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JEE Main Syllabus 2021 for B. E/, B. Arch and B. Planning Papers, Weightage and Important Books

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NTA has released the official JEE Main Syllabus 2021 for all the 3 papers. MHRD’s announcement of 30% reduction in CBSE class XI and XII syllabus has led to changes in the paper pattern of JEE Main 2021. No changes have been announced for JEE Main Syllabus. NTA has also released a separate syllabus for B.Arch and B.Planning papers. Check JEE Main Revised Exam Pattern

JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 will cover topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Paper 2 Syllabus for JEE Main 2021 covers topics from Aptitude, Drawing, and Mathematics. While that for Paper 3 will be from topics of Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning-based questions. Awareness of JEE Main Syllabus 2021 will allow applicants to be well versed with subject wise preparation and the ideal approach to identify their strengths and weaknesses.​ Download JEE Main 2021 Syllabus (Official)

Latest Updates

  • April 20, 2021: JEE Main Physics Question Papers for previous years available. Download Here
  • April 18, 2021: JEE Main April Session Postponed, new dates yet to be released by NTA. Read More

JEE Main 2021 New Exam Pattern

NTA introduced major changes in the JEE Main Exam Pattern this year, changes introduced this year are tabulated below. For the first time choice has been introduced for questions considering the reduction in syllabus by CBSE and other state boards. Although total questions in each of the 3 papers has been increased, but the total marks for the papers remains the same as the previous years. Check JEE Main 2021 Sample Papers

Particulars JEE Main Exam Pattern (Old) JEE Main Exam Pattern (New)
Number of Papers 3 3
Separate Paper for B. Planning
Name of Papers B.E/B.Tech; B. Arch; B. Planning B.E/B.Tech; B. Arch; B. Planning
Maximum Questions Asked B.E/B.Tech-75; B. Arch- 77; B. Planning- 100 B.E/B.Tech-90; B. Arch- 82; B. Planning- 105
Maximum Questions to be Answered B.E/B.Tech-75; B. Arch- 77; B. Planning- 100 B.E/B.Tech-75; B. Arch- 77; B. Planning- 100
Total Marks B.E/B.Tech-300; B. Arch- 400; B. Planning- 400 B.E/B.Tech-300; B. Arch- 400; B. Planning- 400
Numeric Value Based Questions
Planning Based Objective Type MCQs (B. Planning)

The national level examination will be conducted in online (computer-based) mode only. Aspirants can opt for one or all the 3 papers of JEE Main 2021. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. A compensatory time of 1 hour is given to candidates with 40% disability. If you wish to take both B. Arch and B. Planning, then the examination duration will be of 3 hours 30 minutes.

Also Check Free Online Video Lectures for JEE Main 2021 Aspirants by IIT Faculty

Chemistry Syllabus

JEE Main Syllabus 2021 B.E/B. Tech 

JEE Main Syllabus  2021 Chemistry

Like Physics and Mathematics, Chemistry constitutes one-third of Paper 1 i.e the question paper will have both, numerical and theory-based questions. Here is a break up of the topics in the Chemistry syllabus:

Check Detailed JEE Main 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 Nitrogen Unit 25: Polymers  Unit 26: Biomolecules
Unit 27: Chemistry In Everyday Life  Unit 28: Principles Related to Practical 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%

Since the Chemistry section has a lot of concept-based questions in JEE Main, it is advisable to refer to help books for a deeper understanding of the exam pattern and theoretical concepts.

Book Title Author
Physical Chemistry O.P. Tandon
Numerical Chemistry P Bahadur
Modern Approach to Numerical Chemistry RC Mukherjee
Organic Chemistry Paula Bruice Yurkanis
Organic Chemistry O.P. Tandon
Physics Syllabus

JEE Main Syllabus 2021 Physics

Physics contributes a total of 25 questions in the exam. The syllabus can be broadly segregated into the following 5 sections:

Check Detailed JEE Main Physics Syllabus

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 

There are a few topics in the Physics syllabus that have been a regular feature of the JEE Main exam over the years. Students must target such chapters with the highest weightage first. Here is a list of the topics that are expected to have maximum weightage in JEE Main 2021.

