JEE Main 2020 Registration, Exam Date, Pattern, Eligibility, Cut-off

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) is a national level entrance exam conducted by NTA to offer admissions to BE/BTech, BPlan and BArch courses at the IIITs, NITs and other top engineering institutions across the country. JEE Main is also the qualifying test for appearing in JEE Advanced which is the entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate programs offered by all the IITs present in India. 


JEE Main 2020 Highlights:

JEE-MAIN 2020 Registrations starts from 3rd Sep. Apply here

From this there are some changes in the Exam Pattern. Check Here

The Registration will close on last week of  Sep, 2020 and Application fee will be Upto 1st week of Oct,2020. 

JEE-MAIN Exam will be conducted in 3 papers from this year i.e for B.Tech/B.E, B.Arch and B.Plan.

The Admit card will be available by 1st week Dec,2020. 

Abroad Candidates have to appear at their exam centers (out of India) as per IST (Indian Standard Time) only, said NTA.

The candidates can now give Mock Tests for JEE Main at https://ntatpc.in/

NTA has provided Content-Based Lectures for JEE Main at the official website.

JEE Main 2020 Tentative Schedule:

Events
January Session Dates
April Session Dates

Application form available

3rd September 2019

February 7, 2020

Last date for application submission

11th October 2019

March 7, 2020

Application correction

14th – 20th October 2019 (Tentative)

March 2020(Tentative)

Availability of admit card

6th December 2019

March 16, 2020

Exam date

6th – 11th January 2020

April 3 – 9, 2020

Result announcement

31st Jan 2020

30th April 2020

All India JEE Rank Declaration

March 2020 (Tentative)

May 2020 (Tentative)

 

JoSAA 2020 Counselling Dates:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Start of Registration and Choice Filling
June 16, 2020 (10 am)(Tentative)
Commencement of Choice Filling for AAT 2019
June 21, 2020 (Tentative)
Display of Mock Seat Allocation-1 based on the choices filled-in by candidates as on June 21, 2019 (5 pm)
June 22, 2020 (10 am) (Tentative)
Display of Mock Seat Allocation-2 based on the choices filled-in by candidates as on June 23, 2019 (5 pm)
June 24, 2020 (10 am) (Tentative)
End of JoSAA 2019 Registration and Choice Filling
June 25, 2020 (5 pm) (Tentative)
Reconciliation of data, seat allocation, verification and validation
June 26, 2020 (Tentative)
Seat allocation - Round 1
June 27, 2020 (10 am) (Tentative)
Round 1 - Document verification and acceptance of seat by reporting at Reporting Centres
June 28 to July 2, 2020 (10 am to 5 pm) (Tentative)
Display of seats filled/availability status
July 3, 2020 (10 am) (Tentative)
Seat allocation - Round 2
July 3, 2020 (5 pm) (Tentative)
Round 2 - Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat by reporting at Reporting Centres
July 4 to 5, 2020 (10 am to 5 pm) (Tentative)
Display of seats filled/availability status
July 6, 2020 (10 am) (Tentative)
Seat allocation - Round 3
July 6, 2020 (5 pm) (Tentative)
Round 3 - Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat by reporting at Reporting Centres
July 7 to 8, 2020 (10 am to 5 pm) (Tentative)
Display of seats filled/availability status
July 9, 2020 (10 am) (Tentative)
Seat allocation - Round 4
July 9, 2020 (5 pm) (Tentative)
Round 4 - Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat by reporting at Reporting Centres
July 10 to 11, 2020 (10 am to 5 pm) (Tentative)
Display of seats filled/availability status
July 12, 2020 (10 am) (Tentative)
Seat allocation - Round 5
July 12, 2020 (5 pm) (Tentative)
Round 5 - Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat by reporting at Reporting Centres
July 13 to 14, 2020 (10 am to 5 pm) (Tentative)
Display of seats filled/availability status
July 15, 2020 (10 am) (Tentative)
Seat allocation - Round 6
July 15, 2020 (5 pm) (Tentative)
Round 6 - Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat by reporting at Reporting Centres. Last round for seat withdrawal for IITs
July 16 to 17, 2020 (10 am to 5 pm) (Tentative)
Display of seats filled/availability status
July 19, 2020 (10 am) (Tentative)
Seat allocation - Round 7
July 19, 2020 (5 pm) (Tentative)
Round 7 - Document verification and acceptance/withdrawal of seat by reporting at Reporting Centres. Last round for seat withdrawal at participating institutesJuly 19 to 23, 2020 (Tentative)


