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NTA has closed JEE Main 2020 application form (January session) for candidates who will be attempting the exam at J&K centres. The final date to submit the application form was November 8, 2019. The authorities had earlier closed the application form of JEE Main 2020 for the rest of the students on October 10, 2019. The exam authorities will conduct JEE Main 2020 in two sessions namely - January and February. JEE Main is the most important exam for students aspiring to be future engineers after their class 12. From the year 2019, JEE Main is being conducted twice in a year. JEE Main 2020 first session will be conducted in January and the second session will be conducted in April. Being the biggest entrance test for undergraduate engineering courses, there were total 6,46,386 students who appeared for JEE Main 2019. Candidates appearing for JEE Main 2020 ought to be clear with their preparations and plan everything accordingly. By going through this article, students preparing for the coveted entrance exam can get information about important books, preparation tips and a lot more.Latest: JEE Main 2020 admit card can be downloaded from December 6 after logging in using application number and password.
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Before beginning with their preparations for JEE Main 2020, students need to familiarize themselves with the syllabus and exam pattern. Acquainting themselves with the syllabus of JEE Main 2020, candidates can know what topics are important, the weightage given to topics and concepts and so on. Along with the syllabus, students should also go through the exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 to get knowledge about the nature of questions, marking scheme, duration of the exam and a lot of other important things relating to the entrance test.
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Name of Examination
Joint Entrance Examination Main
Commonly called as
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of examination
Purpose of exam
Admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs
Qualifying Test for JEE Advanced
Computer-based except for drawing in Paper 2 for B.Arch
Total number of attempts
Duration of exam
300 for Paper 1 and 400 for Paper 2
States accepting JEE Main scores
Rajasthan, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh
Registration for JEE Main 2020 January session
September 3 to October 10, 2019
Commencement of Registration for Test Practice Centres
August 10 to December 29, 2019
Last Date to Pay Application Fee, Upload Signature and Photograph
October 11, 2019
Correction Period of Application Form
October 14 to 20, 2019
Declaration of Date and Shift for Examination
To be notified
Declaration of Exam City for Paper I and II
Availability of JEE Main 2020 Admit Card
December 6, 2019
JEE Main 2020
January 6 to 11, 2020
Release of Question Paper and Responses of Candidates
Third week of January 2020
Announcement of JEE Main January 2020 Result
January 31, 2020
Release of Application Form for JEE Main 2020 April session
February 7 to March 7, 2020
Correction of Application Form by First Time Registered Candidates (except the choice of cities)
Availability of Admit Card
March 16, 2020
JEE Main April 2020
April 3 to 9, 2020
Availability of Answer Key and Recorded Candidate Responses
Release of Final Answer Key
Paper I - To be notified
Paper II - To be notified
Announcement of Result
April 30, 2020
Before starting with the JEE Main 2020 preparations, candidates must thoroughly go through the detailed exam pattern of JEE Main 2020. Knowing the exam pattern makes sure that the student is well prepared for the exam and has knowledge about the nature of questions, total questions and a lot of other important aspects of the exam. JEE Main 2020 entrance exam for January attempt will be conducted by NTA from January 6 to 11, 2020. The admit card of JEE Main 2020 for January attempt will be released on December 6, 2019. The detailed exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 is given below:
Mode of Exam
Computer-based test mode (Pen and Paper mode for drawing section in B.A
Paper 1 - Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
B.Arch - Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing skills
B.Plan - Mathematics, General Aptitude and Planning
Total number of questions
Paper 1 - 75 (Each subject will have 25 questions with 20 MCQs and 5 Numerical questions)
Paper 2 - 77 (B.Arch - Mathematics 20 questions and 5 numerical questions, Aptitude 50, Drawing 2 & B.Plan - Mathematics 20 questions and 5 numerical questions, Aptitude 50 and 25 MCQs)
Type of Questions
Objective having 4 options each with only 1 correct option
Paper 2 Drawing section will not carry any objective type questions
4 marks will be awarded for every correct response; for the incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted. No marks will be given for unattempted questions. Numerical questions donot have any negative marking
Maximum number of marks
