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JEE Examination 2021 – Important Information

by Sudhir Surwase 29 Nov 2023

JEE Examination – The Joint Entrance Exam commonly known as the JEE is divided into two levels that are the JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Students from the science stream from class 12th who have Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as the major subjects and have passed the paper are considered as eligible for the examination. Further, candidates who qualify for the JEE Main exam as per the cutoff set are eligible to take the JEE Advanced.

The JEE Main examination is conducted for students aspiring to become engineers by pursuing the B.Tech degree after passing class 12th. Through the JEE examinations, one can get admission in the topmost engineering colleges of India including the IITs, NITs, and CFTIs. The examination is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) twice a year for admission to B.Tech, B.E, B.Arch, B.Plan programs. 

Being a national level entrance examination for engineering and architecture JEE Main is taken by lakhs of students in various cities of the country every year. This article further highlights all the important and useful information regarding the JEE Main examination to be conducted in the year 2021.

Latest Update: The examination for JEE Advanced has been scheduled for July 3rd, 2021 as per official notice. Also, the eligibility requirement of 75% in class 12th has been scrapped as per the request of students.

JEE Examination – Main And Advanced

To start with the basic understanding of the examination it is important for every student to get a quick update on the exam. The JEE examination is conducted in two sessions that is February and May sessions respectively. Tabulated further below are the important points related to the JEE main examination.

JEE Examinations
Particulars JEE Main JEE Advanced
Number of Attempts 3 (Attempting both the sessions of the same year is counted as 1) 2
Candidates Appearing (2020) 9,21,261 (January session) 2,50,000
Mode of Language English, Hindi and Gujrati English and Hindi
Eligibility Qualified class 12th from a recognized Government Organization Ranked among top 2,50,000 JEE Main rank holders
Number of Papers 3 2
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA) Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Difference Between JEE Main and Advanced

JEE Examination – Schedule

The JEE Examinations that are JEE Main and JEE Advanced are conducted at two different levels as already explained. As the examination conducting body is different for the two exams time scheduled and other details are released separately. The JEE Main timetable is released by NTA whereas the JEE Advanced timetable is released by the exam conducting IIT of JEE Advanced for the year. Provided further below are the tentative time schedule for the JEE Examinations.

JEE Main Exam Schedule:

Important Events Dates 2021
Application form release 16th December 2021
Last date to submit application form 16th January 2021
Correction process starts 19th to 21st January 2021
JEE Main Admit Card 2nd Week of February 2021
JEE Main exam 1st Session – 23rd – 26th February 2021
2nd Session- 15th – 18th March 2021 
3rd Session- 27th – 30th April 2021 
4th Session- 24th – 28th May 2021 
JEE Main Schedule

JEE Advanced Exam Schedule:

Important Events Tentative Dates
JEE Advanced 2021 registration commences 1st week May 2021
Deadline for registration 2nd week May 2021
Publishing of Admit card 3rd week May 2021
Examination day July 3, 2021
A copy of the candidate’s response sent to the candidates To Be Announced
Publish of answer keys To Be Announced
Challenge of answer keys To Be Announced
Result declaration of JEE Advanced 2021 To Be Announced
Online registration for architecture aptitude test 2nd week June 2021
Architecture aptitude test 3rd week June 2021
Declaration of result To Be Announced
JEE Advanced Schedule

JEE Examination – Eligibility

In order to apply for any of the two-level of the JEE examination, a candidate needs to be eligible for the same. The JEE Main and Advanced examinations are the most popular examinations for engineering aspirants and are taken by lakhs of students every year therefore there are certain eligibility norms set by the institution to select particular individuals for the program and institution. As per the official notification following are the eligibility requirement for JEE examinations.

JEE Main Eligibility:

  • Maximum number of Attempts: Candidates can take the exam maximum for 3 years consecutively. Candidates can sit for both January and April sessions, both of these will be counted as a single attempt. 
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates who have qualified for their XII or equivalent exam in 2019, 2020, or appearing in 2021 are eligible to sit for JEE Main 2021. Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination with 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% in aggregate of the QE to sit for B. Planning Paper. B.E/ B. Tech applicants must have passed the qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational Subject. For B. Arch, candidates must have passed the Qualifying Examination with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
  • Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination: Candidates must have passed their XII or equivalent exam in 2019, 2020, or appearing in 2021 can sit for JEE Main 2021. Candidates who passed class XII or QE in 2018 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2022 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE Main 2021. 

