JEE Main 2020 Admit Card (Released), Exam Pattern, Question Papers and Syllabus

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    NTA has released JEE Main Admit Card on December 6, 2019 . The exam will be conducted from January 6 –January 11, 2020. NTA has recently shifted JEE Main website to from

    Direct link to download JEE Main Admit Card

    • Numeric Value Questions have been added to the paper pattern of all 3 papers. There will be no negative marking in such a case for incorrect answers or unattempted questions. Check Updated Exam Pattern
    • The exam will be conducted in 3 papers now instead of 2 papers, there will be separate papers for B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning. Read More
    • Sample questions for B.Planning have been released by NTA. Download PDF
    • Top 2,50,000 JEE Main test takers will be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2020, whereas in JEE Main 2019 top 2,40,000 candidates were shortlisted for the same.
    • Candidates with a background of commerce and humanities are also eligible to sit for JEE Main B. Planning Paper. Candidates must have passed class 12th or equivalent exam with Mathematics as compulsory subjects. Check JEE Main Eligibility 

    Also Read JEE Main 2020: Major Changes Introduced in Exam Pattern and Fee

    Last date to apply for JEE Main January session was October 10, 2019. Around 9.34 lakh candidates have registered for JEE Main 2020 January session. 15, 247 more women registered this year in comparison to the last year. A total number of 81,413 registrations have been made from the EWS category, which was inroducted this year.

    As per the Official Notification, JEE Main 2020 will be conducted in English, Hindi, and Gujarati (for regional centers). However, MHRD is speculating to conduct JEE Main in multiple languages next year. MHRD will give preference to the regional languages of states with more number of applications in the last five years and is planning to add Marathi and Telugu as mediums for JEE Main.

     जेईई मेन 2020​ के बारे में हिंदी में पढ़ें
    JEE Main New Exam Pattern

    Download JEE Main 2020 Official Notification

    JEE Main 2020 Important Dates

    EventsJEE Main 2020 (January Session)JEE Main 2020 (April Session)
    Mode of ExaminationComputer Based ExaminationComputer Based Examination
    Registration BeginsSeptember 3, 2019February 7, 2020

    Registration Ends

    October 10, 2019 (Extended)March 7, 2020
    Last Date for Application Fee SubmissionOctober 11, 2019March 10, 2020
    Availability of Admit CardsDecember 6, 2019 (Released)March 16, 2020
    Examination DatesJanuary 6- January 11, 2020April 3- April 9, 2020
    Announcement of ResultsJanuary 31, 2020April 30, 2020

    JEE Main 2020 Details

    • NTA has set up Test Practice Centers throughout the country, for the convenience of the exam takers. These TPCs shall be available on every Saturday/Sunday from September 1, 2019. Check Here
    • The registrations for JEE Main 2020 Mock Test have begun. Aspirants can book their slots from the official website till December 29, 2019.
    • There will be a reservation of 10% to Economically Weaker Section in JEE Main 2020 and colleges accepting JEE score will reserve the seats for the same.
    • Admissions of students under Direct Admission of Students ABROAD (DASA) will be through JEE Main, as approved by MHRD. This will be applicable from academic year 2021-2022 onwards.
    • Candidates will be able to appear in either one or both the sessions to increase their chances of admission in the colleges. For candidates appearing in both January and April, their better of the twoscores will be considered for the JEE Main Merit List
    • Applicants who register for JEE Main January session will not need to reregister again for April session, they can directly apply using their Application Number and Password.

    Read How JEE Main Result is Calculated and Normalization Process

    JEE Main Topper Tips

    JEE Main Admit Card

    JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

    NTA has released the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card for January session on December 6, 2019. Candidates can download their admit card by logging into the official website using their registered email id and password. The hall ticket is a mandatory document that a candidate needs to carry on the exam day. It carries important information about the candidate and exam i.e. exam centre’s name and address, exam day instructions, candidate’s photograph and signature etc. Given below are the steps that candidates need to follow in order to download JEE Main Admit Card

    • Visit the official website i.e. 
    • Find the link stating “JEE Main January Session Admit Card 2020”
    • Click on the link
    • Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. 
    • Take out the coloured print and save it for future reference. 

    Note - Candidates must check the details mentioned on the admit card carefully. In case of any discrepancy, they must contact the exam authority immediately. 

    Along with the admit card, candidates need to carry one photo ID proof to the JEE Main exam center. The valid photo ID proofs are mentioned below:

    Pan CardDriving LicenseVoter ID Card
    Aadhar cardRation Card12th Class Board Admit Card
    PassportBank Passbook-

    Click Here to Check JEE Main Exam Day Guidelines

    Note - Candidates must note that separate JEE Main Admit Card will be issued for the candidates appearing in JEE Main January session and April session. 

