National Testing Agency will conduct the JEE Main 2020 April exam in the last week of May. JEE Main was scheduled for April 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11, 2020 but has been postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The computer based test will be conducted for two papers - JEE Main Paper 1 for B.Tech/ B.E and Paper 2 for B.Arch/ B.Planning. The application form was released on February 7 and the last date to complete the JEE Main registration was March 12, 2020. The authorities will release the admit card of JEE Main 2020 after April 15. JEE Main 2020 result will be announced in online mode and will be valid for the current admission year only. JEE Main ranks will be used for admissions to UG engineering programmes offered by 31 NITs, 25 IIITs and 28 CFTIs in addition to admission in states like Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Bihar, Jharkhand and Nagaland and many other private universities and institutes.
NTA JEE Main is held twice a year in January and May. Candidates can appear for both and the better of the two scores will be considered for ranking purposes. About 8,69,010 candidates appeared for the January session of JEE Main which was held from January 6 to 9 in 570 exam centres. 9 students scored 100 percentile as per the JEE Main result (January) for Paper I which was declared on January 17. The result for Paper 2 was announced on January 23.
What is JEE Main?
Joint Entrance Exam Main is the national level computer based test that is held by the National Testing Agency for the purpose of admissions to the undergraduate engineering courses in National Institutes of Technology, IIITs and the Govt funded Technical Institutes. In addition, it is also the screening cum qualifier test for JEE Advanced. The test is held twice in a year and validity of the result is one year.
JEE Main Latest News/ Updates and Upcoming Events (April Session)
New Changes in JEE Main 2020:
National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed JEE Main 2020 exam dates. Now JEE Main Apri...
JEE Main Application Form Correction 2020 - NTA has restarted the JEE Main 2020 applica...
JEE Main Analysis 2020 - Various coaching institutes has released JEE Main 2020 analysi...
Upcoming Dates and Events
01 Apr, 2020 - 14 Apr, 2020
Application Correction | Mode: Online Ongoing
15 Apr, 2020 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
24 May, 2020 (Tentative)
Exam | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
13 Mar, 2020 - 16 Mar, 2020
Application Correction | Mode: Online
07 Feb, 2020 - 12 Mar, 2020
Application | Mode: Online
Last date to pay the application fee | Mode: Online
12 Feb, 2020
Image correction start date - Start Date | Mode: Online
23 Jan, 2020
Answer Key - Final answer key - paper 2 | Mode: Online
Result - Paper 2 | Mode: Online
17 Jan, 2020
Answer Key - Final answer key paper 1 | Mode: Online
Result - January session | Mode: Online
13 Jan, 2020
Answer Key - provisional | Mode: Online
06 Jan, 2020 - 09 Jan, 2020
Exam - January session | Mode: Online
06 Dec, 2019
Admit Card - January session | Mode: Online
04 Nov, 2019 - 08 Nov, 2019
Application - only for Jammu and Kashmir candidates | Mode: Online
14 Oct, 2019 - 20 Oct, 2019
03 Sep, 2019 - 10 Oct, 2019
Application - January session registration | Mode: Online
12 Sep, 2019 - 30 Sep, 2019
Start of photo correction facility | Mode: Online
03 Sep, 2019
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All aspirants must adhere to the prescribed NTA JEE Main eligibility criteria that has been announced by NTA. It includes guidelines for age, requisite academic qualifications, subjects studied in 10+2, pass percentage etc. The detailed eligibility criteria of JEE Main to appear for the entrance exam are specified below
JEE Main 2020 Age Criteria: There is no age limit for appearing for the exam.
Qualifying Examinations: Candidates must have passed class 12 or equivalent exam in 2018 or 2019. Candidates appearing for class 12 board examination in 2020 will be also eligible.
Subjects to be Qualified in Qualifying Examination: Candidates must have studied a minimum of 5 subjects which will be considered. They are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology/ Technical Vocational Subject, Language and any other subject.
Number of attempts: All aspirants can appear twice in a year. Students can appear for JEE Main for three years consecutively therefore the total attempts allowed for each student will be six in three years
For JEE Main Paper II- Candidates applying for B.Arch programme must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics individually and in aggregate. Diploma holders are not eligible for the entrance exam.