JEE Advanced Eligibility:

  • Candidates must have been born on or after 1st October 1997 are considered eligible for the examination, However a relaxation of 5-years are provided to the SC/ST/PWD category students.
  • Only those candidates who have appeared for the 12th examination for the first time in 2020 or are appearing in the year 2021 are eligible for this examination.
  • Candidate must have qualified the JEE Main examination.
  • There are two attempts provided to students applying for the JEE Advanced examination.

JEE Examination – Application Process

Eligible candidates are to apply for the JEE examination depending on the level of examination they are required to take. For the JEE Main examination, an online application form is released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on its official website. Whereas for the JEE Advanced examination the online application will be released by the IIT conducting the examination this year. Elaborated further are the process of admission and documents required in order to fill and submit the JEE application forms.

How to Apply for JEE Main Examination?

In order to apply for the JEE Main examination, a candidate needs to register by visiting the official website of NTA, and only after the successful registration can they apply by filling the online application form. Listed below is the process of filling and submitting the online application form for JEE Main 2021.

  1. Registration – To register for JEE Main candidates need to visit the official website of NTA that is On the website, candidates are to click on “Application form for JEE January”. Once the personal details of candidates are submitted as per requirements an application number will be generated by the institution separately for
  2. Application form submission – Once the application number is generated candidates are to login using the same and fill the online application from the web portal of NTA.
  3. Document submission – While filling the online application form candidates need to submit a few of their documents as proofs to the authority. Without these documents, the application forms will not be considered.
  4. Fee payment -Finally, a registration fee is to be paid in order to confirm application through Credit/ Debit Card/ Net Banking/ PAYTM/ UPI etc. Note that along with this registration fee a service/processing charge per transaction & GST (applicable at 18%) is to be paid by each of the candidates.

How to Apply for JEE Advanced Examination?

Those students who qualify for the JEE Advanced examination are eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced by submitting an online application form. The steps to apply for this examination is similar to that of JEE main however the examination conducting body is different for both and therefore some differences exist.

  1. Visit the official website of the examination conducting body.
  2. Next, enter your JEE Main user Id and Password and then change the password.
  3. On the new page that opens enter your academic and personal details.
  4. Once all the important details are entered successfully click on save and move on to the next step.
  5. Now, upload all the important documents required.
  6. Finally, pay the application fee amount to successfully submit the application form.

JEE Examination – Admit Card

Once every candidate has submitted their application form for the JEE examination they are to download the admit card for the examination to be taken. The examination conducting body issues the admit card through online mode only. Candidates need to download their admit card for JEE Main and Advanced by visiting the official websites of the examination conducting body.

It is mandatory for every aspirant of the JEE Examination to download their respective admit cards and get a printout of the same before the examination date and carry it along. The admit card holds all the important details regarding the candidate and examination as per the application form submitted by them.

JEE Examination – Exam Pattern

To start preparing for an examination it is important for a candidate to have an overview of the same. The term overview means knowing the syllabus of the examination and the pattern in which the examination is being conducted every year. once a candidate is aware of these basic details it becomes easier for them to get through the preparation and score better than expected. Provided below are the examination pattern for both the JEE examination.

JEE Main Exam Pattern:

  • Mode of exam – Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Total Duration – 3 Hours
  • Subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
  • Number of Questions – 90 (30 questions from each subject)
  • Types of Questions – 60 (MCQs having 4 options each with 1 correct option) + 30 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value)
  • Total Marks – 300
  • Marking Scheme – For each MCQ question 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer marked and -1 for each incorrect response. Further in the non MCQ questions 4 arks will be allotted to the correct answers and there is no negative markings for incorrect or unattempted answers.

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern:

  • The exam will comprise 2 papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2 of 3 hours duration each.
  • The question papers will be in English and Hindi languages.
  • Each question paper will consist of 3 separate sections- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • The questions will be 3 type- Multiple Choice Questions, Numerical Aptitude Type, and Match the cases.
  • The marking scheme will be provided in “Instructions to Candidates” at the time of examination.

