About JEE Main 2020

National Testing Agency has released the JEE Main admit card 2020 (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. National Testing Agency (NTA) will hold JEE Main 2020 (January session) from January 6 to 9 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. 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.  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.  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. 

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.

New Changes in JEE Main 2020:

  • JEE Main Application Form - There is a change in the registration process. Application fee has been increased. Offline mode has been discontinued.
  • Number of JEE Main 2020 exam centres have been reduced to 233. Last year they were 264 in India.
  • The new JEE Main exam pattern shows the introduction of numerical questions
  • Paper 1 now has only 75 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Maths instead of the earlier 90. Each section has 20 MCQs and 5 numerical questions. Total marks for Paper 1 have also been reduced to 300.
  • Paper 2 has been segregated to separate papers for B.Arch and B.Plan where Maths and Aptitude is common for both. B.Arch applicants must take the drawing test and B.Plan aspirants must take up Planning test. Total marks have increased to 400
  • There is no negative marking for numerical questions.
  • From 2021, JEE Main is expected to be held in 11 regional languages - Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: 2 times a year
Languages English, Gujarati +1 More
Conducting Body: National Testing Agency
Duration 3 Hours

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JEE Main 2020 Important Dates

JEE Main (Session Jan 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

06 Jan, 2020 - 09 Jan, 2020

Exam - January session | Mode: Online

31 Jan, 2020

Result - January session | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

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

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

JEE Main (Session Apr 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

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

3% horizontal

Female Category (supernumerary) only in NITs
8 to 14 %
EWS (Supernumerary)

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 - !@#$%^&*

Step 2: Fill JEE Main 2020 Application Form – Candidates have to enter the following details

  • Examination Related Details: Paper appearing for (Paper 1 or 2 or both), choice of any 4 examination centres , preferred language for exam (English/ Hindi/ Gujarati). Next other details have to be entered as follows
  • Academic details
  • Guardian Income

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


File Size


File Format

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

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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

650 (Boys)


325 (Boys)

325 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning)

1300 (Boys)

650 (Girls)

650 (Boys)

650 (Boys)

For Exam Centres in Foreign Country

JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) or JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) only

3000 (Boys)

1500 (Girls)

3000 (Boys)

1500 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning)

6000 (Boys)

3000 (Girls)

3000 (Boys)

3000 (Girls)

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":

  • In case of online payment:  This means that the transaction has been cancelled. While the amount will be refunded automatically within 7 to 10 days, candidates have to pay the fees once again.

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







Women Candidates

2.90 lakh

2.75 lakh

Total Number of Registrations for B.Tech (Paper I)

9.34 lakh

9.41 lakh

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Offline, Online Male ₹ 650
SC, ST Offline, Online Transgender, Male ₹ 325
General, SC, ST, OBC Offline, Online Female ₹ 325
General, SC, ST, OBC PWD Offline, Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 325

