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Bihar State Board To Accept JEE Main Scores For Admissions

There have been multiple requests to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and other authorities towards providing easier criteria for evaluation of students aspiring for admission to various engineering and medical colleges amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak halting all the major examinations. While the discussion for such an evaluation is still under progress, Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Exam Board (. In , as a relief to a majority of students, that the admissions to state engineering colleges can be conducted on the basis of Joint Entrance Examination or JEE Main scores. JEE Main is the national level exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to NITs, IIITs, GFTIs and as a preliminary examination for JEE Advanced.

JEE Main New Dates

Recently, NTA has re-opened the JEE Main July 2020 Session Applications, giving another opportunity to engineering aspirants to apply for JEE Main 2020. The application window has been reopened to provide a chance for those aspiring to study abroad but had to change plans due to the COVID-19 crisis all over the world. Although anyone who wants to apply for JEE Main 2020 can fill the JEE Main Application Form. The application window for JEE Main July 2020 was re-opened on May 19 and will close on May 24, with the resumption of the Correction Window from May 25 to May 31, 2020. JEE Main new exam dates will be from July 18 to 23, 2020.

“Will Consider JEE Main For Admissions”

Anil Kumar Sinha, BCECEB officer, said that the candidates who wish to take admission in engineering colleges of Bihar will be required to submit their forms by May 24 on the official BCECEB website. He said, “There are around 38 government engineering colleges and one private college in Vaishali District of Bihar. There are more than 10,000 seats in engineering colleges, for students who qualify JEE Main 2020.” On the state examination board conducting separate exams, he said, “BCECEB will not be conducting any exam this year for admission in engineering colleges of Bihar. Students will be allotted seats in various courses on the basis of their scores in JEE Main 2020 only. The application form for state admissions and counselling will be released soon after the JEE Main 2020 Results are announced.”

Low JEE Main Score/Rank? Evaluating These Options Might Help

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart”

This proverb holds true in different practical aspects as well. There might be a lot of students who prepared diligently throughout the entire year or maybe for even two years but still could not get good rank due to some unfortunate reasons. At this point in time, it is important not to lose hope. Also, don’t get disheartened even if this was your second attempt and you couldn’t make it to the college of your dreams.

Now is the time to apply a new strategy of analyzing and improvising.

If the student could not score good marks, there might be a problem in either their preparation or the execution. Hence, the first step is to analyze where the void is. For example, there might be a student who was not completely prepared for the exam and he left some of the important topics which unfortunately came in the exam. Therefore, it was a lag in preparation. There might be a student who could not perform well because he got anxious during the exam and committed silly errors which resulted in a drop in rank. This is an example of a problem in the execution. So, it is better to analyze what went wrong and how can you work on it.

Now, there are three options which you can choose from.

  1. Prepare for the next attempt and drop this year
  2. Settle with the college that you can get with your score
  3. Wait for successive counselling sessions

Let us dive deep into each option and students can make a wise decision if JEE Main score is low.

Prepare for the Next Attempt and drop this year

This is an alternative which you can choose if you have appeared for the first attempt with the board exams. This will help in learning and studying more for JEE Main and keeping your focus only on this exam. Taking a one-year drop will give you an added advantage since you would have already experienced the exam once and also your preparation would just need more focus and brush-up. Complete dedication and determination of study will sail you through the JEE Main exam.

From 2019, JEE Main is conducted twice a year. Candidates have an option to not drop a year and prepare for the second attempt if they are not satisfied with the result of first attempt. So candidates have a chance to appear twice in a year. If a candidate did not score well in the first attempt, then he/she can appear for the second attempt.

However, if you are taking a drop for your third attempt, it can be risky and you need to make a wise and calculated step. You should be confident about this decision. It is necessary to be aware of the shortcomings of your preparation and know precisely the reasons not to score well in the past attempts. If one is confident about the preparation and knows that dedicating one year will help them to get over these shortcomings, then one can take this decision to drop another year. If the students have doubts over their preparation and are not sure, then they can choose the other options which we will discuss further.

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Settle with the college that you can get with your score

It is pretty obvious that every student who is preparing for JEE Main exam dreams of getting in the top IITs or NITs. However, with the limited number of seats in these colleges, it is practically impossible for every student to get admission in these colleges. Further, there are more than 4500 engineering colleges throughout India. There are ample opportunities for students since these colleges also have skilled faculties and good resources.

The other private and state universities offer B.E or B.Tech courses and have a wide range of courses and specializations to choose from. The basic concepts of teaching and the engineering essence would remain almost the same in every college. Hence, the students are advised to look broaden their perspective and look beyond IITs and NITs too if they have already attempted JEE Main twice.

The students who are getting other private universities and colleges should not hesitate to opt for these. To have a better picture, they can contact the students from various colleges and get to know about the quality of education in these colleges. They can also visit websites and placement reports to get a fair idea about the college they are opting for. Checking if their alumni are holding good positions in the industry can also be a parament to judge the college. All these factors will help in deciding the college that you wish to spend your next crucial four years.

