JEE Advanced or IIT JEE is a national level engineering entrance examination conducted by IITs on a rotation basis every year. JEE Advanced is the second phase of JEE. The top 2 lakh students who qualify in the JEE Mains are eligible to appear for IIT JEE Advanced. The students are granted admissions into IITs and ISM Dhanbad on the basis of scores obtained in JEE Advanced. Candidates could appear for JEE Advanced twice but only in consecutive years.
The overall pattern of JEE Advanced remains more or less the same every year but with minor changes. There are 2 papers in JEE Advanced (Paper 1 & Paper 2) and candidates have to appear for both the papers. The question paper consists of three parts: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
Candidates are supposed to attempt both MCQs and numerical answer type questions. The JEE Advanced is designed to judge not just theoretical knowledge but also reasoning ability, comprehension skills and analytical power of the students.
For better preparation of examination, one should have a better insight of the question paper. Knowing the JEE Advanced paper pattern allows the candidate to get a detailed instruction about number & type of questions, exam duration, and section wise marking scheme.
JEE Advanced comprises of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. It is mandatory for all the candidates to take both the papers. Each paper comprises of three sections: Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. Every year, we observe a slight change in the question paper pattern. In this article, we are going to discuss the JEE Advanced paper pattern 2017.
JEE Advanced Exam pattern 2017:
Going through the JEE Advanced question papers, one can say that the questions asked in JEE Advanced are quite tough as well as quite tricky. Talking about the paper pattern, it consists of two papers viz. paper 1 and paper 2.
The Paper 1 and Paper 2 of JEE Advanced constitute a total of 54 questions each. The paper is further divided into three sections: Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics, each having 18 questions. In total, the exam was of 306 marks, each paper carrying 183 marks. The duration of each paper was 3 hours. Paper 1 was from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm and Paper 2 was from 2:00 pm to 05:00 pm.
JEE Advanced Paper 1:
Section |
No. of questions |
Maximum Marks |
Section 1 |
7 |
28 |
Section 2 |
5 |
15 |
Section 3 |
6 |
18 |
Paper 1 was divided into three equal parts and each part had 3 sections. Therefore, Paper 1 was of 183 Marks and there were total 54 questions.
JEE Advanced Paper 2:
Section |
No. of questions |
Maximum Marks |
Section 1 |
7 |
21 |
Section 2 |
7 |
28 |
Section 3 |
4 |
12 |
Paper 2 was also divided into three equal parts and each part had 3 sections. Therefore, Paper 2 was of 183 Marks and there were total 54 questions.
JEE Advanced Marking Scheme: Paper 1
Section |
Question Type |
Total Questions |
Full Marks |
Partial marks |
Negative Marks |
Maximum Marks |
1 |
Single correct option |
7 |
+3 |
– |
-1 When answered wrong |
28 |
2 |
One or more correct option(s) |
5 |
+4 (When all the correct options are selected) |
+1 (For darkening each of the correct options provided no incorrect option is darkened) |
-2 (When answered wrong) |
15 |
3 |
Single digit integer (0-9) |
6 |
+3 (For the correct answer) |
– |
– |
18 |
Possible response |
Section 1 |
Section 2 |
Section 3 |
Not attempted |
0 |
0 |
0 |
Partial Correct |
+1 for each correct option selected |
0 |
0 |
Correct |
+4 |
+3 |
3 |
incorrect |
-2 |
0 |
-1 |
JEE Advanced Marking Scheme: Paper 2
Section |
Question Type |
Total Questions |
Full Marks |
Partial marks |
Negative Marks |
Maximum Marks |
1 |
Single correct option |
7 |
+3 (For correct answer) |
– |
-1 (In all other cases) |
21 |
2 |
One or more correct option(s) |
7 |
+4 (When all the correct options are selected) |
+1 (For darkening each of the correct options provided no incorrect option is darkened) |
-2 (In all other cases) |
28 |
3 |
Comprehension |
4 |
+3 (When only the correct answered bubble is darkened) |
– |
– |
12 |
Possible response |
Section 1 |
Section 2 |
Section 3 |
Not attempted |
0 |
0 |
0 |
Partial Correct |
+1 for each correct option selected |
0 |
0 |
Correct |
+3 |
+4 |
+3 |
Incorrect |
-1 |
-2 |
0 |
Knowing about the paper pattern could help you in improving your preparation level. It acquaints you with the number and types of questions. It also gives a clear introspection about the negative marking system that helps you to reduce your errors. So, before even starting your IIT JEE preparations, it is advisable to have a look at the JEE Advanced paper pattern. It will help you to eliminate the basic errors which you could make during the examination due to the lack of information regarding marking scheme.
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