JEE Advanced 2021 Exam to be Held on July 3, Says Education Minister, New minimum percent for eligibility

Latest news about the JEE Advanced 2021 Exam: The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal said on 07.01.2021, Thursday, that the JEE Advanced 2021 will be held on 03.07.2021(tentatively) and that in 2021 the JEE Advanced exam will be conducted by IIT Kharagpur.

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JEE Advanced 2021 Exam

While informing about the JEE Advanced exam eligibility criteria to appear for the exam, the Union Education Minister said that the students who clear the JEE Mains will be eligible to appear for the exam even if they do not score a minimum of 75 percent in the board examination. Those students who have obtained more than 75% marks in the 12th grade board examination are eligible to take the JEE Advanced exam.

The rules for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam have once again been changed in favor of students.

The Union Education Minister said that the nation has not yet recovered from the epidemic and, hence, it has been decided to waive the 75 percent rule in the interest of students. He further said that he has received many questions regarding the date of the JEE Advanced 2021 exams and, as it is one of the top competitive exams, the extended time will help the students do well in the exam.

The JEE Advanced exam is conducted for students who obtained the top 2.5 lakh rank in the JEE Main exam.

National Testing Agency, NTA
Joint Entrance Examination
JEE Advanced 2021 Exam

JEE Main 2021 exam Dates

  1. First session – 23 February to 26 February 2021
  2. Second session – March 15 to 18, 2021
  3. Third session – April 27 to 30, 2021
  4. Fourth Session – 24 to 28 May 2021

JEE main Registration Dates

  • JEE Main 2021 Registration starts from: 16/12/2020
  • Registration Last Date: 16/01/2021
  • Exam date: 03.07.2021

Application Fee for JEE Registration

  • For Male Candidates: Rs 1300/-
  • For female candidates: Rs. 650/-

Eligibility for JEE Mains

Qualification: Qualification for The candidate should have passed Class 12th (Senior Secondary) from any recognized board or university. Those candidates who will have passed the 12th board examination in class are also eligible to apply.

Eligibility for JEE Main for B. Tech. B. Arch

NTA has published the notice for JEE Main 2021 eligibility criteria for B. Tech, B. Arch, and B. Plan papers. Candidates must fulfill all the eligibility conditions to be eligible for JEE Main exam. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2021 is as follows: 

2. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)

  • Candidates who have passed their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 or 2019 are eligible
  • Those who are appearing in their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2020 are also eligible to appear in January and April session
  • Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2018 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2021.

3. Qualifying subjects: Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th /qualifying examination to be eligible

4. Qualifying marks

  • To appear in JEE Mains, the minimum qualifying marks (for admission to NITs, IIITs, IITs, and CFTIs) that aspirants require is 75 per cent (aggregate) or
  • Candidates should be in the top 20 percentile in the Class 12 exam conducted by respective Boards
  • For reserved candidates, the minimum qualifying marks is 65 per cent

5. Total attempts

  • A candidate is allowed to attempt the exam for three consecutive years
  • The number of attempts will be four in total a year from 2021

Reservation Criteria for JEE Main 2021

CategoryReservation in Percentage (%)
Scheduled Caste (SC)15
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5
Other Backward Class (OBC) -NCL27
Persons with Disability (PwD)

2. JEE Main Age Limit:

  • There is no specified age limit for JEE Main 2021.
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Here candidates can check important dates for JEE Main 2021 exam dates along with registration dates, admit card download dates, answer key release dates, and counseling dates. All these have been updated on this page. result announcement dates. Candidates can check the JEE Main 2021 exam dates for the February session along with related dates from the below mentioned check below.

JEE Main Exam Dates for Multiple Sessions: Overview

JEE Main Application form availability16-Dec-2020
Last date to apply for JEE Main 202116-Jan-2021
Registration for test practice centresDecember 2020
For JEE Main Payment of application fee last date17-Jan-2021
Image correction window available online18-Jan-2021 to 21-Jan-2021
Application form correction windowJanuary 2021
Issuance of admit cardJanuary 2021
JEE Mains 2021 exam dates23-Feb-2021 to 26-Feb-2021,
15-Mar-2021 to 18 Mar-2021,
27-Apr-2021 to 30-Apr-2021,
24-May-2021 to 28-May-2021
Release of response sheet and question paperFebruary 2021
Answer key release dateFebruary 2021
Declaration of result for January sessionFebruary 2021
Downloading of ScorecardFebruary 2021

JEE Main 2021 Highlights

Exam NameJoint Entrance Exam
Exam FrequencyTwice a year
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Duration3 hours
NTA JEE Accepting Colleges1560 colleges
Official Website

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

NTA will publish JEE Main 2021 syllabus for Paper 1, 2 and 3 in online mode on the official website. This year, the authority has separated B. Plan from BArch. The syllabus will help candidates to plan their studies accordingly.

