The exam for the January session of JEE Mains Paper 2 was held on 6th January 2020 for the admission for the course of Bachelors of Architect in various institutes of India. In the JEE Mains Exam Analysis 2020 includes good attempts, a number of questions asked, and the difficulty level of the exam.

JEE Main Exam Analysis 2020

The aspirants who are willing to take admissions in the B.Arch in the National Institute of Technology (NTI) and Centrally funded Technical institutes (CFTIs), then they must be aware of the details of JEE Mains Exam Analysis. The JEE Mains Paper 2 has been scheduled between January 6th, 2020, to January 11th, 2020. This complete article will give a fair idea on the exam analysis, pattern, list of colleges, and other related information on the JEE Mains Paper 2.

JEE Main Exam Overview

Exam conducting Institute National Testing Agency (NTA)
Paper Pattern Mathematics- 25 Questions-100 Marks
Aptitude- 50 Questions- 200 Marks
Drawing Test- 2 Questions- 100 Marks
Total Time Duration 3 Hours
Exam Level of Difficulty  High
Institutes taking admission In Architecture and Planning Programmes, GTIs and NITs. 
Exam Mode Online (Offline-Drawing Paper)

JEE Mains Paper 2 Exam Analysis 2020

The level of the exam was difficult. The questions were asked from the syllabus of XI and XII. Here is some detail about the questions asked in the exam.

JEE Main Exam Analysis for Mathematics

Most of the questions were asked from the syllabus of class XI in mathematics. The topics were- Distance, Geometry, integration & differentiation, 3D Coordinate Geometry, etc.

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Analysis for Drawing

There are 2 sections in the drawing exam. The second question has the choice to do any one of them from 3 questions. Questions were based on topics like a cylinder, school playground, gymnast, grandparents' face, etc. The level of the exam is difficult as the review was given by the candidates.

JEE Mains Exam Pattern

The JEE Mains Exam Pattern consists of three papers Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing Test. All the segments with maximum marks and a number of questions have been given in detail. The total time duration for the JEE Mains Paper 2 is about 3 hours. The exam pattern has been given below-

Topics Total Number of Questions Maximum Marks  Time Duration
Mathematics 25+5* 100 3 Hours
Aptitude  50 200
Drawing Test 2 100
Total 82 400

JEE Main Exam Analysis

JEE Mains Exam Previous Year Analysis

JEE Mains Paper 2 exam has been conducted successfully in the April session of 2019, and the exam was conducted in two phases Phase 1 and Phase 2. The exam comprises three sections Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test, and the total marks are 400. The hardest part, as per the JEE student's review, was the mathematics part, while the aptitude section was relatively tricky.


Among all the three sections of the examination, mathematics was the toughest. Maximum questions were asked from the calculus chapter. Questions are entirely different from the January examination. For some students, this section was difficult, while others concluded that the paper's difficulty level was expected.


The questions in the Aptitude segment was tricky but on an easy side. Around 10 to 15 questions were asked from GK and the location of places with architectural importance. Most students felt that this section was the easiest among all the others.

Drawing Test: 

The drawing examination of JEE Mains was a long paper, but it was much easier. In the first question, the students were tested on their imagination and creativity level. Next, the candidates were asked to make a drawing out of a cube, and the second question was a little bit complicated. A flower was given, and students were asked to sketch out its replica. In the last question, students were asked to draw a professor teaching a classroom in a rear-view.

JEE Mains Exam Preparation Tips and Strategies

If you are preparing for JEE mains paper 2 you need to have a proper strategy to make ends meet. The score of JEE Mains will be acceptable in approximately 850 B.Arc different NITs and architect institutes.

These are some of the steps for better management strategies and study plans for JEE mains paper 2-

  • Candidates must distinguish between important and less important topics. Segregating the topic will help the students to give more weightage to the segments holding higher marks in paper 2.
  • If candidates want to get some perspective about the Drawing Test section, then they can gather study materials from engineering drawing books.
  • Candidates need to analyze each and every minute detail of the objects and draw the dimensions accordingly. Drawing test of architecture entrance examination as more about design ideas than aesthetics.
  • The golden rule for the Mathematics paper is to practice easier questions and then move to the difficult ones so that candidates can proceed in an organized way and solve questions efficiently.
  • The more the candidates practice and solve maths problems, the lesser will be the chances of making mistakes, and thus it improves the overall scorecard in JEE mains paper 2.

JEE Mains Exam Cut-Off Scores

The result declaration of JEE Mains will be done on January 31st, 2020. Almost all the architectural colleges that accept the marks of JEE Mains and the eligibility parameter has been set by the opening and closing marks of the candidates. In B.Arch Degree, all the esteemed School of Planning & Architecture and NITs close their ranking at 3000. If candidates are aspiring to get admission in the top School of Planning & Architecture, then require an AIR within the 500 rankings.

Colleges accepting JEE Mains Marks

These are the list of colleges that accept the scorecard of JEE Mains Paper 2 for admission in B.Arch for a duration of 5 years.

List of Architectural Colleges Cities
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal
National Institute of Technology Calicut
National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur
Mizoram Aizwal University Aizwal
National Institute of Technology Patna
National Institute of Technology Raipur
National Institute of Technology Rourkela
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli
BITS, Mesra Ranchi
School of Planning & Architecture Bhopal
School of Planning & Architecture New Delhi
School of Planning & Architecture Vijaywada
Department of Architecture, Jamia Milia Islamia University New Delhi
Chandigarh College of Architecture Chandigarh
SRM University Chennai
Punjab Technical University Patna
PM College of Engineering Sonepat
Himgiri Zee University Dehradun
Gitam Institute of Technology Vishakhapatnam
Deenbandhu Chottu Ram University Sonepat
Dehradun Institute of Technology Dehradun
ICL Institute of Architecture Ambala
Faculty of Technology and Engineering Vadodara
MGMs Jawaharlal Nehru Engg. College 3D Aurangabad