JEE Main 2020 admit card has been released on December 6, 2019, in online mode. Along with JEE Main admit card, candidates have to an identity proof to the examination hall. JEE Main 2020 for January session will be conducted from January 6 to 11, 2020 in two shifts from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm while the second will be held 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The JEE Main 2020 application form window closed for J&K students on November 8. The application correction facility closed from October 20. The last date to submit and fill JEE Main 2020 applications was October 14. Candidates can check latest updates on JEE Main 2020 exam dates, the application process, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, question paper and more on this page.
JEE Main 2020 Exam Highlights
|Exam Name||JEE Main|
|Exam Frequency||Twice a year|
|Exam Mode||Online / Offline (Drawing Test)|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
JEE Main 2020 Exam Highlights
|JEE Main 2020 Events||January 2020 Dates||April 2020 Dates|
|JEE Main 2020 registrations||September 3 to
October 10, 2019
|February 7, 2020|
|Last date to pay JEE Main 2020 application
fee, uploading of signature and photograph
|October 11, 2019||March 7, 2020|
|JEE Main 2020 Application correction window||October 14 to 20,2019||Second week of March|
|Release of JEE Main exam cities for paper 1, 2 and 3||Third week of October 2019||March 16, 2020 onwards|
|JEE Main 2020 admit card availability||December 6, 2019||April 3-19, 2020|
|JEE Main 2020 BE/BTech, BArch and BPlan||January 6 to 11, 2020||Second week of April|
|Declaration of JEE Main 2020 result||January 31, 2020||April 30, 2020|
JEE Main Admit Card
NTA has released JEE Main 2020 admit card on December 6. Registered candidates can download the admit card for JEE Main from the official website of JEE Main. To download the admit card, candidates have to login using their application number and password. JEE Main admit card is an essential document that must be carried to the examination hall. Along with the admit card, candidates must carry any one of identity proofs such as - PAN card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/Aadhaar Enrolment No/ Ration Card. JEE Main 2020 admit card will also be required at different stages of the admission process.
JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern
The JEE Main exam pattern has been released by NTA. It is essential that the candidates are well-acquainted will the marks distribution, total questions, duration of the exam and more.check detailed JEE Main exam pattern from below:
JEE Main 2020 Pattern for BE/BTech and BArch
|Particulars||BE/BTech (Paper 1)||BArch (Paper 2)|
|Exam mode||Online (Computer based)||Online (Mathematics and Aptitude) and offline (Drawing test)|
|Number of sections and subjects||3 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)||3 (Drawing, Mathematics and Aptitude)|
|Duration of exam||3 hours (180 minutes)
60 minutes per section
|3 hours (180 minutes)
60 minutes per section
|Number of quest||tions 75 (20 + 5 questions per section)||77 questions
|Type of question||MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct
option Objective Type - Multiple Choice
Questions (MCQs) & Questions for
which answer is a numerical value,
with equal weightage to Mathematics,
Physics & Chemistry
|Mathematics and Aptitude: Objective type
Drawing: Questions to test the candidate’s drawing and sketching skills
|Total Marks||300 marks||400 marks (Drawing section will be of total
100 marks, marking of every question will be
given along with it)
|Language of pap||English, Hindi and Gujarati (Aspirant’s from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well|
JEE Main 2020 Pattern for BPlan
|Particulars||BE/BTech (Paper 1)|
|Exam mode||Online (Mathematics and Aptitude) and (Planning Based Questions)|
|Number of sections and subjects||3 (Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning Based Questions)|
|Duration of exam||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Number of Questions||100 questions (Mathematics: 25 questions, Aptitude: 50 and Planning Based Questions: 25)|
|Type of question||Mathematics and Aptitude Planning Based Questions - Multiple Choice Questions|
|Total Marks||400 marks|
|Language of pap||English, Hindi and Gujarati (Aspirant’s from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)|
JEE Main 2020 Syllabus
NTA has released JEE Main 2020 syllabus for Paper 1, 2 and 3 in online mode. This year, the authority has separated BPlan from BArch. From this year onwards BPlan will be a separate paper. The syllabus will help candidates to plan their studies accordingly.
Before starting with preparations, candidates must know the detailed syllabus. By going through the JEE Main syllabus, they will be able to know all the subjects and topics from where the questions are produced.
JEE Main Syllabus 2020 has been released by National Testing Agency. This year, the authorityis conducting JEE Main 2020 for three papers - Paper 1 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)and Paper 2 (Mathematics, Aptitude, Drawing) and Paper 3 (Mathematics, Aptitude Test andPlanning Based Questions). JEE Main 2020 will be held twice a year. The first session will be held from January 6 to 11, 2020 while the second session will be conducted from April 3 to 9,2020. Candidates who are appearing for the exam are advised to go through the paper wise JEE Main 2020 syllabus for Paper 1, 2 and 3. Along with JEE Main 2020 syllabus candidates can also check subjectwise JEE Main important topics and chapters suggested by experts and best books to prepare for JEE Main 2020.
