JEE Main 2021: Result (Out), Answer Key, Cutoff, Question Papers, JoSAA Counselling

Last updated on April 4th, 2022

JEE Main Result for phase 4 has been released on 15 September 2021. A total of 44 students got 100 percentile while 18 students secured AIR 1. JEE Main Final Answer Key will be released before result. JEE Main 2021 Cut Off will be released by JoSAA soon in the form of opening and closing ranks. However, to give candidates a brief about the cut off, last year’s cut off for the candidates belonging to the reserved categories ranged from 39 – 72, and for the candidates belonging to the General category the cut off stood at 90.3. JoSAA Counselling Schedule will be released soon.

JEE Main Provisional Answer key for Paper 1 has been released by the NTA. Candidates can challenge the answer key till 8 September 2021 (Up to 11:00 AM). JEE Main 2021 Phase 4 has concluded from 26 August to 2 September.

Latest Updates on NTA JEE Main 2021

  • 10th September 2021: JEE Main 2021 Result has announced.
  • 7th September 2021: Provisional JEE Main Answer Key for Phase 4 released. 
  • 4th September 2021: IIT Kharagpur Released official brochure. JEE Advanced Registration starts from 11 September.
  • 26th August 2021: JEE Main Phase 4 Paper Analysis Available.
  • 6th August 2021: Results for the 3rd Phase have been released on 6th August.

JEE Main 2021 – Highlights

Particulars Details
Exam Name Joint Entrance Exam Mains (JEE Mains)
Mode of Exam Computer Based for: B.E./ B.Tech / B.Arch / B.Planning Pen and Paper based test for the drawing section in B.Arch
Exam Duration 3 hours for B.Tech / B.Arch / B.Plan
3.5 hours for B.Arch and B.Planning.
Exam frequency 4 times in a year in the following months: February, March, April, and May
Which Paper to be attempted Paper 1 for B.E./ B.Tech
Paper 2A for B.Arch Paper
Paper 2B for B.Planning
Total number of Questions Paper 1 (B.E./ B.Tech): 90
Paper 2A (B. Arch): 82
Paper 2B (B.Planning): 105
Total Marks Paper 1 (B.E./ B.Tech): 300
Paper 2A / 2B (B.Arch/ B.Planning):400
Marking Scheme +4 for each correct response
-1 for each incorrect response
No negative marks for unattempted questions
No negative marking for Non-MCQ questions
Languages in which Paper will be conducted English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu
Official website
Important Contacts NTA Telephone Number: 0120-6895200
NTA Email ID: and write at JEE (Main) Query Redressal System (QRS)
NTA Helpline number: 8178359845 / 8287471852 / 9650173668 / 9599676953 / 8287471852

JEE Main 2021 – Exam Dates

NTA released the official exam dates for JEE Main 2021 phase 4. The timeline of events of JEE Main for Phase 3 & 4 as per the latest notice is given below.

Events Dates
JEE Main Result (Session 3) August 6, 2021
JEE Main 2021 Application Form Open (Session 4) July 9 to 20, 2021, Reopened from Aug 9 -11, 2021
JEE Main Form Correction 2021 Open with registration window (Started From 9 August till 11 August)
JEE Main Admit Card Release (Session 4) 21 August 2021
JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates (Session 4) 26, 27 & 31, August 2021 and 1 & 2, September 2021 (Revised)
JEE Main Result (Session 4) 10 September (Tentative)

JEE Main Phase 4 Paper Analysis

JEE Main Paper Analysis for Phase 4 will be available here soon after the exam conducted.

JEE Main – Session 4 Shift I Shift II
August 26, 2021 Check Here Check Here
August 27, 2021 Check Here Check Here
August 31, 2021 Check Here Check Here
September 1, 2021 Check Here Check Here
September 2, 2021 Check Here Check Here

JEE Main Result 2021

NTA will releases the JEE Main Result 2021 for Phase 4 soon on official website. The JEE Main Result or Score Card must be downloaded from the official website only. Admissions to the NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, etc. is based on the All India Ranks (AIR) List as well as the Category-wise Rank List. The JEE Main 2021 Score Card will carry the following details:

  • JEE Main All India Rank
  • Category Rank
  • Total Score in NTA JEE Main 2021
  • NTA Score
  • Sectional Scores Secured in each paper
  • Overall Percentile
  • Sectional Percentile
  • Qualifying Cut Off for JEE Advanced 2021

Result for B.E/B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Plan will be release separately. Candidates appeared in two or more sessions, the better of the four score will be considered for the merit list.

How To Check JEE Main 2021 Result?

  • Visit official site of JEE Main,
  • Now search for “JEE Main NTA Score Paper 1” and click on it.
  • Choose the JEE Main 2021 session for which the candidates appeared.
  • Enter the required details such as Application Number and Date of Birth. A security pin might be asked as well.
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Verify and Download JEE Main scorecard.
  • Take the print out of the JEE Main Scorecard or save it as PDF for future correspondence.

JEE Main 2021 Cut Off (Expected)

The JEE Main Joint Admission Board (JAB) releases the JEE Main Cut Off scores required to seek admission into B.E./BTech and B.Arch/B. Planning programs through the JoSAA Counselling. JEE Main 2020 Cut Off (Qualifying) for Paper 1 is indicated in the table provided below. This can be interpreted as the expected cut off for 2021-

Category Qualifying Percentile (Paper 1)
General – CRL 90.3765335
OBC – NCL 72.8887969
Scheduled Caste 50.1760245
Scheduled Tribe 39.0696101
PwD 0.0618524
Gen-EWS 70.2435518
  • All participating institutes that do not use the Centralized Seat Allocation Process of JAB prepared their merit list based on JEE Main 2021 performance and other parameters as decided by them.
  • NTA will use percentile score and Normalization Procedure this time to rank the candidates after compiling the JEE result of all sessions.
  • This is to ensure balanced competition among candidates appearing for JEE Main 2021.

JEE Main 2020 Cut Off

JEE Main 2021 Answer Keys

NTA hosts the official answer keys for all three papers of JEE Main along with individual candidate’s responses for a short period on the official website. Candidates can check their responses against the provisional JEE Main 2021 Answer Key and draw an estimate of their score in the JEE exam.

  • The final JEE Main Answer Keys 2021 for session 4 will be released soon. Candidates will be able to challenge the provisional answer key only.
  • The final result of JEE Main 2021 is based on the revised or final JEE Main 2021 Answer Key.

How To Download JEE Main 2021 Answer Key?

Students can easily check the JEE Main 2021 Answer Key and their Response Sheets by visiting the official website. For getting the answer key, students need to follow the given steps-

  • Open the official website of JEE Main 2021.
  • Click on the “View Answer Key and Question Paper” link.
  • Students will be redirected to the JEE Main 2021 Login page.
  • Enter application number, password or date of birth, and then click on Submit.
  • The response sheet and answer key will appear on the screen
  • After that students can cross-check the answer with correct option ID

Students are suggested to download and take the print of the JEE Main 2021 answer key and responses for future reference if required.

