Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced (JEE-Advanced) is the top entrance examination held in India, for Engineering UnderGraduate admissions to the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), National Institute of Technology (NITs) and other leading technological institutes.
The JEE-Advanced Score is also used by some international institutes like the National University of Singapore and the University of Cambridge, to assess and admit Indian applicants. JEE-Advanced is organized by one of the seven old IITs, under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB).
The genesis of JEE-A can be traced back to the Indian Institutes of Technology–Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), the Entrance exam conducted by the IITs, for admission to IITs. In 2002, the All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE) was introduced, to screen and admit students to Institutions of national importance like the National Institute of Technology (NITs) – earlier called Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs).
In the year 2012, with mounting concerns on the plethora of Entrance exams that aspiring students had to take and the associated stress and logistical difficulties they had to cope with, AIEEE was changed to JEE-Main and IIT-JEE became IIT-Advanced, with both exams being conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). JEE-Main thus became a screening exam for JEE-Advanced.
With this necessary background, let us look at the Analysis of JEE Advanced and how it can help students prepare in their quest to succeed in these very competitive exams.
Joint Entrance Examinations – Advanced 2020 ( also referred to as JEE-Advanced 2020):
Joint Entrance Examinations – Advanced 2020, was organized by IIT-Delhi. It was conducted in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic following strict health protocols, for the safety of candidates.
Schedule: Joint Entrance Examinations – Advanced 2020 was held in two slots:
|Paper-1||9 am – 12 noon|
|Paper-2||2.30 – 5.30 pm|
According to IIT-Delhi (the organizing IIT),
- 1,51,311 candidates took Paper-1
- 1,50,900 candidates took Paper-2
- Was conducted across 222 cities and over 1000 Exam Centers
Analysis of Joint Entrance Examinations-Advanced (JEE-Advanced) 2020:
Paper 1 Analysis: Feedback from candidates who appeared in the exam was mixed. According to them, a majority of them felt that,
- Physics paper was tough with some questions needing lengthy calculations
- The mathematics paper was moderate, few questions were tricky and needed time to decipher
- Chemistry paper was considered relatively easier, as questions were largely based on NCERT prescribed books
- Paper-1 comprised of 3 subjects – Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
- 54 Questions
- 18 questions in each subject
- 6 Single choice questions
- 6 multiple correct answers
- 6 Numerical or Integer
Paper-2 Analysis: The following points emerge based on the feedback from candidates who appeared for Paper-2,
- Paper-2 was tougher and lengthy, compared to Paper-1
- Physics questions were generally conceptual in nature, and those based on mixed concepts took a long time to answer. These questions were from Electromagnetic Induction, Current Electricity, Rotational Motion, Heat, Thermodynamics, Fluids and Optics, chapters.
- Mathematics questions were largely from Calculus and Algebra chapters and covered: Limits, Functions, Differentiability, Continuity, Application of Derivatives, Differential Equations, topics. Coordinate Geometry questions were from the Hyperbola section. Algebra questions were from Complex Numbers, Permutation & Combinations and Matrices, chapters. The probability chapter had a question that required lengthy calculations.
- Chemistry questions covered all chapters, and most of the questions were from Organic Chemistry. Physical Chemistry questions were from Atomic Structure, Ionic Equilibrium, Solutions and Chemical Kinetics, chapters. Overall chemistry questions can be rated in difficulty level as easy to moderate.
- Paper-2 had three subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
- Total Marks: 198
- Duration: 3 hrs
- 54 Questions
- Each subject had 3 sections; Section-1: 18 marks; Section-2: 24 marks; Section-3: 24 marks
- Section-1 had 6 questions.
- The answer to each question was a single-digit number from 0 to 9
- Marks scheme for Section-1:
- 3 (Full marks); If the correct number value was entered
- 0 (Zero Marks); If no options were chosen
- Minus1 (Negative Marks); For all other cases
- Section-2 had 6 questions, each question providing four answer options
- 1 option or more than one option can be correct.
- Marks scheme for Section-2:
- 4 (Full marks); If all the correct options are chosen
- 3 (Partial Marks); If three correct options are chosen out of four correct options
- 2 (Partial Marks); Only two correct options are chosen out of three or more correct options
- 1 (Partial Marks); If one correct option is chosen out of two or more correct options
- 0 (Zero Marks); If none of the options is chosen
- Minus 2 (Negative Marks); In all other cases
- Section-3 had six questions.
- The answer to each question was a number. If the number had more than two decimal places, then the number truncated or rounded-off to 2 decimal places applied.
- Marks scheme in this section:
- 4 (Full marks); If only the correct number was entered
- 0 (Zero Marks); In all other cases.
With this analysis of Joint Entrance Examinations-Advanced for 2020, let us switch focus to a quick overview of the status of JEE-Advanced for the year 2021, and accordingly train our preparations for JEE-Advanced for the year 2022.
Joint Entrance Examinations – Advanced 2021 – At a Glance
- Joint Entrance Examinations – Advanced for the year 2021, was conducted on October 3, 2021
- Results announced – 15th October 2021
- Was organized by IIT–Kharagpur
- Mode of examination- Online
- A total of 1,41,699 candidates appeared in both papers 1 and 2
- 41,862 candidates have qualified to seek admission to 23 IITs across the country
- Examination Mode: Computer Based Test
- Number of Shits: 2 (9 am to 12 pm & 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm)
- Duration of Exam: 3 hours
- Mode of Language: English and Hindi
- Paper in JEE Advanced 2021: Paper I and Paper II. Each paper will be divided into three parts – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
- Sections: The three parts will each be divided into three sections – Section 1, Section 2 and Section 3.
- Nature of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions, Numerical Questions, Matching List Questions
- Marking Scheme: According to the particular question, the allotted full, partial, zero and negative marks will be given.
We hope this article has provided information to be well informed and continue systematic preparations for Joint Entrance Examinations – Advanced 2022. A good preparation strategy is a good beginning.
Some useful tips for students to follow would include:
- To know the syllabus in detail, so that preparation can be accordingly planned and executed
- Work out a schedule to help organize the study so that subjects are covered adequately and with the required focus
- Good and recommended books may be followed to aid your study
- Understanding the concepts and studying, always SCORES over Rote learning
- Solving sample papers and attempting mock tests, helps practice immensely and gives the needed confidence to manage time as well