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JEE Main Previous Year Paper Analysis

JEE Main is considered to be one of the toughest examinations across the world. JEE Main entrance exam is conducted for admission in engineering colleges. In order to prepare for the upcoming exam, we bring you all the JEE Main Previous Year Paper Analysis by our experts along with the difficulty level of the questions in the exam.

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JEE Main 2017 Paper Analysis

The offline version of JEE Main 2017 was held on Sunday, 2nd April 2017. This is a complete JEE Main 2017 Paper analysis on the paper.

Considered one of the toughest examinations across the world, the JEE Main exam paves the way for candidates to secure admission to some of the most prestigious engineering colleges in the country – like the IITs, NITs, GFTI and ISM.

JEE Main 2017 Paper: Download

Students can download JEE Main paper for 2017 from the following links

Paper Download Link Date of Exam
Paper 1 Offline Set A View 02/04/2017
Paper 1 Offline Set B View 02/04/2017
Paper 1 Offline Set C View 02/04/2017
Paper 1 Offline Set D View 02/04/2017
Paper 1 Online Physics View 08/04/2017
Paper 1 Online Chemistry View 08/04/2017
Paper 1 Online Mathematics View 08/04/2017
Paper 1 Online Physics View 09/04/2017
Paper 1 Online Chemistry View 09/04/2017
Paper 1 Online Mathematics View 09/04/2017
Paper 2 Set W View 02/04/2017
Paper 2 Set X View 02/04/2017
Paper 2 Set Y View 02/04/2017
Paper 2 Set Z View 02/04/2017

JEE Main 2017 Paper Pattern

This year, the pen-and-paper based exam for Paper 1 was held today, on 2nd April 2017, This 3-hour long exam, for admission to B.E and B. Tech. courses started at 9:30 am and ended at 12:30 pm.

It covered 30 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics each, making it a total of 90 in all. These questions were of the objective type, with multiple choices. The correct answer to each question would yield a candidate 4 marks, while each incorrect answer would result in the deduction of 1 mark.

Subject No. of Questions Total Marks
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120

Now let’s see the expert analysis of the JEE Main 2017 paper.

What did our experts think about JEE Main 2017?

There have been a lot of similarities between this year’s and last year’s papers. As per our experts, 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 tilted towards questions from the 12th standard syllabi.

Physics was considered to be moderate in difficulty and length, with most finding it easier than the last year. Students encountered more calculative questions than theory-based. The weightage of marks tilted towards the 12th standard syllabus with 19 questions, while 11 questions were picked from the 11th standard syllabus. Constitutionally, the paper had 11 questions from Mechanics, 8 questions from Electrodynamics, 3 questions from Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory, 2 from Optics and Wave Optics – which was a surprise for most – and 6 questions from Modern Physics and Nuclear Physics.

Chemistry was considered the easiest of all three papers, with a difficulty curve similar to last year. The questions asked this year were more theoretical than calculative, making it the quickest subject to solve. The weightage of marks tilted towards the 12th standard syllabus, with 17 questions chosen from it and the remaining 13 chosen from the 11th standard syllabus. Constitutionally, the paper had 8 questions from Organic Chemistry, 11 from Inorganic Chemistry and 11 from Physical Chemistry.

Mathematics was considered by most to be the most difficult of the three subjects, purely due to its lengthiness, despite being comparatively easier than last year. While questions were based on simple formulae, a lot of them were calculation-based. The weightage of marks was unequal with 20 questions chosen from 12th standard and 10 from 11th standard. Constitutionally, the paper contained 15 questions from Algebra, 6 from Calculus, 3 from Trigonometry, 3 from Conics and 3 from Vector Algebra.

What did applicants think about JEE Main 2017?

This year, over 13 lakh students attempted JEE Main at 104 centres across the country, with 9 centres outside India. Only the top 2.2 lakh candidates will be shortlisted for JEE Advanced, scheduled on 21st May, 2017.

While most applicants found the paper to be easier than last year, opinion was divided over the three subjects.

  1.       Aditya: “While the entire paper was relatively simple, the Mathematics segment was rather lengthy to solve.”
  2.       Rahul: “Chemistry was easy and Physics was okay. Mathematics, however, was a bit tough and rather lengthy.”

Overall, most applicants were happy with their efforts and now look forward to the declaration of their scores along with the All-India Ranks, scheduled to be declared on 27th April 2017.

Our experts predict the cut-off to lie between 97 and 102.

In the meanwhile, you can also visit the JEE Main Rank Predictor if you’re keen to know how you’ve fared this year.

If you want to watch video solutions for all the questions of the JEE Main Apr 2 exam, find it here.

  1. For Physics, find video solutions here.
  2. For Maths, find video solutions here.
  3. For Chemistry, find video solutions here.
  4. For JEE Main’s most time-consuming questions, find video solutions here.

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