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JEE Main 2021 Registration Fee (Revised)

Last updated on April 1st, 2021 at 06:17 pm

JEE had always remained among the most desired examinations for aspirants trying to enter top engineering colleges by cracking the examination with good ranks. JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 4 sessions in February, March, April and May 2021.

Latest Updates:

  • JEE Main registration form 2021 has been released on the official website of NTA. Apply Now for JEE Main 2021
  • JEE Main 2021 exam will be conducted from February 23 to 26, 2020.
  • It will be conducted in multiple shifts – February, March, April and May 2021.
  • JEE Main 2021 will be held in 13 languages.
  • The JEE Main exam pattern has also changed for 2021. Now, there will be 10 Numerical questions instead of 5, in each section. However, any 5 will only have to be attempted.
  • Candidates can apply for one session or more than one session of JEE Main and pay the fees accordingly.

There are several strides to follow before taking up the JEE main examination, application filling persists as a major process. JEE Main Application form filling is an assortment of the various procedures where JEE Main registration fee payment for the examination tops the list.


JEE Main Registrations 2021

The prerequisites for filling JEE Main Application Form are as follows

  • Academic details (mark sheet, transfer certificate, etc.) of class 10th and 12th.
  • Adhaar card is most advised as the enrolment number of the adhaar card is enough.
  • Candidates are instructed to have scanned images of passport/voter ID/any valid government ID.
  • A valid and currently functioning email ID and phone number are a must.

JEE Main January session has been postponed to February. Important dates to keep note of for JEE main examination taking place in the month of February 2021 are:

  • Application correction window: Any correction in the application such as personal details, academic details, scanned images can be corrected and rectified during the time period which will be notified by NTA soon.
  • Admit card: JEE Main Admit cards of candidates who have applied for February session are expected to be released during the 1st week of February.
  • Dates of examination: New dates for the JEE main examination are announced to be from 23rd February 2021 to 26th February 2021.
  • Results of the examination: The dates for JEE Main 2021 result will be notified on the NTA website soon.
Events Respective Dates
Application Form Filling Date 16th December 2020- 16th January 2021
Last Date for Payment of Registration Fee 17th January 2021
Application correction window 19th January – 21st January 2021
Release of admit card 1st week of February
New examination dates 23rd February 2021 to 26th February 2021
Results of the examination 1st week of March 2021 (tentative)


JEE Main 2021 Registration Fee – Summed Up

JEE Main 2021 Registration Fee

Centre opted by the candidate Number of Papers Appearing  Amount payable by the candidate
In India General, General-EWS, OBC and Male SC, ST, PWD, transgender & Female
Single paper 650 INR 325 INR
Two or Three Papers 1300 INR 650 INR
Outside India Single paper 3000 INR 1500 INR
Two or Three Papers 6000 INR 3000 INR

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Detailed JEE Main Registration Fee 2021 (Examination Centers in India)

JEE Main Registration fee details for the exam centers in India are as follows. Candidates must keep in mind that fees once paid will not be refunded. However, it can be carried forward to the next session of JEE Main 2021.

For General/OBC/Gen-EWS categories 

  • For a male candidate taking up only one paper such as BE/B.Tech or B.Arch or B.Planning, the payable amount is INR 650 whereas it is reduced to INR 325 for girls applying the form.
  • JEE Main registration fee for a male taking up more than one paper such as BE/B.Tech and B.Arch or BE/B Tech and B.Planning or BE/B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning or B.Arch and B.Planning is INR 1300 and for a girl registering for the same is INR 650.

For SC/ST/PWD/Transgender/Female categories

  • The registration fee for both female and male candidates taking up anyone paper such as BE/B. Tech or B.Arch or B.Planning is INR 325.
  • A candidate registering to take up more than one paper such as BE/B.Tech and B.Arch or BE/B.Tech and B.Arch or BE/B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning or B.Arch and B.Planning has to pay INR 650.


JEE Main Registration Fee in Detail for Centers in Countries Except for India

JEE Main Registration fee details for centers in countries except for India is mentioned in the section below

For General/OBC/EWS categories 

  • The JEE Main registration fee for a male candidate taking up any one exam from BE/B.Tech or B.Arch or B.Planning is INR 3000, whereas for a girl candidate it is reduced up to INR 1500.
  • For a male candidate applying to write more than one paper such as BE/B.Tech and B.Arch or B.Arch and B.Planning or BE, B.Arch and B.Planning, the registration fee is INR 6000, the fee for a girl applying for the same is INR 3000.

For SC/ST/PWD/Transgender/Female

  • The JEE Main registration fee for both male and female candidates taking up more than one paper is fixed to INR 1500.
  • For a candidate(male and female) taking up more for than one paper is INR 3000.

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JEE Main Registration Fee – Steps to follow before proceeding with the payment process: 

Step 1: Before starting with the payment process, candidates are advised to fill in their contact details, personal details and choose a password for themselves.

Step 2: Personal details that are needed to be filled by candidates are state code, nationality, annual income and occupation of parents, eligibility, preferred exam center, medium of question paper, etc.

Step 3: Uploading of scanned images of candidate’s recent passport-sized photo and signature.

Step 4: Start with the payment process.

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JEE Main Registration Fee – Mode of payment

  • A candidate applying for the exam exam can pay the JEE Main registration fee online since there’s no way possible to make use of offline mode.
  • A candidate can benefit from the online payment method and pay their registration fee by using a Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI.
  • The registration fee for the year 2021 is the same as 2020.

JEE Main – Common Service Centres (CSCs):

Aspirants from very remote area with no proper facilities at home and for those who are not so well-bred with the online process of filling, can take-up the helping centres set up by the ministry of electronics and Information Technology(Government of India

Candidates can take up the help of such centres with few varying accordingly, such as:

  • For a candidate preparing an email, uploading of scanned images, submission of the application form and taking a printout till the fee payment costs INR 55/+GST.
  • Candidates who strive to upload only scanned images will have to pay INR 10/+GST.
  • INR 0.5/+GST is the cost for candidates who use online payment services.
  • Downloading of admit card/ answer key/ OMR answer sheet will be charged INR 10/+GST.
  • Changes for Taking a printout of per page will be INR 5/+GST.

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Candidates are advised to select their preferred payment gateway for the payment of Registration fee among:

  1. SBI MOPS (debit card, credit card, net banking)
  2. Syndicate bank payment gateway (debit card, credit card, net banking)
  3. HDFC bank payment gateway (debit card, credit card, net banking)
  4. Paytm payment gateway.

JEE Main Registration Fee – Applied charges for transaction

There are certain charges levied while making payments online. Let us see the details for that.

Debit Card:

  • For candidates choosing ICICI bank as their payment gateway, he/she will be charged with 0% till INR 2000. In case, if the payment is above INR 2000, the candidate will be charged with 0.5% with inclusion of GST.
  • Candidates opting HDFC bank as their payment gateway, there would be no payment charges for the transaction below or above INR 2000/.
  • Syndicate bank detects no charge for transaction.
  • For a candidate choosing paytm mode, there would be no charge for below INR 2000/. Whereas, 0.8% with inclusion of GST will be charged for payments above INR 2000/.


Credit Card:

  • For candidates who have chosen ICICI, HDFC, syndicate bank or paytm in domestic, the charge would be 0.40% of fee + GST while state bank of India charges 0.80% of fee with added GST of minimum INR 11/.
  • For candidates preferring International cards, 2.35 % of transaction is being charged by ICICI and syndicate banks, no charge has been detected by HDFC bank, 3.50 % of fee + GST is being charged by SBI while 1.5% of fee with inclusion of GST by paytm.

Unified Payment Interface: 

  • For payment of JEE Main Registration fee INR 2000 using ICICI bank, the charge is 0% whereas 5% of fee would be charged for payments above INR 2000/.
  • No charge would be detected when the payment is done using a card of HDFC bank.
  • For payment of fee INR 2000 done using paytm, 0% change would be detected while 0.65% + GST would be detected for payments above INR 2000.

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How to track the status of online payment?

  • Once the candidate is done filling all the required details and payment details, he/she can go forward by clicking on the ‘payment’ option.
  • A confirmation text to the registered mobile number is expected if the payment is successful.
  • All the candidates are advised to download and take a print out of the confirmation page for future references.
  • In case, if the payment status has not been confirmed, the candidate will have to pay the fee again. However, the previously detected amount would be transacted to the respective account in the due date of next 7 days.


Junctures to remember before proceeding with the online payment of JEE Main Registration Fee

  • The validity of the debit/credit card is mandatory for the candidates to keep note of.
  • Candidates are advised to be ready with their cards used for registration before starting the process.
  • All requested details are crucial and compulsory for candidates to fill.
  • When the payment is done using net banking, candidates are solicited to check their balance and keep all the credentials ready.


Variation in the Registration Fee: Fee would vary accordingly based on-

  • Number of papers opted by the candidate.
  • Social category the candidate belonging to.
  • Gender/sex of the candidate.
  • Exam centres preferred(India/overseas)

Payment can be done by the candidate just while applying or later by logging in with the application details.


Q.When will JEE Main 2021 be conducted?

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 12:05 pm

Answer: the first session of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted from 23rd February 2021 to 26th February 2021.

Q.Is the registration fee different for different categories?

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Answer: Yes, the registration fee varies for different categories.

Q.When will the results for JEE Main 2021 be released?

Last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Answer: JEE Main 2021 results will be released in March 2021, 5 days after the last date of exam.

JEE Main B.Planning – Scope and Career

Last updated on March 31st, 2021 at 11:34 am

A student can go for two things after giving JEE Main. One is to go for JEE Advanced if you are amongst the top-ranking students who are qualified to appear. Another option is to apply for colleges and universities who take in admissions based on JEE Main Results in programmes like B.Tech, B.E, B.Sc, B.Arch and B.Planning Course.

There are a lot of Top Engineering and Architectural Colleges that students can choose after qualifying JEE Main. Courses like B.Tech, B.E, and B.Arch are only a few examples students can choose to apply for after JEE Main. From the numerous courses our country has to offer, B.Planning Course is one of the least opted courses by students after JEE Main.

  • But NTA has created a separate paper in JEE Main (Paper 3) for this course specifically.
  • Does it mean that the scope for Bachelor of Planning is increasing?
  • Does it mean more and more students want to go with this course?
  • Let us talk about the scope and career after choosing B.Planning Course.

