Number of Attempts in NTA JEE Main 2020? Find Your Answers Here!!

NTA JEE Main Number of Attempts

National Testing Agency (NTA) conducting major examinations like JEE Main, NEET, UGC NET, etc. NTA is an autonomous body that will now conduct a few national level examinations like JEE, NEET, GPAT etc. twice in a year. This decision has led to a lot of unanswered questions among some candidates. Among JEE Main candidates, one question is very common i.e. How many times can a candidate appear in JEE Main? If you are also one of them then this post will help you in understanding the number of attempts in JEE Main.

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How many Attempts For JEE Main 2020?

With the new structure of exam under NTA, the Joint Entrance Examination Main will be conducted twice in a year; once in January and again in April. In a discussion with my friend Arun, I argued that the number of attempts is 6, keeping in mind the eligibility criteria that a candidate must have passed class 12th in 2018, 2019 or should be taking the final year examination in 2020. If this criterion is to be followed, then the number of attempts is 6 as the candidate will be able to take the exam 6 times in 3 consecutive years.

On the other hand, Arun debated that since NTA has taken the charge of conducting these exams twice and if the first session is to be held in January, the number of attempts will be limited to 4 for session 2020 for a candidate who had passed class 12th in 2019. But he was wrong because if a candidate qualified Class 12th in 2019 then he is eligible for appearing in JEE Main 2021 session also that means the number of attempts is 6.

Jee Main Eligibility Criteria For Droppers

Candidates who are droppers can also fill JEE Main application form but there are some conditions. For appearing in the exam for 2020 session a candidate should have dropped out either in 2018 or 2019. This means if a candidate has passed the exam in 2018 then JEE Main 2020 attempt will be last chance for him/her. On the other hand, if a candidate has qualified the exam in 2019 then the candidate is eligible for 2020 and 2021 sessions examination. Those who had completed class 12th in 2017, 2016, or earlier, they do not fulfil the eligibility for JEE Main 2020.

If you have any other questions in your mind then do let us know in the comment section below!


  1. Hello i am sidhartha prajapati from kolkata i am graduate in 2017 bt of one year try in other feild i failed to give 2018 jee main any way of giving 2019 jee


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