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JEE Main 2021 - Preparation Tips, Study Plan, Exam Notes and Toppers' Tips

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Considering JEE Main 2021 February Session is a few months away, aspirants should fasten their seat belts and completely dedicate their schedule to JEE Main 2021 preparations. JEE Main 2021 Phase – I is scheduled from February 23 – 26, 2021.

NTA has introduced choices in questions for JEE Main 2021 considering the syllabus reduction by CBSE and other states. Physics, Chemistry and Maths will now have 30 questions each, and these subjects will have two sections. Section A will have 20 MCQs and Section B will have 10 Numerical value answer based questions. Candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10 in section B. Even though the questions have been increased in JEE Main 2021, the number of maximum questions that students have to answer remains the same as last year. Read JEE Main Revised Exam Pattern

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90 Days JEE Main Study Plan

90 Days Preparation Plan for JEE Main 2021 B.E/ B. Tech Paper

Here is an exclusive 90 days study plan by collegedunia. We’ve categorized topics on a monthly basis on the basis of relevance for the convenience of aspirants. The plan is as follows:

Topics to be covered in first month:

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Topics to be covered in second month:

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Topics to be covered in third month:

JEE Main Preparation Tips
  • Divide your schedule: Studying without a deadline isn’t something that aspirants can afford now, therefore you must assign your days to certain topics and finish them within the deadline.
  • Keep your resources limited: It is a must for candidates to remain focused. Having too many resources will only alleviate the stress. Therefore, research well and shortlist some resources for your study plan and stick to it. Remember, you can’t cover everything from everywhere, therefore keep it simple and accurate. Check JEE Main Important Books
  • Revision is the Key: Don’t keep revision for the last minute. Keep revision sessions for regular intervals. Make some crisp notes for the last minute reading and avoid unnecessary panic before the exam.
  • Maintain a Healthy lifestyle: This has been repeated several times but only because it is highly significant to maintain a healthy lifestyle if one needs to keep her/ his productivity at the peak. Sleep for 6- 7 hours, and on time. Stay hydrated and take breaks at intervals. We know binge watching tv shows and social media can be tempting but you’ve a goal for the next few months and like everything in the world, it comes at a cost. 
  • Mock tests = Game Changers: It is only through mock tests that one can identify his strengths and weaknesses, so take up mock tests at least twice a weak and increase the frequency if you feel like time management and accuracy needs to be worked upon. Mock test will lead to the formulation of accurate exam day strategies.

Must Read Interviews of JEE Main 2020 Toppers (NTA Score 100)

JEE Main Time Table

JEE Main is one of the toughest engineering entrance exams which ensure you the admission to one of the premier institutes of country. In order to ace the exam easily, candidates have to make a proper time table and follow it religiously. While preparing for each topic, the candidates need to note down the important topics or points from the same. 

JEE Main Daily Routine Timetable

Time table to be followed along with the information about how many hours to give to preparations of each section like physics, chemistry, maths, mock test etc. is given below:



Topics to be covered

Time durations

7:45 – 8:00

Wake up and freshen up/prepare for studying

8:00 – 10:30



2.5 hours

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 2:00



3 hours

2:00 – 3:30

Lunch/ Sleep and Leisure time

3:30 – 6:00



2.5 hours

6:00 – 6:30

A short break and Leisure time

6:30 – 8:30


Attempt any mock test or Practice previous years question paper

2 hours

8:30 – 9:30

Break/ Dinner and Leisure time

9:30- 11:30


Revise all the topics studied the whole day, Analyse your mock test

2 hours

The time table is to be followed regularly for 3 months before the exam and once the exam comes near, start dedicating more time to Revision and attempting mock tests along with the previous years’ question paper. Candidates must emphasize more on revision and attempting mock tests since they help us prepare in a better way and let us know our strengths and weaknesses. Previous years’ question paper and mock tests give an overview of the exam pattern and marking scheme.

Division of syllabus for 60 days

First of all you need to divide the syllabus according to the days you are left with and then you are required to make a proper time table to finish it on time. There are three major subjects in JEE Main examination- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The division of the syllabus for the next 60 days is tabulated below. If you have less days in hand, you can always modify the division of days proportionately:

Number of days for exam preparation


Total Number of topics


Total No. of Topics to be Revised in Mathematics


Total No. of days to revised the topics of Mathematics


Total No. of Topics to be Revised in Physics


Total No. of days to revised the topics of Physics


Total No. of Topics to be Revised in Mathematics


Total No. of days to revised the topics of Physics


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Preparation Tips by Toppers

JEE Main 2021 Toppers’ Tips

JEE MAIN 2019 Topper Shubham Srivastava AIR 1, encourages a balance of work and play.