Before starting with preparations, candidates must know the detailed syllabus. Going through the JEE Main syllabus, students will know topics of every subject that are important from JEE Main point of view.

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus for Paper 1


  • Unit 1: Sets, relations, and functions
  • Unit 2: Complex numbers and quadratic equations
  • Unit 3: Matrices and determinants
  • Unit 4: Permutations and combinations
  • Unit 5: Mathematical induction
  • Unit 6: Binomial theorem and its simple applications
  • Unit 7: Sequences and series
  • Unit 8: Limit, continuity, and differentiability
  • Unit 9: Integral calculus
  • Unit 10: Differential equations
  • Unit 11: Co-ordinate geometry
  • Unit 12: Three-dimensional geometry
  • Unit 13: Vector algebra
  • Unit 14: Statistics and probability
  • Unit 15: Trigonometry
  • Unit 16: Mathematical reasoning


  • Unit 1: Physics And Measurement
  • Unit 2: Kinematics
  • Unit 3: Laws Of Motion
  • Unit 4: Work, Energy, and Power
  • Unit 5: Rotational Motion
  • Unit 6: Gravitation
  • Unit 7: Properties Of Solids And Liquids
  • Unit 8: Thermodynamics
  • Unit 9: Kinetic Theory Of Gases
  • Unit 10: Oscillations And Waves
  • Unit 11: Electrostatics
  • Unit 12: Current Electricity
  • Unit 13: Magnetic Effects Of Current And Magnetism
  • Unit 14: Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating Currents
  • Unit 15: Electromagnetic Waves
  • Unit 16: Optics
  • Unit 17: Dual Nature Of Matter And radiation
  • Unit 18: Atoms And Nuclei
  • Unit 19: Electronic Devices
  • Unit 20: Communication Systems


  • Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts In Chemistry
  • Unit 2: States Of Matter
  • Unit 3: Atomic Structure
  • Unit 4: Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure
  • Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Unit 6: Solutions
  • Unit 7: Equilibrium
  • Unit 8: Redox Reactions And Electrochemistry
  • Unit 9: Chemical Kinetics
  • Unit10: Surface Chemistry

Section B: Inorganic Chemistry

  • Unit 11: Classification Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties
  • Unit 12: General Principles And Processes Of Isolation Of Metals
  • Unit 13: Hydrogen
  • Unit 14: S – Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • Unit 15: P – Block Elements
  • Unit 16: D – And F – Block Elements
  • Unit 17: Co-Ordination Compounds
  • Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry

Section C: Organic Chemistry

  • Unit 19: Purification And Characterization Of Organic Compounds
  • Unit 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
  • Unit 21: Hydrocarbons
  • Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
  • Unit 23: Organic Compound, Containing Oxygen Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Carboxylic Acids
  • Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Unit 25: Polymers
  • Unit 26: Biomolecules
  • Unit 27: Chemistry In Everyday Life
  • Unit 28: Principles Related To Practical Chemistry

The NTA will release JEE Main 2020 admit card date for the January session 15 days prior to the exam. Registered candidates can download the admit card from the official website. The admit card is an essential document that must be carried to the examination hall. The authority also informs candidates about the release of admit card through registered email ID and mobile number.

How to download JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

  • First Go To the official website
  • Download admit card by entering application number and date of birth
  • After entering the above details, your admit card will be displayed on the screen 
  • Download, save and take a print out of it

List Of participating colleges for JEE Main: List of NITs

National Institutes of Technology (NITs)

National Institute of Technology AgartalaNational Institute of Technology Sikkim
National Institute of Technology Arunachal PradeshNational Institute of Technology Srinagar
National Institute of Technology DelhiNational Institute of Technology Surathkal
National Institute of Technology DurgapurNational Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
National Institute of Technology GoaNational Institute of Technology Uttarakhand
National Institute of Technology HamirpurNational Institute of Technology Warangal
National Institute of Technology JamshedpurMotilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad (U.P.)
National Institute of Technology KurukshetraNational Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh.
National Institute of Technology ManipurMaulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (MP)
National Institute of Technology MeghalayaNational Institute of Technology, Calicut (Kerela)
National Institute of Technology MizoramMalviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
National Institute of Technology NagalandDr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar (Punjab)
National Institute of Technology PatnaNational Institute of Technology, Meghalaya
National Institute of Technology PuducherrySardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat (Gujarat)
National Institute of Technology RaipurVisvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (Maharashtra)
National Institute of Technology Rourkela

List Of participating colleges for JEE Main: List of IIITs

Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior (M.P.)Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Kurnool
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Kottayam
Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur (M.P.)Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Kalyani, West Bengal
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati (Assam)Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Una, Himachal Pradesh
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota (Rajasthan)Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Ranchi, Jharkhand
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chitoor (A. P.)Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhagalpur
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara (Gujarat)Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhopal
Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur Mantripukhri, ImphalIndian Institute of Information Technology Surat
Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) DharwadIndian Institute of Information Technology, Jhalwa, Allahabad

