JEE Main 2020

JEE MAIN 2020 - April Session 

JEE Main2020 (April) is the second exam of the JEE Main series for the year 2020. JEE Main 2020 (January) had been conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) in centres across the country and abroad. All the sincere engineering aspirants are waiting eagerly for the April session to commence.

If sources are to be believed, a total of 11.8 lakh students registered for JEE Main 2020 (January), much more than the number of students who had registered in 2019. It has been observed that the number of registrations have increased after a steady decline for five years. This fact has been validated by credible sources.

JEE Main 2020 (April) Important Details

JEE Main is a national level exam conducted twice across the various exam centres in India and abroad. It comprises two papers: Paper I and Paper II. The drawing test apart, all the exams are held on computers. All the notifications are published on the official website: jeemain.nic.in and nta.nic.in

Level of Exam National Level
Number of Sessions January & April (Twice in a year)
Mode of Examination Paper-I: Computer-based test
Paper-II: Mathematics and Aptitude - Computer-based test Planning section (B.Plan) - Computer-based test Drawing test (B.Arch) - Pen-and-Paper based exam
Application Mode Online
Number of Applicants Over 12 Lakh
Number of test centres 264 (India and Abroad)
Official Web Portal jeemain.nic.in and nta.ac.in

JEE Main 2020 (April) Important Dates

JEE Main (2020) will be conducted in the April session on the following dates: April 5, 7, 8, 9, and 11. The JEE Main application form is likely to be published February 7, 2020. It will continue till March 7, 2020. Correction window will be made available in the second week of March 2020. 

The JEE Main 2020 (April) Admit Card will be released on March 16, 2020. The JEE Main Result for April session will be declared online on April 30, 2020 by the NTA. CLEAR EXAM compiles the JEE Main Important Dates.

Events Dates
Issue of application form February 7, 2020
Last date to submit JEE Main April 2020 application form March 7, 2020
Application correction window availability Second week of March 2020
JEE Main April 2020 admit card release date March 16, 2020
JEE Main 2020 April exam April 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11
Availability of answer key and OMR sheet Second week of April 2020
Result of JEE Main April 2020 (Paper 1 & 2) April 30, 2020

JEE Main 2020 (April) Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants of JEE Main must have passed the Class XII or an equivalent exam in 2019 or 2020. Otherwise, they must be appearing in 2020. For BTech, the students should have Physics and Mathematics as their main subjects. The JEE Main eligibility criteria for the different streams is different, and is given in the table below.

Eligibility Criteria Details
Educational Qualification They must have passed Class XII or equivalent exam in 2019 or 2020. Those appearing in the academic year 2020 are also allowed.
Age Limit No age limit for appearing in the JEE Main 2020 examination.The aspirants should meet the age requirements of the Institution in which they want to take admission.
No. of Subjects in Qualifying Exam For BTech: They should have qualified in the qualifying examination or equivalent with at least five subjects in Class XII such as Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational Subject/Other Subjects.

For BArch: They must have passed the qualifying exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

For BPlan: They should have passed the qualifying exam with Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
Admission to courses in IITs, IIITs, NITs & CFTIs through CSAB They should have qualified in the qualifying exam with a minimum of 75 percent marks. For SC/ST, minimum 65 percent marks are needed.

JEE Main 2020 (April) Reservation Criteria

There is a 3 percent horizontal reservation for the differently-abled students falling under Persons with Disability category with a certificate of 40 percent or more. The JEE Main 2020 (April) reservation is done according to the different categories as given below.

Category Reservation Percentage
Persons with Disability (PwD) with 40% or more 3 percent (horizontal)
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.50 percent
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15 percent
Other Backward Classes (OBC), Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) 27 percent

JEE Main 2020 (April) Application Form

The JEE Main 2020 (April) Application form is available online on the official website. The application forms were published on February 2, 2020. The students must register themselves on the website and fill in their academic details accordingly. After submission of the details, the students will be allotted an Application Number, which they have to keep for future reference.

For the Registered Candidates of January 2020

CLEAR EXAM compiles the steps to fill in the JEE Main 2020 (April) application form:

Step I: Login to your Registered account by visiting the official website, using your application number of JEE Main 2020 (January).

