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JEE Main Paper Analysis

JEE Main 2017  exam dates are already declared. With the growing number of participants and increasing competition candidates should already start figuring out their preparation plans. One good starting point particularly would be check out important topics and topic wise weightage for each section with the help of previous year question papers.

JEE Main Paper Analysis provides an in-depth section wise analysis of all the prominent topics and marking scheme from previous year. Last year, around 12 lakh candidates appeared for the test. Paper I had 90 questions distributed equally among 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

All the questions were framed from the JEE Main Syllabus prescribed by CBSE. Overall, students found the paper moderately difficult. All the questions carried 4 marks each while 1 mark was deducted for incorrect responses.

With the new changes introduced in JEE Main 2017, candidates need to score really well in the examination to secure good rank in JEE Main to qualify for seat alloment process or JEE Advanced. The top 2,20,000 All India JEE Main Rank holders will be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced.


JEE Main 2016 Paper Analysis

Overall the students found the paper a balanced one with some conceptual questions which required higher analytical skills as expected. Mathematics section was comparatively lengthy as compared to last year. Physics section was the toughest among the other 2 sections. The questions from chapters such as Simple Harmonic Motion, Modern Physics, Electrostatistics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Work Power and Energy were comparatively difficult.

Other topics which were asked are Magnetics & EMI, Heat & Thermodynamics, Electrostatics & Current Electricity, Mechanics, Optics & Waves, SMH, Waves & Elasticity, Modern Physics, Semi-Conductors, EM Waves and Principles of Communication. Anup Pandey, Vice President, Plancess stated that maximum questions were from Mechanics. The questions were asked from class 11 and 12 in  43% and 57% respectively

Chemistry section fluctuated from easy to moderate level. If we see the previous years trends then Chemistry is one of the easiest section inJEE Main.However this year the students found some questions bit tricky. Provided in the table below is the topicwise question distribution in the paper.

Candidates can checkout the overall difficulty level of JEE Main Paper I below.

JEE Main Paper I Analysis
Level of DifficultyNumber of Questions
Easy27
Moderate48
Difficult15

Paper- 2 Analysis

In paper-2 which is conducted for admission in B.Arch  students found Mathematics section- the toughest one. There were 80 questions from Math & General Ability topics.  In drawing section students has to answer 1 out of 3.

Mathematics section consists of 30 questions and each question carries of 4 marks and has 4 multiple choices, out of which only 1 is correct. The correct choice will fetch you 4 marks and the wrong one will penalty you 1 mark. The mathematics section has the total weightage of 120 marks. As the mathematics section is very calculative, so you need to spend much more time as compared to other sections.

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JEE MAIN Mathematics Analysis

This table below shows the overall analysis of JEE Main exam from the past years and shows the number of questions asked in each of them. The consistency is not maintained in the number of questions asked in the respective year because of the high competency level. No matter what the weightage of the chapter is, but there are some chapters that carries the major weightage marks.

It is really very necessary for the JEE Main aspirants to have a proper survey for the number of questions asked and the fluctuations in the weightage of the topics covered. In the given table, weightage is shown as in the form of marks and the percentage carriage of the subject.

S.noChapter Name Number of Questions asked in YearWeightage
  2016201520142013Marks%age
1Sets, Relations & Functions

1

11-4-83-6
2Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations12338-126-10
3Permutation and Combination11-34-123-10
4Mathematical Induction---143
5Binomial Theorem and its Applications111-43
6Sequence and Series22224-83-6
7Matrices and Determinants22228-126-10
8Statistics and Probability12214-123-10
9Trigonometry22224-83-6
10Mathematical Reasoning111-43
11Coordinate Geometry25574-283-24
12Limits, Continuity and Differentiability12414-203-16
13Integral Calculus43338-126-10
14Differential Equations511-4-83-6
153D Geometry222286
16Vector Algebra11114-83-6
17Application of Derivatives 2--86

Number of questions asked from class 11th and class 12th in 2015, 2014 and 2013:

The following data shows the number of questions asked from class 11th and class 12th topics. In 2015, the questions from class 11th and class 12th were equal. The number of questions from each class fluctuates every year. We could predict on an average that 50% will be asked from class 11th and 50% will be asked from class 12th this year too.

