JEE Main 2021 Analysis – Difficulty Level, Weightage, Expected Cutoff

JEE Main 2021 Analysis – Out of the four attempts of JEE Main 2021, two have been held. The rest of the 2 attempts have been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic situation. New dates will be decided and announced at jeemain.nta.nic.in and nta.ac.in.

The candidates who are preparing for the upcoming 2 attempts must be curious to know how was the paper this year in the February and March attempt. To appease the curiosity, we have provided here the analysis of JEE Main 2021 Feb and March attempt.

Analysis of the upcoming 3rd attempt of JEE Main 2021 will be also available on this page for each shift once the exam starts.

JEE Main 2021 Analysis – March

In the JEE Main 2021 March attempt, the exam was held over a period of 3 days and 2 shifts per day. The overall analysis of the March session is as follows:

#1. Difficulty level

  • The most difficult section in all the shifts was Mathematics.
  • Physics was moderate.
  • Chemistry was the easiest.

Talking about the overall exam, the paper was moderate to easy.

#2. Weightage of Topics

The weightage of the topics vary from shift to shift. However in the overall exam, the topics that seemed to appear with maximum weightage are as follows:

Maths: Questions were asked from chapters majorly from Calculus & Algebra. Weightage was given to chapters like Vectors, Matrices, Probability, 3 D Geometry, Complex numbers in Algebra.

Physics: Questions asked from Modern Physics, Electrostatics, Magnetism, Current Electricity, AC Circuits, Error Analysis, Semi-conductors & Communication devices.

Chemistry: Organic & Physical Chemistry was given more weightage as compared to Inorganic Chemistry. Questions came from polymers, biomolecules, phenols, ethers, Faraday’s law, metallurgy, polymers, Van ‘t Hoff factor.

#3. Exam Pattern Followed

The exam pattern set by NTA was followed each day and in each shift. The pattern that was followed is given below:

  • Mathematics – Section A: 20 Qs, Section B: 10 Qs
  • Physics – Section A: 20 Qs, Section B: 10 Qs
  • Chemistry – Section A: 20 Qs, Section B: 10 Qs
  • Section A – Only MCQs. All compulsory.
  • Section B – Only NVT questions. Answer any 5 questions out of 10.
  • Total – 90 Qs (Attempt 75), 300 Marks

#4. Check Day wise and shift wise JEE Main 2021 Mar Analysis and Answer Keys

After each day and shift, you can check the paper analysis from here. With it, you can access the links for question paper and answer keys.

DateAnalysis of shift 1Analysis of shift 2Question Paper & Key
16 Mar 2021Available!Available!Get Here
17 Mar 2021Available!Available!Get Here
18 Mar 2021Available!Available!Get Here

JEE Main 2021 Analysis – February

In the JEE Main 2021 Feb attempt, the exam was held over a period of 4 days and 2 shifts per day. The overall analysis of the March session is as follows:

#1. Difficulty level

  • After the analysis of all the shifts of the Feb exam, it has been observed that the session was overall easy to moderate in difficulty level.
  • In almost all the shifts, Maths was moderate to difficult and lengthy.
  • Physics was easy to moderate.
  • Chemistry was easy with NCERT based questions.

#2. Weightage of Topics

The weightage of the topics vary from shift to shift. However in the overall exam, the topics that seemed to appear with maximum weightage are as follows:

Maths: Quadratic equations, mathematical reasoning, height and distance, probability, coordinate geometry, arithmetic mean, limit and differentiation, calculus, integration, area under curve, parabola, circle, vector and 3D, matrices and determinants.

Physics: Questions asked from transistors, diode, kinematics, friction, Modern Physics, Electrostatics, Magnetism, Current Electricity, AC Circuits, Error Analysis, semiconductors & Communication devices.

Chemistry:  chemistry in everyday lives, there were match the questions of the following types from polymer, bio-molecules, reactions from mixed concepts, substitution, conversions, coordination chemistry, chemical bonding, surface chemistry, solid-state.

#3. Exam Pattern Followed

The exam pattern set by NTA was followed each day and in each shift. The pattern that was followed is given below:

  • Mathematics – Section A: 20 Qs, Section B: 10 Qs
  • Physics – Section A: 20 Qs, Section B: 10 Qs
  • Chemistry – Section A: 20 Qs, Section B: 10 Qs
  • Section A – Only MCQs. All compulsory.
  • Section B – Only NVT questions. Answer any 5 questions out of 10.
  • Total – 90 Qs (Attempt 75), 300 Marks

#4. Check Day wise and shift wise JEE Main 2021 Feb analysis and answer Keys

The exam in Feb was held over a period of 4 days and 2 shifts each day. Paper 2 and 2b were held on the first day. In rest of the days, paper 1 was conducted.

