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JEE Main

JEE Main is an online computer-based test conducted by the National Testing Agency for students who wish to pursue undergraduate studies at higher engineering institutions in India. It is the first phase of the IIT Joint Entrance Exam. The main JEE tests are performed on two occasions and candidates can write the test in January or April. Baptismal candidates may continue to choose from one or both tests. The optimal achievement of the two NTA points will be considered by the testing authority in preparing the list of standards / readiness.

Most importantly, students are granted access to IITs, CFITs, NITs, and other state-sponsored technical institutions based on marks obtained from JEE Main. Also, the top 2,50,000 students from JEE Main will be eligible to appear from JEE Advanced.

JEE Main 2021 May Session Also Postponed

While the COVID-19 situation continues to force governments to impose lockdown in different states, many exams are being postponed again and again. As such, JEE Main 2021 May session has also been postponed.  As per the official notice, the revised dates will be announced at least 15 days before the exam.

Additionally, the registration dates for the May Session will also be announced at a later stage. NTA has stated that the rescheduling of the April and May sessions will be done subsequently.

NTA Postpones JEE Main 2021 April Session Exams

Amid the rising COVID-19 cases in the country, NTA has now decided to postponed the JEE Main 2021 April session exams. New dates will be announced 15 days prior to the examination. The JEE (Main) -2021 April Session was scheduled to be held on 27, 28, and 30 April 2021.

NTA Releases JEE Main 2021 March Results

National Testing Agency (NTA) has yet again declared the result of the entrance exam for the current month. Students can now check their scores by visiting the official website: The second session of JEE Main for Paper 1 (B.E. /B. Tech.) was conducted between March 16th to 18th, 2021.

JEE Main 2021 March Session Answer Keys Released By NTA

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the provisional answer keys of the JEE Main exam that was held in the month of March 2021. JEE Main answer keys are available for the exams held between March 16 and March 18 for both shifts.

JEE Main 2021 Results Announced for Paper 2A/2B February Exam

NTA has now released the JEE Main 2021 Scores for Paper 2A (B.Arch.) and Paper 2B (B.Planning). The exam was conducted by NTA on February 23, 2021. Candidates who appeared in this examination can now visit the official website to check their scores.

JEE Main 2021 Results Announced for February Exam

JEE Main 2021 exam results have just been announced by NTA. Students who appeared for the exam in the February session can check their scores by visiting the official website:

JEE Main 2021 Answer Key Released For February Session

Students can now check the JEE Main 2021 answer key and compare their answers. The answer keys can be downloaded from the official website. Students can challenge the answer key if there are any discrepancies but only with valid proof.

JEE Main 2021 February Session Admit Card Released

NTA has now released the JEE Main 2021 admit card for students who have successfully applied for the exam. The admit card is available on the official website Candidates who have registered for the JEE Main 2021 February examination can visit the above-mentioned website and directly download their admit card.

JEE Main 2021 Registration and Exam Dates Announced

NTA has released a new notification for the JEE Main 2021 exam on its official portal. As per the detailed provided, the registration process for JEE Main 2021 will start from 16th December 2020 and go on until January 16, 2021. The application fees can be paid by January 16th. The correction window will open starting January 18th and will remain open till January 21, 2021. JEE Main exam is scheduled to be held in multiple sessions starting from February 23-26, 2021, (Session 2): 15-18 March 2021, (Session 3): 27-30 April 2021 and (Session 4): 24-28 May 2021.

JEE Main 2021 Will be held in 4 Sessions

As per the recent announcement made by the Union Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal, JEE Main 2021 exam (Paper 1) will be held four times in the year. It will start from February 2021 and go on until May 2020. JEE Main 2021 syllabus will remain the same. However, students will be given a choice to attempt any 75 questions (25 questions per subject) out of the 90 questions given in the exam. Additionally,  the question paper will be set in 13different languages – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

JEE Main Overview

Name of Exam

JEE Main

Exam Duration

3 Hours

Total Marks

360 Marks

Total Sessions in 2021

Four Sessions

Exam Medium

13 Languages

Examination Category

Undergraduate Level Exam

Exam Conducting Authority

NTA (National Testing Agency)


Admissions to 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 GFTIs

Mode of Examination


Test Centres

To be notified (India and Abroad)

JEE Main Official Website

JEE Main

JEE Main will consist of three papers. Paper 1 will be for students who are planning to take B.Tech courses, whereas Paper 2A will be B. Arch programs and Paper 2B will be for B.Planning courses. NTA has introduced the new exam pattern for the upcoming 2021 exam. Meanwhile, the registration and application process for the February session started in December. This time JEE Main (Paper 1) will be conducted in four sessions namely February, March, April and May sessions. However, B. Arch and B. Planning papers (papers 2A and 2B) will be held only twice a year in the months of February and May 2021. Further details are provided below.

