JEE Main Exam

Joint Entrance Examination Main (I) & (II) Exam

What is JEE Main Exam?

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE), New Delhi introduced the national level common entrance exam called Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted for admission to various engineering colleges in India.

JEE Main examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. From 2019 onwards, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is vested with the authority to conduct the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main examination. The major development in JEE Main is the exam will be held twice a year for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in IITs, NIT's, IIIT's and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions.

The Joint Entrance Exam will be conducted in two stages - JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE (Main) replaced the AIEEE entrance exam and JEE (Advanced) replaced the IIT-JEE entrance exam. Every year, over 25,000 Engineering and Architecture seats will be filled through the JEE Main score.

The aim of the common entrance test has been mooted to reduce stress on students, who have to appear for multiple entrance examinations and to give greater relevance to the school education, especially the class 12 board examinations.

National Testing Agency (NTA)

NTA has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organisation to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions. It is a newly formed body by the centre to conduct prestigious entrance examinations such as JEE Main and NEET UG. The Agency has also vested with all the authority to conduct the entrance examinations in the online mode from 2019 onwards. Here are some of the changes in JEE Main examination after the introduction of NTA. 

  • From the year 2019 onwards, candidates should have to appear for JEE Main in online mode only, but for one subject a candidate will have Pen and Paper Based mode to be attempted on Drawing Sheet
  • Aspirants will have double the chance, more opportunity, NTA is going to be conducted JEE Main twice a year
  • The candidates can pick desirable slots to appear in the exam owing to the flexibility and availability of sittings from January 08 to January 20 and April 07 to April 20
  • Students will have more time to prepare for their entrance exam because the exam will take place in the month of January and April
  • The exam centres have been to 258 which include 248 exam centres in India and 9 centres in abroad countries
  • In case of students who have appeared in both exams, the best of the two scores will be taken into account for the result
  • Around 3000 practise test centres for JEE aspirants to train them for computer-based examination, which will be functioning from the August 2018. Click here to register for practise centre.
  • There will be a normalisation process for the calculation of scores to have fair results

JEE Main Exam Highlights 

Exam name  Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main
Conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) 
Frequency Twice a year (January & April) 
Exam level  National 
Mode of exam Online (Computer-based)
Application mode Online
Number of papers 2 (Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech & Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.Planning)
Duration  3 hours 
Type of questions  Objective-type 
Official website  www.jeemain.nic.in 
Contact no 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526
E-mail  jeemain-nta@nic.in 

JEE Main (January) 2020 Exam Dates 

The JEE Main (I) January exam held from January 6 to 11, 2020. The admit card was released on December 6, 2020. The exam will be held in online mode. The result will be declared on January 18, 2020. 

Event Dates
JEE Main January application form September 2 to 30, 2019 
JEE Main January admit card  December 6, 2019 
JEE Main January exam  January 6 to 11, 2020
JEE Main January result  January 18, 2020

JEE Main (April) 2020 Exam Dates 

The JEE Main (II) April exam was postponed due to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19). The new exam dates were announced by HRD Minister in May. The exam will be held on July 18, 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2020. Interested candidates can apply online for the entrance exam. 

Event Dates 
JEE Main April application form  February 7 to March 7, 2020
JEE Main April admit card July 2020
JEE Main April exam  July 18 to 23, 2020
JEE Main April exam result  July 2020

JEE Main Notification 2020

NTA is responsible for releasing JEE Main notification for both exam sessions. Candidates should check JEE Main information bulletin meticulously that will contain all the information about the exam starting from eligibility to important dates. One can access the JEE Main notification 2020 pdf only on the official website of NTA. Aspirants can access JEE Main April 2020 notification pdf here.

JEE Main Eligibility 

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria set by the NTA are only eligible to apply online for JEE Main. There are many eligibility criteria set by NTA. 

