JEE Main 2020 Registration, Form Correction (Reopened), Exam Dates, Admit Card, Preparation, Cut off

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    NTA will conduct JEE Main April session from July 18 to July 23, 2020, as confirmed by an official notification dated May 22. The date for downloading JEE Main Admit Card shall be released 15 days prior to the conduct of exam. Candidates can make changes in their JEE Main Application Form details along with exam center preferences from May 25 to May 31, 2020, Click here to Edit Registration Details

    JEE Main Latest Updates

    • May 22, 2020: Along with the exam dates, NTA has informed a half an hour variation in the timings of both the shifts of April session as compared to the January session i.e Shift I – 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon, Shift II – 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM. 
    • HRD Ministry launches Abhyaas App for NEET and JEE Main aspirants. Read More
    • May 19, 2020: JEE Main Registration was reopened, candidates could apply till May 24, 2020.
    • May 5, 2020: Education minister conducted a webinar on May 5 for clarification of doubts raised by the candidates. Read MHRD Minister JEE Main Webinar Updates
    • April 9, 2020: NTA allowed candidates to modify their exam center city preferences through the form correction window.
    • Admissions to 38 government colleges in Bihar, altogether 10, 000 engineering seats will be done on the basis of JEE Main scores. BCECEB shall not conduct any separate exam for B. Tech admissions as per a recent statement by OSD, Anil Kumar Sinha.
    • Remaining of the exams for CBSE Class 12 will be conducted from July 1 – 15, 2020. 

    NTA will provide compensatory 1 hour (in addition to 3 hours)  for candidates with benchmark disabilities. Tripura state government has announced the Introduction of Super 30 Programme, the government will sponsor each of the 30 selected students to study at their preferred engineering and medical coaching institute across the country. Download Gujarat Board’s JEE Main Chapter wise Question Bank


    Top 2,50,000 JEE Main test-takers will be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced, which is now scheduled for August 23, 2020. JEE Main 2020 January session was successfully conducted from January 6 – 9, 2020. Out of 11,18,673 candidates who registered for the January session, 8,69,010 appeared for the test. Check JEE Main January Question Papers

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    MHRD is speculating to conduct JEE Main in multiple languages for the year 2021. 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. NTA released the information brochure for April 2020 Session along with the application form. Download JEE Main 2020 Official Notification For April Session

    JEE Main Exam Date 2020
    JEE Main April Session Dates

    JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates

    EventsJEE Main 2020 (April Session)
    Mode of ExaminationComputer-Based Examination
    Registration BeginsMay 19, 2020 

    Registration Ends

    May 24, 2020 
    Application Form Correction May 25 – May 31, 2020 (Re-opened)
    Availability of Admit Cards1st week of July 2020
    Examination DatesJuly 18-July 23, 2020
    Announcement of Results2nd week of August 2020

    JEE Main January session was conducted from January 6 – 9, 2020. The results for the same have been declared for all the 3 papers.

    Download JEE Main 2020 Official Notification For April Session in Hindi

    JEE Main 2020 Details

    • BIE Telangana has launched free online mock tests for JEE Main 2020 considering the lockdown. Telangana Education Department will hold daily, weekly, and grand mock test series. Register Here
    • NTA has set up around 4000 Test Practice Centers throughout the country, for the convenience of the exam takers. These TPCs shall be available on every Saturday/Sunday. Check Here
    • JEE Main 2020 Mock Test are available on the official website of NTA. 
    • 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

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    JEE Main Admit Card

    JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

    As per the official notice by NTA dated May 22, the date for downloading JEE Main Admit Card will be informed 15 days before the conduct of the exam on the official website.

    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-

    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. 

    JEE Main Form Correction Reopened

    JEE Main Form Correction 2020

    JEE Main Form Correction window for April session has been reopened and is available till May 31, 2020, the step was taken by NTA considering the extension of nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. Applicants can check their form status later by logging into their portal. 

