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Important FAQs Answered On NTA JEE Main 2021: Sessions, Syllabus, Category Certificate

Last updated on December 30th, 2020 at 03:36 pm

NTA recently released a total of 36 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on JEE Main 2021. They were released on the official website for students who have been confused over how multiple changes in JEE Main 2021 are being incorporated.

The most important change is, of course – 4 sessions. Students are majorly confused about the JEE Main Application Forms of these multiple sessions. To clarify these issues, NTA provided relevant information in their FAQs. We are including some of the most important FAQs below.

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faq on JEE MAIN 2021Q1. When can students fill the JEE Main Application Form 2021?

Ans. JEE Main Application Window 2021 is open from 16 December 2020 to 16 January 2021. Fees can be paid online only till 17 January 2021. Register Now

However, the application/registration window will be open again for 3 to 4 days after results of February, March and April sessions. Students can apply for further upcoming sessions through these windows.

Q2. Do candidates have to fill separate Application Forms for each session of JEE Main 2021?

Ans. No, candidates will be required to fill only one application form for JEE Main 2021 for all sessions. Candidates can opt for all/partial sessions now or later on, within the same application form. While filling the JEE Main Application Form for another session later on, candidates need to use the same credentials as the previous session. They will only be required to pay application fee.

Q3. I paid the application fee for a particular session, but do not want to attend that session. Can I get a refund?

Ans. A candidate can get a refund if he/she does not want to attend the session. In this case, the candidate must apply for a refund request only during the application window of that session. Candidates can also carry forward the fee for next session.

Q4. Has the NTA changed JEE Main Syllabus 2021?

Ans. NTA has not changed the JEE Main Syllabus 2021. The syllabus is the same as previous year. Although, the number of numerical questions in each section have been increased from 5 to 10 with any 5 to attempt. This will be provided in the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics section of all papers.

Q5. In which sessions will Paper 2A (B.Arch) and Paper 2B (B.Planning) be conducted?

Ans. Paper 2A and 2B will be conducted only twice a year as before – February and May 2021 sessions only. This is because both papers include Pen and Paper mode for the Drawing section.

Q6. What is the duration of exam for Paper 2A and 2B when attempted together?

Ans. The duration is 3 hours and 30 minutes for Paper 2A and 2B. The shift is fixed from 3 PM to 6:30 PM only.

Q7. Is it compulsory to upload category certificates – Gen-EWS, SC, ST, OBC (NCL) and PwD certificate – in JEE Main Application Form?

Ans. Yes, it is compulsory to upload your respective category and PwD certificate (if applicable). However, candidates who do not have it currently available can upload the printable self-undertaking. However, the original certificate (scanned) has to be uploaded before the end of May 2021. Check JEE Main Reservation Criteria

These were few of the main questions which were important for aspirants. All of the FAQs can be read here. Self-undertaking (Appendix II) can be found at the end of this document.

Students Want JEE Main 2021 Postponed, More Attempts For JEE Advanced 2021

Last updated on December 7th, 2020 at 03:05 pm

Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal has asked students to raise their concerns by tagging him and using the hashtag #EducationMinisterGoesLive. In a turn of events, instead of asking the dates for exams, students are asking to postpone JEE Main 2021. Students are also asking the Education Minister to reduce the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus.

The major requests from students are on syllabus. Few are asking to release the official syllabus soon, while many want a reduction similar to CBSE. Many students have also raised their voices on an additional attempt for JEE Advanced 2021. This comes as many were unable to take the exam amid the COVID-19 pandemic.JEE Main 2021

JEE Main Application Forms Out Soon?

Students are also expecting the commencement of JEE Main 2021 Applications soon after the live session by the Education Minister. Exam dates for 2021 session are yet to be announced.

Do note that JAB (Joint Admission Board) had decided to provide an additional attempt for JEE Advanced but only to those who had their last chance in 2020. Those who were attempting JEE Advanced 2020 for first time, will be considered for only 1 more attempt i.e. JEE Advanced 2021. Read More

“Online Classes Are A Formality”

For JEE Main 2021, many are requesting Dr Pokhriyal to postpone it to March 2021. This is because of uncertainty towards syllabus and improper implementation of online education. A lot of students have complained about “poor video quality” in online classes. They are also asking to postpone the board exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic as chances of spread of virus might go high during the February-March.

The live webinar will be held by Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal on 10th December 2020. Students can raise their queries on Twitter and Facebook. Keep visiting JEEMains.in for latest updates on your B.Tech entrance exams!

Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal To Interact With Students on 3rd December over JEE Main 2021

Last updated on December 1st, 2020 at 03:24 pm

The Education Minister of India Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ is going to address multiple queries of students and parents with regards to JEE Main 2021 on December 3rd 2020. It is expected that he will announce the application form dates for JEE main 2021 during this interactive session.JEE Main 2021

Students and parents can ask their queries using hashtag #EducationMinisterGoesLive on Facebook and Twitter. Usually JEE Main registrations begin in the month of September. But due to COVID-19, JEE Main 2020 was delayed by over five months. This also has pushed the upcoming JEE Main 2021 dates tentatively by over one month.

Recently, Dr Pokhriyal also announced that NTA is discussing the prospect of reduced syllabus for JEE Main 2021. There are also reports that JEE main 2021 will be conducted in February 2021 as the discussion between various examination boards such as CBSE, ICSE is still ongoing.

JEE Main 2021 In Multiple Languages

Even though many have not taken this aspect into consideration, the delay in JEE Main 2021 session might be due to new languages added. Dr Pokhriyal had previously notified that JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in more regional languages. Integrating these languages in the computer-based examination mode will definitely consume a lot of time for NTA.

Previously, JEE Main was only conducted in 3 languages – English, Hindi and Gujarati. But now more languages are being introduced in accordance with the National Education Policy 2020.

Currently, students are taking admissions in various colleges as the JEE Main Counselling has concluded for the candidates of 2020 session. JoSAA Cut Off for various colleges such as NITs, IIITs has been released officially.

JEE Main 2021 & NEET 2021: Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal Directs NTA to Draft a Fresh Syllabus

Last updated on November 27th, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Education Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has given directions to the National Testing Agency for drafting a new syllabus for various entrance exams to be conducted in 2021. The syllabus of JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 is also proposed for a relook by the Hon. Education Minister.

The NTA will analyze all aspects across various states and education boards before drafting a fresh syllabus. The ministry will seek views from various stakeholders about conducting the board exams next year.

JEE Main 2021 – Why the call for a fresh syllabus?JEE Main 2021 & NEET 2021 Fresh Syllabus

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to shorten the syllabus of CBSE 2021 by 30%. Both the Class 10 and Class 12 syllabus will now witness a syllabus reduction because of disruption caused by the pandemic.

As per the Ministry of Education – “It was decided that the NTA will come out with the syllabus for entrance examinations after assessment of the current situation of various boards”. As per sources, reduction in the syllabus may lessen the burden of the students as preparation is hampered due to COVID-19.

With COVID-19, the dynamics have changed drastically; hence, colleges and courses must bring up new changes to meet the demands of today and the future.

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CBSE 2021, JEE Main 2021 & NEET 2021 – Latest Updates

CBSE board secretary Anurag Tripathi assured of conducting the CBSE 2021 exams. The authorities will release the date sheet soon. As per reports, many students have requested to postpone the Class 10 and Class 12 exams next year.

However, it was unclear whether the exams will be conducted in a similar format like the previous year. The time schedule of the exam is not clear as yet. Earlier this week, NTA authorities told PTI that the JEE Main 2021 January session is likely to happen in February rather than in January.

The authorities assured to release the time schedule soon. The JEE Main application process is expected to begin soon. NEET 2021 official dates are awaited. This year, however, the exam got delayed because of COVID-19.

JEE Main 2021 Delayed Till February, JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus Being Reviewed

Last updated on November 21st, 2020 at 12:10 pm

In normal circumstances, Joint Entrance Examination i.e. JEE Main is held in two sessions – January and April. However, COVID-19 pushed the academic calendar by over 5 months for students. Even after this disruption, NTA sources have said that JEE Main 2021 January session will be conducted, but in the month of February. Similarly, JEE Main 2021 April session will be delayed by a month and will be conducted in May 2021.

