JEE Main 2020 is a national level entrance exam for engineering admissions the NITs, CFTIs and the IIITs of India. It is also an eligibility test for JEE Advanced 2020 for IIT admission. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is held twice a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in a computer-based test format. There are 2 papers in the exam. Paper 1 is for B.E/B.Tech admission and Paper 2 is for B.Arch/B.Plan admissions. The exam is held in multiple session and 2 shifts each day. The class 12th pass-out/appearing candidates are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2020. Check JEE Main 2020 syllabus, exam date, eligibility, preparation, books on this page below

JEE Main 2020

JEE Main 2020 first exam is in the month of January and then in the month of April. The number of candidates who appear for JEE Main is more than 11 lakhs every year. Check the important dates of JEE Main 2020 first attempt in the table below.

JEE Main January 2020 Important Dates
Application Form available from 1st week of Sep 2019
Last date to submit applications 4th week of Sep 2019
Last date to pay application fees 1st week of Oct 2019
Form correction dates 2nd week of Oct 2019
Release of Admit Card 3rd week of Dec 2019
JEE Main Exam date 2nd week of Jan 2020
Release of Answer Key 3rd week Jan 2020
Declaration of result 4th week of Jan 2020

Preparing for NTA JEE Main 2020 – Here what is important

The previous session’s AIR 1 holder, Shubham Srivastava took both the attempts in April and January. Here are a few tips from him:

  • Make a daily routine and stick to it like a ritual
  • Enjoy while you prepare
  • Try to take both the attempts, take the January exam as a practice exam and in April exam you can improve the scores. April exam seems to be easier if you have attempted the January attempt.
  • Be regular at school and coachings. gather as many study materials like notes, question papers, and books.
  • Refer to NCERT first, clear the concepts. JEE Main is all about it.

His routine: After school and coaching, he devoted 3-4 hours to self-study daily. He kept his routine flexible. He did not refer to too many books but he focused to get his concepts correct.

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

NTA has decided on a strict set of guidelines regarding the eligibility conditions for the JEE Main exam. The candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria in order to be considered qualified to appear for the JEE Main 2020 exam:

  • There is no age limit for the candidates to appear for the JEE Main exam.
  • Only candidates who have passed or are appearing in their class 12th or equivalent examination in the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 are allowed to sit in the exam.
  • The candidate must have studied at least 5 subjects in their class 12th or equivalent examination.

Course wise subject requirement:

  • B.E/B.Tech: Physics, and Mathematics (compulsory subjects) and anyone subject from Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
  • B.Arch/B.Plan: Mathematics (compulsory subject).
  • The candidate must secure at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective State Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks are 65% in the 12th class examination.

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus PDF Download

The syllabus of JEE Main 2020 is based on the syllabus of class 11 and class 12 science stream. The subjects that are covered in the exam particularly in paper 1 is Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. However, paper 2 the candidates have to prepare the topics from Aptitude, Mathematics, and Architectural Drawing.

The topics for JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for each subject in paper 1 is as follows:

Maths Physics Chemistry
Sets, Relations & Functions Physics & Measurement Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equation Kinematics States of Matter
Matrices & Determinants Laws of Motion Atomic Structure
Permutation & Combination Work, Energy & Power Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure
Mathematical Induction Rotational Motion Chemical Thermodynamics
Binomial Theorem Gravitation Solution
Sequencers & Series Properties 0f Solids and Liquids Equilibrium
Limit, Continuity & Differentiability Thermodynamics Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
Integral Calculus Kinetic Theory of Gases Chemical Kinetics
Differential Equations Oscillations & Waves Surface Chemistry
Coordinate Geometry Electrostatics Classifications of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Three Dimensional Geometry Current Electricity General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals
Vector Algebra Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism Hydrogen
Statistics & Probability Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents Block Elements
Trigonometry Electromagnetic Waves Block Elements (Other Groups)
Mathematical Reasoning Optics D- and -f Block Elements
Dual Nature of Nature and Radiation Coordination Compounds
Atoms and Nuclei Environmental Chemistry
Electronic Devices Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds
Communication System Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Hydrocarbons
Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Polymers
Biomolecules
Chemistry in Everyday Life
Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

