JEE Main 2020: Exam Analysis

During the JEE (Main) 2020 September attempt for paper 1 that was conducted on September 3, the necessary safety precautions for COVID-19 were properly undertaken. Social distancing was maintained; and all the students were sanitized. Every student was given a mask; had to wear gloves; and was required to carry sanitizer and water bottles.

As far as the question paper was concerned, it was difficult as compared to the paper on 2nd September; with the most difficult and lengthy section being Mathematics. On the other hand, the Chemistry section was easy but the questions in physical chemistry were lengthy and tricky. The physics section was moderate to difficult and lengthy. Overall, the exam was tough as compared to the exam on 2nd September.

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JEE Main 2020: Exam Analysis

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JEE Main 2020: Previous Year Analysis

Analyzing the trends of the JEE Main exam by going through the previous year questions papers is a very good way of understanding the type and level of questions asked. Here, we have a detailed analysis of the JEE Main 2019 paper which covers the breakup of the question paper as well as the difficulty of the paper

8th April 2019 - Session 1:

According to the reviews the Physics part was most difficult followed by Chemistry and then the easiest was Mathematics.

Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
Physics 14 16
Chemistry 11 19
Mathematics 13 17
Total 38 52

Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • 3
  • Mechanics
  • 10
  • Electrodynamics
  • 10
  • Optics
  • 3
  • SHM & Waves
  • 1
  • Modern Physics
  • 3

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 11
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 10
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 9

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • 2
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 4
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 2
  • Differential Calculus
  • 6
  • Integral Calculus
  • 4
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 2
  • Sequence and Series
  • 1
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 3
  • Statistics
  • 1

    8th April 2019 - Session 2:

    According to the reviews the Physics and Chemistry part were equally difficult and the easiest was Mathematics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 15 15
    Chemistry 11 19
    Mathematics 14 16
    Total 40 50

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Heat and Thermodynamics 2
  • Mechanics
  • 12
  • Electrodynamics
  • 10
  • Optics
  • 2
  • SHM & Waves
  • 1
  • Modern Physics
  • 3

    Unit-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit Name No. of Questions
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 11
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 9
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 10

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • 1
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 5
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 2
  • Differential Calculus
  • 5
  • Integral Calculus
  • 4
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 1
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 3
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 2

    9th April 2019 - Session 1:

    According to the reviews Chemistry was most difficult followed by Mathematics and the easiest of them all was Physics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 15 15
    Chemistry 10 20
    Mathematics 12 18
    Total 37 53

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Heat and Thermodynamics 3
  • Mechanics
  • 9
  • Electrodynamics
  • 8
  • Optics
  • 2
  • SHM & Waves
  • 3
  • Modern Physics
  • 5

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 10
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 10
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 10

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • 1
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 4
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 2
  • Differential Calculus
  • 7
  • Integral Calculus
  • 4
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 1
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 3
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 1

    9th April 2019 - Session 2:

    According to the reviews Chemistry was most difficult followed by Mathematics and the easiest of them all was Physics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 14 16
    Chemistry 9 21
    Mathematics 15 15
    Total 38 52

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Heat and Thermodynamics 3
  • Mechanics
  • 9
  • Electrodynamics
  • 9
  • Optics
  • 3
  • SHM & Waves
  • 2
  • Modern Physics
  • 4

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 9
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 10
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 11

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • 1
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 5
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 2
  • Differential Calculus
  • 4
  • Integral Calculus
  • 5
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 2
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 4
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 1

    10th April 2019 Session 1:

    According to the reviews Chemistry was most difficult followed by Mathematics and the easiest of them all was Physics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 9 21
    Chemistry 13 17
    Mathematics 14 16
    Total 36 54

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Heat and Thermodynamics 3
  • Mechanics
  • 7
  • Electrodynamics
  • 12
  • Optics
  • 2
  • SHM & Waves
  • 2
  • Modern Physics
  • 4

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 10
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 9
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 11

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • 1
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 5
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 2
  • Differential Calculus
  • 5
  • Integral Calculus
  • 4
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 2
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 3
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 1

    10th April 2019 - Session 2:

    According to the reviews Chemistry was most difficult followed by Mathematics and the easiest of them all was Physics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 14 16
    Chemistry 12 18
    Mathematics 14 16
    Total 40 50

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Heat and Thermodynamics 3
  • Mechanics
  • 11
  • Electrodynamics
  • 7
  • Optics
  • 2
  • SHM & Waves
  • 2
  • Modern Physics
  • 5

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 10
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 10
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 11

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • 1
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 5
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 1
  • Differential Calculus
  • 4
  • Integral Calculus
  • 4
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 3
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 4
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 1
  • Fundamental of Mathematics
  • 1

    12th April 2019 - Session 1:

    According to the reviews Chemistry was most difficult followed by Mathematics and the easiest of them all was Physics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 9 15
    Chemistry 15 14
    Mathematics 12 16
    Total 36 45

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Heat and Thermodynamics 2
  • Mechanics
  • 6
  • Electrodynamics
  • 6
  • Optics
  • 3
  • SHM & Waves
  • 2
  • Modern Physics
  • 5

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 11
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 10
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 8

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • 1
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 4
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 1
  • Differential Calculus
  • 4
  • Integral Calculus
  • 5
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 1
  • Trigonometry
  • 2
  • Vector and 3D
  • 2
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 2
  • Fundamental of Mathematics
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 1

    12th April 2019 - Session 2:

    According to the reviews Mathematics was most difficult followed by Chemistry and the easiest of them all was Physics.

