New Pattern for JEE Mains 2020

The National Testing Agency (NTA) which is the incharge for conducting the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Mains has announced some major changes in the upcoming 2020 paper. It will have lesser no of questions and non Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). 


From next year onwards, there will be three separate papers – one for BE/BTech, second for B.Plan and the third for B.Arch. Earlier, there were two papers – Paper 1 for BE/BTech admission and Paper 2 for BPlan or BArch admission. The NTA decided to introduce this change after consulting a panel of subject experts. There will also be separate eligibility criteria for BArch and BPlan. 


See: Engineering College Admissions Notice


The next year’s exam will see a complete change in exam conducted for BE/BTech. Earlier there used to three section each for the PCM subjects and they had 30 questions each. Now also the three sections will remain, however they would have 25 questions each. Out of 25, 20 would be the MCQs and the rest five would have numerical type answer which the appearing candidate will need to type. 


See: Engineering Entrance Exams


The BArch paper also will have some major changes. Earlier the Part 1 of Maths used to have 30 questions. However, now it would have 25 questions – 20 MCQs and five non-MCQs. The Part 2 which is of Aptitude will have 50 questions as before. The Part 3 of Drawing Test will have two questions.


In the paper of B.Plan, part 1 of Maths will have 25 questions with 20 MCQs and 5 numerical type ones. Part 2 will be Aptitude test with 50 questions. Part 3 will be Planning subject with total 25 questions of MCQs types. 


See: Architecture Entrance Test


There has been a change in the exam schedule as well. The BE/BTech and B.Arch exam will have two shifts – Morning Shift from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and the evening shift from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. B.Plan exam will be held in single shift 2:30 to 5:30 pm. Those who wish to appear for BPlan as well as BArch papers will have their exams from 2:30 to 6 pm. 


In case of any doubt, the students can check the official notification of this exam by clicking the following link: