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JEE Main 2020 Application Form released! Guide to filling the JEE Main application form

JEE Main 2020 Application Form

Latest Update on JEE Main 2020 - NTA Releases JEE Main 2020 application forms. Visit JEE Main website to fill the application form.


JEE Main application form for 2020 has been released by NTA (National Testing Agency) for January JEE Main 2020 attempt. The application form for JEE Main 2020 is available online on the NTA and JEE Main website. From 2019, JEE Main examination is being conducted online twice in a year i.e. in the month of January and April each year. In 2020, the exam will be held in January (from January 6 to January 11) and in April (from April 3 to April 9).

Current JEE Main Application form released by NTA is for the January 2020 exam.

If you are a JEE Main aspirant and meet the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria, you can apply for the JEE Main 2020 (January and April attempt).

The application form for JEE Main January exam is available from Sept. 3 and the last date for form submission is Sept. 30 for JEE Main (January attempt). However, you can make the payment of the application fee till October 1.

At the time of filling the JEE Main application form, you can choose the exam center from the list of JEE Main centers as well as the date of the exam.

Latest Updates in the process of filling the JEE Main 2020 Application Form

While the process of filling the JEE Main 2020 application form is similar to the application forms for the previous attempts, but there are a few things that you need to remember in the application form filling process:

  • As the JEE Main 2020 examination will be conducted twice in a year, there will be separate application form for each of the attempts.
  • NTA has revised the JEE Main application fee structure for JEE Main 2020. See revised JEE Main application fee here.
  • To apply for JEE Main 2020, you can use your Aadhaar Card, bank account details, ration card number, Passport Number or any other valid Govt. identification provided.
  • Your parent's or guardian’s signatures are not required for filling the JEE Main 2020 application form
  • Age restriction for JEE Main 2020 application has been removed. Now, if you have passed class 12th examination in 2018 or 2019 or are planning to appear in the upcoming 2020 class 12th examination, you are eligible to fill the JEE Main application form and can appear for JEE Main 2020 irrespective of your D.O.B.

Documents required for JEE Main Online Application

NTA has simplified the process of filling the application form by reducing the list of documents required. You need to keep the following documents and details ready at the time of filling the JEE Main application form:

  • Government-approved ID proof such as Aadhaar Card or any other proof
    • In case, you are from the state of J&K, Assam and Meghalaya, you can apply using your passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid government identification
  • Your class X and class XII Certificate
  • Your valid email id
  • Your current mobile number (please enter only valid mobile number where NTA can send you SMS)
  • Scanned image of your photograph
  • Scanned image of your signature

JEE Main Application fee and payment process

You can make payment for the application fee for JEE Main through the following modes:

  • credit card/debit card
  • net banking / UPI
  • PAYTM wallet

In case you are making payment of JEE Main 2020 application fees through credit/debit card, Net banking or PAYTM and the website shows the status of the payment as Not OK, it would imply that the transaction has been canceled and the amount that you have paid will be automatically refunded to your concerned credit/debit card within 7 – 10 working days. You will need to pay the application fee for JEE Main again and ensure that the website shows the Payment status as OK.

JEE Main Application Fee

Application fee for JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 or Paper 2 (one of the two papers). The fee has been revised compared to the application fee last year.

Your Location Gen/Gen-EWS/OBC-NCL SC/ST/PwD & Transgenders
In India For Boys – Rs. 650
For Girls – Rs. 325
For Boys – Rs. 325 
For Girls – Rs. 325
Outside India For Boys – Rs. 3,000
For Girls – Rs. 1,500
For Boys – Rs. 1,500
For Girls – Rs. 1,500

Application fee for both Paper 1 & Paper 2

Your Location Gen/Gen-EWS/OBC-NCL SC/ST/PwD & Transgenders
In India For Boys – Rs. 1,300
For Girls – Rs. 650
For Boys – Rs. 650
For Girls – Rs. 650
Outside India For Boys – Rs. 6,000
For Girls – Rs. 3,000
For Boys – Rs. 3,000
For Girls – Rs. 3,000

You can contact NTA helpdesk for transaction-related queries or inquiries.

Correction of errors in Application form for JEE Main

Please ensure that the information that you enter in the JEE Main application form is correct in all respects. However, in case you have made any error in filling the application form, you can make corrections from 11th November to 19th November in online mode. You will need to provide valid reasons for making the corrections or modifications to the application form.

No requests for change of details in application form for JEE Main will be entertained after this period. Also, changes requested in offline modes such as via post, courier, email or fax would not be accepted.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2020 Application

The JEE Main eligibility criteria is largely unchanged, except that the age limitation has been removed. Read the official JEE Main 2020 eligibility criteria.

Now, you can apply for JEE Main as long as you meet all the other requirements.

Step-by-step process to filling JEE Main 2020 Application Form

To fill out the application form, you should first register for JEE Main 2020 exam. After completing the registration process, you will be able to complete the application process. To know how to register for JEE Main read the article and then follow the steps below.

The entire process of JEE Main 2020 application is completely online including uploading of scanned images and fee payment. You have to apply for JEE Main 2020 in online mode only.

All fee payments need to be in online or e-challan mode only. No payments should be made in offline mode or via money order, demand draft, IPO, etc. Such offline payments would not be accepted.

After completing the registration process for JEE Main 2020 January Attempt, click on ‘Complete Application Form’.