Challenging JEE Main 2021 Answer Key

If according to the student, the answer marked in the first JEE Main 2021 answer key is not correct, then he/she can challenge that particular answer in the JEE Main 2021 Answer key. Applicants can challenge the answer key through online mode only along with the relevant proof. To raise the objection, students need to pay an objection fee of INR 200/- for each question. Steps to submit objection related to JEE Main 2021 Answer Key is as follows:

  • Open the JEE Main 2021 Login page i.e. official website.
  • Click on “Challenge answer key”
  • A new page will open with list of questions, correct answer (as per NTA) and option IDs to choose from.
  • Select the correct option ID for the respective question from the list of questions provided.
  • After selecting all the questions for the challenge, pay the required fee.

Note: The fee is non-refundable under any circumstance.

JoSAA Cut Off Ranks 2021

JoSAA 2021 Cut off ranks will be released post JEE Advanced Result. Candidates can check the JoSAA 2020 cut off ranks (Opening and Closing) of various rounds of counselling for participating institutes such as – IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.

JoSAA Counselling Rounds IITs Cut Off (OR-CR) NITs Cut Off (OR-CR) IIITs Cut Off (OR-CR) GFTIs Cut Off (OR-CR)
Round 1 Download Download Download Download
Round 2 Download Download Download Download
Round 3 Download Download Download Download
Round 4 Download Download Download Download
Round 5 Download Download Download Download
Round 6 Download Download Download Download


  • ‘P’ in IITs cut off ranks denote Preparatory Course Allotment.
  • IIEST Shibpur rankings are available with NITs opening and closing ranks.

Low Score in JEE Main?

If you do not end up getting the desired rank, these are the top colleges available for B.Tech admission.

Institute’s Name Admission Criteria Seats Availability (approx.)
BITS Pilani BITSAT 800
VIT University VITEEE 3,570
BMSCE Bangalore BMSCE Entrance Exam 970
MIT Pune MHT CET 540
CEAU Guindy TNEA  –
MIT Karnataka MU OET 6,520
NSIT Delhi DTU Entrance Exam 775
SRM University SRMJEEE 10,200
R.V. College of Engineering KEA CET, COMEDK 1,080

JEE Main Session 3 Toppers List

17 students have scored a whopping 100%tile in the 3rd session whose results have been declared today (6th August). You can check the list here along with the states from where they belong to:

Candidate’s Name State

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern (Updated)

The major highlights of the JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern are tabulated here. NTA has revised the number of questions in Paper 1 to 90, out of which 75 are to be attempted. The new scheme of examination is as given below-

Specifications/ Course B.E./B.Tech B.Arch B.Planning
Question Type MCQs + Numerical Value Drawing + MCQs + Numerical Value Planning + MCQs + Numerical Value
Mode of Exam Online Offline and Online Online
Total Questions 90 82 105
Sections Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Planning Based Question
Questions in Each Section 20 – MCQs
10 – Numerical
50 – Aptitude test
25 – Mathematics
2 – Drawing Test
50 – Aptitude test
25 – Mathematics
25 – Planning
Shifts 9 AM – 12 PM
3PM – 6 PM
9 AM – 12 PM
3PM – 6 PM
3 PM – 6 PM
Total Marks 300 400 400
Marking Scheme for MCQ +4 for correct answer
-1 for incorrect answer
Marking Scheme for Numerical value +4 for correct answer
NO negative marks for incorrect answer or unanswered questions

New Exam Languages Incorporated in JEE Main 2021

In accordance with the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP), NTA will also provide the JEE Main 2021 in multiple regional languages as given below-

S. No. Language Exam Centres
1. English All Examination Centres
2. Hindi All Exam Centres in India
3. English and Assamese Exam Centres in Assam
4. English and Bengali Exam Centres in West Bengal, Tripura and Andaman & Nicobar Island
5. English and Gujarati Exam Centres in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
6. English and Kannada Exam Centres in Karnataka
7. English and Marathi Exam Centres in Maharashtra
8. English and Malayalam Exam Centres in Kerala and Lakshadweep
9. English and Odia Exam Centres in Odisha
10. English and Punjabi Exam Centres in Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi
11. English and Tamil Exam Centres in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Island
12. English and Telugu Exam Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
13. English and Urdu All Exam Centres in India

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 1 (B.Tech/B.E.)

  • Paper-1 of JEE Main 2021 is conducted for admissions to undergraduate engineering courses.
  • As per the recent changes in JEE Main 2021, the exam will be a Computer-Based Test and will be conducted in Online Mode only.
  • JEE Main Paper 1 will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects only.
  • There will be a total of 75 Questions including 5 numerical value questions and 20 Multiple Choice Questions from each subject.
  • The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes (3 hours)
  • The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi. However, as per new languages, candidates can choose the language, according to their vicinity.

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 2A (B.Arch)

  • JEE Main 2021 Paper 2A will be conducted for admission to undergraduate architecture courses (B.Arch).
  • Paper 2A will be a Computer Based Test as well as Pen Paper Based Test, testing a candidate’s aptitude in the field of Mathematics and Drawing Ability. Paper 2A will also have an aptitude section.
  • Drawing section will be conducted offline in pen and paper mode.
  • Candidates are required to take essential equipment/tools for the Drawing section as these tools will not be provided by the exam authority for JEE Main.
  • JEE Main Paper 2A will have a total of 77 questions
    • 50 questions from aptitude test,
    • 2 questions from drawing test and
    • 25 questions from mathematics.
  • Aptitude and Maths section questions will score 4 marks for each right answer. Drawing section is more value-based, with maximum marks up to 50 for each question.
  • The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes only.
  • The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi, as well as other new languages incorporated in the exam pattern.
  • Each correct question will carry 4 marks and two drawing questions will be of 50 marks each.
  • One mark will be deducted from the candidates’ total score for each incorrect response. No negative marking for Numerical Value Based Questions.

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 2B (B.Planning)

  • Paper 2B of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate planning courses in Architecture Colleges (B.Planning).
  • Paper 2B will also be a Computer Based Test, testing a candidate’s aptitude in the field of Mathematics and Planning ability.
  • The JEE Main Paper 2B will consist of a total of 100 questions (maximum of all JEE Main papers) which includes-
    • 50 questions for Aptitude test,
    • 25 questions for Planning test and
    • 25 questions from Mathematics.
  • Numerical Value-Based Questions will be asked here as well.
  • The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes.
  • The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi. Similar to other two papers, candidates get the option of other languages here as well.
  • Each correct answer will provide 4 marks.
  • One mark will be deducted from the candidates’ total score for each incorrect response. There will be no negative marking for Numerical Value-Based Questions.

