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JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern (Revised): Check Paper I (B.E/B.Tech), Paper II (B.Arch), Paper III (B. Planning) Pattern

Updated On - September 11th 2019 by KARISHMA KHATRI

JEE Main Exam Pattern and Syllabus has been released by NTA on September 3, 2019. Some major changes have been introduced in Exam Pattern this year. JEE Main 2020 will be conducted in 3 papers instead of 2 papers. There will be separate papers for B.E./B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning.

Latest: JEE Main 2020 B.Planning Sample Paper published by NTA. Download Official PDF Here

  • NTA has released JEE Main 2020 Application Forms.  Apply Now
  • Students of any stream with Maths in Class XII are eligible to apply for B. Planning paper in JEE Main.
  • B.E/ B.Tech Paper now has a total of 75 questions, with 25 questions per subject- Physics, Chemistry and Maths. 
  • Numerical Value based questions have been added to the paper pattern of all the 3 papers. There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers in such cases.
  • ​B. Arch paper will have a total of 77 questions of 400 marks.
  • B. Planning paper will be of 400 marks with a total of 100 questions.
  • Candidates can sit for both B. Arch and B. Planning, in such a case, exam duration will be of 3 hours 30 minutes.
  • Part III of B. Planning Paper will have 25 Planning Based Objective Type MCQs. 

Also Check Free Online Video Lectures for JEE Main 2020 Aspirants by IIT Faculty

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Highlights of JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020

ParametersJEE Main 2020 – B.E./B. TechJEE Main 2020 – B. ArchJEE Main 2020 – B. Planning
Mode of ExaminationCBT Mode

Mathematics  and Aptitude- CBT Mode

Drawing- Pen and paper mode

CBT Mode
Duration of exam3 hours3 hours3 hours
Total subjectsPhysics, Chemistry, and MathematicsMathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing TestMathematics, Aptitude Test, and Planning Based Objective Type
Number of questions75 (25 questions from each subject)77  (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Drawing- 2)100  (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Planning Based-25)
Type of Questions

60 (MCQs having 4 options each with 1 correct option) + 15 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value)

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQ +

Drawing- 2 Questions 

Maths- 20 (MCQs) + 5 (Questions for which answer is a Numerical Value) +

Aptitude- 50 MCQs +

Planning Based Objective Type- 25 MCQs

Marking Scheme

For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.

For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions

For Drawing Test: 2 questions of 100 marks

For MCQs:+4 for each correct response; -1 for each incorrect response; Unattempted questions will not be marked.

For Non- MCQs: +4 for each correct response, no negative marking for incorrect answers or unattempted questions.

Maximum Marks300 Marks400 Marks400 Marks
Medium of paper

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)

English and Hindi (All Centre Cities)

English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli

JEE Main Exam Pattern

Download JEE Main 2020 Official Notification

Detailed JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 - Paper 1 (B.Tech/B.E.)

  • For January Session, the exam will be conducted from January 6, 2019 to January 11, 2019 Check JEE Main 2020 Important Dates
  • Sections/ Parts:
    • Part I - Physics
    • Part II - Chemistry
    • Part III – Mathematics
  • Number of Questions – 75 questions with 25 questions per section.
  • Nature of Questions – 20 MCQs + 5 (Numeric Value Questions) FOR EACH SECTION
  • Exam Mode – Computer Based Test Mode
  • Exam Duration – 3 hours | For candidates with 40% disability – 4 hours
  • Exam Medium – The question papers at all exam centers will be in Hindi and English. For exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the medium of exam will also be available in Gujarati.
  • Marking Scheme –   All questions in Physics, Chemistry and Maths sections have equal weightage. 4 marks will be given for every correct response. 
  • Negative Marking –  For each incorrect answer in MCQs,1 mark will be deducted. Questions for which answers have a Numeric Value will fetch 4 marks for every correct response, with no negative marking in case of an incorrect answer or unattempted question.

Subject-wise distribution of questions with marks is tabulated below:

SubjectsMaximum QuestionsMaximum Marks
Physics25100
Chemistry25100
Mathematics25100
Total75 questions300 marks

Detailed JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 – Paper 2 (B.Arch)

  • The exam will be conducted partially in computer-based and pen-paper mode.
  • JEE Main exam pattern for B. Arch Paper will include objective (online) as well as drawing questions (offline).
  • This paper is a gateway for admission to UG architecture courses. 
  • Sections/ Parts- Type of Questions:
    • Part I – Mathematics – 20 MCQs + 5 numeric value based questions
    • Part II – Aptitude Test – 50 MCQs
    • Part III – Drawing Test – 2 Questions
  • Total Number of Questions – 77 questions
  • Exam Duration – 3 Hours
  • Exam Medium – The question papers at all exam centers will be in Hindi and English. For exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the medium of exam will also be available in Gujarati.
  • Marking Scheme – All questions in Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning based sections have equal weightage. 4 marks will be given for every correct response.  For JEE Main Drawing Test, marks will be allotted on the basis of candidate’s drawing skills.
  • Negative Marking –  For each incorrect answer in MCQs,1 mark will be deducted. Questions for which answers have a Numeric Value will fetch 4 marks for every correct response, with no negative marking in case of an incorrect answer or unattempted question.

