JEE Main 2021 Live Updates: BTech Paper Analysis, Students' Reactions, Answer Key
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 for Engineering candidates begins today, February 24. The questions asked covered all chapters of Classes 11 and 12, however, weightage was given to class 12 chapters in Maths and Chemistry.
JEE Main 2021 BTech Live Updates: Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 for Engineering candidates began today, February 24. As per the JEE Main paper analysis shared by a few coaching centres, candidates who have appeared in the first shift found Mathematics, Chemistry moderately difficult, and Physics easiest amongst the three. The questions asked covered all chapters of Classes 11 and 12, however, weightage was given to class 12 chapters in Maths and Chemistry.
Over 6 lakh students have registered for the BTech paper this year. JEE Main 2021 candidates will be required to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines which include wearing a mask at all times, maintaining appropriate distance from one another at the JEE Main exam centres.
JEE Main 2021 is the qualifying exam for admission to undergraduate programs in NITs, IIITs, and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs). JEE Main is also an eligibility test for JEE Advanced, which is conducted for admission to undergraduate programs offered by the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs).
Follow JEE Main 2021 BTech Paper Live Updates Here
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 for Engineering candidates will begin today, February 24. JEE Main 2021 paper 1 will be conducted in two slots today, from 9 am and 12 noon, and 3 pm and 6 pm. According to official information, over 6 lakh students have registered for the BTech paper this year.
JEE Main Paper 1 Day 2 Tomorrow
Exam Guidelines --
- Students have to take a print of the downloaded copy of JEE Main admit card
- Students are advised to reach their JEE Main 2021 exam centres an hour before the reporting time
- Along with the JEE Main 2021 admit card, students have to carry a valid photo ID card and the self-declaration undertaking form
- Candidates have carry a 50 ml sanitiser bottle, keep their face covered with masks and use hand gloves
JEE Main May Session and Board Exams
For some students, the May session of JEE Main 2021, tentatively scheduled between May 24 and May 28, will clash with the CBSE Class 12 board exams and other state board exams. The NTA has asked those candidates who will be affected by this overlap in the exam period to submit their board exam roll numbers and the name of the board when the JEE Main 2021 application window for the May session opens.
JEE Main 2021 May Session
According to an NTA notice, the application window for the May session will be open from May 4 to May 12, 2021.
JEE Main 2021 February Session Results
The results of JEE Main 2021 February session will be declared by March 7.
"Easy" JEE Main 2021 Paper 1
"The paper was easy and it went well. The questions on Physics and Mathematics were doable and Chemistry was of moderate level in terms of difficulty," a student told Careers360.
JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 Day 1 Shift 2 Analyis
As per a student's analysis
Chemistry: Easy from NCERT
Numerical Questions: Questions from Integration, Permutations were asked
JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 Analysis: Shift 2
Physics: Doable with NCERT Level, Basic and Conceptual Questions
As per a student at Delhi exam centre.
JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 Shift 2 Analysis
"JEE Main Btech paper went well. Physics was difficult and Chemistry was moderate in terms of difficulty," a student told Careers360.
JEE Main Day 1 Analysis: Physics "Tough"
"The paper was good. Physics was comparatively tough. Overall, the difficulty level was moderate to difficult," a student told Careers360. Questions on numericals were asked from almost all the chapters, the student added.
Student Find JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 Shift 2 "Moderate To Tough"
The exam was "moderate to tough" in terms of difficulty, a student told Careers360.
JEE Main 2021 Answer Key
The official answer keys will be released soon after the JEE Main 2021 February session gers over.
JEE Main 2021: Exam Didn’t Go Well? Here’s What You Can Do
If the first session of the JEE Main 2021 did not go well, candidates will get at least three more chances to improve their scores on JEE Main this year. NTA will hold the subsequent sessions of JEE Main in March, April and finally, in May 2021.
JEE Main 2021 BTech Paper 1 Second Shift Gets Over
The second shift of BTech paper of JEE Main 2021 Day 1 ended at 6 pm.
JEE Main 2021 Dates
JEE Main 2021 Sessions
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on February 20 said that competitive exams like Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) should focus on equality and attracting merit. Lakhs of students take UPSC, JEE, NEET exams every year and a “critical look” is needed to “re-evaluate” patterns of these “prestigious and highly sought after exams”, he added,
JEE Main 2021 Scores
From 2021, JEE Main 2021 scores will also be used for admission to undergraduate Engineering programmes in AKTU, Uttar Pradesh.
