JEE Mains 2021 (February)

Exam Date


Application Date

2020-12-16 to 2021-01-23

Result Date

Exam Description


JEE Manis (Joint Entrance Examination)


A national-level admission exam conducted by the NTA to accept BE/BTech, BPlan, and BArch courses at IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology), and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) across the country are the main or generally referred to as JEE Main.


Entrance Exam Highlights







JEE Main (Joint Entrance Exam)

JEE Mains Paper-2

Jee Mains Paper-3

Organized by

National Testing Agency

National Testing Agency

National Testing Agency


National level Exam

National level Exam

National level Exam

The Frequency

Four times in a year

Four times in a year Four times in a year

JEE Manis Official Website

Mode of Registration




Exam Mode

Computer Based Test – online

Both Online & Offline

Computer Based Test – online

Total Questions

75 Questions

77 Questions

100 questions

Negative marking




Exam pattern

Objective: 25 questions from Mathematics, 25 from Chemistry and 25 from Physics

(Mathematics: 25 questions, Aptitude: 50 and Drawing: 2)

(Mathematics: 25 questions, Aptitude: 50 and Planning Based Questions: 25)

No. of Accepting Colleges

1668 colleges



Score Validity

One year

One year

One year

Total Marks

300 Marks

400 Marks

400 Marks


JEE mains 2021: Important Dates



Dates (February Session)

Application form Starts From

16 December 2020

Last date to apply for JEE Main 2021

23 January 2021

Application form correction window

27 January 2021 - 30 January 2021

Extended Registration (J&K students)

January 2021

Admit card issue

11 February 2021

JEE Mains 2021 exam date

24 February 2021 - 26 February 2021

Release of the response sheet

01 March 2021 to 03 March 2021

 Final Answer key release date Paper 1


Declaration of result (February Session) Paper 1


Final Answer Key Release Date Paper 2 17-03-2021
Declaration of result (February Session) Paper 2 19-03-2021


JEE Main 2021: Eligibility Criteria:


NTA has released the JEE Main 2021 eligibility criteria for BTech, BArch, and BPlan exams. To be considered for the JEE Main Test, candidates should fulfill all the eligibility criteria in order to fill out the application form, the applicants must check the requirements for JEE Main 2021.

Age Criteria: No age cap for applicants appearing in the main JEE

 Year of Appearance

  • Eligible candidates are candidates who have passed their Class 12 exam or other similar qualifying test in 2018 or 2019.
  • Those who appear in their 2020 Class 12 or any similar qualifying exam are also qualified to participate in the January and April sessions.
  • Applicants who have passed the Class 12/Qualifying exam in 2017 or earlier, as well as those who will be tested in 2021 or later, are not qualified for JEE (Main)-2020.

Qualifying subjects: In order to be qualified, candidates must have taken at least five subjects in the class 12 / qualifying test.

 Qualifying marks:

  • In order to appear in JEE Mains, the minimum qualifying marks needed by aspirants (for admission to NITs, IIITs, IITs, and CFTIs) are 75% or candidates should be in the top 20 percentile in the Class 12 exam carried out by the respective Boards.
  • The minimum qualification mark is 65 percent for reserved candidates.

Total attempts

  • For three consecutive years, an applicant is permitted to attempt the exam
  • In total, the number of attempts will be six, twice a year for three years. 


Steps to fill the Application Form for Jee Mains 2021:


Follow the instructions to apply for Jee Main 2021:


Step-1: Use your own email address and phone number to register online for Jee Mains through the official website of NTA

Step-2: Fill out the Online Application Form and keep track of the Application Number created by the system.

Step-3: Upload scanned photgraph of: (i) the recent images(file size should be 10Kb – 200Kb) should be either in colour or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against white background; (ii) applicant's signature (file sizeshould be : 4kb - 30kb); (iii) duly verified result awaited attestation form (file size should be: 50kb to 500kb), (iv) reserved category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) (file size should be: 50kb to 300KB), (v) PwD certificate (file size should be: 50kb to 300kb) in jpg/jpeg format.

Step-4: Pay the Application Fee with a debit card, credit card, net banking, or UPI at SBI/Canara Bank/HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Paytm Payment Gateway and keep a copy of the receipt.

For future reference, download, save and print a copy of the Application Form's Confirmation Page (which will be available only after effective fee remittance).


