August 3, 2020

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JEE MAIN Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,300
  • Number Of Attempts:2
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Testing Agency (NTA)
  • Courses:B.Tech, B.PLAN, BE
  • Streams:Engineering, Architecture

JEE Main 2020 – Application Form (Released), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern (New), Syllabus

Updated On – September 27th 2019 by Anurag Singh

JEE Main 2020 will be conducted by the newly formulated body – National Testing Agency (NTA). JEE Main Application Forms 2020 have been available from 03 September 2019. The last date to apply for the online form would be 30 September 2019 (up to 11:50 PM). Admit cards can be downloaded by the candidates starting from 06 December 2019 and exam will be conducted from 06 January 2019 to 11 January 2019. Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is a national level engineering entrance examination. JEE (Mains) was previously referred to as IIT-JEE. From 2019 onwards, the exam is getting conducted twice a year – in January and April. It is conducted to offer B.Tech admissions and admissions into B.E, B.Plan, B.Arch programmes. Up to 2018, this exam was getting organised by CBSE. Based on the ranks or score secured in the examination, candidates can get admission into renowned institutions/colleges in India. Aspirants can become eligible for – 31 NIT’s, 25 IIIT’s, 28 CFTI’s, etc by securing the minimum qualifying cut-off marks in the screening test. In this article, the candidates will get to know about the complete details of the NTA JEE Main 2020.

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Important Updates in JEE Main 2020

  • If any image discrepancy in the JEE Main Application Form has been notified to the candidate, they can visit the official website for correcting the same. Candidates need to login by using their application number and password.
  • NTA has released the sample question paper for B.Planning. Click Here.
  • Papers for B.Tech/B.E., B.Arch and B.Planning will be conducted separately.
  • The number of questions in each paper has been changed and correspondingly the total marks of each paper as per the approval authority JEE Apex Board (JAB).
  • For the candidates giving the exam for B.Planning: Mathematics – Part 1, Aptitude Test – Part 2 and Planning Based Questions – Part 3 will come in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only.
  • Application Fee payment now can be done through UPI and Paytm as well.
  • National Testing Agency – NTA has released the notice for Joint Entrance Exam (Mains) 2020 registration date. The submission of JEE Main 2020 online Application form for January session has been started from 03 September 2019. Click here to Apply.
  • NTA has announced the exam dates.

JEE Main 2020 New Changes Introduced

The following are the new changes introduced in the JEE Main 2020 exam by the NTA:

  1. National Testing Agency (NTA) now holds the responsibility for conducting the Joint Entrance Examination since 2019 onwards.
  2. The NTA JEE Main exam will be conducted twice in a year. Once in January and the other one is scheduled in April, both through the online CBT – (Computer Based Test) mode.
  3. There is no age limit now to apply for this exam. The candidates who will fulfil the eligibility criteria from now onwards can appear for this exam.
  4. The candidates to appear for the online mode exam will need to book their exam slots.
  5. There is no need for Aadhar card now while applying for the entrance exam of JEE Main.
  6. Those candidates would be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced who would be amongst the top 224000 qualified candidates.
  7. The NTA to help the candidates with their preparation has set up more than 3400 Practice centres.
  8. The candidates who have diabetes are allowed to take the following things inside the exam hall: sugar tablets, water bottles and fruits.

Candidates can refer the JEE nic website or can visit our pages for latest updates.

JEE Main 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can refer to the below mentioned JEE Main 2020 important dates to not miss any event for the exam. Exam dates calendar for both JEE Main January and April session are given below:

JEE Main Schedules:

JEE Main 2020 Exam January Session
Registration Start Date03 September 2019
Registration End Date30 September 2019
Application Fee Submission Last Date01 October 2019 (up to 11:50 pm)
Application form Correction11 October 2019 to 17 October 2019 (up to 11:50 pm)
Admit card Download start Date06 December 2019
JEE Main 2020 Exam Date06 January 2020 to 11 January 2020
Result Declaration31 January 2020

The dates for the mock test registration and counseling for January session would be announced by the NTA in the due course of time. Given below is the table for the April schedule:

JEE Main 2020 Exam April Session
Registration Start Date07 February 2020
Registration End Date07 March 2020
Admit card start date for Download16 March 2020
JEE Main 2020 Exam Date03 April 2020 to 09 April 2020
Result Declaration30 April 2020

These above schedules are officially released by the JEE Main 2020 organising body.