JEE Main 2020 Admit Card:

The JEE Main admit card will be released by the NTA on its official website by providing your login credentials. The admit card is the most essential document required inside the examination hall. Without the admit card the candidate won't be allowed to appear the exam. Candidate must provide the hard copy of the admit card to the examiner and must keep it safely afterward too. The admit card will also be required during the counseling process.


Steps to Download the JEE Main Admit Card

Go to the official website of JEE Main

Click on the JEE Main admit card login tab

Select the login options from these:

Download admit card through application number and password 

Download admit card through application number and date of birth

Enter the required credentials

The admit card will be displayed on the screen

Download and take a print out of the admit card


Details Present in the Admit Card

Roll number

Candidate's name

Application number

Father's name

Course name

Date of birth

Gender

Category

State of eligibility

Candidate's photograph

PwD Status

Test city and centre code

Date and shift of examination

Paper (Paper-I/Paper-II/Paper-III)

Photograph of the candidate

Candidate and parent signature

Important instructions


In case of Problems Regarding Admit Card

In any case of problem regarding the admit card (may it be a problem in any detail or downloading), candidates can contact the JEE Main Secretariat for necessary action (between 10 AM to 5 PM). The JEE Main helpline numbers are:

7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526


Forgot the Password?

Follow these steps you you have forgot your JEE Main password:

Go to the official website of JEE Main

Click on the “Forgot Password” link

Answer the security question

A verification code will be sent to the registered mobile number

A password reset link will be sent to the registered email ID

Click on the reset password link and create a new password

Use the new password to download the admit card


Things to carry inside the exam hall

JEE Main admit card

A photo ID proof (Aadhaar card/ voter ID card/ driving license/ PAN card/ passport)

Fruits, sugar tablets, and transparent water bottles (for diabetic candidates)


JEE Main 2020 Syllabus:

The syllabus of JEE Main (for B.E/B.Tech) has the following subjects:

Mathematics

Physics

Chemistry

Detailed Syllabus:
MathematicsPhysicsChemistry
Vectors
Thermodynamics
Gaseous and Liquid State
Geometry
Semiconductors
Atomic Structure
Sequence and Series
Electromagnetic WavesChemical Kinetics
Determinant and Matrices
Gravitation
Electrochemistry
Definite Integral
Alternating Current
Chemical Bonding
Probability Distribution
Wave Optics
Surface Chemistry
Functions
Electromagnetic Induction
Coordination Compound
Limits and Continuity
Oscillations
D Block Elements
Application of Derivatives
Kinematics
Alkyl Halides
Quadratic Equation
Current Electricity
P Block Elements
Binomial Theorem
Electrostatics
General Organic Chemistry
The area under the Curve
Magnetic Effects of Current
Carboxylic Acids
Complex Numbers
Properties of Matter
Aldehydes and Ketones
Differentiability
Magnetism
Nuclear Chemistry


To get more detailed knowledge about JEE Main Syllabus for B.E/B. Tech, B.Arch, and B.Planning click here


JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern:


For B.E/B.Tech (Online mode exam):
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks
Physics25 (20+5*)100
Chemistry25 (20+5*)
100
Mathematics25 (20+5*)
100
Total75300

* 20 MCQ questions and 5 special questions (to be filled with  numerical value)


Marking Scheme:

MCQ questions: +4 marks for each correct answer and -1 mark for each incorrect answer

Non-MCQ questions: +4 marks for each correct answer and0 marks for each incorrect answer