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    JEE Main Eligibility

    JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020

    Candidates must be aware of the eligibility criteria as determined by NTA, to avoid any kind of last minute chaos. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020 is as follows:

    • Age Limit: JEE Main 2020 has no age bar. The candidates who have passed class 12th  / equivalent examination in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE Main 2020. 
    • Year of Passing Qualifying Examination: Students who passed their XII or equivalent exam in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 are eligible for applying in JEE Main 2020. 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. 
    • Subjects in Qualifying Examination: For B.E/ B. Tech, it is essential to have passed 12th /qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject. For B. Arch, it is essential to have passed qualifying examination with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry. For B. Planning, it is essential to have passed 12th /qualifying exam with Mathematics.
    • Number of Attempts: Students can appear for the exam thrice, that too in consecutive years. Appearing for both the sessions in the same year will be counted as a single attempt.

    Note: Candidates must score 75% or above in the qualifying exam or rank in the top 20 percentile in their respective boards to get admission into IIITs/ NITs or CFTIs through JEE Main 2020 score.

    Check Detailed JEE Main 2020 Eligibility and Reservation

    JEE Main 2019 Topper Tips

    JEE Main Application Form

    JEE Main Application Form 2020

    JEE Main Application Process has commenced. The last date for JEE Main 2020 January session registration is October 10, 2019. The application form can be filled hrough online mode only. Candidates will have to fill personal details, educational details, contact details, medium of language, choice of paper and exam center city.

    The application process for JEE Main 2020 April Session shall last from February 7, 2020 to March 7, 2020. 

    Candidates need to upload their scanned passport size photograph and signature in specified size and format. Check JEE Main Photo & Signature Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

    Once the documents are uploaded application fee has to be paid, followed by slot booking for the computer based test and printing of acknowledgement page.

    Even though Aadhaar card is not mandatory, it is advisable to apply forJEE Main 2020 using Aadhaar number. Otherwise, Passport, Ration Card, Driving License or any other govt issued photo ID proof can be used.

    JEE Main 2020 Application Fee

    Application Fee for JEE Main 2020 can be paid from September 3, 2019 to October 11, 2019. Candidates can pay the application fee using Credit/Debit card/Net Banking/Paytm/Cash Cards/SBI Buddy Wallet or they can also download e-challan and make the payment in any branch of Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank or ICICI Bank. Fee once paid will not be refunded in any case. The updated fees for JEE Main 2020 is tabulated below:

    Exam Center OptedAppearing PapersOnline Mode Exam
    Paper TypeGeneral/Gen- EWS/ OBC(NCL) (Male) (INR)SC/ST/PWD/Girls/Transgender (INR)
    In IndiaSingle Paper650325

    B.E./B.Tech and B. Arch or

    B.E./B.Tech and B. Planning or

    B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch and B.Planning or

    B.Arch and B.Planning

    Outside IndiaSingle Paper30001500

    B.E./B.Tech and B. Arch or

    B.E./B.Tech and B. Planning or

    B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch and B.Planning or

    B.Arch and B.Planning


    JEE Main Statistics

    • The total number of applicants for JEE Main 2019 were around 9.29 lakh for the January Session against a total of approximately 9.58lakh applicants in the April Session of JEE Main 2019.
    • For JEE Main 2018, around 11.5 lakh candidates registered. Out of which, 2.25 lakh had opted for online mode examination while 9.25 lakh candidates took JEE Main in offline mode. As compared to last year, the numbers show an overall dip in registrations but rise in test takers for computer-based examination.

    JEE Main Form Correction

     JEE Main Form Correction window will open from October 14, 2019 to October 20, 2019 for making changes in the online form. Applicants can check their form status later by logging into their portal. Also, the link for image correction in JEE Main application form is activated at the official website.

    JEE Main Photo Size

    ImageFile sizeDimensionsFile Format
    Photograph (with name and date of taking photo)10 kb to 200 kb3.5 cm x 4.5 cm JPEG/JPG
    Signature of Candidate4 kb to 30 kb3.5 cm x 1.5 cm JPEG/JPG

    JEE Main Exam Centers

    JEE Main 2020 Exam Centers

    JEE Main 2020 will be conducted by NTA in two sessions i.e. January and April. Candidates will be filling separate application forms for both the sessions, therefore, choices of exam centers have to be filled twice too. Following are some key details regarding JEE Main 2020 Exam Centers:

    • Candidates can list upto 4 preferences in the exam center category, during filling the JEE Main Application form.
    • Candidates will be alloted one of the four choices preferred by them as their exam center.
    • Candidates must note that NTA will not entertain any requests for changing the exam center, once the application form is submitted.
    • Details like exam center address, day and slot of examination and other essential guidelines for JEE Main will be mentioned in the admit card. 
    • Candidates are requested to visit the allocated exam center once prior to the actual exam day in order to avoid any last minute chaos. Check List of JEE Main Exam Cities 2020 - State Wise  

    JEE Main 2020 Examination Day Schedule

    Candidates should be aware of the exam day timings, to avoid any last moment chaos, the examination schedule for JEE Main January session is as follows:

