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JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern has been revised considering the syllabus reduction by CBSE and state boards. Physics, Chemistry and Maths will now have 30 questions each. All three of these subjects will have two sections. Section A will contain 20 MCQs and Section B will contain 10 Numerical value answer based questions. Candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10 in section B. Check JEE Main Official Syllabus

Latest Updates
  • July 16: JEE Main 2021 Phase 4 registration extended until July 20. Apply Now
  • July 14: JEE Main 2021 Phase 3 rescheduled, phase 4 delayed to Aug – Sept. Know More
  • July 14: JEE Main 2021 Admit Card for Session 3 released. Download Here
  • June 15: JEE Main Mathematics Question Papers slot-wise for previous years available. Download Here

It must be noted that last year, the total questions in B.E/B.Tech paper were reduced from 90 to 75, this change has been reversed in JEE Main 2021, however the number of questions that need to be attempted per section remains the same i.e. 25. Another major change introduced in JEE Main Exam Pattern is that JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 13 langauges. Practice with JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers

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Exam Pattern Highlights

Highlights of JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021

Parameters JEE Main 2021 – B.E./B. Tech JEE Main 2021 – B. Arch JEE Main 2021 – B. Planning
Mode of Examination CBT Mode

Mathematics  and Aptitude- CBT Mode

Drawing- Pen and paper mode

CBT Mode
Duration of exam 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours
Total subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type

Number of questions

(Asked)

 90 (30 questions from each subject) 82  (Mathematics- 30; Aptitude- 50; Drawing- 2) 105 (Mathematics- 30; Aptitude- 50; Planning Based-25)

Number of questions

(To be Answered)

 75 (25 questions from each subject) 77  (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Drawing- 2) 100  (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Planning Based-25)
Type of Questions

60 (MCQs having 4 options each with 1 correct option) + 30 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value)

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 10 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQ +

Drawing- 2 Questions 

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 10 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQs +

Planning Based Objective Type- 25 MCQs

Marking Scheme

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 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 marks

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.

Maximum Marks 300 Marks 400 Marks 400 Marks
Medium of paper

English, Hindi, Urdu (All Centre Cities)

Regional Languages

English, Hindi, Urdu (All Centre Cities)

Regional Languages

English, Hindi, Urdu (All Centre Cities)

Regional Languages

JEE Main Exam Pattern

Detailed B.Tech/B.E. Pattern

Detailed JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 - Paper 1 (B.Tech/B.E.)

  • Sections/ Parts:
    • Part I - Physics
    • Part II - Chemistry
    • Part III – Mathematics
  • Number of Questions Asked – 90 questions with 30 questions per section.
  • Maximum Questions to Answer – 75 Questions with 25 questions per section
  • Nature of Questions – 20 MCQs + 10 Numeric Value Answer Based Questions (for each section)
  • Candidates have a choice to Answer 5 out of the 10 numerical value anser based questions asked in Section B. 
  • Exam Mode – Computer Based Test Mode
  • Exam Duration – 3 hours | For candidates with 40% disability – 4 hours
  • Exam Medium – The question papers at all exam centers will be in Hindi and English. For exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the medium of exam will also be available in Gujarati.
  • Marking Scheme –   All questions in Physics, Chemistry and Maths sections have equal weightage. 4 marks will be given for every correct response. 
  • Negative Marking –  For each incorrect answer in MCQs,1 mark will be deducted. Questions for which answers have a Numeric Value will fetch 4 marks for every correct response, with no negative marking in case of an incorrect answer or unattempted question.

Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks is tabulated below:

Subjects Maximum Questions Maximum Marks
Section A Section B
Physics 20 10* 100
Chemistry 20 10* 100
Mathematics 20 10* 100
Total 90 questions 300 marks

Detailed B.Arch Pattern

Detailed JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 – Paper 2 (B.Arch)

  • The exam will be conducted partially in computer-based and pen-paper mode.
  • JEE Main exam pattern for B. Arch Paper will include objective (online) as well as drawing questions (offline).
  • This paper is a gateway for admission to UG architecture courses. 
  • Sections/ Parts- Type of Questions:
    • Part I – Mathematics – 20 MCQs + 10 numeric value based questions
    • Part II – Aptitude Test – 50 MCQs
    • Part III – Drawing Test – 2 Questions
  • Total Number of Questions (Asked)– 82 questions
  • Total Number of Questions (To be Answered) – 77 questions (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Drawing- 2)
  • Candidates have a choice to Answer 5 out of the 10 numerical value anser based questions asked in Mathematics.
  • Exam Duration – 3 Hours
  • Exam Medium – The question papers at all exam centers will be in Hindi and English. For exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the medium of exam will also be available in Gujarati.
  • Marking Scheme – All questions in Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning based sections have equal weightage. 4 marks will be given for every correct response.  For JEE Main Drawing Test, marks will be allotted on the basis of candidate’s drawing skills.
  • Negative Marking –  For each incorrect answer in MCQs,1 mark will be deducted. Questions for which answers have a Numeric Value will fetch 4 marks for every correct response, with no negative marking in case of an incorrect answer or unattempted question.

Subject wise distribution of questions with marks is tabulated below:

Subjects Maximum Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics 20 + 10* 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 02 100
Total 77 questions 400 marks

Detailed B.Planning Pattern

Detailed JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 – Paper 3 (B.Planning)

  • The exam will be conducted partially in computer-based test mode.
  • Sections/ Parts:
    • Part I – Mathematics – 20 MCQs + 5 Numeric value based questions
    • Part II – Aptitude Test – 50 MCQs
    • Part III – Planning Based Objective Type – 25 MCQs
  • Total Number of Questions (Asked) – 105
  • Total Number of Questions (To be Answered) – 100 questions.
  • Candidates have a choice to Answer 5 out of the 10 numerical value anser based questions asked in Mathematics.
  • Exam Duration – 3 Hours
  • Exam Medium – The question papers at all exam centers will be in Hindi and English. For exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the medium of exam will also be available in Gujarati.
  • Marking Scheme – All questions in Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning Based sections have equal weightage. 4 marks will be given for every correct answer. 
  • Negative Marking –  For each incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted. Questions for which answers have a Numeric Value will fetch 4 marks for every correct response, with no negative marking in case of an incorrect answer or unattempted question.

Subject wise distribution of questions with marks is tabulated below:

Subjects Maximum Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics 20 + 10* 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Planning Based Objective Type 25 100
Total 100  400 marks

Official Sample Papers

JEE Main 2021 Official Sample Papers

NTA has published sample question paper for B.Planning, sample paper for numerical value questions and sample numerical questions for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry section:

Particulars Download Links
JEE Main B.Planning Paper Download
JEE Main Sample Numeric Value Questions Download 
JEE Main Sample Mathematics Numeric Questions Download
JEE Main Sample Chemistry Numeric Questions Download
JEE Main Sample Physics Numeric Questions Download

JEE Main Total Marks

From 2019 onwards, NTA has been the conducting body of the exam and has been granted authority to set and develop JEE Main Exam Pattern.

  • A major change introduced by NTA in 2021 was with respect to the total marks of the question paper.
  • Earlier JEE Main had two papers, B.E/ B.Tech for a total of 360 marks and B. Arch /B. Planning, for a total of 390 marks.
  • From this year onwards, a separate paper was introduced for B. Planning. The total marks for each of the papers has also been modified. B.E/ B. Tech paper is now for 300 marks. B. Arch Paper is for 400 marks and B. Planning paper is also for 400 marks. 
  • Candidates can have a look at the section-wise distribution JEE Main total marks for all the 3 papers:

JEE Main B.E/B.Tech Paper

Subjects Maximum Questions to Answer Marks
Chemistry 25  100
Physics 25 100
Mathematics 25 100
Total 75 300

JEE Main B. Arch Paper

Subjects Maximum Questions to Answer Marks
Mathematics 25 100
Aptitude 50 200
Drawing 2 100
Total 77 400

JEE Main B. Planning Paper

Subjects Maximum Questions to Answer Marks
Mathematics 25 100
Aptitude 50 200
Planning 25 100
Total 100 400

