JEE Mains Analysis 2016 Paper 1 – Balanced Paper

JEE Mains Analysis 2016 Paper 1 – Balanced Paper


Around 12 lakh students appeared for the JEE Main 2016 examination held on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from over 2000 centres in 129 cities in India and abroad.

Aspirants had the choice of appearing in either Paper 1 or Paper 2 or both. Paper 1 is for B.E / B.Tech courses while Paper 2 is for B.Arch / B.Planning. Paper 1, conducted on April 3, 2016, was held in an off-line mode (pen and paper based) and those scheduled for on April 9 and 10, 2016, are to be held online (computer based). Paper 2 was conducted only in off-line mode on April 3, 2016.

JEE Mains Analysis 2016 Paper 1 – Balanced Paper

Paper pattern similar to previous years

  • The question pattern of Paper 1 for B.E. / B.Tech courses in 2016 was similar to that of previous years.
  • It had objective type questions with multiple choice answers.
  • Equal weightage was given to physics, chemistry and mathematics.
  • There were 30 questions each in physics, chemistry and mathematics.
  • The marks allotted for each correct answer was 4 marks
  • For each incorrect response, one-fourth of the total marks allotted to the question would be deducted from the total score.

Difficulty level 

  • Most of the Questions were On Expected Line .
  • Questions Were on previous years line
  • Questions Were from Moderate to Difficult Level.
  • Overall Students are Expecting Good Score from paper.
  • There were some Questions Which Were tricky In Nature
  • Questions Were Set from CBSE 11th and 12th Syllabus .
  • Overall paper was Moderate
  • Chemistry was Easy to Moderate . But Math was Little Lengthy in Calculations.

Overall, the JEE (Main)-2016 test paper was on the easier side in comparison to last year’s exam. Many of the questions in the paper were straight forward and could be solved by a student who has been preparing sincerely for the exam

Last Years Cut off 

  • Cut-offs for CML (Common Merit List) in 2013, 2014, 2015 was 113, 115, 105 respectively.

Top 2,00,000 candidates of JEE Main will be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced on May 23, 2016, to compete for one of 10,000  seats in the prestigious IITs and ISM Dhanbad.