JEE Main 2021 March session Day 2 (Shift 1 & 2) Conducted Today

# Mar 17, 2021 by Harshita Nandal

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JEE Main 2021 March session Day 2 (Shift 1 & 2)  Conducted Today

The exam was held in two shifts, the morning shift started from 9 AM to 12 PM and the afternoon shift started from 3 PM to 6 PM. The complete JEE Mains exam timings are provided in the below table-


Morning Shift

Evening shift

Reporting time

8:00 AM

2:00 PM

Entry starts at the inside exam hall

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

JEE Main 2021 Exam timing

9:00 AM to 12 PM

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


As per the student's reaction, the paper today was of moderate to difficult level overall and particularly the Mathematics section was lengthy and Chemistry was the easiest. 


Difficulty Level


Moderate  and Lengthy

Aptitude Test


Planning Based Questions



Moderate to Difficult


JEE Main 2021 March session Exam Day 2 (Shift 1 & 2)  were conducted today , As per the official date sheet, the JEE Main 2021 Engineering Entrance exam. The March session of JEE Main 2021 exam will be held over a period of 3 days.  Keeping in mind the safety of students and smooth conduct of the examination, NTA has issued detailed exam guidelines, COVID-19 precautions and dress code details. According to tentative estimates, around 6.1 lakh students have registered themselves to appear for the JEE Main 2021 March Exam this year.

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The National Testing Agency will be conducting the JEE (Main) February 2021 exams in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode at different centres located in 334 cities throughout the country.

Along with the JEE Main 2021 admit card, students have to carry a valid photo ID card and the self-declaration undertaking. 

A national level entrance test, JEE Main is conducted for admission to various undergraduate engineering programmes.

JEE Main is a national level entrance test conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes. JEE Main is held for multiple choice questions in online mode at designated exam centres across the country.

According to the schedule released by the NTA, the JEE Main 2021 exam which will be starting from today, will be held in two shifts i.e. morning and afternoon shift. The morning shift would commence from 9 AM to 12 PM while the evening shift would operate from 3 PM to 6 PM.

With the pandemic situation still quite serious, the agency has released a detailed set of guidelines and precautionary measures to ensure safety of students and smooth conduct of the examination. The key among them are as follows:

  • Shoes with Thick Soles and Garments with Large Buttons are not allowed
  • The seating area of the exam halls to be thoroughly sanitized before start of the new shift
  • All equipment and components including monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, desk, and chair and all All door handles, staircase railing, lift buttons, etc, to be disinfected thoroughly
  • Social distancing guidelines to be implemented thoroughly with students required to maintain minimum of 6-feet distance between them at all times
  • Queue manager/ropes and Floor Marks will be arranged outside the center, follow the instructions provided by center staff.
  • 3-Ply Face Masks will be provided to the students at the exam hall which will have to used by the students compulsorily during the examination. The candidate will be required to remove the mask worn by him/ her from home and use the mask provided at the center only.
  • Lab numbers will not be displayed outside the center to avoid any crowding at any one place in any situation.
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available at entry and inside the exam venue at various places for candidates and center staff to use.

JEE Main 2021: Things to keep in mind during Exam

  • JEE Mains 2021 will be held from March 16 to 18. Candidates who have registered for the exam must make sure that they have downloaded their JEE Main 2021 admit cards. Those who are unable to download their admit card can contact the helpline number- 0120-6895200 or mail at [email protected] Candidates will not be allowed to take the exam without admit card. They should take a print-out of the admit card and carry it with them to the exam center. A valid photo-ID proof issued by any government body (PAN Card, Voter ID, Aadhar Card, etc) and two passport size photos should also be brought.
  • Read the important instructions and Covid-19 related guidelines mentioned in the admit card.
  • Download the self-declaration undertaking form that is attached with the admit card. Take its print out and fill it as per requirement. The self-declaration form is a must to declare that they have not been in contact with any Covid infected persons and whether they have or not travelled outside the city in the last two weeks.
  • Pen/ Pencil and blank paper sheets for rough work will be provided in the examination Hall/Room. Candidates must write their name and Roll Number at the top of the sheet and must return the sheets and Admit Card to the Invigilator, before leaving the Examination Hall/Room.

The JEE Main BArch Paper held for a total of 400 marks will have Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing section and JEE Main BPlanning paper has Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning-based questions for a total of 400 marks.

The exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 is divided into JEE Paper 1 pattern for B.Tech and JEE Paper 2 pattern for B. Arch and B. Planning. As per JEE Main exam pattern 2021, each subject will have 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Value Questions and out of 10 only 5 have to be done. According to the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern, both the papers will be conducted in online mode except for the Drawing test for B.Arch

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021- Paper 1 (B.Tech)

Candidates willing to appear for JEE Main 2021 Paper 1 should check the exam pattern for the paper here. The exam will be conducted in online mode and will have multiple-choice questions along with questions with numerical value answers. The following tables can be referred to understand the JEE Main exam pattern 2021 for Paper 1.



Exam Mode

Computer-based test mode

Exam Duration

3 hours (4 hours for persons with benchmark disabilities)


Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Total number of questions

90 (need to answer 75 questions) (Each subject will have 20 MCQs and 10 numerical ques out of which 5 is must)

Type of Questions

20 Objective questions having 4 options each with only 1 correct option
10 Numerical questions out of which 5 needs to be answered

JEE Main 2021 Marking Scheme

JEE Main Marking Scheme for Paper 1 is-

For MCQs - 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

For answer with a numeric value - 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 0 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer


JEE Main Maximum Marks


Medium of paper

English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.


JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021- Paper 2 (B.Arch and B.Plan)

Candidates who wish to appear for paper 2 of JEE Main 2021 can check the exam pattern for B.Arch and B.Plan here. Both the papers are conducted in online mode except for the Drawing section in B.Arch. The following tables can be considered to know the detailed JEE Main 2021 exam pattern for Paper 2.



Mode of Examination

Computer-based examination except for Drawing section in B.Arch

Language of Examination

English or Hindi - For All Centre Cities

English or Hindi or Gujarati-For Centre Cities in Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu


Duration of Examination

3 hours

Number of Sections

There are three sections in both B.Arch and B.Plan papers.


  • Mathematics
  • Aptitude test
  • Drawing test


  • Mathematics
  • Aptitude test
  • Planning test


Number of Questions

B.Arch: 77 Questions

B.Plan: 100 Questions


Total Marks

400 marks

Marking Scheme

JEE Main Marking Scheme for Paper 2 is-

MCQs- Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer and there will be a negative marking of 1 mark on each incorrect answer.

Questions with numerical value answers - Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking.

Marking Scheme for Drawing Test - Two questions are evaluated out of 100 marks




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Harshita Nandal
Harshita Nandal

Harshita Nandal has worked as a Creative head in Mitrakshar, University of Delhi. She has done her Graduation from the University of Delhi in English Honours. In her free time, she prefers to play the guitar, take short walks in between work and loves to watch Korean dramas. Currently, she is an author at Educere India to fulfil the desire of her passion for writing.