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JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

The Syllabus for JEE Main 2021 will still be based mainly on the topics covered in Class 11 and 12. The section-wise topics to focus on for each of the papers are:

Paper 1 Syllabus

Physics -

Section A – Theory 
Unit 1: Physics and Measurement  Unit 2: Kinematics  Unit 3: Laws of Motion  Unit 4: Work, Energy, and Power  Unit 5: Rotational Motion 
Unit 6: Gravitation  Unit 7: Properties of Solids and Liquids  Unit 8: Thermodynamics  Unit 9: Kinetic Theory of Gases  Unit 10: Oscillations and Waves 
Unit 11: Electrostatics  Unit 12: Current Electricity  Unit 13: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism  Unit 14: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents  Unit 15: Electromagnetic Waves 
Unit 16: Optics  Unit 17: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation Unit 18: Atoms and Nuclei  Unit 19: Electronic Devices  Unit 20: Communication Systems 
Section B – Practical
Unit 21: Experimental Skills 

Chemistry -

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 Nitrogen Unit 25: Polymers  Unit 26: Biomolecules
Unit 27: Chemistry In Everyday Life  Unit 28: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry -

Mathematics -

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 Induction Unit 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

B. Arch and B. Planning Papers Syllabus

The section for Mathematics for B.Arch and B.Planning is the same as for Paper 1 with the same sets of topics to focus on. The different topics for Aptitude for Part 1 and Part 2 are as follows:

Aptitude Syllabus for Part 1 -

  • Surfaces and objects associated with Architecture and as building elements.
  • Familiarization with places, relevant people, structures/buildings and materials/objects.
  • Capability of visualizing various sides of 3D items.
  • Transformation capabilities of 3D objects from 2D drawings.
  • Mental Capability of Analytical & Reasoning concepts.

Aptitude Syllabus for Part 2 -

  • Structure and drawing of geometrical or dynamic shapes & examples in pencil.
  • 3D perception: Analyzing and developing concepts about scale and object proportions, building structures & components, shading surface, agreement, and complexity.
  • Change of structures between both 2D and 3D figures and their inter-relations, subtraction, surface & volume development, plan generation, heights.

Drawing Test Syllabus -

  • Portraying of scenes and exercises from memory of urbanscape and scenes for open spaces, festivals, markets, road scenes, landmarks, recreational spaces, waterway fronts, wildernesses, trees, plants, etc.
  • Making two dimensional and three-dimensional pieces utilizing given shapes and structures.

Planning Based Questions

  • General Awareness with regard to government programs/schemes, development issues etc.
  • Critical thinking, Comprehension, Analytical skills, Map reading skills, Graphs, Charts, Simple statistics etc. 
  • CBSE Class X Social Sciences

Also Check JEE Main 2021 Detailed Syllabus

Online Mock Test

Online Mock Test for JEE Main

JEE Main 2021 Online Mock Test

JEE Main Mock Tests can prove to be a very good resource for the test takers in terms of understanding JEE Main Exam Pattern. NTA provides official mock tests for JEE Main aspirants on its official website i.e. nta.ac.in. 18 mock tests are available in total , which can be accessed in English, Hindi, and Gujarati language. The facility to take a mock test at TPCs is completely free of cost. No charge will be asked for the test. However, this test should not be taken as a sample paper for the exam and it doesn’t need any login detail. Check JEE Main 2021 Mock Test- Registration, Guidelines and Preparation Tips

Free online Mock Tests have been released by BIE Telangana for JEE Main 2021. The tests will be available as daily, weekly and grand mock test series. This initiative was taken for the assistance of candidates preparing for JEE Main 2021 coming session, considering the ongoing lockdown.Aspirants can register for free online classes by logging onto tsibe.cgg.gov.in. The test will be available in English and Telugu medium, completely free of cost to all the students.Candidates can also access the mock tests through their smartphones by downloading the mobile application. Register Here

Is it better to take a drop for JEE Main 2021 Preparation?

