JEE Main 2021 Answer Key, Question Paper (Released), Result, Dates, Admit Card, Syllabus

About JEE Main 2021

JEE Main 2021 answer key has been released by the coaching institutes in PDF format. The official JEE Main answer keys 2021 will be available by the National Testing Agency (NTA) within a few days. The expected JEE Main Feb result date is March 7, 2021. Candidates can check their JEE Main 2021 result by entering their application number, date of birth, and security pin on the official website:

The authority has made some major changes in JEE Mains this year, the Paper 1 will be held in four phases: February, March, April and May. Below are the JEE Main 2021 exam dates for all the sessions:

  • Session 1: February 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2021 (Paper 1, 2 A & 2B)
  • Session 2: March 15, 16, 17 &18, 2021 (only Paper 1)
  • Session 3: April 27, 28, 29 & 30, 2021 (only Paper 1)
  • Session 4: May 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2021 (Paper 1, 2A & 2B)

According to the new JEE Main 2021 exam pattern, candidates have to attempt 75 questions out of the 90 for Paper 1 (BE/BTech). JEE Main 2021 syllabus has not been reduced, and the questions in the exam will be from the entire syllabus.

Latest Updates:

March 01, 2021: JEE Main 2021 Cut off likely to be higher this year, know details here. Read more

February 26, 2021: JEE Main 2021 Paper 1(BE/BTech) Student Reaction & Review. Read more

February 26, 2021: JEE Main 2021 Live Updates (Day 2): Paper 1 Analysis, Answer Key, Question Paper & Pattern. Read more

February 23, 2021: JEE Main 2021 Paper 2 student reaction & reviews available now. Read more

February 23, 2021: JEE Main 2021 BArch Paper for February session begins; check last-minute tips. Read more

February 22, 2021: JEE Main 2021 Exam Day Instructions; Check Rules, What to Carry, Reporting Time. Read more

February 16, 2021: JEE Main 2021 application form dates available for May session available. Read more

February 12, 2021: JEE Main 2021: NTA will allow students can choose JEE Main exam date to avoid clash with CBSE board exam. Read more

February 11, 2021: JEE Main 2021 admit card released for February session, get the direct link here.Read more

February 8, 2021: JEE Main 2021, CBSE board exams 2021 on the same day, students demand change in schedule. Read more

February 5, 2021: JEE Main 2021: So far over 21 lakh registered for the exam. Read more

JEE Main 2021: What’s new?

NTA has taken several measures for JEE Main 2021 exam to be held in four sessions this year. Here’s a look at the important points to remember in the new exam pattern.

  • JEE Main 2021 exam will be conducted four times a year. The exam will be conducted in February, March, April and May. It will help students to appear in any or all four exams as per their choice. If any candidate appears in all the four sessions of the exam, his/her best score will be considered for the counselling process.
  • JEE Main 2021 application form can be filled online for all the sessions in a single attempt. It saves time as there is no need to fill the form for different sessions separately. However, students can choose to fill the forms later for subsequent sessions. The application form window will reopen after the result of each session is announced. One time fee payment can be done while filling the form for multiple sessions. If a student does not appear for a particular session, a request can be made to forward the fee for the next session that the student plans to appear for. This needs to be done online within the provided fee payment window. In case a student wants to opt-out of a session for which the fees has been paid, a request can be made to refund the fee for that session. Read more
  • For the first time, JEE Mains 2021 will be conducted in 13 languages including English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. It will enable the candidates to choose to appear in their regional language.
  • Candidates are now required to attempt a total of 75 questions out of 90. Out of 30 questions in every section (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics), candidates will be required to attempt only 25 questions. This means students will have a total of 15 optional questions in Paper 1. There will be no negative marking for the 15 optional questions in case they are attempted by students. This step has been taken keeping in mind the reduced syllabus in Class 12 Boards across the country. However, it is important to note that the syllabus for JEE Mains 2021 has not been reduced.

JEE Main 2021 Highlights

Exam Name Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main
Exam Frequency Paper 1 (BTech): 4 sessions (Feb, Mar, Apr, May) | Paper 2 (BArch & BPlan): Twice (Feb & May)
Exam Mode Paper 1 – Online only | Paper 2 – Online & Offline (in parts)
Exam Duration 3 hours
Test Takers 11,47,125
Accepting Colleges
Official Website

What is JEE Main?