Method of Resolving Ties:

Tie between the candidates having equal scores will be resolved in the following descending order:

NTA score in Mathematics

 NTA score in Physics

NTA score in Chemistry

Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper

Candidates older in Age


For B.Arch (Part I & II online mode and Part III offline mode exam):
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks
Mathematics-Part I
25 (20+5*)100
Aptitude Test-Part II
50200
Drawing Test –Part III
2100
Total77400

* 20 MCQ questions and 5 special questions (to be filled with  numerical value)


Marking Scheme:

MCQ questions: +4 marks for each correct answer and -1 mark for each incorrect answer

Non-MCQ questions: +4 marks for each correct answer and0 marks for each incorrect answer

Drawing Test: Two questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks


Method of Resolving Ties:

Tie between the candidates having equal scores will be resolved in the following descending order:

NTA score in Mathematics

NTA score in Aptitude Test

NTA score in Drawing Test

Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper

Candidates older in age


For B.Planning (Online mode exam):
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks
Mathematics-Part I 
25 (20+5*)100
Aptitude Test-Part II 
50200
Planning Based MCQs25100
Total100400

* 20 MCQ questions and 5 special questions (to be filled with  numerical value)


Marking Scheme:

MCQ questions: +4 marks for each correct answer and -1 mark for each incorrect answer

Non-MCQ questions: +4 marks for each correct answer and0 marks for each incorrect answer


Method of Resolving Ties:

Tie between the candidates having equal scores will be resolved in the following descending order:

NTA score in Mathematics

NTA score in Aptitude Test

NTA score in Planning Based Questions

Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper

Candidate older in age


JEE Main 2020 Cut Off:

The JEE Main 2020 Cut Off mark will be declared online soon by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The result of Paper I have been released two weeks before the scheduled date by the authorities on the official website of JEE main. The students who appeared for the Paper I will be able to check out the cutoff mark by using their login credentials (Application Number & Password) on the official website.

Factors affecting cut-off:

Number of aspirants appearing for JEE Main

The difficulty level of the exam

Total number of seats available

Total number of qualified candidates

Previous year cut-off

JEE Main Cut-off (2016 - 2019):



JEE Main 2020 Application form


Steps to Apply:


1. Registration:

Go to the official website of JEE Main

Click on "Registration"

Fill all the required details and submit

Your application number and password will be generated


2. Completion of Application Form:
  • Login using the application number and password generated
  • Choose your choice of paper (B.E/B. Tech or B.Arch or B.Planning)
  • Provide your personal details
  • Provide academic details
  • Choose your city preferences


3. Uploading Documents:
  • Photo: JPG/JPEG format of size 10KB to 200KB
  • Signature: JPG/JPEG format of size 4KB to 30KB


4. Payment

Payment can be made through debit/credit card/net banking account/UPI/PAYTM Service. After successful payment, the confirmation page is printed. If the confirmation page is not generated, then the transaction is canceled and the candidate has to approach the bank for the refund. The candidate can then have to make another payment to successfully apply.


Necessary Documents during applying:
  • Valid E-mail Id & Mobile Number
  • Valid debit/credit card/net banking account/UPI/PAYTM Service
  • Class 10th certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Caste Certificate for SC/ST
  • Scanned clear passport photograph in JPG/JPEG format (size between 10 kb-200 kb)
  • Class 12th mark sheet
  • Scanned clear signature in JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb-30 kb)
  • A computer with good internet connectivity
  • A printer connected to the system to print the confirmation page

Foreign candidates who are interested to apply also need to submit all the above documents including the citizenship certificate/Passport of both the parents.


JEE Main 2020 Application Fee:

The application fee of JEE Main is non-refundable and is accepted through online mode of payment or through e-challan.

