JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern (Out): Check New Paper Pattern & Marking Scheme

By | January 1, 2021
JEE Main Exam Pattern

NTA will conduct JEE Main 2021 from 23rd February to 26th February 2021. The exam pattern is the details regarding the question paper such as the number of questions, the marking scheme, the weightage of each section, the duration provided, etc.  In this article, we will give you complete information regarding the JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021.

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JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 indicates the paper pattern of the JEE Main exam. The exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 shows details of the number of questions asked, duration of exam, mode of exam, and other specifications. The exam will be held in both online and offline modes. While filling the JEE Main application form 2021, you must select the preferred mode accordingly.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021

The exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 will be different based on whether the candidate appears for Paper I, Paper II or Paper III. The pattern of each paper is discussed in detail below:

Parameters JEE Main 2021 – B.E./B. Tech (Paper I) JEE Main 2021 – B. Arch (Paper-II) JEE Main 2021 – B. Planning (Paper-III)
Mode of Examination CBT Mode

Mathematics  and Aptitude- CBT Mode

Drawing- Pen and paper mode

CBT Mode
Duration of exam 3 hours (180 mins) 3 hours (180 mins) 3 hours (180 mins)
Total subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type
Number of questions 75 (25 questions from each subject) 77  (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Drawing- 2) 100  (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Planning Based-25)
Type of Questions

60 (MCQs having 4 options each with 1 correct option) + 15 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value)

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQ +

Drawing- 2 Questions

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQs +

Planning Based Objective Type- 25 MCQs

Marking Scheme

For MCQs: The candidate will be awarded 4 marks for each correct response and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: The candidate will be awarded 4 marks for each correct response and no marks will be deducted for incorrect or unattempted questions.

For MCQs: The candidate will be awarded 4 marks for each correct response and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: The candidate will be awarded 4 marks for each correct response and no marks will be deducted for incorrect or unattempted questions.

For Drawing Test: 2 questions of 100 marks

For MCQs: The candidate will be awarded 4 marks for each correct response and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: The candidate will be awarded 4 marks for each correct response and no marks will be deducted for incorrect or unattempted questions.

Maximum Marks 300 Marks 400 Marks 400 Marks
Medium of paper

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

Detailed Paper Pattern

JEE Main – Paper 1

  • Mode of Exam: Pen & Paper based (offline) or Computer Based Test (CBT/Online)
  • Duration of the Exam: The total time is 3 hours.
  • Subjects: Candidates will be tested in 3 subjects, namely – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. Questions will be asked from the given JEE Main syllabus 2021.
  • The total number of questions: A total of 75 questions will be asked in the JEE Main 2020 Paper 1. Each section will have 25 questions each.
  • Type of Questions: MCQ and Numerical Value Questions.
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks. There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for objective questions, but no negative marking will be applicable for numerical value questions.
  • Total Marks awarded: The paper will be set for 300 marks.
  • Language/medium of the question paper: All candidates will be given the option to write the JEE Main exam in English or Hindi except for candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli who can opt for Gujarati.

JEE Main – Paper 2

  • Mode of Exam: The Mathematics and Aptitude section will be held in CBT Mode while the Drawing section will be held in Pen and paper mode.
  • Duration of the Exam: The total time given to students to complete the exam is 3 hours.
  • Subjects: Candidates will be tested in Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test.
  • Total number of questions: The total number of questions asked in the exam are 77  out of which Mathematics will have 25 questions, Aptitude will have 50 questions and Drawing will have 2 questions.
  • Type of Questions: The Maths section will have 20 MCQs, 5 Numerical Value questions, 50 aptitude questions and 2 drawing questions.
  • Marking Scheme: For MCQs, 4 marks will be awarded for each correct response, and  1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked. For Non- MCQs, 4 marks will be awarded for each correct response and no marks will be deducted incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked. For Drawing Test, there will be 2 questions of a total of 100 marks.
  • Total Marks awarded: The question paper will be for 400 marks in total.
  • Language/medium of question paper: Candidates will have the choice of writing the paper in English or Hindi, candidates from Gujarat, Diu& Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli can choose to write the exam in Gujarati.

JEE Main- Paper 3

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted partially in computer-based test mode.
  • Duration of Exam: 3 Hours
  • Sections/ Parts:
    • Part I – Mathematics – 20 MCQs + 5 Numeric value-based questions
    • Part II – Aptitude Test – 50 MCQs
    • Part III – Planning Based Objective Type – 25 MCQs
  • The total number of questions: 100
  • Marking Scheme: All questions in Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning Based sections have equal weightage. 4 marks will be awarded for every right answer and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Correct responses for questions which have a Numeric Value answers will be awarded 4 marks for. No negative marking will be applicable.
  • Total Marks: The total marks of the paper will be 400.
  • Exam Medium: Hindi and English. (For exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the exam will also be available in Gujarati.)

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