JEE Main 2020 Answer Key – National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the JEE Main Answer Key 2020 within 3 days of the exam completion. To check the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key the candidates have to log in using their application number and date of birth/password. To calculate the score using the answer key the candidate has to use the marking scheme of the exam that is +4 for correct answer ad -1 for the wrong ones.  Based on the final answer key of JEE Main 2020, the result is declared. Apart from NTA, the answers keys are also released by the coaching centers right after the exam is over on the same day. Check more details on this page below.

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

The JEE Main 2020 Answer Key is released by NTA to let the examinees know what are the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. The candidates can check their responses from the response sheet and crosscheck from the answer key to get an estimated score in the exam even before the result is out. Check important dates in this regard below:

JEE Main 2020 Important Dates
JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates 2nd week of Jan 2020
Release of response sheets and question papers Jan 2020
Release of Answer Key by NTA 2nd week of Jan 2020

Download the Answer Key here: The Answer Key will be available for download as per schedule at

How to Calculate Marks Using The JEE Main 2020 Answer Key?

The candidates can check the step below to be able to use the answer key of JEE Main 2020 to calculate the score:

Step 1: Candidates have to open their response sheet and the answer key side by side, once both are available.

Step 2: Now from the answer key copy the correct answer ID of the question and then return to the response sheet. Now use the function ‘cntrl+F’ from the keyboard to find the answer in the response sheet. Once you have found it, check if it the answer that you have marked. If yes that means the answer is correct and if not this means the answer is wrong.

Step 3: Check how many correct and wrong answers you have got. Count them and put in the formula below to get the estimated score in the exam.

JEE Main 2020 Score = 4 X (no. of correct answers) – 1 X (no. of wrong answers)

The marking scheme for JEE Main 2020 paper 1 and 2 is +4 for the correct answers and -1 for the wrong ones.

How to download the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

The candidates can download the official Answer Keys of JEE Main 2020 exam from Follow the steps below to download the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key:

Step 1: Visit the official website or click on the direct link that is available on this page above as soon as the answer key is out.

Step 2: The candidates are then redirected to the login page. Use application number and date of birth/password to get into the dashboard.

Step 3: Thereafter the candidates can check the link therein to open the answer key. Note that in the answer key, the option the challenge the same is also made available.

Step 4: The candidates can thus check the correct answers against each of the questions asked in the exam.

Why and how to Challenge the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

NTA allows the candidates to raise objections and challenge the official answer key in case they feel teh answer to any question is wrong in the key. The same can be done by uploading the necessary proof and payment of fees. The candidates can raise an objection by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Click on the link provided above and press the “challenges regarding the answer” button.

Step 2: Login using the credentials application number and password/DOB as provided during the application process.

Step 3: The candidates then redirected to their personalized Dashboard. Press the ‘challenge answer key’ button.

Step 4: On clicking it, candidates will get to see Paper, Question ID, Correct Question(s), and Objection(s) ID Claimed.

Step 5: Candidates have to tick the box against the correct answer id and then click on the “Save Your Claims”

Step 6: After this, the candidates have to upload the document of proof by clicking on “choose file” button.

Step 7: Lastly, click on “Save your Claims and Pay Fee” button. Once candidates pay the amount of fee, the objection will be submitted.

JEE Main 2020 Unofficial Answer Key

Note that the candidates can also check various answer keys by the coaching centers on the same day of the exam is over. The answer keys are made available after each shift and are made available on our page. However, the unofficial answer keys are not the reliable sources for estimating the JEE Main 2020 scores, however, after the exam, the candidates can check them to get an idea of how they have performed in the exam.

JEE Main 2020 Result

After challenging the JEE Main 2020 answer key, the challenges are then considered by the authorities. If the challenges are found valid then the changes are made in the answer key and a final answer key is made available to the candidates in the PDF format over the official website and on this page. Based on this final answer key the scores of the candidates are calculated for the declaration of the result.

The candidates can check their JEE Main 2020 Result by visiting the official website. Login credentials are to be used to download the results.

Cutoff for JEE Main 2020

The cutoff in the JEE Main 2020 result is the minimum marks needed by the candidate to be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. The cutoff is determined considering factors such as the number of students who appeared for the test, the relative performance of the candidates, the difficulty level of the question paper, the category of the candidate as mentioned on the admit card.

Until 2018, the cutoff was based on the raw score of the candidates. However, from 2019, the cutoff marks are based on the NTA score/Percentile score of the candidates. Note that the cutoff and the AIR of the candidates is made available after the April exam is over and not with the January exam result.

Previous years’ cutoff marks:

Category JEE Main Cut Off
Common Rank List 89.7548849
Gen EWS 78.2174869
OBC NCL 74.3166557
SC 54.0128155
ST 44.3345172
PWD 0.11371730

Cutoff from more previous years:

Category Year
2018 2017 2016 2015
Common Rank List 74 81 100 105
OBC NCL 45 49 70 70
SC 29 32 52 50
ST 24 27 48 44
PWD -35 01

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key FAQs

Given below are some commonly asked questions for the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key:

Ques. How can I download the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key?
Ans. The candidates cannot actually download the answer key they can check them. However, on this page, we provide the answer keys in a downloadable format.

Ques. When will NTA release the final JEE Main 2020 Answer Key?
Ans. The final JEE Main 2020 Answer Key is released a few weeks after the objection window is closed and all the claims have been considered by NTA.

Ques. Can I get a refund of the fees paid to raise a challenge against the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key?
Ans. No, NTA does not refund the objections against the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key fees which has once been remitted. In case the challenge is found to be correct the fees will be refunded.

Ques. Does NTA respond to the challenges made against the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key?
Ans. The candidates will not receive any personal response by NTA, however, if there are any changes in the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key, those will be corrected in the final Answer Key.

Ques. Can unofficial sources such as coaching institutes challenge the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key?
Ans. No, only the candidates who appeared for the exam can challenge the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key.

JEE Main Answer Key Archives

Candidates can download the previous years’ answer keys of JEE Main from the table below:

January attempt April Attempt
Check Here – Day 1 Click Here – Day 1
Check Here – Day 2 Click Here – Day 2
Check Here – Day 3 Click Here – Day 3
Check Here – Day 4 Click Here – Day 4
Check Here – Day 5 Click Here – Day 5

Below are some more previous year JEE Main Answer Keys.

JEE Main exam year Qs Paper And Answer Key Of Paper 1, Paper 2
2017 Click here
2016 Click here
2015 Click here
2014 Click here

Insofar, official details of JEE Main 2020 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as NTA releases JEE Main 2020 information brochure, details will be updated here.
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