What is JEE Main?

JEE Main (Joint Entrance Exam Main) is national level engineering entrance exam organized and conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency).

JEE Main exam will be conducted twice every year in month of January and April.

It is the first stage exam for appearing in second stage exam JEE Advance by clearing a cut-off.

Every year, over 12 Lakhs students across the country appear in it while 220000 students gets qualified for JEE Advance. It is regarded internationally as one of the most challenging engineering admission tests.

Through JEE Main score, you can get admission to Engineering and Architecture Courses at NITs (National Institute of Technology) and major private and government colleges across India.

IITs and ISM Dhanbad admissions will be done through JEE Advance score.

JEE Main-2019 will be only in CBT (Computer Based Test) mode.

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What’s The Eligibility Criteria?

Eligibility criteria to appear in JEE Main Exam are based on following:

1) Date of Birth:

For General & OBC Category Candidates: Interested candidates whose DoB falls on or after October 1, 1995 can apply for JEE Main exam for upcoming year 2020.

For SC, ST, PwD Category Candidates: DoB should falls on or after October 1, 1990.

2) Educational Qualification:

Candidates who have cleared 12th or equivalent exam in year 2018, 2019.

Candidates who are going to appeared for 12th exam or equivalent exam in year 2020.

* Candidates who have appeared in 12th or equivalent exam in 2017 and failed but passed in year 2018 are not allowed to apply in JEE Main – 2020.

3) No. of Attempts:

Candidate can attempt JEE Main exam twice in year, first in January and second in April
month. Your best score in one of these attempts will be considered for qualifying in JEE Advance exam as well as admissions to colleges.

You can attempt for maximum 2 consecutive years.

Important Note

There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE Main ranks.

For the candidates to qualify for admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class exam, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class exam conducted by the respective boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class exam.

Student needs registered Aadhar Card Number to be eligible to apply for JEE Main.

How to Apply for JEE Main?

JEE Main application form is to be filled online on the official website, www.jee.nic.in, in the month of September for first phase of exam to be conducted in January and for second phase in April, forms to be filled in February month. You need to register by selecting username and password with some basic details.

Application Process:

Step 1 –

Register online with username and password by entering details like name, email id, mobile number etc.

Step 2 –

Fill the application form and upload documents. You will require following information and scanned copies of some documents.

SSC and HSC board exam details.

Personal details like your name, father and mother name, mobile numbers, address, email id, etc.

Scanned copies of your photograph, signature, left thumb print and other required documents in JPEG format.

Step 3 –

Give your choice of exam centers.

Step 4 –

Payment of Fees

You can do payment of exam fees online through credit card or debit card.You can also pay fees offline mode by downloading e-challan and depositing fees in HDFC, ICICI, Canara or Syndicate banks.

Application Fees:

For Exam Centers in India (Computer Based Test)
Papers For OBC & General Category (Boys) For SC, ST, PWD & All Girls
For Paper 1 or Paper 2 500/- 250/-
For Paper 1 + Paper 2 1300/- 650/-

For Centers outside India (Computer Based Test)

Papers For OBC & General Category (Boys) For SC, ST, PWD & All Girls
For Paper 1 or Paper 2 2500/- 1250/-
For Paper 1 + Paper 2 3800/- 1950/-

Admit Card:

Once the application process is successfully completed, you have to download admit card. Admit card will be made available by NTA on their website in month of December for JEE Main attempt in January and in month February for attempt of April month.

*It is mandatory to carry admit card to Exam hall.

What is Schedule of JEE Main?