Sometimes, it becomes a plight for students to decide whether to take admission in the first attempt or give another chance by taking a drop. Balancing the preparation for JEE Main and Board exams can be challenging. Check Preparation Tips for JEE Main  


JEE Main Questions

  • JEE Main Syllabus is based on the NCERT curriculum, candidates must have their basics clear with regard to the CBSE syllabus of class 11 and 12 Chemistry, mathematics and physics. 
  • JEE Main Questions Mathematics: The mathematics section often is considered the toughest by the aspirants. It is time-consuming and therefore memorizing math questions will not help you score high in the test. The ideal time to complete one question of mathematics is about 92-  100 seconds.
  • JEE Main Questions Physics: Physics questions are twisted and it is often seen as the toughest section in JEE Main. The trick to solve Physics Questions is to bring the problem to a familiar situation so that the complexity of it reduces. The ideal time to attempt a physics question is 85-90 seconds.
  • JEE Main Questions Chemistry: JEE Main Chemistry is divided into Physical, Organic and Inorganic, Candidates are often advised to solve chemistry first in JEE Main Question Paper, as the solutions are direct in comparison to physics and math and therefore candidates can invest the extra time in the other 2 sections. Average ideal time to attempt a chemistry question is 60 – 65 seconds. 

Read More on JEE Main Question Paper

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

Sections Tough Medium Easy
Chemistry 4 11 10
Mathematics 2 10 13
Physics 2 7 16

Best Books for JEE Main Preparation

Chemistry Mathematics Physics
Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd Differential Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit Agarwal  Mechanics Part-1 & 2 by DC Pandey
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee Integral Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit Agarwal  Understanding Physics for JEE Main & Advanced Waves & Thermodynamics by DC Pandey
Numerical Chemistry 22/e by P Bahadur Calculus and Analytic Geometry by Thomas and Finney Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma - Volume 1 and Volume 2
Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for Competitions (JEE Main & Advanced ) by OP Tondon Algebra for JEE Main & Advanced by Arihant Publication Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick and Halliday

Check Best Books for JEE Main 2021 Preparation


Paper Attempting Tips

Paper Attempting Tips for JEE Main 2021 

  • Candidates are adviced to attempt the chemistry section first as there are a considerable number of direct questions in this section. Therefore this section is less time consuming and scoring than the other two. 
  • It is not advisable for candidates to try to attempt all the questions. Candidates should have a clear idea of how many questions they need to attempt accurately to get their desired percentage. 
  • Candidates must try to attempt graph-based questions as they are easy in terms of attempting. They can be approached with different parameters like inserting values etc to eliminate wrong options.
  • Don’t give equal time to all the three sections. Experts suggest to give a maximum of 40-45 minutes to chemistry section and then divide the rest of the time between maths and physics as per the convenience and caliber of the candidates. 
  • Candidates often jump on conclusions intuitively while solving the questions. If you find yourself doing this mistake then try to write the information given in the question separately to make sure that you rely on facts while problem solving. 

JEE Main Weightage

For a productive preparation plan, candidates must have their priorities straight. With hard work, an exam like JEE Main also demands smart work. We have given the section – wise JEE Main weighatge for candidates to have a better plan.

JEE Main Weightage – Physics

JEE Main Weightage for physics in terms of the number of questions from various topics is tabulated below:

Topics No of Questions Weightage
Electrostatics 1 3.33%
Current Electricity 3 10.00%
Capacitor 1 3.33%
Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism 2 6.67%
Alternating Current 2 6.67%
KTG & Thermodynamics 2 6.67%
SHM 1 3.33%
Sound Waves 1 3.33%
KInematics 1 3.33%
Work Power Energy 1 3.33%
Kinematics 1 3.33%
Laws of motion 1 3.33%
Work,Power and Energy 1 6.67%
Centre Of Mass 2 6.67%
Rotational Dynamics 2 6.67%
Modern Physics 2 6.67%
NLM 1 3.33%
Elasticity 1 3.33%
Wave Optics 2 6.67%
Error 1 3.33%
Circular Motion 1 3.33%
Electromagnetic Waves 1 3.33%
Semiconductors 1 3.33%
Communication System 1 3.33%
Total 30 100%

