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    JEE Advanced Paper Analysis 2020: Difficulty and Section-wise Weightage

    Mohit Sarohi Mohit Sarohi
    Content Curator

    JEE Advanced 2020 has been rescheduled to August 23, 2020. As a result, other events before the exam shall observe a delay. Meanwhile, candidates can look at the analysis of previous year question paper of JEE Advanced. Candidates can get a clear idea of what to expect from the paper. 

    Among 2.45 lakh qualified candidates, 1,61,319 candidates appeared for JEE Advanced 2019. As per the candidates who appeared for the examination,

    • Mathematics section was most robust among all. The questions asked in the mathematics section were lengthy and took longer time to solve.
    • Chemistry section was relatively more.
    • Physics section was moderately tough.
    • The overall difficulty of the paper was as expected.

    JEE Advanced Previous Year Paper Analysis 

    Below given is the section-wise analysis of JEE Advanced 2019:

    Subject

    Paper 1 Analysis

    Paper 2 Analysis

    Mathematics

    Difficult; Number of questions was from Algebra and Coordinate Geometry.

    Moderately Difficult

    Physis

    Moderately Tough; Questions were asked from chapters of class 11 & 12

    Difficult

    Chemistry

    Moderate; Few questions were asked from organic chemistry.

    Moderate

    The major change found in the paper pattern this year was the absence of paragraph-based questions. The overall difficulty level of Paper 1 was more as compared to Paper 2. According to the expert's analysis, the overall difficulty of both the papers was moderate. Both the paper required good time management skills. It is expected that JEE Advanced Cutoff for a general category may vary from 127-142 from a total of 372 marks for admission in IITs.

    As per students’ reaction, Paper 2 was found tough as compared to Paper 1. Mathematics in Paper 2 was most challenging to solve while in Paper 1, Physics was the difficult one. At some centers in Bangalore, Paper 2 was postponed till 4 pm. Unlike last year, students will neither get the copy of question paper nor the copy of the response sheet. JEE Advanced Exam Pattern is not fixed, this year too, some changes were observed in the paper pattern. This exam is considered as one of, if not the toughest to crack in India. Subject weightage, marking schemes, question formats and even total marks are unknown variables in this exam.

    JEE Advanced Paper 1 & 2 Analysis

    Paper 1

    • Physics was complicated while Mathematics and Chemistry were comparatively easy. 
    • The level of difficulty in Paper 1 was marked moderate with maximum weightage given to class 12 syllabus.
    • No mistakes in question paper have been reported till now.
    • Questions based on Numerical and Conic section had troubled most of the test takers.
    • Generally, in Numerical Type Answers, the answer is usually given in digits (0 – 9) but this time, applicants were asked to give answers with decimal points.
    • There were not many theoretical based questions in Chemistry. And some questions had a lot of calculations.

    Paper 2

    • Mathematics was tough. Presence of Matrices based questions made it lengthy.
    • Physics and Chemistry sections were comparatively easy.
    • Questions based on Integration were more in number as compared to 2017.
    • According to experts, the CRL may go around 125.
    • Many students found the difficulty of the paper as moderate.
    • Till now, no mistake has been reported in the question paper.
    • The total number of questions in JEE Advanced Paper 2 has remained the same but the maximum marks changed to 180 from 183.
    • As compared to Paper 1, Paper 2 was relatively difficult.

    JEE Advanced Paper Analysis 2017

    The following section defines the JEE Advanced Paper Analysis 2017. 

    JEE Advanced 2017 was held on May 21, 2017, at various centers across the country. JEE Advanced 2017 is the key for admissions to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). 

    • There is no set examination pattern for JEE Advanced and most of the questions are easy towards being more subjective or analytical.
    • Negative marks are given to the candidates for an incorrect response to a question.
    • Last year, both Paper I and Paper II were of 186 marks each, this year Paper I and Paper II were conducted for a total of 183 marks each. Thus, the total for JEE Advanced 2017 including Paper I and Paper II is 366 marks.

    Paper-1 Analysis

    Paper 1 was found to be moderately difficult. The examination was conceived as easier when compared to last year.

    • Multiple-correct choice questions award students with 4 marks for fully correct answers, 1 mark for partially correct answers and deducted 2 marks for incorrect answers.
    • Integer type questions awarded students with 3 marks for each correct answer, with no negative marking. Passage type single choice questions awarded students 3 marks for each correct answer and deducted 1 mark for each incorrect one. The paper was worth a total of 183 marks.

    Thus, the exam consisted of 21 multiple correct choice questions that constituted 84 marks of the examination, 15 integer type questions made up 45 marks and 18 passage type questions made up 54 marks.

    Paper-2 Analysis

    • Paper 2 was found to be relatively easy. Compared to last year, the paper was slightly easier.
    • It was comparatively easier than Paper 1. Single choice questions awarded students 3 marks for the correct answer and docked 1 mark for the incorrect one
    • Passage category single choice questions reward the students with 3 marks for the correct choice, with no negative marks.
    • 21 single choice questions constituted 63 marks, 21 multiple correct choice questions constituted 84 marks, and 12 passage type single choice questions made up 36 marks.

