The sixth and final slot of JEE Main 2021 February Session for BTech/BE was successfully conducted today in the afternoon session of February 26, 2021, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The detailed exam analysis for the same is mentioned below. Candidates appearing for future sessions can go through the same for information about the difficulty level and types of questions being as this year.

JEE Main is a national level entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admissions to undergraduate courses at IITs ( Indian Institute of Technology), NITs ( National Institute of Technology) and other technical institutions across the country. From this year, it will be conducted four times a year, in February, March, April, and May. The candidates can apply for the JEE Main 2021 examination for 3 continuous years. It is also considered a qualifying exam for JEE Advanced 2021, which helps the candidates get admission into the IITs.

JEE Main Pre-Exam Analysis February 2021

The JEE Mains February Exam will begin on February 23 and continue until February 26, 2021. The papers for B.Arch and B.Planning will be conducted as Paper 2A and Paper 2B respectively, while for BTech it will remain as Paper 1 as usual. The exam will be held in two shifts from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM respectively. The timings for BArch and BPlanning will be 3 hours, i.e; from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM.

Due to a lot of adjustments to be made with respect to the pandemic last year, the conducting authorities have eased the eligibility criteria for the examination this year. Check out the changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern from our exhaustive microsite. The slot-wise analysis for the previous session of the JEE Main is as mentioned below. Candidates can go through the same and prepare themselves to overcome any hurdle that might come their way this year.

JEE Main February 2021 - Slot Wise Analysis

The JEE Main February 2021 Exam has started on February 23, 2021. Candidates have been anticipating the start of this year's exam as there are a lot of changes that have been implemented. The slot wise exam will be updated below.

February 26, 2021 - Slot 2 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Candidates reportedly found this session's paper to be moderate to difficult. Most of the questions were memory-based questions. The subject topics from both Classes 11 and 12 were covered in the paper.

  • Mathematics was moderate to tough in terms of difficulty level. The topics such as calculus, vectors, and co-ordinate geometry were covered in the paper.
  • Chemistry was the easiest section out of all. Most questions were direct from NCERT. Topics from Inorganic Chemistry carried most weightage like s&p blick elements and d&f block elements.
  • The Physics section was moderate. Mostly questions were asked from class 12th syllabus. Topics such as AC Circuit, Communication Systems and Electronics carried higher weightage.

February 26, 2021 - Slot 1 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Most of the candidates from today's session have reported that the paper was moderate with the level's of difficulty being equally balanced amoung the sections. Very few students did report that they found today's paper to be harder to solve than the papers from the previous sessions.

  • Mathematics was lengthy and was of moderate to difficult level.
  • The overall paper difficulty level was moderate to difficult. The weightage was given to both Class 11 and 12 syllabus.
  • Chemistry was easiest and Physics was comparatively more difficult. Both sections had Numerical Value questions more than the theory.
  • An attempt of 39 questions can secure a safe score according to the experts.

February 25, 2021 - Slot 2 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

This session of the JEE Main Exam was successfully conducted and the initial reactions of the students say that the paper was moderately difficulty.

  • In this examination of BTech many questions laid similar to that of the official mock paper released by NTA Abhyas App. The chemistry section has the most similarity. Mostly questions were asked from Inorganic chemistry
  • The Mathematics was the toughest and included topics such as calculus and integration. Physics section was of moderate level of difficulty level as all the chapters from the Class 11 and 12 Syllabus were included to generate the questions.
  • In chemistry attempting 15-16 questions with accuracy can be a good attempt in the section.

February 25, 2021 - Slot 1 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The JEE Main Exam Session for BTech/BE was successfully conducted on Feb 25, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The initial reaction of candidates is that this paper was easy to moderate.

  • Physics was the easiest section. Questions were asked form topics such as Single Harmonic Motion, etc. Most of the questions were from class 11 syllabus.
  • Maths was again difficult and calculative. The questions were mostly from Mathematical Reasoning and Integration and similar topics.
  • Chemistry was easy to moderate. Students reaction was quite mixed though. There was more prominence given to topics taken from Organic Chemistry. The paper mostly consisted of Numerical Answer Type questions.
  • An attempt of 42 questions would be enough to secure a safe score.

February 24, 2021 - Slot 2 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The second shift for BTech/BE students was successfully conducted on Feb 24, 2021, between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Candidates who attempted this paper claim that the overall paper difficulty was easy to moderate. But the mathematics section was tougher compared to the other two sections.

