JEE Main 2021: National Testing Agency is the conducting body of JEE Main. It is an all India level examination through which B.Tech / B.E, B.Arch, and B.Plan admissions are offered in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, and other engineering, architecture, and planning institutes. Each year from 2021 onwards, NTA conducts the JEE Main exam twice a year. Two sessions in a year i.e January & April Session take place in a year. Candidates can appear for both the session because the final JEE Main 2021 ranking will be based on the best of the two attempts.
Check Eligibility For NTA JEE Main Exam
Those who will clear the JEE Main 2021 exam will be eligible for the JEE Advanced 2021. Upon clearing the JEE Advanced candidates will be eligible to get admission in IITs. JEE Main 2021 application form will tentatively out in September 2021 for the January session and February 2021 for April Session. Earlier around 9 lakh students applied for the JEE Main 2021. There are two papers in JEE Main 2021 i.e Paper 1 (Engineering) & Paper 2 (Architecture & Planning). The procedure of JEE Main 2021 will take place in online mode whether it is application or exam or answer key or result. One exception is there that drawing section of the Paper 2 will be taken in the drawing sheet.
|Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.)||Online Mode (CBT – Computer Based Test)|
|Paper 2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning)|
Part I & II (Maths & Aptitude Test)
|Online Mode (CBT – Computer Based Test)|
Offline Mode (Pen & Paper Based Test)
JEE Main Important Changes As Per 2020
In 2020, NTA has introduced a lot of changes such as :
- NTA has stated that science is no longer the eligibility criteria for the students who want to appear for B.Planning courses. Having mathematics in the 12th can also apply.
- Application Fee was revised
- Exam Pattern Changed. Now in each section, 20 questions are MCQ and 5 questions are numerical value-based.
- JEE Main Payment Mode Changed. Now only the online mode is applicable.
- Photo Format is changed as of now candidates don’t need to have the photo with name and date.
- From 2021 JEE Main Exam will take place in 11 regional languages (Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odiya, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu). The Ministry Of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has directed to NTA (Source: Time of India Report- 28th Nov 2019)
- All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has ruled that Chemistry is not mandatory for admission into BTech and BE courses in the country. (Source: newindianexpress.com – 13th Feb 2020)
|From DASA 2021-22 onwards, admissions will be based on JEE Main ranks|
About NTA Joint Entrance Exam / JEE Mains 2021
|Full Exam Name||Joint Entrance Examination|
|Common Name||JEE Main|
|Exam conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Level of Examination||National level|
|Mode of Examination||Computer-based|
|Admission In||NITs, CFTIs and IIITs|
|Counselling conducting Body||Joint Seat Allocation Authority|
JEE Main 2021 Important Dates
Candidates appearing for the JEE Main 2021 must be aware of the important dates regarding the 2021 session. Look at the January & April session dates for the session 2021.
|JEE Main January 2021 Session|
|Application Form release date||November 2020|
|Last date of the submission of online form||December 2020|
|Fee Payment Date||December 2020|
|Display of shift allocation and date||December 2020|
|JEE Main Application correction||December 2020|
|Exam centre allotment||December 2020|
|JEE Main Admit Card download||December 2020|
|JEE Main exam date|| January 2021|
(1st Shift: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
(2nd Shift: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
|Answer Key release date||January 2021|
|JEE Main result date||January 2021|
|JEE Main April 2021 Session|
|Application Form release date||February 2021|
|Last date of the submission of online form||March 2021|
|Fee payment last date||March 2021|
|Display of shift allocation and date||1st week of March 2021|
|JEE Main Application correction||2nd week of March 2021|
|Exam centre allotment||3rd week of March 2021|
|JEE Main Admit Card download||March 2021|
|JEE Main exam date||April 2021|
|Answer Key release date||2nd week of April 2021|
|JEE Main result date||April 2021|
Eligibility Criteria Of JEE Main 2021
Only the eligible candidates can fill the JEE Main 2021 application form. NTA follows strict guidelines in terms of the JEE Main 2021 eligibility criteria. Thus candidates have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria in order to fill the online JEE Main Form. Candidates must look into factors such as age limit, qualifying education, marks, exam, etc. As there are two papers in JEE Main, candidates should look at the eligibility criteria as per the paper wise.
