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JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 (Available) – B.Tech/B.E., B.Arch, B.Planning Trends

Last updated on March 22nd, 2021 at 04:02 pm

JEE Main 2021 is scheduled to be conducted in 4 sessions in February, March, April and May. March session is being conducted from 16th to 18th March 2021. JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 for B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning paper is being updated on this page as soon as the exam is conducted by NTA. Candidates can utilise the exam analysis to ensure the topics, weightage and difficulty level of papers to score even better in the exam.

Latest Updates:

  • JEE Main 2021 Session 2 has commenced from 16th March.
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Here, we have presented the JEE Main Paper Analysis for B.Tech / B.E, B.Arch and B.Planning papers for all shifts of 2021.

How Does JEE Main Paper Analysis Help Candidates? 

  • JEE Main Paper Analysis will help you understand the question patterns, difficulty levels, most asked topics etc which help the aspirants evaluate their performance.
  • The reaction from students and experts will provide a general idea of how results or cut-offs will be affected.
  • Moreover, the paper analysis also helps future aspirants to get an idea of the exam they are yet to face.

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JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 (March Session)

The second session of JEE Main 2021 i.e. March session is only being conducted for B.Tech/B.E. paper. It is being conducted from 16th to 18th March in separate shifts. Exam trends and analysis are given below for each shift-

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 16th March (Morning Shift)

  • As per the complete analysis, the exam difficulty was moderate.
  • Candidates felt that the exam during this shift was tougher than 1st shift of 24th February paper.
  • Physics had some good and important questions from Magnetism, Modern Physics, Resistance, Optics.
  • Chemistry was much easier. As usual, the pattern was very much similar to that of NCERT. Questions were fact-based and less numericals were asked.
  • Questions in mathematics were asked from Differential Calculus, Matrices, Probability. Few students found Maths section a little difficult.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 16th March (Evening Shift)

  • Overall question paper in the evening shift was moderate to difficult as reported by a lot of students.
  • Physics was considered toughest in this shift. Questions were asked from all topics of the syllabus.
  • Chemistry seemed much easier to score as it had some direct questions from NCERT books of class 11th and 12th.
  • Mathematics was also difficult for many students. Numerical value questions were lengthy and confusing.

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 (February Session)

The February session of JEE Main 2021 was conducted from 23rd to 26th February by NTA. We have provided the first reactions, exam analysis by experts and students here for each day and each shift.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 26th Feb (Morning Shift)

  • Maths was a bit difficult in the morning shift of JEE Main 2021. Questions were asked from Differential Equations, 3D Geometry, Algebra.
  • Physics was easy to moderate as per expert analysis. Weightage was given to some important topics like Modern Physics, Magnetism, Current Electricity.
  • Chemistry was also average. Much of the questions were similar to NCERT pattern. Questions were mostly factual with balanced weightage to Organic and Inorganic chemistry.
  • Overall level of difficulty for this shift was moderate. Students must have attempted at least 58+ questions for a good score.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 26th Feb (Afternoon Shift)

  • A lot of questions in this shift were similar to previous years.
  • Level of difficulty for Mathematics was moderate. Questions were asked from Differential Calculus, Vectors, Binomial.
  • Physics also had some tough questions from Electrostatics, Mechanics, Magnetism, Heat and Thermodynamics.
  • Chemistry paper had a balanced weightage from Class XI and XII topics. Most of them were NCERT Based and students found them easy.
  • Overall the question paper was easy to moderate.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 25th Feb (Morning Shift)

  • Morning shift had a lot of questions based on NCERT books. Questions had weightage from Class 11th syllabus as well.
  • Maths section had some tough questions from Integral Calculus, Probability, Matrices etc.
  • Physics was easy for most of the students.
  • Chemistry wasn’t too difficult either. Pattern was similar to that of the board exams.
  • A good attempt would be somewhat around 60 to 65 with an accuracy of 90% or above.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 25th Feb (Afternoon Shift)

  • Question Paper was moderate to difficult. Many found Physics more difficult than Mathematics.
  • Chemistry had major questions from Coordination Compounds and Chemical Bonds. A large number of questions were factual.
  • Mathematics had mixed reactions. Some said it was easy, some said it was very difficult.
  • Numerical value questions were easy to moderate.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 24th Feb (Morning Shift)

Morning shift was conducted from 9 AM to 12 PM. Initial reactions are given below-

  • The question paper was moderate to difficult as reported by students.
  • Physics questions were from Wave Optics, Modern Physics, Mechanics and Thermodynamics.
  • Chemistry was divided equally among Organic, Inorganic and Physical. However, Organic Chemistry had a higher weightage.
  • Mathematics section was time cumbersome. Questions were from Integral Calculus, Matrices, Probability.
  • A lot of students accepted that some questions were from exempted syllabus of CBSE.