The only official announcement for JEE Main 2021 is on the exam languages which will be included to cover more regional languages. There are some expectations that registrations could begin in this month i.e. November 2020, but that could also be delayed as no official announcement has been done on JEE Main Exam Dates 2021.

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JEE Main 2021 Dual SessionsJEE Main 2021, JEE Advanced 2021, EE Advanced 2021 Syllabus

The exam is held in two sessions to give a fair opportunity to students. Due to this reason, many students were able to improve their performance in the second session of the exam. So not conducting the JEE Main January session is less likely, but it surely is delayed. As per the sources, they will ‘hopefully’ conduct it by the end of February.

Currently, state boards have been discussing the prospect of conducting the board exams with a slight delay to ensure students get an apt amount of time to complete their exam preparations. Usually, 12th boards are held around March, but this year those could be conducted in April 2021.

NTA has been reviewing a suitable schedule after having word with various state boards. With that being said, the official announcement is likely to come out in a week or 10 days.

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Change in JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus

The academic year has reduced to merely a few months after results of the 12th boards of 2020 came out. Soon after that, CBSE announced a 30% reduction in syllabus by 30%. But till date, no such announcement was made for JEE Main or JEE Advanced 2021.

However, Joint Admission Board (JAB), authority for admissions in IITs and formulating rules on JEE Advanced will hold a meeting on 21st November. They will have discussions on various matters one of which will be revision of JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus.

The syllabus will be revised in accordance with CBSE’s reduction in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for 11th and 12th class students. JAB constitutes directors of all the IITs and officials from the Ministry of Education (MHRD). The panel will seek several other agendas in the meeting other than syllabus. IIT Kharagpur will also be handed over the charge of conducting JEE Advanced 2021.

JEE Main 2021: Check Tentative Registration Dates, Revised Syllabus And More Details

Last updated on November 11th, 2020 at 12:34 pm

Soon after announcements of class 10th and 12th board results, CBSE announced that the syllabus for the academic year 2020-21 has been reduced by 30%. Only the important topics were retained while less important and topics were removed from the curriculum. The reduction was introduced as a one-time measure due to the delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and exam postponements.

This change was announced around the beginning of August. But till now, there has been no such announcement by NTA or any other governing body for JEE Main 2021. Students who are preparing for next year’s JEE Main exam have already spent more than 6 months of education considering the year starts from April 2020.JEE Main 2021

It is also expected that the January session of JEE Main will be completely scrapped in 2021. Taking CBSE’s precedent, NTA might also reduce the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus by 30% overall. Usually, JEE Main Syllabus is similar to CBSE Syllabus of both class 11th and 12th. Hence it is possible that NTA might reduce the syllabus considerably.

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It is to be noted that no official statement has been released yet by NTA or Ministry of Education yet on JEE Main 2021. The JEE Main 2021 Applications are also delayed by around 2 months as there has been no update so far. Registrations are expected to commence from 4th week of November 2020.

Tentative Reduction In Syllabus

We cannot be certain of what topics from the JEE Main 2021 syllabus would be removed by NTA. But, if going by the CBSE way, the following topics might be reduced from the syllabus in the coming days-

Topics  Expected Deleted Portions
Physics – Class 11th Click Here
Physics – Class 12th Click Here
Chemistry – Class 11th Click Here
Chemistry – Class 12th Click Here
Mathematics – Class 11th Click Here
Mathematics – Class 12th Click Here

Keep visiting our page for latest notifications and updates on JEE Main 2021. Currently, JoSAA Counselling 2020 for JEE Main and JEE Advanced candidates has been going on. Soon after this, CSAB Special Rounds will be conducted for candidates willing to join NITs, IIITs or GFTIs.

IITs Vs NITs: What to Choose and How to Choose?

Last updated on December 24th, 2020 at 12:22 pm

It is very difficult for students to choose a college of their choice after clearing the board exams because of the high level of competition among IITs vs NITs. Just a few years ago, the competition was very low compared to the present. Around a decade ago, the number of top engineering institutions of India was limited and the level of education was low. But now, with the improvement in education and infrastructure, the number of IITs has increased, with a sharp increase in the number of students aiming for top-tier IITs. This has raised the bar for competition among IITs vs NITs.

Latest Update:

  • NTA has announced the dates for all sessions of JEE Main 2021. Read More
  • The JEE Main exam pattern for the 2021 session has been modified. Read More

Almost, each and every IIT is considered top-notch just because of the name ‘IIT’ associated with it. This is the reason why a lot of students do not even consider NITs. Moreover, old NITs have lost their glory with the newly established IITs. But, if considered thoroughly, NITs are now the hub of talent for industries. Let us compare in detail the difference between IIT and NIT, what should a student choose after JEE Main and how the procedure of admission through JEE Main follows.


IITs vs NITs: A Brief History

Before diving deep into the comparison of both IITs vs NITs, let us take a look at the stories behind setting up of IITs vs NITs.

IITs: After the independence of India, Sir Ardeshir Dalal from the Viceroy’s Executive Council proposed to build a Council of Scientific and Industrial Research for technical development of the labour.

  1. Dr Humayun Kabir encouraged Dr B C Roy, the chief minister of West Bengal to think about the project.
  2. Then they built a committee under Sir Nalini Ranjan Sarkar and took initiative to build Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur.
  3. After this, four more campuses were set up in Bombay (Mumbai), Madras (Chennai), Kanpur and Delhi.
  4. The country now has 23 IITs and all the IITs are governed under the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961.

NITs: During the second five-year plan (1956–60) in India, the Government of India needed trained workers in newly set up industries. So they started the Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) all over India, with one college in each state.

  1. This is one reason why many new NITs are associated with the name of the state rather than the city or town.
  2. Due to the enormous costs of IITs, the government took the decision to turn RECs into National Institutes of Technology (NITs).
  3. NITs are now declared as institutions of national importance under the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007.

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Number of IITs vs NITs

  • There are a total of 23 IITs vs 31 NITs.
  • Therefore, the number of seats in NITs is much more than the number of seats in IITs.
  • The level of education in NITs is close to that of the IITs.
  • However, the only difference between IIT and NIT is the kind of batch both colleges acquire.
  • Here is the complete list of various IITs vs NITs.
S. No. Indian Institutes of Technology National Institutes of Technology
1. IIT Kharagpur National Institute of Technology, Agartala
2. IIT Mumbai Motilal Nehru NIT Allahabad
3. IIT Kanpur Maulana Azad NIT Bhopal
4. IIT Madras NIT Calicut
5. IIT Delhi NIT Durgapur
6. IIT Guwahati NIT Hamirpur
7. IIT Roorkee Malaviya NIT Jaipur
8. IIT Bhubaneswar Dr. B. R. Ambedkar NIT Jalandhar
9. IIT Gandhinagar NIT Jamshedpur
10. IIT Hyderabad NIT Kurukshetra
11. IIT Jodhpur Visvesvaraya NIT Nagpur
12. IIT Patna NIT Patna
13. IIT Ropar NIT Raipur
14. IIT Indore NIT Rourkela
15. IIT Mandi NIT Silchar
16. IIT (BHU) Varanasi NIT Srinagar
17. IIT Palakkad SVNIT Surat
18. IIT Tirupati NIT Karnataka, Surathkal
19. IIT Dhanbad NIT Tadepalligudem
20. IIT Bhilai NIT Trichy
21. IIT Goa NIT Warangal
22. IIT Jammu NIT Arunachal Pradesh
23. IIT Dharwad NIT Sikkim
24. NIT Goa
25. NIT Meghalaya
26. NIT Nagaland
27. NIT Manipur
28. NIT Mizoram
29. NIT Uttarakhand
30. NIT Delhi
31. NIT Pondicherry

From the list, it is clear that students from various states can choose NITs over IITs due to better availability of NITs in each and every state of India.


