JEE Main is the national level engineering entrance exam for students applying for admission in leading colleges of India like the IITs and NITs. The Exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for students seeking admissions in B.E and B.Tech courses based on their JEE Main Score.
**JEE Main 2020 Results and Final Answer key for B.Arch & B.Planning released**
In any given year, candidates are entitled to attempt the JEE Mains exam twice and the best score will be considered for admission. JEE Main 2020 registration procedure, preparation tips, and steps to check the jee results are discussed below.
- What is JEE Main?
- JEE Main Exam Paper Analysis
- JEE Main Exam Dates
- JEE Main Eligibility Criteria
- JEE Main Syllabus
- JEE Main Application Form & How to Apply?
- JEE Main Admit Card
- JEE Main Exam Centres
- JEE Main Exam Pattern
- Reference books for JEE Main
- How to Check JEE Main 2020 Results?
- JEE Main Counselling
- JEE Main Answer Key
- Related Exams
What is JEE Main?
The full form of JEE is the Joint Entrance Examination. It is a national level entrance examination conducted by NTA for admission into Engineering (BE/ B.Tech) and Architecture (B.Arch/ B.Plan) in top NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, SFIs, State Engineering Colleges for 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.
- Frequency: The exam is conducted twice a year in January and April.
- Exam Paper: The examination will be conducted in two individual papers i.e. Paper I - Engineering (BE/ B.Tech) Paper-II - Architecture (B.Arch/ B.Plan).
- Counselling Process: 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.
|Exam Name||Joint Entrance Examination Main|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Frequency||Twice a Year (January & April)|
|Exam Date (April)||5 April 2020, 7 April 2020, 9 April 2020 and 11 April 2020|
|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|
|Duration||3 hours i.e. 180 minutes|
|Marking Scheme||+4 mark for the Correct Answers -1 Mark for Wrong Answers|
|Medium||English, Hindi, and Gujarati|
|Helpline Number||7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526|
JEE Main Courses Offered
Clearing JEE Main will help a student pursue different engineering degree programs in various IITs and NITs. The table below shows the important courses offered through the JEE Mains exam.
JEE Main Exam Paper Analysis
JEE Main exam for January sessions starting from April 5, 2020 to April 11, 2020 has been completed. A detailed analysis of the exam papers is given below.
Paper 1, Jan 6, 2020 (Forenoon Shift)
- Paper was of moderate difficulty.
- Students found more questions based on the 11th standard syllabus and the Mathematics section was comparatively harder.
- The general aptitude section had 3D based images and questions where the top view of an object was given and the student has to pick the right option.
- Mathematics section had questions from coordinate geometry and matrices, these were tricky but not tough.
- Drawing section had landscape related questions. This section also included a question where the students had to draw a gymnast and incorporate cylinders to make a composition.
- Drawing section had two questions that were time-consuming.
- General aptitude consisted of questions based on mental aptitude and very few theoretical questions. There were questions related to the Konark temple in this section.
Paper 2, Jan 6, 2020 (Afternoon Shift)
- The mathematics section of this paper was difficult. It included questions from probability, conic sections, and coordinate geometry.
- The aptitude section had questions where the students had to look at an image and say how it looks from various views.
- The B-planning questions had topics related to minister and Government related questions.
- The drawing section was rated to be an easy/moderate difficulty.
- The offline mode consisted of questions based on drawing a building and the aesthetic use of equilateral triangles.
- Section 3 also had questions pertaining to coordinates and vector equations of sides. It also included questions about the Architect of the LIC building.
Paper 1, Jan 7, 2020 (Forenoon Shift)
- Students have reported that the paper was of moderate difficulty, where the students found that the Chemistry section was comparatively easier than the Physics and Mathematics sections.
- There were a total of five numerical questions in each of the sections. In the paper, various integer related questions were also present.
- The physics section had questions related to thermodynamics, electrostatics, wave optics, and RBT.
- The chemistry section had theory-based questions and they were from the NCERT textbooks.
