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JEE Main 2021 May session has been postponed due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the country, as tweeted by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. JEE Main April session had been postponed earlier. Fresh exam dates will be announced for both sessions on the official website - CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021 have been postponed, the exams were supposed to be conducted from May 4, 2021.

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Exam Dates 2021

JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates

Upcoming Events Dates
 Issue of JEE Main 2021 Admit Card (April session) To be Announced
 JEE Main Exam Dates (April Session) April 27 – 30, 2021 Postponed
 JEE Main Answer Key (April session) 1st week of June 2021
 JEE Main Result (April session) 2nd week of June 2021
JEE Main Registration (May Session) May 3 – 12, 2021 Delayed
 JEE Main Exam Dates (April Session) May 24 – 28, 2021 Postponed

Examination Schedule 2021

JEE Main 2021 Examination Schedule

Tentative exam day schedule for JEE Main 2021 is tabulated below:

Events First Shift Second Shift
Timing of Examination for B.E/B.Tech 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Timing of Examination for B.Arch 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Timing of Examination for B.Plan - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Timing of Examination for B.Arch and B.Plan (both) - 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Entry in the Examination Centre/Hall/Room, physical frisking, document verification. Invigilators record manual attendance and Biometric registration desk. Cross checking of admit card, signature and photo match, to be completed by the invigilator 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Instructions by the Invigilators 8:30 AM to 8:50 AM 2:30 to 2:50 PM
Candidates login to read Instructions 8:50 AM 2:50 PM
Commencement of exam 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

Reg. and Admit Card Dates

JEE Main 2021 Registration and Admit Card

As per the eligibility standards, intermediate graduates with minimum 75% marks will be able to apply for the engineering exam.

  • JEE Main 2021 Application Form for April session is over now. 
  • Candidates who registered successfully can download JEE Main Admit Card in the 3rd week of April 2021. 
  • Visit the official website of NTA i.e. to download the hall ticket.
  • Enter Roll No. and Date of Birth to access the hall ticket.

Check JEE Main 2021 Eligibility

Result & Answer Key Dates

JEE Main 2021 Result, Answer Key and Score Card

  • JEE Main 2021 Answer Key for April session is expected to be released soon after the exam.
  • Top 2,50,000 candidates will be eligible to register for JEE Advanced 2021
  • JEE Main Scorecard will be made available for the qualified candidates after the declaration of result.
  • JEE Main Results will be released in the form of scorecard and rank 
Event Dates
 Release of Answer Keys and Challenge Acceptance 1st week of May 2021
JEE Main Result  – April Session 2nd week of May 2021

Counselling Dates

JEE Main 2021 Counselling Dates

  • JoSSA will hold JEE Main Counselling for admissions to NITs, IIITs and IITs.
  • Two additional rounds will be conducted by CSAB for the remaining seats in Union Territories, North-Eastern regions, and 17 participating SFTIs.
  • If the exam is postponed, the counselling process will also observe a delay.

The expected counselling schedule for JoSAA is discussed in the table given below:

Events Dates (tentative)
Registration & filling choices starts 3rd week of June, 2021
Registration & filling choices starts (For AAT) 4th week of June, 2021
Display of mock seat allocation-1 4th week of June, 2021
Display of mock seat allocation-2 4th week of June, 2021
Last date for registration & choice Filling 4th week of June, 2021
Reconciliation of data, seat allocation, verification and validation 4th week of June, 2021
Seat allocation (Round 1) 4th week of, June 2021
Document verification and acceptance of seat by reporting at reporting centres (Round 1) 4th week of June – 1st week of July, 2021
Display of seats filled/availability status 1st week of July, 2021
Seat allocation (2nd Round) 1st week of July, 2021
Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat by reporting at reporting centres (Round 2) 1st week of July, 2021
Display of seats filled/availability status 1st week of July, 2021
Seat allocation (Round 3) 1st week of July, 2021
Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat by reporting at reporting centres (Round 3) 2nd week of July, 2021
Display of seats filled/availability status 2nd week of July, 2021
Seat allocation (Round 4) 2nd week of July, 2021
Document verification and acceptance of seat by reporting at reporting centres (Round 4) 2nd week of July, 2021
Display of seats filled/availability status 2nd week of July, 2021
Seat allocation (Round 5) 2nd week of July, 2021
Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat by reporting at reporting centres (Round 5) 2nd week of July, 2021
Display of seats filled/availability status 3rd week of July, 2021
Seat allocation (Round 6) 3rd week of July, 2021
Document Verification and Acceptance/withdrawal of Seat by reporting at Reporting Centres (Round 6) 3rd week of July, 2021
Display of seats filled/availability status 3rd week of July, 2021
Seat Allocation (Round 7) 3rd week of July, 2021
Document verification and acceptance of seat by reporting at reporting Centres/admitting institutes (Round 7) 3rd week of July, 2021
Withdrawal of seat at participating institutes) 4th week of July, 2021

Note: All the Counselling Dates are tentative. The counselling dates would be updated as soon as the notification regarding Counselling will be released by the respective authorities in the due course after the announcement of JEE Main Result.

