JEE Main 2020: Paper 1 Analysis 9th January 2020

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JEE Main 2020: Paper 1 Analysis 9th January 2020

NTA conducted Paper 1 (BE/B.Tech) of JEE Main 2020 today, on 9th January in two sessions – Morning and Afternoon or two shifts – Shift 1 and 2. It was Day 3 of Paper 1 as the exam was held on January 7th and 8th as well. The exam was conducted across the nation, in the designated centres. The morning session was held from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM and the afternoon session was held from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM.

We provided the analysis for the exams held on 7th and 8th January 2020, and we have the latest analysis for today’s exam as well. The difficulty level was easy to moderate for today’s exam. For the exam held on 7th January, the difficulty level was easy to moderate too. For 8th January’s exam, students found the exam to be a little difficult.
Let’s understand the detailed analysis and major highlights of the exam. Read on:

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Paper Analysis of JEE Main 7th January Paper Analysis of JEE Main 8th January

Morning Session – Shift 1 (9.30 AM to 12.30 PM)

As per the early analysis, the level of the morning session exam was easy to moderate. Chemistry was again a walk in the park for the students. Physics and Maths were almost of the same level as previous days’ exams.

Maths section was a bit tough for some of the students while some found Physics more difficult than Maths. Most questions were NCERT based in all sections. Some of the questions were also from previous year exams as well.

Major takeaways from the morning session:

  • Physics was a bit tricky and had confusing questions.
  • Chemistry was considerably easier and questions didn’t require too much time to solve.
  • There were a lot of calculative questions in the Mathematics section.
  • Class 12th syllabus was mostly covered in the exam.
  • Numerical Value Type questions were easy in Chemistry, time-taking in Maths and tough in Physics.

Following are the major subject-wise topics that were covered in the exam:

ResistanceAlgebraChemical Bonding
Modern PhysicsConic SectionOrganic Reactions
Dipole MovementBinomial ExpressionAldehyde Groups
ElectrostaticsDifferential CalculusChemistry in Everyday Life
SemiconductorsIntegrationCoordination Compounds

Afternoon Session – Shift 2 (2.30 AM to 5.30 PM)

Those who appeared for the afternoon session found the exam to be moderately difficult and a bit lengthy. In the Chemistry section, the questions were mostly NCERT based. In Physics, most questions were from class 11th. Mathematics had most questions from class 12th.

Major takeaways from the afternoon session:

  • The exam was mostly concept-based.
  • It was a balanced paper, but numerical questions were time-taking.
  • Mathematics was difficult, Chemistry was really easy, and Physics was average.
  • There were almost equal questions from Class 11th and Class 12th.
  • Numerical Value Questions were easy but lengthy.

Following are the major subject-wise topics that were covered in the exam:

Thermodynamics3DChemical Bonds
ElectrostaticsVectorOrganic Chemistry
Significant DigitsProbabilityBiomolecules
Centre of MassSequencePolymers
Moment of InertiaArithmetic ProgressionChemistry in Everyday Life


Overall, today’s exam was found relatively easier than yesterday’s exam. However, students were of a different opinion about the type of questions asked. We hope that those who attempted the exam today gave their best and will get a great percentile.

However, there’s one thing to be remembered – JEE Main 2020 will be held in April as well. Those who couldn’t quite perform well in the January attempt can opt for taking the exam in April too.

Practise is the key to crack JEE and you can always practise by taking myPAT’s mock test to boost your preparation.


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