JEE Main Session 2 29th July 2022 Shift 2 Question Paper and Answer Key

JEE Main Session 2 29th July 2022 Shift 2




(1)   The test is of 3 hours duration:

(2)   The Test Booklet consists of 90 questions. The maximum marks are 300.

(3) There are three parts in the question paper consisting of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics having 30 questions in each part of equal weightage. Each part (subject) has two sections.

(i)    Section-A: This section contains 20 multiple choice questions which have only one correct answer. each question carries 4 marks for correct answer and −1 mark for wrong answer.

(ii)   Section-B: This section contains 10 questions. In Section-B, attempt any five questions out of 10. The answer to each of the questions is a numerical value. Each question carries 4 marks for correct answer and −1 mark for wrong answer. For Section-B, the answer should be rounded off to the nearest integer.

1. Two identical metallic spheres A and B when placed at certain distance in air repel each other with a force of F. Another identical uncharged sphere C is first placed in contact with A and then in contact with B and finally placed at midpoint between spheres A and B. The force experienced by sphere C will be

(A) 3F/2

(B) 3F/4

(C) F

(D) 2F

Answer: (B)

2. Match List I with List II.

Choose the correct answer from the options given below:

(A) A-III, B-II, C-I, D-IV

(B) A-III, B-IV, C-II, D-I

(C) A-IV, B-I, C-III, D-II

(D) A-II, B-III, C-I, D-IV

Answer: (B)

3. Two identical thin metal plates has charge q1 and q2 respectively such that q1> q2. The plates were brought close to each other to form a parallel plate capacitor of capacitance C. The potential difference between them is

Answer: (C)

4. Given below are two statements: one is labelled as Assertion A and the other is labelled as Reason R.

Assertion A: Alloys such as constantan andmanganing are used in making standard resistance coils.

Reason R: Constantan and manganin have very small value of temperature coefficient of resistance.

In the light of the above statements, choose the correct answer from the options given below.

(A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

(B) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A.

(C) A is true but R is false.

(D) A is false but R is true.

Answer: (A)

5. A 1 m long wire is broken into two unequal parts X and Y. The X part of the wire is stretched into another wire W. Length of W is twice the length of X and the resistance of W is twice that of Y. Find the ratio of length of X and Y.

(A) 1:4

(B) 1:2

(C) 4:1

(D) 2:1

Answer: (B)

6. A wire X of length 50 cm carrying a current of 2 A is placed parallel to a long wire Y of length 5 m. The wire Y carries a current of 3 A. The distance between two wires is 5 cm and currents flow in the same direction. The force acting on the wire Y is

(A) 1.2 × 10–5 N directed towards wire X

(B) 1.2 × 10–4 N directed away from wire X

(C) 1.2 × 10–4 N directed towards wire X

(D) 2.4 × 10–5 N directed towards wire X

Answer: (A)

7. A juggler throws balls vertically upwards with same initial velocity in air. When the first ball reaches its highest position, he throws the next ball. Assuming the juggler throws n balls per second, the maximum height the balls can reach is

(A) g/2n

(B) g/n

(C) 2gn

(D) g/2n2

Answer: (D)

8. A circuit element X when connected to an a.c. supply of peak voltage 100 V gives a peak current of 5 A which is in phase with the voltage. A second element Y when connected to the same a.c. supply also gives the same value of peak current which lags behind the voltage by π/2. If X and Y are connected in series to the same supply, what will be the rms value of the current in ampere?

(A) 10/√2

(B) 5/√2

(C) 5√2

(D) 5/2

Answer: (D)

9. An unpolarised light beam of intensity 2I0 is passed through a polaroid P and then through another polaroid Q which is oriented in such a way that its passing axis makes an angle of 30° relative to that of P. The intensity of the emergent light is

(A) I0/4

(B) I0/2

(C) 3I0/4

(D) 3I0/2

Answer: (C)

10. An α particle and a proton are accelerated from rest through the same potential difference. The ratio of linear momenta acquired by above two particles will be:

(A) √2 : 1

(B) 2√2 : 1

(C) 4√2 : 1

(D) 8 : 1

Answer: (B)

11. Read the following statements:

(A) Volume of the nucleus is directly proportional to the mass number.

