The second day of the JEE Main 2020 exam saw an easy to moderate level of difficulty. On 2 September 2020, i.e., the first day of examination for the B.E. and B.Tech courses, the assessment of candidates revealed the difficulty level of the exam. According to the candidates, the section which contained Physics was the most difficult, followed by Chemistry and, finally, Mathematics.
On the first day, B.Arch and B.Planning students attempted the exam. NTA had made proper arrangements considering the COVID-19 safety protocols. All candidates had to wear their face masks all the time and use the sanitizer frequently. The temperature of every candidate was checked before entering the examination venue.
Subject-wise Analysis of JEE Main 2020 Question Paper
There were a total of 75 questions, and the total marks of JEE Main Paper-1 were 300. The paper had three parts, and each part further had two sections. The marking scheme for the MCQs was four marks for a correct response, deduction of one mark for an incorrect answer and, zero if not attempted. The marking scheme for numerical problems was four marks for a correct response, whereas no negative marking for wrong responses.
•Part One: Physics with 25 questions – Sec-I had 20 MCQs with a single correct answer, and Sec-II had five numerical problems.
Overall Impression: According to the students, the difficulty level was moderate. The numerical based questions were more challenging compared to the MCQs.
•Part Two: Chemistry with a total of 25 questions – Sec-I had 20 MCQs with a single correct answer, and Sec-II had five numerical problems.
Overall Impression: According to the students, the difficulty level was moderate. Almost all the chapters were equally covered. There were some direct fact-based questions, while the numerical part was lengthy and time-consuming.
•Part Three: Mathematics with a total of 25 questions – Sec-I had 20 MCQs with a single correct answer, and Sec-II had five numerical problems.
Overall Impression: According to the students, the difficulty level was easy to moderate. Equal weightage was given to all the essential chapters. Numerical problems required lengthy calculations, while the MCQs were moderate.
NTA is currently facing quite a load of difficulties while conducting the examination. Starting from low attendance to the difficulty in commuting to the examination center, especially from the flood-hit areas. Students had earlier urged NTA to postpone the examination. Still, the Supreme Court of India directed that further delay in conducting these crucial examinations (including NEET) will jeopardize the students’ future.
Following this, NTA decided to go on with executing the plan of conducting the examination. Starting from 1 September 2020 till 6 September 2020, JEE Main will take place. On 13 September 2020, NEET 2020 will be conducted and then JEE Advanced. It is indeed a crucial time for the students, and the conditions are not seeming conducive enough for the exams. However, the exams are being conducted, and students do their best to keep up with the struggle.