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JEE Main 2021 Exam - Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Fees & Admit Card

JEE Main 2021 notification for tentative dates are available on our website. This examination is going to be held two times in a year. In 2021, the top 2.5 lakh JEE Main scorers will be allowed to appear in the Advanced exam.

NTA (National Testing Agency) will announce the JEE Main 2021 exam date for both January and April exam. As per the latest information, the JEE Main Exam for the January & April Session are likely to be held in the 2nd week of January and April, respectively . NTA will decide the exam date for January 2021 after the schools reopen.

From 2019 onwards, JEE Main is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) twice a year. once in January and then the next in 

April 2021. Candidates can get admission to B.E/B.Tech and B. Arch courses offered by 25 IIITs,31NITs and 28 GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutes). You can view your exam centre, date and slot if you know all your JEE Main 2021 Login details, that are – Application Number, password and security pin. Get all the details of JEE Mains 2021 by scrolling down this page.


JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates

NTA will be conducting JEE Main 2021 twice a year, i.e. once in January and then again in April. So, it’s better to check the JEE Mains 2021 Important dates for January and April separately for clarity. That’s why we have segregated the important dates for JEE in two parts – January and September. Check all the exam dates for both in the below-given tables.


JEE Main Exam Date 2021 


January Session (Tentative)

April Session (Tentative)

Notification of JEE Main 2021

September 2020

February 2021

Application Forms Availability

23rd October to 30th November 2020

1st Week of February - 2nd Week of March, 2021

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card Availability

2nd Week of December, 2020

3rd Week of March, 2021

JEE Main Exam Date 2021(Paper 1 and Paper 2)

6th and 7th January, 2021

2nd Week of April, 2021

JEE Main 2021Answer Key Release (Provisional)

Second Week of January 2021

Second Week of April, 2021

JEE Main 2021Result Declaration

February, 2021

Last Week of April

Top 2.5 lakh Candidates announcement

First Week of May, 2021

Yet to be Announced.

JEE Main 2021 All India Ranks Declaration

Yet to be announced

Yet to be Announced.


JEE Main Exam Shift & Timings

The JEE main 2021 exam will be held in two shifts – The Morning shift and the Afternoon Shift. The detailed shift timings are given below:


Examination Shift

Morning Shift

Afternoon Shift

Timing for B.E/B.Tech and B.Arch

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


One Shift only


3 Hours

3 Hours

Entry timing in Exam Centre

Exact time will be updated soon

Exact time will be updated soon

Exam Hall entry timing

Yet to be announced

Yet to be announced


Note: B.Arch & B.Plan, 3.5 hours will be allotted for each.


JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021 


Qualifying Exam

Candidates should have passed 12th standard (or equivalent) in 2018 or 2019 or 2020 or must be appearing in the year 2021. 


Qualifying Marks – 12th Standard

There is no pass percentage set by the authorities to appear for JEE Main 2021. The candidates should have passed their 12th standard examination.  


Qualifying Examination Subjects

Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry / Biology / Biotechnology / Technical Vocational Subject/Language and other subjects.


Marks Required for Admission into IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs

You must have scored a minimum of 75% marks or should be in the top 20 percentile of your respective board. Candidates belonging to SC/ST category require 65% marks.


JEE Main Paper II Criteria

For admission to architecture course, one must have passed 10+2 (or equivalent) examination with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and an aggregate of 50% marks in the qualifying examination. Diploma holders are not eligible for the entrance exam.


JEE Main Application Form


For Exam Centres in India

Paper(s) Name

JEE Mains 2021 Application Fee




JEE Mains paper I (B.E/B.Tech) 

or JEE Mains Paper II (B.Arch/B.Planning) only

Rs 650(Boys)

Rs 325 (Girls)

Rs 325 (Boys)

Rs 325(Girls)

Both papers of JEE Mains 2021

Rs 1300 (Boys)

Rs 650 (Girls)

Rs 650 (Boys)

Rs 650 (Girls)


For Exam Centres in Foreign Countries

Paper(s) Name

JEE Mains 2021 Application Fee




JEE Mains paper I (B.E/B.Tech) or JEE Mains Paper II (B.Arch/B.Planning) only


 Rs. 1500 (Girls)

Rs. 1500 (Boys) 

Rs. 1500 (Girls)

Both papers of JEE Mains 2021

Rs.6000(Boys) Rs. 3000 (Girls)

Rs. 3000 (Boys) Rs. 3000 (Girls)


JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021

  • JEE Main 2021 exam has two sections – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each section is three hours long.

  • Paper 1 is for candidates seeking admissions to BTech programmes at IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs.

  • Paper 2 is for the aspirants seeking admissions to BArch programmes at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs.

  • JEE Main Paper 1 will be completely online while Paper 2 will be held in online as well as offline mode.

The examination will be held for two papers - Paper I (for B.E/B.Tech) and Paper II (for B.Arch./B. Planning). The detailed JEE Main exam pattern for the Paper I and II is shared below:


Exam Particulars

Paper I

Paper II

Mode of Exam

Online (Computer Based Test)

Online - Maths & Aptitude

Offline - Drawing 

Type of questions (Paper I)

Objective type questions

B.Arch & B.Plan

Mathematics: MCQs and numerical value answer based questions.

