JEE Main 2021: Syllabus by NTA, 75% Criteria no more, Form till 23 Jan

JEE Main 2021

JEE Main 2021: Syllabus pdf has been released by NTA at Ministry of Education has clarified via PIB press release that there is no change in syllabus. Also, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has announced that 75 percent criteria is removed for 2021-2022 session admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs. Previously, last date to register for JEE Mains was extended to January 23. After that correction window will be opened on January 27, and admit card will be released in February. The exam will be conducted four times this year. National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Mains) for admission in BE/ B.Tech (via paper 1), B.Arch (via paper 2A), and B.Plan (via paper 2B) in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, and as qualifying exam for JEE Advanced. Get latest news on JEE Main 2021 date, application form, exam pattern here.

JEE Main 2021

LATEST (19 Jan) – 75 percent criteria waived off! Check new eligibility criteria here.

LATEST (19 Jan) – Syllabus released officially by NTA with clarification that there is no change in syllabus. Download latest syllabus PDF here.

16 Jan 2021 – NTA has extended the last date to apply. Get JEE Main 2021 application form link, dates here.

JEE Main 2021 – 75 Percent Criteria Removed

Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal, has announced the new eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2021. He has informed that 75% marks / 20 percentile criteria for NIT, IIIT, SPAs, and CFTIs admission has been removed. This has been done in line with IIT JEE Advanced decision to remove the same, for admission. The minister informed this via a tweet, where he wrote,

“Considering the decision for IIT JEE (Advanced) and in line with with the decision taken for the last academic year, it has been decided to waive off the 75% marks (in class 12 exam) eligibility criteria under Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for the next academic year 20210-2022.” To clear out the confusion, in his next tweet he wrote, “in respect of NITs, IIITs, SPAs, and other CFTIs, whoes admissions are based on JEE (Main).” Hence, it is now clear that even this year there is no 75% marks criteria for admission.

— Apart from this, rest of the eligibility for JEE Main 2021 remains intact. Click here to check it. —

JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates

This time NTA is conducting JEE Mains four times. The dates for all four sessions are out. Note from here the exam date, application form date, registration date, admit card date, result date.

JEE Main 2021 ExamImportant Dates
For Feb Exam
Announcement of JEE Main 2021 date, registration dates16 Dec 2020
JEE Main registration 2021 starts on
Note – you can apply for Feb, March, Apr, May exams together also
16 Dec 2020
Last date to apply for JEE Mains 202116 Jan 2021 23 Jan 2021
Last date to pay fee17 Jan 2021 24 Jan 2021
Application form correction19-21 Jan 2021 27 – 30 Jan 2021
Download JEE Main hall ticket 202114 Feb 2021
JEE Main 2021 Session 1 (Feb) Exam Date23-26 Feb 2021
Issuance of official answer keyTo be announced
Expected – last week of Feb 2021
Declaration of JEE Main 2021 result / NTA score07 Mar 2021
For Mar, Apr, May Exam
JEE Main Session 2 (March) Exam Date15-18 Mar 2021
JEE Main Session 3 (April) Exam Date27-30 Apr 2021
JEE Main Session 4 (May) Exam Date24-28 May 2021
Application form, Result datesTo be announced
JEE Main 2021 result – All India RanksAfter JEE Main May 2021 exam

JEE Main 2021 Application Form, Registration – Started

The application form of JEE Mains 2021 has been released by NTA. Get here.

All students who wish to appear in the Joint Entrance Examination Mains must first of all apply for it.

The important things to note about JEE Main application form are as follows.

  • To apply, you have to complete 4 steps – (1) Do the registration for NTA JEE Mains 2021; (2) Fill up the form and note application number; (3) Upload documents; (4) And pay fee.
  • In the JEE Main application form 2021 for February session, candidates can chose to opt for one (Feb) or more than one (Feb, Mar, Apr, May) sessions. According to selection, fee has to be paid.
  • Those who opt for only session, can later apply for upcoming sessions, when JEE Main 2021 registration for March, April, May happen. Fee can be taken forward to another session.
  • The JEE Main application form 2021 is available online only, at

Application Fee

ExamFee for General / EWS / OBC-NCLFee for SC / ST / PwD/ Trans / Females
For centers in India
Any 1 paperBoys – Rs. 650
Girls – Rs 325
Boys, Girls – Rs. 325
Any 2 or All 3 PapersBoys – Rs. 1300
Girls – Rs 650
Boys, Girls – Rs. 650
For centers outside India
Any 1 paperBoys – Rs. 3000
Girls – Rs. 1500
Boys, Girls -Rs. 1500
Any 2 or All 3 PapersBoys – Rs. 6000
Girls – Rs. 3000
Boys, Girls -Rs. 3000

