JEE Main 2021 Answer Key (Official Available) – Download PDF for July Exam

JEE Main 2021 Answer Key – NTA has released the official JEE Main 2021 answer key at jeemain.nta.nic.in. After the exam, candidates can check JEE Main answer key from this page. JEE Main 2021 answer key by Resonance is released few hours after the shift 1 and 2 ends. Apart from this, various coaching institutes and teachers also released live video answer key. Candidates can check it all from this page, for 20, 22, 25, and 27 July 2021 exam. Using the answer key of JEE Main 2021, candidates can predict marks in the exam. To do so, candidates need to add 4 marks for correct answer and deduct 1 mark for each incorrect MCQ. Know more details on JEE Main 2021 answer key from this page.

Latest – JEE Main 2021 official answer key for July 27, 25, 22, 20 is now available now. Check it from the link below

JEE Main 2021 Answer Key

JEE Main 2021 Official Answer Key Date:

>> Click Here to download JEE Main July Answer Key 2021 by NTA (via application number and password)

>> Click Here to download JEE Main July Answer Key 2021 by NTA (via application number and date of birth)

Download JEE Main 2021 Official Answer Key Here

Candidates can check and download the pdf for JEE Main 2021 answer key session 1 and 2 from here.

JEE Main 2021 March Answer Key Session 1

  • Click here to download JEE Main 2021 B.E / B.Tech (pdf) final answer key.

JEE Main 2021 February Answer Key Session 2

  • Click Here to download JEE Main Paper 2 final answer key (pdf).
  • Click here to download JEE Main Paper 1 final answer key (pdf) on which the result was compiled.

Candidates can check the unofficial answer key of JEE Main 2021 session 3 (July) from the table below:

JEE Main 2021Answer KeyAnalysis
27 July 2021Download HereShift 1
Shift 2
25 July 2021Download HereShift 1
22 July 2021Download HereShift 2
20 July 2021Download HereShift 1 & 2

JEE Main 2021 Answer Key by Resonance

Candidates can check and download JEE Main 2021 answer key by resonance (pdf) from below.

JEE Main DateShift 1 Answer KeyShift 2 Answer Key
20 JulyFor Physics

For Chemistry

For Maths
For Physics

For Chemistry

For Maths
22 July– For Physics

– For Chemistry

– For Maths
– For Physics

– For Chemistry

– For Maths
25 Jul– For Physics

– For Chemistry

– For Maths
– For Physics

– For Chemistry

– For Maths
27 Jul– For Physics

– For Chemistry

– For Maths
– For Physics

– For Chemistry

– For Maths

JEE Main 2021 Answer Key Dates

The important dates for JEE Main 2021 answer key for session 1, 2, 3, and 4 is given in the table below.

ParticularsSession 4Session 3Session 2Session 1
JEE Main 2021 exam date26, 27, 31 Aug & 01, 2 Sep 202120, 22, 25, 27 Jul 202116-18 Mar 202123-26 Feb 2021
Unofficial answer key releases onExam dayExam dayExam dayExam day
Date for the release of the official answer keyTBAby 31 Jul 202120 Mar 202101 Mar 2021
Last date to challenge answer keyTBAby 2 Aug 202122 Mar 202103 Mar 2021
JEE Main 2021 result dateTBA1st week of Aug 202124 Mar 202108 Mar 2021

Calculate Score Using JEE Main 2021 Answer Key?

Candidates can use JEE Main 2021 answer key to predict score in the exam. To do so, the candidates just need to follow the steps below:

  • First of all, download the answer key of JEE Main 2021 from above.
  • Next, cross check answers in the answer key with the ones you marked in the exam.
  • Then, as per the marking scheme add and deduct marks.
  • When the marks have been added or deducted for all the questions, candidates will get to know their JEE Main predicted scores.

Formula to Calculate JEE Main Score:

Total marks for correct answers – Total marks for incorrect answers

Marking scheme for JEE Main 2021: The marking scheme for JEE Main 2021 is as follows:

JEE MainMCQsNVTs
Marks for correct answer+4+4
Marks deducted for wrong answer-1-1

How to Download Official Answer Key?

The official answer key for JEE Main can only be downloaded JEE Main 2021 login. To get it, the candidates need to follow the steps below: 

Step 1: First of all, go to the jeemain.nta.nic.in and click on the button for “View Question Paper and Challenge Answer Key” 

Step 2: Thereafter, enter the candidate’s login with the help of application form number and password / date of birth.

Step 3: At last, under the login candidates can check the question paper, response sheet and answer key for JEE Main 2021.

JEE Main Official vs Unofficial Answer Key 2021

There are 2 types of JEE Main 2021 answer key. One if the unofficial answer key and another is the official answer key. The details of both type of JEE Main answer key is as follows:

JEE Main 2021 Unofficial Answer Key – This answer key is released by coaching institutes and teachers. Since JEE Main is a CBT exam, it is prepared based on questions told by the students who appeared for the exam. Hence, it is also called as memory based answer key. Few institutes which released JEE Main unofficial answer key are:

  • Resonance
  • Aakash institute
  • Rao IIT
  • Allen kota, etc.

JEE Main 2021 Official Answer Key – The official answer key of JEE Main is released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is released at jeemain.nta.nic.in. Candidates can download it by entering application number and password / date of birth.

The official answer key for JEE Main is released under the candidate login and is unique for each candidate. Along with the official answer key, question paper and responses are also released. Candidates can challenge the answer key. Then, changes are made in the key and final answer key is provided. Based on final JEE main answer key, result is announced.

How to Challenge JEE Main 2021 Official Answer Key?

The JEE Main 2021 answer key is open to challenges. If a candidate feels that the answer given in the key is not correct then they can submit objects against it. To do so, the candidates have to pay Rs. 200 per objection. The amount of objection will be refunded if the objection stands valid.