    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

    Check JEE Main Photo & Signature Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details 

    JEE Main Application Form 2020

    NTA reopened JEE Main Registration for the coming session on May 19, 2020. The registrations remained active till May 24, 2020.  The step came as a relief for the candidates who earlier wished to study abroad and missed out on JEE Main Forms. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these candidates have dropped their plans and are willing to sit for JEE Main instead.

     Around 9.34 lakh candidates 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 introduced this year.

    Change in Exam City Preferences

    JEE Main 2020 Exam Centers

    As per the recent notification by NTA the candidates can now change JEE Main exam center city preferences till May 31, 2020 through the form correction window. However, since occupancies in the centers is limited, candidates might be alloted a different exam center. 

    • 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  

    Practice Using Sample Papers

    JEE Main Official Sample Papers

    NTA has published sample question paper for B.Planning, sample paper for numerical value questions and sample numerical questions for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry section:

    ParticularsDownload Links
    JEE Main B.Planning PaperDownload
    JEE Main Sample Numeric Value QuestionsDownload 
    JEE Main Sample Mathematics Numeric QuestionsDownload
    JEE Main Sample Chemistry Numeric QuestionsDownload
    JEE Main Sample Physics Numeric QuestionsDownload

    Download JEE Main Previous Year Papers

    JEE Main Paper-wise Pattern
    JEE Main New 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

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    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. Check Detailed JEE Main Physics Syllabus

    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 Halogens
    Unit 23:  Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing NitrogenUnit 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 Mock Test

    JEE Main 2020 Mock Test- Benefits

    JEE Main Mock test registration is on, 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

    BIE Telangana has launched free online mock tests for JEE Main 2020. Telangana Education Department will hold daily, weekly, and grand mock test series. Considering the ongoing lockdown this will prove to be highly beneficial for candidates. Aspirants can register for free online classes by logging onto The test will be available in English and Telugu medium, completely free of cost to all the students. Candidates can also access the mock tests through their smartphones by downloading the mobile application. 

    JEE Main Preparation Tips 2020

    With the nationwide lockdown, candidates all over the country are struggling with the preparation. Amidst the crisis, various digital platforms have come up for the assistance of candidates.

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    Tripura State Government’s Super 30 Programme for JEE Main Aspirants

    For the preparation of JEE Main and NEET this year, Tripura state government will sponsor the tution fee for 30 selected medical and engineering aspirants. The list of students will be prepared from a separate draft of 20 SC candidates and 30 ST candidates and 50 general candidates which will be prepared by the board. The selected candidate must have an annual family income less than  Rs. 8 Lakh to avail the benefit.

    Scheme Details

    • The Tripura Board of Secondary Education shall prepare the list of students based on the board examination results.
    • The scheme will fund up to 30 students based on their marks in the Science subjects in the Madhyamik examinations conducted by Tripura Board.
    • Selected students can study at their preferred coaching institute across the nation, which will be sponsored by the state. 
    • A financial involvement of INR 72 lakhs a year at INR 2.40 lakhs for every candidate is estimated. The scheme is estimated to incur INR 1.44 Crore in the following year. 
    • The state education minister Ratan Lal Math while through a statement informed that the beneficiaries of the scheme will be selected with the SC and ST reservations included. 

    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 – Last Minute Tips

    Last days before the exam can be very stressful in terms of strategizing for the exam day. Here are some last minute tips for test takers:

    • Candidates appearing for JEE Main must have certain strategies for time management, selection of questions and accuracy. 
    • All these factors are interdependent on each other and essential for a successful attempt. 
    • Candidates should have clarity on how many questions they aim to attempt. They should also have a rough picture on what topics they can or can not attempt.
    • Aiming to solve the entire paper will only lead to disruption of clarity therefore a sequence of attempting the question paper must be chosen as per one’s own convenience.
    • Attempting Chemistry first can be beneficial as the questions can be addressed quicker so aspirants can have more time to attempt Physics and Mathematics sections.
    • Candidates must try to attempt graph-based questions as they are easy in terms of attempting. They can be approached with different parameters like inserting values etc to eliminate wrong options.