Documents to upload in JEE Main Application Form 2021

S.No.Document NameSizeDescription
1Photograph10 to 200 kb– Clear passport photograph
– Color or black and white but of clear contrast
2Signature4 to 30 kb– Sign on white paper
3Duly Verified Result Awaited Attestation Form
(What Duly Verified Result Awaited Attestation Form – Read Here)
50 to 500 kb(-)
4Category certificate50 to 300 kb(-)
5PWD Certificate50 to 300 kb(-)

Application Form Correction

Candidates can edit details in the JEE Main February 2021 application form from 19th to 21st January 2021.

Whereas candidates are advised to strictly enter only correct details in the JEE Main application form 2021. However, NTA provides a chance for students to edit wrong details in their form. Important things to know about application form correction of JEE Mains 2021 are as follows.

  • Window for corrections in session 2, 3, 4 will be available in March, April, May.
  • To edit details in the form, go to and login at the form correction link (when it is available). Edit details and re-submit the form.
  • NTA will not entertain written requests for correction through letters, emails or such modes.
  • All details in form must match official documents of candidates.

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

Candidates who apply for the Joint Entrance Examination Mains can download the admit card as per schedule. Key highlights of JEE Main hall ticket 2021 are as follows.

  • Only those who submitted their application form get the admit card.
  • Candidates can download JEE Main admit card 2021 from
  • The admit card for session 1 will be available from 14th February.
  • Hall tickets for session 2, 3, 4 will be available in March, April, May respectively.
  • NTA does not send the admit card by post or any other means.
  • NTA assigns roll number, and informs candidate of his/her exam center through admit card of JEE Main 2021.
  • Also, the admit card aka hall ticket is necessary to gain entry in exam hall.
  • Also, candidates should read and follow all instructions they see on admit card.

Discrepancy in JEE Main Admit Card 2021 – If there is a mismatch in the details, or photograph, signature in the admit card and confirmation page, then candidate should immediately approach the NTA helpline. In this case, NTA will make corrections in records. However candidate will appear in the exam with the already issued admit card.

Previous Years Question Papers of JEE Main

It is very important to solve as many past year papers of JEE Main as you can. Doing so helps you understand the difficulty level and become familiar with the exam. Even though some of the past year papers are on a different pattern, solving these questions will exponentially improve your chances of scoring high in the Joint Entrance Examination – Mains as well as Advanced. All past year papers of JEE Main are available here year wise.

YearQuestion Papers with Solutions
2020JEE Main 2020 Question Paper
2019JEE Main 2019 Question Paper
2018JEE Main 2018 Question Paper
2017JEE Main 2017 Question Paper
2016JEE Main 2016 Question Paper
2015JEE Main 2015 Question Paper
2014JEE Main 2014 Question Paper
2013JEE Main 2013 Question Paper

What to take to exam center on day of JEE Main exam?

Candidates must take all the documents and items that NTA mentions on the admit card. Some of the items are as follows.

  1. Print out of JEE Main admit card 2021 (all pages with self declaration)
  2. Simple transparent ball point pen
  3. Personal hand sanitizer
  4. Water bottle
  5. ID proof (not mentioned in brochure but expected to be required)
  6. Passport size photo same as in application form
  7. Sugar tablets / fruits for diabetic candidates

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Mains 2021

Candidates who fulfill the JEE Main 2021 eligibility criteria only should apply. The criteria is as follows.

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility CriteriaDetails
Age LimitNo age limit
(note – there will be age limit for admission, and JEE Advanced 2021. But no limit to appear in JEE Mains)
Year of passing class 122019, 2020, 2021
Qualifying exams– Class 12 from CBSE or any recognized state board
– Inter or 2-yr PUC from recognized board
– Final exam of 2-yr course of NDA
– NIOS with 5 subjects
– AIU recognized board in India or abroad
– Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination
– AICTE recognized Diploma
– General Certificate Education exam (London / Cambridge / Sri Lanka) at Advanced (A) level
– Cambridge University HSCE or IB Diploma of International Bacalaureate Office Geneva (only for IITs)
Attempts LimitNo attempts limit
(note – there will be attempts limit in JEE Advanced 2021)

Important note on state of eligibility – Your state of eligibility is where you studied class 12 from.