    ParticularsFirst ShiftSecond Shift
    Timing of Examination for B.E./B.Tech9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
    Timing of Examination for B.Arch9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
    Timing of Examination for B.Planning-2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
    Timing of Examination for B.Arch & B.Planning (both)-2.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
    Entry in the Examination Centre/Hall/Room, physical frisking, document verification. Invigilators record manual attendance and Biometric registration at the registration desk. Cross checking of admit card, signature and photo match, to be completed by the invigilator7.30 a.m. – 9.00 a.m.01.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.
    Instructions by the Invigilators9.00 a.m. to 9.20 a.m.2.00 p.m. to 2.20 p.m.
    Candidates login to read instructions9.20 a.m.2.20 p.m.
    Test Commences9.30 a.m.2.30 p.m.

    JEE Main Exam Pattern

    JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020

    JEE Main 2020 will be conducted through three papers –  B.E/ B.Tech, B.Architecture and B.Planning Papers. JEE Main 2020 Exam pattern has undergone some drastic changes like:

    • A separate paper has been introduced for B. Planning.
    • Numeric value answer based questions have been introduced to the paper pattern.
    • B.E/B.Tech paper used to be of a total of 360 marks, and B. Arch/ B. Planning paper used to be of 390 marks. Whereas, JEE Main 2020 will have B.E/B.Tech, B.Arch and B. Planning papers of a total of 300, 400 and 400 marks respectively.​
    • B. Planning paper will have a section of Planning based Objective Type questions.

    The brief about updated JEE Main Exam Pattern is tabulated below:

    SpecificationsPaper 1 (B.E/B.Tech)Paper 2 (B.Arch)Paper 3 (B. Planning)
    SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry and MathematicsAptitude test, Mathematics and DrawingMathematics
    Type of Questions60 MCQs + 15 Numerical Value Based Questions

    Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Numerical Value Based Questions) +

    Aptitude- 50 MCQs +

    Drawing- 2 Questions 

    Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 ( Numerical Value Based Questions) +

    Aptitude- 50 MCQs +

    Planning Based Objective Type- 25 MCQs

    Number of Questions

    Physics - 25

    Chemistry - 25

    Mathematics - 25

    Total - 75

    Mathematics – 25

    Aptitude Test – 50 

    Drawing – 2

    Total - 77

    Mathematics – 25

    Aptitude Test – 50 

    Planning Based Objective Type- 25

    Total – 100

    Marking Scheme

    + 4 marks per  correct response

    -1 for every incorrect response

    No negative marking for Numeric Value based questions

    + 4 marks per  correct response

    -1 for every incorrect response

    No negative marking for Numeric Value based questions

    2 drawing questions of 100 marks

    + 4 marks per  correct response

    -1 for every incorrect response

    No negative marking for Numeric Value based questions

    Total Marks300400400
    Duration3 hours3 hours3 hours

    English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

    English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

    English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

    English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

    English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

    English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

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    JEE Main 2020 Syllabus 

    JEE Main (B.E / B.Tech) –  Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

    Mathematics Syllabus

    Unit 1: Sets, Relations, and Functions Unit 2: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations Unit 3: Matrices and Determinants Unit 4: Permutations and Combinations 
    Unit 5: Mathematical InductionUnit 6: Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications Unit 7: Sequences and Series Unit 8: Limit Continuity, and Differentiability 
    Unit 9: Integral Calculus Unit 10: Differential Equations Unit 11: Coordinate Geometry Unit 12: Three Dimensional Geometry 
    Unit 13: Vectoral Algebra Unit 14: Statistics and Probability Unit 15: Trigonometry Unit 16: Mathematical Reasoning

    Physics Syllabus

    Physics syllabus for JEE Main 2020 contains two parts. Section A consists of all of the theoretical concepts and carries 80% weightage. On the other hand, section B consists of the practical aspect of the examination (experimental skills) and carries the remaining 20% weightage. 

    Section A – Theory 
    Unit 1: Physics and Measurement Unit 2: Kinematics Unit 3: Laws of Motion Unit 4: Work, Energy, and Power Unit 5: Rotational Motion 
    Unit 6: Gravitation Unit 7: Properties of Solids and Liquids Unit 8: Thermodynamics Unit 9: Kinetic Theory of Gases Unit 10: Oscillations and Waves 
    Unit 11: Electrostatics Unit 12: Current Electricity Unit 13: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism Unit 14: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents Unit 15: Electromagnetic Waves 
    Unit 16: Optics Unit 17: Dual Nature of Matter and RadiationUnit 18: Atoms and Nuclei Unit 19: Electronic Devices Unit 20: Communication Systems 
    Section B – Practical
    Unit 21: Experimental Skills 