Qualifying Marks for Admission into IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs: Gen/OBC candidates must have scored a minimum of 75% marks or should be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards. Candidates belonging to SC/ST category must have minimum scores of 65% or be in the top 20 percentile of their boards.
Reservation Criteria for JEE Main 2020
Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)
Scheduled Castes (SC)
Scheduled Tribes (ST)
Persons with Disability (PwD)with 40% or more disability
Note: Reservation for the NITs, IIITs and GFTIs will be as per the central list and not as per the state of eligibility.
What is JEE Main State Code of Eligibility?
JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for JEE Advanced 2020 - To be eligible, candidates must be among the top 2,50,000 (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main)
JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria for admissions to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs
Candidates should have secured at least 75% marks in their 12thclass examination or equivalent, OR be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class / Qualifying examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class / qualifying examination.
For B.Arch admissions, the Council of Architecture has specified that candidates must have secured at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination.
Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Examination
Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics
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NTA has closed the JEE Main April application form on March 12. Application form was released on February 7 in online mode at jeemain.nta.nic.in. The application form of JEE Main 2020 was same for both Paper 1 and Paper 2
How to Fill JEE Main Application Form?
Step 1- Registration
Step 2- Fill the JEE Main 2020 application
Step 3- Uploading photograph, signature and class 12 marksheet or admit card
Step 4- Pay the JEE Main 2020 application fee
Step 5- Print the JEE Main Confirmation Page
The JEE Main 2020 application process in a nutshell is given in the image below.
NTA has prescribed the following steps to fill the JEE Main application form. Since the application process is over, the candidates can check the steps for reference purposes.
Step 1: JEE Main Registration- Candidates must register first by entering personal and contact details. Candidates who have already appeared in January can skip this step and login directly using their January credentials. Next the password must be input as per the given specifications. On successful registration, the JEE Main application number is generated. Candidates must note this down.
Step 2: Fill JEE Main 2020 Application Form – After successfully completing registration of JEE Main, candidates must fill the other personal details as applicable, apply for - Paper I or II or both, enter 4 examination centres as per preference, input language for exam (English/ Hindi/ Gujarati), enter academic details - qualifying exam, school, marks etc and Guardian Income.
Step 3: Upload Scanned Images – The third step is to upload the scanned images of the photo, signature and class 12 marksheet/admit card in the prescribed format and dimensions.
Specifications of Scanned Documents
Recent photograph with name of candidate below and date on which the photograph was taken
10 KB to 200 KB
3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
Signature of candidates
4 KB to 30 KB
3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
Step 4: Pay JEE Main application fee- Candidates will have to pay the requisite JEE Main fees either in online mode only through Debit Card/ Credit card, Net Banking/UPI/ PAYTM.
JEE Main Application Fees
Paper (s) Appearing
JEE Main 2020 Application Fees (Rs)
For Exam Centres in India
JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) or JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) only
Both JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning)
For Exam Centres in Foreign Country
Mode of Payment: Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking/ UPI and Paytm services.
Step 5: Print out of JEE Main Confirmation Page: Once the JEE Main application form is submitted, take 4 printouts the confirmation page and keep it safely for future use. Candidates will also have to confirm their registered mobile number and email address by generating and entering the OTP to receive direct notifications from NTA.
Check JEE Main Payment Status - Candidates may login to see if their payment status is "OK". Only then can they print the JEE Main confirmation page. The following steps have to be followed if the payment status is not "OK":
JEE Main Application Status - This is a window inside the JEE Main login of the candidate which gives the status of the application form as the candidate fills the same.
Remove Image Discrepancy JEE Main (April) 2020 - NTA has commenced the image correction facility of JEE Main 2020 April session. Candidates can use the JEE Main login to remove any image discrepancy in the application form. They will have to upload the correct images in the prescribed format.
JEE Main Correction Window - NTA has again opened the JEE Main application form correction facility from April 1 to 14. Previously, the correction facility was made available to candidates from March 13 to 16, 2020. During this time period, candidates can edit any mistakes made in the details entered in their application form. Candidates who opt for category change from reserved to general, have to pay the difference in application fee through the various online means provided. However in case of a change from general to reserved category, there is no refund of the difference in fee.
Forgot Password or JEE Main application number?
