JEE Main Exam Details

JEE Main: Exam Details, Eligibility etc.

What is JEE Main ?

JEE Main (Joint Entrance Exam Main) is an admission test for undergraduate engineering programs at IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology), NITs (National Institutes of Technology), and other centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs) in India. Earlier it was called as AIEEE.

From 2019 onwards National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct JEE Main examination (Earlier it was conducted by CBSE). The exam will conduct twice a year in January and April. The notification of the exams are coming in previous September and February for the January and April exams respectively. The exams will conduct in online (computer based) mode and the candidate can sit in either of the two or both exams.

This is also the basic exam for JEE Advanced entrance exam for admission in IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) and Indian School of Mines (ISM). Only those who score top in JEE Main are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced exam. Earlier JEE Advanced is called as IIT-JEE.

Important Dates for JEE Main

Tentative Dates for Exam

These dates are given for general understanding of when JEE Main exam is conducted. Not exact dates. Please look into official website and notification for exact dates.

The exam is conducted twice from 2019 onwards. First Attempt and Second Attempt.

Announcement of Exam or Availability of Application Forms: September (First Attempt), February (Second Attempt)

Online Application: September (First Attempt), February (Second Attempt)

Download Admit Card: December (First Attempt), March (Second Attempt)

Exam Date: January (First Attempt), April (Second Attempt)

Exam Result: End of January (First Attempt), End of April (Second Attempt)

Important Dates for JEE Main 2020

Online Application: September 3 – 30, 2019 (First Attempt)

Admit Card Download: December 6, 2019 (First Attempt)

Online Exam Dates: January 6 – 11, 2020 (First Attempt)

Exam Result: By 31 January 2020 (First Attempt)

Declaration of All India Rank:

JEE Main Eligibility

The following are the eligibility criteria to attend JEE Main entrance exams. Please check the eligibility criteria and make sure that you eligible for the exam.

Age Limit

There is no age limit for appearing in JEE Mains.

Year of Appearance in Qualification Exam

Those who have passed their 12th examination in 2018 or 2019 (Previous two years) or appearing for 2020 (Present year) can apply for JEE Main in both attempts of January and April.

Number of Subjects in Qualifying Exam

Candidate apply for JEE Main must have taken at least 5 subjects in class 12th qualifying examination.

Eligibility of admissions into IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs

Candidates should have secured minimum 75% marks (65% for SC/ST category candidates) or should be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards

For Paper II (B.Arch) – The candidates should have completed the 10+2th standard exam with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% aggregate marks in the 10+2 (or equivalent) qualifying examination.

Fees for JEE Main 2020

Following are the fees for JEE Main 2020.

Papers AppearingJEE Main 2020 Application Fees
General / OBCSC/ST/PWD/Transgender
For Exam Centres in India
Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) or Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) only Rs. 650 (Boys) Rs. 325 (Girls) Rs. 325 (Boys) Rs. 325 (Girls)
Both Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) Rs. 1300 (Boys) Rs. 650 (Girls) Rs. 450 (Boys) Rs. 450 (Boys)
For Exam Centres in Foreign Country
Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) or Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) only Rs. 3000 (Boys) Rs. 1500 (Girls) Rs. 650 (Boys) Rs. 650 (Girls)
Both Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) Rs. 6000 (Boys) Rs. 3000 (Girls) Rs. 3000 (Boys) Rs. 3000 (Girls)  

Fees may be paid either by credit/debit card or through e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form. In case of e-challan, the payment should be made through SBI bank. There will not be any other mode of payments like DD, money order, IPO etc. The fees once remitted is non-refundable.

Exam Centers

In 2020 JEE Main exam have 264 centers in India and 9 centres abroad.

Please see the official website or for more details

Click here to read JEE Main Exam Pattern and Syllabus


The information given here is for informative purpose only. Please visit official site for correct information or updated information.

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