JEE Main 2021: Dates, Application form, Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main 2021 will be conducted by NTA twice a year. NTA conducts the JEE Main January exam and JEE Main April exam under the MHRD, Government of India. It is a national level entrance exam. Through this exam, candidates can get admission in various UG engineering programmes at IITs, NITs, CFTIs and other prestigious institutes. The exam will be held in the online CBT mode. Furthermore, Candidates have to qualify the JEE Main 2021 to apply for the JEE Advanced 2021 exam. Candidates who want to get admission in B.E/B.tech courses have to give JEE Main Paper-I. Similarly, Candidates who want to get admission in B.Arch/B.Plan courses have to apply for JEE Main Paper-II &III. Candidates may read the whole article for complete details regarding the JEE Main 2021 exam such as exam dates, application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus etc.

JEE Main 2021 Notification

The details regarding the JEE Main 2021 Notification are:

  • JEE Main 2021 Notification will release in August 2020.
  • The JEE Main 2021 Notification PDF will contain all the vital information regarding the JEE Main exam.

JEE Main 2021 Important Dates

Candidates may check the JEE Main schedule in the given table:

EventsJanuary DatesApril Dates
Notification releaseAugust 2020
Registration Starting dateFirst week of September 2020First week of February 2021
Image Correction dateSecond week of September 2020February 2021
Registration last date Second week of September 2020First week of march 2021
Last date of fee payment and uploading imagesSecond week of October 2020Second week of march 2021
Application correction startsSecond week of October 2020March 2021
Admit card release dateThird week of October 2020Third week of March 2021
JEE Main 2021 Exam dateFirst week of December 2020Second week of April 2021
Answer key release dateSecond week of January 2021Second week of April 2021
Result dateFouth week of January 2021April 2021
Counselling process startsJune/July 2021
Important dates

JEE Main 2021 Application Form

Candidates have to fill the application form in order to apply for the JEE Main exam. The details regarding the JEE Main 2021 application form are:

  • JEE Main 2021 application form will release in the first week of September 2020 for January session.
  • The application form will be available in online mode on the official website.
  • However, the registration for April session will begin from the first week of February 2021.
  • Candidates have to register themselves by providing valid email id and mobile number.
  • The JEE Main registration process contains 05 steps – Registration, Filling the application form, Uploading documents, Fee payment and application form submission.
  • Candidates may upload the documents in the prescribed format only.
  • Above all, Candidate can submit a single application form only. Multiple application forms will lead to rejection of the candidate.
  • Moreover, Candidates will get an email/SMS on the registered email address or mobile number after submission of the application form.
  • After completing the JEE Main application process, Candidates may print the filled application form for further use.

Application Fee

The candidates have to pay the application fee in order to submit the application form. The JEE Main application fee details are:

PapersCategoryFee of Indian CentersFee of Foreign Centers
B.E/B.Tech or B.Arch or B.PlanGen/Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL candidatesBoys: Rs.650
Girls: Rs.325
Boys: Rs.3000
Girls: Rs.1500
B.E/B.Tech or B.Arch or B.PlanSC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender candidatesBoys: Rs.325
Girls: Rs.325
Boys: Rs.1500
Girls: Rs.1500
B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch
or
B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning
or
B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch &
B.Planning
or
B.Arch & B.Planning
Gen/Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL candidates




SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender candidates
Boys:Rs.1300
Girls: Rs.650




Boys: Rs.650
Girls: Rs. 650
Boys: Rs.6000
Girls: Rs.3000




Boys: Rs.3000
Girls: Rs.3000
Application fee
  • Candidates can pay the application fee through online mode via Debit card, Credit card or Net banking.
  • However, Candidates may not that the application fee once paid would not be refunded under any circumstances.

JEE Main 2021 Correction

The authority provides the correction facility for mistakes in the application form. The details regarding the JEE Main Application form correction are:

  • JEE Main 2021 image correction facility will start after the last date of application form submission.
  • Candidates will be able to make the correction in the images uploaded incorrectly while filling the JEE Main application form.
  • The JEE Main image correction facility will start from the second week of September 2020.
  • However, Correction facility for the April session will start from February 2021.
  • Besides, Correction in images candidates can make correction in various details entered while filling the application form.
  • JEE Main 2020 Application correction facility will start from the third week of October 2020.
  • The authority will provide only one chance for making correction in the application form.
  • The application correction for April session will start from March 2021.
  • Also, Candidates may have to pay an additional fee to make the correction.

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the JEE Main exam. The details regarding the JEE Main eligibility criteria are:

General Eligibility

  • Nationality: Indian as well as foreign candidates can apply for the JEE Exam.
  • Foreign Applicants: International applicants should have the necessary marks/percentage from a board recognized by AIU.
  • Age Limit: The authority has bot prescribed any age limit for the exam.
  • Attempt Limit: There will be no limit to apply for the exam.

