# A Detailed Analysis (Cut-off, Answer Key, Solution and Subject-Wise Discussion) by Resonance

On 3-April-2016, JEE (Main) 2016 was conducted for students opting to take this exam by offline mode. This is the fourth edition of this Exam after wide ranging changes were introduced in year 2013 by CBSE and Ministry of HRD. Around 12 Lakh students are slated to appear for this exam in offline and online modes.

JEE (Main) 2016 was conducted in two parts (Paper 1 and Paper 2). Paper 1 was conducted from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and Paper 2 for B. Arch. Aspirants was conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Paper 1 was for students applying for engineering seats in engineering colleges, while paper 2 was for students applying for B. Arch degrees

The analysis below pertains to only Paper 1, which was for engineering aspirants.

# Overall Marks Distribution

The paper pattern was same as last year. The paper had 90 questions each worth 4 marks. All questions were objective type with single correct option. Subject wise each subject had 30 questions of 120 marks.

# 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 faculty of Resonance. The individual ratings are then averaged to calculate overall difficulty level.

• 1: Easy
• 2: Moderate
• Difficult
 Subject Difficulty Level Chemistry 1.63 Mathematics 1.83 Physics 1.73 Overall Average 1.73

# Difficulty Level Analysis: No of Questions

Resonance experts feel that all subjects were of similar difficulty level, while mathematics was on tougher side compared with chemistry & physics. While around 148 Marks can be considered easy overall, 160 marks are relatively difficult and 52 marks are considered difficult by Resonance Team.

Overall, it is felt that while paper is moderate, the cut-off would decrease because of increase in number of seats from 1,50,000 to 2,00,000.

# Physics Analysis

Topic wise Allocation of Marks

 UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTION TOTAL MARKS % WEIGHTAGE Physics 30 120 100.00% Electrodynamics 6 24 20.00% Alternating Current 1 4 3.33% Capacitance 1 4 3.33% Current Electricity 1 4 3.33% Electro Magnetic Field 2 8 6.67% Electrostatics 1 4 3.33% Heat & Thermodynamics 3 12 10.00% KTG & Thermodynamics 3 12 10.00% Mechanics 7 28 23.33% Error in Measurement 2 8 6.67% Gravitation 1 4 3.33% Rigid Body Dynamics 2 8 6.67% Work, Power & Energy 2 8 6.67% Modern Physics 8 32 26.67% Electromagnetic waves & communication 2 8 6.67% Modern Physics 2 8 6.67% Semiconductors 4 16 13.33% Optics 3 12 10.00% Geometrical Optics & Physical Optics 2 8 6.67% Wave Optics 1 4 3.33% SHM & Waves 3 12 10.00% SHM 1 4 3.33% Sound Waves 1 4 3.33% String Wave 1 4 3.33% Grand Total 30 120 100.00%

# Chemistry Analysis

Topic wise Allocation of Marks

 UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTION TOTAL MARKS % WEIGHTAGE Chemistry 30 120 100.00% Inorganic Chemistry-I 6 24 20.00% Chemical Bonding 2 8 6.67% Hydrogen & Its Compounds 1 4 3.33% p-block 1 4 3.33% Periodic Table & Periodicity in Properties 1 4 3.33% s-block 1 4 3.33% Inorganic Chemistry-II 6 24 20.00% Coordination Compounds 2 8 6.67% d-block & f-block Elements 2 8 6.67% Metallurgy 1 4 3.33% Qualitative Analysis 1 4 3.33% Organic Chemistry-I 2 8 6.67% General Organic Chemistry- II 2 8 6.67% Organic Chemistry-II 8 32 26.67% biomolecules 1 4 3.33% Carbohydrates, Amino Acids and Polymers 1 4 3.33% Environmental Chemistry 1 4 3.33% Hydrocarbon (Alkane, Alkene & Alkyne) 3 12 10.00% Practical Organic Chemistry 2 8 6.67% Physical Chemistry-I 4 16 13.33% Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry 1 4 3.33% Chemical Equilibrium 1 4 3.33% Gaseous State 1 4 3.33% Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry 1 4 3.33% Physical Chemistry-II 4 16 13.33% Chemical Kinetics 1 4 3.33% Solution & Colligative Properties 1 4 3.33% Surface Chemistry 2 8 6.67% Grand Total 30 120 100.00%

