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JEE Main Day 5: Check Student Reactions on Paper 1, Difficulty Level, Topics Asked

Last updated on September 5th, 2020

NTA has successfully completed 8 shifts of JEE Main 2020 from 1st to 4th September. It is day 5 and the first shift of JEE Main has begun from 9 AM. Students are required to follow all the COVID-19 Safety Protocols at the exam centres.

According to an analysis by FIITJEE and Aakash Institute experts, the level of difficulty in all shifts has been moderate in the past 4 days. Due to this, the JEE Main Cut Off is expected to be the same as the January session i.e. 85 to 90 marks.

JEE Main 2020: 5th September (Morning Shift) Paper Analysis

Students have successfully taken the Slot 1 of Day 5 for JEE Main 2020 September session. According to students, the exam was moderate to difficult for this particular slot. The JEE Main paper analysis is given below-

  • Physics section was again the toughest section. In the past session also, physics has troubled students.
  • Questions from Physics were lengthy and needed more conceptual knowledge.
  • Students were asked numerical questions in Physics, usually from Class 11th syllabus.
  • Chemistry was more inclined towards factual knowledge. Questions were asked from Chemical Bonds and Coordination compounds.
  • Reactions were mixed for Mathematics as few felt it was easy while few said it was difficult.
  • Mathematics had questions from – Conic Sections, 3D Geometry, Calculus, Vectors etc.

Overall, if a student is able to attempt 40 – 42 questions with around 85% to 90% accuracy, the qualifying cut off will be easily cleared.

JEE Main September Session Exam Analysis

Given below is the individual JEE Main Paper Analysis for past 4 days (all shifts)-

Exam Dates JEE Main Paper Analysis
September 1, 2020 B.Arch and B.Planning Paper Analysis Student Reactions 
September 2, 2020 B.E. / B.Tech Analysis & Student Reactions
September 3, 2020 Day 3 – Exam Analysis & Expert Review
September 4, 2020 Day 4 – Check Paper Analysis, Difficulty Level
September 5, 2020 Available Here
September 6, 2020 Available Soon

Other Important Updates

  • Yesterday, the Supreme Court of India rejected the review plea filed by six non-BJP states, seeking postponement of JEE Main & NEET 2020 exams. After this dismissal, both the exams are not postponing any further and shall be conducted as per schedule.
  • While many states (mostly-non BJP ruled) are reporting low attendance for JEE Main 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Ministry has clarified that on Day 3, the attendance was over 82%.

Students taking the B.Arch or B.Planning exam on Day 1 showed less interest with only 54% attendance. But the B.E / B.Tech paper beginning from Day 2 had a turnover of over 80% students. Overall, 343,858 candidates have appeared for JEE Main 2020 in the first three days.

JEE Main 2020 Won’t Postpone, Supreme Court Bench Rejects Review Plea

Last updated on September 4th, 2020

While, National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting JEE Main 2020, the opposition states are fighting with students to postpone the entrance exams JEE Main and NEET 2020. The review plea is being heard by the Supreme Court today beginning at 1:30 PM.

The Supreme Court of India has rejected the review plea by six states. Entrance exams will not be postponed any further.  The full order will be uploaded later in the evening after which, the full verdict will be available here.

It has been reported that the plea will be heard ‘in chamber’ only. This means that there will be discussion between the judges only and no lawyers will be allowed to make any arguments.

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Six opposition states filed the review petition as the apex court rejected the plea saying that not conducting entrance exams will put the “career of students at peril.” However, no grounds were given to the COVID-19 cases that are rising every day by over 83,000 now.

A three-judge panel led by Justice Ashok Bushan is hearing the plea today. The plea was filed by the following opposition states-

  1. Maharashtra (Uday Ravindra Sawant)
  2. West Bengal (Moloy Ghatak)
  3. Chhattisgarh (Amarjeet Bhagat)
  4. Jharkhand (Rameshwar Oraon),
  5. Rajasthan (Raghu Sharma),
  6. Punjab (B S Sidhu)

It is to be noted that JEE Main 2020 is being conducted in several shifts in a span of 6 days i.e. 1st to 6th September. Many students have also reported that there was no social distancing at the exam centres even after COVID-19 safety protocols were released by NTA.

