About JEE Advanced


JEE (Advanced) 2018 examination is the first online examination of the JEE (Advanced) and was conducted in the computer based mode only.


The question papers will be in English and Hindi languages. The candidates will have the option to choose (and also switch between) the preferred language anytime during the examination.


  • JEE (Advanced) 2018 consists of two question papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 of three hours duration each. Both papers are compulsory.
  • Each question paper consists of three separate sections - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • The question papers have objective type (multiple choice and/or numerical answer type) questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.
  • Negative marks may be awarded for incorrect answers of some of the questions. Details of the marking scheme will be provided in the “Instructions to Candidates” section at the time of examination.
  • The candidates must carefully read and adhere to the detailed instructions given in the question papers available at the time of examination.
Exam Pattern of JEE (Advanced) 2018

JEE (Advanced) 2018 – Paper 1 and Paper 2 together had a total 108 objective type questions (Multiple Correct, Integer Answer, Paragraph based Single Correct and Matching List) totaling to 360 marks. There were 36 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. You can know more about the analysis of the JEE (Advanced) 2018 paper and see the keys and solutions to the same by clicking here.

Services of a Scribe:

The services of a scribe (amanuensis) are available ONLY to those PwD candidates who are visually impaired OR dyslexic OR have disability in the upper limbs or have lost fingers / hands thereby preventing them to properly operate the Computer Based Test platform. PwD candidates who desire to avail the services of a scribe need to opt for this during the online registration of JEE (Advanced) 2018.

  • PwD candidates permitted to use the services of a scribe will get one hour compensatory time i.e., the end time will be 13:00 IST for Paper 1 and 18:00 IST for Paper 2.
  • To avail the services of scribe, the candidate should request the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2018, of the respective zonal coordinating IIT in the prescribed format (FORM-SCRIBE). The requisition, along with a copy of the PwD certificate (FORM-PwD [II/III/IV, whichever is applicable]) OR a copy of the certificate of Dyslexic candidate (FORM- DYSLEXIC 1 and DYSLEXIC 2, whichever is applicable), should be uploaded at the time of online registration for JEE (Advanced) 2018. The formats for the request letter and PwD/Dyslexic certificate are given in Annexure-II: CERTIFICATE FORMATS.
  • Zonal coordinating IITs will make arrangements, through the Presiding Officer (PO) of the Examination Centre, to provide a panel of scribes (amanuenses). Scribes will be students of Class XI from the science stream with Mathematics as one of the subject. The PwD/dyslexic candidate has to choose a scribe from this panel. The candidates will NOT be allowed to bring their own scribes.
  • The candidate will be allowed to meet the panel of scribe one day prior to the examination in the presence of the IIT Representatives (IRs), Presiding Officer (PO) and an Invigilator, and choose her/his scribe.
  • If it is found at any stage that a candidate has used the services of a scribe, and consequently availed the benefit of one extra hour, but does not possess the extent of disability that warrants the use of a scribe, she/he will be excluded from the process of evaluation, ranking and admission. In case such a candidate has already been admitted to any IIT, her/his admission will be cancelled.