1. To reset the JEE Main 2020 password, click on the option given on the login window and choose one of the following options and rest the same after filling the required information
2. To retrieve the JEE Main application number, candidates must click on the option for the same on the login window. They must enter the following details
JEE Main Registration Statistics (January)
Total Number of Registrations for B.Tech (Paper I)
JEE Main Statistics of previous years
JEE Main 2020 application for January session was available in online mode from September 3 to October 10, 2019. Candidates could fill the application form either for Paper 1 or Paper 2 or for both. NTA had opened JEE Main application correction facility from October 14 to 20, 2019.
It is a known fact that JEE Main sees more than 12 lakh candidates every year vying for a seat in the NITs, IIITs or GFTIs . It is important that preparation for the largest engineering entrance exam be fruitful. JEE Main preparation tips specify the steps to be followed by students wishing to crack the exam and taste success in it.
Last minute tips to crack JEE Main 2020
Some of the preparation tips suggested by experts and toppers are
Best books for JEE Main
While NCERT help in cementing the foundation, the edge in JEE Main preparation comes from referring that extra study material. The following books are recommended by students and experts
Best Books for Chemistry
Best Books for Maths
Best Books for Physics
JEE Main 2020 January Toppers
State Code of Eligibility
Rongala Arun Siddhardha
Chagari Koushal Kumar Reddy
Thadavarthi Vishnu Sri Sai Sankar
NTA has released the JEE Main 2020 exam pattern for Paper 1 for the B.Tech aspirants. The JEE Main exam pattern specifies the subjects, types of questions asked, number of questions, duration of exam, marking scheme. mode of exam and language etc. The details of the exam pattern of JEE Main Paper 1 are given below.
JEE Main Exam Pattern (Paper 1)
* MCQs- Multiple Choice Questions*NQs - Numerical Questions
B.Arch or B.Plan aspirants appearing for JEE Main Paper II must be conversant with the exam pattern. The JEE Main 2020 exam pattern (Paper 2) allows students to know what to expect in the exam in terms of types of questions, marking scheme, language, mode and more. Paper 2 of JEE Main is separate for B.Arch and B.Plan applicants. While both have aptitude and mathematics common, B.Acrh students must take up the drawing test while the B.Plan applicants must answer the planning section. Candidates can check the exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 below.
JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern (Paper 2) for B.Arch
JEE Main Exam Pattern (Paper 2) for B.Plan
Exam Mode of JEE Main
Computer-based test (CBT)
Exam Duration of JEE Main
Mathematics, General Aptitude and Planning
Total number and type of questions
Maths - 20 MCQ questions and 5 numerical questions
Aptitude - 50 MCQs
Planning - 25 questions.
4 marks for a correct answer
-1 for an incorrect answer. No negative marks for numerical questions
Medium of paper
English or Hindi (Candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)
Practice is the key to improve on what one has studied. This is possible with constant practice with the help of past question papers, mock tests and such for JEE Main. The mock tests are available on the NTA website where one can download the same or practice online. Students can even register and book to go to the Test Practice Centres (TPCs) near to their place. Accordingly to the officials, 2,697 TPCs have been established in various schools and engineering colleges with computer centres. To avail this facility, candidates will have to do online registration and visit these TPCs as per the slot allotted to them. The TPCs have a downloaded Computer Based Test (CBT) which is similar to the actual JEE Main exam. Also, authorities have developed an app which enables candidates to choose the nearest JEE Main mock test centres.
To practice on the JEE Main Mock test on the NTA website click here Candidates can access the mock test without the need to login. They must simply press enter on the login button without any inputs. JEE Main Mock tests are available for both Paper I and Paper II. However, in case of Paper II, mock test for drawing section or B.planning is not available.
NTA has released sample numerical questions of JEE Main 2020. Candidates can use these to understand the type of questions that may be asked in the actual exam.
JEE Main 2020 Sample Papers (Numerical Questions)
JEE Main Question Papers of Past Years
It is important to check all past year question papers to gauge the important topics, understand how the exam will be like, improve time management skills as well as increase speed of answering on the JEE Main exam day.
