JEE Main exam is held in both online and offline modes. The level of difficulty and pattern of exam is same in both the modes. It is just a matter of comfort level. Whereas JEE Advanced is completely online based examination. The Offline (Pen and Paper mode) exam is to be held on April 8, 2018, while online mode 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 appropriate number of units and choosing the equal number of questions from each unit. And each set of question paper carries an equal level of difficult questions.
JEE Main online mode paper has some extra benefits over pen and paper-based test such as candidates can change the marking of the bubble but in OMR sheet, it cannot be done. Even marking answers in OMR sheet is time taking. The online exam is scheduled 6 days later after the offline test.
There are a few important things a candidate 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 mode of JEE Mains
- Do read the entire question paper in first 10 minutes.
- As the candidate have the entire question paper, first check if the pages are complete or are there any misprint or missing pages. Get a new paper if found any discrepancy.
- 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.
- Make sure to attempt all the three subjects evenly.
- Use the paper to draw diagrams and try to synergize with the familiarity of JEE Main offline mode exam.
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- 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.
- Don’t spend too much time on a particular section.
- Don’t get any question or section affect your morale, keep your mojo high through the entire paper.
- Don’t stress yourself with a number of questions you must attempt.
- 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.
- Use of pencils is strictly prohibited for marking in OMR Sheet.
Online Computer Based Test (CBT)
- Give ample amount of mock online test so as to be adapted to the test environment and confidence for the test.
- 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.
- If there is any missing questions or graph or diagram, inform the supervisor and get it rectified immediately.
- Start from the questions of low difficulty and then move toward higher difficulty.
- Do attempt question in sequence so that you can keep track of the number of questions attempted.
- 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.
- Don’t opt for online CBT mode if you are not familiar with computers.
- Don’t spend too much time on any one question or any one section.
- 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 answers of online exam.