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NTA JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis HIGHLIGHTS: Check paper analysis of shift 1 and 2

NTA JEE Main 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: JEE Main will be held from September 1 to 6. Check these COVID-19 guidelines before appearing for exams

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 6, 2020 7:21:08 pm
JEE Main 2020 April/September attempt begins from September 1

JEE Main 2020 Exam LIVE UPDATES: After being postponed twice, the Joint Entrance Examination -JEE Main is being held from September 1 onwards. The JEE paper 2 was held yesterday and today onwards, the engineering exam will be conducted.

In a major announcement today, just half-an-hour before the exam began, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court said that the students residing in flood-affected areas in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra can approach the National Testing Agency (NTA), if they were unable to reach the exam centre or reached late. The court also asked NTA to check the veracity of the claims and decide their representation within 15 days.

JEE Main 2020 paper analysis | Students find maths tough, physics lengthy  | ‘Physics was difficult, chemistry lengthy’ 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exam is being conducted amid special arrangement, from no shoes with thick soles to mandatory masks at exam hall – several arrangements have been made by the NTA. Over 10 lakh masks, 10 lakh pairs of gloves, 1,300 infrared thermometer guns, 6,600 litres of hand sanitiser and an equal amount of disinfectant liquid, 6,600 sponges, 3,300 spray bottles and 3,300 cleaning staff have been arranged at an additional cost of almost Rs 13 crore. The exam will be conducted at 660 centres across the country, which was increased from 570.

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NTA JEE Main 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: Check students, teachers' reactions, detail paper analysis 

19:21 (IST)06 Sep 2020
Check paper analysis of last day

Today was the last day of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) which was started from September 1. The candidates who had appeared in the forenoon session of day 6 found the paper lengthy, with numerical portions a bit tricky. Ramesh Batlish, Head, FIITJEE Noida reviewed the slot one paper as moderate, with numerical portions in maths and physics a bit lengthy.

According to the FIITJEE expert, “The difficulty level of the paper can be analysed as maths- difficult, physics and chemistry- moderate. The numerical portions were quite lengthy, and the questions were mostly based on NCERT syllabus.”

16:34 (IST)03 Sep 2020
Expert's review on day 3 paper

The JEE Main paper was moderate, balanced and can be completed in the given timeline, said Ajay Kumar Sharma, National Academic Director (Engineering), Aakash (AESL).

Subjects wise paper analysis


25 Question (20 MCQ 5 numerical value-based) 

Overall paper was calculative and difficult to compare it to Maths & Chemistry. It was calculation based and on slightly tricky. Integer type of questions were calculative as well as finally answer was the nearest integer. 


25 Question (20 MCQ 5 numerical value-based) 

The Chemistry paper was same as the last attempt and moderate. It was mostly theoretical & Organic chemistry portion was higher compared to Physical and inorganic. Numerical value-based questions were a little calculative due to the mixing of concepts and data-based. 


25 Question (20 MCQ 5 numerical value-based) 

Maths paper was Easy and balanced. Numerical value-based type question in Maths was easy.

13:32 (IST)03 Sep 2020
Paper analysis of day 3

Students who had appeared in the JEE Main exam on day 3 found physics a bit difficult, while chemistry lengthy. Sunit Chauhan, a JEE Main aspirant reviewed the paper as moderate and easier compared to the last session. According to Sunit, in physics, the questions in the numerical section were tougher, while in chemistry, it was lengthy. "The numerical portions in all the three papers- maths, physics, chemistry were lengthy and difficult. In maths, the questions were asked from co-ordinate geometry, calcilus and algebra, and in chemistry, questions were asked from physical, inorganic and organic chemistry," the candidate said.

10:51 (IST)03 Sep 2020
Pokhriyal congratulates students for participating in entrance

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal congratulated students who are appearing for the entrance during COVID-19 pandemic. "I would like to congratulate all the students that they have also studied in these extreme circumstances and are also participating in the examination today," Nishank tweeted.

21:07 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Physics was easier than January attempt

Overall physics paper was easy to moderate level. Out of 25 questions, 20 questions were based on theory and concepts. This paper is much easier than the paper of January attempt. All topics have been covered in this paper and overall it was an easy paper, said Saurabh Kumar, Director Academics, Vidyamandir Classes

20:12 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Paper analysis of shift 2

The students who had appeared in shift 2 rated the paper as difficult, while Physics as moderate, and Chemistry easy. In Maths, the questions were mostly from chapters of Algebra, Calculus and Geometry

16:26 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Expert's analysis on paper 2

-The overall level of the exam was Easy to Moderate. 

-The physics section was considered difficult.

-Maths was moderate and lengthy.

-Students were able to attempt 13-14 questions with ease.

-Chemistry was easy.

-Questions were directly based on NCERT (60-70%).

-Questions were uniformly asked from whole syllabus in each of the subjects.

- Analysis by Navin C Joshi VP, Goprep

15:58 (IST)02 Sep 2020
How students reviewed JEE Main 2020

Sahil Agarwal, a JEE Main aspirant in Kolkata said, “The paper was comparatively easier than the last session. The numerical part in all the three papers was lengthy and concept-based. The students can expect a cut-off of varies between 85 to 90.”

