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JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern (New Scheme): Sample Paper, Marking Scheme, Duration

Updated On - September 06 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

New JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern has been released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) 2021 will be conducted from 26 August-02 September 2021. NTA has decided that the question paper will contain 90 questions, in which the candidate will have to attempt a total of 75 questions. The exam will be conducted to enrol the candidates in Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI).  Authority has made some changes in the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern & syllabus, which candidates must be familiar with. Candidates can go through the article to have all the information regarding the NTA JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern (New)

Candidates may appear in B. E./B.Tech or B. Arch. or B. Planning, or both according to the course in which they want to get enrolled.

New Scheme of Examination: Keeping in mind various decisions taken by various Boards across the country regarding amendments in the syllabus, NTA has decided that the question paper will contain 90 questions, in which the candidate will have to attempt a total of 75 questions. The choice will be given in Section B (numerical), which will not have any negative marking.

Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination is given below:

JEE Main New Scheme 2021
PaperSubjects
Section
A
Section
B
Question Paper DesignFirst ShiftSecond Shift
B.E./B.Tech. (Paper 1)Mathematics20*10*

*Each Subject will have two sections.

Section A will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Section B will contain Questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value.

In Section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10.


There will be no negative marking for Section B.

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Physics20*10*
Chemistry20*10*
Total90
B.E./B.Tech. (Paper 1)Mathematics – Part I20*10*

*Part -1 will have two sections.

Section A will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Section B will contain Questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value.

In Section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10.

There will be no negative marking for Section B.

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Aptitude Test – Part II50-
Drawing Test – Part II02-
Total82
B. Planning (Paper 2B)Mathematics – Part I20*10*

* Part -1 will have two sections.

Section A will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Section B will contain Questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value.

In Section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10.

There will be no negative marking for Section B.marking for Section B.

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Aptitude Test – Part II50-
Planning Based Questions - Part III25-
Total105

New Examination Pattern

  • Mode of Examination: JEE (Main) 2021 Examination will be held in “Computer Based Test” (CBT) Mode only, except that the Drawing Test for B.Arch. will be held in “Pen & Paper” (offline) mode.
  • Medium of Question Paper shall be in Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu in addition to Hindi, English and Gujarati.
  • Exam Duration will be of 3 hours (180 minutes)
  • Marking Scheme will be - (+4) for every correct answer and (-1) for every wrong answer. NO Negative Marking for Numerical Value-Based Questions.
  • Those candidates who wish to appear for B.Arch, as well as B.Planning, will have the duration of examination 3.30 hrs. i.e. from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

JEE Main 2021 Section-wise distribution of Questions and Marks

Candidates can check the section-wise distribution of questions and marks allotted to each question in JEE Main 2020 April Examination:

For B.E./B.tech

Subject-wise distribution of Questions and Marks for JEE Main B.Tech/B.E. Paper
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Physics20+10=30100
Chemistry20+10=30100
Mathematics20+10=30100
Total90 (Attempt 75)300
Note: Section A – Only MCQs. All compulsory. Section B – Only NVT questions. Answer any 5 questions out of 10.

For B.Arch

For JEE Main B.Arch Paper Subject-wise distribution of Questions and Marks
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Mathematics - Part 120+10=30100
Aptitude test - Part2 50200
Drawing Test - Part 302100
Total82 (Attempt 77)400
Note: Part I Section B - Only NVT questions. Answer any 5 questions out of 10.

For B.Planning

JEE Main Subject-wise distribution of Questions and Marks in B.Planning Paper
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Mathematics - Part 120+10+30100
Aptitude test - Part2 50200
Planning Based Objective Type MCQs –Part III25100
Total105 (Attempt 100)400
Note: Part I Section B – Only NVT questions. Answer any 5 questions out of 10
Candidates can check the JEE Main Syllabus 2021 for the details on topics along with their weightage and recommended books for preparation.

What are Numerical Value Type Questions in JEE Main 2021?

This Year National Testing Agency has introduced a new type of questions called Numerical value type questions in which the candidate will be given options, and he/she has to type in or enter the answer. For each paper, there will be 05 such questions with no negative marking. Candidates would be given a virtual calculator to type in their answer or response against such questions.

JEE Main 2021 Marking Scheme

The table given below provides a brief of the marking scheme. NTA has changed the exam pattern for JEE Main 2021 April Session.

JEE Main 2021 Marking Scheme - BE/BTech & BArch

 

BTech/BE

BArch

Correct Answer

+4

+4

Incorrect Answer

-1

-1

Un-attempted Question

0

0

Marks per section

25 questions X 4 marks = 100 marks per section

Mathematics: 25 questions X 4 marks = 100 marks

Aptitude Test = 50 questions X 4 marks = 200 marks

Drawing test = 2 questions X 50 marks = 100 marks

Total marks
300 marks
400 marks

General Instructions for JEE Main 2021

  • Candidates will not be permitted to use electronic devices like mobile phones, calculators, etc.  in JEE (Main) 2021.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to carry Instrument/Geometry/Pencil box, Handbag, Purse, any kind of Paper/ Stationery/ Textual material (printed or written material), Eatables and Water (loose or packed), Mobile Phone/ Ear Phone/ Microphone/ Pager, Calculator, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Camera, Tape Recorder, Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets, etc. in the Examination Room/ Hall.
  • However, diabetic patients will be allowed to carry eatables like sugar tablets/ fruits (like banana/ apple/ orange) and transparent water bottle to the examination hall. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like sandwich/chocolate/candy, etc.
  • Furthermore, Candidates must bring their pencils, their own geometry box set, erasers, colour pencils, and crayons for the Aptitude Test of Paper 2.

Candidates can also check JEE Main Syllabus 2021.

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