JEE Main 2013 paper analysis done by our experts will help every aspirant get familiar with the question paper along with the exam pattern as well as weightage of marks and more. They will get to know the difficulty level and the distribution of questions in the 2013 paper. Our experts have also provided their viewpoints for each Section (Chemistry, Physics and Maths). Students can either view or download the complete JEE Main 2013 paper analysis below.
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JEE Main 2013 Overview
Conducting Body 
CBSE 
Exam Date 
7th April, 2013 
Exam Mode 
Offline Test (Pen and Paper Based) 
Exam Paper and Duration 
2 papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) of 3 hours each 
Subjects or Sections 
Physics, Chemistry, Maths / 3 Sections 
No. of Questions 
30 from each section. Total 90 questions 
Marks 
120 marks per section. Total 360 Marks 
Question Type 
MCQs and single correct option. 
For correct Answers 
+4 marks 
For incorrect Answers 
(1/4) of the total marks allotted 
JEE Main 2013 Offline Paper: Distribution of Questions
The questions in JEE Main 2013 paper 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 
Mathematics 
16 
64 
14 
56 
30 
120 
Physics 
13 
52 
17 
68 
30 
120 
Chemistry 
12 
48 
18 
72 
30 
120 
Grand Total 
40 
160 
50 
200 
90 
360 
The number of questions asked from 11thgrade syllabus was 40 and from 12thgrade syllabus was 50.
JEE Main 2013: Expertâ€™s Viewpoint
Here is an analysis of the overall difficulty level of paper I as per the experts:
Subjects 
Difficulty Level 
Physics 
On the difficult side as questions were mainly calculation based and was a lengthy section. 
Chemistry 
Easy and scoring. 
Maths 
On a moderate level. 
Overall 
The overall difficulty level can be termed as easy to moderate. 
JEE Main 2013 Overall Difficulty Analysis
Subject 
Easy 
ModerateÂ 
Tough 
No. of Questions 
Total Marks 
No. of Questions 
Total Marks 
No. of Questions 
Total Marks 
Maths 
13 
52 
12 
48 
5 
20 
Physics 
10 
40 
15 
60 
5 
20 
Chemistry 
15 
60 
12 
48 
3 
12 
Grand Total 
38 
152 
39 
156 
13 
52 
JEE Main 2013 Paper I Analysis: Chemistry
 Chemistry was the easiest section compared to Mathematics and Physics.
 Most of the questions asked in the paper were straightforward. Some questions were also calculation based as well as factual ones.
 However, students could find some questions difficult as they required the application of concepts.
 Overall this section was a scoring one.
Topicwise Question Breakup in Chemistry 
Topics 
No of Questions 
Weightage of Marks 
Inorganic ChemistryI 
6 
19.90% 
Chemical Bonding 
4 
13.30% 
pblock 
1 
3.30% 
Periodic Table & Periodicity in Properties 
1 
3.30% 
Inorganic ChemistryII 
3 
10.00% 
dblock & fblock 
2 
6.70% 
Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry 
1 
3.30% 
Organic ChemistryI 
3 
10.00% 
General Organic Chemistry II 
3 
10.00% 
Organic ChemistryII 
6 
20.00% 
Alkyl Halide, Alcohol & Ether 
1 
3.30% 
Carbohydrates, Amino Acids and Polymers 
1 
3.30% 
Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives 
3 
10.00% 
Practical Organic Chemistry 
1 
3.30% 
Physical ChemistryI 
8 
26.70% 
Atomic Structure 
1 
3.30% 
Gaseous State 
2 
6.70% 
Ionic Equilibrium 
1 
3.30% 
Mole Concept 
2 
6.70% 
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry 
2 
6.70% 
Physical ChemistryII 
4 
13.30% 
Chemical Kinetics 
1 
3.30% 
Electrochemistry 
1 
3.30% 
Solid State 
1 
3.30% 
Surface Chemistry 
1 
3.30% 
JEE Main 2013 Paper I Analysis: Physics
 Physics saw a slightly higher level of difficulty this time.
 Some questions required lengthy calculations.
 Some questions also required greater analytical and problemsolving skills.
 In this section, students could attempt at least 10 questions correctly. Moreover, students getting a score of around 50 should consider it good points in this section and paper.
Topicwise Question Breakup in Physics 
Topics 
No of Questions 
Weightage of Marks 
Electrodynamics 
9 
30% 
Capacitance 
2 
7% 
Current Electricity 
2 
7% 
Electromagnetic Field 
1 
3% 
Electromagnetic Induction 
2 
7% 
Electrostatics 
2 
7% 
Heat & Thermodynamics 
2 
7% 
Heat Transfer 
1 
3% 
KTG & Thermodynamics 
1 
3% 
Mechanics 
7 
23% 
Centre Of Mass 
1 
3% 
Fluid Mechanics & Properties of Matter 
1 
3% 
Gravitation 
1 
3% 
Projectile Motion 
1 
3% 
Rigid Body Dynamics 
1 
3% 
Surface Tension 
1 
3% 
Unit & Dimension 
1 
3% 
Modern Physics 
5 
17% 
Electromagnetic Waves & Communication 
2 
7% 
Modern Physics 
2 
7% 
Semiconductors 
1 
3% 
Optics 
4 
13% 
Geometrical Optics & Physical Optics 
2 
7% 
Wave Optics 
2 
7% 
SHM & Waves 
3 
10% 
SHM 
2 
7% 
String Wave 
1 
3% 
JEE Main 2013 Paper I Analysis: Maths
 The Math section was easy this year.
 Questions were conceptual and some were a bit lengthy.
 More weightage was given to chapters such as Calculus, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry, Vectors, 3D Geometry, Matrices, Determinants, Statistics, Logic and LPP.
 An average score of 5055 can be taken as a good mark.
Topicwise Question Breakup in Maths 
Topics 
No of Questions 
Weightage of Marks 
Binomial Theorem 
1 
3% 
Complex Numbers 
1 
3% 
Coordinate Geometry 
5 
17% 
Circle 
1 
3% 
Ellipse 
1 
3% 
Parabola 
1 
3% 
Straight Line 
2 
7% 
Coordinate Geometry (3D) 
2 
7% 
Differential Calculus 
4 
13% 
Application of Derivatives 
1 
3% 
Differentiation (MOD) 
1 
3% 
Limit of function 
1 
3% 
Sets & Relation 
1 
3% 
Integral Calculus 
5 
17% 
Area under curve 
1 
3% 
Definite integration 
2 
7% 
Differential equation 
1 
3% 
Indefinite integration 
1 
3% 
Mathematical Reasoning 
1 
3% 
Matrix & Determinants 
2 
7% 
Permutation & Combination 
1 
3% 
Probability 
1 
3% 
Quadratic Equation 
1 
3% 
Sequence & Series 
1 
3% 
Statistics 
1 
3% 
Trigonometry 
3 
10% 
Inverse Trigonometric function 
1 
3% 
Trigonometric Ratio & identities 
1 
3% 
Trigonometric equation 
1 
3% 
Vector 
1 
3% 
JEE Main 2013 Cutoff
Category 
Cut Off 
Common Merit List (CML) 
113 
Other Backward Class (OBC – NCL) 
70 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 
50 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 
45 
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