JEE Main 2020: Admit Card (Out), Exam Date, Syllabus, Preparation Tips

JEE Main 2020 admit card has been released on 6th December 2019. JEE Main is one of the most popular entrance examinations among the students seeking admission in engineering courses. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the JEE Main Examination from the year 2019. Earlier JEE Main exam was conducted by Central Borad of Secondary Examination (CBSE). Candidates seeking admission in undergraduate engineering degree courses like B.E./B.Tech./B. Arch. programmes offered by IITs, NITs, CFTIs and other technical institutes can apply for JEE Main. Those who will qualify the JEE Main will have to appear in the JEE Advanced for admission in IITs. Here interested candidates can check crucial information with regard to NTA JEE Main 2020 registration process, application form, examination pattern, syllabus, and important dates.

Update: The National Testing Agency will conduct JEE Main 2020 January exam from 6th to 11th January 2020. Admit card has been released on 6th December 2019. Check complete details below.

JEE Main 2020 Notification: Released

  • The National Testing Agency has released the official notification for JEE Main 2020 January and April session.
  • The registration process has been started from 3rd September 2019. Candidates must apply as per the prescribed instructions. Click here to check the application form details.
  • The JEE Main 2020 is scheduled to be held from 6th to 11th January 2020 for January Session.
  • We recommend all the students to ensure eligibility before submitting the application form.

JEE Main 2020 – Quick Overview

Exam Conducting AuthorityNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)
Course offeredB.Tech. /B.Arch./B.E./B.  Planning.
Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main12th passed or its equivalent exam with 5 subjects.
Date of BirthBorn on or after 1st October 1995
Compulsory SubjectPhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics with any other two subjects.
Number of Attempts in JEE Main3 attempts
Language of Question PaperEnglish, Hindi and Gujarati
Eligibility for JEE AdvancedQualified candidates of JEE Main 2020
Mode of Application FormOnline only
Duration of Exam3.00 hours
Marking Scheme+4 marks for every correct answer.
Negative MarkingApplicable. 1 marks will be deducted for each wrong attempt.
Type of questionsObjective type

Changes Introduced in JEE Main Exam

The competent authority has introduced some new changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern which are as under:

  • The applicants must know that the JEE Main exam will be conducted twice in a year in the month of January and April through online mode. 
  • The weightage of 12th class marks/percentage will not be taken into consideration for making JEE Main 2020 All India Rank.
  • Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks in the qualifying exam (12th) for admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs while SC/ST candidates should achieve minimum 60% marks to be eligible OR
  • They should be in top 20 percentile in the 12th class exam of the concerned Board.
  • Each candidate should have Aadhar Card Number to make JEE Main application form. However, candidates belonging to Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya States are exempted.
  • Candidates of these States can use their Passport Number, Bank Account Number, Ration Card Number or any Govt. ID Number to appear in the  JEE Main exam.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Schedule

Candidates can check the tentative exam schedule of the JEE Main 2020 here in the table below:

January Exam

Exam EventsDates
Application form releasing date3rd September 2019
Availability of Mock testSeptember 2019
Last date for submission of application form30th September 2019
Last date for fee payment & image uploadingOctober 2019
Application correctionOctober 2019
Admit card release date6th December 2019
Date of Exam6th to 11th January 2020
Announcement of the result31st January 2020

April 2020 Exam Dates

 JEE Main Application form release  date7th February 2020
Start of correction in the  uploaded imagesFebruary 2020
Availability of Mock testFebruary 2020
Last date for application submission7th March 2020
Last date for fee payment & image uploading2nd week of March 2020
Release of admit card16th March 2020
Date of Exam3rd to 9th April 2020
Declaration of Result30th April 2020

Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants should check the eligibility requirements before going ahead to apply online application form for JEE Main. Read the information brochure thoroughly and check all the eligibility criteria. Candidates should ensure their eligibility for JEE Main 2020 exam as per the following criteria:

Age Criteria (Date of Birth)

  • Date of Birth: Those who are born on or after 1st October 1995 are eligible for appearing in JEE Main 2020 exam.
  • However, candidat0s belonging to SC/ST/PwD are eligible for relaxation of 5 years and hence, date of birth must fall on or after 1st October 1990.
  • Candidate’s date of birth marked in higher secondary education (10th) certificate will be taken into consideration.

