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IIT JEE exam 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the most high-esteemed/ prestigious institutes in India that offer engineering & technological education of internationally recognized standard of excellence. With excellent infrastructure and the best available minds, IIT JEE Exam is one of the most sought after competitive exams in India.

Link To Official Notification

To be notified

Important Dates

S.NoEventsJEE Main 2021 Dates
1.JEE Main 2021 datePhase 3: July 20, 22, 25 and 27, 2021 Phase 4: To be notified
2.Last date to submit the application formPhase 3: July 8, 2021 Phase 4: July 15, 2021 (Till 5 PM)
3.Last date of fee paymentPhase 1: July 8, 2021 Phase 2: July 15, 2021 (Till 9 PM)
4.Application Form Correction windowPhase 1: July 6-8, 2021 Phase 2: July 9-15, 2021
5.Availability of JEE Main Admit CardSecond week of February 2021
6.JEE Main Answer Key date for 4th sessionTo be notified

IIT JEE Eligibility Criteria 2021

Age limit:

The rules & regulations on the age limit of JEE Main 2021 are as follows -

  • No age limit is required to appear for the IIT JEE Main.
  • However, the aspirants must have passed Class 12th in 2019/ 2020 / appearing for the exams in 2021.
  • Applicants who have passed Class 12th in 2018 or before are not eligible.
  • Number of attempts- Candidates get three attempts for JEE Main examination & two attempts for JEE Advanced.
  • Nationality- Candidates must be native Indians.
  • Non-Residential Indian (NRI) candidates or Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) candidates, or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) candidates can also apply for JEE Main 2021, providing the category certificates at all stages of JEE Main.

Subjects required for qualifying 12th standard-

  • For Paper 1 (B.Tech), the applicants must have studied Physics & Mathematics as the compulsory subjects in the 12th standards, although Chemistry, Biotechnology can be optional/ additional subjects.
  • For Paper 2A & 2B, the applicants must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as the compulsory subjects in Class 12th.
  • Marks required from 12th standard-
  • No minimum marks needed in the 12th standard for writing the JEE Main examination.
  • For this year, i.e., 2021, 75% in class 12th not mandatory for admission in NITs, IIITs, GFTIs and SPAs.

DOB criteria-

For General & OBC applicants whose DOB falls on or after 1st October, 1994 are eligible for JEE Main 2021.

However, in the reserved category, the upper age limit is relaxed by five years, i.e. people under the categories of S.C. & S.T. and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) born on or after 1st October 1989 are eligible.

Application Fee

The application fee is Rs. 650 for Male candidates belonging to Unreserved/OBC category and Rs. 325 for female candidates of Unreserved/OBC category and lastly Rs. 325 for ST/SC/PwD/Transgender category candidates.

How To Apply + Application Form Correction Date

  1. Go to the official website of 2021 JEE Main-
  2. Complete JEE registration 2021 by submitting details such as name, email address and mobile number.
  3. Fil in the JEE Main application form 2021 with personal and educational details.
  4. Uploading scanned images of photograph and signature.
  5. Payment of JEE application fees.
  6. Download confirmation page
  • The application form correction date for the 4th session is open till July 14(9 pm) as per the new JEE Main dates.

Admit Card release date

Second week of February 2021.

Reserve List

CategoriesReservation Percentage
General Economically Weaker Sections (GEN-EWS)10%
Scheduled Castes (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Non Creamy Layer of Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)27%
Persons with Disabilities5% in each category

Selection Process

Yearly, JEE Main exam will be conducted twice, and the responsibility of conducting the examination has been transferred to National Testing Agency (NTA) from CBSE. Aspirants have to qualify with high merit in JEE Main to appear for the JEE Advanced examination.

Exam Pattern


JEE Main Exam Pattern Details

Mode of Examination

Computer-based examination except for Drawing section in B.Arch

Language of Examination

English or Hindi - For All Centre Cities

English or Hindi or Gujarati- For Centre Cities in Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

Duration of Examination

3 hours

Number of Sections

There are three sections in both B.Arch and B.Plan papers.


  • Mathematics
  • Aptitude test
  • Drawing test


  • Mathematics
  • Aptitude test
  • Planning test

Type of Questions


Type of questions for each section of B.Arch-

  • Mathematics- Multiple- choice questions and questions with numerical value as answers
  • Aptitude- Multiple- choice questions
  • Drawing- Drawing aptitude


Type of questions for each section of B.Planning-

  • Mathematics- Multiple- choice questions and questions with numerical value as answers
  • Aptitude- Multiple- choice questions
  • Planning- Multiple- choice questions

Number of Questions

B.Arch: 82 Questions

B.Plan: 100 Questions

Total Marks

400 Marks

Marking Scheme

JEE Main Marking Scheme for Paper 2 is-

MCQs- Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer and there will be a negative marking of 1 mark on each incorrect answer.

Questions with numerical value answers - Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking.

Marking Scheme for Drawing Test - Two questions are evaluated out of 100 marks

IIT JEE Syllabus 2021


The syllabus for Physics is as follows -

There are two sections: A & B.

While Section A has 80% weightage, Section B has 20% weightage.

