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How to take advantage of the new JEE Main 2021 Exam Schedule & Pattern?

JEE Main 2021

JEE Main 2021 exam pattern has been changed by the NTA considering the reduction in the syllabus made by CBSE and State Boards. Also, for the ease of students; the exam will be conducted in four different sessions – February, March, April, and May. The last date to register for phase 1 exam is 23rd January 2021.

The students can now choose multiple sessions to attempt the exam in case they fail on the first attempt. However, the session with the highest marks will be considered for the final merit list. Today, we will discuss the changes made to the JEE Main 2021 Exam Schedule and how one can take advantage of the same.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Schedule: Multiple Sessions & Advantages

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced that the JEE Main 2021 exam will be conducted in four different sessions, which will give flexibility to the students. This will provide another chance to the candidates who have underperformed in the prior sessions.


The examinations of the four sessions will be held in February, March, April, and May. Therefore, one can witness a gap of one month between each session, which is enough to revise all the subjects thoroughly.

 Event  February Session
 JEE Main   Registration Form   Correction  27th January to 30th January, 2021
 JEE Main 2021 Hall   Ticket  2nd week of February 2021
 JEE Main Exam   Dates  Session I   Session II Session   III Session IV  23rd February – 26th February, 2021   15th   March to 18th March, 2021 27th     April – 30th   April, 2021 24th May –   28th May, 2021

New JEE Main 2021 Exam Schedule Advantages

  • The multiple sessions of the exam will provide flexibility to students to perform at their best in examinations.
  • The first session will provide first-hand experience to the fresh candidates.
  • The students who are not well prepared for the exam may opt for the exam sessions in February or March.
  • Students can apply for the first two sessions and to attend the 3rd exam with full preparation.
  • The merit / marks will be calculated based on their best score amongst all the sessions.
  • It is not compulsory to apply for multiple sessions, however, it is highly recommended to score better marks.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern & Advantages

The JEE Main 2021 exam pattern is modified slightly keeping in mind of COVID-19 pandemic. The syllabus is not reduced though. Mentioned below is the JEE Main 2021 Pattern and how to take advantage of the same this year.

 Parameters  B.E / B.Tech  B. Arch  B. Planning
 Mode of   Examination  CBT (Online Mode)  CBT (Online Mode) for Mathematics   and Aptitude, Pen and Paper mode for   Drawing  CBT (Online Mode)
 Duration of   Examination  3 hours  3 hours  3 hours
 Subjects  Physics,     Chemistry,   and   Mathematics  Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and   Drawing test  Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and   Planning Based Objective Type
 Number of   Questions  90 questions  82 questions  105 questions
 Type of   Questions  60 MCQs 30   Numericals  80 MCQs (Maths-30, Aptitude-50) 2   Drawing questions (100 Marks)  Maths – 20 MCQs + 10 Numericals,   Aptitude – 50 MCQs, Planning Based –   25 MCQs
 Number of   Compulsory   Questions  75 (60 MCQs and 15   Numericals)  77 (5 MCQs in Mathematics are   optional)  100 (5 Numericals in Maths are optional)
 Maximum Marks  300 Marks  400 Marks  400  Marks
 Medium of   Paper  English, Hindi, Urdu,   and other regional   languages  English, Hindi, Urdu, and other   regional languages  English, Hindi, Urdu, and other regional   languages

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern: Number of Questions and Marking

The number of questions and marking scheme has also been reduced in the JEE Main Exam. The total number of questions in the B.E / B.Tech paper will be 90, 30 questions from each Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Each subject will contain two sections i.e. Section A and B, Section A will contain 20 compulsory multiple-choice questions, and Section B will contain 10 numerical questions, out of which 5 will be optional. Therefore, the number of total compulsory questions in the JEE Main 2021 paper will be 75 out of the total number of questions 90.

Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks and a negative marking of 1 mark each in case of objective type questions. However, there will be no negative marks in the case of the optional numerical questions.

The advantages of new JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021

  • JEE Main 2021 exam will contain 4 marks questions with 25% negative marking each i.e. 1 mark. However, one can see that there will be no negative marking in the Section-B questions i.e. the optional numerical questions.
  • One can take advantage of this and try to attempt all the numerical questions, which will increase the probability of scoring full marks in Section-B.
  • Students must attempt Section-A (MCQs) and five compulsory questions from Section-B and must try to complete the optional question in the remaining time.
  • Students should not hurry to complete all the questions, all the compulsory questions should be attempted with a calm mind.
  • One can attempt 25 questions of each paper – Physics, Chemistry & Biology.

By now, most students will be in their final level of preparation for the exam. But with this article, you will be able to manage your exam smartly this time. This time the opportunity to take the exam multiple times and the tweaked exam pattern, it can work wonders for you. You can now attempt all the optional numerical-based questions without risking negative marking in Section-B. Also, you can take the JEE Main 2021 exam second time if the first attempt does not work. Besides preparing, take sufficient rest in between preparations and stay fit. Stay tuned to our articles for more latest notifications!


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