JEE Main Guidelines: The National Testing Agency (NTA) is the authority that conducts the Joint Entrance Exam – Main or JEE Main 2021 in computer based mode. This year JEE Main is being conducted 4 times a year, i.e., February, March, April and May 2021. JEE Main 2021 will be held for 2 papers – Paper 1 is for B. E./B.Tech admissions while Paper 2 is for B.Arch and B.Planning admissions. JEE Mains February and March session was already held. The April and May session exams for JEE Mains 2021 have been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The new exam dates will be released soon.
This year, due to COVID-19 pandemic, additional guidelines and security measures have been set by the NTA. Students appearing for the exam must be aware of the JEE Main Guidelines 2021 as it will help them avoid making the mistakes unwittingly. Embibe brings you all the relevant JEE Main 2021 Guidelines so that candidates have more clarity about the exam, knowledge of what to carry to the examination centre, what not to carry, DOs and DON’Ts, information related to question paper, reporting time and much more. Continue reading this article to know more.
|JEE Main 2021 Question Paper||JEE Main 2021 Answer Key|
|JEE Main 2021 Analysis||JEE Main 2021 Student Reaction|
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JEE Main Exam Day Guidelines 2021
Before getting into the JEE Main Guidelines, let’s look at the JEE Main important dates and exam schedule for each of the session:
JEE Main 2021 1st Session – March Attempt
|Exam Events||JEE Main 2021 (March)|
|Start date of JEE Main Registration||March 2, 2021|
|Last Date for JEE Main Form Fill Up||March 6, 2021|
|Last Date for JEE Main Registration Fee Payment||March 6, 2021|
|Correction Dates for JEE Main form||March 2 to 6, 2021|
|Release of JEE Main Admit Card||March 11, 2021|
|JEE Main 2021 Exam Date||March 16 to 18, 2021|
|Declaration of JEE Main 2021 Result||March 24, 2021|
JEE Main 2021 2nd Session – February Attempt
|Exam Events||JEE Main 2021 (February)|
|JEE Main Registration Dates Commences||December 16, 2020|
|Last Date To Fill JEE Main Application Form||January 23, 2021|
|Last Date for JEE Main Fee Payment||January 24, 2021|
|JEE Main Correction Dates||January 27 to 30, 2021|
|Release of JEE Main Admit Card||February 11, 2021|
|JEE Main 2021 Exam||February 23 to 26, 2021|
|Declaration of JEE Main Result||March 8, 2021|
JEE Main 2021 3rd Session – April Attempt
|Exam Events||JEE Main 2021 (April)|
|JEE Main Registration Commences||March 25 to April 4, 2021 (upto 11:50 pm)|
|Last Date for JEE Main Form Fee Payment|
April 6 to 7, 2021 (upto 11:50 pm) – Extended
|Release of JEE Main 2021 Admit Card||To be notified|
|JEE Main Exam|
|JEE Main Result Date||To be notified|
JEE Main 2021 4th Session – May Attempt
|Exam Events||JEE Main 2021 (May)|
|JEE Main Registration Commences|
|Correction Dates for JEE Main||To be announced|
|Release of JEE Main 2021 Admit Card||To be notified|
|JEE Main Exam|
|JEE Main Result Date||To be notified|
JEE Main 2021 Guidelines – Exam Timings
Below is the exam day schedule of JEE Main. NTA has released the JEE Main 2021 exam schedule on the official website along with the information brochure. We have extracted the information and provided you in simple words in the table below.
|Events||Morning Shift||Afternoon Shift|
|Exam Timings||9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon||3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (6:30 PM for Paper 2)|
|Duration of the Exam||3 Hours||3 Hours (3:30 Hours for Paper 2)|
|Entry in the Examination Centre||7:30 AM to 8:30 AM||2:00 PM to 2:30 PM|
|Instructions by the Invigilator||8:30 AM to 8:50 AM||2:30 PM to 2:50 PM|
|Candidates log in to Read Instructions||8:50 AM||2:50 PM|
|Start Time of the Test||9:00 AM||3:00 PM|
|End Time of the Test||12:00 PM||6:00 PM (6:30 for Paper 2)|
JEE Mains Guidelines 2021 in the View of COVID-19
Last year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, NTA had issued a special advisory to candidates, wherein students were required to sign a self-declaration form which was released along with the JEE Mains admit card. Each and every candidate had to fill this form in which details of travel history in the last 14 days and symptoms of COVID-19 (if any) had to be mentioned. Students were advised to follow the JEE Mains 2021 guidelines and advisory regarding COVID-19 to ensure maximum safety and smooth conduct of the exam.
JEE Mains 2021 Rules and Regulations
|(1) Slots will be allotted to the candidates to arrive at the JEE Main exam centres. Candidates must follow the allotted slots and arrive at the centre only at their designated time to make the entry process smoother and follow the social distancing norms.|
|(2) The seating area, monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, desk and chair will be thoroughly sanitized before and after each of the JEE Main exam shift. All door handles, staircase railing, lift buttons, etc. will also be carefully disinfected.|
|(3) The security personnel at the exam centre shall check the body temperature of each candidate using thermal guns at the entry point.|
|(4) Hand sanitizers will be kept at the entry of the exam venue. Every candidate must sanitize their hands before entering the examination hall.|
|(5) Candidates will be required to wear the fresh masks provided at the JEE Main exam centre and remove the masks which they have worn.|
|(6) Candidates are allowed to carry personal hand sanitiser and transparent water bottle.|
|(7) A gap between the two seats inside the examination hall will be maintained as per the GOI guidelines.|
|(8) JEE Main admit card will be checked through bar code reader, frisking will be through metal detectors to avoid touch. No contact norms are to be followed.|
|(9) Parents are advised not to stay at the exam centres during the exam time.|
|(10) Candidates must keep a minimum distance of at least 6 feet at the premises.|
|(11) NTA has prescribed a dress code where shoes/footwear with thick soles and garments with large buttons are NOT permitted.|
Note: It is assumed that even this year fresh JEE Main guidelines will be issued for the student’s safety.