Important Topics Expected Weightage
Heat and Thermodynamics 11%
Optics 11%
Modern Physics 10%
Electrostatics 8%
Current and Electricity 7%
Waves 5%

Reference books Students can refer to the following books for a better idea of the exam questions and clarity of basic concepts. You must also practice sample question papers to get used to the exam pattern.

Book Title Author
Concept of Physics Part 1&2 H.C. Verma
IIT JEE Physics D.C. Pandey
Problems in Physics S.S. Krotov
Fundamental of Physics Resnick, Halliday, and Walker
Mathematics Syllabus

JEE Main Syllabus 2021 Mathematics

Candidates must have a thorough understanding of the maths syllabus for effective preparation. For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded and for every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted. Here are the topics included in this section. Check Detailed JEE Main 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 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

Some chapters from the Mathematics syllabus carry more weightage than the others. This list contains the most important topics from JEE Main syllabus with weightage.

Important Topics Expected Weightage
Coordinate Geometry 12%
Integral Calculus 12%
Trigonometry 7%
Sequence and Series 7%
Matrices and Determinants 7%
Differential Equations 7%

Reference Books Acing the Mathematics section requires rigorous practice. Although JEE main syllabus mostly comprises of NCERT topics, these books open up a range of questions that may be asked in the exam.

Book Title Author
Maths XI & XII R.D. Sharma
Plane Trigonometry S. L. Loney
Higher Algebra Hall & Knight
IIT Mathematics A Das Gupta
Problems of Calculus in one Variable I.A. Maron

JEE Main Syllabus 2021 B.Arch 

B.Arch Syllabus
  • B.Arch paper will be of 3 hours and it comprises of 3 sections – Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. Check JEE Main B. Arch Pattern
  • Mathematics section syllabus is the same for B.E/ B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers.
  • The syllabus for drawing test and aptitude test is as follows:

Drawing Test Syllabus for B. Arch Paper

Here is the prescribed syllabus for the drawing test:

  • Drawing and Designing of geometrical or abstract shapes & patterns in pencil

  • Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union

  • Elevation and 3D views of objects rotation

  • Development of Surfaces and Volumes

  • Generation of Plan

  • Creating 2D & 3D compositions using given shapes and forms

  • Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes

How to Prepare for JEE Main Paper 2 and 3 Aptitude Test?

Aptitude Section Syllabus for B. Arch and B. Planning Paper

Aptitude section will hold the maximum marks i.e 200 marks in both the papers of JEE Main 2021. The syllabus for Aptitude section for B. Arch and B. Planning is tabulated below:

Section Topics
Unit I Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials. Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build—environment. Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings. Visualizing. different sides of three-dimensional objects. Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).
Unit II

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 pencil. Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3 D views of objects. Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.

Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, ect.), landscape (river fronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life.

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%

B. Planning Syllabus

JEE Main Syllabus 2021 B. Planning

B.Planning paper has 3 sections i.e. – Mathematics, Aptitude section and Planning based objective type. The syllabus for Mathematics in B. Planning section is same as B.E/B. Tech Maths syllabus. Aptitude section syllabus is also shared by B. Arch and B. Planning papers. The syllabus for Planning based questions is as follows:

  • General Awareness: General knowledge questions and knowledge about prominent cities, development issues, government programs etc. 
  • Social Sciences: The idea of nationalism, nationalism in India, pre-modern world, 19th -century global economy, colonialism, and colonial cities, industrialization, resources and development, types of resources, agriculture, water, mineral resources, industries, national economy; Human Settlements Power-sharing, federalism, political parties, democracy, the constitution of India Economic development- economic sectors, globalisation, the concept of development, poverty; Population structure, social exclusion, and inequality, urbanization, rural development, colonial cities. 
  • Thinking Skills: Comprehension (unseen passage); map reading skills, scale, distance, direction, area, etc.; critical reasoning; understanding of charts, graphs and tables; basic concepts of statistics and quantitative reasoning.

