JEE Main 2020 Registration (Started), Eligibility, Syllabus, and Exam Dates

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NTA opened the application process for the JEE Main 2020 April session on 7 February. Candidates can register for JEE Main 2020 via jeemain.nic.in. The test is scheduled for April 5 to April 11. Check JEE Main Application Process.

New UpatesNTA has changed the examination dates for April session. Now exam dates are April 05, April 07, April 09 and April 11, 2020. Earlier, it was scheduled from April 03 to 09, 2020.

Latest: NTA published the result of JEE Main for B.Arch and B. Planning with the final answer key on the official website. A total of 100 NTA scores were obtained by three candidates in Paper 2 and Paper 3. Click here to download scorecard.

NTA has announced the result for JEE Main 2020 January session at jeemains.nta.nic.in. Aspirants can visit the official website to check their results. Download Score Card

Important Dates

The exam will be conducted twice a year of which here is the schedule:

JEE Main 2020 – Phase I

EVENTS DATES
Release of JEE Main 2020 official notification September 03, 2019
Online Application/registration process will commence from September 03, 2019
Last date for Online Application process September 30, 2019
Admit Card will be available from December 6, 2019
JEE Main 2020 Online Exam Jan 06 to Jan 11, 2020
Announcement of JEE Main 2020 Result January 17, 2020

NTA has released the official notice for JEE Main 2020 Date and Slot booking. Click here

JEE Main 2020 – Phase II

EVENTS DATES
Release of JEE Main 2020 official notification February 07, 2020
Online Application/registration process will commence from February 07, 2020
Last date for Online Application process March 06, 2020
Admit Card will be available from March 20, 2020
JEE Main 2020 Online Exam April 05 to April 11, 2020
Announcement of JEE Main 2020 Result April 30, 2020

In the Last year, Top 2,45,000 JEE Main qualifiers were allowed to appear for JEE Advanced 2020. Applicants will be shortlisted for JEE Advanced and JoSAA Counselling based on the combined result of both sessions.

The final cut will be announced once the NTA compiles the results of both the January and April sessions of the candidates. Check Here

Final answer key for both the papers has released by the NTA. Download Pdf here

JEE Main 2020 for April session will be conduct in a 5-day window from April 5 – 11, 2020. More than 9 lakhs students had registered for January session of the exam. Experts say that April session papers were comparatively easier than January papers. Read Paper 1 Analysis

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The first phase were successfully conducted from January 6-11, 2020 and the second will be conducted from April 05-11, 2020. In 2019, Students found Mathematics paper as the toughest and lengthy while Drawing paper as the easiest one. Aptitude test had tricky questions. Read Paper 2 Analysis 

All papers 1, 2 and 3 will be conducted in online mode except for the drawing section in paper 2 which is conducted in pen and pencil mode.

New UpatesJEE Main 2020 Information Bulletin available. Download Here

For Paper I, 9,21,261 candidates filled the application while 8,69,010 candidates has appeared for the test. In total 9 candidates have scored 100 percentile in the exam. The ranks would be assigned after the completion of both stages of JEE Main 2020.


JEE Main 2020 Highlights

Parameters JEE Main 2020 – B.E./B. Tech JEE Main 2020 – B. Arch JEE Main 2020 – B. Planning
Mode of Examination CBT Mode Mathematics and Aptitude- CBT Mode

Drawing- Pen and paper mode

CBT Mode
Duration of exam 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours
Total subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type
Number of questions 75 (25 questions from each subject) 77 (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Drawing- 2) 100 (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Planning Based-25)
Type of Questions 60 (MCQs) + 15 (Numerical answer bases questions) Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Numerical answer bases questions) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQ +

Drawing- 2 Questions

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Numerical answer bases questions) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQs +

Planning Based Objective Type- 25 MCQs

Marking Scheme For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.

For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions

For Drawing Test: 2 questions of 100 marks

For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.

Maximum Marks 300 Marks 400 Marks 400 Marks
Medium of paper English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility criteria:

The general eligibility criteria for JEE Main is that the candidate should passed 12th with minimum 75% marks. Other important eligibility criteria are mentioned below:

  • Please note that the date of birth recorded in CBSE mark sheets or equivalent will be considered.
  • Minimum age is not required to be eligible for JEE Main 2020.
  • Applicants who have cleared Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2018, 2019 or those who will appear in such examination in 2020 are eligible to appear in JEE Main 2020.
  • Applicants must have studied at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination.
  • Applicants who have only four subjects in class 12th are not eligible for JEE Main 2020.

No. of Attempts given to applicants:

The number of attempts that can be made by applicants is limited to 3. It wasn’t counted in the past, but from now on it will be counted. The same applies to JEE Advanced 2020. You can apply for JEE Advanced 2020 only twice in the same consecutive year.