Step II: Make your choice of course, medium of language of the question paper and choice of four exam-centre cities.

Step III: Pay the requisite application form fee through online transaction.

Step IV: Print the acknowledgement page.

For the Non-Registered Candidates of January 2020
Steps to fill in the JEE Main 2020 (April) application form:
Step I: Visit the official website of the JEE Main 2020 (April).
Step II: Register yourself with a valid email ID and a mobile number. Submit the details.
Step III:Upload a scanned image of your photograph and signature according to the given specifications: 

Photograph Specifications: 

Dimensions 3.5cm X 4.5cm
Format JPEG
File Size 10kb - 200kb
Preferred Background White
Signature Specifications:
Dimensions 3.5cm X 1.5cm
Format JPEG
File Size 4KB – 30KB
Preferred Background White
Style Running Hand

JEE Main 2020 (April) Application Form Fee

The JEE Main application form fee is different for different categories of students. Check the form fee given in tabular form for the students who live within India and abroad. 

For candidates who opted for Exam centres outside India: 

Paper (s) appearing General/OBC (Rs) SC/ST/PWD (Rs)
JEE Main Paper I or Paper II Girls: Rs 1,000
Boys: Rs 2,000
Girls: Rs 1,000
Boys: Rs 1,000
Both JEE Main Paper I and Paper II Girls: Rs 1,500
Boys: Rs 3,000
Girls: Rs 1,500
Boys: Rs 1,500

For candidates opting for exam centres within India: 

Paper (s) appearing General/OBC (Rs) SC/ST/PWD/Transgender (Rs)
JEE Main Paper I or Paper II Girls: Rs 250
Boys: Rs 500
Girls: Rs 250
Boys: Rs 250
Both JEE Main Paper I and Paper II Girls: Rs 450
Boys: Rs 900
Girls: Rs 450
Boys: Rs 900

JEE Main 2020 (April) Exam Pattern

The JEE Main 2020 (April) is a computer based test of three hours. The exam pattern is different for Paper I and Paper II. Any of English or Hindi or Gujarati can be chosen as a medium. Negative marking is there for the incorrect answers. For more information regarding the JEE Main exam pattern, go through the table given below. 

Particulars Details Details
Paper I Paper II
Mode of exam Computer-based test Mathematics and Aptitude tests will be computer-based, whereas Drawing tests will be held in the pen-and-paper based mode. Planning section for BPlan will be computer based
Duration 3 hours 3 hours
Total number of questions 75 (25 questions in each subject)
  • BArch - 77 (25 questions in Mathematics, 50 questions in Aptitude and 2 in Drawing)
  • BPlan - 100 (25 questions in Mathematics, 50 questions in Aptitude and 25 in Planning section)
Subjects Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry
  • BArch - Maths, General Aptitude and Drawing skills
  • BPlan - Maths, General Aptitude and Planning section
Type of Questions
  • 20 MCQs (Multiple choice questions)
  • 5 Numerical Questions with numerical value as answer
  • Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning will be objective type.
  • Mathematics will also have numerical questions
  • Drawing section (BArch) will have questions for testing the drawing and sketching skills
Maximum Marks 300 Marks Total of 400 Marks (Drawing section - 70 marks)
Marking Scheme
  • Four marks will be awarded for every correct answer. 
  • One mark will be deducted for each incorrect response in MCQs.
  •  No marks will be awarded for unattempted questions.
  • Four marks will be awarded for every correct answer. 
  • One mark will be deducted for the incorrect response in MCQs.
  •  No marks will be awarded for unattempted questions.
Medium of paper English, Hindi or Gujarati (Candidates from Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu and can choose Gujarati language) English, Hindi or Gujarati (Candidates from Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu and can choose Gujarati language)

JEE Main 2020 (April) Syllabus

The syllabus for BTech comprises of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The students must give equal time to all the three sections, as every section carries equal marksl. The below table comprises of all the different topics comprising for different subjects within the JEE Main exam syllabus

