JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis (B.E/B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning Papers) and Trends

    Karishma Khatri Karishma Khatri
    Exams Prep Master

    JEE Main 2020 January session was conducted between 6 – 9, 2020. Candidates can check JEE Main Paper Analysis for B.E/ B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers for all the shifts of January 2020 session and previous year papers here. JEE Main Paper Analysis shall highlight the difficulty level of the paper, section-wise analysis as per different slots, most asked topics, kind of questions asked etc. 

    Awareness of the Exam Pattern based on past trends enables a preparation in the right direction, which is a must in the highly competitive examination like JEE Main. Also Read JEE Main Exam Pattern (Revised)

    Latest: To Check JEE Main 2020 January Session Answer Key – Click Here

    JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis

    JEE Main 2020 for January session has been concluded. For candidates appearing in the JEE Main 2020 April session, JEE Main Paper analysis will prove to be highly useful in order to know what to expect from the exam since a lot changes were made in the JEE Main exam pattern this year. NTA shall also release the JEE Main Answer Key soon. JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 will include a detailed analysis of the question paper. Candidates appearing for the next session must utilize this for a productive preparation. The overall analysis of JEE Main 2020 January B.E/ B.Tech Paper is tabulated below:

    SubjectEasy LevelMedium LevelDifficult Level
    No. of QuestionsTotal MarksNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksClass 11Class 12
    Chemistry1144145644%56%
    Mathematics1144145644%56%
    Physics1248135248%52%
    Grand Total341364116445.33%54.67%

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    JEE Main 2020 Jan 9 Analysis

    JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 9 (Morning Shift) Paper Analysis

    January 9, 2020 was the last day for JEE Main 2020 January session, morning shift B.E/ B. Tech paper was successfully conducted between 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM.

    • Physics section was found to be the toughest by the test takers, with a lot of formula based questions.
    • Mathematics as per candidates was easy in terms of difficulty level but it was time consuming and thus attempting the desired number of questions over all in paper was challenging.
    • Chemistry questions were mostly from NCERT with some tricky portions. 
    • There were 4-5 questions in Mathematics from Calculus.
    • Most asked topics in Physics were Thermodynamics, modern physics, resistance and fluids. 
    • Chemistry had questions from Coordination compounds. There were about 6-8 questions from inorganic chemistry with a majority of questions from organic chemistry.

    JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 9 (Afternoon Shift) Paper Analysis

    B.E/ B.Tech paper on January 9, 2020 afternoon session was the last paper of January 2020 session. Afternoon paper was similar to the same day morning shift paper in terms of level of difficulty with physics being the toughest section.

    • Chemistry once again was observed to be the easiest section. A majority of  Organic chemistry questions were from the exercises given in NCERT.
    • Mathematics was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level with high weightage given to class XII syllabus.
    • Physics was the most difficult section, and as per test takers more weightage was given to class XI syllabus in the physics section.
    • Most asked questions in mathematics were Vector, 3D, Probability, AP etc. Centre of mass and moment of inertia are some of the topics asked in Physics. 
    • Numerical value based questions were conceptual and easy to solve, if candidates had a clear conceptual base. 
    JEE Main 2020 Jan 8 Analysis

    JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 8 (Morning Shift) Paper Analysis

    B.E/ B.Tech paper on January 8, 2020 was conducted as per schedule, despite of the Bharat Bandh strike. Candidates were advised to start early for the exam centers as finding transportation could have been an issue in the morning. Question paper was seen as of moderate difficulty level with mathematics being the most time consuming section.

    • Numerical value based questions for mathematics were found easy by the candidates, however most of the candidates suggest that test takers should save 90 minutes for the maths section as attempting the desired number of questions can be challenging.
    • Question paper was fairly spread put over the syllabus of Class XI and XII. For physics, some test takers had the opinion that class XII syllabus was given more weightage. 
    • Chemistry section which is generally found easy in terms of difficulty level was surprisingly tough this time. Candidates weren’t expecting a lot of questions from inorganic chemistry, but there was a fair amount from the same. 
    • A specific question from chemistry was from environmental chemistry regarding greenhouse gases. There were 2-3 questions from ionization enthalpy.
    • Mathematics had questions from Matrix and Determinants, Vector and 3D, Arithmetic Progression, Parabola, Calculus, Conic sections etc.

