The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2020 examination is going to be held in two sessions- once in January and second in April 2020. Conducted by NTA since 2019, the most competitive engineering entrance exam is crafted exclusively for aspiring engineers to get admission in various B.Tech, BE, B.Arch, etc. courses. After qualifying the first stage i.e. JEE Main exam 2020, candidates can sit for the JEE Advanced 2020 for admission in IITs and ISM Dhanbad. Amongst other prominent institutes, NITs, CFTIs, etc. accept the JEE Main scores for offering admission.
Note- The National Testing Agency has conducted the JEE Main 2020 January session exam from 6th to 11th January 2020. However, the April session exam has been postponed due to COVID-19. The exam was scheduled to be held on 5th, 7th to 9th, and 11th April 2020.
The entrance exam is now conducted twice in a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Those who didn’t make it to the list in the previous year and wish to re-appear next year or candidates who are gearing up for the exam for the very first time, check this space out to obtain information pertaining to the latest changes, important dates, eligibility criteria and many more.
JEE Main 2020 Important Dates:
January Session –
|Availability of application forms||3rd September 2019|
|Last date of application submission||10th October 2019|
|JEE Main 2020 admit cards||6th December 2019|
|JEE Main 2020 Exam||6th to 11th January 2020|
|Final answer key availability||January 2020|
|Results declaration||19 January 2020 (Paper 1)|
31st January 2020 (Paper 2)
April session –
The April session exam has been postponed. The important dates are as under:
|Availability of application forms||6th February 2020|
|Last date of application submission||12th March 2020|
|JEE Main 2020 admit cards||To be announced later|
|JEE Main 2020 Exam|
|Final answer key availability|
JEE Main 2020 Application Process:
The application form can be availed at the official portal of https://jeemain.nic.in. Before you go ahead and get registered for the exam, you must possess a few mandatory documents including Aadhaar card, email ID, valid phone number, Class X and XII details and scanned copies of signature and passport-size photograph. Once you have all these documents ready, visit the JEE Main official portal.
- Step 1: Candidates need to undergo the authentication process through Aadhaar number.
- Step 2: Online application filling.
- Step 3 verifies your mobile number and email ID.
- Step 4 requires you upload scanned documents (signature and photograph).
- Step 5: Application fee remittance.
- Step 6: Take a printout of the application acknowledgement page.
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JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern:
NTA will conduct Joint Entrance Examination Main 2020 exam in the month of January and April 2020. There will be two papers – Paper I will have questions from B.Tech./B.E and Paper II will comprise questions from B.Planning/B.Arch. However, there have been some changes introduced by MHRD.
Key Changes that Took Place in 2017: Keeping a track of all the latest developments or changes to the Main exam is the wisest thing that a JEE Main aspirant should do. In 2017, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India brought a few significant changes in the pattern.
Firstly, no weightage would be given to the Class XII marks in the Main exam. Secondly, candidates must have passed 12th Class with a minimum 75% marks or they should have ranked among the top 20 percentile by the respective Boards (for admission in the IITs, IITs, NITs and other CFTIs). Candidates belonging to reserved categories can show 65% in the class XIIth examination.
Note: Even if there is no weightage given to the class 12th marks, it is mandatory to secure at least the above-mentioned percentile to be eligible for the exam. The exam pattern for JEE Main also states –
Exam Mode for Paper I & Paper II: Paper I will be conducted online through Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
Paper II will be conducted through both online and offline mode as under:
- Part-I (Mathematics) – Computer Based Test
- Part-II (Aptitude Test) – Computer Based Test
- Part-III (Drawing Test) – Pen & Paper Based
Paper I Pattern for B.Tech and B.E
|Subject||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
Paper II Pattern for B.Arch and B.Plan
|Subject||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
Medium: Candidates will have questions in two languages – English and Hindi.
Duration: Three hours.
Marking Scheme- For every correct answer, there are +4 marks. Negative marking would be awarded for every wrong or multiple answers. There would be 0.25 marks deduction.
