JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020: Check New Pattern & Marking Scheme

Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is a national level exam conducted by National Testing Agency for admission in undergraduate courses like B.Tech, B.Arch. and B.Plan. The jee main pattern for 2020 exam has been updated recently. According to the latest notice given by NTA there are many new changes done in jee main exam pattern.

The main highlights from the jee main new pattern are-

  • There will be separate paper for Bachelor in Planning, according to the IIT JEE Main 2020.
  • The students can appear for both B.Arch and B.Plan paper and the duration for that paper would be 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • The mathematics and aptitude part is same in both B.Arch and B.Plan paper.
  • The B.Tech paper now have 75 questions in total and each section has 25 question.
  • New type of questions which are numerical value type questions are added to the jee main question pattern for the first time.
  • There will be no negative marketing for Numerical value questions.
  • According to the JEE main 2020 pattern, now the B.Arch paper will contain 77 questions and the total marks of the paper are 400.

Changes in pattern for B.Tech Examination

Particulars JEE Main Old Pattern JEE Main New Pattern
Exam Mode Offline as well as online Only Computer Based Test (online)
Maximum Marks 360 300
Number of questions 90 75
Weightage for each section 120 100
Marking Scheme Correct Answer – 4 Marks Wrong answer – (-1) Marks Correct Answer- 4 Marks Wrong Answer- (-1 for MCQ questions), no negative marking for numerical type questions
Examination Duration 3 Hours 3 Hours
Question Type All Multiple Choice Questions 60 Multiple Type Questions & 15 Numerical Value Questions

National Testing Agency (NTA) has made many changes in the jee main paper pattern for the 2020 Exam. The total number of questions asked in the JEE mains examination have been reduced from 90 to 75 in the new pattern. The maximum marks that can be scored in the paper has also changed to 300.

There will be total of three sections in the paper namely mathematics, physics and chemistry. Each of the section will consist a total of 25 questions carrying 4 marks each. Out of the 25 questions in each section 20 questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and the rest of the 5 questions are numerical value type questions.

The 20 MCQ questions will be based on the same pattern as the previous year JEE mains papers. You will be awarded 4 marks for every correct answer and -1 marks for every incorrect answer. But the new addition the JEE main pattern is the 5 questions based on numerical type answers. You will be awarded with 4 marks for every correct answer but there is no negative marking in these type of questions.

Changes in pattern for B.Arch. Pattern

Particulars New Pattern
Exam Mode Computer Based- Mathematics and Aptitude test Pen and Paper- Drawing Test
Examination Duration 3 Hours
Number of Questions Maths- 20 MCQ’s and 5 Numerical Value Type Questions Aptitude Test- 50 MCQ type questions Drawing Test- 2 Questions
Maximum Marks 400 Marks
Marking Scheme Multiple Choice Questions- 4 Marks for correct answer, -1 for incorrect answers Numerical Questions- 4 Marks for correct answer, 0 for incorrect answer Drawing test- 2 Questions carrying 100 Marks, physically evaluated
Weightage of each section Mathematics – 100 Marks Aptitude- 200 Marks Drawing- 100 Marks

This year the B.Arch. paper will be conducted partially in computer and pen paper mode, i.e. computer based for mathematics and aptitude and in paper pen mode for drawing test. The maximum marks that can be scored in the paper is 400 marks.

There are three sections in the paper namely Mathematics, aptitude test and drawing test. Total number of questions in the paper are 77. The mathematics section contains 25 questions out of which 20 are MCQ type and 5 are numerical value type. The Aptitude part has 50 MCQ which carries 4 marks for every correct answer. And the last part is the drawing part which contains two questions carrying a total of 100 marks. The marks for drawing test will allotted according to the skill level of the students.

Changes in B.Plan Paper Pattern

Particulars JEE Main Pattern
Examination Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Sections Mathematics, general aptitude and planning
Number of Questions Mathematics- 25 Questions Aptitude- 50 Questions Planning- 25 Questions
Maximum Marks 400 Marks
Marking Scheme Same as B.Arch.

This examination is a new addition to the JEE Main 2020 pattern. The test will be carried in computer-based mode. The paper will contain three sections mathematics, aptitude test and planning based objective type questions. The weightage of the all the questions according to the jee main question pattern will be same and for every correct answer 4 marks will be allotted.

The maximum marks are 400 marks. The mathematics part will contain 25 questions in same pattern as B.Arch. paper. The aptitude test is also same as in architecture paper with a total of 50 questions. The planning part of the paper is different and will contain 25 questions. The duration of the exam is 3 hours.

What are Numerical Value Based Questions?

This year the jee main pattern for questions has been updated. The jee main paper pattern will now contain the numerical value based questions. This type of questions are asked in the JEE Advanced paper. In these questions the answers are finite numerical vales that have to be filled in the spaces given in the paper with the help of virtual keypad given on the computer screen. The values to be filled should be exact numbers.

We can expect some fact based questions in chemistry else rest all the questions will be numerical questions. The students can find the sample questions in the JEE mock test on the NTA website or the previous year jee advanced papers.

The weightage of these questions is also same as the MCQ in the paper. For every correct answer 4 marks will be allotted. But there is no negative marking in these question even if the question is left unanswered or the answer is wrong.

The students are advised to write the answer accurate upto 4 decimal values. Because in many cases even 1 value after decimal does not match the actual answer the answer is termed as incorrect.

Exam Pattern Related FAQ-

How many numerical answer type topics will be there in the paper?

There would be a total of 15 numerical value questions in the paper. Each section namely maths, physics and chemistry will consist a total of 5 numerical value type questions.

Can I get sample numerical value type questions?

The numerical value type questions are very common and has appeared regularly in the JEE Advanced paper. A student is advised to take a look at the previous year JEE advanced questions papers. The pattern of the questions would be the same but the level of the questions will be less as compared to the JEE advanced.

How can I answer the new pattern of questions in the JEE Mains paper?

To solve the numerical value type questions the students need accurate approach and calculations, they need to be precise and accurate with their answer. The screen will have a virtual keypad from which you have to fill the answer in the computer.

Will there be negative marking in the paper?

The rules of negative marking has also been changed with the introduction of new pattern of IIT JEE mains. There is no negative marking for the numerical value type questions. But there will be a negative marking of -1 for every wrong multiple choice answer. So there will be no negative marking for 15 questions else the paper will have negative marking.

Can we carry a calculator in the exam center?

Calculator is not allowed to be used in the JEE mains paper. No student can take calculator with him and also there will be no virtual calculator in the computer. All the calculations have to be done on the pen and paper allotted in the exam center by the authorities.

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