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JEE Mains Exam Analysis 2023: Difficulty Level & Good Attempts

Author : Aparna

Updated On : April 4, 2023


Summary: Session 1 for JEE B.Arch exam was successfully completed on 28 January 2023, with nearly 0.46 lakh taking part in the exam across 343 centres in India. This article discusses about JEE Mains Exam Analysis 2023 and trends.

National Testing Agency conducted its 1st test for Joint Entrance Examination (Main) – 2023 Session 1 in the month of January. And our experts have given their analysis of the JEE mains paper. 

Every year, NTA successfully concludes two sessions for JEE Main Paper 2 Examination.

As much as solving previous year's papers is important, it's equally important to understand the exam analysis and reviews of the students who took the exam this year.

This post will provide details of JEE Mains Exam Analysis 2023 and the exam's difficulty level. 

JEE Mains Exam Analysis 2023

The following are the main highlights of the JEE Mains Paper 2 Exam:

  • According to the students' replies, the paper was longer than the previous year but easier.
  • To our astonishment, this year's sketching questions offered no options. There were two questions, both of which had to be answered.
  • The paper's overall level of complexity was easy to moderate.

JEE B.Arch Question Paper Analysis of Aptitude & Drawing 2023

Aptitude Questions

  • 4 - 5 questions appeared from paper folding. 
  • 4 - 5 questions appeared from the series completion
  • 3 - 4 questions appeared from the mirror Image
  • As usual, many questions appeared from Orthographic projection 

GK/ AAT Questions

  • Questions related to Monuments were asked in the form of matching the column. 
  • Who planned Chandigarh? 
  • Who constructed Qutib Minar? 
  • Patronus Tower
  • Which city is called Twin City? 

Check: GK Questions for JEE Main Paper 2

Mathematics Questions

  • Series and sequence
  • Determinant
  • Calculus
  • 3 - 4 questions were asked from 3D and Vectors
  • Limits
  • Indefinite Integration
  • Circle
  • Hyperbola
  • Determinants and matrices

JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis 2022 - Check Difficulty Level & Good Attempts

These reviews are given by the students who took the exam on 23 June 2022.

The subject matter expert stated that the mathematics and drawing sections were difficult; generally, the paper was moderate to difficult.

Let's get into the details of the topics asked in the JEE Main Paper 2 session 1. 

Check: Short tricks to crack the JEE Main Paper 2 exam on the first attempt

JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis 2022 (June Session)

JEE B.Arch - 1 Attempt 

Total Questions 78
Total Marks 400

Topics asked in each section: 


This section was difficult. The questions from the topics below appeared. 

  • Differential Equations
  • Calculus
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Hyperbola
  • Integration and differentiation

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Non-Verbal Reasoning

This section was easy to moderate; 60-70% of questions were based on views. Questions were as follows:

  • The image was given and identified the different views - Top, Side, and Front View
  • 3-D image was given - Count the total surfaces
  • Surface, Area, and Volume

GK (10-15 questions) was the easiest section 

5-6 match the following (Name of Architect) : 

  • Books and Authors' names
  • Name 
  • Colour Theory - What are primary colours
  • Largest River in a region
  • National Memorial

Check: JEE Main Paper 2 Mock Tests


  • This section was difficult. Out of 3 attempts, 2 questions had to be solved. 
  • The details of the questions and explanations are given in the video below. 

Check: JEE Main paper 2 Question Papers

JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis 2021 - Check Difficulty Level & Good Attempts

The exam analysis is based on the feedback from the students who have appeared for the exam.

Here is the overall analysis of JEE Main Paper 2 2021 Exam.

A detailed JEE Main Paper 2 exam analysis can be found in the next section. 

Students who took the exam last year and would want to help with your review can click on the drop-down below and write about your feedback on the JEE Main Paper 2 examination. 

How was your JEE Main Paper 2 exam?

Exam Date Difficulty Level
February 23, 2021 Moderate
August 2021 Moderate

JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis 2021 (August Session)

The August JEE Main 2021 Exam session was scheduled for August 26, 27, 31, and September 1, 2, 2021. Check out the previous year's JEE Main Paper 2 Trends and Difficulty Level to get a detailed insight into the type of questions asked. 

  • Based on students' reviews, the Mathematics section was difficult. In Maths, questions were asked on Sets, Relations, Determinants, Matrices, Definite Integration, Application of Derivatives, a Cartesian system of Rectangles, Coordinates, Straight lines, and 3D geometry.
  • The Aptitude section included questions from Orthographic Progression, Hidden Figures, Mirror Images, and Odd one out. The section was easy, and the questions had to be approached with Imagination and Visualization. 
  • In Drawing, the questions were Portrait of a Sardar standing at Golden Temple, Make a view of the traditional market you have been to, Make a 2D composition using differently sized hexagons, Corporation - Decode the images and draw aesthetic composition. 
  • In AAT, most of the questions were asked from the GK of the Chandigarh location. A few questions were from Union Territory and capital. Few from Rock Garden City and Match the following questions from Burj Kalifa. 
Section No. of Questions Good Attempt Difficulty Level Marks
Mathematics 20 10-12 Difficult 80
General Aptitude 50 38-44 Moderate 200
Drawing Questions 2 - Moderate 100
AAT - - Easy-Moderate
Total 82 - Moderate 400

JEE Main Paper 2 Mock Test

JEE Main Paper 2 Mock Test

JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis 2021 (February Session)

A total of 63065 candidates registered for JEE Main Paper 2 Exam 2021. Of these, around 63000 appeared for the JEE Main paper 2 February session examination.

