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JEE Main 2020 - NTA has commenced the facility to change the exam centres of JEE Main 2020. Candidates will now be able to re-choose their preferred exam cities till April 14 along with the application form correction facility of JEE Main 2020 till April 14. The authorities have postponed JEE Main 2020 April exam to the last week of May. JEE Main 2020 admit card will be released after April 15. Previously, National Testing Agency (NTA) has released a notification stating that JEE Main 2020 has been postponed due to the current situation related to Coronavirus and that the new dates will be declared after March 31. The authorities had closed the process of JEE Main application form 2020 on March 12. The JEE Main 2020 April result will be announced later. JEE Main is held by NTA twice in a year for admissions to 31 NITs, 25 IIIT and 28 GFTIs. Check the complete details of JEE Main 2020 including dates, eligibility, application process, download of admit card and result as well as counselling and cutoff in the article below.Latest: JEE Main 2020 exam centre change facility started. JEE Main 2020 application form correction facility also available till April 14. Important: JEE Main 2020 to be held in the last week of May. For more details, Click Here To know about the postponement of other entrance exams, click here
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JEE Main 2020 is a computer-based examination where Paper I is for B.E/ B.Tech and Paper 2 is for B.Arch/ B.Plan. It is to be noted that a section of JEE Main Paper 2 (drawing) will be pen and paper based.
The full form of JEE Main is Joint Entrance Exam Main. It is the national level entrance test for admissions to the undergraduate engineering, architecture and planning programmes offered by 31 National Institutes of Technology, 25 Indian Institutes of Information Technology and 28 Government Funded Technical Institutes. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency twice a year - January and April where the better of the two scores are taken into consideration. JEE Main 2020 is also the screening test for 2.5 lakh students who have qualified to appear for the JEE Advanced for admissions to the seats in 23 Indian Institutes of Technology.
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NTA JEE Main Help Line
Block C-20 1A/8 ,Sector- 62IITK Outreach Centre, Gautam Buddh NagarNoida-201309, Uttar Pradesh (India)Contact No. : 0120 6895200Website: nta.ac.in
JEE Main Full Form
Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main)
Commonly Known As
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of Examination
Number of Attempts
Two attempts per year. Candidates can apply for three consecutive years.
Objective of Examination
For admission into 31 NITs, 25 IIITs and 28 CFTIs
Qualifying test for JEE Advanced for IIT admissions
Computer Based Test for Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Aptitude and Planning depending upon the paper.
For Paper 2 - The drawing section will be conducted in pen and paper mode.
For Paper 2 - B.Plan aspirants have to attempt planning questions instead of drawing.
3 Hours (4 hours for PwD candidates with physical limitation to write)
300 for Paper 1 and 400 for Paper 2
Estimated Number of Applicants
Over 12 Lakh
Number of Test Centres in India
Number of Test Centres in Abroad
States Accepting JEE Main Scores
Rajasthan, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi.UP will be joining the JEE Main system from the year 2020.
States Participating in JEE Main System
Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Nagaland
Number of Offered Seats
30814 total seats with 1955 EWS and 105 EWS-PwD seats31 NITs - 20428 seats, 344 EWS and 78 EWS-PwD seats
IIITs - 4617 seats, 290 EWS and 15 EWS-PwD seatsGFTIs - 5766 seats, 321 EWS and 12 EWS-PwD seatsTotal female supernumerary seats are 838
JEE Main 2020 Pre-exam Overview
The online JEE Main registration is over whose last date was extended till March 12, 2020. The JEE Main 2020 application form for April session was released on February 7. Candidates who have already registered for the January session of JEE Main 2020 can skip registration and directly login using their credentials of the January session. Candidates can also make use of the common service centres where a nominal fee will be taken from the candidates for the common service centres.
Candidates can follow the given steps to fill the application form of JEE Main for reference purpose. Before filling the application form, candidates should have made sure they met the eligibility criteria as specified by the authorities.