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What is a B.Planning course?

B.Planning is the short form for Bachelor of Planning. It is a 4 years full-time undergraduate program. Moreover, it is a subject related to Architecture and Civil engineering. It involves professional planning, development and management. After the course you can seek jobs as a city planner, building planner, area planner etc. The course is divided into 8 semesters with subjects like Fundamentals of Urban and Regional Planning, Basic Architectural Design, Planning and Design Lab-I, Elements of Economics, Demography and urbanisation, Computer-Aided Design in Planning etc., over the course of 4 years.

Course Structure for B.Planning Course

Course Level Undergraduate
Number of Semesters 8
Exam type Per semester
Eligibility 10+2 with Maths
Fees/Semester 1-2 lakh
Entrance exams accepted JEE Main, NATA, UPSEE, JUEE, TANCET
Average Starting Salary INR 3-6 lakh
Job Positions Urban/Regional Planner, Town planner, interior designer, project manager
Further education Masters and PhD
Course Duration 4 years

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Scope of JEE Main B.Planning Course In Future

  • The B.Planning course has a lot of scope in aspects of education and career.
  • One can study up to PhD level in planning. Students can even go and study abroad in countries like the UK and USA for the same.
  • In India there are many colleges and universities that offer Masters Courses after graduating in B.Planning Course.
  • As for career options there are plenty of positions in private as well as government sectors.
  • Students can even get placements for international companies.

Top Colleges Accepting JEE Main Scores for B.Planning Course


Master of Planning Through JEE Main

  • M.Planning and various specialisations in M.Tech are offered by multiple planning schools and universities.
  • Students can opt for Dual Degree courses which includes a Masters Course from their desired college once they clear the JEE Main Cut Off for that college.
  • Some universities and institutions also offer specialisation programs for the same urban planning, regional planning, housing and infrastructure management, etc.
  • Their main aim is to impart education and training to town and country planning.
  • The course is of 4 semesters.

Specializations at Masters Level

Various specializations offered at the Master’s level are listed below:

  • Urban Planning
  • Regional Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Environmental Planning
  • Housing
  • City Planning
  • Infrastructure Planning


Colleges and Universities for Masters of Planning

Universities Courses offered
School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
  • Master of Planning (Housing)
  • Master of Planning (Transport Planning)
  • Master of Planning (Urban Planning
  • Master of Planning (Regional Planning)
  • Master of Planning (Environmental Planning)
School of Architecture & Planning, Anna University, Chennai Master of Town and Country Planning
Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore, Mysore Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad
  • Masters in Environmental Planning
  • Masters in Urban and Regional Planning
  • Masters in Housing
  • Masters in Urban Transport Planning and Management
  • Masters in infrastructure planning
  • Master of Planning (industrial Area planning and Management
  • Masters Of Rural Planning and Management
Guru Ramdas School of Planning, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab) Master in planning infrastructure
IIT Roorkee Master in urban and Rural planning
Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur University, Kolkata (West Bengal) Master of town and regional planning
Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University, Hyderabad (A.P) Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts Univ. (JNAFAU) Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal Master of Urban Planning and Development
Sardar VallabhBhai National Institute of Technology, Surat (Gujarat) Master of Town and Regional Planning
Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design, Bhaikaka Centre for Human Settlement, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Surat Master of Urban Planning
College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) Master of Planning (Housing)
Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (Rajasthan) Master of Planning
School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal (M.P.) Master of Planning
School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada (A.P.) Master of Urban and Regional Planning Master of Environmental Planning
Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Sonepat, (Haryana) Master of Urban and Rural Planning
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi (MESRA), Jharkhand Master of Urban Planning
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara (Gujarat) Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab Master of Planning
National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala Master of Planning
Guwahati College of Architecture and Planning Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Hindu College of Design, Architecture and Planning (HICDAP), Sonepat Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning
Amity University, Haryana Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Indubhai Parekh School of Architecture and Planning, Rajkot Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (West Bengal) Master of City Planning, Master of Regional Planning

One can also go for further studies after masters at Ph.D. level. But the courses and programs for the same are available outside India.


Career Opportunities after JEE Main B.Planning Course

  1. There are many career opportunities for B.Planning graduates.
  2. They work as planners and work in town and country planning.
  3. Graduates can get jobs in Public Sector, Private sector, Real Estate firms and International Companies too.
  4. The salary for the job roles is good too.
  5. It can range from 1lakh to 5 lakhs depending on the experience and role of an individual.
  6. During the course students can even take up internships and work on professional projects.

Related: Career Options After JEE Main

What is the work of Planners?

  • Develops projects based on budget, time, available resources
  • Create Vision For Community
  • Design Safer and Sustainable settlements
  • Research, design and develop programs
  • Ensures balance between land and community requirements.

Job Opportunities after B.Planning Course

  1. As mentioned above, there’s ton of opportunities for students with a B.Planning course degree.
  2. Of course, there’s a little hardship faced during the beginning stages of the career but once established, there’s good stability in life.
  3. Let us check some various profiles that students can look for after graduation in B.Planning course.


Town Planner

  • As per Times of India article, India needs 3 lakh town planners by 2031.
  • This is because of an increase in the number of urban towns and cities.
  • Town planning involves the management of water, waste and building.
  • The town planners plan a town or city as per the people need in a spacious and useful way.
  • One can become a town planner by pursuing a B.Planning course and a master’s degree in planning.
  • A town planning professional can get a salary up to 60,000 per month which can increase gradually based on experience.

Urban or Regional Planner

  • Urban planning involves technical development and political welfare of localities and its people.
  • There are numerous opportunities for B.Planning graduates across the globe.
  • Urban planners can get jobs in local and state government, private sector, real estate and even NGOs.
  • The jobs roles include as Urban Planner, Regional Planner, Planning Advisor and Urban Designer.
  • An Urban / Regional Planner can up to 4 lakh per annum or even more depending on the job and the company.
  • One can also be an independent contractor.

Planning Manager or Project Manager

  • In this role, you can act as a project and design planner.
  • A planner in this field ensures that the Architect projects are completed within the time frame with budgeting constraints and sufficient staff.
  • They require organisational skills, multitasking skills and problem-solving skills.
  • A student can specialize in Urban Planning and Project Management. Industries like information, construction, and the government offer such positions.
  • The salary of a project manager on average is USD 1,182k / per year depending on the company.

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Other Job Opportunities

  • Other opportunities include Interior Designer, Design Architect Projects, and Real Estate consultant.
  • A student can also go abroad to pursue higher education which can be up to PhD or work with international companies in various positions.
  • Given below are some foreign universities which can be a great boost to your Planning career.

Top Foreign Universities for B.Planning Course

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of North Carolina
  • Harvard University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Michigan

Prominent Recruiters for B.Planning Graduates

  • Some of the top recruiters for B.Planning graduates come from both public and private sectors and even NGOs.
  • Some of them are town and country planning organizations, Municipal Corporations like MCD, KMC, BMC, etc.
  • Other Public-Private ventures include the National Capital Region Planning Board, Metro Transport Corporations, Schools of Planning.
  • There are a few private organisations which offer planning services to clients all over the world.
  • Few of them are Tata Energy Research Institute, Ernest & Young, and Wilbur Smith Associates.
  • One can also work as a Chartered Planner after receiving a proper licence.


Why Choose JEE Main for entering into B.Planning Course?

  1. JEE Main B.Planning Exam (Paper 3) is the gateway to enter the league of top planners of the country.
  2. JEE Main Paper 3 scores are accepted in various colleges and universities (given below).
  3. Moreover, the kind of facilities provided in IITs is at par with Schools of Planning and Architecture of India.
  4. Once qualified from JEE Main, a candidate can go for JEE Advanced and then for the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT).
  5. This opens the opportunity to candidates for IITs, Schools of Planning and other top-tier colleges for B.Planning courses.
  6. However, students mostly prefer the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture).
  7. One thing that they do not consider is that JEE Main or AAT can be an additional opportunity.
  8. The difficulty level of JEE Main B.Planning Exam (Paper 3) is comparatively easy.
  9. This exam can be taken by Commerce students as well, who have chosen Mathematics as an additional subject at 10+2 level.

Eligibility for JEE Main B.Planning Exam (Paper 3)

Given below is the minimum eligibility criteria for B.Planning Exam of JEE Main-

  • 10+2 Qualified with Mathematics
  • 50% minimum score at Higher Secondary Level
  • IITs and SPA Delhi require at least 75% aggregate or top 20 percentile scores in respective board
  • Mathematics should be the main subject at 10+2 level
  • All Other Eligibility Criteria of JEE Main such as the number of attempts, age limit and accepted boards also apply.

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JEE Main 2021 B.Planning Syllabus

  1. Given below is the brief JEE Main B.Planning syllabus (Paper 3).
  2. The sections in Paper 3 are – Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning. Planning as a subject has limited learning in 11th and 12th.
  3. Therefore, it is suggested to use the best books for JEE Main exam and utilise the exam tips and tricks to get the best score.

Mathematics (Same as JEE Main B.Tech/B.Arch)

  • Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Complex Number and Quadratic Equation
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Permutations and Combination
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequences & series
  • Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
  • Integral Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Mathematical Reasoning

Related: JEE Main Detailed Mathematics Syllabus

Aptitude (Same as JEE Main B.Arch)

  • Awareness Of Persons, places, building, materials
  • Objects and texture related to Architecture and building environment
  • Visualising three- dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings
  • Visualising different sides of three-dimensional objects
  • Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, numerical, and Verbal)

Planning (Only for Paper 3)

  • Generation of Plans
  • General Knowledge about planned cities
  • Social Sciences, History of planned cities etc
  • Critical and Analytical Skills

Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2021 B.Planning

  1. Given below is the JEE Main B.Planning Exam Pattern in brief.
  2. JEE Main B.Planning (Paper 3) is the paper with highest marks i.e. 400.
  3. In contrast to JEE Main B.Arch Paper, this exam does not have a Drawing section with pen and paper mode.
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test (Online Mode)
Duration 3 hours
Number of Questions Asked 105
Number of Questions to be Attempted 100
Total Marks 400
Subjects Mathematics – 20 + 5 (Numerical value) Aptitude Test – 50 Planning Based – 25
Marking scheme +4 for correct answers, -1 for negative answers (No negative marking for numerical value questions)
Language English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu

*NTA also issues sample questions for the section on planning that students can solve. Students can check the JEE Main 2020 and other old Question Papers to get an idea of JEE Main B.Planning Exam Pattern in detail.