Aptitude test - MCQs

B.Arch: Drawing aptitude test 

B.Plan - Planning based MCQs

Name of the subjects

Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test, Planning

Maximum marks

300 marks

400 marks

Marking Scheme

4 marks for each correct response. 1 mark will be deducted for every response

4 marks for each correct response. 1 mark will be deducted for every response


JEE Main Paper I Pattern

Name of the Subject

Number of Questions













60 MCQs + 15 Numerical Value Answers



JEE Main Paper II Pattern



Name of the Subject

Number of Questions



20 + 5

20 - MCQs

5 - Numerical Value answer Questions


Aptitude Test

50 MCQs


Drawing Test

2 Questions







Name of the Subject

Number of Questions



20 + 5

20 - MCQs

5 - Numerical value answer questions


Aptitude Test

50 MCQs


Planning Test

25 MCQs






JEE Main 2021 Syllabus for Paper I (Physics, Chemistry & Maths)


JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021


Physics – Section A


Laws of motion

Work, Energy, and power

Current Electricity

Rotational motion

Units and measurement

Electronic devices

Properties of solids and liquids

Kinetic theory of gases

Oscillations and waves

Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents





Communication Systems

Electromagnetic Waves

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Dual Nature of Matter and radiation

Atoms and Nuclei


Physics – Section B

Experimental Skills (Familiarity with the basic approach and observations of experiments)


JEE Main Chemistry Syllabus 2021 


Physical Chemistry

Some basic concepts in chemistry


Chemical thermodynamics

Atomic structure

States of matter

Chemical kinetics

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure


Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

Surface Chemistry




Inorganic Chemistry

Classification of elements and periodicity in properties

D – and f – block elements

S-Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)


Coordination compounds

Environmental chemistry

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals

P-Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements



Organic Chemistry

Purification and characterization of organic compounds

Organic compounds containing oxygen

Organic compounds containing halogens

Organic compounds containing nitrogen


Some basic principles of organic chemistry

Chemistry in everyday life



Principles related to Practical Chemistry

Chemistry in everyday life

Alcohols, ethers and phenols

Carboxylic Acids




Chemical Principles Involved in the Following Experiments:

Enthalpy of solution of CuSO4

Enthalpy of neutralization of strong acid & strong base.

Preparation of lyophilic & lyophobic solutions.

Kinetic study of reaction of iodide ion with hydrogen peroxide at room temperature.


JEE Main Syllabus 2021 Maths



Sets, Relations, and functions

Sequences and series

Mathematical induction

Integral calculus

Statistics and probability

Binomial theorem and its simple applications

Matrices and determinants

Vector algebra

Mathematical reasoning

Complex numbers and quadratic equations


Permutations and combinations

Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability

Coordinate Geometry

Differential Equations

Three-Dimensional Geometry


JEE Main 2021 Syllabus Paper II Part I

Awareness of persons, places, buildings, materials

Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal)

Visualizing different sides of 3-D objects.

Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings

Texture related to Architecture and build—environment


Part II

Three-dimensional Perception:

Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects.

Building forms & elements.

Color texture

Harmony and Contrast


Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union


Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms

Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil.

Development of surfaces and volumes

Generation of Plan

Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape like:

Public space



Street scenes


Recreational Spaces, etc.


River fronts


Plants & Trees, and rural life.


JEE Main 2021 Result

The JEE Main Result 2021 for January & April exam will be declared by the National Testing Agency tentatively in the last week of January & April 2021, respectively. The JEE Main 2021 September’s exam will be announced soon. You can easily obtain your JEE Main Result/Scorecard on the official website. To check the result, you will need certain login credentials like JEE Mains 2021 Roll number and Date of Birth. This year, the NTA will use the process of normalization for determining the results for eligible candidates.


JEE Main 2021 Slot Booking

This time, a major update has been by the NTA for the JEE Main Exam 2021.  

National Testing Agency will not provide a provision for slot booking of JEE Main 2021. Since the aspirants cannot do the slot booking, the authorities will randomly allot the exam dates and timings.


JEE Main Cut off 2021

JEE Main Cut off 2021 will be released along with the result tentatively in Feb 2021 and last week of April 2021 for the JAnuary and April Session, respectively. You can check your JEE Mains 2021 cutoff by logging into the result portal online by entering application number and password. The cut off for JEE Main will be declared category-wise. The cut off can only be checked once the results are declared.

The cutoff of JEE Main 2021 will depend on certain factors some important ones are listed below:

Total number of candidates appearing in the exam.

Total available seats.

Total applications received for the programme which a candidate seeking admission for.

Difficulty level of the exam.

Admission Category.

Below given is the cut off for the year 2020 to help you estimate the cut off pattern for JEE Mains 2021:




Cut-off Score

















Open - 5063

Gen - EWS - 1250

OBC - NCL - 3375

SC - 1875

ST - 938 



2.5 lakh


What to Conclude?

As JEE Main 2021 is the gateway to the top engineering institutes of India, one must put all the efforts and hard work to achieve success. There are many ups and downs while preparing for such competitive examinations, but it is you who should have complete faith in yourself and your preparation. Just do your research well, take proper breaks and solve a lot of JEE Main Online Mock Test and JEE Main Online Practice Test.

Stay tuned for more updates on JEE Main 2021 latest news.