A million students are free now. Engineering aspirants across the country appeared for the national level engineering entrance exam, JEE Main 2018 today on April 8, 2018. While some sat for the paper 1 aspiring to become engineers and study BE, B.Tech, others took the paper 2 to become architects and planners by studying B.Arch, B.Plan. With highest number of test takers among any engineering entrance exam in India, JEE Main 2018 offline exam concluded today.
JEE Main 2018 Answer Key has been released for Set A, Set B, Set C, Set D. JEE 2018 Key by Allen Kota, Resonance, Rao IIT Academy, Bansal Classes, Vidyamandir, Vibrant are now available. Check here now.
Now that exam is over, candidates can check JEE Main 2018 question papers, answer keys, solutions, rank predictor. Question papers are useful if you are yet to appear for exam, and also if you have misplaced yours and need to check with answer key. Answer key, as the name suggests, contains answers to all questions asked in exam.
More than 1.5 lakh students will appear for JEE Main 2018 on 15 and 16 April. They can check JEE Main 2018 question paper. Using question papers, candidates who are yet to apear for JEE 2018 can prepare. Check them here.
CBSE will officially release JEE Main 2018 answer key on April 24, 2018. However, the wait until that day being too long, to allay the fears of students, many coaching institutes release answer keys. The same can be checked online starting from today. As you read this, many keys have been published.
With answer key in hand, candidates can calculate marks obtained in exam. This can be further used to predict rank. For every correct answer, candidate gets four (4) marks. For every incorrect answer, one (1) mark will be deducted. Rank predictor has been launched. Use it here.
Today, at exam centres, students reported first paper at 7 am. Then they underwent frisking. Once in exam hall, students took some time to locate seats and settle down; there was enough time for all that. Sharp at 9:20 AM, question papers were distributed. After five minutes, seals could be broken. Then at 9:30 AM, candidates could start solving the paper. After three hours, the exam concluded at 12:30 pm.
As per the initial paper analysis (review), paper was moderately tough. There were no surprises. All questions were from syllabus. Considering that paper was as difficult or easy as last year, cut offs may may vary from 81 to 100 for general category, 32 to 50 for SC, 27 to 45 for ST, 49 to 65 for ST. Last year, cut offs of respective category were 81, 32, 27, 49.
It is prudent to note that these cut offs refer to minimum marks needed to qualify for JEE Advanced. As such there is no passing marks in JEE Main 2018.
Candidates aiming for JEE Advanced 2018 should start preparing for the same. Exam is on May 20, 2018. It will be tougher than JEE Main at several levels.
To start with, JEE Advanced has higher difficulty level of questions. So if you prepared using NCERT and one objective question book, you may have to have had studied some more books for JEE Advanced. Another thing that makes JEE Advanced difficult is that it has no fixed pattern. Every year it has a new pattern. Also, types of questions are a bit different. There are some mcqs with single answer correct, others have more than one correct answers.
However before that, JEE Main 2018 online exam is yet to happen. The online exam is scheduled over two shifts on April 15, 2018, and on one shift on April 16, 2018. More than 1.5 lakh students are reported to be appearing for JEE Main 2018 in online mode.