Last updated on January 15th, 2021 at 06:25 pm
NTA has revised the JEE Main Exam Pattern from 2021 onwards. A new paper for B.Planning was introduced in 2020 so JEE Main 2021 will also be conducted over 3 papers –
 B.E/B.Tech – Paper 1
 B. Arch – Paper 2A
 B. Planning – Paper 2B
Aspirants can view JEE Main 2020 April / September Paper Analysis to know about the questions and paper structure. Students are also advised to go through the syllabus for JEE Main 2021.
Latest Update on JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern:
 As per latest exam pattern, candidates will now have 10 numericals in each subject, out of which, only 5 must be attempted. Total questions in Paper 1 (B.E. / B.Tech) are now increased to 90, but candidates need to attempt only 75 questions.
 JEE Main Exam Dates and Application Forms 2021 are out. Candidates can apply for the exam till 16th January 2021.
 JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 4 sessions – February, March, April and May 2021. Session 1 will be conducted from 22 – 26th February 2021.
 Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal said that questions will be framed in a way to cover the syllabus of boards which have reduced Class XII syllabus as well as those which haven’t reduced the syllabus.
The details below explain JEE Main exam pattern, marking scheme, sectionwise distribution of questions etc.
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 (Updated)
With 2021, few new changes were introduced in paper pattern. Those sections, which have Numerical value questions, will now have 10 questions. This will be applicable for all 3 papers.
Paper 1 – B.E. / B.Tech Paper Pattern
Subject  Section A  Section B  Marks 
Mathematics  20*  10*  100 
Physics  20*  10*  100 
Chemistry  20*  10*  100 
Total  60  30  300 
Note: In Section B (Numerical value), candidates are required to attempt any 5 questions out of 10.
Marking Scheme
Marking Scheme for MCQs (Section A)  Correct Answer  Four marks (+4) 
Incorrect Answer  Minus one mark (1)  
Unanswered / Marked for Review  No mark (0)  
Marking Scheme for Numerical value questions (Section B)  Correct Answer  Four marks (+4) 
Incorrect Answer  No mark (0)  
Unanswered / Marked for Review  No mark (0) 
With a reduction of around 30% syllabus by CBSE, students are still expecting for NTA to reduce the JEE Main 2021 syllabus.
 However, NTA has not official reduced the syllabus till date.
 JEE Main exam is based on complete 11th and 12th class syllabus.
 The changes made for JEE Main 2020 September session will be unaltered
 Inclusion of numerical type questions along with MCQs
 B.Planning paper has been separated as paper 3
 No negative marking for numerical type questions
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Updated JEE Main Exam Pattern: Highlights
Particulars  PAPER 1  PAPER 2A  PAPER 2B 
Programs Offered  B.E./ B.Tech.  B.Arch  B.Planning 
Sections/ Subjects  Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics  Aptitude Test, Mathematics & Drawing  Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning based questions 
Type of Questions  MCQs + Numerical Value  MCQs + Numerical Value + Drawing  MCQs + Numerical Value + Planning 
Medium of Exam  English/ Hindi/Other regional languages  English/ Hindi/ Other regional languages  English/ Hindi/ Other regional languages 
Duration of Exam  3 hours  3 hours  3 hours 
Total Questions  90 (75 to attempt)  82 (77 to attempt)  105 (100 to attempt) 
JEE Main Total Marks  300  400  400 
Marking Scheme for MCQs  +4 for correct answers 1 for wrong answers  +4 for correct answers 1 for wrong answers  +4 for correct answers 1 for wrong answers 
Marking Scheme for numerical value questions  +4 for correct answers, no negative marking for wrong answers  +4 for correct answers, no negative marking for wrong answers  +4 for correct answers, no negative marking for wrong answers 
 In 2020, MHRD directed NTA to not announce JEE rankings/scores
 NTA will only announce the percentile scores based on which admissions will be granted in colleges across India.
