JEE MAIN 2018 Analysis



JEE Main 2018: Answer key analysis

JEE Mains unit of CBSE released answer key for JEE (Joint Entrance Examination Mains) 2018 exam on Tuesday. The examination was conducted on April 8 (offline mode) and April 15 and 16 (online) in different centers all over India and foreign countries.

  • The Release of the Answer Key

The release date of official answer key from CBSE was announced as 24th of April whereas answer keys of JEE Mains 2018 of the institutes (i.e. Allen, Toppr, Resonance, Aakash, and FIITJEE) were released within a few hours of the exam. Usually, it is observed that the answers in all the set of IITJEE are the same.

  • Issues on Answer Key

The main aim Answer key is released by the Institute to have an idea about how much would they be able to score in the exam. But, it is quite surprising this time to see that the there are some questions in the answer key to which the answers are same but then there are questions with the different answers in the keys provided by the Institute.

  • Cut off  list of JEE Mains 2018

Talking about the cut-off of the JEE Mains of 2018, there has been a drastic fall in it as compared to the previous years which made it easier for more candidate to get through. As, this time, 2,31,024 top candidates who appeared in  JEE Main 2018 qualified to appear in JEE Advanced 2018 out of 11,35,084 candidates. If we see the results of the previous year (i.e. 2017), only top 2,20,000 candidates of JEE Main were qualified to appear in JEE Advanced. The cut-off will never be same because it all depends on how students give the exams and more than that on the difficulty level of the exam. The cut-off is shown in the table below: –




Common Rank List 350 74 111275
OBC 73 45 65313
SC 73 29 34425
ST 73 24 17256
PwD 73 -35 2755
TOTAL 231024


For the information of the candidates, there is not one particular cut-off for the JEE Main exam but there are two. According to one, candidates are called for counseling and are eligible to take admissions in the colleges which are opening and closing rank. And the second one is the JEE Main minimum qualifying score on basis of which candidates are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced.

  • Analysis of results

It is been found out that 7 students of Allen Career Institute, Kota have grabbed their ranks in top 20, which is indeed a commendable work.  Whereas, the 6th rank is grabbed by the student od Resonance, Kota.  Another 7-10 candidates from Career point and Motion Institute, Kota have grabbed their rank in top 200. On an average result, candidates who have prepared with the institutions in Kota have scored good ranks in AIR list.

Overall Analysis

We at faculty box, keeping in mind the best for the students would suggest that the cut-off varies every time depending on the difficulty level of the exam. However, taking coaching from a renowned institute which has better results undoubtedly improves your scores enhancing your understanding skills.


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