300 marks for Paper 1 and 400 Marks for Paper 2
Medium of paper
English or Hindi (Candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)
Syllabus is a very key aspect that candidate need to go through to start their preparations for JEE Main 2020. Students must kickstart with their preparations by thoroughly getting through the key concepts and topics from where questions will be asked in the entrance test. Given below is the JEE Main syllabus 2020 to help students glance through the subjects and important topics:
Complex numbers and quadratic equations
Matrices and determinants
Sets, relations and functions
Permutations and combinations
Limit, continuity and differentiability
Binomial theorem and its simple applications
Sequences and series
Statistics and probability
Physics and measurement
Work, energy and power
Properties of solids and liquids
Laws of motion
Oscillations and waves
Kinetic theory of gases
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
Atoms and nuclei
Dual nature of matter and radiation
Experimental Skills (complete syllabus in the link below)
Some basic concepts in chemistry
States of matter
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
Redox reactions and electrochemistry
Purification and characterisation of organic compounds
Chemistry in everyday life
Principles related to practical chemistry
Organic compounds containing halogens
Organic compounds containing oxygen
Organic compounds containing nitrogen
Some basic principles of organic chemistry
Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
S-Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)
P Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements
d- and f - block elements
General principles and processes of isolation of metals
Download the official JEE Main syllabus by clicking here
JEE Main Syllabus 2020 - Paper 2 (Aptitude Test B. Arch/ B.Planning)
Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials. Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build—environment. Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings. Visualising. different sides of three-dimensional objects. Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal).
Three dimensional - perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3 D views of objects. Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.
Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, etc.), landscape (river fronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life.
NCERT is undoubtedly one of the most valuable books for JEE Main preparation, however, students must also take the help of other reference books where some concepts and topics are explained in a better and comprehensive way. Apart from NCERT, we have compiled a list of other important books that candidates can refer to prepare in a better manner. The list of JEE Main 2020 important books is given below.
Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick, Halliday, Walker
Concepts of Physics by H C Verma
Advanced level Physics by Nelson and Parker
Elements of Dynamics by S.L.Loney
Arihant Physics by D. C. Pandey
University Physics by Sears and Zemansky
Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov
For Physical Chemistry-Atkins' and N Awasthi’s Physical ChemistryModern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee
For Inorganic Chemistry- Book by J.D Lee and O.P. Tandon
For Organic Chemistry- Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis, O.P. Tandon Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry by M.S. Chauhan
Trigonometry; 103 Trigonometry Problems by Titu Andreescu & Zuming Feng by S.L.Loney, Titu Andreescu & Zuming Feng
Higher Algebra by Hall Knight+ Bernard-childProblems in Calculus of One Variable Algebra by I.A.Maron
Co-ordinate Geometry by S.L.Loney
Differential Calculus by Arihant
Algebra by Arihant
Complete Mathematics for JEE Main by Tata McGrawHill (TMH)
Integral Calculus by Arihant
Previous year-IIT-JEE- question bank
New Pattern Mathematics for JEE Main/Advanced by Arihant Publications
Students preparing for JEE Main should segregate important topics from the JEE Main syllabus. It is important to understand what topics are important and carry greater weightage in the entrance exam. Accordingly, candidates should pay special focus to the important topics of JEE Main 2020. Given below is the list of important topics for JEE Main that have been curated by previous year question papers and by suggestions from toppers who appeared for the exam in the past.
Magnetics-One of the topic from which maximum questions are asked in the question paper.
Optics-It is a relatively easy topic to study.
Modern Physics-It is one of the important and scoring topics for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Also, candidates must check sub-topics such as radioactive decay of substances, nuclear fission and fusion, dual nature of matter and X-rays in detail.
Electromagnetic Induction and AC- Generally, numerical problems are asked from this topic.
Oscillation and Waves-Must study this topic in detail.
