JEE Main 2021 Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Sample Papers, Cut Off

    Karishma Khatri Karishma Khatri
    Exams Prep Master

    JEE Main is the gateway to NITs, GFTIs and other prestigious engineering colleges of the country. Top 2,50,000 JEE Main rank holders qualify to sit for JEE Advanced, the entrance exam for 23 IITs. Over 11 lakh students are expected to sit for JEE Main 2021. JEE Main 2021 January session will be expectedly conducted in the second week of January, 2021. However, as per NTA Director Genreral Vineet Joshi, the schedule of the exam depends upon the COVID-19 situtation. Also, if board exams are rescheduled from March, then the dates for JEE Main 2021 January session will be impacted as well. 

    CBSE’s step of 30% syllabus reduction for class XI and XII, is most likely to impact JEE Main 2021 Syllabus and Question paper. Syllabus reduction in CBSE board has placed NTA and IITs in a tricky position as many boards will continue with the full syllabus as earlier. NTA Director General Joshi commented,”We will take it to JAB which is the authority on these matters.” 

    JEE Main 2021 Exam Highlights

    • JEE Main 2021 will be conducted according to the new examination pattern which was introduced in the 2020 session. There will be 3 papers i.e. B.E./ B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning. The test is expected to be conducted in English, Hindi and Gujarati (For regional centers). 

    • There will be a reservation of 10% to Economically Weaker Section in JEE Main 2021 and colleges accepting JEE score will reserve the seats for the same.

    • Admissions of students under Direct Admission of Students ABROAD (DASA) will be through JEE Main, as approved by MHRD. This will be applicable from academic year 2021-2022 onwards.

    • Candidates will be able to appear in either one or both the sessions to increase their chances of admission in the colleges. For candidates appearing in both January and April, their better of the two scores will be considered for the JEE Main Merit List.

    JEE Main 2021 Important Dates

    JEE Main 2021 Important Dates (Tentative)

    EventJanuary Session April Session
    JEE Main Registration 20211st week of September, 20201st week of February, 2021
    JEE Main Registration (Closes)2nd week of October, 20201st week of March, 2021
    Last Date of Application Fee Submission2nd week of October, 20202nd week of March 2021
    JEE Main Application Form Correction3rd week of October, 20202nd week of March 2021
    Issue of JEE Main 2021 Admit Card1st week of December, 20203rd week of March, 2021
    JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates2nd week of January, 20212nd week of April, 2021

    JEE Main 2021 Preparation Guide

    JEE Main 2021 Preparation Tips

    For candidates who are planning to appear for the examination in the coming year, it is necessary to carve out a startegical preparation plan for entire 2020 in order to crack the examination. We have prepared a JEE Main Preparation Guide that includes not only preparation tips, but also set of sample papers and mock tests. Here are few of the tips for all JEE aspirants:

    • Basics of all subjects should be clear. Avoid skipping any topic. If a topic seems monotonous, try and incorporate new ways and tricks of studying or change the topics, but do complete them.
    • Devise different ways to soive problems.  You may find some other alternative approach to the problem. You have to reach to the solution in the fastest possible time. You can also refer to the solution after solving the problem.
    • Appear for mock tests, and assess yourself regularly. The purpose of the periodic tests is to make you realise your mistakes and not to repeat them in the succeeding tests.
    • Making notes is one of the best assets in JEE preparation. It’s easy and convenient to revise handmade notes in your own style and format. Make a separate notebook for remembering formulas in all three subjects.

    JEE Main 2021 Mock Test

    Mock Test of JEE Main is an important part of exam preparation and can be taken from mobile also, even while you are travelling. Attempting JEE Main Mock Tests can help you understand exam pattern and difficulty level, analyse performance level, and get sufficient practice.

