JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

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JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern (Revised)

JEE Main 2021 exam pattern has been revised, and the number of questions in the entrance exam has been increased from 75 to 90. Each subject will have 30 questions now. The candidates must note that Section B consists of numerical questions, and he/ she will have the option to answer any five questions out of 10. There is no choice in Section A. The detailed exam pattern can be checked below. 

List of Changes in JEE Main 2021

Table of Contents

Overview of Changes in JEE Main Exam PatternJEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 1
 JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 2 JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 3

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    Overview of Major Changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021

    Here are some of the major changes in the exam pattern -

    • This year, the number of questions have been increased
    • Out of 90 questions, the candidates can answer any 75 questions.
    • Section B in each subject will have 10 questions out of which the candidates can answer five
    • There will be no negative marking in Section B
    • JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 13 languages. 

    Changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern

     

    JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 for Paper I (B.E/ B.Tech)

    Out of 10 numerical questions in each section, the candidates can answer any five questions -

    Name of the Subject

    Total Number of Questions

    Marks

    Mathematics

    20 MCQ Based Questions + Ten Numerical Value Questions

    100

    Physics

    20 MCQ Based Questions + Ten Numerical Value Questions

    100

    Chemistry

    20 MCQ Based Questions + Ten Numerical Value Based Questions

    100

    Total

    90 Questions (75 Questions can be Answered)

    300

    Marking Scheme for JEE Main Paper I

    Name of the Section

    Marking Scheme

    MCQ-Based Questions

     

    Marks for Correct Answer

    04

    Negative Mark for Incorrect Answer

    -1

    Negative Mark for Unaswered/ Marked for Review Questions

    0

    Numerical Value Questions

    Marks for Correct Answer

    04

    Negative Mark for Incorrect Answer

    0

    Negative Mark for Unaswered/ Marked for Review Questions

    0

    Tie Breaking Policy for JEE Main Paper I

    If two or more candidates score the same marks in JEE Main Paper I exam, the order of merit will be determined as per the following tie-breaking rules. In order to make the candidates have a detailed understanding of tie-breaking policy, we have explained the same with some examples.

    Tie Breaker 1: Candidates scoring higher marks in Mathematics will be given priority in the merit list as per tie-breaker policy - 1.

    Example:

    Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 280 out of 300 in JEE Main Paper I. However, Candidate A scored 80 marks in Mathematics, while Candidate B scored 82 in Mathematics. Here, Candidate B will be given priority in the merit list as per the Tie Breaker Policy 1.

    Tie Breaker 2: This policy comes into effect only if two or more candidates score the same marks in Mathematics. Since two or more candidates have similar marks in Mathematics, the marks scored by candidates in Physics will be taken into consideration to determine the merit.

    Example:

    Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 280 out of 300 in JEE Main Paper I. Both of them have also scored 80 marks in Mathematics. However, Candidate A scored 85 in Physics and Candidate B scored 82 in Physics. As per the tie-breaker policy 2, Candidate A will be given higher preference in the merit list than Candidate B.

    Tie Breaker 3: This policy comes into effect only if two or more candidates score similar marks in Physics. In such cases, marks scored by candidates in Chemistry will be taken into consideration to determine the merit.

    Example:

    Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 280 out of 300 marks in JEE Main Paper I. On the other hand, both these candidates scored same marks in Mathematics and Physics section of the exam. However, Candidate A scored 80 marks in Chemistry and Candidate B scored 81 marks. As per tie-breaker policy 3, Candidate B will be given higher preference in merit list than Candidate A.

    Tie Breaker 4: This policy comes into effect only if two or more candidates score same marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry sections of JEE Maine Paper I. In such cases, the candidate with less number of negative responses in the exam will be given higher preference in the order of merit.

