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Exam Pattern JEE Main 2021

Feb 18, 2021 by Admin
Exam Pattern JEE Main 2021

The NTA conducts the JEE Main 2021, and speculated date for the exam is from 23-26 Feb 2021. The authority revealed that they would be conducting the JEE Main exam in a different pattern this year because of the pandemic situation. JEE Main is mainly for the engineering program admissions in all the accepting colleges. This year the exam will be held in four different sessions starting from Feb till May 2021. Currently, NTA has also increased the times of attempting and also slightly changed the exam pattern. Now, candidates will have 30 questions under every individual section of the paper and will have to compulsorily attend 25 questions as a must.    

JEE Main admit cards have already been released where the students can easily login with their details and download them by submitting a self-declaration letter.   

To score better, candidates will have to know the present exam pattern and important topics to perform the JEE Main exam. In the below tables, there is a briefed idea about the new exam pattern:

Exam Pattern For Paper 1 of JEE Main 2021

Exam parameters


Examination  Mode

Online (CBT)

Time Duration

3 hours (4 hours for disabled candidates)

Total Questions

90 questions

Total Value of the paper



Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Marking Guide

4 marks for every right answer and no negative marking is given

Subject-wise Division of Questions

30 questions under every section


English, Hindi, and other regional language as well


  • Calculate the candidates' merit score; they will have to convert the raw marks secured in subjects like Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics to get total NTA scores. 
  • It has a negative marking of one mark only for MCQ's for each wrong answer
  • In case if there is a tie in the NTA scores between 2 candidates, then it will be resolved by placing the priority marks in the following order:
  • NTA score in Mathematics--NTA score in Physics--NTA score in Chemistry and candidates who are having a lesser proportion of negative to positive responses.
  • This is an online exam with around 1611 participating colleges

Subject-wise Division


Number of Questions

Total marks


30 (20 MCQ + 10 NV)



30 (20 MCQ + 10 NV)



30 (20 MCQ + 10 NV)



90 Questions (75 compulsory)