JEE Main 2020 January Session Exam Analysis

By Namrata Padhi

JEE Main 2020 is now concluded and the students are looking forward to their results to get into their dream college. Every year Lakhs of aspirants take this exam to try their fate in the eminent institutions of the country for the undergraduate program.JEE Main is conducted for admission into three courses which are engineering, architecture, and planning. The exams are conducted in Paper 1(B.E/B.Tech) and Paper 2(B.Arch and B.planning).

JEE Main 2020 was held from 6th January 2020 to 9th January 2020. Paper 2 was held only on 6th January while Paper 1 was held from January 7 to 9, 2020. The papers are conducted in two shifts. The morning shift was conducted from 9.30 AM - 12.30 PM and the afternoon shift was conducted from 2.30 PM - 5.30 PM.


Below is the entire analysis of JEE Main date wise

6th January 2020 

Paper 2 was conducted in online mode by NTA which were for B.Arch and B.Planning. A total of 11,18,673 candidates had applied for JEE Main 2020. Out of which 1,38,409  candidates appeared for B.Arch and 59,003 for the B.Planning exam. The exam was conducted in 2 shifts. The overall paper level was moderate in both the shifts. Most of the questions were based on the NCERT text. Mathematics paper was a bit tricky and was of moderate level. The chemistry was the easiest. The drawing section was also of moderate level


7th January 2020

NTA conducted Paper 1 in online mode which was for B.E/  567 test centers spread across 231 test cities of India and 9 test centers abroad. A total of 9,21,261 candidates had registered for JEE Main 2020 for paper 1 of B.E./B.Tech exam. The papers in both the shifts were moderately difficult and from within the syllabus. Most of the questions were theory-based and were evenly distributed from the syllabus of both class 11 and 12 with a bit more weightage from the class 11 syllabus. Physics & mathematics sections were moderate to difficult while chemistry was the easiest.

In shift, one chemistry was easy and theory-based. The questions were majorly asked from the inorganic section as compared to physical and organic chemistry. Maths was calculation intensive but do-able and the questions were majorly asked from the 12th syllabus. Physics was of moderate to difficult level, and most of the questions from the 11th syllabus were asked.

In shift, two physics moderate and lengthy and maths was easy and lengthy while chemistry was of easy level. Shift 2 is expected to be tougher than shift 1.


8th January 2020

Again the papers in both the shifts can be termed as moderately difficult. Physics & Mathematics sections were moderate to difficult while chemistry was moderate.  Questions were majorly asked from 12th syllabus

In shift one, students found maths the toughest section as it was more time-consuming. Physics was moderate to a tough level while Chemistry also was of moderate level. Most of the questions of chemisty were  from Inorganic chemistry.

In shift two, physics was of moderate level, maths paper was lengthy but do-able and hence can be termed as an easy-moderate level while chemistry was the easiest. 


9th January 2020

In shift, the overall paper was of moderate level. Maths was easy but calculative while physics was moderate  and  chemistry was easy

In shift 2  according to the students, maths were lengthy but easy calculation-intensive, physics was of moderate level and majorly covered 11th class syllabus while chemistry was the easiest.

Read JEE Main Eligibility: Age, FAQs, Subject, Qualification


Paper Pattern

For B.Arch (Part I & II online modes and Part III offline mode exam):

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics-Part I 25 (20+5*) 100
Aptitude Test-Part II 50 200
Drawing Test –Part III 2 100
Total 77 400

For B.Planning:

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Mathematics-Part I  25 (20+5*) 100
Aptitude Test-Part II  50 200
Planning Based MCQs 25 100
Total 100 400

JEE Main 2020 Exam pattern for B.E/B.Tech:

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Physics 25 (20+5*) 100
Chemistry 25 (20+5*) 100
Mathematics 25 (20+5*) 100
Total 75 300


The result will be out in the month of February(tentatively). The candidates securing a minimum cut-off score for JEE Advanced can apply for the exam on the official website.


Read  5 things to do if you couldn't clear your JEE Mains

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