JEE Main Exam Details with Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern and Dates

JEE exam is a National level Entrance Examination conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). From, the Year 2021 NTA conducted JEE Main Examination four times. Joint Entrance Examination is also known as JEE.

JEE Main Exam was conducted four times in February, March, April & May. The candidates who are giving JEE Main Exam and if candidates secured good marks then he/she can get into best NITs, IIITs & CFITs.

JEE MAIN Exam Overview

Every year almost more than 20 Lakh candidates give examination to enroll in B.E./ B.Tech, B.Arch & B.Planning. Those candidates who want to give a JEE Main Examination can visit the official website for filling JEE Main Form https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/




Name Of the ExaminationJoint Entrance examination(JEE)
Short nameJEE Main
Conducting ByNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Test (Online)
Course offered By JEE MAINB.Tech. /B.Arch./B.E./B. Planning
Question TypeObjective Type Questions
Total Registered candidates for JEE Main in 2021Around 21 Lakh Candidate
Stream-wise Paper name of JEE MAIN 2021Paper-1 B.E, B.tech, Paper 2A- B.Arch, Paper 2B- B.Planning
Duration of JEE MAIN Exam3 hours for B.E, B.tech, 3.5 hours for B.Arch & B.Plan Both papers
Total question asked in JEE MAIN EXAM 2021B.E, B.Tech- 90 Questions, B.Arch- 82, B.Planning- 105
Total marks of Paper JEE Main exam 2021B.E, B.tech – 300 Marks, B.Arch, B.Planning – 400 Marks
Marking Scheme of Paper4 marks for each correct answer, -1 for each incorrect answer, No marks for unattempted questions, No Negative marking for Non-MCQs Questions
Official websitehttps://jeemain.nta.nic.in/

Events JEE Main Exam Dates (to be expected every year)

JEE Main Session-123,24,25 & 26 February
JEE Main Session-215,16,17 & 18 March
JEE Main Session-327,28,29 & 30 April
JEE Main Session-424,25,26,27 & 28 May

JEE Main Eligible Criteria:
Those candidates who want to take admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, State Engineering colleges, and participating institutions including UPSEE.

    • Admission to B.E./ B. Tech / B. Planning / B. Arch courses in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, State Engineering colleges then candidates must have secured at least 75% marks in class 12th examination or be in the top 20 percentile in 12th Class.
    • The candidates who belong to SC/ST category Caste should have secured at least 65% marks in the class 12th Examination Board.
    • Architecture course candidates should be passed a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry & also 50% marks for the Qualifying entrance exam.
    • B. Planning course candidates should be passed a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics & also 50% marks for the Qualifying entrance exam.




Exam Pattern of JEE Main

JEE Main Exam Pattern for B.E./B. Tech candidates

In JEE Main Exam B.E./B. Tech papers have a total of 90 questions in each section having a total of 25 in each including Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.

    1. Candidates have to attempt only 75 Questions. Each subject having 20 Mcqs & 10 Numerical questions out of which the candidates should only attempt 5 out of 10 Numerical questions. Numerical questions don’t have any negative marking.
    2. For B.E./B. Tech paper will be conducted for 300 marks & B.Arch & B.Planning paper will be conducted for 400 marks.
    3. Exam will be based on Computer-based test.
    4. Exam duration is of 3 hours.
    5. 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer & 1 mark get deducted if any questions get wrong.
    6. JEE main paper of B.E./B. Tech is of 300 MARKS.

JEE Main Exam Pattern for B. Arch candidates

In JEE Main Exam B. Arch paper has a total of 82 questions in each section:

    1. Total no of questions in the B. Arch paper is 82 out of which 20 questions are from Mathematics & 10 Numerical questions out of which the candidates should only attempt 5 out of 10 Numerical questions. Numerical questions don’t have any negative marking, in Aptitude 50 questions & in drawing test 2 questions are there.
    2. For B. Arch paper will be conducted for 400 marks.
    3. In B. Arch paper their sections are there:
      i). Mathematics
      ii). Aptitude Test
      iii). Drawing Test
    4. Exam will be based on Computer-based test.
    5. Exam duration is of 3 hours.
    6. For MCQs 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer & 1 mark get deducted if any questions gets wrong.
    7. For Numerical Questions 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer & 1 mark get deducted if any questions get wrong.
    8. For the Drawing Test, two questions are evaluated out of 100 marks.




JEE Main Exam Pattern for B. Planning candidates

In JEE Main Exam B. Arch paper has a total of 105 questions in each section:

    1. Total no of questions in the B. Arch paper is 105 out of which 20 questions are from Mathematics & 10 Numerical questions out of which the candidates should only attempt 5 out of 10 Numerical questions. Numerical questions don’t have any negative marking, in Aptitude 50 questions & in Planning based test MCQs 50 questions are there.
    2. For B. Planning paper will be conducted for 400 marks.
    3. In B. Planning paper their sections are there:
      i). Mathematics
      ii). Aptitude Test
      iii). Planning Based Objective type MCQs
    4. Exam will be based on Computer-based test.
    5. Exam duration is of 3 hours.
    6. For MCQs 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer & 1 mark get deducted if any questions get wrong.
    7. For Numerical Questions 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer & there will be no negative marking if the answer gets wrong.
Reservation criteria for JEE Main Exam 2021
Reservation Seats
ST Candidates7.5%
OBC & NCL Candidates27%
SC Candidates15%
General & EWS Candidates10%
PWD CandidatesPerson with more than 40% or more disability that candidate only applicable. Note: From each category will have 5% reservation for the candidate with 40% more disability.

