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JEE Main 2022 Paper Analysis - 26th July (Shift 1 & 2)

JEE Main 2022 exam commenced on 25th July 2022. Day 2 –26th July 2022 Shift 1 was held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and Shift 2 from 3:00 pm till 6:00 pm for Paper 1 BE/B.Tech. The question papers for both shifts comprised 90 questions each that were to be completed in 90 minutes. Every correct answer carried 4 points, while an incorrect answer would lead to one mark deduction. An unattempted question leads to no deduction of marks.

The official JEE Main 2022 Session 2 Answer Key is expected to be available within 3 days once the exam concludes. Aspirants who wish to challenge the answers can pay Rs.200/- for each objection. The detailed analysis of the 26th July Shift 1 and 2 question papers based on students’ and experts’ feedback can be checked below. 

1st Shift, 26th July 2022: Major Highlights

Students who appeared for the JEE Main 26th July 2022 Shift 1 exam summarised the question paper in the following statements:

●       The paper was moderately difficult but was easier than the Session 1 JEE Main paper.

●       Students who have thoroughly prepared Physics and Chemistry using HC Verma and NCERT will be able to score high.

●       The difficulty level of numerical answer-type questions was average.

●       The Chemistry section was moderately difficult. It had several direct questions.

●       The Physics section contained several formula-based questions that made it easier.

●       The Maths section was difficult because a few questions were time-consuming.    

●       The paper was balanced, and the questions covered almost all the chapters from classes XI and XII.

JEE Main 26th July 2022 Shift 1 Question Paper Analysis

The following 26th July 2022 Shift 1 paper analysis is based on experts’ and students’ feedback.





Difficulty level




Key points

Questions were asked on all topics. 

The calculations for the several questions were extensive.

Few questions were difficult for an average student.

Inorganic Chemistry had the edge over Physical and Organic Chemistry in terms of the distribution of questions. 

The following topics were given more focus:
s - block & p - block


The topics covered in the question paper were:
Current Electricity
Electromagnetic waves

The numerical answer questions were simple.


Overall: The paper was moderately difficult, with the challenging Maths section being balanced by the easier Physics section.   

2nd shift, 26th July 2022: Major Highlights

●       The overall difficulty of the paper was easy to moderate.

●       Its pattern was somewhat similar to the previous year’s (2021) JEE Main paper.

●       Physics and Chemistry were easier compared to the Maths section.

●       The difficulty level of NAT questions was average.

JEE Main 26th July 2022 Shift 2 Question Paper Analysis

Here is a complete 26th July 2022 Shift 2 paper analysis based on experts’ and students’ feedback.





Difficulty level

Moderate - Difficult



Key points

This section was tricky and had more focus on the following topics:
Vector 3d
Mathematical reasoning
Coordinate Complex

It was a balanced section with more emphasis on Organic and Physical Chemistry.

Assertion and Reasoning questions were a bit tricky but doable.

The questions in the Physics section were mostly based on the following topics:
Sound, Thermodynamics
Communication Systems
Current Electricity

Overall: The paper was moderately difficult, with the Chemistry and Physics section being easier and more direct for any student who had thoroughly prepared the entire JEE syllabus

The complete JEE Main 2022 26th July question paper and answer key will soon be available. 

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