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JEE Main January 2020 that was held in the morning shift (shift 1) of January 07 and January 08, 2020, witnessed a lot of variation in terms of the difficulty level of question paper, sectional wise difficulty level and subject wise weightage for 11th syllabus. According to the response received from expects, the Shift 1 exam on January 07 is relatively easier than the Shift 1 exam that was conducted on January 08, 2020. The candidates can check the detailed comparison of both shifts so that you will have an idea of important topics that featured in the entrance exam. Candidates appearing for exam on January 09 can expect mixed question paper, i.e., moderate to difficult paper.
JEE Main Jan 7 Shift 1 vs Jan 8 Shift 1
The difficulty level of the question paper in both shifts was not similar. The candidates can check the detailed comparison for the same here.
Shift 1 (January 07)
Shift 2 (January 08)
Compared to the previous year, the exam was relatively easy.
Compared to the previous year, the exam was tough.
The difficulty level of all the sections was equally distributed.
The difficulty level of all the sections was unevenly distributed.
The questions from Organic Chemistry were tough.
The questions from Organic Chemistry were moderate.
Candidates who prepared well for the exam can expect 90 percentile or above.
Candidates who prepared well for the entrance exam can expect 80-85 percentile.
The Physics section of this shift had questions from RBT, Wave Optics, Projectile Motions, Thermodynamics, Semi-Conductor etc
The Physics section had questions from modern physics, semi-conductor, logic gates, units, wave optics etc
The Chemistry section of this shift has questions from Quantum Numbers, Chemical Bonds, Dipoles, Orbitals
The Chemistry section of this shift has questions from organic chemistry, d-block, coordination compounds, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry.
The Mathematics section was difficult
The Physics section was difficult
The Chemistry section had theory-based questions
The Mathematics section in this shift had formula-based questions
Mathematics witnessed more questions from 11th syllabus
Physics witnessed more questions from 11th syllabus
The NAT based questions were confusing
The NAT based questions were simple
The overall difficulty level of the question paper was easy to moderate
The overall difficulty level of the question paper was moderate to easy
Also Read: JEE Main 2020 New Exam Pattern
If you observe the analysis above, it is quite evident that there is a drastic change between the two shifts. January 08th Shift 1 exam was almost surprising to students due to the difficulty level. As NTA follows the normalization process, candidates of all the shifts will have an advantage in the rank list.
JEE Main Answer Key for January 2020 is expected to be released in the third week of January. This year, more than 9 lakh candidates registered for JEE Main January 2020 exam.