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

JEE Main Paper 1 Syllabus

Sets, relations and functions Sets and their representation
Intersection and complement of sets and their algebraic properties
Power set
Types of relations
Equivalence relations
One-one, into and onto functions
Composition of functions
Complex number and quadratic equations Complex numbers as ordered pairs or reals
Representation of complex numbers in the form a+ib and their representation in a plane
Argand diagram
Algebra of complex numbers
Modulus and argument of a complex number
Square root of a complex number
Triangle inequality
Quadratic equation in real and complex number system and their solutions
Relation between roots and co-efficients
Nature of roots
Formation of quadratic equations with given roots
Matrices and determinants Matrices
Algebra of matrices
Types of matrices
Determinants and matrices of order two and three
Properties of determinants
Evaluation of determinants
Area of triangles using determinants
Adjoint and evaluation of inverse of a square matrix using determinants and elementary transformations
Test of consistency and solution of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables using determinants and matrices
Permutations and combinations Fundamental principle of counting
Permutation as an arrangement and combination as selection
Meaning of P (n, r) and C (n, r). Simple applications
Mathematical induction Principle of mathematical induction and its simple applications
Binomial theorem and its simple applications Binomial theorem for a positive integral index
General term and middle term
Properties of binomial coefficients and simple applications
Sequences and series Arithmetic and geometric progressions
Insertion of arithmetic, geometric means between two given numbers
Relation between A.M. and G.M., Sum up to n terms of special series Sn, Sn2, Sn3
Arithmetico-Geometric progression
Limit, continuity and differentiability Real functions
Valued functions
Algebra of functions
Polynomial functions
Rational functions
Trigonometric functions
Logarithmic and exponential functions
Inverse functions
Graphs of simple functions
Limits, continuity and differentiability
Differentiation or the sum, difference
Product and quotient of two functions
Differentiation of trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential, composite and implicit functions
Derivatives of order up to two
Rolle's and Lagrange's mean value theorems
Applications of derivatives
Rate of change of quantities
Monotonic - increasing and decreasing functions
Maxima and minima of functions of one variable
Tangents and normals
Integrals calculus Integral as an anti -derivative
Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric , exponential and logarithmic functions
Integration by substitution, by parts and by partial fractions
Integration using trigonometric identities
Integral as limit or a sum
Fundamental theorem of calculus
Properties of definite integrals
Evaluation of definite integrals
Determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves in standard form
Differential equations Ordinary differential equations and their order and degree
Formation of differential equations
Solution of differential equations by the method of separations of variables
Solution of differential equations by the method of separations of variables,solution of homogeneous and linear differential equations of the type : dy/dx+p(x)y=q(x)
Co-ordinate geometry Cartesian system of rectangular co-ordinates 10 in a plane
Distance formula
Section formula
Locus and its equation
Translation of axes
Slope of a line
Parallel and perpendicular lines
Intercepts of a line on the coordinate axes
Various forms of equations of a straight line
Intersection of lines
Angles between two lines
Conditions for concurrence of three lines
Distance of a point from a line
Equations of internal and external bisectors of angles between two lines
Coordinates of centroid
Orthocentre and circumcentre of a triangle
Equation of family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines
Standard form of equation of a circle
General form of the equation of a circle, its radius and centre
Equation of a circle when the end points of a diameter are given
Points of intersection of a line and a circle with the centre at the origin and condition for a line to be tangent to a circle
Equation of the tangent
Sections of cones
Equation of conic sections in standard forms
Condition for y = mx + c to be a tangent and point (s) of tangency
Three-dimensional geometry Coordinates of a point in space
Distance between two points
Section formula
Direction ratios and direction cosines
Angle between two intersecting lines
Skew lines and the shortest distance between them and its equation
Equations of a line and a plane in different forms
Intersection of a line and a plane
Coplanar lines
Vector algebra Vectors and scalars
Addition of vectors
Components of a vector in two dimensions and three dimensional space
Scalar and vector products
Scalar and vector triple product
Statistics and probability Measures of dispersion
Calculation of mean and median
Mode of grouped and ungrouped data calculation of standard deviation
Variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data
Probability of an event
Addition and multiplication theorems of probability
Baye's theorem
Probability distribution of a random variate
Bernoulli trials and binomial distribution
Trigonometry Trigonometrical identities and equations, trigonometrical functions
Inverse trigonometrical functions and their properties
Heights and distances
Mathematical reasoning Statements
Logical operations and, or, implies, implied by, if and only if
Understanding of tautology
Converse and contrapositive
Physics and measurements Physics
Technology and society
S I units
Fundamental and derived units
Least count
Accuracy and precision of measuring instruments
Errors in measurement
Dimensions of physical quantities
Dimensional analysis and its applications
Kinematics Frame of reference
Motion in a straight line
Position-time graph
Speed and velocity
Uniform and non-uniform motion
Average speed and instantaneous velocity uniformly accelerated motion
Velocity-time graph
Position-time graphs
Relations for uniformly accelerated motion
Scalars and vectors
Vector addition and subtraction
Zero vector
Scalar and vector products
Unit vector
Resolution of a vector
Relative velocity
Motion in a plane
Projectile motion
Uniform circular motion
Laws of motion Force and inertia
Newton's first law of motion
Newton's second law of motion
Newton's third law or motion
Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications
Equilibrium of concurrent forces
Static and kinetic friction
Laws of friction
Rolling friction
Dynamics of uniform circular motion
Centripetal force and Its applications
Work, energy and power Work done by a constant force and a variable force
Kinetic and potential energies
Work energy theorem
Potential energy of a spring
Conservation of mechanical energy
Conservative and non-conservative forces
Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions
Rotational motion Centre of mass or a two-particle system
Centre of mass of a rigid body
Basic concepts of rotational motions
Moment of a force
Angular momentum
Conservation of angular momentum and its applications
Moment of inertia
Radius of gyration
Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects
Parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications
Rigid body rotation
Equations of rotational motion
Gravitation The universal law of gravitation
Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth
Kepler's laws of planetary motion
Gravitational potential energy
Gravitational potential
Escape velocity
Orbital velocity of a satellite
Geo-stationary satellites
Properties of solids and liquids Elastic behaviour
Stress-strain relationship
Hooke's law
Young's modulus
Bulk modulus
Modulus of rigidity
Pressure due to a fluid column
Pascal's law and its applications.
Stokes' law
Terminal velocity
Streamline and turbulent flow
Reynolds number
Bernoulli's principle and its applications
Surface energy and surface tension
Angle of contact
Application of surface tension
Drops, bubbles and capillary rise
Thermal expansion
Specific heat capacity
Change or state
Latent heat
Heat transfer-conduction
Convection and radiation
Newton's law of cooling