Download the JEE Main 2020 Information Brochure – Click Here

JEE Main 2020 Application Form

The candidates can check the important points provided below to know the details about the JEE Main 2020 online Application Form and Fee:

  1. The process of JEE Main 2020 Registration for the session of January month will start from 03 September 2019 onwards. Similarly, the registration for April session will take place from 7 February 2020 onwards.
  2. The entire process of online registration will contain the following steps –
    1. Registering online
    2. Online filling of application
    3. Uploading the images
    4. Application Fees payment
    5. Taking Print out of the application.
  3. The JEE Main 2020 application form last date is 30 September 2019 (up to 11:50 pm). For the Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) April session, the deadline for submitting the application form is 07 March 2020.
  4. The application form correction window will remain open from 11 October 2019 to 17 October 2019 for the January session exam. For the April session, the correction process will start in March 2020.
  5. The candidates need to submit one application form only. If a candidate submits more than one application form it would then be rejected.

JEE Main 2020 Application Fee

The given table contains the category-wise details about Joint Entrance Exam Main 2020 Application Fees for January session:

JEE Main Application Fee
PaperCategoryApplication fee
Exam Center in IndiaExam Center outside India






For Gen/Gen-EWS/OBC-NCL CandidatesBoys – Rs.650


Girls – Rs.325

Boys – Rs.3000


Girls – Rs.1500

For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender candidatesBoys – Rs.325


Girls – Rs.325

Boys – Rs.1500


Girls – Rs.1500

B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch



B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning


B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch & B.Planning


B.Arch & B.Planning

For Gen/OBC-NCL candidatesBoys – Rs.1300


Girls – Rs.650

Boys – Rs.6000


Girls – Rs.3000

For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender candidatesBoys – Rs.650


Girls – Rs.650

Boys – Rs.3000


Girls – Rs.3000

Mode of Payment: The fees can be paid by the candidates using online mode through Net banking/debit card/credit card/UPI/Paytm.



JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

The registration process will be followed by the release of JEE Main Admit Card. The availability of the Hall ticket/admit card for both January and April sessions is given below:

  • The admit cards for January session would be available from 06 December 2019 onwards.
  • For April session admit card would be available from 16 March 2020 onwards.
  • The candidates can click on the online link and by entering their password and registration number they can download their admit card.
  • The candidates will be informed when the admit card would be released through the mail or SMS.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres

List of JEE Main 2020 Centres for the exam is mentioned below:

JEE Exam Centres
S.NoStatesNumber of Cities
1Arunachal Pradesh02
3Andaman and Nicobar Islands01
4Andhra Pradesh20
8Daman & Diu02
10Dadra and Nagar Haveli01
13Himachal Pradesh09
16Jammu & Kashmir04
22Madhya Pradesh11
33Tamil Nadu16
35Uttar Pradesh19
36West Bengal08
38Outside India09

Candidates living in other countries can also give the examination. Cities outside India are also marked in the Map given at the end of this article.

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must carefully go through the JEE eligibility criteria before they start filling the application form. Below is the detailed and updated JEE Main eligibility criteria, given for the candidates to dwell into:

General Eligibility:

  • Qualifying Exam: The candidates who are applying must have cleared the Class 12th exam or any equivalent exam from any recognised board or university.
  • Diploma Holders: The candidates who have done diploma can also apply for this exam but in IIITs only.
  • Age criteria: There is no age limit now to apply for JEE Main.
  • Number of Attempts: There is no limit on the number of attempts to apply for this exam.
  • Appearing Candidates: The candidates who are appearing for 10+2 exam this year are also eligible to apply.
  • Year of Appearance: Those candidates can only apply who have passed their Class 12th board exam in 2018 or 2019. The candidates appearing for 10+2 exam in the year 2020 can also apply.