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main 2021 Eligibility is what decides if a candidate has all the required qualifications to take the JEE Main Exam. Unable to meet the criteria, your candidature can be cancelled at any moment before joining a college. To sum up, the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria is based on the following parameters-

  • Date of Birth/Age Limit
  • Qualifying Exam i.e. 10+2 or equivalent
  • Aggregate Marks scored in Qualifying Exam
  • Year of Passing the Qualifying Exam
  • Number of Attempts

Following is the Eligibility Criteria for the aspirants who wish to attempt the JEE Main exam in 2021:

Criteria Eligibility for Appearing in JEE Main Relaxation (for reserved categories)
Age limit No age limit No age limit
Minimum qualifying marks (for admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs, and CFTIs) 75% marks in aggregate 65% marks in aggregate
Year of passing class 12 Passing after 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021
Total number of attempts 3 (consecutive)

Note: Education Minister has announced that 75% eligibility criteria has been scrapped off for JEE Main 2021, similar to previous year. This decision has been taken with respect to COVID-19 pandemic and loss of classroom education due to the pandemic.

Important Points for JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

  • There is no age limit to be eligible for JEE Main 2021. But some IITs have an age limit to get admission.
  • Further, candidates who have passed 12th or equivalent exam in 2019, 2020 or appearing in 2021 are eligible.
  • Also, candidates must have passed 12th from a recognized central or state board.
  • Candidates who have passed 12th from NIOS must have studied a minimum of five subjects.
  • There are no criteria on pass percentage in the qualifying exam to write JEE Mains. Yet, for admissions into the IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, candidates need a certain score. In all, they need an aggregate score of 75% in the qualifying exam (65% for SC/ST/PwD categories).

Subjects required in 10+2

This criterion does not limit a candidate from appearing in JEE Main 2021. The participating colleges of JEE Main want these bucket of subjects in class 12th-

  • JEE Main Paper 1 – B.Tech/B.E.
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Anyone of subjects including Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or Technical Vocational Subject
  • JEE Main Paper 2 – B.Arch.
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
  • JEE Main Paper 3 – B.Planning
    • Mathematics

With this under consideration, it is evident that now B.E/B.Tech course does not need Chemistry as the main subject. Although, colleges might still consider this under admission criteria.

JEE Mains 2021 Application Form

Update: NTA has released the Information Brochure for JEE Main 2021. Check JEE Main 2021 Information Brochure JEE Main 2021 Application can be completed in the online mode via JEE Main 2021 Login page and can be accessed at the official website.

  • Also, candidates must have a valid email ID and an active mobile number for JEE Main 2021 Login and JEE Main 2021 Registration Form.
  • Candidates must keep their email ID and mobile phone number till the JEE Main and admission is over. Important information may be shared via email or SMS by the exam conducting authority.

Steps for JEE Main Registration 2021

The application process contains 7 steps to complete the JEE Main 2021 Application Form. They are:

  1. JEE Main 2021 Registration through Aadhar Number
  2. Fill the Online Application Form
  3. Verification of Mobile Number and Email ID
  4. Uploading of Images
  5. Fee Payment
  6. Printing of Acknowledgement Page

  • Candidates must ensure that all details entered in the JEE Main Application Form are correct as there is a very limited scope to make any correction/modification in the form after submission.
  • There is usually a short window for online correction or modification with a valid reason for specific sections in the form.

JEE Main 2021 Application Fee (Updated)

JEE Main Application Fee varies for categories as well as the choice of exam center and mode of exam. The fee details for JEE Main 2021 with all the combination of exams is tabulated below (INR):

Category Single Paper (INR) Two or Three Papers (INR) Single Paper (INR) Two or Three Papers (INR)
In India In India Outside India Outside India
General / OBC-NCL (Male) 650 1300 3000 6000
SC / ST / PwD / Female / Transgenders 325 650 1500 3000
  • Single Paper includes
    • B.Tech (Paper 1)
    • B.Arch (Paper 2A)
    • B.Planning (Paper 2B)
  • Two or Three Papers include
    • B.Tech + B.Arch
    • B.Tech + B.Planning
    • B.Arch + B.Planning
    • B.Tech + B.Arch + B.Planning

Updated Rules on JEE Main Registration Fee 2021

As the JEE Main 2021 session will have four sessions i.e. February, March, April and May 2021, NTA has provided some benefits in terms of refunds etc.

  • Candidates can apply for either 1 session or multiple sessions together while filling the online JEE Main Application Form 2021. Application Fee will be charged according to the choice.
  • Application Window will re-open for a short period after the results of February, March and April sessions. This will ensure aspirants are able to apply further as per their choice.
  • The Application Fee can be carried forward to the next session of JEE Main 2021.
  • NTA will also refund the paid fee for a session that the candidate does not wish to attend. Candidates can make this withdrawal request during the application process of that particular session only.
  • Option to change choice of cities will be provided in the Form Correction window.

JEE Main Admit Card 2021

NTA is going to release the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card about a week in advance from the JEE Main Session 3 dates. Candidates can download their admit card for JEE Main from the official website i.e. using Application Number and DOB.

  • “Important Instructions For Candidates” are provided at page 2 of JEE Main Admit Card.
  • “Advisory for Candidates Regarding COVID-19” is also provided in the Admit Card.
  • Undertaking printed on page 1 must be brought at the JEE Main Exam Centre on the day of the exam. Undertaking filled online must also be brought at the exam centre along with an Admit Card for JEE Main 2021.
  • Candidates must carry a valid ID proof along with JEE Main Admit Card at the exam centre.

Sample of Admit Card for JEE Main 2021

As shown below, a written undertaking has to be filled by the candidate. This undertaking must be submitted at the NTA JEE Main Exam Centre. The undertaking is for self-declaration from candidates on COVID-19.

Admit Card for JEE Main 2020
Sample of Admit Card for JEE Main

Download Admit Card using JEE Main Login

Admit Card for JEE Main can be downloaded using a combination of the following details-

  • JEE Main Application Number
  • Date of Birth of candidate

Admit card login page

Click on Submit and download JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

Steps for downloading JEE Main 2021 Admit Card are given below-

  • Visit the official site –
  • Click on “Download Admit Card” link
  • You will be asked to enter Application Number and Date of Birth. Enter Required Details.
  • Review all the details – Candidate’s Name, DOB, Father’s Name and Mother’ Name and click on ‘Download Your Admit Card’.
  • Download your Admit Card in PDF form and safely keep the PDF for future reference.
  • For the JEE exam centre, it must be printed on an A4 sheet.

