JEE Main 2020 January session was conducted between 6 – 9, 2020. Candidates can check JEE Main Paper Analysis for B.E/ B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers for all the shifts of January 2020 session and previous year papers here. JEE Main Paper Analysis shall highlight the difficulty level of the paper, section-wise analysis as per different slots, most asked topics, kind of questions asked etc.
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JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis
JEE Main 2020 for January session has been concluded. For candidates appearing in the JEE Main 2020 April session, JEE Main Paper analysis will prove to be highly useful in order to know what to expect from the exam since a lot changes were made in the JEE Main exam pattern this year. NTA shall also release the JEE Main Answer Key soon. JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 will include a detailed analysis of the question paper. Candidates appearing for the next session must utilize this for a productive preparation. The overall analysis of JEE Main 2020 January B.E/ B.Tech Paper is tabulated below:
JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 9 (Morning Shift) Paper Analysis
January 9, 2020 was the last day for JEE Main 2020 January session, morning shift B.E/ B. Tech paper was successfully conducted between 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM.
Physics section was found to be the toughest by the test takers, with a lot of formula based questions.
Mathematics as per candidates was easy in terms of difficulty level but it was time consuming and thus attempting the desired number of questions over all in paper was challenging.
Chemistry questions were mostly from NCERT with some tricky portions.
There were 4-5 questions in Mathematics from Calculus.
Most asked topics in Physics were Thermodynamics, modern physics, resistance and fluids.
Chemistry had questions from Coordination compounds. There were about 6-8 questions from inorganic chemistry with a majority of questions from organic chemistry.
JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 9 (Afternoon Shift) Paper Analysis
B.E/ B.Tech paper on January 9, 2020 afternoon session was the last paper of January 2020 session. Afternoon paper was similar to the same day morning shift paper in terms of level of difficulty with physics being the toughest section.
Chemistry once again was observed to be the easiest section. A majority of Organic chemistry questions were from the exercises given in NCERT.
Mathematics was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level with high weightage given to class XII syllabus.
Physics was the most difficult section, and as per test takers more weightage was given to class XI syllabus in the physics section.
Most asked questions in mathematics were Vector, 3D, Probability, AP etc. Centre of mass and moment of inertia are some of the topics asked in Physics.
Numerical value based questions were conceptual and easy to solve, if candidates had a clear conceptual base.
JEE Main 2020 Jan 8 Analysis
JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 8 (Morning Shift) Paper Analysis
B.E/ B.Tech paper on January 8, 2020 was conducted as per schedule, despite of the Bharat Bandh strike. Candidates were advised to start early for the exam centers as finding transportation could have been an issue in the morning. Question paper was seen as of moderate difficulty level with mathematics being the most time consuming section.
Numerical value based questions for mathematics were found easy by the candidates, however most of the candidates suggest that test takers should save 90 minutes for the maths section as attempting the desired number of questions can be challenging.
Question paper was fairly spread put over the syllabus of Class XI and XII. For physics, some test takers had the opinion that class XII syllabus was given more weightage.
Chemistry section which is generally found easy in terms of difficulty level was surprisingly tough this time. Candidates weren’t expecting a lot of questions from inorganic chemistry, but there was a fair amount from the same.
A specific question from chemistry was from environmental chemistry regarding greenhouse gases. There were 2-3 questions from ionization enthalpy.
Mathematics had questions from Matrix and Determinants, Vector and 3D, Arithmetic Progression, Parabola, Calculus, Conic sections etc.
JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 8 (Afternoon Shift) Paper Analysis
JEE Main afternoon shift on January 8, 2020 was conducted as per schedule between 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. Paper Analysis for the same is as follows:
Physics was seen as the toughest section by a majority of the test takers, with more of conceptual questions.
Chemistry was a relieving section as most of the chemistry section was from NCERT, and thus was not very time taking for candidates.
Candidates complained about not being able to solve the desired number of questions in mathematics. The section was of a moderate difficulty level but very time-consuming.
Candidates pointed out that class XI course was given more importance in mathematics.
Numerical Value based questions were overall easy in terms of level of difficulty.
Physics section had a lot of questions from electromagnetism. Chemistry section was dominated by organic chemistry questions.
JEE Main 2020 Jan 7 Analysis
JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 7 (Morning Shift) Paper Analysis
JEE Main 2020 January Session commenced on January 6, 2020. B.E/B. Tech papers are scheduled for January 7-9, 2020. Morning shift on January 7 concluded between 9.30 PM to 12.30 PM. B.E/ B. Tech paper is divided into three sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Chemistry was observed as the easiest section out of all 3 sections. Some candidates found maths and others found physics to be the toughest.
Paper was seen as easier than last year’s JEE Main Question Papers.
Numerical value based questions were of a moderate difficulty level.
