JEE Main is a national level entrance exam which is previously conducted twice an year. But this year, JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in four sessions, as per the new guidelines of Union Education Minister to improve the education system of India.
JEE Main 2021 offers admission to various undergraduate engineering and architecture courses like 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 India.
JEE Main Application Form has been released on 16 December 2020. The candidate can register themselves online until 16 January 2021. After the change in the CBSE and ther board exam’s syllabus, JEE Main Exam pattern has also been revised, accordingly.
NTA has released the notification of JEE Main 2021 on the official website. The dates are announced for the 1st Session, i.e. Feb 23 to 26, 2021, followed by the three sessions which is on March, April and May 2021.
JEE Main 2021 Highlights
Latest JEE Main 2021 Updates: Key points to highlight new changes
Major changes in JEE Main 2021
Changes in JEE Main application
The primary changes in JEE Main application include increment in application fee for all categories. Also, the payment can only be done in online mode.
As per the new norms, separate papers will be conducted for BArch and BPlan from this year. Candidates can register for three papers – BE/BTech, BArch, and BPlan.
Additionally, the number of centers in India where JEE Main exam is conducted has been reduced from 264 to 233.
Changes in JEE Main exam pattern
Starting from 2020, the number of questions appearing in JEE Main exam will be reduced to 75. Until last year, the exam comprised 90 questions.
Separate question papers will be set for BArch and BPlan exam
Numerical based questions will also be included in the JEE Main examination paper.
JEE Main 2021 Important Dates
JEE Main 2021 Admit Card Released
The Admit card for JEE MAIN 2021 will be released on the official site in the last week of January Session 2021. Registered candidates will be informed about the release of admit card through registered email ID and mobile number, and it can be downloaded from the official website. Also carry one additional identity like PAN card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/Ration Card.
Candidates must have to carry their admit card in the exam center on the date of exam with a valid ID Proof. As it contains important information like the exam centre’s name and address, candidate’s photograph, roll no. etc.
Steps to download JEE Main 2021 Admit Card
Refer the following steps to download JEE Main 2020 admit card:
Visit the official website.
Enter your application number, password, and date of birth.
Once you enter the above details, your admit card will be displayed.
You can choose to download the file or print it directly.
Things to carry to the exam centre for JEE Main 2021 exam
On the day of final examination, candidates need to carry the following documents:
A valid id proof such as College/ School ID Card, Driving License, or Passport
A passport size photograph
PwD certificate (if applicable)
Having troubles in downloading admit card?
In case you face any difficulty in downloading your admit card, you can call the helpline numbers from 10 am – 5 pm. You can also send an email to [email protected] providing complete details of your application number, confirmation page, and the issue you are facing.
JEE MAIN 2021 Application Form
NTA has released the last date of applicatio;n form submission i.e. 16 January 2021. The Application form is available at www.jeemain.nta.nic.in Candidate can register and fill the application form in between 16 dec – 16 Jan, 2021.
The Candidate can now apply for one or more attempts of JEE Main 2021 Exam Session, while filling the form. They can opt for different exam center cities for each session. This year, if any candidate is unable to appear for JEE Main Exam, the application fee will be carried forward to the next attempt. Also, they can ask for refund of application fee, if they wish to withdraw.
How to apply for JEE Main 2021?
Step 1: Visit the official website at jeemain.nta.nic.in. Click the “Fill online application form” button.
Step 2: After clicking on the above button, the candidates are redirected to a new page, click on “Registration” button.
Step 3: Now the candidate is redirected to another page where you have to read all the given instructions from the Information Bulletin Board. After you are done, click the “I have downloaded Information Bulletin, read and understood all the instructions” checkbox and click “Proceed to Apply Online” button.
Step 4: JEE Main 2021 registration form will open.
Step 5: You will be redirected to the JEE Main 2021 Dashboard. Click “complete the application form” to proceed.
Step 6: Upload the passport size photograph and signature, along with the scanned copy of your documents. Then click on proceed to verify and finally proceed the step.
Step 7: Pay the Application fee of JEE Main 2021, through online banking/ debit/ credit card.
