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NTA Revamps JEE Advanced Marking Scheme: New Marking for Numerical Value Questions and Negative Marking Included!

November 08, 2023
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In a significant decision, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has revised the marking scheme for the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) (JEE Advanced), the engineering entrance exam for Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and other top engineering colleges. The revised scheme will be effective from the JEE Advanced 2024 exam.
JEE Advanced Exam 2024: New Marking Scheme Explained!

The New Marking Scheme for JEE Advance 2024

Sl.No

Section

Details

Marks

1.

Marking Scheme for MCQs

Correct answers or the closest answer

4+ marks

Incorrect answers

-1 marks

Unanswered 

No marks (0)

2.

Marking Scheme for Numerical questions

Correct answer

4+ marks

Incorrect answer

-1 marks

Unanswered

No marks (0)


These changes aim to make the exam more challenging and to ensure that it is good for students' problem-solving skills. For numerical value questions (NVQs), which previously received either full marks or zero marks. Under the new scheme, candidates will receive 4+ marks for correct numerical answers, even if the closest correct answer, and negative marks for every wrong question.

This change aims to reduce the element of chance in the exam and encourage candidates to attempt more questions. The NTA has also announced a slight increase in the number of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) while maintaining the weightage of different subjects.

Each subject will be divided into two sections. Section A and Section B:

  • The first section, Section A, will consist of multiple-choice questions.

  • The second section, Section B, will contain questions for which you will need to provide a numerical answer. 

  • In Section B, you can choose to answer any five out of the ten questions provided. Negative markings will be applied for both Section A and Section B.

  • For Section B questions, you will need to enter the correct whole number. 

  • Or in Section B, your answer should be rounded off to the nearest whole number.

Subject-wise Distribution of Marks and Questions for JEE Advance Exam 2024

JEE Advance 2024 - Paper 1 B.E/B.Tech Paper Pattern for all subjects:

Paper 1: B.E./B.Tech. in Computer Based Test 9CBT) mode only

Sl.No

Subject

Section A

Section B

Marks

1.

Physics

20*

10*

100

2.

Mathematics

20*

10*

100

3.

Chemistry

20*

10*

100

Total

90

300


JEE Advance 2024 - Paper 2 B.Arch part 1, 2 and 3 Paper Pattern:

Paper 2A (B.Arch): Part 1 and Part 2 CBT mode only* Part 3 in pen and paper based (Offline) mode*

Sl.No

Subject

Section A

Section B

Marks

1.

Part 1: Mathematics

20*

10*

100

2.

Part 2: Aptitude Test

50

200

3.

Part 3: Drawing Test

02

100

Total


82

400


JEE Advance 2024 - Paper 2B B.Planning part 1, 2 and 3 Paper Pattern:

Paper 2B (B.Planning) Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only

Sl.No

Subject

Section A

Section B

Marks

1.

Part 1: Mathematics

20*

10*

100

2.

Part 2: Aptitude Test

50

200


Part 3: Planning 

25

100

Total

105

400


(Note: * indicates all the optional questions. For Example: From 10 questions students are required to answer 5 questions.)

 

The two sections of each subject test different skills. Multiple-choice questions assess your understanding of concepts, while numerical-answer questions require calculations and precise answers. Be mindful of the negative marking for both sections.


Also Read: JEE Main 2024 Exam Pattern


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