Due to this, many students have skipped the JEE Main on Day 1 and Day 2. Check State-wise statistics

Keep checking our page for the latest update on the verdict by the Supreme Court.

JEE Main Day 4 Commences: Exam Analysis, How Tough Was Paper? Check Here

Last updated on September 4th, 2020

Students can review the exams of all previous sessions in our detailed JEE Main Paper Analysis.

NTA is conducting JEE Main 2020 while following all the COVID-19 Safety Protocols at the allocated JEE Main Exam Centres. NTA is going to release the JEE Main Answer Keys (Provisional) and Response Sheets for students to cross-verify their responses with correct answers. This will help them get an idea of their JEE Main Results.

JEE Main Day 4 Shift 1 Concluded – B.Tech Paper Analysis

The first shift of JEE Main Day 4 has concluded and the first reactions from students are out. Soon, the expert feedback on day 4, slot 1 will be out too.

Keep refreshing this page for the latest paper analysis of JEE Main 2020.

The feedback from students on the 1st Shift of Day 4 is out. Given below are some important points-

  1. The exam difficulty level was moderate to difficult.
  2. Most of the students faced difficulty in the Mathematics section. It was much more difficult than the previous 4 slots in the past 2 days.
  3. Physics was comparatively moderate. Although, students have reported that it was easier than the Jan 2020 session.
  4. The chemistry was easy as in the last few shifts. So far, there has been no shift where Chemistry was too difficult.
Section High Weightage Topics 
Maths -Coordinate Geometry

-Binomial Theorem


Chemistry -Inorganic Chemistry

-Chemical Bonding

-Surface Chemistry

Physics -Rotational Dynamics

– Thermodynamics

Questions were mostly formula-based.

Students’ Reactions on Day 4 Slot 1 of JEE Main (Paper 1)

checking before jee exam entry

The picture above is from an exam centre in New Delhi. NTA has made special arrangements and deployed personnel to maintain social distancing outside and inside the exam halls as visible above. Students are also required to fill the self-declaration in their JEE Main Admit Cards.

JEE Main Day 4 Shift 2 Concluded – B.Tech Paper Analysis

As the shift 2 of day 4 has ended, the exam analysis based on reviews from students is out.

  • While Chemistry is usually tough, it was a bit tricky in this shift.
  • Around 4-5 questions from organic chemistry were easy to solve.
  • Physics was toughest with questions from electrostatics, kinematics, magnetism etc.
  • Few questions in Maths were tough but overall the section was moderate. The pattern of questions was similar to that of last year.

While the country is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the students are fighting competitive exams. It is day 4 of JEE Main 2020. All the previous JEE Main Paper Analysis are provided in the table below.

JEE Main September Session Exam Analysis

Exam Dates JEE Main Overall Paper Analysis
September 1, 2020 B.Arch and B.Planning Paper Analysis
Student Feedback
September 2, 2020 B.E. / B.Tech Analysis & Student Reactions
September 3, 2020 Day 3 – Exam Analysis & Expert Review
September 4, 2020 Available Here 
September 5, 2020 Available Soon
September 6, 2020 Available Soon

NTA has assured safety measures and exam guidelines amid COVID-19. However, students are still worried and skipping this attempt of JEE Main 2020. Various states have reported low attendance from students, asking for re-examination. Check State-wise Statistics

In a major turnout, the statistics in Assam had a good jump on 4th September. More than 75% students took the exam in both shifts. However, overall, there are more than 1 lakh registered candidates who did not attend the exam.

Low Attendance for JEE Main 2020, Check State-wise Statistics

Last updated on September 3rd, 2020

The risk of spread of COVID-19 has forced many students to skip the JEE Main 2020 April/September session. Even though NTA has not released the official statistics yet, the trends at various exam centres show that more than 40% students have skipped the entrance exam in the current session.

