By Ramesh Batlish
JEE Advanced 2018 exam was held on May 20 in two sessions. While Paper 1 was conducted from 9:30 am to 12: 30 pm, Paper 2 was conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm. This year, for the first time ever, the exam was held in online mode. The exam is gateway to the premier IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) across the country.
In 2018, as many as 231024 candidates qualified JEE Mains to appear for JEE Advanced. Out of these, only 1, 64, 822 have registered for JEE Advanced 2018. The answer keys of the exam will be published on May 29 and JEE Advanced 2018 results will be out June 10 on the official website. Check JEE Advanced 2018 important dates here.
Here’s a quick analysis of JEE Advanced 2018:
Conducted in online mode, JEE Advanced Paper 1 was of 180 marks that were to be answered in three hours. The Paper had 54 questions in total which was divided across three parts - Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. The maximum marks for each paper was 60. In each of the parts, there were three sections: Sec-1 (Max. marks-24), Sec-2 (Max. Marks-24) & Sec-3 (Max. marks-12).
Sec-1 had (06) six questions with four options in which one or more than one options were correct. Marking scheme in this section is +4 in case all options are correct, +1 for each correct response, 0 marks for no response and -2 for all other cases. Maximum marks for this section was 24.
Sec-2 had (08) Eight questions with correct response being a Numerical value. For each question, the correct numerical value was to be rounded off to second decimal place.( eg: 6.25,7.00,-127.30). The making scheme was +3 for the correct response and 0 marks in all other cases. Maximum marks for this section was 24.
Sec-3 had 2 Comprehensions with two questions in each comprehension. Each comprehension had two questions with 4 options in which only one option was correct. Marking scheme in this section is +3 if the correct option is marked, 0 marks if none of the options is marked and -1 in all other cases. Maximum marks for this section was 12.
Immediate reaction of students & Comparison with respect to last year:
- They found the overall level of paper moderate level but not easy.
- Some students have reported Maths as easy but Physics relatively difficult. Chemistry was reported of Moderate level.
- No mistakes reported till now as complete paper is yet to be analysed.
- Total no. of questions (54 questions) remains same as last year however total marks of Paper-1 has changed from 183 to 180 marks this year.
- As the Test was Computer Based students had the option to Clear Response to change any option, they could mark it for Review, Save and next to proceed further.
- Students had to give biometric attendance for which they had to report at 7:30 am for Paper-1 and 12:45 pm for Paper-2.
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