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JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern (Revised): Check Pattern and Marking Scheme for B.E/B.Tech, B.Arch & B.Planning

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NTA has released the updated JEE Main Exam Pattern for 2020. The exam will be held online. It will be conducted twice a year in January and April. Owing to the COVID -19 pandemic, the exam for the April session is rescheduled and will be conducted from 1st September – 6th September 2020.

The registration process for JEE Main 2020 April session started from February 07, 2020. Candidates were able to apply for JEE Main 2020 by visiting the official website jeemain.nic.in. The last date to register for JEE Main 2020 April Session was March 12, 2020. NTA re-opened the application portal from 19th May to 24th May. The authority has also re-opened the form correction window till 20th July 2020. JEE Main Admit Card will be issued 10-15 days prior to the examination dates.

NTA introduces some important changes in the JEE Main Exam pattern from 2020. They conducted the first phase of JEE Main 2020 in January. Candidates should go through JEE Main 2020 January Paper Analysis to know about the questions and paper structure. Students are also advised to go through the syllabus for JEE Main along with the pattern.

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

Major Changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern

  • A separate paper will be conducted for the B.Planning course (Paper 3), unlike in previous years.
  • The number of questions has changed for all papers. It was 90 and 82 for B.Tech and B.Arch/B.Plan respectively. From 2020 it has changed to 75 questions for B.Tech, 77 for B.Arch and 100 for B.Planning.
  • Previously, there were no numerical based questions asked in JEE Main. From 2020, numerical value questions will be asked along with MCQs.
  • There will be NO negative marking for numerical value-based questions.
  • B.E./B.Tech Paper will comprise of 300 total marks in JEE Main instead of 360.  The B.Arch and B.Planning Papers will comprise of 400 total marks in JEE Main instead of 390.

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 table for quick understanding is given below:

JEE MAIN 2020 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 languages English/ Hindi/ Other regional languages English/ Hindi/ Other regional languages
Duration of Exam 3 hours 3 hours 3 hours
Total Questions 75 77 100
JEE Main Total Marks 300 400 400
Marking Scheme for MCQs +4 for correct answers

-1 for wrong answers

+4 for correct answers

-1 for wrong answers

+4 for correct answers

-1 for wrong answers

Marking Scheme for numerical value questions +4 for correct answers, no negative marking for wrong answers +4 for correct answers, no negative marking for wrong answers +4 for correct answers, no negative marking for wrong answers

MHRD has 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 Old vs New Exam Pattern

JEE Main Exam Pattern Comparison

Mode of Examination 

JEE Main 2020 Examination will be conducted in the following mode:

Paper  Mode
Paper 1 – B.E/ B.Tech Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Paper 2 – B.Arch Mathematics – Computer-based Test
Aptitude – Computer-based Test
Drawing Test – Pen and Paper Based test
Paper 3 – B. Planning Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Also Read | JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2020 – Choice of Medium of Question Paper

In JEE Main 2020, the papers will be conducted in three languages – Hindi, English and Gujarati. Candidates are required to choose the medium at the time of filling the application form.

Note: For the correctness of the question in the papers, the English version will be taken as final.

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 and conducted Online.
  • Third, paper 1 will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects.
  • There will be a total of 75 Multiple choice and numerical value questions, 25 from each subject.
  • The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes.
  • Lastly, the medium of the paper will be English and Hindi. However, students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu, etc. cities will have the option to opt for English, Hindi or Gujarati medium.

JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks:

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 the objective type are asked from Physics in Paper 1.
  • Secondly, each correct marked answer is of 4 marks.
  • 1 mark is deducted from candidates’ score for every incorrect answer.

Chemistry Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • The Chemistry section will have questions from – Physical, 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 Questions and numerical value-based questions.
  • Each correct marked answer is of 4 marks.
  • 1 mark is deducted from the 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. It will test a candidate’s aptitude in the field of Mathematics and Drawing Ability.
  • Drawing section will be conducted offline in pen and paper mode.
  • Candidates are required to take essential equipment for the Drawing section. They will not be provided with these things by exam authorities.
  • 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.
  • 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 mark will be deducted from the candidates’ total score for each incorrect response.

Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks in JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 is given below:

  • I – Mathematics – Objective type questions and numerical value questions
  • II – Aptitude Test – Objective type questions
  • 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. It will test 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.
  • 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 mark will be deducted from the candidates’ total score for each incorrect response.

Read B. Plan Exam Pattern in Detail

Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks in JEE Main 2020 Paper 3 is given below:

SUBJECTS MAXIMUM QUESTIONS MAXIMUM MARKS
Mathematics 25 100
Aptitude Test 50 200
Planning Based 25 100
Total 100 questions 400 marks

What if a candidate wants to attempt both Paper 2 and Paper 3?

In case a candidate wants to attempt both Paper 2 and 3, the total time provided for the examination will be 3 hours 30 minutes. 210 minutes can be utilised according to the 4 sections namely – Mathematics, Aptitude, Planning and Drawing.

JEE Main Exam Pattern for Aptitude and Drawing

The exam pattern for the Aptitude and Drawing section is as follows –

Aptitude

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

Drawing

  • The Drawing Test will consist 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 Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme

  • JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 will be of 300 marks. Paper 2 and Paper 3 will be of 400 marks.
  • Four marks will be awarded for each right answer. One mark will be deducted for the wrong answer except for the Drawing Test.
  • Drawing Test will have 2 questions of 50 marks each.
  • Filling up more than one choice will be termed incorrect. Marks will be deducted for the same.
  • For numerical value-based questions, there will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Paper 1

SUBJECTS QUESTIONS MARKS PER QUESTION MARKS
Chemistry 25 4 100
Physics 25 4 100
Mathematics 25 4 100
Total 75 300

Paper 2

SUBJECTS QUESTIONS MARKS PER QUESTION MARKS
Aptitude test 50 4 200
Mathematics 25 4 100
Drawing 2 50 100
Total 77 400

Paper 3

SUBJECTS QUESTIONS MARKS PER QUESTION MARKS
Aptitude test 25 4 100
Mathematics 50 4 200
Planning Based 25 4 100
Total 100 400

How to best prepare for the JEE Main 2020 Exam?

Solve maximum question papers to understand the exam pattern for JEE Main 2020. It is best to solve JEE Main 2019 Question Paper to understand the exam pattern. Aspirants can also do this by solving mock tests and JEE Main 2020 sample papers. They can get the best books for JEE Main 2020 Preparation for the right approach. This will help them score the JEE Main Passing Marks or JEE Main Cut Off.

Read JEE Main Preparation Tips

Sample Questions for New Changes

Here are the download links for JEE Main 2020 sample papers. More types of these questions can be found in JEE Main Test series available online.

  • Sample Numerical Value Questions for Physics – Click here
  • Sample Numerical Value Questions for Chemistry – Click here
  • Sample Numerical Value Questions for Mathematics – Click here
  • Sample Questions for Planning – Click here

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Official Mock Test

Go to the official website for NTA. Register for the official online mock of JEE Main 2020. Moreover, you can also attempt mock tests while staying at home without any registration. NTA has provided mocks from a large archive of January 2020 sessions and old JEE Main Question Papers as well.

JEE Main Exam Pattern: Books for Preparation

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

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Guidelines for Computer-Based Test Mode

Candidates should bring the following documents on the day of the examination. Failure of presentation of the following documents will prohibit the candidate to sit for the examination.

  • A printed copy of the admit card downloaded from the NTA’s official website.
  • A passport-sized photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form). This will be required for pasting on the specified space in the attendance sheet at the examination center during the examination.
  • Anyone of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired). The id presented should be – PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card (With photograph)/E-Aadhaar with photograph/ Ration Card with photograph/ 12th Class Board Admit Card with photograph/ Bank Passbook with Photograph.
  • PwD certificate issued by the authorized medical officer, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category or,
  • PwD Certificate regarding physical limitation in an examination to write.
  • If claiming the relaxation under PwD category,
  • or Letter of Undertaking for using Own Scribe, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category.

JEE Main Syllabus

Syllabus forms the integral part of each and every examination. Once you know the tough and easy topics of the JEE Main 2020 Syllabus you increase your chances of a higher score. You can check the subject-wise syllabus down below.