JEE MAIN 2016 PAPER ANALYSIS
Class, Year2016201520142013
Class 11th17151816
Class 12th13151214
Total30303030

Difficulty Level of Questions, Asked in JEE Main in Previous Years:

As the competition is increasing every year, the level of difficulty of the exam is also increasing. IIT aspirants can see the variation of the difficult questions every year. In 2015, the number of difficult questions asked were 4, moderate level of questions were 13 and the remaining questions were marked easy.

JEE MAIN 2016 PAPER ANALYSIS
Level of Questions, Year2016201520142013
Difficult5441
Moderate15131417
Easy10131212
Total30303030

From 2013, the level of difficulty has been increased by 75% to 2014. There was no change in the difficulty level of the year 2015. However in 2015, the number of moderate questions were equal to the number of easy questions. As per the data and the varying difficulty level of the exam, there are chances in decrement of the cut off marks by this year. Mathematics section of JEE Main 2015 was very challenging for every IIT aspirant.

Even a well prepared aspirant couldn’t find the easy question. More than 50% of the overall paper was marked difficult level and only 27% of the whole questions were marked easy. From the above table, it can be seen that the number of easy questions were 13 but actually they were not marked that easy and even the aspirants couldn’t recognize them. There were only 2 direct questions, asked from Trigonometry.

Important Topics for JEE Main 2017

Candidates can provide the important topics for JEE Main 2017. Here we are providing you the topics on the scale of most important, important and less important topics. Here we go-

  • Most important chapters of Mathematics- the following chapters in mathematic section carries of higher weightage and the possibility of these topics to be asked is very high: Integrals, Probability, 3D Geometry, Trigonometry, Vector Algebra, Conic Sections, Straight Lines, Sets Relations & Functions and Matrices & Determinants.
  • Important Chapters- these are those chapters that can fetch you more marks and are must do topics for the exam. They are: Limits & Continuity, Quadratic Equations, Derivatives, Permutation & Combination, Complex Numbers, Circles, Binomial Theorem, Sequence & Series and Differential Equations.
  • Less Important Chapters- this covers those topics which comes easy in the exam and carries less weightage but if you prepare well for it, it may fetch you good marks and that may you lead in the ranking. The topics are: Inverse Trigonometry, Heights & Distances, Application of Derivatives, Statistics, Mathematical Induction, Mathematical Reasoning and Application of Integrals.

Changes made in the Last Few Years in JEE Main

One cannot predict the changes from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). If there persists any changes in the exam, it would be updated by the officials. In current, there are fixed number of questions asked in JEE Main Exam with the same marking scheme facility. However the difficulty level of the exam changes every year. There is no change in the exam pattern this year.

The best thing to crack JEE Main is not to guess the changes but prepare for the worst cases.For preparing mathematics section, NCERT Books will be enough. However, the exam conduct will be in both, online and offline modes.

Every year a majority of engineering aspirants appear for the JEE Main Exam. There is an increment of aspirants every year. Thus there are chances for increase in the level of difficulty of the questions and the lowering of the cut off marks.

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JEE Main Chemistry Analysis

JEE Main Exam has a total number of 30 questions in chemistry section. Each question has 4 different multiple choices. Every question in this section carries 4 marks. The correct choice marked answer will get you achieve 4 marks and the wrong choice marked answer will deduct -1. So be careful while marking the answers, if you’re very sure then only go with your choice else move on.

The following table will get you the fresh idea regarding the total marks distribution of chapters contained in the Chemistry Syllabus according to Central Board of Secondary Education. This table contains the data from JEE Main 2016 Chemistry Paper Analysis. The number of questions asked from particular topic fluctuates every year, so we can only predict the possibility of the outcome. The weightage column shows the fluctuation of marks and percentage of the questions asked. Here you go and have all the detail analysis-

