JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 – NTA has released the new JEE Main 2021 exam pattern for B.Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers. The exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 is divided into JEE Paper 1 pattern for B.Tech and JEE Paper 2 pattern for B. Arch and B. Planning. As per JEE Main exam pattern 2021, each subject will have 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Value Questions and out of 10 only 5 have to be done. According to the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern, both the papers will be conducted in online mode except for the Drawing test for B.Arch. NTA JEE Main 2021 paper pattern contains details like JEE Main 2021 examination mode, number of sections, number of questions, type of questions, JEE Main 2021 marking scheme, etc. of the exam. NTA JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 4 sessions – February, March, April and May – Paper 1 for B.E/B.Tech and Paper 2 for B.Arch or B.Plan. Read the full article to know the detailed JEE Main exam pattern 2021 for B.E/B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Plan courses.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern for Paper 1
Exam Mode Computer-based test mode
Exam Duration 3 hours (4 hours for persons with benchmark disabilities)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Total number of questions 90 (need to answer 75 questions)
Type of Questions 20 Objective questions having 4 options each with only 1 correct option
10 Numerical questions out of which 5 needs to be answered
JEE Main 2021 Marking Scheme JEE Main Marking Scheme for Paper 1 is-
For MCQs - 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer
For answer with a numeric value - 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 0 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer
JEE Main Maximum Marks 300
Medium of paper English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021- Paper 2 (B.Arch. and B.Plan)

Candidates who wish to appear for paper 2 of JEE Main 2021 can check the exam pattern for B. Arch and B.Plan here. Both the papers are conducted in online mode except for the Drawing section in B.Arch. The following tables can be considered to know the detailed JEE Main 2021 exam pattern for Paper 2.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern
Particulars JEE Main Exam Pattern Details
Mode of Examination Computer-based examination except for Drawing section in B.Arch
Language of Examination English or Hindi - For All Centre Cities
English or Hindi or Gujarati- For Centre Cities in Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
Duration of Examination 3 hours
Number of Sections There are three sections in both B.Arch and B.Plan papers.
B.Arch:
  • Mathematics
  • Aptitude test
  • Drawing test
B.Plan:
  • Mathematics
  • Aptitude test
  • Planning test
Type of Questions B.Arch-
Type of questions for each section of B.Arch-
  • Mathematics- Multiple- choice questions and questions with numerical value as answers
  • Aptitude- Multiple- choice questions
  • Drawing- Drawing aptitude
B.Planning-
Type of questions for each section of B.Planning-
  • Mathematics- Multiple- choice questions and questions with numerical value as answers
  • Aptitude- Multiple- choice questions
  • Planning- Multiple- choice questions
Number of Questions B.Arch: 82 Questions
B.Plan: 100 Questions
Total Marks 400 Marks
Marking Scheme JEE Main Marking Scheme for Paper 2 is-
MCQs- Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer and there will be a negative marking of 1 mark on each incorrect answer.
Questions with numerical value answers - Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking.
Marking Scheme for Drawing Test - Two questions are evaluated out of 100 marks
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 Paper 1 for B.Arch and B.Plan
Candidates can check the JEE Main 2021 paper pattern for B.Arch and B. Plan explaining the number of questions in each section and respective makes from the following table.
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 for B.Arch
Subjects Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics 25 (20+5)
5 Questions with answers as a numerical value.
100
Aptitude 50 200
Drawing Test 2 100
Total 82 Questions 400 Marks
JEE Main B.Plan Exam Pattern 2021

JEE B.Planning will be held in online mode only.

Subjects Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics 25 (20+5)
5 Questions with answers as a numerical value.
100
Aptitude 50 200
Planning Test 25 100
Total 100 Questions 400 Marks