Exam Details

JEE Main 2020

Level National
For B.E, B.Tech

Other Detail

Description

JEE Main 2020 will be organized by the newly formulated body -National Testing Agency. This is a national level screening test conducted every year to offer admission into B.E, B.Tech, B.Plan and B.Arch programmes. As per the decision of HRD Ministry, the entrance test of JEE Main from the year 2019 onwards is being held twice in the months of January and April. Candidates who aspire to pursue these engineering programmes in various renowned institutions like IIT’s, CFTI’s, NIT’s etc. have to qualify the test by securing the minimum qualifying cut-off marks.

Quick Facts about JEE Main 2020:

Particulars

Overview

Examination Name

Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main)

Commonly Known As

JEE Main

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Official Website

nta.ac.in

Category

Undergraduate

Level of Examination

National level

Number of Attempts

Two attempts per year

Objective of Examination

·         For admission into 31 NITs, 25 IIITs and 28 CFTIs

·         Qualifying test for JEE Advanced

Examination Mode

Computer Based Test

For Paper 2 - The drawing section will be conducted in pen and paper mode.

Examination Duration

3 Hours

Total Marks

360

Estimated Number of Applicants

Over 12 Lakh

Number of Test Centres in India

264

Number of Test Centres in Abroad

9

JEE Main 2020 New Changes Introduced

Candidates can check below all the new changes introduced in the JEE Main 2020 test:

·         From 2019 onwards, National Testing Agency (NTA) is given the responsibility to conduct the entrance exams of JEE Main.

·         NTA JEE Main 2020 will be conducted twice every year in the months of January and April in online CBT mode.

·         The age limit to apply for JEE Main has been removed. Now candidates fulfilling the eligibility criterion can apply for the exam irrespective of their age.

·         Candidates have to book their exam slots to appear for online mode exam.

·         For JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Plan), it is mandatory for the candidates to have Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry subjects.

·         Candidates appearing among the top 224000 qualified students will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.

·         NTA has set up more than 3400 Practice centers in the country for the preparation of the students.

·         Diabetic students can take water bottle, fruits and sugar tablets inside the exam center.

·         There will be a reservation of 10% to economically weaker section inn JEE Main 2020 and colleges accepting JEE score will reserve the seats for the same.

·         Candidates will be able to appear in either one or both the sessions to increase their chances of admission in the colleges. For candidates appearing in both January andApril, their better of the two scores will be considered for the JEE Main merit list.

Min criteria

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the exam, students must check the eligibility criteria as NTA will reject the application of ineligible students. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020 is as follows:

  • Age Limit: Students with date of birth on or after October 1, 1995 will be eligible. Candidates from reserved categories are granted age limit relaxation as per Government of India norms.
  • Year of Passing Qualifying Examination: Students who passed their 12th or equivalent exam in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 are eligible for applying in JEE Main 2020.
  • Subjects in Qualifying Examination: Students with Physics and Mathematics along with either Chemistry or Biology or Biotechnology are eligible for Paper 1 of JEE Main 2020. For Paper 2, Mathematics is a mandatory subject with 50% aggregate in 5 subjects. Candidates must have 5 subjects in their qualifying paper.
  • Number of Attempts: Students can appear for the exam thrice, that too in consecutive years. Appearing for both the sessions in the same year will be counted as one attempt only.

Note: Candidates must score 75% or above in the qualifying exam or rank in the top 20 percentile in their respective boards to get admission into IIITs/ NITs or CFTIs through JEE Main 2020 score.

Eligibility

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the exam, students must check the eligibility criteria as NTA will reject the application of ineligible students. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020 is as follows:

  • Age Limit: Students with date of birth on or after October 1, 1995 will be eligible. Candidates from reserved categories are granted age limit relaxation as per Government of India norms.
  • Year of Passing Qualifying Examination: Students who passed their 12th or equivalent exam in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 are eligible for applying in JEE Main 2020.
  • Subjects in Qualifying Examination: Students with Physics and Mathematics along with either Chemistry or Biology or Biotechnology are eligible for Paper 1 of JEE Main 2020. For Paper 2, Mathematics is a mandatory subject with 50% aggregate in 5 subjects. Candidates must have 5 subjects in their qualifying paper.
  • Number of Attempts: Students can appear for the exam thrice, that too in consecutive years. Appearing for both the sessions in the same year will be counted as one attempt only.

Note: Candidates must score 75% or above in the qualifying exam or rank in the top 20 percentile in their respective boards to get admission into IIITs/ NITs or CFTIs through JEE Main 2020 score.

Process

How to Apply?

 

The application form for JEE Main 2020 exam will be filled and submitted in online mode through the official website. It will be mandatory for the candidates to enter their Aadhar number in the application form (except for the aspirants from J&K, Meghalaya, Assam). The candidates must have a working email id and phone number in order to apply for the exam. While entering the details in the application form, the candidates have to upload the scanned copies of recent passport size photograph, signature and parent’s/guardian signature.

The application will be accepted in online mode only, there is no requirement to send hard copy of application form at NTA office.

Application Fee

The JEE Main exam used to be conducted in both online & offline mode and the application fee used to be different in both the modes. But now as exam will be conducted only online mode we are providing the fees for the online exam only.

Exam pattern

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

The pattern for JEE Main exam 2020 is given below:

·         Mode of Exam: Online (Computer-based test)

·         Papers in Exam: 2 i.e. Paper 1 for B.E/B.Tech and Paper 2 for B.Arch/ B. Planning

·         Duration of Exam: 3 Hours

·         Marking Scheme: 4 Marks will be awarded for a correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer

·         Language: Hindi and English (Questions will also be asked in Gujarati in case of exam center in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Havali)

·         Type of Questions: Objective Type MCQ and Questions to test drawing aptitude (only in paper 2)

Subject-wise distribution of Questions in Paper 1 and Paper 2

Papers

Subjects

No. of Questions

Paper 1 (For B.E/ B.Tech)

Chemistry

30

Mathematics

30

Physics

30

Total

90 Questions

Paper 2 (For B.Arch/ B. Planning)

Mathematics

30

Aptitude Test

50

Drawing Test

2

Total

82 Questions

Syllablus

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

The important units to be studied for the JEE Main 2020 exam are as follows. Have a look at its prescribed syllabus:

·         Mathematics: Sets, Relations and Functions, Permutations and combinations, Matrices and determinants, Mathematical induction, Mathematical reasoning, Integral calculus, Continuity and differentiability, Sequences and series, Co-ordinate geometry, Three-dimensional geometry, Trigonometry, Vector algebra etc.

·         Physics: Kinetic theory of gases, Electromagnetic waves, Rotational motion, Properties of solids and liquids, Gravitation, Kinetic theory of gases, Oscillations and waves, Electrostatics, Dual nature of matter and radiation, Current electricity, Magnetic effects of current and magnetism, Electrostatics, Work, power and energy etc.

·         Chemistry: General principles and processes of isolation of metals, Purification and characterization of organic compounds, Hydrocarbons, Organic compounds, Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Polymers, Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals), Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements, D-block elements and f-block elements, General principles and processes of isolation of metals, Surface chemistry, Equilibrium, Chemical bonding, Redox reactions and electrochemistry etc.

·         Aptitude Test for B.Arch/ B. Planning: Awareness of persons, Buildings, places, Material Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build environment, building forms and elements, Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, harmony and contrast, color texture etc.

 

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