S.noChapter Name Number of questions asked in YearWeightage
  2016201520142013%ageMarks
1Mole Concept-1213-64-8
2Acid-Base Titrations----00
3Redox Reaction-11134
4Gaseous State11123-64-8
5Thermochemistry--1-3-64-8
6Thermodynamics1---34
7Atomic Structure11123-64-8
8Chemical Bonding21213-104-12
9Chemical Equilibrium121-3-64-8
10Ionic Equilibrium--113-134-16
11Electrochemistry-13-3-104-12
12Chemical Kinetics11113-64-8
13Solution and Colligative Properties11123-104-12
14Solid State-1113-64-8
15Surface chemistry21--34
16General Organic Chemistry2-123-64-8
17Stereochemistry-1-13-64-8
18Hydrocarbons3-113-64-8
19Alkyl Halides-11-34
20Alcohols and Ethers---13-64-8
21Aldehydes and Ketones-11-3-64-8
22Carboxylic Acids and their Derivatives--113-64-8
23Amines-1223-64-8
24Carbohydrates, Amino Acids and Polymers13313-104-12
25Aromatic Compounds-1-13-104-12
26Qualitative Analysis11-134
27Transition Elements and Co-Ordination Chemistry-4333-138-16
28Periodic Table and Representative Elements14133-134-16
29Metallurgy11--34
30Nuclear Chemistry---134
31Environmental Chemistry1--134

Number of Questions asked from Class 11th & Class 12th in 2015, 2014 and 2013

JEE MAIN 2016 PAPER ANALYSIS

Following is the graph showing at what aspect the number of questions asked at +1 and +2 level. It is not actually fixed that what number of questions may be asked from these classes, they may differ. But if we see the data available from 2013, 2014 and 2015 year, there is no fixed number of questions asked from class 11th and class 12th.

Class, Year2016201520142013
Class 11th15141112
Class 12th15161918
Total30303030

Difficulty Level of Questions asked in previous years

From the past 10 years the level of difficulty of the exam has been dropped. There are no more than 3-4 questions that are asked out of NCERT Books. In the following graph, it can be seen that, the number of difficult questions asked in year 2015 has been dropped as compared to the number of difficult questions asked in year 2014.

Level of Questions, Year2016201520142013
Difficult3564
Moderate1312915
Easy14131511
Total30303030

Here we are providing you the topics of Chemistry Section that are to be prepared for JEE Main 2017, on the scale of most important, important and less important topics. Here we go-

  • Most Important Topics- there are a total of 10 topics that are to be prepared very well, as these topics carry high weightage marks and the number of questions comes mostly from these topics. These topics cover the weightage of nearly 10%, 8%, 7%, 6%, 5% and 4%. The topics are: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen, Equilibrium, Chemical Kinetics, d & f block Elements, s-block Elements, Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure, Some Basic Concepts of Organic Chemistry, p-block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Chemical Thermodynamics.
  • Important Topics- this section contains chapters that carry weightage nearly 4% to 2%. Following are the chapters that are must to be done to increase the rank: Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen, Redox reaction, Biomolecules, Electrochemistry, Atomic Structure, Polymers, Solutions, Solid States, Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry and Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties.
  • Less Important Topics- this section includes those chapters which are least weighted nearly 2% or 1% and the questions from these topics doesn’t come much. The topics are: States of Matter, Hydrogen, Hydrocarbons, General Principles & Process of Isolation of Metals, Organic Compounds containing Hydrogen, Surface Chemistry, Purification Characteristics of Organic Compounds, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Principles related to Practical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry.

First of all, if we talk about any syllabus change in the JEE Main Exam, there is no change in the syllabus of chemistry. Although the questions asked in chemistry last year were not that tough. Students are requested to pay little more attention to this section because it is scoring and last year data also defines that students had difficulty in solving the numeric questions.

The overall weightage of chemistry in JEE Main 2015 is as-

JEE MAIN 2016 PAPER ANALYSIS

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JEE Main Physics Analysis

JEE Main 2016 is an abbreviation of Joint Entrance Exam- to grab admissions in various fields of Under Graduate (UG) Engineering Courses in the Top Ranking Institutes. This exam is conducted every year at All India Level by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). There are 2 papers in JEE Main Exam. For engineering aspirants, JEE Main 2017 Paper 1 is must, which contains 3 sections: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. All these sections have equal number of questions and are equally marked. The total number of questions in each section is 30 and each question carries 4 marks. The JEE Main exam is an objective type exam, which has 4 multiple choices. Out of which only 1 is correct. This exam has negative marking too. The correct choice will fetch you the 4 marks and the wrong choice will lose you 1 mark.