Check JEE Main B. Planning Pattern

Some useful books for B. Planning as per the latest JEE Main Syllabus 2021

  • Algebra- Arihant
  • Differential Calculus- Arihant
  • Integral Calculus- Arihant
  • Vector and 3D Geometry- Arihant Prakashan

JEE Main vs Advanced Syllabus

Difference in JEE Main and JEE Advanced Syllabus

A majority of topics in both the exams are common but as you will go through the syllabus of JEE Main and JEE Advanced, you will find that topics related to practical in Physics and Chemistry are included in the JEE Advanced Syllabus. There are many topics that are included in JEE Main but not in JEE Advanced and vice-versa.

JEE Main Syllabus

  • Syllabus of JEE Main comprises the syllabus of CBSE class 11 and 12 Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects.
  • Topics like Electronic Devices, Electromagnetic Waves and Communication Systems are included in JEE main but are not asked in JEE Advanced.
  • Similarly, some of the topics of Mathematics like Sets, Relations and Functions, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry and Mathematical Reasoning are included in JEE Main but not in JEE Advanced.
  • When it comes to chemistry, topics like biomolecules and chemistry in everyday life are included in JEE Main but not in JEE Advanced syllabus. 
  • The exam conducting authority, NTA has laid down the complete Syllabus of JEE Main 2021. 

JEE Advanced Syllabus

  • Unlike JEE main, it includes few extra topics apart from class 12th syllabus.
  • JEE main does not include some of the topics of JEE Advanced like 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. Check JEE Advanced Syllabus
  • Mostly questions in JEE Advanced are derivation based. Whereas, Questions in JEE Main are application based. 

Frequently Asked Questions

JEE Main Syllabus 2021 FAQs

Ques. Can there be a reduction in JEE Main 2021 Syllabus?

Ans. There were speculations on JEE Main Syllabus reduction considering CBSE and other state boards’ step of 30% syllabus reduction for class XI and XII, for the academic year 2020-21. JEE Main Exam Pattern has been revised by NTA in light of the issue of syllabus variation. 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.There is no change in JEE Main Syllabus this year.

Ques. Is the syllabus for JEE Main and JEE Advanced the same or different?

Ans. Applicants must note that the JEE Advanced syllabus is not the same as that of JEE Main. Candidates can check the differences between the syllabus of JEE Main and JEE Advanced as mentioned below:

  • Mathematics:
    1. Topics not included in JEE Advanced: Sets, Mathematical Induction, Statistics, Mathematical reasoning.
    2. Topics included in JEE Advanced: Harmonic Progressions.
  • Physics:
    1. Topics not included in JEE Advanced: Semiconductors and Communication systems, Magnetism and Matter, Diffraction, Bulk modulus and modulus of rigidity, and Polarisation.
    2. Topics included in JEE Advanced: Bohr’s Model.
  • Chemistry:
    1. Topics not included in JEE Advanced: F Block elements, Hydrogen, Environmental Chemistry, and Chemistry in everyday life.
    2. Topics included in JEE Advanced: Normality and equivalent weight.

Ques. Is studying Physics from H.C Verma good enough for JEE Main 2021?

Ans. If you complete H.C Verma part 1 and 2 both, you will be decently prepared for JEE Main Physics. Since JEE Main focuses more on basic concepts and their applications, a book like H.C Verma works quite well for this exam. However, it is not recommended to study and practice from only one book. Take a few mock tests in order to find out your weak areas so you can then know which other books to use to cover those weaknesses.

Ques. Is JEE Main syllabus same for Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3? What is the syllabus for each individual paper?

Ans. The Syllabus for JEE Main is different dor all 3 papers with Paper 1 concentrating on Maths, Physics and Chemistry, Paper 2 on Architecture and Paper 3 on Planning. JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 is mainly of topics covered in Class XI & XII as that of CBSE. For Paper 2, JEE Main Syllabus comprises of Mathematics, Aptitude and a drawing test as well. The Paper 3 of JEE Main is of Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning-based questions.

Ques. Is the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus the same as for Class XII of CBSE?

Ans. The syllabus for JEE Main Exam is on similar lines with that of Class XII of CBSE. Along with that, a few additional topics from Class XI are also included in the syllabus when it comes to Paper I of JEE Mains.

