JEE Main 2020 - 5 Things you should Know
Satyendra Singh, 24 Jul 2019, #JEE Main
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Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is one of the most popular engineering entrance examinations of the nation. With the scale of the examination at an all-time high, it is common for the aspirants to be curious about the examination. Since it is important for the aspirants to be informed about the JEE Main application process, eligibility criteria, examination details and more beforehand, they are often on the search for more information. “JEE Main 2020 – 5 things you should know” aims to provide answers to major and commonly asked questions. From this article, candidates can check the compiled information about 5 things which they have to know about JEE Main.

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JEE Main will be conducted twice a year by NTA for B.Tech admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. The exam also acts as a qualifying round for JEE Advanced examination. JEE Main 2020 will be conducted in only in computer-based mode in January and April. Paper II will be conducted as both computer based test (Mathematics and Aptitude) and pen and paper test (drawing).

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5 Things you should know about JEE Main 2020

1. JEE Main Registration Process

The application form of JEE Main 2020 will be released online twice a year as the examination is set to be held twice. For the January session, the application form will be released in September and for the April session, it will be available from February. No other mode of application will be accepted by the authorities. Before filling the application form, read the full eligibility criteria to check if you are eligible for the exam or not. The scanned images of your photograph and signature according to the official specifications have to be kept ready beforehand. Full valid details of your personal, academic and contact information have to be submitted in the JEE Main application form. The required application fee can be paid in online mode (credit card/debit card/net banking) or e-challan. Finally, the acknowledgement page has to be printed out for future reference. If you fail to register yourselves, then you will not be allowed to attempt the entrance examination.

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For the full application procedure, read JEE Main Application Form

2. Will JEE Main be held online or offline?

From the 2018-19 session onwards, JEE Main 2020 is conducted only in computer-based mode. However, the drawing section of JEE Main Paper II will be held in pen and paper mode. Slots will be allotted according to the NTA authorities. The examination will also be held twice a year i.e., in January and April 2020. NTA has also set up mock test practice centres of which the registration has started from September 1st to help the students in their preparation and know the exam pattern of JEE Main 2020.

3. How Many Papers are there in JEE Main?

JEE Main examination consists of two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is for B.Tech admissions whereas Paper II is for B.Arch. For Paper I (B.Tech), 30 objective questions will be asked from each section – Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Paper II (B.Arch) will consist of 30 and 50 objective questions from Mathematics and aptitude respectively along with 2 subjective drawing questions. Each paper of JEE Main will be 3 hours long and will be conducted in English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi and Gujarati languages. The Paper I of JEE Main 2020 will be entirely Computer Based whereas the Paper II will be both Computer Based and Pen and Paper Based. The Computer Based Test will be for the Mathematics and Aptitude Part whereas the Pen and Paper Based test will be for the Drawing part.

To know more read JEE Main Exam Pattern

4. Aadhaar Card – Mandatory or Not?

NTA authorities have announced that Aadhaar Card is not mandatory for registration. The registration can be done with any Government identity number such as Voter ID, Passport, Driving License, Ration Card and more.

For more detailed information read: JEE Main: Clear your doubts about Aadhaar Card

5. Are you eligible?

There are certain eligibility criteria which have to be met to apply for JEE Main. For starters, you should have qualified 12th standard (or equivalent) examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Weightage to 12th standard marks in calculating All India Ranks has been scrapped by the authorities, however for admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, you will be required to score 75% marks (65% marks for SC/ST category) or be in the top 20 percentile in 12th standard qualifying exam.

For JEE Main 2020 Paper II (B.Arch), the candidates should secure 50% marks individually in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% aggregate marks in 10+2th standard (or equivalent) qualifying examination.

JEE Main is majorly a pathway for admissions into the 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 CFTIs. If you meet the qualifying examination criteria and manage to meet the JEE Main cutoff ranks, then you will be eligible for B.Tech and B.Arch courses offered by NITs, IIIT and CFTIs. If you fall under the top 2,24,000 JEE Main candidates then you will also be eligible for IIT admissions after qualifying JEE Advanced.

If you do not manage to qualify for NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, then there always other options available. Many state and private institutes also offer admissions based on JEE Main scores. You can always apply to these institutes for your future studies.

Check JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for more details.

Hopefully, this article on JEE Main 2020 – 5 Things you should Know has given you a new insight regarding the exam. All the best!

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