JEE Main Exam Analysis

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JEE Main Slot Wise Paper Analysis 2019

The subject wise and topic wise weightage of questions in JEE Main exam can be checked below. Candidates must note that the below analysis has been made based on the previous year’s JEE Main question papers - 

Mathematics

Name of the Topic

Weightage (Day 1)

Weightage (Day 2)

Weightage (Day 3)

Weightage (Day 4)

Shift

Morning

Afternoon

Morning

Afternoon

Morning

Afternoon

Morning

Afternoon

Algebra

36.7

20.0

36.7

33.3

33.3

36.7

40.0

40.0

Calculation

30.0

33.3

30.0

23.3

33.3

33.3

23.3

30.0

Coordinate Geometry

16.7

20.0

16.7

20.0

16.7

16.7

20.0

13.3

Trigonometry

6.7

16.7

10.0

13.3

6.7

6.7

6.7

6.7

3D Geometry

6.7

6.7

3.3

6.7

6.7

6.7

6.7

6.7

Vector Algebra

3.3

3.3

10.0

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.3

Physics

Name of the Topic

Weightage (Day 1)

Weightage (Day 2)

Weightage (Day 3)

Weightage (Day 4)

Shift

Morning

Afternoon

Morning

Afternoon

Morning

Afternoon

Morning

Afternoon

Mechanics

26.7

30.0

30.0

30.0

26.7

20.0

23.3

33.3

Electrodynamics

40

33.3

36.7

33.3

33.3

33.3

36.7

30.0

Heat & Thermodynamics

10

6.7

6.7

10.0

10.0

16.7

10.0

6.7

Optics

10

6.7

6.7

6.7

10.0

6.7

6.7

6.7

Modern Physics

6.7

6.7

6.7

6.7

6.7

6.7

6.7

10.0

Oscillation and Waves

6.7

10.0

6.7

6.7

6.7

10.0

10.0

6.7

Communication Systems

0

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.3

Electronic Devices

0

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.3

Chemistry

Name of the Topic

Weightage (Day 1)

Weightage (Day 2)

Weightage (Day 3)

Weightage (Day 4)

Shift

Morning

Afternoon

Morning

Afternoon

Morning

Afternoon

Morning

Afternoon

Physical Chemistry

30.0

33.3

30.0

36.7

33.3

33.3

33.3

33.3

Inorganic Chemistry

36.7

36.7

40.0

26.7

33.3

33.3

33.3

30.0

Organic Chemistry

33.3

30.0

30.0

36.8

33.3

33.3

33.3

36.7

Subject and Topic Wise Difficulty Level of Questions in JEE Main

The subject wise and topic wise difficulty level of questions in the JEE Main exam has been explained below. The candidates must note that the below analysis has been made as per the previous year question papers of JEE Main.

Mathematics

Day

Easy ( No. Of Questions)

Moderate (No. Of Questions)

Difficult (No. Of Questions)

Total No. Of Questions

Exam Slot

Shift 1

Marks

Shift 2

Marks

Shift 1

Marks

Shift 2

Marks

Shift 1

Marks

Shift 2

Marks

Shift 1

Shift 2

Day 1

18

72

16

64

10

40

12

48

2

8

2

8

30

30

Day 2

18

72

27

108

11

44

03

12

1

4

0

0

30

30

Day 3

19

76

15

60

10

40

15

60

1

4

0

0

30

30

Day 4

20

80

17

68

09

36

13

52

1

4

0

0

30

30

Physics

Day

Easy ( No. Of Questions)

Moderate (No. Of Questions)

Difficult (No. Of Questions)

Total No. Of Questions

Exam Slot

Shift 1

Marks

Shift 2

Marks

Shift 1

Marks

Shift 2

Marks

Shift 1

Marks

Shift 2

Marks

Shift 1

Shift 2

Day 1

24

96

23

92

6

24

7

28

0

0

0

0

30

30

Day 2

23

92

24

96

7

28

6

24

0

0

0

0

30

30

Day 3

25

100

23

92

5

20

5

20

0

0

2

8

30

30

Day 4

23

92

27

108

7

28

3

12

0

0

0

0

30

30

Chemistry

Day

Easy ( No. Of Questions)

Moderate (No. Of Questions)

Difficult (No. Of Questions)

