JEE Advanced 2016 Paper Analysis

JEE Advanced 2016 Paper Analysis – IIT Guwahati conducted JEE Advanced 2016 on 22nd May. Over two lakh, students appeared for the second phase of the IIT JEE exam. JEE Advanced consisted of two papers that were conducted in two shifts.

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

Both the papers had three sections – Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Here is an in-depth analysis of the JEE Advanced 2016 paper.
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JEE Advanced 2016 Overview

Exam Conducting Body IIT Guwahati
Exam Date 22nd May, 2016
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 Marks 372 Marks
Question Types MCQs, Numerical Problems, Comprehension, list match sets

JEE Advanced 2016 Marking Scheme

Paper I

Paper-II

Section Question Pattern Marking Scheme No. of Q. Total Marks Question Pattern Marking Scheme No. of Q. Total Marks
1 Single Answer Correct Type +3 for correct, -1 for wrong  5 15 Single Answer Correct Type +3 for correct, -1 for wrong  6 18
2 Multiple Answers Correct Type +4 for correct, +1 for Partial correct, -2 for wrong 8 32 Multiple Answers Correct Type +4 for correct, +1 for Partial correct, -2 for wrong 8 32
Numerical Answer Type  +3 for Correct, No Negative Marking  5 15 Paragraph +3 for Correct, No Negative Marking  4

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JEE Advanced 2016: Distribution of Questions

The distribution of questions in both Paper I and Paper II is given below:

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total
No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 11 37 25 87 36 124
Mathematics 18 59 18 65 36 124
Physics 13 45 23 79 36 124
Grand Total 42 141 66 231 108 372

JEE Advanced 2016: Expert’s Viewpoint

As per the experts, the two papers were set in the following manner:

Subjects Difficulty Level
Physics On a moderate level. Took a long time to solve all the questions.
Chemistry Consisted of a few tricky questions requiring greater alertness and sound knowledge of the fundamentals.
Maths From moderate to difficult level. Questions from the topic of Calculus were lengthy.
Overall Both the papers were quite moderate and well-balanced paper. Quite similar to the 2015 paper in terms of the difficulty level.

JEE Advanced 2016 Overall Difficulty Analysis

Subject Easy Moderate  Tough
No. of Questions Total Marks No. of Questions Total Marks No. of Questions Total Marks
Physics 11 37 7 24 18 63
Chemistry 9 31 13 42 14 51
Maths 9 28 15 52 12 44
Grand Total 29 96 35 118 44 158

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JEE Advanced 2016 Subject-wise Analysis

JEE Advanced 2016 Physics

  • Physics section had a blend of easy, medium and difficult level questions.
  • However, the Physics paper demanded more time.
  • Questions were asked from almost all the units but more weightage was given to Mechanics.
  • In paper II, this section was difficult as more of lengthy and calculation based questions were asked.

The Physics section was more focused on the conceptual part. No question in Physics had an incorrect answer for an option.

Jee advanced 2016 physics paper analysis

Topic-wise Question Breakup in Physics
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electrodynamics 8 22.58%
Capacitance 2 4.84%
Current Electricity 2 6.45%
Electromagnetic Field 1 2.42%
Electromagnetic induction 3 8.87%
Heat & Thermodynamics 5 12.90%
Calorimetry & Thermal Expansion 1 2.42%
Heat Transfer 3 8.06%
KTG & Thermodynamics 1 2.42%
Mechanics 9 25.00%
Circular Motion 2 4.84%
Elasticity & Viscosity 1 2.42%
Error in Measurement 2 5.65%
Rigid Body Dynamics 3 8.87%
Unit & Dimension 1 3.23%
Modern Physics 7 18.55%
Modern Physics 7 18.55%
Optics 5 14.52%
Geometrical Optics & Physical Optics 4 11.29%
Wave Optics 1 3.23%
SHM & Waves 2 6.45%
SHM 1 3.23%
Sound Waves 1 3.23%

JEE Advanced 2016 Chemistry

  • Chemistry section in the paper I was on the difficult side whereas in paper II this section was relatively easier.
  • The questions in both paper I and II were quite tricky which required alertness and sound fundamentals.
  • Physical, organic and inorganic chemistry had almost the same weightage.
  • Organic chemistry questions were above a moderate level.

Jee advanced 2016 Chemistry paper analysis

Topic-wise Question Breakup in Chemistry
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Inorganic Chemistry-I 5 15.32%
Chemical Bonding 2 6.45%
p-block 3 8.87%
Inorganic Chemistry-II 5 13.71%
Coordination Compounds 2 4.84%
Metallurgy 1 3.23%
Qualitative Analysis 2 5.65%
Organic Chemistry-I 1 2.42%
General Organic Chemistry- II 1 2.42%
Organic Chemistry-II 12 33.87%
Alkyl Halide, Alcohol & Ether (Reaction Mechanism) 1 3.23%
Amines 1 3.23%
Aromatic Compounds 1 3.23%
Biomolecules 1 3.23%
Carbonyl compounds 1 2.42%
Grignard Reagent, Reduction, Oxidation & Hydrolysis 2 4.84%
Polymers 1 2.42%
Practical Organic Chemistry 2 6.45%
Stereoisomerism 2 4.84%
Physical Chemistry-I 7 16.94%
Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry 1 2.42%
Chemical Equilibrium 2 4.84%
Gaseous State 1 2.42%
Mole Concept 3 7.26%
Physical Chemistry-II 6 17.74%
Chemical Kinetics 2 6.45%
Electrochemistry 1 2.42%
Solid State 1 3.23%
Solution & Colligative Properties 1 3.23%
Surface Chemistry 1 2.42%

JEE Advanced 2016 Mathematics

  • Mathematics section was from moderate to difficult level.
  • This section consisted of questions that were a bit lengthy and calculation intensive.
  • No questions were doubtful or ambiguous.
  • Few questions from calculus took more time to solve.

Jee advanced 2016 maths paper analysis

Topic-wise Question Breakup in Maths
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Binomial Theorem 1 2.42%
Complex Numbers 2 5.65%
Coordinate Geometry 5 14.52%
Circle 1 3.23%
Ellipse 2 4.84%
Parabola 2 6.45%
Differential Calculus 5 15.32%
Application of Derivatives 2 6.45%
Limit, Continuity & Differentiability 3 8.87%
Fundamentals of Mathematics 1 2.42%
Integral Calculus 6 16.94%
Area Under Curve 1 2.42%
Definite integration 3 8.06%
Differential Equation 2 6.45%
Matrix & Determinants 4 11.29%
Permutation & Combination 1 2.42%
Probability 3 7.26%
Quadratic Equation 1 2.42%
Sequence & Series 1 2.42%
Trigonometry 3 8.06%
Solution of Triangle 1 3.23%
Trigonometric equation 1 2.42%
Trigonometric Ratio & identities 1 2.42%
Vector and 3D 3 8.87%
Coordinate Geometry (3-D) 2 5.65%
Vector 1 3.23%

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

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