    Read JEE Main 2020 Paper Attempting Tips by Toppers

    Collegedunia has come up with an exclusive 15 days revision plan for the aspirants. We know how crucial these last days are, so they must be utilized productively:

    JEE Main Expected Cut Off

    JEE Main 2020 Cut Off

    JEE Main Cut Off will be released by NTA in online mode. JEE Main Result for January 2020 session has been declared. 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 counseling 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 and number of candidates applying for a particular course. Check JEE Main Cut Off

    Types of JEE Main Cutoff 2020

    As listed earlier that the JEE Main 2020 cutoff will be released in two ways : Qualifying Cutoff and Admission Cutoff. You can check the difference between these two and understand how much you need to secure to have a good chance of admission into the participating institutes.

    Point of DifferenceJEE Main 2020 -Qualifying CutoffJEE Main 2020 - Admission Cutoff
    Published byNational Testing Agency (NTA)JoSAA releases the Admission Cutoff on behalf of the participating institutes
    Released OnWill be released on result portal. Candidates have to log in to check the qualifying cutoff.Will be released on JoSAA website
    PurposeCandidates who meet the qualifying cutoff will be eligible for JEE Advanced. Thus it acts as a screening of candidates for JEE Advanced.To keep a check that how much minimum marks are required to have higher chances of allotment in the participating institutes.
    Category SpecificYesYes
    Institute SpecificNoYes
    Branch SpecificNoYes
    Used for AdmissionNoYes

    JEE Main Qualifying Cutoff 2020

    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

    JEE Main Cutoff – Trend Analysis

    As per the last few years cutoff trends, a steady decrease in the qualifying cutoff can be seen. There can be many factors which resulted in the fluctuation of JEE Main Cutoff like increase in no. of candidates for JEE Advanced which inturn decreased the cutoff, examination getting tougher every year, etc.

    JEE Main Cutoff

     Here are some of the stats based on the comparison of cut off marks of this year and last year

    • JEE Main 2019 Cut off - General Category has increased from 74 to 89.
    • JEE Main 2019 Cut off - OBC Category has increased from 45 to 74.
    • JEE Main 2019 Cut off - SC Category has increased from 29 to 54.
    • JEE Main 2019 Cut off - ST Category has increased from 24 to 44.

    Use JEE Main Rank Predictor

    JEE Main Rank Predictor 2020

    Collegedunia has come up with its exclusive JEE Main Rank Predictor in order to assist the candidates in estimating their rank range on the basis of their expected JEE Main 2020 April session score or their January session official score, the result of JEE Main January session for all the three papers i.e. B.E/B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning has been announced. Collegedunia Rank Predictor uses the opening and closing ranks of previous year counseling data and predicts the most suitable college options to pursue Engineering.

    For example, Mudita, a general category has received a score of 120 in JEE Main January session, her expected rank range on the basis of her score and past year JEE Main records is 32501 – 40000. Check JEE Main Rank Predictor 2020

    JEE Main Rank Predictor
    JEE Main January Result Stats

    JEE Main 2020 Result

    With the postponement of JEE Main coming session to July, after events of the exam shall observe a delay. However, NTA will release JEE Main April session result within 15 days after the exam, as per a statement by NTA Director-General Vineet Joshi. 

    The result for JEE Main 2020 January session has been declared on January 17, 2020. Result for JEE Main is released separately for B.E/B.Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers. 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 JEE Main B. Arch and B. Planning Result for January session has been declared on January 23, 2020. 

