Joint Entrance Exam (Main) is led by CBSE, for affirmation in different Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, Institutions financed by taking an interest State Governments, and different Institutions. For designing courses, competitors show up in Paper – I and for engineering courses, applicants show up in Paper – II. Additionally, (JEE Main) is a qualification test for (JEE Advanced), which is for affirmation in undergrad programs offered by the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and ISM (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad.
JEE Main is held in different modes i.e. PC Based and in addition in Pen and paper design.
NTA conducts JEE Mains exams 4 times in a year.
1st session: February 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2021
2nd session: March 16, 17, and 18, 2021
3rd session: July 20, 22, 25 and 27, 2021
4th session: August 26, 27, 31 and September 1 & 2, 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Date of Birth

Students whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1994 are qualified for JEE (Main) 2021. In any case, upper age limit is loose by 5 years on account of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) competitors, i.e. SC, ST and PwD applicants who are conceived on or after October 01, 1988 are qualified. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University endorsement might be considered.

Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)

Candidates who have passed Class 12th in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE Main 2020.

Number of Attempts

JEE Main candidates can participate in the entrance exam for 3 consecutive years. The exam will be conducted twice a year, candidates may appear in both the sessions. If a candidate sits for both the sessions, it shall be counted as a single attempt.

Exam Pattern

JEE (Main) – 2020 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B. E. / B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch. / B. Planning.). Candidates may take Paper-1 (B. E. / B. Tech.), or Paper-2 (B. Arch. / B. Planning.), or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to.

Paper 1 (B.E./ B.Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Pen and Paper based OR Computer based
Paper 2 (B.Arch./ B.Planning) Mathematics – Part I Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test – Part III Objective type Objective type Questions to test drawing aptitude Only Pen and Paper based

Marks Distribution and No. of questions

S. No. Paper Courses Duration Type of Questions Questions Marks
1 Paper I For All undergraduate courses EXCEPT B.ARCH/ B.PLANNING(At Institutions other than IITs) 3 hours
Total 90 360
2 Paper II For B.ARCH/B. PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs) 3 hours
Part I - Mathematics
Part II - Aptitude Test
Part III - Drawing Test
Total 82 390

Exam pattern for JEE (Main) – 2020 has been predicted based on the pattern of 2019. It will be updated based on the announcements by the exam conducting committee.

Note: There is no printed application form for JEE (Main). However, the candidates are advised to retain hard copy of the application i.e. acknowledgement page for future reference or correspondence, if any.. Candidates are allowed to submit only one application form; multiple applications from a candidate will be rejected.

Important Dates

Events JEE 2021 Dates
JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates 1st session - Feb 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2021 2nd session - Mar 16, 17, and 18, 2021 3rd session: Jul 20, 22, 25 and 27, 2021 4th session: Aug 26, 27, 31 and Sep 1 & 2, 2021
JEE Main 2021 result date Session 1 - March 8, 2021 Session 2 - March 24, 2021 Session 3 - August 6, 2021 Session 4 - To be notified
Start date of JEE Advanced registration To be announced
JEE Advanced 2021 To be announced


  • Physics and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Rotational Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Solids and Liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Oscillation and Waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
  • Communication Systems
  • Experimental Skills
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Some basic Concepts in Chemistry
  • States of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Solutions
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals
  • Hydrogen
  • S-Block Elements (Alkali Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • P-Block Elements
  • d and f Block Elements
  • Co-ordination Compounds
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds
  • Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
  • Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Polymers
  • Biomolecules
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

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