JEE Main 2020: Application Form (Released), Important Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, JEE Main April Result

IIT JEE Main Exam

The National Testing Agency is all set to conduct the JEE Main 2020 exam for April 2020 session. However, the decided examination date has been postponed, due to COVID-19 lockdown in India. The revised schedule of JEE Main April 2020 exam will soon release on the official website of the National Testing Agency. The JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is one of the most competitive engineering entrance exams conducted at the national level for admission to B.E./B.Tech & B.Arch courses. The exam is conducted in two stages, namely JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced). The JEE Main exam is regulated by the NTA (National Testing Agency) twice a year to select candidates for admission into various government, centrally-funded and private engineering institutions.

By qualifying the JEE (Main) exam, students can get admission into the Undergraduate Engineering programmes in NIT’s (National Institute of Technology), IIIT’s (Indian Institute of Information Technology) and CFTI’s (Centrally Funded Technical Institutes). They can also appear for the JEE (Advanced) to get admission into the eminent IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology). Besides IITs, reputed institutions such as IISER (Indian Institution of Science Education and Research), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology and the Indian Institute of Science also enrol students on the basis of their marks in JEE (Advanced).

Latest news related to IIT JEE Main:

After announcing the revised schedule of JEE Main, NTA has released a notification regarding with the reference of JEE Main admit card 2020. As per the officials, JEE Main will be conducted from 18th to 23rd July in two shifts (morning 9 am to noon and afternoon 3 pm to 6 pm). While candidates can download JEE Main admit card online from the first week of July onwards. All they need to do is visit the official NTA JEE Main website and use their login credentials to access hall ticket.

More than this, NTA has allowed candidates to make corrections in their particulars and choice of centre cities in JEE Main 2020 application form till 31st May 2020. The engineering entrance exam (JEE Main) is all set to be held on 18, 20, 21, 22, and 23 July 2020.

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JEE Main Exam Quick Overview

Name of the Exam

Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Mains)

Conducting Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Official Website or

Exam Occurrence

Twice in a year

No. of Test Takers

Over 13 Lakh

Mode of Exam

CBT (Computer-based test)

Exam Language

Hindi & English

Exam Type

National Level (All India Level)

Number of Papers

2 (Two)

Paper 1 - B.E./ B.Tech

Paper 2 - B. Arch/ B.Planning

Offered Courses

Undergraduate courses

Important Changes in the NTA JEE Main Exam -

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) has brought some significant changes in the JEE Main exam pattern from the year 2019 onwards.

  • As per recent changes, students from humanities & commerce with mathematics are eligible for BPlanning course.
  • Big changes to be introduced in question pattern from the January 2020 Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, which includes reduced questions in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and in engineering drawing (for architecture course applicants).
  • The number of questions has been reduced and the question typology has also been changed. More than this, from JEE Main January 2020 exams, each paper will have 25 questions out of which 20 will be MCQs, while rest 5 will be “questions with the answer as a numerical value, with equal weightage to physics, mathematics, and chemistry.
  • For the BArch exam, the mathematics paper will include 25 questions, with 20 MCQs and five objectives. Apart from this, there will be an aptitude test of 50 marks, which will be held in MCQ format.
  • The National Testing Agency will hold the exam on computer-based mode (CBT). Earlier, it was both offline and online.
  • Class 12th roll number verification is not required.
  • From 2019, there will be 258 exam centres including 10 centres in abroad countries.
  • Students who have Diabetes can bring sugar tablets, fruits and transparent water bottle at the examination centre.
  • NTA has set up 3000 new practice training centres for JEE Main applicants from August 2018. (Only Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Students can appear in both the Jee Main 2020 exams (January & April). The better score of the two will be used for admissions in the undergraduate courses, i.e. B. Tech, B.E., etc.

IIT JEE Main Exam 2020 Important Dates

NTA has released the schedule for both the sessions of the JEE Main 2020 exam. Here are the dates of different exam events:

JEE Main 2020 Exam Events

April 2020 Exam Dates

Availability of application form

06th February 2020 

Last date for application submission

Extended till 24th May 2020

Application correction window re-opened

25th May to 31st May 2020

Availability of admit card

July 2020 (first week)

Date of JEE Main 2020 Exam

18, 20, 21, 22, and 23 July 2020 (Official)

Final answer key released

August 2020

JEE Main 2020 Result

August 2020

JEE Main 2020 Exam Schedule

IIT JEE Main entrance exam is going to be held from 18th to 23rd July in two shifts. Check the details