Wait for Successive Counselling Sessions

There is also a good probability that you might get a good college in the subsequent counselling rounds. A lot of students drop or change colleges, which helps the other students to get a chance. A lot of students are not sure about the result of the successive counselling and they end up making decisions in haste due to delayed counselling sessions.

It is important to first analyse the complete situation and decide after considering each aspect. There are cases where students got into very good universities during mop-up counselling rounds. Hence, one should wait and appear in each counselling session in which they are eligible to attend. This is also a great option to get a private college which is in the range of your marks. The placements and education quality of some renowned colleges are up to the mark with IITs. Therefore, keep calm and choose wisely.

List of Some NITs which offered B.Tech Courses with Low Rank in JEE Main

Admission in NITs is possible even if your rank is more than 50,000. To get admission in top NITs one should rank below 10,000. Here is a list of some NITs with their closing rank in the respective course

Name of the NIT Name of the Course Closing Rank Category
NIT Agartala Chemical Engineering 3,19,419 Gender Neutral
NIT Agartala Civil Engineering 2,54,362 Gender Neutral
NIT Agartala Computer Science and Engineering 98,197 Gender-Neutral
NIT Agartala Mechanical Engineering 2,24,062 Gender-Neutral
NIT Durgapur Biotechnology 55,055 Female Only
NIT Durgapur Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 57,485 Female Only
NIT Goa Civil Engineering 1,46,182 Gender Neutral
NIT Goa Mechanical Engineering 60,750 Gender-Neutral
NIT Hamirpur Chemical Engineering 2,21,967 Gender-Neutral
NIT Hamirpur Civil Engineering 1,64,457 Gender-Neutral
NIT Jalandhar Biotechnology 93080 Female Only
NIT Jalandhar Chemical Engineering 80428 Gender-Neutral
NIT Meghalaya Civil Engineering 1,17,205 Gender-Neutral
NIT Meghalaya Computer Science and Engineering 59,052 Gender-Neutral
NIT Meghalaya Electronics and Communications Engineering 87,987 Open
NIT Puducherry Civil Engineering 96,543 OBC-NCL
NIT Puducherry Computer Science and Engineering 56,609 OBC-NCL
NIT Raipur Biotechnology 91,034 Open
NIT Raipur Civil Engineering 55,084 Open

Colleges You can opt

Here is a list of some private colleges which you can opt if your rank is low:-

  1. IIIT Amethi
  2. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad
  3. BIT, Ranchi
  4. BIT, Patna
  5. KIIT, Bhubaneswar
  6. Jaipur University
  7. Lovely Professional University
  8. SMVDU, Jammu Tawi
  9. Kalasalingham, Krishnakoil
  10. MJPR, Bareilly
  11. Assam University
  12. Tezpur University
  13. Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur
  14. IIIT, Gwalior
  15. BIT, Deogarh
  16. IIITD and Management, Kancheepuram
  17. VNIT, Nagpur
  18. College of Engineering, Pune
  19. SPA, Delhi
  20. MGRERI, Chennai
  21. JSS, Noida

If the candidate is dropping a year then he/she must do hard work, follow the right books and strategy to score better in the exam. Start with the decision about whether to do self-study or joining a coaching centre. If a candidate opts a self-study option then he/she must choose the right study material and approach.

JEE Main 2020 Result: Scorecard, Cut Off and Merit List

Latest: NTA released JEE Main 2020 Result for Paper 2 (B. Arch) and Paper 3 (B. Planning) on 23 January 2020. 2 candidates scored 100 NTA Score in B.Arch examination and 1 candidate scored 100 NTA Score in B. Planning.

JEE Main 2020 Result was announced in the form of percentile scores. Also called NTA score, they are based on pre-defined normalization methodology.  Cut offs are not mentioned on the scorecard this year. The JEE Main 2020 Result can be downloaded from the official website. You can use the JEE Main Application number and date of birth.

NTA released JEE Main 2020 Result for January session 15 days before the scheduled date. The actual date was 31 January, 2020.

JEE Main 2020 Result: Important Dates

The JEE Main 2020 Result for April session will be announced soon after the exam. The JEE Main Exam was delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic all around the country. Given below are the important dates for JEE Main 2020 Result.

January Session
JEE Main Exam dates 6-9 January 2020
JEE Main Result (Paper 1 ) 17 January 2020
JEE Main Result (Paper 2 & 3) 23 January 2020
April Session
JEE Main Exam dates 18-23 July, 2020 
JEE Main Result To be announced (Postponed)

Candidates can predict their rank using JEE Main Rank Predictor here

The final cutoff will be declared after compiling JEE Main 2020 Result scores of January and April session. This will be done using the normalization process. As a result, scores are adjusted depending upon the difficulty level of each paper. 

JEE Main 2020 Result for April Session will be declared for Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech), Paper 2 (B.Arch) and Paper 3 (B.Planning) separately. NTA will release final JEE Main Answer Keys for all the papers before the result declaration. If the candidates are not satisfied with the answer, they could send their representation against the answer key released before final answer keys.