JEE Main Weightage – Chemistry

Certain topics have been exam favorites over the years and must be given more time and effort as compared to other topics. Here is a list of such topics from the Chemistry syllabus of JEE Main along with their expected weightage in the exam. Check JEE Main Practice Papers

Important Topics Expected Weightage
Carbohydrates, Amino Acids, and Polymers 7%
Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry 9%
Periodic Table and Representative elements 6%
General Organic Chemistry 6%
Chemical Bonding 6%
Atomic Structure 5%

JEE Main Weightage – Mathematics

Mathematics as a section is present in all the 3 papers of JEE Main, topic-wise weightage for JEE Main mathematics is tabulated below:

JEE Main Mathematics Topics Weightage
Coordinate Geometry 17%
Differential Calculus 17%
Integral Calculus 14%
Matrices and Determinants 7%
Sequence and Series 7%
Trigonometry 7%
Quadratic Equation 3%
Probability 3%
Permutation and Combination 3%
Mathematical Reasoning 3%
Statistics 3%
Algebra 3%
Binomial Theorem 3%
Complex Numbers 3%

JEE Main Weightage – Aptitude

Aptitude section will be present in both B. Arch and B. Planning paper. The following table elucidates the most important topics from the JEE Main 2021 syllabus with weightage for the Aptitude Test in Paper 2:

Important Topics for Aptitude Marking Weightage
Awareness of Places, persons, buildings and materials 2-3%
Texture and Objects related to Architecture 2-3%
Visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings 3-4%
Visualizing Different sides of 3D Objects 3%
Mental Ability 2%
Analytical Reasoning 1-2%
Color Texture 1-2%
Contrast and Harmony -
Building Forms and Elements -
3D- Perception and Appreciation of scale and proportion of objects. 2-3%

JEE Main Exam Day Guidelines

  • Candidates who are appearing for JEE Main Paper 2 will have to bring their own geometry box set, pencils, erasers, color pencils or crayons.
  • Candidates will be instructed to open the seal of the Test Booklet 5 minutes before the test commences. They must confirm that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side-2 of the Answer Sheet is similar to the one printed on the Test Booklet. If there is a mismatch, it must be reported to the invigilator and get it replaced.
  • Candidates will be allowed to carry a cardboard or a clip board with nothing written on it to the exam hall as a pad to keep the exam paper on it to write smoothly.
  • Candidates should not carry any ball pens to the exam hall. It will be provided at the exam hall.
  • Candidates will be provided with rough sheets to work out the calculations or any other rough work. These sheets have to be returned to the invigilator before leaving the exam hall.

Check JEE Main 2021 Dress Code & Exam Day Instructions


Frequently Asked Questions

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 FAQs

Ques. How many Non MCQ questions have been included in B.E/ B. Tech Paper of JEE Main 2021?

Ans. 30 questions for which answer will be a numerical value have been included in B.E/ B. Tech paper of JEE Main 2021. All the 3 sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics will have 30 questions each. Out of which there will be 20 MCQs and 10 Numeric Value based questions. Candidates have a choice to Answer 5 out of the 10 numerical value anser based questions. Candidates should note that there will be no negative marking in the case of Numeric value answer based questions, for incorrect responses or unattempted questions.

Ques. What are the changes in B. Arch paper pattern in JEE Main 2021?

Ans. There will be separate papers for B. Arch and B. Planning this year. B. Arch paper will be of 400 marks in total consisting of 77 questions. The marks and question distribution of B. Arch Paper JEE Main 2021 is as follows:

  • Part I- Mathematics: 30 Questions of 100 marks (Out of 30 Questions, there will be 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Value Based Questions)
  • Candidates have a choice to Answer 5 out of the 10 numerical value anser based questions.
  • Part II- Aptitude: 50 MCQs of 200 marks
  • Part III- Drawing: 2 Questions of 100 marks

Marking Scheme: MCQs will fetch 4 marks for every correct response and I mark will be deducted for every incorrect response. Numerical Value questions will have no negative marking. Drawing questions will be marked as per the drawing skills of the candidate.

