JEE Main – Dates, Eligibility, Admission Process, Syllabus and More

JEE Main 2021 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) 4 times during the year – in the months of February, March, April and May. Post pandemic, the Ministry of Education made a number of changes related to the JEE Main exam, leading to some amount of confusion amongst the aspirants. To put an end to all the confusion, candidates are advised to follow the syllabus that has been already set for JEE 2021. They should note that the National Testing Agency has not reduced the JEE Main 2021 syllabus.

By qualifying the JEE Main examination, candidates will get a chance to get admission into UG engineering programmes in various IITs, NITs, CFTIs and other renowned institutions. This year, the JEE Main exam will be conducted in nearly 326 Indian cities and 10 abroad. Besides, NTA will conduct this entrance examination in 13 languages. While exams in English, Hindi and Urdu will be held across the country, other regional language papers will be held in the respective states.

As per the JEE Main notification 2021, the exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 is different for Paper 1 and Paper 2. In each of the papers, each subject/section will have 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Value questions (out of which candidates will have to attempt only 5 questions).

With numerous changes in the exam pattern and other aspects of the Joint Entrance Examination for Engineering in 2021, candidates can refer to this detailed article to learn any and every information related to JEE Main 2021 exam.

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Latest Additions in JEE Main 2021

  1. According to the latest update in JEE Mains 2021 exam pattern, Paper 1 will have 90 MCQs including 30 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. Candidates have to attempt just 75 questions.
  2. All three subjects will have 2 sections in the JEE Main paper. Section A will contain 20 MCQs and Section B will contain 10 Numerical value answer based questions. Candidates have to attempt any 5 questions out of 10 in section B.
  3. Numerical questions do not have any negative marking. However, 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong MCQ-type answer.
  4. JEE Main 2021 will be held in 13 regional languages
  5. The first session will be conducted from 23rd to 26th February 2021 in online mode in two shifts.
  6. Almost 22 lakh aspirants have registered for all cycles of the JEE Main exam. This is the highest ever registration for a UG competitive examination.

Recent Happenings

  • 1st Session of JEE Main 2021 exam will commence from 23rd February 2021 and continue till 26th February 2021
  • JEE Main 2021 application process for February session ended on 23rd January 2021
  • NTA activated the JEE Main 2021 application form correction window on 27th January 2021, which remain activated till 30th January 2021

JEE Main 2021 – Key Highlights

It is essential for candidates who have registered and applied for the JEE Main exam to have the up-to-date and correct exam-related information. Here are a few key points that they should keep in mind:

JEE Main Key Highlights

Name of ExaminationJoint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021
Exam Conducting bodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
JEE Main Official Websitehttps://jeemain.nta.nic.in/
Exam frequencyFour times a year
JEE Main Exam DateJEE Main 2021 exam dates (Session 1) – 23rd February to 26th February 2021

JEE Main 2021 exam dates (Session 2) – 15th March to 18th March 2021

JEE Main 2021 exam dates (Session 3) – 27th April to 30th April 2021

JEE Main 2021 exam dates (Session 4) – 24th May to 28th May 2021

Mode of ExamOnline (computer-based test)
Credentials required to download JEE Main Admit CardJEE Main 2021 application number

Date of Birth

Compulsory documents to carry on exam dayJEE Main Admit Card

Valid original photo ID (like Aadhaar, Voter ID, Passport, PAN Card/ Driving License/ Ration Card/ School Identity Card)

COVID-19 Self Declaration (Undertaking) form

JEE Main PapersPaper 1 – BE/BTech

Paper 2A – BArch

Paper 2B – BPlan

Duration of JEE Main Exam3 hours or 180 minutes (4 hours for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities)
Number of questionsBE/BTech – 90 MCQs (Candidates need to answer just 75 questions)

BArch – Online and Offline (Drawing Test) – 82 questions

BPlan – 105 MCQs

Maximum MarksBE/BTech – 300 marks

BArch – 400 marks

BPlan – 400 marks

Marking SystemJEE Main – 4 marks per correct answer

B. Arch paper – 2 questions of 50 marks each

Negative MarkingFor MCQs: (-1) mark per incorrect answer

For Non MCQs: No negative marking

JEE Main 2021 – Important Dates and Events

NTA has announced a few important events and their dates for the JEE Main exam.

JEE Main Exam Dates 2021 (February)

February Exam Events (2021)Exam DatesEvents in Detail
Application form availability16th December 2020Registration began in online mode.

There were several changes this year in the application process, fee payment, fee structure etc.

Last date to apply for JEE Main 202123rd January 2021 (extended date)The last date to submit the filled-in JEE application form was provided on the official website – https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/
Deadline for Registration for test practice centres23rd January 2021 (extended dat)Candidates can pay their fees and upload their images on the official website by logging into their accounts
Deadline for Payment of application fee24th January 2021 (extended date)Candidates have to pay the required fees and upload their photograph and signature within the given time.
Application form correction window (including Image correction)27th January 2021  to 30th January 2021JEE application correction will be available on the official website. Candidates were able to correct images uploaded in the application form.
Issuance of admit cardSecond week of February 2021Admit card will be available online for downloading
JEE Mains 2021 exam dates23rd February to 26th February 2021The exam will be conducted in two shifts on each day.

Shift 1 – 9 AM to 12 PM

Shift 2 – 3 PM to 6 PM

(6:30 PM for BArch and BPlan)

Release of response sheet and question paperFebruary 2021 (Exact date yet to be released)Candidates can see the answer keys and download question papers

If any candidate wants to challenge the answer key, they will be allowed to do so by paying Rs 200 per question

Answer key release dateExact date yet to be releasedNTA will publish the final answer keys of each question paper on the official website of the exam.
Declaration of result for February sessionExact date yet to be releasedThe result can be checked from the official website

by entering the application number and password/date of birth.

