JEE Main 2020  will be conducted by NTA. It is a test for admissions to the National Institute of Technology (NITs), Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and other Centrally Funded Techincal Institutes (CFTIs). It is also a screening test for JEE Advanced Exam which is compulsory for the students who aspire to study in the Indian Insitute of Technology (IITs). Previously this exam conducted by CBSE in an offline manner. Some significant changes have been introduced with the coming of NTA. The exam will be conducted twice in a year and in online mode. Those who wish to appear for this exam will have to first check the eligibility criteria for the exam. It is important otherwise the application will be rejected. Application Form will be filled in an online manner for JEE Main 2020. It should be filled before the deadline. The JEE Main 2020 Admit Card will be released for those candidates only who filled the application form on time. It is an important document for the students. The exam will be conducted in an online mode. The result will be declared after the exam has been conducted. Check this page to know all the details about JEE Main 2020 and about NTA, the conducting body for the exam.

JEE Main 2020

NTA will conduct the JEE Main 2020. The students who are preparing for this exam must know all the changes which will be introduced by NTA. Check this page about JEE Main 2020 to know all the details of this exam, some extra preparation tips, what books to read from and other important exams.

JEE Main 2020 Dates January Exam
Application Form available from 02nd week of Sep 2019
Dates of Examination 02nd week of Jan 2020
Declaration of Result 1st week of Feb 2020
JEE Main 2020 Dates April Exam
Application Form available from 2nd week of Feb 2020
Dates of Examination 02nd week of Apr 2020
Declaration of Result 1st week of May 2020

What is NTA?

We told you that NTA will conduct the JEE Main 2020. You must be having this question,” What is NTA?”. We are here to answer your query. NTA is National Testing Agency. It shall conduct the JEE Main 2020. It is also responsible for other competitive exams such as NEET, UGC NET, CMAT and GPAT.

Previously, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted these exams particularly JEE Main, NEET and UGC NET. But in 2018, NTA was made to reduce the stress on CBSE of conducting these exams and hence from 2019, NTA is responsible for conducting these exams. JEE Main 2020 will also be conducted by this body only. JEE Main will be conducted in January 2020 and April 2020.

What are the changes by NTA?

Now that the students know what is NTA, they must be curious to know what changes can they expect from the introduction of this body. NTA will introduce some changes in the way JEE Main is conducted which are :

  1. The exam shall be conducted twice in a year. Aspirants can appear for both the chances.
  2. This exam will be conducted in an online mode.

The best of the two scores will be used for the admission purpose. Apart from this, there will not be any other significant changes in the exam. The syllabus and the exam pattern will be same as per the information from NTA.

Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2020

Now that the students know who shall conduct the JEE Main 2020 Exam, what are the likely changes in the exam pattern, the students now must know some preparation tips for this exam since it is important for those who wish to study in the best engineering colleges. If that is your dream, check some useful preparation tips for JEE Main 2020 which the aspirants must incorporate:

  • Practice and Practice! This is the sole thing which you need to include in your preparation journey. Also, it should not be the case, that you are practising only from the strong topics of yours. The practice should cover all the weak areas and strong areas both.
  • Analysing your weaker areas is important which the students are supposed to follow religiously.  Giving mocks is a good way to predict what are your weak areas and how you need to tackle those. After giving the test, a deep analysis should be done.
  • Have the good set of books with you. This should be done by all the students. Good books will help you clear all your doubts and make all the weak areas strong conceptually.
  • Maintaining  Heath is another important thing which the students must remember. If they would not be mentally strong and healthy, then they cannot be well both with mind and body and thus will fail to perform well in the exam. Hence the candidate must have a proper diet and sound sleep.

Important Books for JEE Main 2020

In the preceding passages, we told you how important is it to have the good set of books with them. It is so because without the books the students will be unable to have a strong and clear concept for any topic which is essential to clear an exam of such high competition as JEE Main 2020. Take a look at some important books which are necessary for JEE Main 2020 Preparation:

Name of the Book Link to Buy
17 Years JEE Main Topic-wise Solved Papers (2002-18 Click Here to Buy
Master Resource Book in Mathematics for JEE Main Click Here to Buy
16 Years’ Solved Papers JEE Main 2019 Click Here to Buy
15 Years’ Solved Papers JEE Main Click Here to Buy
Master Resource Book in Mathematics for JEE Main Click Here to Buy
40 Years’ Chapterwise Topicwise Solved Papers (2018-1979) IIT JEE Physics Click Here to Buy

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

JEE Main till 2018 was used to be conducted in two modes: 1) Pen and Paper Based 2) Online Computer Based Test(CBT). But from 2019 onwards, the students will have to attempt the paper in an online mode only. This is due to the introduction of NTA. Other things are likely to remain the same. Check the expected exam pattern for JEE Main 2020.

