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JEE Main 2020 Computer Based Examination (CBT)

National Testing Agency would be conducting JEE Main 2020 in computer based mode (CBT).  

Highlights of JEE Main 2020

Following are the major highlights of JEE Main 2020:

  1. JEE Main would be held twice in a year, in the month of January 2020 and in the month of April 2020. 
  2. You would have option to appear either in the January paper of JEE Main or in April paper of JEE Main or both papers of JEE Main - January and April. If you appear in both the papers, best of the two would be considered for your ranking and admission to NITs, IIITs and other SFTIs and yes, for determining eligibility for JEE Advanced.
  3. JEE Main would be compulsorily a Computer Based Test (CBT).   

If you are planning to appear in JEE Main 2020 examination, get prepared according to the following scheme and schedule of examination.

Scheme of JEE Main Examination

If you have applied only for B.E./B. Tech courses then you have to appear only for Paper - 1 that comprises of objective type questions. While those of you who have applied for both B. Tech and B. Arch courses have to appear for both Paper - 1 and Paper - 2.

  • Paper - 1 consists of three parts- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics respectively. All the three subjects have equal weightage in the paper and comprise objective type questions.
  • Paper - 2 is meant only for B. Architecture and B. Planning courses consisting of Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing tests respectively. The Aptitude Test is designed to evaluate your perception, imagination, observation, creativity and architectural awareness. 

Choice of Medium of Question Papers

If you opt for an examinations centre in any of the cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu or Dadra and Nagar Haveli, you can choose any of the English, Hindi or Gujarati as the medium of Question Paper. For all other cities, you have the option of choosing either English medium or Hindi medium of Question Paper.

You need to exercise the option of medium of question paper at the time of filling up the application form. Once you have exercise the option of a medium of question paper, you cannot change it later.

Scoring and Negative Marking

In Paper - 1, you have all objective type questions with four answer options out of which you need to mark only one answer option as correct. Avoid making wild guesses or flukes as there is negative marking for every wrong answer. One fourth (1/4) of the total marks allotted to that question shall be deducted. Negative marking is also applied if you have marked more than one answer option as correct. So, be careful while attempting the paper about these points.

Admission & Counselling criteria and Seat Allocation procedure.

You can take a glance at the final list of institutions admitting students (with intake in each discipline and category as per reservation) through JEE (Main) - 2020 on the CCB (Central Counseling Board) website in May/June 2020. It also provides you with information regarding counselling procedure, counselling schedule and counseling centres.

Generally, 4-5 rounds for Seat Allotment are conducted by CCB and also conducts a Spot round for those of you who could not manage to get a seat in any of the rounds in order to fill the vacant seats left in various institutions.

All required documents of yours and scrutinized and verified at the time of counselling/admission. These include identity and age proof, Marksheets and Certificates of qualifying examination, state of eligibility and category Certificates of the candidate. For instance, if you belong to SC, ST, OBC and PWD categories you need to produce original certificates authenticating the same, issued by the competent authority at the time of counselling. On failing to produce any of the documents at that time, your candidature may be cancelled for admission.