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All you want to know about JEE 2021

Updated: Sep 22, 2020

NTA is responsible to conduct JEE Main from the year of 2019 onwards. Previously, the JEE Main exam was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) until 2018. JEE Main 2020 will now be held for 3 papers where Paper 1 is for B. E./B.Tech admissions, Paper 2 is for B.Arch admissions, while Paper 3 is for B. Planning. NTA will conduct JEE Main exam twice a year ie., the first exam in the month of January and the second exam in the month of April. Candidates can appear for the exam both the times and NTA will consider the best score to provide All India Rank. The duration of the exam is 3 hours and the official website for jee mains is

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The detailed JEE Main eligibility criteria to appear for the entrance exam are specified below

  • Age Criteria: There is no age limit for JEE Main 2020.

  • Qualifying Examinations: Candidates must have passed class 12 or equivalent exam in 2018 or 2019. Candidates appearing for the class 12 board examinations in 2020 will be also eligible for JEE Main.

  • Subjects to be Qualified in Qualifying Examination: Candidates 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. Candidates who have taken four subjects will not be eligible.

  • The number of attempts: All aspirants can appear twice in a year. Students can appear for JEE Main for three years consecutively therefore the total attempts allowed for each student will be six in three years.

Reservation Category:

  • OBC if they belong to the non-creamy layer 27%

  • Scheduled Castes 15%

  • Scheduled Tribes 7.5%

  • Persons with a disability with 40% or more 3%

  • Female category(Supernumerary) only in NITs 8% to 14%

  • EWS(Supernumerary)-10%

Colleges that take JEE Mains scores. Here a list of reputed colleges:-

  • IISc Bangalore

  • IIIT Hyderabad

  • NIT Trichy

  • NIT Warangal

  • NIT Surathkal

  • MNNIT Allahabad

  • DTU

  • MNIT Jaipur

  • All other NITs

  • All other IIITs

  • Many more reputed government colleges of their respective states…

JEE Main 2021 admit card for the January exam will be issued in December 2020. Only those candidates who have submitted JEE Main 2020 application between September and October will be issued the JEE Main 2021 admit card for the January session.

JEE Main New Pattern & Marking Scheme For Paper 1 or B.Tech/ B.E.

The JEE Main 2020 exam pattern for paper 1 is tabulated below:

Highlights of JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern For Paper

  1. Courses: It is held for engineering courses, i.e., B.Tech or B.E

  2. For Numerical value questions, no marks will be deducted for incorrect answers

  3. No marks will be awarded for unattempted questions.

  4. Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response or multi-responses.

  5. Marking Scheme: 4 marks for each correct response.

  6. Duration: 3 hours (4 hours for the candidates having 40% or more disability).

  7. Mode: It is a Computer Based Test.

  8. Language: Hindi, Gujarati or English (Candidates can select their preferred option while filling the application form)

  9. Subjects: The paper will be asked from subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

  10. Number of Questions: It consists of 60 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and 15 questions will have the answer to be filled as a numerical value.

JEE Main Exam Pattern For B. Arch or Paper 2

The JEE Main Exam Pattern for B. Arch or Paper 2 is tabulated below:

  1. For Part 1 & Part 2 Correct Answer – 4 Marks Incorrect Answer – Minus 1 Mark Unanswered Questions – 0 Marks For Numerical value questions, no marks will be deducted for incorrect answers

  2. For Part 3 Two questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks

JEE Main Exam Pattern For B. Planning or Paper 3

JEE Main Exam Pattern for B. Planning or Paper 3 is tabulated below:

  1. For MCQs Correct Answer – 4 Marks Incorrect Answer – Minus 1 Mark Unanswered Questions – o Marks

  2. For Numerical Value Questions For Numerical value questions, no marks will be deducted for incorrect answers Each correct answer carries 4 marks

JEE Main Syllabus - Important Topics with weightage

While studying the complete syllabus is important, it is also a wise strategy to give importance to those topics that carry weightage in JEE Main. An analysis of the past 20 years of the papers of JEE Main and AIEEE shows the following topics are important. The respective weightage of the same is given below. Make sure to incorporate this in your how to prepare for JEE Main plan.