Step 8: At last review the application form and take a print of it for future reference.
- Passport Size Photograph
- Category Certificate
- PwD Certificate
JEE Main 2021 Application Fees
Mode of Payment: Application Fee can be paid through online mode by net banking/debit card/credit card, UPI & PAYTM.
JEE Main 2020 Application fee for various categories as specified by NTA is given below:
JEE Main 2021 New Exam Pattern
Major changes have been implemented in the pattern of JEE Main examination. The entrance exam is conducted only in online mode at designated centres specified by NTA.
JEE Main 2021 Reservation Criteria
JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria
NTA has specified strict eligibility guidelines for candidates who wish to appear for JEE Main 2021 examination. Before applying for BTech, BArch, or BPlan exam, you must check its eligibility conditions. The key criteria are as follows:
Qualifying Exam: Applicant must have passed class 12 exam or its equivalent from a recognized board or university.
Year of Qualifying Examination: Candidates who have successfully qualified their Class 12 exam or its equivalent in 2019/2020 can apply for JEE Main 2021. Also, those who will appear for their class 12th exam in 2021 can also apply for both January and April sessions. Others are not eligible for this examination.
Diploma Holders: Diploma candidates can also apply for admissions (only in IITs).
Qualifying Subjects: Candidates need to take at least 5 subjects to become eligible for this examination.
Qualifying marks: To become eligible for JEE Main 2021, all unreserved candidates require 75 percent aggregate while reserved category candidates require 65 percent. Also, candidates must be in the top 20 percentile of the class 12 result.
Age Criterion: No age limit has been prescribed to apply for JEE Main 2021 exam.
Total attempts allowed: All candidates can apply for 3 consecutive years. However, the total number of attempts are restricted to 6 (twice for each year)
JEE Main 2021 Marking Scheme
In JEE Main 2021 examination, the total score of a candidate will be calculated using the following criteria:
+4 marks for each correct answer,
1 marks for each wrong answer
0 mark for each unanswered question
JEE Main 2021 Syllabus
Following topics are included in the syllabus for JEE Main 2021 examination Paper 1 and 2:
Books to prepare for JEE Main 2021 Following is a list of books you can refer to prepare for JEE Main examination:
Maths XI & XII – NCERT
Trigonometry (Author: S. L. Loney)
Co-ordinate Geometry (Author: S. L. Loney)
Higher Algebra (Author: Hall & Knight)
Advanced Physics (Author: Nelkon and Parker)
Concepts of Physics Volume 1 and Volume 2 (Author: H.C. Verma)
Feynman Lectures on Physics (Author: Feynman, Leighton and Sands)
Fundamentals of Physics (Author: Halliday, Resnick and Walker)
Objective Questions on Physics- Chapterwise Solved Papers (Author: D.C. Pandey)
Problems in General Physics (Author: IE Irodov)
Problems in Physics (Author: AA Pinsky)
Chemistry – NCERT
Numerical Chemistry (Author: P. Bahadur)
Inorganic Chemistry (Author: J.D. Lee)
Organic Chemistry (Author: Morrison & Boyd)
JEE Main 2021 Mock Test
Candidates can use mock tests available on the official website of NTA for practicing purpose. These tests can be accessed by visiting www.nta.ac.in in online mode. They can also be downloaded for future reference. A total of 18 mock tests are available on the website.
Frequently Asked Questions or FAQs
ANS. No, the admit card of JEE Main will not be available in offline mode. The conducting authority has released the admit card in online mode only.
ANS. In case of such error in the admit card, candidates must immediately contact the JEE officials for help.
ANS. From this year, JEE Main 2021 will be conducted for three papers – BTech, BArch and BPlan.
ANS: Although class 12th marks will not be used for final JEE Main score calculation, they will be considered during admissions.
ANS. Yes, Diploma holders can apply for JEE Main Paper I. However, they will not be allotted seats based on their JEE Main scores.
ANS: Candidate can apply for a maximum of three consecutive years for JEE Main exam. In total, candidates will be allowed six attempts since this exam is conducted twice a year.
ANS: Yes, candidates must meet the minimum percentage criteria set by the authorities.