Exam
Category
Application fee in India
Application fee outside India
Paper 1 or Paper 2 (B.E./B.Tech.)
General/ OBC (Non-creamy layer)

Boys- 500

Girls- 250

Boys- 2000

Girls- 1000

Paper 1 or Paper 2 (B.E./B.Tech.)
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender

Boys- 250

Girls- 250

Boys- 1000

Girls- 1000

Both Paper 1 & Paper 2
Gen/OBC-NCL

Boys-900

Girls- 450

Boys- 3000

Girls- 1500

Both Paper 1 & Paper 2
SC/ST/PwD & Transgender

Boys- 450

Girls- 450

Boys- 1500

Girls- 1500


Changes to JEE Main:
  • JEE Main will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) twice a year. That is in January and April.
  • Age Limit has been removed and candidates who have passed their class 12th in 2017, 2018 or appearing in 2019 can apply irrespective of their age.
  • Application fees of candidates for different categories for JEE Main 2019 have been reduced.
  • Nearly 1.5 lakh common service centers have been notified where students can fill the application form, pay fees, upload documents and download admit cards at a very nominal fee.
  • Paper-I will be completed in two shifts and Paper-II will be of one shift.
  • JEE Main will be conducted in computer-based (Online) mode whereas the drawing section of Paper 2 will be conducted with pen and paper-based. 
  • Almost 3400 Practice centers have been set up by NTA across the country for the students.
  • Mock tests and Sample Papers are available online which can be downloaded and practiced at home or at practice centers.
  • Candidates can appear in any one of the 2 exams or both the exams. The higher score of the two exams will be considered for admissions.
  • The exam will have multiple sessions and the total slots are of eight for both the January and April exams. 
  • The number of test cities is increased to 264 and that of abroad has been reduced to 9 (Dhaka is no longer an option).
  • The candidates which are applying for JEE Main 2020 Paper-II must have scored 50% individually in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% aggregate marks in 10+2th standard or equivalent examination.
The registration process for EWS Reservation:

There is the relevancy of the 10% Economically Weaker Section reservation for candidates applying for JEE MAIN 2019 so the candidates belonging to this category have to mention it in the application form and here is the applying process-

  • Visit the official website i.e jee main.nic.in.
  • Click on the application form link given there.
  • During the form fill up, mark yourself as EWS category
  • Save the form by putting accurate details.


Total Candidates who appeared JEE Main 2019:



JEE Main 2020 Counselling:

The counseling session for JEE Main occurs soon after the announcement of the result. The counseling session is a vital portion of the selection procedure. A candidate must attain the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).


Participating Institutes:

A total of 93 institutes participate in the seat allocation procedure through JoSAA

Name of InstituteTotal Colleges
Total Seats
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
2310,988
National Institute of Technology (NIT)
3117,868
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)
233,433
Government Funded Technical Institutes
203,919
Top 10 NIT Colleges participating:
Sr. No.InstituteLocationTotal Seats
1NIT Trichy
Tamil Nadu
814
2NIT Rourkela
Odisha
850
3NIT Surathkal
Karnataka
740
4NIT Warangal
Telangana
800
5Motilal Nehru NIT
Uttar Pradesh
814
6Visvesvaraya NIT
Maharashtra
746
7NIT Calicut
Kerala
937
8Sardar Vallabhbhai NIT
Gujarat
873
9NIT Silchar
Assam
632 
10NIT Durgapur
West Bengal
672


JoSAA Seat Matrix for IIIT'S

JEE Main 2020 Result:

The final score for the exam of JEE Main will be declared on the 31st of January. To check the result, the candidates have to go through the official website of JEE Main. For BArch admission, the candidates will be needing their Application Number of JEE Main 2020 and Date of Birth/Password.


