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Joint Entrance Examination Main April Session 2020

counselling: 28 Sep - 03 Oct 2020 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

counselling: 28 Sep - 03 Oct 2020

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern (Changed): Sample Paper , Marking Scheme, Duration

Updated On - May 25 2020 by Latika Kalra

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern has been released by the NTA (National Testing Agency). The Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) 2020 will be conducted from  18 July 2020 - 23 July 2020 (for april session). The exam will be conducted to enrol the candidates in Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI).  Authority has made some changes in the JEE Main 2020 exam pattern & syllabus which candidates must be familiar with. Candidates can go through the article to have all the information regarding the NTA JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020.
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Important Update from NTA

  • JEE Main 2020 Sample Paper for Numerical Value section has been released by the NTA.
  • Papers for B.Arch and B.Planning, B.Tech/B.E. will be conducted separately.
  • The number of questions in each paper has been changed and correspondingly the total marks of each paper as per the approval authority JEE Apex Board (JAB).
  • For the candidates giving the exam for B.Planning: Mathematics- Part 1, Aptitude Test-Part 2 and Planning Based Questions Part 3 will come in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only.

JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates may appear in B. E./B.Tech or B. Arch. or B. Planning, or both according to the course in which they want to get enrolled. The candidates need to check the JEE Main april exam pattern 2020 before they start preparing for the exam. Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination is given below:
JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern
PaperSubjectsNumber of QuestionsTypes of QuestionsMode of ExaminationTiming of the Examination
First ShiftSecond Shift
B.E/ B.TechMathematics25(20+5)20 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions with the answer as a numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Physics25(20+5)
Chemistry25(20+5)
B.ArchMathematics - Part 125(20+5)20 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Aptitude Test - Part 250Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Drawing Test - Part 32Questions for drawing test“Pen & Paper Based” (offline) mode to be attempted on the Drawing sheet
B.PlanningMathematics - Part 125(20+5)20 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & 5 Questions for which answer is a numerical value“Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Aptitude Test - Part 250Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Planning Based Questions - Part 3 25Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Medium of Question Paper shall be in Hindi, English and Gujarati language.
  • Exam Duration will be of 3 hours (180 minutes)
  • Marking Scheme will be - (+4) for every correct answer and (-1) for every wrong answer. NO Negative Marking for Numerical Value-Based Questions.
  • Those candidates who wish to appear for B.Arch, as well as B.Planning, will have the duration of examination 3.30 hrs. i.e. from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

JEE Main 2020 Section-wise distribution of Questions and Marks

Candidates can check the section-wise distribution of questions and marks allotted to each question in JEE Main 2020 April Examination:

For B.E./B.tech

Subject-wise distribution of Questions and Marks for JEE Main B.Tech/B.E. Paper
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Physics25100
Chemistry25100
Mathematics25100
Total75300

For B.Arch

For JEE Main B.Arch Paper Subject-wise distribution of Questions and Marks
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Mathematics - Part 125100
Aptitude test - Part2 50200
Drawing Test - Part 302100
Total77400

For B.Planning

JEE Main Subject-wise distribution of Questions and Marks in B.Planning Paper
SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Mathematics - Part 125100
Aptitude test - Part2 50200
Planning Based Objective Type MCQs –Part III25100
Total100400
Candidates can check the JEE Main Syllabus 2020 for the details on topics along with their weightage and recommended books for preparation.

What are Numerical Value Type Questions in JEE Main 2020?

This Year National Testing Agency has introduced a new type of questions called Numerical value type questions in which the candidate will be given options, and he/she has to type in or enter the answer. For each paper, there will be 05 such questions with no negative marking. Candidates would be given a virtual calculator to type in their answer or response against such questions.

JEE Main 2020 Marking Scheme

The table given below provides a brief of the marking scheme. NTA has changed the exam pattern for JEE Main 2020 April Session.

JEE Main 2020 Marking Scheme - BE/BTech & BArch

 

BTech/BE

BArch

Correct Answer

+4

+4

Incorrect Answer

-1

-1

Un-attempted Question

0

0

Marks per section

25 questions X 4 marks = 100 marks per section

Mathematics: 25 questions X 4 marks = 100 marks

Aptitude Test = 50 questions X 4 marks = 200 marks

Drawing test = 2 questions X 50 marks = 100 marks

Total marks
300 marks
400 marks

General Instructions for JEE Main 2020

  • Candidates will not be permitted to use electronic devices like mobile phones, calculators, etc.  in JEE (Main) 2020.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to carry Instrument/Geometry/Pencil box, Handbag, Purse, any kind of Paper/ Stationery/ Textual material (printed or written material), Eatables and Water (loose or packed), Mobile Phone/ Ear Phone/ Microphone/ Pager, Calculator, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Camera, Tape Recorder, Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets, etc. in the Examination Room/ Hall.
  • However, diabetic patients will be allowed to carry eatables like sugar tablets/ fruits (like banana/ apple/ orange) and transparent water bottle to the examination hall. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like sandwich/chocolate/candy, etc.
  • Furthermore, Candidates must bring their pencils, their own geometry box set, erasers, colour pencils, and crayons for the Aptitude Test of Paper 2.

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