JEE Main 2020 Exam: Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

Joint Entrance Examination [JEE Main 2020]

JEE MAIN 2020 - Joint Entrance Examination

JEE-Main – Joint Entrance Examination-Main which was formerly known as AIEEE – All India Engineering Entrance Examination is a national level competitive test to take the admission in various undergraduate courses like B.Tech/ B.E. /B.Arch. in their interested choice of institute.

The Exam makes a hiss sound in every 12th passed students planning to join engineering. JEE Main exams are conducted twice a year in the month of Jan and April by NTA that is National Testing Agency which has to be taken online only also there is free coaching given by NTA to JEE Main candidates.

Candidates opting for B.Tech/BE has to appear for paper 1 constituting of Physics, mathematics and Chemistry. Candidates opting for B.Arch. will have to appear for paper 2 that is drawing, Mathematics and aptitude.

JEE Main exam duration is 3 hours for each paper where in successive years maximum three attempts will be given.

JEE exams have segregated as:

  • JEE Main – replacing AIEEE
  • JEE Advanced – replacing IIT-JEE

 

From the latest study nearly 2,31,024 candidates were eligible to take JEE-Advanced by clearing JEE Main as candidates clearing JEE Main can only appear for JEE-Advanced. If students fail to clear JEE-Advanced keeping JEE Main exam as base candidates can apply for the best engineering colleges in India.

JEE Advanced exams are used as base admission test by 23 IITs and other universities like IISERs, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology and premier IISc. JEE-Advanced will be conducted in one of the seven zonal that is IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee, IIT Karagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Madras.

For those candidates who didn’t qualify for the JEE Advanced exam 2020, has acquire good all India ranking in the JEE Main can get admission in best institutes across India such as:

  • National institutes of technology – there are 31
  • Indian Institutes of Information Technology – 20 in number
  • Other state government or central government funded education institutions across the country – in total 19.

 

Changes that have taken place:

  • JEE Main 2020 exam is conducted as computer based test that is only online mode.
  • JEE Main is held in the month of Jan 2020 and April 2020 that is twice a year.
  • As these many years CBSE use to conduct JEE Main exams now it is been taken over by NTA.
  • The application fee for different categories has reduced.
  • There is no age limit for candidates to apply irrespective of their age they can apply.
  • Also number of test cities in India has been increased to 264.
  • Across the country there are 2,697 test practice centres are established to help students practice for the exams.

 

Edict that remains the same:

  • JEE Main syllabus, language and the pattern remains the same.
  • Candidates after submitting the JEE Main application will not be able to change the test centre.
  • Duration of the test 3 hours and the number of times a person can appear for the test 3 attempts will remain the same.

 

Affair Details

Specifications

Exam Name

Joint Entrance Examination-JEE Main

Exam Mode

Computer Based (Online)

Exam Prevalence

Twice a year (Jan and April)

For the course

B.Arch. & B.Tech

Exam Duration

3 hours

No. of Papers

Paper 1 - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Paper 2 - Drawing, Mathematics and Aptitude

No. of Attempts

6 - every year 2 attempts

Type of Questions

MCQ - Multiple Choice Question

Language

English, Hindi and Gujarati (if exam centre is in Guajarat, Diu, Daman and Nagar Havali)

Eligibility Criteria

12th passed with compulsory 5 subjects

Mark for the correct answer

4 marks

Mark for the incorrect answer

1 mark

More than one answer

1 mark will be deducted

No answer

No marks will be deducted

Subjects

Physics - 30 questions - 120 marks

Chemistry - 30 questions - 120 marks

Mathematics - 30 questions - 120 marks

Total Marks

360

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility criteria

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Keeping Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subject’s candidates should have cleared 12th class with compulsory 5 subjects.
  • For B.Arch. candidate’s mathematics should be their first priority and must have 50% marks in total.
  • Candidates appearing for 2020 JEE Main their date of birth should be on or after October 1st 1993.
  • Diploma holders can also apply for JEE Main but they should have either completed or pursuing last year of diploma with minimum 50% aggregate in relevant subjects and candidates with eligible score in JEE Main can apply for JEE Advanced and get to IITs but not to NITs and CFTIs with JEE Main score.

