JEE Main Answer Key 2021 has been released for Paper 2A (B. Arch) and Paper 2B (B.Planning) on September 28, 2021 for JEE Main Phase 4. Candidates can challege the provisional answer key until September 29, 2021. JEE Main 2021 Result for Phase 4 has been released for B.E/B.Tech Papers. JoSAA will release JEE Main Cut off soon in the form of opening and closing ranks. Until JEE Main admission cut-offs are released, candidates can find their suitable colleges using our JEE Main College Predictor, the results are based on the analysis of past 5 year records. JEE Main Qualifying Cut off for General Category last year, landed at 90.3 while the cut-off for reserved categories ranged from 39-72. Check JEE Main 2021 Paper 2 Answer Key
JEE Main Final Answer Key for Phase 4 has been released. JEE Main 2021 Phase 4 exams have concluded, B.E/ B.Tech papers were scheduled from August 26 – September 1. JEE Main B.Arch and B.Planning papers were conducted on September 2, 2021. Authorities are expected to start JoSAA Counselling 2021 Registration from October 16, 2021. Check JoSAA Counselling – Expected Schedule
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JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates
|JEE Main Result ( (Phase 3)||August 6, 2021|
|JEE Main Registration (Phase 4)||July 9 – 20, 2021, Reopened – August 9 to 11, 2021|
|JEE Main Admit Card (Phase 4)||August 21, 2021 (Out)|
|JEE Main Exam Dates (Phase 4)|| |
|JEE Main Release of Answer Keys and Challenge Acceptance (Phase 4)||September 6, 2021|
|JEE Main Release of Answer Key (Paper 2, Phase 4)||September 28, 2021|
|JEE Main Result (Phase 4)||September 15,2021|
|JEE Main B.Arch and B.Planning Result (Phase 4)||1st week of October 2021|
|JoSAA Counselling||October 16, 2021|
JEE Main Answer Key 2021
- JEE Main Answer Key for sessions 1-4 has been released.
- Candidates can check Phase 4 JEE Main Memory Based Answer Keys with Question Papers.
- Candidates can download the question papers and answer keys for different slots from the official website using their login credentials.
- Candidates could challenge JEE Main Answer Key 2021 against a fee of INR 200.
- This fee shall not be refundable even if the answer is found to be correct.
JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – Phase 4
JEE Main Paper Analysis for Session 4 will be updated her as soon as the day-wise shifts conclude. Check JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis for Previous Sessions
JEE Main 2021 Result
- JEE Main Result for Phase 4 has been released on September 15, 2021.
- NTA has released JEE Main Result Phase 3 for B.E/B.Tech paper on August 6, 2021.
- JEE Main February and March session results for all 3 papers are available at the official website.
- Candidates can check their result by entering their application number, date of birth, and security pin.
- JEE Main Result for all 4 sessions will be compiled and final merit list will be formulated.
- For candidates appearing in both sessions, the better of the four scores will be considered for the merit list.
- Result for JEE Main is released separately for B.E/B.Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers.
- NTA will award students with percentile scores and not ranks.
- NTA uses Normalization Procedure in order to nullify the effects from varying difficulty level in question paper sets in different shifts.
- Check Complete list of JEE Main State-wise Toppers
JEE Main College Predictor 2021
Collegedunia’s exclusive college predictor assists candidates in finding their suitable colleges. JEE Main College Predictor uses the opening and closing ranks of previous year counseling data and predicts the most suitable college options to pursue Engineering. Candidates can also narrow down the available options by adding specific filters such as their preferred city or course they wish to pursue. With the results out, candidates often find it difficult to predict the college they will be accepted based on their scores, but the JEE Main 2021 College Predictor will assist the student in making a decision by providing information about colleges, accepting scores, and other details about NITs, IIITs, GFTIs and other participating colleges.Check JEE Main College Predictor
JEE Mains Marks vs Percentile 2021
JEE Main Percentage defines a candidate’s marks, whereas Percentile defines the position of the candidate amongst others. If a student says she has 90 percentile, this means that there are 10 percent students above him/her who have secured higher marks.Here’s an expected JEE Main Marks vs Percentile range estimate for 2021 session:
|271 - 299||99.9946- 99.999|
|263 - 270||99.9904 - 99.9943|
|250 - 262||99.977 - 99.987|
|241 - 250||99.962 - 99.974|
|231 - 240||99.931- 99.955|
|211 - 220||99.854 - 99.897|
|201 - 210||99.792 - 99.846|
|191 - 200||99.712 - 99.782|
|181 - 190||99.599 - 99.681|
|171 - 180||99.454 - 99.577|
|161 - 170||99.278 - 99.435|
|151 - 160||99.08- 99.26|
|131 - 140||98.42 - 98.78|
|121 - 130||97.81- 98.15|
|111 - 120||97.50 - 97.79|
|101 - 110||96.53 - 97.26|
|91 - 100||95.99 - 96.06|
|81 - 90||93.23 - 95.32|
|71 - 80||91.81 - 93.76|
|61 - 70||87.91 - 91.03|
|51 - 60||82.06 - 86.63|
|41 - 50||73.43 - 81.15|
|31 - 40||58.25 - 71.88|
|21 - 30||37.70 - 56.63|
|11 - 20||13.50 - 33.23|
|0 - 10||0.89 - 0.90|
|(-19) - (-10)||0.86 - 0.88|
JEE Main Cut Off 2021
Qualifying Cut off and Admission Cut off are different for JEE Main 2021. Qualifying Cut off is the minimum score required to sit for JEE Advanced 2021. Admission Cut off is the merit list based on the cut off which is used for the counseling process. The cut off is based on various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, number of appeared students, category of the candidate, cut off trend over the years and number of candidates applying for a particular course. Check JEE Main Cut Off
JEE Main Qualifying Cutoff 2021
JEE Main 2021 Qualifying Cutoff will be released by NTA. Candidates can check previous session’s category-wise cut off for JEE Main:
|OBC – NCL||72.8887969|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||50.1760245|
|Scheduled tribes (ST)||39.0696101|
JEE Main Admission Cut off - JoSAA Cutoff Ranks
Candidates can check the institute wise opening and closing rank cutoffs and allotment for 2020 from the following table. Unlike the previous year, this year JoSAA counselling will be held in six rounds.
