How difficult can JEE Main 2017 be?

March 18, 2017 532 Plabita

How difficult can JEE Main 2017 be?Like every year, candidates are preparing for the nation’s most important entrance exam for engineering i.e. the Joint Entrance Examination with all their might. With CBSE doing away with class 12 marks in determining the All India Rank of JEE Main 2017, some serious curiosity has been invoked. The JEE Main 2017 rank of the candidates are solely going to be based on the performance in the JEE Main 2017 rather than the inclusion of class XII marks as done in previous years. Now the question is, will the above criteria affect the difficulty level of the exam, if yes, then in what ways. To clear all your doubts regarding the difficulty level of JEE Main 2017, read here.

CBSE has set a standard for JEE Main 2017 so its obvious that this year too CBSE is going to maintain that level. Candidates must be prepared to expect the unexpected. However, if the aspirants are at par with the syllabus and are preparing efficiently for JEE Main, they can beat the unbeatable. Ultimately, the toughness of the paper will be determined by the candidate’s level of preparation.

Last year, around 12 lakh students appeared in JEE Main out of which approximately 2 lakh candidates qualified for JEE Advanced. As per the previous year’s analysis of JEE Main paper, the overall level of the exam was tough with physics section emerging as the toughest one. The break up of the questions for each section in JEE Main 2016 is given below:

Subject No. of easy questions No. of medium questions No. of difficult questions
Physics 12 12 6
Chemistry 11 12 7
Mathematics 12 11 7

Class XI and XII Syllabus weightage in JEE Main 2016

To ace JEE Main 2017 candidates must cover the entire syllabus of JEE Main 2017. As JEE Main includes both class XI and XII syllabus, to assist the students we have also provided the weightage to the previous year’s syllabus in JEE Main in the table given below:

S.No. Subjects Class XI Syllabus Class XII Syllabus
1. Chemistry 43% 57%
2. Physics 43% 57%
3. Mathematics 57% 43%

As a JEE aspirant, the central focus should be upon the completion of the syllabus, brushing up the key concepts, taking sample test and prepare effectively for the entrance exam. As mentioned earlier, candidates must only concentrate on their preparation level, keep their calm and be exam ready. Moreover, candidates must also be aware about the guidelines to be followed on the exam day.

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