    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 has been declared on January 17, 2020.
    • The result consists 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 have been declared on January 23, 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 Toppers State Wise (January 2020 Session)

    Must Read Interviews of JEE Main 2020 Toppers (NTA Score 100)

    Tabulated below is the list of state-wise toppers of JEE Main 2020 January session including the 9 candidates who received NTA score 100 in  B.E/B. Tech paper of JEE Main 2020 for January session:

    Candidate Name NTA ScoreState Code of Eligibility
    SHUBH KUMAR99.9972380BIHAR
    ARNAV VYAS98.0859130SIKKIM

    The list of candidates with 100 NTA score in B. Arch and B. Planning papers is tabulated below:

    Candidate NamePaperState Code of Eligibility
    Hardik RajpalB.ArchTelangana
    Kanumuri Bheemeswara Vijay VarmaB. PlanningAndhra Pradesh

    JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020

    Detailed JEE Main Paper Analysis for all the shifts from January 6 – 9, 2020 is given below. Candidates appearing for JEE Main April session must go through the paper analysis of B.E/ B.Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers to know what to expect from the question paper in terms of the difficulty level, most asked topics etc. Maximize Your JEE Main 2020 Score by Attempting Questions the Right Way

    A basic distribultion of number of questions in terms of difficulty level of B.E/ B. Tech paper of JEE Main January session is tabulated below:


    The overall analysis of JEE Main 2020 January B.E/ B.Tech Paper is tabulated below:

    SubjectEasy LevelMedium LevelDifficult Level
    No. of QuestionsTotal MarksNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksClass 11Class 12
    Grand Total341364116445.33%54.67%

    JEE Main January 9, 2020 B.E/ B.Tech Paper Analysis (Morning Shift)

     Morning shift paper of B.E/ B. Tech was conducted successfully on the last day of JEE Main 2020 January session. Test takers found physics to be the toughest section out of the three for this particular shift. Chemistry section was the easiest with 6-8 questions from inorganic chemistry and a majority of questions from organic chemistry. There were questions from coordination compounds in chemistry. Mathematics came across as a easy section for candidates but it was lengthy thus challenging. There were about 4-5 questions from calculus in mathematics. Most asked topics in Physics were heat and thermodynamics, optics and modern physics etc. Numerical value based questions were easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level as per the candidates. Read Detailed JEE Main Paper Analysis Here

    JEE Main January 9, 2020 B.E/ B.Tech Paper Analysis (Afternoon Shift)

    B.E/ B.Tech paper on January 9, 2020 afternoon shift was the last paper of JEE Main 2020 January session. The paper was observed to be of a moderate difficulty level, with physics being the toughest section, which is similar to the same day morning shift paper pattern. 3D, Vector, Probability, AP etc were some of the asked topics in Mathematics. A lot of questions in organic chemistry were from the exercises in NCERT as shared by some of the test takers. The syllabus of class XI was given more weightage in Physics and moment of inertia and centre of mass were some topics from which questions were asked in the section. 

    JEE Main January 8, 2020 B.E/ B.Tech Paper Analysis (Morning Shift)

    Despite of Bharat Bandh, JEE Main was conducted on it’s scheduled time on January 8, 2020 from 9.30 PM to 12.30 PM. The paper was overall moderate in terms of difficulty level. Chemistry section was tougher than expected with a fair amount of questions from inorganic chemistry too. Numerical value-based questions, specifically for maths were found easy by the candidates but maths, as expected, was the most time-consuming section. There were 2-3 questions from ionization enthalpy in chemistry and a specific question was about greenhouse gases. Mathematics had questions from AP, conic sections, Parabola etc. 

    JEE Main January 8, 2020 B.E/ B.Tech Paper Analysis (Afternoon Shift)

    The afternoon shift on January 8, 2020 was successfully conducted between 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. Candidates found Physics to be the toughest section out of the three. Chemistry although was difficult in the same day morning shift, but it was observed in the afternoon shift that the chemistry questions were easy and majorly from NCERT. Mathematics section was of a moderate difficulty level but very time consuming, hence many test-takers couldn’t attempt the desired number of questions. There was more weightage of class XI syllabus in the mathematics section. As pointed out by some test-takers, electromagnetism turned out to be a very important topic in Physics.