Attendance for the April/September 2020 session has been low at almost all exam centres. The numbers are contrary to the claims from the Education Ministry or NTA, who said students want to take the exam as more than 80% of the students have downloaded their JEE Main Admit Cards.

Statistics for Day 1 and Day 2 from various states-

  1. Gujarat – For Day 1, 3020 students were registered for B.Arch and B.Planning Papers. However, 1664 (55%) took the exam, while 45% candidates skipped. The centre’s coordinator for Gujarat said that 25-30% students skip the exam every year, but this year it’s 15% higher.
  2. Odisha – The attendance at Odisha has been better than most. Around 3,600 candidates appeared for the JEE Main exam on Day 1. Total of 38,200 candidates have registered who will be appearing in various shifts from 1st to 6th September.
  3. Assam – Attendance at Assam for JEE Main 2020 was only around 50%. Assam only had 6 exam centres allocated state-wide. As per an NTA official, in Guwahati, only 200 students took the exam out of 600 registered candidates. 12,803 candidates have registered for JEE Main in Assam. The flood situation on top of COVID-19 has made it worse for residents of Assam.
  4. Punjab – Ludhiana, the largest city in Punjab, also had a poor response. The number of attendees were only 178 out of 388 registered candidates. For the January 2020 session, the number was much higher at 1400.
  5. Rajasthan – According to reports from Rajasthan, 1079 students were present (62%) and 667 students were absent (38%) in 1st shift. While for the 2nd shift, 681 were absent (43%) and 897 were present (57%). Overall, 1348 (68%) students skipped the exams in Rajasthan.
  6. West Bengal – The CM of West Bengal, Mamta Banerjee said that 75% students skipped the JEE Main exam, even after all necessary arrangements as per central government guidelines. She said, “Out of 4,652 candidates, only 1,167 could appear for JEE Main.” Mamta Banerjee had been against conducting JEE Main and NEET exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  7. Uttar Pradesh – As per the stats from Lucknow, UP, only 56% could appear for JEE Main amid the fears of COVID-19. Out of 1065 applicants, 597 appeared for the exam on Day 1. Read More

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BJP’s Subramanian Swamy has taken the side of students on this issue. He had recently tweeted that Ministry of Education must release the info of how many students attended the JEE Main exam.

The statistics from all other states of the country have been similar with low attendance from students. Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh government have pledged to provide free conveyance to students who are unable to travel to their exam centres. IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay Alumni have also launched EduRide portal to help students reach exam centres.

On the other hand, COVID-19 has taken more than 67,000 lives in India so far. The most deaths have been among the older age groups of 50+. Usually, young individuals are prone to becoming carriers of COVID-19, as they are asymptomatic for quite a long time. This is the major reason, students are skipping various entrance exams this year.

JEE Main Day 2: B.E/B.Tech Exam Analysis, Check Students’ Reactions

Last updated on September 2nd, 2020

Its Day 2 for JEE Main and the first shift of B.E / B.Tech paper has been concluded. The exam is conducted for admissions to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. Paper 2 (B.Arch) and Paper 3 (B.Planning) of JEE Main 2020 was conducted yesterday.

According to students, the COVID-19 social distancing and sanitization guidelines were followed outside and inside the exam centres. Students were put through thermal screening, provided fresh surgical masks and also asked to sanitize at all entry checkpoints inside the examination halls.

Students’ Reaction For JEE Main Paper 1 (B.E / B.Tech)

As per the majority of students, JEE Main Paper 1 of first shift was of easy to moderate difficulty level.

  • The Physics section was a bit tough than expected with lengthy questions.
  • Numerical Value Questions were easier in Mathematics.
  • Chemistry had more theoretical questions instead of numericals.
  • Majority of questions were from 12th Syllabus only.

According to the experts from Aakash Institute, the exam in 1st shift was moderate. The mathematics section was easier than January 2020 session. Physics was the toughest section of all and Chemistry was also easy and quick to solve.

