JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

Introduction To JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • Authority: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be having absolute control in creating the JEE MAIN 2018 Exam Pattern.
  • Exam Paper: JEE Main 2018 shall have two papers. JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 helps candidates to seek admission into (B.E/B.Tech) programmes and JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 helps candidates to seek admission into (B. Arch/B.Planning) programmes. Candidates may take Paper 1 or Paper 2 or both as per the courses they are seeking admission through JEE Main 2018 Examination.
  • Duration: The candidates will be having 3 hours (180 minutes) to complete JEE Main 2018 entrance examination.

The requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below:

COURSEPAPER
All other undergraduate courses (B.E./B.Tech)Paper 1
B.ARCH/B.PLANNING (At Institutions other than IIT's)Paper 2

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern – Mode of Exam: 

  • Paper 1: JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 will be conducted in two separate modes i.e. Offline (Pen and Paper Based Examination) mode and Online (Computer Based Examination) mode.
  • Paper 2: JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 will be conducted only in Pen and Paper based examination.
  • The candidate can opt for either Pen and Paper Based or Computer Based examination modes for JEE Main Paper 1 while filling up the JEE Main 2018 Application Form.

Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below:

PaperSubjectsType of QuestionsMode of Exam
Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech)Physics, Chemistry & MathematicsObjective Type with equal weight to Physics, Chemistry & MathematicsPen and Paper based OR Computer based
Paper 2 (B.Arch/ B.Planning)Mathematics

Aptitude

Drawing Test
Objective Type

Objective Type

Questions to test drawing aptitude
Pen and Paper based (only)

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern – Paper 1

  • Paper Pattern: JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 will have a total of 90 MCQ’s and it will be divided into 3 sections (30 MCQ’s in each section). Each section carries 120 marks and the candidates can score a maximum of 360 marks in JEE Main 2018 Paper 1.
JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern
CourseB.Tech/B.E
ModeOnline (CBT) or Offline (PBT)
Exam Duration3 Hours (4 hours for PwD candidates)
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Type of Questions90 Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response
Total Marks360
Marking SchemeCorrect answer: (+) 4 marks
Incorrect answer: (-) 1 mark
Paper MediumEnglish or Hindi

JEE Main 2018 Paper Pattern - B.Tech/B.E

SubjectQuestionsMarks
Mathematics30120
Physics30120
Chemistry30120
Total90360

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern – Paper 2

  • Paper Pattern: JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 will have a total of 80 MCQ’s and it is divided into 2 sections (Section one 20 MCQ’s and Section two 50 MCQ’s) and 2 drawing questions where each question carries 35 marks. The candidates can score a maximum of 390 marks in JEE Main 2018 Paper 2.
JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern
CourseB.Arch/B.Planning
ModeOffline (PBT)
Exam Duration3 Hours
SubjectsMathematics, Aptitude, Drawing
Type of Questions80 Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response and 2 Drawing Questions
Total Marks390
Marking SchemeCorrect answer: (+) 4 marks
Incorrect answer: (-) 1 mark
Drawing Question: (+) 35 marks
Paper MediumEnglish or Hindi

JEE Main 2018 Paper Pattern - B.Arch/B.Planning

SubjectQuestionsMarks
Mathematics30120
Aptitude50200
Drawing270
Total82390

JEE Main 2018 Test Booklet & Answer Sheet:

Instruction for use of (Paper 1 & Paper 2) Test Booklet and Answer Sheet (Pen and Paper Mode Examination)

  • The candidates will find the Answer Sheet placed inside the sealed Test Booklet. The seal will be broken/ opened by the candidates on the announcement by the invigilator and the Answer Sheet shall be taken out. Do not open/break the seal before the announcement.
  • The candidates should verify the serial number and series of the Test Booklet with the serial number and series of OMR sheet. In case of any variation then the Test Booklet and OMR sheet should be immediately returned to the invigilator for the replacement with another set of same series available in the JEE Main 2018 Exam Centre.
  • Side 2 of each Answer Sheet will have a pre-printed Test Booklet Code like A, B, C or D. The
    candidates are required to check that the Test Booklet Code pre-printed on Side 2 of the Answer Sheet is the same as printed in the Test Booklet.
  • The Answer Sheet used will be of a special type which will be scanned on Optical Scanner. There will be two sides of the Answer Sheet.
    1. This side of the Answer Sheet contains the following columns which are to be filled in
      neatly and accurately by the candidate with Blue/Black ball point pen only. Use of
      pencil is strictly prohibited.

      1. Roll Number.
      2. Name of the Candidate.
      3. Father’s Name.
      4. Centre Number.
      5. Name of Examination Centre.
      6. Signature of the candidate.
    2. This side of the Answer Sheet contains the following columns which are also to be
      filled in by the candidate with Blue/Black Ball Point Pen only. Use of pencil is strictly
      prohibited.

      1. Roll Number.
      2. Centre Number.
      3. Test Booklet Number.

Important instruction for marking the responses in Pen and Paper Mode Examination:

  • Out of four alternatives for each question, only one circle for the correct answer is to be darkened completely with blue/black Ball Point Pen only. For example, Question Number 008 in the Test Booklet reads as follows: Qutub Minar is situated in
    1. Delhi
    2. Mumbai
    3. Agra
    4. Bengaluru
  • The correct response to this question is (1) Delhi. The candidate will have to locate Question Number 008 on the Answer Sheet and darken the circle (1) with respect to that question options.
  • Use Blue or Black Ball Point Pen to completely darken the appropriate circle, i.e. one circle for each entry. The answer once marked is not liable to be changed. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited. If any candidate uses the pencil for darkening the answer sheet, his/her answer sheet will be rejected.
  • A light or faintly darkened circle is a wrong method of marking and liable to be rejected by the Optical Scanner. So, the circle should be properly darkened.
  • The Correct way of marking is shown below:

JEE Main 2018 Marking Scheme

  • If the candidate does not want to attempt any particular question then he/she should not darken the circle in answer sheet given to that question.
  • Candidates should not fold the Answer Sheet and do not make any stray marks on it.
  • The candidate will not do any rough work on the Answer Sheet. All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet itself.
  • The candidates must fully satisfy themselves about the accuracy of the answer before darkening the appropriate circle as no change in answer once marked is allowed. Use of eraser or
    white/correction fluid on the Answer Sheet is not permissible as the Answer Sheets are machine gradable and it may lead to wrong evaluation.
  • If more than one circle is darkened or if the response is marked in any other manner except the
    ‘Correct Method’ shown above, it shall be treated as a wrong way of marking and ¼ (one fourth) marks i.e. one mark will be deducted for each question.
  • Prior to handing over the Answer Sheet soon after the examination is over, the candidate must sign the attendance sheet as a proof thereof. The examinee is permitted to carry the Test Booklet.

 

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