JEE Main Exam Pattern – Part 1: Highlights of JEE Main Exam Pattern

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Title: JEE Main Exam Pattern – Part 1

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 – Knowing the exam pattern is crucial for candidates and students appearing for the IIT JEE exam.

TA has released the new JEE Main 2021 exam pattern for B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers.

Exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 is divided into JEE Paper 1 pattern for B. Tech and JEE Paper 2 pattern for B. Arch and B. Planning.

Candidates who closely observe and follow the exam pattern will not only be able to prepare a successful study plan but they can ultimately perform well and achieve a better result in the exam.

From 2019 onwards, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has been granted the authority to design and develop the JEE Main syllabus as well as set the exam pattern.

They are as follows.

  • As per the latest JEE Main 2021 exam pattern, paper 1 will have a total of 90 questions, 25 each from Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. Candidates have to attempt only 75 questions.
  • Each subject will have 20 MCQs and 10 numerical questions. 5 out of 10 numerical questions are optional.
  • Numerical questions do not have negative marking.
  • JEE Main 2021 for paper 1 (B. Tech) will be conducted for 300 marks, while paper 2 (B. Arch/B. Plan) will be conducted separately for 400 marks each.
  • Now, JEE Main 2021 will be held in 13 regional languages

In essence, aspirants will find all the important information about the exam including the mode of the JEE Main 2020 exam, type of questions, different sections, allotment of marks and duration of the exam in this page. Let us look at the details below.

Highlights of JEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE Main mainly consists of two papers and is usually conducted in two sessions in the month of January and April and in two shifts – morning and evening.

General layout of the exam pattern for JEE Main is given below;

Highlights of JEE Main Exam Pattern
ParticularsPaper 1Paper 2Paper 3
Mode Of The ExamComputer-based testBoth online and offlineComputer-based test
Number Of SectionsThree sections comprising of Physics, Maths and Chemistry.Three sections consisting of Mathematics, Drawing, and Aptitude.Three sections consisting of Mathematics, Aptitude, and Planning based test.
Duration3 hours3 hours3 hours
Number Of Questions75 questions out of which 25 questions are asked from each section.Total of 77 questions where Maths consists of 25 questions, aptitude has 50 questions and drawing includes 2 questions.It will consist of a total of 100 questions where Mathematics will have 25 questions, Aptitude section will consist of 50 questions and the planning test will include 25 questions.
Question TypesMultiple Choice Questions as well as numerical based questions.Objective type questions are asked for Maths and Aptitude.

Questions to test drawing and sketching skills.

Objective types MCQs and 5 questions in Maths will have an answer that should be filled as a numerical value.
Total Marks300400400
Language Of PaperHindi and English. Gujarati is also included for candidates from some states.English, Hindi and Gujarati.English, Hindi and Gujarati.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020 Detailed Description

  • The JEE Main 2020 exam pattern indicates how the exam will be conducted and how the JEE Main question paper will be set.
  • In JEE Main the exam is held in two sessions. The first session of the exam is conducted in the month of January while the second session is held in the month of April.
  • Notifications and circulars about the exam are usually released on the official website and candidates should keep a close eye on the updates and refer them to know the latest details about the exam.
  • Sometimes the exam conducting authority may introduce news changes. Nonetheless, we will look at the exam pattern for JEE Main 2020 below.

JEE Main Paper I Exam Pattern

JEE Main Paper I Exam Pattern
CourseB. E/B. Tech
Exam ModeOnline
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry and Maths
Type Of QuestionsMCQs and Numerical based questions
Duration3 hrs
MediumEnglish, Hindi and Gujarati
Total Marks300
Marking Scheme4 for the correct answer, -1 for the wrong answer and 0 for unanswered question.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 Paper 1 for B. Tech

JEE Main Exam Pattern
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarksTimings of the exam
First ShiftSecond Shift
Mathematics30 (20 MCQs + 10 numerical value) - 25 need to answer1009 a. m. to 12 p. m.3 p. m. to 6 p. m.
Physics30 (20 MCQs + 10 numerical value) - 25 need to answer100
Chemistry30 (20 MCQs + 10 numerical value) - 25 need to answer100
Total90 Questions (75 questions mandatory)300 Marks

JEE Main Paper II Exam Pattern

JEE Main Paper II Exam Pattern
CourseB. Architecture
Exam ModeBoth online and offline
SubjectsMaths with aptitude and drawing test
Type Of QuestionsObjective type questions for maths and aptitude while drawing test is also conducted
Duration3 hrs. 4 hrs for people with disability
MediumEnglish, Hindi and Gujarati
Total Marks400
Marking Scheme4 for the correct answer, -1 for the wrong answer.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021 for B. Arch

JEE Main Exam Pattern for B Arch
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Mathematics25 (20 + 5)

5 Questions with answers as a numerical value.

100
Aptitude50200
Drawing Test2100
Total77 Questions400 Marks

JEE Main Paper III Exam Pattern

JEE Main Paper III Exam Pattern
CourseB. Planning
Exam ModeComputer-based test
SubjectsMaths with Aptitude and Planning based test
Type Of QuestionsMultiple-choice questions and 5 questions with the answer as a numerical value for maths
Duration3 hrs. 4 hrs for people with disability
MediumEnglish, Hindi and Gujarati
Total Marks400
Marking Scheme4 for the correct answer and -1 for wrong or multiple answers. Unanswered question will contain 0 marks.

JEE Main B. Plan Exam Pattern 2021

JEE B. Planning will be held in online mode only.

JEE Main B Plan Exam Pattern
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Mathematics25 (20 + 5)

5 Questions with answers as a numerical value.

100
Aptitude50200
Planning Test25100
Total100 Questions400

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