This article will provide the fresh idea on the JEE Main 2016 Physics Paper Analysis by covering its all aspects like the chapter wise marks distribution, number of questions asked from +2 and +1 level, difficulty level of the exam, important topics to be prepared and many more.

Following table will give you the idea in brief about the number of questions asked and the weightage of the Physics Chapters for JEE Main Exam. From the past years of paper analysis, the number of questions asked in JEE Main Entrance Exam, it can be said that there is no fixed number of questions from particular topic. The number of questions fluctuates every year. The weightage column shows the total marks of questions asked and the percentage weightage of the topic.

S.noChapter Name Number of questions asked in YearWeightage
  2016201520142013Marks%
1Unit, Dimensions and Vectors-1214-83-6
2Kinematics-11-4-123-10
3Laws of Motion-1224-83-6
4Work, Power and Energy22214-83-6
5Centre of Mass, Impulse and Momentum-2214-83-6
6Rotation--214-83-6
7Gravitation111-43
8Simple Harmonic Motion--124-83-6
9Solids and Fluids-1114-123-10
10Waves-1124-83-6
11Heat and Thermodynamics33324-203-16
12Optics-3344-203-16
13Current Electricity12184-123-10
14Electrostatics12134-163-13
15Magnetics-31-4-123-10
16Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current12114-83-6
17Modern Physics24514-243-20

Number of Questions asked from Class 11th & Class 12th in 2015, 2014  and 2013

NCERT Syllabus of Class 11th and Class 12th of CBSE Board has everything that is asked in the JEE Main Exam. Out of the total 90 questions, there is a probability of 3-4 questions that may come in the JEE Main Exam out of the syllabus. From the availability of data, it can be seen that the number of questions asked from +1 and +2 were equal in 2014 and 2015. This is not fixed that how many questions can be asked from both the classes. The fluctuations may vary every year. Following graph shows the number of questions asked from Class 11thand Class 12thin the past three years 2013, 2014 and 2015-

JEE MAIN 2016 PAPER ANALYSIS
Class, Year2016201520142013
Class 11th14131312
Class 12th16171718
Total30303030

Difficulty Level of Questions Asked in Previous Years

The total number of questions asked in Physics Section in 2015 were 30, out of which only 5 questions were marked difficult, 17 questions were marked moderate and the remaining 8 questions were easy. The difficulty level of the exam has dropped from previous year, as shown by available data in graphical representation.But according to the survey, JEE Main aspirants prove that the physics section in 2015 was very tough as compared to the other sections.

JEE MAIN 2016 PAPER ANALYSIS

Level of Questions, Year2016201520142013
Difficult5576
Moderate1217108
Easy1381316
Total30303030

This section will get you know the idea regarding the topics to be prepared well according to the priority, like the most important chapters that carry nearly 6% to 10% weightage, the important chapters that carry the weightage of 4% to 6% and at last, the least important topics that carry the nearly 3% weightage or less. The most important topic have to be prepared very well and must be through to them as this section carries large number of questions in the JEE Main Exam. Least important topics must not be left aside but to be prepared as these can help you to fetch more marks and hence increase your ranking. So do well all the topics-

  • Most Important Topics- Oscillations & Waves, Rotational Motion, Electrostatics, Atoms & Nuclei, Current Electricity, Laws of Motion and Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism.
  • Important Topics- Kinematics, Thermodynamics, Work Energy and Power, Optics, Electronic Devices, Properties of Solids & Liquids, Electromagnetic Waves
  • Less Important Topics- Electromagnetic Induction, Physics & Measurement, Communication System, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Alternating; Current, Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation and Gravitation.

As if, we see in the changes made in the recent years, there are no such changes in the exam pattern. If there are changes made, it will be updated on the official website. However there are changes in the difficulty level of the exam as compared to the last 10 years of paper analysis. From starting, the difficulty level has come down. There are chances of lowering the cut off as compared to last year. And it may vary by some reasons like lack of interest in engineering, lower number of JEE aspirants.

As there are different sets in JEE Main Exam, so difficulty level of different subjects were varied. Physics is that section in the JEE Exam which may come in form of more numerical as compared to theoretical questions. So it must be focused well.

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