Admission Process in IITs vs NITs

  1. After the Government of India decided to let go of a separate counselling process, the admission to NITs and IITs was possible only through JoSAA Counselling.
  2. JoSAA stands for Joint Seat Allocation Authority. It is responsible for conducting the counselling for all the government colleges through JEE Main and JEE Advanced scores of students.
  3. So there’s not much difference in the process, but given below is the admission criteria and process of IITs vs NITs.
  • Admission to NITs – 
    1. The candidates who qualify JEE Main can get admission in their desired NITs.
    2. However, they have to clear the cut off for NITs. JEE Main is conducted by NTA.
    3. Previously, this exam was conducted by CBSE. But MHRD decided to hand over the responsibility of JEE Main to NTA.
    4. Once qualified in JEE Main, the top 2.5 lac students can appear for JEE Advanced.
    5. NITs have almost 20,000 seats in various B.Tech courses.
  • Admission to IITs
    1. To get admission in IITs students have to qualify the JEE Main exam and then JEE Advanced exam.
    2. They need to hold at least 75% marks in the board exam or be in the top 20 percentile of their respective board.
    3. Along with this, students must also clear the JEE Advanced Cut Off.
    4. This is also applicable for Bachelor of Architecture and B.Planning admissions.
    5. The IITs have around 11,000 seats for B.Tech specializations.

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Course Curriculum for Students

  • IITs and NITs are not the same when compared to the level of studies.
  • IITs possess a high-grade infrastructure of courses, scope, faculties as well as top-scoring students versus NITs.
  • On the other hand, NITs do have batches with diligent and smart students, in comparison to the level of top private colleges.
  • But NITs are always a second choice for students.
  • This is because IITs provide a wide range of courses with highly skilled faculty who prefer innovative teaching techniques.
  • Here is the list of courses offered by IITs vs NITs-
Degree Type IIT Courses NIT Courses
Undergraduate B-Tech B-Tech
Dual Degree M.Sc. Dual Degree Integrated Courses
Dual Degree MA BA
B-Arch B-Arch
B-Planning B-Planning
Post Graduate M-Tech M-Tech
M.Sc. M.Sc.
M-Arch M-Arch
Master of Design MCA
Post Graduate Diploma in Information and Technology (PGDIT)
Master in Medical Science & Technology (MMST)
Post Graduate Diploma (PGDIPL)
Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Operation & Management (PGDMOM)
Doctorate PhD PhD
  • The courses mentioned above have different curriculums according to the various branches that students opt for after taking admission to a college.
  • The exact curriculum can be viewed by visiting the official website of either of the colleges and looking up ‘Undergraduate Programmes’ offered by that college.
  • To get the best courses, students must clear the required cut off for that particular course.
  • To do that, you might even need to score at least above 250 in JEE Main.
  • The number of courses offered is not limited to the ones mentioned above.
  • There are other similar courses in the technical field offered by both IITs and NITs.
  • Moreover, the most important part is the various specializations offered at both colleges with the faculty to provide adequate support.
  • This is what major private colleges lack in.

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Infrastructure & Facilities

  1. The technical support in IITs, webmail system, the management of studies, the online portal is what makes students passionate for IITs vs NITs.
  2. Arguably, NITs currently do not have a top-notch infrastructure. NITs might need some time to develop this kind of infrastructure.
  3. Area wise too, IITs vs NITs have larger campuses.
  4. The largest NIT Campus is of NIT Trichy i.e. 800 acres.
  5. While the largest IIT Campus is of IIT Kharagpur i.e. 2100 acres, almost 3 other IITs have a larger campus size than that of NIT Trichy.
  6. The prototype labs, automatic machines, Computer-aided-design data have made IITs very attractive than NITs.
  7. Although, the research facility of IITs vs NITs is equally equipped with high-end latest technology.
  8. To compare the faculties of IITs vs NITs, NITs have very prominent faculties with great industry and teaching experience.
  9. The faculty is skilled and many are top educated professors graduated from IITs itself.
  10. However, NITs contribute a large amount of research and development towards the country’s overall growth.
  11. The top-tier, pre-established NITs are equivalent to the top-tier IITs.

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Extra-Curricular Activities, Sports & Culture Fests at IITs vs NITs

  • The competition in co-curriculum activities is almost the same for IITs vs NITs.
  • Every year there are several competitions in sports and other activities which increases the decision-making skills of the students.
  • Colleges have their own bands, dance groups, sports teams, drama teams which are made by actively enthusiastic students every year.
  • The extra-curricular activity which is performed by IITs are-
    • Drama
    • Dance
    • Literature Club
    • Music
    • Quizzing
    • Hindi Samiti
    • Student Welfare
  • The students of both institutes are influenced to boost sports activity which helps them to increase their skill and personality and also provide chances of national-level competition.
  • The cultural fest is the part of education for both of the institutes. Intercollege and international level competitions are held.
  • Name of some cultural festival is given below for IITs vs NITs-
S.No. Cultural Fests at IITs Cultural Fests at NITs
1. Shaastra Advaitam
2. Kshitij Saptrang
3. Techfest Utkansh
4. Cognizance Utkarsh
5 Nvision Confluence
6. Technex Aarohi

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Placements & Salary Offered at IITs vs NITs

  • The role of the institute is big when it comes to the placement and salary package because initially, the institutes give the opportunity which gives you the educational reputation.
  • It depends on the student’s skill, not the type of institution.
  • When it comes to the opportunity it is obvious that higher packages are offered at IITs vs NITs.
  • Starting salary of IITs are 8,00,000 or above and students get chances to even go abroad at crores of annual CTC.
  • Although, there are many students holding high paying jobs from NITs vs IITs students.

The 2016-2020 batch of IITs holds the highest salary and a great average placement package. Here is the data for some top IITs with the highest CTC offered, average CTC and top companies that hired students.


IITs IIT Bombay IIT Madras IIT Kharagpur IIT Kanpur
Highest CTC INR 1.16 Crore Per Annum INR 1.33 Crore LPA INR 1 Crore Per Annum INR 20 LPA Per Annum
Average CTC INR 20.34 LPA INR 16.1 LPA INR 13.3 LPA INR 7.5 LPA
Top Companies Microsoft Uber Microsoft
McKinsey & Company Samsung Honeywell
Accenture Microsoft Barclay
Tata Steel Rubric Inc. Goldman Sachs
Uber Jaguar Cohesity US
Morgan Stanley Micron Tech TSMC
Rubrik Sony



IITs IIT Delhi IIT Indore IIT Guwahati IIT Roorkee
Highest CTC INR 1 Crore Per Annum INR 50 LPA INR 1.5 crore) INR 1.5 crore (International),INR 47 lakh (Domestic)
Average CTC INR 16 LPA INR 22.92 LPA INR 20 LPA INR 20 LPA
Top Companies Microsoft Applydynamics Uber Microsoft
Uber Cloudtail Goldman Sachs Uber
Qualcomm FIITJEE American Express ONGC
IBM Intermiles Oracle ITC
EXL Kohler Bajaj ISRO
HCL Payoneer Google Schlumberger
Thomson Reuters Flipkart Goldman Sachs
Flipkart TCS Tower Research


IITs IIT Hyderabad IIT Patna IIT Ropar IIT (BHU) Varanasi
Highest CTC INR 60.41 LPA INR 40 LPA INR 17.45 LPA INR 1.53 Crore Per Annum
Average CTC INR 22,07 LPA INR 14.76 LPA INR 11.7 LPA INR 8.19 LPA
Top Companies AMD Bangalore Indian Oil Tata Motors Microsoft
Dell Cognizant Amazon Citi
Infosys Infosys Reliance Jio Hindustan Unilever Limited
TCS Data Goldman Sachs DE Shaw & Co
Oracle Bosch Ltd. Samsung Samsung
Amazon Samsung ISRO Reliance
Schlumberger ISRO Saavn Maruti
Vedanta Aditya Birla Mahindra & Mahindra Paypal
L & T Adobe
Renault Nissan Acolyte

*The data above is from the official sources of 2020.

