# JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme & Types of Questions

Exams Prep. Master | Updated On - Oct 5, 2021

JEE Advanced 2021 is a computer-based exam, it consists of 2 papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) of 3 hours duration each. Both these papers are compulsory and IITs haven’t fixed a pattern for these papers. The conducting IIT always changes up the exact type of questions each year. Read JEE Advanced Syllabus

JEE Advanced has MCQs, numeric value-based answer questions etc. An exclusive feature of JEE Advanced is that the marking scheme for JEE Advanced comprises full, zero and partial marks. Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) is held separately after JEE Advanced.

Based on previous years’ statistics/trends, we have enlisted the marking scheme and exam pattern for JEE Advanced 2021. Read on to know more about JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Pattern.

Highlights

Organising Institute IIT Delhi
Mode of Examination Computer Based
Medium of Examination English/Hindi
Number of Papers 2 – Paper 1 & 2
Number of Sections 3 – Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
Time Duration of Exam 3 hours each
Types of Question MCQs and Numerical value based

Marking Scheme

## JEE Advanced 2021 Marking Scheme

The number of questions in JEE Advanced is not fixed. They vary every year. So, maximum marks cannot be defined. From the previous years’ analysis, here we have inferred the marking scheme of JEE Advanced Pattern 2021. Candidates can check the expected marking scheme from the table below:

Section Question type Marks awarded Negative Marking
1 Single correct answer 3 -1
2 1 or more correct answer 4 -1
3 Numerical Value Answer Based Question 3 0

Paper-2 also consists of 10 sets of questions and the marking scheme followed is as follows:

Section Question type Marks awarded Negative Marking
1 1 or more correct options 4 -1
2 Numerical Value Based Answer 3 0
3 List Match Sets 3 -1
Previous Years Pattern

## Previous Years JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

Here we are providing previous year exam patterns of JEE Advanced Paper 1 & 2. The below tables represent the year wise changes introduced in the JEE Advanced exam pattern:

### JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2019- Paper I

Unattempted questions will contribute no marks

Section Type of Question Number of Questions Marking Scheme
1 Full Marks Partial Marks Negative Marks Maximum Marks for the Section
A single option is correct 4 +3 for choosing the correct response N/A -1 for an incorrect response 12
2 1 or more correct options 8 +4 for choosing all the right options +3: If 4 options are correct and 3 correct options are chosen +2: If 3 or more options are correct and 2 correct options are chosen +1: If 2 or more options are correct but 1 correct option is selected -1 for an incorrect response 32
3 Numerical Value Based Answer 6 +3 for entering the correct response N/A N/A 18

### JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2018 - Paper I

Pattern Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single digit integer Single option is correct
Number of Questions 6 8 2
Max. Marks +4 +3 +3
Partial Marks (if only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer) +3 - If all the four options are correct but only three options are chosen +2 - If three or more options are correct but only two options are chosen, both of which are correct options. +1 - If two or more options are correct but only one option is chosen and it is a correct option No partial marking No partial marking
Negative Marking -2 No negative marking -1
Total Marks 24 24 12

### JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2018 - Paper II

Pattern Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single digit integer Single option is correct
Number of Questions 6 8 4
Max. Marks +4 +3 +3
Partial Marks (if only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer) +3 - If all the four options are correct but only three options are chosen +2 - If three or more options are correct but only two options are chosen, both of which are correct options. +1 - If two or more options are correct but only one option is chosen and it is a correct option No partial marking No partial marking
Negative Marking -2 No negative marking -1
Total Marks 24 24 12

### JEE Advanced Paper 1 Pattern (2017)

Pattern Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single digit integer Single option is correct
Number of Questions 7 5 6
Max. Marks +4 +3 +3
Partial Marks (if only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer) +1 No partial marking No partial marking
Negative Marking -2 No negative marking -1
Total Marks 28 15 18

### JEE Advanced Paper 2 Pattern (2017)

Pattern Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single correct option Single correct option (paragraph based)
Number of Questions 7 7 4
Max. Marks +4 +3 +3
Partial Marks (if only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer) +1 No partial marking No partial marking
Negative Marking -2 -1 No negative marking
Total Marks 28 21 12