Qualifying Criteria

  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 (Intermediate) or its equivalent exam from a recognized board/institute in the year 2018 or 2019.
  • Candidates who appeared in the 12th class exam in the year 2017 but could not qualify the exam in the year 2017 are not eligible to appear even qualifying the exam later.
  • They must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in the qualifying exam.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam will also be eligible.
  • The candidates who have completed three years diploma courses will also be eligible.

Number of Attempt Specified

  • The number of attempts for JEE Main is restricted to three only. It means if someone fails to qualify JEE main in the first attempt then he/she can appear in the next two exams.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in IITs, NITs, CFTIs

Candidates must score 75% marks in the 12th examination or should be in top 20 percentile in the respective board for admission in IITs, NITs and CFTIs. However, SC/ST candidates are required to score at least 65% marks.

JEE Main Application Form 2020

The candidates must check the JEE Main 2020 information brochure carefully and read all the information. Those who are meeting the above-mentioned eligibility requirements can apply for JEE Main. Check the following guidelines to make JEE Main Application Form:

  • JEE Main 2020 application form can be submitted via online mode only.
  • Visit the official website of the NTA for submitting the application form. Registration process started from today i.e. 3rd September 2019. 
  • Interested candidates must apply before the last date i.e. 30th September 2019.
  • Candidates have to visit the official website of the concerned authority.
  • Now go for JEE Main registration process.
  • Fill the online application form carefully and remember all the information should be correct in all aspect.
  • Candidate must have Aadhar Enrolment Number as it is mandatory to appear in the exam. Without having a genuine Aadhar Number, one cannot apply for JEE Main.
  • Keep ready scanned photograph, signature and left thumb impression with the specifications as prescribed which will be uploaded with the application.
  • Candidates have to pay the requisite application fee.
  • Take print out of the filled application form for future reference.

Application Fee

Candidates have to pay the required application fee for completion of application process. Application fee can be submitted through net banking, debit/credit card or through e-Challan. The fee structure for JEE Main 2020 is as under:

PapersOffline (Pen & Paper Based)Online (Computer Based)

OBC Male



General/OBC MaleSC/ST/PwD/


Fee for those who opted exam centre in India
Paper I or II1000500500250
Paper I & II18009001300650
Fee for those who opted exam centre in foreign country
Paper I or II2500125025001250
Paper I & II3800190038001900

: Candidates should submit only one application form. More than one application will not be considered. You are also advised to apply online only after satisfying the eligibility requirements. Do not conceal any information while filling up the online application form. Any candidate found misleading the authority, his/her candidature will be cancelled immediately.

Application Form Correction

First of all, we advise all the students to be careful while filling up the online application form. Candidates should fill application form completely without having mistakes. If anyone submits the application for with some errors, the authority will give them chance to make the correction in the application form. However, candidates can change or modify only some of the particulars. Therefore, the candidate should re-check application form before clicking on the submit button.

Exam Pattern

Candidates should know the examination pattern of the JEE Main. You have to prepare according to exam pattern and syllabus of the exam. The entrance exam will consist of two papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II. Check the following information carefully:

JEE Main Paper-I

Mode of Exam

Both online and offline. Candidates should choose one of the option.

Number of questions 90 questions (30 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
Question TypeObjective type questions
Medium of LanguageHindi & English
Exam Duration3.00 hours (4.00 hours for disable candidate)
Marking Scheme4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer
Negative Marking1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer 

JEE Main Paper-II

Mode of ExamOffline i.e. Pen and Paper based
Number of questions 82 questions (Mathematics-30 questions, Aptitude Test- 50 questions and Drawing-2 descriptive type questions)
Subjects Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing
Question TypeObjective type questions
Medium of LanguageHindi & English
Exam Duration3.00 hours (4.00 hours for disable candidate)
Marking Scheme4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. However, 2 descriptive question will be of 70 marks.
Negative Marking1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

JEE Main Important Points

  • First of all, candidates should follow the instruction mentioned in the admit card while appearing in the exam.
  • Carry permissible items as specified in the admit card and do not carry restricted items like Calculator, Mobile phone, Bluetooth and any other electronic gazette in the examination hall.
  • Do no leave examination hall till the invigilator permits to leave to the examination hall.
  • The answer sheet should be neat and clean and remain wrinkle free.
  • Use question booklet and blank paper for rough work.
  • Any act of misconduct will cost heavily and the competent authority will take appropriate action.
  • Negative marking is applicable hence do not attempt questions blindly.

Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2020 Exam

Candidates should make a proper strategy to crack the JEE Main 2020 exam. Here are the tips for better preparation:

  • First off all be physically and mentally fit and stay calm and healthy because a healthy body and mind can achieve more.
  • Make a strict time table for routine study and follow it passionately.
  • Go through the complete JEE Main 2020 syllabus and exam pattern because it is very important to know about exam pattern and syllabus to crack the exam.
  • Candidates should have a very good command over 11th and 12th standard subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Start your preparation with NCERT books and previous year question papers.
  • Candidates should make note of important topics for revision at last time.
  • Practice more on the subject or topic on which you are facing difficulty.
  • Students should not depend on coaching centre study material only. They should collect some best book available in the market for the preparation of JEE Main exam.
  • Practice hard and solve the model papers and sample questions within a certain time period.
  • It is very much important to manage time while appearing in the exam hence, it requires lots of practice.
  • Read entire question paper carefully and without wasting time start solving questions.
  • Solve easy question first and then start solving other question keeping in mind time remaining.
  • Candidates should not take unnecessary burden or stress because it can reflect on your performance.
  • Hard work, routine study and positive approach will lead you to the success. 

JEE Main Syllabus 2020

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus will be different for both the paper. Paper-I will include the subject Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics whereas Paper-II will consist of Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing. Paper-I will be based on 11th and 12th standard syllabus. Candidates can prepare from 11th and 12th standard books. However, for detailed topic candidates should check the official notification from the official website.

Admit Card

The candidates who have successfully submitted the JEE Main 2020 application form will get the admit card prior to the examination. Admit card will be available on the official website probably in the first week of March 2020. Candidate can download the admit card with the help of required information such as roll number and details of the 12th class or its equivalent exam. Candidates should keep the following things in mind:

  • No one will be allowed to appear in the entrance test without having a valid  JEE main admit card.
  • You must show the admit card when invigilator or any other concerned person ask you to do the same.
  • Candidates should ensure that the information stated in the admit card should be correct whether it is candidate’s name, dob, exam date etc. If any candidates find any discrepancy then he/she must report it to the competent authority.
  • Must carry admit card along with valid identity proof like Aadhar Card, Voter Card, Driving Licence, Passport etc. while going for the exam.
  • Download your admit card without any unnecessary delay and keep it safe until the entire examination process gets over.
  • Follow all the instructions of invigilator and do not indulge in any unnecessary act.

Answer Key

On successful completion of the JEE Main 2020 exam, the CBSE will publish the answer keys and scanned copy of OMR sheet for both Paper-I and Paper-II in the month of April 2020. Candidate can check the same from the official website. Now, with the help of answer keys and OMR sheet, candidates can check their answers and also can calculate the expected score. If someone found any discrepancy in the answer keys, he/she can approach to the concerned authority by paying Rs.1000/question.

JEE Main Result

  • The concerned authority will publish the JEE Main result on its official portal.
  • Candidates can avail their result using their roll number and date of birth.
  • The result of JEE Main (Paper-I) will be announced probably in the month of April 2020.
  • Following result, All India Rank for Paper-II will be declared in the month of May 2020.
  • Admission in NITs, IITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFTIs and others will be based on All India Rank (AIR)
  • The competent authority will not send Rank card to any individual via post.

JEE Main Cut-Off 2020

Selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of JEE Main cut off marks. Cut-off marks will be released after completion of the exam. Based on cut-off marks, qualified candidates will be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced. The score below cut off marks means the candidate failed to qualify the exam.

JEE Main Counselling 2020

  • The candidates who will secure their name in the merit list will be called for appearing in the counselling.
  • The counselling process will commence from the first week of July 2020.
  • All India Rank will be considered for admission.
  • It is mandatory to attend counselling for admission.

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