JEE Main 2020

Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) Main is the entrance exam conducted for admission into engineering institutes on the undergraduate level. This exam is conducted for admission to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. This exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency(NTA) in online mode twice a year. This exam is also conducted as a qualifying exam for JEE Advanced through which admission is conducted to 23 IIT.

JEE Main exam is conducted in two papers: Paper I is conducted for admission into B.Tech programs and Paper II is conducted for B.Arch programs. This exam is conducted twice a year and out of two scores obtained by the students, the best one is used by NTA. JEE Main has replaced a lot of state-level entrance examinations such as Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, etc. However, the admission process for the state-level engineering seats is decided by the concerned state authorities only.

The procedure to write JEE Main 2020 is quite simple. Interested candidates should check the eligibility criteria and fill out the application form for JEE Main 2020 before the registration window ends. You can find all the important information about JEE Main 2020 below.

JEE Main 2020: Important Dates

The NTA released the JEE Main 2020 notification on September 3rd. According to the notification, these were the important dates for JEE Main 2020

Event Date
Form Filling 3 Sept - 30 September
Fee Payment Till 1st September
Application form correction date October 11-17, 2019
JEE MAIN Admit Card 6 December
Announcement of Date and Shift for Paper I and II December 6, 2019
Examination (January Session) 6th - 11th January
Examination (April Session) 3rd - 9th April
JEE Main Result (January Session) January 31, 2020
JEE Main Result (April Session) April 30, 2020

JEE Main 2020: Exam Pattern

The pattern of the JEE MAIN exam is changed recently as per the notification released by NTA. The new pattern has fewer questions in comparison to the previous pattern and has some new types of questions. The detailed syllabus of JEE MAIN is given below.

Details
Exam Date Computer Based Test
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Subject Physics, Chemistry, Maths
Total questions 75 (Each Subject 25 questions)
Types of questions 20 Objective questions having 4 options each with only 1 correct option
5 Numerical questions with numerical value as an answer
Marking Scheme 4 marks for a correct answer; -1 for an incorrect answer (only for MCQs)
Maximum Marks 300 marks
Medium of paper English or Hindi (Candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)

Detailed Pattern

Subject Type of Questions Marks
Mathematics 20 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) + 5 Questions with the answer as a numerical value, with equal weight-age to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry 100
Physics 100
Chemistry 100
Total Marks 75 questions (60 MCQs and 15 Numerical) 300

JEE Main 2020: Eligibility Criteria

Below is the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020 as prescribed by the NTA:

Age Criteria: There is no age limit for JEE Main 2020 as NTA has removed the age limit for the exam. Candidates who has passed 10+2 in 2018, 2019 or are appearing in 2020 should appear for JEE Main 2020.

Qualifying Subjects: To qualify for JEE Main, candidates should have passed Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, language or any other subject.

Qualifying Marks: For admission into IITs, IIITs, NITS and CFTIs, candidates should have scored minimum 75% or should be in top 20 percentile of the respective boards. For SC/ST candidates, the minimum score required would be 65%.

Candidates looking for admission to the architecture should have cleared 10+2 or equivalent examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics along with 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam.

JEE Main 2020 Application Fee

Paper General / OBC SC / ST / PWD / Transgender
For Centres in India
JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) OR Paper-II (B.Arch/B.Planning) Boys - Rs. 650
Girls - Rs. 350
Boys - Rs. 350
Girls - Rs. 350
Both JEE Main Paper I and Paper II Boys - Rs. 1300
Girls - Rs. 650
Boys - Rs. 650
Girls - Rs. 650
For Exam Centres Abroad
JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) OR Paper-II (B.Arch/B.Planning) Boys - Rs. 3000
Girls - Rs. 1500
Boys - Rs. 1500
Girls - Rs. 1500
Both JEE Main Paper I and Paper II Boys - Rs. 6000
Girls - Rs. 3000
Boys - Rs. 3000
Girls - Rs. 3000

JEE Main 2020: Syllabus

We have listed down on all the topics from the NCERT textbooks that are a part of the JEE Main 2020 Syllabus. You have to ensure that you study at least the basics of all these topics while preparing so that you have a good chance to score high marks in JEE Main 2020.

