The National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the first session of JEE Main 2022 from June 23 to June 29. The first shift began at 9 am and ended at 12 noon. The second shift will begin at 3 pm and will continue till 6 pm.
JEE Main 2022 paper 1 contained 75 questions in total. There were a total of 30 questions in the math section. Over 20 of the questions were of the multiple-choice format, and 10 were of the numerical type. Out of ten numerical-type questions, candidates had to attempt five.
According to Saurabh Kumar, Chief Academic Officer, Vidyamandir Classes, the overall paper difficulty level was moderate. “The organic chemistry portion had low weight, making the chemistry subject quite simple. In the chemistry section, direct NCERT questions were asked. The mathematics component was not too challenging. Calculus and coordinate geometry were given more weight than other subjects. Electrodynamics and modern physics were highly valued,” he said.
The paper was considered to be somewhat difficult based on the students’ responses. Most of the questions were from last year’s examinations. Unit dimension, communication, the mole idea, chemistry in real life, set, and other subjects were among the key ones covered in the exam.
“A significant fraction of students found this paper to be of a moderate to easy level. There were a few questions with lengthy calculations in the Mathematics section. Questions covered almost all the chapters from classes 11 and 12. It was an easy to moderate paper that involved a few lengthy calculations here and there,” said Ajay Sharma, National Academic Director, Engineering Aakash+BYJU’S.
Mathematics: A few students found the Mathematics section difficult as quite a few questions involved lengthy calculations. Adequate importance was given to Calculus & Algebra. Questions from Chapters of Binomial Theorem, Permutation & Combination, Probability as well as Limits, Definite Integral, Differential equation in Calculus were also present, and questions from Coordinate Geometry were also present in adequate numbers. To score well on such a paper, a student should practise regularly and solve mock tests.
Physics: The Physics paper was considered to be easy by a large number of students. This paper was quite balanced as questions from class XI and class XII were equally distributed. Some numerical-based questions were found to involve elaborate calculations. A few students also reported that some questions were a bit tricky. Students with a thorough understanding of the ‘Concepts of Physics by HC Verma’ along with NCERT should be able to score well in this paper. Solving Mock tests as the last leg of preparation is the key to a high score for this section
Chemistry: This paper was of a moderate difficulty level and a few questions could be answered by applying the knowledge of NCERT books. Inorganic Chemistry had a slight edge over Organic and Physical Chemistry in terms of the distribution of questions. Questions were asked from chapters like Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry in Everyday life, & p-block elements. Some of the questions from Physical Chemistry were considered difficult by a section of students, and questions from Inorganic Chemistry were of moderate levels As mentioned previously, students with a good understanding of NCERT books should be able to do well in this paper.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the NTA for admission to undergraduate engineering courses in 23 IITs, 31 NITs, IIEST Shibpur, 26 IIITs and 29 Government Funded Technical Institutes. JEE Main 2022 exam is being conducted in two sessions – June and July.