JEE Main 2020 Exam

Jee Main Exam

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is an all India level engineering entrance exam conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) every year. Students who want admission to engineering courses in the esteemed 23 IITs, 31 NITs, IIITs, deemed universities and other centrally funded technical institutions need to take the exam and meet its cut-off percentage. JEE Main is conducted in two parts i.e. Paper I and Paper II. Paper I (B.E. / B. Tech.) will be conducted in both Computer-based (Online) and Paper-Pen based (Offline) mode while Paper II (B. Arch./B. Planning) will be conducted in Pen-Paper based mode only.

As per the schedule released by the exam conducting bodies JEE Main 2020 will be held on April 15 and 16, 2020. The online registration process for JEE Main started on December 01, 2019 and ended on January 1, 2020. The authorities also allow the candidates to correct errors in the JEE Main application form 2020 by opening a form correction window. For JEE Main, the application form correction window was open from January 9 to 22, 2020 with the last date to pay the fee on January 23. Candidates who have already passed class 12th or have appeared for the exams are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2020 exam. A total of 11,48,000 candidates have filled JEE Main application form 2020.

Candidates willing to appear for JEE Advanced 2020 will first have to qualify JEE Main 2020. JEE Main is the qualifying exam to enter into the next phase of admission to 23 IITs that except JEE score.

JEE Main 2020 Important Dates

JEE Main 2020 application form filling process is already over. Now the candidates who filled the application form are waiting for the admit cards to appear for the exam on April 15 and 16, 2020. Every event in the process from the issue of JEE Main 2020 notification to the form filling dates, the release of JEE Main admit card 2020, exam dates and release of the JEE Main result 2020 makes a lot of difference for the students. This is the reason applicants should remember all JEE Main 2020 important dates and keep visiting the official website of JEE Main to stay updated.

JEE Main 2020 Schedule

Events Dates
Notification Released November 22, 2019
Commencement of Online Registration for JEE Main 2020 December 1, 2019
Photo and Signature Correction in submitted Application form December 8, 2019
JEE Main Mock test availability December 13, 2019
Last date to fill JEE Main application form 2020 January 1, 2020 (Over)
Last Date for Payment of Application Fees January 2, 2020
Application Correction Window opening January 9 to 22, 2020 (Over)
Additional Fee Payment if applicable (During Correction) January 9 to 23, 2020
Admit Card availability Second week of March 2020
JEE Main Paper I Offline Exam April 8, 2020 (9.30 am to 12.30 noon)
JEE Main Paper II (Offline) April 8, 2020 (2 pm to 5 pm)
JEE Main Paper I Online Exam April 15 and 16, 2020 (9.30 am to 12.30 noon)

(2 pm to 5 pm)

Display of Answer Key and OMR Sheets  April 24-27, 2020
Acceptance of Changes in the Answer Keys Up to April 27, 2020 (11:59 PM)
JEE Main Result 2020 Announcement April 30, 2020
Declaration of All India Ranks (AIR) April 30, 2020
Paper 2 Result Announcement May 31, 2020
Availability of Rank Card Online After announcement of AIR of JEE Main 2020

Latest News:

  • The AICTE approved a regulation to have a single entrance examination engineering admissions across the country. JEE Main will be the only entrance exam for admission to all the technical institutes in India. Check out this article for detailed information-
  • From 2020 onwards 4000 more students will be allowed to apply for the exam as the number of students eligible to appear for the exam has increased from 2,20,000 to 2,24,000
  • Total number of CFTIs accepting JEE Main score has gone up from 20 to 23

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Not every student who has cleared 12th or studying in class 12th is eligible to apply for the exam. There are some predefined conditions that candidates need to meet to be eligible for JEE Main 2020. Given below are the conditions candidates need to fulfill to meet JEE Main 2020 eligibility criteria.

Age Limit:

Candidates born on or after October 01, 1993 are eligible to appear for JEE Main 2020 examination. There will be a relaxation of 5 years for the students belonging to SC, ST, and PwD category.

Educational Qualification:

For B.E/ B. Tech:

Candidates must have qualified 12th standard with a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate, whereas 10% of relaxation is given to SC/ST candidates, who need to present 65% of marks in 10+2 qualification. Also, 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics will be mandatory to be able to appear for JEE Mains 2020 along with one of the Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.