Attributes of the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card

A lot of details will be provided in the JEE Mains Hall Ticket/Admit Card. Ensure all the details that are particularly important for exam purposes are correct. Thoroughly check the spelling errors as these are most common errors. Given below is a list of details provided in Admit Card for JEE Main 2021-

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Paper/Papers Chosen
  • Date of each Paper chosen
  • Time slot/Shift of each Paper Chosen
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Address of JEE Exam Center
  • Exam City
  • State Code of Eligibility
  • Category
  • Passport Size Photograph (as uploaded in the JEE Main application form)
  • Signature (as uploaded in the JEE Main application form)
  • Medium (Language) of Question Paper
  • General Instructions and Guideline for the JEE exam
  • JEE Exam Day Instructions for candidates

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 covers the syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics of CBSE class 11 and 12.

  • While the questions in JEE Main Paper 2 are largely based on Aptitude and Drawing along with some class 12 level Mathematics.
  • JEE Main Paper 3 consists of Planning based questions, Aptitude and Mathematics.
  • JEE Main Paper 3 has the most number of questions with a total of 100 questions to be solved in 3 hours

Students must check the syllabus for JEE Main 2021 for all three papers.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Centres

NTA allocates the JEE Main 2021 Exam Centers according to the 4 preferences provided by the aspirants in JEE Main Application Form. There are some important points regarding JEE Main Exam Centres and guidelines that candidates must follow amid COVID-19.

  • JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in CBT mode at 605 exam centres for B.E/B.Tech and 489 exam centres for B.Arch and B.Planning.
  • A total of 224 cities in India and 8 cities abroad have JEE Main Exam Centres.

Timings at JEE Main Exam Center

Activity First Shift Second Shift
Timing 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM
Duration of Exam 3 hours 3 hours
Entry in the Examination Center* 7.30 AM to 8.30 AM 1.30 PM to 2.30 PM
Entry in the Examination Hall/Room 7.30 AM to 8.45 AM 1.30 PM to 2.45 PM
Test Commences 9.00 AM 3.00 PM
Test Concludes 12.00 PM 6.00 PM

*Last entry closes half an hour before the JEE exam commences. This means that no candidate will be allowed to sit in the exam after 8.30 AM for First Shift and 2.30 PM for Second Shift.

JEE Main Marks vs Rank

Given below is a table depicting the range of marks vs the range of rank according to that particular score.

  • This data is based on a trend from previous year JEE results (of JEE Main Paper 1 only) and might not be accurate.
  • Due to recent changes in JEE Main 2021 exam pattern, the trend is shifting to a higher score for many candidates due to numerical value-based questions which do not have negative marking.
Score Range Rank Range
285 – 300 1 – 100
275 – 284 100 – 200
260 – 274 200 – 500
250 – 259 500 – 100
240 – 249 1000 – 1500
220 – 239 1500 – 3500
200 – 219 3500 – 6000
180 – 199 6000 – 9500
150 – 180 9500 – 15000
120 – 149 15000 – 35000
<120 More than 35000

Note: This data is based on trend analysis. Accuracy of this data is not guaranteed.

What Factors Can Change JEE Mains 2021 Cut Off?

The following factors play a crucial role in determining the JEE Main Cut Off every year-

  • A total number of candidates appeared for the exam – If the total number of candidates increases every year, the number of candidates scoring higher will increase as well. The JEE Main Cutoff will increase in this case.
  • Level of difficulty of the exam – JEE Main Cut Off for Counselling is majorly depending on the level of difficulty. This is why JEE Main Cutoff has decreased in recent years.
  • The number of available seats – Every year there are multiple intakes in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Government Funded Technical Institutions (GFTIs). If the number of colleges increase or decrease, or if the batch size is increased, compared to the number of applicants, JEE Main Cut Off will increase or decrease as well.
  • Overall performance of the candidate – If a large number of applicants perform very well in JEE Main, the cutoff is subject to increment.

JEE Main Cut Off Trends: 2016 to 2020

The JEE Main Cut Off decides your eligibility to appear in JEE Advanced 2021 which will further give you the chance to join the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

Category 2020 JEE Main Cut Off (%ile) 2019 JEE Main Cut Off 2018 JEE Main Cut Off 2017 JEE Main Cut Off 2016 JEE Main Cut Off
General 90.3765335 89 74 81 100
OBC-NCL 72.8887969 74 45 49 70
SC 50.1760245 54 29 32 52
ST 39.0696101 44 24 27 48

JEE Main 2021 Mock Test

MHRD and NTA have made several efforts to make the preparation smoother for engineering aspirants. JEE Main 2021 Mock Tests are live on the official site,

  • NTA will also upload video lectures from prominent faculty as part of the IIT-PAL video series.
  • These video lectures can also be accessed from Youtube and on mobile devices using ‘Swayam’ App.
  • The lectures are currently added for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.

How can you take the JEE Main Mock Test?

  1. The candidate needs to visit the official website of NTA to take the JEE Main Mock Test. Mock Test for JEE Main can now also be taken via home.
  2. Search for “Student” Tab. Click on it.
  3. Now, click on “Mock Test” which will take you to this link –
  4. Candidates would be asked to select the exam they are appearing for and the corresponding paper.
  5. Click on “Start Mock Test”.
  6. Candidates would not be asked for any credentials. After this, just click on login.
  7. At the beginning of the JEE Main Mock Tests, general instructions would be provided. The instructions would help the students to know the to-do’s in JEE Main Mock Tests.
  8. After making declarations on general instructions, click on “Proceed”.
  9. Question board on the right side of the screen would be depicting the status of the questions in the mock test. For different status, different colours are involved to show the answer status of each question.

What Do Different Colours in JEE Main 2021 Questions Mean?

There are specifically 5 ways a question can be depicted in an Online, Computer-Based Test. Below are the official instructions for questions from JEE Main Mock Test. These colours might be different in the actual exam.

  1. Grey – Unvisited/Not Checked
  2. Green – Answered
  3. Red – Visited but NOT answered
  4. Purple – Marked for REVIEW, and not yet answered
  5. Purple with green circle – Marked for REVIEW and answered

JEE Main Reservation Criteria

NTA assigns All India Rank to candidates as per their respective categories. They follow the Government of India directives on reservation criteria as mentioned below:

The benefit of reservation for admission into the NITs/IIITs and CFTIs are extended by the central category list published by the GOI. State Engineering colleges accepting JEE Main scores abide by the state reservation rules.

Institute Reservation Criteria
NIT (Other State Quota) 50% of the seats are reserved for the candidates who belong to all other states and Union Territories excluding Home State.
NIT (Home State Quota) 50%
Center/State Funded Technical Institutes Home Quota/State Quota/All India Quota
Government Funded Technical Institutes All India Quota
State Engineering Colleges All India Quota

How to claim reservation in JEE Main?

