JEE Main Application Form

JEE Main application form is mainly released via online mode and candidates have to visit the official website in order to download and fill the form. For 2021, JEE Main application form is being released in several stages as the entrance exam is being conducted in 4 sessions.

For the first session, the JEE Main registration process is beginning on December 16th, 2020. As per the notification shared by NTA the last day to submit the JEE Main 2021 application form online is January 23rd, 2021 (Extended date). The last day to submit the application fee is 24th January 2021. Candidates have to follow the deadline strictly as the exam authority will not entertain any requests after the submission day is over. The details for the rest of the sessions are provided below.

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Meanwhile, candidates have to fill in the JEE Main 2021 application form carefully and they should avoid making mistakes. They have to input details like their name, contact number, category and they have to submit some scanned copies of documents as well for successfully completing the application process. However, candidates before filling the form should go through the JEE Main eligibility criteria defined by the NTA. They should satisfy the criteria and then only they should fill the form. If the requirements are not met then the application will be rejected.

As per the guidelines set by the exam conducting authority, only one JEE Main application form is provided per student. The registration will be cancelled if more than one application form is submitted per student. We will learn more about the whole process and the requirements below.

JEE Main 2021 Application Form: Important Dates

The important dates for JEE Main 2021 registration are usually announced by the governing body. Additionally, the authority also announces when the exam will be conducted. Students can check all the important dates related to the examination from the table mentioned below:

Events Important Dates
Availability of online Application Form / Registration  December 16th, 2020
Last date for the payment of fees January 24th, 2021
Last date to submit the online application form January 23rd, 2021
Commencement of Corrections in the application form January 27th to 30th, 2021 
JEE Main exam dates (Session 1): 23, 24, 25 & 26 February 2021

(Session 2): 15, 16, 17 & 18 March 2021

(Session 3): April 2021 – Postponed – New dates: 20, 22, 25 and 27 July 2021

(Session 4): May 2021 – Postponed – New dates: 26, 27, 31 August – 1, 2 September 2021

JEE Main 2021 – April and May Session Revised Dates

Events 4th Session Exams 3rd Session Exams
Release of JEE Main 2021 Application form July 9, 2021

(Reopened) – August 9, 2021

July 6, 2021
Last date to apply for JEE Main 2021 July 12, 2021 July 8, 2021
Last date to pay the Application fee July 12, 2021

Session 4 (Reopened ) – August 11, 2021 (9.00 PM)

July 8, 2021
Application form corrections July 9 to 12, 2021 July 6 to 8, 2021
JEE Main 2021 exam dates 20, 22, 25 and 27 July 2021 26, 27, 31 August – 1, 2 September 2021

Important Notice for 2021 Registration

I. A candidate has the option to apply for one Session (February) or more than one Session (March /April /May 2021) together and pay the exam fee accordingly. In other words, if a candidate is applying only for February Session, he/she has to pay the Examination Fee only for that Session during the current application period and will have the opportunity to apply again for the March/ April / May Session, when the application window will be re-opened briefly immediately after the declaration of the result of February / March/ April Session.

The fee once paid will not be refunded. However, it can be taken forward to another Session of JEE (Main) 2021. Multiple application forms submitted by a candidate for the same Session(s) will not be accepted at any cost.

II. The fee can be submitted only online through Net Banking, Credit Card or Debit Card, UPI or Paytm Services. Processing charges and GST as applicable are chargeable to the candidate (in addition to the examination fee) by the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway Integrator.

III. For those candidates who would apply for more than one Session of examination (February/March/April/May), may change their Choice of Cities in the correction window, which will be opened in due course under intimation to them through Public Notice for each Session.

IV. The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form will be generated only after successful payment by the Candidate. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, then the candidate may have to approach the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway for ensuring the successful payment or for obtaining the refund.

Documents Required For Filling JEE Main Application Form

Below we have mentioned all the important documents that need to be submitted along with the application form.

  • 10th class documents.
  • 12th class documents.
  • Aadhaar card details.
  • Scanned copies of signature and a passport-sized photograph.
  • Phone number and a valid email ID.
  • Debit card, Credit card or e-Challan details.
  • Bank account number, Ration card number, Passport number, Voter ID card, etc.

