JEE Main 2018: Experts Declare 85 Marks as Expected Cut Off For JEE Advanced


JEE Main 2018: Experts Declare 85 Marks as Expected Cut Off For JEE Advanced
Joint Entrance Exam(JEE) is a combined exam for admissions into various engineering colleges all over India. This exam takes place in two tiers: JEE Mains and JEE Advance. JEE Main 2018 took place on April 8, 2018 in offline mode. The exam will be conducted on April 15 and 16 in online mode. Around 12 lakh candidates registered for JEE Main, out of which, over 9 lakh aspirants sat for the offline mode.

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Students who manage to qualify JEE Mains further, will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. Those who qualify JEE Advanced will be able to bag seats in top notch engineering colleges of the country such as IITs and NITs.


As per the students who appeared for the exam, JEE Main was moderately difficult with Physics- the toughest and Math- the lengthiest. Many experts have already made predictions for JEE Advanced cut off and have said that 85 marks out of the total is the cut off for JEE Advanced.


The paper pattern for JEE Mains 2018 was similar to that of last 2 years. Also, a hype in the number of students appearing for the exam has been seen. While some questions were tricky, most of the questions were moderately easy. There were a mix of theory and numerical questions in the paper. This enabled the students to save enough time to focus on the tough and lengthy parts of the paper.


Overall the paper was not that difficult and students were confident enough to score well. The paper mainly focused equally on the comprehension level of students, good conceptual knowledge of all the three subjects was important to ace the exam.


Students have different opinions regarding the question paper. While some students faced little difficulty in Mathematics section, some found it to be the easiest out of all three subjects.


Because of the time constraint, it was not possible to attempt all the questions. However, around 20-30 questions could be solved easily whereas, there were about 20 questions that required some maneuvering to get solved.


For students to score an average of 80-100 marks will not be difficult but there will be a few students scoring above 300, said Vinay Kumat, the managing director and executive officer at Rao IIT Academy.


The number of exam centers rose up to 258 this year, as compared to last year, where they were only 113. However, the number of students appearing for the exam across the country saw a gradual fall from 13 lakh students last year to around 12 lakh students this year.


PritamSengupta of Adhyayan Institute said that ”The questions checked the basic concepts of the students. The paper had application based questions in physics, more informative in chemistry and the Mathematical section required analytical thinking and a quick response time. The number of questions was evenly distributed from the syllabus of the 11th and 12th  standard. It gave an edge to the students and really helped them to relate more to the questions”.