Shubham secured AIR 1, and topped the JEE MAIN 2019 exam with 100 percentile in his April attempt. He shares that he followed a clear strategy of sticking to the NCERT textbooks as the problems asked in the exam are NCERT based. He studied for 4 hours per day and believes that there should be a balance between study and other activities. Shubham advises the future aspirants to be dedicated and genuinely interested in what they are studying instead of worrying about ranks. Read More

JEE MAIN 2019 Topper Sambit Behera AIR 11, comments, “The only thing is to have faith in your ability as it will help you sail through any hurdle and will help you accomplish your goal.”

Sambit secured AIR 11, with 100 percentile. He believes immense and constant hard work and the appropriate guidance by his parents and teachers are the contributing factors for his success. He took a lot of mock tests and rectified the conceptual mistakes he would make at the time of practice. Read More

JEE MAIN 2019 Topper Bojja Chetan Reddy, AIR 21 advises a stress free approach towards the exam for a good performance

Chetan says that he initiated the preparation for JEE MAIN when he was in VIII standard in school. Months of rigorous revision followed by lots of practice can be seen as some of his strategies for success. It helped him get a grip over concepts and made him completely ready for the exam. He suggests the aspirants to treat the exam like an exam instead of overburdening oneself with pressure. As per him, without the stress, one has a better frame of mind during the entire process of preparation and exam taking. Read More

JEE Main Study Material

JEE Main Study Material

Class Notes

Class Notes are the perfect example of an initiating step that helps you begin from scratch and build your concepts strong slowly. Always remember to pen down all the important information you receive in the class. Class notes will provide the basic founding steps to your JEE Main preparation. Once the basic concepts are clear and understood, students can move on to build on this knowledge.

Online Test Series

Candidates can purchase the online test series by some of the best and top coaching institutes in online mode only. The tests will be a dummy of the actual question paper and will definitely help the candidates in getting an overview of the actual question paper and prepare for it in a better way. The features of the online test series will exactly the same as the original question paper. Read JEE Main Mock Test

Online Tutorials

Online tutorials are a good source of preparation as one can find unlimited video lectures on each subject. Each video is quite informative and easy to comprehend. The lectures are prepared by field experts to cater to the needs of students who are slow at understanding concepts. The content offered through these channels is reliable, given by field experts. Also, students can rely on these video lectures in case they’ve missed a topic or had doubts even after attending the lecture.

Previous Year Sample Papers

Candidates are advised to attempt at least 10- 15 previous year sample papers before appearing for the actual examination to understand the paper pattern, marking scheme and types of questions asked in the examination. By attempting the previous years’ question papers, candidates can analyze their level of preparation and work on their weaker sections. This will strengthen your preparation and will definitely help you in achieving a better score.

Important Books

It can be a difficult job to select a book for the preparation of the examination. Candidates have to keep few points in mind while selecting a book for the preparation:

  • Always go for the latest edition as they follow the most recent exam pattern
  • NCERT Textbooks should be chosen first
  • Be specific and select only a limited number of books. Check Best Books for JEE Main Preparation

JEE Main Youtube Channels

JEE Main Youtube Channels

Scoring well in the JEE Main exams is the dream of many aspirants. The two- level entrance test opens the gateway to the prestigious institutes like NITs, IITs, IIITs etc. One may find it difficult to understand a particular topic from books. Hence, Youtube channels are a good source of preparation as one can find unlimited video lectures on each subject. Each video is quite informative and easy to comprehend. The lectures are prepared by field experts to cater to the needs of students who are slow at understanding concepts.

The content offered through these channels is reliable, given by field experts. Also, students can rely on these video lectures in case they’ve missed a topic or had doubts even after attending the lecture.

