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University Data Specialist | Updated On - Jan 10, 2022

IIT Kharagpur has conducted the JEE Advanced 2021 on 3 October in two shifts. Accorsing to the test takers, slight change in Paper 1 pattern was noticed. The total of 59 questions were asked i.e. 19 questions from each section. JEE Advanced 2021 was total of 180 Marks, said Ajay Kumar Sharma, National Academic Director (Engineering), Aakash Educational Services Limited. Candidates can check the JEE Advanced 2021 Paper Analysis aong with the previous year analysis and review the difficulty level of the examination along with the distribution of marks.

JEE Advanced 2021 Paper Analysis

Given below is the paper analysis of JEE Advanced Paper 1 and Paper 2 conducted on 3 October 2021.

JEE Advanced 2021 Paper 1 Analysis

According to student’s reaction, In Chemistry section, questions were equally distributed from class 11th & 12th. While in Physics section, more questions were asked from class 11th. Mathematics section was the toughest, more weightage were given to class 11th syllabus. JEE Advanced Paper 1 was moderate in terms of difficulty level.

The table below represents the detailed difficulty level:-

SECTION DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Mathematics Moderate
Physics Difficult to Moderate
Chemistry Easy to Moderate

Paper 1: High Weightage Chapters

SECTION HIGH WEIGHTAGE CHAPTERS
Physics Gravitation, Rotation, Waves, Mechanics
Chemistry Atomic Structure, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, S,p,d, and f- block elements (5 questions)
Mathematics Integration, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry

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JEE Advanced 2021 Paper 2 Analysis

JEE Advanced Paper 2 was conducted from 2:30 to 5:30 PM. The overall exam was moderate to tough in terms of difficulty level. In Chemistry section, more weightage were given to class 12th syllabus.

The table below represents the detailed difficulty level of paper 2:-

SECTION DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Mathematics Moderately Tough
Physics Moderate
Chemistry Easy to Moderate

Paper 2: High Weightage Chapters

SECTION HIGH WEIGHTAGE CHAPTERS
Physics Electromagnetic Induction, Fluids, Ray Optics, Current Electricity, Rotational Motion, Heat and Thermodynamics
Chemistry Liquid Solutions, Organic chemistry, AAldehydes, p-block elements, and Atomic structure, Mole Concept and Electrochemistry
Mathematics Calculus and Geometry

JEE Advanced 2020 Paper Analysis

Given below is the paper analysis of JEE Advanced Paper 1 and Paper 2 conducted on 27th September 2020.

JEE Advanced 2020 Paper 1 Analysis

  • Shift Timings – 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM.
  • Overall Difficulty – Moderate to Difficult
  • Majority of candidates reported that Physics was the toughest section. Topics, where students faced difficulty, were – thermodynamics, magnetism and rotation.
  • Many students said the Chemistry section was easiest. Questions were based on NCERT pattern.
  • Few questions of Inorganic chemistry were tougher than expected.
  • Mathematics was moderate. However, questions were time-consuming and required good understanding of concepts.
  • Topics like Algebra and Calculus were asked in Maths which students found difficult.

JEE Advanced 2020 Paper 2 Analysis

  • Shift Timings – 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Overall Difficulty – Difficult
  • Maths and Physics was pretty hard compared to Paper 1. Questions were asked from similar topics only.
  • Chemistry was easy in Paper 2. Questions were both numerical and fact-based. All 3 subjects had section 3 with numerical based questions only.
  • Students reported that Paper 2 was much more difficult than Paper 1 as Section 1 was completely numerical based (without any options) with a single digit integer answer in all the subjects. In addition to this, a wrong answer here had negative marking too.

JEE Advanced 2021 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for JEE Advanced is not defined by the conducting authority before the examination.

  • The details of the marking scheme are provided in “Instructions to Candidates” during the examination only.
  • This makes it even more difficult for students to prepare for the JEE Advanced 2021.

To get an idea about the marking scheme, candidates can check the previous year paper analysis given below. According to the JEE Advanced 2020 Question Paper, the latest marking scheme has been given below. Although, it might change for the next session of 2021.

Marking Scheme for Paper 1

Paper 1 consists of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) with 1 answer, MCQs with more than 1 answer and Numerical Answer Type questions for each subject.

