JEE Main is one of the largest engineering examinations that is conducted every year in India. JEE Mains is conducted twice a year, once in January and once in April. Lakhs of candidates from across the country apply for this examination so that they can have a shot at studying at one of the prestigious IITs in India. The examination is conducted for courses such as BTech, BArch, and BPlan. Find all the details such as exam dates, syllabus, exam pattern, the application process, and much more on this page.
Latest News on JEE Main 2020
All the latest updates which contain the updates made by the NTA/MHRD concerning the JEE Main 2020 Examination are given below. The details are regularly updated to keep the candidates informed of the most frequent developments with respect to the examination and the examination authority.
- What is the JEE Main 2020 Exam?
- JEE Main 2020 Exam Date
- JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria
- JEE Main 2020 Registration
- JEE Main 2020 Admit Card
- JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres
- JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern
- JEE Main 2020 Syllabus
- JEE Main 2020 Reference books
- JEE Main 2020 Result
- JEE Main 2020 Cutoff
- JEE Main 2020 Counselling
- JEE Main 2020 Courses Offered
- JEE Main Preparation Tips
- JEE Main 2020 Final Answer Key Out Now
- JEE Main Previous Years' Answer Keys
- JEE Main 2020 Helpdesk
What is the JEE Main Exam?
The full form of JEE Main is the Joint Entrance Examination Mains. It is a national level entrance examination conducted by NTA for admission into Engineering (B.E./B.Tech) and Architecture (B.Arch./B.Plan.) courses in the top CFTIs, like the NITs, IIITs, and SFIs, State Engineering Colleges of the participating states and other participating institutions.
National Testing Agency (NTA) has been developed as a premier, autonomous, specialist, and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission in top educational institutions. This exam is conducted twice a year in January and April. The examination will be conducted in two individual papers i.e. Paper-I - Engineering (BE/ B.Tech) Paper-II - Architecture (B.Arch./B.Plan.).
Joint Seat Allocation Authority has the authority to conduct the counselling process for the participating institutes. The following table shows the overview highlights for JEE Main 2020 (April).
|Exam Name||Joint Entrance Examination Main|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Frequency||Twice a Year (January & April)|
|JEE Main Exam Mode||Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) & Offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) only for (Drawing)|
|Question Type||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Drawing|
|JEE Main Exam Duration||3 hours i.e., 180 minutes|
|JEE Main Marking Scheme||+4 mark for the Correct Answers -1 Mark for Wrong Answers|
|Medium/Language||English, Hindi, and Gujarati|
|Helpline Number||7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526|
JEE Main 2020 Exam Date
The various sessions and rounds of the JEE Main 2020 Exam may seem confusing. To understand perfectly, you can find the details of JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates below:
Admit Card: Admit Card for the April session of the JEE Main exam is expected to be released by the NTA online for all the aspirants on August 17, 2020. It is a mandatory document and one has to carry it to the exam hall without fail.
Exam Day: It will be conducted online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) and offline i.e., Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) for drawing on September 1, 2020 to September 6, 2020 from 9 am to 12 noon in the morning shift and from 3 pm to 6 pm in the evening shift.
Results: You can check the results for the JEE Main 2020 April session on the official website which are expected to be released on September 11, 2020.
Given below is a table of the summarised events related to the JEE Main 2020 Exam.
|Important Events/ Schedule||Dates (January Paper)||Dates (April/September Paper)|
|Application Form Start Date||September 3, 2019||February 7, 2020|
|Application Form Last Date||October 10, 2019||May 24, 2020 (Extended)|
|JEE Main 2020 Correction Window Dates||October 14 to October 20, 2019||July 4 to July 20, 2020|
|JEE Main 2020 Admit Card Availability||December 6, 2019||August 17, 2020|
|JEE Main Exam Date 2020||January 6 to January 9, 2020||September 1, 2020 to September 6, 2020|
|JEE Main 2020 Results Announcement||January 17, 2020||September 11, 2020|
JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates aiming to write JEE Main 2020 need to make sure they fit the eligibility requirements put forth by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The basic eligibility requirement for all candidates is to have passed Class 10 and 12 examinations or its equivalent. In addition, other aspects of the JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria are listed below:
There is No Age Limit specified by the NTA for the candidates to appear for the exam. However, each candidate must understand that every college (with reference to IITs, NITs, GFTIs, etc.) has prescribed age limits. Details about that will be made available in the JEE Main 2020 Information Brochure. It is important to plan one's attempts accordingly.
