IIT JEE Examination – Latest Updates for JEE Main & Advanced 2020

IIT JEE is one of the toughest and most admired exam by any engineering aspirant in the country. Every year almost 12 lakhs of students compete in the cut throat competition to secure a seat in one of the top engineering institutes of India. The seats are approximately around 10000.

There are two stages of the exam that are –IIT JEE Main and Advanced. The students who qualify the jee mains are only eligible to appear in the JEE advanced examination. The IIT JEE mains paper is held two times in a year once in January and next in april. The advanced paper is held in May and the paper is prepared by respective IIT’S. the JEE Main paper is conducted and prepared by the national testing agency under the Government of India.

On qualifying this exam a student can get admission in various courses like BTech or BE Planning and BE Architecture. the marks are acceptable almost in every government college of India and many private colleges also consider JEE main marks for admission.


JEE Main 2020

This year the IIT JEE Mains examination will be conducted in the month of January as well as april. The students can appear for the both the sessions of the exam but the marks from the session which are better will be considered for qualification process.

The main aim of JEE main examination S2 shortlist students for the IIT JEE advanced exam. A around 2 lakh students clear the JEE main exam every year. Apart from this you can also get admission in college like and it is and Triple IT with the jee main marks.

What’s new in JEE Main?

  • The paper pattern of the jee main exam has been changed from the year 2020.
  • Aadhar card is now a mandatory document for the jee main examination.
  • A student who wish to join B.Plan courses cam now give separate exam of b planning in IIT jee mains.
  • The paper will only be held in Computer Mode.
  • The application procedure is also only available in online mode.

JEE Main Eligibility criteria

  • The student should he a student of class 12th or equivalent course.
  • Or he must have passed class 12th in 2018 or 2019.
  • There is no age limit for the examination.
  • There are maximum only 3 consecutive attempts for all the students.
  • The first attempt is considered from the year of appearing class 12th.
  • The student should be studying in any government recognised board.

JEE Main Latest exam pattern

  • According to the latest exam pattern now there will be 3 separate papers for BTech, BArch and BPlanning.
  • The B.Tech paper will now consist only 75 questions.
  • The total marks in the paper will be 300.
  • In each section will be 25 questions. Out of which 20 are multiple choice questions and rest 5 questions are numerical value questions.
  • There will be no negative marking for the numerical value type questions.
  • We have provided the changes in a tabulated manner for easy under standing.
OptionJEE Main Old PatternJEE Main New Pattern
Exam ModeOffline as well as onlineComputer Based Test (online)
Maximum Marks360 marks300 marks
Number of questions9075
Weightage for each section120 marks100 marks
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer – 4 MarksWrong answer – (-1) MarksCorrect Answer- 4 MarksWrong Answer- (-1 for MCQ questions), no negative marking for numerical type questions
Examination Duration3 Hours3 Hours
Question TypeAll Multiple Choice Questions only60 Multiple Choice Questions & 15 Numerical Value Questions

JEE Main Exam Dates

From last year the exam is held two times a year. The student can appear for both the exams but have to register for each of them separately. The result with higher overall score is considered. This year the exam will be conducted form 6 to 11 January and 9 to 13 april.

The students get the facility to book a slot according to their preferred date and time. The Admit Card for the iit jee online exam will be available online on the iit entrance exam website. It will contain the details like exam date, time, exam centre etc. We have given all the dates in the table for easier access for the students.

Final Schedule For JEE Mains (January Session)

S.No.Events or particularsImportant Dates
1IIT JEE 2020 Mains Application Form ReleaseSeptember 2nd 2019
2Final Date for Submission of Application30th of September 2019
3Last date for uploading Documents1st week of October 2019
4Application form Correction Portal2nd – 3rd week of October 2019
5Examination Slot Booking3rd -4th week of August 2019
6Admit card6th December 2019
7IIT JEE 2020 Exam Dates6th – 11th January 2020
8Availability of official question papers and student responses3rd week of January 2020
9Declaration of JEE main 2020 January session results31st January 2020

Final Schedule For JEE Mains (April session)

S.NoEventsImportant Dates
1IIT JEE 2020 Mains Application form Release7th February 2020
2Final Date for Application Form submission7th March 2020
3Application form correction portal2nd week of March 2020
4Release of Admit Card16th March 2020
5JEE Mains April Examination9th– 13th April 2020
6Official Question Papers and student responses2nd – 3rd week of April 2020
7Final Answer key declaration4th – 5th week of April 2020
8Declaration of Result30th Aprill 2020

JEE Advance 2020

 This is the next phase of the iit entrance exam. As the name suggests it is more advanced and tougher part of the iit jee exam. The students who have scored minimum qualifying marks in the jee main exam are only eligible for appear for the iit entrance exam advance stage.