Section Question Type Marks awarded for correct response Negative Marking
1 Multiple Choice Question with 1 correct answer +3 -1
2 Multiple Choice Question with more than 1 correct answer +4 if all the options chosen are correct +3 if three options chosen but all four are correct +2 if two correct options chosen but one missed out +1 if only one correct option chosen -1
3 Numerical Value Type +4 0

Marking Scheme for Paper 2

Paper-2 consists Multiple Choice Questions with more than 1 answer, Numerical Answer type questions and questions having single digit integer answers.

Section Question Type Marks awarded for correct response Negative Marking
1 Single Digit Integer Answer (no options) +3 -1
2 Multiple Choice Question with more than 1 correct answer +4 if all the options chosen are correct +3 if three options chosen but all four are correct +2 if two correct options chosen but one missed out +1 if only one correct option chosen -2
3 Numerical Value Based Questions +4 0

JEE Advanced 2019 Paper Analysis

As the JEE Advanced was conducted in online mode (Computer-based test), it was not possible to get an accurate idea of IIT Roorkee’s JEE Advanced Paper Analysis. Although, the candidates had a similar opinion and the same is given below-

  • Mathematics was long and difficult for both papers. It was toughest among all of the sections.
  • Chemistry was easy compared to others.
  • Physics was average but had a few tricky questions.
  • Paper 1 was relatively harder than Paper 2
Subject Paper 1 Analysis Paper 2 Analysis
Physics The questions asked in the paper were moderately tough. Most of the questions asked were from Chapter 11 and 12. Difficult
Chemistry Moderate difficulty level. Most of the questions asked were from Inorganic Chemistry. Moderate
Mathematics The paper was Difficult. Most of the questions asked were from Algebra and Geometry. Moderately Difficult

JEE Advanced Paper Analysis 2019: Paper 1 Quick Analysis

  • The paper was relatively difficult in comparison to the previous year’s paper.
  • Most of the questions asked in Paper 1 were moderate in nature.
  • Overall, the Physics portion was comparatively easier than Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Mathematics part was relatively difficult in the examination.
  • The level of difficulty in Paper 1 was marked moderate with maximum weightage given to class 12 syllabus.
  • The questions asked from Chemistry were not theoretical and were based on calculations and needed rigorous calculations.
Subject Easy Moderate Difficult Total
Physics 7 9 2 18
Chemistry 3 8 7 18
Mathematics 6 4 8 18
Total 16 21 17 54

JEE Advanced Paper Analysis 2019: Paper 2 Quick Analysis

  • The difficulty level of the JEE Advanced Paper- 2 was moderate.
  • The questions asked from Physics and Chemistry were relatively easy as compared to Mathematics.
  • Mathematics part was tough and lengthy. Most of the questions were asked from Matrices and Differential Equations which made the paper lengthy.
  • Physics section was easy to moderate in nature.
  • The number of questions asked in Chemistry were from Organic and Inorganic Chemistry. Very few questions were asked from Physical Chemistry.
Subject Easy Moderate Difficult Total
Physics 6 8 4 18
Chemistry 0 9 9 18
Mathematics 4 7 7 18
Total 10 24 20 54

JEE Advanced 2019 Paper Analysis- Detailed

  • JEE Advanced 2019 was conducted by IIT Roorkee on May 27, 2019, and was taken by approximately 1.70 lakh candidates.
  • The maximum marks that could be scored by the candidates were 372 marks.
  • Students were awarded 4 marks for a correct answer and a mark was deducted for every incorrect answer.

JEE Advanced 2019 Subject-wise Paper Analysis

This section caters to the subject wise analysis of JEE Advanced 2019 Paper.

Chemistry

The Chemistry section was the easiest in both papers 1 and 2. The aim of the paper was to test the concepts of the candidates where the concentration of the question was higher from organic and inorganic chemistry. The least number of questions were asked from the physical chemistry.

Unit-wise Marks Distribution

Units No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Inorganic Chemistry-I 4 11.29%
Chemical Bonding 1 2.42%
p-block 3 8.87%
Inorganic Chemistry-II 6 16.94%
Coordination Compounds 1 2.42%
d-block & f-block Elements 2 6.45%
Qualitative Analysis 1 2.42%
Metallurgy 2 5.65%
Organic Chemistry-I 1 2.42%
General Organic Chemistry- II 1 2.42%
Organic Chemistry-II 11 31.45%
Aromatic Compounds 2 5.65%
Carbonyl compounds 3 8.06%
Organic Reaction Mechanism 4 1 3.23%
Stereoisomerism 1 2.42%
Biomolecules 1 3.23%
Grignard Reagent, Reduction, Oxidation & Hydrolysis 2 5.65%
Polymers 1 3.23%
Physical Chemistry-I 10 28.23%
Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry 4 11.29%
Chemical Bonding 1 3.23%
Chemical Equilibrium 1 2.42%
Mole Concept 2 4.84%
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry 1 3.23%
Gaseous State 1 3.23%
Physical Chemistry-II 4 9.68%
Chemical Kinetics 2 4.84%
Solution & Colligative Properties 1 2.42%
Surface Chemistry 1 2.42%

