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JEE Main 2021 (February) Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

JEE Main 2021 (February)
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JEE Main 2021 (February) Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Joint Entrance Examination Main (February) 2021 or JEE Main (February) 2021 is the entrance examination for admission to B.E., B.Tech., B.Arch. and Bachelor of Planning. JEE Main (February) 2021 is conducted by National Testing Agency.

JEE Main (February) for the year 2021 has been announced by National Testing Agency and will be held from 23/02/2021 to 26/02/2021. The application forms will be available from 16/12/2020 till 24/01/2021. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes. It is being conducted in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujrati, Bengali, Urdu, Marathi and Malayalam languages. Admit card will be available from 11/02/2021. Result is expected to be announced on 08/03/2021.

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JEE Main 2021 (February) Conducting Body

National Testing Agency

JEE Main 2021 (February) Eligibility Criteria

                                  Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit:

  • For appearing in the JEE (Main) 2021, there is no age limit for the candidates. The  candidates who have passed the class 12 / equivalent examination in 2019, 2020, or appearing in 2021 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE (Main) 2021 examination. However, the candidates may be required to fulfil the age criteria of the Institute(s) in which they are desirous of taking admission.

Qualifying Examination:

  • Only those candidates who have passed Class 12 / equivalent examination in 2019, 2020  or 2021; or those who are appearing in Class 12 / equivalent examination in 2021, are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2021. 
  • Candidates who passed Class 12/equivalent examination in 2018 or before as well as  those who will appear in such examination in 2022 or later are not eligible to appear in  JEE (Main) 2021. 
  • Candidates must note that the IITs permit only two attempts for the JEE (Advanced), i.e.  a candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2020 or 2021, subject to the condition of not having been admitted at an IIT on an earlier occasion. Details may be obtained from the Information Brochure of the JEE (Advanced) 2021. Please see link: https://home.iitd.ac.in/news-jab.php https://jeeadv.ac.in/. 


  • In the case of Institutes run by the Central Government, the reservation would be  applicable as mentioned below:
    • 15% of the seats Scheduled Castes (SC) candidates
    • 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates
    •  27% seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)  candidates as per the Central List* 
    • 10% of the seats for General Economically Weaker Sections (General -  EWS) candidates 
    • Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability
    • Each category will have 5% reservations for the candidates with 40% or more disability as defined in Section 2 (r) and (zc) of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016.
    • In the case of the Institutes run/aided/recognized by State Governments, the reservation policy of the respective State Governments shall be applicable. 


    • The benefit of reservation for admission to NITs/IIITs and CFTIs shall be given only  to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective Central List published by the Government of India from time to time.
    • Other Backward Classes - Non-Creamy Layer (OBC–NCL) are as per the Central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website www.ncbc.nic.in Thus, the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column. State list OBC Candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General.

    JEE Main 2021 (February) Important Dates

    Events Start Date Last Date
    Application Form 16/12/2020 23/01/2021
    Application Form With Late Fee - 24/01/2021
    Application Form Correction 27/01/2021 30/01/2021
    Admit Card Release Date 11/02/2021 -
    JEE Main 2021 (February) Exam Date Online Dates
  • 23/02/2021  to  26/02/2021
  • Declaration of result 08/03/2021 -
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    JEE Main 2021 (February) Prospectus

    Link: View/Download

    More Information

    Timing of Examination: 

    First Shift9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (IST)
    Second Shift3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (IST)
    National Testing Agency had conducted JEE (Main) – 2021 (Session – 1) on 23, 24, 25, and 26
    February 2021. Due to a lockdown in Bahrain during those dates, the candidates could not appear
    in this examination. 
    PaperDates of
    of e-Admit
    of the
    JEE (Main) – 2021
    (for Bahrain only)
    Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech.)3 and 4
    August 2021
    29 July 2021
    To be
    JEE (Main)

    Paper 2A & 2B
    5 August 2021

    JEE Main 2021 (February) Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Fee payable for JEE Main 2021 (February)

               Course     CategoryType of
    In India
    (Fee in Rs.)
    Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech
    Paper 2A: B. Arch
    Paper 2B: B.Planning

    General / Gen-EWS /
    OBC (NCL)

    SC / ST / PwD




    Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech & Paper 2A: B. Arch
    Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech & Paper 2B: B. Planning
    Paper 1: B.E./B.Tech, Paper 2A: B. Arch &
    Paper 2B: B.Planning
    Paper 2A: B. Arch & Paper 2B: B.Planning

    General / GenEWS / OBC (NCL)

    SC / ST / PwD




    Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

    Application Form Filling Instructions


    Candidates have to apply for JEE Main 2021 (February) “Online” mode only. The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted

    Follow the following  steps to Apply Online: 

    • Step-1: Apply for Online Registration using your own Email Id and Mobile No.
    • Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application  Number. 
    • Step-3: Upload scanned images of: (i) the recent photograph (file size 10Kb – 200Kb) should  be either in colour or black & white with 80% face (without mask) visible including  ears against white background; (ii) candidate’s signature (file size: 4kb - 30kb); (iii)  duly verified result awaited attestation form (file size: 50kb to 500kb), (iv) category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) (file size: 50kb to 300KB), (v) PwD certificate (file size: 50kb to 300kb) in jpg/jpeg format. 
    • Step-4: Pay fee using SBI/Canara Bank/HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Paytm Payment Gateway  through Debit Card/Credit Card / Net Banking/UPI and keep proof of fee paid.