Physics

The syllabus for Physics is tabulated below:

Kinematics Properties of Solids & Liquids Magnetic Effects of Current
Physics & Measurement Kinetic Theory of Gases Thermodynamics
Gravitation Electromagnetic Waves Oscillations & Waves
Laws of motion Rotational Motion Electrostatics
Work, Energy & Power Current Electricity Optics

Detailed Syllabus for Physics

The JEE Main 2020 syllabus for Physics is as follows. Following section shows the detailed syllabus for a few important units.

Physics and Measurement

Physics Fundamental and Derived units Errors in Measurement
Technology and Society Least Count Dimension of Physical Quantities
S.I. Units Accuracy and Precision of measuring instruments Dimensional Analysis and Application

Kinematics

Frame of reference Scalars and Vectors, Vector Addition and Subtraction, Zero Vector, Scalar and Vector products, Unit Vector, Resolution of a Vector
Motion in a straight line: Position-time graph, speed and velocity. Relative Velocity, Motion in a plane.
Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time, position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion. Projectile Motion, Uniform Circular Motion

Laws of Motion

Force and Inertia, Static and Kinetic friction, Laws of friction, Rolling friction.
Newton’s First Law of motion; Momentum, Newton’s Second Law of motion; Impulse; Newton’s Third Law of motion. Dynamics of uniform circular motion: Centripetal force and its application
Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications, Equilibrium of concurrent forces.

Work, Energy and Power

Work done by a constant force and a variable force; Kinetic and potential energies, Work-Energy theorem Potential energy of a spring, Conservation of mechanical energy, Conservative and nonconservative forces;
Power Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions.

Rotational Motion

Moment of inertia, Radius of gyration Centre of mass of a two-particle system, Centre of mass of a rigid body
Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects, parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications. Basic concepts of rotational motion; moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum and its applications
Rigid body rotation, Equations of rotational motion

Oscillation and Waves

Free, forced and damped oscillations, Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time.
Resonance Periodic functions
Wave motion Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M.) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring -restoring force and force constant;
Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of a wave Energy in S.H.M. – Kinetic and potential energies; Simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time period
Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, Standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect in sound Displacement relation for a progressive wave

Preparation Tips for Physics

  • First, understanding the concepts to the core.
  • Second, practice the questions as much as you can.
  • Third, bring clarity in the basics instead of trying to learn all the formulas.
  • Lastly, focus on both numerical and conceptual questions.

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Books for JEE Main 2020 Preparation for Physics

Sl. No. Book Author
1. NCERT Books
2. Physics H.C Verma
3. Concepts of Physics – Vol I and Vol II H.C. Verma
4. Understanding of Physics for the students of JEE Main & Advanced Optics & Modern Physics D C Pandey
5. Fundamentals of Physics Halliday and Walker

Chemistry

The syllabus for chemistry is tabulated below:

States of Matter Surface Chemistry Chemical Bonding
D and F Block Elements Equilibrium Solutions
Basic concepts of chemistry Molecular Structure Redox reactions
Nitrogen Hydrogen Chemical Kinetics
Block Elements Chemical Thermodynamics Atomic Structure
Chemical Kinetics Components with Halogens Environmental Chemistry

Detailed Syllabus

The JEE Main Syllabus for Chemistry is as follows. Following section provides a detailed syllabus of a few of the important topics for the subject.

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Matter and its Theory Physical Quantities and their measurements in Chemistry, Precision and Accuracy, Significant Figures, S.I. Units, Dimensional Analysis
Dalton’s Atomic Theory Laws of Chemical Combination
Concept of Atom, Molecule, Element and Compound Atomic and Molecular Masses, Mole Concept, Molar Mass, Percentage Composition, Empirical and Molecular Formulae
Chemical Equations and Stoichiometry

