National Testing Agency (NTA) which is the exam conducting body for JEE MAIN has released JEE MAIN 2020 application form for the January session exam on 3rd September, 2019. Along with this NTA has made a major change in the exam pattern for JEE MAIN 2020. The number of questions in the new pattern has decreased and addition of new type of questions i.e. numerical type questions has been done. The application fee for JEE MAIN has increased and exam centres have been decreased. The candidates who meet the JEE MAIN eligibility criteria can apply and can sit for the computer based exam for JEE MAIN to be held from January 6 to 11 for January session.

Need to carry Information

Exam Organizing Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Examination Date January Session - January 6 - 11, 2020
April Session - April 3 - 9, 2020
Number of attempts 2 attempts per year
Examination Mode Computer Based Test
Duration of Exam 3 hours
Total Marks 300 (100 for each subject i.e. PCM)
Number of Test Centres in India 233
Number of Test Centres Abroad 9

JEE MAIN Important Dates (2020)

The important dates that are to be noted which are released by NTA are given below in the table:

January Session

Events Dates
Registration for JEE MAIN 2020 September 3 - 30 , 2019
Last Date to Pay Application Fee, Upload Signature and Photograph October 1, 2019
Correction Period of Application Form of JEE Main October 11 to 17, 2019
Declaration of Date and Shift for Examination December 6, 2019
Declaration of Exam City for Paper I and II December 6, 2019
Availability of JEE Main Admit Card December 6, 2019
JEE Main 2020 January 6 - 11, 2020
Announcement of JEE Main January 2020 Result January 31, 2020

JEE Main Mock Test

Test practice centres to access the mock test of JEE Main 2020 are in place by the NTA authorities. Candidates can register for these centres to practice from August 10 to December 29 for the upcoming examination on NTA website. However, the mock test is also available for download. Candidates can attempt the mock test to know the pattern of the examination and analyse their preparation.

Day Timings
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sunday 11 AM to 2 PM
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

The students should also opt for Mock Tests, so that the student can practice for the test according to the new pattern and can plan accordingly on how to attempt the final exam. Career Launcher offers Mock Test series in which we have 35 Mock Tests including Mocks for JEE MAIN, JEE ADVANCED ND BITSAT. The link for the same is JEE Mock Test Series

JEE MAIN Eligibility Criteria

Below given is the eligibility criteria for the JEE MAIN 2020 released by NTA. It is to be noted that the candidates that registering for the JEE MAIN 2020 has to first see the eligibility criteria and if the candidate doesn’t meet the criteria he/she will be disqualified and will not be allowed to attempt the examination.

Age Limit No
Qualifying Exam The student must have passed 10+2 or equivalent in 2018 or 2019. Students appearing in 2020 are also eligible.
Number of Attempts Students are allowed to attempt the JEE MAIN for three consecutive years.
Admission Criteria for IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs  For admissions into IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, the candidates should have secured minimum 75% marks (65% for SC/ST category candidates) or should fall under the top 20 percentile of their respective boards.

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 Exam Pattern

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 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 answer as numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry 100
Physics 100
Chemistry 100
Total Marks 75 questions (60 MCQs and 15 Numerical) 300