JEE Main 2020 is scheduled to be held from January 6 to 11 in computer-based mode in two exam shifts. Candidates have to appear in the JEE Main as per the allotted exam slots and dates. The admit card for JEE Main 2020 January session will be released on December 6, 2019. Only those candidates who have submitted JEE Main 2020 application between September 3 and October 10 can download the admit card by entering their application number and date of birth. This year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct JEE Main for three papers – BE/ BTechBPlanand BArch. The NTA has also released JEE Main 2020 sample paper for numerical value section on November 7, 2019.

What is JEE Main?

Joint Entrance Examination – Main or commonly known as JEE Main is a national level entrance exam conducted by NTA to offer admissions to BE/BTech, BPlan and BArch courses at the IIITsNITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) across the country. JEE Main is also the qualifying test for appearing in JEE Advanced, the entrance exam for admissions to undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs in India. Only the top 2.5 lakh score holders in JEE Main 2020 will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced.

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JEE Main 2020 Highlights

Exam NameJoint Entrance Exam
Exam FrequencyTwice a year
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Duration3 hours
Test Takers11,47,125
Accepting Colleges
Official Website

Major changes in JEE Main 2020

  • JEE Main 2020 application fee is increased as compared to last year. The payment could be done in online mode only
  • From this year onwards, BArch and BPlan will be separate papers. There are three papers in total – BE/BTech, BArch and BPlan
  • The number of exam cities has been reduced from 264 to 233 in India
  • Major changes are introduced in JEE Main 2020 exam pattern. The total number of questions have decreased as compared to last year.
  • This year, there will be numerical based questions for the exam
  • The BArch and BPlan questions are differentiated by introducing new questions for BPlan students
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JEE Main 2020 Important Dates & Events

Below are the important dates of JEE Main 2020 for January and April session:

JEE Main 2020 – January Session Dates

 EventsDatesSalient Features
Application form availabilitySeptember 3, 2019Registration was online. This year there were many changes in the application process, fee payment, fee structure etc.
Last date to apply for JEE Main 2020October 10, 2019Earlier, the last date to apply for JEE Main 2020 exam was September 30. Registration was extended by 10 days. This year the registrations have declined 9.41 lakhs to 9.34 lakhs.  Check details here
Registration for test practice centresAugust 10 to December 29, 2019JEE Main 2020 mock tests available online. Candidates can also check also take JEE Main mock tests from Shiksha and analyze the level of preparation.
Payment of application fee, uploading of signature and photographOctober 11, 2019Fees increased for all the categories (General/OBC/ST/SC/EWS) and payment mode was online. No offline mode modes were available this year.
Image correction window available onlineSeptember 12, 2019Photo correction facility was available on the official website. In this window, candidates could correct their photograph and signature.
Application form correction windowOctober 14 to 20, 2019Application correction is a one-time process. Candidates who wanted to correct mistakes in the application form were able to rectify the data during this facility. All the details except the exam cities in the filled-in JEE Main application form could be modified.
Issuance of admit cardDecember 6, 2019To be available online for download from JEE Mains NTA website. Along with the admit card candidates must carry any one of the photo identity proof.
JEE Main 2020 examJanuary 6 to 11, 2020

The exam is conducted in two shifts for 8 slots

  • Shift 1 – 9:30 am to 12 :30 pm
  • Shift 2 – 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Release of response sheet and question paperThird week of January 2020Candidates can download their recorded responses marked in the OMR sheet.
Answer key release dateThird week of January 2020NTA will publish (BTech/BArch/BPlan) the answer keys each question paper on the official website of the exam. If any candidate wants to challenge the answer keys they can do so by paying Rs. 1000 per question.
Declaration of result for January sessionJanuary 31, 2020Result and scorecard can be downloaded from its official website. Last year, the result was declared 12 days before the release date.