How to Check JEE Main 2020 Result?

To check your JEE Main 2020 Result for January session, candidates have to visit the official site and login with their details.

Steps to check the JEE Main 2020 Result and downloading the scorecard are mentioned below:

  • Firstly, go to the official site of JEE Main 2020 – jeemain.nic.in.

JEE Main Official Site

  • Now click on the View Result/Scorecard button.
  • After that, enter the required details such as Application Number, Date of Birth and Security Pin.

JEE Main Enter Details

  • Then, enter the security pin as given in the picture.
  • Further, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
  • Verify and Download JEE Main 2020 Result Scorecard.
  • Lastly, save it as a PDF file or take a print out of JEE Main 2020 Scorecard for future use.

Applicants check whether JEE Main 2020 Scorecard is correct. Furthermore, they should also match the same with their JEE Main Admit Card/Hall Ticket.

Details mentioned on JEE Main Scorecard

Following are the particulars display on the scorecard:

  • Firstly, Name of the applicant.
  • Mother’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Nationality
  • State Code of eligibility
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Date of Birth of applicant
  • Roll number of the applicant
  • Applicant’s photograph
  • Signature
  • Subject wise NTA scores
  • Also, the total NTA Score

What does the JEE Main 2020 Result Scorecard look like?

Given below is an image of the JEE Main Scorecard. The format of scorecard changes from year to year. Also, the image below is from the JEE Main 2020 Result for January 2020 session.

JEE Main ScoreCard Sample

Scores of each examination is segregated in the JEE Main 2020 Result of JEE Main Scorecard. NTA explains how the NTA Score of a candidate is calculated. As visible in the image above, these scores are normalized according to relative performance and difficulty levels of the JEE Main examination.

JEE Main Result 2020 Check Online

Here is a list of  JEE Main result 2020 100 percentile scorers for January session. Toppers list published by NTA on 17th January 2020 for B.E/B.Tech is mentioned below:-

200310065452 Landa Jitendra ANDHRA PRADESH
200310120506 Nishant Agarwal Delhi
200310012227 Nisarg Chadha Gujrat
200310041891 DIVYANSHU AGARWAL Haryana
200310436560 Akhil Jain Rajasthan
200310166791 PARTH DWIVEDI Rajasthan
200310594754 RONGALA ARUN SIDDARDHA Telangana
200310386279 CHAGARI KOUSHAL KUMAR REDDY Telangana

State-wise Toppers and their NTA Scores in B.E./B.Tech

State Code of Eligibility Application No. Candidates Name NTA Score
Andaman and nicobar islands 200310373222 Akshat singh 97.3286395
Andhra pradesh 200310065452 Landa jitendra 100
Andhra pradesh 200310404791 Thadavarthi vishnu sri sai sankara 100
Arunachal pradesh 200310048155 Apurba nath 96.1831211
Assam 200310146902 Eeshaan dutta 99.9338277
Bihar 200310061027 Shubh kumar 99.9972380
Chandigarh 200310541037 Kanwarpreet singh 99.9972380
Chhattisgarh 200310180940 Shashwat chakraborty 99.9551322
Dadra and nagar haveli 200310380942 Sharad vishwakarma 99.2655484
Daman and diu 200310081203 Jain anmol rajesh kumar 98.6482824
Delhi(Nct) 200310120506 Nishant agarwal 100
Goa 200310128096 Siddhant govekar 99.9109245
Gujarat 200310012227 Nisarg chadha 100
Haryana 200310041891 Divyanshu agarwal 100
Himachal pradesh 200310018481 Sarthak diwan 99.9683001
Jammu and kashmir 200310448405 Aryan gupta 99.7338263
Jharkhand 200310154294 Dayal kumar 99.9909553
Karnataka 200310159880 Shubhankar 99.9965251
Kerala 200310049812 Advaid deepak 99.9737696
Ladakh 200310220758 Parveez mehdi 96.5201553
Lakshadweep 200310474502 Farzeenh 91.5220543
Madhya pradesh 200310023789 Akarsh jain 99.9959069
Maharashtra 200310175433 Vedang dhirendra asgaonkar 99.9972435
Manipur 200310295160 Chetan Raj kumari 97.3220500
Meghalaya 200310722265 Palais chakma 96.3974118
Mizoram 200310916691 Harshinis 91.1044385
Nagaland 200310044472 Alemmeren jamir 89.7388895
Odisha 200310104782 Sourabh soumya kanta das 99.9924070
Outside india 200310292707 Nilay mankala 99.5839421
Puducherry 200310135250 Harishr 99.9159086
Punjab 200310244253 Ujjwal mehta 99.9993109
Rajasthan 200310436560 Akhil Jain 100.0000000
Rajasthan 200310166791 Parth Dwivedi 100.0000000
Sikkim 200310149887 Arnav Vyas 98.0859130
Tamilnadu 200310237888 Gauravr kochar 99.9959069
Telangana 200310594754 Rongala arun siddardha 100.0000000
Telangana 200310386279 Chagari koushal kumar reddy 100.0000000
Tripura 200310663342 Gaurav malakar 99.9095741
Uttarpradesh 200310041750 Gokulnath 99.9993050
Uttarakhand 200310174584 Bashar ahmed 99.9930425
Westbengal 200310113393 Sreemanti dey 99.9923468

