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[Latest] NTA Re-Opens JEE Main Application Window; Answer Key and Response Sheet Released For February 2021 Session
Last updated on March 2nd, 2021
NTA has re-opened the JEE Main 2021 Application Forms for the upcoming sessions i.e. March, April and May 2021. The dates for registration are 2nd to 6th March only. Previously, NTA had notified that the application window will reopen briefly after results of each JEE Main 2021 session. But it came as a sudden shock to many students, who were waiting for JEE Main Results and Answer Keys.
Along with the re-opening of the application window, NTA has also stated that the JEE Main Form Correction Window will not be opening after 6th March due to limited time frame. So, candidates are advised to properly fill the application form, without making any mistakes.
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Provisional Answer Keys and Response Sheets Released For Feb 2021
In addition to the above announcements, NTA released the provisional JEE Main Answer Keys for February 2021 session. Response sheets of candidates have also been released which they can check by logging in to the official website.
- Candidates can challenge the answer key by paying INR 200 / question challenged. This amount is non-refundable even if the challenge is accepted.
- The window to challenge/view the answer key is open from 1st to 3rd March 2021 only.
- Based on the revisions, final JEE Main Answer Key will be released later on by NTA.
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Procedure To Check Answer Keys
Candidates can check their responses and correct answers thereof using the steps below-
- Open the official website of JEE Main 2021.
- Click on the button – “Display Question ….. February 2021 Session”
- A new login window will open. Candidates can login using application number and password OR application number and DOB.
- Enter the details and click on Submit/Login.
- You can now check the responses and respective correct answers to questions.
NTA successfully conducted JEE Main 2021 February session from 23rd to 26th Feb. Students and expert analysis has been out for all the shifts. Aspiring candidates can check the JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis.
JEE Main 2021 Begins With B.Arch and B.Planning Papers; Check Exam Analysis, Difficulty of Mathematics Section
Last updated on August 24th, 2021
The February session of JEE Main 2021 has commenced today i.e. 23rd February. As per the official data, 6.60 lakh candidates have registered for February 2021 session. About 6.5 lakh candidates will appear for B.Tech Paper (Paper 1). While, 63,065 candidates will appear for Paper 2A and 2B i.e. B.Arch and B.Planning papers respectively.
The Papers 2A and 2B were conducted on 23rd February 2021. Candidates were required to appear at exam centers while following proper COVID-19 guidelines. The JEE Main Admit Card 2021 also includes a declaration which students must sign and submit at the examination centre.
JEE Main B.Arch Paper Analysis – 23rd Feb 2021 (Shift 1)
Mixed reactions were taken from students who appeared for the Paper 2A and 2B. First reactions from the candidates say that the JEE Main B.Arch paper was easy to moderate. Given below is the JEE Main Paper Analysis for Shift 1-
- Mathematics section was easy as reported by most candidates.
- Aptitude section was moderate. Some students said it was more difficult than Mathematics.
- Drawing section is subjective so usually questions are easier. However, the marking scheme for the drawing part varies depending on the performance of a candidate.
- Experts have also reviewed the B.Arch paper of Shift 1. The JEE Main Cut Off 2021 might go higher as the number of students are less. Paper was a bit difficult according to the level of questions asked. However, students reported it was easier than previous years.
Soon, B.Planning paper will also be conducted. Exam Analysis for Paper 2B will also be updated here. The exam pattern for both papers is given below-
|SUBJECTS||TYPE||MAXIMUM QUESTIONS||MAXIMUM MARKS|
|Total||Mixed||77 questions||400 marks|
|SUBJECTS||TYPE||MAXIMUM QUESTIONS||MAXIMUM MARKS|
|Total||CBT||100 questions||400 marks|
Do note that candidates get options in Numerical Value Type Questions. Total numerical questions in Mathematics would be 10 instead of 5. However, only 5 need to be attempted. NTA will be conducting the B.Tech/B.E. paper from 24th to 26th February and will soon be releasing the JEE Main Answer Keys. Within a few days, JEE Main Results 2021 will be available, tentatively around 1st week of March 2021.
NTA Will Allow Students To Choose JEE Main Exam Date For May 2021 Due To Dates Clash With 12th Boards
Last updated on February 15th, 2021
Soon after the 12th boards date sheet was released by CBSE and other state boards, a lot of students were in shock and worry as the exam dates clashed with the May 2021 session of JEE Main 2021. Multiple students reached out to Dr Ramesh Pokriyal, Education Minister of India, and asked him for help as NTA usually allotted random dates during the exam sessions.
