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JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) 2021: Important Dates & Highlights

JEE or Joint Entrance Examination is a national-level engineering entrance test. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency every year. Students with a dream to pursue bachelors, especially in engineering or some other undergraduate programs from the country’s top universities, participate in this examination. The exam consists of JEE Mains and JEE Advanced for taking admissions to IIT, NIT, IIIT, or CFITs.

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is a computer-based online test conducted in January and April every year. Students have the choice to appear in either of the JEE Mains Test. Every year more than 12 lac students appear for JEE Mains for 10,000 seats of the top-notch government universities of the country.

The current situation of pandemics has disrupted the education of the students. The most crucial exam JEE Mains has been affected by the Covid-19 crisis. January-February session has been conducted but the May-June session has been postponed till further notice.

Who can appear for JEE-Mains?

Students pursuing their senior secondary education with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths as their major subjects can take JEE- Mains and Advanced.  

Eligibility– Students who are currently in class 12 or passed out a year ahead, or two years before can take this examination (students from 2019, 2020 batch).

The eligibility criteria vary for different strata of the society. For General Category the minimum passing percentage in class12 must be 75 % along with a valid JEE Main percentile to get into the NITs, IIITs, CFTIs.

Why should one take JEE (Joint Entrance Examination)?

JEE is the key to admission for all those top-ranking government universities in the country for students who want to pursue their careers in engineering. Also, the test has a second part JEE- Arch for the students who want to get into the top government architecture universities of the country.

JEE opens the doors to IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFITs, and various state universities. Here’s the overview of the JEE Mains Examination.

JEE Mains Highlights

Type of ExaminationNational Level Examination
Testing agencyNational Testing Agency
No. of Sessions4
Date of ExaminationSession 1- 23rdFebruary2021 to 26th February2021Session2- March 16th, 2021 to March 18th, 2021Session 3- To be announcedSession4- To be announced  
Frequency of test4 times a year  
LanguagesEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, + 11 more.  
Mode of ApplicationOnline  
Application FeesINR 650 (Online)
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Duration of Examination3 hours
Mode of CounsellingOnline
Participating Institutes1622

Due to the current situation of coronavirus, JEE Mains has been conducted in 4 sessions. The two sessions have already been conducted but the other two for May-June have been postponed till further notice. NTA will announce the dates of the examination 15 days prior conducting the session 3 & 4.

To know more about the examination, visit: nta.ac.in.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Mains

Before filling out the application form for the JEE Mains Examination, candidates must read the eligibility criteria carefully. Here are some of the requirements for JEE Mains.

  • Age Limit: There is no age limit for candidates to appear in JEE Main Examination 2021.  January session exams have already been conducted in February and March in two sessions. Candidates can fill the form for examination for a third-fourth session that is to be held in July-August 2021.  However, candidates must note that the IITs have the authority to change the criteria for admissions. The insights of all these are usually published in the JEE Advanced 2021 Information Brochure.
  • Qualifying Examination: A student has to pass the senior secondary examination or an equivalent examination from a recognized board in the country stated in the brochure of JEE Mains (available at nta.ac.in)
  • Year:  A student must have appeared for the class12th or equivalent examination in 2019 or 2020 if they wish to re-appear for the examination.  Students who are appearing for the 2021 class12th examinations are also eligible for JEE Mains Examination 2021.
  • No. of Attempts- A candidate can give an exam four times a year for three years.

Criteria For admissions in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs: The candidate must have secured 75% Marks in their class 12 board exams or should be within the top 20 percentile of their respective boards. For reserved category candidates, the minimum percentage required for admissions in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs is 65%.

 JEE Mains Eligibility criteria to appear for JEE Advanced 2021

As per the statistics obtained every year, candidates must be among the top 2, 50,000 students to be eligible for filing applications for JEE Advanced 2021.

Kindly check the eligibility criteria on the official website to get more details about JEE Advanced.

NTA JEE Mains Eligibility Criteria 2021

Name of the CourseRequired Qualification
B.E./ B-Tech10+2 examination with Physics and Maths as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry/ Biology/ vocational subject.  A candidate must pass the examination from a recognized board.  
B. ArchPassed 10+2 from a recognized board in the country with PCM as major subjects or 10+3 with Maths.
B.PlanningPassed 10+2 examination from a recognized university in the country with Maths as a major subject.  

Reservation Category

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)27%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Scheduled Castes15%
PWD (Person with Disability with 40% or more)3% Horizontal
Female Category (only in NIT)8-14%
EWS (Supernumerary)10%

Note: Reservation for NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs will be as per the central list and not as per the state eligibility criteria.