    Steps to take JEE Main Official Mock Test:

    • The total duration for JEE Main Mock Test is 180 minutes and the clock will be set at the server. Candidates will be able to check the remaining time from the countdown timer on the top right corner of the screen. JEE Main Mock Test will end by itself on completion of 180 minutes. 
    • The ‘Questions Palette’ shows the status of each question and is displayed on the right side of the screen:
      1. White square - you have not visited the question yet
      2. Red trapezium - you have NOT answered the question 
      3. Green trapezium - you have answered the question
      4. Violet circle - you have NOT answered the question, but have marked the question for review
      5. Violet circle with a green circle inside - The question(s) "Answered and Marked for Review" will be considered for evaluation
    • All applicants get the option of changing the question content to their desired language. This could be easily done by clicking on "Profile Image” on the top right corner of the screen which will open a drop-down.

    • Navigating to a question - To answer a question, do the following:
    1. You can click on the “downward arrow” button to navigate to the bottom and “upward arrow” button to navigate to the top of the questionnaire, without scrolling.
    2. In order to go to a numbered question directly, candidates can click on the question number in the Question Palette at the right of the screen. Note - this option will NOT save the answer to the current question.
    3. Candidates need to click on “Save & Next” and then go to the next question, to save the answer for the current question. 
    4. Candidates need to click on “Mark for Review & Next”, to save an answer for the current question, mark it for review, and then go to the next question.
    • Answering a question - Steps to follow while answering a multiple choice type question:
    1. Candidates can click on the ">" arrow which appears to the left of the question palette to collapse the question palette thereby maximizing the question window. Similarly, candidates can click on "<" (which appears on the right side of the question window) to view the question palette again.
    2. To select an answer, candidates need to click on the button of one of the options.
    3. To deselect a chosen answer, candidates can click on the button of the chosen option again or click on the “Clear Response” button
    4. To change a chosen answer, click on the button of “Another Option”
    5. To save an answer, the candidate MUST click on the “Save & Next” button.
    6. To mark the question for review, candidates can click on the “Mark for Review & Next” button.
    7. To change an answer to a question that has already been answered, first select that question for answering and then follow the procedure for answering that type of question.
    • Navigating through sections - JEE Main Mock Test sections are displayed on the top bar of the screen. Questions in a section can be viewed by clicking on the section name.
    1. After clicking on the “Save & Next” button on the last question for a section, candidates will be automatically redirected to the first question of the next section.
    2. You can shuffle between sections and questions anything during the examination as per your convenience only during the time stipulated.
    3. Candidates can view the corresponding section summary as part of the legend that appears in every section above the question palette.

    Benefits Of JEE Main 2021 Mock Test

    JEE Main Online Mock Test plays an important role in a student’s success by making them familiar with the actual exam pattern. JEE Main Mock Test may help a student in the following ways -

    • Every mock test of JEE Main helps the students get a grasp on their strengths and weaknesses.
    • JEE Main Mock Tests build up speed and accuracy, both very important to score high.
    • Like sample papers, practice papers, previous year papers of JEE Main, mock tests also help students manage their time better in solving multiple choice questions.

    JEE Main 2021 Sample Papers

    Numeric value based questions were introduced in JEE Main 2020, NTA released separate sample papers for these to get the aspirants familiar with the format:

    ParticularsDownload Links
    JEE Main B.Planning PaperDownload
    JEE Main Sample Numeric Value QuestionsDownload 
    JEE Main Sample Mathematics Numeric QuestionsDownload
    JEE Main Sample Chemistry Numeric QuestionsDownload
    JEE Main Sample Physics Numeric QuestionsDownload

    Download JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers

    JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    The eligibility for JEE Main 2021 is tabulated below:

    Age Limit CriteriaThere 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 AttemptsCandidates 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 QualificationCandidates who have qualified their XII or equivalent exam in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 are eligible to sit for JEE Main 2020. 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 ExaminationCandidates 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. 

    Note: The students are required to have a minimum of 75% in order to gain admission to the IITs or the NITs or the CFTIs.

    JEE Main 2021 Reservation Criteria 

    Like every year, in 2021 also, a percentage of seats will be reserved for the economically backward classes. According to the rules of the Government, 10% of the seats will be reserved for them and there will be an additional 10% reservation for the EWS. JEE Main has not yet released an official circular but the reservations are expected to be similar to that of the previous year. We have mentioned the expected percentage of the reservation along with their respective categories in a tabular format:

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

    JEE Main 2021 Application 

    JEE Main 2021 Application 

    JEE Main 2021 registration is expected to commence in September 2020 for the January session. The last date will be in mid-October. The entire process is carried out online. Some of the important details which the students have to fill in their application form include educational details, personal details, the medium of examination, choice of exam center and choice of paper. The JEE Main 2021 application process for the April session is expected to begin in February.

