JEE Main 2020: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

jee-main-2020JEE Main 2020 will be organized by the newly formulated body -National Testing Agency. This is a national level screening test conducted every year to offer admission into B.E, B.Tech, B.Plan and B.Arch programmes. As per the decision of HRD Ministry, the entrance test of JEE Main from the year 2019 onwards is being held twice in the months of January and April. Candidates who aspire to pursue these engineering programmes in various renowned institutions like IIT’s, CFTI’s, NIT’s etc. have to qualify the test by securing the minimum qualifying cut-off marks. Through this article, candidates will get to know the complete details regarding NTA JEE Main 2020.

JEE Main 2020 New Changes Introduced

Candidates can check below all the new changes introduced in the JEE Main 2020 test:

  • From 2019 onwards, National Testing Agency (NTA) is given the responsibility to conduct the entrance exams of JEE Main.
  • NTA JEE Main 2020 will be conducted twice every year in the months of January and April in online CBT mode.
  • The age limit to apply for JEE Main has been removed. Now candidates fulfilling the eligibility criterion can apply for the exam irrespective of their age.
  • Candidates have to book their exam slots to appear for online mode exam.
  • For JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Plan), it is mandatory for the candidates to have Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry subjects.
  • Aadhar card is not mandatory to apply for JEE Main 2020 entrance exams.
  • Candidates appearing among the top 224000 qualified students will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.
  • NTA has set up more than 3400 Practice centers in the country for the preparation of the students.
  • Diabetic students can take water bottle, fruits and sugar tablets inside the exam center.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates

Below we have provided all the tentative JEE Main 2020 Dates for various events taking place in the January session and April session:

January Session:

Release of Application Form1st week of September 2019
Availability of Mock Test2nd week of September 2019
Last date to submit the application formLast week of September 2019
Last date of fee submission and image uploading1st week of October 2019
Publication of allotted exam shift and date1st week of October 2019
Application correction window opens1st to last week of October 2019
Announcement of allotted exam centre3rd week of October 2019
Availability of Admit card3rd week of December 2019
JEE Main 2020 Exam (Paper 1)1st to 3rd week of January 2020
JEE Main 2020 Exam (Paper 2)2nd week of January 2020
Declaration of ResultsLast week of January 2020

April Session:

Release of Online Application2nd week of February 2020
Image correction window opensIn the month of February 2020
Availability of mock testIn the month of February 2020
Last date to submit application1st week of March 2020
Last date to make payment of fee2nd week of March 2020
Downloading of Admit card3rd week of March 2020
JEE Main 2020 Exam1st to 3rd week of April 2020
Announcement of ResultLast week of April 2020

JEE Main 2020 Application Form

Candidates can check below various important details regarding JEE Main 2020 Application form:

  • The Application form filling process for the January session will start from the first week of September 2019 and the April Session registration will start from the second week of February 2020.
  • The complete online registration process will contain various steps – Online Registration, Filling the Application online, Uploading of Images, Payment of Application fee and Printing the Application.
  • Last date to submit the application form online for the January session is last week of September 2019. For the April session, candidates can submit the application till the first week of March 2020.
  • Candidates are required to submit only one application form. Multiple application forms from one candidate will get rejected.

Application Fee:

Mode of Payment: Applicants can pay the fee by online mode through net banking/debit card/credit card. The fee can also be paid through SBI E-Challan method.

JEE Main 2020 Application fee for various categories is given in the table below:

PapersCategoryApplication Fee
Exam Center in IndiaExam Center Outside India
Paper 1 or Paper 2For Gen/OBC-NCL candidatesBoys – Rs.500

Girls – Rs.250

Boys – Rs.2000

Girls – Rs.1000

For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender candidatesBoys – Rs.250

Girls – Rs.250

Boys – Rs.1000

Girls – Rs.1000

Both Paper 1 & Paper 2For Gen/OBC-NCL candidatesBoys – Rs.900

Girls – Rs.450

Boys – Rs.3000

Girls – Rs.1500

For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender candidatesBoys – Rs.450

Girls – Rs.450

Boys – Rs.1500

Girls – Rs.1500

JEE Main 2020 Application Correction

For all the candidates registered successfully, the board will provide JEE Main 2020 Application correction facility to correct mistakes. It will be one time facility for the students to make corrections in the details of application form.

