JEE Main 2021 registration for the February cycle will close on January 23, 2021, and the application form correction process will start on January 27. JEE Main Phase 1 will be conducted from February 23 to 26, 2021. The old question papers of JEE Main are available for download. JEE Main 2021 syllabus remained unchanged, and the official syllabus PDF has been released by NTA. This year, JEE Main has some changes, and the Paper 1 (B.Tech) exam will be conducted four times, i.e., February, March, April, and May. Paper 2A & 2B (B.Arch & B.Planning) will be conducted in Phase 1 & Phase 4. The phase-wise exam dates of JEE Main 2021 are as follows: -
- Phase 1 Exam Dates - February 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2021 (Paper 1, 2 A & 2B)
- Phase 2 Exam Dates - March 15, 16, 17 &18, 2021 (only Paper 1)
- Phase 3 Exam Dates - April 27, 28, 29 & 30, 2021 (only Paper 1)
- Phase 4 Exam Dates - May 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2021 (Paper 1, 2A & 2B)
Candidates aspiring for admission in IIT must note that the mandatory requirement of 75% of marks in CLass 12th has been scrapped.
As board exams for Class 12th are scheduled in May, it is a great opportunity for students to prepare effectively for the first three phases of JEE Main 2021. Click on the link below to check the preparation strategy for all phases here -
NTA has also released the FAQs for JEE Main 2021 and addressed all common queries of students with regard to the exam. An undertaking is mandatory if the candidates do not submit a category certificate (EWS/ SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL) while filling the form.
As the CBSE board exams will not take place in February, candidates can make use of the opportunity of appearing for Phase 1 JEE Main 2021. The candidates have the flexibility to appear for multiple phases of JEE Main 2021, and the number of exam centres has been increased this year. Except for the Phase 2 exam, there is almost 30 days gap between Phase 3 & 4. There is no scope for the postponement of the JEE Main 2021 exam until or unless any unavoidable circumstances.
The exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 has been revised, and the candidates will have 90 questions now out of which 75 questions have to be answered. However, the choice will be given in only Section B of each subject, which means out of 10 Numerical questions, the candidates will have to answer any 5. On the other hand, JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 13 languages.
This year, the applicants have been given an option to register and pay the exam fee for any phase of JEE Main 2021 at a time. On the other hand, the application window will re-open after the conclusion of each phase. Applying for multiple phases will be an advantage to students so that they can improve their percentile in the JEE Main 2021.
HRD minister's webinar on Exams 2021 took place on December 10, 2020, and the minister assured that enough gap will be maintained between board exam dates and JEE Main 2021.
JEE Main is a popular national-level engineering exam, which is conducted for admission premier engineering colleges across the country. National Testing Agency (NTA) is the authority to conduct the JEE Main 2021 exam, and the exam is being conducted four times a year. It has also notified that the JEE Mains merit list will be based on the percentile scores.
Organized in four phases - Paper 1 & Paper 2 (2A, 2B), candidates can appear for JEE Main exam four times every year to get admission in the premier National Institutes of Technology (NITs), the prestigious Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) as well as other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). Students can use the best score out of the four slots for admission to engineering colleges in India. The programmes offered by these institutions are Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)/Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) and Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)/Bachelor of Planning (B.Plan).