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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 www.jeemain.nic.in

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