Ques. Is JEE Main tough?

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

Ques. Will the JEE Main 2021 syllabus have questions from Class XI also?

Ans. JEE Main consists of a syllabus that covers topics from Class XI and XII both. So, a lot of chapters from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics become equally vital both for Boards and the JEE Main Exam from both the classes.

Ques. What are the important topics in JEE Main Paper 1?

Ans. The topics vital for Paper 1 in JEE Main are listed below:

  • Physics: Current Electricity & Heat Transfer, Dimensional Analysis, Gravitation & Electro-statistics, Geometrical Optics, Waves & Sounds, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Rotational Dynamics and Electromagnetic Induction.
  • Chemistry: Mole concept & the concept of equivalents, Redox reactions, Electrochemistry, Thermodynamics, and Chemical Equilibrium, Carbonyl Compounds & their derivatives, Coordination chemistry, Chemical bonding, and Qualitative analysis.
  • Mathematics: Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Circles, and Family of Circles, Sequence, and Series, Probability, Vectors, Quadratic equations and expressions, Complex numbers, Matrices, Hyperbola in coordinate geometry, Parabola; Functions, Continuity & Differentiability, Limits, Application of derivatives and Definite integral in calculus.

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 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. How do I complete the JEE Main syllabus in 6 months?

Ans. It is not easy to complete the syllabus of an exam like JEE Main in 6 months. However with hardwork and correct planning, it is possible:

  • Practice from Standard books like HC VERMA Etc. Don’t run after the quantity but towards the quality.
  • Focus more on Previous Year Questions of IIT JEE.
  • Chemistry: NCERT most important. Other than that, for reference, use OP Tandon, MS Chouhan, Pradeeps, Morrison and Boyd, Himanshu Pandey, P Bahadur, SN Sanyal etc
  • Maths: Start with NCERT, RD Sharma. Then go ahead with A Das Gupta, MCQ in Maths, and then previous year questions from Arihant 39 years.
  • Physics: Start with HC Verma. Then go ahead with IIT JEE Questions directly. However if you have time left after doing previous years questions then you can solve Irodov, Resnick, Krotov and so on and so forth. Also other books from Arihant and GRB are good to be referred to.
  • Practice previous year JEE Main questions many times. Practice them thoroughly.
  • Solve other people’s doubts. These will help you score better. Many questions ask only basic concepts but a good clarity in them which will subsequently come with practice.

Ques. What are the important topics for JEE Main 2021 Paper 2?

Ans. JEE Main 2021 Paper 2 syllabus consists of topics from Aptitude, Mathematics, and Drawing-based problems. The entire syllabus has to be studied by the candidates to ensure good ranks in the entrance examination. The important topics for JEE Main 2021 Paper 2 are listed below:

  • Harmony, Colour texture, and Contrast
  • Three dimensional – perception and appreciation of scale and proportion of building forms, objects, and elements
  • Design and drawing of abstract or geometrical shapes and patterns in pencil
  • Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, Subtraction, Development of surfaces and volumes, Rotation, Elevations, Generation of Plan, and 3D views of objects
  • Sketching of imaginary scenes and activities
  • Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given forms and shapes

*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 : 19 answered questions


Ques. Can I get an NIT seat with a 15000 obc rank in JEE Mains?

● Top Answer By Deepika Kunwar on 07 May 21

Ans. My sister got 14,700 in JEE Mains and she also wanted to go to NIT but there is a very low chance to get a seat in NITs until the 7th round according to your rank.  The rank cutoff of OBC in the 7th round is as follows: Course Other State Home State B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering 5976-6628 69745-69745 B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering 8657-9694 79499-79499 B.Tech Electrical Engineering 8915-10084 - B.Tech Mechanical Engineering 10102-10796 - B.Tech Civil Engineering 11005-11154 172672-172672 However, you might have a chance in spot counseling. In Spot counseling, students with higher rank are allotted seats in some branches which have seats left. This year also there will be spot round then you will definitely get a seat in NIT in some of the following branches: Course NIT Branch Master of Science (M.Sc) NIT Surat Biotech engineering, Industrial and production engineering, Textile engineering NIT Jalandhar Metallurgical Engineering, Biotech, M. Sc NIT Silchar, NIT Meghalaya, NIT Agartala, NIT Durgapur, NIT Patna. The chances of getting a core branch course in any NIT is very unlikely. All this data is based on last year's ranks and admissions (2020). There may be variations this year.Read more
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Ques. How much should I score in the JEE Mains to get into the CSE branch in NIT Trichy?

