JEE Main 2020: Notification, Application Form, Syllabus

Joint Entrance Exam Main 2020 or JEE Main 2020 is the most renowned engineering entrance exam in India. CBSE used to conduct JEE exam but now a new exam conducting authority i.e. NTA (National Testing Agency) will organize this exam. The JEE Main 2020 exam will be conducted twice, once in the month of January 2020 and once in the month of April 2020 tentatively. The application form for JEE main 2020 exam will be made available only in online mode.

In this article, we will discuss complete details regarding the JEE main 2020 exam such as exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria, application form etc.

JEE Main 2020 Important Dates (Tentative)

As the official notification is not yet released by the NTA, candidates can check the tentative schedule from the table given below:

Important EventsJanuary 2020 (Tentative Dates)April 2020 (Tentative Dates)
Starting of online application form submission1st week of September 20192nd week of February 2020
Last date to submit applicationLast week of September 2019
Date of Exam1st week of January 2020 to 3rd week of January 20202nd week of April 2020 to 4th week of April 2020
Declaration of result1st week of February 20201st week of May 2020

Note: The candidate will be able to choose date of exam out of 8 slots as per his/her preference.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

The pattern for JEE Main exam 2020 is given below:

  • Mode of Exam: Online (Computer based test)
  • Papers in Exam: 2 i.e. Paper 1 for B.E/B.Tech and Paper 2 for B.Arch/ B. Planning
  • Duration of Exam: 3 Hours
  • Marking Scheme: 4 Marks will be awarded for a correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer
  • Language: Hindi and English (Questions will also be asked in Gujarati in case of exam center in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Havali)
  • Type of Questions: Objective Type MCQ and Questions to test drawing aptitude (only in paper 2)

Subject wise distribution of Questions in Paper 1 and Paper 2

PapersSubjectsNo. of Questions
Paper 1 (For B.E/ B.Tech)Chemistry30
Total90 Questions
Paper 2 (For B.Arch/ B. Planning)Mathematics30
Aptitude Test50
Drawing Test2
Total82 Questions

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

The important units to be studied for the JEE Main 2020 exam are as follows:

  • Mathematics: Sets, Relations and Functions, Permutations and combinations, Matrices and determinants, Mathematical induction, Mathematical reasoning, Integral calculus, Continuity and differentiability, Sequences and series, Co-ordinate geometry, Three-dimensional geometry, Trigonometry, Vector algebra etc.
  • Physics: Kinetic theory of gases, Electromagnetic waves, Rotational motion, Properties of solids and liquids, Gravitation, Kinetic theory of gases, Oscillations and waves, Electrostatics, Dual nature of matter and radiation, Current electricity, Magnetic effects of current and magnetism, Electrostatics, Work, power and energy etc.
  • Chemistry: General principles and processes of isolation of metals, Purification and characterization of organic compounds, Hydrocarbons, Organic compounds, Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Polymers, Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals), Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements, D-block elements and f-block elements, General principles and processes of isolation of metals, Surface chemistry, Equilibrium, Chemical bonding, Redox reactions and electrochemistry etc.
  • Aptitude Test for B.Arch/ B. Planning: Awareness of persons, Buildings, places, Material Objects, Texture related to Architecture and build environment, building forms and elements, Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, harmony and contrast, color texture etc.

JEE Main Preparation Strategy 2020

Lakhs of candidates will appear for the JEE Main 2020 exam, the success will depend on how well you will prepare for the exam. Here are some tips that you should follow to prepare for the JEE exam.

  1. The first thing you should do is to try and understand the concepts rather than memorizing each and every thing.
  2. Keep short notes of the topics you have studied. The notes should include all the important topics, shortcuts, mistakes etc. so that you can revise easily.
  3. Attempt the previous year’s question papers and analyze your mistakes. Make sure you never repeat any mistake.
  4. Self study is the key to success, never rely on coaching alone. Make sure you study on a daily basis.

