JEE Main 2014 Paper Analysis

JEE Main 2014 Paper Analysis

JEE Main 2014 Paper Analysis:- CBSE is going to conduct the JEE Main 2014 Offline Exam on 7th April 2014. There are more than 14 lakh students appearing for JEE Main 2014 Exam out of which top 1.5 lakh students who also have to be in top 20 percentile of students in boards will appear for JEE Advanced 2014 Exam for IITs.

JEE Main 2014 Paper 1 Analysis for B.Tech.


  • Distribution of questions from Class XI & XII was almost uniform.
  • Questions from Mechanics found more representation.
  • Physics was rated difficult due to the following reasons
    • except 3 or 4 questions were twisted and hence difficult
    • Most questions involved tedious and lengthy calculations
    • Questions involving multiple concepts where large in number.


  • Chemistry in general was considered to very easy and almost all questions were direct.
  • More priority was found in Physical Chemistry with calculations – however was easy.
  • Majority of questions are directly from the text with more representation for Class XII.


  • The questions were comparatively easy but was time consuming.
  • Distribution of questions from Calculus and Co-ordinate geometry was found to have higher representation.
  • No assertion-reason type questions.

Difficulty level: Though from the side of faculties the JEE Main questions were easy but from the students it seems to be average. Even though most questions are calculation based across different chapters a student who undergone intensive class room coaching will cover it easily. Physics was toughest and Chemisty was easiest.

Comparison of Online and Offline exams : Only after the online examination a real comparison can be made between offline and online exams.

Expected Cutoff mark: Since the examination was moderately easier compared to JEE 2013. Cutoff mark for general may be raised upto 118-120

Tackling tough questions : As far as competitive examinations are considered nobody is expected to score 100% but score the maximum possible. Hence we advised our students to skip off erroneous, difficult and time consuming questions.

An overall view: Since equal distribution of questions made in the Phy, Che & Maths, students with science aptitude can score more. Preparing ranklist from the scores of “different examinations” – offline and onlines may not be precise.

JEE Main 2014 Online Exam Analysis – 9 April

The Joint Entrance Exam was conducted in the online mode on 9th April 2014 in two slots. Engineering aspirants who appeared for the JEE Main CBT were elated to find the paper simpler than the offline mode exam held on 6th April.

According to some of the students, the Physics section was relatively easier than the 6-April JEE exam. Also the Maths and Chemistry sections were not difficult. Almost 1.6 lakh students have taken the online test already. 4 more lakh students are yet to appear in the next slots of online test. Overall, approximately 13 lakh students will have taken the JEE Main exam this year by the end of this month.

Some questions were directly from NCERT text books.

Advantages of taking the Online JEE Exam

We came across at least ten students in Delhi / NCR who had faced utter confusion at the exam center during the offline exam. There were issues with the distribution of papers which caused loss of almost half an hour of precious exam time. Also, in Gujarat, the same problem was faced as the invigilators got confused with the English-Hindi and English-Gujarati papers. Students were distributed wrong papers, they then had to use white fluid to correct names on the papers and so on. – No such confusion or issues were faced in the online exam.

Every year many students lament over having marked the bubble in OMR sheet against wrong question. As the bubbles and questions are so closely spaced in an OMR sheet, if the student has to mark Option A against Qs 59, they often end up marking it against Qs 60 and so on. – In the online mode of the test, as the options are presented against each question clearly, no such issue is faced.

JEE Main 2014 Online Exam Analysis – 11 April

The online mode of JEE Main 2014 was held on 11th April after 9th April. Again, to the delight of students, no technical glitches were reported. The paper went smoothly across all centers. The CBT was conducted in two shifts, morning and evening. In both, like the offline exam, total 90 questions were given to the students, 30 each from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

According to students who took the test, Chemistry section was the easiest and Physics was the toughest. Some students said that they had attempted all the questions of Chemistry section and were confident of scoring really high in that.

Mathematics again was of moderate difficulty level and though some found the section easier than expected, some were a little doubtful about how high they could score.

The JEE Main 2014 expected cut offs are around 110. Officially, CBSE will be publishing the answer keys on 25th April. The facility for Downloading JEE Main 2014 Question Papers, Keys and OMR Answer Sheets will be available from 25th April 2014. Last Date for Downloading JEE Main 2014 Question Paper, Answer Keys and OMR Answer Sheets is 27th April 2014.

According to a large number of students, the JEE Main papers this year are easier than expected. Though analysts and teachers say that they are on expected lines. The average score by a student is around 150, and the cut offs could go around 105-110 for a General category student.

Those who will be appearing for the 19th April online test of JEE Main 2014, should check out the question paper of 11th April and can also take an online mock test to get a hands on experience.

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