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JEE Main Slot Booking 2020- Check Exam Date and Time

NTA has scraped the slot booking process. As per the new system, JEE Main slot booking process will be conducted by NTA and candidates will not have the leisure to select their slot. The NTA (National Testing Agency) that happens to be the exam conducting body will be allotting the date, shift, and timing. They will be randomly allocating the slots for registered candidates. The allotment will be conducted by NTA using computer software on a random basis. The allotment will begin after the closure of application date.

The slot booking for JEE Main comprising of date and shift booking is an important aspect of all students who are appearing for JEE Main 2020. However, as per reports, the JEE Mains has brought about few changes. The examination will now be conducted in two shifts and 8 settings. Furthermore, the Mains will be conducted in two sessions (i.e. in January and April).

The date and time shift for both Paper I and Paper II will be on  JEE Main Admit Card. Admit cards will be available from 20 March, 2020. Many students expected to have the advantage of slot booking but NTA due to logistics and other reasons seems to have revoked the facility.

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JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Age, Qualifying Marks & Number of Attempts

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has officially released the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020 in its brochure. The candidates preparing for JEE Main 2020 must meet the eligibility criteria before planning to apply for the entrance test. The candidates that are unable to meet the eligibility criteria got rejected at any stage of the admission process by the authorities.

Latest: HRD Minister Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced JEE Main 2020 dates. Read more here

All the aspirants who are planning to get admission for B.E/B. Tech programs must go through the eligibility criteria. Candidates should know the eligibility criteria so that all their doubts and queries related to the same can be solved. The factors that define JEE Main eligibility criteria are educational qualification, age limit, nationality, subjects studied in Class 12/10+2 or equivalent and some other mandatory details that are needed at the time of registration. JEE Main 2020  July session is scheduled to be conducted from 18th July – 23rd July 2020.

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020

Before proceeding to fill the Application Form of JEE Main 2020, the candidates must refer to JEE Main eligibility criteria 2020. The candidate’s eligibility for the JEE Main 2020 will be based on the parameters mentioned below:

  • Qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 or equivalent
  • Date of Birth/Age Limit
  • Marks scored in the qualifying exam
  • Number of Attempts

Major changes in the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020

Before discussing the basic criteria, let us discuss some important changes that have been introduced in Eligibility Criteria and are important for the aspirants to be aware of:

  • Must possess valid ID – The Indian candidates need to show their Aadhar Card or other valid IDs to give the entrance exam. Similarly, foreign candidates must present a valid passport.
  • Guidelines for Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, and Assam Applicants – The candidates who belong to these states and are taking the exam must provide the required details which include Passport Number, Ration Card, Bank Account Number or any other Govt. The candidates need to fill the ID Number while filling the JEE Main 2020 Application Form. Also, they need to select cities in these States as examination Centers.
  • Class 12th marks not provided weightage – As per new NTA’s guidelines, no weightage will be given to the marks obtained in class XII at the time of calculating All India Rank of JEE Main 2020.
  • Admission to IITs/ NITs/ IIITs and CFTIs – Minimum of 75% marks in class 12th, or rank under top 20 percentile in class 12th class exam conducted by the respective board to get selected for admissions in these government institutes. For the candidates belonging to SC/ST category, the qualifying marks are, however, 65% marks.

Detailed JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying exam

  • Candidates must have passed class 12 or any equivalent exams in 2018 or 2019.
  • The candidates’ who will be taking class 12 or equivalent qualifying exams in 2020 are also eligible to apply for JEE Main.

Age Limit/Year of Qualifying Exam

  • Though there is no age limit now in JEE Main, the candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam in 2018 or 2019.
  • The students who are appearing 10+2 or equivalent exams in 2020 can also apply.
  • IITs have a separate age limit for admissions, which might affect your eligibility for JEE Advanced 2020.

Number of attempts

  • The aspirants planning to give JEE Main exam are allowed to participate in the entrance exam for 3 consecutive years.
  • JEE Main exam which is conducted twice a year allows the aspirants to appear in both the attempts.
  • Both attempts for one academic year will be considered as a single attempt only.

Aggregate Marks in Qualifying Examination

  • General Category – 75% marks in aggregate are required to be eligible.
  • SC/ST/PWD Category – 65% marks in aggregate are required to be eligible.
  • Candidates below the aggregate as given above will be considered ineligible.

Combination of subject(s) for admission in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs

As per the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020, all the candidates taking the JEE Main 2020 must have opted for 5 main subjects in the qualifying examination. If any candidate has less than 5 subjects, he/she will be considered ineligible.

Admission counselling for the NITs, IIITS, CFTIs is conducted by Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB). As per the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria, 2020, compulsory subjects for the candidates taking the exam include:

  • Paper 1 – B.Tech/B.E.
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Any one of subjects including Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or Technical Vocational Subject
  • Paper 2 – B.Arch.
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics
  • Paper 3 – B.Planning
    • Mathematics

Eligibility for Admission to NITs/IIITs/CFTIs Participating via CSAB

Admission to NITs/IIITs/CFTIs via CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board) will be based on the All India Rank (AIR).

  • Candidates are required to either score at least 75% marks in 10+2 exams or are in Top 20 Percentile in 10+2 conducted by the respective boards.
  • Candidates belonging to the SC/ST category are required to score at least 65% in 10+2 exams.

Admission to NITs, IITs, CFTIs, SFIs or State Engineering Colleges

Authority Institute Program Eligibility Criteria
Central Seat Allocation Authority B.E/B.Tech/ B.Plan NITS, IIITs, CFTIs B.E/B.Tech/ B.Plan 75% marks in the 12thorIn the top 20% percentile in class 12th

(For SC/ST- 65% in 12th final exam)

Council of Architecture Institutes other than NITs, IIITs, CFTIs B.Arch 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics along with 50% aggregate in the qualifying exam.

Check JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

JEE Main 2020 Reservation

Reservation of seats in JEE Main 2020 is followed during JEE Main Counselling. A few of the total seats are reserved for candidates belonging to OBC, SC, ST, and PwD candidates. The percentage of seats reserved for each category is given below in the graph:

JEE Main Category Wise Reservation

With the passing of Lok Sabha Bill in 2019, the constitution now allows a 10% reservation for the EWS category everywhere. This means that JEE Main 2020 will also provide 10% EWS Reservation and the remaining seats after all other reservations will be unreserved.

Check JEE Main Reservation Criteria

State Code of Eligibility

The state from which a candidate has passed the qualifying examination is considered the state code of eligibility and the candidate is given the quota under that particular state as a first preference during the allocation of seats in JEE Main Counselling. Some points to remember while selecting state code of eligibility are given below-

  • State, where the candidate passed the qualifying examination, is the state code of eligibility and not the state of residence.
  • If a candidate is appearing for Improvement examinations, then the state code of eligibility shall be the state where the candidate passed Class XII examination.
  • In the case of Indian Nationals passing Class XII examination from Nepal/Bhutan, permanent address as per passport will decide the state code of eligibility.
  • In case a candidate passed/appeared in Class XII exams of NIOS should select a state code of eligibility where the study center is located.

Qualifying Exams under JEE Main 2020

The aspirants planning to appear JEE Mains must have cleared following to meet the JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Class 12 or similar exam, taken by a recognized Central or State board like ICSE, CBSE, CISCE, etc.
  • Intermediate or Pre-Degree Course exam or Pre-University Course which is organized by any of the recognized Board/University.
  • H.S.C any vocational exam
  • The final exam of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the NDA.
  • Diploma of at least three years which is recognized by AICTE or SBTE.
  • The Senior Secondary School Examination which is conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with at least five subjects.
  • For admission to IITs, General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at Advanced level (A).
  • Association of Indian Universities which is recognized by School/ Board/ University examination in India or any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 12th class.

JEE Main 2020 – Improvement Examination

The following conditions apply for a candidate appearing in one, two or more than two improvement examination of qualifying examination-

  • Improvement in one/two subjects – Candidate’s previous year’s top 20 percentile will be considered under these criteria. The aggregate will be calculated based on necessary subjects.
  • Improvement in all subjects – Candidate’s better aggregate of both years will be considered.

Under this criteria too, if a candidate has not been able to score an aggregate of 75% (or 65%), he/she will be deemed ineligible.

Documents Required for JEE Main 2020

The below-mentioned are the mandatory documents that the candidates need to produce at the time of taking JEE Main 2020 Exam:

  • Identity Card: The candidates need to produce any Proof of Identity which can be PAN Card, Driver’s Licence, Voter ID, Aadhaar Card.
  • Photograph and Signature: Scanned copies of Signature and Photograph are required. The size of a photograph should be between 10 kb–200 kb while the size of the signature must be between 4 kb–30 kb. The preferred dimensions are 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm and in the format of JPEG/JPG only.
  • Educational Documents: Class 10th Marksheet and Certificate, Class 12th Marksheet is required at the time of JEE Main 2020 Counselling as well as for the JEE Main Application Form.

A major question here was whether Aadhaar is mandatory for JEE Main 2020. It was ruled by the Supreme Court that Aadhar is not mandatory for admission in educational institutes. This means Aadhar does fall under the eligibility criteria for candidates. Candidates can apply for JEE using other Identity proofs.

What is JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Droppers?

Although there are no specific criteria for droppers, the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020 applies to all the candidates. With the removal of the age limit, a candidate who passes the qualifying examination at an older age is also eligible for JEE Main 2020. There could be multiple reasons for a candidate taking a gap after passing class 12th exam or a candidate re-appearing for the JEE Main exam. The detailed Eligibility Criteria for the droppers is the same as above:

  • For getting admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, the candidates must have achieved a minimum score of 75% or needs to be in top 20 percentile of their respective boards. Students belonging to SC/ST category get 10% relaxation with minimum required marks of 65%.
  • The droppers must have passed their class 12th examination in 2018 or 2019.
  • Only three consecutive attempts are permitted to the students for JEE Main.
  • The candidates must have studied at least five subjects in their 12th class or qualifying exam (with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as mandatory subjects).

FAQs

Ques. Is Aadhar Card mandatory for JEE Main 2020?

Ans. No. It is not mandatory, Any identification proof is sufficient for JEE Main Examination.

Ques. How many attempts are allowed for JEE Main?

Ans. Three attempts are allowed for JEE Main Examination.

Ques. What are the parameters for the JEE Main Application?

Ans. You have to qualify in 4 standards –

  • Qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 or equivalent
  • Date of Birth/Age Limit
  • Marks scored in the qualifying exam
  • Number of Attempts
Ques. Is there any age limit for JEE Main Exam?

Ans. No, there is no age limit for JEE Main Exam.

Ques. What is the minimum percentage required to be eligible for JEE Main for a reserved category candidate?

Ans. The candidate from a reserved category must score at least 65% in class 12 to be eligible for JEE Main.

JEE Main Form Correction 2020: Image Correction, Steps to be followed and Fees

Latest Update: NTA has re-opened the JEE Main Correction Facility for 4th time from 25th May to 31st May 2020. Candidates can make any corrections in application form along with changing exam city preference.


NTA has reopened the facility of making corrections in JEE Main 2020 Application Form till 31st May, 2020. The JEE Main form correction window is available only in online mode at jeemain.nic.in for April session candidates who have successfully registered for JEE Main 2020. NTA has also provided the option to update exam city preferences. The corrections can be made by logging in to the candidate’s portal with Application Number, Password and Security Pin.

JEE Main Correction Window Open
Public Notice by NTA

NTA has also issued a notice for candidates belonging to Economically Weaker Section to mark themselves as such through the JEE Main Form Correction to avail the 10% EWS reservation.

An additional fee may be required to pay for the corrections (check correction fee below).

JEE Main Form Correction: Key Points

It often happens that candidates make mistakes while filling the online application form either because of inexperience or confusion. Therefore, to rectify those mistakes, NTA offers JEE Main Form Correction facility to edit the particulars in the online form.

  • It is a one-time facility available for making corrections in some particular fields of JEE Main Application Form.
  • The JEE Main form correction window was open from March 13 – 16, 2020. Correction was reopened till 3rd May 2020 and has been again re-opened till 31st May 2020
  • The organising body will not consider any request made for corrections after May 31 under any circumstances.
  • JEE Main form correction process is just like registering for JEE Main 2020 one more time.

JEE Main Form Correction Dates

Here are all important JEE Main form Correction Dates 2020:

Event JEE Main April Session Dates
Availability of JEE Main Application Form 2020 February 7 – March 12, 2020
Commencement of correction in Uploaded images Open till release of admit cards
Availability of JEE Main 2020 Application Form Correction 25th May to 31st May 2020 (Re-opened)
Payment of extra application form (if applicable) Till 31st May, 2020 (11:50 pm)

How to correct JEE Main Application Form?


Candidates can make corrections in JEE Main 2020 application form by following the step given below:

  • Go to the official site of JEE Main 2020.
  • Click on “Corrections in JEE Main 2020 Application Form ”
  • Log in with your application number and password and enter the security code.