Physics

The Physics section was moderately difficult but very lengthy. The questions were concept and application-based. The questions had a higher concentration of questions from Thermodynamics, Optics and Thermodynamics and Electrostatics.

Unit-wise Marks Distribution

Topics No. of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electrodynamics 8 23.39%
Capacitance 2 5.65%
Electromagnetic Induction 2 5.65%
Electrostatics 3 8.87%
Current Electricity 1 3.23%
Heat and Thermodynamics 6 16.13%
KTG and Thermodynamics 5 13.71%
Calorimetry & Thermal Expansion 1 2.42%
Mechanics 9 25.00%
Centre of Mass 1 3.23%
Error in Measurement 1 2.42%
Gravitation 1 2.42%
Right Body Dynamics 1 3.23%
Surface Tension 1 3.23%
Work, Power and Energy 1 2.42%
Electricity & Viscosity 1 2.42%
Projectile Motion 1 2.42%
Unit & Dimension 1 3.23%
Modern Physics 4 10.48%
Modern Physics 2 5.65%
Nuclear Physics 2 4.84%
Optics 5 14.52%
Geometrical Optics & Physical Optics 4 11.29%
Wave Optics 1 3.23%
SHM & Waves 4 10.48%
Sound Waves 1 2.42%
String Wave 2 4.84%
SHM 1 3.23%

Mathematics

The Mathematics section ranged from moderate to difficult level. The paper was quite lengthy as the section consisted of Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Integral Calculus. Just a few questions were based on Probability, Quadratic Equations and Sequence & Series.

Unit-wise Marks Distribution

Units No. of Questions Weightage of Marks
Algebra 1 2.42%
Complex Numbers 2 4.84%
Coordinate Geometry 5 12.90%
Circle 4 9.68%
Ellipse 1 3.23%
Differential Calculus 5 14.52%
Functions 2 4.84%
Application of Derivatives 2 6.45%
Continuity and Derivability 1 3.23%
Integral Calculus 6 16.94%
Definite Integration 5 13.71%
Different Equation 1 3.23%
Matrices and Determinants 4 12.10%
Permutations and Combinations 2 4.84%
Probability 2 5.65%
Quadratic Equation 1 3.23%
Sequence and Series 1 2.42%
Trigonometry 3 8.87%
Solution of Triangle 1 3.23%
Inverse Trigonometric Function 1 2.42%
Trigonometric ratio and Identities 1 3.23%
Vector and 3D 4 11.29%

JEE Advanced 2018 Paper Analysis

JEE Advanced 2018 was conducted in IIT Kanpur on May 20, 2018. The maximum marks that could be scored by the candidates were 360 marks. Students were awarded 4 marks for a correct answer and a mark was deducted for every incorrect answer. The questions in the Chemistry section were more difficult in comparison to the other two sections.

Class-wise Marks Distribution

The concentration of questions were more from class 12 than class 11. Let us see the marks distribution in the following table.

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total number of questions
No. of Questions Marks No. of Questions Marks No. of Questions Marks
Chemistry 7 23 29 97 36 120
Mathematics 15 49 21 71 36 120
Physics 22 73 14 47 36 120
Total 44 145 64 215 108 360

JEE Advanced 2018 Paper Analysis – Level of Difficulty

Most of the questions in the JEE Advanced paper 2018 were moderately difficult. Lets see the distribution of the questions and marks in the question paper according to the levels of difficulty.

Subject Easy Moderate Tough
No. of Questions Marks No. of Questions Marks No. of Questions Marks
Chemistry 5 16 13 44 18 60
Mathematics 13 40 11 36 12 44
Physics 13 44 13 43 10 33
Total 31 100 37 123 40 137

JEE Advance 2018 Subject-wise Paper Analysis

This section caters to the subject-wise paper analysis.

