The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is divided into two parts: JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced). During the year 2013, the AIEEE exam was replaced with the JEE examination. Aspirants who are looking to apply to the various undergraduate programs at the IITs, NITs, and other technical institutions that are funded by the Central and State Governments, can apply for JEE (Main).
After qualifying JEE (Main), the engineering aspirants become eligible for admissions in the different engineering colleges (except the IITs). Also, to apply for the JEE (Advanced) exam, the applicants have to first pass JEE (Main) to qualify. After qualifying JEE (Advanced), the candidates can gain admission to the prestigious IITs.
As part of the admission process of the Centrally-Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) such as the IIITs, and National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and other participating institutions, the merit list is drawn on the basis of 60 percent weightage to the candidate’s JEE (Main) scores and 40% of their scores in the Class XII board or other equivalent exams.
JEE (Main): Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to apply for the JEE (Main) examination, the applicant is required to pass Class XII exams or other equivalent ones. Additionally, if they are appearing for the Class XII or equivalent exam, they can apply provisionally.
Nonetheless, the admission process of the stipulated institution ensues as per the prescribed guidelines that the AICTE lays down.
The following contains some of the qualifying exams for the JEE (Main) exam.
- The +2 level exam as part of the 10+2 format of exams of any recognized Central or State Education Board.
- Pre-university exam or Intermediate exam that any recognized board / university conducts.
- A 3-year or 4-year diploma program that the State Board of Technical Education or AICTE recognizes.
Any candidate who has given the Class XII exam and wants to improve their scores for appearing for the JEE (Main) and JEE Advanced exams is required to appear for all subjects under the given stream from their respective boards.
JEE (Main): Syllabus
The JEE exam has questions from various subjects: Maths, Aptitude, Chemistry, and Physics.
JEE (Main): Exam Pattern
The JEE (Main) exam contains two question papers: Paper-I and Paper-II.
Candidates can choose to appear via two modes for JEE (Main) Paper-I. These include offline and online mode. The offline exam is conducted via pen and paper based and the online exam is computer based.
The JEE (Main) Paper-I is divided into Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics ones. The candidates have to answer objective-type questions, with all three subjects getting equal weightage.
The authorities conduct the JEE (Main) Paper-II via pen and paper based mode.
The JEE (Main) Paper-II consists of sections including Maths Part-I, Aptitude Test Paper-II, and Drawing Test Paper-III. The Maths Part-I and Aptitude Test Paper-II contain objective-type questions and the Drawing Test Paper-III has questions to test the drawing aptitude of the aspirants.
For the following courses, the candidates have to appear for the respective exams.
- B.Arch and B.Planning (not including the IITs): Paper-II
- Other undergraduate programs: Paper-I
JEE (Main): Requisites
The candidates are advised to carry their respective Admit Card to the exam hall. With the Admit Card, they can establish their identity to the examiners. The Admit Cards are downloadable from the official website some days before the exam. The applicant has to download their respective ones to carry to the exam hall.
JEE (Main): Application Process
The official website of the JEE (Main) exam is www.jeemain.nic.in. The JEE (Main) aspirants have to apply online if they want to apply to the JEE (Main) examination.
Steps in the Application Process
- The first step to apply to the JEE (Main) exam via the official website is to download the online application form and fill in the required details. Upon submitting the details, the system shows the confirmation page with the application number of the candidates.
- Now, the applicant has to maintain a print copy of the confirmation page. Then, they have to attach their photograph and sign the form.
- The confirmation page also has to be signed by the local guardian of the candidate and the Principal of the candidate’s last attended institution.
- After completing the required formalities, the application is to be mailed to the office of the Executive Director of the JEE (Main) Secretariat. The application of the candidate has to reach the JEE (Main) Secretariat office prior to the given deadline.
JEE (Main): Examination Fee
Candidates who are appearing for JEE (Main) Paper-I and Paper-II have to pay the stipulated examination fee as part of their applications. They can make payment via Credit Card or Debit Card or Demand Draft.
JEE (Main): Number of Attempts
Aspirants can attempt to clear the JEE (Main) exam three times in successive years.
How to download JEE Main Admit card 2021
|Step 1||Visit the official website at jeemain.nta.nic.in|
|Step 2||Click on the link, “Download JEE Main 2021 March (Session 2) admit card”|
|Step 3||A new page will appear on the display screen|
|Step 4||Key in your credentials and login|
|Step 5||The JEE Main March 2021 admit card will be displayed on the screen|
|Step 6||Download the admit card and take its print out for future use.|