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JEE Mains 2018 online LIVE UPDATES: Over 2.16 lakh appear for exam, expected cut-off

JEE Online Mains 2018: The students can check their answers from April 24, as the answer keys will be available from that date on the official website, jeemain.nic.in.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 19, 2018 4:51:45 pm
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JEE Mains (Online) 2018: The JEE Mains (Online) Examination has completed in 258 cities across the country and abroad.  After the completion of paper, students reacted with pleasure, however, some students complained of Mathematics paper, a bit lengthy. Speaking to indianexpress.com, Vaibhav Anand said, “The papers were easy, however, the Mathematics paper was a bit lengthy.” Another student, Sayan Maiti, a JEE aspirant said,  “The paper was moderate but a bit lengthy, especially the Mathematics section. The Maths section consists of lots of descriptive questions.”  The offline examination was conducted last Sunday, April 8.

Clearing the JEE mains and advanced papers, the candidates can get through in Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) courses. The exam is held in two stages— JEE main which is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and JEE advanced which is held by different IITs every year. An increase has been recorded in the number of candidates who had appeared for the online exam this year. Last year 1.65 lakh candidates had appeared for the online exam but this year 2,16,756 candidates appeared. From India, a total of 21,6,205 candidates had appeared for the online exam and 551 had appeared abroad.

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The students can check their answers from April 24, as the answer keys will be available from that date on the official website, jeemain.nic.in.

Distribution of seats: Have a look 

Distribution of seats is as follows, IIT Kharagpur (113), IIT Dhanbad (95), IIT Kanpur (79), IIT BHU (76), IIT Roorkee (68), IIT Delhi (59), IIT Bombay (58) and IIT Guwahati (57).

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This year, IITs have decided to reserve 779 seats over the normal intake exclusively for female engineering candidates to improve the poor gender ratio in B Tech courses.

Cut-offs

As per experts, the expected cut off is 80 (+-5 per cent) marks out of 360. Students found JEE Main (online) easier than the offline paper. Most of the students found chemistry as the most difficult subject. They were able to finish the paper on time. Although students found maths slightly tough, physics was comparatively easy and a greater portion of mechanics and electrostatics was covered.”

Live Blog

Here are the live updates on JEE Online Mains 2018 analysis, cut off, answer keys

Highlights

16:51 (IST) 19 Apr 2018
JEE Advanced 2018: Online registration for foreign nationals starts at jeeadv.ac.in

The online registration process for foreign nationals who will appear this year for the JEE (Mains) examination has been released at the official website, jeeadv.ac.in. The candidates can apply online through the official website till May 7. The online application process will close on Monday, May 7 at 5 pm. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on May 20, Sunday in computer-based test mode

09:23 (IST) 17 Apr 2018
JEE Main score is accepted by other institutes as well

While the experts believe the cut-off will go down this year, there are many who have by now calculated their score – whether they will be able to score enough to sit for the JEE Advanced 2018 or not. If students are not satisfied with their performance, they should keep in mind that their JEE Main 2018 score will be accepted by other renowned institutes as well.

15:36 (IST) 16 Apr 2018

This year, the cut-off is expected to go down. Some experts took to Twitter to share the same.

13:05 (IST) 16 Apr 2018
Checking procedure for JEE Main online

Before entering the exam hall, students were asked to remove belts, socks, shoes and bangles etc. Electronic items like phone, calculator besides watches and wallets were also not allowed inside the examination hall.

11:30 (IST) 16 Apr 2018
Next year, JEE Main online examinees expected to increase

Approximately 1.5 lakh JEE Main aspirants choosing to prefer the online mode of the exam is not a surprise this year, as the learning methods are also online. Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP Educational Content, Toppr.com said, "Technology has always been an enabler for learning. With the increasing penetration of smartphones with internet across India, an increasing number of students are using online learning methods. They are better suited to individual needs and with advanced algorithms, the personalisation is bound to only improve, leading to more effective learning. Online examination is secure and gives the students a lot of flexibility in answering the questions with more confidence as they can go back and update the answers, if need be, before submitting the final response. Conservatively, we expect about 15 per cent growth the number of online aspirants for JEE Main in 2019."

