JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern, Paper Pattern, Marking Scheme – Check Here

JEE Main 2021 January Session Exam will be held on 2nd week of January 2021. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization under Society Registration Act 1860 for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions.

JEE Main 2021 Exam pattern has been announced, and according to the NTA, the Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be conducted in two shifts per day. According to the latest notification released by NTA, Paper 1 will be Computer Based Test (CBT) and Paper 2 will be Partially CBT Based (Mathematics and Aptitude Test) and Partly Pen Paper Based (Drawing Section).

It is very important for the students to make sure that they are aware of the latest JEE Main Exam pattern which is declared by NTA. JEE Main Exam Pattern will help the JEE Main Aspirants to understand the whole weighted of the questions. Students can also check the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus to check the details about the Subjects.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2021 Examination will be organized on 2nd week of January 2021 for January Session and on 3rd week of March 2021 for April session. The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) is limited to 03 (three).

  • The NTA (National Testing Agency) 2021 Exams are Conducted Totally in 11 Languages like English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odiya, Tamil, Urdu & Telugu.

New Pattern

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The students will have the following benefits of the new pattern:

  • This will give one more opportunity to the students to improve their scores in the examination if they fail to give their best in the first attempt without wasting their whole academic year.
  • In the first attempt, the students will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and to know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the second time.
  • This will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.
  • If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control, then he/she won’t have to wait for one full year.
  • The student’s best of the two NTA scores will be considered for the preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.

JEE Main 2021 Previous Year Exam Pattern

Examination Pattern
Dates of Examination 1st – 6th September 2021
Allocation of Date and shift Random
The medium of Question Paper Candidates have to opt for the language of QP in the Online Application Form.
English & Hindi All Centre Cities
English, Hindi, and Gujarati Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli
(a) B.E./B. Tech. “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only to be attempted on Computer. The syllabus is available on NTA’s Website.
Subject wise distribution of
Questions, Total Number of
Questions and Marks
Subject No of Questions Marks
Mathematics (20+5*) 100
Physics (20+5*) 100
Chemistry (20+5*) 100
Total 75 300
*20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have an answer to be filled as a numerical value.
Marking Scheme for MCQs Correct 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)
Method of determining merit Conversion of the raw score in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Total
into NTA scores. Overall merit shall be prepared by merging NTA scores of all
shifts of all days.
Method of resolving ties Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in B.E./B.Tech,
will be resolved in following descending order:

  • NTA score in Mathematics
  • NTA score in Physics
  • NTA score in Chemistry
  • Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper
  • Candidates older in Age
(b) B. Arch: Mathematics- Part I and Aptitude Test-Part II in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test –Part III in “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on drawing sheet of A4 size
Subject wise distribution of Questions, Total Number of Questions and Marks Subject No of Questions Marks
Mathematics-Part I (20+5*) 100
Aptitude Test-Part II 50 200
Drawing Test –Part III 02 100
Total 77 400
*20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have an answer to be filled as a numerical value.
(a) Marking Scheme for MCQs Correct Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
(b) 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)
(c) Marking Scheme for Drawing Test –Part III Two questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks.
Method of determining merit Conversion of the raw score in Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Drawing
Test and Total into NTA Scores.
Overall merit shall be prepared by merging NTA Scores of all
shifts of all days.
Method of resolving ties Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in B.Arch will
be resolved in following descending order:

  • NTA score in Mathematics
  • NTA score in Aptitude Test
  • NTA score in Drawing Test
  • Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper
  • Candidates older in age
(c) B. Planning: Mathematics- Part I, Aptitude Test-Part II and Planning Based Questions Part III in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only.
Subject wise distribution of
Questions, Total Number of
Questions and Marks
Subject No of Questions Marks
Mathematics-Part I (20+5*) 100
Aptitude Test-Part II 50 200
Planning Based Objective Type MCQs –Part III 25 100
Total 100 400
*20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have an answer to be filled as a numerical value
Marking Scheme for MCQs Correct 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)
Method of determining merit Conversion of the raw score in Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning Based Test, and Total into NTA Scores. Overall merit shall be prepared by merging NTA Scores of all shifts of all days.
Method of resolving ties Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in B.Planning
will be resolved in following descending order:

  • NTA score in Mathematics
  • NTA score in Aptitude Test
  • NTA score in Planning Based Questions
  • Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper
  • Candidates older in age

Mode of Examination

JEE (Main)-2021 will be conducted in the following mode:

  • Paper-1 (B.E. /B. Tech.) in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only.
  • Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning): Mathematics- Part I and Aptitude Test-Part II in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test -Part III in “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on the drawing sheet.

Type of Examination

JEE Main 2021 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch. /B.Planning). Candidates may take Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.), or Paper-2 (B. Arch. /B.Planning.), or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to. Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination is given in the table below:

Paper Subjects Type of Questions Mode of Examination
B.E./B.Tech. Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
B. Arch Mathematics – Part I Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & Question for which answer is a numerical value “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
Aptitude Test – Part II Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Drawing Test – Part III Questions to test drawing aptitude Pen and Paper Based (Offline) mode to be Attempted on a Drawing sheet
B. Planning Mathematics – Part I Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
Aptitude Test – Part II Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Planning based Question – Part III Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

A requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below:

Course Papers
All other undergraduate courses (B.E. /B. Tech.) Paper-1
B.Arch/B. Planning (At Institutions other than IITs) Paper-2

Choice of Medium of Question Papers

The medium of Question Paper shall be in English, Hindi, and Gujarati. The option of question paper language should be exercised while filling up the Application Form and it cannot be changed at a later stage.

Previous Year Schedule of Examination 2021

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    1. Manav Rachna University, Haryana – 2020 UG & PG Admission Open. Apply Now
    2. Bennett University (Times Group), Admission Open for 2020. Apply Now
    3. Chandigarh University, Punjab 2020 Admission Open for all Courses. Apply Now
    4. MIT World Peace University, Admissions Open for All Courses 2019-20. Apply Now
    5. St. Andrew’s Institute of Technology and Management, Admission open 2020. Apply Now

The examination schedule for JEE Main Exam 2021 for both shifts is given below:

Events 1st Shift 2nd Shift
Timing of Exam 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM 2:30 PM  – 5:30 PM
Duration of Exam 3 hours 3 hours
Entry in the Examination Centre 7:30 AM – Up to 8:30 AM 12:30 PM – Up to 1:30 PM
Entry in the Examination Hall/Room 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Instructions by the Invigilators 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
Test Commences 9:30 AM 2:30 PM
Test Finish 12:30 PM 5:30 PM
Timing of Examination for B.Arch & B.Planning (both) 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

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