1. Age Limit: There is no age limit for the candidates to appear for the JEE Main examination. However, candidates should satisfy themselves regarding the age limit while taking admission at a particular institute. 

2. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE): Candidates who have passed class 12 or its equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 or 2018 are only eligible. Candidates appearing for the final examinations in of class 12 are also eligible. 

3. Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination: Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12 qualifying examination in order to apply online for JEE Main 2019. The candidate must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in qualifying examination for B.Arch.

4. Percentage of Marks: Candidates have to secure the minimum of 75% marks in aggregate for admission to pioneer institutes in the country such as IITs, IIITs, NITs and CFTIs. However, it is 65% for reserved categories. 

5. B.Arch Eligibility: The paper-II is B.Arch. Candidates who are aiming for admission to this course must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The diploma holders are not eligible to apply. 

JEE Main Reservation 

The NTA will follow strictly the Govt. of India reservation rules belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. In order to get admission to a particular institute, candidates are advised to check the percentage of reservation.

Category  Reservation (%)
NCL-OBC 27
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5
Persons with Disability (PwD) 5

JEE Main Application Form 

Candidates have to apply online on the official website of NTA for the JEE Main examination. Candidates are advised to check the steps for JEE Main registration. 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA – www.nta.ac.in 

Step 2: Go to the engineering tab – JEE Main 

Step 3: A new page will be displayed – www.jeemain.nic.in 

Step 4: On the homepage, click on the link Apply JEE (Main)

Step 5: Candidates will find two tabs – Fresh Candidate Registration and Registered Candidates  

Step 6: Candidates are advised to register through Aadhaar number 

Step 7: Fill the online application form 

Step 8: Verify the mobile number and email ID

Step 9: Pay the prescribed application fee. 

Step 10: Complete the slot booking. 

Step 11: Submit the details and print the acknowledgement page. 

Click here to apply online for JEE Main  

JEE Main Application Fee

The application fee may be paid either by Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking or e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form using online payment gateway facility in State Bank of India. If a candidate submits the fee by any other mode like Money Order (MO), Demand Draft (DD), Initial Public Offering (IPO) etc. will be rejected.

Application Fees Details

Online Mode (Computer Based Test)
For Exam Centres In India
Paper Category For Boys For Girls
Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) Or Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 500/- INR 250/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender INR 250/- INR 250/-
Both Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) & Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 900/- INR 450/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender INR 450/- INR 450/-
For Exam Centres In Abroad
Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) Or Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 2000/- INR 1000/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender INR 1000/- INR 1000/-
Both Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) & Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 3000/- INR 1500/-
For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender INR 1500/- INR 1500/-

Note: Candidates are advised to go through the whole information carefully and ensure their eligibility to appear in both exams.

JEE Main Application Form Correction 

The NTA has provided an option to rectify the mistakes made in the JEE Main application form. Candidates can avail the correction facility only to the limited fields. Applicants have to use their login credentials to make the changes in JEE Main application. Candidates who receive the message regarding the error in the image are only eligible to upload the image again. 

JEE Main Exam Pattern 

The JEE Main is an online written examination. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for the wrong attempt. The examination will be held in two shifts per day (9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm). Candidates are advised to visit our JEE Main exam pattern page for more information.

JEE Main (Paper-I) Exam Pattern 

Subjects Maximum Questions Maximum Marks
Physics 20+5 100
Chemistry 20+5 100
Mathematics 20+5 100
Total 75 300

JEE Main (Paper-II) Exam Pattern 

Subjects Maximum Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics 20+5 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 02 100
Total 77 400

JEE Main Test Practice Centres

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has established a network of Test Practice Centres across the country to assist the aspirants in examinations. Candidates can practice and train themselves before the examination for the “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode of examinations. At the test practice centres, candidates will be assisted by the experienced, qualified and professional Nodal officers. They will also help in solving the problems and making the CBT format more familiar. Candidates are advised to visit the official website for more information. 

