A Complete Guide for IIT JEE – JEE Main – JEE Advanced Exam

IIT JEE is the topic of discussion for every aspiring engineer. To crack the exam is the dream for every aspirant. However, only a few can make it. Make the exam as your dream, your ambition and prepare yourself with the full determination. Therefore, to help you, I am here to share a complete guide about the IIT- JEE (JEE Main, JEE Advanced). This complete information will guide you the best to reach your destination.

What is the IIT JEE Exam?

IIT JEE is Joint – Entrance Examination for Architecture & Engineering Courses. The exam offers admission in IITs, NITs and other prestigious engineering colleges across India. IIT JEE proved to be a great opportunity for aspiring engineers. The answer to what is IIT JEE is, IIT JEE is an exam, which is the best platform for the Engineering and Architecture aspirants. The exam provides the opportunity to the students to highlight their talent and knowledge with the IITs level.

The 3 phases of IIT JEE is Main, Advanced, and Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT).

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IIT JEE Main Exam

The first step of IIT JEE is the Main examination. The exam is conducted in the online mode by NTA in the month of January and April. The NTA uses LAN instead of the Internet to conduct a safe and secure examination.

The further journey of the aspirants will only begin after the qualification in the Main examination. The scores in the Mains are the eligibility to move to the next phase i.e. Advanced.

IIT JEE Advanced Exam

JEE, Advanced is the second phase of the IIT JEE examination. The advanced exam is difficult than that of the main exam. This exam will be conducted in online mode.

JEE B Arch (AAT)

The exam is for the aspiring Architects. The exam will help you to pursue the Architecture courses from IITs. The candidates can give AAT exam once they will qualify the JEE Main and Advanced exam. However, there are only two IITs, which offer you the Architecture Courses through JEE B Arch. They are IIT Kharagpur and Roorkee.

IIT JEE Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria is an important factor to take care before appearing in the examination. The Nation Testing Agency has some guidelines for the eligibility criteria of the candidate. The candidate must go through these guidelines before applying for both the examination.

Mains Eligibility Criteria

• Nationality

• Date of Birth and Age Limit

• Year of Appearance in Class 12th or Equivalent Exam

• Names of Qualifying Exams

• No. of Subjects in Qualifying Exams

• No. of Attempts in Main

• Marks obtained in Qualifying Exams

Advanced Eligibility Criteria

• The Score in Main Exam

• Age Limit & Date of Birth

• Criteria for College Admission

• Names of Qualifying Exams

• Marks obtained in Qualifying Exams

• No. of Attempts in Advanced

IIT JEE Pattern of Exam

JEE, (Joint Entrance Examination) conducts two different papers for Engineering and Architecture respectively. I am providing you with a guide to differentiate both the papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2 based on their Exam Pattern.

Exam Pattern of Main (Paper 1)

  • Paper 1
Subjects Total No. of Questions Total Marks
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360
  • Paper 2
Subjects Total No. of Questions Total Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing Test 2 70
Total 82 390

Exam Pattern of Advanced (Paper 2)

  • Paper 1
Subjects Sections Questions Total Marks Marks/Question Negative Marking
Physics 1 5 15 3 -1
Chemistry 2 8 32 4 -2
Mathematics 3 5 15 3 -1
  • Paper 2
Subjects Sections Questions Total Marks Marks/Question Negative Marking
Physics 1 6 18 3 -1
Chemistry 2 8 32 4 -2
Mathematics 3 4 12 3 0

NOTE: Negative marking will be there in both the exams. 1/4th marks will be deducted for each mark.

There are two different types of aspirants in the IIT JEE exam. The one who wants to give the Joint Entrance Test for Engineering and another who wants to give the Joint Entrance Test for Architecture

JEE Advanced Syllabus 2021

IIT Kharagpur has released JEE Advanced Syllabus separately for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Architecture Aptitude Test.

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Subject PDF
Physics A Complete Guide for IIT JEE – JEE Main – JEE Advanced Exam
Chemistry A Complete Guide for IIT JEE – JEE Main – JEE Advanced Exam
Mathematics A Complete Guide for IIT JEE – JEE Main – JEE Advanced Exam
Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) A Complete Guide for IIT JEE – JEE Main – JEE Advanced Exam


How to download JEE Main Admit Card 2021?

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Main 2021
  2. Click on ‘Download JEE Main 2021 admit card
  3. Enter your credentials including your application number, password, and security code
  4. After entering the above details, your admit card will be displayed
  5. Download, save and take a printout of the same

The admit card of JEE Main Exam 2021 contains the following details like name of the candidate, JEE Main 2021 test centre, exam date, exam shift etc. It’s important to note that the choice of cities for Centre, Date, Shift and Paper (Paper-1, Paper-2 or Paper-3) provided in the admit card cannot be changed under any circumstances.