  • Mode of EXamination: Computer Based Test(CBT)
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
  • Number of Attempts: 2
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Total Number of Questions: 90
  • Language of the Paper: English

JEE Main 2020 Marking Scheme

We have told you the exam pattern for JEE Main 2020. The students must also know the marking scheme of the examination also. It is an important thing which they should know. It will be helpful during the preparation phase when they will be giving various mocks. Check the marking scheme for JEE Main 2020.

  • Marks for Correct Answer: 4 marks
  • Marks for the Wrong Answer: 1 mark
  • Total Marks: 360

They must use this marking scheme during the time when the answer key is released by the NTA. The students with this can calculate the expected marks in the JEE Main 2020 Exam.

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

JEE Main 2020 is an important exam for the students who wish to take admissions to the prestigious engineering colleges across India. Hence to clear this exam, it is important that the student should have the syllabus for the exam with them. It will help them in preparation of JEE Main 2020 in a more effective manner. Check the expected syllabus for JEE Main 2020.

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The students planning to appear for JEE Main 2020 must know about the eligibility criteria for the exam. It is a crucial thing which the students must check before moving to the application form filling section. The application form will be rejected if the students do not check the criteria and simply apply for the exam. There are different factors for the eligibility criteria which the students have to check. Take a look:

  • Date of Birth: The candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1993 shall be eligible. A relaxation in age shall be provided for students of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates. All the students from the mentioned categories will be provided with a relaxation of upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years.
  • Year of Examination in Qualifying Examination: Those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 or 2019; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2019 are eligible to appear in JEE(Main)- 2020.
  • Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination (QE): Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) 2020. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main) 2020.

JEE Main 2020 Number of Attempts

The students who are preparing for JEE Main 2020 must know that there is a limit on the number of attempts for appearing for this exam. They can appear for the exam a total of 3 times. After the 3 attempts, the students will become ineligible to appear for the exam. The appearing candidates should take a note of this thing. It is an important information for them.

JEE Main 2020 Application Form

The next step after checking the eligibility criteria is to fill the JEE Main 2020 Application Form. The application form will be filled in online mode only. No offline forms shall be accepted. For the application purpose, the student needs to have Aadhar Card as well. It is an important thing which the candidates must have definitely with them. In case, the student does not have the card, they should apply for the same.

Also, in case they have applied but not received the Aadhar Card, they should enter the 14 Digit Aadhar Enrolment Id including slash from the slip which shall be given to the candidate at the time of applying. Without having the Aadhar Card, the student shall not be able to fill the JEE Main 2020 Application Form. An important information is there for the students who are from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya. The students from these areas shall enter the details from any one of the valid Ids:

  • Passport number
  • Ration card number
  • Bank account number
  • Any other valid Govt. identity number.

In the application form, the students have to give some details like the name, date of birth, marks in the qualifying examination, the name of the parents etc. In addition to these, the students have to upload their image, signature and the father/guardian’s signature. Apart from this, they also have to choose the test city as well from where they shall give the test. After the procedure has been completed, the student shall move to the payment section where they will have to pay the application fee.

JEE Main 2020 Application Fee

The students who are filling the application form for JEE Main 2020 must know that they have to pay an application fee as well. Without paying the application fee, the student will be ineligible to appear for the further processes. The fee can be paid through any of the following methods:

  1. Credit Card
  2. Debit Card
  3. E-Challan

The application fee once paid will not be refunded in any manner. It should be noted that the payment shall not be accepted by any other means like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. The aspirants should ensure that the status of the payment is successful otherwise the application will be rejected and the students shall not be eligible for further processes. Candidates can have a look at the JEE Main 2018 Application Fee for online manner. The fees for JEE Main 2020 shall be released by NTA.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Category Fee
Examination Center Opted in India
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) orJEE (Main)Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning) only General/OBC
  • Boys- Rs 500
  • Girls- Rs 250
SC/ST/PWD
  • Boys- Rs 250
  • Girls- Rs 250
Both JEE (Main) Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.) and JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./ B.Planning) General/OBC
  • Boys-Rs 1300
  • Girls-Rs 650
SC/ST/PWD
  • Boys-Rs 650
  • Girls-Rs 650
Examination Center Opted in Foreign Country
JEE(Main)Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.)or JEE(Main)Paper-2 (B.Arch./B. Planning) only General/OBC
  • Boys- Rs 2500
  • Girls- Rs 1250
SC/ST/PWD
  • Boys-Rs 1250
  • Girls-Rs 1250
Both JEE (Main) Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.) and JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./ B.Planning) General/OBC
  • Boys- Rs 3800
  • Girls-Rs 1900
SC/ST/PWD
  • Boys-Rs 1900
  • Girls-Rs 1900

