JEE Main 2020 Exam FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Last Updated on : 30/08/2019

NTA has released the schedule for JEE Main 2020 January and April sessions. Here are the details related to the exam dates and other frequently asked questions related to the exam.

Question 1: What is the procedure for admission to IITs?

Admission in IITs is done through JEE Advanced exam. And, only those who qualify JEE Main can appear in the JEE Advanced.


Question 2: Will there be separate merit lists for January and April session exams?

No, there will be only one merit list which will be prepared on the basis of candidate’s performance in both/ single exam as they have appeared for.


Question 3: What are the dates for JEE Main 2020 April session exam?

The JEE Main 2020 April session exam will be conducted from 3rd to 9th April 2020. The exam shift timing and venue of the exam will be mentioned in the candidate’s admit card.


Question 4: What is JEE Main exam?

JEE Main exam is the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted for engineering admission in the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), State Funded Technical Institutes (SFTIs), and Central Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs).


Question 5: How many students appeared for jee main 2019?

As per the official public notice, a total of 1,45,386 students appeared for the January 2019 session and 1,44,032 students appeared for the April 2019 session.


Question 6: What are the dates for JEE Main 2020 January session exam?

The JEE Main 2020 January session exam will be conducted from 6th to 11th January 2020. The exam shift timing and venue of the exam will be mentioned in the candidate’s admit card.


Question 7: Will there be a correction facility? If yes, when will it be opened?

Yes, there will be a correction facility. The correction window will open after the application process gets over. The specific dates will be announced later.


Question 8: Will there be any fee for making changes/corrections in the application form?

There is no fee for making changes. If the application fee increases due to changes in the category, candidates must pay the additional fee.


Question 9: What is NTA? How will it conduct JEE Main?

NTA or National Testing Agency has been formed to conduct several entrance exams, i.e. UGC NET, NEET, JEE Main, GPAT, CMAT, etc. which were earlier conducted by CBSE and AICTE. From 2019, the Agency will regulate JEE Main in two editions - January and April.


Question 10: How many attempts a candidate is given to appear in the JEE Main Exam?

Every candidate will be given 3 attempts for JEE Main. And, each attempt comprises of two sessions.


Question 11: How much is the fee for the JEE Main exam for the reserved category?

For reserved category candidates (Male or Female) appearing in Paper 1 or Paper 2, the fee is Rs. 500. Those appearing in Paper 1 & Paper 2 need to pay Rs. 900 as the application fee.


Question 12: What is the minimum percentage required in 12th class to appear for the JEE Main exam 2020?

There is no minimum pass percentage required in 12th standard to apply for JEE Main 2020. However, the candidates must have passed the 12th class exam with a minimum of five subjects. Class 12th percentage is considered for admission to different institutes after qualifying JEE Main.


Question 13: Are the diploma holders eligible to appear for the exam?

Those candidates holding a diploma of three years from an AICTE or State Board recognised institute are eligible for JEE Main. But such diploma holders are also required to clear JEE Advanced as they are eligible only for IIT admissions.


Question 14: How many times the JEE Main exam will be held in 2020?

In 2020, it will be held twice a year - January and April.


Question 15: In which colleges/institutions a candidate can be given admission after passing JEE Main exam?

After passing, JEE Main Exam candidates will be given admission in NIT’s, IIIT’s, SFTIs, and CFIT’s.


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