B.E./B.Tech Paper Analysis – 24th Feb (Afternoon Shift)

The afternoon shift was conducted from 3 PM to 6 PM. Major reactions from students and experts are given below-

  • The paper was easy to moderate for many students.
  • However, Maths and Physics were time-consuming.
  • Maths had some tough questions from Calculus, Trigonometry, Vectors.
  • Questions in Physics were mostly from Electromagnetism, Electrostatics and Rotational Motion, Thermodynamics.
  • Chemistry was much easier than previous years.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis – September Session

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 6th September (B.Tech / B.E.)

The analysis of first shift of Day 6 exam is given below:

  • Mathematics was pretty difficult this time with lengthy questions. Questions were asked from Calculus, Trigonometry, Algebra, 3D Geometry.
  • Chemistry was easy as always with major topics being the same as in yesterday’s shift – Chemical Bonding, Coordination Compounds.
  • The questions in chemistry were spread in an equivalent weightage.
  • Physics had some tricky and lengthy calculations.
  • Major topics asked in the Physics section were – Optics, Current Electricity, Thermodynamics, Magnetism and Electrostatics.
  • Students said the Physics section was moderate to difficult.
  • Overall, this shift was difficult for students.
  • A good attempt would be around 38 to 42 questions with 90% accuracy.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 5th September (B.Tech/B.E.)

Given below is the analysis of the 1st slot of Day 5 of JEE Main 2020 September session. According to students, this slot was moderate to difficult.

  • Mathematics had a diverse set of questions with moderate difficulty. Students had a mixed reaction as few said it was easy, while many said it was difficult.
  • Mathematics had questions from – Conic Sections, 3D Geometry, Calculus, Vectors, Integration, Coordinate Geometry etc.
  • Physics section continued to trouble the students as the section was again the toughest of all.
  • Questions from Physics were lengthy and needed a logical approach with conceptual knowledge.
  • Students were asked numerical questions in Physics which were mostly from Class 11th syllabus.
  • Chemistry was more inclined towards direct factual knowledge from NCERT. Questions were asked from Chemical Bonds and Coordination compounds.

Overall, a good attempt would be 40 – 42 questions with around 85% to 90% accuracy. This slot was overall moderate to difficult.

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JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 4th Sept B.Tech/B.E.

The paper analysis of the first shift of 4th September as per the reviews by candidates is given below.

  • Students faced difficulty in the Mathematics section. The numerical value questions were lengthy according to many students.
  • Questions in this shift were similar to NTA Mock Tests on National Test Abhyas App.
  • Physics section was moderate. Few hard questions were from Rotational Dynamics.
  • Chemistry was easiest of all sections as per the trends in previous shifts. There were mostly fact-based questions, which were solvable quickly.
  • One question on molecular orbital theory was asked in Chemistry which many students faced difficulty in.
  • Overall the paper was moderate to difficult.
  • A good attempt in this shift would be around 42-45 questions. Read More

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 3rd Sept B.Tech/B.E. 

Students attended the first shift of Paper 1 on Day 3 from 9 AM to 12 PM. According to students, as well as experts, the exam was easier than the January 2020 session.

  • However, Mathematics was pretty tough and numericals were lengthy.
  • Chemistry was easy with fact-based questions mostly. They were quick and easy to solve.
  • Physics was a bit tricky and had long numerical questions similar to Maths.
  • Overall the paper was moderate to difficult for students.
Section Paper Analysis
Mathematics Easy – Moderate
Algebra, 3D Geometry, Calculus
Lengthy Numerical-Based Questions
Physics Moderate
AC Circuit, Thermodynamics, Mechanics
Tougher Numerical Questions than MCQs
Chemistry Moderate
Equivalent Weightage in Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
Electrochemistry, Chemical Bonding
Fact-based questions from NCERT

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 2nd Sept (Morning Shift) B.Tech/B.E.

The first shift of Day 2 of JEE Main 2020 was conducted from 9 AM to 12 PM. As obvious, B.E/B.Tech paper has 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

  • According to experts and students, the exam’s difficulty level was moderate to difficult.
  • Physics section was said to be trickiest with lengthy questions.
  • Maths and Chemistry were easier than expected by many students.
  • Many questions were directly from NCERT textbooks. This could also happen in the coming shifts of JEE Main 2020.
  • Candidates also said that more questions were from Class 12th Syllabus.
  • Questions in the Maths section were covered from almost all topics.
  • Chemistry was considered easiest by many. Questions were mostly theoretical.

Few students have tweeted that social distancing was not followed after exiting the exam halls.

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JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 2nd Sept (Afternoon Shift) B.Tech/B.E.

Given below are the first reactions from students for the 2nd shift of JEE Main on 2nd September.

