Registration for JEE Main 2020 has begun on 3rd September 2019. As you must be aware that from last year, JEE Main is being conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA)
NTA will conduct JEE Main twice a year, i.e. in the month of January and April every year. You have the option of appearing for JEE Main in January or April or in both the tests.
Since, NTA will consider the best score of the two JEE Main attempts while preparing the Merit List and Rankings for JEE Main 2020, we advise you to take both the exams, i.e., in January as well as in April, even if you are not so well prepared. We believe you would be benefited in following ways if you take both the JEE Main exams in January as well as in April:
- If you happen to score less marks in one attempt (say January attempt), you can re-appear for the April attempt to improve your score and save one whole year
- In first attempt, you can get a feel of the examination and understand your weaknesses and mistakes. You can then appear for a second attempt in coming April with confidence and improve your score
- In case you miss the JEE Main examination in January due to any personal reason, then you can appear for the exam in April. If you fail to appear for any reason whatsoever in April in JEE Main, your January attempt would still secure you a rank in JEE Main
- Also, it is important to note that your actual marks in each of the two attempts at JEE Main January and April would be normalized. Your raw scores in each of the attempt would be normalized and converted into NTA score. To learn more about the process of normalization, please read the step-by-step guide on normalization of JEE Main scores
However, you need to separately register for JEE Main every time for January and April attempt. If you have registered for JEE Main 2020 January exam, it will not entitle you to appear in April exam. You will need to register separately for JEE Main April 2020 attempt.
If you miss registration for JEE Main 2020 January exam, you can still apply for JEE Main Registration for April 2020.
Registration for JEE Main 2020 January exam
If you are planning to appear in the coming January exam of JEE Main 2020, you should register yourself at the official website of JEE main at jeemain.nic.in to fill out the JEE Mains 2020 application form. The registration for JEE Main 2020 January exam will open from 3rd September 2019 and closes on 30th September 2019.
On the official JEE Main 2020 website, you need to submit your personal details to complete your registration for JEE Main 2020 January exam. Please refer to this detailed step-by-step guide for registration for JEE Main 2020.
Step-by-step process to filling JEE Main 2020 Registration Form
You need to follow the below steps to register for JEE Main 2020. Registration for JEE Main 2020 attempt is the first step to applying for JEE Main.
Please note: You need to submit the application form for registration for JEE main 2020 in online mode only. No paper applications forms will be made available.
Step 1: The application for JEE Main 2020 will be submitted on the official website of JEE Main only. Visit www.jeemain.nic.in and click on ‘Fill Online Application Form’ on the home page.
Step 2: If you are a new candidate, click on ‘Registration’ under ‘New Candidate Registration’.
Step 3: Read the instructions carefully and download a copy of the Information Bulletin. Check the checkbox to agree that “I have downloaded Information Bulletin, read and understood all the instructions” and click on ‘Click here to Proceed’.
Step 4: Now you need to fill up the Registration Form. Enter your details such as Candidates personal details and contact details including address, email id and mobile number. Also, choose your password and create a security question and answer.
Step 5: Enter the text (security pin) shown in the image. The security pin is case-sensitive. Then click on ‘Submit’.
Step 6: Review the details entered in the above stages and check each of the details mentioned in the Particulars checklist to complete the review process. If you want to make any changes, click on ‘Edit Registration Form’ at the bottom.
Step 7: 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 registration form.
Now, you will receive the Application Number. Note down your JEE Main Application number written on the screen. It would be required for future reference.
After completing the registration, fill out the application form, choose exam centres and make the fee payment as per the information provided on Process to fill JEE Main 2020 Application form.
Registration for JEE Main 2020 April exam
You need to register for JEE Main 2020 April exam separately, even if you have registered for the JEE Main 2020 January exam. Do not think that since you have filled application form for JEE Main 2020 January attempt, you are automatically entitled to appear in JEE Main 2020 April attempt.
The registration for JEE Main 2020 April attempt is likely to commence in the month of February 2020. By this time, you would have already given your JEE Main 2020 January exam and would be aware of your likely score in the January attempt.
Irrespective of how good or how bad you perform in JEE Main January attempt, you should also register for JEE Main 2020 April attempt. Even if you are expecting 300 out of 360 in your January exam, it’s quite likely that you improve your score to 340 or 350 in your April attempt. Also please note that marks obtained by you in each of the January and April attempts would be normalized to NTA score.
Eligibility for JEE Main Registration
Broadly, the eligibility criteria for JEE Main remains as the same as before, except that the age criteria has been removed. Now, you can register for JEE Main as long as you meet other requirements.
Age Criteria for JEE Main
There’s no minimum or maximum age limit for JEE Main registration. However, please ensure that the institute that you are planning to seek admission to, after qualifying in JEE Main, may have its own age criteria that you might need to fulfil.
Qualification for JEE Main Registration
If you have passed your class 12th Examination (or any equivalent qualifying examination) in 2018 or 2019 or if you are planning to appear for your class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2020, only then you are eligible to for JEE Main 2020 registration for both January and April attempts.
If you have passed your Class 12th or Qualifying examination in 2017 or before, then you would not be eligible for JEE Main 2020 registration.
IITs allow only two attempts in JEE Advanced. So, you should have appeared for class 12th or equivalent qualifying examination in 2019 or 2020 to be eligible for JEE Advanced.
Read the list of qualifying examinations for JEE Main to know if you are eligible to register and apply for JEE Main.