The much awaited JEE Advanced examination was held on 21st May 2017 at various centres across the country. Like every year, the exam was conducted across two papers.

Paper 1 was held from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Paper 2 was held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Over 200000 applicants have pinned their hopes to this exam as their gateway to the prestigious IITs of the country. This year, the cut-off to qualify for JEE Advanced stood at 81 for General students, 49 for OBC, 31 for SC and 27 for ST students.

This exam is considered one of, if not the trickiest to crack in India. Paper setting is completely at the behest of examiners. No two consecutive exams are the same. Subject weightage, marking schemes, question formats and even total marks are unknown variables in this exam.

This year was no different.

What our experts thought of the exam?

Our experts found this year’s examination, including both papers, to be relatively easy – especially compared to last year. Here are the important points.

         This year’s paper was worth a total of 366 marks, with Paper 1 Paper 2 both worth 183 marks each.

         In both papers, students encountered a mix of multiple correct choice, integer type and passage type questions.

         The marking scheme was mixed too, based on the type of question asked. Students were awarded 3 and 4 marks for correct answers and docked 1 and 2 marks for each wrong answer. Some questions in this exam however, did not have negative marking.

Let’s now take a look at both papers individually.

Paper 1 review

On the whole, our experts found Paper 1 to be moderately difficult. Compared to last year, the paper was slightly easier. The paper contained a mix of multiple correct choice, integer type and passive type single choice questions.

Multiple-correct choice questions gave students 4 marks for fully correct answers, 1 mark for partially correct answers and deducted 2 marks for incorrect answers. It also contained partial marking. Integer type questions awarded students 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. 21 multiple correct choice questions constituted 84 marks, 15 integer type questions made up 45 marks and 18 passage type questions made up 54 marks.

Physics

Physics was moderate in difficult. Compared to last year though, it was slightly easier. Questions in Physics were a mix of conceptual and formula-based.

This year, 18 questions were asked from 10 chapters. The weightage can be seen below.

CHAPTER QUESTIONS MARKS
Thermodynamics 3 9
Electromagnetic Induction 4 13
Optics 2 7
Modern Physics 2 6
Fluid Mechanics 2 7
Sound Waves 1 3
Centre of Mass, Momentum and Collision 1 4
Alternating Current 1 4
Wave Motion and String Waves 1 4
Heat Transfer 1 4
TOTAL 18 61

Chemistry

Chemistry was moderately difficult. Compared to last year though, it slightly tougher. This exam had a mix of conceptual and calculation-based questions.

This year, 18 questions were asked from 11 chapters. The weightage can be seen below.

CHAPTER QUESTIONS MARKS
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 3 9
Atomic Structure 3 9
Chemical Bonding 1 3
Organic Chemistry 2 7
Solid State 1 3
Coordination Compounds 1 3
Electrochemistry 1 3
P-Block Elements 2 8
Thermodynamics 1 4
Hydrocarbons 2 8
Solutions 1 4
TOTAL 18 61

Mathematics

Mathematics was moderately easy this time. Compared to last year though, it was significantly easier. A lot of the questions asked in the exam required students to be strong with concepts to do well.

This year, 18 questions were asked from 12 chapters. The weightage can be seen below.

CHAPTER QUESTIONS MARKS
Application of Derivatives 3 9
Ellipse 1 3
Circles 2 6
Parabola 2 7
Definite Integral 2 7
Permutations and Combinations 1 3
Sequence and Series 1 3
Matrices 2 7
Limits and Continuity 1 4
Hyperbola 1 4
Probability 1 4
Complex Numbers 1 4
TOTAL 18 61

Paper 2

Our experts found Paper 2 to be relatively easy. Compared to last year, the paper was slightly easier. It was also easier than Paper 1. The paper contained a mix of single choice, multiple correct choice and passage type single choice question.

Single choice questions awarded students 3 marks for the correct answer and docked 1 mark for the incorrect one. Multiple correct choice questions gave students 4 marks for fully correct answers, 1 mark for partially correct answers and deducted 2 marks for incorrect answers. Passage type single choice questions awarded students 3 marks for the correct choice, with no negative marks.

The paper was worth a total of 183 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

Physics was considered to be moderate in difficult. 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. The weightage can be seen below.

CHAPTER QUESTIONS MARKS
Alternating Currents 1 4
Capacitors 2 6
Current Electricity 1 4
Electrostatics 1 4
Gravitation 1 3
Kinematics 1 3
Magnetism 2 7
Measurement and Errors 1 3
Modern Physics 1 3
Rotational Dynamics 5 17
Vectors 1 3
Wave Optics 1 4
TOTAL 18 61

Chemistry

Chemistry was considered to relatively easy, especially compared to last year. Questions from this subject were a mix of conceptual and formula-based.

This year, 18 questions were asked from 11 chapters. The weightage can be seen below.

CHAPTER QUESTIONS MARKS
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers 2 6
Chemical Kinetics 1 4
Electrochemistry 1 3
Equilibrium in Physical and Chemical Processes 1 4
Haloalkenes and Haloarenes 1 4
Hydrocarbons 1 4
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen 2 6
P-Block Elements 4 13
Solutions 1 3
Some P-Block Elements 1 4
Study of First Element: Hydrogen 1 3
Surface Chemistry 1 4
Thermodynamics 1 3
TOTAL 18 61

Mathematics

Mathematics was moderately difficult. Compared to last year though, it was comparatively easier. 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. The weightage can be seen below.

CHAPTER QUESTIONS MARKS
3D Geometry 4 12
Application of Derivatives 3 11
Area of Bounded Regions 1 4
Definite Integrals 2 8
Differential Equations 1 3
Limits and Continuity 1 4
Matrices 1 3
Probability 1 3
Sets, Relations and Functions 1 3
Theory of Equations 2 6
Trigonometry 1 4
TOTAL 18 61

Wrong questions in Paper 2

No option matching for these questions. Paper 2
code 0 – 49
code 1 – 44
code 2 – 45
code 3 – 45
code 4 – 46
code 5 – 47
code 6 – 47
code 7 – 50
code 8 – 49
code 9 – 48

What students thought of the exam?

While applicants found both papers in this exam to be of similar difficulty, the general consensus showed that Paper 2 was easier than Paper 1. Here’s what some of them had to say.

Paper 1

  1.    Rohan: Chemistry was relatively easy. Maths was just like any other year. Some questions were tough, while some were easy. In Physics, some questions from Magnetism were easy but the rest of the paper was tough.
  2.    Aniket: The paper was objective. Physics mainly contained conceptual questions. There wasn’t a lot of solving. I found Chemistry to be rather easy. Maths was moderate in difficulty.

Paper 2

  1.    Nikhil: The paper was slightly tougher than last year. Individually, I found Physics a bit tough, Chemistry to be very easy and Maths to be moderate.
  2.    Sumit: Mathematics was easy and so was Physics. Chemistry was a bit tricky though since there were many fact-based questions. The pattern of the paper and marking schemes were similar to last year.

All applicants will now look forward to the results – scheduled to be declared on 4th June – with bated breath. The rank they achieve in this exam will define their prospects of entering the IITs.

If you too have given the JEE Advanced exam and wish to know how you’ve fared, then check out our JEE Advanced Answer Key.

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