JEE MAIN 2020 dates announced

JEE MAIN 2020 dates have been released by the National Testing Agency for both January and April sessions of JEE MAIN 2020. The examination would be conducted in online mode for admission into undergraduate programs offered by NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. The official schedule has been announced by NTA and the application process for JEE MAIN 2020 January session will start from September 2, 2019.

The candidates who are eligible can apply for the exam. The registered candidates can download the admit card of JEE MAIN from December 6, 2019. The result of the first session of JEE MAIN 2020 to be conducted in January would be announced on 31st January 2019. The exam would be conducted again in April for which the registration process would begin from February 7, 2020. The exam would be conducted from 3 April to 9 April 2019.

It is expected that a total number of 12 lakh students might apply for JEE MAIN 2020. This time there are 264 centers in India and 9 centers abroad where students have to appear for the examination. Below is given the eligibility criteria of JEE MAIN:


Eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020 can be written as prescribed by the authorities

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.

Pattern of JEE MAIN

JEE MAIN is conducted twice a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA). JEE MAIN comprises of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 out of which the candidate can opt to choose either one or both. The candidates who wish to pursue B.E. / B.Tech must appear for the Paper 1 while the candidates wishing to pursue Architecture should opt for Paper 2. The paper 1 is completely a computer based test while paper 2 is partly online.

The Paper 1 of JEE MAIN comprises of three sections: Physics, Chemistry and Math. Each section consists of 30 questions and 120 marks.


  • Each question carries 4 marks.
  • All questions are only one correct answer type.
  • Marking a wrong answer would result into -1 while leaving a question blank would give 0.
  • Marking more than 1 option would be considered a wrong attempt.
  • The duration of exam is 3 hours. (4 hours for Person with Disability of more than 40%)
  • The question paper would be available in English, Hindi and Gujarati.

The Paper 2 of JEE MAIN comprises of three sections: Aptitude, Drawing and Mathematics. There are a total of 82 questions in the examination and is conducted in online mode for Math, Aptitude and offline mode for Drawing. The duration of the question paper is 3 hours. The students who wish to do undergraduate studies in Architecture may opt for the paper 2 of JEE MAINS