    Chemistry Syllabus 

    Section A: Physical Chemistry
    Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry Unit 2: States of Matter Unit 3: Atomic Structure Unit 4: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure 
    Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics Unit 6: Solutions Unit 7: Equilibrium Unit 8: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry 
    Unit 9: Chemical Kinetics Unit 10: Surface Chemistry -
    Section B: Inorganic Chemistry 
    Unit 11: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Unit 12: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals Unit 13: Hydrogen Unit 14: Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals) 
    Unit 15: P-Block Elements Unit 16: d-and-f Block Elements Unit 17: Coordination Compounds Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry 
    Section C: Organic Chemistry
    Unit 19: Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds Unit 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry Unit 21: Hydrocarbons Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen 
    Unit 23:  Organic Compounds Containing Halogens Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing HalogensUnit 25: Polymers Unit 26: Biomolecules
    Unit 27: Chemistry In Everyday Life Unit 28: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry-

    JEE Main (B. Arch / B. Planning) – Aptitude Test 

    Part 1 Part 2
    Awareness of persons, places, buildings, materials, textures related to architecture and build-environment. Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings. Visualizing different sides of three-dimensional objects, analytical reasoning mental ability (visual, numerical, and verbal). Three-dimensional perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms, and elements, color texture, harmony, and contrast. Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencils. Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes. Generation of plan, elevations and 3D views of objects. Creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional composition using given shapes and forms.   

    JEE Main 2020- Test Practice Centers

    Around 4000 Schools/ Engineering colleges have been set up as Test Practice Centers (TPCs). The TPCs are operational since September 1, 2019 on all saturdays/sundays. The registration for TPCs is open at the official website of NTA. Also Check Free Online Video Lectures for JEE Main 2020 Aspirants by IIT Faculty

     “NTA Student”, an application for registrants to locate the nearest test practice centers from them has been launched by NTA. Click Here to download the app.

    Mock Test and Sample Papers

    JEE Main 2020 Mock Test and Sample Papers- Benefits

    JEE Main Mock test registration has begun. The bookings can be made from August 10, 2019 to December 29, 2019. The mock test facility is going to be highly beneficial for the candidates and they are requested to book their slots from the official website of NTA. Check JEE Main 2020 Mock Test- Registration, Guidelines and Preparation Tips

    Some of the advantages of taking the mock tests and solving JEE Main Sample Papers are as follows:

    • Awareness: Along with the syllabus, candidates should have a practical experience of the exam pattern, the kinds of questions asked, time restrictions. With such awareness only can candidates strategize well for the exam.
    • Performance Analysis: Candidates often commit the mistake of studying from multiple sources but never really testing their preparation level. With the help of the Mock test result reports, candidates will be able to identify their strengths and weaknesses.
    • Improvement: Speed and accuracy are two pillars for success in an exam like JEE Main. Practice in the right direction is majorly essential and taking official mock tests is a step towards the same.
    • Productive Strategizing: With the help of the scores in the mock tests, candidates can figure out what strategies are working and otherwise. This way candidates will be confident about their strategies in the exam. An organized planning and productive strategies are two very essential factors for acing a competitive exam.

    JEE Main Preparation Tips 2020

    Is Coaching necessary to crack JEE Main 2020?

    The need for a coaching center to go about the preparation is totally subjective and depends upon the student’s caliber and preference. Coaching centers can provide you with a direction through their guidance and can bring regularity in the study pattern. Your performance will also be constantly analyzed, helping you improve. On the other hand, self study has its own advantages. You can save travelling time, energy and money. In case of self study, be very focused during school lectures and take help your school teachers for doubt cllarification.

    • Start from Class XI: It’s always advisable to start the preparation from class XI, as you’ve opted your stream and you’re aware if you’ll be sitting for JEE Main. Starting in XI will also save you from taking a drop after XII as two years are more than enough for a balanced and good preparation.
    • Be thorough with your concepts: It is very important for students to keep their concepts clear, as the questions can be set in any manner. With clear concepts, students can also tackle twisted questions.
    • Practice Exam Oriented Questions: Candidates must practice exam oriented questions after the learning process, this well help them analyse their mistakes and rectify them.
    • Get Good Study Material: Each book uses different methodology of explaining concepts. Some books offer simple explanations while some use technical jargon. Candidates should use books best suited for them with a language which they’re comfortable with.
    • Practice Sample Papers: Sample papers are the blueprints of actual paper which familiarize students with the exam pattern, difficulty level, important topics that have been repeated over the years, marking scheme and time limitation. Hence, Sample Papers or Previous Year Question Papers must be practiced by students.

    Check Subject wise Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2020

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    What Books Should You Read to Prepare for JEE Main 2020?

