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JEE Mains 2020

JEE Main 2021 Counselling: JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) is a collaboration between Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) and Joint Admission Board (JAB). The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2021 has been set up by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to manage and regulate the joint seat allocation for admissions in more than 100 institutes for the academic year 2020-21.

The JOSAA has the authority of seat allotment for all qualified and eligible candidates. It provides a single platform to the participants of JEE Main and JEE Advanced who are applying for NITs (National Institute of Technology), IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and other GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutes). Let us explore various parameters associated with JOSAA and JEE Main Counselling 2021.

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[Page Index]
1. JEE Mains 2021 Useful Resources
2. Quick Facts
3. Exam Dates (Released)
4. Sample Paper
5. Counselling
6. Eligibility Criteria
7. Counselling Procedure
8. Seat Allotment
9. Top Participating institutions
10. Contact Details
11. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
12. List of Top Colleges in India

JEE Mains 2021 Useful Resources

Here we have mentioned some useful resources of JEE Mains 2021, that will help you.

JEE Mains 2021 Major NotificationClick Here
JEE Mains 2021 Eligibility CriteriaClick Here
JEE Mains 2021 Exam PatternClick Here
JEE Mains 2021 SyllabusClick Here
JEE Mains 2021 BooksClick Here
JEE Mains 2021 Previous Year PaperClick Here
JEE Mains 2021 Sample PaperClick Here
JEE Mains 2021 Admit CardClick Here
JEE Mains 2021 CutoffClick Here
JEE Mains 2021 CounselingClick Here
JEE Mains 2021 Seat MatrixClick Here

Quick Facts

The JEE Mains 2021 entrance exam will be conducted in Online mode (Computer-Based Test). The duration of this entrance exam is 3 hours in the examination. The multiple-choice questions asked will be asked in the examination of JEE Mains 2021 exam.

Exam NameJoint Entrance Exam
Exam FrequencyFour-Time
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Duration3 hours
Test Takers11,47,125
Accepting Colleges1649 colleges
Official Websitehttps://jeemain.nta.nic.in/

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Exam Dates (Concluded)

Below we have provided all the official JEE Mains 2021 Dates for various events taking place.

ParticularDates (Concluded)
Submission of Online Application Form16 December 2020
Submission of Online Application Form Last Date23 January 2021
Last Date for Payment of the Online Fee24 January 2021
Correction in Application Form (Correction Window)27 January 2021 to 30 January 2021
Downloading of E-Admit CardFebruary 11, 2021 (Wednesday)
Exam Dates23, 24, 25 & 26 February 2021
Result7 March 2021

JEE Mains 2021 March Session Dates

ParticularDates (Concluded)
Online submission of Application Form2 March 2021
Last Date of Online submission Application Form6 March 2021 (up to 6:00 pm)
Last date for payment of the online fee6 March 2021 (up to 11.50 p.m.)
Downloading of e-Admit Card11 March 2021
Dates of Exam16 March 2021 – 18 March 2021
Question Paper and Answer Key Challenge20 March 2021 to 22 March 2021
Declaration ResultAnnounced Soon

JEE Mains 2021 April Session Dates

Online submission of Application Form25 March 2021
Last Date of Online submission Application Form4 April 2021 (up to 11:50 pm)
Last date for payment of the online fee5 April 2021 (up to 11.50 p.m.)
Downloading of e-Admit CardAnnounced Soon
Dates of Exam27, 28, 29 & 30 April 2021 (Postponed)
Declaration ResultAnnounced Soon

JEE Mains 2021 May Session Dates

Submission of Online Application Form3rd May 2021 (Delayed)
Submission of Online Application Form Last Date12th May 2021 (Delayed)
Admit CardAvailable Soon
Exam Date24,25,26,27 and 28 May 2021 (Postponed)
Declaration ResultAnnounced Soon

JEE Main Counselling 2021 Schedule

EventsDates (Tentative)
Start of JEE Main counselling 2021 registration and choice fillingTo be notified
Mock Seat Allocation-1To be notified
Mock Seat Allocation-2To be notified
End of Registration and Choice FillingTo be notified
Round 1 seat allotmentTo be notified
Round 2 seat allotmentTo be notified
Round 3 seat allotmentTo be notified
Round 4 seat allotmentTo be notified
Round 5 seat allotmentTo be notified
Round 6 seat allotmentTo be notified
Round 7 seat allotmentTo be notified


Candidates are advised to read these important points on JEE Mains counselling process 2021 carefully before going for Central counselling.