The topics for JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for each subject in paper 2 is as follows:

Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)
Mathematics(Part 1) Same as paper 1 maths syllabus
Aptitude Test (Part 2) Awareness of places, persons, buildings and materials, Texture and objects related to Architecture and building environment, visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings, Visualising different sides of three Dimensional objects, Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal)
Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms, and elements, color texture, harmony, and contrast. Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3 D views of objects.
Drawing Test (Part 3) The candidates will be asked to draw any two items from a list of given things.
  • Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, ect.), landscape (river fronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life.
  • Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms.

Download the PDF files of the syllabus below:

List of Important books for JEE Main preparation

Check below the list of books for JEE Main 2019 Preparation subject wise:

For Mathematics

S.No Book Author
1 Algebra Arihant
2 Differential Calculus Arihant
3 Integral Calculus Arihant
4 Vector and 3D Geometry Arihant Prakashan
5 Higher Algebra Barnard and Child
6 40 + 16 Years Chapterwise Solutions – Mathematics for JEE (Main & Advanced) MTG Editorial Board
7 Maths XI & XII R.D. Sharma

For Physics

S.No Book Author
1 Problems in physics A. A Pinsky
2 Concepts of Physics Vol I and II H.C.Verma
3 Fundamentals of Physics Halliday, Resnick & Walker
4 Problems in General Physics I.E. Irodov
5 Aptitude Test Problems in Physics Krotov
6 A collection of questions and Problems in Physics L. A. Sena
7 Advance physics Nelkon and Parker
8 Feynman Lectures on Physics R. P. Feynman
9 Elements of Dynamics Part I & II S. L Loney
10 Dynamics of a Particle & of Rigid Bodies S.L. Loney
11 Physics Vols I & II Tipler
12 Problems in physics V. Zubov & V. Shalnov

For Chemistry

S.No Book Author
1 Organic Chemistry  Arihant Prakashan
2 Organic Chemistry Volume 1  I. L. Finar
3 Concept of Organic Chemistry  M. S. Chauhan
4 Organic Chemistry  O.P. Tandon
5 Organic Chemistry  Paula Bruice Yurkanis
6 Organic Chemistry  Peter Sykes
7 Organic Chemistry  Solomons
8 Organic Chemistry Morrison and Boyd

Books for Inorganic Chemistry:

S.No Book Author
1 Inorganic Chemistry  Arihant Prakashan
2 Inorganic Chemistry  J.D. Lee
3 Inorganic Chemistry  O.P. Tandon

Books for Physical Chemistry:

S.No Book Author
1 University Chemistry  Bruce H. Mahan
2 General Chemistry  Ebbing
3  IIT JEE Chemistry  O.P Agarwal
4 Physical Chemistry  O.P. Tandon
5 Physical Chemistry  P. Bahadur (For Reading Theory)
6 Numerical Chemistry  P.Bahadur (G.R.Bathla & Sons)
7 Physical Chemistry  P.W. Atkins

JEE Main 2020 Examination Pattern

The candidates can check below the exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 paper 1 and paper2:

  • Mode of Examination: Computer Based Test. However, part 3 (drawing section) of the Paper 2 exam is offline.
  • Duration of the exam: 03 hours.
  • Type of Questions: Objective Type / MCQ questions.
  • The medium of Question Papers: English and Hindi. However, for Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the questions are available in English, Hindi, and Gujarati.

Distribution of marks and question in Paper 1: B.E/B.Tech

Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120

Distribution of marks and question in Paper 2: B.Arch/B.Plan

Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Part 1: Mathematics 30 120
Part 2: Aptitude Test 50 200
Part 3: Drawing 02 70

Marking Scheme (Same for paper 1 and 2):

  • For every correct answer, 04 marks will be given.
  • Also, there shall be a negative marking of 01 marks for every incorrect answer.
  • No marks are deducted or awarded in case if the question is left unanswered.