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    JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 8 (Afternoon Shift) Paper Analysis

    JEE Main afternoon shift on January 8, 2020 was conducted as per schedule between 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. Paper Analysis for the same is as follows:

    • Physics was seen as the toughest section by a majority of the test takers, with more of conceptual questions.
    • Chemistry was a relieving section as most of the chemistry section was from NCERT, and thus was not very time taking for candidates.
    • Candidates complained about not being able to solve the desired number of questions in mathematics. The section was of a moderate difficulty level but very time-consuming.
    • Candidates pointed out that class XI course was given more importance in mathematics. 
    • Numerical Value based questions were overall easy in terms of level of difficulty.
    • Physics section had a lot of questions from electromagnetism. Chemistry section was dominated by organic chemistry questions. 
    JEE Main 2020 Jan 7 Analysis

    JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 7 (Morning Shift) Paper Analysis

    JEE Main 2020 January Session commenced on January 6, 2020. B.E/B. Tech papers are scheduled for January 7-9, 2020. Morning shift on January 7 concluded between 9.30 PM to 12.30 PM. B.E/ B. Tech paper is divided into three sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 

    • Chemistry was observed as the easiest section out of all 3 sections. Some candidates found maths and others found physics to be the toughest.
    • Paper was seen as easier than last year’s JEE Main Question Papers.
    • Numerical value based questions were of a moderate difficulty level.
    • Some questions in mathematics were very high in terms of difficulty level and the section as a whole was found to be time consuming.
    • Most asked topics in Mathematics were Parabola, quadratic equations, circles, probability, permutation and combination etc. Questions from calculus were high in terms of difficulty level. 
    • Most asked questions in Chemistry were quantum numbers, chemical bonds etc. 
    • Wave optics, projectile, resistance, magnetic field, modern physics etc were the most asked topics in Physics.

    JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 7 (Afternoon Shift) Paper Analysis

    The timings for the afternoon shift were 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. B.E/ B. Tech paper was again described as easier when compared with the previous year JEE Main Question Papers. 

    • Physics was described as the toughest section conceptually. Mathematics was also high in terms of difficulty level and time-consuming at the same time, since most of the questions were from NCERT in chemistry, it was scaled easy in terms of difficulty level by the candidates.
    • Class XI and XII syllabus was distributed in a balanced way across the paper. However, mathematics section had more questions from Class XII syllabus.
    • Numerical value-based questions were tough for physics and easy for chemistry. But it got challenging to attempt these questions in mathematics as the section was lengthy and therefore time-consuming.
    • Mathematics had 3-4 questions from integrations and as shared by test takers, they were all easy to attempt. Probability questions in maths were also easy. 
    • Weightage of organic chemistry was more in this year’s paper in comparison to the last year. Whereas, there were just 2-3 questions from inorganic chemistry.
    • There were a couple of questions from Newton’s law of cooling. 
    JEE Main 2020 Jan 6 Analysis

    JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 6 (Morning Shift) Paper Analysis

    The morning shift of JEE Main 2020 January session successfully commenced on January 6, 2020. 1,38,409 candidates have registered for B. Arch paper and 59,003 have registered for B. Planning paper. B.Arch and B. Planning papers are being conducted in two shifts on January 6, 2020. As per the initial reactions of the candidates, mathematics section was found to be the toughest. Detailed JEE Main Paper Analysis is as follows:

    JEE Main B. Arch Paper Mathematics

    Candidates found the mathematics section to be high in terms of difficulty level. Questions were asked from both, maths syllabus of XI and XII. However, as per a lot of test takers, there was more weightage to class XI syllabus in mathematics. Most asked topics were 3D coordinate geometry, distance, etc. There were fewer questions from integration and differentiation. 

    JEE Main B. Arch Paper Drawing

    Candidates had to answer 2 questions in the drawing section. The second question had 3 choices out of which, one had to be attempted by the candidate. Questions were based on topics like cylinder, school playground, gymnast, grandparents' face etc. Overall the drawing section was found to be difficult by most of the test takers.

    JEE Main B. Arch Aptitude

    In comparison to the mathematics and drawing sections, aptitude section was found to be comparatively easier by the test takers. Mirror image, 3D figures were some of the asked topics. Some specific questions from the Aptitude section were regarding the location of the Konark temple, correct size of a door, texture of a mirror etc.

    JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 6 (Afternoon Shift) Paper Analysis

    JEE Main afternoon shift is scheduled between 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. For candidates taking both B. Arch and B. Planning, the exam will end at 6.00 PM. As expected, candidates found the mathematics section to be the toughest. Planning section was introduced for the first time and a majority of candidates found it easy.

    Difficulty Level Analysis of JEE Main 2020

    Difficulty Level Analysis of JEE Main 2020 January Session

    A basic distribultion of number of questions in terms of difficulty level of B.E/ B. Tech paper of JEE Main January session is tabulated below:

    SectionsToughMediumEasy
    Chemistry41110
    Mathematics21013
    Physics2716

    Distribultion of marks in terms of difficulty level of B.E/ B. Tech paper of JEE Main January session 2020 is tabulated below: 

    SectionsToughMediumEasy
    Chemistry164440
    Mathematics84052
    Physics82864

    JEE Main Paper Analysis 2019

    JEE Main 2019 Paper I Analysis

    A total of 9,58,619 students had registered for JEE Main 2019. However, more than 15% students dropped out from Paper 2. A total of 42,968 students availed the EWS reservation. All sections were conducted in online computer-based mode.

    JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 12 – Evening Shift)

    • Chemistry section for most of the test takers was the easiest out of all the 3. Organic chemistry occupied a considerable position in the questions. 
    • Physics questions were time-consuming and considered the toughest out of all the sections. Most of the questions were formula based, with less weightage to the theoretical bit. 
    • Complex numbers and coordinate geometry were some of the highlights of the mathematics paper.
    • Question paper was fairly distributed covering most of the syllabus. 

    JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 12 – Morning Shift)

    • Difficulty level for morning shift was considered moderate.
    • Physics retained the tag of being the toughest among all the sections, most of the questions as expected were formula based.
    • A considerable number of questions in the mathematics section were from Calculus, the section was observed as lengthy by test takers.
    • Chemistry was a scoring paper with direct questions from NCERT Books of class 11 and 12.

    Note: There was no exam on April 11 due to general elections in 20 states.

    JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 10 – Morning Shift)

    • Physics was once again the toughest paper, rotational mechanics and dynamics were one of the few highlighted topics in JEE Main Question Paper.
    • Mathematics paper was of moderate difficulty level, compromising of most of the questions were from integration and circles. 
    • Following the previous year trends, chemistry was again observed as the easiest out of the 3 sections. 
    • Experts have predicted the cut off for common rank list to be between 70 – 75.  

    JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 10 – Evening Shift)

    • This slot paper was easier than the paper sets of previous slots.
    • Mathematics paper was comparatively softer to the students.
    • While Physics challenged their aptitude by various application-based questions.
    • Chemistry was easy, However, overall exam was lengthy.

    JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 9 – Morning Shift) 

    • Students referred to the overall paper as moderate to difficult.
    • There are mixed reactions for Chemistry paper. Some found it tougher than expected while others said it was easy as direct questions were asked from NCERT books.
    • Physics paper majorly followed NCERT syllabus and was lengthy.
    • Mathematics paper had moderate difficulty level with some tricky questions. 

    JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 9 – Evening Shift)

    • Following the exam trend, experts say that students should start the paper with Chemistry section to manage the time well.
    • A student said that Mathematics was the toughest, lengthy and time-consuming section having questions from Calculus and Trigonometry.
    • At the same time, Physics had a high complexity level with many application-based questions.   

    JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 8 – Morning Shift)

    • In shift 2, Mathematics surpassed the difficulty level of Physics paper.
    • Physics was moderate but a time-consuming paper, magnetics was an important topic in the paper.
    • Chemistry section was again the easiest section with direct questions from the book.

    JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 8 – Evening Shift)​

    • Mathematics was moderate to difficult paper with a few repeated questions from previous year question papers.  
    • Physic paper had most number of questions from Mechanics and Electrostatic and Magnetism topis.
    • Chemistry section: As expected by students, Chemistry was the easiest paper among the three as it had 5 to 6 direct questions from class 11 and 12 NCERT Books.

