JEE Main 2020 – Via the live webinar, HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal, has announced JEE main 2020 exam dates. JEE Main 2020 will be held from July 18 to 23, 2020. NTA conducts JEE Main 2020 for admission of 12th passed candidates in B.Tech, B.E, B.Ach, and B.Plan course. The examination is held online in computer-based mode and has 3 papers under it for B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Plan. The questions in the exam are of MCQ and NVT type. These questions are asked within the syllabus of JEE Main 2020. Candidates can check more details on JEE Main 2020 from this page.

Latest: JEE Main 2020 New Exam Date Announced! More details on exam dates, admit card and more – From here.

JEE Main 2020

JEE Main is one of the most popular engineering entrance exams in India. It is conducted twice by NTA, in the month of January and April. The score is announced for both the exam but admission is granted on the basis of all India rank (AIR) which is announced after the April exam. Check dates for JEE Main 2020 below.

JEE Main 2020Apr DatesJan Dates
Date for release of information brochure07 Feb 202003 Sep 2019
Application form is available from07 Feb 202002 Sep 03 Sep 2019
The last date to apply is06 Mar 12 Mar 202030 Sep 10 Oct 2019
Last date to submit the fee is07 Mar 12 Mar 202001 Oct 11 Oct 2019
Form correction13 to 16 Mar 2020 03 May 202011 – 17 Oct 14 – 20 Oct 2019
Form reopen for J&k candidatesN/A04 – 08 Nov 2019
Issuance of admit card begins on20 Mar 202006 Dec 2019
Exam date for JEE Main 202005, 07, 08, 09, 11 Apr 2020
4th week of May 2020
18 – 23 Jul 2020
06 to 11 
06, 07, 08, 09 Jan 2020
Release of answer keyOn same day as exam13 to 15 Jan 2020
Date for announcement of result30 Apr 202031 Jan 2020 17 Jan 2020

JEE Main 2020 New Exam Dates

Dear JEE Main 2020 aspirants,

Good news and relief! JEE Main 2020 exact dates are now available. MHRD via the live webinar on May 05, 2020, has announced that JEE Main 2020 will be held from July 18 to 23, 2020. The live webinar was hosted at FB and twitter pages of HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal. The live webinar is also given below:

JEE Main 2020 Question Paper PDF for Jan Exam

For the first time, the exam pattern of JEE Main was changed this year. NTA made few major changes, like:

  • Instead of Paper 1 and 2, now there are 3 papers for B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Plan.
  • Numerical value type questions have been added.
  • Number of questions in the paper has been changed.

Due to these changes, the strategy to crack JEE Main has changed. Candidates now need to understand the new question paper. Well, worry not, you can easily access JEE Main question paper PDF for Jan exam from the link below.

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

NTA has provided JEE Main 2020 syllabus for the examination. The syllabus is available for physics, chemistry, and mathematics. The candidates an access syllabus pdf from the link below.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

This year, NTA changed the exam pattern of JEE Main 2020. Earlier, there were only paper 1 and 2 for B.Tech / B.E and B.Plan / B.Arch. However, now there are 3 papers under JEE Main 2020, for:

  • B.Tech / B.E
  • B.Arch
  • B.Plan

All the papers of JEE Main are held in computer based mode and are of 3 hour. The papers consist of MCQ and NVT (numerical value type) questions.

Candidates get question paper in Hindi, English, or Gujarati, as per the choice submitted in the application form. The Gujarati paper is only for centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

JEE Main 2020 B.Tech / B.E paper pattern:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Mathematics25 (20 MCQ + 5 NVT)100
Chemistry25 (20 MCQ + 5 NVT)100
Physics25 (20 MCQ + 5 NVT)100

JEE Main 2020 B.Arch paper pattern:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Aptitude Test – Part 250 (MCQ)200
Mathematics – Part I25 (20 MCQ + 5 NVT)100
Drawing Test – Part 32100

JEE Main 2020 B.Plan paper pattern:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Aptitude Test – Part 250 (MCQ)200
Mathematics – Part I25 (20 MCQ + 5 NVT)100
Planning Based Question25100

Marking scheme: The marking scheme for all the papers of JEE Main 2020 is common, and is as follows:

  • +4 marks for correct answer.
  • – 1 mark for incorrect answer.
  • No negative marking for NVTs.
  • 0 marks are deducted for unanswered /marked for review.

Numerical Value Type (NVT) questions are those question in which candidates have to enter answers as a numerical value. To mark the numeric value the candidates have to navigate to the space provided on their computer screen.