JEE Main 2020 – April Session Dates

Application form availabilityFebruary 7, 2020
Last date to apply for JEE Main 2020March 7, 2020
Application form correction for (except the choice of cities)Second week of March
Issue of admit cardMarch 16, 2020
JEE Main April 2020 examApril 3 to 19, 2020
Release date of answer key and recorded responsesSecond week of April
Release of answer keyLast week of April: Paper 1
Second week of May: Paper 2 & 3
Declaration of resultApril 30, 2020
Announcement of NTA scoreThird week of May

JEE Main Registration Statistics

Below are the previous years’ registration statistics. This year the JEE Main 2020 registration is 9.34 lakh. In 2019, the registration was 9,58,619 for April session and 9,29,198 for January session. Candidates can check the number of JEE Main registrations over the last 6 years. 

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

The NTA will release JEE Main 2020 admit card on December 6. Admit card for April session will be released on March 16. Registered candidates can download the admit card from the official website. The admit card is an essential document that must be carried to the examination hall. The authority will inform candidates about the admit card through registered email ID and mobile number.

How to download JEE Main 2020 Admit Card?

  • Visit the official website
  • Download admit card by entering application number and password
  • After entering the above details, your admit card will be displayed
  • Download, save and take a print out of it

Along with the JEE Main admit card, candidates must carry any one of identity proofs such as  – PAN card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/Aadhaar Enrolment No/ Ration Card.

Read more about JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

NTA has released the JEE Main 2020 eligibility criteria for BTech, BArch and BPlan papers. Candidates are required to fulfil multiple aspects to become eligible to appear for JEE Mains exam. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020 candidates is as follows: 

1. Age Criteria: There is no age limit for aspirants appearing in the JEE Main

2. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)

  • Candidates who have passed their Class 12th examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 or 2019 are eligible or
  • Those who are appearing in their Class 12th examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2020 are eligible to appear in January and April session
  • Candidates who passed Class 12th /Qualifying examination in 2020 or before can apply too
  • Candidates who will appear in Class 12th /Qualifying examination in 2020 or later are not eligible

3. Qualifying subjects: Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th /qualifying examination in order to be eligible

4. Qualifying marks

  • To appear in JEE Mains, the minimum qualifying marks (for admission to NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFTIs) that aspirants require is 75 per cent (aggregate) or
  • They should be in the top 20 percentile in the Class 12 exam conducted by respective Boards
  • For reserved candidates, the minimum qualifying marks is 65 per cent

5. Total attempts

  • A candidate is allowed to attempt the exam for three consecutive years
  • The number of attempts will be six in total – twice each year for 3 years

Reservation Criteria for JEE Main 2020

CategoryReservation in Percentage (%)
Scheduled Caste (SC)15
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5
Other Backward Class (OBC) -NCL27
Persons with Disability (PwD)
Check complete JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria here

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern and Structure

JEE Main 2020 will be conducted for three papers. Each paper to be conducted for 3 hours. This year, JEE Main 2020 question paper will include both multiple-choice questions as well as numerical based questions.

Check important highlights of JEE Main 2020 exam pattern below.

FeaturesExam Pattern
Mode of examBTech/BPlan – CBT mode
BArch – PBTmode | CBT mode
Type of questionsObjective (MCQs) and Numerical
Subjective – BArch Drawing Paper
Number of questions75 for BTech
77 for BArch
100 for BPlan
Total marks Paper 1 – 300 marks
Paper 2 – 400 marks
Paper 3 – 400 marks 
Duration3 hours
Name of sectionsBTech – 3 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
BArch – 3 (Drawing, Mathematics and Aptitude)
BPlan –  3 (Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning Based Questions)
Marking schemeCorrect Response – (+4)
Incorrect Response – (-1)
The difficulty level of examEasy to Moderate

Changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

NTA has released JEE Main 2020 syllabus for Paper 1, 2 and 3 in online mode. This year, the authority has separated BPlan from BArch. From this year onwards BPlan will be a separate paper. The syllabus will help candidates to plan their studies accordingly.

Before starting with preparations, candidates must know the detailed syllabus. By going through the JEE Main syllabus, they will be able to know all the subjects and topics from where the questions are produced.