Students appearing for class 12 board exams with Physics and Maths as their compulsory subjects are eligible to appear for JEE Main 2021. 2019-20 pass-outs are also eligible to appear for this exam. However, before applying for the exam candidates should fulfil the JEE Main eligibility criteria. Failing to do so will result in the rejection of the application.

In JEE Main, the difficulty level of the exam lies between moderate to tough. If we look at the previous year papers and break them down subject-wise, the Chemistry section is usually the easiest while Physics is found to be on a moderate level. Mathematics can be considered to be the toughest. In comparison to JEE Advanced, most of the questions in JEE Main are straightforward and NCERT based. However, a few tricky questions are also present and they are designed to test each candidate’s understanding of the concepts as well as their analytical skills. Meanwhile, NTA has set up several practice centres to familiarise students with the JEE Main examination.

Brief Advisory regarding COVID-19 Pandemic:

Candidates are advised to carry only the following with them into the examination venue:

  • Admit card along with Self Declaration (Undertaking) downloaded from the NTA Website (a clear printout on A4 size paper) duly filled in.
  • A simple transparent Ball Point Pen.
  • Additional photograph, to be pasted on the attendance sheet.
  • Personal hand sanitiser (50 ml).
  • Personal transparent water bottle.
  • Sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/orange) in case the candidate is diabetic.
What is JEE Main and Why You Should Take it?

JEE Main is a standardized test that is conducted across different states in India. The exam is held at an undergraduate level for offering admissions in some of the best engineering and technical institutions that are Government funded or privately owned. The top reasons for taking the exam are:

It is the only platform for engineering aspirants to land a seat in some of the premier technical institutes.

JEE Main is the first step for IIT aspirants to get admission in top IITs and other colleges across the country through JEE Advanced.

JEE Main Important Dates

The important dates for JEE Main 2021 have been released by NTA. As per the examination notification, the first session of JEE Main exam will be conducted in February 2021. Below we have provided the exam dates for the first session:

JEE Main 2021 February Exam
Online submission of Application Forms16.12.2020 to 16.01.2021
Last date for the successful payment of application fee17.01.2021
Correction in Particulars19.01.2021 to 21.01.2021 (for February Session)
Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA websiteSecond week of February 2021
Date of Examination(Session 1): 23, 24, 25 & 26 February 2021
(Session 2): 15, 16, 17 & 18 March 2021
(Session 3): (Postponed)
(Session 4): (Postponed) To be Notified
Timing of ExaminationFirst Shift9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (IST)
Second Shift3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (IST)
Display of Question Paper attempted by the Candidate and Answer Keys for inviting challenges on NTA websiteThe date shall be updated soon
Declaration of Result on the NTA websiteThe date shall be updated soon


JEE Main Registration

The exam authority usually opens the registration process for JEE Main quite early before the final exam. For 2021, the registration dates have been announced. Candidates can register for JEE Main 2021 via online mode only by visiting the official website. They also have to pay the application fees. Candidates are suggested to check all the academic and personal details thoroughly before submitting the JEE Main application form.

NTA has also announced the dates for the February session and it is as follows.

Application Form Release16.12.2020
Last date to submit the application form for JEE Main April 202016.01.2021
Application Fee Payment17.01.2021
Application Correction Availability19 to 21.01.2021
How to Fill JEE Main Application Form?