JEE Advanced Paper 1 Pattern:

Pattern Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single-digit integer Single option is correct
Number of Questions 7 5 6
Max. Marks +4 +3 +3
Partial Marks (if the only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer) +1 No partial marking No partial marking
Negative Marking -2 No negative marking -1
Total Marks 28 15 18
Paper 1 pattern

JEE Advanced Paper 2 Pattern:

Pattern Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single correct option Single correct option
Number of Questions 7 7 4
Max. Marks +4 +3 +3
Partial Marks (if the only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer) +1 No partial marking No partial marking
Negative Marking -2 -1 No negative marking
Total Marks 28 21 12
Paper 2 pattern

JEE Examination – Syllabus

The second most important part of preparation is to be aware of the syllabus of the JEE examination. With the help of the topics and chapters, one can focus and prepare for the examination accordingly without getting confused or tensed. The syllabus for JEE Main and Advanced is provided below for understanding of the candidates registered for the exam.

JEE Main – The examination syllabus for JEE Main is similar to that of class 11th and 12th class. Candidates can prepare for this exam by using the NCERT books and solving problems from the CBSE practice books. The subjects and topics from which questions are to be asked are listed below.

  • Physics: Physics and measurement, Laws of motion, Rotational motion, Thermodynamics, Electronic devices, Oscillations and waves, Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents, Current electricity, Optics, Work, energy and power, Electrostatics, Kinetic theory of gases, Kinematics, Gravitation, Properties of solids and liquids, etc.
  • Mathematics: Sets, Relations and Functions, Integral calculus, Matrices and determinants, Complex numbers and quadratic equations, Mathematical induction, Sequences and series, Binomial theorem and its simple applications, Statistics and probability, Trigonometry, Vector algebra, Permutations and combinations, Mathematical reasoning, etc.
  • Physical Chemistry: Some basic concepts in chemistry, Equilibrium, Atomic structure, Chemical thermodynamics, Chemical kinetics, Chemical bonding and molecular structure, States of matter, etc.
  • Organic Chemistry: Purification and characterization of organic compounds, Chemistry in everyday life, Organic compounds containing halogens, Organic compounds containing nitrogen, Some basic principles of organic chemistry, etc.
  • Inorganic Chemistry: Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Hydrogen, D – and F – block elements, Environmental chemistry, Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals), Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements, etc.

JEE Advanced – The JEE advanced paper is said to be tricky with a similar syllabus as the class 11th and 12th. Some of the topics from each of the subjects to be included while preparing for JEE Advanced are listed below:

  • Physics: General, Thermal Physics, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics
  • Chemistry: Organic and inorganic chemistry, Physical chemistry
  • Mathematics: Analytical geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Integral calculus, Differential calculus, Vectors
  • Architecture aptitude: Geometrical drawing, freehand drawing, architectural awareness, imagination and aesthetic sensitivity, three-dimensional perception.

JEE Examination – Preparation Strategy

The JEE Main examination is taken by a large number of students across the country and abroad every year. Due to huge competition in the examination, it is important to be prepared for the examination. Preparing for the JEE examination is not a difficult task if done with proper strategy and guidance along with class 11th and 12th preparation. Here are some tips and study material to help a candidate obtain a good score in the JEE Examinations.

  • Know and Follow the syllabus – To prepare for the JEE examinations a candidate needs to e aware of the syllabus and pattern of the exam.
  • Make a Schedule – In order to give equal time to each subject make a proper schedule and follow the same strictly.
  • Practice is the key – Make sure to solve as many questions as possible, practicing helps a student understand the type of questions.
  • Make Notes – While studying make sure to jot down important formulas and points to revise later.
  • Use Proper Study material – The most important thing is to have a proper plan and material for preparation. Although one can prepare for JEE examinations using NCERT books but having proper guidance is equally important. Linked below are some of the study material that can help you prepare for the JEE examinations in a better way.
  1. JEE Main Test Series
  2. JEE Main Books
  3. JEE Main Online Lectures
  4. JEE Advanced Test Series
  5. JEE Advanced Books
  6. JEE Advanced Online Lectures

JEE Examination – Result

The result for JEE examinations that are JEE Main and JEE Advanced are both declared online on the official website of the respective examination. Every candidate needs to login using their application number, date of birth, and security pin in order to check the result for the examination after the examination has been conducted successfully. Further, NTA releases the result for all the three JEE Main papers separately on its website.