(B) Volume of the nucleus is independent of mass number.

(C) Density of the nucleus is directly proportional to the mass number.

(D) Density of the nucleus is directly proportional to the cube root of the mass number.

(E) Density of the nucleus is independent of the mass number.

Choose the correct option from the following options

(A) (A) and (D) only

(B) (A) and (E) only

(C) (B) and (E) only

(D) (A) and (C) only

Answer: (B)

12. An object of mass 1 kg is taken to a height from the surface of earth which is equal to three times the radius of earth. The gain in potential energy of the object will be

[If, g = 10 ms–2 and radius of earth = 6400 km]

(A) 48 MJ

(B) 24MJ

(C) 36MJ

(D) 12MJ

Answer: (A)

13. A ball is released from a height h. If t1 and t2 be the time required to complete first half and second half of the distance respectively. Then, choose the correct relation between t1 and t2.

(A) t1 = (√2)t2

(B) t1 = (√2 – 1)t2

(C) t2 = (√2 + 1)t1

(D) t2 = (√2 – 1)t1

Answer: (D)

14. Two bodies of masses m1 = 5 kg and m2 = 3 kg are connected by a light string going over a smooth light pulley on a smooth inclined plane as shown in the figure. The system is at rest. The force exerted by the inclined plane on the body of mass m1 will be

[Take g = 10 ms–2]

(A) 30 N

(B) 40 N

(C) 50 N

(D) 60 N

Answer: (B)

15. If momentum of a body is increased by 20%, then its kinetic energy increases by

(A) 36%

(B) 40%

(C) 44%

(D) 48%

Answer: (C)

16. The torque of a force  about the origin is τ. If the force acts on a particle whose position vector is  then the value of τ will be

Answer: (C)

17. A thermodynamic system is taken from an original state D to an intermediate state E by the linear process shown in the figure. Its volume is then reduced to the original volume from E to F by an isobaric process. The total work done by the gas from D to E to F will be

(A) −450 J

(B) 450 J

(C) 900 J

(D) 1350 J

Answer: (B)

18. The vertical component of the earth’s magnetic field is 6 × 10–5 T at any place where the angle of dip is 37°. The earth’s resultant magnetic field at that place will be (Given tan 37° = 3/4)

(A) 8 × 105 T

(B) 6 × 105 T

(C) 5 × 104 T

(D) 1 × 104 T

Answer: (D)

19. The root mean square speed of smoke particles of mass 5 × 1017 in their Brownian motion in air at NTP is approximately. [Given k = 1.38 × 1023 JK1]

(A) 60 mm s1

(B) 12mm s1

(C) 15mm s1

(D) 36mm s1

Answer: (C)

20. Light enters from air into a given medium at an angle of 45° with interface of the air-medium surface. After refraction, the light ray is deviated through an angle of 15° from its original direction. The refractive index of the medium is

(A) 1.732

(B) 1.333

(C) 1.414

(D) 2.732

Answer: (C)


21. A tube of length 50 cm is filled completely with an incompressible liquid of mass 250 g and closed at both ends. The tube is then rotated in horizontal plane about one of its ends with a uniform angular velocity x√F rad s1.

Answer: (4)

22. Nearly 10% of the power of a 110 W light bulb is converted to visible radiation. The change in average intensities of visible radiation, at a distance of 1 m from the bulb to a distance of 5 m is a × 10–2m2. The value of ‘a’ will be _____.

Answer: (84)

23. A metal wire of length 0.5 m and cross-sectional area 10–4 m2 has breaking stress 5 × 108 Nm–2. A block of 10 kg is attached at one end of the string and is rotating in a horizontal circle. The maximum linear velocity of block will be _____ ms–1.

