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

Last updated on September 21st, 2020 at 01:38 pm

Latest Updates on JEE Main Application Form-

  • The exam for 2020 has been conducted successfully. Check Answer Keys
  • NTA has released JEE Main 2020 Admit Card for April/September session with COVID-19 Advisory.
  • OSD Anil Kumar Saha confirmed on May 21, 2020 that BCECE will not conduct any separate exam for admissions in engineering colleges.
  • JEE Main 2020 application form has been re-opened till 20th July, 2020 for those who dropped the idea of studying abroad owing to COVID-19
  • NTA came across 15000 applications in just 3 days.

Candidates are required to provide preferences for JEE Main Exam centers along with paper opted while applying for the exam. The information about exam center and schedule will be mentioned in the JEE Main Admit Card.

JEE Main 2020 Application: Highlights

Exam particulars Details
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency
Official Website jeemain.nta.nic.in
Mode of Registration Online
Examination mode Online
Minimum Eligibility Intermediate Graduate
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, or PayTM
Helpdesk [email protected]

JEE Main 2020 Application Dates

Application dates for January session of JEE Main 2020

Event Name Date
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 (September) 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
Release of JEE Main 2020 Admit Card 17th August 2020
JEE Main 2020 Examination 1st September- 6th September, 2020

JEE Main 2021 Application Process: Developments Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

JEE Main 2021 application form will be made available in online mode at the official website of NTA. Only eligible candidates will be able to fill the form.

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and delay in school reopening, the date for JEE Main 2021 exams for both the sessions might get affected and get shifted.
  • As schools have reduced the annual syllabus, the syllabus for JEE Main might also get decreased.
  • Students can check the updated details of the next year JEE exam on the official website soon.

Changes in JEE Main 2020 Application

  • JEE Main 2020 Application portal was made open for new candidates who did not appear for the January session.
  • JEE Main aspirants who appeared for the January session had to use the same credentials for filling the form for the April (September) session.
  • Candidates who registered for the JEE Main 2020 January session but could not appear for the same, they are required to register as new candidates.
  • JEE Main participants had to upload their 12th marksheet/admit card/certificate while filling the application for the second session.
  • For JEE Main 2020, registration fee was hiked by INR 150 for General category and INR 75 for other categories.

JEE Main 2020 Registration: Features

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

  • JEE Main 2020 aspirants must have filled a valid email id and mobile number in the form for NTA to communicate information to them.
  • Candidates must keep recent photographs and signatures handy before JEE Main 2020 Registration.
  • For JEE Main aspirants, it was mandatory to upload class 12 marksheet/ admit card/ certificate.
  • Candidates were required to properly go through the instructions mentioned in the application form.
  • Download the sample application form and go through it to avoid any error in the final application form.
  • Also, candidates must ensure not to add any prefixes such as Mr/Shri/Fr/Dr/Mrs/Smt/Col with their or guardian’s names.

JEE Main 2020 Registration: January Session Statistics

JEE Main 2020 January Session Statistics

The table below shows the number of candidates who registered and appeared for 3 papers of JEE Main 2020 January Session. It identifies the pattern for the upcoming JEE Main 2020 September 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 [B.E./B.Tech] Registration: January & April/ September Sessions Statistics 

Particulars Registered Appeared
Common candidates in January + April/ September 2020 Examination 5.88 lakhs 4.81 lakhs
Candidates in January, 2020 Examination 9.21 lakhs 8.69 lakhs
Candidates in April/September, 2020 Examination 8.41 lakhs 6.35 lakhs
Unique candidates in JEE Main January + April/September 2020 11.74 lakhs 10.23 lakhs 

JEE Main 2020 Registration Statistics over Years

Year Applicants in Numbers
2020 11.74 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

JEE Main Application Form: Eligibility

There are four main parameters in JEE Main 2020 Eligibility criteria essential for JEE Main Registration.

  1. Educational Qualification
    • For JEE Main 2020, only candidates who have passed 12th exam in 2018 (after July), 2019 or 2020 are allowed to apply.
    • Minimum 50% marks in Maths and 50% marks in the aggregate are mandatory for B.Planning paper (Paper 1).
    • Physics and Mathematics are mandatory subjects for B.E./B.Tech Paper applicants with additional subjects like Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subjects.
    • B. Arch Applicants must have passed 12th board exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  2. Age Limit
    • NTA has removed the age limit barrier from JEE Main 2020 exam.
    • The only condition for JEE Main 2020 is to pass 12th exam in 2018, 2019 or 2020 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE Main 2020.
  3. Year of Appearance of the Candidate
    • Candidates appearing for 12th exam in 2020 or have appeared in 2018, 2019 can apply for JEE Main 2020.
    • Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2017 or before are not eligible.
    • Candidates appearing for the class 12 board exams in 2021 or after are also ineligible.
  4. Number of Attempts
    • Candidates can take the JEE Main exam for 3 consecutive years
    • Candidate’s appearances in the two sessions held each year will be counted as their one attempt only.