 Exam Date

Morning Shift

Afternoon Shift

18th July 2020

9 am to noon

3 pm to 6 pm

20th July 2020

9 am to noon

3 pm to 6 pm

21st July 2020

9 am to noon

3 pm to 6 pm

22nd July 2020

9 am to noon

3 pm to 6 pm

23rd July 2020

9 am to noon

3 pm to 6 pm

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IIT JEE Main Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

As earlier mentioned, the Joint entrance examination, 2020 has two papers. The candidates seeking admission in the Bachelors of Engineering (B.E.) or Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) programs should attend the 1st Paper, while those seeking admission to the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) or Bachelor of Planning (B. Planning) should appear in the 2nd Paper. Here is the detailed JEE Main 2020 exam pattern for both the papers -

JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 and 2 Exam Pattern -

Particulars of Question Paper 1

Particulars of Question Paper 2

It is held for the B. Tech/B.E. Admission.

It is held for the B.Arch./B. Plan Admission.

Subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Subjects – Maths, Aptitude and Drawing.

Total number of questions – 75 questions.

Total number of questions (B.Arch) – 77 questions.

Total number of questions (B.Plan) – 100 questions.

Total marks -300

Total marks – 400

JEE Main 2020 Duration is 3 hours. But for candidates with 40% disability, the duration of the exam is extended to 4 hours.

Duration is 3 hours. But for candidates with 40% disability, the exam duration is extended to 4 hours.

Marking scheme – 4 marks for each correct answer.

JEE Main 2020 Marking scheme – 4 marks for each correct answer.

Negative marking scheme - 1 mark deducted for every incorrect answer.

Negative marking scheme - 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.

Mode of Exam – Computer-based Test.

Mode of Exam – Pen and Paper based only.

Type of Questions - Each subject has 30 objective type questions.

Type of Questions - Objective type for Mathematics and aptitude section & Subjective type for drawing test. 

Marking Distribution for Paper 1 (BE/B.Tech):

Paper-1 Subjects

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks













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Marking Scheme for Paper 2 (B.Arch):

Paper-2 Subjects

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks




Aptitude Test



Drawing Test






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Marking Scheme for Paper 2 (B.Planing):

Paper-2 Subjects

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks




Aptitude Test



Planning Based Objective

Type MCQs






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JEE Main Syllabus 2020

NTA provides the JEE Main syllabus at the official website in PDF format. The JEE Main 2020 syllabus is available at the official website. Paper-1 comprises of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry section and Paper-2 comprises of Mathematics and Drawing Aptitude. The official syllabus PDF comprises of all the topics included under different sections. Candidates are advised to follow the syllabus strictly. Check out the complete JEE Main syllabus 2020 -

JEE Main Complete Syllabus 2020 – Click here

IIT JEE Main Exam 2020 Eligibility

Students who are willing to apply for JEE Main Exam 2020, should check the below eligibility criteria for the exam as specified by the National Testing Agency. Eligibility for IIT Engineering can be different for admissions to NIT’s, IIT’s, IIIT’s or CFTI’s.

Detaild eligibility for IIT Engineering -

JEE Main 2020 Age Limit -

  • Only those born on or after October 1st, 1995 are eligible to appear for the JEE Main 2020 exam.
  • The SC/ ST and PwD (Persons with Disabilities) candidates are given relaxation of 5 years in the Upper age limit. This means that an SC/ST/PwD candidates born on or after October 1st, 1990 can appear in the 2020 exam.

Qualification Criteria for JEE Main -

  • Students who have passed 10+2 (12th standard) exam or its equivalent examination from any recognised board in 2018 or 2019 or appearing in 2020 are eligible to appear for the JEE Main 2020 Exam.
  • Students who have passed their 10+2 exam in or before 2017 are not eligible to appear for the JEE Main 2020 Exam.
  • There is no minimum pass percentage required in 12th standard to apply for JEE Main 2020.
  • To get admissions into the IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, applicants should have a minimum aggregate score of 75% in 10+2 or other qualifying exams (65% for SC/ST/PwD)
  • Candidates must clear Class 12th or equivalent exam with at least five main subjects to become eligible for the JEE 2020 Main exam. Those candidates who have passed Class 12th with four subjects cannot appear in the exam.
  • Candidates who are applying for B.E./B.Tech admission should have Mathematics, Physics, language, along with anyone from Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology and any other subject in 12th standard.
  • For B.Arch./B.Planning, aspirants must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics at 10+2 level of examination. The Council of Architecture has informed the National Testing Agency to follow the eligibility criteria as published in the Official Gazette on 6th June 2017. The revised eligibility for B.Arch is as under;

“No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/he has passed an examination at the end of the 10+2 scheme of examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate of the 10+2 examination”.

