JEE Main 2021: Exam Date, schedule, important changes, eligibility, how to apply on

Joint Entrance Examination, JEE Main 2021 examination would be conducted in February, March, April and May 2021. National Testing Agency, NTA has decided to conduct the examination across four sessions instead of the usual two session of January and April. The first session or cycle of examination would be conducted form February 23, 2021 to February 26, 2021.

Students have an option to choose either or all of the options. Depending on the convenience of the student, the examination options would be available to all. The notification has been released online on the official website Check important dates and complete schedule for JEE Main 2021 February Exam, important changes, eligibility and how to apply.

NTA on January 16, 2021 revised the last date to register online. The application forms can now be filled till January 23, 2021. Online fee payment would be open till 11:50 pm on January 24, 2021.

JEE Main 2021 February Exam Schedule & Important Dates

Online Registration on jeemain.nta.nic.inDec. 15, 2020 – Jan. 23, 2021
Last date to complete application process and pay feesJan. 24, 2021
Correction Window Jan. 27, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2021
JEE Main 2021 February Admit Card2nd Week of February
JEE Main 2021 Feb Exam DatesFeb. 23, 2021 – Feb. 26, 2021
Result DateTo be announced later

JEE Main 2021 Important Changes introduced

For 2021 academic session, JEE Main 2021 would be conducted four times a year. The examination would continue to be a Computer Based Test. Instead of twice a year, however, students would have an option to choose from four slots or February, March, April and May.

Much like previous years, the registration for either of the examination would be done separately. Students can choose to appear for either one or all of the four cycles – should they choose. Students can also choose to appear for two or any combination of exams – say February and May, March and April etc. All of these cycles would have multiple slots, as usual.

Ranking process for JEE Main 2021 remains the same. Students would be marked based their performance in the examination and an NTA score or percentile mark would be given to the student. If a student appears in more than one exam, only the highest NTA score would be used for determining the rank of the student in the JEE Main 2021. Admission process and shortlisting for JEE Advanced 2021 would be done on the basis of the JEE Main 2021 rank thus awarded.

Apart from increasing the number of sessions or exams for JEE Main, NTA has also introduced regional languages for students. From 2021, much like National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET, the JEE Main exam would also be conducted in regional languages as well as in English, Hindi and Urdu.

Students can choose to appear for the paper in a regional language. Those who choose regional language would be given a bi-lingual paper. Also, the option is available only to the students belonging to the state and appearing for the examination from that state.

JEE Main 2021 would be available in Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Tamil, Malyalam, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Kannada as well as in English, Hindi and Urdu.

Another important change introduced this year is the introduction of choices. This year, due to change in syllabus by various boards, NTA would be giving a choice of 50% in the numerical based questions for all B.E/B. Tech as well as B. Arch and B. Planning examinations. While the MCQ section would remain the same, for the numerical part or Section B of the examination, students would have a choice of attempting any 5 out of 10 questions. This choice would be available in all the subject sections.

Number of questions to be attempted would remain the same at 25. Also, there would be no choice in the questions that carry negative marks or the MCQs. All interested are advised to carefully go through the official notification for JEE Main 2021 February Exam here.

JEE Main 2021: Eligibility & How to apply

JEE Main 2021 eligibility has not been revised. Students who have appeared in their Class 12 or equivalent board examination in 2019 or 2020 or would be appearing in the same in 2021 is eligible to appear for JEE Main 2021 examination, irrespective of the age. Students who have appeared and qualified their Class 12 examination in s 2018 or earlier are not eligible to appear for JEE Main 2021.

Interested and qualified candidates are required to apply by registering online on The link to apply would be activated online on the official website soon. Once available, students need to register and then fill the online application. Students would also be required to upload a recent passport size photograph as well as the scanned copy of the signature of the student. A fee payment, based on the category, also needs to be made.

Please note, only online payments are accepted. Also, students are advised to use a mobile number and email id which is in use and would be available till the end of the admission process.

About JEE Main

JEE Main or Joint Entrance Examination is a national level competitive examination conducted by the National Testing Agency. The exam is conducted for admissions to National Institutes of Technology, NITs, Indian Institute of Information Technology or IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technology Institutes. Apart from this, JEE Main also works as a qualifying exam for the JEE Advanced – the entrance test for Indian Institutes of Technology. JEE Advanced is conducted by IITs after the JEE Main results are announced for select candidates who qualify based on the cut off.

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