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Notable Alumni of IITs vs NITs

There are some well-renowned names from IITs and NITs. While the alumni from NIT are not that famous, they still lead a large number of Indian Corporations.

S. No. Name Designation & Company Alumnus
1 Sachin Bansal Co-Founder of Flipkart IIT
2 Raghuram Rajan Former RBI Governor IIT
3 N. R. Narayan Murthy Co-Founder of Infosys IIT
4 Nitish Kumar Chief Minister of Bihar NIT
5 Natarajan Chandrasekaran Chairman of Tata Sons NIT
6 Shyam Srinivasan CEO of Federal Bank NIT
7 Hemesh Singh Co-Founder of Unacademy NIT
8 Sanjiv Chaturvedi Ramon Magsaysay Awardee NIT
9 Sundar Pichai CEO of Alphabet & Google IIT
10 Nitesh Arora Chairman of SoftBank Crop IIT
  • We have now discussed almost all major aspects which vary in IITs and NITs.
  • After considering these various aspects, you can move further on your decision to choose NITs or IITs depending on the preference.
  • Both colleges have the requisite facilities that students need to excel in their particular field.
  • NITs take the scores of JEE Main while IITs take the scores of JEE Advanced.
  • Due to heavy competition in JEE Advanced, the batches of IITs are filled with highly intelligent students who have already defeated more than 10 lakh students!
  • So, do not stop here! You have a long journey ahead.
  • Make sure to gear up for the preparations of JEE Main with everything you have!
  • How about you start with the top android apps to prepare for JEE Main?


Q.Which NITs are better than IITs?

Last updated on December 24th, 2020 at 11:02 am

Answer: Some NITs like NIT Trichy, NIT Warangal and NIT Surathkal are better than the newer IITs.

Q.Can I get admission in IIT with 5,000 rank in JEE Advanced?

Last updated on December 24th, 2020 at 11:03 am

Answer: Yes, you can get admission in IIT with 5,000 rank in JEE Advanced.

JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus: Weightage, Important Topics and Preparation Tips

Last updated on March 4th, 2021 at 02:34 pm

The competitive exams of India are what students have to look forward to, in order to get into their favourite course and that too, in their favourite colleges. There are many of them, with the maximum students appearing for the JEE Main 2021. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is put forth by the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted yearly for those who wish to become engineers and architects in their future. JEE Main B.Arch Paper is one of the three papers, conducted for admission to architecture courses of various colleges. In this article, we will discuss the JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus for 2021.


  • JEE Main 2021 Dates are announced, and it will be conducted in 4 sessions in 2021.
  • B.Arch and B.Planning exams will be conducted twice a year, in February and May 2021.
  • Top 20 percentile criteria has been scrapped from JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021. Read More
  • NTA has introduced some changes in the JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021. Check Updated Exam Pattern here

The JoSAA is responsible for getting students admitted in more than 100 engineering colleges in India. This includes 23 Indian Institutes of Technology, 31 National Institute of Technology Campuses, 25 Indian Institutes of Information Technology, around 23 Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).


What is JEE Main B.Arch Paper?

JEE Main is divided into three papers, B.E. or B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning. We will be talking about JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus in this article. The JEE Main B.Arch Paper or JEE Main Paper 2 is scheduled to be conducted in February and May 2021.

In order to clear the exam, students are supposed to work hard and study regularly. Do not deviate and stop learning, as it can hamper your preparation. One aspiring to get into one of those prestigious architecture colleges with the help of JEE Main B.Arch examination should study continuously. The JEE Main B.Arch syllabus and all the other details such as weightage and preparation tips, are provided beforehand to them. Out of all the details, the JEE Main B.Arch (Paper 2) Syllabus is given below in this article. Let us first get a brief idea of JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern.

JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern

Particulars Details
Mode of exam Computer-Based, for the first two sectionsPen & Paper for the drawing sections
Duration of the exam The exam will last for three hours.
Total number of questions The total number of questions will be 77, with 25 questions for math, 50 for aptitude and 2 for drawing.
Types of questions that will be asked 20 Multiple Choice questions, 5 numerical answer type questions to be answered from 10 – for the first section.50 Multiple choice questions for the aptitude section.

2 Drawing questions for the third section.

Maximum marks distributed 400 marks
Marks scheme used for each section Section 1:MCQsCorrect: 4 marks

Incorrect: – 1 mark

NAT –Correct: 4 marks

Incorrect: 0 marks

Section 2:

Correct: 4 marks

Incorrect: -1 mark

Unanswered: 0 marks

Section 3:

Correct: 50 marks

Mode of Language English, Hindi, Gujarati, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu


JEE Main B.Arch SyllabusJEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

Diving headfirst to study is a wrong decision when it comes to learning for JEE Main 2021 B.Arch. The syllabus seems vast and without any planning would make it seem gigantic. And soon enough, you will be holding your head in confusion and frustration. Map out your syllabus – but wait, you have to get it in your hands before mapping and planning it all out. Given below is the detailed JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus.

The JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus PDF has been released by the NTA so that the students can quickly start compiling their material, including books and old question papers. Finally, they can get down to planning and deciding on a proper and comprehensive study plan. Without proper planning, covering important topics of JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus is just not possible.

The syllabus is pretty unique; just don’t panic when you see the vastness of it. JEE Main April 2021 Paper 2 Syllabus, i.e. of B.Arch Paper will be divided into three sections. The first section or part will be based on Mathematics, the second one on Aptitude and the third one is a drawing-based section. Aspirants can save the JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus PDF by using Ctrl + P (Print) option on their devices.


Section 1 – Mathematics Syllabus

JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus is vast mostly because of Mathematics. It consists of all the topics of Class 11th and 12th. Let us check what it entails and engages from the previous years’ JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus.

Units Sub-topics
Sets, Relations and Functions Sets, roster and set builder form of sets, Types of sets, subset, the proper and improper sets, Power set, universal set, the union of sets, complement of sets, De-Morgan’s Law, Ordered pairs, cartesian product, Relation, number of relations, types of relation, Functions, image, and Pre-image, Types of functions, Composition of function, condition for composite function, the property of a composite function, The inverse of a function.
Complex numbers and quadratic equations Algebra of complex numbers, Modulus and argument of complex numbers, The complex conjugate of complex numbers and properties of complex numbers, Polar form representation and Euler form, Finding the square root of complex numbers and complex equations, De-movie’ theorem, cube root and nth root of unity, Nature of roots, the relation of coefficient and roots, Vector representation and rotation, The discriminant of quadratic equation, Transformation of quadratic equations, condition of common roots.
Matrices and Determinants Matrix and operation on matrices, Types of matrix, Transpose of a matrix, symmetric and skew-symmetric matrix, Conjugate of matrix, Hermitian and skew-Hermitian matrix, Determinant of a matrix, Minor and cofactor of an element of matrix/determinant, Adjoint and the inverse of a matrix, Elementary row operations and use in finding the inverse of a matrix, System of linear equations and Cramer’s Rule, System of homogeneous linear equations.
Permutations and Combinations Fundamental Principle of Counting, Permutations as an Arrangement, Combinations as Selections, P (n,r) and C (n,r), Application of Permutation and Combination.
Mathematical Induction Principle of Mathematical Induction and it’s Simple Application, Principle of Mathematical Induction
Binomial Theorem and its simple applications Pascal’s Triangle, Binomial Theorem for Positive Integral Index, Properties and Application of Binomial Theorem, General Term, Middle Term
Sequence and Series Sequences, Arithmetic and Geometric Progression (AP, GP), Sum up to n terms, Arithmetic and Geometric Mean (AM, GM), Harmonic Progression (HP), Arithmetic-geometric series.
Limit, Continuity and differentiability Limits of a function, Properties of limits, Limits of polynomials and rational functions, Continuity of a function at a point, Discontinuity, Continuity of Composite Functions, Differentiability, Algebra of derivatives, Rolle’s Theorem, Mean Value Theorem (Lagrange).
Integral Calculus Introduction, integration as the inverse function of differentiation, Indefinite integral and properties of indefinite integral, Comparison between definite and Indefinite integral, Methods of integration, Integration by substitution, Integration using trigonometric identities, integration by partial fractions, integration by parts, Integrals of some particular function, Integrals of some special types, Definite integral and its properties, The fundamental theorem of calculus, Evaluations of definite integral by substitution.
Differential equations Order and Degree of a Differential equation, General and Particular solution, Formation of differential equations, Methods of solving different types of differential equations.
Coordinate Geometry Directrix, Latus Rectum, Slope and gradient, Focus and Eccentricity, Angle between two intersecting lines, their intersection points, parallel lines and collinear lines are the important terms of Coordinate Geometry.
Three-dimensional Geometry Coordinate of a point in space, distance formula, Direction cosine and Direction ratio, The angle between two intersecting lines, Skew lines and the shortest distance between two lines, Equation of line and plane, The intersection of line and plane.
Vector Algebra Vector (Position Vector, Direction cosine), Types of vector, Vector Algebra, Section Formula, Product of two vectors (Scalar and Vector product).
Statistics and Probability Independent Events, Dependent Events, Conditional probability, Random variables, etc.
Trigonometry Trigonometry Equation, Trigonometry Function and their Identities, Inverse Trigonometry.
Mathematical Reasoning Statements and types of statements, Basic logical connectives, conjunction, and disjunction, Negation, Conditional statements, The Contrapositive of conditional statements, the converse of conditional statements, Biconditional statements, Quantifiers, Validity of statements.


