Last updated on October 22nd, 2020 at 06:24 pm
NTA has officially revised JEE Main Exam Pattern from 2020 onwards on it’s official website. This includes an additional Paper of B.Planning, which earlier was in combination with B.Arch. Apart from new updates, NTA has devised a structured JEE Main 2020 B.Plan Exam Pattern for the aspirants.
Latest Update: JEE Main Counselling 2020 for admission to B.Arch and B.Planning colleges has commenced from 6th October. Results, Opening & Closing ranks for Seat Allotment in Round 2 are out. Read More
There has been additional changes for the JEE Main 2020 exam owing to the ongoing pandemic situation. The details below discuss important updates of JEE Main B. Plan Exam Pattern:
- The total marks for the test will be 400 marks. The paper for selecting students for the B Plan courses will be conducted separately
- The paper will have 100 MCQs for 400 marks.
- A total of 59,003 aspirants had applied for JEE Main B.Plan exam (January session)
- This year onwards, the aspirants can apply either for B.Arch or B.Plan paper or both of them together.
- Candidates will be tested in three areas – Aptitude, Problem Solving and Mathematics.
- A total of 100 questions is segregated in the following manner:
- Aptitude – 50
- Mathematics – 25
- Planning – 25
- B. Plan Exam Pattern, by NTA for upcoming JEE Main 2020 exam provides details like total number of questions, marks distribution, marking scheme etc.
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- Check JEE Main 2020 Mathematics Syllabus
- Download JEE Main Practice Papers
- JEE Main B.Arch Exam Pattern in Detail
All about JEE Main B. Plan 2020
- Bachelor of Planning or B.Planning is a 4-year UG course
- The course explains different fields of designing, engineering, and managing
- B.Plan program aims in resolving problems related to urban human settlements and building competencies in any area of business
- Minimum eligibility for B.Plan is 10+2 or equivalent with at least 50% in Mathematics
- JEE Main and subsequent round of counselling is the sole criteria for admission to this course in any college in India including IITs, CFITs, NITs, and other government-aided technical institutes
JEE Main 2020 B. Plan Exam Pattern – Highlights
Details on latest JEE Main Pattern is tabulated below:
|Particulars||B. Plan exam pattern|
|Mode of exam||Online|
|Number of sections and subjects||3 (Mathematics, Aptitude, and planning based questions)|
|Duration of exam||3 hours (however, it will be 4 hours for persons with benchmark disabilities)|
|Timings||2:30-5:30 pm (Timings for the aspirants opting for both B.Arch. and Planning will be 2:30 – 06:00 p.m.|
|Number of questions||Paper 2: 100 questions (Mathematics: 25 questions, Aptitude: 50 and planning based questions 25)|
|Type of questions||Mathematics and Aptitude: Objective type questions; planning based questions|
|JEE Main Total Marks||400 marks|
|Language of paper||English, Hindi and Gujarati|
B. Plan Exam Pattern – Marking Scheme of B. Plan paper
|Correct Answer||+4 marks|
|Incorrect Answer||-1 mark|
JEE Main Paper 3 – Marks per section
|Section||Number of Questions||Total marks/section|
|Mathematics||25||100 (25 x 4)|
|Aptitude||50||200 (50 x 4)|
|Planning-based Questions||25||100 (25 x 4)|
B. Plan Exam Pattern – Syllabus
- NTA officially released updated syllabus for JEE Main aspirants
- It is advisable to understand the syllabus for upcoming JEE Main 2020 exam
- JEE Main syllabus helps in planning effective preparation strategies
- B. Plan Exam Pattern ensures that students cover important chapters at the time of revisions
Details of JEE Main 2020 Syllabus for B.Planning is given below:
Part 1: Mathematics
Mathematics syllabus is the same for all the three JEE Main papers.
|Sets, Relations and Functions||Limit, Continuity and Differentiability|
|Mathematical Induction||Integral Calculus|
|Binomial Theorem||Differential Equations|
|Sequences and Series||Coordinate Geometry|
|Complex Numbers||Three Dimensional Geometry|
|Matrices and Determinants||Vector Algebra|
|Permutations and Combinations||Statistics and Probability|
Part 2: Aptitude
The syllabus for JEE Main aptitude section is as follows:
- Knowledge of places, buildings, persons, etc.