Total No. Of Questions

Exam Slot

Shift 1

Marks

Shift 2

Marks

Shift 1

Marks

Shift 2

Marks

Shift 1

Marks

Shift 2

Marks

Shift 1

Shift 2

Day 1

16

64

16

64

9

36

10

40

5

20

4

16

30

30

Day 2

16

64

14

56

5

20

11

44

9

36

5

20

30

30

Day 3

20

80

18

72

08

32

09

36

2

8

3

12

30

30

Day 4

09

36

17

68

13

42

12

38

8

32

1

4

30

30

JEE Main April 2019 Paper I - 10th April

The third day the JEE Main April 2019 Paper I concluded on 10th April 2019 for B.E and B.Tech admissions in top Engineering Institutes in India. The exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NAT) was carried out in two shifts, i.e. morning and evening. The final slot of the four-day-long JEE Main Paper I for April session 2019 will be held on 12th April 2019 and the detailed analysis is provided below for the students appearing for the same.

Section-wise Highlights of JEE Main Paper I - 10th April

Physics: The JEE aspirants reportedly found the Physics section easier unlike the Day 1 and Day 2 of the entrance examination where the candidates felt the Physics section was on the tougher side. The difficulty level of the Physics section was moderate according to the students. Although it was lengthy and time-consuming, the questions were mainly based on Class XI and XII NCERT textbooks. The question pattern was similar to the previous exams conducted on 7th, 8th and 9th April 2019.

Chemistry: Following the trends of Day 1 and Day 2, the Chemistry section was the easiest among all the sections. Most of the questions asked were directly from the NCERT Class XI and XII textbooks. Questions related to the Reaction Mechanism were a bit trickier, reported the students. Other than this, the Chemistry section was very simple, highlighted the students. According to the experts, those candidates appearing for the final slot of JEE Main April 2019 Paper I, must thoroughly revise the NCERT content to score good marks in the Chemistry section.

Mathematics: The students found the Mathematics section a bit tough and time-consuming compared to the previous exams. The students felt the conceptual questions were a bit lengthy but other than that there were no surprises.

The final shift of the JEE Main April 2019 Paper I will be conducted on 12th April 2019 owing to the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

JEE Main 2019 Paper I Analysis (April Session) - Day 2

JEE Main 2019 Paper I for B.E and B.Tech admission held on 9th April 2019 in morning and evening shifts. It was the second day of the JEE Main April 2019 Paper-I, which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for B.Tech and B.E admission in premium engineering colleges of the country. Students who will appear for the third slot of the entrance exam are suggested to go through the detailed analysis provided below.

JEE Main 2019 Paper I Section-Wise Analysis (9th April)

Physics: This section consisted of 30 questions from topics such as Current Electricity and EMI, Electrostatic and Magnetism, Heat and Thermodynamics, Optics and Modern Physics and Mechanics. According to the students, the difficulty level of the Physics section was moderate while few regarded it to be the toughest section among the others. It consisted of 4 questions which were from JEE Main Previous year papers. Maximum weightage was given to the Mechanics section.

Topics

Number of Questions

Current Electricity and EMI

04

Electrostatic and Magnetism

09

Heat and Thermodynamics

04

Optics and Modern Physics

03

Mechanics

10

Chemistry: This section also comprised of 30 questions from Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. The students rated the Chemistry section to be the easiest of all. A few number of questions in the organic section were repeated from previous year.

Topics

Number of Questions

Organic Chemistry

11

Inorganic Chemistry

10

Physical Chemistry

09

Mathematics: This section received mixed reviews from the JEE aspirants. The 30 questions in the Mathematics section were asked from Calculus, Algebra, Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry. Almost 70% of the questions were asked from Algebra and Calculus. The students rated this section to be lengthy and time-consuming.

Topics

Number of Questions

Calculus

10

Algebra

11

Trigonometry

02

Coordinate Geometry

07

Overall Analysis of JEE Main 2019 Paper I - 09th April 2019

According to the students, the overall difficulty level of the April 2019 JEE Main Paper I conducted on 09th April 2019 was moderate. The Physics and Chemistry section had many application-based questions, and Chemistry, as usual, was the easiest of all. The expected cutoff after observing the trends of the past two papers is between the range of 80 to 85.

JEE Main 2019 Paper I Analysis (April Session) - Day 1

The first day of the four-day JEE (Main) 2019 Paper I for April Session was held on April 8, 2019. Paper I of JEE Main is taken by candidates seeking admission in B.E./B.Tech courses offered at the prestigious engineering colleges of India. The next exams for Paper I are scheduled to be conducted on April 9, 10 and 12, 2019.

