JEE Main 2020: Joint Entrance Examination also commonly known as JEE Main is a national level engineering entrance exam which acts as a gateway for admission to engineering colleges in India like IITs, NITs, GFTIs, etc. Also JEE Main is a qualifying exam for JEE Advanced admissions to around 11279 seats in 23 IITs. NTA is responsible to conduct JEE Main from the year of 2019 onwards. Previously, the JEE Main exam was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. JEE Main 2020 will be held for 2 papers where Paper 1 is for B.Tech admissions and Paper 2 is for B.Arch/B.Planning admissions. NTA will conduct JEE Main exam twice a year ie., the first exam in the month of January and the second exam in the month of April. Candidates can appear for the exam both the times and NTA will consider the best score to provide All India Rank.
The JEE Main 2020 exam will be conducted in online mode, that is, as a Computer Based Test (CBT). Candidates who have passed 10+2 exam with Maths & Physics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biology are eligible to appear for this exam. Those candidates who meet the JEE Main Eligibility criteria can fill up the JEE Main 2020 application form tentatively from 1st September 2019. The JEE Main Application Form will be made available only online at the official website of jeemain.nic.in.
- JEE Main 2020
- JEE Main 2020 Important Dates
- JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria
- Reservation Criteria For JEE Main 2020
- JEE Main 2020 Application Form
- JEE Main 2020 Online Registration Steps
- JEE Main Application Fee
- JEE Main Exam Centre
- JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern
- JEE Main Syllabus 2020
- JEE Main Admit Card 2020
- JEE Main Question Paper 2020
- JEE Main Mock Test
- JEE Main Exam Day Guidelines 2020
- JEE Main Answer Key 2020
- JEE Main Result 2020
- JEE Main Score Card 2020
- JEE Main Cut Off
- JEE Main Counselling
Before getting into the details of JEE Main 2020, let’s have an overview of JEE Main exam:
|Exam Name||Joint Entrance Exam 2020|
|Exam Level||National Level|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Commonly Known As||JEE Main|
|Programmes Covered||All B.E/B.Tech and B.Arch/B.Planning|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
JEE Main dates 2020 will be released along with official JEE Main 2020 brochure. The Important dates of JEE Main 2020 for both the attempts are tabulated below:
|Examination||JEE Main January 2020 Dates||JEE Main April 2020 Dates|
|JEE Main Registration Dates||2nd September 2019||7th February 2020|
|Last Date To Fill JEE Main Application Form||30th September 2019||7th March 2020|
|JEE Main Admit Card||6th December 2019||16th March 2020|
|JEE Main Exam Dates||6th to 11th January 2020||3rd to 9th April 2020|
|JEE Main Result||31st January 2020||30th April 2020|
Candidates who wish to appear for JEE Main 2020 exam must meet the JEE Main eligibility criteria specified by the authorities of JEE Main. Those candidates who satisfy all the eligibility criteria stipulated by officials will only be able to appear for the JEE Main 2020 exam. The JEE Main 2020 eligibility criteria are listed below:
- a. There is no age limit for the candidate.
- b. The candidates should satisfy themselves about the eligibility of age limit requirements of the Institutes in which they desire to take admission.
2.Year of Appearance in Qualifying Exam (QE)
- a. Candidates who have cleared their class 12 exams in 2018, 2019 are eligible.
- b. Candidates who are going to appear for class 12 board exams in 2020 can also apply.
- c. Those candidates who cleared the class 12 exam in 2017 or before 2017 are not eligible to appear for JEE Main 2020 exam.
- a. Candidates must have at least 5 subjects in class 12 exam or equivalent exam.
- b. Candidates who have passed 10+2 exam with Maths & Physics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biology are eligible.
|PD (with a minimum of 40 percent of Physical disability)||3 percent horizontal|
Note- Each category will have a 5% reservation criteria for the candidates of Physically disabled category.
