JEE is a very famous exam across India that attracts many participants as it is the key to get into IITs and NITs and they are few of the best colleges and the hardest to get into. JEE stands for Joint Entrance Examination. The exam is organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA). At first, it was called All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) when it began in 2002 and was renamed in April 2013. It offers a chance for those taking up B.Tech, B.Plan or B.Arch to get into reputed colleges. On meritorious seats, if you score high enough.
JEE Main Exam 2020
Every year, the JEE-Main exam is conducted twice. Once in January and once in April. Of course this year the April session was postponed due to pandemic. The exam scheduled on April 5,7,9 and 11 is postponed to July 19 to 23 along with the NEET exams. JEE Advanced is expected to be held in August, dates of which is not decided yet. You don’t need to rush to the library to get guide books, stay at home. Learn through the Entri app.
It is a computer-based test (CBT) mainly but there is an exception for drawing in the B.Arch course. It is very selective and the questions will be moderate. It’s not that difficult to pass or score above average. The difficulty is getting in the top 2.5 lakh scorers. Higher the rank, better chance of you getting your favourite/dream institute. start prepping as early as possible.
Its a 3 hour paper with 75 questions and 300 marks for B.Tech, 77 questions and 400 marks for B.Arch and 100 questions and 400 marks for B.Plan. It’s simple. Much simpler than some people make it seem.
The elders that tell you “JEE is very difficult, you cant crack it” are not trying to degrade you. As Bruce Lee once said, “It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war”. The point is, be prepared for the worst of the worst questions, even if they won’t appear. Also, don’t get disheartened because some parents make it like cracking JEE is everything. It isn’t. They just want you to have a good life and maybe fulfil they’re dream of wanting to be an IIT/NIT student. An exam is not everything and the belief that it is everything, revolves around JEE and NEET a lot and it’s a wrong notion.
JEE Main 2020 Eligibility
- There are 1610 accepting colleges. These colleges consider your JEE marks for admission as well as your second PU marks. You have to pass 12th-grade to be able to write the exam.
- Those who passed their 12th-grade exam in 2018, 2019 and 2020 may write the JEE 2020. 2017 and before as well as 2021 and after cannot write this year’s exam.
- The candidate must have taken at least 5 subjects in their 12th-grade along with passing.
- To write the exam, the minimum marks required is 75 per cent or top 20 percentile in the grade 12 exam conducted by respective Boards. For reserved candidates, the minimum is 65 per cent.
- The NTA follows the “three strikes and you’re out” principle. Meaning, a candidate is only allowed to write the exam for 3 consecutive years. That’s 6 tries because of the “twice a year” schedule. Miss it the first time? Try again. Plenty of space and time for improvement.
- The admit card for the exam was supposed to be given out earlier but like most plans, COVID-19 caused a postpone and the date for release will be declared after April 15. The admit card will be found on their official website, you just have to download it and print a few copies.
JEE Main 2020 Syllabus
The JEE syllabus is quite simple. Mathematics is common for all three of the papers. The other subjects are physics, chemistry, aptitude and drawing. Since we can’t have a syllabus for aptitude and drawing, here are the remaining:
|Mathematics||Physics||Chemistry||Section B: Inorganic Chemistry||Section C: Organic Chemistry|
|Sets, relations, and functions||Physics And Measurement||Some Basic Concepts In Chemistry||Classification Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties||Purification And Characterization Of Organic Compounds|
|Complex numbers and quadratic equations||Kinematics||States Of Matter||General Principles And Processes Of Isolation Of Metals||Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry|
|Matrices and determinants||Laws Of Motion||Atomic Structure||Hydrogen||Hydrocarbons|
|Permutations and combinations||Work, Energy, and Power||Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure||S – Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)||Organic Compounds Containing Halogens|
|Mathematical induction||Rotational Motion||Chemical Thermodynamics||P – Block Elements||Organic Compound, Containing Oxygen Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Carboxylic Acids|
|Binomial theorem and its simple applications||Gravitation||Solutions||D – And F – Block Elements||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|Sequences and series||Properties Of Solids And Liquids||Equilibrium||Co-Ordination Compounds||Polymers|
|Limit, continuity, and differentiability||Thermodynamics||Redox Reactions And Electrochemistry||Environmental Chemistry||Biomolecules|
|Integral calculus||Kinetic Theory Of Gases||Chemical Kinetics||–||Chemistry In Everyday Life|
|Differential equations||Oscillations And Waves||Surface Chemistry||–||Principles Related To Practical Chemistry|
|Three-dimensional geometry||Current Electricity||–||–||–|
|Vector algebra||Magnetic Effects Of Current And Magnetism||–||–||–|
|Statistics and probability||Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating Currents||–||–||–|
|–||Dual Nature Of Matter And radiation||–||–||–|
|–||Atoms And Nuclei||–||–||–|
It’s just the 11th and 12th grade combined to make one syllabus so, if you start studying from the beginning of 11th grade, definitely you will ace the test.
JEE Main 2020 – January Session Dates
Here are the dates of the January session that was conducted:
|Application form availability||September 3, 2019|
|Last date to apply for JEE Main 2020||October 10, 2019|
|Registration for test practice centres||August 10 to December 29, 2019|
|Payment of application fee, uploading of signature and photograph||October 11, 2019|
|Image correction window available online||September 12, 2019|
|Application form correction window||October 14 to 20, 2019|
|Registration for J&K students||November 4 to 8, 2019|
|Issuance of admit card||December 6, 2019|
|JEE Main 2020 exam||January 6 to 11, 2020 and July 19 to 23, 2020|
|Release of response sheet and question paper||Third week of January 2020|
|Answer key release date||January 13, 2020|
|Declaration of result for January session||January 17, 2020|
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