National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts major examinations like JEE Main, NEET, UGC NET, etc. NTA is an autonomous body that will now conduct a few national level examinations like JEE, NEET, GPAT, etc. twice in a year. This decision has led to a lot of unanswered questions among some candidates. Among JEE Main candidates, one question is very common i.e. How many attempts in JEE Main? If you are also one of them then this post will help you in understanding the number of attempts in JEE Main.

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No. Of Attempts For JEE Main 2021

With the new structure of the exam under NTA, the Joint Entrance Examination Main will be conducted twice in a year; once in January and again in April. In a discussion with my friend Arun, I argued that the number of attempts is 6, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria that a candidate must have passed class 12th in 2019, 2020, or should be taking the final year examination in 2021. If this criterion is to be followed, then the number of attempts is 6 as the candidate will be able to take the exam 6 times in 3 consecutive years.

On the other hand, Arun debated that since NTA has taken the charge of conducting these exams twice and if the first session is to be held in January, the number of attempts will be limited to 4 for session 2021 for a candidate who had passed class 12th in 2020. But he was wrong because if a candidate qualified Class 12th in 2020 then he is eligible for appearing in JEE Main 2021 session also means the number of attempts is 6.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria For Droppers

Candidates who are droppers can also fill JEE Main application form but there are some conditions. For appearing in the exam for the 2021 session, a candidate should have dropped out either in 2019 or 2020. This means if a candidate has passed the exam in 2019 then JEE Main 2021 attempt will be the last chance for him/her. On the other hand, if a candidate has qualified the exam in 2021 then the candidate is eligible for the 2021 and 2022 sessions examination. Those who had completed class 12th in 2018, 2017, or earlier, they do not fulfill the eligibility for JEE Main 2021.

If you have any other questions in your mind then do let us know in the comment section below!


  1. Hello i am sidhartha prajapati from kolkata i am graduate in 2017 bt of one year try in other feild i failed to give 2018 jee main any way of giving 2019 jee


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