JEE Main Syllabus 2020 for Paper 1 - BE/BTech
Below is the detailed JEE Main January 2020 Paper 1 Syllabus for three subjects - Physics,Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates can go through the syllabus along with topic-wise weightage in each subject.
JEE Main 2020 Mathematics Syllabus
The Mathematics section of JEE Main 2020 will be of 100 marks (25 questions of 4 marks each).However, for any question answered incorrectly, one mark will be deducted. In 2019, the highest weightage in Mathematics was given to chapters like sequence and series, straight lines, 3D,Determinant, etc. Check out the detailed JEE Main January 2020 Paper 1 syllabus for Mathematics.
|Unit 1: Sets, relations and functions||
|Unit 2: Complex numbers and quadratic equations||
|Unit 3: Matrices and determinants||
|Unit 4:Permutations and combinations||
|Unit 5: Mathematical induction||Principle of Mathematical Induction and its simple applications|
|Unit 6: Binomial theorem and its simple applications||
|Unit 7: Sequences and series||
|UNIT 8: Limit,continuity and differentiability||
|Unit 9: Integral calculus||
|Unit 10: Differential equations||
|Unit 11: Co-ordinate geometry||
Straight lines: Various forms of equations of a line, intersection of lines,angles between two lines, conditions for concurrence of three lines, distance of a point from a line, equations of internal and external bisectors of angles between two lines, coordinates of centroid, orthocentre and circumcentre of a triangle, equation of family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines.
Circles, conic sections: Standard form of equation of a circle, general form of the equation of a circle, its radius and centre, equation of a circle when the end points of a diameter are given, points of intersection of a line and a circle with the centre at the origin and condition for a line to be tangent to a circle, equation of the tangent. Sections of cones, equations of conic sections(parabola, ellipse and hyperbola) in standard forms, condition for y = mx + c to be a tangent and point (s) of tangency.
|Unit 12: Three dimensional ge||
|Unit 13: Vector algebra||
|Unit 14: Statistics and probability||
Measures of Dispersion: Calculation of mean, median, mode of grouped and ungrouped data calculation of standard deviation, variance and mean deviation for grouped and ungrouped data.
|Unit 15: Trigon||
|Unit 16: Mathematical reasoning||
JEE Main Topicwise Weightage for Mathematics
Below is the previous years JEE Main weightage along with important topics asked in the exam.
|Topics||No of Questions||Marks||Weightage|
|Sequences and Series||2||8||6.67%|
|Area Under the Curve||1||4||3.33%|
|Straight Line||2||8||6.67%Vector 1 4 3.37%|
|Vector3-D 2 8 6.67%||1||4||3.37%|
|Permutation and combination||1||4||3.33%|
|Tangent and Normal||1||4||3.33%|
|Maxima and Minima||1||4||3.33%|
|Height & Distance||1||4||3.33%|
JEE Main 2020 Physics Syllabus
Physics is one of the major sections of JEE Main syllabus 2020. Students have to answer around 25 questions carrying 4 marks each. JEE Main syllabus for Physics comprises topics like Kinematics, Optics, Laws Of Motion, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties Of Solids And Liquids etc. Last year, the highest weightage in Physics was given to topics like current electricity, alternating current, Rotational dynamics, Modern Physics etc. The JEE Main Physics syllabus includes two sections A and B. Section A includes Theory part with 80% weightage and section B contains practical component (experimental skills) with 20% weightage. Check out the full syllabus JEE Main January 2020 Paper 1 Syllabus for Physics below.
|1: Physics And Measurement||
|3: Laws Of Motion||
|4: Work, Energy And Power||
Work done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic and potential energies, workenergy theorem, power.
|5: Rotational Motion||
Centre of mass of a two-particle system, Centre of mass of a rigid body; Basic concepts of rotational motion; moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications; moment of inertia, radius of gyration.
|7: Properties Of Solids And Liquids||
|9: Kinetic Theory Of Gases||
|10: Oscillations And Waves||
Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time. Periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a
spring -restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M. – kinetic and potential
energies; Simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time period; Free, forced and damped oscillations, resonance.
Electric charges: Conservation of charge, Coulomb’s law-forces between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution.
Electric field: Electric field due to a point charge, Electric field lines, Electric dipole,
Electric field due to a dipole, Torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field.
