IIT JEE Exam Pattern 2021 | JEE Main New Exam Pattern

IIT JEE exam is conducted in two parts - JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Here we will see the JEE exam pattern including new changes in JEE Main paper pattern, questions type, subject & section-wise marks distribution and answering students queries.

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JEE Main New Exam Pattern 2021

The new changes in JEE Main exam pattern.

  • There will be a total of 75 questions in JEE Main Paper-1, instead of 90.
  • Each section (Physics, Chemistry, Math) will have 25 questions, instead of 30.
  • 20 questions will be MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) and 5 questions will have answers to be filled as Numerical values.
  • Every correct answer for numerical value type questions will give you 4 marks while 0 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • Each section is of 100 marks. Total marks is 300.
  • The JEE Main second shift will be conducted between 03:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m.

Note: To answer a question, the candidates need to choose one option corresponding to the correct option. However, after the process of challenges of the key, if more than one option is found to be correct then the multiple correct options will be given the four marks (+4). Any incorrect option marked will be given the minus one mark (-1). Unanswered/Marked for review will be given no marks. In case, a question is dropped/ignored, all candidates will be given four marks(+4) irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.

JEE Main Subject-wise Questions and Marks Distribution

Exam Mode : Online (Computer-Based Test). Questions Type : Multiple choice + Answer to be filled as Numerical value. Total Questions : 75. Total Marks : 300. Exam Duration : 3 hours. Negative Marking : Yes (-1 for each wrong answer, only for MCQs).

Given below is the JEE Main subject-wise questions and marks distribution.

Subject Number of Questions Total Marks
Mathematics 25 100
Physics 25 100
Chemistry 25 100

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JEE Main New Exam Pattern - Answering Students Queries

How to prepare for the new exam pattern of JEE Main?

To prepare for the new exam pattern of JEE Main, you need to practice numerical value type questions along with MCQs and solve mock tests of JEE Main new paper pattern.

Will the change in the exam pattern make JEE Main difficult to crack?

Not really. The total number of questions have become less i.e. 75 questions in place of 90, but the exam duration is the same i.e. 3 hours. Solve numerical type questions and new JEE Main pattern tests to crack JEE Main.

What is the meaning of Numerical Value based questions in JEE Mains?

For Numerical Value based questions in JEE Main, you have to enter the correct numerical value in integer/ decimal notation. If the correct numerical value is entered, you will be awarded 4 Marks. If you enter the wrong value, 0 marks will be given. Example of a Numerical value based question : The number of 5 digit numbers which are divisible by 4, with digits from the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} and the repetition of digits is allowed, is _____.

How to practice numerical value type questions for JEE Main?

Numerical type questions are asked in JEE Advanced. You can practice numerical value type questions from JEE Advanced previous years papers and coaching modules. Numerical type questions have no negative marking so you should attempt all 15 questions in mock tests and JEE Main exam.

From which chapters, numerical value type questions will be asked in JEE Main?

Numerical value type questions can be asked from any chapter in the JEE Main syllabus. Analyse previous JEE Advanced papers to see if there are any topics from which numerical type questions come regularly in the exam.

What are Integer type questions in JEE Main new pattern?

Integer type questions are the same as Numerical value type questions explained here.

How to solve the Numerical value (Integer) type questions in JEE Main?

There will be a total of 15 numerical value type questions (5 each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) in JEE Main. Tips to solve the numerical value (integer) type questions in the JEE Main.

How is the change in exam pattern of JEE Main going to affect the level of questions?

The difficulty level of multiple choice questions expected to be just like previous years JEE Main papers. About the difficulty level of numerical questions, it will remain below JEE Advanced level.

How to practice mock tests of JEE Mains new pattern?

Since numerical type questions are part of JEE advanced paper, your coaching modules and test series would be the ideal choice to practice mock tests of JEE Main new pattern. You can also practice mock tests of the new JEE Main exam pattern here : JEE Main Online Test Series.

Is NTA going to increase the difficulty level of the JEE Main paper after new changes?

The difficulty level of JEE Main can't be predicted in advance, whether it's before the new changes or after the changes in exam pattern. JEE Main aspirants just need to practice new types of questions introduced this year and don't think about the difficulty level of the exam.

What will be considered good marks after the arrival of the new pattern in JEE Main?

Although there is no safe score that is considered good, you must try to score above 220 marks in JEE Main after the change in pattern. Remember, it should not be the final target, the goal is to keep improving your JEE Main score by solving online mock tests.

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2021

Exam Mode : Online (Computer-Based Test). Questions Type : Multiple Choice. Total Questions : Not fixed (108 in JEE Advanced 2019). Total Marks : Not fixed (372 for JEE Advanced 2019). Exam Duration : 6 hours (Paper 1 - 3 hours, Paper 2 - 3 hours). Negative Marking : Yes (-1). Language : English, Hindi.

Given below is the JEE Advanced exam pattern.

  • JEE Advanced examination will be conducted in online mode only. JEE Advanced is a computer based test where the questions will appear on a computer screen along with the options. There will be four (or more) options for each question. The candidate has to click one of the options using a computer mouse which can be reviewed or re-answered any time during the duration of the examination.
  • The JEE Advanced examination will have two papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) of three hour duration each. Both the papers are compulsory. Each question paper will consist of three separate sections - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Detailed topic-wise syllabus of JEE Advanced : JEE Advanced Syllabus
  • Questions Pattern in JEE Advanced Online Test : All questions are of objective type (multiple choice and numerical answer type) questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates; Negative marks will be awarded for incorrect answers to some of the questions.
  • The number of questions and marks distribution is not fixed in JEE Advanced exam, it likes to surprise IIT JEE aspirants every year!
  • The question paper will be in English or Hindi. Candidates must choose question paper language while registering for JEE Advanced. Change of question paper language will not be allowed after the registration.

Related Pages :

JEE Main 2021 Application Form

JEE Advanced Exam Details

IIT JEE Syllabus [JEE Main + JEE Advanced]

JEE Online Courses

IIT JEE Preparation Guide

JEE Main Past Year Papers

JEE Advanced Past Year Papers

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