JEE Main Application Form Correction

  • Click on “Manage Form Particulars Correction”

JEE Main Manage Form Correction

  • Read the instructions and make the corrections as required.
  • Submit the JEE Main Application Form and pay the requisite application fee (if required)

Details that can be edited

  • Candidates’ Name (as per class 10th mark-sheet)
  • Paper (change from Paper 1 to Paper 2 or vice versa)
  • Aadhaar Number: Unlike last year, Aadhaar number can be updated.
  • Date of Birth (as per class 10th mark-sheet)
  • Communication Address
  • Contact Number
  • Photograph and Signature

Details that can be edited

Scope of Changing Exam City

With a large number of candidates stuck in a particular city or shifted to hometowns due to the recent country-wide lockdown amidst COVID-19 outbreak, NTA provided option to update the exam city preference before release of JEE Main Admit Cards. This option is generally not available to candidates as the allocation of exam city is completed soon after registration window closes.

  • Candidates can update exam city preference for all 4 choices till 3rd May 2020 in JEE Main Correction Facility 2020.
  • There is no extra fee required unless the candidate is opting for a foreign city.

JEE Main Form Correction Fee

There could be cases where a candidate is required to pay additional fee for correction in JEE Main Application Form.

  • Additional fee is required in case candidate changes category from SC/ST/Girls/PwD to General/OBC-NCL
  • Wants to opt for two or more papers, instead of single paper.
  • Wants to change exam city preference to a foreign city.

Candidates must be aware of fake services which appear like JEE Main Form Correction Facility and fraudulently deduct large amount of money from bank accounts. Only use official website to access JEE Main Form Correction Facility.

JEE Main Photo Size Guidelines (Image Correction)

Candidates will also be able to make correction in the images uploaded in JEE Main Application form. Window to make correction in images will be opened till March 16, 2020.

The last date to make corrections/change the uploaded image in JEE Main 2020 Application form is March 16, 2020. Applicants who may have uploaded wrong images can correct their images during this correction period.

Given below are the steps to make correction(s) in the uploaded images:

  • Go to the official site of JEE Main 2020.
  • Log in using your credentials i.e. Application Number, Password and security code.
  • Click on the link “Upload/Change Images” button.
  • Select the images with correct specifications and upload.
  • Click on “Submit”.
  • After submission, take a print out of the Application form for future references.

Must Read: JEE Main Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

How to check the size of the image?

You can follow the steps given below to make sure the images you are about to upload are as per the specifications.

  • Right-click on the image you want to upload.
  • Click on ‘Properties’
  • A window will appear having properties of the image, click on ‘Details’ tab and view the dimensions, height and width of the image.

Can Correction Facility provide refund?

  • In case a candidate wants to correct the selected category, to a category for which the application fee is less than the one previously selected, there shall be no refund of any application fee.
  • There will be no refund if a candidate who opted more than one paper, opts for single paper using correction window.

JEE Main Form Status

After submitting the JEE Main application form, its status can be checked by clicking on “Status” tab. Anyone of the following messages will be displayed on the user’s window:

ReceivedIf the application form is successfully submitted

UnsuccessfulIf the application form is Incomplete/Rejected/Not Submitted

Only those candidates who have successfully remitted the application fee before the registration window closed, shall be able to access the JEE Main Correction Facility.

JEE Main Helpline

Any doubt in correcting JEE Main application form can be asked by writing an email to [email protected] by mentioning the Name of the candidate, Registration ID and Mistakes.

JEE (Main) Unit Central Board of Secondary Education

Plot No. 149, Block – H,

Sector – 63, Noida – 201309

Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)

Helpline No.: 7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526, 7042399529

Computer-Based Exam Helpline No.: 18002669778

Email: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I know my exam timings?
Answer: Exam timings will be mention in your hall ticket.
Q. I could not select my slot for online examination as the center I selected is full. Please let me know what should I do?

Answer: In this case, your center will be decided by the board.

Q. When will be the centres given for the examination?

Answer: The centers will be given after releasing admit card.

Q. I have selected language of my question paper as Hindi by mistake. Can I change the language to English now?

Answer: You don’t need to change the language as the paper will be in both languages Hindi/English. You can write your paper in English or Hindi.

Q. Is an updated Aadhar card necessary during the registration?

Answer: You can apply with your enrollment ID given on your aadhar card.

Q. The Centre for JEE Main online examination for paper 1 is full. Please let me know what should I do?

Answer: The exam centre will be generated automatically.

JEE Main Exam Centres 2020: Check the Complete List of Exam Centres here

Latest Update: HRD Minister Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced the examination dates for JEE Main 2020. The exam will be conducted from 18th to 23rd July, 2020. Read more

The complete list of JEE Main 2020 Exam centres has been released by the NTA. Candidates can visit the official site and enter the issued registration number, password and security pin to know the exam slot and venue.

Once the application form is submitted, the preferences cannot be changed. The allotted JEE Main exam centres will be mentioned in the JEE Main admit card. NTA will issue separate Admit Cards for Paper I and Paper II.

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and consequential lockdown, NTA has provided JEE Main aspirants the facility to change their exam centre preferences.

Candidates must prepare thoroughly with the JEE Main Syllabus well in advance to score better in the exam. They can also take a look at the JEE Main January session paper analysis exam to get an idea about the difficulty level and type of questions asked. Read on to know more about JEE Main Exam centre, Schedule and Instructions to be followed at the exam centre.

JEE Main Exam centre 2020 – Key Highlights

  1. NTA has released the list of JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres.
  2. The exam centres have been reduced to 233 cities in India and 9 cities abroad.
  3. Candidates can choose the exam centres now that the JEE Mains exam centres 2020 list has been released.
  4. Candidates are allotted any one of the four exam centres chosen by them at the time of registration.
  5. All the information related to the exam centres such as name, address, day and slot will be mentioned on the JEE Main Admit Card.
  6. JEE Main test centre allotment will be done randomly by NTA. There is no slot booking in JEE Main.

Schedule of JEE Main 2020

JEE Main April 2020 First shift Second shift
Date July 18 to 23, 2020 July 18 to 23, 2020
Timing 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Duration 3 Hours 3 Hours
Entry in the Examination centre* 7.30 a.m. – Upto 8.30 a.m. 12.30 p.m. – Upto 1.30 p.m.
Entry in the Examination Hall/Room 8.45 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. 1.45 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Checking of Admit Cards 9.00 a.m. to 9.15 a.m. 2.00 p.m. to 2.15 p.m.
Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall 9.15 a.m. 2.15 p.m.
Instructions by the Invigilators 9.15 a.m. to 9.25 a.m. 2.15 p.m. to 2.25 p.m.
Test Commences 9.30 a.m. 2.30 p.m.
Test Concludes 12.30 p.m. 5.30 p.m.

*No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall after the time of last entry (i.e. 9.00 AM for Paper-1, 1.30 PM for Paper-2 and 2.00 PM for second shift of Paper-1).

Click here to Download your JEE Main Admit Card

JEE Main 2020 Exam Centre

Aspirants for JEE Main 2020 can choose upto 4 exam centres according to their proximity. NTA then allocates the exam centres to candidates randomly. Students can check the allotted centres by entering their credentials at the official site of NTA.

JEE Main Exam Center

How to choose JEE Main Exam centres?

  • Applicants who are applying for JEE Main 2020 can choose the four exam centres as per the preference in JEE Main 2020 Application Form. The exam centre will be allocated by the exam authority on the basis of the candidate’s preference.
  • If less than 30 students choose to take the test at the particular test centre then they will be allotted the last slot of the last exam date in the same city.
  • At all the JEE Main exam centres, the language of CBT mode will be both English and Hindi medium. While the city for JEE Main Exam centres chosen as Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the medium of question paper will be Hindi, English and Gujarati.

How could we change the exam centre preference?

You are advised to choose your exam centre with proper attention at the time of JEE Main application form. centres once chosen will not be changed under any situation. In some exceptional cases, the decision of the Executive Director will be final.

Note: NTA had expanded the scope of JEE Main Correction Facility for updating exam city preference. Correction Facility was opened till 3rd May 2020 and candidates were allowed to update their exam city preferences in case required. This exception was made due to COVID-19 crisis and lockdown all over India.

State Wise List of JEE Main Exam centres

Number of JEE Main Exam Centers

Candidates can check below complete state-wise list of JEE Main 2020 Exam centres for April 2020 session:

STATE CITY CODE
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar AL01
Naharlagun AL02
Assam Dibrugarh AM01
Guwahati AM02
Jorhat AM03
Silchar (assam) AM04
Tezpur AM05
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair AN01
Andhra Pradesh Anantapur AP01
Bapatla AP02
Bheemavaram AP03
Chirala AP04
Chittoor AP05
Eluru AP06
Guntur AP07
Kadapa AP08
Kakinada AP09
Kurnool AP10
Nellore AP11
Ongole AP12
Rajahmundry AP13
Srikakulam AP14
Tadepalligudem AP15
Tirupati AP16
Vijayawada AP17
Visakhapatnam AP18
Vizianagaram AP19
Bihar Aurangabad (bihar) BR01
Bhagalpur BR02
Biharsharif BR03
Darbhanga BR04
Gaya BR05
Muzaffarpur BR06
Patna BR07
Purnea BR08
Chhattisgarh Bhilai/Durg CG01
Bilaspur CG02
Raipur CG03
Chandigarh (ut) Chandigarh CH01
Daman & Diu (ut) Daman & Diu DD01
Delhi/New Delhi Delhi DL01
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Dadra Nagar Haveli DN01
Gujarat Ahmedabad GJ01
Anand GJ02
Bhavnagar GJ03
Gandhinagar GJ04
Godhra GJ05
Jamnagar GJ06
Junagarh GJ07
Mehsana GJ08
Patan GJ09
Rajkot GJ10
Surat GJ11
Vadodara GJ12
Valsad GJ13
Goa Panaji/Madgaon GO01
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur (hp) HP01
Dharamshala HP02
Hamirpur (hp) HP03
Kangra HP04
Palampur HP05
Shimla HP06
Solan HP07
Haryana Ambala HR01
Bahadurgarh HR02
Faridabad HR03
Gurugram HR04
Hisar HR05
Karnal HR06
Kurukshetra HR07
Panipat HR08
Sonepat/Murthal HR09
Jharkhand Bokaro JH01
Dhanbad JH02
Jamshedpur JH03
Ranchi JH04
Jammu & Kashmir Baramulla JK01
Jammu JK02
Samba JK03
Srinagar JK04
Karnataka Bagalkot KK01
Belgaum KK02
Bellary KK03
Bengaluru KK04
Bidar KK05
Devanagere KK06
Dharwad KK07
Gulbarga KK08
Hassan KK09
Hubli KK10
Kolar KK11
Mangaluru KK12
Manipal KK13
Mysore KK14
Shivamogga(Shimoga) KK15
Tumkur KK16
Udupi KK17
Kerala Alappuzha KL01
Angamaly KL02
Chengannur KL03
Ernakulam KL04
Idukki KL05
Kanjirappally KL06
Kannur KL07
Kasaragod KL08
Kollam KL09
Kothamangalam KL10
Kottayam KL11
Kozhikode KL12
Malappuram KL13
Muvattupuzha KL14
Palakkad KL15
Pathanamthitta KL16
Thiruvananthapuram KL17
Thrissur KL18
Lakshadweep (UT) Kavaratti LD01
Meghalaya Shillong MG01
Manipur Imphal MN01
Madhya Pradesh Balaghat MP01
Betul MP02
Bhopal MP03
Chhatarpur MP04
Chhindwara MP05
Gwalior MP06
Indore MP07
Jabalpur MP08
Khargaon MP09
Mandsaur MP10
Rewa MP11
Sagar MP12
Satna MP13
Shahdol MP14
Ujjain MP15
Vidisha MP16
Maharashtra Ahmednagar MR01
Akola MR02
Amravati MR03
Aurangabad (mr) MR04
Beed MR05
Bhandara MR06
Bhusawal MR07
Buldhana MR08
Chandrapur MR09
Dhule MR10
Gadchiroli MR11
Gondia MR12
Jalgaon MR13
Kolhapur MR14
Latur MR15
Mumbai/Mumbai Suburban MR16
Nagpur MR17
Nanded MR18
Nasik MR19
Navi Mumbai MR20
Parbhani MR21
Pune MR22
Raigad MR23
Ratnagiri MR24
Sangli MR25
Satara MR26
Solapur MR27
Thane MR28
Wardha MR29
Washim MR30
Yavatmal MR31
Mizoram Aizawl MZ01
Nagaland Dimapur NL01
Kohima NL02
Odisha Angul OR01
Balasore OR02
Berhampur OR03
Bhubaneswar OR04
Cuttack OR05
Dhenkanal OR06
Jeypore OR07
Rourkela OR08
Sambalpur OR09
Punjab Amritsar PB01
Bathinda PB02
Fathegarh Sahib PB03
Jalandhar PB04
Ludhiana PB05
Mohali PB06
Pathankot PB07
Patiala PB08
Phagwara PB09
Ropar PB10
Sangrur PB11
Puducherry (UT) Puducherry PO01
Rajasthan Ajmer RJ01
Alwar RJ02
Bharatpur RJ03
Bhilwara RJ04
Bikaner RJ05
Jaipur RJ06
Jodhpur RJ07
Kota RJ08
Sikar RJ09
Sriganganagar RJ10
Udaipur RJ11
Sikkim Gangtok SM01
Tripura Agartala TA01
Telangana Hyderabad TL01
Karimnagar TL02
Khammam TL03
Mahabubnagar TL04
Nalgonda TL05
Ranga Reddy TL06
Warangal TL07
Tamil Nadu Chennai TN01
Coimbatore TN02
Cuddalore TN03
Dindigul TN04
Kanchipuram TN05
Kanyakumari TN06
Karur TN07
Madurai TN08
Nagercoil TN09
Namakkal TN10
Salem TN11
Tanjore TN12
Thoothukudi TN13
Tiruchirappalli TN14
Tirunelveli TN15
Tiruvallur TN16
Tiruvannamalai TN17
Vellore TN18
Villupuram TN19
Virudhunagar TN20
Uttarakhand Dehradun UK01
Haldwani UK02
Haridwar UK03
Nainital UK04
Pantnagar UK05
Roorkee UK06
Uttar Pradesh Agra UP01
Aligarh UP02
Allahabad UP03
Bareilly UP04
Bulandshahr UP05
Faizabad UP06
Ghaziabad UP07
Gorakhpur UP08
Greater Noida/Noida UP09
Jhansi UP10
Kanpur UP11
Lucknow UP12
Mathura UP13
Meerut UP14
Moradabad UP15
Muzaffarnagar UP16
Sitapur UP17
Varanasi UP18
West Bengal Asansol WB01
Bardhman WB02
Darjeeling WB03
Durgapur WB04
Haldia WB05
Hooghly WB06
Howrah WB07
Kalyani WB08
Kharagpur WB09
Kolkata WB10
Siliguri WB11

Exam centres outside India

COUNTRY CITY CODE
Sri Lanka COLOMBO ZZ02
Qatar DOHA ZZ03
U.A.E. DUBAI ZZ04
Nepal KATHMANDU ZZ05
Oman MUSCAT ZZ06
Kuwait RIYADH ZZ07
U.A.E. SHARJAH ZZ08
Singapore SINGAPORE ZZ09

A total of 9 centres are situated outside the country. These centres have a higher application fee of Rs. 6000 for both Indian and Foreign Candidates.