  • IITJEE Master (PCM): IITJEE Master is one of the best youtube channels dedicated to preparation lectures for all the three subjects, i.e., Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at the JEE level. The videos are intended at providing home- based coaching and are a highly watched channel among JEE aspirants. Each video aims and focuses on concept building and smart and easy methods to solve JEE questions. Some of the most popular and useful videos on the channel are based on the topics like Ray Optics, Atomic structure, Relations and Functions, Domain and Range and a lot more.
  • Study 24/7 : Study 24/7 is another Youtube channel meant for JEE Main preparation that helps candidates to prepare for the maths section of JEE level. The channel provides simple, quality and interactive video lessons to aid engineering aspirants learn Maths and Physics for the JEE exam.
  • M- Learning (IIT JEE): In order to begin from scratch and build concepts, m- learning is a good source for preparation. The channel covers all topics asked in the JEE Main exam and can be highly useful for the JEE aspirants. The video lectures are quite informative and easy to comprehend. The lectures are delivered by highly qualified and well experienced experts to cater the needs of the students who are slow at understanding topics.
  • Unacademy Learning App: Unacademy is one of the largest learning platforms in India. The app is designed to offer free lectures to the students on various subjects. Most of the tutors are exam toppers and the lectures available are absolutely free. The app not only caters to the need for JEE Main preparations but also offers preparation aid for various other medical, engineering, and state-level competitive exams.
  • Topper: The app is one of the highest-rated among the apps for JEE Main 2021 Preparation. It offers a comprehensive learning solution for students who are preparing for JEE Main and other competitive exams like NEET. Most important feature of the app is its organized and structured learning resources and personalized preparation interface. The app also lets you set your learning goals and achieve them in a stipulated time frame.

Educational content has grown immensely on Youtube. It is highly advisable that students must utilize it in the best way possible. The content offered through these channels is reliable, given by field experts. Also, students can rely on these video lectures in case they’ve missed a topic or had doubts even after attending the lecture. These apps are cost effective, time saving and economical. 

Collegedunia: Collegedunia’s Youtube channel is one of the best platforms where you can find updates regarding the examination from time to time. The registration process to appear for the entrance test, information on how to prepare for the exam, pattern of the question paper, marking scheme, results, cut off and everything is available on the Youtube channel. One can visit the channel and gather all types of information according to his/ her requirement.

With or Without Coaching?

Prepare for JEE Main 2021: With or Without Coaching?

JEE Main 2021 is a tough nut to crack and for their benefit, many candidates join a coaching institute which has also become a trend. Joining a coaching institute does help a lot but it isn’t necessary. The coaching material will help you form a strong base for JEE Main 2021. You would have to follow a particular study pattern set by the respective institutes and plan your study schedule accordingly. If you are comfortable studying in such a way, you can join a reputed coaching institute.

But, if you cannot copewith such a pattern, don’t forget self-study is always the best option. Self-studying will prove to be as advantageous as joining a coaching institute considering you plan your time table well and follow the same rigorously. Meanwhile, you can prepare for various Olympiads and exams like NTSE (National Talent Search Examination) which will strengthen your skills and knowledge from the grass root level. This will also aid in the preparation for your board exams.

JEE Main Preparation Tips for Students from Class XI & XII

  • Tackling Backlogs from Class XI: After the commencement of STD XI, list down the topics that you feel you were weak in. Before STD XII classes begin, in between the session gap, revise those topics thoroughly and build that base that went lacking while the academic session. If you keep them lagging, just before the JEE Main Exam, it will become difficult for you to study them all from scratch.
  • Maintaining Notes: Make a habit of maintaining notes of important topics. This is extremely crucial because just in a few weeks’ time, before the exam, you will want to go through each chapter, but time will be limited. At that juncture, your notes will come in handy. You can refer to important formulae, short cut methods and other essential information that you had jotted down while preparing for the topic.
  • Avoiding Complacency: Do not delay or take things lightly. Each day is important in the course of preparing yourself and eventually cracking important entrance exams, one like JEE Main 2021.
  • Utilizing Time judicially: Time management is one of the biggest pillars of success in an exam like this. Ensure to divide your available time well-balanced between school, coaching classes, entertainment & exercise.
  • Focusing on Board Exam: For students in STD XII, they have to be mindful that they should score high in their board exams also. Thus, they should not take their school exams lightly as the sessional assessments will eventually reflect what you end up scoring in the final exam.

JEE Main Notes

JEE Main Notes

While preparing for JEE Main, candidates must refer to good study notes and practice as many sample papers as they can. For your convenience, we have compiled JEE Main Notes and Lecture notes from top institutes and toppers as well. Along with it, previous year question papers and sample papers are available.