SOP Not Followed After Exiting Exam Halls

A few students have tweeted about no guidelines being followed once the exam has concluded. Students seem to be rushing without any social distancing to leave from exam halls.

The JEE Main Paper 2 is being conducted by NTA in 660 centres in India and 8 centres abroad. First shift is conducted from 9 AM to 12 PM and second shift will start from 3 PM to 6 PM.

For the April / September session, 841188 students have registered for the B.E / B.Tech paper. Almost 85,000 students will appear today in the first shift of JEE Main.

Paper Analysis by Students

Students can check the JEE Main Paper Analysis and first reactions from students of various states below.


Candidates were happy about the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines being followed at the exam centres. JEE Main B.E/B.Tech paper’s difficulty level was moderate.

A candidate named Rajan Singh said, “The exam was moderate to difficult for me. I got nervous when the computer suddenly shut down for me. I lost around 5 minutes there.”


One of the candidates at JEE centre of Chandigarh, Chirag Bhatia, said that due to postponement he got much more time to prepare his weak topics in Chemistry. Many students reported that Chemistry was easiest of all sections. Physics was the toughest.

A student named Tanish said that NTA’s Sample Papers for JEE Main were much tougher than exam held in 1st Shift today.


A total of 16 centres in 9 cities were allocated for JEE Main in Haryana. Students were reporting to the exam centres at staggered time slots mentioned in their Admit Cards.

Sumit Kumar from Hisar said that he was happy the exams were not postponed further. Now, he is free of the anxiousness due to exams. He added, “Government have saved us the entire academic year by conducting the exams on time. Students should not be worried about safety protocols at the exam centres.


Divya Rani, a JEE Main candidate, took the exam from Patliputra centre. She said, “Physics was lengthy and time-consuming. Chemistry section was easiest as major questions were theoretical and same as NCERT books. Maths was also easy compared to expectations of major students.”

Overall, students said that the exam was much easier than the January Session of JEE Main 2020.

What Items To Carry At Exam Halls?

Candidates can carry only the following items inside exam halls. Facility to store bags has been provided to candidates as per JEE Main COVID-19 Safety Protocols released by NTA.

  1. JEE Main 2020 Admit Card (Duly filled with signed self-declaration)
  2. Valid Photo ID proof (Aadhar, PAN, Driving Licence etc)
  3. Addition Photo to be pasted in the attendance sheet
  4. Transparent ballpoint pen (no pens will be provided at exam halls)
  5. Mask (fresh mask will be provided at exam centres)
  6. Hand sanitizer (50 ml transparent bottle)
  7. Transparent Water Bottle (No facility for drinking water at exam halls)

Keep checking this page for latest updates on JEE Main Day 2, B.Tech Paper Analysis.

JEE Main Day 1: 44% Applicants In Lucknow Absent Amid COVID-19 Fears

Last updated on September 2nd, 2020

As per the reports from centre coordinators of Lucknow, 597 candidates out of 1065 applicants appeared for Day 1 of JEE Main 2020. September 1st was allocated for B.Arch and B.Planning papers of JEE Main. Lucknow city had a low attendance of only 56% as 469 applicants did not take the exams amid the fears of COVID-19.

According to official data-

  • For the first shift, 224 out of 528 applicants did not take the exam (42.4%).
  • For the second shift, 245 out of 537 candidates skipped the exam (45.6%).

Previous year, the rate was much less around 15-20% only.

Candidates who appeared at exam centres in Lucknow were from nearby districts such as Unnao, Rae Bareli, Barabanki. They said that many fear the risk of COVID-19 spread during travel. Hence, they decided to skip the exams. Students who attended the exam centres were also concerned on coming, but felt much satisfied due to proper management and following of COVID-19 Safety Protocols at exam centres.

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A candidate named Anupriya Gupta said, “I travelled from Hardoi to Lucknow. The exam centre is in the outskirts of the city which is difficult to reach easily. However, outside exam halls there was not a heavy crowd and COVID-19 guidelines were being followed strictly. I was pacified.”

