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JEE Advanced 2018 Paper 1: Quick analysis of the exam

JEE Advanced 2018: The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Advanced), conducted by IIT Kanpur, was held on Sunday (May 20).

education Updated: May 20, 2018 15:02 IST
Ramesh Batlish
Ramesh Batlish
Hindustan Times
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JEE Advanced 2018: Students found the overall level of paper moderate but not easy. Some students have reported Maths as easy but Physics relatively difficult. Chemistry was reported of moderate difficulty.

The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE-Advanced), for admission to the country’s premier engineering colleges, was held on Sunday, May 20.

Here is a quick analysis of paper 1 of the examination:

1. Max Marks: 180; Duration: 3 hrs

2. The Paper had (54) questions in total.

3. Paper-1 had (03) three parts — Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.

4. Max. Marks for each paper was 60.

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

6. 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.

7. 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 the 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.

8. Sec-3 had two comprehensions with two questions in each comprehension. Each comprehension had two questions with four options in which only one 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.

Immediate reaction of students:

* They found the overall level of paper moderate but not easy. Some students have reported Maths as easy but Physics relatively difficult. Chemistry was reported of moderate difficulty.

* No mistakes were reported till now as the complete paper is yet to be analysed.

Quick comparison with respect to last year

* Total no. of questions, 54, remains same as last year. However, the total marks of Paper-1 has changed from 183 to 180 marks this year.

* As the Test was computer based, students had the option to Clear response to change any option,or mark it for Review or 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.

(Ramesh Batlish is an expert at FIITJEE . Views expressed here are personal)