  • Students said that Mathematics was toughest among all three sections.
  • 12 questions in Maths were from Class 11th syllabus and 13 questions were from syllabus of Class 12th.
  • Questions were asked from Vectors, Coordinate Geometry, Algebra.
  • The Chemistry section was easiest of all. Students faced questions directly from NCERT.
  • Organic, Inorganic and Physical chemistry had an equivalent weightage in the Chemistry section.
  • Many students said that the second shift was time-consuming. Quite a few students were not able to complete the exam according to their strategy.
  • Physics was easier than the questions asked in the first shift. Major topics asked were Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Optics.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis: 1st Sept (Morning Shift) B.Arch

NTA has successfully conducted the morning shift of JEE Main Day 1 (September 1) with B.Arch and B.Planning papers. The candidates reported that all COVID-19 Safety Protocols were followed outside and inside the exam halls. The students’ reaction is given below-

  • Mathematics section was said to be the toughest. Drawing and Aptitude sections were considerably easier.
  • Hyperbola, 3-D Geometry were the main topics in the Mathematics section of JEE Main 2020.
  • Numerical value-based questions were said to be longer than ones that were in JEE Main B.Arch January session.
  • Aptitude section consisted of questions from patterns and sequences.
  • The Planning-based section had few questions of general knowledge too.
  • Almost 90% of the questions were from 11th and 12th syllabus only.
  • Under the Drawing section, students have to work on a ‘Highway Scene’ or ‘Portrait of your favourite teacher’.
  • There was also a question regarding creating something ‘Aesthetic using rectangles’.

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JEE Main 2020: 1st Sept (Afternoon Shift) B.Arch and B.Planning Paper Analysis

  • NTA conducted afternoon shift from 3 PM to 6 PM
  • Difficulty level of the afternoon shift question paper was easy to moderate.
  • The section of drawing had easy questions compared to morning shift. Questions were asked to draw composition out of shapes, or top and front view of a building.
  • Mathematics section had questions from calculus (integration and differentiation), matrices and functions.
  • B.Planning mathematics was much easier than B.Arch
  • Many students said that the Aptitude section was easiest of all.
  • General Affairs questions were also asked in the Planning-based section.

JEE Main 2020: Paper 1 Analysis (January Session)

The difficulty level of the JEE Main Paper 1 was similar for all shifts.

  • According to most candidates, the Physics section was the toughest.
  • For most of the students, Chemistry was the easiest part.
  • NCERT exercises dominated the Chemistry portion proving to be beneficial for most aspirants.
  • The Mathematics section had easy questions but they were time-taking.
  • This segment was very lengthy and many candidates found it tough to attempt all the questions
  • At least 90 minutes was needed to be able to solve all the problems in the Maths section only.

JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Details

Subject-wise distribution of Questions, Total number of questions and marks:-

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics 20 MCQ + 5 numerical value 100
Physics 20 MCQ + 5 numerical value 100
Chemistry 20 MCQ + 5 numerical value 100
Total 75 300

JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Analysis – 9 January (Shift 1)

  • Physics section was the toughest for most of the candidates. There were many calculative problems and formula-based questions.
  • Further, in this part, the most dominating units were – thermodynamics, resistance and fluids, etc. Few questions were from optics.
  • Mathematics was easier to solve. However, many candidates found questions to be lengthy. Therefore, it was a little difficult to solve them within the given time.
  • In this section, about 5 questions were on Calculus. Few questions were asked on Trigonometry, Algebra, Continuity and Differentiability too.
  • NCERT syllabus dominated Chemistry. However, few problems were tricky and students found it difficult to answer.
  • The Chemistry section covered topics like coordination compounds.
  • Moreover, the overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. Students found that almost equal weightage was given on the syllabus of standard XI and XII.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 10 40 15 60 40% 60%
Maths 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Physics 14 56 11 44 56% 44%
Grand Total 36 144 39 156 48.00% 52.00%

Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 6 24 12 48 7 28
Maths 7 28 13 52 5 20
Physics 11 44 10 40 4 16
Grand Total 24 96 35 140 16 64

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JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Analysis – January 9 (Afternoon Shift)

  • Chemistry in this shift was the easiest section. Many questions on organic chemistry were directly from NCERT exercises.
  • The division covered topics like Markovnikov reaction, Anti-Markovnikov reaction, Ideal gas equations, Thermal Expansion, etc. There were more questions from inorganic chemistry than organic chemistry.
  • The difficulty level of the Mathematics section was moderate to easy. Higher weightage was given to the syllabus of Standard XII in this section.
  • Chapters like Vector and 3D, Probability and AP dominated the Mathematics section.
  • The Numerical value problems were easier. Students with clear conceptual knowledge could solve them easily.
  • Physics section covered questions from chapters like Centre of Mass and Inertia.
  • Physics was the toughest portion and more weightage was given on the syllabus of Standard XI.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Maths 13 52 12 48 52% 48%
Physics 13 52 12 48 52% 48%
Grand Total 37 148 38 152 49.33% 50.67%

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 6 24 12 48 7 28
Maths 7 28 13 52 5 20
Physics 11 44 10 40 4 16
Grand Total 24 96 35 140 16 64

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JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis – January 8, 2020 (Morning Shift)

