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JEE Main 2023 Session 1: Day 1 Paper 1 Afternoon Exam Analysis

Education NewsJEE Main 2023 Session 1: Day 1 Paper 1 Afternoon Exam Analysis

BE/B. Paper-I of JEE (Main) 2023 for Tech aspirants was held on 24 January 2023. The reporting time for students was 1:30 PM but the exam started at 3:00 PM. There were total 90 questions and total marks of JEE Main Paper-1 was 300. 5 out of 10 questions were to be attempted from numerical based section in each subject. The questions cover almost all the chapters of Class XI and XII CBSE Board.

Students were not allowed to carry anything except transparent ball point pen, admit card and Aadhaar card inside the examination hall. All guidelines issued earlier by NTA were followed for the safety of examinees.

The paper had three parts and each part had two sections.

Part I- Physics had a total of 30 questions – Sec-I had 20 multiple choice questions with single correct answers and Sec-II had 10 numerical based questions out of which only 5 were to be attempted. The marking scheme for multiple choice questions was +4 for a correct answer, -1 for an incorrect answer, and 0 if not attempted. Marking scheme for number based questions was +4 for correct answer, -1 for wrong answer and 0 in all other cases. The total marks for this section were 100.

Part II- Chemistry had a total of 30 questions – Sec-I had 20 multiple choice questions with single correct answers and Sec-II had 10 numerical based questions of which only 5 were to be attempted. The marking scheme for multiple choice questions was +4 for a correct answer, -1 for an incorrect answer, and 0 if not attempted. Marking scheme for number based questions was +4 for correct answer, -1 for wrong answer and 0 in all other cases. The total marks for this section were 100.

Part III- Mathematics had a total of 30 questions – Sec-I had 20 multiple choice questions with single correct answers and Sec-II had 10 numerical based questions out of which only 5 were to be attempted. The marking scheme for multiple choice questions was +4 for a correct answer, -1 for an incorrect answer, and 0 if not attempted. Marking scheme for number based questions was +4 for correct answer, -1 for wrong answer and 0 in all other cases. The total marks for this section were 100.

Difficulty level as per student feedback on 24 January 2023 (afternoon session).

Mathematics – Moderate. Algebra chapters were given weightage – such as permutations and combinations, progression and series, statistics, complex numbers, binomials, matrices, determinants, vectors and 3D geometry. Questions asked on straight lines and circles in coordinate geometry. In Calculus – Differential Equations, Definite Integrals and Functions. A few number-based questions require lengthy calculations. According to the students, this section was also difficult.

Physics – Easy level. Questions were asked from almost all chapters with some good questions from Work, Power and Energy, Wave Optics, Electrostatics, EM Waves, Modern Physics, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Magnetism, Kinetics, Heat and Thermodynamics. Numerical based questions were easy. It was a balanced section.

Chemistry – Easy to moderate level. Inorganic chemistry was given less weightage than organic and physical chemistry. In Physical Chemistry, questions were asked about Chemical Kinetics, Ionic Equilibrium, and Atomic Structure. Organic Chemistry had questions from Amines, Aldehyde and Ketones and General Organic Chemistry. Inorganic chemistry was difficult but from NCERT. Overall, this section was moderately easy.

In order of difficulty – Mathematics was moderate, Chemistry was easy to moderate, and Physics was rated easy in three subjects. According to the students, overall this paper was of medium level.

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