JEE Main 2021 Application: Dates, Registration, Form-Filling & More

JEE stands for Joint Entrance Examination. It is a national level competitive exam. In this post, we will have an in-depth analysis of JEE Main 2021 application process.

JEE Main Application

In this post, readers will find the following details – JEE Main application form (dates and details), registration process (step by step guide), documents required and application fee. In short, this post contains all the important details that you need to know about JEE Main application process.

 

Let us take a quick look at JEE Main application process-overview:

Name of entrance exam: JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination)
Level: National level
Mode of application process: Online

 

The NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts this test. The main aim of this test is to facilitate admission of eligible candidates into UG level engineering and integrated programs in IITs, NITs and other colleges that accept JEE score/rank.

 

JEE is a popular competitive exam in India. This test consists of two parts – JEE Main and JEE Advanced. In this post, we will deal with JEE Main application and registration process.

 

Each year, hundreds of thousands of candidates across India apply for JEE Main. Large number of applicants makes this test a competitive affair! This post has been crafted keeping the needs of JEE aspirants in mind. Here, readers will find answers to the following questions –

  • How to apply for JEE Main?
  • How to fill up JEE Main application form?
  • How to change scanned images?
  • How to correct my JEE Main application form?
  • And more…

 

Our JEE Main guide deals with the following topics –

  • Important dates
  • Registration process
  • Application fee
  • Documents required
  • Form and image correction process
  • General instructions

 

Important Dates

Event Date (January session)
Online application process will start on 1st week of September, 2020
Last day to apply online 1st or 2nd week of October, 2020
Application correction window will open on 3rd week of October, 2020

 

Candidates may register for this test online. Online registration process is simple and straightforward. Come, let us take a closer look at the application process –

 

How to apply?

JEE application process can be broadly classified into the following stages –

  1. Registration process
  2. Filling the application form
  3. Uploading relevant scanned documents
  4. Payment of application fee

 

Come, let us take a closer look at each step. Let us begin –

 

JEE Main 2021 Registration

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Main (jeemain.nta.ac.in).
  2. Search for JEE Main 2021 Application form (January or April session) and click on it.
  3. You’ll find three links – Login button for already registered candidates, fresh registration button and link for candidates who want to login using previous session’s credentials.
  4. If you are have not registered for JEE Main 2021 yet, click on Fresh registration button.
  5. Select the application form and click on new registration option, go through the set of instructions and conditions, tick the box and proceed to the next step.
  6. Fill up the registration form by providing the following details – personal details, contact details, address etc.
  7. Choose a strong password and configure your security question and answer.
  8. Enter the security pin and click on submit button.
  9. Review your registration form, verify the particulars by ticking on relevant boxes.
  10. You may edit your form by clicking on edit registration form button.
  11. Click on the final submit button.

 

After completing registration process successfully, the system will generate an application number. The application number generated by the system and password set by the candidate forms his/her login credentials.

 

After completing registration process, one may move to the next stage – filling up the application form:

 

JEE Main 2021 Application Form

Application process consists of the following stages –

  • Form-filling
  • Uploading scanned images
  • Payment of application fee

 

Let us check out the step by step process –

 

Steps to fill JEE Main 2021 application form

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Main (jeemain.nta.ac.in).
  2. Login using your credentials (application number and password).
  3. Click on the complete application form button.
  4. Fill up the application form by providing the following details – personal details, choice of paper, choice of test center, academic details, additional details, parents’ income details etc.
  5. Enter security pin and click on submit button.
  6. Review your application form. In order to make changes, click on edit application form data button.
  7. Verify the particulars by clicking in relevant buttons.
  8. Click on final submit button.
  9. Click on upload images button and upload scanned images of candidate’s passport size photograph, signature specimen and 12th class admit card/marksheet/certificate.
  10. Enter security pin and click on upload button.
  11. Click on pay examination fee button.
  12. Select preferred payment provider and pay the application fee.
  13. The system will generate a confirmation page. Save it and take its printout for further use/reference.

 

While registering for the test and/or filling the application form, candidates are required to enter the following details –

 

Details required

  • Personal details: Candidate’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, gender, Aadhar number etc.
  • Contact details: Email id, mobile number, address, city, district, state, pin code etc.
  • Academic details (10th and 12th class): Pass status, year of passing, roll number, place of schooling, type of school, result mode, marks secured, name of school, address of school etc.
  • Preferences: Choice of exam, choice of exam city and choice of paper medium.
  • Parents’ income details: Parents’ academic qualification, their occupation and income.

 

JEE Main 2021 Application Fee

Category & Gender Fee
Male (General/OBC-NCL) 650 INR (for single paper) and 1300 INR (for multiple papers)
Female (General/OBC-NCL) 325 INR (for single paper) and 650 INR (for multiple papers)
Male & Female (SC/ST/PwD) 325 INR (for single paper) and 650 INR (for multiple papers)
Transgenders 325 INR (for single paper) and 650 INR (for multiple papers)

Important documents required

  • A valid email id
  • An active mobile number
  • Academic certificates
  • Aadhar card
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Scanned documents

 

Guidelines for scanned documents

While filling up the application form, candidates are requested to upload the following scanned images –

  • Latest passport size photograph of the candidate
  • Signature specimen of the candidate
  • Candidate’s 12th board admit card/marksheet/certificate

 

Scanned images must satisfy the following conditions –

Document Format Size
Photograph JPG/JPEG 10-200KB
Signature specimen JPG/JPEG 4-30KB
12th board admit card/marksheet/certificate JPG/JPEG 50-300KB

 

All scanned images must be clear, not blurry.

 

Candidates may upload colored or black & while photograph.

 

Signature specimen must be on white paper.

 

JEE Main 2021 Correction Process

NTA allows candidates to correct scanned images as well as application form. Photo and application correction windows exist for this purpose. Within the stipulated time period, candidates may rectify discrepancies in their photograph and application form. Come, let us check out each one of these correction processes –

 

JEE Main 2021 Photo/Image Correction

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Main (jeemain.nta.ac.in).
  2. While the image correction window is open, you will be able to find an ‘image discrepancy link’. Click on it.
  3. Enter your credentials (application number and password) and login.
  4. Change the image and submit.

 

JEE Main 2021 Application Form Correction

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Main (jeemain.nta.ac.in).
  2. While the form correction window is open, you will be able to find an ‘application correction’ link. Click on it.
  3. Enter your credentials (application number and password) and login.
  4. Make the necessary changes and submit your form.

 

Let us check out the set of general instructions for applicants –

 

General instructions

  • Make sure that you are eligible to apply (before filling the application form).
  • Fill up and submit the application form before the deadline.
  • Fill up the application for correctly. Revise it before submitting.
  • Enter a valid email id while registering.
  • Enter a working mobile number while registering.
  • Keep necessary documents ready while filling up the form.
  • Make sure that scanned documents adhere to the guidelines set by the authorities.
  • Take printout of the form/confirmation page.
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