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JEE Main 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) has closed the application process of JEE Main 2020 on October 10, 2019. JEE Main 2020 application form for January session was released on September 3, 2019. The authorities have also released sample questions for the newly added Planning section in Paper 2 of JEE Main. Registered candidates can now correct any discrepancy in their uploaded images through the photo correction facility. NTA has also announced changes in JEE Main 2020 exam pattern. The application fee of JEE Main has also increased while exam pattern for JEE Main 2020 shows reduction in the number of questions and introduction of numerical questions. Also, this year students who had Mathematics in their class 12 irrespective of their stream will be eligible to appear for B.Planning paper. The number of JEE Main exam centres have also decreased from 264 to 233 this year. JEE Main 2020 is a computer-based test to be held from January 6 to 11 for the January session and from April 3 to 9, 2020 for the April session. Only candidates who meet the JEE Main eligibility criteria can apply. Registered candidates can download the admit card of JEE Main from December 6, 2019. The result of JEE Main 2020 for the first session will be declared on January 31. JEE Main registrations for April session will be starting from February 7, 2020 and the last date to apply for the exam is March 7. The common rank list of JEE Main will be released on April 30 along with the result of the April session. Check the JEE Main 2020 eligibility, application process, exam pattern, counselling in the article below.Latest: JEE Main 2020 sample questions of Paper 2 Planning section releasedImportant : Registered candidates can now access photo correction facility of JEE Main 2020, application correction will be available from October 14-20
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What's New in JEE Main 2020?
NTA has started the registrations for JEE Main mock tests at test practice centres on its website. Currently registrations are open from August 10 to December 29 for the JEE Main January session. Alternately candidates can also download the previous year tests. JEE Main 2020 result for the second session will be declared on April 30 along with the ranks based on better of the two scores. Test Practice Centres (TPCs) are functional from August 10, 2019.
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Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main)
Commonly Known As
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of Examination
Number of Attempts
Two attempts per year
Objective of Examination
For admission into 31 NITs, 25 IIITs and 28 CFTIs
Qualifying test for JEE Advanced
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.
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
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 important dates 2020 has been released officially by NTA authorities. To know when the various examination and admission processes will commence, the candidates can refer to the important dates and stay updated. Candidates can check the important dates of JEE Main 2020 listed in the table below. Since the examination will be conducted twice, the registration, examination, result dates and more are separate.
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
JEE Main 2020
January 6 to 11, 2020
Release of Question Paper and Responses of Candidates
To be notified
Answer Key of JEE Main
Announcement of JEE Main January 2020 Result
January 31, 2020
Release of Application Form for JEE Main
February 7 to March 7, 2020
Correction of Application Form by First Time Registered Candidates (except 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
NTA has specified the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2020 which is to be followed by candidates before applying for the exam. The JEE Main eligibility criteria is detailed below for the benefit of candidates who can check if their academic qualifications, age, and other factors match the ones specified by NTA. It is to be noted that those candidates who do not meet the JEE Main 2020 eligibility criteria will be disqualified by the authorities and will not be allowed to attempt the examination. The 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.
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.
NTA has closed the application form of JEE Main 2020 for the January session on October 10. The application form was released on September 3, 2019. The last date to submit the application form of JEE Main for the January session was October 3 which was extended till October 10, 2019.
The application form of JEE Main 2020 for the April session will be available from February 7. Candidates who register for the JEE Main January session will be able to register for the April session using their already generated credentials.
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.
Since the application process for JEE Main 2020 January session has ended, the candidates can follow the given steps to fill the application form for reference purpose. Before filling the application form, the candidates should have made sure they met the eligibility criteria as specified by the authorities.
Step 1 - Registration: In the first step, the candidates will have to register for JEE Main 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 will have to select their paper for the examination. Personal and contact details will be auto generated from registration. Education details have to be entered in this stage followed by parents income details.
Step 3 - Uploading of Documents - Scanned photograph and signature as per the specifications have to be uploaded.Photograph - The candidate should keep a scanned photograph with their name and date (on which the photograph was taken) mentioned below. File size should be between 10 KB to 200 KB and the dimensions 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm and image should be in JPEG/JPG format. uploading can be through a desktop, through webcam or through a mobile.
Signature - The size of the signature of the candidate should be between 4 KB to 30 KB. The dimensions should be 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm and in JPEG/JPG format.