So, candidates can easily claim reservation in JEE Main. The candidate must enter the category he/she belongs to in the following manner-

  • The candidate must mention the reservation category in JEE Main 2021 Application Form.
  • During JEE Main Counselling, the candidate must submit proof and documents of reservation.
  • If a candidate cannot provide proof, reservation for applied category will be void. And, the candidate will be considered under the unreserved category for further process.
  • Candidates can apply under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category. This is valid for all candidates. Including, General category falling under the EWS criteria.

JEE Main 2021 Form Correction

The organizing authority of JEE Main 2021 provides a one-time facility for making corrections in certain fields of the JEE Main Application Form. An additional fee may be charged for making corrections in JEE Main 2021 Application Form. The JEE Main Correction Window is made available after the last date of submitting the application form.

NOTE: NTA is not going to open a form correction window for JEE Main April and May 2021 sessions due to limited time. Candidates are advised to fill every form particular carefully before proceeding.

The corrections made after the end date are not considered. The JEE Main Form Correction facility is just like filling the JEE Mains 2021 Registration Form again. Every detail can be changed/edited except for the mode of exam.

Details that can be corrected in JEE Main Correction Facility

Candidates can edit the following details in their JEE Main Application Form 2021 for various sessions-

  • Candidate’s Name (as per class 10th mark-sheet)
  • Paper (change from Paper 1 to Paper 2 or vice versa)
  • Aadhar Number: Unlike last year, the Aadhar number can be updated.
  • Date of Birth (as per class 10th mark-sheet)
  • Communication Address
  • Permanent Address
  • Contact Number
  • Photograph and Signature

JEE Main Form Correction Fee

There is no fee required for making corrections in the JEE Main Application Form, except for the changes given below-

  • If a candidate is changing category, he/she will be required to pay as per the change in category. For example, if a candidate changes category from SC/ST to General, the additional fee will have to be paid.
  • If a candidate is changing exam city to a foreign exam center preference, then the additional fee will be required to be paid.

In case a candidate is making any changes where the JEE Main Application Fee is reduced, there are no refunds for such changes. For example, no refund will be provided for changing the category from General to SC/ST/OBC/PwD.

JEE Main Counselling 2021

The centralized counselling process for JEE Main 2020 has concluded for IITs and other engineering colleges. Seat Allocation in the institutes participating in the centralized process will be based on AIR and candidate preferences for branch and institute. JEE Main Counselling will be done at four levels in online mode:

  • Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA): IITs, IIITs, NITs, IIEST Shibpur and other Government Funded Technical Institutes.
  • CSAB Special Rounds: For NIT+ system colleges, if seats left vacant after JoSAA Counselling.
  • CSAB-NEUT: AICTE approved institutes in North-East States & UTs.
  • CSAB-SFTI: Counselling for 17 Self-funded Technical Institutes.

Difference Between JoSAA and CSAB

Initially, the counselling for AIEEE (now JEE Main) was conducted by CCB or Central Counselling Board. With structure of exams changing from 2013, to JEE Main and JEE Advanced, CCB was also renamed CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board).

  • But from 2015-16, JoSAA or Joint Seat Allocation Authority was setup to conduct the joint counselling for IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. This was done in order to keep the process simple for students who appeared for both JEE Mains and JEE Advanced.
  • Currently, CSAB handles counselling for few specific types – CSAB NEUT and CSAB Special Rounds. CSAB Special Round counselling is conducted only when there are vacant seats after all rounds of JoSAA Counselling are completed.

Seat Acceptance Procedure

  1. Payment of Fees and Seat Acceptance: After the seat allotment, candidates will have to choose one of the following options:
    • Freeze: Candidates who are satisfied with the allotted seat and course and do not wish to participate in the JEE Main Counselling process any further, may choose this option.
    • Float: Those candidates who want to keep the allotted seat but also wish to upgrade their seat (or course), may choose this option. This will take you for further rounds of JEE Main Counselling 2020.
    • Slide: Those candidates who wish to keep the allotted seat in the same institute/college but would like to upgrade the course to a higher-ranked course can choose this option.
    • Withdraw: Candidates who have been allotted a seat under a course of preferred college but now do not want admission can withdraw their seat by informing the same to the institute before the last date of seat allotment.
  2. Document Verification: The documents have to be verified during the reporting at colleges. This can be conducted uploading and reporting online.
  3. Final Reporting: After the verification of documents, candidates will have to report to the allotted institute and they will have to pay the balance fee as per the college course rules. In case a candidate does not report at college till the last date, the seat will be cancelled.

JEE Main Seat Matrix 2021 (Updated)

A total of 110 colleges (23 IITs, 26 IIITs, 29 GFTIs, 31 NITs, IIEST) participated in JoSAA Counselling of JEE Main. Data given below in the table provides the seat matrix for various types of government institutions. This data is compiled for all courses under various colleges including B.E/BTech, B.Arch and B.Planning.

Category IITs NITs IIITs GFTIs Total Seats
Open 6206 9150 2273 2674 20303
Open-PWD 328 465 103 136 1032
General-EWS 1502 2037 483 514 4536
General-EWS-PWD 71 123 25 23 242
SC 2291 3311 793 754 7149
SC-PWD 116 180 47 41 384
ST 1152 1991 400 435 3978
ST-PWD 58 123 17 20 218
OBC 4126 5824 1431 959 12340
OBC-PWD 203 302 71 40 616
Total Seats 16053 23506 5643 5596 50798

Please do note that this data is subject to change depending on the seat matrix provided by various colleges.

JEE Main Important Topics

As the JEE Mains exam is coming closer, it is very important to know the JEE Main Important Topics that you must prepare thoroughly to provide a good base for a good score. We have provided a list of subject-wise topics that are important for the JEE Main Exam (Paper 1 only). It is advised to read the whole article about important topics to understand segregation more deeply.

IIT-JEE Main Important Topics for Physics

Physics section of JEE Main includes more than 21 chapters and some of the most important chapters are given below-

Important Topics JEE Main 2021 Weightage
Oscillations And Waves 10%
Rotational Motion 6%
Electrostatics 8%
Atoms And Nuclei 5%
Current Electricity 7%
Laws of Motion 5%
Magnetic effect of Current and Magnetism 9%

IIT-JEE Main Important Topics for Chemistry

Chemistry section of JEE Main comprises 30 chapters. These are further divided into three – Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. The number of chapters in Chemistry is very large which makes it comparatively harder to score. It is often seen that students attempt the easiest questions of Chemistry wrongly. Given below are some most important chapters of JEE Main Chemistry. Do note that segregation according to 3 subheads is not given-

Important Topics JEE Main 2021 Weightage
Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry 9%
Carbohydrates, Amino Acids, and Polymers 7%
Periodic Table and Representative elements 6%
General Organic Chemistry 6%
Chemical Bonding 6%
Atomic Structure 5%

IIT-JEE Main Important Topics for Mathematics

Mathematics section is probably the most scoring section of JEE Mains. Students do not have to write the steps or solve the complete question as required in board exams. This requires conceptual knowledge along with good calculation skills. There are around 25 chapters in JEE Main Mathematics syllabus. Out of these, the most important ones are given below-

Important Topics JEE Main 2021 Weightage
Integration 20%
Differentiation 10%
Coordinate Geometry 12%
Trigonometry 7%
Integral Calculus 12%
Differential Equations 7%

All topics of Calculus are deemed highly important for the JEE Main 2021. These topics create a base for further study of engineering and require a lot of dedication from students. Prepare all these topics with complete dedication.

