JEE Main April 2nd 2017 Answer Key: The answer key for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains and analysis with exam solutions have now been released by many sources including some well known coaching centres. Find them below.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has conducted the pen & paper based Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) mains 2017 today while the computer based test will be held on 8th and 9th April 2017. As per the trend, the B.E./B.Tech aspirants (notably called paper 1) can take the exam in online/offline mode whereas test for B.Arch/B.Planning aspirants is conducted in offline mode only. Named JEE mains paper 2, the B.Arch entrance was also scheduled for today..
Reportedly, CBSE had organised 1,781 centres in 109 cities for smooth holding of JEE main 2017 and nearly 10.2 lakh aspirants have taken the entrance today. That’s a decline of around 2 lakh candidates since last year if the the data of this year’s number is correct. In 2016, CBSE had received 12.07 lakh applications for JEE main and around 11 lakh appeared, furthermore, only 1.98 lakh qualified the mains.
In 2015, 13.04 lakh had appeared which shows the dropping interest in engineering course. Up till now, state level CETs have drawn candidates in great numbers but all that will change from 2018 when AICTE has decided to conduct single entrance exam for all engineering admissions.
What’s new in 2017:
In 2017, the exam also witnessed few major changes. Firstly, the weightage given to the class 12 marks in calculating the JEE main ranks has been removed.
And then, a minimum of 75% or being in the top 20 percentile in the class 12 exams of their respective boards should be attained by the candidates if they wish to qualify for admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs or such other CFTIs based on JEE Main or JEE advanced ranks. For SC/ST students, the requirement is 65% in 12 class board exams.
The JEE Apex board has also increased the number of candidates who can sit for JEE Advanced, if qualified. A total of 2,20,000 candidates are allowed to sit for Advanced exam after mains and IIT Madras will be conducting it.
The offline examination for JEE main 2017 paper 1 and paper 2 took place in two sessions. Paper 1 was held in morning shift (9:30 am to 12:30 pm) and paper 2 from 2 pm to 5 pm.
In paper 1, Questions were asked from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with each section having equal weightage of marks. The paper carried 90 questions, 30 from each section for a maximum total of 360 marks obtainable. Each correct answer will get students 4 marks while each false answer will lead to a deduction of 1 mark as per the provision of negative marking. If you’ve marked no answer, no mark(s) will be deducted.
Paper 2 had 3 parts. 1st part (aptitude test) consisted of 50 objective type questions of 4 marks each. 2nd part was of Mathematics having 30 questions of 4 marks each and the 3rd part was the drawing test, carrying 2 questions of total 70 marks.
While the JEE main 2017 official answer keys will be released tentatively around 18 April, the coaching institutions upload the answer keys with solutions starting from today evening only. The answer keys will be provided separately for each set and paper.
Some of those prominent coaching centres are, Resonance, Aakash, Career Point, Sri Chaitanya, Narayan institute, Triumph academy, FIITJEE, Rao IIT academy and Allen Kota. Although we will update the answer keys and solutions and a detailed analysis of the paper here, candidates may also visit these centres’ websites for the answer keys and more. Some online portals/forums also live stream the sessions on solving the JEE main paper. Rest assured, all the related resources will be available here in the evening.
What’s ahead: The results of the JEE Main 2017 will be announced by April 27th and the All India Ranks will be published sometime around mid-June. The rank cards will be allotted to the candidates after the publication of rank list and the counselling scheduled will be notified later on. Keep following ExamsWatch for news on JEE main exam.
Note: The answer keys and solutions with courtesy of the respective coaching institution.