JEE Main 2020 Result Toppers – B.Arch and B. Planning

NTA has released JEE Main 2020 toppers list for B.Arch and B. Planning on its official website. Candidates can check the table mentioned below:-

B. Arch
200310344799 AARZOO Haryana
200310587193 HARDIK RAJPAL Telangana
B. Planning

JEE Main Result April 2019 – Check Toppers

NTA will release the Topper list of JEE Main April session after the JEE Main 2020 Result declaration. Meanwhile, candidates can check below the list of top percentile scorers of JEE Main 2019 April Session Toppers list published by NTA.

JEE Main Top Percentile Scorers (NTA Score)

Sr.No Application Number Name of the Candidate State Name
1 190310042962 Shubham Srivastava Delhi
2 190310208678 Kevin Martin Karnataka
3 190310086378 Dhruv Arora Madhya Pradesh
4 190310378068 Jayesh Singla Punjab
5 190310244684 Battepati Karthikeya Telangana
6 190310263619 Nishant Abhangi Rajasthan
7 190310126508 Adelly Sai Kiran Telangana
8 190310167837 Viswanath K Telangana
9 190310167372 Konda Renu Andhra Pradesh
10 190310274885 Abhay Pratap Singh Rathore Madhya Pradesh
11 190310139257 Sambit Behera Rajasthan
12 190310240908 Shubhankar Gambhir Rajasthan
13 190310324762 Ankit Kumar Misra Maharashtra
14 190310204122 Himanshu Gaurav Singh Uttar Pradesh
15 190310059556 Prakhar Jagwani Madhya Pradesh
16 190310036034 Dravya Marwaha Haryana
17 190310150035 Naman Gupta Uttar Pradesh
18 190310597090 Gupta Kartikey Chandresh Maharashtra
19 190310166518 Yindukuri Jayanth Phani Sai Telangana
20 190310238084 Samiksha Das Rajasthan
21 190310131614 Bojja Chetan Reddy Andhra Pradesh
22 190310122769 Gudipaty Aniket Jharkhand
23 190310357149 Jitender Kumar Yadav Haryana
24 190310096437 Raj Aryan Agrawal Maharashtra

JEE Main 2020 Seat Matrix

JEE Main 2020 Seat Matrix shows the number of seats available from JEE Main towards NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. Other than this, seats are available in other private colleges as well. The Seat Matrix includes seats for all the institutions taking part in the Counselling Process of JEE Main 2020. Given below is an estimated data of JEE Main 2020 Seat Matrix based on the data of previous years.

Category Total Seats GFTIs IIITs NITs IITs
Open 19713 2898 1991 8897 5927
Open-PWD 962 146 91 442 283
SC 6391 796 663 2993 1939
SC-PWD 343 43 43 160 97
ST 395 459 340 1827 969
ST-PWD 197 21 14 108 54
OBC 10972 1061 1200 5212 3499
OBC – PWD 566 59 66 272 169
Total Seats 38704 5635 4449 17452 11168

How to calculate JEE Main 2020 Result?

The JEE Main 2020 Result is calculated in the form of a percentile NTA score for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and a combined score. The NTA scores are obtained by normalization. This is done using the raw score gained by the candidates. The following formula is used to obtain the NTA score-

Calculate JEE Main 2020 Result

The NTA scores of candidates in JEE Main exam will be used to compute the ranks. The AIR is affected directly by the scores obtained in Joint Entrance Exam i.e. higher the scores, better the rank in JEE Main. In case, two or more candidates score equal marks, then the tie-breaking rule or inter-se-merit will be applicable.

Is the Percentile Score and NTA Score the same?

Yes, Percentile score and NTA score of JEE Main 2020 Result are the same things. Although, there is a slight difference in the calculation which gives the chance of scoring a full 100 NTA score to candidates. The percentile score is an easier form of representing the rank of a candidate appearing for the examination. The Normalized NTA score is usually calculated after representing the scores on a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session. JEE Main 2020 Result has-

  1. Firstly, NTA Score for Subject 1
  2. Secondly, NTA Score for Subject 2
  3. NTA Score for Subject 3
  4. Lastly, total NTA Score

According to the official website of NTA or Information Bulletin published by NTA, “The Percentile Score indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored EQUAL TO OR BELOW (same or lower raw scores) that particular Percentile in that examination. Therefore, the topper (highest score) of each session gets the same Percentile of 100 which is desirable. The marks obtained in between the highest and lowest scores are also converted to appropriate Percentiles.”

How is the JEE Main 2020 Result compiled from two sessions?

