JEE Main Previous Year Question Paper with Solutions

JEE Main Previous Year Question Paper with Answer Keys and Solutions (2013 to 2020) – Free PDF Download

With an avalanche of engineering colleges in the country, there is a growing necessity to outstand the crowd of engineers. The right places to learn to outstand mostly include the country’s topmost educational institutes. Of course, to gain the knowledge and wisdom from those institutes, one has to take up the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).

The JEE from 2019 is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA releases all other important information regarding the JEE every year for aspirant’s preparation sake. This article talks about one such information – the JEE mains previous year papers.

Advantages of Looking at Last Year JEE Mains Paper

A plethora of advantages come along with solving last year’s JEE Mains question papers. Here are some obvious advantages

  • Increase in confidence, and decrease in exam anxiety are some personal level advantages
  • Aids in identifying the important and weaker sections
  • Helps in concentrating on important sections
  • Strategizes the speed, accuracy and time management
  • Helps in identifying the difficulty level trends over the years

JEE Main Question Papers from 2013 to 2020

JEE Mains Question Paper Analysis

  • Changes made
  1. Exam mode: The exam was conducted offline and online until 2018
    1. From 2019, the exam is being conducted only online
  2. Questions: There were no numerical value-based questions until 2019
    1. From 2020, the question paper will consist of numerical value-based questions
    2. The number of questions has changed from 90 to 75 for B.E. and B.Tech., 82 to 77 for B.Arch.
  3. Eligible Courses: The exam was not held for Bachelors in Planning before
  • Overall Mark Distribution
Subject20192018
11th standard12th standard11th standard12th standard
Number of QuestionsSum of MarksNumber of QuestionsSum of MarksNumber of QuestionsSum of MarksNumber of QuestionsSum of Marks
Chemistry1560156014561664
Physics1352176813601760
Mathematics1560156013521768
  • The difficulty of Question Paper

The analysis ranks easy questions to 1, medium questions to 2, difficult questions to 3. Then the overall difficulty levels across years are as given below

Subject2019 – Difficulty level2018 – Difficulty level2017 – Difficulty level
Chemistry2.201.801.73
Mathematics1.852.102.03
Physics1.321.671.2
Overall1.791.861.60
  • Questions-wise analysis

The table below gives an idea about the distribution of questions within each of easy, medium and difficult levels

Subject201920182017
EasyMediumDifficultEasyMediumDifficultEasyMediumDifficult
Chemistry121171310713125
Maths81111713106177
Physics15105131432541
Overall         
  • Cutoff scores for the year 2019 for various categories are given below
Category% ReservationTotal SeatsCut off Marks% Cutoff
General50.51111009626.67
OBC27594006819.44
SC15330005014.44
ST7.5165004713.33
Total1002,20,000  
  • The number for students who had applied for JEE Mains in previous years
 201920182017
Number of Students310,000280,000220,000
  • Number of candidates from each exam center
Kota8256Jaipur654Nagpur538Lucknow470
BASE361New Delhi236Udaipur241Mumbai196
Agra191Surat131Jodhpur120Kolkata105
Bhopal97Ahmedabad95Hyderabad84Indore76
Nanded63Allahabad61Bhubaneswar57Chandrapur57
Chennai54Raipur47Nashik34Guwahati38
Rajkot35Visakhapatnam32Gwalior26Gangapur City25
Patna23Jabalpur21Vadodara18Ranchi17
Aurangabad10Thiruvananthapuram09Agartala02Gulbarga02
Kudankulam01      
  • Subject wise analysis

Physics

Topic201920182017
Electrodynamics898
Heat and Thermodynamics324
Mechanics9108
Modern Physics665
Optics122
Waves313
Total303030

Chemistry

Topic201920182017
Inorganic chemistry-1556
Inorganic Chemistry-2323
Organic Chemistry -1212
Organic Chemistry -28108
Physical chemistry -1677
Physical chemistry -2654
Total303030

Mathematics

Topic201920182017
Algebra111
Binomial theorem111
Complex Numbers351
Coordinate Geometry455
Differential Calculus547
Integral Calculus324
Mathematical Reasoning111
Matrix & Determinants112
Permutations & Combination111
Probability312
Quadratic Equations121
Sequence and Series321
Statistics111
Trigonometry232
Total303030

Observation

Around 9,58,619 students undertook the JEE Main in 2019. Day wise and shift wise analysis are given below.

  • Day 1 Shift 1 Analysis

Easier subject: Chemistry section was considered to be the easiest

Time-consuming: Physics questions were time-consuming and considered the toughest

Toughest subject: Mathematics was considered to be the toughest

Overall difficulty: The paper was considered moderately difficult and had questions evenly distributed

  • Day 1 Shift 2 Analysis

Easier subject: Chemistry section was considered to be the easiest

Time-consuming: Mathematics and chemistry questions were time-consuming and considered the toughest

Toughest subject: Physics was considered to be the toughest

Overall difficulty: The paper was considered moderately difficult and had questions evenly distributed

  • Day 2 Shift 1 Analysis

Easier subject: Physics section was considered to be the easiest

Time-consuming: Chemistry questions were time-consuming

Toughest subject: Mathematics was considered to be the toughest

Overall difficulty: The paper was considered moderately easy

  • Day 2 Shift 2 Analysis

Easier subject: Mathematics section was considered to be the easiest

Time-consuming: Mathematics and physics questions were time-consuming

Toughest subject: Chemistry was considered to be the toughest

Overall difficulty: The paper was considered moderately difficult

  • Day 3 Shift 1 Analysis

Easier subject: Chemistry section was considered to be the easiest

Time-consuming: Mathematics and chemistry questions were time-consuming

Toughest subject: Physics was considered to be the toughest

Overall difficulty: The paper was considered moderately difficult and had questions evenly distributed

  • Day 3 Shift 2 Analysis

Easier subject: Physics section was considered to be the easiest

Time-consuming: Mathematics and chemistry questions were time-consuming

Toughest subject: Mathematics and chemistry was considered to be the toughest

Overall difficulty: The paper was considered highly difficult

Take away!

When you think you are not prepared well, exam anxiety kicks in and grips in the performance. Lack of preparation is the right but the entire answer. Singularity in preparation in terms of knowledge alone will only mean not prepared. Time management, accuracy, and speed make the whole of the preparations. Solving previous papers is key to such preparation. With JEE Mains previous year question paper with solution pdf download, stay ahead.

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