- Questions from Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry were comparatively harder than the questions from Physical Chemistry.
- The Mathematics section had questions based on circles, probability, FOG matrices, and permutation and combination.
Paper 2, Jan 7, 2020 (Afternoon Shift)
- The paper was a moderate level of difficulty. Mathematics was the hardest and Chemistry was the easiest. Physics was in a moderate-difficult level.
- Students felt that this paper had some time constraints.
- The paper mostly contained topics in the 12th Standard NCERT syllabus. The Physics section covered topics from the 11th Standard syllabus too.
- The Physics section had conceptual questions that included topics like Newton’s first law of cooling, modern Physics, and current electricity.
- The Chemistry section was the easiest and contained questions straight out of the NCERT books. There was a higher percentage of questions from Inorganic Chemistry.
- Topics such as thermochemistry, PH based questions were also covered.
- The Mathematics section was the hardest and the problems given were time-consuming.
- The topics covered in the Mathematics section included conic sections, integers, and circles and tangents.
Paper 1, Jan 8, 2020 (Forenoon Shift)
- The paper was again of a moderate level of difficulty with Chemistry being an easy section for all the students. However, some students said they found Physics harder than the Mathematics section in today’s paper.
- The Mathematics section was harder than last year’s paper as there were more calculus and coordinate geometry-based questions.
- Most of the numerical type questions were said to be lengthy.
- Most of the questions in this paper tested the conceptual clarity of the students and were also memory based questions.
- This paper, just like yesterday’s paper, had most of the questions from the NCERT books.
Paper 1, Jan 8, 2020 (Afternoon Shift)
- The paper was again of a moderate to difficult level. There were some basic but tricky questions.
- The Mathematics section was of moderate difficulty but was lengthy.
- A majority of the students again found that the Physics section was harder than the Mathematics section.
- There was an equal balance between the topics covered in the 11th and 12th syllabus.
- In this paper, however, the numerical section was easy to moderate.
- The Mathematics section was covered mostly by the 11th syllabus.
- The Chemistry section had most of the questions based on inorganic Chemistry.
Paper 1, Jan 9th, 2020 (Forenoon Shift)
- This paper too was found to be at a moderate-difficult level just like the previous days’ papers. Students mentioned that the mathematics section in this paper consisted of questions that were tricky and a little tough.
- The questions in the mathematics section were too calculative and hence required more time to solve.
- The physics section in this paper had confusing questions and tested the problem-solving ability of the students.
- The chemistry section had more questions related to organic chemistry and this section was again easy and would help the students get a better score.
- The numerical answer type questions were again easy for the students to solve and get a better score.
Paper 1, Jan 9th, 2020 (Afternoon Shift)
- The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. It was mostly a memory-based test. The 11th and 12th syllabus bore equal weightage in the questions of the paper.
- It was seen that the chemistry and mathematics sections were harder than the physics section.
- The physics section of this paper had more questions related to modern physics, mechanics, and electrodynamics.
- The chemistry section had a higher percentage of questions pertaining to topics from inorganic and organic chemistry.
- The mathematics section consisted of questions from topics such as integral and differential calculus, coordinate geometry and sequence and series.
- This paper was comparatively harder than the previous papers conducted this year. The chemistry section, which was a scoring section in the previously conducted papers of this year, was of a high level of difficulty.
JEE Main Exam Dates
The exam involves a lot of process including registration, correcting errors, downloading admit card, exam dates, results and more. You can find the JEE Main exam dates details below.
- Admit Card: The Admit Card was released by the NTA online for all the aspirants on March 24, 2020. It is a mandatory document and one has to carry it to the exam hall without fail.
- Examination: It will be conducted online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) and offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) for Drawing from April 5, 2020 to April 11, 2020.
