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Overview :

JEE Main, often referred as Joint Entrance Examination Main is an engineering based entrance examination which is conducted for admitting students into a number of undergraduate engineering and professional courses. JEE Main directs these students at National Institute of Technology, abbreviated as NITs, Indian Institutes of Information Technology abbreviated as IITs and variant technical institutes called as CFTIs of India.

Eligibility :

JEE Main entrance exam lists the eligibility criteria for the candidates so that they can appear into a number of exams as per their eligibility and appear in the engineering courses as per caliber. The JEE Main 2018 eligibility criteria are given below for the candidates:

  • Adapting the new changes of the exam pattern, one mandatory change which has been accepted by the JEE body is the Aadhaar Card involvement. Although Aadhaar Card is necessary for all the JEE Main Candidates, candidates belonging to Assam, Meghalaya and J&K candidates doesn’t require the linking of the Aadhaar Card.
  • Only those candidates are eligible for the JEE Main 2018 examination who are born in the year 1993 or after that in the month of October as per date 01. In short, the ones who are having their date of births on or after 01, October, 1993 are eligible for the JEE Main 2018.
  • An upper age limit relaxation of 5 years will be given to the candidates belonging to SC, ST and PwD candidates.
  • A maximum of 4 chances will be given to the candidates for JEE Main. Candidates are always advised to check out their matching criteria so that no chance will be wasted because just appearing for JEE Main 2018 will not make you eligible for further admission process. Specially, the candidates of different states such as Punjab and Odisha are directed in detail.

Pattern :
  1. JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in Online mode. That is, the exam follows CBT as well as PBT format.
  2. In total, 95 questions will be asked which are from different subjects. The whole topics are covered in the list of syllabus offered by JEE Main 2021. Basically, the aptitude of the entrance test will be judged.
  3. A total time of 3 hours (180 minutes) will be given in order to attempt the paper.
  4. All the questions will be based on the 11th and 12th standard NCERT books. As per the directions, the weight age of both 11th and 12th standard questions will be same. For every wrong answer, 1/4th mark will be deducted.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Date :

NTA has announced the date of the fourth attempt at JEE Main 2021. The fourth attempt at JEE Main 2021 will be conducted on August 26, 27, 31, and September 1,2. JEE Mains 2021 exam date and registration date, admit card download date, answer key announcement date, result announcement date and counseling date can be checked below

JEE Main 2021 Date - Exam Schedule :


JEE Main 2021 4th attempt date

Release of JEE Main 2021 Application form 

August 9, 2021

Last date to apply for JEE Main 2021 

August 11, 2021 (09:00 PM)

Last date to pay Application fee

August 11, 2021 (11:50 PM)

JEE Main 2021 application form correction

August 9 to 11, 2021 (09:00 PM)

JEE Main 2021 Admit card release date

August 21, 2021

JEE Main 2021 Exam dates

August 26, 27, 31 and September 1,2, 2021

Release of Answer key

To be notified

Challenge of Answer key

To be notified

Release of Final answer key

To be notified

JEE Main Result date

To be notified

JEE Main 2021 Admit card important information :



Official Website for JEE Main admit card 2021 download 


JEE Main admit card 2021 date for session 4

August 21, 2021

Details required to download JEE Main 2021 Admit card

Application number & Date of birth

Details mentioned on admit card

Exam date and time, address of exam centre, Candidate' s details, exam day instructions

Documents to carry on exam day

Admit Card, Photo ID Proof, Passport size photo, face mask, hand sanitizer

JEE Main 2021 Important Information :



Exam Name

Joint Entrance Examination (Main) or JEE Main

Mode of Exam

  • Computed Based Test for BE/BTech/BArchBPlanning

  • Pen and paper-based for Drawing section in BArch


  • 3 hours for B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Plan

  • 3.5 hours for BArch and BPlanning both

Exam Frequency

Four times a year (February, March, April and May sessions )

Total Registrations

Around 21 lakh (in all four session of JEE Main 2021)

Around 19 lakh (in two sessions of JEE Main 2020)

Official Website



  • Paper-1:  BE/BTech

  • Paper-2A: BArch

  • Paper-2B: BPlanning

Total Marks

  • BE/BTech: 300

  • BArch and BPlanning: 400

Total Questions Asked (Increased in 2021)

  • B.E./B.Tech: 90

  • B.Arch: 82

  • B.Planning: 105

Marking Scheme

  • 4 for each correct response

  • -1 for each incorrect response

  • No marks for unattempted questions

  • No negative marking for Non-MCQ questions

Medium of paper

English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu

Contact Details

NTA Telephone Number - 0120-6895200

NTA Email ID: jeemain@nta.ac.in and write at JEE (Main) Query Redressal System (QRS)

NTA Helpline: 8178359845 | 8287471852 | 9650173668 | 9599676953 | 8287471852

Colleges Offered :