  • Chemistry was easier as compared to the other sections. Topics such as ionic/liquid solutions, chemical bonding, electrochemistry had more weightage.
  • Physics was a moderate level of difficulty. They were mostly conceptual and application based. Topics such as centre of gravity, semiconductors, logic gates, modern physics etc. were covered in the questions.
  • The Mathematics section was lengthy and tough to solve, most of the questions were from vectors, ellipse and hyperbola, Algebra, binomial equations etc.
  • An attempt of 40 questions in the paper is a safe score.
  • Candidates were overall satisfied with this shift's paper as most topics were covered from 11th and 12th CBSE Syllabus.

February 24, 2021 - Slot 1 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The first session of JEE Main 2021 for BTech/BE students was conducted today from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This paper was conducted for candidates who opted for Paper 1 in the 2021 examination. The initial reaction of the candidates was that the paper was not easy, and on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being very difficult, the candidates reported the paper to be 8 out 10.

  • The Physics and Chemistry sections were okay while the Mathematics section was very difficult.
  • Some questions were asked from the deleted topics of the CBSE Syllabus.
  • Candidates reportedly found the Chemistry section to be easiest as there were a lot of questions from Inorganic Chemistry.
  • The level of the question paper was very high, thus making it hard on the students.
  • Most students reported Mathematices to be very difficult this time as well as very lengthy which made them consume a lot of time on this section only.

February 23, 2021 - Slot 2 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The B Arch/ BPlan examination took place on February 23, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. According to the students, the paper was of easy to moderate level of difficulty. The next time candidates can apply for Paper 2A/B will be in the May 2021 session only. 

  • Mathematics was easy and General Aptitude was moderately difficult as a few questions took longer than expected to solve.
  • In the aptitude test, most questions were based on a top view and front view, theory of Architecture and Planning/Sequences.
  • For NAT, there were 5 questions asked which were moderately easy.
  • The results for this paper is expected to be released by the end of March 2021.

February 23, 2021 - Slot 1 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM

The B Arch/ BPlan examination took place on February 23, 2021, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. According to the students, the paper was reported to be of easy to moderate difficulty level.

  • Mathematics was easier than expected and the General Aptitude was relatively tougher.
  • Paper 2A (for BArch) consisted of MCQs for Mathematics and General Aptitude, NATs for Mathematics and 2 Drawing Questions. Paper 2B (for BPlanning) consisted of MCQs for Mathematices, General Aptitude, and Planning Based Questions, and NATs for Mathematics Questions.
  • In mathematics, the numerical section has been reported easier to solve by some students.
  • Overall, the candidates in the first slot of JEE Main 2021 seem to be satisfied with the paper.

JEE Main April/September 2020 Exam

JEE Main 2020 Exam for the month of September was concluded on September 6, 2020. As per the conducting body, the top 2.5 lakh qualifiers from this exam will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2020 for admissions in the IITs. JEE Main 2020 Results will be out on September 11, 2020.

A total of 8,57,932 candidates registered for the JEE Main 2020 September Exam. The detailed statistics are given in the below table:

Category No. of candidates
Total candidates 8,57,932
B.E./B.Tech only 7,45,673
B.Arch only 13,604
B.Planning only 698
B.E/B.Tech and B.Arch 53,552
B.E/B.Tech and B.Planning 5,460
B.Arch and B.Planning 2,821
All courses 36,124

The JEE Main 2020 exam was conducted across 605 centres for B.E/B.Tech whereas for B.Arch and B.Planning, it was conducted in 490 centres across the country.

The attendance of the JEE Main 2020 exam was really affected by the pandemic and bad conditions across several cities, especially on the 1st day of the exam for B.Arch and B.Planning where the attendance percentage was approximately 55%. The attendance percentage across the remaining days varied between 80% and 85%. A total of 6.35 lakh candidates appeared for the JEE Main 2020 exam across the 6 days. The overall analysis of the JEE Main 2020 examination paper is given below:

  • Candidates found the overall difficulty of the paper across all days to be from moderate to high difficulty level.
  • Chemistry paper was the easiest across all the exam shifts.
  • Drawing paper was rather tricky and time taking.
  • The difficulty level of Mathematics was rated high mainly due to the length of the paper.
  • Physics had majority questions from Class 11 NCERT syllabus.
  • Proper arrangements were made by the authority to ensure that all necessary precautions were taken in lieu of COVID 19.