- Results: You can check the results on the official website which were released on April 30, 2020.
|Dates for Jammu Kashmir & Ladakh Students|
|Application Window||November 4 to November 8, 2019|
|Important Events/ Schedule||Dates (January Paper)||Dates (April Paper)|
|Application Form Start Date||September 3, 2019||February 7, 2020|
|Application Form Last Date||October 10, 2019||March 7, 2020|
|Correction Window||14-20, October 2019||February 2020|
|Admit Card Availability||December 6, 2019||March 16, 2020 (tentative)|
|JEE Main Exam Date 2020||January 6 to January 9, 2020||5 April 2020, 7 Apri 2020, 9 April 2020, 11 April 2020|
|Results Announcement||January 17, 2020||April 30, 2020 (tentative)|
JEE Main Eligibility
To be eligible for the exam, you should meet the eligibility of JEE Main that is mentioned below.
- Age Eligibility Criteria: There is No Age Limit mentioned by the NTA for the candidates to appear for the exam. However, each candidate must understand that every IIT has a particular age limit. Details about that will be released in JEE (Advanced) - 2020 Information Brochure.
- Education: The candidates must have passed 10+2 or other equivalent examination in the year 2018/ 2019/ appearing in 2020 from a recognized Board of Education. They are eligible to appear for JEE Main 2020 January and April Sessions.
- Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through the Central Seat Allocation Board:
- For BE/ B.Tech: The candidates must have passed 10+2 or other equivalent examination with Mathematics and Physics as a mandatory subject along with one of the Chemistry/ Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects with minimum 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 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.
- Reservation of Seats: As per the Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are given relaxation for the admission.
- 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)
JEE Main Syllabus
The JEE Main syllabus will be based on subjects from class 11th and class 12th. JEE Mains and Advanced Syllabus 2020 is 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)
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: Some 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.
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.
Coordinate Geometry, Integral Calculus, Trigonometry, Sequence and Series, Matrices and Determinants, Differential Equations, Sets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematical Induction, Binomial Theorem, and its simple applications, Sequences and Series, Limit, Continuity and Differentiability, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Co-Ordinate 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 from memory of urban scenes.
JEE Main Application Form
JEE Main exam is conducted twice a year - January and April. Application form for the January paper was available from February 7, 2020 to March 7, 2020. Application form for the April paper will be available from February 7, 2020 to March 7, 2020.
Candidates will have to fill the JEE Main application form 2020 in online mode. The application fee should be paid through mediums 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
|Test Papers||Category||In India||Outside India|
|Paper I - Engineering (BE/ B.Tech) or Paper-II - Architecture (B.Arch/ B.Plan)||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 INR 325/- ; Girls - INR 325/-||Boys - INR 1500/- ; Girls - INR 1500/-|
|Both Paper I - Engineering (BE/ B.Tech) & Paper-II - Architecture (B.Arch/ B.Plan)||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
Candidates have to upload the scanned copy of recently taken passport size photograph and signature as per the dimensions mentioned below:
|Photograph||-||10 KB to 200 KB||.jpg/ .jpeg|
|Signature||3.5 cm width * 1.5 cm height||4 KB to 30 KB||.jpg/ .jpeg|
Note: Before filling up the application form the candidate should have a scanned image of his/her recent photograph and signature in running hand. These scanned images are to be uploaded during the submission of the JEE Main 2020 application form. The photograph should be colored or black/ white (but clear contrast) with the name of the candidate and date of taking the photograph printed on it.
JEE Main Admit Card
Admit card for the January paper was released on March 24, 2020. Admit card for the April paper will release on March 16, 2020. In case candidates are unable to download the JEE Main Admit Card from the website, the candidate should approach the Help Line between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The phone numbers of the help desk are available on the website of JEE (Main).
JEE Main Exam Centres
JEE Main Exam Centres 2020 will be present in all the major cities across India. The candidates may choose up to 4 exam centres for JEE Main. Best efforts will be taken to allocate the exam centre as per the order of preference.
- Id Proof: Candidates must carry a valid ID proof along with the Admit Card to the Exam Centre without fail.
