JEE Advanced 2017: A detailed analysis by Resonance

After introducing major changes in IIT Admission Process in 2013, on 21-May-2017 (Sunday) JEE Advanced 2017, stage-2 for IIT Admission Process was conducted by IIT Madras. Top 2.2 Lakh students were eligible through marks in JEE Main 2017, out of which 1.7 Lakh students have filled the JEE Advanced Exam form.

As earlier IIT-JEE Examinations, JEE (Advanced) 2017 was conducted in two parts (Paper 1 & Paper 2) by IIT Madras. Paper 1 was conducted from 9 AM to 12 PM and Paper 2 was conducted from 2 PM to 5 PM.

Only candidates who appear in both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be considered for ranking. Results will be declared on Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:00 IST. Category‐wise All India Ranks (AIR) of successful candidates will be available on the online portal after the results are declared. The text messages will be sent to the candidates to their registered mobile numbers.

The seats across IITs, NITs, IIITs and other Govt. Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) will be allocated by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). All the candidates who are eligible for admission will have to participate in the joint seat allocation process by filling in their choices of the courses. The detailed instructions for filling‐in the choices and the seat allotment procedure will be made available by JoSAA through Seat Allotment Brochure.

Brief Quantitative Analysis

Following is the brief pattern description of both the papers of JEE (Advanced) 2017.


* For Darkening a bubble corresponding to each correct question provided no incorrect option is darkened.


Overall Marks Distribution

In Paper I & II both, Total 54 Questions were asked. 18 Questions from each subject were asked. Both papers were of 183 marks. Each subject was of 122 marks overall. Total marks for both paper combined were 366. Total 151 marks questions were from class 11th syllabus and 215 marks questions were from class 12th syllabus.




Overall Difficulty Level Analysis

In this analysis we have rated every question on a scale of 1 to 3. The ratings are done by expert faculties of Resonance. The individual ratings are then averaged to calculate overall difficulty level.

  • 1: Easy
  • 2: Moderate
  • 3: Difficult


In paper I, Physics and Mathematics were easy compared to Chemistry. Mathematics and Physics paper was moderately easy, Chemistry was considered difficult.

In paper II, Resonance experts considered Chemistry difficult. Due to lengthy and calculation intensive nature of the problems in Physics paper, it was considered between medium to difficult. Mathematics paper was relatively easier of the three subjects.

Overall, Resonance experts feel that the paper was relatively easy than the last year. While Chemistry was overall most difficult, Mathematics was considered moderate overall while Physics was relatively easier than the other two subjects. In total, easy questions comprised of 122 marks, moderate questions comprised of 147 marks and difficult questions comprised of 97 marks.

As the paper was relatively easy than last year, students are expected to score high this year.

Overall Difficulty


Question Wise Difficulty Breakup


Mark Wise Difficulty Breakup


Subject Wise Analysis

Physics Analysis

Topic wise Allocation of Marks

Physics 36 122 100.00%
Electrodynamics 12 42 34.43%
Alternating Current 2 8 6.56%
Capacitance 2 6 4.92%
Electro Magnetic Field 6 20 16.39%
Electro Magnetic Induction 1 4 3.28%
Electrostatics 1 4 3.28%
Heat & Thermodynamics 5 17 13.93%
Heat Transfer 1 4 3.28%
KTG & Thermodynamics 4 13 10.66%
Mechanics 11 36 29.51%
Centre of Mass 1 4 3.28%
Error in Measurement 1 3 2.46%
Gravitation 1 3 2.46%
Mathematical Tools 1 3 2.46%
Rectilinear Motion & Vectors 1 3 2.46%
Rigid Body Dynamics 5 17 13.93%
Surface Tension 1 3 2.46%
Modern Physics 3 9 7.38%
Modern Physics 2 6 4.92%
Nuclear Physics 1 3 2.46%
Optics 3 11 9.02%
Geometrical Optics & Physical Optics 2 7 5.74%
Wave Optics 1 4 3.28%
SHM & Waves 2 7 5.74%
Sound Waves 1 3 2.46%
String Wave 1 4 3.28%
Grand Total 36 122 100.00%