Top Engineering Colleges in India
|Name||State||NIRF Score||NIRF Ranking 2020||NIRF Ranking 2019|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras||Tamil Nadu||89.93||1||1|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi||Delhi||88.08||2||2|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay||Maharashtra||85.08||3||3|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur||Uttar Pradesh||82.18||4||5|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur||West Bengal||80.56||5||4|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee||Uttarakhand||76.29||6||6|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati||Assam||74.90||7||7|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad||Telangana||66.44||8||8|
|National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirappalli||Tamil Nadu||64.10||9||10|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore||Madhya Pradesh||62.88||10||13|
JEE Main 2021 – Admission at NITs
- The admission policy for NIT states is that out of the total number of seats, 50 percent of the seats will be reserved for students of the particular state where the NIT is located.
- The other 50 percent of seats will be granted based on All India Rank (AIR) of students from other states.
- A candidate can avail of a scholarship based on their class XII performance and JEE Main Score.
Top 15 NITs as per NIRF Ranking
|National Institute Of Technology, Tiruchirappalli||Tamil Nadu||10|
|Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute Of Technology||Gujarat||15|
|Visvesvaraya National Institute Of Technology, Nagpur (Deemed University)-Nagpur||Maharashtra||18|
|National Institute Of Technology, Rourkela-Rourkela||Odisha||19|
|National Institute Of Technology, Karnataka-Mangalore||Karnataka||22|
|Motilal Nehru National Institute Of Technology||Uttar Pradesh||23|
|National Institute Of Technology, Warangal||Telangana||28|
|National Institute Of Technology, Durgapur||West Bengal||30|
|National Institute Of Technology, Calicut||Kerala||35|
|Malaviya National Institute Of Technology, Jaipur||Rajasthan||37|
|Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute Of Technology, Jalandhar||Punjab||42|
|National Institute Of Technology, Kurukshetra||Haryana||48|
|NIT Hamirpur||Himachal Pradesh||51|
|National Institute Of Technology, Agartala||Tripura||52|
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- NIT Delhi, Cut off, Admission, Fees
- NIT Patna – Cut off, Ranking, Admission
- JEE Main Cut off for Top NITs
Low Score in JEE Main? Apply Here
With lakhs of students competing for seats in IITs, IIITs and NITs, it is often that candidates end up not achieving the desired rank. There are a number of prestigious B.Tech colleges, admissions to which is possible without JEE Main Score.
|Name of the Institute||Admission Process||Number of Seats (approx.)|
|NSIT Delhi||DTU Entrance Exam||775|
|MIT Pune||MHT CET||540|
|MIT Karnataka||MU OET||6,520|
|BMSCE Bangalore||BMSCE Entrance Exam||970|
|R.V. College of Engineering||KEA CET, COMEDK||1,080|
|MSRIT Bangalore||KEA CET, COMEDK||738|
JEE Main 2021 Analysis Report
JEE Main 2021 Sessions 1, 2 and 3 have been concluded. JEE Main 2021 Session 4 is scheduled for Aug 26 to Sept 2. Candidates can check the statistics for JEE Main Sessions 1,2 and 3:
JEE Main 2021 – May/July Session Report
- JEE Main 2021 was conducted on July 20, 22, 25, 27, 2021. Check More
- A total of 7.09 lakh candidates registered for JEE Main 2021. However, only around 7 lakh appeared for the exam.
- The results for JEE Main 2021 were released on August 6, 2021.
- A total of 17 candidates scored 100 percentile in JEE Main 2021 July session. Some of the toppers include Karanam Lokesh, Duggineni Venkata Paneesh, Pasala Veera Siva, Rahul Naidu, Vaibhav Vishal, and Anshul Verma.
- JEE Main 2021 was conducted in 915 exam centers. Check Top Colleges In India Accepting JEE Main - 2021
JEE Main 2021 – March Session Report
- JEE Main 2021 was conducted from March 16 to March 18, 2021.
- A total of 6.9 lakh candidates registered for JEE Main 2021. However, only 5,56,248 appeared for the exam.
- The results for JEE Main 2021 were released on March 24, 2021.
- A total of 13 candidates scored 100 percentile in JEE Main 2021 February session. Some of the JEE Main 2021 Toppers include Siddharta Kalra, Kavya Chopra, Bannuru Rohit Kumar Reddy, Josyula Venkata Aditya, and Mridul Agarwal.
- JEE Main 2021 was conducted in 334 exam centers.
JEE Main 2021 – February Session Report
- JEE Main 2021 was conducted from February 23 to February 26, 2021.
- A total of 6.8 lakh candidates registered for JEE Main 2021. However, only 6,20,978 appeared for the exam.
- JEE Main Result 2021 was declared on March 8, 2021.
- A total of 6 candidates scored 100 percentile in JEE Main 2021 February session. The toppers include Pravar Kataria, Ranjim Prabal Das, Saket Jha, Siddhant Mukherjee, Ananth Krishna Kidambi, and Guramrit Singh.