    The students will have to upload their passport size photograph and signature in digital format. They will have to be very particular regarding the size and format of the documents.

    After the students have successfully filled the details and uploaded the necessary documents, they will have to pay the application fee. After that, they will have to book the slot of examination and take a printout of the acknowledgement.

    The students must also have any Government ID like Adhaar Card, Passport, Driving License, Ration Card or any other government-approved photo ID proof.

    JEE Main registration

    JEE Main 2021 Application Fee

    JEE Main 2021 Application Fee is expected to be the same as that of JEE Main 2020. Students may pay their application fee using Credit/Debit card/Net Banking/Paytm/Cash Cards/SBI Buddy Wallet. They can also download e-challan available on the official website of JEE Main and make the payment in any branch of Canara Bank, ICICI Bank or Syndicate Bank. The application fee is non-refundable. Here, we have given the expected application fee for the 2021 candidates.

    Country of ExaminationType of PaperGeneral/Gen- EWS/ OBC(NCL) (Male) (INR)SC/ST/PWD/Girls/Transgender (INR)

    In India
    Single Paper650325
    B.E./B.Tech and B. Arch1300650
    B.E./B.Tech and B. Planning1300650
    B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch and B.Planning1300650
    B.Arch and B.Planning1300650

    Outside India
    Single Paper30001500
    B.E./B.Tech and B. Arch60003000
    B.E./B.Tech and B. Planning60003000
    B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch and B.Planning60003000
    B.Arch and B.Planning60003000

    JEE Main 2021 Application Form Correction

    The portal for the correction of application form will open just after the last date of submission of the application form. The students can log in to their accounts and check the status of their application form and check whether any kinds of correction are required. The link for the correction portal will be made available on the official website. The specifications of the documents to be uploaded have been mentioned below:

    Type of DocumentSizeDimensions in cmFormat
    Passport size photograph10KB-200KB3.5 x 4.5JPG/JPEG
    Signature4KB-30KB3.5 x 1.5JPG/JPEG

    Note: The passport size photograph must have the name of the candidate along with the date on which the photograph was taken.

    JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

    JEE Main admit card will be released about a month prior to the date of examination. The students will not be allowed to enter the examination without their admit cards. JEE Main 2021 Admit Card will contain important details like exam centre name and address, exam day instructions, candidate's photograph and signature, etc. 

    Along with that, the students will also have to carry a government-approved photo ID proof. The admit card will contain detailed information regarding the examination centre and the time of examination. The students are advised to save a copy of their admit card for further references.

    How to Download JEE Main 2021 Admit Card?

    • Go to the official website of JEE Main -

    • Click on the “Download Admit Card”

    • JEE Main admit card can be downloaded by two methods:

    Method 1: Through Application Number and Password 

    Method 2: Through Application Number and DOB

    • Click on any of the 2 options to download the admit card.

    • Enter your JEE Main Application Number and DOB/ Password.

    • Enter the security pin.

    • Sign in and download your JEE Main 2021 Admit Card. 

    JEE MAIN 2021 Exam Centers

    As of now, JEE Main examination will be conducted in two sessions. So, the students will have to apply separately for both the sessions and will have to fill the choices of their examination centres twice as well.

    In JEE Main application form, candidates have to fill their four preferences for the choice of examination centre. The candidates will be allotted one particular centre among the choices they have made. The important details regarding the name and city of the examination centre, the complete address and the reporting time will be mentioned clearly in the admit card. The final decision as to which examination centre will be allocated to the students rest entirely upon the NTA and no request regarding the change of examination centre will be entertained by the NTA. Students are always advised to visit their examination centre prior to the date of the examination to avoid any kind of last-minute confusion.

    JEE Main 2021 Exam Day Essential Documents

    Here is a list of documents to carry along on the day of the examination:

    • A coloured copy of the admit card.
    • Passport size coloured photograph with name and date on the bottom.
    • A government authorized photo ID proof.
    • PwD certificate for candidates under PwD category.