JEE Main Admit Card 2020

Candidates whose applications are successful can download the admit card from the official website. Aspirants will not be permitted to sit in the examination centre without a valid JEE Main admit card along with the identity card. Candidates need to use their 

The JEE Main admit card for April exam will be released on March 16, 2020. Candidates need to enter their application number, password and the security pin to access the JEE Main admit card. 

Click here to download JEE Main admit card

JEE Main Result

NTA is responsible for releasing the JEE Main (I) & (II) result. The JEE Main results will be declared on the official website of NTA -  jeemain.nic.in. Candidates can view their JEE Main scores by using their application number and date of birth or password. One should also note that the JEE Main result is available in online mode only. 

As the JEE Main was conducted in various shifts, only the raw marks have been converted into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of examinees. NTA score indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored equal to or below that particular percentile in that session. 

The JEE Main percentile score is calculated based on 100 X number of candidates appeared in the ‘session' with a raw score equal to or less than the candidate divided by the total number of the candidates appeared in the ‘session.’

Aspirants should note that the NTA score of the total is not an aggregate or average of the NTA score of the individual subject. The NTA score is not the same as the percentage of marks obtained. 

JEE Main (January & April) 2019 Result

JEE Main 2019

Dates
JEE Main (I) January Exam 2019

January 9,10,11 & 12, 2019

JEE Main (II) April Exam 2019 April 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12, 2019

JEE Main January Result

January 19, 2019

JEE Main April Result 

April 29, 2019

The JEE Main (January) 2019 result announced on January 19. The result for JEE Main (April) 2019 announced on April 29. The complete result analysis of JEE Main is here. 

Number of common candidates registered in both (January and April) 2019 6,46,386
Number of common candidates appeared in both (January and April) 2019 6,08,440
Number of candidates registered in January 2019   9,29,198
Number of candidates appeared in January 2019  8,74,469
Number of candidates registered in April 2019  9,35,755
Number of candidates appeared in April 2019   8,81,096
Total Number of unique candidates registered in JEE (Main) (January and April -2019) 12,37,892
Total Number of unique candidates appeared in JEE (Main) (January and April -2019) 11,47,125

JEE Main 2019: Candidates Appeared Based On Gender/Category

  EWS General OBC SC ST Total
Female  9,658  1,51,153 1,28,599  29,314  11,978  3,30,702 
Male  33,377 3,54,488  3,17,568  79,333  31,654  8,16,420 
Transgender     
 Total 43,035  5,05,642  4,46,168  1,08,648  43,632  11,47,125 

List of candidates who have received 100 NTA score in JEE Main (January & April) 2019 exam

S No Application No Candidate Name State Code of Eligibility
1 190310086378 Dhruv Arora  Madhya Pradesh 
2  190310096437 Raj Aryan Agrawal  Maharashtra
3 190310126508  Adelly Sai Kiran  Telangana
4  190310131614 Bojja Chetan Reddy  Andhra Pradesh
5  190310139257 Sambit Behera  Rajasthan
6  190310150035 Naman Gupta  Uttar Pradesh
7  190310166518 Yindukuri Jayanth Phani Sai  Telangana
8 190310167837 Vishwanth K  Telangana 
9  190310204122 Himanshu Gaurav Singh Uttar Pradesh 
10 190310208678  Kevin Martin Karnataka
11  190310240908  Shubhankar Gambhir  Rajasthan
12  190310244684  Battepati Karthikeya  Telangana
13  190310324762  Ankit Kumar Misra  Maharashtra
14  190310378068 Jayesh Singla    Punjab
15  190310597090  Gupta Kartikey Chandresh  Maharashtra
16 190310042962 Shubhan Srivastava Delhi 
17 190310263619 Nishant Abhangi Rajasthan
18 190310167372 Konda Renu Andhra Pradesh
19 190310274885 Abhay Pratap Singh Rathore Madhya Pradesh
20 190310059556 Prakhar Jagwani Madhya Pradesh
21 190310036034 Dravya Marwaha Haryana
22 190310238084  Samiksha Das Rajasthan
23 190310122769 Gudipaty Aniket Jharkhand
24 190310357149 Jitender Kumar Yadav Haryana