- The exam was conducted in 329 JEE Main Exam Centers based in India and 10 abroad.
JEE Main Toppers
Tabulated below is the list of state-wise toppers of JEE Main 2020 January session including the 9 candidates who received NTA score 100 in B.E/B. Tech paper of JEE Main 2020 for January session:
|Candidate Name||NTA Score||State Code of Eligibility|
|AKSHAT SINGH||97.3286395||ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS|
|LANDA JITENDRA||100.0000000||ANDHRA PRADESH|
|THADAVARTHI VISHNU SRI SAI SANKAR||100.0000000||ANDHRA PRADESH|
|APURBA NATH||96.1831211||ARUNACHAL PRADESH|
|KUNWAR PREET SINGH||99.9972380||CHANDIGARH|
|SHARAD VISHWAKARMA||99.2655484||DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI|
|JAIN ANMOL RAJESH KUMAR||98.6482824||DAMAN AND DIU|
|NISHANT AGARWAL||100.00000000||DELHI (NCT)|
The list of candidates with 100 NTA score in B. Arch and B. Planning papers is tabulated below:
|Candidate Name||Paper||State Code of Eligibility|
|Kanumuri Bheemeswara Vijay Varma||B. Planning||Andhra Pradesh|
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021
JEE Main 2021 will be conducted through three papers – B.E/ B.Tech, B.Architecture and B.Planning Papers. JEE Main 2021 Exam pattern has undergone some drastic changes this year. For the first time choice has been introduced for questions considering the reduction in syllabus by CBSE and other state boards. Although total questions in each of the 3 papers has been increased, but the total marks for the papers remains the same as the previous years.
JEE Main B.E/B.Tech Paper Pattern
|Subjects||Maximum Questions Asked||Maximum Questions to Answer||Marks|
|Chemistry||30 (20+10)||25 (20+5)||100|
|Physics||30 (20+10)||25 (20+5)||100|
|Mathematics||30 (20+10)||25 (20+5)||100|
JEE Main B. Arch Paper Pattern
|Subjects||Maximum Questions Asked||Maximum Questions to Answer||Marks|
|Mathematics||30 (20+10)||25 (20+5)||100|
JEE Main B. Planning Paper Pattern
|Subjects||Maximum Questions Asked||Maximum Questions to Answer||Marks|
|Mathematics||30 (20+10)||25 (20+5)||100|
How to Approach JEE Main Question Paper? Section-wise Ideal Attempts
With the increasing competition in JEE Main, it is a must for the candidates to set specific targets. Here are some section-wise tips which can assist you in finding the accurate paper attempting approach:
Mathematics: Mathematics level has been easy to moderate for 3 years and topics like Matrices, Vector 3D, Determinants are some of the high scoring topics. Questions from Height and Distance and Trigonometry have not been asked from these chapters in recent years.
A person is likely to score 45-50 marks if he/she attempts 20 questions in Mathematics with 60% accuracy provided the candidate attempts all integer questions(non-negative questions). More emphasis should be laid on attempting integer questions rather than single choice questions.
Physics: For the last 5 years, Physics has been the toughest section of all which includes a lot of lengthy questions. The numerical part of the paper is generally asked from 11th standard whereas the conceptual part is mostly from 12th standard. One must concentrate more on the latter as it is a comparatively scoring part.
With a 70% accuracy, if a candidate attempts 15 questions of the Physics section, he/she can score more than 30 marks.
Chemistry: The Chemistry section is believed to be the easiest one where organic and inorganic questions are more of a conceptual type. These questions should be given more focus due to direct correspondence with respective options.
If a candidate is able to attempt 22 Chemistry questions with 80% accuracy, he/she can score more than 60 marks.
JEE Main 2021 Syllabus
JEE Main Syllabus 2021 has been released by NTA on the official website i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in/ nta.ac.in. JEE Main Syllabus has not been impacted with 30% reduction in CBSE class XI and XII syllabus. To address the issue, NTA has introduced choices in JEE Main Question Paper instead.
Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, Sets, Relations, and Functions, Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations, Matrices And Determinants, Permutations And Combinations, Trigonometry, Probability, and others.
Electromagnetic waves, optics, thermodynamics, electronic devices, physics and measurement, kinematics, laws of motion, work, energy and power, rotational motion, gravity, electrostatics, magnetic effects of current, communication systems, and so on
Atomic Structure, Chemical Thermodynamics, Redox Reaction & Thermo-chemistry, Surface Chemistry, Hydrogen, s & p-Block Elements, Hydrocarbons, Polymers, Some Basic Concepts Of Chemistry, States Of Matter, Organic Nitrogen Compounds, and so on.
Surfaces and objects associated with Architecture and as building elements.
Familiarization with places, relevant people, structures/buildings and materials/objects.
The capability of visualizing various sides of 3D items.
Transformation capabilities of 3D objects from 2D drawings.
Mental Capability of Analytical & Reasoning concepts.
Structure and drawing of geometrical or dynamic shapes & examples in pencil.
3D perception: Analyzing and developing concepts about scale and object proportions, building structures & components, shading surface, agreement, and complexity.
JEE Main Drawing Test Syllabus
Portraying of scenes and exercises from the memory of urbanscape and scenes for open spaces, festivals, markets, road scenes, landmarks, recreational spaces, waterway fronts, wildernesses, trees, plants, etc.
Making two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces utilizing given shapes and structures.
JEE Main Planning Syllabus
General Awareness with regard to government programs/schemes, development issues etc.