JEE Main 2020 Application Form will be released only in online mode at the official website of jeemain.nic.in. Candidates who are planning to appear for JEE Main Exam January attempt can start filling the JEE Main Application Form 2020 from the first week of September 2019 and candidates must fill out the application form within last of September. Those candidates who fail to fill out the application form for January attempt can also fill up the JEE Main 2020 Application form for April attempt from the first week of February 2020. Candidates must fill up the application form within the last week of February 2020 in order appear for the exam.
The steps to fill out the JEE Main Application form 2020 is listed below:
Step 1: Registration
- a. Visit the official website of JEE Main: jeemain.nic.in.
- b. Now click on the button “New Registration”
- c. Enter the details.
- d. Click on submit.
- e. You will receive the system generated application form through email/SMS.
- f. Note down this system generated application form safely for further purpose.
Step 2: personal and academic details
- a. Now login with the help of your System Generated Application Form.
- b. Enter all the necessary details.
- c. Click on “Proceed to next”
Step 3: Uploading of image and signature
- a. Now upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph between 10 kb–200 kb in JPG/JPEG format.
- b. Upload the image of the candidate’s signature between 4kb – 30 kb in JPG/JPEG format.
Step 4: Fee payment
- a. Now process the fee payment.
- b. Make payment of fee using SBI_MOPS and keep proof of fee paid.
Step 5: Confirmation page printout
- Now at least take four print out of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee.
Note: All the above steps can be done separately as well as together To know how to fill JEE Main application form click here
JEE Main Previous Year Registration Analysis
|JEE Main 2019 April||9.34 Lakh Candidates|
|JEE Main 2019 January||Paper 1: 9,29,198
Paper 2: 1,80,052
|JEE Main 2018||11,48,000|
|JEE Main 2017||11,98,989|
|JEE Main 2016||12,07,257|
|JEE Main 2015||13,04,217|
|JEE Main 2014||13,56,000|
|JEE Main 2013||12,82,000|
|JEE Main 2012||12,20,000|
The JEE Mains 2019 Registration fee for different categories are tabulated below:
|Paper 1 or Paper 2 in Indian Centers||Rs 500 for General/OBC (Boys)
Rs 250 for SC/ST/PH/Transgender/All Girls
|Paper 1 & Paper 2 in Indian Centers||Rs 900 for General/OBC (Boys)
Rs 450 for SC/ST/PH/Transgender/All Girls
|Paper 1 or Paper 2 in Foreign Centers||Rs 2000 for General/OBC (Boys)
Rs 1000 for SC/ST/PH/Transgender/All Girls
|Paper 1 & Paper 2 in Foreign Centers||Rs 3000 for General/OBC (Boys)
Rs 1500 for SC/ST/PH/Transgender/All Girls
Modes of Fee Payment– Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking or through e- challan (during the bank hours).
NTA will release JEE Main 2020 exam centres where the JEE Main exam will be conducted. NTA will release a list of 264 examination centres among India and other foreign countries where the JEE Examination will be conducted. While filling up the JEE Main 2020 Application form, candidates will have a choice to choose 4 exam centres. After submitting the application form, the officials will allocate an exam centre among the four exam centres. Candidates will be able to take their JEE Main exam the exam centres as mentioned in the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card. Aspirants cannot change their JEE Main 2020 exam centre once it is allocated.
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair||AN01|
The JEE Main 2020 consists of two papers viz., Paper-I & Paper-II. Paper I is for B.E/B.tech admissions which will be conducted in online mode. Paper II consists of 3 parts: Part 1 – Mathematics, Part 2 – Aptitude test and Part 3 – Drawing test. Part 1 & Part 2 will be held in online mode and drawing test will be held in offline mode. The duration of the exam is 3 hours. For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded and for every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
|Particulars||Paper 1||Paper 2|
|Mode of the Exam||Computer-based test||Part 1 – CBT
Part 2 – offline
|Sections||3 sections (Physics,
Chemistry and Mathematics)
|3 (Drawing, Mathematics and Aptitude)|
|Exam Duration||3 hours||3 hours|
|Total Questions||90 questions||Mathematics: 30
|Question Type||MCQs||Part 1 – MCQ
Part 2 – Drawing
The officials of NTA will release JEE Main 2020 Syllabus along with the JEE Main brochure for both the papers. The JEE Main syllabus is almost the same as the NCERT syllabus for class 11 and class 12. The JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for paper 1 covers 3 main sections such as Physics, Chemistry, Maths. Whereas paper 2 consists of 2 parts and the detailed syllabus for both part 1 & part 2 will be listed by NTA.
