JEE Main 2021: Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Date

  • JEE Main 2021 will be organized in the month of January 2021 as well as in April 2021 through online CBT mode.
  • Joint Entrance Exam popularly known as JEE (Main) is a national level entrance test held every year.
  • This renowned entrance test is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) which is an agency formulated by MHRD, Govt. of India.
  • Through this national entrance exam, many candidates qualifying this entrance test are provided admission into UG engineering programmes in various IITs, NITs, CFTIs and other renowned institutions.
  • Candidates have to appear for JEE Main Paper –I. While for admission into B.Arch & B.Plan courses For admission into B.E/B.Tech courses.
  • Students are required to qualify JEE Main Paper –II & III.

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JEE-Main 2021 Details



JEE Main 2021 Important Dates


Events January Session Dates April Session Dates
Release of Notification August 2020
Starting of Registration process 1st week of September 2020 1st week of February 2021
Image correction starts 2nd week of September 2020 February 2021
End of registration 2nd week of October 2020 1st week of March 2021
Last date of fee payment & uploading of images 2nd week of October 2020 2nd week of March 2021
Application Correction starts 3rd week of October 2020 March 2021
Release of Admit card 1st week of December 2020 3rd week of March 2021
JEE Main Exam 2nd week of January 2021 2nd week of April 2021
Display of Answer key January 2021 April 2021
Declaration of Result Last week of January 2021 Last week of April 2021
Counselling process starts June/ July 2021



JEE Main 2021 Application Form

Students can get information related to JEE Main 2021 in the below provided section:

  • JEE Main 2021 Application process will get started from first week of September 2020 (January session) through online mode (link will be provided above).
  • Students will be able to register themselves for JEE Main through NTA website.
  • For the April session, the registration will begin from first week of February 2021.
  • Students are advised to register through valid mail id and phone number. Complete details will be sent to it by the authority.
  • Only one application must be submitted by single applicant. More than one application will get rejected by the authority.
  • Complete application process will contain various steps like Registration, Filling up of Application form, Image uploading, Application Fee payment and Printing of Application form.
  • Students will get an SMS/ mail on their registered mobile number or mail id regarding successful submission of form after completing the application process.
    After completion of application process, students are advised to print the application form and fee payment proof for any further use in future.



Application Fee of JEE-Main 2021:

  • Payment Mode: JEE Main Application Fee payment can be paid through online mode.
  • Students will be able to pay the fee through net banking/debit or credit card, PAYTM or UPI mode. No offline mode will be allowed to pay the application fee.

Know category wise application fee for JEE Main as per the past trends below:

Papers Category Application Fee
Exam Center in India Exam Center Outside India
Gen/Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL candidates Boys – Rs.650
Girls – Rs.325
Boys – Rs.3000
Girls – Rs.1500
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender candidates Boys – Rs.325
Girls – Rs.325
Boys – Rs.1500
Girls – Rs.1500
B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch
B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning
B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch &
B.Arch & B.Planning
Gen/Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL candidates Boys – Rs.1300
Girls – Rs.650
Boys – Rs.6000
Girls – Rs.3000
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender candidates Boys – Rs.650
Girls – Rs.650
Boys – Rs.3000
Girls – Rs.3000



Correction of JEE Application Form

The image correction facility will get started after the application process ends. Students will be able to make correction in the images uploaded wrongly while applying for JEE Main.

The image correction will be started from second week of September 2020 (January session). For the April session, correction in the images will be available from February 2021.

Besides, correction in images, students will be able to make correction in various details entered in the application form. One time facility will be provided to the candidates to make correction in the details entered in the application. Students may have to pay additional fee to make correction. The correction in the details will get started in the third week of October 2020 (January session) and in March 2021 (April session).



Eligibility Criteria

The JEE Main Eligibility criterion is provided in the below given section. Students must go through the complete eligibility before applying for the form:

General Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Indian nationals as well as international applicants are eligible to apply.
  • International Applicants: Applicants from foreign countries are required to obtain the necessary marks /percentage from board recognized by AIU to be eligible for JEE Main.
  • Age Criterion: There is no age limit prescribed to apply for JEE Main 2021.
  • Attempt Limit: There will be no attempt limit.