Subject Topics
  • Complex numbers and quadratic equations
  • Matrices and determinants
  • Sets, relations and functions
  • Mathematical induction
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Limit, continuity and differentiability
  • Integral calculus
  • Three-dimensional geometry
  • Differential equations
  • Binomial theorem and its simple applications
  • Sequences and series
  • Vector algebra
  • Statistics and probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate geometry
Physics Section A
  • Physics and measurement
  • Rotational motion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinematics
  • Work, energy and power
  • Properties of solids and liquids
  • Gravitation
  • Laws of motion
  • Oscillations and waves
  • Electronic devices
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Current electricity
  • Communication systems
  • Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
  • Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
  • Optics
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Atoms and nuclei
  • Electrostatics
  • Dual nature of matter and radiation
Section B
  • Experimental Skills
Chemistry Physical Chemistry
  • Some basic concepts in chemistry
  • States of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Chemical bonding and molecular structure
  • Chemical thermodynamics
  • Solutions
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox reactions and electrochemistry
  • Chemical kinetics
  • Surface chemistry
Organic Chemistry
  • Purification and characterisation of organic compounds
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Chemistry in everyday life
  • Principles related to practical chemistry
  • Organic compounds containing halogens
  • Organic compounds containing oxygen
  • Organic compounds containing nitrogen
  • Polymers
  • Some basic principles of organic chemistry
  • Biomolecules
Inorganic Chemistry
  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  • Hydrogen
  • Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)
  • p- Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements
  • d- and f - Block elements
  • Coordination compounds
Environmental chemistry
  • General principles and processes of isolation of metals

JEE Main 2020 (April) Admit Card

The JEE Main 2020 (April) Admit card is mandatory for entry into the exam centre. Absence of which, along with an Identity proof, may cost the aspirant a year. The JEE Main Admit card comprises of the following details:

Candidate’s name, Roll number, Application number, Father’s name, Course name, Date of birth, Category, Gender, State of eligibility, Photograph, PwD status, Exam centre, Date & Time, JEE Main Papers opted for.

Steps to access the JEE Main 2020 (April) Admit Card: 

Step I: Visit the official website.
Step II: Click on the Admit Card Link given on the web page.
Step III: Enter your Application Number and Date of Birth
Step IV: Submit the details
Step V: The Admit card will be displayed on screen. Take a Printout and keep it for future reference. 

JEE Main 2020 (April) Answer Key

The JEE Main 2020 (April) Answer key is prepared by the exam conducting authorities. On the basis of it, the final result is prepared. The students, however, will get a chance to challenge the answers of the JEE Main Answer Key within a stipulated time frame. Many coaching centers also publish their answer key immediately after the exam ends. CLEAR EXAM’s advice to all the students is that they wait for the disclosure of the official answer key.

Events Dates
JEE Main 2020 Examination April 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11
Publishing of Official Answer Key Second week of April 2020 (Tentative)
Last date to submit challenges against the answer key Third week of April 2020 (Tentative)
Release of Final answer key Last week of April 2020 (Tentative)
Announcement of JEE Main 2020 Result Last week of April 2020 or first week of May 2020 (Tentative)

Steps to access the JEE Main 2020 (April) Answer Key:

Step I: Visit the official website: jeemain.nta.nic.in

Step II: Click on the link: Answer Key 

Step III: Enter your Registered JEE Main 2020 (April) Application number and the Date of Birth.

Step IV: Submit the details.

Step V: The Answer key will be displayed online.

Step VI: Take its printout for reference

Steps to challenge the JEE Main 2020 (April) Answer Key:

Step I: Visit the official website.

Step II: Click on the link: Challenge(s) regarding Answer Key

Step III: Enter your Registered JEE Main 2020 (April) Application number and your Date of Birth or Password.

Step IV:The ID of the Questions along with the ID of their respective correct options will appear on the screen for both Paper- I and Paper- II.

Step V: Click on the checkbox of the questions you want to challenge.

Step VI: Click on: Save your Claim Finally. The ID(s) of the options which were challenged will appear on the display.

Step VII: Upload the necessary documents, which support your claim, in the .pdf format by clicking on the “Choose File” button on screen.

Step VIII: Pay Rs 1,000 for every question you have challenged through online transaction. 