 However, All India Ranks are still announced for cut off at various colleges.
JEE Main Old vs New Exam Pattern
Mode of Examination
JEE Main 2021 Examination will be conducted in the following mode:
Paper  Mode 
Paper 1 – B.E/ B.Tech  ComputerBased Test (CBT) 
Paper 2 – B.Arch  Mathematics – Computerbased Test 
Aptitude – Computerbased Test  
Drawing Test – Pen and Paper Based test  
Paper 3 – B. Planning  ComputerBased Test (CBT) 
Also Read  JEE Advanced Exam Pattern
JEE Main 2021 – Choice of Medium of Question Paper
 In JEE Main 2021, there will be multiple choices of medium of question paper depending on the regional language as given below
S. No.  Language  Exam Centres 
1.  English  All Examination Centres 
2.  Hindi  All Exam Centres in India 
3.  English and Assamese  Exam Centres in Assam 
4.  English and Bengali  Exam Centres in West Bengal, Tripura and Andaman & Nicobar Island 
5.  English and Gujarati  Exam Centres in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 
6.  English and Kannada  Exam Centres in Karnataka 
7.  English and Marathi  Exam Centres in Maharashtra 
8.  English and Malayalam  Exam Centres in Kerala and Lakshadweep 
9.  English and Odia  Exam Centres in Odisha 
10.  English and Punjabi  Exam Centres in Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi 
11.  English and Tamil  Exam Centres in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Island 
12.  English and Telugu  Exam Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana 
13.  English and Urdu  All Exam Centres in India 
 Candidates are required to choose the medium at the time of filling the JEE Main 2021 Application Form
Note: For ensuring correctness of the questions, the english version will be taken as final.
JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 1 (B.Tech/B.E.)
 Paper1 of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering courses
 As per the updates, the examination will be a Computer Based Test and will be conducted in online mode
 The paper will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
 There will be a total of 60 Multiple Choice Questions and 30 Numerical value questions.
 Each Subject will have 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Value Questions. Any 5 numerical question have to be attempted by candidates.
 The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes.
JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 Subjectwise distribution of questions with marks:
SUBJECTS  MAXIMUM QUESTIONS  MAXIMUM MARKS 
Physics  25  100 
Chemistry  25  100 
Mathematics  25  100 
Total  75 questions  300 marks 
Physics SectionWise Exam Pattern
 There will be 20 questions of objective type from Physics in Paper 1
 For each correct answer, 4 marks will be added
 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer
 Any 5 questions must be attempted from 10 Numerical value questions.
 No negative marking for Numerical value questions.
Chemistry SectionWise Exam Pattern
 For chemistry, there will be mixed questions from Physical, Inorganic, and Organic Chemistry
 There will be a total of 20 Multiple Choice Questions and 10 numerical valuebased questions
 For each correct answer, 4 marks will be added
 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer
 No negative marking for Numerical value questions.
Mathematics SectionWise Exam Pattern
 There will be 20 questions of objective type and 10 numerical value questions from Mathematics
 For each correct answer, 4 marks will be added
 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer
 No negative marking for Numerical value questions.
JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 2 (B.Arch)
 Paper2 of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate architecture courses
 It will be a ComputerBased Test and analyses a candidate’s aptitude in Mathematics and Drawing Ability
 Drawing section will be conducted offline in pen and paper mode
 Candidates need to bring essential equipment for the Drawing section on their own
 The paper will consist of a total of 77 questions
 The paper will include 50 questions for aptitude test, 2 questions for drawing test and 25 questions from mathematics
 Duration of the examination will be 180 minutes
 The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi except for centres at Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities, which have Gujarati as well
 Each correct answer will carry 4 marks
 Two drawing questions will be of 50 marks each
 One mark will be deducted for each incorrect response
Subjectwise distribution of questions with marks in JEE Main 2021 Paper 2 is given below:
 I – Mathematics – Objective type questions and numerical value questions
 II – Aptitude Test – Objective type questions
 III – Drawing Test – Questions based on drawing
SUBJECTS  MAXIMUM QUESTIONS  MAXIMUM MARKS 
Mathematics  25  100 
Aptitude Test  50  200 
Drawing  02  100 
Total  77 questions  400 marks 
JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 3 (B.Planning)
 Paper3 of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate planning courses
 It will be a Computer Based Test that checks for a candidate’s aptitude in Mathematics and planning
 The paper will consist of a total of 100 questions
 50 questions for aptitude test
 25 questions for planning test
 25 questions from mathematics
 Duration of the examination will be 180 minutes
 The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi except for centres at Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities, that has an option for Gujarati as well
 Each correct question will carry 4 marks.