As given above, NTA scores of all 3 subjects and the total NTA Score are given in the JEE Main 2020 Result Scorecard. For candidates attempting both, January and April session of JEE Main 2020, scores will be merged. This does not mean that the score will be added all together.

  • A comparison will be made in NTA scores of each subject.
  • Then, the final NTA score will be considered from the attempt with two or more greater NTA scores compared to the other attempt (best of two).
  • Furthermore, final NTA Score will be based on the attempt considered as above.
  • Lastly, this NTA score will also be used for Merit Lists/Rankings.

Normalization Procedure for JEE Main 2020 Result

Various sets of JEE Main 2020 papers are designed for each shift. To maintain equivalence of scores, no two shifts have the same question repeating. However, the difficulty level of these papers from various sessions might not remain the same. Thus, a few candidates may ultimately attempt a relatively tougher set of questions when compared to other sets.

The candidates who attempt the comparatively difficult examination are likely to get lower marks as compared to those who attempt the easier one. To overcome such a situation, “Normalization procedure based on Percentile Score” will be used. This is to ensure that candidates are neither at a benefit or a disadvantage because of the various difficulty levels of the examination. Thus, To bring asymmetry over the difficulty scale with context to the issues mentioned above, the Normalization Procedure will be used for JEE Main 2020.

How do top scorers benefit from Normalization Procedure?

The Percentile Score and NTA Score of a candidate is the same. But it might still be unclear how two candidates – one scoring 332 marks in a particular shift, while other scoring 346 marks in another shift – would have a full 100 NTA Score. Given below is an example of the same-

Suppose the examination was held on two days in two shifts. This will be calculated as 4 sessions.

Normalization Procedure Benefit

Now, in all these sessions, the highest raw scorer will always have the highest NTA Score i.e. 100. Consequntly, 100% of candidates in that particular session have a score equal to or less than the highest scorer/topper for the particular session. Given below is a table for calculation of NTA scores (percentile) of toppers.

NTA Score Calculation

This shows that all the highest raw scores would be normalized to 100 Percentile Score for their respective session in JEE Main 2020 using the Normalization Procedure.

Tie-Breaking Rule for JEE Main 2020 Result

Tie-breaker rule is nothing but the criteria on which the candidate for higher rank will be selected if there is a tie or equivalence between marks of two candidates. Usually, this does not affect the rank or percentile of a candidate by huge degree. Given below are the rules for various Papers of JEE Main 2020.

JEE Main Paper 1 (B.Tech/B.E)

The NTA score of the following subjects are considered – 

  • Mathematics: Candidate who gets more percentile score in Mathematics will be ranked higher
  • Physics: Candidate who gets more percentile score in Physics will be ranked higher
  • Chemistry: Candidate who gets more percentile score in Chemistry will be ranked higher
  • Date of Birth: The older candidate between the two will be ranked higher 

Note: In case the tie still remains undetermined, the same rank is given to both the candidates.

JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 (B.Arch)

Let us see how the NTA scores in following subjects are considered – 

  • Mathematics: Candidate who scores higher marks in maths section will be given a higher rank
  • Aptitude Test: Candidate with a higher score in the aptitude test will be allotted a higher rank
  • Drawing Test: Candidate with higher scores in the drawing test will be allotted a higher rank
  • Less negative response: Candidates having lesser number of negative responses in the paper will be given higher rank
  • Date of Birth: The older candidate will be ranked higher between the two

JEE Main 2020 Paper 3 (B.Planning)

Let us see how the NTA scores in following subjects are considered:

  • Mathematics: Candidate who obtains higher marks in Mathematics section will be given a higher rank
  • Aptitude Test: If the tie remains, candidate with higher score in aptitude section will be given a higher rank
  • Planning Based Questions: If all rules above do not break the tie, then the candidate with higher marks in planning based questions will be given the higher rank
  • Less negative response: Candidate having less number of negative responses in the paper will be ranked higher
  • Date of Birth: The older candidate will be ranked higher between the two

JEE Main 2020 Marks Vs Rank

The following table depicts the approximate marks range for calculating the probable rank in JEE Main. The data given below is based on the old JEE Main Exam Pattern. For an analysis of this data, it is imperative to understand that the top 10 to 20 rankers of JEE Main usually score 40 to 50 marks below the maximum marks of the examination. It is also important to note that a rank of around 15,000 is considered good and will get you a percentile score of around 90 to 95%ile. Do remember that there are more than 11,00,000 applicants who appear for the JEE Main Examination.

Marks Rank Range
301 to 360 1 – 9
281 to 300 10 – 83
261 to 280 84 – 244
241 to 260 245 – 706
221 to 240 707 – 1755
201 to 220 1756 – 4163
181 to 200 4164 – 8997
161 to 180 8998 – 18371
141 to 160 18372 – 35928
121 to 140 35929 – 67649
101 to 120 67651 – 125722
81 to 100 125723 – 237034
61 to 80 237035 – 463443
41 to 60 463444 – 844544
21 to 40 844546 – 1093113
1 to 20 1093115 – 1121966

JEE Main 2020 Answer Key

JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys will be released after the Computer-based exam. Answer Keys are different for different sets of papers. This is because the questions in various sets are jumbled up. Although the questions of all the sets in a particular shift might be indifferent. The JEE Main Answer Keys will be released at www.jeemain.nic.in.

