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JEE Main 2020 Registration (April Session) - Check Guidelines for New and Already Registered Candidates
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JEE Main 2020 Registration for the April session will commence from February 7, 2020. Both new and reappearing candidates are eligible to apply for the April session of JEE Main 2020. Candidates who previously registered for the January 2020 Session can apply online for JEE Main 2020 April Session by logging in with their existing application number and password or DOB. New applicants have to register themselves on the official site before proceeding with the application form. JEE Main 2020 April session Exam will be conducted on April 5, 7, 8, 9,11, 2020.   

Click here to apply for JEE Main 2020 April Session 

Since 2019, NTA is conducting JEE Main twice in a year and candidates can appear in any one or both of the sessions according to their discretion. If a candidate appears in both the sessions, the best of the two scores will be accepted as their final score. 

Click here to know the detailed eligibility for JEE Main 2020 April Session 

Latest: NTA has released the JEE Main 2020 January session results for both Paper I and Paper 2. Click here to check your scores. 

Eligibility criteria : New & Existing applicants
JEE Main 2020: Are you Eligible for April Session?

Candidates looking forward to applying for the April session of JEE Main 2020 should go through the eligibility criteria before applying. Many candidates are aware of the eligibility criteria but it is advised to revise it because if any candidate fails to meet the eligibility criteria their candidature will be revoked. 

Eligibility Particulars


Qualifying Exam

Should have passed Class XII exam or equivalent exam in 2018-2019

Appearing in class XII or equivalent exam 

Age Limit

No age limit. However, the candidate has to pass class XII in 2018-2019

Appearing for 10+2 or equivalent exam in 2020 are eligible to apply 

Subjects/ Subject combination for admission into NITs, IIITs, GFTis

Should have passed the qualifying examination with

For B.Tech/B.E.



Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical/ Vocational Subject







JEE Main 2020 April Syllabus. Click here

Number of Attempts Allowed
JEE Main 2020: How many attempts a candidate have?

The confusion regarding the number of attempts crosses the mind of every candidate at some point during this time. Candidates are aware of the facts that they can appear for JEE Main Exam twice in an academic year and that they have only three attempts for appearing in JEE Main. There are many candidates who are confused if each session of JEE Main will be counted as an attempt. The answer to this confusion is no! This confusion can be cleared by the following example followed below:

Let our candidate be named ‘X’. if X adheres to the eligibility criteria as prescribed by NTA and

has appeared for the January session of JEE Main 2020 and is preparing to appear in the April Session of JEE Main 2020, this will be counted as a single attempt. If this is his/her first attempt, then it means that X has two more attempts left and can appear in 4 more sessions of JEE Main 2020. 

Application Procedure: New & Existing Candidates
JEE MAIN 2020: How the Application Procedure is different from New Candidates?

Applicants who already registered for the January session of JEE Main, need not apply for the same all over. Candidates should take a look at the steps below to know the application process:

Step I: Visit the official JEE Main site, i.e,

Candidates have to visit the site and click on Apply for “JEE Main 2020” link

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Step II: For Fresh and Already Registered candidates:

Candidates who are reappearing and are already registered with the January Session need not register again. They can directly sign in using their existing credentials and move to the next step. 

This is not in the case of new candidates as they will have to register with all the details required.

Both the types of candidates will have separate links to apply for JEE Main 2020 April Session.

Step III: Choice of Paper, Exam Centre City

Reappearing candidates just have to select their exam city centre preferences and the choice of paper they would like to appear for.

New candidates have to fill their full name, Mother’s Name, Father’s name, gender, reservation category, date of birth, address, nationality etc.

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Step IV: Application Fee Payment

Once the details are lodged in the website by the candidate, the next step that follows is fee payment. Candidates are requested to proceed to pay for the application form. Candidate can pay the application fees through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ UPI/ E-Challan. Candidates can take a look at the table below for the application fees:

Exam Centre Chosen

Papers Appearing for

JEE Main 2020 April Session Fees

Paper Type

General/ OBC

SC/ST/ PwD/Transgender 


Single Paper

Boys- INR 650

Girls- INR 325

Boys- INR 325

Girls- INR 325

Both Paper

Boys- INR 1300

Girls- INR 650

Boys- INR 650

Girls- INR 650


Single Paper

Boys- INR 3000

Girls- INR 1500

Boys- INR 1500

Girls- INR 1500

Both Paper

Boys- INR 6000

Girls- INR 3000

Boys- INR 3000

Girls- INR 3000

Step V: Download and Save the confirmation Page

The last step while applying for JEE Main 2020 April Session is to download the confirmation page and save a copy of it. The confirmation page is generated after the successful payment of JEE main application fee. If the confirmation page is not generated after the payment of fee, it means the transaction has failed and deducted fees will be refunded to the candidate. Candidate has to repay the fees until the confirmation page is generated. 

If the confirmation page is not generated after the payment of fee, it means the transaction has failed and deducted fees will be refunded to the candidate. Candidate has to repay the fees until the confirmation page is generated.

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JEE MAin Application: What not to do?
JEE MAIN 2020: What can lead to Cancellation of the Candidature?

NTA witnessed a lot of bogus application forms in JEE Main 2019 session. When this discrepancy came in the notice of NTA, without further delay they looked into the matter and found out that there were many applications were done by a single candidate. NTA published an official notice mentioning that if they find any such thing in the future, they will cancel the candidature of the candidate without any warning. 

JEE Main 2020 Freedom of Suitability
JEE MAIN 2020: Is it compulsory to appear for both the sessions?

No! It is not necessary for a candidate to appear for both the sessions of JEE Main, however they can apply for both the sessions. A candidate can appear for the exam on their own will depending on their ease and preparation level. 

Percentile calculation
JEE Main 2020: How is percentile score calculated by NTA?

Percentile scores, basically, tell you how you've performed relative to all or any other candidates who appeared for the exam. it's not an equivalent to your percentage score. While the percentage score tells you the share of the entire marks or maximum marks for the exam that you have secured, the percentile score indicates what percentage of the entire number of candidates appearing for the exam have scored equal to or less than the score you secured.

This means, in each session, the marks secured by the candidate (say, out of 360 in case of JEE Main Paper 1) is converted into a scale starting from 100 to 0. The topper for every session will, thus, secure a percentile score of 100.

NTA uses normalization technique to calculate the percentile score of candidates The formula stated below is the normalization formula used to calculate the percentile score of candidates.

Percentile Score of a Candidate = 100 x (Number of candidates who secured a raw score (or actual score) equal to or less than the candidate) / (Total number of candidates who appeared therein session)

JEE Main 2020 Cutoff. Click here

Why one should reappear in April session?
JEE Main 2020: How can a candidate benefit from reappearing?

Since candidates who appear in both the session, their better of the two scores is considered while formulating the final merit list. Hence, most candidates including the toppers prefer to appear in both the sessions to improve their ranks. 

In JEE Main 2020 January session, approximately 11.8L candidates appeared. Candidates don’t see any harm in reappearing for the April Session. However, experts believe that students should focus on their Board exams first rather than preparing for JEE Main April Session.

Keep tuning to the website for more useful information.

All the Best from Team Collegedunia!

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