Step 4 - Payment of Fee - The required fee has to be paid by the candidates. Payment is 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 will have 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
The exam centres of JEE Main 2020 lists out the names of the cities where the entrance examination will be conducted. Candidates should check the list of cities and while filling the application form, they were required to select four cities as per their preference. Allotment of exam cities will be done as per selected preference and availability of seats. JEE Main will be held in 233 cities across India and 9 cities abroad
Exam Cities (tentative)
Andaman & Nicobar
Daman & Diu (UT)
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Jammu & Kashmir
NTA will release the admit card of JEE Main 2020 for the January session on December 6, 2019 in online mode. Candidates can download it using their JEE Main application number and password/date of birth. Examination venue address, timings, roll number and more will be mentioned in JEE Main 2020 admit card. Candidates must carry their admit card to the exam hall on the day of exam along with a photo identity proof and a passport size photo.
The admit card of JEE Main for the April session will be released on March 16.
Go to the official website of JEE Main
Click on the link "download JEE Main admit card"
Candidates will have to provide their application number and password/date of birth.
Click on “Submit”
The admit card will be displayed on the screen. The candidates will have to check the admit card for any discrepancies.
The admit card has to be downloaded and printed out.
Print out of JEE Main admit card
Original and valid Photo ID - Aadhaar Card/Aadhaar Enrollment Number/PAN Card/Voter ID/Driving License/Passport/Ration Card
One passport size photograph (same as the one uploaded in the application form). The photograph has to be pasted in the attendance sheet at the examination centre.
PwD category certificate issued by a competent authority (if applicable)
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 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 into practice. Some vital factors in JEE Main 2020 preparation are listed below.
NTA has specified new changes in the exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 and this details the types of questions asked, duration of exam, languages, mode and marking scheme as well as other details
Computer-based test mode
Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Total number of questions
75 (Each subject will have 25 questions) for Paper 1
77 for Paper 2 with B.Arch having 2 drawing questions while B.Plan will have 25 planning questions. Maths and Aptitude will be common.
Type of Questions
20 Objective questions having 4 options each with only 1 correct option5 Numerical questions with numerical value as answer
4 marks for a correct answer; -1 for an incorrect answer (only for MCQs)
Medium of paper
English or Hindi (Candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)
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
JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern - Paper 2 for B.Arch and B.Plan
B.Arch: Mathematics and Aptitude test will be computer-based, whereas Drawing test will be conducted in the pen-and-paper mode
B.Arch: Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing skills
B.Plan: Mathematics, General Aptitude and Planning
B.Arch: Maths - 25; Aptitude - 50 and drawing test - 2 questions
B.Plan: Maths - 25; Aptitude - 50 and Planning section - 25 questions.
B.Arch Maths and Aptitude will be MCQs while drawing section will have questions to test the drawing and sketching skills. Maths will also have numerical questions
B.Plan aspirants will have 25 questions on Planning instead of drawing while the exam pattern of JEE Main will be same for Maths and Aptitude..
4 marks for a correct question
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)
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 JEE Main syllabus 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.
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 mock test of JEE Main 2020 are in place by the NTA authorities. Candidates can register for these centres to practice from August 10 to December 29 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 the examination and analyze their preparation. The JEE Main mock test is available in three languages - English, Hindi and Gujarati.
11 AM to 2 PM
After the exam concludes, leading coaching centres will release the JEE Main 2020 answer key. The provisional answer key of JEE Main January session will be released by NTA tentatively in the third week of January. Candidates can raise objections if they find any discrepancy in the provisional answer key. After checking all objections submitted, the final JEE Main answer key 2020 will be released by the authorities. The official question papers and candidate response sheet will also be released alongside.
Go to official website of "JEE Main"
Click on the link to the JEE Main answer key
Candidates will have to enter their JEE Main 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 the result of JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 for January session on January 31. The subject wise and total scores will be released through the JEE Main 2020 result. NTA will release Paper 2 result in online mode. The result of JEE Main Paper I for April session will be released on April 30.
Visit the official website of "JEE Main"
Click on the JEE Main result link
Candidates will have to enter their application number and date of birth
Click on Submit
The JEE Main 2020 result will be displayed on the screen.
The score card has to be downloaded and printed for future use.
Previous Year JEE Main Toppers (100 Percentile Score)
NTA will release the rank list of JEE Main 2020 in the last week of April where the All India and Category ranks will be announced. The better of the two scores will be considered while preparing the rank list of JEE Main.
Top Institutions accepting JEE Main Score
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Minimum marks required to be qualified for JEE Advanced will constitute the cutoff of JEE Main 2020. 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.