Step 1 - Registration: The first step was JEE Main Registration 2020 by submitting their personal, contact details and input a password of their choice.
Step 2 - Filling of JEE Main Application Form: In the next step, the candidates had to select their paper for the examination. personal and contact details were auto generated from registration. Education details had to be entered in this stage followed by parents income details.
Step 3 - Uploading of Documents - Scanned photograph, signature and class 12 marksheet/ admit card were required to be uploaded as per the NTA specifications.
Step 4 - Payment of Fee - The required application fee of JEE Main 2020 had to be paid by the candidates. Payment was online only through SBI MOPS, ICICI, HDFC, Syndicate Bank payment gateways as well as Paytm services.
Step 5 - Print Out of Acknowledgement Page - The candidates had to print out four copies of their acknowledgement page for future use.
Paper (s) Appearing
JEE Main 2020 Application Fees
For Exam Centres in India
JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) OR Paper II (B.Arch/B.Planning)
Boys - Rs. 650
Girls - Rs. 325
Boys - Rs. 325
Girls - Rs.325
Both JEE Main Paper I and Paper II
Boys - Rs. 1300
Girls - Rs. 650
For Exam Centres in Foreign Country
Boys - Rs. 3000
Girls - Rs. 1500
Boys - Rs. 1500
Boys - Rs. 6000
Girls - Rs. 3000
NTA authorities have released the dates of JEE Main 2020 on its official website. Candidates can check all the dates of JEE Main 2020 listed in the table below.
JEE Main 2020 April Dates
Release of Application Form for JEE Main
February 7 to March 12, 2020
Correction of Application Form by First Time Registered Candidates (except choice of cities)
March 13 to 16, 2020
Availability of Admit Card
After April 15, 2020
JEE Main 2020
Last week of May 2020
Availability of Answer Key and Recorded Candidate Responses
To be notified
Release of Final Answer Key
Paper I - To be notified
Paper II - To be notified
Announcement of Result
JEE Main 2020 January Dates
Commencement of Registration for Test Practice Centres
Registration for JEE Main 2020 January session
September 3 to October 10, 2019 (Extended)
Last Date to Pay Application Fee, Upload Signature and Photograph
October 11, 2019 (Extended)
Correction Period of Application Form of JEE Main
October 14 to 20, 2019 (Revised)
Declaration of Date and Shift for Examination
December 6, 2019
Declaration of Exam City for Paper I and II
Availability of JEE Main Admit Card
January 6 (Paper 2 - B.Arch/B.Plan)
January 7 to 9, 2020 (Paper 1 - B.E./B.Tech)
Release of Question Paper and Responses of Candidates
January 13, 2020
Answer Key of JEE Main
Announcement of JEE Main January 2020 Result for B.E/B.Tech
January 17, 2020
Announcement of JEE Main January 2020 Result for B.Arch & B.Plan
NTA has specified the JEE Main eligibility criteria which is to be followed by candidates before applying for the exam. The JEE Main eligibility criteria consists of various particulars as listed in the table below.
No age limit.
Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent in 2018 or 2019. Candidates appearing in 2020 are also eligible.
Subjects Required in 10+2 (or equivalent) exam
Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject)
Number of Subjects in Qualifying Exam
The candidates should have qualified in 5 subjects:
Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational Subject
Any other subject
Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam
Candidates are allowed to attempt JEE Main for three consecutive years. Since the examination is held twice a year, the candidates can attempt JEE Main six times in three years.
Admission Criteria for IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs
For Paper I (B.Tech) - For admissions into IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, the candidates should have secured minimum 75% marks (65% for SC/ST category candidates) or should fall under the top 20 percentile of their respective boards.
For Paper II (B.Arch) - Should have scored 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 10+2 or equivalent.
The venues where the entrance examination will be conducted are the exam centres of JEE Main. Candidates should select four cities as per their preference while filling the application form. JEE Main 2020 will be held in 233 cities. Candidates can check state wise JEE Main exam centres details below. Candidates can now avail the facility to change their previously selected exam cities for JEE Main 2020 till April 14 in online mode.
