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JEE Main April 9 Paper Analysis

Last Updated - September 22, 2017

JEE Main 2017 online exam was conducted on April 9, 2017 for Paper 1. It was held in two shifts. The morning shift has been conducted from 9.30 AM to 12.30 AM while the second shift was conducted from 2 PM to 5 PM. Paper 1 consisted of 90 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics sections. Around 18 lakhs candidates registered for the online exam of JEE Main 2017. The online exam was of similar difficulty level as the offline exam. As per the candidates, JEE Main online paper was of lengthy but of moderate difficulty level. Mathematics section was little bit difficult and lengthy, Chemistry was easy and Physics was moderate.

This year, over 15 lakhs students appeared for JEE Main at 113 centers across the country with 9 centers outside India. Only top 2.2 lakhs candidates will be shortlisted for JEE Advanced. CBSE had also made available a mock test on its official website to make sure that candidates appearing for the computer based test had a new experience of the online examination.

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JEE Main Online Answer Key 2017

JEE Main 2017 Exam Pattern

JEE Main Exam Pattern was same as the last year. The questions were asked from the syllabus of class XI and class XII. It consisted of 30 multiple choice questions in each section (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics). Candidates had to solve the paper in three hours. Each question carries four marks and there was negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer. Check the following table below to know the distribution of questions in JEE Main 2017.

SubjectsXIXIITotal No. of QuestionsTotal Marks
 No. Of QuestionsMarksNo. Of QuestionsMarks  

JEE Main 2017 Overall Analysis

There have been a lot of similarities between this year paper and last year’s paper. The paper seems to have been moderately easy yet lengthy with questions from some subjects being even lengthier than last year. The weightage of marks titled towards questions from the syllabus of class 12th. While the division of questions from both class was in the similar ratio. There were 40 questions from class 11 syllabus while 50 questions were from class 12th syllabus. Around 148 marks can be considered easy overall, 160 marks are relatively difficult and 52 marks are considered difficult. The paper is slightly easier than the last year, hence the cutoff should slightly increase from last year in all categories. Here are the table providing overall analysis of JEE Main 2017 online paper.

JEE Main 2017 Marks Wise Distribution
SubjectEasy LevelMedium LevelDifficult Level
 No. of questionsMarksNo. of questionsMarksNo. of questionsMarks

Check JEE Main 2017 Cutoff

JEE Main 2017 Physics Analysis

In Physics, there were 30 questions asked in the examination. Overall questions were on easier side and straight forward as compared to last year. The paper was on the expected lines without any element of surprise. Candidates encountered more calculative questions than theory based. The weightage of marks titled towards the 12th standard syllabus with 19 questions while 11 questions were picked from the 11th standard syllabus. This section was relatively difficult and had 30 questions carrying four marks each.

JEE Main 2017 Questions in Physics
TopicsNo. of questionMarksWeightage (%)
Geometrical Optics143.33
Current Electricity31210
Electro Magnetic Induction143.33
Thermal Expansion143.33
Work Power Energy286.67
Rotational Dynamics286.67
Modern Physics41613.33
Wave Optics143.33
Electro Magnetic Waves143.33
Communication System143.33

JEE Main 2017 Chemistry Analysis

In Chemistry, the questions were quite balanced. Equal weightage was given to Physical, Organic and Inorganic chemistry. No questions were from topics like States of Matter and Chemistry in Everyday life. Unlike last year, most of the questions were conceptual while lesser number of questions were memory based. The weightage of marks titled towards syllabus of class 12th with 17 questions chosen from it and 13 questions chosen from class 11th syllabus.

TopicsNo. of questionsMarksWeightage (%)
Inorganic Chemistry
Periodic Table143.33
Chemical Bonding286.67
Coordination Chemistry143.33
Salt Analysis143.33
S-P-D block elements31210
Environmental Chemistry143.33
Organic Chemistry
Halogen Derivative31210
Carbonyl Compounds143.33
Carboxylic Acids143.33
Biomolecules & Polymer31210
Physical Chemistry
Mole Concept286.67
Atomic Structure143.33
Solid State143.33
Chemical Kinetics143.33
Surface Chemistry143.33
Liquid Solution143.33

JEE Main 2017 Mathematics Analysis

This section was considered by most to be the most difficult of the three subjects, despite being comparatively easier than last year. Two or three questions were lengthy but few questions were straight forward as well. Questions asked were conceptual and nearer to the JEE Advanced paper in terms of tricks and approach. Candidates confined to the NCERT and related text books would find it difficult. The weightage of marks was unequal with 20 questions chosen class 12th syllabus and 10 questions from class 11th syllabus. The paper contained 15 questions from Algebra and 6 questions from Calculus.

JEE Main 2017 Questions in Mathematics
TopicsNo. of questionsMarksWeightage
Quadratic Equation143.33
Sequence & Series286.67
Limit & Differentiation286.67
Differential Equation143.33
Area & Straight Line286.67
3D Vector31210
Complex Number143.33
Binomial Theorem143.33
Maxima & Minima143.33
Ellipse & Hyperbola286.67
Height & Distance286.67



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