Computer Based Examination and Center Allocation

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The final submission of online Application form will remain incomplete if all the steps are not completed. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.

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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 students 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 won’t have to wait for one full year.
  • The student’s best of the two NTA scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking. The first JEE (Main) – 2020 was held in January 2020 whereas the second will be held in April, 2020.

Eligibility for Appearing in JEE(Main) – 2020

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Age Limit: 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)

  • 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.
  • Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.
  • Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
  • 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).
  • Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination. vii.
  • A Diploma recognized by AICTE or a State board of technical education of at least 3 year duration.
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level. 
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva. 4 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 JEE(Main) April -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.
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Different states can have different HSC vocational courses, so students of different states will have to verify it from their particular state.


Medium of Examination, Language

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Yes, Hindi medium paper will be bilingual

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Questions will be displayed on the screen of the Candidate in the chosen default language (English or Hindi). Further, the candidate can also switch/toggle between English or Hindi languages, as the viewing language of any question, anytime during the entire period of the examination. The candidate will also be having the option of changing default QUESTION viewing language anytime during the examination.


Online Application Format

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Candidates have to apply for JEE (Main) April-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. If at any stage, it is found that the candidate has submitted multiple Applications and /or appeared in more than one date/shift, then the candidature will be cancelled and legal action will be taken including debarring in all future examinations conducted by NTA.

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Payment of fee by Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI/PayTM The candidate has to select Debit card/Credit card/Net banking etc. 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 amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.

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Name of the candidate and date on which the photograph is taken is to be mentioned on the  photograph, but in case uploaded photograph does not have name and date, the form will not be rejected and no correction is required in such a case.

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Such candidates can enter the mobile number against the field of landline number.



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Upload the Class XII marks statement.

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No. You are not eligible to write JEE (Advanced) 2020.

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Yes. You are eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2020, provided you satisfy all other eligibility criteria.

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If the aggregate marks scored by two or more candidates are the same, then the following tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks:

  • Step 1: Candidates having higher positive marks will be awarded higher rank. If the tie breaking criterion at Step 1 fails to break the tie, then the following criterion at Step 2 will be followed.
  • Step 2: Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Mathematics. If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Physics. If there is a tie even after this, candidates will be assigned the same rank.