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JEE Main Reservation Criteria 2021: Quota, Seat Reservation, and Documents Required

Last updated on June 4th, 2021

Some seats at all the engineering colleges are reserved for the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), OBC-NCL, Women Candidates, and Person with Disability. JEE Main reservation criteria 2021 specifies the percentage of reserved seats. The first session of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted from 23 February to 26 February 2021. Check JEE Main Exam dates here

  1. The reservation of the seats through JEE Main will be granted based on the State of Eligibility, from where the candidate has appeared for the qualifying exam.
  2. Moreover, the JEE Main 2021 Reservation parameters are based on those directed by Home State and Other State Quota in terms of admissions granted by the universities.

Latest Updates:

  • JEE Main Admit Card will be issued in the first week of February 2021.
  • NTA has increased the number of JEE Main attempts from 2 to 4 times a year.
  • JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 4 sessions in February, March, April and May.

The detailed JEE Main Reservation criteria 2021 for each of the categories are mentioned below which will help the students belonging to the reserved category.


What is the JEE Main Reservation Criteria – Facts

The detailed JEE Main reservation criteria is described below:

  • Colleges reserve 5% of the overall seats for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) as mentioned in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016).
  • Telangana offers three different state quotas including Home State Quota, Other State Quota, and Andhra Pradesh State Quota.
  • 5% of total seats are reserved for female candidates in all institutes that are taking part in the seat allocation process through JEE Main.
  • In NITs, half seats are reserved under Home State Quota and the rest 50% under Other State Quota.
  • Vacant Home State Quota seats are converted to All India Seats for the mentioned category.

The candidates who are applying for JEE Main 2021 under JEE Main reservation criteria will be offered some advantages which include age-limit relaxation, qualifying scores, seat allocation, entrance exam score, etc as compared to the candidates belonging to the non-reserved category. Also, the candidates are offered concessions in the application fees at the time of filling the application form.

Note: The candidates who want to register for the JEE Main exam under the reserved category need to submit valid documents as proof of their reservation.


JEE Main Reservation Criteria 2021 – Eligible CategoriesJEE Main Reservation

Categories Reserved Percentage
OBC 27%
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
Person with Disabilities 5%
Economically Weaker Section 10%

JEE Main Reservation Criteria 2021 – Key Highlights

  • The JEE Main 2021 reservation criteria will follow the eligibility and reservation rules which are laid down by the Government of India.
  • Admissions to the reserved seats in NITs, IITs, and GFTIs is only for those candidates belonging to the reserved categories.
  • The candidates applying for admissions in state engineering colleges that accept JEE Main 2021 scores will be given reservation based on the reservation criteria set by the state government.


JEE Main Reservation Criteria for Women Candidates

  • The female candidates can apply under the All India Level or Women Quota System as the majority of the colleges have reserved 5% seats for female candidates.
  • There are few colleges that offer some relaxation in terms of the percentage of marks as well. For instance-, if the cut off of any particular college is almost 95% then the girls with 90% can apply for the same seat.

JEE Main Reservation Criteria for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD)

  • For candidates belonging to the PwD category, there is a relaxation of an additional 3%.
  • Specified Disability means disabilities which are exactly the same mentioned in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.
  • Different categories of reservation for physically handicapped in JEE Mains disabilities include:
    • Blindness and low vision
    • Deaf and hard of hearing
    • Locomotor disability includes cerebral palsy, dwarfism, acid attack victims, etc.
    • Intellectual disability, any learning disability, mental illness, etc
    • Many disabilities from amongst persons
  • Other ‘specified disabilities’ mentioned in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.

JEE Main EWS Quota 2021

  • The move was passed under the 124th Amendment Bill in the Constitution of India that was declared in the parliament during the January session.
  • According to the move, candidates belonging to the EWS category will be granted a 10% reservation in jobs and education.

Who is included in the EWS Category?

All candidates who are not covered under SC, ST, OBC, and who have an annual income below 8 lakhs are identified under the EWS system.

  • Candidates must procure an Income and Asset Certification issued by a Competent Authority.
  • However, candidates falling under the following category won’t be able to avail the EWS quota:
  • Those whose families own at least 5 acres of agricultural land or above
  • Who owns a residential flat of 1,000 ft and above
  • Whose parents possess residential plots of approximately 100 sq.yards and above by the notified municipalities.
  • Aspirants whose parents own a residential plot of approximately 200 sq. yards and above other than the notified municipalities.

Who can Issue an Income and Asset Certificate for EWS Candidates?

Candidates can procure an Income and Asset Certificate from the following authorities:

  • Deputy Commissioner/ District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner/ Taluka Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate
  • Revenue Officer who is not below the rank of Tehsildar
  • Presidency Magistrate/ Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate
  • Sub Divisional Officer or the area where the candidate or his family resides.


JEE Main Reservation Criteria for NITs and IITs

Since the JEE Main Reservation criteria vary from institution to institution, so the candidates should check the JEE Main reservation system criteria for the institute in which he/she is applying:

  1. IITs: All Indian Institute of Technology’s colleges offer admissions under the All India Quota basis.
  2. NITs: The National Institute of Technology or NITs grant admissions to eligible students based on the State Quota and Other State Quota basis.
    •  As per the admission process, 50% of seats are reserved for the candidates who are eligible for home state quota.
    • The remaining 50% seats are for other state candidates.
      • Home State Quota– Under the Home State Quota eligibility, the reservation for the candidates will be for the students who have passed class 12 from the state where the NIT is.
      • Other State Quota: The candidates belonging to any other state apart from the state where the particular NIT is, can claim their reservation under this Quota.
Name of the institutes Reservation criteria
NIT (Other State Quota) Half of the seats are for the candidates who belong to all other states and Union Territories excluding Home State.
NIT (Other State Quota) 50%
Centre/State Funded Technical Institutes According to Home state Quota eligibility/ State Quota/ All India Quota
Government Funded Technical Institutes According to All India Quota
State Engineering Colleges According to State Quota


Documents Required for Claiming JEE Main Reservation 2021

The candidates need to provide the following documents to claim reservation as per the JEE Main 2021 reservation criteria:

  • Duly signed category certificate by the competent authority in a prescribed format will be considered.
  • The PwD candidates must have a disability certificate to apply under JEE Main Reservation.

How to Claim a Reservation?

The candidates who belong to the reserved categories must follow the below-mentioned steps to claim reservation as per the JEE Main 2021 reservation criteria:

  • The candidates must mention the category and fill it accurately in the JEE Main 2021 Application Form.
  • They must show the relevant and valid certificates for verification at the time of JEE Main Counselling.
  • Candidates failing to provide the required documents will not be given the privilege of reserved category. They will come under the unreserved category only.


What are the Clauses for Claiming the Reservation?

  • To claim the reserved seats, proper documents needed to be submitted at the time of admission.
  • Only those candidates will come under the reservation category whose documents have been issued from proper authorities and are in the mentioned format.
  • As soon as the JEE Main Result is announced, the list of the candidates under the JEE Main will also be notified.

JEE Main Reservation of Seats remains almost the same each year. This remains until and unless no major changes are introduced under the government reservation policies. The candidates will be notified in case of any changes in the reservation policies.


JEE Main 2021 Reservation FAQs

Ques. What are the important documents required for JEE Main Reservation 2021?

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020

Ans: Candidates must produce the following documents which are as follows:

  • Disability Certificate for PwD candidates
  • Domicile Certificate for Home state category candidates
  • Caste Certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format.
Ques. Which candidates can avail the advantage of the JEE Main Reservation criteria?

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020

Ans: The benefit of the JEE Main 2021 Reservation to seek admission to IITs/ NITs and CFTIs shall be rendered to only those tribes/ class/ caste who are enlisted under the prescribed list by GOI. Whereas, for candidates seeking admission in the respective states must adhere to the state policies. No documents like letters/ emails/ RTI cases/ court cases/ grievances regarding reservation criteria will be entertained by the JEE Main Secretariat/ NTA admission process.

Ques. Does JEE Main Reservation Category cover children/ grandchildren of ex-servicemen in NITs?

Last updated on September 10th, 2020

Ans: No, as per the guidelines prescribed under GOI, only candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, and PwD categories will be admitted to seats reserved for the relaxed criteria.

Ques. What is the minimum percentile required in Class XII for admission to IITs?

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020

Ans: Candidates must score a minimum percentile of 75% for GC and 65% marks for reserved categories in Class 12 board to get admission to IITs, NITs, and CFTIs.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021: Minimum Qualification, Number of Attempts, Age Limit, Subjects

Last updated on June 4th, 2021

NTA has officially released the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021 in its information brochure. Candidates must meet the basic JEE Main Eligibility Criteria before planning to apply for JEE Main 2021. JEE Main Eligibility Criteria consist of various conditions such as-

  • Educational qualification
  • Age limit,
  • Nationality,
  • Mandatory subjects in Class 12th or equivalent

Latest Update on JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021-

  • JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 4 sessions – February, March, April and May. Candidates can apply for all four sessions. Check exam dates
  • Now, candidates with only Class XII passing certificates will be able to apply for JEE Main.
  • Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, Education Minister of India, has announced that 75% eligibility criteria (top 20 percentile rule) is scrapped for JEE Main 2021.