● Top Answer By Deepika Kunwar on 03 May 21

Ans. In 2019, the responsibility of conducting JEE Main was given to NTA. NTA introduced a percentile system; the frequency of the JEE Main was also increased to twice a year. After the implementation of the NTA system, the cutoff for colleges decreased drastically. The cutoff for NIT Trichy differs based on different factors, i.e. caste, state, etc.  The recent cutoff rank for CSE at NIT Trichy is as follows. Category Cutoff General  OS 280-1373 HS 2060-5325 OBC OS 209-357 HS 1184-2165 SC OS 36-138 HS 298-1300 ST OS 25-53 HS 2275-4708 EWS OS 126-165 HS 938-2058 GeneralPwD OS 55-55 HS 407-407 OBCPwD OS 26-26 HS - SCPwD OS 19-19 HS - Hope this gives you an idea about the cutoff required to secure a seat at CSE NIT Trichy. Read more
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Ques. What are the basic criteria required for joining PEC Chandigarh?

● Top Answer By Shobhna Chaturvedi on 02 May 21

Ans. Below are the procedures to get admission in undergraduate courses at PEC Chandigarh.  You will have to score at least 75% in your board exam, it is the basic criteria to appear in JEE Main. Appear and secure a good score in JEE Main. You will get three consecutive attempts for JEE Main. Admission at PEC is purely based on JEE Main score. You can check the recent cutoff for PEC on the official website to get an idea of what to expect. All the qualified candidates have to participate in the counseling process and they are allotted seats as per the rank secured in JEE Main and choices elected by them. If you are applying for admission one year after your 10+2, you will need to produce a gap year certificate during counseling. So, these are some eligibility criteria for you to keep a note of.Read more
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Ques. What exam must one clear and with what cutoff to get into IIIT Hyderabad?

● Top Answer By suyashi choubey on 19 Mar 21

Ans. There are different examinations to get admission at IIIT Hyderabad. The mode of admission at the institute is as follows.  JEE Main: Ensure that you score 270+ in the JEE Main to get a seat in a course of your interest. Through this mode, you can even take admission for all branches except CLD, CHD. Test and Interview: If you want to get a seat in the CLD or CHD course can definitely go for this mode of admission.  In this mode, you will experience at first a test and after that, all who clear the test will be called for a Personal Interview.  However, there is no definite cutoff for the test, but you need to give your personal best to qualify for the interview. NTSE, KVPY: First, you have to clear a test. Those who qualify for the test are called for a Personal Interview.  From there, candidates are selected for admission. However, this mode of admission is for the CND course only. DASA mode: This mode is especially meant for the students who have studied 11th and 12th(or equivalent) outside India and are valid foreign passport holders. Generally, all branches accept admission through this mode.  A valid SAT II score of above 2000 is a must-needed criterion. SAT I score is taken into consideration in case of ties. Olympiad mode: This mode is only applicable for students who have been selected for training in Science and Linguistics to represent India in International Olympiads.  In this mode, students are chosen through a Personal Interview. Admissions are granted for CSD, ECD, CND, BSD, and CLD branches. Lateral Entry:  In order to get a seat through this mode of admission, there is a test and a personal interview round. Generally, children are admitted to the second year in IIIT-H through lateral entry. As what other colleges teach in 2 years, IIIT-H teaches in the first year itself. This mode of admission is meant for students who have completed their first two years of engineering in either Computer Science or Electronics branch from any other college. Students are admitted to the CSD branch if they were in the Computer Science branch in their college or to ECD if they were in the Electronics branch.Read more
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Ques. Which one is better, dropping a year for the BITSAT and JEE, or joining universities such as LPU or Amity?

