JEE Main 2021: Latest News, Exam Date (Soon), Registration, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Admit Card

Exam Date

Apr 27, 2021

Result Date

Mar 24, 2021

Jun 17, 2021 | Engineering


JEE Main 2021 third and fouth phase exams have been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 surge. The exam for April 2021 session was scheduled to be held between Apr 27, 2021, and Apr 30, 2021. The conducting authorities also paused the application process for May 2021 session. NTA is expected to release the revised schedule for both phases by Jun 31, 2021. The exams are likely to be held in July or August 2021.

Earlier, the Union Education Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' had also announced certain relaxations in the eligibility criteria for the B.Arch course for the current academic session. Candidates can visit the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021 page for more details.

Latest Updates:

  • May 25, 2021: The latest reports about JEE Main 2021 state that the April-May exams are most likely to be held in July-August 2021. The NTA will release an official statement based on the CBSE and State Board final exams.
  • May 4, 2021: The JEE Main May 2021 session has been postponed due to the present COVID-19 situation in the country. The new exam dates for the April and May Sessions will be announced soon. The registration process for the May 2021 session will also be conducted later.
  • April 18, 2021: The JEE Main April 2021 session has been postponed due to the massive spike in COVID-19 cases. The new exam dates will be announced shortly.

Latest News on JEE Main 2021


What is JEE Main Exam?

The full form of JEE Main is Joint Entrance Examination - Main. JEE Main is one of the most premier engineering examinations in India. It is now conducted 4 times starting in 2021. Lakhs of candidates from across the country apply for this examination so that they can have a shot at studying at any one of the most prestigious educational institutes in India. This national level entrance exam is conducted by NTA for admission into Engineering (B.E./B.Tech) and Architecture (B.Arch/B.Plan) courses in the top CFTIs, like the NITs, IIITs, and SFIs, State Engineering Colleges of the participating states, and other participating institutions.

JEE Main 2021 Highlights
Exam Name JEE Main
Full-Form Joint Entrance Examination Main
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Level National Level
Category Undergraduate
Frequency Four times a year (February, March, April, and May)
Official Website
Exam Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) & Offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) only for (Drawing)
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Drawing
Exam Duration 3 hours, i.e., 180 minutes
Marking Scheme +4 mark for each correct response | -1 mark for each incorrect response
Medium of question paper English, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odiya, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, and Urdu
Helpline Number 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been developed as an autonomous, specialist, and self-sustained testing organization responsible for conducting entrance examinations for admission to top educational institutions by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India and it is responsible for conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) since 2019. From the 2021 session, JEE Main for Paper 1 will be held four times a year, i.e., in February, March, April, and May. For Paper 2, the examination will be held bi-annually, in February and May. The examination will be conducted for two individual papers, where Paper 1 is for Engineering (BE/ B.Tech) courses, and Paper 2 is for Architecture (B .Arch./B.Plan.).

JEE Main 2021 Exam Date

The various sessions and rounds of the JEE Main 2021 may seem confusing. For a better understanding, go through the JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates given below:

The exam which was going to be held between Apr 27, 2021, and Apr 30, 2021, has been postponed indefinitely due to the massive rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country. The new dates for JEE Main April 2021 examination and the application process for JEE Main May 2021 will be announced once the situation comes under control. It has been reported that these events will be carried out in July or August 2021. The candidates will be updated once the NTA comes to a decision.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates
Important Events Dates (February Session) - Concluded Dates (March Session) - Concluded Dates (April Session) - Postponed Dates (May Session) - Postponed
Application Form Start Date December 16, 2020 March 2, 2021 March 25, 2021 To be announced
Application Form Last Date January 23, 2021 March 9, 2021 (extended) April 4, 2021 To be announced
JEE Main 2021 Correction Window Dates January 27, 2021, to January 30, 2021 March 9, 2021 Until April 7, 2021 (11:50 PM) --
JEE Main 2021 Admit Card Availability February 11, 2021 March 11, 2021 To be announced To be announced
JEE Main Exam Date 2021 February 23 - February 26, 2021 March 16, 2021 - March 18, 2021 Postponed Postponed
JEE Main 2021 Results Announcement Paper 1: March 8, 2021
Paper 2: March 18, 2021
March 24, 2021 To be announced To be announced

Read more: JEE Main Exam Dates 2021

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates planning to write JEE Main 2021 need to make sure that they fit the eligibility requirements put forth by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The basic eligibility requirement for all candidates is to have passed Class 10 and 12 examinations, or equivalent. In addition, the other aspects of the eligibility criteria are listed below:

Age Limit

The NTA does not specify an age limit for the candidates willing to appear for the exam. However, each candidate must understand that a majority of the participating colleges, such as the IITs, NITs, GFTIs, etc. have prescribed age limits. Details regarding the same will be made available in the information brochure for JEE Main 2021. It is important to plan one's attempts accordingly.