Books you should follow while preparing for JEE Main EXAM:
While preparing for the JEE Main exam, candidates must refer to some of the best books that the toppers also used in their JEE Main Exam preparation. Candidates should have a proper plan while preparing for this Exam. While preparing for Exam Reference Books, Textbooks plays an important role for the candidates. Here we have covered some of the best books you should follow while preparing for the JEE Main Exam. NCERT books play a major role while preparing. Candidates first complete the NCERT book subject-wise it is the mandatory book for JEE Main exam. In this article, we are providing a list of some of the best JEE Main preparation books.



PhysicsChemistryMathematics
Objective Physics(Volume 1 & Volume 2) by Arihant PublicationsOrganic Chemistry by O.P TandonDifferential Calculus & Integral Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit Agarwal
Concepts of Physics by H.C Verma (Volume 1 & Volume 2)Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D LeeTrigonometry, Geometry Books by S.L. Loney
Understanding Physics Series by D.C PandeyHandbook of Chemistry by ArihantCoordinate Geometry for IIT-JEE by S.K. Goyal
Mechanics Part 1 & Part 2 by D.C. PandeyModern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. MukherjeeIntroduction to Probability & Theory & its Application Volume I & Volume II for JEE Main & JEE Advanced by William Feller
How to Apply for JEE Main Examination?

JEE Main Examination starts of February, March, April & May every year conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Those candidates who want to fill the form can visit the official website of JEE Main https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/”

    • 1. Candidates have to apply for online registration by using their E-Mail ID & Mobile No.
    • 2. The candidates have to fill online application form by submitting their Personal details, Present Address, Permanent Address, choose Password & Security Pin.
    • 3. After filling the application form the candidates have to submit Images by uploading them to their Computer or Laptop.
    • 1. Photograph requirements:
      Good quality image not blurred one.
      File size must be a minimum of 10kb & a maximum of 200kb.
      Background of the image must be white.
    • 2. Signature requirements:
      File size must be a minimum of 40kb & a maximum of 30kb.
      Signature with dark blue color or black only.
    • 3. Result Uploading Image
      File size must be a minimum of 50kb & a maximum of 500kb.
    • 4. Category Certificate (SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS etc)
      File size must be a minimum of 50kb & a maximum of 300kb.
    • 5. PwD Certificate
      File size must be a minimum of 50kb & a maximum of 500kb.



Important Instructions & Documents require at Examination hall:
NTA has released the Information Bulletin on its official website. Here, we have mentioned what are the documents that candidates have to carry while going to the examination hall.

    1. JEE Main Admit Card:
      Candidates are advised to take the Admit card for certification of the candidate at the time of entering the exam hall. If the candidate hasn’t shown their admit card proof then he/she doesn’t allow for the JEE Main Exam.
    2. Passport Size Photo:
      Candidates should must carry one passport-size photo which is included at the time of JEE Main Application Form. The passport size photo should be pasted in the attendance sheet at the center during the Exam hall.
    3. Photo ID approved by Government of India:
      Any Photo ID card must be carried at the time of the examination that has been approved by Government of India. The Acceptable IDs are Aadhaar Card(with the photograph), Pan Card, Driving License, Voter ID, Aadhaar Enrollment No, Ration Card.
    4. PwD Certificate:
      Candidates must bring a PwD certificate if candidates claiming relaxation under the PwD category. Certificate must be issued by the Government of India.
    5. Candidates must carry below things at the examination center:
      Admit Card downloaded from NTA Website. A simple transparent ballpoint pen.  One Passport size photo pasted at the time of attendance. Personal transparent water bottle. Personal Hand sanitizer (50ml).
    6. For B.Arch the candidates must bring their Pencils. Eraser, own Geometry box, Colour pencils or Crayons. The candidates are not allowed to use watercolor on the Drawing sheet.
    7. Candidates should not carry any Electronic devices Mobile phones & any other banned items. If candidates lost any devices then the examination center is not responsible for this. And there will be no such facility.
Top Colleges Accepting Admission Through JEE MAIN

Participating colleges in JEE MAIN 2021:

