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Ramesh Pokhriyal, Education Minister, Says JEE Main 2020 Results Will Be Declared Soon

Last updated on September 10th, 2020 at 10:20 am

JEE Main 2020 result

On 9 September 2020, The Union Education Minister said that the process for JEE Main 2020 Result for April/September session has started and will be declared soon. NTA has successfully conducted the JEE Main exam from 1 to 6 September 2020 at various exam centres in India. Once the result will be declared, candidates will be able to check the same on jeemain.nta.nic.in.

Over 8 lakhs candidates appeared for the JEE Main 2020 exam. Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal thanked students and parents for reposing trust in the government and participating in JEE Main exam.

NTA has also released the JEE Main 2020 Answer key on its official website. Candidates who have attempted the exam can challenge the answer key of their respective shift. Aspirants must challenge the answer key before 10 September 2020.

Also Check JEE Main Cut Off for Top NITs

How to Check JEE Main 2020 Results?

To check JEE Main 2020 result students have to follow the steps mentioned below:-

  1. Visit the NTA’s official site i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in
  2. Click on “JEE Main 2020 Results”
  3. Enter required credentials such as Application Number and Date of Birth
  4. The result will appear on the screen

Candidates are advised to download the result and save it for future references.

After the result declaration, candidates who will score the minimum qualifying cut off marks will be eligible to apply for the National Institute Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs). And the top 2.5 lakh candidates will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2020 exam. The registration for JEE Advanced 2020 will begin from 12 September 2020.

[Latest] JEE Advanced 2020: Revised Schedule Released, Apply From 11th September

Last updated on August 26th, 2020 at 07:46 pm

While the country is fighting against COVID-19 pandemic, students are gearing up for the 6 months delayed exams. Now, IIT Delhi has released important information regarding JEE Advanced 2020.

  • As per the official website, IIT Delhi has released the completely revised schedule for JEE Advanced 2020.
  • Along with this, a new revised JEE Advanced 2020 information brochure has also been released by IIT Delhi.

JEE Advanced Registrations will begin from 11th September 2020, which have also been tentatively set as the date for JEE Main 2020 Result. As previously announced, the exam will be held as per schedule on 27th September 2020.

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JEE Advanced 2020 Revised Schedule and Shifts

JEE Advanced 2020 will have two papers, which will be conducted in two shifts.

  • Paper 1 will be conducted during the 1st shift from 9 AM to 12 PM IST.
  • Paper 2 is set for the 2nd shift from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM IST.

Given below is the complete revised schedule from the official website, as on 26th August 2020-

S. No. Activity Date & Time
1. JEE (Main) 2020 [Computer Based Test by NTA] 01-09-2020 to 06-09-2020
2. Declaration of JEE (Main) 2020 Results By 11-09-2020 (tentative)
3. JEE (Advanced) 2020  SUN, 27-09-2020

Paper 1 : 09:00 – 12:00 IST

Paper 2 : 14:30 – 17:30 IST

4. Declaration of JEE (Advanced) 2020 Results MON, 05-10-2020
5. Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) THU, 08-10-2020
6. Declaration of AAT results SUN, 11-10-2020
7. Tentative Start of Seat Allocation Process TUE, 06-10-2020
8. Tentative End of Seat Allocation Process MON, 09-11-2020

New Changes in JEE Advanced Application Process

So far there have been only a few changes in JEE Advanced 2020 Applications-

  1. While registering for JEE Advanced 2020, candidates will have to mandatorily choose eight cities under preferences for exam centres.
  2. IIT Delhi has increased the number of exam cities for JEE Advanced to 212 from 171, adding 16 new centres in India.
  3. As per the previous notification, JEE Advanced will not be held in foreign exam centres this year.
  4. Joint Admission Board (JAB) has also removed the criteria of top 20 percentile in boards, for admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Candidates with a 12th passing certificate will be eligible for admission.

Interested candidates can check the revised information brochure here.

Conducting JEE Advanced could be a hassle as candidates qualifying JEE Main usually have to travel to a different exam centre city to take JEE Advanced. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public transport options are limited and pose a huge safety risk. It is questionable whether the central government will assist students for this purpose.