JEE Main Counselling JEE Main Application Forms
Top GFTIs JEE Main Cut Off JEE Main Result

Detailed JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria (Updated)

The main criteria for JEE Main Eligibility 2021 are mentioned in the graphic below. Each criteria is also detailed in various heading below. Do note that JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria is different from JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021.

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria
JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Year of Qualifying Exam

  • JEE Main 2021 aspirants must have passed 12th or equivalent exam in 2019 or 2020
  • Candidates appearing for 12th boards (or equivalent) in 2021 are also eligible to apply for JEE Main.

Age Limit Criteria

  • JEE Main does not have any criteria for upper age limit
  • IITs have separate age limit criteria for admissions, which might affect overall JEE Advanced 2021 eligibility criteria.

Number of Attempts

  • JEE Main aspirants can attempt entrance exam for 3 consecutive years
  • NTA conducts JEE Main exam twice a year since 2019 and a candidate can appear for both exams.
  • Both attempts of JEE Main exam for a single academic year are considered as a single attempt for that year

Aggregate Marks in Qualifying Examination

This particular JEE Main Eligibility criterion is not considered for JEE Main 2021 exam due to COVID-19. The details below are applicable under regular circumstances:

  • General Category – 75% marks in aggregate
  • SC/ST/PWD Category – 65% marks in aggregate

Also Check Top NITs Accepting JEE Main Score

Combination of Subject(s) for JEE Main 2021 Eligibility

JEE Main 2021 eligibility criteria require all candidates to opt for 5 main subjects in the qualifying examination. Students with less than 5 subjects will be considered ineligible.

Compulsory subjects for the candidates taking JEE Main exam includes:

  • Paper 1 – B.Tech/B.E.
      • Physics
      • Mathematics
      • Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational Subject
  • Paper 2 – B.Arch.
      • Physics
      • Chemistry
      • Mathematics
  • Paper 3 – B.Planning
      • Mathematics

Major Changes in the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria changes as per the new guidelines include the following::

  • Valid ID Proof – All Indian JEE Main aspirants need to produce an Aadhar Card or any other valid ID to appear for the exam. NRI candidates must present a valid passport
  • Guidelines for Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, and Assam Applicants
    • Candidates from these states need to enter details like Passport Number, Ration Card, Bank Account Number or any other equivalent Govt. issued documents while filling JEE Main 2021 Application Form
    • Also, such candidates can select centres from these states only
  • Exemption of Class 12th marks – For JEE Main 2021, the percentage of 12th will not be included while calculating AIR
  • Admission to IITs/ NITs/ IIITs and CFTIs
    • One need to obtain a minimum of 75% marks in class 12th or rank under top 20 percentile by the respective board for admissions to these institutes
    • For SC/ST category, the minimum aggregate required is 65%

Note: Due to the current pandemic situation, the rule of minimum aggregate marks in 12th boards has been scrapped by CSAB. Read More

Eligibility for Admission to Participating NITs, IIITs, GFTIs via CSAB

  • CSAB is the regulatory body conducting admission counselling for NITs, IIITs, CFTIs
  • Admission via CSAB depends on All India Ranks of candidates
  • Candidates need to secure either minimum 75% marks in 10+2 exams or a place in Top 20 Percentile at 10+2 level
  • For the SC/ST category, the minimum aggregate required in 10+2 is 65%.

Note: CSAB has relaxed this rule for admission to NITs and other CFTIs. Please check the latest update.


Admission to NITs, IITs, CFTIs, SFIs or State Engineering Colleges

Authority Institute Program Eligibility Criteria
Central Seat Allocation Authority B.E/B.Tech/ B.Plan NITS, IIITs, CFTIs B.E/B.Tech/ B.Plan
  • 75% marks in 12th or Top 20% percentile in 12th
  • For SC/ST, 65% in 12th
Council of Architecture Institutes other than NITs, IIITs, CFTIs B.Arch 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics along with 50% aggregate in the qualifying exam


JEE Main 2021 Reservation

Of the total seats, few are reserved for candidates belonging to OBC, SC, ST, and PwD category as detailed below:

JEE Main 2020 Reservation
JEE Main 2021 Reservation

The allocation of seats is done as follows:

Category Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Non-Creamy Layer – Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) 27%
People with Disability (PwD) 5%
  • As per the verdict of Lok Sabha Bill in 2019, the constitution allows 10% reservation for EWS category.
  • Hence, now JEE Main 2021 reservation criteria also provide 10% EWS Reservation
  • The remaining seats after all other reservations will be considered as unreserved for the general category.

Check JEE Main Cut Off for Top NITs

State Code of Eligibility

For JEE Main exam, the state from which a candidate has passed the qualifying examination is considered as the state code of eligibility.

  • A candidate is given the quota under that particular state as a first preference during the allocation of seats in JEE Main Counselling.
  • State quota is only applicable for NITs and a few other state colleges.
  • State, where the candidate passed the qualifying examination, is the state code of eligibility and not the state of residence
  • If a candidate is appearing for improvement examinations, then the state code of eligibility will be the state from where the candidate has passed Class XII examination
  • In cases where Indian Nationals have passed 12th from Nepal/Bhutan, the state code of eligibility will be determined by the permanent address on the passport
  • For candidates who have passed/appeared in Class XII exams of NIOS, can select a state code of eligibility where the study centre is located

Qualifying Exams for JEE Main 2021

Aspirants appearing for JEE Main must have cleared the following in order to meet JEE Main eligibility criteria:

  • Class 12 or equivalent from a recognized Central or State board like ICSE, CBSE, CISCE, etc.
  • Intermediate or Pre-Degree Course exam or Pre-University Course under any recognized Board/University
  • H.S.C or any vocational examination
  • The final exam of the 2-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the NDA
  • Diploma of a minimum of 3 years recognized by AICTE or SBTE
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of 5 subjects
  • For admission to IITs, a candidate must complete the General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at Advanced level
  • Association of Indian Universities examination in India or any foreign country

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JEE Main 2021 – Eligibility Criteria For Improvement Exam

  • Improvement in one/two subjects – Candidate’s previous year’s top 20 percentile is taken into account and the aggregate will be calculated based on compulsory subjects
  • Improvement in all subjects – Candidate’s highest aggregate of both years is considered
  • In case a candidate is unable to secure the minimum required aggregate, he/she will be deemed ineligible

Documents Required for JEE Main 2021

The candidates need to produce the following documents at the time of taking JEE Main 2021 Exam:

  • Identity Card: JEE Main participants need to produce a valid ID proof like PAN Card, Driver’s Licence, Voter ID, Aadhaar Card etc.
  • Photograph and Signature
      • JEE Main application form requires Scanned copies of Signature and Photograph
      • Size of the photograph should be between 10 kb–200 kb
      • Permissible size of the signature must be between 4 kb–30 kb
      • Preferred dimensions for signature and photograph are 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm
      • The format acceptable is JPEG/JPG only
  • Educational Documents: Candidates need to produce 10th and 12th mark sheet and certificate at the time of JEE Main 2021 Counselling along with JEE Main Application Form

Note – Supreme Court ruled out that Aadhar is not mandatory for admission in educational institutes. Candidates can apply for JEE Main with any valid ID proofs.


What is JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Droppers?

  • JEE Main 2021 eligibility criteria apply to all candidates including droppers
  • To be eligible, dropouts need to fulfil the eligibility criteria for JEE Main exam
  • For admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, candidates need to secure a minimum score of 75% (65% for reserved category) or need to be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards
  • The droppers must have passed 12th examination in 2018 or 2019
  • JEE Main aspirants can take only three consecutive attempts
  • Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in their 12th class or qualifying exam, mandatory ones being Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria-FAQs

Ques: Is there any sort of relaxation in eligibility for women candidates?

Last updated on August 21st, 2020

Ans: No, the eligibility criterias for JEE Main exam is same for both boys and girls. Only exemptions are given to reserved category candidates like SC/ST or PWD candidates.

Ques: What is the minimum percentage required to appear for JEE Main 2020?

Last updated on August 21st, 2020

Ans: Usually, JEE Main exam requires a minimum of 75% for general category and 65% for reserved category in 12th class examination. However, this year NTA has discarded the percentage criteria and only the 12th pass certificate is required for registration.

Ques: Is there any age limit requirement for JEE exam?

Last updated on August 21st, 2020

Ans: For 2020 JEE Main exam, candidates need to qualify 12th in either 2018 or 2019. But as of now there is no upper age limit prescribed by NTA to appear for the examination.

