JEE Main 2020 Answer Key – Candidates can download JEE Main answer key for the July exam form this page. Just after the exam is over, candidates can get the JEE Main 2020 memory based answer key on this page. After a few days later, NTA uploads official answer keys under the login of the candidates. Application number and password / date of birth are needed to download the official JEE Main 2020 answer key. Get all details on JEE Main 2020 answer key from this page below and know how to use them as important resources.
JEE Main 2020 Answer Key
National Testing Agency (NTA) also accepts challenges against the official answer key. Once the challenges are observed by the expert panel, the final answer key is prepared, and based on it NTA declares JEE Main results. Check below the important dates of JEE Main 2020 answer key:
|Apr dates||Jan dates|
|JEE Main Jan 2020 exam date||18 – 23 Jul 2020||06-09 Jan 2020|
|Availability of unofficial answer key||On same day as exam||On same day as exam|
|Release of JEE Main 2020 answer key by NTA||to be announced||13 Jan 2020|
|Last date to submit objection in answer key||to be announced||15 Jan 2020|
|Final Answer Key for BTech||to be announced||17 Jan 2020|
|Final answer key for BArch / BPlan||to be announced||23 Jan 2020|
Answer key: Official answer key of JEE Main 2020 releases as per the schedule above at jeemain.nta.nic.in
JEE Main 2020 Answer Key Release Date
Since the exam is held in the online mode, the publication of the answer key needs not much time. NTA releases the official answer key within 5 days of the exam is over. For the January attempt, JEE Main 2020 answer key was released after 3 days of the exam, and within its 4 days, the result of B.E / B.Tech paper was released.
Thus for this attempt too, it is expected that the JEE Main 2020 official answer key can be released within 5 days and less of the exam. As per last year the answer key release dates are as follows:
|JEE Main||1st attempt||2nd attempt|
|2020||Exam date – 6 to 9 Jan|
Ans Key – 13 Jan 2020
|Exam date –|
Ans Key – to be announced
|2019||Exam date – 8 to 12 Jan|
Ans Key – 15 Jan
|Exam date – 7 to 12 Apr|
Ans Key – 14 Apr
JEE Main 2020 Memory Based Answer Key
As soon as the exam is over, many unofficial sources like the coaching centers, students, and subject experts prepare the memory-based answer key of JEE Main. These keys are available in various formats like PDFs, videos, social media posts, etc. Before the official answer key is out, the unofficial / memory based answer key provides a pretty good idea for the probable score in the exam. Some of the coaching centres that publish JEE Main memory based answer keys are:
- Motion IIT JEE
- Vibrant Academy
Aglasem covers analysis and live student reactions straight from the exam center every year. For the second exam too, stay tuned with us! A pool of memory-based questions and answers are also made available alongwith the live analysis.
How to Download Official JEE Main 2020 Answer Key?
The official answer key can be downloaded online from JEE Main login only. To download it, simply follow the instructions as provided below.
Step 1: Click on the direct link on this page to download JEE Main 2020 answer key.
Step 2: In the login page, candidates need to enter the application number, and password / date of birth in the provided spaces and then click on the “sign-in” button.
Step 3: After signing-in, the candidate’s dashboard opens and in there, students can click on the “Challenge answer key” button.
Step 4: In the next screen, the response sheet and JEE Main 2020 answer key appear on the candidate’s screen.
Step 5: After this, start cross-checking the answers with that of the correct option id provided in the NTA JEE Main answer key.
How to Calculate Marks Using JEE Main Answer Key 2020?
The candidates have to follow the marking scheme of the exam to be able to calculate score using JEE Main 2020 answer key. The steps to do so is given below:
Step 1: First and foremost, download JEE Main 2020 answer key, question paper and response sheet.
Step 2: After downloading them, crosscheck the answers marked in the exam and those with the answer key.
Step 3: Candidates need to add marks for a correct answer and deduct marks for an incorrect answer. The calculation of marks is to be done as per the marking scheme provided below.
|Type of questions||Marks for correct answer||Negative Marking|
|MCQ||+04 marks||-01 marks|
|Numerical value||+04 marks||00 marks|
Step 4: The total marks obtained by adding and deducting the marks is the probable score for JEE Main 2020.
or, alternatively students can use the formula below to calculate their probable score in the exam:
Formula for JEE Main 2020 MCQ type questions
JEE Main MCQ Score = 4 x Number of Correct Answers – 1 X Number of Incorrect Answers / Multiple Answers Marked
Formula for JEE Main 2020 Numerical value type questions
JEE Main numerical value Score = 4 x Number of Correct Answers
The formula for JEE Main 2020 probable score
JEE Main 2020 total score = JEE Main score in MCQ + JEE Main score in Numerical value type
JEE Main 2020 Answer Key Challenge
If a candidate is not satisfied with the option marked in the JEE Main answer key, then they can submit an objection in it. The facility for submitting a challenge in the answer key is provided by online mode only. The challenge as submitted by a candidate is considered only if a relevant proof is also submitted. Candidates need to pay an amount to submit the objection by credit card / debit card / net banking.
