JEE Main 2020 B. Planning Exam Pattern, Paper Analysis, Answer Keys

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    The race for JEE Main 2020 has begun from today. The exam shift for B. Planning Paper is 2.30 – 5.30 PM. Candidates who wish to sit for both B. Arch and B. Planning Paper have to appear for an exam of 3 hours 30 minutes. From a total of 11,18,673 registered candidates, 59,003 have registered for B. Planning. 

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    Major changes have been introduced in JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern from this year. JEE Main 2020  will be conducted in 3 papers instead of 2 papers. Now B. Arch and B. Planning will be conducted separately, as Paper II and Paper III, respectively. B.Planning paper will be of 400 marks with a total of 100 questions.

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    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. Download JEE Main Sample Papers

    The medium of paper will be English and Hindi (All Centre Cities), English, Hindi and Gujarati (Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli). 

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    JEE Main 2020 Paper 2 Exam Dates

    NTA has announced the schedule for JEE Main 2020 online and offline examination. Check the table below:

    EventsJanuary Session
    JEE Main Registration 2020September 3, 2019
    Last Date for JEE Main RegistrationSeptember 30, 2019
    JEE Main 2020 Admit Card availabilityDecember 6, 2019
    JEE Main 2020 Exam dateJanuary 6 – 11, 2020
    JEE Main 2020 ResultJanuary 31, 2020
    Declaration of JEE Main 2020 All India RanksFebruary 2020

    B. Planning Exam Pattern

    Exam Pattern for JEE Mains B. Planning Paper

    JEE Main B. Planning Paper is a 3-hour exam. The applicants will be tested on the basis of their aptitude, mathematics, and planning based problems. The aptitude section holds most weightage with 50 questions, followed by 25 questions from mathematics and planning based problems, each.  

    Check Detailed  Exam Pattern

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

    The exam will be conducted in a computer-based test mode.

    B.Planning Paper will have three sub-sections:

    • Part I – Mathematics – 20 MCQs + 5 Numeric value-based questions
    • Part II – Aptitude Test – 50 MCQs
    • Part III – Planning Based Objective Type – 25 MCQs
    • Total Number of Questions – 100 questions.

    Exam Duration – 3 Hours

    Exam Medium – The question papers will be avialble in Hindi and English at all exam centers. For exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the medium of the exam will also be available in Gujarati.

    Topic-wise distribution of questions in the JEE Mains Paper 3 with marks is tabulated below:

    SectionNo. of QuestionsMarks
    Planning Based25100

    Marking Scheme for JEE Mains Exam B. Planning Paper

    • All questions in Mathematics, Aptitude, and Planning Based sections will be of the same marks.
    • 4 marks will be given for every correct answer. 
    • 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
    • Numeric Value questions will give you 4 marks for every correct response.
    • No negative marking in case of an incorrect answer or unattempted question.
    ResponseMCQ QuestionsNumeric Value Questions
    Correct Answer+4+4
    Incorrect Answer-10
    Unanswered Question00

    B. Planning Eligibility

    JEE Main 2020 B. Planning Paper Eligibility

    For appearing in the B.Planning exam of JEE Main 2020, the candidates should have passed the qualifying examination with 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in aggregate of the qualifying examination. Other mandatory requirements are mentioned below:-

    Eligibility for JEE Main Admission to Other Institutions:

    Other technical Institutions participating in the counseling process through JoSAA/CSAB can adopt the above-mentioned eligibility criteria. Colleges affiliated to State Universities will prepare a separate ranking list based on criteria based on their own selection process. 

    Academic Qualification 

    • Candidates must have passed class 12 in a minimum of 5 subjects.
    • Applicants must have compulsorily studied a language along with Mathematics.
    • Optional subjects studied by the candidates are Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, and Technical-Vocational.

    Age Limit for JEE Main 2020 B. Planning Paper

    The NTA has lifted the age limit for JEE Main Paper 3. There is no age limit for appearing in the JEE Main examination. Candidates who have passed or are appearing for class 12th exam in 2020, are eligible for appearing in the exam, irrespective of the age limit. 

    Although, different institutes have the age limit factor in their selection process. It is advised to confirm the eligibility of institutes in which students are willing to take admission. Details regarding the same will be updated on the JEE advanced 2020 Information brochure or you can check the details right here. 

    Also Check How to Prepare for JEE Main Paper 3?

      Result & Merit List

      JEE Main Paper 3: Application, Results and Merit List

      Candidates can apply for JEE Main 2020, January session through online mode by visiting the official website of NTA (National Test Agency) at, and from September 3, 2019. A candidate must know that offline application form won’t be accepted, in any case. Submitting multiple application forms will also lead to rejection of the application. 

      JEE Main 2020 Result for B. Planning Paper 

      Since January JEE (Main)-2020 B.Arch and B.Planning will be conducted in multi-shifts, the raw marks obtained by all the candidates who appeared will be converted into NTA score and declared by 31st January 2020. This shall comprise four NTA scores for each of the three parts (Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning Based Test) and total in B. Planning of January JEE (Main)-2020.

      Merit List for JEE Main B. Planning Paper 

      Overall merit for JEE Main Paper 3 will be prepared by merging NTA Scores of all shifts of all days. Method of resolving ties Tie between candidates obtaining equal Total NTA scores in B.Planning will be resolved in following descending order:

      • NTA score in Mathematics
      • NTA score in Aptitude Test
      • NTA score in Planning Based Questions
      • Candidates having a lesser number of negative responses in the paper
      • Candidates older in age

      Paper Analysis & Answer Key

      JEE MAIN 2019 B. Planning Paper  Analysis and Answer Keys

      Till last year, B. Arch and B. Planning were conducted under one umbrella of JEE Main Paper 2. This year, both Paper 2 and Paper 3, will have Mathematics and Aptitude subjects. While in Paper 2 the third section will be of Drawing for B. Arch and Planning Based for B. Planning candidates. Here’s a brief analysis of the previous year’s JEE Main Exam. 

      JEE MAIN 2019 Paper-2 Analysis

      As per JEE Main 2019 Paper-2 Analysis, the Aptitude section was the easiest one, while Mathematics was deemed the toughest one. For JEE Main 2020, Paper 3 will have both aptitude and mathematics sections. Planning based questions will test the candidates on their basic planning knowledge, skills, and techniques.

      DescriptionMorning ShiftEvening Shift
      Difficulty Level of PaperModerateModerate
      Toughest SectionMathematicsMathematics
      Easiest SectionGeneral AptitudeGeneral Aptitude & Drawing

      JEE Main Answer Key for Paper 2 was concluded in a single day on April 7, 2019. The JEE Main Answer Keys for Paper 2 are uploaded here which are published by NTA.

      JEE Main Paper 2 April 7Question PapersAnswer Keys
      Morning Shift DownloadDownload
      Evening ShiftDownloadDownload

      JEE Main Paper 3 is only for students seeking admission in the B. Planning program. Students who want to appear for both B. planning and B. Arch exam can apply for both the exam. The exam duration, in that case, will be 3 and a half hours. 



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