This year the exam will be conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee under the Joint Examination Board (JAB). This will be a iit jee online mode paper only. And the students should fill a new application form to apply for iit jee advanced examination.

Paper Pattern

  • There are two papers in jee advanced.
  • Both the papers contains all the three sections- Physics, Chemistry and physics.
  • The paper contains various types of questions such as more than one correct answer, match the following, numerical value type, etc.
  • The weightage of the questions keep changing every year.
  • Both the papers are held on the same day with a gap of 30 minutes in between each paper.

Changes in JEE Advance

  • Now the candidate has to select 5 exam centre preference which was 3 previously.
  • Now 2.24 lakh students will get qualified for the jee advance exam which are 5 thousand higher that previous year.
  • The reservation criteria for pwd students has been increased to 5% from 3%.
  • The application fees for the JEE Advance exam for general category students have been increased to ₹2600.

JEE Advance Application and Examination Dates

  • The application process for IIT JEE advanced starts after the release of JEE Main examination results.
  • The application process is similar to jee main but students who has qualified the jee main exam can only apply for the jee advanced.
  • The students have to pay separate fees for the JEE Advance exam.
  • The exam is generally held in last week of May.
  • Only students with age less than 26 years can apply for the Jee main exam.

Preparation process

This was a basic introduction regarding the jee main as well as the advance exam. The student can easily get a insight of both the exams with this. But the main part is the preparation part. The student must have to prepare well to clear this Examination.

Steps to start the preparation-

  • The student must have a good knowledge about the syllabus and the paper pattern of the jee main exam.
  • The student should know his weakness and strengths.
  • Start with the most basic topics like unit and dimensions, sets etc.
  • Never ignore a topic because the questions can be a mix of more than 5 topics as well.
  • Know about the weightage of all the topics and focus more on high weightage topics.

Points to consider-

  • Never study according to watch, study according to your understanding.
  • If you can learn a topic easily then why waste more hours on it, just because a topper said to do so.
  • Don’t study with many books at the same time.
  • Never study more than 1 topic in the same subject, as can lead to unclear and mixture if concepts.
  • Study topics with more weightage seriously and practice as many questions as possible.
  • Study with a proper timetable for better results.
  • Always study from standard books and don’t go for local books as it can misguide you.

Just Before Exam

  • Never study a new concept one day before exam.
  • Never try a new question which you have never did before.
  • Study only the formulas and personal notes.
  • Sleep as much as you can.
  • Give as many iit jee online mock tests as possible to increase your speed and make you familiar with Computer.
  • Don’t stuck or panic in a single question and focus on other questions.

Best Books for JEE Preparation

Books are the students best partner during the preparation process and gives him the best knowledge regarding any topic. But not all books are recommended for iit jee exam preparation. We have mentioned the top picks for the jee exam preparation.


  • SL Loney for trigonometry
  • Cengage complete series for both mains and advanced
  • Tata McGraw hill mathematics
  • A das Gupta- complete mathematics
  • RS Aggarwal and RD Sharma for basics
  • Hall and knight for higher algebra


  • HC Verma both parts
  • Resnick and Halliday
  • IE Irodov for questions (recommended for advance)
  • R.P. Feyman – Feyman’s lecture on Physics
  • DC Pandey- Arihant Prakashan


  • Morrison and boydd- for organic chemistry
  • OP Tandon- Physical chemistry
  • Bruce H. mahan University chemistry- for physical
  • JD Lee – for inorganic chemistry
  • NCERT for inorganic
  • Solomon for organic chemistry
  • P Bahadur- for physical chemistry

Apart from all the books mentioned previous year papers are also very important for the IIT JEE exam and they are also very helpful to achieve a good score in the exam.

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