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JEE Main 2022: How to Handle Negative Marking?

 

One of the main reasons why JEE Main is considered a tough entrance exam is because of its negative marking. It can change the whole game! Attempting all the questions in JEE Main does not guarantee a higher rank. In fact, if you are not sure enough of the answers, chances are you might end up getting a lower rank due to negative marking. Many students get stressed and wonder how they should attempt the JEE by tackling the negative marking scheme. 

 

5 Things to Note While Preparing for JEE Main to Avoid Negative Marking

 

  • Focus on your silly mistakes 

Since your aim is to solve the maximum number of questions in the exam, you might end up making silly mistakes in the calculations and get the wrong answer. This especially applies to multiple choice questions where they have given the closest answers in options to confuse the students. You must take care of such mistakes while practising questions for JEE Main and ensure that you solve the problems with full concentration. 

You must practice JEE Main mock tests by askIITians, sample papers, and previous year question papers to strengthen your problem-solving skills. Solving such papers will help you understand the pattern of the exam and will make it easier for you to prepare accordingly. 

 

  • Learn to judge your problems 

Many students do not read the question in a hurry and then end up solving the problem in the wrong way. They might apply the wrong formula or use the wrong numbers in the calculation. This can especially happen in the questions with numerical answers. So, you must learn to judge your problems. This means two things. First, you must read the question carefully and second, you must decide whether you can answer the question or not. Sometimes when you read a question in hurry chances are that you misinterpret the question. 

Always read the question carefully in the JEE Main exam. Do not quickly jump to conclusions until you have read the full question. Then, you should be able to make a quick decision about whether solving this question will add up to your marks. If you are a little unsure whether your answer is correct or not, do not take the risk. Avoid negative marking at all costs. 

 

  • Guess skillfully 

Guess work often works in JEE Main but you must do it skillfully. But this does not mean that you keep guessing the answers in the JEE Main without putting any effort. At askIITians, we teach students smart tips for guessing answers to tricky questions where the chances of calculation mistakes are the most. This not only saves their time but also ensures that they do not lose marks due to negative markings. We also teach students some shortcuts on how to solve problems quickly so that students can save time and avoid negative markings. 

You can only learn the skills of guessing through practice. Also, this will apply to a fraction of the questions in the exam. We provide daily practice papers to students who enrol in our online JEE Main coaching classes so that they can master how to solve JEE Main without losing marks due to negative marking. 

 

  • Learn to manage your time 

Another way to save yourself from negative marking is time management. You must understand the exam pattern of JEE Main so that you can build a strategy on how to tackle the paper. You must know how many questions will be asked in the examination and whether there will be an internal choice or not. 

 

The exam pattern of JEE Main 2022 looks something like this: 

JEE Main 2022 Paper Pattern for B.E/B.Tech

Particulars

Details

Exam Mode

Computer-based Examination

Test Duration

Three Hours

Language of Examination

Available in 13 Languages (English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Questions With Numerical Values as Answers

No. of Sections

3 Sections: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry

Mathematics Section Pattern

30 Questions (20 Multiple Choice Questions + 10 Questions with Numerical Value as Answers)

Students have to do any 5 questions out of the 10 questions with numerical value as asswers

Physics Section Pattern

30 Questions (20 Multiple Choice Questions + 10 Questions with Numerical Value as Answers)

Students have to do any 5 questions out of the 10 questions with numerical value as asswers

Chemistry Section Pattern

30 Questions (20 Multiple Choice Questions + 10 Questions with Numerical Value as Answers)

Students have to do any 5 questions out of the 10 questions with numerical value as asswers

Total No. of Questions

90 Questions (75 Questions to be answered, 25 questions in each section)

Total Marks of JEE Mains Exam

300 Marks (100 marks for each section)

JEE Main Marking Scheme

MCQs: 

  • +4 Marks for a correct answer
  • -1 Marks for an incorrect answer
  • 0 Marks for an unattempted question
 

Questions with Numerical Values as answers: 

  • +4 Marks for a correct answer
  • -1 Marks for an incorrect answer
  • 0 Marks for an unattempted question

 

JEE Main 2022 B.Arch/ B.Plan Pattern

Particulars

Details

Mode of Exam

Computer-based examination except for Drawing Test in B.Arch (pen and paper-based mode)

Exam Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Language

Available in 13 Languages (English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.)

Exam Duration

3 Hours

Total No. of Sections

B.Arch (Paper 2A): 3 Sections: Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Drawing Test

B.Plan (Paper 2B): Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Planning Test (MCQs)

Type of questions in B.Arch Paper

Mathematics: MCQs and questions with numerical values as answers

Aptitude- Multiple-choice questions

Drawing- Drawing Aptitude

Type of questions in B.Planning

Mathematics- MCQs and questions with numerical values as answers

Aptitude- MCQs (Multiple choice questions)

Planning- MCQs (Multiple choice questions)

Total No. of Questions

B.Arch: 82 Questions

B.Plan: 105 Questions

Total Marks of JEE Mains Paper 2

400 Marks

Marking Scheme

MCQs: 

  • +4 Marks for a correct answer
  • -1 Marks for an incorrect answer
  • 0 Marks for an unattempted question
 

Questions with Numerical Values as answers: 

  • +4 Marks for a correct answer
  • -1 Marks for an incorrect answer
  • 0 Marks for an unattempted question
 

Drawing Test: Two questions are evaluated out of 100 marks.

 

  • Feedback and progress report 

Last, but not least, here’s what you need to do to avoid losing marks due to negative marking in JEE Main. Make sure to track your progress. Analyse every test you give, every mock test in which you appear to understand where you make mistakes. At askIITians, our teachers provide progress reports on a regular basis for every student so that they can understand their strengths and weaknesses. We also provide regular feedback to students along with counselling and motivate them constantly to do their best in the JEE Main. 

Follow these easy tips and avoid losing marks in the JEE Main due to negative marking. For more help in JEE preparation, consult askIITians. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions
 

  • Is 75% criteria removed from JEE Main? 

Yes, NTA has removed this criterion in JEE Main 2022. Earlier, students who scored 75% or more in Class 12 could participate in the JEE Main. 

 

  • How to crack JEE Main 2022 in a month? 

You must focus on solving mock tests and previous year questions every day. You should also devote some time to revising the topics as per the syllabus of JEE Main. Make sure to get the best notes from experts that are clear, concise and less time-consuming. If your basics are clear and you have thoroughly read the NCERT textbooks in Class 11 and Class 12 for Maths, Chemistry and Physics, you can easily crack JEE Main 2022 in one month. 

 

  • Is there a negative marking in JEE Main? 

Yes, one mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer in JEE Main. This is valid for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. 

 

  • Will JEE 2022 be easy? 

With more than 10 lakh students participating in JEE every year, we can say that JEE Main 2022 will be tough. This is because they need to make the selection process very rigorous. So, students preparing for JEE Main should not consider it lightly. 

 

  • How many times will JEE Main 2022 occur? 

JEE Main 2022 will be conducted two times in 2022. The session will be held in June 2022 and Session 2 will be held in July 2022. 


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