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for Paper 1


Unit 1: Sets, relations and functions

Unit 2: Complex numbers and quadratic equations

Unit 3: Matrices and determinants

Unit 4: Permutations and combinations

Unit 5: Mathematical induction

Unit 6: Binomial theorem and its simple applications

Unit 7: Sequences and series

Unit 8: Limit, continuity and differentiability

Unit 9: Integral calculus

Unit 10: Differential equations

Unit 11: Co-ordinate geometry

Unit 12: Three dimensional geometry

Unit 13: Vector algebra

Unit 14: Statistics and probability

Unit 15: Trigonometry

Unit 16: Mathematical reasoning


Unit 1: Physics And Measurement

Unit 2: Kinematics

Unit 3: Laws Of Motion

Unit 4: Work,Energy And Power

Unit 5: Rotational Motion

Unit 6: Gravitation

Unit 7: Properties Of Solids And Liquids

Unit 8: Thermodynamics

Unit 9: Kinetic Theory Of Gases

Unit 10: Oscillations And Waves

Unit 11: Electrostatics

Unit 12: Current Electricity

Unit 13: Magnetic Effects Of Current And Magnetism

Unit 14: Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating Currents

Unit 15: Electromagnetic Waves

Unit 16: Optics

Unit 17: Dual Nature Of Matter And radiation

Unit 18: Atoms And Nuclei

Unit 19: Electronic Devices

Unit 20: Communication Systems


Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts In Chemistry

Unit 2: States Of Matter

Unit 3: Atomic Structure

Unit 4: Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure

Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics

Unit 6: Solutions

Unit 7: Equilibrium

Unit 8: Redox Reactions And Electrochemistry

Unit 9 : Chemical Kinetics

Unit10 : Surface Chemistry

Section B: Inorganic Chemistry

Unit 11: Classification Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties

Unit 12: General Principles And Processes Of Isolation Of Metals

Unit 13: Hydrogen

Unit 14: S – Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)

Unit 15: P – Block Elements

Unit 16: D – And F – Block Elements

Unit 17: Co-Ordination Compounds

Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry

Section C: Organic Chemistry

Unit 19: Purification And Characterization Of Organic Compounds

Unit 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry

Unit 21: Hydrocarbons

Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens

Unit 23: Organic Compound, Containing Oxygen Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Carboxylic Acids

Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Unit 25: Polymers

Unit 26: Biomolecules

Unit 27: Chemistry In Everyday Life

Unit 28: Principles Related To Practical Chemistry

Check detailed JEE Main 2020 syllabus

JEE Main 2020 Preparation and Topper Interviews

To get a good rank in JEE Main and make it to the premier engineering institutes of the country, you need to have strategic planning that suits the present format of selection. The present format demands an all-round performance. Take a look at some of the articles below to help sail through your JEE Main journey.

JEE Main 2020 Question Papers

The conducting authority has released the official JEE Main sample papers for B Planning paper. Candidates can download the sample papers available in pdf format. The previous year JEE Main question papers are also available along with the mock test.

Books to prepare for JEE Main 2020

Books play an important role while preparing for any entrance exam. However, the combination of the right books and other prep resources is the key to success.

Take a look at some of the important books for JEE Main 2020 Preparation here:

Chemistry Books

Authors/PublisherName of BooksRemarks
P. BahadurNumerical ChemistryPhysical Chemistry
J.D. LeeInorganic ChemistryReference Book
Organic Chemistry by Morrison & BoydOrganic ChemistryReference Book

Physics Books

Authors /PublisherName of BooksRemarks
H.C. VermaConcepts of Physics Vol I and IIReference Book and problem-solving
I.E.IrodovProblems in General PhysicsFor Problem-solving

Mathematics Books

Authors /PublisherName of BooksRemarks
NCERTMaths XI & XIIBasic Text Books
S. L. LoneyTrigonometryRecommended
S. L. LoneyCoordinate GeometryReference Book
Hall & KnightHigher AlgebraReference Book

