NTA JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates | IIT JEE Main Exam Dates

National Testing Agency announces Exam Dates for JEE Main 2021

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 Notification.  JEE Main is the All India Common Engineering Test conducted every year for admission to undergraduate engineering courses offered at NITs, DTU, IITs, and CFTIs. As per the notification the exam dates are as follows:

Those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2019, 2020, or appearing in 2021 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE (Main) 2021 examination.

Only the top 250,000 candidates (including all categories as per reservation policy) based on performance in JEE (Main), will qualify to appear in the JEE (Advanced) 2021examination.

The JEE (Main) is being conducted in multiple Sessions (February/March/April/May 2021) for admissions in the next academic session. The candidates will thus benefit in the following ways:

  • This will give multiple opportunities to the candidates to improve their scores in the examination if they fail to give their best in the first attempt without wasting their whole academic year.
  • In the first attempt, the students will get first-hand experience of taking an examination and will know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the next time.
  • This will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.
  • If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control, then he/she will not have to wait for one full year.
  • The student’s best of the 2021 NTA Scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.


Dates for JEE Main 2021 Exams



Online Application Process

December 16, 2020

Last date for online application

January 16, 2021

Last date for successful transaction of prescribed application fee)

January 17, 2021

Correction in particulars

January 19 to 21, 2021 (for February Session)

Date for Examinations

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



  • A candidate has the option to apply for one Session or more than one Session (February/March /April /May2021) together and pay exam fee accordingly. In other words, if a candidate wishes to apply only for one Session, he/ she has to pay Examination Fee only for that Session during the current application period and will have the opportunity to apply again for the remaining March/ April / May Sessions.
  • The application window will be re-opened briefly immediately after the declaration of the result of February / March/ April Session.
  • Examination for the May session will be the last Examination for the coming academic year. Fees can also be carried forward to another Session of JEE (Main) 2021.