JEE 2020: IMPORTANT DATES [OFFICIAL], APPLICATION, ELIGIBILITY, SYLLABUS, EXAM PATTERN & PREDICTION, RESULT & PREPARATION TIPS FOR JEE 2020
JEE Main 2020 Registration for April session is open now. Engineering and Architecture Class 12 students with 75% marks can apply online at nta.ac.in OR jeemain.nic.in before October 10. As per NTA, the January session of JEE Main 2020 will be conducted in eight sittings from 6th January – 11th January. The admit cards will be uploaded on the website as per schedule.
- The latest update for JEE 2020 is that National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the exam twice a year – one in January and one in April. Earlier CBSE used to conduct the exam once a year.
- There has been a reduction in the application fee for JEE Main 2020 for candidates belonging to different categories.
- There is no Age Limit now to appear for the exam. Candidates who have passed their 12th class in 2017, 2018 or are appearing in 2020 can apply irrespective of their age.
- 1.5 lakh common service centres have been mentioned where students can fill the application, pay fees, upload documents, download admit card and all such activities at a nominal fee.
- Paper I will be conducted in 2 shifts a day whereas Paper II will be conducted in 1 shift.
- From 2020, the exam will be computer-based. However, the drawing section of Paper 2 will be conducted as a pen and paper-based test.
- The number of Practice centres that have been set up across the country where students can go to prepare are 2697. Students can register for the second batch from September 10 to September 14.
- Mock tests/ Sample Papers are now available for candidates to download and practice at home or at the centres set up for this purpose.
- As the exam is conducted twice a year, candidates can appear in one or both the exams. The better of the scores will be considered for admissions.
- There will be no change in exam pattern, syllabus, fees or language of the exam.
- The exam will be held on multiple sessions across days with 2 lakh candidates per session. The total slots will be 8 for both the January and April exams.
- Number of test cities have been increased to 264 and those abroad have been reduced to 9 (Dhaka is no longer an option).
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) is an all India common engineering entrance examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), formerly conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to undergraduate programmes BE, B.Tech, B.Arch at NITs, IIITs, other centrally funded technical institutions, institutions funded by several participating State Governments, and several other institutions. JEE Main will be conducted twice a year - January and April and candidates can appear in either of the two or both.
THE SUBJECTS INCLUDED IN JEE MAINS ARE
Physics Class 11 - Notes, Questions, Videos & MCQs
Includes 114 docs, 146 videos & 126 tests.
Physics Class 12 - Notes, Questions, Videos & MCQs
Includes 212 docs, 224 videos & 102 tests.
Mathematics Course Class 12- Notes, Questions, Videos & MCQs
Includes 147 docs, 209 videos & 132 tests.
Mathematics Course Class 11- Notes, Questions, Videos & MCQs
Includes 110 docs, 168 videos & 185 tests.
Chemistry Class 11- Notes, Questions, Videos & MCQs
Includes 197 docs, 342 videos & 157 tests.
Chemistry Class 12- Notes, Questions, Videos & MCQs
Includes 194 docs, 286 videos & 174 tests.
GENERAL DETAILS REGARDING JEE PAPER 1 AND PAPER 2:
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR JEE 2020
Age limit: There is no age limit for taking JEE Main 2020. However, they should confirm the age limit requirements of the Institutes in which he/she is willing to find admission.
Minimum qualifying marks (for admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFTIs):
- 75% marks in aggregate,
- 65% marks in aggregate for Reserved Categories.
Year of passing class 12:
- Passing after 2017 or appearing in 2020.
- Total number of attempts allowed: 3
Important Points for JEE 2020:
- Only candidates, who have 40% or more disability, will be provided Scribe/Reader on the request of the candidate.
- Those who are applying for B.E./B.Tech must have Physics and Mathematics along with one of these subjects Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology.
- The candidates who have applied for B.Arch./B.Planning must have studied Mathematics.
- There is no pass percentage prescribed by NTA to write JEE Main.
- While JEE Advanced can be attempted twice in consecutive years.
JEE MAIN EXAM PATTERN AND MARKING SCHEME 2020
For Paper 1
- Total Duration of Paper I - 3 hours
- The type of Questions in Paper I are: Objective type (multiple choice questions) i.e. each question with choice of four answers, only one being correct choice.
- Marking Scheme: Each correct answer fetches 4 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1 mark).
- No marks are awarded for questions not attempted.
- Total Number of Questions: 90
- The candidate can go back and change any of his/her answers among the 90 questions.
Number of Questions in each part
FOR YOUR PRACTICE, HERE ARE THE LINKS TO JEE MOCK TEST SERIES AND PREVIOUS YEARS PAPERS:
JEE Main Mock Tests & Previous Year Papers
Includes 167 docs & 100 tests.
For JEE Advanced:
National Level Test Series for JEE Advanced 2020 & Past Year Papers
Includes 2 docs & 36 tests.
For Paper 2:
- Total Duration of Paper II: 3 hours
- The type of Questions in Paper II are: Mathematics and Aptitude Test will be of objective type (multiple choice questions) i.e. each question with choice of four answers, only one being correct choice.
- Marking Scheme: For MCQs, each correct answer fetches 4 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1 mark).
- Drawing Test will be Pen and Paper based test of 70 marks having questions to test drawing aptitude.
- No marks are awarded for questions not attempted. There will be 82 questions in all.
Number of questions in each part
Minimum qualifying marks for clearing JEE Main 2020
JEE MAINS PREPARATION TIPS
All the JEE Mains aspirants need to a prior planning for the preparation and should follow certain tips and tricks that will help them to achieve the best possible results. The students must be aware of all the current trends and must analyse the JEE previous year papers to know everything about what they need to study and how to accomplish it.
JEE Main 2018 Statistics
JEE Main Cut off Trends (2013-2017)
JEE Main 2018 Seat Matrix
Schedule of Examination
JEE MAINS APPLICATION PROCESS
The JEE Main application form is online. The steps to fill the JEE Main application form are as follows:
Step 1 – Registration: The following details need to be entered by the candidate to register - Nationality, State of Eligibility, Identification Type, Identification Number, Candidate’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender and Security Pin. After successfully registering they can proceed to fill the application form.
Step 2 – Filling of Academic & Personal Information: Apart from the personal and other details, candidates also must choose the JEE Main Paper they wish to appear for, their preferences of four exam cities while filling the form. Also, candidates have to select their password for future logins.
Step 3 – Uploading of Scanned Documents: Candidates must upload the documents as per the specifications given below:
Documents & Specifications for JEE Main 2020 Application Form
JEE MAIN ADMIT CARD
For January Session: December 6, 2019 || For April Session: March 16, 2020:
- The admit card will be available online at nta.ac.in.
- To download JEE Main Admit Card, enter Application Number and Password.
- The exam is expected to be conducted in 258 cities across India and 10 international cities.
- JEE Main exam center has to be chosen at the time of registration.
Steps to download JEE Main 2020 Admit Card:
- Enter JEE Main Application Number, date of birth and security pin in the admit card window
- Click on “Submit” button.
- Check the admit card on your computer screen.
- Ensure all the details are correct before taking a print out.
JEE Main Exam Centers:
- The examination will be conducted in major cities and towns across India as well as abroad.
- Candidates must select one city while registering for the exam.
- In case the candidate opts for Paper 1 in the city where JEE Main 2020 is conducted but also wants to appear in Paper 2, select four other centre cities.
- However, if the number of candidates for online mode is less than 50 in a city on a particular date than all such candidates will be allotted last day of the online mode exam in the same city.