For B.Arch./ B. Planning:

The applicant must have studied Mathematics as the main subject along with 50% marks in total including five subjects from a recognised board.

According to the recent amendment, Class XII marks will not be given any weightage for final selections in JEE.

JEE Main 2020 Application Details

The candidates can fill JEE Main 2020 application form in online mode only. Applicants are required to fill up the requisite information, upload a scanned photograph, signature and thumb impression while filling up the online form. After submitting the details, an acknowledgment page will be generated. Applicant must take a print out of the page for further references.

(The acknowledgment page should not be sent to JEE Main office)

The application fee can be paid by credit/debit card or by depositing fee in cash in the Syndicate/ Canara/ ICICI/ HDFC bank through e-challan generated during the online filling of application form.

Documents required for filling IIT JEE Registration Form 2020

  • Class X certificate
  • Class XII certificate
  • If the name is changed in the in the Class X certificate, then a certificate by gazette officer need to be submitted showing the change of name.
  • From this year, candidates filling JEE Main application form will also be required to upload a scanned copy of father/ mother/ guardian’s signature

JEE Main Admit Card 2020

CBSE will provide JEE Main admit card 2020 most probably in the second week of March 2020. Admit card for JEE Main 2020 will be available only in the online mode, which applicants need to collect by visiting the official website. Admit cards will be uploaded only for the candidates who successfully submitted their application before the last date and without any mistakes. Candidates without JEE Main admit card 2020 will not get entry into the examination hall. So make sure you download it before the last date and keep it safe to carry it on the exam day.

Steps to download JEE Main 2020 Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website
  • Login with the help of your JEE Main 2020 application number and password
  • Click on the submit button
  • It will allow the candidates to download their admit card
  • Check the details and take a printout of the JEE Main admit card 2020

Application fees detail

JEE Main application process will complete only after payment of the application fee. Candidates can pay JEE Main application fee 2020 both in online as well as offline mode. Given below are the details to pay JEE Main application fee for both the options:

Online Mode:

Syndicate Bank – By using Debit card/credit card/PayTM/SBI Buddy Wallet/Cash Cards

HDFC Bank – By using Debit / Credit Card

ICICI Bank – By using Debit/ Credit Card or through Net Banking

Offline Mode:

To pay JEE Main 2020 application fee in offline mode, candidates need to download e-challan and pay the requisite fees in cash by visiting any Syndicate/ ICICI or Canara Bank branch.

Paper(s) Appearing  Pen and Paper Based Exam Computer Based Exam (Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) only)
(General/OBC) (SC/ST/PwD) (General/OBC) (SC/ST/PwD)
For Examination Centre Opted In India
JEE (Main) Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.) OR

JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B. Arch./ B. Planning) only

1000 (Boys)

500 (Girls)

500 (Boys)

500 (Girls)

500 (Boys)

250 (Girls)

250 (Boys)

250 (Girls)

Both JEE (Main) Paper-1

(B.E./B.Tech.) AND JEE (Main) Paper- 2 (B.Arch./ B. Planning)

1800 (Boys)

900 (Girls)

900 (Boys)

900 (Girls)

1300 (Boys)

650 (Girls)

 

650 (Boys)

650 (Girls

For Examination Centre Opted In Foreign Country
JEE(Main)Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.) OR

JEE (Main)Paper-2 (B.Arch./B. Planning) only

2500 (Boys)

1250 (Girls)

1250 (Boys)

1250 Girls)

2500 (Boys)

1250 (Girls)

 

1250 (Boys)

1250 (Girls)

Both JEE (Main) Paper-1

(B.E./B.Tech.) and JEE (Main) Paper- 2 (B.Arch./ B. Planning)

3800 (Boys)

1900 (Girls)

 

1900 (Boys)

1900 (Girls)

3800 (Boys)

1900 (Girls)

 

1900 (Boys)

1900 (Girls)

Exam Pattern & Analysis

JEE Main Exam Pattern & Analysis

Subject Number of questions Marks per question
Physics 30 4
Mathematics 30 4
Chemistry 30 4
Total 90 360

JEE Main 2018 Exam Analysis

Overall Marks Distribution

The paper pattern of JEE Main 2018 was no different from previous years’ pattern. There were 90 multiple choice type questions carrying 4 marks each with one correct option. The JEE Main 2018 paper was of 360 marks divided into three sections. Each section had 30 questions of 120 marks.