  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidate must have passed 12th level or its equivalent in 2019 or 2020 from a recognized board or university.
  • Appearing: Students who are appearing for their 12th level in the 2021 session are also eligible to apply. Students who have passed their 12th level in 2018 or before and those appearing in 2021 exam or later are not eligible for JEE Main 2021.


Qualifying Subjects:

  • For B.E/B.Tech: Applicants in 12th level should have passed with at least of five subjects – Physics & Mathematics subjects as compulsory along with Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology or any other technical vocational as optional subjects.
  • For B.Arch: Students must pass intermediate level with Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry as compulsory subjects.
  • For B.Plan: Candidate should have passed 12th level with Mathematics as compulsory subject.
  • Diploma: Those students who are holding diploma are also eligible to apply. Such candidates are eligible for admissions in IIT’s only.



Eligibility for Participating Institutions (NITs, CFTIs, IITs, SFTI’s & others):

For admission into NIT’s, IIT’s, CFTI’s & other institutions through CSAB, candidate’s All India Rank will be considered. However, student must have obtained 75% (ST/SC – 65%) marks or come under top 20 percentile in 12th level.

Admission into B.Arch in NIT’s, IIT’s, CFTI’s & other institutions will be only provided to the students who will have passed qualifying exam with aggregate of 50% marks and same in PCM subjects.


State Of Eligibility:

  • Students will be required to fill the state code of eligibility at the time of registration process. The students will have to choose the state code of eligibility from which they have qualified their 12th level exam.
  • The state code of eligibility will not depend upon the native or residence place of the appearing candidate.
  • For the Indian nationals passing the 12th level from an institution located abroad, the state code of eligibility will be determined based on permanent address of India provided on the passport.



JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

Students must go through below given JEE Main Exam pattern to know various details about the entrance test:

  • Mode of Exam: JEE Main is held through online CBT mode. The drawing test of JEE Main Paper II (B.Arch) will be held in Pen and paper mode.
  • Time Duration: 3 hours will be provided to complete the paper. In case of PWD candidate with 40% disability, 1 hour will be provided extra for completing the paper.
  • Language Medium: Students will be able to attempt the paper in English & Hindi. For the students appearing for the exam in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli exam centers, the language of paper will be in English, Hindi & Gujarati.
  • Papers: For B.E/ B.Tech course, JEE Main Paper – I will be conducted. While for B.Arch & B.Plan admission, JEE Main Paper – 2 and JEE Main paper – 3 will be held.
  • Questions Type: The questions present in the paper will be of objective type. Also, as per the latest changes in the pattern of JEE Main, there will be questions in which answers are to be made in numerical values. While the drawing test in JEE Main Paper 2 will be of subjective type.
  • Number of Questions: The total number of questions in JEE Main Paper -1 (B.E/ B.Tech) – 75 questions; JEE Main Paper -2 (B.Arch) – 77 questions; JEE Main Paper -3 (B.Plan) – 100 questions.
  • Total Marks: JEE Main Paper – 1 (B.E/ B.Tech) will be of total 300 marks. While, JEE Main Paper -2 & 3 for B.Arch/ B.Plan will be of total 400 marks.
  • Marking Pattern: For every correct answer, 4 marks will be given. For every incorrect response, 1 mark will get deducted.



JEE Main Paper – I (B.E/ B.Tech)

Subject Number of Questions Marks Distribution
Physics 25 100
Mathematics 25 100
Chemistry 25 100
Total 75 300



JEE Main Paper – II (B.Arch)

Subject Number of Questions Marks Distribution
Aptitude Test 50 200
Mathematics 25 100
Drawing Test 2 100
Total 77 400



JEE Main Paper – III (B.Plan)

Subject Number of Questions Marks Distribution
Aptitude Test 50 200
Mathematics 25 100
Planning Based Questions -Part II 25 100
Total 100 400



JEE Main 2021 Syllabus:

For the JEE Main 2021 syllabus has been updated and updated list are here