The National Testing Agency has successfully concluded Shift 2 of the JEE Main Paper 2 Exam. This post takes you through detailed information about JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Analysis 2021.

JEE Main Exam Analysis (Paper 2) 2021

JEE exam is conducted in two shifts.  The shift 1 exam is scheduled 9 am - 12 pm and shift 2 for 3 pm - 6 pm.

The exam analysis is provided based on the feedback received from the students who have appeared for the exam. This will help you know the difficulty level of the paper and the type of questions asked.

Section Easy Questions Medium Hard
Mathematics 14 10 06
General Aptitude 30 15 05
Planning 15 06 04

JEE Main Paper 2 Shift 2 Exam Analysis (23 February 2021)

As per the analysis, the overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate.

  • The mathematics section was easier while the general aptitude section was tough.
Section Analysis
Difficulty Level of Mathematics Moderate
Difficulty Level of General Aptitude Easy
Difficulty Level of Drawing Questions/ Planning-Based Questions Moderate

JEE Main Paper 2 Shift 1 Exam Analysis (23 February 2021)

As per the student's review, the overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate.

  • In Mathematics, more weightage was given to topics like vector algebra and coordinate geometry.
  • The aptitude section was relatively tough but the numerical section of the mathematics was very easy, many students claimed.
  • The questions from the general aptitude section were easier compared to other sections.
Section Difficulty Level
Mathematics Easy to Moderate
General Aptitude Easy
Drawing Questions Moderate

JEE Mains Exam Previous Year Analysis

Here is the detailed analysis of the previous year's JEE Main Paper 2 examination. Considering student's feedback, the exam review is updated below. Go through the review to know the difficulty level of the B.Arch and Planning entrance examination. 

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Analysis 2020

April Session

  • Mathematics was once again the difficult section. Most of the questions asked in Mathematics were from topics like Integration, Area-bounded, Differentiation.
  • The aptitude section was the easiest out of all. Most of the questions were to tell about the top-view. There were a total of 5 numerical value questions that were asked from topics such as hyperbola, measurements, and three-dimensional geometry.

January Session

  • The overall difficulty level was moderate. Most of the questions were asked from the syllabus of class XI mathematics. The topics were- Distance, Geometry, integration & differentiation, 3D Coordinate Geometry, etc. 
  • The aptitude section was difficult. The aptitude section mainly had design-based questions where students were asked to determine the correct top view etc from the figure mentioned in the questions.
  • 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 Main Paper 2 Exam Review 2019

April Session

  • 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.
  • The questions in the Aptitude segment were tricky but easy. 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.
  • The drawing examination of JEE Mains was lengthy but easy. 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.

January Session

  • As per students' review, the drawing section was easy while Mathematics was considered difficult. 
  • Compared to previous years, Mathematics was tough and tricky.
  • The aptitude section included full forms of ISRO and NASA. 


What will happen if I do not carry the admit card for JEE Paper 2 to the exam hall?

It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the exam hall. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to write the exam.

Can I download JEE Mains admit card in offline mode?

No. You can download the JEE Mains Paper 2 admit card only in online mode from the official website i.e.

Where can I get JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 exam Question Paper PDF?

You can get the JEE Main Paper 2 Previous year paper PDF by clicking on the direct link provided in the table in the above post.

What type of questions are asked from the drawing section in the JEE Paper 2 exam?

Most of the questions are asked from topics like sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (monuments, public space, festivals, market, street scenes, recreational spaces), landscape (river fronts, jungles, trees, plants), and rural life.

Is the syllabus same for JEE Main Paper 1 and paper 2?

No. The syllabus is different for paper 1 and paper 2 exam of JEE Main.

Is it compulsory to appear for JEE Main Paper 2 Exam?

No. It is not mandatory to appear for the JEE Main Paper 2 Exam. If you are interested in BArch/Bplanning program, then only you can appear for the paper 2 exam.

Is JEE Main Paper 2 easy?

As per the previous year's paper from the last few years, the exam was easier in the 2019 session. In the first stage of the exam, there are 3 sections- Aptitude, Mathematics, and Drawing. Those to clear the Online Written Exam are eligible for the next selection process.