Exam Day Guidelines

JEE Main 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

Candidates must follow the exam day guidelines prescribed by NTA, to avoid any chaos in JEE Main 2021 exam centre:

  • You should reach the exam center well in advance to the start of the exam.
  • You are requested to visit the exam center location once prior to the exam to avoid the chaos.
  • Candidates should bring all the necessary items which need to be carried to the exam centre.
  • Candidates should not bring any prohibited items along with them at the exam centres
  • Candidates must not indulge in any unfair means with regard to the exam.
  • You should take your seat immediately on the opening of the examination hall. If you do not report on time, you may miss some of the general instructions that may be announced in the examination hall.
  • You would not be allowed to enter the examination hall after the commencement of examination. Login and read all the instructions carefully. 
  • You should show your Admit Card on demand. If you do not possess the Admit Card, you would not be permitted to write the examination. 
  • You shall not leave your seat or Examination room until the full duration of the paper.
  • Pen/ Pencil and blank paper sheets for rough work will be provided in the examination Hall/Room. Candidates must write their name and Roll Number at the top of the sheet and must return the sheets and Admit Card to the Invigilator, before leaving the examination Hall/Room.
  • Candidates appearing for Aptitude Test Paper-II must bring their own geometry box set, pencils, erasers and colour pencils or crayons.
  • You are also not allowed to carry any textual material, Calculators, Docu Pen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written materials, bits of papers, mobile phone, pager or any other device; except the Admit Card, identity proof, document as required inside the Examination Hall. If you are found in possession of any of the above items, it will be treated as resorting to unfair means and your current examination will be cancelled, you will be debarred for future examination(s) & the equipment will be seized.

JEE Main 2021 Guidelines for Scribes

  • The candidates with disability should fill in the type and percentages of disability correctly in the online JEE Main Application Form. Any incorrect information can affect their candidature.
  • Only the candidates, who have 40% or more disability, will be provided Scribe/Reader at the request of the candidate.
  • The candidates will have the choice of opting for their own scribe/reader or submitting a request for one to the center superintendent.
  • After the request of the candidate, the centre superintendent will identify the scribe/reader students for the candidate. This is only the task of the centre superintendent to choose a scribe for the candidate.
  • However, if a candidate requests to meet the scribe before exam, they would be allowed to meet the scribe only a day before the examination to verify whether the scribe is suitable or not.
  • One other provision is that 1 hour (60 minutes) compensatory time will be allowed to the candidates with 40% or more disability irrespective of the fact they are availing the facility of a scribe/reader.

Frequently Asked Questions

JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates and Guidelines FAQs

Ques. When will JEE Main 2021 April session be conducted?

Ans. JEE Main 2021 Phase III (April session) is scheduled for April 27 – 30, 2021. 

Ques. When will NTA release JEE Main Admit Card?

Ans. JEE Main 2021 Admit Card for April session will be released during the 3rd week of April 2021. Candidates have to fill a self-declaration form released with JEE Main Admit Card. 

Ques. Will JEE Main 2021 Application Window be opened again?

Ans. Yes JEE Main 2021 Application window will be opened for a brief period of 3-4 days after announcement of results of each session i.e. February / March/ April Sessions.

Ques. I have made a mistake in JEE Main application form. Is there any way through which I can correct my mistake?

Ans. Yes. NTA, the exam conducting authority of JEE Main 2021 has a provision for JEE main Form correction on the official JEE Main 2021 website.

Ques. What are the details that can be corrected when JEE Main 2021 application form correction window opens?

Ans. The details that can be corrected using JEE Main 2021 form correction link is given below:

  1. Personal Details
  2. Academic Details
  3. Choice of Papers i.e. Paper 1/ Paper 2/ or Both
  4. Exam Language
  5. Name
  6. Date of Birth
  7. State of Eligibility
  8. Category
  9. Exam Center Preferences

Ques. My image is not clear in the admit card, what do I do?

Ans. In case a candidate receives an admit card with a blurry image, they must contact the exam conducting authority as soon as possible because admit cards with blurry images are not acceptable at the time of examination. 

Ques. Will I score in JEE Main exam if I have prepared for the exam 30 days before?

Ans. JEE Main is a crucial exam for every candidate seeking admission in B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning. Since the exam is taken by lakhs of students all over the country, cracking the exam is not so easy. Many students start preparing for JEE Mains in high school. Therefore, students should start preparing well in advance. However, a number of students share the experience of their hardwork and dedication which gave them great results even after a short preparation duration. 

Ques. When will JEE Main 2021 results be declared?

