JEE Main: Preparation, Eligibility, Number of Attempts

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The JEE Main (or Joint Entrance Examination Main) is a computer-based test (CBT) that is conducted twice a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to 31 NITs (National Institutes of Technology), 25 IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), and 28 GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutes). 

The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2021 along with the commencement of JEE Main 2021 Registration through official brochures of NTA and the exam is all set to be conducted in the month of February, March, April, and May. Candidates would be suggested to check if they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria, the number of attempts they can have, and how well prepared they are before applying for the exam.

Candidates must know about the number of attempts to plan for the preparation accordingly for the JEE Main 2021. As per NTA, candidates can appear in JEE Main for three consecutive years from passing their class 12th as NTA has made changes in JEE Main number of attempts to 4 and the exam will be held in February, March, April, and May.

Read here : JEE Main 2021 Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Eligibility

Eligibility for JEE MAIN 2021 entrance exam:

Students attempting for JEE Main 2021 entrance exam are given 3 papers they can appear for. These entrance exams are Paper 1, Paper 2, and Paper 3.

  • Paper 1 is for B. Tech graduates: Students should have passed class 12 with Physics and Mathematics as main subjects along with one of the subjects Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology.
  • Paper 2 is for B. Arch graduates: Students should have passed Class 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • Paper 3 is for B. Planning: Students should have studied Mathematics as a mandatory subject in class 12th.

The number of attempts for JEE MAIN 2021 entrance exam:

Candidates’ eligibility is being considered based on the number of attempts; they have been given to qualifying for the examination. The thing to remember is that candidates can apply for JEE Main for three years consecutively.

  • JEE Main 2021 Exam will be organized four times a year that is in the month of February, March, April, and May.
  • Candidates can appear for all of the four sessions and if a candidates attempt in all the four sessions then that would be considered one single attempt.
  • For JEE Main exam, candidates can appear for up to 3 consecutive years.

JEE MAIN 2021 entrance exam Preparation:

Mentioned below are the preparation tips and strategies for JEE MAIN 2021 that meant to help the students to make a strategy for the entrance examination:

Division of syllabus

The very first thing is, candidates need to divide the exam syllabus as per the days they are planning for, and then they are required to make a proper timetable/ schedule to finish the syllabus on time. In JEE Main examination, there are three major subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Keeping Proper Notes

Making a habit of maintaining notes of important topics is extremely essential because before the exam or just in a few weeks’ time, candidates will want to go through each chapter where time will be limited. So, the notes will be beneficial at that time. 

Be aware of your Exam Pattern

It is always suggested to all the candidates to be aware of the exam pattern. It will surely help to score maximum marks in the examination by knowing the pattern of exams such as no. of questions, syllabus, etc. The very initial step to start preparing for any entrance exam is to be aware of the exam pattern and the topics that are covered in that exam.

Practice previous year sample papers and mock tests

One of the most important preparations for JEE Main 2021 includes solving the sample papers, question papers, or mock tests. The focus to solve the JEE Main question paper is to enable the candidates to know the level of their preparation. Candidates will get to know different facets of the exam paper such as the questions that are extensively difficult for them and those which are either moderately difficult or are easy by intensive solving the JEE Main sample papers. They will know which are the areas where they will have to work more as the more they solve the questions and they do not face any difficulties on the day of the exam.

Proper Revision

Do not just keep focusing on the revision for the last minute. Have certain intervals for each revision sessions regularly and prepare some proper notes for the last-minute reading to avoid unnecessary panic before the exam.

Time Arrangement

JEE Main is one of the toughest engineering entrance exams that make sure candidates’ admission to one of the top institutes of the country. Candidates have to make a proper time arrangement and follow it extensively in order to embrace the exam easily. And also, the candidates should note down the important topics or points timely from the same while preparing for each topic.

Read here : Know Why JEE Main Mock Test Practice is a Must


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