JEE Main 2020 Exam Commenced from January 6

JEE Main 2020 Exam Commenced from January 6; Check Detailed Admission Criteria

JEE Main 2020 Exam

JEE Main 2020 exam has been commenced from January 6, 2020 in two shifts. The exam is being held by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on multiple dates until January 9, 2020.

JEE Main is a computer-based test conducted at various centres in 233 cities throughout the country and abroad.

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Main is a national level examination to get admission in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI).

Students planning to pursue their studies in undergraduate engineering programs like B.E, B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Planning in IITs, NITs, and CFTI, will have to clear this examination.

There have been certain changes in the JEE Main 2020 exam. The exam will be conducted twice a year, therefore preventing the students from dropping a year.

This would allow the students to improve their scores if they weren’t able to score in the first attempt. The second attempt of JEE Main 2020 will be held in April, and the registration for the same will start from the first week of February 2020.

Here in this article, we will go through the details of the admission process through JEE Main and other related details.

Important Dates for JEE Main 2020 (January Session)

The important dates related to the upcoming events of the exam is tabulated below:

Events Dates
Online submission of the application form starts 3rd September 2019
Last date of application form submission 10th October 2019
Last date to pay application fees 11th October 2019
Release of admit card 6th December 2019
JEE Main Exam 6th January – 9th January 2020
Declaration of results 31st January 2020

What After JEE Main Exam?

Once JEE Main exam for both the sessions will conclude, the exam conducting authority will release JEE Main results along with the cutoff score. It is to be noted that there are two types of cutoff, i.e. qualifying and admission cutoff. Candidates meeting qualifying score will be eligible to sit in JEE Advanced while candidates qualifying admission cutoff will be eligible for JEE Main counselling.

JEE Main Cut-off for 2019

Common rank list 89.7548849
General – EWS 78.2174869
OBC – NCL 74.3166557
SC 54.0128155
ST 44.3345172
PwD 0.1137173

JEE Advanced 2020

Candidates qualifying JEE Main exam will be eligible to take JEE Advanced 2020 which will be conducted on May 17, 2020, and the applications for the same will start from the 1st week of May 2020. The top 2,50,000 students who will be selected for JEE Advanced, should fulfill all the eligibility criteria.

After the conclusion of JEE Advanced, candidates qualifying exam will be eligible for JoSAA counselling.

JoSAA Counselling (Joint Seat Allocation Authority)

Candidates who will qualify JEE Main and JEE Advanced 2020 will be able to register for JoSAA Counselling. JoSAA conducts the counselling and seat allotment process for all the IITs, NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs.

  • The registration for JoSAA Counseling will start from the second week of June. It will be followed by Choice filling & Locking and 7 rounds for seat allocation.
  • During the counseling, 2 rounds of mock allotment will also be held to help the candidates make correct choices for real allotment round.
  • There is no specific eligibility for JoSAA, candidates have to fulfill the requirements of the participating institutes.
  • The candidates who will be provided with the seat will have to pay a fee of 35,000 for general candidates and 15,000 for reserved candidates.

Admission to the following institutions through JoSAA.

Qualifying exams
Institute Offering Admissions
JEE Main 2020 (Paper 1) for B.E/ B. Tech National Institute of Technology (NITs)

Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)

Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)

JEE Main 2020 (Paper 2) for B.Arch
JEE Main 2020 (Paper 3) for B. Planning
JEE Advanced 2020 Indian Institute of Technology (IITs)

Eligibility Criteria for admission to IITs, NITs, and CFTIs

The admission to all the engineering programs like B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Planning courses in IITs, NITs, and CFTIs, who are participating through the Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on the All India Ranking. The candidates will have to fulfil certain conditions like:

  • Candidate must have at least scored 75% marks in class 12th examination or be in the top 20 percentile in 10+2 exam conducted by the respective board.
  • SC/ ST candidates should score at least 65% marks in class 12th examination.
  • Candidates applying for B.Arch should have qualified 10+2 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and 50% marks overall.
  • Candidates applying for B.Planning should score 50% marks in Mathematics, and 50% marks overall in the class 10+2 examination.
  • A subject combination is considered for various courses for admission into IITs, NITs, and CFTIs. They are mentioned in the table below:
Subjects required
B.E/ B.Tech Passed the class 12th examination with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects and any one subject among Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
B.Arch Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
B.Planning Passed qualifying examination with Mathematics

All the other technical institutes who will be participating in counselling through JoSAA/ CSAB will have their own selection criteria. The common procedure to be followed is mentioned above. It is to be noted that if you are aiming IITs, qualifying JEE Main only will not do good to you. So prepare well for JEE Advanced. In case you do not qualify JEE Advanced, no need to worry as there are certain other reputed engineering institutes like NITs, IIITs and CFTIs which will offer you admission in the required programs.
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