Also, check some of the Best Books to prepare for JEE Main 2020

JEE Main Topper Interviews

JEE Main ToppersPreparation Strategy
Parvik Dave – 2019 Gujarat  topper with Rank 60Regularly revise what is learnt and dedicate 10 to 12 hours daily Parvik’s preparation strategy
Dhruv Arora – 2019 topper secured 100 percentileThorough with NCERT books and previous years question papers is enough to crack JEE Mains
Bhogi Suraj Krishna 2018 topper AIR 1Studied 9 hours daily and approached the faculty for any doubts. Suraj’s preparation strategy
KVR Hemant Kumar Chodipilli – 2018 topper AIR 2JEE Main preparation was from 8th class. Studied nearly 7 to 10 hours a day and spent most of the time in college preparing for JEE Hemant’s preparation strategy
Parth Satish Laturia – 2018 topper with AIR 3Prepare in the last two years – Class XI and Class XII and cover all the topics of JEE Main and JEE Advanced within this time frame. Parth’s preparation strategy
Anany Sharma – 2018 topper AIR 10Aspirants need to focus more on the practical part of the syllabus than the theoretical part, Read Anany’s preparation strategy
Vrunda Rathi 2017 Girl TopperAttended classes regularly and studied at her own pace. Read Vrunda’s preparation strategy
Kalpit Veerwal 2017 topper with AIR 1Study and solve the notes given by teachers on a regular basis. Read Kalpit Veerwal’s preparation strategy
Akshat Chugh – 2017 topper with AIR 7Memorizing important formulas and reactions because direct questions are often asked in JEE Mains. Akshat Chugh preparation strategy
Vedant Raval 2017 topper with AIR 4Conceptual learning and hard work. Read Vedant’s preparation strategy

JEE Main 2020 Mock Test

JEE Main 2020 mock test at the practice centres is available between August 10 and December 29. The mock tests can be accessed by all JEE Main 2020 aspirants. Candidates can practice regularly by taking the JEE Main 2020 mock test as well as preparing from previous years question papers.

Steps to take the online JEE Main 2020 Mock Test at NTA’s website are given below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA

Step 2: Navigate to the “Mock Test” link given at the top of the homepage

Step 3: Submit the required credentials and agree to the instructions

Step 4: On successful submission of the correct credentials, candidates can begin taking JEE Main 2020 Mock test online

Aspiring candidates can also take JEE Main mock tests from Shiksha and analyze the level of preparation. Take JEE Main 2020 mock test from below.

JEE Main 2020 Mock Test is a comprehensive Test including Questions from Physics, Chemistry and Maths. This test will help you to get an idea about the type of questions that will be asked, the exam pattern and marking scheme. After taking the test, you can immediately check your score. You can also download the Question Paper along with answers and their explanations for Free. 

Free JEE Main 2020 Mock Test

JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres

  • Candidates were given an option to select any four cities of their choice of papers while applying for JEE Main 2020. NTA will allocate examination city to aspirants in order of the choice opted by them in their application form. A different city of the nearby area may be allotted as per the administrative rules.
  • NTA will release the final allotment of JEE Main 2020 exam cities for students who have registered for the exam. To check the exam city allotted to them, candidates will need their login details including their JEE Main 2020 application number and displayed security code.
  • Please note that the decision of the NTA regarding allotment of Centre, date & shift will be final. No further correspondence or request will not be entertained in such a case.
  • JEE Main 2020 will be conducted at across 233 test cities in India and 9 abroad as per official notification.

Take a look at the list of  JEE Main 2020 exam centres here

JEE Main 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

Below are some of the important items that the candidates should or should not carry to the JEE Main 2020 test centre. Also given are the documents that the candidates must bring to the examination centre without which they will not be allowed to appear in the exam.

What to carry on Exam Day?

The test-takers will be provided with a pencil and a sheet for any rough work they do. However, candidates are advised to carry a pen or a pencil for the test.

