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

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The Education Minister of India has announced the JEE Main New Exam Dates. As per the announcement, NTA will now conduct the exam from 1st September to 6th September 2020. However, with the rising COVID-19 cases in India, it is likely that the government will push JEE Main Exam Dates 2020 even more further. Candidates will come to know about their exact exam date, slot, and exam center through JEE Main 2020 Admit Card.

On 25 July 2020, NTA re-opened the JEE Main Correction Window till 31st July to ensure that exam dates for NDA (I) appearing candidates do not clash with dates of JEE Main 2020.


JEE Main Important Exam Dates 2020

Based on the latest developments, JEE Main 2020 will be conducted in the month of January 2020 and April 2020 (postponed till September 2020). Here are all important exam dates:

EVENT JANUARY 2020 SESSION APRIL 2020 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 2020 Application Form Correction Facility October 08-14, 2019 Till 20th July 2020 (closed)
Issue of JEE Main 2020 Admit Card December 06, 2019 15 days prior to the exam
JEE Main Exam Date 2020 January 06 to January 11, 2020 1 September to 6 September 2020 (New Dates)

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 Exam Day Schedule

An exam schedule posted by NTA showed a lot of difference as compared to the January session. 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 Dates

JEE Main 2020 Registration and Admit Card 

Registrations for JEE Main April 2020 session have been closed now. The dates for JEE Main 2020 Application Form were February 7 to March 12, 2020. There are no official dates announced for the release of JEE Main 2020 Admit Card. However, NTA has announced that JEE Main Admit Card will be released 15 days before the exam.

  • The JEE main new exam dates 2020 have now been released (1 to 6 September 2020).
  • Due to COVID-19, which might cause disruptions in the current pandemic situation, it has been announced that April 2020 session Admit Cards will be released 15 days prior to the exam dates.
  • Candidates must visit the official website of NTA for downloading JEE Main 2020 Admit Card.

Dates for JEE Main Form Correction Facility 

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

Event Dates
JEE Main 2020 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 1st to 14th April 2020 (re-opened)
JEE Main Form Correction Facility – 3rd Window 15th April 2020 to 3rd May 2020 (extended)
JEE Main Form Correction Facility – 4th Window May 25 to May 31, 2020 (re-opened, now closed)
JEE Main Form Correction Facility – 5th Window 4th July to 20th July, 2020 (closed)

Dates for 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.
  • In addition, JEE Main Results will be released in the form of a scorecard and All India Rank.
  • JEE Main April 2020 session will now be held in September 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 April 2020 session.

Candidates can check the JEE Main Exam Dates 2020 for January 2020 and April 2020 session in the table below-

JEE Main January 2020 Session Dates

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 declare after April 2020 session Results

JEE Main April 2020 Session Dates

EVENT DATES – APRIL SESSION
Release of Answer Key Yet to announce
JEE Main Result for Paper 1 Yet to declare
JEE Main Result for Paper 2 Yet to declare
JEE Main Result for Paper 3 Yet to declare
Answer Key & Challenge Acceptance Yet to declare
AIR Declaration Yet to declare

Dates for JEE Main 2020 Counselling

  • The registration process for counselling will begin after the JEE Main April 2020 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.

Dates for JoSAA Counselling

In the table given below, we have tabulated the schedule for JoSAA.
EVENT DATES (Tentative)
Joint Apex Board declares JEE Main 2020 Ranks 2nd week of September
Start of candidates registration and choice fill-in of academic programs 2nd week of September
Display of mock seat allocation – 1 (based on choice filling) 2nd week of September
Display of mock seat allocation – 2 (based on choice filling) 3rd week of September
End of candidates’ registration and fill-in choices of academic programs 4th week of September
Data reconciliation, seat allocation, verification and validation 4th week of September
First round of seat allotment 4th week of September
Reporting at the allotted center for seat allotment (1st round) 4th week of September
Display of seat availability status 1st week of October
Second round of seat allotment
Reporting at the allotted center for seat allotment (2nd round) 1st week of October
Display of seat availability status 1st week of October
Third round of seat allotment
Reporting at the allotted center for seat allotment (3rd round) 2nd week of October
Display of seat availability status 2nd week of October
Fourth round of seat allotment
Reporting at the allotted center for seat allotment (4th round) 2nd week of October
Display of seat availability status 2nd week of October
The fifth round of seat allotment
Reporting at the allotted center for seat allotment (5th round) 2nd week of October
Display of seat availability status 2nd week of October
Sixth-round of seat allotment
Reporting at the allotted center for seat allotment (6th round; Last round for withdrawal) 3rd week of October
Display of seat availability status 3rd week of October
Seventh round of seat allotment
Reporting at the allotted center for seat allotment (7th round) 3rd week of October

Check JoSAA Counselling

JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Dates

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 To be announce
Date of Exam 27th September 2020 (announced)
Exam response sheet send to the candidates Yet to announce
Releasing of answer key Yet to announce
Receiving of objections Yet to announce
JEE Advanced 2020 Result Yet to announce
AAT online registration date Yet to announce
AAT Exam date Yet to announce
Declaration result Yet to announce
Seat allotment and Counselling process Yet to announce

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 at the JEE Main Exam Center.
  • Check all the particulars mentioned in the JEE Main 2020 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 are difficult to reach using public transport.
  • Candidates must be punctual and be present at JEE Main Exam Center 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 2020 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 2020 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. Check JEE Main Eligibility

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 for 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 2020 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 that 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 the consumption of eatables and drinks as well as taking water bottles in the exam center 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.

Key Points on JEE Advanced and AAT

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 New Exam Dates 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.

How Will Delay in Exam Dates Affect the JEE Main 2021 Session?

The major problem because of this delay due to COVID-19 and lockdown will be on the academic calendar of students. NTA is reviewing on the JEE Main January 2021 session, whether it would be feasible to conduct a session in January 2021. CBSE has already reduced the syllabus for 2021 for Class 9th to 12th. There is no such announcement by NTA for JEE Main or NEET exams yet.

It is also being questioned whether the removal of certain topics affects the quality of education. HRD Ministry has been promoting online learning through various courses of Swayam, CBSE and NTA. It is obvious that there will be a shift in the schedule of JEE Main 2021. It is also possible that only a single session is conducted with an option for an open book online test. The difficulty levels for the exam might also increase even after the reduction in syllabus.

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.

FAQs for JEE Main Important Dates

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

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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


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