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The joint entrance exam, also known as JEE MAINS is a national level exam, and one of the most prominent as well as widely known and accepted exams for candidates looking to pursue engineering as a career. As of 2021, it is said to be conducted 4 times a year by the National Testing Agency. As per the new norms, this exam will be conducted in a total of 13 languages, including regional languages like Bengali, Assamese, Urdu, Hindi, English, Malayalam, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu.

Scoring high in JEE Mains can be a stepping stone to secure admission to top-tier engineering colleges like IITs, NITs, and many other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes in India. A staggering number of 10-13 lakh people apply and appear for this exam, but only a few make it to the top because of its competitiveness and recognition. The scope of JEE is so wide that it is held at more than 300 exam centres in India and 10 worldwide.

The exam spans 3 hours and includes three sections, physics, chemistry, and maths. One hour is allotted for each section which contains 30 questions per section, however, candidates have an option of attempting only 75 out of 90 questions in total. The maximum marks for this exam are 300, and the scores are released in percentile. There are 2 types of questions for every section namely multiple choice questions and numerical questions. These are divided equally for all three subjects, where students have to attempt 20/20 MCQs as well as 5/10 numerical questions. For every correct answer, 4 marks are awarded, whereas for every incorrect answer one mark is deducted. Students must note that negative marking does not apply to numerical questions.

Current Updates on the JEE Exam

A lot of changes in JEE exam pattern have been proposed by former education minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal, the sole purpose of which was to make appearing for this exam more feasible amongst a wide range of candidates. This step also recognized the need for giving the students a chance to perform their best, and thus the number of attempts was moved from 2 to 4. Not just this, there were some changes in the eligibility criteria as well. The minimum required percentage was reduced from 75% to 45%. Additionally, the revised schedule, as mentioned in the latest public notices released by NTA, contains a couple of changes given below:

  • The date of the application form for session 4 of the JEE exam has been extended from 15th July 2021 to 20th July 2021.
  • The examination dates for session 3 of the JEE exam are 20th, 22nd, 25th, and 27th July.
  • The examination dates for session 4 of the JEE exam are 26th, 27th, 31st August, 1st, and 2nd September.

Important Links

JEE Mains Exam Information

Rescheduling Notice of Session 4

Release Of Admit Card For JEE Session 3

JEE Mains 2021 Syllabus

JEE Exam Calendar 2021 All 4 Sessions

A comprehensive session-wise list containing all the important dates regarding the JEE exam has been given below. The entire calendar for JEE mains 2021 exam along with the necessary particulars is listed in the following table. While sessions 1 and 2 for February and March respectively have passed by, students can still apply for the 4th session by going on the official NTA website. The last date to apply for JEE session 3 was 8th July, thus closing the registration window for the 3rd session of the exam. Through this table, students can keep a tab on the recent activities and events related to this engineering entrance exam, and save the dates to avoid confusion later. Students are also advised to keep visiting the official website of the National Testing Agency as many Public Notices containing information about the third and fourth phase, pivotal to the examination, are being released.

Session 1

S.No. Basis Particulars
1 Month February
2 Notification Announcement 16th December 2020
3 Registration Begins 16th December 2021
4 Image Correction Window January 2021
5 Registration Ends 16th January 2021
6 Final Call For Fee Payment 17th January 2021
7 Window For Application Correction 19th January to 21st January 2021
8 Releasing Of Admit Card 11th February 2021
9 Date Of Examination 23rd February to 26th February 2021
10 Release Of Answer Key March 2021
11 Result Announcement 8th march 2021
12 Commencement Of Counseling August-September 2021

Session 2

S.No. Basis Particulars
1 Month March
2 Notification Announcement 1st march 2021
3 Registration Begins 1st march 2021
4 Image Correction Window March 2021
5 Registration Ends 10th March 2021
6 Final Call For Fee Payment 10th March 2021
7 Window For Application Correction 2nd to 10th March 2021
8 Releasing Of Admit Card 11th March 2021
9 Date Of Examination 16th to 18th March 2021
10 Release Of Answer Key 24th March 2021
11 Result Announcement 5th March 2021
12 Commencement Of Counseling August and September 2021

Session 3

S.No. Basis Particulars
1 Month April
2 Notification Announcement 6 July 2021
3 Registration Begins 6th July 2021
4 Image Correction Window 6 to 8 July 2021
5 Registration Ends 8 July 2021
6 Final Call For Fee Payment 8 July 2021
7 Window For Application Correction 6 to 8 July 2021
8 Releasing Of Admit Card 14th July 2021
9 Date Of Examination 20th- 27th July 2021
10 Release Of Answer Key July 2021
11 Result Announcement August-September 2021
12 Commencement Of Counseling August-September 2021

Session 4

S.No. Basis Particulars
1 Month May
2 Notification Announcement 6th 2021
3 Registration Begins 9th July 2021
4 Image Correction Window 9th - 20th July 2021
5 Registration Ends 20th July 2021
6 Final Call For Fee Payment 20th July 2021
7 Window For Application Correction 9th - 20th July 2021
8 Releasing Of Admit Card July 2021
9 Date Of Examination 26th August - 2nd September 2021
10 Release Of Answer Key August 2021
11 Result Announcement August-September 2021
12 Commencement Of Counseling August-September 2021

Additional Details About The JEE Exam 2021

  1. This year, engineering aspirants appearing for JEE exam have been given a provision of applying for more than one session at the same time as well as pay the application fee altogether.
  2. While filling out the application form candidates can select their preferred language out of the 11 languages listed, however, it is important to note that the language once selected cannot be changed later.
  3. As of 2021 the age bar and the limit on the number of attempts for the JEE mains exam have been revoked.

While JEE mains may not be the only exam for entrance to engineering programs, it is most certainly the one whose applicability will never go out of relevance since almost all public and private universities consider its percentile for admission to Btech courses. This national-level exam gives a chance to students to pursue their education in BTech programs from institutes of national importance. Thus, it is very essential to stay updated about all important dates and developments taking place with regards to the examination. To get any other questions about the JEE exam 2021 answered, students, can go through the comprehensive list of FAQs released by NTA on their website.