IIT JEE Main & Advanced 2021

The preparation for IIT JEE Main & Advanced only becomes more streamlined once you get to know how these tests are designed. Go through the IIT JEE exam patterns and make the most out of it.

JEE Main & Advanced 2021 Exam Pattern

JEE Main examination comprises of 3 papers namely - Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting both the papers in an online mode. As per the official notification of NTA, there aren't any changes expected in JEE Main Exam Syllabus and pattern.

JEE Main session 1 shall be held from February 23 to 26, 2021 and the applications would be accepted online from January 16 to 21, 2021.

Check out the important dates for JEE Main 2021

The Paper 1 would include 3 sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics while, Paper 2 would have the 3 sections namely - Aptitude Test, Mathematics, and Drawing Test while Paper 3 would include Mathematics and Aptitude Test

Candidates can take either one or both the papers of JEE Main. The duration of the examination is three hours.

JEE Main Exam: Past Trend

  • CBSE used to conduct the past JEE Main exams.
  • Paper 1 of JEE Main was held in both online and offline modes.
  • JEE Main Paper 2 was conducted in offline mode only.
  • CBSE used to release the Mock Tests for the examination.

Highlights of JEE Main Important examination pattern

The table below covers all the important components of JEE Main Pattern:

Parameters BTech/BE BArch
Exam mode Online (Computer based Test) Mathematics and Aptitude - Online Drawing test - Offline
Number of sections and subjects 3 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) 3 (Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing)
Exam Duration 3 hours 3 hours
Total Marks 300 marks 400 marks (Drawing section will be of total 100 marks, marking of every question will be given along with it)
Medium of Exam English, Hindi and Aspirant's from Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu can opt for Gujarati as well English, Hindi and Aspirant's from Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu can opt for Gujarati as well
Number of Questions 90 Questions (20 Multiple Choice Questions and 10 Questions (to do any 5) with numerical value as answer with equal weightage for Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 77 questions (25 Mathematics questions, 50 Aptitude questions and 2 Drawing questions)
Type of Questions MCQs with 4 options with only 1 correct option and Integer Type Questions with Integer as Answers Mathematics and Aptitude: Objective type questions Drawing: Questions to test the candidate's drawing and sketching skills

B Planning has been Introduced in JEE Main for the first time from 2021 and the pattern for the same is as follows:

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern for BPlan

Particulars BPlan
Exam mode Online (Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning Based Questions)
Number of sections and subjects 3 (Aptitude, Mathematics and Planning Based Questions)
Duration of exam 3 hours
Number of questions 100 questions (Mathematics: 25 questions, Aptitude: 50 and Planning Based Questions: 25)
Type of questions Mathematics and Aptitude Planning Based Questions - Multiple Choice Questions
Total Marks 400 marks
Medium of Exam English, Hindi and Aspirant's from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well
Particulars BTech/BE BArch
Marks per section 25 questions X 4 marks = 100 marks per section Mathematics: 25 questions X 4 marks = 100 marks
Aptitude Test = 50 questions X 4 marks = 200 marks
Drawing test = 2 questions X 50 marks = 100 marks
Correct Answer +4 +4
Incorrect Answer -1 -1
Un-attempted Question 0 0
Total marks 300 marks 400 marks
Particulars B Planning
Marks per section Mathematics: 25 questions X 4 marks = 100 marks
Aptitude Test = 50 questions X 4 marks = 200 marks
Planning Based Questions = 25 X 4 marks = 100 marks
Correct Answer +4
Incorrect Answer -1
Un-attempted Question 0
Total marks 400 marks
JEE test pattern

JEE Advance 2021 Exam Pattern

The online JEE Advance Exam consists of 2 papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both these papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2 are compulsory.

JEE Advanced which was earlier being held in offline mode till 2018, would now be conducted in an online mode.

Based on the past papers, it is fair to say that the JEE Advanced exam is one of the most unpredictable entrance tests in India. As a matter of fact, the total marks, the total number of questions and the type of questions, everything is uncertain. The JEE Advance Exam is conducted by a different IIT every year. The exam paper is changed by the IIT which is going to conduct the test, every year and it is also found that no major changes have been made in the exam pattern in the previous years. Thus, like the previous years, it is expected that marking pattern of the exam would have full marking, partial marking, zero marking and negative marking.

Exam Pattern for 2021

  • Date of Exam: The exam will be held during the month of July 2021.
  • Exam Mode: The IIT JEE Advanced exam will be conducted through an online (Computer Based) mode only.
  • Number of Papers: The examination is expected to consist of 2 papers. It is mandatory for the candidates sitting for the JEE Advanced Exam to attempt both the papers.
  • Number of Sections: The JEE Advanced Paper 1 and Paper 2 would have 3 separate sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Question Paper Type: The question papers will contain objective type that includes single and multiple MCQs as well as numerical answer type questions.
  • Exam Timings: The total duration of Paper 1 would be 3 hours and Paper 2 will also be 3 hours.
  • Language: The candidates can answer the question papers in both English and Hindi medium though the candidates need to mention the medium of the question paper medium at the time of registration.
  • Marking Scheme: As has been the case with previous year papers, there is a procedure of negative marking expected for some of the questions.

Marking scheme of Previous Year Papers:

JEE Advance Paper 1 Marking scheme

Section Question type Marks awarded Negative Marking
1 Single correct answer 4 -1
2 1 or more correct answer 4 -2
3 Single digit integer 3 0

JEE Advance Paper 2 Marking Scheme

Section Question type Marks awarded Negative Marking
1 Single correct answer 4 -1
2 1 or more correct answer 4 -2
3 Comprehension type 3 0

It should be noted that for the Question Type with 1 or more correct answer, full marks would be awarded only when all the correct answers have been selected else there would be differential marking on the basis of the number of correct answers selected by the candidate.

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