Thermodynamics Thermal equilibrium
Zeroth law of thermodynamics
Concept of temperature
Heat, work and internal energy
First law of thermodynamics
Second law of thermodynamics
Reversible and irreversible processes
Carnot engine and its efficiency
Kinetics theory of gases Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas
Kinetic theory of gases - assumptions
Concept of pressure
Kinetic energy and temperature
RMS speed of gas molecules
Degrees of freedom
Law of equipartition of energy
Applications to specific heat capacities of gases
Mean free path
Avogadro's number
Oscillations and waves Periodic motion-period
Displacement as a function of time
Periodic functions
Simple harmonic motion and its equation
Oscillations of a spring
Restoring force and force constant
Energy in S.H.M
Kinetic and potential energies
Simple pendulum
Derivation or expression for its time period
Free, forced and damped oscillations
Wave motion, phase, amplitude and velocity of wave
Longitudinal and transverse waves
Speed of a wave
Displacement relation for a progressive wave
Principle of superposition of waves
Reflection of waves
Standing waves in strings and organ pipes
Doppler effect in sound
Electrostatics Electric charges
Conservation of charge
Coulomb's law-forces between two point charges
Forces between multiple charges
Superposition principle and continuous charge distribution
Electric field
Electric field due to a point charge
Electric field lines
Electric dipole
Electric field due to a dipole
Torque on a dipole in uniform electric field
Electric flux
Gauss's law and its applications to find field due to infinitely long uniformly charged straight wire
Uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell
Electric potential and its calculation for a point charge
Electric dipole and system or charges
Equipotential surfaces
Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges in an electrostatics field
Conductors and insulators
Dielectrics and electric polarization
Combination of capacitors in series and in parallel
Capacitance or a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates
Energy stored in a capacitator
Current electricity Electric current
Drift velocity
Ohm's law
Electrical resistance
Resistances of different materials
V-I characteristics of ohmic and non ohmic conductors
Electrical energy and power
Electrical resistivity
Colour code for resistors
Series and parallel combinations of resistors
Temperature dependence of resistance
Electric cell and its Internal resistance
Potential difference and EMF of a cell
Combination of cells in series and in parallel
Kirchhoff's laws and their applications
Wheatstone bridge
Metre bridge
Potentiometer and its principle and its applications
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism Biot - Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop
Ampere's law and its applications to infinitely long current carrying straight wire and solenoid
Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields
Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field
Force between two parallel current carrying conductors
Definition of ampere
Torque experienced by a current loop in uniform magnetic field
Moving coil galvanometer and its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter
Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment
Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid
Magnetic field lines
Earth's magnetic field and magnetic elements
Para, dia and ferro magnetic substance
Magnetic susceptibility and permeability
Electromagnets and permanent magnets
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents Electromagnetic induction
Faraday's law
Induced EMF and current
Lenz's law
Eddy currents
Self and mutual inductance
Alternating currents
Peak and RMS value of alternating current/voltage
Reactance and impedance
LCR series circuit
Quality factor
Power in AC circuits
Wattless current
AC generator and transformer
Optics Reflection and refraction of light at plane and spherical surfaces
Mirror formula
Total internal reflection and its applications
Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism
Lens formula
Power of a lens
Combination of thin lenses in contact
Microscope and astronomical telescope and their magnifying powers
Wave optics
Wavefront and Huygens principle
Laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens principle
Young's double slit experiment and expression for fringe width
Coherent sources and sustained interference of light
Diffraction due to a single slit
Width of central maximum
Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes
Plane polarized light
Brewster's law
Uses of plane polarized light and polaroids
Dual nature of matter and radiation Dual nature of radiation
Photoelectric effect
Hertz and Lenard's observations
Einstein's photoelectric equation
Particle nature of light
Matter waves-wave nature of particle and Broglie relation
Davisson-Germer experiment
Atoms and nuclei Alpha-particle scattering experiment
Rutherford's model of atom
Bohr model
Energy levels
Hydrogen spectrum
Composition and size of nucleus
Atomic masses
Alpha. beta and gamma particles/rays and their properties
Radioactive decay law
Mass-energy relation, mass defect, binding energy per nucleon, Its variation with mass number
Mass defect
Binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number
Nuclear fission and fusion
Electronic devices Semiconductors: Semiconductor diode
1-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias
Diode as a rectifier
I-V characteristics or LED
Solar cell and Zener diode
Zener diode as a voltage regulator
Junction transistor
Transistor action
Characteristics or a transistor
Transistor as an amplifier and oscillator
Logic gates or, and, not, nand and nor
Transistor as a switch
Communications system Propagation of electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere
Sky and space wave propagation
Need for modulation
Amplitude and frequency modulation
Bandwidth of signals
Bandwidth of transmission medium
Basic elements of a communication system
Experimental skills Familiarity with the basic approach and observations of the experiments and activities
Vernier callipers and its use to measure internal and external diameter and depth of a vessel
Screw gauge and its use to determine thickness/diameter of thin sheet/wire
Simple pendulum-dissipation of energy by plotting a graph between square of amplitude and time
Meter scale and mass or a given object by principle of moments
Young's modulus of elasticity of the material of a metallic wire
Surface tension of water by capillary rise and effect of detergents
Co-efficient or viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring terminal velocity of a given spherical body
Plotting a cooling curve for the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time
Speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube
Specific heat capacity of a given solid and liquid by method of mixtures
Resistivity of the material of a given wire using metre bridge
Resistance of a given wire using Ohm's law
Comparison or EMF of two primary cells
Determination of internal resistance of a cell
Resistance and figure of merit of a galvanometer by half deflection method
Focal length of
Convex mirror
Concave mirror
Convex Iens using parallax method
Plot of angle of deviation vs angle of incidence for a triangular prism
Refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope
Characteristic curves of a p-n junction diode in forward and reverse bias
Characteristic curves of a Zener diode and finding reverse break down voltage
Characteristic curves of a transistor and finding current gain and voltage gain
Identification of diode, LED, transistor, IC, resistor, capacitor from mixed collection of such items
Using multimeter to: i) Identify base of a transistor, ii) distinguish between NPN and PNP type transistor, iii) See the unidirectional flow of current in case of a diode and an LED, iv) Check the correctness or otherwise of a given electronic component
Some basic concepts in chemistry Matter and its nature
Dalton's atomic theory
Concept of atom, molecule, element and compound
Physical quantities and their measurements in chemistry
Precision and accuracy
Significant figures
S.I Units
Dimensional analysis
Laws of chemical combination
Atomic and molecular masses
Mole concept
Molar mass
Percentage composition