The candidates who have passed 10+2 or any other equivalent examination in the year 2018 or 2019 or are appearing in 2020 from a recognized Board of Education are eligible to appear for JEE Main 2020 April Sessions.
Admission to NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs participating through the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB):
- For B.E./B.Tech.: The candidates must have passed 10+2 or any other equivalent examination with Mathematics and Physics as mandatory subjects along with anyone among the following subjects - Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects, with a minimum of 75% marks for general category candidates and 65% for SC/ST category candidates from a recognized Board of Education.
- For B.Arch./B.Plan.: The candidates must have passed 10+2 or any other equivalent examination with Mathematics as a mandatory subject, with minimum 75% marks for general category candidates and 65% for SC/ST category candidates from a recognized Board of Education.
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- Reservation of Seats: As per the Government of India rules, the candidates belonging to certain categories have seats reserved for them as well as certain relaxations during the admission process. These categories or groups are listed below:
- 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.
- General - Economically Weaker Section (Gen-EWS)
Availing the relaxation for the above categories of students is subject to the verification of the relevant documents and certificates at the time of application and counselling.
Provisions for Persons with Disabilities (PwD)
- Application: Candidates with a disability should fill in the type and percentage of disability correctly in the online application form for JEE Main 2020.
- Scribe/Reader: Candidate will have the discretion of opting his/her own scribe/reader or may submit the request to the centre superintendent for the same. Only the candidates, who have 40% or more disability, will be provided with a Scribe/Reader on the request.
- Essentials for Reader/Scribe: The centre superintendent will identify the scribe/ reader when a request is received from the candidate, he/she would be allowed to meet the scribe a day before the JEE Main 2020 examination to verify the suitability of the scribe.
JEE Main 2020 Registration
JEE Main is conducted twice a year in January and in April. Application form for the April 2020 paper was available from February 7, 2020 to May 24, 2020. Candidates are required to register first and then apply by following the instructions mentioned below.
Candidates will have to fill in the JEE Main 2020 Application Form online. The application fee should be paid through online payment gateways such as Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI/PayTM only.
How to Apply for JEE Main 2020?
Step by step procedure on how to apply for JEE Main 2020 is given below:
Step 1: Registration
Registration can be done on the official website of JEE Main 2020 by entering valid credentials in the registration link. A fee is applicable for the registration which must be paid through NetBanking, Credit Card, or Debit Card.
Given below is the registration fee applicable for JEE Main 2020 Registration:
|JEE Main 2020 Test Papers||Category||In India||Outside India|
Paper-I - Engineering (B.E./B.Tech.)
|General/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ Gen-EWS||Boys - INR 650
Girls - INR 325
|Boys - INR 3000
Girls - INR 1500
|SC/ST/PwD/Transgender||Boys - INR 325
Girls - INR 325
|Boys - INR 1500
Girls - INR 1500
Both Paper-I - Engineering (B.E./B.Tech.)
|General/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/ Gen-EWS||Boys - INR 1300
Girls - INR 650
|Boys - INR 6000
Girls - INR 3000
|SC/ST/PwD/Transgender||Boys - INR 650
Girls - INR 650
|Boys - INR 3000
Girls - INR 3000
Step 2: Documents Upload
While filling out the registration form for JEE Main 2020, candidates will have to upload the scanned copy of a recently taken passport size photograph and signature as per the dimensions mentioned in the table below. Use relevant resizing and compressing tools on the internet to make sure this is a smooth process.
|Photograph||-||10 KB to 200 KB||.jpg/.jpeg|
|Signature||3.5 cm width x 1.5 cm height||4 KB to 30 KB||.jpg/.jpeg|
Note: Before filling in the application form, the candidate should have a scanned image of his/her recent passport size photograph and signature in running handwriting. These scanned images are to be uploaded during the submission of the JEE Main 2020 application form. The photograph should be coloured or black/ white (but clear contrast) with the name of the candidate and date of taking the photograph printed on it.
JEE Main 2020 Admit Card
The Admit Cards for the JEE Main 2020 January Session was released on December 6, 2019. Admit Card for the April/September Session was released on August 17, 2020. The admit card is usually made available to download at least 10 days before the stipulated exam date. In case candidates are unable to download the JEE Main April 2020 Admit Card from the website, they can approach the Help Line numbers between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The phone numbers of the help desk are available on the website of JEE (Main).
