JEE Main 2020 Detailed Analysis : Exam Level was Easy to Moderate

  • Jan 10,2020

The JEE Main Paper-I for BE/B Tech was conducted on 7th, 8th & 9th Jan in two sessions at almost 233 cities across the country.

To avoid any unfair means or unfair examination practices this year, the JEE Main examination was conducted amid tight security. All the exam centers were under surveillance of CCTV and equipped with Jammers.

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JEE Main 2020 Paper Pattern

The JEE Main 2020 was conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) and the paper pattern for B.Arch and B.Planning streams were different:

Architecture (BArch): Mathematics (Part I) and Aptitude Test (Part II) was conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode while Drawing Test (Part III) was held in Pen & Paper (offline) mode

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B.Planning: Mathematics-(Part I), Aptitude Test-(Part II) and Planning (Part III) was held in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode

The full marks of the JEE Main Paper-1 were 300, unlike last year which was of 360 marks. As per the new JEE Main Pattern, there were questions involving numerical answers where students had to type the answer correct to two decimal places. These questions had no negative marking.

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JEE Main 2020 paper had three parts & each part had two sections:

Part-I- Physics with a total of 25 questions - Sec-I had 20 Multiple choice questions with Single correct answers & Sec-II had 5 Numerical based questions. The marking scheme for multiple-choice questions was +4 for a correct response, -1 for an incorrect response, 0 if not attempted. The marking scheme for numerical based questions was +4 for correct response and 0 in all other cases.

Part-II- Chemistry with a total of 25 questions - Sec-I had 20 Multiple choice questions with Single correct answers & Sec-II had 5 Numerical based questions. The marking scheme for multiple-choice questions was +4 for a correct response, -1 for an incorrect response, 0 if not attempted. The marking scheme for numerical based questions was +4 for correct response and 0 in all other cases.

Part-III- Mathematics with a total of 25 questions - Sec-I had 20 Multiple choice questions with Single correct answers & Sec-II had 5 Numerical based questions. The marking scheme for multiple-choice questions was +4 for a correct response, -1 for an incorrect response, 0 if not attempted. The marking scheme for numerical based questions was +4 for correct response and 0 in all other cases.

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Feedback of students

Mathematics - Easy to Moderate level. Some questions involved calculations. All chapters covered in Calculus and Coordinate Geometry. No question from Height and Distance in Trigonometry.

Physics - Moderate level. All chapters covered. Students reported it was lengthy. A few questions were of mixed concept type.

Chemistry - Easy. Students said questions were largely from NCERT especially chapters of Inorganic Chemistry. They felt Class XI topics had more weight.

As per students, Overall the paper was of Easy to Moderate level  As compared to last year's paper was moderate to a difficult level as per students. Students felt one question in Physics had inadequate data. Rest no errors were reported as such from other subjects the students left the exam hall at 12:30 pm.

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