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Exam Pattern For JEE 2018

The Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) constituted by the IIT Council under the Chairmanship of Prof Ashok Misra has submitted its report to the Government of India on 5 November, 2015. The Committee made the following recommendations:

Changes in the structure of JEE From 2018

A National Testing Service will be set up to conduct an Aptitude Test, for testing scientific aptitude and innovative thinking ability. The computer based aptitude test may be conducted 2 or more times in a year. Based on the performance, about 4 lakh candidates shall be short-listed for taking the JEE.

The JEE itself will be on the lines of the current JEE (Advanced) and designed to test the knowledge in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. From this, ranks will be issued to 40,000+ students who can seek admission in IITs and NITs based on a common counselling.

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JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

Medium for all exam centres English and Hindi
Medium for exam centers in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli English, Hindi
Duration of exam 3 hours
Type of questions Objective type
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be allotted for each correct answer and for incorrect answers, negative marking of 1 mark will be done
  • There will be 2 papers in JEE Main examination– Paper I for engineering and Paper II for architecture.
  • Paper I includes total 90 OMC questions from Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.
  • Paper II includes total 82 questions– 30 questions from Mathematics, 50 questions from aptitude test and 2 questions from drawing test.
Papers Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper-1 Physics 30 Questions 120 marks
Chemistry 30 Questions 120 marks
Mathematics 30 Questions 120 marks
Paper-2 Mathematics 30 Questions 120 marks
Aptitude Test 50 Questions 200 marks
Drawing 2 Questions 70 marks

For 2016 and 2017

For 2016 and 2017, the practice of two tier JEE exam will be continued. The top 2,00,000 students from JEE (Main) will be allowed to appear in JEE (Advanced).

More than 40,000 ranks will be issued in JEE (Advanced).

Joint counselling for IITs and NITs will be continued.

Board marks will not to be counted for giving rankings this year for NITs, CFTIs, etc.

The Government has decided to place the recommendations of the Report in the public domain for widespread consultation with the stakeholders.

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