JEE Main 2021 Registration (Delayed), Exam Date, Information Bulletin

Last Updated : October 10, 2020.

JEE Main 2021 registration is delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Generally JEE Main application form is available in the month of September, but this year due to the postponement of JEE Main 2020, the online application form for JEE Main 2021 is likely to be available from November or December. Accordingly, if needed, JEE Main 2021 exam date can also be postponed by a month or two.

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the JEE Main exam in online computer-based mode twice a year (January and April) for admission into the undergraduate engineering programs like B.Tech, B.E, B.Arch, B.Plan at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions and Institutions funded by participating State Governments. Students have the choice of giving one or both the JEE Main exams in a year. If JEE Main is attempted twice, the best score among the two will be taken into account while giving admission.

JEE Main consists of two papers. Candidates seeking admission to B.E./ B.Tech. course have to appear for JEE Main Paper-1, while candidates seeking admission to B.Arch./ B.Planning course have to appear for Paper-2. JEE Main is also the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced, which a candidate has to clear for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

The online registration process for the JEE Main January exam starts in the month of September whereas for the April exam it starts in the month of February. Here you will get all the details about JEE Main 2021 registration, application form, including the latest updates from NTA.

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JEE Main 2021 Registration (Apply Online Here)

The important points about JEE Main 2021 registration and application form:

  • The online application form for JEE Main 2021 January exam will be available after the JEE 2020 admission process.
  • JEE Main 2021 application process is likely to start from November or December 2020.
  • Candidates have to apply online through JEE Main NTA website.
  • Only one application must be submitted by a single applicant. More than one application will get rejected by the NTA.
  • Candidates should register through valid email-id and phone number.
  • The JEE Main application process will contain various steps like Registration, Filling up of Application form, Image uploading, Online Fee payment and Printing of Application form.
  • After completion of the application process, candidates are advised to print the application form and fee payment proof for any further use in future.
  • Candidates can edit JEE Main application form during the correction facility provided by NTA.
  • Candidates are not required to send/ submit any document(s) including confirmation page to NTA through Post/ Fax/ By Hand.

JEE Main 2021 January Information Bulletin (Brochure)

Information Bulletin for JEE Main 2021 January examination is expected to be available after JEE Main 2020 counselling process, which is delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

For reference : JEE Main 2020 Information Bulletin (containing details of examination, syllabus, eligibility criteria to appear, examination fee, cities of examination, State code of eligibility, age relaxation, eligibility for admission, reservation policies).

JEE Main 2021 Exam Schedule (Application Dates)

Here are the tentative dates for the JEE Main 2021 exam in January.

JEE Main 2021 January Exam Schedule Dates (Tentative)
Registration Dates (Online submission of application form) December 2020
Corrections in application form January 2021
Downloading of Admit Cards Last week of January 2021
Dates of Examinations February 2021
Declaration of Results March, 2021

How to Apply for JEE Main 2021?

Steps to fill the JEE Main application form:

  • Open the NTA JEE Main website.
  • Click on "Fill JEE(Main) January 2021 Application Form".
  • Under "New Candidate Registration", Click on "New Registration".
  • Read the instructions carefully and select the checkbox "I have downloaded Information Bulletin, read and understood all the instructions".
  • Proceed to apply online by clicking on "Click here to Proceed".
  • Fill the Registration Form, Enter Security Pin and Submit the form.
  • Note down the system generated Application Number.
  • Complete the Application Form.
  • Upload the scanned images of Photograph and Signature in correct specification.
  • Pay the Application fee and take a print out of the confirmation page after successful remittance of fee.

Documents Required to Fill JEE Main Application Form:

  • Scanned clear passport photograph in JPG/JPEG format (size between 10 kb–200 kb).
  • Scanned clear signature in JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb–30 kb).
  • Aadhar Card OR other ID proof OR Qualifying examination admit card with photograph.
  • Class 10 and 12 or equivalent Mark Sheets to fill education details.
  • Credit card, Debit card or Net banking details for online fee payment.