Qualifying Exams Under JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

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

  • 12th examination or equivalent conducted by a recognised board such as ICSE, CBSE, CISCE, etc.
  • Intermediate or Pre-Degree Course exam or Pre-University Course 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 recognized by AICTE or SBTE
  • The Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with at least five subjects

Prerequisites for JEE Main Registration

Documents required for JEE Main Registration process are tabulated below:

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 with 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.

Check JEE Main 2020 Syllabus


How to Fill the JEE Main 2020 Application Form?

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

Step 1: JEE Main Registration and Form Filling

  • Visit the official website of JEE Main: jeemain.nta.nic.in and
  • Click on “Apply for JEE Main 2020”

Apply for jee main 2020

Apply for JEE Main 2020

  • Two links appear on the window opened, one for “Fresh Registrations” and one for “JEE Main 2020 January Registration
  • Candidates who have appeared for JEE Main January 2020 Session need to enter the same Application Number and password Regestration Page
  • Others need to register as new candidates and then fill up the JEE Main Registration form by providing the following details:
    1. Nationality
    2. State of Eligibility
    3. State where the Class 12th School / NIOS study center is located
    4. Identification Type
    5. Aadhaar Card Number
    6. Candidate’s Name
    7. Date of Birth
    8. Gender
    9. Security Pin

JEE Apllication details

JEE Application details

  • 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 Application Form.
  • On submission, an application number will be generated which can be used to complete the registration process.

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
  • Check Image Specification.
  • Clear photographs should be uploaded.
  • Photographs with white background are preferable.
  • Students must keep a reserve of multiple copies of the photograph as the same will be required during JEE Main Counselling and other procedures.
  • In case of discrepancy in images, candidates can correct the same using the JEE Main Image Correction Window.
  • Class 12th Marksheet/Certificate needs to be uploaded with size in between 50 KB to 200 KB Documents Upload

Documents Upload

Step 3: Payment of Application Fee

  • JEE Main Registration/Application Fee can be paid via:
    • 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 with the help of any of the below-mentioned details:

JEE (Main) Unit Central Board of Secondary Education

Address: Plot No. 149, Block – H,

Sector – 63, Noida – 201309

Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)

Email: [email protected]

Helpline No.: 7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526

  • If the confirmation page is not generated, candidates will have to pay the fee again.
  • Fee once paid, shall not be refunded under any circumstances

Payment Proceed

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JEE Main Application: Fee for single or combined papers

The table below details the JEE Main Registration fee for various papers (single as well as combination of papers).

Category Single Paper Two or Three Papers Single Paper Two or Three Papers
Candidates Type For Local candidates For Foreign candidates
General/OBCs (Boys) 650 1300 3000 6000
SC/ST/PwD/Female 325 650 1500 3000

Step 4: Select Exam Centres and Slot for the Exam

  • JEE Main 2020 aspirants can choose exam centers from the preference list of 258 exam cities available.
  • Allocation of centers for the JEE Main exam will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • Candidates applying for offline mode need to select a minimum of 4 JEE Main Exam Centres and those opting for computer-based test (CBT) need to choose only one test centre

How to Choose JEE Main 2020 Exam centres?

  • Candidates have the option to choose any 4 exam centers according to their preference.
  • The exam center will be allotted by the exam authority only.
  • For centers with less than 30 students, in such cases those students will be allotted the last slot of the last exam day.
  • Candidates must keep the following few things in mind while choosing an exam center:
      • The center must be nearest so as to avoid delays in reaching the venue on time.
      • It must be easy and accessible to reach.
      • Evaluate transportation facilities to reach the center.
  • At the JEE Main Exam centers, the exam is conducted in the online mode.
  • At JEE Main Exam Centers of 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 required a password and a security question at the time of JEE Main registration. Although it can be changed, it is advisable to create a strong password, which is easy to remember. Some rules for the password for JEE Main Application Form 2020 is given below:

  • Character length should be in between 8 and 13
  • Password must contain each of the following –
      • Uppercase letter
      • Lowercase letter
      • Numeric character
      • Special character such as – [email protected]#$%^&*()_+
  • Candidates can use applications like Lastpass to save passwords, however it is not suggested
  • Google passwords also allow you to save passwords on Chrome browser.

For Resetting JEE Main Application Password

Candidates have 3 options to reset password:

  • 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, candidates need to keep the following documents handy:

  • Printout of the JEE Main registration confirmation mail
  • JEE Main admit card 2020 issued by NTA which can be downloaded 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 JEE Main application form can be checked using the “Application Form Progress” feature on the left side of the application window:

  • View Application Form
  • Check scanned images
  • View payment status

Checking Fee Payment Status for JEE Main 2020

  • JEE Main 2020 applicants need to take printout of the confirmation page only if the payment status reflects “Ok” status.
  • In cases of online mode, if the payment status is not confirmed, then the candidate needs to pay the fees again.
  • In case no status is displayed, then also candidates are required to make payment again.
  • The money debited in the first instance will be credited to the candidate’s account in 7 days.