Students' Reactions About JEE Main Paper 1 (8th April 2019) - First Shift

  • The pattern of JEE (Main) Paper I did not have any changes and was almost on the same lines as the previous years’ or January session of JEE Main Paper I. The questions asked in the exam covered almost all chapters from Class 11 and 12 from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

  • The JEE Main Question Paper was divided into three parts - 

Parts Subjects No. of Questions Marking Scheme
Part-I Physics 30

+4 for correct response

-1 for incorrect response

0 if not attempted

Part-II Chemistry 30

+4 for correct response

-1 for incorrect response

0 if not attempted

Part-III Mathematics 30

+4 for correct response

-1 for incorrect response

0 if not attempted

  • The questions asked in the paper were of multiple choice type and every question had a single correct answer objective type.

Difficulty Level as per Students' Feedback 

Mathematics: Students found the questions to be easy and termed the overall difficulty level as easy to moderate for this particular part. The paper did not have any question from Mathematical Induction.

Topics  No. of Questions
Algebra 8
Calculus 12
Coordinate Geometry 8
Trigonometry 2

Physics: This particular section of the paper was tougher in comparison with Mathematics & Chemistry. However, the overall difficulty level of this part was moderate. In fact, some students were of the opinion that the paper gave more weightage to Class 11 chapters.

Topics  No. of Questions
Electrostatic and Magnetism 8
Current Electricity and EMI 4
Heat and Thermodynamics 3
Mechanics 10
Optics and Modern Physics 5

Chemistry: This section has some questions asked directly from the NCERT books. There weren't really any tricky questions. One question was asked from assertion reasoning. Overall, this section turned out to be easy to attempt.

Sections No. of Questions
Inorganic Chemistry 8
Organic Chemistry 12
Physical Chemistry 10

The overall difficulty level of JEE Main Paper I 2019 (April session) was easy to moderate.

JEE Main 2019 Expected Cutoff for Paper I (April Session)

Since the exam is not much different in comparison with the previous session, the JEE Main 2019 cutoff for Paper I (April session) is expected to fall between 78 to 83.

Analysis of JEE Main 2019 Paper II (April Session)

Both the shifts of JEE Main April 2019 examination for Paper 2 (B.Arch and B.Planning) ended on 7th April 2019. The exam is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) between 7th April 2019 and 12th April 2019. While Paper I for B.Tech/B.E is being conducted on 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th April 2019, Paper 2 for admission to B.Planning and B.Arch programmes in IIITs, NITs, IITs and various Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) in India has already been conducted.

The JEE Main April 2019 examination is mostly computer-based except the Drawing section in Paper II, which is pen-and-paper based. The JEE Main 2019 has been conducted for the second time this year in April. It was also once conducted in January 2019. The merit list will be prepared by NTA on the basis of best-of-two JEE Main scores obtained by the candidates.

Schedule of JEE Main April 2019

Name of Paper

Subjects

Examination Mode

JEE Main April 2019 Paper 1

(B.E and B.Tech)

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Computer-Based (Online)

JEE Main April 2019 Paper 2 (B.Arch and B.Planning)

Part I-Mathematics

Part II-Aptitude Test

Computer-Based (Online)

Part-III Drawing

Pen-and-Paper Based on Drawing Sheet

Note 

*The candidates must reach the examination center 2 hours prior to the commencement of examination.

*The result and candidature of those candidates will be cancelled who will produce fake information or try to appear in more than one date/shift.

*The candidates have to travel to the examination centres mentioned in the JEE Main April 2019 Admit Card at their own cost. Examination Center, shift and date cannot be changed under any circumstances. 

Detailed Analysis of JEE Main April 2019 Paper II

JEE Main April 2019 Paper II Analysis

JEE Main April 2019 Paper II was conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on April 7, 2019, for admission into courses like B.Arch/B. Planning in IITs, NITs, IIITs and various Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) in India. The JEE Main April 2019 Paper II was conducted in two shifts, i.e. morning shift (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM) and evening shift (2:30 PM to 5:30 PM). According to the students, the JEE Main April 2019 Paper II was easy compared to the JEE Main January 2019 Paper II.

