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JEE Main Entrance Exam 2020

JEE Main is a national level competitive exam being conducted by NTA to provide admissions in undergraduate engineering programmes for B.E/B.Tech & B.Arch courses. Thus, the JEE Mains 2020 will take place in the month of January and April. The offline JEE Main exam will now take place in an Online mode in 3 Hours of exam duration. The good part is, aspirants can sit once or twice for the JEE Main exam. JEE MAIN 2020 entrance exam is to be held on January 6- January 11, 2020 to April 3- April 9, 2020.

Students aspiring for JEE Main entrance exam need to gear up now to crack the test. Undoubtedly, JEE Main is an important engineering entrance examination which remains a prestigious one in India to secure admission rankings for reputed engineering institutions which offer quality technical education to the students. It is a proven fact that those students willing to make careers in engineering always dream to pass the JEE Main entrance.

Entrance held for B.E./B.Tech & B.Arch courses, JEE Main thus remains one of the major parameters under the aegis of CBSE which conducts this test for admission in India’s reputed engineering institutions. Apart from IITs and NITs, there are many B-tech colleges in India which require you to clear JEE mains and JEE advanced.

About JEE Main 2020

  • From 2019, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be governing the JEE Mains exam
  • The exam will take place in an Online mode only
  • The exam will happen twice in a year (January and April)
  • The number of attempts in a year has been increased, you can appear for both January & April exam if you wish to
  • NTA has set up Common Service Centres (CSCs) where students can get help while filling up the application form
  • You can practice for JEE Main exam through Mock tests offline or at the exam centres set up across India
  • The number of exam centres has been expanded to 264 for India
  • Each candidate will get unique questions in JEE Main 2019 paper


The National Testing Agency will hold the exam on computer-based mode (CBT). Earlier, it was both offline and online.

Preparation for JEE Main Entrance Test

Starting with focused as well as meticulous studies to qualify the JEE Main entrance examination held in different test centers throughout India, it requires form each and every student to do sincere studies. It is one of the toughest competitions with less number of seats from the large chunk of test appear. The institutions of repute which offer graduate engineering courses enroll the students who qualify JEE Main examinations. So, if you are keen to enter into some of the NITs, CFTIs and rest prominent engineering institutions in the country, it is mandatory to crack the JEE Main entrance test. 

Students qualifying in JEE Advanced are eased to enter into India’s renowned IITs & ISM institutes. Keeping in consideration such world-class standard of this test, you need to focus at your studies sincerely, follow time management techniques, focus on the exclusive study plans and to use various intelligent tricks that you can learn from the expert tutors and tutorials.

JEE MAIN 2020 Exam Dates

EventsDates
Start of Online Registration8th Feb 2019
Last Date for Submission of Application Form7th March 2019
JEE Main 2019 Online Exam (Computer based)6th to 20th April 2019
JEE Main 2019 Result30th April 2019
JEE Main Admit Card Download Date18th March 2019
EventsJEE Main 2020 (January Session)
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Examination
Registration BeginsSeptember 3, 2019
Registration EndsSeptember 30, 2019
Last Date for Application Fee SubmissionOctober 1, 2019
Availability of Admit CardsDecember 6, 2019
Examination DatesJanuary 6- January 11, 2020
Announcement of ResultsJanuary 31, 2020

Overview of JEE Main 2020

FeaturesSpecifications
Exam NameJoint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main
Exam Conducting AuthorityCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Category of the ExamNation Level Undergraduate (UG) Exam
Examination ModeOnline
Exam Duration3 hours
Number of ApplicantsOver 12 lakh
Purpose of the ExamQualifying test for admissions into IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTI
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Marks360
Total Number of Questions in Paper90 Questions (30 Questions each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
Marking Scheme4 marks for each correct response/answer
Negative marking-1 Marks For each incorrect answer

Get Ready to Process JEE Entrance Test Application

Eligible students from amongst you need to fill the entrance test application now. You should fill it for JEE Main 2019 academic year for that the last date would be by the end of 7th March 2019. You can go to CBSE website for more information. 

Meritorious students who qualify JEE Main exam will be enrolled in the country’s reputed engineering institutions. As those qualifying the Mains are also eligible for their easy appearance in JEE Advanced examinations. They can thus attain the right path to make a bright career in higher studies in the engineering field.

