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JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis (Available), B.E/B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning Exam Analysis and Trends

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JEE Main 2021 Phase 4 has been concluded from August 26 to September 2, 2021. JEE Main Paper Analysis shall highlight the difficulty level of the paper, section-wise analysis as per different slots, most asked topics, types of questions asked, and the reaction of the test takers and experts. Candidates can find the slot wise paper analysis here and determine the possible difficulty level of the remaining JEE Main 2021 sessions. Check JEE Main Session 4 (Day 1-5) Analysis 

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JEE Main Phase 4 Analysis

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 (Session 4)

JEE Main 2021 Phase IV is scheduled for August 26, 27, 31 and September 1 and 2, 2021. Candidates will be able to check JEE Main paper analysis for session 4 as soon as the shifts conclude. This feedback is based on the initial reaction of the aspirants and expert advice.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – September 2 (Morning Shift)

  • Mathematics, as expected was the toughest section, whereas Aptitude and drawing sections were easy. 
  • Some topics from which questions were asked in Mathematics were hyperbola, measurements and 3-D geometry.
  • Aptitude section had questions from patterns and sequence, top view, front view
  • There were general knowledge questions as well.
  • Majority of the questions were from standard syllabus of 11th and 12th.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – September 2 (Evening Shift)

  • The afternoon shift was conducted from 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM.
  • Drawing section was quite easy and had questions involving tasks like making a composition out of a shape or drawing a building, top and front view.
  • Mathematics was a bit tricky, lengthy and involved questions from topics – integrations, area bounded, differentiation questions. Matrices' questions were easy, while questions from functions were moderate.
  • Aptitude section was found to be easy by a majority of the test takers.
  • B. Planning Mathematics was moderate level, while aptitude and planning were comparatively easy.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – September 1 (Morning Shift)

  • Electromagnetism, modern physics, and optics denomination chapters were some of the asked topics in Physics.
  • Candidates found the NCERT Section quite easy.
  • Probability, statistics, calculus were some of the dominating topics in the mathematics section.
  • Few numerical-based questions were lengthy.
  • The paper was found to be medium in terms of difficulty level.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – September 1 (Evening Shift)

  • Mathematics was the toughest while Chemistry was easiest amongst the three subjects.
  • Calculus and Algebra were some of the most asked topics in mathematics.
  • Questions were asked from like Environmental Chemistry, p and s block elements.
  • Overvall the paper was medium to difficult in terms of level of difficulty.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – August 31 (Morning Shift)

  • Chemistry was the easiest section, most of the questions were NCERT based.
  • Calculus & Algebra had most weightage in the mathematics section.
  • Numerical value answer based questions were lengthy in terms of calculations for the mathematics section.
  • Wave Optics, Current Electricity, Electrostatics were some of the most asked topics in physics section.
  • Physics was moderate in terns of difficulty level.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – August 31 (Evening Shift)

  • Organic chemistry was given more weightage than inroganic chemistry as per some test takers.
  • Questions in the chemistry section were factual in nature, mostly NCERT based.
  • Mathematics was found to be difficult and time consuming by some of the candidates.
  • Permutation & Combination, Vectors, and 3D Geometry were some of the asked topics in the mathematics section.
  • Physics questions were found to be tricly and coneceptual.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – August 27 (Morning Shift)

  • Questions in mathematics were found to be time-consuming, making the paper lengthy.
  • Mathematics section was the most tricky section as per some, followed by Physics and Chemistry.
  • Some of the topics asked in physics were electrostatic, magnetism, modern physics
  • Physical chemistry had very little weightage in the chemistry section.
  • Overall the paper was moderate in terms of difficulty level.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – August 27 (Evening Shift)

  • Chemistry section was found to be easy and was NCERT based.
  • Some of the asked topics in mathematics were coordinate geometry, statistics, probability.
  • Questions in the Physics section had more weightage of class 12th syllabus as compared to the syllabus of class 11th.
  • Overall the paper was moderate to difficult in terms of difficulty level

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – August 26 (Morning Shift)

