JEE Main Examination 2020

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Brief Introduction:

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is a national level undergraduate entrance examination in India conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) to offer admission to B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch and B. Plan courses at the IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) across the country. Various other institutions also consider JEE Main Score to offer admission in engineering courses. Only the top 2.5 lakh score holders in JEE Main 2020 will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced which is conducted by one of the seven zonal IITs (IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, and IIT Guwahati) under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB).

Exam Pattern:

The JEE (Main)-2020 will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session. The students will have the following benefits of the new pattern:
  • This will give one more opportunity to the students to improve their scores in the examination if they fail to give their best in the first attempt without wasting their whole academic year.
  • In the first attempt, the students will get the first-hand experience of taking an examination and to know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the second time.
  • This will reduce the chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.
  • If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control, then he/she won’t have to wait for one full year.
  • The student’s best of the two NTA scores will be considered for the preparation of Merit List/ Ranking. The first JEE (Main) – 2020 was held in January 2020 whereas the second will be held in April 2020.
B.E. /B. Tech.: Question Paper will have a total of 75 questions of 300 marks with 25 questions per subject - Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Numerical Value-based questions have been added to the paper pattern of all the 3 papers. All Sections will be conducted in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only.
B. Arch.: Question Paper will have a total of 77 questions of 400 marks from the three main sections – Mathematics (25 Questions), Aptitude Test (50 Questions) and Drawing Test (02 Questions). Mathematics and Aptitude will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only and Drawing Test will be in Pen & Paper Based (offline) mode on drawing sheet of A4 size.
B. Planning: Question Paper will have a total of 100 questions of 400 marks from the three main sections – Mathematics (25 Questions), Aptitude Test (50 Questions) and Planning Based Questions (25 Questions). All Sections will be conducted in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only.
Note: B. Arch and B. Planning papers will have mathematics and aptitude sections in common with the third section of drawing or planning based respectively.

The medium of Question Paper:

The question paper will be available in English and Hindi for all JEE Main Exam Centers. Centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli will also have the option of Gujarati Language.

Marking Scheme and Negative Marking:

Correct responses in MCQs and Numeric Value Answer Based questions will be awarded 4 marks each. There will be a deduction of 1 mark for every incorrect MCQ response. There will be no negative marking for incorrect responses in numeric value answer based questions and unattempted questions. Drawing Test in B. Arch paper will have 2 questions for 50 marks each.

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

NTA has released the JEE Main 2020 eligibility criteria for B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Plan papers. Candidates must fulfil all the eligibility conditions to be eligible for JEE Main exam. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020 is as follows:
Age Criteria:
  • There is no age limit for aspirants appearing in the JEE Main
Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination:
  • Candidates who have passed their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 or 2019 are eligible.
  • Those who are appearing in their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2020 are also eligible to appear in the January and April sessions.
  • Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2017 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2020.
Qualifying subjects:
  • B.E. /B. Tech.: Passed qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
  • B. Arch.: Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
  • B. Planning: Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics.
Qualifying marks:
  • To appear in JEE Mains, the minimum qualifying marks (for admission to NITs, IIITs, IITs, and CFTIs) that aspirants require is 75 per cent (aggregate) or be in the top 20 percentile in the Class 12 exam conducted by respective Boards.
  • For reserved candidates, the minimum qualifying marks is 65 per cent.
Total attempts:
  • A candidate is allowed to attempt the exam for three consecutive years.
  • The number of attempts will be six in total – twice each year for three years.

JEE Main 2020 Online Application

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has conducted JEE (Main) January-2020 Examination for admission to Undergraduate. Programs in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), etc. between 06.01.2020 (Monday) to 09.01.2020 (Thursday) and the result of the same has been declared on 17.01.2020 & 23.01.2020.

Now, the NTA announces to conduct JEE (Main) April-2020 Examination for admission to Undergraduate Programs in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), etc. on 05.04.2020 & 07.04.2020 to 09.04.2020 & 11.04.2020. Those Candidates who have already appeared in JEE (Main) January-2020 Examination can appear in JEE (Main) April 2020 Examination for improvement, if they so wish. The candidates who could not appear in the January JEE (Main) 2020 Examination, may also appear in JEE (Main) April-2020 Examination. The candidate’s best of the two NTA scores will be considered for the preparation of Merit List/Ranking.

