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JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on March 23, 2020

As per the official notification released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) which is the conducting body of JEE Main Exam, the exam dates, until further notice, have been postponed in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Students who applied for the examination have been granted more time to prepare themselves for one of the toughest examinations conducted across the country. Here is what students must prepare for and how the question paper is designed.

The National Testing Agency released JEE Main Exam Pattern along with the official notification on the official website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nta.nic.in. NTA being the examination conducting authority announces the detailed exam pattern of JEE Main including number of questions and what type of questions are asked in the exam. There have been several changes introduced in the exam pattern of JEE Main Exam. JEE Main 2020 would contain 3 papers in which students can appear based on the eligibility criteria defined by NTA. Besides, there will be separated exam papers for B. E./B. Tech, B. Arch., and B. Planning courses.

The questions asked in JEE Main Exam are of multiple-choice type. Candidates appearing in any of the three papers must ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria defined by the National Testing Agency. Besides, candidates should be aware of number of questions and what type of questions are asked in the paper.

  • Paper 1 is conducted for admission to B. E./B. Tech and it generally consists of 3 subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Paper 2 is for admission to B. Arch and the questions asked in this section are objective type for Mathematics and Aptitude.
  • Paper 3 is conducted for admission to B. Planning and the questions are of MCQ type.

Before appearing for the exam, it is important for students to go through the exam pattern as it can help them attain an idea of nature of the exam, what weightage is given to each section, and duration of the exam. There are various other features of the national level entrance examination that students can have look at by going through the examination pattern.

Highlights of JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

  • B. E./B. Tech question paper would consist of 75 questions i.e. 25 questions in each section (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics).
  • There have been Numerical Value Based questions added to all the three papers of JEE Main.
  • Question paper of B. Arch would contain a total of 77 questions.
  • While the question paper of B. Planning would contain 100 questions.
  • Part 3 of B. Planning question paper would consist of 25 questions of planning based objective type MCQ.

Note* Candidates can apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning Papers, in such case the duration to complete the exam would increase to 3 hours 30 minutes.

Particulars of B. Tech/B. E. Question Paper

Particulars

B. E./ B. Tech

Mode of examination

Computer Based Test (Online)

Sections and subjects

Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Duration

3 hours (180 minutes) i.e. 60 minutes for each section

No. of questions

  • 75 questions i.e. 20 + 5 questions per section
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Questions with answer in a numerical value, equal weightage to mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

Type of questions

Multiple Choice questions with one correct answer

Total marks

300 marks

Language

Hindi, English, and Gujarati (Gujarati language can only be chosen by candidates applying from Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli regions.)

Particulars of B. Arch question paper

Particulars

B. Arch

Mode of examination

  • Computer Based Test for Mathematics and Aptitude
  • Offline for Drawing Test

Sections and subjects

Mathematics and Aptitude, and Drawing

Duration

3 hours i.e. 180 minutes

No. of questions

77 questions divided in Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing.

  • Mathematics – 25 questions
  • Aptitude – 50 questions
  • Drawing – 2 questions

Type of questions

  • Mathematics & Aptitude – MCQs
  • Drawing questions – candidates have to draw in these questions.

Total marks

400 marks

Language

Hindi, English, and Gujarati (Gujarati language can only be chosen by candidates applying from Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli regions.)

Particulars of B. Planning question paper

Particulars

B. Planning

Mode of examination

Computer Based Test for Mathematics and Aptitude and Planning

Sections and subjects

Mathematics and Aptitude, and Planning

Duration

3 hours i.e. 180 minutes

No. of questions

100 questions divided in Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning.

  • Mathematics – 25 questions
  • Aptitude – 50 questions
  • Planning based questions – 25 questions

Type of questions

  • Mathematics & Aptitude – MCQs
  • Planning based questions - MCQ

Total marks

400 marks

Language

Hindi, English, and Gujarati (Gujarati language can only be chosen by candidates applying from Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli regions.)

Detailed Description of JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1 – B. E./B. Tech

JEE Main 2020 January is scheduled to be conducted in April 2020. The new schedule is yet to be disclosed by the officials. There are three sections in which the question paper (Paper 1) is divided, and the sections are Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Knowing JEE Main Syllabus would help students attain more clarity about what they should study in order to score well.

Marking Scheme:

  • Students will be rewarded with +4 marks for each correct answer (For MCQs) and -1 mark would be deducted as penalty for an incorrect one.
  • Questions that remain unattempted would not result in deduction of any marks.
  • Questions that are not of multiple-choice type would stand for +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • No negative marking would be there in case of unattempted question.