Bihar State Board To Accept JEE Main Scores For Admissions

Last updated on May 22nd, 2020 at 09:20 am

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

Last updated on September 16th, 2020 at 01:34 pm

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

This proverb holds true in different practical aspects of life 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.For them, it is important not to lose hope at this point of time or get disheartened even if this was their second attempt. Now is the time to be vigilant and apply a new strategy of analyzing and improvising which might not help them to make it to IITs but will definitely help them seek admission in good reputed colleges such as NITs, IIITs, GITFs, etc.

If the student could not secure a good JEE Main Score, there might be a problem either with their preparation or the execution. Hence, the first step is to analyze where the void is. For example,

  • There might be students who were not completely prepared for the exam and left some of the important topics which unfortunately came in the exam. Therefore, there 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 for them to analyze what went wrong and how they can 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 JEE Main score
  3. Wait for successive counselling sessions

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

1. 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 the first attempt.
  • So candidates have a chance to appear twice in a year. If a candidate secures a low JEE Main score 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 and be aware of the shortcomings of your preparation and 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. But 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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2. Settle with the college that you can get with your JEE Main score

It is pretty obvious that every student who is preparing for JEE Main exam dreams of getting into 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.
  • 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 parameter to judge the college.

All these factors will help in deciding the college in which you wish to spend your next crucial four years. Hence, the students are advised to broaden their perspective and look beyond IITs and NITs too if they have already attempted JEE Main twice.

3. Wait for Successive Counselling Sessions

There is also a good probability that you might get a good college in the subsequent JEE Main 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.

NITs Offering B.Tech Courses at 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

List of IIITs in India

Other than NITs, students with low rank in JEE Main can also choose to seek admissions in IIITs. In the NIRF 2020 ranking of top IIITs in India list, IIIT Hyderabad has debuted and also positioned first among the IIITs. Further IIITDM Jabalpur jumped to rank 81, the institute ranked at 75 in 2019, while IIIT Allahabad shifted to 103 ranks; however, it was ranked at 82 in 2019.

Below-mentioned is the list of IIITs in India, their rankings, and the number of courses and seat intake.

Name of IIITs NIRF Ranking 2020 B.Tech Seats available Total B.Tech Programs
IIIT Hyderabad 43 130 2
IIIT Guwahati 66 200 2
PDPM IIITDM, Jabalpur 81 300 3
ABV IIITM Gwalior 100 248 3
IIIT Allahabad 103 300 2
IIITDM Kancheepuram 182 420 9
IIIT Pune Not ranked 120 2
IIIT Kota Not ranked 180 2
IIIT Sri City Not ranked 270 2
IIIT Vadodara Not ranked 200 2
IIIT Nagpur Not ranked 110 2
IIIT Kalyani Not ranked 130 1
IIIT Lucknow Not ranked 75 1
IIIT Dharwad Not ranked 180 2
IIIT Bhagalpur Not ranked 150 3
IIIT Bhopal Not ranked 180 3
IIIT Kottayam Not ranked 90 1
IIIT Ranchi Not ranked 120 2
IIIT Una Not ranked 160 3
IIIT Surat Not ranked 120 2
IIIT Manipur Not ranked 100 2
IIITDM Kurnool Not ranked 120 3
IIIT Tiruchirapalli Not ranked 60 2
IIIT Sonepat Not ranked 90

Other colleges which you can opt

Here is a list of some private colleges which you can opt if you have got a low rank in JEE Main:-

  1. IIIT Amethi
  2. BIT, Ranchi
  3. BIT, Patna
  4. KIIT, Bhubaneswar
  5. Jaipur University
  6. Lovely Professional University
  7. SMVDU, Jammu Tawi
  8. Kalasalingam, Krishnakoil
  9. MJPRU, Bareilly
  10. Assam University
  11. Tezpur University
  12. Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur
  13. BIT, Deogarh
  14. VNIT, Nagpur
  15. College of Engineering, Pune
  16. SPA, Delhi
  17. MGRERI, Chennai
  18. JSS, Noida

Nevertheless, if the candidate with low JEE Main score 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.

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JEE Main Result 2020 (Announced): Scorecard, Cut Off, Percentile

Last updated on September 13th, 2020 at 07:47 pm

JEE Main 2020 Result for April/September session is declared on 11th September 2020. NTA has released the JEE Main 2020 Answer Keys along with the candidates response sheets. The same can be downloaded from the official website.

