Last updated on October 26th, 2020 at 05:36 pm
NTA successfully conducted the JEE Main 2020 September session between 1st to 6th September, with complete COVID-19 Safety Protocols. For admissions to colleges, JEE Main Counselling 2020 has commenced from 6th October 2020. Check Registration Procedure
Candidates can download seat allotment letter for Round 3 of JoSAA Counselling soon. Updated set of instructions have been released for Online Verification of Documents and Change of Willingness. Know More
Latest Updates on NTA JEE Main 2020–
- 26th October 2020: JoSAA Round 3 Seat Allotment Results will be declared today at 10 PM on official portal.
- 22nd October 2020: Opening and Closing Ranks of Round 2 of Seat Allotment have been declared.
- 21st October 2020: JoSAA has declared the Round 2 Result of Seat Allotment. Check here
- 17th October 2020: Opening and Closing Ranks of Round 1 JoSAA Counselling Seat Allotment has been released on the official portal. Read More
- 14th October 2020: Second Mock Seat Allotment results released at JoSAA portal.
- 6th October 2020: JoSAA Counselling 2020 Online Registration has started for JEE Main and JEE Advanced candidates.
- 13th September 2020: The updated counselling schedule for 2020 has been released by JoSAA. Read More
- 12th September 2020: Qualifying JEE Main Cut Off 2020 released along with results. Check Category-Wise Cut Off here
- 6th September 2020: JEE Main 2020 concluded with all shifts from Day 1 to Day 6. Check Detailed JEE Main Paper Analysis
Currently, major exams like VITEEE 2020 & SRMJEEE 2020 have been cancelled. Both will consider JEE Main 2020 scores and top 20 percentile cut off for admission to new courses.
JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates and Events (Updated)
The counselling for JEE Main 2020 has started with JoSAA Counselling 2020. It will continue upto November 2020 with 7 rounds of counselling. Check JEE Exam Dates
|Events||JEE Main April / September 2020 Session|
|JEE Main B. Arch and B.Planning Exam Date||1st September 2020|
|JEE Main B.Tech Exam Dates||September 2 to 6, 2020|
|JEE Main Answer Keys 2020||8th September 2020|
|JEE Main Final Answer Keys||11th September 2020|
|JEE Main 2020 Results||11th September 2020|
|B.Arch and B.Planning Results||18th September 2020|
|JEE / JoSAA Counselling 2020 Date||6th October 2020|
|First Mock Allotment||12th October 2020|
|Second Mock Allotment||14th October 2020|
|JoSAA Counselling Registration Closes||15th October 2020|
|JoSAA Seat Allotment Round 1 Results||17th October 2020 (Out)|
|JoSAA Seat Allotment Round 2 Results||21st October 2020|
JEE Main Counselling 2020 (Started)
The centralized counselling process for JEE Main 2020 has started from 6th October 2020, right after JEE Advanced Results. Seat Allocation in the institutes participating in the centralized process will be based on AIR and candidate preferences for branch and institute.
JEE Main 2020 Counselling will be done at three levels in online mode:
- Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA): IITs, IIITs, NITs, IIEST Shibpur and other Government Funded Technical Institutes.
- CSAB-NEUT: AICTE approved institutes in North-East States & UTs.
- CSAB-SFTI: Counselling for 17 Self-funded Technical Institutes.
Document verification for checking the eligibility of candidates is a crucial step in JEE Main Counselling. Based on choice preference, AIR, Category Rank and Availability of Seats, provisional allotment of seats is announced.
Steps for JEE Main Counselling 2020
JEE Main Counselling involves the steps given below. Do remember that JEE Main and JEE Advanced Counselling is conducted in a joint manner by JoSAA. Candidates have to register on JoSAA portal (josaa.nic.in) for seat allotment and admission to desired colleges.
- Online Registration: Register online by providing JEE Main/Advanced Application Number and Password on the official website to take part in joint counselling by JoSAA.
- Online Choice Filling and Locking: Check the colleges suitable as per your JEE Main Rank (AIR under CRL) and also check the courses available. Fill and lock the choices accordingly with higher to lower preference. The allotment of seats to candidates will be on the basis preferences given here.
- JoSAA Counselling Seat Allotment: As per the merit ranking, availability of seats, cutoff and choice preference, seats will be allotted to eligible candidates. Before the actual allotment of seats, mock seat allotment will be carried out. Those who are not allotted a seat might be kept under the waitlist for next rounds of JEE Main Counselling 2020.
Payment and Reporting
- Payment of Fees and Seat Acceptance: After the seat allotment, candidates will have to choose one of the following options:
- Freeze: Candidates who are satisfied with the allotted seat and course and do not wish to participate in the JEE Main Counselling process any further, may choose this option.
- Float: Those candidates who want to keep the allotted seat but also wish to upgrade their seat (or course), may choose this option. This will take you for further rounds of JEE Main Counselling 2020.
- Slide: Those candidates who wish to keep the allotted seat in the same institute/college but would like to upgrade the course to a higher-ranked course can choose this option.
- Withdraw: Candidates who have been allotted a seat under a course of preferred college but now do not want admission can withdraw their seat by informing the same to the institute before the last date of seat allotment.
- Document Verification: The documents have to be verified during the reporting at colleges. This can be conducted uploading and reporting online. The following list of documents have to be uploaded for the purpose of verification:
- 3 passport size photographs (the same as uploaded during registration)
- Provisional JoSAA seat allotment letter
- Photo identity card
- Proof of seat acceptance fee payment
- JEE Main 2020 Admit Card
- Date of birth proof
- JEE Main 2020 Score Card
- Class XII Mark sheet
- Category certificate (if applicable)
- Final Reporting: After the verification of documents, candidates will have to report to the allotted institute and they will have to pay the balance fee as per the college course rules. In case a candidate does not report at college till the last date, the seat will be cancelled.
JEE Main 2020 Seat Matrix for Counselling
A total of 110 colleges (23 IITs, 26 IIITs, 29 GFTIs, 31 NITs, IIEST) are participating in JoSAA Counselling of JEE Main Counselling. Data given below in the table provides the seat matrix for various types of institutions. This data is compiled for all courses under various colleges including B.E/B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning.
Please do note that this data is subject to change depending on the seat matrix provided by various colleges. Check 2020-21 Official List of All Participating Colleges
Also Check | Top IITs in India, NIRF Ranks, Fees, Cut Off
JEE Main Result 2020
NTA has released the JEE Main Result 2020 for Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech). The JEE Main Scorecard must be downloaded from the website. Admissions to the NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, etc. is based on the All India Ranks List as well as the Category-wise Rank List. The JEE Main 2020 Score Card will carry the following details:
- JEE Main All India Rank
- Category Rank
- Total Score in JEE Main 2020
- NTA Score
- Sectional Scores Secured in each paper
- Overall Percentile
- Sectional Percentile
- Qualifying Cut Off for JEE Advanced 2020
24 candidates have scored a full 100 percentile in April / September 2020 session. B.Arch and B.Planning Result is still due to be released.