Chemistry Analysis

Topic wise Allocation of Marks

Chemistry 36 122 100.00%
Inorganic Chemistry-I 8 28 22.95%
Chemical Bonding 6 22 18.03%
p-block 2 6 4.92%
Inorganic Chemistry-II 2 7 5.74%
Coordination Compounds 1 4 3.28%
d-block & f-block Elements 1 3 2.46%
Organic Chemistry-I 2 6 4.92%
General Organic Chemistry- II 1 3 2.46%
General Organic Chemistry-I 1 3 2.46%
Organic Chemistry-II 10 34 27.87%
Alkyl Hallide, Alcohol & Ether (Reaction Mechanism) 3 11 9.02%
Aromatic Compounds 3 9 7.38%
Carbonyl compounds 3 10 8.20%
IUPAC & Isomerism 1 4 3.28%
Physical Chemistry-I 7 23 18.85%
Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry 3 9 7.38%
Chemical Equilibrium 1 4 3.28%
Mole Concept 1 3 2.46%
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry 2 7 5.74%
Physical Chemistry-II 7 24 19.67%
Chemical Kinetics 1 4 3.28%
Electrochemistry 2 6 4.92%
Solid State 1 3 2.46%
Solution & Colligative Peroperties 2 7 5.74%
Surface Chemistry 1 4 3.28%
Grand Total 36 122 100.00%


Mathematics Analysis

Topic wise Allocation of Marks

Mathematics 36 122 100.00%
Algebra 1 3 2.46%
Three Dimensional Geometry 1 3 2.46%
Complex Numbers 1 4 3.28%
Complex Numbers 1 4 3.28%
Coordinate Geometry 6 20 16.39%
Circle 1 3 2.46%
Conic Section 3 9 7.38%
Hyperbola 1 4 3.28%
Parabola 1 4 3.28%
Differential Calculus 7 24 19.67%
Functions 1 4 3.28%
Limit, Continuity & Differentiability 6 20 16.39%
Integral Calculus 6 22 18.03%
Area under curve 1 4 3.28%
Definite integration 4 15 12.30%
Differential equation 1 3 2.46%
Matrix & Determinants 4 14 11.48%
Matrices & Determinants 4 14 11.48%
Permutation & Combination 2 6 4.92%
Permutation & Combination 2 6 4.92%
Probability 2 7 5.74%
Probability 2 7 5.74%
Quadratic Equation 2 6 4.92%
Quadratic Equation 2 6 4.92%
Sequence & Series 1 3 2.46%
Sequence & Series 1 3 2.46%
Trigonometry 1 4 3.28%
Trigonometric equation 1 4 3.28%
Vector and 3D 3 9 7.38%
Vector 3 9 7.38%
Grand Total 36 122 100.00%


Expected Cutoff



Category-Wise Rank Score (Last 4 Years):





1) Data of 2015 & 2016 is an approximation, as the official data has not been released by JEE Advanced authorities.

2) Data of marks for SC/ST is not available. Hence comparative study is not given.

Last Seat Allotment Ranks (Category Wise):

Category Rank Marks Percentage
General 7436 156 43.33
OBC 4188 113 31.5
SC 2990 63 17.5
ST 856 63 17.5
Category Rank Marks Percentage
General 8430 154 42.77
OBC 4782 113 31.5
SC 3826 63 17.5
ST 1137 63 17.5
Category Rank Marks Percentage
General 9553 171 33.92
OBC 4054 134 26.78
SC 1959 88 17.5
ST 755 88 17.5
Category Rank Marks Percentage
General 10422 110 29.56
OBC 4381 87 23.38
SC 2347 53 14.24
ST 1125 38 10.21
Category Rank Marks Percentage
General 10500 156 42.7%
OBC 4500 115 31.5%
SC 2400 64 17.5%
ST 1200 64 17.5%

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JEE Advanced 2017 Answer Key and Solutions – Check Here

JEE Advanced 2017 will be conducted on 21st May 2017. JEE Advanced is the national level examination conducted by the seven zonal Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). Only the top rankers of JEE Main will be able to appear for JEE Advanced Examination.