    Example:

    Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 250 marks in JEE Main Paper I. On the other hand, both these candidates scores same marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. However, the number of wrong answers by Candidate A is 16, while the number of wrong answers by Candidate B is 18. In order to determine the merit, Candidate A will be given higher preference in the order of merit, as the number of wrong answers by Candidate A is less than Candidate B.

    Tie Breaker 5: This policy comes into effect only if a tie still persists after applying all the above rules. In such cases, candidates older in age will be given higher preference in the merit list. Check the example below for a better understanding.

    Example:

    Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B scored 240 marks in JEE Main Paper I. On the other hand, these candidates scored same marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. At the same time, the number of incorrect answers by these candidates is also the same. However, Candidate A is 17 years and 6 months old and Candidate B is 17 years and 8 months old. As per tie-breaker policy 5, Candidate B will be given higher preference in the merit list.

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    JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern for Paper II (B.Arch)

    JEE Main Paper II exam pattern 2021, marking scheme and tie-breaking policy can be checked below -

    Name of the Subject

    Total Number of Questions

    Marks

    Mathematics Part I

    20 MCQ Based Question and Ten Numerical Value Questions

    100

    Aptitude Test Part II

    50

    200

    Drawing Test Part III

    02

    100

    Total

    82

    400

    Marking Scheme for JEE Main Paper II

    Name of the Section

    Marking Scheme

    MCQ-Based Questions

    Marks for Correct Answer

    04

    Negative Mark for Incorrect Answer

    -1

    Negative Mark for Unaswered/ Marked for Review Questions

    0

    Numerical Value Questions

    Marks for Correct Answer

    04

    Negative Mark for Incorrect Answer

    0

    Negative Mark for Unaswered/ Marked for Review Questions

    0

    Drawing Test Part III

    Two Questions will be evaluated for 100 marks.

    -

    Tie Breaking Policy for JEE Main Paper II

    If two or more candidates secure the same marks in JEE Main Paper II exam, the below rules or tie-breaking policy will be applied to determine the merit of candidates.

    Tie Breaker 1: Candidates scoring higher marks in Mathematics in JEE Main Paper II will be given preference in the merit list as per tie-breaker policy 1.

    Example:

    Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 360 out of 400 marks in JEE Main. However, Candidate A scored 79 marks in Mathematics and Candidate B scored 81 marks. The preference in the order of merit will be given to Candidate B, as he scored higher marks in Mathematics than Candidate A.

    Tie Breaker 2: This policy comes into effect when two or more candidates score the same marks in Mathematics. In such cases, candidates with higher marks in the Aptitude Test will be given higher preference in the merit list.

    Example:

    Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 350 out of 400 marks in JEE Main. However, Candidate A scored 140 marks in Paper-II, while Candidate B scored 139 marks. In such cases, Candidate A will be given higher preference in the order of merit than Candidate B.

    Tie Breaker 3: This policy comes into effect if two or more candidates score the same marks in Mathematics and Aptitude Test. In such cases, candidates with higher marks in Drawing Test will be given preference in the order of merit.

    Example:

    Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 350 out of 400 in JEE Main Paper II. On the other hand, these candidates have also scored the same marks in Mathematics and Aptitude Test. However, Candidate A scored 78 marks in Drawing Test and Candidate B scored 80 marks. In such cases, Candidate B will be the higher preference in the merit list, as he scored higher marks in Drawing Test than Candidate A.

    Tie Breaker 4: This policy comes into effect if two or more candidates score the same marks in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. In such cases, candidates with the less number of negative answers or incorrect answers in JEE Main Paper-II exam will be given preference in the order of merit.

    Example:

    Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 250 marks in JEE Main Paper II. On the other hand, both these candidates scores same marks in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. However, the number of wrong answers by Candidate A is 16, while the number of wrong answers by Candidate B is 18. In order to determine the merit, Candidate A will be given higher preference in the order of merit, as the number of wrong answers by Candidate A is less than Candidate B.

    Tie Breaker 5: This policy comes into effect only if the tie still persists after applying all the above rules. In such cases, candidates older in age will be given higher preference in the merit list. Check the example below for a better understanding.