Sample for JEE Main Score Card 2020
Given below is a sample for JEE Main Score Card-
How To Check JEE Main 2020 Result?
- Go to the official site of JEE Main, jeemain.nic.in.
- Now search for “JEE (Main) 2020 NTA Score Paper 1” and click on it.
- Enter the required details such as Application Number and Date of Birth. A security pin might be asked as well.
- Click on the ‘Submit’ button.
- Verify and Download JEE Main scorecard.
- Take the print out of the JEE Main Scorecard or save it as PDF for future correspondence.
JEE Main Marks vs Rank
Given below is a table depicting the range of marks vs the range of rank according to that particular score.
- This data is based on a trend from previous year results (of JEE Main Paper 1 only) and might not be accurate.
- Due to recent changes in JEE Main 2020 exam pattern, the trend is shifting to a higher score for many candidates due to numerical value-based questions which do not have negative marking.
|Score Range||Rank Range|
|285 – 300||1 – 100|
|275 – 284||100 – 200|
|260 – 274||200 – 500|
|250 – 259||500 – 100|
|240 – 249||1000 – 1500|
|220 – 239||1500 – 3500|
|200 – 219||3500 – 6000|
|180 – 199||6000 – 9500|
|150 – 180||9500 – 15000|
|120 – 149||15000 – 35000|
|<120||More than 35000|
Note: This data is based on trend analysis. Accuracy of this data is not guaranteed.
Read More JEE Main Marks vs Rank
JEE Main 2020 Cut Off (Released)
The JEE Main Joint Admission Board (JAB) releases the JEE Main Cut Off scores required to seek admission into B.E./B. Tech and B. Arch/B. Planning programs through the JoSAA Counselling.
The Final Qualifying JEE Main Cut Off has been announced in the scorecards issued by NTA. JEE Main 2020 Cut Off (Qualifying) for Paper 1 is indicated in the table provided below-
|Category||Qualifying Marks (Paper 1)|
|General – CRL||90.3765335|
|OBC – NCL||72.8887969|
- All participating institutes that do not use the Centralized Seat Allocation Process of JAB prepared their merit list based on JEE Main 2020 performance and other parameters as decided by them.
- NTA will use percentile score and Normalization Procedure this time to rank the candidates after compiling the result of both January and April sessions.
- This is to ensure balanced competition among candidates appearing for JEE Main 2020.
What Factors Can Change JEE Main 2020 Cut Off?
The following factors play a crucial role in determining the JEE Main Cut Off every year-
- A total number of candidates appeared for the exam – If the total number of candidates increases every year, the number of candidates scoring higher will increase as well. The JEE Main Cutoff will increase in this case.
- Level of difficulty of the exam – JEE Main Cut Off for Counselling is majorly depending on the level of difficulty. This is why JEE Main Cutoff has decreased in recent years.
- The number of available seats – Every year there are multiple intakes in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Government Funded Technical Institutions (GFTIs). If the number of colleges increase or decrease, or if the batch size is increased, compared to the number of applicants, JEE Main Cut Off will increase or decrease as well.
- Overall performance of the candidate – If a large number of applicants perform very well in JEE Main, the cutoff is subject to increment.
JEE Main Cut Off Trends: 2016 to 2019
The JEE Main Cut Off decides your eligibility to appear in JEE Advanced 2020 which will further give you the chance to join the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
|Category||2019 JEE Main Cut Off||2018 JEE Main Cut Off||2017 JEE Main Cut Off||2016 JEE Main Cut Off|
JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys
NTA hosts the official answer keys for all three papers of JEE Main along with individual candidate’s responses for a short period on the official website. Candidates can check their responses against the provisional JEE Main 2020 Answer Key and draw an estimate of their score in the exam.
- NTA released the final JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys for the Paper 1 of April / September 2020 session. Candidates can download the same here.
- The final result of JEE Main 2020 is based on the revised or final JEE Main 2020 Answer Key.
How To Check or Download JEE Main 2020 Answer Key?
Students can easily check the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key and their Response Sheets by visiting the official website. For getting the answer key, students need to follow the given steps-
- Open the official website of JEE Main
- Click on the “View Answer Key and Question Paper” link
- Students will be redirected to Login page
- Enter application number, password or date of birth, and then click on Submit.
- The response sheet and answer key will appear on the screen
- After that students can cross-check the answer with correct option ID
Students are suggested to download and take the print of the JEE Main 2020 answer key and responses for future reference if required.
Challenging JEE Main 2020 Answer Key
If according to the student, the answer marked in the first JEE Main 2020 answer key is not correct, then he/she can challenge that particular answer in the JEE Main 2020 Answer key.
Applicants can challenge the answer key through online mode only along with the relevant proof. To raise the objection, students need to pay an objection fee of INR 200/- for each question.
Steps to submit objection related to JEE Main 2020 Answer Key is as follows:
- Login to the official website.
- Click on “Challenge answer key”
- A new page will open with list of questions, correct answer (as per NTA) and option IDs to choose from.
- Select the correct option ID for the respective question from the list of questions provided.
- After selecting all the questions for the challenge, pay the required fee.
Note: The fee is non-refundable under any circumstance.
JEE Main Paper Analysis: April/September 2020
The JEE Main Paper Analysis will help aspiring candidates to get an idea of the difficulty level of the paper, topics asked and pattern of examination. Read Detailed JEE Main Paper Analysis
|Exam Dates||JEE Main Paper Analysis|
|September 1, 2020||Day 1 – Shift 1 and 2 B.Arch and B.Planning Paper Analysis|
|September 2, 2020||Day 2 – Shift 1 and 2 B.E. / B.Tech Paper Analysis|
|September 3, 2020||Day 3 – Shift 1 and 2 Exam Analysis & Expert Review|
|September 4, 2020||Day 4 – Shift 1 and 2 Paper Analysis, Difficulty Level|
|September 5, 2020||Day 5 – Shift 1 and 2 Student Reactions, Topics Asked|
|September 6, 2020||Day 6 – Shift 1 and 2 BTech Paper Analysis|
Top Engineering Colleges of India
Now that the JEE Main 2020 is over, students are getting prepared for admissions to top engineering colleges in India. Students still prefer engineering in higher education due to its vast scope in the global industry.
- As per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020, Engineering Rankings, 9 IITs and 1 NIT rank in top 10 colleges.
- This year also, IIT Madras has topped the first position, with IIT Delhi on 2nd and IIT Bombay on 3rd.
- NIT Tiruchirappalli is the only NIT to rank under top 10 colleges. It is at 9th position this year.
