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
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)