The application correction window will open in the first to last week of October 2019 for the January session registration. For the April session, the correction process will start in the month of February 2020.

Students will be able to correct details in the application through online mode only. To make correction in the application, students have to pay an additional amount of fee.

Correction in the application must be done by the candidates before the last date of form submission.

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through the JEE Main 2020 Eligibility criterion, before filling the application form:

General Eligibility:

  • Qualifying Exam: Applying candidate must have passed their 10+2 level exams or its equivalent from a recognized board or university.
  • Diploma Holders: Candidates who are holding diploma can also apply for admission but only in IITs.
  • Qualifying Subjects: Candidate in their 12th level must have passed with at least of five mandatory subjects – Physics, Mathematics along with any one from the Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology or any other technical vocational.
  • Age Criterion: There is no age limit prescribed to apply for JEE Main 2020.
  • Total Attempts: There will be no attempt limit to apply for this test.
  • Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are appearing for their Class 12th exams can also apply.
  • Year of Appearance: Candidates passing their 12th level exam in the year 2018 or 2019 are only eligible to apply. Also, those appearing in their 12th level in the year 2020 are also eligible to apply.

Institutions wise Eligibility:

  • To get admission into IITs. NITs, CFTIs and other institutions, students have secure 75% (For ST/SC – 65%) marks in their 12th level exams.
  • On the basis of All India Rank of the candidate secured in the test, admission will be provided.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

Check the complete NTA JEE Main 2020 Exam pattern provided below, before starting your exam preparation:

  • Exam Date: JEE Main 2020 January Session entrance test will be conducted in the first to third week of January 2020. The April Session exam will be held in the first to third week of April 2020.
  • Exam Mode: The entrance test will be organized in online CBT mode. However, the drawing test in Paper II will be held in offline.
  • Number of Papers: The entrance exam will be held in two papersPaper I and Paper II. Paper I will be held for admission into B.E/B.Tech programme while Paper II will be held for admission into B.Arch and B.Plan programmes.
  • Number of Questions: In Paper I, the question paper will consist of total 90 questions. Whereas, in Paper II the question paper will contain total of 82 questions.
  • Type of Questions: The questions in both the papers will be of objective type. However, the drawing test of paper II will contain subjective type.
  • Language Medium: The question paper will be available in English, Hindi, Gujarati & some other state languages.
  • Time Duration: The time duration to complete the paper will be of 3 hours. Extra time of 1 hour will be provided to candidates with 40% disability (PwD candidates).
  • Total Marks: Paper I will be of total 360 marks. While, paper II will be of total 390 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be given for every correct answer. 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Check the section wise distribution of questions and marks for both the papers of JEE Main 2020:

For Paper I (B.E/B.Tech):

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Total90 questions360 marks

For Paper II (B.Arch/B.Plan):

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Aptitude Test50200
Drawing Test270
Total82 questions390 marks

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

The complete NTA JEE Main 2020 Syllabus can be checked by the students via online mode. Syllabus of Paper I will contain various topics from the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics studied in the 11th and 12th level.

Paper II Syllabus will contain topics from the Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing sections.

Check below the detailed syllabus of JEE Main 2020

For JEE Main 2020 Paper I:


Physics and measurement, Rotational motion, Thermodynamics, Laws of motion, Oscillations and waves, Electronic devices, Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents, Current electricity, Optics, Electrostatics, Work, energy and power, Kinematics, Gravitation, Kinetic theory of gases, Properties of solids and liquids, etc.