JEE MAIN MOCK TEST 2020
NTA has started registrations for the second batch of Test Practise Centres from September 10. Candidates can register till September 14 for the same. Registration for the first batch of practice centre were opened from September 1 to September 7 . This registration will help candidates appear in JEE Main 2020 mock test. Candidates can also download the mock test which are now available and practise at home offline.
Using the released mock test, the candidates will be able to prepare well for the upcoming examination. The mock tests are available in the three languages- English, Hindi, Gujarati. Since the mock test will have the same structure as the JEE Main 2020 examination, the candidates will be familiar with the pattern and analyze their preparation. Time management can also be practiced using the mock test.
REGISTRATION STEPS FOR PRACTICE CENTRE
Candidates can follow the steps given below to register for JEE Main 2020 practice centre:
Step 1: Fill the Personal Details: Since you are logging in from your Google or Facebook account, your name will visible on the screen, by default. Enter date of birth, age, Father's name and gender. Upload both passport size photo and a photo ID proof.
Step 2: Give your Contact Details: Provide the email address, mobile number, residential address, city and pin code. Select state and district from the dropdown list.
Step 3: Mention Academic Details: Here, enter the school or institute last attended or attending. Enter Enrollment Number too.
Step 4: Exam Details: Select the exam interested in from the dropdown menu and mention the number of attempts taken for that particular exam. After completing these steps, click on the submit button.
TIMINGS FOR THE JEE MAIN 2020 PRACTICE CENTRES
JEE Main 2020 Answer Key
After the entrance examination concludes, NTA will be releasing the answer key of JEE Main 2020. The answer key will consist of all the correct answers to the questions asked in the examination. Using the JEE Main answer key 2020, the candidates will be able to know their probable scores before the results are announced. The released answer key will also be open for challenge and the candidates will have to submit proof and pay certain fee to do the same.
The link to the answer key will be made available.
- JEE Main application number and password has to be submitted to access the answer key.
- After submission of the required credentials, the answer key will be displayed on the screen, which the candidates will have to download and save.
- Comparison between the candidates’ response and the correct answers has to be done to calculate the probable scores.
JEE Main Result 2020:
The result of JEE Main 2020 January session will be declared in online mode on January 31. The scores secured in the examination by the candidates along with the rank will be present in the result. The JEE Main 2020 result for the exam held in April will be announced on April 30.
Score/Result for JEE Mains 2020:
- The score and rank of JEE (Main) January 2020 exam for all candidates will be declared on January 31, 2020 while results of JEE (Main) April 2020 exam will be declared on April 30, 2020.
- This score shall comprise of the NTA score calculated after normalising the actual marks obtained in JEE (Main) along with the status of whether the candidate has qualified for appearing in JEE (Advanced).
- No score/rank card will be dispatched to the candidates and the candidates are advised to download their score/rank cards from the JEE (Main) website.
Admission to NITS, IIITS AND CFTIS:
- Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards.
- For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
- You can read more about Performance Criteria in Class XII for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs here.
- The JEE (Main) 2020 Counselling will be done online by JoSAA and CSAB in different rounds. To appear in the counselling, candidates will have to register themselves and fill their preferences of colleges and courses. On the basis of filled choices, rank, category and seats availability, seat allocation will be done.
JEE Main 2020 Counselling:
The process for JEE Main counselling will commence separately for each session. The seat allotment procedure will be based on All India Ranks and will start after the declaration of results. The verification of documents for admission will be done at the time of seat allotment process. In 2019, the counselling and seat allotment was held in 7 rounds.
There are 3 counselling processes for JEE Main 15% All India Quota seats viz:
- JoSAA Counselling (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) manages combined counselling and seat allotment procedure for all the IITs, IIITs, NITs and other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).
- CSAB NEUT is conducted for seats reserved in AICTE approved Institutes in India that are not covered under CSAB for the North Eastern States & Union Territories (NEUT).
- CSAB SFTI is conducted for admission in Self-Funded Technical Institutes.
HIGHLIGHTS - JEE MAIN COUNSELLING
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