Number of common candidates registered in both January and April sessions
Number of appeared candidates registered in both January and April sessions
Number of candidate registered in January session
Number of candidate appeared in January session
Number of candidate registered in April session
Number of candidate appeared in April session
Total number of unique candidates registered in JEE Main
2019 (January and April)
Total number of unique candidates appeared in JEE Main
Number of common candidates registered in both (January and April) 2019 examination
Number of common candidates appeared in both (January and April)-2019 examination
Number of candidates registered in January -2019 examination
Number of candidates appeared in January -2019 examination
Number of candidates registered only in April -2019 examination
Number of candidates appeared only in April -2019 examination
The counselling of JEE Main 2020 will be conducted by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). Registration for JoSAA 2020 start tentatively June in online mode 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 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 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 scores. Admissions on the basis of JEE Main scores are also accepted by some states such as Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Nagaland.
Type of Institute
Number of Institutes
Total Number of Seats
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)
National Institute of Technology (NITs)
Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other GFTIs)
National Testing Agency
NTA has changed the entire process of filling JEE Main application form 2020. The registration process which is the first step asks for all personal details and input of the password. There is also an increase in application fee and payment mode is now only online.
NTA has reduced the total number of questions from 90 to 75 in Paper 1 which is for B.Tech. It also has introduced numerical questions this year JEE Main 2020 exam pattern. Paper 2 now is separate for B.Arch and B.Plan students with planning questions introduced for B.Plan aspirants.
NTA has reduced the number of JEE Main 2020 exam centres to 233 in India plus the 9 centres abroad. Last year the exam centres were 264 in India plus 9 abroad. So there is a decrease of 31 exam cities.
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 are October 14 to 20.
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.
This article has been written on the basis of previous year’s information. Updated details will be available here as soon as it is released.
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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Dear Gaurav, unfortunately the last thing you need right now is to be afraidd. It is an entrance examination and there are quite a no.of seats available for admissions. So do not worry. Know the pattern, make few changes to your preparation and you will do good. NTA has changed the exam pattern. Under the new exam pattern, the number of questions per subject has been reduced from 30 MCQs to 20 MCQs, and 5 questions with numerical answers. The MCQs still carry negative marking for each wrong answer, while there is no negative marking for the other 5 questions. So your preparation has to change accordingly.
Physics: You need to practise to be fast and accurate wih the formulae. Go through each derivation, prepare short notes and most importantly memorize the formulae, definitions and processes. Read the theory and practice its examples in the NCERTs. Have small flash cards for quick reference. Concepts in Physics by Dr. HC Verma is a great source for strengthening the basics after completing the NCERT book. Beginning with its examples, solve objectives I, II and the theory questions. Over the years, for Physics, the focus had been on Electronic Devices, Optics, Electrostatics, and Thermodynamics. So concentrate more on these subjects.
Chemistry: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Bio-molecules, Polymer, Aldehyde Ketone and Carboxylic acids, Equilibrium, Coordinate Compounds etc. constitute the major part of the Chemistry paper. It is further added that Qualitative Analysis, General principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements and Surface Chemistry etc. have lesser number of questions in the exam. If you can memorise the periodic table, chemical formula of each gas and their structure, Chemistry can be easier for you. Focus on focus on Organic Compounds containing Oxygen, Equilibrium, Basic Concepts, and Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure.
Mathematics: Nothing works like having strong fundemental knowledge. The pattern of a solution to a problem must be worked upon. A typical question often requires a combination of various concepts and their intertwining among themselves. Their analysis helps in strengthening the concepts and imbibing the requisite skills.Your focus should be on Coordinate Geometry, Limit, continuity, and differentiability, and Integral Calculus. Chapters like 3-Dimensional Geometry, Applications of Derivatives, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability and Matrices and Determinants constitute a higher number of questions in JEE. Be quick in Calculations.
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Yes dear student , you can appear for jee main paper 2 only , there's no compulsion to appear for both the hee main paper 1 and jee main paper 2. Actually, it solely depends upon the choice of student that which jee main paper he/ she wants to give or not. Paper 1 is for engineering aspirants while Paper 2 for students seeking admissions in architecture and planning courses. So , you can surely give only paper 2 .
National Testing Agency (NTA) will release facility of JEE Main 2020 application form correction for the January session from October 14, 2019. The application form correction of JEE Main 2020 will be open till October 20, 2019 for all eligible candidate. So you can make correction between these dates. And one more thing to be noted is that the selected exam city will not be open for change during correction facility . Only one parameter can be changed from Candidate Name, Mother Name, Father Name etc. For more and detailed information go through the link given below :-
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