Given below is the list of top 10 engineering colleges as per NIRF 2020-
|NIRF Ranking||Institute||Annual Fees for B.Tech (INR)|
|1||Indian Institute of Technology, Madras||75,200|
|2||Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi||2,25,000|
|3||Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay||2,11,500|
|4||Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur||2,14,000|
|5||Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur||82,000|
|6||Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee||2,21,700|
|7||Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati||2,19,350|
|8||Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad||2,25,200|
|9||National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli||1,62,000|
|10||Indian Institute of Technology, Indore||2,43,000|
Aspiring students can check a detailed list of top engineering colleges of India.
Next Step After JEE Main 2020: NITs
The best engineering colleges that a student can get barely on the basis of JEE Main Scores are National Institutes of Technology (NITs). To get admission into IITs, students must qualify JEE Advanced 2020 which is going to be conducted on 27th September.
- All the NITs have a 50% home state quota meaning 50% of the total seats are reserved for students with state domicile where the NIT is located.
- Admission to NITs now only requires candidates to clear 10+2 with a passing certificate. CSAB scrabbed eligibility of 75% minimum aggregate.
National Institute of Technology (NITs) Under JEE Main 2020
India has a total of 31 NITs, all of them categorised as autonomous public institutes. Out of these 31 NITs, 11 institutes have recently been established with NIT Andhra Pradesh being the latest established in 2016.
Given below is a list of all NITs in the country-
JEE Main 2020 Admit Card
NTA has finally released the JEE Main April/September 2020 Admit Card on 17th August 2020. Candidates can download their admit card for JEE Main from the official website i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in using Application Number and DOB.
- “Important Instructions For Candidates” are provided at page 2 of JEE Main Admit Card.
- “Advisory for Candidates Regarding COVID-19” is also provided at Page 3 and 4 of JEE Main Admit Card 2020.
- Undertaking printed on page 1 must be brought at the JEE Main Exam Centre on the day of the exam. Undertaking filled online must also be brought at the exam centre along with Admit Card for JEE Main 2020.
- Candidates must carry a valid ID proof along with JEE Main Admit Card at the exam centre.
Sample of Admit Card for JEE Main 2020
As shown below, a written undertaking has to be filled by the candidate. This undertaking must be submitted at the NTA JEE Main Exam Centre. The undertaking is for self-declaration from candidates on COVID-19.
How To Download Admit Card for JEE Main 2020?
Admit Card for JEE Main can be downloaded using a combination of the following details-
- JEE Main Application Number
- Date of Birth of candidate
Click on Submit and download JEE Main Admit Card
Steps for downloading JEE Main 2020 Admit Card are given below-
- Visit the official site- jeemain.nta.nic.in
- Click on “Download Admit Card” link
- You will be asked to enter Application Number and Date of Birth. Enter Required Details.
- Review all the details – Candidate’s Name, DOB, Father’s Name and Mother’ Name and click on ‘Download Your Admit Card’.
- Download your Admit Card for JEE Main in PDF form and safely keep the PDF for future reference.
- For the exam centre, it must be printed on an A4 sheet.
Attributes of the JEE Main Admit Card 2020
A lot of details will be provided in JEE Main Hall Ticket/Admit Card. Ensure all the details that are particularly important for exam purposes are correct. Thoroughly check the spelling errors as these are most common errors. Given below is a list of details provided in Admit Card for JEE Main 2020-
- Candidate’s Name
- Father’s Name
- Paper/Papers Chosen
- Date of each Paper chosen
- Time slot/Shift of each Paper Chosen
- Date of Birth
- Address of Exam Center
- Exam City
- State Code of Eligibility
- Passport Size Photograph (as uploaded in the JEE Main application form)
- Signature (as uploaded in the JEE Main application form)
- Medium (Language) of Question Paper
- General Instructions and Guideline for the exam
- Exam Day Instructions for candidates
JEE Main 2020 Application Statistics
The statistics for JEE Main April/September 2020 registrations is given below. The number of registered candidates have declined in the second session of JEE Main 2020.
|S.No.||Course Description||No. of Candidates|
|2||B. Arch. Only||13609|
|3||B. Planning Only||699|
|4||B.E./B.Tech. and B.Arch Both||53520|
|5||B.E./B.Tech and B.Planning Both||5580|
|6||B.Arch. and B.Planning Both||2777|
|7||B.E./B.Tech., B.Arch. and B.Planning All||35973|
Given below is a short comparison of January 2020 and April 2020 statistics.
|Exams||JEE Main January 2020||JEE Main April/Sept 2020|
|JEE Main B.Tech/B.E Paper||921261||841188|
|JEE Main B.Arch Paper||138409||105879|
|JEE Main B.Planning Paper||59003||45029|
- The number of registered candidates has dropped around 7.12% even though the JEE Main Registration window was re-opened.
- The total registrations of 2nd session i.e. 858273 is less than B.Tech Paper registrations of 1st session of JEE Main 2020.
JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres
NTA allocates the JEE Main 2020 Exam Centers according to the 4 preferences provided by the aspirants in JEE Main Application Form. There are some important points regarding JEE Main Exam Centres and guidelines that candidates must follow amid COVID-19.
- JEE Main 2020 will be conducted in CBT mode at 605 exam centres for B.E/B.Tech and 489 exam centres for B.Arch and B.Planning.
- A total of 224 cities in India and 8 cities abroad have JEE Main Exam Centres.
Timings at JEE Main Exam Center
|JEE Main April 2020||First Shift||Second Shift|
|Date||1st to 6th Sept||1st to 6th Sept|
|Timing||9.00 AM to 12.00 PM||3.00 PM to 6.00 PM|
|Duration of Exam||3 hours||3 hours|
|Entry in the Examination Center*||7.30 AM to 8.30 AM||1.30 PM to 2.30 PM|
|Entry in the Examination Hall/Room||7.30 AM to 8.45 AM||1.30 PM to 2.45 PM|
|Test Commences||9.00 AM||3.00 PM|
|Test Concludes||12.00 PM||6.00 PM|
*Last entry closes half an hour before the exam commences. This means that no candidate will be allowed to sit in the exam after 8.30 AM for First Shift and 2.30 PM for Second Shift.
JEE Main 2020 Mock Test
MHRD and NTA have made several efforts to make the preparation smoother for engineering aspirants. JEE Main 2020 Mock Tests are live on the official site, nta.ac.in.
- NTA will also upload video lectures from prominent faculty as part of the IIT-PAL video series.
- These video lectures can also be accessed from Youtube and on mobile devices using ‘Swayam’ App.
- The lectures are currently added for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.
How can you take the JEE Main Mock Test?
- The candidate needs to visit the official website of NTA to take the JEE Main Mock Test. Mock Test for JEE Main can now also be taken via home.
- Search for “Student” Tab. Click on it.
- Now, click on “Mock Test” which will take you to this link – nta.ac.in/Quiz
- Candidates would be asked to select the exam they are appearing for and the corresponding paper.
- Click on “Start Mock Test”.
- Candidates would not be asked for any credentials. After this, just click on login.
- At the beginning of the JEE Main Mock Tests, general instructions would be provided. The instructions would help the students to know the to-do’s in JEE Main Mock Tests.