“I was in panic while travelling to the exam centre. I was asked to walk through a sanitization tunnel similar to other candidates. The examiners were wearing PPE Kits after which I was relieved,” said Akshat from Rae Bareli.

Many students were fearing the spread of COVID-19 due to improper management at various exams like KCET and the entrance exam of BHU. The pictures showed heavy crowds with no social distancing outside exam centres. Till now, no such report has come out for NTA’s exam centres for JEE Main 2020.

NTA Likely To Announce New Exam Dates for Flood-Hit Areas in Maharashtra, JEE Advanced 2020 Might Be Postponed

Last updated on September 2nd, 2020

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court yesterday decided not to stay the conduct of JEE Main 2020. However, the bench said that students residing in the flood-affected parts of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, who were unable to take the JEE Main exam, can request NTA for re-examination.

Due to the critical situation of floods, the court had asked Union government, State government, NTA and Collectors of the flood-hit districts, to review this situation and postpone the exam for candidates who could not take the exam.

Undertaking Accepted by NTA

The National Testing Agency accepted an Undertaking before Bombay High Court. It said that many students who were unable to reach the JEE Main Exam Centres due to flood in Maharashtra will be allowed to send their representations.

Hence, affected candidates can file a plea to NTA through their local agency. After the representation is received by NTA, an enquiry will be made to the centre coordinator and district collector and a final decision will be out in 15 days.

The Education Minister of India, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, said that further postponement of the entrance exams will disrupt the entire academic year for lakhs of students. Although, he acknowledged that the flood situation in Maharashtra has been disastrous and students would be allowed to take a re-examination.

What about JEE Advanced?

The decision made by NTA poses another question. When will JEE Advanced 2020 be conducted? Will it be postponed further? Many students would send their representations for conducting a re-examination. This could also delay the results of these candidates. On a similar note, JoSAA Counselling could also be delayed.

Another solution to this could be conducting all exam activities for flood-hit areas separately. This way, the regular dates might not get affected.

JEE Main 2020 Day 1: Students Take Exam With Masks; Review JEE Main Paper Analysis

Last updated on September 1st, 2020

It is 1st September and the top sought exam has now begun. JEE Main 2020 is being conducted with Paper 2 of B.Arch and Paper 3 of B.Planning on Day 1. In the past, there has been a lot of petitions, and opposition on conducting JEE Main 2020. But now the first shift of the exam has started from 9 AM to 12 PM. JEE Main Shift 2 will begin from 3 PM to 6 PM.

The number of JEE Main Exam Centres were also increased with 605 centres for B.Tech/B.E. Paper and 489 centres for B.Arch and B.Planning Paper. The JEE Main COVID-19 Advisory was released along with JEE Main Admit Card.

NTA has assured strict adherence to the guidelines and social distancing inside and outside the exam halls. Thermal Screening and frisking with hand-held metal detectors (without touching) is conducted at entry points.

Since, the first day is only for B.Arch and B.Planning paper, few students are being seen outside exam halls. However, many students are unable to take the exams due to unavailability of public transportation services. To help the students of Mumbai and Delhi, IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi Alumni have come forward by creating ‘EduRide’ Platform where students can request for assistance to travel to exam centres.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Schedule

Students have been instructed to report in staggered time slots to prevent any large crowds outside the exam halls. Here is the exam schedule for JEE Main 2020-

Activity Morning Shift Afternoon Shift
Examination Timings 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (12:30 PM for B.Plan) 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (6:30 PM for B.Plan)
Entry at Exam Centre Begins 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Frisking and Admit Card Checking 8 AM to 8:30 AM 2 PM to 2:30 PM
Gate Closing 8.30 AM 2.30 PM
Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall 8:45 AM 2:45 PM
Instructions by the Invigilators 8:45 AM to 8:55 AM 2:45 PM to 2:55 PM
Exam Commences 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Exam Ends 12:00 PM (12:30 PM for B.Plan) 6:00 PM (6:30 PM for B.Plan)

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis

Students will be providing their review of the B.Arch and B.Planning paper conducted in two shifts on Day 1 of JEE Main. The JEE Main Paper Analysis from students will help determine how easy or difficult the other shifts of JEE Main might be.