- Authority: The decision of the NTA regarding allotment of Centre, date & shift shall be final. So no candidate can request a change in the test centre.
Candidates failing to carry a valid photo ID proof (Aadhaar/ Voter ID Card) with Hall Ticket/ Admit Card to the Exam Centre will not be allowed inside the exam hall.
JEE Main Exam Pattern
As per the exam pattern, JEE Main will be conducted for three different courses as follows.
|Course/Programme||Test type/ Subjects Included|
|B.E/B.Tech||Computer-Based Test (Online)|
|B.Arch||Mathematics- Part I and Aptitude Test-Part II in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test –Part III in “Pen & Paper Based” (offline)|
|B.Planning||Mathematics- Part I, Aptitude Test-Part II and Planning Based Questions Part III in
“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
The overview of the JEE Main exam pattern 2020 can be found below.
- Question Type: The question paper will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) for Paper-I and Drawing (Paper-II).
- 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 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 reduced for incorrect answers. For drawing, two questions will be asked for 100 marks.
- Medium: The question paper will be in English, Hindi, and Gujarati.
Section Wise Exam Pattern for Paper I (Updated)
Note: 20 questions will be MCQs & 5 questions will be numerical type questions.
Section Wise Exam Pattern for Paper-II
|1||Mathematics Part - I||20+5*||100|
|2||Aptitude Test Part - II||50||200|
|3||Drawing Part - III||2||100|
JEE Main Reference Books
Candidates can refer to the following books which are recommended by the conducting authority (NTA) for the preparation. You can check below the reference books for JEE Main and their respective subjects.
Physics: Concepts of Modern Physics (SIE) by Arthur, Sobita Mahajan, and S. Rai Choudhury, Understanding Physics of Electricity & Magnetism by DC Pandey, Understanding Physics for JEE Main & JEE Advanced for Waves & Thermodynamics by DC Pandey.
Chemistry: Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by RC Mukherjee, Organic Chemistry Objective by Arihant, Organic Chemistry by Robert Thornton Morrison, A Master Resource Book in Chemistry by Sanjay Sharma.
Mathematics: NCERT Maths 12th Grade, NCERT Maths 10th Grade, A Problem Book in Mathematical Analysis by G.N. Berman, Trigonometry for JEE Main & JEE Advanced by Arihant Publications.
Note: JEE Main is one of the hardest exams conducted by NTA agency. So, candidates are advised to take mock tests.
JEE Main Results
JEE Main results for the January paper has been declared on the official website for all category candidates on April 30, 2020. Candidates can visit the official website to check results now. JEE Main results for the April paper will get released tentatively on April 30, 2020. JEE Main answer key for January paper CBT mode has been released on January 14, 2020 on the website - https://jeemain.nta.nic.in
JEE Main Results 2020 are generally compiled based on the final answer key. Candidates cannot expect changes in their score after the JEE Main Result is 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 descending order.
- 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 are taken into consideration along with their scores in the following subjects.
- 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 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 Candidate Appeared in a Session with the Raw Score Equal To or Less than the Candidate / Total Number of Candidates Appeared in a Session
Re-evaluation/ Re-checking: There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/re-checking of the results. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
JEE Main Counselling
Candidates who have cleared the JEE Main 2020 will be called for the counselling process which will be held in June 2020. 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 the All India Ranking.
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 of each institute varies from the other. Hence, it is essential that candidates visit the JoSAA/ CSAB or concerned state university website for updates regarding counselling.
Seat Allocation Procedure
Aspirants are offered admission by following the JEE Main seat allocation procedure. They will be given seats based on their AIR ranks and as well as their choice of courses. To choose a programme, 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 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)
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.
Call Centre Number: 0120-6895200
Official Website: jeemain.nta.nic.in
Test Practice Centres
With the aim of helping students prepare for the JEE Main 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 practicing there.
There will be experienced, qualified and professional Nodal officers and staff to help the candidates and clear their doubts.
JEE Main Answer Key
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|