  • As we discussed in this article, B.Planning Course can kickstart your career once you build up experience in the field of planning.
  • The requirement of knowledgeable executives is very high due to the increasing demand.
  • Moreover, the Government of India started off its Smart City Plan with the help of multiple city planners only!
  • But for that, you’ll need an outstanding JEE Main Rank.
  • Work hard, practice JEE Main B.Planning Mock Tests as much as you can. All the best!


Ques.Is the B.Planning course easy?

Last updated on September 17th, 2020 at 11:08 am

Answer: B.Planning is more of a practical subject which requires a number of assignments and projects. Site visits are also a common part of the course. However, everything can be achieved with hard work.

Ques.Is JEE Main compulsory for getting admission in B.Planning course?

Last updated on September 17th, 2020 at 11:09 am

Answer: Yes, colleges offer admission according to the JEE Main Paper 3 score.

How Can You Make A Career Without JEE Main?

Last updated on December 29th, 2020 at 04:14 pm

After Class 12th board exams, IIT-JEE Main is the next big hurdle that most of you want to cross. The dream of completing your B.Tech in Engineering from an IIT has mesmerized you since forever. Even your parents have wanted to see you holding that IIT degree. Hours of dedicated study, sleepless nights, and lots of effort have been put to make this dream come true. And when you finally get that perfect qualifying score, your happiness knows no bounds.

What to do if a bright and confident aspirant does not make it into an IIT? Lose hope and sit back contemplating the purpose of life? Absolutely not! If not one of the 23 IITs, a student can surely get admissions in one of the 31 NITs or 25 IIITs or 28 GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutes). The yardstick for applying to NITs and IIITs are the same, 75% in aggregate in Class 12 examination. Standard of education in these institutes is on a par with an IIT.

Always remember the words of Mickey Rooney, “You always pass failure on your way to success.”


You should always keep the following points in your mind:

  • A degree from, say, NIT or IIIT will not slacken your capability. Employers look for logical, persistent, divergent thinking, talented candidates.
  • Many private institutes have seen placements going as high as 30 lacs per annum.
  • Scorecard is considered just for namesake. Being a non-IITian in no event makes you less worthy.
  • It does not deprive you of a hotshot career. Yes, you read that right! Still don’t believe us? Try reading some real-life examples below!

The Successful Non-IITians of India 

  • Satya Nadella:
    • Satya Nadella, the present CEO of the tech giant Microsoft, attended Manipal Institute of Technology (then part of Mangalore University) and not any IIT.
    • He completed his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering and then travelled to the US to study for a Masters in Computer Science.
    • Before holding the post of CEO, he was the Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group, that was responsible for developing and running the company’s computing platforms, developer tools, and cloud computing services.
  • Kalpana Chawla:
    • The first female of Indian origin to go to Space, Kalpana Chawla had failed the IIT-JEE exam.
    • She pursued a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College and then obtained a Masters of Science degree in the same from the University of Texas in the US.
    • Moreover, she joined NASA and later, flew on the Space Shuttle Columbia.
    • In the second mission, unfortunately, she lost her life in the tragic event known as the ‘Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster’.
  • Vinod Dham:
    • ‘Father of the Pentium Chip’, Vinod Dham was a graduate from Delhi College of Engineering with a Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical Engineering.
    • He also failed the JEE Exam.
    • Later, he moved to the US to study for a Masters in Physics (Solid State).
    • Dham is known for the development of the world-famous Pentium processor of the Intel Company.
    • He is also an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist.
  • Indra Nooyi (Chairperson of PepsiCo), Shiv Nadar (Founder and Chairman of HCL), Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry in 2009) and many others have made it big in spite of not being from an IIT. It all depends on the perspective.


Career Options Other Than EngineeringCareer Options Other Than Engineering

One must understand that engineering is not the only course that you can pursue after graduating from Science stream. Tons of other courses can set you towards a great career path. The scope and average income in these courses are sometimes even higher than what engineering offers. Candidates can get admission to these courses with 10+2 aggregate.

Let us take a look at various courses other than engineering-

Courses Details
B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering This is not a core engineering course. The scope of education spans from aircraft, satellites, spacecraft etc. Vast job opportunities in the public and private sector are present due to low competition.
Diploma in Nautical Science This one year course on Nautical Science can help you get admission in Indian Naval Institute work in the field of Naval Science, Port Operations, Weather Forecasting etc.
Bachelor of Design (Product) This course is for you if you are interested in art. Product Designing is not just limited to designing an outfit or dress. It could be about designing software or hardware or any particular industry product. Average packages for freshers range from 4 to 6 lacs!
Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) This course is something which is mostly considered by Commerce graduates. But there are no such criteria which limit this to Commerce students only. Product Managers, Business Analysts, Human Resource Managers are few posts which can be bagged by a BBA degree holder.
Bachelor of Fashion Technology This course might seem not as lucrative due to the low starting salaries. But once the experience in this particular industry grows, there is a good appraisal. A job Fashion Technology requires knowledge of good designing software.
Ethical Hacking This course is generally pursued by students of B.E/B.Tech in Computer Science or related fields. Ethical Hackers are required in top government agencies and private organisations to think outside the box and find flaws in security systems. This course does require programming knowledge but is not specific to only software engineers. Even a commerce graduate can become an Ethical Hacker with the right knowledge.
Bachelor of Science (Honors) A B.Sc Honors course can be pursued in various domains such as Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Maths, Forensic Sciences and even Computer Science. Depending on the domain, graduates have opportunities in the respective field. For example, a B.Sc in Economics graduate can easily make a career in Data Analytics or Data Science.
Merchant Navy As the name suggests, Merchant Navy is a field for administration of international trade via Sea routes, ports etc. A merchant navy officer is responsible for managing various activities which could range from administrative roles at a large cargo ship to an international trade port. The only downside of this job is less to no contact for several days with your family.
Diploma in Aviation Aviation is still a growing field in India. Due to low per capita income of the country multiple aviation companies have fallen into bankruptcy. But the jobs in the aviation field are growing at a large pace. With expansion of airports in the country, the aviation industry is growing. Commercial Pilots are required for airlines and cargo planes. They also need a separate licence to fly an airplane.

Do consider the courses mentioned above. Never limit your options to just engineering. It could be possible that you could be interested in a completely different course but are unaware about it. Know that it’s never too late!

Students often have a large gap after their 12th graduation to take an admission into a college course. You still have time to consider what is the right career path for you. Consult a career counsellor or take an online test which can help you find what is the right path for you!


Other Entrance Exams: Alternatives to JEE Main

There are various government and private universities that conduct entrance tests for admission to their respective engineering colleges. We are discussing some of these exams below.

State-level Entrance Tests

  • Some states in India have devised their own engineering entrance exams.
  • Apart from giving weightage to JEE Main score, a considerable number of state universities judge students based on the marks secured in the state engineering entrance exams.
  • To keep more and more options open, it is advisable to appear for these tests as well.
Exam Name Courses Offered Eligibility
Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) Engineering and Pharmacy courses Candidates should have cleared Class 12 examinations with minimum 45% marks (reserved category students should have at least 40% marks) with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects.
Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) Medical, Dental and Engineering Candidates must have passed the higher secondary examination, i.e. 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks (40% mark for SC, ST and OBC category). Physics and Mathematics have to be their compulsory papers in 10+2 level.
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) Engineering and Medical Eligible candidates in the general category should have minimum 60% marks and reserved category students should have at least 55% to get admissions in Jadavpur University, or otherwise, a minimum 45% marks (40% for reserved category students) for admissions in other colleges. Exams are held in offline mode.
Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) Engineering and Other Professional Courses Students should secure at least 45% marks (40% marks for reserved category) in the qualifying examination of 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or Technical Vocational subject to apply for admissions to B. Tech courses.

The list of state-level engineering entrance tests is quite long. Only a few of them have been noted here. Qualifying in these exams gets you into most government colleges, so fees are pretty affordable. That is a bonus point!


Reputed private universities across India also conduct engineering entrance tests for admissions to the first year in their colleges. Some of them are as follows.

Exams Courses Offered Eligibility Salary Package
BITS Admissions Test (BITSAT) Engineering and Architecture Candidates are eligible to give this test only if they have cleared 10+2 or will be appearing for Class 12 Boards Examination with PCM as their subjects. At least 60% in each of the three subjects and a minimum of 75% in aggregate has to be secured by the students. 1.3 Crore p.a (highest salary paid by Google)
Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) Engineering Students must have at least 60% aggregate marks in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Biology in Class 12. Boards appearing candidates in the current year can also apply. 41 lacs p.a
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam (KIITEE) Engineering Candidates who have passed 10+2 examination or will be appearing for Class 12 Boards can apply for B.Tech courses. A minimum of 60% marks in PCM taken together is a must for the students who have cleared 10+2. 39 lakhs p.a
SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam (SRMJEEE) Engineering Students eligible to apply for B.Tech programs must have passed in their Higher Secondary Examination with PCM as major subjects. Minimum of 60% aggregate in PCM is required for applying for Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani campuses and at least 55% aggregate in the majors is necessary to apply for NCR-Delhi campuses. 41 lakhs p.a

You surely wouldn’t want to miss out on applying for these exams as well.

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Or… Begin Something From Scratch!

If you have decided to take up engineering as your career and have innovative, mind-boggling ideas which can survive in the competitive world, then channelize your strength and follow your passion. It will lead you to success for sure. In the present day scenario, unemployment rates are pretty high and very often people are laid off. In such conditions be your own boss. Start your own venture.

The Government of India is enabling young entrepreneurs to get the right funds for a startup. With Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in almost every sector, Venture Capitalists can also fund your business. There’s a lot to learn of course, but the good part is, aspirants have ample time to learn! You can be a saviour of yours and many others’ dreams.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure“

-Paulo Coelho.

Working hard for fulfilling your dreams is the only mantra. There is no shortcut to success. You have to make your efforts count and if you fail, giving up is not an option. Learn from your mistakes, stand up and fight again. Success is what you will get eventually. All the best for your future!

