JoSAA Round 6 is over for the session 2020-21.  Earlier NTA has released the JEE Main B.Tech result and the final answer key and cut off on the 11th of September. And on 18th September, the B.Arch result has been released. Previously due to COVID 19 exam took place from 1st to 6th September. CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board has relaxed the eligibility criteria for admission in the NITs and CFTIs. On 23rd July HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted that CSAB dropped the 75% Marks in Class 12 Rule for admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. The exam dates have been shifted to September.Union HRD Minister has launched an AI-powered mobile application for JEE Main/ NEET/ other competitive exams. The correction link is active again from 4th to 20th July 2020. JEE Main 2020 exam date has been announced by HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on 3rd July 2020. The new exam dates have been announced i.e 1st to 6th Sep 2020. Meanwhile, the JEE Main Admit Card will also be issued 15 days prior to the exam.

Check Eligibility For NTA JEE Main Exam

Clearing upon the JEE Main exam candidates will be able to sit for the JEE Advanced 2020. The candidate who will pass the JEE Main exam will be eligible for admission in NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI). Get the other details such as jee main exam date, eligibility, online form, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, etc. from the article given below.

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Eligibility For the Admissions:

  • IITs:  JEE Advanced Marks. 75% not mandatory in 12th this year.
  • NITs, IIITs, and CFITs:  Performance in JEE Main and concerned authority will discount the 12th marks in the selection process. 

JEE Exam Dates Re-Scheduled ( 1st to 6th September 2020) and

JEE Main 2020 (April Session) Changes that might take place 

NTA is planning to make some changes to the exam. As the exam is already delayed by 3 months, some major steps can be taken:

  • Usually, the exam takes place in 2 shifts but chances are there that 3 shifts in a day will take place.
  • Maintaining social distance will lead to fewer students in one center. Hence NTA is planning to increase the exam centers. Approx 200 exam centers can be added.

Check, JEE Main January Topper List 2020

NTA has released JEE Main Sample Question Paper. Click on the link to download the same.

How To Fill JEE Main Application Form 2020?

JEE Main 2020 Information Brochure Released!!

About JEE Main 2020

NTA conducts the exam twice in a year which benefits a candidate in several ways. The best score of the two exams will be taken into consideration for the preparation of merit list/ ranking. Candidates should meet the JEE Main qualification before filling the form. JEE Main comprises of the Paper 1 and Paper 2. JEE Main Paper 1 is conducted for admission to B.E/B.Tech program. On the other hand, JEE Main Paper 2 is conducted for admission in B.Arch/ B.Planning program. NTA conducts the exam of paper 1 and paper 2 in the following modes.

Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.)Online Mode (CBT – Computer Based Test)
Paper 2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning)Part I & II (Maths & Aptitude Test)
Part III (Drawing Test)
Online Mode (CBT – Computer Based Test)Offline Mode (Pen & Paper Based Test)

JEE Main April Dates 2020

JEE Main April 2020 Session 
Application Form release date7th February 2020
Last date of the submission of online form12th March 2020
Application Form Re-Open19th May to 24th May 2020
Fee Payment Last Date19th May to 24th May 2020
Re-Opening of Correction Window
JEE Main Admit Card download17th August 2020 (Released)
JEE Main exam date1st  September to 6th September 2020

  • Shift 1: 9 AM to 12 PM
  • Shift 2: 3 PM to 6 PM
Answer Key release datesoon
JEE Main result date11th September 2020

JEE Main- Number of Attempts

Candidates who are desiring to take admission through JEE Main should know about the number of attempts. The number of attempts of JEE Mains is limited to 3 times only for a candidate. After appearing in the exam 3 times, a candidate will fall into the category of a non-eligible candidate. So, do not waste JEE Main attempts and appear in the exam after concrete preparation.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for the exam, candidates should meet the eligibility criteria of JEE Main in the first place. Refer to the official notification in the case to read about JEE Main qualifications in detail. However, one should meet conditions, such as educational background, age limit, percentage, etc. Candidates who do not meet the eligibility should not register for the exam. Further, check some more information from below.

JEE Main Age Limit

There is no age limit for the candidates for appearing in the exam. Those who passed Class 12th or equivalent in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 can also apply. Candidates who passed the exam in 2017 or before cannot apply for the exam.

JEE Main Educational Qualification

Candidates should have passed Class 12th or equivalent from a recognized Board or University. There should be 5 subjects in the qualifying examination. If any candidate has passed or will pass the exam with 4 subjects then he/she will not get the permission to sit for the exam. For admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs candidate should have secured at least 75% marks (65% for SC/ST candidates) in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile.

For B.Arch. – It is important to study subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in the qualifying examination.

