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JEE Main 2019: Paper 1 Analysis and Expected Cutoff

By: Sakshi Awasthi on January 10, 2019

The first slot of JEE Main Paper-1 2019 has been successfully conducted by the National Testing Agency on January 9, 2019. The examination was conducted in an online mode across the country. This was for the first time that JEE Main 2019 examination was conducted in an online mode. JEE Main Paper-1 remaining slots are scheduled to be conducted on January 10, 11 and 12 respectively.

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The difficulty level of the Paper-1 (Slot 1) was moderate and if the candidate has solved past 10 year's question paper, they can easily qualify the JEE Main 2019 examination with a good score. The question paper was drafted to check the understanding of basic concepts of the candidates and some of the questions were similar to the same in NCERT books.

JEE Main Paper-1 Detailed Analysis (Slot 1):

Subject

Difficulty-Level

Physics

Easy to Moderate

Chemistry

Moderate

Mathematics

Difficult

Section-wise Analysis:

Mathematics:

This section was the toughest in JEE Main January Paper-1 2019.

Topics

Number of Questions

Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations & Inequalities

2

Matrices and Determinants

2

Applications of Integrals

1

Integration

2

Differential Equations

2

Application of Derivatives

1

Coordinate Geometry

4

Chemistry:

This was the most time-consuming section and involved tricky questions.

Topics

Number of Questions

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

2

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

2

Co-ordination Compounds

2

D and F Block Elements

2

Hydrogen and S Block Elements

1

P Block Elements

2

Practical Chemistry

1

Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry

2

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

1

Biomolecules and Polymers

1

Chemistry of Environment and Everyday life

1

Hydrocarbons and their substituents

2

Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen

2

Atomic Structure

1

Chemical Kinetics and Nuclear Chemistry

1

Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry

1

Equilibrium

1

Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

2

Mole Concept and Stoichemistry

1

States of Matter and Solutions

2

Physics:

The section was moderately difficult, but students found it easiest among all three sections of JEE Main examination.

Topics

Number of Questions

Electrostatic and Magnetism

4

Current Electricity and EMI

7

Heat and Thermodynamics

6

Mechanics

8

Optics and Modern Physics

5

Expected Cutoff:

Based on the questions and marking scheme, JEE Main 2019 Cutoff is expected to lie between 73 to 78.

JEE Main 2019 versus JEE Main 2018:

  • As compared to the previous year JEE Main question paper, this year the examination was moderately difficult
  • The Mathematics section this year was lengthier than last year and involved more calculations
  • The exam pattern was similar to past 5 years but the question paper involved a few tricky questions

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