The test takers while sharing their experience said that although the April 2019 paper II was relatively easier, the General Aptitude section was a bit time-consuming than the January paper. According to the test takers, the Drawing section was the easiest among all while the Mathematics section gave them a tough time. Those candidates who were taking the exam for the second time though felt otherwise. Many candidates are optimistic about their chances of qualifying the JEE Main April 2019 Paper-II on the basis of their performance in the Drawing section. Pattern and Mirror Images questions asked in the exam were the easiest of all, opined the candidates.

According to the students, few questions were repeated from the JEE Main Previous Years' Question Papers as well. The format of the question paper was quite different from the one that was conducted in January 2019. The students are confident of scoring in the range of 85 to 90 percentile in the JEE Main April 2019 Paper II.

The General Aptitude and Mathematics section were conducted in Computer-based (online) mode while the Drawing section was conducted in pen-and-paper (offline) mode. In total, 83 questions were asked in the JEE Main April 2019 Paper II, which included 30 Mathematics questions, 50 General Knowledge questions and 3 Drawing questions.

As per the data released by National Testing Agency (NTA), more than 1,80,000 candidates registered for the exam out of which approximately 1,70,000 students appeared for the JEE Main April 2019 Paper II for B.Arch and B.Planning admissions. For fair conduct of the JEE Main Paper II, around 3000 jammers were installed at all the exam centres to stop the students from using their mobile network during the examination. NTA conducted the JEE Main April 2019 Paper II in 370 centres across the country which included 8 exam centres located outside the country. The JEE Main April 2019 Paper II exam result is expected to be released tentatively in the month of May 2019.

NTA will conduct the JEE Main April 2019 Paper I for admission into B.Tech courses on 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th April 2019. Around 8.75 lakh students appeared for the JEE Main 2019 Paper I, which was conducted in the month of January out of which there were 15 students who successfully scored a perfect 100 percentile in the exam.

Section-wise Analysis of JEE Main 2019 Paper II (April Session)

  • Drawing Section: The questions in this section intended to check the creativity and imagination of the students. There were three questions in this section where the students were asked to replicate the representation of a flower, design out objects from hexagon & cube and a rear view of a class of students being taught by a professor. Those students who had practised drawings a lot could easily attempt all the questions.

  • General Aptitude Section: This section consisted of questions from General Knowledge as well as questions related to the identification of front view and top view of 3D shapes and objects. Questions related to architectural importance were asked along with some full forms and location of places.

  • Mathematics Section: The JEE aspirants found this to be the most time-consuming section in which the majority of the questions were from Calculus and Matrices. Majority of the students found it to be the most difficult section while a few felt otherwise. Questions related to Coordinate geometry were easy while questions covering 3D Geometry and Calculus were difficult. 

Section-wise Review of JEE Main April 2019 Paper II 

Section

Difficulty Level

General Aptitude

Moderate

Drawing

Easy

Mathematics

Hard

Highlights of JEE Main 2019 Paper-1 (January session)

The first shift of JEE Main 2019 exam for Paper - I concluded at 12:30 pm. The exam was conducted in a computer-based test by the National Testing Agency (NTA). From the initial reactions that we've received from students, the JEE Main Question Paper 2019 was on the tough side, with the Mathematics section being the most difficult one. The paper was tougher than last year's examination, according to test takers who prepared for the examination with the help of JEE Main Previous Years Question Papers. In fact, some questions were taken as is from JEE Main Previous Year Papers.

The students who appeared for the examination also mentioned that questions asked in the Chemistry section were directly from CBSE Class 11 and 12 NCERT books. The forenoon shift on January 9, 2019, was from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM for Paper I, which is taken by B.E/B.Tech aspirants. A total of 9,29,198 candidates apparently registered for Paper-I. 

The subject-wise analysis and review of JEE Main Paper 1 2019 for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will be available soon. It will be useful for those who are going to appear for the exam in the upcoming slots.

Subjects

Level of Difficulty

Mathematics

Medium to Tough

Physics

Medium but time-consuming

Chemistry

Easy but lengthy

Highlights of JEE Main 2019 Paper-2 (January session)

Both the shifts of JEE Main 2019 Paper II are over. The exam was successfully conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 9:30 AM to 12: 30 PM. JEE Main Paper - 2 is taken by candidates seeking admission to Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) programmes whereas JEE Main Paper - 1 is taken by candidates seeking admission in Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) courses.

JEE Main 2019 Paper I is conducted in online mode, while JEE Main 2019 Paper II is conducted in both online and offline modes. In JEE Main Paper - II, Mathematics-(Part I) and Aptitude Test-(Part II) were conducted in a Computer-based format, and the Drawing Test-(Part III) was conducted in a Pen & Paper-based format.