States of Matter

Gaseous State Liquid State Solid State
Measurable Properties of Gases Properties of Liquids – Vapour Pressure, Viscosity and Surface Tension and Effect of Temperature on them. (Qualitative Treatment only) Classification of Solids
Gas Laws – Boyle’s Law, Charle’s Law, Graham’s Law of Diffusion, Avogadro’s Law, Dalton’s Law of Partial Pressure Molecular, ionic, covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (Elementary Idea)
Absolute Scale of Temperature Bragg’s law and its Applications
Ideal Gas Equation Unit Cell and Lattices, Packing in Solids (Fee, Bee and Hep Lattices), Voids, Calculations involving Unit Cell Parameters, Imperfection in Solids
Kinetic Theory of Gases (Only Postulates) Electrical and Magnetic Properties
Concept of Average, Root Mean square and Most Probable Velocities
Real gases, Deviation from Ideal Behavior, Compressibility Factor and Van Der Waals Equation

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Topic Details
Kossel-Lewis approach The chemical bond formation, the concept of ionic and covalent bonds
Ionic Bonding Formation of ionic bonds, factors affecting the formation of ionic bonds, calculation of lattice enthalpy
Covalent Bonding Concept of electronegativity, Fajan’s Rule, dipole moment Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion (VSEPR) theory and shapes of simple molecules
Quantum Mechanical Approach to covalent bonding Its important features, hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals resonance.
Molecular Orbital Theory Its important features, LCAOs, types of molecular orbitals (bonding, antibonding), sigma and pi-bonds, molecular orbital electronic configuration of homonuclear diatomic molecules, the concept of bond order, bond length and bond energy.
Electronic idea of metallic bonding, Hydrogen bonding and its Applications.

Chemical Thermodynamics

Fundamentals of Thermodynamics System and surroundings, extensive and intensive properties, state function and types of processes
First law of Thermodynamics Concept of work, heat internal energy and enthalpy, heat capacity, molecular heat capacity
Hess’s Law of constant heat summation
Enthalpies of bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transition, hydration, ionization and solution.
Second Law of Thermodynamics Spontaneity of Processes
∆S of the universe and ∆G of the system as criteria for spontaneity, ∆G° (Standard Gibbs Energy Change) and Equilibrium Constant

 Equilibrium

Meaning of Equilibrium, Concept of dynamic equilibrium Equilibria involving Physical Processes – solid-liquid, liquid-gas and solid-gas equilibria, Henry’s Law, General characteristics of equilibrium involving physical processes.
Equilibria involving Physical Processes – Law of Chemical Equilibrium, equilibrium constants (Kp and Kc) and their significance, the significance of ∆G and ∆G° in chemical equilibria, factors affecting equilibrium concentrations, pressure, temperature effect of catalyst; Le Chatelier’s principle. Ionic Equilibrium – Weak and strong electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes, various concepts of acids and bases (Arrhenius Bronsted – Lowry and Lewis) and their ionization, acid-base equilibria (including multi-stage ionization) and ionization constants, ionization of water, pH scale, common ion effect, hydrolysis of salts and pH of their solutions, the solubility of sparingly soluble salts and solubility products and buffer solutions.

P-block Elements

Electronic Configuration and general trends in physical and chemical properties of elements across the periods and down the groups; unique behaviour of the first element in each group.

Group Details
13 Preparations and properties of Boron and aluminium; Structure, properties and uses of borax, boric acid, diborane, boron trifluoride, aluminium chloride, alums.
14 Tendency for Catenation; structure, properties and uses of Allotropes and oxides of carbon, silicon tetrachloride, silicates, zeolites and silicones
15 Allotropic forms of Phosphorus; Properties and uses of nitrogen and phosphorus; Preparation, properties, structure and uses of ammonia, nitric acid, phosphine halides, (PCLჳ, PCLཏ); Structures of oxides and oxoacids of nitrogen and phosphorus
16 Preparation, properties, structures and uses of ozone; Allotropic forms of sulphur; Preparation, properties, structure and uses of sulphuric acid (including its industrial preparation); Structures of oxoacids of sulphur
17 Trends in the acidic nature of hydrogen halides; Structure of interhalogen compounds and oxides and oxoacids of halogens; Preparation, properties and uses of hydrochloric acid;
18 Occurrence and uses of noble gases; Structures of Fluorides and oxides of xenon

Preparation Tips for Chemistry

  • Solve the entire NCERT book. That will help you cover your Inorganic part of the chemistry syllabus
  • Second, make appropriate notes for every chapter.
  • Furthermore, study all reaction mechanisms and remember all named reactions.
  • Keep revising all the formulas and reactions from time to time.
  • After finishing a chapter, jot down all the equations and formulas in a separate notebook and use it while solving problems.