  • The answer keys will be available online until the result is announced.
  • Also, those who are not satisfied with the captured response can challenge the JEE Main official answer keys along with the proof.
  • A fee of INR 1000 per question will be charged for challenging the answer keys. Also, the JAB’s/CBSE’s decision on the challenges will be final.

Downloading JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys

For downloading the JEE Main 2020 Answer Key, students need to follow the steps given below-

  • First, open the official website of JEE Main.
  • Second, click on the “View Answer Key and Question Paper” link.
  • Then, students will be redirected to Login page.
  • After that, enter application number, password or date of birth, and then click on the Sign-in button
  • Further, the response key and answer key will appear on the screen
  • Lastly, students can cross-check the answer with correct option ID

Students are advised to download and take the printout of the JEE Main answer key for future reference. Given below are answer keys for JEE Main 2020 January Session.

JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys – January 7

The official JEE Main answer keys have been released by NTA for both Paper 1, Paper 2 and 3. Candidates can download the keys and question papers by Resonance Coaching Institute from below links:

Subject Morning Shift Evening Shift
Physics Download Download
Chemistry Download Download
Mathematics Download Download
Overall Analysis Download Download

JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys – January 8

Experts say that there will be an increment in this year’s cut off. This is due to the number of registered candidates and appearing candidates have increased. Also, moderate to easy question papers have been set.

Subject Morning Shift Evening Shift
Physics Download Download
Chemistry Download Download
Mathematics Download Download
Overall Analysis Download Download

JEE Main Answer Key plays a crucial role as most candidates can plan their next move i.e., registering for counselling and seat allotment process based on their tentative scores.

JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys – January 9

Subject Morning Shift Evening Shift
Physics Download Download
Chemistry Download Download
Mathematics Download Download
Overall Analysis Download Download

JEE Main 2020 Result: Rank Lists

  • A rank list will be set up according to the marks obtained by the candidate in the JEE Main examination.
  • It will be released independently for paper 1 as well as paper 2. Check JEE Main Exam Pattern
  • Admissions will be provided according to the rank achieved in the entrance test.
  • The tie-breaking rule will be applied in case two or more applicants get equal marks.

JEE Main 2020 Result: Qualifying Cutoff

JEE Main 2020 Cutoff will be based on the overall data finally released by the Counselling Authority for JEE Main 2020. Meanwhile, candidates can check the JEE Main Cutoff for previous years to understand the trend seat allotment at highest and lowest ranks under various JEE Main Rank Lists.

JEE Main 2020 Expected Cutoff

Category Cutoff for Paper 1
Common Rank List 89
General-EWS 78
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) 74
Scheduled Caste (SC) 54
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 44
PwD 0

JEE Main Cutoff 2019

Reservation Category JEE Main Cutoff for Paper 1
Common Rank List 89.7548849
General – EWS 78.2174869
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) 74.3166557
Scheduled Caste (SC) 54.0128155
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 44.3345172
PwD 0.1137173

JEE Main 2018 Cutoff Marks

Category Qualified Maximum Marks Minimum Marks
Common Rank List 111275 350 74
OBC-NCL 65313 73 45
SC 34425 73 29
ST 17256 73 24
PWD 2755 73 -35

What factors change the JEE Main Cutoff?

A large number of factors might be responsible for a change in JEE Main Cutoff. Joint Seat Allocation Board has announced that class 12th marks will not be given weightage for calculating AIRs in JEE Main 2020 Exam. Although colleges might weigh the same under their admission criteria. On the other hand, major IITs do not take candidates below the minimum aggregate of around 90% in 12th boards due to high competition for seats in top courses of top IITs. The following factors play a vital role in determining the JEE Main Cutoff every year-

  • Total number of candidates appeared for the exam – Depending on the number of candidates, cutoff might increase or decrease. Usually, the cutoff has remained between 110 to 80 for the past few years. 
  • Level of difficulty of exam – Various shifts of exams might have various difficulty levels. A shift might have moderate to easy questions while another might have very difficult questions. Although this is usually normalized using the normalization process, the cutoff will be set in such a way that it benefits everyone equally.
  • Number of available seats – Seat Matrix for JEE Main and JEE Advanced shows the low number of seats available under various counselling processes. Out of the 11 lakh applicants, probably 2 to 2.5 lakh are actually allotted seats. 
  • Overall performance of the candidate – Cutoff highly depends on the quality of the batch. Recently, with improving educational techniques and highly skilled students, there has been a gradual rise in top performers. 

