National Testing Agency (NTA) has conducted the first shift for JEE Main 2021 for B.Tech / B.E (Paper 1) today, from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm. The exam was held smoothly in 828 centers, across India. Overall, the exam was moderate in level of difficulty and was not lengthy. However, students had tough time-solving questions in the physics section. Questions in mathematics were moderate and calculative as reported by the students and the chemistry section was the easiest and largely from NCERT.
The level of paper was like that of the previous year papers. The paper was expected and there were no surprises. However, questions were asked from the deleted syllabus of CBSE.
The new pattern that is internal choices in the paper was a good move and the students were happy. However, some candidates said that they ended up wasting some time in taking the decision on which questions to attempt out of the available choices.
In chemistry, all the MCQs were theory-based. However, the numerical-type questions were calculative. More questions were asked from inorganic and organic than from physical chemistry. There were questions from chemistry in everyday lives, there were match the questions of the following types from polymer, bio-molecules, reactions from mixed concepts, substitution, conversions, coordination chemistry, chemical bonding, surface chemistry, solid-state, etc. There were no questions from s,p,d blocks.
In Maths, questions came from quadratic equations, mathematical reasoning, height and distance, probability, coordinate geometry, arithmetic mean, limit and differentiation, calculus, integration, area under curve, parabola, circle, vector and 3D, matrices and determinants, etc. Also, 2 questions in Mathematics were said to be confusing.
The physics section was dominated by modern physics. Most of the questions required clear basic concepts and were formula-based. Questions came from transistors, diode, kinematics, friction, etc.
JEE Main B.Tech paper (Paper 1) has three sections – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Each section has equal weightage with 20 multiple-choice questions. Each section also has 10 numerical answer type questions, of which candidates have to do any 5 in each section. That means out of the total 90 questions in the paper candidates need to attempt 75 questions. The total marks in the exam are 300.
Shift 1 was held from 9 m to 12 noon. Shift 2 will start at 3 pm and will end at 6 pm. Paper 1 is being held across 828 exam centers in the country.
As many as 19,980 students have registered to appear for JEE Main paper 1 in regional languages, which include Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. 6.09 lakh would be appearing for the English Examination while 22758 have opted for the Hindi language. The total number of candidates registered for the B.E / B.Tech paper is 6,52,627.
JEE Main 2021 exam for Paper 2A (B.Arch) and Paper 2B (B.Planning) was held yesterday. After both the shifts, as per the initial reaction of the students, in the B.Plan paper, the mathematics section got mixed reactions, some said that this section easy while some said it was difficult. Overall the paper was easy. Talking about the second shift of the B.Arch paper, the aptitude section was good but the drawing section was time-consuming. Sketching was easy as per some students. Overall, students are happy with the paper.
This year for the Feb attempt 6,61,761 candidates have registered. For the March attempt, 5,04,540 registrations were received. For the April attempt 4,98,910 students have applied and for the May attempt, 5,09,972 registration have been received. As per the reports 21.75 lakh registrations have been made by JEE (Main) aspirants to take the test in 4 attempts.
The February attempt will end on February 26, 2021. The rest of the 3 attempts are on March 15-18, 2021, April 27-30, 2021, and May 24-28, 2021. The best score of the candidates of all 4 attempts will be used to prepare the AIR for admission.
Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is a national-level examination, conducted by the National Testing Agency. The exam is held for those 10+2 qualified candidates, who seek admission in B.Tech, B.Arch, or B.Plan course. Institutes like NITs, IIITs, CFTIs consider the score of JEE Main for admission. Even private institutes like Thapar and Amrita University grant admission on the basis of JEE Main rank.