JEE Main 2020
Joint Entrance Examination - Main or commonly known as JEE Main is a national level entrance exam conducted by NTA to offer admission to BE/BTech, BPlan and BArch courses at the IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) across the country.
Only the top 2.5 lakh score holders in JEE Main 2020 will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced for admission to various undergraduate engineering programmes offered by IITs in India. The counselling cum seat allotment for all the IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs will be organised and managed by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JOSAA). In 2019, 107 institutes participated in JOSAA Counselling.

JEE Main 2020 Highlights

Important dates for JEE Main 2020 include the schedule for registration, admit card download, exam, result announcement, and counselling. Candidates can check the JEE Main 2020 important dates for January and April session below:

JEE Main 2020 Important Dates – April Session


JEE Main 2020 Events

JEE Main 2020 Dates

Salient Features

Application form availability


  • Registration will be online.
  • There are several changes this year in the application process, fee payment, fee structure, etc.

Last date to apply 


  • The last date to submit the filled-in application form on the official website extended
  • The January session of JEE Main has witnessed lesser registration than that of in 2019.
  • In 2020, 9.34 lakhs registrations were recorded whereas, In 2019, there were 9.41 lakhs registrations

Last date to pay application fee


  • Candidates can pay their fees and upload their images on the official website by login in into their accounts

Image Correction starts


  • JEE Main 2020 image correction window is open now.
  • Candidates can correct their uploaded images from on the official website by login in into their accounts



Application form correction 

1-Apr-2020 to 03-May-2020

  • Application correction re-opens
  • Application correction is a one-time process.
  • Candidates could correct mistakes in the application form during the prescribed period.
  • All the details except the exam cities in the filled-in JEE Main application form could be modified.

Last date for correction in exam city centre


  • Change the exam city centre to tackle the hardship due to COVID-19

Issue of admit card

To be notified soon

  • Admit cards will be available online for download on the official JEE Main website.
  • Along with the admit card candidates must remember to carry a photo identity proof to the exam centre.

Exam date

18-July-2020 to 23-July-2020

The exam will be conducted in two shifts on each day

  • Shift 1 - 9:30 am to 12: 30 pm
  • Shift 2 - 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm


JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern and Structure

JEE Main 2020 will consist of three papers. Each paper will be of three hours. JEE Main 2020 question paper will include both multiple-choice questions as well as numerical based questions.

Check important highlights of the JEE Main 2020 exam pattern below.



Exam Pattern

Mode of exam

BTech/BPlan – CBT mode

BArch – PBTmode | CBT mode

Type of questions

Objective (MCQs) and Numerical

Subjective – BArch Drawing Paper

Number of questions

75 for BTech

77 for BArch

100 for BPlan

Total marks 

Paper 1 – 300 marks

Paper 2 – 400 marks

Paper 3 – 400 marks 


3 hours

Name of sections

BTech – 3 (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)

BArch – 3 (Drawing, Mathematics, and Aptitude)

BPlan – 3 (Mathematics, Aptitude, and Planning Based Questions)

Marking scheme

Correct Response – (+4)

Incorrect Response – (-1)


JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

NTA has released the JEE Main 2020 eligibility criteria for BTech, BArch and BPlan papers. Candidates must fulfill all the eligibility conditions to be eligible for JEE Main exam. The eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020 is as follows: 

  1. Age Criteria: There is no age limit for aspirants appearing in the JEE Main
  2. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)
  • Candidates who have passed their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 or 2019 are eligible
  • Those who are appearing in their Class 12 examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2020 are also eligible to appear in January and April session
  • Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2017 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2020.
  1. Qualifying subjects: Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th /qualifying examination to be eligible
  2. Qualifying marks
  • To appear in JEE Mains, the minimum qualifying marks (for admission to NITs, IIITs, IITs, and CFTIs) that aspirants require is 75 per cent (aggregate) or
  • Candidates should be in the top 20 percentile in the Class 12 exam conducted by respective Boards
  • For reserved candidates, the minimum qualifying marks is 65 per cent
  1. Total attempts
  • A candidate is allowed to attempt the exam for three consecutive years
  • The number of attempts will be six in total – twice each year for three years

The fees for General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL) boys applying for a single paper was INR 650/-. For girls and SC/ST/PwD/Transgender, there was a 50% relaxation and they have to pay INR 325/-