It is national level entrance test organized for providing admission in 23 IITs, including ISM, Dhanbad along with other engineering institutes. JEE Advanced Answer Key, Detailed Text & Video Solutions along with Exhaustive Analysis will be available on 21th May 2017, 7:00 pm onwards.

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NTSE 2017: A Detailed Analysis by Resonance Experts Team

NTSE 2017: The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a national level examination cum scholarship programme. The scholarship programme is conducted by NCERT and students studying in class X were eligible for NTSE 2016 examination and selection procedure. NTSE stage-I was conducted in the month of November/ December across the nation. Stage II was conducted on May 14, 2016.

 Eligibility: As per the eligibility criteria of NTSE, all the students studying in X standard are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme. A student from any state of the country can register for this examination and scholarship scheme. A student can be from a government or a private school.

 Pattern/ Syllabus: The National Talent Search Examination is conducted for students studying at the Class X level. The examination consists of three tests:

  1. Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  2. Language Comprehension Test ( LCT)
  3. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

NTSE Mental Ability Test (MAT) Syllabus

This test is to judge the power of reasoning, ability to think, ability to judge, evaluate or discriminate, ability to visualize in the space, spatial orientation, etc. A variety of questions, for example – analogies, classification, series, pattern perception, hidden figures, coding decoding, block assembly, problem solving, etc. are used for this purpose.

NTSE Scholastic Aptitude Test (LCT) Syllabus (Language Test)

Language Test is designed to judge the power of reading comprehension, logical sequencing; interpretative, evaluative, predictive and creative components of language. The test is conducted for English and Regional Languages.

NTSE Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Syllabus (Maths, Science & Social Science)

This section is conducted to judge how much of text-book knowledge you have gained. As India doesn’t have any single unified board system, NCERT has not prescribed any particular syllabus for the State Level Examination or for National Level Examination.

You can expect questions that are asked at the National Level (Stage-II) to be standard of Classes IX and X level.

Question Paper: The medium of test is English and regional languages and it comprised of 200 question. The students have to select and mark one right answer from the four given options. Each right answer carry one point each, thus making the total score of the candidate in a test equal to the number of questions answered correctly. However, at the second stage 1/3 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Merit Clause: All the students who achieve requisite scores at this level automatically qualify for scholarships that are handed over by NCERT.

Overall Marks Distribution

The NTSE 2017 Exam Pattern is an objective type test based on paper-pencil format.

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Subject wise Marks Distribution

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Overall Difficulty Level Analysis

In this analysis, we have rated every question on a scale of 1 to 3. The ratings are given by the expert faculties of Resonance. The individual ratings are then averaged to calculate overall difficulty level.

  1. Easy
  2. Moderate
  3. Difficult

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Difficulty Level Analysis: No of Questions

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Resonance Experts made the following observations:

  • Mental Ability: Paper was lengthier than last year’s paper and that is why it is considered more difficult than last year’s paper.
  • Chemistry and Biology: Both these subjects had lengthier and confusing questions which made both of them relatively difficult from last year.
  • Physics: The paper was relatively easy than last year as questions were fairly straight forward.
  • Mathematics: The questions in mathematics were difficult than last year as the focus was on complex topics this year. Two questions of common roots were particularly ambiguous.
  • English: The paper was relatively difficult than last year’s paper.
  • Social Science: Paper was extremely lengthy and 8 questions came out of syllabus which made it a difficult paper to solve.

Overall, it was observed that the paper was on the tougher side compared to last year and thus cutoff is expected to decrease.

Question Wise Difficulty Breakup

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Subject Wise and Topic Wise Analysis

English Analysis

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Mental Ability Analysis

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Biology Analysis

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Chemistry Analysis

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Physics Analysis

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Mathematics Analysis

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Social Science Analysis

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Expected Cutoff

As the paper was relatively difficult than last year, cut off is expected to be lower than the last year. The cut off for General category student is expected to be 80 marks while for SC/ST it is expected to be 60 marks.


