JEE Main 2016 Offline Examination Paper 1 Analysis

About 12 lakh students appeared for Paper - 1 and Paper - 2 of JEE Main 2016 examination. The pen and paper based exam, was conducted on April 3rd at over 2000 centres across India and abroad.


Aspirants had the choice to appear in any one of the two types of papers or both.

Moderate Paper

The paper set from CBSE syllabus of Class XI and XII is balanced. Many of the questions is conceptual with some needing analytical skills. Of the total questions, about 27 questions are easy, 48 questions are of moderate difficulty and 15 questions are of relatively higher difficulty.

JEE Main 2016 Paper Pattern:

  • The Question Paper - I for B.E. / B.Tech courses in 2016 is similar to pattern of 2011 to 2015.
  • Objective type paper has multiple choice questions with one out of four correct with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

There are 30 questions each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with four marks for right answer and for each in-correct response, one-fourth of the total marks allotted to the question would be deducted from the total score.

JEE Main 2016 Offline Examination Paper 1 Analysis

According to the FIITJEE, Director, RL Trikha, the paper was moderate with some sections easy and some tricky. "As in 2015, few questions in Physics are tricky and challenging but compared to last year this section is shade tough. Further Q. 84 (Set F) has two answers. One or two questions in Chemistry are tricky prima-facie. Compared to last year it is difficult. Q 17 (Ser F) appears to have no matching answer in choices given. Mathematics compared to last year is shade tough with few questions lengthy."

Lengthy Paper:

Mohit Sharma, a student found Mathematics paper lengthy. "Mathematics paper was good but lengthy. Chemistry paper was pretty memory-based. I found only one question a little difficult," he said.

Aakash Educational Services, Aakash Chaudhry, said, "In all the three subjects, five to six questions were framed quite differently. Few of them were also ambiguous. In Physics, there were two questions which had more than one correct answer, leaving students in a dilemma whether to leave it or attempt it. In addition, two questions were confusing and anyone who tried attempting them might have wasted fair amount of time."

Selection Procedure:

Selection of candidates to admission in NIT's / IIIT's / DTU / CFTI's and other allied institutes will be based on overall merit list comprising of 60% of JEE Main marks and 40 per cent of normalised Board marks.

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