Now that both forenoon and afternoon shifts are over, you may go through our JEE Main Paper- 2 analysis, which is based on the reactions of students who have taken the exam.

  •  A total of 82 questions were asked in JEE Main Paper II (Mathematics-30, Aptitude-50 and Drawing 2).

  • In the Mathematics and Aptitude section, candidates had to answer objective type questions whereas candidates' drawing and sketching skills were tested in the Drawing section.

  • A total of 390 marks were allocated to the JEE Main question paper 

  • For every correct answer, candidates will get 4 marks, whereas 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. Unattempted questions will not be marked.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Analysis

The JEE Main online exam 2018 concluded on 16th April, 2018, and most of the candidates who appeared for the test said the difficulty level of the paper was average. In fact, some students mentioned that they struggled to complete their paper.

One of the students who took the examination on Day 2 said the Mathematics portion was lengthy with a few tricky questions. Another student found the Chemistry section to be tough especially the questions from organic chemistry. Physics, on the other hand, had a moderate difficulty level.

Students who appeared for the JEE Main online Paper 1 on 15th April, 2018 gave a mixed response while talking about the difficulty level of the examination. The computer-based examination was held in 258 cities at different centres across India and abroad. Overall, the students found the paper to be of moderate difficulty level. They also mentioned that Mathematics section was quite tricky and time-consuming. Apparently, the section on Mathematics had a lot descriptive questions.

Analysis of JEE Main 2018 Pen-Paper Based Exam

The offline Paper 1 and Paper 2 of JEE Main 2018 was successfully conducted on 8th April, 2018. Metal detectors were installed at the exam centre to ensure that students were not carrying any unfair material to the exam hall. According to experts, the Physics and Mathematics sections in Paper 1 were tough while the Chemistry section was the simplest to answer. Overall, the difficulty level of Paper 1 was moderate. Paper 1, which was conducted in the forenoon slot i.e. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, is meant for admission to Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) courses. Paper 2, which was conducted in the afternoon slot i.e. 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, is meant for admission to Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) course. According to students, the pattern followed this year was almost on the same lines as the last two years’ papers. The cut-off of JEE Main 2018 is expected to fall between 95 and 102. 

Detailed JEE Main Exam Analysis 2018 Paper 1

  • Chemistry was not tough but had an element of surprise.

  • Mathematics was time consuming and calculation intensive.

  • Physics was the toughest among all the 3 sections as few questions were out of syllabus.

  • In Chemistry section, many questions were not asked from some important chapters, which made it bit unpredictable.

  • Many questions in Chemistry were asked from chapters, which were not very significant or were less important.

  • In Mathematics, questions from series were very lengthy and time consuming.

  • Physics had less number of easier question and more of difficult ones.

  • In comparison with last year, the paper was a bit difficult, atleast the Physics section. Maths turned out to be time-consuming.

  • In Mathematics, approx 50% questions were from class 11 and remaining 50% from class 12.

Students who would have practiced the previous years' JEE papers had an edge as many questions were repeated in JEE Main 2018. IT WAS A MIX OF THEORY AND CALCULATIVE BASED QUESTIONS.

Section-wise Analysis of JEE MainĀ 2018 Paper 1

Subject Easy Moderate Difficult Total
Physics 5 19 6 30
Chemistry 10 16 4 30
Maths 12 14 4 30
        90

What kind of answering pattern is a safe bet (projection of attempts in every section vis-a-vis scoring)?

  • 15 attempts in Physics with 80% accuracy will get you 12 of them correct and score of 33 marks

  • 18 in Chemistry with 80% accuracy will get you 14 of them correct and score of 33 marks

  • 18 in maths with 80% accuracy will get you 33 marks

What score should students aim in order to get admission in a top-notch college of engineering?

  • For top IITs 85 questions at an accuracy of 90% marks - 306 plus and rank – 2000 ( TOP 7 - D, B, KGP, C, K, G, R )

  • For top NITs 70 to 80 questions at an accuracy of 80% marks - 220+ and rank – 2000 - 8000

  • New IITs …..55 questions …..at accuracy 80% marks -176+ and rank – 9000 - 20000

  • New NITs …….45-50 ….80% marks.......140+…….2000 - 40000

  • Govt Engg Colleges… 40…..80% marks.......128+…… 40000 - 80000

  • Top Pvt Engg Colleges… 35…..80% marks......112+……80000 - 200000

Detailed JEE Main Exam Analysis 2018 Paper 2

The difficulty level of the paper was higher as compared to last year.