10:57 (IST) 16 Apr 2018
JEE (Main) online enrollments increase for the first time since 2015

As per reports, the online registration for the JEE Main online has increased this year. Prof Uday Nath Mishra, Chief Academic Officer, BasicFirst said, 'Online examinations are increasing their circumference in a well-planned and effective way, allowing students from tier 2 towns and small cities to become comfortable with the technology. Also since IIT-JEE (Advanced) examination is going to happen only online that is another reason why more students opted for JEE (Main) online mode for hands-on experience and actual practice.'

10:29 (IST) 16 Apr 2018
JEE Main 2018: Students' reaction

“The exam was easy, however, the Mathematics section was a little lengthy. Students found it difficult to complete the paper on time," Vaibhav Anand, a JEE aspirant said.

21:40 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains (online) on April 16

Stay tune here to know students' reactions, paper analysis of the online examinations on Monday, April 16. 

20:02 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Main offline exam

Last week, JEE (Main) 2018 offline exam was conducted, and close to 10,43,739 candidates appeared in the examinations for admission to undergraduate engineering courses in NITs, IITs and other centrally funded technical institutes etc.

19:52 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains offline exam: Students' ratio

The examination was organised for 6,46,814 boys, 2,66,745 girls and three transgenders

19:51 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains offline exam: Students' ratio

The examination was organised for 6,46,814 boys, 2,66,745 girls and three transgenders

19:45 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains 2018 results 

CBSE is likely to declare the results of Paper I in the last week of April, while the results of Paper II will be declared on May 

19:40 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
779 reserve engineering seats for female candidates

IITs have decided to collectively reserve 779 seats over and above the normal intake exclusively for female engineering candidates this year to improve the poor gender ratio in B Tech courses

19:35 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains (Online) 2018: Distribution of seats

Distribution of seats is as follows: IIT Kharagpur (113), IIT Dhanbad (95), IIT Kanpur (79), IIT BHU (76), IIT Roorkee (68), IIT Delhi (59), IIT Bombay (58) and IIT Guwahati (57).

19:29 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains (offline) 2018: Mathematics was lengthy, experts say

In Mathematics section, there were 16 questions from Class 11, and 14 questions from Class 12. Two problems were tricky and experts believe even best of students cannot complete the Maths section.

19:23 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains (offline) 2018: Chemistry was the easiest

In the Chemistry section, there are 16 questions from class 11 or first year while from the second year or class 12, there are 14 questions. There were 12 questions from inorganic chemistry, 8 from physical chemistry and 10 from organic chemistry. There are 6 numerical problems and one graphical problem. As expected, the question paper has been framed giving equal weightage of all branches of Chemistry.

19:16 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains (offline) 2018: Phsics was tough

In the Physics section, there are 14 questions from class 11 or first year while 16 questions from class 12 or second year. There are three tricky questions of HOT type. There are nine easy questions, 11 moderate ones and 7 questions are time consuming. Paper appears lenghty and difficult to finish in one hour.

19:11 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
Know the items banned this year

You are prohibited from carrying electronic devices like cell phone, calculator, electronic watch etc inside the examination hall. Materials like log table, book, notebook, log tables, printed or written material etc. are also not allowed. The candidature of anyone found carrying these items will be cancelled.

19:05 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
19:05 (IST) 15 Apr 2018

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19:00 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
What was the cut off last year?

Last year, the JEE main cut-off registered was at 81, while the cut-offs for the OBC, SC and ST categories was at 49, 32 and 27 respectively.

18:55 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains exam: Cut-off

The experts predict that the cut of will be around 90 to 100, studying the nature of the paper.

18:46 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains (Online) Exam: Paper analysis by students

Reactions from Students about Paper – 1(Online)- held on 15th April,2018.

