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JEE Main 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)


Check out these JEE Main 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s), online application format, corrections in online application form, fees transactions, eligibility, etc.

JEE Main 2020 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Till the year 2018, the JEE Main exam was being conducted by the CBSE but from the year 2019 onwards, the NTA is the agency which holds the JEE Main exam twice a year. The JEE Main exam will be conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions etc.

Let us see some FAQs related to JEE Main exam as follows-

Q.1- If a candidate has passed in 2019 and has appeared for improvement in 2020, what he will fill in the academic details section?

Answer: Such candidates have to decide as to which percentage of marks i.e. 2019 or 2020 is better and accordingly, they have to select the year and corresponding roll number in the first step of application form of JEE (Main) – 2020. Further, the candidates who have passed class 12th in 2019 and appearing in improvement examination of class 12th in 2020, may fill the form in either of the following methods:-

a) Select the year of passing class 12th as 2020 and enter the roll number, name of the board in the first step of the application form. In the second step of application form, select ‘yes’ in the column – appearing for improvement examination. Or

b) Select the year of appearing class 12th as 2020 and fill the remaining form correctly.
After declaration of result of improvement examination, there will be an option on the website to provide the correct roll number of class 12 in which candidate’s result is better.

 

Q2 – In case photograph is not having name and date, would the form be rejected?

Answer:  Name of the candidate and the date on which the photograph is taken may not be mentioned on the photograph and in case uploaded photograph does not have name and date, the form will not be rejected and no correction will be required in such a case and he/she will be issued admit card for appearing in JEE (Main) – 2020 as usual. However,  the scanned clear passport photograph should be in JPG/JPEG format and the size should be between 10 kb–200 kb.

 

Q.3- How will an NRI or a foreign student enter his/her mobile number?

Answer 3. Such candidates should enter the mobile number of his/her relative residing in India.

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CORRECTION IN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Q4. Will a candidate have a choice to change the mode of examination?

Answer:  The candidates will have to appear for the examination only through the computer based mode only. No, other mode is available for the examination.

 

Q5. What mistakes can be corrected during the month of January 2020 when the corrections will be allowed by NTA?

Answer:  The correction in particulars can be done only if the candidates have paid the fee and completed all the steps of online application form of JEE (Main)-2020. The candidates can modify all the particulars (including images of photo, thumb impression and signature) of his/her application form during the facility of correction between 11th Oct 2019 to 17th Oct 2019 only. No corrections will be allowed after this duration. This means that candidates cannot make any corrections in the month of January 2020.

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FEE TRANSACTION

Q6- While paying the fee, what a candidate can do in case of failed transaction?

Answer: The candidate has to select Debit card/Credit card/Net banking/UPI/PAYTM option to pay the application fee and follow the online instruction to complete the payment of fee. After successful payment, candidate will be able to print the Confirmation Page. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled and the candidates have to approach the concerned bank for refund of amount. However the candidate has to make another payment/transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.

 

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ELIGIBILITY FOR APPEARING IN JEE (MAIN) 2020.

Q7- What is the Eligibility for private candidates?

Answer:  As per Page No.4 Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE) Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 or 2019; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2020 are eligible to appear in January JEE(Main)-2020 Examination. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2017 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)–2020. Candidates must note that the IITs permit only two attempts for the JEE (Advanced), i.e. a candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2019 or 2020, subject to the condition of not having been admitted at an IIT on earlier occasion. Details may be obtained from the Information Brochure of the JEE (Advanced) 2020.

 

Q 8. Name of the boards recognized under Association of Indian Universities.

Answer:  Kindly visit the website www.aiuweb.org

 

Q 9. What are HSC vocational courses?

Answer: Different states can have different HSC vocational courses, So students of different states will have to verify it from their particular state.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Q10. Whether the Hindi medium paper will come in both languages?

Answer:   Yes, Hindi medium paper will be bilingual in English and Hindi medium.

 

Q11. Is it compulsory to give the exam twice?

Answer:  This depends upon the candidate’s choice whether he/she wants to appear twice for the examination. If he/she does so, then the higher score among the two attempts will be taken for ranking purposes. So, it is beneficial for a candidate to attempt the exam twice a year as both the attempts will be counted as a single attempt and the better score will be considered for merit.

 

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Q12. Names of the participating institutes in JEE Main 2020?

Answer: JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates will be able to apply for admission into 31 NITs, 25 IIITs and 28 CFTIs.

 

Q13. Are there any changes in the Syllabus of JEE Main 2020?

Answer:  No, there are no changes in the syllabus of JEE Main 2020.

 

Q14. Can a candidate use calculator in the examination?

Answer. No, calculators or any other electronic devices are not allowed in the examination hall.
EXAM PATTERN

 

Q15. What type of questions will be asked in JEE Main 2020 exam?

Answer:  As per the JEE Main 2020 new Exam pattern, the paper will comprise of two types of questions. There will be MCQs and 5 questions whose answer will have to be filled in a numerical value.

 

Q16. Will there be negative marking in the JEE Main 2020 exam?

Answer:  Yes, in case of a wrong answer, candidates will face a negative marking of 1 mark in case of a wrongly answered MCQ. There will be no negative marking in case of a question whose answer has to be given in a numerical value. In case a question is marked for review, then such question will not be considered as answered and so, there will be no negative marking for such questions.

 

Q17. What are the major changes in the exam pattern of JEE Main 2020?

Answer:  According to the new exam pattern for JEE Main exam, the exam will be conducted in three papers instead of two papers and there will be a separate exam for admission to B.Tech/BE, B.Arch and B.Planning. The JEE Main 2020 will be conducted in online mode only. Separate exam will be conducted for those students who wish to pursue B.Planning in only one shift.
Students have a choice to appear in JEE Main 2020 in only one, or two or all three exams, respectively.

The total number of questions has been reduced from 264 to 233.

JEE Main 2020 exam will now also include numerical questions along with MCQ questions.

Check out the detailed information on the new exam pattern of JEE Main here.


Q18. Where can I see the sample numerical question paper?

Answer: The NTA has released a sample numerical paper for JEE Main 2020 exam. As per the new exam pattern, the numerical questions with answers as a numerical value has been added along with the MCQs. Candidates can see the sample questions at the official website of the National Testing Agency.

 

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