JEE Mains Exam (Latest News) 2021: Exam Date, Registration, Check Syllabus, Question Papers


The National Testing Agency (NTA) is yet to finalize the dates for the engineering entrance exam – Joint Entrance Examination – Mains mains. There are two pending sessions to be held this year. According to various reports, the pending exams will begin on July 17. While the NTA has denied circling any exam dates, ministry sources have stated that the exam will take place in July.

The JEE Mains 2021 exam registration form for the May session has been postponed. JEE Main 2021 May registration was to be started from May 3 to 12. The application form of exam for the February/March/April/May session was released online from December 16 to January 16.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has stated that he will answer students’ board exam-related questions on Friday (June 25) evening. While the board exams have been canceled, Pokhriyal is expected to announce dates for IITJEE Mains and NEET

The NTA has also postponed the online release of the JEE Main 2021 application form. registration for the exam will be available soon on the NTA official website.

National Testing Agency(NTA) had also opened the registration site separately for March and April for a short period to allow fresh registrations for the applicant who missed the chance earlier. The applicant will be able to fill and submit their JEE Main 2021 application form for papers-1 (BE/BTech), paper 2 (BArch and BPlan) within the specified dates.


Exam Date 2021

EventsJEE Main 2021 Dates
JEE Main 2021 registration dateMarch 25, 2021
Last date to submit the application formApril 4, 2021
Last date of fee paymentApril 7, 2021
JEE Main Application Form Correction 2021March 25 to April 7, 2021
Availability of JEE Main Admit Card for April sessionTo be notified
JEE Main April exam date 2021Postponed
JEE Main Answer Key date 2021To be notified
Availability of Answer Key challenge facilityTo be notified
Release of Final Answer KeyTo be notified
JEE Main ResultTo be notified

Exam Timings

NTA regulates the JEE Mains March 2021 exam in two shifts per day: Shift 1 and Shift 2.

Shift 1 is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and shift 2 is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Students can check the JEE Mains timings 2021 in the table below.

ParticularFirst ShiftSecond Shift
JEE Main 2021 exam time9 am to 12 pm3 pm to 6 pm
Entry in the examination centre7:30 am to 8:30 am2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
JEE Main 2021 instructions given by the invigilator8:30 am to 8:50 am2:30 am to 2:50 pm
Candidate login to read instructions8:50 am2:50 pm
Commencement of JEE Main 2021 exam9:00 am3:00 pm

Exam Date 2021 – (May)

ParticularJEE Main 2021 Date
JEE Main May 2021 registrationTo be notified
JEE Main admit card dateTo be notified
JEE Main 2021 May exam datePostponed
JEE Main May result declaration dateTo be notified

Date 2021 – (March)

ParticularJEE Main Date 2021
JEE Main Registration DateMarch 2 to 6, 2021
JEE Main Application Form Correction 2021March 2 to 6, 2021
JEE Main March admit card dateMarch 11, 2021
JEE Main 2021 exam date MarchMarch 16 to 18, 2021
JEE Main March answer key release dateMarch 20, 2021
JEE Main March result declaration dateMarch 24, 2021

Exam Dates 2021 – (February)

ParticularJEE Main Date 2021
JEE Main March Registration DateDecember 16 to January 23
JEE Main 2021 Feb admit card dateFebruary 11, 2021
JEE Main exam date 2021 FebruaryFebruary 23 to 26, 2021
JEE Main Answer Key date 2021March 1, 2021
JEE Main result dateMarch 8, 2021

About Exam (Important Information)

Exam NameJoint Entrance Examination (Main) or JEE Main
Mode of Exam\( \cdot \) Computed Based Test for BE/BTech/BArchBPlanning
\( \cdot \) Pen and paper-based for Drawing section in BArch
Duration\( \cdot \) 3 hours for B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Plan
\( \cdot \) 3.5 hours for BArch and BPlanning both
Exam FrequencyFour times a year (February, March, April and May sessions)
Total RegistrationsAround 21 lakh
Around 8,58,273 in JEE Main 2020
Papers\( \cdot \) Paper-1:  BE/BTech
\( \cdot \) Paper-2A: BArch
\( \cdot \) Paper-2B: BPlanning
Total Marks\( \cdot \) BE/BTech: 300
\( \cdot \) BArch and BPlanning: 400
Total Questions Asked (Increased in 2021)\( \cdot \) BE/BTech: 90
\( \cdot \) BArch: 82
\( \cdot \) BPlanning: 105
Marking Scheme\( \cdot \) 4 for each correct response
\( \cdot \) -1 for each incorrect response
\( \cdot \) No marks for unattempted questions
\( \cdot \) No negative marking for Non-MCQ questions
Medium of paperEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu
Helpline0120 – 6895200

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Mains exam

Because of the pandemic and in accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines. The eligibility requirements for candidates taking the Joint Entrance Examination in 2021-2022 have changed.

Applicants now simply need to provide their passing certificate from the class XII exams, regardless of their grade. It should be noted that the exemptions are only valid for the current academic year. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official websites for the most up-to-date information.

