The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2014 for admission into the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs) and ISM Dhanbad was held on 25 May, 2014. Only the top 1,50,000 candidates, based on their scores in JEE (Main) 2014, were eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2014.

JEE Advanced Paper I was held from 9 AM to 12 noon and Paper II was held from 2 PM to 5 PM. Each paper had separate sections in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The Results will be declared on 19 June, 2014.

About 26,000 or 17% candidates who had qualified to appear for JEE Advanced 2014 have opted out of registering for the test. Last year around 24,000 candidates had opted out of appearing for JEE Advanced even after qualifying for it. The exam was held in 99 centres across the country.

Exam Analysis

JEE Advanced 2014 had average to difficult level of questions with Chemistry being tougher and the remaining two subjects easier compared to last year.  The number of questions and maximum marks of the paper remained the same as in 2013. Almost all questions required comprehensive thinking for answer and there was no negative marking for Paper 1 while there was a penalty of 1 mark for each wrong question in Paper 2.

Both Paper I and Paper II carried 60 questions each - 20 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each question carried 3 marks. Thus, the total marks for each paper was 180. The total marks for both paper combined was 360.

The question paper comprised of two types of questions:

  1. 10 questions multiple choice with 1 or more than 1 correct
  2. 10 questions numerical based with single digit integer from 0-9 as answer

Paper 1 Analysis

In the first Paper, Chemistry was one of the most difficult amon the papers conducted in last 10 years. In case of Mathematics, the question paper involved many conceptual questions without any errors. The paper had approximately 50% questions from calculus, 30% from algebra and 20% from coordinate geometry. 

Paper 2 Analysis

There were 3 passages each having 2 questions of multi-choice single correct. There were 4 metric match type questions similar to 2013 with 1 of the 4 choices as correct answer for the match. All questions are of 3 marks for correct answer with negative marking of 1 mark for wrong answer.

This year, there were 10 questions with multiple choice with single correct and was comparatively easy as last year there were 8 questions MCQ with 1 or more than 1 correct.

What Next?

The official answer key will be published on 1 June and the final results will be announced on 19 June, 2014. Online Registration for JEE Advanced 2014 Counseling will begin on 20 June 20 and continue till 24 June. First Round of Seat allotment will be released on 1 July followed by 2nd and 3rd round of seat allotment.