Downloading of ScorecardExact date yet to be releasedCandidates can download their scorecard from the links given on the official website for Paper 1 and 2.

JEE Main Exam Dates 2021 (March)

Exam Events (2021)Important Dates
JEE Main March Registration DateFirst week of March 2021
JEE Main 2021 March admit card dateSecond week of March 2021
JEE Main 2021 March exam dateMarch 15 to 18, 2021
JEE Main March result dateLast week of March 2021

JEE Main Exam Dates 2021 (April)

Exam Events (2021)Important Dates
JEE Main Registration DateLast week of March 2021
JEE Main April admit card dateThird week of April 2021
JEE Main 2021 April exam dateApril 27 to 30, 2021
JEE Main April result declaration dateFirst week of May 2021

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JEE Main Exam Dates 2021 (May)

Exam Events (2021)Important Dates
JEE Main Registration DateFirst week of May 2021
JEE Main admit card dateSecond week of May 2021
JEE Main May exam dateMay 24 to 28, 2021
JEE Main May result declaration dateFirst week of June 2021

JEE Main Exam Timings 2021

Candidates can find the particulars of the exam schedule/timing in the below table:

ParticularFirst ShiftSecond Shift
JEE Main 2021 exam time9:00 AM to 12:00 pm3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Entry in the examination centre7:30 AM to 8:30 AM2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
JEE Main 2021 instructions given by the invigilator8:30 AM to 8:50 am2:30 AM to 2:50 PM
Candidate login to read instructions8:50 AM2:50 PM
Commencement of JEE Main 2021 exam9:00 AM3:00 PM

Note – For BArch and BPlan candidates, the exam will start from 6:30 PM

JEE Main – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to apply for JEE Main 2021 have to fulfil its predetermined eligibility criteria. There are 8 factors related to the JEE Main eligibility criteria:

  1. Nationality
  2. Age
  3. Number of Attempts in JEE Main
  4. Marks Required in Class XII (Qualifying Examination
  5. List of Qualifying Examinations (QE) for Class 12
  6. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (Class 12)
  7. State of Eligibility
  8. Reservations

NATIONALITY

  1. As per JEE Main eligibility criteria, a candidate should be an Indian citizen (according to the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955).
  2. Candidates belonging to the category of Non-Residential Indian (NRI) or Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) can also apply for JEE Main 2021, provided they have the category certificates at all stages of JEE Main.

AGE

  1. There is no upper age limit to appear for the JEE Main. However, candidates may be required to fulfil the age criteria of the institute/s where they wish to take admission
  2. The birth date given in the Secondary Education Board/University Certificate will be considered.
  3. The candidates who have passed the Class 12/equivalent examination in 2019, 2020, or appearing in 2021 can appear in JEE (Main) 2021 examination irrespective of their age.

NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS IN JEE MAIN

  1. Candidates will get 4 attempts for JEE Main exam
  2. To avail admission in Odisha, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat institutions, the age limit and the number of attempts will be similar to the previous practices of their respective state-level examinations.

MARKS REQUIRED IN CLASS XII (QUALIFYING EXAMINATION)

  1. There are no minimum marks required in class 12 for writing the JEE Main exam.
  2. For the year 2021, 75% in Class 12th NOT mandatory for admission in NITs, IIITs, GFTIs and SPAs

LIST OF QUALIFYING EXAMINATIONS

  1. Final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized Central/ State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
  2. A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board of technical education (at least 3 years’ duration)
  3. Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  4. Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy
  5. Higher Secondary Certificate – Vocational Examination
  6. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects
  7. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University
  8. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level
  9. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

 YEAR OF APPEARANCE IN QUALIFYING EXAMINATION (CLASS 12)

  1. Candidates who have passed Class 12 / equivalent examination in 2019 or 2020
  2. Candidates who are appearing in Class 12 or equivalent examination in 2021
  3. Candidates who have passed Class 12th in 2018 or before are NOT eligible

STATE OF ELIGIBILITY

State code of eligibility means the code of the State from where the candidate has passed Class 12 or equivalent examination because of which the candidate becomes eligible to appear in JEE Main 2021.

  • Candidates must note that the State code of eligibility does NOT depend upon the native place or the place of residence of the candidate. For example, if a candidate appears for the Class 12 examination in New Delhi and is a resident of Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, the candidate’s State code of eligibility will be that of Delhi and NOT that of UP.
  • If a candidate has passed Class 12 or equivalent qualifying exam from one State but appeared for improvement from another, the candidate’s State code of eligibility will be from where the candidate has first passed the Class 12 and NOT the State from where the candidate has appeared for improvement.
  • Candidates passed/appearing class 12th from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to the State in which the study centre is located.
  • For Indian nationals passing the Class 12 or equivalent exam from Nepal or Bhutan, the State code of eligibility will be determined based on a permanent address of the candidate in India as given in the passport.
  • The State code of eligibility of OCI/PIO passing Class 12 examination in India is at par with Indian nationals. But, OCI/PIO passing the Class 12 exam from an institution abroad are eligible for Other State quota seats or All India quota seats (but NOT for Home State quota seats) in all NITs, IIEST and Other-CFTIs.

RESERVATIONS

1. In the case of the Institutes run or aided or recognized by State Governments, the reservation policy of the respective State Governments will become applicable.