Electrostatics- According to the previous year trend, this is the most scoring topic as almost four questions are asked from it every year in.
Current Electricity- Another important topic which candidates need to cover. Ohm’s law, colour code for resistors etc are asked from this.
Organic Chemistry- Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds, Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons, Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, BioMolecules etc.
Physical Chemistry- Some Basic concepts in Chemistry, Atomic Structure, States of Matter, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Surface Chemistry, Chemical Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Chemical Kinetics, and Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry.
Inorganic Chemistry- Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, General Principles and Process of Isolation of Metals, Hydrogen, s - Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals), Co-ordination Compounds, Environmental Chemistry to name few.
Permutations & Combinations
Application of Derivatives
Vector & 3D Geometry
Coordinate Geometry; Matrices in Algebra: Circle, Parabola, Hyperbola in Coordinate Geometry
Functions, limits, Continuity & Differentiability
Calculus; Definite Integral in Calculus
It is a matter of fact that every year the JEE Main paper is different but going through the analysis of last year to get an idea about the pattern and style of the paper. This will further acquaint the student with the difficulty level of the exam and other important things about JEE Main 2020. Given below is the exam analysis of previous year editions of JEE Main:
Chemistry: The chemistry section of JEE Main 2019 was the easiest compared with the other subjects. As per the students who appeared for the entrance test, the questions from chemistry were basically asked from the NCERT syllabus and they did not face any major problem attempting the section.
Physics: The Physics section of the previous year JEE Main question paper was relatively tougher than the other two subjects. In some sessions, students found the Physics section lengthy and time-consuming. According to the candidates who appeared for the entrance test, the Physics section of JEE Main 2019 was above the NCERT level.
Mathematics: The Mathematics section of JEE Main exam of previous years was of moderate difficulty level. The topics in the Mathematics section were well balanced. Some students who appeared for the previous year JEE Main felt that the section was a bit lengthy, however it was moderately difficult.
“Success is a combined result of hard work, proper planning, and the right approach.”
The probability of a student performing well in JEE Mains is directly proportional to the preparation they’ve done for the entrance exam. It goes without saying that hard work is the main ingredient for success in the entrance exam but it is important that the efforts made by the students are put in the right direction. Given below are some important preparation tips that may help students sail through the competition and come out with bright results.
Plan well before you start: Any key component of a success story is the plan which led to actions and actions which led to great results. Before students start their preparations for JEE Main 2020, they must first create a plan around how they are going to start their preparations, which topics to go first, schedule of preparations and a lot of other important things. Once students are done with creating a plan, they ought to stick with it.Sample timetable for JEE Main Preparation
Time of the day
Type of Study
Studying/ break/ food/ tv/ mobile/ sleeping etc
New topics/ revision/ working on previous topics etc
Name of topics learnt or revised
The time is given to each activity
Make separate rows for different time slots of the day and plan what activity they have planned to do in that particular time slot. students can also create a monthly timetable for themselves same way.
Know what is important and what is not: Candidates before starting with their preparations must know what topics are important and what topics do not carry much weightage in the entrance test. There are some topics and concepts that carry more questions compared to others, separate such topics and pay special focus on them.
Do not take unnecessary stress: JEE Main without a doubt is the biggest engineering entrance examination for students after class 12, but taking unnecessary pressure will only make things go down for students. While preparing for the entrance test, students must be calm and focused. Believing in oneself not only brings self-confidence but also avoids stress and tension which is definitely a bad thing for students.
All study no play makes Jack a dull boy: It goes without saying that a candidate appearing for JEE Main exam will have to study hard to get the desired results but students must understand their body needs relaxation and studying continuously without proper breaks can be really stressful. Students must take regular breaks after a few hours of continuous study to ease the pressure and give their mind and body much-needed relaxation.
Read, Reflect, Revise - 3 ‘R’s of Academic Success: Students after completing any topic or concept must revise it properly. Revision is the ultimate key to master any concept or topic. Students with regular revision of what they have studied can memorize things in a better way and understand topics easily.
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