JEE Main 2020

JEE Main 2020 Exam Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

NTA will be conducting the JEE Main 2020 to select candidates for admissions into engineering, technology, architecture and planning courses offered by different participating institutes. The JEE Main exam will also be a qualifying exam for appearing in the JEE Advanced exam. The exam will be conducted twice in January and April. The interested candidates can submit their application online. The complete details of the JEE Main 2020 such as exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility, etc are provided in this article.

New UpdatesJEE Main 2020 application form will be accessible online from 2nd September 2019, official dates are now released. 

JEE Main 2020 Important Dates

The official dates related to JEE Main Exam 2020 are given below. The exact dates have been updated according to NTA calendar 2020:

First attemptSecond attempt
Beginning of online application process2nd September 20197th Feb 2020
Last date of submitting application form30th September 20197th March 2020
Correction in application formOctober 2019, 2nd weekMarch 2020, 3rd week
Release of admit card6th December 201916th March 2020
Exam date6th to 11th January 20203rd to 9th April 2020
Result declaration31st January 202030th April 2020
Commencement of counselingTo be notified

Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria must be fulfilled by the applying candidates:

  • There is no age limit to appear for JEE Main 2020.
  • The candidates who have passed their class 12th exam in the year 2018 & 2019 and those who will appear in 2020 are eligible.
  • The candidates should have passed in at least 5 papers in their class 12th
  • For BE/ B.Tech, the candidates should have passed 10+2 exam with Physics and Mathematics and Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
  • For B.Arch/ B.Plan, the candidates should have passed 10+2 exam with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • The candidates should have scored at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination (65% for SC/ ST candidates) or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th examination conducted by the respective Boards.

JEE Main Application Form 2020

The JEE Main application form 2020 will be filled and submitted in online mode by visiting the official NTA website The candidates must keep all the important details ready with them before applying for the exam.

  • The candidates will have to provide the examination details, personal details, academic details, contact details and guardian details into the application form.
  • The candidates will also have to upload their photograph and signature in scanned format.
  • After providing all the details in the form, the candidates will have to submit the application form.
  • The applicants will also have to pay the application fee along with the application form.
  • After the submission of application form, the candidates must take its printout and keep it safe for future reference.

Application fee:

The application fee payment can be done by credit card / debit card/ net banking/ e-Challan using SBI-MOPS facility of State Bank of India.

Exam centerIn IndiaOutside India
For BE/ B.Tech or B.ArchFor general/ OBC categoryBoys- Rs. 500/-

Girls- Rs. 250/-

Boys- Rs. 2000/-

Girls- Rs. 1000/-

For SC/ ST/ PWD categoryBoys- Rs. 250/-

Girls- Rs. 250/-

Boys- Rs. 1000/-

Girls- Rs. 1000/-

For BE/ B.Tech and B.Arch bothFor general/ OBC categoryBoys- Rs. 900/-

Girls- Rs. 450/-

Boys- Rs. 3000/-

Girls- Rs. 1500/-

For SC/ ST/ PWD categoryBoys- Rs. 450/-

Girls- Rs. 450/-

Boys- Rs. 1500/-

Girls- Rs. 1500/-

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020

  • Duration of exam: 3 hours
  • Mode of exam: Computer-based (except B.Arch drawing test)
  • Medium of exam: English, Hindi and Gujarati
  • Type of questions: Objective type (except B.Arch drawing test)
  • Marking scheme: +4 marks for each correct answer, -1 for each incorrect answer
SubjectNo. of questionMaximum marks

Syllabus For JEE Main 2020

  • Mathematics: Sets, Relations And Functions, Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations, Matrices And Determinants, Permutations And Combinations, etc
  • Physics: Physics And Measurement, Kinematics, Thermodynamics, Work, Energy And Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Laws Of Motion, etc
  • Chemistry: Some Basic Concepts In Chemistry, States Of Matter, Chemical Thermodynamics, Hydrogen, p-Block Elements, Hydrocarbons, Polymers, etc
  • Arch/ B.Plan Aptitude Test: Awareness of Persons, Places, Buildings, Analytical Reasoning, Mental Ability, Three-Dimensional Perception, etc

How to prepare for JEE Main Exam 2020?

  • First of all, make a time table for exam preparation. It helps in proper management of time for studies, practice and revision.
  • Collect the study material at one place. Make sure that all study material you collect are from reliable sources.
  • Solve previous year’s question papers for practice. In this way, you will get some idea of the exam pattern as well.
  • All the topics you complete as you proceed towards preparation, revise those topics from time to time.
  • Do not neglect your health while studying for the exam. Eat balanced diet and get proper rest.

Admit Card

  • The admit card for appearing in the JEE Main, the admit card will be issued to all the candidates.
  • The admit card will release around 2 weeks before the exam and can be downloaded from the official NTA website.
  • The candidates should take a printout of the admit card and must carry it to the exam center.
  • Along with the admit card, the candidates must also carry one passport size photograph, one photo ID (original, valid and non-expired) and PwD certificate issued by the competent authority, if applicable.


  • The result will be declared on 31st Jan 2020 (for first attempt) and 30th April 2020 (second attempt).
  • Result will be announced in online mode and the candidates can check the result from the official website.
  • After the announcement of the result, the data will be handed over to the CSAB/ JoSAA or the concerned institute for seat allocation and admission.
  • There will be no provision for re-evaluation of the result and no request should be made regarding this.


  • The JEE Main counseling will be conducted by the CSAB/ JoSAA or the concerned institute.
  • The details of the counseling will be given to the candidates on the website of the conducting authority.
  • A merit list of the qualified candidates will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the exam. The counseling will be done according to the merit list.
  • The candidates can provide the choice for the course and institute at the time of counseling.
  • Seat allotment will be done according to the rank of the candidates and the choice made by them.

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