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Joint Entrance Examination Main

Last updated: Dec 24, 2020

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Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an engineering entrance examination for admission to various engineering colleges in India. It is constituted by two different examinations - JEE Main and the JEE Advanced. The exams are of the objective pattern.

JEE Main is for admission to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and some colleges designated as "centrally funded technical institutes".

JEE Main has two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. Candidates may opt for either or both of them. Both papers contain multiple choice questions. Paper 1 is for admission to B.E./B.Tech courses and is conducted both online and offline. Paper-2 is for admission to B.Arch and B.Planning courses.

JEE Main has a fixed exam structure and is not subject to change every year. Paper-1 is of three hours duration and consists of thirty multiple-choice questions in three subjects (physics, chemistry, and maths). There is negative marking for incorrect answers.

From 2019 onwards JEE Main is conducted two times a year and it is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). Students who qualify JEE-Main can appear for the JEE-Advanced examination.

Eligibility

  • The minimum academic qualification to apply for JEE Main is a pass in the qualifying exam (10+2)
  • Minimum 75% marks for general category (65% marks for Reserved category) to get admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs
  • There is no age limit to appear for JEE Main, but students have to satisfy the age limit requirements of the institutes to which they are seeking admission
  • The students can take 3 consecutive attempts in JEE Main and 2 consecutive attempts in JEE Advanced. The number of tests in one academic year will be treated as one attempt. The students can take two tests in an academic year and the best score will be considered for admission.
  • It is mandatory for all students appearing for JEE Main that they must have pursued at least 5 subjects with physics and mathematics as their core subjects in the qualifying exam.
Name of Exam JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination)
For admission to BTech/B.Arch programmes
Level of exam National
Conducted by About National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of Exam Online/Pen and paper
Mode of application Online
Medium of Exam
  • English 
  • Hindi 
  • English and Assamese E
  • English and Bengali
  • English and Gujarati 
  • English and Kannada 
  • English and Marathi 
  • English and Malayalam
  • English and Odia 
  • English and Punjabi Examination 
  • English and Tamil 
  • English and Telugu
  • English and Urdu
Validity of score One year
Periodicity of exam Twice a year
Number of chances 6 attempts
Application Date 16.12.2020 to 16.01.2021
Last Date 17.01.2021
Time of Examination First Shift 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (IST)
Second Shift 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (IST)
Date of result 07 Mar 2021
Number of Papers 2
Eligibility The candidates who have passed the class 12 / equivalent examination in 2019, 2020, or appearing in 2021 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE (Main) 2021 examination.
No age limit
Duration of exam 3 hours
Exam pattern

Paper1: B.E./ B. Tech. 
Mathematics
Physics
Chemistry

Paper 2A (B. Arch)
Mathematics 
Aptitude Test (Part II)
Drawing Test (Part III)

Paper 2B (B. Planning)
Mathematics 
Aptitude Test 
Planning Based Objective Type MCQs

Marking Scheme for MCQs
  • Correct Answer or the best Answer: Four marks (+4)
  • Incorrect Answer: Minus one mark (-1)
  • Unanswered / Marked for Review: No mark (0)
Marking Scheme for questions for which answer is a Numerical value
  • Correct Answer: Four marks (+4)
  • Incorrect Answer: No mark (0)
  • Unanswered / Marked for Review: No mark (0)
Website / helpline https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/

Fees

Paper Category Type of Candidate In India (Fee in Rs.) Outside India (Fee in Rs.)

Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech
or

Paper 2A: B. Arch
or

Paper 2B: B.Planning

General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL) Male 650 3000
Female 325 1500
SC/ST/PwD Male 325 1500
Female 325 1500
Transgender 325 1500

Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech & Paper 2A: B. Arch 

or 

Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech & Paper B: B.Planning 

or

Paper 1: B.E./B.Tech,
Paper 2A: B. Arch & Paper 2B: B.Planning 

or 

Paper 2A: B. Arch & Paper 2B: B.Planning

General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL) Male 1300 6000
Female 650 3000
SC/ST/PwD Male 650 3000
Female 650 3000
Transgender 650 3000

Scheme of Examination

Paper Subjects Type of Questions Mode of Examination
Paper 1: B.E./B.Tech Mathematics, Physics & Chemist Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & Questions for which answer is a numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
Paper 2A: B. Arch Part-I: Mathematics Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & Questions for which answer is a numerical value “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
Part-II: Aptitude Test Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Part-III: Drawing Test Questions to test drawing aptitude
Paper 2B: B. Planning Part-I: Mathematics Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & Questions for which answer is a numerical value Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
Part-II: Aptitude Test Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Part-III: Planning Based Questions Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

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