Ques. Can I apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning papers?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning papers. Your exam duration will be of 3 hours 30 minutes in such a case. 

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. 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. I am from commerce, Can I sit for the B. Planning paper?

Ans. As per the B. Planning eligibility criteria, candidate of any stream who has passed 12th /qualifying examination with 50 % marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination is eligible to apply. Candidates who have passed class 12th  / equivalent examination in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE Main 2021.

Ques. What is the marking scheme for questions which have to be answered by a numerical value?

Ans. Like MCQs, Numerical value based questions will fetch 4 marks for every correct response. However, there will be no negative marking for incorrect responses in such cases.

Ques. Is JEE Main easy?

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. Has the time duration of the exam also changed with the change in the number of questions and marks?

Ans. No, the time duration for all the 3 papers – B.E/ B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers will remain of 3 hours. However if one wishes to take both B. Arch and B. Planning papers, the duration will be of 3 hours 30 minutes.

Ques. Are there good options for JEE Main Video Lectures?

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. nta.ac.in.
  • Click on the “CONTENT BASED LECTURES - FOR JEE MAIN AND NEET-UG BY IIT PROFESSORS / SUBJECT EXPERTS” tab. 
  • You will be redirected to the page containing the name of different subjects. 
  • Choose the video lecture by clicking on the subject. 

Ques. Can we carry our own calculator at the exam center or we will be provided online calculator?

Ans. No calculator will be allowed to carry at the exam center and there will not be any online calculator. All of the calculations have to be done on the rough sheet.

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. What will be the level of difficulty for JEE Main 2021 exam?

Ans. There are high chances of the moderately high level of difficulty for JEE Main 2021 exam due to its high competency level.

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. What will be the mode of language in JEE Main Paper 1?

Ans. JEE Main Paper 1 will be available in both English and Hindi languages. However, for the exam centres chosen in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the paper will also be available in Gujarati language.

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

JEE Main 2021 : 3 answered questions

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Ques. How can we prepare for the JEE Mains while attending classes at NIT Sikkim?

● Top Answer By Ishaan Tiwari on 05 Jul 21

Ans. JEE Main is a tough exam and it gets even tougher if you have your college studies to do. But luckily in NIT Sikkim, the study pressure is less, so you can prepare easily. For preparation, you can take an extra day off from the institute with permission.  Talking about the JEE subjects, Mathematics is the same as the course in 1st year so it gives you a good revision and more guidance to cover your topics.  For Chemistry especially the organic part and inorganic part comes only from the NCERT books and from the previous year’s papers.  For Physical Chemistry, you can ask your faculty from the chemistry department to help you with it.  Moreover, class notes, previous year’s papers, and a good book will set you up properly.  For Physics HC Verma and DC Pandey are the best books available. The physics department helps you if you ask regarding anything.  In the first-semester course differential and integral calculus are covered so you don’t have to worry about them.  NIT is a good option and you won’t have anything to lose so it is safe. Just solve a lot of practice papers.Read more
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Ques. Can I get admission in any IIITs or NITs by JEE Mains AIR 35038?

● Top Answer By Namo Singh on 22 Jun 21

Ans. One of my close friends chose to go for Nirma Institute because of a rank like that, whether you'd want to believe it or not, but your rank and marks are not satisfactory.  If you'd wanted to get into the CSE program, then I must motivate you to strive better by saying that for CSE you need better scores. No IIT or NIT will grant you admission in the stream with 35038 ranks. Although, you may still have a chance at NIT Srinagar for Chemical, Civil; NIT Silchar for Instrumentation Engineering; NIT Rourkela for Ceramics; and NIT Agartala for Chemical, Civil, Production engineering. These colleges have a good national reputation.  I'd suggest that you keep other options open like keep checking official websites of universities like Sharda University, Lovely Professional University, Nirma Institute etc.  You might get better opportunities here because they are much more advanced with state-of-the-art facilities. They do not have the reputation of an IIT but they have live projects, spectacular infrastructure, multidisciplinary programs and offer good exposure to students through association with academic delegates from India and abroad.Read more
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Ques. How can I prepare for the JEE Mains while attending classes at NIT Sikkim?