    Physics Analysis

    Physics section of paper-1 was moderately difficult. Questions included in Physics were a mix of conceptual and formula-based. Mentioned below is chapter wise weightage of Paper-1 Physics section.

    ChapterNumber of QuestionsMarks
    Thermodynamics39
    Electromagnetic Induction413
    Optics27
    Modern Physics413
    Fluid Mechanics27
    Sound Waves13
    Center of Mass14
    Alternating Current14
    Wave, Motion and String Waves14
    Heat Transfer14

    Maximum questions were asked from Electromagnetic Induction and Modern Physics.

    Physics was considered to be moderate in difficulty. Compared to last year though, it was relatively easier. A majority of the questions were conceptual and needed students to be strong with basics. This year, 18 questions were asked from 12 chapters. Following is the analysis of chapter wise marking scheme as well as the number of questions:

    ChapterNumber of QuestionsMarks
    Alternating Currents14
    Capacitors26
    Current Electricity14
    Electrostatics14
    Gravitation13
    Kinematics13
    Magnetism27
    Measurement and Errors13
    Modern Physics13
    Rotational Dynamics517
    Vectors13
    Wave Optics14

    Chemistry Analysis

    Chemistry was moderately difficult. Compared to last year though, it was conceived slightly tougher. This exam had a mix of conceptual and calculation-based questions. Following is the analysis of chapter wise marking scheme as well as the number of questions:

    • There were 3 questions of 9 marks from Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids.
    • There were 3 questions of 9 marks from Chemical Bonding.
    • There was 1 question of 3 marks from Atomic Structure.
    • There were 2 questions of 7 marks from Organic Chemistry.
    • There was 1 question of 3 marks from Solid State.
    • There was 1 question of 3 marks from Coordination Compounds.
    • There was 1 question of 3 marks from Electrochemistry.
    • There were 2 questions of 8 marks from P-Block Elements.
    • There was 1 question of 4 marks from Thermodynamics.
    • There was 2 question of 8 marks from Hydrocarbons.
    • There was 1 question of 4 marks.

    Thus, there were 18 questions of 61 marks. Above weightage is for Chemistry Paper 1 of JEE Advanced 2017. Chemistry Paper 2 was relatively easy to Paper 1, especially compared to last year. Questions coming from this topic were a combination of conceptual and formula-based. Following is the analysis of chapter wise marking scheme as well as the number of questions:

    ChapterNumber of QuestionsMarks
    Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers26
    Chemical Kinetics14
    Electrochemistry13
    Equilibrium in Physical and Chemical Processes14
    Haloalkenes and Haloarenes14
    Hydrocarbons14
    Compounds Containing Nitrogen26
    P-Block Elements116
    Solutions14
    Hydrogen13
    Surface Chemistry14
    Thermodynamics13

    Mathematics Analysis

    Mathematics was moderately easy this time. A lot of the questions asked in the exam required students to be strong with concepts to do well.

    Following is the analysis of chapter wise marking scheme as well as the number of questions:

    Chapter NameNumber of QuestionsMarks
    Application of Derivatives39
    Ellipse13
    Circles26
    Parabola27
    Definite Integral27
    Permutations and Combinations13
    Sequence and Series13
    Matrices27
    Limit and Continuity14
    Hyperbola14
    Probability14
    Complex Numbers14

    Thus, there was a total of 18 questions of 61 marks in Paper 1 of Mathematics.

    Mathematics was moderately difficult. It was easier compared to what we saw last year. A majority of the questions in this subject were concept-based, while the rest required the use of facts and formulae. This year, 18 questions were asked from 11 chapters. Following is the analysis of chapter wise marking scheme as well as the number of questions:

    • There were 4 questions of 12 marks from 3D Geometry.
    • There were 3 questions of 11 marks from Application of Derivatives.
    • There was 1 question of 4 marks from Area of Bounded Regions.
    • There were 2 questions of 8 marks from Definite Integrals.
    • There was  1 questions of 3 marks from Differential Equations.
    • There was  1 question of 4 marks from Limits and Continuity.
    • There was  1 question of 3 marks from Matrices.
    • There was  1 question of 3 marks from Probability.
    • There was  1 question of 3 marks from Sets, Relations and Functions.
    • There were  2 questions of 6 marks from Theory of Equations.
    • There was  1 question of 4 marks from Trigonometry.

    Thus, there were 18 questions of 61 marks. Above constituted the completed analysis of Mathematics Paper 2.


    JEE Advanced Expected Cut-off

    Minimum percentage of marks required to be included in JEE Advanced Rank List 2020 is shown below that have been declared by IIT Kanpur. The candidate will be included or dropped from the All India Rank list based on this cut-off.

    S.No.Rank ListMinimum percentage of marks in each subjectMinimum percentage of aggregate marks
    1.Common rank list (CRL)10.035.0
    2.OBC-NCL rank list9.031.5
    3.SC rank list5.017.5
    4.ST rank list5.017.5
    5.Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)5.017.5
    6.OBC-NCL-PwD rank list5.017.5
    7.SC-PwD rank list5.017.5
    8.ST-PwD rank list5.017.5
    9.Preparatory course rank list2.58.75

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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