Application Process for JEE Mains 2021

The mode of application is online. Candidates can register themselves on the official website of JEE Mains i.e. jee mains.nic.in. They are required to fill out their information correctly and have to upload the documents too.

The new thing that has come in JEE Mains examination is that students can now apply for more than one exam session in a year. Also, in case a student is unable to take the exam in one session, the examination fees can be carried out in the next session.

Candidates can also ask for a refund in case they wish to withdraw from any of the sessions.

The application process is pretty simple. The instructions are listed at the time of application. You can select the exam you want to give (paper-1 for engineering and Paper-2 for Architecture and Planning). You can follow those instructions and you are good to go.

Syllabus for JEE Mains 2021

Before getting to the examination hall, it is very important to know the syllabus to prepare better. So, here is the syllabus for JEE Mains 2021.

Syllabus for Physics

·        Physics and measurements

·        Kinematics

·        Laws of Motion

·        Work, Energy, and power

·        Rotational Motion

·        Gravitation

·        Properties of Solids and liquids

·        Thermodynamics

·        Kinetic theory of gases

·        Oscillations and waves

·        Electrostatics

·        Current electricity

·        Magnetic effects of current and magnetism

·        Electromagnetism induction and alternating current

·        Optics

·        Dual nature of matter

·        Atoms and nuclei

·        Electronic devices

·        Communication systems

·        Experimental skills

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Syllabus for Chemistry

·        Some basic concepts of chemistry

·        States of Matter

·        Atomic structure

·        Chemical Bonding

·        Thermodynamics

·        Solutions

·        Equilibrium

·        Redox reactions and electrochemistry

·        Chemical kinematics

·        Surface chemistry

·        Classification of elements and periodicity of properties

·        General principles and processes of isolation

·        Hydrogen

·        S-block elements

·        P-block elements

·        D & F-block elements

·        Coordination Compounds

·        Environmental chemistry

·        Purification and characterization of organic compounds

·        Some basic principles of organic chemistry

·        Hydrocarbons

·        Organic compounds contain hydrogen

·        Organic compounds containing oxygen

·        Organic compounds containing nitrogen

·        Polymers

·        Chemistry in everyday life

·        Principles related to practical chemistry

Syllabus for Maths

·        Sets, relations, and functions

·        Complex numbers & quadratic equation

·        Matrices and determinants

·        Permutation and combination

·        PMI

·        Binomial theorem

·        Sequences and series ‘

·        Limit, continuity, and differentiability

·        Integrals

·        Differential equations

·        Coordinate geometry

·        3-D geometry

·        Vector algebra

·        Statistics

·        Probability

·        Mathematical reasoning

Syllabus for JEE Mains Paper2

·        Awareness of person, people, building, and materials

·        Three-dimensional

. Drawing

Preparation Tips for JEE Mains 2021

JEE Mains February -March session has already gone. For those who think that they can prepare better now because of the availability of time. All you have to do is to follow some steps and work consistently towards achieving your goal.

Here are a few things to do:

1. Write the complete syllabus for JEE Mains in your notebook. Or Take out the printout of the syllabus.

2. Go through the complete syllabus again.

3. Choose books or take mock tests. NTA releases official mock tests every year. Try to solve them. Believe in quality and not in quantity.

4. Do self-study or watch youtube videos. There are many educators available online who teach free of cost. You can subscribe to their channel and learn from them.

5. Do not procrastinate.

6. Give mocks regularly and analyze your mistakes. Analyze every question you did right and you did wrong.

7. Be consistent and stop not until your reach your target.

Exam Pattern for JEE Mains 2021

Exam Pattern Paper-1

Mode of examinationOnline (Computer Based Online Test)
Time3 hours (4hrs for people with disabilities )
Medium of ExaminationEnglish, Hindi +13 more languages
No. of shift available9am to 12pm  and 3pm-6pm
QuestionsMCQs- 60Numerical Questions- 15 out of 30 has to be answered
Difficulty of questionsClass11 and 12
Marking Scheme+4 for the correct answer-1 for incorrect answers and no negative marking for the numerical questions (NQs)
Paper patternPart-1 Mathematics – 20 MCQs + 5 Numerical Questions to be attempted out of 10Part-2 Physics- 20 MCQs + 5 Numerical Questions to be attempted out of 10Part-3 Chemistry 20 MCQs + 5 Numerical Questions to be attempted out of 10 
Total Marks300 (100 for each section)

Exam Pattern Paper-2 (for B-Arch)

