JEE Mains 2021: Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus and More

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JEE Mains is one of the most popular engineering entrance exams, conducted by NTA. Based on the scores of JEE Mains and Advanced, students get admission into Bachelor- level Engineering, Architecture and Planning courses in top Indian universities like IITs, NITs, IIITs, etc. Many state and private universities also depend on JEE Mains scores for the admission process. Let us have a look at important dates, the application process, paper pattern and syllabus for JEE Mains 2021!

JEE Main April- May 2021 Exam Postponed, Scroll Down to Check the Dates!

Important Dates

  • The JEE Main Exams will be held on 27th, 28th and 30th April 2021!
  • JEE Main 2021 for February and March results are available on the NTA website. 
  • JEE Main 2021, as told by the Minister of Education of the Union, will take place in four sessions in February, March, April and May. 
  • The JEE Main Application Form 2021 was published on 16 December 2020 and candidates can register on its official website until 16 January 2021. Application forms will be available soon for the May session exams.

JEE Main Latest News Updates

  • The JEE Mains exams scheduled for April -May are likely to be postponed to the end of July- August due to the rising COVID-19 cases in India.
  • As the 12th Board exams are likely to be held in the month of July, all NTA entrances have been postponed so the two do not overlap. 
  • JEE Advanced 2021 postponed and the new dates will be announced in the coming days. 
  • JEE Mains will be held in 13 languages for the first time.
  • The syllabus has been reduced by several boards under COVID-19. Taking this into account, NTA also agreed to revise the pattern of the JEE Main 2021 Article.
  • There will be options for JEE Key 2021 question papers. In each subject of Physics and Chemistry, there will be 30 questions. And Math, which is divided into two parts.
  • Section A will have 20 questions, while there will be 10 questions in section B. Candidates are required to answer just half of the total 10 questions asked in Section B.
  • The total questions that need to be answered (Physics 25, Chemistry 25 and Mathematics 25) will remain the same.
  • JEE Main 2021 will be transmitted in various regional languages. Similar to the NEET entrance exam, in addition to English and Hindi, JEE Main 2021 will also be approved in various regional languages. Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu are among the other regional languages.
  • In India, JEE Main 2021 will be carried out through 329 exam centres.

Must Read: Are NCERT Books Enough for JEE Mains?

JEE Main 2021 Registration

  • The JEE Main Registration for the upcoming 2021 sessions started on December 16, 2020.
  • Candidates are eligible to apply until 16 January 2021. The last date on which the JEE Main Registration Fee will be paid is January 17, 2021.
  • Not only for February but for all four, students can fill in an online application form or register, i.e., Examinations for February, March, April and May 2021 at this stage.
  • Fees for all sessions during the registration process will have to be charged by the students right now. However, the payments are refundable.
  • If a student wishes to attend any particular session for which they have registered or is unable to attend, they may request a refund of the fees.
  • The student will not be able to move his or her registration for another month.
  • Within the time the application window is opened, the fee refund must also be submitted.
  • For each test, students may apply to a different city. If a student thinks that during a session, they will be in another city this might choose a different examination city.

The need for a coaching centre to do the training is entirely subjective and depends on the caliber and preference of the student. Through their guidance, coaching centers can provide you with a course and can add regularity to the study pattern. It will also continuously review your results, helping you improve. Self-research, on the other hand, has its own benefits. You can save time, energy and money while travelling. In the case of self-study, be very concentrated during school lectures and help your school teachers explain their doubts.

Admit Card for JEE Mains 2021

  • For the January session of JEE Main 2021, NTA will issue the JEE Main Admit Card.
  • Applicants may use their application number and DOB to download their admission card by logging on to the official website (
  • Last session, the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card had four pages, including information on “Important Candidate Instructions” on Page No. 2 and “Candidate Advisory on COVID-19” on Pages No. 3 and 4.
  • The hall ticket is a required paper that a candidate must bring along with a valid ID certificate on the exam day.
  • It contains essential candidate and exam details, i.e., the name and address of the exam centre, test day directions, photograph and signature of the candidate, and more.
  • Candidates must remember that for applicants participating in the JEE Main January and April sessions, a separate JEE Main Admit Card will be given.

JEE Main Syllabus

Here is the syllabus for Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.)- Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry-


  •  Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Complex numbers and quadratic equations
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Mathematical inductions
  • Binomial theorem and its simple applications
  • Sequences and Series
  • Limit, Continuity and Differentiation
  • Integral Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability 
  • Trigonometry


  • Physics and Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Rotational Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of solids and liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Oscillations and waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
  • Communication Systems
  • Experimental Skills


  • Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry
  • States of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Solutions
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry- Classification of elements and periodicity
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals
  • Hydrogen
  • S. Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals  
  • P- Block Elements 
  • d – and f- Block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds
  • Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic Compounds containing Halogens, Nitrogen and Oxygen
  • Polymers
  • Biomolecules
  • Carbohydrates
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Principles related to Practical Chemistry

Syllabus for Architecture


  • Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Mathematical Inductions
  • Binomial Theorem and its simple applications
  • Sequences and Series
  • Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
  •  Integral Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Coordinate Geometry 
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometry
  •  Mathematical Reasoning


Awareness of persons. Buildings, Materials. Objects, Texture related to Architecture and Built-environment. Visualising three dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings. Visualising. Different sides of three-dimensional objects. Analytical Reasoning & Mental Ability 


The Drawing section is to test the candidates’ proficiency to recall a wide range of topics and objects and draw them with precision.

