JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination) is a national level exam conducted twice every year by National Testing Agency (NTA). It offers admission to various undergraduate engineering and architecture courses like BE/BTech,BPlan and BArch courses at the IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) across India.
It comprises of two papers– Paper 1 is for candidates seeking admission to BE/BTech and Paper 2 is for BArch and BPlan. Till 2018, JEE-Main was held both on paper and electronically but from 2019, it is conducted twice a year and only in online mode.
JEE Main 2020 Highlights
- JEE Main 2020 exam will be conducted between January 6 to 11, 2020 and April 3 to 19, 2020.
Last day to submit JEE Main 2020 Application Form has been extended till October 10, 2019 (for January attempt) and March 7, 2020 (for April attempt). The application fee can only be submitted online.
Kashmiri candidates may also register for JEE Main from November 4 to 8, 2019.
JEE Main 2020 eligibility allows any person who has completed class 12th in 2018 or 2019 or appearing in 2020 with 5 subjects. All unreserved candidates require 75 percent aggregate while reserved category candidates require 65 percent. Also, candidates must be in the top 20 percentile of the class 12 result.
Admissions to BE/BTech, BPlan and BArch courses will be done on the basis of JEE Main score.
General – EWS Quota shall be applicable in admissions through JEE Main 2020 score.
Result for JEE Main 2020 shall be out by January 31, 2020 (for January attempt) and April 30, 2020 (for April attempt).
Major changes in JEE Main 2020
Changes in JEE Main application
The primary changes in JEE Main application include increment in application fee for all categories. Also, the payment can only be done in online mode.
As per the new norms, separate papers will be conducted for BArch and BPlan from this year. Candidates can register for three papers – BE/BTech, BArch, and BPlan.
Additionally, the number of centers in India where JEE Main exam is conducted has been reduced from 264 to 233.
Changes in JEE Main exam pattern
Starting from 2020, the number of questions appearing in JEE Main exam will be reduced to 75. Until last year, the exam comprised 90 questions.
Separate question papers will be set for BArch and BPlan exam
Numerical based questions will also be included in the JEE Main examination paper.
JEE Main 2020 Important Dates
JEE Main 2020 schedule is available on its official website. The key dates of the schedule are as follows:
JEE Main 2020 Admit Card Released
The Admit card for JEE MAIN 2020 was released on December 6, 2019 by NTA. Admit card for the April session will be released on March 16, 2020. Registered candidates will be informed about the release of admit card through registered email ID and mobile number, and it can be downloaded from the official website. Also carry one additional identity like PAN card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/Ration Card.
Steps to download JEE Main 2020 Admit Card
Refer the following steps to download JEE Main 2020 admit card:
Visit the official website.
Enter your application number, password, and date of birth.
Once you enter the above details, your admit card will be displayed.
You can choose to download the file or print it directly.
Things to carry to the exam centre for JEE Main 2020 exam
On the day of final examination, candidates need to carry the following documents:
A valid id proof such as College/ School ID Card, Driving License, or Passport
A passport size photograph
PwD certificate (if applicable)
Having troubles in downloading admit card?
In case you face any difficulty in downloading your admit card, you can call the helpline numbers from 10 am – 5 pm. You can also send an email to [email protected] providing complete details of your application number, confirmation page, and the issue you are facing.
JEE MAIN 2020 Application Form
Candidates can start applying for the January session from 3rd September 2019. For April Session, candidates can apply from 7th February 2020.
Step 1: Visit the official website at jeemain.nic.in or jeemain.nta.nic.in. Click the “Fill online application form” button.
Step 2: After clicking on the above button, the candidates are redirected to a new page, click on “Registration” button.
Step 3: Now the candidate is redirected to another page where you have to read all the given instructions from the Information Bulletin Board. After you are done, click the “I have downloaded Information Bulletin, read and understood all the instructions” checkbox and click “Proceed to Apply Online” button.
Step 4: JEE Main 2020 registration form will open.
Step 5: You will be redirected to the JEE Main 2020 Dashboard. Click “complete the application form” to proceed.
Step 6: On click the candidates are redirected to the Application form. Fill and submit it.
Step 7: Click next and upload images.
JEE Main 2020 Registration
The entire registration process for JEE MAIN 2020 is online. Filling of the form, payment of fee, admit card, form correction, declaration of result, etc will be commenced online
JEE Main 2020 New Exam Pattern
Major changes have been implemented in the pattern of JEE Main examination. The entrance exam is conducted only in online mode at designated centres specified by NTA.