Subject wise distribution of questions with marks is tabulated below:

SubjectsMaximum QuestionsMaximum Marks
Mathematics25100
Aptitude Test50200
Drawing02100
Total77 questions400 marks

Detailed JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 – Paper 3 (B.Planning)

  • The exam will be conducted partially in computer-based test mode.
  • Sections/ Parts:
    • Part I – Mathematics – 20 MCQs + 5 Numeric value based questions
    • Part II – Aptitude Test – 50 MCQs
    • Part III – Planning Based Objective Type – 25 MCQs
  • Number of Questions – 100 questions.
  • Exam Duration – 3 Hours
  • Exam Medium – The question papers at all exam centers will be in Hindi and English. For exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the medium of exam will also be available in Gujarati.
  • Marking Scheme – All questions in Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning Based sections have equal weightage. 4 marks will be given for every correct answer. 
  • Negative Marking –  For each incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted. Questions for which answers have a Numeric Value will fetch 4 marks for every correct response, with no negative marking in case of an incorrect answer or unattempted question.

Subject wise distribution of questions with marks is tabulated below:

SubjectsMaximum QuestionsMaximum Marks
Mathematics25100
Aptitude Test50200
Planning Based Objective Type25100
Total100 400 marks

JEE Main 2020 – Mock Test

NTA has started the registrations for JEE Main 2020 Mock Test at nta.ac.in. It is provided for the test takers to understand the type of online exam pattern. However, this test should not be taken as a sample paper for the exam and it doesn’t need any login detail. Check JEE Main 2020 Mock Test- Registration, Guidelines and Preparation Tips

Is it better to take a drop for JEE Main 2020 Preparation?

Sometimes, it becomes a plight for students to decide whether to take admission in the first attempt or give another chance by taking a drop. Balancing the preparation for JEE Main and Board exams can be challenging. Check Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2020 

Best Books for JEE Main Preparation

ChemistryMathematicsPhysics
Organic Chemistry by Morrison and BoydDifferential Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit Agarwal Mechanics Part-1 & 2 by DC Pandey
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. LeeIntegral Calculus for IIT-JEE by Amit Agarwal Understanding Physics for JEE Main & Advanced Waves & Thermodynamics by DC Pandey
Numerical Chemistry 22/e by P BahadurCalculus and Analytic Geometry by Thomas and FinneyConcepts of Physics by H.C. Verma - Volume 1 and Volume 2
Textbook of Inorganic Chemistry for Competitions (JEE Main & Advanced ) by OP TondonAlgebra for JEE Main & Advanced by Arihant PublicationFundamentals of Physics by Resnick and Halliday

Check Best Books for JEE Main 2020 Preparation

Exam Day Guidelines

  • Candidates who are appearing for JEE Main Paper 2 will have to bring their own geometry box set, pencils, erasers, color pencils or crayons.
  • Candidates will be instructed to open the seal of the Test Booklet 5 minutes before the test commences. They must confirm that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side-2 of the Answer Sheet is similar to the one printed on the Test Booklet. If there is a mismatch, it must be reported to the invigilator and get it replaced.
  • Candidates will be allowed to carry a cardboard or a clip board with nothing written on it to the exam hall as a pad to keep the exam paper on it to write smoothly.
  • Candidates should not carry any ball pens to the exam hall. It will be provided at the exam hall.
  • Candidates will be provided with rough sheets to work out the calculations or any other rough work. These sheets have to be returned to the invigilator before leaving the exam hall.

Check JEE Main 2020 Dress Code & Exam Day Instructions

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 FAQs

Ques. How many Non MCQ questions have been included in B.E/ B. Tech Paper of JEE Main 2020?

Ans. 15 questions for which answer will be a numerical value have been included in B.E/ B. Tech paper of JEE Main 2020. All the 3 sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics will have 25 questions each. Out of which there will be 20 MCQs and 5 Numeric Value based questions. Candidates should note that there will be no negative marking in the case of Numeric value answer based questions, for incorrect responses or unattempted questions.

Ques. What are the changes in B. Arch paper pattern in JEE Main 2020?

