NTA has announced the revised exam pattern for JEE Main 2021. The notification was released on 16th December 2020. The two papers included B.E/ B.Tech & B. Arch, B.Planning. The exam pattern has been modified. A total of 90 questions are asked in the exam out of which candidates have to attempt 75 Questions or 20 questions out of 30 (for each section). Candidates who are interested to take the JEE Main 2021 exam must know the NTA JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern. In a recent webinar, Dr Nishank Pokhriyal conveyed the changes and exam dates of JEE Main 2021. The exam dates have been announced. To know about the paper pattern is the first thing that candidates must have in order to prepare for the exam.

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Latest Updates

  • NTA has revised the exam pattern. A total of 90 questions are asked in the exam out of which candidates have to attempt 75 Questions or 20 questions out of 30 (for each section).
  • From 2021 JEE Main Exam is conducted in 13 regional languages (Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Odiya, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu).

Latest Changes Made In JEE Main Question Paper Pattern

For paper 1, JEE Main 2021 paper pattern, there are multiple-choice questions and numerical value-based questions. In paper 2, there will be a separate exam for B.Arch & B.Planning. B. Arch will comprise objective questions for both Mathematics and Aptitude. However numerical questions for Mathematics will be there and questions from the drawing section will also be there. For B. Plan, questions are asked from Mathematics and aptitude and there will be an extra section on Planning with multiple choice questions on the same.

The exam will take place in online mode except for the drawing section in B.Arch. Paper 1 will consist of 90 questions for 300 marks. In paper 2, B.Arch will have 82 questions of 400 marks and 105 questions in B.Planning for 400 marks. Read the article to know about the paper wise pattern, marking scheme and lot more.

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Important Points Relating To JEE Main 2021 Exam

  • The entrance test takes place online (Exception for B. Arch drawing questions)
  • The exam will take place in two shifts i.e 1st Shift from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2nd Shift from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
  • There will be MCQ as well as numerical based questions.
  • A total no. of questions and marks: B.E/ B.Tech (90 questions of 300 marks), B.Arch (82 questions of 400 marks) & B.Planning (105 questions of 400 marks)
  • NTA JEE Main to be conducted in 13 languages from January 2021. (Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi Odiya, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu)

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 (Revised)

NTA has made the changes in the exam pattern in 2021. Each section of the question paper is subdivided into two categories i.e MCQ and Numerical Based Questions. However, the mode of the exam is online. In order to have a better understanding of the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern look into the table given below:

Subject-Wise Distribution of Questions and Marks

Here, candidates can check the latest section-wise distribution of questions and marks.

Paper-I (B.E/B.Tech)

Subject nameSection “A” (MCQs)Section “B” (Answer with Numerical Value)Marks
Total90 Questions300 Marks

Paper-2A (B.Arch) Distribution of Marks and Questions

SubjectNumber of Questions (section-A)Section-BMarks
Mathematics (Part-I)2010100
Aptitude Test (Part-II)50200
Drawing Test (Part-II)020100
Total82 Questions400 Marks

B.Planning (Paper 2B) Distribution of Questions and Marks

SubjectNumber of Questions (section-A)Section-BMarks
Mathematics (Part-I)2010100
Aptitude Test (Part-II)50200
Planning Based Objective Type of Questions25100
Total105 Questions400 Marks

Scheme Of The JEE Main Exam 2021

PaperSubjectsQuestion Paper FormatExam Mode
B.E/B.Tech (Paper I)Maths, Physics, and ChemistryMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Questions for which answer has a numerical value with equal weightage to MPCComputer Based Test only
B.Arch (Paper 2 A)MathematicsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Questions for which answer has a numerical valueComputer Based Test
Aptitude TestMCQs
Drawing TestQuestions to test drawing aptitudePen and Paper Based (Offline Mode)
B.PlanningMathematicsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Questions for which answer has a numerical valueComputer Based Test
Aptitude TestMCQs
Planning Based QuestionsMCQs

Choice Of Medium Of Question Papers

The medium of question paper is available in the following languages-

LanguageExamination Centers
EnglishAll examination centres
HindiAll examination centres in India
English and AssameseExam Centers in Assam
Bengali and EnglishWest Bengal, Tripura, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exam centers
Gujarati and EnglishGujarat, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli
English and KannadaKarnataka
English and MarathiMaharashtra
Malayalam and EnglishKerala and Lakshadweep
Urdu and EnglishAll the Exam Centers in India
English and TeluguAndhra Pradesh and Telangana
Odia and EnglishExamination Centers in Odia
English and PunjabiExam Centers in Punjab, Chandigarh, and Delhi

JEE Main Marking Scheme 2021

Candidates can check the jee main marking scheme below.

