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JEE Main 2017 Paper Analysis - Live from the Exam Centre!

Written by: Dushyant on 10 Apr. 2017

Paper 1 of the online exam of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2017 was successfully conducted on April 2, 2017, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, at various centres across the country. The B.Arch/Planning online paper was also conducted from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

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JEE Main is the biggest Engineering exam in India and is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Aspirants appearing for JEE Main 2017 can seek admission in B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch/B.Planning courses offered by the prestigious IITs, NITs, CFTIs and various other engineering colleges.

Paper I difficulty level turned out to be ‘Easy to Moderate’. The exam pattern was stable and pretty similar to last year's paper. All the questions carried 4 marks each while 1 mark was deducted for incorrect responses. All the questions were framed from the JEE Main 2017 Syllabus prescribed by CBSE. However, students said that NCERT books were not enough for JEE preparation and they had to refer to other preparation books.

When asked why students opted for offline paper over the online paper scheduled to be held on April 8-9, 2017, these are some of the highlights and insights students gave:

  • The JEE Main online paper was conducted before the offline paper and they wanted to get done with it early.
  • Some said they did not want to take a chance online because online papers sometimes involve a lot of network and server related issues.
  • Few students said that they were more comfortable appearing for the offline paper.
  • The nature of the offline paper was very similar to how they actually prepared for JEE Main 2017.

JEE Main 2017 Paper I Exam Analysis:

Physics:

Most of the students coming out of the JEE Main 2017 exam centre said that the Physics section was 'Easy' with pretty straight forward questions. Some students said that the questions in the Physics paper were similar to the mock tests.  

Chemistry:

Like the Physics section, the difficulty level of the Chemistry section also turned out to be 'Easy to 'Moderate'. The paper was similar to last year and there were no major changes. Some of the students found questions from Organic Chemistry difficult. 

Mathematics:

The Mathematics paper was lengthy, said most students. The difficulty level was 'Moderate' but students said the calculations took a lot of time. The questions were straightforward but required time. 

JEE Main 2017 Exam Pattern:

JEE Main 2017 is an objective-type test. The total duration of the test is 3 hours (1 hour extra will be given to physically disabled applicants).

JEE Main 2017 consists of multiple-choice questions and each question has 4 responses. The candidates have to choose one appropriate response. Each correct answer is awarded 4 marks and every incorrect response is penalised with -1 mark. The candidate is required to use Blue or Black ballpoint pen for offline mode.

Brief of JEE Main 2017 Exam Pattern:

S. No.

JEE Main Exam Pattern

Specifications

1

JEE Main 2017 Conducting Body

CBSE

2

Mode of Exam

Online and Offline

3

Approximate number of candidates appearing for JEE Main exam

13 Lacs

4

Paper I

For B. Tech/B.E.

5

Paper II

For B.Arch/ B.Planning

6

Duration of the exam

3 hours

Choice of Medium

7

All Examination Centre

Hindi and English

8

Examination Centre Cities in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat and Daman and Diu

Hindi, English and Gujarati

9

Examination Centres in Maharashtra

Hindi, English and Urdu

JEE Main - Previous Year’s Cut-Offs:

S. No.

Category

2016

2015

2014

2013

1

General

100

105

115

113

2

OBC-NCL

70

70

74

70

3

SC

52

50

53

50

4

ST

48

44

47

45

Aspirants can check the cut-off trends in previous years JEE Main examination. These cut-off trends give a fair amount of idea about the JEE Main cut-off 2017. It is expected that there will be no major cut-off changes for JEE Main 2017.

Opening and Closing Ranks for various colleges in JEE Main 2016:

S. No.

Engineering Institution

Opening Rank

Closing Rank

1

AB Vajpayee IIIT and Management, Gwalior

3419

20927

2

Birla Institute of Technology, Patna

16775

28684

3

Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi

4818

13285

4

Dr. Bheem Rao Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar

4303

22540

5

Faculty of Engg, Haridwar

1170

36709

6

IIIT D&M, TN

1542

17503

7

IIIT, Allahabad

109

14757

8

IIIT, Amethi

4915

18857

9

Malaviya NIT, Jaipur

162

5081

10

Maulana Azad NIT, Bhopal

1152

8839

11

Motilal Nehru NIT, Allahabad

1105

8072

12

NIT, Agartala

4080

25737

13

NIT, Calicut

470

17731

14

NIT, Delhi

707

13423

15

NIT, Durgapur

7376

21206

16

NIT, Goa

2574

18383

17

NIT, Hamirpur

5200

12743

18

NIT, Jamshedpur

3318

13041

19

NIT, Kurukshetra

874

8916

20

NIT, Manipur

10577

38742

21

NIT, Meghalaya

12185

34830

22

NIT, Mizoram

8929

34658

23

NIT, Nagaland

12466

40511

24

NIT, Patna

6861

18903

25

NIT, Puducherry

5377

22276

26

NIT, Raipur

7280

17664

27

NIT, Rourkela

1005

6091

28

NIT, Sikkim

9446

31946

29

NIT, Silchar

2797

15557

30

NIT, Srinagar

3411

29643

31

NIT, Surathkal

11

4468

32

NIT, Tiruchirappalli

1056

15416

33

NIT, Uttarakhand

5535

19466

34

NIT, Warangal

33

2100

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