All about JEE mains and advanced
IIT JEE is a national-level engineering entrance exam consisting of two stages JEE main and JEE advanced. JEE Main is a screening exam to select the candidates who will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced, which will serve as the final exam to select candidates for admission into prestigious IITs. Every year, the IITs conduct a Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) to select candidates for the 4-year B. Tech, B. Pharm, 5-year B. Arch, Integrated M.Sc., and M. Tech courses.
JEE Mains Exam Paper Pattern 2021
It comprises two papers. Paper 1 is conducted for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, and other prestigious institutions. It is also an eligibility test for JEE Advanced, which is conducted for admissions to IITs. Paper 2 is conducted for admission to B. Arch. and B. Planning courses.
Due to COVID 19 crisis, for 2021, JEE Main will be conducted in multiple sessions from February ’21.
- JEE Main Paper 1 is conducted in online mode in subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, for the duration of 3 hours.
- There are total 90 questions containing 30 questions from each subject (20 MCQ + 10 numerical). Out of these 90 questions, candidates need to attempt any 75 questions i.e. 25 questions from each subject.
- For MCQ type of questions, each correct answer will be given +4 marks and for each incorrect answer -1 will be given. No marks will be deducted for unattempt questions. In case of numerical type of questions, each correct answer will be given +4 marks. No negative marking for incorrect or unattempt questions.
- Total marks for JEE Main Paper 1 are 300.
JEE Advanced Exam Paper Pattern 2021
Admission into various undergraduate programs across IITs is through JEE Advanced.
- It is an objective type online examination consisting of two papers of three hours duration each. Both these papers are compulsory.
- Paper1 and Paper2 will each have three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. All questions will be of Objective Type, designed to test aptitude, comprehension and analytical ability of the candidates.
- Questions will be both MCQs and Numerical value based type. Paper pattern as well as number of questions asked is not fixed and changes every year.
- Negative marks may be given for incorrect answers for some of the questions.
New Selection Procedure of the IIT JEE Main and Advanced
- One entrance exam for admission to IITs, NITs and IIITs.
- The new JEE will consist of 2 Tests i.e. Main Test and Advanced Test which will test problem solving ability in basic science subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Both Tests will be of 3 hours duration each.
- Only the Top 1,50,000 candidates based on performance in JEE (Mains) will qualify to appear in the JEE (Advanced) examination, which will rank candidates for admissions to IITs, provided the candidates are among the top 20% high scorers of their respective boards in class XII examination.
How to Crack IIT JEE Entrance Exam Easily
Start with the NCERT
NCERT books form the base for the JEE entrance exams, especially for the JEE Main. NCERT books will give you a firm grounding of concepts and, thus, are the best books to start your preparation.
Once you are through with a chapter, revise it thoroughly but don’t spend more than 2-3 hours on the revision. Amplify your revision by solving practice questions on the topic from reference books instead. This will help you immediately understand the concepts you have just studied.
Manage your Time Efficiently
No matter how many efforts you put in or how many papers you solve, if you do not utilize your time effectively, you will never be able to complete and practice in time. To keep a better track of the time you allot to various chapters, revision, and practice, you can make use of time management apps.
Take Mock Tests
Practice at home is the most effective when you test yourself at regular intervals. Whenever you are solving a paper, try to analyze the questions or chapters you are facing a problem with and the areas you are quick to solve. After the first mock test, you will have a list of your strong areas as well as the topics that require more attention. Utilize these insights to work on the areas you lack and with each mock test you would find yourself getting better. Also, develop a smart strategy while solving the paper. Never attempt the paper in a sequence and avoid the questions you face difficulty in while solving your mock papers.