So finally JEE has released its report for the exam conducted last year. In this post I have tried to give a summary of this report which will help the aspirants to understand the examination and be realistic in their aspirations.
Like all these years, it again summarizes the fact that JEE is very different from the normal school board examinations in terms of testing pattern, syllabus, depth of application of key concepts and the marks distribution.
To understand these points, first look at the data regarding the minimum marks needed to land up in the Rank List of JEE Advanced
The JEE Advanced 2018 was of total 360 Marks and to get into the rank list you just need 25% marks and that too for an unreserved category student. The barrier is further reduced for the reserved categories. You might be wondering that this must not be a difficult task. Let’s explore
So to be able to feature in top 17597 students out of approx 12- 13 Lakh students you need to solve approx 1 out of 4 questions correctly J.
Let’s now look at the Ranks vs Marks Data for JEE Advanced 2018
AIR-1 337 Marks (93.67%)
AIR 101 272 Marks (75.55%)
AIR 501 233 Marks (64.72%)
AIR 1001 213 Marks (59.17%)
AIR 2501 184 Marks (51.11%)
AIR 5001 158 Marks (43.89%)
AIR 10001 130 Marks (36.11%)
AIR 15001 113 Marks (31.39%)
AIR 24101 90 Marks (25%)
For OBC- NCL
AIR 1 319 Marks
AIR 101 213 Marks
AIR 1001 152 Marks
AIR 2001 129 Marks
AIR 5001 95 Marks
AIR 6901 81 Marks
For SC category
AIR 1 278 Marks
AIR 101 148 Marks
AIR 501 104 Marks
AIR 1001 83 Marks
AIR 3001 45 Marks
For ST Category
AIR 1 266 Marks
AIR 101 124 Marks
AIR 501 68 Marks
AIR 901 46 Marks
Now lets explore the raw marks scored by the candidates in the JEE Advanced 2018
So you can clearly see that there are many candidates whose scored less than ZERO marks and do remember Advanced is given by the candidates who have first passed the filter of JEE MAIN.
Now look at the data of qualified and admitted (i.e. those who gor into IITs) students
Lets look at the same data for individual subjects. First see the performance in Physics
Next have a look at the data for Chemistry
Last is the Mathematics
So candidates scores the most in Physics in JEE Advanced 2018.
Now lets compare the marks obtained by candidates in JEE MAINs and JEE Advanced
So you can see the difference in the marks in Chemistry in JEE Mains and Advanced, Chemistry is the easiest to score in Mains but most difficult in Advanced.
So all those who are preparing or thinking to prepare for JEE Advanced should be mentally ready for the fact that when they will give practice tests for JEE Advanced scores would be very different from what you are used to see in your school exams.