JEE Main 2020

JEE Main is a computer-based online test conducted by National Testing Agency for students aspiring to pursue undergraduate courses in top engineering institutes in India. It is the first phase of the IIT Joint Entrance Exam. The examination is conducted in two sessions and candidates can take the exam either in the month of January or in April. The candidates can further opt to appear for one exam or both the exams. The better of two NTA scores will be considered by the exam conducting authority in preparing the ranks/merit list.

More significantly, students are granted admission to IITs, CFITs, NITs, and other Government funded technical institutes based on the marks obtained in JEE Main. Also, the top 2,24,000 students from JEE Main will qualify to appear for JEE Advanced.

JEE Main 2020 will comprise of three papers. Paper 1 will be for students who are planning to take B.Tech courses, whereas Paper 2 will be B.Arch programs and Paper 3 will be for B.Planning courses. NTA has introduced the new exam pattern for the upcoming 2020 exam. Meanwhile, the registration and application process for the January session starts in September and for the April session, it usually begins in the month of February. Students appearing for class 12 board exams with Physics and Maths as their compulsory subjects are eligible to appear for JEE Main 2020. 2018-19 pass-outs are also eligible to appear for this exam. However, before applying for the exam candidates should fulfill the JEE Main eligibility criteria. Failing to do so will result in the rejection of the application.

In JEE Main, the difficulty level of exam lies between moderate to tough. If we look at the previous year papers and break it down subject-wise, the Chemistry section is usually the easiest while Physics is found to be on a moderate level. Mathematics can be considered to be the toughest. In comparison to JEE Advanced, most of the questions in JEE Main are straightforward and NCERT based. However, a few tricky questions are also present and they are designed to test each candidate’s understanding of the concepts as well as their analytical skills.

NTA has set up several practice centres to familiarise students with the JEE Main examination. All the exam specifications like the paper pattern, syllabus, marking scheme, fee structure remains unchanged.

JEE Main Latest Updates

JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates / Schedule Announced

NTA (National Testing Agency) has just revealed the exam dates for JEE Main 2020. According to the official notification:

  • The first session will be conducted from 6th to 11th January.
  • The second session will be held from 3rd to 9th April.

New Changes Introduced in JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

For 2020, the exam authority has introduced a few changes in the JEE Main exam pattern. These include;

  • The total number of questions in JEE Main 2020 question paper has been reduced from 90 questions to 75 questions. Additionally, each section will now consist of 25 question instead of 30 questions. Here, 20 will be MCQ type and 5 will be numerical type questions.
  • There will be three papers for JEE Main. A separate paper has been added for B.Planning courses. The paper will consist of 100 questions in total.
  • JEE Main Paper 2 for B.Arch will consist of a total number of 77 questions.

Students can now take any one paper, or two, or all three papers, according to their choice. Meanwhile, the registrations for the January session has already begun. Students can check the details below.

 Check: All Important JEE Main 2020 Official Notifications

JEE Main 2020 Overview

Name of Exam JEE Main
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Total Marks 360 Marks
Total Attempts Twice a year
Examination Category Undergraduate Level Exam
Exam Conducting Authority NTA (National Testing Agency)
Purpose Admissions to 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 GFTIs
Mode of Examination Computer-based
Total Slots 8 slots for each January and April Exam
Test Centres To be notified (India and Abroad)
JEE Main Official Website

JEE Main 2020 Important Dates

The important dates for JEE Main 2020 have been released by NTA. As per the examination notification, the first and second session of JEE Main exam will be conducted in the first and second week of January and April 2020. Below we have provided the exam dates for both January and April sessions:

JEE Main 2020 January Exam

Events Important Dates
Availability of Online Application Form September 3rd, 2019
Availability of Admit Card December 3rd week, 2019
JEE Main Exam Date January 6th to 11th, 2020
Release of Answer Keys January 3rd week, 2020
Results Declaration 31st January 2020

JEE Main 2020 April Exam

Events Important Dates
Availability of Online Application Form February 2nd week 2020
Availability of Admit Card March 3rd week 2020
JEE Main Exam Date April 3rd to 9th, 2020
Release Answer Keys April Last week 2020
Results Declaration April Last week 2020
JoSAA Counselling June 2020

What is JEE Main and Why You Should Take it?

