JEE MAIN 2020: Application Forms Extended, Exams in August, Admit Card, Cut-Off & Counselling…

JEE MAIN 2020 exam
JEE MAIN 2020 Exam

Career selection has become very complex and competitive. Some old proverbs such as “Follow Your Passion” or “Do What You are good at” is better said than done. Learning in general needs a lot of practice and the hunger for learning more.

If your dreams decide on a choice of career that reels around science and technology, then JEE MAIN is undoubtedly the right path for your career. Just a reminder, this Joint Entrance Examination is one of the most prominent engineering entrance exams across India.

NTA (National Testing Authority) conducts annually the JEE Main screening Test for admission into B.E, B.Tech, B.Plan and B.Arch programmes. The second session of the exams is scheduled from 18th to 23rd July 2020. 

Qualified candidates can easily secure admission to various IIT’s, NIT’s and CFIT’s across the country. However, if your interest is to be among the top IIT’s in India, then, IIT JEE MAIN 2020 is the first step to reach the top of competitive rankings.

JEE MAIN 2020 Important Dates – Save & Plan your Goals

EventsDates 2020
Application form release7th February 2020
Fee payment7th February to 12th March 2020
Correction in particulars13th March to 16th March 2020 (till 11:50 pm)
Last date for application submission12th March 2020 (till 11:50 pm)
Releasing of admit card
Exam dateDate revised to August 23rd 2020
Answer key releaseAugust  2020
Answer key objection windowAugust  2020
Result announcementLikely in September  2020
Counseling startsLikely in September  2020

Important Announcements by NTA

A new pattern for JEE MAINS 2020 has been introduced by the NTA. The JEE MAIN Entrance Exam will be conducted for three papers: Paper 1 for B.E./B. Tech, Paper 2 for B. Arch and Paper 3 for B. Planning.

NTA will use Normalization Procedure for Percentile scores to compare scores across multi-session papers. All India Ranking will be based only on the marks scored in the exam with no weightage for 12th standard marks.

Candidates must obtain 75% marks and 65% marks for SC/ST applicants in 12th class/top 20 percentile in Board. The marks will be considered during the counselling phase.

Identity proofs such as Aadhar Card in only one type of identification and not mandatory. The candidates can use their Passport, Ration card, Bank account number or any other valid Government identity for identification. 

There is no age limit for appearing in the JEEMAINS exam.


Before applying for the JEE MAINS Entrance Exam, you must confirm your eligibility to appear. And so, the concerned authorities have set up a few benchmarks to assess the candidate’s eligibility for appearing in the exam:

The proof of being an Indian national and having citizenship.

No age limit is there for appearing the exam.

Your educational qualifications must be ensured.

The number of subjects in the qualifying examination.

Number of attempts by you.

Marks criteria and so on.

APPLICATION FORM — Registration and Corrections

The initial step towards your career lies in filling up the application form for the Joint Entrance exam. Being unaware of the procedures in filling the application form after the registration process could lead to your form being rejected and disqualified. Rightly so, it is important to read and understand the Application Form instructions for filling the form.

The filling process of the Application Form includes:

  • Awareness of the dates to apply online, 
  • Filling up of the Mandatory fields.
  • The proper upload of photo and signature in the Application Form.
  • Paying online/offline as hinted in the Instructional booklet or Application Form.


JEE MAINS 2020 Application Form exam dates were from 30th September to 10th October 2019. NTA provides the facility to correct your details filled in the Main Application Form as per the latest notifications.

The Corrections in the Application Form began by NTA on 14th October 2019 and ended on 20th October 2019. The JEE MAIN 2020 form correction dates released by officials of NTA are as under:

Events Tentative Dates 
Starting Date of JEE MAIN APPLICATION FORM 20207th February 2020
Closing Date of JEE MAIN APPLICATION FORM 202012th March 2020 (till 11:50 pm)
Release of JEE MAIN Application Form Correction 202013th March to 16th March 2020 (till 11:50 pm)
Last Date for Application Form Correction16th March 2020 (till 11:50 pm)

Corrections Stage for JEE MAIN 2020 Application Form 

Visit the official JEE MAIN website .and click on the JEE MAINS Correction Application Form Link. Now enter your Application Number and Password to Login into your Application Form.

The Application Form window opens on your screen. Check and search for any mistakes, change them or correct them with the correct details.

Go through the Application Form for any errors, correct it and click on Submit. Make the payment for the JEE MAIN corrections in the required application form space. It is necessary to note that the fees vary depending upon the type of corrections in the form.

It is always a good practice to be careful while filling the details with modified corrections. Kindly be cautioned that forms once submitted cannot be changed any further.

Corrections in the Upload of Photo & Signature

Visit the official website of JEE MAINS 2020 and click on “Remove Discrepancy in Uploaded Images”. Enter your Application Number and Password to login into the application form. Now select your photo and change it to the correct one specified.