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JEE Main 2021 May session (4th session) will be conducted on 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th May 2021. During these dates, CBSE and few other state boards have also decided to conduct examinations for certain subjects.
In order to avoid any clash, NTA has decided to provide the option to choose an exam date. Given below are some points from the official notice-
- NTA is going to open the JEE Main Application Form 2021 from 3rd May to 12th May 2021 (for May session).
- Candidates will be asked to provide their Class 12th Roll Number and Name of Examination Board such as CBSE, ICSE or respective state boards.
- Those candidates who are appearing for JEE Main 2021 and 12th boards will be required to select ‘Date’ in their online application form. This will be under the heading – “Whether appearing for Board Examination on any of the dates 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th May 2021”.
This will ensure no confusion remains between the students with regards to clash in exam dates. NTA’s early move has been widely appreciated by the students as it will help many students to plan their dates much earlier.
Recently, NTA has also released the JEE Main Admit Cards 2021 for February session. Candidates can download the same here. In order to download the admit card/hall ticket, candidates need to provide application number and date of birth. Any discrepancy in JEE Main Admit Card needs to be reported via NTA helpline numbers only.
Last updated on August 24th, 2021
NTA JEE Main 2021 is scheduled to be conducted from 23rd to 26th February 2021. Candidates who wish to fill the JEE Main Application Form can do so by the 23rd January 2021 (extended). The deadline for application forms was previously 16th January. Candidates can now fill the form, and pay the application fee by 24th January 2021.
Some important FAQs were answered by NTA on multiple queries raised by aspiring students. Candidates who have not filled the form, or have missed filling form for any session can check FAQs here.
- This year, the candidates can take JEE Main Examination in 4 sessions – February, March, April and May 2021. Application Forms will be made available again after results of Feb, March and April sessions.
- B.Arch (Paper 2A) and B.Planning (Paper 2B) will be conducted in February and May 2021 sessions only.
- NTA also changed the exam pattern for candidates, instead of reducing the syllabus. Check Exam Pattern
- JEE Main Form Corrections will commence from 19th January and will close on 21st January. Do ensure if you have made any errors in the application form, correct those during this period.
Will NTA extend JEE Main Application Window?
Any chances of extending the JEE Main Application Window are very less likely. NTA has already notified that the application window will be reopened after the results of each session. They also notified the complete schedule from January to May 2021 for various sessions. Hence, NTA might not extend the application dates for students.
What about CBSE Boards?
Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal has already announced that CBSE Boards will be conducted after May 2021. This directly implies much more importance being given to competitive exams. He also announced that 75% eligibility criteria or top 20 percentile rule is being dropped this year as well. This also means students will be much less worried about their board exams. The dates will not clash either and students can focus calmly on JEE Main 2021 only.
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Last updated on December 30th, 2020
NTA recently released a total of 36 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on JEE Main 2021. They were released on the official website for students who have been confused over how multiple changes in JEE Main 2021 are being incorporated.
The most important change is, of course – 4 sessions. Students are majorly confused about the JEE Main Application Forms of these multiple sessions. To clarify these issues, NTA provided relevant information in their FAQs. We are including some of the most important FAQs below.
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Q1. When can students fill the JEE Main Application Form 2021?
Ans. JEE Main Application Window 2021 is open from 16 December 2020 to 16 January 2021. Fees can be paid online only till 17 January 2021. Register Now
However, the application/registration window will be open again for 3 to 4 days after results of February, March and April sessions. Students can apply for further upcoming sessions through these windows.
Q2. Do candidates have to fill separate Application Forms for each session of JEE Main 2021?
Ans. No, candidates will be required to fill only one application form for JEE Main 2021 for all sessions. Candidates can opt for all/partial sessions now or later on, within the same application form. While filling the JEE Main Application Form for another session later on, candidates need to use the same credentials as the previous session. They will only be required to pay application fee.
Q3. I paid the application fee for a particular session, but do not want to attend that session. Can I get a refund?
Ans. A candidate can get a refund if he/she does not want to attend the session. In this case, the candidate must apply for a refund request only during the application window of that session. Candidates can also carry forward the fee for next session.
Q4. Has the NTA changed JEE Main Syllabus 2021?
Ans. NTA has not changed the JEE Main Syllabus 2021. The syllabus is the same as previous year. Although, the number of numerical questions in each section have been increased from 5 to 10 with any 5 to attempt. This will be provided in the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics section of all papers.
Q5. In which sessions will Paper 2A (B.Arch) and Paper 2B (B.Planning) be conducted?
Ans. Paper 2A and 2B will be conducted only twice a year as before – February and May 2021 sessions only. This is because both papers include Pen and Paper mode for the Drawing section.
