JEE Main 2021: Check Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Exam-Pattern and Other Important Details

JEE Main 2021: Check Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Exam-Pattern and Other Important Details

Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE-Main) formerly known as the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) is a pan-India examination arranged by the National Testing Agency. This exam is structured for all the engineering and architecture students who want to get admitted to colleges accepting JEE-score like Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), National Institute of Technology (NITs), etc. It was introduced in the year 2002 and restructured in 2013. The exam can be given in English, Hindi and Gujarati. The exam is divided into 3 papers:  Paper 1 is for Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)/Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) courses, Paper 2 is for Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) and Paper 3 is for B.Planning courses. An aspirant of science-background student can opt for both or any papers. Paper 1 which is a computer based test is mandatory for all the aspirants.

Latest Updates

Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, the National Testing Agency postponed the JEE Main 2020 examinations, this germinated various queries about the exam date of JEE Main 2021 among the aspirants. However, like other years, the exam for JEE Main 2021 is expected to be held in the month of January 2021 and in April 2021 in online CBT mode. 

JEE Main 2021: Specifications

Exam Name

Joint Entrance Examination - Main


Physics, Chemistry, Maths

Examination Mode

Paper 1 & 2 - Online Mode, Paper 3 - Written

Total Marks


Exam Languages

English, Hindi and Gujarati


Twice every year


Maximum 3 attempts in successive years


3 hours for each paper

JEE Main 2021: Eligibility Criteria

Here are some conditions for the candidate to get into IITs, NITs and CFTIs to be followed along with the JEE Main:-

  • Should have secured at least 75% marks in class 12th board’s examination; or
  • Present in the top 20 percentile in the 12th board’s examination performed by respective boards.
  • For ST or SC candidates – At least 65% in the class 12th board’s examination.

Subject combinations prescribed in the qualifying examination for admission to B.E./B.Tech. & B. Arch. /B. Planning Courses in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs are as under:-


Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Examination

B.E. / B.Tech

Passed qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subjects.


Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.


Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics

IITs and NITs

Here’s a list of top performing IITs according to National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019:

NIRF Rankings


NIRF Score


Indian Institute of Technology Madras



Indian Institute of Technology Delhi



Indian Institute of Technology Bombay



Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur



Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur



Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee



Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati


Here’s a list of top performing NITs according to National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019:

NIRF Rankings


NIRF Score


National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli



National Institute of Technology Rourkela



National Institute of Technology Karnataka



National Institute of Technology Warangal



National Institute of Technology Calicut



National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra



Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology 


IIT JEE 2021: Important Dates


  Important Dates 2021

January Session Dates

April Session Dates

Release of Notification

November 2020

Commencement of Registration process

December 2020

1st week of February 2021

Image correction starts

December 2020

February 2021

Deadline for registration

December 2020

1st week of March 2021

Deadline for fee payment & images upload

December 2020

2nd week of March 2021

Correction Window

January 2021

March 2021

Issuance of Admit card

January 2021

3rd week of March 2021

JEE Main Exam

2nd week of January 2021

2nd week of April 2021

Publication of Answer key

January 2021

April 2021

Declaration of Result

February 2021

Last week of April 2021

Commencement of Counselling process

June/ July 2021

JEE Main 2021: Syllabus

JEE Main Syllabus 2021- Paper 1


Complex numbers and quadratic equations; Matrices and determinants; Sets, relations and functions; Mathematical induction; Permutations and combinations; Mathematical reasoning; Limit, continuity and differentiability; Integral calculus; Three-dimensional geometry; Differential equations; Binomial theorem and its simple applications; Sequences and series; Vector algebra; Statistics and probability; Trigonometry; Coordinate geometry


Section A

Physics and measurement; Rotational motion; Thermodynamics; Kinematics

Work, energy and power; Properties of solids and liquids; Gravitation; Laws of motion; Oscillations and waves; Electronic devices; Kinetic theory of gases; Current electricity; Communication systems; Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents; Magnetic effects of current and magnetism; Optics; Electromagnetic waves; Atoms and nuclei; Electrostatics; Dual nature of matter and radiation

Section B

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

Organic Chemistry

Purification and characterization of organic compounds; Hydrocarbons; Chemistry in everyday life; Principles related to practical chemistry; Organic compounds containing halogens; Organic compounds containing oxygen; Organic compounds containing nitrogen; Polymers; Some basic principles of organic chemistry; Biomolecules

Inorganic Chemistry

Classification of elements and periodicity in properties; Hydrogen; Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals); P Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements; d- and f - block elements; Coordination compounds; Environmental chemistry; General principles and processes of isolation of metals

JEE Main Syllabus 2020- Paper 2

Part 1

Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials. Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build—environment. Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings. Visualizing different sides of three-dimensional objects. Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).