In order to appear in JEE(Main) April-2020 Examination, the candidates are required to apply only online between 07.02.2020 (Tuesday) to 06.03.2020 (Friday).

Online Application Link: Click here to Apply

Candidates who desire to appear in the test may see the detailed Information Bulletin for JEE (Main) April-2020 available on the website

Important Dates of the examination.

Online submission of Application 07.02.2020 to 06.03.2020
Successful final transaction of fee 07.02.2020 to 07.03.2020
Correction in particulars 08.03.2020 to 12.03.2020
Printing / Downloading of Admit Cards From 20.03.2020 (31st March 2020)
Date of Examination Between 05.04.2020, 07.04.2020 to 09.04.2020 & 11.04.2020 (Postponed)
Display of Question Paper and Answer Keys for inviting challenges. The date shall be displayed on the NTA’s website
Declaration of Result on NTA’s website By 30th April 2020
Detailed Syllabus for JEE main Examination 2020 can be download from the JEE Main Official Website: Link
JEE Main 2020 admit card for April session will be released by NTA on March 20, 2020. Registered candidates can download their Admit cards for JEE Main from the NTA JEE Main official website. To download JEE Main hall ticket, candidates have to login on the website using their credentials.

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket: Direct Download Link (will be available soon)
JEE Main 2020 exam result of January session for Paper 1 for B.E/ B.Tech was declared on January 17 along with the scorecard and the result of JEE Main 2020 (January session) Paper 2 & 3 for B. Arch and B. Planning was declared on January 23 on the official website i.e. The result has been provided in the form of percentile. As per the official notification, a total of 11 candidates scored a 100 percentile in JEE Main January 2020 Session.
  • JEE Main 2020 Result (January session) for BE & B.Tech was declared on 17th January 2020. Click here to check result now.
  • JEE Main 2020 Result for B. Arch & B. Planning courses was released on 23rd January 2020. Click here to check the result.
JEE Main 2020 Result for April session will be announced on April 30. NTA will declare the result of JEE Main 2020 (April Session) at its official website i.e.

Candidates Rank (All India Rank and All India Category Rank) will be announced after the declaration of both sessions results. Candidates rank will be calculated by comparing both the attempts.

The four NTA scores for each of the candidates for the first attempt (January) and second attempt (April) will be merged for the compilation of result and preparation of overall Merit List / Ranking. Those appeared in both the attempts; their best of the two NTA scores will be considered for counselling.

For admission in IITs, candidates have to clear both JEE Main and JEE Advanced examinations. Here we are providing details about JEE Main Result 2020, including scorecard, rank, result dates, rank list, cut-off, etc.

Answer Key:
JEE Main 2020 final answer keys for Paper 1 (BE/B. Tech), Paper 2 (BArch) and Paper 3 (B. Planning) have been released. Final JEE Main Paper 1 (BE/B. Tech) answer key was released on January 17 along with the result and Answer keys for the Paper 2 & 3 were released on January 23.
Candidates can click on the links given below to check the answer key for JEE Main 2020 BE/B. Tech, BArch and B. Plan paper.

Cutoff Marks:
There will be two types of JEE Main 2020 cutoff - Qualifying and Admission. The qualifying cutoff of JEE Main 2020 will consist of the minimum marks that have to be scored to qualify for JEE Advanced. Students must note that the cutoff will be released after the declaration of JEE Main April result. The result of JEE Main 2020 January session will only comprise of the scores of the candidates. Only those candidates who meet the prescribed JEE Main cutoff 2020 will be allowed to attempt JEE Advanced examination for IIT admissions.
Sample Question Paper for JEE Main examination 2020 can be downloaded from the following Official Links:

Note: Please keep visiting this section on a regular basis for the latest news and updates about the JEE Main examination.



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