JEE Advanced 2018 Paper Analysis

JEE Advanced 2018 Paper Analysis – The entrance exam was conducted successfully on May 20th, 2018 and many had similar things to say about the question paper. One common statement was that the papers were difficult compared to last year. Mathematics and Physics were moderately easy while Chemistry seemed to be difficult for many.

In addition to this, some of our subject experts have also reviewed and provided an in-depth analysis of the JEE Advanced 2018 Question papers. Let us understand what was the nature of the question paper, its difficulty level, and other details.
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JEE Advanced 2018 Overview

Exam Conducting Body IIT Kanpur
Exam Date 20th May, 2018
Exam Mode Computer-Based Online Test
Exam Paper and Duration 2 papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) of 3 hours each
Subjects or Sections Physics, Chemistry, Maths
Total Marks 360 (180+180)
Question Type MCQs, Numerical Problems, Comprehension, list match sets

JEE Advanced 2018 Marking Scheme

Paper I and Paper II
Sections Question Pattern Marking Scheme No. of Q. Total Marks
1 Multiple Answers Correct Type +4 for correct, +1 for Partial correct, -2 for wrong  6 24
2 Numerical Answer Type  +3 for Correct, No Negative Marking  8 24
Comprehension / Column matching +3 for correct, -1 for wrong  4 12

JEE Advanced 2018: Distribution of Questions

Subject Class 11 Class 12 Total
No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks No of Questions Total Marks
Chemistry 7 23 29 97 36 120
Mathematics 15 49 21 71 36 120
Physics 22 73 14 47 36 120
Grand Total 44 145 64 215 108 360

JEE Advanced 2018 Overall Difficulty Analysis

Subject Easy Moderate  Tough
No. of Questions Total Marks No. of Questions Total Marks No. of Questions Total Marks
Physics 13 44 13 43 10 33
Chemistry 5 16 13 44 18 60
Maths 13 40 11 36 12 44
Grand Total 31 100 37 123 40 137

JEE Advanced 2018 Question Paper 1

The overall difficulty of JEE Advanced 2018 Question paper 1 was moderate. Surprisingly, Maths section was easy while Chemistry consisted of difficult questions. The Physics section was on the moderate side.

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JEE Advanced 2018 Question Paper 2

Many candidates were of the opinion that paper 2 was more difficult compared to paper 1. Here the Maths section was a little tricky, Physics was lengthy but easier while Chemistry again was the most difficult.

Well, will look at the subject wise question below.

JEE Advanced 2018 Question Paper Subject Wise Analysis

JEE Advanced Paper Analysis: Physics

  • The Physics section in both paper 1 and paper 2 was on a moderate level.
  • The Physics questions were mostly analytical and application-based.
  • There were fewer calculation based questions.
  • Physics was comparatively easier than Chemistry and Maths.
Topic-wise Question Breakup in Physics
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Electrodynamics 8 22.50%
Capacitance 1 2.50%
Electromagnetic Field 2 5.83%
Electromagnetic Induction 1 3.33%
Electrostatics 3 8.33%
Current Electricity 1 2.50%
Heat & Thermodynamics 4 10.83%
Heat Transfer 1 2.50%
KTG & Thermodynamics 3 8.33%
Mechanics 15 41.67%
Error in Measurement 3 7.50%
Gravitation 1 2.50%
Rigid Body Dynamics 3 8.33%
Surface Tension 1 3.33%
Work, Power & Energy 1 3.33%
Elasticity & Viscosity 2 5.83%
Unit & Dimension 2 5.00%
Circular Motion 1 3.33%
Mathematical Tool 1 2.50%
Modern Physics 3 8.33%
Nuclear Physics 1 3.33%
Photoelectric Effect 1 2.50%
Bohr Atomic Model 1 2.50%
Optics 2 5.83%
Geometrical Optics & Physical Optics 2 5.83%
SHM & Waves 3 8.33%
Sound Waves 2 5.83%
SHM 1 2.50%
Mathematical Tools 1 2.50%
Projectile Motion 1 2.50%

JEE Advanced Paper Analysis: Chemistry

  • Chemistry section surprisingly was on the difficult side.
  • In terms of weightage, Physical and Organic Chemistry were given more importance in comparison to Inorganic Chemistry.
  • Some questions were asked outside of the NCERT books or syllabus.
Topic-wise Question Breakup in Chemistry
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Inorganic Chemistry-I 3 9.17%
Chemical Bonding 1 2.50%
p-block 2 6.67%
Inorganic Chemistry-II 7 20.00%
Coordination Compounds 5 14.17%
Qualitative Analysis 1 3.33%
Metallurgy 1 2.50%
Organic Chemistry-II 12 33.33%
Aromatic Compounds 3 9.17%
Carbonyl compounds 1 2.50%
Organic Reaction Mechanism 4 2 5.00%
Stereoisomerism 1 2.50%
Organic Reaction Mechanism 3 1 3.33%
Biomolecules 1 3.33%
Carboxylic Acid and their Derivatives 3 7.50%
Physical Chemistry-I 7 19.17%
Gaseous State 1 2.50%
Ionic Equilibrium 2 5.00%
Thermodynamics 3 9.17%
Equivalent Concept 1 2.50%
Physical Chemistry-II 7 18.33%
Chemical Kinetics 2 5.83%
Electrochemistry 2 5.00%
Solid State 1 2.50%
Solution & Colligative Properties 2 5.00%

JEE Advanced Paper Analysis: Maths

  • The Mathematics questions in paper 1 and paper 2 were on a moderate level.
  • However, some questions were new and challenging as well as lengthy.
  • There were few conceptual questions as well.
  • Comparatively this section was easier with regards to Physics and Chemistry.
Topic-wise Question Breakup in Maths
Topics No of Questions Weightage of Marks
Algebra 1 2.50%
Binomial Theorem 1 2.50%
Complex Numbers 2 6.67%
Complex Numbers 2 6.67%
Coordinate Geometry 5 14.17%
Circle 3 8.33%
Hyperbola 1 2.50%
Ellipse 1 3.33%
Differential Calculus 5 14.17%
Functions 2 5.00%
Limit, Continuity & Differentiability 1 2.50%
Application of Derivatives 1 3.33%
Methods of Differentiation 1 3.33%
Integral Calculus 8 22.50%
Definite integration 3 7.50%
Differential equation 5 15.00%
Matrix & Determinants 2 5.83%
Matrices & Determinants 2 5.83%
Permutation & Combination 2 5.00%
Probability 2 5.00%
Probability 2 5.00%
Sequence & Series 1 2.50%
Sequence & Series 1 2.50%
Trigonometry 3 8.33%
Solution of Triangle 1 3.33%
Inverse Trigonometric function 1 2.50%
Trigonometric Ratio & identities 1 2.50%
Vector and 3D 4 10.83%
Vector 4 10.83%
Fundamentals of Mathematics 1 2.50%

JEE Advanced 2018 Cutoff

Category Minimum Percentage of Marks in Each Subject Minimum Percentage of Aggregate Marks
Common rank list (CRL) 10 25
OBC-NCL rank list 9 22.5
SC rank list 5 12.5
ST 5 12.5
Common-PwD rank list (CRL) 5 12.5
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list 5 12.5
SC-PwD rank list 5 12.5
ST-PwD rank list 5 12.5
Preparatory course rank lists 2.5 6.25

JEE Advanced Question Paper Year Wise Analysis

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