Ans. There will be separate papers for B. Arch and B. Planning this year. B. Arch paper will be of 400 marks in total consisting of 77 questions. The marks and question distribution of B. Arch Paper JEE Main 2020 is as follows:

  • Part I- Mathematics: 25 Questions of 100 marks (Out of 25 Questions, there will be 20 MCQs and 5 Numerical Value Based Questions)
  • Part II- Aptitude: 50 MCQs of 200 marks
  • Part III- Drawing: 2 Questions of 100 marks

Marking Scheme: MCQs will fetch 4 marks for every correct response and I mark will be deducted for every incorrect response. Numerical Value questions will have no negative marking. Drawing questions will be marked as per the drawing skills of the candidate.

Ques. Can I apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning papers?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for both B. Arch and B. Planning papers. Your exam duration will be of 3 hours 30 minutes in such a case. 

Ques. I am from commerce, Can I sit for the B. Planning paper?

Ans. As per the B. Planning eligibility criteria, candidate of any stream who has passed 12th /qualifying examination with 50 % marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination is eligible to apply. Candidates who have passed class 12th  / equivalent examination in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE Main 2020.

Ques. What is the marking scheme for questions which have to be answered by a numerical value?

Ans. Like MCQs, Numerical value based questions will fetch 4 marks for every correct response. However, there will be no negative marking for incorrect responses in such cases.

Ques. Has the time duration of the exam also changed with the change in the number of questions and marks?

Ans. No, the time duration for all the 3 papers – B.E/ B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers will remain of 3 hours. However if one wishes to take both B. Arch and B. Planning papers, the duration will be of 3 hours 30 minutes.

Ques. Can we carry our own calculator at the exam center or we will be provided online calculator?

Ans. No calculator will be allowed to carry at the exam center and there will not be any online calculator. All of the calculations have to be done on the rough sheet.

Ques. What will be the level of difficulty for JEE Main 2020 exam?

Ans. There are high chances of the moderately high level of difficulty for JEE Main 2020 exam due to its high competency level.

Ques. What will be the mode of language in JEE Main Paper 1?

Ans. JEE Main Paper 1 will be available in both English and Hindi languages. However, for the exam centres chosen in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the paper will also be available in Gujarati language.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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9 Comments
Prudhviraj Krosuru

how much percentile is required for jee mains 2020 for GEN-EWS ccategory

26 Sep, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

As reservation in this category has been introduced for the first time, it is difficult to predict the cut off for the same. Moreover, cut off marks for a specific category will get released only after the declaration of the result.

26 Sep, 2019 11:47
Ritik Raj

What is the exact meaning of numeric value questions, Does it means that I have to answer upto 4-5 decimal place or I have to answer in integer 0-9

10 Sep, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ritik, numeric value questions means the answer to be marked must be in integer form. However, if in the options, decimal value is given which is same as the value you have got, then obviously you will go for that decimal-valued option.

10 Sep, 2019 12:09
Dr geeta gupta

Is there any provision for single girl child of physically challenged parents? please reply via email.

27 Aug, 2019 16:39
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Geeta, you must contact the exam authorities to know the relevant policy if any.

27 Aug, 2019 18:00
Durgadevi

I want to know the candidates is must to write the both main and advance J.E.E Exam is necessary are not

26 Aug, 2019 00:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Durgadevi, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission. As some of the universities accept JEE Main score alone while others also demand for JEE Advance score.

26 Aug, 2019 12:37
Satyam Purwar

The upper age limit of JEE Advanced is not visible. Did anyone changed eligibility for JEE Main 2020?

01 Apr, 2019 15:49
Komal Chawla

Hi Satyam, It is expected that NTA will remove the upper age limit of 25 years for Main but it cannot be confirmed as no official notice has been released.

01 Apr, 2019 15:59
Sakshi Sanan

My JEE Main score is going to be an average of both the attempts or not ?

01 Apr, 2019 15:39
Komal Chawla

Hi Sakshi, No, NTA will use the better of the two scores to finalize your rank in the Merit list.

01 Apr, 2019 16:00
Ritika kapoor

Sir... me 2non medical ki student hu mene form to bhr diya h but paper kaha or kese dena h

02 Mar, 2019 19:30
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ritika, get to know about the JEE Main Exam from here.

02 Mar, 2019 20:28
Suraj Arun Dhiwar

how much fees SC cast for BE computer engineering and admission process.

08 Aug, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Suraj, It is depends Upon the College that How Much, with Fee Criteria.

08 Aug, 2018 10:52
sushma

how much time is given for drawing in jee paper 2?

31 Mar, 2017 00:20
Admin

Hi Sushma, to get details on JEE Main Paper 2, please find the link http://exams.collegedunia.com/news/e-301-jee-main-2017-paper-2-b-archb-plan

31 Mar, 2017 11:53

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