How to Prepare for JEE Main 2020 April Exam

The preparation strategy at this moment should be focused on new exam pattern of JEE Main 2020. Few tips that you can follow are as follows:

  • Solving Jan exams questions paper for each session is beneficial for first time test takers and those who appeared for the 1st attempt. It provides better understanding on the new exam pattern.
  • Make notes from the beginning. These come handy during revision and last minute preparation.
  • Try to finish entire syllabus as soon as possible and keep time for last minute preparation.
  • Whenever stuck, seek help from teachers and experts. Clear out all those doubts.
  • Candidates generally start solving sample paper and mock test towards the end. However, one should solve of test every day and as the exam approaches nearer, should increase the frequency of it.
  • Understand NVTs, do not ignore it.

Best Book for JEE Main 2020

A good book can make all the difference in the preparation. Few best books for JEE Main 2020 are as follows:

📚 NCERT are your best friend
NCERT Physics for class 11
NCERT Physics for class 12
NCERT Chemistry – Class 11 and 12
NCERT Maths – Class 11 and 12
📚 Other than NCERT
JEE Main – 2020 Test Series
TARGET JEE Main 2020 (Solved Papers + 10 Mock Tests)
Practice with 15 Mock Tests for JEE Main
📚 Complete list of books for each subject 📚

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

The admit card of JEE Main 2020 is issued to candidates who submit form successfully. On the exam day, candidates need to carry it as a printout. Along with the hall ticket, candidates also need to carry:

  • 1 valid id proof.
  • 1 passport size photograph.
  • PwD certificate, if applicable.

The admit card is also needed during final admission and counselling. Hence, candidates must secure a hard copy and soft copy of it.

JEE Main 2020 Shifts

JEE Main 2020 will be held in 2 shift, which will be in morning and afternoon. The timing of these is as follows:

19:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
22:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m

JEE Main 2020 Reservation

The reservation criteria for JEE Main 2020 April examination is as follows:

For Central Government regulated colleges:


JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

On the day of the examination, various coaching institutes releases memory based questions and answer key for JEE Main exam. It is released as pdf and is prepared on the basis of questions informed by the candidates to the coaching institutes.

NTA releases official answer key of JEE Main 2020 on the official website. Candidates can download it for their question paper and session from the login by entering application number and date of birth / password.

  • Candidates can challenge official answer key of JEE Main 2020 by paying Rs. 1000 per challenge.

NTA checks all the representations send against the answer key. The valid representations are considered and as per it, changes are made in the final answer key. The result of the exam is calculated on the basis of final answer key of JEE Main. It is released after the announcement of the result.

JEE Main 2020 April Result

The result of JEE Main 2020 is only released online, on There are two major components of JEE Main result, which are:

  • JEE Main 2020 scorecard
  • JEE Main 2020 All India Rank

JEE Main scorecard is released separately for 1st and 2nd attempt of the exam. It is released for individual candidates, at the login. It contains details of the candidate with NTA score and cut off.

Rank of JEE Main is only announced after the 2nd attempt for the exam is over. It is prepared on the basis of the best NTA score out both the attempts. However, candidates who appear for only 1 exam of JEE get AIR on the basis of NTA score for that attempt only.

The NTA score is prepared by using normalization method. It defines the performance of the candidates in that session only. However, JEE Main All India Rank (AIR) is prepared on the basis of NTA score and indicates candidates merit position among all the test takers.

JEE Main 2020 Counselling

The counselling of JEE Main is held jointly with the Advanced examination. It is called as JoSAA counselling. During the counselling, JEE Main rank holders get a change to select course and college in which they wish to get admission. Then, on the basis of the submitted choices, seats in college, and rank of the candidate seat is allocated.

The counselling is only conducted online, and provides a common platform to candidates to apply for various colleges. The counselling mainly consist of following steps:

Step 1 – Online registration and choice filling.

Step 2 – Allotment of seats on the basis of rank and preferences.

Step 3 – Document verification and accepting seat by paying the fee.

Through JEE Main 2020, Admission is Provided in These Institutes

Admission in IITs is granted on the basis of JEE Advanced. Qualifying candidates of JEE Main 2020 get admission in:

  • 31 National Institute of Technology (NIT)
  • 25 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT)
  • 28 Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTI)

Private colleges also grant admission on the JEE Main AIR. However, they carry its own counselling and admission process.

