More than 2 lakh candidates appeared for JEE Advanced 2017 on 21 May at various test centres across the nation. This year, the cut-off to qualify for JEE Advanced was 81 for general students, 49 for OBC, 31 for SC and 27 for ST students. The JEE Advanced Paper I was held from 9 AM to 12 Noon while Paper II was held from 2 PM to 5 PM.
Paper 1 Analysis
The difficulty level of Paper 1 was between easy and moderate. Compared to last year, the paper was slightly easier.
In total there were 18 questions per subject. It covered multiple answer correct type questions, Integer type questions, as well as the newly introduced three-column matrix match. There was negative marking in two sections; however there were no negative marking in Integer type questions.
The paper was relatively easier than that of previous year. However ambiguity in one question was observed, while most of the questions were found to be easy or moderate level. The Paper did not contain questions of lengthy calculations.
Chemistry was a blend of some easy problems and few relatively difficult ones. Many questions were from NCERT syllabus but few questions were asked beyond NCERT syllabus. Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry portion were given a little bit more weightage than Inorganic Chemistry.
In mathematics, the level of the paper was easy to moderate. In comparison to the practice of previous years, the questions required only basic understanding. No question involving critical thinking was there.
Paper 2 Analysis
Paper 2 was relatively easy. Compared to last year, the paper was slightly easier. It was also easier than Paper 1. The paper contained a mix of single choice, multiple correct choice and passage type single choice question. Single choice questions awarded students three marks for the correct answer and deducted 1 mark for the incorrect one. Multiple correct choice questions carried four marks each, one mark would be given to partially correct answers and two marks would be deducted for incorrect answers. Passage type single carried three marks each, with no negative marks.
The paper was worth total of 183 marks. 21 single choice questions constituted 63 marks, 21 multiple correct choice questions constituted 84 marks, and 12 passage type single choice questions made up 36 marks.
Physics was considered to be moderate in difficult. Compared to last year though, it was relatively easier. A majority of the questions were conceptual and needed students to be strong with basics.
Chemistry was considered to relatively easy, in comparison to last year. Questions from this subject were a mix of conceptual and formula-based.
Mathematics was moderately difficult. Compared to last year though, it was comparatively easier. A majority of the questions in this subject were concept-based, while the rest required the use of facts and formulas.