Few things about JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority)

  • The entire counselling process is ONLINE.
  • Right from filling up forms to choosing and locking up your preferences, you need to proceed ONLINE.
  • However, in the case of reporting, you need to present in person at the allocated institute for the purpose of verification.
  • Allotment of the seat is done purely on the basis of merit. Higher the ranking. Greater the chances to secure admission in the desired counselling round.
  • In order to participate in counselling, clearing JEE Main is a prerequisite.
  • Once you reject the seat allotment, you shall not qualify to participate in the further rounds of counselling.

Read Also: What after JEE Main Result? Do’s & Don’t ’s after JEE Main

JEE Main Seat Allotment 2021 – Fee Description

SC/ ST/ ST-PwD/ SC-PwD/ OBC-NCL-PwD/ GEN-PwDRs 20,000
Candidates belonging to other categoriesRs 45,000

Eligibility Criteria

JEE Mains entrance exam qualified candidates can participate and called for the counselling process. For IIT and ISM – Dhanbad, admission shall be granted to JEE-advanced qualifier with the following conditions:

  • Minimum acceptable marks must have been secured in JEE Advanced 2021.
  • An aggregate of 75% (70% for ST, SC or PwD) in qualifying exam or a position among the top 20 percentile successful toppers must be obtained.
  • The aggregate marks in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Language (in whichever candidate secured higher marks) shall be considered. And if any of these subjects has not been evaluated in the final year, then the marks of such subject shall be considered to evaluate aggregate marks to check the percentage and percentile.
  • Failure in one or more subjects in the qualifying examination requires the candidate to appear and qualify in 2021.
  • If only letter grades are awarded, then a letter is required to obtain from the board stating the aggregate marks. In the case of failure, the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) 2021 shall be authorised to decide.
  • The marks for XII shall be considered as the qualifying examination.

Read Also: JEE Main Toppers 2019, 2020: know their Ranks and Percentile

Counselling Procedure

  • Step-1: Online Registration: To participate in JEE Mains 2021 counselling procedure, aspirants will have to register to JoSAA in online mode by entering roll number and password.
  • Step-2: Choice Filling & Locking: Fill and lock the choices in order of the preference of colleges and B.Tech programmes. Based on the choices, a filled seat allotment will be done.
  • Step-3: Seat Allotment: the seat allotment process Based on the availability of seats, merit, and preference entered, the candidate will be allotted seats. However, before the actual seat allotment, mock allotment will be done in two rounds. It will help the aspirants to know the seat allotment process and also enable them to know and choose better preferences for themselves in the final rounds.
  • Step-4: Payment of Fee & Seat Acceptance: Once the seat is allotted, candidates will have to choose any one of the following options :
  1. Freeze– If an aspirant is satisfied with the seat allotted to them and does not wish to participate in further rounds, they will choose this option.
  2. Float– If candidates need to keep the seat allotted and wish to upgrade their seat, they must follow this option.
  3. Slide– If an aspirant accepts the seat allotted and wish to upgrade the course in the same institute, they will have to stick to this option.
  4. Withdraw– If any aspirants have already accepted the seat, they can withdraw the seat by reporting at the institute allotted before the last round of seat allotment.
  • Step-5: Seat Allocation Fee Payment: To confirm the seat, candidates will have to pay the fees through SBI Net Banking or e-Challan.
  1. The seat acceptance fee (SAF) for all the aspirants except SC/ ST/ SC-PwD/ ST-PWD/ GEN-PwD/ OBC-NCL-PwD is Rs 45,000.
  2. Aspirants who belong to SC/ ST/ SC-PwD/ ST-PwD/ GEN-PwD/ OBC-NCL-PwD categories will have to pay Rs. 20,000 as SAF.
  • Step-6: Verification of Documents: After that, the aspirants will have to go through the document verification process at the help centres.
  • Step-7: Reporting at the Allotted college/Institute: After the document verification is done, aspirants will have to report at the allotted institute/College, pay the institute’s balance fees, and then confirm the admission.