JEE Main 2020 Application Form

The JEE Main Application form has to be filled by the candidates online on the official website jeemain.nic.in. The candidates who wish to apply for the Joint Entrance Examination must keep their scanned copies of photograph and signature ready. The candidates can follow the steps given below to fill the JEE Main 2020 Application Form:

  • Visit the official JEE Main 2020 website jeemain.nic.in
  • Register as a new candidate and fill in details such as State of Eligibility, State where class 12th/NIOS Centre is located, Identification ID type, Identification ID number, Candidates Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Enter the security pin Captcha and click on submit.
  • Complete the application form and review it before final submission.
  • Upload the images and press submit.
  • Make the necessary fee payment and download the confirmation page after the final payment has been made.

JEE Main 2020 Examination Fee: The application fee can be paid in the online mode only.

Exam General / OBC (NCL) SC/ST/ PwD/ Transgender and Females
Paper 1 OR 2 500/- 250/-
Paper 1 AND 2 900/- 450/-
Paper 1 OR 2 (Foreign students) 2000/- 1000/-
Paper 1 AND 2 (Foreign students) 3000/- 1500/-

JEE Main 2020 Application Form Correction

NTA understands that there can be mistakes in the application form and also there can be changes in the choice of the exam papers etc. after a candidate has submitted the application form. Therefore, they allow the candidates to make some changes in the application form via the application form correction window that opens for a specific duration of time.

The one-time correction window allows the candidates to make the necessary corrections only once. Once the changes are made the candidate can no longer edit the form nay further. Apart from the exam centers, the candidates can change all the details in the form in the application form correction window. Also, a certain extra amount is charged while making changes in a few fields of the application form.

List of exam centers for JEE Main 2020 exam

JEE Main 2020 exam is held in teh following tests cities:

State City
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar / Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Jorhat
Silchar (Assam)
Tezpur
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Anantapur
Bapatla
Bhimavaram
Chilara
Chittoor
Eluru
Guntur
Kadapa
Kakinada
Kurnool
Nellore
Ongole
Rajahmundry
Srikakulam
Tadepalligudem
Tirupathi
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Vizianagaram
Narasaraopet
Proddatur
Puttur
Surampalem
Tekkali
Bihar Aurangabad
Bhagalpur
Bihar sharif
Darbhanga
Gaya
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Purnia
Aarah
Chattisgarh Bhilai / Durg/ Bhilai Nagar
Bilaspur
Raipur
Chandigarh chandigarh / Mohali
Daman & Diu Daman
Diu
Delhi Delhi /New Delhi
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Anand
Bhavnagar
Gandhinagar
Godhra
Jamnagar
Junagarh
Mehsana
Patan
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Valsad
Himmatnagar
Vapi
Goa Panaji / Madgaon
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur
Dharamshala
Hamirpur
Kangra / Palampur
Shimla
Solan
Mandi
Una
Haryana Ambala
Bahadurgarh
Faridabad
Gurugram
Hissar
Karnal
Kurukshetra
Panipat
Sonipat
Yamunanagar
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City
Dhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Hazaribagh
Jammu & Kashmir Baramulla
Jammu
Samba
Srinagar
Karnataka Bagalkot
Belagavi (Belgaum)
Bellary
Bengaluru
Bidar
Davanagere
Dharwad
Gulbarga
Hassan
Hubli
Kolar
Mangalore
Mysore
Shimoga
Tumkur
Manipal /Udupi
Kerala Alappuzha / Chengannur
Ernakulam / Angamaly/ Muvattupuzha
Idukki
Kanjirappally
Kannur
Kasaragod
Kollam
Kothamangalam
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Mallapuram
Palakkad
Pathanamthitta
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Lakshadweep Kavaratti
Meghalaya Shillong
Manipur Imphal
Madhya Pradesh Balaghat
Betul
Bhopal
Chattarpur
Chhindwara
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Khargone
Mandsaur
Rewa
Sagar
Satna
Shahdol
Ujjain
Vidisha
Maharashtra Ahmednagar
Akola
Amravati
Aurangabad
Beed
Bhandara
Bhusawal
Buldhana
Chandrapur
Dhule
Gadchiroli
Gondia
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Latur
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nanded
Nashik
Navi Mumbai
Parbhani
Pune
Raigad
Ratnagiri
Sangli
Satara
Solapur
Thane
Wardha
Washim
Yavatmal
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Dimapur
Kohima
Odisha Angul
Balasore
Behrampur
Bhubaneshwar
Cuttack
Dhenkanal
Jeypore
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Jharsuguda
Rayagada
Punjab Amritsar
Bhatinda
Fatehgarh Sahib
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Pathankot
Patiala
Phagwara
Ropar
Sangrur
Puducherry Puducherry / Cuddalore
Rajasthan Ajmer
Alwar
Bharatpur
Bhilwara
bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Sriganganagar
Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tripura Agartala
Telangana Hyderabad
Karim Nagar
Khammam
Mahabubnagar
Nalgonda
Ranga Reddy
Warangal
Kodad
Nizamabad
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Dindigul
Kanchipuram
Kanyakumari / Nagercoil
Karur
Madurai
Namakkal
Salem
Thanjavur
Thoothukudi
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Tiruvallur
Tiruvannamalai
Vellore
Villupuram
Virudhunagar
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haldwani
Haridwar
Nainital
Pantnagar
Roorkee
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Bulandshahar
Faizabad
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
NOIDA /Greater NOIDA
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Mathura
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Sitapur
Varanasi
Gonda
West Bengal Asansol
Bardhaman
Darjeeling
Durgapur
Haldia
Hooghly
Howrah
Kalyani
Kharagpur
Kolkata
Siliguri
Outside India Bahrain
Colombo
Doha
Dubai
Kathmandu
Muscat
Riyadh
Sharjah
Singapore