    Important Tip: All students are advised to reach the examination centre at least two hours before the start of the examination.

    JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

    JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

    • JEE Main 2021 examination is supposed to be conducted in the new examination format. There will be three papers: B.E/ B.Tech, B.Arch. and Planning.
    • From JEE Main 2020 session, B.Planning was introduced as a separate paper for aspirants.
    • The question paper will have numeric value-based questions as well along with the other questions.
    • The examination will be conducted on different shifts.
    • There will be a separate section for Planning-based questions in the B.Planning paper.

    JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern is tabulated below: 

    ParametersJEE Main 2021 – B.E./B. TechJEE Main 2021 – B. ArchJEE Main 2021 – B. Planning
    Mode of ExaminationCBT ModeMathematics and Aptitude- CBT Mode Drawing- Pen and paper modeCBT Mode
    Duration of exam3 hours3 hours3 hours
    Total subjectsPhysics, Chemistry, and MathematicsMathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing TestMathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type
    Number of questions75 (25 questions from each subject)77 (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Drawing- 2)100 (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Planning Based-25)
    Type of Questions60 (MCQs having 4 options each with 1 correct option) + 15 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value)Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) + Aptitude- 50 MCQ + Drawing- 2 Questions Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) + Aptitude- 50 MCQs + Planning Based Objective Type- 25 MCQs
    Marking SchemeFor MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked. For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked. For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions For Drawing Test: 2 questions of 100 marksFor MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked. For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.
    Maximum Marks300 Marks400 Marks400 Marks

    JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

    JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

    JEE Main Syllabus has remained more or less the same over the years. However, with the delay in events in JEE Main 2020 session due to the COVID-19 situation and CBSE’s step of 30% rent reduction for the syllabus of class 11th and 12th can definitely impact JEE Main 2021 syllabus. Read More

    JEE Main (B.E / B.Tech) – Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

    Mathematics Syllabus

    Unit 1: Sets, Relations, and Functions Unit 2: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations Unit 3: Matrices and Determinants Unit 4: Permutations and Combinations 
    Unit 5: Mathematical InductionUnit 6: Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications Unit 7: Sequences and Series Unit 8: Limit Continuity, and Differentiability 
    Unit 9: Integral Calculus Unit 10: Differential Equations Unit 11: Coordinate Geometry Unit 12: Three Dimensional Geometry 
    Unit 13: Vectoral Algebra Unit 14: Statistics and Probability Unit 15: Trigonometry Unit 16: Mathematical Reasoning

    Physics Syllabus

    Physics syllabus for JEE Main 2021 contains two parts. Section A consists of all of the theoretical concepts and carries 80% weightage. On the other hand, section B consists of the practical aspect of the examination (experimental skills) and carries the remaining 20% weightage. 

    Section A – Theory
    Unit 1: Physics and MeasurementUnit 2: KinematicsUnit 3: Laws of MotionUnit 4: Work, Energy, and PowerUnit 5: Rotational Motion
    Unit 6: GravitationUnit 7: Properties of Solids and LiquidsUnit 8: ThermodynamicsUnit 9: Kinetic Theory of GasesUnit 10: Oscillations and Waves
    Unit 11: ElectrostaticsUnit 12: Current ElectricityUnit 13: Magnetic Effects of Current and MagnetismUnit 14: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentsUnit 15: Electromagnetic Waves
    Unit 16: OpticsUnit 17: Dual Nature of Matter and RadiationUnit 18: Atoms and NucleiUnit 19: Electronic DevicesUnit 20: Communication Systems
    Section B – Practical
    Unit 21: Experimental Skills

