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Yet again, National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the annual Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for the academic admissions of 2020 session twice. Popularly known as JEE Main 2020, NTA will organize this most sought after examination for the undergraduate admissions into various National Institute of Technology (NITs), Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIITs), and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs). Other than that, JEE Mains will act as a preliminary stage for the JEE Advanced 2020 which is a threshold for the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). Candidates, who are interested in pursuing their undergraduate engineering/ architecture program from one of these above-mentioned institute categories, will have to appear and clear the Joint Entrance Exam 2020. Candidates will have 6 attempts to clear the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main).

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In this article, viewers will learn all about the JEE Main. This will include the Complete IIT JEE Main 2020 Dates and Schedule, Eligibility Criterion, Registration Procedure, Admit Card Details, Exam Pattern, Result and Counselling Procedures and other relevant details.

JEE Main 2020 Overview

Exam NameJoint Entrance Examination (JEE)
Common NameJEE Main 2020/ IIT JEE Mains 2020
Exam Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of ExaminationNational Level
Examination PurposeJEE Advanced 2020/ Undergraduate Admissions
Mode of ExaminationBoth Computer-Based and Offline
Admissions InNITs, IIITs, GFTIs
Counselling Conducting BodyJoint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA)

JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates

National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the JEE Main twice a year. The first session will take place in the month of January and the second session will take place in the month of April. Candidates will have to apply for these sessions during the month of September and February respectively. The complete JEE Main 2020 exam dates are as given below.

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JEE Main 2020 January Session



Application Form Available from

1st week of September 2019

Last Date to Submit Application Form

1st week of October 2019

Application Form Correction

2nd week of October 2019

Admit Card 2020 Download

3rd week of December 2019

Exam Date 2020

January 2020

Result 2020

Last week of January 2020

JEE Main 2020 April Session



Application Form Available from

2nd week of February 2020

Last Date to Submit Application Form

2nd week of March 2020

Application Form Correction

3rd week of March 2020

Admit Card 2020 Download

4th week of March 2020

Exam Date 2020

April 2020

Result 2020

Last week of April 2020

The exact dates will be announced and updated later.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria is set forth by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the purpose of maintaining a certain standard among the student resource that is going to be appearing in the JEE Mains 2020. The Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2020 will be based on several factors such as age, nationality, and educational qualifications. Other than that, the JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria is a screening process in itself as many students do not meet the basic requirements set forth by the exam conducting body. The Eligibility Criteria of JEE Main is as given below.

S. No.


Eligibility Criteria



Candidates must be a citizen of India. Other than that, NRI/ OCI/ PIO/ Foreign Nationals can also apply.



There is no specific age limit for the applications. However, he/ she should be born on or after October 1st 1993.


Qualifying Examination

Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent from any government recognized board. Other than that, candidates currently pursuing their class XII or equivalent are also eligible to apply.


Qualifying Subjects

Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.


Qualifying Percentage/ Marks

the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

JEE Main 2020 Application Form

The application form for JEE Main 2020 will be released online on the official website of NTA. The JEE Main registrations will commence from the 1st week of September for the January session and 2nd week of February for the April session. Candidates are required to fill in their respective application forms online from the official website of NTA. The application submission process involves creating a login ID, filling in the application form with personal and academic credentials, upload images, and payment of application fee.

Filling up of JEE Main Application Form 2020 is not complicated and it doesn’t have to be.

Steps to fill up the JEE Main 2020 Application Form.

  1. Go to the official website of NTA.
  2. Click on ‘Fill JEE Main 2020 Application Form’
  3. New candidates should click on ‘Apply for JEE Main’ on the left console.
  4. Fill in personal and academic details such as Full name, Parents name, Permanent and Mailing Address, Test Centres, Academic Credentials, etc.
  5. The Candidates will Upload recent passport size photograph
  6. Upload scanned image of candidate’s as well as candidate’s parents/ guardians signature.
  7. Upload important documents
  8. Pay the application fees

JEE Main Application Fee

No application form will be deemed valid unless and until candidates don’t make the application fee payment. The payments can be made online via Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking or offline via Bank challan.

The fee distribution is as given below.