How to download JEE Main 2020 Admit Card?
To download the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card, follow the steps given below:
- Visit the JEE (Main) official website.
- Click on the 'Download Admit Card' link.
- Enter details like the Application Number/ Date of Birth/ Password and Security Pin.
- Cross-check all the details on the Admit card before downloading the document
Candidates must carry the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card without fail to the examination centre along with a photo ID proof.
Details Provided in the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card
Candidates can check with the below information regarding the contents of the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card
|Applicant’s name||Application number|
|Roll number||Father's name|
|Course name||Date of birth|
|State of Eligibility||Candidate's Signature and Photograph|
|PwD Status||Centre Code|
|Test City||Date of Examination|
|Time of Examination (Paper-I / Paper-II / Paper-III)||Candidate’s Parent Signature|
Documents To Be Carried Along With JEE Main 2020 Admit Card
On the day of the exam, a candidate must mandatorily carry the JEE Main Admit Card. However, it is not the only document that a candidate has to carry. A candidate may also be asked to show a government-issued ID as a valid proof of identity. Some of the documents a candidate is required to possess to be considered admissible are listed below:
- Valid Photo ID (Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID, Passport)
- Passport size photograph of the candidate
- PwD Certificate
JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres
JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres will be present in all the major cities across India. The candidates may choose up to 4 JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres. Best efforts will be taken to allocate the exam centre as per the order of preference.
- ID Proof: Candidates must carry a valid photo ID proof along with the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card to the Exam Centre without fail.
- Authority: The decision of the NTA regarding the allotment of Exam Centre, Date, and Shift shall be final. So no candidate can request a change in the exam centre.
Important Note: Candidates failing to carry a valid photo ID proof (Aadhaar/Voter ID Card) along with the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card/Hall Ticket to the Exam Centre will not be allowed inside the examination hall.
JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern
Being thorough with the JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern gives the candidate a competitive and strategic advantage. Given below is the mode in which JEE Main 2020 will be conducted for various courses:
|Course/Programme||Test type/Subjects Included|
Online i.e., Computer-based Test
Part-I: Mathematics and Part-II: Aptitude Test in Online mode, i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) only
Part-I: Mathematics, Part-II: Aptitude Test, and Part-III: Planning Based Questions in
An overview of the JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern is given below:
- Question Type: The JEE Main 2020 question paper will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for Paper-I and Paper-II except Drawing. Drawing is a subjective type.
- Topics: The JEE Main Question paper will comprise of the following topics:
- Paper-I: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
- Paper-II: Aptitude Test, Mathematics, and Drawing
- Duration: The time given to complete the JEE Main 2020 examination will be 3 hours, i.e. 180 minutes.
- Marking Scheme: Four marks will be awarded for every correct answer and one mark will be deducted for incorrect answers. For drawing, two questions will be asked for 100 marks.
- Medium/Language: The question paper could be attempted in English, Hindi, and Gujarati. From January 2021, JEE Main can be attempted in at least 11 languages which include English, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Odiya, Telugu, Tamil, and Urdu.
Section-wise Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2020 Paper-I (Latest)
*Note: 20 questions will be MCQs & 5 questions will be numerical type questions.
Section-wise Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2020 Paper-II
|2||Part-II: Aptitude Test||50||200|
Solving previous year question papers will enable the candidate to understand the exam pattern and plan their time effectively.
JEE Main 2020 Syllabus
The JEE Main 2020 Syllabus will be based on the subjects and topics from Classes 11 and 12. This is common for both JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. Just that the difficulty level of these sections is higher in the JEE Advanced Exam. JEE Mains and Advanced Syllabus 2020 for Paper-I and Paper-II are discussed below:
- Paper-I - Physics, Chemistry (Organic and Inorganic), and Mathematics.
- Paper-II - Aptitude Test, Mathematics, and Drawing. [Aptitude Test is for B.Arch./B.Planning].
The lists below will give an idea about the topics included in each subject.
Physics and Measurement, Thermodynamics, Rotational Motion, Laws of Motion, Electronic Devices, Oscillations and Waves, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction, and Alternating Currents, Optics, Electrostatics, Kinematics, Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Properties of Solids and Liquids, Kinetic Theory of Gases, etc.
- Physical Chemistry: Core and Basic concepts in Chemistry, Atomic Structure, Chemical Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Chemical Kinetics, States of Matter, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, etc.
