JEE Main 2021 Slot Booking - Procedure to Book Exam City and Check Exam Shift & Date

Published on : 28th March 2021    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
IIT JEE Main Exam

The National Testing Agency (NTA) does not provide any provision for slot booking. And, since there is no slot booking facility, the exam date and timings for the JEE Main 2021 exam will be allotted randomly. However, for the exam centres, candidates will get an option to provide their preferences while filling the application forms. NTA make sure to allot the centres as per the preferences provided by the candidates.

Till the year 2018, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main was conducted through both offline and online modes. The online mode exam was conducted in multiple shifts on more than one day. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the then exam conducting authority, provides an option to the candidates for selecting the time date and shift for their online exam - the slot booking process. Read the complete article to know about the slot booking process.

What is JEE Main Slot Booking?

JEE Main slot booking is the process of booking the date and shifts for the online examination. Successfully registered candidates are required to book the slots for the examination as per their preference from the available choices. The slots are allotted on a first-come-first-served basis. Here is the process of slot booking:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Log-in with your user Id and password.
  • Select from the available slots by picking up a date, shift, and timing for the examination.
  • Submit your choice to confirm the slot booking process.
  • Take a print of the confirmation page.

Available Application Forms

JEE Main 2021 Slot Booking

Q: Will there be slot booking for JEE Main 2021 Exam?

No, NTA has discontinued the slot booking process from 2019 onwards. NTA will be allotting the exam slot to candidates on a random basis using computer software. Candidates will only be able to provide preferences for exam city while filling the application form.

The JEE Main 2021 registrations are over and there will be no slot booking. The new examination conducting authority, NTA, has scrapped the slot booking process from the year 2019 onwards. As per the new pattern, the candidate will not have the choice of selecting the exam slots. Instead, the exam conducting authority will be responsible for allocating the date, shift, and timing for the JEE Main exam. The allotment will be done through computer software on a random basis. A lot of other changes have also been introduced from the 2019 exam onwards which we will check out ahead in the article.

Changes Introduced from the JEE Main 2019 Exam

  • CBSE will no longer conduct the exam. The new examination authority will be the National Testing Agency (NTA).
  • The exam will be conducted only through online mode.
  • The exam will be conducted twice a year i.e. in January and April. The result will be announced on the basis of the best of the two marks.
  • The exam will be held in two shifts and eight sittings.
  • Slot booking facility has been revoked. Exam timings and dates will be allotted by the NTA.

How to Get details about Exam Date and Timing?

Now that the slot booking facility has been closed, candidates can know about their exam date and shift through their admit cards. The admit cards for all the sessions will be released separately. The time and venue of the examination will be informed through the admit card. NTA will allocate the exam centres, date, and timing through computer software which will be mentioned on their admit cards.

Admit cards are the entry tickets for appearing in the JEE Main examination. Candidates can download the same from the official website. The dates for downloading the admit cards are announced online at the official NTA website. Here are the other important dates related to the exam and steps to access the admit card.

JEE Main 2021 - Important Dates

JEE Main 2021 Events

February Session Exam Dates

March Session Exam Dates

April Session Exam Dates

May Session Exam Dates

Application releases

16th December 2020

1st March 2021

25th March 2021

Not announced yet

Closing date to submit the form

16th January 2021

6th March 2021

4th April 2021

Not announced yet

Admit card download

11th February 2021

11th March 2021

Not announced yet

Not announced yet

JEE Main Exam

23rd to 26th February 2021

16th to 18th March 2021

27th to 30th April 2021

24th to 28th May 2021

Exam Shifts

First Shift - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Second Shift - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Result announcement dates

8th March 2021

25th March 2021

Not announced yet

Not announced yet

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Steps to Download the JEE Main Admit Card

Admit cards can be downloaded from the official website for different sessions. Candidates need to follow the steps provided below:

  • Visit the official JEE Main website.
  • Click on the link for JEE Main admit card 2021.
  • Enter the details asked for to log-in.
  • Your admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Check it, download, and take a print

The date, shift, timing, and venue for the exam will be mentioned on the JEE Main admit card and candidates are required to report for the exam as per the mentioned schedule. Any request for a change in the exam schedule will not be accepted.

JEE Main 2021 Slot Booking - Important Reminders

  • JEE Main slot booking process has been discontinued from 2019 onwards.
  • Candidates won’t be able to select exam slots through the online application process. They can only provide choices (4) for exam city.
  • NTA will be allotting the exam slots on a random basis.
  • Any changes in the exam shift and timings will not be done.

About JEE Main

The JEE Main exam is conducted every year as a national level engineering entrance exam for admission to B.E. and B.Tech. courses offered by 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 23 CFTIs. Those who pass JEE Main can appear for the JEE Advanced exam for admission to engineering courses offered by the 23 IITs. The exam is held for two papers - Paper-1 for B.Tech./B.E. and Paper-2 for B.Arch. courses. Institutes under state government and private institutes can also use JEE Main ranks for admissions. From 2021 onwards, the exam is being conducted online in four sessions. However, the result will be declared on the basis of marks of only one session (the best score.) With two sessions, candidates will get a chance to work on their mistakes and improve performance. It will also decrease the number of drop-years.

We hope the above article has provided answers to all your queries related to JEE Main slot booking.


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