Paper (s) Appearing

General/ OBC

SC/ ST/ PWD/ Girls/ Transgender

JEE Main Paper-1 or
JEE Main Paper-2 only







Paper (s) Appearing

General/ OBC

SC/ ST/ PWD/ Girls/ Transgender

JEE Main Paper-1 or
JEE Main Paper-2 only






Service Charges & Service Taxes (as applicable) will be charged extra by the Bank

JEE Main Application Correction Facility 2020

Candidates often make erroneous submissions in the information they enter or sometimes the photos uploaded are blurry and unclear. All these mistakes can be corrected as NTA will be providing a one-time Application Correction Facility post-JEE Main Application Form 2020 submission dates. Candidates, during this specially allotted time frame, will be able to make the relevant changes corresponding to the errors they have made. The JEE Main Application Form Correction 2020 facility will be open during the first week of October 2019 for the January session examination and during last week of March 2020 for the April session.

JEE Main Exam Centres 2020

The Exam Centres for JEE Main 2020 will be released by the National Testing Agency after the conclusion of JEE Main 2020 Registration. However, candidates will have to give their choice of JEE Main Exam City at the time of filling up of the application forms. The Exam Cities for JEE Main will reflect in the Admit Cards. Apart from the 250+ exam cities in India alone, candidates will have the provision of selecting the exam cities in around 9 cities outside India.

Exam Centres for JEE Main Exam 2020 has to selected in accordance with various factors such as ease of reach-ability and familiarity. Candidates choosing Exam Cities far or unfamiliar locations will be at loss for obvious reasons.

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card for the January session during the 2nd week of December 2019, and for the April 2020 JEE Main session, the admit cards will be released around the 3rd week of March 2020. Admit Card of JEE Main 2020 will be an essential document, since, without which, the entry into the examination venue will be prohibited.

Procuring the JEE Main Admit Card is an easy process. Here’s how one can download the JEE Main Admit Card 2020.

  1. Go to the official website.
  2. The link for accessing the admit card will be given on the Homepage
  3. Now locate the login console, and log in with the Application number and Password along with the security pin.
  4. Candidates must ensure that all their details are correct. If not, immediately contact the NTA.
  5. Correct admit cards are to be downloaded, printed and kept safe till the examination process is completely over.
  6. It is to be noted that admit cards are essential for the successful completion of the examination process.
  7. Candidates are required to bring the admit cards to the examination centre at the time of commencement of the exam.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2020 is an essential piece of information that any JEE Main Applicants should be aware of. JEE Main will consist of 2 Papers, i.e. the Paper I & Paper II. The Jee main Paper 1 will be conducted in two phases, whereas; Jee main Paper 2 will be conducted in one phase only. Paper 1 will be computer-based standardized test and paper 2 will be both computer-based as well as offline based. JEE Main Exam Pattern awareness will help the student to take off the surprise factors and he/ she can come prepared on the basis of the pattern that will be followed by JEE Main 2020.

Marking Scheme for JEE Main Paper 1

JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 will be a gateway for courses such as B.Tech and B.E. The JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 1 will be as follows.

  • Paper 1 will be the computer-based standardized test which will be held for the 3-hour duration.
  • Paper 1 will consist of 3 sections, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
  • Total questions will be 90 and each section will comprise 30 questions each.
  • Paper 1 will be an objective type consisting of Multiple Choice Questions.
  • Total Marks for the whole paper will be 90 x 4, i.e. 360 marks.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern for Paper 2

JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 will be for admissions in courses such as B Arch and B Planning. The JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 2 is as follows.

  • Paper 2 will be conducted in both online and offline modes.
  • The online mode will be for Aptitude Test and Mathematics, while Offline mode will be conducted for drawing test.
  • Paper 2 will consist of 3 sections, i.e. Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test.
  • Duration for paper 2 will be 3 hours.
  • Paper 2 will consist of 82 questions. 30 questions will be from the Mathematics section and 50 questions will from General Aptitude. Remaining 2 questions will be held offline and will depend on drawing and sketching skills.
  • Questions for Mathematics and General Aptitude will be objective type multiple choice questions. For Drawing section, questions will be subjective and based on drawing and sketching skills of the candidate.
  • The question paper will be set for a total of 390 marks.

Marking Scheme for JEE Main 2020

Awareness of JEE Main Marking Scheme 2020 will help candidates in assessing their tentative JEE Main Test Score when the authorities will be releasing the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key.

