JEE 2021: IMPORTANT DATES [OFFICIAL], APPLICATION, ELIGIBILITY, SYLLABUS, EXAM PATTERN & PREDICTION, RESULT & PREPARATION TIPS FOR JEE 2021
JEE Main 2021 exam date to be announced soon. The Education Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal also said that the ministry is considering whether JEE Main can be held up to four times starting from February 2021. The JEE Main 2021 official notification is yet to be released by the NTA.
Joint Entrance Examination - Main or commonly known as JEE Main is a national level entrance exam conducted by the NTA to offer admission to BE/BTech, BPlan and BArch courses at the IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) across the country.
Only the top 2.5 lakh score holders in JEE Mains 2021 will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced for admission to various undergraduate engineering programmes offered by IITs in India. The counselling cum seat allotment for all the IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs will be organised and managed by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). In 2020, 107 institutes participated in JoSAA Counselling.
JEE Main 2021 Highlights
Joint Entrance Exam
Twice a year
JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates
JEE Main 2021 exam dates along with registration dates, admit card download date, answer key release dates, result announcement dates, and counselling dates will be updated on this page. Until then, candidates can check the tentative JEE Main 2021 exam dates for January and April session along with related dates from below:
JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates: January Session
Application form availability
Last date to apply for JEE Main 2021
Registration for test practice centres
Payment of application fee, uploading of signature and photograph
Image correction window available online
Application form correction window
Issuance of admit card
JEE Mains 2021 exam dates
The exam will be conducted in two shifts on each day
Release of response sheet and question paper
Answer key release date
Declaration of result for January session
Downloading of Scorecard
Candidates can download their scores from the links given on the official website for paper 1 and 2.
JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates: April Session
Application form availability
Last date to apply
Last date to pay application fee
Image Correction starts
Application form correction
Correction in exam city centre
Issue of admit card
JEE Main 2021 exam date
Release date of answer key, question papers and challenging of answers
Release of final answer key
Declaration of result
Announcement of NTA score
JEE Main 2021 Registration
The application form of JEE Main 2021 for January exam will be available soon in online mode. Candidates will be able to fill and submit their JEE Main 2021 application form for two papers 1 (BE/BTech), paper 2 (BArch and BPlan).
The NTA will release the JEE registration number. Over the last few years, the registration for JEE Main has increased. However, in the April 2020 exam the registration dipped due to COVID-19.
JEE Main Eligibility 2021
NTA has released the JEE Main 2021 eligibility criteria for BTech, BArch and BPlan papers. Candidates must fulfil all the eligibility conditions to be eligible for JEE Main exam. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2021 is as follows:
1. Age Criteria: There is no age limit for aspirants appearing in the JEE Main
2. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)
Candidates who have passed their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 or 2019 are eligible
Those who are appearing in their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2020 are also eligible to appear in January and April session
Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2018 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2021.
3. Qualifying subjects: Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th /qualifying examination to be eligible
4. Qualifying marks
To appear in JEE Mains, the minimum qualifying marks (for admission to NITs, IIITs, IITs, and CFTIs) that aspirants require is 75 per cent (aggregate) or
Candidates should be in the top 20 percentile in the Class 12 exam conducted by respective Boards
For reserved candidates, the minimum qualifying marks is 65 per cent
5. Total attempts
A candidate is allowed to attempt the exam for three consecutive years
The number of attempts will be six in total – twice each year for three years
Reservation Criteria for JEE Main 2021
Reservation in Percentage (%)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Class (OBC) -NCL
Persons with Disability (PwD)
JEE Main 2021 Admit Card
The NTA will release JEE Main 2020 admit card date for the January session 15 days prior to the exam. Registered candidates can download the admit card from the official website. The admit card is an essential document that must be carried to the examination hall. The authority also informs candidates about the release of admit cards through registered email ID and mobile number.
Steps to download JEE Main 2021 Admit Card
Visit the official website
Download admit card by entering application number and date of birth
After entering the above details, your admit card will be displayed on the screen
Download, save and take a print out of it
Along with the JEE Main admit card, candidates must carry any one of identity proofs in original: PAN card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/Ration Card.
THE SUBJECTS INCLUDED IN JEE MAINS ARE
Includes 114 docs, 146 videos & 126 tests.
Includes 212 docs, 224 videos & 102 tests.
Includes 147 docs, 209 videos & 132 tests.
Includes 110 docs, 168 videos & 185 tests.
Includes 197 docs, 342 videos & 157 tests.
Includes 194 docs, 286 videos & 174 tests.
FOR YOUR PRACTICE, HERE ARE THE LINKS TO JEE MOCK TEST SERIES AND PREVIOUS YEARS PAPERS:
Includes 167 docs & 100 tests.
For JEE Advanced:
Includes 2 docs & 36 tests.
JEE Main 2021 will consist of three papers. Each paper will be of three hours. NTA JEE Main 2021 question paper will include both multiple-choice questions as well as numerical based questions.
Check important highlights of the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern below.
