NTA released JEE Main 2020 Application forms. January session of the exam is scheduled for January 6 – 11, 2020. Aspirants must go through the previous year paper analysis to have an idea of what to expect from JEE Main
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Awareness of the Exam Pattern based on past trends enables a preparation in the right direction, which is a must in the highly competetive examination like JEE Main. Also ReadJEE Main Exam Pattern (New)
JEE Main 2019 Paper I Analysis
A total of 9,58,619 students had registered for JEE Main 2019. However, more than 15% students dropped out from Paper 2.
A total of 42,968 students availed the EWS reservation.
All sections were conducted in online computer based mode.
JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 12 – Evening Shift)
Last day papers were tougher than previous day papers.
Even Chemistry which is considered to be easy section had difficult questions.
Physics questions were descriptive and time consuming.
Questions had come from all the chapters. Equal weightage was given to the topics.
JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 12 – Morning Shift)
Physics retained the tag of being the toughest among all the sections.
Mathematics had questions with heavy calculations making the paper lengthy and time consuming.
Chemistry was a scoring paper with direct questions from NCERT Books of class 11 and 12.
There was no exam on April 11 due to general elections in 20 states.
JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 10 – Morning Shift)
Students’ reactions are more or less the same for the papers.
Physics follows the trend of being the toughest paper while Chemistry remains the easiest one.
Experts have predicted the cut off for common rank list to be between 70 – 75.
JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 10 – Evening Shift)
This slot paper was easier than the paper sets of previous slots.
Mathematics paper was comparatively softer to the students.
While Physics challenged their aptitude by various application based questions.
Chemistry was easy, However, overall exam was lengthy.
JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 9 – Morning Shift)
Students referred to the overall paper as moderate to difficult.
There are mixed reactions for Chemistry paper. Some found it tougher than expected while others said it was easy as direct questions were asked from NCERT books.
Physics paper majorly followed NCERT syllabus and was lengthy.
Mathematics paper had moderate difficulty level with some tricky questions.
JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 9 – Evening Shift)
Following the exam trend, experts say that students should start the paper with Chemistry section to manage the time well.
A student said that Mathematics was the toughest, lengthy and time-consuming section having questions from Calculus and Trigonometry.
At the same time, Physics had high complexity level with many application – based questions.
JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 8 – Morning Shift)
In shift 2, Mathematics surpassed the difficulty level of Physics paper.
Physics was moderate but lengthy paper.
Chemistry section was again the easiest section with direct questions from the book.
JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 8 – Evening Shift)
Mathematics was moderate to difficult paper with a few repeated questions from previous year question papers.
Physic paper had most number of questions from Mechanics and Electrostatic and Magnetism topis.
Chemistry section: As expected by students, Chemistry was the easiest paper among the three as it had 5 to 6 direct questions from class 11 and 12 NCERT Books.
JEE Main 2019 Paper II Analysis
JEE Main Paper 2 was conducted on April 7, 2019 in two shifts.
A total of 1,80,052 candidates registered for the paper.
Mathematics and General Aptitude section were conducted in CBT mode.
Mathematics section: Quesions from Calculus dominated this section, no question was similar to January paper. Students had mixed reaction as some found this paper difficult while others said it was expected.
General Aptitude section: Tricky questions on identifying the top view, front view of 3D objects and shapes were asked. Also, there were 10 – 15 questions on GK like full form of ISRO or NASA and also location of places with architectural importance.
Drawing section: the difficulty level was easy according to students.
In first question, students were asked to make something out of a cube with their creativity and imagination.
In the second question, they were given a flower which had to be replicated.
While in the third question, students had to draw a rear view of professor teaching a class of students.
JEE Main offline and online exam was successfully conducted in 2 shifts in India and abroad on April 8 & 15 respectively. The paper analysis intends to help candidates understand what the academia thinks of the question paper. At the JEE Main exam center, metal detectors were used to ensure candidates were not carrying any unfair material. The candidates were even asked to remove their belt and shoes. Check the analysis of JEE Main Paper 1 below-
JEE Main 2018 Paper was tougher than JEE Main 2017.
The most difficult section in the exam was Physics. Candidates had a tough time to solve few of the questions.
Easiest of all was Chemistry section. Candidates did not have to think out of the box to solve it. Many of the questions were direct.
Mathematics section was moderate in level of difficulty. But many students found Mathematics as tough and a lengthy paper.
This time, the distribution of questions from class 11 was comparatively higher than class 12 for Mathematics.
Topics that were found easy: Integration, Conic Sections, Semi-Conductor, Optics.
Electrodynamics and Mechanics flooded the questions in Physics.
JEE Main 2017 Paper Analysis
JEE Main 2017 was conducted on April 2 for offline mode and April 8 & 9 for online mode.
Paper 1 had 90 questions distributed equally among 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Candidates with good preparation found the exam to be of moderate difficulty.
The difficulty level of Mathematics was maximum followed by Physics and Chemistry.