JEE Main 2020 paper pattern: What are integer-type questions and how to prepare

JEE Main 2020 paper
JEE Main 2020 paper

JEE Main 2020 | The paper pattern for Engineering Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) has been revamped by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Unlike before, where students had to answer 30 MCQs each; now there will be 25 Questions in each paper – Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Out of the 25 questions, 20 will be Multiple Choice Questions whereas 5 questions will be in the integer- type format.

Moreover, the questions in the drawing paper have been reduced from three to two. Besides, there will be an aptitude test which will be of 50 marks.

Notably, the first edition of JEE Main paper will be held from January 6 to January 11 whereas the second edition will be conducted from April 3 to April 9.

The revamping of JEE Main 2020 paper pattern has invited mixed reactions from the students. Most of the candidates are happy as the number of questions has been reduced. However, there is still confusion on the right approach to prepare for the examination, which is to be conducted in just three months from now.

The right approach for students will be to not panic with the sudden change in the exam pattern and instead understand what inters are and how to prepare for them.

What are integer-type questions?

Unlike multiple choice questions, where candidates are provided with options to choose from, the questions in integer type format will not have any options. The only hint is that the answer will be an integer.

Integer type questions will end all the guesswork and test the true merit of the candidates as the answer depends upon the approximations taken to solve the questions. Thus, students need to be extra careful while solving the inter-type questions.

How to prepare for integer-type questions?

In order to master the integer-based questions, students are advice to attempt the mock tests and sample question papers that carry different types of integer-type questions. The regular practice of such questions will help the students in answering the integer-type questions with confidence.

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