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JEE Advanced 2018 Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme & Types of Questions

Updated On - February 19th 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2018: The online exam consists of 2 papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the papers are compulsory. JEE Advanced used to be held in offline mode but from 2018, the exam will be conducted in computer-based mode. Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) is held separately after JEE Advanced Paper 1 and 2. 

  • Paper 1 and 2 comprise 3 sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • The duration of each paper of JEE Advanced is 3 hours.
  • Negative marking prevails in the online examination. 
  • The question paper will consist of objective type (MCQs and NAT) questions.
  • The papers will be set in English and Hindi languages. 

JEE Advanced is conducted by seven Zonal Coordinating IITs under the guidance of Joint Admission Board (JAB). IIT Kanpur is the organising institute of JEE Advanced 2018. The exam is scheduled for May 20, 2018 in India and abroad. Check JEE Advanced Important Dates

The exam pattern of JEE Advanced is not fixed. The organising IIT decides and changes exam pattern every year but no major change is made in the previous years. Like the previous years, it’s expected that paper pattern would also have full marking, partial marking, zero marking and negative marking. 

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JEE Advanced 2018 Highlights

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

Exam NameJEE Advanced 2018
Organising InsituteIIT Kanpur
Mode of ExaminationComputer Based
Medium of ExaminationEnglish/Hindi
Number of Papers2
Number of Sections3
Time Duration of Exam3 hours each

JEE Advanced 2018 Marking Scheme

JEE Advanced consists of two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the papers consist 3 sections viz Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The questions asked are both numerical and objective type. 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

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


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-

Click Here for JEE Advanced Syllabus (in detail)

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 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

Composition exercise with given elements. Context mapping. Creativity check through the innovative uncommon test with familiar objects. The sense of colour grouping or application.

Architectural Awareness

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

Freehand 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 the type of questions and important topics. They can also refer to following books for JEE Advanced Preparation.

Book NameAuthor/Publisher 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

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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