JEE Main Result 2021 (Announced): Percentile, Toppers, Scorecard, Cut Off

Last updated on June 4th, 2021

JEE Main Result 2021 for the March session is released by NTA on 24th March 2021. NTA has released the JEE Main 2021 Final Answer Keys for all papers along with the candidate’s response sheets. The same can be downloaded from the official website.

NTA has recently released the JEE Main Result 2021 for Paper 2A and 2B i.e. B.Arch and B.Planning papers respectively (February session). Candidates can use the direct link below to download their scorecards.

  • Top 2,50,000 JEE Main 2021 candidates will be eligible for JEE Advanced.
  • 13 students have scored a perfect 100 percentile NTA score in the March session.
  • Bannuru Rohit Kumar Reddy of Telangana has bagged the 1st rank in JEE Main March 2021 session. Check Toppers’ Tips

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JEE Main 2021 Result: Important Dates

Given below are the important dates for JEE Main Result 2021-

Events Dates (March session)
JEE Main Exam Dates 16th to 18th March 2021
JEE Main Answer Key (Final) 23rd March
JEE Main Result 2021 24th March (Announced)
JEE Main Counselling Begins 1st Week of August (Tentative)
  • The final JEE Main Cut Off (qualifying) will be declared after compiling JEE Main Result 2021 scores of various sessions.
  • This will be done using the normalization process.
  • As a result, scores are adjusted depending upon the difficulty level of each paper.

JEE Main Result 2021 for February Session will be declared for Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) & Paper 2A (B.Arch) + Paper 2B (B.Planning) separately.

Download JEE Main Question Paper 2021 and Older Question Papers (With Solutions)

How to Check JEE Main 2021 Result?

To check your JEE Main Result 2021 for February session, candidates have to visit the official site and login with their details.

Direct Link 1 to Download JEE Main 2021 Scorecard (B.Arch & B.Planning included)
Direct Link 2 to Download JEE Main 2021 Scorecard

Steps to check the JEE Main Result 2021 and downloading the scorecard are mentioned below:

JEE Main 2021 Result Released

  • Now click on the “JEE (Main) 2021 (B.E./B.Tech.) Result – Link 1”.
  • Choose the examination session that the candidate appeared for i.e. February or March.
  • After that, enter the required details such as Application Number, Date of Birth.

Check JEE Main 2021 Result Here

  • Then, enter the security pin as given in the picture (varies).
  • Further, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Verify and Download JEE Main 2021 Result Scorecard.
  • Lastly, save it as a PDF file or take a print out of JEE Main 2021 Scorecard for future use.

Applicants check whether JEE Main 2021 Scorecard is correct. Furthermore, they should also match the same with their JEE Main Admit Card/Hall Ticket.

Details mentioned on JEE Main Scorecard

Following are the particulars display on the scorecard:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Mother’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Nationality
  • State
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Date of Birth of the applicant
  • Roll number of the applicant
  • Applicant’s photograph
  • Signature
  • Subject wise NTA scores
  • Total NTA Score
  • Cut Off to Qualify for JEE Advanced 2021

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Sample of JEE Main 2021 Result Scorecard

Given below is an image of the JEE Main Scorecard. The format of scorecard changes from year to year. The image below is from the JEE Main 2020 Result for September 2020 session.

Sample of NTA JEE Main 2020 Scorecard
JEE Main Score Card 2021

Scores of each examination are segregated in the JEE Main Result 2021 of JEE Main Scorecard. NTA explains how the NTA Score of a candidate is calculated. As visible in the image above, these scores are normalized according to relative performance and difficulty levels of the JEE Main examination.

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JEE Main Result 2021 Toppers List

The list of all the toppers and 100 NTA scorers is given below for various JEE Main 2021 sessions.

March 2021

Given below is the list of 13 toppers of JEE Main March 2021 Results (B.Tech)-

S.No. Application No. Candidates Name State Code Of Eligibility
1. 210310206278 Bannuru Rohit Kumar Reddy Telangana
2. 210310275149 Bratin Mondal West Bengal
3. 210310124509 Siddharth Kalra Delhi (Nct)
4. 210310195425 Kumar Satyadarshi Bihar
5. 210310192033 Mridul Agarwal Rajasthan
6. 210310145927 Ashwin Abraham Tamil Nadu
7. 210310232489 Atharva Abhijit Tambat Maharashtra
8. 210310101411 Bakshi Gargi Makarand Maharashtra
9. 210310179692 Madur Adarsh Reddy Telangana
10. 210310293897 Zenith Malhotra Rajasthan
11. 210310215185 Josyula Venkata Aditya Telangana
12. 210310077450 Rohit Kumar Rajasthan
13. 210310233490 Kavya Chopra Delhi (Nct)

February 2021

The list of 6 toppers who scored a full 100 percentile or NTA score in JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 (February session) is given below-

S. No Candidate Name State
1 Ranjim Prabal Das Delhi (NCT)
2 Anath Krishna Kidambi Gujarat
3 Siddhant Mukherjee Maharashtra
4 Guramrit Singh Chandigarh
5 Saket Jha Rajasthan
6 Pravar Kataria Delhi (NCT)

JEE Main Toppers List 2020

The list of 24 toppers who scored a full 100 percentile or NTA score in JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 (April / September session) is given below-

S. No Application No Candidate Name State
1 200310012227 Nisarg Chadha Gujarat
2 200310032843 Gurkirat Singh Delhi (NCT)
3 200310041891 Divyanshu Agarwal Haryana
4 200310065452 Landa Jitendra Andhra Pradesh
5 200310071309 Swayam Shashank Chube Maharashtra
6 200310120506 Nishant Agarwal Delhi (NCT)
7 200310145653 Y S S Narasimha Naidu Andhra Pradesh
8 200310151723 R Muhender Raj Rajasthan
9 200310166791 Parth Dwivedi Rajasthan
10 200310176112 Harshvardhan Agarwal Haryana
11 200310185804 Tushar Sethi Delhi (NCT)
12 200310226303 Vadapalli Arvind Narasimha Telangana
13 200310326138 Chirag Falor Delhi (NCT)
14 200310386279 Chagari Kaushal Kumar Reddy Telangana
15 200310404791 Thadavarthi Vishnu Sri Sai Sankar Andhra Pradesh
16 200310423914 Akhil Agrawal Rajasthan
17 200310436560 Akhil Jain Rajasthan
18 200310437355 Chukka Tanuja Telangana
19 200310504229 Shiva Krishna Sagi Telangana
20 200310566235 Deeti Yeshash Chandra Telangana
21 200310574091 Morreddigari Likhith Reddy Telangana
22 200310585775 Rachapalli Shashank Anirudh Telangana
23 200310594754 Rongala Arun Siddardha Telangana
24 200310713902 Laksh Gupta Delhi (NCT)


JEE Main 2021 Seat Matrix

JEE Main 2021 Seat Matrix shows the number of seats available from JEE Main towards NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. Other than this, seats are available in other private colleges as well. The Seat Matrix includes seats for all the institutions taking part in the Counselling Process of JEE Main 2021. Given below is an estimated data of JEE Main 2021 Seat Matrix based on the data of previous years.

Category Total Seats GFTIs IIITs NITs IITs
Open 19713 2898 1991 8897 5927
Open-PWD 962 146 91 442 283
SC 6391 796 663 2993 1939
SC-PWD 343 43 43 160 97
ST 395 459 340 1827 969
ST-PWD 197 21 14 108 54
OBC 10972 1061 1200 5212 3499
OBC – PWD 566 59 66 272 169
Total Seats 38704 5635 4449 17452 11168

How to calculate JEE Main 2021 Result?

The JEE Main Result 2021 is calculated in the form of a percentile NTA score for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and a combined score. The NTA scores are obtained by normalization. This is done using the raw score gained by the candidates. The following formula is used to obtain the NTA score-

Calculate JEE Main 2020 Result

The NTA scores of candidates in JEE Main exam will be used to compute the ranks. The AIR is affected directly by the scores obtained in Joint Entrance Exam i.e. higher the scores, better the rank in JEE Main. In case, two or more candidates score equal marks, then the tie-breaking rule or inter-se-merit will be applicable.

Normalization Procedure for JEE Main Result 2021

Various sets of JEE Main 2021 papers are designed for each shift. To maintain equivalence of scores, no two shifts have the same question repeating. However, the difficulty level of these papers from various sessions might not remain the same. Thus, a few candidates may ultimately attempt a relatively tougher set of questions when compared to other sets.

  • The candidates who attempt the comparatively difficult examination are likely to get lower marks as compared to those who attempt the easier one. To overcome such a situation, “Normalization procedure based on Percentile Score” will be used.
  • This is to ensure that candidates are neither at a benefit or a disadvantage because of the various difficulty levels of the examination. Thus, To bring asymmetry over the difficulty scale with context to the issues mentioned above, the Normalization Procedure will be used for JEE Main 2021.

How do top scorers benefit from Normalization Procedure?

