JEE Main Paper Analysis

From this year, the JEE Main paper will be held twice a year in January and April, to help the students, prepare and perform better. As such, the January edition of the JEE Main Paper 1 has been completed for the BE/B.Tech aspirants in two slots on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of January, 2019.  The first slot was from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and the second slot from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Across the four days, the NTA (National Testing Agency) held eight sessions of the Paper 1. The JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 for the B Arch and Planning, was held in two shifts on the 8th January 2019. There were morning and afternoon sessions on this day.

The next session is from April 7th to 12th, and the students will be tested on individual subjects as well as overall percentile and ranks. For those candidates who have appeared in both sessions, the best of both scores will be considered.

Why a JEE Main Paper Analysis?

Well, one session is done and dusted; so then, why should we have a JEE Main Paper analysis? Here are a few good reasons why we need a comprehensive JEE Main Paper analysis.

  • It gives the students an idea about how their performance has been viz a viz their expectations.
  • It also gives them an idea about their performance against the preparation strategies on which they based their studies.
  • It clearly gives them an idea about where they stand, and helps them fine tune their strategies and preparations for the next session.
  • Expectations mismatches can be addressed and gap analysis can be done to ensure that more concentration is on the weaker areas. This will help students to prepare for the JEE Main difficulty level and score as expected in the next exam.

To put it simply, forewarned is forearmed; so you have a clear focus on what you should do for the April session to make sure that you get through to your dream course and college. This comprehensive JEE Main exam review should guide you in the right direction and give you the confidence to take on that April session with a smile. Since you have already taken one session, the fear factor should also have subsided to a great level by now and hence, you should definitely be able to perform better.

It is certain that things about the exam may change, as in this year’s case of it becoming online. However, any changes, including the portions and the exam pattern is informed well in advance so that the students can prepare accordingly.

Overall JEE Main 2019 Paper Analysis

Here is a snapshot of the overall JEE Main 2019 paper analysis, subject-wise.

Date

Paper

Shift

Subject

Difficulty Level

Comments

Overall Paper Difficulty Level

8th January

2

1

Maths

Tough

-

Moderate

8th January

2

1

Drawing and General Aptitude

Easy

-

8th January

2

2

Maths

Tough

-

Moderate

8th January

2

2

Drawing and General Aptitude

Easy

-

9th January

1

1

Maths

Moderate

-

Easy to moderate

9th January

1

1

Physics

Moderate To Tough

Time Consuming

9th January

1

1

Chemistry

Easy

Lengthy

9th January

1

2

Maths

Easy to Moderate

Time Consuming

Easy to moderate

9th January

1

2

Physics

Moderate

Lengthy

9th January

1

2

Chemistry

Easy

-

10th  January

1

1

Maths

Tough

Toughest of the lot

Easy to Moderate

10th  January

1

1

Physics

Moderate

Time Consuming

10th  January

1

1

Chemistry

Easy

-

10th  January

1

2

Maths

Moderate

Time Consuming

Tough

10th  January

1

2

Physics

Tough

Toughest of the lot

10th  January

1

2

Chemistry

Easy

-

11th  January

1

1

Maths

Moderate

Lengthy

Moderate to Tough

11th  January

1

1

Physics

Tough

Lengthy

11th  January

1

1

Chemistry

Easy

-

11th  January

1

2

Maths

Moderate

Lengthy

Moderate to Tough

11th  January

1

2

Physics

Tough

Time Consuming

11th  January

1

2

Chemistry

Easy

-

12th  January

1

1

Maths

Tough

Lengthy

Moderate

12th  January

1

1

Physics

Moderate

Time Consuming

12th  January

1

1

Chemistry

Easy

-

12th  January

1

2

Maths

Moderate

Lengthy

Moderate

12th  January

1

2

Physics

Tough

Time Consuming

12th  January

1

2

Chemistry

Easy

-

JEE Main 2019 Paper 1 Analysis

Across all the dates and shifts, the papers, mostly followed a known path in terms of concepts based on which questions were asked. According to analysis, very few new concepts were asked in this session. However, it would be good to get a subject wise JEE Main Paper 1 analysis of 2019. There were 30 questions in each subject.

The overall percentage of 11th to 12th ratio for questions across all the three subjects is pegged at around 45:55%. The easiest paper is said to be the one held on 10th Jan Shift 1, and the toughest of the lot being 11th Jan Shift 1. Detailed analysis follows and the topics with the comparison table given below should clearly be able to give you a pattern that can help you along.

JEE Main Physics Analysis

Across all the eight papers, around 45% of the questions were from Class 11 and 55% were from Class 12. In this, the easiest paper is said to be the one held on 10th Jan Shift 2 and the toughest happens to be the one that happened on 11th Jan Shift 1.


Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Mechanics

11

Moderate to Difficult

Electricity and Magnetism

10

Easy to Moderate

Modern Physics

3

Easy to Moderate

Heat and Thermodynamics

2

Moderate

Optics

2

Easy

Properties of Matter

1

Moderate

General

1

Easy to Moderate

Total

30

Moderate

The general feedback was that the solutions were tricky, lengthy and involved intense calculations, and hence was time consuming.


