Detailed analysis of JEE Main question paper of last 4 years

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JEE Main 2019 has already started. This is the time when you need to see last year question papers to know the trend of JEE Main. As per aspirants, JEE Main Paper 2 conducted on January 8, 2018 was a moderately difficult exam. There were direct questions from last year paper as well. So, you must have detailed analysis of last year papers.

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It is important to practice previous year papers to score well in the upcoming exam. Though the mode of examination has changed, JEE Main syllabus is same as previous years.

Pro tip: You must try to solve the question paper and then match it with JEE Main answer key to know your score. This way, the detailed paper analysis will prove to be beneficial. Once you have the result in your hand, you must focus on your weak areas.

JEE Main 2018 Detailed Paper Analysis


All the National Institutes of Technology along with many other known engineering institutes consider JEE Main and 12th standard’s score for graduate admissions. However from 2017 , NIT’s will only be considering JEE Main score for admissions and candidates will have to secure minimum 75% in 12th standard to be eligible for admissions into NIT’s and IIT’s. You must be in the top 20 percentile score of class 12 to be eligible for JEE Main

JEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE Main exam pattern has not changed for the last five years. Subjects being asked in the paper are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and the questions are based on the syllabus of class 11th and 12th. It is a 3-hour long paper and there are 30 questions from each subject. Every correct answer fetches you 4 marks whereas for every wrong answer there is a negative marking of 1 marks. Let us see detailed analysis of each subject for past 4 years.

Subject Wise Detailed Analysis

A – Physics

Topic-wise allocation of number of Questions.

 

UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTION
2018 2017 2016 2015
Electrodynamics 8 6 10 6
Capacitance 2 1 1
Current Electricity 3 1 2 1
Electromagnetic Field 1 2 4 2
Electromagnetic Induction 1 2 1
Electrostatics 1 1 2 1
Heat & Thermodynamics 4 3 3 3
Calorimetry & Thermal Expansion 2 1
KTG & Thermodynamics 2 3 3 2
Mechanics 8 7 8 11
Elasticity & Viscosity 1 1
Fluid Mechanics 1
Gravitation 1 1 1 1
Projectile Motion 1
Rectilinear Motion & Vectors 1 1
Rigid Body Dynamics 2 2 1 2
Surface Tension 1
Error Measurement 2 1 2
Friction 1 1
Centre of Mass 2
Work, Power & Energy 2 2 1
Properties of Matter 2
Modern Physics 5 8 1 5
Modern Physics 3 2 1 2
Nuclear Physics 1
Electromagnetic waves and Communication 2 2
Semiconductors 1 4 1
Optics 2 3 3 3
Geometrical Optics & Physical Optics 1 2 1 2
Wave Optics 1 1 2 1
SHM & Waves 3 3 2 2
Principle of Communication 1 1
SHM 1 1 1
String Waves 1
Sound Waves 1 1 1 1
Grand Total 30 30 30 30

B – Chemistry

Topic-wise allocation of number of Questions.

UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTION
2018 2017 2016 2015
Inorganic Chemistry-1 5 6 7 5
Chemical Bonding 2               2 2 2
Periodic Table & Periodicity in Properties 1 1 1
Hydrogen & Its Compound 1
P-Block 1 3 1
Reactions Mechanics 2
S-Block 2 1 1
Inorganic Chemistry-II 2 6 4 3
Coordination Compounds 1 2
D Block & F Block elements 2 1 2
Metallurgy 1 1
Transition Elements 1 1
Qualitative Analysis 1 1 1
Organic Chemistry-I 1 2 9 1
General Organic Chemistry-I 1 2 1
Organic Chemistry-II 10 8 7
Alkyl Hallide, Alcohol & Ether (Reaction Mechanism) 4 3 2
Aromatic Compounds 1 1 1
Hydrocarbons 1
Biomolecules 1 1
IUPAC & Isomerisms 2
Carbohydrates, Amino Acids and Polymers 1 1 1 3
Carbonyl Compounds 1
Environmental chemistry 1 1
Practical Organic Chemistry 2 3 1
Grignard Reagent, Reduction, Oxidation & Hydrolysis 1 1
Physical Chemistry-1 7 4 4 7
Chemical Equilibrium 1 1
Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry 1 1 1 1
Ionic Equilibrium 1 1
Gaseous State 1 1
Mole Concept 3 1 2
Equivalent concept & Titration 1
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry 2 1 1 1
Physical Chemistry-II 5 4 6 7
Chemical Kinetics 1 1 1 1
Electrochemistry 1 1 4
Solid State 1 1 1
Solution & Colligative Properties 1 1 1 1
Surface Chemistry 1 2 2
Grand Total 30 30 30 30

C – Mathematics

Topic-wise allocation of Number of Questions.

UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTION
2018 2017 2016 2015
Binomial Theorem 1 1 2 1
Binomial Theorem 1 1 2 1
Complex Numbers 1 1 1 1
Complex Numbers 1 1 1 1
Height and Distance 1 1
Height and Distance 1 1
Mathematical Reasoning 1 1 1 1
Mathematical Reasoning 1 1 1 1
Matrices & Determinants 2 2 2 2
Matrices & Determinants 2 2 2 2
Differential Calculus 6 5 3 5
Application of Derivatives 2 1 1 2
Functions 2 1 1
Limit, Continuity & Differentiability 1 1 1 1
Tangent & Normal 1 1 1
Methods of Differentiation 1 1
Integral Calculus 4 4 7 4
Area Under Curve 1 1 1 1
Definite Integration 1 1 1 1
Differential Equation 1 1 1 1
Indefinite Integration 1 1 2 1
Coordinate Geometry (2-D) 4 5 4 5
Eclipse 1 1 1
Hyperbola 1 1
Parabola, Circles 1 3 1 2
Straight Lines 1 1 2 2
Permutation & Combination 1 1 1
Permutation & Combination 1 1 1
Probability 1 1 1 1
Probability 1 1 1 1
Quadratic Equation 1 1 1 2
Quadratic Equation 1 1 1 2
Sequence & Series 1 2 2 2
Sequence & Series 1 2 2 2
Trigonometry 1 2 1 2
Trigonometry 1 2 1 2
3-D and Vectors 3 2 2 4
Co-ordinate Geometry (3-D) 2 2 2 2
Statistics 1
Vector 1 1 1
GRAND TOTAL 30 30 30 30

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