JEE Mains Exam Pattern 2020

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JEE Mains 2020 Exam Pattern

JEE Mains 2020 will be conducted for admission to UG courses for Engineering and Architecture. The Paper I (B.E./B.Tech.) and the Paper II (B.Arch) will have different components being tested. The exam is of 3 hours duration and will be conducted in English, Hindi as well as other regional languages.

The JEE Main examination is conducted twice every year in an online mode by the National Testing Agency (NTA). There have been some changes in the JEE Main 2020 examination pattern that aspiring students should make a note of. According to the changes in the examination pattern, the marking scheme of the papers is also been adjusted and candidates appearing for the examination should be well aware of the same before starting the preparation.

JEE MAINS 2020 Important Tips for Exam Preparation

The Paper I of the JEE Main 2020 examination consists of 20 multiple choice questions and 5 numerical value questions for each subject (Maths, Physics, and Chemistry), i.e., a total of 75 questions. Candidates will be given 3 hours to complete the paper and the total marks for the Paper I are 300.

For the multiple-choice questions, 4 marks for each correct answer and one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer and whereas for the numerical value questions, each correct answer will be score 4 marks, and there will be no marks deducted for the wrong answers. The numerical values questions will not have any negative marking.

The Paper-II of the JEE Main 2020 examination consists of three sections. The first section will consist of 20 multiple choice questions from Mathematics and 5 numerical value questions, and the next section consists of 50 multiple choice questions related to the newly added aptitude section and the final section, i.e., Drawing consists of 25 questions.

The weightage for the multiple-choice questions will be 100 marks, from aptitude will be 200 marks and for the drawing section will be 100 marks. The drawing section of the Paper-II will be conducted in an offline pen and paper mode, and the other two sections will be conducted in an online CBT (computer-based test) mode. The Paper-II of the JEE Main examination 2020 will be conducted for a total of 400 marks and the time duration to complete the paper will be 3 hours.

For multiple-choice questions, candidates will be marked four marks for each correct answer and minus one marks for every wrong answer. For the numerical values questions, four marks will be allotted for each correct answer, and there will be no negative marking for the wrong answers.

Paper-wise Information for JEE Mains 2020

Paper Number Paper Name Subjects Tested Type of Questions Total Marks 
Paper I  B.Tech./B.E. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics [Equal Weightage for all sections] Objective Questions – MCQs [Computer-based Mode] 300
Paper II B.Arch. Aptitude Test, Mathematics, Drawing
    • Objective Questions – MCQs [Computer-based Mode] of 320 marks
  • Drawing Aptitude Test of 70 marks will be pen and paper based (On Drawing Sheet)


  • The Paper I (B. E. /B. Tech.) of JEE Main will also be counted as an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced). Depending on the marks and ranks secured the candidate will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced for admission to programs offered by the IITs.
  • Admissions to IITs will be based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE (Advanced), subject to conditions as defined in JEE Advanced 2019 website.