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Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains- January 2020





Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains- January 2020 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) twice for admission to Undergraduate Programs in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), etc. in the next academic year (2020-2021). Examinations will be held in “Computer Based Test” (CBT) Mode only, except that the Drawing Test for B.Arch. will be held in “Pen & Paper” (offline) mode. A candidate may appear in B.E./B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning depending upon the course/s he/she wishes to pursue. The student’s best of the two NTA scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.




  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)/ Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
  • Bachelor of Planning (B.Planning)


Eligibility Criteria


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.

Academic Qualification

B.E./ B.Tech: Candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
B.Arch: Candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.
B.Planning: Candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics

Percentage Required

Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through Central Seat Allocation Board: Admission to B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Arch/ B.Planning. Courses in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12thclass examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class/ Qualifying examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class/ qualifying examination.

Admission to B.Arch & B.Planning course other than NITs, IIITs, CFTIs: No candidate shall be admitted to architecture course unless she/he has passed an examination at the end of the qualifying examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination

For B.Planning, the candidates should have passed qualifying examination with 50 % marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination.

For more information click the link given below





In case of institutes run by Central Government,10% of the seats are reserved for Category General-Economically Weaker Section(GEN-EWS), 15% of the seats are reserved for the category Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% for the category Scheduled Tribe (ST) and 27% for the category Other Backward Classes belonging to the “ Non Creamy layer” (OBC-NCL). Each category will have 5% reservations for Persons with Disabilities (PwD)


How to Apply


Step 1: Candidates have to register themselves through NTA Website

Click here to apply


Step 2: Candidate have to fill the application form
Step 3: Upload Scanned Images of Candidate’s Photograph and Candidate’s Signature
Step 4: Pay the examination fee through Debit/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/ UPI/ PAYTM

Click here to see how to apply in detail


Examination Pattern


B.E./ B.Tech

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics



  • Mathematics
  • Aptitude Test
  • Drawing Test



  • Mathematics
  • Aptitude Test
  • Planning based Question


Click here to see syllabus

Admit Card

Candidates can download the admit card from the NTA website from 6 December 2019


Important dates


  • Online application start date: 3rd September 2019
  • Last date to apply: 30th September 2019
  • Correction in particulars: 11th October to 17th October 2019
  • Admit Card: 6th December 2019
  • Date of Examination: 6th January to 11th January 2020