JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 (7th Jan): Paper was Easier than Last Year

JEE Main (Jan) 2020 | 7th Jan Exam Analysis

By Mohit ChauhanPublished : July 29, 2020 , 16:26 IST
JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 (7th Jan): Paper was Easier than Last Year

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020: NTA has successfully conducted both the shift of JEE Main 2020 paper 1 examination. Hoping everyone of you who had their exam in a first shift today are happy with their performance. 

Many of you who would be eager to know about the exam difficulty level, numerical type questions and many more. In JEE Main paper analysis article, we will give you a detailed analysis of JEE Main exam of 7th Jan morning shift.

JEE Main Analysis 2020: Highlights of the exam

  • The overall level of the exam was Easy to moderate
  • The exam was comparatively easier than last year.
  • Chemistry questions were NCERT based.
  • Numerical questions were calculative and lengthy.

Overall Difficulty level


Level of Difficulty







Overall Paper Analysis of JEE Main 2020 

As per the feedback given by students from various sources, overall level of the exam was easy to moderate. The exam was similar or tad bit difficult in difficulty level as the previous year. The chemistry was easiest of all, questions were directly theory-based. Maths was moderate and doable. Physics was also moderate. Numerical type questions were calculative. We are mentioning the number of questions asked the topic wise and their difficulty level, also mentioning the topics from which NAT questions were asked.

Subject Wise Analysis

JEE Main Analysis & Review of Chemistry: 7th Jan 2020 (Day 1, Morning Shift)

Chemistry Section

Students found this section easier than the other 2 subjects, questions were directly based on NCERT. Number of good attempts for this section is 17-20. Go through the table below for chapter wise distribution.

Chapter Number of Question (SCC) Number of Question (NAT)
Atomic Structure 1  -
Chemical Kinetics and Nuclear Chemistry  - 1
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry  - 1
Equilibrium  - 1
States of Matter and Solutions 2
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen 2
Biomolecules and Polymers 2 1
Hydrocarbons and their substituents 2
Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen 3
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure 2
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties 2
Co-Ordination Compounds 2
D- and F - Block Elements 1
Hydrogen and S block Elements  - 1
P- Block Elements 1
  • No questions were asked from chapters like Surface Chemistry, solid-state.

Physics Section

Physics section was of moderate level. Good conceptual clarity was required for a good number of attempts in this section, scoring well in this section will be the key to a good percentile. Numerical type questions were lengthy and bit calculative in this section. The number of good attempts is 14-17.

Topic Number of Question (SCC) Number of Question (NAT)
AC 1  -
Capacitor 1
Center of Mass 1
Current Electricity ' 1
Electrostatics 1
EM Wave 1
Gravitation 1
KT of Gases 1
Logic Gate/Semiconductor 1
Magnetism 1 1
Mechanical Properties of Solid 1
Modern Physics 1 1
Ray Optics 1
Rotational Motion 1 1
Thermodynamics 1 1
Wave Optics 1 1
Waves/Mechanical Properties of Solid 1
Work Energy Power 1
  • No questions were asked from chapters like Newton's laws of motion, Units and dimension

Mathematics Section

Maths section was more or less of the same difficulty level as Physics. Majority of the questions were asked from Algebra and Calculus. Number of good attempts is 13-17. 

Topic Number of Question (SCC) Number of Question (NAT)
Theory of Equation 1
Permutations and combinations 1  -  
Matrices 1
Binomial 1 1
Determinant 1 -
Complex Number 1  - 
Sequence & Series 1  - 
Definite Integral 1  - 
Differential Equation 1  - 
Differentiation 1  - 
Continuity and Differentiability 1 1
Area under Curve 1 -
Application of Derivative 1 -
Function 1 -
Limits   1
Conic Section 2 -
3d- cordinate geometry 1  
Straight Line   1
Vector 1  
Mathematical Reasoning 1  
Probability 1  
Statistics   1
  • No questions were asked from Trigonometry.
  • Students must be most eager about knowing the level of NAT questions and did they affect the level of the exam. Firstly, NATs were not distributed across the section, i.e NAT questions were present consecutively in the end of each section. Students found NATs bit lengthy and on a calculative side. 

For complete video solution analysis and knowing expected cutoff, watch our session from the link below.

JEE Main 2020 (7th Jan) Shift 1|Difficulty Level, Section Wise Analysis & Expected Cutoff

JEE Main 2020 (7th Jan) Shift 2 Exam Analysis

Download the exact Questions and Answers Pdf of shift 1 and shift 2 from below.

JEE Main 2020, 7th Jan shift 1 Pdf (Questions and answers)

JEE Main 2020, 7th Jan shift 2 Pdf (Questions and answers)

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