14:54 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Some tricky questions and most calculation based, claim students

JEE main paper was lengthy as compared to last year. The paper was calculation based. Chemistry was on tougher than usual. Paper was in sync with the January pattern. Students have felt the paper lengthy as the number of questions decreased as compared to last year. Around 2-3 questions in maths & physics were tricky," said Saurabh Kumar, Director Academics, Vidyamandir Classes 

13:54 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Paper analysis of shift 1

The students who had appeared in the Joint Entrance Examination- JEE Main today rated the overall paper as moderate, with Maths being toughest. The candidates sharing their review with said that the Maths portion was the toughest of all, Physics- moderate, and Chemistry- easy. According to Ramesh Batlish, head FIITJEE, “Though the paper was comparatively easy than the last session, but candidates faced difficulties in solving the Maths paper, while Chemistry part has balanced questions, and can be termed easier. The Physics was part was moderate, while students took time to solve the numerical section as it was lengthy.”

12:11 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Ramesh Pokhriyal wishes 'all the best' to students taking JEE today

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has wished all the best to students taking JEE Main today. The minister in his tweet mentioned, "Today, the second day examinations of JEE have started successfully, according to the information I have received, concrete arrangements have been made by all the state governments with proper arrangements in compliance with the health guidelines issued by the Government of India." The minister also appealed to students to follow the COVID-19 guidelines, and take the exam with patience.

11:03 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Candidates arriving at JEE Main centres in West Bengal
11:00 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Special trains for JEE, NEET candidates

Indian Railways has decided to run 20 pairs of special trains from September 2 to 15 for the convenience of those appearing for these exams in Bihar. Railways decided to run 20 pairs of special trains from September 2 to 15 for the convenience of those appearing for these exams in Bihar.

09:59 (IST)02 Sep 2020
65-70% attend Day 1 of JEE Main

The first day of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main saw relatively low attendance of approximately 65% to 70%, according to a government official. About 1 lakh candidates were expected to appear for Paper 2 Tuesday. From Wednesday onward, JEE Main paper 1 or BE, BTech entrance exams have begun

09:46 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Important topics from Mathematics for JEE Main

During the exam, picking up problems on the basis of easy, medium and difficult and attacking them in this order goes a long way in ensuring success as initial success generates confidence and calms down the mind to think more analytically for the remaining more ticklish problems. Distribution of Mathematics chapters shows that chapters like 3-Dimensional Geometry, Applications of Derivatives, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability and Matrices and Determinants constitute a higher number of questions in JEE Main, said Aakash Chaudhry, director and CEO Aakash Educational Services.

09:41 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Important topics from Chemistry

Chapter-wise distribution in Chemistry suggests that Chemical bonding and molecular structure, Biomolecules, Polymer, Aldehyde Ketone and Carboxylic acids, Equilibrium, Coordinate compounds etc. Constitute the major part of the Chemistry paper. JEE for chemistry is straight forward and based only on the facts given in the NCERT book, said Aakash Chaudhry, director and CEO at Aakash Educational services

09:39 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Important topics for physics

"Up to JEE(Main) level, studying Physics is easy but scoring marks in it is not that simple. For this, you must be fast, accurate and smart. Using discretion and picking up the right questions during exam is a very important part of your exam strategy Concepts in physics by Dr. HC Verma is a great source for strengthening the basics after completing NCERT book. Chapters like System of Particles and Rotational Motion, Current Electricity, Electrical Potential and Capacitance, Ray Optics and Units and Measurement etc. are the important ones," said Aakash Chaudhry, Director and CEO, Aakash Educational Services Limited.

22:14 (IST)01 Sep 2020
Lack of transport hassle JEE Main candidates in West Bengal

Candidates appearing for JEE Main West Bengal had a difficult time reaching their test centres on Tuesday morning owing to heavy rain and lack of transport. The government had asked all state transport utilities to commence bus services from 5 am in view of the exam, but several candidates in North 24 Parganas, Berhampur, Malda and Siliguri claimed that they had to wait for hours, braving downpour, to get a bus to reach their test centres.

15:07 (IST)01 Sep 2020
Numerical section lengthier than January exam

The level of difficultly was easy as compared to the January session of JEE Main. Paper-2 as per feedback from students was easy. In the mathematics section had lengthy numerical based questions as compared to the January session of the same paper as questions involved more calculations, claim students. All chapters covered in calculus and coordinate geometry.

14:18 (IST)01 Sep 2020
Personal masks not allowed, told JEE aspirants

Personal masks were not allowed. Every student was given a fresh surgical mask at entry. Every student was made to go through a sanitizing station were they had to sanitize themselves through a foot press lever. Students reported that entry was stopped after 8:30 am. Students were not allowed to carry anything inside the examination hall except a pencil box for drawing, admit card and aadhar card. Transparent water Bottles were allowed.

The exams after being postponed twice are being conducted. (Representational image)

NTA JEE Main 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: The students are required to follow the COVID-19 guidelines at the time of appearing for the exam. The students without a face mask and other COVID measures will not be allowed to appear for the exam. The candidates are advised to enter the exam hall well before time considering the strict procedure to be followed including careful frisking and checking.

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