Physics

Section - 1

SI. No. Class XI Class XII
1 PHYSICS AND MEASUREMENT ELECTROSTATICS
2. KINEMATICS CURRENT ELECTRICITY
3. LAWS OF MOTION MAGNETIC EFFECTS OF CURRENT AND MAGNETISM
4. WORK, ENERGY AND POWER ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION AND ALTERNATING CURRENTS
5. ROTATIONAL MOTION ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
6. GRAVITATION OPTICS
7. PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS DUAL NATURE OF MATTER AND RADIATION
8. THERMODYNAMICS ATOMS AND NUCLEI
9. KINETIC THEORY OF GASES ELECTRONIC DEVICES
10. OSCILLATION AND WAVES COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Section - 2 {Experiment Based}

Familiarity with basic approach of the following:

Chemistry

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Some Basic Conscepts in Chemistry Solutions
State of Matter Equilibrium
Atomic Structure Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemical Kinetics
Chemical Thermodynamics Surface Chemistry
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Classification of elements & Periodicity in Properties P-Block Elements
General Principles & Processes of Isolation of Metals D and F block Elements
Hydrogen Coordination Compounds
S-Block Elements Environmental Chemistry
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds Organic Compound containing Halogens
Some basic Principles of Organic Chemistry Organic Compound containing Oxygen
Hydrocarbons Organic Compound containing Nitrogen
Polymers Biomolecules
Chemistry In Everyday Life Principles related to practical chemistry.

Mathematics

S.no Subjects
Sets, Relations and Functions Integral Calculus
Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations Differential Equations
Matrices and Determinants Co-ordinate Geometry
Permutations and Combinations Three Dimensional Geometry
Mathematical Induction Vector Algebra
Binomial Theorem and its Simple Applications Statistics and Probability
Sequence and Series Trigonometry
Limit, Continuity and Differentiability Mathematical Reasoning

JEE Main 2020: Previous Year Analysis

Analyzing the trends of the JEE Main exam by going through the previous year questions papers is a very good way of understanding the type and level of questions asked. Here, we have a detailed analysis of the JEE Main 2019 paper which covers the breakup of the question paper as well as the difficulty of the paper

8th April 2019 - Session 1:

According to the reviews the Physics part was most difficult followed by Chemistry and then the easiest was Mathematics.

Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
Physics 14 16
Chemistry 11 19
Mathematics 13 17
Total 38 52

Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
Physics 30
  •  Heat and Thermodynamics
  • 3
  • Mechanics
  • 10
  • Electrodynamics
  • 10
  • Optics
  • 3
  • SHM & Waves
  • 1
  • Modern Physics
  • 3

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Chemistry 30
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 11
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 10
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 9

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Mathematics 30
  •  Binomial Theorem
  • 2
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 4
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 2
  • Differential Calculus
  • 6
  • Integral Calculus
  • 4
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 2
  • Sequence and Series
  • 1
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 3
  •  Statistics
  • 1

    8th April 2019 - Session 2:

    According to the reviews the Physics and Chemistry part were equally difficult and the easiest was Mathematics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 15 15
    Chemistry 11 19
    Mathematics 14 16
    Total 40 50

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Physics 30
    Heat and Thermodynamics 2
  • Mechanics
  • 12
  • Electrodynamics
  • 10
  • Optics
  • 2
  • SHM & Waves
  • 1
  • Modern Physics
  • 3

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Chemistry 30
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 11
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 9
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 10

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Mathematics 30
  •  Binomial Theorem
  • 1
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 5
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 2
  • Differential Calculus
  • 5
  • Integral Calculus
  • 4
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 1
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 3
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 2

    9th April 2019 - Session 1:

    According to the reviews Chemistry was most difficult followed by Mathematics and the easiest of them all was Physics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 15 15
    Chemistry 10 20
    Mathematics 12 18
    Total 37 53