Section A Theory-

Alternating Currents & Electromagnetic Induction, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Oscillations & Waves, Radiation & Dual Nature of Matter, Thermodynamics, Properties of Liquids & Solids, Electronic Devices, Nuclei & Atoms, Electrostatics, Energy & Power, Work, Current Electricity, Laws of Motion, Gravitation Rotational Motion, Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism, Physics & Measurement, Kinematics.

Section B Practical Component- Familiarity with essential perspectives and observations of activities: Simple Pendulum, Potentiometer, Vernier callipers, Screw gauge, Speed of sound in air at room temperature, Metre Scale, Focal length of Mirror using a concave, Convex & convex lens using parallax, Resistance of a given wire using Ohm's law etc.


The syllabus has 3 Sections:

Section A Physical Chemistry

Section B Inorganic Chemistry

Section C Organic Chemistry


Quadratic Equations & Complex Numbers, Sets, Relations & Functions, Determinants & Matrices, Binomial Theorem, Permutations & Combinations, Mathematical Induction, Series & Sequences, Continuity & Differentiability, Limit, Integral Calculus & Differential Equations, Coordinate Geometry, Probability & Statistics, 3 Dimensional Geometry, Vector Algebra, Trigonometry.

Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)-

JEE Main Paper 2, on the other hand, is divided into Mathematics, Aptitude Test & Drawing Test.

Part 1:

  • Objects
  • Texture related to build environment & Architecture
  • Visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings.
  • Visualizing different sides of 3D objects.
  • Analytical Reasoning & Mental Ability (Numerical & Verbal, Visual).
  • Awareness of persons, Buildings, Materials.

Part 2:

  • 3 D perception: Appreciation & understanding of scale & proportion of objects, Elements & building forms, contrast & harmony, Colour texture
  • Abstract shapes & patterns in pencil.
  • Transformation of forms both two dimensional (2D) & three dimensional (3D) union
  • Development of surfaces & volumes,
  • Rotation & subtraction
  • Generation of Plan,
  • Elevations & three dimensional (3D) views of objects.
  • Creating two dimensional (2D) and three dimensional (3D) compositions using given forms and shapes.
  • Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of public space, festivals, markets, street scenes, recreational areas etc.
  • Landscape & rural life


The JEE Main 2021 result will be released by NTA at [](https://

JEE Main 2021 Cut-off

The qualifying cut-off for JEE Main will be published along with JEE Main Result (Phase 4). With JEE Main Result announcement and AIR (short for All India Rank), authorities will publish the list of qualified candidates eligible for taking JEE Advanced 2021.

Job Profile and Salary

RRB JE Salary and Job Profile

  • Candidate selected as RRB JE Civil will function as a Supervisor in the Department of Civil Engineering of Railways. He shall be called the Inspector of Works.
  • He will be responsible for the maintenance and construction of Railway buildings.
  • He must ensure that the track is maintained in the best quality to enable the safe, smooth and fast movement of trains.
  • He is responsible for bridge maintainence in the Railway Division.
  • He conducts the inspection and maintenance of all track machines and also ensures that the machines are working smoothly and are in proper working condition.
  • The salary of RRB JE is Rs 34,500.

Exam Analysis

According to the candidates who appeared in the exam, JEE Main Paper-1 of 24 February first shift may be considered a balanced one as the questions were from almost every chapter of all three subjects. The candidates found JEE Main 2020 Paper-1 easy to moderate as compared to the previous year. JEE Main Paper-1 consisted of 3 sections - Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. The examination was of three hours duration, with each section being given 60 minutes. Each section consisted of 25 questions. Most of the students found that the Mathematics section of the question paper was tough than other papers and also said that the tricky questions were in this section.

IIT JEE Preparation tips

  • Start with the NCERT
  • Have an inquisitive mind
  • Start with the Multiple Solution Technique
  • Revise wisely
  • Time Management: Manage your Time Efficiently
  • Right Books: Choose the Right Reference Books

IIT JEE Best books for 2021


NCERT Physics – 11th and 12th standard

Concepts of Physics (Vol 1 & 2) by H.C. Verma (Strongly Recommended)

Problems in General Physics by, I.E. Irodov (Arihant Publications)

Understanding Physics Series (5 books) by D.C. Pandey


Mathematics for Class 11 and 12 by R.D. Sharma

Coordinate Geometry for IIT-JEE by S.K. Goyal

Course in Mathematics for IIT-JEE by Tata McGraw Hill

Differential Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit Agarwal


NCERT Chemistry – Class 11 and 12

Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry – O.P. Tandon

Organic Chemistry – Jagdamba Singh

IIT JEE Study plan 2021

  • Spend more time on weaker areas. Practice regularly to get familiar with the concept and stay updated.
  • Do not skip any topic that you feel is not important or is not that necessary.
  • Make short notes of formulas, concepts, pointers and important chapters and try to memorize them while writing (for this, you can do yourself a favour and be more attentive than usual while making notes, you'll thank yourself later).
  • Self-evaluate regularly.
  • Have a positive mindset stay focused and motivated.
  • Stay healthy both physically and mentally. Eat healthy food, rest well and engaging yourself in some fun activities to remove stress.

Wish you all the very best for your exam.