JEE Main Recommended Books 2020

NCERTs are undoubtedly the best book for the JEE Main 2020 preparation. You should move on to other help books only after completing the NCERT. Apart from NCERT, some other books that are recommended by the experts are as follows:

  • Concepts of Physics by HC Verma (Volume 1 and 2)
  • Complete physics for JEE Main by Irodov
  • The Pearson Guide to Complete Mathematics for JEE by SL Loney
  • IIT Mathematics by R.D Sharma
  • Arihant Publication (Organic Chemistry)
  • IIT Chemistry by O.P Tandon

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020

The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020 are as follows:

Academic Qualification

  • The candidates must have passed class 12th in 2018 or 2019
  • The candidates who are going to appear for the class 12th exam in the year 2020 can also apply.
  • For B.Tech/BE, the candidate must have studied Maths, Physics and any one of chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subjects at the class 12th level
  • For B.Arch. / B. Planning, the candidate must have studied Mathematics at class 12th

Age criteria

  • The candidate should be born on or after the 1st October 1995.
  • SC/ST/PwD candidates will get the relaxation of up to 5 years in the upper age.

JEE Main Application Form 2020

The application form for JEE Main 2020 exam will be filled and submitted in online mode through the official website. It will be mandatory for the candidates to enter their Aadhar number in the application form (except for the aspirants from J&K, Meghalaya, Assam). The candidates must have a working email id and phone number in order to apply for the exam. While entering the details in the application form, the candidates have to upload the scanned copies of recent passport size photograph, signature and parent’s/guardian signature.

The application will be accepted in online mode only; there is no requirement to send hard copy of application form at NTA office.

Application Fee

The JEE Main exam used to be conducted in both online & offline mode and the application fee used to be different in both the modes. But now as exam will be conducted only online mode we are providing the fees for the online exam only.

For Exam centers in India
PapersFees for General/OBC candidatesFees for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates
Paper 1 or Paper 2Rs 500/- for Boys, Rs. 250/- for GirlsRs 250/- for Boys, Rs. 250/- for Girls
Both Paper 1 and 2Rs 1300/- for Boys, Rs. 650/- for GirlsRs 650/- for Boys, Rs. 650/- for Girls
For Exam centers in Foreign Country
PapersFees for General/OBC candidatesFees for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates
Paper 1 or Paper 2Rs 2500/- for Boys, Rs.1250/- for GirlsRs 1250/- for Boys, Rs. 1250/- for Girls
Both Paper 1 and 2Rs 3800/- for Boys, Rs. 1900/- for GirlsRs 1900/- for Boys, Rs. 1900/- for Girls

Note: The above-mentioned fees are on the basis of last year’s exam. The dates will be updated on this post as soon as the NTA release any notification.

Mode of payment

  • Candidates can pay the application fee online via credit card/ debit card or net banking.
  • Application fee can also be submitted in cash via e-challan at ICICI, Canara or syndicate bank.

JEE Main 2020 Admit card

The candidates will be able to download the JEE Main 2020 admit card from the official website. All the necessary details such as exam schedule, venue will be mentioned on the admit card. The candidates have to carry one photo ID proof along with the admit card at the exam center. The photo ID proof should be in original as the Photostats will not be accepted.

JEE Main 2020 Result

The result as well as the rank card for the JEE Main 2020 exam will be released on the official website. The rank card will include both all India and all India category ranks. However, the admission into NITs/ CFTIs/ SFIs will be granted on the basis of All India Rank (AIR) only. The category ranks are for information purpose only.

Top 2,20,000 candidates will be shortlisted for JEE Advanced 2020 exam.

JEE Main Counseling 2020

The successful candidates will be able to participate in the JEE Main 2020 counseling or seat allocation process. The counselling or seat allocation process will be different for concerned state governments and institutes. For admission to NITs/ CFTIs/SFIs/IITs etc., the admission will be granted via central seat allocation board counseling. The candidates have to get their documents verified at the time of counseling.


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