    Chemistry Syllabus 

    Section A: Physical Chemistry
    Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry Unit 2: States of Matter Unit 3: Atomic Structure Unit 4: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure 
    Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics Unit 6: Solutions Unit 7: Equilibrium Unit 8: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry 
    Unit 9: Chemical Kinetics Unit 10: Surface Chemistry -
    Section B: Inorganic Chemistry 
    Unit 11: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Unit 12: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals Unit 13: Hydrogen Unit 14: Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals) 
    Unit 15: P-Block Elements Unit 16: d-and-f Block Elements Unit 17: Coordination Compounds Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry 
    Section C: Organic Chemistry
    Unit 19: Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds Unit 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry Unit 21: Hydrocarbons Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
    Unit 23: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing NitrogenUnit 25: Polymers Unit 26: Biomolecules
    Unit 27: Chemistry In Everyday Life Unit 28: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry-

    JEE Main (B. Arch / B. Planning) – Aptitude Test 

    Part 1 Part 2
    Awareness of persons, places, buildings, materials, textures related to architecture and build-environment. Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings. Visualizing different sides of three-dimensional objects, analytical reasoning mental ability (visual, numerical, and verbal). Three-dimensional perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms, and elements, color texture, harmony, and contrast. Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencils. Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes. Generation of plan, elevations and 3D views of objects. Creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional composition using given shapes and forms.

    JEE Main 2021 Result

    JEE Main 2021 Result

    JEE Main results will be released separately for the two sessions. The results can be downloaded from the official website. The results will display the marks and not the ranks secured by the students. All the marks obtained by the students will be converted to NTA Score. The result will show the NTA scores obtained by the students.

    • For B.E/B.Tech, the result will have the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics individually and also the total score.

    • For B.Arch. students, the result will show marks obtained in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Planning along with the total score obtained.

    • For B.Planning students, the result will display marks obtained in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing and the total score obtained.

    JEE Main exam Score and Percentile calculation

    Merit list for JEE Main 2021 will be declared at the time of counselling and the actual scores of candidates in JEE Main 2021 will be used to calculate the ranks. Class 12 marks will not be considered for rank calculation. The formula used for calculating JEE Main score is – JEE Main Score = 4 marks x number of correct answers - number of wrong answers x 1 

    AIR is affected directly by the scores obtained in JEE Main i.e. higher the scores, better the rank in Mains. In case, two or more candidates score equal marks, then the tie-breaking rule or inter-se-merit is applicable.

    Post-release of JEE Main answer keys candidates can also predict their ranks using JEE Main Rank Predictor designed by

    JEE Main 2021 Cut-Off

    JEE Main 2021 Cut-Off

    Every year, the cut-off for JEE Main differs. In 2021, the cut-off is expected to differ from that of previous years. The cut-off mainly depends on the overall percentile, the difficulty level of the questions and the number of candidates appearing for the examination. The official cut-off scores are released on the day of the result. The expected cut-off for JEE Main 2021 has been mentioned below:

    CategoryCut Off
    GEN- EWS77-80
    OBC – NCL73-76
    Scheduled Caste (SC)53-56
    Scheduled tribes (ST)43-46

    JEE Main 2021 Counselling

    JEE Main 2021 Counselling

    The counselling process will begin soon after the results are declared. There will be three process of counseling:

    • JoSSA Counselling: This is mainly for the IITs, IIITs, NITs and various other Government Funded Technical Institutes.

    • CSAB NEUT: This counselling is for the AICTE approved institutes in India which are not under the control CSAB for the North Eastern States & Union Territories (NEUT).

    • CSAB SFTI: This counselling process is meant for the Self-Funded Technical Institutes.

    Admission to NITs, IITs and CFTIs: The admission to these colleges will be entirely based on the All India Rank secured by the candidate. Along with that, the student must have secured at least 75% in 12th or equivalent examination. For SC/ ST candidates, the minimum percentage required is 65%.

    Admission to B.Arch: The candidate must secure 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and must have minimum 50% marks in the 12th or qualifying examination.

    Admission to B.Planning: The candidate must secure 50% marks in Mathematics and have minimum 50% marks in the 12th or qualifying examination.

    JEE Main 2021 FAQs

    Ques. Can JEE Main 2021 January session get postponed?

    Ans. There have been many speculations about the schedule of JEE Main 2021 January session considering the delay in events this year. As per NTA Director General Vineet Joshi, the exam will be conducted in January as every year. However, if there is a change in the dates of the board exams (generally scheduled in March) or depending upon the COVID-19 situation, the dates for the January session shall be made official. 