2. In case of Central Government-run Institutes, the reservation would be applicable as mentioned below:

  • 27% seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) candidates as per the Central List*
  • 15% of the seats Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates
  • 10% of the seats for General Economically Weaker Sections (General – EWS) candidates
  • 5% seats for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates

3. Each category will have 5% reservations for the candidates with 40% or more disability as defined in Section 2 (r) and (zc) of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act, 2016.

*Read Here the Official JEE Main Notification

JEE Main 2021 – Admit Card

Until now, the exact dates for the release of the JEE Main admit card has not been announced. Once the dates are finalised, NTA would publish it on their official website. Upon the availability, candidates can collect/download their respective admit cards by logging into https://jeemain.nta.nic.in.

After the JEE Main admit card download link is made active, candidates have to follow the below-mentioned steps to download their admit cards:

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Main 2021 – https://jeemain.nta.nic.in.
  2. Click on the admit card link
  3. Click on ‘Through application number and password’ link
  4. When the page redirects to the login page, enter using application number and password
  5. Click on ‘Sign in’
  6. When the admit card appears on the screen, download it and take a printout for future references

Note – The admit card will have four pages where the first page shall consist of a declaration, which the candidate must sign on the exam day.

JEE Main 2021 – Guidelines for Exam Day

Candidates must follow the online test instructions and guidelines set by NTA authority. The test instructions will help the candidates to attempt the computer-based exam without any hassles. Given below is a list of online test instructions set by the National Testing Agency panel that candidates need to abide by:

  1. The candidate/s must report at the examination centre at least an hour before the allotted exam time.
  2. Candidates reporting after the reporting time mentioned in the hall ticket, will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.
  3. The candidate/s must compulsorily bring the admit card (hard copy). The test centre officials will verify it and then allow the candidate to sit for the examination.
  4. Bring along a valid photo identity (ID of College, Passport, Driving License, Aadhaar Card, Pan Card, Voters ID Card).
  5. Do not bring xeroxed admit cards as examination authority will scan the admit card through the barcode present in the original admit card.
  6. Admit cards must be in good condition. Dismantled, disfigured or mutilated admit cards compromising the details of the candidate will not be accepted.
  7. Duplicate JEE Main admit cards would not be issued at the examination centres if the original admit card is torn or lost by a candidate.
  8. PwD certificates issued by the Competent Authority must be presented at the exam centre by the candidates claiming relaxation.
  9. A seat with Roll Number will be allotted to each candidate. They should find and sit on their allocated seats only.
  10. No baggage is allowed inside the examination hall.

Items Allowed Inside JEE Main Exam Centre

Candidates are advised to bring the following documents to the examination hall. Without these documents, candidates won’t be allowed to enter the examination venue.

  • A hard copy of Admit Card
  • Valid ID proof such as the ID of College, Passport, Driving License, Aadhaar Card, Pan Card, Voters ID Card

Items Not Allowed Inside JEE Main Exam Centre

  • Mobile phones/pagers
  • Geometry/pencil box
  • Writing pad, pen drives, log table
  • Stationary/Paper
  • Any metallic item
  • Calculator
  • Electronic pen/scanner
  • Eatables/water/tea/coffee/cold drinks
  • Slide rulers and log tables
  • Purse/wallet/handbag

JEE Main 2021 – Mandatory COVID-19 Guidelines

Candidates must check out these general COVID-19 related guidelines and follow them at all the JEE Main exam centres:

  1. Gap between 2 seats will be maintained as per GOI guidelines
  2. Social distancing would be maintained strictly at the exam centres. Candidates have to maintain at least 6 feet or 2-metre distance from other candidates.
  3. All candidates will be checked for temperature with thermo guns at the entry point.
  4. Queue manager/ropes and Floor Marks will be arranged outside the centre. Follow the instructions provided by centre staff.
  5. To stop chances of any UFM being used in the examination, the candidate is expected to wear the freshly provided mask at the centre. The candidate will be offered a fresh 3 Ply mask before entry. Exam authority will ensure that monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, desk, chair, etc., are thoroughly sanitised.
  6. A significant gap has to be present between two seats inside the exam hall.
  7. Besides the admit card and photo ID card, gloves, a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), and a pen will also be allowed in the exam hall.
  8. Invigilators will distribute rough sheets to candidates wearing gloves.
  9. To avoid crowding, exam room numbers would not be displayed outside the centre.
  10. Candidates violating COVID-19 directives/advisories would not be allowed to sit for the exam
  11. Candidates would be allowed to leave the test centre one at a time to avoid the rush and maintain social distancing.

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JEE Main 2021 – Exam Pattern

To qualify for the IIT Joint Entrance Exam, candidates will have to understand the new JEE Main exam pattern. The exam will be an objective or MCQ-type with numerical value answer based questions. Check further details in the table below –

ParametersB.E./B. TechB. ArchB. Planning
Mode of ExaminationCBT ModeMathematics and Aptitude- CBT Mode

Drawing- Pen and paper mode

CBT Mode
Total subjectsPhysics, Chemistry, and MathematicsMathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing TestMathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type
Number of questions

(Asked)

90

(30 questions from each subject)

20 MCQs and 10 Numerical value answer based questions

82

(Mathematics- 30

Aptitude- 50

Drawing- 2)

105

(Mathematics- 30

Aptitude- 50

Planning Based-25)

Number of questions

(To be Answered)

75

(25 questions from each subject)

77 

(Mathematics- 25

Aptitude- 50

Drawing- 2)

100 

(Mathematics- 25

Aptitude- 50

Planning Based-25)

Type of Questions60

(MCQs having 4 options each with 1 correct option) + 30 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value, 5 from each section – 15 in total from this section)

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 10 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value, 5 needs to be done) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQ +

Drawing- 2 Questions

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 10 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value, 5 needs to be done) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQs +

Planning Based Objective Type- 25 MCQs

Marking SchemeFor MCQs:

+4 for each correct response

-1 for each incorrect response

Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs:

+4 for each correct response

No negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.