Institutions wise Eligibility:

  • The candidates need to score at least 75% marks (65% for SC/ST), or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class / Qualifying examination conducted by the respective Boards to get admissions into IIITs, NITs, CFTIs and other institutions through CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board)/JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority).
  • The admission will be provided to the candidates based on All India Rank which they have scored in the exam.
  • Subject combinations required in the qualifying examination for admission to B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning Courses in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs shall be as under:
CourseRequired Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Examination
B.E/ B.TechPassed qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
B.ArchPassed qualifying examination with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
B.PlanningPassed qualifying examination with Mathematics

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

The candidates need to check the changed NTA JEE Main Exam pattern before they start preparing for the exam. Please refer to the table below for the same:

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern
PaperSubjectsNumber of QuestionsTypes of QuestionsMode of ExaminationTiming of the Examination
First ShiftSecond Shift
B.E/ B.TechMathematics25(20+5)20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions with an answer as a numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.
B.ArchMathematics – Part 125(20+5)20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Aptitude Test – Part 250Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Drawing Test – Part 32Questions for drawing test“Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on the Drawing sheet
B.PlanningMathematics – Part 125(20+5)20 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Aptitude Test – Part 250Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Planning Based Questions – Part 325Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Medium of Question PaperEnglish, Hindi & Gujarati
Exam Duration3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Marking Scheme(+4) for every correct answer


(-1) for every wrong answer

NO Negative Marking for Numerical Value-Based Questions

Those candidates who wish to appear for B.Arch, as well as B.Planning, will have the duration of examination 3.30 hrs. i.e. from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Section-wise distribution of Questions and Marks

  • For B.E./
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
  • For B.Arch
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Mathematics – Part 125100
Aptitude test – Part250200
Drawing Test – Part 302100
  • For B.Planning
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Mathematics – Part 125100
Aptitude test – Part250200
Planning Based Objective Type MCQs –Part III25100

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

The candidates can check the whole JEE (Mains) syllabus 2020 online. Candidates must know the JEE Main Detailed syllabus and Recommended books. The Paper wise subjects for exam preparation are given in the points below:

  • Paper for B.E/B.Tech will have questions from multiple topics from 11th and 12th level Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
  • Paper for B.Arch will have topics from the sections of Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing.
  • Paper for B.Planning will have topics from Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning Based Questions.

The detailed JEE Main syllabus is given below:

JEE Main Syllabus for Physics:

  • 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
  • Magnetic effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Dual nature of matter and radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Communication system

JEE Main Syllabus for Mathematics:

  • 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
  • Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
  • Differential Equations
  • Co-Ordinate Geometry
  • Three Dimensional Geometry

JEE Main Syllabus for Chemistry:

  • Some basic concepts in chemistry
  • Atomic structure
  • Equilibrium
  • Chemical thermodynamics
  • Chemical bonding and molecular structure
  • Chemical kinetics
  • States of matter
  • Solutions
  • Redox reactions and electrochemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of metals
  • Hydrogen
  • S-block elements( Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
  • P-block elements
  • d- and f- block elements
  • Co-ordination compounds
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Purification and Characterisation of organic compounds
  • Some basic principles of organic chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic compounds containing halogens
  • Organic compounds containing oxygen
  • Organic compounds containing nitrogen
  • Polymers
  • Biomolecules
  • Chemistry in everyday life
  • Principles related to practical chemistry

JEE Main Syllabus for Aptitude test:

  • Awareness of persons, places, buildings, materials/objects
  • Texture related to architecture and build environment
  • Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings
  • Visualising different sides of three-dimensional objects
  • Analytical Reasoning Mental ability (visual, numerical, verbal)
  • Three-dimensional Perception
  • Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape, landscape and rural life.

JEE Main 2020 Preparation Tips

The preparation tips for JEE Main which would help the candidates to score well and hence qualify this exam are given below:

  • The candidates must have complete knowledge regarding the pattern of exam, syllabus and the marking scheme.
  • The candidates must make short notes which must comprise of the following: key points, formulas and concepts.
  • The candidates must study from study material which the qualified candidates and experienced teachers have recommended for JEE Main 2020 exam.
  • The candidates need to practice from sample papers and exam papers of the previous year to get knowledge about the trend of the exam and the type of questions which can be asked in the exam.