 One mark will be deducted for each incorrect response
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Subjectwise distribution of questions with marks in JEE Main 2021 Paper 3 is given below:
SUBJECTS  MAXIMUM QUESTIONS  MAXIMUM MARKS 
Mathematics  25  100 
Aptitude Test  50  200 
Planning Based  25  100 
Total  100 questions  400 marks 
What if a candidate wants to attempt both Paper 2 and Paper 3?
 JEE Main candidates who wish to attempt both Paper 2 and 3, are allotted a total time of 3 hours 30 minutes
 The total of 210 minutes can be utilised accordingly for 4 sections namely – Mathematics, Aptitude, Planning and Drawing
JEE Main Exam Pattern for Aptitude and Drawing
The exam pattern for the Aptitude and Drawing section is as follows –
Aptitude
 Aptitude test will contain 50 objective type questions
 4 marks are awarded for every correct answer
 1 mark is deducted from the total score for every incorrect answer
Drawing
 The Drawing Test will consist of 2 questions
 Candidates need to attempt these questions on a separate drawing sheet
 Each question is of maximum 50 marks
 Candidates will be awarded marks as per their work on the drawing sheet
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme
 JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 will be of 300 marks
 Paper 2 and Paper 3 will be of 400 marks
 Four marks will be awarded for each right answer
 One mark will be deducted for the wrong answer except for the Drawing Test
 Drawing Test will have 2 questions of maximum 50 marks each
 Answering more than one choice will be considered incorrect and marks will be deducted for the same
 For numerical valuebased questions, there will be no negative marking for wrong answers
Paper 1
SUBJECTS  QUESTIONS  MARKS PER QUESTION  MARKS 
Chemistry  25  4  100 
Physics  25  4  100 
Mathematics  25  4  100 
Total  75  –  300 
Paper 2
SUBJECTS  QUESTIONS  MARKS PER QUESTION  MARKS 
Aptitude test  50  4  200 
Mathematics  25  4  100 
Drawing  2  50  100 
Total  77  –  400 
Paper 3
SUBJECTS  QUESTIONS  MARKS PER QUESTION  MARKS 
Aptitude test  25  4  100 
Mathematics  50  4  200 
Planning Based  25  4  100 
Total  100  –  400 
How to best prepare for the JEE Main 2021 Exam?
 JEE Main aspirants are advised to solve maximum question papers to understand the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern
 Try to solve previous year question papers especially JEE Main 2020 Question Paper to understand the pattern
 One can also solve mock tests and JEE Main 2021 sample papers
 Candidates can get the best books on JEE Main 2021 Preparation for better results which helps in scoring JEE Main passing marks for JEE Main Cut Off
Read JEE Main Preparation Tips
Sample Questions for New Changes
Below mentioned are few download links for JEE Main 2021 sample papers. Similar JEE Main Test series can be availed online:
 Sample Numerical Value Questions for Physics – Click here
 Sample Numerical Value Questions for Chemistry – Click here
 Sample Numerical Value Questions for Mathematics – Click here
 Sample Questions for Planning – Click here
JEE Main Exam Pattern: Official Mock Test 2021
 The official mock test link will be activated soon by NTA.
