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Introduction of JEE Main

JEE Main Examination is conducted by CBSE for Admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions and Institutions funded by participating State Governments.

JEE Main shall have two papers. Candidates seeking for admission to B.E./B.Tech. course have to appear for Paper-1. While candidates seeking for admission to B.Arch./B.Planning course have to appear for Paper-2.

JEE Main is also a qualifying exam for the JEE Advanced, which a candidate has to clear if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes

JEE Main is a one of the premier Engineering Entrance exam conducted. It is a computer-based online test conducted by National Testing Agency for students aspiring to pursue undergraduate courses in top engineering colleges in India. It is the first phase of the IIT Joint Entrance Exam in order to get into Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) as the aspirants also need to give JEE Advanced Exam to qualify

The JEE Main date and timing  is announced by National Testing Agency (NTA). The candidates can take the exam either in the month of January or in April. The candidates can also opt to appear in both January and April if they so desire. In such a case, the better of two NTA scores will be considered by the exam conducting authority in preparing the ranks/merit list.

JEE main also serves as admission test to IITs, CFITs, NITs, and other Government funded technical institutes based on the marks obtained in JEE Main. Also, the top 2,50,000 students from JEE Main will qualify to appear for JEE Advanced.

JEE Main will comprise of three papers. Paper 1 will be for students who are planning to take B.Tech courses, whereas Paper 2A will be B. Arch programs and Paper 2B will be for B.Planning courses.

NTA has introduced the new exam pattern for the upcoming 2021 exam. Meanwhile, the JEE registration and JEE application process for the February started in December. This time JEE Main (Paper 1) will be conducted in four timings namely February, March, April and May sessions. However, B. Arch and B. Planning papers (papers 2A and 2B) will be held only twice a year in the months of February and May 2021. Further details are provided below.

Students appearing for class 12 board exams with Physics and Maths as their compulsory subjects are eligible to appear for JEE Main 2021. 2019-20 pass-outs are also eligible to appear for this exam. However, before applying for the exam candidates should fulfil the JEE Main eligibility criteria. Failing to do so will result in the rejection of the application.

In JEE Main, the difficulty level of exam lies between moderate to tough. If we look at the previous year papers and break it down subject-wise, the Chemistry section is usually the easiest while Physics is found to be on a moderate level. Mathematics can be considered to be the toughest. In comparison to JEE Advanced, most of the questions in JEE Main are straightforward and NCERT based. However, a few tricky questions are also present and they are designed to test each candidate’s understanding of the concepts as well as their analytical skills. Meanwhile, NTA has set up several practice centres to familiarise students with the JEE Main examination.

offered by the IITs/ISM Dhanbad.


What is JEE Main and Why You Should Take it?

JEE Main is a standardized test that is conducted across different states in India. The exam is held at an undergraduate level for offering admissions in some of the best engineering and technical institutions that are Government funded or privately owned. The top reasons for taking the exam are:

  • It is the only platform for engineering aspirants to land a seat in some of the premier technical institutes.
  • JEE Main is the first step for IIT aspirants to get admission in top IITs and other colleges across the country through JEE Advanced.

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