  • Chemistry was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.
  • Most asked chapters in chemistry were Ionic Equilibrium, Electrochemistry, Coordination compounds, Chemistry in Everyday life. 
  • Magnetism, Current Electricity, EM waves, Heat and Thermodynamics were some of the asked topics in Physics.
  • Mathematics was found to be difficult and time consuming. 
  • Most asked topics in mathematics were calculus, Algebra, Vectors and 3-Dimensional Geometry. 
  • Overall the paper was moderate in terms of difficulty level.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – August 26 (Evening Shift)

  • Mathematics was observed to be toughest section in terms of the difficulty level.
  • Questions from calculus were high in terms of difficulty level. 
  • Most asked topics in Mathematics were Parabola, quadratic equations, circles, probability, permutation and combination etc.
  • Physics section had questions on Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Wave Optics and Modern Physics. 
  • Chemistry was a relieving section as most of the chemistry section was from NCERT, and thus was not very time taking for candidates.
JEE Main Phase 3 Analysis

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021 (Session 3)

JEE Main 2021 Phase III is scheduled for July 20,22,25 and 27. Candidates can check JEE Main paper analysis for session 3 all shifts here. 

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – July 27 (Morning Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • There were questions from statistics and curves in the mathematics section.
  • Questions in chemistry were mostly NCERT based.
  • There were questions from chemical equilibrium and electrochemistry in the chemistry section.
  • 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. 
  • Overall the paper was categorized as Medium in terms of difficulty level

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – July 27 (Evening Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • 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 2021 Paper Analysis – July 25 (Morning Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • The paper was overall moderate in terms of level of difficulty level.
  • Physics questions were found to be tricky by some of the candidates. 
  • 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 questions in Chemistry were quantum numbers, chemical bonds etc. 

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – July 25 (Evening Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • 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 2021 Paper Analysis – July 22 (Evening Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

There was no exam in the morning shift on July 22, the analysis for the evening shift paper is as follows:

  • Overall the paper was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.
  • Class XI and XII syllabus was distributed in a balanced way across the paper. However, mathematics section had more questions from Class XII syllabus.
  • 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.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – July 20 (Morning Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • Candidates found the paper to be easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level.
  • Maths was the most time consuming section as per some test takers.
  • 1 to 2 questions in the paper were from the topic Biomolecules. 
  • Chemistry section was seen to be easy and NCERT based.
  • Numerical value based questions were moderate to difficult in terms of level of difficulty.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – July 20 (Evening Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • Physics section was considered moderate to difficult and toughest in comparison to other two sections.
  • Mathematical reasoning and Integration topics were asked in mathematics section.
  • Questions in the chemistry section were easy in terms of difficulty level, some candidates found the options to be very tricky. 
  • The paper was found to be easier in comparison to the last year’s paper.
  • Most of the students were satisfied with the internal choices.
JEE Main Phase 2 Analysis

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2021(Session 2)

JEE Main 2021 March session B.E/B/Tech paper was conducted from March 16 – 18, 2021, here is the shift wise analysis:

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – March 18 (Morning Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • Mathematics was a lengthy section with some questions from functions and coordinate geometry.
  • 70+ attempts can be seen as good for the paper.
  • Some candidates found physics questions tricky with a few questions from Modern Physics.
  • Chemistry section was overall easy, with some direct questions from NCERT.
  • Physics questions were described as mostly theory-based by some test takers.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – March 18 (Evening Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • Mathematics was observed as the most difficult section out of the three. Questions were well spread out between class XI and XII syllabus.
  • Physics was considered moderate and based on the application of concepts.
  •  Questions came from topics like Integration, Differentiation, 3D, Vector, Parabolic etc.
  • Chemistry questions were mostly from NCERT with some tricky portions.
  • Numerical value answer based questions were difficult to solve as per some candidates, while the paper was seen as moderate in terms of difficulty level.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – March 17 (Morning Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • Mathematics questions were time-consuming. However, numerical value-based questions were found easy by some candidates. 
  • There were 2-3 questions from Optics in the Physics section.
  • 3D, conic section, probability were some of the most asked topics is Mathematics.
  •  In Chemistry, the paper had more questions from Inorganic chemistry
  • The difficulty level of the paper was found to be easy to moderate. 

