JEE Main Application Process 2021 - February, March, April, and May Session

Last Modified: 09 Jun 2024

Currently, the JEE Main 2021 April session application process is active. The online application process was started on 25th March 2021 and can be submitted till 4th April 2021. This year, the examination is being conducted four times in February, March, April, and May. Those who wish to appear for the engineering entrance exam can register their entries for JEE Main 2021 application process through the official website. Candidates will be able to fill and submit their JEE Main 2021 application form for two papers 1 (BE/BTech), paper 2 (BArch and BPlan). Below you can check the complete details on how to fill the JEE Main 2021 application form along with the eligibility requirements and syllabus pattern.

Important Points to Keep In Mind (Before Filling Application Form)

  • Before going ahead with the registration process, candidates are advised to check their eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2021.
  • More than this keeps all the necessary documents (digital passport-size photograph and signature in specified format and size) ready.
  • The required registration fee will be paid through the online mode (via credit card and debit card); hence, preserve the banking details.
  • Two times commencement of the exam ultimately leads to two times registrations.
  • Candidates can choose their dates and slots (8 sittings).
  • Exam to be held in the CBT mode.
  • 258 exam centres, including 10 international venues.
  • PTC (Practice Training Centres) can be accessed by candidates on Saturdays and Sundays at designated schools and colleges for free of charge.
  • The better score of the two exams would be considered for admission.

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JEE Main April 2021 Online Application Form Submission -

You will have 6 simple steps to fill in the online application form. The steps are well-elaborated below.

  • Step I - Click on the ‘Fill Application Form’ button on the JEE Main home page.
  • Step II - Filling in the fields
  • Step III - Mobile number and email ID verification through OTP
  • Step IV - Uploading documents
  • Step V - Application fee payment
  • Step VI - Take the printout of the confirmation page

Let’s understand the complete process step-by-step -

Step I – Registration (authentication through aadhaar details):

Step 1 requires candidates to register for the exam through an aadhaar card. Remember, aadhaar card is mandatory to appear in the 2021 JEE Main exam.

  • Visit the official website or
  • Click on the ‘Apply for JEE (Main) – 2021’ link. 
  • Read the instructions carefully before selecting the ‘Proceed to Apply Online’ button
  • This section would ask you to provide details like nationality, state of eligibility, DOB, name of the applicant, aadhaar card number or identification number, gender, identification type and state of the 12th standard school.

Step II - Filling in the Fields:

Details that you need to provide as per the application form –

Exam Details

Personal Details

Academic Details

Address Details

Guardian Details

Applying for

Candidate’s Name

School Board

Home address


Examination Mode

Parents’ name (Father/Mother)

Passing year of Class 10th

Email ID


Centre or Venue


Passing year of Class 12th

Contact Number

Income per annum

Medium of the Exam


Percentage of Class XII




State of Eligibility





Home Address









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Before clicking on the ‘SUBMIT’ button, it is advised to review all the entries and ensure that they are correct. Edit the fields that have incorrect data and then head to the next step.

Choose Password for Future Login: After giving out all the details, candidates will be asked to create a password and security pin for future logins. How to choose the password?

  • It should be 8 to 13 characters long with at least one upper case alphabet, one numeric value, one special character (&^#$@!) and one lower case alphabet.

Documents Required:

  • DOB proof
  • Certificate of Class X and XII exam
  • Certificate of caste
  • Valid mobile number and email ID
  • Domicile certificate

Step III – Mobile Number and Email ID Verification through OTP:

The next step would take you through the verification process. The mobile number and the email ID will be verified through One Time Password. An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number and email ID. Acknowledge and verify both modes for future communication.

Step IV – Uploading Documents (Signature and Photograph):

To upload the documents, make sure that you have got the right format and size ready. The scanned images of your photograph and signature along with the signature of your father or mother or guardian need to be submitted by clicking ‘Upload Scanned Images’. The specifications of the documents are mentioned underneath.

Specifications of Uploading Documents -

Candidates are advised to adhere to the size and format of the requisite documents. Failing to keep up the desired format or size would lead to the cancellation of the application form. To avoid rejection, take a look at the particulars given below –



A recent coloured photograph without spectacles

It should be the applicant’s signature, not anyone else

It must carry the name of the candidate and the date of the photo taken

Signature should be done on white paper

Dimension should be 3.5cm x 4.5cm

Draw a rectangle of 3.5cm x 1.5cm and then sign inside the drawn box

Size must be 10KB to 200KB

Scan and crop the signature

The format of the photograph should be JPEG or JPG

Dimension should be 3.5cm x 1.5cm

It should be clear, bright and clean

Size must be 4KB to 30KB


The format of the photograph should be JPEG or JPG

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Step V – Application Fee Payment:

This phase will commence after you have successfully uploaded the scanned documents. The JEE Main 2021 application fee structure requires the applicants to release the application fee payment through the online mode.