JEE Main 2021 Paper
JEE Main 2021 paper has 90 questions. Out of the total questions on the JEE Main 2021 paper, 15 questions are optional. Students have to answer only 75 questions.
JEE Main 2021: Best Marks To Be Used For Ranking
Even if a student appears in all the four sessions of JEE Main 2021, only the best marks out of the four exams will be considered for the final result.
JEE Main 2021 In 13 Languages
Apart from English and Hindi, as a first, students have been allowed to appear for JEE Main in 11 regional languages. Out of the total 6,52,627 candidates for the February 2021 session, 6,09,889 have chosen to write the paper in English, 22,758 in Hindi, and 19,980 will write the paper in other languages (Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu).
JEE Main 2021 Multiple Sessions
The multiple opportunities in JEE Main will allow the candidates to improve their scores in JEE Main if they fail to give their best in one attempt. The first session of JEE Main 2021 is underway and the other three sessions will be held in March, April and May.
JEE Main 2021: How Marks Are Calculated
As the JEE Main 2021 for BE and BTech candidates will be conducted in multiple shifts, the NTA will calculate the scores corresponding to the marks obtained by a candidate. The JEE Main scores will be displayed for each of the three sections --Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry -- and also the overall score in BE/BTech JEE Main paper.
JEE Main: NIT Tiruchirappalli
The top Engineering college for which admission is based on the JEE Main exam is National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli or, NIT Trichy.
NIT Trichy (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
JEE Main 2021: Shift 2 exam begins
The second shift of JEE Main, day 2, started at 3 pm. The BE/BTech paper will end at 6 pm and subject wise analysis, reaction of students will be made available here.
JEE Main 2021: Second Shift From 3 PM, Seating Area To Be Sanitized Before Exam Begins
The sanitisation of the seating area, including monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, desk and chair, are among the many initiatives NTA has taken for conducting JEE Main 2021 safely.
JEE Main 2021: Privileges To Diabetic Students
NTA has given special privileges to such candidates who are suffering from chronic diseases including diabetes. They are allowed to carry sugar tablets or fruits and a transparent bottle with them. Though they will not be allowed to carry any packaged food.
JEE Main 2021: Jammers, CCTV Surveillance, Penalty
To prevent cheating using mobile phone networks, “jammers have been installed in all the centres”, it added.
Candidates who make use of unfair practices during the exam will be “debarred for three years in future and shall also be liable for criminal action and /or any other action as deemed fit”, says the NTA JEE Main 2021 bulletin. The result of the candidate caught cheating will be cancelled -- it will not be declared. “Similarly, the result of those candidates who appear from the centre other than the one allotted to them or allow another candidate or person to write the exam on his behalf will be cancelled,” says the bulletin.
JEE Main 2021: Candidates Asked To Drop Admit Cards, Sheets Before Leaving Exam Hall
NTA has asked the JEE candidates to leave their admit cards and rough sheets in the dropbox before leaving the examination hall to avoid the spread of COVID-19 infection.
JEE Main BTech Shift 2 To Start Soon: Check COVID-19 SOPs
- Candidates will be allowed to enter the examination centre with admit card, valid ID proof and proper frisking. Frisking through Handheld Metal Detector (HHMD) will be carried out.
- Candidates must reach the centre as indicated against reporting/entry time on the admit card.
- No candidate will be allowed entry after the gate closing time.
- No candidate will be permitted to leave the room before the end of the examination.
- On completion of the examination, candidates need to wait for instructions from the invigilator and do not get up from the seat until advised.
- Candidates will be permitted to move out one at a time only.
- Candidates will be required strictly to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines as mentioned on the admit card.
- If religion/customs require candidates to wear specific attire, visit the centre early for thorough checking.
JEE Main BTech paper (Morning shift) was "moderate": Expert
According to Ramesh Batlish, expert at FIITJEE, Maths and Chemistry were of moderate level while Physics was easiest amongst the three subjects. The paper was easy to moderate level as per feedback from students.