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

The students who are planning to appear for JEE Main 2020 must be knowing that the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card is an important document which the appearing students must have with them along with an identity card and other important information about it. Only those students will get the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card who filled the application form on time. It will be released by NTA. It will contain details such as :

  • Name
  • Paper
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Test Centre Name
  • City
  • State Code of Eligibility
  • Category. It may include some other details as well. The candidates are advised to check for all the information present on it. In case, there is some error, it should be reported to the JEE Main Secretariat/CBSE for all the corrections.

The students have to produce the admit card at the exam hall where it will be asked for verification purpose. PWD candidates should have the necessary PWD certificate with them. In case, the student does not produce the admit card and other required documents as asked, they will not be allowed to enter the exam hall and give the exam. Hence they should not forget to bring the admit card with them.

JEE Main 2020 Examination Cities

The following cities will be set as the examination cities for the students who shall appear for JEE Main 2020 Exam. Aspirants can have a look at all the cities below as they will have to choose the exam city during the application process only. :

  1. ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR
  2. ANDHRA PRADESH
  3. ARUNACHAL PRADESH
  4. ASSAM
  5. BIHAR
  6. CHANDIGARH
  7. CHHATTISGARH
  8. DADRA NAGAR HAVELI
  9. DAMAN & DIU
  10. DELHI
  11. GOA
  12. GUJARAT
  13. HARYANA
  14. HIMACHAL PRADESH
  15. JAMMU AND KASHMIR
  16. JHARKHAND
  17. KARNATAKA
  18. KERALA
  19. LAKSHADWEEP
  20. MADHYA PRADESH
  21. MAHARASHTRA
  22. MANIPUR
  23. MEGHALAYA
  24. MIZORAM
  25. NAGALAND
  26. ODISHA
  27. PUDUCHERRY
  28. PUNJAB
  29. RAJASTHAN
  30. SIKKIM
  31. TAMIL NADU
  32. TELANGANA
  33. TRIPURA
  34. UTTAR PRADESH
  35. UTTARAKHAND
  36. WEST BENGAL

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

JEE Main Answer Key, till now was released by CBSE. Now, NTA shall release the answer key for the online computer based exam. It shall be uploaded on the official website of NTA only. The students who are not satisfied with the answers can challenge it. To do so, they will have to raise the challenge on the official website. The payment for the exam can be done in both the online and offline manner. Candidates have to ensure that they make the payments before the deadline. After the deadline, no requests for the challenge will be answered by the student. The final answer key for JEE Main 2020 shall be released after all the challenges have been accepted by the students.

JEE Main 2020 Result

The result of JEE Main 2020 will be declared after the challenges have been accepted by the students and the final answer key has been released. It shall be released on the official website of the NTA since it shall be the conducting body. The result will contain the score and rank of the candidate which they have secured in the Paper 1 of JEE Main 2020 Exam.

It will also contain the information that whether the candidate is eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced 2020 Exam or not. Rank will contain The rank shall contain All India rank and All India category rank. For the admission purpose, All India Rank (AIR) shall be used. One important thing which the candidates must definitely keep in mind is that the rank card will not be dispatched to the candidates.

JEE Main 2020 Tie Breaking Criteria

It might be possible that the two students score the same marks in the JEE Main 2020 Exam. In such a scenario, the tie will be decided as per the following criteria:

  1. The candidate obtaining higher marks in the mathematics section will be given a higher ranking as compared to a person scoring lower marks in JEE Main 2020.
  2. If the above criteria is not met, higher marks in Physics in the exam will fetch the candidate higher rank than the other one.
  3. If the above also is not satisfied, the rank will be decided by finding the ratio of positive marks and negative marks. Candidate having higher absolute value of the ratio will be given better rank.
  4. If the resolution is not possible after this criterion, candidates will be given the same rank

JEE Main 2020 Counselling

Through the JEE Main 2020 Score, admissions will be conducted to all the NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). Apart from these, the admissions to the various state engineering colleges might be conducted through the JEE Main 2020 Score as well. The counselling shall be conducted by the JoSaa/CSAB.

In the counselling, the student will have to fill in information as asked like the name, address, choices for the colleges etc. Also, they will have to pay the fee for the registration as given at the time of the payment for the counselling. The eligible students can visit the official website for the counselling to know all the details about the counselling for JEE Main 2020.

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