Download JEE Main Notes from the table below:

JEE Main Notes Reference Link
JEE Main Handwritten Notes I Click Here
JEE Main Handwritten Notes II Click Here

Subject-wise Preparation Tips

Subject-Wise Strategy for JEE Main 2021

Planning and strategizing isn’t the challenging part. The challenging and time consuming bit is the action. For your ease, we have devised subject-wise strategies for your reference that will help you crack the Engineering entrance exam.

Physics:Understanding concepts and solving problems is the key to score well in Physics. Tighten your grip on the basics of the subject rather than memorizing the formulas. While preparing, master the concepts before you start solving questions. Numerical problems and conceptual questions, both are important for JEE.

Mathematics: Mathematics requires immense practice and you must ensure that concepts and formulae are at your fingertips. Know every possible shortcut and formula. Mathematics is not just solving, it needs a little visualisation skills too.

Chemistry: Complete NCERT thoroughly and you’re done with the basics of your Inorganic Chemistry. Make suitable notes for each chapter and study all reaction mechanisms and remember all named reactions. Constantly revise your reactions and formulae in free time. On the other hand, for Physical Chemistry, read from NCERT and have your concepts clarified. After you are done with the chapter, write down all equations from the chapter in a notebook for speedy reference while solving problems. 

Android Apps to Prepare for JEE Main 2021

With the advent of digitization in every sphere, online education has paced up considerably. There are many online resources available for JEE Main Preparation. Apart from some good books, aspirants can go for android apps specially designed for JEE Main Preparation. These apps include: Topper, JEE Main Prep, Unacademy Learning App, etc. It is advisable for the candidates to not make these apps their core preparation source but use them as additional tools to enhance their preparation level. Such a preparation source comes with advatages like cost-effectiveness, handiness and reduced time consumption. 

Check Top 10 Android apps for JEE Main Preparation

Most suggested Books

Best Books for JEE Main Preparation

Best Books for JEE Main 2021 Preparation


Concepts of Physics by H.C.Verma

Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday and Walker

Understanding of JEE Physics by D.C. Pandey


Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd

Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur

Practice Book Chemistry For Jee Main and Advanced 2021 by Arihant Experts


Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight

Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee

Problems Plus in IIT Mathematics by A. Das Gupta

For a detailed list of JEE Main Important Books, Click Here

JEE Main Revision Plan

JEE Main 2021 Revision Plan 

  • Revise your notes: Covering the syllabus is not the key for success in JEE Main, what actually matters is how much you retain for the exam. Therefore, revise your notes every day for a strong grasp of concepts and application. Revise your formulas as most of the questions will be formula based. It’s not practical to revise and retain all the important formulas at once so please revise some portion of it daily during your last days before the exam.

  • Important topics: Observing the last year's JEE Main question paper, it was noted that the paper was quite balanced and spread out, covering most of the paper so keep a balanced preparation. However, there are topics from which questions are surely asked.

    Radioactivity, X-Ray, Atomic structure and Photoelectric effect are some such topics from Physics. Besides these, some easy to cover and recurring topics include Unit and Dimension, Instrument etc. It’s difficult to identify important chapters in chemistry, but questions from chemical bonding, transition element and coordination compounds appear almost every year. Straight-line circle, Vector and 3D are some most asked topics from mathematics. Topics like Quadratic equation, sequence and series are some easy to cover and recurring topics in mathematics.

    Candidates can also divide the topics in categories of easy, medium and difficult in terms of their difficulty level and move in the direction of easy to difficult. Since tough concepts are harder to retain, so it is best to brush up these concepts once before the exam. 

  • Mock tests are a must: Take at least one full-length mock test every day and device your paper attempting strategies accordingly.
  • Question-solving approach: During your mock tests and practice papers, keep in mind that solving every question requires the right approach. This approach must include first understanding the question followed by application of concepts and ultimately calculation.
  • Paper Attempting Strategy: Candidates appearing for JEE Main must have certain strategies for time management, selection of questions and accuracy. All these factors are interdependent on each other and essential for a successful attempt. Candidates must have a clear idea of what questions they can or can not attempt. Aiming to solve the entire paper will only lead to disruption of clarity. Sequence of attempting the question paper must be chosen as per one’s own convenience. However our advice is to attempt the chemistry section first as the questions can be addressed quickly so aspirants can have more time to attempt Physics and Mathematics sections.Graph based questions are easy to attempt, candidates can use different parameters like inserting values etc to eliminate the wrong options.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle: Don’t undermine your health amidst all the stress. Maintain a healthy diet and sleep schedule during these last days before the exam. This is essential for a high concentration level and productivity during the paper.

