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Introduction to JEE Main 2020

  • JEE Main 2020 application form correction for January session has been started from 14th October. Candidates can fill application via online mode. Stay tuned with SarvGyan for fastest updates. Image correction in application form has been started. NTA introduced new changes in JEE Mains exam pattern. NTA will organize the examination from 6th to 11th January 2020 for January session. National Testing Agency (NTA) organizes it twice in a year – January & April sessions.

National Testing Agency (NTA) has been developed as a premier, autonomous, specialist and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission in top educational institutions.

Frequency: The exam is conducted twice a year in January and April.

Exam Paper: The examination will be conducted in two individual papers i.e. Paper I - Engineering (BE/ B.Tech) Paper-II - Architecture (B.Arch/ B.Plan).

Counselling Process: Joint Seat Allocation Authority has the authority to conduct the counselling process for the participating institutes.

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Following table shows the overview highlights for JEE Main 2020.
Exam Name Joint Entrance Examination Main
Acronym JEE Main
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level National
Category Undergraduate
Frequency Twice a Year (January & April)
Exam Date (January) January 6, 2020 to January 11, 2020
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) & Offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) only for (Drawing)
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), Drawing
Duration 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes
Marking Scheme +4 mark for the Correct Answers -1 Mark for Wrong Answers
Medium English, Hindi, and Gujarati
Official Website https://jeemain.nta.nic.in
Helpline Number 8409994682

JEE Main 2020 New Changes Introduced

Candidates can check the new changes below introduced in JEE Mains 2020 test:

From the year 2020, the exam will be conducted separately for BE/B.Tech, B.Arch & Planning courses. Candidates can appear for all the courses or separately.

Apppcation Fee has been increased as compared to last year. It can be paid through onpne mode.

Changes in Exam pattern: New changes have been introduced in the exam pattern of JEE Main 2020. The number of questions in the exam paper has been decreased to 25 questions (per subject) on comparison to last year (30 questions). Also, besides the MCQs in the paper there will be questions whose answers are to be filled as numerical values.

From this year, the paper pattern of B.Plan has been separately introduced in JEE Main.

From 2019 onwards, National Testing Agency (NTA) is given the responsibipty to conduct the entrance exams of JEE Main.

NTA JEE Main 2020 will be conducted twice every year in the months of January & April in onpne CBT mode.

The age pmit to apply for JEE Mains has been removed. Now candidates fulfilpng the epgibipty criterion can apply for the exam irrespective of their age.

For JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Plan), it is mandatory for the candidates to have Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry subjects.

Aadhar card is not mandatory to apply for JEE Mains 2020 entrance exams.

Candidates appearing among the top 2,45,000 quapfied students will be epgible to appear for JEE Advanced.

NTA has set up more than 3400 Practice centers in the country for the preparation of the students.

Diabetic students can take water bottle, fruits and sugar tablets inside the exam center.

JEE Mains 2020 Exam Dates:

Below we have provided all the official JEE Main Dates for various events taking place in the January session and April session:

Events Dates 2020
Notification release August 2019
Release of Application Form 3rd September 2019
Image correction started 13th September 2019
Last date to submit the application form 10th October 2019 (Extended)
Last date of fee submission & image uploading 11th October 2019
Application correction window 14th – 20th October 2019
Availability of Admit card 6th December 2019
JEE Main 2020 Exam 6th – 11th January 2020
Declaration of Results 31st January 2020

April Session 2020:

Events Dates 2020
Release of Online Application 7th February 2020
Image correction window opens In the month of February 2020
Availability of mock test In the month of February 2020
Last date to submit application 7th March 2020
Last date of fee submission & image uploading 2nd week of March 2020
Downloading of Admit card 16th March 2020
JEE Mains 2020 Exam 3rd – 9th April 2020
Announcement of Result 30th April 2020
Syllabus JEE Main 2020 Public Notice January JEE Main 2020

Engineering Education

Engineering is the discipline and profession that applies scientific theories, mathematical methods, and empirical evidence to design, create, and analyze technological solutions cognizant of safety, human factors, physical laws, regulations, practicality, and cost. In the contemporary era, engineering is generally considered to consist of the major primary branches of chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.There are numerous other engineering sub disciplines and interdisciplinary subjects that may or may not be part of these major engineering branches.


