National Testing Agency will release the JEE Main 2020 admit card (January session) at jeemain.nic.in on December 6 in online mode. To download the admit card, candidates must use their login credentials - JEE Main application number and password. Registration and filling of JEE Main application form 2020 for Jammu and Kashmir students was available from November 4 to 8. NTA had allowed corrections in JEE Main application from October 14 to 20. Application form of JEE Main 2020 was available online from September 3 to October 10, 2019 with the last date to pay the application fee being October 11. The total JEE Main 2020 registrations for January are 9.34 lakh for Paper 1 while JEE Main registrations for Paper 2 are 1.38 lakh. National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct JEE Main 2020 January session from January 6 to 11 in computer based mode for admissions to 30814 seats in B.Tech/B.E., B.Arch and B.Plan programmes offered by 31 NITs, 25 IIITs and 28 CFTIs. Candidates applying for B.Tech need to appear for JEE Main 2020 Paper-I while candidates aspiring for B.Arch/B.Plan admissions have to appear for JEE Main Paper-II. JEE Main 2020 result will be declared by NTA on January 31, 2020 for the January session. This year, NTA has announced many changes in JEE Main 2020 starting from exam pattern, exam centres and more. Check them below
New Changes announced by NTA in JEE Main 2020:
Candidates can appear twice for JEE Main 2020 -January and April. The JEE Main application form for April session will be available from February 7 to March 7 with download of the admit card from March 16. The JEE Main April session exam will be held from April 3 to 9 with result declaration on April 30. The better of the two scores will be used for the purpose of ranking as per the regulations laid by the authorities. States like Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand and Nagaland as well many other private universities and institutes use JEE Main ranks for admissions; however, admission criteria for these will be notified by the concerned authorities only.
Upcoming Dates and Events
06 Dec, 2019
Admit Card - January session | Mode: Online
06 Jan, 2020 - 11 Jan, 2020
Exam - January session | Mode: Online
31 Jan, 2020
Result - January session | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
04 Nov, 2019 - 08 Nov, 2019
Application - only for Jammu and Kashmir candidates | Mode: Online
14 Oct, 2019 - 20 Oct, 2019
Application Correction | Mode: Online
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
Advertisement | Mode: Online
07 Feb, 2020 - 07 Mar, 2020
Application | Mode: Online
16 Mar, 2020
Admit Card | Mode: Online
03 Apr, 2020 - 09 Apr, 2020
Exam | Mode: Online
30 Apr, 2020
Result | Mode: Online
15 Jun, 2020
Counselling - Start of JoSAA registration - Start Date | Mode: Online
All aspirants must adhere to the prescribed NTA JEE Main eligibility criteria. It includes guidelines for age, requisite academic qualifications, subjects studied in qualifying exam, pass percentage etc. The detailed JEE Main eligibility criteria to appear for the entrance exam are specified below
Age Criteria: There is no age limit for JEE Main.
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 for JEE Main.
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. Candidates who have taken four subjects will not be eligible.
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
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.
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NTA has ended the JEE Main 2020 application process for students who will be appearing for the exam from exam centres in J&K. JEE Main application form for January session (for the other canidates) was available in online mode from September 3 to October 10, 2019. The application form for Paper 1 and 2 was the same. Candidates could fill the application form either for Paper 1 or Paper 2 or for both. To fill the application form of JEE Main, the candidates have to follow the given below steps:
Step 1: Registration- Candidates have to register first by entering personal and contact details. Next the password must be input as per the given specifications.On successful registration, the JEE Main application number is generated.
Password specifications are - It must have 8 to 13 characters with at least one Upper case, one lower case alphabet, one numeric value and one special character - [email protected]#$%^&*
Step 2: Fill JEE Main 2020 Application Form – Candidates have to enter the following details
Step 3: Upload Scanned Images of Documents – The third step in the application process of JEE Main is to upload the scanned images of the specified documents 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
10KB to 200KB
3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
Signature of candidates
4 KB to 300KB
3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
Step 4: Make Fee Payment- Candidates will have to pay the requisite fee of JEE Main 2020 either in online mode only
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 Acknowledgement/ Confirmation Page: Once the JEE Main application form is submitted, take 4 print out the acknowledgement page and keep it safely for future use.