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

The candidates who register for the JEE Main 2020 exam and whose forms have been accepted can download their admit card from the official website jeemain.nic.in using their application number and password.

The candidates have to carry a colored print of the admit card at the exam center with a valid photo ID proof. Note that, NTA does not allow the candidates to book a test date and time of their choice. The exam date and time are made available via the admit card itself and via no other mode. Therefore the candidates have to download their admit card and check all details in it and appear for the exam accordingly.

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key and Response sheet

Once the examination process is over, NTA uploads the JEE Main Question Paper and Answer Key on the official website. The candidates can download the Answer Key using their login Id and password. Since the exam is held in the online mode the response sheet of the candidates are also uploaded under the candidate’s login. The response sheet is uploaded before the answer key and soon after the answer keys are made available. candidates can check the answer they have marked in the exam from the response sheet and crosscheck the same using the answer key.

If the candidate feels that the answers in the keys are wrong they can challenge the answer key too. The challenge of answer key can only be done through the link available on the website against payment of Rs.1000/- per question, using credit/debit card/Net banking.

JEE Main 2020 Result

NTA prepares a final Answer Key after the challenge claims have been settled, and a result is prepared on the basis of this final answer key. The candidates can check the JEE Main 2020 Result from the official website using their login id and password.

Individual marks of each candidate in the JEE Main exam are calculated using the marking scheme and the final answer key. These Raw scores are then normalized to get the Percentile scores/NTA scores. The candidates are given final ranks based on their best NTA score in the January and April exam.

JEE Main 2020 Merit list

NTA prepares a combined merit list for the JEE Main 2020 exam from both the January and the April attempt of the exam. The candidates who appeared in both the exams, the best out of the two attempts are considered for the overall merit list and their All India Ranking on it.

The merit list is prepared to segregate the candidates on the basis of their All India Rank for admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. And the top rankers of the All India Rank become eligible for JEE Advanced exam, which is a secondary exam for admission in IITs.