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – March 17 (Evening Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • Mathematics had 3-4 questions from integrations and as shared by test takers. Probability questions in maths were easy to attempt. 
  • Physics sections had some questions from mechanics, magnetism, electrostatics etc. 
  • The overall difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate.
  • Chemistry once again was observed to be the easiest section. A majority of  Organic chemistry questions were from the exercises given in NCERT.
  • As per experts 60-65 attempts can be seen as good attempts for the question paper.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – March 16 (Morning Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • As per some candidates, the paper was found to be tougher in comparison to the Feb 24 shift I paper for mathematics section. 
  • Probability, matrices, and determinants were some most asked topics in the mathematics section.
  • Overall, the paper was of a moderate difficulty level. 
  • Chemistry was on the easier side and had some direct NCERT questions.
  • Wave optics, projectile, resistance, magnetic field, modern physics etc were the most asked topics in Physics.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – March 16 (Evening Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • Mathematics Paper was lengthy and tricky, questions from calculus had more weightage.
  • Numerical Value based questions were overall easy in terms of level of difficulty.
  • Physics section was found to be the toughest by the test takers, with a lot of formula based questions.
  • Chemistry was a scoring paper with direct questions from NCERT Books of class 11 and 12.
  • Overall the paper was moderate to difficult, as per the initial reaction of the test takers.
JEE Main Phase 1 Analysis

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis (Session 1)

Check Day-wise paper analysis for JEE Main Phase – I, which was conducted from February 23 – 26, 2021:

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – Feb 26 (Morning Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

B.E/B.Tech paper for morning shift of JEE Main February session Day 4 was conducted successfully from 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon. Check JEE Main Memory Based Answer Keys

  • Chemistry section was found to be the easiest out of the 3 sections.
  • Physics section was categorized as medium in terms of difficulty level with a few tricky questions.
  • Coordinate Geometry and Differential Calculus were most asked topics in the mathematics section as per some test takers.
  • Candidates were satisfied with choices in numeric value based questions. However, the calculations were time consuming.
  • As per experts 55+ attempts can be seen as good for the paper. 

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – Feb 26 (Afternoon Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • Mathematics was moderate to difficult paper with a few repeated questions from previous year question papers.  
  • Physics paper had most number of questions from Mechanics and Electrostatic and Magnetism topics.
  • 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.
  • 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.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – Feb 25 (Morning Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • Overall the paper was found to be of easy to moderate in terms of diffulty level.
  • The questions were mostly NCERT based. Some candidates pointed out more weightage of Class XI syllabus in the paper.
  • Mathematics was found to be the toughest because of calculations.
  • Physics surprisingly was easy as per some test takers.
  • The level of difficulty of the chemistry section was found to be of board exams level.
  • As per experts 60+ attempts can be seen as good for the paper.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – Feb 25 (Afternoon Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • The initial reaction of candidates towards Mathematics was quite divided, some found it easy and for some, it was tougher than Physics as well.
  • Chemistry had mostly factual questions, Chemical bonding and Coordination compounds proved to be important topics for the section. 
  • The paper overall was found to be of easy to moderate difficulty level.
  • Numerical value based questions were conceptual and easy to solve, if candidates had a clear conceptual base. 

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – Feb 24 (Morning Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

JEE Main B.E/B.Tech Paper Shift 1 was conducted from 9:00 AM to 12: PM.

  • As per the initial reaction of the test takers, the paper was medium in terms of difficulty level.
  • The mathematics section, as expected was the most time-consuming out of the three.
  • Candidates pointed out the presence of questions from the deleted portions of CBSE.
  • The Physics section had more questions on Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Wave Optics and Modern Physics. 
  • Organic chemistry had a major weightage in the Chemistry section.
  • Vectors, Integration and Matrix were covered more in Mathematics.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – Feb 24 (Afternoon Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

JEE Main 2021 Afternoon Session was held from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Opinions of the students are mentioned below.

