JEE Main Mathematics 2020 Paper Analysis for January

JEE Main Maths Question Paper Analysis for Jan-2020

National Testing Agency (NTA) has successfully completed conducting the first phase of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains from 6th January to 9th January 2020. This only means there is going to be a lot of homework to be done, especially for aspirants planning to take the second phase which is to be held by NTA from April 3rd to April 9th, 2020.

There are many articles floating over the solutions and answer keys for the question papers for students to validate their answers. This article enlists the JEE Main 2020 Mathematics Paper Analysis.

JEE Main 2020 Maths Paper 1 and Paper 2 Analysis

JEE Main is conducted every year by NTA for admissions to India’s topmost educational institutes offering bachelor’s in engineering, architectural, planning and technology degrees. There are ample coaching centers across the country offering various training programs for the JEE mains.

As an icing on the cake, a detailed JEE Main math 2020 Jan paper analysis could shed a huge insight into some of the important topics that have questions repeatedly over the years. This article JEE Main 2020 Maths Paper Analysis will help the aspirants know more about important questions, difficulty level of the paper, topic-wise weightage in the overall JEE mains.

JEE Main 2020 Maths Question Paper Analysis

  • Number of Questions from 11th Standard and 12th standard
 Day 1Day 2Day 3
Shift 1Shift 2Shift 1Shift 2Shift 1Shift 2
11th Standard111211121212
12th Standard141314121312
  • Day-shift wise distribution of questions
 Class 11Class 12Total Percentage %
Number of QuestionsTotal MarksNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksClass 11Class 12
Day 1 Shift 1114414564456
Day 1 Shift 2124813524852
Day 2 Shift 1114414564456
Day 2 Shift 2124812484848
Day 3 Shift 1124813524852
Day 3 Shift 2124812484848
  • Difficulty analysis

The difficulty analysis is given in the following table

 Easy LevelMedium levelDifficult level
Number of QuestionsTotal MarksNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksClass 11Class 12
Day 1 Shift 11352104028
Day 1 Shift 25201352728
Day 2 Shift 19361144520
Day 2 Shift 27281456312
Day 3 Shift 16241456520
Day 3 Shift 27281352416

Though overall difficulty seems to be moderate, the candidates who took the test reviewed the paper to be tough and lengthy. Speed and shortcuts will hence be a key analysis.

On a scale of 1 to 3, the difficulty level of the questions is mapped in the following order,

  • 1: easy
  • 2: medium
  • 3: hard

The overall paper is ranked as shown in the table below

SubjectDay 1Day 2Day 3
Shift 1Shift 2Shift 1Shift 2Shift 1Shift 2
Physics1.441.641.161.601.401.76
Mathematics1.562.081.841.831.961.88
Chemistry1.762.141.761.681.721.76
Overall1.591.951.591.701.691.80
  • JEE Main 2020 Maths Paper 1 Analysis
TopicDay 1Day 2Day 3 
No. of Qs.Total MarksPercentageNo. of Qs.Total MarksPercentageNo. of Qs.Total MarksPercentage
In total25100100%25100100%25100100%
Binomial Theorem144%144%144%
Complex Numbers144%144%144%
Coordinate Geometry144%31212%31212%
Differential Calculus62424%52020%31212%
Integral Calculus31212%31212%41616%
Matrix Operations288%288%288%
Permutation & Combination144%144%144%
Probability144%144%144%
Series and Sequences288%288%144%
Trigonometry144%144%31212%
Vector and 3D41616%288%288%
Mathematical Reasoning144%144%144%
Statistics144%144%144%
Quadratic equations000144%144%
  • JEE Main 2020 Maths Paper 2 Analysis
TopicDay 1Day 2Day 3 
No. of Qs.Total MarksPercentageNo. of Qs.Total MarksPercentageNo. of Qs.Total MarksPercentage
In total25100100%25100100%25100100%
Binomial Theorem288%144%288%
Complex Numbers144%144%144%
Coordinate Geometry288%31212%31212%
Differential Calculus41616%31212%41616%
Fundamentals of Mathematics144%144%000%
Integral Calculus41616%41616%41616%
Matrix Operations144%288%288%
Permutation & Combination000144%144%
Probability144%144%144%
Series and Sequences288%288%31212%
Trigonometry144%144%000%
Vector and 3D41616%288%288%
Mathematical Reasoning144%144%144%
Statistics144%144%144%
Quadratic equations144%000144%

Take Away!

The analysis can give students an insight into their take on admission to the colleges accepting JEE Mains. The aspirants can predict the choices of colleges and the probability of admissions to their choice of colleges even before the results are published.

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