  • The paper was of moderate to difficult level. Physics and Chemistry were tougher than the Mathematics section.
  • Although the mathematics segment was more time-consuming than the other two sections, numerical value questions were easy to solve.
  • Furthermore, the questions covered the syllabus of both Standard XI and XII. Few students found more questions from Standard XII, especially in the Physics division.
  • Chemistry JEE Main questions were quite difficult, which came as a surprise to many candidates. Many questions were from Inorganic Chemistry, a pattern that was unexpected for many candidates.
  • Some important topics covered in the Chemistry section are – Environmental Chemistry (greenhouse gases), Ionization enthalpy, etc.
  • Physics section covered questions on ray optics and waves.
  • Mathematics portion covered problems from AP, Matrix and Determinants, Parabola, Calculus, Vectors and 3D etc.

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JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Maths 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Physics 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Grand Total 35 140 40 160 46.67% 53.33%

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 9 36 13 52 3 12
Maths 9 36 11 44 5 20
Physics 22 88 2 8 1 4
Grand Total 40 160 26 104 9 36

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JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis – January 8, 2020 (Afternoon Shift)

  • In this shift, Chemistry was the easiest to solve. However, Physics was the toughest. The overall difficulty level was moderate.
  • Although Mathematics was solvable, the questions were very time-consuming.
  • Most of the questions in the Chemistry section were asked from NCERT syllabus. This made the paper easier and was a relief for most candidates.
  • The Mathematics section consisted of more questions from the Standard XI syllabus.
  • Most of the candidates found the numerical value questions to be easy and solvable.
  • Electromagnetism was the most dominant topic in the Physics section.
  • In the Chemistry section, organic chemistry was one of the major topics.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 8 32 17 68 32% 68%
Maths 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Physics 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Grand Total 31 124 44 176 41.33% 58.67%

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 12 48 9 36 4 16
Maths 7 28 15 60 3 12
Physics 13 52 9 36 3 12
Grand Total 32 128 33 132 10 40

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JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis – January 7, 2020 (Morning Shift)

  • Physics was the toughest section, according to many candidates. However, Chemistry was easier than in previous years. Most of the questions from Chemistry were covered by the NCERT syllabus.
  • Numerical value questions were tricky for some candidates, while some found them to be moderately difficult.
  • Mathematics appeared lengthy and difficult for many candidates.
  • Some notable chapters covered in the Chemistry segment were – quantum numbers, chemical bonds, organic compounds, etc. Answering about 17 to 20 questions could be a good attempt.
  • Important portions covered in the Mathematics fragment were – parabola, quadratic equation, probability, permutation-combination, calculus, etc. All problems were of moderate to difficult level. A good attempt is 13 to 17 questions.
  • Some mentionable topics covered in the Physics section were – wave optics, projectile, magnetic field, resistance, modern physics, etc. This part was a little calculative and many students found it difficult. The number of good attempts is 14 to 17 questions.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Maths 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Physics 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Grand Total 31 124 44 176 45.33% 54.67%

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 10 40 11 44 4 16
Maths 13 52 10 40 2 8
Physics 16 64 7 28 2 8
Grand Total 39 156 28 112 8 32

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JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis – January 7, 2020 (Afternoon Shift)

  • Similar to the morning shift, Chemistry was the easiest section, while Physics and Mathematics were tougher.
  • Mathematics section covered mainly from the syllabus of Standard XII.
  • Numerical questions in the Mathematics section were lengthy. As a result, many candidates found it difficult to complete them in the allotted time. However, numerical value questions in Chemistry were quite easy and students can expect to score if correctly answered.
  • Mathematics section had about 4-5 questions from Integration and Probability that were easier to solve.
  • In the Chemistry section, more questions were on Organic Chemistry than Inorganic Chemistry.
  • The Physics section had a considerable number of questions from Newton’s Law of Cooling and Thermodynamics.

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per division of questions from Class 11th and 12th

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total Percentage
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Maths 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Physics 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Grand Total 31 124 44 176 46.67% 53.33%

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis as per difficulty level of questions

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks Number of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 4 16 13 52 8 32
Maths 5 20 14 56 6 24
Physics 13 52 8 32 4 16
Grand Total 22 88 35 140 18 72

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JEE Main 2020 Analysis Resonance (PDFs)

Resonance Institute has provided detailed Paper Analysis of JEE Main 2020 January Session for B.E/B.Tech Paper. Candidates can download the PDFs from the links below.

Date Shift 1 (Morning) Shift 2 (Afternoon)
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JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 Analysis (January Session)

NTA conducted JEE Main Paper 2 exam on January 6. JEE Main Paper 2 is the entrance exam for admission to B.Arch courses at various government universities. The exams were conducted in two sessions, the forenoon session and the afternoon session.

In this article, we have provided a detailed analysis of the papers in both sessions so that students can get a better understanding of the exam.