The fee of processing will be refunded to the candidate if their claim regarding the challenged question, is proved to be valid.

JEE Main 2020 (April) Result

The JEE Main result will be declared online by April 30, 2020. The results will determine as to how many students qualified for being granted admissions amongst the most coveted engineering colleges of India. 

Steps to access the JEE Main 2020 (April) Result:

Step I: Visit the official website.
Step II: Login to your Registered account by entering the JEE Main 2020 (April) Roll Number and Date of Birth or Password.

Step III: Submit the details.

Step IV: Your JEE Main 2020 (April) Result will appear on screen.

Step V: Take a Printout of it for future reference. 

JEE Main 2020 (April) Cut Off

The JEE Main cut off, the minimum marks required for a candidate to be qualified in the exam,is different for different categories of students. CLEAR EXAM brings to you the previous years’ cut offs of the JEE Main Exam for different categories of students. 

Category/Year 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
General 89.754849 74 81 100 105
OBC-NCL 74.3166557 45 49 70 70
SC 54.0128155 29 32 52 50
ST 44.3345172 24 27 48 44
Gen-EWS 78.2174869 NA NA NA NA

JEE Main 2020 (April) Merit List

The JEE Main Merit list is prepared by the exam conducting authorities immediately after the result has been promulgated. The merit list comprises of the names, roll numbers of all the candidates who have scored the highest in the JEE Main 2020.

The scores of the January session as well as the April session will be merged for compilation of results and preparation of overall JEE Main April 2020 cutoff or rank list. For those appearing in January as well as in April, the best two scores will be considered. The rank list will be published by April 30, 2020.

Events Dates
JEE Main 2020 April exam April 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11
Release of Answer Key and OMR Sheets Third week of April, 2020
Declaration of Result & Final Rank List By April 30, 2020

JEE Main 2020 (April) Counselling

JEE Main Counselling is conducted after the merit list and the results are declared by the authorities. The counselling fee is to be paid online. The below steps will give you a holistic view of the counselling process of JEE Main 2020. The JEE Main seat allotment takes place after taking various factors including total number of successful aspirants, total number of seats available into consideration. After this, JEE Main Admission will take place.

Steps to follow for the JEE Main 2020 (April) Counselling:

Step I: Register yourself online.
Step II: Fill in the Choice of Institutions and Lock them.
Step III: The candidates will be allotted the seats according to their rank.
Step IV: Pay the Fee.
Step V: Get the documents verified.
Step VI: Report at your allotted institute with the required documents. 

JEE Main 2020 (April) Participating Institutes

The given table provides the list of participating institutes in the JEE Main 2020 (April) session. 
Name of Institute Total Number of Institutes
National Institute of Technology (NITs) 31
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) 23
Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other GFTIs) 20
Total Seats 74

How to prepare for JEE Main 2020 (April)

It is very essential that the students strategize their study pattern keeping the trending topics in mind. The students must keep the previous year question papers with them while preparing for the JEE Main (2020). This is because the students will then get the knack of all the topics which are very important from the exam point of view. The students must also solve plenty of Mock tests. Time management in the exam hall can be learnt from only by enrolling in a test series which are a simulation of the JEE Main 2020.

The test series by CLEAREXAM are one of the best in town and have been prepared by the academicians from coveted institutes of the country. 

Comparative Analysis:

A rise in the number of female candidates has been observed by credible analysts. If sources are to be believed, there has been an increase in the number of female candidates by 15,247 during JEE Main 2020 (January) as compared to the JEE Main 2019.

For the first time, the NTA had opened registrations under the Economically Weaker Section for in JEE Main 2020 (January). A total of 81,413 candidates had registered for the January session, 2020 of JEE Main under the EWS category. 

The Way Ahead

The students must keep their health in check and not be perturbed by the stiff competition. It is very essential that they follow a strict study regime and have faith in themselves throughout the preparation period.

Remember, JEE is not the end of the world. It's just a stepping stone towards your goal of becoming an engineer. The real purpose is to gain knowledge and become competent enough to tackle any stressful situation rather than succumbing to it. 

So CLEAREXAM’s words of wisdom to all the aspirants is: “Give your best and leave the rest”.

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