How to submit objection against JEE Main 2021 Answer Key?

Step 1: Click on the link above to access the login.

Step 2: Enter application number and password / date of birth to access the login.

Step 3: Then, in the dashboard, click on the “Challange Answer Key” tab.

Step 4: On clicking it, candidates will get to see Paper, Question ID, Correct Question(s), and Objection(s) ID Claimed.

Step 5: Candidates have to tick the box against the correct answer id and then click on the “Save Your Claims”

Step 6: After this, the candidates will have to upload the document of proof by clicking on the “choose file” button.

Step 7: Lastly, click on “Save your Claims and Pay Fee” button. Once candidates pay the amount of fee, the objection will be submitted.

JEE Main 2021 Question Paper

On the day of the exam,  memory based JEE Main 2021 question paper is released by different coaching centres like Akaash, Allen, Resonance and Motion IIT. It is based on the questions and answers remembered by the students who appear for JEE Main exam.

However, a few days later, answer key for JEE Mains 2021 is officially released by National Testing Agency. The official question paper has the responses of the candidates too. It i released for all shifts and days in which JEE Main 2021 is being held.

JEE Main 2021 Response Sheet

One more thing which NTA will release along with JEE Main 2021 answer key is response sheet. Actually, a response sheet is a pdf in which answers selected by a candidate for each question is mentioned. However, for JEE Main 2021 the responses are mentioned in the question paper. The answer marked by the candidate is given as “Chosen answer ID”. It is given in front of each question. 

Candidates can also challenge responses. If they feel that the answer marked by then is given wrong in the login then they can challenge it by filling a form and paying Rs. 200. 

JEE Main 2021 Result

The result for JEE Main 2021 is going to be released online at the NTA website. JEE Main result 2021 is determined through the process of Normalisation. Since the exam is being conducted on different days in different sessions. Some candidates may get an easy paper while others a tough one in JEE Main 2021 exam. Hence, to ensure that no student is at a disadvantage, NTA adopts the process of normalization for determining JEE Main 2021 results and ranks. The normalized score is calculated on the basis of the following formula.

100 X Number of candidates appeared in the ‘Session’ with raw score Equal to or less than the candidate  Total number of aspirants who have appeared in the ‘Session’.

JEE Main Previous Years Cut Off

NTA releases the cut off score for JEE Main entrance exam along with the declaration of the result. JEE Main cut off is the minimum score required by the candidates to qualify for JEE Advanced. It is to be noted that there is no passing or qualifying marks in JEE Main which means that all candidates who appear for the exam are given ranks for admission in NITS, IIITs, CFTIs.

Candidates can check the past year JEE Main cut off from the table below.

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

About JEE Main 2021

 National Testing Agency i.e NTA conducts the JEE Main 2021 in computer based mode. The exam is of 3 hours and questions asked are of MCQ and numerical answer type. It is conducted in shifts and paper are categorised into B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Plan. The authority allots 4 marks for each correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for negative answers. Qualified candidates then have to register and exercise options through the JOSAA counselling 2021.


JEE Main 2021 Provisional Answer Key (Feb Session)

The provisional answer key for JEE Main 2021 Feb session is as follows:

Date-ShiftAnswer KeyQuestion Paper
23 Feb (S-1)Download HereDownload Here
23 Feb (S-2)Download HereDownload Here
24 Feb (S-1)Download HereDownload Here
24 Feb (S-2)Download HereDownload Here
25 Feb (S-1)Download HereDownload Here
25 Feb (S-2)Download HereDownload Here
26 Feb (S-1)Download HereDownload Here
26 Feb (S-2)Download HereDownload Here

JEE Main Answer Key Archives

You can also check previous year JEE Main answer keys and question papers from the table below.

For 2020

Exam Date and ShiftQs PaperAnswer Key
06 Jan – Shift 1 (B.Arch)Get HereGet Here
06 Jan – Shift 2 (B.Arch)Get HereGet Here
06 Jan – Shift 2 (B.Plan)Get HereGet Here
07 Jan – Shift 1Get HereGet Here
07 Jan – Shift 2Get HereGet Here
08 Jan – Shift 1Get HereGet Here
08 Jan – Shift 2Get HereGet Here
09 Jan – Shift 1Get HereGet Here
09 Jan – Shift 2Get HereGet Here
01 SepGet HereGet Here
02 SepGet HereGet Here

For 2019

  • Click Here to download final JEE Main Paper 1 answer key.
  • Click Here to download final JEE Main Paper 1 answer key.

For 2018

Exam DateQs PaperAnswer Key
08 AprGet HereGet Here
08 AprGet Here
08 AprGet Here for Paper 2 (Gujarati)
15 Apr Get HereGet Here
15 AprGet HereGet Here
16 AprGet HereGet Here

Frequently Asked Question on JEE Main 2021 Answer Key

Ques. From where can I download the official JEE Main 2021 answer key?

Ans. You can download the official JEE Main 2021 answer key here and from jeemain.nta.nic.in.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in case of wrong answers in JEE Main?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking of 01 marks in case of each wrong answers. This is applicable only for multiple-choice questions.

Ques. Are the unofficial answer keys reliable?

Ans. The unofficial answer keys of JEE Main can be referred to have an idea about the scores. However, to have to have certainty about the scores, it is advised to refer official JEE Main answer key only.

Ques. Do I need login credentials to download the unofficial answer keys?

Ans. No, the unofficial answer keys are released in the pdf format so no login credentials are required.

Ques. Can I challenge the unofficial answer key?

Ans. No, you cannot challenge the unofficial answer key. The challenges can be submitted against only the official JEE Main answer key.

Official website: jeemain.nta.nic.in.

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