JEE Main 2021 Answer Key (April) – Download Here

JEE Main 2021 Answer Key – From this page download JEE Main answer key for the April session. After the exam is over, memory-based answer keys will be issued by coaching institutes and experts like Motion IIT, Allen, Resonance, etc. However, NTA will issue the official JEE Main 2021 answer key a few days after the exam is over. The official answer key will be out along with the answer key and question papers. To know all about JEE Main 2021 answer key like how to download, how to challenge it, how to use it to calculate score, and more, read below.

JEE Main 2021 Answer Key

Download answer key: JEE Main 2021 April answer key will be available as per schedule at jeemain.nta.nic.in.

JEE Main 2021 Answer Key Dates

NTA will release the JEE Main 2021 answer key 1 or 2 days after the exam. In the both the sessions before this the answer keys were released pretty soon. Thus for this session too, the same is expected.

Check the JEE Main 2021 answer key schedule below:

JEE Main 2021 Answer KeyApr DatesMar DatesFeb dates
JEE Main Mar exam dates are27, 28, 29, and 30 April 2021 Postponed16 – 18 Mar 202123, 24, 25, 26 Feb 2021
Unofficial answer key releasesOn the exam dayOn the exam dayOn the exam day
Date for release of JEE Main official answer keyto be announced20 March 202101 Mar 2021
Last date to challenge answer keyto be announced22 Mar 202103 Mar 2021
JEE Main 2021 result dateto be announced24 Mar 202108 Mar 2021

Official Vs Unofficial JEE Main 2021 Answer Key

Candidates can use both official and unofficial answer key of JEE Main 2021 to predict score in the exam. However:

  • The unofficial JEE Main 2021 answer key is memory based. Hence, not all questions might be mentioned in it. Whereas, the official answer key contains answers to all the questions.
  • NTA releases the official question paper. The unofficial papers are released by coaching centers like resonance, Allen, motion IIT, etc,
  • Hence, due to these reasons, the official answer key of JEE Main is more reliable.

How to Calculate Scores Using JEE Main 2021 Answer Key?

JEE Main answer key 2021 is the best source to predict score in the exam. So, after downloading it, JEE Main 2021 aspirants can follow the steps below to calculate the estimated score in the exam. 

Step-1– First, download the answer key, response sheet, and question paper of JEE Main 2021.

Step-2– Next, match if the answer on the response sheet and answer key is the same or not.

Step-3– For each correct answer, allocated and deduct marks as per the marking scheme.

Step-4– When the candidates do the steps above for all the questions the raw marks will be calculated.

JEE Main 2021 Marking Scheme

  • Add (+) 4 marks for all correct answer.
  • Minus (+) 1 marks for incorrect answers.

Hence,
JEE Main Predicted Score = 4 x Number of Correct Answers – 1 X Number of Incorrect Answers

How to Download Official Answer Key?

The official answer key for JEE Main can only be downloaded from the 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.

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 Final Answer Key

Once the candidate submits the objection in the JEE Main 2021 answer key, the NTA appoints subject expert(s). The subject experts analyses the objection submitted by the candidate and if the challenge is relevant and correct, a change is made in the JEE Main answer key. NTA after making the relevant change, if required, then releases a final answer key for JEE Main 2021.

The final key is released for Paper 1 and paper 2a, 2b separately in pdf format. JEE Main 2021 result is compiled on the basis of the JEE Main 2021 final answer key. The candidates are not allowed to submit any grievance in the JEE Main 2021 final answer key.

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 2021 Answer Key for March Session

March session: Click here to download JEE Main 2021 B.E / B.Tech final answer key for the March session.

Feb Session: Check the answer key of the Feb session below:

JEE Main 2021 Answer Key for February Session

Check the answer key and question paper of JEE Main 2021 Feb session from the table below:

  • Download the Paper 2 final answer key on which result complied – Click Here
  • Download the final answer key on which result complied – Click here.
  • Download the final answer key – Click here.

You can download the provisional answer keys from below:

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 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 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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