Best Books for JEE Main 2021

Given below are some best books that will help students strategise their study pattern and subject-wise concepts for JEE Main 2021. The maximum amount of practice is required and that is what these refreshers engage you in. Check out these subject-wise lists provided below-


The Physics section of JEE Main consists of both theory and numerical questions. A student must be prepared with both types of questions. This can be done only by learning topics conceptually. Although, mugging up the topics is not a good idea it is suggested for a few things such as formulae. Below is a table of books and it’s usage.

Book And Author Usage
Concepts of Physics (Vol. 1 and 2) by H.C Verma Questions from all chapters. Topic-wise exercises.
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker Good explanation of all topics
Understanding Physics by D C Pandey (Arihant Publications): Set of books for Electricity & Magnetism Mechanics (Vol. 1 & 2) Optics & Modern Physics Waves & Thermodynamics Relevant explanations and deduction of answers. Large question sets.
Problems in General Physics by I E Irodov Large number of questions for practice
Understanding Physics by Freedman and Young Theoretical explanation of major topics


Chemistry is often considered easy due to the limited number of practical questions and major topics on theoretical knowledge. But, if devised properly, questions from chemistry can be toughest of all the 3 sections. So, given below are books that will help in both theory as well as numericals of Chemistry section in JEE Mains.

Book And Author Usage
NCERT Textbook (Class XI and XII) Practice. Weightage of NCERT questions is high.
Organic Chemistry by O P Tandon Clear description of major topics
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee Practising Physical Chemistry Numerical Questions
Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd Practice of advanced level organic chemistry
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee Topic explanation with useful numerical examples in Inorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins Practising advanced level Physical Chemistry
Concept of Physical Chemistry by P Bahadur Theory and numericals of Physical chemistry


Mathematics is hard and interesting at the same time. Students can stretch their JEE Main score with the help of this section if their preparation is done properly. Mathematics has a straightforward approach towards questions and thus it can be quick to solve. If solving practical questions, it is often difficult to understand the question rather than solving it. Given below are some books that will help students excel their preparations-

Book And Author Usage
Objective Mathematics by R D Sharma Practising every topic
Plane Trigonometry by S L Loney Focuses on Trigonometry
The Elements of Coordinate Geometry by S L Loney Questions on Coordinate Geometry
Algebra by Dr S K Goyal Arihant Publications Algebra basics and advanced numericals
Play with Graphs by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications) Solving questions using graphs
Differential Calculus by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications) Practice maximum questions on Differentiation
Integral Calculus by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications) Practical as well as Numerical Questions on Integration
Complete Mathematics for JEE Main TMH Description of major topics

Aptitude and Drawing

Although these two sections are different, they can be prepared using compiled books available in the market specifically for JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch) exam. The same books are also used for the preparation of the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA). Given below is a list of best books for Aptitude and Drawing.

Books and Author Usage
A Complete Self-Guide for BArch Entrance Examination – P.K. Mishra (Arihant) Prepare for – Analytical Reasoning Architecture Aptitude Drawing Aptitude Mathematics
Steps to Architecture (NATA) B.Arch. Entrance Exam – Nimish Madan History of Architecture in India Architecture Glossary Availability of required Drawings and Sketches Previous Year Papers
B.Arch/NATA/JEE Main – Offline Drawing Test – Nimish Madan Explanatory 2D and 3D images, solved and unsolved sample papers
Complete Architecture Entrance Guide – Ashok Goel and Arjun Kamal Architectural awareness and aptitude, Large question bank

JEE Main 2021 Participating Colleges

More than 100 colleges take part in the counselling process of JEE Main. In order to score admission in top IIT courses, candidates need to clear JEE Advanced 2021 as well. But before that, candidates need to get a rank in the top 2,50,000 qualifiers of the JEE Main exam to be eligible for the JEE Advanced 2021.

  • But maybe it is good to have contingencies, and that is why it would be considered a smart move if you have knowledge of good institutes other than just the IITs.
  • There are many private as well as government-funded institutes that provide admissions based on the JEE Main scores.
  • Various institutes like NITs, IITs, IIITs, GFTIs and major state-funded colleges allot their seats on the basis of JEE Main scores.
  • Now, seats in many private colleges are also filled using the scores of JEE Main only.
  • Although there are a few colleges such as BITS Pilani which conduct their own exam (BITSAT) for admissions to their top courses.

Candidates are advised to check the JoSAA Counselling process to ensure that they do not commit any mistakes.

Top Engineering Colleges

Now that the JEE Main 2021 is coming closer, students are getting prepared for admissions to top engineering colleges in India. Students still prefer engineering in higher education due to its vast scope in the global industry.

  • As per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020, Engineering Rankings, 9 IITs and 1 NIT rank in top 10 colleges.
  • This year also, IIT Madras has topped the first position, with IIT Delhi on 2nd and IIT Bombay on 3rd.
  • NIT Tiruchirappalli is the only NIT to rank under top 10 colleges. It is at 9th position this year.

Given below is the list of top 10 engineering colleges as per NIRF 2020-

NIRF Ranking Institute Annual Fees for BTech (INR)
1 Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 75,200
2 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 2,25,000
3 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 2,11,500
4 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 2,14,000
5 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 82,000
6 Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 2,21,700
7 Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati 2,19,350
8 Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad 2,25,200
9 National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 1,62,000
10 Indian Institute of Technology, Indore 2,43,000

National Institues of Technology (NITs)

India has a total of 31 NITs, all of them categorised as autonomous public institutes. Out of these 31 NITs, 11 institutes have recently been established with NIT Andhra Pradesh being the latest established in 2016.

The best engineering colleges that a student can get barely on the basis of JEE Main Scores are National Institutes of Technology (NITs). To get admission into IITs, students must qualify JEE Advanced 2021 which is going to be conducted around a month after JEE Main 2021.

  • All the NITs have a 50% home state quota meaning 50% of the total seats are reserved for students with state domicile where the NIT is located.
  • Admission to NITs now only requires candidates to clear 10+2 with a passing certificate. CSAB scrabbed eligibility of 75% minimum aggregate.