Eligibility for admission to NITs, IIITs, SFTIs, State Engineering Colleges Through JEE Main (Note that this eligibility criteria is for admission to these colleges, and not eligibility to appear in JEE Mains. So even if you do not fulfill this criteria you can appear in JEE Mains and seek admission in other colleges.)

CourseSubjects in 10+2Marks
B.E / B.TechPhysics and maths core subject.
Others can be Chemistry/Biotechnology/
Biology/ Technical Vocational
No marks criteria applicable
B.ArchMathematics, physics, chemistry
as a core subject
50% marks in PCM
50% marks in aggregate
B.PlanMathematics50% marks in maths
50% marks in aggregate

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for JEE Mains 2021 is now available. Check here.

NTA announced in the information brochure that there is no change in the syllabus of JEE Mains for the year 2021. To ensure that students who are studying in boards where board exam syllabus has been reduced, there will be optional questions in the exam.

Sets, Relations And FunctionsPhysics And MeasurementsPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Complex Number And Quadratic EquationsKinematicsSome Basic Concepts In Chemistry
Matrices And DeterminantsLaws Of MotionStates Of Matter
Permutations And CombinationsWork, Energy And PowerAtomic Structure
Mathematical InductionRotational MotionChemical Bonding And Molecular Structure
Binomial Theorem And Its Simple ApplicationsGravitationChemical Thermodynamics
Sequences And SeriesProperties Of Solids And LiquidsSolutions
Limit, Continuity And DifferentiabilityThermodynamicsEquilibrium
Integral CalculusKinetics Theory Of GasesRedox Reactions And Electrochemistry
Differential EquationsOscillations And WavesChemical Kinetics
Co-ordinate GeometryElectrostaticsSurface Chemistry
Three-dimensional GeometryCurrent ElectricityINORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Vector AlgebraMagnetic Effects Of Current And MagnetismClassification Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties
Statistics And ProbabilityElectromagnetic Induction And Alternating CurrentsGeneral Principles And Process Of Isolation Of Metals
TrigonometryElectromagnetic WavesHydrogen
Mathematical ReasoningOpticsS – Block Elements – Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals
Dual Nature Of Matter And RadiationP – Block Elements
Atoms And NucleiD And F – Block Elements
Electronic DevicesCo-ordinations Compound
Communications SystemEnvironmental Chemistry
Experimental SkillsORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Purification And Characteristics Of Organic Compounds
Some Basic Principles Of Organic Chemistry
Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Chemistry In Everyday Life
Principles Related To Practical Chemistry

Recommended: Chapter wise weightage for JEE Mains 2021

JEE Main 2021 Exam Centers

National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced JEE Mains exam centres. Joint Entrance Examination (Main) shall be held as a computer based test in 331 cities, of which 321 are in India. Other than this, NTA is holding the exam at 10 international centres, which are in Kuwait, Singapore, Sharjah, Riyadh, Muscat, Kathmandu, Dubai, Doha, Colombo, and Bahrain. Candidates can select exam centre of JEE Main 2021 in the application form, however, the final centre with address is announced in the admit card.

Last year, JEE Main was held in 250+ cities of India. This year, NTA has increased the number of centres due to pandemic. Each candidate can submit 4 choices for JEE Main exam centres 2021. However, it must be submitted in order of priority.

Check complete list of JEE Main 2021 exam centres here

What’s New in NTA JEE Main 2021?

Engineering aspirants are in for some changes in the JEE Main exam 2021. Following are the highlights of what’s new this year.

S.No.Changes in JEE Main Exam 2021OldNew
1.NTA will hold JEE Mains 2021 in more regional languages. Languages of question paper were English, Hindi, GujaratiLanguages of question papers will be English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
2.Exam Pattern ChangedAll questions were compulsoryNow there are 2 sections in each subject – section A, B. Section B has optional questions.
3.JEE Main 2021 will be held 4 timesExam was held 2 times – Jan and April (in 2020, the exam dates were pushed due to pandemic but held twice only)In 2021, JEE Main will be held for 4 times – Feb, March, April, May.
4.Tie breaking criteria changedEarlier, age was also a criteria for tie breaking. If all other tie breaking rules failed, then candidate older in age was given higher rank.Age is not a tie breaking criteria this time.
5.Fee for answer key challenge reducedLast year the fee to challenge each question was Rs 1000This year the fee is Rs 200 per question.
6.1.4 lakh more seats through JEE Mains 2021 upon scrapping of UPSEE for engineeringUPSEE was held by AKTU for engineering admissions in UPNow JEE Main 2021 will be used for UP engineering admissions, bringing 1.4 lakh seats directly under it, for 750 colleges.