  • Top 2,50,000 JEE Main takers will be eligible for JEE Advanced.
  • Qualifying Cut Off will not be mentioned on the scorecard this year.
  • Due to low participation in the September 2020 session, it is expected that the cut off will decrease.

Direct Link to Download JEE Main April / September 2020 Scorecard

JEE Main 2020 Result: Important Dates

Given below are the important dates for JEE Main Result 2020-

Events Dates
JEE Main Exam Dates 1st September- 6th September 2020
JEE Main Answer Key (Final) 11th September
JEE Main Result 11th September (Announced)
JEE Main Counselling Begins 6th October (Tentative)

Candidates can predict their rank using JEE Main Rank Predictor here.

  • The final cut off will be declared after compiling JEE Main Result 2020 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 Result 2020 for April Session will be declared for Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech), Paper 2 (B.Arch) and Paper 3 (B.Planning) separately.

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  1. JEE Main 2020 Expected Cut Off
  2. JEE Main 2020 Normalization Process
  3. JEE Main 100 Percentile Toppers – April / September 2020

How to Check JEE Main 2020 Result?

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

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

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:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Mother’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Nationality
  • State
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Date of Birth of the applicant
  • Roll number of the applicant
  • Applicant’s photograph
  • Signature
  • Subject wise NTA scores
  • Total NTA Score
  • Cut Off to Qualify for JEE Advanced 2020

Sample of JEE Main 2020 Result Scorecard

Given below is an image of the JEE Main Scorecard. The format of scorecard changes from year to year. The image below is from the JEE Main 2020 Result for April / September 2020 session.

Sample of NTA JEE Main 2020 Scorecard
JEE Main Score Card 2020

Scores of each examination are segregated in the JEE Main Result 2020 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: Toppers List

The list of 24 toppers who scored a full 100 percentile or NTA score in JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 (April / September session) is given below-

S. No Application No Candidate Name State
1 200310012227 Nisarg Chadha Gujarat
2 200310032843 Gurkirat Singh Delhi (NCT)
3 200310041891 Divyanshu Agarwal Haryana
4 200310065452 Landa Jitendra Andhra Pradesh
5 200310071309 Swayam Shashank Chube Maharashtra
6 200310120506 Nishant Agarwal Delhi (NCT)
7 200310145653 Y S S Narasimha Naidu Andhra Pradesh
8 200310151723 R Muhender Raj Rajasthan
9 200310166791 Parth Dwivedi Rajasthan
10 200310176112 Harshvardhan Agarwal Haryana
11 200310185804 Tushar Sethi Delhi (NCT)
12 200310226303 Vadapalli Arvind Narasimha Telangana
13 200310326138 Chirag Falor Delhi (NCT)
14 200310386279 Chagari Koushal Kumar Reddy Telangana
15 200310404791 Thadavarthi Vishnu Sri Sai Sankar Andhra Pradesh
16 200310423914 Akhil Agrawal Rajasthan
17 200310436560 Akhil Jain Rajasthan
18 200310437355 Chukka Tanuja Telangana
19 200310504229 Shiva Krishna Sagi Telangana
20 200310566235 Deeti Yeshash Chandra Telangana
21 200310574091 Morreddigari Likhith Reddy Telangana
22 200310585775 Rachapalle Shashank Anirudh Telangana
23 200310594754 Rongala Arun Siddardha Telangana
24 200310713902 Laksh Gupta Delhi (NCT)

JEE Main Result 2019 – 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 Result 2019 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 Result 2020 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 Result 2020 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 Result 2020 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 Result 2020 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 the 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 a 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 the 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, the candidate with a 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.

Score Range Rank Range
285 – 300 1 – 100
275 – 284 100 – 200
260 – 274 200 – 500
250 – 259 500 – 100
240 – 249 1000 – 1500
220 – 239 1500 – 3500
200 – 219 3500 – 6000
180 – 199 6000 – 9500
150 – 180 9500 – 15000
120 – 149 15000 – 35000
<120 More than 35000

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 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 Cut off. 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 
  • Level of difficulty of the exam
  • Number of available seats 
  • Overall performance of the candidate 

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

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 and Design and Manufacturing, Kanchipuram, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  11. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chittaur (Andhra Pradesh)
  12. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Manipur (Imphal)
  13. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sonepat (Haryana)
  14. 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. courses. 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