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JEE Main Exam 2021 Updates: July 22 session analysis, students’ reactions

NTA JEE Main 2021 Session 3 Exam Updates: The exam will be held as a computer-based test (CBT), for around 7.09 lakh candidates. The agency will conduct the exam throughout India, across 334 cities and 828 centres.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 27, 2021 10:14:56 am
jee main, jee main 2021, jee main 2021 session 3, jee main session 3 examThe NTA is going to hold session 3 of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main 2021) on July 20, 22, 25, and 27. (Graphic: Abhishek Mitra)

NTA JEE Main 2021 Session 3 Exam Updates: The National Test Agency (NTA) is today going to hold session 3 of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main 2021) on July 20, 22, 25, and 27. The exam is held as a computer-based test (CBT) for around 7.09 lakh candidates. The agency will conduct the exam throughout India, across 334 cities and 828 centres.

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The July 20 examination was successfully conducted on July 20 in two sessions.

Some of the students found the paper on July 20 easier than that of the question paper of the March session. In terms of order of difficulty – Math and Chemistry were of the moderate level while Physics was easiest amongst the three subjects. Overall this paper was of moderate level as per students.

The JEE Main (April) session will be held in July while the JEE(Main) 2021 session 4 will now be held on August 26, 27, 31 and September 1-2.

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Candidates who are appearing for both CLAT and JEE exam dates are required to visit the Consortium of National Law Universities website – to request a change in the CLAT exam date. CLAT entrance exam will be held on July 23. The exam will be conducted in offline mode.

The application deadline for the fourth session of JEE Main 2021 has also been extended. The last date to apply now is July 20. Candidates who have not yet applied for the examination but wish to do so may apply at

The first session of JEE Main 2021 was conducted from February 23-26. A total of 6.61 lakh (6,61,776) candidates had registered for the February session this year. A total of six students scored 100 percentile in the February session.

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JEE Main Exam 2021 Session 3 Updates: NTA to conduct JEE Main 2021 in two shifts

15:20 (IST)21 Jul 2021
JEE Main Exam 2021: Candidates found Physics section easiest

Among all subjects, students felt the Physics section was the easiest of all. Chemistry and Math were found to be of "moderate difficulty".

15:15 (IST)21 Jul 2021
NTA will release answer key of JEE Main 2021 (3rd session) on official website

The NTA is likely to release the official answer key for the JEE Main 2021 exam held on July 20, 2021, after which students can challenge the Provisional Answer Keys with an online payment of Rs 200 per question challenged. 

The answer keys are expected to be available for 2-3 days.

Only paid challenges made during stipulated time through key challenge link will be accepted. Challenges given without justification/evidence and those filed on any other platofrm other than the prescribed link will not be considered.

15:07 (IST)21 Jul 2021
NTA expexted to release answer key for JEE Main 2021 held on July 20

The National Testing Agency (NTA) normally releases the answer key of the examination a few days after the exam.  

15:04 (IST)21 Jul 2021
Last date for online application correction for JEE Main 2021 May session was July 20

Candidates can no longer fil correction form for online applications for JEE Main 2021 (May session) which was postponed. "There will be no correction window available after the Application Form closes on 20 July 2021 for the (postponed) May Session. Therefore the candidates have to be extra careful while filling in their particulars," an official notification says. 

13:48 (IST)21 Jul 2021
WBJEE 2021: Raise objections against answer key by July 22

The WBJEE board has also given the option to candidates to challenge the answer key. If a candidate has any concerns with the released answer key, they can raise an objection lastest by July 22.

13:34 (IST)21 Jul 2021
WBJEE 2021 answer key released

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) board has released the answer key of the WBJEE exam held on July 17. Candidates who had appeared for the examination can access the answer key o the official website- wbjeeb.nic.inRead more

10:40 (IST)21 Jul 2021
All JEE Main 2021 exams to be held in 2 shifts

The National Testing Agency has decided to conduct all JEE Main 2021 examinations in two shifts- Morning and Evening. 

09:55 (IST)21 Jul 2021
All that JEE Main Exam 2021 candidates need to know

At the exam hall, candidates are only allowed to carry a transparent water bottle, 50 ml personal hand sanitiser, one ballpoint pen, JEE Main 2021 admit card on A4 size sheet, a passport size photograph, valid and original id proof, duly-filled in self-declaration.