Important Topics of JEE Main B.Arch Mathematics

Topic Expected questions – number Expected Marks
Differential Equations 5 20
Integral and Differential Calculus 6 24
Coordinate Geometry 2 8
Matrix & Determinants 2 8
Probability 2 8
Trigonometry 2 8

Other remaining topics will at least have one question from them appearing in the exam.


Weightage of Mathematics in JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

Topics Weightage
Coordinate Geometry 15%
Limit, continuity and differentiability 10%
Integral and Differential Calculus 12%
Statistics and Probability 8%
Complex numbers and quadratic equations 7%
Matrices and Determinants 7%
Three-Dimensional Geometry 6%
Sets, Relations and Functions 5%
Sequence and series 5%
Vector Algebra 5%
Trigonometry 4%
Permutations and combinations 4%
Mathematical reasoning 3%
Differential equations 3%
Mathematical Induction 3%
Binomial theorem and its simple applications 2%

Weightage of Mathematics in JEE Main B.Arch SyllabusSection 2 – Aptitude Syllabus

The second part of JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus is the general aptitude section. The section is similar in the B.Planning paper and strives to test the students’ reasoning skills – including verbal, abstract and conceptual – and not to forget numerical reasoning.

Parts Sub-Topics
Part I Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Awareness of Persons, Objects, Places, Buildings, Materials, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings, Texture related to Architecture and build-environment, visualizing different sides of three-dimensional objects
Part II Three dimensional- perception, Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion, colour texture, harmony and contrast, building forms and elements. Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3D views of objects, creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms. Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of landscape (riverfronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life, urbanscape (public space, festivals, market, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, etc.)

Weightage of Aptitude in JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

Topics Weightage
Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings 3-4%
Visualizing different sides of 3D objects 3%
Awareness of persons, places, Building, Materials 2-3%
Objects, texture related to Architecture and build-environment 2-3%
3D- Perception and Appreciation of scale and proportion of objects 2-3%
Mental Ability 2%
Colour Texture 1-2%
Analytical Reasoning 1-2%

Weightage of Aptitude in JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

Do note that there is limited analysis of important topics for Aptitude Section of JEE Main B.Arch Paper. This is due to the recent changes in JEE Main Papers 1,2 and 3.

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Section 3 – Drawing Skills

This section is the only one attempted in pen and paper mode in JEE Main 2021. It focuses on studying the drawing skills of the students’. The finesse and the precision they possess, through their drawings. The topics covered in JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus are a handful but important –

S.No. Topics
1 Sketching of activities from memory of urbanscape, landscape and rural life

There is no proper weightage or important topics for the Drawing section of JEE Main B.Arch Paper 2. This is because of the abstractness of this particular section. The scoring criteria is based on the examiners approach towards various intricate details in the answers drawn by the candidate. This section is often seen as one of the most scoring and sometimes the toughest section of JEE Main B.Arch Paper.

Preparation Tips for JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

  • Divide your syllabus in order to study properly
    • Most of the students make the usual mistake of studying everything in one go, without properly dividing the syllabus and making a proper study plan.
    • If you have, on the other hand, made a proper study plan and are dedicatedly executing it, then you are more likely to successfully complete studying your syllabus.
    • Make sure you prepare an effective plan, which is not only easy for you to follow but also covers everything that you need to study.
  • Check your strengths and weaknesses from the syllabus
    • When you are deciding which topic to give more focus on, then don’t go by how the weightage is divided among the topics.
    • Regardless of the importance, it is important that you pay equal attention to all the topics that are given in your syllabus.
    • More importantly, make sure that you cover your weak topics, even if they don’t carry as many points.
    • This will make sure that you are appearing for the exam with your full potential and subsequently, potentially get you more marks.
  • Previous question papers
    • The Internet is full of references that you can take help with during planning your study or doing your actual study.
    • Even if you are not provided with sample papers or previous exams’ papers, then you can get all of them online.
    • Also, even if you are told about the important topics, it can never hurt to go over the previous papers, in case the examiner decides to add some questions from the previous years’ papers as well.
    • You also get a proper idea about the way questions are asked – whether in a tricky way or just the way they are mentioned in your books and reference texts.
  • How to approach the exam?
    • The most important thing to keep in mind while appearing for the JEE Main B.Arch Examination is the strategy that you will use for passing.
    • You have to keep in mind that most of the questions don’t have negative marking and are numbered.
    • Make sure that you don’t waste all of your time answering the questions that are difficult; instead, complete the other sections which are easier to solve for you.
    • It would be much better if you solve them first, then use all your remaining time you are finding difficult – this will make sure you will get your passing marks and even get that rank you want to achieve.
  • A clear head and calm mind
    • Mostly, students appearing for such competitions are out of their minds, worrying about the paper and how it will go and what will happen afterwards.
    • This is what you need to avoid during this particular exam.
    • JEE Main Architecture students should be able to have a clear head and calm mind, not just during you’re giving the exam but also before and after those three hours.
    • A clear mind and a calm head would also make sure you are not stumped in the exam in the face of difficult questions.


Books to Refer for JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus

There might not be many reliable books that you can refer to. But there are definitely some trustworthy ones which students refer for a detailed study of JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus. Other than the usual textbooks that students referred to in the previous years (especially for mathematics), given below are some of the latest books that you can refer and study from. These books are wholesome and not just give complete information to the JEE Main B.Arch Syllabus, but also act as an introduction to the curriculum of B.Arch degree:

S.No Book’s name Author’s name
1. A Complete Self-Guide for B.Arch Entrance Examination P.K. Mishra (Arihant)
2. Complete Architecture Entrance Guide Ashok Goel and Arjun Kamal
3. Mathematics XI & XII R.S. Agarwal
4. Elementary Mathematics DoroFeev, Potapov
5. Higher Algebra Hall & Knight
6. Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning Book R.S. Aggarwal
7. B.Arch/NATA/JEE Main- Offline Drawing Test Nimish Madan

If you are making an action plan on the basis of this syllabus, there are a handful of important points students need to remember. Make a small note of all the important points and formulas and go over it while revising or even the day before the exam; after studying a chapter or a concept, make sure you remember it by solving some practise questions on those topics; there is also an option of giving a JEE Main mock test online, which can help you see where you are now, after your thorough preparation.

Students are advised to stay focused and not lose any hope they might be harbouring for their dream to become an architect.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q.How is the Drawing section of JEE Main Paper 2 conducted?

Last updated on March 4th, 2021 at 02:25 pm

Answer: Drawing section of the JEE Main Paper 2 will be conducted in Pen Paper Mode.

