JEE Main 2020 Paper 1 Analysis Shift 2 – 2nd September & Expected Cutoffs


Around 80 to 85 % of the candidates took the JEE exam in the morning shift on Wednesday as they braved odds due to the restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic while also following strict protocols on the second day of the test which is being held over a period of six days.

The attendance figures available for the first shift – 84.09 % – indicate that the number of candidates taking the test had increased from the first day when an estimated 60 % candidates sat for the exam.

“Overall attendance in the first shift was 84.09 %. It is estimated that the second shift also had 80 to 85 % of candidates,” said a person aware of the developments. He also said that the National Testing Agency (NTA) is collating the overall data.

On the first day of the exam, an estimated 60 % of the students had taken the test for architecture and planning courses.

 Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, various exam cities witnessed high absenteeism as many students chose not to risk their lives. In some states like West Bengal, the student turnout was not even 50%. Nevertheless, students who took today’s JEE Main Exam Paper in the second shift found it moderate in level. 

Unlike the first shift of today’s JEE Main Exam Review where Physics was the toughest section, students cited Mathematics the trickiest in the evening shift. While Chemistry and Physics sections were moderate in level. Check more details regarding the evening shift of JEE Main 2020 Exam Analysis for Paper-1 Day-2. Also, you can catch the live coverage of today’s JEE Main Exam Review here. 

Highlights of JEE Main 2020 Exam Paper-1 Day-2 Slot 2

  • The overall level of difficulty was moderate.
  • Mathematics section was difficult to crack as the questions were lengthy.
  • ‘Vectors’ was an important topic in Mathematics as 2-3 questions appeared from the same. Other topics were Differentiation & Trigonometry. 
  • Surprisingly, the Physics section proved it a bit easier as a few questions were directly from NCERT. 
  • Chemistry section was easy because most questions were given from the NCERT textbook. 
  • No SOPs were followed at some exam centres which could potentially be risky for students. 
MathsLengthy + Moderate

Overall 2nd Shift Is tougher Than Shift 1 { 2nd september }


CategoryCutoff Score
Common Rank List (CRL)80-82 marks
GEN-EWS60-62 marks
Other Backward Classes (OBC-NCL)55-57 marks
Scheduled Caste (SC)35-47 marks
Scheduled Tribe (ST)35-47 marks

Jee Mains 2020 Question Paper + Answer Key PDF

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