JEE Main is considered one of the toughest exams across the country. JEE Main Result deems the eligibility and future of aspirants who aim in pursuing engineering and Architecture courses. It is one of the important criteria for gaining admission to top NITs, IITs, GFTIs, ISM, etc. across the country.
Solving previous year question papers and getting an in-depth idea about the same prove to be a great assistance to the students. The analysis of previous year question papers help to throw light on important points pertaining to the pattern of questions asked, the level of difficulty and the methodology of asking questions.
In order to make it easier for candidates in understanding the paper and easing the tension lurking around considering the examination, we here present a detailed analysis of the last two-year papers i.e. of the year previous year and this year respectively.
The JEE Main analysis of 2017 and 2018 will comprise of the overall study of pattern, difficulty level and chapters to concentrate more on. This evaluation will aid aspirants in evaluating their chances of gaining admission to the top institutes.
Analysis of JEE Main Paper I
The Paper I of JEE Main deals with engineering admissions. It comprises of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. As per experts, in comparison to JEE Mains previous year, JEE Mains this year papers were moderately easy which the candidate could solve within the stipulated time frame. Whereas both the years the weightage of each question was at par with the Class 12th CBSE syllabus.
JEE Mains previous Year
Physics Section – As per experts, the physics Paper of 2017 was moderately difficult as well lengthy. However, the candidates could still crack the paper easily. More weightage was given to calculative questions whereas there were very few of theory-based questions. Maximum of questions were picked from Class 12 syllabi with approximate of 19 questions from class 12th and 11 from class 11th syllabi.
Chemistry Section – In comparison to all three sections, the Chemistry section was considered as the easiest in JEE Main 2017. The questions were more theoretical and less calculative that eased the difficulty level. There was a total of 17 questions from Class 12th syllabi and 13 from class 11.
Mathematics – Staying true to its history, this paper was the most difficult however easier than 2016. There were more calculative type questions and few which needed simple formulae. In addition, the distribution of marks was also uneven in the case of Mathematics sections. Out of 30, 20 questions were asked from Class 12 and 10 questions from class 11.
JEE Mains this Year
Physics – Compared to JEE Mains previous year, the physics section of Paper 1 was quoted to be extremely difficult by the candidates. The paper wasn’t too lengthy. The questions were well balanced with equal no of theory-based and calculation-based questions. Out of the 30 questions, 17 were asked from class 12th and 13 from class 11th. As per experts, the question paper carried a few mistakes, like the Q.6 in Set B was entirely wrong with no correct option.
Chemistry – Unlike previous year, wherein the chemistry section was noted to be most easy, JEE Mains this year paper 1 chemistry section was tagged to be moderately difficult. The question pattern was a mix of calculation and theory problems and thus didn’t take much time of candidate to solve it. However, the types of questions asked made it a little bit difficult. Overall 14 questions were picked from Class 12 and 16 from class 11.
Mathematics – Compared to JEE Main previous year, the Mathematics section of Paper 1 in JEE Main 2018 was quoted to be easiest of the three sections. The questions comprised more calculation-based questions. A total of 10 questions were asked from Class 12th and 20 from Class 11th a reverse of the previous year.
Overall Analysis and tips for Preparation
1. JEE Mains previous year and JEE Mains this year papers were almost in same lines.
2. The chemistry section was difficult in this year and easier in previous year.
3. Both year Mathematics section saw the trend of more Calculation sums.
4. As major questions were asked from Class 12th syllabi, students must render extra care for Class 12 syllabus as well as polishing their base regarding Class 11 chapters.
5. Chapters of Thermodynamics, Mechanics, Electrodynamics, Kinetic Theory, Modern and Nuclear Physics, as well as Optics and Wave Optics, are given major preference pertaining to its further study in Engineering courses.
6. As of chemistry, questions from Organic, Inorganic Chemistry, and Physics Chemistry are asked frequently.
7. In the case of Mathematics, there has been a mix of calculation sums and those that include simple formulae. Candidates are advised to be well abreast with sums from Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Vector Algebra and Conics.
Since JEE Main 2019 will be held as Computer Based Test through Online mode, candidates are offered the privilege to take up mock tests at various test centers started by NTA. This will render them an overall understanding of the questions asked, its format and time management efficiently.
Candidates can register for taking mock tests as well as saving them offline for practice. The test centers are active from 01, September 2018 onwards.