The reporting time for students was 7:00 am however the exam started sharp at 9:00 am. Students were not allowed to carry anything inside the examination hall except pencil box for drawing, Admit Card & Aadhaar Card. Transparent water Bottles were allowed.
Every student was made to go through a sanitizing station where they had to sanitize themselves through a foot press lever. Students reported that entry was stopped after 8:30 am. Personal masks were not allowed. Every student was given a fresh surgical mask at entry. Students reported that physical frisking was not done. Metal detectors were used at the entry gate and no bags or wrist watches were allowed inside.
Students reported that entry started as soon as they were screened at the entry point. Ball Point pens were given inside the examination Hall. Time Clock on the computer screen was provided inside the examination hall.
JEE Main September 01 First Shift B. Arch Paper Analysis
Part-I- Mathematics: This section had a total of 25 questions – Sec-I had 20 Multiple choice questions with Single correct answers & Sec-II had 5 Numerical based questions. Marking scheme for multiple choice questions was +4 for correct response, -1 for incorrect response, 0 if not attempted. Marking scheme for numerical based questions was +4 for correct response and 0 in all other cases. Total marks of this section was 100.
Part-II- Aptitude Section: This section had a total of 50 questions – There were 50 Multiple choice questions with Single correct answers. Marking scheme for multiple choice questions was +4 for correct response, -1 for incorrect response, 0 if not attempted. Total marks of this section was 200.
Part-III- Drawing Section: This section had 2 questions each of 50 marks. Total marks of this section was 100.
The level of difficulty was easy as compared to Jan session of JEE Main Paper-2 as per feedback from students
Mathematics – Easy to Moderate level. Students reported that Numerical based questions were lengthy compared to Jan session of the same paper as questions involved calculations. All chapters covered in calculus and coordinate geometry.
Aptitude – Easy level.
Drawing– Easy level. One question involved drawing an aesthetic composition using rectangles and the other was any one of the Highway scenes or Portrait of your favorite Teacher.
Immediate reaction from students
Overall, the paper-2 was of Easy level as per students compared to the January session. Students were given enough plain papers for rough work. This time, there was no biometric attendance at entry gate, instead, a team of four invigilators came to each student during the exam carrying an orange Tab. The invigilator took photo of student and scanned the Hall Ticket from a distance. Students were made to sit on the ODD numbered seats in this session and were asked not to touch the even numbered seats. There was tight invigilation as per students. No errors were reported in the question papers. The students were made to leave in lots after 12:00 noon. Proper social distancing was followed at the exam centre.
Note: A detailed solutions will be released later once the question papers are uploaded online by NTA.
(This JEE Main exam paper analysis is provided by FIITJEE Team)