 Candidates can visit the official website of NTA to register for JEE Main 2021 mock tests.
 JEE Main 2021 participants can attempt these tests from home itself without any registration fee
 NTA will collect questions for mock tests from a large archive of April/September 2020 sessions and old JEE Main Question Papers
JEE Main Exam Pattern: Books for Preparation
Chemistry  Mathematics  Physics 
Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd  Differential Calculus for IITJEE by Amit Agarwal  Mechanics Part1 & 2 by DC Pandey 
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee  Integral Calculus for IITJEE by Amit Agarwal  Understanding Physics for JEE Main & Advanced Waves & Thermodynamics by DC Pandey 
Numerical Chemistry by P Bahadur  Calculus and Analytic Geometry by Thomas and Finney  Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma – Volume 1 and Volume 2 
Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for Competitions (JEE Main & Advanced) by OP Tandon  Algebra for JEE Main & Advanced by Arihant Publication  Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick and Halliday 
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by RC Mukherjee  Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight  Problems in Physics by S.S. Krotov 
Guidelines for ComputerBased Test Mode
Candidates should bring the following documents on the day of the examination without any fail:
 A printed copy of the admit card downloaded from the NTA’s official website
 Passportsized photograph (same as uploaded on the JEE Main 2021 Application Form) to be pasted on the attendance sheet at the examination center
 Any one of the valid photo ID proof in original including:
 PAN card
 Driving License
 Voter ID
 Passport
 Aadhaar Card (With photograph)
 EAadhaar with photograph
 Ration Card with photograph
 12th Class Board Admit Card with photograph
 Bank Passbook with Photograph
 PWD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer, if applicable for either of the below cases:
 PWD Certificate to prove physical limitation in an examination to write
 If claiming the relaxation under PWD category
 Letter of Undertaking for using Own Scribe, if claiming the relaxation under PWD category
JEE Main 2021 Syllabus
For JEE Main aspirants, the syllabus is very important to analyse tough and easy topics for the JEE Main 2021. Updated JEE Main 2021 syllabus will soon be released by NTA. However, to get an idea, students can check the 2020 syllabus which is given below.
Part 1 – Physics
Kinematics  Properties of Solids & Liquids  Magnetic Effects of Current 
Physics & Measurement  Kinetic Theory of Gases  Thermodynamics 
Gravitation  Electromagnetic Waves  Oscillations & Waves 
Laws of motion  Rotational Motion  Electrostatics 
Work, Energy & Power  Current Electricity  Optics 
Detailed Syllabus for Physics
The JEE Main 2021 syllabus for Physics is detailed below for a few main topics:
Physics and Measurement
Physics  Fundamental and Derived units  Errors in Measurement 
Technology and Society  Least Count  Dimension of Physical Quantities 
S.I. Units  Accuracy and Precision of measuring instruments  Dimensional Analysis and Application 
Kinematics
Frame of reference  Scalars and Vectors, Vector Addition and Subtraction, Zero Vector, Scalar and Vector products, Unit Vector, Resolution of a Vector 
Motion in a straight line: Positiontime graph, speed and velocity.  Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane. 
Uniform and nonuniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity Uniformly accelerated motion, velocitytime, positiontime graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion.  Projectile Motion, Uniform Circular Motion 
Laws of Motion
Force and Inertia,  Static and Kinetic friction, Laws of friction, Rolling friction. 
Newton’s First Law of motion; Momentum, Newton’s Second Law of motion; Impulse; Newton’s Third Law of motion.  Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force and its application 
Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications, Equilibrium of concurrent forces.  – 
Work, Energy and Power
Work done by a constant force and a variable force; Kinetic and potential energies, WorkEnergy theorem  Potential energy of a spring, Conservation of mechanical energy, Conservative and nonconservative forces; 
Power  Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions. 