JEE Main Application Fee

Given below is the application fee for JEE Main:

Fee payable for JEE Main 2021 Exam Centre in India Exam Centre outside India
General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL) [Paper-1 OR Paper-2] Boys-Rs 650/-
Girls- Rs 325/-
Boys-Rs 3000/-
Girls- Rs 1500/-
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender [Paper-1 OR Paper-2] Boys-Rs 325/-
Girls- Rs 325/-
Boys-Rs 1500/-
Girls- Rs 1500/-
General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL) [Paper-1 AND Paper-2] Boys-Rs 1300/-
Girls- Rs 650/-
Boys-Rs 6000/-
Girls- Rs 3000/-
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender [Paper-1 AND Paper-2] Boys-Rs 650/-
Girls- Rs 650/-
Boys-Rs 3000/-
Girls- Rs 3000/-

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Are you eligible for JEE Main 2021? Here is the eligibility and qualification criteria for JEE Main.

  • Only those candidates who have passed their class 12th examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2019, 2020 or those who are appearing in 2021 are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2021.
  • There is no age limit for candidates to apply for JEE Main 2021.
  • Candidates who have passed Class XII/ qualifying examination in 2018 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2022 or later are not eligible to apply for JEE Main 2021.
  • Candidates who appeared in Class XII/ equivalent qualifying examination in 2018, did not pass in 2018, but passed in 2019 are not eligible to apply for JEE Main 2021.
  • Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination in order to be eligible for JEE Main 2020.
  • A candidate can appear for JEE Main maximum 3 times.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2020 is relaxed by Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) due to COVID-19. No 75% minimum aggregate criteria in class 12 board exams required for JEE Main 2020. We have to wait and see if it stays the same for JEE Main 2021.

JEE Main 2021 January - Allotment of Centre, Date and Shift

The allotment of Centre, Date and Shift for JEE Main 2021 January exam will be done through computer software as per the decision of the National Testing Agency (NTA).

JEE Main 2021 Examination Centres

JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in major cities and towns of India as well as abroad (Bahrain, Colombo, Doha, Dubai, Kathmandu, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Singapore). While applying, candidates must select four centre cities for Computer based examination. The list of exam centres are given in the information bulletin of JEE Main.

JEE Main 2021 Examination Pattern

The JEE Main exam pattern has been changed in 2020 by adding numerical type questions, reducing the number of questions and total marks. See JEE Main new exam pattern.

JEE Main 2021 Normalization Process for Compilation of NTA Scores

NTA will be conducting examinations on multiple dates, generally in two sessions per day. The candidates will be given different sets of questions per session and it is quite possible that in spite of all efforts of maintaining equivalence among various question papers, the difficulty level of these question papers administered in different sessions may not be exactly the same. Some of the candidates may end up attempting a relatively tougher set of questions when compared to other sets. The candidates who attempt the comparatively tougher examination are likely to get lower marks as compared to those who attempt the easier one. In order to overcome such a situation, “Normalization procedure based on Percentile Score” will be used for ensuring that candidates are neither benefited nor disadvantaged due to the difficulty level of the examination.

See more : How Percentile Scores will be Calculated

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the JEE Main 2021 application form come out?

JEE Main 2021 application form is likely to come out in November or December this year after the JEE 2020 admission process will be over.

Will there be any delay in the JEE Main 2021 January exam because of COVID-19?

Yes, JEE Main 2021 January exam is expected to be delayed by a month or two. NTA may postpone JEE Main 2021 January exam to February due to COVID-19 situation and the schedule of Board exams.

What will be the competition level of the JEE Main 2021?

The competition for JEE Main 2021 will be increased as many students are likely to take a drop because of COVID-19 situation. However, the exam pattern and questions level of JEE Main 2021 is expected to be the same as previous years.

Will there be a delay in the JEE Main 2021 since KVPY 2020 has been delayed by almost 2 and a half months?

JEE Main 2021 can be delayed since KVPY 2020 which is conducted in November every year is postponed to 31st January 2021. But KVPY canceled their interview process this year which allowed them to delay the KVPY aptitude test to January 2021 as that is the time KVPY interviews generally take place. There is no official news from NTA about any delay in the JEE Main 2021, so you should prepare for the exam as per schedule.

Will JEE Main 2021 syllabus also get reduced due to COVID-19?

JEE Main 2021 syllabus is expected to be reduced like CBSE, ICSE and other state boards, as students have lost valuable academic time due to COVID-19 situation.

Note : Candidates applying for JEE Main 2021 should carefully read all the details like eligibility criteria, documents required and fee details to avoid any mistakes while filling the application form for JEE Main 2021.

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