Critical thinking, Comprehension, Analytical skills, Map reading skills, Graphs, Charts, Simple statistics etc.
CBSE Class X Social Sciences
Must Read for Subject-wise Pattern
JEE Main Mock Test 2021
- NTA provides official JEE Main Mock test, this can highly beneficial for the candidates in terms of understating the exam pattern.
- Candidates can access the mock test from the official website of NTA i.e. nta.ac.in
- NTA launched Abhyaas app for JEE Main Preparation.
- Mock test facility is now available in Hindi and English language both as informed by HRD Minister.
- The app has been accessed by lakhs of Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) Main aspirants. Read More
Best Books for JEE Main 2021 Preparation
First of all, go through NCERT books completely at least twice before referring to any other books. NCERT books are considered to be the best source, especially for Chemistry. Also since, the syllabus followed in JEE Main was stipulated by CBSE so NCERT books give you an extra edge. Below is the list of suggested books for all the subjects of JEE Main 2021:
|Name of the Book||Name of the Author|
|Mathematics Books for JEE Main Preparation|
|Mathematics for Class 12 (2 Volumes)||R.D Sharma|
|Algebra for JEE Main & Advanced||S.K Goyal|
|Differential & Integral Calculus||N. Piskunov|
|Coordinate Geometry||S.L Loney|
|Physics Books For JEE Main Preparation|
|Concepts of Physics||H.C Verma|
|Problems in Physics||A.A Pinsky|
|University Physics||Freedman and Young|
|Chemistry Books For JEE Main 2021|
|Organic Chemistry||R.K Gupta|
|Concise Inorganic||J.D Lee|
|General Chemistry||Darrell D Ebbing|
|University Chemistry||Freedman and Young|
JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021
75 % eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2021 has been removed. According to this criteria, students should have obtained a minimum of 75 per cent marks in the Class 12 examination or have the top 20 percentile in Class 12/qualifying examination held by the respective Boards to be eligible to apply for admission. Check JEE Main 2021 Eligibility
- Age Limit Criteria: There is no upper age limit for appearing in JEE Main 2021. Candidates who have passed class 12th or equivalent in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE Main 2021.
- Maximum number of Attempts: Candidates can take the exam maximum for 3 years consecutively. Candidates can sit for all four sessions- February, March, April and May sessions. All of these will be counted as a single attempt.
- Educational Qualification: Candidates who have qualified their XII or equivalent exam in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 are eligible to sit for JEE Main 2021. Candidates must have passed 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 Main Registration
- JEE Main Registration 2022 is expected to begin in December 2021.
- JEE Main Registration for this year has been closed.
- If a student wishes or is unable to attend any particular session for which he/she has registered, he/she may apply for a refund of the fees.
- The student will not be able to transfer the registration to another month.
- The fee refund must also be applied for within the time the application window is opened.
- Students can apply for a different city for each exam.
JEE Main Application Fee
Candidates can pay the application fee using Credit/Debit card/Net Banking/Paytm/Cash Cards/SBI Buddy Wallet or they can also download e-challan and make the payment in any branch of Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank or ICICI Bank. Fee once paid will not be refunded in any case. The updated fees for JEE Main 2021 is tabulated below:
|Exam Center Opted||Appearing Papers||Online Mode Exam|
|Paper Type||General/Gen- EWS/ OBC(NCL) (Male) (INR)||SC/ST/PWD/Girls/Transgender (INR)|
|In India||Single Paper||650||325|
B.E./B.Tech and B. Arch or
|Outside India||Single Paper||3000||1500|
B.E./B.Tech and B. Arch or
JEE Main Form Correction
JEE Main Form Correction window has been closed. Applicants can check their form status later by logging into their portal. Also, the link for image correction in JEE Main application form is activated at the official website.
|Image||File size||Dimensions||File Format|
|Photograph (with name and date of taking photo)||10 kb to 200 kb||3.5 cm x 4.5 cm||JPEG/JPG|
|Signature of Candidate||4 kb to 30 kb||3.5 cm x 1.5 cm||JPEG/JPG|
JEE Main Admit Card 2021
- NTA released JEE Main Admit Card for Phase 4 online on August 21, 2021.
- Candidates can download their admit card by logging into the official website (jeemain.nta.nic.in/ nta.ac.in) using their application number and DOB.
- JEE Main 2021 Admit Card has four pages which includes information about “Important Instructions for Candidates” given on Page No. 2 and an “Advisory for Candidates regarding COVID-19” on Pages No. 3 and 4.
- The hall ticket is a mandatory document that a candidate needs to carry on the exam day along with a valid ID proof.
- It carries important information about the candidate and exam i.e. exam centre’s name and address, exam day instructions, candidate’s photograph and signature and more.
JEE Main 2021 Exam Centers
- This year, NTA is expected to conduct JEE Main 2021 in 329 JEE Main Exam Centers across cities across India and 10 cities abroad.
- Odd-Even Rule will be followed when it comes to the seating arrangement in JEE Main 2021 February Session.
- Candidates are given an opportunity to list up to 4 preferences in the exam center category, during filling the JEE Main Application form.
- Candidates can give different preferences for all the 4 sessions.
JEE Main Counselling
Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will release the counselling schedule, like the previous year, the counselling can be done in 6 rounds. JoSAA Cutoff for Round 1 – 6 for previous year is available on the official portal, students can check institute-wise opening and closing ranks. There are three counselling processes for 15% JEE Main All India Seats:
- JoSAA Counselling is done for seat allotment of all IITs, IIITs, NITs and Other Government Funded Technical Institutes.