JEE Main is a standardized test that is conducted across different states in India. The exam is held at an undergraduate level for offering admissions in some of the best engineering and technical institutions that are Government funded or privately owned. The top reasons for taking the exam are:

  • It is the only platform for engineering aspirants to land a seat in some of the premier technical institutes.
  • JEE Main is the first step for IIT aspirants to get admission in top IITs and other colleges across the country through JEE Advanced.

JEE Main 2020 Registration

The exam authority usually opens the registration process for JEE Main January session in the month of September. For 2020, the registration is staring from September 3rd 2019. The last date to submit the online application form is kept as 30th September.  Candidates can register for JEE Main 2020 via online mode only by visiting the official website. They also have to pay the application fees. Candidates are suggested to check all the academic and personal details thoroughly before submitting the application form.

NTA will be announcing the dates for the April session and we will update the page accordingly.

How to Fill JEE Main 2020 Application Form?

Students to keep a few things in mind while filling the application form. Firstly, the application form other than online mode will not be accepted. Candidates can submit only one application. Multiple submissions will be rejected. They can follow the given steps for successfully submitting the online application form.

Step 1: Visit the official website ( and register for the online form. Make a note of the application number. It will be required to generate the password and for future correspondence.

Step 2: Log in to the portal using the application number and password and access the application form.

Step 3: Start filling in the form and type in all the required details.

Step 4: Upload the scanned copy of the documents containing the signature and also photographs.

Step 5: Payment of JEE Main 2020 Exam Fees – online or offline payment.

  • Offline Payment: Download the e-challan and transfer the fee amount at any branch of ICICI Bank, Syndicate Bank, or Canara Bank.
  • Online Payment: Using Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, SBI Buddy Wallet, PAYTM, UPI, and Cash Cards.

Step 6: Take a print out of the acknowledgement or confirmation page.

Things Candidates Should Keep Ready Before Filling The Form

Before filling of the online application form candidates should keep the following things ready.

  • PC with a good internet connection.
  • Details of qualification.
  • Scanned copy of passport photograph. It has to be clear, in JPG/JPEG format and the image size has to be between 10 kb–200 kb.
  • Digital copy of the candidate’s signature in JPG/JPEG format with the image size between 4 kb–30 kb.
  • Working e-mail id.
  • Valid mobile number.
  • A printer to print the confirmation page.

NTA will also provide a one-time correction facility to make all the required changes in the form. For the new session, the correction window will be opened from 11th – 17th October 2019. Additional fees have to be paid.

Note: As per the official notification, no correction will be allowed after the submission of the final application. Moreover, candidates have to know that no change will be accepted even if they send a request by post, fax, email, or by hand.

JEE Main Application Fee

The application fee for the January session can be paid between 3rd September to 1st of October. The final financial transaction can be done up to 11:50 pm.

Fee payable for January JEE (Main)– 2020 In India Outside India







General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL)  Boys-Rs 650/- Girls- Rs 325/- Boys-Rs 3000/- Girls- Rs 1500/-
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Boys-Rs 325/- Girls- Rs 325/-  Boys-Rs 1500/- Girls- Rs 1500/-

B.E./B.Tech & B. Arch 



B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning


B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch & B.Planning 


B.Arch & B.Planning

General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL)  Boys-Rs 1300/- Girls- Rs 650/- Boys-Rs 6000/- Girls- Rs 3000/
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender  Boys-Rs 650/- Girls- Rs 650/-  Boys-Rs 3000/- Girls- Rs 3000/- 

If all the steps are not completed then the online application form will stand invalid. It will be dropped and no information will be released in this account. In addition, request for refund of fee will also be rejected. On the other hand, NTA can use the data gathered for research and analysis purpose.

JEE Main 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The JEE Main eligibility criteria mentions all the terms and conditions that aspirants should satisfy in order to be eligible for the exam. Hence, to avoid rejection in later stages, the students go through and understand the eligibility criteria before registering for the exam. We have highlighted some of the important ones below.

Age Limit: There is no age limit for candidates who wish to appear for JEE Main 2020 January and April exams. However, candidates must note that the IITs can set age criteria for admissions. The details are usually published in the JEE Advanced 2020 Information Brochure.

Qualifying Exam: Irrespective of the age the applicant can qualify if they have cleared their class 12th or any equivalent exam such as a two-year Pre-University exam, Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy exam, senior secondary school examination, Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination, amongst others.

