JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021, Marking Scheme – Check Latest Exam Pattern Here

JEE Main consists of two papers, Paper one for B.Tech/ B.E. aspirants and paper two for B.Arch/ B. Planning. As per the exam pattern of JEE Main 2021, Paper one can comprise of objective type questions based on Maths, Chemistry, and Physics having equal weightage within the total of 360 marks. Whereas, Paper two of JEE Main are going to be for 390 marks based on Arithmetic, Aptitude and Drawing skills. Each of the papers is of three hours.

NTA, the exam conducting body have declared the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern. According to it, Paper I and II are conducted in 2 shifts per day. Also, paper one is being held in complete computer-based mode, while paper II is conducted partly computer-based (mathematics and aptitude test) and partly pen-and-paper based(drawing test).

Engineering aspirants will improve their preparation strategy with the help of the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern released by NTA. JEE Main exam pattern 2021 can help candidates getting familiar with the type of queries asked together with their weightage. Candidates may get an idea concerning the marking scheme and duration by looking at the exam pattern of JEE Main. From this text, one will get complete information on JEE Main exam pattern 2021 which is given below.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern:

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 indicates the exam mode, type of question, marking scheme, etc. The JEE Main exam may be a national level examination, which is organized to provide admissions in undergraduate engineering and architecture courses provided by NITs, IIITs, and IITs. It is conducted in 2 parts i.e. paper one for engineering and paper two for architecture. It’ll be conducted in online mode. Through this article, we are providing detailed information concerning the JEE Main 2021 exam.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 (Changed) – Read Below

Examination Pattern
Dates of Examination Between 6th January 2021 (Monday) to 11th January 2021 (Saturday)
Allocation of Date and shift Random
The medium of Question Paper Candidates have to opt for the language of QP in the Online Application Form.
English & Hindi All Centre Cities
English, Hindi, and Gujarati Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli
(a) B.E./B. Tech. “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only to be attempted on Computer. The syllabus is available on NTA’s Website.
Subject wise distribution of
Questions, Total Number of
Questions and Marks
Subject No of Questions Marks
Mathematics (20+5*) 100
Physics (20+5*) 100
Chemistry (20+5*) 100
Total 75 300
*20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have an answer to be filled as a numerical value.
Marking Scheme for MCQs Correct Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
Marking Scheme for questions
for which answer is a Numerical
value
Correct Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer No mark (0)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
Method of determining merit Conversion of the raw score in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Total
into NTA scores. Overall merit shall be prepared by merging NTA scores of all
shifts of all days.
Method of resolving ties Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in B.E./B.Tech,
will be resolved in following descending order:

  • NTA score in Mathematics
  • NTA score in Physics
  • NTA score in Chemistry
  • Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper
  • Candidates older in Age
(b) B. Arch: Mathematics- Part I and Aptitude Test-Part II in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test –Part III in “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on drawing sheet of A4 size
Subject wise distribution of Questions, Total Number of Questions and Marks Subject No of Questions Marks
Mathematics-Part I (20+5*) 100
Aptitude Test-Part II 50 200
Drawing Test –Part III 02 100
Total 77 400
*20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have an answer to be filled as a numerical value.
(a) Marking Scheme for MCQs Correct Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
(b) Marking Scheme for questions for which answer is a Numerical value Correct Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer No mark (0)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
(c) Marking Scheme for Drawing Test –Part III Two questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks.
Method of determining merit Conversion of the raw score in Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Drawing
Test and Total into NTA Scores.
Overall merit shall be prepared by merging NTA Scores of all
shifts of all days.
Method of resolving ties Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in B.Arch will
be resolved in following descending order:

  • NTA score in Mathematics
  • NTA score in Aptitude Test
  • NTA score in Drawing Test
  • Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper
  • Candidates older in age
(c) B. Planning: Mathematics- Part I, Aptitude Test-Part II and Planning Based Questions Part III in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only.
Subject wise distribution of
Questions, Total Number of
Questions and Marks
Subject No of Questions Marks
Mathematics-Part I (20+5*) 100
Aptitude Test-Part II 50 200
Planning Based Objective Type MCQs –Part III 25 100
Total 100 400
*20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have an answer to be filled as a numerical value
Marking Scheme for MCQs Correct Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
Marking Scheme for questions for
which answer is a Numerical value
Correct Answer Four marks (+4)
Incorrect Answer No mark (0)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
Method of determining merit Conversion of the raw score in Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning Based Test, and Total into NTA Scores. Overall merit shall be prepared by merging NTA Scores of all shifts of all days.
Method of resolving ties Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in B.Planning
will be resolved in following descending order:

  • NTA score in Mathematics
  • NTA score in Aptitude Test
  • NTA score in Planning Based Questions
  • Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper
  • Candidates older in age

JEE Main Paper One Exam Pattern:

Check the JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern for paper-1 and paper-2 from here:
Courses: The paper-1 of JEE Main 2021 is going to be conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering courses.
Exam Mode: The examination is going to be held through online mode.
Subjects: JEE Main Paper one can contain queries from chemistry, physics and arithmetic subjects.
Number of Questions: It’ll contain a total of ninety objective type queries. Weightage to all subjects is given equal. A total of thirty queries are going to be asked from every subject.
Type of Questions: Objective type -Multiple choice queries are going to be asked.
Exam Duration: The exam length is going to be three hours. four hours for candidates having a 40% disability. It’ll be conducted in 2 sittings, i.e. 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
Question Paper Medium: For all exam city centres, the question paper medium is English and Hindi. Students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities have the option to opt the question paper in English, Hindi and Gujarati medium. Candidates ought to exercise the option of question paper language at the time of filling the application form.
Marking Scheme: Every correct question will carry four marks.
Negative Marking: 1/4 negative marking for each incorrect answer i.e. one mark is going to be subtracted for every incorrect response.

Subjects Questions Marks
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

ALSO READ: JEE MAIN SYLLABUS 2021.

JEE Main Paper Two Exam Pattern:

Courses: The paper-2 of JEE Main 2021 is conducted for admission to undergraduate architecture courses.
Exam Mode: The mode of exam for paper-2 is on-line solely. The drawing test for Paper 2 is conducted through offline mode.
Subjects: The JEE Main Paper 2 can includes 3 parts that are arithmetic, aptitude test, and drawing test.
Number of Questions: This paper can consist total of fifty queries for aptitude test, 2queries for drawing test and thirty queries from arithmetic.
Type of Questions: Objective Type -Multiple choice queries are asked for Part-I and Part-II.
Exam Duration: The period of the examination is three hours. four hours for candidates having a 40% disability.
Question Paper Medium: Question paper medium is English and Hindi. Students filling the exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities have the option to opt the question paper in English, Hindi and Gujarati medium.
Marking System: Each objective type question can carry four marks for the correct response and 2 drawing queries contains a total of seventy marks.
Negative Marking: For each incorrect response 1/4 of the entire marks allotted to that question are subtracted from the entire score.

Subjects Questions Marks
Aptitude test-II 50 200
Mathematics-I 30 120
Drawing-III 1 (a,b &c) 70
Total 81 390

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