- After making declarations on general instructions, click on “Proceed”.
- Question board on the right side of the screen would be depicting the status of the questions in the mock test. For different status, different colours are involved to show the answer status of each question.
JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern
The major highlights of the JEE Main Exam Pattern are tabulated here. Point to note here is that there are now 3 separate papers for different courses and the exam pattern for each paper varies accordingly.
|Question Type||MCQs + Numerical Value||Drawing + MCQs + Numerical Value||Planning + MCQs + Numerical Value|
|Medium of Exam||English, Hindi, Gujarati.||Hindi, English, Gujarati||English, Hindi, Gujarati.|
|Mode of Exam||Online||Offline and Online||Online|
|Sections||Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics||Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test||Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Planning based question|
|Questions in Each Section||25||50 – Aptitude test | 25 – Mathematics | 2 – Drawing Test||50 – Aptitude test | 25 – Mathematics | 25- Planning|
|Marking Scheme for MCQ||+4 for correct answer | -1 for an incorrect answer|
|Marking Scheme for Numerical value||+4 for correct answer | no marks for an incorrect answer | no marks for unanswered|
JEE Main Eligibility Criteria
JEE Main 2020 Eligibility is what decides if a candidate has all the required qualifications to take the JEE Main Exam. Unable to meet the criteria, your candidature can be cancelled at any moment before joining a college. To sum up, the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria is based on the following parameters-
- Date of Birth/Age Limit
- Qualifying Exam i.e. 10+2 or equivalent
- Aggregate Marks scored in Qualifying Exam
- Year of Passing the Qualifying Exam
- Number of Attempts
Following is the Eligibility Criteria for the aspirants who wish to attempt the JEE Main exam in 2020:
|Criteria||Eligibility for Appearing in JEE Main||Relaxation (for reserved categories)|
|Age limit||No age limit||No age limit|
|Minimum qualifying marks (for admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs, and CFTIs)||75% marks in aggregate||65% marks in aggregate|
|Year of passing class 12||Passing after 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020||–|
|Total number of attempts||3 (consecutive)||–|
Important Points for JEE Main Eligibility Criteria
- There is no age limit to be eligible for JEE Main 2020. But some IITs have an age limit to get admission.
- Further, candidates who have passed 12th or equivalent exam in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 are eligible.
- Also, candidates must have passed 12th from a recognized central or state board.
- Candidates who have passed 12th from NIOS must have studied a minimum of five subjects.
- There are no criteria on pass percentage in the qualifying exam to write JEE Main. Yet, for admissions into the IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, candidates need a certain score. In all, they need an aggregate score of 75% in the qualifying exam (65% for SC/ST/PwD categories).
Subjects required in 10+2
This criterion does not limit a candidate from appearing in JEE Main 2020. The participating colleges of JEE Main want these bucket of subjects in class 12th-
- JEE Main Paper 1 – B.Tech/B.E.
- Anyone of subjects including Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or Technical Vocational Subject
- JEE Main Paper 2 – B.Arch.
- JEE Main Paper 3 – B.Planning
With this under consideration, it is evident that now B.E/B.Tech course does not need Chemistry as the main subject. Although, colleges might still consider this under admission criteria.
JEE Main Reservation Criteria
NTA assigns All India Rank to candidates as per their respective categories. They follow the Government of India directives on reservation criteria as mentioned below:
The benefit of reservation for admission into the NITs/IIITs and CFTIs are extended by the central category list published by the GOI. State Engineering colleges accepting JEE Main scores abide by the state reservation rules.
|NIT (Other State Quota)||50% of the seats are reserved for the candidates who belong to all other states and Union Territories excluding Home State.|
|NIT (Home State Quota)||50%|
|Center/State Funded Technical Institutes||Home Quota/State Quota/All India Quota|
|Government Funded Technical Institutes||All India Quota|
|State Engineering Colleges||All India Quota|
How to claim reservation in JEE Main?
So, candidates can easily claim reservation in JEE Main. The candidate must enter the category he/she belongs to in the following manner-
- The candidate must mention the reservation category in JEE Main 2020 Application Form.
- During JEE Main Counselling, the candidate must submit proof and documents of reservation.
- If a candidate cannot provide proof, reservation for applied category will be void. And, the candidate will be considered under the unreserved category for further process.
- Candidates can apply under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category. This is valid for all candidates. Including, General category falling under the EWS criteria.
JEE Main 2020 Application Form
- JEE Main 2020 Application form can be completed in the online mode and can be accessed at the official website.
- Candidates except for candidates of J&K, Assam, and Meghalaya, must register with their Aadhaar Number. (Aadhaar Enrollment Number for whose Aadhaar Card has been applied but not issued)
- J&K, Assam and Meghalaya candidates can register with a valid passport number, bank a/c number, ration card number or any such ID proof issued by the government.
- Also, candidates must have a valid email ID and an active mobile number for JEE Main Registration. Candidates must keep their email ID and mobile phone number till the JEE Main and admission is over. As important information may be shared via email or SMS by the exam conducting authority.
Steps for JEE Main 2020 Application
The application process contains 7 steps to complete the JEE Main Application Form. They are:
- Registration through Aadhaar Number
- Fill the Online Application Form
- Verification of Mobile Number and Email ID
- Uploading of Images
- Fee Payment
- Slot Booking (only for Computer Based Test)
- Printing of Acknowledgement Page
- Candidates must ensure that all details entered in the JEE Main Application Form are correct as there is a very limited scope to make any correction/modification in the form after submission.
- There is usually a short window for online correction or modification with a valid reason for specific sections in the form. Please note that no change will be accepted through fax/application including email etc.
- The application fee for JEE Main can be paid online (debit/credit cards) as well as offline (e-challan deposited with the requisite amount of cash at Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank). Additional bank charges as applicable are to be borne by the candidates.
- Please note that in case the payment process is not complete, the acknowledgement slip will not be generated upon submission of the JEE Main Application Form. The fee payment status can be checked on the official website.
- Candidates are required to upload scanned copies of their photograph, specimen signature and specimen signature of either parents/guardian as per the specifications given below:
|Image Particulars||File Type||File Size|
|Candidate’s Recent Photograph (image should be clear with the name and date printed on it)||.jpeg/jpg||10 KB – 200 KB|
|Candidate’s Specimen Signature||.jpeg/jpg||4 KB – 30 KB|
- Please note that candidates are not required to send the hard copy of the JEE Main Application to the NTA. However, candidates are advised to obtain a print of the application acknowledgement page (or save as PDF) for future reference.
Latest News Updates
- JEE Main 2021 Will Be Conducted In More Regional Languages, Says Education Minister
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- JoSAA Releases Updated Instructions For Online Verification & Change of Willingness
- JoSAA Counselling 2020: Second Mock Seat Allotment Released, Registrations End Tomorrow
- Candidates Will Get Another Chance Directly in JEE Advanced 2021 Due To COVID-19
How to set the password for JEE Main Application Form?
