Expected JEE Main 2019 Difficult Level

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JEE Main 2019 entrance examination would be conducted by NTA for those candidates who want to get admission in engineering courses. So, before registering to the examination, students are advisable to check its difficulty level. Because knowing difficulty level help students to identify what type of questions asked in the paper, marks distribution, and questions which are asked frequently in the paper etc.

JEE Main examination is comprised of 140 questions which will be asked from the subjects namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Difficulty levels of all the subjects are different. In general, if talking about the subject-wise analysis of exam difficulty level, Physics and Chemistry sections are found to be easy and Mathematics section found tricky one.

Following are the some points that students need to take care before appearing for the exam:

  • There were also problem solving questions in the paper which made it lengthy and time consuming.
  • Questions in the JEE Main exam were asked from the XII syllabus. So, candidates should focus mostly on the class XII syllabus
  • Questions must solve very carefully, because for every wrong answer marks will be deducted.

So, in this article, following is the detailed explanation of JEE Main difficulty level of previous years with the help of which applicants can easily analyze expected difficulty level of JEE Main 2019.

JEE Main 2019 Difficulty Level

  • Physics: Tough
  • Chemistry: Moderate
  • Mathematics: Lengthy

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JEE Main – Previous Years (2015-2018) Difficulty comparison table

For identifying the Expected JEE Main 2019 difficulty level, students have to go through the previous year difficulty levels of JEE Main from the year 2015-2018. The difficulty level is categorized into three categories i.e. Easy, Moderate and Difficult.

The subject-wise comparison of difficulty level of previous year JEE Main is as follows:

Subjects 2015 2016 2017 2018
Physics Difficult Difficult Moderate Moderate
Chemistry Moderate Moderate Difficult Easy  
Mathematics Easy Easy   Moderate   Difficult

So, after analyzing previous year difficult levels from the above table, students can get an idea related to the expected difficulty level of JEE Main 2019. Physics difficulty level of JEE Main 2019 will be moderate to difficult, Chemistry difficulty level will be difficult and Mathematics will be of moderate difficulty level.

JEE Main – Subject wise difficulty level according to each year (2015-2018)

Following is the detailed explanation of each year subject-wise difficulty level:


In the year 2015, the section was simply easy. Questions were asked of different difficulty level. 13 questions were easy, 10 were of moderate difficulty level and rest of the 7 were quite difficult.

In the year 2016, this was the toughest section amongst the three sections. Mostly questions were numerical based and time consuming. So, as a result students cannot complete this section on time

In the year 2017, this section was the simplest one. There were 17 questions asked from the class XII syllabus and 14 from class XI syllabus.

In the year 2018, some of the question from important topics likes Mechanical waves and sound and uniform circular motion were completely missing. The paper was simpler than last year.

Section Difficulty Level Questions Difficulty Level (Each Year)
2015 2016 2017 2018
Physics   Easy 13 8 8 11
Moderate 10 17 17 17
Difficult 7 5 5 2
Total 30 30 30 30


In the year 2015, Chemistry section is comprised of a total number of 30 questions. 15 questions were easy, 9 were of moderate difficulty level and rest of the 6 questions was difficult.

In the year 2016, Chemistry was easy section to solve. All the questions were fact-based. It’s not very time consuming section and students can score good marks.

In the year 2017, this section was relatively tougher than the last year. Questions from the organic chemistry were lesser than expected.

In the year 2018, this was the simplest section among all the three sections. The questions in the paper asked from all the topics mentioned in the syllabus. As compare to the last year, the paper was more conceptual.

Section Difficulty Level Questions Difficulty Level (Each Year)
2015 2016 2017 2018
Chemistry   Easy 15 13 8 11
Moderate 9 12 17 17
Difficult 6 5 5 2
Total 30 30 30 30


In the year 2015, this section was moderate to easy difficulty level. 5 questions were of highest difficulty level.

In the year 2016, the Mathematics section has a good mix of questions. So, it was not a tough or difficult section to solve.

In the year 2017, this section was simpler than the last year. It is comprised of some lengthy questions and single concept questions.

In the year 2018, Mathematics section was having mostly lengthy questions. So, chances of making mistake increases. 7 questions were of high difficulty level.

Section Difficulty Level Questions Difficulty Level (Each Year)
2015 2016 2017 2018
Mathematics Easy 12 11 7 17
Moderate 14 16 16 10
Difficult 5 3 7 3
Total 30 30 30 30


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