Students to keep a few things in mind while filling the application form. Firstly, the application form other than online mode will not be accepted. Candidates can submit only one application. Multiple submissions will be rejected. They can follow the given steps for successfully submitting the online application form.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website ( and register for the online form. Make a note of the application number. It will be required to generate the password and for future correspondence.
  • Step 2: Log in to the portal using the application number and password and access the application form.
  • Step 3: Start filling in the form and type in all the required details.
  • Step 4: Upload the scanned copy of the documents containing the signature and also photographs.
  • Step 5: Payment of JEE Main Exam Fees – online or offline payment.
    • Offline Payment: Download the e-challan and transfer the fee amount at any branch of ICICI Bank, Syndicate Bank, or Canara Bank.
    • Online Payment: Using Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, SBI Buddy Wallet, PAYTM, UPI, and Cash Cards.
  • Step 6: Take a printout of the acknowledgement or confirmation page.

Things Candidates Should Keep Ready Before Filling The Form

Before filling out the online application form candidates should keep the following things ready.

PC with a good internet connection.

Details of qualification.

Scanned copy of passport photograph. It has to be clear, in JPG/JPEG format and the image size has to be between 10 kb–200 kb.

Digital copy of the candidate’s signature in JPG/JPEG format with the image size between 4 kb–30 kb.

Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) and the file size: 50kb to 300KB).

PwD certificate (file size: 50kb to 300kb) in jpg/jpeg format.

Working e-mail id.

Valid mobile number.

A printer to print the confirmation page.

NTA will also provide a one-time correction facility to make all the required changes in the form. For the new session, the correction window will be opened on certain dates which will be announced by the exam authority. Additional fees have to be paid.

Note: As per the official notification, no correction will be allowed after the submission of the final application. Moreover, candidates have to know that no change will be accepted even if they send a request by post, fax, email, or by hand.

JEE Main Application Fee

The application fee for the exam has to be paid online. Following are the details for 2021.

Fee payable for JEE (Main) – 2021(through Credit Card /Debit Card (except Master/Visa Card) / Net-


Type of CandidateIn India (Fee in Rs.)Outside India (Fee in Rs.)

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


Paper 2B: B.Planning


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


Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech & Paper 2B: B. Planning


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


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

Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

If all the steps are not completed then the online application form will stand invalid. It will be dropped and no information will be released in this account. In addition, any request for a refund of the fee will also be rejected. On the other hand, NTA can use the data gathered for research and analysis purpose.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

The JEE Main eligibility criteria describes all the terms and conditions that aspirants should satisfy in order to be eligible for the exam. Hence, to avoid rejection in later stages, the students go through and understand the eligibility criteria before registering for the exam. We have highlighted some of the important ones below.

Age Limit: There is no age limit for candidates who wish to appear for JEE Main exams. However, candidates must note that the IITs can set age criteria for admissions. The details are usually published in the JEE Main 2021 Information Brochure.

Qualifying Exam: Irrespective of the age the applicant can qualify if they have cleared their class 12th or any equivalent exam such as a two-year Pre-University exam, Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy exam, senior secondary school examination, Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination, Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination, a diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board, General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level, High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

Year: Students should have appeared for the exam in 2019 or 2020.  Those who are appearing in their class 12th examination in 2021 are eligible to appear in January JEE Main 2021 examination.

Criteria For admissions in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs: The candidate must secure 75% Marks in their class 12 board exams or should be within the top 20 percentile of their respective boards. For reserved category candidates, the minimum percentage required for admissions in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs is 65%.

Qualifying Marks: There is no minimum pass percentage for appearing in JEE Main exam. However, the applicants must pass their class 12 board or other equivalent examination.

Subjects Pursued in the Qualifying Exam:
B.E or B.Tech Courses
1. Physics
2. Mathematics
3. Language Subject
4. Any of the following: Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject
5. Any Optional subject
B.Arch/ B.Planning Courses
1. Physics
2. Language Subject
3. Mathematics (Compulsory Subject)
4. Any of the following: Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject
5. Any Optional subject
Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main Paper 2 and 3

Total Attempts: The candidates can appear for JEE Main for three consecutive years.

The candidate must have secured 50% marks in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry along with 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.

Mathematics is compulsory for candidates applying for B.Arch./B.Planning courses.