JEE Main 2020 Application Form will ask you to set a password and a security question the very first time of JEE Main Registration. It is always feasible to change the password but it is advised to set a strong password which is easy to remember and stops any information leaks. Below are the guidelines of the password for JEE Main Application Form 2020.
- Character length of password must be 8 to 13. A longer password is accepted as well.
- Password must contain-
- One uppercase letter (ABCD..)
- One lowercase letter (abcd..)
- One numeric character (12345..)
- One special character such as – [email protected]#$%^&*()_+
How to avail EWS Reservation in JEE Main 2020 Application Form?
As per the new law enacted in 2019, 10% reservation will be provided to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in educational institutes. EWS reservation is valid for all the various categories if they fall under the criteria of EWS category. To get reservation under EWS while applying for JEE Main 2020, follow steps below-
- Go to the official website of JEE Main 2020 – jeemain.nta.nic.in
- Search for JEE Main Application Form.
- While choosing a category in the JEE Main Application Form select – EWS
- Fill the form same as given in the steps above.
- Submit the application form.
- Candidates will not be asked for proof while filling JEE Main Application but will be asked for JEE Advanced 2020 Application
JEE Main 2020 Application Fee
JEE Main Application Fee varies for categories as well as the choice of exam center and mode of exam. The fee details for JEE Main 2020 with all the combination of exams is tabulated below:
|Paper/Category||B.E./B.Tech or B.Arch or B.Planning||B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch or B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning or B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch & B.Planning or B.Arch & B.Planning||B.E./B.Tech or B.Arch or B.Planning||B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch or B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning or B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch & B.Planning or B.Arch & B.Planning|
|–||In India||In India||Outside India||Outside India|
Please note that application fees once paid are not refunded under any circumstances.
What happens if there is an error while paying JEE Main Application Fee?
Normally to prevent any errors, it is suggested that-
- Internet Connection should be stable with a speed of at least 1 Mbps.
- Debit/Credit Card details or Net Banking Details or UPI details should be ready before proceeding to the fee payment portal.
- Do not pay the fee on a public internet connection. This is prone to data theft.
- Do not press the back button in case of long loading time. Wait until the page redirects to JEE Main Application Portal.
In case, your account has been debited, but the payment has not been reflected in the JEE Main Application Form, it is suggested to pay the application fee again. The previous debit will automatically be reversed within 4 to 5 working days. If it does not reflect in your bank account, it is suggested to call NTA helpline number.
JEE Main Application Form Correction
The organizing authority of JEE Main 2020 provides a one-time facility for making corrections in certain fields of the JEE Main Application Form. An additional fee may be charged for making corrections in JEE Main Application Form. The JEE Main Form Correction Window is made available after the last date of submitting the JEE Main application form.
The corrections made after the end date are not considered. The JEE Main Form Correction facility is just like filling the registration form again for JEE Main 2020. Every detail can be changed/edited except for the mode of exam.
Details that can be corrected in JEE Main Correction Facility
As per the latest notice, JEE Main Application Form Correction Facility has been extended up to 31st July 2020 amid the further postponement of JEE Main 2020 April session, due to COVID-19 disease outbreak all over the country. Candidates can edit the following details in their JEE Main Application Form for April 2020 session-
- Candidate’s Name (as per class 10th mark-sheet)
- Paper (change from Paper 1 to Paper 2 or vice versa)
- Aadhar Number: Unlike last year, the Aadhar number can be updated.
- Date of Birth (as per class 10th mark-sheet)
- Communication Address
- Permanent Address
- Contact Number
- Photograph and Signature
Scope of Changing Exam Center City
This facility is not provided in JEE Main Form Correction Facility. But due to requests coming from multiple candidates regarding changing the exam city preference amid the country-wide lockdown imposed to control outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, NTA has extended the scope of JEE Main Correction Facility with changing exam city preference. Now, candidates can update exam city preference for all 4 choices previously provided by them.
JEE Main Form Correction Fee
There is no fee required for making corrections in the JEE Main Application Form, except for the changes given below-
- If a candidate is changing category, he/she will be required to pay as per the change in category. For example, if a candidate changes category from SC/ST to General, the additional fee will have to be paid.
- If a candidate is changing exam city to a foreign exam center preference, then the additional fee will be required to be paid.
In case a candidate is making any changes where the JEE Main Application Fee is reduced, there are no refunds for such changes. For example, no refund will be provided for changing the category from General to SC/ST/OBC/PwD.
JEE Main Test Practice Centers by NTA
NTA has set up more than 4000 test centers in schools and colleges across the country to make more and more candidates aware of the Computer Based Test (CBT) environment.
- Free registration facility is provided to candidates on the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA).
- “NTA Student” Application can also be downloaded to locate the exam centers and the nearest test practice center provided by NTA.
- Test Practice Centers for JEE Main includes staff who help in motivating the students, clear their doubts and solve their problems while making them aware of the computer-based test environment.
- Recently, due to COVID-19 outbreak, NTA has also provided a similar facility as the test practice center.
- This facility of free mock tests can also be accessed using the official website of JEE Main.
For improving your performance in JEE Main: Read JEE Main Preparation Tips
JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 1 (B.Tech/B.E.)
- Paper-1 of JEE Main 2020 is conducted for admissions to undergraduate engineering courses.
- As per the recent changes in JEE Main 2020, the exam will be a Computer-Based Test and will be conducted in Online Mode only.
- JEE Main Paper 1 will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects only.
- There will be a total of 75 Questions including 5 numerical value questions and 20 Multiple Choice Questions from each subject.
- The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes (3 hours)
- The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi. However, students filling the exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli cities will have the option to opt for English, Hindi or Gujarati medium.
JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 2 (B.Arch)
- JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate architecture courses (B.Arch).
- Paper 2 will be a Computer Based Test as well as Pen Paper Based Test, testing a candidate’s aptitude in the field of Mathematics and Drawing Ability. Paper 2 will also have an aptitude section.
- Drawing section will be conducted offline in pen and paper mode.
- Candidates are required to take essential equipment/tools for the Drawing section as these tools will not be provided by the exam authority for JEE Main.
- JEE Main Paper 2 will have a total of 77 questions, 50 questions from aptitude test, 2 questions from drawing test and 25 questions from mathematics.
- Aptitude and Maths section questions will score 4 marks for each right answer. Drawing section is more value-based, with a maximum score up to 50 for each question.
- The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes only.
- The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi. However, students filling the exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities will have the option to opt for English, Hindi or Gujarati medium.
- Each correct question will carry 4 marks and two drawing questions will be of 50 marks each.
- One mark will be deducted from the candidates’ total score for each incorrect response. No negative marking for Numerical Value Based Questions.
JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 3 (B.Planning)
- Paper-3 of JEE Main 2020 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate planning courses in Architecture Colleges (B.Planning).
