JEE Main 2020 - Information Bulletin, New Exam pattern, Exam Schedule

Last Updated : September 3, 2019.

The National Testing Agency will conduct the JEE Main 2020 exam twice a year (January and April) in computer-based mode. Students will have the choice to give one or both exams. If attempted twice, the best score among the two will be taken into account while giving admission.

Online Crash Course for JEE Main January 2020 [New Pattern] : Course Details and Admission Process

JEE Main January 2020 Information Bulletin (Brochure)

Update : JEE Main Information Bulletin for January 2020 is available now. Download PDF [For details of examination, important dates, eligibility criteria to appear, online application process, list of exam centres, State code of eligibility, age relaxation, eligibility for admission, reservation policies, etc.].

JEE Main - January 2020 exam will be conducted between 06.01.2020 (Monday) to 11.01.2020 (Saturday). Exact date, shift and city of examination will be made available on 06.12.2019.

JEE Main 2020 Big Change : As per the advice of subject experts, the exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 is changed.

JEE Main 2020 New Exam pattern (Changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern)

Given below is the new exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 (Paper-1 for BE/ BTech).

  • The exam will have 3 sections: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • There will be a total of 75 questions in JEE Main Paper-1. Each section will have 25 questions. 20 questions will be Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and 5 questions will have answer to be filled as numerical value.
  • For MCQs : Every correct answer gives you 4 marks while one 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • Questions for which answer is a Numerical value : Every correct answer gives you 4 marks while one 0 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • Each section is of 100 marks. Total marks is 300.
  • The duration of the exam will be 3 hours.
  • The exam will be conducted in two shifts. First Shift : 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Second Shift : 02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.

Related page : IIT-JEE Exam Pattern

The NTA will use different sets of question papers on the different shifts on different dates of examination.

JEE Main 2020 Registration - For January Exam

The online registration for JEE Main 2020 will start from 3rd September 2019 for January exam. The aspiring candidates have to apply online through JEE Main NTA website. The last date of JEE Main registration is 30th September, 2019.

Update : Online Registration for JEE Main January 2020 Begins. Apply Now

Related Page : JEE Main 2020 Application Form FAQs

JEE Main 2020 January Exam Schedule [New]

Here is the examination schedule for JEE Main 2020 Phase-I (January) exam.

JEE Main 2020 January Exam Schedule Final Dates
Registration Dates (Online submission of application form) 3rd to 30th September, 2019
Downloading of Admit Cards 6th December, 2019
Dates of Examinations 6th to 11th January, 2020
Declaration of Results 31st January, 2020

JEE Main 2020 Application Form Correction in particulars

Candidates can correct their details in JEE Main 2020 application form from 11.10.2019 to 17.10.2019 (upto 11.50 p.m.). Candidates can correct all data (particulars) except examination centre, question paper language, photograph and signature.

JEE Main 2020 Allotment of Centre, Date and Shift

The allotment of Centre, Date and Shift for JEE Main January and April 2020 will be done after the closure of the Application Date through computer software as per the decision of the National Testing Agency (NTA).

JEE Main 2020 Normalization Process for Compilation of NTA Scores

NTA will be conducting examinations on multiple dates, generally in two sessions per day. The candidates will be given different sets of questions per session and it is quite possible that in spite of all efforts of maintaining equivalence among various question papers, the difficulty level of these question papers administered in different sessions may not be exactly the same. Some of the candidates may end up attempting a relatively tougher set of questions when compared to other sets. The candidates who attempt the comparatively tougher examination are likely to get lower marks as compared to those who attempt the easier one. In order to overcome such a situation, “Normalization procedure based on Percentile Score” will be used for ensuring that candidates are neither benefited nor disadvantaged due to the difficulty level of the examination.

See more : How Percentile Scores will be Calculated

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

1) Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018, 2019 or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2020 are eligible to appear in JEE(Main)-2020. Candidates who had passed Class XII/qualifying examination in 2017 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE(Main)-2020. Candidate who appeared in Class XII/ equivalent qualifying examination in 2017, did not pass in 2017, but passed in 2018 are not eligible to appear in JEE(Main)-2020.

2) Age Limit
For appearing in the JEE (Main)-2020 examination there is no age limit for the candidates. The candidates who have passed XII examination in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE (Main)- examination 2020. The candidates should satisfy themselves about the eligibility of age limit requirements of the Institutes in which he/she is desirous of taking admission.

JEE Main 2020 April Exam Schedule

Here is the examination schedule for JEE Main 2020 Phase-II (April) exam.

JEE Main 2020 in April Exam Schedule Final Dates
Registration Dates (Online submission of application form) 7th February to 7th March, 2020
Downloading of Admit Cards 16th March, 2020
Dates of Examinations 3rd to 9th April, 2020
Declaration of Results 30th April, 2020

JEE Main 2020 Exam centres

JEE (Main) - 2020 will be conducted in major cities and towns of India as well as abroad. While applying, candidates must select four centre cities for Computer based examination. The list of exam centres are given in information bulletin of JEE Main.

Category wise Cut-off of NTA JEE Main Score for JEE Advanced 2019

Common Rank List (CRL) : 89.7548849
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) : 78.2174869 [How to Get EWS (Economically Weaker Section) Certificate for JEE?]
Other Backward Class(OBC-NCL) : 74.3166557
Scheduled Caste(SC) : 54.0128155
Scheduled Tribe(ST) : 44.3345172
People with Disability(PwD) : 0.1137173

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