- Organic Chemistry: Purification and characterization of Organic compounds, Chemistry in everyday life, Organic Compounds containing Halogens, Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen, Some basic principles of Organic Chemistry, etc.
- Inorganic Chemistry: Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals), D and F block elements, Environmental Chemistry, Hydrogen, Block Elements - group 13 to group 18 elements, etc.
This section is believed to be more of abstract and logical reasoning.
Awareness of places, persons, buildings and materials, Texture and Objects related to Architecture, Visualizing 3D objects from 2D drawings, Visualizing Different sides of 3D Objects, Mental Ability, Analytical Reasoning, Color Texture, Contrast and Harmony, Building Forms and Elements, 3D-Perception, and Appreciation of scale and proportion of objects.
Sequence and Series, Matrices and Determinants, Differential Equations, Sets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematical Induction, Binomial Theorem, and its simple applications, Limit, Continuity and Differentiability, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Coordinate Geometry, Three-Dimensional Geometry, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry, Mathematical Reasoning.
Drawing and Designing of geometrical or abstract shapes & patterns in pencil, Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, Elevation and 3D views of objects rotation, Development of Surfaces and Volumes, Generation of Plan, Creating 2D & 3D compositions using given shapes and forms, and Sketching of activities of urban scenes from memory.
The syllabus gives an idea of the topics that come under that ambit of JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. However, the type of questions and methods to solve them are best learnt from practice and reference books. It is not just basic questions asked from the above-mentioned topics. Application of the concepts forms a significant part of the exam.
JEE Main 2020 Reference Books
Candidates are advised to refer to the following books, which are recommended by the conducting authority (NTA) for the preparation. You can check the JEE Main 2020 Reference Books mentioned below according to the respective subjects:
|Book||Author / Publication|
|Concepts of Modern Physics (SIE)||Arthur, Sobita Mahajan, and S. Rai Choudhury|
|Understanding Physics of Electricity & Magnetism||DC Pandey|
|Understanding Physics for JEE Main & JEE Advanced for Waves & Thermodynamics||DC Pandey|
|Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations||RC Mukherjee|
|Organic Chemistry Objective||Arihant|
|Organic Chemistry||Robert Thornton Morrison|
|A Master Resource Book in Chemistry||Sanjay Sharma|
|Maths 12th Grade Text Book||NCERT|
|Maths 10th Grade Text Book||NCERT|
|Mathematical Analysis||G.N. Berman|
|Trigonometry for JEE Main & JEE Advanced||Arihant|
JEE Main is one of the most difficult exams conducted by the NTA agency. The candidates are also advised to take mock tests and go through the question papers of the last 4-5 years.
JEE Main 2020 Result
JEE Main 2020 results for the January paper were declared on the official website for all candidates on January 17, 2020. JEE Main 2020 Results for the April paper will be released tentatively on September 11, 2020.
JEE Main 2020 Result are generally compiled based on the final answer key. Candidates must not expect changes in their score after the JEE Main 2020 Results are out.
If a tie exists in the total scores obtained by candidates in B.Tech./B.E., then the best score in the following subjects will be taken into consideration in the following in descending order to determine who ranks higher:
- NTA score in Mathematics
- NTA score in Physics
- NTA score in Chemistry
- Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper.
- Candidates older in Age.
If a tie exists in the scores obtained by aspirants in B.Arch., then the following criteria in the descending order are taken into consideration to determine who ranks higher:
- NTA score in Mathematics
- NTA score in Aptitude Test
- NTA score in Drawing Test
- Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper
- Candidates older in age
Percentile Scores: These are scores based on the relative performance of all those who appear for the examination. The marks obtained in the JEE Main exam are transformed into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of the exam candidates. The formula for calculating the percentile score is mentioned below:
[100*Number of Candidates Appearing in a Session with the Raw Score Equal To or Less than the Candidate] / Total Number of Candidates Appearing in a Session
Re-evaluation/ Re-checking: There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/re-checking of results as scores are compiled based on an answer key. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.
JEE Main 2020 Cutoff
JEE Main is a National-level Examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). JEE Main cutoff 2020 will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA will release the JEE Main 2020 Cutoff along with the result of JEE Main.
Candidates can check the JEE Main 2020 cut-off by logging into the result portal online. The JEE Main cutoff 2020 is the minimum score to be eligible to appear in JEE Advance.
JEE Main 2020 Counselling
Candidates who have cleared the JEE Main 2020 will be called for the counselling process. Potential aspirants will be admitted into any of the institutions such as NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs for the B.E/B.Tech/B. Planning course only based on their All India Ranking (AIR).
