JEE Advanced - Paper Analysis 2018

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JEE Advanced 2018 exam was successfully conducted on May 20, 2018. The exam was in computer mode. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur conducted the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced test in two sessions - for Paper-I from 9 am to 12 noon and Paper-II from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Around 166,204 candidates appeared for the exam that was conducted through the online mode only, across the country. As per the latest notification by IIT Kanpur, a total of 1,57,499 students appeared in paper 1 and 1,55,091 candidates appeared in paper 2. The total number of candidates who were absent in paper 1 was 7326 while 9731 were absent in paper 2.

The 1.65 lakh students (20%) were shortlisted from JEE (Main). Though 2.3 lakh students qualified to take JEE (Advanced), around 30% of the eligible candidates dropped out of the race for the coveted IIT seat. As per the JEE Main 2018 results, as many as 2,31,024 candidates have qualified for appearing in JEE Advanced 2018.

This year, around 10,43,739 candidates appeared for JEE Main 2018 examination. A total of 1,80, 331 boys cleared the exam, with 50,693 girls qualifying for the next stage.

IITs offer admission into undergraduate courses leading to a Bachelor's, Integrated Master's or Bachelor-Master Dual Degree in Engineering, Sciences or Architecture on the basis of JEEs Marks. Both Bachelor's and Master's degrees are awarded to candidates enrolled in the dual degree programs upon successful completion of the course curriculum.

This year, a decision has been taken to improve the gender balance in the undergraduate programs at the IITs from the current (approximately) 8% to 14% in 2018-19 by creating supernumerary seats specifically for female candidates, without any reduction in the number of seats that was made available to non-female candidates in the previous academic year (i.e. academic year 2017-2018).

Exam Pattern- 

The exam comprised of two papers - Paper-I and paper-II. The question papers are in English and Hindi languages.

Paper-I: 

The Paper had Total 54 questions and Maximum marks are 180 and time duration was 3 hrs.

It had three parts- Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. Max. Marks for each part was 60.

In each part there are three sections- Sec-1(Max. marks-24), Sec-2 (Max. Marks-24) & Sec-3 (Max. marks-12).

Sec-1 had 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 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 two 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.

Paper-II:

Its same as Paper-I except sec-3.

Sec-3 had four questions. Each question had two matching list-I and List-II. Only one of the four options correspond to the correct matching. 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.

Exam Analysis - 

Experts have claimed that the exam was moderate to easy. Students were divided about the difficulty level of questions. While some found the Mathematics questions easy, others thought that Mathematics was tough while Chemistry and Physics were easy. Most students also found paper 2 to be lengthy. 

Compared to Paper-1, students reported Paper-2 was relatively tough. Students feel this year's paper was tougher compared to 2017.

According to students, the paper 2 was tougher than the paper one. In Paper two, the mathematics section was difficult, while in paper one, Physics was the difficult one to solve. Some candidates complained about poor facilities at their exam centre. Students could neither get the copy of question paper nor the copy of their responses unlike the offline exams held until last year because the paper was held online for the first time.

Expert's Reaction on Paper I and Paper- II:

In Paper 1, Physics was difficult, while Maths and Chemistry were easy. Overall, paper 1 was moderate with more weightage from Class 12th syllabus.

In Paper 2, Mathematics was found tough, while physics and chemistry were easy. The total marks of each paper were reduced from 183 to 180. Integral questions were more compared to last year and questions interlinking two or more topics were also more than last year. Common Rank list: 125(+-)5 percent.

Student's Reaction on Paper I and Paper- II:

Paper-I: They found the overall level of paper moderate, though not easy. Some students have rated Maths as easy but Physics relatively difficult. Chemistry was reported to be of moderate level.

Paper-II: Students found the overall level of paper moderate and rated Mathematics section difficult as compared to Physics & Chemistry. They found the paper 2 lengthy and many of them were saying they couldn't complete in time.

The 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 the Moderate level. No mistakes reported till now as the complete paper is yet to be analysed. 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.

Important Notification Dates - 

The JEE Advanced 2018 answer keys will be displayed online at https://jeeadv.ac.in// by Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

According to the JEE Advanced 2018 schedule, the copy of candidate responses will be sent to the candidates by Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:00 IST.

The JEE Advanced 2018 answer keys will be displayed online at https://www.jeeadv.ac.in/ by Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 10:00 IST.

The candidates will be given chance to raise objections on the answer keys through candidate portal from May 29 to May 30.

JEE Advanced results will be declared on Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:00 IST.

Through the JEE Advanced test, successful students will be able to take secure admission in the following institutions -

Name of the Institute Name of the Institute Name of the Institute Name of the Institute
IIT-Kharagpur IIT-Bombay IIT-Kanpur IIT-Madras
IIT-Delhi IIT-Guwahati IIT-Roorkee IIT-Ropar
IIT-Bhubaneswar IIT-Gandhinagar IIT-Hyderabad IIT-Jodhpur
IIT-Patna IIT-Indore IIT-Mandi IIT-(BHU) Varanasi
IIT-Palakkad IIT-Tirupati IIT-(ISM) Dhanbad IIT-Bhilai
IIT-Goa IIT-Jammu IIT-Dharwad IISERs-Bhopal
IISERs-Kolkata IISERs-Mohali IISERs-Pune IISERs-Thiruvananthapuram
IISERs-Tirupati IIST-Thiruvananthapuram IISc Bangalore Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs)-Berhampur
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT)-Rae Bareli Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy-Visakhapatnam    

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