Year: Students should have appeared for the exam in 2018 or 2019.  Those who are appearing in their class 12th examination in 2020 are eligible to appear in January JEE Main 2020 examination.

Criteria For admissions in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs: The candidate must secure 75% Marks in their class 12 board exams or should be within the top 20 percentile of their respective boards. For reserved category candidates, the minimum percentage required for admissions in NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs is 65%.

Qualifying Marks: There is no minimum pass percentage for appearing in JEE Main exam. However, the applicants must pass their class 12 board or other equivalent examination.

Subjects Pursued in the Qualifying Exam:

B.E or B.Tech Courses B.Arch/ B.Planning Courses

1. Physics


2. Mathematics

3. Language Subject

4. Anyone of Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject

5. Any Optional subject

1. Physics


2. Language Subject

3. Mathematics (Compulsory Subject)

4. Anyone of Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Technical Vocational Subject

5. Any Optional subject

Total Attempts: The candidates can appear for JEE Main for three consecutive years.

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main Paper 2 and 3

  • The Diploma holders are not eligible for this exam.
  • The candidate must have secured 50% marks in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry along with 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.
  • Mathematics is compulsory for candidates applying for B.Arch./B.Planning courses.

JEE Main Reservation Criteria

The examination authority follows the reservation criteria laid by the government of India for granting admissions through JEE Main. All India ranks will be provided based on the categorical reservation policy. The percentage reservations of categories for admissions through JEE Main are as follows:

Category Reservation
OBC candidates 27% reservation
SC candidates 15% reservation
ST candidates 7.5% reservation
PwD candidates 5% reservation
GEN-EWS candidates 10% reservation
Women candidates 5% reservation
Home State Quota 50% of seats in NITs

This reservation applies to institutes run by the Central Government. For reservation details regarding a participating institute, candidates can check in the details with that particular institute.

 Click here to know the complete eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

Knowing the JEE Main exam pattern is vital for candidates who want to have a smooth preparation for JEE. It helps students develop a clear idea of the marking scheme, distribution of questions, sectional weightage and exam duration. There is a new pattern for 2020 JEE Main exam. There are three papers instead of two. Paper 1 is for students aspiring for B.E./B.Tech courses in NITs, IIITs, DTU, and other GFTIs whereas Paper 2 is for B.Arch. Paper 3 is for B.Planning courses offered by these institutes.

Understanding the exam pattern enables candidates to gain a valuable opinion about the whole exam structure. Therefore, for better results, students are advised to get a complete overview of the paper pattern and devise a suitable study plan or strategy.

JEE Main Paper 1 comprises of Maths, Physics, and Chemistry whereas Paper 2 has Maths, Aptitude, and Drawing Test. Paper 3 will consist of Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning based questions. The candidates can opt for either one or both the papers. NTA has also reduced the number of questions in Paper 1. Now there are 75 questions instead of 90 questions and the total marks allotted is also 300.

All the Papers are entirely computer-based online test whereas Paper 2 drawing section is conducted offline in a pen and paper-based mode. The exam duration for all the Papers is 3 hours.

JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 (B.E or B.Tech Courses)

  • Exam Mode: Computer-based offline exam. The students will have to mark their responses on already downloaded answer sheets.
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • The Questions will be from topics covered in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.
  • Nature of Questions:  Objective type multiple-choice questions as well as numerical based questions.
  • The paper will have a total of 75 questions (300 marks) with 25 questions from each subject – Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.

JEE Main Paper 1 Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • No marks are given for questions left unattempted.
  • Marking scheme for numerical based questions includes 4 marks for the correct answer. There is no negative marking even for incorrect answers.
  • Only one response has to be filled in, more than one response will be judged as a wrong answer and will result in negative marking.

JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 (B.Arch Courses)

  • Exam Mode: Offline Exam
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • The Questions will be from topics covered in Maths, General Aptitude, and Drawing Skills.
  • Mathematics will consist of MCQs and questions for which answer is a numerical value. Aptitude will also have MCQs. Drawing test will evaluate the sketching and drawing skills.
  • The Aptitude Test consists of 50 questions (200 marks). Maths section consists of 25 questions (100 marks) and the Drawing test comprises of 2 questions (100 marks).