    JEE Main January 7, 2020 B.E/ B.Tech Paper Analysis (Morning Shift)

    B.E/ B. Tech paper was conducted in the morning shift i.e. 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM of JEE Main 2020. Candidates found the paper easier in comparison to the last year’s JEE Main Question Paper. However mathematics section in particular was seen as high in terms of difficulty level, the questions from calculus were challenging as per some of the test takers. Physics was also high in difficulty level, questions were asked from topics like wave optics, projectile, resistance, magnetic field, modern physics etc. Numerical value based questions were moderately difficult. Read Detailed JEE Main Paper Analysis Here

    JEE Main January 7, 2020 B.E/ B.Tech Paper Analysis (Afternoon Shift)

    Afternoon shift for B.E/ B. Tech Paper was conducted from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM on January 7, 2020. As per the candidates, the paper was overall of a moderate difficulty level. Chemistry had most of the questions from NCERT and thus was the easiest section out of the three. It got challenging for candidates to attempt the numerical value-based questions in mathematics, as the section was time consuming. Physics was described as the toughest section conceptually by a majority of test takers. However, as in the paper of the morning shift same day, candidates found the paper easier than the last year question papers of JEE Main.

    JEE Main January 6, 2020 B. Arch Paper Analysis (Morning Shift)

     JEE Main B. Arch Paper was conducted in the morning shift from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM. Candidates found the mathematics and the drawing sections to be tougher than the aptitude section. There was a balance of questions from the syllabus of XI and XII in mathematics. The drawing section questions were based on topics like school playground, grandparents’ face, cylinder etc. Read Detailed JEE Main Paper Analysis Here

    JEE Main January 6, 2020 B. Planning and B. Arch Paper Analysis (Afternoon Shift)

    Afternoon shift for JEE Main 2020 January session was conducted between 2.30 PM and 5.30 PM. For candidates who opted for both papers i.e. B. Planning and B. Arch, the exam got over at 6.00 PM. The difficulty level of the paper was described as moderate to high by the test takers. The questions in the aptitude section were mainly based on designs and mathematics section was a bit time consuming. Planning section was described as easy by candidates on the difficulty scale. 

    JEE Main Answer Key 2020

    Candidates can have an accurate idea of their JEE Main Score by tallying their responses with the JEE Main Answer Key. NTA has released the official JEE Main Answer Key for January 2020 session. Candidates can download the question papers and answer keys for different slots from the official website using their login credentials. Candidates can also challenge JEE Main Answer Key 2020 against a fee of INR 1000. This fee shall be refundable only if the claim of the challenger is found to be correct. The final score calculation for result shall be carried out on the basis of the final JEE Main Answer Key. The official PDF provides Question ID and Correct question ID for all the 3 sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Download JEE Main Official Answer Key PDF

    How to Download JEE Main Answer Key?

    • Candidates have to click on the answer key official website.
    • They need to login using their JEE Main Application number and DOB.
    • Answer keys will be available in PDF format. Candidates can download them.

    Once the candidates have downloaded the answer key and response sheet, they can tally the answers and calculate their scores. As per JEE Main marking scheme, candidate will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer and 1 mark shall be deducted for every incorrect response. There will be no negative marking for unattempted questions and numeric value answer based questions. Candidates can check the memory-based JEE Main Answer Keys by Resonance here:
    Must Read News About JEE Main 2020 on Collegedunia

    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 Eligibility Criteria 2020

    The detailed eligibility for JEE Main 2020 is tabulated below: 

    Particulars Details
    Age Limit CriteriaThere is no upper age limit for appearing in JEE Main 2020. Candidates who have passed class 12th or equivalent in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE Main 2020.
    Maximum number of AttemptsCandidates can take the exam maximum for 3 years consecutively. Candidates can sit for both January and April sessions, both of these will be counted as a single attempt. 
    Educational QualificationCandidates who have qualified their XII or equivalent exam in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 are eligible to sit for JEE Main 2020. Candidates must have passed qualifying examination with 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% in aggregate of the QE to sit for B. Planning Paper. B.E/ B. Tech applicants must have passed the qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational Subject. For B. Arch, candidates must have passed the Qualifying Examination with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
    Year of Appearance in Qualifying ExaminationCandidates must have passed their XII or equivalent exam in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 can sit for JEE Main 2020. Candidates who passed class XII or QE 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. 