Rotational Motion
Moment of inertia, Radius of gyration  Centre of mass of a twoparticle system, Centre of mass of a rigid body 
Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.  Basic concepts of rotational motion; moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications 
Rigid body rotation, Equations of rotational motion  – 
Oscillation and Waves
Free, forced and damped oscillations,  Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. 
Resonance  Periodic functions 
Wave motion  Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring restoring force and force constant; 
Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave  Energy in S.H.M. – Kinetic and potential energies; Simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time period 
Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect in sound  Displacement relation for a progressive wave 
Preparation Tips for Physics
 JEE Main 2021 candidates need to understand the concepts to the core
 Try to practice the questions papers as much as possible
 Rather than mugging up the formulas, try to understand the basics
 One must focus on both numerical and conceptual questions
Read JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics
Books for JEE Main 2021 Preparation for Physics
Sl. No.  Book  Author 
1.  NCERT Books  – 
2.  Physics  H.C Verma 
3.  Concepts of Physics – Vol I and Vol II  H.C. Verma 
4.  Understanding of Physics for the students of JEE Main & Advanced Optics & Modern Physics  D C Pandey 
5.  Fundamentals of Physics  Halliday and Walker 
Part 2 – Chemistry
The syllabus for chemistry is tabulated below:
States of Matter  Surface Chemistry  Chemical Bonding 
D and F Block Elements  Equilibrium  Solutions 
Basic concepts of chemistry  Molecular Structure  Redox reactions 
Nitrogen  Hydrogen  Chemical Kinetics 
Block Elements  Chemical Thermodynamics  Atomic Structure 
Chemical Kinetics  Components with Halogens  Environmental Chemistry 
Detailed Syllabus
The JEE Main Syllabus for Chemistry is as follows for a few important topics.
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Matter and its Theory  Physical Quantities and their measurements in Chemistry, Precision and Accuracy, Significant Figures, S.I. Units, Dimensional Analysis 
Dalton’s Atomic Theory  Laws of Chemical Combination 
Concept of Atom, Molecule, Element and Compound  Atomic and Molecular Masses, Mole Concept, Molar Mass, Percentage Composition, Empirical and Molecular Formulae 
Chemical Equations and Stoichiometry  – 
States of Matter
Gaseous State  Liquid State  Solid State 
Measurable Properties of Gases  Properties of Liquids – Vapour Pressure, Viscosity and Surface Tension and Effect of Temperature on them. (Qualitative Treatment only)  Classification of Solids 
Gas Laws – Boyle’s Law, Charle’s Law, Graham’s Law of Diffusion, Avogadro’s Law, Dalton’s Law of Partial Pressure  –  Molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (Elementary Idea) 
Absolute Scale of Temperature  –  Bragg’s law and its Applications 
Ideal Gas Equation  –  Unit Cell and Lattices, Packing in Solids (Fee, Bee and Hep Lattices), Voids, Calculations involving Unit Cell Parameters, Imperfection in Solids 
Kinetic Theory of Gases (Only Postulates)  –  Electrical and Magnetic Properties 
Concept of Average, Root Mean square and Most Probable Velocities  –  – 
Real gases, Deviation from Ideal Behavior, Compressibility Factor and Van Der Waals Equation  –  – 
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Topic  Details 
KosselLewis approach  The chemical bond formation, the concept of ionic and covalent bonds 
Ionic Bonding  Formation of ionic bonds, factors affecting the formation of ionic bonds, calculation of lattice enthalpy 
Covalent Bonding  Concept of electronegativity, Fajan’s Rule, dipole moment Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) theory and shapes of simple molecules 
Quantum Mechanical Approach to covalent bonding  Its important features, hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals resonance. 
Molecular Orbital Theory  Its important features, LCAOs, types of molecular orbitals (bonding, antibonding), sigma and pibonds, molecular orbital electronic configuration of homonuclear diatomic molecules, the concept of bond order, bond length and bond energy. 
–  Electronic idea of metallic bonding, Hydrogen bonding and its Applications. 