- CSAB NEUT manages counselling for seats of AICTE approved institutes in India which are not covered under CSAB for the North Eastern States & Union Territories (NEUT).
- CSAB SFTI takes care of counselling for Self-Funded Technical Institutes.
JEE Main Eligibility for Admission to NITs, IITs and CFTIs
Admission to B.Tech / B. Arch / B.E. / B. Planning courses in these institutes will be based on All India Rank with the requirement that the candidate should have attained at least 75% in 12th examination or should have been in the top 20 percentile in 12th.
For SC / ST candidates the requirement is 65% in 12th.
JEE Main Eligibility for Admission to B.Arch
Requirement for architecture course includes passing an examination at the end of qualifying examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and 50% marks aggregate of the qualifying examination.
For B. Planning, the candidate should have attained a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination.
Subject combinations mandated in the qualifying examination for entry to B.E. / B.Tech, B.Arch and B. Planning courses in IITs, NITs and other CFTIs shall be under:
|Course||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 subject.|
|B. Arch||Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry|
|B. Planning||Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics|
Eligibility for Admission to Other Institutions:
Above mentioned criteria could be adopted by other technical institutions that are going to participate in counselling through CSAB / JoSAA.
In the case that a state plans to admit students into engineering colleges affiliated to State Universities, the state may prepare a completely separate rank list based on guidelines set by them.
JoSAA Seat Matrix
JoSAA has released the information on number of seats available at IITs. NITs, IIITs and GFTIs for JEE Main 2020 candidates for the academic session 2021. This year JoSAA shall conduct counselling for a total of 50,822 seats available at 110 institutes accepting JEE Main 2020 score i.e. 23 IITs, 31 NITs, IIEST Shibpur, 26 IIITs and 29 Other-GFTIs. Candidates can check the category wise availability of seats below:
Category-wise Distribution of JEE Main Qualifiers
The category wise distribution of the top 2,50,000 JEE Main 2021 Rank Holders who will be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2021 are as follows:
|Category||Total Number of Category wise Seats Reserved for JEE Advanced 2021|
|Gen - EWS||23750||25000|
|Gen - EWS - Pwd||1250|
|OBC - NCL||64125||67500|
|OBC - NCL - Pwd||3375|
|SC - Pwd||1875|
|ST - Pwd||938|
JEE Main Helpline
Keeping in mind the hardships faced by candidates amidst the COVID-19 epidemic, NTA has come up with an exclusive helpline, candidates can contact the authorities regarding exam-related queries through text messages or SMS services. The helpline shall be operational during 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM. Read More
|NTA SMS Helpline for COVID-19|
|NTA Text Helpline No 1||8178359845|
|NTA Text Helpline No 2||8700028512|
|NTA Text Helpline No 3||9650173668|
|NTA Text Helpline No 4||9599676953|
|NTA Text Helpline No 5||8882356803|
- JEE Main Helpline for Transactions: For transaction related queries, Click Here
- JEE Main Helpline for Mock test: For mock test related queries, contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
JEE Main 2021 FAQs
Ques. When will NTA release JEE Main 2021 Result for Phase 4?
Ans. JEE Main Result JEE Main Result 2021 for B.E/B.Tech has been released on September 15, 2021. Candidates can download their scorecards from jeemain.nta.nic.in and nta.ac.in with their application number and DOB.
Ques. What is Normalization of Marks in JEE Main 2021?
Ans. The normalization criteria for the examination is as follows:
- Calculation of normalized marks is done without considering the Class XII marks.
- Candidates with 75% marks (65% for reserved categories) in Class XII will qualify for JEE Advanced.
- Candidates within the top 20 percentile in their state board also qualify for JEE Main Counselling.
- Normalization is calculated with the number of candidates in the group with aggregate marks less than the candidate divided by the total number of candidates and multiplied by 100.
Ques. Is a percentile score of 95 in JEE Main 2021 enough for admission to NITs?
Ans. Although 95 percentile in JEE Main 2021 is a low score to get admission in top NIT, the minimum score required varies with category and B.Tech course applied for. Candidates are advised to carefully check the cutoff list for various NITs for further details on admission and minimum score required.
Ques. How much should I score to get a 99 percentile in JEE Main 2021?
Ans. Marks required in getting a 99 percentile in JEE Main varies from session to session. As the percentile score is calculated in relation to the scores of all the other candidates taking the exam, things like paper difficulty and average scores on the particular exam day come into play. You can check your suitable college options on the basis of your estimated JEE Main Score using JEE Main College Predictor
Ques. Is JEE Main and JEE Advanced syllabus the same?
Ans. Unlike JEE main, JEE Advanced includes a few extra topics apart from class 12th syllabus. JEE main does not include some of the topics of JEE Advanced, For e.g. Thermal Physics is included in JEE Advanced but is not asked in JEE main. Similarly, Electrochemistry is included in JEE Advanced but not in JEE main.
Ques. Where to check JEE Main Result?
Ans. A simple 4 step process to download the JEE Main Result is as follows:
- Open the official website: nta.ac.in.
- Look for the link that reads “JEE Main 2021 result”.
- Click on the link and provide the details of the Roll Number and Date of Birth.
- Click on the submit button and your JEE Main 2021 score is displayed on the screen.
Ques. How many institutes are participating in JoSAA Counselling this year?
Ans. There a total of 110 institutes that are participating in JoSAA Counselling 2021. The list contains the list of 23 IITs, 31 NITs, IIEST Shibpur, 26 IIITs and 29 Other GFTIs.
Ques. How many sessions will JEE Main 2022 be conducted in?