Andaman & Nicobar
Daman & Diu (UT)
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Jammu & Kashmir
NTA will release JEE Main 2020 admit card for the April session in online mode. Candidates can download it using their application number and password/date of birth. Candidates have to carry their admit card to the exam hall on the day of exam along with a photo identity proof and a passport size photo.
How to Download JEE Main 2020 Admit Card?
Go to the official website: jeemain.nta.nic.in
Click on the link "download JEE Main admit card"
Provide the JEE Main 2020 application number and password/date of birth.
Click on “Submit”
The admit card will be displayed on the screen. Check the admit card for any discrepancies.
Download it and take a printout.
Timing of Examination
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Duration of Examination
Entry in Exam Centre
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Entry in Exam Hall
8:45 AM to 9 AM
1:45 PM to 2 PM
Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator
9 AM to 9:15 AM
2 PM to 2:15 PM
Sitting on the seat at the Examination Hall
Instructions by the Invigilators
9:15 AM to 9:25 AM
2:15 PM to 2:25 PM
With more than 12 lakh candidates appearing for the exam, a good strategic preparation plan for JEE Main 2020 is vital for success. It means that candidates have to be clear about the syllabus to study, be familiar with the exam pattern and finally put all of the study tips into practice. Some vital factors in JEE Main 2020 preparation are listed below.
NTA has specified new changes in the JEE Main 2020 exam pattern. Candidates can check the new exam pattern of JEE Main below.
Detailed JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 1 for B.Tech
Type and total questions
20 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) + 5 Questions with answer as numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry
Detailed JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 for B.Arch and B.Plan
No. and type of Questions
Mathematics – Part I
20 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) &
5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value
Aptitude Test – Part II
50 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Drawing Test – Part III
2 Questions for drawing test
Planning Based Questions -
25 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Important: It is clarified to all the Candidates that, if the Answer for the Numerical value Questions is, say 5 then all the values like 5, 5.0, 5.00, 5.000, 5.0000, 05, 05.0, 05.00, 05.000, 05.0000 are correct answers.
The various subjects and topics which can be asked in the examination will be mentioned in the JEE Main 2020 syllabus. Candidates will be able to check the syllabus of JEE Main to understand what has to be studied for the upcoming examination. Paper I will consist of 11th and 12th standard Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics syllabus while Paper 2 will consist of topics from Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing. By checking the syllabus beforehand, the candidates will be able to plan their studies and prepare well for JEE Main 2020.
Important Topics from JEE Main Syllabus
Physics – Dimensional Analysis, Gravitation & Electrostatics, Current Electricity & Heat Transfer, Waves & Sound, Geometrical Optics, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Rotational Dynamics, Electromagnetic Induction.
Mathematics – Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Circles and Family of Circles, Sequence and Series, Probability, Vectors, Quadratic Equations and Expressions, Complex Numbers, Matrices, Parabola, Hyperbola in Coordinate Geometry: Functions & Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives and Definite Integral in Calculus.
Chemistry – Mole Concept, Redox Reactions, Electro-chemistry, Thermodynamics and Chemical Equilibrium in Physical Chemistry, Carbonyl Compounds & their derivatives in Organic Chemistry and Coordination Chemistry, Chemistry Bonding and Qualitative Analysis in Inorganic Chemistry.
Best Books for JEE Main
Objective Mathematics by R D Sharma
Concepts of physics (Vol. 1 and 2) by H.C Verma
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee
Complete mathematics for JEE Main TMH
Problems and solution of physics by Shashi bhushan tiwari
Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd
Test practice centres to access the JEE Main 2020 mock test are in place by the NTA authorities. Candidates could register for these centres to practice for the upcoming examination on NTA website. However, the mock test is also available for download. Candidates can attempt the mock test to know the pattern of JEE Main and analyze their preparation. JEE Main mock test is available in three languages - English, Hindi and Gujarati.
