JEE Main 2019 Day 3 analysis: Chemistry easiest, Physics toughest; students react

JEE Main 2019 Day 3 analysis: Chemistry easiest, Physics toughest; students react

JEE Main 2019: The cut-off is expected to go high, according to experts as students are finding exams to be easier than last year. Many questions directly from NCERT class 11 and class 12 books. For session 1 of Day 3, Physics remained the toughest and lengthiest of all sections.

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JEE Main 2019: Students find the exam to be easy overall. (Express photo by Abhinav Saha.)

JEE Main 2019: The third day of the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) shift one has concluded and the second shift began from 2:30 pm. Students who have appeared for the January 10 first shift found Physics section difficult today. While Mathematics was considered easy to moderate, Chemistry was considered to be easiest by the students. This is similar to the reactions students gave after second shift exam yesterday.

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Talking to, students informed, mathematics was not only tough but also lengthy. Many questions in each section were directly from the NCERT books of class 11 and 12, as per students. The expected cut-off will range between 72-77 marks.

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“The day 2 of the JEE Main exam was similar to yesterday’s. The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. The Physics section was logical with difficulty level between moderate to tough. Mathematics section was between easy to moderate. While, the Chemistry section was easy as compared to the other two sections. Some questions in Physics and Chemistry were simple and directly picked from NCERT,” said Navin C Joshi, Academic head and VP (JEE and NEET) at Gradeup.

“In Physics and Mathematics sections, few concepts and questions were repeated from day 1. Therefore students are advised to go through day 1 and day 2 exam analysis before appearing for future slots. Considering the papers of past 3 slots, the cut-off is expected to be in the range of 80 to 85,” he added.


Some candidates have faced glitches during the JEE Main online exam.

“Last year, the cut-off went low. The exam was of moderate difficulty level however, students with their concepts cleared found it to be easy. So we are expecting the cut-off to be on the higher end. Around 85+ cut-off can be expected,” said Amit Kumar, mentor, career launcher. Talking about yesterday’s exam, Joshi too said that the cut-off can be expected to be on the higher side.

Candidates who appeared for the first shift exam yesterday found Mathematics to be the toughest. Chemistry for two days of engineering entrance exam has remained the easiest subject for students. The JEE Main overall, this year is considered to be easy as compared to last year by students and experts, alike. On the first day, NTA had conducted exam for entrance to architecture colleges.

Today, no error has been reported by the students. Yesterday, a student took to Twitter to inform that he had one answer appearing twice in one of the questions in Chemistry. It is the first time the JEE Main is being conducted as the computer-based test (CBT).

It is also the first time that the National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the JEE which begin from January 6, 2019, and will end on January 16, 2019. Earlier, CBSE used to conduct the national-level competitive exam.