JEE Main Exam Centre 2020 Changes

Exam Centres Newly Added Cities Cities Removed
Andhra Pradesh Narasaraopet Bapatla
Proddatur Tadepalligudem
Surampalem
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar/Naharlagun
Bihar Arrah Aurangabad
Biharsharif
Daman and Diu (UT) Diu
Gujarat Himatnagar Gandhinagar
Godhra
Patan
Himachal Pradesh Mandi Dharamshala
Una Palampur
Kullu
Haryana Yamuna Nagar Bahadurgarh
Jharkhand Hazaribagh
Karnataka Mandya Bagalkot
Dharwad
Kolar
Manipal
Kerala Angamaly
Chengannur
Kanjirapally
Kothamangalam
Muvattupuzha
Ladakh Leh
Madhya Pradesh Chhatarpur
Maharashtra Beed
Bhandara
Bhusawal
Buldhana
Washim
Yavatmal
Odisha Angul
Jeypore
Punjab Fathegarh Sahib
Mohali
Phagwara
Ropar
Rajasthan Bharatpur
Bhilwara
Telangana Ranga Reddy
Tamil Nadu Dindigul
Uttar Pradesh Bulandshahr
West Bengal Darjeeling
Haldia
Kharagpur

JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres Statistics

Paper  Number of Centres
B.E./B.Tech 567
B.Arch 345
B.Planning 327

JEE Main Test Practice centres by NTA

Approximately 4000 test centres have been established by NTA in schools and colleges across the country to spread awareness of the CBT environment to candidates. Candidates can register for these centres on the official website of NTA completely free. “NTA Student” application can be used to locate the exam centres and the nearest test practice centre offered by NTA.

Test Practice centres also have staff who help motivate the students to clear doubts and solve problems and makes them aware about the computer-based test environment.

For a better understanding of JEE Main: Read JEE Main Preparation Tips

How to Register for Test Practice centres?

Follow the below mentioned steps to register for Test Practice centres.

  • Visit the NTA official website and click on https://nta.ac.in/ and click on “Student Registration”.
  • Enter Username and password.
  • After logging in, enter personal details, contact information and all the other necessary details.
  • Select the preferred test centres from the list of choices available. Candidates need to select any 5 centres in any order of preference.
  • Select any one session from the six sessions available.
  • After reviewing the data entered, click on “Confirm Appointment”.
  • Your data will be admitted and you will be notified of your confirmed choices.

Documents Allowed at JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres

Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without the following documents.

  • Printed copy of JEE Main Admit Card downloaded from NTA’s website.
  • One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) should be taken for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at Centre during the examination.
  • Anyone of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) – PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/E-Aadhaar with photograph/ Ration Card with photograph/ 12th Class Board Admit Card with photograph/ Bank Passbook with Photograph.
  • PwD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category.

Prohibited Items at the exam centres

In the JEE Main Examinations, there are a few things that are absolutely prohibited from the examination centre. They are:

  • Mobile Phones, Earphones, Microphones or Pager.
  • Calculator, Docupen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Camera or Tape Recorder.
  • To carry/wear any type of watch, including Electronic watches with facilities of a calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets, devices in the examination hall.
  • Eatables and Water (Loose or Packed)
  • Instrument/ Geometry Box/ Pencil Box, Handbag or Purse.
  • Any kind of paper, stationary or text material.
  • Blank sheet of paper is provided at the examination hall for rough work, hence, students are not required to carry it.

Note: NTA will not be responsible for any lost possession of the candidate. Furthermore, if any candidate is found with any of the above mentioned items, his/her candidature will be treated as unfair. This implies that he will not be allowed to sit for the current examination and will be disbarred from sitting in the future examinations. Also, the found item will be seized.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

Keep the following things in mind on the day of JEE Main 2020 Examination. They are:

  • Candidates must reach the JEE Main Exam centre two hours prior to the examination. This will help them finish the registration formalities, hassle free and well before time.
  • Keep in mind that the registration desk will be closed 60 minutes prior to the examination.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall after 8:30 A.M in the first shift and 1:30 P.M in the second shift.
  • You should be at your allotted seat as soon as the examination hall opens.
  • Read the instruction bulletin on the admit card and follow them throughout the examination.
  • Students who will not be reaching on time will miss the general instructions announced in the examination hall. NTA will not be responsible for the delay.

NTA does not provide any transport for the JEE Main Exam centre. Hence, it is advised that the students visit the allotted exam centre a day before the exam to avoid any confusion. Candidates are also advised to inform for errors in JEE Main Admit Card to ensure that they are allowed to enter the JEE Main Exam centre by the centre superintendent.

JEE Main Exam Centres – FAQs

Ques. Can I carry my Mobile Phone at the JEE Main Exam centre?

Ans. No, you are not allowed to carry mobile phones or any such electronic devices at the JEE Main Exam centres.


Ques. I have returned to my hometown due to the lockdown. Can I change my exam centre preference?

Ans. Yes, NTA has extended the form correction facility and you can make changes in your exam centre preference.


Ques. How many cities have JEE Main 2020 Exam centres?

Ans. 264 cities have JEE Main 2020 Exam centres.


Ques. What are Test Practice centres in JEE Main exams?

Ans. Test practice centres are set up by NTA for candidates especially in rural areas, to make them aware about the computer-based test so that they become comfortable giving the exam in that mode.

JEE Main 2020 Application Form (Reopened): Registration, Steps to Apply, Important Dates

Latest Update: HRD Minister, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal, has announced that NTA is re-opening the JEE Main Application Forms from 19th May 2020 till 24th May 2020. Correction Facility will be open from May 25 to May 31, 2020. NTA will conduct the JEE Main examination from 18th – 23rd July, 2020. Read More

JEE Main 2020 Application Form for July session was available at jeemain.nta.nic.in from February 7, 2020 to March 12, 2020. The process for JEE Main Registration is completely online. Candidates could pay the registration fees in both online and offline modes. NTA had extended JEE Main 2020 Application Form and Exam City Correction Facility. It was available till 3rd May 2020. Candidates could make changes in their application form JEE Main Application Correction Facility

The fee varies as per the number of papers opted, category and exam centers. The deadline for submitting a filled JEE Main 2020 Application Form with the requisite fee was March 12, 2020.

Candidates will have to mention their preferred JEE Main Exam Center cities and paper opted. Exam center along with day and shift for the exam is mentioned in the JEE Main Admit Card.

JEE Main 2020 Application: Highlights

Particulars Details
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency
Official Website jeemain.nta.nic.in
Mode of Registration Online
Examination mode Online
Application Fee Paper I or Paper II or Paper III (Single Paper)
-General/OBC Male Candidates – Rs. 650
-General/OBC Female Candidates – Rs. 325
-SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Candidates – Rs, 325
Paper I & II, I & III, II & III or All 3
-General/OBC Male Candidates – Rs. 1300
-General/OBC Female Candidates – Rs. 650
-SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Candidates – Rs. 650
Mode of Payment Net banking; Credit card; Debit card; UPI; PayTM
Helpdesk [email protected]

JEE Main 2020 Application Dates

Application dates for January session of JEE Main 2020

Events For January 2020 Session
Commencement of JEE Main 2020 Registration September 3, 2019
Registration Ends October 10, 2019
Last Day for Application fee Submission October 11, 2019
JEE Main 2020 Form Correction (Begins) October 14, 2019
JEE Main 2020 Form Correction (Ends) October 20, 2019
Release of JEE Main 2020 Admit Card December 6, 2019
JEE Main 2020 Examination January 6 – January 9, 2020

Application Dates For April (July) Session of JEE Main 2020

Events For April 2020 Session
Commencement of JEE Main 2020 Registration February 7, 2020
Registration Ends March 12, 2020 (Upto 5 PM)
Last Day for Application fee Submission March 12, 2020 (Upto 11:50 PM)
JEE Main 2020 Form Correction (Begins) April 1, 2020
JEE Main 2020 Form Correction (Ends) May 3, 2020
JEE Main Application Form Re-opened 19th May 2020
JEE Main Application Form Closes 24th May 2020
Form Correction Facility Re-opens 25th May 2020
Form Correction Facility Closes 31st May 2020
Release of JEE Main 2020 Admit Card 14 days prior to the exam
JEE Main 2020 Examination 18th July – 23rd July, 2020

Changes in JEE Main 2020 Application

  • JEE Main 2020 Application (new) was open only for fresh candidates who did not appear in the January Session.
  • Candidates who had appeared for January Session had to use their January credentials to fill the application form.
  • Those who filled the application form for the January 2020 session but could not appear in the examination, will be required to register as new candidates for the July session.
  • They had to upload their 12th marksheet or admit card or certificate while filling the application form.
  • There was an increase in JEE Main 2020 fee of 150 INR for General candidates and 75 INR for other categories.

JEE Main 2020 Registration: Features

Following are the salient features of the JEE Main 2020 Registration:

  • Candidates must have an email id and a mobile number to fill the application form. This is because NTA sends all the necessary information on the given email id and mobile number.
  • Candidates must have kept the photograph and signature handy before JEE Main 2020 Registration.
  • It was mandatory to upload class 12 marksheet/ admit card/ certificate while filling up the application form.
  • Checking the instructions bulletin was advisable.
  • Download the sample application form. It is advisable for the candidates to go through the sample application form before filling up their forms to avoid any errors.
  • In addition, candidates had to ensure that they do not use any prefixes such as Mr/Shri/Fr/Dr/Mrs/Smt/Col with the names etc.

JEE Main Application Form: Eligibility

There are four main JEE Main 2020 Eligibility criteria under which you must fall to be eligible for Registration of JEE Main. If found ineligible, you shall be disqualified for any further attempts.

  1. Educational Qualification
    • Candidates can apply for JEE Main 2020 if they passed Class XII examinations in 2018 (after July), 2019 or 2020.
    • For B. Planning paper, 50% marks in Maths and in the aggregate are mandatory.
    • Physics and Mathematics are mandatory subjects for B.E./B.Tech Paper applicants. Additional could be Biology/Chemistry etc.
    • B.Arch Applicants must have passed XII exams with PCM.
  2. Age Limit
    • NTA has removed the age limit barrier from JEE Main 2020.
    • Only if a candidate has passed class XII exams in 2018, 2019 or 2020, he/she can apply for JEE Main 2020.
  3. Appearing Candidate
    • If a candidate is appearing for Class XII exams in 2020, he/she is also eligible for JEE Main 2020.
    • Furthermore, if a candidate has appeared in 2018 or 2019, he/she can apply as well.
    • Candidates who appeared in 2017 or before, are ineligible.
    • Candidates who will be appearing in 2021 or after are also ineligible.
  4. Number of Attempts
    • Participants/Applicants can take the JEE Main exam for 3 consecutive years.
    • Two sessions each year will be counted as one attempt only.
    • There is no relaxation here for special categories (as of now).

Qualifying Exams Under JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

Only those candidates will be eligible for JEE Main 2020, who have qualified in the following examinations:

  • Standard 12 examination or similar examination conducted by a recognised board such as ICSE, CBSE, CISCE, etc.
  • Intermediate or Pre-Degree Course exam or Pre-University Course which is organized by any of the recognized Board/University.
  • H.S.C – vocational exams
  • For admission to IITs, General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at Advanced level (A).
  • Association of Indian Universities which is recognized by School/ Board/ University examination in India or any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 12th class.
  • Final exam of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the NDA.
  • Diploma of at least three years which is recognized by AICTE or SBTE.
  • The Senior Secondary School Examination which is conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with at least five subjects.