Ans. JEE Main result for January and April session will be declared separately. JEE Main 2021 results for the January session will be released tentatively in the 4th week of January. While the JEE Mains 2021 results for the April session will be released tentatively in the 4th week of April. 

Ques. What are the counselling dates for JEE Main 2021?

Ans. Counselling date for JEE Main 2021 will be declared by JoSAA after the declaration of JEE Main 2021 result.

Ques. Is there any way to familiarise myself with the JEE Main 2021 seat allocation process?

Ans. Yes, there are 2 rounds of mock seat allocation held by the examination authorities to familiarise you with the process.

Ques. When will JEE Main 2021 AIR be declared?

Ans- For the JEE Main 2021 January session, the AIR will tentatively be declared in the month of February. For the JEE Main 2021 April session, the AIR will tentatively be declared in the month of May.

Ques. At what time does JEE Main 2021 exam start?

Ans. The exam is held in two shifts. The first shift usually starts at 9 AM and the second shift usually starts at 3 PM.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

JEE Main 2021 : 19 answered questions


Ques. Can I get an NIT seat with a 15000 obc rank in JEE Mains?

● Top Answer By Deepika Kunwar on 07 May 21

Ans. My sister got 14,700 in JEE Mains and she also wanted to go to NIT but there is a very low chance to get a seat in NITs until the 7th round according to your rank.  The rank cutoff of OBC in the 7th round is as follows: Course Other State Home State B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering 5976-6628 69745-69745 B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering 8657-9694 79499-79499 B.Tech Electrical Engineering 8915-10084 - B.Tech Mechanical Engineering 10102-10796 - B.Tech Civil Engineering 11005-11154 172672-172672 However, you might have a chance in spot counseling. In Spot counseling, students with higher rank are allotted seats in some branches which have seats left. This year also there will be spot round then you will definitely get a seat in NIT in some of the following branches: Course NIT Branch Master of Science (M.Sc) NIT Surat Biotech engineering, Industrial and production engineering, Textile engineering NIT Jalandhar Metallurgical Engineering, Biotech, M. Sc NIT Silchar, NIT Meghalaya, NIT Agartala, NIT Durgapur, NIT Patna. The chances of getting a core branch course in any NIT is very unlikely. All this data is based on last year's ranks and admissions (2020). There may be variations this year.Read more
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Ques. How much should I score in the JEE Mains to get into the CSE branch in NIT Trichy?

● Top Answer By Deepika Kunwar on 03 May 21

Ans. In 2019, the responsibility of conducting JEE Main was given to NTA. NTA introduced a percentile system; the frequency of the JEE Main was also increased to twice a year. After the implementation of the NTA system, the cutoff for colleges decreased drastically. The cutoff for NIT Trichy differs based on different factors, i.e. caste, state, etc.  The recent cutoff rank for CSE at NIT Trichy is as follows. Category Cutoff General  OS 280-1373 HS 2060-5325 OBC OS 209-357 HS 1184-2165 SC OS 36-138 HS 298-1300 ST OS 25-53 HS 2275-4708 EWS OS 126-165 HS 938-2058 GeneralPwD OS 55-55 HS 407-407 OBCPwD OS 26-26 HS - SCPwD OS 19-19 HS - Hope this gives you an idea about the cutoff required to secure a seat at CSE NIT Trichy. Read more
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Ques. What are the basic criteria required for joining PEC Chandigarh?

● Top Answer By Shobhna Chaturvedi on 02 May 21

Ans. Below are the procedures to get admission in undergraduate courses at PEC Chandigarh.  You will have to score at least 75% in your board exam, it is the basic criteria to appear in JEE Main. Appear and secure a good score in JEE Main. You will get three consecutive attempts for JEE Main. Admission at PEC is purely based on JEE Main score. You can check the recent cutoff for PEC on the official website to get an idea of what to expect. All the qualified candidates have to participate in the counseling process and they are allotted seats as per the rank secured in JEE Main and choices elected by them. If you are applying for admission one year after your 10+2, you will need to produce a gap year certificate during counseling. So, these are some eligibility criteria for you to keep a note of.Read more
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Ques. What exam must one clear and with what cutoff to get into IIIT Hyderabad?