Follow the below steps to fill out the JEE 2020 Application form

Step 1: Fill up your JEE Main application form based on the following guidelines:

Section 1: Personal Details

Here you need to enter your parent’s name, category, nationality and other details.

If you belong to the category, ‘Other Backward Classes (OBC) – Non-Creamy Layer’ as per the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India, you should also mention OBC in the Category column. However, if you fall under ‘State list OBC Candidates’ and are not in ‘OBC-NCL (Central List)’, you should choose ‘General’ in the category column.

Section 2: Apply for

In this section, you need to select the exam-related details as mentioned below

  1. You need to first select the exam you are applying for, i.e., Paper 1 or Paper 2 or both papers of JEE Main.
  2. Select 4 cities in which you want to appear for the JEE Main exam. Select the cities in the order of preference, i.e., most preferred city should be chosen first. Please read the List of JEE Main Exam centers before filling the choices.
  3. Select the question paper medium, i.e., English, Hindi or Gujarati.

Please note: The mode of examination for JEE Main paper-1 will be computer-based mode (CBT) only.

Section 3: Education Details

Enter your details of passing Class 10th and Class 12th as asked in the JEE Main online application form.

For students who are scheduled to appear in Class 12/PUC – 2 examinations in 2020, the ‘Pass Status’ will be ‘Appearing’.

Section 4: Additional Details

This is only applicable in case of twins. If you do not have a twin brother or sister, you should select ‘No’.

Section 5: Parents Income Details

Enter your father’s, mother’s and guardian’s details regarding qualification and occupation details.

Section 6: Security pin

Enter the text (security pin) shown in the image. The security pin is case-sensitive. Then click on ‘SUBMIT’.

Step 2: Details Verification

Now review your JEE Main application form before submitting it. Check every detail in the application form and if you want to make any changes, click on ‘Edit Application Form’ at the bottom.

If everything is correct, check all the boxes in the ‘Particulars Checklist to be verified’ and ‘Declaration’ at the bottom, then click on ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ to submit your JEE Main application form.

There will be a popup on the screen asking you ‘Do you wish to submit Application Form finally?’. Click ‘YES’.

Step 3: Image Upload

Now you need to upload your photograph and signature. Click on ‘Upload Images’ and upload the scanned photos in the respective fields. Please take note of the following before uploading the images:

  1. Your photograph should be a passport size photograph with your name and date at which the photo was taken written below. This is a sample of how your photograph should be.

jee main application photo

  1. Keep the scanned images in JPEG/JPG format only.
  2. Ensure that the file size of scanned photograph is between 10 KB to 200 KB.
  3. The signature should be in running hand on a white paper. The dimensions of the signature should not be more than 3.5 cm (width) × 1.5 cm (height).
  4. Ensure that the file size of scanned signature is between 4 KB to 30 KB.
  5. You should keep 6-8 identical photographs which will be required at the time of entrance exam, seat allocation and admission process.

Step 4: Enter the text (security pin) shown in the image. The security pin is case-sensitive. Now, click the declaration checkbox to verify that you have uploaded the images carefully and click on ‘UPLOAD’.

Step 5: Pay Examination Fee

After uploading the images, the last step in filling the application form is the payment of the Application fee. Then click on the button ‘Pay Examination Fee’ to complete the application process.

Now select the mode of payment Online Payment to make the payment using Net Banking/Debit card/Credit card/PAYTM. You can make the payment using the following payment options on the SBI MOPS payment gateway:

  1. Debit Card
  2. Net Banking
  3. Credit Cards (domestic/International)
  4. UPI
  5. PAYTM wallet

Select the mode of payment and click PROCEED FOR PAYMENT to make the payment. After making the payment, you would be redirected to the ‘Application form page’. Remember to verify that the Application Status of each of the stages on this screen is shown as Complete.

Click on Download Confirmation Page on the left-hand side of the screen and take at least 4 print outs of the Application Confirmation Page for future reference. You do not need to send this Confirmation page of the JEE Main application form submission to NTA.

Step 6: Now you can safely log out of the account.

Ensure that you have completed all the above-mentioned steps, otherwise your application for JEE Main April 2020 will be rejected.

9 comment(s)
    Utsav Mathur

    Sir, my payment of JEE Main application fee is not yet submitted. It is showing status as NOT OKAY. What should I do?


      If the status of fee payment is showing as NOT OKAY. you would need to make the application fee payment again. The fee that you have paid right now will be refunded to you in the next 5-7 working days.

    Mayuri Mehta

    Can I fill my father's mobile number while filling the application form? I do not have a mobile phone.


      Yes, you can provide your father's number in the JEE application form.

    Nishit Trivedi

    Thank you for sharing the steps for filling the JEE Main application form in such simple steps

    Mohita Verma

    I have mistakenly filled the JEE Main application with my first name. Now it shows only my First name twice. How do I correct the JEE Main application form? Will I be able to sit for the JEE Main exam.


      Hi. The correction window will soon open for you to correct the errors in the application form. You can update the name there. But remember to submit proof of the same  while making such changes.

    Bhagyashree Banerjee

    I have filled the application form but I am unable to appear for the January JEE Main Exam. How will it affect my chances in the April attempt?


      Please do not worry. The best of the two scores i.e. January attempt score and April attempt score will be considered for compiling percentile and merit list.