- Texture and objects in relation to Architecture and building environment
- Understanding three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings
- Analyzing sides of three-dimensional objects
- Assuming three-dimensional objects
- Transforming 2D and 3D unions
Part 3: Questions related to Planning (for B. Plan paper only)
- General Awareness in relation to development issues, government policies, etc.
- Reviewing the analytical skills of the candidates
- CBSE Class X Social Sciences
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Changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020
NTA has revised JEE Main Exam Pattern from 2020 onwards as below:.
Introduction of NAT
Numerical value questions do not have options and one needs to type the answer using the virtual keyboard available on computer screens:
- For each section of B.E / B. Tech, there will be 5 NATs
- JEE Main students of B. Plan. need to answer 5 NATs in the JEE Main Maths section
- NATs does not have negative marking
Number of papers increased to 3
- JEE Main 2020 will have separate papers for B. Arch and B.Plan
- Therefore, JEE Main papers now include B.E. / B.Tech, B.Arch, and B.Plan
Reduced number of questions
- For JEE Main B.E/B. Tech section, the number of questions has been reduced from 90 to 75
- NTA has reduced overall marks as well from 360 to 300
- From 2020, the B. Plan Exam Pattern has been separately introduced in JEE Main
- The increase in the application fee can be paid online
- JEE Mains has removed upper age limit
- To be eligible, a JEE Main applicant must meet the eligibility norms irrespective of age
- Aadhar Card is not mandatory for registering for JEE Main exam
- NTA has set up more than 3400 Practice centers across the country for exam preparation
- Diabetic students can carry a water bottle, fruits, and sugar tablets to the exam hall
How to prepare as per the latest B. Plan Exam Pattern?
- JEE Main aspirants need to focus more on the numerical value type questions
- It has around 20% weightage in BE/B.Tech and B.Arch papers and 5% in B. Plan paper
- Also, it is advisable to attempt these questions as they carry no negative marking
- B. Plan Exam Pattern has few variation, hence one must fluctuate speed of learning accordingly
- Ensure to understand the question properly before attempting it
- Avoid silly mistakes while doing calculations
- JEE Main 2020 exam aspirants should try to complete the NCERT first before referring other books
- As B. Plan Exam Pattern is new, understanding of syllabus and pattern is important for scoring well
General preparation strategies for B. Plan aspirants
For better effective learning, understanding of the B. Plan Exam Pattern is essential including the following points:
- Understand the difference in syllabus:
- Part 1 and 2 of the B. Plan syllabus are the same as the B. Arch syllabus
- Part 3 has variations
- There are planning based questions for the B.Plan exam, while B.Arch has drawing based
- B. Planning section will have three sections of Mathematics, General Aptitude and Planning
- Understand the important topics well for JEE Main B.Plan paper
- Acquaint yourself with skills to read a map as it will help in answering the related questions
- Candidates should prepare according to B. Plan Exam Pattern that includes enhancing general awareness skills
- JEE Main aspirants are advised to be updated on current affairs
- Candidates preparing as per B. Plan Exam Pattern must pay special attention to various developmental schemes, Government activity, etc.
- Try to attempt maximum mock tests.
