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JEE Main 2021 Exam Date, Pattern, Registration Application, Fees Admit Card

JEE Main 2021 Exam Date were announced by the Education Minister at 6 pm on 16 December 2020. As per the details, the first session of JEE Main 2021 will begin on 23 February and last on 26 February in online mode. For admissions in the next academic session, the JEE Main will be conducted in multiple sessions (February, March, April, May 2021). The NTA will commence the registration for JEE main 2021 from December 16. The last day of registration is January 17, 2021

JEE 2021

What is the JEE-Main examination?

JEE-Main is an All-India Level Engineering/Architecture Entrance Competitive Examination organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It was previously called All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).

Who regulates JEE Main?

JEE main is conducted twice a year from 2019 by National Testing Agency (NTA). It was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) earlier. The agency is an autonomous setup by the Ministry of HRD to organize entrance exam.

History: An Overview

The JEE examination was introduced in the year 2002 and then renamed in the year 2017 in April. This national level test is for admission to various undergraduate Engineering &Architecture courses. Students who qualify JEE Main examinations can get admissions into National Institutes of Technology (NITs) & Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)

Until the year 2018, JEE-Main was being organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It was held both on paper and electronically, but, from the year 2019, it is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Now it is held twice a year in computer-based mode.

How can you appear for the IIT-JEE exam?

In order to be eligible for undergraduate engineering courses from(Any of the NITs, IIITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI) or Institutions that are funded by participating State Governments) following merits are considered:

  • The performance in class 12 or equivalent qualifying examination and
  • Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main) Score

It is also to be noted that the Paper-1 (B.E./B. Tech.) of JEE Main is an Eligibility Test for the JEE Advanced examination. A candidate has to appear for the Advance exam if s/he is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programs offered by the Indian Institute of Technology.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021

1. Age Limit- There is no age limit for the candidates who are appearing for JEE Main examination. They should have either passed XII Std/equivalent qualifying examination in the same year or two years prior. If they are willing to take admissions into their desiring Institutes then they must fulfill age limit requirements of that Institute.

2. A number of attempts- The no. of attempts foradmission in a particular academic session will be considered as 'One'.

3. Eligibility for appearing in JEE Main exam allows a candidate to appear in the examination for three consecutive years.

4. It would be optional for the candidate to appear once or twicefor the current academic session.

5. If a candidate has appeared in all the tests (February, March, April, and May) then the better of All Test scores will be used for the admission. And, best of the scores would be taken for the merit list for the eligibility for JEE Advanced.

JEE Main 2021 Registration Process

How to fill the application form for the JEE Main examination?

Candidates have to register online for JEE Main exam on the official website of NTA. He needs to fill personal details, educational credentials, and upload supporting documents.

Step by step procedure to fill the application form

Application form for January exam will be available from 2nd week of September 2020.

  • Login to
  • Click the link to apply for JEE Main 2021
  • Read the instructions and click proceed to apply online
  • Fill the Name, D.O.B, Nationality, State, type of ID and its details (A government approved id), address,  mode of examination, exam center, exam medium, mailed, and contact number
  • Fill academic details
  • Fill the guardian details
  • Create the password and submit.

Upload scanned images of the candidate and his signature.

JEE Main February 2021 Important Dates
Notification release Date 16 December 2020
Application Form available from 16 December 2020
Last date to submit online applications 16 January 2021
Last date to pay application fees 17 January 2021
Application Form correction dates January 19 to 21, 2021
Announcement of allotted exam center Last week of January
Release of Admit Card 2nd week of February 2021
JEE Main Exam date February 23 to 26, 2021
Release of Answer Key To be notified
Declaration of result To be notified
Note: The info can be updated according to NTA further notification.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Date of March, July & August

Event JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates
JEE Main 2021 March Session: March 15 to 18, 2021
JEE Main 2021 JULY Session: July 27 to August 2, 2021
JEE Main 2021 AUGUST Session: August 26, 27, 31 & September 1 and 2

JEE Main Application Fees 2021

Candidate can pay the exam fee through credit/debit card/net banking. The latest fee structure for JEE Main is-

Paper(s) Appearing Computer Based Examination
(Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) only)
  (General/OBC) (SC/ST/PWD/Girls)
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.)
650 325
JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) only 650 325
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) and 
JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning)
1300 650
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) only 3000 1500
JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) only 2500 1500
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) and
JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning)
6000 3000