Q.Can I take JEE Main in any regional language?

Last updated on March 4th, 2021 at 02:26 pm

Answer: Yes, JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 13 languages including English and Hindi. You can choose your preferred language while filling up the application form.

Q.Will JEE Main Paper 2 be conducted 4 times a year?

Last updated on March 4th, 2021 at 02:26 pm

Answer: No, JEE Main Paper 2 will only be conducted twice, in February and May 2021.

JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus 2021: Topic-wise Weightage, Best Books

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 at 01:33 pm

JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus is common for all the three papers of JEE Main. NTA has not released the JEE Main Mathematics 2021 syllabus yet. However, the information brochure of JEE Main 2021 has been released. There has been a change in JEE Main exam pattern but the syllabus is expected to remain the same as 2020.

Read the following article to know more about complete JEE Main Maths Syllabus, weightage of chapters and number of questions from each unit. Aspirants can save the whole syllabus as a PDF by using the print option (Ctrl + P). In addition, we have also suggested some useful books for preparation of JEE Main Mathematics.

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JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus – Highlights

  • As per the analysis of previous years’ JEE Main exams, it is possible that there will be no change in the JEE Main syllabus.
  • JEE Main Maths syllabus is largely based on the CBSE Maths syllabus of class 11 and 12.
  • By knowing the syllabus, students will have a clear idea about what type of questions are asked in the paper and difficulty level of the papers.

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Will JEE Main 2021 Mathematics Syllabus Be Reduced?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the academic year has shifted by a large gap of 5 months or maybe even more. Students have also lost a lot of quality learning due to unavailability of classroom education.

  • CBSE reduced the syllabus for 10th and 12th boards to ensure candidates utilise the remaining time period wisely.
  • JEE Main syllabus largely includes topics of 11th and 12th combined. However, as per recent updates, NTA will not reduce the JEE Main syllabus but will introduce optional questions in the exam.
  • This will help the students whose Class XII syllabus has been reduced by the respective boards.

JEE Main Mathematics SyllabusJEE Main Mathematics Syllabus 2021

Following is the detailed analysis of unit-wise and topic-wise JEE Main Maths Syllabus:

Unit 1: 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
  • One-one, into and onto functions, composition of functions

Unit 2: 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 system and their solutions
  • The relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, the formation of quadratic equations with given roots

Unit 3: 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

Unit 4: Permutations and Combinations

  • The fundamental principle of counting
  • Permutation as an arrangement and combination as selection
  • The meaning of P (n,r) and C (n,r). Simple applications

Unit 5: Mathematical Induction

  • The principle of Mathematical Induction and its simple applications


Unit 6: Binomial Theorem

  • Binomial theorem for a positive integral index
  • General term and middle term
  • Properties of Binomial coefficients and simple applications

Unit 7: Sequences and Series

  • Arithmetic and Geometric progressions, insertion of arithmetic
  • Geometric means between two given numbers
  • The relation between A.M. and G.M
  • Sum up to n terms of special series: Sn, Sn2, Sn3
  • Arithmetic – Geometric progression

Unit 8: Limit, Continuity and Differentiability

  • Real-valued functions, algebra of functions, polynomials, rational, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse functions
  • Graphs of simple functions
  • Limits, continuity, and differentiability
  • Differentiation of the sum, difference, product, and quotient of two functions
  • Differentiation of trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, composite and implicit functions; derivatives of order up to two
  • Rolle’s and Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems
  • Applications of derivatives: Rate of change of quantities, monotonic – increasing and decreasing functions, Maxima, and minima of functions of one variable, tangents, and normals

Check B.Plan Exam Pattern here

Unit 9: Integral Calculus

  • Integral as an antiderivative
  • Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Integration by substitution, by parts, and by partial fractions
  • Integration using trigonometric identities
  • Integral as limit of a sum

Evaluation of simple integrals:

  • Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Properties of definite integrals, evaluation of definite integrals, determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves in standard form

Unit 10: Differential Equations

  • Ordinary differential equations, their order, and degree.
  • Formation of differential equations
  • The solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables
  • The solution of homogeneous and linear differential equations of the type

Unit 11: Coordinate Geometry

  • Cartesian system of rectangular coordinates in a plane, distance formula, section formula, locus and its equation, translation of axes, the slope of a line, parallel and perpendicular lines, intercepts of a line on the coordinate axes
  • Straight lines: Various forms of equations of a line, intersection of lines, angles between two lines, conditions for concurrence of three lines
  • The distance of a point from a line, equations of internal and external bisectors of angles between two lines, coordinates of centroid, orthocentre, and circumcentre of a triangle, equation of the family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines
  • Circles, conic sections: Standard form of equation of a circle, general form of the equation of a circle, its radius and centre, equation of a circle when the endpoints of a diameter are given, points of intersection of a line and a circle with the centre at the origin and condition for a line to be tangent to a circle, equation of the tangent
  • Sections of cones, equations of conic sections (parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola) in standard forms, condition for y = mx + c to be a tangent and point (s) of tangency

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Unit 12: Three Dimensional Geometry

  • Coordinates of a point in space, the distance between two points
  • Section formula, direction ratios and direction cosines, the angle between two intersecting lines
  • Skew lines, the shortest distance between them and its equation
  • Equations of a line and a plane in different forms, the intersection of a line and a plane, coplanar lines

Unit 13: Vector Algebra

  • Vectors and scalars, the addition of vectors
  • Components of a vector in two dimensions and three-dimensional space
  • Scalar and vector products, scalar and vector triple product

Unit 14: Statistics and Probability

  • Measures of Dispersion: Calculation of mean, median, mode of grouped and ungrouped data. Calculation of standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data.
  • Probability: Probability of an event, addition and multiplication theorems of probability, Baye’s theorem, probability distribution of a random variate, Bernoulli trials and Binomial distribution.

Unit 15: Trigonometry

  • Trigonometric identities and equations.
  • Trigonometric functions.
  • Inverse trigonometric functions and their properties.
  • Heights and Distances

Unit 16: Mathematical Reasoning

  • Statements, logical operations and, or, implies, implied by, if and only if
  • Understanding of tautology, contradiction, converse, and Contrapositive

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JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus: Chapter-Wise Weightage

Some chapters from the JEE Main Mathematics syllabus carry more weightage than the others. The table provided below contains the most important topics from JEE Main syllabus with weightage:

Important Topics Expected weightage
Coordinate Geometry 12%
Integral and Differential Calculus 30%
Trigonometry 7%
Sequence and Series 7%
Matrices and Determinants 7%
Differential Equations 7%

There are a total of 16 units in JEE Main Syllabus for Mathematics with the following weightage:

Topic Number of questions
Sets, Relations and Functions 1
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations 3
Matrices and Determinants 2
Permutations and Combinations 1
Mathematical Induction 1
Binomial Theorem and its simple applications 1
Sequences and Series 2
Limit, Continuity and Differentiability 4
Integral Calculus 3
Differential Equations 1
Co-Ordinate Geometry 5
Three-Dimensional Geometry 3
Vector Algebra 1
Statistics and Probability 2
Trigonometry 2
Mathematical Reasoning 1

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Best Books for Preparing JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus

Mathematics section requires comprehensive preparation. The following table represents some of the best books for JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus along with their author’s name that students can prefer for their Mathematics exam preparation:

Books Name Authors Name
IIT Mathematics M.L. Khanna
Differential Calculus Das Gupta
Class XI and XII Mathematics R.D. Sharma
Trigonometry, Geometry Books S.L. Loney
Integral Calculus for IIT-JEE Amit Agarwal
Calculus and Analytic Geometry Thomas and Finney
Problems in Calculus of One Variable I. A. Maron
Higher Algebra Hall and Knight

Check B.Arch Exam Pattern here

JEE Main Mathematics Syllabus: Numerical Value Based Questions

Q1. Let α and β be two roots of the equation x2+2x+2=0, then α 15+β15 is equal to_____________.