JEE Main Reservation Policy

Candidates belonging to the reserved categories should have an idea of the JEE Main reservation policy. In this section, the information about JEE Main SC, ST, OBC (Non-Creamy), PwD reservation is available. Candidates can claim reservations in the institutes run by Central Government. Candidates falling in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) may mark OBC in the category. For PwD, a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability is eligible. Furthermore, check the seat reservation policy of JEE Main 2020 in the table available below.

CategorySeat Reservation
General -EWS10%
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Class (OBC) – NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)27%
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)5%

JEE Main Online Application Form 2020

While filling JEE Main 2020 application form, make use of the correct details only. The use of incorrect information may lead to the cancellation of the application. NTA will not accept JEE Main online form submitted in other than online mode. Candidates should submit only an application form for a single session. While filling NTA JEE Main online form, candidates have to upload photos, signature, and other required documents (if any). After filling the details, make payment of the JEE Main 2020 fee in online mode.

JEE Main Application Fee

PaperExam CentreCategoryBoysGirls
Paper-1 (B.E./ B.Tech.) or Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning)In IndiaGeneral/ OBC (NCL)Rs 650/-Rs 325/-
SC/ST/PwD/ TransgenderRs 325/-Rs 325/-
Outside IndiaGeneral/ OBC (NCL)Rs 3000/-Rs 1500/-
SC/ST/PwD/ TransgenderRs 1500/-Rs 1500/-
Both Paper-1 (B.E./ B.Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning)In IndiaGeneral/ OBC (NCL)Rs 1300/-Rs 650/-
SC/ST/PwD/ TransgenderRs 650/-Rs 650/-
Outside IndiaGeneral/ OBC (NCL)Rs 6000/-Rs 3000/-
SC/ST/PwD/ TransgenderRs 3000/-Rs 3000/-

JEE Main 2020 Application Correction

While filling the online form, try to complete all the steps in a correct manner. However, if any candidate makes a mistake then he/she will get the chance to modify the same. NTA has activated the link of the JEE Main Application Correction for making changes in the form. So, after submitting the form keep checking the website from time to time. Make changes in the form (if any) before JEE Main application correction last date. Otherwise, no one will get a second chance of exercising the same.

JEE Main Exam Pattern (Paper 1 & Paper 2)

The exam pattern of JEE Main Paper 1 is different from the JEE Main Paper 2 exam pattern. Hence, candidates who wish to appear in the exam should be aware of JEE Main exam scheme. In Paper 1, questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics will be asked. Each section will contain a total of 25 questions. As per the eligibility criteria for B.Arch and B.Planning courses and according to the opinion of Subject Experts, a few changes in the pattern of the question paper(s) and the number of question(s) for B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Planning have been approved by the JEE Apex Board (JAB) for the conduct of the JEE (Main)-2020 Examination. Check the JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern for Paper 1 and Paper 2 below.

JEE Main New (Changed) Marking Scheme

Marking Scheme for MCQsCorrect AnswerFour marks (+4)
Unanswered /Marked for ReviewNo mark (0)
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerMinus one mark (-1)
Marking Scheme for questions
for which answer is a Numerical
Correct AnswerFour marks (+4)
Unanswered /Marked for ReviewNo mark (0)
Incorrect Answer/Multiple AnswerNo mark (0)
Marking Scheme for
Drawing Test –Part III
Two questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks.

JEE Main Paper 1 Exam Pattern

SubjectsTotal QuestionsTypes of questionsMarks
Mathematics25(20+5)20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions with the answer as a numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry100

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2020

ExamSubjectsTotal Ques.Types of QuestionsMarks
B. Arch.Aptitude Test50Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)200
Drawing Test2Questions for drawing test100
Mathematics25(20+5)20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value100
B. Planning

Mathematics – Part I25(20+5)20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value100
Aptitude Test – Part II50Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)200
Planning Based Questions – Part III25Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)100

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of JEE Main is an important factor in the preparation for the exam. For the candidates who are appearing for the April session, they should be well aware of the important topics of JEE Main April 2020 paper 2 syllabus as well as the paper 1 syllabus. Referring to the JEE Main exam syllabus candidates will get to know about the topics important from the exam point of view. Before starting the preparation, have a look at the JEE Main Physics, Chemistry, Maths syllabus. With the help of this, candidates will focus on exam related topics only. The syllabus contains contents of Class 11th and 12th of  Physics, Chemistry, Maths. In order to get the information in detail download JEE Main 2020 Syllabus PDF.

JEE Mains 2020 Preparation Tips

In order to prepare for the JEE Main examination, candidates need to pay full attention to the subjects. First of all, it is important to be aware of the syllabus, exam pattern, marking scheme. The information regarding the same is available in the above sections. However, we are sharing some important points related to NTA JEE Main 2020 Preparation.

