JEE Main 2020 – All That You Must Know

Joint Entrance Exam 2020 is approaching and we are certain that you are preparing for it day and night. We are here to help you get all set for your D-Day. Check out all the important details about JEE Main here.

Eligibility Criteria

First of all, let’s discuss the eligibility criteria which has been specified by the authorities of JEE.  Here are three considerations:

  1. Age

There is no age limit as such for the exam. Candidates must be qualifying the age limit set by the institute which they wish to take admission into.

  1. Year of Appearing in the Exam

    Candidates who have cleared their Class 12th in 2018 or 2019 are eligible for this exam.
    Also, the candidates who are appearing for Class 12th Exams in 2020 are eligible for JEE 2020.

  2. Education Qualification

Candidates must have a minimum of 5 subjects in their Class 12th with Maths and Physics as compulsory.

Attempts in a Year

Candidates can appear for JEE twice in a year. Given below are the details pertaining to both the sessions of the exam- Session January 2020 and Session April 2020. Have a look:

Important Dates

  JEE Main Jan 2020 JEE Main Apr 2020
Commencement of Registration 3rd September 2019 7th February 2020
Last Date to Fill Application Forms 30th September 2019 7th March 2020
Admit Card Release Date 6th December 2019 16th March 2020
Exam Dates 6th – 11th January 2020 3rd – 9th April 2020
Results 31st January 2020 30th April 2020

JEE Exam Pattern

The JEE Exam comprises 3 parts: Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III.

Paper-I pertains to B.E./ B.Tech admissions; Paper-II to B.Arch admissions; and Paper-III to B.Planning.

Paper-II consists of 3 parts: Part 1 being Maths, Part 2 being Aptitude Test and Part 3 being Drawing Test.

The duration is 3 hours for all the exams respectively.

The number of questions in the exam depends on the Paper which the candidate is appearing for.

Have a look at the table below for getting a complete insight into the exam pattern- Mode of Exam, Duration, Number of Questions, Maximum Marks, Marking Scheme and Subjects of the JEE 2020:


(B.E./ B.Tech)
Mode of Exam Online Part-1 & 2: Online
Part 3: Offline
Duration of Exam 3 Hours 3 Hours 3 Hours
Sections 3 (Maths, Physics, Chemistry) 3 (Maths, Aptitude, Drawing) 3 (Maths, Aptitude, Questions Based on Planning)
Number of Questions 75 Questions:
Maths – 25,

Physics – 25,

Chemistry – 25

77 Questions:

Maths – 25

Aptitude – 50
Drawing – 2

100 Questions:

Maths – 25

Aptitude – 50

Planning-Based – 25

Maximum Marks 300 Marks:
Maths – 100

Physics – 100

Chemistry – 100

400 Marks:

Maths – 100

Aptitude – 200

Drawing – 100

400 Marks:

Maths – 100

Aptitude – 200

Planning-Based – 100

Marking Scheme Correct Answer: 4

Wrong Answer: -1

Correct Answer: 4

Wrong Answer: -1

Correct Answer: 4

Wrong Answer: -1


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