JEE Main Slot 2 - September 6, 2020

  • NTA has successfully conducted the JEE Main September exams without negotiating any safety measures or precautions until Day 6. Guidelines were followed at the centers for the smooth functioning of the exams. 
  • Regarding the student's reaction to the examination, they felt the papers were moderate in difficulty level.
  • Compared to all the days, some of them still found Mathematics to be lengthy and time consuming.
  • Some students found physics to be reasonable, while others found it challenging. The Physics paper comprised more calculative questions.
  • Candidates found the Chemistry paper to be tricky, but most of the questions were asked from the NCERT textbooks, just like the previous papers.
  • Overall, the exam was moderate in difficulty from the candidates' reviews and reactions based on the exams. For Physics and Chemistry, questions were mainly asked from NCERT textbooks, and Mathematics was lengthy and time-consuming compared to the January session. Despite COVID-19, JEE Main exams for September were successfully conducted by the officials with great safety precautions on each day.

JEE Main Slot 1 - September 6, 2020

  • Sunday morning had aspirants on their toes waiting to answer the JEE Main exam. 
  • The Physics exam was more moderate in difficulty. A majority of students found the numerical section a little lengthier than usual. As per the majority of the students, nearly 50% of the questions were from NCERT books. 
  • The Chemistry exam was easier with more numerical based questions and a few fact-based questions from NCERT.
  • With Geometry, calculus, and algebra, Mathematics was moderately difficult but extremely lengthy. 
  • Officials have seen scanning candidates with infrared thermometers, dispensing gloves, and hand sanitizers to make sure the risk of Covid-19  was minimized while candidates answer the exam.

JEE Main Slot 2 - September 5, 2020

  • The 2nd shift for JEE Main exam on Day 5 was successfully conducted, candidates felt the exam's overall difficulty was more or less moderate.
  • Most of the candidates were of the same opinion with regard to Mathematics being lengthy and difficult.
  • Students found the Physics paper was reasonable and more calculative than Mathematics.
  • The majority of the questions from the Chemistry paper were covered from the NCERT textbook.

JEE Main Slot 1 - September 5, 2020

  • The candidates who appeared for the exam felt that the general difficulty of the JEE Main Slot 1 exam was moderate. 
  • Chemistry paper was tricky and had more questions related to inorganic than organic chemistry. The paper had very few questions from physical chemistry which was rather easy for a majority of students.
  • As usual, Mathematics was lengthy and tougher than September 4 paper. The majority of questions came from calculus, differential equation, and coordinate geometry. Questions from vectors, matrices, and integration took more time to answer.
  • Physics paper was actually tough and quite lengthy considering the questions were mostly numerical-based.
  • Most of the theory questions were from the Class 12 syllabus whereas the majority numerical questions were from the class 11 syllabus. 
  • The guidelines to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus were followed strictly. Social distancing was maintained and candidates were made to sanitize their hands before and after the exam

JEE Main Slot 2 - September 4, 2020

  • A majority of the students felt that the overall difficulty was moderate to difficult. 
  • Mathematics in particular was lengthy and tough. The topic of vectors was repeated just as last year's question papers. 
  • Physics included a lot of tricky questions that kept students on their toes throughout the exam duration. Kinematics specifically took a lot of time for most of the students. 
  • Chemistry was a lot easier than candidates had expected. This was majorly because most of the questions that appeared were easy to understand. 
  • In lieu of the pandemic, candidates were asked to strictly adhere to guidelines and maintain social distancing. 
  • Masks were to be worn at all times and candidates had to sanitize their hands before and after the exam.

JEE Main Slot 1 - September 4, 2020

  • Candidates felt that a few questions in today’s paper were very similar to those asked in the NTA paper.
  • The cutoff is expected to dip as 25% of the aspiring applicants have not appeared for the JEE Main 2020 in the first 3 days of the exam. 
  • Physics had a lot of tricky questions involving lengthy numerical calculations which consumed a lot of time.
  • One of the questions asked the candidates to find the magnetic spin of an electron.
  • The Chemistry section had maximum weightage for Inorganic Chemistry which made it easier to score.
  • Questions that were considered as tricky were from Metallurgy, Biomolecule, and Surface Chemistry.
  • A few questions in the Mathematics section from the Binomial, Differential Equations and Sequence and Series were considered to be moderately difficult.
  • The difficulty level of the questions in the Mathematics section was considered to be easy but lengthy.

JEE Main Slot 2 - September 3, 2020

  • Amid COVID-19, NTA has successfully conducted the exams for three consecutive days, and the same goes for the B.Tech exam (Slot 2) which was held from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 
  • According to the student’s review on the exam which consisted of multiple-choice questions from 3 subjects - Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, some of them found Physics to be the toughest when compared to Maths and Chemistry which was easier. 
  • Mathematics exam was found to be moderate but lengthy. Candidates found that most of the questions were asked from Vectors.
  • Chemistry paper was reasonable in terms of difficulty level.
  • Candidates found the overall difficulty of the exam was moderately difficult.
  • Some aspirants found Physics to be quite difficult with tricky questions.
  • A majority of the students found themselves not being able to complete or attempt all the questions on time, especially for the Mathematics exam.
  • Most of the questions for Chemistry and Physics were based on the NCERT textbooks.

