Analysis of JEE Advanced 2014 Exam


Analysis of JEE Advanced 2014 Exam


The JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Advanced 2014 was successfully conducted on May 25, 2014 for admissions to ISM Dhanbad and the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology). Out of the 13 lakh candidates who took JEE Main, about 1.5 lakh candidates were shortlisted for JEE Advance exam. The following post analyses the JEE Advance 2014 to let the aspiring candidates know more about the entrance exam.

The Exam Analysis

The maximum marks and number of questions remained same as last year, however there was a huge difference in the marking pattern. There was no negative marking and the questions required analytical and reasoning abilities. This year, two types of questions were included in the paper:

1)      Ten questions (multiple choice) with one or more than one correct answers

2)     Ten questions (numerical based) with 0-9 digits as answer

Marking Scheme

Paper I and Paper II included 60 questions with 3 marks each. The different sections included Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The total marks of each paper was 180 (60*3), making a combined score of 360.

Paper I did not attract any negative marks for wrong answers, but Paper II included a penalty of one mark for every wrong answer.


Paper Paper 1 Paper 2  
Subjects Physics Chemistry Mathematics Physics Chemistry Mathematics
No of Qs 20 20 20 20 20 20
Total Marks 60 60 60 60 60 60


The Difficulty Level

This year, the difficulty level of questions in JEE Advance was average to high. Experts suggest that out of all the 3 subjects, Chemistry was the most difficult paper, while Physics and Mathematics were comparatively easier.

Paper 1:


The format of Paper I was lengthy, but easier than the last year. Paper I Chemistry was considered as one of the most difficult sections in the exam. Mathematics section included several conceptual questions, whereas Physics paper was included several questions that were speed breakers. Physics section was difficult due to lengthy calculations and the time required checking each option.


Paper 2:


Like last year, Paper II was of 3 hours. It was comparatively easier but carried negative marking. The students who had followed regular studies would not have found Paper II very difficult. The comprehensive and SCQ questions were much easier. Physics section in Paper II was easier than that in Paper I. However, due to negative marking it was slightly difficult to score more in the second paper. In Chemistry, the options were too close in MCQ. Moreover, the questions in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry increased its difficulty level than the last year. Mathematics paper was tougher, but balanced as Paper-I included only 5 questions from 11th syllabus, while 15 questions from 12th syllabus.


The exam scores are accepted by Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, the IITs, and other reputed institutions. Study the exam patterns of the last couple of years to get an idea about JEE Advance exam and give your 100 per cent to get admission in one of the prestigious engineering colleges in India. The intake capacity of institutions accepting the score can be checked at the official website.


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