    Subject Class 11th (No. of Questions) Class 12th (No. of Questions)
    Physics 13 12
    Chemistry 14 16
    Mathematics 15 13
    Total 42 41

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Physics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
    Heat and Thermodynamics 2
  • Mechanics
  • 8
  • Electrodynamics
  • 5
  • Optics
  • 2
  • SHM & Waves
  • 3
  • Modern Physics
  • 5

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Chemistry:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Physical Chemistry
  • 13
  • Organic Chemistry
  • 9
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • 8

    Topic-wise Distribution of Questions of Mathematics:

    Unit & Topic Name No. of Questions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • 2
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • 1
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • 5
  • Matrix and Determinants
  • 1
  • Differential Calculus
  • 5
  • Integral Calculus
  • 4
  • Permutation and Combination
  • 1
  • Sequence and Series
  • 1
  • Trigonometry
  • 3
  • Vector and 3D
  • 1
  • Complex Number
  • 1
  • Statistics
  • 1
  • Probability
  • 2
  • Fundamental of Mathematics
  • 1
  • Quadratic Equation
  • 1

    You can find the analysis of the JEE Main papers of other years over here:-

    JEE Main 2020: Results

    As per the official NTA notification, the results of the January session of JEE Main 2020 will be announced on 31st January. Once the results are out, students can login to their account at https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/ and access their JEE Main 2020 Scorecard. The JEE Main 2020 Scorecard consists of the section-wise NTA scores (percentiles in Maths, Physics & Chemistry) as well as the overall NTA score. The rank of a candidate is decided by their NTA score. This rank is the basis of admission into NIT’s, IIT’s, CFTI’s and other engineering colleges in India.

    JEE Main 2020: Cut-offs

    The JEE Main 2020 cut-off score is the minimum score required by a candidate to be eligible to write JEE Advanced 2020. The cut-off this year is expected to largely remain the same as the JEE Main 2019 cut-offs. Here is a list of the JEE Main cut-offs in the previous years-

    Cutoff Category
    Year GEN GEN-EWS OBC SC ST
    2019 89.7548849 78.2174869 74.3166557 54.0128155 44.3345172
    2018 74 - 45 29 24
    2017 81 - 49 32 27
    2016 100 - 70 52 48
    2015 105 - 70 50 44
    2014 115 - 74 53 47
    2013 113 - 70 50 45

    *The cutoff in 2019 was on the basis of percentile whereas in other years it was on the basis of the candidate’s total score in JEE Main

    JEE Main 2020 Admit Card

    The NTA has released the Admit Cards for the January window of the JEE Main 2020. The JEE Main admit card 2020 are available online on the official website of the NTA- https://jeemain.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx . Aspirants can download their JEE Main 2020 Admit Card by using the application number and password or application number and date of birth. Details like the JEE exam schedule, exam centres name & address, slot & timing of the JEE Main exam, photograph and signature of candidate as well as important exam instructions are mentioned in the JEE Main Admit Card 2020. NTA has issued the JEE Main Admit Card 2020 only for those candidates who submitted their application form within specified dates. Candidates are advised to verify their details mentioned on the Admit Card of JEE Main 2020 and contact the NTA authorities to rectify the errors, if any. Candidates are required to carry a good quality colour printout of their JEE Main admit card. Candidates are also required to carry a passport size colour photograph and photo ID along with their JEE Main Admit Card.

    Steps to download are:

    • Go to the official website @jeemain.nta.nic.in
    • Click on the "Download Admit Card Link"
    • There are two options to download the JEE Main admit card:
      Option 1: Through application number and password
      Option 2: Through application number and date of birth
    • Click on any option to reach the admit card download screen.

    JEE Main 2020: Important Dates

    The NTA released the JEE Main 2020 notification on September 3rd. According to the notification, these were the important dates for JEE Main 2020

    Event Date
    Form Filling 3 Sept - 30 September
    Fee Payment Till 1st September
    Application form correction date October 11-17, 2019
    JEE MAIN Admit Card 6 December
    Announcement of Date and Shift for Paper I and II December 6, 2019
    Examination (January Session) 6th - 11th January
    Examination (April Session) 3rd - 9th April
    JEE Main Result (January Session) January 31, 2020
    JEE Main Result (April Session) April 30, 2020

    JEE Main 2020: Exam Pattern

    The pattern of the JEE MAIN exam is changed recently as per the notification released by NTA. The new pattern has fewer questions in comparison to the previous pattern and has some new types of questions. The detailed syllabus of JEE MAIN is given below.