Steps to Check the Result:

Go to the official website of JEE Main

Click on the link of JEE Main 2020 result

Enter your JEE Main Application Number and password/ date of birth

The scorecard will appear on the screen

Download and take a print out of the scorecard


Details mentioned on the scorecard:

Name of the Candidate

Roll number

Date of Birth

Name of parents

Nationality and Category of the candidate

Sectional marks obtained

Total marks obtained

All India Rank and Category Rank

JEE Advanced Qualifying Status


JEE-MAIN 2019 April Exam Result Declared, Check your results here

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key:

The JEE Main 2020 answer key will be released by the NTA for Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech), Paper 2 (B.Arch) and Paper 3 (B.Planning). Candidates can view the answer key of all the papers after it is available on its official website soon after the exam is conducted. The JEE Main final answer key 2020 contains the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. The facility to challenge JEE Main April 2020 answer keys will also be available after publication of official answer keys.


Steps to Check the Answer Key:

Go to the official website of JEE Main

Click on "JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys"

Enter your JEE Main Application Number and Password/Date of Birth and submit

Select your exam mode, date and slot

The answer key will be displayed on your screen.


JEE Main 2020 Eligibility:

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria carefully before filling of application for the JEE Main 2020: The following are the eligibility criteria from below:

Age Limit

Date of Birth: Must fall on or after 1st October 1995.

Date of Birth for SC/ST & PwD candidates:  Fall on or after 1st October 1990.


Attempt Limit

Candidates can appear a maximum three times for the JEE Mains exam.

Attempted limits are the same for all the categories.

Candidates can appear for a maximum of two consecutive years for JEE advanced.


Educational Qualification:

For B.Planning: The candidates must have passed qualifying exams with 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying exams.

For B.E/B. Tech: The applicants must have passed qualifying exams with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocation subjects.

For B.Arch: The candidates must have passed the qualifying examination with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry. 


Reservation Criteria:




JEE Main 2020 FAQs:

Q: What is the minimum mark required to get admission at NITs?
A: The minimum score required to secure a position at the NITs is 94 or 95 percent.

Q: What is the mode of the exam?
A: The entrance exam of JEE Main is conducted by online mode only.

Q: Are there any changes in the syllabus for JEE Main 2020?
A: No. There is no change in the syllabus of JEE Main 2020.

Q: When will the Application Form Correction window for JEE Main 2020 be active?
A:  Application Form Correction window will open from October 11, 2019 to October 17, 2019.

Q: What is the pass mark for JEE MAIN 2020?
A:  The candidate should have passed 12th in science with a minimum of 50% marks with subject Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry, etc.

Q: Is there any facility to edit the application form of JEE MAIN?
A:  Yes you can bring changes to your application form during the form correction process. The correction process for JEE MAIN 2020 is going to be held between 11-17 Oct 2019.

Q: If there is any issue created during the application fee, what can be done?
A: If you face situations like transaction fail or something then you need to pay the fees again and if your balance is deducted due to any technical failure then 

Q: What is the age restriction for JEE MAIN?
A: Age Limit has been removed and candidates who have passed their class 12th in 2017, 2018 or appearing in 2019 can apply irrespective of their age.

Q: How many times JEE MAIN is conducted in a year?
A: JEE MAIN is going to be conducted twice a year in January and in April from 2019 onwards.

Q: Can I register for the April session if I have already registered for the January session?
A: Yes, you can appear any one of the exams or both exams if you want.

Q: I am thinking of attempting both the session. But what if I secured less mark in the second attempt?
A: Don't worry, If you want to attempt both the session then go for it because the higher score of the two exams will be considered for admissions. 

Q: Is there any changes related to exam centers this year?
A: Yes, the number of test cities is increased to 264 and that of abroad has been reduced to 9 (Dhaka is no longer an option).

Q: How many times I can appear in the JEE MAIN entrance?
A: You can appear a maximum of 3 times for the JEE MAIN.

Q: What are the formalities for the interstate students who have no Aadhar card?
A: The candidates who have passed 12th and belongs to states like Assam, J&K, and Meghalaya with no Aadhar card can use their passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number, etc.

Q: What are the other entrances apart from JEE MAIN one can appear?
A: You can appear in various top entrances rather than JEE MAIN such as BITSAT, COMEDK UGET, VITEEE, MU OET, SRMJEEE, UPSEE, AEEE & WBJEE.

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