JEE Main 2020 Physics Topics with Weightage

  1. Physics and Measurement - 4% weightage

  2. Work Energy and Power - 3% weightage

  3. Rotational Motion - 3% weightage

  4. Properties of Solids and Liquids - 5% weightage

  5. Kinetic theory of Gases - 3% weightage

  6. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating currents - 3% weightage

  7. Experimental skills - 3% weightage

  8. Kinematics - 3% weightage

  9. Laws of motion - 3% weightage

  10. Gravitation - 2% weightage

  11. Thermodynamics - 9% weightage

  12. Oscillations and Waves - 3% weightage

  13. Electrostatics - 9% weightage

  14. Current Electricity - 8% weightage

  15. Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism - 5% weightage

  16. Electromagnetic Waves - 5% weightage

  17. Optics- 10% weightage

  18. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation - 6% weightage

  19. Atoms and Nuclei - 3% weightage

  20. Electronic devices - 14% weightage

  21. Communication Systems - 5% weightage

JEE Main 2020 Maths Topics with Weightage

  1. Sets, Relations and Functions - 5% weightage

  2. Complex numbers and quadratic equations - 7% weightage

  3. Matrices and Determinants - 7% weightage

  4. Permutations and combinations - 4% weightage

  5. Binomial theorem and its simple applications - 2% weightage

  6. Sequence and series - 5% weightage

  7. Integral Calculus - 9% weightage

  8. Limit, continuity and differentiability - 10% weightage

  9. Co-ordinate geometry - 15% weightage

  10. Three Dimensional Geometry - 6% weightage

  11. Vector Algebra - 5% weightage

  12. Statistics and Probability - 8% weightage

  13. Trigonometry - 4% weightage

  14. Mathematical reasoning - 3% weightage

  15. Differential equations - 3% weightage

  16. Mathematical Induction - 3% weightage

Go through JEE Main Preparation Tips for Maths to better your preparation efforts

JEE Main 2020 Chemistry Topics with Weightage

  1. States of matter - 3% weightage

  2. Atomic Structure - 3% weightage

  3. Solutions - 5% weightage

  4. Chemical Thermodynamics - 4% weightage

  5. Equilibrium - 6% weightage

  6. Redox Reaction and Electrochemistry - 4% weightage

  7. Chemical kinetics - 3% weightage

  8. Surface Chemistry - 1% weightage

  9. General Principle and process of Isolation of metals - 2% weightage

  10. Classification of Elements and Periodic table - 3% weightage

  11. Hydrogen - 3% weightage

  12. p- Block Elements - 5% weightage

  13. S - Block Elements Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals - 1% weightage

  14. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure- 5%

  15. d - and f - BLOCK ELEMENTS - 4% weightage

  16. Co-ordination Compounds - 4% weightage

  17. Environmental Chemistry - 3% weightage

  18. Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds -s 3% weightage

  19. Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry - 3% weightage

  20. Hydrocarbons - 3% weightage

  21. Organic Compounds containing Halogens - 2% weightage

  22. Organic Compounds containing Oxygen - 6% weightage

  23. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen - 1% weightage

  24. Polymers - 3% weightage

  25. Biomolecules - 3% weightage

  26. Chemistry in Everyday Life - 4% weightage

  27. Principles Related to Practical Chemistry - 3% weightage

JEE Main Cutoff for Top IIITs - 2019 vs 2018

Below are the previous year’s cutoff for top NITs in India for two programmes – Computer Science and Engineering & Electrical Engineering


Study Plan:

Step 1: Start with Basics

As the syllabus is vast and comprehensive it is important for the students to get a grip on all basic concepts which will help them solve the questions. You can download our app here to get useful resources and study materials for free.

Step 2: Learn Shortcut Methods

As the JEE examination is a speed-based paper, it is important to know shortcut methods that would help the student solve the questions in no time. You can access some of the free videos uploaded on our channel to learn some short cut methods. Here is a sample:

Step 3: Solve Chapter wise Questions

To get a grip on multiple-choice questions, students should solve various models of questions topic wise across various subjects to implement the basics and shortcut methods learned. He should then solve online chapter-wise tests so as to devise a strategy to manage time well.

Step 4: Solve Previous Year Questions

It is important to know the types of model questions asked in previous years. This will help the students get a feel of questions asked in the examination and help them strategize their approach accordingly.

Step 5: Solve and Analyze Mock Tests

The most important aspect of the exam is to get comfortable with the online format of the exam. As this was introduced just this year students did face hassles getting used to the online format. The key is to attempt as many papers as possible with quality analysis post the attempt. This will help students in fine-tuning their strategy and make them exam ready. Join our telegram study group to get free study materials, quizzes, and much more. Click here: SparkStudy

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  • Emphasis on basics and concept building

  • Shortcut Methods to solve questions quickly

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