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JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern (Revised): Check Pattern and Marking Scheme

Last updated on October 21st, 2020 at 06:10 pm

NTA has revised the JEE Main Exam pattern from 2020 onwards. The first session of JEE Main 2020 was conducted in January. Aspirants can view JEE Main 2020 April / September Paper Analysis to know about the questions and paper structure. Students are also advised to go through the syllabus for JEE Main.

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The details below explain 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 paper 3 in JEE Main 2020 exam
  • There has been a change in the number of questions
    • It was 90 and 82 for B.Tech and B.Arch/B. Plan respectively earlier
    • From 2020, it has changed to 75 questions for B.Tech, 77 for B.Arch and 100 for B.Planning
  • For JEE Main exam of 2020, numerical based questions will be added along with MCQs.
  • There will be NO negative marking for numerical value-based questions.
  • JEE Main 2020 will have 300 marks for B.E./B.Tech Paper, unlike 360 previous years.
  • B. Arch and B.Planning Papers will cover 400 total marks in JEE Main instead of 390.

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Updated JEE Main Exam Pattern: Highlights

JEE Main 2020 will include 3 papers

  • Paper 1 (Engineering)
  • Paper 2 (Architecture)
  • Paper 3 (Planning)
    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 directed NTA to not announce JEE rankings
  • NTA will only announce the percentile scores based on which admissions will be granted in colleges across India

JEE Main Old vs New Exam Pattern

JEE Main Old vs New Exam Pattern

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, there will be 3 choices for the medium of question paper namely Hindi, English and Gujarati
  • Candidates are required to choose the medium at the time of filling the JEE Main 2020 application form

Note: For ensuring correctness of the questions, 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 will be conducted in online mode
  • The paper will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
  • There will be a total of 75 Multiple choice and numerical value questions
  • Paper 1 will have 25 questions from each subject
  • The duration of the examination will be 180 minutes
  • Lastly, the medium of the paper will be English and Hindi but for exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu, cities, there will option for Gujarati as well

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

Physics 25 100
Chemistry 25 100
Mathematics 25 100
Total 75 questions 300 marks

Physics Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • There will be 25 questions of objective type from Physics in Paper 1
  • For each correct answer, 4 marks will be added
  • 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer

Chemistry Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • For chemistry, there will be mixed questions from Physical, Inorganic, and Organic Chemistry
  • There will be a total of 25 Multiple Choice Questions and numerical value-based questions
  • For each correct answer, 4 marks will be added
  • 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer

Mathematics Section-Wise Exam Pattern

  • There will be 25 questions of objective type from Mathematics
  • For each correct answer, 4 marks will be added
  • 1 mark is deducted 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 and analyses a candidate’s aptitude in Mathematics and Drawing Ability
  • Drawing section will be conducted offline in pen and paper mode
  • Candidates need to bring essential equipment for the Drawing section on their own
  • The paper will consist of a total of 77 questions
  • The paper will include 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 except for centres at Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities, which have Gujarati as well
  • Each correct answer will carry 4 marks
  • Two drawing questions will be of 50 marks each
  • One mark will be deducted 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
    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 that checks for a candidate’s aptitude in Mathematics and planning
  • The paper will consist of a total of 100 questions
    • 50 questions for aptitude test
    • 25 questions for planning test
    • 25 questions from mathematics
  • Duration of the examination will be 180 minutes
  • The medium of the paper will be English and Hindi except for centres at Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities, that has an option for Gujarati as well
  • Each correct question will carry 4 marks.
  • One mark will be deducted for each incorrect response

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

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?

