Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Joint Entrance Examination (Main) January 2020, JEE (Main) 2020

About Exam:
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Human Resource Development, Government of India)
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The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization under Society Registration Act 1860 for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions. The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main) to the NTA from 2019 onwards. Admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI), Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). The Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programs offered by the IITs.
ABOUT JEE (Main)–2020:
The JEE (Main)-2020 will be conducted twice before admissions in the next academic session. The students will have following benefits of the new pattern: 
·         This will give one more opportunity to the student to improve their scores in examination if they fail to give their best in first attempt without wasting their whole academic year. 
·         In first attempt, the students will get a first-hand experience of taking an examination and to know their mistakes which they can improve while attempting for the second time. 
·         This will reduce chances of dropping a year and droppers would not have to waste a full year.
·         If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control, then he/she wont have to wait for one full year. 
·         The students best of the two NTA scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.
Mode of Examination:
JEE (Main)-2020 will be conducted in the following mode:
(a)  B.E. /B. Tech. in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only.
(b)  B. Arch: Mathematics- Part I and Aptitude Test-Part II in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test –Part III in “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on drawing sheet of A4 size.
(c)  B.Planning : Mathematics- Part I , Aptitude Test-Part II and Planning Based Questions Part III in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
Choice of Medium of Question Papers
·         The medium of Question Paper shall be in English, Hindi and Gujarati.
·         The option of question paper language should be exercised while filling up the Application Form and it cannot be changed at a later stage.
·         Please note that for correctness of the questions in all the question papers, the English version will be taken as final.
Details of Examination
Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination is given in the table below:
Mode of Examination
Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry
Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & Questions for which answer is a numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry
“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
B. Arch
Mathematics – Part I
Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & Questions for which answer is a numerical value
“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
Aptitude Test – Part II
Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Drawing Test – Part III
Questions to test drawing aptitude
“Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on Drawing sheet
B. Planning
Mathematics – Part I
Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & Questions for which answer is a numerical value
“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
Aptitude Test – Part II
Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Planning Based Questions - Part III
Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
JEE (Main) – 2020 Eligibility:
Age Limit:
For appearing in the JEE (Main) examination there is no age limit for the candidates. The candidates who have passed class 12th / equivalent examination in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE (Main) examination – 2020. The candidates should also satisfy themselves about their fulfilling the age limit requirements of the Institutes in which they are desirous of taking admission. The candidates must note that the IITs have an age limit / restriction, which will be published in JEE (Advanced)-2020 Information Brochure.
List of Qualifying Examinations (QE)
i.              The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized central/ State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc.
ii.             Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
iii.            Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy
iv.           Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
v.            Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
vi.           Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination.
vii.          A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board of technical education of at least 3 year duration
viii.         General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
ix.           High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination
Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 or 2019; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2020 are eligible to appear in January JEE(Main)-2020 Examination.
Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2017 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2020.
Candidates must note that the IITs permit only two attempts for the JEE (Advanced), i.e. a candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2019 or 2020, subject to the condition of not having been admitted at an IIT on earlier occasion. Details may be obtained from the Information Brochure of the JEE(Advanced)2020.
Schedule of Events with Dates
On-line submission of Application Form
03.09.2019 to 30.09.2019(up to 11.50 p.m.)
Successful final transaction of fee
03.09.2019 to 01.10.2019 (through Credit/Debit Card/ Net Banking/UPI and PAYTM Service up to 11.50 p.m.)
Fee payable for January JEE (Main)– 2020
In India
Outside India
B.E./B.Tech or B.Arch or B.Planning
General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL) B
Boys-Rs 650/- Girls- Rs 325/-
Boys-Rs 3000/- Girls- Rs 1500/-
Boys-Rs 325/- Girls- Rs 325/-
Boys-Rs 1500/- Girls- Rs 1500/-
B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch or B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning or B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch & B.Planning or B.Arch & B.Planning
General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL)
Boys-Rs 1300/- Girls- Rs 650/-
Boys-Rs 6000/- Girls- Rs 3000/-
Boys-Rs 650/- Girls- Rs 650/-
Boys-Rs 3000/- Girls- Rs 3000/-
Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable
How to apply:
Instructions for Filling Online Application Form
Candidates have to apply for January JEE (Main)- 2020 “Online” ONLY by accessing the websites., and The Application Form other than online mode would not be accepted, in any case. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. More than one application i.e. Multiple application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.
It is suggested that you have the following ready before starting the filling of the online application form:
      A computer with good Internet connectivity
      All your qualification details
      Scanned clear passport photograph in JPG/JPEG format (size between 10 kb–200 kb)
      Scanned clear signature in JPG/JPEG format (size between 4 kb–30 kb)
      A valid e-mail Id as all communication will be made on this e-mail Id
      A valid mobile number as all information via SMS will be sent to this number A valid debit/credit card or Net banking account or UPI or PAYTM Service.
      A printer connected to your system to print confirmation page
      Download information Bulletin. Read it carefully to ensure your eligibility and acquaint with the requirements for submission of Online Application Form.
      No correction can be made at a later stage after submission of an application. No change will be accepted through Post/Fax/ email / By Hand etc.
Follow following 4 (Four) Steps to Apply Online for the candidates who are appearing for January JEE(Main) –2020 Examination:
Step-1: Register for Online Application Form and note down system generated Application Number. The candidate should supply all the details while filling the Online Application Form and is also required to create PASSWORD and choose Security Question and enter his/her Answer. After successful submission of the personal details, Application number will be generated and it will be used to complete the remaining Steps of the Application Form and will also be required for all future correspondence. This application number will also be used to fill the application form of April, 2020, if the candidates wish to apply for the same. For subsequent logins, candidate will be able to login directly with the respective system generated Application Number and created Password.
Step-2: Complete the Application Form Candidate can login with the system generated Application Number and created Password for completing the Application Form.
Step-3: Upload Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph and Candidate’s Signature.
(a) The recent photograph should be coloured or black/white (but clear contrast).
(b) Scanned photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG format.
(c) Size of scanned photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb.
(d) Size of scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb.
Note: Upload the correct Photograph and Signature as the facility for correction in images will not be given.
Step-4: Payment by Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI/PAYTM: The candidate has to select Debit card/Credit card/Net banking/UPI/PAYTM option to pay the application fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and the candidates have to approach the concerned bank for refund of amount. However the candidate has to make another payment/transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.
The candidates are required to check the status of fee payment at NTA websites and if the status is ‘OK’ the candidate will be able to take the printout of Confirmation Page. In case, the fee payment status is not ‘OK’ the candidates are advised as following:-
      If the fee is paid through credit/debit card/Netbanking/UPI /PAYTM and status is not OK, it means the transaction is cancelled and the amount will, automatically, be refunded to concerned credit/debit card/Net Banking/UPI/PAYTM Account within 15 days. Therefore, such candidates have to pay the fee once again and ensure the fee status OK.
Important Dates:
On-line submission of Application Form
03.09.2019 to 30.09.2019 (upto 11.50 p.m.)
Successful transaction of fee
03.09.2019 to 01.10.2019 (through Credit card/Debit card/Net banking/UPI and PAYTM service upto 11.50 p.m.)
Dates of Examination
Between 06.01.2020 (Monday) to 11.01.2020 (Saturday)
Declaration of Result on NTA’s website
By 31.01.2020
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  1. JEE Main Admit Card 2020 - NTA will release the admit card of JEE Main 2020 on December 6, 2019 for January exam. JEE Main 2020 admit card will be released in online mode at Aspirants can download JEE Main admit card 2020 by two methods- using the application number and password or application number and date of birth.