Answer Type

Marking Scheme

Correct Answer

+4 marks

Wrong Answer

-1 mark

No Answer


Error in Answering (such as choosing more than one answer, etc.)

-1 mark

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

The awareness of the JEE Main Syllabus will be one of the most crucial pieces of information for the candidates who are preparing for the JEE Main 2020. Knowing the JEE Main Syllabus 2020 will help candidates in formulating a planned structure of study routine and also in assessing their strong and weak areas.

The general topics for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, from which the questions will be asked, are as follows.

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Sets, Relations and Functions
Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
Matrices and Determinants
Permutations and Combinations
Mathematical Induction
Binomial Theorem and Its Application
Sequences and Series
Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
Integral Calculus
Differential Equations
Coordinate Geometry
Three Dimensional Geometry
Vector Algebra
Statistics and Probability
Mathematical Reasoning



Section A

Physics and Measurement
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy and Power
Rotational Motion
Properties of Solid and Liquid
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Oscillations and Waves
Current Electricity
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Electromagnetic Waves
Dual Nature of Nature and Radiation
Atoms and Nuclear
Electronic Devices
Communication System
Section B
Experimental Skills



Section A
Basic Concepts of Chemistry
States of Matter
Atomic Structure
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Chemical Thermodynamics
Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
Chemical Kinetics
Surface Chemistry

Section B
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
General Principal and Processes of Isolation of Metals
Block Elements
Block Elements (Other Groups)
D-block and F-block Elements
Coordination Compounds
Environmental Chemistry

Section C
Purification and Categorisation of Organic Compounds
Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
The Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Chemistry in Everyday Life
Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

JEE Main 2020 Recommended Books

There are various trending practice books a student can follow. Some of them are listed below:


Recommended Books


NCERT Books for class X, XI and XII;
Trigonometry by S. L. Loney;
Higher Algebra by Hall % Knight;
Integral Calculus and Differential Calculus by Amit Agarwal


Problems in General Physics by I E Irodov;
Concepts of Physics by H C Verma;


Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd;
Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee;
Numerical Chemistry by P Bahadur;

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

The Answer key of JEE Main 2020 will be released in a week or two posts the JEE Main Examination 2020, which will be held in the month of January 2020 as well as in the month of April 2020. Applicants will be able to check the Answer Key from the official website of JEE Main. Candidates will have to log in to their registered account by entering the username and password. The Answer key will contain the correct answers the questions asked in the main Exam. Candidates cross-check their responses during the exam with the answers given in the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key. This will allow candidates to make an estimation about the JEE Main score they might have secured in the JEE Main 2020.

Candidates can avail the JEE Mains Answer Key by simply following the steps below.

  • Go to the Official Website
  • Login in with registered ID by entering the Username and Password
  • Enter the details about that which is being asked.
  • Select the “view Answer Key” option.
  • JEE Main Answer Key will open in PDF Format which can be downloaded.

Challenge JEE Main Answer Key 2020

Candidates will have the provision of challenging the official Answer Key. JEE Main will allow a specific time frame for students to raise their objections and challenges. JEE Main, after attending all the objections, will re-release the official Answer Key with relevant changes. Once the Final Answer Key of JEE Main 2020 is released, candidates can review the answers and estimate their scores. In order to do that, candidates must be aware of JEE Main Marking Schemes 2020.

JEE Main 2020 Result

National Testing Agency (NTA) will be releasing the official Results of JEE Main 2020 after assessing all the Answer Key challenges in the form of test scores and All India Ranking (AIR). NTA will release the JEE Main Result 2020 in the last of January for the January session exams and last week of April for the April session exams. Furthermore, All India Rank (AIR) will be the basis of much of the further admission processes such as JEE Mains 2020 Counselling and Seat Allotment.

The steps to check the JEE Mains Result is mentioned below.

  • Visit the website of JEE Main.
  • Click on the link of ‘JEE Mains 2020 Result’.
  • Enter the Registration Number and Password/ Date of Birth.
  • Click on the ‘Proceed’ button to view the result.
  • The result will reflect on the screen
  • Check the marks scored and the rank obtained in the examination.
  • Take print out of it and keep it safe for further use.

Furthermore, National Testing Agency (NTA) will be using the policy of Normalization Procedure based on percentile Score in order to overcome such problem of the unequal gain of marks. Now the normalization Procedure will be used for JEE Main score which will be based on Percentile Score in order to ensure that the level of exam is equal for every candidate appearing for JEE Main Exam 2020. The Normalization will be done to make sure there is no uneven difficulty level in the exam.