  • JEE Main candidates who wish to attempt both Paper 2 and 3, are allotted a total time of 3 hours 30 minutes
  • The total of 210 minutes can be utilised accordingly for 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 test will contain 50 objective type questions
  • 4 marks are awarded for every correct answer
  • 1 mark is deducted from the total score for every incorrect answer


  • The Drawing Test will consist of 2 questions
  • Candidates need 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 maximum 50 marks each
  • Answering more than one choice will be considered incorrect and marks will be deducted for the same
  • For numerical value-based questions, there will be no negative marking for wrong answers

Paper 1

Chemistry 25 4 100
Physics 25 4 100
Mathematics 25 4 100
Total 75 300

Paper 2

Aptitude test 50 4 200
Mathematics 25 4 100
Drawing 2 50 100
Total 77 400

Paper 3

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?

  • JEE Main aspirants are advised to solve maximum question papers to understand the JEE Main 2020 exam pattern
  • Try to solve previous year question papers especially JEE Main 2019 Question Paper to understand the pattern
  • One can also solve mock tests and JEE Main 2020 sample papers
  • Candidates can get the best books on JEE Main 2020 Preparation for better results which helps in scoring JEE Main passing marks for JEE Main Cut Off

Read JEE Main Preparation Tips

Sample Questions for New Changes

Below mentioned are few download links for JEE Main 2020 sample papers. Similar JEE Main Test series can be availed 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

  • Visit the official website for NTA to register for the official online mock test of JEE Main 2020
  • JEE Main 2020 participants can attempt these tests from home itself without any registration fee
  • NTA has collected questions for mock tests from a large archive of January 2020 sessions and old JEE Main Question Papers

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 without any fail:

  • A printed copy of the admit card downloaded from the NTA’s official website
  • Passport-sized photograph (same as uploaded on the JEE Main 2020 Application Form) to be pasted on the attendance sheet at the examination center
  • Any one of the valid photo ID proof in original including:
    • 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 applicable for either of the below cases:-
    • PWD Certificate to prove physical limitation in an examination to write
    • If claiming the relaxation under PWD category
    • Letter of Undertaking for using Own Scribe, if claiming the relaxation under PWD category

JEE Main Syllabus

For JEE Main aspirants, the syllabus is very important to analyse tough and easy topics for the JEE Main 2020. Check for the JEE Main 2020 syllabus 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 detailed below for a few main topics:

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


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

  • JEE Main 2020 candidates need to understand the concepts to the core
  • Try to practice the questions papers as much as possible
  • Rather than mugging up the formulas, try to understand the basics
  • One must focus on both numerical and conceptual questions

Read JEE Main Preparation Tips for Physics

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


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 for a few important topics.

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


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

  • JEE Main aspirants need to solve the entire NCERT book to cover iInorganic portion of the syllabus
  • Try to make appropriate notes for every chapter
  • It is somehow important to learn all reaction mechanisms and remember all named reactions
  • Keep revising all the formulas and reactions from time to time
  • After finishing a chapter, note down all the equations and formulas in a separate notebook and use it while solving problems

Read JEE Main Preparation Tips for Chemistry

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


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 Mathematics

The JEE Main syllabus for Mathematics is as follows including few important topics:

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 CalculusEvaluation of simple integrals

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.
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

  • Practise maximum number of sums from all the chapters, especially the important ones
  • One should clarify the concepts
  • Formulas must 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
  • The 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: JEE Main 2020 aspirants should note down important points and formulas after finishing every chapter that eases revision and help in faster processing
  • Avoid procrastination: For 2020 JEE Main exam, few days are left, so candidates must not waste any time
  • Confidence: Don’t get intimidated by difficult and complex topics and focus on concept learning.
  • Time Management: It is an important aspect for JEE Main 2020 Preparations. Try to balance between JEE Main Preparations and Class XII Examinations
  • Mock Tests and Sample Papers: Practise mock tests and JEE Main 2020 sample papers for better understanding of the JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern and check time management skills

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  • Smart Preparation Plan: 
    1. Prepare cheat sheets and flashcards to revise formulas
    2. Learn shortcuts for lengthy equations
    3. Try to maintain consistency by an interesting way of learning
  • Make use of Android apps:
    1. Utilize technology for faster yet effective learning
    2. Make use of latest lot of apps for JEE Main 2020 Preparations
    3. Such apps include Topper, JEE Main Prep, Unacademy Learning App, etc.
    4. JEE Main aspirant can use these apps as tools for enhanced learning
    5. These apps are readily available and cost effective as well