- Age Limit: There is no age limit to appear in the JEE Main exam. Candidates who have passed Class 12th or equivalent in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 can also apply.
- Qualifying Exam: 12th board and appearing can also apply.
- Qualifying Marks: Must score 75% in 12th board (65% for the reserved category )
- Subjects To be Qualified: PCM for Paper 1 and for Paper 2 science is no longer the criteria. Candidates who have 12th in mathematics but not science can apply for B.Planning. However, for B.Arch, candidates must have PCM in 12th
JEE Main Application Form 2021
Candidates appearing for the JEE Main 2021 exam, can apply for it from the official site of JEE Main. NTA will release the application form online. Candidates must enter the correct credential while filling the form. The filling procedure of the JEE Main Application Form 2021 must take place in a single session. In the process of filling the form, candidates have to enter the personal details, educational details and upload the image, signature and the documents required. Overall candidates must clear fully fill the form with the correct details.
Application Fee Of JEE Main
The registration fee of the JEE Main 2021 online application form will differ as per the category, gender, and residence (India or outside India). Last year in 2020, NTA has revised the application fee and there was a rise in the fee.
|Paper-1 (B.E./ B.Tech.) or Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning)||In India||General/ OBC (NCL)||Rs 650/-||Rs 325/-|
|SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender||Rs 325/-||Rs 325/-|
|Outside India||General/ OBC (NCL)||Rs 3000/-||Rs 1500/-|
|SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender||Rs 1500/-||Rs 1500/-|
|Both Paper-1 (B.E./ B.Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning)||In India||General/ OBC (NCL)||Rs 1300/-||Rs 650/-|
|SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender||Rs 650/-||Rs 650/-|
|Outside India||General/ OBC (NCL)||Rs 6000/-||Rs 3000/-|
|SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender||Rs 3000/-||Rs 3000/-|
JEE Main 2021 Application Form Correction
Candidates are advised to fill the JEE Main registration form with the correct credentials. But many times candidates make mistakes while filling the form. So after the application and payment procedure is done, NTA will activate the link for the correction in JEE Main Application Form. This is the one-time facility for the students to make corrections in JEE Main 2021 form. As per the session wise, the correction link will be activated. JEE Main Correction link will activate in October 2020 for the January session and in March 2021 for April Session. Students must note that whatever correction is required, must be finished before the due date. NTA will not provide a further spot for correction so make the correction till the allotted time and date.
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021
NTA has made the changes in the exam pattern in 2020. The no. of questions were decreased from 90 to 75. Each section of the question paper is subdivided into two categories i.e MCQ and Numerical Based Questions. In order to have a better understanding of the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern look into the table given below:
|Marking Scheme for MCQs||Correct Answer||Four marks (+4)|
|Unanswered /Marked for Review||No mark (0)|
|Incorrect Answer/Multiple Answer||Minus one mark (-1)|
|Marking Scheme for questions|
for which answer is a Numerical
|Correct Answer||Four marks (+4)|
|Unanswered /Marked for Review||No mark (0)|
|Incorrect Answer/Multiple Answer||No mark (0)|
|Marking Scheme for|
Drawing Test –Part III
|Two questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks.|
JEE Main Paper 1 Exam Pattern
|Subjects||Total Questions||Types of questions||Marks|
|Mathematics||25(20+5)||20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions with the answer as a numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry||100|
JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern
|Exam||Subjects||Total Ques.||Types of Questions||Marks|
|B. Arch.||Aptitude Test||50||Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)||200|
|Drawing Test||2||Questions for drawing test||100|
|Mathematics||25(20+5)||20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value||100|
|B. Planning||Mathematics – Part I||25(20+5)||20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value||100|
|Aptitude Test – Part II||50||Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)||200|
|Planning Based Questions – Part III||25||Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)||100|
JEE Main Syllabus 2021
Well, this is the most important section which the candidates have to take note of. All the questions in the exam come from the syllabus prescribed by NTA. JEE Main 2021 Syllabus is available in the pdf format. Candidates can download the syllabus and start preparing for the exam. The syllabus differs as per the paper to some extent. Watch out the topics as per the subjects through the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus. Make sure that the syllabus for the JEE Main 2021 will contain the topics from class 11th and 12th.