Joint Entrance Examination – Main or commonly known as JEE Main is a national level entrance exam conducted by the NTA to offer admission to BE/BTech, BPlan and BArch courses at the IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) across the country. Only the top 2.5 lakh score holders in JEE Mains 2021 will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced for admission to various undergraduate engineering programmes offered by IITs in India.

From 2021, JEE Mains will be held four times. The candidate’s best of the 2021 NTA scores will be considered for preparation of merit list/ranking. The counselling cum seat allotment for all the IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs will be organised and managed by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). Last year, 107 institutes participated in JoSAA Counselling.

If candidates have any queries related to JEE Main 2021 contact the following:

NTA Telephone Number – 0120-6895200

NTA Email ID: and write at JEE (Main) Query Redressal System (QRS)

NTA Helpline: 8178359845 | 8287471852 | 9650173668 | 9599676953 | 8287471852

JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates

JEE Main 2021 exam dates along with registration dates, admit card download date, answer key release dates, result announcement dates, and counselling dates has been updated on this page. Candidates can check the important dates of JEE Main 2021 for February session along with related dates from below:

JEE Main 2021 Dates for Multiple Sessions

Events Dates Salient Features
Application form availability 16-Dec-2020
  • Registration begins in online mode for February/March/April/May sessions.
  • There are several changes this year in the application process, fee payment, fee structure, etc.
Last date to apply for JEE Main 2021 16-Jan-2021


  • Candidates to ensure that filled in application forms are submitted online on the official website.
Payment of application fee last date 17-Jan-2021


  • Candidates have to pay the required fees and upload their signature and photograph within the given time period.
Image correction window available online 27-Jan-2021 to 30-Jan-2021
  • Candidates can correct images uploaded in the application form during this facility.
  • Candidates can correct their uploaded images from the official website by entering application number and password
Application correction window 27-Jan-2021 to 30-Jan-2021
  • Application correction is available on the official website
  • Application correction is a one-time process.
  • Candidates can correct mistakes in the application form during the prescribed period.
  • All the details except the exam cities in the filled-in JEE Mains application form can be modified.
Issuance of admit card 11-Feb-2021
  • Admit card is available online for download on the official JEE Main website
  • Candidates can download JEE Main admit card 2021 from the three links by entering their application number and date of birth
  • Along with the admit card candidates must remember to carry a photo identity proof to the exam centre.
JEE Mains 2021 exam dates Session-1: 23-Feb-2021 to 26-Feb-2021

Session-2: 15-Mar-2021 to 18 Mar-2021

Session-3: 27-Apr-2021 to 30-Apr-2021

Session-4: 24-May-2021 to 28-May-2021

The exam will be conducted in two shifts on each day

  • Shift 1 – 9 am to 12 pm
  • Shift 2 – 3 pm to 6 pm (6:30 pm for BArch and BPlanning)
Release of response sheet and question paper February 2021
  • Candidates can view the answer keys and download question papers
  • If any candidate wants to challenge the answer keys they will be allowed to do so by paying Rs 200 per question
  • No amount will be refunded even if the answer is correct
Answer key release date February 2021
  • NTA will publish the final answer keys of each question paper on the official website of the exam.
Declaration of result for February session by 07-Mar-2021
  • The result and scorecard can be downloaded from its official website.
  • Candidates will be able to check the result by entering the application number and password/date of birth.
Downloading of Scorecard February 2021 Candidates can download their scores from the links given on the official website for paper 1 and 2.

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

NTA has released the eligibility criteria for BTech, BArch and BPlan papers. Candidates must fulfil all the eligibility conditions to be eligible for JEE Mains. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2021 is as follows:

1. Age Criteria: There is no age limit for aspirants appearing in the JEE Main

2. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)

  • Candidates who have passed their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2019 or 2020 are eligible
  • Those who are appearing in their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2021 are also eligible to appear in January and April session
  • Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination before 2019 as well as those who will appear in such examination after 2021 are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2021.

3. Qualifying subjects: Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th /qualifying examination to be eligible

4. Qualifying marks

  • To appear in JEE Mains 2021, the minimum qualifying marks for admission to NITs, IIITs, SPAs and CFTIs have been scrapped
  • Candidates should be in the top 20 percentile in the Class 12 exam conducted by respective Boards
  • For reserved candidates, the minimum qualifying marks have been scrapped

5. Total attempts

  • A candidate is allowed to attempt the exam for three consecutive years
  • The number of attempts will be four in total a year from 2021

Reservation Criteria for JEE Main 2021

Category Reservation in Percentage (%)
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5
Other Backward Class (OBC) -NCL 27
Persons with Disability (PwD) 3

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