Empirical and molecular formulae
Chemical equations and stoichiometry
States of matter Gaseous state
Measurable properties of gases
Gas laws-Boyles Iaw,Charles law,Graham's law of diffusion,Avogadro's law and Dalton's law of partial pressure
Concept of absolute scale of temperature
Ideal gas equation
Kinetic theory of gases, average, root mean square and most probable velocities and their relation with temperature
Concept of average, root mean square and most probable velocities
Real gases
Deviation from ideal behaviour
Compressibility factor and Van der Waals equation
Liquid state
Properties of liquids
Vapour pressure
Viscosity and surface tension and effect of temperature on them
Solid state: Classification of solids
Molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids
Elementary idea of amorphous and crystalline solids
Bragg's law and its applications
Unit cell and lattices
Packing in solids
Calculations involving unit cell parameters
Imperfection in solids
Electrical and magnetic properties
Atomic structure Thomson and Rutherford atomic models and their limitations
Nature of electromagnetic radiation
Photoelectric effect
Spectrum of hydrogen atom and its postulates
Bohr model of hydrogen atom and its postulates
Derivation of the relations for energy of the electron and radii of the different orbits
Limitations of Bohr's model
Dual nature of matter
De-Broglie's relationship
Heisenberg uncertainty principle
Elementary ideas of quantum mechanics
Quantum mechanical model of atom and its important features
Concept of atomic orbitals as one electron wave functions
Lectron wave functions: variation of Ѱand Ѱ² with r for Is and 2s orbitals: various quantum numbers
Shapes of s, p and d orbitals
Electron spin and spin quantum number
Rules for filling electrons in orbitals
Aufbau principle
Pauli's exclusion principle and Hund's rule
Electronic configuration of elements
Extra stability of half-filled and completely filled orbitals
Chemical bonding and molecular structure Kossel - lewis approach to chemical bond formation
Concept of ionic and covalent bonds
Ionic bonding and formation of ionic bonds
Factors affecting the formation of ionic bonds
Calculation of lattice enthalpy
Covalent bonding
Concept of electronegativity
Fajan's rule
Dipole moment
Valence shell electron pair repulsion theory and shapes of simple molecules
Quantum mechanical approach to covalent bonding
Valence bond theory and its important features
Molecular orbital theory and its important features
Types of molecular orbitals
Sigma and pi-bonds
Molecular orbital electronic configurations of homo nuclear diatomic molecules
Concept of bond order
Bond length and bond energy
Elementary idea of metallic bonding
Hydrogen bonding and its applications
Chemical thermodynamics Fundamentals of thermodynamics
System and surroundings
Extensive and intensive properties
State functions
Types of processes
First law or thermodynamics
Concept of work, heat, internal energy and enthalpy
Heat capacity and molar heat capacity
Hess's law of constant heat summation
Enthalpies of bond dissociation
Phase transition
Ionization and solution
Second law of thermodynamics
Spontaneity of processes
∆S of the universe and ∆G of the system as criteria for spontaneity
Standard Gibbs energy change and equilibrium constant
Solutions Different methods for expressing concentration of solution
Molality, molarity, mole fraction, percentage, vapour pressure of solutions and Raoult's law
Ideal and non-ideal solutions
Composition of vapour pressure
Plots for ideal and non-ideal solutions
Colligative properties of dilute solutions
Relative lowering of vapour pressure
Depression of freezing point
Elevation of boiling point and osmotic pressure
Determination of molecular mass using colligative properties
Abnormal value of molar mass
Van't Hoff factor and its significance
Equilibrium Meaning of equilibrium
Concept of dynamic equilibrium
Equilibria involving physical processes
Solid -liquid, liquid - gas and solid - gas equilibria
Henry's law
General characteristics of equilibrium involving physical processes
Equilibria involving chemical processes
Law of chemical equilibrium
Equilibrium constants and their significance
Significance of ∆G and ∆G' in chemical equilibria
Factors affecting equilibrium concentration, pressure and temperature
Effect of catalyst
Le Chatelier's principle
Ionic equilibrium
Weak and strong electrolytes
Ionization of electrolytes
Various concepts of acids and bases and their ionization
Acid - base equilibria and ionization constants
Ionization of water
Ph scale
Common ion effect
Hydrolysis of salts and pH of their solutions
Solubility of sparingly soluble salts and solubility products
Buffer solutions
Redox reactions and electrochemistry Electronic concepts of oxidation and reduction
Redox reactions
Oxidation number
Rules for assigning oxidation number
Balancing of redox reactions
Electrolytic and metallic conduction
Conductance in electrolytic solutions
Molar conductivities and their variation with concentration
Kohlrausch's law and its applications
Electrochemical cells
Electrolytic and galvanic cells
Different types of electrodes
Electrode potentials including standard electrode potential
Half-cell and cell reactions
EMF of a galvanic cell and its measurement
Nernst equation and its applications
Relationship between cell potential and Gibbs' energy change
Dry cell and lead accumulator
Fuel cells
Chemical kinetics Rate of a chemical reaction
Factors affecting the rate of reactions
Concentration, temperature, pressure and catalyst
Elementary and complex reactions
Order and molecularity of reactions
Rate law
Rate constant and its units
Elementary and complex reactions,order and molecularity of reactions,rate law,rate constant and its units,differential and integral forms of zero and first order reactions and their characteristics,rate of a chemical reaction
Factors affecting the rate of reactions,concentration, temperature, pressure and catalyst,effect of temperature on rate of reactions
Arrhenius theory
Activation energy and its calculation
Collision theory of bimolecular gaseous reactions
Surface chemistry Adsorption
Physisorption and chemisorption and their characteristics
Factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids
Freundlich and Langmuir adsorption isotherms
Adsorption from solutions
Homogeneous and heterogeneous
Activity and selectivity of solid catalysts
Enzyme catalysis and its mechanism
Colloidal state
Distinction among true solutions
Colloids and suspensions
Classification of colloids
Lyophilic and lyophobic
Multi molecular
Macromolecular and associated colloids
Preparation and properties of colloids
Tyndall effect
Brownian movement
Coagulation and flocculation
Emulsions and their characteristics
Classification of elements and periodicity in properties Modern periodic law and present form of the periodic table, s, p, d and f block elements
Periodic trends in properties of elements atomic and ionic radii
Ionization enthalpy
Electron gain enthalpy
Oxidation states and chemical reactivity
General principles and process of Isolation of metals Mode of occurrence of elements in nature
Steps involved in the extraction or metals
Reduction and refining with special reference to the extraction of Al, Cu, Zn and Fe
Thermodynamic and electrochemical principles involved in the extraction of metals
Hydrogen Position of hydrogen in periodic table
Preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen
Physical and chemical properties of water and heavy water
Structure and preparation of hydrogen peroxide
Reactions and uses of hydrogen peroxide
Classification of hydrides
Classification of ionic, covalent and interstitial
Hydrogen as a fuel
S - block elements - alkali and alkaline earth metals General introduction of group 1 and 2 Elements
Electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements
Anomalous properties of the first element of each group
Diagonal relationships
Preparation & properties of some important compounds
Sodium carbonate and sodium hydroxide and sodium hydrogen carbonate
Industrial uses of lime, limestone plaster of Paris and cement
Biological significance of Na, K, Mg and Ca
P - block elements General Introduction of Group 13 to 18 Elements
Electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements across the periods and down the groups
Unique behaviour or the first element in each group