Educational Qualifications

The candidates who have passed 10+2 or any other equivalent examination in the year 2019 or 2020 or are appearing in 2021, from a recognized educational board are eligible to appear for the JEE Main 2021.

Admission to NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs participating through the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB)

The following are the educational requirements for candidates seeking admission in B.E, B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Plan courses across the various participating NITs, IIITs and GFTIs through the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB).

For B.E./B.Tech

  • The candidates must have passed 10+2 or any other equivalent examination with Mathematics and Physics as mandatory subjects, along with one among the following subjects - Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects, with a minimum of 75% marks for general category candidates and 65% for SC/ST category candidates from a recognized educational board.

For B.Arch

  • The eligibility criteria for B.Arch have been relaxed for the current academic session. The candidates were earlier required to score a minimum of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, combined. However, for JEE Main session 2021-22, the aggregate is relaxed to 'just pass' 12th Class with PCM subjects/10+3 diploma in Mathematics or the aforementioned subject combination.

Reservation of Seats

As per the set of ruled laid out by the Government of India, a fixed percentage of seats is reserved for certain categories. The applicants who belong to these categories are also given several relaxations in age and marks scored in the qualifying examination.

  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL).
  • Scheduled Castes (SC).
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST).
  • Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability.
  • General - Economically Weaker Section (Gen-EWS)

Availing the relaxation for the above categories of students is subject to the verification of the relevant documents and certificates at the time of application and counselling.

Provisions for Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

  • Application: The applicants must specify the type and percentage of their disability accurately in the online form for JEE Main 2021.
  • Scribe/Reader: The applicants who have a disability that exceeds the 39% mark have the discretion of opting for a scribe or a reader. They may submit the request to the centre superintendent for the same.
  • Essentials for Reader or Scribe: Once the request is made, the centre superintendent will identify the scribe/reader. The candidate would be permitted to meet the scribe one day prior to the JEE Main 2021 examination, to verify the scribe's suitability.

Read more: JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main 2021 Registration

Due to the spike in the cases of COVID-19, the application process for JEE Main May 2021 has been postponed. New dates for the same will be announced shortly. The entire application process for JEE Main is held online. To complete the application process, the candidates will have to pay the application fee through online payment gateways such as credit cards, debit cards, net banking, or UPI.

The step by step procedure on how to apply for JEE Main 2021 is given below:

Step 1: Registration

Candidates will be required to register on the official website of JEE Main 2021 by entering valid credentials in the fields provided. The candidates will also have to pay the fee through net banking, credit card, or debit card. The registration fee applicable for JEE Main 2021 is given in the table below:

JEE Main 2021 Registration Fee
JEE Main 2021 Test Papers Category In India Outside India
Paper-I - Engineering (B.E./B.Tech.) OR Paper-II - Architecture (B.Arch./B.Plan.) General/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ Gen-EWS

Boys - INR 650

Girls - INR 325

Boys - INR 3000

Girls - INR 1500


Boys - INR 325

Girls - INR 325

Boys - INR 1500

Girls - INR 1500

Both Paper-I - Engineering (B.E./B.Tech.) AND Paper-II - Architecture (B.Arch./B.Plan.) General/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ Gen-EWS

Boys - INR 1300

Girls - INR 650

Boys - INR 6000

Girls - INR 3000


Boys - INR 650

Girls - INR 650

Boys - INR 3000

Girls - INR 3000

Step 2: Uploading the documents

While filling out the registration form for JEE Main 2021, candidates will have to upload scanned copies of a recently clicked passport size photograph and signature as per the dimensions mentioned in the table below. Use relevant resizing and compressing tools on the internet to make sure this is a smooth process.

