JEE Main 2020: Application form (Started), Eligibility, New Pattern, Syllabus

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JEE Main 2020 Application Form has been started from 03 September 2019. There is a change in JEE Main question paper pattern by JEE Apex Body (JAB). JEE Main 2020 will be conducted twice by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to Undergraduate Programs in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), etc. in the next academic year (2020-21). The First JEE Mains 2020 will be conducted in January 2020 between 06 January (Monday) and 11 January (Saturday) 2020 and the Second JEE Main 2020 will be conducted between 03 April (Friday) and 09 April (Thursday) 2020.

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This exam is a national level engineering entrance examination which will be organised by the newly formulated body – National Testing Agency (NTA). On the basis of JEE Main ranks candidates can get admission into renowned institutions like 31 NIT’s, 25 IIIT’s, 28 CFTI’s, etc by securing the minimum qualifying cut-off marks in the screening test. JEE Main is also the eligibility test for JEE Advanced 2020 for admission into IITs.

National Testing Agency has announced the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) schedule & guidelines. The JEE Main 2020 exam date has been announced by NTA. National Testing Agency has released the JEE Main Information brochure on 03 September 2019.

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JEE Main 2020 Latest Update

  •   JEE Main 2020 Image Correction has been started from 13 September 2019. Click here> Image Correction.  
  •   A few changes in the pattern of the question paper (s) and the number of question(s) for B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning have been approved by the JEE Apex Board (JAB) for the conduct of JEE (Main)-2020 Examination.  
  •  The JEE Main Application Form for January session has been released by the National Testing Agency on 03 September 2019.  
  •  JEE Main 2020 Notification has been released by NTA. Click here> Dates 

JEE Main 2020 New Changes by National Testing Agency

The new changes introduced in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) 2020 by JEE Apex Body (JAB) are as follows:

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JEE Main 2020 New Changes
JEE Main 2020 New Changes
  • The responsibility of conducting the exam has been handed over to National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards.
  • JEE Main 2020 will be conducted for B.E. /B. Tech., B. Arch, and B.Planning. The three separate papers will be conducted.
  • Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2017 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2020.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates

Candidates can find below the important dates of all the events that will be taking place in the January and April 2020 session.

January Session:

Events Dates (Announced)
Application Form release date 03 September 2019
Image Correction Started 13 September 2019
Application form submission last date 30 September 2019
Fee submission and image uploading last date 01 October 2019
Allotted exam shift and date publication 1st week of October 2019
Application correction window opening date 11 – 17 October 2019
Allotted exam centre announcement 3rd week of October 2019
Admit card availability date 06 December 2019
Paper 1 of JEE Main 2020 Exam 06 – 11 January 2020
Paper 2 of JEE Main 2020 Exam 2nd week of January 2020
Result Declaration 31 January 2020

April Session:

Events Dates
Application Form release date 07 February 2020
Image correction window open date In the month of February 2020
Mock Test availability date In the month of February 2020
Application Form submission last date 07 March 2020
Fees payment last date 2nd week of March 2020
Admit card download date 16 March 2020
JEE Main 2020 April Exam Date 03 – 09 April 2020
Result announcement date 30 April 2020

JEE Main 2020 Application Form

The candidates can check the important details below related to the JEE 2020 Application Form:

Important Exam Update

  1. Updates Regarding JEE Main 2020
  • The process of filling the online application form for the January session month has been started from 03 September 2019 and the registration for April session will take place from the 07 February 2020 onwards.
  • The entire process of online registration will contain the following steps: Registering online, Online filling of application, uploading the images, Application Fees payment and taking a print out of the application.
  • The deadline for submitting the application form for the session of January is 30 September 2019 whereas, for the session of April, the deadline for submitting the application form is until the 07 March 2020.
  • The candidates need to submit one application form only. If a candidate submits more than one application form it would then be rejected.

Application Fee:

Payment Mode: The fees can be paid by the candidates using online mode through net banking/debit card/credit card. The SBI E- Challan method can also be used to pay the fees.

The given table contains the details about JEE Mains Application Fees for different categories:

Papers Category Application Fee
Exam Center in India Exam Center Outside India
Paper 1 or Paper 2 For Gen/OBC-NCL candidates Boys – Rs.650

Girls – Rs.325

Boys – Rs.3000

Girls – Rs.1500

For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender candidates Boys – Rs.325

Girls – Rs.325

Boys – Rs.1500

Girls – Rs.1500

Both Paper 1 & Paper 2 For Gen/OBC-NCL candidates Boys – Rs.1300

Girls – Rs.650

Boys – Rs.6000

Girls – Rs.3000

For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender candidates Boys – Rs.650

Girls – Rs.650

Boys – Rs.3000

Girls – Rs.3000

JEE Main 2020 Application Correction

The facility of correcting the applications of Joint Entrance Exam (Main) 2020 will be provided by the board to all the candidates who have successfully completed with their registrations. The facility will be provided only once to the students so that make the corrections in the details they have filled in the application form.