JEE Main 2021 - Preparation Tips

Preparation for JEE Main should focus on covering individual subjects separately since topics and types of questions simultaneously. Here are a few tips for scoring well in JEE 

  1. Time Management –A good time management strategy to balance the preparation of JEE Main 2021, Class XII Board examinations and routine activities will play a crucial role in your performance in the entrance exam. Check How to bridge the gap between JEE Main and Boards Preparation?
  2. Be Confident – Don’t get bogged down by complex topics. Focus on understanding and solving the problems rather than worrying about not performing well.
  3. Revision – Candidates have to focus on revising all the topics thoroughly and also create separate plan for last minute preparation.
  4. Mock Tests and Sample papers – Utilize the mock tests and sample papers to check out the trends in previous question papers and gain first-hand experience in solving questions.
  5. Smart Preparation Plan – Make cheat sheets and flash cards to revise formulae. Practice solving complex equations and learn shortcuts for lengthy calculations. Find innovative ways to keep the preparation process interesting and productive. Check Top 10 Android apps for JEE Main Preparation

Frequently Asked Questions

JEE Main Preparation Tips FAQs

Ques. What type of questions are asked in JEE Main exam?

Ans. The type of questions asked in JEE Main 2021 will be Multiple Choice Question, with four choices each. Drawing section will comprise of questions to test the drawing and sketching skills of the candidate

Ques. How can I prepare for JEE Main 2021 without coaching?

Ans. The stress regarding the preparation process is understandable considering JEE Main 2021 is just a few months away. Coachings can be a guiding unit for the candidates, however, the preparation bit always depends on the aspirant’s dedication. Candidate’s must make a timetable and stick to it. Beginning with cilearing the basics is always a good take. Make your conceptual understanding strong and practice as much as you can. Take frequents mocks and work on your strengths and weaknesses. With planning and hardwork, the exam won’t seem as troublesome. 

Ques. How to prepare for JEE Main from Class XI?

Ans. Two years is more than enough to prepare for an exam like JEE Main. Candidates should start with enhancing their grasp over NCERT books and strengthening their conceptual base. Thereafter, candidates can move to the core books for preparation. Candidates can also subscribe to online mock tests and test series for time management and formulation of effective strategies.

Ques.  What is the syllabus for JEE Main 2021?

Ans. NTA released JEE Main 2021 syllabus for B.E/ B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers. Check here

JEE Main 2021 : 10 answered questions


Ques. What is the difference between the syllabus of the BITSAT and the JEE?

● Top Answer By Sunil Sharma on 16 Jan 21

Ans. There are mainly 3 engineering entrance exams in India for candidates looking forward towards top engineering institutes in India. It includes JEE Main, JEE Advanced and BITSAT. Frankly speaking there isn’t much difference in the syllabus of all these entrance exams. The main difference is BITSAT focuses more on the candidate's speed and accuracy and on the other hand JEE focuses more on deep understanding of concepts. Furthermore BITSAT includes English & Logical Reasoning as well which is not the part of JEE.  BITSAT -  It is an online admission test to get enrolled in engineering courses in different BITS colleges. It includes English and Logical Reasoning along with PCM. A total of 150 and 12 extra questions are provided. Only 2 attempts are given to clear BITSAT. Direct Admission is given to Board Toppers. Previous year’s questions are not available officially. JEE Main and Advanced -  JEE Main and Advanced are admission tests for engineering institutes like IIT, NIT, IISc, IISER, IIST, RGIPT, etc. Candidates need to appear in JEE Main to qualify for JEE Advanced. It only consists of PCM questions. No extra questions provided. Candidates can clear JEE Main in 3 and JEE Advanced in 2 attempts. Previous year’s question papers are easily available for practice.  JEE is slightly tougher than BITSAT as candidates need to have thorough knowledge of physics, chemistry and mathematics subjects. The set time for any BITSAT candidate to mark the right answer is approx 72 second which is about 2 min in JEE. So if you’re preparing for JEE then you’ll automatically cover all BITSAT syllabus as well, but keep it in mind that you need to prepare for English & Logical Reasoning as well and for that you need to plan your time table accordingly. Read more
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Ques. How many marks are required in JEE or GUJCET to get admission to PDPU Gandhinagar?