For MCQs:

+4 for each correct response

-1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response

No negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions

For Drawing Test: 2 questions of 100 marks

For MCQs:

+4 for each correct response

-1 for each incorrect response

Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs:

+4 for each correct response

No negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.

Maximum Marks300 Marks400 Marks400 Marks
Medium of paperEnglish, Hindi, Urdu (All Centre Cities),

Regional Languages

English, Hindi, Urdu (All Centre Cities),

Regional Languages

English, Hindi, Urdu (All Centre Cities),

Regional Languages

JEE Main 2021 – Syllabus

The JEE Main 2021 syllabus will be based mainly on the topics covered in Class 11 and 12. Candidates are required to study the topics highlighted below to crack the entrance examination.

JEE Mains Syllabus 2021 – Chemistry

Section A: Physical Chemistry
Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts in ChemistryUnit 2: States of MatterUnit 3: Atomic Structure
Unit 4: Chemical Bonding and Molecular StructureUnit 5: Chemical ThermodynamicsUnit 6: Solutions
Unit 7: EquilibriumUnit 8: Redox Reactions and ElectrochemistryUnit 9: Chemical Kinetics
Unit 10: Surface Chemistry
Section B: Inorganic Chemistry
Unit 11: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesUnit 12: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of MetalsUnit 13: Hydrogen
Unit 14: Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)Unit 15: P-Block ElementsUnit 16: d-and-f Block Elements
Unit 17: Coordination CompoundsUnit 18: Environmental Chemistry
Section C: Organic Chemistry
Unit 19: Purification and Characterization of Organic CompoundsUnit 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic ChemistryUnit 21: Hydrocarbons
Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing HalogensUnit 23:  Organic Compounds Containing OxygenUnit 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Unit 25: PolymersUnit 26: BiomoleculesUnit 27: Chemistry In Everyday Life
Unit 28: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

JEE Mains Syllabus 2021 – Physics

Section A – Theoretical Section
Unit 1: Physics and MeasurementUnit 2: KinematicsUnit 3: Laws of MotionUnit 4: Work, Energy, and Power
Unit 5: Rotational MotionUnit 6: GravitationUnit 7: Properties of Solids and LiquidsUnit 8: Thermodynamics
Unit 9: Kinetic Theory of GasesUnit 10: Oscillations and WavesUnit 11: ElectrostaticsUnit 12: Current Electricity
Unit 13: Magnetic Effects of Current and MagnetismUnit 14: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentsUnit 15: Electromagnetic WavesUnit 16: Optics
Unit 17: Dual Nature of Matter and RadiationUnit 18: Atoms and NucleiUnit 19: Electronic DevicesUnit 20: Communication Systems
Section B – Practical
Unit 21: Experimental Skills

JEE Mains Syllabus 2021 – Mathematics

Unit 1: Sets, Relations, and FunctionsUnit 2: Complex Numbers and Quadratic EquationsUnit 3: Matrices and DeterminantsUnit 4: Permutations and Combinations
Unit 5: Mathematical InductionUnit 6: Binomial Theorem and Its Simple ApplicationsUnit 7: Sequences and SeriesUnit 8: Limit Continuity, and Differentiability
Unit 9: Integral CalculusUnit 10: Differential EquationsUnit 11: Coordinate GeometryUnit 12: Three Dimensional Geometry
Unit 13: Vector AlgebraUnit 14: Statistics and ProbabilityUnit 15: TrigonometryUnit 16: Mathematical Reasoning

JEE Main 2021 – Recommended Books

Candidates need to prepare well from the topics highlighted as per the JEE Main syllabus to score well in the upcoming entrance test.

Buddy4Study advises candidates to prepare well for their upcoming exam with the help of the below-mentioned books that are recommended by candidates who cracked the exam successfully in the previous years.

Best Books for JEE Main 2021 – Physics

Books NameAuthor
Advance physicsNelkon and Parker
Aptitude test problem in physicsKrotov
Fundamentals of PhysicsHalliday, Resnick & Walker
Dynamics of a Particle & of Rigid BodiesS.L. Loney
Physics Volume 1 & 2Tipler
University PhysicsFreedman and Young
Problems in PhysicsA. A. Pinsky
Mechanics Part-1 & 2DC Pandey
Problems in General PhysicsI. E. Irodov
Problems in PhysicsV. Zubov & V. Shalnov
Concepts of Physics Volume I and IIH. C. Verma
Feynman Lectures on physicsR. P. Feynman
A collection of questions and problems in physicsL. A. Sena
Element of Dynamics part I & IIS. L. Loney

Best Books for JEE Main 2021 –Chemistry

Books for Organic Chemistry

Books NameAuthor
Organic ChemistryO. P. Tandon
Concept of Organic ChemistryM. S. Chauhan
Organic Chemistry volume 1I. L. Finar
Organic ChemistryArihant Prakashan
A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic ChemistryPeter Sykes

Books for Physical Chemistry

Books NameAuthor
IIT JEE ChemistryO. P. Agarwal
Numerical ChemistryP. Bahadur
General ChemistryEbbing
Physical ChemistryO. P. Tandon
University ChemistryBruce Mahan
Modern Approach to Chemical CalculationsRC Mukherjee
Physical Chemistry (For Reading Theory)P. Bahadur
Physical ChemistryP.W.Atkins

