JEE Main 2020

JEE Main 2020 Exam - Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Fees & Admit Card


JEE Main 2020 notification will be released by NTA (National Testing Agency) in the month of August 2019. This examination is going to be held two times in a year. Last year, around 9.5 lakh candidates appeared for the JEE Main exam.

NTA (National Testing Agency) has announced the JEE Main 2020 exam date for both January and April exam. As per the dates announced, the January exam will take place from January 06 to 11 and the registration for the same can be done from 2nd to 30th September 2019. The Official notification for JEE Main exam will be out by August 2019 end.

From 2019 onwards, JEE Main is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) twice a year. once in January and then the next on April 2020. Candidates can get admission to B.E/B.Tech and B. Arch courses offered by IIITs, NITs and other GFTIs (Government Funded Technical Institutes). You can view your exam centre, date and slot if you know all your JEE Main 2020 Login details, that are – Application Number, password and security pin. Get all the details of JEE Mains 2020 by scrolling down this page.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Date


As mentioned above, the NTA will be conducting JEE Main 2020 twice a year, i.e. once in January and then again in April 2020. So, it’s better to check the JEE mains 2020 Important dates for January and April separately for clarity. That’s why we have segregated the important dates for JEE in two parts – January and April. Check all the exam dates for both in the below-given tables.

JEE Main Exam Date 2020

EventJanuary SessionApril Session
Notification of JEE Main 2020August 2019January 2020
Application Forms Availability 2nd September 2019 7th February 2020
JEE Main 2020 Admit Card Availability6th December 201916th March 2020
JEE Main Exam Date 2020 (Paper 1 and Paper 2)6th January – 11 January 20203rd April – 9th April 2020
JEE Main 2020 Answer Key ReleaseJanuary 2020April 2020
JEE Main 2020 Result Declaration31st January 202030th April 2020
Top 2,24,000 Candidates announcementMarch 2020May 2020
JEE Main 2020 All India Ranks DeclarationMarch 2020May 2020

JEE Main Exam Shift & Timings


The JEE main 2020 exam will be held in two shifts – Morning shift and Afternoon Shift. The detailed shift timings are given below:

Examination ShiftMorning ShiftAfternoon Shift
Timing9:30 AM to 12:30 PM2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Duration3 Hours3 Hours
Entry timing in Exam Centre7:30 AM to 8:30 AM12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Exam Hall entry timing8:45 AM to 9 AM1:45 PM to 2 PM

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020

Qualifying Exam 

Candidates should have passed 12th standard (or equivalent) in 2018 or 2019 or must be appearing in the year 2020. 

Qualifying Marks – 12th Standard 

There is no pass percentage set by the authorities to appear for JEE Main 2020. The candidates should have passed their 12th standard examination.  

Qualifying Examination Subjects 

Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical Vocational Subject/Language and other subjects.  

Marks Required for Admission into IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs 

You must have scored a minimum of 75% marks or should be in the top 20 percentile of your respective board. Candidates belonging to SC/ST category require 65% marks. 

JEE Main Paper II Criteria


For admission to architecture course, one must have passed 10+2 (or equivalent) examination with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and an aggregate of 50% marks in the qualifying examination. Diploma holders are not eligible for the entrance exam. 


For Exam Centres in India
Paper(s) NameJEE Mains 2020 Application Fee
 General/OBCSC/ST/PwD/Transgender
JEE Mains paper I (B.E/B.Tech) JEE Mains Paper II (B.Arch/B.Planning) onlyRs 500 (Boys)Rs 250 (Girls)Rs 250 (Boys)Rs 250 (Girls)
Both papers of JEE Mains 2020Rs 900 (Boys)Rs 450 (Girls)Rs 450 (Boys)Rs 450 (Girls)

For Exam Centres in Foreign Countries
Paper(s) NameJEE Mains 2020 Application Fee
 General/OBCSC/ST/PwD/Transgender
JEE Mains paper I (B.E/B.Tech) JEE Mains Paper II (B.Arch/B.Planning) onlyRs. 2000 (Boys)Rs. 1000 (Girls)Rs. 1000 (Boys)Rs. 1000 (Girls)
Both papers of JEE Mains 2020Rs. 3000 (Boys)Rs. 1500 (Girls)Rs. 1500 (Boys)Rs. 1500 (Girls)

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020

  •  JEE Main 2020 exam has two sections – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Each section is three hours long.


  •  Paper 1 is for candidates seeking admissions to BTech programmes at IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs.


  •  Paper 2 is for the aspirants seeking admissions to BArch programmes at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs.