-Electric flux, Gauss’s law and its applications to find field due to infinitely long uniformlycharged straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell. Electric potential and its calculation for a point charge, electric dipole and system of charges; Equipotential surfaces, Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges in an electrostatic field.
|12: Currrent Electricity||
|13: Magnetic Effects Of Current And Magnetism||
|14:Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating Currents||
Reflection and refraction of light at plane and spherical surfaces, mirror formula, Total internal reflection and its applications, Deviation and Dispersion of light by a prism, Lens Formula, Magnification, Power of a Lens, Combination of thin lenses in contact, Microscope and Astronomical Telescope (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.
|17: Dual Nature Of Matter And radiation||
|18: Atoms And Nuclei||
|19: Electronic Devices||
JEE Main Topicwise Weightage for Physics
Below is the previous years JEE Main physics topics, number of questions asked and marks distribution in the exam.
|Topics||No of Questions||Marks||Weighta|
|Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism||2||8||6.67%|
|KTG & Thermodynamics||2||8||6.67%|
|Work Power Energy||1||4||3.33%|
|Laws of motion||1||4||3.33%|
|Work,Power and Energy||1||4||6.67%|
|Centre Of Mass||2||8||6.67%|
JEE Main 2020 Chemistry Syllabus
The chemistry section of JEE Main comprises numerical as well as theoretical questions. In JEE Main 2019, Chemical Bonding in Organic Chemistry, Halogen Derivative in Organic Chemistry and Ionic Equilibrium etc were given the highest weightage. The entire chemistry syllabus in JEE Main is spread over three sections.
Take a look at JEE Main January 2020 Paper 1 Syllabus for Chemistry below.
Section A: Physical Chemistry
|Unit 1: Some Basic Concepts In Chemistry||
|Unit 2: States Of Matter||
Liquid State: Properties of liquids – vapour pressure, viscosity and surface tension and effect of temperature on them (qualitative treatment only).
Solid State: Classification of solids: molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea)
|Unit 3: Atomic Structur||
|Unit 4: Chemical Bonding And Molecular Strucure||
Kossel – Lewis approach to chemical bond formation, concept of ionic and covalent
Ionic Bonding: Formation of ionic bonds, factors affecting the formation of ionic bonds;calculation of lattice enthalpy.
Molecular Orbital Theory – Its important features, LCAOs, types of molecular orbitals (bonding, antibonding), sigma and pi-bonds, molecular orbital electronic configurations of homonuclear diatomic molecules, concept of bond order, bond length and bond energy.
|Unit 5: Chemical Thermodynamics||
Fundamentals of thermodynamics: System and surroundings, extensive and intensive properties, state functions, types of processes.
|Unit 6: Solutions||
|Unit 7: Equilibrium||
Meaning of equilibrium, concept of dynamic equilibrium.
Ionic equilibrium: Weak and strong electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes, various concepts of acids and bases (Arrhenius, Bronsted – Lowry and Lewis) and their ionization, acid-base equilibria (including multistage ionization) and ionization constants, ionization of water, pH scale, common ion effect, hydrolysis of salts and pH of their solutions, solubility of sparingly soluble salts and solubility products, buffer solutions.
|Unit 8: Redox Reactions And Electrochemistry||
Electronic concepts of oxidation and reduction, redox reactions, oxidation number,rules for assigning oxidation number, balancing of redox reactions.
|Unit 9 : Chemical Kine||
|Unit 10: Surface Chemis||
Section B: Inorganic Chemistry
|Unit 11 : Classificaton Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties||
Modem periodic law and present form of the periodic table, s, p, d and f block elements, periodic trends in properties of elements atomic and ionic radii, ionization enthalpy, electron gain enthalpy, valence, oxidation states and chemical reactivity
|Unit 12: General Principles And Processes Of Isolation Of Metals||
Modes of occurrence of elements in nature, minerals, ores; Steps involved in the extraction of metals – concentration, reduction (chemical and electrolytic methods)and refining with special reference to the extraction of Al, Cu, Zn and Fe; Thermodynamic and electrochemical principles involved in the extraction of metals.
|Unit 14: S –Block Elements(Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)||
Group – 1 and 2 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements, anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationships.
|Unit 15: P – Block Elements||
Group – 13 to Group 18 Elements General Introduction: Electronic configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements across the periods and down the groups; unique behaviour of the first element in each group.
