JEE Main 2013 Paper Analysis

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 11th-grade syllabus was 40 and from 12th-grade syllabus was 50.

JEE Main 2013: Expert’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 Moderate  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.
Topic-wise Question Breakup in Chemistry
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Inorganic Chemistry-I 6 19.90%
Chemical Bonding 4 13.30%
p-block 1 3.30%
Periodic Table & Periodicity in Properties 1 3.30%
Inorganic Chemistry-II 3 10.00%
d-block & f-block 2 6.70%
Transition Elements & Coordination Chemistry 1 3.30%
Organic Chemistry-I 3 10.00%
General Organic Chemistry- II 3 10.00%
Organic Chemistry-II 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 Chemistry-I 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 Chemistry-II 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 problem-solving 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.
Topic-wise 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 50-55 can be taken as a good mark.
Topic-wise 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 (3-D) 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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