JEE Main 2021 FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions, Exam Pattern, and Syllabus

JEE Main 2021 FAQs: National Testing Agency has released a fresh notification for the NTA JEE Main 2021 FAQs related. Major changes have been made in the Joint-Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021. As a result, this caused considerable confusion among the students.

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released a notification for taking cognizance of the matter and has released some answers to which is frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Here’s a look at the questions and answers released by the NTA: 

Q. Is it possible for a person willing to apply in one or more sessions?

Answer: Yes, there is an option to do so. However, the person will need to pay the examination fee accordingly.

Q.- When will the application window to apply for JEE (Main)-2021 be available?

The application window to apply for JEE (Main)- 2021 is available between 16.12.2020 (Wednesday) to 16.01.2021 (Saturday). The fees can be paid online upto 17.01.2021
(Sunday). The application window will be opened again for a brief period of 3-4 days after
the announcement of the results of each session.

Q- Can a candidate appear in one session or he has to appear in all four sessions?

Ans- It is completely dependent on the person. He can appear in one or two or three or all four seasons.

Q- Is there an option to pay the fees for all four seasons simultaneously?

Ans- Fees for all four sessions can be paid at once.

Q. Is a candidate required to pay the fee for one session or all four sessions? When does the fee pay?

Fees will have to be paid while filling out the application form. The candidate is required to pay the fees according to the number of sessions he/she has chosen.

Q. Has NTA changed the syllabus of JEE (Main) -2021?

There is no change in the syllabus. However, the question paper has changed. This year the paper will have 90 questions and the candidate has to attempt only 75 questions. For 15 alternative questions, the authorities have decided that they will not have any negative marking.

Q. If a candidate has not applied for the February session, can he apply for the remaining sessions?

Ans: Yes, they can. The application window will open again after the results are declared for the February / March / April sessions.

Q. Q. Will JEE Main 2021 syllabus will reduce?

Ans: Ans- No, the syllabus of JEE (Main) 2021 is the same as that of the last year. However, keeping in view the decision taken by different Boards all over India, NTA has decided that there will be a total of 90 Questions in the Question Paper and the candidate will be required to attempt 75 questions only. There will be no negative marking for 15 optional questions

Question- When will JEE Main 2021 Exam dates be released When will JEE Main 2021 Exam dates be released

Ans- The JEE (Main) -2021 will be conducted in Four Sessions. The tentative date of examinations are as
Session- 1: 23, 24, 25 & 26 February 2021
Session -2: 15, 16, 17 & 18 March 2021
Session -3: 27, 28, 29 & 30 April 2021
Session -4: 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28 May 2021

Q. Can anyone apply for a second session after the result is declared?

Ans: Yes, they can. There will be an opportunity to apply for the next session to be held in the March / April / May sessions.

Q. For each session, is the form required to be filled out separately?

No, the candidate has to fill out an application for all the sessions only.

Q. What are the benefits of JEE (Main) -2021 Multiple Sessions?

Ans: Following are the advantages of multiple sessions in JEE (Main) -2021:
1. Opportunities to improve the score in the exam.
2. Students will have first-hand experience of taking the exam and will know their mistakes which they can rectify the next time they attempt.
3. The probability of quitting one year will be reduced.
4. If a candidate misses the examination due to unavoidable circumstances, he will have one more opportunity.
5. It is not mandatory to be present in all four sessions. But if a person is present in more than one season, only his or her best score will be considered.

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Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main

Welcome to our guide on JEE Main 2021! If you’re aspiring to pursue a career in engineering or architecture in India, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is a crucial stepping stone towards achieving your goals. In this article, we aim to address the most frequently asked questions about JEE Main 2021, providing you with valuable insights and guidance to excel in this highly competitive exam.

What is JEE Main?

JEE Main is a national-level engineering entrance examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in India. It serves as the first stage for admission into prestigious engineering colleges and institutes across the country. The exam assesses the candidates’ aptitude in subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and plays a pivotal role in determining their eligibility for advanced engineering programs.

Eligibility Criteria

To appear for JEE Main 2021, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Age Limit: There is no specific age limit to take the JEE Main examination. However, candidates must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination in the previous or current year.
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must have completed their 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as core subjects.

JEE Main Application Process

To apply for JEE Main 2021, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Main (
  2. Click on the “Apply for JEE Main 2021” link.
  3. Register yourself by providing the required details.
  4. Fill in the application form with accurate personal and academic information.
  5. Upload scanned copies of your recent photograph and signature.
  6. Pay the application fee through the available payment modes.
  7. Submit the application form and take a printout for future reference.

Exam Pattern

Understanding the exam pattern is crucial for effective preparation. Here’s an overview of the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern:

  • Mode: Computer-based test (CBT) for Papers 1 and 2. Paper 2A (B.Arch) has a separate drawing section, which is conducted offline.
  • Duration: 3 hours for Paper 1 and 2A, and 3.5 hours for Paper 2B (B.Plan).
  • Sections: Paper 1 consists of three sections: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Paper 2A includes Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test, while Paper 2B consists of Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning-based questions.
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer in Paper 1 and 2A carries 4 marks, while Paper 2B has different marking criteria for different sections.
  • Negative Marking: There is a provision of negative marking, deducting 1 mark for each incorrect response.

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