JEE Main Mock Tests
- Annually NTA releases JEE Main online mock test series for candidate reference for JEE Main exam
- Coaching centers also rely heavily on these JEE Main test series
- Owing to the COVID 19 crisis, for JEE Main 2020, NTA has launched the “National Test Abhyas” for aspirants to practice mock papers from home
JEE Main Previous Year Question Papers
- JEE Main 2020 participants are advised to practice JEE Main previous year question papers to identify key concepts
- Such question papers also helps in understanding style of question in the JEE Main exam
- Practising previous year question papers also helps in better time management skill development
Some of the recommended books for JEE Main 2020
For JEE Main exam, selection of right books and authors is quite essential. Below mentioned are few suggested best books by popular authors for preparation of JEE Main 2020:
Latest News Updates
- JEE Main 2021: Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal Directs NTA to Draft a Fresh Syllabus
- JEE Main 2021 Delayed Till February, JEE Advanced 2021 Syllabus Being Reviewed
- JAC Delhi 2020 Counselling: Seat Allotment Result For Round 3 Declared
- IIT Kharagpur Will Conduct JEE Advanced 2021
- CSAB 2020 Special Rounds Counselling Schedule Released
JEE Main Recommended Books for Mathematics
|Higher Algebra||Hall & Knight|
|Coordinate Geometry||S.L. Loney|
Best books to prepare for Part 2 & 3: Aptitude and Planning
- Contemporary India – Textbook in Geography
- India and Contemporary World – History
- Understanding Economic Development Textbook in Social Science
- Study Guide for B.Arch 2020
- NATA & JEE (B.Arch) Study Pack for 2020: 12 books with Previous year Question Paper
JEE Main 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
JEE Main aspirants are advised to go through the detailed JEE Main 2020 exam day guidelines below to avoid any kind of issues on the day of exam:
- Entry gates to the exam hall will be opened at least 2.5 hours before the starting of the exam
- Candidates are advised to reach as early as possible to speed up the process of security checking and verification
- JEE Main aspirants must carry JEE Main 2020 admit card and identity proof to enter the exam hall
- PWD category students must produce a duly signed PWD certificate in the format prescribed by the authorities at the exam center
- All sorts of electronic devices like phones, calculators, watches with calculators, etc. are prohibited inside the exam centers
- Diabetic students are allowed to carry sugar tablets/fruits and water in a transparent water bottle inside the exam hall. However, packaged food items like chocolate, sandwich, etc. are not allowed
JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern
- NTA has not updated any information for changes in JEE MAin 2021 exam pattern as of now
- It is speculated that owing to reduction in CBSE 12th syllabus by 30%, JEE Main syllabus might get affected
- JEE Main exam considers syllabus of 11th and 12th class, hence covid crisis will adversely affect school reopening and subsequent entrance exams
- Computer Based Test i.e. online mode will most probably be preferred for jEE Main 2021
- No change in schedule of January session of 2021 has been updated yet
- Division of B.Arch and B.Planning paper like JEE Main 2020, will likely remain same in coming years
JEE Main B.Planning – Scope and Career
After B.Planning, students can either pursue higher studies or can look for a suitable job. Below are few options to choose from:
- Relative M.Sc or M.Tech courses
- PG Diploma Course
- There are jobs available in the government sector as well like government departments of planning, housing schemes, etc.
- For private sectors, options are from sectors like construction, interior designing firms, NGOs, etc.
Those candidates appearing for JEE Main B. Plan paper this year, must strictly adhere to B. Plan Exam Pattern 2020.
Stay motivated and focus on revision well.
Best of luck with your upcoming exam!
JEE MAin B.Planning FAQs
Ans: There will be 3 sections in the paper namely mathematics, aptitude and planning based. There will be 50 aptitude based questions and 25 each for the mathematics and planning section. Numerical questions are added that carry no negative marking.
Ans: The exam will be conducted in two shifts namely morning and evening. Overall NTA scores will be considered for preparing the merit list. In case of tie, merit will be based on score in mathematics, aptitude and planning based in the same order.
ANs: To appear for paper 3 of B.Planning, a candidate needs to score a minimum of 50% marks in 12th board exam. However the minimum aggregate requirement has been deducted for this year exam. In 12th class, a JEE Main aspirant needs to appear for at least 5 subjects.
Ans: To appear for JEE Main 2020, candidates must have passed 12th either in 2019 or 2018, not before that. Also, NTA does not specify any upper age limit to attempt the exam.