The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released answers to a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the Joint Entrance Examination – Main (JEE Main 2021). Most queries that the NTA addressed were about the new format of JEE Main 2021. Other topics included queries about multiple sessions, attempts, etc. The FAQs are available on the official site of NTA JEE on

Students were in doubt regarding the multiple attempts and changed exam pattern for JEE Main 2021. JEE Main 2021 is scheduled to be held in four sessions. The first session is scheduled to be held from 23 February to 26 February.

Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers:

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

Ans: JEE (Main)-2021 will be conducted in Four Sessions (February/ March/ April/ May).

Q: What will be the advantages of Multiple Sessions in JEE (Main)-2021?

Ans: The advantages of Multiple Sessions in JEE (Main)-2021 are as follows:

a. This will give multiple opportunities to the candidates to improve their scores in the examination if they fail to give their best in one attempt.

b. In first attempt, the students will get a firsthand experience of taking an examination and will know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the next time.

c. This will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.

d. If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control (such as Board examination), then he/she will not have to wait for one full year.

e. A candidate need not appear in all the four Sessions. However, if candidate appears in more than one Session then his/her best of the 2021 NTA Scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.

Q: Whether NTA has changed the syllabus of JEE (Main)-2021?

Ans: No, the syllabus of JEE (Main) 2021 is same as that of the last year. However, keeping in view the decision taken by different Boards all over India, NTA has decided that there will be a total of 90 Questions in the Question Paper and candidate will be required to attempt 75 questions only. There will be no negative marking for 15 optional questions.

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

Ans: Candidate has option to apply for one Session or for more than one Session (February/March /April /May 2021) together and pay exam fee accordingly.

Q: Whether candidate has to fill up the separate Application Form for each session?

Ans: No, candidate has to fill up one Application Form for all session. If he/ she fills up now, there will be only one Application Form. If he fills up now (for a few sessions), and choses to fill up the application for the other sessions later, the same Application Form will be shown to him later on, once the Application Forms for the later sessions of (March/ April/ May) are started.

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

Ans: Yes, opportunity will be given to apply for 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 February / March/ April Session.

Q: Can fees be paid together for four Sessions?

Ans: Yes, fees can be paid for all 4 Session(s) (February/March/April/May) at the same time.

Q: Whether candidate has to pay fee for one session or all the four sessions and when the fee is to be paid?

Ans: While filling Application Form, candidate has to choose the Number of sessions he/she wishes to appear and pay fee accordingly.

Click here to read answers to all FAQs

The registration process for JEE Main 2021 has already started on December 16, 2020. The last date to register online is January 16, 2021.

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