Recommended: All JEE Main 2021 Changes by NTA EXPLAINED – New Pattern, Tie Breaking, Languages and 3 New Things

New Exam Pattern of JEE Main 2021

There are 3 papers in JEE Mains:

  • Paper 1 – Is the engineering entrance exam. It is for admission to UG Engineering (BE / B.Tech) at NITs, IIITs, other CFTIs, institutes and universities funded by state governments. It is also an eligibility test for JEE Advanced 2021. This year, 1.4 lakh engineering seats of engineering colleges that were earlier filled through UPSEE are also to be filled through JEE Main 2021.
  • Paper 2A – This is the architecture entrance exam. It is for admission to UG architecture (B.Arch) programs.
  • Paper 2B – Is for admission to UG planning (B.Planning) programs.

NTA has changed the exam pattern of JEE Main for the year 2021. The latest scheme of examination for the national level engineering entrance exam is as follows.

AspectPaper 1 – BE/B.TechPaper 2A – B.ArchPaper 2B – B.Planning
Mode of examComputer based test onlyPart I and Part II as Computer based test only

Part III Drawing Test as Pen and Paper based test (Qs will show on computer, attempt answer on sheet)
Computer based test only
Part I – Mathematics
Part II – Aptitude Test
Part III – Drawing Test
Part I – Mathematics
Part II – Aptitude Test
Part III – Planning Based Questions
Qs TypeMCQs, NVTsPart I – MCQs, NVT
Part II – MCQs
Part III – Drawing
Part I – MCQs, NVT
Part II, III – MCQs
No. of Qs and MarksMathematics 
Section A: 20 Qs, Section B: 10 Qs
Physics –
Section A: 20 Qs, Section B: 10 Qs
Chemistry –
Section A: 20 Qs, Section B: 10 Qs

Section A – Only MCQs. All compulsory.

Section B – Only NVT questions. Answer any 5 questions out of 10.

Total 90 Qs (Attempt 75), 300 Marks
Part I Mathematics –
20 MCQs in section A, 10 NVTs in section B– 100 Marks
Part II Aptitude Test
50 Qs – 200 Marks
Part III Drawing Test
2 Qs – 100 Marks

Part I Section B – Only NVT questions. Answer any 5 questions out of 10.

Total 82 Qs (Attempt 77) Qs, 400 Marks
Part I Mathematics – 20 MCQs in section A, 10 NVTs in section B– 100 Marks – 100 Marks
Part II Aptitude Test
 – 50 Qs – 200 Marks
Part III Planning Based Questions
 – 25 Qs – 100 Marks

Part I Section B – Only NVT questions. Answer any 5 questions out of 10.

Total 105 Qs (Attempt 100 Qs), 400 Marks
Marking SchemeMCQs >> +4, -1
NVTs>> +4, no negative marking
MCQs >> +4, -1
NVTs>> +4, no negative marking
Drawing qs >> 50 marks per qs
MCQs >> +4, -1
NVTs>> +4, no negative marking
Exam Duration3 hours3 hours3 hours

Check out the JEE Main 2021 Preparation Tips and Study Material

Language of JEE Main question papers

This time JEE Main will be held in 13 languages. Question papers in regional languages will be available according to exam center. The list of languages and the cities where they are available are as follows.

JEE Main 2021 Languages of Question Papers

Click here for JEE Main Mock Test

JEE Main 2021 Result and Rank

Important points regarding declaration of result of JEE Mains 2021 are as follows.

  • NTA announces JEE Main result 2021 at, and
  • After JEE Main Feb / Mar / Apr 2021, result of the exam releases in form of percentile. Then after JEE Main May 2021 the result releases both in form of percentile and rank.
  • To check result, candidates have to login with roll number and date of birth.
  • NTA compiles JEE Main results on the basis of (1) marks in paper 1 / 2 / 3, then (2) normalization.

Tie Breakers – When 2 or more candidates get the same score, the tie breaking method comes into play. Here is how higher rank determination happens.

Descending OrderPaper 1 Tie BreakingPaper 2 Tie BreakingPaper 3 Tie Breaking
1Mathematics NTA scoreMathematics NTA scoreMathematics NTA score
2Physics NTA scoreAptitude Test NTA scoreAptitude Test NTA score
3Chemistry NTA scoreDrawing Test NTA scorePlanning Based Questions NTA score
4Less negative responsesLess negative responsesLess negative responses

Normalization – Download official document by NTA that explains normalization process for results.

JEE Main 2021 Answer Key

After the exam, NTA releases answer keys of JEE Main 2021 exam as well as response sheet. Know about them here.

