The JEE Main 2018 offline exam was held on the 8th of April, 2018. The experts at Aakash analyzed the paper. We also spoke to students about their inputs. This is the complete JEE Main 2018 paper analysis.
This year there is a dip in the number of students attempting JEE. Close to 12 lakh students appeared for this exam as compared to the 13 lakh last year. The number of exam centres increased dramatically this year. The exam was held across 258 centres as opposed to the 113 centres last year. Out of the 12 lakh students, only 2.24 lakh students will be eligible for appearing in the JEE Advanced 2018 exam which is scheduled on the 20th of May, 2018.
The JEE Main Exam is considered to be one of the most challenging exams in India. Its score is a qualifying factor for securing admissions in the most prestigious engineering institutes in the country like the IITs, NITs and several other institutes.
You can click here to view the JEE Main 2018 Answer Key right after the exam.
JEE Main 2018 Paper Download
Students can download all of the JEE Main 2018 question paper sets from these links.
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JEE Main 2018 Paper Pattern
The JEE Main 2018 exam was a three hour long exam. The online exam will be held on the 15th and 16th April. The offline exam had a total of 90 questions worth 4 marks each. It consisted of 3 sections Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each section had equal weightage that is each section consisted of 30 questions worth 120 marks. All the questions were objective, multiple choice questions. The JEE Exam has negative marking also, so a wrong answer results in a deduction of 1 mark. Questions that have not been attempted do not face negative marking.
As a surprise, Physics was the toughest paper amongst the three sections. The questions were a mix of theory-based and calculative. The physics section was not lengthy. There were 17 questions asked from the 12th standard syllabus and 13 questions from the 11th standard syllabus. This section consisted of 4 difficult questions, 20 moderate questions and 6 easy questions. As per Initial assessment none of the options of Q.6 Set B was correct. This was a question based on Pulley where minimum mass was required.
Difficulty Level of JEE Main 2018
Physics difficulty level of JEE Main 2018 will be moderate to difficult.
Overall the JEE (Main) 2018 was slightly on the difficult side. A few questions in the paper were straightforward and could be solved by all those who prepared for the paper sincerely. But a large number of questions required lengthy solutions. Overall, in the physics section the questions were slightly on the higher side compared to the last year. By and large, paper was on the expected lines with few elements of surprise. Almost all the topics were covered as prescribed by CBSE for JEE (Main).
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