National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the JEE Main 2021 exam dates

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National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the JEE Main 2021 exam dates

The Joint Entrance Examination or JEE mains is a pedestal for students to get admission into top engineering colleges of India. Such entrance exams are considered the most difficult exam across the globe, every student from the beginning of his or her higher secondary classes start preparing for such exam to clear them with a good rank because most of the students have a clear vision about the engineering discipline which he or she wants to pursue during the engineering course, the only struggle with one major question in his or her minds is to get an engineering degree from the top engineering Institutes of Central India. With the passion to pursue engineering and get admission into colleges where students enhance their skills and increased knowledge, an industry-oriented approach and grab an opportunity into widely recognized core companies on a good designation and handsome packages are the major reason behind such examinations. But the competition is also high because the industry demands are also high to hire a candidate for the roles and responsibilities.

The examinations play a vital role in the career of students therefore in the pandemic situation of COVID-19,2020 the JEE mains exams were conducted under the authority's assurance and all necessary precautions would be taken during the exams to keep lakhs of candidates safe. The COVID- 19 may continue for a year more after 2020 as well, but “Education should be opened up because no student going to wait for another year. Therefore during the Covid-19 pandemic, the JEE Mains was conducted on the time frame between September 1 to September 6, 2020. But many students due to the strong possibility of getting affected by COVID-19 did not appear in examinations.

The HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal announced that  "The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains exams four times a year starting February 2021,  The first session of the examination are going to be held between 23rd -26th February and the results are also going to be declared within five days from the last date of the examination conducted".

In the year 2021 JEE Main has come up with some changes so let's see such changes that are mentioned below:


Exam Date and Schedule
The registration process for the February cycle of JEE main exams has started on 16 December 2020. This time the students should be very clear while filling the details in the registration process because NTA already mentioned in the guidelines that no alteration or modification is possible after submitting the application form by students. The fees of exams paid online up to January 17. Students are required to pay a fee for all sessions at the same time.



Exam Dates are -

1). February 23 to 26, 2021

2). March 15 to 18, 2021

3). April 27 to 30, 2021

4). May 24 to 28, 2021

NTA will examine two shifts in a single day that is in Shift-1 and Shift-2


Timings for First Shift

Timings for Second Shift


Examination Timings

09:00 am to 12:00 pm

03:00pm to 06:00 pm


Entry at examination centre/ Biometric registration / manual recrds/attendace and photogrphas match by invigilator/ frisking / cross checking of admit cards/ documentation verification.

07:30am to 08:30 am

02:00pm to 02:30 pm


Instructions by Invigilator

08:30 am to 08:50 am

02:30 pm to 02:50 pm


Log in time for studendts to read instructions carefully

8:50 AM

2:50 PM


Exam starts

9:00 AM

3:00 PM




JEE Exam Pattern
As per NTA Guidelines this year in 2021 the changes are also made in the exam pattern of JEE Mains  in which students will be given a choice to answer 75 questions out of 90 questions —Paper 1 (B.E. /B. Tech. in CBT mode only) in Computer Based Test, Paper 2A (B.Arch): Mathematics (Part-I) and Aptitude Test (Part-II) in CBT mode only and Drawing Test (Part-III) in pen & paper (offline) mode, to be attempted on a drawing sheet of A4 size, Paper 2B (B.Planning): Mathematics ..of A4 size, Paper 2B (B.Planning): Mathematics (Part-I), Aptitude Test (Part-II)and Planning Based Questions (Part-III) in CBT mode only.

  • Admit Card Date

The authorities have notified that the admit cards will release and available in the first week of February 2021. As per NTA, guidelines candidates will be able to download their JEE Main 2021 admit card through the official website by entering their application number and password/date of birth.

The HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal mentioned that “Such a move will ensure that students don't miss out on opportunities due to clash of exams or due to the Covid-19 situation at present.”