JEE Main Slot 1 - September 3, 2020

  • The weightage of questions was more from the class 11 syllabus than the class 12 syllabus.
  • The Physics Slot 1 paper was considered to be comparatively easy on Day 3.
  • The Chemistry section was of moderate level of difficulty.
  • About 60 to 70% of the questions in the Chemistry section were asked directly from the NCERT textbook.
  • Mathematics was a bit difficult with questions from trigonometry and differentiation which included lengthy calculations.
  • A few students found the paper to be lengthy and could not attempt all the questions in time.

JEE Main Slot 2 - September 2, 2020

  • The overall difficulty of the exam was easy to moderate.
  • Candidates who appeared for the Slot 2 JEE Main exam found the Chemistry section easy. 
  • Unlike previous years, the Mathematics paper was surprisingly easy as well. One of the students stated that just two weeks of hard work was sufficient to crack the exam. However, the Mathematics paper was lengthy. 
  • The general opinion of the candidates who appeared for the exam was that the section related to numerical was tough, suggesting the Physics section to be the toughest of the three subjects. 
  • There were more questions from the class 12 syllabus as compared to class 11.

JEE Main Slot 1 - September 2, 2020

  • Paper 1 of the JEE Main - B.E / B.Tech was successfully conducted between 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • Candidates found the Physics section to be difficult with a lot of formula-based questions.
  • The topics in Physics with the most questions were Modern Physics, Resistance, Fluids, and Thermodynamics.
  • The Chemistry section was comparatively easier with theory and equations based questions from the NCERT textbooks.
  • The topics with the most questions were Organic Chemistry followed by Inorganic Chemistry.
  • The Mathematics section was a bit time consuming and tricky.
  • The major topics being Matrix and Determinants, Arithmetic Progression, Vector, and 3D.

JEE Main Slot 2 - September 1, 2020

  • Paper-2 of the JEE Main was conducted between 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
  • Students found the session 2 to be moderately difficult. Some students also found it easy as compared to the January session.
  • Candidates who attempted both the B.Arch and B.plan papers were allotted an additional half-hour.
  • Some candidates found the drawing section to be easy while others found the Mathematics section easy.

Reviews about the Exam Centre

  • Necessary precautions were considered where the seat between two students was left empty. They made sure that a ‘No touch policy’ was followed and students were made to wear masks that were immediately discarded.
  • Candidates were not allowed to wear belts, thick-soled shoes, or any metal items, etc.
  • Candidates were not permitted to carry anything inside the examination hall except for a pencil box for drawing, their Aadhar Card & Admit Card, and transparent water bottles.
  • Candidates were not allowed to carry personal masks as new surgical masks were handed to each candidate upon entry. 
  • Four invigilators carrying an orange tab addressed each candidate, where they took a photo of the candidate and scanned the hall ticket from a safe distance.

JEE Main Slot 1 - September 1, 2020

  • The Paper-2 of the JEE Main - B.Arch, consisted majorly of Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing. As per the candidates of the first shift, the examination was found to be moderately difficult.
  • The Aptitude and Drawing sections of the paper were easy.
  • Mathematics was considerably tougher than previous sessions of the January 2020 exam.
  • The questions were all within the syllabus of Classes 11 and 12. Many students found the paper to be lengthy.

JEE Main 2020 COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

In order to take the necessary precautions NTA(National Test Agency) released the Instructions and Advisory for COVID-19 with the Admit Card and all candidates are advised to strictly adhere to them. As part of the safety procedure, all candidates are advised to follow these steps:

  • All candidates were advised to reach their exam centre as per their reporting time given on their Admit Card to avoid crowding at the centre during entry and follow social distancing effectively.
  • Candidates were allowed to visit their respective exam centres a day in advance to get a better idea about their seating arrangement and avoid any confusion thereby preventing crowding on the exam day.
  • All candidates must read the instructions in Page 2 to 4 of the Admit Card regarding instructions and advisory regarding COVID-19 and fill the Admit Card accordingly.
  • Candidates will be allowed inside the exam centre only if they are wearing a mask.
  • Items allowed inside the exam centre include the following:
    • Exam related documents (Admit Card, ID card, etc. Please refer Admit Card for more details)
    • A ball-point pen
    • Additional photograph (for pasting on the attendance sheet)
    • Personal hand sanitizer (max 50 ml)
    • Water bottle (transparent)

Note: For last-minute preparation tips, check out - How to Prepare for JEE Main?

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