JEE Main Paper 2 Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer in Maths and Aptitude section, 4 marks will be awarded while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • There is no negative marking for Drawing questions.

JEE Main 2020 Paper 3 (B.Planning Courses)

  • Exam Mode: Offline Exam
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours
  • The Questions will be from topics covered in Maths, General Aptitude, and Planning skills.
  • Mathematics and Aptitude will have single correct objective type multiple-choice questions. Planning based question will also be MCQ type.
  • The Aptitude Test consists of 50 questions (200 marks). Maths section consists of 25 questions (100 marks) and the Planning test comprises of 25 questions (100 marks).

JEE Main Paper 2 Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • 4 marks will be awarded for the correct answer in numerical based question. No negative marking is given.

JEE Main Syllabus 2020

While the JEE Main syllabus is mainly mapped according to the NCERT textbooks, NTA does prescribe a separate syllabus for JEE. It comprises of topics that are covered in class 11th and 12th standard including subjects such as Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Students can also refer subject wise detailed syllabus of JEE Main from the links given below.

The questions asked in the JEE Main exam are easy but require a lot of smart work, practice and effective preparation. One of the major challenges generally faced by students is the time constraint. To overcome this, students need to develop adept problem-solving skills as well as time management skills to ensure the successful completion of the examination. Moreover, before starting their preparations students should acquire an in-depth and clear understanding of each and every topic covered in the syllabus of JEE Main 2020. 

Therefore, candidates should read the syllabus at least once before studying. This exercise will help them gain insight into all the important chapters or topics that they should focus on. Additionally, they can formulate a proper study plan accordingly.

Having said that, here is the subject wise break down of important chapters for JEE Main 2020. Students need to pay proper attention to these chapters to ace the examination.

Important Chapters for JEE Main

Maths Physics Chemistry
Vectors Ray Optics Gaseous and Liquid State
3D Geometry Thermodynamics Atomic Structure
Sequence and Series Semiconductors Chemical Kinetics
Determinant and Matrices EM Waves Electrochemistry
Circles Gravitation Chemical Bonding
Straight Lines Magnetism Surface Chemistry
Definite Integral Alternating Current Coordination Compound
Probability Distribution Wave Optics D Block Elements
Functions Electromagnetic Induction Aromatic Compounds
Limits and Continuity Oscillations Alkyl Halides
Conic Sections Kinematics P Block Elements
Application of Derivatives Rotation Thermodynamics
Quadratic Equation Current Electricity Isomerism
Complex Numbers Electrostatics General Organic Chemistry
Binomial Theorem Magnetic Effects of Current Carboxylic Acids
Area under the Curve Properties of Matter Aldehydes and Ketones
Differentiability Bohr’s Atomic Model Nuclear Chemistry
Waves and Sound

Students can also check our JEE Main study material which covers all the important topics included in the syllabus with a detailed explanation of the concepts, solved examples and frequently asked questions.

JEE Main Study Material

JEE Main 2020 Mock Test

Since JEE Main exam can be taken only in the computer-based online test, therefore, the conducting authority has set up several practice centres to help the engineering aspirants get acquainted with the exam format.

Students can access the mock test for JEE Main online by visiting the link. They can also visit the practice centres set up by the National Testing Agency and take the test. They can train themselves for the “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode of examinations. Experienced and professional Nodal officer and staff are available at the TPC. Candidates can take their help and clear their doubts regarding the exam.

The benefit of taking the mock test is that the pattern of the test is similar or exact to the real JEE Main exam. Therefore, it will have a good impact on the preparation as well as the performance of the candidates.

Importance of JEE Main Mock Test

  • Practising mock tests will help candidates get familiar with the type of questions, marks distribution, difficulty level and the topics relevant to the examination.
  • It helps to evaluate the performance before the final examination. From an in-depth evaluation of the section-wise performance report, a suitable JEE Main preparation strategy can be planned.
  • Regular practice of mock tests increases the speed and accuracy of students in completing the exam. It familiarizes them with the real exam scenario and drives away any nervousness for the test.

JEE Main Answer Keys

Soon after the examination, National Testing Agency also releases or publishes the set wise answer keys representing the correct options of all the questions asked in JEE Main.

With the help of these answer keys, students can calculate their expected scores before the results are announced. After successful completion of the exam, the official link for answer keys will be made available on the website using which the applicants can download and access the documents.