Answer: (50)

24. The velocity of a small ball of mass 0.3 g and density 8 g/cc when dropped in a container filled with glycerine becomes constant after some time. If the density of glycerine is 1.3 g/cc, then the value of viscous force acting on the ball will be x × 10–4 The value of x is _______. [use g = 10 m/s2]

Answer: (25)

25. A modulating signal 2sin (6.28 × 106) t is added to the carrier signal 4sin(12.56 × 109) t for amplitude modulation. The combined signal is passed through a non-linear square law device. The output is then passed through a band pass filter. The bandwidth of the output signal of band pass filter will be ______MHz.

Answer: (2)

26. The speed of a transverse wave passing through a string of length 50 cm and mass 10 g is 60 ms–1. The area of cross-section of the wire is 2.0 mm2 and its Young’s modulus is 1.2 × 1011 Nm–2. The extension of the wire over its natural length due to its tension will be x × 10–5 The value of x is _____.

Answer: (15)

27. The metallic bob of simple pendulum has the relative density 5. The time period of this pendulum is 10 s. If the metallic bob is immersed in water, then the new time period becomes 5√x s. The value of x will be _____.

Answer: (5)

28. A 8 V Zener diode along with a series resistance R is connected across a 20 V supply (as shown in the figure). If the maximum Zener current is 25 mA, then the minimum value of R will be ____ Ω.

Answer: (480)

29. Two radioactive materials A and B have decay constants 25λ and 16λ respectively. If initially they have the same number of nuclei, then the ratio of the number of nuclei of B to that of A will be ‘e’ after a time 1/aλ. The value of a is _____.

Answer: (9)

30. A capacitor of capacitance 500 μF is charged completely using a dc supply of 100 V. It is now connected to an inductor of inductance 50 mH to form an LC circuit. The maximum current in the LC circuit will be ______A.

Answer: (10)



1. Consider the reaction

4HNO3(l) + 3KCl(s) → Cl2(g) + NOCl(g) + 2H2O(g) + 3KNO3(s)

The amount of HNO3 required to produce 110.0 g of KNO3is :

(Given : Atomic masses of H, O, N and K are 1, 16, 14 and 39, respectively.)

(A) 32.2 g

(B) 69.4 g

(C) 91.5 g

(D) 162.5 g

Answer: (C)

2. Given below are the quantum numbers for 4 electrons.

(A)n = 3, l = 2, m1 = 1, ms = +1/2 

(B)n = 4, l = 1, m1 = 0, ms = +1/2 

(C)n = 4, l = 2, m1 = –2, ms = –1/2 

(D)n = 3, l = 1, m1 = –1, ms = +1/2 

The correct order of increasing energy is :

(A) D < B < A < C

(B) D < A < B < C 

(C) B < D < A < C

(D) B < D < C < A

Answer: (B)

3. C(s) + O2(g) → CO2(g) + 400 kJ

When coal of purity 60% is allowed to burn in presence of insufficient oxygen, 60% of carbon is converted into ‘CO’ and the remaining is converted into ‘CO2‘. 

The heat generated when 0.6 kg of coal is burnt is ______.

(A) 1600 kJ

(B) 3200 kJ

(C) 4400 kJ

(D) 6600 kJ

Answer: (D)

4. 200 mL of 0.01 M HCl is mixed with 400 mL of 0.01M H2SO4. The pH of the mixture is ____.

(A) 1.14

(B) 1.78

(C) 2.32

(D) 3.02

Answer: (B)

5. Given below are the critical temperatures of some of the gases :

The gas showing least adsorption on a definite amount of charcoal is :

(A) He

(B) CH4

(C) CO2

(D) NH3

Answer: (A)

6. In liquation process used for tin (Sn), the metal :

(A) is reacted with acid 

(B) is dissolved in water  

(C) is brought to molten form which is made to flow on a slope 

(D) is fused with NaOH.

Answer: (C)

7. Given below are two statements.

Statement I:Stannane is an example of a molecular hydride. 

Statement II:Stannane is a planar molecule. In the light of the above statement, choose the most appropriate answer from the options given below :

(A) Both Statement I and Statement II are true. 