Groupwise study of the p – block elements
|UNIT 16: D – And F – BLOCK ELEMENTS||
Transition Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence and characteristics, general trends in properties of the first row transition
|Unit 17: CoOrdination Compounds||
|Unit 18 : Environmental Chemistry||
Section C: Organic Chemistry
|Unit 19: Purification And Characterisation Of Organic Compounds||
Purification – Crystallization, sublimation, distillation, differential extraction and chromatography – principles and their applications.
|Unit 20: Some Basic Principles Of Organic Chemistry||
Tetravalency of carbon; Shapes of simple molecules – hybridization (s and p);Classification of organic compounds based on functional groups: – C = C – , – C h C – and those containing halogens, oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur; Homologous series; Isomerism – structural and stereoisomerism.
|Unit 21 : Hydrocarbons||
Classification, isomerism, IUPAC nomenclature, general methods of preparation,properties and reactions.
|Unit 22: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens||
General methods of preparation, properties and reactions; Nature of C-X bond;Mechanisms of substitution reactions.
|Unit 23: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen||General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses.|
|Alcohols, Phenols And Ethers||
|Carboxylic Acids||Acidic strength and factors affecting it.|
|Unit 24: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen||
|Unit 25: Polymers|
|UNIT 26 : Biomolecules|
|UNIT 27: Chemistry in Everyday Life||
Chemicals in medicines – Analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants,antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamins – their meaning and common examples.
|UNIT 28 : PRINCIPLES RELATED TO PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY||
Detection of extra elements (N,S, halogens) in organic compounds; Detection ofbthe following functional groups: hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonylb(aldehyde and ketone), carboxyl and amino groups in organic compounds.
Chemistry involved in the titrimetric excercises – Acids bases and the use of
indicators, oxalic-acid vs KMnO4, Mohr’s salt vs KMnO4.
|Chemical principles involved in the following experiments:||
Enthalpy of solution of CuSO4
JEE Main Topicwise Weightage for Chemistry
Below is JEE Main Chemistry important topics and number of questions asked in the examination.
|Topics||No of Questions||Marks|
|Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry||3||12|
|Periodic table and Representative Elements||3||12|
|Thermodynamics And Gaseous State||2||8|
|Chemical And Ionic Equilibrium||2||8|
|Solid State And Surface Chemistry||2||8|
|Nuclear Chemistry And Environment||2||8|
|Solution and Colligative Properties||1||4|
|General Organic Chemistry||1||4|
|Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives||1||4|
|Carbohydrates, amino acid and Polymers||1||4|
JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for Paper 2 - BArch
Below is the detailed JEE Main January Paper 2 syllabus. Candidates can check section and topicwise syllabus for Part I and II.
JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for Paper 3 - BPlan
This year, NTA will conduct the exam for three papers. BPlanning will be a seperate paper for BTech and BArch. Candidates can check JEE Main January 2020 Paper 3 syllabus:
JEE Main 2020 Exam Centres
JEE Main 2020 Answer Key JEE Main answer key 2020 will be published by NTA for Paper 1 (BE/BTech), Paper 2 (BArch)and Paper 3 (BPlan) on the official website. Candidates can check and download JEE Main answer keys for Paper 1, 2 and 3 from the third week of January 2020. Along with JEE Main official answer keys, the authority will also release JEE Main question papers and recorded responses. After the completion of the exam, some of the leading coaching institutes will release memory-based JEE Main answer key for all the papers. Candidates can refer to the answer keys to know the probable scores. The JEE Main final answer key 2020 for January session contains the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. The facility to challenge JEE Main 2020 answer keys will also be available after publication of official answer keys.
JEE Main Cutoff 2020 will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) after the declaration of result. For JEE Main, cut off will be of two types. JEE Main Cutoff can be classified into two types – qualifying cutoff and admission cutoff. Candidates must note that the qualifying cutoff of JEE Main 2020 will comprise the minimum score that JEE Main 2020 aspirants need to secure to be eligible for JEE Advanced.
Only those candidates who meet JEE Main qualifying cutoffs will be eligible for admission to IITs in India. The qualifying cutoff will be announced along with the result of JEE Main. The admission cutoff of JEE Main 2020 will be released by JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) in the form of opening and closing ranks for each institute. Candidates must secure minimum ranks (closing ranks)for admission to JEE Main participating institutes. Admission cutoffs for all the participating institutes will also be released after each round of JoSAA counselling.
|Details||JEE Main Cutoff (Qualifying)2020||JEE Main Cutoff (Admission) 2020|
|Purpose||Screen candidates for JEE Advanced||Admissions to participating institutes|
|Significance||Only those aspirants who meet JEE Main 2020 qualifying cutoff/marks will be able to appear in JEE Advanced||Candidates need to secure JEE Main admission cut-off for admission to JEE Main participating institutes including NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs.|
|Cutoff published by||JEE Main Qualifying Cutoff 2019 will be released by NTA on the exam’s official website. Till 2018,it was published by CBSE||JEE Main Admission Cutoff is released by JoSAA on the counselling website on behalf of the participating institutes|
JEE Main 2019 Qualifying Cutoff
|Common Rank List (CRL)||89.7548849|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||78.2174869|
|Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL)||74.3166557|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||54.0128155|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||44.3345172|
|People with Disability (PwD)||0.1137173|