JEE Main Result –  Dates, Calculating Marks, Previous Cut offs

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will declare the final (post cutoff) JEE Main result 2021 sometime around June 2021. For the February session, the result was announced on 8th March 2021, whereas for the March session, the tentative result date is 27th March 2021. 

As per the announcement by NTA, the JEE Main result will be made available in online mode on the official website only.

Candidates will be able to check their JEE Main result 2021 with the help of their application number and date of birth (password). The exam conducting authority will release the scorecard along with the result in online mode.

The JEE Main result contains information like:

  1. Details of the candidate
  2. Marks obtained in all the 3 subjects (percentile) 
  3. All India Rank (AIR)
  4. Category-wise cut score for JEE (Advanced)

Only after the completion of the May session of JEE Main 2021 exam, will the final result be announced. For the candidates who take multiple attempts of JEE Main, the best of all the scores shall be taken into consideration for the preparation of the rank list. 

Based on the JEE Main result 2021, candidates will get admission into NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, and other participating institutes. Besides, the final All India Ranks (AIR) will also be declared after the May session.

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JEE Main Result 2021 – Important Date Announcements

The JEE Main result 2021 will be declared by NTA once the exams get conducted successfully. Candidates can find out the exact final JEE Main result release date in the table below when the exam authority announces it.

JEE Main Result 2021 Schedule for February

JEE Main Exam Events (2021)Exam Dates
Issuance of admit cardFebruary Session – 11th February 2021

March Session – 11th March 2021

JEE Mains 2021 exam dates*23rd February to 26th February 2021

16th March to 18th March 2021

Release of response sheet and question paper**1st March 2021 (Feb Session)
Answer key release date1st March 2021 (Feb Session)
Declaration of JEE Main result8th March 2021 (February session)
Downloading of Scorecard8th March 2021 (February session)
JEE Main CounsellingAround June 2021

JEE Main Result 2021 Schedule for March

JEE Main Exam Events (2021)Exam Dates
Issuance of admit card11th March 2021
JEE Mains 2021 exam dates*16th March to 18th March 2021
Release of response sheet and question paper**To Be Announced
Answer key release dateTo Be Announced
Declaration of JEE Main result27th March 2021 (tentative)
Downloading of Scorecard27th March 2021 (tentative)

*The exam will be conducted in two shifts on each day.

  • Shift 1 – 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Shift 2 – 3 PM to 6 PM

**Candidates will be able to raise objections against the preliminary answer key (if any) by paying a fee of Rs 200 per question.

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JEE Main Result 2021 – Answer Key

NTA will release the preliminary answer key on the official JEE Main website after the exams are conducted. Candidates can download the answer key in the form of a PDF.  They can calculate their probable scores with the help of the answer key and response sheet, much before the results are declared.

How to Access JEE Main Result/Scorecard?

The official NTA authority will release the result in online mode on their official JEE website. To check and download the results, candidates will need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Visit the official website of JEE Main
  2. Click the “View JEE Main 2021 Result/Scorecard” link
  3. Enter the JEE Main Application Number, password/date of birth, and security pin (CAPTCHA)
  4. Submit the required details
  5. The JEE Main result 2021 will be displayed online
  6. Download and take multiple print outs of your JEE Main 2021 result for future reference

Note – Candidates are advised to keep their scorecards safe till the admission process conclude

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Details Mentioned in JEE Main Result 2021

NTA publishes the JEE Main scorecard after the result is declared. Candidates will find the following details in the JEE Main result sheet.

List of Details

  1. Name of the candidate
  2. Roll number
  3. Date of birth
  4. Parents’ name
  5. State code of eligibility
  6. Category and nationality
  7. Subject-wise NTA scores
  8. Total NTA scores obtained in the first attempt

JEE Main Scorecard (Paper 1)

Sample JEE Main Scorecard (Paper 1)

Sample JEE Main Scorecard (Paper 2A & 2B)

Sample JEE Main Scorecard (Paper 2A & 2B)

Final JEE Main Result 2021

From this year, JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 4 sessions – February, March, April, and May. The final JEE Main result 2021 will be announced after the May session exam is complete. The final JEE Main result is likely to be released in June 2021  Although the exact date is not released now, it will be announced in the official NTA JEE website in due time. 