NOTE : Extra processing charge payable as follows Credit Card: 1.20% + service tax Debit Card: 0.75 to 1% + taxes

** There is a 50% discount for woman candidate of general and OBC category

JEE Main Examination Pattern 2021

For paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech)-

  1. Total number of questions: 90
  2. Need to Attempt: 75
  3. Total number of marks: 300
  4. Subject-wise questions: Mathematics (25*), Physics (25*), Chemistry (25*). * 20 MCQ & 10 Numerical questions (5 is must)
  5. Subject-wise marks: Mathematics (100), Physics (100), Chemistry (100).
  6. Marking Scheme:
  7. Multiple-choice Questions
    +4 marks For each correct answer
    -1 mark For an incorrect response
    no mark (0) for the unanswered question
    Numerical Questions
    +4 marks For each correct answer
    0 mark For an incorrect response
    no mark (0) for the unanswered question
  8. Method of determining merit: Conversion of the raw score in Mathematics, Physics, & Chemistry & Total into NTA Scores.

For paper-2

a. (B.Arch)

  1. Total number of questions: 77
  2. Total number of marks: 400
  3. Subject-wise distribution of questions: Mathematics (25*), Aptitude Test (50), Drawing Test (02). * 20 MCQ & 5 Numerical questions
  4. Subject-wise marks: Mathematics (150), Aptitude Test (150), Drawing Test (100)
  5. Marking Scheme:
  6. For the drawing test, one question (a, b, & c) is to be evaluated out of 70 marks.

    Multiple-choice Questions
    +4 marks For each correct answer
    -1 mark For an incorrect response
    no mark (0) for the unanswered question
    Numerical Questions
    +4 marks For each correct answer
    0 mark For an incorrect response
    no mark (0) for the unanswered question

a. (B.Arch)

  1. Total number of questions: 100
  2. Total number of marks: 400
  3. Subject-wise distribution of questions: Mathematics (25*), Aptitude Test (50), Planning Test (25). * 20 MCQ & 5 Numerical questions
  4. Subject-wise marks: Mathematics (120), Aptitude Test (200), Planning (70)
  5. Marking Scheme:
  6. Multiple-choice Questions
    +4 marks For each correct answer
    -1 mark For an incorrect response
    no mark (0) for the unanswered question
    Numerical Questions
    +4 marks For each correct answer
    0 mark For an incorrect response
    no mark (0) for the unanswered question
  7. Method of determining merit: Conversion of the raw score in Mathematics, Physics, & Chemistry & Total into NTA Scores.

How many papers constitute the JEE Main test?

JEE(Main) consists of two papers.
- Paper-1 B.E. /B. Tech. courses
- Paper-2 B.Arch. /B.Planning programs.

Candidates may take either Paper-1 or Paper-2 or both as per the courses they are seeking admission to.

What is the type of questions asked in the paper?

Paper 1 is completely objective type while paper 2 partially contains multiple-choice questions and the drawing section requires pen and paper.

What are the language options?

The medium of JEE Main question paper shall be in English, Hindi, and Gujarati languages. Choose your preferred language medium for the question papers.

JEE Main Marking scheme 2021

There is a negative marking system. Details of the marking scheme are as under:

  • For every correct answer (all the correct answers should be marked): +4
  • For the incorrect answer: −1/4
  • No marks for the unattended questions.

Read More : - JEE Main Chapter Wise Weightage 2021

JEE (Main) - NTA Scores for Paper 1 and Paper 2

  • After the JEE(Main) - January & April examinations, the results will be displayed onNTA’s website (
  • A candidate can view both Answer Keys & Question Paper attempted by him/her for Paper-1 and Paper-2.
  • The date shall be displayed on the NTA’s website for the same.
  • The result will be compiled on the basis of final answer keys.
  • Evaluation of MCQs of Paper-1 & Paper- 2 will be carried out using final answer keys.
  • The raw (actual) marks obtained by a candidate will be considered for further computation of the result.
  • For the Multi-shift papers, raw marks will be converted to NTA Scores.
  • One can see the detailed procedure of computing NTA Score on its website.

What is the mode of examination?

The examination is partly computer-based and pen-paper based.

For paper-1 (B.E. /B. Tech): Multiple choice questions (MCQs) with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics &Chemistry are conducted in computer-based mode only.