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Student’s Reaction (JEE Main 2020)

  • The papers in both the sessions were moderate to easy in their difficulty level.
  • Second, questions were trickier rather than difficult.
  • More questions were asked from the 11th standard syllabus.
  • Lastly, numerical answer based questions are more challenging, said some candidates.

As usual, the B.Arch paper was subdivided into three sections – aptitude, mathematics and drawing.

Aptitude Section

In the aptitude section, students were tested on their mental ability rather than theoretical knowledge. There were questions regarding

  • 3D images
  • Symmetry between figures
  • viewing of building structures from the top

Mathematics Section

In the mathematics section, questions were asked from

  • Coordinate geometry
  • Calculus
  • Set theory
  • Probability

Some students said that they found solving the numerical value questions more challenging than other questions. Since the questions in this section were a bit tricky, many students found this to be the most difficult section of the paper.

Drawing Section

The third and last section is the drawing section. This section tests the creativity and artistic skill of students. The drawing section contains 100 marks. Students were asked to draw a gymnast and make a composition out of cylinders.

JEE Main 2020 Paper 3 Analysis (January Session)

The JEE Main paper 3 is the official entrance exam conducted by the NTA for admission to B.Planning courses. The exam was conducted on January 6, 2020, at 327 JEE Main Exam Centers spread around the country.

The paper was subdivided into three subsections

  • Mathematics- Part 1
  • Aptitude test- Part 2
  • Planning based objective type questions- Part 3.

The total time limit for the exam was three hours.

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Student’s Reaction (JEE Main 2020)

Mathematics Section

  • Following in the trend of the shift 1 exam, students found the questions in the mathematics section to be the most difficult.
  • Questions mostly tested the fundamental knowledge of the students and no advanced level questions were asked as such.
  • Most questions in the mathematics section were asked from the class 11 syllabus.
  • Students were tested on their knowledge in
    • Probability
    • Conic sections
    • Set theory
    • Calculus
    • Coordinate geometry

An example of the questions in the mathematics section would be, “The vector equations of the sides of a parallel pipe is given along with its volume, find the coordinates of the vector equations of the sides.”

Objective Type Planning Section 

  • Students also said that they found the objective type planning section questions quick to solve but required factual knowledge rather than conceptual.
  • In this section, they were asked general knowledge questions, such as who is the architect of the LIC buildings.
  • Ministers and government-related questions were also asked.

Aptitude Section 

  • The aptitude section was of easy to moderate difficulty level.
  • Questions such as, what will be the side view of a building, if its top view is given or vice versa, were asked here.
  • The questions in the drawing section were considered easy by most students, however, it was a bit time-consuming.

Both paper 2 and paper 3 were conducted in the CBT (computer-based test) mode. Although, the drawing questions were attempted on paper. In general, students have reacted positively to the ambience in the exam halls. The centers were peaceful and no technical glitches occurred as such.

The marking scheme is the same for all three paper types (B.Tech, B.Arch and B.Planning).

  • For every correct answer, the student will be awarded 4 marks
  • The candidate will lose 1 mark for an incorrect answer.
  • Choosing multiple answers on the MCQ is treated as a wrong answer and marks will get deducted
  • There is no negative marking in the numerical type questions.

Students are encouraged to attempt previous year question papers and also refer to the JEE Main Answer Key. This will not only strengthen their fundamental knowledge but also give them a clear idea about the pattern and difficulty level of these competitive exams.

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JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis Chapter Wise Weightage

JEE Main is one of the toughest papers and chapter wise preparation would be a smart decision. The chapter-wise analysis helps you to cover all the topics. Apart from that knowing chapter wise weightage helps students to intent wisely. JEE Main 2021 subject wise analysis will be updated here after the exam is conducted. However, inspecting previous year papers furnish students with likely important topics. So you can check the analysis of the JEE Main 2020 January paper by experts to know chapter wise weightage from each section.

JEE Main 2020 Analysis Chapter Wise Weightage is tabulated below for each section:

Physics section

Chapter Weightage 
Electrostatics 3.33%
Current Electricity 6.67%
Alternating Current 6.67%
KTG & Thermodynamics 6.67%
SHM 3.33%
Sound Waves 3.33%
Elasticity 3.33%
Wave Optics 6.67%
Error 3.33%
Circular Motion 3.33%
Electromagnetic Waves 3.33%
Semiconductors 3.33%
Communication System 3.33%
Kinematics 6.67%
Work Power Energy 6.67%
Laws of motion 3.33%
Centre Of Mass 6.67%

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Chemistry Section

Physical Chemistry Chapter

Chapter weightage
Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry 7.40%
Atomic Structure 10.50%
Equilibrium 10.50%
Surface Chemistry 17.90%
States of Matter 23.20%
Redox reactions and Electrochemistry 8.40%
Chemical Kinetics 10.50%

Inorganic Chemistry Chapter

Chapter Weightage
General principles and process of isolation of metals 21.80%
Coordination compounds 14.90%
Environmental Chemistry 1.67%
Hydrogen and s-Block elements 12.90%
p-Block elements 16.80%
D- and f- Block elements 24.70%