Candidates will find below the details that appear in the final JEE Main scorecard: 

  1. Total scores obtained in February attempt/Total scores obtained in March attempt/Total scores of April attempt/Total scores obtained in May attempt
  2. The best out of four JEE Main 2021 scores
  3. All India Rank in JEE Main 2021
  4. Candidate’s category (if reserved category applies)
  5. JEE Advanced 2021 cut off

What after JEE Main Result 2021?

After the JEE Main result 2021 is declared, the top eligible 2,50,000 candidates are shortlisted to apply for JEE Advanced 2021. The registration for the same begins on the official JEE Advanced website. 

Besides JEE Advanced 2021, JoSAA counselling will also begin for selected candidates for admissions to Indian Engineering colleges. Based on the rank and scores obtained in JEE Main result 2021, suitable colleges will be allotted to candidates.

JEE Main Seat Matrix

Institute nameTotal Number of Seats
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)13,583
National Institutes of Technology (NITs)21,133
Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)4713
Government-funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)5806

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JEE Main Result 2021 – Normalization Process

The difficulty level of JEE Main question papers differs for each session. NTA follows a normalization process to maintain fairness and equality among the test takers. This procedure has been established for comparing the score and merit of the test takers who have taken the test in different sessions. 

NTA authority adopts the normalization process so that no candidate gets an unfair benefit.

NTA uses the equi-percentile technique to get the corrected scores secured by the candidates. This is done via the normalization process for calculating JEE Main Result 2021. Scores up to two decimal points are usually taken to calculate the marks. 

Formula

100 x number of candidates appeared in the session with raw scores equal to or less than the candidate

Total number of candidates who appeared in that session


Note – Normalized NTA score is not the same as the percentage of marks obtained in the examination

JEE Main Result 2021 – Percentile Calculation

NTA calculates the JEE Main marks to obtain the overall percentile as well as the percentile for  individual subjects separately (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) using the normalization formula.

Steps Involved in Normalization & Preparation of JEE Main Merit/Rank List 2021

1. Distribution of examinees in Four days and Two shifts per day

2. Preparation of JEE Main result 2021 for each Session

The preparation of JEE Main result 2021 for each session involves:

  • Raw scores
  • Separate percentile scores for all 3 subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry) and the total score

The percentiles are created based on the below formulas:

Total Percentile (T1P)

100 x No. of candidates from the session with raw scores equal to or less than T1 score

Total No. of candidates appeared in the session

Physics Percentile (P1P)

100 x No. of candidates appeared from the session with raw score=or< P1 score in Physics

Total No. of candidates appeared in the session

Mathematics Percentile (M1P)

100 x No. of candidates appeared from the session with raw score=or< M1 score in Mathematics

Total No. of candidates appeared in the session

Chemistry Percentile (C1P)

100 x No. of candidates appeared from the session with raw score =or<C1 score in Chemistry

Total No. of candidates appeared in the session

3. Compilation of NTA score and Overall Merit/Rank List Preparation

JEE Main Result – Tie Breaking Rule

If two or more candidates end up securing the same score in the JEE Main Result, the authority follows the below-mentioned rules to choose the positions of the candidates:

Tie Breaker for Paper 1 (BTech) – In order of Preference

  • Higher percentile score or NTA score in Mathematics
  • Higher percentile score or NTA score in Chemistry
  • Higher percentile score or NTA score in Physics
  • Candidate older in age will be given the first chance
  • Candidates with fewer negative marks

Tie Breaker for Paper 2A (B.Arch.) – In order of Preference

  • Higher percentile score or NTA score in Mathematics
  • Higher percentile score or NTA score in Drawing Test
  • Higher percentile score or NTA score in Aptitude Test
  • Candidate older in age will be given the first chance
  • Candidates with fewer negative marks

Tie Breaker for Paper 2B (BPlan) – In order of Preference

  • Higher percentile score or NTA score in Mathematics
  • Higher percentile score or NTA score in Planning Based Questions
  • Higher percentile score or NTA score in Aptitude Test
  • Candidate older in age will be given the first chance
  • Candidates with fewer negative marks

JEE Main Result – Cut Off

NTA authority publishes the JEE Main cut off after the results are announced. Based on that, shortlisted candidates are allowed to appear for JEE Advanced to get admission in the IITs in Engineering and Technology courses.

