JEE Advanced 2019 Review

JEE Advanced 2019, as per the postponed schedule has been successfully conducted on 27 May 2019. Previously the exam was planned to be held on 19 May 2019 which clashed with the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections.

IIT Roorkee

The paper was held in two parts with a duration of 3 hours each. Both the question papers had multiple correct type, numerical type and the single correct type questions, however, the single correct questions in paper 2 were based on matching columns. As per the data we received from students, the difficulty of question paper was moderate and consisted of heavy calculations which caused time management issues for many of the students.

Paper I (186 marks) had three sections as follows:

Section 1: There were 4 questions in this section with a marking scheme which awarded +3 marks for the correct answer, 0 marks for not attempting and -1 marks for an incorrect answer giving students a chance to score a maximum of 12 marks in each subject.

Section 2: There were 8 questions in this section with a marking scheme which awarded +4 marks for marking all the correct options, +1 mark for each correct answer (in case any correct answer is left unmarked), 0 marks for not attempting and -1 mark for an incorrect answer leading to a total of 32 marks in each subject.

Section 3: There were 6 questions in this section with a marking scheme which awarded +3 marks for the correct answer, 0 marks for not attempting and no negative marks for an incorrect answer making a total of 18 marks for this section.

Paper II (186 marks) had three sections as follows:

Section 1: There were 8 questions in this section with a marking scheme which awarded +4 marks for marking all the correct options, +1 mark for each correct answer (in case any correct answer is left unmarked), 0 marks for not attempting and -1 mark for an incorrect answer leading to a total of 32 marks in each subject.

Section 2: There were 6 questions in this section with a marking scheme which awarded +3 marks for the correct answer, 0 marks for not attempting and no negative marks for an incorrect answer making a total of 18 marks for this section.

Section 3: There were 4 questions in this section which were based on two match the columns (two questions each) with a marking scheme which awarded +3 marks for the correct answer, 0 marks for not attempting and -1 marks for an incorrect answer giving students a chance to score a maximum of 12 marks in each subject.

Overall, there were 108 questions to be solved in a time span of 360 minutes, giving a time of over 3 minutes for each question, but still, students found it difficult to attempt all the questions, as per the inputs we received from the students, the paper was a bit above moderate level, including calculations and application of multiple concepts. We can expect the final cut-offs to be around 25-28% of 372 marks for general category, that is, 90-105 marks.

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