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

    Ans. NTA or National Testing Agency is responsible for conducting the Joint Entrance Examination.

    Ques. How can I prepare for the exam if I have no access to a computer or no experience with online exams?

    Ans. Free practice sessions for JEE Main will be provided in more than 4000 schools and engineering colleges with internet and computer facilities in every region on every Saturday and Sunday. Student registration has to be done in online mode.

    Ques. When will slot booking be available for JEE Main 2021? 

    Ans. There will be no slot booking. Allotment of slots will be done randomly by the NTA authorities.

    Ques. What are the participating institutes for JEE Main 2021? 

    Ans. There are 1584 engineering colleges and technical institutes accepting JEE Main scores for making an admission decision. Furthermore, JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates will be able to apply for admission into 25 IIITs, 31 NITs and 28 GFTIs.

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

    Ans. Candidates can choose from Hindi, English and Gujrati(for regional centres) as their paper appearing mode. 

    Ques. I am from Nepal. Can I apply for JEE Main 2021? 

    Ans. Yes, candidates from neighbouring countries like Nepal are eligible for JEE Main 2020 examination.

    Ques. What is the minimum NTA percentile that may stand a chance to qualify for JEE Advanced?

    Ans. The NTA percentile score of 89.7548849 will stand a chance at JEE Advanced if one takes a look at JEE Main cutoff from last year.

    *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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    Shivani Tiwari

    Is it true that the syllabus for JEE Main 2021 will change? Because I heard the same for NEET 2021.

    22 Jun, 2020 15:48
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shivani, JEE Main syllabus has not been changed during last 10 years and there are no chances of any changes soon till CBSE changes the 11th or 12th syllabus. As there are reports that claim that govt. Is planning to reduce syllabus to half but there has not been any official announcement yet by the officials. Thus, for now, syllabus remains the same.

    22 Jun, 2020 23:09

    Which is the best book for chemistry preparation??

    22 Jun, 2020 15:33
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Asmita, below is the list of the most recommended books for preparing Chemistry in JEE Main: 

    • NCERT Textbooks (for Class XI and XII)
    • Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee
    • Organic Chemistry by O P Tandon
    • Concept of Physical Chemistry by P Bahadur
    • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee
    • Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins
    • Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd

    22 Jun, 2020 23:02
    Arijit Bose

    How do I prepare for JEE mains maths?

    22 Jun, 2020 15:29
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Arijit, you can go through the following points to have a better insight for Mathematics preparation: 

    • You should not give more time to chapters like probability, p&c but have basic idea about them.
    • But make sure that you have the calculus part clear as it will contain many questions.Also sequence and series is another important chapter.
    • Make sure that you have conic sections under your belt.The parametric forms are important too and should not be neglected.
    • Lastly chapters like statistics and mathematical induction can be studied as generally easy questions come from them.
    • The most important thing is once you finish a chapter make sure that you cover the past year questions related to the chapter. It is a must.

    For more ellaborated ways, kindly refer this link: JEE Main Maths Preparation

    22 Jun, 2020 22:55
    Atrisa Dutta

    What are the major subjects to be well prepared off when applying for JEE Mains?

    21 Jun, 2020 00:47
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Atrisa, as all the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) hold equal importance, thus, you have to pay equal attention to all three. However, there are a few topics which a candidate must not leave at any cost in order to score decent marks. They are as follows:

    • Physics: Oscillation and waves, Rotational motion, Electrostatics, Atoms and nuclei, Newtons laws of motion, Current electricity, Magnetic effect of current and magnetism.
    • Chemistry: Organic compouns containg nitrogen, Equllibrium, Chemical kinetics, Transition elements, S-block elements, Chemical bonding, Basic principles of organic chemistry, p-block, Coordination compound and Thermodynamics.
    • Mathematics: Integrals, 3-D geometry, Probability, Conic section, Trignometry, Vector algebra, Straight line, Sets relation and function, Matrices and determinant.

    22 Jun, 2020 22:37

    What is the examination pattern of Mathematics section in JEE Main exam?