JEE Main 2021 Document Specifications
Upload Documents Dimensions Size Format
Photograph - 10 KB to 200 KB .jpg/.jpeg
Signature 3.5 cm width x 1.5 cm height 4 KB to 30 KB .jpg/.jpeg

Note: The candidates should keep the scanned copy of his/her recently clicked passport size photograph and signature in running handwriting ready before they begin filling the application form for JEE Main 2021. These scanned images are to be uploaded during the submission of the JEE Main 2021 application form. The photograph should be coloured or black & white, (but clear contrast). It must have the name of the candidate and the date when the photograph was clicked printed on it.

Read more: JEE Main 2021 Application Form

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

JEE Main April 2021 has been postponed. The admit card for the same will be released later. Those candidates who are unable to access the JEE Main 2021 hall ticket from the official website due to any reason can approach the provided helpline numbers from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

How to download JEE Main 2021 Admit Card?

The hall ticket will not be sent to any candidate's residence. It has to be downloaded from the official website once it has been released. The candidates can do so by following the steps given below:

  1. Go to the NTA JEE Main's official website -
  2. Find the "Download Admit Card" link given on the homepage, and click on it.
  3. The candidates will now be directed to a login link.
  4. They must enter their Application Numbers, Date of Birth, Password, and Security Pin correctly.
  5. The candidates will now be able to view and download their JEE Main 2021 hall tickets.
  6. Cross-check all the details on the admit card before downloading it.

Read more: JEE Advanced Admit Card

Details provided in the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can find the below-mentioned details on their JEE Main 2021 admit cards.

JEE Main 2021 Admit Card Contents
Applicant’s name Application number
Roll number Father's name
Course name Date of birth
Gender Category
State of Eligibility Candidate's Signature and Photograph
PwD Status Centre Code
Test City Date of Examination
Time of Examination (Paper-I / Paper-II / Paper-III) Candidate’s Parent Signature
Important Instructions --

Documents to be carried along with JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

On the day of the exam, the candidate must mandatorily carry the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card. However, it is not the only document which is to be carried. A candidate may also be asked to show a government-issued photo ID, as a valid proof of identity. To be considered admissible to the centre on the date of exam, the candidates must bring the below-listed documents to the venue:

  1. A Government-issued photo ID (Aadhar Card, Passport, PAN Card, Voter ID)
  2. A recent passport size photograph
  3. PwD Certificate

Read More: JEE Main Admit Card 2021

JEE Main 2021 Exam Centres

JEE Main 2021 Exam Centres will be based in all the major cities across India. The candidates may choose up to 4 centres where they would prefer to take the exam. NTA will make the best of efforts to allocate the exam centre in the order of preference.

NTA introduced 3 more test centres, which are based in India (Kargil, Ladakh) and overseas centre Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Abuja/ Lagos in Nigeria

  • ID Proof: Candidates must carry a valid photo ID proof along with the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card to the Exam Centre without fail.
  • Authority: The decision of the NTA regarding the allotment of Exam Centre, Date, and Shift shall be final. So no candidate can request a change in the exam centre.

Important Note: Candidates failing to produce a valid photo ID proof (Aadhaar/Voter ID Card) along with the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card/Hall Ticket to the Exam Centre will not be allowed inside the examination hall.

Test Practice Centres

To help students prepare for the JEE Main 2021 exam the National Testing Agency (NTA) has set up a network of Test Practice Centres all over India. Students can get familiar with the Computer-Based Test Mode by practising there.

There will be experienced, qualified and professional Nodal officers and staff to help the candidates and clear their doubts.

Read More: JEE Main 2021 Exam Centres.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

Being thorough with the JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern shall give the candidate a strategic advantage. Given below are the various modes in which JEE Main 2021 will be conducted for different courses:

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern Specifications
Course/Programme Test Type/Subjects Included
B.E./B.Tech. Online, as a computer-based test
B.Arch. Part-I: Mathematics and Part-II: Aptitude Test in Online mode, i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Part-III: Drawing Test in Offline mode, i.e., Pen & Paper Based (PBT)
B.Planning Part-I: Mathematics, Part-II: Aptitude Test, and Part-III: Planning Based Questions in Computer-based Test (CBT) mode only

Some of the important facts relevant to the JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 are given below:

  • Question Type: The first and the second paper will have various Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Drawing is a subjective type of paper.
  • Topics: The JEE Main Question Paper 2021 will comprise of the following topics:
    • Paper-I: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
    • Paper-II: Aptitude Test, Mathematics, and Drawing
  • Duration: The candidates will be given 180 minutes to solve the entire JEE Main 2021 question paper.
  • Marking Scheme: Four marks will be awarded for every correct answer, and one mark will be deducted for incorrect answers. For drawing, two questions will be asked for 100 marks.
  • Alternative Section: A new pattern has been introduced in the JEE Main 2021 exam; there will be no negative marking in the additional 15 alternative questions. All candidates must attempt 75 questions out of 90, which can be further identified as 25 out of the 30 in each section, i.e., Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Medium/Language: The NTA JEE Main 2021 can now be attempted in 13 different languages, including English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Odiya and Urdu.