Books for Inorganic Chemistry

Books NameAuthor
Concise Inorganic ChemistryJ. D. Lee
Inorganic ChemistryArihant Prakashan
Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for Competitions (JEE Main & Advanced)OP Tondon

Best Books for JEE Main 2021 – Mathematics

Books NameAuthor
Mathematics for Class 11 & Class 12R. D. Sharma
AlgebraArihant
Maths for Class 11 & Class 12R. S. Agarwal
VectorShanti Nayaran
IIT MathematicsM. L. Khanna
TrigonometryS. L. Loney
Problems in Calculus of One VariableI. A. Maron
GeometryDr. Gorakh Prasad
Differential CalculusArihant
Integral CalculusArihant
Introduction Probability & Its ApplicationW. Feller
Higher AlgebraBarnard and Child
A problem book in mathematical AnalysisG. N. Berman
Higher Algebra 4th EditionHall and Knight
Course in Mathematics for IIT-JEETMH Publication
Calculus and Analytic GeometryThomas and Finney

JEE Main 2021 Rank List

The JEE Main 2021 rank list reflects the respective ranks secured by candidates in the entrance examination.

JEE Main Marks vs Ranks

JEE Main ScoresJEE Main Ranks (CRL)
336 – 3601 – 20
310 to 33521 – 225
251 to 300226 – 1492
201 to 2501493 – 5752
151 to 2005753 – 18377
101 to 15018378 – 57131
51 to 10057132 – 240541
1 to 50240542 – 984170
-40 to 0984171 – 1074221

JEE Main – Answer Key

NTA will release the preliminary answer key on the official JEE Main website after the exams are conducted. Candidates can download the answer key in the form of a PDF.  They can calculate their probable scores with the help of the answer key and response sheet, much before the results are declared.

JEE Main – Cut Off

There is no cut off for qualifying the JEE Main 2021 exam. All candidates who appear for the exam score a rank, based on their percentile scores. A minimum percentile score is then decided for each category. Based on that, shortlisted candidates are allowed to appear for JEE Advanced to get admission in the IITs in Engineering and Technology courses.

JEE Main 2020 Qualifying Cut off

CategoryCut off
Common Rank List (CRL)90.3765335
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)70.2435518
Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL)72.8887969
Scheduled Caste (SC)50.1760245
Scheduled Tribe (ST)39.0696101
People with Disabilities (PwD)0.0618524

JEE Main Cut Off for JEE Advanced (2015 to 2020)

Category202020192018201720162015
Open90.376533589.75488497481100105
Gen EWS70.243551878.2174869
OBC NCL72.888796974.316655745497070
SC50.176024554.012815529325250
ST39.069610144.334517224274844
PWD0.06185240.11371730-3501

JEE Main – Result

The schedule for JEE Main result is announced after the exams are conducted successfully. Once the notification for the results is out, candidates can check their results online by visiting the official website – www.jeemain.nta.nic.in. The online NTA JEE Mains result contains NTA JEE Main scores, percentile and rank.

Candidates must download a copy of their result and verify the details highlighted below:

  1. Roll Number
  2. Student Name
  3. Category
  4. Father’s Name
  5. Mother’s Name
  6. Subcategory
  7. State code of eligibility
  8. Marks obtained in JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 (Subject-wise and total)
  9. All India Rank
  10. Category rank
  11. Nationality
  12. The cut off score for appearing in JEE Advanced 2021
  13. Instructions

The online NTA JEE Mains result contains NTA JEE Main scores

JEE Main 2021 – Exam Centres

The JEE Main exam will be conducted in nearly 331 Indian cities. Most JEE Main exam centres are present in district headquarters and major cities. To make things easier, NTA conducts the examination across all the cities in India.

The exam centre allotted to each candidate will be printed on their respective admit cards. Please note that the candidates cannot make the changes once the preferred centres are submitted by them during the application process.

JEE Main Exam Cities (Updated)