Steps To Be Followed While Filling The JEE Main Form

The JEE Main application form has to be filled and submitted online. The following steps should be followed for successfully filling and submitting the application form:

Step 1: JEE Main Registration

The link to JEE Main registration page is usually available as soon as the registration window gets activated on the official website (jeemain.nta.nic.in) of the JEE Main. On the registration page of JEE Main, the following details of the applicant must be entered carefully: Nationality, Identification type, State, Name of the Student, Date of Birth and gender of the applicant. After filling in all the above-mentioned details, enter the security pin and click on the submit button.

Step 2: Filling Of JEE Main Application Form

After successful registration, students will be redirected to the JEE Main application page where the following details have to be entered:

Exam Related Details:

  • In this section, the information related to the medium of question paper, mode of examination and the course for which they are applying is to be provided.
  • Students appearing for offline mode of examination could opt for 4 centres according to their preferences whereas for appearing in the online mode of examination the applicant could opt for only one centre.

Personal Details Of Applicant:

  • In this section, personal information like parents’ name, name, nationality, state of eligibility, date of birth, category, gender, etc.
  • It is mandatory for candidates to enter their Aadhaar number, place of residence and mailing address.

Academic Details:

  • In this section, all the details related to the qualifying examination like their school name, school address, class 10th &and class 12th passing year, etc.
  • Students appearing for the 12th class board exams also have to enter the details of their qualifying examination.

Address Details Of The Applicants:

  • In this section, applicants need to provide their complete address like mobile number, pin code, state, country, email address, etc.

Guardian Details:

  • In this section, all the details of their Guardians and parents like occupation, qualification, annual income details, etc.

Password Creation: Before submitting the JEE Main form the students need to set a password that would be required in the future for signing in to the portal. The students also need to remember their answers to security questions which will be helpful in recovering their password in case if they forget it. Also, note down the system-generated Application No.

Candidates should ensure that their email address and mobile number to be registered in their online application form are their own. This is important because relevant/important information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the registered e-mail address and/or through SMS on the registered mobile number only. NTA shall not be responsible for any non-communication/miscommunication with a candidate in the email address or mobile number given by him/her other than his/her

Step 3: Uploading Of Scanned Documents

The Applicants need to upload the scanned images of their signature and recently clicked passport sized photograph with the following specifications:

Specifications Signature Photograph
File Format JPEG/JPG JPEG/JPG
Dimensions 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
Size 4 KB to 30 KB 10 KB to 200 KB

The signature of the applicant should be clearly visible and it should match with the signature of the applicant in class 10th and 12th certificates. The photograph of the applicant should be black and white or coloured along with clear contrast. The photograph must have the name of the applicant along with the date of clicking. Polaroid photographs or photographs with cap or goggles are not acceptable. After uploading the scanned documents the applicants can review their application form by clicking on the Review button. After making all the changes the applicants could proceed with the payment options.

Step 4: Payment Of JEE Main Application Fee

For making the payment, the applicants need to submit the details of either credit or debit card followed by the Submit button. Application or registration fees for JEE Main form can also be paid through e-Challan.

JEE Main 2021 Application Form: Fee Structure

The fee structure for both online and offline modes of examination is given below:

Fee payable for JEE (Main) –2021

(through Credit Card /Debit Card (except Master/Visa Card) / Net-

Banking/UPI)

Type of Candidate In India (Fee in Rs.) Outside India (Fee in Rs.)
Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech or

Paper 2A: B. Arch or

Paper 2B: B.Planning

General/Gen-EWS/

OBC(NCL)

Male 650 3000
Female 325 1500
SC/ST/PwD Male 325 1500
Female 325 1500
Transgender 325 1500
Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech & Paper 2A: B. Arch or

Paper 1: B.E./B. Tech & Paper 2B: B. Planning 

or

Paper 1: B.E./B.Tech, Paper 2A: B. Arch & Paper 2B :

B.Planning 

or

Paper 2A: B. Arch & Paper 2B: B.Planning

General/Gen-

EWS/OBC(NCL)

Male 1300 6000
Female 650 3000
SC/ST/PwD Male 650 3000
Female 650 3000
 

Transgender

 

650

 

3000

Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

Step 5: Take A Print Out Of The Confirmation Page

After the payment of application fees, the candidates can download and take a printout of the acknowledgement page for future references. If applicants have made an error while filling the JEE Main form, then, in that case, the applicants are allowed to correct their mistakes online. However, the applicants are not allowed to change their mode of examination from Online to Offline mode and except that, the applicants would be allowed to change all other details.