  • JEE Main answer key 2021 will be available after exam.
  • Just after exam, coaching centers like Allen, FIITJEE, Resonance release unofficial answer keys. They are only for reference for candidates.
  • A few days after exam, NTA releases official provisional answer key of JEE Main 2021.
  • Students can download the answer key for their date and shift from
  • Those who appeared in exam can also challenge the official answer keys through login.
  • To challenge the keys, candidates need to select the question, answer they deem correct/incorrect, and submit the query with fee.
  • Fee to challenge each question is Rs 200.

Candidate Response Sheet

  • NTA releases candidate response sheet either with the answer keys or before/after it.
  • The candidate response sheet refers to the answers marked by candidates.
  • Test takers can check the JEE Main 2021 candidate response sheet at during its viewing window of 2-3 days.
  • To view it, they have to login with application number and date of birth.
  • Candidates can also challenge the same by selecting the challengable entry, and paying fee for it.

JEE Mains 2021 Counselling (JoSAA, State Counselling)

Joint Entrance Examination (Mains, and Advanced) are the largest gateways for engineering, architecture, planning admissions at UG level in India. Besides the 30,000+ seats in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs where admission is directly through JEE Main and its counselling, government colleges as well as private colleges in several states accept its scores. In some states, there are other engineering entrance exams. Usually if they accept JEE scores, then counselling for JEE is clubbed with that entrance exam counselling.

JEE Mains 2021 Cut Off – Minimum Marks To Appear in JEE Advanced

IITs announce the maximum number of students the JAB will allow to sit for JEE Advanced 2021. Depending on that, and the merit list obtained after JEE Main April 2021, the JEE Main cut off 2021 will be decided. To set a target, candidates can note last year’s cut offs.

Last year’s JEE Main cut off to appear in JEE Advanced:

CategoryCut Off
Common Rank List90.3765335

About NTA

National Testing Agency (NTA) is a government organization. It was established in the year 2017 with the sole purpose of organizing entrance exams in India. Other than JEE Mains, NTA also organizes NEET 2021, DUET, JNUEE, NCHMCT JEE, UGC NET, CSIR NET, ICAR AIEEA, IIFT MBA Entrance Exam, IGNOU OPENMAT, IGNOU B.Ed, CMAT, GPAT, and LHMC CON.

More Engineering Entrance Exams 2021

S.No.Level / StateCounsellingOther Engineering Entrance Exams
1NITs, IIITs, IIEST, GFTIs, IITs through JEE Main and JEE AdvancedJoSAA
4AssamAssam CEE 2021
5BiharBihar UGEAC
6ChandigarhJAC Chandigarh
7ChhattisgarhCG PET 2021
8Delhi NCRJAC Delhi
9GoaGoa CET 2021
10GujaratACPCGUJCET 2021
11HaryanaHSTES Admissions
12HPHPCET 2021
13JharkhandJCECEB Engineering Counselling
14KarnatakaKCET 2021
15KeralaKEAM 2021
16Madhya PradeshDTE MP Engineering Counselling
17MaharashtraMHT CET 2021
18OdishaOdisha JEE 2021
19PunjabPEC B.Tech Admissions
20RajasthanREAP 2021
21Tamil NaduTNEA 2021
22TelanganaTS EAMCET 2021
23TripuraTBJEE 2021
24UPUPSEE 2021
25UttarakhandUKSEE 2021
26West BengalWBJEE 2021
27North Eastern States – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, TripuraNEE 2021

Frequently Asked Questions on Joint Entrance Examination Main 2021

Will JEE Main exam 2021 be conducted in centers outside India?

NTA has decided to establish centers outside India. However conduct there will be subject to situation at the time of exam. That is it will depend on international travel restrictions and so on.

Is there an age limit for JEE Mains 2021?

No. There is no age limit to apply for JEE Main exam.

Is it mandatory to appear in all 4 sessions of JEE Main 2021?

No. It is not mandatory. However, those who appear in one session are evaluated on the basis of the score obtained in one session only.

What is the official website to get information about JEE Main 2021?

The official website is

How many times a student can appear in one year?

A candidate can appear 4 times in a year in JEE Main exam.

What is the difference between the JEE Main exam and the JEE Advanced exam?

The JEE Main exam is a preliminary examination conducted to test the knowledge and skill of a candidate and create a list of qualifying candidates for admission to various NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs and GFTIs. JEE Advanced exam, on the other hand, conducts the exam only for those candidates who qualify the JEE Main exam for admission to all the IIT institutions in India.

Official website:

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