JEE Mains online 2018 analysis: Maths section lengthy, overall paper easy

JEE Mains (Online) 2018: The result of Paper I is likely to be declared on the last week of April and Paper II on the month of May. The official answer keys will be available in the website,, from April 24.

Written by Arnab Mitra | New Delhi | Updated: April 17, 2018 8:34:35 am
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JEE Online Mains 2018: The CBSE on Sunday conducted the JEE Mains (Online) Examination in 258 cities across the country and abroad. Students rated the paper as easy, but a few of them complained that Mathematics paper was a bit lengthy. “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.

Another student, Sayan Maiti said, “The paper was moderate but a bit lengthy, especially the Mathematics section which included lots of descriptive questions.” The online examination will also be conducted tomorrow, April 16, in other centres across the country.

The candidates who have appeared for the examination can expect the results on the last week of April or on the first week of May. The result of Paper I is likely to be declared on the last week of April and Paper II in May. This year, the IITs have decided to reserve seats for female candidates. As per reports, 779 reserve seats will be allocated in various IITs for female engineering candidates. IIT Kharagpur has 113 seats, IIT Dhanbad- 95 seats, IIT Kanpur- 79 seats, IIT BHU- 76, IIT Roorkee- 68, IIT Delhi- 59, IIT Bombay- 58, IIT Guwahati- 57.

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JEE Online Mains 2018:  The level of difficulty as per feedback of students

Physics – Medium

Chemistry – Medium (Mostly NCERT based)

Mathematics – Easy

-Overall the level of paper was similar to JEE Offline Exam held on April 8, 2018, that is, between Easy to Moderate level.

The experts are unable to make a comprehensive paper analysis as the board did not provide a hard copy of the paper. Ramesh Batlish, Head, FIITJEE Noida, said, “Students will get the paper after two days in their e-mail id, then a comprehensive analysis will be possible.”

This year, the registration for online exams has increased. As Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP Educational Content,, said, “Technology has always been an enabler for learning. With the ever 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. Approximately 1.5 lakh JEE Main aspirants choosing to prefer online mode of the exam is not a surprise this year, as the learning methods are also online. 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% growth the number of online aspirants for JEE Main in 2019″

Last week, JEE Mains (offline) papers were conducted, and close to 10,43,739 candidates appeared in the examinations. The students and the experts said that the paper was moderate, while rated the Physics paper as tough, and Mathematics, a bit lengthy. The experts also predicted the cut-off will be around 90 to 100.

Meanwhile, a website claimed that some question of the JEE Mains papers were identical to the 2016 mock test questions of the Narayana Coaching Centre. CBSE, however, denied the report and lodged an FIR against the owner of the website.

“CBSE reiterates that all these 7-8 questions were originally written only about two to three months back and they cannot and could not have figured in any model paper by any coaching institutions two years back. There is an atmosphere of falsities and rumour mongering being deliberately perpetuated against a prestigious organisation like CBSE,” said a board statement.

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

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