JEE Main 2021 Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Book Suggestion.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Book Suggestion.

Conducted by NTA, JEE Main is the gateway to the prestigious engineering colleges across the country and the first step towards admission to IITs. The first session will be conducted in January 2021 and the second session in April 2021. However, it is likely that the JEE Main January 2021 registrations will be delayed as said by IIT Director. NTA Director has also stated earlier that the JEE Main 2021 dates will be impacted by the reopening of schools and boards exam schedule.

CBSE’s step of 30% syllabus reduction for class XI and XII, and with Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan boards now all set to reduce the syllabus for the academic year 2020-21JEE MAIN 2021 syllabus is most likely to get impacted. Syllabus reduction in CBSE board has placed NTA and IITs in a tricky position as many boards are yet to announce their syllabus reduction. NTA Director General Joshi commented, “We will take it to JAB which is the authority on these matters.” 






Exam Name

Exam Frequency

Exam Mode

JEE Main 2021

Twice a Year



Exam Papers



Exam Hours

Attempts Allowed

BTech, BArch and BPlan



3 Consecutive Years

Declaration of result

To be notified



Can JEE Main 2021 January Session get delayed?

  • With JEE Main 2020 April session getting postponed thrice, aspirants have doubts on the exam dates for JEE Main 2021 January session.
  • JEE Main 2020 April session has been concluded from September 1 – 6, 2020. 
  • As per NTA Director General Vineet Joshi, they are planning to hold the January session for JEE Main 2021 on time.
  • Planning another exam right after September will take time as shared by IIT Delhi Director Prof. Ramgopal Rao. He further added that the exam dates can be delayed by a month.
  • Also, if board examinations are postponed from March and the schools don’t open in time, then the exam dates can be impacted as well.


JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to read following JEE Main eligibility norms before applying:

  • Qualification: Candidates must qualify Intermediate (12th) from any recognized board or university to be eligible for examination.
  • For B.Tech Course: Candidates must have passed the qualifying exam with 5 subjects, Physics & Mathematics as main subject along with any one from Biology/ Biotechnology/ Chemistry/ Technical Vocational subject.
  • For B.Arch Course: Candidates must qualify 12th with minimum 50% He/ she must have Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as their mandatory subject to be eligible for JEE Main.
  • For B.Plan Course: Candidates must have passed qualifying exam with Mathematics as mandatory subject to be eligible for JEE Main.
  • Age limit: There is no age limit to apply for JEE Main 2021.
  • Passing Year: Only those candidates who have passed 12th in year 2019 or 2020 will be eligible to apply.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing 12th or equivalent examination in year 2021 will be also eligible to apply for JEE Main.


JEE Main 2021 Jan Dates (expected):




Mode of examination: Computer-based


January Session Dates (Tentative)

April Session Dates (Tentative)

Officially Notification Released on

November 2020

3rd week of August 2020

Registration Starting

1st week of December 2020

2nd week of February 2021

Last Date for Apply Registration

2nd week of December 2020

1st week of March 2021

fees can be paid online up to

December 2020

1st week of March 2021

Application Correction

December 2020

2nd week of  March 2021

Downloading of admit cards

1st week of December 2020

last week of March 2021

Dates of examinations

2nd week of January 2021

April 2021

JEE Main 2021 Application Form:


NTA is expected to begin JEE MAIN 2021 Registration for January session from December. Candidates must submit and fill the applications until the last date. The application form of JEE Main 2021 will be on the official website. Below are the steps to fill JEE Main 2021 application form online.

  1. Register for JEE Main 2021: In this step, candidates have to register online with the basic details of the candidates.
  2. Fill the online application form: Next, candidates have to fill information related to their personal, education, communication, parents/guardian details and about exam city and paper preferences.
  3. Uploading scanned images/documents: At this step, candidates have to upload the scanned photograph and signature with the given specifications.
  4. Pay JEE Main application fees: After uploading the documents, candidates have to pay the application fees of JEE Main 2021. Candidates have to pay the application fee in online mode only through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking/Paytm/UPI.






  • Candidates will be able to submit JEE Main 2021 application fee via online
  • Online mode of payment includes credit card, debit card or net banking.
  • The application fee will be non-refundable in any case.
  • Application fee as per courses & different categories are provided below:





In India

Outside India

B.E/ B.Tech or B.Arch. or B. Planning

Gen/ Gen-EWS/ OBC (NCL)

Boys- Rs. 650/-

Girls- Rs. 325/-

Boys- 3000/-

Girls- 1500/-

SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender

Boys-Rs. 325/-

Girls-Rs. 325/-

Boys- 1500/-

Girls- 1500/-

B.E/ B.Tech & B.Arch.


B.E/ B.Tech & B.Plan


B.E/ B.Tech , B. Arch & B.Plan


B.Arch. & B.Plan

Gen/ Gen-EWS/ OBC (NCL)

Boys- Rs. 1300/-

Girls- Rs. 650/-

Boys- Rs. 6000/-

Girls- Rs. 3000/-

SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender

Boys- Rs. 650/-

Girls- Rs. 650/-

Boys- Rs. 3000/-

Girls- Rs. 3000/-



JEE Main 2021 Application Form Correction

The portal for the correction of application form will open just after the last date of submission of the application form. The students can log in to their accounts and check the status of their application form and check whether any kinds of correction are required. The link for the correction portal will be made available on the official website. The specifications of the documents to be uploaded have been mentioned below:

Type of Document


Dimensions in cm


Passport size photograph


3.5 x 4.5




3.5 x 1.5



JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

JEE Main consists of three papers. Each paper to be conducted for 3 hours. JEE Main 2021 question paper will include both multiple-choice questions as well as numerical based questions. Check important highlights of JEE Main 2021 exam pattern below.



