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What is JEE Main?

JEE Main is among the toughest exams in the world. Every year, over 12 lakh students appear while only 2,20,000 qualify for JEE Advanced.

  • The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an All-India Common Entrance Exam for getting admissions into engineering colleges across India
  • JEE Main will be conducted twice a year in the month of January and April respectively by National Testing Agency (NTA).
  • If you clear the given cut-off for JEE Main, you qualify for JEE Advanced
  • With a JEE Main score you can apply to institutions like NITs, IIITs and other Central or State Funded Institutes
  • Whereas, IITs and ISM, Dhanbad consider results of JEE Advanced for admissions
  • From 2020 the examination will be held only in the computer based mode.

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Important dates

Exam Dates for JEE Main-2020

JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates

Below we have provided all the tentative JEE Main Dates for various events taking place in the January session and July session:

January Session:

Events Dates
Notification release 20th August 2019
Release of Application Form 2nd September 2019
Availability of Mock Test 2nd week of September 2019
Last date to submit the application form Last week of September 2019
Last date of fee submission and image uploading 1st week of October 2019
Publication of allotted exam shift and date 1st week of October 2019
Application correction window opens 1st to last week of October 2019
Announcement of allotted exam centre 3rd week of October 2019
Availability of Admit card 3rd week of December 2019
JEE Main 2020 Exam (Paper 1) 1st to 3rd week of January 2020
JEE Main 2020 Exam (Paper 2) 2nd week of January 2020
Declaration of Results Last week of January 2020

April Session:

Events Dates
Release of Online Application 2nd week of February 2020
Image correction window opens In the month of February 2020
Availability of mock test In the month of February 2020
Last date to submit an application(Revised) 24 May 2020
Last date to make payment of a fee(Revised) 24 May 2020
Downloading of Admit card 1st week of July 2020
JEE Main 2020 Exam 18th to 23rd July 2020
Announcement of Result August 2020

Previous Year Papers

Previous Years’ Papers for JEE Main

Practising previous years’ JEE papers is important as it helps you simulate the real exam. Toppr provides you with a complete set of all question banks from previous years which you can practice to sharpen your skills.

We have provided the links to download JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers. The question papers are segregated according to year and paper. It is suggested that students first download the JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers and then solve it in order to get an idea of the pattern of questions coming in JEE Main Exam.

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers (2018):

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers (2017):

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers (2017) (Paper 1)

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers (2017) (Paper 2)

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers (2016):

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers (2015):

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers (2014):

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers (2014) (Paper 1)

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers (2014) (Paper 2)

Results and Cut-off

Cut-off for JEE Main

The JEE Main cut-off indicates the closing ranks or minimum scores that you need to score to qualify for JEE Advanced . Candidates who don’t meet the cut-off will be considered ineligible. However, in that case, they can still participate in the JEE Main counselling, conducted by JoSAA.

JEE Main 2019 Category-wise Cut-off:
Category Cut off for Paper 1
Common Rank List 89.7548849
General - EWS 78.2174869
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL) 74.3166557
Scheduled Caste (SC) 54.0128155
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 44.3345172
PwD 0.1137173
Check out the opening and closing ranks for some of the best colleges for JEE Main.