Ans.Like JEE Main 2021, JEE Main 2022 might be conducted in four sessions, the dates being during February, March, April and May.
Ques. Is there any change in JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria?
Ans. Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has announced the revision in JEE Main Eligibility Criteria. Like the previous year, 75% criteria has been scrapped for this year as well. According to this criteria, students should have obtained a minimum of 75 per cent marks in the Class 12 examination or be in the top 20 percentile in Class 12/qualifying examination held by the respective Boards to be eligible to apply for admission. However, candidates who clear JEE Main 2021 will only need their 12th passing certificate for admissions, irrespective of the score obtained by them.
Ques. Are there any changes in JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern?
Ans. JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern has been revised considering the syllabus reduction by CBSE and state boards. Physics, Chemistry and Maths will now have 30 questions each. All three of these subjects will have two sections. Section A will contain 20 MCQs and Section B will contain 10 Numerical value answer based questions. Candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10 in section B.
Ques. If a candidate has passed in 2020 and has appeared for improvement in 2021, what will they fill in the academic details section in JEE Main Registration?
Ans. Such candidates have to decide as to which percentage of marks i.e. 2020 or 2021 is better and accordingly select the year and corresponding roll number in the first step of JEE Main 2021 Application Form. Further, the candidates who have passed class 12th in 2020 and appearing in improvement examination of class 12th in 2021, may fill the form in either of the following methods:-
a) Select the year of passing class 12th as 2021 and enter the roll number, name of the board in the first step of the application form. In the second step of application form, select ‘yes’ in the column – appearing for improvement examination, Or
b) Select the year of appearing class 12th as 2021 and fill the
Ques. Who can apply for JEE Main 2021?
Ans. Candidates who have passed Class 12th in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 irrespective of their age are eligible to sit for JEE Main 2021, check detailed eligibility here
Ques. What are the instructions for JEE Main Image size?
Ans. After filling in the online form, candidates are required to scan and upload photographs and signatures as per the defined guidelines by NTA.
- Scanned photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format.
- Size of scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb.
- Size of scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb.
Ques. What items are allowed in JEE Main exam center?
Ans. The list of items allowed in JEE Main exam center are as follows:
- JEE Main Admit Card, ID and other exam related documents.
- Transparent Ball Point Pen
- Additional photograph to be pasted on the attendance sheet
- Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml)
- Personal transparent water bottle.
Ques. With the economic slowdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, will there be any relief in the fees of NITs and IITs?
Ans. As per the statement of the education minister during his webinar on May 5, 2020, HRD has insisted to NITs and IITs to avoid the yearly fee hike during these times.
Ques. How will I manage JEE Main 2021, if I have no experience with computers and online tests?
Ans. The Ministry of Human Resource Development has mandated the NTA to set up, establish and create a network of Test Practice Centres for candidates, especially in remote and rural areas to enable them to practice and be comfortable in taking a Computer Based Test (CBT). This facility will be completely free of cost. This will facilitate and ease the process of being able to take a Computer Based Test (CBT). The entire experience of using a computer will be as close to the actual experience of taking a CBT as possible. All efforts will also be made to provide practice tests and questions so that candidates can familiarize themselves with logging into the system, go through the detailed instructions regarding the test, use the mouse, scroll down to the next question, navigate between questions, review and edit their options and submit questions. It will also offer Mock Test.
Ques. Are there good options for JEE Main Online Classes?
Ans. NTA has provided online video lectures by IIT Faculty and experts for the preparation of JEE Main . The steps to access the video lectures are as follows:
- Visit the official website of NTA i.e. nta.ac.in.
- Click on the “CONTENT BASED LECTURES - FOR JEE MAIN AND NEET-UG BY IIT PROFESSORS / SUBJECT EXPERTS” tab.
- You will be redirected to the page containing the name of different subjects.
- Choose the video lecture by clicking on the subject.
Ques. Can I crack JEE Main without coaching?
Ans. The need for a coaching center to go about the preparation is totally subjective and depends upon the student’s caliber and preference. Coaching centers can provide you with a direction through their guidance and can bring regularity in the study pattern. Your performance will also be constantly analyzed, helping you improve. On the other hand, self-study has its own advantages. You can save traveling time, energy and money. In the case of self-study, be very focused during school lectures and take help from your school teachers for doubt clarification.
Ques. JEE Main site is not opening, what should I do?
Ans. If there is an issue with your browser, we suggest you clear your cache and retry. However, any technical issue with the official website will be fixed as soon as possible.
Ques. I am preparing for NATA 2021 as well as JEE Main 2021 for B. Arch. What is the difference between in both the syllabi and the preparations?
Ans. The exam pattern for NATA as well as JEE Main Paper II for B. Arch. is fairly similar which is great news for all the aspirants. JEE Main B. Arch question paper comprises 77 questions in total, there are 3 sections in JEE Main Paper II – Aptitude Test (50 questions), Mathematics (25 questions) and Drawing Test (2 questions).
Ques. What is the weightage of JEE Main Kinematics Questions?
Ans. Kinematics is an essential very chapter not only because its weight age is high but also because it is the most basic chapter of mechanics and can be applied in almost any topic of physics. Candidates must make sure that they have conceptual clarity when it comes to Kinematics.
Ques. Can I edit my category in JEE Main Application Form?
Ans. Yes, you can edit your category in the form during Form Correction. Login with Application Number and Password to access the form correction.
Ques. Is JEE Main tough?
Ans. Lakhs of candidates appear for JEE Main every year, the exam is a gateway to top engineering colleges in the country. The level of difficulty of the exam can not be underestimated mainly because of the high level of competition. But with a proper plan, accurate resources and dedication, one can definitely make it to the required rank range.
