JEE Main Paper 2018 Analysis – Toughness, Marks Distribution & Cut off




JEE Mains 2018 online exam was successfully conducted on 15th and 16th April 2018 by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). While asking about the JEE Main 2018 online exam analysis, we got reviews from the aspirants and the subject experts. The reviews said that the online paper was of average level and the difficulty level was similar to the offline exam that was held on 8th April 2018.


Considered as one of the toughest examinations across India, the JEE Main Exam is the gateway for the candidates to secure the admission in country’s top technical institutes such as IITs, NITs, CFTIs etc.


This year approximately 10,43,739 lakh students registered for Mains Exam. Out of these, only 2.24 lakh candidates will be selected for Advanced Exam.


For those who are interested in getting the reviews of the exam, we have shared the detailed information about –


JEE Mains 2018 Paper Analysis (Online Exam)

JEE Mains 2018 Paper Analysis (Offline Exam)

JEE Main Expected Cut Offs



Here we start with the recently held online JEE Main 2018 paper analysis and JEE Main 2018 exam reviews by the aspirants and experts.




JEE Mains 2018 Online Exam Analysis 



The IIT JEE Mains online exam was held on 15th and 16th April 2018. If you are curious to know about JEE Mains online exam analysis, we will explain the reviews that we got from the aspirants who appeared in the exam and various subject experts.


Talking to students, it was understandable that level of the paper was moderate as the offline exam but it was totally depended on the state of mind of the aspirants. In short, we can say that Chemistry was easy and Physics & Mathematics were of moderate to tough level.


Let’s study the online JEE Main 2018 Paper Analysis as the details given below.





JEE Main 2018 Paper Analysis – Online Exam Reviews



Physics paper was of moderate to difficult level.


 Chemistry paper was of an Easy level.


 Mathematics paper was also of moderate to difficult level.


 The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate.


 The level was similar to the offline examination.



Moving on to the section where you can analyze the JEE Main Exam Reviews of all the subjects including Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.




JEE Main Paper Analysis – Physics



The review we had were mixed with a variety of opinions by experts and students. For some students, the Physics paper was tough whether some explained it as a moderate level paper.



 The questions were including a lot of calculations.


 Questions were more from class 12th than class 11th.


 Questions of moderate level were more.


 Questions were simple, but the solutions were tricky as well as lengthy.


 The paper was quite time-consuming.




JEE Main Paper Analysis – Chemistry



Chemistry was the easiest section as per the JEE Main 2018 Paper Analysis. If you have scored good in this section, you can have the chance to get ahead in the competition.



 Questions were more from organic and inorganic chemistry.


 There were more questions with easy level.


 Theoretical questions included topics like bond angles, bond orders, Characters in Diamond and Graphite, Faradays Law, Aromatic Compounds, Collides, etc.




JEE Main Paper Analysis – Mathematics



Mathematics paper was moderate but was quite lengthy as same as the offline exam.



 Questions included calculus, conics, Algebra, Vector 3D etc.


 The question could be easily solved with the help of short tricks.



If you appeared in the JEE Mains 2018 Online Examination, please share your JEE Main Exam Reviews with us. You can share your experience by dropping them in the comment box below.



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JEE Mains Exam Syllabus comprises of three different subjects viz. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Paper 1 has 90 questions in total with 30 in each subject.




JEE Main 2018 Paper Analysis (Offline) – Reviews for Paper Difficulty & Marks Distribution



Overall, the JEE Main 2018 was of moderate level. Though some aspirants felt it tricky, a majority of the students found it easy. The JEE Main 2018 exam level was easier than that of 2017 exam. Some questions on each subject were tricky, which made difference.