JEE Main 2020 Post-exam Overview
National Testing Agency will be publishing the official answer key of JEE Main in online mode. The correct answers to all of the questions of the examination will be made available through the answer key. The provisional answer key will be open to challenge by the candidates and the final answer key will be later released by the authorities. The authorities had released the final JEE Main 2020 answer key for January session for Paper 2 (January 23) and Paper 1 (January 17). Three questions - 2 from Physics and 1 from Maths were cancelled in the answer key pdf released by NTA.
Steps to Check JEE Main 2020 Answer Key
Go to official website of "JEE Main 2020"
Click on the link to the JEE Main April answer key
Candidates will have to enter their JEE Main 2020 application number and password/date of birth.
The ID of the correct answers will be displayed on the screen.
The candidates will have to compare their responses to the correct answers to calculate their probable scores.
NTA will announce JEE Main 2020 result for the April session in online mode. Candidates will be able to check their subject wise and total scores through the official result. For the January session, the result of JEE Main was declared on January 17 and January 23 for Paper 1 and Paper 2 respectively.
How to Check JEE Main 2020 Result?
Visit the official website of "JEE Main 2020"
Click on the JEE Main result link
Candidates will have to enter their JEE Main 2020 application number and date of birth
Click on Submit
JEE Main 2020 result will be displayed on the screen.
The score card has to be downloaded and printed for future use.
JEE Main January 2020 Details
JEE Main Rank List 2020
NTA will release JEE Main 2020 rank list where the All India and Category ranks will be announced. The better of the two scores will be considered while preparing JEE Main rank list.
Compilation of NTA score and Preparation of Overall Merit/Rank List for JEE Main Paper 1
Compilation of NTA score and Preparation of Overall Merit/Rank List for JEE Main 2020 Paper 2
The percentile of all 16 sessions will be calculated separately for the total raw score and the raw scores in three subjects (Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry).
The Percentile scores for the total raw score for all the 16 sessions will be merged (called the NTA scores) by taking better of the two scores (if available) in total percentile score for a candidate.
These percentile scores will be used for compilation of result and preparation of overall Merit List / Ranking.
The percentile of all 4 sessions will be calculated separately for the total raw score and the raw scores in three subjects (Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing Sheet/ Planning).
The Percentile scores for the total raw score for all the 04 sessions will be merged (called the NTA scores) by taking better of the two scores (if available) in total percentile score for a candidate.
These percentile scores will be then used for compilation of result and preparation of overall Merit List / Ranking.
Candidates who scored 100 NTA Score in JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 January Session
State Code of Eligibility
THADAVARTHI VISHNU SRI SAI SANKAR
RONGALA ARUN SIDDARDHA
CHAGARI KOUSHAL KUMAR REDDY
State-wise JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 January Session toppers and their NTA Scores in B.E./B.Tech. are as follows :-
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS
KUNWAR PREET SINGH
DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI
DAMAN AND DIU
JAIN ANMOL RAJESH KUMAR
JAMMU AND KASHMIR
VEDANG DHIRENDRA ASGAONKAR
P ALIAS CHAKMA
SOURABH SOUMYAKANTA DAS
GAURAV R KOCHAR
Candidates who scored 100 NTA Score in JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 January Session
Name of the Candidate
Kanumuri Bheemeswara Vijay Varma
Minimum marks required to be qualified for JEE Advanced will constitute the cutoff of JEE Main. The authorities will prepare the JEE Main 2020 cutoff after considering many factors related to the entrance examination. The cutoff will act as a screening process for admissions.
Candidates can check the previous years’ cutoff as a reference since the present year cutoff has not been released.
