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JEE Advanced 2020 Concluded: Check Paper Analysis, Question Papers (Released), Pattern

Last updated on September 28th, 2020 at 03:58 pm

JEE ADVANCED  2020 Paper Analysis

IIT Delhi has successfully conducted the JEE Advanced 2020 on 27th September. The exam was held with full safety protocols amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On a positive note, 1,60,864 registered candidates appeared for the exam, which accumulates to 96% attendance for this year’s JEE Advanced at 1150 centres in 222 cities.

Students who qualify the minimum JEE Advanced Cut Off will be able to participate in counselling for Indian Institute of Technology (IITs).

JEE Advanced 2020 Question Paper PDFs (Official)

IIT Delhi released the official question papers of JEE Advanced 2020 late night on 27th September. This will help the candidates to predict their scores and work on possible options in various IITs. Given below are Question Paper PDFs to download.

Paper 1 Physics Chemistry Mathematics
Paper 2 Physics Chemistry Mathematics

Few coaching institutes have released Unofficial JEE Advanced 2020 Answer Keys. Check them here

JEE Advanced Paper Analysis 2020

The exam was conducted in two shifts with first shift for Paper 1 and second shift for Paper 2. Both the papers are compulsory to attend as the scores are accumulated from both shifts. Given below is the paper analysis for both shifts.

JEE Advanced 2020 Paper 1 Analysis

  • Shift Timings – 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM.
  • Overall Difficulty – Moderate to Difficult
  • Physics was the toughest section, as told by the majority of candidates. Some major topics asked were – thermodynamics, magnetism and rotation.
  • Many students reported that the Chemistry section was easiest of all. Questions were mostly based on NCERT pattern.
  • However, few questions of Inorganic chemistry were tough to solve.
  • Students said that Mathematics was moderate. However, questions were long and time consuming, and required a deep understanding of logic.
  • Algebra and Calculus were the most difficult topics in Maths.

JEE Advanced 2020 Paper 2 Analysis

  • Shift Timings – 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Overall Difficulty – Difficult
  • Maths and Physics was much harder as compared to Paper 1. Questions were asked from similar topics.
  • Chemistry was easy to moderate this time. Questions were both numerical and fact based.
  • Students reported that Paper 2 was much more difficult than Paper 1 as Section 1 was also numerical based with a single digit integer answer in all the subjects.

Exam Pattern For Paper 1

Given below is the JEE Advanced Exam Pattern for each subject i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in Paper 1. All the subjects have 3 sections, details of which are given below-

Section Question Type Number of Questions Maximum Marks for the section
1 Single Correct Option (out of 4) 6 18
2 One or more option(s) is correct 6 24
3 Numerical Value Answer 6 24

Exam Pattern For Paper 2

Given below is the JEE Advanced Exam Pattern for each subject i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in Paper 2. All the subjects have 3 sections, details of which are given below-

Section Question Type Number of Questions Maximum Marks for the section
1 Single Digit Integer Answer 6 18
2 One or more option(s) is correct 6 24
3 Numerical Value Answer 6 24

Marking Scheme for Paper 1 and 2

Section Maximum marks Partial Marks Negative Marks
1 +3
If only the correct answer is selected/answered
-1 in all other cases
2 +4
If the correct option(s) is selected
+3 – If all the four options are correct but ONLY three options are chosen

+2 – If three or more options are correct but ONLY two options are chosen, both of which are correct options

+1 – If two or more options are correct but ONLY one option is chosen and it is a correct option.

-2 in all other cases
3 +4
If only the correct answer is entered

Soon enough, IIT Delhi will announce the JEE Advanced Results, tentatively on 5th Oct 2020. Those who qualify in the exam can participate in JEE Advanced Counselling for IITs and other participating colleges of JEE Main.


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