    20 Jun, 2020 23:42
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Anisha, all the questions in JEE Main will be MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) only. You can refer this link for further details on exam pattern: JEE Main Exam Pattern

    22 Jun, 2020 22:32
    Pranjal Singhal

    Hi. Is there a center for JEE Main in Dehradun?

    20 Jun, 2020 23:08
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Pranjal, yes, there is an exam center for JEE Main in Dehradun with center code, UK01. There are total 6 exam centers in Uttarakhand namely in Haldwani, Haridwar, Nainital, Pantnagar, Roorkee and Dehradun.

    22 Jun, 2020 22:17
    akansha gupta

    How difficult is JEE Main 2020?

    20 Jun, 2020 22:54
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Akanksha, according to previous year's JEE Main analysis, the examination was moderate in difficulty level. The overall paper was of moderate difficulty. Mathematics section was the most difficult out of all the sections. Physics was of moderate difficulty and chemistry was easiest but bit tricky.

    You can further read section-wise analysis of the exam from here: JEE Main Paper Analysis

    22 Jun, 2020 20:36
    Shahid Baig

    What are the necessary stuff that we need to carry on the day of JEE Main exam?

    16 Jun, 2020 22:06
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shahid, following are the things you need to carry with you to the exam center:

    • Admit card
    • 2 Photographs
    • A valid photo ID proof.

    16 Jun, 2020 22:26
    Debdeep Majumder

    Does the JEE Mains Syllabus changes every year or it remains same? And can you kindly provide me some tips to crack JEE Mains Exam?

    16 Jun, 2020 22:05
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Debdeep, there occurs no change in the syllabus of JEE Mains every year. In fact no change has been seen in the past 10 years or so. The syllabus is based on the NCERT books. So once there are any updates in these books, the syllabus automatically changes accordingly.

    16 Jun, 2020 23:19

    Will CBSE conduct JEE Mains?

    16 Jun, 2020 22:05
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Meghadeepa, no, CBSE does not conducts JEE Main. National Testing Agency (NTA) will be the only authority to conduct the national level entrance exams like JEE Main, NEET etc.

    16 Jun, 2020 22:32
    Shahid Baig

    Can I change my exam centre after submitting the JEE Main application form?

    16 Jun, 2020 22:05
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shahid, yes, students can avail the facility of form-correction window and change the centre preference even after submission of application form.

    16 Jun, 2020 22:38

    Is Class 12 marks important for JEE Mains?

    16 Jun, 2020 22:05
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Meghadeepa, class 12th marks have no weightage in the preparation of JEE Main ranks. Students should know that the ranks will be determined based on the student’s score in the entrance exam.

    However, for admission into IITs, NITs, CFTIs the score that candidates have secured in their class 12 board exam will be taken into account. In this, candidates should have passed their exam with a minimum of 75 percent and for SC/ST it should be 65 percent. Students should further be in the top 20 percentile to be eligible for admissions.

    16 Jun, 2020 22:41

    How many subjects one must have in 12th Board exam for appearing in JEE Main Exam?

    16 Jun, 2020 22:04
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Dhruv, you can check the eligibility criteria in each domain for JEE Main from below:

    1. Candidate must have passed the 12th class exam or another equivalent qualifying exam in 2018 or 2019.
    2. 75% of marks need to be secured by the candidates who have appeared for the class 12th board exam.
    3. Candidates must have 5 subjects in the qualifying exam with Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects.

    16 Jun, 2020 22:46

    Will JEE Mains 2020 be held online or offline?

    16 Jun, 2020 22:03
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Meghadeepa, The JEE Main exam Paper 1 for BE/B. Tech (engineering) candidates will be held in both online and offline modes. The online mode would be a computer based test wherein questions will appear on the screen of a computer and candidate will have to mark answers.

    16 Jun, 2020 23:11

    What is Paper 1 and Paper 2 in JEE Main?

    16 Jun, 2020 22:02
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Mansi, difference between JEE Main Paper and Paper 2 is as explained below:

    • JEE Main paper 1 is for students who want to take admission in B.Tech in NIT , IIIT, CFTIs and SFIs.The paper is of 3 hours and consist of 3 sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Total number of questions are 90 with 30 questions in each section.
    • JEE Main paper 2 is for students who want to take admission in B.Arch and B.Planning course in different colleges of the country.The paper is of 3 hours and consist of 3 sections namely Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing Aptitude.