JEE Main Percentile and Rank

NTA will declare the JEE Main Results in the form of Percentiles. The Candidates will be accessing the JEE Main Result page will come across the Total Percentile Score and as well as the individual subject percentile scores, i.e. Physic Percentile Score, Chemistry Percentile Score, and Mathematics Percentile Score. This is to remove any kind of discrepancy in the calculation of marks for the different shifts of a single day and the raw marks of each candidate were converted to percentile scores.

  • Higher the percentile, higher the rank. Candidate with the higher percentile score will be given the preference of higher rank and eventually the top priority.
  • Tie Breaking policy will be considered in case of similar percentile scored by two or more candidates.
  • If a candidate takes both January and April exam sessions, the best out of both the total percentiles will be taken into consideration. The subject-wise score will not be taken into consideration.
  • Also, if the aspirant appears for JEE Main 2020 either in January or in April, both Total and Subject-wise Percentile Scores will be taken into consideration.
  • The number of candidates who scored less than or equal to one’s raw score is what is depicted by the Percentile score.
  • Percentile Score will determine the Rank of the candidates.

JEE Main 2020 Cutoff

National Testing Agency (NTA) will be responsible for setting up and releasing the JEE Main Cut off 2020. The Cut-off involves the minimum standard that is required for qualifying for the further admission processes. Candidates are required to score a certain minimum JEE Main Test Score in order to be able to participate in the JoSAA Counselling procedure.

It is not to be confused with the admission cut-off which is the minimum qualifying standard considered for admissions into a particular college. The admission cut-offs can also be in the form of opening and closing rank. JEE Main Cutoff is released along with the JEE Main result for which candidates are required to score at par or more.

The admission cutoff of NTA JEE Main 2020 depends on a number of factors and some of the most important ones have been mentioned below.

  • The difficulty of the level of Examination.
  • Number of candidates appearing for the JEE Main
  • Availability of Seats
  • Performance of the candidates
  • Previous year JEE Main Cut-off trends

JEE Main Counselling 2020

Once the JEE Main 2020 All India Rankings (AIR) are released by the National Testing Agency (NTA), the further process of JEE Main 2020 Counselling and Seat Allotment is taken over by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). JoSAA allots seats to candidates in accordance with the All India Rank (AIR), candidate preferences of course and college, and availability of seats. The seats are allocated into various NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs.

Candidates are required to register into the official website of JoSAA 2020 and give their preferences of colleges and courses. Once analysed by JoSAA, the seat allotment process begins. JoSAA conducts the seat allotment through JoSAA Counselling in 7 rounds. After the process of JoSAA Seat Allotment through Counselling is over, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) takes over for the allotment of seats for the remaining seats.

JEE Main Statistics – Previous Session

Since the NTA had organized the NTA JEE Main Examination for the first time in the year 2019, candidates are earnest to know about the JEE Main Statistics. The January session was conducted between 8th to 12th of January in two shifts per day across 258 cities in the country and abroad. A total number of 9, 29,198 candidates were registered for Paper–I (B.E./ B. Tech.). There were 467 examination centres across the country and abroad. A total number of 566 Observers, 254 City- Coordinators and 25 State Coordinators were deployed at these centres to oversee the smooth and fair conduct of the examination. The Paper-I was conducted in a total of 8 shifts from 9th to 12th January.

Particulars Numerical Figures
The number of candidates registered (Paper-I: B.E./ B.Tech.)9,29,198
The number of candidates appeared (Paper-I: B.E./ B.Tech.)8,74,469

The JEE Main Examination of Paper-2 was conducted by NTA on 8th January in two shifts across 255 cities in the country and abroad. A total number of 1, 80,052 candidates were registered for Paper –2 (B. Arch./ B. Planning.). There were 390 examination centres across the country and abroad. 474 Observers, 255 City-Coordinators and 25 State-Coordinators were deployed at these centres to oversee the smooth and fair conduct of the examination.

Particulars Numerical Figures
The number of candidates registered (Paper-I: B.E./ B. Tech.)9,29,198
The number of candidates appeared (Paper-I: B.E./ B. Tech.)8,74,469
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