Section-wise Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2021 Paper-I (Latest)

JEE Main 2021 Section-Wise Exam Pattern for Paper 1
Subjects Section A Section B Marks
Mathematics 20* 10* 100
Physics 20* 10* 100
Chemistry 20* 10* 100
Total 90 300

*NOTE: Each subject will have two sections. Section A will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Section B will contain questions with numerical values as answers. In Section B, candidates will be required to answer any five questions out of 10. Incorrectly attempted questions in section B will not lead to negative marking

Section-wise Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2021 Paper-II

JEE Main 2021 Section-Wise Exam Pattern for Paper 2
Subjects Questions Marks
Part-I: Mathematics 20* 10* 100
Part-II: Aptitude Test 50 200
Part-III: Drawing 2 100
Total 82 400

*NOTE: The paper will contain 20 MCQs, and 5 questions which are numerical value-based. Incorrectly attempted numerical value-based questions will not lead to negative marking.

Subjects Questions Marks
Part-I: Mathematics 20* 10* 100
Part-II: Aptitude Test 50 200
Part-III: Drawing 25 100
Total 105 400

*NOTE: 20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have answers to be filled as a numerical value out of 10. There will be no negative marking for the numerical value.

Read More: JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern.

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for JEE Main 2021 will be based on the subjects and topics from Classes 11 and 12. This is common for both NTA JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. Just that the difficulty level of these sections is higher in the JEE Advanced Exam. JEE Mains and Advanced Syllabus 2021 for Paper-I and Paper-II are discussed below:


  1. Paper-I: Physics, Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic), and Mathematics.
  2. Paper-II: Aptitude Test, Mathematics, and Drawing. [Aptitude Test is for B.Arch./B.Planning].

The lists below will give an idea about the topics included in each subject.

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus for Mathematics

Sequence and Series, Matrices and Determinants, Differential Equations, Sets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematical Induction, Binomial Theorem and its simple applications, Limit, Continuity and Differentiability, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Coordinate Geometry, Three-Dimensional Geometry, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry, Mathematical Reasoning.

JEE Main 2021 Physics Syllabus

Physics and Measurement, Thermodynamics, Rotational Motion, Laws of Motion, Electronic Devices, Oscillations and Waves, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction, and Alternating Currents, Optics, Electrostatics, Kinematics, Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Properties of Solids and Liquids, Kinetic Theory of Gases, etc.

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry: Core and Basic concepts in Chemistry, Atomic Structure, Chemical Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Chemical Kinetics, States of Matter, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, etc.
  • Organic Chemistry: Purification and characterization of Organic compounds, Chemistry in everyday life, Organic Compounds containing Halogens, Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen, Some basic principles of Organic Chemistry, etc.
  • Inorganic Chemistry: Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals), D and F block elements, Environmental Chemistry, Hydrogen, Block Elements - group 13 to group 18 elements, etc.

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus Aptitude

This section is believed to be more abstract and logical reasoning.

Awareness of places, persons, buildings and materials, Texture and Objects related to Architecture, Visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings, Visualizing Different sides of 3D Objects, Mental Ability, Analytical Reasoning, Color Texture, Contrast and Harmony, Building Forms and Elements, 3D-Perception, and Appreciation of scale and proportion of objects.

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus for Drawing

Drawing and Designing of geometrical or abstract shapes & patterns in pencil, Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, Elevation and 3D views of objects rotation, Development of Surfaces and Volumes, Generation of Plan, Creating 2D & 3D compositions using given shapes and forms, and Sketching of activities of urban scenes from memory.

The syllabus gives an idea of the topics that come under that ambit of JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. However, the type of questions and methods to solve them are best learned from practice and reference books. It is not just basic questions asked from the above-mentioned topics. The application of the concepts forms a significant part of the exam.

Read more: JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

JEE Main 2021 Reference Books

Candidates are advised to refer to the following books, which are recommended by the conducting authority (NTA) itself, for JEE Main 2021 preparation.