● Top Answer By Arunima Sethi on 14 Jan 21

Ans. The cut-off rank (or score) required for PDPU in JEE or GUJCET changes every year. The corresponding score and rank dependency is also different every year. The expected cut-off ranks for PDPU from JEE Main are listed below. Department JEE Main Cut-off(expected) Petroleum Engineering <56000 Computer Engineering <40000 Information and Communication Technology <52000 Chemical Engineering <65000 Mechanical Engineering <60000 Electrical Engineering <150000 Civil Engineering <150000 Key highlights: The score required varies on the overall performance and difficulty level of the question paper. One of my friends got admission in the Chemical Engineering branch with a 120 cutoff in JEE Main back in 2016. Chemical is among the fastest filling departments along with Petroleum and Computer Science. For GUJCET candidates, a score of around 95 should be sufficient for PDPU. For SC/ST candidates, even 85 would do the same. For JEE Main candidates, 130-150 is considered as a sufficient score for general students for getting the top branches in PDPU. The above ranks and cut-offs are assumptions and can be considered as tentative values.Read more
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Ques. Is GATE easy or IIT JEE?

● Top Answer By Rishabh Dutta on 08 Jan 21

Ans. JEEs are exams that are conducted to select students who want admission to IITs or NITs. GATE, on the other hand, is used to select students who want to do master's or gain a job in PSUs. IIT JEE and GATE are very different exams. JEE is an undergraduate exam, whereas GATE is a graduate exam. Comparison: The competition for JEE is slightly higher than GATE since JEE is based on the same syllabus. In GATE, you have an option to choose between several papers. Although there is less competition in the GATE, if you do not have a rank under 1000, then it is likely that you will not get selected for PSUs or IITs. Almost everyone in the science branch will attempt IIT JEE after their schooling. GATE is only attempted by those who are interested in researching or to get high-level jobs in PSUs. You will need more revision for GATE, whereas JEE is more about logic- application. For GATE, Final year students will find it difficult to prepare since the syllabus is a lot more than their courses in college. IIT JEE syllabus is closely related to the 10+1 and 10+2 syllabus. This makes it easier for students appearing in board exams to prepare for IIT JEE JEE only the rank is considered for admission. However, for GATE, rank is not considered, instead, a normalized GATE score is chosen as the criteria which can be quite tricky. Further, different IITs might have their own separate exam and interview rounds. You will be able to secure admission into IITs only after clearing these rounds as well.Read more
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Ques. Is AEEE harder than JEE or BITSAT?

● Top Answer By Mansi Bhatnagar on 08 Jan 21

Ans. AEEE is conducted in both pen-and-paper and computer-based modes. While JEE and BITSAT are fully computer-based. AEEE and other exams also have a negative marking of 1 mark for every incorrect answer. AEEE is a national level exam like the JEE. It consists of a major percentage of higher-order thinking questions. The paper is prepared, keeping in mind the students from the CBSE and ICSE boards. Students can compare the three examinations conveniently in the table below. Exams AEEE JEE BITSAT Total Marks 180 300 450 Total Questions 60 75 150 Duration (hours) 1.5 3-4 3 Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Maths Physics, Chemistry, Maths Physics, Chemistry, Maths, English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning Mode Both- P&P & CBT Computer-Based Computer-Based Negative Marking Yes Yes Yes Eligibility Criteria: Students aiming to take the BITSAT 2021 exam should have passed 12th level in 2020 with physics, chemistry, and maths and should have proficiency in the English language. For the JEE 2021 entrance exam for admissions into NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs, students need 75% or above marks in 10+2. The subject combination needed to sit for BTech in Physics, Mathematics, and anyone of Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or a vocational subject. To enroll in courses taught at the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, students take the AEEE for which they should have been born on or after July 1, 2000. And should have procured at least 60% in physics Chemistry and maths. Sections and Marks Distribution: The AEEE is divided into three sections for physics, chemistry, and maths with 15, 15, and 30 MCQ questions from each making it a 60 in total. Students will get 3 marks for each correct answer. The 3 hours long JEE entrance is divided into 3 sections as well. Students will be tested through objective MCQs with 25 questions in each section for BE/BTech paper 1 making it 75 in total; 77 questions for the BArch program and 100 for the BPlan program. BITSAT on the other hand has 4 sections with 40 MCQs of physics in section 1; 40 of chemistry in section 2; 25 of English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning in section 3; and 45 questions of maths and biology in section 4. A total of 150 questions will have to be attempted and 3 marks will be given for a correct answer. Students can determine which one is convenient for them on the information shared above.Read more
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Ques. What is the expected cutoff (JEE Mains) for ICT Mumbai?

