National Testing Agency (NTA) recently postponed the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2021 April session amid the rising COVID-19 cases. The April 2021 session was scheduled to be conducted on April 27, 28 and 29, 2021. However, the entrance exam has been postponed to a later date and the revised schedule shall be notified 15 days prior to the commencement of the exam. While waiting for the new dates, here is the analysis of JEE Main 2021 February and March Sessions. Looking at the analysis, candidates may get an idea of the topics or chapters to focus on while preparing for the competitive exam.
JEE Main 2021 February session was conducted on February 27, 28 and 29, 2021. In the first session, reports suggest that Physics was easy to moderate while Chemistry and Mathematics were moderate in terms of difficulty level.
The physics section primarily covered questions from four topics – Mechanics, Heat & Thermodynamics, Electrostatics & Magnetism and, Current Electricity & EMI. The paper consisted of 2-3 questions from Mechanics, 3-5 from Heat & Thermodynamics, 5-6 from Electrostatics & Magnetism and, 4-5 from Current Electricity & EMI. Hence, candidates must focus more on chapters related to magnetism and electricity.
In the Chemistry section, 8-10 questions were from Organic Chemistry, 8-10 questions from inorganic chemistry and 7-8 questions from Physical chemistry. Due to an almost unform distribution of questions, candidates must not neglect any chapter.
In Mathematics, 5-7 questions were asked from Coordinate Geometry, 7-9 from Algebra, 7-8 from Calculus and 2-4 from trigonometry. Going by this trend, candidates must prioritise topics pertaining to Algebra and Calculus more compared to other topics.
A similar trend was followed in JEE Main 2021 March session conducted on March 16, 17 and 18, 2021. As per reports, the Physics section was moderate while Chemistry was easy and Mathematics was moderate but lengthy for candidates.
The physics section primarily covered questions from three topics during this session – Mechanics, Electrostatics & Magnetism and, Optics & Modern Physics. The paper consisted of 3-5 questions from Mechanics, 6-8 from Electrostatics & Magnetism and, 5-6 from Optics & Modern Physics. Comparing this with the February session, it is clear that magnetism and chapters on electricity are given more emphasis.
In the Chemistry section, 10-12 questions were from Organic Chemistry, 10-12 questions from inorganic chemistry and 8-10 questions from Physical chemistry. This suggests a uniform distribution of questions over the three Chemistry sections, observed before during February session. Hence, all three sections must be given equal importance.
In Mathematics, 7-9 questions were asked from Algebra, 7-8 from Calculus and 2-4 from trigonometry. This pattern is similar to the February session with the exception of Coordinate Geometry. Hence, candidates are advised to focus more on topics related to Algebra and Calculus.