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

The NTA will release the answer key of JEE Main 2020 exam after the entrance exam will get over i.e. around January 2020. Following are the main points regarding the release of answer key:

  • The answer key will be published through online mode in PDF Format for both the papers. The candidates can check the answer key once it is available on the official website.
  • The candidates can access the answer key by entering their password and the application number.
  • The candidates can cross-check their answers by downloading the answer key and tallying the response with the answers given in the answer key, hence calculating their probable score.
  • The candidates can challenge the Answer key openly if they have any problem with the answers given in the Answer key. For this, they need to submit proof and pay a certain amount as fees.

JEE Main 2020 Result

The  NTA JEE Main 2020 January Result would be announced by 31 January 2020 as per the latest NTA update. Similarly, for the April session, the result would be announced on 30 April 2020. The candidates will have to enter their roll numbers and birth date to check their results. The scorecard will be released online after the announcement of results.

NTA JEE 2020 Tie Breaker Rule

In case the candidate’s score after the declaration of Joint Entrance Exam result is found equal with the other candidate then the tie would be resolved in the following descending order:

  • Score in Mathematics.
  • Score in Physics / Score in Aptitude Test (in case of B.Arch) / Score in Aptitude Test (in case of B.Planning).
  • Score in Chemistry / Score in Drawing Test (in case of B.Arch) / Score in Planning Based Questions (in case of B.Planning).
  • Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper.
  • Candidates older in Age.

JEE Main 2020 Scorecard

The scorecard of JEE Main 2020 is very important as it will contain the following details about the candidates:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll number
  • Name of Parents
  • Eligibility state code
  • Category
  • Marks secured
  • All India Rank
  • Category-wise rank
  • Status of qualifying the exam

The scorecards can be downloaded through online mode only and no dispatching of the scorecards will take place through the online mode.

JEE Main 2020 Cut Off

The JEE Main 2020 cut off will be released by NTA by online mode. The candidates need to score the cut off marks to appear in the All India centralized counselling process. The cut-off marks for various categories will be released.

  • Through JEE Main cut off candidates will get admission into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs and can also qualify for the JEE Advanced 2020 Exam.
  • Out of the total number of candidates appeared for Joint Entrance Exam Main every year, only 18.18% – 22.72% of candidates are selected for JEE Advanced Examination.

The previous year cut off trends is provided in the table given below for various categories:

Previous Years Cut Off Trends of JEE Results





Candidates can check the Opening and Closing ranks of the NITs from the last year as per NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) in the table below:

Top NITs Highest and Lowest Rank
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli121 – 21596
National Institute of Technology Rourkela1278 – 49400
National Institute of Technology Karnataka960 – 31770
National Institute of Technology Warangal826 – 25745
National Institute of Technology Calicut321 – 33618

JEE Main 2020 Counselling

The candidates who will get minimum cut-off marks would be eligible to participate in the online JEE Main counselling process. Following are the points candidates must go through regarding counseling information:

  • The JEE Main 2020 counselling process will take place through online mode only. The first step is that the students need to get themselves registered.
  • JoSAA i.e.the Joint Seat Allocation Authority will organize the counselling process.
  • The candidates would be allotted seats into the institutions such as IIT’s, NIT’s, CFTI’s etc.
  • The seats would be allocated based on the category of the applicant, rank secured availability of seats and other factors.
  • The candidates will have to report to the institutions allotted to them after the seat allocation for the process of verification of documents.

List of Participating Institutes in JEE Main 2020

The list of institutes of the country which are participating in the Joint Entrance Exam (Main) 2020 includes 31 National Institute of Technology (NITs), 25 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and 28 Central Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs).