  • Questions from Modern Physics, Electromagnetism, Electrostatics and Rotational motion, were asked in physics.
  • Physics and Mathematics, both of these sections were found to be lengthy.
  • Some candidates mentioned that more weightage was given to class 11th syllabus.
  • A student said that Mathematics was the toughest, lengthy and time-consuming section having questions from Calculus and Trigonometry.

JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – Feb 23 (Morning Shift) for B. Arch

The morning shift for JEE Main B. Arch Paper has been successfully concluded, it was held from 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon.

  • JEE Main Aptitude Section was observed to the toughest.
  • The choices in numerical value questions did make the Mathematics section easier.
  • Coordinate Geometry and Vector Algebra were the most asked topics in Mathematics, while a quite a few questions from Patterns and Sequence were asked in Aptitude section.
  • As per experts 65-70 attempts can be seen as good attempts for the question paper.

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JEE Main 2021 Paper Analysis – Feb 23 (Afternoon Shift) for B. Arch and B. Planning

  • Most asked questions in the Mathematics section were from Trignometry and Integration.
  • Some questions in the aptitude section of B.Planning paper were related to current affairs.
  • Drawing section was found to be time consuming.
  • As per the Initial reaction of students, the paper overall was easy to moderate.

JEE Main 2020 Analysis

JEE Main 2020 Paper Analysis (April/ September Session)

April/ September Session for JEE Main 2020 is scheduled for September 1 – 6, 2020. The B. Arch and B. Planning papers were held on September 1 and B.E./ B.Tech papers from September 2 – 6, 2020 in two shifts everyday. Candidates can check the day wise detailed analysis of JEE Main 2020 Question Papers here:

Download JEE Main B. Arch 2020 Memory Based Questions 

JEE Main 2020 – Sept 6 (Morning Shift) Paper Analysis for B.E/B.Tech

JEE Main September 6 morning session for BE/B.Tech was conducted successfully from 9:00 AM to 12: PM. Heres what test-takers said about the level of Paper-

  • Questions from Optics, Modern Physics, Electrostatics and Magnetism, EMI and thermodynamics were asked in physics.
  • Numerical Questions in Physics were mostly asked from class 11th syllabus while theoretical portion was mainly from class 12th.
  • Mathematics section was moderate to difficult following the earlier trend. Questions were lengthy and that made the paper a bit tougher.
  • Questions from Calculus, Trignometry, Algebra and Geometry had more weightage. Conic section and 3-D had toughest questions.
  • Chemistry was again easiest of all the sections but had some tricky questions. NCERT based direct questions were asked. 
  • Questions from Chemical bonding, Co-ordination compound, were asked majorly. Inorganic chemistry had most weightage.
  • An attempt of 38-42 questions will be considered safe score.

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 – Sept 6 (Afternoon Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

  • Chemistry was easy just like all the previous sessions but organic chemistry was a little tough for most of the students. Questions from Physical chemistry were easy to moderate, Inorganic chemistry was easy.
  • Inorganic chemistry consisted of questions from Elements, Acid and Bases. In Physical Chemistry, questions from Enthalpy, thermodynamics, Mole concepts were asked. 
  • Physics was considered to be tougher than maths and chemistry comparatively. Questions were conceptual and application-based just like the previous sessions. Numerical questions from mechanics were asked. No direct questions were asked.
  • Mathematics section was time-consuming therefore candidates believed it to be moderate to difficult level., No questions from integral calculus and circles were asked. Other sections of mathematics included questions from Vectors, Conic sections, Differential calculus, Algebra, etc.
  •  An attempt of 40-42 questions in overall paper will be considered safe score.

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 – Sept 5 (Morning Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

B.E/B.Tech paper for morning shift of JEE Main September session Day 5 was conducted successfully from from 9:00 AM to 12: PM.

  • Continuing with the trend for the current session so far, Physics came across as the toughest section to the candidates.
  • Most of the questions in Physics were application based and time consuming.
  • Numericals in the Physics questions were mostly from the syllabus of class 11th. Whereas, the theory based questions were from the syllabus of class 12th
  • Some questions in Mathematics were from the topics – Vectors, 3-D, Complex numbers, Integration, Calculus, Coordinate Geometry.
  • As per the experts 36-40 questions with 90 percent accuracy can be counted as a good attempt. 