Tips for JEE Main Preparation-

  • Check the syllabus of the different subjects and make a list of easy and difficult topics.
  • After that start the preparation with the difficult subject/topic because you have enough time as of now.
  • Refer not only to the reference books but NCERT books also. Most of the questions in the exam are based on the NCERT concepts so complete all NCERT chapters first.
  • After that, you can go for the reference books to get a deep knowledge of the subject.
  • Purchase mock test papers either online or from a stationery shop. After completion of 2-3 chapters, make an attempt at the questions available in the JEE Main mock test papers.
  • It will let you know about your preparation level. The mock test papers of different subjects are easily available in the market as well as online.
  • Apart from this, maintain a suitable distance from the TV, Computer, Social Media, etc.
  • Download JEE Main previous year papers and practice the same to test your knowledge. You will get to know about the area requires more practice and work.
  • You can paste the important formulas of the different subjects on the wall near to your study table or bed so that you can have a look at it from time to time.
  • Go for a walk or run in order to stay healthy and to refresh your mind. Listen to music when you feel boring while study.
  • Have a proper diet so that your body can maintain a good energy level and take 6-7 hours of sleep.

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers

While preparing for the exam, candidates should have a look at the JEE Main questions papers. It will help them in having an idea of the types of questions. JEE Main previous year question papers PDF are easily available on the internet. So practice more and more questions papers & mock test papers at the time of JEE Main 2020 preparations. It will boost confidence and will also help in time management which will be beneficial on the exam day. The question papers of JEE Main will have the questions of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. Analyze the weightage of different topics and make preparation strategy accordingly. Know About JEE Main Chapter Wise Weightage

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

JEE Main Admit Card is important for all in order to sit for the examination. In other words, no candidate will get permission to appear in the exam without admit card. Only eligible candidates will be able to download JEE Main hall ticket 2020. NTA is the responsible body for releasing the admit card for the exam. The details such as application/ registration number and date of birth are important for JEE Main admit card download. NTA will not share the admit card of JEE Main either through email or post. JEE Main exam admit card will carry the details, such as Name, Roll Number, Exam Date, and other instructions.

JEE Main Admit Card 2020

JEE Main Guidelines For Appearing In The Exam

One should reach the exam venue at least an hour before the reporting time. No candidate will get permission to enter the exam hall after the gate closing time. Follow the instruction available on the admit card so that you do not face any difficulty on the date of the exam. Follow the instruction of the invigilator in the exam hall. No candidate can leave his/ her seat without the special permission until the full duration of the paper is over. Do not forget to carry the documents required for appearing in the JEE Main 2020 exam.

  • Photocopy of JEE Main Admit card/hall ticket.
  • A passport size photograph.
  • A photo ID issued by any Government agency such as PAN card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar Card.
  • PwD certificate, if claiming the relaxation under the PwD category.

JEE Main Mock Test 2020

NTA will activate the link of the JEE Main 2020 Mock Test after the completion of the application process. JEE Main Mock Test will give an idea about the real-time examination. Candidates who will attempt the exam for the first time should make the practice of mock test of JEE Main. It will help them to be aware of the process of the online test. Candidates will take the mock test online which will start in a similar to the examination. In the first step, the login screen will appear and after that questions with multiple options will display on the screen. So, make the practice of it in order to avoid any difficulty in the exam hall.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres

JEE Main exam centre is the venue where a candidate has to report in order to sit for the exam. The option to choose the exam centers of JEE Main while filling the application form. Candidates can check the list of JEE Main exam centre 2020 so that they select a city as per their convenience. Candidates can select 4 cities for the exam, so make your preferences carefully. Try to reach the exam centre at least an hour before the reporting time. On the exam day, there may be rush and chances of traffic so make plans accordingly. If the exam city is far from your location then visit the same city at least one day before the date of the exam.

JEE Main Answer Key 2020

The answer key will be available at the official site of JEE Main for April session and it is already there for the January session. JEE Main official answer key will help in getting the correct answers. Using NTA JEE Main 2020 answer key, one can predict the marks as well as rank in the exam. JEE Main Paper 1 & Paper 2 answer key will be available separately. Candidates will be able to access the answer key of jee main in online mode only.

Although candidates can also refer to the JEE Main answer key by Resonance, Allen, Career Point, etc. to check the answers on the same day of the exam. The answer key by coaching institutes is available. But do compare your response with the official JEE Main answer key also.

JEE Main Result 2020

Candidates will be able to check JEE Main 2020 Result in online mode. JEE Main January 2020 result  Paper 1 was released on 17th January 2020. However, Paper 2 Result was declared on 23rd January 2020. On the other hand, the April session result will release on 30th April 2020. In order to download JEE Main result, the details such as Registration Number and Date of Birth are important. NTA will declare the Paper 1 & Paper 2 result on the different dates. JEE Main result release date will be available after the release of the official notification.