● Top Answer By Rupesh Biswas on 12 Feb 21

Ans. Every candidate has their own perspectives and reasons for dropping a year or opting for a degree in any institute. It entirely depends upon your thoughts and decisions, and what you actually want from your career. The points mentioned below can be considered as a set of guidelines that would help to choose the right path. There are several choices which you can make in case of admission. You can prefer a good renowned government college and take any available stream in it, or a good private college (BITS, Thapar, etc) and choose your favorite stream. Considering the fact that you are comfortable with the high fees of the private institutes. Having an educational gap (drop) of one year is not a bad thing for a future career. Most candidates get to learn a lot of things from the self-available time, even some have genuine reasons for the drop. So, if you are extremely passionate about a stream, it is absolutely all-right to drop for a year. Check for the 50% quota for insiders in your home state NIT. If present, it will increase the chances of getting some stream in it. Usually, it is considered that the stream matters much less. What matters is the college name tag. There are several other institutes like Punjab University, UIET, etc which provide good infrastructure and opportunities. JAC is a committee for counseling in some good institutes in Chandigarh. These are some of the basics tips that would help you in the decision-making process.Read more
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nafisa khatoon
Is there any way to get the important topics of physics, chemistry and maths?
diya suresh

Yes there are certain topics per section that needs to be focused more and carries more number of questions that other sections. Each section carries equal weightage of 30 questions. You can get important topics and detailed exam pattern at JEE Main exam pattern 2021. The pattern for this session has been revised owing to reduction in syllabus.

ashish singh
Will the exam fee increase due to 4 sessions?
diya suresh

Yes for every session, you need to pay extra fee and you can fee for all sessions together as well. Application fee varies with gender, category of candidate, location of the exam center and number of papers opted by the candidate. 

The fee can be paid via debit card or credit card or net banking. You can also pay the fees using UPI and PayTM. You will get details at JEE Main 2021 registration fees.

saurav kumar
Do I need to separate application form for different session of exam?
diya suresh

No, for morning and after session of same phase, no separate application needs to be submitted but for different phases either you can submit single registration at once or different registrations when the window is opened. The fee for different phases will be separate and it varies with category, gender, no. of papers etc.

shubham sharma
How shall I prepare for the paper 1 of the exam?
manisha malik

To prepare for paper 1 you must first go through the syllabus thoroughly. Then you must proceed towards solving all the numerical based on the topics asked in the exam. This must be followed by the preparation from previous years’ papers. After finishing all of these, give the mock test papers. To get more details, click here – JEE Main 2021 Preparation tips.

ananya pandey
How many questions in aptitude section are asked in the exam?
manisha malik

In paper 1 (B.Arch) and paper 2 (B. Planning) of JEE Main, there are 50 questions asked in the aptitude section. All the questions are objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). This section carries a maximum of 200 marks. Each correct answer carries +4 marks while each wrong answer carries -1 marks for MCQ.

fauzia shahid
What is the pattern of B.Planning paper?
manisha malik

Here is the exam pattern of B. Planning paper:

  1. Mathematics (30 questions- 20 MCQs + 10 NAT
  2. Aptitude (50 MCQs)
  3. Planning-based questions (25 MCQs)

Marking scheme of B. Planning is MCQs: +4 for each correct answer and -1 for any wrong answer, and NAT questions: +4 for the correct answer, 0 for an incorrect answer

karan rathod
Which book is good for practice of drawing test of JEE Main paper 2?
manisha malik

Following books will be helpful during the preparation of JEE Main paper 2 drawing :  

  1. A Complete Self-Guide for B.Arch Entrance Examination – P.K. Mishra (Arihant)
  2. Steps to Architecture (NATA) B.Arch. Entrance Exam – Nimish Madan
  3. B.Arch/NATA/JEE Main – Offline Drawing Test – Nimish Madan

To get details about the same, click here – JEE Main B. Arch preparation.

utkarsha khatri
How shall I prepare for B. Planning paper?
manisha malik

In the B.Planning paper you will be tested based on your Aptitude, Mathematics, and Problem-solving based on planning. The Aptitude section holds the most weightage with 50 questions, followed by 25 in Mathematics and 25 Planning-based questions. After finishing all the topics, you must prepare from the books and sample papers. To get details about the same, click here – JEE Main 2021 B. Planning Exam pattern.

