JEE Main is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate bachelor programmes in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs for the coming academic year. The exam takes place in two phases.

The January phase took place from January 6 to January 11, 2020. The exam was taken by a total of 11,18,673 candidates.

What is the evaluation process?

Candidates are assessed based on their slots. This means that the candidate’s performance will be evaluated based on the performance of candidates writing in the same slot. Hence the percentile cannot be determined by evaluating other papers.

Paper 1 (for BE/BTech aspirants):

Paper 1 for BE/BTech aspirants will comprise of a total of 75 questions. 

Types of QuestionsPhysicsChemistryMathematicsWeightageNegative Marking
Single Correct MCQ202020+4-1
Numerical Based2055+40

Duration of Exam: 180 minutes 

How to ace the exam?

Evaluating your January attempt

The NTA JEE Main’s biggest advantage is that students get a total of two chances to prove their merit. 

Students with a percentile greater than 97 should work on perfecting their concepts and looking back at what mistakes they had, time constraints and work on improving their percentile for a good rank. Students with a percentile range of 90-97 will have to work harder and look at what was missing in their study by seeing their performance in a subject-wise analysis of the January attempt. If your percentile is lesser then you will have to work on your core concepts. 

The current pandemic situation has given a better chance to all students who were underprepared to work on their weaknesses and even build up concepts from scratch. There are numerous crash courses available to even cover-up for your missing concepts.

Work on Time Management

JEE Main, unlike JEE Advanced, focuses more on speed and accuracy than concepts. At this point in time, the majority of students must have evaluated their mistakes and planned a perfect timed approach to the paper. 

Decide the chronology of subjects you will be attending. The best way to understand how to allot your time can be done by attempting a lot of mock tests. This will help you decide what is best for you.

Stay Motivated

A lot of students give up looking at their January attempt but it’s all about working with a positive attitude. This pandemic can be a gift or a curse and if you take it as a gift then you have a lot of time to cover up. Remember that it is not a day’s task to ace JEE so don’t give up! Work hard and stay motivated. 

How to Practise?

You’re confident that you have studied well and remembered your concepts. The best way to test your preparation is by attending mock tests. Attempt a lot of mock tests as a computer-based test to have actual experience and work with a timer. Be thorough with your NCERT for Chemistry and follow your coaching material for Physics and Mathematics.

JEE Main 2020 is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate bachelor programmes in NITs, IIITs and GFTIs for the academic year 2020-2021. The exam takes place in two phases. The January phase took place from January 6 to January 11, 2020. The exam was taken by a total of 11,18,673 candidates.

What is the evaluation process?

Candidates are assessed based on their slots. This means that the candidate’s performance will be evaluated based on the performance of candidates writing in the same slot. Hence the percentile cannot be determined by evaluating other papers.

Paper 1 (for BE/BTech aspirants):

Paper 1 for BE/BTech aspirants will comprise of a total of 75 questions. 

Types of QuestionsPhysicsChemistryMathematicsWeightageNegative Marking
Single Correct MCQ202020+4-1
Numerical Based2055+40

20 single correct multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and 5 integer-based questions with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The paper is conducting as a Computer Based Test only.

Duration of Exam: 180 minutes 

How to ace the exam?

Evaluating your January attempt

The NTA JEE Main’s biggest advantage is that students get a total of two chances to prove their merit. 

Students with a percentile greater than 97 should work on perfecting their concepts and looking back at what mistakes they had, time constraints and work on improving their percentile for a good rank. Students with a percentile range of 90-97 will have to work harder and look at what was missing in their study by seeing their performance in a subject-wise analysis of the January attempt. If your percentile is lesser then you will have to work on your core concepts. 

The current pandemic situation has given a better chance to all students who were underprepared to work on their weaknesses and even build up concepts from scratch. There are numerous crash courses available to even cover-up for your missing concepts.

Work on Time Management

JEE Main, unlike JEE Advanced, focuses more on speed and accuracy than concepts. At this point in time, the majority of students must have evaluated their mistakes and planned a perfect timed approach to the paper. 

Decide the chronology of subjects you will be attending. The best way to understand how to allot your time can be done by attempting a lot of mock tests. This will help you decide what is best for you.

Stay Motivated

A lot of students give up looking at their January attempt but it’s all about working with a positive attitude. This pandemic can be a gift or a curse and if you take it as a gift then you have a lot of time to cover up. Remember that it is not a day’s task to ace JEE so don’t give up! Work hard and stay motivated. 

How to Practise?

You’re confident that you have studied well and remembered your concepts. The best way to test your preparation is by attending mock tests. Attempt a lot of mock tests as a computer-based test to have actual experience and work with a timer. Be thorough with your NCERT for Chemistry and follow your coaching material for Physics and Mathematics.

Important topics in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics:

The syllabus of class 11th and 12th is equally distributed across the question paper in JEE Main. These are the most important topics:

Mathematics: Quadratic Equations and Expressions, Complex Numbers, Probability, Vectors, Matrices in Algebra; Circle, Parabola, Hyperbola in Coordinate Geometry; Functions, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Definite Integral in Calculus.

Physics: Kinematics, Gravitation, Fluids, Heat and Thermodynamics, Waves and Sound, Capacitors and Electrostatics, Magnetics, Electromagnetic Induction, Optics and Modern Physics.

Chemistry: Coordination Chemistry and Chemical Bonding in Inorganic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium, Mole Concept in Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.

Important topics in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics:

The syllabus of class 11th and 12th is equally distributed across the question paper in JEE Main. These are the most important topics:

Mathematics: Quadratic Equations and Expressions, Complex Numbers, Probability, Vectors, Matrices in Algebra; Circle, Parabola, Hyperbola in Coordinate Geometry; Functions, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Definite Integral in Calculus.

Physics: Kinematics, Gravitation, Fluids, Heat and Thermodynamics, Waves and Sound, Capacitors and Electrostatics, Magnetics, Electromagnetic Induction, Optics and Modern Physics.

Chemistry: Coordination Chemistry and Chemical Bonding in Inorganic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium, Mole Concept in Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.

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