JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2020 – Getting familiar with JEE Advanced exam pattern is one of the first things that candidates should do while preparing for the final entrance exam. Normally, the exam pattern is set and published by the exam conducting body in their brochure. IIT Roorkee was the authority for JEE Advanced 2019. The good news for candidates is that the overall pattern of JEE Advanced remains more or less the same every year only with minor changes.

However, candidates should clearly understand the pattern of the exam where they will further get to know other details like the types of questions, marking scheme, exam duration and more.

We have provided important information about the JEE Advanced 2020 exam pattern on this page so that candidates can learn everything about the exam and how it is conducted. Go through the rest of the article to get and understand the full details of exam pattern for JEE Advanced.

Highlights of JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

Some of the key highlights of the exam pattern are;

  • The main exam will be conducted in computer-based mode.
  • JEE Advanced consists of 2 papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) and candidates have to appear for both the papers.
  • The question paper consists of three parts: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • There are MCQs and numerical answer type questions which candidates have to attempt.
  • An interesting feature of the JEE Advanced exam is its marking scheme which comprises of full, partial and zero marks scheme.

For better preparation of examination, one should have a better understanding of how the JEE Advanced exam is conducted and how the question paper is set. Besides, knowing the JEE Advanced paper and exam pattern will allow the candidates to get detailed instruction about various things. 

We will further discuss the JEE Advanced paper pattern below.

JEE Advanced 2020 Exam Pattern

Normally, the questions asked in the JEE Advanced paper are quite tough and quite tricky. The exam is further designed to judge not just theoretical knowledge but also reasoning ability, comprehension skills and analytical power of the students. Therefore, it is important to get familiar with the exam and the question paper early on.

The exam is held in an online mode (computer-based test) where students need to have a basic knowledge about the working of a computer and the mouse. Candidates have to use the mouse to click on the right option as the answer.

As mentioned above, the exam consists of two papers viz. paper 1 and paper 2. JEE Advanced Paper 1 and Paper 2 further constitute a total of 54 questions each. The paper is also divided into three sections: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, each having 18 questions. In total, the exam is of 306 mark where each paper carries a total of 183 marks. The duration of each paper is 3 hours and is conducted in either Hindi or English medium. During the exam day, paper 1 usually begins at 09:00 am and goes on till 12:00 pm. Paper 2  starts from 2:00 pm to 05:00 pm.

JEE Advanced Paper 1 pattern (Same for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)

Section Types of questions No. of questions Maximum Marks
Section 1 MCQs with one or more than one correct answer 6 24
Section 2 Numerical value answer type questions 8 24
Section 3 Paragraph based questions (2

paragraphs, each having 2 MCQs with one correct answer only)

4 12

JEE Advanced Paper 2 pattern (Same for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)

Section Types of questions No. of questions Maximum Marks
Section 1 MCQs with one or more than one correct answer 6 24
Section 2 Numerical value answer type questions 8 24
Section 3 Matching type questions with 4 options 4 12

Additionally, candidates can also check out previous year JEE Advanced question papers to understand the exam pattern and be familiar with it.

JEE Advanced Marking Scheme Paper 1

Below students will find detailed information about the marking scheme of JEE Advanced paper.

Section Question Type Total Questions Full Marks Partial Marks Negative Marks Maximum Marks
1 MCQs with 4 options (one or more than one correct options) 6 +4 if only (all) the correct option(s) is (are) chosen +3 if all the four options are correct but only three options are chosen

+2 if three or more options are correct but only two options are chosen, both of the options must be correct

+1 if two or more options are correct buy only one option is chosen and it must be correct

-2 (in all other cases) 24
2 Numerical value answer type questions 8 +3 if only correct numerical value is given 24
3 Paragraph based questions (2

paragraphs, each having 2 MCQs with one correct answer only)

4 +3 if only the correct option is selected -1 in all other cases 12

 

Possible response Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Not attempted 0 0 0
Partial Correct +1 for each correct option selected 0 0
Correct +4 +3 3
incorrect -2 0 -1

JEE Advanced Marking Scheme: Paper 2

Section Question Type Total Questions Full Marks Partial Marks Negative Marks Maximum Marks
1 MCQs with 4 options (one or more than one correct options) 6 +4 if only (all) the correct option(s) is (are) chosen +3 if all the four options are correct but only three options are chosen

+2 if three or more options are correct but only two options are chosen, both of the options must be correct

+1 if two or more options are correct buy only one option is chosen and it must be correct

-2 (in all other cases) 24
2 Numerical value answer type questions 8 +3 if only correct numerical value is given 24
3 Matching type (List I and List II) questions with 4 options 4 +3 if only the correct option is selected -1 in all other cases 12
Possible response Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Not attempted 0 0 0
Partial Correct +1 for each correct option selected 0 0
Correct +3 +4 +3
Incorrect -1 -2 0

Benefits of Knowing The Exam Pattern of JEE Advanced

There are several benefits of knowing the exam pattern for JEE Advanced.

  • It helps candidates in improving their preparation level. It acquaints aspirants with the number and types of questions.  
  • It also gives a clear introspection about the negative marking system that helps examinees to reduce their errors.
  • Develop better time management skills as well as speed and accuracy for the exam.

So, before even starting IIT JEE preparations, it is advisable to have a look at the JEE Advanced paper pattern. It will help you to eliminate the basic errors which you could make during the examination due to the lack of information regarding the marking scheme.

Apart from this candidates should also get a complete overview of the JEE Advanced syllabus. This is an important study material which students should not ignore. Instead, they should go through the syllabus and with the information that is provided in the document they will be able to form a more effective study plan and strategy.

About JEE Advanced 

JEE Advanced which is the second phase of JEE is a national level engineering entrance examination conducted by different zonal IITs usually on a rotational basis every year. Candidates who qualify in the JEE Mains are eligible to appear for IIT JEE Advanced. Further, students are granted admissions into some of the top Indian IITs and NITs or CFITs, etc on the basis of ranks obtained in JEE Advanced exam.

Frequently Asked Questions On JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

Is the JEE Advanced Exam conducted both in online and offline mode?

The JEE Advanced exam is conducted in an online mode where candidates have to write the exam on a computer. The questions are usually objective types as well as several multiple-choice questions are asked. Candidates will be provided with four options as answers where they will have to select the right option.

Is it mandatory for candidates to write both the JEE Advanced papers?

Yes, candidates have to write both JEE Advanced papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. If candidates clear both the papers then only they will be considered to be included in the merit list.

Are any rough sheets provided during the online exam?

Yes, candidates will be provided blank sheets for rough work. All the rough calculations can be done in this. However, these rough sheets have to be submitted at the end of the exam. Candidates have to sign these sheets.

Can the answers be changed at any point during the examination?

Yes, candidates can easily change their answers at any point during the examination.

Is there an option to change the language of the question paper during the exam?

Candidates can view the question paper either in English or Hindi. They can change the language settings at any point during the examination.

To know more about JEE Advanced cut off, registration, eligibility criteria, admit cards, and other related information you can explore BYJU’S website.

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