Chemical Thermodynamics
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics  System and surroundings, extensive and intensive properties, state function and types of processes 
First law of Thermodynamics  Concept of work, heat internal energy and enthalpy, heat capacity, molecular heat capacity 
Hess’s Law of constant heat summation  
Enthalpies of bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transition, hydration, ionization and solution.  
Second Law of Thermodynamics  Spontaneity of Processes 
∆S of the universe and ∆G of the system as criteria for spontaneity, ∆G° (Standard Gibbs Energy Change) and Equilibrium Constant 
Equilibrium
Meaning of Equilibrium, Concept of dynamic equilibrium  Equilibria involving Physical Processes – solidliquid, liquidgas and solidgas equilibria, Henry’s Law, General characteristics of equilibrium involving physical processes. 
Equilibria involving Physical Processes – Law of Chemical Equilibrium, equilibrium constants (Kp and Kc) and their significance, the significance of ∆G and ∆G° in chemical equilibria, factors affecting equilibrium concentrations, pressure, temperature effect of catalyst; Le Chatelier’s principle.  Ionic Equilibrium – Weak and strong electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes, various concepts of acids and bases (Arrhenius Bronsted – Lowry and Lewis) and their ionization, acidbase equilibria (including multistage ionization) and ionization constants, ionization of water, pH scale, common ion effect, hydrolysis of salts and pH of their solutions, the solubility of sparingly soluble salts and solubility products and buffer solutions. 
Pblock Elements
 Electronic Configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements across the periods and down the groups
 Unique behaviour of the first element in each group
Group  Details 
13  Preparations and properties of Boron and aluminium; Structure, properties and uses of borax, boric acid, diborane, boron trifluoride, aluminium chloride, alums. 
14  Tendency for Catenation; structure, properties and uses of Allotropes and oxides of carbon, silicon tetrachloride, silicates, zeolites and silicones 
15  Allotropic forms of Phosphorus; Properties and uses of nitrogen and phosphorus; Preparation, properties, structure and uses of ammonia, nitric acid, phosphine halides, (PCLჳ, PCLཏ); Structures of oxides and oxoacids of nitrogen and phosphorus 
16  Preparation, properties, structures and uses of ozone; Allotropic forms of sulphur; Preparation, properties, structure and uses of sulphuric acid (including its industrial preparation); Structures of oxoacids of sulphur 
17  Trends in the acidic nature of hydrogen halides; Structure of interhalogen compounds and oxides and oxoacids of halogens; Preparation, properties and uses of hydrochloric acid; 
18  Occurrence and uses of noble gases; Structures of Fluorides and oxides of xenon 
Preparation Tips for Chemistry
 JEE Main aspirants need to solve the entire NCERT book to cover iInorganic portion of the syllabus
 Try to make appropriate notes for every chapter
 It is somehow important to learn all reaction mechanisms and remember all named reactions
 Keep revising all the formulas and reactions from time to time
 After finishing a chapter, note down all the equations and formulas in a separate notebook and use it while solving problems
Read JEE Main Preparation Tips for Chemistry
Books for JEE Main 2021 Preparation for Chemistry
Sl. No.  Books  Author 
1.  NCERT Chemistry  – 
2.  Organic Chemistry  Morris and Boyd 
3.  Numerical Chemistry  P Bahadur 
4.  Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations  R C Mukherjee 
5.  Practice Book Chemistry for JEE Main and JEE Advanced  Arihant 
Part 3 – Mathematics
The syllabus for mathematics is tabulated below:
Sets, Relations & Functions  Permutation & Combination  Binomial Theorem 
Trigonometry  Quadratic Equations  Vector Algebra 
3D Geometry  Coordinate Geometry  Integral Calculus 
Differential Equations  Sequences & Series  Limits & Continuity 
Matrices & Determinants  Statistics & Probability  Complex Numbers 
Detailed Syllabus for Mathematics
The JEE Main syllabus for Mathematics is as follows including few important topics:
Sets, Relations and Functions
Sets and their representation  Union, intersection and complement of sets and their algebraic properties 
Power set  Relation, Types of relations, equivalence relations, functions 
Oneone, into and onto functions, composition of functions  – 
Complex Number and Quadratic Equations
Complex numbers as ordered pairs of reals  Representation of complex numbers in the form (a+ib) and their representation in a plane, Argand diagram. 