Pre-requisites for JEE Main Registration

Documents required at the time of JEE Main Registration process are mentioned in the following table:

Photograph in JPEG format – 10KB to 200KB (size) Signature in JPEG format- 4KB to 30KB (size)
Aadhaar card number Proof of Date of Birth
Class 10 certificate Class 12 mark sheet
Caste Certificate for SC or ST Passport
Domicile Certificate

Document Required by Foreign Candidates

Foreign candidates will require the followings documents for JEE Main 2020 Application Form:-

  • Birth Certificate
  • Class XII mark sheet (minimum 75% aggregate)
  • ID proof
  • Citizenship proof of respective country/passport
  • Testimonial

Suggested Web Browsers for applying:

  • Google Chrome 3.0
  • Mozilla 3.0 and above
  • Internet Explorer 9 and above.

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How to Fill the JEE Main Application Form?

How to apply for JEE Main 2020?

Follow the below-given steps for JEE Main Registration process:

Step 1: JEE Main Registration and Form Filling

Visit jeemain.nta.nic.in and Click on “Apply for JEE Main 2020”

JEE Main Notification

There will be two links available on the website. One saying “Fresh Registrations” and one for “JEE Main 2020 January Registration“. Candidates who had registered for JEE Main January 2020 Session can directly apply using their Application Number and password from the January session.

JEE Main Steps

Fill the JEE Main Registration form by providing the following details:

  • Nationality
  • State of Eligibility
  • State where the Class 12th School / NIOS study center is located
  • Identification Type
  • Aadhaar Card Number
  • Candidate’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Security Pin

JEE Main Application Form

Verify the email id and phone number. If the details of the Aadhaar Card match the details stored in the UID database, candidates can proceed to fill the JEE Main Form.

Furthermore, the application number will be generated and will be used to complete the registration process in case a candidate is unable to do so all at once.

Registration Form Filling

Engineering or Architecture aspirants appearing for JEE Main 2020 are required to enter the following details in JEE Main Registration form-

  1. Candidate’s Details: Nationality, Category, Address, Birth District, Religion, Minority Status, Disability Status.
  2. Academic Details: Year of passing class 12, Percentage/Marks – class 12/10, Question Paper Language, Qualifying Exam Code, School Education Board.
  3. Other Details: Self Declaration, Aadhaar Card Details, Father/Mother/Guardian’s Details.

Step 2: Upload Documents

  • Candidates are required to upload Photograph and Signature in JEE Main Registration form as per the given specifications:
Documents File Size
Photograph (JPG) 10-200 KB
Signature(JPG) 4-30 KB
  • Clear photographs should be uploaded.
  • It is suggested that the photograph is behind a white background.
  • Students must keep a reserve of at least a dozen copies of the photograph as the same will be required during JEE Main Counselling and other procedures.
  • In case there is any discrepancy in images, candidates can correct the same using the JEE Main Image Correction Window.
  • Class 12th Marksheet/Certificate is required to be uploaded as well (50 KB to 200 KB).

JEE Main Upload Image

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Step 3: Payment of Application Fee

  • JEE Main Registration/Application Fee can be paid through-
    • Debit Card
    • Credit Card
    • Net Banking
    • UPI
    • Online Wallets
  • GST and Transaction fee will be levied as per the payment method.
  • UPI method can be preferred for zero bank charges.
  • Upon successful payment of Application Fee, candidates are advised to save the confirmation page.
  • In case of any error, contact JEE Main helpline numbers.
  • If the confirmation page is not generated, candidates have to pay the fee again.
  • Fee once paid, shall not be refunded under any circumstances.

JEE Main Payment Details

JEE Main Payment Methods

JEE Main Application: Fee for single or combined papers

Below is a table showing JEE Main Registration fee for various papers. Candidates can pay a registration fee for a single paper or pay the registration fee for a combination of papers. There is no option to pay the registration fee in offline mode.

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 Outside India
General/OBCs (Boys) 650 1300 3000 6000
SC/ST/PwD/All Girls 325 650 1500 3000

Step 4: Select Exam Centres and Slot for the Exam

To schedule the exam the candidate can choose any of the 258 exam cities. Those who are first to arrive will be the first to receive their preferred location at the point of scheduling the exam. Candidates opting for offline have to choose a minimum of 4 JEE Main Exam Centres and those opting for computer-based test (CBT) platform have to choose only one test centre.

How to Choose JEE Main 2020 Exam centers?

  • Candidates can choose any 4 exam centers according to the preference.
  • The exam center will be allocated by the exam authority.
  • If less than 30 students take the exam in a particular exam center, they will be allotted the last slot of the last exam day.
  • Candidates must keep the following few things in mind when choosing an exam center
    • It is the nearest exam center so that they can reach on time.
    • The exam center is absolutely easy and comfortable to reach.
    • The transportation facility to reach the center.
  • At the JEE Main Exam centers, the exam is conducted in CBT mode.
  • While the city for JEE Main Exam Centers chosen as Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the medium of question paper will be Hindi, English and Gujarati.

Guidelines for JEE Main Application Form Password

JEE Main 2020 Application Form will require a password and a security question at the beginning of JEE Main registration. It is possible to change the password but it is always suggested to make a strong password yet something easy to remember. This is to prevent misuse of your information. Given below are the rules for setting the password for JEE Main Application Form 2020.

  • Character length should be at least 8 to 13.
  • Password must contain each of the following –
    • Uppercase letter
    • Lowercase letter
    • Numeric character
    • Special character such as – [email protected]#$%^&*()_+

Although it is suggested not to save passwords, candidates can use free applications such as Lastpass to save passwords. Google passwords is also an easy way to save passwords on Chrome browser.

For Resetting JEE Main Application Password

Candidates can use 3 ways for the resolution-

  • Answer security question
  • OTP sent to registered mobile number provided by candidate
  • Reset link sent to registered email address provided by candidate

Documents to keep handy after submitting JEE Main 2020 application form

After the JEE Main registration process is complete,, listed below are the documents candidates need to be kept handy:

  • JEE Main registration confirmation mail.
  • Get the print out of the same.
  • JEE Main admit card 2020 issued by NTA.
  • Download the same from the official website.
  • Few passport size photographs, same as used while filling JEE Main application form.

JEE Main Application Form: Checking Status

The status of the application form can be checked using the “Application Form Progress” feature available on the left side of the application window. It has 3 steps:

  1. View Application Form
  2. Then, Scanned Images
  3. Lastly, the Payment Status

Click on any of the above stages to check the JEE Main Form Status.

Checking Fee Payment Status for JEE Main 2020

A printout of the confirmation page can be taken only if the payment status reflects “Ok”. However, if the payment status has not yet been confirmed, the candidate will have to pay the fees again, in case of online payment. No reflection of the online payment status indicates that the payment was not successful. The money debited in the first instance will be credited to the candidate’s account in 7 days.

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Steps to Avail EWS Reservation in JEE Main 2020

NTA has implemented a 10% reservation to Economically Weaker Section candidates in JEE Main 2020 as per new act for reservations under EWS category. Eligible candidates will have to apply for the reservation by marking themselves as EWS Category candidates in the application form. Steps to avail reservation are given below:

  • Visit the official website jeemain.nta.nic.in
  • Search for JEE Main Application Form.
  • While filling the application form select – EWS category
  • Fill the form same as given in the steps above.
  • Submit the application form.

No certificate or supporting document has to be uploaded but it will be required at the time of applying for JEE Advanced 2020.

What if you forget JEE Main 2020 Application Number?

These steps can be easily followed to retrieve the JEE Main 2020 application number, in case misplaced or forgotten.

  • Visit the official website and click on the candidate login window.
  • Click on “I can’t access my account” option.
  • After that, hit the “ I forgot my JEE Main Application Form Number” option.
  • Candidates will have to provide necessary details such as mother’s name, father’s name, date of birth, security pin and eligibility state.
  • They will successfully retrieve their application number if the details mentioned are correct.

What if you forget JEE Main 2020 Password?

In case the candidate forgets JEE Main 2020 Password, following steps can be followed.

  • Visit the official website and click on the candidate login window.
  • Click on “I can’t access my account” option.
  • After that, hit the “ I forgot my Password” option.
  • You will have to choose one of the following options to get your new password.
    • Security Question and the answer chosen during JEE Main registration.
    • Verification sent to candidate’s registered mobile number.
    • Using a reset link sent to the Candidate’s registered email id.
  • Candidates can follow any of the following options and successfully retrieve the password.

JEE Main 2020 Application Form Correction

Candidates must fill the JEE Main Application Form very carefully to avoid mistakes. However, there is a scope of correcting the form later. Visit the official webiste to update or rectify any incorrect information during the schedule fixed for the correction facility. Click Edit Application Form and make necessary changes.

During JEE Main form correction, if applicable, candidates have to pay an additional fee either online through credit/debit card/E-wallet/SBI buddy/Paytm or through e-challan generated during online correction by cash in Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank.

Steps for JEE Main 2020 Application Form Correction

Follow the below mentioned steps to make any corrections in the application form:

  • Click on the application correction window link at the official website ( jeemain.nta.nic.in )
  • Enter JEE Main Application Number, Password and Security code.
  • Make the necessary changes.
  • Hit the “Submit” Button.

JEE Main 2020 application Form Correction details:

  • Personal information: Spelling mistakes in names, parent’s names can be corrected.
  • Academic details: Details related to school, year of passing and qualifying exam can be rectified.
  • Change of paper: The choice of paper can also be done. Sometimes the candidate fills up the form for only one paper and then decides to apply for both the papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2), they can do so. They can make the payment on the balance fee.
  • Language of Examination: Candidates can change the language from English to Hindi or others and vice versa.
  • Category: NTA gives the provision of changing the category. They will not refund the fees if candidates change their category from General to Reserved. On the contrary, if they change their category from Reserved to General, they will have to pay the balance fee.
  • Exam Centers: Students can even change the exam centers.

Application Fee for Form Correction

Candidates will be required to pay a sum if they make the following corrections:

  • If the candidates wish to appear for both JEE Main 2020 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
  • If they want to change their category from SC/ST/Girls/PwD to General/OBC NCL.

How to check the size of the image?

Following the steps mentioned below will help you check whether the pictures uploaded by you is as per the guidelines

  • Right click on the image to be uploaded.
  • Click on properties.
  • In the properties window, click on the Details tab and view the dimensions of the image.

Scope of changing exam center city

  • Previously, this change is not allowed in JEE Main Application Form Correction Window.
  • As a result of COVID-19 outbreak, NTA has provided the option to update exam city preferences. This is because majority of students were either stuck in a particular city or asked to move to their hometown.
  • Currently, JEE Main Application Correction window is open till 3rd May 2020. It allows a candidate to correct particulars and also update exam city preferences.
  • This will be beneficial for candidates in the times of staggering Coronavirus crisis all over the country.

JEE Main 2020 – How to choose NTA Practice Centers

The ministry of Human Resource Development has asked the NTA to establish a network of test practice centers in various parts of the country, especially in the rural areas. The agenda of this set up is to make the students comfortable with the computer-based test.

Approximately 4000 test practice centers have been established by NTA in schools and colleges across the country to spread awareness of the CBT environment to candidates. Candidates can register for these centers on the official website of NTA completely free. “NTA Student” application can be used to locate the exam centers and the nearest test practice center offered by NTA.

Following steps should be followed to register for Mock Test in Test Practice Centers (TPC)

  1. Visit: nta.ac.in and click on student registration
  2. Enter personal information and contact details, academic details,etc.
  3. A screen will be displayed on which candidate can select any 5 center according to their preference
  4. Select scheduled and click on confirm

Note: Candidate will get the confirmation SMS on the registered mobile number along with the registered email address. This SMS will be used at the time of entry at the center.

JEE Main 2020 – Admit Card

Update: NTA will release JEE Main 2020 Admit Card 14 days before the examination date.

Candidates will be issued their admit cards a few days before the exam date. Only the students who register will be able to download their admit cards by logging in the official website – jeemain.nta.nic.in.

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card – Key Points

  • JEE Main 2020 Admit Card is essential. This is because the document is the identity proof and as a result an entry ticket to the examination hall.
  • NTA will issue separate admit cards for Paper I and Paper II, i.e, B.E/ B.Tech and B.Arch/B.Plan.
  • Furthermore, it will notify the candidates about the release of JEE Main Admit Card on their registered mobile number and email id.
  • Candidates can contact the helpdesk in case of any discrepancies found in the admit card.
  • Students can access their e-admit card by logging in using their credentials.

Steps to Download the Admit Card for JEE Main 2020

  • Visit the official portal.
  • Click on the “Download Admit Card” link.
  • Enter your application number and DOB/ Password.
  • Check the necessary details and click on “Download admit card”.
  • Get a printout of the same and retain it for future use.

Details mentioned on the Admit Card

Candidate’s Name Category
Paper / Papers Chosen Date and Time of Exam
Date of Birth Passport-sized Photograph
Gender Signature
Address of Exam Center Medium of Question Paper
State Code of Eligibility General Instructions for the exams

Discrepancy in JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

Sometimes candidates might find discrepancies in their admit cards such as

  1. Spelling Mistakes
  2. Pwd/DA status wrongly placed
  3. Difference in the test centers and city allotted
  4. Photograph missing or not clear

In such cases, candidates can drop a mail at [email protected] in order to get the errors rectified.

JEE Main 2020 Registration: January Session Statistics

JEE Main 2020 January Session Statistics

Given below are numbers of candidates who registered and appeared for 3 papers of JEE Main 2020 January Session. The number shows the trend for the upcoming JEE Main 2020 April Session.

