JEE Advanced Exam Analysis 2018

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 15 Oct, 2018 10:52 IST

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JEE Advanced 2018 Exam Analysis

JEE Advanced 2018 Paper 1 was conducted in the morning shift on 20th May from 9 AM to 12 PM. Paper 2 started at 2 PM and was conducted until 5 PM. Held annually in the month of May, JEE Advanced is a gateway for admission to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). About 1,66,204 candidates are taking the JEE (Advanced) 2018 across India for a seat at the IITs. 

Based on their JEE Advanced 2018 ranks, test takers can get admission into the bachelor’s, integrated master’s and dual degree engineering courses (entry at the 10+2 level) offered at all the IITs. You can predict your rank using our JEE Advanced 2018 Rank Predictor.

Now that both Paper 1 & Paper 2 of JEE Advanced 2018 have concluded, we bring to you the first reactions from students and experts, as well as a detailed insight into the JEE Advanced question paper. 

Click here for JEE Advanced 2018 Question Paper I

Click here for JEE Advanced 2018 Question Paper II

This is the first time when JEE Advanced is being conducted in online mode. As part of the JEE Advanced 2018 exam analysis, you will get details related to the distribution of questions and marks, overall as well as the subject-wise difficulty level of the exam, weightage given to 11th and 12th standard syllabus, etc.

The JEE Advanced question paper comprises of three separate sections including Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The questions asked in the paper are objective in nature (multiple choice and/or numerical answer type). 

The questions asked in the examination are designed to test candidates' comprehension, reasoning, and analytical abilities.

The JEE Advanced question papers are available in both Hindi and English languages.

First Reactions

Candidates who appeared for JEE Advanced 2018 in the morning found the paper to be moderate in terms of difficulty level. The students found Maths and Physics more difficult as compared to Chemistry this year. While the total no. of questions remained the same as last year (which was 54), the maximum marks to be scored in Paper I this year has changed from 183 to 180. Since JEE Advanced was conducted in online mode this year, candidates had the freedom to change any option, or mark it for Review or Save and Next to proceed further. For Paper I, candidates had to report at 7:30 am to give biometric attendance. For Paper 2, students had to report at 12:45 pm.

Detailed Analysis of JEE Advanced 2018 Paper I (9 AM to 12 PM)

Section 1

Physics

Question Type

Total Questions

Marks per Questions

Maximum marks

Level of Difficulty

 

 

Multiple Options correct

6

4

24

Difficult

 

 

Typing Numerical Value

8

3

24

 

 

 

One option correct

4

3

12

 

Section 2

Maths

Multiple Options correct

6

4

24

Difficult

 

 

Typing Numerical Value

8

3

24

 

 

 

One option correct

4

3

12

 

Section 3

Chemistry

Multiple Options correct

6

4

24

Moderate

 

 

Typing Numerical Value

8

3

24

 

 

 

One option correct

4

3

12

 

 

Total

 

54

 

180

 

The Paper I of JEE Advanced 2018 had a time duration of three hours. It had 54 questions in total and a maximum of 180 marks, which were distributed across three sections – Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. The maximum marks for each section was 60.

Every section of the paper was divided into three parts:

Part 1 comprised of six questions. Every question was followed by four options in which multiple options were correct. In case, all options marked are correct, +4 marks are awarded i.e. +1 for each correct response. No marks for the unanswered questions and -2 marks are deducted in all other cases. The maximum marks for a student to score in this part is 24.

Part 2 comprised of eight questions. The correct response is a numerical value. For every question, the correct numerical value was to be rounded off to the second decimal place. The maximum marks for a student to score in this part is 24. For the correct answer, +3 marks are awarded and no marks are given in all other cases. 

In Part 3, there were two comprehensions with two questions asked in each. Each question was followed by four options, out which only one was correct. For marking the correct option, candidates get a +3 and no marks are given if a question is not answered. For all other cases, candidates get -1. The maximum marks for a candidate to score in this section is12.

Detailed Analysis of JEE Advanced 2018 Paper II (2 PM to 5 PM)

Physics

60

18

More than one correct answer

6

4

24

-2

 

 

 

Numerical value answer

8

3

24

NA

 

 

 

Single correct option

4

3

12

-1

Chemistry

60

18

More than one correct answer

6

4

24

-2

 

 

 

Numerical value answer

8

3

24

NA

 

 

 

Single correct option

4

3

12

-1

Maths

60

18

More than one correct answer

6

4

24

-2

 

 

 

Numerical value answer

8

3

24

NA

 

 

 

Single correct option

4

3

12

-1

Total

180

54

 

54

 

180

 

The format of Paper 1 and Paper 2 were almost same but Paper 2 was more lengthy as compared to Paper 1. Students found Paper 2 more difficult as compared to Paper 1.

The good number of attempts in this paper was 40 to 45 at an accuracy of 85% to 90% and that would get a score of 115 plus out of 180, which is a decent score for getting into the top IITs.

Questions were there from both 11th and 12th class syllabus in almost equal proportion in all the three subjects.

Section 3 of each subject had 4 questions. Each question had 2 matching list, and only one out of the 4 options was matching.

This section was relatively more tedious and difficult as it required a lot of precision.

Overall Analysis of Paper I & II

Overall score of 250 plus is a good score for securing a rank under 1500 and getting into the top IITs. At a combined score of 220 plus, one can expect a rank of 5000 plus. 

A score of 280 plus will fetch a rank under 500 which will get sure shot admission in the top 2 IITs in the Computer Science.

A score of 220 plus is also a decent score for getting a rank under 4000 and admission in the next 5 IITs.

With a combined score of 200 plus, one can expect a rank of 6000 plus, and admission in other IITs.

JEE Advanced 2017 Exam Analysis

JEE Advanced 2017 examination took place peacefully on May 21, 2017. This year, around 1.7 lakh candidates appeared for the examination. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras) conducted JEE Advanced 2017 examination that consisted of two papers, i.e., Paper I and Paper II.

JEE Advanced 2017 Paper I Analysis: 

  • According to experts, the JEE Advanced 2017 was neither easy nor tough. The difficulty level was moderate.
  • Compared to the previous year, Paper I was easy.
  • The entire Paper I carried 183 marks with each subject having a weightage of 61 marks.
  • The paper had a mix of passage type questions, integer type questions and multiple correct choice questions.
  • On a whole, there were 18 passage questions for 54 marks, 15 integer type questions for 45 marks and 21 multiple correct choice questions for 84 marks.

JEE Advanced 2017 Paper II Analysis: 

  • Experts felt that Paper II was easy this year and also as compared to Paper I.
  • It had a mix of passage type single choice questions, multiple correct choice and single choice questions.
  • Students will get 3 marks each for a correct single choice question while one mark will be deducted in case the answer is incorrect.
  • Coming to multiple-choice questions, students will get 4 marks for fully correct answers, one mark for partially correct answers while will have to bear a deduction of two marks for incorrect answers.
  • There will be no negative marking for passage type questions.
  • Paper II was for 183 marks.
  • It had 12 passage type single choice questions for 36 marks, 21 multiple-choice questions for 84 marks and 21 single choice questions for 63 marks.

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