As the JEE Main examination is to be conducted four times this year the result for the first session of this examination will be declared in the last week of February 2021 and that of the last session if the examination will be declared in the last week of April 2021.

Further, the JEE Advanced result will be declared tentatively by the 2nd week of June 2021. The scorecard released will contain details of the marks obtained by the candidate in both Paper 1 and Paper 2 in physics, mathematics, and chemistry. The scorecard of a candidate will also contain the ranks and marks obtained by them in the paper.

JEE Examination – Counselling

Once the result for JEE Examinations are declared by the respective bodies conducting the examination a counseling process is scheduled by different organizing bodies to allot seats to qualified candidates in the examination. Both the JEE Main and Advanced examination counseling are held with different procedures and timings as explained further below.

JEE Main Counselling:

The counseling process for JEE Main examination is to be organized by JoSSA in the month of June 2021 for candidates who qualify for the examination as per the cutoff. To register for the counseling round candidates need to fill the registration form and fill choices as required along with a payment of the registration fee to complete the process. The JEE Main counseling is an online process and seats will be allotted to students through the online portal itself.

While reporting at the institution, students will also have to submit their essential documents such as –

  • JEE Main Scorecard
  • Provisional seat allotment letter
  • Date of birth proof (10th class mark sheet)
  • Three passport size photographs (same as uploaded in the JEE Main application)
  • Registration-cum-locked choices for seat allotment
  • Proof of seat acceptance fee payment
  • 12th class performance check
  • Undertaking by the candidate
  • Medical certificate
  • Photo ID card (issued by govt./last attended school/12th class admit card)
  • JEE Main admit card
  • 12th class mark sheet & passing certificate (if available)
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • OCI certificate or PIO card
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)

JEE Advanced Counselling:

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) hosts the counseling process for JEE Advanced as well for which a candidate must be eligible and registered as per requirements. In the online counseling process candidate are to indulge in various processes such as filling of choices, locking of choices followed by the validation and allotment of seats. Further, there are a total of 23 IITs and several other colleges that accept the score of JEE Advanced for the selection of candidates.

Institute Total Seats
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar 350
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 929
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi 150
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 851
Indian Institute of Technology Indore 260
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 1341
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad 285
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur 180
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 827
Indian Institute of Technology Madras 838
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar 180
Indian Institute of Technology Patna 225
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 975
Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad 912
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar 260
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi 1090
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 645
Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai 120
Indian Institute of Technology Goa 90
Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad 120
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati 120
Indian Institute of Technology Jammu 120
Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad 120
IITs In India

The institutes that accept the scores of JEE Advanced.

  • IISc Bangalore.
  • IIPE Vishakapatnam.
  • IISER Bhopal.
  • IISER Mohali.
  • IISER Pune
  • IISER Kolkata.
  • IISER Thiruvananthapuram.
  • IIST Thiruvananthapuram.
  • RGIPT Rae Bareli.
  • Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy, Visakhapatnam.

JEE Examination – FAQs

Q.1 Are both the papers in JEE Advanced compulsory for every candidate?

Ans. Yes, a candidate need to take and qualify both the papers in JEE Advanced in order to get through the examination.

Q.2 Can a candidate appear for more than one session of the JEE Main Examination?

Ans. Yes, a candidate can appear for more than one session in the JEE Main examination.

Q.3 Is there any limit in the number of attempts for JEE advanced?

Ans. Yes, a candidate is allowed a maximum of two attempts to clear JEE Advanced.

Q.4 Is there any limit to attempt the JEE Main exam?

Ans. No, there are no limit to attempt the JEE Mai exams by candidates who are eligible for the same.

Q.5 What if the information printed on the JEE Examination admit card printed wrong?

Ans. In case of any misprint or wrong information printed on the admit card of JEE candidates need to report the same to the examination conducting authority before the examination date.

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