  • The opening date of Application Correction window is 11 October 2019 for the session of January but for the April session the opening date of Application Correction window will start from the month of February 2020.
  • The candidates can use only the online mode to make corrections in the details they have filled. Furthermore, the students will have to pay additional fees to correct the details in their application form.
  • Finally, the students need to make corrections in the details they have filled before the last date of submission of the application form.

How can I apply for JEE (Main) – 2020?

Application form for NTA Engineering Exams can be submitted through online mode only through official websites www.nta.ac.in and www.jeemain.nic.in.

  • Complete details are available under Chapter-5 of Information Bulletin of JEE (Main) – 2020 “Application procedure for JEE (Main) – 2020”.
  • Candidates are advised to read the information brochure carefully to keep the correct details ready before submission of the form.

Details of Examination

Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination is given in the table below:

PAPER SUBJECTS TYPE OF QUESTIONS Mode of Examination
B.E./B.Tech. Mathematics,
Physics &
Chemistry
Objective Type – Multiple Choice
Questions (MCQs) & Questions for
which answer is a numerical value,
with equal weightage to
Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry
“Computer Based Test
(CBT)” mode only
B. Arch Mathematics – Part I Objective Type – Multiple Choice
Questions (MCQs) & Questions for
which answer is a numerical value
“Computer Based Test
(CBT)” mode only
Aptitude Test – Part II Objective Type – Multiple Choice
Questions (MCQs)
Drawing Test – Part III Questions to test drawing aptitude “Pen & Paper Based”
(offline) mode to be
attempted on Drawing
sheet
B. Planning Mathematics – Part I Objective Type – Multiple Choice
Questions (MCQs) & Questions for
which answer is a numerical value
“Computer Based Test
(CBT)” mode only
Aptitude Test – Part II Objective Type – Multiple Choice
Questions (MCQs)
Planning Based
Questions – Part III
Objective Type – Multiple Choice
Questions (MCQs)

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must carefully go through the jee main 2020 eligibility criteria of the Mains exam before they start filling the application form:

General Eligibility:

  • Exam Qualification: The candidates who are applying must have cleared 10+2 exam or any equivalent exam from any board or university which is recognized.
  • Diploma Holders: The candidates who have done diploma can also apply for this exam but in IITs only.
  • Qualifying Subjects: The candidates must have cleared 10+2 with the following five compulsory subjects: Mathematics, Physics along with anyone subject from Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or any other technical vocational.
  • Age criteria: There is no age limit now to apply for JEE Mains 2020.
  • Number of Attempts: According to the new scheme, the JEE (Main) – 2020 exam would be conducted twice in a year. The Number of attempts for admission in a particular academic session will be treated as One. The age eligibility as prescribed under clause Point No 2.9 “Eligibility for appearing in JEE (Main) – 2019” allows a candidate to appear in JEE (Main) for three consecutive years.
  • Appearing Candidates: The candidates who are appearing for 10+2 exam in 2020 also eligible to apply.
  • Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination: Those candidates can only apply who have passed their 10+2 exam in 2018 or would be passing 10+2 in 2019. The candidates appearing for 10+2 exam in the year 2020 can also apply.

Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2017 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2020

Course Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Examination
B.E/B.TECH Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
B.ARCH. Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics.
B.PLANNING Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics

Institutions wise Eligibility:

  • The students need to score at least 75% marks (65%- for SC/ST) to get admissions into NITs, CFTIs and other institutions.
  • The admission will be provided to the candidates on the basis of All India Rank which they have scored in the exam.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern NTA

The students need to check the Exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 before they start preparing for the exam:

