Knowing the JEE Main Exam pattern is vital for candidates who want to have a smooth preparation for JEE. It helps students develop a clear idea of the marking scheme, distribution of questions, sectional weightage and exam duration. There is a new pattern for JEE Main exam. There are three papers instead of two. Paper 1 is for students aspiring for B.E./B.Tech courses in NITs, IIITs, DTU, and other GFTIs whereas Paper 2A is for B.Arch. Paper 2B is for B.Planning courses offered by these institutes.
Understanding the exam pattern enables candidates to gain a valuable opinion about the whole exam structure. Therefore, for better results, students are advised to get a complete overview of the paper pattern and devise a suitable study plan or strategy.
JEE Main Paper 1 comprises of Maths, Physics, and Chemistry whereas Paper 2A has Maths, Aptitude, and Drawing Test. Paper 2B will consist of Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning based questions. The candidates can opt for either one or both the papers. NTA has also test again increased the number of questions in Paper 1. Now there will be 90 questions but candidates can attempt any 75 questions and the total marks allotted is also 300.
All the papers are entirely computer-based online test whereas Paper 2 drawing section is conducted offline in a pen and paper-based mode. The exam duration for all the Papers is 3 hours.
JEE Main Paper 1 (B.E or B.Tech Courses)
Exam Mode: Computer-based offline exam. The students will have to mark their responses on already downloaded answer sheets.
Exam Duration: 3 hours
The Questions will be from topics covered in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.
Nature of Questions: Objective type multiple-choice questions as well as numerical based questions.
The paper will have a total of 90 questions with 20 questions in section a and 10 in section b. Candidates can attempt 75 questions (300 marks) with 20 questions in section a and 5 questions in section b for each subject – Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.
JEE Main Paper 1 Marking Scheme
For MCQs, every correct answer will be awarded 4 marks while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. No marks are given for questions left unattempted.
Marking scheme for numerical based questions includes 4 marks for the correct answer. There is no negative marking even for incorrect answers.
No marks are given for unanswered questions.
JEE Main Paper 2A (B.Arch Courses)
Exam Mode: Offline Exam
Exam Duration: 3 hours
The questions will be from topics covered in Maths, General Aptitude, and Drawing Skills.
Mathematics will consist of MCQs and questions for which answer is a numerical value. Aptitude will also have MCQs. Drawing test will evaluate the sketching and drawing skills.
Total questions that will be asked in the paper will be 82 out of which students can attempt 77 questions (Mathematics- 25; Aptitude- 50; Drawing- 2).
Candidates can choose to answer any 5 out of the 10 numerical value-based questions asked in the Mathematics section.
JEE Main Paper 2A Marking Scheme
For every correct answer in Maths and Aptitude section, 4 marks will be awarded while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
There is no negative marking for Drawing questions.
For Drawing test, marks will be allotted on the basis of candidate’s drawing skills.
Numeric Value questions will contain 4 marks for every correct response. There is no negative marking in case of an incorrect answer or unattempted question.
JEE Main Paper 2B (B.Planning Courses)
Exam Mode: Computer-based test mode.
Exam Duration: 3 hours
The Questions will be from topics covered in Maths, General Aptitude, and Planning skills.
Mathematics and Aptitude will have single correct objective type multiple-choice questions. Planning based question will also be MCQ type.
Total questions that will be asked in the paper will be 105 out of which students can attempt 100 questions.
In this paper also, candidates can choose to answer any 5 out of the 10 numerical value-based questions asked in the Mathematics section.
JEE Main Paper 2B Marking Scheme
For every correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
4 marks will be awarded for the correct answer in numerical based question. No negative marking is given.
Note: All the calculations/writing work should be done only in the Rough Sheet provided at the Test
Centre or the examination Room/Hall. Once the exam is over candidates should hand over the rough sheets to the invigilator.