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JEE Main 2020: Dates announced by the MHRD, Examination to be conducted from July 18 to 23, 2020

Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Education Minister of India, hosted a live session with students on Facebook and Twitter on 5th May 2020. As a relief to the uncertainty for students as well as parents, he announced that the JEE Main 2020 April session will be held from 18th to 23rd July 2020. He also announced new dates for NEET 2020 which shall now be held on 26th July 2020. The session was hosted to address the queries of students who had been affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic all across the country.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates

Previously, it was announced by the authorities that JEE Main 2020 April session will be held during the end of May 2020. But to ensure the safety of students amid the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, JEE Main 2020 new dates are set from 18th to 23rd July 2020. He also stated that JEE Advanced 2020 will be held in August 2020.

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card Dates

The release of JEE Main 2020 Admit Card might be around 10 to 14 days before the exam, depending on the gravity of situation. Earlier, it was scheduled to released on March 27, 2020. The complete revised dates for JEE Main 2020 will be released on the official website. Candidates are advised to keep checking the official website for the latest information.

Queries regarding the upcoming academic calendar

A few queries from students were regarding the study pressure in the coming academic calendar. The syllabus for the following academic year will be reduced according to the time period lost, said Mr Pokhriyal. Due to COVID-19, the academic schedule has been delayed. With this concern, HRD ministry has central and other educational boards to reduce the syllabus for the 2021 academic year proportionately.

Dates for CBSE Board Examinations

Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal also announced that the decision on dates for 29 CBSE Board exams still pending, will be taken in accordance with the situation of COVID-19 among various districts. The situation has been reviewed and dates for the examinations will be announced within a day or two. This poses a question towards students who were appearing for JEE Main 2020 along with 12th Boards this year because the percentage score of 12th standard is an important criterion for admission to colleges.

Useful Resources to Prepare under Lockdown

Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal has asked students to utilise maximum online resources for studying during COVID-19 lockdown. Online portals such as Diksha, Swayam, National Digital Library of India are available for free to students with around 2000 online content. Other than this, Swayam Prabha television channel is telecasting regular educational content for exams completely free on DTH service. Content on Swayam Prabha channel is provided from school to college-level curriculum.

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.

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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.