JEE MAIN 2018 - Pattern, Analysis, Key, Solutions & Score Calculator

JEE MAIN 2018 - Pattern, Analysis, Key, Solutions & Score Calculator

JEE Main 2018 was conducted on 8th April 2018 in offline mode in centres within India and abroad. Around 10.7 lakh students would have appeared for this important national exam. The exam was conducted from 9.30 to 12.30 hrs.

There were 4 versions for JEE MAIN 2018 - A, B, C and D. The order of subjects in each version was different; likewise the options for each question were shuffled too in different versions; the total marks and the number of questions in ALL versions were the same.

VersionOrder of Subjects
APhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics
BPhysics, Mathematics, Chemistry
CChemistry, Mathematics, Physics,
DMathematics, Physics, Chemistry

Physics Part

The overall difficulty level of the Physics part is on the moderate side. All easy questions were directly posed and hence were very student friendly; difficult questions were lesser in number than last year and there is increase in medium level questions. The unit Electronics and Communications had two questions and as expected units Modern Physics had its share of questions.

As given below about 57% of the paper was considered 'Medium' and only about 10% of the paper was 'difficult' and hence this was a student friendly paper.

The topic wise distribution of the questions is shown below:

Chemistry Part

Majority of the questions in the Chemistry part of the JEE Main 2018 were moderate and could be answered by thoroughly knowing the concepts in the syllabus.

Organic: Certain areas of Organic Chemistry were totally neglected and some topics were given unusual importance. Moderate level questions only.

Physical: Almost all areas were represented in the paper. Some questions in Physical Chemistry needed careful thinking to arrive at the correct answer.

Inorganic: Distribution of questions across inorganic concepts is random. Some questions are phrased differently to bring confusion in the minds of the students.

The topic wise analysis of the JEE Main 2018 paper for Chemistry is shown below.

Mathematics Part

Mathematics part of JEE Main 2018 was not as challenging as compared to year 2016. If a well prepared student is able to identify all 'easy' questions, he/ she should feel content about the paper. The paper has about 43% of marks from 'easy' category questions and about the same percentage of marks are from 'medium' category. But almost all medium level questions required lengthy solving and that ruins the scoring. Few questions that posed difficulties are genuinely concept wise difficult and tricky in nature.

There were one question each from Mathematical Reasoning and Statistics.

Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Differential and Integral Calculus (as expected) had major shares. Topic wise analysis is given below.