JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020: Check New Paper Pattern, Changes And Marking Scheme

JEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020-21: Knowing the exam pattern beforehand will make it simple for the students to prepare for and get to know about the type of questions that will be asked in the examination. Just like that, the JEE Mains Exam Pattern is essential for candidates appearing for the exam, so that they get an idea of the questions that will be asked in each section. This is an effective way of making things easy for the candidates to achieve a much better result.

Although, since the year 2019 the National Testing Agency of India (NTA) has been given the rights and authority to develop the JEE Main Exam pattern and JEE syllabus as they deem fit. Like the 2019 JEE Mains syllabus and exam pattern underwent some modifications, the 2020 JEE Mains exam pattern and syllabus have yet again been updated by the National Testing Agency.

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JEE Mains Exam Pattern 2020-21: Paper Changes

 Following are the major changes that have been introduced in the JEE Mains 2020 by the NTA: – 

  • There will be three papers conducted for JEE Mains:
    1. Paper 1 for B. E/ B. Tech
    2. Paper 2 for B. Arch
    3. Paper 3 for B. Planning
  • Paper 1 will now consist of 77 questions, and 25 questions will be asked from each section in the paper for a total of 300 marks. In the earlier version of the JEE Mains paper, there were 90 questions in total.
  • Paper 2 is only meant for candidates aspiring for admission into the B. Arch courses. It will include 77 questions, and the total marks allotted for the questions is 400.
  • Paper 3 will include a set of total 100 questions, and the paper will be set out for 400 marks.

We know how frantically aspiring JEE candidates seek valid information about the JEE Mains 2020 Exam pattern and syllabus. Look no further because we have gathered all the necessary information you need to know and follow the new JEE Mains 2020 Pattern. Keep on reading.

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JEE Mains Exam Pattern: Highlights

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is held bi-annually in the months of January and April. The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused havoc in the country which has led the National Testing Agency to postpone the JEE Mains exam several times. Finally, the dates are out, and the exam will be held during 1st September 2020 and 6th September 2020 in morning and evening shifts. The general exam pattern of JEE Mains Papers is as follows: –

JEE Main Exam Pattern Paper-I

Particulars Details for Paper I
Exam Mode Computer-Based exam
Number of sections Three sections consisting of Physics, Maths and Chemistry.
Duration of the exam 3 Hours
Number Of Questions 75 questions comprising og 25 questions from each section.


Question Types Multiple Choice Questions along with numerical based questions.
Total Marks 300
Language Hindi, English and Gujarati (for some locations)

JEE Main Exam Pattern Paper-II

Particulars Details for Paper II
Exam Mode Online and offline
Number of sections 3 sections consisting of mathematics, drawing and aptitude.
Duration of exam 3 hours.
Number of questions Total number of 77 questions. Maths section consists of 25 questions, aptitude section consists of 50 questions and drawing consists of 2 questions.
Question Types Objective type questions for maths and aptitude and drawing questions shall be based on sketches.
Total Marks 400
Language English, Hindi, Gujarati.

JEE Main Exam Pattern Paper-III

Particulars Details for Paper III
Exam Mode Computer-based test
Number of sections Three sections consisting of mathematics, aptitude and a planning based test.
Duration of exam 3 hours.
Number of Questions The paper will consist of a total number of 100 questions where the Mathematics section will include 25 questions, Aptitude section will consist of 50 questions, and the planning test will include 25 questions.
Question types Objective type MCQs will be asked, and 5 questions in Maths will have an answer that must amount to a numerical value.
Total Marks 400/400
Language English, Hindi, and Gujarati.

Distribution of Marks and Questions

Paper I

Chemistry Marks: 100 Questions: 25
Physics Marks: 100 Questions: 25
Mathematics Marks: 100 Questions: 25
Total Marks: 300 Questions: 75


Maths Marks: 100 Questions: 25
Aptitude Marks: 200 Questions: 50
Drawing Marks: 100 Questions: 2
Total Marks: 400 Questions: 77

Paper III

Maths Marks: 100 Questions: 25
Aptitude Marks: 200 Questions: 50
Planning Marks: 100 Questions: 25
Total Marks: 400 Questions: 100

JEE Mains 2020 New Pattern

The National Testing Agency of India has modified the JEE Mains 2020 exam pattern, and there are quite a lot of advantages associated with the change. Read them down below: –

  • The National Testing Agency will consider the scores out of the two best exams when they will be preparing the merit list.
  • The candidates will not have to wage a full year if they happen to fail in the exam.
  • The candidates can appear for the second session of the examination and thus get the benefit of not having to drop a year.
  • Candidates will get an opportunity to improve their marks in the examination after their first attempt in the first session. Their entire academic year will not go to waste.
  • When the candidates appear for the exam for the first time, they shall gain a real experience of taking the JEE Mains exam. Through this, they can then analyze their mistakes, correct them, and write the exam in a better way in the second session.


JEE Main Exam Pattern (FAQs)

Q.1 Is it compulsory for me to write all the questions from every section of the exam?

Ans. The candidates are not mandated to attempt all the questions from each section in the examination, but by doing so, he or she will increase their chances of scoring a higher percentage of marks.

Q.2 Is the paper conducted in any other language except English?

Ans. Yes, the paper is conducted in Hindi and Gujarati (in some specific locations like Gujarat, Daman and Diu) except English. The candidates can change the language in the settings at any time.

Q.3 Is it compulsory for candidates to attempt both the JEE Mains exam papers?

Ans. No, it is not compulsory for the candidates to attempt both the sessions of JEE Mains exam i.e. they are entirely optional. However, candidates can appear for both the JEE Mains exam sessions which are held in January and April because this can give them a real experience of the exam and help them do better next time.

Q.4 What is the exam mode of JEE Mains Paper 1 and Paper 2?

Ans. The JEE Mains Paper 1 will be conducted solely through an online computer-based mode. Whereas, Paper 2, Part-I and II (Mathematics and Aptitude Test) will be conducted via online computer-based mode and Part-III, that comprises of the drawing test will be held in a pen and paper mode. Candidates are not allowed to choose between online or offline exams.

Q.5 Will, it still counts if I change answers during the examination?

Ans. Yes, the candidates can easily change their answers at any point during the examination, and the new answer will be counted.



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