JEE Main Syllabus For Paper 1
|Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry||Modern Physics||Coordinate Geometry|
|Periodic table and Representative Elements||Heat and Thermodynamics||Limits, Continuity and Differentiability|
|Thermodynamics And Gaseous State||Optics||Integral Calculus|
|Atomic Structure||Current Electricity||Complex numbers and Quadratic Equation|
|Chemical Bonding||Electrostatics||Matrices and Determinants|
|Chemical And Ionic Equilibrium||Magnetics||Statistics and Probability|
|Solid-State And Surface Chemistry||Unit, Dimension and Vector||Three Dimensional Geometry|
|Nuclear Chemistry And Environment||Kinematics||Vector Algebra|
|Mole Concept||Laws of motion||Sets, Relation and Function|
|Redox Reaction||Work, Power and Energy||Permutations and Combinations|
|Electrochemistry||Centre Of Mass, Impulse and Momentum||Binomial Theorem and Its Application|
|Chemical Kinetics||Rotation||Sequences and Series|
|Solution and Colligative Properties||Gravitation||Trigonometry|
|General Organic Chemistry||Simple Harmonic Motion||Mathematical Reasoning|
|Stereochemistry||Solids and Fluids||Differential Equation|
|Hydrocarbon||Waves||Statics and Dynamics|
|Alkyl Halides||Electromagnetics Induction; AC||Differential Calculus|
|Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives||
|Carbohydrates, amino acid and Polymers||
The JEE Main 2020 Admit Card will be released only in online at the official website of Jeemain.nic.in. The JEE Main admit card for the first attempt will be in the month of January 2020 and for the second attempt, it will be released in the month of April 2019. Candidates who filled out the JEE Main 2020 application form, can visit the official website and download their JEE Main hall ticket. In order to download JEE Main hall ticket, candidates must have their application number and security pin/date of birth.
It is to be noted that the JEE Main 2020 admit card will not be sent by the means of post. Candidates must not mutilate the JEE Main 2020 hall ticket at any case. Students are also advised to keep their JEE Main online admit card in good condition for further reference.
JEE Main sample paper is nothing but the paper which is prepared in the same manner as the actual paper. It is important that students should solve the JEE Main sample paper 2020 before appearing for the examination as it helps the aspirant to understand the question paper pattern and marking scheme of the examination.
The officials of NTA will release a sample/mock test on the official website of jeemain.nic.in for the purpose of practice. Also, candidates can take free jee main mock tests which is the same as the actual exam from Embibe. Embibe also gives you detailed exam analysis that is the place where you are making mistakes and how to improve them.
One of the most effective ways to prepare for the JEE Main 2020 exam is to take online mock tests. Taking mock tests will help the candidate to face the actual exam easily. NTA will launch the mock test on the official website where students can take the test online. Also, students can take free online JEE Main Mock Test on Embibe. Embibe’s JEE mock tests which are of the same nature as the actual exams. Not only that, Embibe gives detailed feedback of your tests which lets you identify the important areas that you need to improve on so that you score higher.
How To Take JEE Main Mock Test Online?
Follow the steps as listed below to take an online mock test on Embibe:
- Step 1: Visit the page – www.embibe.com/engineering/test
- Step 2: Click on the Select Exam button and select JEE Main from the drop-down menu.
- Step 3: Now in “Select Test Type” button, click on “Full Test”.
- Step 4: Select your Test.
- Step 5: Click on Start Solving.