Mode of exam
BTech/BPlan – CBT mode
BArch – PBTmode | CBT mode
Type of questions
Objective (MCQs) and Numerical
Subjective – BArch Drawing Paper
Number of questions
75 for BTech
77 for BArch
100 for BPlan
Paper 1 – 300 marks
BArch – 400 marks
BPlanning – 400 marks
Name of sections
BTech – 3 (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)
BArch – 3 (Drawing, Mathematics, and Aptitude)
BPlan – 3 (Mathematics, Aptitude, and Planning Based Questions)
Correct Response – (+4)
Incorrect Response – (-1)
The difficulty level of exam
Easy to Moderate
Changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern
JEE Main Answer Key 2021
The JEE Main 2021 official answer keys along with question paper and response sheets will be published on the official website. Candidates can challenge the answer keys from within the given timelines.
The memory-based answer key and solutions of NTA JEE 2021 January exam will be released by various coaching institutes. Candidates who have appeared in the test can download and match their answers to the questions marked in the exam and calculate the probable scores.
JEE Main 2021 January Result
NTA will declare JEE Main 2021 result for the January session on the official website
Candidates can access their results by entering their date of birth and roll number
The result contains the scores of the candidates obtained in the entrance test
Along with the declaration of the JEE 2021 result, NTA will release the scorecard in online mode
The scorecard consists of name, category, roll number, date of birth, state code eligibility, category and nationality, subject-wise NTA scores, etc. The conducting authority will declare the JEE Main rank list for each category
There will be two types of rank lists - All India Rank and Category Rank
JEE MAINS PREPARATION TIPS
All the JEE Mains aspirants need to a prior planning for the preparation and should follow certain tips and tricks that will help them to achieve the best possible results. The students must be aware of all the current trends and must analyse the JEE previous year papers to know everything about what they need to study and how to accomplish it.
Q. When will JEE Mains 2021 be held?
A. JEE Main 2021 notification will be released by the NTA. It is likely that the January 2021 exam will be postponed. The Education Minister answered queries and doubts on JEE Main 2021 and other competitive/board exams. The notification related to JEE Main 2021 exam date will be declared soon by the authority.
Q. How many times a student can appear for JEE Main in one year?
A. JEE Main is conducted twice a year. The number of attempts for admission in a particular academic session will be considered as one. The age eligibility as prescribed by the authority allows a candidate to appear in NTA JEE Main for three consecutive years.
Q. When will JEE Main 2021 forms release?
A. The registrations for JEE Main 2021 January session is expected to begin in December 2020. Candidates have to fill and submit the JEE main 2021 application forms within the given period of time.
Q. Is there any dress code for JEE Main 2021?
A. The dos and don’ts on the exam day along with the dress code will be mentioned in the January session. Candidates appearing for JEE Main 2021 January exam should wear clothes accordingly.
Q. When will the JEE Main 2021 admit card by NTA be released?
A. The admit card for JEE Mains 2021 will be available on the official website. The admit card of JEE Main 2021 January exam will be available 15 days prior to the exam.
Q. How can I download the JEE Main admit card?
A. Candidates can download the admit card of JEE Main 2021 by entering application number and date of birth on the login window.
Q. Can I get the JEE Main application form 2021 in offline mode?
A. No, JEE Main 2021 will not be available in offline mode. The conducting authority will release the application form in online mode only.
Q. Will a duplicate JEE Main admit card be issued if I lost my admit card?
A. No. The authority will not issue any duplicate admit card of JEE Main. In this case, candidates can go back to the JEE Main official website, download and reprint admit cards by entering the login credentials.
Q. The spelling of my name is incorrect in the admit card. How can I correct it?
A. In case of such errors in the admit card, candidates must immediately contact the JEE Main officials.
Q. Is there an age limit in JEE Main?
A. For appearing in the JEE Main 2020 examination, there is no age limit for the candidates.
Q. What is NTA and its role in JEE Main 2020?
A. NTA or National Testing Agency is an autonomous testing organisation to conduct entrance exams for admission/fellowship in higher education institutions. NTA is entrusted to take care of all issues from test preparation, to test delivery and to test marking in the exams conducted by the agency including JEE Main 2020. The agency is converting its 2,697 test practise centres into teaching centres from 2019.
Q. Will JEE Main 2021 be postponed?
A. JEE Main 2021 is being delayed due to the delay in the 2020 process. The authority is expected to release the JEE Main 2021 dates on December 10.
Q. Will 75% criteria be removed for JEE 2021?
A. Till now, the officials have not announced any notification regarding the eligibility criteria. This page will be updated as soon as NTA releases any latest notification related JEE Main 2021 exam.
Q. Has the syllabus and pattern of JEE Main changed after NTA took over CBSE?
A. No, NTA JEE Main syllabus, as well as JEE Main pattern, is the same. However, this year, the authority has changed the exam pattern of JEE Main.
Q. Is it mandatory to appear for the exam twice or can I take the JEE Main once?
A. No. There is no mandate to appear for the exam twice. It depends on the candidate's choice. In case they appear for the exam, the better of the two scores will be used to rank in the merit list.
Q. Is there any change in the syllabus of JEE Main 2021?
A. The authority has not released any change in the syllabus of NTA JEE Main 2020 paper 1, 2 and 3. Candidates must visit this page for any latest news and updates.
Q. For how many papers will the JEE Main 2020 January exam will be conducted?
A. JEE Main 2020 January exam will be conducted for 2 papers - BTech (paper 1) BArch and BPlan (paper 2)