JEE Main 2021 Exam Day Guidelines by NTA
Here are the important JEE Main instructions 2021 related to the ID Card, Admit Card, and Stationeries:
|(1) Candidates must carry the JEE Main 2021 Admit Card and a valid photo ID proof to the exam hall. Failing to do this, you won’t be able to allowed to give the test.|
|(2) Visit the exam centre one day before the exam and report to the exam hall 60 minutes before the commencement of the exam. This will help you avoid the last minute problems.|
|(3) A seat indicating Roll Number will be allocated to each candidate. You should find yours and occupy the allocated seat only. If you are found to have changed your seat, your candidature will be cancelled.|
|(4) Students need to carry their own geometry boxes and stationeries (applicable for JEE Main Paper 2).|
|(5) Carry a copy of the requested documents on the day of your JEE Main exam and submit the same to the invigilator at the examination centre.|
|(6) Write your Roll No. on the copy of the documents being submitted.|
|(7) Carry an original copy of a valid photo identity proof issued by the government (PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar Card with Photograph, E-Aadhar, Ration Card, Aadhaar Enrollment Number with Photo) to the examination hall.|
|(8) Carry PwD Certificate issued by a competent authority (if applicable).|
DOs And DON’Ts For JEE Main 2021
Below tabulated are the DOs and DON’Ts for JEE Mains 2021 which the candidates must make a note of:
|DOs for JEE Main 2021||DON’Ts for JEE Main 2021|
|Do reach the examination hall, before the commencement of the exam.||Don’t carry electronic gadgets like calculators, watches with facilities of calculator, slide rules, log tables, printed or written materials, bits of papers, mobile phone, textual material, pager or any other device to the examination hall.|
|Carry the JEE Main Admit card along with you.||Do not rush while going through the exam instructions. Read them slowly and carefully.|
|Check the system allotted to you – if it is in working condition.||Don’t carry any prohibited items to the exam hall.|
|Do ensure that all the details on the attendance sheet are correct and signatures are done at the prescribed place/column.||Don’t waste time on questions you don’t know; also, don’t spend too much time on a single question.|
|Do produce your admit card whenever demanded by the invigilator.||Do not solve any question in a hurry.|
|Do follow the signals given by the invigilator at the beginning of the examination, at half-time and before the closing of the exam.||Don’t leave the exam hall even if you have completed the exam. Wait till the allotted time gets over.|
|Do carry the copy of PwD certificate in the prescribed format (if applicable).||Do not solve the problems in mind, always write it down.|
|Do bring your own geometry box set, pencils, erasers and color pencils or crayons for JEE Main Paper 2.||Don’t wear uncomfortable clothes during exams to avoid unnecessary tensions.|
|Always attempt the easy and medium level questions first as they have the same marks but consume less time.||Don’t get anxious, while solving questions. If you are unable to solve a particular question. move on to the next one; don’t waste time & energy on one question.|
|Do check the mains website before you go to your examination centre.||Don’t get your moral down while watching others solving questions continuously. Believe in yourself.|
Do’s for JEE Mains 2021
Don’ts for JEE Mains 2021
JEE Mains Guidelines 2021 related to Admit Card
Here are a few important guidelines regarding the JEE Main Admit Card:
- Check details like Name, Paper, Date of Birth, Gender, Test Centre, City, State Code of Eligibility and Category on your JEE Main Admit Card.
- In case of any discrepancy found, get in touch with the JEE Main officials for the correction.
- It’s mandatory to carry your admit card along with one ID proof to the exam centre.
JEE Mains 2021 Guidelines For Diabetic Candidates
Diabetic candidates are allowed to carry eatables like sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/orange) and transparent water bottle to the examination hall. However, they are not allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate/candy/sandwich into the examination hall.
Frequently Asked Questions Regardirg JEE Main Guidelines 2021
Some of the most commonly asked questions on JEE Main 2021 exam day guidelines are:
|Q1: Are watches allowed in JEE Mains 2021?|
Ans: Aspirants will also not be allowed to wear/carry any type of watches or electronic gadgets in the Examination Hall.
|Q2: What is the timing of the JEE Mains exam?|
Ans: The first shift will be conducted from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and the second shift will be conducted from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (For paper 2 – 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM).
|Q3: What is the dress code for JEE Main 2021 exam?|
Ans: The National Testing Agency is quite strict in following the JEE Main Dress Code guidelines. In the article, we have provided everything related to dressing norms for male as well as female aspirants, items to bring and prohibited items. You can go through this article.
|Q4: Can I arrive at the centre two hours before the exam?|
Ans: Yes, you can arrive two hours prior at the centre. However, everything will commence at the usual time as marked by the NTA in their JEE Guidelines.
So, now you know the JEE Main guidelines. Focus on your revision and you must take your JEE (Main) preparation seriously. Solve important JEE Main questions from the chapters that are important for the exam. Also, take free JEE Main mock tests on Embibe which are of the same level as the actual exam. Make use of Embibe’s Advanced Feedback Analysis to identify the gaps in your preparation. This will help you identify your weak areas and therefore, you can work on them to improve.
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