumerary Seats

      20 Nov, 2020 23:48
      Shruti Verma

      Will lockdown affect JEE 2021?

      19 Nov, 2020 22:45

      Hi, It depends on the situation.

      20 Nov, 2020 23:49
      Ibashisha Mukhim

      Can I give JEE main after doing diploma?

      18 Nov, 2020 21:55

      Hi, Appearing Candidates: If a candidate appears in 12th or equivalent class in 2021 are also eligible for JEE Main 2021. Diploma Holders: To appear in JEE Advanced, a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2021. But their rank & score in JEE Main will not be considered for admission in NITs & CFTIs.

      18 Nov, 2020 22:59
      Ambar ahirawar

      Can I give JEE main after already being a drop out of BSc computer science course?

      17 Nov, 2020 19:23

      Hi, Yes, You can appear for JEE Main after already being a drop out of Bsc CSE.

      17 Nov, 2020 22:50
      Arushi Thankur

      Can I give JEE after taking drop of 2 years?

      16 Nov, 2020 18:54

      Hi, You can not write JEE advanced after 2 years gap . Because according to the JEE rules you can write JEE advanced exam with 12 class and one more time after 12. But you can write JEE mains exam 2 more times after 12 class.

      16 Nov, 2020 22:18
      Ammar Zaheer Ahmed

      Can I give JEE Mains next year if I will turn 17 in January 2021?

      15 Nov, 2020 22:52

      Hi, For appearing in the JEE (Main) examination there is no age limit for the candidates. The candidates who have passed class 12th / equivalent examination in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE (Main) examination – 2020.

      16 Nov, 2020 22:20

      What is the eligibility criteria of BArch paper?

      12 Nov, 2020 22:12

      Hi Sameer, the candidate must have passed class 12 with physics, chemistry and mathematics with 50%. For more details visit: JEE MAIN EXAM

      12 Nov, 2020 22:24

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