Soon after all the shifts of JEE Main are concluded on 6th September, NTA will release the JEE Main Answer Keys, a few days before the announcement of JEE Main Results (tentatively on 11th September).

JEE Main Day 1 Students’ Analysis: B.Arch Paper

Shift 1 of B.Arch paper was concluded at 12 noon. The B.Arch Paper Analysis by students have been provided below-

  • Mathematics section was decently hard.
  • Hyperbola, Measurements, 3-D Geometry were major topics asked in the Maths section.
  • The Drawing and Aptitude section was comparatively easier.
  • Questions were asked only from Class 11th and 12th syllabus.

Students stated that all COVID-19 guidelines were followed outside and inside exam halls. NTA had made sure sanitizers were available at all checkpoints. Social distancing was maintained by students and staff.

Six States File Review Petition At Supreme Court, Demand JEE Main Postponement

Last updated on August 29th, 2020

In a recent development, six states from non-BJP ruling governments have filed a review plea at the Supreme Court, demanding further postponement of JEE Main and NEET exam.

Both the exams are scheduled for September 2020, with less than 3 days remaining for JEE Main 2020. The JEE Main 2020 Admit Cards have also been released by NTA.

  • Six states that have filed the petition are – West Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
  • All the six states are governed by opposition to the central government.
  • The review plea has been filed against the decision taken by Supreme Court of Rejecting PIL on Postponement of the exam.
  • The states have filed the plea demanding cancellation of exams by the apex court as the health and safety of students is at risk as well as the steps involved in conducting the test are less secure.

Congress, TMC, JMM, and Shiv Sena, announced on Friday that the ministers from each state have moved to SC asking for postponement of the JEE Main and NEET exams. The signatories in the petition are – Maloy Ghatak (West Bengal), Dr Raghu Sharma (Rajasthan), Amarjeet Bhagat (Chattisgarh), Rameshwar Oraon (Jharkhand), Uday R Samant (Maharashtra) and Balbir Singh Sidhu (Punjab).

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Congress Spokesperson, Abhishek Sanghvi, in an online press conference had clarified that the petition is different from other petitions filed previously. It asks for postponement on other grounds.

Derek O’Brien of Trinamool Congress also said that holding JEE Main or NEET in September can risk the lives of students, their parents and the staff and so many families involved in conducting the exams.

However, Education Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal has cleared his stand on conducting these exams. It is now in the hands of the Supreme Court whether the exams will be conducted or not.

“Silent Majority of Students Ready For Exams”, Says Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’

Last updated on August 16th, 2021

In an interview, the Education Minister of India has finally spoken on the views of the government over conducting JEE Main 2020 and other entrance exams amid COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Pokhiryal has assured parents and students that the exams will be conducted with complete safety and precautions at JEE Main exam centres.

The entrance exams are scheduled for September 2020. JEE Main 2020 is now just 3 days away from 1st to 6th September. While NEET 2020 is scheduled for 13th September.

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JEE Main Exam Day Instructions

From students, parents, CMs, activists, actors to all the various PILs against conducting JEE Main 2020, NTA and Education Ministry has confirmed that exams will be held as per schedule, without any more delay. He said that the government has the responsibility to ensure this year not a ‘Zero Academic Year’ for students.

Since the release of JEE Main Admit Cards, almost 85% students have downloaded the same.

  • 7.5 lakh students out of 8.58 lakh applicants have downloaded the JEE Main 2020 Admit Cards.
  • For NEET, 4 lakh students downloaded admit cards 3 hours after release.

Dr Pokhriyal stated that many students and parents have asked the government to not postpone JEE Main 2020. A large number of emails and social media messages are being sent by the students. “The National Testing Agency is fully prepared to conduct JEE and NEET exams following all the 72 points of the SOPs”, he said.

The assurances from various government authorities have not sufficed students to trust for safety during COVID-19. The cases are rising every day. During July, the cases were reaching 30,000 daily but are now soaring through 75,000 daily.

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