- Paper 3 will also be a Computer Based Test, testing a candidate’s aptitude in the field of Mathematics and Planning ability.
- The JEE Main Paper 3 will consist of a total of 100 questions (maximum of all JEE Main papers) which includes 50 questions for aptitude test, 25 questions for Planning test and 25 questions from Mathematics. Numerical Value-Based Questions will be asked here as well.
- The duration of the exam will be 180 minutes.
- The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi. However, students filling the exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities will have the option to opt for English, Hindi or Gujarati medium.
- Each correct answer will provide 4 marks.
- One mark will be deducted from the candidates’ total score for each incorrect response. There will be no negative marking for Numerical Value-Based Questions.
What Do Different Colours in JEE Main 2020 Questions Mean?
There are specifically 5 ways a question can be depicted in an Online, Computer-Based Test. Below are the official instructions for questions from JEE Main Mock Test. These colours might be different in the actual exam.
- Grey – Unvisited/Not Checked
- Green – Answered
- Red – Visited but NOT answered
- Purple – Marked for REVIEW, and not yet answered
- Purple with green circle – Marked for REVIEW and answered
Navigating In Sections and Questions of JEE Main 2020
The steps here are not just dedicated for JEE Main Mock Test but also for the actual JEE Main Computer-Based Exam. Candidates will find these guidelines also before starting any JEE Main Mock Test.
- While going through a question, select the option from the given multiple choices and click on the “Save and Next” button which will save your answer for the particular question and lead you to the next question from the section.
- In order to change your answer, you can click on the respective option.
- “Clear Response” button is used when you want to remove a marked answer. This can be used to prevent any negative marking for an uncertain question.
- “Mark for Review and Next” will highlight the question in the Questions Panel on the right of the screen. This is useful if you want to return back to a question later on.
- “Mark for Review and Next” will have a small green dot/circle if you have answered the particular question. If you are not sure about your choice for a question and want to review the same later on, this will be helpful.
Other Helpful Tips
- All the sections are named on the top of the screen and the section which is being viewed would get highlighted. Sometimes, sections are provided in the Question Panel on the test screen.
- You can jump from one section to another if you have viewed all the questions of that particular section. You cannot jump to the 3rd Section from the very beginning. To do that, visit all questions from the 1st and 2nd Section.
- In a way, this shows that there is no time limit for any particular section. Candidates can move from any question or another.
- Every new section will begin with the first question of that section. Remember that Question Papers in Computer Based Mode also have various sets which prevent any kind of cheating in an exam. Your question set will be different from the candidate sitting beside you.
JEE Main 2020 Syllabus
JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 covers the syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics of CBSE class 11 and 12. While the questions in JEE Main Paper 2 are largely based on Aptitude and Drawing along with some class 12 level Mathematics. JEE Main Paper 3 consists of Planning based questions, Aptitude and Mathematics. JEE Main Paper 3 has the most number of questions with a total of 100 questions to be solved in 3 hours. Students must check the syllabus for JEE Main 2020 for all three papers.
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry|
|General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals||States of Matter|
|Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)||Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure|
|P-Block Elements||Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry|
|d-and-f Block Elements||Equilibrium|
|Environmental Chemistry||Chemical Thermodynamics|
|Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds||Chemical Kinetics|
|Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry||Surface Chemistry|
|Biomolecules||Organic Compounds Containing Halogens|
|Compounds Containing Oxygen||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|Chemistry In Everyday Life||Principles Related to Practical Chemistry|
|Physics and Measurement||Properties of Solids and Liquids|
|Law of Motion||Thermodynamics|
|Work, Energy, and Power||Kinetic Theory of Gases|
|Rotational Motion||Oscillations and Waves|
|Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents||Electromagnetic Waves|
|Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism||Current Electricity|
|Electrostatics||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|Optics||Atoms and Nuclei|
|Electronic Devices||Communication Systems|
|Sets, Relations, and Functions||Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications|
|Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations||Sequences and Series|
|Matrices and Determinants||Limit Continuity, and Differentiability|
|Permutations and Combinations||Three Dimensional Geometry|
|Mathematical Induction||Integral Calculus|
|Coordinate Geometry||Differential Equations|
|Vectoral Algebra||Statistics and Probability|
|Drawing and Designing of geometrical or abstract shapes & patterns in pencil||Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union|
|Development of Surfaces and Volumes||Elevation and 3D views of objects rotation|
|Generation of Plan||Creating 2D & 3D compositions using given shapes and forms|
|Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes||–|
|Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials||Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build—environment. Visualising three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings|
|different sides of three-dimensional objects||Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal)|
|Visualizing||Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms, and elements, color texture, harmony and contrast|
|Design and drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil||Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, elevations and 3 D views of objects|
|Creating two dimensional and three-dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms||Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces, ect.), landscape (river fronts, jungles, trees, plants, etc.) and rural life.|
Note that NTA has issued a notice regarding no change in JEE Main April 2020 Syllabus from JEE Main January 2020 Syllabus. This is because a large number of students were asking for a decrease in the syllabus for JEE Main April 2020 session which is postponed till 18th July 2020 amid the COVID-19 crisis.
JEE Main Important Topics
As the JEE Main exam is coming closer, it is very important to know the JEE Main Important Topics that you must prepare thoroughly to provide a good base for a good score. We have provided a list of subject-wise topics that are important for the JEE Main Exam (Paper 1 only). It is advised to read the whole article about important topics to understand segregation more deeply.
JEE Main Important Topics for Physics
Physics section of JEE Main includes more than 21 chapters and some of the most important chapters are given below-
|Oscillations And Waves||10%|
|Atoms And Nuclei||5%|
|Laws of Motion||5%|
|Magnetic effect of Current and Magnetism||9%|
JEE Main Important Topics for Chemistry
Chemistry section of JEE Main comprises 30 chapters. These are further divided into three – Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. The number of chapters in Chemistry is very large which makes it comparatively harder to score. It is often seen that students attempt the easiest questions of Chemistry wrongly. Given below are some most important chapters of JEE Main Chemistry. Do note that segregation according to 3 subheads is not given-
|Important Topics||Expected Weightage|
|Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry||9%|
|Carbohydrates, Amino Acids, and Polymers||7%|
|Periodic Table and Representative elements||6%|
|General Organic Chemistry||6%|
JEE Main Important Topics for Mathematics
Mathematics section is probably the most scoring section of JEE Main. Students do not have to write the steps or solve the complete question as required in board exams. This requires conceptual knowledge along with good calculation skills. There are around 25 chapters in JEE Main Mathematics syllabus. Out of these, the most important ones are given below-
All topics of Calculus are deemed highly important for the JEE Main 2020. These topics create a base for further study of engineering and require a lot of dedication from students. Prepare all these topics with complete dedication.