JEE Main 2021 Preparation Tips
- Candidates should start with a tough subject/topic as they have more time now so they can do more work on it. Sounds tough but we know you can do it!
- Many candidates prefer only reference books for preparation. But instead, they should study NCERT books. NCERT Books are very important and helpful in NTA JEE Main 2021 Preparation.
- Candidates can purchase the Mock Test Series and practice them regularly which will help them to know about their preparation level.
- Download old question papers and analyze the important topics and the pattern of questions. Turn into Sherlock and dig out the web for sample papers.
- Prepare a sheet of important formulas and paste it near your study table or study area. Revise it regularly to memorize the formulas.
JEE Main Previous Years Question Paper
The candidates preparing for the JEE Main 2021 exam, must look at the previous year’s question paper. This is beneficial to the students as they will familiarize themselves with the type of questions asked in the exam. They will also get an idea about their preparation level indicating the weak and strength zone. Thus accordingly the students will work in their respective areas. It is very easy to get the JEE Main previous year’s question as it is in PDF format. Check Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics question paper. One of the important things which the question papers reflect is the weightage of the chapter with respect to the subject.
JEE Main Mock Test 2021
The National Testing Agency will release the JEE Main Mock test. But what is a Mock test? The mock test will give the candidate an idea of how the real-time exam will look like. It is, in easier terms, “a copy of the real exam”. Since JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in the computer-based mode, the JEE mains 2021 mock test will help in practicing the test before taking the actual exam. NTA has set up a lot of practice centers of JEE Main mock test 2021 to help the aspirants with their preparation for the examination. So, there is an option for candidates to either take the JEE Main mock test 2021 sitting at home or to take it in the test practice centres near them. Mock tests will be beneficial for all candidates as they will be able to practice whatever they have studied, know the exam pattern and manage time.
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JEE Main Admit Card 2021
In order to carry the exam, candidates must have the Admit card. It acts as an identity for the person who takes the exam. One can download the hall ticket from the website as it will be available online. To download the JEE Main admit card, candidates have to log in their id by entering the application no. and Password/D.O.B. Only the candidates who will successfully submit the application form will be able to download the Admit Card. It will carry the list of information in it such as the candidate’s name, application no., centre name etc. Candidates must keep the note that NTA will not send the admit card in their email or address. All candidates should check the details very carefully printed on the admit card
Note: Any kind of discrepancy in the admit card should be informed to NTA before the exam. The contact address is given below.
Things Required To Enter The Examination Hall
- Photocopy of JEE Main Admit card/hall ticket.
- A passport size photograph.
- A photo ID issued by any Government agency such as PAN card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar Card.
- PwD certificate, if claiming the relaxation under the PwD category.
JEE Main Exam Centres 2021
JEE Mains 2021 will take place in many cities across the country. The NTA will release a list of JEE Main Exam centres for the academic session of 2021-22. While filling the application form, candidates will be required to fill in at least 4 test centres from the list provided. Exam centres for all the registered candidates will be allotted after the application procedure is over.
NTA JEE Main Answer Key 2021
The JEE Main 2021 answer key for Paper 1 & 2 will be available in the official site of JEE Main. After the commencement of the exam, an answer key will be released. Before the official answer key, the unofficial answer key is released by different institutes like Resonance, Aleen, Career Point, Aakash, etc. One can download the answer key to estimate their percentile. Along with the answer key candidates can also check the Memory Based Question Paper. Candidates who had appeared in the examination will be able to compare their responses with the answer key. The JEE Main answer key can be downloaded by a candidate by using the link available here. With the help of answer key, a candidate can predict the score and the rank.
JEE Main Result 2021
NTA will release the JEE Main result once both the session will over. However, session wise result will also be declared in terms of percentile scored by the candidates. One can download the JEE Main result 2021 from the official site of JEE Main. Important credentials like application no., Password/D.O.B is required in order to have the result.