Ques. How many times can I attempt JEE Main?
Ans. Candidates can appear for JEE Main exam for up to 3 consecutive years. For 2021, JEE Main will be held four times a year, the candidate may appear in all the attempts. Appearing in all four sessions of the same year will be counted as a single attempt.
Ques. I have made a mistake in uploading photo in the application form. How can I edit it?
Ans. In case you have made any mistake while uploading the photograph in the application form, it can be edited during JEE Main Form Correction
Ques. Sir, I am from J&K and I passed class 12th last year with 72%. Am I eligible for JEE Mains and can I get admission in NIT?
Ans. Yes, you are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2021 (minimum 50% marks in PCM). To get admission in NIT, a candidate must secure at least 75% marks in 10+2 Exam (65% for SC/ST category) or be in the top 20 percentiles in the 10+2 exam conducted by respective boards.
Ques. I have submitted more than one form. Will my application be rejected?
Ans. No, the authority will merge both of your applications and on this behalf, they will issue an admit card to you. However, in this case candidates need to send an email to email@example.com providing both the application number and mentioning the application number, they want to consider.
Ques. How to Download JEE Main Admit Card?
Ans. Candidates can download JEE Main admit card from the official website i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in using their Application number and password/DOB.
Ques. My transaction failed while paying the application fee. What can be done?
Ans. If you come across this situation then you need to pay the fees again. In case you balance is deducted due to any technical failure then the same would be refunded to your account within 7 to 10 days. If you have made the payment through e-challan then you should quickly contact the concerned bank/branch.
Ques. How can Assam, J&K and Meghalaya candidates apply, having no aadhaar card?
Ans. Candidates who have passed/appearing the class 12th examination from Assam, J&K and Meghalaya states have to enter passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. Identity number. Such candidates have to select the exam city centre in these states itself.
Ques. Can candidates with a Diploma apply for JEE Main?
Ans. Yes, diploma candidates can apply for JEE Main 2021 but only to fulfill the eligibility for JEE Advanced 2021. Diploma holders will not be eligible for admission to NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main channel.
Ques. I am from Nepal. Can I apply for JEE main?
Ques. What is the importance of Organic Chemistry in JEE Main?
Ans. Organic Chemistry has weightage of at least 30-35% of chemistry part in JEE Main. Important topics of organic chemistry are general organic chemistry, alcohol, phenols and ether, aldehydes and ketones.
Ques. I am from Assam and I don't have aadhaar number and passport. Which number should I enter as my identification number?
Ans. If you don't have aadhaar number and passport number then you can enter any one of the followings, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number.
Ques. Can you suggest the top JEE Main coaching institutes in Delhi?
Ans. You can join any one of these institutes in Delhi- Narayna, Vidya Mandir Classes, Resonance, Aakash, Pi Education, FIIT JEE etc. These will provide you expert guidance.
Ques. I have filled the application form under SC quota and I belong to defence services category as well, how will I be allotted a seat at NIT?
Ans. the seat allocation will be based on SC quota firstly, following which DS category conditions will be applicable. However, you will have to qualify the cut off set for SC quota in the cut off list.
Ques. What is the State of Eligibility for the Improvement Candidates/Institution Abroad/NIOS?
Ans. If a candidate has passed Class 12 or the equivalent qualifying examination from one state but appeared for improvement from another state, their state code of eligibility will be from where they have originally passed Class 12 or the equivalent qualifying examination. Indian nationals passing the equivalent qualifying examination from an institution abroad, their State of Eligibility will be determined based on their permanent address in India as provided in the Passport. Candidate passed/appearing class 12th from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to the state in which the study Centre is located. The State of Eligibility is not applicable for the candidates belonging to Nepal /Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO.
Ques. I will clear my Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 2021. Can I apply for JEE Main 2021?
Ans. Yes, to appear in JEE Advanced, a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2021 but their ranks and scores for JEE Main will not be declared as diploma holders cannot apply for admission in NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main.
Ques. What is the admission procedure for admission in BArch course in an IIT through JEE Main 2021?
Ans. Candidates appeared in JEE Main Paper 2 are eligible for admission to B. Arch. Course only in NITs/SPAs other CFTIs (where B.Arch. course is available). For taking admission to B.Arch. in IIT’s, there is a separate procedure for which they should see the respective websites of IITs.
Ques. I forgot to upload the photograph with name and date of taking photograph in JEE Main Application Form. Will my form be rejected?
Ans. No. JEE Main Application Form will not be rejected for uploading the photograph without the name and date of photograph is taken. You will be issued admit card for appearing in the exam without any corrections.
Ques. How much percentage of marks are required to be eligible for JEE Main 2021?
Ans. There is no special criteria of minimum percentage defined for appearing in JEE Main 2021. But for taking admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFTIs through JoSAA Counselling, a candidate must secure a minimum percentage of 75 or be in top 20 percentile in class 12. For SC/ST, the qualifying marks is 65%.
Ques. I am from West Bengal. What are the other engineering entrance exams that I can appear apart from JEE Main 2021?
Ans. Apart from JEE Main, you can appear for BITSAT, COMEDK UGET, VITEEE, MU OET, SRMJEEE, UPSEE, AEEE and WBJEE.
Ques. Do I need to apply to the participating colleges at the time of JEE Main Registration?
Ans. No. There is no provision of applying for colleges during JEE Main Registration. After the declaration of JEE Main Result, candidates must register for JoSAA and CSAB for the counselling.
Ques. Which book can I prefer for JEE Main Paper 2?