StateCityCentre Code
Andaman And NicobarPort BlairAN01
Andhra PradeshAnantapurAP01
Andhra PradeshBhimavaramAP03
Andhra PradeshChiralaAP04
Andhra PradeshChittoorAP05
Andhra PradeshEluruAP06
Andhra PradeshGunturAP07
Andhra PradeshKadapaAP08
Andhra PradeshKakinadaAP09
Andhra PradeshKurnoolAP10
Andhra PradeshNelloreAP11
Andhra PradeshOngoleAP12
Andhra PradeshRajahmundryAP13
Andhra PradeshSrikakulamAP14
Andhra PradeshTirupathiAP16
Andhra PradeshVijayawadaAP17
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnamAP18
Andhra PradeshVizianagaramAP19
Andhra PradeshNarasaraopetAP20
Andhra PradeshProddaturAP21
Andhra PradeshSurampalemAP23
Arunachal PradeshItanagar/ NaharlagunAL01
AssamDibrugarhAM01
AssamGuwahatiAM02
AssamJorhatAM03
AssamSilchar(Assam)AM04
AssamTezpurAM05
BiharAurangabad (Bihar)BR01
BiharBhagalpurBR02
BiharDarbhangaBR04
BiharGayaBR05
BiharMuzaffarpurBR06
BiharPatnaBR07
BiharPurneaBR08
BiharArrahBR09
BiharGopalganjBR10
BiharNalandaBR11
BiharSamastipurBR12
BiharBegusaraiBR13
BiharEast ChamparanBR14
BiharMadhubaniBR15
BiharNawadaBR16
BiharRohtasBR17
BiharSitamarhiBR18
BiharSiwanBR19
BiharWest ChamparanBR20
ChandigarhChandigarh/ MohaliCH01
ChhattisgarhBhilai Nagar/DurgCG01
ChhattisgarhBilaspur (Chhattisgarh)CG02
ChhattisgarhRaipurCG03
Dadra & Nagar HaveliDadra & Nagar HaveliDN01
Daman & DiuDamanDD01
Daman & DiuDiuDD02
DelhiDelhi/New DelhiDL01
GoaPanaji/MadgaonGO01
GujaratAhmedabad/ GandhinagarGJ01
GujaratAnandGJ02
GujaratBhavnagarGJ03
GujaratJamnagarGJ06
GujaratJunagadhGJ07
GujaratMehsanaGJ08
GujaratRajkotGJ10
GujaratSuratGJ11
GujaratVadodaraGJ12
GujaratValsad/VapiGJ13
GujaratHimatnagarGJ14
GujaratNavsariGJ15
GujaratBharuchGJ16
GujaratBhujGJ17
HaryanaAmbalaHR01
HaryanaFaridabadHR03
HaryanaGurugramHR04
HaryanaHissarHR05
HaryanaKarnalHR06
HaryanaKurukshetraHR07
HaryanaPanipatHR08
HaryanaSonipatHR09
HaryanaYamuna NagarHR10
HaryanaRewariHR11
HaryanaRohtakHR12
HaryanaBhiwaniHR13
HaryanaMahendragarhHR14
Himachal PradeshBilaspur (Himachal Pradesh)HP01
Himachal PradeshHamirpur (Himachal Pradesh)HP03
Himachal PradeshKangra/PalampurHP04
Himachal PradeshShimlaHP06
Himachal PradeshSolanHP07
Himachal PradeshMandiHP08
Himachal PradeshUnaHP09
Himachal PradeshKulluHP10
Himachal PradeshSirmaurHP11
Jammu And KashmirBaramullaJK01
Jammu And KashmirJammuJK02
Jammu And KashmirSambaJK03
Jammu And KashmirSrinagar (J & K)JK04
Jammu And KashmirAnantnagJK05
Jammu And KashmirPulwamaJK06
JharkhandBokaro Steel CityJH01
JharkhandDhanbadJH02
JharkhandJamshedpurJH03
JharkhandRanchiJH04
JharkhandHazaribaghJH05
JharkhandRamgarhJH06
JharkhandGiridihJH07
KarnatakaBelagavi(Belgaum)KK02
KarnatakaBellaryKK03
KarnatakaBengaluruKK04
KarnatakaBidarKK05
KarnatakaDavanagereKK06
KarnatakaGulbargaKK08
KarnatakaHassanKK09
KarnatakaDharwad/Hubballi (Hubli)KK10
KarnatakaMangaluru (Mangalore)KK12
KarnatakaMysuru(Mysore)KK14
KarnatakaShivamoga (Shimoga)KK15
KarnatakaTumakuruKK16
KarnatakaUdupi/ManipalKK17
KarnatakaMandyaKK18
KeralaAlappuzha/ ChengannurKL01
KeralaErnakulam/ Angamaly/ MoovattupuzhaKL04
KeralaIdukkiKL05
KeralaKannurKL07
KeralaKasaragodKL08
KeralaKollamKL09
KeralaKottayamKL11
KeralaKozhikodeKL12
KeralaMalappuramKL13
KeralaPalakkadKL15
KeralaPathanamthittaKL16
KeralaThiruvananthapuramKL17
KeralaThrissurKL18
KeralaWayanadKL19
LakshadweepKavarattiLD01
Leh And LadhakLehLL01
Madhya PradeshBalaghatMP01
Madhya PradeshBetulMP02
Madhya PradeshBhopalMP03
Madhya PradeshChhindwaraMP05
Madhya PradeshGwaliorMP06
Madhya PradeshIndoreMP07
Madhya PradeshJabalpurMP08
Madhya PradeshRewaMP11
Madhya PradeshSagarMP12
Madhya PradeshSatnaMP13
Madhya PradeshUjjainMP15
Madhya PradeshDharMP16
Madhya PradeshHoshangabadMP17
Madhya PradeshKhargone (West Nimar)MP18
Madhya PradeshDewasMP19
Madhya PradeshVidishaMP20
MaharashtraAhmednagarMR01
MaharashtraAkolaMR02
MaharashtraAmravatiMR03
MaharashtraAurangabad (Maharashtra)MR04
MaharashtraChandrapurMR09
MaharashtraDhuleMR10
MaharashtraJalgaonMR13
MaharashtraKolhapurMR14
MaharashtraLaturMR15
MaharashtraMumbai/Navi MumbaiMR16
MaharashtraNagpurMR17
MaharashtraNandedMR18
MaharashtraNashikMR19
MaharashtraPuneMR22
MaharashtraRaigadMR23
MaharashtraRatnagiriMR24
MaharashtraSangliMR25
MaharashtraSataraMR26
MaharashtraSolapurMR27
MaharashtraThaneMR28
MaharashtraWardhaMR29
MaharashtraBeedMR30
MaharashtraBhandaraMR31
MaharashtraBuldhanaMR32
MaharashtraPalgharMR33
MaharashtraYavatmalMR34
MaharashtraGondiaMR35
ManipurImphalMN01
MeghalayaShillongMG01
MeghalayaEast Khasi HillsMG02
MizoramAizawlMZ01
NagalandDimapurNL01
NagalandKohimaNL02
OdishaBalasore (Baleswar)OR02
OdishaBerhampur / GanjamOR03
OdishaBhubaneswarOR04
OdishaCuttackOR05
OdishaDhenkanalOR06
OdishaRourkelaOR08
OdishaSambalpurOR09
OdishaAngulOR10
OdishaBhadrakOR11
OdishaMayurbhanj/ BaripadaOR12
OdishaJajpurOR13
OdishaKendraparaOR14
OdishaKendujhar (Keonjhar)OR15
OdishaPuriOR16
OdishaJagatsinghpurOR17
OdishaBhawanipatna / KalahandiOR18
OdishaJeypore / KoraputOR19
PuducherryPuducherryPO01
PunjabAmritsarPB01
PunjabBhatindaPB02
PunjabJalandharPB04
PunjabLudhianaPB05
PunjabPathankotPB07
PunjabPatiala/ Fatehgarh SahibPB08
PunjabSangrurPB11
PunjabSahibzada Ajit Singh NagarPB12
PunjabHoshiarpurPB13
RajasthanAjmerRJ01
RajasthanAlwarRJ02
RajasthanBikanerRJ05
