JEE Advanced 2016 – Paper Analysis

IIT Guwahati and CBSE conducted JEE Advanced 2016 on 22nd May. Over two lakh, students appeared for JEE Advance. The examination consisted of two papers

  • Paper 1 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Paper 2 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

JEE is considered as the toughest Engineering examination which paves the way for students to get into India’s premier institutes like IIT and ISM.

Both the papers had three sections – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

JEE Advanced 2016 Analysis – Paper 1

Paper 1 consisted of,

  • Five multiple choice questions with a single correct option (This section had negative marking)
  • Eight multiple choice questions, which had one or more correct answer (This section had negative marking)
  • If the candidate did not mark any option, no marks were deducted

JEE Advanced 2016 Analysis – Paper 2

Paper 2 consisted of,

  • Six multiple choice questions with single correct option (This section had negative marking)
  • Eight multiple choice questions, which had with one or more correct options (This section had negative marking)
  • Two paragraphs with two questions each  (This section had no negative marking)

JEE Advanced 2016 Analysis – Physics

The Physics section contained a total of 18 questions; this section had a blend of easy, medium and difficult level questions. As per the pattern, if a candidate marks partial correct answer; 1 Mark will be credited to the total score. The Physics section was conceptual and tight. Ne question in Physics had no correct answer for an option

Among the 18 questions; seven questions were easy, seven questions had a medium level of difficulty and the remaining four questions were difficult.

Jee advanced 2016 physics paper analysis

Question Number Topic Difficulty Level Marks
1 Light Easy +3/-1
2 Modern Physics Easy +3/-1
3 Properties of Matter Medium +3/-1
4 Capacitors Difficult +3/-1
5 Dynamics Medium +3/-1
6 Rotation Easy +4 OR +1/-2
7 Light Medium +4 OR +1/-2
8 Light Medium +4 OR +1/-2
9 Modern Physics Medium +4 OR +1/-2
10 Error Analysis Medium +4 OR +1/-2
11 Wave Motion Difficult +4 OR +1/-2
12 EMI Difficult +4 OR +1/-2
13 DC Circuits Difficult +4 OR +1/-2
14 EMI Easy +3/0
15 Properties of Matter Medium +3/0
16 Modern Physics Easy +3/0
17 Liquids Easy +3/0
18 Modern Physics Easy +3/0

JEE Advanced 2016 Analysis – Chemistry

Chemistry was relatively an easier section in comparison with Physics and Mathematics. This section had more medium level questions. Few questions were tricky, but students who were strong with fundamentals could easily solve the questions in Chemistry section.

Among the 18 questions; three questions were easy, nine questions had a medium level of difficulty and the remaining six questions were difficult.

Jee advanced 2016 Chemistry paper analysis

Question Number Topic Difficulty Level Marks
19 Physical Chemistry Medium +3/-1
20 Physical Chemistry Easy +3/-1
21 Inorganic Chemistry Medium +3/-1
22 Inorganic Chemistry Medium +3/-1
23 Organic Chemistry Difficult +3/-1
24 Organic Chemistry Difficult +4 OR +1/-2
25 Organic Chemistry Difficult +4 OR +1/-2
26 Inorganic Chemistry Easy +4 OR +1/-2
27 Inorganic Chemistry Difficult +4 OR +1/-2
28 Physical Chemistry Medium +4 OR +1/-2
29 Organic Chemistry Medium +4 OR +1/-2
30 Inorganic Chemistry Easy +4 OR +1/-2
31 Physical Chemistry Medium +4 OR +1/-2
32 Organic Chemistry Difficult +3/0
33 Physical Chemistry Medium +3/0
34 Inorganic Chemistry Difficult +3/0
35 Physical Chemistry Medium +3/0
36 Physical Chemistry Medium +3/0

JEE Advanced 2016 Analysis – Mathematics

Regarding difficulty, Mathematics and Physics were necks to neck. This section was lengthy and complicated. There were no ambiguous questions

Among the 18 questions; five questions were easy, eleven questions had a medium level of difficulty and the remaining two questions were difficult.

Jee advanced 2016 maths paper analysis

Question Number Topic Difficulty Level Marks
37 Probability Medium +3/-1
38 Permutation and Combination Easy +3/-1
39 Inequations Medium +3/-1
40 Quadratic Equations Easy +3/-1
41 Trigonometric Equations Medium +3/-1
42 Differentiability Easy +4 OR +1/-2
43 Circles Easy +4 OR +1/-2
44 Differential Equations Difficult +4 OR +1/-2
45 Properties of Triangles Medium +4 OR +1/-2
46 Circles Medium +4 OR +1/-2
47 Matrices Medium +4 OR +1/-2
48 Differentiability Medium +4 OR +1/-2
49 3D Geometry Medium +4 OR +1/-2
50 Matrices Easy +3/0
51 Binomial Theory Medium +3/0
52 Application of Derivatives Difficult +3/0
53 Determinants Medium +3/0
54 Limits Medium +3/0

Overall, JEE Advanced 2016 was a tough paper. Physics and Mathematics were lengthy and challenging. Chemistry was comparatively easier. JEE Advanced 2016 did turn out to be tougher than JEE Advanced 2015.