JEE Main Slot Booking 2020- Check Exam Date and Time

Last updated on July 4th, 2020 at 08:36 am

NTA has scraped the slot booking process. As per the new system, NTA will conduct the JEE Main slot booking process at their own convenience. Candidates will not have the leisure to select their slot. Meanwhile, BITSAT and VITEEE Exams will still continue with their slot booking process. The NTA (National Testing Agency) will be allotting the date, shift, and timing. They will randomly allocate the slots for registered candidates. NTA will conduct the allotment using computer software on a random basis. The allotment will begin after the closure of application date. As per the situation, allotment shall begin a few days before the release of JEE Main Admit Cards, but is only revealed in the same.

The slot booking for JEE Main comprising of date and shift booking is an important aspect of all students appearing for JEE Main 2020. However, as per reports, the JEE Main has brought about few changes. The authority will conduct the examination in two shifts and 8 sessions. Furthermore, they will conduct JEE Main in two sessions (i.e. in January and April).

The date and time shift for both Paper I and Paper II will be on JEE Main Admit Card. Admit cards will be available 15 days prior to the exam. Many students expected to have the advantage of slot booking but NTA due to logistics and other reasons seems to have revoked the facility.


JEE Main Scanned Images 2021 – Steps To Upload, Guidelines

Last updated on March 30th, 2021 at 11:58 am

The first session of JEE Main 2021 is scheduled to be held from 23rd February 2021 to 26th February 2021. Application process has started from 16th December 2020. Candidates can fill up the JEE Main Application Forms till 16th January 2021.

  • In order to complete the application process, candidates need to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature in proper dimensions, as prescribed by the NTA.
  • The entire application process for JEE Main 2021 is online, so scanned images of photograph and signature should also be uploaded via online mode on the official website.

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Latest Updates on JEE Main 2021:

  • NTA has answered important FAQs on JEE Main Form Filling. Know More
  • As per NTA, Paper 2A (B.Arch) and 2B (B.Planning) will be conducted in February and May sessions only.
  • JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 4 sessions in February, March, April and May in 2021.
  • Candidates can avail the JEE Main 2021 Form Correction Facility for February session from 19th January 2021 to 21st January 2021.
  • JEE Main 2021 Result will be tentatively declared in the first week of March 2021.

Steps to Upload Scanned Images for JEE Main 2021

While scanning and uploading the photograph in the JEE Main 2021 application form, students need to follow certain guidelines prescribed by NTA. The following specifications are important in order to successfully upload the photograph:Steps to Upload Scanned Images for JEE Main 2021

  • Fill the application form correctly and carefully.
  • Upon filling the application form, note down the application number generated by the system.
  • Upload the scanned images (photograph & signature) in proper size i.e. between 10KB – 200KB for Passport Photo and 4KB – 30KB for signature.
  • Scanned images should be in .jpg or .jpeg format.
  • Once the scanned images are successfully uploaded, make the application fee payment via SBI/HDFC Bank/Canara Bank/ICICI Bank/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card / Net Banking/UPI.
  • Carefully save the receipt of the fee payment via saving it as PDF.
  • After making the payment, take a print out of the confirmation page. Use Save as PDF to keep a digital copy of the same.

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Guidelines for Scanned Photograph in JEE Main 2021 ApplicationJEE Main Scanned Image

During JEE Main application, be careful while choosing the right photograph to upload. Here are some guidelines to select the right photograph.

  • Do not wear a mask in the upload passport photograph.
  • Avoid uploading a photograph clicked by mobile phone; it must be clicked by a professional camera with white / light background.
  • Also, the photograph can be colored or black & white with clear contrast and optimum resolution.
  • Facial area must be visible at least 80% in the image and avoid wearing any muffler or scarf that may cover your face. The photograph should be clicked without wearing a mask.
  • Do not wear goggles in the photograph. Students with eyesight problems are allowed to wear spectacles and are advised to look straight into the camera for a better photograph.
  • Ensure eyes are properly visible and there’s no reflection in the spectacles.
  • Polaroid images are not acceptable.


Guidelines to Scanned Signature in JEE Main 2021 Application

  • Signature to be scanned should be done on clear white paper and should be clearly visible.
  • Size of the scanned image of the signature should be between 4KB and 30KB and the format should be either .jpg or .jpeg.
  • While signing, make sure to do that in running handwriting and not in capital letters.
  • Overwriting in signature will not be accepted.
  • Dimension of the signature should be 1.5 cm (height) X 3.5 cm (width).

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Some Points To Remember While Scanning Photograph and Signature for JEE Main 2021

  • Resolution of the scanner should be minimum 96 dpi (dots per inch) and the color should be set to True Color.
  • The size of the image should be between 10KB and 200KB (passport photo) and 4KB – 30KB (signature) and it should be in .jpg/.jpeg format.
  • To adjust the images of photograph & signature to the above mentioned size, crop the scanned image using any photo editor to the edges and reduce the dimensions using the Resize option.
  • Check if the dimension and format for the scanned images is correct or not.
  • While uploading the scanned images, if the dimensions, format or size is not in the specified format, an error message will be displayed.
  • Students using MS Windows / MS Office can easily obtain the image in the specified format by using MS Office Picture Manager or MS Paint.
  • Click here to Download MS Office Picture Manager.

Note: Images of passport photo or signature can be taken by a mobile camera. However, utmost care must be taken of picture clarity, cropping the edges, file size and format.

Procedure to Upload Photograph & Signature

  • Post filling the application form and hitting the ‘submit’ button, links to upload scanned images are displayed.
  • Two separate buttons will be provided to upload the photograph and signature.
  • Click on the “Upload Photograph/Signature” link.
  • Select the browse option and go to the location where you saved both the files.
  • Select the respective file and press the upload option.
  • If the scanned images are in the prescribed format, dimension and size, the uploading of images will be successful.

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Guidelines For Category Certificate and PwD Certificate Upload

As per the latest information bulletin of JEE Main 2021, the following rules are applicable for uploading Category Certificate and PwD Certificate-

  • Category Certificate
    1. Format – PDF
    2. Minimum Size – 50 KB
    3. Maximum Size – 300 KB
  • PwD Certificate
    1. Format – PDF
    2. Minimum Size – 50 KB
    3. Maximum Size – 300 KB

All the important information must be clearly visible in these documents. Candidates who are not availing reservation under a specific category or PwD category need not upload these documents.

In order to upload these certificates, it is suggested to use Microsoft Office Lens Application which can convert scanned images into PDF Documents. Do ensure the image is resized previously to reduce the file size. You can also use images to PDF converters available online.

JEE Main Scanned Images FAQs

Q.When can I avail JEE Main photo correction facility?

Last updated on December 19th, 2020 at 10:55 am

Answer: In case of any errors in the uploaded images, you can make changes during the form correction window from 19th January to 21st January 2021.

Q.How can I make changes in the image uploaded in the JEE Main form?

Last updated on December 19th, 2020 at 10:56 am

Answer: In order to make changes in the uploaded images, you can follow the following steps:

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Main NTA 2021.
  2. Click on the “Remove Image Discrepancy” link.
  3. Login to your application portal using the application form number and password.
  4. Rectify the photo as per the guidelines of NTA and submit the form.
Ques: What is the procedure for payment of JEE Main 2021 Registration Fees?

Last updated on December 18th, 2020 at 11:33 am

Ans: JEE Main 201 candidates can pay the registration fee in online mode only. For online payment, one can opt for debit card / credit card / netbanking / UPI. GST charges will be applicable as well. There is no other alternative to pay the JEE Main 2021 Application fee offline or via cash.

Ques.Is it possible for me to apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning paper in JEE Main 2021?

Last updated on November 23rd, 2020 at 11:48 am

Ans. Yes, it is possible to apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning paper simultaneously.

JEE Main Form Correction 2021: Image Correction, Steps To Follow, Correction Fees

Last updated on March 2nd, 2021 at 09:15 pm

JEE Main Form Correction Window 2021 was open from 27th to 30th January 2021. JEE Main 2021 Application Forms were released, about 2 months later than usual dates, on 16th December 2020. Application Form Window is open again from 2nd to 6th March 2020. Candidates can apply for upcoming sessions of March, April and May 2021.

Latest Updates on JEE Main Form Correction 2021:

  • NTA has notified that candidates won’t be provided facility of form correction for March 2021 session. Application Window will be open from 2nd to 6th March only.
  • JEE Main Admit Card 2021 have been released on the official website. Candidates can download the hall ticket using application number and DOB.
  • Those who have any issues in their passport image or signature, can correct it using JEE Main Image Correction Window.
  • JEE Main Form Correction 2021 has closed for candidates.
  • NTA answered some FAQs on JEE Main Application Forms. Know More
  • Four sessions of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted – February, March, April and May 2021.

Applicants making corrections might have to pay an extra fee for the same other than JEE Main 2021 Registration fee. (Check correction in the following article)

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JEE Main Form Correction Dates 2021

Here are all important JEE Main Form Correction Dates 2021:

Event JEE Main April Session Dates
Availability of JEE Main Application Form 2021 16th December 2020 – 16th January 2021
Commencement of correction in Uploaded images 27th January 2021
Availability of JEE Main 2021 Application Form Correction 27th to 30th January 2021
Payment of extra application form (if applicable) According to additional exams/change of exam centre

Note: JEE Main Application Forms will be re-opened after each session of 2021. Thereby, form correction windows will re-open too.

JEE Main Form Correction: What Can be Changed?

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

JEE Main Form Correction 2021: Key Points

It often happens that candidates make mistakes while filling the online application form. Either because of inexperience or confusion. Thus, to rectify those mistakes, NTA offers JEE Main Form Correction facility. It helps to edit the details in the online application form.

  • It is a one-time facility for making corrections in some fields of JEE Main Application Form.
  • The JEE Main application form correction window will only open for a specific time period.
  • The organizing body does not consider any request made for corrections after closing the correction window.
  • JEE Main form correction process is similar to registering for JEE Main 2021 one more time.

How to correct JEE Main Application Form 2021?

Candidates can correct JEE Main 2021 application form by using the steps given below:

  • Firstly, go to the official site of JEE Main 2021 – www.jeemain.nic.in
  • Then, click on “Corrections in JEE Main 2021 Application Form ”
  • After that, log in with your application number and password and enter the security code.JEE Main Application Form Correction

JEE Main Application Form Correction

  • Click on “Manage Form Particulars Correction”Application particulars Correction

Application particulars Correction

  • Read the instructions and make the corrections as required.
  • Lastly, submit the JEE Main Application Form and pay the requisite application fee (if required)Details that can be edited
    Details that can be edited in JEE FORM

Direct Link to Form Correction Window

JEE Main Form Correction Fee

There could be cases where a candidate is required to pay an additional fee for correction in JEE Main Application Form. Such candidates want to change their category in JEE Main or want to change the city. Given below are some changes which will cost some fee.

