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IIT JEE 2010 Overview
Exam Conducting Body  IIT Madras 
Exam Date  11th April, 2010 
Exam Mode  ComputerBased Online Test 
Exam Paper and Duration  2 papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) of 3 hours each 
Subjects or Sections  Physics, Chemistry, Maths 
Total Questions  84 Questions in Paper I and 57 questions in PaperII 
Total Marks  489 Marks 
Question Types  MCQs, Numerical Problems, Comprehension, Match the ColumnÂ 
IIT JEE 2010 Marking Scheme
The marking scheme that was followed in Paper IÂ was in the following manner for each Subject:
Paper I  
Sections  Question Pattern  Marking Scheme  No. of Q.  Total Marks 
1  Single Answer Type  +3 for correct, 1 Negative Marking  8  24 
2  Multiple Answer Type  +3 for Correct, No Negative Marking  5  15 
3  Â Paragraph Type  +3 for Correct, 1 Negative Marking  5  15 
4  Integer Type  +3 for Correct, No Negative Marking  10  30 
The marking scheme that was followed in Paper IIÂ was for each subject:
PaperII 

Sections  Question Pattern  Marking Scheme  No. of Q.  Total Marks 
1  Single Answer Type  +5 for correct, 2 Negative Marking  6  30 
2  Multiple Answer Type  +3 for Correct, No Negative Marking  5  15 
3  Integer Type  +3 for Correct, No Negative Marking  6  18 
4  Matrix Match Type  +8 for Correct, No Negative Marking  2  16 
IIT JEE 2010: Expertâ€™s Viewpoint
The difficulty level of the two papers in IIT JEE 2010 was as follows;
Subjects  Difficulty Level 
Physics  The difficulty level of this paper was moderately difficult with some questions requiring mathematical calculations which were really tedious. 
Chemistry  Was also on a moderate level paper with few difficult level questions. 
Maths  This section was on an easy to moderate level with some questions requiring innovative thinking to interpret and find the solutions. 
Overall  Overall the difficulty level of the paper was moderate. 
IIT JEE 2010 Overall Difficulty Analysis
Subject 
Easy  ModerateÂ  Tough 
No. of Questions  No. of Questions 
No. of Questions 

Physics  16  24  7 
Chemistry  9  30  8 
Maths  14  22.25  10.75 
Grand Total  39  76.25  25.75 
IIT JEE 2010 Distribution of Questions
The questions in Paper I and Paper II were distributed in the following manner:
Subject 
Class 11  Class 12  Total  
No of Questions  Total Marks  No of Questions  Total Marks  No of Questions 
Total Marks 

Chemistry  19  66  28  97  47  163 
Mathematics  22.25  77  24.75  86  47  163 
Physics  24  76  23  87  47  163 
Grand Total  65.25  219  75.75  270  141  489 
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IIT JEE 2010 Paper Analysis: Chemistry
 Chemistry section was on a moderately difficult level.
 Equal weightage was given to all Physical, Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry parts.
 More questions were based on structural organic chemistry.
 The questions were framed in such a way as to evaluate the skill of the students in fundamental conceptual applications.
 Questions in Physical Chemistry was calculation type and in Organic Chemistry it was mechanismbased.
Common Topics in Chemistry 

Chemical Kinetics  Carbonyl Compound 
Aromatic Compounds  PBlock Elements 
OxidationReduction  Biomolecules 
Isomerism  Thermodynamics 
Thermochemistry  Surface Chemistry 
Solid State  Qualitative Analysis 
Mole Concepts 2  POC 1 & Structural Identification 
Colligative Properties  Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry 
Metallurgy  Mole Concepts 1 
Gaseous State  Chemical Bonding 
DBlock Elements  Coordination Compound 
Carboxylic Acid & Derivatives  Electrochemistry 
IIT JEE 2010 Paper Analysis: Physics
 Physics paper was moderate.
 A few questions involving elaborate mathematical calculations were present making them a little more difficult.
 The major focus of this paper was on Electricity and Magnetism. Mechanics, Heat and Thermodynamics were also represented equally.
 Most of the questions in this paper were designed to test the fundamental conceptual clarity of the students.
Common Topic in Physics 

Gravitation  Rotation (Rigid Body Dynamics) 
Electromagnetic Induction  Electromagnetic Field 
Alternating Current  Electrostatics 
Friction  Geometrical Optics 
Simple Harmonic Motion  Modern Physics 
Wave Optics  Sound Waves 
Capacitance  Modern Physics 
Fluids  Kinetic Theory of Gases 
Experiments & Error Analysis  Circular Motion 
Heat Transfer  Current Electricity 
IIT JEE 2010 Paper Analysis: Maths
 Mathematics was on the easy to moderate level but was a lengthy section.
 Questions were designed to test the indepth understanding of the concepts and problemsolving skills of the candidates.
 The Integer type questions were difficult to crack in the given time frame.
 Major questions were framed from chapters such as Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry and Vectors.
Common Topics in Maths  
Limits  Definite Integration 
Trigonometric Equations  Application of Derivatives 
Differential Equations  Probability 
Parabola  3D Geometry 
Fundamentals of Mathematics  Matrices & Determinant 
Hyperbola  Permutation & Combination 
Indefinite Integration  Circle 
Complex Number  Continuity & Derivability 
Ellipse  Vector 
Properties of Triangle  Functions 
Sequence and Progression 
IIT JEE 2011 Cutoff
Category  Merit list cutoff
(For Eligibility) 
Subject wise cutoff
(For Eligibility) 
Marks obtained by
Last candidate in the List 

Chemistry  Mathematics  Physics  
CML  190  19  17  19  190 
OBC  171  18  16  18  171 
SC/ST/PD  95  10  9  10  95 
Preparatory (PD)  48  5  5  5  73 
Preparatory (ST)  48  5  5  5  84 
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JEE Advanced Question Paper Year Wise Analysis
Candidates can check the yearwise analysis of JEE Advanced question paper for both paper 1 and paper 2 from the links given below.