Joint Entrance Examination Main January Session 2020

Form Date: 02 Sep - 30 Sep 2019

Online Mode, Pen & Paper Mode

Form Date: 02 Sep - 30 Sep 2019

JEE MAIN Basic Information

Application Fee:

₹ 500

Number Of Attempts:


Examination Modes:

Online Mode, Pen & Paper Mode

Exam Conducting Body:

National Testing Agency (NTA)





JEE Main 2020 - Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

JEE Main 2020 is conducted by National Testing Agency. JEE Main Application Form 2020 will be available from 2nd September 2019. Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is a national level engineering entrance examination which will be organised by the newly formulated body - National Testing Agency (NTA). Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) previously referred to as IIT-JEE is conducted every year to offer admissions into B.Tech, B.E, B.Plan, B.Arch programmes. From 2019 onwards, the exam is getting conducted twice a year - in the month of January and April. On the basis of the ranks or score secured in examination, candidates can get admission into renowned institutions like 31 NIT's, 25 IIIT's, 28 CFTI's, etc by securing the minimum qualifying cut-off marks in the screening test. In this article, the candidates will get to know about the complete details of the NTA JEE Main 2020.

Latest Update: National Testing Agency Announced the exam dates. 


JEE Main 2020 New Changes Introduced

The following are the new changes introduced in the JEE Main 2020 exam by the NTA:

  • The responsibility of conducting the exam has been handed over to National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards.
  • The NTA JEE Main exam will be conducted twice in a year, once in the month of January and the other one in the month of April through online CBT mode.
  • There is no age limit now to apply for this exam. The candidates who will fulfil the eligibility criteria from now onwards can appear for this exam, age not being the barrier.
  • The candidates to appear for the online mode exam will need to book their exam slots.
  • For JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Plan), it is compulsory that the candidates have Mathematics, chemistry and physics subjects. 
  • There is no need for Aadhar card now to apply for the entrance exam of JEE Main 2020.
  • Those candidates would be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced who would be amongst the top 224000 qualified candidates.
  • The NTA to help the candidates with their preparation has set up more than 3400 Practice centres.
  • The candidates who have diabetes are allowed to take inside the exam hall following things: sugar tablets, water bottles and fruits.


JEE Main 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can refer to the below mentioned JEE Main 2020 important dates to not miss any event for the JEE exam. JEE exam dates calendar for both January and April session are given below:

JEE Main January Session

Events Dates
Registration Start Date 02 September 2019
Registration End date 30 September 2019
Download of Admit card date 06 December 2019
Paper 1 and Paper 2 of JEE Main 2020 exam 06 January 2020 to 11 January 2020
Result Declaration 31 January 2020


JEE Main April Session

Events Dates
Registration Start Date 07 February 2020
Registration End date 07 March 2020
Download of Admit card date 16 March 2020
Paper 1 and Paper 2 of JEE Main 2020 exam 03 April 2020 to 09 April 2020
Result Declaration 30 April 2020

JEE Main 2020 Application Form

The candidates can check the important details which are provided below related to the JEE Main 2020 online Application Form:

  • The process of filling the online application form JEE Main 2020 for the session of January Month will take place from 2 September 2019 onwards and the registration for April session will take place from 7 February 2020 onwards.
  • The entire process of online registration will contain the following steps: Registering online, Online filling of application, uploading the images, Application Fees payment and taking a print out of the application.
  • The deadline for submitting the application form for the session of January is 30 September 2019 whereas, for the session of April, the deadline for submitting the application form is 07 March 2020.
  • The application correction window will open in the 1st to last week of October 2019 for the January session registration. For the April session, the correction process will start in the month of March 2020.
  • The candidates need to submit one application form only. If a candidate submits more than one application form it would then be rejected.

Application Fee:

Mode of Payment: The fees can be paid by the candidates using online mode through net banking/debit card/credit card. The SBI E- Challan method can also be used to pay the fees.

