JEE (Main) 2023 Paper-I for BE/B.Tech aspirants was held on 6th April 2023. The reporting time for the students was 1:20 PM, but the exam started at 3:00 PM.

Each student was taken through a sanitizing station where they had to sanitize themselves using a foot press lever. Personal masks were not allowed. Each student was given a new surgical mask at the time of admission. Metal detectors were used at the entry gate and no bags or wristwatches were allowed inside. Students told that the entry started as soon as the screening was done at the entry point. Time clock was provided on the computer screen inside the examination hall.

Immediate feedback from students after exams

(1) There were total 90* questions and total marks of JEE Main Paper-1 was 300.

(* 5 out of 10 questions to be attempted from numerical based section in each subject)

(2) The paper had three parts and each part had two sections:

Part-I-Physics had total 30* questions – Part-I had 20 multiple choice questions with single correct answer and Part-II had 10 numerical based questions out of which only 5 were to be attempted. The marking scheme for multiple choice questions was +4 for correct response, -1 for incorrect response, 0 for not attempted. The marking scheme for numerical based questions was +4 for correct response, -1 for incorrect response and 0 in all other cases. The total marks of this section were 100.

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

Part-III- Mathematics had total 30* questions – Part-I had 20 multiple choice questions with one correct answer and Part-II had 10 numerical based questions out of which only 5 were to be attempted. The marking scheme for multiple choice questions was +4 for correct response, -1 for incorrect response, 0 for not attempted. The marking scheme for numerical based questions was +4 for correct response, -1 for incorrect response and 0 in all other cases. The total marks of this section were 100.

(3) Questions cover almost all the chapters of Class XI & XII CBSE Board. It was a balanced paper. Same as January session.

(4) Difficulty level as per the feedback received from the students on 6th April, 2023 (Afternoon Session).

Mathematics – Intermediate level. Weightage was given to the chapters of Algebra and Coordinate Geometry. Questions asked from Straight Lines, Parabola, Circles, Definite Integral, Limits, Differential Equation, Area, Matrices, Binomial Theorem, Probability, Statistics, Determinants, Vectors, 3D Geometry, Complex Numbers, Progressive Series. Both MCQ and numerical based questions require lengthy calculations. This section was a bit long according to some students.

Physics – Easy Level. Weightage was given to the chapters of Kinematics, Circular Motion, Laws of Motion, Rotational Motion, SHM, Gravitation, Heat and Thermodynamics, Wave Optics, Current Electricity, Electrostatics, AC Circuits, Modern Physics, Error Analysis, Semi-conductors. Numerical based questions were said to be easy. More weightage was given to the chapters of class XII.

Chemistry- Easy to Moderate level. Less weightage was given to Physical Chemistry as compared to Organic and Inorganic Chemistry. Questions asked from D & F Block Elements, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Biomolecules, Aldehydes and Ketones, Amines, Ethers and Phenols, Aryl and Alkyl Halides, Chemical Equilibrium, Atomic Structure, Solutions, Chemical Kinetics. MCQs were difficult as compared to numerical section.

In order of difficulty – Mathematics was moderate, Chemistry was easy to moderate, while Physics was easy. Overall it is according to HT Ed students.