JEE Main 2020 Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Preparation Tips, Result

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JEE Main is one of most popular entrance examination among the students seeking admission in engineering courses. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the JEE Main Examination from the year 2019. Till 2018, the JEE Main exam was conducted by Central Borad of Secondary Examination (CBSE). Candidates seeking admission in undergraduate engineering degree courses like 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 JEE Main 2020 registration process, application form, examination pattern, syllabus and important dates.

Quick Overview of the JEE Main 2020 Exam

Exam Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based Test)
Course offered B.Tech. /B.Arch./B.E./B.  Planning.
Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 12th passed or its equivalent exam with 5 subjects.
Date of Birth Born on or after 1st October 1995
Compulsory Subject Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with any other two subjects.
Number of Attempts in JEE Main 3 attempts
Language of Question Paper English, Hindi and Gujarati
Eligibility for JEE Advanced Qualified candidates of JEE Main 2020
Mode of Application Form Online only
Duration of Exam 3.00 hours
Marking Scheme +4 marks for every correct answer.
Negative Marking Applicable. 1 marks will be deducted for each wrong attempt.
Type of questions Objective 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 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 tentative exam schedule of the JEE Main 2020 here in the table below:

January 2020 Exam

Exam Events Dates
Application form releasing date September 2019
Correction in the uploaded image September 2019
Availability of Mock test September 2019
Last date for submission of application form September 2019
Date of Exam January 2020
Announcement of the result February 2020

April 2020 Exam Dates

Events Dates
 JEE Main Application form release  date February 2019
Start of correction in the  uploaded images February 2019
Availability of Mock test February 2019
Last date for application submission February 2019
Date of Exam April 2019
Declaration of Result May 2019

JEE Main 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, candidates 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.
  • 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:

Papers Offline (Pen & Paper Based) Online (Computer Based)
General/

OBC Male

SC/ST/PwD/

Females

General/OBC Male SC/ST/PwD/

Females

Fee for those who opted exam centre in India
Paper I or II 1000 500 500 250
Paper I & II 1800 900 1300 650
Fee for those who opted exam centre in foreign country
Paper I or II 2500 1250 2500 1250
Paper I & II 3800 1900 3800 1900


Note
: 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.

JEE Main 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.

JEE Main 2020 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 Type Objective type questions
Medium of Language Hindi & English
Exam Duration 3.00 hours (4.00 hours for disable candidate)
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer
Negative Marking 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer 


JEE Main Paper-II

Mode of Exam Offline 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 Type Objective type questions
Medium of Language Hindi & English
Exam Duration 3.00 hours (4.00 hours for disable candidate)
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. However, 2 descriptive question will be of 70 marks.
Negative Marking 1 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.
  • 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.

JEE Main 2020 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 following things in mind:

  • No one will be allowed to appear in the entrance test without having 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.

JEE Main Answer Key 2020

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 2020 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 2020 Counselling

  • 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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10 COMMENTS

  1. What is top 20 percentile of cbse 2017 and if my %age is under Top 20%percentile m I able to get admission in iit or not plz reply

    • For admission in IITs, you should have scored 75% or should be in top 20% students (20% of total passed) who have passed in a particular year from an Education Board.

  2. Sir I appeared in jee main 2017 while I was studying in 9th standard and for this I have to submitted my adhar no. So can I appear in jee when I will be in 12th???

  3. Sir I appeared in Jee main 2020, while I was studying in 11th, I will give final Exm 12th in march 2020, so can I appear in Jee main 2020 ?

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