Check JEE Main Memory Based Answer Keys for September 2020 Session

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 – Sept 5 (Afternoon Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

JEE Main afternoon shift on September 5, 2020 was conducted as per schedule between 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM. Paper Analysis for the same is as follows:

  • Many candidates pointed out that questions specially from Chemistry and Maths were similar to NTA Abhyas app mock test questions, in terms of pattern and difficulty level.
  • Chemistry section had more questions from Inorganice chemistry than Organic.
  • As per experts, attempting 15-16 questions in Chemistry with 95% accuracy can be counted as a good attempt for the section.
  • Physics questions were found to be difficult and mostly calculative, electrostatics was given weightage. 
  • Mathematics was scaled as easy to moderate as per difficulty level. 

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 – Sept 4 (Morning Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

JEE Main B.E/B.Tech paper was conducted successfully from 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon, paper analysis for the same is as follows:

  • As per the intial reaction of the test takers, mathematics was easy to moderate, physics was moderate and chemistry was easy in terms of difficulty level.
  • Some candidates also observed that a lot of questions were quite similar to the mock tests of NTA Abhyas App.
  • Molecular orbital theory was an important topic for the chemistry section.
  • Some topics from which questions were asked in Mathematics were calculus, measurements and 3-D geometry.
  • As per the experts, overall 35-45 questions with around 90% accuracy can be considered a good attempt for the paper. 

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 – Sept 4 (Afternoon Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

Day 4 of JEE Main September session papers concluded successfully with the afternoon shift of B.E/B.Tech paper, the exam analysis as per the test takers is as follows:

  • Most of the candidates found mathematics easy surprisingly, length of the section of however was a concern for the candidates.
  • Chemistry overall was scaled easy in terms of difficulty level, specially questions from organic chemistry were found to be easy by candidates.
  • Organic chemistry contributed around 6-7 questions to the chemistry section. 
  • There were a few tricky questions from chemistry in everyday life. 
  • Candidates who had also appeared for the January 2020 section found the paper much easier comparatively.

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 – Sept 3 (Morning Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

B.E/B.Tech paper for morning shift of JEE Main september session Day 2 was conducted successfully from 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon. 

  • The paper was overall of a moderate difficulty level as per the initial reactions of the test takers.
  • Numerical answer value based questions were particularly found to be lengthy.
  • Physics was scaled as moderate in terms of difficulty level, and chemistry the easiest of the 3 sections. 

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 – Sept 3 (Afternoon Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

B.E/B.Tech Paper for the afternoon Shift was held successfully from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This is how the exam was according to the examinees.

  • Mathematics Paper was lengthy and tricky just like the previous sessions. Questions from calculus had more weightage.
  • Vectors, 3-D Geometry, Complex numbers, Conic Sections questions were also asked.   
  • Chemistry was again easiest of all sections. Direct questions from NCERT were asked.
  • Around 7 questions from organic chemistry were asked. Integer type questions were a little tough and lengthy. Physical Chemistry was easy.
  • Overall Paper was moderate level, and easier in comparison to January session. 

JEE Main Exam Analysis 2020 – Sept 2 (Morning Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

Morning shift on September 2 concluded between 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon. B.E/ B. Tech paper is divided into three sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 

  • The paper was overall of a moderate to difficult in terms of level of difficulty.
  • Physics was found to be the toughest section by the test takers.
  • Direct questions from NCERT were also spotted by candidates.
  • Mathematics was found to be of a moderate level but time consuming.
  • Some candidates pointed out that more weightage was given to class 12th syllabus.
  • Mathmatics section questions were observed to be well spread out among all the topics.
  • Chemistry was the easiest of the three sections. However some of the questions from the section were found to be tricky.
  • JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 – Sept 2 (Afternoon Shift) for B.E/B.Tech

