JEE Mains 2021 (April)

Exam Date


Application Date

2021-03-25 to 2021-04-04

Result Date

Exam Description

JEE Mains (Joint Entrance Examination)


Joint Entrance Examination - The primary or commonly referred to as JEE Main is a national entry exam conducted by the NTA to give admission to BE/B.Tech, BPlan, and BArch courses. Throughout the country at IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NITs (National Technology Institute), and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).


Entrance Exam Highlights


Particulars B.Tech
Exam JEE Main (Joint Entrance Exam)
Organized by National Testing Agency
Category National level Exam
The Frequency Four times a year
JEE Manis Official Website
Mode of Registration Online
Exam Mode Computer Based Test – online
Total Questions 75 Questions
Negative marking Yes
Exam pattern Objective: 25 questions from Mathematics, 25 from Chemistry, and 25 from Physics
No. of Accepting Colleges 1668 colleges
Score Validity One year
Total Marks 300 Marks


JEE Mains 2021: Important Dates


Events Dates ( April Session)
Application form Starts From 25-March-2021
Last date to apply for the JEE Mains 2021 04-April-2021
Application form correction window 06-April-2021 to 07-April-2021
Admit card issue To Be Announced
JEE Mains 2021 exam date (April Session) Postponed Due to Covid-19
Release of response sheet To Be Announced
Answer key release date Paper 1, 2, 3 To Be Announced
Declaration of result (April Session) To Be Announced


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. Following criteria for JEE Main 2021 must be checked by the candidates to fill the application form.

Age Criteria: no age cap for aspirants 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 participate in their 2020 Class 12 or any similar qualifying exam are also entitled to attend the January and April sessions.

In JEE (Main)-2020, applicants who have passed the Class 12/Qualifying examination in 2017 or earlier, as well as those who will be examined in 2021 or later, are not eligible.

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

 Qualifying marks:

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

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  B.Arch: CBT & PBT mode
B.Tech/ B.Plan : CBT mode
Type of Questions            Subjective B.Arch Drawing Paper
Objective (MCQs) and Numerical
Number of Questions     82 for B.Arch
90 for B.Tech
105 for B.Plan
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.


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 allow candidates to better prepare for the exams.

All the aspirants are advised to check the syllabus before starting with preparations. Going through the JEE Main syllabus, students get to know the topics of every subject that are important from JEE Main exam point of view.


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