There were no changes in the pattern of Paper -1 of JEE (Main) compared to previous years.

The paper had three sections - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with 30 questions from each subject.

Marking scheme was +4 marks for correct answer, – 1 for incorrect answer and zero if not attempted.

All 90 questions were of multiple choice with single correct answer objective type.

The level of difficult as per feedback of students:

Physics - Medium

Chemistry - Medium (Mostly NCERT based)

Mathematics - Easy

Overall Level of paper was similar to JEE Offline Exam held on 8th April,2018. i.e. between Easy to Moderate level.

As compared to last year paper this year’s online paper was relatively of same level as per students

18:33 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains (Online) 2018: Overall paper was easy; Mathematics- a bit lengthy, students' say

The JEE Mains (Online) exam was concluded today, April 15. Speaking to indianexpress.com, students' reacted with pleasure as the paper was not so tough.  However, some students complained of Mathematics paper a bit lengthy. 

Here is how students reacted

Vaibhav Anand said, "The papers were easy, however, the Mathematics paper was a bit lengthy."

Sayan Maiti, a JEE aspirant said,  "The paper was moderate but a bit lengthy, especially the Mathematics section. The Maths section consists of lots of descriptive questions."   

18:20 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains 2018 offline exam

Last week, JEE (Main) 2018 offline exam was conducted, and close to 10,43,739 candidates appeared for admission to undergraduate engineering courses in NITs, IITs and other centrally funded technical institutes etc.

18:15 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains (Online) on April 16

The examination is scheduled to be held tomorrow, Monday, April 16 at various centres across India.

17:57 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains 2018: CBSE files complaint against website owner

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has filed a complaint against the owner of a website who allegedly spread the information that questions in the JEE (Main) 2018 exam were identical to those in a mock test held by a coaching academy in 2016. The FIR was filed against the website, cisthetaglobal.com, for circulating fake news.

“While it is established that the news… is completely baseless and circulated to damage the image of the board, CBSE has taken serious cognizance of the situation and filed a written complaint for lodging of FIR against the website owner on April 11,” said a CBSE statement.

17:52 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains 2018: How to challenge answer keys?

The candidates, who are not satisfied with the responses may challenge by filing online application form paying a sum of Rs 1000 per questions till April 27, 2018. The fee can also be paid by credit/ debit card and is non-refundable.

17:46 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains 2018: Official Answer Key

The candidates can check their answers from April 24, as the answer keys will be available on the official website, jeemain.nic.in.

17:38 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Online Mains 2018: Expert's view

Prof UdayNath Mishra, Chief Academic Officer, BasicFirst"Online examinations are increasing their circumference in a well-planned and effective way, allowing students from tier 2 towns and small cities to become comfortable with the technology. Also since IIT-JEE (Advanced) examination is going to happen only online that is another reason why more students opted for JEE (Main) online mode for hands on experience and actual practice."

17:33 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Online Mains 2018: Experts' take

Mr. Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP Educational Content, Toppr.com

"Online examinations are increasing their circumference in a well-planned and effective way, allowing students from tier 2 towns and small cities to become comfortable with the technology. Also since IIT-JEE (Advanced) examination is going to happen only online that is another reason why more students opted for JEE (Main) online mode for hands on experience and actual practice." 

17:25 (IST) 15 Apr 2018
JEE Mains (online) exam 2018

The examinations will be concluded at 5:30 pm. Stay here for latest update on paper analysis, students reactions.

Over lakhs of students were appeared for the JEE Mains (Online) examinations which was concluded today. The examination is scheduled to be held tomorrow at other centres. The examination is a gateway for the students pursuing their career on engineering. Clearing the exams, the students are able to get a chance in the top engineering institutes of the country, IIT, NIT, and others. Last year, around 10.2 lakh candidates had registered for the examinations. The examinations were conducted at 1781 centres across the country on April 2, 2017.

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