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Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – Paper 2nd (JEE Main - Paper 2nd)

Exam Key Summary

Exam Name

JEE Main – (Paper-2nd )

Exam Category (U.G / P.G)

U.G. (Undergraduate) - Architecture

Name of Institutions / Colleges / Universities Accepting Exam Score

Architecture Colleges - (NIT, GFTI, State Government Colleges, Most of the Private Colleges)

Level of Examination

National Level Exam

Type of Institution or Exam Conducting Body

(Government / Private)


Medium of Exam (Language of Paper) 

English, Hindi and Gujarati

Mode of Examination (Online / Offline)

Online and Offline

Sections  in Paper (Subject-Wise)

3 Section (Aptitude, Drawing, and Maths)


B.Arch. / B.Plan.

Timing of Examination

First Shift - 09:00 AM To 12:00 PM

Second Shift - 03:00 PM To 06:00 PM

Duration of the Paper

3 Hours ( For Normal Students)

4 Hours (for Physically Handicapped Students)

Number of Question

77 Question (in which Mathematics includes 25 Question, Aptitude Include 50 Question and Drawing Include 2 Question)

Maximum Marks


Marks Per Question

4 Marks Each and Drawing 2*50

Negative Marking

1 Mark will be Deducted for Every Incorrect MCQ Question.

Number of Test City Centres

There are 264 cities in India that Conduct JEE-Main Exam and 9 Exam Centres are Outside India.

Frequency of Exam Conducted in a Year

Four Times in a Year

Official Website

Application Form Charges / Registration Charges

For the Examination Centres in India

For General

Girls : Rs 325

Boys : Rs 650


For SC, ST, PwD

Girls : Rs 325

Boys : Rs 325


For Examination Centers Outside India

For General

Girls : Rs 1500

Boys : Rs 3000


For SC, ST, PwD

Girls : Rs 1500

Boys : Rs 1500


Important Date Sheet

Initiation of Registration Date

16th December, 2020

Last Date for Application Fee Payment and Uploading of Documents

Depend on Sessions                        

Release Date of Admit Card

Depend on Sessions   

Date of Exam

  • Session 1:  23 February – 26 February 2021
  • Session 2: 15 March – 18 March, 2021
  • Session 3: 27 April – 30 April, 2021
  • Session 4: 24 May – 28 May, 2021

Date of Result Declaration

According to Sessions

Date of Counselling

To Be Notified

Reservation Criteria



SC (Scheduled Caste)


ST (Scheduled Tribe)


OBC (Other Backward Class)


PwD (Persons with Disability)


EWS (Economically Weaker Section)



Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Qualification Marks

(Marks Obtained in 10th and 12th Board Exams)

The student wants to take admission to B.Arch. or B.Plan. they must pass in 12th from any of the recognized boards and obtain at least 75% marks in the exam. SC and ST students can obtain at least 65% marks in the exam.

Upper Age Limit of the Candidate

No Age Limit

Lower Age Limit of the Candidate

No Age Limit


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Subject B


Subject C


Selection Process

   Counselling Process :-

    1). Online Registration

  • Go to the Official Website and click on the JOSSA.
  • Login by using all the credential details such as JEE Main 2020 Application Number, Password, and Security Pin.
  • Read all the terms and conditions carefully and after that click on the “I Agree” option.
  • Fill all the essential details which are required in the JoSAA Counselling Form.
  • Choose the Declaration and click on the Submit button.
  • Now at last you can verify all the details and click on the Confirm Registration button.

    2). Online Choice Filling and Locking

  • Students can select any of the colleges and programs according to their interests.
  • Students have an option for change, edit or delete their information.
  • Lock the choices before the last date.
  • Choice Locking can be done after each round of JEE Main 2020 Counselling.

    3). JoSAA 2020 Seat Allotment

    4). Seat Acceptance Fee Payment and Document Verification

    5). Reporting to the Allotted College