JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020
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JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 - National Testing Agency has announced new changes in the JEE Main 2020 exam pattern. The detailed exam pattern of JEE Main with number and type of questions have also been announced by NTA in the official information brochure. JEE Main 2020 comprises of 2 papers; Paper 1 for engineering aspirants and Paper 2 for students seeking admissions in architecture and planning courses. According to the JEE Main 2020 exam pattern, Paper 1 will comprise of multiple choice questions and numerical questions whereas Paper 2 is now separate for B.Arch and B.Plan aspirants. JEE main exam pattern for B.Arch will comprise of objective questions for both Maths and Aptitude, numerical questions for Maths and questions for the drawing section. As per the JEE Main exam pattern 2020 for B.Plan, questions will be asked from Maths and aptitude and there will be an extra section on Planning with multiple choice questions on the same. Paper 1 of JEE Main exam will have 3 subjects - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each section will be given equal weightage with 20 MCQs and 5 numerical questions and total marks for JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 will be 300. Candidates must go through the exam pattern of JEE Main 2020 candidates can get an idea about the nature of exam, weightage given to each section, duration of the exam and other important aspects of the national level entrance test. Go through the complete article to get detailed information on JEE Main exam pattern 2020.
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JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 - Paper 1

Parameters

Particulars

Exam Mode

Computer-based test mode

Exam Duration

3 hours

Subjects

Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Total number of questions

75 (Each subject will have 25 questions)

Type of Questions

20 Objective questions having 4 options each with only 1 correct option
5 Numerical questions with numerical value as answer

Marking Scheme

For MCQs - 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

For answer with numeric value - 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 0 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

Maximum Marks

300

Medium of paper

English or Hindi (Candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)


Detailed JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 1 for B.Tech with timings and questions:

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Subjects

No of Questions

Type of Questions

Timings of the exam


First Shift

Second Shift

Mathematics

25(20+5)

20 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
5 Questions with answer as numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry

09:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.

02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.

Physics

25(20+5)

Chemistry

25(20+5)


JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern - Paper 2 for B.Arch and B.Plan

Parameters

Particulars

Exam Mode

B.Arch: Mathematics and Aptitude test will be computer-based, whereas Drawing test will be conducted in the pen-and-paper mode

B.Plan: Computer-based

Exam Duration

3 hours

Subjects

B.Arch: Mathematics, General Aptitude and Drawing skills

B.Plan: Mathematics, General Aptitude and Planning

Total number of questions

B.Arch: Maths will have 20 MCQ questions and 5 numerical questions; Aptitude will have 50 MCQs and drawing test will have 2 questions

B.Plan: Maths will have 20 MCQ questions and 5 numerical questions; Aptitude will have 50 MCQs and Planning section will have 25 questions.

Type of Questions

B.Arch Maths and Aptitude will be MCQs while drawing section will have questions to test the drawing and sketching skills. Maths will also have numerical questions

B.Plan aspirants will have 25 questions on Planning instead of drawing while the exam pattern of JEE Main will be same for Maths and Aptitude. Planning section will also include a written passage.

Marking Scheme

For MCQs - 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

For answer with numeric value - 4 Marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 0 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

Marking Scheme for Drawing Test - Two questions to be evaluated out of 100 marks

Maximum Marks

400

Medium of paper

English or Hindi (Candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)

Detailed JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 for B.Arch and B.Plan

Paper

Subjects

No. of Questions

Type of Questions

Exam Timings


First Shift

Second Shift

B. Arch.

Mathematics – Part I

25(20+5)

20 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) &

5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Aptitude Test – Part II

50

Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Drawing Test – Part III

2

Questions for drawing test

B. Planning

Mathematics – Part I

25(20+5)

20 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) &

5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value


2:30- 5:30 p.m.

Aptitude Test – Part II

50

Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Planning Based Questions - Part III

25

Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Note: Timings for candidates who opt for both B.Arch. and B.Planning. will be 2:30 to 06:00 p.m.