The Percentile Score and NTA Score of a candidate is the same. But it might still be unclear how two candidates – one scoring 332 marks in a particular shift, while other scoring 346 marks in another shift – would have a full 100 NTA Score. Given below is an example of the same-

Suppose the examination was held on two days in two shifts. This will be calculated as 4 sessions.

Normalization Procedure Benefit

Now, in all these sessions, the highest raw scorer will always have the highest NTA Score i.e. 100. Consequently, 100% of candidates in that particular session have a score equal to or less than the highest scorer/topper for the particular session. Given below is a table for calculation of NTA scores (percentile) of toppers.

NTA Score Calculation

This shows that all the highest raw scores would be normalized to 100 Percentile Score for their respective session in JEE Main 2021 using the Normalization Procedure.

Tie-Breaking Rule for JEE Main 2021 Result

Tie-breaker rule is nothing but the criteria on which the candidate for higher rank will be selected if there is a tie or equivalence between marks of two candidates. Usually, this does not affect the rank or percentile of a candidate by huge degree. Given below are the rules for various Papers of JEE Main 2021.

JEE Main Paper 1 (B.Tech/B.E)

The NTA score of the following subjects are considered –

  • Mathematics: Candidate who gets more percentile score in Mathematics will be ranked higher
  • Physics: Candidate who gets more percentile score in Physics will be ranked higher
  • Chemistry: Candidate who gets more percentile score in Chemistry will be ranked higher
  • Date of Birth: The older candidate between the two will be ranked higher

Note: In case the tie still remains undetermined, the same rank is given to both the candidates.

JEE Main 2021 Paper 2A (B.Arch)

Let us see how the NTA scores in the following subjects are considered –

  • Mathematics: Candidate who scores higher marks in maths section will be given a higher rank
  • Aptitude Test: Candidate with a higher score in the aptitude test will be allotted a higher rank
  • Drawing Test: Candidate with higher scores in the drawing test will be allotted a higher rank
  • Less negative response: Candidates having lesser number of negative responses in the paper will be given a higher rank
  • Date of Birth: The older candidate will be ranked higher between the two

JEE Main 2021 Paper 2B (B.Planning)

Let us see how the NTA scores in the following subjects are considered:

  • Mathematics: Candidate who obtains higher marks in Mathematics section will be given a higher rank
  • Aptitude Test: If the tie remains, the candidate with a higher score in aptitude section will be given a higher rank
  • Planning Based Questions: If all rules above do not break the tie, then the candidate with higher marks in planning based questions will be given the higher rank
  • Less negative response: Candidate having less number of negative responses in the paper will be ranked higher
  • Date of Birth: The older candidate will be ranked higher between the two

JEE Main 2021 Marks Vs Rank

The following table depicts the approximate marks range for calculating the probable rank in JEE Main. The data given below is based on the old JEE Main Exam Pattern. For an analysis of this data, it is imperative to understand that the top 10 to 20 rankers of JEE Main usually score 40 to 50 marks below the maximum marks of the examination. It is also important to note that a rank of around 15,000 is considered good and will get you a percentile score of around 90 to 95%ile. Do remember that there are more than 11,00,000 applicants who appear for the JEE Main Examination.

Score Range Rank Range
285 – 300 1 – 100
275 – 284 100 – 200
260 – 274 200 – 500
250 – 259 500 – 100
240 – 249 1000 – 1500
220 – 239 1500 – 3500
200 – 219 3500 – 6000
180 – 199 6000 – 9500
150 – 180 9500 – 15000
120 – 149 15000 – 35000
<120 More than 35000

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JEE Main 2021 Answer Key

JEE Main 2021 Answer Keys will be released after the Computer-based exam. Answer Keys are different for different sets of papers. This is because the questions in various sets are jumbled up. Although the questions of all the sets in a particular shift might be indifferent. The JEE Main Answer Keys will be released at www.jeemain.nic.in.

  • The answer keys will be available online until the result is announced.
  • Also, those who are not satisfied with the captured response can challenge the JEE Main official answer keys along with the proof.
  • A fee of INR 1000 per question will be charged for challenging the answer keys. Also, the JAB’s/CBSE’s decision on the challenges will be final.

JEE Main 2021 Result: Rank Lists

  • A rank list will be set up according to the marks obtained by the candidate in the JEE Main examination.
  • It will be released independently for paper 1 as well as paper 2. Check JEE Main Exam Pattern
  • Admissions will be provided according to the rank achieved in the entrance test.
  • The tie-breaking rule will be applied in case two or more applicants get equal marks.

JEE Main 2021 Result: Qualifying Cut Off

JEE Main 2021 Cutoff will be based on the overall data finally released by the Counselling Authority for JEE Main 2021. Meanwhile, candidates can check the JEE Main Cutoff for previous years to understand the trend seat allotment at highest and lowest ranks under various JEE Main Rank Lists.

JEE Main Cut Off 2020

Category Cutoff for Paper 1
Common Rank List 89
General-EWS 78
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) 74
Scheduled Caste (SC) 54
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 44
PwD 0

JEE Main Cut Off 2019

Reservation Category JEE Main Cutoff for Paper 1
Common Rank List 89.7548849
General – EWS 78.2174869
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) 74.3166557
Scheduled Caste (SC) 54.0128155
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 44.3345172
PwD 0.1137173

What factors change the JEE Main Cutoff?

A large number of factors might be responsible for a change in JEE Main Cut off. Joint Seat Allocation Board has announced that class 12th marks will not be given weightage for calculating AIRs in JEE Main 2021 Exam. Although colleges might weigh the same under their admission criteria. On the other hand, major IITs do not take candidates below the minimum aggregate of around 90% in 12th boards due to high competition for seats in top courses of top IITs. The following factors play a vital role in determining the JEE Main Cutoff every year-

  • Total number of candidates appeared for the exam
  • Level of difficulty of the exam
  • Number of available seats
  • Overall performance of the candidate

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 (Available) – B.Tech/B.E., B.Arch, B.Planning Trends

Last updated on May 18th, 2021

JEE Main 2021 is scheduled to be conducted in 4 sessions in February, March, April and May. March session was conducted from 16th to 18th March 2021. JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 for B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning paper is being updated on this page as soon as the exam is conducted by NTA. Candidates can utilise the exam analysis to ensure the topics, weightage and difficulty level of papers to score even better in the exam.

Latest Updates:

  • JEE Main 2021 Session 2 commenced on 16th March.
  • NTA has introduced some changes in the JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021. Check Here
  • JEE Main Exam Dates 2021 for all sessions have been released. Read More
  • 75% minimum percentage or top 20 percentile eligibility criteria for JEE Main has been scrapped. Know More

Here, we have presented the JEE Main Paper Analysis for B.Tech / B.E, B.Arch and B.Planning papers for all shifts of 2021.

How Does JEE Main Paper Analysis Help Candidates? 

  • JEE Main Paper Analysis will help you understand the question patterns, difficulty levels, most asked topics etc which help the aspirants evaluate their performance.
  • The reaction from students and experts will provide a general idea of how results or cut-offs will be affected.
  • Moreover, the paper analysis also helps future aspirants to get an idea of the exam they are yet to face.

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JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 (March Session)

The second session of JEE Main 2021 i.e. March session is only being conducted for B.Tech/B.E. paper. It is being conducted from 16th to 18th March in separate shifts. Exam trends and analysis are given below for each shift-

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 16th March (Morning Shift)

  • As per the complete analysis, the exam difficulty was moderate.
  • Candidates felt that the exam during this shift was tougher than 1st shift of 24th February paper.
  • Physics had some good and important questions from Magnetism, Modern Physics, Resistance, Optics.
  • Chemistry was much easier. As usual, the pattern was very much similar to that of NCERT. Questions were fact-based and less numericals were asked.
  • Questions in mathematics were asked from Differential Calculus, Matrices, Probability. Few students found Maths section a little difficult.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 16th March (Evening Shift)

  • Overall question paper in the evening shift was moderate to difficult as reported by a lot of students.
  • Physics was considered toughest in this shift. Questions were asked from all topics of the syllabus.
  • Chemistry seemed much easier to score as it had some direct questions from NCERT books of class 11th and 12th.
  • Mathematics was also difficult for many students. Numerical value questions were lengthy and confusing.