P - block elements - group 13 elements Preparation, properties and uses of boron and aluminium
Structure, properties and uses of borax, boric acid, diborane, boron trifluoride, aluminium chloride and alums
Structure, properties and uses of boric acid
Structure, properties and uses of diborane
Structure, properties and uses of boron trifluoride
Structure, properties and uses of aluminium chloride and alums
P - block elements - group 14 elements Tendency for catenation
Structure, properties and uses of allotropes and oxides of carbon, silicon tetrachloride, silicates. Zeolites and silicones
P - block elements - group 15 elements Properties and uses or nitrogen and phosphorus
Allotrophic forms of phosphorus
Preparation, properties, structure and uses of ammonia, nitric acid, phosphine and phosphorus halides
Structures of oxides and oxoacids of nitrogen and phosphorus
P - block elements - group 16 elements Preparation, properties, structures and uses of ozone
Allotropic forms or sulphur
Preparation, properties, structures and uses of sulphuric acid
Structures of oxoacids of sulphur
P - block elements - group 17 elements Preparation, properties and uses of hydrochloric acid
Trends in the acidic nature of hydrogen halides
Structures of interhalogen compounds and oxides and oxoacids of halogens
P - block elements - group 18 elements Occurrence and uses of noble gases
Structures of fluorides and oxides of xenon
D and F - block elements Transition elements
General introduction
Electronic configuration
Occurrence and characteristics
General trends in properties of the first row transition elements
Physical properties
Ionization enthalpy
Oxidation states
Atomic radii
Colour and catalytic behaviour
Magnetic properties
Complex formation
Interstitial compounds
Alloy formation
Preparation, properties and uses of K, Cr, O, and KMnO4
Inner Transition Elements
Electronic configuration of lanthanoids
Actinoids-oxidation states and lanthanoid contraction
Electronic configuration and oxidation states of actinoids
Co-ordinations compound Introduction to co-ordination compounds
Werner's theory
Co-ordination number
IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear co-ordination compounds
Isomerism - Structural and stereoisomerism
Valence bond approach and basic ideas of crystal field theory
Colour and magnetic properties
Importance of co-ordination compounds
Environmental chemistry Environmental pollution
Atmospheric, water and soil
Atmospheric pollution
Tropospheric and stratospheric
Tropospheric pollutants - Gaseous pollutants
Oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur, hydrocarbons and their sources
Harmful effects and prevention
Greenhouse effect and global warming
Acid rain
Particulate pollutants-smoke, dust, smog. fumes, mist and their sources,harmful effects and prevention
Stratospheric pollution
Formation and breakdown of ozone
Depletion or ozone layer and its mechanism and effects
Water pollution
Major pollutants such as pathogens, organic wastes and chemical pollutants and their harmful effects and prevention
Soil pollution
Major pollutants such as pesticides their harmful effects and prevention
Strategies to control environmental pollution
Purification and characteristics of organic compounds Purification
Differential extract ion and chromatography
Principles and their applications
Qualitative analysis
Detection of nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus and halogens
Quantitative analysis
Estimation of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, halogens, sulphur and phosphorus
Calculations or empirical formulae and molecular formulae
Numerical problems in organic quantitative analysis
Some basic principles of organic chemistry Tetra valency of carbon
Shapes of simple molecules
Hybridization of S and P
Classification of organic compounds based on functional groups and those containing halogens, oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur
Homologous series
Isomerism - Structural and stereoisomerism
Nomenclature of trivial and IUPAC
Covalent bond fission
Homolytic and heterolytic
Free radicals
Carbocations and carbanions
Stability of carbocations and free radicals, electrophiles and nucleophiles
Electronic displacement in a covalent bond
Inductive effect
Electrometric effect
Resonance and hyper conjugation
Common types of organic reactions
Substitution, addition, elimination and rearrangement
Hydrocarbons Classification
Isomerism - Structural and stereoisomerism
IUPAC nomenclature
General methods of preparation, properties and reactions
Sawhorse and Newman projections
Mechanism of halogenation of alkanes
Geometrical isomerism
Mechanism of electrophilic addition
Addition of hydrogen, halogens, water, hydrogen halides
Ozonolysis and polymerization
Acidic character
Addition of hydrogen, halogens, water and hydrogen halides
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Structure and aromaticity
Mechanism of electrophilic substitution
Friedel-Craft's alkylation and acylation
Directive influence of functional group in mono-substituted benzene
Organic compounds containing halogens General methods of preparation, properties and reactions
Nature of C-X bond
Mechanisms of substitution reactions
Uses: Environmental effects of chloroform
Iodoform freons and DDT
Organic compounds containing oxygen General Methods of Preparation, Properties, Reactions and Uses
Alcohols Phenols and Esther
Identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols
Mechanism of dehydration
Acidic nature
Electrophilic substitution reactions, halogenation, nitration, sulphonation, Friedel-Crafts alkylation and acylation
Halogenation, nitration and sulphonation
Reimer-Tiemann reaction
Aldehyde and ketones
Nature of carbonyl group
Nucleophilic addition to >C=O group
Relative reactivities of aldehydes and ketones
Important reactions such as nucleophilic addition reactions
Grignard reagent
Acidity of α-hydrogen
Aldol condensation
Cannizzaro reaction
Haloform reaction
Chemical tests to distinguish between aldehydes and ketones
Carboxylic acids: formation of esters, acid chlorides and amides, ester hydrolysis
Acidic strength and factors affecting it
Organic compounds containing nitrogen General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses.
Amines:Nomenclature,classification,structure,basic character and identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines and their basic character
Diazonium salts
Importance in synthetic organic chemistry
Polymers General introduction and classification of polymers
General methods of polymerization, addition and condensation
Natural and synthetic rubber and vulcanization
Some important polymers with emphasis on their monomers and uses
Polythene, nylon, polyester and Bakelite
Biomolecules General introduction and importance or biomolecules
Classification of carbohydrates
Aldoses and ketoses
Monosaccharides and constituent monosaccharides of oligosaccharides
Elementary Idea of α-amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides
Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure of proteins
Denaturation of proteins and enzymes
Classification and functions of vitamins
Nucleic acid
Chemical constitution of DNA and RNA
Biological functions of nucleic acids
Chemistry in everyday life Chemicals in medicines-Analgesies,tranquilizers,antiseptics,disinfectants,antimicrobials,antifertility drugs,antibiotics,antacids,antihistamins-their meaning and common examples
Chemicals in food-Preservatives,artificial sweatening agents-common examples, Cleansing agents - -Soaps and detergents,cleansing action
Principles related to practical chemistry Detection of extra elements in organic compounds
Detection of the functional groups
Alcoholic and phenolic
Aldehyde and ketone
Carboxyl and amino groups in organic compound
Chemistry involved in the preparation or the following: Inorganic compounds: Mohr's salt,potash alum; Organic compounds:Acetanilide,P nitroacetanilide,aniline yellow,iodoform
Chemistry involved in the titrimetric exercise
Acids, bases and the use of indicators
Oxalic-acid vs mohr's salt vs KMnO4
Chemical principles involved in the qualitative salt analysis
Chemical principles involved in the experiments
Enthalpy of solution of CuSO4
Enthalpy or neutralization of strong acid and strong base
Preparation of lyophilic and lyophobic sols
Kinetic study or reaction of iodide with hydrogen peroxide at room temperature

JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus

Awareness of person, place, building and materials Objects
Texture related to architecture and build-environment
Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings
Visualising different sides or 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 or geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil
Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union
Subtraction, rotation and development or surfaces and volumes
Generation of plan
Elevations and 3D 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,gardens,trees,plants etc.) and rural life

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. Some of the preparation tips suggested by experts and toppers are

  • Use the syllabus and study all topics thoroughly
  • Understand and know the exam pattern well
  • Prepare a study plan and adhere to it well
  • Check and refer important books and topics recommended by experts and toppers
  • Prepare short notes while studying to use as reference at the last minute
  • Practice well by solving previous year sample papers
  • Revise and analyze after each test
  • Attempt JEE Main 2020 mock test to feel actual exam environment
  • Revise regularly to avoid missing or forgetting any topic
  • Go for small breaks to avoid monotony and tiredness
  • Stay positive and be confident; avoid comparisons with others
  • Keep healthy and fit

Important Topics to keep in mind during JEE Main preparation

Chapters in Physics with weightage 

Topics% of questions asked
Gravitation 2
Work Energy and Power 3
Rotational Motion 3
Kinetic theory of Gases 3
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating currents 3
Experimental skills 3
Kinematics 3
Laws of motion 3
Oscillations and Waves 3
Atoms And Nuclei 3
Physics and Measurement 4
Properties of Solids and Liquids 5
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism  5
Electromagnetic Waves 5
Communication Systems 5
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation 6
Current Electricity 8
Optics 10
Electronic devices 14

Chapters in Mathematics with weightage  

Topics% of questions asked
Binomial theorem and its simple applications 2
Differential equations 3
Mathematical Induction 3
Mathematical reasoning 3
Permutations and combinations 4
Trigonometry 4
Sequence and series 5
Sets, Relations and Functions 5
Vector Algebra 5
Three Dimensional Geometry 6
Complex numbers and quadratic equations 7
Matrices and Determinants 7
Statistics and Probability 8
Integral Calculus 9
Limit , continuity and differentiability 10
Co-ordinate geometry15

Chapters in Chemistry with weightage 


Topics% of questions asked
Some basic concepts in chemistry 5
States of matter 3
Atomic Structure 3
Solutions 5
Chemical Thermodynamics 4
Equilibrium 6
Redox Reaction and Electrochemistry 4
Chemical kinetics 3
Surface Chemistry 1
General Principle and process of Isolation of metals 2
Classification of Elements and Periodic table 3
Hydrogen 3
p- Block Elements5
S - Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals) 1
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure 5
d - and f - BLOCK ELEMENTS 4
Co-ordination Compounds 4
Environmental Chemistry 3
Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds 3
Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry 3


Organic Compounds containing Halogens 2
Organic Compounds containing Oxygen 6
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen 1
Polymers 3
Biomolecules 3
Chemistry in Everyday Life 4
Principles Related to Practical Chemistry 3

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 

  • Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee
  • Organic Chemistry by O P Tandon
  • Concept of Physical Chemistry by P Bahadur
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee
  • Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd

JEE Main - Best Books for Maths

  • Objective Mathematics by R D Sharma
  • Plane Trigonometry by S L Loney
  • The Elements Of Coordinate Geometry by S L Loney
  • Algebra by Dr S K Goyal Arihant Publications
  • Play with Graphs by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)
  • Differential Calculus by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)
  • Integral Calculus by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)
  • Complete mathematics for JEE Main TMH

Best Books for JEE Main Maths

  • Concepts of physics (Vol. 1 and 2) by H.C Verma
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker
  • Understanding Physics by D C Pandey (Arihant Publications)
  • Problems in General Physics by I.E Irodov
  • Understanding physics by Freedman and Young
  • Problems in physics by SS Krotov
  • Problems and solution of physics by Shashi Bhushan Tiwari

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.

Name of TopperInterview link

Dhruv Arora 

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Jayesh Singla 

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Konda Renu

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Sambit Behera - 

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Ankit Kumar Misra- 

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Bojja Chetan Reddy

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Samiksha Das

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JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

JEE Main Paper 1 Exam Pattern

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)

Mode of Examination
Computer-Based Test
Examination Duration
3 hours
No of shifts
Paper-2 will also be held in two shifts per day
(9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical questions
Difficulty levels of questions
Class 11 and Class 12
English/ Hindi.
Gujarati allowed for students from Gujarat, Damn & Diu only
Subject wise distribution of Questions, Total Number of Questions and Marks

SubjectNo of Questions Marks
Part 1 - Mathematics 20 MCQs +5 NQs
Part 2 - Physics20 MCQs +5 NQs
Part 3 - Chemistry20 MCQs +5 NQs
300 (Tentative)
Marking Scheme   Correct Answer  Four mark (+4) 
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerMinus one mark (-1) 
Unanswered  No mark (0)

* MCQs- Multiple Choice Questions
*NQs - Numerical Questions

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern

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

Mode of examComputer based
Duration of exam3 hours
LanguageEnglish/ Hindi. Gujarati allowed for students from Gujarat, Damn & Diu only
Number of shiftsPaper-2 will also be held in two shifts per day
(9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
Type of QuestionsMultiple choice questions (MCQs) and Numerical Questions ( only for Maths)
Subject wise distribution of Questions, Total Number of Questions and MarksSubject No of Questions Marks
Part 1 - Mathematics 20 MCQs + 5 Numerical
Part 2 - Aptitude50 MCQs
Part 3 - Drawing2100
Total (tentative)
Marking Scheme for MCQs Mathematics-Part I                         Aptitude Test-Part II  Correct Answer  Four mark (+4) 
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerMinus one mark (-1) 
Unanswered  No mark (0)
Drawing Test –Part IIITwo questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks
Difficulty levels of questionsMaths and Aptitude - Class 11 and Class 12  standard

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern (Paper 2) for B.Plan



Exam Mode

Computer-based test (CBT)

Exam Duration

3 hours


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.

Marking Scheme

4 marks for a correct answer

-1 for an incorrect answer

Maximum Marks


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 of JEE Main 2020 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. 

JEE Main Question Papers of Past Years

It is important to check all JEE Main question papers from the past years. This will allow students to gauge the important topics, understand how the exam will be like, improve their time management skills as well as increase their speed of answering on the JEE Main exam day.

Question Papers of JEE Main January 2019



Question Papers

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January 8, 2019 (Paper 2)

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January 9, 2019 (Paper 1)

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January 10, 2019 (Paper 1)

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January 11, 2019 (Paper 1)

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January 12, 2019 (Paper 1)

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JEE Main Question Papers- April 2019



Question Papers

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April 7, 2019 (Paper 2)

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April 8, 2019 (Paper 1)

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April 9, 2019 (Paper 1)

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April 10, 2019 (Paper 1)

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April 12, 2019 (Paper 1)

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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                    .