The important chapters in Physics are:

  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Ray Optics
  • Photoelectric Effect and Electromagnetic Waves

JEE Main Physics Questions- 6 Year Comparison Table

Year

No. of Questions

Mechanics

Heat and Thermodynamics

Properties of Matter

Modern Physics

Optics

Electrodynamics/ Electricity and Magnetism

SHM and Waves/ General

2014

7

3

3

4

3

8

2

2015

8

3

3

2

3

10

1

2016

7

3

-

8

3

6

3

2017

8

4

-

5

2

8

3

2018

10

2

-

6

2

9

1

2019

11

2

1

3

2

10

1

JEE Main Chemistry Analysis

This has been the easiest of all the three papers across all days and shifts and most students are hopeful of scoring well in this. The breakup of Class 11 and 12 syllabus questions in this were more or less 40:60.

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Physical Chemistry

12

Easy to Moderate

Organic Chemistry

10

Moderate to Tough

Inorganic Chemistry

8

Moderate

Total

30

Moderate


The questions were mostly said to be direct NCERT questions and easy to answer, especially the Inorganic Chemistry.. Almost an equal distribution of questions Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry was seen, with Organic questions being slightly more. Easiest of the Chemistry papers happened to be on 10th Jan Shift 1 and the toughest on 10th Jan Shift 2.

The important chapters have been identified as:

  • Solutions and Colligative Properties
  • Nuclear and Surface Chemistry
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals (Metallurgy)
  • Practical and Environmental Chemistry

JEE Main Chemistry Questions- 6 Year Comparison Table

Year

No. of Questions

Organic Chemistry

Inorganic

Chemistry

Physical

Chemistry

2014

10

8

12

2015

9

11

10

2016

10

12

8

2017

11

7

12

2018

10

9

11

2019

10

8

12

JEE Main Mathematics Analysis

In Maths, across all the 8 papers conducted, the Class 11 ad 12 question ratio happened to be approximately 45:55. The easiest of the Maths paper was on 11th Jan shift 2 and the toughest on 9th Jan shift 2.


The important chapters for Maths from which the questions appeared were:

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Algebra

10

Moderate to Tough

Coordinate Geometry

5

Moderate

Differential Calculus

4

Moderate

Integral Calculus

4

Easy to Moderate

Vectors and 3-D Geometry

3

Moderate

Trigonometry

2

Moderate

Mathematical Reasoning and Statistics

2

Moderate

Total

30

Moderate

Algebra, Calculus and Co-ordinate Geometry took the maximum percentage of the question share as seen above.

The important chapters in Maths have been listed as:

  • Binomial Theorem
  • Complex Numbers
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Probability
  • Application of Derivatives
  • Indefinite Integration
  • Definite Integration
  • Point and Straight Line
  • Circle
  • Three Dimensional Geometrical System
  • Statistics

JEE Main Mathematics Questions- 6 Year Comparison Table

Year

No. of Questions

Algebra

Coordinate Geometry

Calculus

Trigonometry

Vectors and 3-D Geometry

Mathematical Reasoning,  Statistics, Series, Permutations, conics, etc.

2014

10

5

11

4

3

0

2015

9

6

8

2

3

2

2016

11

5

9

2

3

0

2017

15

-

6

3

-

6

2018

4

5

9

2

3

7

2019

10

5

8

2

3

2

JEE Main 2019 Paper 2 Analysis

The Paper 2 was written by students who wanted to get admission to the B Arch and planning course.  This was conducted in both the online as well as offline mode. This has three sections Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing. Of these, the Aptitude and the Mathematics were computer based, while the Drawing was offline with pen and paper. The overall Paper 2 had 83 questions totalling 390 marks.

Aptitude questions were said to be easy to score and had 50 questions of 4 marks each, and questions ranged from General Knowledge, 3D Images, Colours, Buildings and Abbreviations (ISRO, NASA, etc.). The section carries 200 marks.

The Maths paper appeared to be in between Moderate to Tough level, and lengthy and had 30 questions. Many questions from last year’s paper were said to be repeated, and questions were from the 11th STD, with a ratio of 60:40, with the marks totalling 120.

The Drawing section had 3 questions totalling 70 marks in the ratio of 30:20:20. The first question provided three options to choose from for making a sketch. The second was slightly tougher and trickier as students had to replicate the design of a figure by doubling it and the last one was a random design. This section would have been Easy to Moderate based on the creativity of the student and the total marks were 70.

JEE Main 2019 skill wise analysis

An analysis done on the skills required to solve the questions and score well in the JEE Main 2019 exam puts Memory at 23.5%, followed by Analytical skills at 20.1 %. Two other important skills are Calculation at 13.9% and Visualization at 12.6%. Hence, it is obvious that one must learn, revise, internalize the concepts and be able to work out the solutions well.

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