Exam JEE Main Analysis

Joint Entrance Examination – Main, formerly All India Engineering Entrance Examination, is an all India examination conducted by the National Testing Agency.

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JEE Main Highlights

Full Exam NameJoint Entrance Examination (Main)
Short Exam NameJEE Main
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency
Frequency of Conduct4 times a year
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
LanguagesAssamese, Bengali +11 More
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application Fee (General)650 Rs [Online]
Mode of ExamOnline
Mode of CounsellingOnline
Participating Colleges1621
Exam Duration3 Hours

Exam Fees

JEE Main 2021 Exam Fees

JEE Main Exam Paper (s) Appearing



JEE Mains 2021 Exam Centres in India

JEE Paper I or Paper II

650 (Boys)


325 (Boys)

325 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper I or Paper II 

1300 (Boys)

650 (Girls)

650 (Boys)

650 (Boys)

Foreign Exam Centres 

JEE Main Paper I or Paper II 

3000 (Boys)

1500 (Girls)

3000 (Boys)

1500 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper I or Paper II 

6000 (Boys)

3000 (Girls)

3000 (Boys)

3000 (Girls)

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Paper I Exam Pattern

Exam modeComputer-Based Test
Exam duration3 hours (4 hours for persons with benchmark disabilities)
Medium13 languages including English, Hindi and Gujarati
No. of shifts in JEE Main examtwo shifts per day (9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm)
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Type of Questions
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) – 60
  • Numerical questions – 30 out of which 15 have to be answered
Difficulty levels of questionsClass 11 and Class 12 

Paper I Exam Pattern

Pattern of JEE Main question paper

SubjectNo of Questions Marks
Part 1 - Mathematics 20 MCQs + 5 out of 10 NQs100
Part 2 - Physics20 MCQs + 5 out of 10 NQs100
Part 3 - Chemistry20 MCQs + 5 out of 10 NQs100
Total90 (75 questions compulsary)300
Marking Scheme used in JEE Main 2021 examCorrect Answer  Four marks (+4) 
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerMinus one mark (-1); No negative marking for NQs
Unanswered  No marks (0)

* MCQs- Multiple Choice Questions
*NQs - Numerical Questions

Languages allowed in JEE Main 2021 Questions Papers (Paper I ):

Candidates can now opt for the following languages to answer JEE Main 2021 question papers. This is a new change implemented from JEE Main exam this year.

LanguageExam Centres Location
EnglishAll Exam Centres
HindiAll Exam Centres in India
English & AssameseAssam
English & Bengali

West Bengal, Tripura and Andaman & Nicobar Island

English & Gujarati

Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

English & KannadaKarnataka
English & MarathiMaharashtra
English & MalayalamKerala and Lakshadweep
English & Odia


English & Punjabi

Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi

English & Tamil

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Island

English & TeluguAndhra Pradesh and Telangana
English & UrduAll Exam Centres in India

Note: Candidates who stay in the respective states mentioned above can only opt to answer JEE Main 2021 question paper in the regional language of the state. 

Paper II Exam Pattern

Exam modeComputer-based
Exam duration3 hours
Languages/ MediumCandidates can answer JEE main 2021 questions in 13 languages. The details and guidelines for languages are the same as for Paper 1.
Duration3 hours
JEE main 2021 Number of shiftsTwo shifts per day:
(9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm)
Type of Questions in JEE Main 2021For Maths and Aptitude -Multiple choice questions (MCQs) and Numerical Questions (NQs)
Drawing – questions requiring drawing



Paper I Exam Pattern

JEE Main Question Paper detailsSubject No of Questions Marks
Part 1 - Mathematics 20 MCQs + 10 Numerical (5 out of 10)100
Part 2 - Aptitude50 MCQs200
Part 3 - Drawing2100
Total (tentative)82 (77 questions are compulsory)400
Marking Scheme for MCQs Mathematics-Part I
Aptitude Test-Part II
Correct Answer  Four marks (+4) 
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerMinus one mark (-1). No negative marks for NQs
Unanswered  No mark (0)
Drawing Test – Part IIITwo questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks
Difficulty levels of questionsMaths and Aptitude - Class 11 and Class 12  standard

JEE Main Exam Pattern (Paper 2B) - B.Plan



Exam Mode

Computer-based test (CBT)

Exam Duration 

3 hours (3.00 pm to 6.00 pm)


Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Planning

Total number and type of questions

Maths - 20 MCQ questions and 10 numerical questions (5 out of 10)

Aptitude - 50 MCQs 

Planning - 25 questions.

Total Questions - 105 (100 questions are compulsory)

Marking Scheme

4 marks for a correct answer

-1 for an incorrect answer. No negative marks for numerical questions

Maximum Marks


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Eligibility Criteria

JEE Mains 2021 age limitThere is no age limit for appearing for the exam
Qualifying ExaminationCandidates must have passed class 12 or equivalent exam in 2019 or 2020. Candidates appearing for the class 12 board examination in  JEE Main 2021  exam will be also eligible.
Subjects to study in 10+2 or equivalentCandidates must have studied a minimum of 5 subjects which will be considered. They are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology/ Technical Vocational Subject, Language and any other subject
12th percentage required for JEE Mains 2021Candidates who have obtained pass marks in class 12 or equivalent are eligible.
Number of attemptsAll aspirants can appear four times a year. Students can appear for JEE Main for three years consecutively therefore the total attempts allowed for each student will be twelve in three years

NTA JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

CourseRequired Criteria
B.E/B.Tech.Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subject.
B.ArchPassed 10+2 examination with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or 10+3 Diploma with Maths
B.PlanningPassed 10+2 exam with Mathematics

Reservation Criteria



Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)27%
Scheduled Castes (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability3% horizontal
Female Category (supernumerary) only in NITs8 to 14 %
EWS (Supernumerary)10%

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Expected Dates

JEE Main Phase 1 Registration Start DateDecember 16, 2020
JEE Main Phase 1 Registration End DateJanuary 23, 2021
Correction of Application Form of JEE Main 2021January 27 to 30, 2021
JEE Main Phase 1 Admit Card Availability DateFebruary 11, 2021
JEE Main Phase 1 Exam DatesFebruary 23 to 26, 2021
JEE Man 2021 Phase 1 Result March 08, 2021

JEE Main Dates

JEE Main Phase 2 Dates:-

JEE Main Phase 2 Registration Start DateMarch 01, 2021
JEE Main Phase 2 Registration End DateMarch 09, 2021
JEE Main 2021 Application Fee DatesMarch 01 to 10, 2021
JEE Main April 2021 Admit Card Availability DateMarch 11, 2021
JEE Main 2021 Exam DatesMarch 16 to 18, 2021
JEE Main Answer KeyMarch 20, 2021
JEE Main 2021 Result by March 25, 2021

JEE Main Phase 3 Dates:-

Registration Start DateMarch 25, 2021
Registration Last DateApril 04, 2021
Form CorrectionMarch 25 to April 04, 2021
Admit Card DatePostponed
Exam DatePostponed
Answer Key DatePostponed
Results DatePostponed

Expected Cutoffs



Common Rank List (CRL)




Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)




Previous Year Trend..

JEE Main 2019 Cutoff


Total NTA Score Cutoff Based on Paper 1

Common Rank List (CRL)




Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)





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