5 Reasons Why You Should Attempt JEE Main 2020 Second Session

by Sagar Mankar, April 28, 2020

The announcement of conducting JEE Main twice a year by NTA was appreciated by most of the students. The quality of preparation for entrance exams like JEE Main decides a student’s future. It may happen that you don’t perform as per your expectations in the first attempt. In view of that, the JEE Main 2020 Second Session not only gives you a second chance to prove yourself and score better but also lets you take JEE Advanced with much more confidence. Earlier, a candidate could attempt JEE Main once a year and the total number of attempts of JEE Main was limited to three.

With this new rule, you can attempt JEE Main six times in three consecutive years. So, chances of attempting and qualifying JEE Main are doubled, giving you a greater opportunity to succeed with flying colours.

Here are 5 compelling reasons why you should attempt JEE Main 2020 Second Session:

No Need to Worry about your Class 12 Board Exams

As Class 12 board exams are over by this time, you can focus towards your preparation for JEE Main. Further, a major segment of preparation is already in place after the board exam as the syllabus of JEE Main is quite similar to the board examination syllabus. When you are done with your board exams, the stress of one examination will be lifted and focusing on another one will become a much simpler task. 

You are Already Aware of the Exam Pattern and Difficulty Level 

Once the January session of JEE Main examination has already been completed, information about the exam pattern, level of difficulty and types of questions are known to you through various sources. This will help you gain familiarity with the examination process. Knowing all examination related aspects in detail can help you improvise on your exam preparation and target the specific areas where your preparation lacks.  


Knowing your mistakes and weaknesses is always a boon when you want to crack JEE Main. Before you make a second attempt, knowing about the exam will help you in self-evaluation regarding your subject knowledge, retention efficiency and time management. You will truly be able to figure on the actual reasons for your shortcomings in the January exam and make amends to crack it in the next attempt. 


You Can Score Better Marks

The aspiration of scoring better marks in the second attempt of JEE (Mains) 2020 is an obvious reason to justify your decision to retake it. As discussed earlier, the second attempt for JEE Mains 2020 is a great opportunity to rectify the mistakes done in the first attempt. JEE Main 2020 Second Session was scheduled to be held in May. Due to the outbreak of coronavirus and the lockdown situation in the country, the second attempt of JEE Main has been postponed. There has been no official news on the date of the examination and candidates are requested to keep visiting the official website: https://jeemain.nta.nic.in. Also, candidates must stay away from the fake news related to exam dates or any information regarding the examination. 


When you have already prepared for the January session and have already taken board exams, it becomes an easier job to prepare for the same exam again. A slight improvement in the next attempt will enhance your chances of getting into better colleges. You will feel more confident and hence you can score better the next time. 


Even if you perform slightly better than your January attempt, your scores will be higher and that will be counted for your JEE Main rank. More marks increase the chances of getting seats in the best IITs or NITs in India. So, believe in yourself, push your limits and stay assured that your efforts will never go in vain. 

A Fair Idea of Cutoff Marks 

One of the advantages of attempting the JEE Main 2020 Second session is that the candidates will be able to predict the qualifying cutoff marks based on the qualifying cutoff marks in the January session. This becomes possible because the set of students appearing in a particular year’s exam are more or less the same. So, the cutoff for qualifying marks can be predicted which would allow the candidates to have the upper hand in the preparation of JEE Advanced. 

Easy access to exam analysis and answer keys released for the past exam

Another important reason why you should attempt JEE Main 2020 Second Exam is the availability of the examination analysis and the answer keys to the questions asked in the previous exams. The examination analysis and answer key released by various educational institutes and websites will help you to modify your preparation process and prepare better.  Exam analysis presents the topic-wise weightage and trend of concepts covered in the question paper. You can use the available answer keys to solve the JEE Main 2020 January session question papers.

Get all the updates related to JEE on Vedantu’s site and put your best foot forward for the second attempt of JEE Main 2020. 

5 Reasons Why You Should Attempt JEE Main 2020 Second Session