JEE Main Afternoon shift for B.E/B.Tech paper was conducted from 3.00 PM to 6.00 PM. Here is an analysis based on the reaction of the test takers:

  • The difficulty level of the paper was almost similar to the January session.
  • A couple of questions in maths were from the topic Vectors, five questions from Coordinate geometry and 4 questions from Algebra.
  • Chemistry was found to be easy with direct questions from NCERT. Questions from Bio-molecule test were asked from Organic Chemistry.
  • Chemistry consisted of 12 questions from class 11th and 13 questions from class 12th syllabus. 8 questions were asked from Organic, 9 from inorganic, and 8 from physical chemistry.
  • The paper was time consuming. A lot of candidates complained about not being able to attempt the number of questions as they per their plan. 
  • Physics section was scaled moderate in terms of difficulty level by the candidates.
  • In Physics around 11 questions were asked from Class 11th and 14 questions from Class 12th Syllabus. Five questions were asked from Mechanics and four from thermodynamics and three from Optics.

JEE Main Exam Analysis 2020 – Sept 1(Morning Shift) for B. Arch

The morning shift for JEE Main B. Arch Paper has been successfully concluded, it was held from 9.00 AM to 12.00 Noon. Students have informed that the COVID-19 safety measures were followed well. As per the initial reaction of the test takers the paper was of a moderate difficulty level.

  • As for the drawing section, one question involved one of Highway scene or Potrait of your favourite teacher and the other question involved drawing an aesthetic composition using rectangles.
  • Numerical value answer based questions were found to be lengthy as compared to JEE Main B. Arch paper in the January session. 

Check JEE Main 2020 Student Reactions for B. Arch Paper


JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 (January Session)

JEE Main 2020 January session was conducted between 6 – 9, 2020. Candidates appearing for the coming session 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. The overall analysis of JEE Main 2020 January B.E/ B.Tech Paper is tabulated below:

Subject Easy Level Medium Level Difficult Level
No. of Questions Total Marks No. of Questions Total Marks Class 11 Class 12
Chemistry 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Mathematics 11 44 14 56 44% 56%
Physics 12 48 13 52 48% 52%
Grand Total 34 136 41 164 45.33% 54.67%

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JEE Main 2020 Exam Analysis- January 9 (Morning Shift) 

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.

  • 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.
  • 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 Exam Analysis 2020 January Session- January 9 (Afternoon Shift)

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.

  • 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. 

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 January Session- January 8 (Morning Shift)

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.
  • 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.

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JEE Main Exam Analysis 2020 January Session- January 8 (Afternoon Shift)

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.
  • 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. 
  • Physics section had a lot of questions from electromagnetism. Chemistry section was dominated by organic chemistry questions. 

JEE Main Exam Analysis 2020 January Session- January 7 (Morning Shift) 

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.

JEE Main Exam Analysis 2020 January Session- January 7 (Afternoon Shift) 

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.
  • There were a couple of questions from Newton’s law of cooling. 

JEE Main Paper Analysis 2020 January Session- January 6 (Morning Shift) 

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 Exam Analysis 2020 January Session- January 6 (Afternoon Shift) 

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

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:

Sections Tough Medium Easy
Chemistry 4 11 10
Mathematics 2 10 13
Physics 2 7 16

Distribution of marks in terms of difficulty level of B.E/ B. Tech paper of JEE Main January session 2020 is tabulated below: 

Sections Tough Medium Easy
Chemistry 16 44 40
Mathematics 8 40 52
Physics 8 28 64

Question Attempting Insights

Question Attempting Insights to Clear JEE Main Cut off

Candidates appearing for JEE Main must have certain strategies for time management, selection of questions and accuracy. All these factors are interdependent on each other and essential for a successful attempt. Candidates should have clarity on how many questions they aim to attempt. They should also have a rough picture on what topics they can or can not attempt.

With the increasing competition in JEE Main, it is a must for the candidates to set specific targets. Here are some section-wise tips which can assist you in finding the accurate paper attempting approach: 

  1. Mathematics: Mathematics level has been easy to moderate since 3 years and topics like Matrices, Vector 3D, Determinants are some of the high scoring topics. Questions from Height and Distance and Trigonometry have not been asked from these chapters in recent years.