    Download, save and print a copy of the Confirmation Page of the Application Form (which would be downloadable only after successful remittance of fee) for future reference.

    All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate timings. The submission of Application of a candidate could be considered as successful and his/her candidature would be confirmed only on the successful transaction/receipt of the prescribed application fee from him/her.

    JEE Main 2021 (February) Syllabus

    Paper1: B.E./ B. Tech. in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode:

    SubjectSection ASection BMarks
    Total 90

    Each Subject will have two sections. Section A will be of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and  Section B will contain Questions whose answers are to be filled in as a numerical value. In Section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10. There will be no negative marking for Section B.

    Paper 2A (B. Arch): Mathematics (Part-I) and Aptitude Test (Part-II) in Computer Based Test (CBT)  mode only and Drawing Test (Part-III) in Pen & Paper Based (offline) mode, to be attempted on drawing sheet of A4 size.

    Mathematics (Part I)2010*100
    Aptitude Test (Part II)50
    Drawing Test (Part III)02
    Total 82

    20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have answers to be filled as a numerical value out of 10. There will be no negative marking for numerical value

    Paper 2B (B. Planning) Part-I: Mathematics, Part-II: Aptitude Test and Part-III: Planning Based Questions in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only

    Part-I: Mathematics2010100
    Part-II: Aptitude Test50
    Part-III: Planning Based
    Objective Type MCQs
    Total 105

    20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have answers to be filled as a numerical value out of 10. There will be no negative marking for numerical value.



    Paper 1 (B.E. / B.Tech.)


    Paper 2 (B. Arch. / B. Planning) (to be attempted in one sitting)

    Mathematics – Part I

    Aptitude Test – Part II 

    Drawing Test – Part III

    Syllabus Link: View/Download

    JEE Main 2021 (February) Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 11/02/2021

    Admit Card Download Url

    Link: View/Download

    JEE Main 2021 (February) Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 23/02/2021  to  26/02/2021

    Examination Day Instructions

    Guidelines to Candidates for Computer Based Test:

    • Candidates MUST bring the following documents on the day of examination at the test centre. Candidates who will not bring these will not be allowed to sit in the examination.
      • Print copy of Admit Card downloaded from NTA website
      • One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) should be  taken for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at Centre during the examination.
      • Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid, and non-expired) – School Identity Card/ PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/EAadhaar with photograph/ Ration Card with photograph/ 12th Class Board Admit Card with photograph/ Bank Passbook with Photograph.
      • PwD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer, if claiming the relaxation under PwD  category

      • Candidates are advised to report at the Examination Center well in time i.e. 2 hours before commencement of the examination.
      • Candidates should take their seat immediately after opening of the Examination Hall. If the candidates do not report in time due to any reason i.e. traffic jam, train/bus delay etc, they are likely to miss some of the general instructions to be announced in the Examination Rooms/Halls. The NTA shall not be responsible for any delay.
      • A seat indicating Roll Number will be allotted to each candidate. Candidates should find and sit on their allocated seat only in case of a candidate who changes room/hall or the seat on his/her own rather than the one allotted, the candidature shall be cancelled. No plea would be entertained in this regard.
      • The candidate should ensure that the question paper available on the computer is as per his/her opted subject indicated in the Admit Card. In case, the subject of question paper is other than his/her opted subject, the same may be brought to the notice of the Invigilator concerned.

      More Information

      The timing for downloading the Admit Card for subsequent Sessions of the exam will be announced on the NTA website (jeemain.nta.nic.in) 

      • Candidate may please note that Admit Cards will not be sent by post.
      • In no case, the duplicate Admit Card for Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2021 would be issued at the Examination Centres. 
      • Candidate must not mutilate the Admit Card or change any entry made therein.
      • Candidates are advised to preserve their Admit Cards in good condition for future reference. 
      •  No Admit Card shall be issued to the candidates whose Applications are found to be incomplete for any reasons (including indistinct/ doubtful photographs/unsigned  Applications) or who do not fulfil the eligibility criteria for the examination. 
      • Issue of Admit Cards, however, shall not necessarily mean acceptance of eligibility which shall be further scrutinized at subsequent stages of admission process.
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      JEE Main 2021 (February) Results

      Result Declaration08/03/2021

      More Information

      Display of Provisional Answer Keys

      01/03/2021 to 03/03/2021 (up to 05.00 PM)
      Final Answer Key On Which Result Compiled17.03.2021
      NTA Declares JEE (Main) - 2021 (February Session) NTA Scores for Paper 2A (B.Arch.)
      and Paper 2B (B.Planning) – Reg
      18th March 2021

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