Click Here to Practice JEE Main Sample Papers

How to download JEE Main Answer Keys?

To download the answer keys, open the official link published by the conducting authority. Submit your application number and password followed by the selection of your date and slot of JEE Main examination. The answer keys will be displayed. The students can also download it for future references.

Challenging JEE Main Answer Keys: Initially, the provisional answer keys are released. After comparing the results applicants can raise their objections. This should be done within certain time frame. After considering all the valid objections, the final answer keys of JEE Main are announced.

JEE Main Question Paper with Solutions and Answer keys

Along with the mock tests, students are also advised to practice previous year’s JEE Main question papers to boost their success rate in such a highly competitive entrance exam. Students can also directly download the JEE Main question paper PDFs with answer keys and solutions from the given links.

JEE Main Marks vs Ranks

We have prepared a predicted range of JEE Main Marks vs Ranks from the previous year’s trend. Engineering aspirants can check marks vs expected ranks from the table provided below.

JEE Main Score Range Expected Ranks
336 Marks to 360 Marks Rank 1 to 20
310 Marks to 335 Marks Rank 21 to 225
251 Marks to 300 Marks Rank 226 to 1,492
201 Marks to 250 Marks Rank 1,493 to 5,752
151 Marks to 200 Marks Rank 5753 to 18,377

They can also check out the JEE Main Rank Predictor page for further details.

JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

The JEE Main admit card is an important piece of document that candidates should keep it in a safe place. It contains all the essential information like exam centre, timings, candidate’s roll number, preferences, personal details, etc. The candidates registered for JEE Main 2020 exam can download the admit card for January and April exam tentatively in December and March respectively. The exam authority will send a notification when the hall tickets are made available.

The admit card is mandatory for appearing in JEE Main exam. All the students are required to present the admit card while reporting at the allocated centre and failure of which might lead to the disqualification of the registered candidate. In essence, they will not be allowed to enter the exam centre.

The candidates can download JEE Main admit card by submitting the following details.

  • Application Number
  • JEE Main Login Password
  • Security Pin

Candidates should check the admit card thoroughly and in case of any discrepancy, they should submit their query to the authorities.

JEE Main 2020 Results

The results of JEE Main is declared by NTA. For 2020 exam it will be released tentatively in the months of February and May. The results of JEE Main exam conducted in January will likely be declared in February 1st week and the results of the exam conducted in April will be declared in the 1st week of May.

For students appearing in both the phases of JEE Main, the better of the two results will be taken into consideration while preparing the final rank.

How to Check JEE Main Results?

  • Open JEE Main result portal
  • Enter your roll number and date of birth
  • Click the Submit button

The results will be displayed on the screen. Students are advised to download the scorecard for future references, especially for the counselling and admission process.

Details Mentioned in JEE Main Scorecard

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Nationality and Category of Candidate
  • Marks obtained in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry
  • Total marks obtained
  • All India Rank and Category Rank
  • JEE Advanced Qualifying Status

JEE Main 2020 Cutoff Marks

Soon after the exam, National Testing Agency also declares the JEE Main cutoff marks along with the detailed results comprising of subject wise marks secured, All India Rank, category rank and the qualifying status for JEE Advanced.

However, based on the cutoff marks, candidates are shortlisted for counselling. The cutoff marks for JEE Main 2020 will be determined by the following factors.

  • Total candidates appeared
  • The difficulty level of questions
  • The overall performance of the students
  • The cutoff trends of previous years

Previous Year’s JEE Main Cutoff Trends

Category 2019 2018 2017
General 89.75 Marks 74 Marks 81 Marks
OBC NCL 74.31 Marks 45 Marks 49 Marks
Scheduled Caste 54.01 Marks 29 Marks 32 Marks
Scheduled Tribe 44.33 Marks 24 Marks 27 Marks

JEE Main 2020 Counselling Procedure

Joint Seat Allocation Authority is set by the HRD Ministry to regulate the admission process for IITs, IIITs, NITs, and government-funded technical institutes. The students qualifying JEE Main will be able to apply for NITs, IIITs and CFTIs through JoSAA counselling.

The seat allocation in the preferred technical institute is done based on the merit, eligibility, preferences and seat availability. The qualifying students are required to register for JoSAA counselling whose registrations will commence after the declaration of the results.

