JEE Advanced 2018 - Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)

Last Updated - April 05 2018

It is the time of year when engineering candidates have their eyes on Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). To get into the best engineering college of India, they have to qualify for JEE Mains. Unlike JEE Advanced which is clearly online based, JEE Mains can be attempted through online as well as the offline medium. The Offline (Pen and Paper mode) exam is to be held on April 8, 2018, while an online method is scheduled for April 15 - 16. 

CBSE JEE Main 2018: Subject experts have certified that the entire syllabus of Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics has been covered in each question set by dividing the syllabus of each subject into the suitable number of units and choosing the equal number of questions from each unit. And each set of question paper carries the equal level of difficult questions. 

JEE Main online method paper has some extra benefits over pen and paper-based test such as aspirants can change the marking of the bubble but in OME sheet, it cannot be done. Even marking responses in OMR sheet is time taking. The online exam is scheduled 6 days later after the offline test.

There are a few important things an aspirant should keep in mind while giving an online or offline exam. Below are the DO’s and DON’Ts for JEE Main 2018

For the Offline method of JEE Mains


  1. Do read the entire question paper in first 10 minutes.
  2. As the aspirant have the entire question paper, first check if the pages are clear or are there any misprint or missing pages. Get a new paper if establish any discrepancy.
  3. As there will be an OMR sheet to be filled, be careful in marking the bubbles. Double check before marking as unlike online mode, offline marking can’t be altered.
  4. Make sure to attempt all the three subjects evenly. 
  5. Use the paper to draw diagrams and try to synergize with the familiarity of JEE Main offline method exam.


  1. Don’t spend too much time in solving tough questions. Target easy questions first. Leave difficult questions to solve at the end of the paper.
  2. Don’t spend too much time on a particular section.
  3. Don’t get any question or section affect your morale, keep your mojo high via the entire paper.
  4. Don’t stress yourself with a number of questions you must attempt.
  5. The level of difficulty of paper may vary from the mock tests you were giving. So, don’t benchmark your attempts. It is the relative performance that counts.
  6. Use of pencils is strictly debarred for marking in OMR Sheet.

Online CBT (Computer Based Test)


  1. Give ample amount of mock online test so as to be adapted to the test environment and confidence for the test.
  2. There will be tabs for all three subjects. So, prior to starting the test, check all three tabs and questions being displayed on each subject.
  3. If there is any missing questions or graph or diagram, inform the supervisor and get it rectified immediately.
  4. Start from the questions of low difficulty and then move toward higher difficulty.
  5. Do attempt question in sequence so that you can keep track of the number of questions attempted.
  6. Be careful while submitting the paper, submit only after all the questions in all the subjects have been dealt with. At the end of paper timing, the test will be automatically submitted.


  1. Don’t opt for online CBT method if you are not familiar with computers.
  2. Don’t spend too much time on any one question or any one section. 
  3. Don’t opt for online CBT if you have eyes problem or tendency to have a headache for prolonged computer usage. This you will understand by attempting few mock online tests. 

After the online test, CBSE will e-mail the JEE Main question paper and responses to online exam.

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