Download JEE Main 2020 Study Material

Steps to Avail EWS Reservation in JEE Main 2020

NTA has implemented a 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Section candidates in JEE Main 2020. Eligible candidates need to apply for the reservation by selecting the option in JEE Main 2020 application form. Follow below steps to avail reservation:

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

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

Read | JEE Main 2020 Reservation Criteria

What if you forget JEE Main 2020 Application Number?

JEE Main 2020 aspirants who could not remember their JEE Main 2020 application number can follow below steps:-

  • Visit the official website and click on the candidate login window
  • Click on “I can’t access my account” option
  • Further select “ 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.
  • Once the details are submitted, JEE Main aspirants can retrieve their application number.

What if you forget the JEE Main 2020 Password?

In case if a candidate forgets JEE Main 2020 password, he/she could retrieve it by following the below mentioned steps:

  • Visit the official website and click on the candidate login window
  • Then, click on “I can’t access my account” option
  • Select “ I forgot my Password” option
  • Select one of the following options to get a new password.
      • Security Question and the answer chosen during JEE Main registration
      • Verification code sent to candidate’s registered mobile number
      • Ask to send a reset link to the registered email id

JEE Main 2020 Application Form Correction

  • Every candidate needs to be extra vigilant while filling the JEE Main 2020 Application form to avoid errors.
  • However, one can visit the official website to correct any information using the correction facility available.
  • From the correction window available, select the “Edit Application Form” option and make necessary changes.
  • At the time of JEE Main form correction, candidates have to pay an additional fee via different modes:
      • Online through credit/debit card/E-wallet/SBI buddy/Paytm
      • One can pay via e-challan generated during online correction by cash at branches of 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
  • Enter 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 corrected. In case candidates opt for additional paper, the balance fee needs to be paid
  • Language of Examination: Candidates can change the language of examination from one to other
  • Category: NTA allows candidates to make changes in the category as well
    • Fee will not be refunded if it is changed from general to reserved
    • Candidate need to pay balance fee it the category is changed from reserved to general
  • Exam Centers: Students can even change the exam centers

Application Fee for Form Correction

Candidates need to pay additional fee if they make the following corrections:

  • If additional papers are selected by the candidate, OR
  • If the candidate has changed his/her category from reserved to general (OPEN).

How to check the size of the image?

The below steps ensures that the uploaded images are as per the guidelines or not:

  • Right click on the image to be uploaded
  • Click on the properties of the image
  • On the properties window, click on the details tab and view the dimensions of the image

Scope of changing exam center city

  • NTA has expanded the scope of editing JEE Main exam center from this year itself owing to COVID 19 and subsequent lockdown.
  • For the majority of candidates who might be stuck in a particular city, this editing option has been the need of the hour.
  • JEE Main Application Correction window was opened till 20th July 2020.
  • It allows a candidate to correct particulars and also update exam city preferences.

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
  • The emphasis of test centers is mainly prominent for the candidates belonging to rural areas.
  • The main aim for this is to make the students comfortable with the computer-based test.
  • Around 4000 test practice centers have been established by NTA in schools and colleges across the country to spread awareness about the CBT mode among the candidates.
  • Candidates can register for these centers on the official website of NTA completely free of cost.
  • “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. Start with visiting the official website of NTA: nta.ac.in
  2. Click on “student registration”
  3. Enter personal information such as contact details, academic details,etc.
  4. A screen will be displayed on which candidate can select any 5 centers according to their preference.
  5. Lastly, select schedule 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

  • Registered candidates will be issued admit cards only a few days before the exam date
  • One needs to log in to the NTA official website jeemain.nta.nic.in to download the admit card

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card – Key Points

  • JEE Main 2020 Admit Card is mandatory for verification.
  • It is a document used as an identity proof and 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.
  • Candidates will be intimated on the issue of JEE Main Admit Card on their registered mobile number and email ID.
  • Candidates can contact the helpdesk in case of any discrepancies 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

JEE Main 2020 candidates may come across certain discrepancies in their admit cards including:

  • Spelling Mistakes
  • Pwd/DA status wrongly placed
  • Difference in the test centers and city allotted
  • Missing or unclear photograph

Such discrepancies can be resolved by sending a mail at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques: What is the procedure for payment of registration fees?

Ans: JEE Main candidates can fee for registration in both online and offline mode. For online payment, one can opt for debit card/credit card/netbanking etc. while one can also go for e-challan that can be paid in cash at selected bank branches.

Ques: How to download the admit card?

Ans: Admit cards will be available a few days before the schedule of the examination. Registered candidates can log in with username, password or date of birth at the official website for JEE Main to obtain admit card.

Ques: Can the registration form be corrected after submission?

Ans: Yes, NTA has provided a provision to edit certain parameters upto a deadline. One can edit almost every detail including the exam center. Visit the official website for details.

Ques. On what basis can the JEE Main Application Form get rejected?

Ans. An incomplete application form can be rejected due to absence of photo, signature or payment of fees. Also, the form can be rejected due the unclear photo or signature.

Ques.Is it possible for me to apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning paper in JEE Main 2020?

Ans. Yes, it is possible to apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning paper simultaneously.