● Top Answer By suyashi choubey on 19 Mar 21

Ans. There are different examinations to get admission at IIIT Hyderabad. The mode of admission at the institute is as follows.  JEE Main: Ensure that you score 270+ in the JEE Main to get a seat in a course of your interest. Through this mode, you can even take admission for all branches except CLD, CHD. Test and Interview: If you want to get a seat in the CLD or CHD course can definitely go for this mode of admission.  In this mode, you will experience at first a test and after that, all who clear the test will be called for a Personal Interview.  However, there is no definite cutoff for the test, but you need to give your personal best to qualify for the interview. NTSE, KVPY: First, you have to clear a test. Those who qualify for the test are called for a Personal Interview.  From there, candidates are selected for admission. However, this mode of admission is for the CND course only. DASA mode: This mode is especially meant for the students who have studied 11th and 12th(or equivalent) outside India and are valid foreign passport holders. Generally, all branches accept admission through this mode.  A valid SAT II score of above 2000 is a must-needed criterion. SAT I score is taken into consideration in case of ties. Olympiad mode: This mode is only applicable for students who have been selected for training in Science and Linguistics to represent India in International Olympiads.  In this mode, students are chosen through a Personal Interview. Admissions are granted for CSD, ECD, CND, BSD, and CLD branches. Lateral Entry:  In order to get a seat through this mode of admission, there is a test and a personal interview round. Generally, children are admitted to the second year in IIIT-H through lateral entry. As what other colleges teach in 2 years, IIIT-H teaches in the first year itself. This mode of admission is meant for students who have completed their first two years of engineering in either Computer Science or Electronics branch from any other college. Students are admitted to the CSD branch if they were in the Computer Science branch in their college or to ECD if they were in the Electronics branch.Read more
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Ques. Which one is better, dropping a year for the BITSAT and JEE, or joining universities such as LPU or Amity?

● Top Answer By Rupesh Biswas on 12 Feb 21

Ans. Every candidate has their own perspectives and reasons for dropping a year or opting for a degree in any institute. It entirely depends upon your thoughts and decisions, and what you actually want from your career. The points mentioned below can be considered as a set of guidelines that would help to choose the right path. There are several choices which you can make in case of admission. You can prefer a good renowned government college and take any available stream in it, or a good private college (BITS, Thapar, etc) and choose your favorite stream. Considering the fact that you are comfortable with the high fees of the private institutes. Having an educational gap (drop) of one year is not a bad thing for a future career. Most candidates get to learn a lot of things from the self-available time, even some have genuine reasons for the drop. So, if you are extremely passionate about a stream, it is absolutely all-right to drop for a year. Check for the 50% quota for insiders in your home state NIT. If present, it will increase the chances of getting some stream in it. Usually, it is considered that the stream matters much less. What matters is the college name tag. There are several other institutes like Punjab University, UIET, etc which provide good infrastructure and opportunities. JAC is a committee for counseling in some good institutes in Chandigarh. These are some of the basics tips that would help you in the decision-making process.Read more
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Does paper 1 of JEE Main always takes place in the morning shift?
diya suresh

There is no compulsion that paper 1 will be conducted in morning shift but the total duration for the paper will be 3 or 4 hours. Paper 1 is conducted for admission to B.E and B.Tech courses. The paper will have 3 sections of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with total 90 questions i.e 30 questions per section. Find more details at JEE Main exam pattern 2021.

lokesh n
How to apply on April session on jee main 2021
diya suresh

You can apply for all the 4 sesisons of exam i.e. for February, March, April and May together and not so, you can apply when the window for registration opens. You need to register in online mode only on the official website of JEE. For each sesison and paper, separate fees needs to be paid. For April session, registration will commence from 1st week of April 2021. To get more details visit JEE Main 2021 registration.

rishabh g shetty
i didnot apply for feb 2021 JEE Main exam. i am able to register now for phase2? or is it complusory to attempt all the four?
manisha malik

Yes, you are able to register for phase 2 even if you have not applied for phase 1. You can choose to apply for any of the phases according to your choice, hence there is no compulsion to attempt all four attempts of JEE main exam. 

ananya pandey
Is exam date will be same for wholee nation?
manika gupta

Hi, NTA JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 4 sessions- February, March, April and May- Paper 1 for B.E/B. Tech. JEE Main 2021 exam will be conducted from May 24 to 28, 2021.  For more information, please refer, JEE Main Exam Dates.

ananya pandey
What is the exam date of Jee Mains
manika gupta

Hi, JEE Main 2021 will be conducted four times in a year. The number of attempts for admission in a particular academic session will be considered as one. The student's best of the 2021 NTA scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking. JEE Main 2021 will be conducted from February 23 – 26, 2021. For more information, please refer, JEE Main Exam Dates.

puja sao
What is the tentative date for the exam next year?
aditi arun

Hello Puja,

The tentatives dates for the January session is – 2nd week of January 2021 and for the April session, it is 2nd week of April 2020.

arushi thankur
What is the fees of JEE Main?
aniket ranjan

Hii Arushi, Greetings from collegedunia. The registration fees of JEE main for Boys is Rs. 650 and for Girls is Rs. 325. For more details Click Here

suraj sharma
IS there any option for filling up semester form by online
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Suraj, kindly specify the college/university in which you are seeking admission.
I did not apply first attempt can I go to second attempt
garima bansal
Hi Venkateshwara, You may check the official website to get information regarding to your query.