  • An additional fee is required in case candidate changes category from SC/ST/Girls/PwD to General/OBC-NCL
  • If you want to opt for two or more papers, instead of a single paper.
  • If you want to change exam city preference to a foreign city.

Candidates must be aware of fake services that appear like JEE Main Form Correction Facility and fraudulently deduct a large amount of money from bank accounts. Only use the official website to access JEE Main Application Form Correction Facility.

JEE Main Photo Correction and Size Guidelines

Candidates Can make corrections in the photos uploaded in JEE Main 2021 Application Form. Window for JEE Main photo correction will be opening soon.

Given below are the steps to make the correction(s) in the uploaded images:

  • First, go to the official site of JEE Main 2021.
  • After that, log in using your credentials i.e. Application Number, Password, and security code.
  • Then, click on the link “Upload/Change Images” button.
  • Further, select the images with correct specifications and upload them.
  • Finally, Click on “Submit”.
  • After submission, take a print out of the JEE Main Application form for future references.

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How to check the size of the image?

You can follow the steps given below to make sure the images you are about to upload are as per the specifications.

  • First, right-click on the image you want to upload.
  • Then, click on ‘Properties’
  • Now, a window will appear having properties of the image.
  • So, click on the ‘Details’ tab.
  • And finally, view the dimensions, height, and width of the image.

Can Form Correction Facility Provide a Refund?

  • In case a candidate wants to correct the selected category, to a category for which the application fee is less than the one previously selected, there shall be no refund of any application fee.
  • There will be no refund if a candidate who opted for more than one paper, opts for the single paper using a correction window.

JEE Main Application Form 2021 Status

After submitting the JEE Main application form, its status can be checked by clicking on the “Status” tab. Anyone of the following messages will be displayed on the user’s window-

Received – If the application form is successfully submitted.

Unsuccessful – If the application form is Incomplete/Rejected/Not Submitted.

Candidates have to successfully remit the application fee before the registration window is closed. Only these candidates shall be able to access the JEE Main Form Correction Facility.

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JEE Main Helpline

Any doubt in correcting JEE Main application form can be asked by writing an email to [email protected] by mentioning the Name of the candidate, Registration ID,

and Mistakes.

JEE (Main) Unit Central Board of Secondary Education

Plot No. 149, Block – H,

Sector – 63, Noida – 201309

Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)

Helpline No.: 7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526, 7042399529

Computer-Based Exam Helpline No.: 18002669778

Email: [email protected]

JEE Main Form Correction FAQs

Q.In case I make a mistake in entering my name while filling up the JEE Main Application form, will I be able to make corrections in it?

Last updated on December 7th, 2020 at 05:57 pm

Answer: Yes, you can make changes in your name during the form correction time period.

Q.If I could not pay the registration fee before the last date, can I pay it through the correction facility?

Last updated on December 7th, 2020 at 05:57 pm

Answer: No, the fees cannot be paid after the last date. Correction facility is only available for all those who have successfully submitted the applications and paid the application fees.

JEE Main Exam Centres 2021: Check the Complete List of Exam Centres (Updated)

Last updated on March 5th, 2021 at 11:45 am

NTA will conduct the JEE Main 2021 exam in February, March, April and May 2021 in about 660 JEE Main Exam Centres. JEE Main Exam Centres 2021 have been set up in over 329 cities in India and 8 cities abroad.

Latest Update: In a recent notice, NTA has stated that 3 Cities of Examination Centres have been added for JEE Main 2021, beginning from March 2021 session. These are – 

  • Kargil, Ladakh (India)
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (outside India)
  • Abuja/Lagos, Nigeria (outside India)

Candidates can now update their exam city preferences with these cities too.

NTA has recently released the JEE Main Admit Card 2021 for February 2021 session. JEE Main Admit Card 2021 also includes a detailed advisory for students regarding COVID-19. Candidates must present their admit card and valid photo ID proof at the exam center.

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JEE Main Exam Centres 2021: COVID-19 Updates

  • As JEE Main 2021 is scheduled amidst ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,.
  • For precaution, NTA requires from every aspirant a valid self-declaration (undertaking) stating some details on travel history and symptoms before entering their respective exam centres of JEE Main 2021.
  • Students must wear a mask at JEE Main exam centres, after which they will receive a new 3-ply mask at JEE Main exam centres to prevent any use of Unfair Means.
  • NTA will be conducting JEE Main 2021 exam at different centres spanning 224 cities throughout the country and 8 international centres.

JEE Main Exam Centres 2021 – Key Highlights

  1. A detailed list for JEE Main Exam Centres has been released by NTA.
  2. During the registration for JEE Main exam 2021, candidates can select up to 4 exam centres from the list.
  3. JEE Main 2021 Admit Card contains information related to exam centres including the schedule.
  4. The exam centres for JEE Main 2021 are allotted randomly without any slot booking.

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JEE Main 2021 Exam Day Schedule

Details Morning Shift Afternoon Shift
JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates To be announced To be announced
Exam Time 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
JEE Main 2021 exam duration 3 hours 3 hours
Exam centre entry 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

*The authority will not allow any candidate to enter the examination hall after the time of last entry. The time for last entry is 8:30 AM for Paper-1, 1.00 PM for Paper-2 and 2.30 PM for the second shift of Paper-1.

JEE Main Exam Centres 2021

JEE Main 2021 exam centres are allotted randomly to students either on the basis of their preference or on the basis of availability. This year JEE Main 2021 will have reduced the number of exam centres showing a pandemic situation.exam center jee

  • Candidates while registering for JEE Main can select up to 4 preferred exam centres.
  • After screening, NTA allots exam centres to candidates on a random basis.
  • There is no provision of slot booking for JEE Main 2021.
  • JEE Main 2021 exam centres are updated on the official site of NTA from where students can find relevant details of JEE Main schedule.

How To Choose JEE Main Exam Centres?

JEE Main 2021 aspirants need to visit the official website of JEE Main to register themselves for the exam.

  • Applicants can select four exam centres in order of preference from the list of JEE Main exam centres available on JEE Main 2021 Application form.
  • JEE Main 2021 exam centres will be allotted by NTA on the basis of candidate preference.
  • NTA will allot the last slot of the last exam date in the same city, in case a centre has less than 30 students.
  • JEE Main 2021 exam will be conducted in CBT mode at all exam centres both in English and Hindi medium. For JEE Main exam centres at Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the medium of question paper will be Hindi, English and Gujarati.

Note: As per Education Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in many other regional languages, similar to NEET.

Can You Change JEE Main Exam Centres Through Correction Window?

For JEE Main 2021 aspirants, the correction window was opened till July 31, 2021. NTA reopened the facility to avoid any sort of clash between JEE Main 2021 and NDA exam related to exam centres.

  • Visit the NTA or JEE Main official website to access the correction form available.
  • JEE Main aspirant need to enter credentials like Application form, Application no., password, and security pin in the space provided.
  • Once the correction window appears, a candidate can select ‘Manage Form Particulars Correction’ to edit or change the required parameters.
  • JEE Main aspirant must wisely select the exam centres as per preference based on proximity while filling  JEE Main application form.
  • Changes in the form of any kind will not be entertained after the deadline.

JEE Main Centre Locator

NTA has reduced the number of JEE Main 2021 exam cities from 264 to 233 across India owing to COVID-19 and subsequent lockdown. However, the number of exam centres have been increased from 570 to 660.

Exam centre for JEE Main will be allotted in order of preference by a candidate or based on availability. Candidates can use the JEE Main Centre Locator provided below to get an idea of reaching the exam centre easily.

Do note that this is JEE Main 2020 Centre Locator and shall be updated soon with latest exam centres.

State-wise JEE Main exam centres are given below. Newly added exam centres include:

  1. Narasaraopet
  2. Proddatur
  3. Surampalem
  4. Arrah
  5. Diu
  6. Himatnagar
  7. Mandi
  8. Una
  9. Kullu
  10. Yamuna Nagar
  11. Hazaribagh
  12. Mandya
  13. Leh

State Wise List of JEE Main Exam centres

state exam centers

Check the details tabulated below for JEE Main 2021 Exam centres and code for January or April session.

