JEE Main January 2020 Paper Analysis

JEE Main Analysis 2020

The JEE Mains 2020 examination was conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency) from January 06, 2020, to January 09, 2020, in two shifts per day. The first slot was conducted in the timings from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM, whereas, the second slot was conducted in the timings from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. The exam has three papers instead of two, which included further as a separate paper for B.Arch, B.E./B.Tech, and for B.Planning.

Paper 2 of JEE Main 2020 was held on January 06, 2020, for B. Plan/B. Arch courses, while Paper 1 was held from January 07 to January 09, 2020, for B.E./B.Tech. The first session of the examination has been concluded by the candidates who will be appearing for JEE 2020 Main April session and can check the session analysis on paper wise of national level undergraduate engineering entrance exam. 

2020 JEE Main Paper Analysis will also include a detailed analysis of the question paper. This analysis will enable the attendees or aspirants to analyze the entire question papers, the difficulty level of the exam, and exam pattern, types of questions, marking scheme, and many more.


JEE Main 2020 January Exam Analysis

Let us see on some exam analysis based on students reactions that are noticed by the students after attending the examination.


JEE Main 2020 Analysis - Paper 1: January 09 (Afternoon Shift)

  • Moderate difficulty

  • Questions were mostly asked in Chemistry from Markovnikov reaction, Ideal gas equations, Thermal Expansion, Anti-Markovnikov reaction, and more.

  • As said by students, Physics was the most difficult subject, and Chemistry & Mathematics were moderately difficult.

  • Questions from Mathematics had more weightage from Algebra, Trigonometry, and Continuity & differentiability was dominant.

  • The section Physics had more questions from resistance and Wheatstone bridge.

  • There is equal weightage of questions from Class 11th and Class 12th syllabus.


JEE Main 2020 Analysis - Paper 1: January 09 (Forenoon Shift)

  • Physics was the toughest subject said by many students.

  • The exam was of moderate difficulty.

  • Mathematics had questions from the balanced topics.

  • Chemistry was found to be the easiest section, and many questions were NCERT textbook-based.


JEE Main 2020 Analysis - Paper 1: January 08 (Afternoon Shift)

  • The paper was based on NCERT textbooks.

  • The paper was of moderate difficulty.

  • There were more based on formula questions in Physics.

  • Chemistry and Physics were easy, while Mathematics was tough. Mathematics was lengthy.

  • Three questions were from Co-ordination Compounds in Chemistry.

  • Questions from the Mathematics section included from Coordinate Geometry.

  • From Modern Physics and Optics, very fewer questions were asked.


JEE Main 2020 Analysis - Paper 1: January 08 (Forenoon Shift)

  • The difficulty level is Moderate.

  • The questions were quite easy which are based on Calculus, while the questions on Algebra were tough.

  • Many students found Mathematics as the toughest section

  • The 12th class syllabus questions were difficult in Physics as compared to questions from 11th class.

  • Also, many students found Physics to be a tough section. In Physics, there were questions from Waves and Ray Optics.

  • The question paper was from simple topics but had time-consuming and tricky questions.


JEE Main 2020 Analysis - Paper 1: January 07 (Afternoon Shift)

  • The paper was of a moderate level.

  • Five numerical questions are given from each subject.

  • More questions are from the NCERT and 12th syllabus based.

  • A few students felt there were some time constraints.

  • Also, Physics was a tough section.

  • Mathematics was found to be a difficult section, but Chemistry was the easiest paper.

  • Mostly, there were inorganic questions in the Chemistry section, and there are questions regarding reactions 

  • Numerical questions took time to solve.

  • Around one or two questions were given from Thermodynamics

  • In the Physics section, there were questions from electric fields. Both standards, 11th and 12th syllabus questions were given from Physics

  • Mathematics had more differentiation and integration questions


JEE Main 2020 Analysis - Paper 1: January 07 (Forenoon Shift)

  • Most students found Physics and Mathematics as difficult while Chemistry was easier comparatively.

  • As per the students who attempted for the examination, the paper was moderately difficult.

  • Integer questions were also given in the question paper.

  • There were a total of five numerical value questions.

  • There were more questions from Thermodynamics and Circles in Physics.

  • Six to seven questions are given from the Chemistry section from Organic Chemistry and five to six questions from Inorganic.

  • There were also questions from Coordinate Geometry in Mathematics


JEE Main 2020 Analysis - Paper 2: January 06 (Afternoon Shift)

  • According to the students attended for the afternoon shift, the exam was of moderately difficult.

  • There were four numerical questions from Mathematics and was tough.

  • The aptitude questions majorly consisted of designs which the candidates had to check and tell how it looks like from different views.

  • Drawing sections had questions such as aesthetic values of equilateral triangles and drawing of the diagram.


JEE Main 2020 Analysis - Paper 2: January 06 (Forenoon Shift)

  • More questions are from 11th standard syllabus and Mathematics was of average difficulty.

  • As said by the students who appeared to the examination, the paper was of difficult moderately.

  • Mathematics was not tough, but a bit tricky. Sets & Probability, Coordinate Geometry questions were given.

  • There were questions from the general Aptitude section like viewing the structure of a building from the top, explaining the 3D image, and having to match it with the options.

  • Numerical value questions were not much tough.

  • There were only a less number of questions from theories, and general aptitude had questions on mental ability.

  • The drawing section had questions related to landscape.

  • The students had to draw a gymnast in the drawing section and then use cylinders to make a composition.


Previous Years’ Analysis of JEE Main 

  • As per the previous year’s JEE Main analysis, the examination was difficult moderately.

  • The overall paper was of difficult moderately.

  • Questions were straightforward and simple. However, tricky questions were also given.

  • Mathematics was the most difficult section out of all. Physics was of difficult moderately, and chemistry was a bit tricky but easiest.

  • Most of the questions were based on NCERT textbooks.

  • Organic Chemistry included a few logical questions in Chemistry section, and it was the difficult part.

  • In Mathematics, questions on Coordinate geometry were lengthy.


JEE Main Qualifying Cutoff Trends

Let us come to know the JEE Main paper analysis for past years that are tabulated below.

Category

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

General

89.7548849

74

81

100

105

115

113

OBC - NCL

74.3166557

45

49

70

70

74

70

SC

54.0128155

29

32

52

50

53

50

ST

44.3345172

24

27

48

44

47

45

GEN-EWS

78.2174869

-

-

-

-

-

-

PwD

0.11371730

-

-

-

-

-

-

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Was the January Session’s Chemistry is Easy in JEE Main 2020?

Yes, according to the students’ reaction, questions asked from Chemistry were easy when compared to that of Physics and Mathematics.

2. In JEE Main January 2020, Which Was the Subject Wise Difficulty Level?

According to the students’ reaction, Physics and Mathematics was of moderately difficult level, whereas Chemistry was easier comparatively.

3. Give the Exam Dates of the JEE Main 2020 Second Session

The second session of JEE Main 2020 will be conducted between September 1 to 6.