JEE Main 2018 Exam Analysis

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GENERAL OVERVIEW

  • JEE Main 2018 Offline Exam Date: 8th April 2018
  • Subject: Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
  • Paper Pattern: Total No. of Questions – 90; (Physics – 30, Chemistry – 30, Mathematics)
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions with single correct answer.
  • Marking Scheme
    • +4 for each correct answer
    • -1 for each wrong answer
    • 0 for other cases.
  • Exam Duration: 180 minutes

Physics Analysis

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  • Paper was comparatively tougher than last year.
  • Few Questions were formula based.
  • Proper selection of questions proved beneficial to students as some calculations were Lengthy.
  • Distribution of conceptually easy questions was uniform.
  • Not many questions were asked from conceptually difficult areas.
  • Some topics like Ray optics and Fluids could be ignored.
  • Questions were designed to look tough with right approach. All questions were solvable or could be qualitatively analyzed.
  • 12th questions were relatively tougher than 11th Std. topics.

Chemistry Analysis

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  • Chemistry paper slightly difficult than last year.
  • Physical chemistry (Ionic Equilibrium, Stoichiometry, Electrochemistry) questions are slightly tricky & lengthy some questions involve more calculations.
  • In Inorganic chemistry, questions from coordination compounds were tough. In general, Inorganic questions were of medium level.
  • In organic chemistry, questions from Ethers & Alcohols were tricky. Most questions were from oxygen containing compounds.
  • Overall chemistry paper is balanced but difficult to score or less scoring for Average candidate.

Mathematics Analysis

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  • Level in Synchronization with Mains but lengthier than last year.
  • Questions from sequence and series (2 questions) and 3-D were lengthy.
  • All questions were conventional. Students who have reasonable training and practice would have done better.
  • Majority of questions were very specific to the topic only a couple of questions were of mixed topic.
  • Level is similar as that of last year.
  • Some questions were lengthy resulting more time consumption while solving.
  • To score full marks may be difficult from point of view of lengthiness, but level wise it is scoring.

Overall Analysis

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  • Chemistry was tough, Mathematics was lengthy, and physics was having more number of difficult questions.
  • Paper was not possible to easily attempt all questions in 3 hrs.
  • This is the toughest JEE Main paper in last 5 yrs. Although there were 20-22 questions which were easy but about 22-24 questions were on a difficult side, so scoring 80-100 marks will be easily possible but 300 plus less achiever’s will be there in comparison to last 2 yrs.
  • Expected cut off marks would be around 75 marks for general category.

 

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