1. Aptitude: 50 Q X 4 M = 200 M

  • Time-consuming but doable questions 

  • Someone who would have done good preparation would have had good exposure and familiarity with questions and would have been able to attempt more number of questions with higher accuracy in less time.

  • Decent attempts - 30 at an accuracy of 90% will result in 27 correct answers, and will fetch 27*4 = 108 marks, which is a very good score. 

2. Maths: 30 Q X 4M = 120 M

  • This was the toughest section and it required deep understanding of fundamentals and its application.

  • It was tricky and more difficult as compared to last year.

  • Decent attempts - 18 at an accuracy of 90% will result in 27 correct answers, and will fetch 14*4 = 56 marks, which is a very good score. 

3. Drawing: 2 Questions

  • Question 1 (Part A -  20 Marks & Part B - 20 marks) 

  • Question 2 (one question of 30 marks) 

  • Attempt of either question 1 or question 2 within a time frame of 30 minutes will fetch a score of 25 plus, which is a decent score in this section...

  • Very time consuming and required lot of practice and precision, understanding of 2 dimension and 3 dimension drawings.

Around 12 lakh engineering aspirants are appearing for the JEE Mains 2018 across various centres in India. While some students appeared for the offline version of JEE Mains exam, some will take the online version of JEE Mains exam on April 15 and 16, 2018. As soon as the exam is conducted, you will be able to check you estimated rank by using our JEE 2018 Rank Predictor.

JEE Mains, short for Joint Entrance Examination Mains, is conducted by the CBSE to select students for admission to NITs, IIITs, GFTI and some self-financed technical institutes. Its score is also used to shortlist students for taking the JEE (Advanced) exam. The score of JEE (Advanced) is further used for admission into IITs. JEE (Mains) and JEE (Advanced) are known to be the most prestigious engineering exams in India. Out of the 12 lakh students who will appear for JEE (Mains), only 2.2 lakh candidates will become eligible for taking the JEE Advanced exam.

JEE Main 2017 Exam Analysis

JEE Main 2017 was conducted on April 2 in offline mode for two slots – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I was conducted from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for B.E/B.Tech courses while Paper II was held from 2 pm to 5 pm for B.Arch/B.Planning programmes.

A total of 90 questions were asked in the JEE Main 2017 paper. The paper was divided into Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics into three parts with 30 questions in each part. Each question carried 4 marks.

For every incorrect answer, there was a negative marking 1/4 marks of total marks. On the other, there was no penalty for leaving a question unanswered. Now, you make take a look at the detailed JEE Main 2017 analysis. In 2017, 11,98,989 engineering aspirants had registered for the exam. Each subject carried 30 questions with 120 marks allocated every section. It means students had a maximum of 360 marks to score.

As far as the analysis of JEE Main 2017 is concerned, the paper turned out to be quite similar in pattern to JEE Main 2016, Overall, the paper was easier in comparison with the JEE Main conducted in 2016.

In terms of section-wise difficulty level...

Mathematics seemed relatively tougher than last year. Most of the questions were lengthy, thus, increasing the chances of making mistakes. This section had18 questions from the 12th class syllabus and 12 from the 11th class syllabus. There were 3 questions of Probability which was quite high.

Physics, on the other hand, turned out to be relatively simpler in comparison with last year. While 17 questions were from the 12th class syllabus, 13 questions were from the 11th class syllabus. Majority of the questions asked in Physics paper were from topics generally covered for the JEE preparation. Topics like Mechanical Waves and Sound and Uniform Circular Motion, which are considered quite important, were completely missing. Some questions required calculations but they were easy.

Of all the three subjects, Chemistry was the simplest. From class XII syllabus, 18 questions were asked and 12 questions were asked from class XI syllabus. The paper covered all the topics and looked more balanced as compared to other subjects. The paper was more conceptual as compared to previous year's exam.

According to experts, a student should have done Physics and Chemistry quickly and used the saved time for Mathematics in order to score well in the paper.

The section-wise difficulty level of the paper is as follows:

Subjects Difficult Moderate Easy
Physics 2 17 11
Chemistry 3 9 18
Mathematics 7 16 7
Total 12 42 12

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