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JEE Advanced 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - April 28, 2017

JEE Advanced 2018 is scheduled for third week of May 2018. Paper 1 will be conducted from 9 AM to 12 PM, while Paper 2 will be conducted from 2 PM to 5 PM. JEE Advanced results will be published in last week of June 2018.

JEE Advanced 2018 is an online test comprising of 3 sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. It will be 3 hours’ duration test. Negative marking is also applicable in the exam. There will two papers on the same day with a gap of 1 hour. Candidates have to appear for both Paper 1 and Paper 2. Those who have applied for B.Arch will have to appear for AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test) exam.

JEE Advanced 2018 Highlights

The important highlights of JEE Advanced Paper are:

  • It is an online test
  • There will be 3 sections- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Total 56 questions will be asked in Paper-1 and 54 questions in Paper-2
  • Questions will be framed upon topics covered in class 11 and class 12
  • Questions can be of objective type or numerical type
  • No negative marking is applicable for numerical type questions
  • Exam will be of 180 minutes

Applicants can refer to the table given below to get a clear idea of JEE Advanced 2018 Exam Pattern:

Exam NameJEE Advanced 2018
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based
Medium of ExaminationEnglish/Hindi
Conducting BodyCBSE
Number of Sections3
Time Duration of Exam3 hours

JEE Advanced 2018 Marking Scheme

JEE Advanced consists of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. It is mandatory for the candidates to appear for both the papers. Paper-1 consists 3 sections viz Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The questions asked are both numerical and objective type. Candidates are given 180 minutes to solve the paper. There will be 10 sets of questions for Paper-1. Candidates can check the marking scheme from the table below:

SectionQuestion typeNumber of QuestionsMarks awardedNegative marking
1Single correct answer53-1
21 or more correct answer84-2
3Single digit integer530

Paper-2 also consists of 10 sets of questions and the marking scheme followed is as follows:

SectionQuestion typeNumber of QuestionsMarks awardedNegative marking
1Single correct answer63-1
21 or more correct answer84-2
3Comprehension type430

Use of Optical Response Sheet

Candidates have to mark their answers in an optical response sheet provided to them. While filling up the ORS sheet they must abide by the following guidelines:

  • Enter name and roll number as mentioned in admit card in the space provided.
  • For marking answers, use black point pen only.
  • The marked choice should be darkened completely and neatly.
  • Do not tamper the bar code on the ORS.
  • In between both the papers there will be 2 hours gap. Candidates must report for the examination on time.
  • Candidates are allowed mark only 1 choice. If two or more circles are darkened then answer will be considered as invalid
  • Use of gel pens, fountain pens are prohibited for marking response in ORS.
  • Only those candidates who will appear for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be allowed to view their ORS sheet.

JEE Advanced 2018 Important Instructions

  • Candidates must reach 20 minutes before to exam centres
  • Carry the admit card and Id proof along with you
  • Do not leave the exam center without submitting ORS sheet and calculation sheet
  • Carry your stationaries to the exam centre

JEE Advanced 2018 Pattern and Syllabus

For both paper 1 and paper 2 questions will be asked from class 11 and 12 syllabi. Candidates who are interested in pursuing B.Arch have to appear for AAT(Architecture Aptitude Test).

Mentioned below is the section wise syllabus for JEE Advanced 2018:

General PhysicsGaseous and liquid statesAlgebra
  • Vectors
MechanicsAtomic structure and chemical bondingTrigonometry
Thermal PhysicsEnergeticsAnalytical Geometry
Electricity and MagnetismSurface chemistryDifferential Calculus
OpticsSolutions, Solid state, Chemical kinetics, Electrochemistry, chemical equilibriumIntegral calculus
Modern PhysicsAlkanes, alkenes, alkynes, benzene, phenol, carbohydrates, amino acids and peptides, polymers-
-Isolation/preparation and properties of non-metals, Preparation and properties of compounds, Transition elements (3d series), Preparation and properties of compounds, Ores and minerals, Extractive metallurgy, Principles of qualitative analysis-

AAT Syllabus for JEE Advanced 2018

Geometrical drawing

Drawing lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, circles, etc. Study of plan (top view), elevation (front or side views) of simple solid objects like prisms, cones, cylinders, cubes, splayed surface holders, etc.

Three-dimensional Perception

It includes of three-dimensional forms of building elements with specifications such as colour, volume and orientation. It also includes visualization of structuring objects in memory.

Imagination and Aesthetic Sensitivity

Architectural Awareness

General interest and awareness of famous architectural creations – both national and international, places and personalities (architects, designers, etc.) in the related domain.

Free hand drawing

It includes simple drawing depicting the total object in its right form and proportion, surface texture, relative location and details of its component parts in appropriate scale. Candidates are asked to draw objects related to day to day life such furniture, utensils etc.

Candidates preparing for JEE Advanced 2018 can refer to previous year sample papers and mock test to get an idea of type of questions and important topics. They can also refer to following books for JEE Advanced Preparation.

Book NameAuthor Name
JEE Crash CourseByju’s
Concept of Physics vol IIH.C. Verma
Problems in General PhysicsI.E. Irodov
Numerical ChemistryP. Bahadur
Inorganic Chemistry by IIT JEEO.P Tondon



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