State City Code
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar AL01
Naharlagun AL02
Assam Dibrugarh AM01
Guwahati AM02
Jorhat AM03
Silchar (assam) AM04
Tezpur AM05
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair AN01
Andhra Pradesh Anantapur AP01
Bapatla AP02
Bheemavaram AP03
Chirala AP04
Chittoor AP05
Eluru AP06
Guntur AP07
Kadapa AP08
Kakinada AP09
Kurnool AP10
Nellore AP11
Ongole AP12
Rajahmundry AP13
Srikakulam AP14
Tadepalligudem AP15
Tirupati AP16
Vijayawada AP17
Visakhapatnam AP18
Vizianagaram AP19
Bihar Aurangabad (bihar) BR01
Bhagalpur BR02
Biharsharif BR03
Darbhanga BR04
Gaya BR05
Muzaffarpur BR06
Patna BR07
Purnea BR08
Chhattisgarh Bhilai/Durg CG01
Bilaspur CG02
Raipur CG03
Chandigarh (UT) Chandigarh CH01
Daman & Diu (UT) Daman & Diu DD01
Delhi/New Delhi Delhi DL01
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Dadra Nagar Haveli DN01
Gujarat Ahmedabad GJ01
Anand GJ02
Bhavnagar GJ03
Gandhinagar GJ04
Godhra GJ05
Jamnagar GJ06
Junagarh GJ07
Mehsana GJ08
Patan GJ09
Rajkot GJ10
Surat GJ11
Vadodara GJ12
Valsad GJ13
Goa Panaji/Madgaon GO01
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur (hp) HP01
Dharamshala HP02
Hamirpur (hp) HP03
Kangra HP04
Palampur HP05
Shimla HP06
Solan HP07
Haryana Ambala HR01
Bahadurgarh HR02
Faridabad HR03
Gurugram HR04
Hisar HR05
Karnal HR06
Kurukshetra HR07
Panipat HR08
Sonepat/Murthal HR09
Jharkhand Bokaro JH01
Dhanbad JH02
Jamshedpur JH03
Ranchi JH04
Jammu & Kashmir Baramulla JK01
Jammu JK02
Samba JK03
Srinagar JK04
Karnataka Bagalkot KK01
Belgaum KK02
Bellary KK03
Bengaluru KK04
Bidar KK05
Devanagere KK06
Dharwad KK07
Gulbarga KK08
Hassan KK09
Hubli KK10
Kolar KK11
Mangaluru KK12
Manipal KK13
Mysore KK14
Shivamogga(Shimoga) KK15
Tumkur KK16
Udupi KK17
Kerala Alappuzha KL01
Angamaly KL02
Chengannur KL03
Ernakulam KL04
Idukki KL05
Kanjirappally KL06
Kannur KL07
Kasaragod KL08
Kollam KL09
Kothamangalam KL10
Kottayam KL11
Kozhikode KL12
Malappuram KL13
Muvattupuzha KL14
Palakkad KL15
Pathanamthitta KL16
Thiruvananthapuram KL17
Thrissur KL18
Lakshadweep (UT) Kavaratti LD01
Meghalaya Shillong MG01
Manipur Imphal MN01
Madhya Pradesh Balaghat MP01
Betul MP02
Bhopal MP03
Chhatarpur MP04
Chhindwara MP05
Gwalior MP06
Indore MP07
Jabalpur MP08
Khargaon MP09
Mandsaur MP10
Rewa MP11
Sagar MP12
Satna MP13
Shahdol MP14
Ujjain MP15
Vidisha MP16
Maharashtra Ahmednagar MR01
Akola MR02
Amravati MR03
Aurangabad (mr) MR04
Beed MR05
Bhandara MR06
Bhusawal MR07
Buldhana MR08
Chandrapur MR09
Dhule MR10
Gadchiroli MR11
Gondia MR12
Jalgaon MR13
Kolhapur MR14
Latur MR15
Mumbai/Mumbai Suburban MR16
Nagpur MR17
Nanded MR18
Nasik MR19
Navi Mumbai MR20
Parbhani MR21
Pune MR22
Raigad MR23
Ratnagiri MR24
Sangli MR25
Satara MR26
Solapur MR27
Thane MR28
Wardha MR29
Washim MR30
Yavatmal MR31
Mizoram Aizawl MZ01
Nagaland Dimapur NL01
Kohima NL02
Odisha Angul OR01
Balasore OR02
Berhampur OR03
Bhubaneswar OR04
Cuttack OR05
Dhenkanal OR06
Jeypore OR07
Rourkela OR08
Sambalpur OR09
Punjab Amritsar PB01
Bathinda PB02
Fatehgarh Sahib PB03
Jalandhar PB04
Ludhiana PB05
Mohali PB06
Pathankot PB07
Patiala PB08
Phagwara PB09
Ropar PB10
Sangrur PB11
Puducherry (UT) Puducherry PO01
Rajasthan Ajmer RJ01
Alwar RJ02
Bharatpur RJ03
Bhilwara RJ04
Bikaner RJ05
Jaipur RJ06
Jodhpur RJ07
Kota RJ08
Sikar RJ09
Sriganganagar RJ10
Udaipur RJ11
Sikkim Gangtok SM01
Tripura Agartala TA01
Telangana Hyderabad TL01
Karimnagar TL02
Khammam TL03
Mahabubnagar TL04
Nalgonda TL05
Ranga Reddy TL06
Warangal TL07
Tamil Nadu Chennai TN01
Coimbatore TN02
Cuddalore TN03
Dindigul TN04
Kanchipuram TN05
Kanyakumari TN06
Karur TN07
Madurai TN08
Nagercoil TN09
Namakkal TN10
Salem TN11
Tanjore TN12
Thoothukudi TN13
Tiruchirappalli TN14
Tirunelveli TN15
Tiruvallur TN16
Tiruvannamalai TN17
Vellore TN18
Villupuram TN19
Virudhunagar TN20
Uttarakhand Dehradun UK01
Haldwani UK02
Haridwar UK03
Nainital UK04
Pantnagar UK05
Roorkee UK06
Uttar Pradesh Agra UP01
Aligarh UP02
Allahabad UP03
Bareilly UP04
Bulandshahr UP05
Faizabad UP06
Ghaziabad UP07
Gorakhpur UP08
Greater Noida/Noida UP09
Jhansi UP10
Kanpur UP11
Lucknow UP12
Mathura UP13
Meerut UP14
Moradabad UP15
Muzaffarnagar UP16
Sitapur UP17
Varanasi UP18
West Bengal Asansol WB01
Bardhman WB02
Darjeeling WB03
Durgapur WB04
Haldia WB05
Hooghly WB06
Howrah WB07
Kalyani WB08
Kharagpur WB09
Kolkata WB10
Siliguri WB11

JEE Main Exam Centres outside India

Country City Code
Sri Lanka COLOMBO ZZ02
Qatar DOHA ZZ03
Kuwait RIYADH ZZ07
Singapore SINGAPORE ZZ09

JEE Main 2021 Exam centres outside India have a higher application fee of INR 6000 for both Indian and foreign nationals.

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JEE Main Exam Centre 2021 Changes

Exam Centres Newly added centres Centres removed
Andhra Pradesh Narasaraopet Bapatla
Proddatur Tadepalligudem
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar/Naharlagun
Bihar Arrah Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif
Daman and Diu (UT) Diu
Gujarat Himatnagar Gandhinagar
Himachal Pradesh Mandi Dharamshala
Una Palampur
Haryana Yamuna Nagar Bahadurgarh
Jharkhand Hazaribagh
Karnataka Mandya Bagalkot
Kerala Angamaly
Ladakh Leh
Madhya Pradesh Chhatarpur
Maharashtra Beed
Odisha Angul
Punjab Fatehgarh Sahib
Rajasthan Bharatpur
Telangana Ranga Reddy
Tamil Nadu Dindigul
Uttar Pradesh Bulandshahr
West Bengal Darjeeling

JEE Main 2021 Exam Centres Statistics

Paper No. of Centers
B.E./B.Tech 660
B.Arch and B.Planning 489

JEE Main Test Practice Centres by NTA

  • NTA has set up around 4000 test practice centres across the country in different schools and colleges.
  • JEE Main 2021 test centres aim to create awareness on CBT exam mode.
  • JEE Main 2021 aspirants need to apply on the official website of NTA for accessing such JEE Main test practice centres.
  • “NTA Student” application can be used to locate the exam centres and the nearest test practice centre.
  • Owing to current Corona pandemic, NTA has also launched ‘National Test Abhyas’ for JEE Main 2021 aspirants to access free mock tests for JEE Main due to lack of proper test practice centres.
  • JEE Main Test Practice centres have staff that encourage students and clear their queries.

Read JEE Main Preparation Tips

How to Register for Test Practice centres?

  • JEE Main 2021 aspirants can visit the NTA official website to select ‘Student Registration’.
  • Enter the username and password to proceed.
  • Fill out personal details and contact information in the space provided.
  • JEE Main aspirant can select up to 5 choices of test centres from the list available in the order of preference.
  • Further, select the session amongst the 6 available ones.
  • Confirm the form details and proceed to ‘Confirm Appointment’.

Documents Allowed at JEE Main 2021 Exam Centers

JEE Main 2021 candidates need to carry below documents to the exam centre.

  • Printout of JEE Main Admit Card downloaded from NTA’s website.
  • One recent passport size photograph, to be pasted on the attendance sheet at the centre.
  • Anyone valid photo ID proof in original (PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card/E-Aadhaar with photograph/ Ration Card with photograph/ 12th Board Admit Card with photograph/ Bank Passbook with Photograph).
  • PWD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer, if applicable.

Prohibited items at the exam centres

JEE Main Examinations prohibits candidates from carrying the following things to the exam centre. NTA does not take responsibility for any loss. Further, if a candidate is found involved in any malpractice or possessing following, will be debarred from any future examinations.

  • Mobile Phones, Earphones, Microphones or Pager
  • Calculator, Docupen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Camera or Tape Recorder
  • Any type of watch, including Electronic watches with a calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets
  • Loose or packed eatables and water
  • Geometry Box/ Pencil Box, Handbag and Purse
  • Any kind of paper, stationery or text material
  • No sort of blank paper for rough work (it will be provided from the test centre)

JEE Main 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

Aspirants must follow below guidelines on the day of JEE Main 2021 Examination. They are:

  • One must reach the JEE Main Exam centre at least 2 hours before to avoid any delay in the verification process.
  • Registration desk closes 60 minutes prior to the examination.
  • No candidate under any circumstances is allowed to enter the examination hall after the given timeline.
  • One must occupy only the seat allotted to them.
  • Before starting the JEE Main exam, a candidate must thoroughly read the instructions printed on the admit card.
  • NTA does not provide for any transport allowance to the JEE Main Exam centre.

JEE Main Exam Centres – FAQs

Ques: What is the procedure of allocation of test centers by NTA authorities?

Last updated on August 20th, 2020 at 03:59 pm

Ans: The details of allocation are mentioned in the article. However, NTA reserves the right to change the exam center to a nearby city in case the center of preference is not available. No slot booking is allowed for JEE Main 2020 center allocation. Students are advised to list out test centers in order of preference while filling the JEE Main 2020 Application Form.

Ques: Are there any instructions that are provided by the invigilator at the test center?

Last updated on August 20th, 2020 at 04:00 pm

Ans: yes, prior to the commencement of exam, the in-charge present at the center provides certain instructions to candidates. These instructions are mandatory to follow by one and all. Invigilators read out instructions 10-15 minutes prior to the examination.

Ques: Can a center be changed in the JEE Main application form once submitted?

Last updated on August 20th, 2020 at 04:01 pm

Ans: NTA opens the correction window for those who wish to edit certain details in the form. This year NTA has expanded the scope of editing to test centers as well owing to the pandemic situation. One can change the test center in the correction form before the deadline.

Ques. Can I carry my Mobile Phone at the JEE Main Exam centre?

Last updated on May 13th, 2020 at 11:16 am

Ans. No, you are not allowed to carry mobile phones or any such electronic devices at the JEE Main Exam centres.

Ques. I have returned to my hometown due to the lockdown. Can I change my exam centre preference?

