JEE Main 2018: How to attempt the paper with confidence and relaxed mood?

In this article you will get an analysis and types of questions which have been asked in the previous years' JEE Main question papers. After knowing this, students can be able to attempt the JEE Main paper with full confidence and with relax mood.

Created On: Apr 5, 2018 14:48 IST
Modified On: Oct 16, 2018 09:14 IST
JEE Main 2018
JEE Main 2018

JEE Main is considered to be one of the toughest exams conducted in the country. With vast syllabus to be prepared, pressure of giving an exam which will be deciding your future path will surely make you a bit nervous. In order to stay relaxed in the examination hall, there are certain tips which every student needs to know. Such imperative tips can really help to write an exam in the extra ordinary way and grab the best scores. Students might find it difficult to solve a few complex questions asked in the exam. But do you know who can help you to get out of such critical situation? It’s none other than your own brain. Actually, our brain is a kind of a biological system, where a number of biological processes are being conducted and all these processes need to be aligned properly to get an efficient output. So, only those students will be able to solve the problems more easily, who are successful in doing this alignment.

Most of the times, though knowing the correct solution to a particular problem given in the exam, students lose marks due to some small and silly mistakes. Here we are giving some tips and suggestions to avoid such mistakes and write a perfect exam and secure the best rank.

205+ Most Important Questions for JEE Main 2018

First of all, we want to tell our students that they should not be worried about their JEE Main paper being easy or tough. It only decides the cut off for the result. In fact, the real matter of concern for students should be that how well they are able to solve the breaker problems asked in the exam. If you are not able to cope with such complex problems then you will not only waste your precious time while struggling with these problems but also lose confidence to solve other problems. Such situations need to be handled more calmly and wisely.

In order to keep yourself calm and relaxed, you must ensure that your brain keep on being stable. For this you should avoid the situation where you are struggling with some problem.

In the first two hours, you should attempt those questions which you can solve with little efforts.

Out of the 3 hours’ time limit, 2-2.5 hours must be utilised to reach the convergence level.

Let us know about the rough design of the JEE Main exam paper:

a) 22 to 26%- Basic theory

b) 38 to 41%- Numerical and calculation based

c) 22 to 26%- Innovative questions/ tricky questions/ new questions (According to their preparations and understanding, some students might find these questions to be tough. However, these questions doesn’t come under the tough category)

d) 5 to 7% - Difficult questions/ lengthy questions

e) Remaining % - bouncer questions which will definitely be asked

Questions of (d) and (e) type are never asked in a sequence but randomly scattered in the whole paper.

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22 to 26%- Basic theory based questions: This type of questions are generally asked for 65-70 marks out of total 360 marks. You will also find it easier to solve such questions correctly which will help to boost your confidence level. But the real challenge is to find such questions from the complete paper.

38 to 41%- Numerical and calculation based: These questions can also be attempted with little efforts and more accuracy. Therefore, students should attempt such questions on priority.


Now the real problem is that how to identify the questions of (c), (d) and (e) categories. The best way is that you just keep an eye on the watch. The questions which are taking more than 2 minutes to be solved should be placed in (c), (d) and (e) categories.

If you attempt the first three levels easily and calmly, then you will surely score greater than the ‘selection cut off’ and this is the performance which we are referring as the extra ordinary in this article.

Let’s take a look at the last three years’ cut off which can help you get an idea about how many questions you should attempt correctly to ensure your selection.

JEE Main Cut off Trends for the year 2015, 2016 and 2017


JEE 2017 Cut off

JEE 2016 Cut off

JEE 2015 Cut off





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The above data would have been a bit satisfactory for you, giving an idea that only this much questions need to be attempted correctly to meet the selection criteria

We hope that our sheer research and suggestions discussed in this article would help you to crack the JEE Main 2018 with flying colours. You just focus on writing the exam with full confidence and do not worry the result. Only follow the tips and strategy discussed in this article, you will certainly cross the victory line.

Best wishes!

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