- Step 6: Read the instructions carefully and click on “Ready to Begin”.
- Step 7: The page will be directed and you can start taking the online JEE Main Mock test.
Importance Of Taking JEE Main Mock Test 2020
The importance of taking JEE Main Mock Test is listed below:
- Will help you to understand the syllabus and exam pattern.
- Solving the mock test helps you to understand the insights of the question paper.
- Helps you to understand the section-wise weightage of marks.
- Taking mock tests will help you to improve speed and accuracy which in turn helps to improve time management skills as well.
The exam day guidelines for JEE Main 2020 aspirants are listed below:
a) Candidates must carry the following documents to the exam hall and those candidates who does not bring the specified documents to the exam hall will not be allowed to the examination hall. The list of documents to be carried are:
- Photocopy of JEE Main 2020 Admit Card.
- 1 Passport size photograph which is uploaded in the JEE Main 2020 Application form.
- Candidates must bring any one of the following original documents which are valid:
- a. PAN card
- b. Driving License
- c. Voter ID
- d. Passport
- e. Aadhaar Card (With photograph)
- f. Aadhaar Enrolment No
- g. Ration Card PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category
b) Candidates must report to their allotted exam centre at least 2 hours before the examination in order to complete their registration formalities. Candidates will not be allowed to exam centre after 8:30 AM in the first shift and after 1:30 PM in the second shift.
c) No candidate will be allowed to the exam hall without the JEE Main hall ticket 2020.
d) After entering the exam, candidates must find the seat where their roll number is written. Candidates must take their seat where their roll number is written.
e) After the exam starts, the candidate must ensure that the subject of the question paper displayed on the screen is as per his/her opted paper. If the question paper is different, then the candidate must immediately report to the invigilator.
The officials of NTA will release the provisional JEE Main 2020 answer key. Candidates can visit the official website and download their provisional JEE Main 2020 Answer key. Those candidates who are not satisfied with the provisional answer key can also raise their objections against the officials. The authorities will consider the objections raised by the candidates and evaluate the answer key and release the Final JEE Main 2020 answer key. Apart from NTA various other education websites like Embibe, Resonance, Allen Kota will also release the Answer keys where students can evaluate their responses and calculate their probable scores.
Highlights of JEE Main 2020 Answer Key
- NTA will release two types of Answer Key Viz., Provisional JEE Main Answer Key & Final JEE Main Answer Key.
- Candidates must pay Rs.1000/- for each question they challenge.
- Candidates must submit valid proof while raising objections.
- No candidate will be able to challenge the answer key after the release of the final answer key.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be announcing the JEE Main result 2020. The NTA JEE Main Paper 1 & Paper 2 result will be declared online mode on the official website of JEE Main: jeemain.nic.in. To check the result of JEE Main 2020, candidates need to login to the JEE Main result portal with their application number and date of birth. Candidates can also download JEE Main scorecard after checking their result. JEE Main result 2020 will have the normalized scores of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and total marks secured by the candidates along with their rank. Moreover, JEE Main result 2020 will have the qualifying status for appearing in JEE Advanced. The JEE Main result 2020 will also contain the score obtained by candidates in the first attempt held in January and the second in April. The JEE Main result will have the best of the two exams scores of candidates along with the corresponding All India rank and All India category rank. Top Institutes like IIITs, NITs, CFTIs, and other participating institutes accept JEE Main score and provide admissions in B.Tech and B.Arch courses based on JEE Main result.
Along with JEE Main 2020 Result, the officials will also release the JEE Main 2020 scorecard. The scorecard contains the details like candidates name, registration number, date of birth etc., Also JEE Main scorecard will also display the NTA scores obtained for each subject. The AIR will be declared after the publication of JEE Main April Result. The officials will consider the highest rank for the candidates who have appeared in both attempts i.e., January & April session.
The JEE Main 2020 cutoff will be released by the officials of NTA to get admission in engineering colleges that accept JEE Main score. The JEE Main cutoff will also act as a qualifying score to appear for JEE Advanced exam as well. JEE Main cutoff will vary from one category to another category.