Students can also carry mask, gloves, PwD certificate (if applicable), sugar tablets or fruits such as apple/banana/orange for diabetic students. NTA shall also provide 3 ply masks and sanitiser at the exam centre. Read more 

09:53 (IST)21 Jul 2021
The next JEE Main Exam 2021 to be held tomorrow

The third session of JEE Main 2021 exams have already started. The first exam (2 shifts) was held yesterday. The second one will take place tomorrow which is, July 22, 2021. 

09:17 (IST)21 Jul 2021
First session of JEE Main Exam 2021 was in held in February

The first session of JEE Main Exam 2021 was held from February 23 to February 26. Over 6.61 lakh candidates were enrolled for the exam, among which six scored a 100 percentile. 

09:15 (IST)21 Jul 2021
Things to keep in mind for JEE Main Exam 2021

Candidates must carry their admit cards to the exam centres, without which they will not be allowed to enter the hall. They also need to carry a valid photo for identification. No mobile phones, calculators or any other electronic devices to be allowed inside the exam hall.

Candidates are advised to carefully read all the instructions mentioned in the admit card. 

09:10 (IST)21 Jul 2021
Second shift of Jee Main Exam 2021 over

The second shift of the JEE Main Exam 2021 (Session 3) got over at 6 pm on July 20, 2021. These entrance examinations were earlier scheduled to be conducted from 20-25th and 27-30 July the dates were changed. The exams started yesterday. The next ones will be held on July 22, 25 and 27.

20:58 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Maths paper saw more questions from vector and 3-D

The difficulty level of Maths was also rated moderate. Most questions were asked from vector and 3-D  which accounted for almost 6-7 questions. Fewer questions were asked from coordinate and3 questions from the area under the curve and 2 questions from the differential equation were asked in the paper. Paper was balanced and calculative, but manageable within the time limit.


20:55 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Chemistry paper covered maximum questions from organic chemistry.

'Chemistry paper was rated easy to moderate. Maximum questions were from Organic chemistry. Whereas, physical chemistry was easy but a lesser number of questions were asked from the topic. Inorganic was moderate,' said Ajay Kumar Sharma, National Academic Director (Engineering), Aakash Institute.

20:53 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Physics paper moderate in evening session, formula based questions asked

Overall Physics paper was moderate and covered almost all topics with question from electrostat, mechanics, optics & modern physics. Integer type questions were easy and formula-based

20:51 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Paper was balanced, covered all topics

Over all the paper in the evening session was balanced and almost all the topics were covered in every subject. Students were able to complete the examination in given timeline. Comparing the difficulty level, we can say: Maths > Physics > Chemistry, said Ajay Kumar Sharma, National Academic Director (Engineering), Aakash Institute.

15:47 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Third session paper was easier than March question paper

In terms of order of difficulty – Math and Chemistry were of moderate level while Physics was easiest amongst the three subjects. Overall this paper was of moderate level as per students. Some students felt it was easier compared to March session, said Ramesh Batlish, head, FIITJEE Noida.

14:35 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Mathematics difficulty level reported to be moderate

Questions were asked from chapters majorly from Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, Algebra. More weightage was given to chapters of Matrices; Determinants, Progressions, Binomial and Calculus. Few numerical based questions required lengthy calculations. 

14:34 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Direct NCERT questions in Chemistry section

"As always students reported the mathematics section to be of moderate level difficulty with lengthy calculations involved in the numerical. Matrices, determinants, calculus and binomial covered more weightage, with other questions from coordinate geometry as well. Many questions in Chemistry were direct NCERT based ones especially from Stoichiometry, Inorganic Chemistry and covered more weightage from Class XI textbooks. Students found Chemistry to be the easiest sections out of the three,' said Saurabh Kumar, Director – Academics, Vidyamandir Classes. 

14:33 (IST)20 Jul 2021
Paper consisted lengthy numerical questions involving calculations

While few numerical were lengthy and concept based involving calculations. Though all the chapters were covered in physics, Electromagnetism and rotational mechanics covered more weightage. 

JEE Main 2021 The NTA has also provided a gap of four weeks between session 3 and session 4 of the JEE (Main) 2021. Representational image/ designed by Gargi Singh

The second session (March) was conducted from March 15 to 18. A total of 6.19 lakh (6,19,638) candidates had registered for the March session. In the March session, a total of 13 candidates had scored 100 percentile. Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, the National Testing Agency (NTA) had decided to reschedule the JEE Main (April and May) 2021.

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