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NTA JEE Main 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Exam dates, application process, paper pattern, syllabus

NTA JEE Main 2021 Exam Date, schedule HIGHLIGHTS: The JEE Main schedule has been released today. Check exam dates, paper pattern, application process

By: Education Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 17, 2020 11:47:17 am
JEE Main 2020Check dates of JEE Main. Image source: Designed by Gargi Singh/ file

NTA JEE Main 2021 Exam Date, schedule HIGHLIGHTS: The schedule of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 has been released today by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. The entrance test for admission in premier IITs, NITs will be held from February 23 to 26. The candidates can download the application from the website- jeemain.nta.nic.in. The minister said the engineering entrance will be held in multiple shifts from next year — February, March, April and May.

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Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in his tweet informed, “Thank you all for sharing your constructive suggestions regarding JEE (Main) exams. We have got your suggestions examined. I will be announcing the schedule, number of times the exam will be held at 6 PM today. Stay tuned.”

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JEE Main will also have a new exam pattern. The candidates have to attempt 75 questions out of 90 – or 25 out of questions 30 in each section of chemistry, physics and mathematics.

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NTA JEE Main 2021 schedule HIGHLIGHTS: Check exam dates, how to fill application form, documents needed

11:47 (IST)17 Dec 2020
Check the new paper pattern

In the new paper pattern introduced, there will be no negative marking in the 15 alternative questions. The paper will have an option to attempt 75 questions out of 90, 25 questions each in the section of chemistry, physics and mathematics. Meanwhile, there will be no change in in the syllabus. The change in the question paper format is being introduced to accommodate school boards that have reduced classes 11 and 12 syllabus and those that haven’t. Here are the Key takeaways 

20:11 (IST)16 Dec 2020
Application process begins

The application process for JEE Main 2021 started from today, and can apply till January 16. The fees can be paid online upto January 17 at jeemain.nta.nic.in. Candidates who have cleared plus 2 with at least five subjects can apply for the engineering entrance.

19:50 (IST)16 Dec 2020
Check JEE Main dates

JEE Main will be be held in in multiple dates- February 23 to 26, March 15 to 18, April 27 to 30, May 24 to 28, 2021. The exam will be held in two shifts, morning session from 9 am to 12 pm, afternoon shift from 3 pm to 6 pm

19:04 (IST)16 Dec 2020
JEE Main result in March

The result of JEE Main February session will be announced in March. Pokhriyal today said, "the first session will be held from February 23-26 and the results will be declared within five days from the last date of exams."

18:56 (IST)16 Dec 2020
Application process to begin soon

The application process for the JEE Main 2021 will commence shortly. The candidates can apply through the website- jeemain.nta.nic.in

18:34 (IST)16 Dec 2020
JEE Main ranking

NTA to calculate best marks to calculate for ranking. Even if a student appear in the four session, the NTA will calculate his/her best marks out of the four exams

18:26 (IST)16 Dec 2020
JEE Main 2021 to be held in 13 languages

JEE Mains will be held in 13 languages from next year. These include English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Assamese, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Odia and Malayalam, Pokhriyal said. 

18:22 (IST)16 Dec 2020
No negative marking

In the new paper pattern introduced, there will be no negative marking in the 15 alternative questions. The candidates have to attempt 75 questions out of 90 – or 25 out of questions 30 in each section of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

18:16 (IST)16 Dec 2020
JEE Main dates announced

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced the dates of JEE Main. The engineering entrance will be held from February 23 to 26.

Also JEE Mains will be held four times from next year- February, March, April and May.

18:14 (IST)16 Dec 2020
Pokhriyal's webinar on JEE Mains begins

Pokhriyal will announced the dates of JEE Main shortly. Minster's live interaction begins. Check here 

18:07 (IST)16 Dec 2020
How to apply for JEE Main

Step 1: Visit the official website, jeemain.nta.nic.in

Step 2: On the homepage, click on the
application form button

Step 3: Click on the way you wish to apply

Step 4: Register if not applied before
using credentials

Step 5: Verify and create log-in

Step 6: Fill form, upload images

Step 7: Make payment, submit form

17:59 (IST)16 Dec 2020
Education qualification

JEE Main can be attempted by anyone who has cleared class 12 with at least five subjects. Though the JEE Main question paper is based on PCM, it is not necessary to have these as main subjects

17:48 (IST)16 Dec 2020
Why new paper pattern been introduced?

The change in the question paper format is being introduced to accommodate school Boards that have reduced class 11 and 12 syllabus and those that haven’t, officials said. “Kerala, for instance, hasn’t cut its high school syllabus, while CBSE has. So the JEE-Main has to cover both. Hence the decision made to ask candidates to attempt 75 out of 90 questions,” said an official.

17:30 (IST)16 Dec 2020
Who can apply?


The application process for JEE Main is likely to commence soon. Anyone who has cleared class 12 exam in 2019, 2018 and 2020 can apply for this exam. Those awaiting their result can also apply. There is no upper age limit.

17:12 (IST)16 Dec 2020
New paper pattern

JEE Main will have a new paper pattern from next year. All candidates appearing will have to attempt 75 questions out of 90 – or 25 out of questions 30 in each section of chemistry, physics and mathematics. Students did not have a choice of questions until this year.

16:45 (IST)16 Dec 2020
Pokhriyal's tweet on JEE Main dates
16:23 (IST)16 Dec 2020
Pokhriyal to announce JEE Main 2021 dates today

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will announce the dates for JEE Main on December 16. From next year, JEE Main will be held in multiple shifts, over three to four times — February, March, April and May.

The minister tweeted, “Thank you all for sharing your constructive suggestions regarding JEE (Main) exams. We have got your suggestions examined. I will be announcing the schedule, number of times the exam will be held at 6 PM today. Stay tuned.”

JEE Main 1200 Check dates for JEE Main 2021. Image source: Designed by Gargi Singh/ file

JEE Main 2021 schedule HIGHLIGHTS: The application process for the JEE Main is likely to commence from today. To apply, a candidate needs a list of documents which includes a copy of a passport-sized photograph with date and signature, scanned copy of signature to upload, date of birth as mentioned on class 10 certificate, class 10 and class 12 marksheets, EWS, PWD, SC/ST or another reservation certificate, if applicable. Also, all relevant documents supporting the education qualification certificates.