JEE Main 2020 Physics Pattern, Marking Scheme and Weightage of Topics

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    NTA has announced that JEE Main 2020 April session will be held from July 18 to 23, 2020. JEE Main B.E/B.Tech paper will have a total of 75 questions out of which 25 questions will be asked from the physics section. This year a new change has been introduced in the exam pattern i.e. 5 questions from each section will be Numeric Value questions. These questions will have no options and candidates have to enter their answer whereas in MCQs candidates will get 4 options.

    • The syllabus of physics is based on topics of Class XI and XII. Check JEE Main Physics Syllabus
    • JEE Main Physics paper or section contributes a total of 100 marks. 
    • The paper will be conducted in an online mode for 3 hours. 
     

    Most of the candidates consider JEE Main Physics to be a difficult but scoring section. Before appearing for the exam, you must have an idea about the type of questions, difficulty level, weightage of sections, etc so that you can prepare well for the exam. Candidates are advised to read the article carefully to get valuable information.

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    Highlights of JEE Main Physics Pattern

    • Total number of questions asked from the Physics section is 25.
    • Out of 25 questions, there will be 20 MCQs having 4 options each with only 1 correct option.
    • Remaining 5 questions will be Non-MCQs with numerical value as an answer.
    • 4 Marks will be awarded to correct answer and 1 Mark will be deducted for incorrect answers. 
    • In the case of Non-MCQ questions, no negative marking will be there. 
    Mode of ExaminationOnline
    Total Number of Questions in Physics25
    Type of QuestionsMCQ and Non-MCQs
    Marking SchemeCorrect Answer +4
    Negative MarkingIncorrect Answer -1 No Negative Marking for Non-MCQs
    Medium of PaperEnglish, Hindi, Gujarati

    Why is the knowledge of Exam Pattern is Important?

    The exam pattern provides information about time duration, type & number of questions that candidates will be asked in the examination. You will also get an idea about the section-wise weightage, and the marks allotted to each topic that will be assessed. Therefore, a knowledge of the paper pattern could be very beneficial because you can space out your study time for each topic and section according to the allotted marks. Quite obviously, the most important sections with the highest weightage of marks will require more preparation. 

    Candidates can also solve the mock test and previous year papers to get a much better idea about the exam pattern, important topics and their weightage, and much more. 

    Check JEE Main 2020 Mock Test


    Details of JEE Main Physics Pattern

    Details of JEE Main Physics Pattern

    • Time Duration: The total time duration to complete all the 3 sections i.e Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics is 3 hours. For candidates with a 40% disability, the total time duration is 4 hours.
    • Nature of Questions: There will be two types of questions in JEE Main Physics paper. The first type is MCQs and the second type is Non-MCQ or Numeric Value questions.
    • Total Number of Questions: There will be a total of 25 questions from each section in JEE Main 2020. Out of 25 questions, there will be 20 MCQs, and the remaining 5 questions will be Non-MCQs with numerical value as an answer.
    • Marking Scheme: For every correct answer either MCQ or Numeric Value Question, +4 Marks will be awarded.
    • Negative Marking: For every incorrect answer -1 Mark will be deducted but there will be no negative marking for Numeric Value answers.
    • Language of Paper: Hindi, English, and Gujarati. Candidates can opt for question papers either in English or Hindi Language. This choice will be provided to all the candidates. Other language options i.e Gujarati is only available for candidates of Gujarat, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
    • Total Marks: The total marks for the Physics section is 100 and the overall JEE Main 2020 B.Tech paper is of 300 marks. 
    • Total Number of Sections: There will be 3 sections in JEE Main 2020 i.e Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

    Marking Scheme of JEE Main Physics

    Marking Scheme of JEE Main Physics

    Overall Marking Scheme

    SubjectsMaximum QuestionsMaximum Marks
    Physics25100
    Chemistry25100
    Mathematics25100
    Total75 questions300 marks

    Marking Scheme

    Type of questionNegative marking for wrong answerMarking for correct answer
    MCQs-1 Mark+4 Marks
    Numeric Value QuestionsNo negative marking +4 Marks

    Know More JEE Main B.E/B.Tech Exam Pattern


    Nature of JEE Main Physics Questions

    Nature of JEE Main Physics Questions

    In JEE Main 2020, there will be two types of questions in the paper. The first type is MCQs and the second type is Non-MCQ or Numeric Value questions. 

