Changes in JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern, Marking and Other Segments

Published on : 31st October 2019    Author : Satyaranjan Bai
IIT JEE Main Exam

Appearing in the JEE Main exam 2020? Do you know you don’t have to answer 90 questions? It has been reduced to 75. There are some more changes made by the exam-conducting authority.

The candidates appearing in the upcoming JEE Main 2020 January exam must acquaint themselves with the latest changes introduced by the National Testing Agency. Changes in JEE Main 2020 exam pattern, marking, etc. have been made by NTA. The Agency has revised the JEE Main exam pattern for the eligibility test for JEE Advanced and admission to NITs, IITs and other government-funded institutions.

Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2020 Paper I

JEE Main Paper 1 is conducted for admission to B.Tech and B.E. It constitutes three important subjects including Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. It has 75 questions (in total). Here’s a glance at the exam pattern before going ahead with the detail –

  • Subjects: 3 subjects (Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry)
  • Total Questions: 75 (25 each from every subject)
  • Type of Questions: MCQ
  • Mode of Exam: CBT
  • Total Marks: 300 (1 question carries 4 marks)
  • Total Duration: 180 minutes (Physically-challenged candidates will get 4 hours)
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct answer, candidates will get 4 marks
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will get deducted for every wrong answer

JEE Main Paper I Marking Distribution

Subjects

Total Questions

Total Marks

Physics

25

100

Chemistry

25

100

Mathematics

25

100

Total

75

300

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Total Questions Reduced from 90 to 75, Giving Equal Weightage to All Subjects

Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics will have equal distribution in the forthcoming exam, i.e. in January 2020. Earlier, candidates used to appear for all 90 questions. From this year, it will be 75 (Physics – 25, Chemistry – 25 and Mathematics - 25) instead of 90. Moreover, 20 questions in each subject will be in MCQs and the remaining 5 questions will require answers in numerical value.

Sanjay Sharma, the founder of a coaching centre, said, “Possibly the number of questions has been reduced since students usually consume time in switching subjects during the three- hour online examination”. He further added, “We still have to see if the difficulty level of these questions will consume double the time than solving a problem in multiple-choice mode.”

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Understanding Marking Pattern -

Each correct answer will get you 4 marks and one incorrect answer will deduct one mark. In case of 5 remaining questions, there will be no negative marking scheme. Even if your answer is wrong, there will be zero deduction in mark. But your correct answer will fetch 4 marks.

Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2020 Paper-II

Not just JEE Main Paper I, B.Planning and B.Arch aspirants must familiarise themselves with the recent changes made in the exam pattern for JEE Main Paper-II.

The JEE Main 2020 Paper-II (B. Arch) has three parts including Mathematics (25 questions), Aptitude (50 MCQs) and Drawing (2 questions). The Maths section will have 20 Multiple Choice Questions and 5 questions with a numerical value. The total number of questions will be 77, carrying 400 marks.

Subjects

Questions

Marks

Aptitude

50

200

Mathematics

25

100

Drawing

2

100

Total

77

400

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Note: No mark will be deducted for the numerical value question.

The JEE Main 2020 Paper-II (B. Planning) has three parts including Mathematics (25 questions), Aptitude (50 MCQs) and Planning based MCQs (25). The Maths section will have 20 Multiple Choice Questions and 5 questions with a numerical value. The total number of questions will be 100, carrying 400 marks.

Subjects

Questions

Marks

Aptitude

50

200

Mathematics

25

100

Planning based MCQs

25

100

Total

100

400

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About JEE Main 2020, Overview and Important Dates

The Joint Entrance Examination is conducted twice a year to choose students for admission into the best engineering colleges and institutes in the country.

Conducting Authority

National Testing Agency

Examination Level

National

Purpose

  • Qualification for JEE Advanced
  • Admission into 25 IITs, 31 NITs and 28 CFTIs

Exam Mode

CBT

Duration

3 hours

Total Marks

Paper I – 300

Paper II – 400

Centres

233 (Across India) and 9 (Abroad)

Important Dates

JEE Main Events

JEE Main Dates (Announced)

Last date to fill in online application form

10th October 2019

Release of admit card

6th December 2019

Exam date

6th to 11th January 2020

Answer Key to be out

3rd week of January 2020

Result to be out

31st January 2020

Candidates willing to appear for the JEE Main April 2020 exam can fill in the online application form from 8th February 2020. The exam will be held between 3rd and 9th April 2020.


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