RajasthanJaipurRJ06
RajasthanJodhpurRJ07
RajasthanKotaRJ08
RajasthanSikarRJ09
RajasthanSriganganagarRJ10
RajasthanUdaipurRJ11
RajasthanBhilwaraRJ12
RajasthanJhunjhunuRJ13
RajasthanNagaurRJ14
RajasthanSawai MadhopurRJ15
RajasthanBharatpurRJ16
RajasthanDausaRJ17
RajasthanKarauliRJ18
SikkimGangtokSM01
Tamil NaduChennaiTN01
Tamil NaduCoimbatoreTN02
Tamil NaduCuddaloreTN03
Tamil NaduKanchipuramTN05
Tamil NaduKanyakumari/ NagercoilTN06
Tamil NaduMaduraiTN08
Tamil NaduNamakkalTN10
Tamil NaduSalemTN11
Tamil NaduThanjavurTN12
Tamil NaduThoothukudiTN13
Tamil NaduTiruchirappalliTN14
Tamil NaduTirunelveliTN15
Tamil NaduTiruvallurTN16
Tamil NaduVelloreTN18
Tamil NaduVirudhunagarTN20
Tamil NaduKrishnagiriTN21
Tamil NaduTirupurTN22
Tamil NaduViluppuramTN23
TelanganaHyderabad/ Secunderabad/ Ranga ReddyTL01
TelanganaKarimnagarTL02
TelanganaKhammamTL03
TelanganaMahbubnagarTL04
TelanganaNalgondaTL05
TelanganaWarangalTL07
TelanganaNizamabadTL08
TelanganaSuryapetTL09
TelanganaMahabubabadTL10
TelanganaSiddipetTL11
TripuraAgartalaTA01
Uttar PradeshAgraUP01
Uttar PradeshAligarhUP02
Uttar PradeshAllahabad/ PrayagrajUP03
Uttar PradeshBareillyUP04
Uttar PradeshFaizabadUP06
Uttar PradeshGhaziabadUP07
Uttar PradeshGorakhpurUP08
Uttar PradeshNoida/Greater NoidaUP09
Uttar PradeshJhansiUP10
Uttar PradeshKanpurUP11
Uttar PradeshLucknowUP12
Uttar PradeshMathuraUP13
Uttar PradeshMeerutUP14
Uttar PradeshMoradabadUP15
Uttar PradeshMuzaffarnagarUP16
Uttar PradeshSitapurUP17
Uttar PradeshVaranasiUP18
Uttar PradeshAzamgarhUP19
Uttar PradeshBalliaUP20
Uttar PradeshBijnorUP21
Uttar PradeshFirozabadUP22
Uttar PradeshGhazipurUP23
Uttar PradeshJaunpurUP24
Uttar PradeshAmbedkar NagarUP25
Uttar PradeshBandaUP26
Uttar PradeshBarabankiUP27
Uttar PradeshBastiUP28
Uttar PradeshBulandshahrUP29
Uttar PradeshDeoriaUP30
Uttar PradeshEtawahUP31
Uttar PradeshJalaun (Orai)UP32
Uttar PradeshKushinagarUP33
Uttar PradeshLakhimpur KheriUP34
Uttar PradeshMauUP35
Uttar PradeshMirzapurUP36
Uttar PradeshRaebareliUP37
Uttar PradeshSaharanpurUP38
Uttar PradeshShahjahanpurUP39
Uttar PradeshSultanpurUP40
Uttar PradeshChandauliUP41
Uttar PradeshSonbhadraUP42
Uttar PradeshPratapgarhUP43
UttarakhandDehradunUK01
UttarakhandHaldwaniUK02
UttarakhandHaridwarUK03
UttarakhandNainitalUK04
UttarakhandPantnagarUK05
UttarakhandRoorkeeUK06
UttarakhandUdham Singh NagarUK07
UttarakhandPauri GarhwalUK08
UttarakhandAlmoraUK09
West BengalAsansolWB01
West BengalBurdwan (Bardhaman)WB02
West BengalDurgapurWB04
West BengalHooghlyWB06
West BengalHowrahWB07
West BengalKalyaniWB08
West BengalKolkataWB10
West BengalSiliguriWB11
RajasthanJhunjhunuRJ13
RajasthanNagaurRJ14
RajasthanSawai MadhopurRJ15
RajasthanBharatpurRJ16
RajasthanDausaRJ17
RajasthanKarauliRJ18
SikkimGangtokSM01
Tamil NaduChennaiTN01
Tamil NaduCoimbatoreTN02
Tamil NaduCuddaloreTN03
Tamil NaduKanchipuramTN05
Tamil NaduKanyakumari/ NagercoilTN06
Tamil NaduMaduraiTN08
Tamil NaduNamakkalTN10
Tamil NaduSalemTN11
Tamil NaduThanjavurTN12
Tamil NaduThoothukudiTN13
Tamil NaduTiruchirappalliTN14
Tamil NaduTirunelveliTN15
Tamil NaduTiruvallurTN16
Tamil NaduVelloreTN18
Tamil NaduVirudhunagarTN20
Tamil NaduKrishnagiriTN21
Tamil NaduTirupurTN22
Tamil NaduViluppuramTN23
TelanganaHyderabad/ Secunderabad/ Ranga ReddyTL01
TelanganaKarimnagarTL02
TelanganaKhammamTL03
TelanganaMahbubnagarTL04
TelanganaNalgondaTL05
TelanganaWarangalTL07
TelanganaNizamabadTL08
TelanganaSuryapetTL09
TelanganaMahabubabadTL10
TelanganaSiddipetTL11
TripuraAgartalaTA01
Uttar PradeshAgraUP01
Uttar PradeshAligarhUP02
Uttar PradeshAllahabad/ PrayagrajUP03
Uttar PradeshBareillyUP04
Uttar PradeshFaizabadUP06
Uttar PradeshGhaziabadUP07
Uttar PradeshGorakhpurUP08
Uttar PradeshNoida/Greater NoidaUP09
Uttar PradeshJhansiUP10
Uttar PradeshKanpurUP11
Uttar PradeshLucknowUP12
Uttar PradeshMathuraUP13
Uttar PradeshMeerutUP14
Uttar PradeshMoradabadUP15
Uttar PradeshMuzaffarnagarUP16
Uttar PradeshSitapurUP17
Uttar PradeshVaranasiUP18
Uttar PradeshAzamgarhUP19
Uttar PradeshBalliaUP20
Uttar PradeshBijnorUP21
Uttar PradeshFirozabadUP22
Uttar PradeshGhazipurUP23
Uttar PradeshJaunpurUP24
Uttar PradeshAmbedkar NagarUP25
Uttar PradeshBandaUP26
Uttar PradeshBarabankiUP27
Uttar PradeshBastiUP28
Uttar PradeshBulandshahrUP29
Uttar PradeshDeoriaUP30
Uttar PradeshEtawahUP31
Uttar PradeshJalaun (Orai)UP32
Uttar PradeshKushinagarUP33
Uttar PradeshLakhinpur KheriUP34
Uttar PradeshMauUP35
Uttar PradeshMirzapurUP36
Uttar PradeshRaebareliUP37
Uttar PradeshSaharanpurUP38
Uttar PradeshShahjahanpurUP39
Uttar PradeshSultanpurUP40
Uttar PradeshChandauliUP41
Uttar PradeshSonbhadraUP42
Uttar PradeshPratapgarhUP43
UttarakhandDehradunUK01
UttarakhandHaldwaniUK02
UttarakhandHaridwarUK03
UttarakhandNainitalUK04
UttarakhandPantnagarUK05
UttarakhandRoorkeeUK06
UttarakhandUdham Singh NagarUK07
UttarakhandPauri GarhwalUK08
UttarakhandAlmoraUK09
West BengalAsansolWB01
West BengalBurdwan (Bardhaman)WB02
West BengalDurgapurWB04
West BengalHooghlyWB06
West BengalHowrahWB07
West BengalKalyaniWB08
West BengalKolkataWB10
West BengalSiliguriWB11
West BengalNorth 24 ParganasWB12
West BengalPaschim MedinipurWB13
West BengalPurba MedinipurWB14
West BengalSouth 24 ParganasWB15
West BengalBankuraWB16
West BengalNadiaWB17

