JEE (main) 2020 Exam [January Attempt] – Application Form (started), Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Every Important Detail you must know

NTA has release application form for JEE (main) – 2020, January attempt, on 3rd Sept 2019. Application form can be filled Online on official website till 30th September. As we know, earlier JEE Main was conducted by CBSE, but  from last year National Testing Agency (NTA) is controlling and conducting the whole JEE main exam process. Every year around 12 to 13 Lac students appear in JEE main exam to get admission to IITs, NITs, GFTIs, etc. JEE main is first step qualification exam to appear in JEE advance exam. This year NTA has made two major changes in JEE main Exam.


TWO Major changes in JEE Main – 2020 Exam:

  • Exam pattern (questions and marking format) is revised
  • FEE structure has been revised


Start filling JEE Main 2020 (January attempt) Application form – Go to  official website


Everything you must know before applying to JEE main 2020!

  • What is JEE Main 2020?
  • What are Important Dates for JEE Main 2020?
  • What’s the Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2020?
  • What’s the Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2020?
  • What’s Exam Time Schedule for JEE Main 2020?
  • What’s the FEE Structure for JEE Main 2020?
  • What are Online Application Steps for JEE Main 2020?
  • What are Exam Centers for JEE Main 2020?
  • What’s the Syllabus for JEE Main 2020?
  • Mock Tests for New Pattern JEE Main 2020 Exam


JEE Main 2020 – Basic Exam Information

Basic facts about JEE Main – 2020

Exam Name Joint Entrance Examination – Main
Commonly Known As JEE Main
Exam Level National Level
Exam Type Pre-Engineering
Applicable For For Admission to UG (B.E./B.Tech/B.Arch/B.Planning)  Courses in Engineering Colleges across India
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Mode Online Computer Based Test (CBT)
Official Website


 Important Dates for JEE Main – 2020

JEE Main – 2020 exam schedule is provided for both January attempt and April attempt. Important dates for exam events are given bellow.

Exam Event JEE Main (January) 2020 JEE Main (April) 2020
Registration starts on 3rd September 2020 7th February 2020
Last Date to Fill Online Application Form 30th September 2020 (upto 11.50 pm) 7th March 2020
Last Date to Successful Transaction of Fees 1 October 2020 (upto11.50 pm) 8th March 2020 (upto 11.50 pm)
Correction in Particulars of Application form 11th October to 17th October 2020 (upto 11.50 pm) Will be updated later
Admit Card Download Starts On 6th December 2020 16th March 2020
JEE Main Exam Dates 6th January (Monday) to 11th January (Saturday) 2020 3rd April (Friday) to 9th April (Thursday) 2020
Display of attempted responses by Candidate and Answer Keys for inviting challenges Date shall be displayed on the NTA’s website Date shall be displayed on the NTA’s website
Display of Result By 31st January 2020 By 30th April 2020


What’s the Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2020?

  1. Age Limit
  • There is no age limit for the candidates to appear in JEE Main Exam.
  • However, candidates should satisfy themselves about their fulfilling the age limit requirements of the Institutes in which they are desirous of taking admission.
  1. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Exam
  • The candidates who have passed class 12th / equivalent examination in 2018, 2019 are eligible.
  • Candidates who are appearing in 12th Exam in 2020 can appear in JEE (Main) examination – 2020.
  • Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2017 or before are not eligible to appear in exam.
  • As well as those who will appear in 12th examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2020.
  1. Educational Qualification
  • Candidates must have at least 5 subjects in class 12 exam or equivalent exam.
  • Candidates who have passed class 12th exam with Mathematics & Physics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biology are eligible.


What’s the Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2020?

JEE Main – 2020 exam will be consist of three papers as Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III. Paper-I will be for admissions to B.E./B.Tech and will be conducted online as CBT. Paper-II will for admissions to B.Arch courses. And Paper-III would be  for admissions to B.Planning courses. The subject in each paper and mode  of exam given bellow.

Paper-I (B.E./B.Tech) Paper-II (B.Arch) Paper-III (B.Planning)
Sections 3 Sections : Physics,
Part I   : Mathematics  Part I   : Mathematics
Part II  : Aptitude  Part II  : Aptitude
Part III : Drawing  Part III : Planning Based
Mode All Sections : CBT Mode Part I & II : CBT Mode

Part III : Offline Mode

 All Sections : CBT Mode
Duration of Test 3 Hours 3 Hours 3 Hours
Questions Distribution Physics :
20 – MCQs & 5 – Numerical Value Answer
Part I : Mathematics
20 – MCQs & 5 – Numerical Value Answer
Part I : Mathematics
20 – MCQs & 5 – Numerical Value Answer
Chemistry :
20 – MCQs & 5 – Numerical Value Answer
Part II : Aptitude
50 – MCQs
Part II : Aptitude
50 – MCQs
Mathematics :
20 – MCQs & 5 – Numerical Value Answer
Part III : Drawing
2 – Offline drawing Que
Part III : Planning Based
25 – MCQs
Total Que : 75 Total Que : 77 Total Que : 100
Marks Physics : 100 Part I – Mathematics : 100 Part I – Mathematics : 100
Chemistry : 100 Part II – Aptitude Test : 200 Part II – Aptitude Test : 200
Mathematics : 100 Part III – Drawing Test : 100 Part III – Planning  : 100
Total Marks : 300 Total Marks : 400 Total Marks : 400