Organic Chemistry Chapter

Chapter Weightage
Hydrocarbons 6.33%
Polymers and Biomolecules 5.67%

Mathematics Section

Chapter Weightage
Coordinate Geometry 17%
Differential Calculus 17%
Integral Calculus 14%
Matrices and Determinants 7%
Sequence and Series 7%
Trigonometry 7%
Quadratic Equation 3%
Probability 3%
Permutation and Combination 3%
Mathematical Reasoning 3%
Statistics 3%
Algebra 3%
Binomial Theorem 3%
Complex Numbers 3%

JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis – Paper 1

According to the analysis, the JEE Main paper for 2019 was moderately difficult.

Physics Section

  • It was the toughest section of the entire paper.
  • The section consisted of tricky questions that required logical and reasoning skills.
  • The section consisted of 30 questions.
  • 13 questions were from electromagnetism, 8 from mechanics 2 from modern physics, 3 from optics, 3 from thermodynamics,1 from SHM and Waves.
  • On a scale of difficulty, 10 questions were quite easy, 17 were moderate and 3 questions were difficult.
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electromagnetics Induction; AC 1 4
Solids and Fluids 1 4
Waves 1 4
Work, Power and Energy 1 4
Gravitation 1 4
Simple Harmonic Motion 1 4
Unit, Dimension and Vector 1 4
Kinematics 1 4
Laws of motion 1 4
Centre Of Mass, Impulse and Momentum 1 4
Rotation 1 4
Magnetics 2 8
Heat and Thermodynamics 3 12
Current Electricity 3 12
Electrostatics 3 12
Optics 3 12
Modern Physics 5 20
Total 30 120

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Chemistry Section

  • This section was considered the easiest among all the three sections.
  • Equal weightage was given to all the three sections – Physical, organic and inorganic.
  • Looking from a different perspective, the section had more questions from the class 12 syllabus.
  • There were 12 questions from physical chemistry, 10 from organic chemistry and 8 from inorganic chemistry.
  • Out of these, 11 questions were quite easy, 16 on a moderate level and 3 were a little tricky but doable.
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electrochemistry 1 4
General Organic Chemistry 1 4
Stereochemistry 1 4
Carbohydrates, amino acid and Polymers 1 4
Alkyl Halides 1 4
Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives 1 4
Aromatic Compounds 1 4
Redox Reaction 1 4
Mole Concept 1 4
Solution and Colligative Properties 1 4
Hydrocarbon 1 4
Chemical Kinetics 1 4
Solid-State And Surface Chemistry 2 8
Thermodynamics And Gaseous State 2 8
Chemical Bonding 2 8
Chemical And Ionic Equilibrium 2 8
Atomic Structure 2 8
Nuclear Chemistry And Environment 2 8
The periodic table and Representative Elements 3 12
Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry 3 12
Total 30 120

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Mathematics Section

  • The questions asked in this segment were moderately difficult.
  • Second, a few candidates stated that there were few calculations in the exam that took a little bit longer.
  • Furthermore, there were 9 questions from algebra, 8 from coordinate geometry, 9 from calculus and 4 were based on probability, mathematical reasoning and statistics.
  • 13 questions were fairly easy, 13 were on a moderate level and 4 questions were difficult.
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Sets, Relation and Function 1 4
Sequences and Series 1 4
Binomial Theorem and Its Application 1 4
Differential Equation 1 4
Differential Calculus 1 4
Permutations and Combinations 1 4
Trigonometry 1 4
Mathematical Reasoning 1 4
Statics and Dynamics 1 4
Statistics and Probability 2 8
Matrices and Determinants 2 8
Vector Algebra 2 8
Three Dimensional Geometry 2 8
Complex numbers and Quadratic Equation 2 8
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability 3 12
Integral Calculus 3 12
Coordinate Geometry 5 20
Total 30 120

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JEE Main 2019 Important Chapters That Were Covered

In JEE 2019, there were 20 chapters belonging to maths, physics and chemistry syllabus that were mostly covered in all the 8 different question papers. Some of these chapters are important and have been appearing in most of the exams.

Chemistry
Solutions and Colligative Properties
Chemical Thermodynamics
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals (Metallurgy)
Nuclear and Surface Chemistry
Practical and Environmental Chemistry
Maths
Indefinite Integration
Definite Integration
Complex Numbers
Matrices and Determinants
Circle
Three Dimensional Geometrical System
Point and Straight Line
Binomial Theorem
Application of Derivatives
Probability
Statistics
Physics
Electrostatics
Ray Optics
Current Electricity
Photoelectric Effect and Electromagnetic Waves

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JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis – Paper 2

Mathematics and General Aptitude portion of JEE Main Paper 2 were conducted in computer-based mode and Drawing test in pen and paper-based mode.