Important dates for JEE–2020:

*All dates given are tentative and can change as per NTA’s decision.
Exam Events January, 2019 Exam April, 2019 Exam
Online Registration and Application process starts from 1st Sept 2019 8th Feb 2020
Last Date to submit online application including upload of scanned photo & signature 30th Sept 2019 (up to 11.50 pm) 7th Mar 2020 (up to 11.50 pm)
Last Date for successful Payment of fee (through Credit/Debit Card/ Net Banking up to 11.50 p.m. and through e-challan up to bank hours) 1st Oct 2019 8th Mar 2020
Admit Card Download From 17 Dec 2019 Mar 2020
Online Computer Based JEE Main Exam Date 6th Jan 2020 (Sunday) to 20th Jan 2020 (Sunday) 6th Apr 2020 (Saturday) to 20th Apr 2020 (Saturday)
Answer key and OMR Sheet Display January 2020 April 2020
Challenge against Answer Key (Rs. 1000 per Que) January 2020 April 2020
Declaration of Result of Paper 1 and 2 By 31st January, 2020 By 30th April, 2020

Exam Timings:

Paper January, 2019 Exam April, 2019 Exam
Paper 1 & 2 : First Shift 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Paper 1 & 2 : Second Shift 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

*Reporting to exam center starts from 8 am for first shift and from 1 pm for second shift.


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What’s the Pattern of JEE Main Exam?

JEE Main exam has two papers where

Paper-1 is for engineering (B.E./B.Tech.) courses (Computer Based Only)

Paper-2 is for B. Arch. And B. Planning (Pen & Paper Based)

Paper – 1 :

JEE Main paper-1 will be objective type.

Duration of exam will be 3 hours but for the person with 40% or more disability, duration of exam will be 4 hour.

There will be +4 marks for each correctly answered question and negative marking of -1 marks for each wrong answer.

Its only Online computer based mode.

Sr. No. Paper Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration of Exam Duration of Exam for Disabled Person
1 Paper-1 (B.E. / B. Tech.) Physics 30 120 3 Hours 4 Hours
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

Paper – 2 :

It has Three sections –

Section 1 : Mathematics Test (MCQs)

Section 2 : Aptitude Test (MCQs)

Section 3 : Drawing Test

Exam Duration is 3 hours.

This paper is conducted offline.

What is the Syllabus for JEE Main Exam?

Physics and Measurement


Laws of Motion

Work, Energy and Power

Rotational Motion


Properties of Solids and Liquids


Kinetic Theory of Gases

Oscillations and Waves


Current Electricity

Magnetic Effects of Electric Current and Magnetism

Electromagnetic Inductions and Alternation Currents

Electromagnetic Waves


Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Atoms and Nuclei

Electronic Devices

Communication Systems

Experimental Skills

Some basic concepts in chemistry

States of matter

Atomic structure

Chemical bonding and Molecular Structure

Chemical thermodynamics



Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

Chemical Kinetics

Surface Chemistry

Classification of Elements and Properties

General Principles of Isolation of Metals


s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)

p-Block Elements

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen (Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers; Carboxylic Acids)

Organic Compounds Containing Halogen


Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry

Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds

Environmental Chemistry

Co-ordination Compounds

d and f Block Elements

Principles Related to Practical Chemistry



Chemistry in Everyday Life

Sets, Relation and Functions

Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations

Matrices and Determinants

Permutations and Combinations

Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications

Sequences and Series

Limits, Continuity and Differentiability

Integral Calculus

Differential Equations

Co-ordinate Geometry

Three Dimensional Geometry

Vector Algebra

Statistics and Probability


Mathematical reasoning

What are Institutions you get Admission through JEE Main?

01. NIT, Tiruchirapalli 10. NIT, Rourkela 19. NIT, Srinagar
02. NIT, Warangal 11. NIT, Hamirpur 20. NIT, Agartala
03. NIT, Suratkal 12. NIT, Surat 21. NIT, Sikkim
04. MNNIT, Allahabad 13. NIT, Jalandhar 22. NIT, Manipur
05. NIT, Calicut 14. NIT, Jamshedpur 23. NIT, Mizoram
06. MNIT, Jaipur 15. NIT, Raipur 24. NIT, Nagaland
07. MANIT, Bhopal 16. NIT, Patna 25. NIT, Durgapur
08. VNIT, Nagpur 17. NIT, Goa And many more...
09. NIT, Kurukshetra 18. NIT, Goa

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