JEE Advanced 2018 - Things to keep in mind on Exam Day

Shreyasa Vijay updated on : 07 Nov 2017

Since JEE Advanced 2018 is going to be conducted on May 20, 2018, candidates have got more worried. Here are the tips which you need to keep in mind on the day of JEE Advanced 2018 to stay calm and perform well.

JEE Advanced 2018- Final Day Tips

JEE Advanced 2018 is near. Students prepare for the exam anxiously throughout the year to get admission to one of the Indian Institutes of Technology in India. Every year lakhs of students fill JEE Advanced application form and appear for one of the toughest engineering entrance exams. JEE Advanced 2018 will test the preparation level and knowledge of the candidates. This is the exam, which decides the fate of the candidates aspiring to pursue an engineering degree from IIT and other JEE Advanced participating colleges. No doubt candidates burn the midnight oil to meet JEE Advanced cutoff and get high All India Ranks (AIR). But the preparation alone is not enough to crack the exam.

Candidates preparing for JEE Advanced 2018 needs to follow some special guidelines in the exam day. JEE Advanced authorities also announce some guidelines, which candidates strictly need to follow in the examination hall. From carrying all the important documents like JEE Advanced 2018 admit card to sleeping properly a day before the exam, there are a number of things candidates need to follow.

IIT Kanpur will conduct JEE Advanced 2018. Candidates who have topped and ranked up to 2, 20,000 (including all categories) will be eligible for attempting JEE Advanced 2018.

Schedule of JEE Advanced 2018

The examination has two papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) of three hours duration each. Both the papers are compulsory. The examination will be held as per the following schedule:

Exam Date

Sunday,20 may 2018

Paper 1

09:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Paper 2

14:00 PM to 17:00 PM

*Candidates using the services of a scribe will get one hour compensatory time, i.e. the end time will be 1 PM for Paper 1 and 6 PM for Paper 2.

Final Day Tips to keep in Mind:

Be confident:

Remember that you have done the best of your preparation. You have worked very hard to get through JEE Mains. Don’t get nervous to see the number of students appearing for the exam. Always be positive and have faith in yourself. Forget about the JEE Mains result and pressure. Just focus on JEE Advanced exam and have confidence in yourself.

Be on time:

Students are advised to reach the examination centre at least 1 hour before the exam. This will help you find the examination centre/ hall and settle down. Candidates who arrive after the commencement of the exam will not be allowed in the examination hall. Being late and rushing towards exam hall will hamper your positivity. So make sure you reach much in time. Candidates are also advised to visit the examination hall a day before the exam to get an idea of the routes and shortcuts.


You must carry all the necessary documents as you will not be allowed to take the exam without verification of the documents. Your JEE Advanced Admit Card is the most important document, which you have to carry with you. Along with the admit card, you must carry valid photo ID proof as well with you for verification.

You can carry any one of the following ID proofs to the centre:

  • Aadhar Card
  • College/School ID
  • Driving License
  • Employee ID
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Voters’ ID card


Candidates will NOT be allowed to carry any electronic devices, abacus, slide rule, log books, study material of any type, geometry box, written or white (blank) paper/piece of paper, wallets, etc. to the examination hall.

Candidates should not wear items containing metals such as rings, bracelet, earrings, pendants or clothes with big buttons.

Avoid last-minute discussion:

Stay away from the group of students involved in last minute discussions. Try not to speak to too many people before the exam as opinion of different people will just make you more tensed. It will only make you confused and anxious about the exam. Be calm and positive during the exam. Remember, you are going to give your best shot this time.

Plan the paper:

Read all the given instructions carefully and plan the paper accordingly. If you don’t know any question, don’t get stuck there as it can eat up a lot of precious time which you can use on solving other important and easy questions. You can come back to those questions after successfully attempting the answers which you already know. Strategically allocate the proper time for each question. Use the strategies and tricks you made while taking mock tests and solving sample papers during JEE Advanced 2018 preparation.


You should have enough sleep on the night before the entrance exam. Don’t study late at night and try to sleep on time in order to get up early in the morning. Proper sleep will keep you fresh and confident in the exam.

Have a healthy breakfast:

Have a proper breakfast before the exam else you will feel weak. Avoid eating junk food or something heavy which will make you lazy during the exam. Staying hydrated is equally important to perform well in the exam. Ensure that you’re drinking enough water.

Be aware of negative marking:

Instead of following your false guesses, follow your brain. Don’t ever try to attempt questions in one go itself until and unless you are sure about the logic. Doing so in the exam can invite negative marks as the JEE Advanced exam pattern 2018 has negative marking scheme as well.

These are the tips which you have to keep in your mind on the day of JEE Advanced 2018. It will help you achieve your goals and dreams. Give your best and be optimistic about the exam because this is not the end of your life. You will get many more exams and opportunities in your life.

Be cool and ALL THE BEST!

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