JEE Main 2021

Joint Entrance Engineering (JEE) conducted every year by the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). JEE Main 2021 Exam mainly for those who want to get admissions in B.Tech/B. Arch programs offered by IITs, IITs, NITs, and other engineering institutes. If you are looking to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Architecture then the JEE Main exam is a must for you. In this article, GATExplroe provides the complete guide for JEE Main 2021.

Last year, JEE Main exam held twice a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA will follow the same pattern this year for JEE Main. The student will have the option to choose the date of examination i.e. JEE Main (January Session) or JEE Main (April Session). Moreover, if a student appears for the exam twice, the best of his/her two scores will be taken into account.

Note: Due to the COVID19 situation JEE Main (January) Exams Application Forms are delayed.


JEE Main 2021 Notification

National Testing Agency will release JEE Main (January) notification in November, this year NTA released a notification in November 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic and the application process starts in December 2020. 

Similarly, NTA will release JEE Main (April) Notification after the JEE Main (January) Result declared. The application form for the April exam will start from 1st week of March 2021 after the Declaration of JEE Main (January) Result. Please check the complete exam dates below.

JEE Main 2021 Important (Exam) Dates

Events Important Dates
January Session Dates April Session Dates
Release of Notification November 2020
Online Application Form Starts December 2020 1st Week of February 2021
Image Correction Starts December 2020 February 2021
Last date to Fill Application Form December 2020 1st Week of March 2021
Last date of fee payment & uploading images December 2020 2nd Week of March 2021
Application form Correction starts January 2021 March 2021
Release of Admit Card January 2021 3rd Week of March 2021
JEE Main Exam Dates 2nd Week of January 2021 2nd Week of April 2021
JEE Main Answer Key Release January 2021 April 2021
Declaration of Result February 2021 Last Week of April 2021
Counselling Process starts June/July 2021

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to appear for JEE Main 2021 should score of at least 75 percent in class 12th board exams & a place among the top 20 percentile of the Boards. For candidates belonging to SC/ST categories have been lower to 65 percent.

JEE Main 2021 Application Form

JEE Main Notification will be released in November 2020 for January 2021 Exam and the application process will start from 1st December 2020. The last date to fill the JEE Main Application form will be 30th December 2020. Candidates are requested to fill the application form in mid dates to avoid last minutes rush.

For JEE Main 2021 April Exam notification will be released in February 2021 & the application process will start from this date. The last date to fill the JEE main application form will be the last week of February.

Must Read: JEE Main Application Form 2021

JEE Main 2021 Application Fee

The Candidates who are filling the application form for JEE Main must know that they have to pay an application fee. Without paying the application fee, a candidate will be ineligible. The application fee once paid will not be refunded due to any reason.

After paying the application fee candidate should make sure the payment is successful otherwise, the application will be rejected and the candidate should not be eligible for the exam.

Papers Category Application Fee
Exam Center in India Exam Center Outside India
Gen/Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL Candidates Boys- Rs. 650
Girls- Rs. 325
Boys- Rs. 3000
Girls- Rs. 1500
Transgender Candidates
Boys- Rs. 325
Girls- Rs. 325
Boys- Rs. 1500
Girls- Rs. 1500
B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch
B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning
B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch &
B.Arch & B.Planning
Gen/Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL candidates Boys – Rs.1300
Girls – Rs.650
Boys – Rs.6000
Girls – Rs.3000
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender candidates Boys – Rs.650
Girls – Rs.650
Boys – Rs.3000
Girls – Rs.3000

JEE Main 2021 Official Website

NTA published a special website for all the important updates about JEE Main exam. you can check the below link for JEE Main.

JEE Main 2021: Click Here

JEE Main 2021 Paper Pattern

JEE MAIN till 2018 was conducted in two modes: 1) Pen and Paper Based 2) Online Computer Based Test (CBT). But form 2019 onwards, this exam was only conducted in Online Mode. This is due to the introduction of NTA. Other things are the same. Check the exam pattern for JEE Main 2021.

PAPER Structure – 1 (B.E./B.Tech)
(1) Total Marks 120 + 120 + 120 = 360
(2) Total Number of Questions 30 + 30 + 30 = 90
(3) Time Allowed 3 Hours = 180 Minutes
(4) Medium of Examination English/Hindi (Bilingual)
(5) Negative Marking 1/4th
(6) Type of Questions Objective type
PAPER Pattern – 1 (B.E./B.Tech)
Subjects No. of Questions Marks/Questions Total Marks
Physics 30 4 120
Chemistry 30 4 120
Mathematics 30 4 120
Total 120 360
PAPER Structure – 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)
(1) Total Marks 120 + 200 + 70 = 390
(2) Total Number of Questions 30 + 50 + 2 = 82
(3) Time Allowed 3 Hours = 180 Minutes
(4) Medium of Examination English/Hindi (Bilingual)
(5) Negative Marking 1/4th
(6) Type of Questions Objective type
PAPER Pattern – 2  (B.Arch/B.Planning)
Subjects No. of Questions Marks/Questions Total Marks
Mathematics 30 4 120
Aptitude Test 50 4 200
Drawing Test 2 35 70
Total 82 390

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

JEE Main is an important exam for the students who want to take admission to prestigious engineering colleges across India. To clear the exam, it is important that students should have the proper syllabus of JEE Main. The syllabus will help a student in their preparation in a more effective manner. Check the Syllabus for JEE Main below.

Must Read: JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

The candidates who are going to appear for JEE Main must be knowing that the JEE Main Admit Card is important to document to appear for the exam. While going to JEE Main exam candidate should bring this admit card along with an identity card. Only those candidates will get JEE Main to admit card who registered successfully. You can download JEE Main Admit Card from Below Link

Must Read:  JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

JEE Main 2021 Result

The JEE Main Result will be declared after the challenges have been accepted from students and the final answer key has been released. The final answer key has been released by NTA on its official website. The result will contain the score and rank of a candidate which they secured in JEE Main. You can check you JEE Main 2021 result by clicking below link:

Must Read: JEE Main 2021 Result

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