JEE Main Registration Fee: Know Category-wise Application Fee

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
    Exams Prep Master

    JEE Main has constantly been the most opted engineering entrance test all over the nation. Students looking forward to pursuing engineering as a career option appear for JEE Main at least once in their academic career. With the exam being now conducted twice a year, there are lakhs of aspirants who apply for the entrance test. For the January session of JEE Main 2020, 9,21,261 candidates registered for B.E./B.Tech including those who appeared for the test outside India.

    JEE Main 2020 Admit Cards to be released around July 3, 2020. Read Here

    With JEE Main becoming applicable for admission into B.Arch and B.Plan, the number of applicants registering for the test has seen a surge. However, at the time of filling JEE Main registration form, many candidates face problems (as the application form is also lengthy in nature). One such problem is noticed at the time of JEE Main Registration Fee. This is a crucial step as it involves not only candidate’s money but only with this payment, JEE Main candidature is finalised. NTA provides an official JEE Main Examination Fee Calculator tool for students ease where candidates can enter their details and get application fee calculated with just a click. Read the article to know all details associated with JEE Main Registration Fee.

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    JEE Main Registration & Fee Payment

    JEE Main is conducted twice a year in the months of January and April. The April session of JEE Main 2020 witnessed a delay due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Excluding such exceptions, the application form for the January session is released usually in the month of September, and for the April session in the month of February.

    With the release of JEE Main application form, candidates are required to follow the below mentioned steps:

    • Step 1: Candidates are required to enter their Personal Details and Contact Details, and choose a password for their account.
    • Step 2: Filling in of Personal Information like Nationality, State code of Eligibility, Preferred Exam Centers, Medium of Question Paper, Education Details, Parents Income Details etc.
    • Step 3: Uploading of Photograph and Signature as per given specifications.
    • Step 4: Payment of Application Fee 

    Once the candidate has completed all aforementioned steps, s/he will be directed to pay the requisite JEE Main application fee according to their category. Payment can be done only in online mode. Candidates will have to click on the button “Proceed for Payment” to proceed with the process. However, this can be done in synchronization with earlier steps or later on by logging into respective accounts.

    After choosing the Online Payment option, a window with the candidate's details will appear wherein they will be required to select the preferred payment gateway and proceed. Candidates are advised to check the Transaction charges for each Payment Gateway, details for which have been provided below.


    Category wise Fee Structure for JEE Main

    Fee payable for JEE (Main)* - Category wise Fee Structure

    JEE Main application fee varies for candidates based on certain parameters like:

    • Number of papers opted by the candidate
    • Social category to which the candidate belongs
    • Sex of the candidate
    • Preferred JEE Main examination center is in India or abroad

    JEE Main Application Fee (For Exam Centres in India)

    Paper(s) AppearingGeneral/OBCSC/ST/PwD/Transgender
    JEE Main 2020 B.E./B.Tech or B.Arch or B.PlanningBoys - Rs. 650 Girls - Rs. 325Boys - Rs. 325 Girls - Rs. 325
    Both JEE Main 2020 B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch or B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning or B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch & B.Planning or B.Arch & B.PlanningBoys - Rs. 1300 Girls - Rs. 650Boys - Rs. 650 Girls - Rs. 650

    JEE Main Application Fee (For Exam Centres in Foreign Countries)

    Paper(s) AppearingGeneral/OBCSC/ST/PwD/Transgender
    JEE Main 2020 B.E./B.Tech or B.Arch or B.PlanningBoys - Rs. 3000 Girls - Rs. 1500Boys - Rs. 1500 Girls - Rs. 1500
    Both JEE Main 2020 B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch or B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning or B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch & B.Planning or B.Arch & B.PlanningBoys - Rs. 6000 Girls - Rs. 3000Boys - Rs. 3000 Girls - Rs. 3000

     *Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.


    Modes of Payment for JEE Main

    Modes of Payment for JEE Main Registration Fees

    Candidates who are willing to appear for JEE Main can make the payment of the registration fee by using either Debit Card or Credit Card or even Net Banking. Candidates can even use UPI and PayTM to mark successful payment of JEE Main registration fee.

    Since the entire application process for JEE Main is online, payment of registration fees is also done via online mode only. To make use of any of the payment methods mentioned above, the candidate has to select the preferred option (Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI/PayTM) to pay the application fee and then follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee.

    After successful payment of JEE Main application fee, candidates will be able to print the Confirmation Page. 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's account. However the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.

    Points to keep in mind while paying through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking

    While making JEE Main registration fee via Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking, candidates need to:

    • Check the validity of the Debit/ Credit Card and keep it ready with them while logging on to the website for submitting the application form. Candidates should enter the information asked for and make payment through Debit/ Credit Card.
    • Through Net Banking, candidates should check the balance in their account and keep all credentials ready with them while logging on to the website for submitting the application form. Candidate should Login with his/her credentials of net banking and make payment through Net Banking.

    Transaction Charges for JEE Main

    Transaction Charges for JEE Main Registration Fee Payment Gateways

    Below given are the details of transaction charges involved with each payment gateway (Service/Processing charges per transaction & GST (applicable @ 18 %) to be paid by the candidate):

    S.No.Mode of PaymentICICI BANKHDFC BANKSYNDICATE BANKSTATE BANK OF INDIAPAYTM
    1Net BankingICICINIL ChargeHDFCNIL ChargeSyndicate BankNIL ChargeSBIRs 5.00+GSTRs 4 +GST
    Other Banks4.00 + GSTOther Banks4.00 + GSTOther Banks5.00 + GSTOther Banks
    2All Debit CardICICI or Other BanksTransaction upto Rs 2000/-0 %HDFC or Other BanksTransaction upto Rs 2000/-0 %Syndicate Bank or Other BanksNil ChargeNilTransaction upto Rs 2000/-0 %
    Transaction Above Rs 2000/-0.5 % + GSTTransaction above Rs 2000/-0 %Transaction above Rs 2000/-0.8 % + GST
    3Credit CardDomestic0.40%of Transaction valueDomestic0.40% of Fee + GSTDomestic0.40% of Fee + GSTDomestic0.80% of Fee+ GST (Minimum Rs 11/-)Domestic0.4%+GS T
    International2.35%of Transaction valueInternationalNil ChargeInternational2.35% of Fee+ GSTInternational3.50% of Fee+ GST (Minimum Rs 11/-)International1.5%+GS T
    4Unified Payment Interface (UPI)ICICI or other banksTransaction upto Rs 2000/-0 %Nil Charge--Transaction upto Rs 2000/-0 %
    Transaction above Rs 2000/-5.0 % + GSTTransaction above Rs 2000/-0.65 % + GST
    --------PAYTM Wallet Charge0.8%+GS T
    -PAY USING ICICIPAY USING HDFCPAY USING SYNDICATEPAY USING SBIPAY USING PAYTM

    How to check JEE Main Fee Payment status?

    How to check JEE Main Fee Payment status?

    Once the candidate has made payment for JEE Main, s/he can check the status of fee payment by clicking on the payment button. If the payment is successful, a confirmation message will be given and candidates are advised to download and save the print out of the confirmation page. (Sample image of the confirmation page is given below)

    A print out of the confirmation page should be taken only if the payment status reflects “OK”. However, if the payment status has not been confirmed, then the candidates will have to follow the given point:

    • For Online Payment - Candidates will have to pay the fees again since it means that the earlier payment was not successful. The fee paid earlier will be refunded within seven days.

    With successful payment of JEE Main Registration Fee, candidates will be able to appear for the test at the specified date and time mentioned in the JEE Main Admit Card.

    *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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