Mathematics Section

  • The questions were quite difficult in the mathematics part.
  • Most of the questions were based on calculus.
  • The questions in the April section and January session displayed no similarity.

General Aptitude Section

  • This part comprised a lot of tricky questions.
  • The questions were based on topics such as 3D objects and shapes.
  • Questions were General Knowledge-based too.
  • Candidates were also asked about the location of architectural importance and the full form of important words.
  • The entire division comprised fifty questions in 4 marks.

Drawing Section

  • This section consisted of easy questions.
  • The questions were lengthy and very time-consuming.
  • The section consisted of 3 questions of 70 marks.
  • The questions were basically designed to test the creativity and drawing skills of the students.

JEE Main 2018 Paper Analysis

JEE Main was conducted in online and offline mode. It was held in two shifts in India and abroad on April 8 (pen and paper-based) and April 15 and 16 (computer-based) respectively. The exam was conducted across 258 centers and approximately 10.5 lakhs aspirants appeared for the examination. The paper analysis will help to understand the exam pattern. Check the Paper analysis for Paper 1:

  • JEE Main 2018 Paper was tougher than JEE Main 2017.
  • The Physics segment was the most difficult to crack. Students faced a lot of difficulties while solving this section.
  • A lot of questions in Physics were asked from Electrodynamics and Mechanics.
  • However, the Chemistry fragment was the easiest. The questions were straightforward and easy to solve. The students did not have to go out of their way to solve these questions.
  • While some students claimed that the maths section was moderately difficult, others were of the opinion it was tough and lengthy.
  • The ratio of problems asked from class 11 and 12 syllabi were unevenly distributed. The concentration of questions asked from class 11 paper was higher than class 12.
  • Topics that were found easy: Integration, Conic Sections, Semiconductor, Optics.

On the exam day, at the JEE Main exam centers, metal detectors were set up to ensure that the candidates were not carrying any prohibited materials. The candidates were even asked to remove their belt and shoes.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

In the following section, students will be able to get an analysis of the paper on the basis of different categories.

Distribution based on Difficulty

Levels Physics Chemistry Mathematics
Difficult 6 Questions 3 Questions 3 Questions
Moderate 20 Questions 17 Questions 14 Questions
Easy 4 Questions 10 Questions 13 Questions
Total 30 Questions 30 Questions 30 Questions

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Class-wise Marks Distribution

The ratio of questions asked from class 11 and 12 syllabi was unevenly distributed. The concentration of questions asked from class 11 paper was higher than class 12.

Physics

Class Total Questions Topics
11 17 Magnetism, Solutions, Electromagnetic Induction, Magnetic Effects of Current, Electronic Devices
12 13 Motion in a plane, Kinematics, Friction, Gravitation, Surface Tension

Chemistry

Class Total Questions Topics
11 14 Electrochemistry, Solutions, Solid State, Biomolecules, Chemistry in Everyday Life
12 16 Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Bonding, Hydrocarbons, P-block Elements

Mathematics

Class Total Questions Topics
11 10 Differential Equations, 3D Geometry, Application of Integration, Matrices, Inverse trigonometry
12 20 Statistics, Quadratic Equations, Trigonometry, Sequences, and Series, Permutations and Combinations

Topic-wise Marks Distribution

The topics-wise marks distribution is as follows:

Physics

Unit Marks
Mechanics 44
Electrodynamics 48
Thermodynamics 8
Optics 8
Modern and Nuclear Physics 12
Total 120

Chemistry

Unit Marks
Physical Chemistry 48
Inorganic Chemistry 28
Organic Chemistry 44
Total 120

Mathematics

Unit Marks
Calculus 28
Algebra 56
Conics 16
Trigonometry 8
Vector Algebra 12
Total 120

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JEE Main Trend Analysis: Chapter-wise analysis of past 6 years

This section will cater to the trend of the chapter-wise distribution of the questions over the years. Let us check the JEE Main Paper Analysis of Last 6 years.

Physics 

Topic 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Units, Dimensions, Errors and Experiments 2 1 2 1 1 1
Kinematics 1 1 0 1 2 1
Newtons’ Law of Friction 1 1 0 1 1 1
Work, Power and Energy 1 0 2 1 1 1
System of Particles 1 2 1 0 0 1
Gravitation, Rotational Mechanics 2 2 2 3 2 1
Properties of Matter 4 1 0 1 1 1
SHM, Oscillations 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mechanical Waves and Sound 1 1 2 0 1 1
Ray Optics and Wave Optics 3 3 3 3 2 3
Heat and Thermodynamics 2 3 3 4 2 4
Electrostatics 2 3 2 2 3 3
Current Electricity 1 2 2 4 3 2
Magnetism, Magnetic effects of current 2 3 2 1 2 2
EMI, AC and EM waves and Communication 3 4 3 2 2 3
Modern Physics 3 2 5 5 5 4
Total Questions 30 30 30 30 30 30