Answer: 90 

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 + 1H22He4 + 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 

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NTA has released the admit card of JEE Main January 2020 in online mode on December 6. Candidates who have applied for JEE Main can download the admit card for the January exam while it can be downloaded from March 16 for the April session. Candidates 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:

  • Using their Application Number and Password
  • Using their  Application Number and Date of Birth

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?

  • A valid photo id proof (College/ School ID Card, Driving License, Passport) to the exam centre.
  • A passport size photograph (same as in application form)
  • PwD certificate if applicable

Details mentioned in JEE Main 2020 admit card

  • Name of Candidate
  • Father's Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Category
  • State of Eligibility
  • Roll Number
  • Paper for which appearing
  • Application Number
  • Exam Centre Name
  • Exam Centre Address
  • Date of Exam
  • Timing of Exam (Shift)
  • Photograph of Candidate
  • Signature of Candidate
  • Candidate's parent signature

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 jeemain-nta@nic.in giving their application number and also the confirmation page.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chittoor
Assam Dibrugarh
Bihar Bhagalpur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bhilai
Daman and Diu Daman
Delhi Delhi
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Haryana Ambala
Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Jammu and Kashmir Baramulla
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Bokaro Steel City
Karnataka Bellary
Kerala Alappuzha
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Maharashtra Ahmednagar
Navi Mumbai
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Dimapur
Odisha Balasore
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Fatehgarh Sahib
Rajasthan Ajmer
Sri Ganganagar
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Greater Noida
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Asansol
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Lakshadweep Kavaratti

Documents Required at Exam

  • JEE Main admit card
  • A valid photo ID (passport, college/school ID card, driving license)
  • One passport size photograph
  • PwD category candidates will have to carry a copy of the PwD certificate in the prescribed format.

NTA will release the JEE Main 2020 answer key for Paper 1 after January 9 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. 

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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. While the JEE Main 2020 exam analysis will be available from January 6, candidates can check the exam analysis of JEE Main 2019.

JEE Main  Exam Analysis by Coaching Institutes

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Afternoon Shift Analysis of JEE Main Paper 1 (April 12, 2019)

  • Students in this shift felt that Physics was the most difficult, Chemistry easiest and Mathematics moderate with a mixture of various topics

JEE Main Paper 1 Forenoon Shift Analysis (April 12, 2019)

  • This session was felt to be moderate with Chemistry questions from NCERT books. Mathematics was deemed as lengthy and Physics of moderate difficulty

Afternoon Shift Analysis of JEE Main Paper 1 (April 10, 2019)

  • Students here found Physics section of average difficulty, Mathematics the toughest and Chemistry the easiest. Most felt that the paper was a bit above the NCERT levels.

JEE Main Paper 1 Forenoon Shift Analysis (April 10, 2019)

  • The paper was found to be moderate where Physics was the hardest section, Mathematics moderate to easy and Chemistry easiest. The topics were balanced equally.

Afternoon Shift Analysis of JEE Main Paper 1 (April 9, 2019)

  • Mathematics ranged from moderate to difficult, Physics was lengthy and difficult while Chemistry was easiest.

Forenoon Shift Analysis of JEE Main Paper 1 (April 9, 2019)

  • Physics was the most difficult and Chemistry the easiest. Most questions were from 11th standard syllabus. Mathematics was of moderate levels

JEE Main Paper 1 Afternoon Shift Analysis (April 8, 2019)

  • Chemistry was easy while Mathematics was of moderate difficulty. Physics was comparatively difficult with questions from Mechanics, Modern Physics and more for the Physics section.

Forenoon Shift Analysis of JEE Main Paper 1 (April 8, 2019)

  • Mathematics was easy to moderate while Physics was the toughest. Chemistry was easy with some fact based questions directly from NCERT.

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

  • Roll number

  • 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:

  • NTA score in Mathematics
  • NTA score in Physics
  • NTA score in Chemistry
  • Candidates older in Age
  • If the resolution is not possible after this criterion, candidates will be given same rank

For JEE  Main 2020 Paper 2 - Tie between candidates obtaining equal total NTA scores in Paper 2 will be resolved as follows

  • NTA score obtained in Mathematics
  • NTA score obtained in Aptitude Test
  • NTA score obtained in Drawing Test
  • Candidates olderi n age
  • If the resolution is not possible after this criterion, candidates will be given same rank

JEE Main Statistics 2019

Number of candidate registered (Paper 1)
Number of candidate appeared (Paper 1)8,74,4698,81,096
Number of candidate registered (Paper 2)
1, 80,052
Number of candidate appeared (Paper 2)
1, 44,032

JEE Main 2019 Statistics ( for both January and April)

Number of candidate registered (Paper 1)
Number of candidate appeared  (Paper 1)
Number of candidate registered (Paper 2)
Number of candidate registered (Paper 2)

JEE Main Gender and Category wise statistics for 2019

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JEE Main 2019 Paper 1 Toppers with 100 NTA Score


Application Number

Candidate Name

State Code of Eligibility



Shubhan Srivastava




Kevin Martin




Dhruv Arora

Madhya Pradesh



Jayesh Singla




Battepati Karthikeya




Nishant Abhangi




Adelly Sai Kiran




Vishwanth K




Konda Renu

Andhra Pradesh



Abhay Pratap Singh Rathore

Madhya Pradesh



Sambit Behera




Shubhankar Gambhir




Ankit Kumar Misra




Himanshu Gaurav Singh

Uttar Pradesh



Prakhar Jagwani

Madhya Pradesh



Dravya Marwaha




Naman Gupta

Uttar Pradesh



Gupta Kartikey Chandresh




Yindukuri Jayanth Phani Sai




Samiksha Das




Bojja Chetan Reddy

Andhra Pradesh



Gudipaty Aniket




Jitender Kumar Yadav




Raj Aryan Agrawal


JEE Main Paper 2 Toppers with 100 NTA Score

Application Number

Name of Student

NTA Score


Gollapudi N Lakshman Narayana

Andhra Pradesh


Gudla Raghunandan Reddy

Andhra Pradesh

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, check the table below.