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As always, the students faced problem in Chemistry section but Mathematics and Physics were of moderate level. Let’s get the deep JEE Main 2018 Paper Analysis as below: –




JEE Main 2018 Exam Reviews – Paper 1 Difficulty Level (Question Wise)



Subject        Easy    Moderate        Difficult      Total
Chemistry          11          16              3        30
Mathematics          13          13              4        30
Physics          10          17              3        30
Total          34          46              10        90

Each section of the paper was of 120 marks, with the total being 360. Let’s now, start analyzing JEE Mains chapter wise marks distribution for each paper with the help of the points given below: –




JEE Mains 2018 Paper Analysis of Physics Section



Topics Question Level
Mechanics 11 Moderate-Difficult
Electricity & Magnetism 10 Easy-moderate
Modern Physics 3 Easy-moderate
Heat & Thermodynamics 2 Moderate
Optics 2 Easy
Properties of Matter 1 Moderate
General 1 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Moderate



Physics was relatively easy as compared to the last few years.


The weightage of the class 12th questions was higher and there were around 17 questions from that while the other 13 questions were from class 11th.


The calculation was also easy.




JEE Mains 2018 Paper Analysis of Chemistry Section



Topics Question Level
Physical Chemistry 12 Easy-Moderate
Organic Chemistry 10 Moderate-Difficult
Inorganic Chemistry 8 Moderate-Difficult
Total 30 Moderate-Difficult



Chemistry was tougher than other sections.


There were more from class 11th syllabus and less number of questions from class 12th.


All chapters were covered in the paper from Physical Chemistry but few areas of Organic Chemistry were missing.


Some questions from Inorganic Chemistry were asked in a different form, which made the students confused.




JEE Mains 2018 Paper Analysis of Mathematics Section



Topics Question Level
Algebra 10 Moderate-Difficult
Coordinate Geometry 5 Moderate
Differential Calculus 4 Moderate
Integral Calculus 4 Easy-Moderate
Vectors & 3-D Geometry 3 Moderate
Trigonometry 2 Moderate
Mathematical Reasoning & Statistics 2 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate



Mathematics was easier than last year.


The paper seemed lengthier, thus, had high chances of calculation mistakes.


Question were tricky and time consuming.


There were more questions from the class 11th syllabus.



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JEE Main Cut off Details – Know Minimum Score to Qualify



We have merged up the official JEE Main 2017 Cut Offs and JEE Main Cutoff 2018 to qualify for JEE Advanced 2018. You may check the details from the table provided below: –


Category JEE Main 2017 Cutoff Marks (Official) JEE Main 2018 Cut Offs (Updated)
General 81 75
OBC 49 45
SC 32 29
ST 27 24



Check your JEE Main 2018 Result here!



Note: For Qualification in JEE (Advanced) a student must be in Top 20% or minimum 75% of marks in class 12th.


Those who were totally depended on NCERT faced more problems than those who joined coaching.


You can also check the JEE Mains 2018 Toppers Rank List. This will give you an insight on the result and marks obtained by the students.





JEE Mains Paper 2 (B.Arch./B.Planning.) Analysis



JEE Main Paper 2 is conducted for BArch/ BPlan only in offline mode. The paper was conducted on the same day i.e. 8th April 2018 from 2 PM to 5 PM. The JEE Paper 2 consisted of three sections viz. Aptitude, Mathematics, Drawing.




Aptitude Section:


This section consists of 50 questions carrying 4 marks each. This time some different questions were there in the exam. The level of the section was easy. The questions on counting shapes were removed this time. The GK part was also doable. You could easily score in this section if your speed was good.




Mathematics Section:


This was the toughest section among all three. It consisted 30 question carrying 4 marks each. The questions were trickier as compared to the last year. Some questions were directly from NCERT book. Those who had done NCERT were in great advantage.




Drawing Section:


This section consists 2 questions carrying a total of 70 marks. Nothing specifically defined in this section this year as compared to the last year. Applicants were free to draw in any way. This section was quite lengthy.



Read the complete JEE Main Paper 2 by visiting JEE Mains Paper 2 Analysis 2018



Suggested Reads:


JEE Main Result


 JEE Main Admit Card 2019



Now, you have the complete analysis of the JEE Mains exam through which you can easily get the idea about the level of paper and how you have performed in it. You can also get the real-time idea about the question paper here.


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