Ans. -256

Q2. Consider a group of 5 females and 7 males. The number of different teams consisting of 2 females and 3 males, that can be formed from this group, if there are two specific males A and B, who refuse to be the member of the same team, is ________________.

Ans. 300

Q3. If y = y (x) is the solution of the differential equation x +2y = x2 satisfying y (1) = 1, then 16 y (1/2) is equal to _______.

Ans. 49


Q.Is NCERT enough for JEE Main Mathematics preparation?

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 at 01:26 pm

Answer: NCERT should be treated as the base book for the preparation. However, it is not enough, thus you should also refer to other books like R.D Sharma, M.L. Khanna etc.

Q.When will the first session of JEE Main 2021 be conducted?

Last updated on December 23rd, 2020 at 01:26 pm

Answer: The first session of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted from 23rd February 2021- 26th February 2021.

JEE Main Physics Syllabus (Updated): Important Topics, Weightage, Paper Analysis

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 05:05 pm

NTA, which is now the conducting authority for JEE Main, will release the JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021. This year it might make some changes in the exam pattern of the examination. However, it is also likely that there will be changes in JEE Main Syllabus 2010 or JEE Main Physics Syllabus due to the reduction in Class XII syllabus by some boards.

  • JEE Main 2021 will be a Computer-Based Mode (CBT) exam.
  • Students can practice JEE Main Mock Tests for a better understanding of CBT.
  • Since last year, JEE Main Physics section will hold 20 objective type questions and 5 numerical value questions. These 5 numerical questions won’t have any negative marking.
  • Meanwhile, JEE Advanced Syllabus 2020 also had few additional topics which required higher-level understanding.

Latest Update:

  • Updated JEE Main Syllabus 2021 will be released by NTA soon.
  • Till then, students can have a look at JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020 and start their preparation accordingly.

JEE Main 2021 Physics Syllabus Highlights

The JEE Main Syllabus is pretty vast and it usually takes at least 2 years to master everything.

  • Also, NTA JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021 is considerably similar to the CBSE Curriculum.
  • So, the syllabus contains two sections – A and B.
    • Section A pertains to the Theory Part which holds 80% of the total weightage.
    • Meanwhile, Section B contains Practical Part (Physics Experimental Skills) with 20% weightage.

Read the following article to know more about JEE Main Physics Syllabus. You can also save this article by using Print Option (Ctrl + P) and save the NTA JEE Main Physics Syllabus PDF in case you need it in future.

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JEE Main 2021 Physics SyllabusJEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021: Theory (Section A)

There are a lot of important topics in JEE Main Physics. The JEE Main Physics Kinematics has a good weightage in the exam. Students can also refer to the past paper analysis of JEE Main to understand more deeply about the weightage of various chapters. The following table depicts the JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020 (Theory Part)-

S.No. Unit Topics
1 Physics and Measurement Physics, Technology and society, S.I. units,
Fundamental and derived units.
Least count, accuracy and precision of measuring instruments, Errors in measurement,
Dimensions of Physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications
2 Kinematics Frame of reference.
Motion in a straight line: Position-time graph, speed and velocity.
Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time, position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion.
Scalars and Vectors, Vector Addition and Subtraction, Zero Vector, Scalar and Vector products, Unit Vector, Resolution of a Vector
Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane.
Projectile Motion, Uniform Circular Motion
3 Laws of Motion Force and Inertia,
Newton’s First Law of motion: Momentum, Newton’s Second Law of motion: Impulse and Newton’s Third Law of motion.
Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications, Equilibrium of concurrent forces.
Static and Kinetic friction, Laws of friction, Rolling friction.
Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force and its applications,
4 Work, Energy and Power Work done by a constant force and a variable force; Kinetic and potential energies, Work-Energy theorem
Potential energy of a spring, Conservation of mechanical energy, Conservative and nonconservative forces;
Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.
5 Rotational Motion Centre of mass of a two-particle system, Centre of mass of a rigid body
Basic concepts of rotational motion; moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications
Moment of inertia, Radius of gyration
Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications.
Rigid body rotation, Equations of rotational motion
6 Gravitation The Universal law of gravitation
Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion
Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential.
Escape velocity.
Orbital velocity of a satellite. Geostationary satellites.
7 Properties of Solids and Liquids Elastic behaviour, Stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s Law, Young’s modulus, bulk modulus, modulus of rigidity. Pressure due to a fluid column
Pascal’s law and its applications
Viscosity, Stokes’ law, terminal velocity, streamline and turbulent flow, Reynolds number
Bernoulli’s principle and its applications
Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, application of surface tension – drops, bubbles and capillary rise
Heat, temperature, thermal expansion;
Specific heat capacity, calorimetry
Change of state, latent heat
Heat transfer-conduction, convection and radiation, Newton’s law of cooling
8 Thermodynamics Thermal equilibrium, zeroth law of thermodynamics, concept of temperature
Heat, work and internal energy
First law of thermodynamics
The second law of thermodynamics: reversible and irreversible processes
Carnot engine and its efficiency
9 Kinetic Theory of Gases Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas.
Kinetic theory of gases -assumptions, concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature: rms speed of gas molecules
Degrees of freedom, Law of equipartition of energy
Applications to specific heat capacities of gases Mean free path
Avogadro’s number
10 Oscillations and Waves Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time.
Periodic functions
Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring -restoring force and force constant;
Energy in S.H.M. – kinetic and potential energies; Simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time period
Free, forced and damped oscillations,
Wave motion
Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave
Displacement relation for a progressive wave
Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect in sound
11 Electrostatics Electric charges: Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s law-forces between two point charges, forces between multiple charges
Superposition principle and continuous charge distribution
Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole, Electric field due to a dipole, Torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field
Gauss’s law and its applications to find field due to infinitely long uniformly charged straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell, Electric flux,
Electric potential and its calculation for a point charge, electric dipole and system of charges.
Equipotential surfaces, Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges in an electrostatic field.
Conductors and insulators, Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitor, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, Energy stored in a capacitor.
12 Current Electricity Electric current, Drift velocity, Ohm’s law, Electrical resistance, Resistances of different materials, V-I characteristics of Ohmic and non-ohmic conductors
Electrical energy and power, Electrical resistivity, Colour code for resistors
Series and parallel combinations of resistors; Temperature dependence of resistance.
Electric Cell and its Internal resistance, Potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel
Kirchhoff’s laws and their applications
Wheatstone bridge, Metre bridge
Potentiometer – principle and its applications.
13 Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism Biot – Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop.
Ampere’s law and its applications to infinitely long current carrying straight wire and solenoid.
Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields.
Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field. Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of ampere, Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field
Moving coil galvanometer, its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter.
Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment. Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements.
Para-, dia-, and ferro- magnetic substances.
Magnetic susceptibility and permeability, Hysteresis, Electromagnets and permanent magnets.
14 Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents Electromagnetic induction
Faraday’s law, induced emf and current
Lenz’s Law, Eddy currents
Self and mutual inductance
Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/voltage
Reactance and Impedance; LCR series circuit, Resonance
Quality factor, power in AC circuits, wattless current.
AC Generator and Transformer.
15 Electromagnetic Waves Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics.
Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves.
Electromagnetic spectrum(radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X rays, gamma rays).
Applications of e.m. waves.
16 Optics Reflection and refraction of light at plane and spherical surfaces, mirror formula, Total internal reflection and its applications,
Deviation and Dispersion of light by a prism, Lens Formula, Magnification, Power of a Lens, Combination of thin lenses in contact, Microscope and Astronomical Telescope (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.
Wave optics: wavefront and Huygens’ principle, Laws of reflection and refraction using Huygen’s principle.
Interference, Young’s double slit experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light.
Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum. Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes, Polarisation, plane polarized light
Brewster’s law, uses of plane polarized light and Polaroids.
17 Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation Dual nature of radiation
Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations
Einstein’s photoelectric equation
Particle nature of light
Matter waves-wave nature of the particle, de Broglie relation.
Davis son-Germer experiment.
18 Atoms and Nuclei Alpha-particle scattering experiment
Rutherford’s model of the atom
Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum
Composition and size of the nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars, and isotones
Radioactivity-alpha, beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties
Radioactive decay law
Mass-energy relation, mass defect
Binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion.
19 Electronic Devices Semiconductors
Semiconductor diode: I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias
Diode as a rectifier
1-V characteristics of LED, photodiode, solar cell and Zener diode; Zener diode as a voltage regulator
Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor
Transistor as an amplifier(common emitter configuration) and oscillator
Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND and NOR), Transistor as a switch
20 Communication Systems Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere
Sky and space wave propagation, Need for modulation, Amplitude and Frequency Modulation, Bandwidth of signals, Bandwidth of Transmission medium,
Basic Elements of a Communication System (Block Diagram only).