  • Exam Date: The entrance test of JEE Mains 2020 for January session will be conducted from 06 – 11 January 2020.
  • Mode of Exam: The mode of the exam will be online and the exam will be computer-based. However, the drawing test in Paper-II will be held in offline mode.
  • Number of Papers: The exam will consist of two papers: Paper I and Paper II. The paper I will be conducted for admission into B.E/B. Tech programme whereas Paper-II will be conducted for admission into B.Arch and B.Plan programmes.
  • Number of Questions: The Paper I will have a total of 75 questions and Paper-II will have a total of 77 questions.
  • Question Type: There will be multiple choice questions in both the papers, whereas paper II will comprise of a drawing test and will be subjective type.
  • Exam Language: The question papers will be available in the following languages: Hindi, English, Gujarati and some other state languages.
  • Time Duration: The candidates will get three hours to complete their paper and the candidates with 40% disability (PwD candidates) will get an extra one hour time to complete their paper.
  • Total Marks: The paper-I (B.Tech/B.E) will have a weightage of 300 marks whereas paper II (B.Arch) will have a weightage of 400 marks, whereas paper 3 (B.planning) will be of 400 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: The correct response will be awarded 4 marks and one mark will be deducted for every wrong response.
JEE Main Exam Pattern New
JEE Main Exam Pattern New

Marks Distribution for Joint Entrance Examination by National Testing Agency (Paper 1,2 & 3)

The candidates can check the section-wise distribution of questions and marks for both the papers of JEE Main 2020. Major changes are approved by JEE Apex body (JAB). Question paper & marks distribution changes are given below.

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

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Physics (20+5*) 100
Mathematics (20+5*) 100
Chemistry (20+5*) 100
Total 75 questions 300 marks
*20 Questions will be MCQs and 5 Questions will have the answer to be filled as a numerical value.

 

For Paper-II (B.Arch):

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics-Part I (20+5*) 100
Aptitude Test-Part II 50 200
Drawing Test-Part III 2 100
Total 82 questions 400 marks
*20 Questions will be MCQs and 5 Questions will have the answer to be filled as a numerical value.

 

For Paper III (B.Plan):

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics-Part I (20+5*) 100
Aptitude Test-Part II 50 200
Planning Based Objective

Type MCQs-Part III

25 100
Total 100 400
*20 Questions will be MCQs and 5 Questions will have the answer to be filled as a numerical value.

JEE Main Syllabus 2020

The students can check the whole JEE Main 2020 syllabus NTA. The Paper I will have questions from multiple topics from 11th and 12th level Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. The syllabus of Paper-II will have topics from the following sections: Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing sections.

The detailed syllabus of JEE Mains 2020 is given below:

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, etc.

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, etc.

Chemistry:

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.

jee main 2020 syllabus official website. Download the syllabus pdf with weightage here.

QQuestion: Is there any change in the syllabus of JEE (Main) – 2020?

Answer: There is no change in the Syllabus.

Syllabus For JEE Main 2020 Paper-II (Architecture)

The syllabus for paper 2 of the main examination for architecture and planning is given below:

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 Preparation Tips

The preparation tips for JEE Mains 2020 which would help the students to score well and hence qualify this exam are given below:

  • The students must have complete knowledge regarding the pattern of exam, syllabus and the marking scheme.
  • Make short notes which must comprise of the following: key points, formulas and concepts.
  • Prepare from study material which the qualified candidates and experienced teachers have recommended for JEE Mains 2020 exam.
  • Furthermore, 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 Question Paper 2019

The national testing agency published the JEE Main Question Paper 2019 on their official website for all the dates and both shifts. Download all question paper for JEE Main 2019 from National Testing Agency Official Website Here.

JEE Main Slot Booking

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will allocate the exam date, exam centres and the shift of the exam before some days of the release of admit card. The students will have to log in with the registered id and password to see their exam date which has been allocated, time, centre and shift. The officials will not entertain any request or correspondence in this case.

JEE Main Admit Card 2020

The registration process will be followed by the release of Admit Card for Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2020. The admit cards for January session would be available from 06 December 2019 onwards and the admit cards for April session would be available from 16 March 2020 onwards.

  • The students can click on the online link provided to download the admit card by entering their password and registration number.
  • The candidates will be informed when the admit card would be released through the mail or SMS.

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

The NTA will release the JEE Main Answer key after the entrance exam will get over ie.around the month of January 2020. The answer key will be published through online mode in PDF Format for both the papers. Check the answer key once it is available.

  • The candidates can access the answer key by entering their password and the application number.
  • Also, Cross-check the answers by downloading the answer key pdf and tallying the response with the answers given in the answer key, hence calculating their probable score.
  • Finally, the candidates can challenge the Answer key on certain dates.

Joint Entrance Exam (Main) 2020 Result

The JEE Main Result for the January session would be announced on 31 January 2020. Whereas, the JEE Main Result 2020 April session would be announced on 30 April 2020. Furthermore, the candidates will have to enter their roll numbers and birth date to check their results. Finally, the scorecard will be released online after the announcement of results.