    • Multiple Choice Questions: In MCQs, candidates will get 4 options to answer the question. Candidates have to select one correct answer. 
    • Numeric Value or Non-MCQs: In Numeric Value questions there will be no options provided and candidates have to enter their answer either in integer or decimal value.
    • Formula Based Questions: In JEE Main Physics paper some of the questions will be directly based on formulas. By applying the formula candidates can get the right answer. Such questions do not require lengthy calculations and can be easily & quickly. 
    • Based on Facts or Laws: The questions based on facts or laws are asked in the examination. Such questions can only be answered by those candidates who have good knowledge of all the laws of physics and its applications. 

    Important Topics in JEE Main Physics

    Important Topics in JEE Main Physics

    To make it easy for candidates we have divided the major topics into various categories. Candidates can check below to know more:

    Category 1: Very Important Topics - Candidates must practice these topics on a regular basis to improve their knowledge, speed, and accuracy to score higher.

    • Center of Mass, Momentum, and Collision
    • Rotational Dynamics
    • Simple Harmonic Motion
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Bernoulli’s Principle
    • Wave Motion and String Waves
    • Magnetism
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
    • Nuclear Physics
    • Modern Physics

    Category 2: Easy to Score - These topics are easy to score and can be solved by using direct formulas. Candidates must revise these topics and give them equal importance as they give to other topics. 

    • Work, Energy, and Power
    • Electrostatics
    • Wave Optics
    • Ray Optics
    • Current Electricity

    Category 3: Basic Topics - Candidates must have in-depth knowledge of the basic topics so that they can easily solve those topics or questions which are based on these topics. Candidates should not ignore basic topics such as:

    • Unit and Dimensions
    • Vectors
    • Measurement of Errors

    Check Detailed JEE Main 2020 Physics Syllabus


    Weightage of Topics in JEE Main Physics

    Weightage of Topics in JEE Main Physics

    The weightage of topics or sections could vary every year therefore based on the trends of previous years the topics wise weightage is mentioned in the table below:

    TopicsNo of QuestionsMarks
    Modern Physics520
    Heat and Thermodynamics312
    Optics312
    Current Electricity312
    Electrostatics312
    Magnetics28
    Unit, Dimension, and Vector14
    Kinematics14
    Laws of motion14
    Work, Power, and Energy14
    Centre Of Mass, Impulse, and Momentum14
    Rotation14
    Gravitation14
    Simple Harmonic Motion14
    Solids and Fluids14
    Waves14
    Electromagnetics Induction14

    Sample Questions from JEE Main Physics

    Sample Questions from JEE Main Physics Important Topics

    Sample Question from Electromagnetism: A circular loop of radius R, carrying current I, lies in the x-y plane with its center at the origin. Through the x-y plane, what is the total magnetic flux?

    1. directly proportional to I
    2. directly proportional to R
    3. inversely proportional to R
    4. zero

    Ans. (2)

    Sample Question from Mechanics: When a large bubble rises from the bottom of a lake to the surface. Its radius doubles. If atmospheric pressure is equal to that of the column of water height H, then the depth of the lake is _______?

    1. 8H
    2. 7H
    3. H
    4. 2H

    Ans. (2)

    Sample Question from Modern Physics: The half-life of radioactive radon is 3.8 days. Calculate the time at the end of which (l/20)th of the radon sample remain undecayed is ___________? Also given that log10e= 0.4343

    1. 8 day
    2. 16.5 day
    3. 33 day
    4. 76 day

    Ans. (2)

    Sample Question from Heat and Thermodynamics: The average translational kinetic energy and the root mean square speed of molecules in a sample of oxygen gas at 300 K are 6.21 x 10-21J and 484 m/s respectively. Assuming ideal gas behavior the corresponding values at 600 K are nearly _______? 

    1. 12.42 x10-21J,968 m/s
    2. 8.78 x 10-21 J,684 m/s
    3. 6.21 x 10-21 J,968 m/s
    4. 12.42 x 10-21J,684 m/s

    Ans. (4)


    How to Prepare for JEE Main Physics Paper?

    How to Prepare for JEE Main 2020 Physics Paper?

    Start your Preparation from Notes

    Candidates are advised to refer to their Class XI and XII notes so that they can understand the basics of the topics and preparer well for the exam. The syllabus of JEE Main 2020 Physics will be based on the syllabus of these two classes so you can refer to the books and notes of the same. But still, if anyone had lost their notes then can click on the links provided below:

    JEE Main Physics Study MaterialReference Link
    JEE Main Physics Notes (Part I)Click Here
    JEE Main Physics Notes (Part II)Click Here

    Attend Content-Based Lectures by NTA

    Candidates can also refer to the Content-Based Lecture provided by NTA at their official website. You can follow these steps to attend these lectures by IITians:

    • Visit the NTA website.
    • Click on the “Students” tab or buttons.
    • There you have to click on the option “Content-Based Lectures”.
    • A new window will appear where you have to select the subject.
    • After that, you can watch the lectures online.

