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JEE Main 2020

JEE Main 2020 (April) - Application Form, Syllabus, PatternJEE Main 2020 Registration can be filled till 1st January 2020. Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main is a most important national level entrance test administrated by the CBSE Board. JEE Main exam is organized for admission in UG engineering (B.Tech) & architecture (B.Arch) courses offered by IITs, NITs, IIITs and other institutions. JEE Main score is considered all over the country for providing admission in B.Tech or B.Arch courses. In this article, candidates can get the core information about JEE Main 2020 application form including fee structure, eligibility criteria, application dates & FAQs and how to fill application procedure.

JEE Main 2020 Important Dates

As announced in the information brochure, all the important dates of JEE Main 2020 are as below:

January Session:

Events Dates 2020
Notification release August 2019
Release of Application Form 3rd September 2019
Image correction started 13th September 2019
Last date to submit the application form 10th October 2019 (Extended)
Last date of fee submission & image uploading 11th October 2019
Application correction window 14th – 20th October 2019
Availability of Admit card 6th December 2019 (Released)
JEE Main 2020 Exam 6th – 9th January 2020
Release of answer key & responses 13th January 2020
Last date to submit objection 15th January 2020
Final answer key release 17th January 2020
Declaration of Results 17th January 2020

April Session:

Events Dates 2020
Release of Online Application 7th February 2020
Image correction window opens In the month of February 2020
Availability of mock test In the month of February 2020
Last date to submit application 7th March 2020
Last date of fee submission & image uploading 2nd week of March 2020
Downloading of Admit card 16th March 2020
JEE Mains 2020 Exam 3rd – 9th April 2020
Announcement of Result 30th April 2020

Fulfilling the eligibility criteria is a must for all the candidates because the admission will be subjected to it. The norms of JEE Main eligibility criteria to be satisfied are as below: JEE Main Eligibility Criteria Note: The Computer Based Examination for Paper-1 in Colombo, Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh and Sharjah will only be held on 15th and 16th April .

Age Limit: Candidate should not be born before 1 October 1992. However, the limit for the SC/ST/PwD candidates is 1 October 1987.

Education Qualification: The qualifying examination should have been passed in 2015 or 2016. However, candidates writing 10+2/equivalent exams in may also apply.

In the qualifying exam, candidates must have had Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects among five subjects.

Number of Attempts: Each candidate is entitled to take JEE Main three times only. However, the age limits and the number of attempts for the admission in the institutions of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha states will remain the same as that was when the state level exam was held.

Some Crucial Points to Note.

  • Candidates, who did not pass in qualifying exam in 2014 but retook the exam in 2015 and passed, are not eligible.
  • Candidates who did not qualify 10+2 exam in 2017 and are reappearing for it, are required to rewrite the exam of all the 5 subjects.
  • The state level exam of Odisha has been scrapped because now JEE Mains scores will be considered for admission in the colleges in the state. However, the age limit and the number of attempts will remain the same as the past year. This is not applicable to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs
  • Maharashtra state will conduct its own paper, MT CET, for admissions.

JEE Main 2020 Application From

Candidates are required to fill the JEE Main Application Form only through online process. The application form has been available from 1st December 2020. No other modes will be entertained to fill and submit the application form.

Candidate can submit only one application form. More than one application form filling will lead to rejection.There is no need to send the printed application form to the CBSE Board.

Also, the application fee for the exam was as below:

Offline Exam Online Exam
Paper(s) Center in India
OBC or


PwD or

ST or SC

OBC or


PwD or

ST or SC

Either JEE Main Paper 1 or JEE Main Paper 2 500 (Girls)

1000 (Boys)

500 (Girls)

500 (Boys)

250 (Girls)

500 (Boys)

250 (Girls)

250 (Boys)

Both JEE Main Paper 1 and Paper 2 900 (Girls)

1800 (Boys)

900 (Girls)

900 (Boys)

650 (Girls)

1300 (Boys)

650 (Girls)

650 (Boys)

Center in Foreign
Either JEE Main Paper 1 or JEE Main Paper 2 1250 (Girls)

2500 (Boys)

1250 (Girls)

1250 (Boys)

1250 (Girls)

2500 (Boys)

1250 (Girls)

1250 (Boys)

Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 of JEE Main 1900 (Girls)

3800 (Boys)

1900 (Girls)

1900 (Boys)

1900 (Girls)

3800 (Boys)

1900 (Girls)

1900 (Boys)

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

The admit card of JEE Main was released on 2nd week March . To download it, candidates will have to submit the application number and the date of birth and apart from downloading it online, there is no other medium to acquire it. Candidates are required to carry their admit card on the examination day and along it, they must also carry the required documents. To know more about JEE Main admit card and the documents to be carried along it, click on the heading of this paragraph.