Marking Scheme:

  Marks For
Correct Answer
Marks For
In-correct Answer
Marks for
For Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) Type +4 -1 0
For Question with Numerical Value Answer +4 0 0



What’s Exam Time Schedule for JEE Main 2020?

JEE Main exam will be conducted in two shifts on each date of exam. Morning shift will be from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and afternoon shift will be from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm.

Date of Examination: Between 06.01.2020 (Monday) to 11.01.2020 (Saturday)

(Exact date, shift and city of examination for B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch/B.Planning will be made available on NTA’s website on 06.12.2019)

Exam day schedule is given below:

Event First Shift Second Shift
Timing of Examination for B.E./B.Tech 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Timing of Examination for B.Arch 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Timing of Examination for B.Planning 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Timing of Examination for B.Arch & B.Planning (both) 2.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Entry in the Examination Centre/Hall/Room, physical frisking, document verification. Invigilators record manual attendance and Biometric registration at registration desk. Cross checking of admit card, signature and photo match, to be completed by the invigilator 7.30 a.m. – Upto 9.00 a.m. 01.00 p.m. – Upto 2.00 p.m.
Instructions by the Invigilators 9.00 a.m. to 9.20 a.m. 2.00 p.m. to 2.20 p.m.
Candidates login to read instructions 9.20 a.m. 2.20 p.m.
Test Commences 9.30 a.m. 2.30 p.m.
  • Those candidates who wish to appear for B.Arch as well as B.Planning will have the duration of examination 3.30 hrs. i.e. from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Candidates are advised to report at the Examination Center well in time i.e. 2 hours before of commencement of the examination.
  • In case a candidate, by furnishing the false information, appears in more than one shifts/dates, his candidature will be cancelled and his result will not be declared.


JEE Main 2020 – Application FEE Structure

FEE structure for JEE Main – 2020 is revised. Detail fee structure for different categories is given bellow:

Paper/s to be Appeared Category For Candidates
from India
For Candidates
Outside India
General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL Boys-Rs 650/- Boys-Rs 3000/-
Girls- Rs 325/- Girls- Rs 1500/-
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Boys-Rs 325/- Boys-Rs 1500/-
Girls- Rs 325/- Girls- Rs 1500/-
B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch
B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning
B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch & B.Planning
B.Arch & B.Planning
General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL Boys-Rs 1300/- Boys-Rs 6000/-
Girls- Rs 650/- Girls- Rs 3000/-
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Boys-Rs 650/- Boys-Rs 3000/-
Girls- Rs 650/- Girls- Rs 3000/-

* Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

 Modes of Fee Payment– Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking/UPI and Paytm or through e- challan (during the bank hours).


 JEE Main 2020 – Application Process

Candidates have to apply for January JEE (Main)- 2020 “Online” ONLY by accessing the websites. , and The Application Form other than online mode would not be accepted, in any case. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application i.e. Multiple application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.


What you must be ready with before starting the filling of the online application form:

  • A computer with good Internet connectivity
  • All your qualification details
  • Scanned clear passport photograph in JPG/JPEG format (size between 10 kb – 200 kb)
  • Scanned clear signature in JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb – 30 kb)
  • A valid e-mail Id as all communication will be made on this e-mail Id
  • A valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number
  • A valid debit/credit card or Net banking account or UPI or PAYTM Service.
  • A printer connected to your system to print confirmation page.


List Of Documents Required For JEE Main Application Form

The list of documents required to fill up the JEE Main Application form are given below:

1) Valid Id proof – any of the following

  • Aadhaar Number
  • Passport Number
  • Ration Card Number
  • Bank Account Number or
  • any other valid Government ID Number

2) Class 12 certificate (if available)

3) Class 10 Mark Sheet

4) Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card


Online Application Steps

Follow following 4 (Four) Steps to Apply Online for the candidates who are appearing for January JEE(Main) –2020 Examination:

Step-1: Registration

  1. Visit the official JEE Main website :
  2. Click on “New Registration” button.
  3. Enter the details, create PASSWORD and choose Security Question and enter his/her Answer. Click on submit.
  4. You will get Online Application Form. Note down system generated Application Number.

*This application number will also be used to fill the application form of April, 2020, if the candidates wish to apply for the same.

*For subsequent logins, candidate will be able to login directly with the respective system generated Application Number and created Password.

