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JEE Main 2016: Detailed Analysis of Question Paper

The most prestigious Entrance Exam of Engineering, JEE Main 2016 in pen-paper mode has been conducted on 3rd April 2016. This article provides the detailed analysis of the question paper. This paper analysis will be helpful for those who are appearing for the exam on 9th and 10th April 2016.

Apr 4, 2016 09:00 IST
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The most prestigious Entrance Exam of Engineering, JEE Main 2016 in pen-paper mode has been conducted on 3rd April 2016 (Sunday) from 09.30 am to 12.30 pm across the nation.

4 codes (E, F, G and H) were distributed to the students. There were total 90 questions (30 Questions each in Physics, Chemistry and Maths) and total mark was 360 with 1/4th negative mark for each wrong answer.

Overall Analysis of Question Paper

• Chemistry and Maths paper were low scoring compared to previous years.

• Physics paper was tedious as well as lengthy.

• Paper consisted of few questions with insufficient data.

• This year’s paper can be said a little challenging if compared to last year JEE Main exam.

• This paper shows that JEE MAIN and JEE Advanced are two different exams as JEE MAIN needs high speed, accuracy and some factual information while JEE Advanced needs in depth knowledge of subject matter.

• Considering all these facts, cut off marks in this paper is expected to be lower than that of previous year.

Subject Wise Description of Question Paper

PHYSICS

• Some questions are repeated as it is from previous year’s papers.

• Some questions are simple conceptual questions but lengthy in calculation.

• Paper has few questions with more than one answers & improper language which may confuse students.

• 53% questions are average, 37% are easy & 10% questions are difficult.

• Overall paper was easy as compared to previous year papers.

CHEMISTRY

• Physical & inorganic parts were quite similar to the previous year paper.

• Organic part was difficult due to fact based questions.

• Two questions of physical part contain insufficient & incorrect data.

• All the topics are as per the NCERT syllabus.

• The questions of environmental chemistry require standard data of water pollution.

• Overall chemistry paper is low scoring as compared to previous year papers.

MATHEMATICS

• In comparison to the previous Year Paper Complete mathematics paper was above average.

• Some of the questions were very lengthy and tough.

• One of the questions from Binomial theorem was fundamentally wrong.

• Equal weightage was given to XI & XII Part.

• Overall paper was low scoring Paper.

QUESTION PAPER ANALYSIS (SYLLABUS FROM CLASS 11 AND 12)

TYPE

PHYSICS

CHEMISTRY

MATHEMATICS

Class 11 Syllabus

Class 12 Syllabus

Class 11 Syllabus

Class 12 Syllabus

Class 11 Syllabus

Class 12 Syllabus

Total Questions

13

17

12

18

15

15

Marks

52

68

48

72

60

60

% marks

43%

57%

40%

60%

50%

50%

UNIT WISE DISTRIBUTION TABLE

PHYSICS

Topic

No of Questions

%age Portion

Very Easy

Easy

Average

Difficult

Mechanics

8

26.70%

0

1

6

1

Heat

3

10%

0

1

1

1

Waves

2

6.70%

0

1

1

0

Electrodynamics

8

26.60%

2

2

4

0

Optics

3

10%

0

0

2

1

Modern Physics

6

20%

0

4

2

0

CHEMISTRY

Topic

No of Questions

%age Portion

Very Easy

Easy

Average

Difficult

Physical

10

33.33%

0

4

3

3

Organic

10

33.33%

0

2

5

3

Inorganic

10

33.33%

0

2

6

2

MATHEMATICS

Topic

No of Questions

%age Portion

Very Easy

Easy

Average

Difficult

Algebra*

10+1

36.66%

1

3

2+1

3

Coordinate

5

16.66%

0

1

3

1

Calculus

9

30%

0

1

5

3

Trigonometry

2

6.60%

0

1

1

0

Vector-3D

3

10%

0

0

2

1

*One Question Bonus in Algebra (Binomial Theorem)

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