JoSAA Participating Institutes

A total of 97 engineering institutes comprising of 23 IITs, 31NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 GFTIs participate in the seat allocation procedure through JoSAA.

S.No Name of Institutes Total Colleges Total Seats
1. Indian Institute of Technology 23 Colleges 10,988 Seats
2. National Institute of Technology 31 Colleges 17,868 Seats
3. Indian Institute of Information Technology 23 Colleges 3,433 Seats
4. Government Funded Technical Institutes 20 Colleges 3,919 Seats

Admission in a top NIT college is a dream for every JEE Main aspirant. However, to grab a seat in NIT colleges demands a meritorious rank. The leading NIT institutes include NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy, NIT Surathkal, NIT Rourkela, and MNNIT Allahabad.

Top 10 NIT Colleges

S.No. Institute Location Total Seats
1. NIT Trichy Tamil Nadu 814 Seats
2. NIT Rourkela Odisha 850 Seats
3. NIT Surathkal Karnataka 740 Seats
4. NIT Warangal Telangana 800 Seats
5. Motilal Nehru NIT Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 814 Seats
6. Visvesvaraya NIT Nagpur, Maharashtra 746 Seats
7. NIT Calicut Kerala 937 Seats
8. Sardar Vallabhbhai NIT Surat, Gujarat 873 Seats
9. NIT Silchar Assam 632 Seats
10. NIT Durgapur West Bengal 672 Seats

Other technical institutes like DTU (Delhi Technical University), NSIT Delhi, IIIT Delhi are excluded from JoSAA counselling. However, these institutes offer admissions based on JEE Main scorecard and the students are required to apply separately.

Apart from IIITs, NITs and GFTIs several private engineering institutes like BIT Mesra, HBTI Kanpur, Thapar University, Assam University, Tezpur University, JAYPEE Institute, and LNMIIT Jaipur offer admission based on the marks in JEE Main exam.

JEE Main 2019 analysis by IIT JEE experts Available here!

How To Prepare For JEE Main 2020?

For most of the students, coaching classes are considered to be one of the main solutions to secure a good ranking. However, an aspirant can achieve their desired result without coaching provided they put in a fair amount of effort and develop an effective preparation strategy.

Candidates need to devise a well-organised study plan. Furthermore, they need to have a smart approach to everything. They need to learn what the exam is all about, read the syllabus, use the right study materials, practice solving questions, etc. They should also be mentally and physically fit to write the exam. In any case, we have listed some of the key tips that will help each candidate to boost their JEE Main preparation.

JEE Main Preparation Tips

  • Begin from scratch – Fundamentals play a vital role in JEE Main. Always concentrate on structuring and understanding the basics for all the subjects. When the basics are strong, learning becomes easier.
  • Prepare a timetable – JEE Main preparation curriculum is extensive. Hence, it should be scheduled to gain the best results. Split the syllabus into different parts according to your benefit. It can be limited to a chapter or a unit. Follow the timetable and avoid distractions in between.
  • Know the syllabus and pattern – For better preparations, the most significant factor is to keep oneself updated with the complete syllabus along with the paper pattern.
  • Befriend books – For JEE Main preparations, NCERT textbooks are a must, no matter which subject it is. Therefore solve NCERT textbooks before moving to other references. Also, remember to choose the right study resources which will help you study productively.

Best books for JEE Main Preparation

Here is the list of all the relevant textbooks that the students can follow to boost JEE Main preparations.

Subjects Important Books
Mathematics NCERT – Maths XI and XII
S. L. Loney – Trigonometry
S. L. Loney – Coordinate Geometry
Hall and Knight – Higher Algebra
I.A. Maron – Problems in Calculus of One Variable
Chemistry NCERT Books – Class 11 and Class 12
Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur
J.D. Lee (Organic Chemistry)
Morrison and Boyd (Inorganic Chemistry)
Physics H.C. Verma – Concepts of Physics Vol I and II
I.E. Irodov – Problems in General Physics
Halliday, Resnick, and Walker – Fundamentals of Physics
  • Read, Revise and Rehearse – Revise each and every topic that is learned. Do not keep it pending. Be a smart learner. Revision helps the candidates to recall everything that is studied.
  • Take up the Mock tests – Another important key to succeed in JEE Main is to take mock tests. Attend the tests that are released by the official websites. This indeed provides you with an actual feel of writing the online exams.

