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JEE Main Exam 2023 Analysis: Day 2, Paper I Concluded, Moderate to Easy Paper

Education NewsJEE Main Exam 2023 Analysis: Day 2, Paper I Concluded, Moderate to Easy Paper

The National Testing Agency, NTA has concluded the JEE Main Exam 2023 Day 2 Paper I on 25 January 2023 at 12 noon. B.Tech/BE Paper I for the afternoon session was moderate to easy for Physics and Chemistry and the Maths section was difficult, according to the students appearing for the exam.

The reporting time for students was 7.20 am and the exam started at 9 am. Students were not allowed to carry anything except transparent ball point pen, admit card and Aadhaar card inside the examination hall. Clear water bottles were allowed. All guidelines issued earlier by NTA were followed for the safety of examinees.

JEE Main Exam: Paper Pattern

There were 90 questions and total marks of JEE Main Paper I was 300. The paper had two sections and each section had three 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 questions out of which only 5 were to be attempted. Marking scheme for multiple choice questions was +4 for correct answer, -1 for wrong answer, 0 if not attempted. Marking scheme for number based questions was +4 for correct 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. Marking scheme for multiple choice questions was +4 for correct answer, -1 for wrong answer, 0 if not attempted. Marking scheme for numerical 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. Marking scheme for multiple choice questions was +4 for correct answer, -1 for wrong answer, 0 if not attempted. Marking scheme for numerical 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.

JEE Main Exam: Difficulty Level

Difficulty level as per student feedback on 25 January 2023 (Foreign Session).

Mathematics – Moderately hard surface. Questions were asked from all chapters with emphasis on Algebra and Calculus chapters. Questions asked from Matrices, Determinants, 3D Geometry, Vectors, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Binomial Theorem, Complex Numbers, Differentiation, Definite Integrals, Curves, Hyperbola and Circle. Numerical section had long calculations. Some questions in the MCQs were reported as difficult and long.

Physics – Easy. Questions were asked from Laws of Motion, Rotational Motion, Carnot Engine, Work, Power and Energy, Simple Harmonic Motion, Ray Optics, Capacitance, Magnetism, Semiconductors, Communication Systems, Modern Physics, Center of Mass, Electrostatics. Numerical based questions were easy. Overall, students found this section to be balanced and easy.

Chemistry – Easy to moderate level. Organic and inorganic chemistry questions were directly from NCERT books. Physical chemistry was given less weightage that too in numerical section. In Physical Chemistry questions were asked from Electrochemistry, Ionic Equilibrium, Solutions, Ores & Metallurgy and Atomic Structure. Organic Chemistry had questions from Aldehydes and Ketones, Amines, Carboxylic Acids, Phenols and General Organic Chemistry. Inorganic had questions from Coordination Compounds, Chemistry in Daily Life, Group-18. Some questions from organic chemistry were reported as slightly difficult.

In order of difficulty – Mathematics was moderately hard, Chemistry was moderately easy, while Physics was easy. According to the students, overall this paper was of medium level.

(The author is Ramesh Butlish Head, FIITJEE Noida. The views expressed here are personal.)

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