    First of all, go through NCERT books completely at least twice before referring to any other books. NCERT books are considered to be the best source, especially for Chemistry. Also since, the syllabus followed in JEE Main was stipulated by CBSE so NCERT books give you an extra edge. Below is the list of suggested books for all the subjects of JEE Main 2020:

    Name of the BookName of the Author
    Mathematics Books for JEE Main Preparation
    Mathematics for Class 12 (2 Volumes)R.D Sharma
    Algebra for JEE Main & AdvancedS.K Goyal
    Differential & Integral CalculusN. Piskunov
    Coordinate GeometryS.L Loney
    Physics Books For JEE Main Preparation
    Concepts of PhysicsH.C Verma
    Problems in PhysicsA.A Pinsky
    University PhysicsFreedman and Young
    Chemistry Books For JEE Main 2020
    Organic ChemistryR.K Gupta
    Concise InorganicJ.D Lee
    General ChemistryDarrell D Ebbing
    University ChemistryFreedman and Young

    Check Topic-wise Books for JEE Main 2020

    JEE Main 2020 Reservation for Economic Weaker Section

    Government of India has granted 10% reservation to Economically Weaker Sections which will be applicable in JEE Main 2020. NTA will release a separate category wise merit list and colleges accepting JEE Main score will also reserve 10% additional seats for EWS candidates. To avail this reservation applicants will have to mark them as EWS while filling the category column in JEE Main 2020 application form. The new reservation policy will be as follows:

    CategoryReservation (%)
    Other Backward Class (Non Creamy Layer)27
    General – Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS)10
    Scheduled Castes (SC)15
    Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5
    Person with Disabilities (PwD) (Within Every Category)5

    Check List of Participating Colleges of JEE Main 

    JEE Main 2020: Exam Day Guide

    JEE Main exam will be conducted in two sessions. Since the exam is of national importance, candidates must know the paper day guidelines for taking hustle free exam. Below given are some important points that candidates must remember. 

    • Candidate must bring all the mandatory documents to the exam centre. The mandatory documents are - 
    1. Printed copy of JEE Main Admit Card
    2. One passport size photograph
    3. 1 Authorized Photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired)
    4. Candidates claiming for the relaxation under PwD category must carry PwD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer to the exam centre. 
    • Candidates must report to the exam centre 2 hours prior to the commencement of exam.
    • There are certain pre-exam formalities that are needed to be completed before the exam. 
    • Candidates must note that they will not be permitted to enter in the exam hall after 9:00 AM in the first shift and 2 PM in the second shift.
    • They must read the instructions mentioned on the admit card carefully. 
    • No candidate will be allowed to leave the exam centre before the exam duration is over.
    • The rough sheet provided to the candidates must be handover to the exam invigilator before leaving the exam hall.

    JEE Main Cut Off

    JEE Main 2020 Cut Off

    Along with the result, JEE Main Cut Off is released by NTA in online mode. Qualifying Cut off and Admission Cut off are different for JEE Main 2020. Qualifying Cut off is the minimum score required to sit for JEE Advanced 2020. Admission Cut off is the merit list based on the cut off which is used for the counselling process. The cut off is based on various factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, number of appeared students, category of the candidate, cut off trend over the years, number of candidates applying for a particular course etc. 

    The expected category wise qualifying cut off of JEE Main 2020 is as follows:

    CategoryCut Off
    GEN- EWS77-80
    OBC – NCL73-76
    Scheduled Caste (SC)53-56
    Scheduled tribes (ST)43-46

    Check JEE Main Cut Off

    JEE Main Result

    JEE Main 2020 Result

    The result for JEE Main 2020 January session will be out on January 31, 2020. Result for JEE Main is released separately for Paper 1 and Paper 2. The result can be downloaded from NTA will award students with percentile scores and not ranks. NTA uses Normalization Procedure in order to nullify the effects from varying difficulty level in question paper sets in different shifts.

    JEE Main Result for January and April sessions will be compiled and final merit list will be formulated. For candidates appearing in both sessions, the better of the two scores will be considered for the merit list.

    Compilation and Display of Result of B.E./ B. Tech

    • B.E/B. Tech paper of JEE Main January session will be held in multiple shifts.
    • The raw marks of the candidate will be used in calculation of their NTA scores.
    • This NTA score for all shifts/ sessions shall be declared on January 31, 2020.
    • The result will consist of the four NTA scores - for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and the total in B.E/ B. Tech paper of January session.

    Compilation and Display of Result of B. Arch and B. Planning

    • B. Arch and B. Planning papers shall be conducted in multiple shifts.
    • The raw marks of the candidates will be converted into NTA scores.
    • These NTA scores will be declared by January 31, 2020.
    • The result will consist of the four NTA scores - for Aptitude Test, Mathematics, Drawing Test/ Planning based Test and the total in B. Arch and B. Planning papers of January session.

    JEE Main 2020 Tie Resolving Method

    NTA will use percentile upto 7 decimals in order to avoid ties. Further ties, if any, will be resolved using the following criteria:

    • Higher percentile in Mathematics
    • Higher percentile in Physics
    • Higher percentile in Chemistry
    • Higher in age

    JEE Main 2020 Counselling

    After the result declaration and merit list formulation JEE Main Counselling process will begin. There are three counselling processes for 15% JEE Main All India Seats:

    • JoSSA Counselling is done for seat allotment of all IITs, IIITs, NITs and Other Government Funded Technical Institutes.
    • CSAB NEUT manages counselling for seats of AICTE approved institutes in India which are not covered under CSAB for the North Eastern States & Union Territories (NEUT).
    • CSAB SFTI takes care of counselling for Self-Funded Technical Institutes.