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Books for JEE Main 2020 Preparation for Chemistry

Sl. No. Books Author
1. NCERT Chemistry
2. Organic Chemistry Morris and Boyd
3. Numerical Chemistry P Bahadur
4. Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations R C Mukherjee
5. Practice Book Chemistry for JEE Main and JEE Advanced Arihant

Mathematics

The syllabus for mathematics is tabulated below:

Sets, Relations & Functions Permutation & Combination Binomial Theorem
Trigonometry Quadratic Equations Vector Algebra
3D Geometry Coordinate Geometry Integral Calculus
Differential Equations Sequences & Series Limits & Continuity
Matrices & Determinants Statistics & Probability Complex Numbers

Detailed Syllabus for Physics

The JEE Main syllabus for Mathematics is as follows. The following section provides a detailed syllabus of a few of the important topics for the subject.

Sets, Relations and Functions

Sets and their representation Union, intersection and complement of sets and their algebraic properties
Power set Relation, Types of relations, equivalence relations, functions
One-one, into and onto functions, composition of functions

Complex Number and Quadratic Equations

Complex numbers as ordered pairs of reals Representation of complex numbers in the form (a+ib) and their representation in a plane, Argand diagram.
Algebra of complex numbers, modulus and argument (or amplitude) of a complex number, square root of a complex number. Triangle inequality.
Quadratic equations in real and complex number systems and their solutions. The relation between roots and coefficients, nature of roots, the formation of quadratic equations with given roots.

Matrices and Determinants

Matrices: Algebra of matrices, types of matrices, and matrices of order two and three. Determinants: Properties of determinants, evaluation of determinants, the area of triangles using determinants.
Adjoint and evaluation of inverse of a square matrix using determinants and elementary transformations. Test of consistency and solution of simultaneous linear equations in two or three variables using determinants and matrices

Permutations and Combinations

The fundamental principle of counting. Permutation as an arrangement and combination as a selection.
The meaning of P (n,r) and C (n,r). Simple applications.

Integral Calculus

Integral as an antiderivative. Integration by substitution, by parts, and by partial fractions.
Fundamental integrals involving algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Integration using trigonometric identities.
Integral as limit of a sum.

Evaluation of simple integrals

Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Properties of definite integrals, evaluation of definite integrals, determining areas of the regions bounded by simple curves in standard form

Differential Equations

Ordinary differential equations, their order, and degree The solution of differential equations by the method of separation of variables.
Formation of differential equations. The solution of homogeneous and linear differential equations of the type.

Preparation Tips for Mathematics

Here are a few tips to ace the Mathematics section of the examination

  • The immense practice of sums from all the chapters, especially the important ones.
  • Also, there should be clarity in concepts.
  • The formulae should be learnt by heart.
  • Discover every possible shortcut and tricks to avoid wastage of time.
  • Lastly, develop your visualization skills.

Read JEE Main Preparation Tips for Mathematics

Books for JEE Main 2020 Preparation for Mathematics

Sl. No.  Books  Author
1. NCERT Books
2. Higher Algebra Hall and Knight
3. Coordinate Geometry for IIT JEE SK Goyal
4. Integral Calculus IIT-JEE Amit Agarwal
5. Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry S.L. Loney

Aptitude Syllabus (Part 1)

  • Surfaces and objects associated with Architecture and as building elements.
  • Familiarization with places, relevant people, structures/buildings and materials/objects.
  • Capability of visualizing various sides of 3D items.
  • Transformation capabilities of 3D objects from 2D drawings.
  • Mental Capability of Analytical & Reasoning concepts.

Aptitude Syllabus (Part 2)

  • Structure and drawing of geometrical or dynamic shapes & examples in pencil.
  • 3D perception: Analyzing and developing concepts about scale and object proportions. Analyzing building structures & components, shading surface, agreement, and complexity.
  • Change of structures between both 2D and 3D figures. Their inter-relations, subtraction, surface & volume development, plan generation, heights.