    Example:

    Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B scored 240 marks in JEE Main Paper II. On the other hand, these candidates scored same marks in Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. At the same time, the number of incorrect answers by these candidates is also the same. However, Candidate A is 17 years and 6 months old and Candidate B is 17 years and 8 months old. As per tie-breaker policy 5, Candidate B will be given higher preference in the merit list.

    JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 for Paper III (B.Planning)

    JEE Main exam pattern 2021 for Paper III, i.e., B.Planning can be checked below -

    Name of the Subject

    Total Number of Questions

    Marks

    Mathematics Part I

    20 MCQ Based Question and Ten Numerical Value Questions

    100

    Aptitude Test Part II

    50

    200

    Planning Based Objective Type Questions

    25

    100

    Total

    105

    400

     

    Marking Scheme for JEE Main Paper III

    Name of the Section

    Marking Scheme

    MCQ-Based Questions

    Marks for Correct Answer

    04

    Negative Mark for Incorrect Answer

    -1

    Negative Mark for Unaswered/ Marked for Review Questions

    0

    Numerical Value Questions

    Marks for Correct Answer

     

    04

    Negative Mark for Incorrect Answer

    0

    Negative Mark for Unaswered/ Marked for Review Questions

    0

    Tie Breaking Policy for JEE Main Paper III

    If two or more candidates score the same marks in JEE Main Paper III exam, the order of merit will be determined only after applying the tie-breaking policies as mentioned below -

    Tie Breaker 1: Candidates scoring higher marks in Mathematics in JEE Main Paper III will be given preference in the merit list as per tie-breaker policy 1.

    Example:

    Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 360 out of 400 marks in JEE Main Paper III. However, Candidate A scored 79 marks in Mathematics and Candidate B scored 81 marks. The preference in the order of merit will be given to Candidate B, as he/she scored higher marks in Mathematics than Candidate A.

    Tie Breaker 2: This policy comes into effect when two or more candidates score the same marks in Mathematics. In such cases, candidates with higher marks in the Aptitude Test will be given higher preference in the merit list.

    Example:

    Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 350 out of 400 marks in JEE Main Paper III. However, Candidate A scored 140 marks in Paper III, while Candidate B scored 139 marks. In such cases, Candidate A will be given higher preference in the order of merit than Candidate B.

    Tie Breaker 3: This policy comes into effect if two or more candidates scored the same marks in Mathematics and Aptitude Test. In such cases, the score secured by candidates in Planning Based Questions will be taken into consideration.

    Example:

    Let us assume that Candidate A and Candidate B have scored 350 out of 400 in JEE Main Paper III. On the other hand, these candidates have also scored the same marks in Mathematics and Aptitude Test. However, Candidate A scored 78 marks in Planning Based Questions and Candidate B scored 80 marks. In such cases, Candidate B will be given the higher preference in the merit list, as he scored higher marks in Planning Based Questions than Candidate A.

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    FAQs about JEE Main Exam Pattern

    What is the total number of question for JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

    The total number of questions in JEE Main Paper 2 exam are 82 viz., 20+10 questions from Mathematics, 50 from Aptitude and 2 from Drawing Test.

    What is the frequency of JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

    JEE Main Paper 2 exam is conducted four times a year., i.e., February, March, April and May.

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    What is JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

    JEE Main Paper 2 Exam is conducted for admission in B.Arch course.

    What is the mode of JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

    The mode of JEE Main Paper 2 exam is online (computer-based test).

    What is the exam pattern for JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

    JEE Main Paper consists of three subjects, i.e., Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. The exam is conducted for 400 marks.

    What is the total number of marks in JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

    JEE Main Paper 2 exam is conducted for 400 marks.

    Is there any negative marking for JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

    There is negative marking of -1 for MCQ based questions in JEE Main Paper 2 exam. Each wrong attempt by candidate will have a negative mark of -1

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