JEE Main Reservation Criteria

The examination authority follows the reservation criteria laid by the government of India for granting admissions through JEE Main. All India ranks will be provided based on the categorical reservation policy. The percentage reservations of categories for admissions through JEE Main are as follows:

OBC candidates: 27% reservation
SC candidates: 15% reservation
ST candidates: 7.5% reservation
PwD candidates: 5% reservation
GEN-EWS candidates: 10% reservation
Women candidates: 5% reservation

This reservation applies to institutes run by the Central Government. For reservation details regarding a participating institute, candidates can check in the details with that particular institute.

JEE Main Exam Pattern

Knowing the JEE Main exam pattern is vital for candidates who want to have a smooth preparation for JEE. It helps students develop a clear idea of the marking scheme, distribution of questions, sectional weightage and exam duration. There is a new pattern for JEE Main exam. There are three papers instead of two. Paper 1 is for students aspiring for B.E./B.Tech courses in NITs, IIITs, DTU, and other GFTIs whereas Paper 2A is for B.Arch. Paper 2B is for B.Planning courses offered by these institutes.

Understanding the exam pattern enables candidates to gain a valuable opinion about the whole exam structure. Therefore, for better results, students are advised to get a complete overview of the paper pattern and devise a suitable study plan or strategy.

JEE Main Paper 1 comprises Maths, Physics, and Chemistry whereas Paper 2A has Maths, Aptitude, and Drawing Test. Paper 2B will consist of Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning based questions. The candidates can opt for either one or both the papers. NTA has also test again increased the number of questions in Paper 1. Now there will be 90 questions but candidates can attempt any 75 questions and the total marks allotted is also 300.

All the papers are entirely computer-based online test whereas Paper 2 drawing section is conducted offline in a pen and paper-based mode. The exam duration for all the Papers is 3 hours.

JEE Main Paper 1 (B.E or B.Tech Courses)

Exam Mode: Computer-based offline exam. The students will have to mark their responses on already downloaded answer sheets.

Exam Duration: 3 hours

The Questions will be from topics covered in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.

Nature of Questions:  Objective type multiple-choice questions as well as numerical based questions.

The paper will have a total of 90 questions with 20 questions in section a and 10 in section b. Candidates can attempt 75 questions (300 marks) with 20 questions in section a and 5 questions in section b for each subject – Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.

JEE Main Paper 1 Marking Scheme

For MCQs, every correct answer will be awarded 4 marks while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. No marks are given for questions left unattempted.

The marking scheme for numerical based questions includes 4 marks for the correct answer. There is no negative marking even for incorrect answers.

No marks are given for unanswered questions.

JEE Main Paper 2A (B.Arch Courses)

Exam Mode: Offline Exam

Exam Duration: 3 hours

The questions will be from topics covered in Maths, General Aptitude, and Drawing Skills.

Mathematics will consist of MCQs and questions for which the answer will be a numerical value. Aptitude will also have MCQs.

The drawing test will evaluate the sketching and drawing skills.

Total questions that will be asked in the paper will be 82 out of which students can attempt 77 questions (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Drawing- 2).

Candidates can choose to answer any 5 out of the 10 numerical value-based questions asked in the Mathematics section.

JEE Main Paper 2A Marking Scheme

For every correct answer in Maths and Aptitude section, 4 marks will be awarded while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

There is no negative marking for Drawing questions.

For the Drawing test, marks will be allotted on the basis of the candidate’s drawing skills.

Numeric Value questions will contain 4 marks for every correct response. There is no negative marking in case of an incorrect answer or unattempted question.

JEE Main Paper 2B (B.Planning Courses)

Exam Mode: Computer-based test mode.

Exam Duration: 3 hours

The Questions will be from topics covered in Maths, General Aptitude, and Planning skills.

Mathematics and Aptitude will have single correct objective type multiple-choice questions. Planning based question will also be MCQ type.

Total questions that will be asked in the paper will be 105 out of which students can attempt 100 questions.

In this paper also, candidates can choose to answer any 5 out of the 10 numerical value-based questions asked in the Mathematics section.

JEE Main Paper 2B Marking Scheme

For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

4 marks will be awarded for the correct answer in numerical based question. No negative marking is given.

Note: All the calculations/writing work should be done only in the Rough Sheet provided at the Test
Centre or the examination Room/Hall. Once the exam is over candidates should hand over the rough sheets to the invigilator.

JEE Main Mock Test

Since JEE Main exam can be taken only in the computer-based online test, therefore, the conducting authority has set up several practice centres to help the engineering aspirants get acquainted with the exam format.