Mode of JEE Main exam

BTech/BPlan: CBT mode
BArch:CBT mode | CBT mode

Type of Questions

Objective (MCQs) and Numerical
Subjective BArch Drawing Paper

Number of Questions

75 for BTech
77 for BArch
100 for BPlan

Total Marks 

Paper 1:300 marks
Paper 2:400 marks
Paper 3:400 marks 


3 hours

Name of sections

BTech:3 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
BArch:3 (Drawing, Mathematics and Aptitude)
BPlan:3 (Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning Based Questions)

Marking Scheme

Correct Response: 4 marks
Incorrect Response: -1 mark

The difficulty level of the question papers

Easy to Moderate




JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

Candidates can check the JEE Main syllabus subject wise which comprises of syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and mathematics. Candidates will have to prepare for each subject in order to score well in the examination. Candidates may use NCERT books in order to prepare for JEE Main 2021. Candidates can check the syllabus of JEE Main 2021 for both Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech) and Paper 2 (B.Arch/B,Plan) here:

  • JEE Main Subject Wise Syllabus (B.E/ B.Tech Paper)



  • Sets, Relations & Functions
  • Matrices & Determinants,
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Limit, Sequences & Series
  • Differential Equations
  • Integral Calculus
  •  Continuity & Differentiability
  •  Three Dimensional Geometry
  •  Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Statistics & Probability
  •  Vector Algebra
  • Mathematical Reasoning and Trigonometry.


Physics Syllabus:

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


Chemistry Syllabus:


Physical Chemistry: Some Basic concepts in Chemistry, States of Matter, Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure, Atomic Structure, Solutions, Redox Reactions & Electrochemistry, Equilibrium, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, etc.


  • Inorganic Chemistry: General Principles & Process of Isolation of Metals, Hydrogen, p – Block Elements, s – Block Element, Co-ordination Compounds, d – and f – Block Elements, Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties, Environmental Chemistry, etc.
  • Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry, Organic Compounds Containing Halogens, Purification & Characterization of Organic Compounds, Hydrocarbons, Polymers, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Organic Compounds Containing Oxy



  • JEE Main Subject Wise Syllabus (B.E/ B.Tech Paper)

      Mathematics Syllabus:

  • Sets
  • Relations & Functions
  • Matrices & Determinants
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Limit
  • Sequences & Series
  •  Differential Equations
  • Integral Calculus
  •  Continuity & Differentiability
  •  Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Vector Algebra
  •  Mathematical Reasoning and Trigonometry.


Aptitude Test Syllabus:


  • Awareness of places,
  • persons Texture and objects related to Architecture and building environment
  • buildings and materials
  •  Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings
  •  Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Visualising different sides of 3D objects
  •  Analytical Reasoning.


  • Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, contrast and harmony.
  • Drawing and designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil, colour texture, building forms and elements, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surface & volumes
  • Generation of Plan, Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms, Elevations and 3 D views of objects
  • Sketching of scenes & activities from memory of urban scapes (public space, festivals, market, street scenes, recreational spaces, monuments, etc.), landscape (gardens, trees, river fronts, jungles, plants etc.) and rural life.

The candidates who wish to pursue B.Arch in the two IITs, namely, IIT Roorkee or IIT Kharagpur, have to appear for AAT (Aptitude Awareness Test).

AAT Syllabus:

Freehand Drawing: Simple drawing showing the entire object in its right proportion and form, surface texture, and details of its components in suitable scale, relative location, Ordinary domestic or everyday life utilizable objects like equipment, furniture, etc.

Geometrical Drawing: Activities in geometrical drawing containing lines, triangles, angles, quadrilaterals, circles , polygons, elevation (side or front views) of simple solid objects like cones, prisms,  splayed surface holders, cylinders, cubes, Study of plan (aerial view), etc.

Three-dimensional Perception: Perception and appreciation of 3D forms with building elements, Visualization through constituting objects in memory, volume colour and orientation,.

Imagination and Aesthetic Sensitivity: Composition activity with given elements, Creativity test through uncommon innovative check with recognizable objects, Context mapping, Logic of colour grouping.

Architectural Awareness: General awareness and interest of famous architectural creations – within the country and outside, places and celebrities (architects, designers etc.).



JEE Main 2021 Cut Off


JEE Main cut-off mainly depends on the overall percentile, the difficulty level of the questions and the number of candidates appearing for the examination. Every year, the JEE Main cut-off differs. The expected cut-off for JEE Main 2021 has been mentioned below:


Cut Off







Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled tribes (ST)





JEE Main 2021 Result:

JEE Main results will be released separately for the two sessions. The results can be downloaded from the official website. The results will display the marks and not the ranks secured by the students. All the marks obtained by the students will be converted to NTA Score. The result will show the NTA scores obtained by the students.

  • For B.E/B.Tech, the result will have the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics individually and also the total score.
  • For B.Arch. students, the result will show marks obtained in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Planning along with the total score obtained.
  • For B.Planning students, the result will display marks obtained in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing and the total score obtained.


  1. JEE Main Preparation Books 2021 for Paper 1

The candidates appearing for Paper 1 (for B.E./ B.Tech) will have to prepare the subjects of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. The subject-wise best books for Paper 1 preparation are given as:

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