This will come into force from the academic 2019-2020.

On 25th September 2018, NTA has uploaded a public notice on the official website in this regard.

Number of Attempts – Candidates can appear for the JEE Main exam for maximum three times only. Attempts limit is similar for all categories.

Disability - Candidates with 40% or more disability, can request for a Scribe/Reader.

JEE Main 2020 Reservation Criteria -

NTA will follow GOI guidelines regarding reservation rules while assigning All India Rankings to the candidates for the admission process via. JEE Main exam.


Reservation Percentage

NCL-OBC (Non-Creamy Layer OBC)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Persons with Disability (PwD)


IIT JEE Main Exam 2020 Application Process

The National Testing Agency has extended the one last opportunity to fill JEE Main April 2020 application form and complete the registration process. Yes, you heard it right, the application window is re-open for candidates who wanted to join foreign colleges, but due to COVID-19 pandemic they decided to pursue their studies in India. As per the officials they can submit their JEE Main application form till 24th May 2020.

Candidates must note that the application process for JEE Main January and April session will be separated. And, candidates are required to register for both if they wish to take both the exams. Submit the application within the specified time.

  • JEE Main 2020 January Registration – 3rd September 2019 to 10th October 2019
  • JEE Main 2020 April Registration – 6th February 2020 to 24th May 2020

JEE Main Application Process 2020 -

Candidates can only apply online for the JEE Main 2020 through the official website or

  • As per a recent notification, Aadhaar Card is not a mandatory document for filling the JEE Main application form. It is just one of the identification options candidates can choose from while filling the application form. Candidates can also provide Passport number, Bank Account number, Ration Card number, or any other Government identity number.
  • Applicants should fill out the application form by providing the necessary details about the educational qualifications, age, choice of institutes, etc.
  • Mobile Number and Email ID verification are required for registration.
  • Students can book their preferred slot for the exam.
  • A candidate should pay the requisite application fee.
  • It is not required to send the printed slip of the application form confirmation to the National Testing Agency.
  • Candidates should fill all the details in the JEE Main Application Form accurately, as there will be a very limited scope of correction after submission.

Correction in JEE Main 2020 Application Form -

Correction or Modification in the JEE Main application form can also be made. As per the latest, NTA has re-opened the JEE Main 2020 application correction facility for April session exam. The correction procedure will be live from 25th May to 31st May 2020, earlier it was available till 03rd May at Changes can be made in the following particulars:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Parents details
  • Contact details
  • Exam city and centre

This is the first time that NTA has given so much of lenience in the rectification of the JEE Main exam centre and city.

Application Fee -

  • The Application Fee can be paid either by credit or debit card.
  • Applicants can also pay the fee through the bank e-challan of Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC banks.
  • The application fee is non-refundable.

Following is the Application Fee structure -

Application Fee For Examination Centres in India -


Application Fee





Paper 1 or 2

₹ 1000 (for male candidates)

₹ 500 (for female candidates)

₹ 500 (for male candidates)

₹ 500 (for female candidates)


Paper 1 & 2

₹ 1800 (for male candidates)

₹ 900 (for female candidates)

₹ 900 (for male candidates)

₹ 900 (for female candidates)

Application Fee For Examination Centres outside India -


Application Fee




Paper 1 or 2

₹ 2500 (for male candidates)

₹ 1250 (for female candidates)

₹ 1250 (for male candidates)

₹ 1250 (for female candidates)

Paper 1 & 2

₹ 3800 (for male candidates)

₹ 1900 (for female candidates)

₹ 1900 (for male candidates)

₹ 1900 (for female candidates)

Modification in JEE Main 2020 Image Correction Window

Due to the extension of Lockdown period, NTA has once again re-opened the JEE Main 2020 image correction window at the authorized portal. The image correction window for JEE Main April 2020 is available till 03rd May 2020. Changes can be made in the following particulars:

  • Dimensions of the image
  • Format and size and others
  • Check out detailed steps here.

How to check the IIT JEE application status?

