JEE Main Exam Analysis 2018


01 Dec, 2017

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Analysis of JEE Main 2018 Computer-Based Exam 

The JEE Main online exam 2018 concluded on 16th April, 2018, and most of the candidates who appeared for the test said the difficulty level of the paper was average. In fact, some students mentioned that they struggled to complete their paper.

One of the students who took the examination on Day 2 said the Mathematics portion was lengthy with a few tricky questions. Another student found the Chemistry section to be tough especially the questions from organic chemistry. Physics, on the other hand, had moderate difficulty level.

Students who appeared for the JEE Main online Paper 1 on 15th April, 2018 gave a mixed response while talking about the difficulty level of the examination. The computer-based examination was held in 258 cities at different centres across India and abroad. Overall, the students found the paper to be of moderate difficulty level. They also mentioned that Mathematics section was quite tricky and time-consuming. Apparently, the section on Mathematics had a lot descriptive questions.

The next JEE Main 2018 online examination is going to be conducted on 16th April, 2018. The JEE Main 2018 Answer Key is expected to be released on 24th April, 2018.

Stay tuned for further updates!

Analysis of JEE Main 2018 Pen-Paper Based Exam

The offline Paper 1 and Paper 2 of JEE Main 2018 was successfully conducted on 8th April, 2018. Metal detectors were installed at the exam centre to ensure that students were not carrying any unfair material to the exam hall. According to experts, the Physics and Mathematics sections in Paper 1 were tough while the Chemistry section was the simplest to answer. Overall, the difficulty level of Paper 1 was moderate. Paper 1, which was conducted in the forenoon slot i.e. 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, is meant for admission to Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) courses. Paper 2, which was conducted in the afternoon slot i.e. 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, is meant for admission to Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) course. According to students, the pattern followed this year was almost on the same lines as the last two years’ papers. The cut-off of JEE Main 2018 is expected to fall between 95 and 102. 

Detailed JEE Main Exam Analysis 2018 Paper 1

  • Chemistry was not tough but had an element of surprise.
  • Mathematics was time consuming and calculation intensive.
  • Physics was the toughest among all the 3 sections as few questions were out of syllabus.
  • In Chemistry section, many questions were not asked from some important chapters, which made it bit unpredictable.
  • Many questions in Chemistry were asked from chapters, which were not very significant or were less important.
  • In Mathematics, questions from series were very lengthy and time consuming.
  • Physics had less number of easier question and more of difficult ones.
  • In comparison with last year, the paper was a bit difficult, atleast the Physics section. Maths turned out to be time-consuming.
  • In Mathematics, approx 50% questions were from class 11 and remaining 50% from class 12.

Students who would have practiced the previous years' JEE papers had an edge as many questions were repeated in JEE Main 2018. IT WAS A MIX OF THEORY AND CALCULATIVE BASED QUESTIONS.

Section-wise Analysis of JEE Main 2018 Paper 1

Subject Easy Moderate Difficult Total
Physics 5 19 6 30
Chemistry 10 16 4 30
Maths 12 14 4 30

What kind of answering pattern is a safe bet (projection of attempts in every section vis-a-vis scoring)?

  • 15 attempts in Physics with 80% accuracy will get you 12 of them correct and score of 33 marks
  • 18 in Chemistry with 80% accuracy will get you 14 of them correct and score of 33 marks
  • 18 in maths with 80% accuracy will get you 33 marks

What score should students aim in order to get admission in a top-notch college of engineering?

  • For top IITs 85 questions at an accuracy of 90% marks - 306 plus and rank – 2000 ( TOP 7 - D, B, KGP, C, K, G, R )
  • For top NITs 70 to 80 questions at an accuracy of 80% marks - 220+ and rank – 2000 - 8000
  • New IITs …..55 questions … accuracy 80% marks -176+ and rank – 9000 - 20000
  • New NITs …….45-50 ….80% marks.......140+…….2000 - 40000
  • Govt Engg Colleges… 40…..80% marks.......128+…… 40000 - 80000
  • Top Pvt Engg Colleges… 35…..80% marks......112+……80000 - 200000

Detailed JEE Main Exam Analysis 2018 Paper 2

The difficulty level of the paper was higher as compared to last year .

