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Joint Entrance Examination (Main) - 2020

Introduction and Scheme of Examination

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization under Society Registration Act 1860 for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions.

The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has entrusted the responsibility of conducting Joint Entrance Examination JEE (Main) to the NTA from 2019 onwards.

Admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI), Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include the performance in the class 12/equivalent qualifying Examination and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main). The (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programs offered by the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs).

About JEE (Main) – 2020

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.

Mode of Examination

JEE (Main)-2020 will be conducted in the following mode:

a) B.E. /B. Tech. in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only. b) B. Arch: Mathematics- Part I and Aptitude Test-Part II in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test –Part III in “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on drawing sheet of A4 size.
c) B.Planning : Mathematics- Part I , Aptitude Test-Part II and Planning Based Questions Part III in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only

Choice of Medium of Question Papers

The medium of Question Paper shall be in English, Hindi and Gujarati. The option of question paper language should be exercised while filling up the Application Form and it cannot be changed at a later stage.

Please note that for correctness of the questions in all the question papers, the English version will be taken as final.


Details of Examination

Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination is given in the table below:

PAPER SUBJECTS TYPE OF QUESTIONS MODE OF EXAMINATION
B.E./B.Tech Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & Questions for which answer is a numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
B. Arch Mathematics – Part I Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & Questions for which answer is a numerical value “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
Aptitude Test – Part II Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Drawing Test – Part III Questions to test drawing aptitude “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on Drawing sheet
B. Planning Mathematics – Part I Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & Questions for which answer is a numerical value “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
Aptitude Test – Part II Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Planning Based Questions - Part III Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Schedule of Events with Dates

EVENTS DATES
On-line submission of Application Form 03.09.2019 to 30.09.2019(up to 11.50 p.m.)
Successful final transaction of fee 03.09.2019 to 01.10.2019 (through Credit/Debit Card/ Net Banking/UPI and PAYTM Service up to 11.50p.m.)
Fee payable for January JEE (Main)– 2020In IndiaOutside India
B.E./B.Tech
or
B.Arch
or
B.Planning
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
or
B.E./B.Tech & B. Planning
or
B.E./B.Tech, B. Arch & B.Planning
or
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/-
Processing charges and Goods & Service Taxes (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.
Correction in particulars 11.10.2019 to 17.10.2019 (upto 11.50 p.m.)
Printing of Admit Cards from NTA’s website From 06.12.2019
Date of Examination Between 06.01.2020 to 11.01.2020
Timing of Examination First Shift 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Second Shift2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Display of Question Paper attempted by the Candidate
and Answer Keys for inviting challenges on NTA’s website
Date shall be displayed on the NTA’s website
Declaration of Result on NTA’s website By 31st January 2020

EXAMINATION PATTERN
1.Dates of ExaminationBetween 06.01.2020 (Monday) to 11.01.2020 (Saturday)
2. Allocation of Date and shift Random
3. Medium of Question Paper Candidates have to opt language of QP in the Online Application Form.
English & Hindi All Centre Cities
English, Hindi and Gujarati. Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli
(a) B.E./B. Tech. “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only to be attempted on Computer. Syllabus available on NTA’s Website.
4. Subject wise distribution of Questions, Total Number of Questions and Marks Subject No of Questions Marks
Mathematics (20+5*) 100
Physics (20+5*) 100
Chemistry (20+5*) 100
Total 75 300
*20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have answer to be filled as numerical value.
5. Marking Scheme for MCQs Correct Answer Four mark (+4)
Incorrect Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
6. Marking Scheme for questions for which answer is a Numerical value Correct Answer Four mark (+4)
Incorrect Answer No mark (0)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
7. Method of determining merit Conversion of raw score in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Total into NTA scores.
Overall merit shall be prepared by merging NTA scores of all shifts of all days.
8. Method of resolving ties Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in B.E./B.Tech, will be resolved in following descending order:
ͦ NTA score in Mathematics
ͦ NTA score in Physics
ͦ NTA score in Chemistry
ͦ Candidates having lesser number of negative responses in the paper
ͦ Candidates older in Age
(b) B. Arch: Mathematics- Part I and Aptitude Test-Part II in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test –Part III in “Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on drawing sheet of A4 size.
9. Subject wise distribution of Questions, Total Number of Questions and Marks Subject No of Questions Marks
Mathematics-Part I (20+5*) 100
Aptitude Test-Part II 50 200
Drawing Test –Part III 02 100
Total 77 400
*20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have answer to be filled as numerical value.
10. (a) Marking Scheme for MCQs Correct Answer Four mark (+4)
Incorrect Answer/Multiple Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered /Marked for Review No mark (0)
(b) Marking Scheme for questions for which answer is a Numerical value Correct Answer Four mark (+4)
Incorrect Answer No mark (0)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
(c) Marking Scheme for Drawing Test –Part III Two questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks.
11. Method of determining merit Conversion of raw score in Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Drawing Test and Total into NTA Scores.
Overall merit shall be prepared by merging NTA Scores of all shifts of all days.
12. Method of resolving ties Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in B.Arch will be resolved in following descending order:
ͦ NTA score in Mathematics
ͦ NTA score in Aptitude Test
ͦ NTA score in Drawing Test
ͦ Candidates having lesser number of negative responses in the paper
ͦ Candidates older in age
(c) B. Planning : Mathematics- Part I , Aptitude Test-Part II and Planning Based Questions Part III in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
13. Subject wise distribution of Questions, Total Number of Questions and Marks Subject No of Questions Marks
Mathematics-Part I (20+5*) 100
Aptitude Test-Part II 50 200
Planning Based Objective Type MCQs –Part III 25 100
Total 100 400
*20 questions will be MCQs and 5 questions will have answer to be filled as numerical value.
14. Marking Scheme for MCQs Correct Answer Four mark (+4)
Incorrect Answer/Multiple Answer Minus one mark (-1)
Unanswered /Marked for Review No mark (0)
15. Marking Scheme for questions for which answer is a Numerical value Correct Answer Four mark (+4)
Incorrect Answer No mark (0)
Unanswered / Marked for Review No mark (0)
16. Method of determining merit Conversion of raw score in Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning Based Test and Total into NTA Scores.
Overall merit shall be prepared by merging NTA Scores of all shifts of all days.
17. Method of resolving ties Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in B.Planning will be resolved in following descending order:
ͦ NTA score in Mathematics
ͦ NTA score in Aptitude Test
ͦ NTA score in Planning Based Questions
ͦ Candidates having lesser number of negative responses in the paper
ͦ Candidates older in age

Important Note for objective type: To answer a question, the candidates need to choose one option or most Appropriate corresponding to the correct option. However, after the process of challenges of the key, if more than one option is found to be correct then the multiple correct options will be given the four marks (+4). Any incorrect option marked will be given the minus one mark (-1). Unanswered/Marked for review will be given no marks. In case, a question is dropped/ignored, all candidates will be given four marks(+4) irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.