Important Note: Candidates who cannot download their admit card due to mismatch details, in their  name, with their Board data and JEE Main data will soon be able to make corrections. CBSE will provide another chance to candidates, by opening JEE Main Application Form Correction facility, and then candidates will be able to download the admit card. We will inform you as soon as the facility will be provided.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of JEE Main Paper-I is as given below:

  • The paper will be conducted online and offline. However, a candidate can write the exam in one mode only. Those, who will by default appear for both the mode, will find their candidature cancelled.
  • The question paper of JEE Main 2020 will be available in Hindi and English. However, candidates writing the exam in Gujarat, Daman & DIU, Nagar Haveli and Dadra will be able to write it in Gujarati as well. Candidates were required to submit the choice of language during the form filling.
  • Each candidate will have 3 hours to solve the paper except for the person with 40% or more disability. They will be granted an extra hour.
  • The paper will contain total 90 multiple choice questions, from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • In JEE Main, for each question there will be four choices and candidates will have to mark one.
  • Each question will be of four marks and for marking the incorrect answer, negative marking of 1/4 mark will be done.
  • A person with the disability of more than 40% may opt for a Scribe/ Reader by submitting a request application to the center superintendent.

The exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 Paper-II is as below:

  • The exam will be for 3 hours.
  • It will only be held in offline or pen and paper mode.
  • There will be three sections of Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing.
  • In Mathematics and Aptitude section there will be 30 and 40 MCQ’s, respectively. However, the Drawing section will carry 7 questions and candidates will have to attempt two.
  • For each correct answer 4 marks will be allocated and as a result of negative marking 1/4 mark will be deducted, for incorrect answers.

Few Tips:

For CBT and Pen and Paper Exam: On the day of the exam carry your Admit Card, Good Quality Ball Point Pen, Clip Board, Geometry Box Set, Pencils, Erasers and Colour Pencils or Crayons.

For CBT: The sheet to do rough work will be provided at the center.

For Pen and Pencil: Rough work should be done on Test Booklet only. Don’t put any sort of marks on the answer booklet.

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of JEE Main is almost same as that of CBSE class 11 and 12 standards. Click on the heading to check the syllabus of JEE Main .

JEE Main 2020 Mock Test

The mock test paper for JEE Main is available all over the internet and market. However, there is no better mock paper than that issued by CBSE. To practice it, click on the heading of this paragraph.

JEE Main 2016 Exam Preparation Test Time
Class 12th Continuity and Differentiability 45 Minutes
Class 12th Application of Integrals 45 Minutes
Class 12th Coordination compounds 45 Minutes

JEE Main 2020 Exam Centers

There are 132 cities where the exam will be held. For the list of the JEE Main exam centers, click on the caption head.

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

The official provisional answer key for JEE Main 2020 will be available from 24 to 27 April . It will be open to challenges, which candidates will be able to submit by remitting Rs. 1000 per question/objection. The Board will consider these objections and will then announce the result.

The unofficial bodies, like educational institutes and centers, will also release the answer key. However, these answer keys will be released few hours after the exam and will be less reliable than the official one.

JEE Main 2020 Result

The result of JEE Main will be released in two Parts. The Part-1 will consist of scores. Whereas, the Part-2 will disclose All India Rank (AIR) of the candidates.

Once the scores are officially disclosed, candidates will not be able to challenge or change it. Also, candidates will have to download the scores because no JEE Main score/rank card will not be dispatched to them. The scores of the candidates will be calculated as per the determined marking mechanism and will be announced sectional and overall wise. For calculating the rank, the Board will use the normalized procedure. The seat will only be allocated on the basis of the merit achieved by the candidate.

JEE Main 2020 Normalization Procedure

The purpose of normalizing the marks is to provide a fair chance to all the candidates. In it, the class XII percentile is calculated. Mentioning to clarify, the percentage is that which is calculated out of 100. Whereas, the percentile is calculated to state how many candidates have scored below a candidate, in the reference.

It states how many candidates have scored less than the best scorer. It is a benchmark as per which the marks of other candidates are calculated. It is calculated by the formula below

100 * No. of candidates in the ‘group’ with aggregate marks less than the best scorer
Total number of the candidates in the ’group’

JEE Main 2020 Counselling

Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) used to conduct the counseling for the exam. However, last year, JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) was formed to allocate the seats. The purpose of JoSAA was to provide a common platform to JEE Main and JEE Advanced candidates for the counseling. It was an amalgamation between CSAB and Joint Admission Board (JAB).

Though there were certain loopholes in the new counselling process yet it proved out to be a very comfortable and just mechanism for seat allocation. So, it is expected that even this year the common counselling procedure will be followed for JEE Main and JEE Advanced admissions. Confirmed information about it will be released later on. However, till then, candidates may check the details below.

  • The counselling was held in online mode.
  • There were 4 rounds of seat allotment.
  • The counselling for IITs and ISM ended in first three rounds.
  • Almost 3000 seats were left, in NITs + system, after the 4th Round of counselling. To fill these seats a special counselling was held by CSAB.

JEE Main 2020 Participating Institutes

The exact number of institutes which accepts JEE Main score is impossible to calculate. However, last year, the counselling of JEE Main was held for 68 Institutions, which included 32 NITs, 18 IITs and 18 GFTIs. The number and list of NITs + System institutes this year, in JEE Main , will be announced soon and we will update the article as per it.

Apart from this, various states are also accepting JEE Main score to fill all the seats. Among this list of the participating states, the latest add-ons are Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha. On the other hand, Maharashtra has drawn back from the exam and will be conducting its own state level entrance examination for the admissions.

JEE Main 2020 – Step Ahead

The Main paper is held for the admission into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. However, the Advanced paper is held for the admission into IITs and ISM-Dhanbad. Only top 2 lakh entrants of JEE Main are declared eligible to write JEE Advanced, provided they fulfill the required eligibility criteria as well.

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