NTA offers the option to check the JEE Main application status after application submission. It can be done through the official website. Candidates can check the application status at the following stages:

  • View Application Form
  • View Scanned Images
  • View Payment Status

Here are the steps to check the JEE Main application status:

  • Visit the official website and click on the link to check the application status.
  • Now log-in using the credentials and check the current status of the application.
  • If the application is submitted successfully, an acknowledgement slip will be generated.
  • If the application status is not positive, candidates must check all the details carefully for rectifications.

How to recover your JEE Main registration number?

Forgetting the registration number is a common issue in the JEE Main exam. Candidates can recover the registration number using the following steps:

  • Visit the official JEE Main website -
  • Click on the login page link.
  • Now, click the “I can’t access my account?” link.
  • Select “I forgot my JEE Main application number” option.
  • Enter details asked for viz. name, date of birth, parents’ name, state of eligibility.
  • ‘Submit’ the details.
  • The registration number will appear on the screen.

Other Details

IIT JEE Main Admit Card 2020 -

  • The admit cards for both January and April editions are to be made available by the exam conducting agency, National Testing Agency (NTA) at the JEE Main website;
  • The admit card for JEE Main April 2020 exam will publish in the first week of July 2020 i.e. 15 days before the conduct of examination.
  • The admit cards will have details of the exam centre, exam city and session of the exam.
  • Once you receive the admit card, be sure to check it minutely for any errors or typographical mistakes. If you notice any mistake, report it to the JEE Main Secretariat or NTA for rectification as soon as possible.

JEE Main Answer Key 2020 -

The Agency will release the answer key within a week after the exam date. Follow these steps to download the answer keys –

Download JEE Main Answer Key 2020

  • Visit
  • Click on the link ‘View Answer Key and Question Paper’
  • Log-in either through Application Number and Date of Birth or Application Number and Password
  • Choose any of the options and provide details as asked
  • The answer key will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the answer key

JEE Main Entrance Result

The results of JEE Main April 2020 Paper-I and Paper-II will be announced on the official website of NTA. Candidates can obtain their result by using their login credentials i.e. JEE Main exam roll number and password/ date of birth. The final result is released after considering the scores of both the session. JEE Main entrance result consists of - All India Rank, category wise rank, total score, score in each paper, JEE Advanced qualifying status, etc.

Note: No hard copy or soft copy of the scorecard will be sent to the candidates via post or email.

IIT JEE Main Paper 1 Result

JEE Main Paper-1 is conducted for B.Tech. admissions. The Paper-1 result is released first. Candidates can check the result using the steps provided below:

  • Go to the official JEE Main website.
  • Click on the JEE Main Paper-1 result link.
  • Submit your log-in details.
  • The Paper-1 result will appear on the screen. Check it.
  • You can download the result and take a print for future reference.

The result will comprise of scores of different subjects and the total score.

IIT JEE Main Paper 2 Result

JEE Main Paper-2 is conducted for admission to B.Arch. and B.Planning courses. The result of Paper-2 is generally released after the result of Paper-1. The result will comprise the total marks and marks in each subject. Here are the steps for checking the JEE Main Paper-2 result:

  • Visit the official website of JEE Main.
  • Click on the JEE Main Paper-2 result link.
  • Enter your log-in details and ‘submit’ the same.
  • The result will appear on the screen.
  • Check the result, download it, and take a print.

IIT JEE Scorecard

The JEE Main result is released in the form of scorecards. The scorecards for Paper-1 and Paper-2 are released separately. Candidates can follow the steps to download the JEE Main scorecard:

Download JEE Main Score of Paper 1 and Paper 2

  • Visit the official website and click on the link for Paper 1/ Paper 2.
  • Log-in using your registration Id and password.
  • On successful log-in, the scorecard will appear on the screen.
  • Check the scores and download the scorecard.

Scorecard Details

The following details are mentioned on the JEE Main scorecards:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Roll number
  • Parents’ name
  • Category
  • State code
  • Nationality
  • Marks obtained in the respective paper
  • All India Rank
  • Category Rank
  • Cut-off for JEE Advanced

JEE Main 2020 Cut off Marks

Although various factors determine the cut-off marks in any given year, however, as per the previous year’s trend analysis the cutoff marks for JEE Main exam for different categories of candidates can be checked here - JEE Main 2019 Cut-Off.

JEE Main Counselling 2020

The counselling is likely to begin in the month of August 2020. The official counselling schedule is yet to be released.

  • It will be done by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA).
  • Seat allotment will be done on the basis of AIR (All India Rank), category, availability of seats, preferred colleges and courses, etc.

JEE Main 2018 Cut Off

Still got doubts? Check our latest JEE Main 2020 FAQ's.




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