Documents required:

  • Admit card: This is a mandatory document without which candidates were not allowed to take JEE Main 2020. Candidates will have to carry a printed copy of Admit Card downloaded from NTA’s website.
  • Photograph: Candidates are also requested to carry one passport size photograph to the test centre. This should be the same as uploaded on the JEE Main online application form. The photograph needs to be pasted on a specific space in the attendance sheet at your examination hall.
  • Photo ID: Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) too is required. Carry one of your valid ID proofs to JEE Main exam centre 2020. You can carry your Aadhaar Card in case you are asked for a photo ID. If you do not have one, then carry any valid Photo ID along with your admit card.
  • Certificates: PWD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming relaxation under PwD category.

Things to remember for JEE Main 2020 exam day

  • Latecomers: Ensure you reach your exam centre well before time. Latecomers will not be allowed to enter the exam hall. JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 will be held in two slots each day – from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

  • Prohibited Materials: As per last year’s trend, candidates will not be allowed to wear ornaments or wear watches. There will be stringent security and frisking before entering the JEE Main 2020 exam centre. Some other things that candidates need not carry to the test centre include blue/black ball pen, bags,  ornaments, calculators, slide rules, log tables,  printed or written paper, and other valuables etc.
  • No Usage of Unfair Means: Cheating/Impersonation is a punishable offence. Anyone found cheating will be barred from taking JEE Main exam 2020.
  • Test booklet:  Candidates should note that they are not allowed to remove any pages from the JEE Main test booklet.

What not to carry on exam day?

  • JEE Main 2020 aspirants will not be allowed to carry watches, calculators, jewellery, bags, purses, phones etc. These are strictly prohibited at any of the JEE Main 2020 exam centres.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the exam hall without the permission of Centre Superintendent or the Invigilator concerned.
  • No candidate will be allowed to carry any eatables, tea or coffee into the examination room during exam hours.
  • Smoking and eating are strictly prohibited in the examination room.
  • Diabetic students will be allowed to carry eatables like sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/ apple/ orange) and transparent water bottle. However, they will not be allowed to carry any packed foods like candy/chocolate/sandwich.

JEE Main 2020 Cutoff

JoSAA releases two types of cutoffs – JEE Main admission cut-off and qualifying cutoff. Admission cutoff is different from JEE Main qualifying cut off. While admission cut off is released by JoSAA for admissions to participating institutes, qualifying JEE Main cut off is the minimum score that JEE aspirants need to secure to be eligible for JEE Advanced. Below are the previous years’ admission cutoffs released by JoSAA.

Below are some of the determining factors:

  • Previous years cutoff
  • Total candidates appearing in the exam
  • Total seats available
  • The difficulty level of the exam

JEE Main Cutoff for Top NITs – 2019 vs 2018

Below are the previous year’s cutoff for top NITs in India for two programmes – Computer Science and Engineering & Mechanical Engineering  

National Institute of Technology Agartala16955192093002830783
National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh25460231883791934066
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli1373114059684508
National Institute of Technology Delhi72865932
National Institute of Technology Durgapur919385161990817444
National Institute of Technology Goa10587100842123020556
National Institute of Technology Hamirpur1001597312219819624
National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur9434      91622125617371
National Institute of Technology Manipur26160266243576435828
National Institute of Technology Meghalaya16156223403206334009
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (Maharashtra)528949301430412122
National Institute of Technology Surathkal2156176789807178
National Institute of Technology Warangal1980174592437416

JEE Main Cutoff for Top IIITs – 2019 vs 2018

Below are the previous year’s cutoff for top NITs in India for two programmes – Computer Science and Engineering & Electrical Engineering  

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior (M.P.)1078011165
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)1586215345
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati (Assam)21601252503131833193
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota (Rajasthan)23144   249513133533460
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chitoor (A. P.)25846225253007226764
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara (Gujarat)2852729546
Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur Mantripukhri, Imphal38509401514230344229
Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Dharwad32991346823699537181
Indian Institute of Information Technology Surat22907245553327233394

JEE Main 2020 Result

  • NTA will declare JEE Main 2020 results for January session on January 31, 2020, while for the April session, the result will be announced on April 30, 2020
  • Candidates can access their results by entering their date of birth and roll number
  • The result will contain the scores of the candidates obtained in the entrance test
  • After the declaration of the result, NTA will release the scorecard in online mode
  • The scorecard consists of name, category, roll number, date of birth, state code eligibility, category and nationality, subjectwise NTA scores etc. The conducting authority will declare the JEE Main rank list for each category
  • There will be two types of rank lists – All India Rank and Category Rank

JEE Main 2020 Participating Institutes

JEE Main participating institutes are those which select students through a joint seat allocation process (JoSAA). JEE Main 2020 participating colleges include a total of 77 technical institutes including 31 NITs, 25 IIITs and 28 Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs). Refer to the tables below. 