Check JEE Main Payment Status -
Candidates may login to see if their payment status is "OK". Only then can they print the confirmation page. The following steps have to be followed if the payment status is not "OK":
JEE Main 2020 Correction Window- NTA had opened JEE Main application correction facility from October 14 to 20, 2019. During this time period, candidates could edit some of the prescribed information in their application form. In case of category change from reserved to general, the difference in fee had to be paid online. However in case of a change from general to reserved category, there was no refund of the difference in fee.
JEE Main Registration Statistics
Total Number of Registrations for B.Tech (Paper I)
JEE Main preparation tips specify the steps to be followed by students wishing to crack the exam and taste success in it. Some of the preparation tips suggested by experts and toppers are
Important Topics to keep in mind during JEE Main preparation
Chapters in Physics with weightage
Chapters in Mathematics with weightage
Chapters in Chemistry with weightage
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 JEE Main Chemistry
JEE Main - Best Books for Maths
Best Books for JEE Main Maths
Success Mantras of JEE Main Toppers:
Some of the JEE Main 2019 Topper interviews have been listed below to allow students to read about the success mantras of the students who have managed to beat all competition and crack the exam to reach the top in 2019.
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Sambit Behera -
Ankit Kumar Misra-
Bojja Chetan Reddy
JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern for Paper 1- NTA has detailed the exam pattern of JEE Main Paper 1 which is for the B.Tech aspirants. Familiarity with exam pattern is a mandatory factor in preparation as the exam is the toughest with more than 12 lakh students appearing for it. The JEE Main exam pattern for Paper 1 specifies the types of questions expected, number of questions, duration of exam, marking scheme and language of test 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
JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern for Paper 2- Aspiring architects appearing for Paper 2 of JEE Main Paper must know the exam pattern well if they wish to crack the exam. The JEE Main exam pattern (Paper 2) has aptitude and mathematics in addition to drawing therefore its partly a computer based test and partly a pend and paper one. Exam Pattern of JEE Main Paper 2 details the types and number of questions asked, exam duration, marking methodology etc. Candidates can check the Paper 2 JEE Main exam pattern 2020 below.
JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern (Paper 2) for B.Arch
JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern (Paper 2) for B.Plan
Computer-based test (CBT)
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
Medium of paper
English or Hindi (Candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)
NTA has released sample numerical questions of JEE Main 2020 on November 7. Candidates can use these to understand the type of questions that may be asked in the actual exam. The questions as given on the official website are as follows:
Sample Questions for Section on Numerical Value
Q.1: A particle moves in the x-y plane under the influence of a force such that the linear momentum Is P(t) = A [ î cos kt - ĵ sin kt ]
Where A and k are constants. The angle in degrees between force and momentum is .
Q.2: A power line lies along the east - west direction and carries a current of 10 A. The force per meter due to earth's magnetic field of 10-4 T is 10-X N/m. The value of x is .
Answer : 3
Q.3: The sun's disc subtends an angle of 10-2 rad at the earth. The radius of curvature ( in meters) of the mirror which will produce on a screen an image of the sun 2 cm in diameter is .
Q.4: The binding energy of deutron (1H2) is 1.15 MeV per nucleon and an alpha particle ( 2He4 ) has a binding energy of 7.1 MeV per nucleon. Then in the reaction 1H2 + 1H2 → 2He4 + Q
The energy Q released in MeV is
Answer : 23.8
Q.5: Light of wavelength 0.6 mm from a sodium lamp falls on a photo cell and causes the emission of photoelectrons for which the stopping potential is 0.5 V. With light of wavelength 0.4 mm from a mercury lamp the stopping potential is 1.5 V. Then, the work function in eV of the photocell surface is .
Answer : 1.5
****Source of the above questions is jeemain.nta.nic.in. To download the pdf click here
JEE Main 2020 mock test was released by NTA from August 10 in online mode. Candidates can attempt JEE Main 2020 mock test using the link given on the JEE Main website or even NTA website. Candidates can access the mock test of JEE Main 2020 without the need for login credentials. Mock tests will be available for all both Paper I and Paper II. However, in case of Paper II, mock test for drawing section is not available.