Drawing Syllabus 

  • Drawing and Designing of geometrical or abstract shapes & patterns in pencil
  • Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union
  • Elevation and 3D views of objects rotation
  • Development of Surfaces and Volumes
  • Generation of Plan
  • Creating 2D & 3D compositions using given shapes and forms
  • Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes

Planning Syllabus 

  • General Awareness with regard to government programs/schemes, development issues etc.
  • Critical thinking, Comprehension, Analytical skills, Map reading skills, Graphs, Charts, Simple statistics etc.
  • Social Sciences.

Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2020

  • Compiling of notes: Try jotting down important points and formulas after finishing every chapter. This will help you revise everything before the examination easily. This will also help you during solving problems and reference.
  • Avoid procrastination: The clock is ticking. Each day is important and delaying, by all means, should be avoided.
  • Confidence: Don’t get intimidated by difficult and complex topics. Focus on clearing and understanding the concepts, rather than worrying about not performing well.
  • Time Management: Time management is one of the important aspects in JEE Main 2020 Preparations. It is very important to balance your time between JEE Main Preparations and Class XII Examinations.
  • Mock Tests and Sample Papers: Practise mock tests and JEE Main 2020 sample papers. Mock tests will help you understand the JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern. You should solve the tests in the same manner as you solve in the examination. This will give you confidence and an idea about time management during the examination. Check Study Material for JEE Main
  • Smart Preparation Plan: Prepare cheat sheets and flashcards to revise formulae. Learn shortcuts for lengthy equations. Try to maintain the consistency by keeping your preparation interesting.
  • Make use of Android apps: Living is the epitome of the technological era has its own perks. There are a lot of apps developed for JEE Main 2020 Preparations. These apps include – Topper, JEE Main Prep, Unacademy Learning App, etc. Candidates are advised to make these apps use them as additional tools to enhance their preparation level. Such a preparation source comes with advantages like cost-effectiveness, handiness etc.

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Exam Day Instructions for JEE Main 2020

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

  • The candidates shall report at the examination centre two hours before the examination starts. As a result, they will complete the frisking and registration formalities on time.
  • The examination hall/room Registration desk will be closed 30 minutes prior to the examination.
  • You shall not be permitted to enter after 9:00 a.m in the first shift and after 2:00 p.m. in the second shift.
  • A seat indicating roll number will be allocated to each candidate.
  • Students should find and sit on their allocated seat only.
  • Any candidate found to have changed room/hall or the seat on his/her own other than allotted, his/her candidature shall be cancelled and no plea would be accepted for it.
  • No candidate, without the special permission of the Centre Superintendent or the Invigilator concerned, will leave his/her seat or examination room/hall until the full duration of the paper is over.
  • Follow the instructions strictly as instructed by the Centre Superintendent/Invigilators.
  • Do not leave the room/hall without handing over their rough sheets to the invigilator on duty in the Room/Hall.
  • The NTA shall not be responsible for the conduct of re-test, under any circumstances.
  • The information related to the test center will be mentioned in JEE Main 2020 Admit Card.
  • Any kind of electronic device and study material is prohibited inside the examination hall.
  • Bring their own pencils, geometry box, erasers colours for the aptitude test.

FAQs on JEE Main Exam Pattern

Ques. Is there any negative marking in the JEE Main 2020 exam?

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Ans. There is a 1 mark deduction for MCQ type questions. There is no negative marking for Numerical type questions.

Ques. How many non – MCQs are included in the B.E/ B.Tech paper in JEE Main 2020?

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Ans. 15 numerical value questions have been included in B.E/ B. Tech paper of JEE Main 2020. All the 3 subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics will have 25 questions each. Out of which there will be 20 MCQs and 5 Numeric Value based questions. There will be no negative marking in the case of Numeric value answer based questions, for incorrect responses or unattempted questions.

Ques. How many marks does each question carry in JEE Main 2020 Paper 1?

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Ans. Each question carries 4 marks in JEE Main 2020 Paper 1.

Ques. What type of questions are asked in JEE Main 2020?

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Ans. JEE Main comprises Numerical value based and MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) type questions.

Ques. What is the sectional distribution of B.E/ B.Tech paper?

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Ans. 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 and conducted in Online Mode. Paper 1 will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects. There will be a 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.


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