    JEE Main 2019 Paper II Analysis

    JEE Main Paper 2 was conducted on April 7, 2019 in two shifts. A total of 1,80,052 candidates registered for the paper.

    • Mathematics and General Aptitude section were conducted in CBT mode.
    • Drawing Test was conducted in Pen-Paper mode. Check JEE Main Exam Pattern
    • Candidates did not face any technical glitches.
    • Mathematics section: Quesions from Calculus dominated this section, no question was similar to January paper. Test takers had mixed reactions as some found this paper difficult while others said it was expected. 
    • General Aptitude section: Tricky questions on identifying the top view, front view of 3D objects and shapes were asked. Also, there were 10 – 15 questions on GK like full form of ISRO or NASA and also location of places with architectural importance.
    • Drawing section: the difficulty level was easy according to students.
      • In first question, students were asked to make something out of a cube with their creativity and imagination.
      • In the second question, they were given a flower which had to be replicated. 
      • While in the third question, students had to draw a rear view of professor teaching a class of students.

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    JEE Main Paper Analysis 2018

    JEE Main 2018 Paper Analysis

    JEE Main offline and online exam was successfully conducted in 2 shifts in India and abroad on April 8 & 15 respectively. The paper analysis intends to help candidates understand what the academia thinks of the question paper. At the JEE Main exam center, metal detectors were used to ensure candidates were not carrying any unfair material. The candidates were even asked to remove their belt and shoes. Check the analysis of JEE Main Paper 1 below-

    • JEE Main 2018 Paper was tougher than JEE Main 2017.
    • The most difficult section in the exam was Physics. Candidates had a tough time to solve few of the questions. 
    • Easiest of all was Chemistry section. Candidates did not have to think out of the box to solve it. Many of the questions were direct.
    • Mathematics section was moderate in level of difficulty. But many students found Mathematics as tough and a lengthy paper.
    • This time, the distribution of questions from class 11 was comparatively higher than class 12 for Mathematics.
    • Topics that were found easy: Integration, Conic Sections, Semi-Conductor, Optics.
    • Electrodynamics and Mechanics flooded the questions in Physics.

    JEE Main 2017 Paper Analysis

    • JEE Main 2017 was conducted on April 2 for offline mode and April 8 & 9 for online mode.
    • Paper 1 had 90 questions distributed equally among 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 
    • Candidates with good preparation found the exam to be of moderate difficulty.
    • The difficulty level of Mathematics was maximum followed by Physics and Chemistry.
    • All the questions were framed as per JEE Main Syllabus prescribed by CBSE.
    • 4 marks were awarded for every correct answer while 1 mark was deducted for each incorrect response.

    The complete paper analysis of JEE Main 2017, along with JEE Main weightage is mentioned below.

    JEE Main Paper Analysis, JEE Main Chemistry wise weightage

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    JEE Main 2017 Trend Analysis

    The number of candidates who appear for JEE Main has increased exponentially. Total 11.21 lakh candidates appeared for JEE Main 2017, 73% of which were male and rest 27% were female.

    • From JEE Main 2017 Question Paper Analysis, we infer that the questions asked were quite similar to the questions asked in JEE Main 2016.
    • Most of the questions asked were time-consuming, making the paper lengthy.
    • Mathematics section was the most tricky, followed by Physics and Chemistry.
    • The overall difficulty level of JEE Main 2017 was moderate.
    • More questions were asked from Class XII CBSE Syllabus than Class XI.

    JEE Main 2017- Physics Analysis

    • In Physics, Modern Physics had maximum weightage with 24 marks.
    • Physics section was easier than that in JEE Main 2016.
    • However moderately difficult, the section was lengthier.
    • Students who focused on more numerical based questions than application based were at an advantage as more numercials were asked in this section.
    • 19 questions were asked from Class XII syllabus and 11 from Class XI.