JEE Main 2020 Qualifying Cut off

CategoryCut off
Common Rank List (CRL)90.3765335
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)70.2435518
Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL)72.8887969
Scheduled Caste (SC)50.1760245
Scheduled Tribe (ST)39.0696101
People with Disabilities (PwD)0.0618524

JEE Main Cut Off for JEE Advanced (2015 to 2020)

Category202020192018201720162015
Open90.376533589.75488497481100105
Gen EWS70.243551878.2174869
OBC NCL72.888796974.316655745497070
SC50.176024554.012815529325250
ST39.069610144.334517224274844
PWD0.06185240.11371730-3501

JEE Main Result – Rank List

The JEE Main 2021 rank list reflects the respective ranks secured by candidates in the entrance examination.

JEE Main – Marks vs Ranks

JEE Main ScoresJEE Main Ranks (CRL)
336 – 3601 – 20
310 to 33521 – 225
251 to 300226 – 1492
201 to 2501493 – 5752
151 to 2005753 – 18377
101 to 15018378 – 57131
51 to 10057132 – 240541
1 to 50240542 – 984170
-40 to 0984171 – 1074221

JEE Main – Percentile vs Marks

Range of MarksJEE Main Percentile
360 to 310100 – 99.98724751
309 to 29999.985572 – 99.9740296
298 to 28899.97589128 – 99.96258028
287 to 27899.96146328 – 99.94424276
277 to 26899.94098483 – 99.91929629
267 to 25899.91836545 – 99.89081262
257 to 24899.88643768 – 99.84845946
247 to 23899.84510844 – 99.79959043
237 to 22899.79679791 – 99.73294238
227 to 21899.73005678 – 99.65475193
217 to 20899.64888765 – 99.55273201
207 to 19899.54919482 – 99.43609792
197 to 18899.4200875 – 99.28958392
187 to 17899.26473052 – 99.07781811
177 to 16899.06329703 – 98.85683701
167 to 15898.82509541 – 98.55710695
157 to 14898.53104347 – 98.20040957
147 to 13898.14939961 – 97.75686494
137 to 12897.69477799 – 97.17648701
127 to 11897.13841571 – 96.41990133
117 to 10896.35511496 – 95.49744019
107 to 9895.42678954 – 94.40128456
97 to 8894.19473145 – 92.74709113
87 to 7892.61891464 – 90.64227869
77 to 6890.42902355 – 87.34180397
67 to 5887.34180397 – 82.68016383
57 to 4881.92571907 – 75.39020758
47 to 3874.13450619 – 64.11300382
37 to 2862.88839244 – 49.28762915
27 to 1849.01228707 – 33.08815042
17 to 131.32570046 – 9.077538863

JEE Main Result 2021 – Reservation

There are certain Government recommended reservation criteria that Engineering institutes have to follow. Candidates will find below the percentile of those reservations:

Reservation Criteria for Institutes run by Central government

CategoriesPercentage of Reservation
General – Economically Weaker Sections (GEN-EWS)10%
Scheduled Castes (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Non-Creamy Layer of Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)27%
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)5% in each category

JEE Main Result – FAQs

What is the release date of JEE Main result 2021?

As of now, June 2021 has been announced as the final JEE Main result date 2021 (tentative). Although the exact date is not issued, the information will be made available on the official NTA JEE website in due time. Furthermore, NTA will release the results of each session after the completion of the individual JEE MaIn exam (February, March, April and May).

Is there any negative marking in JEE Main 2021?

Yes. 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer in the JEE Main exam.

Can the JEE Main result be re-evaluated?

No. There is no provision for candidates to re-evaluate/re-check JEE Main result 2021. NTA does not entertain any correspondence in this regard.

What details are required to check the JEE Main result?

Candidates need to enter their application number and date of birth (password) to download their scorecards.

What details will be printed on the JEE Main scorecard?

The JEE Main scorecard will display the application number, name of candidates, JEE Main cut off, obtained score, and qualifying status.