Subject XI XII Total Count of Question No. Total Sum OF Marks
Number of  Questions Sum of marks Number of  Questions Sum of marks
Chemistry 15 60 15 60 30 120
Mathematics 17 68 13 52 30 120
Physics 13 56 16 64 30 120
Grand Total 46 184 44 176 90 360

Difficulty Level of JEE Main 2018

Subject Easy Level Medium Level Difficult Level
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 14 56 13 52 3 12
Mathematics 10 40 15 60 5 20
Physics 13 52 12 48 5 20
Grand Total 37 148 40 160 13 52


JEE Main 2018 Section Wise Analysis

Physics:

Two questions in Physics section had more than one correct answers.

Mathematics:

Students found Mathematics section quite good, but a bit lengthy as well.

Chemistry:

According to the exam takers, the Chemistry section had more questions from Organic Chemistry as compared to other topics.

JEE Main Cutoff 2018

S.No Category Cut-off Score
1. General 100
2. OBC-NCL 70
3. SC 52
4. ST 48

JEE Main 2020 Counselling/Interview

Students will be offered admission based on their choices and their all India rank through Seat Allocation Process which will be announced later. Candidates who meet the minimum cutoff criteria and get their names in AIR will only be called for the counselling round. Candidates should carefully check the venue and schedule. They should reach the counselling location along with all the required documents to ensure that no problem occurs during the admission process.

JEE Main Cut-off for Top Engineering Colleges

Colleges / Institutions General ST SC OBC
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Sikkim 1133483.00
National Institute of Technology, Mizoram 1090900.00
National Institute of Technology, Manipur 608365.00 16157.00 65144.00 417234.00
National Institute of Technology, Agartala 281394.00 49165.00
School of Technology, Assam university 159872.00 48690.00 4946.00 2066.00 15550.00 10117.00 58141.00 15419.00
National Institute of Technology, Puducherry 129512.00 31979.00 51410.00
National Institute of Technology, Raipur 103339.00 5098.00 19057.00 42021.00
National Institute of Technology, Srinagar 99049.00 6030.00 33199.00
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Meghalaya 87466.00 9425.00 54591.00
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology 67769.00 11961.10 57674.00
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur 62795.00 1025.00 5520.00 81457.00
National Institute of Technology, Silchar 60254.00 3123.00 9315.00 31823.00
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, College of Engineering 51790.00
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology 50879.00 5884.00 11060.00 15869.00
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra 48844.00 10919.00 13506.00
College of Science, Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya 48662.00 5343.00 10368.00 15282.00
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur 47259.00 15440.00 9478.00 62153.00
National Institute of Technology, Goa 41097.00 4309.00 33718.00
National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur 34234.00 2683.00 8344.00 12542.00
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology , Nagpur 33999.00 4585.00 4377.00 12848.00
National Institute of Technology, Surathkal 32047.00 2288.00 6137.00 19770.00
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology 31215.00 3969.00 8159.00 12545.00
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra 29815.00 8748.00 15441.00
National Institute of Technology, Patna 28179.00 2008.00 3986.00 7579.00
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology 24027.00 1313.00 6613.00 17238.00

JEE Main 2020 Exam Syllabus

CBSE has already released JEE Main syllabus 2020. Candidates should carefully check the syllabus and plan their exam preparation strategies accordingly. JEE Main 2020 syllabus basically includes the topics and chapters from which the questions are asked in the engineering entrance test.

JEE Main Syllabus for Paper I – It includes topics from physics, chemistry, and mathematics (PCM) from CBSE, ICSE and state board’s class 11th and 12th syllabus.

JEE Main Syllabus for Paper II – JEE Main paper II includes questions from Mathematics, aptitude and drawing.

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main 2020) will be conducted by the JEE Apex Board for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes in NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), participating State Government Institutions etc.

For admission to NITs, CFTIs like IIITs etc. and other participating Institutions, the merit/rank list shall be prepared based on 40% weightage to school Boards marks in class 12th or equivalent examination and 60% weightage to IIT JEE (Main). The weightage to school Board/Equivalent examination marks shall be considered only after normalisation.