     Check JEE Main Counselling Process

    JEE Main Eligibility for Admission to NITs, IITs and CFTIs

    • Admission to B.Tech / B. Arch / B.E. / B. Planning courses in these institutes will be based on All India Rank with the requirement that the candidate should have attained at least 75% in 12th examination or should have been in the top 20 percentile in 12th.

    • For SC / ST candidates the requirement is 65% in 12th.

    JEE Main Eligibility for Admission to B.Arch

    • Requirement for architecture course includes passing an examination at the end of qualifying examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and 50% marks aggregate of the qualifying examination.

    • For B. Planning, the candidate should have attained a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination.

    Subject combinations mandated in the qualifying examination for entry to B.E. / B.Tech, B.Arch and B. Planning courses in IITs, NITs and other CFTIs shall be 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

    Eligibility for Admission to Other Institutions:

    • Above mentioned criteria could be adopted by other technical institutions that are going to participate in counselling through CSAB / JoSAA.

    • In the case that a state plans to admit students into engineering colleges affiliated to State Universities, the state may prepare a completely separate rank list based on guidelines set by them.

    Query Redressal System (QRS)

    • A Query Redressal System(QRS) has been set up by NTA.
    • It is an online web- enabled system which basically enables the submission of queries by the registered candidates of JEE Main 2020. 
    • It’s a 24x7 facility for quick redressal of queries.
    • Candidates can track the status of the queries/ grievances using the Unique Registration Number.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    JEE Main FAQs

    Ques. I am preparing for NATA 2020 as well as JEE Main 2020 for B. Arch. What is the difference between in both the syllabi and the preparations?

    Ans. The exam pattern for NATA as well as JEE Main Paper II for B. Arch. is fairly similar which is a great news for all the aspirants. There are 3 sections in JEE Main Paper II – Aptitude Test (50 questions), Mathematics (30 questions) and Drawing Test (2 questions). 

    Ques. Can I edit my category in JEE Main Application Form?

    Ans. Yes, you can edit your category in the form during Form Correction. The window for JEE Main application form correction will open in January 2020. Login with Application Number and Password to access the form correction.

    Ques. I have made a mistake in uploading photo in the application form. How can I edit it?

    Ans. In case you have made any mistake while uploading the photograph in the application form, it can be edited during JEE Main Form Correction 

    Ques. Sir, I am from J&K and I passed class 12th last year with 72%. Am I eligible for JEE Mains and can I get admission in NIT?

    Ans. Yes, you are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2020 (minimum 50% marks in PCM). To get admission in NIT, a candidate must secure at least 75% marks in 10+2 Exam (65% for SC/ST category) or be in the top 20 percentiles in the 10+2 exam conducted by respective boards.

    Ques. I have submitted more than one form. Will my application be rejected?

    Ans. No, the authority will merge both of your applications and on this behalf, they will issue an admit card to you. However, in this case candidates need to send an email to providing both the application number and mentioning the application number, they want to consider.

    Ques. My transaction failed while paying the application fee. What can be done?

    Ans. If you come across this situation then you need to pay the fees again. In case you balance is deducted due to any technical failure then the same would be refunded to your account within 7 to 10 days. If you have made the payment through e-challan then you should quickly contact the concerned bank/branch.

    Ques. How can Assam, J&K and Meghalaya candidates apply, having no aadhaar card?

    Ans. Candidates who have passed/appearing the class 12th examination from Assam, J&K and Meghalaya states have to enter passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. Identity number. Such candidates have to select the exam city centre in these states itself.

    Ques. Can candidates with a Diploma apply for JEE Main?

    Ans. Yes, diploma candidates can apply for JEE Main 2020 but only to fulfill the eligibility for JEE Advanced 2020. Diploma holders will not be eligible for admission to NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main channel.

    Ques. I am from Nepal. Can I apply for JEE main?

    Ans. Yes you can apply for JEE Main. You have to fulfil the education qualifications. And select the Nepal Board during filling application form. For more information check Application Process

    Ques. What is the importance of Organic Chemistry in JEE Main?

    Ans. Organic Chemistry has weightage of at least 30-35% of chemistry part in JEE Main. Important topics of organic chemistry are general organic chemistry, alcohol, phenols and ether, aldehydes and ketones.

    Ques. I am from Assam and I don't have aadhaar number and passport. Which number should I enter as my identification number?

    Ans. If you don't have aadhaar number and passport number then you can enter any one of the followings, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number.

    Ques. Can you suggest the top JEE Main coaching institutes in Delhi?

    Ans. You can join any one of these institutes in Delhi- Narayna, Vidya Mandir Classes, Resonance, Aakash, Pi Education, FIIT JEE etc. These will provide you expert guidance.