  •  JEE Main Paper 1 will be completely online while Paper 2 will be held in online as well as offline mode


  •  The examination will be held for two papers - Paper I (for B.E/B.Tech) and Paper II (for B.Arch./B. Planning). The detailed JEE Main exam pattern for the Paper I and II is shared below:


  • Exam ParticularsPaper IPaper II
    Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)Online (Mathematics and Aptitude) & Offline (Drawing Test)
    Type of questions (Paper I)Objective type questionsMathematics and aptitude – Objective typeDrawing test - Subjective
    Name of the subjectsPhysics, Chemistry, and MathematicsMathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test
    Maximum marks360 marks390 marks
    Marking Scheme4 marks for each correct response. 1 mark will be deducted for every response4 marks for each correct response. 1 mark will be deducted for every response

    JEE Main Paper I Pattern
    Name of the SubjectNumber of questionsMarks
    Physics30120
    Chemistry30120
    Maths30120
    Total90360

    JEE Main Paper II Pattern
    Name of the SubjectNumber of questionsMarks
    Maths30120
    Aptitude Test50200
    Drawing Test270
    Total82390

    JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for Paper I

    Physics – Section A 

    ThermodynamicsLaws of motionWork, Energy, and powerCurrent Electricity
    Rotational motionUnits and measurementElectronic devicesProperties of solids and liquids
    Kinetic theory of gasesOscillations and wavesElectromagnetic induction and alternating currentsOptics
    KinematicsElectrostaticsGravitationWork
    Electromagnetic WavesMagnetic Effects of Current and MagnetismDual Nature of MatterAtoms and Nuclei
    Communication Systems   

    Physics – Section B 

    Experimental Skills (Familiarity with the basic approach and observations of experiments)

    Chemistry

    Physical Chemistry

    Some basic concepts in chemistryEquilibriumChemical thermodynamics
    Atomic structureStates of matterChemical kinetics
    Chemical Bonding and Molecular StructureSolutionsRedox Reactions and Electrochemistry
    Surface Chemistry  

    Inorganic Chemistry 

    Classification of elements and periodicity in propertiesD – and f – block elementsS-Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)
    HydrogenCo-ordination compoundsEnvironmental chemistry
    General Principles and processes of Isolation of MetalsP-Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements 

    Organic Chemistry 

    Purification and characterization of organic compoundsOrganic compounds containing oxygenOrganic compounds containing halogensOrganic compounds containing nitrogenHydrocarbons
    Some basic principles of organic chemistryChemistry in everyday lifeBiomoleculesPolymersPrinciples related to Practical Chemistry
    Chemistry in everyday life    

    Mathematics

    Sets, Relations, and functionsSequences and seriesMathematical inductionIntegral calculus
    Statistics and probabilityBinomial theorem and its simple applicationsMatrices and determinantsVector algebra
    Mathematical reasoningComplex numbers and quadratic equationsTrigonometryPermutations and combinations
    Limit, Continuity, and DifferentiabilityCoordinate GeometryDifferential EquationsThree-Dimensional Geometry

    JEE Main 2020 Syllabus Paper II Part I


    Awareness of persons, places, buildings, materialsAnalytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal)Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawingsVisualizing

    Part II
    Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objectsColour textureBuilding forms and elementsharmony and contrast
    SubtractionTransformation of forms both 2D and 3D unionRotationCreating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms

    JEE Main 2020 Result


    The JEE Main Result 2020 for January exam will be declared by the National Testing Agency on 31st January 2020. The JEE Main 2020 April’s exam will be announced on 30th April 2020. You can easily obtain your JEE Main Result/Scorecard on the official website. To check the result, you will need certain login credentials like JEE Mains 2020 Roll number and Date of Birth. This year, the NTA will use the process of normalization for determining the results for eligible candidates. 

    JEE Main 2020 Slot Booking


    The slot booking feature for JEE Main allows you to choose the preferable date and time for the exam. However, this feature can be utilized only by those candidates who are taking up the online examination. This feature works on a first come first serve basis and there is no compulsion to book a slot. 

    JEE Main Cut off 2020


    JEE Main Cut off 2020 will be released along with the result in the first week of February 2019. You can check your JEE Mains 2019 cutoff by logging into the result portal online by entering application number and password. The cut off for JEE Main will be declared category-wise. The cut off can only be checked once the result are declared.

  • The cutoff of JEE Main 2020 will depend on certain factors; some important ones are listed below:

  • Total number of candidates appearing in the exam

  • Total available seats

  •  Total applications received for the programme which a candidate seeking admission for

  • Difficulty level of the exam

  • Admission Category

  • Below given is the cut off for the year 2018 to help you estimate the cut off pattern for JEE Mains:

    CategoryMaximum marksMinimum MarksQualified
    Common Rank List35074111275
    OBC-NCL734565313
    SC732934425
    ST732417256
    PwD73-352755
    Total--231024

    What to Conclude?

    As JEE Main 2020 is the gateway to the top engineering institutes of India, one must put all the efforts and hard work to achieve success. There are many ups and downs while preparing for such competitive examinations, but it is you who should have complete faith in yourself and your preparation. Just do your research well, take proper breaks and solve a lot of JEE Main Online Mock Test and JEE Main Online Practice Test.

    Stay tuned for more updates on JEE Main 2020 latest news. 

    All the Best!