For paper-2 (B. Arch / B.Planning): It is divided into three parts: Part-I (Mathematics), Part-II (Aptitude Test) & Part-III (Drawing Test). The first two parts are conducted in computer-based mode. Students will come across multiple choice questions in both these parts. The third part is conducted in the pen-paper mode. Questions are to be attempted on a drawing sheet.

Guidelines for Computer Based JEE Main Test

Candidates need to bring the following documents on the day of examination at the test center. The candidates shall not be allowed to enter the exam hall if they don’t carry-

  • A Print Copy of Admit Card which has to be downloaded from NTA’s official website.
  • One passport size photograph. The photograph should be same as uploaded on the Online Application Form.
  • Also, it should be taken for pasting in the attendance sheet at the centre during the exam.
  • Anyone authorized photo ID from the below (it must be original, valid and non-expired) – PAN card/ Voter ID/ Passport/Driving License/ Aadhar Card (with the photograph)/ Ration Card.
  • If a candidate is claiming relaxation under PWD category, then s/he must carry the PWD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer.

Instructions to attempt CBT

JEE Main is conducting in CBT mode only from 2019. Here are the instructions for attempting the online test to overcome anxiety in the candidates who are appearing for JEE Main 2021.

  • The candidate will be allotted a computer terminal or node where s/he has to login with the roll number and password.
  • After that, you will be taken to a screen with instructions. Read the instructions properly. Do not skip reading it as you are allotted time to read that in addition to the 3 hours.
  • The keyboard will be detached from the computer. Use the virtual keyboard and mouse
  • For any rough work, a paper sheet will be provided. Mention your name and roll no. on that sheet.
  • See the full question paper first. Read it thoroughly before starting to attempt questions.You will get an option (Question Paper button) to view the complete paper on the bottom right of the screen.
  • Start with the easiest or the topic that are your strength. “Save and next” to continue to the next.
  • The screen panel is divided is-
  • Question pane
  • Respective multiple-choice answers Panel
  • Navigation Pane
  • Question Palette
  • You can save & mark for review the question you want to attend later.

2021 JEE Mains Admit Card

The admit card can be downloaded from the JEE official website. Students should either enter application number & password or application number and DOB for downloading.

Students are advised to take a print out of Admit Card and keep it safe.

Which colleges consider admission through the JEE Main examination?

Almost all the engineering colleges accept JEE Mains score for admission. It includes Central or State Government Funded Institutions, Private Universities, and Deemed Universities. Other than these 43 IIITs and 21 NITs the following institutions consider JEE main score for admission:

IIITs and NITs alone have 21,990 seats in undergraduate engineering programs.

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Important Syllabus for 2021 JEE Mains

The syllabus of JEE Main examination is huge. To complete the entire syllabus students should enrol for coaching two years prior to the exam. Understanding the concepts, practicing, revising and mastering the subjectrequires at least a span of two years. Experts advise going through every chapter mentioned in the JEE Main syllabus by NTA.As topics are often inter-related it is suggested to not leave any chapter. Check out the entire 2021 JEE Main syllabus here.

Also read, JEE Advanced Syllabus 2021, Exam date, Study Material

JEE Main 2021 Preparation with Previous Year Papers

Previous year solved question papers are an excellent first-hand resource to get acquainted with the exam pattern and level of questions. There are online resources to find previous year question papers of 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010. These with sample papers and test series give good practice to JEE Main aspirants.Candidates can attempt the tests for practice purpose.

Recommended books for 2021 JEE Mains

Which books should I refer to? It is a rampant question that worries aspirants. The right selection of books is a great help. Candidate needs to start preparation from NCERT books before hopping to find other options. These books cover topics in-depth that can work wonders for JEE preparing candidates. Once you are through with it, move on to the below recommended JEE Reference books.

Etoos books for JEE (Main & Advanced) Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics suggested for reference by experts.

What is JEE Main 2021 Examination Date?

The exam will be conducted in two phases, first, in January and next in April.

  • The date for January Exam- 2nd week of January 2021
  • The date for April Exam- 2nd week of April 2021

JEE Mains 2021 Results

The result for JEE (Main) – January and JEE (Main) – April examinations will be available on National Testing Agency’s official website. Candidates can view the result by entering their application number (as on the admit card), DOB & the security pin. The result will be based on the NTA Scores of students. The tentative date of result declaration for JEE Mains January exams is 1st week of Feb 2021 and for April JEE Mains exam it will be 1st week of May 2021.

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