Exams Candidate General OBC EWS SC ST Total
B.E./B.Tech Paper Registered 358598 358539 84645 85257 34222 921261
Appeared 336862 339836 82123 78848 31341 869010
B.Arch Paper Registered 52082 52864 13256 13474 6734 138410
Appeared 40390 44682 11721 10478 5408 112679
B.Planning Paper Registered 24875 21120 3539 6354 3115 59003
Appeared 17638 16938 3032 4555 2354 44517

JEE Main 2020 Registration Statistics over Years

Year Applicants in Numbers
2020 11.18 Lakhs
2019 12,37,892
2018 11,48,000
2017 11,98,989
2016 12,07,257
2015 13,04,217
2014 13,56,000
2013 12,82,000
2012 12,20,000

No. of Applicants over the years

Helpline Details for JEE Main 2020 Registration

Serial Number Name Phone Number Email Address
1 Helpdesk 1800 11 2211(24 x 7) 1800 425 3800 (24 x7) https:cms.onlinesbi.com/CMS/
2 Sri Sitaram Malik +91 9990125888 [email protected]
3 Customer Care (011) 23407121/ 23407657 / 23407447 / 23407480 [email protected]
4 SMS Facilities 8008202020 UNHAPPY (add text)

Recent Developments due to COVID-19 Pandemic

India is under a complete lockdown since March due to coronavirus pandemic. As a consequence, many entrance, school, college exams have been postponed indefinitely. The whole education sector is also hit drastically. Though, the major crisis will begin after the lockdown ends.

  1. First, no one knows when this crisis will be under control. This is why candidates are dubious about when the examination will be conducted.
  2. In addition to this, delay in examinations will lead to delay in the admissions of the students. As a result, this will also put pressure on studies as well as admissions.
  3. Furthermore, this pandemic has taken a major toll on the economy leading to cuts in salaries. As a result, a lot of the workforce under pressure. Many businesses are hit and revenue growth is in high negative numbers.
  4. This will lead to financial difficulties during admission process.

It is imperative that candidates stay home during this crisis. Not only to keep the health in check but it is equally important to utilize the time provided for better opportunities.

Contact Details

JEE (Main) Unit Central Board of Secondary Education
Plot No. 149, Block – H,
Sector – 63, Noida – 201309
Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)
Email: [email protected]
Helpline No.: 7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques: Who can apply for JEE Main 2020?

Ans. All the candidates who fulfill the JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria can apply for the exam. Candidates who have passed 10+2 or equivalent in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 can apply irrespective of their age. They must have studied Physics and Maths as mandatory subjects.


Ques: Is the fee for JEE Main increased in 2020?

Ans. Yes, the fee for JEE Main 2020 has increased. For General candidates is Rs 150 increased while for others its Rs 75. The payment can be done online using credit card, debit card, net banking, paytm, etc.


Ques: What is the validity of JEE Main 2020 Scores?

Ans: Candidates can make use of the scorecard only up to one year(current year) for attaining admission in their choice of institution.


Ques: Can the application fee be refunded?

Ans: Candidates may opt out of appearing for the exam, but the application fee cannot be refunded. However, if your application process is incomplete or the status of your application is negative, payment will go in for the refund process. The refund will take about 7 days and must be checked with the bank.


Ques: There are discrepancies in my Aadhaar card/I don’t have an Aadhaar card, what can be done?

Ans: Locate an Aadhaar enrolment centre near you, and apply for an Aadhaar at the earliest or submit a correction request at your nearest Aadhaar centre.


Ques: I have not registered for JEE Main 2020. Can I still apply for admissions to IIT?

Ans: CBSE has stipulated that JEE Main is a necessary proviso for any candidate desirous of taking admission to an IIT.


Ques. I had filled the application in January session of JEE Main 2020 but did not appear for the examination. Can I use the same credentials?

Ans: No, you will not be able to use the same credentials. You will have to make a fresh registration for the april session.


Ques. Will the Test Practice Center (TPC) charge any fee for the mock test?

Ans. No, the Mock Tests conducted at Test Practice Center (TPC) will be absolutely free of cost.


Ques. What if I have a query while registering for JEE Main 2020? Whom can I call?

Ans. NTA has set up a 24 x 7 Query Redressal System (QRS) to help students with queries that they may face in the entire course of the registration process.


Ques. Why am I not getting a confirmation status for the fee payment that I have made for JEE Main 2020 Application?

Ans. If the payment status has not yet been confirmed, the candidate will have to pay the fees again, in case of online payment. No reflection of the online payment status indicates that the payment was not successful. The money debited in the first instance will be credited to the candidate’s account in 7 days.


Ques. What is the eligibility criteria for EWS category students?

Ans. There is no separate eligibility criteria for EWS category students. The eligibility criteria that applies for General students will apply for EWS category students as well.


Ques. I have studied from the NIOS board. Can I appear for JEE Main 2020?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for JEE Main 2020.


Ques. I have misplaced my JEE Main Application number. How can I retrieve it back?

Ans. These steps can be easily followed to retrieve the JEE Main 2020 application number, in case misplaced or forgotten.

  • Visit the official website and click on the candidate login window.
  • Click on “I can’t access my account” option.
  • After that, hit the “ I forgot my JEE Main Application Form Number” option.
  • Candidates will have to provide necessary details such as mother’s name, father’s name, date of birth, security pin and eligibility state.
  • They will successfully retrieve their application number if the details mentioned are correct.

Ques. I have forgotten my JEE Main 2020 Application Password. What can I do?

Ans. Go to the website and select “forgot password”. Choose Security Question & its Answer you opted while filling the application form. Enter the verification code sent via text message to your Registered Mobile No. and submit to retrieve the password.


Ques. What steps can be followed to correct any discrepancies in the JEE Main 2020 Application Form?

Ans. Follow the below mentioned steps to make any corrections in the application form:

  • Click on the application correction window link at the official website ( jeemain.nta.nic.in )
  • Enter JEE Main Application Number, Password and Security code.
  • Make the necessary changes.
  • Hit the “Submit” Button.

JEE Main Admit Card: Latest Updates, Important dates, Hall Ticket

Latest Update: Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank”, Union HRD Minister, announced the revised dates for JEE Main 2020. The exam will be conducted from July 18 to July 23, 2020, all across the country.

Latest Update: Considering the ongoing pandemic in the country, the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card is expected to be issued 10 to 14 days prior to the exam as compared to the usual situation where it is released a month before the exam.

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card can be downloaded at jeemain.nta.nic.in, estimated 10 to 14 days prior to the examination date. After the rescheduling of JEE Main 2020, on 5th May 2020, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ finally announced the final dates during a live interaction with students. JEE Main 2020 will now be conducted from July 18 to July 23, 2020.

Read more here about the dates announced by the MHRD

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card: Key Highlights

Events Dates
JEE Main Admit Card Release Date 10-14 days prior to the exam (tentative)
JEE Main Admit Card website jeemain.nta.nic.in
Details required to download JEE Main Admit Card JEE Main Application Number
And
DOB or Password
Documents required at test center JEE Main Admit Card, Valid Original Photo ID
JEE Main Exam Date July 18 – July 23, 2020
Details on JEE Main Admit Card Candidate’s Details, Exam Time and Center, Exam Day Instructions, JEE Main Paper Details, Test Center Number, Test Center Venue, Reporting Time, Closing Time of Exam Center Gates
JEE Main Helpdesk (for discrepancies) Helpline Numbers – +91-7703859909, +91-8076535482
Email ID – [email protected]
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  • NTA will issue separate admit cards for Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3. Paper 1 is for B.E/B.Tech, while Paper 2 is for B.Arch and Paper 3 is for B.Planning.
  • Candidates will be notified about the release of JEE Main 2020 Admit Cards on their registered Email ID and Mobile Number. So, it is advised that candidates must keep checking their mail inbox and SMS inbox of registered mobile number regularly. Aspirants can also check the JEE Main exam center list which is officially released by NTA.
  • Candidates are advised to contact JEE Main Helpdesk numbers in case of any technical glitches or some discrepancy found in the JEE Main admit card. Entry to exam hall might not be allowed if the discrepancy is not reported to NTA.
  • Candidates are advised to go through JEE Main 2020 January Paper Analysis to get an idea about the JEE Main Exam Pattern and difficulty level along with the type of questions asked.

Enter your JEE Main 2020 credentials, namely application number and password, along with a security pin/captcha to access your e-admit card. The e-admit card is an online document and does not require any signature from a verified official. Although, the candidate must get the document printed on an A4 sheet to attain entry inside the JEE Main Examination Hall. In case of any discrepancy, contact the concerned authorities immediately. Through the article, candidates will get complete information about the JEE Main Admit Card, important dates and how to download it.

How to download JEE Main Admit Card?

JEE Main aspirants who have successfully filled in the Application Form for JEE Main and have paid the JEE Main Application Fee, can download their JEE Main Admit Card or Hall Ticket from the official website of JEE Main 2020. There are specifically two ways to download the JEE Main Admit Card. Both of them are given below-

“Through Application Number + Password”
or
“Through Application Number + DOB”


Security Pin or Captcha is requested to ensure there are no bots accessing your private information. Follow the steps to check and download your JEE Admit Card-

Step 1: Visit the official portal of JEE Main.

Admit Card Homepage

Step 2: Click on the “Download Admit Card” link on the official website.

Step 3: Choose to download the JEE Main Admit Card with JEE Main Application Number and Password or JEE Main Application Number and Date of Birth. Enter Required Details.

Admit Card Details

On clicking the option of “Application Number and Password”, the candidate will find the options as given below in the image-

Admit Card Details

While on selecting the option of “Application Number and Date of Birth”, candidate will find the options as given in the image down below-

Admit Card Enter Details

Step 4: Check all the details – Candidate’s Application Number, Date of Birth, Name and click on “SIGN IN”.

Step 5: Dashboard for JEE Main 2020 will open. Download or print your JEE Main Admit Card or Save it as a PDF on your computer for future reference.

Admit Card Download

Why is the JEE Main Admit Card important for a candidate?

  • The document is an Identity proof for the JEE Main candidate.
  • It acts as an entry ticket at the JEE Main Exam Center. Without a proper JEE Main Admit Card, entry to exam hall will be denied.
  • Candidate and Examination details such as Roll Number, Application Number, Exam Shift and Timings are mentioned in it. The same details will be required during the time of JEE Main Result and JEE Main Counselling Process.
  • JEE Main Admit Card also provides the guidelines to be followed inside the exam hall.

Sample of JEE Main Admit Card

Given below is a sample/proforma of what the JEE Main Admit Card looks like. The sample is from the JEE Main 2020 January Session. JEE Main Admit Card might change from year to year and new changes might be added every year. Admit Card of JEE Main is not the sole document to provide entry to the exam hall. Candidates must provide a separate original photo ID document during the time of frisking to ensure the entry in the examination hall.

JEE Main Admit Card Sample

Details on JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

Numerous details are mentioned on the JEE Main Admit Card. Students are advised to not mishandle the JEE Main Admit Card and keep these details safe and secure so that any could not misuse the information on JEE Main Admit Card.

Following details will be printed in JEE Main Hall Ticket/Admit Card-

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidate’s Father Name
  • Paper/Papers Chosen
  • Date of Birth of Candidate
  • Gender
  • Address/Venue of Exam Center
  • State Code of Eligibility
  • Category
  • PwD Candidate (Yes or No)
  • Date of the Exam
  • Time of the Exam
  • Opening time of entry to the exam hall
  • Closing time of entry to the exam hall
  • Passport-Sized Photograph (as uploaded in the JEE Main application form)
  • Signature (as uploaded in the JEE Main application form)
  • Medium of Question Paper
  • General Instructions/Guidelines to follow during exam day and inside the examination hall
  • Contact Details/Helpdesk numbers of NTA in case of discrepancy in JEE Main Admit Card

Candidates must check all the details in the JEE Main admit card thoroughly before printing the same. Even after Corrections in Application Form, there might be glitches causing an error in the JEE Main Admit Card.

JEE Main Admit Card 2020: Printing Guidelines

There are no specific guidelines shared by the National Testing Agency over how the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card will be printed. But it is necessary to note that JEE Main Admit Card will be required at multiple stages and thus it is advised to follow a few basic steps-

  • Print the JEE Main Admit Card on an A4 size white paper.
  • Ensure all details are clearly visible.
  • Important details should not be cropped out. Mostly due to improper margins images might be cropped by mistake.
  • Admit Cards should be printed in Portrait and not in Landscape (horizontally).
  • If possible, use a colour printer for a clear image and text.
  • Do not make too many folds in JEE Main Admit Card. A single fold is acceptable.

Discrepancy in JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

Candidates must report for discrepancy found in the JEE Main Admit Card. Information of a Candidate in JEE Main Admit Card must match with what was filled in the JEE Main Application Form. If a candidate finds any discrepancy in the details mentioned in the admit card, contact JEE Main Helpdesk Numbers or drop a mail at [email protected] before the stipulated time. The following errors can be sometimes spotted in the JEE Main hall ticket-

  • Spelling mistake(s) – There might be a spelling error in the name or other details.
  • PwD/DA status wrongly printed – Candidate might have applied for PwD status for using a scribe but the same might not have been mentioned in the JEE Main Hall Ticket.
  • Difference in the Test centre and the city allotted – Exam center preference is provided usually to all candidates but only under extreme circumstances, a candidate might not be allotted the exam center of the first preference provided in JEE Main Application Form. If the candidate thinks it is a mistake, he/she must report the same to NTA.
  • Photograph is not clear/present – It might be possible that the image of passport size photograph is unclear or not printed in the Admit Card.
  • Issues in downloading the admit card – If the candidate has all the details correct but is unable to download the JEE Main Admit Card
  • Signature unclear – Image errors are common, and similarly signature might have cropped or have been unclear.