What are the important topics for aptitude section of paper 2 and 3?
manisha malik

Here are the important topics of the Aptitude section of Paper 1 and 2 of JEE Main :

  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)

To get the details about the same, click here – JEE Main 2021 B.Arch syllabus

deep jyoti das
Will the exam be online or offline this year?
sunny pandey
Can I get the important topics to prepare in physics?
diya suresh

Most of the topics are from class 11th and 12th syllabus and some of the important topics are:

  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism
  • Alternating Current
  • KTG and Thermodynamics
  • Work, Power and Energy
  • Center of Mass
  • Rotational Dynamics among others

sadim ansari
WIll the syllabus of all the papers be same?
diya suresh

There will be 3 sections in JEE Main exam namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. For all the 3 sections, syllabus will be different and it will more or less be based on 11th and 12th class NCERT syllabus. The topics are different for different sections. Also for different papers of B.E/B.Tech, B.Planning and B.Arch, syllabus will be different.

mohammed najamuddin
Which books are best for preparation of paper II ??
manisha malik

Here is the list of the books for the preparation of JEE Main Paper II or BArch paper:

  1. A Complete Self-Guide for B.Arch Entrance Examination – P.K. Mishra (Arihant)      
  2. Steps to Architecture (NATA) B.Arch. Entrance Exam – Nimish Madan    
  3. B.Arch/NATA/JEE Main – Offline Drawing Test – Nimish Madan       
  4. Complete Architecture Entrance Guide – Ashok Goel and Arjun Kamal      

To get details about the same, click here – JEE Main B.Arch Preparation.

bhagyashri kene
How many times can I solve the practice papers of paper II ??
diya suresh

Practise paper and mock test series available on JEE official website or any other website can be solved as many times as you want. There are unofficial practise papers preparaed by experts which is released by NTA. These can be downloaded as well. Check details at JEE Main 2021 sample papers.

What is the weightage of s,p,d,f block elements in the exam?
manisha malik

In JEE Main, the Chemistry portion carries 100 marks. s,p,d, and f block elements are included under the topic “Periodic Table and Representative elements”. This topic has 6% weightage in JEE Main exam. To get the details, click here – JEE Main Exam pattern 2021.

ammar zaheer ahmed
How many questions in physics are based on optics?
aniket ranjan

Optics is one of the most scoring topics and contains some important chapters like Huygens principle. Considering optics Section, you can expect 5-6 questions in the examination. For more details visit:- JEE MAIN PHYSICS SYLLABUS

laxmi mishra
Can one student give all three papers of JEE main?
manisha malik

Yes, JEE main aspirants can give all the papers for the exam according to the course they are interested to pursue. There is no compulsion to give all the papers though.

  1. Paper 1 – BE or BTech
  1. Paper 2 – B.Arch
  1. Paper 3 – B. Planning
kunal thakrar
Will there be any drawing based question in Paper 1?
diya suresh

No there will be no drawing based question in paper 1 and it is completely computer based covering MCQs and numerical value based questions. Only B.Arch paper will have drawing based questions. Paper 1 will have 90 questions of 300 marks in total.

divakar sharma
Do I need to prepare for the exam solely from NCERT or other than that as well?
diya suresh

JEE Main exam is loosely based on NCERT syllabus of class 11th and 12th, hence for beginning the exam preparation you must start with NCERT. Also for deep knowledge and better preparation to score well, there are several relevant books that can be utilised. Check some of the books at Best books for JEE Main 2021.

shreya sarkar
Is NCERT books of 11/12th sufficient for qualifying?
diya suresh

NCERT must be the first priority as major portion of the exam is covered from NCERT syllabus, but do not limit yourself to the same. You can attempt previous yer question papers and mock tests available on the official website to improve your chances of scoring well.