List of National Institute of Technology (NITs)

  • Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
  • Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
  • Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
  • National Institute of Technology, Agartala
  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut
  • National Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
  • National Institute of Technology, Goa
  • National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur
  • National Institute of Technology, Karnataka
  • National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya
  • National Institute of Technology, Nagaland
  • National Institute of Technology, Patna
  • National Institute of Technology, Puducherry
  • National Institute of Technology, Raipur
  • National Institute of Technology, Sikkim
  • National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
  • National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur
  • National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
  • National Institute of Technology, Manipur
  • National Institute of Technology, Mizoram
  • National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
  • National Institute of Technology, Silchar
  • National Institute of Technology, Srinagar
  • National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
  • National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand
  • National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat
  • Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
  • National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh

List of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Kota
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Kalyani
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Sonipat
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Una
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Chittoor
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Vadodara
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Manipur
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Dharwad
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Tiruchirappalli
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kancheepuram
  • Pt. Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacture, Jabalpur
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Kottayam
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Ranchi
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Nagpur
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Pune
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bhagalpur
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bhopal
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Surat
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Agartala
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Raichur, Karnataka

List of Central-Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs)

  • Assam University, Silchar
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi
  • Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
  • Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi
  • Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research & Management, Ahmedabad
  • Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur
  • J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, Department of Electronics & Communication, University of Allahabad
  • National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad
  • National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Ranchi
  • Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Mizoram University, Aizawl
  • School of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur
  • School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal
  • School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
  • School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada
  • Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  • HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar
  • International Institute of Information Technology, Naya Raipur
  • University of Hyderabad
  • Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  • International Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • Central Institute of Technology, Assam
  • Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry
  • Ghani Khan Choudhary Institute of Engineering and Technology, West Bengal
  • Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan
  • National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Sonepat

Check JEE Main Test Center locations through the Map below

NTA JEE Main 2020 Highlights

Below given are the main or vital points of the JEE Main exam:

Name of ExamJoint Entrance Examination (Main)
Conducting AuthorityNational Testing Agency (NTA)
LevelNational Level
CourseEngineering, Architecture, B.Pharma
Official Website
NTA Official Website
Exam ModeComputer-based test (CBT)
Previous Exam Conducting BodyCBSE
Exam PurposeFor the admission into top engineering colleges/institutes. Also, as an eligibility test for appearing in JEE Advanced.

JEE MAIN Important Dates

JEE Main 2020 Application Form Submission Date03 Sep – 30 Sep 2019
Application Correction Date11 Oct – 17 Oct 2019
Admit Card Downloading Date06 Dec 2019
JEE Main 2020 Exam Date06 Jan – 11 Jan 2020
Result Declaration Date31 Jan 2020

Joint Entrance Examination Main January Session 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 mark will be reduced on every wrong response.


Instructions:*Duration of Exam: Shift One – 3 Hours and Shift Two – 3 Hours. The timing of Examination 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only. **20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have answer to be filled as numerical value.

Paper 2
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions, Subjective

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 mark will be reduced for every wrong response

3Aptitude Test504200

Instructions:*Mathematics- Part I and Aptitude Test-Part II in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only. Drawing Test –Part III in “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on Drawing sheet. **20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have answer to be filled as numerical value.

Paper 3
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:Minus 01 mark on every incorrect answer

2Aptitude Test504200
3Planning Based Objective Type MCQs254100

Instructions:*20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have answer to be filled as numerical value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will NTA conduct JEE Main 2020?

As of now, there are no changes in JEE 2020, whether it’s exam pattern, eligibility criteria or syllabus. JEE Main 2020 will be conducted by National Testing Agency in computer-based mode, twice a year, in January and April. JEE Advanced 2020 will also be conducted in online (CBT) mode only.

How can I apply for JEE 2020?

EE Main 2020 Application Form – National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the JEE Main Application Form 2020 in the 1st week of September 2019 at

JEE Main 2020 Application Fee.
General / OBC (NCL)
SC/ST/ PwD/ Transgender and Females
Paper 1 AND 2 (Foreign students)

Does 12th class marks are important for JEE?

Yes, 12th marks are important to appear for JEE and candidates belong to General category must have 75% marks in their 12th board exam and 65% marks in case of SC/ST category.

What is the difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced?

JEE Main is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). JEE advanced is conducted by IITs for admission into IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and its marks are also accepted for admission into IISc and IISERs.

What is the difference between AIEEE and JEE?

JEE Main is actually same as AIEEE and JEE Advanced is same as IIT JEE. AIEEE is organized to provide admission into the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and JEE is held to provide admissions into the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs).

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