JEE Advanced 2018: Paper Analysis

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JEE Advanced 2018 was conducted on 20th of May and around 1.66 lakh students across the country appeared for the online exam. The exam was held in 2 time-slots – Paper I was held from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and Paper II was held from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. The results of JEE Advanced will be declared on 10th of June 2018 at 10.00 a.m.


Even though the exam began at 9 a.m. for Paper I and 2 p.m. for Paper II, students had to report at 7.30 a.m. for Paper I and at 12.45 p.m. for Paper II for compulsory Biometric attendance

Exam Analysis:

Paper I:

Mathematics and Chemistry were of moderate level whereas Physics was relatively difficult. Paper I was more inclined towards class 12th than class 11th syllabus. In section 1 there were six questions that had more than one option as the correct answer. There were two comprehensions in section 3 and each comprehension had two questions each. In section 2 there were eight questions where the correct answer was in numerals rounded off to the next decimal.

What changed this time around? The maximum marks of the Paper I were reduced from 183 to 180 this year.

Paper II:

In Paper II, Mathematics was relatively difficult, Chemistry was moderate and Physics was relatively easier. Compared to the last year, Paper II saw an increase in questions from Integrals and questions connecting two or more topics.

Like paper I, Paper II’s section 1 had six questions wherein more than one option was correct. In section 2 eight questions were of integer type wherein answers ranged from 0 to 9.

Even though the number of questions when compared to JEE Advanced 2017 remained the same, like Paper I, the marks of Paper II were reduced from 183 to 180 this year.

Student Reactions:

Many students found the exam difficult, especially Paper II, when compared to Paper I. Many took to social media to vent out their emotions. The integer type questions in paper II were more difficult as the range of options were increased.

The exam was not devoid of any issues as some students complained about the poor facilities in exam centres. In Peeneya (Bangalore) centre, the second paper started at 4 p.m. due to power cuts and network failure, making it difficult for the students to give exam in that centre.


Paper Analysis

This year JEE Advanced was organised by IIT Kanpur and they will be releasing the Question paper online very soon. The official answer key of JEE Advanced 2018 will be released online on 29th of May at the official JEE website:

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