JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis held on 8th January, 2019

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JEE Main Paper 2 was conducted successfully on January 8, 2019 across the various exam centres. Aspirants gave the exam in 2 shifts- shift 1 began at 9:30 AM, while shift 2 began at 2:30 PM. It was a moderately difficult exam for both shifts. In this article, you will get section-wise JEE Main Paper 2 analysis.

Read JEE Main Paper 1 Analysis here

JEE Main paper 2 has 3 parts: Part 1- Aptitude, Part 2- Mathematics and Part 3- Drawing. While the first 2 parts were conducted in online mode, the drawing section was conducted in pen and paper mode. There were 83 questions in total which aspirants had to complete in 3 hours.

Part 1 had 30 questions, Part 2 had 50 and Part 3 had 3 questions. The total weightage of the exam was 390 marks. There was negative marking as well. For the shift 2 aspirants, Mathematics section was the most difficult. It was completely based on concepts and only those who practiced the concepts could attempt majority of questions.

JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis : Aptitude

Aptitude was an easy section as per JEE Main aspirants. It had 50 questions and the total weightage of this part was 200 marks. There were no surprises for aspirants and everyone made it through the section without any difficulty. A surprising element was that candidates were asked the full forms of NASA and ISRO for 4 marks each in this section.

JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis: Mathematics

Mathematics section had 30 questions and the total weightage was 120 marks. Of the 3 sections, aspirants found this to be the toughest section. Questions here were totally concept-based. There were questions that were directly asked from 2018 paper. 60% questions were asked from class 11th, while only 40% questions were from class 12th.

JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis: Drawing

Drawing section had 3 questions with the total weightage of 70 marks. It was an easy section as per the aspirants. There were 3 parts in the third question of drawing part and aspirants has to attempt any one of them. The 3 options were as follows-

  • First option was to design the curtain of a small girl’s room
  • Second option was to sketch your favourite film actor
  • Third option was to sketch the scene of people sitting around a bonfire
  • For second question of 20 marks students, students were given a square design and they were asked to draw the same by drawing the replica to double its size
  • In the last question of 20 marks, students had to draw a square with random designs using curved lines and colour


May 29: JEE Advanced 2018 Answer Key Published for Paper I and Paper II on the official website. Click Here to Download Answer Key

May 30: JEE Main Paper II Result Announced on May 30 at cbseresults.nic.in. Click Here to View the Result

JEE Main Paper 2 Syllabus

There are mainly 3 subjects that you need to prepare for JEE Main paper 2- Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing. Syllabus of JEE Main is same from the last couple of years, so you must have a strong grasp over the syllabus. Aptitude and Mathematics tests are in MCQ and online mode, however, the drawing section is strictly pen and paper based. You can read JEE Main preparation tips to strategise your preparation.

In 2018, near about 2,31,024 candidates from all categories qualified for JEE Advanced 2018 for admission to IITs. Check the table below for JEE Main Paper 2 Cutoff Marks:

CUT-OFF For JEE Advanced 2018
Category Qualified Max Marks Min marks
Common Rank List 111275 350 74
OBC – NCL 65313 73 45
SC 34425 73 29
ST 17256 73 24
PwD 2755 73 -35
Total 231024

JEE Main Paper 2 Final Answer Key

JEE Main Paper 2 Final Answer Key was released on May 31. Check the table below to download the answer key.

Question Paper Code Answer Key
Code R Click Here
Code S Click Here
Code T Click Here
Code U Click Here

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The paper is divided into 3 sections i.e. Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing. The Aptitude section is comprised of 50 questions, Mathematics contained 30 questions and Drawing Paper contains 2 questions. The JEE Main online exam will be held on April 15-16, 2018.

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JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis

In the Mathematics and Aptitude section, for each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded. For every incorrect answer, 1 mark was deducted. The overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. Students who score more than 160 marks will be able to get admission in various IITs.

  • Total number of questions present in the paper is 82 and question will be asked from Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test subjects
  • Aptitude section was easy but time-consuming
  • Mathematics section was bit tough and lengthy with some tricky questions as well
  • Drawing paper was also lengthy and most of the time consumed by it
  • As per JEE Main Paper 2 analysis, it was more difficult than 2017 exam

Students Reaction

Raman Sharma said, “The maths part of the question paper was bit tough. Actually, the questions were not very difficult but were tricky. If the students knew the trick then they can solve the questions easily.”

Further, he added, “The general knowledge part of aptitude was manageable. The Mathematics section was toughest of all the three sections”.JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis

Neha Bhardwaj said, “The math part of the paper was difficult but the aptitude part of the paper was not easy either. Drawing paper was lengthy; my most time was consumed by it.”

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JEE Main is the exam that students must qualify for appearing JEE Advanced. JEE Advanced is the exam to calculate students score for identifying their All India Rank for getting admission to various IITs.

JEE Main Paper 2 Analysis

Section No. of Questions Marks per question Total marks
Aptitude Test 50 4 200
Mathematics 50 4 120
Drawing 3 Question 1a: 20 marks

Question 1b: 20 marks

Question 2: 30

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  • The questions in the paper cover major topics of class XI and XII. If the students have prepared well then the overall exam was easy.
  • Questions in the Mathematics section were asked from Sequence and Series, Straight Line, Three D etc.

On the completion of the Paper 2 exam, CBSE will display the official JEE Main answer key and OMR sheet image on April 24, 2018. Unofficial answer keys will also be released by the various coaching institutes. The result of the JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 will be declared on May 31, 2018. The result for both the papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be announced separately.


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