### JEE Advanced Paper 1 Pattern (2016)

Pattern Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single digit integer Single option is correct
Number of Questions 8 5 5
Max. Marks +4 +3 +3
Partial Marks (if only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer) +1 No partial marking No partial marking
Negative Marking -2 No negative marking -1
Total Marks 32 15 15

### JEE Advanced Paper 2 Pattern (2016)

Pattern Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single correct option Single correct option (paragraph based)
Number of Questions 8 6 4
Max. Marks +4 +3 +3
Partial Marks (if only correct answer is marked and no incorrect answer) +1 No partial marking No partial marking
Negative Marking -2 -1 No negative marking
Total Marks 32 18 12

### JEE Advanced Paper 1 Pattern (2015)

Pattern Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single digit integer Match the following
Number of Questions 10 8 2
Max. Marks +4 +4 +3
Negative Marking -2 No negative marking -1
Total Marks 40 32 16

### JEE Advanced Paper 2 Pattern (2015)

Pattern Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Question Type 1 or more correct options Single digit integer 1 or more correct options (paragraph based)
Number of Questions 8 8 4
Max. Marks +4 +4 +4
Negative Marking -2 No negative marking -2
Total Marks 32 32 16
Syllabus

For both paper 1 and paper 2, questions will be asked from class 11 and 12 syllabus. Candidates who are interested in pursuing B.Arch have to appear for AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test).

Mentioned below is the section wise syllabus for JEE Advanced 2021:

Physics Chemistry Mathematics
General Physics Gaseous and liquid states Algebra
Mechanics Atomic structure and chemical bonding Trigonometry
Thermal Physics Energetics Analytical Geometry
Electricity and Magnetism Surface chemistry Differential Calculus
Optics Solutions, Solid state, Chemical kinetics, Electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium Integral calculus
Modern Physics Alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, benzene, phenol, carbohydrates, amino acids and peptides, polymers Vectors
- Isolation/preparation and properties of non-metals, Preparation and properties of compounds, Transition elements (3d series), Preparation and properties of compounds, Ores and minerals, Extractive metallurgy, Principles of qualitative analysis -

AAT Pattern

## JEE Advanced 2021 AAT Pattern

Just like JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Pattern, the AAT pattern is not fixed either. Check the brief exam pattern of AAT:

• Mode of Examination: Offline
• Duration of Exam: 3 hours
• Language Medium: English
• Sections: Freehand Drawing, Geometrical Drawing, Three Dimensional Perception, Imagination and Aesthetic Sensitivity, Architectural Awareness.

Exam Day Guidelines

## JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

• Candidates must reach 20 minutes in advance to JEE Advanced Exam Centres.
• Kindly read the exam day instructions written on the admit card and don’t carry any of the prohibited items to the exam hall.
• Carry the admit card and Id proof along with you.
• Do not leave the exam center without submitting ORS sheet and calculation sheet
• Candidates must coordinate during the ID verification and biometric verification.
• The computers will be assigned to you, your name shall be displayed on it. Check the details and login carefully when instructed to.
• Rough should be done only on the pad provided. No extra scribble bad will be provided to the candidate, so use it properly.
• No extra time shall be given to complete the exam, so candidates must keep a check on time and complete their exam.
Exam Pattern FAQs

## JEE Advanced 2021 Exam Pattern FAQs

Ques. Is negative marking also applicable on Numerical Answer Value Based Questions in JEE Advanced 2021?

Ans. No, Numerical value answer based questions are free of negative marking. 3 marks each are added if one answers the numerical value answer based questions correctly.

Ques. What are the total marks in JEE Advanced Question Papers?

Ans. The number of questions in JEE Advanced is not fixed. They vary every year. So, maximum marks cannot be defined.

Ans. There is no fixed pattern for JEE Advanced, however based on the previous year, the type of questions are as follows:

Section Question type Marks awarded Negative Marking
1 Single correct answer 3 -1
2 1 or more correct answer 4 -1
3 Numerical Value Answer Based Question 3 0

Ques. Is there any partial marking in JEE Advanced?

Ans. The questions with one or more correct answers have partial marking. 4 marks are added for a perfect answer, for partially correct responses the criteria is as follows:

• +3 - If all the four options are correct but only three options are chosen
• +2 - If three or more options are correct but only two options are chosen, both of which are correct options.
• +1 - If two or more options are correct but only one option is chosen and it is a correct option
• There is negative marking for incorrect responses.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

See more news