# Mathematics Analysis

Topic wise Allocation of Marks

 UNIT & TOPIC NAME NO OF QUESTION TOTAL MARKS % WEIGHTAGE Mathematics 30 120 100.00% Algebra 1 4 3.33% Vector 1 4 3.33% Binomial Theorem 1 4 3.33% Binomial Theorem 1 4 3.33% Complex Numbers 1 4 3.33% Complex Numbers 1 4 3.33% Coordinate Geometry 5 20 16.67% Circle 2 8 6.67% Hyperbola 1 4 3.33% Parabola 1 4 3.33% Straight line 1 4 3.33% Co-ordinate Geometry (3-D) 2 8 6.67% Co-ordinate Geometry (3-D) 2 8 6.67% Differential Calculus 5 20 16.67% Application of Derivatives 1 4 3.33% Functions 1 4 3.33% Limit, Continuity & Differentiability 1 4 3.33% Methods of Differentiation 1 4 3.33% Tangent & Normal 1 4 3.33% Integral Calculus 4 16 13.33% area under curve 1 4 3.33% Definite integration 1 4 3.33% Differential equation 1 4 3.33% indefinite integration 1 4 3.33% Mathematical Reasoning 1 4 3.33% Mathematical Reasoning 1 4 3.33% Matrix & Determinants 2 8 6.67% Matrices & Determinants 2 8 6.67% Permutation & Combination 1 4 3.33% Permutation & Combination 1 4 3.33% Probability 1 4 3.33% Probability 1 4 3.33% Quadratic Equation 1 4 3.33% Quadratic Equation 1 4 3.33% Sequence & Series 2 8 6.67% Sequence & Series 2 8 6.67% Statistics 1 4 3.33% Statistics 1 4 3.33% Trigonometry 2 8 6.67% Trigo. Ratio & identities 1 4 3.33% Trigonometric Equation 1 4 3.33% Grand Total 30 120 100.00%

# Expected Cutoff

 JEE (Main) 2016: Tentative# Cutoff Table for JEE (Advanced) 2016 Category % Reservation Total Seats Cut-off Marks* % Cutoff General 50.5% 1,01,000 99 27.49% OBC 27.0% 54,000 64 17.84% SC 15.0% 30,000 43 11.99% ST 7.5% 15,000 37 10.24% Total 100.0% 2,00,000 JEE (Main) 2016: Maximum Marks 360 * For Qualification in JEE (Advanced) if student is also in Top-20% or minimum of 75% marks in class-12 # The Cut-off of JEE (Main) 2016 for JEE (Advanced) 2016 is estimated on the basis of Previous Year Data and Toughness Analysis of JEE (Main) 2016 Paper by Resonance Experts. These are not official data released by Authorities concerned.

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## 42 thoughts on “JEE Main 2016: A detailed analysis by Resonance Expert Team”

1. Pratyush Shukla says:

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2. rajesh kumar panda says:

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3. Atharva says:

Sir is there any chances that cut off will cross 110 marks ?
Pls ans my question

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• Well if you satisfy the board criteria, as per our prediction, you may qualify.

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4. Surya Dilip says:

good job. A very meticulous analysis.

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5. Yash says:

Sir, is this cutoff inclusive of bonus marks of three ques.

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6. Prodeepto Mukherjee says:

Now someone’s talking. …… Great analysis 😉

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7. srikar says:

very god analysis sir !!! very useful for online applied students

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8. Om says:

Thank You!
A great detailed analysis.
Useful for Online Applicants.

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9. Abhijit Das says:

Sir , two questions were completely wrong… one in maths(binomial theorem) and the other in chemistry(eudiometry) . Will we get bonus marks?(attempted/not attempted)

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• CBSE is a responsible body and will not do anything which is against interest of students. You should wait for the result declaration.

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10. Ayush says:

Fantastic analysis.

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11. is the cutoff with bonus or without bonus

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12. Sahil says:

Is cutoff going to increase or decrease from previous year’s??

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13. debashis says:

awesome detailed analysis…leaves no doubt…logical.

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14. Kapil says:

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• Dear Kapil
As per our prediction the cutoff can be around 100 marks, but this is not the official cutoff and the final status will be cleared only after the announcement of result of JEE Main by CBSE.

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15. vishal says:

sir , the top 20percentile criteria , is it for only 12 std or both 11 12.
bcoz i am from gujarat board where both 11 and 12 std marks are counted

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16. Ujjwal Somani says:

sir iam getting 96 marks wihout any bonus .should i prepare for advanced

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17. I am Getting 99 with your answer check tool. Can I qualify??

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18. beyondthestars637 says:

i am getting 97 marks.Should i start preparing for jee adv?

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• Well if you haven’t started yet, then you should because there are chances that you can qualify for JEE Advanced.

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19. Prabhat says:

Sir I am getting around only 110 marks in jee. But I am performing excellent performance in my coaching …I am expecting around 220 but getting such little broken my heart so sir how I prepare for jee advance.. As it broke my heart and thought. Now I am not in mood like before mains .. Sir please give me right way that how I put hard for advance

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• Dear Prabhat
What’s done is done. The marks that you are getting should be enough to qualify for JEE Advanced. And as there are very less chances that you will get a good rank in JEE Main, you should prepare with full capacity for JEE Advanced.

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20. beyondthestars637 says:

what are the prospects after clearing the cut off of jee mains paper 2(b.arch)?

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21. revathy s m says:

sir i am getting 184 marks, is ther any chance that i can get CS at nit calicut,i have state reservation and i am OBC ncl

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• Well wait for you JEE Main Rank and then you can compare it with the last year opening and closing rank of the branches you are targeting.

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22. tony says:

Sir im getting 106 will i qualify?

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23. Sachin says:

Sir u guys are something out of the world. So presice cutoff. I love you all. Thnks a lot.

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• We try hard to be precise :).
Assuring our best assistance always.

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24. prabhakar says:

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25. prabhakar says:

it is very useful for preparation for jee

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26. prabhakar says:

it is very useful for preparation for me……….

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27. AKSHAY says: