IIT JEE 2021: FAQs

Updated Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:39 AM IST

National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the JEE Main exam as well as declares the results and administers the counseling process. JEE Main is considered to be the preliminary stage. Students who clear this stage are provided admissions in 20 IIITs, 31 NITs, and 18 other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). It is essential for the candidates to clear the exam and score the top ranks. Only those who are in the top ranks are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.

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IIT JEE 2021: FAQs

What is the full form of JEE?

The full form of JEE is the Join Entrance Examination.

Why is the JEE Main exam conducted?

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is  conducted for the admission of  engineering  in the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), State Funded Technical Institutes (SFTIs), and Central Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). Students give this examination after completing 12th class.

Who conducts the JEE Main exam?

The National Testing Agency has been given the responsibility for conducting JEE Main exam.  All exam related procedures are conducted by NTA authorities.

What are the new changes in JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch) eligibility criteria?

Candidates who want to apply for admission through JEE Main exam Paper II (B.Arch) should have scored atleast 50% marks separately in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% aggregate marks in 10+2th standard (or equivalent) examination. This information has been notified by the  Council of Architecture to the NTA.

How many attempts are we allowed to give in JEE Main?

The total number of attempts is six times, as the JEE Main exam is held twice a year and the candidates originally have a maximum of three attempts to give JEE Main.

Do we need to give the exam twice or can we give once? which score will be considered If I give the exam twice?

The choice of giving the exam is on the candidate, whether he/she wants to give only one attempt or two is entirely up to them. But if they have attempted both the exams, the best off the two scores will be used for the purpose of ranking in the merit list.

In which colleges/institutions can a student get an admission after passing JEE Main exam?

After passing, JEE Main Exam candidates can take admission in NITs, IIITs, SFTIs, and CFITs depending on their score.

What is the complete procedure for admission to IITs?

Admission in IITs takes place through JEE Advanced exam.But the candidates who qualify JEE Main exam can appear in the JEE Advanced.

What is the minimum percentage required in class 12th to appear for the JEE Main exam?

There is no minimum percentage required in 12th standard to apply for JEE Main 2020 bout the students need to have passed a minimum of five subjects. However, class 12th percentage is required for admission into different institutes after qualifying JEE Main exam.

What is the syllabus for JEE Mains?

Syllabus for JEE Main 

A subject-wise list of all the chapters covered in the syllabus is provided below. The topic-wise weightage of IIT JEE  is highly uncertain, therefore, the students are advised to prepare the entire syllabus without skipping any part or concept. JEE Main syllabus is plotted as per class 11 and class 12 NCERT textbooks to ensure uniformity across the country.


JEE Main- Physics Syllabus

1.    Physics and Measurement

2.    Thermodynamics

3.    Kinematics

4.    Rotational Motion

5.    Gravitation

6.    Work and Energy

7.    Power

8.    Properties of Solids and Liquids

9.    Laws of Motion

10.  Electronic Devices

11.  Oscillations

12.  Waves

13.  Current Electricity

14.  Electromagnetic Waves

15.  Communication Systems

16.  Electromagnetic Induction

17.  Magnetism

18.  Alternating Currents

19.  Magnetic Effects of Current

20.  Kinetic Theory of Gases

21.  Dual Nature of Matter

22.  Radiation

23.  Atoms

24.  Nuclei

25.  Optics

26.  Electrostatics


JEE Main - Chemistry Syllabus

1.    Physical Chemistry

2.    Basic concepts in Chemistry

3.    States of Matter

4.    Chemical bonding

5.    Atomic Structure

6.    Solutions

7.    Solutions

8.    Redox Reactions

9.    Chemical Thermodynamics

10.  Equilibrium

11.  Electrochemistry

12.  Surface Chemistry

13.  Chemical Kinetics

14.  Organic Chemistry

15.  Polymers

16.  Principles of Practical Chemistry

17.  Organic Compounds – Characterisation and Purification

18.  Oxygen, Halogens, and Nitrogen Organic Compounds

19.  Hydrocarbons

20.  Biomolecules

21.  Basics of Organic Chemistry

22.  Chemistry in everyday life

23.  Inorganic Chemistry

24.  Hydrogen

25.  Classification of Elements

26.  Periodicity

27.  Alkali metals

28.  Group 13 to Group 18 Elements

29.  Alkaline earth metals

30.  D and f block elements

31.  Coordination compounds

32.  Environmental chemistry

33.  Isolation of metals

All three sections of chemistry are interlinked with each other. Candidates can commence with the Physical Chemistry section before preparing for the other two parts. Practicing and solving different types of questions regularly like matching type, multiple-choice, and assertion reason type questions are vital to boost one’s reasoning skills.


JEE Main Maths Syllabus

1.    Sets, Relations, and Functions

2.    Complex Numbers

3.    Determinant

4.    Quadratic Equations

5.    Matrices

6.    Permutations Combinations

7.    Mathematical Induction

8.    Sequence Series

9.    Binomial Theorem

10.  Limits and Continuity

11.  Differentiability

12.  Statistics

13.  Differential Equations

14.  Integral Calculus

15.  Trigonometry

16.  Vector Algebra

17.  Coordinate Geometry

18.  Mathematical Reasoning

19.  3D Geometry

20.  Probability


Maths is easy to score if students keep on practicing and developing a good understanding of the basic concepts. Concentrating on the concept of building and enhancing numerical solving skills are vital for the topics covered in Maths which are a perfect blend of simple and complex topics.

What is the exam pattern of JEE Mains?

It is important to know the exam pattern by which the candidates can prepare accordingly.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards has been granted the authority to design and develop the JEE Main syllabus as well as set the exam pattern. Since 2019, a few modifications have been made to the exam pattern for the consecutive years. NTA has yet again introduced some changes. They are as follows.

●     Three papers for JEE Main. Paper 1 for B. E/ B. Tech, Paper 2 for B.Arch, Paper 3 for B.Planning.

●     Paper 1 will now consist of 77 questions where 25 questions will be asked from each section. Earlier the paper had 90 questions in total.

●     Paper 2 is now only set for B.Arch courses. It will consist of 77 questions and the total marks allotted is 400.

●     Paper 3 will consist of 100 questions and the paper will be out of 400 marks.

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