The given table contains the details about JEE Main 2020 Application Fees for different categories:

Paper Category Application fee
Exam Center in India Exam Center outside India
Paper 1 or Paper 2 For Gen/OBC-NCL candidates

Boys – Rs.500

Girls – Rs.250

Boys – Rs.2000

Girls – Rs.1000

For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender candidates

Boys – Rs.250

Girls – Rs.250

Boys – Rs.1000

Girls – Rs.1000

Both Paper 1 & Paper 2 For Gen/OBC-NCL candidates

Boys – Rs.900

Girls – Rs.450

Boys – Rs.3000

Girls – Rs.1500

For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender candidates

Boys – Rs.450

Girls – Rs.450

Boys – Rs.1500

Girls – Rs.1500

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must carefully go through the JEE Main 2020 eligibility criteria before they start filling the application form:

General Eligibility:

  • Qualifying Exam: The candidates who are applying must have cleared 10+2 exam or any equivalent exam from any board or university which is recognized.
  • Diploma Holders: The candidates who have done diploma can also apply for this exam but in IITs only.
  • Qualifying Subjects: The candidates must have cleared 10+2 with the following five compulsory subjects: Mathematics, Physics along with anyone subject from - Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or any other technical vocational.
  • Age criteria: There is no age limit now to apply for JEE Main 2020.
  • Number of Attempts: There is no limit on the number of attempts to apply for this exam.
  • Appearing Candidates: The candidates who are appearing for 10+2 exam this year are also eligible to apply.
  • Year of Appearance: Those candidates can only apply who have passed their 10+2 exam in 2018 or would be passing 10+2 in 2019. The candidates appearing for 10+2 exam in the year 2020 can also apply.


 Institutions wise Eligibility:

  • The candidates need to score at least 75% marks (65%- for SC/ST) to get admissions into IITs. NITs, CFTIs and other institutions.
  • The admission will be provided to the candidates on the basis of All India Rank which they have scored in the exam.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

The candidates need to check the NTA JEE Main 2020 exam pattern before they start preparing for the exam. Candidates can refer to the table below for the same:

Mode of Exam

Paper 1 (Online/CBT)

Paper 2 (CBT for Mathematics & Aptitude Test parts and Drawing Test part on Pen & Paper Mode)

Number of Papers

Paper 1 (for B.Tech/B.E. programmes)

Paper 2 (for B.Arch and B.Plan programmes)

Number of Questions

Paper 1 (90 Questions)

Paper 2 (80 Questions)

Questions Type

Paper 1 (MCQ)

Paper 2 (MCQ as well as Subjective)

Medium of Question Paper English, Hindi & Gujarati
Exam Duration

3 Hours (180 Minutes)

Marking Scheme

(+4) for every correct answer

(-1) for every wrong answer


Section-wise distribution of questions and marks for both the papers of JEE Main 2020:

For Paper 1 (B.E./

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

For Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Aptitude test 50 200
Mathematics 30 120
Drawing Test 01 (a,b,c) 70
Total 81 390

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

The candidates can check the whole JEE Main 2020 syllabus online. The Paper-I will have questions from multiple topics from 11th and 12th level Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.

The syllabus of Paper-II will have topics from the following sections: Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing sections.

The detailed JEE Main syllabus is given below:


Physics and measurement, Rotational motion, Thermodynamics, Laws of motion, Oscillations and waves, Electronic devices, Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents, Current electricity, Optics, Electrostatics, Work, energy and power, Kinematics, Gravitation, Kinetic theory of gases, properties of solids and liquids, etc.


Sets, relations and functions, Matrices and determinants, Sequences and series, Mathematical induction, Binomial theorem and its simple applications, Integral calculus, Statistics and probability, Complex numbers and quadratic equations, Vector algebra, Trigonometry, Permutations and combinations, Mathematical reasoning, etc.


Physical Chemistry: Some basic concepts in chemistry, Atomic structure, Equilibrium, Chemical thermodynamics, Chemical bonding and molecular structure, Chemical kinetics, States of matter, etc.

Organic Chemistry: Purification and characterization of organic compounds, Organic compounds containing halogens, Chemistry in everyday life, Some basic principles of organic chemistry, Organic compounds containing nitrogen, etc.

Inorganic Chemistry: Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, D – and f – block elements, Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals), Hydrogen, Environmental chemistry, Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements, etc.

 For JEE Main 2020 Paper II:

Part I: Awareness of persons, places, Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings, Buildings, Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Materials, Visualising, etc.

Part II: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, colour texture, building forms and elements, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, harmony and contrast, Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms, subtraction, rotation, etc.


