Facts, Syllabus & Pattern
How to apply
Results and Cut-off
How to Prepare
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
JEE Main is among the toughest exams in the world. Every year, over 12 lakh students appear while only 2,20,000 qualify for JEE Advanced.
JEE Main 2020 follows the CBSE prescribed NCERT syllabus. The difficulty level of the examination will also be based on the difficulty level of NCERT.
General category candidates must have been born on or after 1st October, 1994.
SC, ST and PWD candidates must have been born on or after 1st October, 1989.
You must have studied at least 5 subjects in 10+2.
Physics and Mathematics are compulsory subjects.
Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology or Technical vocational are the other subjects to select from.
General category candidates require a minimum score of least 75% or should be in the top 20 percentile in their respective 12th board or equivalent examination.
For an SC or ST candidate, the minimum score is 65%.
Here is the list of equivalent exams is available here.
You must have passed Class 12th or any equivalent qualifying examination in the years 2017, 2019 or 2020.
You need a registered Aadhaar Card Number to be eligible to apply for JEE Main.
You can attempt JEE Main twice in a year - once in January and once in April. Your best score will be considered for qualifying into JEE Advanced and admissions to colleges.
You can attempt JEE Advanced only for 2 consecutive years.
The JEE Main application form has to be filled online. You need to provide details such as your name, email ID, mobile number etc. You will need to choose a username and password for login.
Checklist while filling the form - keep the following items ready:
Once you’ve filled out this information and uploaded the required documents, you need to move to the next step.
Once you’ve completed the registration process, you will have to download your Admit Card.
The schedule for the JEE Main 2019 Exam, conducted on 8th April, 2019, was as follows:
The rank predictor helps you guess your rank before the official results are declared, in order to shortlist colleges that might admit you on the basis of your rank. The All India Rank in JEE Main 2020 is calculated on the basis of your JEE Main 2020 result only and not the 12th standard percentile.
Your JEE Main result indicates whether you are eligible for JEE Advanced or not. Follow these simple steps to check your result for JEE Main:
Download your score card from the link provided on the same page itself.
Incase of a tie, take a look at the Tie-breaking Criteria for Paper 1.
The JEE Main cut-off indicates the closing ranks or minimum scores that you need to score to qualify for JEE Advanced . Candidates who don’t meet the cut-off will be considered ineligible. However, in that case, they can still participate in the JEE Main counselling, conducted by JoSAA.
The JEE Main 2020 rank list reflects the All India Ranks (AIRs) and the respective category ranks of the candidates.
Once you clear the JEE Main, you are eligible for counselling. Counselling is a process of picking colleges that are the perfect fit for your score and interest.
Solving sample papers and previous year papers is not only advisable, but also mandatory if you want to stay ahead of the stiff competition in JEE Main 2020. Solving sample papers will help you to prepare for the expected paper and its pattern while also assisting you in learning efficient time management. You can also assess your own performance by practicing sample papers and judge your level of preparations for JEE Main 2020.
Practising previous years’ JEE papers is important as it helps you simulate the real exam. Toppr provides you with a complete set of all question banks from previous years which you can practice to sharpen your skills.
Q1: Can a candidate change the mode of examination?
Ans: The JEE Main exam will only be held in the computer based mode. The HRD ministry will organise practice centres from August. These will be free of cost for all aspirants who want to familiarise themselves with the new mode of examination.
Q2: Can the candidates opt for both the papers of JEE Main 2020?
Ans: Yes, the candidates can appear for both papers in JEE 2020, or can also have the liberty to appear for just one of the two.
Q3: Can candidates change the date of their exam?
Ans: Candidates can change the date of their exam only if it clashes with something important, like a board exam.
Q4: Is it compulsory to have an Aadhaar Card Number to apply for JEE Main 2020?
Ans: Yes, it’s mandatory for candidates to enter their Aadhaar Card Number in the application form in order to register successfully. No application will be accepted without the Aadhaar Card Number.
Q5: A candidate has applied for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Can he or she opt for just one paper now?
Ans: There is no compulsion for such candidates to appear in both papers. They can choose to appear for the paper of their choice. However, there will be no refund of fees.
Q6: What action is to be taken if the candidate has opted for Hindi or Gujarati medium for the examination but now wants to appear in the English medium?
Ans: The JEE Main 2020 question paper is bilingual (both in Hindi and English as well as Gujarati and English) for candidates who have opted for Hindi or Gujarati mediums. The candidate can attempt the questions in any medium during the examination.
To clarify all your doubts, check out the detailed list of JEE Main 2020 FAQs.
That’s all you need to know about JEE Main 2020. Don’t lose heart if you don’t get through to JEE Advanced as some NITs are even better than a few IITs.
Q7: What colleges can I get into through JEE Main?
Ans: IITs, NITs, IIITs and a list of 100 or so central or state funded institutions participate in JEE Main. Though IITs and ISM don’t accept the JEE Main score, they require the JEE Advanced score, this is the first step to getting into the best colleges.
Here's a list of participating Colleges in JEE Main 2020.