JEE Main 2019 Result, Answer Key and Score Card

  • NTA will release the result at www.nta.ac.in
  • Top 2,24,000 candidates need to register for JEE Advanced.
  • JEE Main Scorecard will be made available for the qualified candidates after the declaration of result.
  • JEE Main results will be released in the form of scorecard and rank 
Event January Session April Session
JEE Main Result for Paper 1 January 19, 2019 April 30, 2019
JEE Main Result for Paper 2 January 31, 2019 May 15, 2019
Answer Keys display and Challenge Acceptance February 2019 May 2019
AIR Declaration February 2019 May 2019

JEE Main 2019 Counselling Dates

  • JoSSA will hold JEE Main Counselling for admissions to NITs, IIITs and IITs.
  • Two additional rounds will be conducted by CSAB for the remaining seats in Union Territories, North-Eastern regions, and 17 participating SFTIs.

The expected counselling schedule for JoSAA is discussed in the table given below:

Event Date (Tentative)
Joint Apex Board declares JEE Main 2019 Ranks 4th week of April 2019
Start of candidates registration and choice fill-in of academic programmes 2nd week of June 2019
Display of mock seat allocation – 1 (based on choice filling) 2nd week of June 2019
Display of mock seat allocation - 2 (based on choice filling) 3rd week of June 2019
End of candidates’ registration and fill-in choices of academic programs 4th week of June 2019
Data reconciliation, seat allocation, verification and validation 4th week of June 2019
First round of seat allotment 4th week of June 2019
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (1st round) 4th week of June 2019
Display of seat availability status 1st week of July 2019
Second round of seat allotment  -
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (2nd round) 1st week of July 2019
Display of seat availability status 1st week of July 2019
Third round of seat allotment  -
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (3rd round) 2nd week of July 2019
Display of seat availability status 2nd week of July 2019
Fourth round of seat allotment  -
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (4th round) 2nd week of July 2019
Display of seat availability status 2nd week of July 2019
Fifth round of seat allotment  -
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (5th round) 2nd week of July 2019
Display of seat availability status 2nd week of July 2019
Sixth round of seat allotment  -
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (6th round; Last round for withdrawal) 3rd week of July 2019
Display of seat availability status 3rd week of July 2019
Seventh round of seat allotment  -
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (7th round) 3rd week of July 2019

About JEE 2019

JEE Main 2019 - NTA has released the application form of JEE Main 2019 April session on February 8. The candidates will have to complete the application process till March 7, 2019. However, uploading of images and payment of application fee can be done till March 8. Those candidates who appeared for the January session can fill the application form using their respective credentials. JEE Main 2019 April session will be conducted between April 7 to 20. The entrance examination is being held completely in computer based mode. Registered candidates will be able to access the admit card from March 20, 2019. The authorities will release the result of JEE Main 2019 April session on April 30 (Paper 1) and May 15 (Paper 2). The rank list will also be announced after the April session concludes. Previously, the January session of JEE Main 2019 was held from January 8 to 12. Registrations for the January session had commenced from September 1 and was open till October 1. The result of JEE Main 2019 January Paper I was announced on January 19 while the Paper 2 result was released on January 31. As per the official notification, a total of 9,29,198 candidates had registered for Paper-I and 1,80,052 candidates had registered for Paper- 2 of January session. According to the reports of NTA, 21791 candidates had registered for the examination at 17 centres in 15 cities in the North Eastern States, while 7551 Candidates at 09 centres in 04 cities in Jammu & Kashmir. Moreover, about 180,052 candidates had appeared for Test at 390 centres (inclusive of 6 centres abroad). Read the complete article to know all about JEE Main 2019.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2019