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, and category-wise rank and the 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.

NTA JEE Main 2020 Rank List

The NTA will release the JEE Main Rank list for 2020 exams after the result declaration. Whereas, The candidates would be allotted the ranks according to the marks scored by them in JEE Main 2020 entrance exam. Furthermore, the Rank List will contain All India rank and the category rank of the candidate. Finally, the normalization procedure will be used to calculate the percentile score of the candidates.

JEE Main 2020 Cut Off (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

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

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

Categories 2018 2017 2016 2015
General 74 81 100 105
OBC 45 49 70 70
ST 24 27 48 44
SC 29 32 52 50

JEE Main Cut off April 2019 (Category Wise)

Category Cut off for Paper 1
Common Rank List 89.7548849
General – EWS 78.2174869
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) 74.3166557
Scheduled Caste (SC) 54.0128155
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 44.3345172
PwD 0.1137173

Total Number of Category Wise Seats Reserved for JEE Advanced 2020

Top 2,45,000 qualifiers will be eligible to appear for JEE advanced 2020. The category-wise distribution of the seats will be as follows:

Category Total Number of Category Wise Seats Reserved for JEE Advanced 2020
 Open 108229 113925
Open Pwd 5696
Gen – EWS 9,310 9800
Gen – EWS – PwD 490
OBC – NCL 62,843 66150
OBC – NCL – Pwd 3,307
SC 34, 913 36,750
SC – PwD 1837
ST 17,456 18,375
ST – PwD 919

JEE Main Counselling 2020

The candidates who will get minimum cut-off marks would be eligible to participate in the JEE Main Counselling Process. 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 ie.the Joint Seat Allocation Authority will organize the counselling process. The candidates would be allotted seats into the institutions such as IIT, NIT, CFTI etc.

The seats would be allocated on the basis of 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.

NTA Joint Entrance Examination (Main) Highlights

Name of Exam Joint Entrance Exam (Main)
Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level National Level
Course Engineering, Architecture, B.Pharma
Official Website https://jeemain.nic.in
NTA Official Website https://nta.ac.in/
Exam Mode Computer Based Test
Previous Exam Conducting Body CBSE
Exam Purpose Admission in NITs and Eligibility Test for Advanced Exam for IITs Admission

NTA JEE Main 2020 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question 1: Whether the examination will be offline or online?

Answer: Exam will be a Computer Based Test (CBT) and will be conducted through Online mode only.

Question 2: If a candidate has passed in 2019 and appearing for improvement in 2020. Is he eligible?

Answer: Yes, candidates appearing for improvement in 2020 are also eligible.

Question 3: How many times a student can appear in one year?

Answer: Candidate to appear in JEE (Main) for three consecutive years.

Question 3: What is the eligibility for Diploma Students in JEE Main 2020?

Answer: To appear in JEE Advanced a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2020 but his/her rank and NTA score for Joint Entrance Exam Main will not be declared as diploma holders cannot apply for admission to NITs and CFTIs through NTA JEE Main channel.

Question 4: How Normalization score will be decided?

Answer: One can download complete JEE Main Normalization Process Here.

Joint Entrance Examination (Main) Statistics

As per data, the number of students appearing in the National Level Engineering Entrance Exam is decreasing every year.

Year of Exam Number of Students Appeared Number of Students Qualified Cutoff
2019 9.35 lakh
2018 1186454
2017 1198989 786494
2016 1207058
2015 1234760
2014 1290028

National Testing Agency (Exam Conducting Body)

National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established by the central government of India. NTA is as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization of India. National Testing Agency will conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions.

Details Regarding National Testing Agency:

Full Name of NTA National Testing Agency
Year of Establishment 2018
Established by MHRD, Government of India
Type of Institution Society registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860
Grant Received from GOI a one-time grant of Rs.25 crore
Approval The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the creation of National Testing Agency

National Testing Agency Address & Contact Number (Helpdesk):

Block C-20 1A/8, Sector- 62 IITK Outreach Centre, Gautam Buddh Nagar Noida-201309, Uttar Pradesh (India).

Stay tuned for Main Joint Entrance Examination conducted by National Testing Agency here.

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  1. Sir mai 2019 jharkhand board se pass hua hu. Aur mera 321 marks thaa. 2019 kaa top 20 percentile jharkhand board ke liye 321 hee thaa.
    Mai 2020 jee mains dena chahta huu to kya mai nit iiit iit ke cutoff pe eligible huu yaa fr mujhe 2020 me fr se improvement dena hoga

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