Algebra of complex numbers, modulus and argument (or amplitude) of a complex number, square root of a complex number.  Triangle inequality. 
Quadratic equations in real and complex number systems and their solutions.  The relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, the formation of quadratic equations with given roots. 
Matrices and Determinants
Matrices: Algebra of matrices, types of matrices, and matrices of order two and three.  Determinants: Properties of determinants, evaluation of determinants, the area of triangles using determinants. 
Adjoint and evaluation of inverse of a square matrix using determinants and elementary transformations.  Test of consistency and solution of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables using determinants and matrices 
Permutations and Combinations
The fundamental principle of counting.  Permutation as an arrangement and combination as a selection. 
The meaning of P (n,r) and C (n,r). Simple applications.  – 
Integral CalculusEvaluation of simple integrals
Integral as an antiderivative.  Integration by substitution, by parts, and by partial fractions. 
Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions.  Integration using trigonometric identities. 
Integral as limit of a sum.  – 
Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.  Properties of definite integrals, evaluation of definite integrals, determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves in standard form 
Differential Equations
Ordinary differential equations, their order, and degree  The solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables. 
Formation of differential equations.  The solution of homogeneous and linear differential equations of the type. 
Preparation Tips for Mathematics
Here are a few tips to ace the Mathematics section of the examination
 Practise maximum number of sums from all the chapters, especially the important ones
 One should clarify the concepts
 Formulas must be learnt by heart.
 Discover every possible shortcut and tricks to avoid wastage of time
 Lastly, develop your visualization skills
Read JEE Main Preparation Tips for Mathematics
Books for JEE Main 2021 Preparation for Mathematics
Sl. No.  Books  Author 
1.  NCERT Books  – 
2.  Higher Algebra  Hall and Knight 
3.  Coordinate Geometry for IIT JEE  SK Goyal 
4.  Integral Calculus IITJEE  Amit Agarwal 
5.  Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry  S.L. Loney 
Aptitude Syllabus (Part 1)
 Surfaces and objects associated with Architecture and as building elements
 Familiarization with places, relevant people, structures/buildings and materials/objects
 The capability of visualizing various sides of 3D items
 Transformation capabilities of 3D objects from 2D drawings
 Mental Capability of Analytical & Reasoning concepts
Aptitude Syllabus (Part 2)
 Structure and drawing of geometrical or dynamic shapes & examples in pencil
 3D perception: Analyzing and developing concepts about scale and object proportions
 Analyzing building structures & components, shading surface, agreement, and complexity
 Change of structures between both 2D and 3D figures. Their interrelations, subtraction, surface & volume development, plan generation, heights
Drawing Syllabus
 Drawing and Designing of geometrical or abstract shapes & patterns in pencil
 Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union
 Elevation and 3D views of objects rotation
 Development of Surfaces and Volumes
 Generation of Plan
 Creating 2D & 3D compositions using given shapes and forms
 Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes
Planning Syllabus
 General Awareness with regard to government programs/schemes, development issues etc.
 Critical thinking, Comprehension, Analytical skills, Map reading skills, Graphs, Charts, Simple statistics etc.
 Social Sciences
Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2021
 Compiling of notes: JEE Main 2021 aspirants should note down important points and formulas after finishing every chapter that eases revision and help in faster processing
 Avoid procrastination: Official dates for the JEE Main exam 2021 will be announced soon so candidates must not waste any time
 Confidence: Don’t get intimidated by difficult and complex topics and focus on concept learning.
