The question paper which was entirely MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) based, till last year, will now have 15 questions, 5 each from Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, where candidates “will have answer to be filled as numerical value” reads the exam notification. Rest of the questions will be MCQ based.
While the MCQs will have negative marking in cases where candidate marks a wrong answer, there is no negative marking for the other questions.
Apart from the pattern of the B.Tech paper, many other changes have also been introduced in JEE main this year.
In the architecture (B.Arch) paper there would be 77 questions instead of 81. There would be two questions in the drawing test. The total mark in the exam would be 400. The drawing test would have a total of 100 marks instead of 70.
The planning paper (B.Planning) would have 100 questions in total and maximum marks of 400. Apart from the Mathematics and Aptitude Test, the paper would also have 25 planning based objective questions.