The JEE Main Final Result will contain the qualifying status for JEE Advanced. Candidates who will qualify the JEE Main 2021 and meet the specified cutoff will be eligible to take the JEE Advanced 2021 Exam. On the Basis of Result of JEE Main 2021, candidates can take admission into various institutes like NITs, IITs, and GFTIs for B.Tech Courses. The NTA Result of JEE Main percentile will be calculated corresponding to the raw marks obtained by candidates. The calculated NTA scores for all the shifts/sessions will be merged and declared by 4th week of April 2021.
JEE Main 2021 Result Normalization
National Testing Agency will use the policy of ‘Normalization Procedure based on percentile Score’ in order to overcome such a problem of the unequal gain of marks. Now the normalization Procedure will be used for the JEE Main Result (jeemain.nic.in result 2021) which will be based on Percentile Score in order to ensure that the level of exam is equal for every candidate appearing for JEE Mains Exam. Normalization will be done to make sure there is no uneven difficulty level in the exam.
JEE Main Merit List 2021
JEE Main merit list 2021 will consist of the performance of the students in both the session i.e January & April 2021. The best of the two examinations will be taken into consideration to prepare the merit list of JEE Main 2021. Thus accordingly the rank is given to the candidates. And thus through this rank, the candidates get to know about the institution or college they will get. Many times candidates acquire the same score, so in this type of situation following things are taken into the note to rank the candidates.
- If there is a tie then, candidates having more percentile in Mathematics will be preferred.
- Tie still persists then candidates who secure more in Physics will be considered.
- Still, the tie is not gone, then higher percentile score in Chemistry will be taken into consideration
- Lastly when the tie is not resolved then the candidates older in age will be preferred.
JEE Main 2021 Rank List
- NTA will release the Rank List in the 4th week of April 2021
- The rank list will be prepared based on the candidate’s score in JEE Main.
- The JEE Main Rank list will reflect the All India Rank (AIR) of the candidate and the category ranks.
- Admission to NITs, CFTIs and IIITs will be done based on the Rank List published by NTA.
- Candidate can access the rank list list by entering their roll number and date of birth.
JEE Main Cutoff 2021
The NTA will be in charge of releasing the cutoff for JEE Main 2021. The JEE Main cut off 2021 is the minimum qualifying marks that a candidate needs to obtain in order to get a good rank and thus admission to the specific institute he/she wants to apply to. The cutoff publishes as per the category wise also.
JEE Main 2019 Cut Off
|Category||JEE Main Paper 1 Cut Off 2019|
|Common Rank List (CRL)||89.7548849|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)||74.3166557|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||44.3345172|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||54.0128155|
JEE Main Cutoff Previous Years
Reservation Criteria Of JEE Main 2021
Certain seats are reserved for the reserved category. Candidates must keep the knowledge regarding the reservation percentage as per the category. The below table shows the percentage as per the category. Check JEE Main Seat Reservation
|3||OBC (Non-Creamy Layer – NCL, where annual income of family < Rs. 8 lakh)||27%|
|4||Person with Disabilities||5%|
|5||Economically Weaker Section||10%|
JEE Main 2021 Counselling
The JEE Main counselling 2021 will be conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). This is the most crucial and career-deciding Phase of the whole JEE Mains 2021 Process. Read it Carefully!
- The Counselling will be conducted by JoSAA/ CSAB for admission to NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs.
- For the seat allotment procedure, the candidate will have to mandatorily participate in the counselling.
- Admission to the institute will be based on AIR and choices filled by the candidate.
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JEE Main Participating Institutes 2021
NTA JEE Main will be conducted for admission to 31 NITs (National Institute of Technology), 23 IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), 20 GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutes), and 23 IITs (Indian Institution of Technology). Candidates appearing for JEE Main will be getting admission to any one of these depending on their ranks. Check JEE Main Participating Institutes
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Check Out NITs, IITs & IIITs Cut Offs
Candidates must check out the previous years cut off of the different NITs, IITs and IIITs. Thus as per their marks and the rank, candidates will be able to analyse in which college/institution they have the chance to take admission.