    Ques. How many institutes are participating in JoSSA Counselling this year?

    Ans. There a total of 97 institutes (23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 GFTIs) that are participating in JoSSA Counselling 2020.

    Ques. I have filled the application form under SC quota and I belong to defence services category as well, how will I be allotted a seat at NIT?

    Ans. the seat allocation will be based on SC quota firstly, following which DS category conditions will be applicable. However, you will have to qualify the cut off set for SC quota in the cut off list.

    Ques. What is the State of Eligibility for the Improvement Candidates/Institution Abroad/NIOS?

    Ans. If a candidate has passed Class 12 or the equivalent qualifying examination from one state but appeared for improvement from another state, their state code of eligibility will be from where they have originally passed Class 12 or the equivalent qualifying examination. Indian nationals passing the equivalent qualifying examination from an institution abroad, their State of Eligibility will be determined based on their permanent address in India as provided in the Passport. Candidate passed/appearing class 12th from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to the state in which the study Centre is located. The State of Eligibility is not applicable for the candidates belonging to Nepal /Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO.

    Ques. I will clear my Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 2020. Can I apply for JEE Main 2020?

    Ans. Yes, to appear in JEE Advanced, a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2020 but their ranks and scores for JEE Main will not be declared as diploma holders cannot apply for admission in NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main.

    Ques. What is the admission procedure for admission in BArch course in an IIT through JEE Main 2020?

    Ans. Candidates appeared in JEE Main Paper 2 are eligible for admission to B. Arch. Course only in NITs/SPAs other CFTIs (where B.Arch. course is available). For taking admission to B.Arch. in IIT’s, there is a separate procedure for which they should see the respective websites of IITs.

    Ques. I forgot to upload the photograph with name and date of taking photograph in JEE Main Application Form. Will my form be rejected?

    Ans. No. JEE Main Application Form will not be rejected for uploading the photograph without the name and date of photograph is taken. You will be issued admit card for appearing in the exam without any corrections.

    Ques. How much percentage of marks are required to be eligible for JEE Main 2020?

    Ans. There is no special criteria of minimum percentage defined for appearing in JEE Main 2020. But for taking admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFTIs through JoSAA Counselling, a candidate must secure a minimum percentage of 75 or be in top 20 percentile in class 12. For SC/ST, the qualifying marks is 65%.

    Ques. I am from West Bengal. What are the other engineering entrance exams that I can appear apart from JEE Main 2020?

    Ans. Apart from JEE Main, you can appear for BITSAT, COMEDK UGET, VITEEE, MU OET, SRMJEEE, UPSEE, AEEE and WBJEE.

    Ques. Is there any difference between JEE Main Syllabus and JEE Main Advanced Syllabus?

    Ans. There is only a slight difference in the syllabi of both the exams. Thermal Physics in Physics and Electrochemistry- Equivalent Conductivity, Nuclear Chemistry in Chemistry is included JEE Advanced Syllabus. There are certain topics that are covered in JEE Mains but not in JEE Advanced. They are: Sets, Relations and Functions, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry, Mathematical Reasoning, Biomolecules, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Electronic Devices, Electromagnetic Waves, Communication Systems. 

    Ques. Do I need to apply to the participating colleges at the time of JEE Main Registration?

    Ans. No. There is no provision of applying for colleges during JEE Main Registration. After the declaration of JEE Main Result, candidates must register for JoSAA and CSAB for the counselling.

    Ques. Which book can I prefer for JEE Main Paper 2?

    Ans. Following books can be preferred for preparing for JEE Main Paper 2: A Complete Self Study Guide for B.Arch 2020 Entrance Examination (English) by P.K Mishra, Arihant Publications Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Book by R.S. Aggarwal Architecture Entrance Book by P.K. Mishra. B. Arch/ B. Planning Aptitude Test for J.E.E. (Main) - SC Garg Steps to Architecture: B. Arch (NATA/JEE) Main Exam Guide Paperback- 2017 by Nimish Madan NATA & B. ARCH Complete Self Study Material: Entrance Examination -2017 by Ar. Shadan Usmani.

    Ques. What are HSC Vocational Courses?

    Ans. Different states have different HSC vocational courses. You need to verify them from your respective state.

    Ques. Is my thumb impression necessary while filling JEE Main Application Form?

    Ans. No, uploading a scanned copy of your thumb impression is not essential during JEE Main Registration.

    Ques. What are the responsibilities of NTA/ JEE Main secretariat in JEE Main?



    Not Responsible

    Conduct JEE Main

    Seat Matrix Information

    Release the results

    Reservation Criteria


    Verify data entered in Online Form

    Ques.  Can I change my paper appearing mode from Hindi to English?

    Ans. JEE Main 2020 exam will be conducted through online mode only, i.e Computer Based Test. So, Yes, candidates can choose the medium on their screen during the examination.

    Ques.  By mistake I misspelled my mother’s name and category so can I change it?

