Documents Required At JEE Main Exam Centre

by Asmita Kundu, September 23, 2020

Documents Required For JEE Main 2020

This year's JEE Main exam (January session) was conducted from January 6, 2020, to January 9, 2020, by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Later the April session exam took place from September 1 to September 6, 2020. The April session exam got postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The candidates who qualify the prelims can download the instructions released by NTA along with the admit card. 

If you are a JEE Main aspirant, one question might come to your mind that what documents are required for the JEE Main exam hall. The following article aims at providing detailed information regarding the documents required at the JEE Main exam centre. 

What documents are required for the JEE Main Exam Hall?

NTA had released a JEE Main Information Bulletin along with the admit card. Documents required for JEE Main 2020 are as follows:

1)  JEE Main Admit Card 

  • A printed copy of admit card of JEE Main

  • The printed admit card is treated as the entry ticket to the exam centre and hall

  • You can download the admit card from NTA’s website ( or JEE Mains website

  • It is the token which confirms your details and approves you to sit for the national level exam

2) Authorised Photo IDs

  • Any government-approved photo ID must be carried by you.

  • The IDs which are accepted in the examination hall are PAN Card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Aadhar Card (with photo)/Aadhar Enrolment No. /Ration Card. 

  • You have to be sure that the IDs are original, valid and non-expired.

3) Passport Size Photo

  • One of the most important documents required at JEE Main exam centre is passport size photo.

  • The photo must be similar to that uploaded on JEE Main Online Application Form.

  • During the exam, you have to paste the photo on the specific space in the attendance sheet at the centre.

4) PwD certificate

  • If you are a PwD candidate and claiming relaxation under the same, then you have to produce a valid certificate. 

  • The above-mentioned certificate must be issued by the competent authority.

What are the items prohibited in the Exam Centre?

Apart from the documents required for JEE Main 2020, you should also remember the items prohibited in the exam centre. The following items are prohibited in the exam centre:

  • Instrument/Geometry/Pencil box, Handbag, Purse, any kind of paper/Stationary/Textual material (printed or written material).

  • Eatables and water (loose or packed)

  • Mobile phone/Earphone/Microphone/Pager, Calculator, Docupen/slide rules, Log tables, Camera, Tape recorder, to wear/carry any type of watch including electronic, watches with facilities of calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets/devices 

  • You will be provided with sheets for rough work and hence NTA does not allow any type of paper inside the exam hall.

  • You will be provided with all the required stationery such as Blue/Black pen at the exam centre only. Thus you need not carry them also and those are not allowed either.

Some Extra Points to Remember

  1. NTA will not be responsible for any possessions stolen or lost at the exam premises.

  2. If you possess any of the above-mentioned items, your candidature will be treated as unfair means and your current examination will be cancelled and you will also be debarred for future examination(s) and your equipment will be seized. 

We hope that the above article is probably enough for your query regarding what documents are required for the JEE Main Exam Hall. You should take a note of all the documents required for JEE Main 2020. It is not always possible to remember everything on the exam day. Hence, you are suggested to arrange all the documents required at JEE Main exam centre one day before the exam so that you can go for the exam without any hassle.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. When was the JEE Mains 2020 (January Session) held?

Ans: JEE Main exam 2020 (January session) was conducted from January 6, 2020, to January 9, 2020, by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

2. What are the other instructions on the day of the Exam?

Ans: Apart from the above-mentioned important instructions, there are some instructions which must be remembered by you on the day of the exam. Those are as follows:

  • You should report at the centre at least two hours before the commencement of the exam to complete the frisking and registration formalities well in advance.

  • You are not allowed to enter the exam centre after 8:30 am in the first shift and after 1:30 pm in the second shift.

  • You should read the instructions written on the admit card carefully and follow them at the time of the exam.

  • You are advised to check and occupy your seat immediately after the opening of the exam hall.

  • If you fail to report by the time mentioned due to some unavoidable circumstances you are likely to miss some of the general instructions. 

  • You should sign the attendance sheet in front of the invigilator.

3. Which agency conducts the JEE Mains Exam?

Ans: JEE Main exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Documents Required At JEE Main Exam Centre