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COVID-19 Cancelled Plans to Study Abroad? How To Re-Apply For JEE (Main) 2020

The application portal will be open for limited time only. Here are all details on how you can apply.

COVID-19 Cancelled Plans to Study Abroad? How To Re-Apply For JEE (Main) 2020

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Were you planning to go abroad for undergraduate studies this year but had to cancel due to the COVID-19 crisis? Then you have another shot at the JEE 2020 (Main) this year!

The HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in a Tweet on Tuesday said that students have one more (and last) chance to enrol for the upcoming JEE Mains 2020 examination. 

The application portal will be open till 24 May and will accept form submissions till 5 PM that day. The registration fee payment deadline is 11:50 PM, the same day. Along with the candidates who could not go abroad, the aspirants who failed to submit their application in the previous registration window are also eligible to apply. Qualified candidates in JEE (Main) 2020 will be eligible to seek admission in undergraduate engineering as well as architecture courses in Indian colleges including elite institutions like the National Institutes of Technology (NITs).

Date, Time, Fee & Other Details

JEE (Main) 2020 which was originally scheduled to be conducted in April will now be held between 18 to 23 July. The time slot of the examination will vary for candidates, depending upon their allotted centres and seats.  

  • The admission criteria will be according to the rank and score secured by the candidate. 
  • Candidates qualifying in the JEE (Main) will be eligible to appear for the JEE (Advanced) 2020 which is the entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country.
  • The standard application fee for male candidates in General category is Rs 650, while it is Rs 325 for female candidates. 
  • The fee is Rs 325 for applicants in the reserved categories like SC, ST, PwD and transgender. 
  • The candidates willing to appear for both Paper 1 (BE/B.Tech) and Paper 2 (B.Arch.) or Paper 3 (Planning) will have to pay an application fee of Rs 1300. For females and reserved category candidates, the fee is Rs 650.

Steps to Apply

  • The application form can be accessed at the JEE (Main) official website
  • Click on the application form button available on the homepage
  • Choose the option relevant for your application. Register anew if you have not applied before
  • Verify the registration and avail the log-in credentials
  • Fill up the application form & upload requisite documents & images
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit the form after a thorough revision



Multiple Representations Prompted the Decision

As mentioned in the official notice, the decision came forth after the National Testing Agency (NTA) received multiple representations from Indian students whose future study plans changed due to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. 

“In view of the Representations received from various Indian students who were scheduled to join colleges abroad but are now keen to pursue their studies in the country due to the changed circumstances arising out of COVID – 19, and would thus like to appear in the JEE (Main) 2020, the NTA has decided to give one last opportunity. This is also applicable to other students who have not been able to complete the application process or submit online Application Form for JEE (Main) 2020 due to one reason or another.” – read the notice. 

Click on this link to view the official public notice issued by the NTA and view the helpline numbers. We wish the candidates the best for the examination.

(Edited by Saiqua Sultan)

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