Aspects

Eligibility Criteria

Age

As per new rules there is no age limits to apply for JEE Main 2020

Qualifying Exam

Candidates must have cleared intermediate or any equivalent exams from a recognised board

Mandatory Subjects

Mathematics, Physics along with any one from Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biology or any other technical stream

Diploma Holders

Candidates holding diploma certificate or in their last year can apply but in IIT level as JEE Main score does not count and cannot get admissions in CFTIs and NITs

Qualifying Marks/Percentage

Minimum 75% marks in XII examination or topped in 20 percentile. The qualifying marks for SC/ST candidates would be 65% in their intermediate

Nationality

Candidate being a citizen of India, OCI/NRI/PIO can apply

PwD

Candidates without fail should fill disability block in the online form accurately

 

For Class XII Droppers Eligibility Criteria:

  • There are no particular conditions apart from regular criteria’s that candidate must have 75% aggregate in 5 subjects regardless of their attempts.
  • Those who have eligibility to appear for JEE Main exam can sit in the month of Jan and April.

JEE Main 2020 Application Form & fees

  • The application form can be filled through online mode only and should be completed in one-go.
  • Visit NTA or JEE Main official website to fill the form – Click on Apply for JEE Main 2020 Tab
  • Step 1: Fill the application form by entering all the valid details nationality, eligibility, class 12th from which state, Aadhar card number, Identification Type, Date of Birth, candidates name, Security pin and Gender.
  • Step 2: Upload the correct documents by scanning, uploading clear photographs and signature.
  • Step 3: Fee payment can be done via Debit/ Credit Card/ Paytm/ Net Banking/ SBI Buddy Wallet/ Cash Cards also e-challan is available to make the payment from Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank or ICICI Bank.

JEE Main 2020 Application Fee:

Exam Fee in Indian Centres

Papers I or II:

Papers

Paper I or II (Fee for Male)

Paper I or II (Fee for Female

General/OBC

INR 500/-

INR 250/-

SC/ST/PwD

INR 250/-

INR 250/-

 

Paper I & II:

Papers

Paper I & II (Fee for Male)

Paper I & II (Fee for Female)

General/OBC

INR 900/-

INR 450/-

SC/ST/PwD

INR 450/-

INR 450/-

 

Exam Fee outside India:

Paper I or II:

Papers

Paper I or II (Fee for Male)

Paper I or II (Fee for Female

General/OBC

INR 2000/-

INR 1000/-

SC/ST/PwD

INR 1000/-

INR 1000/-

 

Paper I & II:

Papers

Paper I or II (Fee for Male)

Paper I or II (Fee for Female

General/OBC

INR 3000/-

INR 1500/-

SC/ST/PwD

INR 1500/-

INR 1500/-

 

Documents required at the time of JEE Main 2020 Registration:

  • Class 10 and 12 mark sheet ( with 75% cut-off in 12th)
  • Aadhar card number
  • Passport
  • Date of Birth (proof)
  • For SC/ST Caste Certificate
  • 10 kB – 100 KB size - Photographs in JPEG format

Slot Booking:

Slot booking is nothing but candidates have to book their slot that is DATE, TIME AND TEST CENTRE according to your preference which is based on first come first serve as it is available for limited period of time. This is facilitated only to the online examination and can be booked while filling up the application form. Also the facility is provided only for paper 1 (B.Tech/BE) JEE Main.

Application Correction of JEE Main 2020:

  • It is normal to make mistakes and the board provides the application correction to make it correct also it is just one time facility to correct the form.
  • The application correction window will be open for whole October month 2019 for the Jan session and for April session it is in the month of Feb.
  • As the corrections have to be done through online mode only there will be additional amount that has to be paid also should be done before the last date of submission.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Date

Important Affairs

JAN 2020 Exam Dates

April 2020 Exam Dates

Application form available from

September 1st week 2019

Feb 2nd week 2020

Availability of mock test

Mid of Sept 2019

Month of Feb - 2020

Last date of application submission

4th week of September 2019

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The windows opens to any correction in the application

In the month of October 2019

In the month of Feb 2020

Last date for the payment of Fee

October 1st week 2019

March 2nd week 2020

Availability of Admit card

Mid of December 2019

Mid of March 2020

JEE Main Examination

Mid of Jan 2020

Mid of April 2020

Result Declaration

Feb 1st week 2020

May 1st week 2020

JEE Main 2020 Reference Book/Mock Test/Tips & Tricks

Physics JEE Main Books to refer:

  • Concepts of Physics Part 1 and Part 2 by HC Verma
  • JEE Physics by D.C. Pandey.
  • Fundamental of Physics by Resnick, Halliday, Walker
  • General Physics by I.E. Irodov to solve problems
  • Problems in Physics by S.S. Krotov

Chemistry JEE Main Books to refer:

  • Organic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison Boyd
  • Inorganic Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
  • Modern approach to chemical calculations by R.C. Mukherjee
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee

Mathematics JEE Main Books to refer:

  • Class XI and XII Mathematics by R.D. Sharma
  • Differential Mathematics by A Das Gupta
  • Trigonometry, Geometry books by S.L. Loney
  • Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight
  • Problems in calculus of One Variety by I.A. Maron
  • IIT Mathematics by M.L. Khanna

 

JEE Main 2020 Preparation Master Plan (Tips):

  • Calm your mind before you start to plan, first make sure you know the entire details of exam pattern, syllabus, weightage and marking scheme.
  • While preparing for the exam keep some sticky notes so that you can note down all the important concepts, points and formulas and stick it on wall to revise these on a regular base.
  • Get to know the best authors of each subject keep study materials and take some guidance from qualified candidates and experienced or expert persons.
  • It is better to solve previous year’s exam/sample papers to get a glimpse of question paper, the type of questions that comes and to know the exam swing.
  • Key to success is self-study never rely on just coaching if you have joined any and set your mind to study on a daily basis.

Start from class XI

Most of the syllabus will be covered from class XI and XII so apart from your regular studies keep some time and work on this

Practise and keep practising

There is a proverb practice makes man perfect include this in your journey and keep practising or focus on all the important and weaker concepts and become a pro in all the areas.

Have the best set of books or study materials

 You can find different methods of explaining things in different books which can make you understand in a better way so choose for the best authors and have quite various books/study materials.

Analyse and focus on your weakness

 Attending these mock tests would be helpful to analyse and overcome your weaker areas so that can focus on the same

Maintain Health

 Basically health is an important criterion if you are mentally strong and healthy you can memorise the study and perform well. Make sure you get sound sleep and have a proper diet.

 

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern:

  • JEE Main has two papers Paper – I is for B.Tech and BE while Paper II is for B.Planning and B.Architecture. The exams of both are held on different dates and even the results will be released separately.
  • Twice a year JEE Main exams will be conducted in the month of January and April. Candidates can appear either once or both the times where one of the better score will be considered.
  •  In paper 1 there would be 90 questions and is objective based and the paper 2 will contain 82 questions which are also objective based but then drawing test paper will be of subjective type.
  • The question paper will be available in English, Gujarathi, Hindi and few other state languages. The duration of the complete paper is for 3 hours provided an extra hour for candidates with 40% disability.

Paper I – B.E/B.Tech:

Subjects

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Physics

30

120

Mathematics

30

120

Chemistry

30

120

Total

90 questions

360 marks

 

Paper II – B.Arch./B.plan:

Subjects

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Aptitude

50

200

Drawing

2

70

Mathematics

30

120

Total

82 questions

390 Marks

 

JEE Main Syllabus and Weightage:

Candidates with goals and passion joining India’s top institutes or their dream universities JEE Main exam plays a vital role. To clear these entrance exams it is important to know the syllabus and the weightage of the same would be helpful and effective for students to get prepared accordingly and crack. Below given is the syllabus and weightage of each different subject.

Theme

No. of questions

Marks

Modern Physics

5

20

Optics

3

12

Electrostatics

3

12

Heat and Thermodynamics

3

12

Current Electricity

3

12

Magnetics

2

8

Laws of Motion

1

4

Unit, Dimension and Vector

1

4

work, Power Energy

1

4

Rotation

1

4

Kinematics

1

4

Gravitation

1

4

Solid and Fluids

1

4

Centre of Mass, Impulse and Momentum

1

4

Simple Harmonic Motion

1

4

Electromagnetics Induction: AC

1

4

Waves

1

4

 

Mathematics Syllabus and Weightage

Theme Mathematics

No. of questions

Marks

Coordinate Geometry

5

20

Integral Calculus

3

12

Limits, Continuity and Differentiability

3

12

Statistics and Probability

2

8

Vector Algebra

2

8

Complex numbers and Quadratic Equation

2

8

Three Dimensional Geometry

2

8

Matrices and Determinants

2

8

Binomial Theorem and its application

1

4

Sets, Relation and Function

1

4

Sequences and Series

1

4

Trigonometry

1

4

Differential Equation

1

4

Differential Calculus

1

4

Permutations and Combinations

1

4

Statics and Dynamics

1

4

Mathematical Reasoning

1

4

 

