As per the initial reaction of the students after the end of JEE Main 2021 shift 1 on March 17, 2021, it has been observed that the overall paper was easy to moderate. Maths was moderate, Physics was moderate and Chemistry was the easiest.
In Physics, questions came from the logic gate, resonance, RC circuit, potentiometer, etc. In maths, many questions came from the AGP series, mathematical reasoning, eccentricity, common tangent, invertible function. In chemistry questions were from metallurgy, polymers, van’t hoff factor, and bio molecules.
The exam pattern this year was changed. Paper 1 has a total of 300 questions. The total number of questions in the paper is 90 out of which the candidates have to do 75 questions. The number of questions asked in each subject is 30 each, students still have to attempt 25 questions per section. There are 20 MCQs in each section and 10 Numericals. While all the MCQs are compulsory, candidates will have the option to do any 5 out of the 10 numericals.
NTA this year is giving as many as 4 opportunities to students. Candidates who have appeared for February and / or March Examination can appear for the April and / or May exams as well to improve their score. The application form to apply for the next session will open once the result of the preceding session has been announced. As per the website of NTA, nta.ac.in, the result of the February session will be announced on March 7, 2021.
A candidate can choose to appear for anyone, any 2, any 3, or all 4 attempts of the exam. Candidates taking multiple attempts must note that their best score out of all the attempts will be used for the preparation of the final AIR and result. The final result will be declared with the result of the May attempt, which is the final attempt.
National Testing Agency is conducting JEE Main 2021 Exam in 13 different languages. Under the National Education Polity (NEP), the exam will take place in Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu along with Hindi and English.
As data released by NTA, paper 1 is being held over 334 exam centers. A total of 276864 have applied from the general category, 58780 are from general-EWS, 205912 are from OBC-NCL category, 54600 from SC, 21787 from ST, 1695 are PWD candidates. Overall 619638 are appearing in paper 1.