JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 for January & April Exam. The Joint Entrance Main (JEE Main) examination will be conducted twice a year, the first examination will be held in January and the second examination in April. The application process for the Joint Entrance Examination JEE Main I and JEE Main II will be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
JEE Main I would be held in January 1st week and the results will be declared in January last week. JEE Main II will be held in April first week and results will be announced in April last week. Moreover, if a student appears for the JEE (Main) twice, the best of his/ her two scores will be taken into account. The JEE will be held in multiple sessions and students will have the option to choose a date.
JEE Main Exam Eligibility criteria: A score of at least 75 per cent in class 12 board exams or a place among the top 20 percentile of the Boards is required to be eligible for JEE main or advanced. For candidates of the SC and ST categories, this has been lowered to 65 per cent. Those who clear the JEE Main and JEE Advanced papers will make candidates eligible for admission to Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) courses at Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) across India.
Educational qualifications: The candidates need to clear plus two examination with Science as a stream (Physics, Chemistry, Maths) and 50 per cent marks.
JEE Main Syllabus:
This section will include questions on general topics, gaseous and liquid states, atomic structure and chemical bonding, energetics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, solid state, solutions, surface chemistry and nuclear chemistry. In will also include the general topics, mechanics, thermal physics, electricity and magnetism, optics and modern physics.
2. Inorganic Chemistry
This section will contain questions on isolation/preparation and properties of non-metals, preparation and properties of compounds, transition elements (3D series), ores and minerals, extractive metallurgy and principles of quality analysis.
3. Organic chemistry
This section will include questions on concepts, preparation/properties/reactions of alkanes/alkynes, reactions of benzene, phenols, characteristic reactions, carbohydrates, amino acids and peptides, properties and uses of important polymers and practical organic chemistry.
This section will include questions on algebra, trigonometry, analytical geometry, differential calculus, integral calculus and vectors.
JEE Main Application fee:
A. For JEE Main Paper-I OR JEE Main Paper-II: The candidates (boys)(General/ OBC) category have to pay an application fee of Rs 500, While reserve category candidates and girls have to pay an application fee of Rs 250.
B. JEE Main Paper-I and Paper-II: For both the papers, the general/ OBC category candidates have to pay an application fee of Rs 1300, while Rs 650 for reserve category candidates and girls.
JEE Main Exam pattern 2020:
National Testing Agency (NTA) has introduced a few changes in the exam pattern of the upcoming Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for engineering, pharma, and architecture.
First of all, the NTA will conduct the JEE Main exam twice in a year – January and April. The first round of the JEE Main exam will be conducted in January. It comprises Paper-I (for admissions to BE/BTech courses) and Paper-II (for admissions to B.Arch/B.Planning). The second round of the JEE Main 2020 is scheduled to be held in April for Paper-I and Paper-II.
JEE Main Paper 1 is for candidates appearing for admission to BE and BTech courses. It will contain objective type questions (both online and offline) in physics, chemistry and mathematics.
JEE Main Paper 2 is conducted for students who wish to pursue BArch or BPlan. This paper will solely be conducted in the pen and paper mode and will include objective type questions in mathematics, an aptitude test and a drawing test.
JEE Main Exam Changes introduced by NTA
The changes introduced by the NTA includes –
1. Reduction in the number of total questions: The NTA has reduced the total number of question from 264 to 233
2. Introduction of numerical questions: The NTA JEE Main 2020 paper will now include numerical questions also
3. Computer-Based-Test: The JEE Main Paper-I (for BE/BTech) and Paper-II (for BArch/B.Planning) will be conducted solely in CBT mode, except that the drawing test for BArch will take place in ‘pen & paper’ (offline) mode.
Separate papers for B.Arch and B.Planning: The JEE Main 2020 Paper-I (BE/BTech) will comprise multiple-choice questions and numerical questions whereas JEE Main Paper-II is now separate for BArch and BPlanning aspirants.
Check Paper-wise more details below
1. Changes made in JEE Main 2020 Paper I (BE/BTech)
The JEE Main 2020 Paper I will have three sections – Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with 25 questions in each subject, comprising 20 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and five numerical problems. There will be no negative marking for the numerical value questions, while -1 will be deducted for each wrong answer in the MCQs. The students will get 3 hours to complete the JEE Main Paper I. The total marks will be 300.
2. Changes made in JEE Main 2020 Paper-II (BArch/B Planning)
JEE Main 2020 Paper-II – B.Arch: The JEE Main 2020 Paper-II (BArch) is divided into three parts – Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing. Maths section will include 20 MCQs and 5 questions with a numerical value; Aptitude section will have 50 MCQs; the Drawing section will consist of 2 drawing-related questions of 50 marks each. The questions paper will have a total of 77 questions and the total marks of the paper will be 400. Candidates will get 3 hours to complete the paper.
There will be no negative marking for numerical value question, while, for MCQs, -1 will be deducted for an incorrect answer and 0 for an attempted question.
JEE Main 2020 Paper-II – B.Planning
The JEE Main 2020 Paper-II (B.Planning) will also have three parts – Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning based Objective type MCQ’s. Maths section will have 20 MCQs and 5 questions with a numerical value. Aptitude section will comprise of 50 aptitude-based MCQs, while in the third section, there will be 25 planning-based objective types MCQs. The total marks for this paper will be 400. The duration of the paper will be 3 hours with a total of 100 questions.
There will be no negative marking for numerical value questions. For MCQs, -1 will be deducted for an incorrect answer.