Q6. What is the duration of exam for Paper 2A and 2B when attempted together?
Ans. The duration is 3 hours and 30 minutes for Paper 2A and 2B. The shift is fixed from 3 PM to 6:30 PM only.
Q7. Is it compulsory to upload category certificates – Gen-EWS, SC, ST, OBC (NCL) and PwD certificate – in JEE Main Application Form?
Ans. Yes, it is compulsory to upload your respective category and PwD certificate (if applicable). However, candidates who do not have it currently available can upload the printable self-undertaking. However, the original certificate (scanned) has to be uploaded before the end of May 2021. Check JEE Main Reservation Criteria
These were few of the main questions which were important for aspirants. All of the FAQs can be read here. Self-undertaking (Appendix II) can be found at the end of this document.
Last updated on November 27th, 2020
Education Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has given directions to the National Testing Agency for drafting a new syllabus for various entrance exams to be conducted in 2021. The syllabus of JEE Main 2021 and NEET 2021 is also proposed for a relook by the Hon. Education Minister.
The NTA will analyze all aspects across various states and education boards before drafting a fresh syllabus. The ministry will seek views from various stakeholders about conducting the board exams next year.
JEE Main 2021 – Why the call for a fresh syllabus?
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to shorten the syllabus of CBSE 2021 by 30%. Both the Class 10 and Class 12 syllabus will now witness a syllabus reduction because of disruption caused by the pandemic.
As per the Ministry of Education – “It was decided that the NTA will come out with the syllabus for entrance examinations after assessment of the current situation of various boards”. As per sources, reduction in the syllabus may lessen the burden of the students as preparation is hampered due to COVID-19.
With COVID-19, the dynamics have changed drastically; hence, colleges and courses must bring up new changes to meet the demands of today and the future.
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CBSE board secretary Anurag Tripathi assured of conducting the CBSE 2021 exams. The authorities will release the date sheet soon. As per reports, many students have requested to postpone the Class 10 and Class 12 exams next year.
However, it was unclear whether the exams will be conducted in a similar format like the previous year. The time schedule of the exam is not clear as yet. Earlier this week, NTA authorities told PTI that the JEE Main 2021 January session is likely to happen in February rather than in January.
The authorities assured to release the time schedule soon. The JEE Main application process is expected to begin soon. NEET 2021 official dates are awaited. This year, however, the exam got delayed because of COVID-19.
Last updated on November 21st, 2020
In normal circumstances, Joint Entrance Examination i.e. JEE Main is held in two sessions – January and April. However, COVID-19 pushed the academic calendar by over 5 months for students. Even after this disruption, NTA sources have said that JEE Main 2021 January session will be conducted, but in the month of February. Similarly, JEE Main 2021 April session will be delayed by a month and will be conducted in May 2021.
The only official announcement for JEE Main 2021 is on the exam languages which will be included to cover more regional languages. There are some expectations that registrations could begin in this month i.e. November 2020, but that could also be delayed as no official announcement has been done on JEE Main Exam Dates 2021.
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JEE Main 2021 Dual Sessions
The exam is held in two sessions to give a fair opportunity to students. Due to this reason, many students were able to improve their performance in the second session of the exam. So not conducting the JEE Main January session is less likely, but it surely is delayed. As per the sources, they will ‘hopefully’ conduct it by the end of February.
Currently, state boards have been discussing the prospect of conducting the board exams with a slight delay to ensure students get an apt amount of time to complete their exam preparations. Usually, 12th boards are held around March, but this year those could be conducted in April 2021.
NTA has been reviewing a suitable schedule after having word with various state boards. With that being said, the official announcement is likely to come out in a week or 10 days.
Change in JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus
The academic year has reduced to merely a few months after results of the 12th boards of 2020 came out. Soon after that, CBSE announced a 30% reduction in syllabus by 30%. But till date, no such announcement was made for JEE Main or JEE Advanced 2021.
However, Joint Admission Board (JAB), authority for admissions in IITs and formulating rules on JEE Advanced will hold a meeting on 21st November. They will have discussions on various matters one of which will be revision of JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus.
The syllabus will be revised in accordance with CBSE’s reduction in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for 11th and 12th class students. JAB constitutes directors of all the IITs and officials from the Ministry of Education (MHRD). The panel will seek several other agendas in the meeting other than syllabus. IIT Kharagpur will also be handed over the charge of conducting JEE Advanced 2021.
