IIT JEE 2012 Paper Analysis

Candidates can check the IIT JEE 2012 paper analysis on this page. The analysis of IIT JEE 2012 is available for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 and basically contains details about the exam pattern, difficulty level of each paper, types of questions asked etc. Additionally, the analysis also offers a subject-wise expert review of the exam paper.

Going through paper analysis will enable aspirants to get an idea about what to expect in the examination. Go through the detailed review of IIT JEE 2012 question paper below.

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IIT JEE 2012 Overview

Exam Conducting Body IIT Delhi
Exam Date 8th March, 2012
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 120 (20 Qs per Subject per Paper)
Total Marks 408 Marks (Paper-1: 210 and Paper-2: 198)
Question Types MCQs, Numerical Problems, Comprehension, Match the Column 

IIT JEE 2012 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme that was followed in Paper I  was in the following manner:

Paper I
Sections Question Pattern Marking Scheme No. of Q. Total Marks
1 Single Answer Type +3 for correct, -1 Negative Marking 10 30
2 Multiple Answer Type +4 for Correct, No Negative Marking 5 20
3 Single Integer Type +4 for Correct, No Negative Marking 5 20

Paper-II marking scheme was as follows for each subject:

Paper-II

Sections Question Pattern Marking Scheme No. of Q. Total Marks
1 Single Correct Answer Type MCQ +3 for correct, -1 for the wrong answer 8 24
Paragraph Type MCQ +3 for correct, -1 for the wrong answer 6 18
3 Multiple Answer Type MCQ +4 for Correct, No Negative Marking 6 24

IIT JEE 2012: Distribution of Questions

The questions in both 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 13 44 27 92 40 136
Mathematics 14 46 26 90 40 136
Physics 16 52 24 84 40 136
Grand Total 43 142 77 266 120 408

IIT JEE 2012: Expert’s Viewpoint

The two papers were set in the following manner in terms of difficulty level:

Subjects Difficulty Level
Physics Physics was moderately difficult with few calculation based questions.
Chemistry This section was from easy to moderate level.
Maths The Mathematics section was tricky and lengthy.
Overall No major errors, irregularities or confusions were seen in the question paper.

IIT JEE 2012 Overall Difficulty Analysis

Subject Easy Moderate  Tough
No. of Questions Total Marks No. of Questions Total Marks No. of Questions Total Marks
Physics 15 47 16 58 9 31
Chemistry 8 24 20 70 12 42
Maths 9 28 18 63 13 45
Grand Total 32 99 54 191 34 118

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IIT JEE 2012 Paper Analysis: Chemistry

  • Chemistry section contained questions that were of moderate difficulty level.
  • Greater emphasis was given to Physical and Organic Chemistry portions.
  • Very fewer questions were asked from Inorganic Chemistry.
  • One question (Qn.22 in version 0) in paper II seemed to have an improbable answer.

Topic-wise Question Breakup in Chemistry

Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Carbonyl Compound 4 8.8%
P-Block Elements 3 7.4%
Biomolecules 2 5.9%
Thermodynamics 2 5.9%
Surface Chemistry 2 5.9%
Qualitative Analysis 2 5.9%
POC -1 & Structural Identification 2 5.1%
Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry 2 5.1%
Mole Concepts 1 2 5.1%
Chemical Bonding 2 4.4%
Coordination Compound 2 4.4%
Electrochemistry 2 4.4%
Chemical Kinetics 1 2.9%
Aromatic Compounds 1 2.9%
Oxidation-Reduction 1 2.9%
Isomerism 1 2.9%
Thermochemistry 1 2.2%
Solid State 1 2.2%
Mole Concepts 2 1 2.2%
Colligative Properties 1 2.2%
Metallurgy 1 2.2%
Gaseous State 1 2.2%
D-Block Elements 1 2.2%
Carboxylic Acid & Derivatives 1 2.2%

IIT JEE 2012 Paper Analysis: Physics

  • Physics section was on a moderate level even though a few questions involved tedious calculations.
  • Majority of the questions involved the integration of concepts across the topics.
  • Physics section in paper 2 was more difficult than paper 1. There was some ambiguity in the questions asked.
  • In general,  comprehension based questions were on the difficult side.
Topic-wise Question Breakup in Physics
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Rotation (Rigid Body Dynamics) 7 17.6%
Electromagnetic Field 5 13.2%
Electrostatics 4 11.0%
Geometrical Optics 3 6.6 %
Modern Physics 2 5.1%
Sound Waves 2 5.1%
Modern Physics 2 4.4%
Kinetic Theory of Gases 2 4.4%
Circular Motion 2 4.4%
Current Electricity 1 2.9%
Gravitation 1 2.9%
Electromagnetic Induction 1 2.9%
Alternating Current 1 2.9%
Friction 1 2.9%
Simple Harmonic Motion 1 2.2%
Wave Optics 1 2.2%
Capacitance 1 2.2%
Fluids 1 2.2%
Experiments & Error Analysis 1 2.2%
Heat Transfer 1 2.2%

IIT JEE 2012 Paper Analysis: Maths

  • Mathematics was a moderately difficult section.
  • There were direct questions that required both algebraic manipulations and in-depth subject knowledge.
  • Some tricky questions were also present. They were also time-consuming.
  • Important topics included Calculus, Algebra and Coordinate Geometry.
Topic-wise Question Breakup in Maths
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Definite Integration 4 9.6%
Application of Derivatives 3 8.8%
Probability 3 8.1%
3D Geometry 3 7.4%
Matrices & Determinant 3 7.4%
Permutation & Combination 3 6.6%
Circle 3 6.6%
Continuity & Derivability 2 5.1%
Vector 2 5.1%
Functions 2 5.1%
Limits 2 4.4%
Trigonometric Equations 1 2.9%
Differential Equations 1 2.9%
Parabola 1 2.9%
Fundamentals of Mathematics 1 2.9%
Hyperbola 1 2.9%
Indefinite Integration 1 2.2%
Complex Number 1 2.2%
Ellipse 1 2.2%
Properties of Triangle 1 2.2%
Sequence and Progression 1 2.2%

IIT JEE 2012 Cutoff

Category

MQMR Aggregate cut-off
Chemistry Physics

Mathematics

GE 20 20 34 229
OBC 18 18 31 207
SC 10 10 17 119
ST 10 10 17 115
PD 10 10 17 11

IIT JEE 2012 board also officially announced  that the IIT JEE 2012 cutoff will be as per given below:

  • IIT JEE 2012 overall cutoff for General Category of Students will be 35 % and Subject-wise IIT JEE 2012 cut off will be 10%.
  • IIT JEE 2012 overall cutoff for OBC category of students will be 31.5% and subject-wise Cutoff will be 9%.
  • IIT JEE 2012 overall cutoff for SC and ST students will be 17.5% and subjective Cut off 5%.

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