6 Top Tips for JEE Main Online Exam 2018

Thamanna Abdul Latheef updated on : 22 Jan 2018

The online exam is scheduled to be held on 15 & 16 April 2018. Know all about some key information you can keep in mind while appearing for the JEE Main 2018 (Online) exam.

6 Top Tips for JEE Main Online Exam 2018

Top Tips for JEE Main Online Exam 2018- The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2018 exam is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The pen and paper based examination is scheduled to be held on 08 April 2018 while the online exam will be conducted on 15 & 16 April 2018. JEE Main 2018 is the single biggest and toughest engineering entrance exam in India. Aspirants appearing for JEE Main 2018 can seek admission in undergraduate courses offered by the prestigious IITs, NITs, CFTIs and various other engineering colleges.

While aspirants go through a lot of dilemma as to which mode to choose while applying for JEE Main, each mode has its own pros and cons. Here are a few pointers, as well as some key information you can keep in mind while appearing for the JEE Main 2018 (Online) exam. Though the pattern and syllabus for JEE Main Online Test is same, the process to solve the question paper is completely different as candidates have to consider a few important this in mind. Ignorance of a regular thing can also make a huge difference in the marks hence, keep every point in mind while solving the examination.

JEE Main Important Dates 2018


JEE Main 2018 Events



Offline Exam Date (Pen & Paper Based Test)

08 April 2018


Online Exam Date (Computer Based Test)

15 & 16 April 2018


Release of Answer Key & OMR Sheet

24- 27 April 2018


Announcement of JEE Main 2018 Result (Score & Rank)

31 April 2018

6 Top Tips for JEE Main Online Exam 2018

1.    Know your strengths

You know yourself better than someone else. So have faith in your preparation and revise whatever you have studied for the entrance exam of JEE Main 2018. Remember that learning new chapters during the last minutes won’t be a nice idea so that try to learn and cover all the topics before the exam. Spend much time on the weak areas and make notes out of it. Doing so will make you score good marks in JEE Main 2018.

2.    Practice Previous Year's Question Papers

Solving old question papers will help you to attempt all the questions within the stipulated time without any confusion and hassle. Previous year’s question papers will give an idea about the mode of questions, pattern and all the other aspects which can influence the score in the JEE Main 2018. it is advisable that the candidates should first attempt the information based questions which is approximately 10% of entire paper and then follow the elimination method. For mathematics paper, backtrack method can be used to grab the best results. Since there is no requirement of filling or shading any bubbles in the online mode of JEE Main 2018, you can take more time to think and answer the questions. Hence, you can utilize more time to solve difficult questions and this can help you score more.

3.    Make Strategies

The candidates appearing for JEE Main 2018 should make and follow strategies which will suit them. Strategies will make you help to tackle all the obstacles which you face during the preparation as well in the exam. it may differ from person to person. Still, there will be some general strategies for all the candidates to crack JEE Main 2018. Go through the complete Syllabus of JEE Main 2018

Start your paper with Chemistry, and then attempt Physics and finally maths. By doing this your time can be managed in a better way and gives you confidence to attempt questions and will give time to solve tricky questions later. Don’t stick to a tricky question which can take out all your time. You have to move to other questions as well so that you can score good marks in the exam.

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4.    Accuracy

Solving papers accurately is the key to secure fair marks in JEE Main 2018.  Try to solve as many mock tests and previous year's question papers as you can so that you can solve questions within the time and if you are fast enough, you can revise your questions. Candidates should practice attempting question in lesser time to obtain accuracy and cross-check the answers. Properly plan your papers and the time you are planning to allocate for each section. Perfection comes with practice so as accuracy.

5.    Select Important Topics For Preparation

Important topics that are asked frequently in the exam are mentioned here.

