About Joint Entrance Examination - Main

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) MAIN will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2020 onwards. This Examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2019. JEE Main is applicable for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through Central Seat Allocation Board 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.
  • Paper-1 JEE Main (B.E./ B.Tech.) : The Paper-1 of JEE Main is conducted in  Computer Based Test (CBT). The test consists of multiple choice questions on mathematics, physics and chemistry.
  • Paper-2 JEE Main (B. Arch/ B.Planning) : The Paper-2 of JEE Main is conducted in both online and offline based. Questions in Paper-2 are based on;
                        Part I  -   Mathematics , which will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT).
                        Part II  -  Aptitude Test , which will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT).
                        Part III -  Drawing Test , which will be conducted in “Pen & Paper Based” (offline)
Paper-1 of JEE Main also serves as an eligibility test for the JEE Advanced, which the student must take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.
Paper-2 of JEE Main is to be attempted by the candidates who are aspiring for admission to either bachelor of architecture or planning only.
Study Level
Under Graduate
Mode of Test
Conducting Authority
National Testing Agency

Test Format

180 Min

Duration of Test


Frequency per year

0 - 360

Score Range

1 Year

Test Score Validity


1. Age Limit
For appearing in the JEE (Main) examination there is no age limit 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.
2. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)
Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 or 2019; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2020 are eligible to appear in both January, 2020 and April, 2020 JEE (Main)-2020 Examination. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2017 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.
3. Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination (QE)
Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main)-2020. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main)-2020 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main)-2020 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.

NTA Score for Paper-1 and Paper-2:
Following shall be applicable for both the attempts.
(a) After the JEE (Main)-2020 examinations, the NTA will display Answer Keys & recorded responses of multiple choice questions of Paper-1 and Paper-2 on the website www.jeemain.nic.in. The date shall be displayed on the NTA’s website. The candidates, who are not satisfied with the recorded response, may challenge by filling online application form and paying processing charges of Rs.1000/- per question. The challenge of answer keys will also be accepted online only through the link available on the website www.jeemain.nic.in by paying processing charges of Rs.1000/- per question. The fee can be paid by credit/debit card. The fee once paid is non-refundable. The NTA’s decision on the challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained. The result will be compiled on the basis of final answer keys. No grievance with regard to answer key(s) after declaration of result of JEE (Main)-2020 will be entertained.
(b) Evaluation of multiple choice questions of Paper-1 and Paper-2 will be carried out using final answer keys and the raw (actual) marks obtained by a candidate will be considered
further for computation of the result of JEE (Main)-2020.
(c) For multi-shift papers, raw marks obtained by the candidates in different shifts/sessions will be converted to NTA Score.
(d) The detailed procedure based on NTA Score being adopted is available on NTA’s website.


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Departments for which this exam is relevant
Engineering & Technology

Application Fee

Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.)
Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning
General/ OBC (Non-creamy layer)* Boys - Rs 500/-
Girls  -Rs 250/-
Boys - Rs 2000/-
Girls - Rs 1000/-
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Boys - Rs 250/-
Girls  -Rs 250/-
Boys - Rs 1000/-
Girls - Rs 1000/-
Both Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.)
Paper-2 (B. Arch/ B.Planning)
General/ OBC (Non-creamy layer)* Boys -  Rs 900/-
Girls -  Rs 450/-
Boys -  Rs 3000/-
Girls -  Rs 1500/-
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender Boys -  Rs 450/-
Girls -  Rs 450/-  
Boys -  Rs 1500/-
Girls -  Rs 1500/-  

Application Process

(a) Candidates, who are in possession of Aadhaar, may enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in online application for JEE (Main)-2020 for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.
(b) Candidates not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, may make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
(c) The candidates who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar should enter 14 digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID (Including slash) printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of filling online application form for JEE (Main)-2020.

Applying Online and Submission of Application :
The online submission of particulars, uploading of scanned photograph and signatures may be made at JEE (Main) website. The candidates should supply all the required details while filling up the online form. On submission of details, a Confirmation Page with Application Number shall be generated. Candidates are required to take printout of Confirmation Page and keep it for reference. The Confirmation Page is not required to be sent to NTA. The application fee payment can be made by credit/debit card/Net Banking/e-challan using SBI-MOPS facility of State Bank of India.

Instructions for Applying Online :
Before filling up the application form the candidate should have a scanned image of his/her recent photograph and signature in running hand. These scanned images are to be uploaded during the submission of application form. The photograph should be coloured or black/ white (but clear contrast) with name of the candidate and date of taking the photograph printed on it as shown. It should be without cap or goggles. Spectacles are allowed. Polaroid photos are not acceptable. Candidates with unclear photograph are liable to be rejected. Candidates may keep 6-8 identical photographs in reserve for use at the time of entrance examination, Seat Allocation Process and Admission.

Follow 4 (Four) Steps to Apply Online:
Step-1: Fill in the online Application Form and Note down the system generated Application Number
Step-2: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (between 10 kb–200 kb) and Candidate’s Signature (between 4kb – 30 kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
Step-3: Make payment of fee using SBI_MOPS and keep proof of fee paid.
Step-4: Print at least four print out of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee
All the 4 Steps can be done together and separately also.


Required Time: Six months / 1 year

Complete Mathematics
Mcgraw Hills Education
Comprehensive Mathematics
Mcgraw Hills Education
Organic Chemistry
Morrision & Boyd

Preparation Tips

The JEE (Main) is the most competitive engineering examination in India.  To secure a good rank in the entrance test it is very important to prepare accordingly. We recommend you to obtain complete clarity on the examination pattern and then make a clear preparation plan. Give yourself an entire year to prepare for the examination. Refer to previous years question papers, reference books and enroll in a coaching institute.