Analysis of JEE (Main) 2018
Around 10 lakh students appeared in the JEE Main 2018 examination today from over 2000 Centres in 112 cities in India & abroad. Aspirants had the choice of appearing in any one of the two types of papers or both. Paper – I is for B.E. / B. Tech courses while Paper – II is for B. Arch / Planning. Paper – I on 8th April 2018 is off-line mode (pen & paper based) and on 15th & 16th April 2018 is online (computer based). Paper – II is only off-line on 8th April 2018.
The Question Paper – I for B.E. / B. Tech courses in 2018 is like pattern in the past years 2014 to 2017. Paper has objective type questions Multiple Choice with one out of four correct with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. There are 30 Questions each in Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry with marking scheme 4 marks for right answer & for each in-correct response, one-fourth of the total marks allotted to the question would be deducted from the total score. Paper is balanced & is set from CBSE syllabus of Class XI & XII, however as expected many of the questions are conceptual with some needing analytical skills. Prima facie 20 questions are easy; 55 questions appear to be of moderate difficulty & 15 questions are relatively difficult.
In our opinion a Student who attempts paper with cool head, he/she can attempt complete paper.
Overall difficulty level for paper is like previous years however Chemistry is slightly tougher than last year.
For a student who has been focussed & serious all through the two years in improving speed & accuracy by taking regular quizzes & mock tests on JEEM pattern, must have done reasonably well. It is always relative performance, which matters in such competitive examinations.
Cut-off for CML (Common Merit List) in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017 was 113,115,105,100,81 respectively. Cut-off this year is going to be around 86.
Admission through centralised allocation process in NIT’s / IIIT’s / DTU / CFTI’s for over 24000 seats in undergraduate courses will be according to merit list based on marks in JEE Main examination, however the candidate must be in top twenty percentile of respective board or should score minimum 75 % marks in his/her board examination. Further states of Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland, M.P., Odisha and some other institutes have joined JEE Main system ,however their admission criteria will be notified by concerned authorities.
Top 2,24,000 candidates of JEE Main will be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced on 20th May 2018 to fight for one of around 11000 seats in prestigious IITs.