JEE Advanced 2017: Download admit card at

The admit cards of the JEE Advanced 2017 have been released by IIT Madras, the conducting body. The students can download the admit cards from the official website –

The link for the admit card has been activated.

JEE Advanced is scheduled to be held on May 21. Paper I will be held at 9 am to 12 pm while Paper II will begin at 2 pm and end at 5 pm.

The Joint Admission Board (JAB) meeting has decided that the cut-off for the aggregate marks in Class 12 for SC and ST candidates will be reduced from 70 per cent to 65 per cent. JEE Main 2017 results were released on April 27. This year, about 2.2 lakh candidates cleared the Joint Entrance Exam main.

Source: Indian Express

NEET 2017 Answer Key – Now Available

NEET 2017 Answer Key with Detailed Text and Video Solutions along with Detailed Analysis are Now Available.



NEET 2017 Answer Key and Solutions – Check Here

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 will be conducted on May 7, 2017, by CBSE. It will be pen paper mode examination. It is national level entrance test organized for providing admission in medical courses (MBBS and BDS) offered in medical/dental colleges. NEET 2017 result will be announced on June 8, 2017. NEET 2017 Answer Key Detailed Text & Video Solutions along with Exhaustive Analysis will be available on 7th may, 2017, 5:00 pm onwards.

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JEE Advanced 2017: How to prepare for the exam

Over 2.21 lakh students, who have cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, will now take the JEE (Advanced) for around 11,000 seats in IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) in the country on May 21.

Usually, if you score around 40% (general category), you can get a seat in one of the IITs. The cutoff goes down to around 30-35% at times. Don’t worry about the outcome, just focus on solving the questions.

Here is how you can prepare for the exam in these few days:

1. Solve the test papers of JEE (Advanced) from the past 10 years.

2. Identify the questions from topics that you can solve in all the tests. Work on the weak topics by solving more problems from a good book or coaching material.

3. Write the important formula of all the topics from the syllabus and revise them 2 days before the exam.

4. If you have enrolled in a coaching institute then follow the plan given by them, especially the practice tests. Revise the coaching material well.

5. Feel confident about whatever you know. It’s not necessary to know everything to get a seat in an IIT. But for getting a top rank, you need to know everything in depth.

6. While practicing at home before the exam, you should keep the time limit in mind. This will increase your speed. You have to be fast then only you can attempt a good number of questions.

7. Get a good sleep for 6-7 hours every night at least 7 days before the exam and don’t nap during the day. Try to do practice work between 9am and 12pm and then 2pm-5pm to develop a good stamina. Get up at around 6am every day as on the day of the exam you will have to get up at 6am and be active until 5pm. So follow this routine every day to get the maximum output from your body and mind that day. You will not feel tired during the exam, especially during the second paper. Usually, many students don’t perform well in the second paper due to tiredness/weakness.

8. Follow good food habits these days due to tough summer. Drink milk or fresh juice every day and eat fresh fruits every day. Eat a good breakfast with some solid stuff such as bananas, apples, mango, poha etc so that you have all the energy. Eat light food between the first and second paper. Wash your face with cold water and put some water on your head as well. Take a 10-15 minute power nap, see the formulae with cool mind and do not have any fear. Also, don’t discuss the first paper with anyone.

9. Be careful about negative marking. Attempt only those questions that you are fully confident about.

10. Try to solve simple questions first. You can identify them by their length, options, and figure/graph. Instead of doing all the questions from one subject, attempt simpler questions from all subjects first. Then do the moderate questions and finally the toughest ones. If you can’t solve some questions even after this selection procedure, don’t get demotivated. Always be confident and attempt the next questions. Don’t hesitate in leaving those that will consume more time. There are enough number of questions that can get you a seat.

(Article by R.K. Verma. Verma is the managing director and head of academics at Kota-based Resonance Eduventures Limited. Views expressed here are personal.)

Source: Hindustan Times