    Direct Link for Content-based Lectures by NTA

    Appear for Mock Test

    Candidates must start taking the mock tests one month before the exam. This way you can judge the level of your performance. Candidates are advised to take 10-15 mock tests so that you can work on your speed and accuracy level of answering the questions. Since less than 40 days are left for the exam so this is the right time to incorporate mock tests in your preparation plan. 

    • You can appear for mock tests provided by NTA at their official website. 
    • Candidates can also register for mock tests provided by BIE Telangana.
    • By taking these mock tests you can observe your weak and strong areas and you can start working on weak areas of topics immediately. 

    Read More JEE Main 2020 Mock Test

    Solve Previous Year Question Papers

    Previous year question papers are also very to clear the concepts and basics. Solving previous year papers daily will help to observe the change in trends of questions and you can also check the level of difficulty. While solving the paper if stuck again and again at some particular types of questions then you can focus more on improving that part or else you can leave that section so that you can focus on other topics. 

    Download Previous Year JEE Main Practice Paper

    Question Bank by Gujarat Board

    The Gujarat state board has released a Question Bank for the candidates who are planning to appear for JEE Main, NEET, and GUJCET. The question banks have been released for all the subjects included in the syllabus of JEE Main 2020 i.e Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

    • The question banks are available in Gujarati and English language. 
    • Candidates can download the question banks by visiting the official website of the Gujarat Board. 
    • The question bank is further divided based on chapters of each subject along with a combined PDF of solution.

    Check Gujarat Board JEE Main Question Bank


    Important Instruction for Candidates

    • Candidates must report to the venue of examination 60 minutes before the scheduled time of examination.
    • Candidates will be permitted to start reading the instructions for the examination 20 minutes before the scheduled time of examination.
    • Rough Sheets will be available for rough work. Candidates will have to write their names and registration numbers on these sheets before beginning any rough work. These sheets are to be returned to the invigilator after the examination.
    • Mobile phones, personal calculators, or other electronic devices will not be permitted in the examination hall.
    • No papers, charts, or tables must be brought to the examination hall.
    • JEE Main 2020 Admit Card must be brought to the examination center for verification with a minimum of one original and valid photo identification proof (Aadhar Card, Passport, College ID, PAN Card, Driver’s License, Voter ID, or Employer ID).
    • Admit Card will be considered valid only if the candidate’s signature and photograph are clearly visible.
    • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination hall in between the exam.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question: Are there any changes in JEE Main 2020 Physics Pattern?

    Ans. Yes. The major changes in JEE Main 2020 Physics Pattern are that now candidates will have to attempt 25 questions. Out of these 25 questions, there will be 20 MCQs, and the remaining 5 questions will be Non-MCQs with numerical value as an answer. Candidates will get 4 options in multiple-choice questions whereas in numeric value questions no option will be provided. 

    Question: What is the marking scheme of JEE Main 2020 Physics paper?

    Ans. For every correct answer either MCQ or Numeric Value Question, +4 Marks will be awarded, and for every incorrect answer -1 Mark will be deducted but there will be no negative marking for Numeric Value answers. Candidates can also refer to the table for better understanding. 

    Type of questionNegative marking for wrong answerMarking for correct answer
    MCQs-1 Mark+4 Marks
    Numeric Value QuestionsNo negative marking +4 Marks

    Question: What are the best books for JEE Main 2020 Physics paper preparation?

    Ans. Candidates can refer to their Class XI and XII books or notes because the syllabus is based on topics from these 2 classes. Other than that you can also refer to the following books:

    • Concepts of Physics Vol I and II - By HC Verma 
    • Fundamentals of Physics - By Halliday, Resnick, and Walker 
    • Concepts of Modern Physics - By Arthur Beiser, Shobhit Mahajan, S. Rai Choudhury 
    • Feynman Lectures on Physics - By R.P. Feynman

    Question: Can I carry a calculator in JEE Main 2020 to do calculations for Non-MCQ questions?

    Ans. No. Candidates are allowed to carry a calculator in the examination hall. Mobile phones, personal calculators, or other electronic devices will not be permitted in the examination hall. Rough Sheets will be available for rough work. Candidates will have to write their names and registration numbers on these sheets before beginning any rough work. These sheets are to be returned to the invigilator after the examination.

    Question: What will be the level of difficulty of JEE Main 2020 Physics paper?

    Ans. As per the test takes of previous years, the difficulty level of JEE Main physics paper is moderate. To make it clear we have created a table based on the trend of previous years. 

    SectionsToughMediumEasy
    Physics2716

    *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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