Some questions in mathematics were very high in terms of difficulty level and the section as a whole was found to be time consuming.
Most asked topics in Mathematics were Parabola, quadratic equations, circles, probability, permutation and combination etc. Questions from calculus were high in terms of difficulty level.
Most asked questions in Chemistry were quantum numbers, chemical bonds etc.
Wave optics, projectile, resistance, magnetic field, modern physics etc were the most asked topics in Physics.
JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 7 (Afternoon Shift) Paper Analysis
The timings for the afternoon shift were 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. B.E/ B. Tech paper was again described as easier when compared with the previous year JEE Main Question Papers.
Physics was described as the toughest section conceptually. Mathematics was also high in terms of difficulty level and time-consuming at the same time, since most of the questions were from NCERT in chemistry, it was scaled easy in terms of difficulty level by the candidates.
Class XI and XII syllabus was distributed in a balanced way across the paper. However, mathematics section had more questions from Class XII syllabus.
Numerical value-based questions were tough for physics and easy for chemistry. But it got challenging to attempt these questions in mathematics as the section was lengthy and therefore time-consuming.
Mathematics had 3-4 questions from integrations and as shared by test takers, they were all easy to attempt. Probability questions in maths were also easy.
Weightage of organic chemistry was more in this year’s paper in comparison to the last year. Whereas, there were just 2-3 questions from inorganic chemistry.
There were a couple of questions from Newton’s law of cooling.
JEE Main 2020 Jan 6 Analysis
JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 6 (Morning Shift) Paper Analysis
The morning shift of JEE Main 2020 January session successfully commenced on January 6, 2020. 1,38,409 candidates have registered for B. Arch paper and 59,003 have registered for B. Planning paper. B.Arch and B. Planning papers are being conducted in two shifts on January 6, 2020. As per the initial reactions of the candidates, mathematics section was found to be the toughest. Detailed JEE Main Paper Analysis is as follows:
JEE Main B. Arch Paper Mathematics
Candidates found the mathematics section to be high in terms of difficulty level. Questions were asked from both, maths syllabus of XI and XII. However, as per a lot of test takers, there was more weightage to class XI syllabus in mathematics. Most asked topics were 3D coordinate geometry, distance, etc. There were fewer questions from integration and differentiation.
JEE Main B. Arch Paper Drawing
Candidates had to answer 2 questions in the drawing section. The second question had 3 choices out of which, one had to be attempted by the candidate. Questions were based on topics like cylinder, school playground, gymnast, grandparents' face etc. Overall the drawing section was found to be difficult by most of the test takers.
JEE Main B. Arch Aptitude
In comparison to the mathematics and drawing sections, aptitude section was found to be comparatively easier by the test takers. Mirror image, 3D figures were some of the asked topics. Some specific questions from the Aptitude section were regarding the location of the Konark temple, correct size of a door, texture of a mirror etc.
JEE Main 2020 January Session- January 6 (Afternoon Shift) Paper Analysis
JEE Main afternoon shift is scheduled between 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. For candidates taking both B. Arch and B. Planning, the exam will end at 6.00 PM. As expected, candidates found the mathematics section to be the toughest. Planning section was introduced for the first time and a majority of candidates found it easy.
Difficulty Level Analysis of JEE Main 2020
Difficulty Level Analysis of JEE Main 2020 January Session
A basic distribultion of number of questions in terms of difficulty level of B.E/ B. Tech paper of JEE Main January session is tabulated below:
Distribultion of marks in terms of difficulty level of B.E/ B. Tech paper of JEE Main January session 2020 is tabulated below:
JEE Main Paper Analysis 2019
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)
Chemistry section for most of the test takers was the easiest out of all the 3. Organic chemistry occupied a considerable position in the questions.
Physics questions were time-consuming and considered the toughest out of all the sections. Most of the questions were formula based, with less weightage to the theoretical bit.
Complex numbers and coordinate geometry were some of the highlights of the mathematics paper.
Question paper was fairly distributed covering most of the syllabus.
JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 12 – Morning Shift)
Difficulty level for morning shift was considered moderate.
Physics retained the tag of being the toughest among all the sections, most of the questions as expected were formula based.
A considerable number of questions in the mathematics section were from Calculus, the section was observed as lengthy by test takers.
Chemistry was a scoring paper with direct questions from NCERT Books of class 11 and 12.
Note: There was no exam on April 11 due to general elections in 20 states.
JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis (April 10 – Morning Shift)
Physics was once again the toughest paper, rotational mechanics and dynamics were one of the few highlighted topics in JEE Main Question Paper.
Mathematics paper was of moderate difficulty level, compromising of most of the questions were from integration and circles.
Following the previous year trends, chemistry was again observed as the easiest out of the 3 sections.
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 a 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 a time-consuming paper, magnetics was an important topic in the 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. Test takers had mixed reactions 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.