    Check Detailed JEE Main 2020 Eligibility and Reservation

    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 was as follows. However, NTA has informed a half an hour variation in the timings of both the shifts of April session as compared to the January session. The morning shift for April session will be held from 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon, and the afternoon shift will be held from 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM. 

    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 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 ID (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 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.

    Difference Between JEE Main and JEE Advanced

    JEE Main is the eligibility test for appearing in JEE Advanced examination. Some of the highlights with respect to how the two exams differ from each other are tabulated below:

    ParticularsJEE MainJEE Advanced
    Number of Attempts3 (Attempting both the sessions of the same year is counted as 1)2
    Candidates Appearing (2020)9,21,261 (January session)2,50,000
    Mode of LanguageEnglish, Hindi and GujratiEnglish and Hindi
    EligibilityQualified class 12th from a recognized Government OrganizationRanked among top 2,50,000 JEE Main rank holders
    Number of Papers32
    Conducting AuthorityNational Testing Agency (NTA)Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT, Delhi)
    • Conducting Body: From 2020 onwards, JEE Main is conducted by NTA. But JEE Advanced is held by one of the seven Zonal Coordinating (ZC) IITs on a rotational basis, under the guidance of JAB every year.
    • Eligibility: Top 2.50 Lakh JEE Main qualifying candidates are eligible to appear for the test. NTA defines the JEE Main eligibility on specific criteria such as qualifying exams, passing marks, etc.
    • Number of Attempts: A student can appear for JEE Main for 3 consecutive years while for JEE Advanced, he/she can appear for only 2 consecutive times.
    • Exam Pattern: NTA defines the exam pattern for JEE Main, whereas there is no fixed pattern for JEE Advanced. 
    • Syllabus: Unlike JEE main, JEE Advanced includes a few extra topics apart from class 12th syllabus. JEE main does not include some of the topics of JEE Advanced, For e.g. Thermal Physics is included in JEE Advanced but is not asked in JEE main. Similarly, Electrochemistry is included in JEE Advanced but not in JEE main. Read More on JEE Main Vs JEE Advanced
    • Difficulty Level: JEE Main is considered to be easier than JEE Advanced as it only tests the candidates on the syllabus of class 11th and 12th. But the competition is very high in JEE Main. However, good marks are required in JEE Main so that one can be in the top 2,50,000 rank holders in order to appear for JEE Advanced. 

    JEE Main Helpline

    Keeping in mind the hardships faced by candidates amidst the COVID-19 epidemic, NTA has come up with an exclusive helpline, candidates can contact the authorities regarding exam-related queries through text messages or SMS services. The helpline shall be operational during 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM. Read More

    NTA SMS Helpline for COVID-19
    NTA Text Helpline No 18178359845
    NTA Text Helpline No 28700028512
    NTA Text Helpline No 39650173668
    NTA Text Helpline No 49599676953
    NTA Text Helpline No 58882356803
    • JEE Main Helpline for Transactions: For transaction related queries, Click Here
    • JEE Main Helpline for Mock test: For mock test related queries, contact - 

    National Testing Agency

    Block C-20 1A/8 ,Sector- 62

    IITK Outreach Centre, Gautam Buddh Nagar

    Noida-201309, Uttar Pradesh (India)

    Contact No. :  0120 6895200

    JEE Main FAQs

    Ques. When will the new dates for JEE Main be announced?