A person is likely to score 45-50 marks if he/she attempts 20 questions in Mathematics with 60% accuracy provided the candidate attempts all integer questions(non-negative questions). More emphasis should be laid on attempting integer questions rather than single choice questions.

  1. Physics: For the last 5 years, Physics has been the toughest section of all which includes a lot of lengthy questions. The numerical part of the paper is generally asked from 11th standard whereas the conceptual part is mostly from 12th standard. One must concentrate more on the latter as it is a comparatively scoring part. 

With a 70% accuracy, if a candidate attempts 15 questions of Physics section, he/she can score more than 30 marks.

  1. Chemistry: The Chemistry section is believed to be the easiest one where organic and inorganic questions are more of conceptual type. These questions should be given more focus due to direct correspondence with respective options.

If a candidate is able to attempt 22 Chemistry questions with 80% accuracy, he/she can score more than 60 marks.


Weightage and Topic wise Notes

JEE Main Weightage and Topic-wise Notes

After analysing the past year papers of JEE Main, we have come up with a list of most important topics for JEE Main. Candidates can also check the detailed topic wise notes which have been written with extensive research for all the 3 sections – Chemistry, Physics and Maths. Considering candidates are not being able to attend coaching classes, they can go through JEE Main topic-wise notes for better conceptual clarity.

Tabulated below are the notes for all the 3 sections along with the topic-wise weightage. Candidates can click on the links to access the notes:

JEE Main Chemistry Notes and Weightage 

Physical Chemistry Chapter Topic Weightage
Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry 7.40%
States of Matter 23.20%
Atomic Structure 10.50%
Redox reactions and Electrochemistry 8.40%
Equilibrium 10.50%
Chemical Kinetics 10.50%
Surface Chemistry 17.90%
Inorganic Chemistry Chapter Topic Weightage
General principles and process of isolation of metals 21.80%
Hydrogen and s-Block elements

12.90%

p-Block elements 16.80%
D- and f- Block elements 24.70%
Coordination compounds 14.90%
Environmental Chemistry 1.67%
Organic Chemistry Chapter Topic Weightage
Polymers and Biomolecules 5.67%
Hydrocarbons 6.33%

JEE Main Physics Notes and Weightage 

JEE Main Mathematics Notes and Weightage 


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 – 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

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 – Evening Shift)

  • Following the exam trend, experts say that students should start the paper with Chemistry section to manage the time well.
  • 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 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.
  • Drawing Test was conducted in Pen-Paper mode. Check JEE Main Exam Pattern
  • Candidates did not face any technical glitches.
  • 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.

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Paper Analysis 2018

JEE Main 2018 Paper Analysis

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.
  • All the questions were framed as per JEE Main Syllabus prescribed by CBSE.
  • 4 marks were awarded for every correct answer while 1 mark was deducted for each incorrect response.

The complete paper analysis of JEE Main 2017, along with JEE Main weightage is mentioned below.

JEE Main Paper Analysis, JEE Main Chemistry wise weightage

JEE Main Exam Paper Analysis
JEE Main April 9, 2017 Paper Analysis Check Here

Check JEE Main Answer Key with Solutions


JEE Main 2017 Trend Analysis

The number of candidates who appear for JEE Main has increased exponentially. Total 11.21 lakh candidates appeared for JEE Main 2017, 73% of which were male and rest 27% were female.

  • From JEE Main 2017 Question Paper Analysis, we infer that the questions asked were quite similar to the questions asked in JEE Main 2016.
  • The overall difficulty level of JEE Main 2017 was moderate.
  • More questions were asked from Class XII CBSE Syllabus than Class XI.

JEE Main 2017- Physics Analysis

  • In Physics, Modern Physics had maximum weightage with 24 marks.
  • Physics section was easier than that in JEE Main 2016.
  • However moderately difficult, the section was lengthier.
  • Students who focused on more numerical based questions than application based were at an advantage as more numercials were asked in this section.
  • 19 questions were asked from Class XII syllabus and 11 from Class XI.