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 (February Session)

The February session of JEE Main 2021 was conducted from 23rd to 26th February by NTA. We have provided the first reactions, exam analysis by experts and students here for each day and each shift.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 26th Feb (Morning Shift)

  • Maths was a bit difficult in the morning shift of JEE Main 2021. Questions were asked from Differential Equations, 3D Geometry, Algebra.
  • Physics was easy to moderate as per expert analysis. Weightage was given to some important topics like Modern Physics, Magnetism, Current Electricity.
  • Chemistry was also average. Much of the questions were similar to NCERT pattern. Questions were mostly factual with balanced weightage to Organic and Inorganic chemistry.
  • Overall level of difficulty for this shift was moderate. Students must have attempted at least 58+ questions for a good score.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 26th Feb (Afternoon Shift)

  • A lot of questions in this shift were similar to previous years.
  • Level of difficulty for Mathematics was moderate. Questions were asked from Differential Calculus, Vectors, Binomial.
  • Physics also had some tough questions from Electrostatics, Mechanics, Magnetism, Heat and Thermodynamics.
  • Chemistry paper had a balanced weightage from Class XI and XII topics. Most of them were NCERT Based and students found them easy.
  • Overall the question paper was easy to moderate.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 25th Feb (Morning Shift)

  • Morning shift had a lot of questions based on NCERT books. Questions had weightage from Class 11th syllabus as well.
  • Maths section had some tough questions from Integral Calculus, Probability, Matrices etc.
  • Physics was easy for most of the students.
  • Chemistry wasn’t too difficult either. Pattern was similar to that of the board exams.
  • A good attempt would be somewhat around 60 to 65 with an accuracy of 90% or above.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 25th Feb (Afternoon Shift)

  • Question Paper was moderate to difficult. Many found Physics more difficult than Mathematics.
  • Chemistry had major questions from Coordination Compounds and Chemical Bonds. A large number of questions were factual.
  • Mathematics had mixed reactions. Some said it was easy, some said it was very difficult.
  • Numerical value questions were easy to moderate.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 24th Feb (Morning Shift)

Morning shift was conducted from 9 AM to 12 PM. Initial reactions are given below-

  • The question paper was moderate to difficult as reported by students.
  • Physics questions were from Wave Optics, Modern Physics, Mechanics and Thermodynamics.
  • Chemistry was divided equally among Organic, Inorganic and Physical. However, Organic Chemistry had a higher weightage.
  • Mathematics section was time cumbersome. Questions were from Integral Calculus, Matrices, Probability.
  • A lot of students accepted that some questions were from exempted syllabus of CBSE.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 24th Feb (Afternoon Shift)

The afternoon shift was conducted from 3 PM to 6 PM. Major reactions from students and experts are given below-

  • The paper was easy to moderate for many students.
  • However, Maths and Physics were time-consuming.
  • Maths had some tough questions from Calculus, Trigonometry, Vectors.
  • Questions in Physics were mostly from Electromagnetism, Electrostatics and Rotational Motion, Thermodynamics.
  • Chemistry was much easier than previous years.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis – September Session

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 6th September (B.Tech / B.E.)

The analysis of first shift of Day 6 exam is given below:

  • Mathematics was pretty difficult this time with lengthy questions. Questions were asked from Calculus, Trigonometry, Algebra, 3D Geometry.
  • Chemistry was easy as always with major topics being the same as in yesterday’s shift – Chemical Bonding, Coordination Compounds.
  • The questions in chemistry were spread in an equivalent weightage.
  • Physics had some tricky and lengthy calculations.
  • Major topics asked in the Physics section were – Optics, Current Electricity, Thermodynamics, Magnetism and Electrostatics.
  • Students said the Physics section was moderate to difficult.
  • Overall, this shift was difficult for students.
  • A good attempt would be around 38 to 42 questions with 90% accuracy.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 5th September (B.Tech/B.E.)

Given below is the analysis of the 1st slot of Day 5 of JEE Main 2020 September session. According to students, this slot was moderate to difficult.

  • Mathematics had a diverse set of questions with moderate difficulty. Students had a mixed reaction as few said it was easy, while many said it was difficult.
  • Mathematics had questions from – Conic Sections, 3D Geometry, Calculus, Vectors, Integration, Coordinate Geometry etc.
  • Physics section continued to trouble the students as the section was again the toughest of all.
  • Questions from Physics were lengthy and needed a logical approach with conceptual knowledge.
  • Students were asked numerical questions in Physics which were mostly from Class 11th syllabus.
  • Chemistry was more inclined towards direct factual knowledge from NCERT. Questions were asked from Chemical Bonds and Coordination compounds.

Overall, a good attempt would be 40 – 42 questions with around 85% to 90% accuracy. This slot was overall moderate to difficult.


JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 4th Sept B.Tech/B.E.

The paper analysis of the first shift of 4th September as per the reviews by candidates is given below.

  • Students faced difficulty in the Mathematics section. The numerical value questions were lengthy according to many students.
  • Questions in this shift were similar to NTA Mock Tests on National Test Abhyas App.
  • Physics section was moderate. Few hard questions were from Rotational Dynamics.
  • Chemistry was easiest of all sections as per the trends in previous shifts. There were mostly fact-based questions, which were solvable quickly.
  • One question on molecular orbital theory was asked in Chemistry which many students faced difficulty in.
  • Overall the paper was moderate to difficult.
  • A good attempt in this shift would be around 42-45 questions. Read More

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 3rd Sept B.Tech/B.E. 

Students attended the first shift of Paper 1 on Day 3 from 9 AM to 12 PM. According to students, as well as experts, the exam was easier than the January 2020 session.

  • However, Mathematics was pretty tough and numericals were lengthy.
  • Chemistry was easy with fact-based questions mostly. They were quick and easy to solve.
  • Physics was a bit tricky and had long numerical questions similar to Maths.
  • Overall the paper was moderate to difficult for students.
Section Paper Analysis
Mathematics Easy – Moderate
Algebra, 3D Geometry, Calculus
Lengthy Numerical-Based Questions
Physics Moderate
AC Circuit, Thermodynamics, Mechanics
Tougher Numerical Questions than MCQs
Chemistry Moderate
Equivalent Weightage in Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
Electrochemistry, Chemical Bonding
Fact-based questions from NCERT

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 2nd Sept (Morning Shift) B.Tech/B.E.

The first shift of Day 2 of JEE Main 2020 was conducted from 9 AM to 12 PM. As obvious, B.E/B.Tech paper has 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

  • According to experts and students, the exam’s difficulty level was moderate to difficult.
  • Physics section was said to be trickiest with lengthy questions.
  • Maths and Chemistry were easier than expected by many students.
  • Many questions were directly from NCERT textbooks. This could also happen in the coming shifts of JEE Main 2020.
  • Candidates also said that more questions were from Class 12th Syllabus.
  • Questions in the Maths section were covered from almost all topics.
  • Chemistry was considered easiest by many. Questions were mostly theoretical.

Few students have tweeted that social distancing was not followed after exiting the exam halls.


JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 2nd Sept (Afternoon Shift) B.Tech/B.E.

Given below are the first reactions from students for the 2nd shift of JEE Main on 2nd September.

  • Students said that Mathematics was toughest among all three sections.
  • 12 questions in Maths were from Class 11th syllabus and 13 questions were from syllabus of Class 12th.
  • Questions were asked from Vectors, Coordinate Geometry, Algebra.
  • The Chemistry section was easiest of all. Students faced questions directly from NCERT.
  • Organic, Inorganic and Physical chemistry had an equivalent weightage in the Chemistry section.
  • Many students said that the second shift was time-consuming. Quite a few students were not able to complete the exam according to their strategy.
  • Physics was easier than the questions asked in the first shift. Major topics asked were Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Optics.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 1st Sept (Morning Shift) B.Arch

NTA has successfully conducted the morning shift of JEE Main Day 1 (September 1) with B.Arch and B.Planning papers. The candidates reported that all COVID-19 Safety Protocols were followed outside and inside the exam halls. The students’ reaction is given below-

  • Mathematics section was said to be the toughest. Drawing and Aptitude sections were considerably easier.
  • Hyperbola, 3-D Geometry were the main topics in the Mathematics section of JEE Main 2020.
  • Numerical value-based questions were said to be longer than ones that were in JEE Main B.Arch January session.
  • Aptitude section consisted of questions from patterns and sequences.
  • The Planning-based section had few questions of general knowledge too.
  • Almost 90% of the questions were from 11th and 12th syllabus only.
  • Under the Drawing section, students have to work on a ‘Highway Scene’ or ‘Portrait of your favourite teacher’.
  • There was also a question regarding creating something ‘Aesthetic using rectangles’.


JEE Main 2020: 1st Sept (Afternoon Shift) B.Arch and B.Planning Paper Analysis

  • NTA conducted afternoon shift from 3 PM to 6 PM
  • Difficulty level of the afternoon shift question paper was easy to moderate.
  • The section of drawing had easy questions compared to morning shift. Questions were asked to draw composition out of shapes, or top and front view of a building.
  • Mathematics section had questions from calculus (integration and differentiation), matrices and functions.
  • B.Planning mathematics was much easier than B.Arch
  • Many students said that the Aptitude section was easiest of all.
  • General Affairs questions were also asked in the Planning-based section.

JEE Main 2020: Paper 1 Analysis (January Session)

The difficulty level of the JEE Main Paper 1 was similar for all shifts.

  • According to most candidates, the Physics section was the toughest.
  • For most of the students, Chemistry was the easiest part.
  • NCERT exercises dominated the Chemistry portion proving to be beneficial for most aspirants.
  • The Mathematics section had easy questions but they were time-taking.
  • This segment was very lengthy and many candidates found it tough to attempt all the questions
  • At least 90 minutes was needed to be able to solve all the problems in the Maths section only.

JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Details

Subject-wise distribution of Questions, Total number of questions and marks:-

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics 20 MCQ + 5 numerical value 100
Physics 20 MCQ + 5 numerical value 100
Chemistry 20 MCQ + 5 numerical value 100
Total 75 300

JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Analysis – 9 January (Shift 1)

  • Physics section was the toughest for most of the candidates. There were many calculative problems and formula-based questions.
  • Further, in this part, the most dominating units were – thermodynamics, resistance and fluids, etc. Few questions were from optics.
  • Mathematics was easier to solve. However, many candidates found questions to be lengthy. Therefore, it was a little difficult to solve them within the given time.
  • In this section, about 5 questions were on Calculus. Few questions were asked on Trigonometry, Algebra, Continuity and Differentiability too.
  • NCERT syllabus dominated Chemistry. However, few problems were tricky and students found it difficult to answer.
  • The Chemistry section covered topics like coordination compounds.
  • Moreover, the overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. Students found that almost equal weightage was given on the syllabus of standard XI and XII.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 10 40 15 60 40% 60%
Maths 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Physics 14 56 11 44 56% 44%
Grand Total 36 144 39 156 48.00% 52.00%

Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 6 24 12 48 7 28
Maths 7 28 13 52 5 20
Physics 11 44 10 40 4 16
Grand Total 24 96 35 140 16 64

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JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Analysis – January 9 (Afternoon Shift)

  • Chemistry in this shift was the easiest section. Many questions on organic chemistry were directly from NCERT exercises.
  • The division covered topics like Markovnikov reaction, Anti-Markovnikov reaction, Ideal gas equations, Thermal Expansion, etc. There were more questions from inorganic chemistry than organic chemistry.
  • The difficulty level of the Mathematics section was moderate to easy. Higher weightage was given to the syllabus of Standard XII in this section.
  • Chapters like Vector and 3D, Probability and AP dominated the Mathematics section.
  • The Numerical value problems were easier. Students with clear conceptual knowledge could solve them easily.
  • Physics section covered questions from chapters like Centre of Mass and Inertia.
  • Physics was the toughest portion and more weightage was given on the syllabus of Standard XI.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Maths 13 52 12 48 52% 48%
Physics 13 52 12 48 52% 48%
Grand Total 37 148 38 152 49.33% 50.67%

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 6 24 12 48 7 28
Maths 7 28 13 52 5 20
Physics 11 44 10 40 4 16
Grand Total 24 96 35 140 16 64

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JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis – January 8, 2020 (Morning Shift)

  • The paper was of moderate to difficult level. Physics and Chemistry were tougher than the Mathematics section.
  • Although the mathematics segment was more time-consuming than the other two sections, numerical value questions were easy to solve.
  • Furthermore, the questions covered the syllabus of both Standard XI and XII. Few students found more questions from Standard XII, especially in the Physics division.
  • Chemistry JEE Main questions were quite difficult, which came as a surprise to many candidates. Many questions were from Inorganic Chemistry, a pattern that was unexpected for many candidates.
  • Some important topics covered in the Chemistry section are – Environmental Chemistry (greenhouse gases), Ionization enthalpy, etc.
  • Physics section covered questions on ray optics and waves.
  • Mathematics portion covered problems from AP, Matrix and Determinants, Parabola, Calculus, Vectors and 3D etc.


JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Maths 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Physics 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Grand Total 35 140 40 160 46.67% 53.33%

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 9 36 13 52 3 12
Maths 9 36 11 44 5 20
Physics 22 88 2 8 1 4
Grand Total 40 160 26 104 9 36

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JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis – January 8, 2020 (Afternoon Shift)

  • In this shift, Chemistry was the easiest to solve. However, Physics was the toughest. The overall difficulty level was moderate.
  • Although Mathematics was solvable, the questions were very time-consuming.
  • Most of the questions in the Chemistry section were asked from NCERT syllabus. This made the paper easier and was a relief for most candidates.
  • The Mathematics section consisted of more questions from the Standard XI syllabus.
  • Most of the candidates found the numerical value questions to be easy and solvable.
  • Electromagnetism was the most dominant topic in the Physics section.
  • In the Chemistry section, organic chemistry was one of the major topics.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 8 32 17 68 32% 68%
Maths 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Physics 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Grand Total 31 124 44 176 41.33% 58.67%

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 12 48 9 36 4 16
Maths 7 28 15 60 3 12
Physics 13 52 9 36 3 12
Grand Total 32 128 33 132 10 40

Jan 8 afternoon shift analysisJan 8 afternoon shift analysis

JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis – January 7, 2020 (Morning Shift)

  • Physics was the toughest section, according to many candidates. However, Chemistry was easier than in previous years. Most of the questions from Chemistry were covered by the NCERT syllabus.
  • Numerical value questions were tricky for some candidates, while some found them to be moderately difficult.
  • Mathematics appeared lengthy and difficult for many candidates.
  • Some notable chapters covered in the Chemistry segment were – quantum numbers, chemical bonds, organic compounds, etc. Answering about 17 to 20 questions could be a good attempt.
  • Important portions covered in the Mathematics fragment were – parabola, quadratic equation, probability, permutation-combination, calculus, etc. All problems were of moderate to difficult level. A good attempt is 13 to 17 questions.
  • Some mentionable topics covered in the Physics section were – wave optics, projectile, magnetic field, resistance, modern physics, etc. This part was a little calculative and many students found it difficult. The number of good attempts is 14 to 17 questions.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Maths 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Physics 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Grand Total 31 124 44 176 45.33% 54.67%

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 10 40 11 44 4 16
Maths 13 52 10 40 2 8
Physics 16 64 7 28 2 8
Grand Total 39 156 28 112 8 32

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JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis – January 7, 2020 (Afternoon Shift)

  • Similar to the morning shift, Chemistry was the easiest section, while Physics and Mathematics were tougher.
  • Mathematics section covered mainly from the syllabus of Standard XII.
  • Numerical questions in the Mathematics section were lengthy. As a result, many candidates found it difficult to complete them in the allotted time. However, numerical value questions in Chemistry were quite easy and students can expect to score if correctly answered.
  • Mathematics section had about 4-5 questions from Integration and Probability that were easier to solve.
  • In the Chemistry section, more questions were on Organic Chemistry than Inorganic Chemistry.
  • The Physics section had a considerable number of questions from Newton’s Law of Cooling and Thermodynamics.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Maths 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Physics 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Grand Total 31 124 44 176 46.67% 53.33%

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 4 16 13 52 8 32
Maths 5 20 14 56 6 24
Physics 13 52 8 32 4 16
Grand Total 22 88 35 140 18 72

Jan 7 afternoon shift analysisJan 7 afternoon shift analysis

JEE Main 2020 Analysis Resonance (PDFs)

Resonance Institute has provided detailed Paper Analysis of JEE Main 2020 January Session for B.E/B.Tech Paper. Candidates can download the PDFs from the links below.

Date Shift 1 (Morning) Shift 2 (Afternoon)
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JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 Analysis (January Session)

NTA conducted JEE Main Paper 2 exam on January 6. JEE Main Paper 2 is the entrance exam for admission to B.Arch courses at various government universities. The exams were conducted in two sessions, the forenoon session and the afternoon session.

In this article, we have provided a detailed analysis of the papers in both sessions so that students can get a better understanding of the exam.


Student’s Reaction (JEE Main 2020)

  • The papers in both the sessions were moderate to easy in their difficulty level.
  • Second, questions were trickier rather than difficult.
  • More questions were asked from the 11th standard syllabus.
  • Lastly, numerical answer based questions are more challenging, said some candidates.

As usual, the B.Arch paper was subdivided into three sections – aptitude, mathematics and drawing.

Aptitude Section

In the aptitude section, students were tested on their mental ability rather than theoretical knowledge. There were questions regarding

  • 3D images
  • Symmetry between figures
  • viewing of building structures from the top

Mathematics Section

In the mathematics section, questions were asked from

  • Coordinate geometry
  • Calculus
  • Set theory
  • Probability

Some students said that they found solving the numerical value questions more challenging than other questions. Since the questions in this section were a bit tricky, many students found this to be the most difficult section of the paper.

Drawing Section

The third and last section is the drawing section. This section tests the creativity and artistic skill of students. The drawing section contains 100 marks. Students were asked to draw a gymnast and make a composition out of cylinders.

JEE Main 2020 Paper 3 Analysis (January Session)

The JEE Main paper 3 is the official entrance exam conducted by the NTA for admission to B.Planning courses. The exam was conducted on January 6, 2020, at 327 JEE Main Exam Centers spread around the country.

The paper was subdivided into three subsections

  • Mathematics- Part 1
  • Aptitude test- Part 2
  • Planning based objective type questions- Part 3.

The total time limit for the exam was three hours.


