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The candidates who have passed 12th examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in the year 2017 or 2018 or are appearing for their class 12th examination in 2020 are eligible to take the JEE Mains examination 2020, Candidates who had passed their 12th examination in 2016 and before or who will be appearing for the 12th examination in 2020 are not eligible for JEE main 2020. Also, the candidates who did not pass their 12th examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 but passed in 2017 are not eligible to take JEE Mains 2020.

Regarding the age limit, there is no specific age limit for candidates willing to appear for JEE Mains 2020. All the candidates who have passed or are appearing for their class 12th examination can take the JEE Main examination Irrespective of their age.

No, Aadhar Card is not mandatory to appear in JEE Main Exam. You can provide other identification documents such as Driving License, Voter ID, Passport or Ration Card.
However, providing Aadhaar helps in ascertaining identities of the candidates at the examination centres in a convenient and hassle free manner. Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity.

The examination will be only through online mode. The JEE Main 2020 examination is a computer-based test.

In case a candidate has class 12th from one state but appeared for improvement from another state then the state of eligibility for such candidate will be from where he / she has passed class 12th.

For the candidates appearing or passed the 12th from NIOS, they should the state of eligibility according to the state of their study centre.

In case of an Indian nationals passing the equivalent qualifying examination from any school abroad, his / her permanent address in India as given in their passport will determine the state of eligibility of the candidate.

A diploma holder can apply in JEE Main to appear for JEE Advance 2020 but his her rank and score for JEE Main will not be declared as the diploma holders cannot apply for admission in NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main.

The application form for JEE Main is to be submitted online through the official website jeemain.nta.nic.in. All the details regarding JEE Main application procedure are available in the application form page.

As per the new scheme introduced by NTA, all the candidates willing to appear for JEE Mains can now take the paper twice a year.

No, it will be optional for the candidates to appear either once or twice for the examination this year.

In case a candidate has appeared for both the sessions the best of the scores will be considered for the merit list.

There are no changes in the syllabus of JEE Main 2020.

No, calculator or any other electronic devices are not allowed to be carried by the candidates to the examination centre.

The JEE main examination will have two papers paper 1 for BE / B.Tech and paper 2 for B.arch / B.Planning. Paper 1 consist of Physics, Chemistry and mathematics. Paper 2 consist of Maths, Aptitude Test and Drawing Test. Candidates can take papers according to courses they are seeking admission to.

Yes, National Testing Agency will still be responsible for conducting JEE Main. All exam related procedures will be held by the NTA authorities.

NTA has announced that Paper 2 of JEE Main 2020 will be conducted separately for B.Arch and B.Plan. Instead of drawing section, B.Plan examination will have a section with questions on Planning. The application process has also been changed by the authorities and the fee can be paid only in online mode (net banking/credit card/debit card/UPI/PayTM). The application fee has also been changed for all categories. The number of exam centres has also decreased to 233 Indian cities and 9 foreign cities. In the previous year, the total number of Indian exam cities were 264.

Candidates who wish to apply for admission through JEE Main 2020 Paper II (B.Arch) need to have scored 50% marks individually in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% aggregate marks in 10+2th standard (or equivalent) examination. This information has been notified by Council of Architecture to NTA.

The total number of attempts will be six, since the examination is held twice a year and the candidates originally have a maximum of three attempts.

More than 4000 schools and engineering colleges with internet and computer facilities in every region will be facilitating free practice sessions on every Saturday and Sunday for JEE Main 2020 aspirants. Student registration has to be done in online mode.

This will be purely the candidate's choice. Whether he/she wishes to give one attempt or two is entirely up to them. In case they have attempted both the exams, the better of the two scores will be used for the purpose of ranking in the merit list.

JEE Main 2020 mock tests are available in online mode. The tests will also be downloadable by students who can work at their pace if they have a computer system. Students who do not have a computer may register and walk into any of the JEE Main 2020 practice centres that will be announced soon and will be able to practice every Saturday and Sunday.

The official important dates of JEE Main 2020 have been announced by the authorities. Candidates can check the dates listed in the table below for reference.

The candidates will have to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature in the application form of JEE Main 2020.

No, Aadhaar Card number will not be mandatory. The candidates will be able to use any Government identity number such as Passport, voter ID, ration card and more.

There will be no slot booking. Allotment of slots will be done randomly by the NTA authorities.

The admit card of JEE Main 2020 for all registered candidates will be available from December 6, 2019 for the JEE Main 2020 exam to be held in January while for the April exam, it will be available for download from March 16.

The result of JEE Main 2020 for the January exam will be announced on January 31. JEE Main 2020 April exam result will be declared on April 30.

Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will be responsible for the counselling of JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates.

From 2019, 2 IIITs and 5 CFTIs have been added to the list of JEE Main participating institutes. Therefore, JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates will be able to apply for admission into 31 NITs, 25 IIITs and 28 CFTIs.

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