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Physics 30
    Heat and Thermodynamics 3
  • Mechanics
  • 9
  • Electrodynamics
  • 8
  • Optics
  • 2
  • SHM & Waves
  • 3
  • Modern Physics
  • 5

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Chemistry 30
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 10
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 10
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 10

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Mathematics 30
  •  Binomial Theorem
  • 1
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 4
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 2
  • Differential Calculus
  • 7
  • Integral Calculus
  • 4
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 1
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 3
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 1

    9th April 2019 – Session 2:

    According to the reviews Chemistry was most difficult followed by Mathematics and the easiest of them all was Physics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 14 16
    Chemistry 9 21
    Mathematics 15 15
    Total 38 52

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Physics 30
    Heat and Thermodynamics 3
  • Mechanics
  • 9
  • Electrodynamics
  • 9
  • Optics
  • 3
  • SHM & Waves
  • 2
  • Modern Physics
  • 4

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Chemistry 30
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 9
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 10
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 11

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Mathematics 30
  •  Binomial Theorem
  • 1
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 5
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 2
  • Differential Calculus
  • 4
  • Integral Calculus
  • 5
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 2
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 4
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 1

    10th April 2019 – Session 1:

    According to the reviews Chemistry was most difficult followed by Mathematics and the easiest of them all was Physics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 9 21
    Chemistry 13 17
    Mathematics 14 16
    Total 36 54

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Physics 30
    Heat and Thermodynamics 3
  • Mechanics
  • 7
  • Electrodynamics
  • 12
  • Optics
  • 2
  • SHM & Waves
  • 2
  • Modern Physics
  • 4

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Chemistry 30
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 10
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 9
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 11

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Mathematics 30
  •  Binomial Theorem
  • 1
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 5
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 2
  • Differential Calculus
  • 5
  • Integral Calculus
  • 4
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 2
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 3
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 1

    10th April 2019 - Session 2:

    According to the reviews Chemistry was most difficult followed by Mathematics and the easiest of them all was Physics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 14 16
    Chemistry 12 18
    Mathematics 14 16
    Total 40 50

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Physics 30
    Heat and Thermodynamics 3
  • Mechanics
  • 11
  • Electrodynamics
  • 7
  • Optics
  • 2
  • SHM & Waves
  • 2
  • Modern Physics
  • 5

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Chemistry 30
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 10
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 10
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 11

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Mathematics 30
  •  Binomial Theorem
  • 1
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 5
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 1
  • Differential Calculus
  • 4
  • Integral Calculus
  • 4
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 3
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 4
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 1
  • Fundamental of Mathematics
  • 1

    12th April 2019 – Session 1:

    According to the reviews Chemistry was most difficult followed by Mathematics and the easiest of them all was Physics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 9 15
    Chemistry 15 14
    Mathematics 12 16
    Total 36 45

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Physics 24
    Heat and Thermodynamics 2
  • Mechanics
  • 6
  • Electrodynamics
  • 6
  • Optics
  • 3
  • SHM & Waves
  • 2
  • Modern Physics
  • 5

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Chemistry 29
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 11
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 10
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 8

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Mathematics 28
  •  Binomial Theorem
  • 1
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 4
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 1
  • Differential Calculus
  • 4
  • Integral Calculus
  • 5
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 1
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 2
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 2
  • Fundamental of Mathematics
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 1

    12th April 2019 - Session 2:

    According to the reviews Mathematics was most difficult followed by Chemistry and the easiest of them all was Physics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 13 12
    Chemistry 14 16
    Mathematics 15 13
    Total 42 41

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Physics 30
    Heat and Thermodynamics 2
  • Mechanics
  • 8
  • Electrodynamics
  • 5
  • Optics
  • 2
  • SHM & Waves
  • 3
  • Modern Physics
  • 5

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Chemistry 30
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 13
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 9
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 8

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Mathematics 30
  •  Binomial Theorem
  • 2
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 5
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 1
  • Differential Calculus
  • 5
  • Integral Calculus
  • 4
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 1
  • Trigonometry
  • 3
  • Vector and 3D
  • 1
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 2
  • Fundamental of Mathematics
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 1