● Top Answer By Ritesh Dash on 10 Jun 21

Ans. From your question, it is safe to guess that you are a student of NIT Sikkim and trying to score better in the next JEE Main, maybe because you did not quite like the environment or the infrastructure of the institute.  My brother was in a similar situation only a few years back and here is what he advises.  There is not much pressure for students belonging in the 1st year, making it quite simple to prepare for JEE Mains. You can easily schedule your time and prepare accordingly as and when required. However, you should also take into account that it can result in bad scores in the semester exam. And if by any chance you do not acquire a good rank in JEE Main, then you will possibly have no choice but to continue pursuing your course. It can also result in a lack of interest in the branch you are currently in. Since NIT Sikkim is a newly established institute, you will not get the best facilities or faculties which you can in various other NITs. However, there are several opportunities in the institute as well. You will need to work diligently towards your branch to do well.  So, take all these factors into consideration, and decide wisely.Read more
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28 Comments
O
okat
is jee mains 2021 is for 300 marks or 400 marks
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shivangi srivastava

Well, the B.E. / B.Tech. paper is allotted a total of 300 marks whereas the B.Arch and B.Planning paper is for 400 marks. Therefore, it depends on which paper you are going to appear for through JEE Main 2021. There are 75 questions asked in B.E. / B.Tech paper, 77 in B.Arch and 100 in B.Planning respectively.

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puja sao
Will there be no questions of physics and chemistry in B.Arch and B.Planning paper?
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sinbad chongtham

Yes, there will be no questions on Physics and Chemistry in B. Arch as well as B. Planning paper. Questions will be asked from three main subjects.? Mathematics and Aptitude is common for both the papers. Drawing and Planning Based Section is included in B. Arch and B. Planning respectively.

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kashish tomar
Do I need to cover all the topics in physics to clear the cutoff? Can you tell me some topics with high weightage?
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diya suresh

No there is no sectional cut off for JEE Main but you can cover main topics to qualify overall cut off of the exam. Topic of Modern Physics carries maximum number of question i.e. 5 with total marks 20, hence that must be revised thoroughly. Some of the other high weightage topics are Heat and Thermodynamics, Optics, Current Electricity and Electrostatics. To know more details of the exam visit JEE Main 2021 Physic pattern and syllabus.

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puja sao
How many questions in maths are asked on calculus?
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diya suresh

Calculus is an important topic in Mathematics and it is divided as Integral Calculus and Differential Calculus with number of questions 3 and 1 respectively. Each question carries 4 marks and therefore weightage for calculus part is 16 marks. There will be MCQ and non MCQ type questions in the paper. To know more details visit JEE Main 2021 mathematics pattern.

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harssham
Which section in the paper 3 is considerd as toughest and which one has highest weightage?
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rohan bharti
To get AIR 50 in Paper 2, how should I prepare for all the sections?
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manisha malik

In JEE Main Paper 2, Maths is of 100 marks and questions are somewhat exhaustive as compared to other sections so you must focus on the concepts. You must study from reliable sources. The drawing section carries 100 marks for 2 questions and since this course leads to admission in the architecture course, you must have good knowledge of this section. To get more details, click here – JEE Main B.Arch Preparation.

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pradeepraje
Is the aptitude portion same for B.Arch and B.Planning paper?
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manisha malik

Yes, the aptitude section is common in Paper 2 (B.Arch) and Paper 3 (B.Planning) of JEE Main. Some of the topics are:

  1. Awareness of persons, places, buildings, materials
  2. Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment
  3. Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings
  4. Visualizing different sides of three-dimensional objects
  5. Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal)
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ankita sasmal
What are the important topics of aptitude section in paper 3?
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mrittika mallick

The Aptitude section includes Section I - Mathematics (20 MCQs and 10 NAT questions), Section II - Aptitude (50 MCQs), Section III - Planning-based questions (25 MCQs).  The Aptitude section includes the following topics: Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials. Objects, Texture 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).