JEE Main 2021 Reference Books
Book Author / Publication
Concepts of Modern Physics (SIE) Arthur, Sobita Mahajan, and S. Rai Choudhury
Understanding the Physics of Electricity & Magnetism DC Pandey
Understanding Physics for JEE Main & JEE Advanced for Waves & Thermodynamics DC Pandey
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations RC Mukherjee
Organic Chemistry Objective Arihant
Organic Chemistry Robert Thornton Morrison
A Master Resource Book in Chemistry Sanjay Sharma
Maths 12th Grade Text Book NCERT
Maths 10th Grade Text Book NCERT
Mathematical Analysis G.N. Berman
Trigonometry for JEE Main & JEE Advanced Arihant

JEE Main is one of the most difficult exams conducted by the NTA agency. The candidates are also advised to take mock tests and go through the question papers of the last 4-5 years.

Read More: JEE Main 2021 Books

JEE Main 2021 Result

The National Testing Agency released the result for JEE Main March 2021 session on March 24, 2021. The latter sessions were postponed due to COVID-19. Candidates can check the results on the official website. The JEE Main 2021 results for the B.Tech./B.E., B.Arch and B.Planning are declared separately. The result will be compiled and normalized for all the sessions once the exam is complete.


The number of candidates appearing for this exam is in millions. The chances of a tie are fairly high. In such situations, NTA considers a candidate's best score in the below-listed subjects, in descending order to determine who ranks higher (in B.E./B.Tech courses).

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

If the scores in the given subjects are the same, the candidate chooses the given two options to decipher the high ranker.

  • Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper.
  • Candidates older in age.

If there's a tie among two B.Arch candidates, the following criteria in the descending order help in determining who ranks higher:

  • Mathematics
  • Aptitude Test
  • Drawing Test
  • Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper
  • Candidates older in age

Percentile Scores: This score is based on the relative performance of all those who appear for the examination. For all the sessions, the marks obtained in the JEE Main exam are transformed into a scale that ranges from 100 to 0. The formula for calculating the percentile score can be found below:

[100*Number of Candidates Appearing in a Session with the Raw Score Equal To or Less than the Candidate] / Total Number of Candidates Appearing in a Session

Re-evaluation/ Re-checking: Any requests made from the end of the candidates, to re-check or re-evaluate the JEE Main 2021 result will not be entertained.

Read More: JEE Main 2021 Result

JEE Main 2021 Cut Off

Candidates who qualify the JEE Main exam can apply for admission to various colleges that accept the JEE Main scores, or appear for the JEE Advanced which will be held later in the year. The cut off for this exam will be released along with the result, by the conducting authority, NTA, on the official website of JEE Main 2021. Candidates can check the same by logging into the designated portal.

Read more: JEE Main Cut Off 2021

JEE Main 2021 Counselling

Candidates who clear the JEE Main 2021 successfully will be called to participate in the counselling rounds. The aspirants can take admission into any of the institutions such as NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs for the B.E, B.Tech, B.Planning and other offered courses, based on their respective All India Ranking (AIR).

It is important for the candidates to meet the eligibility conditions laid out by the institute that they want admission in. They should have secured a minimum of 75% marks in their 12th standard board examination, or be one among the top 20 percentile in their All India Senior School Certificate Examination or equivalent.

The admission process for each institute shall vary from the other. Hence, candidates must visit the JoSAA/ CSAB or the concerned state university website for updates regarding counselling. Before applying for the counselling, it is important for the applicants to understand the ranking system and the dual allotment system.

Seat Allocation Procedure

Aspirants are offered admission by following the JEE Main 2021 seat allocation procedure. They will be given seats based on their AIR ranks, as well as their choice of courses. To choose a program, the candidates have to visit the concerned institute's website regularly and make their choices within the stipulated time.