Application form fees for Jee Mains 2021:


Candidates can pay the application form fees through Credit card / Debit Card (except Master Card / Visa Card) / Net Banking / UPI, Fees structure is described below:


Jee Mains 2021 (Application Fees Type of Applicants Indian Students (Fee in Rs.) Other Country Students (Fees in Rs.)
a) Paper 1: B.E./ B. Tech or  b) Paper 2A: B. Arch or  Paper 2B: B. Plan General / Gen-EWS / OBC (NCL) Male  650 3000
Female 325 1500
SC/ ST/ PwD Male  325 1500
Female 325 1500
Transgenders 325 1500
a) Paper 1: B.E./ B. Tech & Paper 2A: B. Arch or  b) Paper 1: B.E./ B. Tech & Paper 2B: B. Plan or c) Paper 1: B.E./ B. Tech & Paper 2A: B. Arch & Paper 2B: B. Plan or d) Paper 2A: B. Arch & Paper 2B: B. Plan General / Gen-EWS / OBC (NCL) Male  1300 6000
Female 650 3000
SC/ ST/ PwD Male  650 3000
Female 650 3000
Transgenders 650 3000



Note: Application can be filled only through online mode in the official website of NTA.


Time Table

Exam Time Table 1st Shift 9:00 A.M. To 12:00 P.M.
2nd Shift 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.


Exam Pattern for JEE MAINS 2021


Mode of exam 

BArch: CBT & PBT mode

BTech/BPlan : CBT mode

Type of questions           

Subjective BArch Drawing Paper

Objective (MCQs) and Numerical

Number of questions    

82 for BArch

90 for BTech

105 for BPlan

Marking scheme

Correct Response : (+4)

level of exam

Easy to Moderate

Incorrect Response

-1 for each


Paper 1: (B.Tech)


Subject Section A Section B Marks
Physics 20* 10* 100
Chemistry 20* 10* 100
Mathematics 20* 10* 100
Total 90 300


*Each subject will be divided into two sections. Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) will cover Section A, while Questions with numerical values to fill in will be Section B. Candidates must attempt any five of the ten questions in Section B. For Section B, there would be no negative marking.


Paper 2 (B.Arch)


Subject Section A Section B Marks
Aptitude Test 20* 10* 100
Drawing Test 50   200
Mathematics 2   100
Total 82 400


*There will be 20 multiple-choice questions and 5 questions with numerical answers out of ten. For numerical value, there will be no negative marking.



Paper 3 (B.Plan)


Subject Section A Section B Marks
Aptitude Test 50   200
Planning Based Test 25   100
Mathematics 20* 10* 100
Total 105 400


*There will be 20 multiple-choice questions and 5 questions with numerical answers out of ten. For numerical value, there will be no negative marking.


JEE Main 2021 Syllabus


On the official website, NTA has released the JEE Main 2021 syllabus for Papers 1, 2, and 3 in online mode. This year, BPlan has been divided from BArch by the authorities. The syllabus will help candidates to prepare for the exams accordingly.

Before beginning with preparations, all aspirants are advised to inspect the syllabus. Going Students get to know the topics of each subject that are relevant from the perspective of the JEE Main exam via the JEE Main syllabus.


JEE Main 2021 Syllabus for Paper 1


Mathematics Physics Chemistry
Sets, relations, and functions Section A Section A (Physical Chemistry)
Complex numbers and quadratic equations Physics And Measurement Some Basic Concepts In Chemistry
Matrices and determinants Kinematics States Of Matter
Permutations and combinations Laws Of Motion Atomic Structure
Mathematical induction Work, Energy, and Power Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure
Binomial theorem and its simple applications Rotational Motion Chemical Thermodynamics
Sequences and series Gravitation Solutions
Limit, continuity, and differentiability Properties Of Solids And Liquids Equilibrium
Integral calculus Thermodynamics Redox Reactions And Electrochemistry
Differential equations Kinetic Theory Of Gases Chemical Kinetics
Co-ordinate geometry Oscillations And Waves Surface Chemistry
Three-dimensional geometry Electrostatics  
Vector algebra Current Electricity Section B (Inorganic Chemistry)
Statistics and probability Magnetic Effects Of Current And Magnetism Classification Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties
Trigonometry Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating Currents General Principle and Processes of Isolation of Metals
Mathematical reasoning Electromagnetic Waves Hydrogen
  Optics S-Elements of the block (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)
Dual Nature Of Matter And radiation P – Block Elements
Atoms And Nuclei D – And F – Block Elements
Electronic Devices Co-Ordination Compounds
Communication Systems Environmental Chemistry
Section B Section C: Organic Chemistry
EXPERIMENTAL SKILLS Purification And Characterization Of Organic Compound
  Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
Chemical compound of alcohols of oxygen, phenols and ethers, carboxylic acids
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Chemistry In Everyday Life
Principles Related To Practical Chemistry