There could be other errors in the JEE Main Admit Card. If the candidate believes that the error might become a hassle during the future process of the examination, it must be reported before the date of the examination.

Contact Numbers: 18004253800; 7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526

E-mail: httpss://cms.onlinesbi.com/CMS/ and jeemain-nta[at]nic[dot]in

What should you do if you forget the JEE Main Application Number & Password?

There is no other way or ‘trick’ to download the JEE Main Admit Card other than the steps given above. In such a case, JEE Main Application Number, Password and your Date of Birth is very important to remember. It is obvious that a candidate would not forget his/her Date of Birth but it is possible to forget the JEE Main Application Number and Password. It is also possible that a candidate might have lost messages or emails from NTA which specified JEE Main Application Number. In such a case, NTA has provided a way to retrieve your details easily. The process to retrieve the JEE Main Application Number and Password is given below step-by-step.

Steps for retrieving Application Number of JEE Main 2020

Step 1: Open the official website of JEE Main 2020 – jeemain.nta.nic.in

Step 2: Click on “Download Admit Card”. The two options to choose will appear as in the steps provided for downloading JEE Main Admit Card.

Step 3: Select any of the options.

Step 4: Click on “Forgot Application No.” link.

Admit Card Forgot Link

Step 5: You will be redirected to another page. Fill the following details to retrieve the Application number of JEE Main.

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Security Pin/Captcha (will be case sensitive)

Find Application Number

Step 6: After filling the details click on “Get Application Number”.

After this, your JEE Main Application Number will be displayed as well as sent to the registered email address and mobile number.

Steps for retrieving Password of JEE Main 2020 (Application Form)

Step 1: Head over to the official website of JEE Main and select “Download Admit Card”

Step 2: Select the option saying “Through Application Number and Password”

Step 3: A new page will open. Here click on “Forgot Password” as shown in the image below.

Admit Card Forgot Password

Step 4: After clicking the link as above, the following options will be displayed-

  • Select the security question and write the answer, selected by the candidate during JEE Main 2020 registration/ form filling.
  • Use the verification code sent via a text message (SMS) to the registered mobile number
  • By using the reset link sent via email to the registered email address of the candidate.

Given below is a snapshot of the options from the official webpage.

Reset Password Options

Step 5: Select any of the above-mentioned options and then click “Continue”.

Selecting various options will look something like this-

Option 1 – Security Question and Answer

Forgot Password Security Questions

Here, you have to enter your Application Number, Security Question, Security Answer and Security Pin. There are 5 security questions and only one is selected during the Form Filling Process. This method is useful in case a candidate has lost access to the registered email address and mobile number.

Option 2 and 3 – SMS or Reset Link

Forgot Password Details

Here, only Application Number and Date of Birth is required. After clicking on submit, the Verification code on SMS or Password Reset Link on email is sent. Candidates can then update the password using the same.

JEE Main Admit Card: Schedule for exam

The schedule to be followed for the examination day has been pre-defined by NTA. Candidates must follow the timeline for their exam shift accordingly. An important point to note here is that although the exam is of 3 hours, the total time for conducting a complete shift is around 5 hours. Students must be aware of this and must build their stamina for a long day. Given below is the schedule for the JEE Main 2020 exam day. The exam will be conducted in two shifts of 3 hours each. The first shift will be from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and the second shift will be from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Particulars Shift 1 Shift 2
Exam Timing 9.30 am – 12.30 pm 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm
1 – Entry in the Exam Center 7.30 am – 8.30 am 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
2 – Admit Card Checking 9 am – 9.15 am 2 pm to 2.15 pm
3 – Instructions from Invigilator 9.15 am to 9.25 am 2.15 pm to 2.25 pm
4 – Test Starts 9.30 am 2.30 pm
5 – Test Ends 12.30 pm 5.30 pm
Exam Duration 3 hours 3 hours

Stationery/Documents allowed at the exam center

Candidates of JEE Main 2020 are required to carry a few documents and material along with their hall ticket.

  • For Paper 1 and 3 (B.E/B.Tech/B.Planning): JEE Main 2020 admit card, copy of PwD Certificate (if applicable) and Government authorized ID Proof.
  • For Paper 2 (B.Arch): Bring their own clipboard, pencil, eraser, geometry box set and colour pencils/crayons. Water colours are not allowed inside the examination hall.

Other than this, candidates need to carry these documents too-

  • Passport Size Photograph – Photo should be the same as given in JEE Main Admit Card and used for JEE Main Application Form. This photo will be pasted in the Attendance Sheet at the exam center.
  • Authorized ID Proof – Only original ID proof in colour is valid. Some examples are Aadhar Card, Driving Licence, PAN Card, Voter ID
  • PwD Certificate – This will be required in order to allow the use of a scribe by a person with a disability.

Note: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, rules for frisking and items allowed at the exam center might be changed (such as allowing the use of hand sanitizer). It is suggested that candidates must keep a track of updates from the official website.

JEE Main Exam Day Guidelines

  • Check all the particulars mentioned in the JEE Main Admit Card. In case of any discrepancy, immediately contact NTA for necessary action.
  • It is advised to check the venue of the exam center a day before the exam to ensure the correctness of the location. A few cities have exam centers outside the main city which is difficult to reach using public transport.
  • Candidates must be punctual and be present at JEE Main Exam Centre as per the reporting time.
  • Stationery items like Ballpoint pen, paper for the online examination will be provided at the center only.
  • For offline mode exam (only for JEE Main Paper 2 of B.Arch), bring your own geometry box set, pencils, erasers and colour pencils or crayons.
  • Students will not be allowed inside the exam hall without the JEE Main Admit card and ID Proof.
  • Do not bring any impermissible items inside the exam hall (given below).
  • PwD candidates must carry a copy of the disability certificate in the prescribed format. A valid certificate must be presented to the frisking staff for allowing the use of a scribe.
  • The JEE Main Admit Card is provided on a provisional basis to the candidate and is subject to his/her satisfying the eligibility conditions. This means that the candidature of any individual can be cancelled during any future date if found ineligible for the examination.

Items banned in the exam hall

  • Electronic gadgets/devices such as Mobile Phone, Calculator, Smartwatch etc.
  • Instrument/ Geometry Box/ Pencil box (except for Paper 2)
  • Handbag, Purse
  • Any kind of Paper/ Stationery
  • Eatables/ Snacks and Tea/ Coffee/ Cold drinks/ Water (loose or packed) (exceptions given below)
  • Mobile phone/ Earphone/ Microphone/ Pager
  • Camera, Tape Recorder
  • Any metallic item such as a metallic scale, kara etc.

Exception for diabetic students

The exam authority has allowed consumption of eatables and drinks as well as taking water bottles in the exam centre only for diabetic patients. The exception is made in order to help diabetic candidates keep their health conditions in check. Diabetic students are advised to carry following items with them to JEE Main Exam Hall-

  • Fruits
  • Sugar tablets
  • Transparent water bottle

Note: Packaged foods such as chips/chocolate/sandwich etc are not allowed inside even for diabetic patients.

Availability of Scribe for PwD Candidates

PwD candidates can avail the facility of a scribe under certain conditions-

  • Only a candidate with 40% or more disability will be allowed to use the services of a scribe.
  • PwD candidates have the choice of opting their own scribe/reader as well.
  • 1-hour compensatory time will be provided to PwD candidates with 40% or more disability, with or without a scribe.

How to report errors or discrepancy in JEE Main Admit Card?

If there is an error or discrepancy in JEE Main 2020 Admit Card, then the candidate must intimate NTA about the same. To do so, a candidate may use:

  • JEE Main/NTA Helpdesk Numbers provided above or
  • Query Redressal System (QRS)

What is Query Redressal System (QRS)?

Query Redressal System is an option using which candidates can submit queries regarding the JEE Main Examination. It can also be used for the purpose of reporting a discrepancy in JEE Main Admit Card.

How to use the Query Redressal System?

Step 1 – Login to JEE Main 2020 portal and go to the ‘Register Query’ option.

Register Query

Step 2 – After selecting the link above, click on ‘Query Type’ and these queries will be visible to select from the drop-down menu-

  • Request for exam city change after display of admit card.
  • Mistake in identification type / name / mother name / father name / DoB / state of residence / category / PwD.
  • Change of subject / course / paper.
  • Not able to upload photos/signatures.
  • Wrong photograph / signature uploaded
  • Corresponding/distance education eligibility issue.
  • One year PG diploma eligibility issue.
  • Double / multiple payment issue
  • The fee paid but not updated / confirmation page not downloaded.
  • Verification of e-mail id and Mobile number.
  • Subject / course / paper not found in subject / course / paper list.
  • Multiple/duplicate application form.
  • Photograph. signature rejected in admin.
  • Server error/server is temporarily out of service.
  • Others

Query Redressal System Options

Step 3 – Select the desired option of your query, fill the details in Query Description and provide necessary attachments which work as a valid proof/reason for your query.

Step 4 – At last, click on the “submit” button.

JEE Main 2020 Dress Code

The National Testing Agency has not provided a specific or strict dress code for JEE Main 2020 examination like for NEET 2020. NEET 2020 has had a dress code due to the reports of the leak of question papers in the past and usage of multiple unfair means by candidates. Although, there are a few important points to remember before entering the examination hall.

  • If wearing kara, kirpan, etc. or other religious items, the candidate must reach the exam hall at least 1 and a half hour before the exam.
  • Avoid wearing sunglasses, watches, caps, lockets etc.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes to enable proper frisking.
  • Do not wear clothes with too many pockets such as cargos.
  • Do not carry bags, pouches, etc. as exam centers might not provide a cloakroom facility.
  • Do not carry notes/small papers with you at the exam center. It might cause unwanted susceptibility to being caught cheating.
  • Do not wear clothes with too many layers, it might cause suspicion.

Reporting Instructions at JEE Main Exam Centers

Candidates should keep these instructions in mind while appearing for JEE Main Exam Center.

  • The candidates shall report at the Examination Centre two hours before the commencement of the examination so as to complete the frisking and registration formalities well before the time.
  • The Examination Hall/Registration desk will be closed 30 minutes prior to the examination.
  • Candidates shall not be permitted to enter after 9:00 a.m in the first shift and after 2:00 p.m. in the second shift.
  • A seat indicating roll number will be allocated to each candidate.
  • Candidates should find and sit on their allocated seat only. Any candidate found to have changed room/hall or the seat on his/her own other than allotted, his/her candidature shall be cancelled and no plea would be accepted for it.
  • No candidate, without the special permission of the Centre Superintendent or the Invigilator concerned, will leave his/her seat or Examination Room/Hall until the full duration of the paper is over.
  • Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as instructed by the Centre Superintendent/Invigilators.
  • Candidates should not leave the room/hall without handing over their rough sheets to the invigilator on duty in the Room/Hall.
  • For those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of tests for any reason, the NTA shall not be responsible for conduct of re-test, under any circumstances.
  • The information related to the test center will be mentioned in JEE Main Admit Card.
  • Any kind of electronic device and study material is prohibited inside the examination hall.
  • Candidates must bring their own pencils, geometry box, erasers colours for the Drawing test of Paper 2.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2020 is conducted in three papers from 2020– Paper 1 (Engineering), Paper 2 (Architecture) and Paper 3 (Planning). The latest development in JEE Main Exam Pattern is the introduction of Numerical Value Based Questions and a new paper for B.Planning course (Paper 3). A table for quick understanding is given below:

JEE MAIN PAPER PAPER 1 PAPER 2 PAPER 3
Programs Offered B.E./ B.Tech. B.Arch B.Planning
Sections/ Subjects Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Aptitude Test, Mathematics & Drawing Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning based questions
Type of Questions MCQs + Numerical Value MCQs + Numerical Value + Drawing MCQs + Numerical Value + Planning
Medium of Exam English/ Hindi/Other regional languages English/ Hindi/Other regional languages English/ Hindi/Other regional languages
Duration of Exam 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours
Total Questions 75 77 100
Total Marks 300 400 400
Marking Scheme for MCQs +4 for correct answer-1 for wrong answer +4 for correct answer-1 for wrong answer +4 for correct answer-1 for wrong answer
Marking Scheme for numerical value +4 for correct answerno negative marking for wrong answer +4 for correct answerno negative marking for wrong answer +4 for correct answerno negative marking for wrong answer

NTA has been constituted as a self-sustained, premier testing organization to hold exams that were conducted by the CBSE. Initially, the agency will conduct JEE and NEET and then move on to other exams. MHRD has directed that NTA will not declare JEE rankings. It will only announce the percentile scores on the basis of which the test-takers will be able to take admissions in various colleges across India.

Important Books for Preparation of JEE Main 2020

Given below are some suggested books for preparation of JEE Main 2020 Paper 1. Candidates can use other books for preparation as well. The books given below are highly recommended by teachers and toppers of previous year JEE Main Examinations.

