How to withdraw from JEE Main 2021 and apply for refund

Are you planning to withdraw from the upcoming August session of JEE Main 2021? Here are the step by step instructions to withdraw from JEE Main entrance exam.

My son had registered and paid the fees for all 4 sessions of JEE Main Examination. However, we decided not to attempt the last session, which is the August session of JEE Main 2021. There is a refund process available which we wanted to take advantage of. However, we found out that there is no direct link available on the JEE website to apply for a refund. A Google search showed me that several websites have reproduced almost the same steps from each other with no clarity on the JEE Main application withdrawal and refund process. After spending quite some time, I figured out how to withdraw from the exam and receive a refund.

Below is the step by step instructions to log in to JEE / NTA website and apply for refund:

Step by step instructions to withdraw from JEE Examination and apply for refund

Step1: Go to JEE NTA website at

Step 2: Look for the link "Registration/correction for Session-4 of JEE (Main) 2021"

Step 3: Login using your JEE application credentials

Step 4: Locate the "Correction in Application Form" link at the bottom of the page

Step 5: Read instructions and accept the terms. Click the button to proceed to the next step.

Step 6: In the next screen, you will see the complete application data of your ward. In my case, my son's admission data was displayed along with the list of all sessions I had applied. In order to initiate the withdrawal process from the session, I had to uncheck the checkbox corresponding to the upcoming session. There are no visible indicators on the page that says this is the process. But I learnt it by doing it for my son. Even after unchecking the upcoming JEE exam session, you will not see any messages indicating you will be withdrawn from the examination and will be eligible for the refund. But just uncheck the session and proceed.

Step 7: You will see a popup prompting you to review and confirm the data. Close the Popup after carefully reading the message.

Step 8: In the next screen you have to check each checkbox after reviewing the corresponding sections in the application form. Since you are applying for a refund, the rest of the fields are not really important. All you have to do is, make sure you are applying for the correct session and check each of the checkboxes to assure yourself that you have carefully reviewed the entire application form.

Step 9: There is one more confirmation screen. Click "Yes" to proceed.

Step 10: You are all set. Even though there is no confirmation on the screen about your withdrawal and refund for the JEE Main application, the process to be done from your side is complete.

Now, go back and check your registered email. You would have received a confirmation email with the subject "Withdraw Exam Session - JEE(Main) 2021" regarding your withdrawal from JEE Main examination. Check the screenshot that shows the confirmation I received after the withdrawal of the JEE Main application for my son from the upcoming JEE Session.

JEE Main Withdrawal Process

If you don't see the email in your inbox, check your spam folder as well. Also, in some cases, it might take a few minutes to receive the confirmation email. Just in case you are curious to see the content of the email I received after I withdrew from the JEE Main examination for my son. here it is:

JEE(Main) 2021
Dear Applicant,
You have withdrawn successfully your Candidature vide Application No. XXXXXXXXXXXX for JEE(Main) May 2021 on 11-08-2021 at 9:47 AM .

(This is an auto generated email, so please do not reply back.)

JEE(Main) 2021


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Refund after withdrawal from JEE MAin

I have completed the above steps for my son and I am waiting for the refund. I will update this article as soon I hear from the NTA authorities. Did you cancel your JEE Main application and apply for a refund? Did you already receive the refund? If so, please share your experience below for the benefit of other students.

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Guest Author: Soumik Chatterjee11 Aug 2021

I have cancelled y JEE Main exam and applied for refund. Did anyone else get a refund after cancelling the exam?

Guest Author: Vidya12 Aug 2021

Thanks for sharing the details. I checked many sites and they are all giving wrong information regarding the cancellation of the application. Thanks for explaining the process step by step.

Hope the refund will be processed soon. I wish the NTA website had made the process a bit easier and with more clarity. Their website is very confusing.

Guest Author: Mathew12 Aug 2021

Did any one receive a refund for cancelling the JEE Mains? When I cancelled the application, they didn't ask for any bank details. How can they give a refund without bank details?

Guest Author: Andreaszeo12 Aug 2021

I have cancelled the August attempt for JEE-Mains yerterday but I have not received the refund yet. Please guide on what I should do to get the refund.

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