JEE Advanced Subject Analysis

Joint Entrance Exam or popularly known as JEE is a highly prestigious entrance exam for students who wish to study engineering in premier institutes across the country. JEE is held in two phases viz. JEE Main and JEE Advanced.The students who are aspiring for engineering as their career are first required to clear JEE Main. Once qualified for JEE Main, then they are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced, qualifying which will render them eligible for admissions into IITs, ISM and other prestigious institutions across India.

It must be noted that there is a slight difference between JEE Main and JEE Advanced syllabus. JEE Advanced contains some extra topics in comparison to JEE Main. JEE Main mainly deals with topics up to the NCERT level. Meanwhile, the questions asked in JEE Advanced are more conceptual. To ease the confusion for students while preparing for JEE Advanced 2017, given below in an in-depth analysis of JEE Advanced 2016 paper. This will help you to understand the pattern of JEE Advanced better and will help you to score well.

The questions that appeared in JEE Advanced 2016 were framed so as to test mainly three aspects: The recollection of concepts and formulae, the in-depth knowledge of the concepts dealt and aptitude of the students for solving problems. The question pattern was different from the year 2015 as paragraph type questions were asked in the second paper. The following can be concluded from the paper pattern of JEE Advanced 2016.

  • The level of difficulty of the paper overall was medium.
  • 30% of the questions were formulae based, another 40 percent were based on the inferences drawn from theorems and laws and 30 percent were based on observation of diagrams and graphs.
  • One question in each paper from the Physics and Chemistry section was based on the experimental analysis.

Given below is the detailed subject wise analysis of the JEE Advanced 2016 paper.

JEE Advanced 2016 Analysis – Physics

The Physics section had a blend of easy, medium and difficult level questions. The questions in Physics paper 1 were fairly easy but the second paper showed an unpredictable pattern. Paper 1 was simple with respect to the paper 2. Questions involved many tedious calculations, as well as standard of the question, was also very high. So, it can be said it was difficult to score in Physics. The following graph presents a clear analysis of the weightage given to every topic and the level of difficulty of JEE 2016 Advanced paper:

JEE Advanced
JEE Advanced

JEE Advanced 2016 Analysis – Chemistry

Chemistry was relatively easier in comparison to Physics and Mathematics for the year 2016. The level of most of the questions was medium. Few questions were tricky, but students who were strong with fundamentals could easily solve the questions in Chemistry section. It can be inferred that whosoever will have a good grasp in the concepts of Chemistry, will score well. The following graph presents a clear analysis of weightage given to every topic and the level of difficulty of Chemistry section in JEE 2016 Advanced paper:

JEE Advanced
JEE Advanced

JEE Advanced 2016 Analysis – Mathematics

Regarding the level of difficulty, Mathematics and Physics were necks to neck. Mathematics appeared to be a little bit lengthy rather than difficult. So, here shortcuts came into the play. Candidates who knew shortcuts for solving various problems would have been able to solve the problems much easier. Solving problems through shortcuts would have also resulted in attempting more number of questions. The following graph presents a clear analysis of the weightage given to every topic and the level of difficulty of Chemistry section in JEE 2016 Advanced paper:

JEE Advanced
JEE Advanced

This was the paper analysis for JEE Advanced 2016. Paper analysis helps the student to get an insight of the paper and prepare well for the future examination. It is advisable for the JEE Advanced 2017 aspirants to go through the paper analysis for better performance in the examination.

Table given below shows the subject wise analysis of question paper (Both the papers: Paper 1 and 2):

Subject Paper Section 1 Section 2 Section 3
Number of questions Marks obtained (-ve) marks Number of questions Marks obtained (-ve) marks Number of questions Marks obtained (-ve) marks
Physics Paper 1 5 3 -1 8 4 -2 5 3 NA
Paper 2 6 3 -1 8 4 -2 2 3 NA
Maths Paper 1 5 3 -1 8 4 -2 5 3 NA
Paper 2 6 3 -1 8 4 -2 2 3 NA
Chemistry Paper 1 5 3 -1 8 4 -2 5 3 NA
Paper 2 6 3 -1 8 4 -2 2 3 NA

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