- Mathematics (easy to moderate): Questions were asked mostly from Calculus, Co-ordinate Geometry, Algebra, Vector and 3D Geometry chapters. Few Numerical Based questions required lengthy calculations.
- Physics (easy): Questions were asked from Kinematics, Optics, Electrostatics, Magnetism, Current Electricity, EM waves, Heat and Thermodynamics. A few numerical based questions had lengthy calculations but were easy. Theory based questions from Class 12 NCERT textbooks were asked.
- Chemistry(moderate): Chapters like Chemical bonding, Co-ordination compounds. Heat and Thermodynamics had more weightage. Questions on Inorganic Chemistry were asked mostly from NCERT.
JEE Main paper analysis by expert
JEE Main paper analysis by Saurabh Kumar, Director Academics, Vidyamandir Classes:
Most of the questions in Chemistry were from periodic table, chemical bonding, equilibrium, solutions and organic concepts.
In Physics, 3 questions from semiconductors, 1 question was from units and measurement. Class 12 syllabus had more weightage. Questions were also asked from modern physics, current electricity and thermodynamics.
The Maths paper had questions from coordinate geometry , calculus, matrices and determinant, vectors and 3D.
JEE Main 2021: Didn’t go well? This is what you can do
For the first time, JEE Main is being held in four rounds in place of two. Candidates are welcome to write it all four times and only their best score will be considered for the final ranking process. The next three rounds of JEE Main 2021 will be conducted by the following schedule:
JEE Main 2021 Sessions
JEE Main 2021: Second shift, day 2
Gates are now open for the second shift of the BTech paper. Exam will begin at 3 pm and end at 6 pm
JEE Main 2021 February result date
According to official information, NTA will announce JEE Main 2021 February result by March 7, 2021. The official website to check JEE Mains result will be jeemain.nta.nic.in.
About JEE Main 2021 answer key, question paper
NTA will display JEE Main answer key and question paper on its official website. Students will be allowed to raise objections to the provisional answer key by paying a fee of Rs 200. Usually, NTA releases the final answer key before announcing result.
"Only paid challenges made during stipulated time through key challenge link will be considered. Challenges without justification/evidence and those filed on any other medium other than the prescribed link will not be considered," NTA said.
Paper was "easy": Student
"The paper was easy and it went well. Physics was moderate and Chemistry was easy in terms of difficulty," a student told Careers360.
"In Physics, questions were asked mostly from Ray Optics, Wave Optics and Young Double Slit Experiment topics. Students who prepared these topics should be able to do well," he added.
"The paper was good. Physics was comparatively easy. Overall, the difficulty level was easy to moderate," a student told Careers360.
Student find JEE Main 2021 paper 1 "moderate"
The exam was "moderate" in terms of difficulty. In Physics more questions were asked from Atoms and Nuclei, Weave-length chapters. In chemistry, Organic chemistry questions had more weightage. Maths part was "quite hard", according to a student who wrote JEE Main 2021 BTech paper in the morning shift today.
JEE Main Paper 1: Morning shift exam over
The BTech paper of JEE Main 2021 (morning shift) ended at 12 pm. Stay tuned for student reactions and paper analysis by experts.
JEE Main Cut-off percentile
In 2020, the JEE Main cut-offs rose for general category but dropped for the reserved categories. The cut-off for general category in the common rank list in JEE Main 2020 was 90.3765335, up from 89.7548849 in 2019.
JEE Main cut-off scores
JEE Cut-off 2019
JEE Cut-off 2020
Common Rank List (CRL)/ General Category
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)
Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL)
Scheduled Castes (SC)
Scheduled Tribes (ST)
People with Disability (PwD)
JEE Main BTech paper analysis soon
JEE Main shift 1 will end at 12 pm and analysis of the morning shift paper will be made available soon. Stay tuned.
JEE Main February 2021 in numbers
The February session of JEE Main 2021 has 6,52,627 candidates for the BTech exam. Of them:
JEE Mains: Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh’s state test for engineering admissions, the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) has been scrapped. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University used to conduct the exam. Colleges that used to admit through UPSEE will now do so through JEE Main scores.
JEE Main 2021 Best Engineering Colleges
India’s top five engineering colleges according to NIRF 2020 are all IITs. For admission to them, the JEE Main 2021 will be a preliminary round. Those who achieved a minimum cut-off mark will have to write the JEE Advanced 2021.