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prahasti
Will there be any MSQ in the paper?
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aniket ranjan

No, JEE main doesn't consists of MSQ type questions. The JEE main is divided into three sections Physics, Chemistry and Maths that have 30 questions each. All three of these subjects will have two sections. Section A contains 20 MCQs and Section B contains 10 Numerical value answer based questions. 

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nanthikashree
HELLO MAM/ SIR. I am studying 11 th std in tamil nadu in matriculation school. I am new to these examinations. i want to participate in this examination with perfect coaching.As a begenner how should i prepare myself? is it ok by stydying my book itself or to go coaching? can i certified in this exam ?
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manisha malik

To prepare for JEE Main, first of all, you need to understand the exam pattern and go through the syllabus in detail from NCERT and other reference books. Then you must practice the objective questions and practice previous years’ questions and mock test papers. You can opt for self-study or coaching institutes according to your conceptual knowledge. You must focus on building your concepts first. To get more information about the same, click here – JEE Main 2021 Preparation Tips.

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rohith
i did not understand the marking scheme IF I ATTEMPTED 1 QUESTION IT IS RIGHT AND ONE I ATTEMPTED BUT IT IS INCORRECT HOW U WILL REDUCT THE MARKS
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gurpreet singh

Hi Matam

For each correct answer you will be rewared with +4 marks and for each wrong attempt you will get -1 and no marks will be deducted for any unattempts questions. You will get all the details about the JEE Main Exam Pattern and Syllabus on our website.

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k saran
when will the registration will open and website link?
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gurpreet singh

Hi Ksaran

The Registration will start from the 4th week of December 2020 till January 15th 2021. You can visit on our official website of JEE Main to know how you can apply for the application and you will also find the official link of the website.

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nishu
What is the syllabus for B planning paper?
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manika gupta

Hi, 

B.Planning Syllabus is as follows:

Surveying and Photogrammetry. Materials and Principles of Construction. Evolution of Aesthetics, Culture and Technology. Building Structures. Specifications, Estimation and Valuation Statistical and Quantitative Methods in Planning – II.

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divakar sharma
Will there be a reduction in the syllabus of JEE 2021?
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devnath tiwary

Dear Divakar Sharma

Greetings from Collegedunia. MHRD has announced a 30% reduction in the syllabus of Class XI and XII and this will impact on JEE 2021 Examinations. So, it is the possibility for JEE Examination 2021 to be held with a reduced syllabus. For more information, kindly go through this link – JEE Syllabus 2021

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md hussain ansari
What is the marking scheme in JEE Main examination?
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swati srivastava

Hi Hussain, the marking sceme is as 4 marks for correct answer and deduction of 1 marks for every wrong answer. For more details visit: JEE MAIN EXAM

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gouri kumari
Is Ncert enough for JEE mains?
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aniket ranjan

Hii Gouri, Greetings from collegedunia. Since the JEE main entrance examination is based on the 11th and 12th standard syllabus of CBSE, NCERT books are enough and should always be your first priority for studies. 

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kashish tomar
Until when can I challenge the provisional JEE Main 2020 answer keys?
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aniket ranjan

Hii Kashish, Greetings from collegedunia. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has allowed the aspirants to raise objections against the provisional JEE Main 2020 answer key till September 10 (10 am). 

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sameer
What is the JEE syllabus?
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manika gupta

Hi Sameer, The major subjects included in the syllabus are Maths, Physics, and Chemistry. Learn more about JEE Main by visiting the given link, JEE Main Syllabus.

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shruti verma
I didn't studied the class XIth thoroughly. Will the crash course be sufficient?
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abhishek upadhyay

Hi Shruti, greetings from Collegedunia. For comprehensive details regarding the preparation strategy for JEE-Mains, click here.

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prudhviraj krosuru
how much percentile is required for jee mains 2020 for GEN-EWS ccategory
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shobhna chaturvedi
As reservation in this category has been introduced for the first time, it is difficult to predict the cut off for the same. Moreover, cut off marks for a specific category will get released only after the declaration of the result.