JEE Main Application form

It is advisable for all the students to read all the instructions carefully i.e (how to fill the application form) before filling JEE Main application form.

The application process follows three stages mentioned below:

  • Filling all the basic information
  • Uploading images
  • Submitting Application Fee

Before filling the application form you must have the following documents:

  • Scanned Copies of photograph, signature
  • Class 10th and 12th related information
  • Credit Card/Debit Card
  • Aadhar Card

Stage I:        

Filling the Application Form:

  1. Open official website: jeemain.nta.nic.in.
  2. On the homepage, click on “Apply for JEE (Main) – 2020” Link
  3. Click on “Fresh Registration Only” in case of new candidate.
  4. Click on “Apply With January JEE Main 2020 Credentials” if the candidate wants to reappear for April session.
  5. Enter information such as Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, State of Eligibility etc.
  6. Once you fill the required information, submit the application form.
  7. An application number will be generated. This number is crucial as it would be required for all further communications.

Stage II:

  • Uploading scanned images.
  • After registration, applicants would be required to upload the scanned images of photograph, signature.
  • All the scanned images need to be in jpg/jpeg format only.
  • Size of the photograph should be between 10 kb and 200 kb.
  • The signature image should be between 4 kb and 30 kb.
  • The signature should be in between 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (Height) only.

Note – Documents exceeding the specified sizes will not be uploaded. Use image resizer to fit the specifications.

Stage III

Submitting Application Fee

  • Once the image uploaded by the applicant, they have to pay the application fees online through Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking. The fee varies for categories.
  • 1.20% of the examination fee will be charged additionally along with service tax as applicable, in case of paying JEE Main 2020 application fee through credit card.
  • In case, JEE Main 2020 exam fee is paying using a debit card, a fee of 0.75% of the examination fee will be charged additionally along with taxes for exam fee up to INR 2000 and 1% + taxes for examination fee more than INR 2000
  • If a candidate using SBI Buddy to pay JEE Main 2020 application fee will be charged INR 20/- per transaction plus the service tax as applicable.
  • If a candidate using Paytm to pay application fee will cost 1.50% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable.
  • The board also accepts application fee through E-challan. For the same, aspirants need to download the e-challan generated after submission of online application form. Applicants will be able to download the acknowledgment page once the fees is paid. Applicants those who are choosing e-challan mode would have to pay Syndicate/ICICI/HDFC/Canara Bank in cash

JEE Main 2020 Application Fee

The application fee varies for all applicants. It depends on their Category and Gender. The table below gives the details of the application fees for Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3.

aper/Category B.E./B.Tech or B.Arch or B.Planning B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch or B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning or B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch & B.Planning or B.Arch & B.Planning B.E./B.Tech or B.Arch or B.Planning B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch or B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning or B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch & B.Planning or B.Arch & B.Planning
In India Outside India
General/OBCs

(Boys)

650 1300 3000 6000
SC/ST/PwD/All Girls 325 650 1500 3000

JEE Main Form Correction

Applicants who have successfully submitted their Application Form can make corrections in their application from March 8 to 12, 2020. NTA will release Application correction windows for applicants who made some errors while filling the form.

  • Correction is limited to particular sections only.
  • Details such as Academic details cannot be corrected.

Applicants should avoid typing errors and should keep the documents aside while filling the form.

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

To download JEE Main admit card 2020, applicants have to enter the required information such as application number, date of birth and security pin. Admit card will be available online and not be sent individually to any applicant. NTA will release the admit card on its official website and it should be retained till the counselling process.

To download JEE Main 2020 admit card candidate have to follow the steps mentioned below:-

  • The link to download JEE Main 2020 Admit Card will be available on the official website
  • The system will redirect you to the admit card portal
  • Enter JEE Main 2020 Application Number, Date of Birth and Security Pin in the admit card window
  • Click on “Submit” button
  • Check the admit card on your computer screen
  • Ensure all the details are correct before taking a print out

JEE Main Exam Pattern

This engineering entrance exam comprises of two papers. Applicants seeking admission in B.E/B.Tech programs at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs appear for Paper-1. Whereas Paper-2 is given by aspirants of Architecture and Paper 3 is for Planning Programs. The exam duration is 3 hours for each paper. The exam is conducted in online mode only except drawing section.

A total of 75 questions are asked and there is negative marking for incorrect answer. Objective type questions and numerical answer based questions will be asked in Paper-1 which will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. There will be 25 questions in all the 3 sections from Paper-1, carrying total 300 marks.

For every correct answer, you will get 4 marks and for every wrong answer, you will lose 1 mark. However, you will not lose any mark from the total score for unanswered questions. There is no negative marking for numerical questions.