JEE Main 2020 Counselling Process

3 main counselling authorities are established for JEE Main Counselling.. They are JoSAA, CSAB SFTI and CSAB NEUT – conducting in the same sequence as stated before. More than 100 institutes and universities participate in the JEE Main Counselling and the JEE Main Admissions Process. Given below is a brief detail about various counselling processes-

  • JoSAA Counselling is conducted for the qualified candidates of JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Only IITs conduct counselling from JEE Advanced scores.
  • Then, CSAB SFTI is the separate counselling procedure held by Central Seat Allocation Board or CSAB for 17 Self-Financed Technical Institutions (shortened to SFTI).
  • Similarly, CSAB NEUT is conducted for supernumerary seats in the North East and Union Territories (shortened to NEUT).

JoSAA Counselling after JEE Main 2020 Result

JoSAA will hold JEE Main Counselling and Seat Allotment for JEE Main and JEE Advanced candidates after the declaration of JEE Main 2020 Result.

  • A total of 6 rounds will be conducted for admission.
  • Based on marks scored in JEE Main, candidates will be called for JEE Main Counselling.
  • Also, 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 23 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs) will be participating in JEE Main Counselling.
  • Furthermore, counselling for IITs is based on the JEE Advance 2020 Results.
  • Lastly, the entire seat allocation and admission process would be managed through centralized JEE Main Counselling.

Eligibility for Joint Seat Allocation under JEE Main Counselling

There are several criteria introduced by the authorities and the candidates who satisfy one or more criteria become eligible for participation in Joint Seat Allocation.

CRITERIA 1 Qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2020 for academic programs [excluding the preparatory courses] at IITs.
Performance in Class XII Examinations or any equivalent
CRITERIA 2 Qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2020 for preparatory courses at IITs
Performance in Class XII Examinations or any equivalent
CRITERIA 3 Secured a rank in JEE (Main) 2020 Paper-1 for B.E./B.Tech. programs at NITs, IIEST, IIITs and Other-GFTIs
Must have passed Class XII (or equivalent) examination* with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects. Further, the candidate should have passed each subject individually as well
Performance in Class XII Examinations or any equivalent
CRITERIA 4 Secured a rank in JEE (Main) 2020 Paper-2 for B.Arch./ B. Planning programs at NITs, IIEST, IIITs and Other-GFTIs
must have passed Class XII (or equivalent) examination* with Mathematics as one of the subjects. Further, the candidate should have passed each subject individually as well
Performance in Class XII Examinations or any equivalent

CSAB NEUT Counselling after JoSAA Counselling

The CSAB NEUT Counselling is a counselling process to promote education in Northeastern states and Union Territories. Some important details are-

  • Candidates can apply for Technology/Engineering/Pharmacy/Architecture programs from AICTE approved institutes all over the country. This is as per the reservation laws of Government of India.
  • The seats are usually reserved for engineering/polytechnic courses in the institutions based in these areas. This is due to lack of certain educational facilities in the said NEUT.
  • List of states and UTs under CSAB NEUT are – Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Tripura, Assam, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Manipur, Lakshadweep and Nagaland.

Eligibility for CSAB NEUT 2020 Counselling

To be eligible for CSAB NEUT Counselling, a candidate must have a valid JEE Main Result/Score. Besides this, an applicant who has not taken part in JoSAA Counselling, will be eligible for a special round of CSAB Counselling process for NITs, IIITs and GFTIs.

  • For B.Tech or B.E Courses – Aspirants should pass 12th class with Mathematics and Physics. The candidates should have one of the following subjects – Biotechnology/Biology/Chemistry.
  • 75% aggregate marks is mandatory for 12th for General and OBC-NCL. 65% limit is set for SC/SC/PwD.
  • For B.Arch course – Should have in depth knowledge in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of Class 12. Mandatory subject is only Mathematics. Candidates must score at least 75% marks in aggregate to be eligible.
  • Candidates applying for B.Arch courses, may also apply using NATA score. Many colleges prefer NATA scores than JEE Main scores.
  • 75% marks in aggregate in class 12th is mandatory for a candidate who has planned to enrol for a B.Planning course in any college.

CSAB SFTI Counselling after JoSAA Counselling

The CSAB SFTI Counselling is the counselling process for 34 private universities/colleges. Some of the famous participating colleges are Amity University Noida, Amity University Mumbai, etc. The registrations for CSAB SFTI counselling also begins after JoSAA counselling. Few details about CSAB SFTI Counselling are-

  • Fee for registration of CSAB SFTI Counselling is INR 21,000. Make sure that payment is done using SBI e-challan.
  • Colleges have their own JEE Main Cutoffs for seats under various courses. Consequently, allotment of seats is done on a similar basis.
  • Also, download the ‘Provisional Seat Allotment Letter’ from the official website of CSAB before taking part in the counselling process.
  • All mandatory documents will be required at the time of final reporting to colleges to ensure eligibility of the candidates.