Given below is a list of all NITs in the country-

Name of NIT NIRF Rankings B.Tech Seats
NIT Allahabad (MNNIT), 1961 48 878
NIT Bhopal (MANIT), 1960 55 868
NIT Calicut (NITC), 1961 50 909
NIT Hamirpur (NITH), 1986 64 522
NIT Jaipur (MNIT), 1963 52 677
NIT Jalandhar (NITJ), 1987 74 807
NIT Jamshedpur (NITJSR), 1960 Not Ranked 657
NIT Kurukshetra (NITKKR), 1963 43 862
NIT Nagpur (VNIT), 1960 31 871
NIT Rourkela (NITRKL), 1961 15 747
NIT Silchar (NITS), 1967 57 688
NIT Karnataka (NITK), 1960 21 782
NIT Warangal (NITW), 1959 25 817
NIT Durgapur (NITDGP), 1960 47 700
NIT Srinagar (NITSRI), 1960 67 672
NIT Surat (SVNIT), 1961 61 719
NIT Trichy (NITT), 1964 11 785
NIT Patna (NITP), 1886 Not Ranked 582
NIT Raipur (NITRR), 1956 81 913
NIT Agartala (NITA), 1965 92 797
NIT Arunachal Pradesh (NITAP), 2010 Not Ranked 190
NIT Delhi (NITD), 2010 92 182
NIT Goa (NITG), 2010 76 150
NIT Manipur (NITMN), 2010 Not Ranked 180
NIT Meghalaya (NITM), 2010 98 152
NIT Mizoram (NITMZ), 2010 Not Ranked 150
NIT Nagaland (NITN), 2010 Not Ranked 180
NIT Puducherry (NITPY), 2010 Not Ranked 245
NIT Sikkim (NITSKM), 2010 Not Ranked 204
NIT Uttarakhand (NITUK), 2010 Not Ranked 150
NIT Andhra Pradesh (NITANP), 2015 Not Ranked 487

Some of the major courses offered at NITs and IITs, which have decent cut off ranks with readily available seat at tier 2 colleges, are given below-

  • Mechanical Engineering (B.Tech)
  • Electrical Engineering (B.Tech)
  • Aeronautical Engineering (B.Tech)
  • Civil Engineering (B.Tech)

Few modern B.Tech courses have been added to the list with top league institutes offering courses in Machine Learning, Data Science etc due to its huge and expanding scope.

Indian Institute Of Information Technology (IIITs)

The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) are also autonomous engineering institutions providing some of the best courses on engineering focused on Information Technology and Communication Studies.

  • IIITs, usually pronounced triple-IT, are popular among the students after IITs and NITs, with a good student track record.
  • There are a total of 25 IIITs in India. Under these 25 IIITs, 5 are listed as Institutes of National Importance.
  • These are established, funded and managed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • Around 4,000 seats are allotted by JoSAA from these colleges.

List of IIITs

Name of IIITs B.Tech Seats
PDSM IIITDM Jabalpur, Est in 2017 300
ABV IIIT Gwalior, Est in 1997 248
IIIT Allahabad, Est in 1999 300
IIITDM Kanchipuram, Est in 2007 420
IIIT Pune, Est in 2016 120
IIIT Guwahati, Est in 2013 200
IIIT Kota, Est in 2013 180
IIIT Sri City, Est in 2013 270
IIIT Vadodara, Est in 2013 200
IIIT Nagpur, Est in 2016 110
IIIT Kalyani, Est in 2014 130
IIIT Lucknow, Est in 2015 75
IIIT Dharwad, Est in 2015 180
IIIT Bhagalpur, Est in 2017 150
IIIT Bhopal, Est in 2017 180
IIIT Kottayam, Est in 2015 90
IIIT Ranchi, Est in 2016 120
IIIT Una, Est in 2014 160
IIIT Surat, Ent in 2017 120
IIIT Manipur, Est in 2015 100
IIITDM Kurnool, Est in 2015 120
IIIT Tiruchirapalli, Est in 2013 60
IIIT Sonepat, Est in 2014 90

Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)

Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) are another category of participating institutions which accept the score of JEE Main for the admission in B.Tech/B.E. courses. JoSAA conducts counselling process for GFTIs too, based on JEE Main scores. Students prefer these colleges after IITs, similarly to NITs. More than 9000 seats are allotted under GFTIs. Given below is a list of GFTIs

  1. Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
  2. National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Aurangabad, Maharashtra
  3. Assam University, Silchar, Assam
  4. Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal
  5. Mizoram University, Aizawl
  6. School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  7. Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management (IITRAM), Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  8. J.K. Institute of Applied Physics and Technology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
  9. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  10. Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh
  11. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
  12. School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada
  13. Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
  14. National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  15. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J&K
  16. International Institute of Information Technology, Naya Raipur
  17. International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar

Check JEE Main Cut Off for Top GFTIs

NTA Helpline JEE Main – Contact Details

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Contact No. : 0120-6895200


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Ques: What are the revised dates for the session 4 attempt of JEE Mains.

Last updated on August 7th, 2021

Ans: The revised dates for the session 4 for JEE Mains are as follows: August 27 to September 2, 2021.

Ques: Can a candidate apply for 2 consecutive sessions for the JEE Mains?

Last updated on August 7th, 2021

Ans: YES, candidates willing to apply for 2 sessions at a time can now be eligible for applying to both. However, candidates will have to pay the fees accordingly.

Ques: Is there any change in the paper patterns for JEE Mains?

Last updated on August 7th, 2021

Ans: YES, the paper patterns for all the Papers (1, 2A, and 2B) have been revised with effect from AY 2021. The revised pattern is as follows:

  • Paper 1 – 90 Questions
  • Paper 2A – 82 Questions
  • Paper 2B – 105 Questions.
Ques: What are the various types of Questions asked?

Last updated on August 7th, 2021

Ans: The Questions are broadly classified into 2 categories namely, MCQs and Numerical Value. There will be a negative marking scheme for all the MCQs, however, there is NO negative marking for Numerical Value type Questions.


Ques: What is a numerical type Ques?

Last updated on August 7th, 2021

Ans: The Numerical type Questions are the ones which will have a NUMBER as the answer for the Question which the candidate will have to enter. There will not be any negative marking for such types of Questions.

Ques: What can be the minimum score to secure a seat in a top NIT or IIT, is 92 %tile good enough?

Last updated on August 7th, 2021

Ans: 92%tile will be considered as a low score to secure a seat in the top NITs. However, the cut off for various streams and institutes might be varied depending upon the number of students seeking admissions in various rounds of the admission process.

Ques: Due to some time constraints, I mistakenly filled the form with an incorrect name. What do I need to do?

Last updated on August 7th, 2021

Ans: Candidates are given a last chance to edit the details (personal details ONLY) after all the procedures are finalised. After this last chance, candidates will not be allowed to make any further changes.

Kindly be attentive to any mails from the conducting body for the dates regarding the changing period.

Ques: I do not hold an Aadhar card, how canI apply for JEE Mains?