Student’s Reaction (JEE Main 2020)

Mathematics Section

  • Following in the trend of the shift 1 exam, students found the questions in the mathematics section to be the most difficult.
  • Questions mostly tested the fundamental knowledge of the students and no advanced level questions were asked as such.
  • Most questions in the mathematics section were asked from the class 11 syllabus.
  • Students were tested on their knowledge in
    • Probability
    • Conic sections
    • Set theory
    • Calculus
    • Coordinate geometry

An example of the questions in the mathematics section would be, “The vector equations of the sides of a parallel pipe is given along with its volume, find the coordinates of the vector equations of the sides.”

Objective Type Planning Section 

  • Students also said that they found the objective type planning section questions quick to solve but required factual knowledge rather than conceptual.
  • In this section, they were asked general knowledge questions, such as who is the architect of the LIC buildings.
  • Ministers and government-related questions were also asked.

Aptitude Section 

  • The aptitude section was of easy to moderate difficulty level.
  • Questions such as, what will be the side view of a building, if its top view is given or vice versa, were asked here.
  • The questions in the drawing section were considered easy by most students, however, it was a bit time-consuming.

Both paper 2 and paper 3 were conducted in the CBT (computer-based test) mode. Although, the drawing questions were attempted on paper. In general, students have reacted positively to the ambience in the exam halls. The centers were peaceful and no technical glitches occurred as such.

The marking scheme is the same for all three paper types (B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning).

  • For every correct answer, the student will be awarded 4 marks
  • The candidate will lose 1 mark for an incorrect answer.
  • Choosing multiple answers on the MCQ is treated as a wrong answer and marks will get deducted
  • There is no negative marking in the numerical type questions.

Students are encouraged to attempt previous year question papers and also refer to the JEE Main Answer Key. This will not only strengthen their fundamental knowledge but also give them a clear idea about the pattern and difficulty level of these competitive exams.


JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis Chapter Wise Weightage

JEE Main is one of the toughest papers and chapter wise preparation would be a smart decision. The chapter-wise analysis helps you to cover all the topics. Apart from that knowing chapter wise weightage helps students to intent wisely. JEE Main 2021 subject wise analysis will be updated here after the exam is conducted. However, inspecting previous year papers furnish students with likely important topics. So you can check the analysis of the JEE Main 2020 January paper by experts to know chapter wise weightage from each section.

JEE Main 2020 Analysis Chapter Wise Weightage is tabulated below for each section:

Physics section

Chapter Weightage 
Electrostatics 3.33%
Current Electricity 6.67%
Alternating Current 6.67%
KTG & Thermodynamics 6.67%
SHM 3.33%
Sound Waves 3.33%
Elasticity 3.33%
Wave Optics 6.67%
Error 3.33%
Circular Motion 3.33%
Electromagnetic Waves 3.33%
Semiconductors 3.33%
Communication System 3.33%
Kinematics 6.67%
Work Power Energy 6.67%
Laws of motion 3.33%
Centre Of Mass 6.67%


Chemistry Section

Physical Chemistry Chapter

Chapter weightage
Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry 7.40%
Atomic Structure 10.50%
Equilibrium 10.50%
Surface Chemistry 17.90%
States of Matter 23.20%
Redox reactions and Electrochemistry 8.40%
Chemical Kinetics 10.50%

Inorganic Chemistry Chapter

Chapter Weightage
General principles and process of isolation of metals 21.80%
Coordination compounds 14.90%
Environmental Chemistry 1.67%
Hydrogen and s-Block elements 12.90%
p-Block elements 16.80%
D- and f- Block elements 24.70%

Organic Chemistry Chapter

Chapter Weightage
Hydrocarbons 6.33%
Polymers and Biomolecules 5.67%

Mathematics Section

Chapter Weightage
Coordinate Geometry 17%
Differential Calculus 17%
Integral Calculus 14%
Matrices and Determinants 7%
Sequence and Series 7%
Trigonometry 7%
Quadratic Equation 3%
Probability 3%
Permutation and Combination 3%
Mathematical Reasoning 3%
Statistics 3%
Algebra 3%
Binomial Theorem 3%
Complex Numbers 3%

JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis – Paper 1

According to the analysis, the JEE Main paper for 2019 was moderately difficult.

Physics Section

  • It was the toughest section of the entire paper.
  • The section consisted of tricky questions that required logical and reasoning skills.
  • The section consisted of 30 questions.
  • 13 questions were from electromagnetism, 8 from mechanics 2 from modern physics, 3 from optics, 3 from thermodynamics,1 from SHM and Waves.
  • On a scale of difficulty, 10 questions were quite easy, 17 were moderate and 3 questions were difficult.
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electromagnetics Induction; AC 1 4
Solids and Fluids 1 4
Waves 1 4
Work, Power and Energy 1 4
Gravitation 1 4
Simple Harmonic Motion 1 4
Unit, Dimension and Vector 1 4
Kinematics 1 4
Laws of motion 1 4
Centre Of Mass, Impulse and Momentum 1 4
Rotation 1 4
Magnetics 2 8
Heat and Thermodynamics 3 12
Current Electricity 3 12
Electrostatics 3 12
Optics 3 12
Modern Physics 5 20
Total 30 120


Chemistry Section

  • This section was considered the easiest among all the three sections.
  • Equal weightage was given to all the three sections – Physical, organic and inorganic.
  • Looking from a different perspective, the section had more questions from the class 12 syllabus.
  • There were 12 questions from physical chemistry, 10 from organic chemistry and 8 from inorganic chemistry.
  • Out of these, 11 questions were quite easy, 16 on a moderate level and 3 were a little tricky but doable.
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electrochemistry 1 4
General Organic Chemistry 1 4
Stereochemistry 1 4
Carbohydrates, amino acid and Polymers 1 4
Alkyl Halides 1 4
Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives 1 4
Aromatic Compounds 1 4
Redox Reaction 1 4
Mole Concept 1 4
Solution and Colligative Properties 1 4
Hydrocarbon 1 4
Chemical Kinetics 1 4
Solid-State And Surface Chemistry 2 8
Thermodynamics And Gaseous State 2 8
Chemical Bonding 2 8
Chemical And Ionic Equilibrium 2 8
Atomic Structure 2 8
Nuclear Chemistry And Environment 2 8
The periodic table and Representative Elements 3 12
Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry 3 12
Total 30 120

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Mathematics Section

  • The questions asked in this segment were moderately difficult.
  • Second, a few candidates stated that there were few calculations in the exam that took a little bit longer.
  • Furthermore, there were 9 questions from algebra, 8 from coordinate geometry, 9 from calculus and 4 were based on probability, mathematical reasoning and statistics.
  • 13 questions were fairly easy, 13 were on a moderate level and 4 questions were difficult.
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Sets, Relation and Function 1 4
Sequences and Series 1 4
Binomial Theorem and Its Application 1 4
Differential Equation 1 4
Differential Calculus 1 4
Permutations and Combinations 1 4
Trigonometry 1 4
Mathematical Reasoning 1 4
Statics and Dynamics 1 4
Statistics and Probability 2 8
Matrices and Determinants 2 8
Vector Algebra 2 8
Three Dimensional Geometry 2 8
Complex numbers and Quadratic Equation 2 8
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability 3 12
Integral Calculus 3 12
Coordinate Geometry 5 20
Total 30 120


JEE Main 2019 Important Chapters That Were Covered

In JEE 2019, there were 20 chapters belonging to maths, physics and chemistry syllabus that were mostly covered in all the 8 different question papers. Some of these chapters are important and have been appearing in most of the exams.

Solutions and Colligative Properties
Chemical Thermodynamics
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals (Metallurgy)
Nuclear and Surface Chemistry
Practical and Environmental Chemistry
Indefinite Integration
Definite Integration
Complex Numbers
Matrices and Determinants
Three Dimensional Geometrical System
Point and Straight Line
Binomial Theorem
Application of Derivatives
Ray Optics
Current Electricity
Photoelectric Effect and Electromagnetic Waves


JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis – Paper 2

Mathematics and General Aptitude portion of JEE Main Paper 2 were conducted in computer-based mode and Drawing test in pen and paper-based mode.

Mathematics Section

  • The questions were quite difficult in the mathematics part.
  • Most of the questions were based on calculus.
  • The questions in the April section and January session displayed no similarity.

General Aptitude Section

  • This part comprised a lot of tricky questions.
  • The questions were based on topics such as 3D objects and shapes.
  • Questions were General Knowledge-based too.
  • Candidates were also asked about the location of architectural importance and the full form of important words.
  • The entire division comprised fifty questions in 4 marks.

Drawing Section

  • This section consisted of easy questions.
  • The questions were lengthy and very time-consuming.
  • The section consisted of 3 questions of 70 marks.
  • The questions were basically designed to test the creativity and drawing skills of the students.