Gender and Category wise JEE Main 2020 registrations for January (B.E./B.Tech )
Gender and Category wise number of candidates appeared for B.E./B.Tech
Gender and Category wise JEE Main 2020 registrations for January (B.Arch)
Gender and Category wise number of candidates appeared for B.Arch
Gender and Category wise JEE Main 2020 registrations for January (B.Plan)
Gender and Category wise number of candidates appeared for B.Plan
Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will be responsible for the counselling of JEE Main 2020. Registration for JoSAA 2020 will be available after the examination process is over and candidates need to register accordingly. During the counselling session, the candidates will be required to select course and institute of their choice and eligibility. The selection should be done in the order of preference. Seat allotment will be on the basis of JEE Main 2020 merit, preference of colleges and courses, eligibility and availability of seats. Around seven rounds will be conducted by the authorities to provide allotment into the B.E/B.Tech courses offered by NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.
Candidates who belong to specific categories will be able to take admission under the reservation criteria of JEE Main 2020. To be eligible for the reservation criteria, the candidates need to have the valid documents related to their category.
Other Backward Classes who belong to Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more disability
On the basis of JEE Main 2020 scores, the candidates will be able to apply for admission into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. Along with these institutes, many private institutes and state colleges also accept admissions based on JEE Main 2020 scores. Admissions on the basis of JEE Main 2020 scores are also accepted by some states such as Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Nagaland.
GEN EWS PwD
OBC NCL PwD
Total including Female Quota
Female Super numerary
Top Institutions accepting JEE Main 2020 Score
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Students who appear for JEE Main look for the fee structure of top NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. This is important to get an idea of the amount to be paid for the programme. The fee structure of NITs, IIITs and GFTIs will vary for each category and course. Candidates can check the same here.
National Testing Agency will be responsible for the question paper of JEE Main this year
Class 12th marks don't matter for writing the entrance test but they matter during admissions as it is mandatory to have 75% in class 12 or be in top twenty of your board (65% for SC/ST).
Actually there is no qualifying marks for JEE Main. Everyone who writes the exam will get a rank. The cutoff marks of JEE Main released by NTA are for students eligible to write JEE Advanced.
Diploma holders can appear for JEE Main Paper 1 only to qualify for JEE Advanced. They are however not eligible for admission through JEE Main Paper I.
NTA has also announced the dates for corrections in JEE Main 2020 application form. Dates for JEE Main application form correction were changed to March 13 to 16 for the April session. However, NTA has reopened the application form correction facility from April 1 to 14, 2020.
The candidates will not be penalised for uploading the photograph without name and date. Therefore, you will be able to attempt the examination. However, the candidates are requested to follow the proper guidelines.
Each candidate can appear for JEE Main for three consecutive years. Since the new format has two attempts, candidates can appear for a total of six attempts going by the rule book.
Normalization will be used to equalize the scores from multiple sessions. The formula has been explained in a detailed manner by NTA. It will be done for each session and for each subject.
No, as the first attempt is 2017 so you will not be eligible to apply for JEE Main 2020.
The state of eligibility is the state where a candidate has studied his/her class 12 or equivalent. So it has got nothing to do with the domicile of the state to which the candidate belongs to.
The state of eligibility in case of improvement candidates will be the state in which they first attempted their class 12 and not the state in which improvement was written.
In case of candidates from institutions abroad, the state of eligibility will be based on the permanent address mentioned in the passport.
In case of NIOS candidates, the state in which the NIOS study centre is situated will be the state of eligibility.
The state of eligibility is not applicable for the candidates belonging to Nepal /Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO.
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It depends on your reservation category because seat allotment is done on the basis of your result and category.
Generally if you want to pursue Electrical engineering from good IIITs so you should score 97 percentile or more in
For more details of previous years cut-off of IIITs you should visit our
I hope this answer helps you.
As per your percentile your marks will be around 70-80 in the main exam. Your rank will be approximately around 100,000. Below are some important links you can check:-
The exact prediction would be difficult regarding your admission possibilities based on your percentile. But based on this percentile the chances seems less to get a seat in NITs, IIITs & GFTIs.
You can try for the state level counselling like Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana Etc.
To know your admission possibilities in state level counselling you can use JEE Main college predictor tool given below.
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