(B) Both Statement I and Statement II are false. 

(C) Statement I is true but Statement II is false. 

(D) Statement I is false but Statement II is true.

Answer: (C)

8. Portland cement contains ‘X’ to enhance the setting time. What is ‘X’?


(B) CaSO4.2H2O

(C) CaSO­4

(D) CaCO3

Answer: (B)

9. When borax is heated with CoO on a platinum loop, blue coloured bead formed is largely due to :

(A) B2O3

(B) Co(BO2)2

(C) CoB4O7

(D) Co[B4O5(OH)4]

Answer: (B)

10. Which of the following 3d-metal ion will give the lowest enthalpy of hydration (∆hydH) when dissolved in water ?

(A) Cr2+

(B) Mn2+

(C) Fe2+

(D) Co2+

Answer: (B)

11. Octahedral complexes of copper (II) undergo structural distortion (Jahn-Teller). Which one of the given copper (II) complexes will show the maximum structural distortion ?

(en–ethylenediamine; H2N-CH2-CH2-NH2)

(A) [Cu(H2O)6]SO4

(B) [Cu(en)(H2O)4]SO4

(C) cis-[Cu(en)2Cl2]

(D) trans-[Cu(en)2Cl2]

Answer: (A)

12. Dinitrogen is a robust compound, but reacts at high altitude to form oxides. The oxide of nitrogen that can damage plant leaves and retard photosynthesis is :

(A) NO

(B) NO3

(C) NO2

(D) NO2

Answer: (C)

13. Correct structure of γ-methylcyclohexanecarbaldehyde is :

Answer: (A)

14. Compound ‘A’ undergoes following sequence of reactions to give compound ‘B’. The correct structure and chirality of compound ‘B’ is:

[where Et is –C2H5

Answer: (C)

15. Given below are two statements.

Statement I: The compound  is optically active.

Statement II:  is mirror image of above compound A.

In the light of the above statement, choose the most appropriate answer from the options given below.

(A) Both Statement I and Statement II are correct 

(B) Both Statement I and Statement II are incorrect. 

(C) Statement I is correct but Statement II is incorrect. 

(D) Statement I is incorrect but Statement II is correct.

Answer: (C)

16. When enthanol is heated with conc. H2SO4, a gas is produced. The compound formed, when this gas is treated with cold dilute aqueous solution of Baeyer’s reagent, is :

(A) Formaldehyde

(B) Formic acid 


(D) Ethanoic acid

Answer: (C)

17. The Hinsberg reagent is :

Answer: (A)

18. Which of the following is NOT a natural polymer?

(A) Protein  

(B) Starch 

(C) Rubber  

(D) Rayon

Answer: (D)

19. Given below are two statements. One is labelled as Assertion A and the other is labelled as Reason R.

Assertion A : Amylose is insoluble in water. 

Reason R : Amylose is a long linear molecule with more than 200 glucose units. 

In the light of the above statements, choose the correct answer from the options given below.

(A) Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of A. 

(B) Both A and R are correct and R is NOT the correct explanation of A. 

(C) A is correct but R is not correct. 

(D) A is not correct but R is correct.

Answer: (D)

20. A compound ‘X’ is a weak acid and it exhibits colour change at pH close to the equivalence point during neutralization of NaOH with CH3 Compound ‘X’ exists in ionized form in basic medium. The compound ‘X’ is :

(A) methyl orange

(B) methyl red 

(C) phenolphthalein

(D) erichrome Black T

Answer: (C)


21. ‘x’ g of molecular oxygen (O2) is mixed with 200 g of neon (Ne). The total pressure of the nonreactive mixture of O2 and Ne in the cylinder is 25 bar. The partial pressure of Ne is 20 bar at the same temperature and volume. The value of ‘x’ is_____. [Given: Molar mass of O2 = 32 g mol–1.  Molar mass of Ne = 20 g mol–1]

Answer: (80)

22. Consider, PF5, BrF5, PCl3, SF6, [ICl4], ClF3 and IF5.

Amongst the above molecule(s)/ion(s), the number of molecule(s)/ion(s) having sp3d2 hybridisation is____.