Sets, relations and functions, Matrices and determinants, Sequences and series, Mathematical induction, Binomial theorem and its simple applications, Integral calculus, Statistics and probability, Complex numbers and quadratic equations, Vector algebra, Trigonometry, Permutations and combinations, Mathematical reasoning, etc.


Physical Chemistry: Some basic concepts in chemistry, Atomic structure, Equilibrium, Chemical thermodynamics, Chemical bonding and molecular structure, Chemical kinetics, States of matter, etc.

Organic Chemistry: Purification and characterization of organic compounds, Organic compounds containing halogens, Chemistry in everyday life, Some basic principles of organic chemistry, Organic compounds containing nitrogen, etc.

Inorganic Chemistry: Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, D – and f – block elements, Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals), Hydrogen, Environmental chemistry, Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements, etc.

For JEE Main 2020 Paper II:

Part I: Awareness of persons, places, Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings, Buildings, Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal),Materials, Visualising, etc.

Part II: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, colour texture, building forms and elements, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, harmony and contrast, Creating two dimensional and three dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms, subtraction, rotation, etc.

JEE Main 2020 Preparation Tips

Follow the below provided preparation tips to score good marks and qualify the entrance test:

  • Before starting the preparation, candidates must know the complete details of exam pattern, marking scheme and syllabus.
  • While preparing for the exam, note down all the important points, concepts or formulas at one place. Revise these notes regularly.
  • Prepare for the exam from the study material which is mostly recommended by other qualified candidates and experienced teachers.
  • Students can solve previous year exam papers or sample papers to know the exam trend and type of questions coming in the exam.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The registration process of JEE Main 2020 will start in the first week of September 2019 for the January session test. The April session registration process will start in the second week of February 2020.
Answer: You can apply for JEE Main 2020 by online mode.
Answer: Yes, you can edit your JEE Main 2020 Application Form when the application correction window will open in the first to last week of October 2019 for January session.
Answer: In case you appear for both the tests, the better of the two scores will be considered for the admissions.
Answer: JEE Main 2020 January session entrance exam will be organized in the first to third week of January 2020.
Answer: There is no attempt limit to apply for JEE Main exam.
Answer: Candidates must upload the photograph as per given instructions. However, in case any candidate has uploaded the photograph without date and time inadvertently, it will be also accepted.
Answer: NTA will accept only single application form of JEE Main 2020 and multiple forms will get cancelled.
Answer: No, candidates are not allowed to use calculators or any other electronic device during JEE Main 2020 entrance test.
Answer: Yes, you can apply as aadhaar card is not mandatory to apply for JEE Main exam.

JEE Main 2020 Slot Booking

The allocation of exam date, shift and exam centers will be done by NTA. It will be done few days before the release of admit card. To check the allotted exam date, time, shift and center, students have to login through their registered id and password.

No request or correspondence will be further entertained in this case by the officials.

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

NTA JEE Main 2020 Admit Card will be released after the registration process is successfully completed. For the January session entrance exam, the admit card will be available in the third week of December 2019. Admit card for April session test will be released in the third week of March 2020.

To download the admit card, candidates have to click on the provided online link and enter their application number and password. Candidates will be also informed about their release of admit card through SMS or mail.

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

NTA will release the JEE Main 2020 Answer key after the completion of entrance exams. It will be published for Paper I and Paper II in PDF format by online mode. The Answer key will be available in the month of January 2020.

To access the answer key candidates have to enter their application number and password. After downloading it, candidates will get to know the correct answers of the questions asked in the test and able to calculate the probable score.

In case candidates find any discrepancy in the Answer key, they can openly challenge the Answer key by paying certain amount of fee and submitting proof.

JEE Main 2020 Result

NTA JEE Main 2020 Results will be announced in the last week of January 2020 for the January session test. Result for April session test will be released in the last week of April 2020. Candidates can access their results by entering their date of birth and roll number.

After the results will be announced, scorecard will also be released online.

JEE Main 2020 Scorecard

JEE Main 2020 Scorecard is an important document which will mention various details about the candidate – name, roll number, parent’s name, category, state code of eligibility, marks obtained, All India rank, Category wise rank, qualifying status etc.