Step-2: Personal and Academic Details

  1. Login with system generated Application number and password.
  2. Enter all required personal and academic details.
  3. Click on “Proceed to Next” button.

 Step-3: Uploading Photograph and Signature  

  1. Upload scanned image of Photograph in JPG/JPEG format.
  2. Upload Scanned image of Signature in JPG/JPEG format.

Step-4: Payment of Fee

  1. Select Debit card/Credit card/Net banking/UPI/PAYTM option to pay the application fee.
  2. Follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee.
  3. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page.

*In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and the candidates have to approach the concerned bank for refund of amount. However the candidate has to make another payment/transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.



What are Exam Centers for JEE Main 2020?

NTA will release JEE Main 2020 exam centers where the JEE Main exam will be conducted. NTA will release a list of 264 examination centers among India and other foreign countries where the JEE Examination will be conducted. While filling up the JEE Main 2020 Application form, candidates will have a choice to choose 4 exam centers. After submitting the application form, the officials will allocate an exam centre among the four exam centers. Candidates will be able to take their JEE Main exam the exam centers as mentioned in the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card. Aspirants cannot change their JEE Main 2020 exam centre once it is allocated.

Click here to know state-wise list of cities in India as exam centers for JEE Main 2020.


What’s the Syllabus for JEE Main 2020?

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for all the papers is made available by NTA. The JEE Main syllabus is almost the same as the NCERT syllabus for class 11 and class 12. The JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for Paper I covers 3 main sections such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. While Paper II consists of 3 parts of Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing and Paper III too comprise 3 parts of Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Questions. The detailed syllabus for part 1, part 2 & part 3 will be listed by NTA.

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

Unit 1: Sets, Relations and Functions

Unit 2: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations

Unit 3: Matrices and Determinants

Unit 4: Permutations and Combinations

Unit 5: Mathematical Induction

Unit 6: Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications

Unit 7: Sequences and Series

Unit 8: Limit, Continuity and Differentiability

Unit 9: Integral Calculus

Unit 10: Differential Equations

Unit 11: Co-ordinate Geometry

Unit 12: Three Dimensional Geometry

Unit 13: Vector Algebra

Unit 14: Statistics and Probability

Unit 15: Trigonometry

Unit 16: Mathematical Reasoning


Section A

Unit 1: Physics and Measurement

Unit 2: Kinematics

Unit 3: Laws of Motion

Unit 4: Work, Energy and Power

Unit 5: Rotational Motion

Unit 6: Gravitation

Unit 7: Properties of Solids and Liquids

Unit 8: Thermodynamics

Unit 9: Kinetic Theory of Gases

Unit 10: Oscillations and Waves

Unit 11: Electrostatics

Unit 12: Current Electricity

Unit 13: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Unit 14: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

Unit 15: Electromagnetic Waves

Unit 16: Optics

Unit 17: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Unit 18: Atoms and Nuclei

Unit 19: Electronic Devices

Unit 20: Communication Systems

Section B

Unit 21: Experimental Skills


Section A: Physical Chemistry

Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry

Unit 2: States of Matter

Unit 3: Atomic Structure

Unit 4: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics

Unit 6: Solutions

Unit 7: Equilibrium

Unit 8: Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

Unit 9: Chemical Kinetics

Unit 10: Surface Chemistry

Section B: Inorganic Chemistry

Unit 11: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Unit 12: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals

Unit 13: Hydrogen

Unit 14: s- Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)

Unit 15: p- Block Elements

Unit 16: d and f- Block Elements

Unit 17: Co-ordination Compounds

Unit 18: Environmental Chemistry

Section C: Organic Chemistry

Unit 19: Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds

Unit 20: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry

Unit 21: Hydrocarbons

Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens

Unit 23: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen

Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Unit 25: Polymers

Unit 26: Biomolecules

Unit 27: Chemistry in Everyday Life

Unit 28: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry


View Detailed Syllabus for JEE Main 2020


Mock Tests for New Pattern JEE Main 2020 Exam

Most effective way to prepare and score better in the JEE Main 2020 exam is to attempt Online Mock Tests. Mock Tests are exact simulation of JEE Main 2020 exam. Taking mock tests will help the candidate to face the actual exam easily.  NTA will launch the mock test on the official website where students can take the test online. Also, students can take free online JEE Main Mock Tests on mStitute.

mStitute’s JEE Main mock tests are of the same nature as the actual exam. Not only that, mStitute gives detailed Assessment of your test result which lets you identify the important areas that you need to improve on so that you score higher.

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Importance Of Taking JEE Main Mock Test 2020

  • Mock Tests will help you to understand the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Solving the Mock Test helps you to understand the pattern of the question paper.
  • Helps you to set proper approach to tackle paper along with time management.
  • Helps you to understand the section-wise weightage of marks.
  • Taking mock tests will help you to improve speed and accuracy which in turn helps to improve time management skills as well.


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