Question Papers of JEE Main January 2019
January 8, 2019 (Paper 2)
January 9, 2019 (Paper 1)
January 10, 2019 (Paper 1)
January 11, 2019 (Paper 1)
January 12, 2019 (Paper 1)
JEE Main Question Papers- April 2019
April 7, 2019 (Paper 2)
April 8, 2019 (Paper 1)
April 9, 2019 (Paper 1)
April 10, 2019 (Paper 1)
April 12, 2019 (Paper 1)
Candidates who have successfully applied for JEE Main will be able to download their admit card in online mode. NTA will not issue the JEE Main admit card by any other means. Candidates must use the JEE Main login to download the admit card. Since it is an identity document, candidates will have carry the admit card to the exam centre for cross checking by the invigilator.
How to download JEE Main Admit Card?
What to carry to the exam hall ?
Details mentioned in JEE Main 2020 admit card
Unable to download the admit card?
Candidates who are unable to download their admit card must call the helpline numbers from 10 am to 5 pm at 0120 6895200 OR send an email to email@example.com giving their application number and also the confirmation page.
Image of JEE Main Admit Card (January Session)
After the conclusion of the JEE Main April exam , many leading coaching centres will release the answer key and solutions on the basis of memory based questions given by candidates. JEE Main answer key mentions the correct answers to the questions asked during the exam. The provisional JEE Main answer key will be released along with the candidates response sheets. These can be checked and downloaded through the JEE Main login window. Candidates can calculate their probable scores with the help of official answer key. They can also challenge the answer key within the given dates by paying Rs.1000 per question which will be refunded if their challenge is found to be accurate.
How to download the JEE Main 2020 answer key?
How to cross check JEE Main answer key with the questions?
To challenge the answer key of JEE Main, candidates must know the question IDs. This is required as NTA just publishes the answer option with the question ID and not the actual question asked. So What is the JEE Main question ID? This is the ID , a number given to each question asked in the question paper and given in the candidate's response sheet. So the first step candidates must do is to download the JEE Main question paper that is available in the candidate login. This means that they will have all the question Ids on hand. Then they must check the JEE Main provisional answer key for the questions and match them. In case of discrepancy, they must note the question ID and the answer ID to keep track of the same.
How to challenge the answer key?
JEE Main 2020 Final Answer Key
JEE Main Answer Key January details- The National Testing Agency had released the JEE Main 2020 answer key on January 13 in online mode. Candidates were allowed to raise objections to any of the answers by January 15. The final answer key was released on January 17. Three questions were cancelled as given below
Questions cancelled in Final JEE Main Answer Key 2020
Since the exam is a computer based test held in multiple sessions on different days, candidates can use the JEE Main exam analysis to get an idea of the difficulty levels of the exam and what to expect in their own session.
JEE Main January Exam Analysis by Coaching Institutes
Name of Coaching Centre
FIITJEE - JEE Main exam analysis
JEE Main Analysis by Career Point
Resonance - JEE Main exam analysis
JEE Main Analysis Sri Chaitanya
For the April session NTA will release the JEE Main result in online mode. Candidates will have to login using the application number and date of birth to download their score card. To ensure equivalence in the difficulty levels of all shifts, the prescribed NTA normalization procedure wll be put to use to arrive the normalized scored for each of the three subjects and the total score which will be announced in the result of JEE Main
Steps to check JEE Main 2020 Result
The JEE Main All India rank will be announced in online mode and the better of the two scores will be considered while assigning the rank to the students. The JEE main 2020 result will depict the following details
Name of the candidate
Date of birth
Name of the candidate’s parents
State code of eligibility
Category and Nationality
Subject-wise NTA scores
Total NTA scores obtained in first attempt
The JEE Main scores of both the attempts or a single attempt will be released along with the rank allotted on the better of the two scores. The final result of JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be announced separately.
JEE Main 2020 Rank List:
NTA will not release a separate merit list for JEE Main 2020. The result /score card will mention the JEE Main ranks.
In case of a tie, inter-se-merit guidelines to follow are
For JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 - Tie between candidates obtaining equal total NTA scores in Paper 1, will be resolved as follows:
For JEE Main Paper 2 - Tie between candidates obtaining equal total NTA scores in Paper 2 will be resolved as follows
JEE Main 2020 result for Paper 2 has been declared on January 23 in online mode by NTA at jeemain.nta.nic.in and ntaresults.nic.in . Earlier the authorities had released the JEE Main result for Paper 1 only on January 23.