All scanned photographs must be uploaded with the name and date of photograph taken that should be printed on it.

Important Syllabus/ Topics Covered

  • For preparations of JEE MAINS 2020 to be in full swing, you as a candidate need to stay updated with the accurate syllabus and topics covered therein.  Some of the main facts which may help you in the preparatory phase are:
  • The syllabus is of 12th class subjects.
  • Your revision and preparation pave the way for your qualification.
  • Learn and practice from popular books and authors for JEE MAINS 2020.

Your JEE MAINS 2020 Admit Card

JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates for second session has been announced. The exam date has been postponed from 23rd July to 23rd August 2020. JEE MAINS 2020 Admit Card is an essential element for all candidates.

Without this Admit Card, none of the applicants can write the entrance exam. The students should mark the dates tabulated below as a step towards writing your entrance exam.

Steps to Download Your Admit Card/Hall Ticket

At Minecampus, we make it easier for all aspirants in the engineering field to download their admit cards with simple and easy steps explained below:

Visit the official website. Click on the “Download Admit Card” button and a new window appears. The window offers two choices: “Through Application Number & Password” and “Through Application Number & Date of Birth”. Choose any.

Candidates will be redirected to the JEE MAIN Admit Card Page. Next, fill all details like application number, date of birth, security pin number and other details.

Once you have filled the page, click on the Login button.

Check and re-check all the details in the JEE MAIN 2020 Hall Ticket. In case of any discrepancy, contact the IIT JEE authorities immediately.

Download the Hall Ticket and take at least 2 copies of it.

What if I forgot my Application Number?

  • If you feel that you forgot your Application Number, then follow these steps:
  • Click on “Forgot Application Number”.
  • Fill in all details in the mandatory boxes.
  • Enter your basic details along with Security Pin and the JEE MAIN Admit Card will appear on your screen.
  • Read and confirm that all details on the Admit Card are correct and of recent.

Details required on the Admit Card

Centre NameCentre of the Examination
Candidate’s NameFather’s Name
Candidate Mailing AddressAddress
Pin CodeEmail Address
Mobile NumberCourse
Roll NumberDate of the Exam
Question Paper MediumDate of Birth
GenderApplication No.
State of EligibilityCategory
Person with DisabilityExecutive Director (JAB) Signature
Signature of the Candidates 

Must Know Things – JEE MAINS 2020 Rules

It is always recommended to reach well before the scheduled time at the examination centre. You must register yourself at the registration counter. Next be careful while sitting in the examination hall.

You would be allotted a seat. Sitting on any other seats will lead to automatic disqualification and candidatures being barred from the entrance exam. The invigilator will give an attendance sheet to sign in.

Double check if you are not carrying anything other than the items listed in the Admit Card. Ensure you are not carrying any electronic devices even watches of any kind.

Be alert and do not leave the exam hall until the exam gets over. Stop using unfair means to qualify in the exam and be honest.


NTA announces the JEE MAIN results on its official website. Qualified candidates will be able to participate in the Joint Seat Allocation Process by the JOAA council to get admission in NIIT’s, IIT’s and CFTI’s based on the scores in the JEE MAIN Merit List. 

JEE MAIN 2020 Counselling – You are Selected

JEE MAINS counselling is an online process. The registration and choice filling process will begin in August 2020. There will be different rounds of counselling. 

Visit the official website of JoSAA and click on the Login Page. Now enter the MAINS Counselling 2020 roll number and password. Enter the security pin as shown on the screen.

After successful login, you will be asked to enter the required details. Verify all details entered on the registration page and click on the “Confirm Registration Button”.

Essentials for JEE MAINS Counselling & Seat Allotment

All successful candidates must carry their documents along with the Admit card for the Counselling process.

  • JEE MAIN Admit card & Scorecard.
  • 3 passport size photographs.
  • Provisional Allotment Letter
  • Photo Identity Card
  • Proof of Seat Acceptance Payment
  • Date of Birth Proof
  • 12th class mark sheet
  • Category Certificate as applicable.

JEE MAIN Counselling Rounds & Procedures

1. Freeze:  by the candidates accepting the allotted seats and wishing no further rounds of JEE Main counselling.

2. Float: This option may be used those wishing to accept the JEE Mains Seats but desires further rounds of counselling for better preferences.

3. Slide: For those accepting the allotted seats but seeking better option in the same institution. To be considered for further counselling rounds.

4. Withdrawal of Seats:

Candidates desiring to withdraw their seat should report at the centre before 6th round of allocation of seats.

After exercising withdrawal option, candidates will not be considered for further rounds of counselling.

After seat acceptance, the fees of seat acceptance will be refunded to the candidates after deduction of Rs. 1000 as a processing charge.

To withdraw seats, the candidates have to provide their bank account details and upload the image of cancelled cheque in JPEG/ JPG format. The candidates should provide their signature and that of their parents in their withdrawal request and report to the reporting centre.


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