JEE Main Cities Out of India (Updated)

Out-Side IndiaBahrainZZ01
Out-Side IndiaColomboZZ02
Out-Side IndiaDohaZZ03
Out-Side IndiaDubaiZZ04
Out-Side IndiaKathmanduZZ05
Out-Side IndiaMuscatZZ06
Out-Side IndiaRiyadhZZ07
Out-Side IndiaSharjahZZ08
Out-Side IndiaSingaporeZZ09

JEE Main – FAQs

When will NTA release the JEE Main 2021 Main Exam result for February session?

NTA is likely to release the JEE Main 2021 Feb session result in March of 2021. However, candidates need to keep an eye on the official page of NTA for any change in result date.

Do I need to apply to the participating colleges separately?

No. The complete process of admissions and seat allocation in all the participating colleges (23 IITs, 31 NITs, 25 IIITs, and 28 GFTIs) will be administered by JoSAA* through a centralized JEE Main Counselling.

*(Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) has set up JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions to 110 Engineering institutes.)

How will NTA prepare the IIT JEE Main Rank/Merit List?

Like every year, JEE Main score will be used to award All India Ranks (AIR) to candidates. Based on the seats allocated to NITs, IIITs and other Central and State Government funded institutes, State Merit Lists will be prepared.

Is there any change in the syllabus of JEE Main 2021?

No. JEE Main 2021 syllabus remains unchanged. However, the JEE Main exam pattern has changed. Out of 90 questions, candidates will have to attempt 75 questions only. There is a choice of 15 optional questions. Candidates can read more about it in the article above.

When will the JEE Main 2021 admit card by NTA release?

The admit card for JEE Mains 2021 will be available in the second week of February.

Will 75% criteria be removed for JEE 2021?

Yes. The exam officials have waived off 75% eligibility criteria from JEE Main 2021 examinations for admission to NITs, IIITs, SPAs and other CFTIs.

How to download JEE Main admit card?

Candidates can download the admit card of JEE Main 2021 by visiting the official website (www.https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/) and entering application number and date of birth on the login window.


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