JEE Main participating colleges: List of NITs

National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
National Institute of Technology AgartalaNational Institute of Technology Sikkim
National Institute of Technology Arunachal PradeshNational Institute of Technology Srinagar
National Institute of Technology DelhiNational Institute of Technology Surathkal
National Institute of Technology DurgapurNational Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
National Institute of Technology GoaNational Institute of Technology Uttarakhand
National Institute of Technology HamirpurNational Institute of Technology Warangal
National Institute of Technology JamshedpurMotilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad (U.P.)
National Institute of Technology KurukshetraNational Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh.
National Institute of Technology ManipurMaulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (MP)
National Institute of Technology MeghalayaNational Institute of Technology, Calicut (Kerela)
National Institute of Technology MizoramMalviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
National Institute of Technology NagalandDr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar (Punjab)
National Institute of Technology PatnaNational Institute of Technology, Meghalaya
National Institute of Technology PuducherrySardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat (Gujarat)
National Institute of Technology RaipurVisvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (Maharashtra)
National Institute of Technology Rourkela

JEE Main participating colleges: List of IIITs

Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior (M.P.)Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Kurnool
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Kottayam
Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur (M.P.)Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Kalyani, West Bengal
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati (Assam)Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) Una, Himachal Pradesh
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota (Rajasthan)Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Ranchi, Jharkhand
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chitoor (A. P.)Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhagalpur
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara (Gujarat)Indian Institute of Information Technology Bhopal
Indian Institute of Information Technology Manipur Mantripukhri, ImphalIndian Institute of Information Technology Surat
Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) DharwadIndian Institute of Information Technology, Jhalwa, Allahabad

JEE Main participating colleges: List of CFTIs

Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs)
Assam University, SilcharSchool of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, RanchiSchool of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, HaridwarSchool of Planning & Architecture: Vijayawada
Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, BhadohiShri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu & Kashmir
Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management, AhmedabadIndian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, BilaspurHNB Garhwal University, Srinagar
J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, Department of Electronics & Communication, University of Allahabad- AllahabadInternational Institute of Information Technology, Naya Raipur
National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad (Maharashtra)Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Hatia, RanchiJawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, PunjabInternational Institute of Information Technology, Bhubaneswar
Mizoram University, AizawlUniversity of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur

Colleges accepting JEE Main 2020 score

There are around 1246 BTech colleges in India that accept JEE Main scores. These colleges do not participate in JoSAA counselling process. Take a look at the list of colleges accepting JEE Main 2020 score.

JEE Main 2020 Counselling
The counselling process of JEE Main 2020 will be conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). The counselling will be a completely centralized process. All the candidates who will qualify JEE Main and meet the cutoff will be eligible to participate in the JoSAA counselling. As per the availability of seats in a particular institute and course and preferences of choices, candidates will be allotted seats

JEE Main 2020 Admission Process

JEE Main 2020 process includes the following steps:

JEE Main Student Reaction & Review

Candidates can have a look at the previous year’s JEE Main student reaction and review for an overall idea of the exam.

Shiksha covered JEE Main April 2019 Paper 1 and Paper 2 from a Noida test centre and found out that most of the test takers were happy as the paper difficulty level was moderate to easy. Watch the videos below to get the complete analysis of the exam. 