List of top 10 JEE Main 2020 participating institutes, in each category, is as follows:


  • NIT Trichy
  • NIT Rourkela
  • NIT Surathkal
  • NIT Warangal
  • NIT Calicut
  • NIT Kurukshetra
  • NIT Durgapur
  • NIT Silchar
  • NIT Hamirpur
  • NIT Shillong


  • IIIT Allahabad
  • IIIT Gwalior
  • IIIT Jabalpur
  • IIIT Delhi
  • IIIT Vadodara
  • IIIT Kerala
  • IIIT Srinagar
  • IIIT Kota
  • IIIT Bangalore
  • IIIT Lucknow.


  • BITS Mesra
  • Assam University
  • IITRAM Ahmedabad
  • Gurukula Kangri University
  • SLIET Longowal
  • PEC Chandigarh
  • JNU Delhi
  • SPA Vijayawada
  • UoH

JEE Main Form Correction 2020

NTA provides a one-time opportunity for the students to correct details in JEE Main 2020 application form. The edit window facility is provided for both newly applied and already appeared candidates. It is to be noted that NTA does not accept any request for a change in details by post / fax or email. Any detail which is to be changed has to be corrected online at through JEE Main candidate login. 

How to Edit Details in JEE Main 2020 Application Form? To edit detail(s) in JEE Main 2020 online form, you may follow the steps as provided below: 

Step 1: Click on the direct link on this page for JEE Main correction portal. 

Step 2: Next, the candidates need to log in using application number and password. 

Step 3: Click on the ‘sign-in’ button to submit the login details and in the next screen, candidate dashboard appears. 

Step 4: After this, candidates need to click on blue button for correction.

Step 5: Candidates must ensure that all the changes are done correction and then make the final submit.

DASA admission via JEE Main:

NTA has uploaded the final decision of MHRD for DASA admission via JEE Main. However, this is not applicable for this session. JEE Main score will be used for DASA admission from academic year 2021-22 onwards.

Click here to read the official notice for DASA admission via JEE Main

JEE Main 2020 Registration

NTA is soon going to close online registration for JEE Main 2020. The candidates who have not applied yet must do so asap. The form is available on the official website and the process to apply is as follows:

Step 1 – Go to or access the link on this page.

Step 2 – Read all the instructions and then click on any of the following button:

  • Yellow button for – Fresh registration (those who are applying for the first time).
  • Pink button for – Those who appeared for Jan attempt as well.

Step 3 – After this, the candidates need to register. However, only those candidates need to register who clicked on the yellow button.

Step 4 – Next, the candidates need to enter details and upload scanned images in the application form of JEE Main 2020.

Step 5 – Lastly, to submit the form the candidates have to pay the application fee. The amount of JEE Main application fee is as follows:

Fee amount for center in India:

ExamGeneral / EWS / OBC-NCLSC / ST / PwD/ Trans / Females
B.Tech or B.Arch or B.PlanRs. 650Rs. 325
B.Tech and B.Arch OR
B.Tech and B.Plan OR
B.Plan and B.Arch OR
B.Tech and B.Plan
Rs. 1300Rs. 650

Fee amount of center outside India:

ExamGeneral / EWS / OBC-NCLSC / ST / PwD/ Trans / Females
B.Tech or B.Arch or B.PlanRs. 3000Rs. 1500
B.Tech and B.Arch OR
B.Tech and B.Plan OR
B.Plan and B.Arch OR
B.Tech and B.Plan
Rs. 6000Rs. 3000

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2020 has to be fulfilled by all the candidates. It is as follows:

Age limit: No age limit for the exam.

Education Qualification: Candidate must have passed 10+2 / equivalent in the year 2020, 2019, or 2018. Candidates appearing for 10+2 exam are also eligible.

State of Eligibility: It is the code for that state from where candidate gave 10+2 exam. It does not depend on place of birth or native place.

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility for Admission in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFIs, State Engineering Colleges and Other Participating Institutions

The eligibility to appear for the exam is as told above. However, candidates who want to be a part of JoSAA counselling and take admission in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFTI, etc. need to satisfy below mentioned criteria as well.

  • Must have a valid JEE Main 2020 AIR
  • Must have secured above 75% marks in 10+2 or should be among top 20 percentiler candidates, from respective board.
  • For SC / ST candidates the minimum percentage criteria is 65% or among top 20 percentiles.

Other than this, subject and minimum marks in 10+2 should be as follows:

CourseSubject and marks
B.E / B.TechPassed 10+2 with physics and maths as core subject.
Must also have Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject in 10+2.
B.ArchPassed 10+2 mathematics, physics, chemistry as core subject
Must have secured more than 50% marks in PCM and aggregate should also be above 50%.
B.PlanPassed 10+2 with mathematics.
Must have secured above 50% in maths.
Aggregate score in 10+2 should also be above 50%.