JEE Main 2018 Paper Analysis

JEE Main was conducted in online and offline mode. It was held in two shifts in India and abroad on April 8 (pen and paper-based) and April 15 and 16 (computer-based) respectively. The exam was conducted across 258 centers and approximately 10.5 lakhs aspirants appeared for the examination. The paper analysis will help to understand the exam pattern. Check the Paper analysis for Paper 1:

  • JEE Main 2018 Paper was tougher than JEE Main 2017.
  • The Physics segment was the most difficult to crack. Students faced a lot of difficulties while solving this section.
  • A lot of questions in Physics were asked from Electrodynamics and Mechanics.
  • However, the Chemistry fragment was the easiest. The questions were straightforward and easy to solve. The students did not have to go out of their way to solve these questions.
  • While some students claimed that the maths section was moderately difficult, others were of the opinion it was tough and lengthy.
  • The ratio of problems asked from class 11 and 12 syllabi were unevenly distributed. The concentration of questions asked from class 11 paper was higher than class 12.
  • Topics that were found easy: Integration, Conic Sections, Semiconductor, Optics.

On the exam day, at the JEE Main exam centers, metal detectors were set up to ensure that the candidates were not carrying any prohibited materials. The candidates were even asked to remove their belt and shoes.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

In the following section, students will be able to get an analysis of the paper on the basis of different categories.

Distribution based on Difficulty

Levels Physics Chemistry Mathematics
Difficult 6 Questions 3 Questions 3 Questions
Moderate 20 Questions 17 Questions 14 Questions
Easy 4 Questions 10 Questions 13 Questions
Total 30 Questions 30 Questions 30 Questions


Class-wise Marks Distribution

The ratio of questions asked from class 11 and 12 syllabi was unevenly distributed. The concentration of questions asked from class 11 paper was higher than class 12.


Class Total Questions Topics
11 17 Magnetism, Solutions, Electromagnetic Induction, Magnetic Effects of Current, Electronic Devices
12 13 Motion in a plane, Kinematics, Friction, Gravitation, Surface Tension


Class Total Questions Topics
11 14 Electrochemistry, Solutions, Solid State, Biomolecules, Chemistry in Everyday Life
12 16 Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Bonding, Hydrocarbons, P-block Elements


Class Total Questions Topics
11 10 Differential Equations, 3D Geometry, Application of Integration, Matrices, Inverse trigonometry
12 20 Statistics, Quadratic Equations, Trigonometry, Sequences, and Series, Permutations and Combinations

Topic-wise Marks Distribution

The topics-wise marks distribution is as follows:


Unit Marks
Mechanics 44
Electrodynamics 48
Thermodynamics 8
Optics 8
Modern and Nuclear Physics 12
Total 120


Unit Marks
Physical Chemistry 48
Inorganic Chemistry 28
Organic Chemistry 44
Total 120


Unit Marks
Calculus 28
Algebra 56
Conics 16
Trigonometry 8
Vector Algebra 12
Total 120

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JEE Main Trend Analysis: Chapter-wise analysis of past 6 years

This section will cater to the trend of the chapter-wise distribution of the questions over the years. Let us check the JEE Main Paper Analysis of Last 6 years.


Topic 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Units, Dimensions, Errors and Experiments 2 1 2 1 1 1
Kinematics 1 1 0 1 2 1
Newtons’ Law of Friction 1 1 0 1 1 1
Work, Power and Energy 1 0 2 1 1 1
System of Particles 1 2 1 0 0 1
Gravitation, Rotational Mechanics 2 2 2 3 2 1
Properties of Matter 4 1 0 1 1 1
SHM, Oscillations 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mechanical Waves and Sound 1 1 2 0 1 1
Ray Optics and Wave Optics 3 3 3 3 2 3
Heat and Thermodynamics 2 3 3 4 2 4
Electrostatics 2 3 2 2 3 3
Current Electricity 1 2 2 4 3 2
Magnetism, Magnetic effects of current 2 3 2 1 2 2
EMI, AC and EM waves and Communication 3 4 3 2 2 3
Modern Physics 3 2 5 5 5 4
Total Questions 30 30 30 30 30 30


Topic 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Atomic Structure and Classification 2 2 1 2 1 2
Chemical Bonding 2 1 1 1 2 2
Stoichiometry 0 1 1 2 1 1
States of Matter 3 1 1 1 2 3
Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium 0 1 1 1 4 2
Chemical Kinetics and Nuclear Chemistry 1 1 1 1 1 1
Chemical Thermodynamics 1 1 1 2 1 1
Solutions 1 1 1 1 1 1
Electrochemistry 3 1 1 1 1 1
General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group I 3 3 6 3 3 3
General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group II 3 2 0 4 4 1
General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group III 2 1 1 2 1 2
Chemistry of Representative Elements 5 7 6 4 4 4
Transition Elements 1 3 2 1 1 1
Coordination Compounds and Organometallics 1 1 2 1 2 2
Surface Chemistry 0 0 1 1 1 1
Biomolecules 2 3 3 2 1 2
Total Questions 30 30 30 30 30 30


Topic 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Sets, Relations and Functions 2 1 1 1 1 1
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability 1 3 2 2 2 3
Application of Derivatives 2 1 2 2 1 1
Indefinite and Definite Integrals and Area Under the Curve 3 3 3 3 3 3
Cartesian coordinates and Straight Line 2 2 1 1 1 3
Circles 1 1 2 1 1 1
Conics 2 2 2 2 3 1
Quadratic Equations, Inequalities and Progressions 4 3 3 3 3 1
Complex numbers 1 1 1 1 1 1
Binomial Theorem, Exponential and Logarithmic Series 1 1 1 1 1 1
Permutation and Combination 0 1 1 1 1 1
Probability 1 1 1 3 1 1
Vectors 1 1 1 1 1 2
3-D Coordinate Geometry 2 2 2 2 2 2
Differential Equations and Properties of Triangles 1 1 1 1 1 1
Trigonometry and Inverse Circular Function 1 1 1 1 2 1
Heights and Distances 1 1 1 1 1 1
Matrices and Determinants 2 2 2 2 2 2
Mathematical Logic 1 1 1 1 1 1
Statics and Dynamics 0 0 0 0 0 1
Statistics 1 1 1 0 1 1
Total Questions 30 30 30 30 30 30


Importance of JEE Main Paper Analysis

JEE Main Paper Analysis gives you an insight about several things in the paper. These include

  • Comprehending the difficulty of each of the papers and the overall difficulty level.
  • The nature of questions, whether they were easy, tricky, difficult, conceptual and more.
  • Further, you will get to know about the number of questions.
  • The chapters from which the questions were asked.
  • Weightage of marks.
  • Subject-wise Analysis.
  • Lastly, marks allotted to each question and each section.

Recent Changes in JEE Main Exam

There are a few changes made in JEE Main Examination. They are:

  • NTA conducts the exam in 4 sessions. The exam will be held in February, March, April and March.
  • Candidates can sit for all the sessions. Only the best score will be taken into consideration.
  • The exam will be conducted in 13 regional languages.
  • There will be 30 questions and you will be required to answer 25 out of them. These 25 questions will comprise 20 MCQs and 5 numerical questions.
  • All the three subjects, i.e, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry will be given equal weightage. Each question of each section will carry 4 marks. For every MCQ answered incorrectly, one mark will be deducted. There is no negative marking for numerical-based questions.
  • Maths and Aptitude Tests will be common for both B.Arch and B.Plan Papers. B.Planning aspirants will have to solve a paper of 25 multiple choice questions on planning. Arch aspirants will have to sit for a Drawing test.
  • The drawing test will be of 100 marks and will consist of only 2 questions instead of 3. The B.Arch Paper will consist of 77 questions instead of 81.
  • B. Planning paper will carry 100 questions of 4 marks each.
  • The B.Planning exam will be held separately. According to its exam pattern, it will have three sections⁠—I, II, III. It will be Mathematics and the Aptitude test (similar to B.Arch), and Planning (multiple-choice questions).
  • As the number of negative responses in the exam will be lower, students will have a better chance of securing a rank.
  • The intention of holding the exam 4 times a year is to encourage more and more students to take the exam. It will also enable the students to understand the exam pattern in the first session and score better in the next one.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques. What type of questions are asked in JEE Main?

Last updated on February 1st, 2021

Ans. Questions asked in JEE Main are mostly multiple-choice questions. According to the new pattern, Paper 1 will now have 5 numerical based questions in each section. Candidates will not be marked negatively for these numerical based questions. Although, 1 mark will be deducted if they answer a multiple-choice question incorrectly.

Ques. What is the mode of exam for JEE Main 2021?

Last updated on February 1st, 2021

Answer: JEE Main 2021 will be conducted as a Computer Based Test in online mode.

Ques. Is there negative marking for numerical questions in JEE Main 2021?

Last updated on February 1st, 2021

Answer: No, there is no negative marking for numerical questions.

Ques. Can I appear for JEE Main 2021 in any language other than English and Hindi?

Last updated on February 1st, 2021

Answer: Yes, JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 13 regional languages. You can opt for any language as per your convenience.