Candidates are advised to check JEE Main 2021 admit card thoroughly for their Name, Paper, Date of Birth, Gender, Test Centre Name, City etc. In case of any discrepancy, students should immediately get in touch with JEE Main Secretariat for necessary action.

If candidates are unable to download admit card from the official website, candidates should call on the For Technical Support, contact following during working days between 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Call Centre Numbers: 0120-6895200

Besides JEE Main 2021 admit card, students also need to carry the following to the exam centre:

  • One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) should be taken for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at Centre during JEE (Main) Examination.
  • Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) – PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/ Aadhaar Enrolment No/ Ration Card
  • PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category

JEE Main will now be conducted four times in a year by NTA. JEE Main application form 2021 is available from December 16 available in the online mode. Candidates who wish to appear must fill and submit their application form within the given time period.

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How to Crack IIT JEE in the First Attempt?

Here are the tips to crack IIT JEE in the first attempt.

  1. Know the syllabus and have a study plan ready.
  2. Understanding concepts and practice is the key.
  3. Avoid reading multiple books.
  4. Clear your doubts regularly.
  5. Revise, again and again.
  6. Solve previous years papers and online mock tests.
  7. Work smart, not just hard.
  8. When feeling low, talk to your parents or teachers.
  9. Get proper sleep, eat healthy.
  10. Be determined and stay positive.

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  1. Make a plan and adhere to it
  2. Don’t waste time
  3. Study yourself
  4. Practice a lot
  5. Do not skip important topics
  6. Clear your concept
  7. Make calculations faster
  8. Focus on mock papers
  9. Ask for expert guidance
  10. Be active


How to Score 90+ Marks in Maths JEE Mains 2021 ?

Some steps should be followed for Preparation of examinations:

    1. Dont go through the Solutions without solving questions :-Students should first attempt questions instead to watching solutions first. Many Students have the tendency to read the questions and if they find difficult, they left that questions and watch the answer. This should not be done. If they are doing then they will become dependent on the Solutions. Candidate should have fighting spirit of solving the difficult questions also. Candidates should attempt questions atleast 15 minutes on each questions then refer the solutions.
    1. Select the Chapters of Maths having more weightage in JEE Mains :Candidates should focus on the Chapters of Maths which have more weightage on JEE Mains. Some Chapters are very important for the examination point of view. Candidates should know about the exam pattern , Chapterwise weightage of Maths in JEE Mains . This will help them to get an idea that which type of questions usually comes in an exam? and What are the pattern of questions etc… which will help them in preparation of exams. Some topics will be given more weightage in accordance with the importance while learning. Students will get to know which topics are more important for exams and which one is less important can focus on the topics by analyzing the difficulty level and weightage.
    1. Most Important Chapters of JEE Mains :Some chapters are very important from JEE Mains examination point of view. These chapters include — Integrals, 3-D Geometry, Probability, Conic section, Vector Algebra, Functions, Limits, Continuity & Derivability, Matrices & determinants, Probability, Permutation and Combination. Class `12 and Class 11 both have equal weightage of marks in examinations.
    1. For scoring more marks Candidates must have :
      • Coaching or Good books : Arihant publication and Cengage which is the best book for JEE Mains Preparation
      • Question Solving >>>> Logical Thinking
        If Students are targeting 90+ marks in exams. Then along with the questions solving they should have the ability to think logically. As exam is of 3 hours . So equal time should be givem to each of the sections in exams. Maths is of 60 minutes. So logical thinking should be of advanced level then Candidates will be able to get more marks in examinations.
      • Its not easy to get 90+ marks in exam.

Last few tips to score good marks

  1. Build your Concepts
    • Read Books / Attend Class regularly
    • Make notes / short notes properly.
    • Revise and Practice Questions
    • Build your Concepts and Confidence
    • Mark Important Questions
  2. Practice Strategy
    • Solve examples
    • Solve 300+ questions from each Chapter (Atleast)
    • Practise JEE Mains / JEE Advanced , BITSAT Paper and Coaching Test Paper
    • Practice Olympiad , KVPY Question Paper
    • Prepare very well for JEE Advanced level problems.
  3. Revision Strategy
    • Solve Marked Questions
    • Analyze your weakness
    • Solve 30-40 questions in a fixed time interval
    • Determine the strong section of the subject.
    • Improve weakness
  4. Join Test Series
    • Scoring good marks , Try to maintain
    • Scoring Less , Try to improve
    • Target 25+ questions to solve
    • Give Olympiad , KVPY and other exams.

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