JEE Main 2017: Question Paper Lengthy, Yet Moderately Easy

Published: | April 07, 2017
JEE Main 2017: Question Paper Lengthy, Yet Moderately Easy
JEE Mains exam 2017 exam turned out to be lengthy, but with difficulty level as moderate. The Online JEE Mains exam will be held on April 8, 2017 across designated centres in the country.

The JEE Mains exam 2017 saw registration of a record 1.40 million candidates, out of which, about participation fared around 1.26 million for the Offline Paper 1 JEE Mains Exam 2017 conducted on April 2, 2017.

The Pen & Paper JEE Mains exam 2017 was conducted across 150 centres. The Online JEE Mains exam will be held on April 8, 2017 across designated centres in the country. The expected JEE Mains Result 2017 is expected to be out towards the end of April 2017. The cut off for qualifying 2017 JEE Advanced will also be declared on the same day based on the result of JEE MAINS 2017.

As per academicians and experts, JEE Mains 2017 turned out to be moderately easy. The paper, however, was deemed lengthy, with many questions being lengthier than JEE Mains 2016.

The difficulty level of JEE Mains varied from subject to subject. Chemistry turned out to be the easiest of the lot with more than 50% questions had be solved with a direct approach. On the other hand, Maths had a mix of easy and difficult questions. Physics had easy to moderate questions as well as tricky questions. A subject-wise break-up of the paper is given below:

Subject Easy Medium Difficult
Chemistry 10 16 04
Physics 11 12 07
Mathematics 08 17 05
Total 29 45 16

The difficulty level of questions varied, depending upon an individual’s perception and preparation.

The distribution of questions in the Physics were as follows:

Subject / Topics No. of Questions

Physics and Measurement




Laws of Motion


Momentum collision


Work, Energy and Power


Rotational Motion




Properties of solids and liquids, Thermodynamics, Kinetic theory of gases, Oscillations and waves


Electrostatics: Current electricity, Magnetic effects of current and magnetism, Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents


Electromagnetic waves


Dual nature of matter and radiation, Atoms and nuclei, Electronic devices and Communication systems


The distribution of questions in the Chemistry were as follows:

Subject/ Topics No. of Questions

Physical Chemistry:

Some basic concepts in chemistry, states of matter, Atomic structure, Chemical bonding and molecular structure, Chemical thermodynamics, Solutions, Equilibrium, Redox reactions and electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics


Inorganic Chemistry:

Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, General principles and processes of isolation of metals, Hydrogen Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals), Block elements group 13 to group 18 elements, D - and f - block elements, Co-ordination compounds, Environmental chemistry


Organic Chemistry:

Purification and characterization of organic compounds, Some basic principles of organic chemistry, Hydrocarbons, Organic compounds containing halogens, Organic compounds containing oxygen, Organic compounds containing nitrogen, Polymers, Biomolecules, Chemistry in everyday life, Principles related to practical chemistry


The distribution of questions in the Mathematics were as follows:

Subject/ Topics No. of Questions


Sets, relations and functions, Complex numbers and quadratic equations, Matrices and determinants, Permutations and combinations, Mathematical induction, Binomial theorem and its simple applications, Sequences and series, Lbw, continuity and differentiability


Integral Calculus


Differential Equations


Co-ordinate Geometry

Circles 2

Three Dimensional Geometry


Vector Algebra


Statistics and Probability




Mathematical Eeasoning


The normalized qualifying examination marks for JEE will be based on the student’s performance in the Board exams (i.e. his/her percentile score). The percentile score of the Boards will mainly contribute to his/her normalized marks. The weightage of normalized qualifying examination marks is only for deciding ranking of JEE (Mains) which will be used for admission to all Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs)/ NITs/IIITs but excluding IIT's.

Note: The analysis has been authored by Dr. Bimal Kumar, a well-known faculty of Physics and is the Director of Indira Memorial Education Society.


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