Chemistry Mathematics Physics
Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd Differential Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit Agarwal Mechanics Part-1 & 2 by DC Pandey
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee Integral Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit Agarwal Understanding Physics for JEE Main & Advanced Waves & Thermodynamics by DC Pandey
Numerical Chemistry by P Bahadur Calculus and Analytic Geometry by Thomas and Finney Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma – Volume 1 and Volume 2
Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for Competitions (JEE Main & Advanced) by OP Tandon Algebra for JEE Main & Advanced by Arihant Publication Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick and Halliday
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by RC Mukherjee Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight Problems in Physics by S.S. Krotov

Check JEE Main Preparation Books for B. Arch

Why is the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card release postponed by NTA?

Beginning from the month of March 2020, the whole world was struck by the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. JEE Main 2020 2nd Session was scheduled for April and the country was going through the COVID-19 crisis. The Ministry of Human Resource Development had to take a decision on all future examinations and asked NTA to postpone the exam.

With postponement of examination, there were other requests surging for change in exam centers. Due to this the final date of release of Admit Card was also postponed. As of now there is no official date announced yet. The JEE Main 2020 April session is now scheduled to be held from 18th to 23rd July 2020. Candidates are advised to keep a track on notifications on the official website for release of JEE Main 2020 Admit Card.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Centers

  • Applicants who are applying for JEE Main 2020 can choose the four exam centers as per the preference in JEE Main 2020 Application Form. The exam center will be allocated by the exam authority on the basis of the candidate’s preference.
  • If less than 30 students choose to take the test at the particular test center then they will be allotted the last slot of the last exam date in the same city.
  • At all the JEE Main exam centers, the language of CBT mode will be both English and Hindi medium. While the city for JEE Main Exam Centers chosen as Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the medium of question paper will be Hindi, English and Gujarati.

State-wise Exam Centers

Candidates can check below complete state-wise list of JEE Main 2020 Exam Centers for April 2020 session:

STATE CITY CODE
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar AL01
Naharlagun AL02
Assam Dibrugarh AM01
Guwahati AM02
Jorhat AM03
Silchar (assam) AM04
Tezpur AM05
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair AN01
Andhra Pradesh Anantapur AP01
Bapatla AP02
Bheemavaram AP03
Chirala AP04
Chittoor AP05
Eluru AP06
Guntur AP07
Kadapa AP08
Kakinada AP09
Kurnool AP10
Nellore AP11
Ongole AP12
Rajahmundry AP13
Srikakulam AP14
Tadepalligudem AP15
Tirupati AP16
Vijayawada AP17
Visakhapatnam AP18
Vizianagaram AP19
Bihar Aurangabad (bihar) BR01
Bhagalpur BR02
Biharsharif BR03
Darbhanga BR04
Gaya BR05
Muzaffarpur BR06
Patna BR07
Purnea BR08
Chhattisgarh Bhilai/Durg CG01
Bilaspur CG02
Raipur CG03
Chandigarh (ut) Chandigarh CH01
Daman & Diu (ut) Daman & Diu DD01
Delhi/New Delhi Delhi DL01
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Dadra Nagar Haveli DN01
Gujarat Ahmedabad GJ01
Anand GJ02
Bhavnagar GJ03
Gandhinagar GJ04
Godhra GJ05
Jamnagar GJ06
Junagarh GJ07
Mehsana GJ08
Patan GJ09
Rajkot GJ10
Surat GJ11
Vadodara GJ12
Valsad GJ13
Goa Panaji/Madgaon GO01
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur (hp) HP01
Dharamshala HP02
Hamirpur (hp) HP03
Kangra HP04
Palampur HP05
Shimla HP06
Solan HP07
Haryana Ambala HR01
Bahadurgarh HR02
Faridabad HR03
Gurugram HR04
Hisar HR05
Karnal HR06
Kurukshetra HR07
Panipat HR08
Sonepat/Murthal HR09
Jharkhand Bokaro JH01
Dhanbad JH02
Jamshedpur JH03
Ranchi JH04
Jammu & Kashmir Baramulla JK01
Jammu JK02
Samba JK03
Srinagar JK04
Karnataka Bagalkot KK01
Belgaum KK02
Bellary KK03
Bengaluru KK04
Bidar KK05
Devanagere KK06
Dharwad KK07
Gulbarga KK08
Hassan KK09
Hubli KK10
Kolar KK11
Mangaluru KK12
Manipal KK13
Mysore KK14
Shivamogga(Shimoga) KK15
Tumkur KK16
Udupi KK17
Kerala Alappuzha KL01
Angamaly KL02
Chengannur KL03
Ernakulam KL04
Idukki KL05
Kanjirappally KL06
Kannur KL07
Kasaragod KL08
Kollam KL09
Kothamangalam KL10
Kottayam KL11
Kozhikode KL12
Malappuram KL13
Muvattupuzha KL14
Palakkad KL15
Pathanamthitta KL16
Thiruvananthapuram KL17
Thrissur KL18
Lakshadweep (UT) Kavaratti LD01
Meghalaya Shillong MG01
Manipur Imphal MN01
Madhya Pradesh Balaghat MP01
Betul MP02
Bhopal MP03
Chhatarpur MP04
Chhindwara MP05
Gwalior MP06
Indore MP07
Jabalpur MP08
Khargaon MP09
Mandsaur MP10
Rewa MP11
Sagar MP12
Satna MP13
Shahdol MP14
Ujjain MP15
Vidisha MP16
Maharashtra Ahmednagar MR01
Akola MR02
Amravati MR03
Aurangabad (mr) MR04
Beed MR05
Bhandara MR06
Bhusawal MR07
Buldhana MR08
Chandrapur MR09
Dhule MR10
Gadchiroli MR11
Gondia MR12
Jalgaon MR13
Kolhapur MR14
Latur MR15
Mumbai/Mumbai Suburban MR16
Nagpur MR17
Nanded MR18
Nasik MR19
Navi Mumbai MR20
Parbhani MR21
Pune MR22
Raigad MR23
Ratnagiri MR24
Sangli MR25
Satara MR26
Solapur MR27
Thane MR28
Wardha MR29
Washim MR30
Yavatmal MR31
Mizoram Aizawl MZ01
Nagaland Dimapur NL01
Kohima NL02
Odisha Angul OR01
Balasore OR02
Berhampur OR03
Bhubaneswar OR04
Cuttack OR05
Dhenkanal OR06
Jeypore OR07
Rourkela OR08
Sambalpur OR09
Punjab Amritsar PB01
Bathinda PB02
Fathegarh Sahib PB03
Jalandhar PB04
Ludhiana PB05
Mohali PB06
Pathankot PB07
Patiala PB08
Phagwara PB09
Ropar PB10
Sangrur PB11
Puducherry (UT) Puducherry PO01
Rajasthan Ajmer RJ01
Alwar RJ02
Bharatpur RJ03
Bhilwara RJ04
Bikaner RJ05
Jaipur RJ06
Jodhpur RJ07
Kota RJ08
Sikar RJ09
Sriganganagar RJ10
Udaipur RJ11
Sikkim Gangtok SM01
Tripura Agartala TA01
Telangana Hyderabad TL01
Karimnagar TL02
Khammam TL03
Mahabubnagar TL04
Nalgonda TL05
Ranga Reddy TL06
Warangal TL07
Tamil Nadu Chennai TN01
Coimbatore TN02
Cuddalore TN03
Dindigul TN04
Kanchipuram TN05
Kanyakumari TN06
Karur TN07
Madurai TN08
Nagercoil TN09
Namakkal TN10
Salem TN11
Tanjore TN12
Thoothukudi TN13
Tiruchirappalli TN14
Tirunelveli TN15
Tiruvallur TN16
Tiruvannamalai TN17
Vellore TN18
Villupuram TN19
Virudhunagar TN20
Uttarakhand Dehradun UK01
Haldwani UK02
Haridwar UK03
Nainital UK04
Pantnagar UK05
Roorkee UK06
Uttar Pradesh Agra UP01
Aligarh UP02
Allahabad UP03
Bareilly UP04
Bulandshahr UP05
Faizabad UP06
Ghaziabad UP07
Gorakhpur UP08
Greater Noida/Noida UP09
Jhansi UP10
Kanpur UP11
Lucknow UP12
Mathura UP13
Meerut UP14
Moradabad UP15
Muzaffarnagar UP16
Sitapur UP17
Varanasi UP18
West Bengal Asansol WB01
Bardhman WB02
Darjeeling WB03
Durgapur WB04
Haldia WB05
Hooghly WB06
Howrah WB07
Kalyani WB08
Kharagpur WB09
Kolkata WB10
Siliguri WB11

Exam Centers outside India

COUNTRY CITY CODE
Sri Lanka COLOMBO ZZ02
Qatar DOHA ZZ03
U.A.E. DUBAI ZZ04
Nepal KATHMANDU ZZ05
Oman MUSCAT ZZ06
Kuwait RIYADH ZZ07
U.A.E. SHARJAH ZZ08
Singapore SINGAPORE ZZ09

Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2020

  • Compile short notes: Try penning down all the important points and formulas after finishing every chapter. This will help you revise everything before the examination easily. This will also help you during solving problems and reference.
  • Believe in yourself: Don’t get intimidated by difficult and complex topics. Focus on clearing and understanding the concepts, rather than worrying about not performing well.
  • Time Management: Time management is one of the important aspects in JEE Main 2020 Preparations. It is very important to balance your time between JEE Main Preparations and Class XII Examinations as both of them hold a very high importance.
  • Practise Mock Tests and Sample Papers: Practising mock tests and sample papers is one of the best ways to prepare for any entrance examination. Mock tests will help you understand the JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern. You should solve the tests in the same manner as you solve in the examination. This will give you confidence and an idea about time management during the examination.
  • Smart Work wins over Hard Work: Prepare cheat sheets and flashcards to revise formulae. Learn shortcuts for lengthy equations. Try to maintain the consistency by keeping your preparation interesting.
  • Use your smartphone for study: Living in the epitome of the technological era has its own perks. There are a lot of apps developed for JEE Main 2020 Preparations. These apps include – Topper, JEE Main Prep, Unacademy Learning App, etc. Candidates are advised to not make these apps their core preparation source but use them as additional tools to enhance their preparation level. Such a preparation source comes with advantages like cost-effectiveness, handiness and reduced time consumption.

JEE Main Admit Card is a key document that a candidate must keep till the very end of all the important processes. A lot of colleges ask the students for a copy of JEE Main Admit Card as a means to verify the JEE Main Scores attained by the candidates. The JEE Main Examination is going to be held soon and the final dates of release for JEE Main Admit Card will be out soon too. Aspirants can get the latest updates on dates for JEE Main Admit Card on the official website or check the news updates on our website.

JEE Main Exam Date 2020 – Education Minister Announces the dates for JEE Main 2020

Latest Update: NTA has announced the JEE Main Exam date 2020. The exam will be conducted from July 18 to July 23, 2020 all across the country.

JEE Main 2020 was postponed due to the nationwide lockdown amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has finally announced the new dates for JEE Main 2020. JEE Main 2020 will now be conducted from July 18 to July 23, 2020.

Candidates will come to know about the exam date, slot and exam center through JEE Main Admit Card. NTA will release the admit card around 10 to 14 days before the examination (tentative). Candidates can make changes in their application form through JEE Main 2020 Application Form Correction Window. Economically Weaker Section can also avail the reservation scheme by marking themselves as such in this window.

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JEE Main Exam Date 2020: Key Highlights

Candidates can now apply for JEE Main via online mode only. Important points related to JEE Main Exam are given below-

  • The JEE Main 2020 Application Form is available at www.jeemain.nic.in.
  • Only successfully registered candidates who have paid the application fee can download JEE Main Admit Card from the official website.
  • The examination is scheduled in two sessions on multiple dates in the month of January and July (postponed) in two shifts – morning and afternoon.
  • The conducting body will also provide JEE Main Mock Tests at NTA Practice Centers to help candidates understand the computer-based environment.
  • JEE Main Exam will consist of 75 questions to be solved in 180 minutes duration (Paper 1). Paper 2 will have 77 questions with 2 drawing questions. Paper 3 will have 100 questions with 50 questions from the Planning section.

JEE Main Important Exam Dates 2020

Based on the latest developments, JEE Main 2020 will be conducted in the month of January 2020 and July 2020. Here are all important exam dates:

EVENT JANUARY SESSION APRIL SESSION
Release of Official Notification August 21, 2019 February 7, 2020
JEE Main Registration Begins September 02, 2019, to September 30, 2019 February 07, 2020, to March 12, 2020
Last Date of Fee Payment September 30, 2019 March 12, 2020
JEE Main Application Form Correction Facility October 08-14, 2019 Till 3rd May 2020 (closed)
Issue of JEE Main Admit Card December 06, 2019 10 to 14 days prior to the exam
JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates January 06 to January 11, 2020 July 18 – July 23, 2020

The national level examination is conducted to provide admissions to NITs, IIITs, and other centrally funded institutions. Furthermore, JEE Main is the screening test for JEE Advanced which is the gateway to India’s top IITs. JEE Main has three papers namely Paper 1 (B.E./ B.Tech), Paper 2 (B.Arch) and Paper 3 (B.Planning). It is advised to check JEE Main Exam Pattern before taking the exam as trends in exam pattern will help understand the areas which might be important for the examination.

JEE Main is also an eligibility test for JEE Advanced, through which candidates can seek admission to the engineering and architecture programs offered by IITs. Check JEE Main Eligibility

JEE Main Exam Dates

JEE Main 2020 Registration and Admit Card 

Registrations for JEE Main 2020 April session have been closed now. The dates for JEE Main Application Form were February 7 to March 12, 2020. There are no official dates announced for the release of JEE Main Admit Card.

