From 2019 onwards, JEE Main is conducted twice a year. Earlier, students were allowed to take the exam only three times. Now that the exam itself is being conducted twice a year, students are allowed to take the exam 6 times - two attempts per year. There is a limit on the number of years you can attempt in. That limit remains 3.
JEE main rank declaration will only be made after the second round of the exam. So even though the JEE 2020 January exam has been completed, you have to wait for the second round to get over. After you take the second round of the exam, your best results among the two will be judged to assign you a rank.
Now that you know that the JEE main rank date will be announced after the second leg of the exam, you naturally would want to know when the second round of exam will begin. JEE Main will be conducted from 5th to 11th April 2020. The result for the April round will be declared on 30th April. It is on 30th April that the JEE main rank declaration will happen.
As of now, you can check the JEE Main Jan 2020 result as a percentile.
In order to see the JEE Main 2020 (January) result, you have to visit the JEE website and click the JEE Main January 2020 Results link from the left-hand side menu. You will need your application number and date of birth to log in and view the result. You will only be able to see the NTA scores and percentile based on the scores. JEE main 2020 rank will be declared after the April round.
If you have already applied for the January 2020 JEE Main exam, you do not need to freshly register for the April round of JEE Main. You can log in with your existing credentials. This will save time and will make your experience hassle-free.
If you did not take the January round of JEE Main 2020, you can still apply for the April round. For students who make two attempts in a year, the better of the two attempts will be considered for rank determination. As for the students who have made a single attempt, their results from the corresponding attempts will be judged.
You can apply for the JEE Main, April 2020 session now. The online application acceptance has started from 7th February and it will continue till 6th March. You can download the admit card from 20th March onwards. After the April exam, you can expect the release of JEE main rank 2020
The marking scheme remains the same for the JEE Main, April 2020. You will be awarded 4 marks for each correct answer and you will lose 1 mark for each incorrect answer. However, you will not fall prey to negative marking if you leave the question unattended.
JEE main rank declaration is particularly important because this rank will decide if you will be able to sit for the JEE Advanced and get into the coveted IIT. As of 2019, the top 2 lakh 30 thousand candidates who pass the JEE Main exam will only be able to take the JEE Advanced.
JEE Advanced is obviously important as it opens the door to IIT. However, JEE Main, too, is useful. If you crack the JEE main, you can get into NITs, IIITs (Not to be confused with IITs), and other top-notch institutes. So even if you fail to qualify in JEE Advanced but have qualified in JEE Main your career prospect is bright.
JEE Main has Thrown Up Some Surprises
The number of questions has been reduced to 75 from the earlier set 90.
When the number of questions is reduced, the difficulty level is increased.
Introduction of Numerical Value questions.
NVT questions will have no negative marking
Fully computer-based. You will not be allowed to use the pen-paper answering method.
Surprises will be there. Changes, as we know, have always been the only constant. But if you study strategically, you will definitely come out with flying colours.
JEE main rank declaration is all set to happen on 30th April. The rank will decide if you will be able to qualify for JEE Advanced. However, always remember even if you fail to qualify for JEE Advanced, there will be ample opportunities for you if you just crack the JEE Mains. There is a world beyond IITs. Study hard and smart. Do what all you can do and leave the rest to the universe. Best of luck for your upcoming exam!