Objection fee: The objection fee for JEE Main 2020 answer key is Rs. 1000 per question.
How to Submit Challenge in JEE Main 2020 Answer Key?
To successfully submit an objection in JEE Main 2020 answer key, candidates follow the step-by-step instructions as provided below.
Step 1: Click on the direct link from this page for JEE Main 2020 answer key objection.
Step 2: Next, the candidates have to log-in by entering their application number (as generated at the time of registration) and date of birth / password and follow the same process as to open the JEE Main answer key.
Step 3: The facility to challenge answer key is provided on the answer key page itself.
Step 4: Check the Option ID from the JEE Main 2020 question which is to be challenged and then select the same.
Step 5: After this, click on the button which says “save your claims” at the bottom of the page.
Step 6: In the next screen, candidates need to upload the relevant proof for the objection raised. After this, click on the “save your claim and pay the fee” or else click on the “modify claim” button.
Step 7: Lastly, pay the required amount of objection fee. The fee is applicable per objection made.
JEE Main 2020 Final Answer Key
The final answer key for JEE Main 2020 is released if there are changes in the JEE Main 2020 provisional key. It is released in the pdf format and is released with the declaration of result or a few days before. After the release of the final key, candidates cannot submit any objection against it.
After the candidates submit objections against the provisional answer key, it is reviewed by the experts as appointed by NTA. Each and every objection is checked carefully and if it is found to be valid, relevant changes are made. After this, NTA releases a final answer key based on which JEE Main 2020 result is compiled.
JEE Main 2020 Response Sheet
The response sheet of JEE Main 2020 contains answers marked by the candidates in the exam. It can be used along with the answer key and question to predict the score of JEE Main 2020. National Testing Agency (NTA) releases JEE Main response sheet on jeemain.nta.nic.in, under the respective logins of the candidates. To check the response sheet candidates have to use their application number and password / date of birth.
The response sheet of JEE Main 2020 contains following details:
- Question Type
- Option Ids of all the 4 options
- Correct option
JEE Main 2020 Cut Off Marks
The cut off marks need to qualify for JEE Advanced 2020 is released with second exam result. However, various coaching institutes release the expected cut off based on the reviews submitted by the students on the difficulty level of the January exam. Candidates can check JEE Main 2020 expected cut off marks released by various coaching institutes from the table below.
|Name of the section||Number of good attempts||Expected cut off||Expected Percentile|
|Physics||12 – 15||38 – 43||90 percentile|
|Chemistry||13 – 17||30 – 38||90 percentile|
|Mathematics||10 – 14||35 – 45||90 percentile|
|Overall||—||79 – 85||88 – 90 percentile|
JEE Main Previous year Cut Off percentile by NTA
|Category||JEE Main Cut Off|
|Common Rank List||89.7548849|
JEE Main Cut off for the year 2018-2015
JEE Main 2020 Result
NTA declares JEE Main 2020 result online under the candidate login. To check the result, you require application number, date of birth / password. For admission in undergraduate engineering programs at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI), the All India Rank (AIR) is considered. The result for JEE Main 2020 consists of NTA score obtained in each subject and the total score. There is no rechecking / re-evaluation facility provided to the candidates for JEE Main result.
About JEE Main 2020
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is a national level test that is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The entrance exam is conducted twice a year – first in January and then in April. If a candidate appears in both the session, the best of the two NTA scores are considered for the preparation of Merit List/ Ranking. The exam is conducted in computer-based at test centers spread across country. Qualifiers in JEE Main 2020 are then eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2020 exam.
National Testing Agency (NTA) was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt, of India. It was established to ensure efficient, transparent and international standards tests to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions. Vineet Joshi is the first Director-General of the agency appointed by the Government.
JEE Main Answer Key Archives
JEE Main 2020 Jan Answer Key
|Exam Date and Shift||Question Paper||Answer Key|
|06 Jan 2020 Shift 1 (B.Arch)||CLICK HERE||CLICK HERE|
|06 Jan 2020 Shift 2 (B.Arch)||CLICK HERE||CLICK HERE|
|06 Jan 2020 Shift 2 (B.Plan)||CLICK HERE||CLICK HERE|
|07 Jan 2020 Shift 1||CLICK HERE||CLICK HERE|
|07 Jan 2020 Shift 2||CLICK HERE||CLICK HERE|
|08 Jan 2020 Shift 1||CLICK HERE||CLICK HERE|
|08 Jan 2020 Shift 2||CLICK HERE||CLICK HERE|
|09 Jan 2020 Shift 1||CLICK HERE||CLICK HERE|
|09 Jan 2020 Shift 2||CLICK HERE||CLICK HERE|
Below are some more previous year JEE Main Answer Keys.
|JEE Main exam year||Qs Paper And Answer Key Of Paper 1, Paper 2|
|2018||Click here to download for Set A|
Click here to download for Set B
Click here to download for Set C.
Click here to download for Set D.
Official Website: jeemain.nta.nic.in.
JEE Main 2020 Answer Key Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Ans : he 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.
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.
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.
Ans : No, only the candidates who appeared for the exam can challenge the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key.
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