JEE (Main) 2022 Paper-I was held on 29 June 2022 for aspirants to BE / B.Tech. There were 90 questions in the paper 1 and the total score was 300. Five out of 10 had to try numerical questions. Section, The total number of questions students should try is 75.

The magazine has three sections and each section has two sections:

Part-I-Physics had a total of 30 questions – Second-I had 20 multiple choice questions with single correct answers and Sec-II had 10 numeric-based questions, only 5 of which were to be attempted. Marking Scheme for Multiple Choice Questions +4 for Correct Response, -1 for Incorrect Response, if not attempted 0. Marking Scheme for Numerical Based Questions +4 for Correct Response, -1 for Incorrect Response and in all other cases 0. Total marks for this section are 100.

Part-II-Chemistry had a total of 30 questions – Second-I had 20 multiple choice questions with single correct answers and Sec-II had 10 numerically based questions only 5 of which were to be attempted. Marking Scheme for Multiple Choice Questions +4 for Correct Response, -1 for Incorrect Response, if not attempted 0. Marking Scheme for Numerical Based Questions +4 for Correct Response, -1 for Incorrect Response and in all other cases 0. Total marks for this section are 100.

Part III-Mathematics had a total of 30 questions – Second-I had 20 multiple choice questions with single correct answers and Sec-II had 10 numeric based questions only 5 of which were to be attempted. Marking Scheme for Multiple Choice Questions +4 for Correct Response, -1 for Incorrect Response, if not attempted 0. Marking Scheme for Numerical Based Questions +4 for Correct Response, -1 for Incorrect Response and in all other cases 0. Total marks for this section are 100.

Questions XI and XII cover almost all the chapters of the CBSE Board. It was a balanced paper according to the students in terms of the scope of the chapters.

**Level of difficulty (next session) according to student feedback on 29 June, 2022.**

Math – Medium tough level. Questions are asked from all chapters with emphasis on conic sections and algebraic chapters. Some good questions have been asked from chapters such as binomial theorem, statistics, mathematical reasoning, probability, matrices, advances, circle, parabola, ellipse, 3D geometry, specific integrals, area under curves, differential equations. The numerical section had long calculations. Some questions have been reported to be long and tricky.

Physics – easy to moderate. Questions asked by Kinetics, Laws of Motion, Heat and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Magnetism, AC Circuits, Current Electricity, Modern Physics, Ray and Wave Optics, Semiconductors and SHM. Some numerically based queries were easy. Overall, this section was balanced according to students.

Chemistry – Easy Level. More weight has been given to inorganic and organic chemistry. Numerically based questions come mostly from physical chemistry – electrochemistry, mole concept, ionic equilibrium. Questions on daily life chemistry, environmental chemistry, D-block, aldehydes and ketones, alcohols, phenols, biomolecules, chemical bonding, solutions, nuclear structure. Real-time questions from the NCERT were easy.

In difficult mode – math was moderately hard but chemistry was easy in three respects. Overall, this paper was moderate to high according to students.

*(The author is Ramesh Butlish Head – FITITJEE Noida. The views expressed here are personal.)*