Answer: (4)

23. 1.80 g of solute A was dissolved in 62.5 cm3 of ethanol and freezing point of the solution was found to be 155.1 K. The molar mass of solute A is _______ g mol–1.

[Given: Freezing point of ethanol is 156.0 K. Density of ethanol is 0.80 g cm–3.

Freezing point depression constant of ethanol is 2.00 K kg mol–1

Answer: (80)

24. For a cell, Cu(s) |Cu2+(0.001M| |Ag+(0.01M)| Ag(s) the cell potential is found to be 0.43 V at 298 K. The magnitude of standard electrode potential for Cu2+/Cu is _______ × 10–2 V.

Answer: (34)

25. Assuming 1μg of trace radioactive element X with a half life of 30 years is absorbed by a growing tree. The amount of X remaining in the tree after 100 years is______ × 10–1μ

[Given :ln 10 = 2.303; log2 = 0.30]

Answer: (1)

26. Sum of oxidation state (magnitude) and coordination number of cobalt in Na[Co(bpy)Cl4] is_______.

Answer: (9)

27. Consider the following sulphure based oxoacids. H2SO3, H2SO4, H2S2O8 and H2S2O7.

Amongst these oxoacids, the number of those with peroxo(O-O) bond is______.

Answer: (1)

28. A 1.84 mg sample of polyhydric alcoholic compound ‘X’ of molar mass 92.0 g/mol gave 1.344 mL of H2 gas at STP. The number of alcoholic hydrogens present in compound ‘X’ is____.

Answer: (3)

29. The number of stereoisomers formed in a reaction of (±) Ph(C=O) C(OH)(CN)Ph with HCN is_____.

Answer: (3)

30. The number of chlorine atoms in bithionol is____.

Answer: (4)



1. If z ≠ 0 be a complex number such that  then the maximum value of |z| is

(A) √2

(B) 1

(C) √2 − 1

(D) √2 + 1

Answer: (D)

2. Which of the following matrices can NOT be obtained from the matrix  by a single elementary row operation?

Answer: (C)

3. If the system of equations

x + y + z = 6

2x + 5y + αz = β

x + 2y + 3z = 14

has infinitely many solutions, then α + β is equal to

(A) 8

(B) 36

(C) 44

(D) 48

Answer: (C)

4. Let the function  be continuous at x = 0.

The α is equal to :

(A) 10

(B) −10

(C) 5

(D) −5

Answer: (D)

5. If [t] denotes the greatest integer ≤ t, then the value of  is

Answer: (A)

6. Let  be a sequence such that a0 = a1 = 0 and an+2 = 3an+1 – 2an + 1, ∀ n ≥

Then a25 a23 – 2 a25 a22 – 2 a23 a24 + 4 a22 a24 is equal to:

(A) 483

(B) 528

(C) 575

(D) 624

Answer: (B)

7. is equal to:

(A) 22! – 21!

(B) 22! – 2(21!)

(C) 21! – 2(20!)

(D) 21! – 20!

Answer: (B)

8. For  then

Answer: (A)

9. If the solution curve of the differential equation  passes through the points (2, 1) and (k + 1, 2), k > 0, then

Answer: (A)

10. Let y = y(x) be the solution curve of the differential equation  x >−1 which passes through the point (0, 1). Then y(1) is equal to

(A) 1/2

(B) 3/2

(C) 5/2

(D) 7/2

Answer: (B)

11. Let m1, m2 be the slopes of two adjacent sides of a square of side a such that  If one vertex of the square is (10 (cos α – sin α), 10(sin α + cos α)), where α ∈ (0, π/2) and the equation of one diagonal is (cosα – sin α)x + (sin α + cosα) y = 10, then 72(sin4α + cos4α) + a2 – 3a + 13 is equal to

(A) 119

(B) 128

(C) 145

(D) 155

Answer: (B)

12. The number of elements in the set 

(A) 1

(B) 3

(C) 0

(D) infinite

Answer: (A)

13. Let A(α, −2), B(α, 6) and C(α/4, −2) be vertices of a ΔABC. If (5, α/4) is the circumcentre of ΔABC, then which of the following is NOT correct about ΔABC?