Qualification

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidate must have qualified his class 12 or equivalent from a recognised board.
  • Qualifying Subjects:
    > B.E/B.Tech: Candidate must have passed class 12 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology or any other subjects as optional subjects.
    > B.Arch: Candidates must have passed class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
    > B.Plan: Candidate must have passed class 12 with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in their class 12 in 2021 session are eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Diploma Holders: Candidates having a diploma in a technical field are also eligible to apply for the exam. Such Candidates will get admission in IIT only.

How to Apply for JEE Main 2021?

Candidates can follow the below mentioned steps to fill the JEE Main 2021 application form.

  • Visit the official website of the NTA.
  • Then click on “Apply Now”.
  • Candidates can now register themselves by entering the details.
  • After registration, the Candidate will get the login credentials i.e login id and password.
  • Login and fill the JEE Main application form correctly.
  • Afterwards, the Candidate may upload the required documents.
  • Moreover, candidates have to pay the application fee.
  • At last, Submit the JEE Main application form and take a printout of filled application form for further use.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates must go through the exam pattern before appearing in the exam. The details regarding the JEE Main Exam pattern are:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be held through online CBT mode. the drawing test for paper-II will be in pen and paper mode.
  • Duration of Exam: Candidate will get 03 hours to complete the exam. For PwD Candidate with 40% disability, extra 01 hour will be provided.
  • Language Medium: Candidate will attempt the paper in Hindi and English language.
    Candidates appearing for the exam in Gujrat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli will be giving the exam in English, Hindi and Gujarati language.
  • Questions Type: The exam paper will contain objective type questions.
    Also, according to the new exam pattern, there will be also some numerical answers type questions too.
  • Number of Questions:
    > B.E/B.Tech(JEE Main Paper-I): 75 Questions.
    > B.Arch(JEE Main Paper-II): 77 Questions.
    >B.Plan(JEE Main Paper-III): 100 Questions.
  • Total Marks:
    > B.E/B.Tech(JEE Main Paper-I): 300 Marks.
    > B.Arch/ B.Plan (JEE Main Paper -II & III):  400 Marks.
  • Marking Scheme: Candidates will be rewarded with 04 marks for each correct answer and 01 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

The distribution of questions and marks are given in the table below:

JEE Main Paper-I

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks Distribution
Physics25100
Chemistry25100
Mathematics25100
Total75300
JEE Main Paper-I

JEE Main Paper-II

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks Distribution
Aptitude Test50200
Mathematics25100
Drawing Test02100
Total77400
JEE Main Paper-II

JEE Main paper-III

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks Distribution
Aptitude Test50200
Mathematics25100
Planning Based Questions25100
Total100400
JEE Main Paper-III

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

The details regarding the JEE Main 2021 Syallabus is given below:

  • JEE Main 2021 Syllabus releases in online mode on the official website.
  • The JEE Main syllabus consists of topics from class 11 and class 12.
  • Candidates can also take help from the NCERT Books.
  • JEE Main Paper-I(B.E/B.Tech) syllabus will consist of topics from Physics, chemistry and mathematics.
  • JEE Main Paper-II(B.Arch) syllabus will consist of topics from Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing.
  • Also, JEE Main Paper-III(B.Plan) syllabus will consist of topics from Aptitude, Mathematics and Planning Based Questions.
  • JEE Main 2021 Syllabus PDF can be downloaded from the official website.

The topics from each section of the JEE Main Syllabus are:

JEE Main Paper-I (B.E/B.Tech) Syllabus

JEE Main 2021 Physics Syllabus

Physics and measurement, Laws of motion, Rotational motion, Electronic devices, Oscillations and waves, Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents, Current electricity, Thermodynamics, energy and power, Electrostatics, Optics, Work, Kinetic theory of gases, Kinematics, Properties of solids and liquids, Gravitation, etc.

JEE Main 2021 Chemistry Syllabus

Physical Chemistry: Some basic concepts in chemistry, States of matter, Atomic structure, Equilibrium, Chemical thermodynamics, Chemical kinetics, Chemical bonding and molecular structure, etc.

Organic Chemistry: Chemistry in everyday life, Purification and characterization of organic compounds, Some basic principles of organic chemistry, Organic compounds containing halogens, Organic compounds containing nitrogen, etc.

Inorganic Chemistry: Environmental chemistry, Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Hydrogen, D – and f – block elements, Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals), Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements, etc.

JEE Main 2021 Mathematics Syllabus

Sets, Matrices and determinants, Relations and functions, Complex numbers and quadratic equations, Mathematical induction, Sequences and series, Binomial theorem and its simple applications, Statistics and probability, Integral calculus, Trigonometry, Permutations and combinations, Vector algebra,Mathematical reasoning, etc.

