Analysis of JEE 2014 Exam

 

If you are reading this, very likely you are a student who is going to write the JEE Main 2015. If this is the case, then you will welcome any last minute tips about the all-important exam that is just around the corner.

So we present here a brief analysis of the JEE Main 2014, dealing with it according to subject.

 

Physics

 

  • Overall tougher, than the previous year
  • Lots of conceptual questions that could have been answered in a short time by well -prepared candidates
  • Some questions were on completely new situations
  • Most numerical questions (except 4) did not require extensive mathematical working.
  • Students who focused on learning concepts rather than extensive problem solving would have handled this section better.
  • If this continues for JEE Main 2015, and as a trend, the same kind of students will benefit once again

Chemistry

 

  • Many knowledge based questions.
  • Very specific knowledge of reactants, products and trends was required.
  • Some of the Physical Chemistry questions required extensive working.
    • Students who studied approximation techniques properly, would have solved these problems in significantly less time as the alternatives were far enough apart.
  • There seems to be a shift towards
    • specialized knowledge for Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
    • lengthier solutions in Physical Chemistry
  • Students who had studied these subjects consistently over many months would have been at an advantage over last minute crammers

Mathematics

 

  • Considerably tougher than previous papers
    • Definite shift towards concepts based questions
  • Contained questions not addressed in the NCERT books
    • Conceptual Knowledge was required to address them
  • Solutions were lengthy with little possibility of using short cuts
    • Methodical Solution skills were therefore essential

Overall

 

  • A well prepared student would have been able to save time in the Physics and Chemistry sections to focus on the tougher Mathematics questions
  • Rote learning would have helped students in the Chemistry section, but it would be insufficient to address the other two sections 

Conclusion and Final Tips

 

  • Brush Up Your Concepts

    • Make Flash Cards
    • This is an excellent way to revise now.
    • Will also make for handy material for quick studying
    • Click here to read more on Flash Cards
  • Be Methodical in your approach
    Use the ClearConcepts 4 Step Approach

    • Step 1
      • Write down the problem statement.
        What answer do you want?
      • Write down the information at hand
    • Step 2
      • Plan your approach to the solution
      • What concepts are you going to use?
    • Step 3
      • Work out the problem using your approach
      • Use good approximation techniques to speed up your answers
    • Step 4
      • Review
      • If you have used the correct concept and worked out correctly, you should have arrived at one of the alternatives.
      • If you have done so
        • Check your working and reconfirm
      • If you haven’t
        • If you are sure of your approach
          • Check your working for silly mistakes
        • If you are not sure of your approach
          • Leave it alone for now. Work the rest of the paper and then return here.
  • Revise Approximation Techniques
    • These are excellent time saving devices. Familiarize yourself once again with this as an excellent addition to your armory of weapons

Wish you all the best for your exams

 

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