Part 2

Three dimensional - perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3 D views of objects. Creating two dimensional and three dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.

Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, etc.), landscape (river fronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life.

Part 3

General Awareness regarding development issues, government programs/schemes etc., Comprehension, critical thinking and analytical skills, graphs, charts and map reading skills, simple statistics, CBSE class X Social Sciences topics.

Number of Exam Applicants


Number of Participants

2020- 1st Phase


2019- 2nd Phase


2019- 1st Phase
















JEE Main 2021: Application Form

JEE Main 2021 Application process will begin from the 1st week of December 2020 and 1st week of February 2021 for the January session and April session, respectively, in online mode. Students will have to register themselves on the official website of NTA and apply for the JEE Main. For the registration on NTA website, students must register themselves with a valid mail id and phone number and submit only one application as submission of multiple application forms leads to the rejection by the authority. The registration process for JEE Main 2021 will start with the registration on NTA website and continue with Application Form filling, Image Uploading, Application Fee Payment and end at the Print out of the successfully submitted Application Form. Once the application form is successfully submitted, students will get an SMS/ mail on their registered mobile number or mail id about the successful submission of application form. Students must take out a print out of the application form and fee payment evidence for any further reference.

 JEE MAIN 2021: Registration Fees

Exam Centre Location


General/Gen- EWS/OBC (NCL) (Male) (INR)

SC/ST/PWD/Transgender/Girls (INR)


Single Paper



  • B.E./B.Tech and B. Arch
  • B.E./B.Tech and B. Planning
  • B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch and B.Planning
  • B.Arch and B.Planning




Single Paper



  • B.E./B.Tech and B. Arch
  • B.E./B.Tech and B. Planning
  • B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch and B.Planning
  • B.Arch and B.Planning



Payment mode: JEE Main Application Fee can be paid only in online mode using the net banking/debit or credit card, PAYTM or UPI mode. 

JEE Main 2021: Admit Card

JEE Main 2021 admit card will be issued online before a month from the date of examination. Applicants will have to download the JEE-Main April session 2021 admit card from the official website by entering their JEE Main login credentials like their application number and date of birth or password and security pin. Any hard copy of the admit card will not be posted to the aspirants. Admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam centre as without this the students will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. JEE Main 2021 Admit Card will comprise important details such as exam centre name & address, exam day instructions, candidate's photograph & signature, etc. Along with the admit card, the students will be required to carry a government-approved photo identity proof.. The students are suggested to save a copy of their admit card for future references.

Steps to Download JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

  • Go to the official website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in
  • Click on the “Download Admit Card” link
  • JEE Main 2021 admit card will be downloadable by using the Application Number and Password or DOB.
  • Fill your JEE Main Application Number and DOB/ Password.
  • Fill in the security pin.
  • Sign in →  download your admit card for JEE Main 2021

Details available in the admit card:-

  • Candidate’s name
  • Application no.
  • Roll no.
  • Father's name
  • Course
  • D.O.B.
  • Gender
  • Category
  • State of Eligibility
  • Candidate's photograph
  • PwD Status
  • Test city and Centre code
  • Date and shift of examination
  • Paper (Paper-I/Paper-II/Paper-III)
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Candidate and parent signature
  • Important instructions