Best Books for JEE Main 2020
Given below are some best books that will help students strategise their study pattern and subject-wise concepts for JEE Main 2020. The maximum amount of practice is required and that is what these refreshers engage you in. Check out these subject-wise lists provided below-
Physics section of JEE Main consists of both theory and numerical questions. A student must be prepared with both types of questions. This can be done only by learning topics conceptually. Although, mugging up the topics is not a good idea it is suggested for a few things such as formulae. Given below is a table of books and it’s usage.
|Book And Author||Usage|
|Concepts of Physics (Vol. 1 and 2) by H.C Verma||Questions from all chapters. Topic-wise exercises.|
|Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker||Good explanation of all topics|
|Understanding Physics by D C Pandey (Arihant Publications): Set of books for|
Electricity & Magnetism
Mechanics (Vol. 1 & 2)
Optics & Modern Physics
Waves & Thermodynamics
|Relevant explanations and deduction of answers. Large questions sets.|
|Problems in General Physics by I E Irodov||Large number of questions for practice|
|Understanding Physics by Freedman and Young||Theoretical explanation of major topics|
Chemistry is often considered easy due to the limited number of practical questions and major topics on theoretical knowledge. But, if devised properly, questions from chemistry can be toughest of all the 3 sections. So, given below are books that will help in both theory as well as numericals of Chemistry section in JEE Main.
|Book And Author||Usage|
|NCERT Textbook (Class XI and XII)||Practice. Weightage of NCERT questions is high.|
|Organic Chemistry by O P Tandon||Clear description of major topics|
|Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee||Practising Physical Chemistry Numerical Questions|
|Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd||Practice of advanced level organic chemistry|
|Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee||Topic explanation with useful numerical examples in Inorganic Chemistry|
|Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins||Practising advanced level Physical Chemistry|
|Concept of Physical Chemistry by P Bahadur||Theory and numericals of Physical chemistry|
Mathematics is hard and interesting at the same time. Students can stretch their JEE Main score with the help of this section if their preparation is done properly. Mathematics has a straightforward approach towards questions and thus it can be quick to solve. If solving practical questions, it is often difficult to understand the question rather than solving it. Given below are some books that will help students excel their preparations-
|Book And Author||Usage|
|Objective Mathematics by R D Sharma||Practising every topic|
|Plane Trigonometry by S L Loney||Focuses on Trigonometry|
|The Elements of Coordinate Geometry by S L Loney||Questions on Coordinate Geometry|
|Algebra by Dr S K Goyal Arihant Publications||Algebra basics and advanced numericals|
|Play with Graphs by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)||Solving questions using graphs|
|Differential Calculus by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)||Practice maximum questions on Differentiation|
|Integral Calculus by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)||Practical as well as Numerical Questions on Integration|
|Complete Mathematics for JEE Main TMH||Description of major topics|
Aptitude and Drawing
Although these two sections are different, they can be prepared using compiled books available in the market specifically for JEE Main Paper 2 (B.Arch) exam. The same books are also used for the preparation of the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA). Given below is a list of best books for Aptitude and Drawing.
|Books and Author||Usage|
|A Complete Self-Guide for B.Arch Entrance Examination – P.K. Mishra (Arihant)||Prepare for – Analytical Reasoning
|Steps to Architecture (NATA) B.Arch. Entrance Exam – Nimish Madan||History of Architecture in India
Availability of required Drawings and Sketches
Previous Year Papers
|B.Arch/NATA/JEE Main – Offline Drawing Test – Nimish Madan||Explanatory 2D and 3D images, solved and unsolved sample papers|
|Complete Architecture Entrance Guide – Ashok Goel and Arjun Kamal||Architectural awareness and aptitude, Large question bank|
Check Best Books for B.Arch
Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2020
To score well in JEE Main exam candidates must follow the preparation tips. We have provided some basic JEE Main preparation tips.
- Syllabus – Complete go through of syllabus of JEE Main 2020 is very important. Check the best books and check the weightage to prioritize topics from JEE Main Syllabus. Practice the topics according to the weightage given as per the past year trends. Maintain a separate sheet or checklist for topics of syllabus of various subjects.
- Mock Tests – Solve maximum JEE Main Mock Tests to analyse the performance on a daily basis. Practising mocks daily on table and chair with a continuous dedication of 3 hours will engage your mind and body for the exam hall pressure. Online mocks also provide sectional, chapter-wise, accuracy and speed analysis of the attempted mock test. Look into your weaknesses and strengths.
- Revision – Set a fixed study time and revision time for the week. Revision promises regularity with the topics that are left out of practice. Previous years’ JEE Main question papers must be solved to ensure a good revision strategy. Every weekend must be dedicated for revision of left out topics as well as a short revision of theoretical topics.
- Speed – Sectional Timing is not a thing in JEE Main. But 75 questions in 3 hours, notwithstanding the utmost difficulty level of the JEE Main Exam, will require quick speed in calculations as well as grasping power. Once you start reading and understanding maximum questions, the speed will pick up and you will be pacing through the exam with ease.
- Accuracy – Try solving maximum questions in the first 90 minutes of the exam. Dedicate the second half towards accurate answers as speed usually kills accuracy. Try solving maximum questions but with accurate answers only. Hits and trials are allowed but it is better to be completely accurate to ensure the least negative marking. Building your score will get easy which in turn will also help in All India Ranks considered for IITs.
- Time – Limit your time for recreational activities first. Calculate how many hours in a day do you have for dedicated study. Schedule the day accordingly. If not able to set a schedule, fix the number of hours of each activity. Stick to the schedule and set goals for each day. Set deadlines over the week and cover the entire syllabus within the stipulated time.
JEE Main Paper Analysis (January 2020 Session)
JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis (Jan 2020 session)
JEE Main Paper 1 was moderate to difficult in all the shifts conducted between Jan 6th to Jan 9th 2020.
- The Physics section was hardest among all, according to many candidates.
- The chemistry section was comparatively easy for a large number of students.
- NCERT Questions were asked in the Chemistry section, which proved to be easy to moderate for most aspirants.
- Mathematics was also easy but the questions were heavily time-consuming. Numerical Value Questions were most time-consuming.
- Many candidates found it impossible to attempt all the questions from Mathematics within the given time frame. Even if allotted for more than 1 hour, questions consumed a long time to solve.
- The overall time required to solve all the questions of the Paper would be at least 3 hours and 30 minutes.
JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Analysis PDFs (by Resonance)
Resonance Institute released Paper Analysis of JEE Main 2020 January Session for B.E/B.Tech Paper (Paper 1). Candidates can download the PDFs from the links below.
|Date||Shift 1 (Morning)||Shift 2 (Afternoon)|
|7th Jan 2020||Download||Download|
|8th Jan 2020||Download||Download|
|9th Jan 2020||Download||Download|
JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis (Jan 2020 Session)
Given below is a detailed analysis of the JEE Main Paper 2 so that students can get a better understanding of the exam.
- The overall difficulty of the B.Arch Paper in both the sessions was easy to moderate.
- A large number of questions were complicated rather than tough.