  • Online payment involves the usage of credit card, debit card, e-challan, etc. Candidates paying through the e-challan must ensure that the payment is made in the Canara, ICICI and Syndicate bank in cash.
  • Payment through money order, IPO, DD, etc. Will be rejected.
  • The application fee once paid won’t be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Additional service charges and GST will be charged on fee payment. Here are the details:

Mode of Payment


Service/Processing Charges (GST applicable @ 18%)

Net Banking


₹ 5.00+GST

Other Banks

Debit Card

SBI or other banks


Credit Card


0.80% of fee + GST (minimum ₹ 11/-)


3.50% of fee + GST (minimum ₹ 11/-)

Cash Deposit through e-challan

SBI branches (only in India)





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JEE Main Fee Classification -

There are different exam fee set for different papers and candidates appearing in different venues. Candidates applying for Paper I, i.e. admission to B.Tech/B.E. programmes are required to pay a different amount than that of those who are appearing in Paper-II, i.e. admission to B.Arch/B.Planning courses. Anyone applying for both Paper I and Paper II will have to pay a larger amount. Go through the JEE Main 2021 fee classification below to know how much you are going to pay for your preferred courses.

Application Fee in India -



Application Fee




Paper I or II

INR 500 (for men)

INR 250 (for women)

INR 250 (for men)

INR 2500 (for women)


Paper 1 & 2

INR 900 (for men)

INR 450 (for women)

INR 450 (for women)

INR 450 (for women)

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Application Fee in International Exam Centres -



Application Fee



Paper 1 or 2

INR 2000 (for male candidates)

INR 1000 (for female candidates)

INR 1000 (for male candidates)

INR 1000 (for female candidates)

Paper 1 & 2

INR 3000 (for male candidates)

INR 1500 (for female candidates)

INR 1500 (for male candidates)

INR 1500 (for female candidates)

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How to Check Fee Payment Status?

What sometimes happens, due to technical glitches the payment doesn’t get through successfully. Since this can happen to anyone, just be wise and check the status of fee payment at the NTA official website. If it shows ‘OK’, you will be able to get a printout of the confirmation or acknowledgement page. What if the status shows ‘Not Ok’? Here’s what you should do –

  • Check whether the fee is paid through e-challan by depositing cash, get in touch with the particular bank and update the status on the web portal.
  • In case, you have paid through a credit or debit card and the status is still not okay, be assured that you are going to get a refund. The transaction is not successful, and you will receive the amount back to the original mode of payment within 7-10 days. It is advised to make the payment once again and recheck the status.

Step VI - Take the printout of the confirmation page

After the application fee status is ‘OK’, take a print of the confirmation page for future reference. Candidates are not required to send the hardcopy of the confirmation page to NTA.

JEE Main 2021 Application Correction:

The good thing is that NTA will give you one more chance to correct the errors. The JEE Main application correction window for the April session exam 2021 will remain open for 4th April 2021.

JEE Main Admit Card 2021

Admit cards for all the sessions will be released separately. The JEE Main 2021 admit card for the April session will be released before the exam. There is no information on the admit card release date. Candidates must keep a check on the official website for the same. The admit cards can be downloaded using the application number and password.

Sneak Peek into JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2021 -

Several key factors determine the eligibility criteria of JEE Main. Candidates who meet all the prescribed requirements including nationality, age limit, and education qualification will be able to fill up the application form.

Education Qualification - Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised board in 2019, 2020 and appearing in 2021. No minimum pass percentage is required.

Age Limit - No age limit

JEE Main 2021 Exam Schedule (April Session) –

JEE Main 2021 April Edition Events

Important Dates

Registration starts

25th March 2021

Last date to submit application form

4th April 2021

Edification in particulars

4th April 2021

Admit card available

To be notified

Exam commences

  • 27th April 2021 to 30th April 2021
  • 24th May 2021 to 28th May 2021
  • 23rd February 2021 to 26th February 2021 (conducted successfully)
  • 15th March 2021 to 18 March 2021 (conducted successfully)

Announcement of result

May 2021

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Keep Track of JEE Main Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2021:

Aspirants who wish to get into the best engineering colleges of India must clear the Joint Entrance Examination. To crack the exam, you need to brush up with the exam pattern and syllabus. The online test will have two papers – Paper I and Paper-II.

  • The first paper is conducted for B.E/B. Tech admission and covers Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
  • The second paper is held for B.Planning/B.Arch admission. It comprises Mathematics and Aptitude Test.

To have a detailed view of JEE Main syllabus and exam pattern, click here

About NTA JEE Main 2021:

A screening cum eligibility/ entrance test for admission to UG courses in engineering and technological institutes, the Joint Entrance Examination Main is held four times by the National Testing Agency. This brings a wide range of opportunities and more chances to the aspirants and also helps them bring out the best (while reducing stress). The exam will be held in the online (computer-based) mode, in multiple sittings. Scores of students in different sittings will be equated using standardisation techniques.

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