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Exam Day Instructions for JEE Main 2020

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

  • JEE Main 2020 participants should report two hours before the examination schedule to avoid delay in verification formalities
  • The exam hall/room registration desk will be closed 30 minutes prior to the examination
  • Candidates are not permitted to enter after 9:00 a.m in the first shift and after 2:00 p.m. in the second shift
  • Seat with roll number is allocated to every student
  • One must occupy the seat allotted to them else their candidature will not be accepted
  • A candidate cannot leave the JEE Main exam centre or seat without special permission of the Centre Superintendent or the invigilator before session ends
  • Every student must adhere to instructions by the Centre Superintendent/Invigilators
  • JEE Main 2020 answer sheet with rough sheets must be submitted before leaving the hall
  • NTA will not entertain any re-test, under any circumstances
  • Schedule and test centre will be informed in the JEE Main 2020 Admit Card
  • JEE Main applicants must not bring any electronic device or study material to exam hall
  • Candidates are required to bring all required stationary for aptitude test

Jee Main Exam Pattern 2021

Owing to COVID 19 pandemic, chances are high that changes in JEE Main 2021 exam pattern is inevitable. However, there has been no update yet by NTA officially.

  • With a reduction of around 30% syllabus by CBSE, there are high chances that syllabus for JEE Main 2021 might get reduced
  • JEE Main exam is based on 11th and 12th syllabus
  • The changes made for JEE Main 2020 September session will be unaltered
    • Inclusion of numerical type questions along with MCQs
    • Reduction in the number of questions each paper
    • B. plan paper has been separated as paper 3
    • No negative marking for numerical type questions

FAQs on JEE Main Exam Pattern

Ques: is there any change in the JEE main 2020 exam pattern owing to pandemic situation?

Ans: NTA has updated revised guidelines for upcoming JEE Main exam that includes change in exam pattern as well. B.Planning has been taken as a separate paper, no. of questions each paper has been lowered and there has been an addition of numerical type questions.

Ques: What will be the pattern of questions for B.Planning paper?

Ans: There will be a separate paper for B.Planning from this session onwards that consists of questions from mathematics, aptitude based and planning based. The total marks will be 100 in which 50 marks is for aptitude test.

Ques: What is the mode of examination and medium of questions for paper 3?

Ans: Like paper 1 and 2, paper 3 will also be conducted in online mode for a duration of 180 minutes. The medium of questions will be English and Hindi, however for centers at Gujarat, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu etc., Gujarati is also available.

Ques: Is there any revision on JEE Main exam duration?

Ans: As per the revised JEE Main exam pattern, all three papers of B.E/B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Plan. will be of 3 hours duration each. For those candidates who wish to appear for both paper 2 and paper 3, the exam duration will be 3 hours 30 minutes.

Ques: What will be the marking scheme of B.Planning paper?

Ans: There will be MCQs as well as numerical based questions as per the updated JEE Main exam format. Every correct MCQ will be rewarded 4 points and for every incorrect answer 1 point will be deducted. Unattempted questions will not be marked. There will be no negative marking for numerical based questions while correct numerical questions will be given 4 marks.

Ques: Where can I find relevant mock tests for JEE Main preparation?

Ans: NTA officially released around 18 mock tests for JEE Main available in 3 languages namely ENglish, Hindi and Gujarati. Attempting such mock tests is totally free of cost and does not need any kind of login details. However, one must not consider it as a sample for JEE Main exam.


    • Hi Garima, As CBSE has reduced class 12th syllabus, there might be chances that JEE Main 2021 syllabus will be reduced. If syllabus will reduce then JEE Main 2021 exam pattern will eventually change. However, NTA has not released any official announced.

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