Well, well, well… Here we are, just as JEE(Main) got over this very day. While I hope all of you students would have done decent in it, here are some of the points that I noted about the paper, and some points that were pointed out to me by the students who gave it this year (and well, are personally in contact with me). Here it goes (It’s not gonna be very long, just a short analysis) :
- So, let’s start off with Physics. Pretty decent level paper, much like the previous years paper. In fact, some questions were quite similar to the ones that most popular books/coaching material have. Maybe even the same questions. This was as far as I could remember. Again, we had the popular chapter-wise marks distribution prevalent. (As mentioned in my earlier posts)
- Semiconductors did have one or two questions in the paper. As did communication system. However, Modern Physics and Optics kind of had fewer questions than I was expecting. Anyways.
- Chemistry section next. So, once again pretty decent level paper. Any person thorough with NCERT would have been able to get Inorganic portion fairly well – it was mostly direct and straightforward.
- Physical Chemistry too was not exactly difficult to solve. In fact, it is perhaps of a similar (or slightly easier) level than the last year’s paper. Once again, Biomolecules did sneak in the paper with a couple of questions. That was as expected, and is most likely expected to happen in JEE-Advanced as well.
- Organic Chemistry did demand the knowledge of certain mechanisms and stuff. However, it was easy enough and I would not call it difficult at any point. In fact, most of the kids I communicated with told me that chemistry could be solved very quickly, in some 30 minutes only. That’s a good news, I suppose 🙂
- Last of all, Mathematics. Now, every kid I contacted with told me that Maths was pretty lengthy, and definitely needed around 90 minutes to solve. This was a bit unexpected at the JEE(Main) level. Sure, Maths always has been the tougher section of any of the two JEE exams. However, JEE(Main) level Maths papers used to be doable in 60-75 minutes. This year, it seems that the level has been revved up here. Significantly.
- On analyzing the paper, one thing that was pretty clear to me was that the Maths section was definitely one that is enough to make anyone cringe at the sheer time that is needed to solve the questions. Usually, JEE-Main has around 10-15 lengthy maths questions, some moderate length and some very quick to solve. This year, it seems that the number of quick-t0-solve questions are a little bit less and the lengthy questions are a bit more lengthy.
Honestly speaking, these sort of changes in the paper are always expected. And maybe that’s why I never recommend Maths to be solved at the starting of the paper. Because such stunners do occur and no one would like to be on the receiving end. So, this paper does not matter much for the die-hard JEE-Advanced competitors. However, this paper can be utilized to the very best to analyse where you lack, and work on it.
Additionally, for those who have performed well, my congratulations! Just keep in mind that the success does not get to your head and ruin your JEE-Advanced rank.
JEE(Main) – Offline is over. The Online paper is still one week away. For the people appearing in the Online mode of the examination, analyse this paper well and prepare yourself accordingly. For the ones who have given the Offline mode… Well, what are you waiting for? There are many exams still left for you to clear. Keep your head low, work hard and succeed in all of them.
All the best !