Document Verification

The document verification process is an important part of the JEE Main counselling. It aims to check the below-listed particulars:

  • Identification
  • Age
  • Qualifying examination
  • State of eligibility,
  • Category and disability (if any)

Candidates have to produce the below tabulated documents at the time of JoSAA 2021 registration:

Documents required at JoSAA registration
3 Passport size photographs in white background Provisional Seat Allotment Letter
Class XII Performance Check Proof of Fee Payment (Receipt)
Admit Card of JEE (Mains and Advanced) Scorecard of JEE (Mains and Advanced)
Class X Marks Sheet Class XII Marks Sheet
Medical Certificate Category Certificate (if applicable)
Registration cum locked choices for the seat allotment DS certificate (if applicable)
Passport of the students and parents (if applicable) --

Read more: JEE Main 2021 Counselling

JEE Main 2021 Courses Offered

Clearing JEE Main 2021 will help a student pursue different engineering degree programs in various engineering colleges. For IITs, after JEE Mains, a candidate must clear JEE Advanced to be eligible for admission. For other colleges such as the NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs including various other institutions, JEE Main 2021 scores along with Class 12 board marks are the educational criterion to be met for admission. The table below shows the important courses offered through the JEE Main exam. Specializations under each of these courses vary among colleges.

JEE Main 2021 Courses Offered
Streams Courses
Engineering BE (Bachelor of Engineering)
B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology)
Architecture B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture)
B.Plan (Bachelor of Planning)

JEE Main 2021 Preparation Tips

Given below are pointers to enhance the preparatory efforts for the JEE Main 2021 Exam:

  • Know your syllabus thoroughly.
  • Understand the exam pattern and the topics included.
  • Make a realistic timetable and map out a preparation plan
  • Invest in quality reference material and practice books. Coaching centres can help with gathering information and adequate guidance.
  • Practice until you are perfect using mock tests and previous year's papers available.
  • Do not neglect your health and well-being, they are important too. Rest well and eat well.
  • For your exam day strategy, try to keep calm and focused, go according to a plan that is the most time-efficient for you.

JEE Main 2021 Answer Key

The provisional answer key for the March session of JEE Main 2021 was released on March 20, 2021. NTA accepted the objections against it till March 22, 2021. The final answer key has been released on March 24, 2021. To view the answer key, candidates can follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Go to the official website -
  2. Locate the 'News & Events' column on the homepage.
  3. Find 'JEE (Main) 2021 Final Answer Key', and click on it.
  4. The PDF file containing the answer key will open up in a new tab.
  5. The candidates can download this file and preserve it for further reference.

Click for more information on the JEE Main 2021 Answer Key.

JEE Main Helpdesk

For any doubts or queries, candidates can contact the concerned authorities using the details given below.

Address for correspondence

Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62,

Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida -201309 (UP)

HelpLine: For Technical Support, you can contact only during working days between 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

JEE Main 2021 Helpline Number: 0120-6895200

Official Website:


When will JEE Mains 2021 be held?

The dates for JEE Mains 2021 are mentioned below. JEE Main 2021 February Session Exam Dates - February 23 to February 26, 2021 JEE Main 2021 March Session Exam Dates - March 15, 2021 to March 18, 2021 JEE Main 2021 April Session Exam Dates - April 27, 2021 to April 30, 2021 JEE Main 2021 May Session Exam Dates - May 24, 2021 to May 28, 2021 Visit JEE Main Important Dates for detailed information.

Will JEE Mains 2021 be postponed?

No, JEE Main exam has commenced in February and will conclude in May, 2021. The candidates have been advised to take all necessary COVID-19 precautions while appearing for the exam. 

How many questions are there in JEE Mains?

JEE main will have 90 questions to be answered. Out of these 90, 60 will be MCQs whereas rest will be non-MCQ type questions.Candidates can read more about JEE Main Exam Pattern. 

How many students registered for JEE Mains 2021?

According to NTA, 6.6 lakh candidates appeared for JEE Main in 2021 for Phase 1. Approximately, 20 lakh candidates applied for the exam.

How many times JEE Mains conducted in a year?

Starting 2021, JEE Main is beeing conducted 4 times a year. It will be held in February, March, April and May.

What should be the pincode in the address section if the candidate is a foreign national?

If the candidate is not a resident of India, he/she must enter 000000 in the pincode field. 

Will papers 2A and 2B also be held four times a year?

No, the candidates must note that they can only attempt paper 2A and 2B in the February and May sessions. It involves a drawing test, which is conducted in offline mode. 

How will the student get the important updates about JEE Main 2021?

A student will have to register with his/her active mobile number and email ID. He/she will then receive important updates about JEE Main 2021 on the registered mobile number and email ID.

How many languages will JEE Main be conducted in?

JEE Main will be conducted in English, Hindi, and Gujarati. From January 2021, JEE Main can be attempted in at least 11 languages which include English, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odiya, Telugu, Tamil, and Urdu.

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