1. Aptitude: 50 Q X 4 M = 200 M

  • Time-consuming but doable questions 
  • Someone who would have done good preparation would have had good exposure and familiarity with questions and would have been able to attempt more number of questions with higher accuracy in less time.
  • Decent attempts - 30 at an accuracy of 90% will result in 27 correct answers, and will fetch 27*4 = 108 marks, which is a very good score. 

2. Maths: 30 Q X 4M = 120 M

  • This was the toughest section and it required deep understanding of fundamentals and its application.
  • It was tricky and more difficult as compared to last year.
  • Decent attempts - 18 at an accuracy of 90% will result in 27 correct answers, and will fetch 14*4 = 56 marks, which is a very good score. 

3. Drawing: 2 Questions

  • Question 1 (Part A -  20 Marks & Part B - 20 marks) 
  • Question 2 (one question of 30 marks) 
  • Attempt of either question 1 or question 2 within a time frame of 30 minutes will fetch a score of 25 plus, which is a decent score in this section...
  • Very time consuming and required lot of practice and precision, understanding of 2 dimension and 3 dimension drawings.

Around 12 lakh engineering aspirants are appearing for the JEE Mains 2018 across various centres in India. While some students appeared for the offline version of JEE Mains exam, some will take the online version of JEE Mains exam on April 15 and 16, 2018. As soon as the exam is conducted, you will be able to check you estimated rank by using our JEE 2018 Rank Predictor.

JEE Mains, short for Joint Entrance Examination Mains, is conducted by the CBSE to select students for admission to NITs, IIITs, GFTI and some self-financed technical institutes. Its score is also used to shortlist students for taking the JEE (Advanced) exam. The score of JEE (Advanced) is further used for admission into IITs. JEE (Mains) and JEE (Advanced) are known to be the most prestigious engineering exams in India. Out of the 12 lakh students who will appear for JEE (Mains), only 2.2 lakh candidates will become eligible for taking the JEE Advanced exam.

JEE Main 2017 Exam Analysis

JEE Main 2017 was conducted on April 2 in offline mode for two slots – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I was conducted from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for B.E/B.Tech courses while Paper II was held from 2 pm to 5 pm for B.Arch/B.Planning programmes.

A total of 90 questions were asked in the JEE Main 2017 paper. The paper was divided into Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics into three parts with 30 questions in each part. Each question carried 4 marks.

For every incorrect answer, there was a negative marking 1/4 marks of total marks. On the other, there was no penalty for leaving a question unanswered. Now, you make take a look at the detailed JEE Main 2017 analysis. In 2017, 11,98,989 engineering aspirants had registered for the exam. Each subject carried 30 questions with 120 marks allocated every section. It means students had a maximum of 360 marks to score.

As far as the analysis of JEE Main 2017 is concerned, the paper turned out to be quite similar in pattern to JEE Main 2016, Overall, the paper was easier in comparison with the JEE Main conducted in 2016.

In terms of section-wise difficulty level...

Mathematics seemed relatively tougher than last year. Most of the questions were lengthy, thus, increasing the chances of making mistakes. This section had18 questions from the 12th class syllabus and 12 from the 11th class syllabus. There were 3 questions of Probability which was quite high.

Physics, on the other hand, turned out to be relatively simpler in comparison with last year. While 17 questions were from the 12th class syllabus, 13 questions were from the 11th class syllabus. Majority of the questions asked in Physics paper were from topics generally covered for the JEE preparation. Topics like Mechanical Waves and Sound and Uniform Circular Motion, which are considered quite important, were completely missing. Some questions required calculations but they were easy.

Of all the three subjects, Chemistry was the simplest. From class XII syllabus, 18 questions were asked and 12 questions were asked from class XI syllabus. The paper covered all the topics and looked more balanced as compared to other subjects. The paper was more conceptual as compared to previous year's exam.

According to experts, a student should have done Physics and Chemistry quickly and used the saved time for Mathematics in order to score well in the paper.

The section-wise difficulty level of the paper is as follows:

Subjects Difficult Moderate Easy
Physics 2 17 11
Chemistry 3 9 18
Mathematics 7 16 7
Total 12 42 12

With inputs from Career Launcher

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