    Ans. JEE Main April session dates have been announced, the exam will be conducted from July 18-July 23, 2020. HRD Minister on May 5 during a webinar announced dates for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced

    Ques. Is this true that NITs will start their new session from September?

    Ans. Yes, It is confirmed that new academic year for NITs and other technical institutes is likely to start from September. The colleges have to wait for the counselling session that will be conducted by CSAB. However, none of the institutes have prepared their academic calendar for the new and ongoing session and they are still waiting for the directions of CSAB and other concerned authorities. The restructuring of session will also be applicable to the old students as the college is completely closed and no classes and exams are being conducted by any mode. The director of NIT,Warangal said that the foreign students will be asked to arrive 1 month prior to the date of commencement of session to complete their quarantine period. Even after the situation goes normal the students will practice social distancing and the number of students per class will be reduced to control the gathering. New classrooms will be allotted for the students and there will be no change in the size of the batch.

    Ques. I missed out on JEE Main Application Forms. Is there anyway for me to apply for the coming session?

    Ans. NTA has reopened JEE Main Registration for the coming session from May 19 – 24, 2020. Candidates who have had a change of plans and now wish to sit for JEE Main, can apply on the official website i.e.

    Ques. When will new dates for JEE Advanced be announced?

    Ans. JEE Advanced will be conducted on August 23, 2020 confirmed by HRD Minister on May 7. Exact dates will be soon released by NTA on the online portal.

    Ques. With the economic slowdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, will there be any relief in the fees of NITs and IITs?

    Ans. As per the statement of the education minister during his webinar on May 5, 2020, HRD has insisted to NITs and IITs to avoid the yearly fee hike during these times. 

    Ques. When will the admit card for JEE Main be available?

    Ans. The admit card for JEE Main is likely to be released after May 17, 2020 considering the fresh exam dates have been released by NTA. 

    Ques. Is JEE Advanced going to be cancelled?

    Ans. There are no official notification regarding the cancellation of JEE Advanced or merger of JEE Advanced with JEE Main. JEE Advanced will be conducted in August as confirmed by HRD Minister on May 5, 2020. However, the experts are suggesting to eliminate JEE Advanced for the current year. The experts said that the candidates are waiting for JEE Main and many other exams also which they are preparing for and candidates are already suffering from a lot of stress. So it has been advised to merge or eliminate the JEE Advanced to carry out the admission process quickly.

    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 great news for all the aspirants. JEE Main B. Arch question paper comprises 77 questions in total, there are 3 sections in JEE Main Paper II – Aptitude Test (50 questions), Mathematics (25 questions) and Drawing Test (2 questions). 

    Ques. I want to change my preferences for exam center in my JEE Main 2020 Application Form, as I have returned home due to lockdown. Is it possible?

    Ans. Yes, NTA recently allowed modification in exam center preferences filled by the candidate on receiving multiple requests from parents and students. JEE Main Form Correction window is open till May 3, 2020, candidates can make corrections by logging in to their registered accounts. 

    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 has been reopened till May 3, 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 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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    Hey, I'm studying in 12th now...i mean i just completed my 11th 2 months ago...i have to finish my 122th and then write my JEE mains not able to find when should i write? please help.

    06 May, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Amoggha, you will be able to appear in JEE Main in Jan 2021.

    06 May, 2020 00:41
    Firdouse Mohammadi

    do we have any scholarship in this ?

    10 Feb, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Firdouse, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission as scholarship policies are different for different institutes.

    10 Feb, 2020 13:04
    Abhimanyu Chauhan

    MBA Colleges

    28 Dec, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Abhimanyu, you can check the list of the MBA colleges from here: Top Management Colleges in India

    08 Jan, 2020 17:40
    Jigar Shah

    I want Enquiry in B.Tech M.E

    26 Dec, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Jigar, kindly mention the concerned college/university in which you want to take admission so that we can provide you eligibility criteria and selection procedure accordingly.

    26 Dec, 2019 11:29
    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

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