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JEE Main Exam Pattern (Updated) released by NTA, Marking Scheme for Paper 1, 2 and 3

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the updated JEE Main Exam pattern for 2020. The exam will be held in Online Mode only and will be conducted twice an year in the month of January and April. Check JEE Main 2020 Exam Dates

Registration process for JEE Main 2020 April session has started from February 07, 2020. Candidates can apply for JEE Main 2020 by visiting the official website jeemain.nic.in. Last date to register is March 12, 2020 and to payment of requisite fee is March 12, 2020. Check JEE Main 2020 Eligibility

Some important changes have been introduced in JEE Main Exam pattern by the NTA from 2020. As of now, no information related to any changes in the JEE Main Syllabus has been notified by the coordinating body. NTA conducted first phase of JEE Main 2020 in January, candidates should go through JEE Main 2020 January Paper Analysis to get an idea about the type of questions and paper structure.

Major changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern:

  • From 2020, a separate paper will be conducted for B.Plan course.
  • No. of questions has changed.
  • Numerical value question will be asked along with MCQs.
  • No negative marking for numerical value based questions.

Read on to know more about the JEE Main exam pattern, marking scheme, section-wise distribution of question etc.

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Updated JEE Main Exam Pattern Highlights

JEE Main 2020 is conducted in three papers from 2020– Paper 1 (Engineering), Paper 2 (Architecture) and Paper 3 (Planning). A quick sneak peek is given below:

JEE Main Paper Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3
Programs Offered B.E./ B.Tech. B.Arch B.Planning
Sections/ Subjects Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Aptitude Test, Mathematics & Drawing Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning based questions
Type of Questions MCQs + Numerical Value MCQs + Numerical Value + Drawing MCQs + Numerical Value + Planning
Medium of Exam English/ Hindi/ Other regional language English/ Hindi/ Other regional language English/ Hindi/ Other regional language
Duration of Exam 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours
Total Questions 75 77 100
Total Marks 300 400 400
Marking Scheme for MCQs +4 for correct answer
-1 for wrong answer
+4 for correct answer
-1 for wrong answer
+4 for correct answer
-1 for wrong answer
Marking Scheme for numerical value +4 for correct answer
no negative marking for wrong answer
+4 for correct answer
no negative marking for wrong answer
+4 for correct answer
no negative marking for wrong answer
NTA release the result of JEE Main 2020 January session on January 17, 2020.

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.

JEE Main Exam Pattern

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

  • Paper-1 of JEE Main 2020 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering courses.
  • As per the updates, the examination will be a Computer Based Test.
  • Paper 1 will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects.
  • There will total of 75 Multiple choice and numerical value questions, 25 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 Haveli 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 25 100
Chemistry 25 100
Mathematics 25 100
Total 75 questions 300 marks

Physics Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • 25 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.

Chemistry Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • 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 25 Multiple choice based and numerical value based questions
  • Each correct marked answer is of 4 marks.
  • 1 mark is deducted from candidates’ score for every incorrect answer.

Mathematics Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • 25 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)

  • Paper-2 of JEE Main 2020 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 77 questions, 50 questions for aptitude test, 2 questions for drawing test and 25 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 50 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 and numerical value
  • Part II – Aptitude Test – Objective type questions
  • Part III – Drawing Test – Questions based on drawing
Subjects Maximum Questions Maximum Marks
Mathematics 25 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 02 100
Total 77 questions 400 marks

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Paper 3 (B.Planning)

  • Paper-3 of JEE Main 2020 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate planning courses.
  • It will be a Computer Based Test, testing a candidate’s aptitude in the field of Mathematics and planning ability.
  • The paper will consist of a total of 100 questions, 50 questions for aptitude test, 25 questions for planning test and 25 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.
  • 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 2020 is provided:

SUBJECTS MAXIMUM QUESTIONS MAXIMUM MARKS
Mathematics 25 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 25 100
Total 100 questions 400 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 25 Multiple choice objective and numerical value 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 50 marks.
  • Candidates will be awarded marks as per their work on the drawing sheet.

JEE Main Marking Scheme

  • JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 will consist of 300 marks while Paper 2 and Paper 3 will be of 400 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 50 marks each.
  • Filling up more than one choice will be termed incorrect and marks will be deducted for the same.

Check JEE Main 2020 CutOff

Paper 1

Subjects Questions Marks per question Marks
Chemistry 25 4 100
Physics 25 100
Mathematics 25 100
Total 75 300

Paper 2

Subjects Questions Marks per question Marks
Aptitude test 50 4 200
Mathematics 25 100
Drawing 2 35 100
Total 77 400

Paper 3

Subjects Questions Marks per question Marks
Aptitude test 25 4 100
Mathematics 50 200
Planning Based 25 100
Total 100 400

JEE Main 2020: Preparation Books

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 2020

Candidates should keep these instructions in mind while appearing for JEE Main 2020.

  • 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.

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