JEE Main 2014 Paper Analysis

JEE Main 2014 Paper Analysis is provided here to help students get a clearer idea of the exam question paper along with the complete pattern as well as the difficulty level, distribution of questions, weightage of marks and more. Our experts have analyzed the paper for JEE Main 2014 and given their feedbacks for each Section (Chemistry, Physics and Maths). Students can check the complete analysis below.

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JEE Main 2014 Overview

Conducting Body CBSE
Exam Date 6th April 2014
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 marks of total marks per question

JEE Main 2014 Offline Paper: Distribution of Questions

JEE Main 2014 paper consisted of questions from 11th and 12th standard syllabus and 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 15 60 15 60 30 120
Physics 15 60 15 60 30 120
Chemistry 11 44 19 76 30 120
Grand Total 41 164 49 196 90 360

The number of questions asked from 11th-grade syllabus was 41 and from 12th-grade syllabus was 49.

JEE Main 2014: Expert’s Viewpoint

Here is an analysis of the overall difficulty level of paper I as per the experts:

Subjects Difficulty Level
Physics The paper was of moderate difficulty level.
Chemistry Easy questions were present. 
Maths Lengthy but not very tough.
Overall Overall paper was very much similar to last year’s (2013) paper in terms of difficulty level. 

JEE Main 2014 Overall Difficulty Analysis

Subject Easy Moderate  Tough
No. of Questions Total Marks No. of Questions Total Marks No. of Questions Total Marks
Maths 12 48 13 52 5 20
Physics 12 48 13 52 5 20
Chemistry 15 60 9 36 6 24
Grand Total 39 156 35 140 16 64

JEE Main 2014 Paper I Analysis: Chemistry

  • Chemistry was on the easier side compared with Physics & Mathematics 
  • All the three parts of Chemistry were easy and scoring. More number of questions were set from Physical chemistry and least were from Inorganic chemistry. 
  • There wasn’t any ambiguity in chemistry questions. So, most of the questions were straightforward.
  • Students can save time in solving the questions and use it for other sections.
Topic-wise Question Breakup in Chemistry
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Inorganic Chemistry 8 27%
Chemical Bonding 2 7%
d-block & f-block 2 7%
p-block 1 3.33%
Reaction Mechanics 2 7%
Transition Elements and Coordination Chemistry 1 3.33%
Organic Chemistry 8 27%
Aromatic Compound 1 3.33%
Carbohydrates, Amino Acids and Polymers 3 10%
General Organic Chemistry 1 3.33%
Hydrocarbons 1 3.33%
Oxidation & Reduction 1 3.33%
Practical Organic Chemistry 1 3.33%
Physical Chemistry 14 47%
Atomic Structure 1 3.33%
Chemical Equilibrium 1 3.33%
Chemical Kinetics 1 3.33%
Electrochemistry 4 13%
Equivalent Concept & Titration 1 3.33%
Gaseous State 1 3.33%
Mole Concept 2 7%
Solid State 1 3.33%
Solution & Colligative Properties 1 3.33%
Thermodynamics & Thermochemistry 1 3.33%

JEE Main 2014 Paper I Analysis: Physics

  • Physics Paper was above average and some of the questions involved calculations, which made the paper a bit lengthy and difficult.
  • Questions were asked from topics such as Fluid Mechanics and properties of matter, electrodynamics. These questions were difficult in nature.
  • More weightage was given to chapters like Mechanics & Electromagnetism, Optics, Modern Physics and Magnetics.
Topic-wise Question Breakup in Physics
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electrodynamics 6 19%
Capacitance 1 3%
Current Electricity 1 3%
Electromagnetic Field 1 3%
E.M.I 2 7%
Electrostatic 1 3%
Heat And Thermodynamics 3 10%
Heat Transfer 2 7%
Ktg And Thermodynamics 1 3%
Mechanics 5 32%
Center Of Mass 1 3%
Fluid Mechanics & Properties Of Matter 2 7%
Gravitation 1 3%
Projectile Motion 1 3%
Rigid body dynamic 3 12%
Surface tension 1 3%
Unit & dimension 1 3%
Modern physics 6 21%
Em waves & communication 2 7%
Modern physics 2 7%
Semiconductor 2 7%
Optics 3 10%
Geometrical and physical optics 2 7%
Wave optics 1 3%
SHM & WAVES 2 6%
SHM 1 3%
String waves and sound wave 1 3%

JEE Main 2014 Paper I Analysis: Maths

  • Maths paper was lengthy though not very tough.
  • More weightage was given to chapters such as Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Calculus than Vector & 3 Dimensional Geometry and Trigonometry.
  • No unexpected questions were asked.
  • Comparatively easier than previous year paper.
Topic-wise Question Breakup in Maths
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Binomial Theorem 1 3.30%
Complex Numbers 1 3.30%
Coordinate Geometry 5 16.70%
Circle 1 3.30%
Ellipse 1 3.30%
Parabola 1 3.30%
Straight Line 2 6.70%
Coordinate Geometry (3-D) 2 6.70%
Differential Calculus 5 16.70%
Application of Derivatives 2 6.70%
Functions 1 3.30%
Limit of functions 1 3.30%
Sets & Relation 1 3.30%
Integral Calculus 4 13.80%
Area under curve 1 3.30%
Differential equation 1 3.30%
Indefinite integration 2 6.70%
Mathematical Reasoning 1 3.30%
Matrix & Determinants 2 6.70%
Probability 1 3.30%
Quadratic Equation 2 6.70%
Sequence & Series 2 6.70%
Statistics 1 3.30%
Trigonometry 2 6.70%
Height & Distance 1 3.30%
Trigonometric equation 1 3.30%
Vector 1 3.30%

JEE Main 2014 Cutoff

Category Cut Off
Common Merit List (CML) 115
Other Backward Class (OBC – NCL) 74
Scheduled Caste (SC) 53
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 47

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