JEE Main 2021

JEE Main 2021: JEE Main is among the most popular entrance exams in India. It is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) twice a year.  The exam offers admission in engineering courses such as B.E., B.Tech, and B.Arch. The candidates get admission into NITs, CFTIs as well as other reputed engineering institutions. For admission to IIT, the candidate would have to qualify JEE Main and then JEE Advanced. Separate schedules will be announced for All India Rank and state-level counseling. Check here all the important information about NTA JEE Main 2021.

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JEE Main 2021: Important Dates

Notification Releasing date 3rd week of August 2020 3rd week of Jan 2021
Availability of the Online Application Form 1st week of Sep 2020 1st week of Feb 2021
Last Date of Online Application Form 4th week of Sep 2020 1st week of Mar 2021
Closing Date of Fee Payment 1st week of Oct 2020 1st week of Mar 2021
Opening of Application Form Correction Window 2nd week of Oct 2020 2nd week of Mar 2021
Issue of the Admit Card 3rd week of Dec 2020 3rd week of Mar 2021
JEE Main 2021 exam date 2nd week of Jan 2021 2nd week of Apr 2021
Answer Key & OMR Sheet Availability 3rd week Jan 2021 3rd week of Apr 2021
Result Declaration 4th week of Jan 2021 4th week of Apr 2021

JEE Main 2021 Application Form

JEE Main 2021 Application form will be made available only via online mode. Application forms for the first attempt will be released near about in September. Candidate must have the Adhar Card number or its enrollment number. Candidates must keep a scanned copy of their recent passport size photograph as well as signature. Fee for application form will be accepted via online mode: credit card, debit card, or e-challan.

Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria: There is no age limit to apply for JEE main.

Qualification Criteria

  • It is necessary for the candidates to clear standard 12th examination/ qualifying examination.
  • 12th with the core 5 subjects should be done in order to be eligible for JEE Main.
  • Candidates must qualify the intermediate standard with PCM subjects.
  • The candidate must have scored at least the passing marks.
  • Those who had passed or appeared in the higher secondary examination in 2019 and 2020 will also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates appearing in the final examination of 12th in 2021 can also fill the form.
  • Diploma holders will be eligible to apply for JEE Main.
  • They are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced but the scores of JEE Main score will not be taken into consideration for admission.

Number of Attempts

  • Attempts will be counted from the year 2019 onwards.
  • Applicants can attempt at least 3 times for clearing the JEE Main.
  • JEE Advanced will be conducted twice in a year.
  • Attempts will be a maximum of 2 times in consecutive years.

Application Fee

For Paper 1 or Paper 2

Category In India Outside India
Gen/OBC-NCL Boys – 500/- & Girls – 250/- Boys – 2000/- & Girls – 1000/-
SC/ST/PWD & Transgender Boys – 250/- & Girls – 250/- Boys – 1000/- & Girls – 1000/-

Both Paper 1 & Paper 2

Category In India Outside India
Gen/OBC-NCL Boys – 900/- & Girls – 450/- Boys – 3000/- & Girls – 1500/-
SC/ST/PWD & Transgender Boys – 450/- & Girls – 450/- Boys – 1500/- & Girls – 1500/-
  • The mode of payment would be through DR/CR card/E-challan.
  • Candidates making payment through E-challan have to make the payment in Syndicate/ HDFC/ICICI/ Canara Bank in cash.

Exam Pattern

For Paper 1 (For admission to Tech / B.E.)

  • Conducted through offline (PBT)as well as online (CBT) mode depending on the candidate’s preferences.
  • The paper-1 will comprise of PCM subjects.
  • The duration of the examination will be of 3 hours.
  • The objective types of questions will be there.
  • The medium of the question paper will be in English & Hindi.
  • +4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • One mark will be deducted for every wrong response.
Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Physics 30 Questions 120 marks
Chemistry 30 Questions 120 marks
Mathematics 30 Questions 120 marks

For Paper 2 (For admission to Arch/B.Planning)

  • It’ll be Offline (PBT)
  • Mathematics and Aptitude test section will contain objective type questions.
  • The drawing test will be subjective in nature.
  • The medium of the question paper will be in English & Hindi.
  • The choice for question paper must be decided while filling up the application form.
  • The duration of the examination will be of 3 hours.
  • +4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.

The structure of the question paper will be in this form:

Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Aptitude Test 50 Questions 200 marks
Mathematics 30 Questions 120 marks
Drawing 2 Questions 70 marks

Participating Institutes

List of National Institutes of Technology (NITs)

Goa Andhra Pradesh Kurukshetra (Haryana)
Uttrakhand Agartala (Tripura) Maulana Azad, Bhopal (MP)
Warangal Calicut (Kerela) Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh)
Delhi Patna (Bihar) Malviya, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
Manipur Silchar (Assam) Hazartbal, Srinagar (J & K)
Meghalaya Arunachal Pradesh Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu)
Mizoram Rourkela (Odisha) Motilal Nehru, Allahabad (U.P.)
Nagaland Raipur (Chhattisgarh) Surathkal, Mangalore (Karnataka)
Sikkim Durgapur (West Bengal) Dr B R Ambedkar, Jalandhar (Punjab)
Puducherry Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) Visvesvaraya, Nagpur (Maharashtra)
Sardar Vallabhbhai Surat (Gujarat)

List of Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs, IIITM & IIITDM)

Lucknow Pune, Maharashtra Sri City, Chittoor (A. P.)
Dharwad Vadodara (Gujarat) Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli
Kurnool Ranchi, Jharkhand Manipur Mantripukhri, Imphal 795001
Kottayam Nagpur, Maharashtra Kilohrad, Sonepat, Haryana, Jhalwa, Allahabad (UP)
Guwahati (Assam) Una, Himachal Pradesh Atal Bihari Vajpayee  & Management, Gwalior (M.P.)
Kota (Rajasthan) Kalyani, West Bengal Design & Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Chennai (TamilNadu)
Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur (M.P.)

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