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NTA JEE Main 2020 Day 3 HIGHLIGHTS: Today’s exam tougher than yesterday’s, claim students

JEE Main January Exam 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Session one was moderately difficult. Yesterday too, mathematics was found to be the toughest section. Check students' feedback, expert analysis and expected cut-off

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 9, 2020 6:03:38 pm
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JEE Main January 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main 2020) has begun from Monday, January 6 and will continue till January 9, 2020. Today on the second day of the exam, the session one has been successfully concluded despite a bandh called by trade unions. Today’s exam was found to be more difficult than yesterday’s, as per students.

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Based on reactions by students, the exam was in tune with that of the previous two days. Students who appeared for the exam on January 7 considered the exam to be more difficult than that of the last years’. The questions, as per experts were trickier, as the time spent per question is increased since under the new paper pattern number of questions has decreased. Based on January 6 feedback the mathematics section was deemed as the most difficult. This was also observed on day 2 and now on day 3.

A total of 11 lakh candidates have applied to appear for engineering, architecture and planning entrance exams. The exams are held by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in two shifts — morning from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and afternoon from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

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NTA JEE Main January 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Check paper analysis in detail, students, experts' reactions 

17:08 (IST)08 Jan 2020
Today's exam more difficult than yesterday

Overall the paper was of Moderate level as per students but difficult compared to paper held on January 7, 2020, said Ramesh Batlish from FITJEE

16:46 (IST)08 Jan 2020
More questions from class 12 topics in maths

In the mathematics section of JEE Main, all chapters covered in Calculus and Coordinate Geometry. Students reported it to be a difficult section compared to Physics and Chemistry. Questions are reported lengthy in math and more weightage to class 12 topics compared to class 11.

15:25 (IST)08 Jan 2020
JEE Main last year's topper: How to attempt exam

The AIR 2, Dhruv Arora from Indore followed a strategy while attempting the exam. In an interview with the, he said that he quickly finished the easy part and save more time to devote to relatively difficult questions. Advising others, he had said, “those preparing for JEE Mains should also practice and familiarise themselves with the type of questions that are asked in the exam as well as with the format. Solving previous years’ question papers is a help”

15:24 (IST)08 Jan 2020
What is JEE Main marking scheme

Since JEE gives percentile score, not just one but many can score a 100 percentile. In JEE Main 2019, a total of 24 candidates have secured a perfect 100 percentile score out of over 11.4 lakh candidates who appeared in both sessions combined.

15:06 (IST)08 Jan 2020
JEE Main April session soon

Tomorrow is the last date of the JEE Main January session. Candidates will also get a second chance in April session. The best score obtained by a candidate in either of the two sessions will be counted. It is not mandatory to appear in both sessions. For April session the applications will begin from February 7 and will conclude on March 7. The exam will be held on April 3, 2020. The applications will be invited at and

14:30 (IST)08 Jan 2020
200+ is the top score

Considering the difficulty level of the exam, students who expect to score around 210 can expect a 99 percentile. The exam this year is for 300 marks instead of 360 as the NTA has changed the exam pattern 

14:29 (IST)08 Jan 2020
How many questions can be considered a good attempt at JEE Main

Most questions in mathematics were lengthy. Those who have attempted 14-17 questions in mathematics, 15-18 in Physics and 17-20 in Chemistry can be assured of having a good attempt at the exam, as per Grade up/

14:27 (IST)08 Jan 2020
'Numerical type questions were easier than yesterday'

Physics was Moderate. Numerical Answer Type questions were Easy compared to Day 1. Majority of questions were asked from Mechanics and Electric Current. For a high percentile, scoring good marks in Physics section is the key. The number of good attempts for this section is 15-18, said Navin C Joshi, Academic Head and VP (JEE & NEET) at Gradeup

14:19 (IST)08 Jan 2020
Focus on inorganic chemistry: Experts

Numerical answer type questions were easier than yesterday. What students can learn from the exam is to revise and focus on Inorganic Chemistry and electric current (electrical instrument), for tomorrow, said Navin C Joshi, Academic Head and VP (JEE & NEET) at Gradeup

14:16 (IST)08 Jan 2020
Check most asked topics

Compared to Day 1, the level was similar. Physics section was Moderate with the majority of questions being asked from Mechanics and Electric Current. Maths was Moderate and lengthy. Most of the questions were asked from Coordinate Geometry (Vector 3D) and Calculus. The chemistry was the easiest section. The number of questions from organic and inorganic chemistry were more, said Navin C Joshi, Academic Head and VP (JEE & NEET) at Gradeup

14:06 (IST)08 Jan 2020
JEE Main following a pattern: Here it is

The JEE Main January exams are following a similar pattern so far.  Saurabh Kumar, director academics, Vidyamandir classes informed, "today's exam was good. Maths continued to be the most difficult section followed by Physics and then Chemistry. In the Chemistry section, most of the questions were based on the NCERT. In Physics, questions were asked from concepts based on both class 11 and 12. Mathematics tend to be on the higher side with most of the question from calculus and coordinate geometry."

13:56 (IST)08 Jan 2020
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13:46 (IST)08 Jan 2020
Candidates call-out NTA

No special advisory from the NTA on the bharat bandh has irked candidates, 

13:27 (IST)08 Jan 2020
Tricky questions in Math and Physics

Certain questions in the mathematics section were difficult while the overall section was moderate. If candidates maintain their calm throughout those questions or just skip the tricky ones, the section was of moderate level of difficulty. Physics too had tricky questions wherein several questions were merged into one questions making it time-consuming.

13:05 (IST)08 Jan 2020
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13:01 (IST)08 Jan 2020
JEE Main conducted despite bandh

Despite the call for Bandh, the JEE Main exam was conducted successfully today. The first session of the exam has been over and the second is about to begin in a while. The first session students have reported that the exam, was in tune with that of previous two days - more difficult than last years.

22:16 (IST)07 Jan 2020
JEE Main to be conducted as scheduled: DG NTA

The director-general (DG) of National Testing Agency (NTA), in communication with informed, "The JEE Main will be conducted as scheduled. We have informed stakeholders well in advance to be prepared for the same."

17:05 (IST)07 Jan 2020
What are JEE Main sessions?

The JEE Main is conducted twice a year - January and April. For those candidates who appeared in both January and April JEE Main examinations, the better of the two scores have been taken into consideration

17:01 (IST)07 Jan 2020
JEE Main helpline number

In case of any error or query, candidates need to immediately contact the authorities at the NTA at 0120-6895200. The number will active on working days, exclusive of weekends from 10 am to 6 pm.

16:56 (IST)07 Jan 2020
Bandh tomorrow: NTA's take

The trade unions had earlier called to postpone the JEE Main due to their nationwide strike. The director-general (DG) of National Testing Agency (NTA), in communication with informed, “The JEE Main will be conducted as scheduled. We have informed stakeholders well in advance to be prepared for the same.” Read more here

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NTA JEE Main January 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: For the January session, a total of 9,34,608 (9.34 lakh) students have applied for the entrance exam. Last year, in JEE Main (both April and January exams inclusive), a total of 11,47,125 students attempted the test. The exam is held twice a year and the next session for 2020 will be conducted from April 3 to 9, 2020.

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