Marking Scheme for MCQsCorrect AnswerFour marks (+4)
Unanswered /Marked for ReviewNo mark (0)
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerMinus one mark (-1)
Marking Scheme for questions
for which answer is a Numerical
Correct AnswerFour marks (+4)
Unanswered /Marked for ReviewNo mark (0)
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerNo mark (0)
Marking Scheme for
Drawing Test –Part III
Two questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks.

JEE Main 2021 Mock Tests

NTA releases mock test for the aspiring candidates so that the candidates get familiar with the exam paper type. Online practice centres will also be available to practice the online test. The procedure to have the online mock test is mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of NTA
  • Locate the “JEE Main Mock Test” at the homepage of the NTA.
  • Enter the information asked in the correct manner and on the successful submission of the information mock test will be provided online.

JEE Main Syllabus 2021

Candidates appearing for the JEE Main 2021 must be well acquainted with the JEE Main Syllabus. Candidates must be aware of the topics and chapters that will be going to cover in the exam. Keep the base strong with the NCERT 11th and 12th class books. Analyze the previous year’s paper and focus on the topics which have more weightage. JEE Main Syllabus consists of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics topics

JEE Main Important Books

Here, the candidates can check the list of books that are recommended by the experts and toppers for JEE Main Preparation.


Problems in physicsA. A Pinsky
Concepts of Physics Vol I and IIH.C.Verma
Problems in General PhysicsI.E. Irodov
Aptitude Test Problems in PhysicsKrotov
Advance physicsNelkon and Parker
Elements of Dynamics Part I & IIS. L Loney
Dynamics of a Particle & of Rigid BodiesS.L. Loney
Physics Vols I & IITipler


Organic Chemistry Volume 1 I. L. Finar
Concept of Organic Chemistry M. S. Chauhan
Organic Chemistry O.P. Tandon
Organic Chemistry Solomons


Differential CalculusArihant
Integral CalculusArihant
Higher AlgebraBarnard and Child
Maths XI & XIIR.D. Sharma

JEE Main Question Papers

Candidates preparing for the JEE Main 2021 exam session, must look into the previous years’ question paper. This is very helpful in the preparation of the exam. Students get to know about the jee main 2021 exam pattern, weightage of the topic, difficulty level of the paper, time management, etc. Candidates must look at the previous years’ JEE Main question paper as per the subjects. Have the question paper along with the solution pdf.

So, these are the complete details of JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021. If you have any queries then please comment on the section below.

JEE Main Mock Tests 2021

The National Testing Agency releases the mock tests on its official website. The mock test takes place on the basis of the jee main exam pattern. With the help of the mock test, candidates can get the idea of the pattern, format of the questions asked in the exam etc.

Recommended Books for JEE Main

Candidates who are appearing for the exam must refer to a few books for preparation. Hence, we have listed the recommended books for jee main below-

Physics Books

  • Concepts of Physics (Vol I and II) by HC Verma
  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov

Chemistry Reference Books

  • Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd
  • Inorganic Chemistry by J.D Lee
  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur

Mathematics Reference Books for JEE Main

  • Coordinate Geometry by S. L. Loney
  • Trigonometry by S. L. Loney
  • Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight
  • Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron
  • NCERT Maths Books (XI and XII)

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021- FAQs

Question- How many Non-MCQs have been included in B.E/B.Tech Paper?
Ans- 15 numerical based questions are included in the JEE Main Exam. There will be 5 numerical questions from each section – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
Question- What are the latest changes in the B.Arch Exam Paper of JEE Main?
Ans- There are now separate papers of B.Arch and B.Planning. The B.Arch Paper consists of 82 Questions with a total of 400 marks. The Question paper is divided into three sections/part which consists of Numerical Based Questions, Aptitude MCQs, and Drawing Sections.
Question- Can I apply for both B.Arch and B.Planning Papers?
Ans- Yes, you can apply for both JEE Main B.Arch and B.Planning Papers. 
Question- What is the time duration of the JEE Main Entrance Test 2021?
Ans- The time duration of the JEE Main Exam is 3 Hours and 30 Minutes.
Question- What is the difficulty level of the JEE Main 2021 Question Paper?
Ans- The difficulty level of the question paper varies every year. Usually, the overall paper is moderate to difficult. However, the difficulty level for each section varies. Biology is termed to be the easiest paper. 
Question- What is the Langauge Mode of JEE Main Paper I?
Ans- JEE Main Paper 1 is available 13 languages (English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Maratha, Odia, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu). However, for the exam centers chosen in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the paper is available in the Gujarati language.


    • A total of 75 questions will be there (25 questions in each section) of 300 marks (100 marks for each section). Now in each section, there will be 20 questions of MCQ type and 5 questions will be numerically based. In numerical questions i.e 5 questions, students have to solve the question and write the answer of there own. There will be no choice of answers in the numerically-based question. For more information go through the article.


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