    16 Jun, 2020 22:49

    How to check the payment status for JEE Main?

    16 Jun, 2020 22:01
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Mansi, a print out of the confirmation page can be taken only if the payment status reflects “OK”. However, if the payment status has not been confirmed, then the candidates will have to follow the given points:

    • For Online Payment - Candidates will have to pay the fees again since it means that the earlier payment was not successful. The earlier paid fee will be refunded within seven days.

    16 Jun, 2020 23:00
    Durgesh Rai

    When will mock tests be available from? How to access them?

    16 Jun, 2020 21:58
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Durgesh, mock tests have already been released on the official website of NTA. You can avail them by following these steps:

    • Visit the official website of NTA i.e.
    • On the top right corner, two options are available- Mock Test and Download Mock Test. 
    • Candidates can download the zip file of the mock test through “Download mock test” option and access the same. 
    • Candidates can take the online mock test by clicking on “Mock Test” option. 
    • Then they have to choose the exam and mock test. 
    • Click on “Start Mock Test” to proceed. 

    16 Jun, 2020 23:15
    Simran Nigam

    How many exam centres can I choose as per my preference? Can I change my JEE Main exam center city preferences?

    16 Jun, 2020 21:55
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Simran, you can choose maximum 4 exam centres for JEE Main exam. Yes, you can change your preferences through form-correction window even after submitting the application form.

    16 Jun, 2020 23:05
    Arunasish Sen

    How many questions are there in JEE Main paper?

    16 Jun, 2020 21:55
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    The total number of questions depends on the paper. In B.E/B.Tech papers, there will be 75 questions; in B. Arch 77 questions; and for B. Planning 100 questions. All questions are compulsory.

    16 Jun, 2020 22:05
    Simran Nigam

    What is the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

    16 Jun, 2020 21:55
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Simran, Jee Mains paper 1 has 90 MCQ Single Correct Option questions. 30 each from Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Marking Scheme is +4,-1. And full marks in 360 while Jee Mains paper 2 is only for those interested in Architecture and is not for B.Tech admission, but B.Arch admissions.

    Clearing the cutoff in Mains paper 1, will make you eligible for JEE Advanced exam. 

    Jee Advanced has 2 papers of 3 hours each.The full marks, marking scheme, question pattern everything varies every year.

    16 Jun, 2020 22:14
    Arunasish Sen

    How can I download my JEE Main admit card?

    16 Jun, 2020 21:53
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Arunashish, candidates can download their admit card from the official website after it has been released by entering their login credentials such as application number and password/date of birth combination. Save a copy for future use.

    16 Jun, 2020 22:03
    kiran chugh

    Is JEE Main Mandatory to take admission in any Engineering college?

    16 Jun, 2020 21:49
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Kiran, this depends on the college in which you have applied for admission. Some colleges accepts score in state level entrance exams for providing admission. Below is the list of those colleges:

    • Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi.
    • Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune.
    • Lovely professional university, Punjab.
    • Anna University.etc.

    16 Jun, 2020 22:00

    How can I pay JEE Main registration fee online? Is there any way to pay the fees offline?

    15 Jun, 2020 21:08
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Bhavya, you can pay JEE Main online registration fees via net banking, debit card, credit card, PayTm, or UPI. Candidates will not have the option to pay the fees offline and have to pay online only.

    15 Jun, 2020 23:46
    Komal Yadav

    What is the registration fee for JEE Main?

    15 Jun, 2020 20:51
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Komal, registration fee for male candidates is INR 1300/- and INR 650/- for female/SC/ST/PwD or transgender candidates.

    15 Jun, 2020 20:54
    Sonal Vaid

    Hi, I had a question. I have paid my registration fee for JEE Main online, but payment status is not showing ok. What can I do?

    15 Jun, 2020 19:21
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sonal, if the payment status is not showing ok, it implies that the transaction has failed. You need not worry if this happens, just pay the fee again. The extra amount will automatically be refunded to your bank account.

    15 Jun, 2020 19:23

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