A Complete JEE Main 2021 Exam guide (with Latest Updates) to avoid any confusion


The JEE MAIN 2021 registration for February is live now. The exam of the February session is set to happen between 23rd & 26th February 2021. The exam will also happen in March, April, and May in 2021 as per Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal.

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) will include three papers in 2021. The Paper 1 is conducted for admission to B.E/B. Tech, while Paper 2 is conducted for admission to B.Arch & Paper 3 is for B.Planning.

NTA will conduct the exam and aspirants will be able to apply online on its official website. Here you will get to know about Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Documents Required for JEE Main 2021, New Pattern of JEE Main, and How to apply.

JEE Main 2021 – Important Dates, eligibility, Exam Pattern, and How to Apply

JEE Main 2021 will be held in thirteen languages, and will be conducted in two shifts, 9 am – 12 (Morning shift), 3 pm – 6 pm (Afternoon Shift). The aspirants can register themselves on its official website till 16 January.

Event Dates
JEE Main 2021 Registration (Begins) 16th December, 2020
Registration (Closes) 16th January, 2021
Last date of Application Fee Submission 17th January, 2021
Last date of Application Form correction 21st January, 2021
Admit Card 2nd Week of February
Exam dates 23rd February 23 – 26th February, 2021 (Session I)15th – 18th March, 2021 (Session II)27th  – 30th April, 2021 (Session III)24th May – 28th May, 2021. (Session IV)

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The application process for JEE Main 2021 has commenced from 16th December, 2020. Candidates who wish to apply for it must know  the eligibility criteria and check the same on NTA’s official website.

JEE Main can be attempted by the students who have passed intermediate with at least five subjects in 2019 and 2020. And it’s not necessary for a candidate to have passed Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) as main subjects along with Biology or Biotechnology.

Anyone is eligible for this entrance if they has all the necessary qualifications given below:

Educational Qualifications:

  • Must have Cleared 12th or equivalent (QE) exam in 2019 or 2020 with at least 50% marks.
  • Candidates who are appearing for their 12th class exams can give this exam as well.
  • Must have passed with five subjects in their class 12th and PCM as the compulsory subjects.

Please Note – As per the directive of CBSE, class 12th marks will not be taken to consideration while calculating the AIR of JEE Main.

Age Limit Criteria:

There is no age limit for the candidates who are appearing for JEE Main 2021. However, the candidates will have to fulfil the age criteria (if applicable) in the respective institute(s) in which they want to take admission for the upcoming academic session.

Maximum Number of Attempts:

Anyone who fulfills the educational eligibility criteria can sit for JEE Main for three years, but IITs permit only two attempts for JEE Advanced. You may follow this link https://home.iitd.ac.in/news-jab.php to get more information.

Documents Required for JEE Main 2021

The candidates are advised to keep the following documents with them before applying for JEE Main 2021:

  1. Scanned Passport-sized photograph in JPG/JPEG format against white background, and the picture should be recent and self-attested
  2. Candidate’s signature (file size: 4kb to 30kb)
  3. Duly verified result awaited attestation from (file size: 50-300 kb)
  4. PwD certificate
  5. Caste Certificate, if applicable
  6. Matriculation Certificate or 10th class Certificate
  7. 12th Class Certificate
  8. Domicile
  9. Passport (optional)
  10. Identity proof, Citizenship Certificate, Passport of parents, and Testimonials from the higher authorities in case the candidate is a foreigner
  11. A bank account number/Aadhaar Card/Passport/School ID or any valid ID proof issued by the government of India
  12. A Net banking account or UPI or Paytm for Payment Purposes.
  13. A valid E-mail ID and a Phone Number will be required during registration for future communications and to complete the registration process

New Pattern of JEE Main

The exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 has changed due to the impact of pandemic on classes of 12th board. However, the syllabus will remain the same as before, but it has been reduced.

As per the new pattern, the candidates will have to attempt 75 questions out of 90 for the BE / BTech paper. Similarly, for the B.Arch paper, one has to attempt 77 (out of 82) questions and 100 (out of 105) questions for the B.Planning paper.

Aspirants will have to attempt 25 questions in Physics, in Chemistry, and in Maths. And there will be no negative marking in numerical-based questions if unattempted or incorrect. JEE Main 2021 will be held in 13 languages for the first time.

JEE Main 2021 – How to apply

The aspirants are advised to read the Information Bulletin carefully to ensure their eligibility. The steps to register for JEE Main 2021 are given below:

  • Visit the official website – jeemain.nta.nic.in, and click on Apply.
  • After clicking on that, a ‘Home page for registration’ will appear before your eyes.
  • You just have to click on ‘New Registration’ (that is given in the yellow box.), and then you will be required to type all the relevant information into the given column.
  • Register yourself successfully by using your ‘E-mail ID & Mobile Number’.
  • After the registration process, fill in the online ‘JEE Main Application form’ and note down the Application Number generated by system.
  • Now, you can log in with this Application Number.
  • Upload images or other relevant documents.
  • Pay fee using SBI / Canara / HDFC / ICICI Bank and keep the fee proof of fee paid with you to avoid any problem in the near future.
  • Download and print a copy of the application form.
  • Make sure the information entered by you is correct.

The dates of result and displaying of answer keys for accepting challenges on NTA’s website will be declared within four weeks after the exam.

So, guys, buckle up and start your registrations if you are planning to take the JEE Main 2021 exam in February. Also, keep up your intensity and continue your preparations. We wish all the best for future endeavours and stay tuned to us for more updates on the exam.


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