Candidates can download their scorecards by online mode. No scorecard will be dispatched to the candidates by offline mode.

JEE Main 2020 Rank List

JEE Main 2020 Rank list will be released by NTA after the declaration of results. Marks secured in the JEE Main 2020 entrance test will be evaluated and based on that ranks will be allotted to the candidates. Candidate’s All India rank and category rank will be mentioned in the rank list.

The percentile score of the candidates will be calculated using the normalization procedure.

JEE Main 2020 Cut Off

NTA will release the JEE Main 2020 Cut Off by online mode. To appear in the All India centralized counselling process, it is necessary for the candidates to obtain the minimum cut off marks. The cut off marks will be released for various categories.

In the table given below we have provided previous years cut off trends for various categories:

CategoryCut-off 2018Cut-off 2017Cut-off 2016Cut-off 2015

JEE Main 2020 Counselling

Candidates successfully scoring the minimum cut off marks will be considered eligible to participate in JEE Main 2020 Counselling process. The counselling process will be held in completely online centralized process.

To participate in the counselling process students have to first register themselves. The counselling process will be organized by JoSAA. Candidates will be allotted seats in various participating institutions like NIT, IIT, CFTI etc.

Based on applicant’s category, rank obtained, seats availability and other factors, seats will be allocated. After the seat allocation, candidates have to report at the allotted institution for the document verification process.

If you have any query regarding JEE Main 2020, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

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  1. Sonali chanda says:

    Did i eligible for jee main if i have math as an additional subject in class 12th and had a private certificate from cbse.?

  2. Vikram says:

    Sir i can passed exam 2017 but marks low and get improvement exam 2018 can i eligible for jee main 2020

  3. Rajdeep Das says:

    My DOB IS 8th june 2003
    So can I appear on wbjee and jee main ?
    Now I’m studying in class 12 wbchse
    Please reply sarvgyan

  4. kritagyay says:

    If I have cleared mains exam but my percentile is not good and I haven’t given advance and cleared mains exam in next year with good percentile then how many attempts can I get for advance.

  5. Abdul Majid says:

    I’ve scored 62% in my 12 level can I apply jee main 2020

  6. Sachin Sharma says:

    If diploma holder after 2nd yr. Can apply for jee exam

  7. Your Name...shailendra kumar says:

    I got 64% in 12 up board 2019. Am I eligible for iit advanced 2020

  8. Shyam Deo says:

    Can i give the exam of jee main paper 2 i am score 57.8 % in 12 th exam and above 45% in pcm and i am in sc category please reply me

  9. alinashaif says:

    I got 71 in maths and phy and overall 81%in I eligible for mains 2020?

  10. alina shaif says:

    I got 71in phy and maths,76 in chem, 73 in eng, 93 in physical education, 91 in engineering graphics. Total 81% . Am I eligible for mains 2020?

  11. Krishna says:

    If I am a student of bsc first year student. Am I eligible for jee 2020

  12. Raftaarrr says:

    If I gave improvement exam in 2020 ..then what about my maths internal marks ?

  13. Sonali chanda says:

    Can a cbse private student appearing on 2019 give jee main 2020?

  14. nikhil says:

    i got 70% in 12 cbse can i give jee mains 2020 and get admission in dtu please help….

  15. .aviral singh says:

    i have secured 72% marks in classfor 12th 2019…should i elligible for jee mains 2019…OBC category

  16. Your Name... Pankaj Hazarika says:

    I’ve already appeared in JEE-MAINS for 2017, 2018 & 2019.Can I appear in 2020 again?

  17. Niharika says:

    is offline test available for jee mains exams

  18. Ali farooq says:

    I give improvement exam in 2018 so can i give jeemain 2020!

  19. Ali farooq says:

    The person who have his improvement exam in 2018 is eligible for jeemain 2020

  20. Tiya says:

    Can a student give exam two times that is, in January as well as April session?

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