Here is a chapter-wise analysis of the section over the years:

Topic 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Units, Dimensions, Errors, Experiments 2 1 2 1 2 1
Kinematics 2 1 1 1 0 1
New ton's Laws and Friction 1 1 1 1 0 1
Work, Power & Energy 1 0 1 0 2 1
System of Particles 1 1 1 2 1 0
Gravitation, Rotational Mechanics 1 2 2 2 2 3
Properties of Matter 2 1 4 1 0 1
SHM, Oscillations 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mechanical Waves and Sound 1 1 1 1 2 0
Ray Optics, Wave Optics 3 4 3 3 3 3
Heat and Thermodynamics 3 3 2 3 3 4
Electrostatics 2 3 2 3 2 2
Current Electricity 2 3 1 2 2 4
Magnetism, Magnetic effects of current 3 2 2 3 2 1
EMI, AC and EM waves and Communication 1 2 3 4 3 2
Modern Physics 4 4 3 2 5 5
Total 30 30 30 30 30 30

JEE Main 2017- Chemistry Analysis

  • This section was considered to be the easiest among all the three sections.
  • In Chemistry, the maximum questions were asked from Organic Chemistry – 8 questions, for a total of 32 marks.
  • It wasn’t lengthy as more theory based questions were asked which made it easy and quick to solve.
  • 17 questions were asked from Class XII while 13 were from Class XI syllabus.

Here is a chapter-wise analysis of the section over the years:

Topic 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Atomic Structure and Classification 2 3 2 2 1 2
Chemical Bonding 2 4 2 1 1 1
Stoichiometry 1 3 0 1 1 2
States of Matter 2 2 3 1 1 1
Chemical & Ionic Equilibrium 2 1 0 1 1 1
Chemical Kinetics & Nuclear Chemistry 1 1 1 1 1 1
Chemical Thermodynamics 1 1 1 1 1 2
Solutions 1 0 1 1 1 1
Electrochemistry 1 1 3 1 1 1
General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-I 5 4 3 3 6 3
Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-II 3 1 3 2 0 4
Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-III 1 2 2 1 1 2
Chemistry of Representative Elements 3 2 5 7 6 4
Transition Elements 1 2 1 3 2 1
Coordination Compounds & Organometallics 2 1 1 1 2 1
Surface Chemistry 1 1 0 0 1 1
Biomolecules 1 1 2 3 3 2
Total 30 30 30 30 30 30

JEE Main 2017- Mathematics Analysis

  • This section, however easier than the previous year, was considered to be the most difficult one due to lengthy and time-consuming problems. 
  • In Mathematics, Coordinate Geometry and Differential Calculus both had 5 questions each.
  • 20 questions were asked from Class XII and 10 from Class XI syllabus.

Here is a chapter-wise analysis of the section over the years:

Topic 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Sets, Relations and Functions 1 1 2 1 1 1
Limits, Continuity & Differentiability 1 2 1 3 2 2
Application of Derivatives 2 3 2 1 2 2
Indefinite and Definite Integrals & Area under the Curve 3 3 3 3 3 3
Cartesian coordinates & Straight Line 2 2 2 2 1 1
Circles 1 1 1 1 2 1
Conics 2 2 2 2 2 2
Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, Progressions 3 3 4 3 3 3
Complex Numbers 1 1 1 1 1 1
Binomial Theorem, Exponential & Logarithmic Series 1 1 1 1 1 1
Permutation & Combination 2 1 0 1 1 1
Probability 1 1 1 1 1 3
Vectors 2 1 1 1 1 1
3-D Coordinate Geometry 2 2 2 2 2 2
Differential Equations & Properties of Triangles 1 1 1 1 1 1
Trigonometry and Inverse Circular Function 1 1 1 1 1 1
Heights and Distances 0 0 1 1 1 1
Matrices & Determinants 2 2 2 2 2 2
Mathematical Logic 1 1 1 1 1 1
Statics & Dynamics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics 1 1 1 1 1 0
Total 30 30 30 30 30 30

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.

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