Last updated on August 7th, 2021

Ans: Candidates belonging to the states of J&K, Assam, Meghalaya will be allowed to fill the form with any of the Government approved identity proof such as: Passport, License, Bank account number, etc. 

Please note that these candidates will have to opt for a center in these states ONLY.

Ques: How can I challenge the Answer Key?

Last updated on August 7th, 2021

Ans: Candidates who are not satisfied with any of the Questions in the answer key can challenge the answer key with the link available at the time of viewing the answer key.

There will be a fee of INR 1000/- (non-refundable) per question that a candidate challenges. 

Ques: How can I prepare for JEE Mains with mock tests?

Last updated on August 7th, 2021

Ans: Candidates can give the mock tests available on the official website. These tests are available in the online mode and can also be downloaded. These tests will give an idea as to where the candidate stands in terms of preparation.

There are various mock series / test series which are provided by various institutes such as Allen, Aakash, resonance, etc.

Ques: Can I select my preferred slot for giving the JEE Mains?

Last updated on August 7th, 2021

Ans: NO, candidates will not be given the liberty to select the slot according to their preferences. It will be done by the NTA authorities ONLY.


Ques: Who conducts the counselling for the candidates who qualify JEE Mains?

Last updated on August 7th, 2021

Ans: Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will be conducting the counselling for the students who qualify JEE Mains.


Ques: What are some of the best books for the preparation for JEE Mains?

Last updated on August 7th, 2021

Ans: You may refer here for some of the best books for the preparation and even last minute revision notes.


    • ” Hi , Check this out – JEE Main Physics Preparation
      JEE Main Chemistry Preparation
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    • hi, if you have seen many ques. during practice they are change with values/datas. so in same way few ques. might repeat with different data set. otherwise NTA will prepare ques. from a vast source, so the chances are less.

    • Hi, if you qualify jee main exam and not jee advance then you will not get admission in IIT’s, but you can still appear in counselling wth your jee main score card .if your marks are good then will get admission in IIIT’s , NITs, GFTI’s.

    • Hi, after score 120 marks as SC category, you can get admission in NITs like NIT goa, NIT Warangal, NIT Delhi etc.

  1. i got 97.02 percentile in JEE March attempt – Open category.

    What will my ranking be after normalisation?

    Which college can i get for CSE and E & TC

    • Hey Arun, if you wish to take the April session too, you can apply for it as well. Do remeber that this session is only for B.Tech paper (Paper 1).

  2. This is a good website regards IIT JEE Main examination in India and related information. What is tentative examination date for IIT JEE Mains 2021? Please guide me.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Ram, the tentative JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates cannot be estimated as of now due to uncertainity amid the COVID-19 crisis and second wave. However, as per the rumours going on, we believe the JEE Main 2021 Session 3 might be conducted in August 2021. Session 4 might be conducted with a gap of 25 days.

    • Hi Dharamveer, The exam dates for JEE Main 2021 are in 4 sessions:-
      23 – 26th February 2021 (Session 1)
      15 – 18th March 2021 (Session 2)
      27 – 30th April 2021 (Session 3)
      24 – 28th May 2021 (Session 4)

  3. I’m getting a message that my image is not clear for 2nd time whereas I’ve got my admit card.

    • Hey, if you are getting such message, first ensure that the email is from NTA or verified source only. If the image in your admit card is not visible clearly, you might be required to contact NTA and update the image.

  4. I am unable to download my JEE Main Admit Card. Many say that NTA sends admit card on email. But I not received any mail. Can you please help?

    • Hi Jayesh, NTA does not send JEE Main Admit Card via email or post. Only you can download your admit card from the official website using application number and DOB. Contact NTA helpline number if you are unable to download your admit card.

    • Hi Arjun, NTA has recently announced that the Application Form for JEE Main 2021 May session will be out from 3rd May to 12th May 2021. You will be asked to choose your own exam date for JEE Main 2021 amid the clash with 12th board exams.

    • Hi Animesh Best Books you can refer are-Chemistry by J. D. Lee, Chemical Calculations by RC Mukherjee etc. Read more important preparation tips for Chemistry here

  5. Hello sir, my caste certificate is expired but I uploaded it in JEE Mains Application. Can I update it during JoSSA Counselling?

    • Hi Sameera, you must upload latest and valid documents only in order to avoid rejection in future. Contact NTA Helpline in this regard. During JEE Main 2021 Counselling, you will be asked for registration again. Please upload valid certificate if you wish to avail reservation in colleges via JEE Main 2021.

    • Hi Rakshit,the eligibility criterion of minimum marks in 12th boards (75%) have been scrapped for the year 2021, similar to 2020. This decision is likely taken due to COVID-19 pandemic as schools are still under lockdown and students are not able to avail proper classroom education which might hamper their overall scores in subjective exams.

    • Hi Sakshi, competition in JEE Main 2021 will be very tough as there are relaxations in various eligibility criteria. Even with 95 percentile, seats in NITs are tough to get. To get a suitable course at NIT, one must score about 97 percentile or above. However, you can check Top NITs Cut Off here.

    • Hi Tanvi, there is no reduction in JEE Main 2021 Syllabus. NTA has added Numerical-Based Questions in the Physics, Chemistry and Maths sections. Previously 5 compulsory questions were asked. But now 10 questions will be provided out of which 5 will have to attempted. This means out of a total of 30 Numerical questions, only 15 need to be attempted.

  6. Hello sir/mam, plz help me. My JEE Main 2021 application was rejected as my photo was incorrect. What should I do now?

    • Hi Nishit, In this case, we are sorry but you can only contact NTA Helpline through email or landline number. You can also fill JEE Main 2021 Application again when window re-opens after February, March and April session.

    • Hi Abhishekh,it will not be possible to change the details (such as name, mobile, email etc.) provided during registration for JEE Main 2021. However, you can register for JEE again using a different email and mobile number and fill the application form using the new registration.

    • Hi Bhawna, A statement has released by Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal stating that most of queries will be answered on 10 December.

    • Hi Shivani, The total number of marks required to obtain a certain percentile score cannot be predicted because of the factors such as, number of shifts, total number of candidates and the level of difficulty of the exam. But securing a score of 260 plus marks would be a safe score.

    • Hi Purshottam, JEE Main 2021 is delayed, now conducted in February and May session. Registration process will be delayed too.

    • Hi Mayra, “The list of document to be carried at Exam hall are:-

      JEE Main Admit card
      valid photo ID proof in original 
      one passport size photograph
      Candidates must carry the requested documents in support of class 12th or qualifying examination.
      A PwD certificate if applicable.”

    • Hi Khushi, “JEE Main Registration/Application Fee can be paid via:

      Debit Card
      Credit Card
      Net Banking
      Online Wallets”

    • Hi Mohit, JEE Main Registration Fee for NRI students is USD 50 for candidates from SAARC countries and USD 150 for Candidates from non SAARC countries