Subject wise distribution of questions in Paper 1

Subjects

No. of questions

Marks

Physics

25

100

Chemistry

25

100

Mathematics

25

100

Total

75 questions

300

The other factors such as Type of Questions, Marking Scheme, Number of Questions, and Maximum Marks. Students must be aware of these factors in order to do well and qualify the examination. The factors are as following:

Factors

B. Tech/B. E. (Paper 1)

No. of Questions

75 questions (25 questions in each section)

Type of questions

  • 60 questions of MCQs with 4 options each with one correct option
  • 15 questions of numerical value answers

Marking Scheme

  • MCQs - +4 marks for each correct answer
  • -1 mark for incorrect answer
  • Non MCQs - +4 marks for each correct answer
  • No negative marking for incorrect answers

Maximum Marks

300

Paper 2 – B. Arch

The question paper is divided in three sections namely Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing. Mathematics and Aptitude sections are conducted online i.e. through computer-based mode while, Drawing section needs to be done offline through pen and paper mode.

This paper gets students admission through undergraduate architecture programs.

Marking Scheme:

  • Students will be rewarded with +4 marks for each correct answer (For MCQs) and -1 mark would be deducted as penalty for an incorrect one.
  • Questions that remain unattempted would not result in deduction of any marks.
  • Questions that are not of multiple-choice type would stand for +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • No negative marking would be there in case of unattempted question.

Subject wise distribution of questions in Paper 1

Subjects

No. of questions

Marks

Mathematics

25

100

Aptitude

50

200

Drawing

2

100

Total

77 questions

400

Type of Questions, Marking Scheme, Number of Questions, and Maximum Marks of Paper 2 are given as following:

Factors

B. Arch

No. of questions

77 questions

  • Mathematics – 25 questions
  • Aptitude – 50 questions
  • Drawing – 2 questions

 

Type of questions

Mathematics – 20 questions of MCQs + 5 questions of numerical value answers

  • Aptitude – 50 MCQs
  • Drawing – 2 questions

Marking Scheme

  • MCQs - +4 marks for each correct answer
  • -1 mark for incorrect answer
  • Non MCQs - +4 marks for each correct answer
  • No negative marking for incorrect answers

Maximum Marks

400 marks

Paper 3 – B. Planning

The exam is conducted partially in online mode and partially in pen paper-based mode.

Marking Scheme:

  • Students will be rewarded with +4 marks for each correct answer (For MCQs) and -1 mark would be deducted as penalty for an incorrect one.
  • Questions that remain unattempted would not result in deduction of any marks.
  • Questions that are not of multiple-choice type would stand for +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • No negative marking would be there in case of unattempted question.

Subject wise distribution of questions in Paper 3

Subjects

No. of questions

Marks

Mathematics

25

100

Aptitude

50

200

Planning based objective type

25

100

Total

100 questions

400

Type of Questions, Marking Scheme, Number of Questions, and Maximum Marks of Paper 3 are given as following:

Factors

B. Planning

No. of questions

100 questions

  • Mathematics – 25 questions
  • Aptitude – 50 questions
  • Planning – 25 questions

Types of questions

Mathematics – 20 questions of MCQs + 5 questions of numerical value answers

  • Aptitude – 50 MCQs
  • Planning – 2 questions of MCQs type

Marking Scheme

  • MCQs - +4 marks for each correct answer
  • -1 mark for incorrect answer
  • Non MCQs - +4 marks for each correct answer
  • No negative marking for incorrect answers

Maximum Marks

400 marks

JEE Main 2020 Syllabus

The JEE Main syllabus for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry is as given below. Candidates who prepare for the JEE Main are required to study all the topics that are given in the JEE Main Syllabus. The JEE Main syllabus is prepared by the Body that is in charge of conducting the exam. 

JEE Main Syllabus consists of important topics covered in central Boards such as CBSE, ICSE and State Boards. The Topics that are studied in Class 11 and 12 would be included. A candidate must study Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of Class 11 and 12 to score well in JEE Main Examination.

Following must be referred to by students in order to strengthen their JEE Main Preparation which has been detailed as below:

  • Past 14 years solved JEE Main papers
  • Mathematics material for JEE Main and JEE Advanced
  • Organic Chemistry for JEE Main
  • Inorganic Chemistry

Candidates seeking admission into B.Tech/BE courses would be required to appear in the Paper 1 of JEE Main. The candidates applying for B.Arch/B. Planning would have to appear in Paper 2. The syllabi of both the papers are different. The candidates seeking admission to both the streams have to appear in both papers of JEE Main.


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