IIT JEE 2010 Paper Analysis

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IIT JEE 2010 Overview

Exam Conducting Body IIT Madras
Exam Date 11th April, 2010
Exam Mode Computer-Based 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 Paper-II
Total Marks 489 Marks
Question Types MCQs, Numerical Problems, Comprehension, Match the Column 

IIT JEE 2010 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme that was followed in Paper I  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  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 II  was for each subject:

Paper-II

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: Expert’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 Moderate  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 mechanism-based.

Common Topics in Chemistry

Chemical Kinetics Carbonyl Compound
Aromatic Compounds P-Block Elements
Oxidation-Reduction 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
D-Block 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 in-depth understanding of the concepts and problem-solving 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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