Candidates who scored 100 NTA Score in JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 January Session
Name of the Candidate
Kanumuri Bheemeswara Vijay Varma
JEE Main 2020 Statistics:
JEE Main Application Statistics for Paper 1 (January)
JEE Main Statistics for B.Arch (January)
JEE Main Registration Statistics for B.Plan (January)
The minimum rank that fetches a seat in the NITs, IIITs or the GFTIs is the cutoff for JEE Main. Since JEE Main is the screening test for JEE Advanced, NTA releases the qualifying cutoff required to appear in JEE Advanced along with the result. The cutoff will be different for each category, branch and institute.
To understand and know the qualifying JEE Main cutoff, check the table below.
Cutoff Trends of JEE Main
The JEE Main cutoff for B.Arch and B.Plan is separate for each course and institute. To plan for the counselling and ensure a good seat, candidates are advised to check the JEE Main cutoff for B.Arch and B.Plan via Paper 2. This will help them to get an idea of the ranks at which admissions genrally close.
JEE Main Cutoff for Top NITs, IIITs, GFTIs and Top Branches
Mode of Counselling:
There is no special counselling for JEE Main. Instead, it is held commonly through Joint Seat Allocation Authority ( JoSAA) along with the counselling for JEE Advanced. To participate in JoSAA counselling, candidates have to register in online mode. The counselling and seat allotment of JEE Main will be based on candidate’s merit, availability of seats and choice of institute and courses. JoSSA counselling will consist of two mock rounds followed by seven rounds.
JEE Main Counselling:
After the last round is completed, candidates must report to the institutes to complete their admission formalities by paying the balance fee and submitting the requisite documents to the allotted institute.
Seat Matrix for JEE Main (as per 2019 statistics)
GEN EWS PwD
OBC NCL PwD
Total including Female Quota
Fee Structure of Institutes participating in JEE Main
Every candidate will have the choice of two attempts - January and April in one year. Candidates can attempt for three consecutive years.
Actually JEE Main cutoff is used to screen the eligibility for JEE Advanced and this is released with the result. For reference, candidates can use the 2019 qualifying marks -Common Rank List (CRL)- 89.7548849,GEN-EWS - 78.2174869,Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) - 74.3166557,Scheduled Caste (SC) - 54.0128155,Scheduled Tribe (ST) - 44.3345172PwD - 0.11371730
While 12th standard marks do not matter for application and the examination, it will be considered during admissions. Only those candidates who secured minimum 75% marks (65% for SC/ST) in their 12th standard qualifying examination or are in the top 20 percentile of their board will be eligible for admissions into the participating institutes.
Diploma holders will be eligible to appear for JEE Main Paper I in order to advance for JEE Advanced examination. However, diploma holders will not be allotted seats on the basis of their JEE Main scores.
The state where the candidates have completed their 10+2 (or equivalent) qualifying examination will be their state of eligibility.
No. class 12 marks are not added in the result of JEE Main.
Yes you can apply for JEE Main. But for admissions, you will have to meet the percentage of marks prescribed by the authorities.
The number of questions have been reduced. Numerical questions have been introduced for all subjects except for aptitude and drawing in case of Paper 2. The total marks have also been changed to 300 for Paper 1 and 400 for Paper 2.
Numerical questions will have a numerical value as an answer and these will have to be generally accurate to the point of 4 decimals in most exams. Unlike multiple choice questions, these answers need to be worked and calculated by students and the numerical value input using the mouse and the onscreen virtual numeric keypad that is given in the test on the screen.
The examination of B.Arch and B.Plan under JEE Main Paper 2 will be conducted separately. Both exams will have common questions from Mathematics and Aptitude. However, in the third section, B.Arch will have drawing questions and B.Plan will have questions related to planning.
The ranks of JEE Main 2020 will be calculated on the basis of the final percentile that will be mentioned for each candidate. The best of the two scores will be used for candidates who have appeared in both the sessions while the score of the session appeared will be used for all others.
JoSAA will conduct a centralized counselling for JEE Main qualified candidates. To participate, the candidates will have to register and choose their preferred courses and colleges from the available list. Allotment will be done as per their merit in JEE Main, preferences and availability of seats. Total seven rounds of counselling will be held.
Yes. If the student works hard and is diligent with his/her studies, cracking JEE Main is not a tough thing.
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