List of candidates who have received 100 NTA score in JEE Main Paper-II 2019 exam

S No Application No Candidate Name State Code of Eligibility
1 190310031218 Gollapudi N Lakshmi Narayana Andhra Pradesh
2 190310040009 Korapati Nikhil Ratna Andhra Pradesh
3 190310131411 Sykam Riteesh Reddy Andhra Pradesh
4 190310155658 Gudla Raghunandan Reddy Andhra Pradesh

Note: The ranks have been decided based on the better of the two NTA scores of all candidates in JEE Main (January and April) 2019 examination.

Last Chance To Register For JEE Main 2020

NTA has activated the JEE Main 2020 (April) session registration window again for the candidates who have not yet applied online for the examination. The Agency has taken the decision after considering the hardship faced by students who were scheduled to join colleges abroad but are now keen to pursue their studies in the country due to the changed circumstances arising out of Coronavirus (COVID 19).  

HRD Minister tweeted, "Students who dropped the idea to study abroad, here is your chance to pursue your studies in India. I have advised @DG_NTA to give one more opportunity to students to submit new/complete online application form for JEE (Main) 2020. Hurry! Forms available till 24th May."

The last date to register for JEE Main is May 24, 2020. The admit card and other details will be released soon. 

20 May 2020
Free Doubt Solving Sessions For JEE Main And NEET Aspirants

A startup of IIT-JEE toppers is all set to offer free doubt solving sessions for students who are aspiring for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam.

Edvizo, the Guwahati based start-up has launched a 30-days online initiative to assist JEE and NEET aspirants. The online session will clear their doubts for free from some of the top rankers.

Earlier, HRD Minister has announced the JEE Main and NEET exam dates. JEE Main would be conducted from July 18 to 23 and NEET exam on July 26, 2020.

11 May 2020
JEE Main 2020 Exam From July 18 To 23

Union HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank conducted a webinar and interact with students. He revealed that the JEE Main (April) session 2020 examination, which was postponed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, will be held from July 18 to 23, 2020. 

Candidates who have registered for the JEE Main (April) 2020 session are advised to track the updates regarding the admit card and other details on the official website. 

Education Minister also revealed that JEE Advanced 2020 will be held in the month of August. NEET 2020 exam would be held on July 26, 2020. 

5 May 2020
JEE Main Exam Date Notice July 2020 Is Fake

NTA has issued an important notice regarding the JEE Main exam 2020. A notice regarding the JEE Main exam date in July 2020 circulating on social media is fake. Aspirants who have registered for the exam are advised not to be misled by such false information and fake notices. 

Earlier, NTA has postponed the JEE Main 2020 session scheduled in April due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The sources suggest that JEE Main exam date is likely to be released after ongoing lockdown. 

15 April 2020
JEE Main 2020: NTA Allows Change Of Exam Centre

The NTA has started accepting the changes in their choice of exam centre city for the JEE Main 2020 (April) session. Candidates who have registered for the entrance exam can make the changes through the official website. 

The Agency has expanded the scope of the correction window to make changes such as name, father's name and others. One can make changes in the choice city until April 14, 2020. However, candidates should pay the fee amount to make changes. 

Earlier, NTA has postponed the JEE Main (April) 2020 session due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic. The new dates will be released soon.

10 April 2020
JEE Main 2020 Online Correction Facility Started Again
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JEE Main (April) 2020 Registration Date Extended
JEE Main 2020 (April): Image Correction Window Opens
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JEE Main Answer Key 2020 (January) Released
JEE Main 2020: Expected Cut Off Score To Qualify For Next Phase 
JEE Main Admit Card (January) 2020 Released
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