Students can access the mock test for JEE Main online by visiting the link ( for hands-on practice. Earlier, students could also visit the practice centres set up by the National Testing Agency and take the test. This facility might now be available this time. We will keep this space updated when we get the information.

They can train themselves for the “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode of examinations. Experienced and professional Nodal officer and staff are said to be available at the TPC. Candidates could take their help and clear their doubts regarding the exam.

The benefit of taking the mock test is that the pattern of the test is similar or exact to the real JEE Main exam. Therefore, it will have a good impact on the preparation as well as the performance of the candidates.

Importance of JEE Main Mock Test

Practicing mock tests will help candidates get familiar with the type of questions, marks distribution, difficulty level and the topics relevant to the examination.

It helps to evaluate the performance before the final examination. From an in-depth evaluation of the section-wise performance report, a suitable JEE Main preparation strategy can be planned.

Regular practice of mock tests increases the speed and accuracy of students in completing the exam. It familiarizes them with the real exam scenario and drives away any nervousness for the test.

JEE Main Syllabus

While the JEE Main syllabus is mainly mapped according to the NCERT textbooks, NTA does prescribe a separate syllabus for JEE. It comprises of topics that are covered in class 11th and 12th standard including subjects such as Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Note: As per the announcement made by the Union Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal, the syllabus will remain the same as the previous years. There will be no reduction.

The questions asked in the JEE Main exam are easy but require a lot of smart work, practice and effective preparation. One of the major challenges generally faced by students is the time constraint. To overcome this, students need to develop adept problem-solving skills as well as time management skills to ensure the successful completion of the examination. Moreover, before starting their preparations students should acquire an in-depth and clear understanding of each and every topic covered in the syllabus of JEE Main. 

Therefore, candidates should read the syllabus at least once before studying. This exercise will help them gain insight into all the important chapters or topics that they should focus on. Additionally, they can formulate a proper study plan accordingly.

Having said that, here is the subject wise breakdown of important chapters for JEE Main 2021. Students need to pay proper attention to these chapters to ace the examination.

Important Chapters for JEE Main
Vectors3D Geometry
Sequence and SeriesDeterminant and Matrices
CirclesStraight Lines
Definite IntegralProbability Distribution
FunctionsLimits and Continuity
Conic SectionsApplication of Derivatives
Quadratic EquationComplex Numbers
Binomial TheoremArea under the Curve
Ray OpticsThermodynamics
SemiconductorsEM Waves
Alternating CurrentWave Optics
Electromagnetic InductionOscillations
Current ElectricityElectrostatics
Magnetic Effects of CurrentProperties of Matter
Bohr’s Atomic ModelWaves and Sound
Gaseous and Liquid StateAtomic Structure
Chemical KineticsElectrochemistry
Chemical BondingSurface Chemistry
Coordination CompoundD Block Elements
Aromatic CompoundsAlkyl Halides
P Block ElementsThermodynamics
IsomerismGeneral Organic Chemistry
Carboxylic AcidsAldehydes and Ketones
Nuclear Chemistry 
JEE Main Answer Keys

Soon after the examination, National Testing Agency also releases or publishes the set wise answer keys representing the correct options of all the questions asked in JEE Main.

With the help of these answer keys, students can calculate their expected scores before the results are announced. After successful completion of the exam, the official link for answer keys will be made available on the website using which the applicants can download and access the documents.

How to download JEE Main Answer Keys?

To download the answer keys, open the official link published by the conducting authority. Submit your application number and password followed by the selection of your date and slot of JEE Main examination. The answer keys will be displayed. The students can also download it for future references.

Challenging JEE Main Answer Keys: Initially, the provisional answer keys are released. After comparing the results applicants can raise their objections. This should be done within a certain time frame. After considering all the valid objections, the final answer keys of JEE Main are announced.

JEE Main Question Paper with Solutions and Answer keys

Along with the mock tests, students are also advised to practice previous year’s JEE Main question papers to boost their success rate in such a highly competitive entrance exam.

JEE Main Marks vs Ranks

We have prepared a predicted range of JEE Main Marks vs Ranks from the previous year’s trend. Engineering aspirants can check marks vs expected ranks from the table provided below.