Separate merit lists for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 are created, using different criteria. Candidates who score the highest NTA scores top the list, however in case two or more candidates score the exact same marks the following criteria is used for ranking:

JEE Main 2020 Paper Ranking Criteria
Paper 1 Candidates obtaining higher NTA score in Mathematics
Candidates obtaining higher NTA score in Physics
Candidates obtaining higher NTA score in Chemistry
Candidates older in age
Paper 2 Candidates obtaining a higher score in Mathematics in Paper-2
Candidates obtaining higher scores in Aptitude Test in Paper-2
Candidates obtaining higher scores in Drawing Test in Paper-2
Candidates older in age
In case a resolution is still not possible, candidates will be given the same rank

JEE Main 2020 April Exam Dates

The candidates are given 2 chances to appear in JEE Main every year. The candidates who think they score better than their first attempt in January month can appear for the April month exam. The important date of the JEE Main 2019 April exam is as follows:

JEE Main April 2020 Important Dates
Application Form available from 1st week of Feb 2020
Last date to submit applications 1st week of Mar 2020
Last date to pay application fees 1st week of Mar 2020
Form correction dates 2nd week of Mar 2020
Release of Admit Card 3rd week of Mar 2020
JEE Main Exam date 2nd week of Apr 2020
Release of Answer Key 3rd week of Apr 2020
Declaration of result 4th week of Apr 2020

What is NTA (National Testing Agency)?

The National Testing Agency(NTA) is a government recognized autonomous agency, formulated in the year 2017, for conducting entrance exams for higher education and fellowship in higher educational institutions. The agency functions to ensure fair and transparent entrance test proceedings.

NTA took over the entrance examinations previously conducted by CBSE, including JEE Main from the year 2019. NTA made a few substantial changes to the JEE Main examination, last year onward the exam is being conducted twice a year in the online mode only. And to familiarise the candidates with the online pattern, NTA also conducts mock tests free of charge at various Test Practice Centers across India.

JEE Main 2020 FAQs

Given below is a list of repeatedly asked FAQs for the JEE Main exam:

Ques. What is the difference between the JEE Main exam and the JEE Advanced exam?
Ans. The JEE Main exam is a preliminary examination conducted to test the knowledge and skill of a candidate and create a list of qualifying candidates for admission to various NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs and GFTIs. JEE Advanced exam, on the other hand, conducts the exam only for those candidates who qualify the JEE Main exam for admission to all the IIT institutions in India.

Ques. What should I prepare for the JEE Main 2020 exam?
Ans. The candidate must go through all the NCERT books for the subjects before investing their time in any other study materials. The candidate should also make a proper time table for studies devoting ample time to each subject. Solving previous year question papers also helps during the preparation process.

Ques. How many times can I give the JEE Main exam?
Ans. A candidate can attempt the JEE Main exam only three times, in the year they passed/ are appearing the class 12th exam and two more attempts in the consecutive years. However, if the candidate attempts both the January and April sessions for the JEE Main exam it will be considered as one attempt.

Ques. Will NTA conduct the JEE Main 2020 exam twice this year?
Ans. Yes, last year NTA conducted the JEE Main exam two times during the year in multiple session in the months of January and April. This year too is expected that the same pattern will be followed.

Ques. What will be the cutoff for JEE Main 2020 exam?
Ans. NTA will release the cutoff for the JEE Main 2020 exam along with the result. However, the candidates can have look at the pattern of cutoffs from the old cutoffs given in the table above.

Ques. Should I only study from the NCERT books for my JEE Main preparations, will that be sufficient to score high marks?
Ans. The JEE Main exam is mostly based on questions from the NCERT books. The candidates must read the NCERT books thoroughly before picking up other books for reading extra information. A maximum number of questions are taken up from the NCERT books, so the candidates are advised to read the syllabus books line by line and clear all their concepts before attempting the JEE Main exam.

Check JEE Main Information Brochure from Last Year, to know more detailsDownload Brochure 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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