The JEE Main Cut off 2019 is tabulated below:
JEE Main Cutoff Determining Factors
NTA will consider various factors before releasing the JEE Main Cutoff. The list of factors considered before releasing the cutoff is listed below:
- Number of candidates appeared for JEE Main exam
- Total available seats
- Difficulty level of the exam
- Previous year cutoff
The JEE Main Cutoff for 2018 to 2015 are tabulated below:
JEE Mains Merit List Normalization
It is clear that JEE Main Exam will be conducted into various sessions. The difficulty level of the exam will also variate. To solve this problem, the candidate’s score will be normalized and converted into percentile based on the NTA Marking Scheme. This was done in JEE Main January as well it will be done in April exams too. The final merit list will be compiled based on the best of two NTA normalized scores secured by a candidate (if the candidate has appeared for the exam both the times).
In case two or more candidates secure the same NTA score, the rank will be determined considering the NTA score of the respective subjects and age in the following order:
- NTA score of actual marks secured by the candidate in Mathematics
- NTA score of actual marks secured by the candidate in Physics
- NTA score of actual marks secured by the candidate in Chemistry
- Candidates older in age.
- Even after this criterion if the tie is not broken, candidates will be given the same rank.
JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) is responsible to conduct JEE Main 2020 counselling and seat allotment. Those candidates who wish to participate in JEE Main 2020 counselling must register themselves online to JoSAA. The JEE Main 2020 counselling and seat allotment process will commence tentatively from the 2nd week of June. The JEE Main counselling and seat allotment will be completely based on the candidate’s merit, preference of choices and availability of seats. The authorities of JoSAA initially allocate the seats in 2 mock rounds. With the help of mock rounds, candidates will be able to identify the process of counselling and seat allotment. Once the mock rounds are completed, candidates can participate in seat allotment process.
The seat allotment process namely consists of seven rounds.
JEE Main Participating Institute 2020
The officials of JoSAA will publish a list of participating institutes. Candidates can check the list of JEE Main 2020 participating institutes which will offer admission based on their marks in JEE Main exam. A total of 23 CFTIs, 23 IITs, 23 IIITs, 31 NITs will be participating. Apart from the NITs, IITs other major universities and institutes will be participating in JEE Main 2020. The JEE Main Participating institutes are tabulated below:
Name of the College
|Army Institute of Technology||Pune|
|B. S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology||Chennai|
|Bannari Amman Institute of Technology||Coimbatore|
|Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering||Pune|
|Dayalbagh Educational Institute||Agra|
|Delhi Technological University||Delhi|
|Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology||Jalandhar|
|Government College of Technology, Coimbatore||Coimbatore|
|Government Engineering College, Thrissur||Thrissur|
|Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology||Shibpur|
|Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi||Delhi|
|Institute of Chemical Technology||Mumbai|
|Institute of Engineering and Technology||Lucknow|
|International Institute of Information Technology||Hyderabad|
|International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore||Bangalore|
|Jamia Millia Islamia||New Delhi|
|Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada||Kakinada|
|Jaypee Institute of Information Technology||Noida|
|Jaypee University of Information Technology||Noida|
|Malaviya National Institute of Technology||Jaipur|
|Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology||Allahabad|
|National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur||Hamirpur|
|National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar||Jalandhar|
|National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur||Jamshedpur|
|National Institute of Technology, Raipur||Raipur|
|NIT Hamirpur||Himachal Pradesh|
|Osmania University College of Engineering||Hyderabad|
|Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM)||Jabalpur|
|PEC University of Technology||Chandigarh|
|Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology||Gujarat|
|Sathyabama Institute of Science & Technology||Chennai|
|Shri GS Institute of Technology and Science||Indore|
|Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University||Katra|
|Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering||Tirupati|
|University College of Engineering, Burla||Burla|
|Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology||Nagpur|
JEE Mains Notification 2019 FAQs
Q1- What is JEE Mains?