In addition, NTA has also started the registrations for offline mock tests too. Candidates can go to NTA website and use the download mock test link given there. After ownloading the mock test, candidates can practice the given questions in offline mode.
Attempting mock test will enable candidates to be familiar with the exam pattern, examination mode, and importantly they will be able to analyze their preparation. Apart from this, attempting mock test will enable candidates to learn time management which plays a crucial part in the entrance exam.
The exam conducting authority has setup a countrywide network of Test Practice Centres (TPCs) for students of rural/urban areas. 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 2020 exam. Also, authorities have developed an app which enables candidates to choose the nearest JEE Main mock test centres.
Candidates who have applied for JEE Main can download the admit card on December 6 for the January exam while it can be downloaded from March 16 for the April session. Candidates will have to login using their application number, date of birth or password to download their admit card. Details like name, exam centre address, admit card number, roll number, timing of examination, paper appearing for, gender and more will be displayed on the admit card of JEE Main 2020.
How to download the JEE Main admit card?
Candidates can download the JEE Main admit card by two methods:
However, before downloading the admit card candidates must check all the information furnished on it. JEE Main admit card is an important identity document. Without admit card of JEE Main 2020 candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.
What to carry to the exam hall along with the admit card of JEE Main?
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 OR send an email to [email protected] giving their application number and also the confirmation page.
NTA will release the JEE Main 2020 answer key for Paper 1 after January 11 when the exam concludes. The answer key of JEE Main will carry the correct responses of the questions asked during the examination. The authorities will release the provisional JEE Main answer key along with the objection facility before publishing the final answer key along with the result on January 31. The recorded responses of all candidates will be released through candidate login for candidates to cross verify their answers. Candidates will be able to calculate their probable scores with the help of JEE Main 2020 answer key. The answer key will be released separately for Paper 1 and 2.
Candidates can raise an objection to any of the answers specified in the JEE Main answer key. To challenge the answer key, candidates will have to fill the online application form and pay the processing fees of Rs.1000 per question. Candidates must note that challenge of answer key will also be in online mode. The result of JEE Main 2020 will be compiled on the basis of the final answer key.
JEE Main 2020 result will be announced in online mode by the authorities on January 31 for Paper 1 and Paper 2 whereas for the April session the result will be declared on April 30. Candidates will have to login using the application number and date of birth. 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
The rank will not be announced in January as the better of the two scores will be considered while assigning the rank to the students. The 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 final result of JEE Main will be declared on April 30 where the 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 rank of JEE Main 2020 for both the attempts with details of candidates who have qualified for JEE Advanced 2020 will be mentioned in the result /score card.
In case of a tie, inter-se-merit guidelines will be used as given below
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 2020 Paper 2 - Tie between candidates obtaining equal total NTA scores in Paper 2 will be resolved as follows
JEE Main Statistics 2019
JEE Main 2019 Statistics ( for both January and April)
JEE Main Gender and Category wise statistics for 2019
JEE Main 2019 Paper 1 Toppers with 100 NTA Score
State Code of Eligibility
Adelly Sai Kiran
Abhay Pratap Singh Rathore
Ankit Kumar Misra
Himanshu Gaurav Singh
Gupta Kartikey Chandresh
Yindukuri Jayanth Phani Sai
Jitender Kumar Yadav
Raj Aryan Agrawal
JEE Main Paper 2 Toppers with 100 NTA Score
Name of Student
Gollapudi N Lakshman Narayana
Gudla Raghunandan Reddy
JEE Main 2020 Cut off - 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 in JEE Main to appear in JEE Advanced. The cutoff will be different for each category, branch and institute.
To understand and know the qualifying JEE Main cutoff to appear in JEE Advanced, check the table below.
Cutoff Trends of JEE Main
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 JEE Main counselling, candidates have to register in online mode from June 15. 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 mut report to the institutes to complete their admission formalities by paying the balance fee and submitting the requisite documents to the allotted institute.
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