Ans. Following books can be preferred for preparing for JEE Main Paper 2: A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch 2021 Entrance Examination (English) by P.K Mishra, Arihant Publications Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Book by R.S. Aggarwal Architecture Entrance Book by P.K. Mishra. B. Arch/ B. Planning Aptitude Test for J.E.E. (Main) - SC Garg Steps to Architecture: B. Arch (NATA/JEE) Main Exam Guide Paperback- 2017 by Nimish Madan NATA & B. ARCH Complete Self Study Material: Entrance Examination -2017 by Ar. Shadan Usmani.
Ques. What are HSC Vocational Courses?
Ans. Different states have different HSC vocational courses. You need to verify them from your respective state.
Ques. Is my thumb impression necessary while filling JEE Main Application Form?
Ans. No, uploading a scanned copy of your thumb impression is not essential during JEE Main Registration.
Ques. What are the responsibilities of NTA/ JEE Main secretariat in JEE Main?
Conduct JEE Main
Seat Matrix Information
Release the results
Verify data entered in Online Form
Ques. Can I change my paper appearing mode from Hindi to English?
Ans. JEE Main 2021 exam will be conducted through online mode only, i.e Computer Based Test. So, Yes, candidates can choose the medium on their screen during the examination.
Ques. By mistake I misspelt my mother’s name and category so can I change it?
Ans. Yes, you can edit your mother’s name and category in the form during Form Correction. The window for JEE Main application form correction will open for a specified period of time. Login with Application Number and Password to access the form correction.
Ques. If I typed my email id incorrectly, will it effect my hall ticket?
Ans. Yes, you cannot get your JEE Main admit card through post. You can only download JEE Main Admit Card from nta.ac.in. In that case, You need to login to the systems with your roll number and password, which are stored on your email, just check in your personal mail id, else send an email on helpline to get your credentials.
Ques. If I give the exam both the times i.e., January as well as in April then will it be considered my 2 attempts or just 1?
Ans. The Number of attempts for admission in particular academic session will be treated as one. It is not necessary to appear the exam twice. This would be optional for the candidate to appears once or twice for the current academic sessions. If the Candidate appears both the test it is better to used both the scores, best of the score would be taken for the merit list.
Ques. I have uploaded the photograph without name and date but I still got the message and any email saying that "your registration is successfully done" is that fine.
Ans. Name of the candidate and date on which the photograph is taken is to be mentioned on the photograph, but in case uploaded photograph does not have name and date, the form will not be rejected and no correction is required in such a case and he/she will be issued admit card for appearing in JEE Main 2021 as usual.
Ques. How can one check the status of application for JEE main?
Ans. To access the form status (or rechecking form), login using application number and password.
- After that, click on Status tab.
Anyone of the following messages will be displayed on the user’s window:
Received – If the application form is successfully submitted
Unsuccessful – If the application form is Incomplete/Rejected/Not Submitted
- In case the confirmation page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and the amount will be refunded to the candidate account within a week and however the candidate has to make another transaction till the confirmation Page is not generated.
- After the confirmation of fee deposited from Bank, the candidate will be able to print the Acknowledgment Page, by login to their account again.
- In case the Acknowledgment Page is not generated, the candidate should contact the concerned bank/branch to update his/her transaction.
- Now safely log-out the window.
Ques. Will JEE Main 2021 be postponed?
Ans. JEE Main January session has been postponed to February and the exam is scheduled to be held between February 23 – 26, 2021. Also there will be four sessions for JEE Main 2021 that will be held in February, March, April, and May. Therefore further delay in the exam is not expected. Students can sit for any or all the sessions and can use the best scores for admission purposes.
Ques. Is 150 a good JEE Main score? Can I get an admission in IIT with this score?
Ans. A score ranging from 150-200 is considered to be good in JEE Main. Students are able to get admission at top NITs with this score. With a score of 150 in JEE Main 2021, you will be eligible for JEE Advanced. And a good score in JEE Advanced can guarantee you admission to IIT.
Ques: Is 75% percentage mandatory to apply for JEE Main 2021?
Ans. Yes. As per the latest JEE Main eligibility criteria candidates (general category) should have secured at least 75% marks in Class 12 or qualifying exam. Other category candidates should have 65% marks in order to become eligible for JEE Main 2021.
Ques. Can I apply for two sessions together in JEE Main 2021?
Ans. Yes. Candidates can apply for two sessions together in JEE Main 2021. The exam is scheduled to be held in four sessions i.e. February/ March/ April/ May. Candidates need to pay the fees accordingly if they are planning to apply for 2 sessions.
Ques. Can I appear for JEE Main 2021 in the Hindi Language?
Ans. Yes. As per new exam pattern, JEE Main exam 2021 will be conducted in 13 languages i.e. English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
Ques. By mistake, I have mentioned some details wrong in my JEE Main 2021 Application Form. Can I fill a new application form?
Ans. No. Multiple applications from one applicant are not acceptable or might get rejected as a single email ID and mobile can be used to fill one application form only. However, students can make corrections in the details during the time of JEE Main Form Correction which will be available from January 19 to 21, 2020.
Ques. For how many papers JEE Main 2021 Phase 1 will be conducted?
Ans. JEE Main 2021 Phase 1 examination will be conducted for B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Plan. The remaining 3 phases will be also be conducted for these papers only.
Ques. Other than Photograph and Signature which documents need to be uploaded during JEE Main 2021 Registration?
Ans. Photograph and Signature are the only documents that need to be uploaded during JEE Main 2021 Registration. All the candidates are advised to upload the documents as per the guidelines of NTA.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.