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JEE Advanced Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) [JEE (Advanced)] has 3 hours duration.

• There are two question papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 of three hours duration each. Both papers are compulsory.

• Each question paper will consist of three separate sections, viz. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

• The question papers will consist of objective type (multiple choice and numerical answer type) questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.

• Negative marks will be awarded for incorrect answers to some of the questions.

• The question paper will be in either English or Hindi.

Exam pattern for Paper one and two are as follows -

For Paper one -

For Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics to test  comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability-

  • Section 1, 32 marks, 8 question, +4 correct
  • Section 2, 40 marks, 10 question, +4 correct, -2 incorrect
  • Section 3, 16 marks, 2 question, +8 correct, -1 incorrect

For Paper two -

For Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability-

  • Section 1, 32 marks, 8 question, +4 correct
  • Section 2, 32 marks, 8 question, +4 correct, -2 incorrect
  • Section 3, 16 marks, 4 question, +4 correct, -2 incorrect

Test duration - 3 Hours each.

Marking System - 

  • There is a negative marking.
  • The marks obtained by a candidate in Physics in JEE (Advanced) will be equal to the marks scored in Physics part of Paper 1 plus the marks scored in Physics part of Paper 2. Marks obtained in Chemistry and Mathematics will be calculated in the same way.

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy -

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than routes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important to make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Revision of Class XI and XII concepts

Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank

Time management

Time management can be learned through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.


 

Duration : 6 Hours

Important Instructions

  • Candidates must carry a printed copy of the downloaded admit card and their original photo identity card for the examination. Only candidates having a valid admit card will be allowed to write the examination. The candidates will be given the original admit cards upon identity verification during the examination.

  • The candidate’s identity will be verified by invigilators as well as IIT representatives. If the identity of the candidate is in doubt, the candidate may not be allowed to appear in the examination. However, the authorities at their discretion may provisionally permit the candidate to appear for the examination after completing certain formalities. No extra time will be allowed for completing the examination in lieu of the time taken for completing these formalities.

  • Impersonation in the examination is a serious offense and will lead to disqualification of the candidate from JEE (Advanced).

  • Only BLACK ball point pens, pencils, downloaded admit card and an original photo identity card are allowed to be taken inside the examination hall.

  • Candidates will NOT be allowed to carry any electronic devices (e.g. mobile phones, smart phones, calculators, iPad, tabs, digital watches etc.), abacus, slide rule, log books, study material of any type, geometry box, written or white (blank) paper/piece of paper, wallets, etc. to the examination hall.

  • Candidates should not wear items containing metals such as rings, bracelet, earrings, pendants or clothes with big buttons.

  • Candidates must report to the examination centers well in advance.

  • Candidates arriving after commencement of the examination in each paper (09:00 IST for

    Paper 1 and 14:00 IST for Paper 2) will not be allowed.

  • Candidates are required to be present in the examination hall for the entire duration of each paper. They CANNOT leave the examination hall before 12:00 IST for Paper 1 and before 17:00 IST for Paper 2.

  • Both Paper 1 and Paper 2 are compulsory. Therefore, the ORS of ONLY those candidates who have appeared in both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be evaluated/graded.


 

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