Important Downloads

JEE Main 2020 Information Brochure in HindiClick Here
JEE Main 2020 application form correction noticeClick Here
JEE Main 2020 public notice – in EnglishClick HereClick Here
JEE Main 2020 pubic notice – in HindiClick Here
JEE Main 2020 application correctionClick Here
Gazette Notification for Council of ArchitectureClick Here
JEE Main 2020 Information Brochure – in English Click HereClick Here
JEE Main 2020 Information Brochure – in Hindi Click Here
Syllabus for JEE Main 2020Click Here
Normalization procedure
Click Here
Sample Questions for Section on Numerical Value-MathematicsClick Here
Sample Questions for Section on Numerical Value-ChemistryClick Here
Sample Questions for Section on Numerical Value – PhysicsClick Here
Sample Questions for Section on PlanningClick Here
Admit Card released press release Click Here
Conduct of January JEE Main 2020 Press Release – in English Click Here
Conduct of January JEE Main 2020 Press Release – in Hindi Click Here
Important Advisory for the Candidates of JEE (Main)-2020 Examination – in English Click Here
Important Advisory for the Candidates of JEE (Main)-2020 Examination – in Hindi Click Here
BE/B.Tech Final Answer Key Click Here
BE/B.Tech Result Announced Press Release – in English Click Here
BE/B.Tech Result Announced Press Release – in Hindi Click Here
B.Arch and B.Plan Final Answer Key Click Here
B.Arch and B.Plan Result Announced Press Release – in English Click Here
B.Arch and B.Plan Result Announced Press Release – in Hindi Click Here

JEE Main 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

Ans : Yes, the candidate is eligible. However, the highest marks of the candidate out of both the exam will be considered.

Ans : Two times. JEE Main 2020 exam would be conducted twice in a year. The Number of attempts for admission in a particular academic session will be treated as One.

Ans : Yes there is. The candidates who are appearing in JEE Main 2020 B.Plan Paper now have a separate syllabus.

Ans : No. The syllabus and the pattern of the examination would remain the same.

Ans : It will be conducted twice. From 06 to 11 January 2020 and from 03 to 09 April 2020.

Ans : No it is not necessary to appear in JEE Main twice. This would be optional for the candidate to appear once or twice for the current academic session.

Ans : The JEE Main exam is a preliminary examination conducted to test the knowledge and skill of a candidate and create a list of qualifying candidates for admission to various NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs and GFTIs. JEE Advanced exam, on the other hand, conducts the exam only for those candidates who qualify the JEE Main exam for admission to all the IIT institutions in India.

Ans : To determine the NTA Score on the basis of two attempts made by the equal number of candidates is a prerequisite. Hence, the random allotment will be made by the computer software, as per the decision taken by the NTA.

Ans : The candidate must go through all the NCERT books for the subjects before investing their time in any other study materials. The candidate should also make a proper time table for studies devoting ample time to each subject. Solving previous year question papers also helps during the preparation process.

Ans : Candidates can register for the TPCs by NTA. Also, they can prepare using the online mock tests.

Introduction and Scheme of Examination

Admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other centrally funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by several participating State Governments, and several other Institutions shall include the performance in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). For admission to NITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) like IIITs etc. and other participating Institutions, the merit/rank list shall be prepared based on 40% weightage to school Boards marks in class 12th or equivalent examination and 60% weightage to JEE(Main). The weightage to school Board/Equivalent examination marks shall be considered only after normalization.

The States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland & Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main) -2018 application form online.

The JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs/ISM Dhanbad.


Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2015 or 2016: or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2018. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2014 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2018 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2018. The candidates who appeared in class 12th/ equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2014, did not pass in 2014, but passed in 2015 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2018. The candidates willing to appear for improvement examination of class 12th in 2018 have to appear in all the 5 subjects as per the scheme of study of the concerned board. Further, they may also note that in the percentile system, the total marks (of all five subjects) obtained/shown on the mark-sheet of a particular year are required in JEE (Main) and also in JEE (Advanced). The marks from two different year’s (i.e. marks for 3 subjects from year 2016 and marks for other 2 subjects from 2018) mark-sheets cannot be considered for percentile calculation.


Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) - 2018. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main) 2018 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main) 2018 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.


The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).


I . The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized central/ state Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.

II. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.

III. Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.

IV. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.

V. Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

VI. H.S.C. vocational examination. [Only for Admission to IITs]

VII. A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a state board of technical education of at least 3 year duration. [Only for Admission to IITs]

VIII. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London / Cambridge / Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level. [Only for Admission to IITs]

IX. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva. [Only for Admission to IITs]

In case the relevant QE is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level. [Only for Admission to IITs]

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