JEE MAIN 2020: Exam Dates, Application Form, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result, Top Engineering Colleges

IIT JEE Main Exam

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). From 2012 to 2018, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the JEE Main exam on a yearly basis. But from 2019, JEE Main exam will be 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).

JEE Main 2020 Latest Notification: NTA has successfully conducted the JEE Main 2020 January session from 6th to 9th January 2020. Recently the National Testing Agency has announced the results of JEE Main 2020 January B Arch and B Planning exam at the official website. Candidates who had appeared in the exam can check and download their JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 result by using their login credentials. The JEE Main 2020 April session exam will be conducted from 03rd to 09th April 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

January 2020 Exam Dates

April 2020 Exam Dates

Availability of application form

03rd September 2019

08th February 2020

Last date for application submission

10th October 2019

07th March 2020

Availability of admit card

6th December 2019

16th March 2020

Exam date

6th to 09th January 2020

3rd to 9th April 2020

Final answer key availability


April 2020

JEE Main result

18th January 2020 (Paper-I)

23rd January 2020 (Paper-II)

30th April 2020 (Paper-I)

15th May 2020 (Paper-II)

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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 2019 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 2019 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 criteria can be different for admissions to NIT’s, IIT’s, IIIT’s or CFTI’s.

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 registration process for JEE Main January and April session will be separate. 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 - 2nd to 30th September 2019
  • JEE Main 2020 April registration - 7th February to 7th March 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 Application Form

Correction or Modification in the application form can also be made. The dates for correction will be announced later through the notification. Changes can be made in the following particulars:

  • Candidate’s name, mother’s name, or father’s name (change in only one of these particulars can be made)
  • All other fields expect the choice of cities.

Check out the detailed notice here.

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)

Other Details

IIT JEE Main Admit Card 2020 -

  • The admit cards for both January and April editions are to be made available at the JEE Main website;
  • The admit card for JEE Main January 2020 exam is now available at the official website, while for the April exam the hall tickets will published on 16th March 2020.
  • 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.
  • Candidates should keep the copy of the admit card for future use.
  • Aspirants should carry at least one photo ID proof along with the admit card to the examination centre.

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 Exam 2020 Result

The results of JEE Main 2020 Paper-I and Paper-II has been announced on the official website of NTA on 18th January 2020 and 23rd January 2020. 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 2020 Final 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.

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 June 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.
  • The counselling is likely to begin in June 2020 (tentative).

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