Last updated on May 13th, 2020 at 11:17 am

Ans. Yes, NTA has extended the form correction facility and you can make changes in your exam centre preference.

Ques. How many cities have JEE Main 2020 Exam centres?

Last updated on May 13th, 2020 at 11:17 am

Ans. 264 cities have JEE Main 2020 Exam centres.

Ques. What are Test Practice centres in JEE Main exams?

Last updated on May 13th, 2020 at 11:18 am

Ans. Test practice centres are set up by NTA for candidates especially in rural areas, to make them aware about the computer-based test so that they become comfortable giving the exam in that mode.

JEE Main Application Form 2021 (Closed): How To Apply, Form Correction, Important Dates, Eligibility

Last updated on April 5th, 2021 at 04:06 pm

JEE Main Application Form has been closed by NTA on 4th April 2021. NTA opened JEE Main Application Form 2021 for April and May session for aspiring candidates on 25th March 2021. As per NTA, correction window was open for previously registered candidates only. No form correction will be provided after 4th April. JEE Main 2021 April session is scheduled from 27th to 30th April 2021.

JEE Main Application Form 2021 is being accepted from fresh registered candidates as well as those who have registered previously. Candidates are required to provide preferences for JEE Main Exam Centres along with paper opted while applying for the exam. The information about the exam centre and schedule is mentioned in the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card.

Related: How To Download JEE Main Admit Card 2021?

Latest Updates on JEE Main Application Form 2021-

  • Due to multiple payments or payment failures, candidates will be refunded any duplicate fee paid during applications of February or March session – NTA clarified in a public notice. Read Here
  • Application Forms re-opened by NTA upto 4th April 2021. Candidates can apply/withdraw for the remaining sessions i.e. April and May.
  • Currently, application window is not available for B.Arch & B.Planning aspirants. It will be open during registrations for May 2021 session only.
  • JEE Main Application Form 2021 for May session will be open from 3rd to 12th May 2021. Candidates will be asked to provide 12th boards exam date to avoid clash. Know More
  • NTA released official notification and information bulletin for JEE Main 2021. Exam will be conducted in 4 sessions – February, March, April and May 2021.
  • Candidates can apply for multiple sessions of JEE Main 2021 together and pay the combined application fees.

Direct Link for NTA JEE Main Application Form 2021

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JEE Main Application Form 2021: Highlights

Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Official Website jeemain.nta.nic.in
Mode of Registration Online
Examination mode Computer-Based Test
JEE Main Registration Fee (Single Paper) General/OBC (Male) – INR 650
General/OBC (Female/Transgender) – INR 325
SC/ST/PwD (All) – INR 325
NTA Helpdesk (JEE Main 2021) 0120 6895200 (Phone)
[email protected] (Email)

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JEE Main Application Form Dates 2021

The important dates for April session of JEE Main 2021 are given below-

Events JEE Main Application Dates 
JEE Mains Application Form Re-opened 25th March 2021
JEE Main Application 2021 Closed 4th April 2021
JEE Main Application Fee Payment Last Date 5th April 2021 (11:50 PM)
JEE Main Form Correction 2021 (Only for Pre-registered candidates) 25th March 2021
JEE Main Form Correction 2021 (Ends) 4th April 2021
Release of JEE Main Admit Card 2021 3rd week of April
JEE Main Examination Dates 2021 23 – 26th February (Session 1)
15 – 18th March 2021 (Session 2)
27 – 30th April 2021 (Session 3)
24 – 28th May 2021 (Session 4)

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JEE Main Application Form 2021: Features

Following are the salient features of the JEE Main Registration 2021:

  • JEE Main 2021 aspirants must have a valid Email ID and mobile number in the form for NTA to communicate any information to them.
  • Candidates must ensure they have their recent scanned photographs and signatures as per the required specifications for JEE Main Registration 2021.
  • Candidates are required to properly go through the instructions mentioned before filling the JEE Main Application Form 2021.
  • Download the sample application form (check information bulletin) and go through it to avoid any error in your final JEE Main Application Form.

Eligibility for JEE Main Application Form 2021

There are four main parameters in JEE Main 2021 Eligibility criteria essential for JEE Main Registration 2021. All four criteria are discussed below-

  1. Educational Qualification
    • For JEE Main 2021, only candidates who have passed 12th exam in 2019 (after July), 2020 or 2021 are allowed to apply.
    • Minimum 50% marks in Maths and 50% marks in the aggregate are mandatory for B.Planning paper (Paper 1).
    • Physics and Mathematics are mandatory subjects for B.E./B.Tech Paper applicants with additional subjects like Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subjects.
    • B.Arch Applicants must have passed 12th board exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  2. Age Limit
    • NTA has removed the age limit barrier from JEE Main 2021 exam.
    • The only condition for JEE Main 2021 is to pass 12th exam in 2019, 2020 or 2021 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE Main 2021.
  3. Year of Appearance of the Candidate
    • Any candidate appearing for 12th boards in 2021 or have appeared in 2019, 2020 can apply for JEE Main 2021.
    • Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2018 or before are not eligible.
    • Candidates appearing for the class 12 board exams in 2022 or after are also ineligible.
  4. Number of Attempts
    • Candidates can take the JEE Main exam for 3 consecutive years
    • Candidate’s appearances in the two or more sessions held each year will be counted as their one attempt only.

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Qualifying Exams Under JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

Only those candidates will be eligible for JEE Main 2021, who have qualified in the following examinations:

  • 12th examination or equivalent conducted by a recognised board such as ICSE, CBSE, CISCE, etc.
  • Intermediate or Pre-Degree Course exam or Pre-University Course organized by any of the recognized Board/University
  • H.S.C – vocational exams
  • For admission to IITs, General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at Advanced level (A)
  • Association of Indian Universities which is recognized by School/ Board/ University examination in India or any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 12th class
  • The final exam of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the NDA (National Defence Academy).
  • Diploma of at least three years recognized by AICTE or SBTE.
  • The Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with at least five subjects.

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What Are The Documents Required For JEE Main Application Form 2021?

Candidates are required to keep the following JEE Main Documents ready for JEE Registration 2021-

Photograph in JPEG format – 10KB to 200KB (size) Signature in JPEG format – 4KB to 30KB (size)
Aadhar card number Proof of Date of Birth
Class 10 certificate Class 12 mark sheet
Caste Certificate for SC, ST, OBC Passport
Domicile Certificate Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking, UPI

Document Required by Foreign Candidates

Foreign candidates will require the followings documents for JEE Main Application Form 2021:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Class XII mark sheet with minimum 75% aggregate*
  • ID proof
  • Citizenship proof of respective country/passport
  • Testimonial

NOTE: 75% eligibility criteria has been removed from JEE Main 2021 by NTA. This is due to COVID-19 pandemic and less opportunity of classroom education for students.

How Can I Fill JEE Main Application Form 2021?

How To Apply For JEE Main Application Form 2021?

Follow the below-given steps for JEE Main Registration process:

Step 1: JEE Main Registration and Form Filling

  • Visit the official website of JEE Main: jeemain.nta.nic.in and
  • Click on “Apply for JEE Main 2021”

JEE Main Application Form 2021 @ jeemain.nta.nic.in

  • A new window will open for JEE Main 2021 Login and Registration.

JEE Main Application Form 2021 - New Registration

  • Now click on “New Registration”
  • A new page will open showing the various rules, fees and other details of JEE Main Application 2021 such as passwords etc.
  • Scroll down, click on checkbox and Click on “Click here to Proceed”

Proceed To JEE Main Application 2021

  • Candidates have to fill the particulars in the JEE Main Application Form as per their 10th Marksheet / Birth Certificate only.

Particulars to Fill in JEE Main Application Form

  • Fill up the JEE Main Registration form by providing the following details:
    1. Nationality
    2. State of Eligibility
    3. State where the Class 12th School / NIOS study center is located
    4. Identification Type
    5. Aadhaar Card Number
    6. Candidate’s Name
    7. Date of Birth
    8. Gender
    9. Security Pin
  • Do verify the email address and phone number as this cannot be changed. All communications will be sent to the registered email ID only.
  • If the details of the Aadhaar Card match the details stored in the UID database, candidates can proceed to fill the JEE Main Application Form.
  • On submission, an application number will be generated which can be used to complete the registration process.

Filling Applicant Details

Engineering or Architecture aspirants appearing for JEE Main 2021 are required to enter the following details in JEE Main Application Form 2021-

  1. Candidate’s Details: Nationality, Category, Address, Birth District, Religion, Minority Status, Disability Status.
  2. Academic Details: Year of passing class 12, Percentage/Marks – class 12/10, Question Paper Language, Qualifying Exam Code, School Education Board.
  3. Other Details: Self Declaration, Aadhaar Card Details, Father/Mother/Guardian’s Details, Annual Family Income etc.

Step 2: Uploading JEE Main Documents

  • Candidates are required to upload Photograph and Signature in JEE Main Registration form as per the given specifications:
Documents File Size
Photograph (JPG) 10-200 KB
Signature(JPG) 4-30 KB
  • Check Image Specification.
  • Clear photographs should be uploaded.
  • Photographs with white background are preferable.
  • Students must keep a reserve of multiple copies of the photograph as the same will be required during JEE Main Counselling and other procedures.
  • In case of discrepancy in images, candidates can correct the same using the JEE Main Image Correction Window.
  • Class 12th Marksheet/Certificate needs to be uploaded with size in between 50 KB to 200 KB Documents Upload

Documents Upload in JEE Main Application Form

Step 3: Payment of Application Fee

  • JEE Main Registration/Application Fee can be paid via:
    • Debit Card
    • Credit Card
    • Net Banking
    • UPI
    • Online Wallets
  • GST and Transaction fee will be levied as per the payment method.
  • UPI method can be preferred for zero bank charges.
  • Upon successful payment of Application Fee, candidates are advised to save the confirmation page.
  • If the confirmation page is not generated, candidates will have to pay the fee again.
  • Fee once paid, shall not be refunded under any circumstances.

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JEE Main Application Form 2021: Fee for single or combined papers

The table below details the JEE Main Registration fee (in INR) for various papers (single as well as a combination of papers).

Category Single Paper Two or Three Papers Single Paper Two or Three Papers
Candidates Type For Domestic Centres For Foreign centres
General/OBCs (Boys) 650 1300 3000 6000
SC/ST/PwD/Female 325 650 1500 3000

How To Choose JEE Main 2021 Exam Centres?