DateAnalysis of shift 1Analysis of shift 2Question Paper & Key
23 Feb 2021Click HereClick HereClick Here
24 Feb 2021Click HereClick HereClick Here
25 Feb 2021Click HereClick HereClick Here
26 Feb 2021Click hereClick hereClick Here

JEE Main 2021 Cutoff

With the analysis, candidates can get the JEE Main 2021 expected cutoff based on the review of the memory-based questions shared by the candidates. After the March and February session the expected cutoff of the exam as per the experts is as follows:

CategoryExpected Cutoff Percentile
GEN90 to 95
GEN-EWS70 to 75
OBC70 to 75
SC50 to 55
ST40 to 45
PwD1 to 2

The cutoff of JEE Main 2021 is announced with the result after all the attempts are over. The cutoff marks in the scorecard will be the minimum marks needed to be able to appear for JEE Advanced 2021 for admission in the IITs.

Candidates can check the JEE Main cutoff from last year.

Category202020192018201720162015
Open90.376533589.75488497481100105
Gen EWS70.243551878.2174869
OBC NCL72.888796974.316655745497070
SC50.176024554.012815529325250
ST39.069610144.334517224274844
PWD0.06185240.11371730-3501

JEE Main 2021 Analysis – Number of Applicants and Candidates Appearing For Exam!

This year a record registration has been received for JEE Main 2021. As per the reports 21.75 lakh registrations have been made by JEE (Main) aspirants to take the test in 4 attempts.

Total registrations received for JEE Main 2021 all 4 attempts:

  • Feb attempt: 6,61,761
  • March attempt: 5,04,540
  • April attempt: 4,98,910
  • May attempt: 5,09,972

Here is an overview of the registration received from the top cities of the nation:

StateFeb attemptMar attemptApr attemptMay attemptTotal
Maharashtra76,74465,77555,12369,0362,66,678
Andhra Pradesh87,79753,32353,57660,2222,54,918
Uttar Pradesh71,67650,69751,86853,7212,27,962
Telengana73,78252,38948,86851,8962,26,935

Significance of JEE Main Exam Analysis

Via the JEE Main 2021 paper analysis candidates can benefit in the following ways:

  • Understand the difficulty level of the exam.
  • Observe any particular pattern that is followed in the exam, like in JEE Main Physics and Maths always range in difficult to moderate range. Chemistry is always the easiest and NCERT based.
  • Get an idea of JEE Main cut-off for JEE Advanced 2021.
  • Understand the weightage of topics asked, using which the candidates of the upcoming shifts can do their last-minute revision.
  • Know if there is any repetition of the questions from last year or between the shifts.
  • Overall, candidates get to know a picture of how the exam is going on.

Past Year JEE Main Analysis – Download PDFs

Last year there were 2 attempts of JEE Main. The first attempt was held in January and the second one was initially supposed to be in April, but got postponed to September. You can check the analysis of the exam from the past year below:

Exam DayDownload Analysis of JEE Main Jan ExamDownload Analysis of JEE Main Sep Exam
Day 1Check HereCheck Here
Day 2Check HereCheck Here
Day 3Check HereCheck here
Day 4Check HereCheck here
Day 5Check Here
Day 6Check Here

JEE Main 2021 Analysis FAQs

Qs. When will JEE Main 2021 exam analysis be available?

Ans. You can check the analysis / review of JEE Main 2021 exam 15-20 minutes after your exam.

Qs. What does the review / analysis of JEE Main 2021 exam cover?

Ans. The analysis covers difficulty level, topic distribution, expected cut off.

Qs. What about the JEE Main 2021 answer key?

Ans. You can also check the JEE Main 2021 answer key from the links given on this page.

Qs. Which was the toughest subject in JEE Mains 2021?

Ans. As per the analysis of Feb and Mar session, Physics was the toughest of all 3 sections. This is followed by maths and chemistry was the easiest.

Qs. How was the difficulty level of JEE Main 2021 March and Feb session?

Ans. The March and Feb session was moderate to difficult.

Qs. What is a good score in JEE Mains 2021?

Ans. 85+ percentile is a good score in JEE Main 2021.

Qs. Will JEE Mains 2021 be tough?

Ans. This cannot be said. However, the March attempt was a bit tougher than the Feb attempt.

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