JEE Main 2020 Mock Tests

NTA has released the official JEE Main Mock Test 2020 to help candidates practice the test in online mode to get a look and feel of the real JEE Main online computer based test. The mock test of JEE Main 2020 is also being conducted at various schools/engineering colleges identified by NTA as Test Practise Centres (TPC). NTA will open TPCs to allow candidates practice JEE Main 2020 mock tests. To attempt mock tests at Test Practise Centres, candidates will have to register through the official website of NTA. Candidates will be able to attempt the JEE Main mock tests 2020 on weekends within the given time frame specified by the authorities.

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JEE Main Syllabus 2020

NTA has released the official syllabus for JEE Main aspirants. Students appearing for JEE Main 2020 must go through the detailed syllabus to get knowledge of subjects and topics that will form the question paper of the examination. With the help of the JEE Main syllabus 2020 candidates will be able to strategize their preparations and cover the topics that are important and will carry more weightage in the exam. JEE Main 2020 will comprise of topics and concepts of class 11 and 12 with slight variation in the difficulty level.

JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers

Along with the mock tests candidates are also advised to JEE Main previous year question papers to strengthen their grasp over key concepts and also get familiar with the type of questions asked, level of difficulty and other important things. Another important aspect that previous year question papers help students in is time management. With the help of JEE Main previous year question papers candidates can decide how much time to devote to which section.

Recommended books for JEE Main 2020

Students who are preparing for JEE Main 2020 must know the important books that the students can refer to prepare for the examination. Given below are the recommended books by popular authors to help students prepare for JEE Main 2020:

JEE Main Recommended Books for Physics

  • Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma

  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker

  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov

JEE Main Recommended Books for Chemistry

  • Numerical Chemistry by P. Bahadur

  • Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee

  • Organic Chemistry by Paula Bruice Yurkanis

  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd

JEE Main Recommended Books for Mathematics

  • Trigonometry by S. L. Loney

  • Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight

  • Co-ordinate Geometry by S. L. Loney

  • Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron

  • Maths XI & XII by NCERT

JEE Main 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

To avoid encountering any kind of unforeseen circumstances on the day of exam, candidates can go through the JEE Main 2020 exam day guidelines. Given below are the exam day guidelines that will help students get all things in place before the day of exam:

  • Authorities will open the entry gates of the exam hall 2.5 hours before the exam commences. Given that there will be frisking by metal detectors and other security arrangements, candidates are advised to reach the exam centres well before time to avoid any latency in the final moments.

  • Candidates will be required to bring their JEE Main 2020 admit card and an identity proof to get entry into the exam hall. Students appearing for the entrance test must keep their admit card, id proof well in place one day before the exam to avoid any inconvenience and unnecessary delay.

  • PWD category candidates will be required to bring their duly signed PWD ceritificate in the format prescribed by the authorities.

  • Any electronic gadgets such as phone, calculator, watches with calculators, pagers etc are strictly prohibited inside the exam centres. Students will also not be allowed to carry any textual material such as log tables, books, notebooks etc.

  • Diabetic students will be allowed to carry items like arry eatables like sugar tablets/fruits and transparent water bottle to the exam hall. Such candidates must note that they won’t be allowed to carry packaged food items like chocolate/candy/sandwich etc.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020

Question: What are numerical questions in JEE Main?

Answer:

Numerical questions have a numerical value as an answer and these have to be generally accurate to the point of 4 decimals in most exams. Unlike multiple choice questions, these answers need to be worked and calculated by students and the numerical value input using the mouse and the on?
screen virtual numeric keypad that is given in the test on the screen.

Question: Are there any samples of how numerical questions are like?

Answer:

Well JEE Advanced generally has numerical questions. So to get an idea, students can refer to the past year JEE Advanced question papers. These have to be calculated by students and the value deduced should be entered.

Question: is there any part from the syllabus for numerical questions as per the new exam pattern of JEE Main 2020?

Answer:

No, the JEE Main syllabus 2020 does not specify any such portions for numerical questions. Questions that need calculations and whose answers will be a numerical value may figure in the question paper.

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