National Testing Agency (NTA) successfully conducted the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021 Day 3 Shift 2 today, August 31, 2021. The second shift of 3 hours duration was conducted from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This year, in an attempt to leverage the overall marks of candidates amid the COVID-19 pandemic, candidates were given a choice to attempt 5 out of the 10 Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions. This internal choice in the question paper is likely to improve the overall marks of candidates in the JEE Main 2021 session 4 examination.

As per the students’ reaction, the overall paper was moderate in terms of levels of difficulty. While Mathematics was easy but lengthy to solve, Chemistry and Physics were of easy to moderate level. Here is a comprehensive analysis of JEE Main 2021 Day 3 Shift 2 –

**Analysis of Mathematics – which hot topics were given ample focus?**

Similar to previous days, the Mathematics section was lengthy but easy-to-moderate level of difficulty. According to students, the calculus portion was given considerable weightage in the paper. Additionally, 1 question was asked from the Statistics portion and 1 question from Mathematical Reasoning.

In case of Calculus and Algebra, topics such as Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives, Matrices, Progressions, Binomial Theorem, Definite Integral, Vectors and 3D Geometry featured in the JEE Main 2021 session 4 paper.

According to few students, the NAT questions required lengthy calculations. Thus, while the section was easy to solve, some students were unable to attempt all questions.

**Physics Analysis – key topics asked in the exam**

Surprisingly, candidates found the Physics section to be of easy-to-moderate level. An equal and uniform weightage was given to all chapters with special emphasis on Mechanics and Thermodynamics.

To the advantage of candidates, there were many scoring questions from Wave Optics, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Semiconductors and Electromagnetic Induction. In terms of NAT questions, there was a mix of opinions. While some found them lengthy but easy to solve, others found them to be tricky.

**Chemistry Analysis – Organic Chemistry given maximum weightage!**

This section was easy to solve, giving candidates ample time to focus on other subject sections. In comparison to Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry was given more weightage with emphasis on chapters such as Amines, Biomolecules, Alcohols and Environmental Chemistry. Another plus point was that fact-based questions from NCERT also featured in this section.

Overall, the level of difficulty in JEE Main 2021 Day 3 Shift 2 was similar to previous sessions. With two more days of exam left i.e., September 01 and 02, 2021, only time will tell whether this trend will continue or will students be caught by surprise.