 Time Management: It is an important aspect for JEE Main 2021 Preparations. Try to balance between JEE Main Preparations and Class XII Examinations
 Mock Tests and Sample Papers: Practise mock tests and JEE Main 2021 sample papers for better understanding of the JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern and check time management skills
Check Study Material for JEE Main
 Smart Preparation Plan:

 Prepare cheat sheets and flashcards to revise formulas
 Learn shortcuts for lengthy equations
 Try to maintain consistency by an interesting way of learning
 Make use of Android apps:

 Utilize technology for faster yet effective learning
 Make use of latest lot of apps for JEE Main 2021 Preparations
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 JEE Main aspirant can use these apps as tools for enhanced learning
 These apps are readily available and cost effective as well
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Exam Day Instructions for JEE Main 2021
Candidates should keep these instructions in mind while appearing for JEE Main 2021.
 JEE Main 2021 participants should report two hours before the examination schedule to avoid delay in verification formalities
 The exam hall/room registration desk will be closed 30 minutes prior to the examination
 Candidates are not permitted to enter after 9:00 a.m in the first shift and after 2:00 p.m. in the second shift
 Seat with roll number is allocated to every student
 One must occupy the seat allotted to them else their candidature will not be accepted
 A candidate cannot leave the JEE Main exam centre or seat without special permission of the Centre Superintendent or the invigilator before session ends
 Every student must adhere to instructions by the Centre Superintendent/Invigilators
 JEE Main 2021 answer sheet with rough sheets must be submitted before leaving the hall
 NTA will not entertain any retest, under any circumstances
 Schedule and test centre will be informed in the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card
 JEE Main applicants must not bring any electronic device or study material to exam hall
 Candidates are required to bring all required stationary for aptitude test
FAQs on JEE Main Exam Pattern
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 03:20 pm
Ans: NTA will soon release an information brochure with all the details about the changes in exam pattern 2021.
Ans: There will be a separate paper for B.Planning from this session onwards that consists of questions from mathematics, aptitude based and planning based. The total marks will be 100 in which 50 marks is for aptitude test.
Ans: Like paper 1 and 2, paper 3 will also be conducted in online mode for a duration of 180 minutes. The medium of questions will be English and Hindi, however for centers at Gujarat, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu etc., Gujarati is also available.
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 03:22 pm
Ans: As per the revised JEE Main exam pattern 2021, all three papers of B.E/B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Plan. will be of 3 hours duration each. For those candidates who wish to appear for both paper 2 and paper 3, the exam duration will be 3 hours 30 minutes.
Ans: There will be MCQs as well as numerical based questions as per the updated JEE Main exam format. Every correct MCQ will be rewarded 4 points and for every incorrect answer 1 point will be deducted. Unattempted questions will not be marked. There will be no negative marking for numerical based questions while correct numerical questions will be given 4 marks.
Last updated on December 15th, 2020 at 03:21 pm
Ans: NTA will release mock tests for JEE Main 2021 in all the 3 languages namely English, Hindi and Gujarati after the announcement of syllabus and exam pattern for 2021. You can find the links to the mock tests on the official website of NTA.
Excellent information
How many sections will be there in the B. Planning Paper?
Hi Sandip, “Well, there will be a separate paper for B. Planning. The paper will have 3 sections.
The first 2 sections will be similar to that B. Architecture Paper (Maths & Aptitude Section).
But the 3rd section will be slight different. It will have Planning based questions.
The paper will have 100 questions of 400 Marks.”
Can I prepare for Jee Main 2021 without Coaching?
Hi Rati, Coaching are only for guidance, You can prepare for exam by self study also if you follow the right strategy and consistent hardwork. Check important preparation tips here
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Will there be any changes in JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern?
Hi Garima, As CBSE has reduced class 12th syllabus, there might be chances that JEE Main 2021 syllabus will be reduced. If syllabus will reduce then JEE Main 2021 exam pattern will eventually change. However, NTA has not released any official announced.