JEE Main 2020 Preparation Tips

JEE Main is one of the national level competitive examinations for aspiring engineering students. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts JEE (Joint Entrance Examinations) Mains in online mode to offer admission to all the BTech courses in the participating institutes of JEE Main. This year, JEE Main 2020 for January session will be conducted from January 6 to 11 while the April session will be held from April 3 to 9. JEE Main 2020 preparation tips specify the steps to be followed by students wishing to crack the exam and taste success in it. Some of the preparation tips suggested by experts and toppers are

  • Use the syllabus and study all topics thoroughly
  • Understand and know the exam pattern well
  • Prepare a study plan and adhere to it well
  • Revise and analyze after each test
  • Practice well by solving previous year sample papers
  • Prepare short notes while studying to use as reference at the last minute
  • Attempt JEE Main 2020 mock test to feel actual exam environment
  • Revise regularly to avoid missing or forgetting any topic
  • Stay positive and be confident; avoid comparisons with others
  • Go for small breaks to avoid monotony and tiredness

Start from Class XI: It’s always advisable to start the preparation from class XI, as you’ve opted your stream and you’re aware if you’ll be sitting for JEE Main. Starting in XI will also save you from taking a drop after XII as two years are more than enough for a balanced and good preparation.

Be thorough with your concepts: It is very important for students to keep their concepts clear, as the questions can be set in any manner. With clear concepts, students can also tackle twisted questions.

Practice Exam Oriented Questions: Candidates must practice exam oriented questions after the learning process, this well help them analyse their mistakes and rectify them.

Get Good Study Material: Each book uses different methodology of explaining concepts. Some books offer simple explanations while some use technical jargon. Candidates should use books best suited for them with a language which they’re comfortable with.

Practice Sample Papers: Sample papers are the blueprints of actual paper which familiarize students with the exam pattern, difficulty level, important topics that have been repeated over the years, marking scheme and time limitation. Hence, Sample Papers or Previous Year Question Papers must be practiced by students.

JEE Main Counselling 2020

JEE Main 2020 counselling will be conducted by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). The JEE Main counselling and seat allotment process will be conducted in online mode only on the official website of JoSAA. Candidates successfully scoring the minimum cut off marks will be considered eligible to participate in JEE Mains 2020 Counselling process.

The authority is expected to start the JEE Main counselling from the third week of June. JEE Main 2020 counselling happens after JEE Advanced results are declared. The seat allotment process of JEE Main 2020 will be held on the basis of choices filled by the candidates during JoSAA 2020 registration.

Based on applicant’s category, rank obtained, seats availability and other factors, seats will be allocated. After the seat allocation, candidates have to report at the allotted institution for the document verification process.

JEE Main 2020 Counselling – Procedure

Step 1: Firstly, candidates have to visit the official website of JoSAA. Candidates who have qualified in JEE Main 2020 will have to register to participate in JEE Main counselling.

Step 2: In the second step, candidates have to lock their college and course preference. Seats will allotted to the aspirants based on availability of seats and choices.

Step 3: Seats will be allocated to the candidates on the basis of their ranks obtained in JEE Main 2020. Mock seat allotment by JoSAA will be conducted in two rounds.

Step 4: After the seat allotment procedure candidates have to pay the counselling fees and confirm their seats. However, if candidates are not satisfied with the allotted seat than they can use float, freeze, slide and withdraw.

JEE Main 2020

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

To access the answer key candidates have to enter their application number and password. After downloading it, candidates will get to know the correct answers of the questions asked in the test and able to calculate the probable score.

JEE Main 2020 answer key for Paper 1 (BE/BTech) and Paper 2 (BArch/BPlan) will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Candidates can view the JEE Main answer keys for Paper 1 and 2 on the official website along with JEE Main question papers and recorded responses. The exam conducting authority will publish JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 and 2 Answer Key for January session in the third week of January 2020. The JEE Main final answer key 2020 for January session contains the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. The facility to challenge JEE Main April 2020 answer keys will also be available after publication of official answer keys.

JEE Main 2020 Result

JEE Main 2020 results will be announced on 31st January 2020 for the January session test. Result for April session test will be released on 30th April 2020. Candidates can access their results by entering their Application Number, Date of Birth and the Security Pin displayed on the page.

Advise for students

Students are advised to not panic with this sudden change in the exam pattern. This change might work in their favour. The lesser number of questions means more time to spend on the integers. So, even if the question is of a higher difficulty level, students can easily solve the questions if they have prepared well before the exam.

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