Chemistry

Topic 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Atomic Structure and Classification 2 2 1 2 1 2
Chemical Bonding 2 1 1 1 2 2
Stoichiometry 0 1 1 2 1 1
States of Matter 3 1 1 1 2 3
Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium 0 1 1 1 4 2
Chemical Kinetics and Nuclear Chemistry 1 1 1 1 1 1
Chemical Thermodynamics 1 1 1 2 1 1
Solutions 1 1 1 1 1 1
Electrochemistry 3 1 1 1 1 1
General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group I 3 3 6 3 3 3
General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group II 3 2 0 4 4 1
General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group III 2 1 1 2 1 2
Chemistry of Representative Elements 5 7 6 4 4 4
Transition Elements 1 3 2 1 1 1
Coordination Compounds and Organometallics 1 1 2 1 2 2
Surface Chemistry 0 0 1 1 1 1
Biomolecules 2 3 3 2 1 2
Total Questions 30 30 30 30 30 30

Mathematics

Topic 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Sets, Relations and Functions 2 1 1 1 1 1
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability 1 3 2 2 2 3
Application of Derivatives 2 1 2 2 1 1
Indefinite and Definite Integrals and Area Under the Curve 3 3 3 3 3 3
Cartesian coordinates and Straight Line 2 2 1 1 1 3
Circles 1 1 2 1 1 1
Conics 2 2 2 2 3 1
Quadratic Equations, Inequalities and Progressions 4 3 3 3 3 1
Complex numbers 1 1 1 1 1 1
Binomial Theorem, Exponential and Logarithmic Series 1 1 1 1 1 1
Permutation and Combination 0 1 1 1 1 1
Probability 1 1 1 3 1 1
Vectors 1 1 1 1 1 2
3-D Coordinate Geometry 2 2 2 2 2 2
Differential Equations and Properties of Triangles 1 1 1 1 1 1
Trigonometry and Inverse Circular Function 1 1 1 1 2 1
Heights and Distances 1 1 1 1 1 1
Matrices and Determinants 2 2 2 2 2 2
Mathematical Logic 1 1 1 1 1 1
Statics and Dynamics 0 0 0 0 0 1
Statistics 1 1 1 0 1 1
Total Questions 30 30 30 30 30 30

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Importance of JEE Main Paper Analysis

JEE Main Paper Analysis gives you an insight about several things in the paper. These include

  • Comprehending the difficulty of each of the papers and the overall difficulty level.
  • The nature of questions, whether they were easy, tricky, difficult, conceptual and more.
  • Further, you will get to know about the number of questions.
  • The chapters from which the questions were asked.
  • Weightage of marks.
  • Subject-wise Analysis.
  • Lastly, marks allotted to each question and each section.

Recent Changes in JEE Main Exam

There are a few changes made in JEE Main Examination. They are:

  • NTA conducts the exam in 4 sessions. The exam will be held in February, March, April and March.
  • Candidates can sit for all the sessions. Only the best score will be taken into consideration.
  • The exam will be conducted in 13 regional languages.
  • There will be 30 questions and you will be required to answer 25 out of them. These 25 questions will comprise 20 MCQs and 5 numerical questions.
  • All the three subjects, i.e, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry will be given equal weightage. Each question of each section will carry 4 marks. For every MCQ answered incorrectly, one mark will be deducted. There is no negative marking for numerical-based questions.
  • Maths and Aptitude Tests will be common for both B.Arch and B.Plan Papers. B.Planning aspirants will have to solve a paper of 25 multiple choice questions on planning. Arch aspirants will have to sit for a Drawing test.
  • The drawing test will be of 100 marks and will consist of only 2 questions instead of 3. The B.Arch Paper will consist of 77 questions instead of 81.
  • B. Planning paper will carry 100 questions of 4 marks each.
  • The B.Planning exam will be held separately. According to its exam pattern, it will have three sections⁠—I, II, III. It will be Mathematics and the Aptitude test (similar to B.Arch), and Planning (multiple-choice questions).
  • As the number of negative responses in the exam will be lower, students will have a better chance of securing a rank.
  • The intention of holding the exam 4 times a year is to encourage more and more students to take the exam. It will also enable the students to understand the exam pattern in the first session and score better in the next one.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

Ans. Questions asked in JEE Main are mostly multiple-choice questions. According to the new pattern, Paper 1 will now have 5 numerical based questions in each section. Candidates will not be marked negatively for these numerical based questions. Although, 1 mark will be deducted if they answer a multiple-choice question incorrectly.

Ques. What is the mode of exam for JEE Main 2021?

Answer: JEE Main 2021 will be conducted as a Computer Based Test in online mode.

Ques. Is there negative marking for numerical questions in JEE Main 2021?

Answer: No, there is no negative marking for numerical questions.

Ques. Can I appear for JEE Main 2021 in any language other than English and Hindi?

Answer: Yes, JEE Main 2021 will be conducted in 13 regional languages. You can opt for any language as per your convenience.