JEE Main FAQs

Candidates having queries about the entrance exam can look into JEE Main 2020 Frequently Asked Questions given in this page. The question and answers provided here will be helpful to the aspirants in clearing their doubts regarding the exam.

These question discussed here are some of the most common queries that tend to be in the minds of students who are looking forward to appearing in JEE Main 2020.

  1. Will the JEE Main examination be offline or online? 

Ans: JEE Main 2020 will be a Computer Based Test and will be conducted through Online mode only. 

  1. What is the eligibility for JEE Main 2020? Who is eligible?

Ans: Some of the main eligibility criteria include:

  • Only those candidates who have passed their class 12th examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018, 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 exam.
  • Candidates who have passed Class XII/qualifying examination in 2017 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2020 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE Main 2020. 
  • Candidates who appeared in Class XII/ equivalent qualifying examination in 2017, did not pass in 2017, but passed in 2018 are not eligible to appear in JEE Main 2020. 
  • There is no age limit for appearing in the JEE Main 2020 examination. The candidates who have passed XII examination in 2017, 2018 or appearing in 2019 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE Main examination 2019. The candidates should satisfy themselves about the eligibility of age limit requirements of the Institutes in which he/she is desirous of taking admission. 
  1. If a student has passed in 2019 and appears for improvement in 2020. Is she/he eligible to appear for JEE Main 2020? 

Ans: Yes, the candidate is eligible.

  1. What is the eligibility criteria for the Improvement Candidates /Institution Abroad/NIOS? 

Ans: If a candidate has passed Class 12th/ Equivalent qualifying examination from one state but appeared for improvement from another State, his/her state code of eligibility will be from where he/she has originally passed Class 12th/ equivalent qualifying examination and not the State from where he/she has appeared for improvement. 

Indian nationals passing the equivalent qualifying examination from an institution abroad, the State of Eligibility will be determined on the basis of permanent address in India as given in the Passport of the candidate. Candidates passing/appearing class 12th from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to the State in which the study centre is located. The state of eligibility is not applicable for the candidates belonging to Nepal /Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO. 

  1. Do candidates with disabilities get any provisions? 

Ans: Yes, they get some provisions. Such candidates can go through the JEE Main Information Bulletin and check the details there.

  1. How many times can a student appear for JEE Main in a year? 

Ans: Since JEE Main is conducted twice in a year students can write the exam two times in one year. Meanwhile, as per the eligibility for appearing in JEE Main, candidates are allowed to appear in JEE Main for three consecutive years. 

  1. Can Diploma Students appear in JEE Main?

Ans: Yes, diploma holders are eligible to appear for IIT JEE 2020. However, they will be considered as 12th passed candidates. No admission will be given in the second year of engineering in IITs. Diploma holders can appear in JEE Main and if they qualify they will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced exam.

  1. How is the Normalization of score done in JEE Main? 

Ans: The normalization process across sections is based on the percentile score. Candidates are awarded percentile scores and these are scores based on the relative performance of all those who appear for the examination. The marks obtained by each candidate are transformed into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of the exam.

  1. How to apply for JEE Main? 

Ans: Students can apply for JEE Main by visiting the website www.nta.ac.in. They can fill the application form and submit it online. Applications fees have to be paid. However, candidates should check the eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance exam.

  1. Will photos without name and date be accepted? 

Ans: If any candidate has uploaded the photograph without date and time, it will still be accepted. However, there are chances that a student may face some inconvenience later.

  1. What contact details should an NRI Candidate provide in the form?

Ans: Such category candidates can fill in the details of their relatives from India.

  1. If the transaction fails during the payment of Registration fees, what should a candidate do?

Ans: In such a case, candidates have to pay the fees online via e-Challan. Make sure to get a copy of the e-Challan statement. Meanwhile, that amount if it was deducted during the failed transaction will be reverted back to the candidate’s account.

  1. Is there any way to check the status of my JEE Main 2020 examination fees?

Ans: Candidates can easily check the status of fee payment at the NTA website (www.jeemain.nic.in). Candidates can take a printout of the confirmation page after paying their fees and also ensure the OK fee status in the website. 

  1. Will an application be rejected if a candidate has filled multiple or duplicate JEE Main application forms? 

Ans: Yes, multiple forms lead to cancellation or rejection of the JEE Main Application Form.

  1. Will the JEE 2020 exams be tough since the National Testing Agency is conducting the exam? 

Ans: Not exactly. Since there is no change in the JEE Main 2020 syllabus or the exam pattern, the exam will be in the same format. However, JEE Main has always been a challenging exam with tricky questions. Candidates need to prepare smartly and effectively for the exam. Those who prepare well should find the exam easy to crack. 

  1. Has the syllabus changed for JEE Main 2020?

Ans: No, the syllabus remains the same. 

  1. When will JEE Main 2020 (2nd Phase) be conducted? 

Ans: It will be conducted in the mother of September from 1-6th. This is the latest date announced by the exam authorities.

  1. Can I use a calculator during the examination? 

Ans: No. Candidates are not permitted to carry or bring calculators or any other electronic device in the examination centre.

  1. I don’t have much computer knowledge or sat for any online examination. How can I prepare myself for the examination? 

Ans: NTA will be allocating Test Practice Centers (TPCs) that will allow candidates to have free practice sessions and also get a feel of the real exam. You can visit these centres and get familiar with the setup.  

  1. Is it necessary to appear for both the JEE Main Examination sessions?

Ans: No, it is not necessary. Candidates can appear for one or both the January and April session of JEE Main. If candidates appear for both the sessions, the best score from the two exams would be taken for the preparation of the merit list. 

  1. Will there be any changes in the JoSSA counselling process? 

Ans: As of now, there seems to be no change announced regarding JoSSA counselling process. Any new notification or changes will be updated on our website.