JEE Main 2021: Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: JEE Main 2021 will be held in online mode as CBT. The drawing test of JEE Main Paper II (B.Arch) will be conducted in offline mode as Pen and paper test.
  • Time Duration: 3 hours will be given to attempt the whole paper. One additional hour will be given to the PWD candidates with 40% disability.
  • Language Medium: English & Hindi will be the language-medium of JEE Main 2021. For the aspirants taking the exam in exam centres situated in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the language-medium of the paper will be English, Hindi & Gujarati.
  • Papers: For B.E/ B.Tech programme, only JEE Main Paper – I will be conducted. However, for B.Arch & B.Plan admission, JEE Main Paper – 2 and JEE Main paper – 3 will also be held.
  • Questions Type: MCQ type questions will be there in the question paper for students to attempt. According to the latest alterations in the exam-pattern of JEE Main, there will be objective questions which will have to be answered in numerical values. For the drawing test in JEE Main Paper 2, there will be subjective type questions.
  • Number of Questions: A total of 75 questions will be there in JEE Main Paper -1 (B.E/ B.Tech), 77 questions will be in JEE Main Paper -2 (B.Arch) and 100 will be there in JEE Main Paper -3 (B.Plan).
  • Total Marks: JEE Main Paper – 1 (B.E/ B.Tech) will be of maximum score of 300 and JEE Main Paper -2 & 3 for B.Arch/ B.Plan will be of 400 maximum marks.
  • Marking Pattern: For every right attempt, 4 marks will be awarded. For every incorrect attempt, 1 mark will get deducted.

JEE Main 2021 Paper – I, II and III: Marks and Questions Allocation

JEE Main Paper – I (B.E/ B.Tech)


Total no. of Questions

Marks Allocation













JEE Main Paper – II (B.Arch)


Total no. of Questions

Marks Allocation

Aptitude Test






Drawing Test






JEE Main Paper – III (B.Plan)


Total no. of Questions

Marks Allocation

Aptitude Test






Planning Based Questions -Part II






JEE Main 2021: Results

JEE Main 2021 Results will be declared separately for both the exams in the online mode on the NTA’s official website. The results will comprise the total score obtained by the candidate but not the ranks secured by them. The marks scored by the students will be converted to NTA Score. The result will show the NTA scores obtained by the students.

  • For B.E/B.Tech, the result will comprise the marks scored by the candidate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics individually along with the total score.
  • For B.Arch. students, the result will comprise marks obtained by the candidate in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Planning along with the total score.
  • For B.Planning students, the result comprises the marks obtained in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing along with the total score.

JEE Main 2021: Counselling & Seat Allotment

Joint Seat Allocation Authority also known as the JoSAA is the authority body of JEE Main 2021 counselling and seat allotment process. To participate in the JEE Main 2021 counselling and seat allocation process, the qualified applicants will need to register themselves on the official website of JoSAA, make payment of the counselling fee and complete the choice filling. The participants who secure more than or equal to the cut off marks and get enlisted in the rank list will be allowed to participate in the counselling process through the online centralised process. Students will be provided with the seats as per the choices filled by them and they will be able to check their seats online after logging in. 

Documents required while reporting at the institution:

  • Provisional seat allotment letter
  • JEE Main 2021 Score Sheet
  • DOB proof (10th class mark sheet)
  • 3 passport size photographs (same as uploaded in the JEE Main 2021 application form)
  • Registration-cum-locked choices for seat allotment
  • Seat acceptance fee payment proof
  • 12th class performance sheet
  • Candidate’s Undertaking 
  • Medical certificate
  • Photo ID card (issued by govt./last attended school/12th class admit card)
  • JEE Main 2021 admit card
  • 12th standard mark sheet & qualifying certificate (if available)
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • OCI certificate or PIO card


Where will I get the JEE-Main 2021 admit card?

You will be able to download the JEE-Main 2021 admit card from the official website by logging in using your login credentials.

I didn’t sign properly in the admit card; is it a matter of concern?

To avoid any sort of controversies, candidates are advised to contact the officials and clarify their faults.

What if I lose my admit card?

You can log into the official website using your login credentials, download and reprint your admit card

Can I change my personal info on the admit card?

The JEE-Main 2021 correction links will be activated after the completion of application process, using the same you can make the required changes.

Is there any maximum limit that is allowed to per candidate to apply for JEE Main?

No, there is no limit on the number of attempts. 


IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.


KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.




230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.