JEE Main 2021 Registration, Tentative dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Preparation

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JEE (Joint entrance examination) is a national level examination conducted in India as an esteemed engineering entrance examination. The sole aim of the aspirants appearing in the JEE  exam is acquiring admissions in some of the top technical and engineering institutes across India. There are lakhs of students who register and write the JEE exam every year. But there are only thousands who crack the exam and acquire admission in some of the best technical and engineering institutions like IITs, NITs, CFITs, and various other premier institutes in the country.

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.

This exam is conducted twice a year. Hence, JEE Main 2021 will also be conducted in multiple sessions – one in  January and the other in April. Students can appear for any of the two sessions. The best score out of the two exams of JEE Main will be considered for admissions or make the student eligible for JEE Advanced. The merit list of the JEE Main is based on percentile scores.

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JEE Main 2021 Papers 
JEE Main 2021 Registration Date - Tentative Dates
JEE Mains 2021 Eligibility Criteria
JEE Mains 2021 Syllabus

The exam is held online in a computer-based mode and consists of three papers. 

  • Paper 1 is for B.Tech

  • Paper 2 for B.Arch programs 

  • Paper 3 will be for B.Planning courses. 

  • The major subjects included in the syllabus are Maths, Physics, and Chemistry.

Some of the important dates that students who want to appear in 2021 examinations are given in chronological order:

JEE Main 2021 Registration Date - Tentative Dates

The official JEE Main 2021 Registration Date for both January & April session exam is not out yet. The expected dates for registration, the release of admit card, examination dates, etc. have been given below:

JEE Main 2021 Registration Date (Start Date)      


End of Registration


Last day for submission of application fee


Release of JEE Main 2021 Admit Cards

2nd week of February 2021

JEE Main 2021 Examination

JEE Main 2021 – Session I

JEE Main 2021 – Session II

JEE Main 2021 – Session III

JEE Main 2021 – Session IV

February 23  – 26, 2021

March 15 – 18, 2021

April 27 – 30, 2021

May 24 – 28, 2021

JEE Mains 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to check the eligibility criteria before applying for JEE Main 2021. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will be allowed to take the JEE Mains examination. Given below is the JEE Main eligibility criteria for students to appear in JEE Main 2021:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India, or OCI (overseas Citizen of India), or NRI.

  • Candidates must have successfully completed 10+2 examinations from a recognized board of India with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as mandatory subjects.

  • Candidates are required to obtain at least 50 percent marks in the qualifying examination in the case of general category students, 45% for General-PH category candidates and 40% marks for SC/ST & OBC category candidates in the qualifying exam.

  • Candidates must be a minimum of 17 years old as on 31st December 2021.

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

Physics and Measurement



Rotational Motion


Work and Energy


Properties of Solids and Liquids

Laws of Motion

Electronic Devices



Current Electricity

Electromagnetic Waves

Communication Systems

Electromagnetic Induction


Alternating Currents

Magnetic Effects of Current                      

Kinetic Theory of Gases                                           

Dual Nature of Matter






JEE Main - Chemistry Syllabus

Physical Chemistry

Basic concepts in Chemistry

States of Matter

Chemical bonding

Atomic Structure



Redox Reactions

Chemical Thermodynamics



Surface Chemistry

Chemical Kinetics

Organic Chemistry


Principles of Practical Chemistry

Organic Compounds – Characterisation and Purification

Oxygen, Halogens, and Nitrogen Organic Compounds



Basics of Organic Chemistry

Chemistry in everyday life

Inorganic Chemistry


Classification of Elements


Alkali metals

Group 13 to Group 18 Elements

Alkaline earth metals

D and f block elements

Coordination compounds

Environmental chemistry

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. Practising 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

Sets, Relations, and Functions

Complex Numbers


Quadratic Equations


Permutations Combinations

Mathematical Induction

Sequence Series

Binomial Theorem

Limits and Continuity



Differential Equations

Integral Calculus


Vector Algebra

Coordinate Geometry

Mathematical Reasoning

3D Geometry


 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.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern  

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 4oo marks.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights 


Paper 1

JEE Main 2021 BE/B.Tech. Paper                                                                                                                    

Paper 2

JEE Main 2021 B.Arch. Paper                                                                                                        

Paper 3

JEE Main 2021 B.Planning

Exam mode 

Computer-based test

Both online and offline

Computer-based test

Number Of Sections

Three sections comprising Physics, Maths, and Chemistry.

Three sections consist

  •  Mathematics

  • Drawing

  •  Aptitude.

Three sections consisting of 

  • Mathematics

  • Aptitude

  • Planning based tests.


3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

Number Of Questions

75 questions out of which 25 questions are asked from each section.

Total of 77 questions 

Maths-  25 questions Aptitude- 50 questions  Drawing- 2 questions.

Total of 100 questions where Mathematics- 25 questions Aptitude-  50 questions    Planning test -     25     questions

Question Types

Multiple Choice Questions as well as numerical based questions.

Maths and Aptitude - Objective Type Questions 

Drawing and sketching - Skill Based 

Objective types MCQs and 5 questions in Maths will have an answer that should be filled as a numerical value. 

Total Marks




Language Of Paper

Hindi and English. Gujarati is also included for candidates from some states.

English, Hindi, and Gujarati.

English, Hindi, and Gujarati.


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