Last updated on September 12th, 2020
It is a day of rejoice for many, and maybe a setback for a few, as the National Testing Agency (NTA) announces the JEE Main 2020 Results today for Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech). NTA successfully conducted JEE Main 2020 between 1st to 6th September 2020. On Day 1, B.Arch and B.Planning Papers were conducted, while from 2nd to 6th Day, B.E/B.Tech Paper was conducted.
The exams were held amid complete COVID-19 Safety Protocols. With the announcement of JEE Main Results for April / September 2020 session, students will be more inclined to know about qualifying JEE Main Cut Off.
- Top 2.5 lakh candidates will also be able to register for JEE Advanced 2020 soon.
- Based on JEE Main Results, JoSAA Counselling will be organised for admission to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.
How To Check JEE Main 2020 Result?
The steps to check the JEE Main April / September 2020 Result are given below-
- Head over to the official website of JEE Main 2020 i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in
- Click on “JEE (Main) 2020 NTA Score Paper 1”.
- Now, enter Application Number, DOB and Security Pin.
- Click on Submit and your scorecard will appear.
- Download this JEE Main 2020 Scorecard as PDF and save it safely for future reference.
Currently, there is no information as to when the JEE Main Scorecard for B.Arch and B.Planning will be released. But it is expected to release soon as the registrations for JEE Advanced will be beginning soon enough.
Last updated on August 26th, 2021
The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, comprising Justices Ravi Deshpande and Pushpa Ganediwala, refused to stay the JEE Main exams. However, they said that students in flood-hit parts of Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region, who have been unable to travel to JEE Main Exam Centres can request National Testing Agency (NTA) and seek for re-examination.
They requested NTA to consider these requests and take a decision after verifying all the facts related to the request. JEE Main 2020 has begun all across the country from 1st September 2020, initially with B.Arch and B.Planning papers.
What Did the High Court Say?
The court said, “This situation is very serious and students should not lose the opportunity without any of their fault. The affected student can apply to NTA through their centre coordinator. NTA will then finalise upon consulting with the district collector within the time period of 15 days.”
What was asked by the petitioner?
The letter to seek postponement was written by Nitesh Bawankar, one of the residents of Bhandara district of Maharashtra. He asked for postponement of JEE Main in flood-hit areas of Nagpur, Amravati, Akola, Gondia, Chandrapur, and Gadchiroli.
On Monday, the court asked Union & State Government and NTA to consider postponing the JEE Main exam due to heavy floods. Due to floods, many students would not be able to take the exam as travelling to exam centres would be impossible.
Last updated on August 27th, 2020
The Director-General of NTA, Dr Vineet Joshi, has assured students in a live interview with DD News that entrance exams like JEE Main 2020 will be conducted in a ‘safe and secure’ manner. He has also said that a detailed plan has been set to conduct the JEE Main and NEET entrance exams.
Even though JEE Main Admit Card 2020 has been released for candidates, there have been requests to postpone the exam from various state governments. Students can download their JEE Main Admit Card from jeemain.nta.nic.in. NTA has also released the NEET 2020 Admit Card on 26th August.
A total of 7.41 lakh candidates out of 8.58 lakh have downloaded the admit cards. Only 332 candidates have requested for change of their centre cities, which are being considered positively. #JEENEET pic.twitter.com/DTzvORkNgn
— DD News (@DDNewslive) August 26, 2020
How Well Is NTA Prepared?
As per the official statement by NTA, 7.41 lakh candidates have downloaded their respective JEE Main Admit Card. Almost 8.58 lakh candidates have registered for the April/September 2020 session.
- In the official press release, NTA also clarified that the number of JEE Main Exam Centres have been increased many folds from 570 to 660. The number of shifts has also been increased from 8 to 12 which has reduced the number of test-takers in each shift.
- As per the official figures, JEE Main 2020 has 120 candidates and each centre instead of 234 last year.
Mr Joshi quoted various points of COVID-19 Safety Protocols for JEE Main 2020 issued by NTA in the interview. He said that further postponement of the entrance exams will hamper the academic year for many students.
He also mentioned about the Odd-Even Rule to be followed at JEE Main Exam Halls. The seating arrangement will be in a manner that students of each shift will sit on alternate systems. Further, first shift candidates will be seated on odd-numbered systems while second shift candidates will be seated on even-numbered systems. This will ensure that on a single day, no two candidates use the same computers.
Here’s the full interview of Dr Vineet Joshi-
The staff and other officials of NTA have been preparing to implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) at the exam centres properly. The JEE Main 2020 Admit Cards will work as travel passes for containment zones.
However, it is yet to see how many students will actually take the JEE Main entrance exam during the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of COVID-19 cases reached a new high of 75,000+ on Thursday with total cases soaring to 33 lakhs in India.