Cutoff Trends of JEE Main                                                                                                                                                    



201920182017        2016        201520142013        
1        OBC-NCL74.3166557
4549        70        70        74        70        
2        SC54.0128155
29        32        52        50        53        50        


89.75488497481        100        105        115        113        
4        ST        44.3345172
24        27        48         44        47        45        

Mode of Counselling: Online

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:

  • There is no registration or application fee for JEE Main counselling held through JoSAA. 
  • Registration is one time during counselling. This is valid for all rounds of the counselling.
  • Candidates must enter their options for courses and colleges.
  • Seat allotment of JEE Main will be on the basis of the options filled by the candidate, merit rank and seat availability
  • Thereafter for every round after the allotment, candidates who are allotted seats must download the provisional seat allotment letter, pay the part seat acceptance fee and report to the nearest reporting centre as specified for verification of documents.
  • Next they must take indicate their wishes with regard to the seat allotted:
    Freeze option if they wish to keep the seat and not participate further
    Float option if they wish to upgrade in the next rounds
    Slide if they like the institute but wish to upgrade to a better branch within the same institute
  • Withdraw if they wish to participate no further in the counselling process.

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.

Seat Matrix for JEE Main (as per 2019 statistics)


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Total including Female Quota





Total Intake





Female Supernumerary





Fee Structure of Institutes participating in JEE Main

Institute Type
Fee Structure
National Institutes of Technology
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Indian Institutes of Information Technology
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Government Funded Technical Institutes
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Documents Required at Counselling

  • Provisional JoSAA seat allotment letter
  • JEE Main admit card
  • 3 passport size photographs (the same as uploaded during registration)
  • Photo identity card
  • Date of birth proof
  • Class XII mark sheet
  • JEE Main score card
  • Category certificate (if applicable)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: Who is the conducting body of JEE Main 2020?


National Testing Agency (NTA) will be responsible for JEE Main 2020. 

Question: What is the JEE Main qualifying mark?


There is no prescribed qualifying mark for JEE Main. All of the candidates will be allotted a rank. However, only a certain number of candidates will be termed eligible to appear for JEE Advanced examination.

Question: Is 12th standard marks important for JEE Main?


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.

Question: Are diploma holders eligible for JEE Main?


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. 

Question: What is State of Eligibility?


The state where the candidates have completed their 10+2 (or equivalent) qualifying examination will be their state of eligibility. 

Question: How many times can a candidate appear for JEE Main?


A candidate will be eligible to appear for JEE Main for three consecutive years. Since JEE Main is now being conducted twice a year, the candidates will be eligible for total six attempts.

Question: Can I appear for improvement in one subject in 12th standard and apply for 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. 

Question: Will the admit card of JEE Main be available only in online mode? Will I receive it through email?


NTA will be releasing the admit card of JEE Main only in online mode. It will not be sent through email, post or any other mode.

Question: What are numerical questions ?


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.

Question: What are the changes in Paper 2 of JEE Main?


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.

Question: How will the ranking be calculated for those candidates who will take both attempts of JEE Main?


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.

Question: How will the allotment of seats through JEE Main be done?


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.

Questions related to JEE Main

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is it possible to score 200+in jee with in one month

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 8th Dec, 2019

JEE is one of the toughest exams and is second to none. There is no one who can say this that jee was cake walk for them.Aspirants put hours and months and even 2-3 years to get a good score in JEE.And i don't want to keep in delusion so i can assure yiu that there is no way in which you can score 200 in JEE with one month of preparation.
Dealing with such a demanding exam requires a strategy, a routine and focus then only you can get a good score in jee.

I am providing you a link, if you want to prepare for jee online by courses designed by top faculties then do checkout it.


I hope this helps


hi, can we still fill up the application form for IIT entrance 2020

PRAKHAR SINGH 8th Dec, 2019


YES, you still got a chance to apply for jee mains 2020.

JEE Main 2020 Application Form – NTA will open JEE Main 2020 registration for April attempt on February 7, 2020. The application form submission for January attempt is over. Candidates can apply from jeemain.nta.nic.in before the last date. To fill application form of JEE Main 2020, the candidates need to register online, fill details, upload images, and pay application fee. The fee for the same is Rs 650 for unreserved, and Rs 325 for SC, ST, PwD, female, transgender.

JEE Main is a national level examination conducted twice in January and April. The JEE Main 2020 April Application Form can be submitted as per schedule below.

JEE Main 2020 January Dates April Dates
Application Form available from 03 Sep 2019 07 Feb 2020
Last date to submit applications 10 Oct 2019 07 Mar 2020
Last date to pay application fees 11 Oct 2019 1st week of Mar 2020
Form correction dates 14 – 20 Oct 2019 2nd week of Mar 2020
Form for J&K candidates available again 04 to 08 Nov 2019
JEE Main 2020 exam date 06 to 11 Jan 2020 03 to 09 Apr 2020



What minimum mark I should score to get 99+ percentile in jee main?????

Abinash Panigrahi 8th Dec, 2019

Hello Minati ;

For starters believing in yourself during the exam is the most important criteria that you need to setup for yourself.

I understand your concern but this is a common thought in a JEE main preparing candidate; thinking how much should he score to get a better rank. A mark that he should Target on achieving.

But I'd suggest you to believe in your preparation first. You can always score good marks in JEE main if you know how to manage time and have studied completely without ignoring any chapters.

Speaking about marks to score to get more than 99+ Percentile ; it might vary from shift to shift. And the toughness of paper might vary also from last year. But assuming the toughness of papers from last year I'd like to suggest how much to score out of 300.

Starting from this year NTA is conducting JEE mains in a total of 300 marks. You can always score good marks without consuming any time in chemistry. So, it's very important not just to do good but to do it faster while doing chemistry paper. Getting 80+ in chemistry will be preferable.

Speaking of maths it'll consume time but you can score 70+ here also if you do good. For physics the answer is same as that for mathematics. In one shift math paper might be lengthy while in another physics will be lengthy. So, considering that you have to score 140+ in both of these papers.

As a total getting 220+ surely can get you a rank under 10,000.

Hope my answer helps you in your preparation!


when we can apply for next jee main examination

Prashant Singh 8th Dec, 2019

Hey, next JEE main is in the month of April so you can apply for the next JEE main examination when NTA will open the online registration from February 7 to March 7, 2020.


Sample paper for JEE exam 2020

Malini S N 8th Dec, 2019


To get the previous year question papers and other sample papers with the answer key and solution,visit the below given website.Both the forenoon and afternoon session papers are provided in the website.Sample papers for numerical questions are also available which is included in the exam pattern by NTA.


All the best!!

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