The JEE (Main) 2022 Paper-I for those aspiring for B.E. / B. Tech was held on 25th July 2022. The reporting time for students was 2:20 pm however the exam started sharp at 3:00 pm.

Questions covered almost all chapters of Class XI & XII CBSE Board. Balanced Paper as per students in terms of coverage of chapters. It was similar level as compared to papers held in June Session of JEE Main, 2022.

** The paper had three parts & each part had two sections: **

Part-I- Physics had total 30*questions – Sec-I had 20 Multiple choice questions with Single correct answers & Sec-II had 10 Numerical based questions out which only 5 had to be attempted. Marking scheme for multiple choice questions was +4 for correct response, -1 for incorrect response, 0 if not attempted. Marking scheme for numerical based questions was +4 for correct response, -1 for incorrect response and 0 in all other cases. Total marks of this section were 100.

Part-II- Chemistry had total 30 questions – Sec-I had 20 Multiple choice questions with Single correct answers & Sec-II had 10 Numerical based questions out which only 5 had to be attempted. Marking scheme for multiple choice questions was +4 for correct response, -1 for incorrect response, 0 if not attempted. Marking scheme for numerical based questions was +4 for correct response, -1 for incorrect response and 0 in all other cases. Total marks of this section were 100.

Part-III- Mathematics had total 30 questions – Sec-I had 20 Multiple choice questions with Single correct answers & Sec-II had 10 Numerical based questions out which only 5 had to be attempted. Marking scheme for multiple choice questions was +4 for correct response, -1 for incorrect response, 0 if not attempted. Marking scheme for numerical based questions was +4 for correct response, -1 for incorrect response and 0 in all other cases. Total marks of this section were 100

**The level of difficultly as per feedback from students on 25th July , 2022 (Afternoon Session).**

Mathematics – Moderate level. Questions were asked from all chapters with emphasis on Chapters of Vector Algebra & Conic Sections. Weightage was given to Vectors, Matrices, Probability, 3 D Geometry, Complex numbers in Algebra. Circle, Parabola and Ellipse in Co-ordinate Geometry. Calculus given less weightage as per students. Numerical Based question had lengthy calculations as per students. Few also reported it was tricky.

Physics – Easy to Moderate level. Questions were equally asked from Class XI & XII Chapters. Some good questions were asked from Mechanics, Electrostatics, EM Waves, Magnetism, Current Electricity, Semiconductors & Communication Systems. Few Numerical based questions were easy. Few fact-based questions from class XII chapters of NCERT were also asked.

Chemistry – Easy level. Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry were given more weightage compared to Inorganic Chemistry. Numerical Based questions from Physical Chemistry were easy. Inorganic Chemistry had questions mostly from NCERT.

In terms of order of Difficulty – Mathematics was Moderately while Chemistry was easiest amongst the three subjects. Overall, this paper was of Moderate level as per students.

*(Author Ramesh Batlish is Head-FIITJEE Noida. Views expressed here are personal.)*