Before you decide to sit for JEE Main Entrance Examination, you need to ask yourself certain points before you invest vast time and energy for the preparation:
- Are you having the burning passion to join an Engineering Course from a premier institute or college?
- Are you willing to make the sacrifices in terms of social life which is required for success at the competitive level?
- Are you willing to learn everything via “concepts” and discard the “learn by rote” system?
- Are you willing to dedicate yourself to practice, practice and practice to answer theoretical questions and numerical problems that constantly stretches your intellectual capacity?
- Are you willing to master speed with accuracy and simultaneously build stamina for consistency for a three-hours period just like a top sportsman who never misses his/her training or gym workouts?
If the answer is a resounding YES, then read on. As they say “where there is a will, there is a way”. And the way is Testbee which contains 10,000+ Quiz questions on every JEE topic with varying levels of difficulty and also allows you take full length JEE Main Exams (past papers) in a simulated environment.
So, since you have said “YES” to the challenge, following are what you need to start the preparation journey as early as possible in order to make you fully equipped for the BIG DAY:
- Planning: Use Calendar of TestBee to plan ahead and pace your test practice. Do not wait till last minute. Rushing your preparation makes you less confident and even muddles up your concepts which can damage your final score.
- Assemble all important formulae and concepts: Use Testbee Notes to upload & store all in one place so that you can access them easily. Scribbling across various textbooks and searching to locate the notes or workings is not the most efficient use of time.
- Track your progress: Use Testbee’s My Progress module to keep track of all the quizzes and tests you have attempted so far and how you have scored in them. As the exam nears, you should see an increasing trend in your scores as your preparations gets better and better. If not, there is something wrong which you need to “fix” right away.
- Solve all Past Papers: User Test Engine in Testbee for solving all past papers and quizzes and “marking for revision” the tougher questions which you are not able to solve within time limit or you got wrong despite spending a lot of time.
- Revision: Use “mark for revision” throughout the practice tests and quizzes as what you do in the last 24-48 hours shall matter and will influence your score. Testbee’s “Revision” module is very potent – please use the same to advantage.
We have covered the JEE Main Exam Pattern below. It is also good to be familiar with the exam pattern so that you do not waste time defining strategies at the examination hall.
You should be prepared with strategies before the exam and try these techniques out during Practice. Of course, strategy in advance does not mean being rigid.
It has to allow for flexibility in case you find first few questions very tough or one subject questions are tougher than usual then you need to change gears, think on your feet and adapt.
JEE Main Exam is conducted India-wise by the National Testing Agency (NTA), It will be held in two sessions – one each in January and April of each year.
The students can sit for the exam twice as the best of two scores will be considered for final admissions. Candidates planning to appear for a particular exam should start revision at least one month in advance although candidates with high ranks start revisions much in advance.
JEE Main 2020 Exam Pattern
JEE Main exam pattern is objective type. Since there is a provision of negative marking, it is important for candidates to be 100 per cent correct while marking answers.
Guesswork or picking a particular option as right answer are fancy concepts but does not work in reality. Such random strategies may actually bring out your score due to negative marks earned which can spoil your ran by a few hundreds.
The table below covers JEE Main Pattern for B.Tech/B.E. and B.Arch.:
|Exam mode||Online (Computer based)||Online (Mathematics and Aptitude) and offline (Drawing test)|
|Number of sections and subjects||3 (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)||3 (Drawing, Mathematics and Aptitude)|
|Duration of exam||3 hours (180 minutes)
60 minutes per section
|3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Number of questions||75 (20 + 5 questions per section)
Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) & questions for which answer is a numerical value, with equal weightage to Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry
|Paper 2: 77 questions (Mathematics: 25 questions, Aptitude: 50 and Drawing: 2)|
|Type of questions||MCQs; 4 options with only 1 correct option||Mathematics and Aptitude: Objective type questions
Drawing: Questions to test the candidate’s drawing and sketching skills
|JEE Main Total Marks||300 marks||400 marks (Drawing section will be of total 100 marks, marking of every question will be given along with it)|
|Language of paper||English, Hindi and Gujarati (Aspirant’s from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)
|English, Hindi and Gujarati (aspirants from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)
The table below covers JEE Main Pattern for B.Plan
|Exam mode||Online (Mathematics and Aptitude) and (Planning Based Questions)|
|Number of sections and subjects||3 (Mathematics, Aptitude and Planning Based Questions)|
|Duration of exam||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Number of questions||100 questions (Mathematics: 25 questions, Aptitude: 50 and Planning Based Questions: 25)|
|Type of questions||Mathematics and Aptitude
Planning Based Questions – Multiple Choice Questions
|JEE Main Total Marks||400 marks|
|Language of paper||English, Hindi and Gujarati (Aspirant’s from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can opt for Gujarati as well)|
JEE Main 2020 Marking Scheme
Note: NTA has changed the exam pattern for JEE Main 2020.
JEE Main 2020 Marking Scheme – B.E./B.Tech & B.Arch
|Marks per section||25 questions X 4 marks = 100 marks per section||Mathematics: 25 questions X 4 marks = 100 marks|
|Aptitude Test = 50 questions X 4 marks = 200 marks|
|Drawing test = 2 questions X 50 marks = 100 marks|
|Total marks||300 marks||400 marks|
|Marks per section||Mathematics: 25 questions X 4 marks = 100 marks|
|Aptitude Test = 50 questions X 4 marks = 200 marks|
|Planning Based Questions = 25 X 4 marks = 100 marks|
|Total marks||400 marks|
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