Chemistry

The Chemistry section was difficult in both papers 1 and 2. The concentration of the question was higher from organic and physical chemistry. The least number of questions were asked from organic chemistry. Furthermore, various questions were asked out of NCERT books too.

Unit-wise Marks Distribution

Units No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Inorganic Chemistry-I 3 9.17%
Chemical Bonding 1 2.50%
p-block 2 6.67%
Inorganic Chemistry-II 7 20.00%
Coordination Compounds 5 14.17%
Qualitative Analysis 1 3.33%
Metallurgy 1 2.50%
Organic Chemistry-II 12 33.33%
Aromatic Compounds 3 9.17%
Carbonyl compounds 1 2.50%
Organic Reaction Mechanism 4 2 5.00%
Stereoisomerism 1 2.50%
Organic Reaction Mechanism 3 1 3.33%
Biomolecules 1 3.33%
Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives 3 7.50%
Physical Chemistry-I 7 19.17%
Gaseous State 1 2.50%
Ionic Equilibrium 2 5.00%
Thermodynamics 3 9.17%
Equivalent Concept 1 2.50%
Physical Chemistry-II 7 18.33%
Chemical Kinetics 2 5.83%
Electrochemistry 2 5.00%
Solid State 1 2.50%
Solution and Colligative Properties 2 5.00%

Physics

The Physics section was moderately difficult. The questions were mostly analytical and application-based in nature.

Unit-wise Marks Distribution

Units No. of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electrodynamics 8 22.50%
Capacitance 1 2.50%
Electromagnetic Field 2 5.83%
Electromagnetic Induction 1 3.33%
Electrostatics 3 8.33%
Current Electricity 1 2.50
Heat and Thermodynamics 4 10.83%
Heat Transfer 1 2.50%
KTG and Thermodynamics 3 8.33%
Mechanics 15 41.67%
Error in Measurement 3 7.50%
Gravitation 1 2.50%
Right Body Dynamics 3 8.33%
Surface Tension 1 3.33%
Work, Power and Energy 1 3.33%
Electricity & Viscosity 2 5.83%
Unit & Dimension 2 5.00%
Circular Motion 1 3.33%
Mathematical Tool 1 2.50%
Modern Physics 3 8.33%
Nuclear Physics 1 3.33%
Photoelectric Effect 1 2.50%
Bohr Atomic Model 1 2.50%
Optics 2 5.83%
Geometrical Optics & Physical Optics 2 5.83%
SHM & Waves 3 8.33%
Sound Waves 2 5.83%
SHM 1 2.50%
Mathematical Tools 1 2.50%
Projectile Motion 1 2.50%

Mathematics

The difficulty of the Mathematics section was moderate. However, there were some questions that were challenging and time consuming. When compared to the other sections, this section was considered to be the easiest.

Unit-wise Marks Distribution

Units No. of Questions Weightage of Marks
Algebra 1 2.50%
Binomial Theorem 1 2.50%
Complex Numbers 2 6.67%
Coordinate Geometry 5 14.17%
Circle 3 8.33%
Hyperbola 1 2.50%
Ellipse 1 3.33%
Differential Calculus 5 14.17%
Functions 2 5.00%
Limits, Continuity and Differentiability 1 2.50%
Application of Derivatives 1 3.33%
Methods of Differentiation 1 3.33%
Integral Calculus 8 22.50%
Definite Integration 3 7.50%
Different Equation 5 15.00%
Matrices and Determinants 2 5.83%
Permutations and Combinations 2 5.00%
Probability 2 5.00%
Sequence and Series 1 2.50%
Trigonometry 3 8.33%
Solution of Triangle 1 3.33%
Inverse Trigonometric Function 1 2.50%
Trigonometric ratio and Identities 1 2.50%
Vector and 3D 4 10.83%
Fundamentals of Mathematics 1 2.50%

JEE Advanced 2017 Paper Analysis

JEE Advanced 2017 was conducted in IIT Madras on May 21, 2017. The maximum marks that could be scored by the candidates were 366 marks. Students were awarded 4 marks for a correct answer and a mark was deducted for every incorrect answer. The question paper was moderate on an average level.

Class-wise Marks Distribution

The concentration of questions were more from class 12 than class 11. Let us see the marks distribution in the following table.