    Here is a chapter-wise analysis of the section over the years:

    Topic201220132014201520162017
    Units, Dimensions, Errors, Experiments212121
    Kinematics211101
    New ton's Laws and Friction111101
    Work, Power & Energy101021
    System of Particles111210
    Gravitation, Rotational Mechanics122223
    Properties of Matter214101
    SHM, Oscillations111111
    Mechanical Waves and Sound111120
    Ray Optics, Wave Optics343333
    Heat and Thermodynamics332334
    Electrostatics232322
    Current Electricity231224
    Magnetism, Magnetic effects of current322321
    EMI, AC and EM waves and Communication123432
    Modern Physics443255
    Total303030303030

    JEE Main 2017- Chemistry Analysis

    • This section was considered to be the easiest among all the three sections.
    • In Chemistry, the maximum questions were asked from Organic Chemistry – 8 questions, for a total of 32 marks.
    • It wasn’t lengthy as more theory based questions were asked which made it easy and quick to solve.
    • 17 questions were asked from Class XII while 13 were from Class XI syllabus.

    Here is a chapter-wise analysis of the section over the years:

    Topic201220132014201520162017
    Atomic Structure and Classification232212
    Chemical Bonding242111
    Stoichiometry130112
    States of Matter223111
    Chemical & Ionic Equilibrium210111
    Chemical Kinetics & Nuclear Chemistry111111
    Chemical Thermodynamics111112
    Solutions101111
    Electrochemistry113111
    General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-I543363
    Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-II313204
    Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-III122112
    Chemistry of Representative Elements325764
    Transition Elements121321
    Coordination Compounds & Organometallics211121
    Surface Chemistry110011
    Biomolecules112332
    Total303030303030

    JEE Main 2017- Mathematics Analysis

    • This section, however easier than the previous year, was considered to be the most difficult one due to lengthy and time-consuming problems. 
    • In Mathematics, Coordinate Geometry and Differential Calculus both had 5 questions each.
    • 20 questions were asked from Class XII and 10 from Class XI syllabus.

    Here is a chapter-wise analysis of the section over the years:

    Topic201220132014201520162017
    Sets, Relations and Functions112111
    Limits, Continuity & Differentiability121322
    Application of Derivatives232122
    Indefinite and Definite Integrals & Area under the Curve333333
    Cartesian coordinates & Straight Line222211
    Circles111121
    Conics222222
    Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, Progressions334333
    Complex Numbers111111
    Binomial Theorem, Exponential & Logarithmic Series111111
    Permutation & Combination210111
    Probability111113
    Vectors211111
    3-D Coordinate Geometry222222
    Differential Equations & Properties of Triangles111111
    Trigonometry and Inverse Circular Function111111
    Heights and Distances001111
    Matrices & Determinants222222
    Mathematical Logic111111
    Statics & Dynamics000000
    Statistics111110
    Total303030303030

    *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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    Dharmender Verma

    I want previous years solved question papers of b.arch.Please help.Thanks

    09 Apr, 2020 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Dharmender, you can check previous years' sample papers from here: Practice Papers

    09 Apr, 2020 01:22
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    dilip kumar

    i need chpterwise graphical analysis of jee mains past years

    05 Oct, 2019 00:20
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    Ruchi garg

    What should we carry for Exam along with admitting card?

    18 Mar, 2019 16:41
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    Komal Chawla

    Hi Ruchi, Carry a valid ID proof (Voter ID Card / Aadhaar Card) with your admit card at the exam center. Without it, students will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

    18 Mar, 2019 18:10
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    Ankit Raj

    nice

    08 Nov, 2017 00:20
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    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Ankit, Thank you.. hope you got correct information.

    14 May, 2018 15:02
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    Varun sai reddy

    What about the chapter wieghtage and the level of jee main paper 2 of math section? What are the average marks allotted for candidate in drawing section of jee main paper 2?

    01 Apr, 2017 00:20
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    Admin

    Hi Varun, to get all 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

    01 Apr, 2017 18:13
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    subbaalakshmi

    how to prepare for jeemain now quickly

    29 Mar, 2017 00:20
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    29 Mar, 2017 12:03
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    MEDA VENKATA AJITH

    IN WHICH TOPICS JEE MAINS QUESTIONS ARE ASKED IN EXAM PAPER AND HOW TO READ THE CONCEPT FROM BASICS OF THAT SYLLABUS IN 5 DAYS.BUT I NEED ONLY PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY.I WILL THANK YOU VERY MUCH IF YOU RESPOND FOR THIS MESSAGE.

    26 Mar, 2017 00:20
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    28 Mar, 2017 14:39
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    Shreyansh Pagaria

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    06 Mar, 2017 11:59
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