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JEE MAIN 2020: LATEST UPDATES, Admit Card, Answer Key

JEE Main( Joint Entrance Examinations) is a national examination held twice a year. The 1st leg of the examination was held between January 6 to 9th, 2020, and the results were declared on 17th January(paper 1) and 23rd January(paper 2).

JEE Main 2020 is a computer-based test for admissions into B.Tech/B.E, B.Arch and B.Planning courses offered by the top participating institutes- 31 NITs, 25 IIITs, and 28 other Government aided technical colleges. Other private colleges also take these marks into account during their admissions procedure.

The NTA sets the eligibility criteria, that is the marks required for the candidate to sit for the JEE Advanced 2020 which grants admission to the IITs- the top technical colleges in the country.

LATEST UPDATES AND HIGHLIGHTS:

  • JEE Main 2020 registration process is complete and was reopened from May 19 to May 24, 2020. The online forms were available on the official website https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx/Welcome.aspx
  • The exam dates for JEE Main 2020 have been shifted from 5-11th April 2020 to 18 to 23rd July 2020 keeping in mind the recent Covid-19 pandemic situation.
  • The Admit card details and the Centre of the examination will be declared 15 days before the exam starts, on the official website: nta.nic.in
  • It has been declared that eligibility and other criteria remain the same.
  • The JEE Main 2020 Application form correction facility has also concluded and it was held from May 25 to 30th, 2020. The students had the option to change their choice of exam centers.
  • The application fee was increased this year.
  • This year all payments were online in nature, unlike previous years.
  • The total number of questions has been reduced and numerical questions have been introduced. Paper 2 is for B.Arch and B.Planning students. For B.Planning students, the drawing section has been replaced by planning questions.
  • For further updates, visit the official website of NTA as mentioned above.

JEE MAIN 2020 ADMIT CARD

The JEE Main admit card will be released 15 days before the exam starts. The JEE Main 2nd leg is to be held from July 18-23rd. Hence the admit cards should be available from the first week of July.

  • Candidates can download the Jee Main 2020 admit card from the official website:: nta.nic.in
  • The hardcopy of this admits card should be carried by the candidate to the exam center on the day of the examination. Without this, the candidate will not be allowed to sit for the examination.

The details are given on the JEE Main 2020 admit card include:

Details mentioned in the JEE Main Admit Card 2020

  • Applicant’s name
  • Application number
  • Roll number
  • Father’s name
  • Course name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Category
  • State of eligibility
  • Candidate’s photograph
  • PwD Status
  • Test city and center code
  • Date and shift of examination
  • Paper (Paper-I/Paper-II/Paper-III)
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Candidate and parent signature
  • Important instructions

Below we have attached a snapshot of an admit card of JEE Main 2020.

JEE MAIN 2020 SYLLABUS

Paper 1 is for B.Tech/ B.E candidates and it has 3 subjects in it- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

  • The Mathematics part consists of the Class 11-12 syllabus along with a few extra topics. It consists of 100 marks with 25 questions in it, each of 4 marks. Each incorrect answer leads to a deduction of 1 mark. Not attempting does not deduct any marks.
  • The Physics part also consists of 25 questions. There is a weightage distribution of 80% importance given to the theoretical part of the syllabus, and 20% weightage given to the practical part of the syllabus. The marking scheme remains the same.
  • The Chemistry paper also consists of around 25 questions and is divided into 3 parts- Organic chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, and Physical chemistry. It is said by topper students and experts to focus on any 2 sections and scoring full marks in those 2 sections for maximum efficiency.

The paper 2 is for B.Arch and B.Planning students.

REFERENCE BOOKS

Studying and preparing for JEE Main is probably the biggest race in India right now, and coaching centers like FITJEE and AKASH earn millions helping students to prepare for this exam and take admission to their dream college.

However, these are some of the books you should keep with you if you want to do well in JEE Main 2020 as recommended by toppers and experts:

Chemistry:

  • NCERT Chemistry for class 11 and 12 (basic)
  • Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by RC Mukherjee
  • Organic Chemistry by OP Tandon
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee

Physics:

  • Concepts of Physics by HC Verma (basic)
  • Understanding Physics by DC Pandey
  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

Mathematics:

  • Objective Mathematics by RD Sharma (basic)
  • Plane Trigonometry by SL Loney
  • Play with Graphs by Amit M Agarwal
  • Differential Calculus by Amit M Agarwal
  • Integral Calculus by Amit M Agarwal

JEE MAIN 2020 EXAM PAPERS

It is a proven phenomenon that the only way to do well in JEE Main is by solving previous years’ papers. This not only helps in revising the topics, it also increases speed, precision and also helps students to gain precious exam paper solving skills.

The answer key of this year’s paper, as well as download links of the previous year’s papers and answer keys, is given there too.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • The passing-out year for the student should be between 2018-2020.
  • Each candidate can take the JEE Main exam up to 3 times.
  • General category student should have 75% marks in physics, chemistry, and mathematics while Quota students should have 65%
  • There is no age limit.
  • The reservation criteria include: 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST, 27% for OBC and 3% for PwD candidates.

WHAT TO DO IF THE STUDENT FORGETS HIS/HER APPLICATION NUMBER?

Follow the simple steps mentioned below to retrieve the application number of JEE Main –

First, visit the official website of JEE Main: jeemain.nta.nic.in

  • Click on the option that indicates ‘Forgot Application Number’
  • Enter the ‘Candidate Name’, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth and Security PIN
  • Now, click on ‘Get Application Number’
  • You will receive the application number on your mobile, and the same shall be displayed on the screen.
  • It is advisable to save the application number for future reference.

TIPS EVERY CANDIDATE SHOULD REMEMBER:

  • Keep your basics very clear. NCERT and other basic books that are studied at a board level are to be thoroughly studied.
  • The last few days should be kept only for problem-solving and solving model test papers. Studying new topics then only increases confusion.
  • Solve Previous year papers. This will help you realize the topics that JEE likes to focus on.
  • Know your strong points well. And know your weak points better. Only if you are very sure, select the answer. Or else there is a possibility that you might end up getting negative marking.

BE SAFE, AND BEST OF LUCK TO ALL STUDENTS!

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