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.
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).
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.
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.”