JEE Main / Advanced Physics papers

  • Current Electricity: 8 questions each year
  • Electrostatics: 4 questions each year
  • Optics: 3 questions each year
  • Heat and Thermodynamics: 2 questions each year
  • Law of Motion: 2 questions each year
  • Waves: 2 questions each year
  • Simple Harmonic Motion: 2 questions each year
  • Gravitation & Electrostatics – conceptually similar Current Electricity & Heat Transfer –conceptually similar SHM & Sound/String waves, Ray Optics and Wave optics Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current
  • HEAT & Thermodynamics, States of matter- Atomic structure, modern physics
  • Measurement of Errors/ units & dimensions /Vectors (– Easy chapter. Also Knowing correct units help to eliminate options in MCQs and vectors are essentially to know and helpful in Maths as well)
  • Atleast one question from Kinematics/Newton’s Laws of Motion/Friction Twisted section- Centre of Mass, Momentum and Collision Rotational Dynamics Fluid Mechanics – Bernoulli’s principle can be easily twisted to ask some tricky questions. Magnetism

Chemistry is the most scoring subject of JEE

  • Carbonyl Compounds & their derivatives/ alkanes/ aromatic systems- best chapters to master organic chemistry
  • By average Number of questions asked in previous year JEE Main / Advanced Chemistry papers:
  • Transition Element and Coordination Chemistry – 3 questions are asked each year on an average in JEE
  • Periodic Table and Representative Elements – 3 questions
  • Gaseous State – 2 questions
  • Atomic structure – 2 questions
  • Amines – 2 questions
  • Solution and Colligative Properties – 2 questions
  • General Organic Chemistry – 2 questions
  • Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives – 1 question
  • Hydrocarbons – 1 question
  • Carbohydrate, Amino Acids and Polymer – 1 question
  • Other high Weightage chapters are
  • Alcohols, Phenols, ethers
  • P block

JEE Main / Advanced Maths papers:

  • Coordinate Geometry – 7 Questions were asked on an average every year in the JEE
  • Continuity/ Differentiability, Limits – 3 Questions
  • Complex No., Quadratic Equation – 3 Questions each
  • Integral Calculus – 3 Questions
  • Sequence and Series – 2 Questions
  • Trigonometry – 2 Questions
  • Inverse Trigonometric Functions – Weightage: 2%
  • Circles and Family of Circles – Weightage: 6%
  • Applications of Derivative &
  • Limit and Continuity – Weightage: 6%
  • Matrices and Determinants – Weightage: 4%
  • Straight Lines and Pair of Straight Lines – Weightage: 2%
  • 3-D Geometry – Weightage: 5% - formula based
  • Probability and Statistics – Weightage: 7%.
  • Vector Algebra – Weightage: 5%
  • Integration – Weightage: 8% (Definite + Indefinite )
  • Complex Numbers – Weightage: 5%
  • Parabola – Weightage: 3%
  • Trigonometric Ratios – Weightage: 3%
  • Theory of Equations – Weightage: 5%
  • Sets, Relations and Functions – Weightage: 4%
  • Differentiation – Weightage: 2%
  • Permutation and Combination (study with probability)
  • Hyperbola & Ellipse – Weightage: 4%

6.    Have Healthy Diet and Sleep

Having proper diet and sleep will enhance your physical health as well your mental health. It is very important to keep your body fit during exam time. Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep.

Things to Carry inside the Exam Hall

The most important document to be carried on the exam day is the JEE Main 2018 Admit Card. You must make sure that you have a printed copy of the admit card one day before the exam. It is advised that you take multiple printouts of the admit card just in case something goes wrong. Go through the admit card at least twice to make sure all the details are clearly mentioned and the printout is clear.

No electronic devices are allowed inside the hall. Hence, make sure you don’t carry any calculators or mobile phones. You can carry a water bottle to keep you refreshed and hydrated during the exam.

Also, check out Last Minute Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2018 and 10 Self-Study Tips for JEE Main 2018

HTCampus wishes all the JEE Main 2018 aspirants best of luck for the exam and hope that everyone comes out with flying colours.

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