JEE Main 2017 paper was similar in pattern to JEE Main 2016, Overall the paper was simpler compared to last year. Mathematics appeared to be relatively tougher. However, to score well in this paper a student should have done Physics and Chemistry quickly and the time saved here could have been used for Mathematics. There were 30 questions in each subject.
Each section of the paper was of 120 marks, which means a total of 360 marks.
Physics was relatively simpler than last year. There were 17 questions from class XII syllabus and 13 from class XI syllabus. Most of the questions were from topics generally covered for the JEE preparation. Some important topics like Mechanical Waves and Sound and Uniform Circular Motion were completely missing. Most of the questions involved easy calculations.
Chemistry was simplest of all the three subjects. There were 18 questions from class XII syllabus and 12 from class XI syllabus. The paper was balanced covering all the topics. The paper was more conceptual compared to last year
Mathematics was tougher than last year with mostly lengthy questions, thus, increasing the chances of making mistakes. There were 18 questions from class XII syllabus and 12 from class XI syllabus. There were 3 questions from probability which was quite high.
The level of difficulty of the paper was as follows:
Difficulty |
Easy |
Moderate |
Difficult |
Physics |
11 |
17 |
2 |
Chemistry |
18 |
9 |
3 |
Mathematics |
7 |
16 |
7 |
Total |
36 |
42 |
12 |
Topic |
2009 |
2010 |
2011 |
2012 |
2013 |
2014 |
2015 |
2016 |
2017 |
Units, Dimensions, Errors, Experiments |
1 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
1 |
2 |
1 |
2 |
1 |
Kinematics |
2 |
3 |
2 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
0 |
1 |
New ton's Laws and Friction |
0 |
1 |
0 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
0 |
1 |
Work, Power & Energy |
1 |
1 |
0 |
1 |
0 |
1 |
0 |
2 |
1 |
System of Particles |
1 |
2 |
0 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
1 |
0 |
Gravitation, Rotational Mechanics |
1 |
1 |
4 |
1 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
3 |
Properties of Matter |
1 |
1 |
2 |
2 |
1 |
4 |
1 |
0 |
1 |
SHM, Oscillations |
1 |
0 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Mechanical Waves and Sound |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
0 |
Ray Optics, Wave Optics |
3 |
3 |
4 |
3 |
4 |
3 |
3 |
3 |
3 |
Heat and Thermodynamics |
5 |
1 |
4 |
3 |
3 |
2 |
3 |
3 |
4 |
Electrostatics |
3 |
4 |
2 |
2 |
3 |
2 |
3 |
2 |
2 |
Current Electricity |
1 |
1 |
3 |
2 |
3 |
1 |
2 |
2 |
4 |
Magnetism, Magnetic effects of current |
2 |
1 |
1 |
3 |
2 |
2 |
3 |
2 |
1 |
EMI , AC and EM waves and Communication |
1 |
3 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
3 |
4 |
3 |
2 |
Modern Physics |
5 |
6 |
3 |
4 |
4 |
3 |
2 |
5 |
5 |
Total |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
Topic |
2009 |
2010 |
2011 |
2012 |
2013 |
2014 |
2015 |
2016 |
2017 |
Atomic Structure and Classification |
3 |
3 |
3 |
2 |
3 |
2 |
2 |
1 |
2 |
Chemical Bonding |
1 |
0 |
3 |
2 |
4 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Stoichiometry |
0 |
0 |
1 |
1 |
3 |
0 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
States of Matter |
1 |
3 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
3 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Chemical & Ionic Equilibrium |
1 |
4 |
1 |
2 |
1 |
0 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Chemical Kinetics & Nuclear Chemistry |
1 |
2 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Chemical Thermodynamics |
2 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
Solutions |
2 |
2 |
2 |
1 |
0 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Electrochemistry |
1 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
3 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
General Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-I |
5 |
6 |
2 |
5 |
4 |
3 |
3 |
6 |
3 |
Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-II |
2 |
1 |
2 |
3 |
1 |
3 |
2 |
0 |
4 |
Organic Chemistry + Functional Group-III |
1 |
1 |
2 |
1 |
2 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
Chemistry of Representative Elements |
3 |
0 |
2 |
3 |
2 |
5 |
7 |
6 |
4 |
Transition Elements |
2 |
0 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
1 |
3 |
2 |
1 |
Coordination Compounds & Organometallics |
2 |
2 |
4 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
1 |
Surface Chemistry |
1 |
0 |
0 |
1 |
1 |
0 |
0 |
1 |
1 |
Biomolecules |
2 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
3 |
3 |
2 |
Total |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
Topic |
2009 |
2010 |
2011 |
2012 |
2013 |
2014 |
2015 |
2016 |
2017 |
Sets, Relations and Functions |
2 |
2 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Limits, Continuity & Differentiability |
1 |
2 |
3 |
1 |
2 |
1 |
3 |
2 |
2 |
Application of Derivatives |
3 |
3 |
2 |
2 |
3 |
2 |
1 |
2 |
2 |
Indefinite and Definite Integrals & Area under the Curve |
2 |
2 |
2 |
3 |
3 |
3 |
3 |
3 |
3 |
Cartesian coordinates & Straight Line |
1 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
Circles |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
1 |
Conics |
3 |
1 |
1 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
Quadratic Equations, Inequalities, Progressions |
3 |
1 |
1 |
3 |
3 |
4 |
3 |
3 |
3 |
Complex Numbers |
1 |
2 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Binomial Theorem, Exponential & Logarithmic Series |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Permutation & Combination |
1 |
2 |
1 |
2 |
1 |
0 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Probability |
2 |
2 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
3 |
Vectors |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
3-D Coordinate Geometry |
1 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
Differential Equations & Properties of Triangles |
1 |
1 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Trigonometry and Inverse Circular Function |
1 |
2 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Heights and Distances |
0 |
0 |
0 |
0 |
0 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Matrices & Determinants |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
2 |
Mathematical Logic |
1 |
0 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
Statics & Dynamics |
0 |
0 |
0 |
0 |
0 |
0 |
0 |
0 |
0 |
Statistics |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
1 |
0 |
Total |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
30 |
The cut off for Common Merit list is expected to lie between 100 to 105.
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