  • Candidates have the option to choose any 4 exam centres according to their preference.
  • The exam centre will be allotted by the exam authority only.
  • For centres with less than 30 students, in such cases, those students will be allotted the last slot of the last exam day.
  • Candidates must keep the following few things in mind while choosing an exam centre:
      • The centre must be nearest so as to avoid delays in reaching the venue on time.
      • It must be easy and accessible to reach.
      • Evaluate transportation facilities to reach the centre.
  • At the JEE Main Exam centres, the exam is conducted in the online mode.
  • At JEE Main Exam Centers of Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the medium of question paper will be Hindi, English and Gujarati

Guidelines for JEE Main Application Form Password

JEE Main Application Form 2021 required a password and a security question at the time of JEE Main registration. Although it can be changed, it is advisable to create a strong password, which is easy to remember. Some rules for the password for JEE Main Application Form 2021 is given below:

  • Character length should be in between 8 and 13
  • Password must contain each of the following –
      • Uppercase letter
      • Lowercase letter
      • Numeric character
      • A special character such as – [email protected]#$%^&*()_+
  • Candidates can use applications like Lastpass to save passwords, however, it is not suggested
  • Google passwords also allow you to save passwords on Chrome browser.

For Resetting JEE Main Application Password

Candidates have 3 options to reset password:

  • Answer security question
  • OTP sent to the registered mobile number provided by candidate.
  • Reset link sent to the registered email address provided by the candidate

Documents to keep handy after submitting JEE Main Application Form 2021

After the JEE Main registration process is complete, candidates need to keep the following documents handy:

  • Print-out of the JEE Main registration fee payment & confirmation mail
  • JEE Main Admit Card 2021 issued by NTA which can be downloaded from the official website
  • Few passport size photographs, same as used while filling JEE Main application form

JEE Main Application Form 2021: Checking Status

The status of the JEE Main application form can be checked using the “Application Form Progress” feature on the left side of the application window:

  • View Application Form
  • Check scanned images
  • View payment status

Checking Fee Payment Status for JEE Main 2021

  • JEE Main 2021 applicants need to take a printout of the confirmation page only if the payment status reflects “Ok” status.
  • In cases of online mode, if the payment status is not confirmed, then the candidate needs to pay the fees again.
  • In case no status is displayed, then also candidates are required to make payment again.
  • The money debited in the first instance will be credited to the candidate’s account in 7 days.

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JEE Main Registration Statistics

The table below shows the number of candidates who registered and appeared for 3 papers of JEE Main 2020 January Session. It identifies the pattern for the upcoming JEE Main 2020 September session.

JEE Main 2020 January Session Statistics

Exams Candidate General OBC EWS SC ST Total
B.E./B.Tech Paper Registered 358598 358539 84645 85257 34222 921261
Appeared 336862 339836 82123 78848 31341 869010
B.Arch Paper Registered 52082 52864 13256 13474 6734 138410
Appeared 40390 44682 11721 10478 5408 112679
B.Planning Paper Registered 24875 21120 3539 6354 3115 59003
Appeared 17638 16938 3032 4555 2354 44517

JEE Main 2020 [B.E./B.Tech] Registration statistics for January & April/ September Sessions

Particulars Registered Appeared
Common candidates in January + April/ September 2020 Examination 5.88 lakhs 4.81 lakhs
Candidates in January 2020 Examination 9.21 lakhs 8.69 lakhs
Candidates in April/September 2020 Examination 8.41 lakhs 6.35 lakhs
Unique candidates in JEE Main January + April/September 2020 11.74 lakhs 10.23 lakhs 

JEE Main Registration 2021: Statistics Over Years

Year Applicants in Numbers
2020 11.74 Lakhs
2019 12,37,892
2018 11,48,000
2017 11,98,989
2016 12,07,257
2015 13,04,217
2014 13,56,000
2013 12,82,000
2012 12,20,000

No of Applicants over the years

Steps to Avail EWS Reservation in JEE Main 2021

NTA has implemented a 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Section candidates in JEE Main 2021. Eligible candidates need to apply for the reservation by selecting the option in JEE Main 2021 application form. Follow below steps to avail reservation:

  • Visit the official website jeemain.nta.nic.in.
  • Search for JEE Main Application Form
  • While filling the application form select – EWS category
  • Fill the rest of the form in the same way as explained above
  • Submit the application form

Note: No certificate or supporting document needs to be uploaded but will be required at the time of applying for JEE Advanced 2021.

Read | JEE Main 2021 Reservation Criteria

Forgot JEE Main Application 2021 Number?

JEE Main 2021 aspirants who could not remember their JEE Main application number 2021 can follow below steps:-

  • Visit the official website and click on the candidate login window
  • Click on “I can’t access my account” option
  • Further select “ I forgot my JEE Main Application Form Number” option.
  • Candidates will have to provide necessary details such as mother’s name, father’s name, date of birth, security pin and eligibility state.
  • Once the details are submitted, JEE Main aspirants can retrieve their application number.

Forgot the JEE Main 2021 Password?

In case if a candidate forgets JEE Main 2021 password, he/she could retrieve it by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit the official website and click on the candidate login window
  • Then, click on “I can’t access my account” option
  • Select “ I forgot my password” option
  • Select one of the following options to get a new password.
    • Security Question and the answer is chosen during JEE Main registration
    • Verification code sent to the candidate’s registered mobile number
    • Ask to send a reset link to the registered email id

JEE Main Form Correction 2021: Edit JEE Form For Errors

  • Every candidate needs to be extra vigilant while filling the JEE Main Application form 2021 to avoid errors.
  • However, one can visit the official website to correct any information using the correction facility available.
  • From the correction window available, select the “Edit Application Form” option and make necessary changes.
  • At the time of JEE Main form correction, candidates have to pay an additional fee via different modes:
    • Online through credit/debit card/E-wallet/SBI buddy/Paytm
    • One can pay via e-challan generated during online correction by cash at branches of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank

Steps for JEE Main Application Form 2021 Correction

Follow the below-mentioned steps to make any corrections in the application form:

  • Click on the application correction window link at the official website (jeemain.nta.nic.in)
  • Enter JEE Main Application Number, Password and Security code
  • Make the necessary changes
  • Enter the “Submit” Button

JEE Main Application Form Correction – What Can Be Changed? 

  • Personal information: Spelling mistakes in names, parent’s names can be corrected
  • Academic details: Details related to school, year of passing and qualifying exam can be rectified
  • Change of paper: The choice of paper can also be corrected. In case candidates opt for an additional paper, the balance fee needs to be paid
  • Language of Examination: Candidates can change the language of examination from one to other
  • Category: NTA allows candidates to make changes in the category as well
    • Fee will not be refunded if it is changed from general to reserved
    • Candidate need to pay balance fee it the category is changed from reserved to general
  • Exam Centers: Students can even change the exam centres

Application Fee for Form Correction

Candidates need to pay an additional fee if they make the following corrections:

  • If additional papers are selected by the candidate, OR
  • If the candidate has changed his/her category from reserved to general (OPEN).

How to check the size of the image?

The below steps ensures that the uploaded images are as per the guidelines or not:

  • Right-click on the image to be uploaded
  • Click on the properties of the image
  • On the properties window, click on the Details tab and view the dimensions of the image

Scope of changing exam centre city

  • NTA has expanded the scope of editing JEE Main exam centre from this year itself owing to COVID 19 and subsequent lockdown.
  • For the majority of candidates who might be stuck in a particular city, this editing option has been the need of the hour.
  • JEE Main Application Correction window was opened till 20th July 2021.

JEE Main Application Form 2021 FAQs

Ques: What is the procedure for payment of JEE Main 2021 Registration Fees?

Last updated on December 18th, 2020 at 11:33 am

Ans: JEE Main 201 candidates can pay the registration fee in online mode only. For online payment, one can opt for debit card / credit card / netbanking / UPI. GST charges will be applicable as well. There is no other alternative to pay the JEE Main 2021 Application fee offline or via cash.
Ques: How to download the admit card?

Last updated on August 21st, 2020 at 06:00 pm

Ans: Admit cards will be available a few days before the schedule of the examination. Registered candidates can log in with username, password or date of birth at the official website for JEE Main to obtain admit card.

Ques: Can the registration form be corrected after submission?

Last updated on August 21st, 2020 at 06:00 pm

Ans: Yes, NTA has provided a provision to edit certain parameters upto a deadline. One can edit almost every detail including the exam center. Visit the official website for details.

Ques. On what basis can the JEE Main Application Form get rejected?

Last updated on September 21st, 2020 at 01:37 pm

Ans. An incomplete application form can be rejected due to absence of photo, signature or payment of fees. Also, the form can be rejected due the unclear photo or signature.

Ques.Is it possible for me to apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning paper in JEE Main 2021?

Last updated on November 23rd, 2020 at 11:48 am

Ans. Yes, it is possible to apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning paper simultaneously.

When will JEE Main 2021 Phase 1 Exam Be Conducted?

Last updated on January 29th, 2021 at 01:41 pm

JEE Main 2021 Phase 1 will be conducted from 23 – 26th February 2021.

When will JEE Main 2021 Phase 2 Exam Be Conducted?

Last updated on January 29th, 2021 at 01:42 pm

JEE Main 2021 Phase 2 will be conducted from 15 – 18th March 2021.

When will JEE Main 2021 Phase 3 Exam Be Conducted?

Last updated on January 29th, 2021 at 01:42 pm

JEE Main 2021 Phase 3 will be conducted from 27 – 30th April 2021.

When will JEE Main 2021 Phase 4 Exam Be Conducted?

Last updated on January 29th, 2021 at 01:43 pm

JEE Main 2021 Phase 4 will be conducted from 24 – 28th May 2021.

Will NTA re-open JEE Main Application Form 2021?

Last updated on January 29th, 2021 at 01:57 pm

Yes, NTA will open JEE Main Application Window for a short period after results of February, March and April 2021 sessions of JEE Main. Candidates who wish to apply can do so during this period.

Will JEE Main 2021 Syllabus Be Reduced?

Last updated on January 29th, 2021 at 02:10 pm

No, NTA has not reduced the JEE Main 2021 Syllabus. However, as per new exam pattern 15 numerical questions will be optional. 10 Numerical value questions will be provided in each Subject – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics – out of which 5 have to be attempted.