NTA separated the B.Plan exam from the B.Arch exam this year. The Exam syllabus 2021 remains unchanged, but the exam pattern has changed, with the applicant now having a choice of 15 optional questions.
Eligibility requirements Set by the National Testing Agency (NTA), this exam consists of B-Tech, BArch, and other papers that the candidate must complete the test for the exam.

The Exam eligibility criteria include some conditions that must be met, such as passing marks, the year in which you passed, the subject in which you qualified, the number of attempts, and the marks obtained.

Eligibility ParticularsDetails
Qualifying ExamCandidates should have passed class 12 / Qualifying the exam in 2019 or 2020 or appearing in 2021.
Combination of subjects in Qualifying examFor B.E/B.TechPhysicsMathematicsAny one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject),For B.ArchMathematicsPhysicsChemistryFor B.PlanMathematics
Number of attemptsStudents can appear on the JEE Main for 3 consecutive years. JEE Main exam is conducted 4 times in February, March, April and May.

JEE Mains Exam 2021 (Syllabus)

National Testing Agency has released JEE Mains 2021 syllabus for Paper 1 and 2 on the official website

NTA separated the B.Plan exam from the B.Arch exam this year. The syllabus of 2021 remains unchanged, but the exam pattern has changed, with the applicant now having a choice of 15 optional questions.

The downloadable links to the JEE Main 2021 syllabus for all papers are provided below:

SyllabusPDFs to download
Paper 1 (BE/BTech)Download here
Paper 2A (BArch)Download here
Paper 2B (B-Planning)Download here

How To Prepare For JEE Main 2021?

Applicants must have strategic planning that suits the current selection model to acquire a good rank in JEE Mains 2021 and gain admission to the country’s top engineering colleges.

  1. Learn about the syllabus 2021.
  2. Understand the exam pattern.
  3. Create an Exam 2021 preparation plan
  4. Books to read
  5. Using mock tests and previous year’s papers, practice until you are perfect.

Best Books for JEE Main Preparation:

PhysicsConcepts of Physics by H.C.Verma
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday and Walker
Understanding of JEE Physics by D.C. Pandey
ChemistryOrganic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd
Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
Practice Book Chemistry For Jee Main and Advanced 2021 by Arihant Experts
MathematicsHigher Algebra by Hall and Knight
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee
Problems Plus in IIT Mathematics by A. Das Gupta

JEE Main is one of the most important, challenging, and toughest exams in India. It is popular for engineering entrance examinations in the country. Cracking this exam is not an easy task. It requires many years of hard work and preparation. You need to start preparations at least a year before the exam.

Some students begin studying two months before the examination date. Students develop their own strategies and prepare schedules as they prepare for the exam.

You must stick to a study schedule for an extended period of time. Maintaining such high levels of efficiency is quite tough. You need to study at least 8 hours per day to crack the exam. Early morning is the best time for exam preparation. Don’t study at night as it will only create havoc in your preparation. Try to utilize all 7 days for revising and practicing necessary drawings and charts.

Finally, you should concentrate on class 12th books because these are important in the exam. To avoid stress, take some time for relaxation.

JEE Mains Preparation Tips

In this section, you will learn some important preparation tips. It will help you study effectively, which will make you well prepared to face the exam.

1. Use appropriate books

You should look for books that can help you prepare for the exam. Don’t stick to NCERT books. Try good books which you can refer to and gain proper knowledge. we have provided you a list of books in this article do check out.

2. Understand The Exam Pattern

Try to understand Exam patterns by solving previous year papers and sample papers provided in this article previous year Question Papers

3. Know The Syllabus
It is wrong to completely ignore the syllabus. When you will overview the syllabus you will gain valuable insights and information. You will be able to analyze the important chapters and topics that you should focus on more. This will help you develop a well-organized preparation strategy for JEE Main exam.

4. Solve JEE Main Question Papers
During your exam preparation, you should be able to solve the previous year’s papers. You will become familiar with the question pattern, types of questions, duration of the exam, and marking scheme. You will get a clear idea of the objectives of the authors and question setters and a lot of other meaningful details.

5. Try to attempt Mock Tests
To succeed in the exams, you should practice by taking mock tests after solving the previous year’s papers. Mock examinations help prepare you for the real exam situation. Iis a computer-based examination. A practice exam will help you improve your test and time-management skills.

JEE Main 2021 Question Papers

NTA has released question papers for February and March exams. Applicants can check previous year’s question papers 2021 to know the difficulty level of the exam and the types of questions asked. Applicant can solve previous year question papers available in pdf format as sample papers. It is also advised that students refer to IITJEE Main chapter-wise weightage to know topics that are important for the exam. Along with practicing from the previous question papers, the applicant must also take the mock test regularly. 

JEE Main 2021 Question PapersJEE Main 2019 Question Papers 1
JEE Main 2019 Question Papers 2
JEE Main 2020 Question PapersJEE Main Previous Years Question Papers 1
JEE Main Previous Years Question Papers 2

IIT JEE Mains Mock Tests

Mock exams are almost mandatory before writing any competitive exam, and JEE mains is not different from others. Mock exams are nothing but practice tests conducted in an exam-like situation. These practice examinations will assist us in improving our exam writing skills as well as time management. Students may assess their performance in mock tests, analyze it and accordingly improve themselves. Because of it, giving the actual exam won’t be an entirely foreign situation for students.

