The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization under Society Registration Act 1860 for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions.

The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) to the NTA from 2019 onwards.

Admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI), Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). The (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programs offered by the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs).

JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates

January Session:

Events Dates 2020
Notification release August 2019
Release of Application Form 3rd September 2019
Image correction started 13th September 2019
Last date to submit the application form 10th October 2019 (Extended)
Last date of fee submission & image uploading 11th October 2019
Application correction window 14th – 20th October 2019
Availability of Admit card 6th December 2019 (Released)
JEE Main 2020 Exam 6th – 9th January 2020
Declaration of Results 31st January 2020

April Session:

Events Dates 2020
Release of Online Application 7th February 2020
Image correction window opens In the month of February 2020
Availability of mock test In the month of February 2020
Last date to submit application 7th March 2020
Last date of fee submission & image uploading 2nd week of March 2020
Downloading of Admit card 16th March 2020
JEE Mains 2020 Exam 3rd – 9th April 2020
Announcement of Result 30th April 2020


JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Particulars Details
Qualifying exam for JEE Main Class XII Board exam/Intermediate examination or equivalent examination as listed by NTA
Age Limit There is no age limit for the candidates
Qualifying Year of 10+2 level exam Candidates passed QE in the year 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 and will be appearing in 2020 are eligible for JEE Main 2020. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2016 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2020 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2020
Subjects Candidates should have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in their 10+2 qualifying examination
Number of Attempts Candidates can appear for JEE Main for 3 consecutive years irrespective of session attempts, as two attempts in a year will be considered as one


Documents required for JEE Main 2020:

Identity Card Photograph and Signature Educational Documents
Any Identity Proof including Voter ID, Drivers Licence, PAN Card, Aadhaar Card (not mandatory) Scanned copies Photograph and Signature

Both documents should be min 10 KB size and max 100 KB size

Ideal dimensions should be 3.5cmX4.5cm

JPEG/JPG format only


JEE Main 2020 Pattern for BE/BTech and BArch

Particulars BE/BTech (Paper 1) BArch (Paper 2)  
Exam mode Online (Computer based) Online (Mathematics and Aptitude) and offline (Drawing test)  
Number of sections and subjects 3 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) 3 (Drawing, Mathematics and Aptitude)  
Duration of exam 3 hours (180 minutes)

60 minutes per section

3 hours (180 minutes)

60 minutes per section

Number of questions 75 (20 + 5 questions per section) 77 questions

Mathematics: 25
Aptitude: 50
Drawing: 2

Type of questions MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option
Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & Questions for which answer is a numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry
Mathematics and Aptitude: Objective type questions

Drawing: Questions to test the candidate’s drawing and sketching skills

Total Marks 300 marks 400 marks (Drawing section will be of total 100 marks, marking of every question will be given along with it)  
Language of paper English, Hindi and Gujarati (Aspirant’s from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well


For JEE Mains 2020 Paper I (B.E/ B.Tech):


Physics and measurement, Rotational motion, Thermodynamics, Laws of motion, Oscillations and waves, Electronic devices, Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents, Current electricity, Optics, Electrostatics, Work, energy and power, Kinematics, Gravitation, Kinetic theory of gases, Properties of solids and liquids, etc.


Sets, relations and functions, Matrices and determinants, Sequences and series, Mathematical induction, Binomial theorem and its simple applications, Integral calculus, Statistics and probability, Complex numbers and quadratic equations, Vector algebra, Trigonometry, Permutations and combinations, Mathematical reasoning, etc.


Physical Chemistry: Some basic concepts in chemistry, Atomic structure, Equilibrium, Chemical thermodynamics, Chemical bonding and molecular structure, Chemical kinetics, States of matter, etc.

Organic Chemistry: Purification and characterization of organic compounds, Organic compounds containing halogens, Chemistry in everyday life, Some basic principles of organic chemistry, Organic compounds containing nitrogen, etc.

Inorganic Chemistry: Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, D – and f – block elements, Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals), Hydrogen, Environmental chemistry, Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements, etc.

For JEE Mains 2020 Paper II (B.Arch/ B.Plan):

Part I: Awareness of persons, places, Visualising three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings, Buildings, Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal),Materials, Visualising, etc.

Part II: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, colour texture, building forms and elements, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, harmony and contrast, Creating two dimensional and three dimensional compositions using given shapes and forms, subtraction, rotation, etc.

Reservation of Seats

As per Government of India, the following categories will be considered in JEE Main for sear reservation:

Category Reservation (in %)
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5
Persons with Disability (PwD) 3