With all the safety measures, the examination was conducted in 437 exam centres across the country.

Go through the detailed JEE Main Paper 2 Exam analysis below to know the number of questions asked and the difficulty level of the exam. 

Check: JEE Main Paper 2 Exam pattern 2023

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Analysis - B.Arch (23 February 2021)

As per the analysis, the overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate.

Considering the overall analysis of the February session, the cut-off marks for JEE Main Paper 2 are expected to be slightly higher. 

  • The mathematics section was easy, but a few questions were lengthy. Most of the questions were from chapters of Algebra, like Progressions, Vectors, and 3D Geometry. 
  • Aptitude questions were mainly from 3D figures.
  • The drawing section included one question about drawing and colouring the scene of a Kite Festival, and another question was to redraw a Black & White photo with correct proportions.
Section No. of Questions Good Attempt Difficulty Level Marks
Mathematics 20 10-15 Moderate 80
Numericals (Any 5) 10 5 Moderate 20
General Aptitude 50 35-42 Easy 200
Drawing Questions 2 - Moderate 100
Total 82 - Moderate 400

Check: JEE Main Paper 2 Best Books List 2023

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Analysis - B.Planning (23 February 2021)

As per the student's review, the overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate.

  • In Mathematics, more weightage was given to topics like vector algebra and coordinate geometry.
  • The aptitude section was relatively tough, but many students claimed that the numerical section of mathematics was straightforward.
  • The questions from the general aptitude section were easier compared to other sections.
Section No. of Questions Good Attempt Difficulty Level Marks
Mathematics 20 10-15 Easy to Moderate 80
Numericals (Any 5) 10 5 Moderate 20
General Aptitude 50 35-42 Easy 200
Drawing Questions 25 15-17 Moderate 100
Total 85 - Moderate 400

Check: Answer key for JEE Main Paper 2 2023 exam

JEE Mains Paper 2 Exam 2020

Here is the detailed analysis of the previous year's JEE Main Paper 2 examination. Considering the student's feedback, the exam review is updated below. Go through the review to know the difficulty level of the B.Arch and Planning entrance examination. 

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Analysis 2020

April Session

  • Mathematics was once again the difficult section. Most of the questions asked in Mathematics were from topics like Integration, Area-bounded, and Differentiation.
  • The aptitude section was the easiest out of all. Most of the questions were to tell about the top view. There were a total of 5 numerical value questions were asked on topics such as hyperbola, measurements, and three-dimensional geometry.

January Session

  • The overall difficulty level was moderate. Most of the questions were asked from the syllabus of class XI mathematics. The topics were Distance, Geometry, integration & differentiation, 3D Coordinate Geometry, etc. 
  • The aptitude section was difficult. The aptitude section mainly had design-based questions where students were asked to determine the correct top view etc., from the figure mentioned in the questions.
  • There are 2 sections in the drawing exam. The second question has the choice to answer any of the 3 questions. Questions were based on topics like a cylinder, school playground, gymnasts, grandparents' faces, etc. The level of the exam is difficult as the candidates give the review.

Check:  How To Prepare For JEE Main Paper 2 in 6 Months

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Review 2019

April Session

  • Among all the three sections of the examination, mathematics was the toughest. Maximum questions were asked from the calculus chapter. Questions are entirely different from the January examination.
  • The questions in the Aptitude segment were tricky but easy. Around 10 to 15 questions were asked from GK and the location of places with architectural importance. Most students felt that this section was the easiest among all the others.
  • The drawing examination of JEE Mains was lengthy but easy. In the first question, the students were tested on their imagination and creativity levels. Next, the candidates were asked to draw from a cube, and the second question was slightly complicated. A flower was given, and students were asked to sketch its replica. In the last question, students were asked to draw a professor teaching a classroom from a rearview.

January Session

  • Per the students' review, the drawing section was easy, while Mathematics was difficult. 
  • Compared to previous years, Mathematics was tough and tricky.
  • The aptitude section included full forms of ISRO and NASA. 

Check:  JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus 2023


The JEE Main Paper 2 exam analysis indicates that it is an exam that requires a lot of hard work and dedication to succeed.

It requires a strong understanding of the topics, a solid practice strategy and a good time management plan.

The exam is a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in architecture and engineering.

With the right preparation, students can easily crack and make the most of the exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Only 2 questions without options were asked in the drawing section.
The first question was related to the portrait described in the article above, and the second was related to 2D designing.
That is not possible to answer as the authorities decide the structure of the paper; however, it is advised you be well prepared.
Compared to last year, the paper was easier. However, it was lengthy.

No. It is not mandatory to appear for the JEE Main Paper 2 Exam. If you are interested in BArch/Bplanning program, then only you can appear for the paper 2 exam.


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