Those candidates must also meet the minimum eligibility conditions i.e they should have scored at least 75% marks in the 12th standard examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th exam / equivalent qualifying examination conducted by the respective Boards.
The admission process for each institute varies from the other. Hence, candidates must visit the JoSAA/ CSAB or concerned state university website for updates regarding counselling. It is important to understand the ranking system and the dual allotment system while applying for counselling.
Normally, candidates proceed to attempt JEE Advanced to get into premier IITs and NITs
Seat Allocation Procedure
Aspirants are offered admission by following the JEE Main 2020 seat allocation procedure. They will be given seats based on their AIR ranks and as well as their choice of courses. To choose a program, candidates have to visit the concerned institute's website regularly and make their choices at the appropriate time.
All candidates have to present their valid and original documents during the JEE Main 2020 counselling process. The idea behind this is to check the following aspects of the candidate.
- Qualifying examination
- State of eligibility,
- Category and disability (if any)
The above documents need to be produced at the time of counselling:
The following documents must be produced at the time of registration for JoSAA 2020:
|3 Passport size photographs in white background||Provisional Seat Allotment Letter|
|Class XII Performance Check||Proof of Fee Payment (Receipt)|
|Admit Card of JEE (Mains and Advanced)||ScoreCard of JEE (Mains and Advanced)|
|Class X Marks Sheet||Class XII Marks Sheet|
|Medical Certificate||Category Certificate (if applicable)|
|Registration cum locked choices for the seat allotment||DS certificate (if applicable)|
|Passport of the students and parents (if applicable)||--|
JEE Main 2020 Courses Offered
Clearing JEE Main 2020 will help a student pursue different engineering degree programs in various engineering colleges. For IITs, after JEE Mains, a candidate must clear JEE Advanced to be eligible for admission. For other colleges such as the NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs including various other institutions, JEE Main scores along with Class 12 board marks are the educational criterion to be met for admission. The table below shows the important courses offered through the JEE Main exam. Specializations under each of these courses vary among colleges.
|Engineering||B.E (Bachelor of Engineering)|
|B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology)|
|Architecture||B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture)|
|B.Plan (Bachelor of Planning)|
JEE Main 2020 Preparation Tips
Given below are pointers to enhance preparatory efforts for the JEE Main 2020 Exam:
- Know your syllabus thoroughly.
- Understand the exam pattern and the topics included.
- Make a realistic timetable and map out a preparation plan
- Invest in quality reference material and practice books. Coaching centres can help with gathering information and adequate guidance.
- Practice until you are perfect using mock tests and previous year papers available.
- Do not neglect your health and well-being, they are important too. Rest well and eat well.
- For your exam day strategy, try to keep calm and focused, go according to a plan that is the most time-efficient for you.
JEE Main 2020 Final Answer Key
JEE Main 2020 final answer key has been released by NTA. Candidates can check the answer key below.
JEE Main Previous Years' Answer Keys
The answer key for the JEE Main January Paper CBT mode has been released on the official website. Candidates can log in to see their responses. Below here we have provided the information about the previous year question papers and their answer keys.
|Date||Exam Session||Question Papers||Answer Keys|
|7th April 2019||Morning||Click Here||Click Here|
|Afternoon||Click Here||Click Here|
|8th April 2019||Morning||Click Here||Click Here|
|Afternoon||Click Here||Click Here|
|9th April 2019||Morning||Click Here||Click Here|
|Afternoon||Click Here||Click Here|
|10th April 2019||Morning||Click Here||Click Here|
|Afternoon||Click Here||Click Here|
|12th April 2019||Morning||Click Here||Click Here|
|Afternoon||Click Here||Click Here|
JEE Main 2020 Helpdesk
For any doubts or queries, candidates can contact the concerned authorities using the details given below.
Address for correspondence
Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62,
Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida -201309 (UP)
HelpLine: For Technical Support, you can contact only during working days between 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
JEE Main 2020 Helpline Number: 0120-6895200
Official Website: jeemain.nta.nic.in
Test Practice Centres
To help students prepare for the JEE Main 2020 exam the National Testing Agency (NTA) has set up a network of Test Practice Centres all over India. Students can get familiar with the Computer-Based Test Mode by practising there.
There will be experienced, qualified and professional Nodal officers and staff to help the candidates and clear their doubts.