JEE Main 2020 Application Fees
Mode of Payment: Application Fee can be paid through online mode by net banking/debit card/credit card, UPI & PAYTM.
JEE Main 2020 Application fee for various categories as specified by NTA is given below:
JEE Main 2020 Reservation Criteria
JEE Main 2020 Reservation Criteria
NTA has specified strict eligibility guidelines for candidates who wish to appear for JEE Main 2020 examination. Before applying for BTech, BArch, or BPlan exam, you must check its eligibility conditions. The key criteria are as follows:
Qualifying Exam: Applicant must have passed class 12 exam or its equivalent from a recognized board or university.
Year of Qualifying Examination: Candidates who have successfully qualified their Class 12 exam or its equivalent in 2018/2019 can apply for JEE Main 2020. Also, those who will appear for their class 12th exam in 2020 can also apply for both January and April session. Others are not eligible for this examination.
Diploma Holders: Diploma candidates can also apply for admissions (only in IITs).
Qualifying Subjects: Candidates need to take at least 5 subjects to become eligible for this examination.
Qualifying marks: To become eligible for JEE Main 2020, all unreserved candidates require 75 percent aggregate while reserved category candidates require 65 percent. Also, candidates must be in the top 20 percentile of the class 12 result.
Age Criterion: No age limit has been prescribed to apply for JEE Main 2020 exam.
JEE Main 2020 Marking Scheme
In JEE Main 2020 examination, the total score of a candidate will be calculated using the following criteria:
+4 marks for each correct answer,
-1 marks for each wrong answer
0 mark for each unanswered question
JEE Main 2020 Syllabus
Following topics are included in the syllabus for JEE Main 2020 examination Paper 1 and 2:
Books to prepare for JEE Main 2020 Following is a list of books you can refer to prepare for JEE Main examination:
Maths XI & XII – NCERT
Trigonometry (Author: S. L. Loney)
Co-ordinate Geometry (Author: S. L. Loney)
Higher Algebra (Author: Hall & Knight)
Advanced Physics (Author: Nelkon and Parker)
Concepts of Physics Volume 1 and Volume 2 (Author: H.C. Verma)
Feynman Lectures on Physics (Author: Feynman, Leighton and Sands)
Fundamentals of Physics (Author: Halliday, Resnick and Walker)
Objective Questions on Physics- Chapterwise Solved Papers (Author: D.C. Pandey)
Problems in General Physics (Author: IE Irodov)
Problems in Physics (Author: AA Pinsky)
Chemistry – NCERT
Numerical Chemistry (Author: P. Bahadur)
Inorganic Chemistry (Author: J.D. Lee)
Organic Chemistry (Author: Morrison & Boyd)
JEE Main 2020 Mock Test
Candidates can use mock tests available on the official website of NTA for practicing purpose. These tests can be accessed by visiting www.nta.ac.in in online mode. They can also be downloaded for future reference. A total of 18 mock tests are available on the website.
To take advantage of these mock tests, candidates can also register at test practice centres between August 10 to December 29, 2019.
JEE Main 2020 Result
NTA JEE Main 2020 Results shall be declared on 31st January 2020 (January session) and on 30th April 2020 (April session). Applicants will have to enter their date of birth and roll number to access their score card. The final scores will be calculated after implementing the normalization procedure set by NTA. Candidates will be able to view their All-India rank only after the final result declaration on April 30.
JEE Main 2020 Cutoff
JEE Main 2020 cut off will be released by NTA along with the exam results. This cut off score will be the minimum marks to qualify the exam.
JEE Main 2020 Cutoff
ANS. No, the admit card of JEE Main will not be available in offline mode. The conducting authority has released the admit card in online mode only.
ANS. In case of such error in the admit card, candidates must immediately contact the JEE officials for help.
ANS. From this year, JEE Main 2020 will be conducted for three papers – BTech, BArch and BPlan.
ANS: Although class 12th marks will not be used for final JEE Main score calculation, they will be considered during admissions.
ANS. Yes, Diploma holders can apply for JEE Main Paper I. However, they will not be allotted seats based on their JEE Main scores.
ANS: Candidate can apply for a maximum of three consecutive years for JEE Main exam. In total, candidates will be allowed six attempts since this exam is conducted twice a year.
ANS: Yes, candidates must meet the minimum percentage criteria set by the authorities.