Syllabus for B. Planning


  • Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Mathematical Inductions
  • Binomial Theorem and its simple applications
  • Sequences and Series
  • Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
  •  Integral Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Coordinate Geometry 
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometry
  •  Mathematical Reasoning

Other Sections

  • Aptitude
  • General knowledge 
  • Social Sciences
  • Thinking Skills: Comprehension, map reading skills, scale, distance, direction, area, critical reasoning; understanding of charts, graphs and tables; basic concepts of statistics and quantitative reason

JEE Main Exam Pattern

Paper 1: B Tech

Exam Mode Computer-based Test
Exam Duration 3 hours (4 hours for PWD)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry & Maths
Total No. of Questions 90 (75 to be answered)
Type of Questions Objective and Numerical questions
Marking Scheme 4 marks for correct answer-1 mark for incorrect answer

Paper 2: B Plan & BArch

Exam Mode Computer Based Test 
Exam Duration 3 hours (4 hours for PWD)
Subjects Mathematics, Aptitude Test & Drawing/Planning Test
Total No of Questions BArch: 82 questionsBPlanning: 100 questions
Type of Questions Objective, Numerical and Drawing
Marking Scheme 4 marks for correct answer-1 mark for incorrect answer

JEE Main Question Paper

The JEE Main question paper for 2021 is available on the NTA website. By clicking on the link- Question Paper and Answer Key, aspirants can download the pdf and use it for practise.

JEE Main Mock Test

NTA is the official body that conducts JEE Main amongst other nationwide tests. To help candidates prepare for these exams, NTA releases a set of mock tests for exams like JEE, NEET, UGC-NET, GPAT etc. JEE Main aspirants can get mock tests on the official website of NTA. Click here to get the mock tests

Candidates can also use NTA Abhyas App for topics-wise or full practise test.

JEE Mains Result

The results for JEE Main sessions February and March are available on the official website. Candidates can download their scorecard using their application number and date of birth.

Click here to check the March JEE Mains Result 2021

JEE Main Toppers

Here is a list of IIT JEE Main Toppers who scored a perfect 100 percentile-

  • Madur Adarsh Reddy (Telangana)
  • Bannuru Rohit Kumar Reddy (Telangana)
  • Josyula Venkata Aditya (Telangana
  • Mridul Agarwal (Rajasthan)
  • Zenith Malhotra (Rajasthan)
  • Rohit Kumar (Rajasthan)
  • Siddharth Kalra (Delhi)
  • Kavya Chopra (Delhi)
  • Bakshi Gargi Makarand (Maharashtra)
  • Atharv Abhijit Tambat (Maharashtra)
  • Bratin Mondal (West Bengal)
  • Ashwin Abraham (Tamil Nadu)
  • Kumar Satyadarshi (Bihar)

JEE Mains 2021 Preparation Tips

  1. Start from Class XI: Beginning the preparation from Class XI is always advisable, as you have chosen your stream and are conscious if you are going to sit for JEE Main. As two years are more than enough for healthy and good planning, starting at XI will also save you from taking a drop after XII.
  2. Be comprehensive with the topics: keeping the concepts simple is really important for students, as the questions can be set in every way. Students should also answer complicated questions with simple definitions.
  3. Practice Test Focused Questions: After the learning process, candidates must practice exam-oriented questions, which often allow them to evaluate and correct their errors.
  4. Get Good Study Material: Each book uses different principles to clarify methodologies. Some texts, while some use technical jargon, provide simple explanations. Candidates should use books that are most suitable for them in a language that they are familiar with.
  5. Practice Sample Papers: Sample papers are the blueprints of real paper that familiarize students with the pattern of the test, degree of complexity, relevant topics replicated through the years, scheme of marking and time constraint. Students must therefore prepare Sample Papers or Previous Year Issue Papers.

JEE Mains 2021: Exam Review

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Is JEE Main easy?

JEE Main is considered one of the toughest exams in India. It is conducted every year for candidates interested in getting admissions in universities like IITs, NITs and other engineering colleges in India.

What if we fail in JEE mains?

Candidates who fail to qualify JEE mains have three attempts in total to crack the exam in the near future. Reserved category students get more attempts for appearing for the exam.

How can I do BTech without JEE?

There are various exams for BTech courses offered by state and private universities like BITSAT, VITEEE, SRMJEE, WBJEE, MET, KEAM and more.

Is NCERT enough for JEE?

NCERTs are extremely important for JEE Mains and all candidates use NCERTs along with other books for preparing for the exam.

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  1. This blog covers all the important topics to be covered for preparing for the exam, thanks for sharing such useful information.

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