JEE Main 2020 Cut Off Marks

The cut-off mark is the minimum mark that a candidate has to score for qualifying the examination. In order to get an idea of the cutoff marks of JEE Main, one should refer JEE Mains previous year cut off (JEE Main Paper I cutoff & JEE Main Paper 2 Cutoff). By observing the cutoff, candidates will get an idea about IIT Cut Off, NIT Cut Off, etc. Those who will not score marks either equal to the JEE Main Cut Off 2020 or more he/ she will not be eligible for further rounds. Preparation of the JEE Main cut off percentile will take various things into consideration such as no. of seats, no. of applicants, marks scored by applicants, etc.

Counselling of JEE Main (JoSAA)

Candidates who will qualify JEE Main 2020 and JEE Advanced 2020 will participate in the counselling. The counselling is conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). Candidates who will qualify the exam shall participate in JoSAA counselling for admission in NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs. Admission to the institutes will be done on the basis of rank obtained by the candidates in the exam. JEE Main 2020 counselling schedule will release after a few days of the declaration of the result. JoSAA counselling will be conducted online so that students can take part without facing any difficulty.

How Many Candidates Registered & Attempted For JEE Main 2020 April/September Exam?

JEE Main Candidates For April Session 2020

How Many Candidates Registered & Attempted For JEE Main 2020 January Exam?

As per the report released by NTA, a total of 11,18,673 candidates have been registered (9,21,261 for B.E./B.Tech., 1,38,409 for B. Arch. and 59,003 for B Planning) for January Session 2020.

Check the Paper wise registered candidates as per the category.

(a) BE/BTech at 567 Centres

Female11112725295243749747112494283037( 574)
Total358598846458525734222358539921261* (2843)

‘*’ including 1006 candidates in 09 cities outside India

(b) B Arch. at 345 Centres

Total520821325613474673452864138410* (464)

‘*’ including 127 candidates in 09 cities outside India

(c) B Planning at 327 Centres

Female11255134621451093996525804( 53)
Total248752539635431152112059003* (234)

‘*’ including 62 candidates in 08 cities outside India

No. Of Students Attempted January Exam For Paper 1


No. Of Students Attempted January Exam For Paper 2 (B.Arch)


No. Of Students Attempted January Exam For Paper 2 (B.Planning)



Ques. What is the eligibility criteria to apply for JEE Main exam?
Ans. In order to sit for the exam, one should have passed Class 12th either in 2018, 2019 or will pass in 2020.

Ques. What is the age limit for appearing in the exam of JEE Main?
Ans. There is no age restriction to submit the application form.

Ques. Is it mandatory to appear in both sessions exam?
Ans. No, it is not important to appear in both the exams.

Ques. How to apply for Joint Entrance Exam 2020?
Ans. The application form will be available in online mode so that candidates can apply easily.

Ques. What will be the JEE Main exam date in January and April 2020?
Ans. The exam will be held on 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd July 2020 respectively.

Ques. What are files which a candidate has to upload while filling the form?
Ans. While filling the online form, a candidate has to upload photo, signature and their father/ mother/ guardian’s signature.

Ques. Is there any change in the JEE Main counselling process?
Ans. Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) conducts the counselling of JEE Main.

Note – The information on this page is in accordance with JEE Main 2020 official notification. available at


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    • Hello,
      As of now, JEE Main 2020 Exam is scheduled to take place on 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd July 2020. There is no notice regarding the postponement of exams. So, keep checking the article for further updates.

  3. Thank you for the information. Data is helpful in making strategy to study analysing the competition.
    Hope you will be helping in future too.

    • Hi Banu Priya,

      Yes, you can give the exam for both Jan and April sessions. The best of these 2 attempts will be counted for merit list calculation.

    • He should prepare the exam syllabus in a good manner. The preparation tips, exam pattern, and other details are available on this page which will be helpful for him.

    • As of now, we can say that there will be no change in the eligibility criteria. But if NTA makes any changes in future then we will update the same in the section of eligibility criteria.

    • Hi Nitin,

      As information brochure is released now, there is no specific change in Eligibility Criteria for BE/B Tech Exam. There is a change in eligibility for B Arch and B Planning Exams. Please check the details in article.

  4. Hi,

    I am a class 12th student. I want to appear in jee main 2020. So, please tell me what is the eligibility criteria for appearing in the exam.

    • As you are studying in class 12th so you can apply for the exam this year. Candidates who have passed intermediate in 2018, 2019 or will appear in 2020 can apply for JEE Main 2020. For more details refer to the link available in the JEE Main eligibility criteria section on this page.


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