JEE Main Score RangeExpected Ranks
336 Marks to 360 MarksRank 1 to 20
310 Marks to 335 MarksRank 21 to 225
251 Marks to 300 MarksRank 226 to 1,492
201 Marks to 250 MarksRank 1,493 to 5,752
151 Marks to 200 MarksRank 5753 to 18,377

They can also check out the JEE Main Rank Predictor page for further details.
JEE Main Results

The results of JEE Main is declared by NTA. For the 2021 exam, we are awaiting announcements from the exam authority. For students appearing in all the phases of JEE Main, the best result will be taken into consideration while preparing the final rank.

How to Check JEE Main Results?

Open JEE Main result portal

Enter your roll number and date of birth

Click the Submit button

The results will be displayed on the screen. Students are advised to download the scorecard for future references, especially for the counselling and admission process.

Details Mentioned in JEE Main Scorecard

Name of the Candidate

Nationality and Category of Candidate

Marks obtained in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry

Total marks obtained

All India Rank and Category Rank

JEE Advanced Qualifying Status

JEE Main Cutoff Marks

Soon after the exam, National Testing Agency also declares the JEE Main cutoff marks along with the detailed results comprising of subject wise marks secured, All India Rank, category rank and the qualifying status for JEE Advanced.

However, based on the cutoff marks, candidates are shortlisted for counselling. The cutoff marks for JEE Main will be determined by the following factors.

Total candidates appeared

The difficulty level of questions

The overall performance of the students

The cutoff trends of previous years

Previous Year’s JEE Main Cutoff Trends

JEE Main 2020 Cutoff
Common Rank List: 90.37Marks
OBC NCL: 72.88 Marks
Scheduled Caste: 50.17 Marks
Scheduled Tribe: 39.06 Marks
GEN-EWS: 70.24 Marks
PWD: 0.061 Marks
JEE Main 2019 Cutoff
General: 89.75 Marks
OBC NCL: 74.31 Marks
Scheduled Caste: 54.01 Marks
Scheduled Tribe: 44.33 Marks
JEE Main 2018 Cutoff
General: 74 Marks
OBC NCL: 45 Marks
Scheduled Caste: 29 Marks
Scheduled Tribe: 24 Marks
JEE Main 2017 Cutoff
General: 81 Marks
OBC NCL: 49 Marks
Scheduled Caste: 32 Marks
Scheduled Tribe: 27 Marks

Number of Candidates that Appeared for JEE Main 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017

JEE Main 2020: 9,34,000 Applicants (January figures)
JEE Main 2019: 9,41,198 Applicants
JEE Main 2018: 10,43,739 Applicants
JEE Main 2017: 11,86,454 Applicants
JEE Main Counselling Procedure

Joint Seat Allocation Authority is set by the HRD Ministry to regulate the admission process for IITs, IIITs, NITs, and government-funded technical institutes. The students qualifying JEE Main will be able to apply for NITs, IIITs and CFTIs through JoSAA counselling.

The seat allocation in the preferred technical institute is done based on merit, eligibility, preferences and seat availability. The qualifying students are required to register for JoSAA counselling whose registrations will commence after the declaration of the results.

JoSAA Participating Institutes

A total of 97 engineering institutes comprising 23 IITs, 31NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 GFTIs participate in the seat allocation procedure through JoSAA.

Indian Institute of Technology (23 Colleges, 10,988 Seats)
National Institute of Technology (31 Colleges, 17,868 Seats)
Indian Institute of Information Technology (23 Colleges, 3,433 Seats)
Government Funded Technical Institutes (20 Colleges, 3,919 Seats)
Top 10 NIT Colleges

Admission in a top NIT college is a dream for every JEE Main aspirant. However, to grab a seat in NIT colleges demands a meritorious rank. The leading NIT institutes include NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy, NIT Surathkal, NIT Rourkela, and MNNIT Allahabad.