Students can give mock tests at NTA’s website through the following steps:

  1. Visit the official website of NTA

  2. Navigate to the “Mock Test” link given at the top of the homepage

  3.  Submit the required credentials and agree to the instructions

  4. On successful submission of the correct credentials, candidates can begin JEE Mains test online.

Answer key for the exam

For the February and March sessions, the answer keys, as well as the question paper and answer sheets, have already been released. If any students were unhappy with the results, they might question them in front of the examiners within a set time period. The answer key for the April and May sessions will be posted on the official website after the tests are completed.

JEE Mains (Result)

The results and answer keys for the IITJEE Main exam conducted in February and March have already been released by National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates can check their results online from the website. And the answer key for the next two sessions of April and May will be released after the conclusion of the exams.


  1. Candidates can access their results by entering their date of birth and roll number
  2. The result contains the scores of the candidates obtained in the entrance test
  3. Along with the declaration of the result, NTA will release the scorecard in online mode
  4. The scorecard consists of name, category, roll number, date of birth, state code eligibility, category and nationality, subject-wise NTA scores, etc. The conducting authority will declare the rank list for each category
  5. There will be two types of rank lists – All India Rank and Category Rank

JEE Mains (Cutoff)

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) releases the IIT JEE Main Cutoff.

The authority publishes two types of cutoffs: admission cutoffs and qualifying cutoffs.

Some of the determining factors for cutoff are previous years’ cutoff, the total number of candidates appearing in the exam, the total number of seats available, and the difficulty level of the exam. The number of Attempts Students can take the Mains exam for three years in a row.

IITJEE Mains 2021 (Participating Institute)

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the Examination for candidates seeking admission to engineering institutes across India. There were various considerations for different colleges before Jee main, so to simplify the process, the Jee main has been recognized as the official entrance exam for admissions to engineering colleges across the country.

After taking the exams, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the results, and students can then apply to IIITs, NITs, CFTIs, and State institutes based on their cutoff scores.

To know about the major participating institute


Who will conduct the JEE Main 2021 Counselling?

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will be responsible for the counseling of JEE Main 2021 qualified candidates.

What is the difference between admission cutoffs and qualifying cutoffs?

1.Admission cut-off is the minimum score required by JoSAA for admission to participating institutes.
2.Qualifying cut-off is the minimum score required by JEE 2021 aspirants to be eligible for JEE Advanced.

JOSAA full form?

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)

Which are the participating institutes of JEE Main 2021?

The JEE Main 2021 qualified candidates will be able to apply for admission into 31 NITs, 25 IIITs, and 28 CFTIs. From 2019, 2 IIITs and 5 CFTIs have been added to the list of JEE Main participating institutes.

In how many Sessions will JEE (Main)-2021 be conducted?

JEE (Main)-2021 will be conducted in Four Sessions (February/ March/ April/ May).

Candidate can apply for one session or more than one session together.

The candidate has the option to apply for one session or for more than one Session (February/March /April /May 2021) together and pays the exam fee accordingly

Can fees be paid together for four Sessions?

Yes, fees can be paid for all 4 Sessions (February/March/April/May) at the same time.

Whether NTA has changed the syllabus of JEE (Mains )-2021?

No, the syllabus of JEE (Main) 2021 is the same as that of the last year. However, keeping in view the
decision taken by different Boards all over India, NTA has decided that there will be a total of 90 Questions in the Question Paper and candidates will be required to attempt 75 questions only. There will be no negative marking for 15 optional questions

JEE mains mode of examination?

JEE (Main) 2021 Examination will be held in “Computer Based Test” (CBT) Mode only, except that the Drawing Test for B.Arch. will be held in “Pen & Paper” (offline) mode.

What is the State code of eligibility in JEE mains ?

State code of eligibility means the code of the State from where the candidate has passed Class XII (or
equivalent) qualifying examination under which the candidate becomes eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2021.
If a candidate has passed Class XII (or equivalent) qualifying examination from one state but appeared for improvement from another state, the candidate’s State code of eligibility will be from where the candidate first passed Class XII.
Candidate passed/appearing class 12th from NIOSshould select the State of Eligibility according to the State in which the study center is located.
For Indian nationals passing the Class XII (or equivalent) examination from Nepal/Bhutan, the State code of eligibility will be determined based on a permanent address in India as given in the passport of the candidate.
The State code of eligibility of OCI/PIO passing Class XII (or equivalent) examination in India is at par with Indian nationals. However, OCI/PIO passing the Class XII (or equivalent) examination from an institution abroad are eligible for Other State quota seats or All India quota seats (but NOT for Home State quota seats) in all NITs, IIEST, and Other-CFTIs For more details, please refer to the Information Bulletin of JEE (Main)-2021.

In the case of foreign nationals candidates (OCI/PIO), what will be the pin code in the address section for JEE mains?

Such candidates are required to put 000000 in the field of Pin Code.

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