  • Since the JEE main new exam dates have now been released (18-23rd July 2020), students can expect the release of JEE Main Admit Cards soon.
  • Due to COVID-19, that might cause disruptions in the current pandemic situation, it might be possible that Admit Cards will be released 10 to 14 days prior to the exam dates.
  • Candidates must visit the official website of NTA or JEE Main 2020 for downloading JEE Main Admit Card.

JEE Main Form Correction Facility 

After the registration window for JEE Main 2020 is closed, NTA opens the correction facility for candidates to ensure that all the errors in the JEE Main Application Form are corrected before the release of JEE Main Admit Cards. This helps in conducting the exams smoothly without any hassles to the candidates as well as to center authorities.

JEE Main Application Form Correction Facility was available to students for the 3rd time since the March for July 2020 session. The JEE Main Exam Dates relating to Form Correction Facility are given below-

Event Dates
JEE Main Application Form Available Feb 7 – March 12, 2020
Image Correction Facility Open till the release of Admit Card
JEE Main Form Correction Facility – 1st Window March 13 to 16, 2020
JEE Main Form Correction Facility – 2nd Window April 1 to 14, 2020 (re-opened)
JEE Main Form Correction Facility – 3rd Window April 15 to May 3, 2020 (extended)

Scope of changing Exam Center

It was noticed that multiple requests emerged from candidates regarding change of JEE Main exam center after the imposition of lockdown during the COVID-19 outbreak all over the country. This was due to multiple students relocating to their hometown or to any other different city to safeguard themselves. In view of this situation, NTA also provided the option to update exam city preference in JEE Main Form Correction Facility, which was provided only due to the extremely difficult situation everyone had been facing.

This facility was available during the 2nd and 3rd window of Form Correction Facility.

JEE Main Exam Day Schedule

Given below is the schedule which shall be followed during the exam day. Candidates are advised to ensure proper management to go through the whole day in case they are attempting more than one paper.

PARTICULARS MORNING SHIFT AFTERNOON SHIFT
Timing of Examination 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Duration of Examination 3 Hours 3 Hours
Entry in Exam Centre 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Entry in Exam Hall (Last entry) 8:15 AM to 8:30 AM 2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator 8:30 AM to 8:45 AM 2:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall 8:45 AM 2:45 PM
Instructions by the Invigilators 8:45 AM to 8:55 AM 2:45 PM to 2:55 PM
Test Commences 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Test Concludes 12:00 PM 6:00 PM

JEE Main Exam Day Guidelines

  • It is possible that frisking and other procedures might take longer than expected. Hence, students are advised to reach as early as possible to the exam center.
  • Check all the particulars mentioned in the JEE Main Admit Card. In case of any discrepancy, immediately contact NTA for necessary action.
  • It is advised to check the venue of the exam center a day before the exam to ensure the correctness of the location. The exam centers outside the main city is difficult to reach using public transport.
  • Candidates must be punctual and be present at JEE Main Exam Centre as per the reporting time.
  • Stationery items like Ballpoint pen, paper will be provided at the center only.
  • For JEE Main Paper 2 of B.Arch, bring your own geometry box set, pencils, erasers and colour pencils or crayons.
  • Students will not be allowed inside the exam hall without the JEE Main Admit card and ID Proof.
  • Do not bring any impermissible items inside the exam hall (given below).
  • PwD candidates must carry a copy of the disability certificate in the prescribed format. A valid certificate must be presented to the frisking staff for allowing the use of a scribe.
  • The JEE Main Admit Card is provided on a provisional basis to the candidate and is subject to his/her satisfying the eligibility conditions. This means that the candidature of any individual can be cancelled during any future date if found ineligible for the examination.

JEE Main Exam Day Guidelines for Scribes

PwD candidates can avail the facility of a scribe under certain conditions given below-

  • Only a candidate with 40% or more disability will be allowed to use the services of a scribe.
  • PwD candidates have the choice of opting their own scribe/reader as well.
  • 1-hour (60 minutes) compensatory time will be provided to PwD candidates with 40% or more disability, with or without a scribe/reader.

To be eligible for a scribe, the PwD candidate must mention the category, type of disability, percentages of disability with complete proof, in the JEE Main Application Form. If any information is found incorrect, the candidature might get cancelled.

Banned Items inside the exam hall

Given below is a list of items which are not allowed inside the exam hall. If any candidate is found carrying any such item, his/her candidature might get cancelled and the candidate might even be debarred from all future examinations conducted by NTA.

  • Electronic gadgets/devices such as Mobile Phone, Calculator, Smartwatch etc.
  • Instrument/ Geometry Box/ Pencil box (except for Paper 2)
  • Handbag, Purse
  • Any kind of Paper/ Stationery
  • Eatables/ Snacks and Tea/ Coffee/ Cold drinks/ Water (loose or packed) (exceptions given below)
  • Mobile phone/ Earphone/ Microphone/ Pager
  • Camera, Tape Recorder
  • Any metallic item such as a metallic scale, kara etc.

Exception for diabetic students

The exam authority has allowed consumption of eatables and drinks as well as taking water bottles in the exam centre only for diabetic patients. The exception is made in order to help diabetic candidates keep their health conditions in check. Diabetic students are advised to carry following items with them to JEE Main Exam Hall-

  • Fruits
  • Sugar tablets
  • Transparent water bottle

Note: Packaged foods such as chips/chocolate/sandwich etc are not allowed inside even for diabetic patients.

JEE Main Answer Key, Result and Scorecard

NTA will release the JEE Main Answer Keys for Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 within a week of conducting the JEE Main Examination. Candidates will be able to send their representations against the answer key for a fee of INR 1000 per claim against a question. However, if the claim is accepted by NTA the fee will be refunded by the agency.

Given below are some key points related to the exam dates for answer keys, results and scorecard of JEE Main 2020.

  • NTA will release the JEE Main 2020 Result at its official portal.
  • Only the top 2,50,000 candidates of JEE Main can register for JEE Advanced.
  • JEE Main 2020 Scorecard will be released for the unqualified as well as qualified candidates after the declaration of result.
  • JEE Main Results will be released in the form of scorecard and All India Rank.
  • JEE Main 2020 April session will now be held in July and therefore the result has been delayed.
  • All India Rank list for Paper 1 will also be released along with the result.
  • All India Rank list for Paper 2 will be released after the July session.

Candidates can check the JEE Main exam date 2020 for January and April (now July) session in the table below-

EVENT DATES – JANUARY SESSION
Release of Answer Key 13 January 2020
JEE Main Result for Paper 1 17 January 2020
JEE Main Result for Paper 2 23 January 2020
JEE Main Result for Paper 3 23 January 2020
Answer Key & Challenge Acceptance 13 to 15th January 2020
AIR Declaration To be declared after July session results
EVENT DATES – JULY (APRIL) SESSION
Release of Answer Key To be announced
JEE Main Result for Paper 1 To be declared
JEE Main Result for Paper 2 To be declared
JEE Main Result for Paper 3 To be declared
Answer Key & Challenge Acceptance To be declared
AIR Declaration To be declared

JEE Main 2020 Result for the July (or April) session will be declared soon after the exam is successfully conducted. The result for JEE Main 2020 January Session has already been announced on January 31, 2020, with All India Ranks being declared during February 2020. This also includes the release of the final answer key according to which the final score for JEE Main is decided.

JEE Main 2020 Counselling

  • The registration process for counselling will begin after the JEE Main July session.
  • JoSAA will hold JEE Main Counselling for admissions to NITs, IIITs and IITs.
  • CSAB will conduct two more rounds for the seats in Union Territories, North-Eastern regions, and 17 participating SFTIs.
  • The counselling session will be conducted during September and October 2020.
In the table given below, we have tabulated the schedule for JoSAA.
EVENT DATES (Tentative)
Joint Apex Board declares JEE Main 2020 Ranks Available soon
Start of candidates registration and choice fill-in of academic programmes Available soon
Display of mock seat allocation – 1 (based on choice filling) Available soon
Display of mock seat allocation – 2 (based on choice filling) Available soon
End of candidates’ registration and fill-in choices of academic programs Available soon
Data reconciliation, seat allocation, verification and validation Available soon
First round of seat allotment Available soon
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (1st round) Available soon
Display of seat availability status Available soon
Second round of seat allotment Available soon
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (2nd round) Available soon
Display of seat availability status Available soon
Third round of seat allotment Available soon
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (3rd round) Available soon
Display of seat availability status Available soon
Fourth round of seat allotment Available soon
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (4th round) Available soon
Display of seat availability status Available soon
Fifth round of seat allotment Available soon
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (5th round) Available soon
Display of seat availability status Available soon
Sixth round of seat allotment Available soon
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (6th round; Last round for withdrawal) Available soon
Display of seat availability status Available soon
Seventh round of seat allotment Available soon
Reporting at the allotted centre for seat allotment (7th round) Available soon

Check JoSAA Counselling

JEE Advanced Exam Dates 2020

The top 2,24,000 qualified candidates of all categories in JEE Paper 1 will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020. Given below is the schedule of JEE Advanced 2020. Please do note that the dates are subject to change due to a change in dates for JEE Main 2020.

EVENTS DATES (Tentative)
Starting of online registration for JEE Advanced 2020 First week of August
Closing of registration First week of August 2020
JEE Advanced 2020 Admit card released Second week of August 2020
Date of Exam 26th August 2020 (announced)
Exam response sheet send to the candidates To be announced
Releasing of answer key To be announced
Receiving of objections To be announced
JEE Advanced 2020 Result To be announced
AAT online registration date To be announced
AAT Exam date To be announced
Declaration result To be announced
Seat allotment and Counselling process To be announced

After JEE Advanced, interested candidates appear for AAT or Architecture Aptitude Test. AAT is an examination to screen candidates for admission to B.Arch courses. B. Arch courses are available in IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur. After JEE Advanced, it takes usually 2 or 3 weeks to finish AAT registration and other processes. Like JEE Advanced, AAT is also conducted by IITs.

JEE Main Exam Date is a clock, ticking, and making the students anxious day by day, as it gets closer. It is a very important day for all the aspirants as it will decide the fate of students in the long term. Students must try to remain calm during the examination.

Currently, JEE Main Exam Dates is delayed by over 3 months. This has given apt time to students to prepare for the exams. Students must maintain a good amount of balance between studies and leisure activities. Make your studies fun during this lockdown, and be prepared to combat in the battle with COVID-19.

Recent Developments due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

India is under a complete lockdown since March due to coronavirus pandemic. Many experts suggest that the lockdown has affected the whole country. The education sector is also hit hard and the major problem will start after the crisis ends.

  • There is no confirmed deadline when this crisis will be under control. Candidates are unsure about the exact examination dates.
  • Delay in examinations will lead to delay in the admissions of the students. This will also put pressure on studies as well as admissions.
  • The lockdown is affecting the economy of the country. As a result, the workforce under pressure. Many businesses have been hit and revenue growth is in high negative numbers. This will lead to financial difficulties during the admissions process.

The delay in exams has given a lot of extra time to the students. They can use this for their own benefit and prepare in a better manner for their exams. Candidates can read about tips over how to study from home during the lockdown. Candidates can read more about JEE Main Preparation Tips. NTA is also providing free mock tests for JEE Main which students can attempt right from their homes. (NDLI) National Digital Library of India is providing a free preparation module for JEE exams. Candidates can use this to practice even better for the exams.

Go to Geek Prank and try the online Windows XP simulator, play with the classic Minesweeper and Tetris games or listen to some music.

FAQs

Ques – When does the JEE Main Application Form for April session starts?

Ans – JEE Main 2020 April session Registration was available from February 7, 2020. Candidates were able to apply until March 12, 2020. However, the last date to pay the JEE Main application fee was March 12, 2020.


Ques – I have made an error in JEE Main application form. Is there a way through which I can correct this mistake?

Ans – NTA, the exam conducting authority of JEE Main 2020, will be opening the window for application form correction for the candidates who have made certain discrepancy while registration. The application form correction window was open till 3rd May 2020.

Apart from this, NTA has provided the facility for image correction. Students can correct their image discrepancy by visiting the official website until the release of admit cards.


Ques – When will JEE Main form correction start for JEE Main 2020?

Ans – JEE Main for correction commenced from March 13, 2020, candidates were able to make corrections till March 16, 2020. Correction window was extended till 3rd May 2020 and now has been closed.


Ques – When will JEE Main Admit Card release?

Ans – NTA released JEE Main admit card on December 6, 2019 in online mode for January session exam. The April session will be held in July (July 18th – July 23rd), therefore the admit card will be issued tentatively 10 to 14 days prior to the exam date. Candidates who have filled the application form successfully will be able to download the admit card.


Ques – My image is not clear in the admit card, what do I do?

Ans – In case a candidate receives an admit card with blur image on the same, they must contact the exam conducting authority as soon as possible as admit card with blur image is not acceptable at the time of examination.


Ques – When will the JEE Main result declare?

Ans – JEE Main result for January and April session is declared separately. JEE Main result for January session was released on January 31, 2020, while the result for the April session, which is to be conducted in July 2020, will be announced tentatively a week after the examination.


Ques – What are the counselling dates for JEE Main 2020?

Ans – Counselling date for JEE Main 2020 will be declared by JoSAA after the declaration of JEE Main 2020 result.