- In the Maths section, a lot of questions were from class 11th syllabus.
- Many candidates stated that numerical answer based questions are very challenging and time-consuming.
The B.Arch paper is subdivided into three sections – Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing. Given below is a snapshot of how the various sections of Paper 2 troubled a majority of students.
In the Aptitude section of Paper 2, students are usually evaluated on the basis of mental ability and not on theoretical facts. The questions were from these topics majorly-
- 3D and 2D images
- Symmetry between various figures
- Viewing and analysis of building structures from the top
In the mathematics section, questions were asked from
- Coordinate geometry
- Set theory
Questions from the Mathematics section were treated as most perplexing. Numerical Value Questions were also highly time-consuming. Due to this, many students stated that the Maths section was the toughest of all the sections of Paper 2.
Drawing section of JEE Main Paper 2 assesses the creativity and artistic skills of candidates to ensure the best students join the B.Arch course. The JEE Main Paper 2 drawing section was of 100 marks, with just 2 questions of 50 marks each. Evaluation is based on various factors. Students were asked to draw a sketch of a gymnast and make a composition out of cylinders.
JEE Main Paper 3 Analysis (Jan 2020 Session)
The JEE Main Paper 3 is subdivided into three sections-
- Aptitude test
- Planning-based questions
The total time limit for the exam was three hours with the highest number of questions i.e. 100. Planning-based section alone comprises 50 questions. Given below is sectional analysis from JEE Main Paper 3.
Similar to JEE Main Paper 2 for B.Arch, the difficulty level for the mathematics section was highest as per the students. Questions were from the basic level of understanding and there were no advanced to difficult level questions. Questions were majorly from Class 11th syllabus. These topics were major contributors-
- Conic sections
- Set theory
- Coordinate geometry
An example of a Mathematics question to describe how the mental ability of students is being evaluated – “The vector equations of the sides of a parallel pipe is given along with its volume. Find the coordinates of the vector equations of the sides.”
Students also said that they found the objective type planning section questions quick and easy to solve but required more factual and general knowledge rather than conceptual. In this section, they were asked general knowledge questions, such as who is the famous architect from the options given below. Questions related to development schemes of the government were also asked. Questions about planned cities and directions, maps were also very common.
The Aptitude section was easy to moderate on the difficulty scale. Questions related to, what will be the side view of a particular building, or if its top view is given or vice versa, were mostly asked here. The questions from the Aptitude section were deemed easy by many students. However, it was a bit time-consuming similar to Mathematics.
Top 20 Percentile Cutoff
Although the marks secured in Class 12th is no longer given weightage for JEE Main Rank Calculation, yet it is a determining factor for admission to colleges such as IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. However, a lot of boards do not release marks in the form of percentage and therefore, it is not possible to check eligibility of 75% minimum aggregate marks. Hence, the counselling authority also considers candidates falling in the top 20 percentile while determining their eligibility for admission to colleges or courses.
The list of top 20 percentile scorers for each educational board will be released on the official site by JoSAA. The top 20 percentile cutoff marks will be released after class 12th exams of participating boards. Board exams for 12th Class were scheduled for March 2020 but now 29 subjects have been delayed indefinitely due to COVID-19 outbreak.
The top 20 percentile cutoff marks are announced for IITs and other colleges such as NITs, IIITs and GFTIs separately on the official site, josaa.nic.in. Although the top 20 percentile is released after the result declaration, candidates must be aware of the previous year trends.
Top 20 Percentile Cutoff for CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
Top 20 Percentile Cut Off for ISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination)
JEE Main Participating Colleges
More than 100 colleges take part in the counselling process of JEE Main. In order to score admission in top IIT courses, candidates need to clear JEE Advanced 2020 as well. But before that, candidates need to get a rank in the top 2,50,000 qualifiers of the JEE Main exam to be eligible for the JEE Advanced 2020.
But maybe it is good to have contingencies, and that is why it would be considered a smart move if you have knowledge of good institutes other than just the IITs. There are many private as well as government-funded institutes that provide admissions based on the JEE Main scores. Various institutes like NITs, IITs, IIITs, GFTIs and major state-funded colleges allot their seats on the basis of JEE Main scores. Now, seats in many private colleges are also filled using the scores of JEE Main only. Although there are a few colleges such as BITS Pilani which conduct their own exam (BITSAT) for admissions to their top courses. Candidates are advised to check the JoSAA counselling Process to ensure that they do not commit any mistakes.
Indian Institute Of Information Technology (IIITs) Under JEE Main 2020
The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) are also autonomous engineering institutions providing some of the best courses on engineering focused on Information Technology and Communication Studies. IIITs, usually pronounced triple-IT, are popular among the students after IITs and NITs, with a good student track record.
There are a total of 25 IIITs in India. Under these 25 IIITs, 5 are listed as Institutes of National Importance. These are established, funded and managed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Around 4,000 seats are allotted by JoSAA from these colleges. List of IIITs is given below-
|Name of IIITs||B.Tech Seats|
|PDSM IIITDM Jabalpur, Est in 2017||300|
|ABV IIIT Gwalior, Est in 1997||248|
|IIIT Allahabad, Est in 1999||300|
|IIITDM Kanchipuram, Est in 2007||420|
|IIIT Pune, Est in 2016||120|
|IIIT Guwahati, Est in 2013||200|
|IIIT Kota, Est in 2013||180|
|IIIT Sri City, Est in 2013||270|
|IIIT Vadodara, Est in 2013||200|
|IIIT Nagpur, Est in 2016||110|
|IIIT Kalyani, Est in 2014||130|
|IIIT Lucknow, Est in 2015||75|
|IIIT Dharwad, Est in 2015||180|
|IIIT Bhagalpur, Est in 2017||150|
|IIIT Bhopal, Est in 2017||180|
|IIIT Kottayam, Est in 2015||90|
|IIIT Ranchi, Est in2016||120|
|IIIT Una, Est in 2014||160|
|IIIT Surat, Ent in 2017||120|
|IIIT Manipur, Est in 2015||100|
|IIITDM Kurnool, Est in 2015||120|
|IIIT Tiruchirapalli, Est in 2013||60|
|IIIT Sonepat, Est in 2014||90|
Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) Under JEE Main 2020
Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) are another category of participating institutions which accept the score of JEE Main for the admission in B.Tech/B.E. courses. JEE Main Cutoff decides the All India Rank of a candidate and that further decides if the candidate will be allotted a seat under a particular course of a college. JoSAA conducts counselling process for GFTIs too, based on JEE Main scores. Students prefer these colleges after IITs, similarly to NITs. More than 9000 seats are allotted under GFTIs. Given below is a list of GFTIs
- Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
- National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Aurangabad, Maharashtra
- Assam University, Silchar, Assam
- Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal
- Mizoram University, Aizawl
- School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
- Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management (IITRAM), Ahmedabad, Gujarat
- J.K. Institute of Applied Physics and Technology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
- Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand
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