Eligibility for CSAB SFTI 2020 Counselling

Eligibility Rules for CSAB SFTI are similar to CSAB NEUT counselling. JEE Main 2020 Result/Score must be valid. Also note that, candidates should not take any seat under JoSAA Counselling. Other qualifications required for CSAB SFTI Counselling are-

  • For B.E/B.Tech courses – 45% aggregate marks in 12th for General Category candidates. While 40% required for SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD.
  • Maths and Physics is mandatory for this course. It is important that passing marks should be achieved in all the 5 subjects.
  • For B.Arch/B.Planning Courses – 50% aggregate marks is mandatory in 12th Board exams for all candidates.
  • Also, Mathematics is the only mandatory subject for B.Arch and B.Planning courses. Passing marks should be secured in all subjects.

JEE Main 2020 Result: Participating Colleges

Several government-funded colleges that offer admission based on the JEE Mains Scores. Also, various institutes like NITs, IITs, IIITs, GFTIs, some state colleges fill their seats based on JEE Mains scores. Seats in private colleges are also filled using the scores of JEE Mains. Candidates are advised to check how JoSAA works to avoid mistakes in the counselling process.

National Institute Of Technology (NITs)

The admission in the National Institute of Technology (NITs) are based on JEE Mains scores. JoSAA conducts the counselling for NITs across the country. There are 31 NITs in the country. They are also categorised under autonomous public institutes. Furthermore, out of the 31 NITs, 11 are relatively newly established while the remaining 20 are old engineering institutes. They are:

  1. National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra (Haryana)
  2. National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (Maharashtra)
  3. National Institute of Technology, Puducherry
  4. National Institute of Technology, Goa
  5. National Institute of Technology, Agartala
  6. National Institute of Technology, Delhi
  7. National Institute of Technology, Manipur (Imphal)
  8. Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  9. National Institute of Technology, Silchar (Assam)
  10. National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand)
  11. National Institute of Technology, Nagaland
  12. Motilal Nehru Institute of Technology, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
  13. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli
  14. National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya
  15. National Institute of Technology, Warangal (Tamil Nadu)

Indian Institute Of Information Technology (IIITs)

The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) are autonomous institutions. They offer technical education focused on Information Technology and Communication Studies. In addition to IITs and NITs, IIITs are popular among the students too.

There are 25 IIITs, five of which are listed as the Institutes of National Importance.

  1. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
  2. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Pune
  3. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati
  4. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh)
  5. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Goa
  6. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  7. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Nagpur (Maharashtra)
  8. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara (Gujarat)
  9. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota (Rajasthan)
  10. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Jhalwa, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
  11. Indian Institute of Information Technology and Design and Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  12. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chittaur (Andhra Pradesh)
  13. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Manipur (Imphal)
  14. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sonepat (Haryana)
  15. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)

Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)

Government Funded technical Institutes (GFITs) accepts JEE Mains scores for the admission in B.Tech/ B.E. curses. In addition, the allotment of B.Tech seats in GFTIs is based on JEE Main cutoff score. JoSAA conducts JEE Main counselling and seat allotment process for admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and other GFTIs. Some popular GFITs that offer admissions on the basis of JEE Mains score are:

  1. Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
  2. National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Aurangabad, Maharashtra
  3. Assam University, Silchar, Assam
  4. Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology
  5. Mizoram University, Aizawl
  6. School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  7. Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management (IITRAM), Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  8. J.K. Institute of Applied Physics and Technology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
  9. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  10. Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh
  11. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
  12. School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada
  13. Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
  14. National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  15. School of Engineering and Technology, Mizoram

States which accept JEE Main 2020 Result

Some states do accept the scores of JEE Mains. The seats in all the engineering colleges of the states are filled by the counselling which is done on the basis of the scores obtained in JEE mains examination. . The states that accept the score of JEE Mains are listed below:

  1. Nagaland
  2. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Punjab
  4. Rajasthan
  5. Uttarakhand
  6. New Delhi
  7. Haryana
  8. Odisha

Delhi Colleges accepting JEE Main 2020 Result

Many engineering institutes in New Delhi accept the scores of JEE Mains.  These colleges have highly qualified and well-experienced faculty. Further, they have good placement records too. In addition, they release their own cut off after the release of the JEE Mains cut off. Therefore, admissions are done bases on the cut off announced by them.

  1. Delhi Technical University (DTU), New Delhi
  2. Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), New Delhi
  3. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  5. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
  6. Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi
  7. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  8. Apeejay Satya University, New Delhi
  9. Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUw), New Delhi
  10. National Institute of Technology, New Delhi

Private Colleges accepting JEE Main 2020 Result

Some private institutes also accept the JEE Mains scores. They offer admission in the B.Tech/B.E Courses to the engineering aspirants. Owing to this, we have a  list of some of the famous private engineering colleges:

  1. Birla Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  2. IISC Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  3. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab
  4. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  5. PEC Punjab University of Technology, Chandigarh
  6. Jaypee Institute of Technology, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  7. Amity Institute of Technology, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  8. AISECT University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  9. Galgotias University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  10. Techno India University, Kolkata, West Bengal
  11. ITM University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
  12. Dr KN Modi University, Tonk, Rajasthan
  13. Bhagwant University, Amer, Rajasthan
  14. Amity School of Engineering, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
  15. Amity University, Gurgaon, Haryana