On a final note, do not compromise on the hard work and perseverance. Choose the best books for JEE preparation and follow the preparation tips as mentioned earlier to secure a meritorious position in the exam.

Importance of NCERT Books for JEE Main 2020

NCERT textbooks are essential as far as cracking JEE Main is concerned. These textbooks allow candidates to have a firm grasp of the fundamental concepts discussed in all three subjects. Let us go through the importance of NCERT curriculum for cracking JEE Main 2020.

JEE Main Chemistry:

NCERT Chemistry textbook is the most help for JEE Main Preparation. Some of the questions from organic and inorganic chemistry are taken directly from the textbook. So, make sure to study these textbooks thoroughly and get enough practice from solving exercises, question papers and mock tests.

JEE Main Maths:

Math is the toughest paper in the exam. Candidates will need more study material to fully master the concepts. However, they can start with this textbook first. The explanation and exercises given in this book will help students improve their analytical and problem-solving skills.

JEE Main Physics:

Physics paper is a bit tricky and the NCERT textbook is of minimal help here. However, the best place to start is still the CBSE curriculum which is based on the NCERT syllabus. Make sure to go through the points to ponder section in the textbook thoroughly.

⇒ Check: Important Physics Formulas for JEE Main

JEE Main 2020 Notifications

JEE Main 2020 Registration Begins from 3rd September

NTA has released the online application form for JEE Main 2020 on its official website The last date to submit the online application form is 30th September 2019.

The examination will be conducted from 6th to 11th of January 2020 and the results for the same will be declared tentatively by 31st of January.

Who all can Apply?

As per the official notification, there is no age limit for candidates. All the candidates who have passed their class 12 board exams in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 can appear for JEE Main 2020.

How to Register for JEE Main 2020?

  • Visit JEE Main official website;
  • Select “Fill Online Application form”
  • Submit all the personal and qualification details
  • Make the payment and download the application form

The students are advised to take a print of the application form for future references.

⇒ NTA declares JEE Main 2019 Results

NTA has announced the JEE Main results 2019 on its official website jeemain.nic. We have highlighted the steps to check the result below. Apart from this, NTA has also released the final answer key for JEE Main exam. A total of 9.3 lakh students appeared for the test of which twenty-four candidates have secured 100 NTA score.

Key Highlights

  • Candidates appeared in both January and April exam: 6,08,440
  • Candidate appeared in the January exam: 8,74,469
  • Candidate appeared in April exam: 8,81,096
  • Unique candidates appeared in JEE Main January and April exam: 11,47,125

To Check JEE Main Results:

  1. Login to JEE Main official website.
  2. Click on JEE Main 2019 Result link.
  3. Submit registration details, roll number, and verification code.

The results will appear on the screen; the students are advised to keep a printout of results for future references.

⇒ JEE Main 2019 exam results delayed, expected to be declared after 30th April

JEE Main results which were supposed to be declared this week are delayed. As per the official notification released by NTA, now the results will be announced after 30th April on its official website. This year JEE Main exam was conducted twice by the National Testing Agency, a newly-formed government organisation.

The exam was held across 370 centres on 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 April in the computer-based online test. Around 9 lakh engineering aspirants appeared for the examination.

⇒ JEE Main Admit Card Released by NTA

NTA has released JEE Main admit card for the exam scheduled in the month of April 2019. The candidates registered for the exam can now download the admit card directly through the official website of JEE Main (

How to Download JEE Main Admit card?

  • Visit the official website.
  • Select JEE Main Admit card
  • Log-in using the password and registration number
  • The admit card will appear on the screen.

The students can download the admit card for future references. In case of any discrepancy, the students should immediately inform the NTA so that all the necessary action can be taken and the revised admit card can be issued to the candidates.

Also, if any candidate is unable to download the Admit card, they can send an email to

⇒ Important Notice for Abroad Students Appearing for JEE Main

National Testing Agency has released an important notice regarding the reporting time for abroad candidates. As per the NTA, the timings mentioned on the JEE Main Admit Card are as per the Indian Standard Time (IST). Also, the candidates must bring a hardcopy of the admit card in the exam centre. Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam without the admit card.