JEE Advanced 2017 was conducted by The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras conducted on Sunday in which about 2 lakh candidates who cleared JEE Main 2017 appeared. According to Anup Pandey, Vice President- Content, Plancess, the paper 2 was more difficult than Paper 1.

JEE Advanced 2017 consisted two papers with 108 questions in total with 61 marks for each subject and a total weightage of 366 marks. There was a mixture of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), integer type questions and passage type questions.

In total, the paper had 21 multiple correct choice questions for 84 marks, 15 integer type questions for 45 marks and 18 passage questions made for 54 marks. Mr. Anup Pandey also stated that “the Physics and Mathematics sections were easier compared to last year while the Chemistry part was more difficult.

Paper 1


Paper 1 was held from 9 am to 12 pm in nine codes. All the codes had the subjects in the same order starting with Physics and followed by Chemistry and Mathematics.

The first section (Physics) consisted of seven questions having four options in which one or more than one options were correct. For every correct answer here one mark will be will be awarded. This was interestingly in favour of students as it will allow candidates to score more than one mark per question in case the question has multiple right answers. There is however a negative marking of two marks for each wrong answer; hence, smart thinking & confidence in conceptual knowledge was the scoring mantras here. The maximum marks for the first section was 28.


The second section (Chemistry) was for 15 marks and comprised of five questions for which the response was a single digit from 0 to 9. There is no negative marking in this section and candidates can score up to three marks for the right answer. A candidate with profound understanding of chemistry concepts has a chance to boost up his AIR with this section. Also, since there was no negative marking this section was worth taking up the risk too.

Section three (Mathematics) included six questions of “matching the type” and carried a maximum of 18 marks. There were two tables and four options per question. Like section two, the response is a single digit from 0 to 9 but there is only one right answer out of four. Candidates will lose one mark for every wrong answer and gain three for ever correct response.

“If the student has prepared & practiced with previous years question papers the section comes up with winning situation, the Mathematics question required only basic understanding and was very easy when compared to previous years”. Matrix match involving 3 Column was introduced, but if the student had got the knack of it would have been a cake walk for him” says Anup Pandey.

Overall, paper 1 is balanced between easy to moderate barring 1 or 2 questions in chemistry which needed study beyond NCERT,” there are some questions in Physics which require a careful analysis for “comprehension of language across choices”.

There were 31 questions from class 12th; 16, 8 and 7 respectively from Maths, Physics & Chemistry. Also from class 11th there were 23 questions. 2, 10 and 11 respectively from Maths, Physics & Chemistry. For better understanding please go through the graphical representation of same:

Chemistry was a blend of some easy problems and few relatively difficult ones. Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry portion were given a little bit more weightage than Inorganic Chemistry. Physics was the easiest of all with 11 questions of easy, 5 with moderate and 2 with difficult on the scale of difficulty level. On the other hand maths was tricky though conceptual with 2 question on easy, 3 on moderate and 3 with difficult on the scale of difficulty level.

The top three most covered topics in paper 1 were Limits, Continuity and Differentiability with 6 questions, Alkyl Halides and Aromatic Compounds with 5 questions and Kinetic Theory of Gases and Thermodynamics with 4 questions.

Paper 2

The second paper for JEE Advanced 2017 was held from 2 pm to 5 pm in 10 codes, again, in the same order of Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Similar to Paper 1, the marks distribution across the sections (61 marks per section) were equal with and carried a total weightage of 183 marks.

The first section (Physics) contained seven Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with a single correct answer each. Candidates who answer correctly can score 3 marks but a wrong answer will lead to the deduction of one mark. This section has a total weightage of 21 marks.

Section two (Chemistry) had some questions which were marked with bubbles to indicate that there will be no negative marking for them, while other questions in this section have a negative marking of two marks. This section are for one mark with a total weightage of 28 marks.

The third section was for 12 marks and contained “comprehension based” questions of three marks each. There were four single answer MCQs .

There were 21 questions from class 11th; 6, 9 and 6 respectively from Maths, Physics & Chemistry. Also from class 12th there were 33 questions. 12, 9 and 12 respectively from Maths, Physics & Chemistry. For better understanding please go through the graphical representation of same:

Mathematics was moderately difficult. A majority of the questions in this subject were concept-based, while the rest required the use of facts and formulae. Students who have been under a regular regime of practice should have no difficulty in solving the papers. Experts in Plancess note that the cut off is likely to be at 35 per cent of the overall marks and 10 per cent of the total score for each subject. For better understanding of difficulty level of paper 2 please refer the graphical representation below:

For doubts related to JEE Advanced exam preparation, visit Plancess blog – JEE Mag. You may also call on our Toll free number: 1800-3000-2011.

To gauge your performance in the final exam, check out other sections like JEE Advanced Answer KeyQuestion PaperRank Predictor and Cut Off.



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