    Details
    Exam Date Computer Based Test
    Exam Duration 3 Hours
    Subject Physics, Chemistry, Maths
    Total questions 75 (Each Subject 25 questions)
    Types of questions 20 Objective questions having 4 options each with only 1 correct option
    5 Numerical questions with numerical value as an answer
    Marking Scheme 4 marks for a correct answer; -1 for an incorrect answer (only for MCQs)
    Maximum Marks 300 marks
    Medium of paper English or Hindi (Candidates from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)

    Detailed Pattern

    Subject Type of Questions Marks
    Mathematics 20 Objective Type - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) + 5 Questions with the answer as a numerical value, with equal weight-age to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry 100
    Physics 100
    Chemistry 100
    Total Marks 75 questions (60 MCQs and 15 Numerical) 300

    JEE Main 2020: Eligibility Criteria

    Below is the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020 as prescribed by the NTA:

    Age Criteria: There is no age limit for JEE Main 2020 as NTA has removed the age limit for the exam. Candidates who has passed 10+2 in 2018, 2019 or are appearing in 2020 should appear for JEE Main 2020.

    Qualifying Subjects: To qualify for JEE Main, candidates should have passed Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, language or any other subject.

    Qualifying Marks: For admission into IITs, IIITs, NITS and CFTIs, candidates should have scored minimum 75% or should be in top 20 percentile of the respective boards. For SC/ST candidates, the minimum score required would be 65%.

    Candidates looking for admission to the architecture should have cleared 10+2 or equivalent examination with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics along with 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam.

    JEE Main 2020 Application Fee

    Paper General / OBC SC / ST / PWD / Transgender
    For Centres in India
    JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) OR Paper-II (B.Arch/B.Planning) Boys - Rs. 650
    Girls - Rs. 350
    Boys - Rs. 350
    Girls - Rs. 350
    Both JEE Main Paper I and Paper II Boys - Rs. 1300
    Girls - Rs. 650
    Boys - Rs. 650
    Girls - Rs. 650
    For Exam Centres Abroad
    JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) OR Paper-II (B.Arch/B.Planning) Boys - Rs. 3000
    Girls - Rs. 1500
    Boys - Rs. 1500
    Girls - Rs. 1500
    Both JEE Main Paper I and Paper II Boys - Rs. 6000
    Girls - Rs. 3000
    Boys - Rs. 3000
    Girls - Rs. 3000

    JEE Main 2020: Syllabus

    We have listed down on all the topics from the NCERT textbooks that are a part of the JEE Main 2020 Syllabus. You have to ensure that you study at least the basics of all these topics while preparing so that you have a good chance to score high marks in JEE Main 2020.

    Physics

    Section - 1

    SI. No. Class XI Class XII
    1 PHYSICS AND MEASUREMENT ELECTROSTATICS
    2. KINEMATICS CURRENT ELECTRICITY
    3. LAWS OF MOTION MAGNETIC EFFECTS OF CURRENT AND MAGNETISM
    4. WORK, ENERGY AND POWER ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION AND ALTERNATING CURRENTS
    5. ROTATIONAL MOTION ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
    6. GRAVITATION OPTICS
    7. PROPERTIES OF SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS DUAL NATURE OF MATTER AND RADIATION
    8. THERMODYNAMICS ATOMS AND NUCLEI
    9. KINETIC THEORY OF GASES ELECTRONIC DEVICES
    10. OSCILLATION AND WAVES COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

    Section - 2 {Experiment Based}

    Familiarity with basic approach of the following:

    Chemistry

    PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
    Some Basic Conscepts in Chemistry Solutions
    State of Matter Equilibrium
    Atomic Structure Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
    Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemical Kinetics
    Chemical Thermodynamics Surface Chemistry
    INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
    Classification of elements & Periodicity in Properties P-Block Elements
    General Principles & Processes of Isolation of Metals D and F block Elements
    Hydrogen Coordination Compounds
    S-Block Elements Environmental Chemistry
    INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
    Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds Organic Compound containing Halogens
    Some basic Principles of Organic Chemistry Organic Compound containing Oxygen
    Hydrocarbons Organic Compound containing Nitrogen
    Polymers Biomolecules
    Chemistry In Everyday Life Principles related to practical chemistry.

    Mathematics

    S.no Subjects
    Sets, Relations and Functions Integral Calculus
    Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations Differential Equations
    Matrices and Determinants Co-ordinate Geometry
    Permutations and Combinations Three Dimensional Geometry
    Mathematical Induction Vector Algebra
    Binomial Theorem and its Simple Applications Statistics and Probability
    Sequence and Series Trigonometry
    Limit, Continuity and Differentiability Mathematical Reasoning