Read Also: JEE Main Percentile vs Ranks: Difference you must know

Documents required

  • Recent Passport Size Photographs
  • Category Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Character Certificate
  • One copy of The Confirmation Page
  • Admit Card – JEE Main 2021
  • Class X & XII Certificate
  • Rank Card – JEE Main 2021
  • Migration Certificate

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Seat Allotment

  • When the seats are vacant from the usual rounds of counselling, a Spot round of seat allotment is possible.
  • For an already registered candidate, no fresh registration is required.
  • If a candidate registers afresh, he has to fill the choices, pay the fee, and lock allotment choices.
  • Six round of seat allotments are expected under JoSAA counselling 2021.

Important highlights related to JEE Mains Counselling:

  • There are 3 counselling processes in JEE Mains – JoSAA, CSAB NEUT and CSAB SFTI.
  • JoSAA is the combined counselling for JEE Main and JEE Advanced qualified candidates.
  • CSAB NEUT is conducted for supernumerary seats in the North East and Union Territories.
  • CSAB SFTI is a separate counselling procedure conducted by Central Seat Allocation Board for 17 SFTIs.

Read Also: List of all  IIT with previous years opening and closing rank (updated)

Top Participating institutions

This year more than 11 Lakh aspirants had applied for JEE Main, in which only the top 2,20,000 (including all categories) will proceed to Jee Advanced 2021. The remaining candidates who scored great in JEE Main will have an option to opt for various NITs, IIITs and GFTIs set up by the Government to promote Technical Education in India. Here are some quick facts related to the number of Candidates applied for JEE Main 2021 and  Top Institutes Participating in JEE Main 2021.

Total institutes participating in Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)92
Number of IITs and ISM in India23
National Institute of Technology (NIT) that take admission on basis of JEE Main31
Number of IIITs, IITM & IITDM that take admission on basis of JEE Main20
Other Government Funded Technical Institutes18
Total seats in JoSAA34,895

The JoSAA authority will declare the final list of participating institutions around June in 2021 on its official website

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Contact Details

Head OfficeBlock C-20 1A/8 ,Sector- 62
IITK Outreach Centre, Gautam Buddh Nagar
Noida-201309, Uttar Pradesh (India)
Contact Number0120 6895200
Guideline PdfClick Here

Read Also: JEE Main 2021 GFTIs CutOff for (SC/ST/OBC/Gen): Institute, Branch etc.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. In how many Sessions will JEE (Main)-2021 be conducted?

A. JEE Mains 2021 will be conducted in Four Sessions (February/ March/ April/ May) from this year.

Q. Candidate can apply for one session or more than one session together?

A. Candidate can apply for one session or for more than one Session (February/March /April /May 2021) together and pays the exam fee accordingly.

Q. Candidate can apply for another session after declaration of result?

A. Yes, the opportunity will be given to applying for the next session to be held in March/ April / May Sessions. The application window will be re-opened briefly immediately after the declaration of the result of the February / March/ April Session.

Q. How can a candidate submit the application fees?

A. The fees can be submitted only ONLINE through Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, UPI or Paytm Services.

Q. What is the mode of examination?

A. JEE (Main) 2021 Examination will be held in “Computer Based Test” (CBT) Mode only, except that the Drawing Test for B.Arch. will be held in “Pen & Paper” (offline) mode.

Q. What are the dates of Examinations?

A. 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: 16, 17 & 18 March 2021
Session -3: 27, 28, 29 & 30 April 2021 (Postponed)
Session -4: 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28 May 2021 (Postponed)

Q. Will B. Tech/ B. Arch Scores of JEE (Main) 2021 will use for admission to UPSEE 2021?

A. Yes, B. Tech/ B. Arch Scores of JEE (Main) 2021 will also be used for admission to B. Tech/B. Arch Courses covered under UPSEE-2021

Q. What is the age limit to appear in JEE (Main) -2021?

There is no age limit for the candidates to appear in the JEE (Main) 2021. The candidates who have passed the class 12 / equivalent examination in 2019, 2020, or appearing in 2021 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE (Main)- 2021 examination.

Q. Is Aadhaar Card number mandatory for JEE Main 2021?

A. No, the Aadhaar Card number will not be necessary. Applicants will use any Government identity number such as a Passport, voter ID, ration card and more.

Q. What precautions should I take while appearing for JEE Main 2021 during the pandemic?

Applicants should keep their nose and mouth covered all the way during commutation and while in the JEE Main exam centre. Touching any surface should be avoided, and regular use of sanitiser is recommended.

Q. Who will conduct the JEE Main 2021 Counselling?

A. Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will be responsible for counselling JEE Main 2021 qualified candidates.

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