On May 21st, 2017 the JEE Advanced 2017 exams has been conducted. The exam was taken up by 2,20,000 students. The JEE advanced is the second stage of the IIT JEE exams. Those students who qualified the JEE mains exams were called to take up the JEE advanced exams. This year the IIT Madras was the exam conducting body.
The paper 1 was held between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The JEE paper 2 was conducted between 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Many students reported that the paper 2 was difficult than the paper 1. There were three types of questions in both the papers namely multiple choice questions, matchmaking questions and integer type questions.There was scheme of negative marking for multiple choice questions and match-making questions whereas no marks deducted for the integer type questions. The board has introduced scheme of partial marking for match-making questions. This is expected to increase the cutoff bar of the exams.
The question pattern in the year 2017 for the exam has been somewhat similar to the question pattern of the year 2016. Like previous year question paper this year question paper also contained three subjects - physics chemistry and mathematics.However there was little difference of marks between the question papers of two years. This year the grandtotal marks of both the papers were 366, 183 marks for each paper. Whereas previous year each paper contained186 marks.
Here we are giving below the analysis of both papers-
The maximum marks of paper 1 was 183 marks. There were three sectionsin this paper namely, Physics,Chemistry and Mathematics. The total number of questions in paper 1 was 54. Each subject contained 18 questions. The maximum marks for each subject was 61.Further each subject has been divided into three sections and each section contained different number of questions and marks.
Section wise analysis of Paper -1
This section contained 7 questions of maximum 28 marks. It was a match-making type of questions. Each question was of 4 marks and for every incorrect response 2 marks has been deducted. For no answer no marks has been deducted.
In this section there were 5 questions of total 15 marks. Each question contained 3 marks. There was no scheme of negative marking in this section. It means no marks deducted for an incorrect response.
This section contained 6 questions of 18 marks. Each question carried 3 marks. It has matching type of questions in which students were required to select one option out of the four options. No marks were deducted for no response whereas 1 mark was deducted for an incorrect response.
Subject wise analysis of Paper 1
Many students reported that this year question paper of Physics was relatively easier than the previous year question paper. The questions were conceptual and tricky.There were no cumbersome questions which required long and tedious calculations. One question was asked directly from the NCERT book. 50% questions were asked from the NCERT books of class 11thand another 50% questions from the NCERT class 12thbooks. Overall students have sufficient time to solve the questions.
Many students said that this year mathematics question paper of paper 1 was easier.Those students who have acquired a good conceptual clarity over topics must have found it easier to solve. In this year exams the board has introduced Matrix match with column type of questions. Many students have left this question untouched. Those students who have tried to solve these questions must have found it easier to solve. It is expected that the score of students in mathematics subject of paper 1 will go up.
The question paper of Chemistry was found to be tougher as compared to the question papers of Physics and Mathematics. Some questions were of moderate difficulty while some questions were tough. There were some questions which were beyond the ambit of NCERT syllabus. For example question related to Wave function of orbit was beyond NCERT syllabus. Overall more weightage was given to organic chemistry and physical chemistry as compared to the inorganic chemistry.
Section wise analysis of Paper 2
The total marks of paper 2 was 183 marks. It had total number of 54 questions. There were three sections in this question paper namely, physics, chemistry and mathematics. Further each subject has been divided into 3 sections.
In this section of paper 2 there were total number of 7 questions of 21 marks. Each question contained 3 marks. There were 4 options for each question. For every correct answers 3 marks was given and for every incorrect response 1 mark was deducted. No mark was deducted if student did not attempted the question.
In this section of paper 2 there were total number of 7 questions of maximum 28 marks. There were four options for each question. For every correct answer 4 mark would be given and for every incorrect response 2marks would be deducted. no marks was deducted if a student made no attempt for the question.
In this section of question paper 2 there were two paragraphs to be answered by students. Each paragraph contained 22 questions. The overall marks of this section was 12. It was a multiple option type of question. A student was required to select one correct answer out of 4 answers. There was no scheme of negative marking in this section. For every correct answer 3 marks was given.
Subject wise analysis of Paper 2
The question paper of Physics of paper 2 can be described as the paper of moderate difficulty. But this year question paper of Physics of paper 2 was easier than the previous year question paper. Students who have prepared for the exam with conceptual clarity must have found this paper easier to solve.
The question paper in mathematics of paper 2 was found to be easier than previous year question paper. The overall questions were of moderate difficulty, with some questionsof higher difficulty level. But those students who have done preparation for mathematics with basics in their hand must have found the paper not much difficult.
The question paper of Chemistry of paper 2 were found to be little difficult. Overall the chemistry question paper was easier than the previous year question paper. Those students who have read and memorized the formula and concepts in chemistry must have done well in this paper.