Mode of examinationOnline (Computer Based Online Test)
Time3 hours (4hrs for people with disabilities )
Medium of ExaminationEnglish, Hindi +13 more languages
No. of shift available9am to 12pm  and 3pm-6pm
QuestionsMaths and Aptitude followed by Numerical Questions  Drawing questions- requires drawing
Difficulty of questionsClass11 and 12
Marking Scheme+4 for the correct answer-1 for incorrect answers and no negative marking for the numerical questions (NQs)
Paper patternPart-1 Mathematics – 20 MCQs + 5 Numerical Questions to be attempted out of 10Part-2 Aptitude- 50 MCQsPart-3 Drawing 2Total Questions- 82
Total Marks400 (100 for Part-1 & each, 200 for Part-2)

Exam Pattern for B-Plan (paper 2-B)

Mode of examinationOnline (Computer Based Online Test)
Time3 hours
Medium of ExaminationEnglish, Hindi +13 more languages
No. of shift available3pm-6pm
QuestionsMaths, Aptitude and Planning 
Difficulty of questionsClass11 and 12
Marking Scheme+4 for a correct answer-1 for incorrect answers and no negative marking for the numerical questions (NQs)
Paper patternPart-1 Mathematics – 20 MCQs + 5 Numerical Questions to be attempted out of 10Part-2 Aptitude- 50 MCQsPart-3 Planning- 25 QuestionsTotal Questions- 105 ( 100 Qs are compulsory)
Total Marks400  

Mock tests for JEE Mains 2021

There are many mock tests available online. Just make sure to download mock tests for the official website. Every year NTA releases some mock tests to give students clarity of how an exam would look like. You can download those mock tests and start solving them. Also, many websites let you download previous years’ questions papers. You can download and start solving.

Exam Centres for JEE Mains 2021

While filling out the application form, there are options available to choose your exam center. You can click on the dropdown button and select the city, or place nearby.

You can choose four locations to give the test. It is advised to choose the ones that are nearby to save time and unnecessary worry to reach the place of the center a day before. Therefore, choose your city for exam centers carefully.

Result for JEE Mains 2021

After the conduct of the examination, NTA releases the result within 30 days. Students can download their report card from jeemain.nic.in.

Cut-off for JEE Mains 2021

The following is the trend of the cut-off trend for JEE Mains.

Gen- EWS70.243552878.2174869

Looking at the previous years’ trends, you can get a fair idea about the cut-off to qualify for JEE Advanced.

Counseling for JEE Mains 2021

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) conducts the process of admissions to various IITs, NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs. The process of counseling starts after the conduct of JEE Mains and Advanced. To participate in counseling, candidates have to register at the website of JoSAA and have to fill in their choices for the program.

There is no fees for registration for counseling. All you have to do is to keep an eye on the dates of counseling and fill your application form and choices carefully.

JoSAA counseling consists of 6 rounds and 2 mock rounds for the conduct of admissions.

Documents Required for Counselling

The following documents are required at the time of counseling:

·        Provisional seat allotment letter by JoSAA.

·        JEE Mains Admit Card

·        3 Passport size photographs (Same as the photos uploaded during registration)

·        Photo identity card

·        Adhar Card

·        Class X mark sheet

·        Class XII mark sheet

·        JEE Mains Scorecard

·        Category certificate (if belong any of the caste categories)

You must take the original documents along with 2-3 photocopies of the above-stated documents at the time of counseling.

The Final Note

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is one of the biggest examinations in the field of Engineering, Planning, and Architecture. But still, trust the process, fill out the application forms carefully, and prepare well. Don’t worry too much about the results. If you have prepared you won’t have any regrets.

All the best for your preparation! 

1. What is JEE Mains?

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is the National Level Examination, conducted every year by NTA (National Testing Agency). The examination is conducted to get admissions into the top-notch government universities for engineering, architectural, and planning courses.

2. Who is eligible for JEE Advanced?

Candidates whose rank is among the top 2,50,000 students are eligible for JEE Advanced.

3. Is 70percentile good in JEE Mains?

The criteria for percentile to be good or bad depends upon the cut-off released. With 70 percentile you can apply to various state universities to get into an undergraduate engineering degree.

4. Is 220 a good score in JEE Mains?

Yes, 220 is a very good score. If the percentile criteria meet the eligibility needs of JEE Advanced, you can sit for JEE Advanced as well.

5. What is the difference between JEE Mains and JEE Advanced?

With JEE Mains you can get admissions into NITs, GFTIs, and various state universities, whereas getting a good rank in JEE Advanced can help you get admissions in IITs and IIITs.

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