The IIT JEE (Main) will also be the eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITsISM Dhanbad.

JEE Mains 2020 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.). Depending upon the course(s) candidates are seeking admission, they may take Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.), or Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.), or both.

Number of Attempts

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).

JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres

Looking at the increasing number of candidates applying for the exam, CBSE has added more examination centres. Total number of JEE Main 2020 examination centres has increased from 113 last year to 258 this year. Out of total 248 examination centres of JEE Main 2020, 248 are in India while 10 exam centres are outside India. Candidates opting for pen-and-paper based test get choice of 4 JEE Main 2020 exam centres while those opting for online exam were allowed to choose only one exam centre while filling the application form. While filling the application form, candidates should carefully check the list of available examination centres and pick the options most comfortable and suitable to their location.

City Code State City Mode of Exam Mode of Exam
1 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
2 Andhra Pradesh Guntur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
3 Tirupati Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
4 Vijayawada Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
5 Visakhapatnam Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
6 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
7 Assam Guwahati Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
8 Silchar Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
9 Bihar Gaya Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
10 Muzaffarpur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
11 Patna Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
12 Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
13 Chhattisgarh Raipur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
14 Dadra Nagar Haveli Dadra Nagar Haveli Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
15 Daman & Diu Daman & Diu Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
16 Delhi Delhi/New Delhi Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
17 Goa Panaji Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
18 Gujarat Ahmedabad Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
19 Anand Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
20 Bhavnagar Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
21 Gandhinagar Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
22 Godhra Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
23 Patan Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
24 Rajkot Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
25 Surat Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
26 Vadodara Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
27 Valsad Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
28 Haryana Faridabad Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
29 Gurgaon Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
30 Hisar Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
31 Karnal Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
32 Kurukshetra Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
33 Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
34 Shimla Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
35 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
36 Srinagar Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
37 Jharkhand Bokaro Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
38 Dhanbad Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
39 Jamshedpur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
40 Ranchi Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
41 Karnataka Bengaluru Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
42 Hubli Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
43 Mangalore Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
44 Kerala Ernakulam Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
45 Kozhikode Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
46 Thiruvanthapuram Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
47 Lakshadeep Kavarrati Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
48 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
49 Gwalior Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
50 Indore Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
51 Jabalpur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
52 Rewa Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
53 Ujjain Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
54 Maharashtra Amravati Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
55 Aurangabad Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
56 Mumbai Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
57 Nagpur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
58 Nasik Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
59 Pune Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
60 Thane Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
61 Manipur Imphal Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
62 Meghalaya Shillong Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
63 Mizoram Aizwal Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
64 Nagaland Dimapur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
65 Kohima Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
66 Odisha Balasore Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
67 Berhampur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
68 Bhubaneswar Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
69 Cuttack Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
70 Rourkela Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
71 Sambalpur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
72 Puducherry Puducherry Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
73 Punjab Amritsar Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
74 Bathinda Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
75 Rajasthan Ajmer Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
76 Bikaner Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
77 Jaipur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
78 Jodhpur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
79 Udaipur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
80 Sikkim Gangtok Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
81 Tamil Nadu Chennai Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
82 Coimbatore Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
83 Madurai Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
84 Telangana Hyderabad Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
85 Khammam Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
86 Warangal Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
87 Tripura Agartala Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
88 Uttarakhand Dehradun Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
89 Haldwani Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
90 Haridwar Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
91 Roorkee Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
92 Uttar Pradesh Agra Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
93 Allahabad Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
94 Bareilly Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
95 Gorakhpur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
96 Jhansi Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
97 Kanpur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
98 Lucknow Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
99 Varanasi Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
100 West Bengal Durgapur Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
101 Howrah Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
102 Kolkata Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
103 Siliguri Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
104 Outside India Colombo Computer Based
105 Kathmandu Computer Based
106 Singapore Computer Based
107 Bahrain Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
108 Dubai Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
109 Muscat Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
110 Riyadh Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
111 Sharjah Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
112 Rajasthan (India) Kota Pen & Paper Based Computer Based
113 Outside India Dhaka Computer Based

JEE Main 2020 Contact Details

Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development
West Block – 1, Wing No- 6, 2nd Floor
R K Puram, New Delhi – 110016

Address for Correspondence:

Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62
Gautam Budha Nagar- 201309 (UP)

Phone No & Email ID

Computer Based Exam Email: jeemain-nta@nic.in
Phone No: 7042399521, 7042399520, 7042399525, 7042399526