NIT Trichy (Tamil Nadu) – 814 Seats
NIT Rourkela (Odisha) – 850 Seats
NIT Surathkal (Karnataka) –  740 Seats
NIT Warangal (Telangana) – 800 Seats
Motilal Nehru NIT (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh) – 814 Seats
Visvesvaraya NIT (Nagpur, Maharashtra) – 746 Seats
NIT Calicut (Kerala) – 937 Seats
Sardar Vallabhbhai NIT (Surat, Gujarat) – 873 Seats
NIT Silchar (Assam) – 632 Seats
NIT Durgapur (West Bengal) – 672 Seats

Apart from IIITs, NITs and GFTIs several private engineering institutes like BIT Mesra, HBTI Kanpur, Thapar University, Assam University, Tezpur University, JAYPEE Institute, and LNMIIT Jaipur offer admission based on the marks in JEE Main exam. Other technical institutes like DTU (Delhi Technical University), NSIT Delhi, IIIT Delhi are excluded from JoSAA counselling. However, these institutes offer admissions based on JEE Main scorecard and the students are required to apply separately.

How To Prepare For JEE Main 2021?

For most of the students, coaching classes are considered to be one of the main solutions to secure a good ranking. However, an aspirant can achieve their desired result without coaching provided they put in a fair amount of effort and develop an effective preparation strategy.

Candidates need to devise a well-organised study plan. Furthermore, they need to have a smart approach to everything. They need to learn what the exam is all about, read the syllabus, use the right study materials, practice solving questions, etc. They should also be mentally and physically fit to write the exam. In any case, we have listed some of the key tips that will help each candidate to boost their JEE Main preparation.

JEE Main Preparation Tips

Begin from scratch – Fundamentals play a vital role in JEE Main. Always concentrate on structuring and understanding the basics of all the subjects. When the basics are strong, learning becomes easier.

Prepare a timetable – JEE Main preparation curriculum is extensive. Hence, it should be scheduled to gain the best results. Split the syllabus into different parts according to your benefit. It can be limited to a chapter or a unit. Follow the timetable and avoid distractions in between.

Know the syllabus and pattern – For better preparations, the most significant factor is to keep oneself updated with the complete syllabus along with the paper pattern.

Befriend books – For JEE Main preparations, NCERT textbooks are a must, no matter which subject it is. Therefore solve NCERT textbooks before moving to other references. Also, remember to choose the right study resources which will help you study productively.

Best books for JEE Main Preparation

Here is a list of all the relevant textbooks that students can follow to boost their JEE Main preparation.


NCERT – Maths XI and XII

S. L. Loney – Trigonometry

S. L. Loney – Coordinate Geometry

Hall and Knight – Higher Algebra

I.A. Maron – Problems in Calculus of One Variable


NCERT Books – Class 11 and Class 12

Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur

J.D. Lee (Organic Chemistry)

Morrison and Boyd (Inorganic Chemistry)


H.C. Verma – Concepts of Physics Vol I and II

I.E. Irodov – Problems in General Physics

Halliday, Resnick, and Walker – Fundamentals of Physics

Read, Revise and Rehearse – Revise each and every topic that is learned. Do not keep it pending. Be a smart learner. Revision helps the candidates to recall everything that is studied.

Take up the Mock tests – Another important key to succeed in JEE Main is to take mock tests. Attend the tests that are released by the official websites. This indeed provides you with an actual feel of writing the online exams.

On a final note, do not compromise on hard work and perseverance. Choose the best books for JEE preparation and follow the preparation tips mentioned earlier to secure a meritorious position in the exam.

Importance of NCERT Books for JEE Main 2021

NCERT textbooks are important in relation to the fragmentation of JEE Main. These publications allow the baptismal candidates to grasp the full significance of the principles discussed in these three studies. Let’s move on to the importance of the NCERT curriculum for the fragmentation of JEE Main 2021.

JEE Main Chemistry:

The NCERT Chemistry textbook is a great help to JEE Main Preparation. Some questions from living and non-living chemicals are taken directly from the book. Therefore, make sure that you read these books carefully and get enough practice in solving tests, question papers, and humorous tests.

JEE Key Statistics:

The math is the hardest paper in the test. Applicants will need additional reading to be able to fully understand the concepts. However, they can start with this textbook first. The explanations and exercises provided in this book will help students improve their analytical and problem-solving skills.

JEE Main Physics:

Physics paper is fake and the NCERT book is of little help here. However, the best place to start is still the CBSE curriculum based on the NCERT program. Make sure you go to the police to think about the section in the textbook.

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