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JEE Main 2020: All that an aspirant needs to know

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main,JEE Advance) is a national level engineering entrance exam that provides a gateway for admission to many engineering colleges in India like IITs, NITs, GFTIs, etc.

Highlights of JEE-Main 2020

Exam frequency Twice a year
Mode Online/ Offline(Paper-2)
Application form February 7, 2020 to March 6, 2020
Correction Window March 8 to 12, 2020
Admit Card March 20, 2020
Exam date April 5 to 11, 2020
Result April 30, 2020
No. of papers Three
Official website
  • JEE Main has been conducted in January from Jan 6th-9th 2020. The answer keys and result has been declared in the month of January for both the papers.
  • In 2020, a new change has been implemented. Till 2019, JEE-Main was composed of only two papers where now Paper 3 has been added. Application fees have been increased as compared to last year. 
  • The number of questions in the jee main exam has been decreased to 25 questions. Also, besides the MCQs in the paper, there will be questions whose answers are to be filled as numerical values.
  • This year Aadhar card is not compulsory to apply for JEE Mains 2020 entrance exams.
  • Candidates securing a place among the top 2, 45,000 will be eligible to appear for JEE advanced.

As the exam is conducted twice, the second exam is going to be held between April 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11. The application form had been made available from February 7th. Candidates will be able to submit the application form until March 6th. The application fee can be paid until March 7th (11:50 pm). The image correction window is also open for all the registered candidates.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

This year, NTA has made some changes to the exam eligibility. The changes are as follow:-

  • No age limit
  • Candidate need to pass class 12 or equivalent examination in 2018 or 2019 or candidate appearing in 2020 are eligible for the exam
  • The candidate is required to pass class 12 with 75% marks and 65% for the reserved category.
  • To be eligible for paper 1 candidates must have physics, mathematics or Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational subjects as core subjects.
  • To be eligible for paper 2 candidates must have mathematics as the main subject.
  • To be eligible for paper 3 candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, and Maths as the main subject in class 12th

JEE Main Application Process

Application form for the JEE Main April session is available from February 7, 2020 to March 6, 2020. JEE Main application process is a completely online process.

Steps to Fill Application Form

Candidates who want to reappear for the April session are required to login with their January credentials. They do not need to register again for the April session.

  1. Candidate should visit the official website
  2. Candidates are required to click on “Application Form for JEE Main 2020”
  3. Appeared candidates click on “Apply with JEE Main January 2020 credential” and Candidate who has not registered or appear for JEE Main 2020 January session click on fresh candidates only.
  4. Fresh candidates need to register and login
  5. Enter the required information and then submit
  6. All details should be correct
  7. After registration, the candidate will get an application number that will require further usage.
  8. Upload photo, signature, and thumb impression
  9. Pay application fee
  10. Select 4 preferred choice for exam center
  11. Take a printout of application form

Documents which are required to upload:-

  • Scanned Photograph- Size must between 10 Kb to 200 Kb
  • Scanned Signature- Size must between 4 Kb to 30 Kb
  • Photograph and signature should be in jpg/jpeg format.

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

NTA will make JEE Main admit card available from March 20, 2020. Candidates are required to login on the official site to download the admit card. Candidates should download admit cards before the deadline, NTA will provide admit cards in offline mode.

The information mentioned on Admit Card:-

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Roll Number
  • Application Number
  • Exam Center Detail such as Time, Date, Paper
  • Exam Date
  • State Code of eligibility
  • Category
  • Candidate’s Photograph and signature

Application Fee – Candidates participating for exam centers in India

Paper (s) appearing General/OBC (Rs.) SC/ST/PWD/Transgender (Rs.)
JEE Main (any one paper) 650 325
Both JEE Main Paper 1300 650

JEE Main 2020 Pattern for BE/B.Tech and BArch

Particulars BE/B.Tech (Paper 1) BArch (Paper 2)
Exam mode Online Online (Mathematics and Aptitude) and offline (Drawing test)
subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Drawing, Mathematics, and Aptitude
Duration of exam  180 minutes 180 minutes
Number of questions 75 (20 + 5 questions per section) 77 questions Mathematics: 25 Aptitude: 50 Drawing: 2
Type of questions MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option Objective Type – MCQs and  Questions for which answer is a numerical value. Mathematics and Aptitude: Objective type questions Drawing:  questions regarding drawing and sketching skills.
Marks 300 marks 400 marks

New Change In JEE Main (Paper 3-bplan):

Particulars B.Plan (Paper 3)
Exam mode Online
subjects Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning Based Questions
Duration of exam 180 minutes
Number of questions 100 (Mathematics: 25 questions, Aptitude: 50 and Planning Based Questions: 25)
Type of questions Mathematics and Aptitude Planning Based Questions – Multiple Choice Questions
marks 400 marks

The examination will be held in the morning and evening shift at 233 test centers in India and 9 abroad.

Amit Kumar
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