(A) Area is 24

(B) Perimeter is 25

(C) Circumradius is 5

(D) Inradius is 2

Answer: (B)

14. Let Q be the foot of perpendicular drawn from the point P(1, 2, 3) to the plane x + 2y + z = 14. If R is a point on the plane such that ∠PRQ = 60°, then the area of ΔPQR is equal to :

(A) √3/2

(B) √3

(C) 2√3

(D) 3

Answer: (B)

15. If (2, 3, 9), (5, 2, 1), (1, λ, 8) and (λ, 2, 3) are coplanar, then the product of all possible values of λ is :

(A) 21/2

(B) 59/8

(C) 57/8

(D) 95/8

Answer: (D)

16. Bag I contains 3 red, 4 black and 3 white balls and Bag II contains 2 red, 5 black and 2 white balls. One ball is transferred from Bag I to Bag II and then a ball is drawn from Bag II. The ball so drawn is found to be black in colour. Then the probability, that the transferred ball is red, is :

(A) 4/9

(B) 5/18

(C) 1/6

(D) 3/10

Answer: (B)

17. S = {z = x + iy: |z – 1 + i| ≥ |z|, |z| < 2, |z + i| = |z – 1|}.Then the set of all values of x, for which w = 2x + iy∈ S for some y ∈ R is

Answer: (B)

18. Let  be three coplanar concurrent vectors such that angles between any two of them is same. If the product of their magnitudes is 14 and  then  is equal to :

(A) 10

(B) 14

(C) 16

(D) 18

Answer: (C)

19. The domain of the function  is:

(A) [1, ∞)

(B) [−1, 2]

(C) [−1, ∞)

(D)  (−∞, 2]

Answer: (C)

20. The statement (p ⇒ q) ∨ (p ⇒ r) is NOT equivalent to

(A) (p∧ (~r)) ⇒ q

(B) (~q) ⇒ ((~r) ∨ p)

(C) p⇒ (q ∨ r)

(D) (p∧ (~q)) ⇒ r

Answer: (B)


21. The sum and product of the mean and variance of a binomial distribution are 82.5 and 1350 respectively. Then the number of trials in the binomial distribution is _______.

Answer: (96)

22. Let α, β(α > β) be the roots of the quadratic equation x2 – x – 4 = 0. If Pn = αn – βn, n ∈ℕ then  is equal to ______.

Answer: (16)

23. Let  For k∈ N, if X’AkX = 33, then k is equal to _______.

Answer: (10)

24. The number of natural numbers lying between 1012 and 23421 that can be formed using the digits 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (repetition of digits is not allowed) and divisible by 55 is _______.

Answer: (6)

25. If  then L is equal to _____.

Answer: (221)

26. If [t] denotes the greatest integer ≤ t, then the number of points, at which the function  is not differentiable in the open interval (–20, 20), is ________.

Answer: (79)

27. If the tangent to the curve y = x3 – x2 + x at the point (a, b) is also tangent to the curve y = 5x2 + 2x – 25 at the point (2, –1), then |2a + 9b| is equal to ________.

Answer: (195)

28. Let AB be a chord of length 12 of the circle  If tangents drawn to the circle at points A and B intersect at the point P, then five times the distance of point P from chord AB is equal to _______.

Answer: (72)

29. Let  be two vectors such that and  Then  is equal to _______.

Answer: (14)

30. Let

S = {(x, y) ∈ℕ×ℕ : 9(x – 3)2 + 16(y – 4)2≤ 144}


T = {(x, y)∈ℝ×ℝ : (x – 7)2 + (y – 4)2≤ 36}.

Then n(S ⋂ T) is equal to ______.

Answer: (27)

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