Ans- JEE Main is the first stage of a two-stage engineering entrance exam for students seeking admissions on the graduation level. JEE Exam is being organized by IIMs each year for admissions into top engineering colleges in India like NITs, IITs etc.
Q2- What is the eligibility for JEE Main 2019?
Ans- Candidates must have cleared the Class 12 board exam in 2017 or 2018 or are appearing for it in 2019 with 5 subjects, including Physics, Math, and Biology/Chemistry/Technical Vocational Subject.
Q3- What is the difference between JEE Main Paper 1 and Paper 2?
Ans- JEE Main Paper 1 is for those students who are looking for admissions into B.tech courses among top colleges in India. It consists of subject like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as major subjects in the exam pattern. JEE Main Paper 2 is for the students looking for admissions into B.Arch and B.Planning courses.
Q4- What is the eligibility for IIT?
Ans- Candidates must have at least 75% in their 10+2th exam and a top cut-off score which can be varied as per various IITs. If SC/ST or Physically Handicapped, 10% of the relaxation in 10+2 score will be provided.
Q5- Is there any age limit for JEE?
Ans- As per the official notification, there is no clause of any kind of age limit in JEE Main 2019 Notification. Students appeared or appearing their 12th board exam in 2017,2018, and 2019 respectively can apply for this exam.
Q6- Can we get NIT through JEE Mains?
Ans- Yes, to be eligible for NIT counselling, it is not mandatory to score enough to be eligible for JEE advanced. So you can get NIT admission through JEE Main by clearing JEE Main exam with required rank and clearing counselling process with expected performance.
Q7- Is JEE necessary for engineering?
Ans- Nope, there are various other exams to provide engineering admissions into India. JEE is required only if you want to get admission into colleges like NITs or IITs. However, various other colleges also accept the JEE score to provide admissions.
Q8- What is the minimum age for IIT JEE?
Ans- As per the age clause, the student must be at least 17 years old to be eligible for the JEE Main exam.
Q9- How many subjects are there in JEE Main for engineers?
Ans- JEE Main will have three subjects into the exam pattern for engineering students. The paper will be known as Paper- I and will consist of Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.
Q 10- What is the difference between IIT and JEE?
Ans- JEE is an exam being conducted by NTA since 2019 for admissions into top engineering courses in India. While IIT is a group of colleges built by the government and which are being considered as top Indian colleges for engineering.
Q 11- Which is the largest IIT?
Ans- IIT, Kharagpur is being known as the largest IIT campus in India with 2100 acres.
Q 12- How can I study for JEE?
Ans- To study for JEE, it is advised for students to attempt mock tests, attempt question papers, Prepare the subjects chapter-wise and work on the weaker points first.
Q 13- Which is the number 1 IIT in India?
Ans- IIT Kharagpur is being considered as a topmost IIT College for engineering admissions.
You must take your JEE (Main) preparation seriously even though the exam will be conducted twice a year. You should give your best shot in the first attempt itself so that you don’t have to appear in the exam the second time or at least worry about your performance.
More than 800 engineering colleges in India accept JEE Main score for admission. JEE Main is also the preliminary or qualifying exam to appear in JEE Advanced which is for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and some other institutes.
Last year around 929198 candidates appeared for JEE Main Paper 1 exam and 180052 candidates appeared for Paper 2 exam in the first attempt. Whereas for the second attempt or April attempt, nearly 9 lakh candidates registered out of which 70% candidates have appeared in January attempt. Read on to find out everything about JEE Main 2020. According to the JEE Notification, JEE Main exam will be based on the CBSE syllabus of Class 11 and 12. Students can access JEE study materials for free on Embibe. There are also innumerable free JEE practice questions available on Embibe. Embibe also provides free JEE mock tests which are of the same level as the actual exam. It has been found that students score the same marks in the actual JEE Main exam as their score in the Embibe tests. Also, with Embibe’s Advanced Test Analysis and Personalised Guidance, Embibe guarantees score improvement.
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