    Ans. Yes, you can edit your mother’s name and category in the form during Form Correction. The window for JEE Main application form correction will open for a specified period of time. Login with Application Number and Password to access the form correction.

    Ques.  If I typed my email id incorrectly, will it effect  my hall ticket?

    Ans.  Yes, you cannot get your JEE Main admit card through post. You can only download JEE Main Admit Card from In that case, You need to login to the systems with your roll number and password, which are stored on your email, just check in your personal mail id, else send an email on helpline to get your credentials.

    Ques.  If I give the exam both the times i.e., January as well as in April then will it be considered my 2 attempt or just 1?

    Ans. The Number of attempts for admission in particular academic session will be treated as one. It is not necessary to appear the exam twice. This would be the optional for the candidate to appears once or twice for the current academic sessions. If the Candidate appears both the test it is better to used both the scores, best of the score would be taken for the merit list.

    Ques. I have uploaded the photograph without name and date but I still got the message and any email saying that "your registration is successfully done" is that fine.

    Ans. Name of the candidate and date on which the photograph is taken is to be mentioned on the  photograph, but in case uploaded photograph does not have name and date, the form will not be rejected and no correction is required in such a case and he/she will be issued admit card for appearing in JEE Main 2020 as usual.

    Ques. I uploaded a 110 kb photograph by mistake, it didn't show an error then and the application process completed successfully. Can there be a problem?

    Ans. No, but if you have made any mistake while uploading the photograph in the application form, it can be edited during JEE Main Form Correction process which will become functional from October 14 – October 20, 2019..

    Ques. How can one check the status of application for JEE main?

    Ans. To access the form status (or rechecking form), login using application number and password.

    • After that, click on Status tab.

    Anyone of the following messages will be displayed on the user’s window:

    Received – If the application form is successfully submitted

    Unsuccessful – If the application form is Incomplete/Rejected/Not Submitted

    • In case the confirmation page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and the amount will be refunded to the candidate account within a week and however the candidate has to make another transaction till the confirmation Page is not generated.
    • After the confirmation of fee deposited from Bank, the candidate will be able to print the Acknowledgment Page, by login to their account again.
    • In case the Acknowledgment Page is not generated, the candidate should contact the concerned bank/branch to update his/her transaction.
    • Now safely log-out the window.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    Amo Francis

    Can i get admit card even if my photograph n signature is wrong but i had paid my fees

    26 Nov, 2019 11:15
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Amo, this depends on whether your application form has been accepted by NTA or not.

    26 Nov, 2019 11:21

    hello sir i am akanksha tyagi please tell me how many subject in electronics and communication , and which subject in ECE please tell me sir

    19 Nov, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Akanksha, this depends on the university in which you are applying for as the the syllabus for a certain subject may differ as per the universities. es.

    19 Nov, 2019 12:12
    Devom Jaiswal

    question admission in vit cannot be done on the basis of jee main examination

    19 Nov, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Devom, no, VIT University offers admission through VITEEE only. You can check the Admission Procedure of VIT university in detail from here.

    19 Nov, 2019 11:15
    Pankaj yadav

    hell m ye puchna chaha rha hu ki uptu ka exam dene k liye 12 class m pcm over roll 45% honi chahiye kya

    18 Nov, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Pankaj, yes, candidates must have scored at least 45% in intermediate to be eligible to apply for admission in this course.

    18 Nov, 2019 10:59
    Muskan Porwal

    Mam jee main form photograph or signature galt ho to reject ho jata h kya

    10 Oct, 2019 22:26
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Muskan, even if your signature and photograph are not uploaded properly, you can fix them right using Form Correction Window.

    11 Oct, 2019 10:45


    24 Sep, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Basha, Shaik Muslim comes under higher category and are not considered as OBC.

    24 Sep, 2019 11:56
    Vishnu Sisodia

    Sir Hindi medium ho gya hai English karna hai ho jayega kiyaPlease note that for correctness of the questions in all the question papers, the English version will be taken as final.

    22 Sep, 2019 21:32
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Vishnu, yes, you can make corrections in medium that you have opted for the exam. Kindly refer the Form Correction Method in detail from here.

    23 Sep, 2019 12:50
    sachin kumar

    sir maine 2018 and 2019 me jee mains exam diya tha to kya main 2020 jee mains ke liye eligible hu ya nahi

    21 Sep, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sachin, yes, you appear in JEE Main 2020 as candidates can appear in three consecutive sessions.

    21 Sep, 2019 13:04

    When will jee mains registration start today?

    03 Sep, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Hari, you can directly Apply Online for JEE Main 2020 (Jan session) from here.

    03 Sep, 2019 12:40

    Hi sir i got 72% in first year. If I completed two years with 75% total. I eligible or not for jee main?

    05 Aug, 2019 15:30
    Akhil Pasanth

    Hi Yedukondalu, Please refer to this eligibility criteria link for your query.

    05 Aug, 2019 15:46

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