JEE Main Application Form Correction

The correction process of JEE Main online application is normally initiated by the conducting body on their official website. The applicants can now edit their personal data or any incorrect and incomplete information in their application forms on the official link jeemain.nic.in. The applicants can even upload fresh images if the previously uploaded images have an evident issue.

Also Read: JEE Main Admit Card

Important Instructions For The Correction Process

Any changes in the application form can be made only once, therefore, the applicants must follow all the guidelines carefully before updating their JEE Main application forms. The applicants, however, cannot change their mode of examination from online to offline mode of examination. The applicants must ensure that all the information updated is as per the guidelines prescribed to avoid rejections of their updated application forms.

The dates to make changes in the application form will be announced by the exam authority. The applicants need to pay an additional fee for making corrections in their application forms. The payment can be done online through debit cards, credit cards or e-wallets and offline through e-challans at Canara, Syndicate, and ICICI Banks within the above-mentioned time frame.

Things Candidates Should Keep Ready Before Filling The Form

There are certain things that candidates need to do or rather keep some documents ready before filling in the JEE Main online application form. Some of them include:

  • PC with a good internet connection.
  • Details of qualification.
  • Scanned copy of passport photograph. It has to be clear, in JPG/JPEG format and the image size has to be between 10 kb–200 kb.
  • Digital copy of the candidate’s signature in JPG/JPEG format with the image size between 4 kb–30 kb.
  • Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) and the file size: 50kb to 300KB).
  • PwD certificate (file size: 50kb to 300kb) in jpg/jpeg format.
  • Working e-mail id.
  • Valid mobile number.
  • A printer to print the confirmation page.

About JEE Main

JEE Main is the 1st stage of IIT JEE and is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards. The students are granted admissions based on their performance in this exam. Students are admitted into various undergraduate courses which are offered by the NITs, IIITs, GFTIs solely on the basis of scores obtained in the examination. Due to the vastness of the syllabus and the level of competition, it is considered one of the toughest competitive examinations at the undergraduate level and in India. Alternatively, it is also the qualifying exam for students who want to appear for JEE Advanced 2021 which is the second phase after Main.

JEE Main Statistics

There has been a decline in the total number of students registering for the examination from the year 2014 to 2017. The detailed list of the total number of students who appeared for JEE Main from the year 2013 to 2020 is mentioned below:

Year Total Students registered For JEE Main
2020 9.34 Lakhs
2019 9.41 Lakhs
2018 10.43 Lakhs
2017 12.98 Lakhs
2016 12.07 Lakhs
2015 13.03 Lakhs
2014 13.56 Lakhs
2013 12.82 Lakhs


Frequently Asked Questions on JEE Main Application Form

What is the application process for JEE Main?

Candidates can apply for JEE Main once the exam conducting authorities release the application date and form on their official website. The whole application process will be conducted in an online mode. However, before applying candidates should meet the set eligibility criteria by the authority and they will have to register themselves first. The application process involves several steps which are as follows;

Registration

Uploading Documents

Payment of Fees

Printing of Confirmation Details

If we make any mistakes while filling out the application form then can the details be corrected at a later stage?

Yes, the exam conducting authority does provide a facility for correction to candidates. They will be allowed to make corrections in their application form during a certain period. The date and time of the correction window will be announced by the authority. Therefore, candidates should keep close track of the dates as the time allotted will be of short duration.

Should we send a physical copy of JEE Main application form or any other documents to the authorities?

No, aspirants are not required to send the physical copy of their application forms or any other documents to the authorities. The whole application process will only be held through the online mode.

Is Aadhaar card mandatory for filling the application form?

The Aadhaar card is not mandatory for JEE Main application. They can still apply for the exam provided they satisfy other important requirements.

Is there any relaxation of fees given to SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates?

Yes, SC/ ST/ PwD category candidates will receive some relaxation while paying the JEE Main application fees. They will have to pay a lesser amount comparatively.


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