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JEE Main Physics Experimental Skills (Section B)

The following table depicts the JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2020 – Experimental Skills. The changes will be updated in this table as soon as JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021 is released by NTA.

Unit 1 to 10

S.No. Experiments
1 Vernier callipers-its use to measure internal and external diameter and depth of a vessel.
2 Screw gauge-its use to determine thickness/ diameter of thin sheet/wire.
3 Simple Pendulum-dissipation of energy by plotting a graph between square of amplitude and time.
4 Metre Scale – mass of a given object by principle of moments.
5 Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a metallic wire.
6 Surface tension of water by capillary rise and effect of detergents.
7 Co-efficient of Viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring terminal velocity of a given spherical body.
8 Plotting a cooling curve for the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time.
9 Speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube.
10 Specific heat capacity of a given (i) solid and (ii) liquid by method of mixtures.


Unit 11 to 22

S.No. Experiments
11 Resistivity of the material of a given wire using metre bridge.
12 Resistance of a given wire using Ohm’s law.
13 Potentiometer

-Comparison of emf of two primary cells.

-Determination of internal resistance of a cell.

14 Resistance and figure of merit of a galvanometer by half deflection method
15 Focal length of-Convex mirror

-Concave mirror, and

-Convex lens

using parallax method

16 Plot of angle of deviation vs angle of incidence for a triangular prism.
17 Refractive index of a glass slab using a traveling microscope.
18 Characteristic curves of a p-n junction diode in forward and reverse bias.
19 Zener diode characteristic curves and finding reverse breakdown voltage.
20 Characteristic curves of a transistor and finding current gain and voltage gain.
21 Identification of Diode, LED, Transistor, IC, Resistor, Capacitor from mixed collection of such items.
22 Using multimeter to-Identify base of a transistor

-Distinguish between npn and pnp type transistor

-See the unidirectional flow of current in case of a diode and an LED.

-Check the correctness or otherwise of a given electronic component (diode, transistor or IC).

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Books For Preparing JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021

A lot of important topics in JEE Main Physics Syllabus 2021 are not easy to apprehend. If students do not have the best books explaining important topics, a lot of logic behind certain things is left out. To under topics with ease and to know the logic behind certain formulae, major experts suggest the best books given below-

Books Author
Concepts of Physics Volume 1 and Volume 2 H.C. Verma
Feynman Lectures on Physics Feynman, Leighton and Sands
Problems in General Physics IE Irodov
Objective Questions on Physics- Chapterwise Solved Papers D.C. Pandey
Fundamentals of Physics Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Problems in Physics AA Pinsky
Advance Physics Nelkon and Parker

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JEE Main 2021 Paper Attempting Tips

Preparation is the prime way to crack competitive exams like JEE Main. But we should keep in mind that mere preparation is not enough. Knowing how to attempt the JEE Main paper is equally important. Below given are some general paper attempting tips that will help you to score good marks in the examination.

  • Section Attempting Order:
    • According to experts and past trend analysis idle paper attempting order should be in the following manner- first Chemistry, then Maths and Physics last.
    • The logic behind this is that Chemistry has more fact-based questions and the level of logical questions rises from Chemistry to Maths to Physics.
    • It is easier to solve fact-based questions than solving questions with calculations.
    • This way students can secure some marks before moving forward to the tougher parts.
    • However, the students’ command in each subject also plays an important role here.
  • Segregation of Questions: 
    • Segregation of questions in terms of their difficulty level is important.
    • On average in JEE Main paper 30 easy questions are expected.
    • This clearly means that 120 marks can be secured easily.
    • Securing these 120 marks will help students to get themselves ranked among 2,00,000 candidates.
  • Elimination: 
    • The trend analysis shows that (20-25%) of questions in the Mathematics section can be solved using substitution and elimination methods.
    • This means that the students need to substitute the answer from the multiple choices in the question and then eliminate the wrong answers.
    • Also, this method saves time and gives the correct answer almost every time.
    • In some other questions also, the answers can be eliminated by using logic.
  • Solving Previous Year Papers:
    • This tip is very much effective; solving previous year papers and analyzing results.
    • It will also help you to locate your stronger and weaker topics.
    • Knowing your strength will help to understand which questions you should attempt first and secure some marks.
  • Accuracy: 
    • It is always preferable to attempt questions of the topics you have great command rather than focusing on weaker areas.
    • This way you will save your time and energy.
    • Also, there is a higher chance of scoring good marks if there is a minimum negative marking.
  • Don’t Over Attempt: 
    • Students need to keep in mind that the number of correct answers has more weightage than the number of attempted questions.
    • Also, you must attempt only those questions which you are confident about.
    • Solving extra questions only increases the chances of negative marking.
    • Skipping the questions which seem too difficult will be a smart move to save time and candidates to dedicate more time to solve easier questions.
  • Time management: 
    • After attempting the exam it is important to revise the attempted questions in order to locate possible errors.
    • So, good time management will help you to save 15 min out of 3 hours to facilitate revision.


Some Numerical Value Type Questions in JEE Main Physics

Given below are some numerical value questions which have been provided in the official sample questions of JEE Main Physics. These were introduced for the first time in the JEE Main Physics section in 2020.

Q1. A particle moves in the x-y plane under the influence of a force such that the linear momentum is P(t) = A [ î cos kt – ĵ sin kt ] Where A and k are constants. The angle in degrees between force and momentum is_________.

Ans. 90

Q2. A power line lies along the east-west direction and carries a current of 10 A. The force per meter due to the earth’s magnetic field of 10-4 T is 10-X N/m. The value of x is_____________.

Ans. 3

Q3. Light of wavelength 0.6 mm from a sodium lamp falls on a photocell and causes the emission of photoelectrons for which the stopping potential is 0.5 V. With the light of wavelength 0.4 mm from a mercury lamp the stopping potential is 1.5 V. Then, the work function in eV of the photocell surface is____________.

Ans. 1.5

These questions above are just samples taken from the official sample questions provided by NTA. You can also go through previous years’ question papers to understand the JEE Main exam pattern.


Aspirants can also download the PDF of sample questions on numerical value for JEE Main Physics. As you have reviewed the whole syllabus of JEE Main Physics, you must have understood the topics which are highly important for the exam. JEE Main Physics Kinematics, Optics, Electrostatics are the top-scoring chapters for this section. Make sure to give these topics enough time. All the best!

JEE Main Physics FAQs

Ques.: Does the JEE Main 2021 Physics syllabus have questions from Class XI also?

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 03:37 pm

Ans: Yes, the JEE Main Physics syllabus 2021 contains topics from class 11th and 12th as well.

Ques: What is the weightage of section B in JEE Main Physics syllabus 2021?

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 03:37 pm

Ans: JEE Main Physics syllabus has two sections- weightage of Section B is 20% whereas Section-A consisting of theory having 80% weightage.

Ques. Has the JEE Main 2021 Physics syllabus been released officially?

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 03:38 pm

Ans. No, NTA has not released the official JEE Main Physics Syllabus yet. However, itt will be released soon and will be updated here.

Ques. What are the most preferable books for JEE Main Physics syllabus preparation?

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 03:38 pm

Ans. Most preferred books – Problems in Physics by AA Pinsky, advanced Physics by Nelkon and Parker, Concepts of Physics Volume 1 and Volume 2 by H.C. Verma and yes don’t forget NCERT books.