JEE Main 2020 Preparation Tips

The preparation tips for JEE Main which would help the candidates to score well and hence qualify this exam are given below:

  • The candidates must have complete knowledge regarding the pattern of exam, syllabus and the marking scheme.
  • The candidates must make short notes which must comprise of the following: key points, formulas and concepts.
  • The candidates must study from study material which the qualified candidates and experienced teachers have recommended for JEE Main 2020 exam.
  • The candidates need to practice from sample papers and exam papers of the previous year to get knowledge about the trend of the exam and the type of questions which can be asked in the exam.

JEE Main 2020 Slot Booking

The NTA will allocate the exam date, exam centres and the shift of the exam before some days of the release of admit card. The candidates will have to log in with the registered id and password to see their exam date which has been allotted, time, centre and shift. The officials will not entertain any request or correspondence in this case.

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

The registration process will be followed by the release of Admit Card for JEE Main 2020. The admit cards for January session would be available from 06 December 2019 onwards and the admit cards for April session would be available from 16 March 2020 onwards.

The candidates can click on the online link provided to download their admit card by entering their password and registration number. The candidates will be informed when the admit card would be released through the mail or SMS.

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

The NTA will release the answer key of JEE Main 2020 exam after the entrance exam will get over ie. around the month of January 2020. The answer key will be published through online mode in PDF Format for both the papers. The candidates can check the answer key once it is available.

The candidates can access the answer key by entering their password and the application number. The candidates can cross-check their answers by downloading the answer key and tallying the response with the answers given in the answer key, hence calculating their probable score.

The candidates can challenge the Answer key openly if they have any problem with the answers given in the Answer key for which they need to submit proof and pay a certain amount as fees.

JEE Main 2020 Result

The results of NTA JEE Main 2020 for the session of January would be announced by the last week of January 2020. The results of NTA JEE Main 2020 for the session of April would be announced by the last week of April 2020. The candidates will have to enter their roll numbers and birth date to check their results. The scorecard will be released online after the announcement of results.

JEE Main 2020 Scorecard

The scorecard of JEE Main 2020 is very important as it will contain the following details about the candidates: name of the candidate, roll number, name of parents, eligibility state code, category, marks secured, All India Rank, and category-wise rank and the status of qualifying the exam.

The scorecards can be downloaded through online mode only and no dispatching of the scorecards will take place through the online mode.

JEE Main 2020 Cut Off

The JEE Main 2020 cut off will be released by NTA by online mode. The candidates need to score the cut off marks in order to appear in the All India centralized counselling process. The cut-off marks for various categories will be released.

The previous year cut off trends is provided in the table given below for various categories:

2019 89.754889 74.3166557


44.3345172 78.2174869


2018 74 45 29 24 - 35
2017 81 49 32 27 - -
2016 100 70 52 48 - -
2015 105 70 50 44 - -

JEE Main 2020 Counselling

The candidates who will get minimum cut-off marks would be eligible to participate in the online counselling process of JEE Main 2020. The JEE Main 2020 counselling process will take place through online mode only. The first step is that the students need to get themselves registered. JoSAA i.e.the Joint Seat Allocation Authority will organize the counselling process. The candidates would be allotted seats into the institutions such as IIT's, NIT's, CFTI's etc.

The seats would be allocated on the basis of the category of the applicant, rank secured availability of seats and other factors. The candidates will have to report to the institutions allotted to them after the seat allocation for the process of verification of documents.

NTA Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2020 Highlights

Name of Exam Joint Entrance Examination (Main)
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level National Level
Course Engineering, Architecture, B.Pharma
Official Website
NTA Official Website
Exam Mode Computer-based test (CBT)
Previous Exam Conducting Body CBSE
Exam Purpose For admission into renowned engineering institutes. Also, an eligibility exam for JEE Advanced.

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JEE MAIN Important Dates

JEE Main 2020 Application Form Date02 Sep - 30 Sep 2019
JEE Main Application correction01 Oct - 06 Oct 2019
JEE Main 2020 Admit Card06 Dec 2019
JEE Main 2020 Exam Date06 Jan - 11 Jan 2020
JEE Main 2020 Result31 Jan 2020

Joint Entrance Examination Main January Session 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

6 hours

Total Marks


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 mark will be reduced on every wrong response.


Instructions:Duration of Exam: Shift One - 3 Hours and Shift Two - 3 Hours. The timing of Examination 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only.

Paper 2
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions, Subjective

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 mark will be reduced for every wrong response

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Instructions:Mathematics- Part I and Aptitude Test-Part II in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only. Drawing Test –Part III in “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on Drawing sheet.