JEE Main 2016 Question Paper

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JEE Main 2016 Question PaperJEE Main 2016 Question Paper – The offline exam of JEE Main 2016 has been held and the online is due on 9 and 10 April 2016. The conducting body, CBSE, has not released the question paper of the exam. However, certain private sources have got their hands on the JEE Main 2016 questions paper. We have uploaded the released question papers for JEE Main 2016 below. For our readers, we have uploaded them below. Know more from the following article.

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JEE Main Question Paper

Question papers Download link
                          2016 SET E
SET F
SET G
SET H
SET 03
SET 04
SET S
SET T
                          2015 Set A
Set B
SET C
SET D
SET 09
SET 01
SET K
SET L
SET M
SET N
Set K Aptitude Test Part III
                            2014 Set E
Set F
Set G
Set H
Set 01
Set 11
Set 06
Set 10
Set K
Set L
Set M
Set N


JEE Main 2016 Online Exam Question Papers (9 April)

JEE Main 2016 Online Exam Question Papers
Physics Chemistry Mathmatics

JEE Main 2016 Question Paper – Syllabus and Paper Pattern

The most important element of JEE Main question paper is the syllabus. As all the questions in the paper are formulated within the pre-determined syllabus. For the exam, CBSE has decided that the syllabus will be the same as that of class 11 and 12 (CBSE Board). However, candidates can check the complete syllabus from the links below.  

Now let’s move on to the next important segment of the question paper, the Exam Pattern. It is vital to know the JEE Main exam pattern because by doing so candidates will already know how the paper will be and will not waste time on the exam day. Also, candidates will become aware with the marking scheme, section, type and number of questions and various other facets of the JEE Main question paper. 

JEE Main Exam Pattern is as below

  • The exam will be held in offline and online mode, on 3, 9 and 10 April 2016.
  • The question paper will have multiple sets which will be distinguished by the paper code (e.g: A, B, C, D)
  • The paper will be divided into three sections of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Each section will have 30 question, which will be of Multiple Choice Type. There will be 4 options for a question and candidates will have to mark one as their answer.
  • For a correct answer, 4 marks each will be allocated. However, for marking wrong answer negative marking of 1/4 mark will be done.
  • Hence, the paper will be of 360 marks with 90 questions in all.
  •  Lastly, to solve the JEE Main 2016 Question Paper, candidates will have 3 hours only.

Level of Difficulty JEE Main Question Paper 2016

As per the analysis of the previous year question paper of JEE Main, it has been noticed that the Physics and the Mathematics section are usually tough. Whereas, the questions in Chemistry section are relatively easier. Such can be noticed in the previous year JEE Main question papers as well. Check the table below.

Level of questions in JEE Main 2016

Subject No. of Easy Question No. of Medium Level Question No. of Tough Questions
Physics 12 13 5
Chemistry 14 12 4
Mathematics 14 12 4


Level of questions in JEE Main 2015

Subject No. of Easy Question No. of Medium Level Question No. of Tough Questions
Physics 12 13 5
Chemistry 12 13 5
Mathematics 15 9 6

As we informed above that the questions in the JEE Main 2016 question paper will be from class 11th and 12th syllabus. The distribution of questions from class 11th and class 12th syllabus in previous years is as given below:

Distribution of questions, and marks as per it, in JEE Main question paper

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total
  No. of Questions Total Marks No. of Questions Total Marks No. of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 10 40 20 80 30 120
Mathematics 16 64 14 56 30 120
Physics 13 52 17 68 30 120
Total 39 156 51 204 90 360


Distribution of questions, and marks as per it, in JEE Main question paper 2014

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total
  No. of Questions Total Marks No. of Questions Total Marks No. of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 11 44 19 76 30 120
Mathematics 15 60 15 60 30 120
Physics 15 60 15 60 30 120
Total 41 164 49 196 90 360

From the tables above, candidates can easily figure out that more questions are asked from class 12th syllabus. However, one cannot ignore the percentage of questions being asked from class 11th syllabus. Also, the concepts of class 11th are the basis for the concepts of class 12th. So, it is advised that candidates pay equal attention to chapters in both the classes.

JEE Main 2016 Question Paper – Topic Wise Distribution of Questions and Marks

Some units and concepts hold more weightage than the others. Identifying, important topics, is difficult but not impossible. The best way to do so is by checking the number of questions being asked from a certain topic in the exam. Below we have prepared a table where the number of question asked from each topic, in previous years, is mentioned.