List Of participating colleges for JEE Main: List of CFTIs

Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs)

Assam University, SilcharSchool of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, RanchiSchool of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, HaridwarSchool of Planning & Architecture: Vijayawada
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, BhadohiShri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir
Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management, AhmedabadIndian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, BilaspurHNB Garhwal University, Srinagar
J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, Department of Electronics & Communication, University of Allahabad- AllahabadInternational Institute of Information Technology, Naya Raipur
National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad (Maharashtra)Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Hatia, RanchiJawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, PunjabInternational Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar
Mizoram University, AizawlUniversity of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

FAQs regarding JEE Main 2021

Q. When will be held JEE Mains 2021?

Ans. JEE Main 2021 exam dates notified by the Education Minister for February session. The first session of JEE Main 2021 will be held from February 23 to 26 in online mode.

Q. How many times a student can appear for JEE Main 2021?

A. The number of attempts for admission in a particular academic session will be considered as one. The student’s best of the 2021 NTA scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.

Q. When will JEE Main 2021 forms release?

A. The registration for JEE Main 2021 has been started from December 16. Candidates have to fill and submit the JEE main 2021 application forms by January 16. 

Q. When will JEE Main 2021 admit card release?

A. The admit card for JEE Mains 2021 will be release on the official website. The admit card of JEE Main 2021 February exam will be available 15 days prior to the exam.

Q. How can I download JEE Main admit card?

Answer. Candidates can download the admit card of JEE Main 2021 by entering application number and date of birth on the required field.

Q. Can I get JEE Main application form 2021 in offline mode?

Answer. No, JEE Main 2021 will not be available in offline mode.

Q. Will a duplicate JEE Main admit card be issued if I lost my admit card?

A. No. the authority will not issue any duplicate admit card of JEE Main. In this case, candidates can go back to the JEE Main official website, download and reprint admit card by entering the login credentials.

Q. The spelling of my name is incorrect in the admit card. How can I correct it?

Answer. In case of such errors in the admit card, candidates must immediately contact the JEE Main officials.

Q. Is there an age limit in JEE Main?

A. For appearing in the JEE Main 2020 examination, there is no age limit for the candidates.

Q. What is NTA and its role in JEE Main 2020?

Answer. NTA or National Testing Agency is an autonomous testing organization to conduct entrance exams for admission/fellowship in higher education institutions. NTA is entrusted to take care of all issues from test preparation, to test delivery and to test marking in the exams conducted by the agency including JEE Main 2020. The agency is converting its 2,697 test practice centers into teaching centers from 2019.

Q. What are the cut off marks for JEE mains 2020?

Answer. JEE Main 2020 qualifying cutoff marks has been announced along with the result.

Q. What is JEE Main 2020 result date?

A. JEE Main 2020 result release date will be announced later. Total 10.23 lakh candidates appeared in the last year’s JEE Main exam.

Q. What is the qualifying marks for JEE Mains 2020?

A. The qualifying marks for JEE Main 2020 exam will be announced by September 10 along with the result. The qualifying cutoff for JEE Mains 2020 consists of the minimum marks that the candidates have to secure to qualify for JEE Advanced. 

Q. Will JEE Main 2021 be postponed?

A. JEE Main 2021 will be held in multiple sessions (February, March, April and May). The first session of JEE Main 2021 will be held in online mode from February 22 to 25 while March session will be held from March 15 to 18, April session will be conducted from April 27 to 30 and May session will be held from May 24 to 28.

Q. Will 75% criteria be removed for JEE 2021?

A. No, officials have not removed 75% eligibility criteria from JEE Main 2021 examinations.

Q. Has the syllabus and pattern of JEE Main changed after NTA took over CBSE?

A. No, NTA JEE Main syllabus, as well as JEE Main pattern, is the same. However, this year, the authority has changed the exam pattern of JEE Main.

Q. Is it mandatory to appear for the exam twice or can I take the JEE Main once?

A. No, there is no mandate to appear for the exam twice. It depends on the candidate’s choice. In case they appear for the exam, the better of the two scores will be used to rank in the merit list.

Q. Is there any change in the syllabus of JEE Main 2021?

A. No, there is no change in the syllabus of NTA JEE Main 2020 paper 1, 2 and 3.

Q. For how many papers JEE Main 2020 January exam will be conducted?

A. JEE Main 2020 February exam will be conducted for 2 papers – BTech (paper 1) BArch and BPlan (paper 2)

Q. When JEE Advanced 2021 Exam held?

Ans- The JEE Advanced 2021 Exam held on 03.07.2021

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