JEE Main Paper-II & Paper-III

Part-I: Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials, Visualizing, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings, Analytical Reasoning, Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), etc.

Part-II: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, colour texture, harmony and contrast, Building forms and elements, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, Creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms, rotation, etc.

JEE Main 2021 Preparation Tips

Candidates can prepare for the JEE Main exam using the below given preparation tips:

  • Firstly, Go through the Complete JEE Main Syllabus and Exam pattern.
  • Gather complete study material and make a complete schedule for the preparation.
  • Make notes and revise them at least once in a week.
  • Solve the Previous Year Question Papers for evaluating yourself.
  • Give the Mock tests for gaining accuracy and speed.
  • Complete the JEE Main Syllabus at least two times before the exam.
  • At last, Keep your mind calm and fresh for better performance.

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

Candidates will need the admit card to appear for the exam. The details regarding the JEE Main 2021 admit card are:

  • JEE Main 2021 Admit Card will release in the first week of December 2020.
  • The admit card will be made available in online mode on the official website.
  • The candidate will need to enter the login details to download the admit card.
  • Candidates have to bring a valid ID proof along with the admit card on the day of the exam.
  • Candidates must note that no slot booking process will be conducted to allot exam centres, exam time, date and shift. The authority will randomly pick the details for the candidates.
  • The admit card for April session will release in the third week of March 2021.
  • In case any mistakes in the admit card, the candidate may contact the authorities immediately.

JEE Main 2021 Answer key

Candidates can evaluate their result with the help of anser key. The details regarding the JEE Main answer key are:

  • JEE Main 2021 Answer key will release in January 2021.
  • The answer key will be made available in online mode on the official website.
  • Candidates can check the correct answers and evaluate the marks accordingly.
  • Also, Candidates can challenge the provisional answer key within the given time.
  • In addition to this, the NTA will release the JEE Main final answer key after the provisional answer key.

JEE Main 2021 Result

The result is released to share the performance of the candidate in the JEE exam. The details of JEE Main 2021 result are:

  • JEE Main 2021 result will release in last week of January 2021.
  • The result will be made available in online mode on the official website.
  • Candidates will need to enter the login details to view the result.
  • The JEE Main result for Apil session will release in the last week of February 2021.
  • Ths scores will be calculated on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance exam.

JEE Main 2021 Cutoff

The candidates will be selected in various institiutes on the basisi of cutoff marks. The details regarding the JEE Main cutoff list are:

  • JEE Main 2021 Cutoff will be released in online mode on the official website.
  • The JEE Main Cutoff scores are the minimum marks to apply for the admission.
  • The cutoff scores are very important for candidates to take admission into NITs, IITs, CFTIs and various other prestigious institutes.
  • Also, Candidates need to score the cutoff marks to sit in the All India Centralized Counselling process.

JEE Main 2021 Counselling

The eligible candidates will be called for the counselling process. The details regarding the JEE Main 2021 Counselling are:

  • JEE Main 2021 Counselling will start after the declaration of JEE Main result.
  • The counselling process will start in the third week of July 2021.
  • Counselling will be organised in online mode.
  • Candidates have to register themselves by paying the fee payment and choice filling.
  • Candidates who will secure the cutoff marks and get shortlisted in the JEE Main Rank list will be eligible for the counselling process.

Documents Required for JEE Main 2021 Counselling

The following documents are required for JEE Main 2021 Counselling:

  • JEE Main Scorecard
  • Provisional seat allotment letter
  • Date of birth proof (10th class mark sheet)
  • Three recent passport-sized photographs (same as uploaded in the JEE Main application)
  • Registration-cum-locked choices for seat allotment
  • Proof of seat acceptance fee payment
  • Class 12 class performance check
  • Undertaking by the candidate
  • Medical certificate
  • Photo ID card (issued by govt./last attended school/12th class admit card)
  • JEE Main Admit card
  • Class 12 class mark sheet & passing certificate (if available)
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • OCI certificate or PIO card
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)

JEE Main 2021 Highlights

The overview of JEE Main 2021 exam is given in the table below:

Name of ExamJEE Main 2021
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency
Exam ModeOnline mode
Level of ExamNational Level
Purpose of ExamFor admission in UG engineering programmes
Duration of Exam03 hours
Type of QuestionsMCQs and Numerical type questions
Langugae of Exam paperEnglish and Hindi

JEE Main 2021 FAQs

How Can i fill the JEE Main 2021 Application form?

Candidates can fill the application form through online mode from the official website.

Can I do the Correction in the imaged and details entered in the JEE Main Application form?

Yes, Candidates can do the correction in the images and details through the correction facility on the official website.

Is there any age limit to apply for the exam?

No, there is no age limit prescribed by the NTA for the JEE exam.

Is there any option for filling the JEE Main application form through offline mode?

No, there is no such option available to fill the application form through online mode.

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