Class 11 Class 12 Total number of questions
Subject No. of Questions Marks No. of Questions Marks No. of Questions Marks
Chemistry 14 48 22 74 36 122
Mathematics 14 46 22 76 36 122
Physics 17 57 19 65 36 122
Total 45 151 63 215 108 366

JEE Advanced 2017 Paper Analysis – Level of Difficulty

Most of the questions in the JEE Advanced paper 2017 were moderately difficult. The physics section was between medium to difficult. The chemistry section was difficult due to application-based questions. The mathematics section was comparatively easier. It is said that the most difficult JEE Advanced Paper was either 2016 or 2017. Lets see the distribution of the questions and marks in the question paper according to the levels of difficulty.

Subject Easy Moderate Tough
No. of Questions Marks No. of Questions Marks No. of Questions Marks
Chemistry 9 28 10 36 17 58
Mathematics 12 42 18 58 6 22
Physics 16 52 15 53 5 17
Total 37 122 43 147 28 97

JEE Advanced 2017 Subject-wise Paper Analysis

This section caters to the subject-wise paper analysis.

Chemistry

The chemistry section was difficult in both papers 1 and 2. The questions were mainly application-based. The concentration of the question was higher in inorganic chemistry.

Unit-wise Marks Distribution

Units No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Chemical bonding 6 18.03%
Coordination Compounds 1 3.28%
p-Block 2 4.92%
General Organic Chemistry II 1 2.46%
d & f Block Elements 1 2.46%
Alkyl Halide, Alcohol & Ether 3 9.02%
General Organic Chemistry 1 2.46%
Carbonyl Compounds 3 8.20%
Aromatic Compounds 3 7.38%
Atomic and Nuclear Chemistry 3 7.38%
IUPAC & Isomerism 1 3.28%
Mole Concept 1 2.46%
Chemical Equilibrium 1 3.28%
Chemical Kinetics 1 3.28%
Thermodynamics 2 5.74%
Solid State 1 2.46%
Electrochemistry 2 4.92%
Surface Chemistry 1 3.28%
Solution and Colligative Properties 2 5.74%

Physics

The Physics section was moderately difficult. The questions were conceptual and formula-based. Some questions were time consuming.

Unit-wise Marks Distribution

Topics No. of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electromagnetic Field 6 16.39%
Alternating Current 2 6.56%
Electrostatics 1 3.28%
Capacitance 2 4.92%
Electromagnetic Induction 1 3.28%
Centre of Mass 1 3.28%
Heat and Thermodynamics 5 13.93%
Error in Measurement 1 2.46%
Rectilinear Motion and Vectors 1 2.46%
Mathematical Tools 1 2.46%
Gravitation 1 2.46%
Right Body Dynamics 5 13.93%
Surface Tension 1 2.46%
Rigid Body Dynamics 5 13.93%
Optics 3 9.02%
Modern Physics 3 7.38%
SHM Waves 2 5.74%

Mathematics

The difficulty of the Mathematics section was moderate. However, there were some questions that were challenging and time taking. When compared to the other sections, this section was considered easy. Most of the questions were asked from Calculus and Algebra.

Unit-wise Marks Distribution

Units No. of Questions Weightage of Marks
Algebra 1 2.46%
Complex Numbers 1 3.28%
Coordinate Geometry 6 16.39%
Differential Calculus 6 18.03%
Integral Calculus 7 19.67%
Permutations and Combinations 2 4.92%
Probability 2 5.74%
Sequence and Series 1 2.46%
Trigonometry 1 3.28%
Quadratic Equation 2 4.92%
Matrix and Determinants 4 11.48%
Vector and 3D 3 7.38%

JEE Advanced Paper Analysis 2021: Final Takeaway

The JEE Advanced Paper Analysis gives us a brief idea of how the upcoming exam can be framed by the examination authority. Since JEE Advanced is a challenging exam to test the reasoning ability and other skills of the students, the pattern and scheme is not defined until the last moment. It is revealed only during the examination. This forces students to improvise as per the situation of the exam and take quick decisions to manage the best possible score.

  • To note, 240 marks in JEE Advanced is considered a very high score.
  • But this paper analysis helps students in understanding the various situations.
  • Furthermore, the students must work with previous year question papers to exercise their potential to the best possible level which will finally qualify them to the Common Rank Lists.

FAQs

Ques. How many marks are required to qualify for admission in IIT Madras?

Ans. IIT Madras cut off is usually very high. You can check the IIT Madras Cut Off for 2020 here. This will give you an idea about the expected cut off for 2021 admissions.

Ques. Which IIT will conduct JEE Advanced 2021?

Ans. IIT Kharagpur will conduct JEE Advanced 2021.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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