● Top Answer By Dhruv Kaushik on 04 Jan 21

Ans. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (ICT Mumbai)offers admission to Btech in eight specializations with an overall intake of 136. The admission is based on JEE Mains and MHT CET. The required cutoff changes each year. You can go through the previous year’s cutoff to get an idea of what to expect. Cutoff (JEE Mains): Given below is the JEE Main cutoff for 2019. Subjects Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Chemical engineering 196 583 429 Food engineering 737 776 1278 Pharmaceuticals Chemistry and Technology 770 1063 966 Plastic and polymer engineering 844 1231 1063 Surface coating technology 1647 1854 Dyestuff and Intermediates Technology 1997 2320 2938 Fibres and textiles processing technology 2784 2948 1801 For admission to B.Tech, the candidates need to pass 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.Read more
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


fauzia shahid
I am very tensed for my exam. What should i do?
rakhisree chatterjee


How to prepare for JEE Main 2021 - stages of preparation

  1. Know your JEE Main syllabus 2021.
  2. Understand the exam pattern of JEE Main.
  3. Make the JEE Main 2021 preparation plan.
  4. Books to refer.
  5. Practice till you are perfect using mock tests and previous year papers.
  6. JEE Main Exam Day Strategy.

For more information, please refer, JEE Main Preparation Tips.

shivkumar dama
Can i get some tips from the toppers
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Preparing for JEE Main requires an aspirant to have a study plan in place. The right JEE Main preparation plan includes overall strategy, hours an aspirant should devote to studies, study material, quality mock tests and previous year JEE Main papers. For more information, please refer, JEE Main Preparation Tips.

surabhi s
I must score high in which section to score good marks?
abdul nazir

Hi Surabhi,

Among the 3 sections Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, there are topics like Modern Physics, Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry and Coordinate Geometry resp. that carries maximum weightage. For other important topics click here.

gouri kumari
What subjects are required for JEE?
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Hii Gouri, Subjects required for paper one of JEE main i.e For B.E./ B.Tech, Physics and Mathematics are compulsory along with chemistry/biology/biochemistry and For B. Arch, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are compulsory subjects at 10+2 level. For more details Click Here

I want ask that without coaching can we score good marks in JEE Main and what should be the time table for that?
common admission test

Hii Nikita, Greetings from collegedunia. Joining a coaching institute does help a lot but it isn’t necessary. self-study is always the best option and Self-studying will prove to be as advantageous as joining a coaching institute considering you plan your time table well and follow the same rigorously. To know perfect time table for JEE main Click Here.

tanishka shah
How much tough is the calculations of Inorganic chemistry?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Tanishka, The calculations are not that tough. For more information, please refer to the following link, Inorganic Chemistry Preparation Tips.

shruti verma
How much tough is the calculations of Inorganic chemistry?

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umesh paswan
how can i start my perparation from class 11.Are ncert books enough to clear jee .i am an 2022 aspirant
vijay prakash mitharwal

Hello Umesh,

It’s great that you are planning to start early. All the questions that feature in the JEE Main exams are derived from the NCERT itself. Thus, it is mandatory to understand all the basic concepts in order to solve complex problems. Along with NCERT, it is also recommended to go through, previous year’s papers and chapter-wise sample papers. You can also refer to this link, for more details: JEE Main Paper Analysis

What is the best source for chemistry revision for JEE Main exam?
vijay prakash mitharwal

Hello Rashmi,

For conceptual clarity, NCERT books of class XI and class XII are highly recommended. On top of that here are some of the best books for chemistry are: 

  • O. P. Tandon (Organic & Inorganic Chemistry)
  • J. D. Lee (Inorganic Chemistry)
  • P. Bahadur (Numerical Chemistry)

For a detailed list of prescribed books for JEE Main preparations, you can refer to this link: Best Books for JEE Main 2020 Recommended by Toppers

patel vrajesh dineshbhai
What are the tips for preparation of a student who is starting his preparation 9 months prior?
akhil pasanth
Hi Patel, Click on the Important Tips for easier tips for a student to prepare.
sakshi sanan
Can I use any other document instead of hall ticket in the examination center?
komal chawla
Hi Sakshi, No, All the candidates who are appearing for JEE Main 2019 must carry their hall ticket to enter inside the examination hall. Along with hall ticket also carry a valid photo ID proof. There is no other option.