JEE Main 2020 Syllabus:
Are you well-versed with the syllabus of Class XI and XII (ICSE, CBSE & other boards)? It will be easy for you to score well in the exam. The JEE Main syllabus will have topics from Class 11th and 12th. The Paper I consists of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. The Paper II syllabi comprise Part 1 and Part 2, which are mostly Mathematics, Drawing and Aptitude.
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JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria:
- Those who have passed class 12th or equivalent examination in the year 2018 or 2019. Candidates who will be appearing in Class 12th examination 2020 are also eligible for the JEE Main 2020.
- Candidates who have passed class 12th in 2017 or before and those who will be appearing in the examination in 2021 or later are not eligible for the 2020 exam.
- Candidates must have opted for at least 5 subjects in the qualifying examination. Those who have passed class 12th examinations with four subjects are not eligible for the JEE Main 2020.
Those born on or after 01st October 1995 are eligible for the exam. Relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit will be provided for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories. Please note that only the DOB mentioned in the Secondary Education Board certificate will be considered.
JEE Main Admit Card 2020
The National Testing Agency (NTA), the newly appointed exam-conducting body, will issue the hall tickets for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main exam both the phases. The admit cards for the January session will be released on 6th December 2019 and for the April session on 16th March 2020. The admit card can only be accessed online using the registration number and password.
Downloading the admit card is easy and hassle-free. Visit the official website of JEE Main, use login credentials and take a print. Admit card must be kept safe till the end of the admission process.
JEE Main Result 2020
NTA will release the JEE Main score for both Paper-1 and Paper-2 after considering candidates’ performance in both the sessions’ papers. The best of the two scores were considered for making the All India Merit list. The scores of both the papers are available at the official website. Candidates can check the scores using their registration numbers and passwords. Here are the important dates related to the JEE Main result 2020:
|Papers/Sessions||Result Declaration Dates|
|Paper 1 (January session)||19th January 2020|
|Paper 2 (January session)||31st January 2020|
|Paper 1 (April session)||To be announced later|
|Paper 2 (April session)|
Note: JEE Main Results 2020 for January session and April session are declared. You can check your result at jeemain.nic.in
Candidates can check their scorecard by logging in to the authorised website of JEE Main. National Testing Agency, formed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, has been entrusted with the responsibilities to administer the Joint Entrance Examination Main for admission to UG programmes in IIITs, NITs and CFTIs.
JEE Main Counselling 2020
The JEE Main admissions 2020 will begin after the completion of January and April exams. The result of the First was declared on 31st January and the result date of the second session will be announced later. The admission process will take place after that. Though NTA will conduct the exam and declare the result, JoSAA has been entrusted with the responsibilities to carry out the JEE Main admission procedure.
JoSAA, which is also known as Joint Seat Allocation Authority, will begin the process for all the eligible students. The dates for counselling will also be announced later after the COVID-19 situation will become normal. The qualified candidates will be required to participate in the JEE Main 2020 counselling and seat allotment process in online mode. JoSAA will allot seats based on the candidates’ performance and merit.
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JEE Main 2020 FAQs:
Q: I’m a NIOS student. Can I apply for the exam?
A: Yes, you can.
Q: What if the application form shows some mistake. Can it be corrected?
A: Yes, the application form can be corrected after the submission. The Board will offer just a one-time facility to do the correction.
Q: Do applicants need to take both the papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2?
A: Not necessarily! They can take the papers as per their preferences. Paper 1 is for B.Tech and B.E courses, whereas paper 2 is for B.planning and B.Arch courses.
Q: Will my candidature be cancelled if I submit multiple applications by mistake?
A: No. You are still eligible to appear for the exam. There will be one admit card issued on your name (the similar-looking applications will be merged). Moreover, you can opt for the application number that the Board wants to consider.
Q: Can a candidate take the exam if he fails in one subject in Class XII exam in 2018?