Paper I

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Marking Scheme
Physics 25 100 Correct Answers: +4
Wrong Answer: -1
Unanswered: No Marks
Chemistry 25 100
Mathematics 25 100
Total 75 300

Paper-II

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Marking Scheme
Mathematics 25 100 Correct Answers: +4

Wrong Answer: -1

Unanswered: No Marks

Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 2 100
Total 77 400

Paper-III

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Marking Scheme
Mathematics 25 100 Correct Answers: +4

Wrong Answer: -1

Unanswered: No Marks

Aptitude Test 50 200
Planing Bases Questions 25 100
Total 100 400

A total of 77 questions are asked, comprising 400 marks in Paper-2 and 100 questions are asked, comprising 400 marks in Paper-3. It will consist of Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing section. Mathematics questions are objective and numerical answer based  type and Aptitude section are objective, whereas the drawing section is subjective. It is conducted only in online and offline mode. Mathematics and Aptitude sections are online, while the drawing exam is an offline exam. The total time given to applicants is 3 hours.

Click Here to Download Analysis of JEE Main last 4 years question paper

Best books for JEE Main Preparation

Every JEE Aspirants need to go with best books for JEE Main 2020 preparation. Know all the best book for JEE Main preparation from here. NCERT Books remains the best choices for every JEE Aspirants. Try to go thoroughly with the NCERT books. After that, you can follow reference books like R.D. Sharma, H.C.Verma, and Morrison.

There is a list of important formulae for JEE Main which students can use during the exam.

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

The exam consists of topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for Paper I and Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing for Paper II and Paper III. Applicants must thoroughly revise their class 12th syllabus and books to prepare for JEE Main 2020. Applicants can also prepare by joining various institutes which provide the required training and course material to clear this crucial exam.

To download detailed syllabus, Click here.

JEE Main 2020 Result

NTA will release JEE Main Result online on the official website. You will not receive results via Email; applicants must check them online. For January exam, JEE Main result has declared on January 17, 2020.

How to check JEE Main Result 2020?

  • Click on the link given on the official website jeemain.nic.in to get access to JEE Main 2020 Result portal.
  • Enter Roll Number and Date of Birth.
  • Click on submit button and you will have JEE Main Result 2020 window
  • Check your score and ranks and download the Rank Card
  • Applicants will also get to know their qualifying status for JEE Advanced 2020 through their rank card

JEE Main 2020 Rank Card

The JEE Main Rank List 2020 will include All India Rank of the candidate along with the All India Category Rank. Furthermore, JoSAA uses JEE Main AIR for admissions. For detailed information visit here.

JEE Main 2020 Cut Off

NTA will release cut off of JEE Main 2020 along with the result. JEE Main cut off comprises closing ranks or minimum scores as an eligibility for JEE Advanced 2020. The expected cut off for JEE Main 2020 is given below:

Category Cut-off Marks
General 81
OBC-NCL 49
Scheduled Caste 32
Scheduled Tribe 27
PWD 01

JEE Main 2020 Counselling

Only those applicants who have qualified in JEE Main 2020 will be able to participate in the counselling session.

JoSAA will conduct online allocation of seats based on the applicant’s All India Rank in JEE Main, category, availability of seats and other factors. Post seat allocation, the applicants will have to report at their allotted Institute for document verification and fee payment.

Submit following documents during verification:

  • 3 Passport size Photographs
  • JEE Main Admit Card 2020
  • JEE Main Result 2020
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Seat Allotment letter
  • Photo Identity Card
  • Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment
  • 12th Standard Mark Sheet
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)


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    • The following documents required for Counselling process are :
      • 3 Passport size Photographs
      • JEE Main Admit Card 2019
      • JEE Main Result 2019
      • Proof of Date of Birth
      • Seat Allotment letter
      • Photo Identity Card
      • Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment
      • 12th Standard Mark Sheet
      • Category Certificate (if applicable)

    • JEE Main is a National Level Exam conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) for admissions in B.tech and B.arch courses

    • Documents required during registration are –

      Scanned Copies of photograph, signature
      Class 10th and 12th related information
      Credit Card/Debit Card
      Aadhaar Card

  1. jee main will conducted twice a year. so counseling process will also conducted twice a year? i am so confused with this so please let me know counseling process

    • JEE Main will conducted twice a year. This year JEE Main will conduct in January and in April. But counseling process for both exam will held in Second week of June 2019.

    • Seat Allotment is done on basis of cutoff. If you qualify exam with good score then you can admission into NITs, IITs, and GFTI.

    • Marking Scheme for JEE Main – 4 marks will be allotted for each correct response and For each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted.

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