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JEE Main Exam Pattern by NTA, Paper 1 & 2 Mode, Marking Scheme

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2018 @ 4:16 pm

The National Testing Agency NTA) will hold JEE Main 2019 in online mode only. The engineering examination will be conducted twice a year in the month of April and December. As of now, no information related to any changes in the exam pattern and syllabus has been notified by the coordinating body. Read on to know more about the paper pattern of JEE Main, marking scheme, section-wise distribution of question etc.

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JEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE Main Exam Pattern Highlights

JEE Main 2019 is conducted in two papers – Paper 1 (Engineering) and Paper (Architecture). A quick sneak peek is given below:

JEE Main Paper Paper 1 Paper 2
Programs Offered B.E./ B.Tech. B.Arch/ B.Planning
Sections/ Subjects Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Aptitude Test, Mathematics & Drawing
Type of Questions MCQs MCQs + Drawing
Medium of Exam English/ Hindi/ Other regional language English/ Hindi/ Other regional language
Duration of Exam 3 hours 3 hours
Total Questions 90 82
Total Marks 360 390
JEE Marking Scheme +4 marks | – ¼ marks +4 marks | – ¼ marks | 2*35 = Drawing Ques.
Note: The exam pattern of JEE Main might change as NTA has been appointed as the exam conducting body from this year onwards. Stay Tuned!

NTA has been constituted as a self-sustained, premier testing organization to hold exams that are currently conducted by the CBSE. Initially, the agency will conduct JEE and NEET and then move on to other exams. MHRD has been directed that NTA will not declare JEE rankings. It will only announce the percentile scores on the basis of which the test takers will be able to take admissions in various colleges across India.

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JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 1 (B.Tech/ B.E.)

  • Paper-1 of JEE Main 2019 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering courses.
  • As per the updated, the examination will be a Computer Based Test.
  • Paper 1 will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects.
  • There will total of 90 Multiple choice questions, 30 from each subject.
  • The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes.
  • The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi. However, students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities will have the option to opt for English, Hindi or Gujarati medium.

Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks is tabulated below:

Subjects Maximum Questions Maximum Marks
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 questions 360 marks

Physics Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • 30 questions of objective type are asked from Physics in Paper 1.
  • Each correct marked answer is of 4 marks.
  • 1 mark is deducted from candidates’ score for every incorrect answer.

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Chemistry

  • Chemistry section will be divided into three sections: Physical Chemistry, Inorganic, and Organic Chemistry, Questions will be mixed up in this section from these three topics.
  • There will be a total of 30 Multiple choice based questions
  • Each correct marked answer is of 4 marks.
  • 1 mark is deducted from candidates’ score for every incorrect answer.

Mathematics

  • 30 questions of objective type are asked from Mathematics in Paper 1.
  • Each correct marked answer is of 4 marks.
  • 1 mark is deducted from candidates’ score for every incorrect answer.

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 2 (B.Arch/ B.Planning)

  • Paper-2 of JEE Main 2019 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate architecture courses.
  • It will be a Computer Based Test, testing a candidate’s aptitude in the field of Mathematics and Drawing Ability.
  • The paper will consist of a total of 82 questions, 50 questions for aptitude test, 2 questions for drawing test and 30 questions from mathematics.
  • The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes.
  • The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi. However, students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities will have the option to opt for English, Hindi or Gujarati medium.
  • Each correct question will carry 4 marks and two drawing questions will be of 35 marks each.
  • One marks will be deducted from candidates’ total score for each incorrect response.

Tabulated below is the subject wise distribution of questions with marks in JEE Main is provided:

  • Part I – Mathematics – Objective type questions
  • Part II – Aptitude Test – Objective type questions
  • Part III – Drawing Test – Questions based on drawing
Subjects Maximum Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 02 70
Total 82 questions 390 marks

Section-Wise Exam Pattern

Part 1

  • Aptitude test will contain 50 objective type questions.
  • 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • 1 mark is deducted from candidates’ score for every incorrect answer.

Part 2

  • Mathematics will contain 30 Multiple choice objective type questions.
  • 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • 1 mark is deducted from candidates’ score for every incorrect answer.

Part 3

  • Drawing Test will comprise of 2 questions.
  • Candidates will have to attempt these questions on a separate drawing sheet.
  • Each question is of maximum 35 marks.
  • Candidates will be awarded marks as per their work on the drawing sheet.

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme

  • JEE Main 2019 Paper 1 will consist of 360 marks while Paper 2 will be of 390 marks.
  • Four marks will be awarded for each right answer while one mark will be deducted for the wrong answer except for Drawing Test.
  • Drawing Test will have 2 questions of 35 marks each.
  • Filling up more than one choice will be termed incorrect and marks will be deducted for the same.

Paper 1

Subjects Questions Marks per question Marks
Chemistry 30 4 120
Physics 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

Paper 2

Subjects Questions Marks per question Marks
Aptitude test 50 4 200
Mathematics 30 120
Drawing 2 35 70
Total 82 390

JEE Main 2019: Preparation Books – Check JEE Main Syllabus

Chemistry Mathematics Physics
Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd Differential Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit Agarwal Mechanics Part-1 & 2 by DC Pandey
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee Integral Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit Agarwal Understanding Physics for JEE Main & Advanced Waves & Thermodynamics by DC Pandey
Numerical Chemistry by P Bahadur Calculus and Analytic Geometry by Thomas and Finney Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma – Volume 1 and Volume 2
Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for Competitions (JEE Main & Advanced) by OP Tandon Algebra for JEE Main & Advanced by Arihant Publication Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick and Halliday
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by RC Mukherjee Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight Problems in Physics by S.S. Krotov

Exam Day Instructions for JEE Main 2019

Candidates should keep these instructions in mind while appearing for JEE Main 2019.

  • Report at the examination center at the allocated time, date and address.
  • The information related to the test center will be mentioned in JEE Main Admit Card.
  • Follow the instructions given by the invigilators in the examination room.
  • Any kind of electronic device and study material is prohibited inside the examination hall.


10 Comments

    • For Physics preparation You can refer –
      Mechanics Part-1 & 2 by DC Pandey
      Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma – Volume 1 and Volume 2
      Fundamentals of Physics by Resnick and Halliday

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