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JEE Main 2020 Day 1: Students Take Exam With Masks; Review JEE Main Paper Analysis

Last updated on September 1st, 2020

It is 1st September and the top sought exam has now begun. JEE Main 2020 is being conducted with Paper 2 of B.Arch and Paper 3 of B.Planning on Day 1. In the past, there has been a lot of petitions, and opposition on conducting JEE Main 2020. But now the first shift of the exam has started from 9 AM to 12 PM. JEE Main Shift 2 will begin from 3 PM to 6 PM.

The number of JEE Main Exam Centres were also increased with 605 centres for B.Tech/B.E. Paper and 489 centres for B.Arch and B.Planning Paper. The JEE Main COVID-19 Advisory was released along with JEE Main Admit Card.

NTA has assured strict adherence to the guidelines and social distancing inside and outside the exam halls. Thermal Screening and frisking with hand-held metal detectors (without touching) is conducted at entry points.

Since, the first day is only for B.Arch and B.Planning paper, few students are being seen outside exam halls. However, many students are unable to take the exams due to unavailability of public transportation services. To help the students of Mumbai and Delhi, IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi Alumni have come forward by creating ‘EduRide’ Platform where students can request for assistance to travel to exam centres.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Schedule

Students have been instructed to report in staggered time slots to prevent any large crowds outside the exam halls. Here is the exam schedule for JEE Main 2020-

Activity Morning Shift Afternoon Shift
Examination Timings 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (12:30 PM for B.Plan) 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (6:30 PM for B.Plan)
Entry at Exam Centre Begins 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Frisking and Admit Card Checking 8 AM to 8:30 AM 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Gate Closing 8.30 AM 2.30 PM
Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall 8:45 AM 2:45 PM
Instructions by the Invigilators 8:45 AM to 8:55 AM 2:45 PM to 2:55 PM
Exam Commences 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Exam Ends 12:00 PM (12:30 PM for B.Plan) 6:00 PM (6:30 PM for B.Plan)

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis

Students will be providing their review of the B.Arch and B.Planning paper conducted in two shifts on Day 1 of JEE Main. The JEE Main Paper Analysis from students will help determine how easy or difficult the other shifts of JEE Main might be.

Soon after all the shifts of JEE Main are concluded on 6th September, NTA will release the JEE Main Answer Keys, a few days before the announcement of JEE Main Results (tentatively on 11th September).

JEE Main Day 1 Students’ Analysis: B.Arch Paper

Shift 1 of B.Arch paper was concluded at 12 noon. The B.Arch Paper Analysis by students have been provided below-

  • Mathematics section was decently hard.
  • Hyperbola, Measurements, 3-D Geometry were major topics asked in the Maths section.
  • The Drawing and Aptitude section was comparatively easier.
  • Questions were asked only from Class 11th and 12th syllabus.

Students stated that all COVID-19 guidelines were followed outside and inside exam halls. NTA had made sure sanitizers were available at all checkpoints. Social distancing was maintained by students and staff.

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

Last updated on August 24th, 2021

NTA will conduct the JEE Main 2021 exam in February, March, April and May 2021 in about 660 JEE Main Exam Centre’s. JEE Main Exam Centre’s 2021 have been set up in over 329 cities in India and 8 cities abroad. Exam Dates for Candidates affected by rain in Maharashtra regions has been released and the exams are on 3rd and 4th August 2021. NTA released the official notice regarding the exam dates for the Bahrain candidates who were unable to attend exam due to lockdown and the exam dates are 3rd, 4th, 5th August 2021. Download Admit Card here

Latest Update:

Exam Dates have been released for both the candidates who were unable to attend the exam due to rain in Maharashtra regions (Ratnagiri, Palghar, Kolhapur, Raigad, Sangli, Ratnagiri, and Satara) for session 3 and due to lockdown in Bahrain region for session 1 exam. Candidates can download the Admit cards and can find the Exam center in that. Check how to download Admit card

NTA has finally released the JEE Main Exam Dates for April and May sessions, which were postponed earlier. Session 3 (April) is scheduled from 20 to 25 July, while Session 4 (May) is scheduled from 27 July to 2 August 2021. Candidates can apply for both the sessions or either of them through JEE Main Application Form. There is no gap between the two sessions.

  • Exam cities for the two sessions – April and May – have been increased from 232 to 334.
  • JEE Main Exam centers in every shift have been increased from 660 to 828.
  • The total number of candidates who have already registered for various sessions is given below-
    • April session – 6.80 lakh
    • May session – 6.09 lakh

Must Check-

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.

Also Read | JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Centers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.