    • 1. 31 National Institute of Technology (NITs).
    • 2. 28 Centrally Funded Technical Institutes(CFITs).
    • 3. 25 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IITs).
    • 4. Other than also State and Private colleges accepting Admission through JEE MAIN Exam.
JEE MAIN Form Fees for Indian Candidates
Degree/ CoursesFees for General/ EWS/ OBC in IndiaFees for ST/SC/PwD/Transgender in India
B.E./B.tech (OR) B.Planning (OR) B.ArchFor Male: INR 650 For Females: INR 325For Male & Females, both have to pay INR 325
B.E./B.tech & B.Arch (OR) B.E./B.tech & B.Planning (OR) B.E./B.tech, B.Planning & B.Arch (OR)For Male: INR 1300 For Females: INR 650For Male & Females, both have to pay INR 650
JEE MAIN Form Fees for Outside India Candidates
Degree/ CoursesFees for General/ EWS/ OBC in IndiaFees for ST/SC/PwD/Transgender in India
B.E./B.tech (OR) B.Planning (OR) B.ArchFor Male: INR 3000 For Females: INR 1500For Male & Females, both have to pay INR 1500
B.E./B.tech & B.Arch (OR) B.E./B.tech & B.Planning (OR) B.E./B.tech, B.Planning & B.ArchFor Male: INR 6000 For Females: INR 3000For Male & Females, both have to pay INR 3000

Syllabus for JEE Main
JEE Main Entrance Exam syllabus consists of Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics which also covered the topics which were released by the Official Notification. Forgiving any Exam syllabus plays a major role while preparing. We know the topics and start grabbing the knowledge from books or Online Lectures. JEE Main syllabus will differ from all programs such as B.E./B.tech, B.Arch & B.Planning. Candidates can check the syllabus below we have covered for Undergraduate Course.



Syllabus for Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech) – Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry

1. Mathematics

    • Relations & Functions
    • Sets
    • Quadratic Equations
    • Complex Numbers
    • Mathematical Inductions
    • Determinants
    • Matrices
    • Binomial Theorem & its Application
    • Limit, Continuity & Differentiability
    • Sequence & Series
    • Integral Calculus
    • Permutations & Combination
    • Three Dimensional Geometry
    • Trigonometry
    • Differential Equations
    • Vector Algebra
    • Circle & Conic sections
    • Coordinate Geometry
    • Statistics
    • Mathematical Reasoning
    • Straight Line
    • Probability.

2. Physics
In Physics there are two Sections:
Section A: Contains theory Part having 80% weightage
Section B: Contains Experimental skills part having 20% weightage
Section-A

    • Rotational Motion
    • Gravitation
    • Kinematics
    • Physics & Measurement
    • Work, Energy & Power
    • Electrostatics
    • Laws of Motion
    • Properties of Solids & Liquids
    • Current Electricity
    • Thermodynamics
    • Oscillation & Waves
    • Kinetic Theory of Gases
    • Wave Optics
    • Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation
    • Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism
    • Optics
    • Atoms & Nuclei
    • Electromagnetic Waves
    • Electronic Devices
    • Electromagnetic Inductions
    • Communication Systems
    • Alternating Current.

3. Chemistry
In chemistry it contains three sections:
Section-A: Physical Chemistry
Section-B: Inorganic Chemistry
Section-C: Organic Chemistry

Section – ASection – BSection – C
Atomic StructureHydrogenHydrocarbons
States of MatterClassification of Elements & Periodicity in PropertiesSome basic principles of Chemistry
Some basics concepts of ChemistryCoordination CompoundsPurification & Characterization of Organic Compounds
Chemical Bonding & Molecular StructureGeneral Principles & Process of Isolation of ElementsOrganic Compounds containing Halogen
SolutionsS-Block ElementsOrganic Compounds containing Nitrogen
Chemical thermodynamics & Chemical KinematicsD Block ElementsChemistry in Everyday Life
ElectrochemistryEnvironmental chemistryOrganic Compounds containing Oxygen
Redox ReactionsF- Block ElementsPolymers
Equilibrium P-Blocks ElementsPrinciples related to Practical Chemistry
Surface ChemistryP-Blocks Biomolecules
Syllabus for Paper-2A (B.Arch)
    • Part- I Mathematics
      • Relations & Functions
      • Sets
      • Binomial Theorem & its Applications
      • Quadratic Equations
      • Complex Numbers
      • Sequence & Series
      • Mathematical Inductions
      • Determinants
      • Matrices
      • Permutation & Combinations
      Integral Calculus
      • Limit, Continuity & Differentiability
      • Co-ordinate Geometry
      • Differential Equations
      • Three Dimensional Geometry
      • Vector Algebra
      • Mathematical Reasoning
      • Trigonometry
      • Statistics
      • Probability
    • 2. Part-II Aptitude
    • 3. Part-III Drawing

Syllabus for Paper-2B (B.Planning)
    • Part- I Mathematics
      • Relations & Functions
      • Sets
      • Binomial Theorem & its Applications
      • Quadratic Equations
      • Complex Numbers
      • Sequence & Series
      • Mathematical Inductions
      • Determinants
      • Matrices
      • Permutation & Combinations
      • Integral Calculus
      • Limit, Continuity & Differentiability
      • Co-ordinate Geometry
      • Differential Equations
      • Three Dimensional Geometry
      • Vector Algebra
      • Mathematical Reasoning
      • Trigonometry
      • Statistics
      • Probability
    • 2. Part-II Aptitude
    • 3. Part-III Planning
      • General Awareness
      • Social Sciences
      • Thinking Skills

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