  1. JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Age: All candidates (General Category) born on or after 1st of October 1994 are eligible for JEE Mains 2019. For SC, ST and PwD candidates, the age limit has been relaxed and should have born on or after 1st of October 1989 for being eligible.
  2. JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for total Attempts: The students can avail a maximum of three consecutive attempts for JEE Mains and two consecutive attempts for JEE Advanced. The first attempt is taken soon after 12th board exams followed by the other attempts in consecutive years.

JEE Main Eligibility Marks

There are no minimum marks required for JEE Main in class 12th board exams. However, the appearing candidates have to secure at least the passing marks in their respective qualifying examinations.

  1. For general category candidates: The students must have secured a minimum of 75% marks in their class 12th board exams or they must rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examination for getting admissions in IITs, NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs.
  2. For reserved category candidates: A minimum of 65% marks are required for getting admissions in different undergraduate courses offered at IITs, NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Subjects and Year of Passing

  1. Eligibility Criteria for Subjects in the Qualifying Exam: It is mandatory for all students appearing for JEE Mains that they must have pursued at least 5 subjects with Physics and Maths as their core subjects in their qualifying examinations. Students who have studied less than 5 subjects in their qualifying exam are not eligible for JEE Main.
  2. Eligibility Criteria for Year of passing: Students who have passed their 12th class examination or other equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 or 2018 are eligible for appearing in JEE Mains 2019. Students currently appearing for their class 12th examination or other equivalent qualifying examination are also eligible, provided their result should be declared before 15th of June 2018.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria for Droppers

As per the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2019, the students are allowed to appear for the Mains exam in three consecutive years. The 1st attempt is taken soon after the board exams and the remaining two attempts can be taken in the upcoming consecutive years. Here we have provided the detailed information on JEE Main eligibility criteria for droppers. The students are advised to read the below-mentioned eligibility criteria to avoid rejection of the Application forms.

  1. The applicant (General Category) should have born on or after 1st of October 1994 and1st of October 1989 for ST, SC, and PwD candidates.
  2. Must have completed class 12th board exams or other equivalent exams in 2018 or 2017.
  3. Minimum of Five subjects opted in class 12 board exams with Maths and Physics as compulsory subjects.
  4. The candidates aspiring for IIITs, NITs, and GFTIs must have secured 75% or more (65% for For ST, SC, and Pwd Candidates) in class 12th board exams (other equivalent exams) or within the top 20 percentile of their respective boards.

If the applicant fulfils all of the above mentioned JEE Main eligibility criteria for droppers except the eligibility criteria for admissions to IIITs. NITs, and GFTIs, then the candidate can appear for the improvement exam.

  1. If the improvement exam is taken for all the subjects the percentage marks secured in the improvement exam will be considered in the final results.
  2. If the improvement exam is taken for particular subjects (not all) the percentage marks scored in the original passing year will be considered.

JEE Main eligibility criteria for droppers and class 12th candidates has to be fulfilled by all the engineering aspirants. JEE Main is also an eligibility test for students aspiring for JEE Advanced. The top 2,24,000 candidates qualifying Mains will be allowed to appear for the Advanced exam.

JEE Main 2019: Everything You Need To Know

Name of the Exam Joint Entrance Examination – Main (JEE Main)
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Category of Examination Undergraduate Exam
Courses BE / B.Tech, B.Arch/ B.Plan
Other Purpose of the Exam Stage 1 for Admission to IIT

Qualifying Exam for JEE Advanced

Level National Level
Exam Mode Computer Based Test
Periodicity Twice a Year (January and April)
Mode of Application Online
Exam Duration 3 hours
Maximum Marks 360
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Negative Marking 1 mark for wrong answer
Official Website nta.ac.in

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