NTA JEE Main 2021 Paper
The NTA has relaxed the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2021 exam. Candidates are not required to achieve a minimum score in their Class 12 board exams but simply clear them. Earlier, they had to secure at least 75% to be allowed to participate in the counselling process.
Why you must answer numerical questions in JEE Mains 2021
Each subject of JEE Main will have two sections. Section A will be of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and Section B will have numerical questions. In Section B, candidates have to attempt any five questions out of 10.
There will be no negative marking for Section B. Answering those five questions correctly will give 20 marks which can ultimately decide selection of a candidate. Therefore, candidates must attempt the five numerical questions.
JEE Mains timings
Shift 1: 9 am to 12 pm
Shift 2: 3 pm to 6 pm
JEE Main paper 1 (February) will be held on both shifts on February 24, 25 and 26
JEE Main 2021: India’s Best Engineering Institute
India’s best engineering institute is the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, according to the NIRF 2020 rankings.
JEE Main 2021 paper 1: Shift 1 exam begins
The first shift of the JEE mains exam for BTech aspirants have started. Paper analysis will be made available after the end of the exam. Stay tuned.
Documents required for JEE Mains 2021
Along with the JEE Main admit card 2021, students should carry the following items :
Duly filled self-declaration form or undertaking.
A simple ballpoint pen
Photograph to be pasted on attendance sheet
JEE Mains: Shift 1 from 9 am; CCTV cameras, network jammers installed
Fist shift of JEE main paper 1 will begin at 9 am. NTA has installed CCTV cameras, mobile network jammers at exam centres.
"Live CCTV surveillance has been planned in all examination centres to curb malpractices in the examination. The NTA is also making arrangements for live viewing at any remote location and recording CCTVs systems of all examination centres from the control room located in the NTA premises of New Delhi," NTA had said previously.
"In order to stop cheating using mobile networks, jammers have been installed in all the centres," it added.
As many as 19,980 students have registered to appear for JEE Main paper 1 in regional languages, which include Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
Common mistakes to avoid in JEE Main
1. Lack of time management
2. Not reading the question paper properly
3. Answering questions in hasty manner
4. Not reading options carefully
5. Wasting time on each question
6. Panicking during the exam
7. Taking the JEE Main first attempt lightly
8. Not revising the JEE Main paper
9. Choosing wrong section to begin the paper
JEE Main 2021 at a glance
Number of students in JEE Main 2021: As many as 6,52,627 candidates have registered for Paper 1 (BE/BTech) and 63,065 candidates have registered for Paper 2A and Paper 2B (BArch and BPlanning). A total of 22,748 candidates registered for both BArch and BPlanning papers.
What is self declaration form for JEE Main 2021
JEE Main 2021 exam self declaration form is a part of the admit card. Fill the self-declaration section, paste photograph and put left-hand thumb impression. Do not sign it. You will have to sign it on the exam venue.
JEE Main 2021 Live Updates
Students start reaching JEE Main exam centre.
JEE Main self-declaration form
The self-declaration form is a part of the JEE Main admit card. Candidates will have to mention their health status and recent travel history on it. They will be required to sign it at exam centres in presence of invigilators.
Take advantage of the new exam pattern
In Section B of JEE Main BTech paper, there will be 10 MCQs and candidates will have to answer five. There will be no negative marking. This can prove to be a deciding factor. Candidates can answer all the questions in section B and can get up to 20 marks which will increase their chances of qualifying. Students must take advantage of this opportunity.
JEE Main 2021 paper pattern
JEE Main Btech paper (Paper 1) will have three sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each section will have equal weightage with 20 multiple choice questions and five numerical questions. The total marks will be 300.
The numerical questions in JEE Main BTech paper will not have negative marking.
Students will be allowed to bring JEE Main admit card, photo ID card, hand sanitiser, water bottle to the exam venue. They will not be allowed to bring any kind of personal belongings like mobile phone, watch, jewellery or any other metallic object.
Check details here
Caps, dupatta and accessories like sunglasses are not allowed in JEE Main exam. If a candidate wears a specific attire due to religious reasons, she or he must reach the exam centre one-and-a-half hours before the gate closing time and inform the exam officials.
Check JEE Min 2021 dress code here