Chemistry Syllabus and Weightage

Theme Chemistry

No. of questions

Marks

Periodic Table and Representative Elements

3

12

Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry

3

12

Chemical And Ionic Equilibrium

2

8

Thermodynamics and Gaseous State

2

8

Nuclear Chemistry and Environment

2

8

Chemical Bonding

2

8

Solid State and Surface Chemistry

2

8

Atomic Structure

2

8

Chemical Kinetics

1

4

Mole Concept

1

4

Solution and Colligative Properties

1

4

Electrochemistry

1

4

Hydrocarbon

1

4

Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives

1

4

Stereochemistry

1

4

General Organic Chemistry

1

4

Aromatic Compounds

1

4

Alkyl Halides

1

4

Carbohydrates, amino acid and Polymers

1

4

Redox Reaction

1

4

 

Mock Test:

It is common to experience butterflies in the stomach during any examinations so taking mock test helps candidates get an idea of online exam pattern so that candidates can be confident enough and get out being feared or scared. There are number of practice centres and candidates need to register to avail the facility it is just to note that candidates are aware of the exam pattern, to answer the questions overall to get a glimpse of it.

 

List of JEE Main 2020 examination centres

State Wise The Practice Centres (TPC) available:

It is breath-taking that they have started with TPCs to facilitate candidates to practice and enable them the exam pattern before they appear for the exams. Aspirants will be aware of managing the time the exam pattern and the process taking place. Before appearing for these mock tests candidates must register for JEE Main 2020 mock test where the registration is done on weekly basis.

State/UT

No. of The Practice Centres

No. of Districts in the state where TPC is available

Andaman & Nicobar Island

8

2

Andhra Pradesh

122

13

Arunachal Pradesh

21

14

Assam

77

30

Bihar

98

30

Chandigarh

18

1

Chhattisgarh

86

21

Delhi

96

10

Goa

11

2

Gujarat

109

28

Haryana

122

22

Himachal Pradesh

44

12

Jammu & Kashmir

47

16

Jharkhand

81

18

Karnataka

181

29

Kerala

318

14

Madhya Pradesh

241

49

Maharashtra

325

36

Manipur

17

10

Meghalaya

11

7

Mizoram

9

7

Nagaland

9

7

Orissa

108

27

Pondicherry

15

4

Punjab

144

22

Rajasthan

190

32

Sikkim

7

4

Tamil Nadu

229

31

Telangana

90

17

Tripura

12

5

Uttar Pradesh

369

69

Uttarakhand

76

13

West Bengal

115

20

Total

3406

622

 

Cutoff Predictor

Category Based JEE Main cut-off:

JEE Main cut-off will be released online by NTA. Candidates must have secured minimum cut-off marks to take admissions in prestigious universities. Below mentioned is the cut-off based on various categories.

Category

JEE Main 2020 Cut-off

PWD

1

Scheduled Tribe

27

Scheduled Caste

32

OBC-NCL

49

General

81

 

JEE Main Percentage of Reservation:

While filling the JEE Main application form candidate will have to tick in EWS category column to avail the reservation. There is 10% reservation granted to Economically Weaker Section by Govt. of India and is applicable in JEE Main 2020. Reservation policy is given below:

Class

Reservation (%)

Persons with Disability (PwD)

3

Scheduled Tribes (ST)

7

Scheduled Castes (SC)

15

Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

10

Other Backward Class (Non Creamy Layer)

27

 

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

It is Mandatory to carry admit card and one photo ID proof to the JEE Main exam and candidates have to download it online by entering application number and password which will be released after the registration process is completed. Admit card and hall ticket are same.

Sl. No.

Steps to download Admit card

1

Visit the official website click on JEE Main Admit card.

2

Enter Application number and password/date of birth then submit.

3

The link will be displayed on the screen to download the admit card use the same to download.

4

Check if all the details are correct

5

In case of any disparity contact NTA

6

Take a print out and keep it safe

 

After downloading check for the details mentioned for accuracy:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Application Number
  • Candidate’s Roll number
  • Father’s Name
  • Course Name
  • Gender
  • Test City
  • Centre Code
  • Date of Birth
  • Category
  • Candidates’ Photograph
  • State of Eligibility
  • Date, timing and shift of the examination
  • Paper (I or II)
  • Signature of Candidates and Parents

Documents to carry to the JEE Main examination Centre:

  • JEE Main Admit Card printout
  • Passport Size Photograph (1) and make sure that is identical to the one that is uploaded in the application form
  • PwD certificate have to be carried by the candidates belonging to same in the prescribed format.
  • A valid ID Proof – Driving License/ Passport/ PAN Card/ Voter ID or Ration card/Aadhaar Enrolment number.

Importance of Admit Card during the Admissions:

  • The admit card is an identity document used for verification of candidates identity so even after the examination the admit card is useful.
  • Keep it safe until the admissions are concluded because it will be required during the counselling.