Read more: 

Watch JEE Main April 2019 Paper 1 Student Reaction Video

Watch JEE Main April 2019 Paper 2 Student Reaction Video

JEE Main January 2019 Student Reaction & Review

According to Abhinav Kumar Dwivedi from Kothari International School, the Aptitude Section was extremely easy while the Drawing section was a bit tough. He shared that the Mathematics section was the most difficult of the three-section and was at par with the Maths paper of JEE Main for BTech candidates. Overall, JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 was easier than the last few years. Read JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 Student Reaction & Review here. 

Watch JEE Main January 2019 Paper 1 Student Reaction Video:

Watch JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 Student Reaction Video:

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Important FAQs regarding JEE Main 2020

Q. What are the new changes introduced by NTA in JEE Main 2020 exam pattern?

A. There are 75 questions for BTech in PCM, 77 questions for BArch and 100 questions for BPlan.

Q. Is there any dress code for JEE Main 2020?

A. The advisory mentioned the do’s and don’ts on the exam day in previous year’s bulletin but there was no mention about the dress code. However, candidates appearing for JEE Main 2020 January exam should wear proper clothes. The details will be updated as soon as NTA releases JEE Main 2020.

Q. For how many papers JEE Main 2020 will be conducted?

A. From this year, JEE Main 2020 will be conducted for three papers – BTech, BArch and BPlan.

Q. While paying the application fee my transaction failed but money was deducted. What should I do?

A. If any candidate comes across such situations then they must pay the application fees again. In case the balance is deducted due to network or technical problems then their money would be refunded in the account within 7 to 10 days.

Q. I uploaded my photograph in JEE Main application form without my name and date. Will it be accepted?

A. Candidates are advised to follow the instructions to upload their photograph in the application form. However, if any candidate has uploaded the photograph without date and time, the photograph will also be accepted.

Q. Is there an age limit in JEE Main?

A. For appearing in the JEE Main examination, there is no age limit for the candidates.

Q. What is NTA and its role in JEE Main 2020?

A. NTA is National Testing Agency, is an autonomous testing organization to conduct entrance exams for admission/fellowship in higher education institutions. NTA is entrusted to take care of all issues from test preparation, to test delivery and to test marking in the exams conducted by the agency including JEE Main 2020. NTA offers free coaching for JEE Main candidates. The agency is converting its 2,697 test practise centres into teaching centres from 2019.

Q. Who will conduct JEE Main 2020?

A. JEE Main 2020 will be conducted twice by NTA (National Testing Agency). The authority also conducts NEET, GPAT, UGC NET and CMAT.

Q. I belong to Jammu & Kashmir and I have passed my class XII last year with 75%. Am I eligible for JEE Main 2020?

A. Yes, you can apply for JEE Main 2020 from the official website. The authority reopened the application form window for J&K students only from November 4 to 8, 2019.

Q. Will JEE Main be conducted offline or online?

A. JEE Main 2020 will be conducted in the Computer Based Test (Online mode) only.

Q. How many times a student can appear for JEE Main in one year?

A. JEE Main 2020 will be conducted twice a year. The number of attempts for admission in a particular academic session will be considered as one. The age eligibility as prescribed by the authority allows a candidate to appear in JEE Main for three consecutive years.

Q. Has the syllabus and pattern of JEE Main changed after NTA took over CBSE?

A. No. JEE Main syllabus, as well as JEE Main pattern, is same. However, this year, the authority has changed the exam pattern of JEE Main 2020.

Q. Is it mandatory to appear for the exam twice or can I take the JEE Main once?

A. No. There is no mandate to appear for the exam twice. It depends on the candidate’s choice. In case they appear for the exam, the better of the two scores will be used for the purpose of ranking in the merit list.

Q. How can I apply for JEE Main 2020?

A. JEE Main 2020 application form was available on the official website of the exam. Candidates were able to fill and submit the application form from September 3 to October 10.

Q. Can I edit the test centre after submitting the application form of JEE Main 2020?

A. No. You will not be allowed to edit your test centre and examination mode after submitting the JEE Main application form.

Q. Is there any change in the syllabus of JEE Main 2020?

A. No, there is no change in the syllabus of JEE Main 2020 paper 1 and 2. However, the authority has released a separate section regarding the syllabus for paper 3 (BPlan) of JEE Main.

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