JEE Main Exam 2018: Last-Minute Tips, Examination Schedule and Measures to Stop Malpractices

Published on:28/03/2018

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in both offline and online modes. The pen and paper mode (offline) examination is scheduled to be held on 8th April 2018 while the Computer Based Test (online) will be conducted on 15th and 16th April 2018. So, with just a few days left for the examination, you need to concentrate on these important aspects:

Time Management

It is advised to make a short time-table for a week or 10 days. Spend the last days of your preparation phase in solving as many mock tests as you can (at least one mock test every day). Analyse the mock test result and work on your weaknesses.  Make time to revise important concepts.

Don’t forget to include break between your study hours. And, remember break should be to relax your mind and not to worry about the exam. Avoid late night studies and take a minimum sleep of 5 to 6 hours at night.

Study Strategy

Don’t refer to any new book/study material at this time. Study from your old books and notes only. NCERT books are the best. An ideal strategy would include revision in morning hours, mock test during the noon time and in the evening study time you can work on your mistakes in the mock test. Don’t forget to solve the previous years’ question papers.

Solving previous years’ question papers and mock tests makes you familiar with the exam pattern and helps in improving speed and accuracy.

General Instructions

  • Don’t study late night before the exam day.
  • Eat light and healthy a day before the exam and in the breakfast on the exam day.
  • Keep your mind relaxed.
  • Stay away from negative thoughts.
  • On the exam day, reach on time to avoid hassle. It is also advised to visit the examination centre a day before if you are not familiar with the venue.
  • Use the first 15 minutes of the examination to read the instructions in the question paper.

Most of the students don’t give importance to the above-mentioned general instructions but they surely help in attempting the exam with a positive and calm attitude.

Now, let’s have a look on the official examination scheduled released on the JEE Main 2018 website.

JEE Main 2018: Examination Schedule

A public notice has been released on the JEE Main 2018 official website regarding the examination schedule. As per the notice, following is the examination schedule:

 For Pen and Paper based test (Offline) to be conducted on 08 April 2018

Exam Events

Paper-I (for B.E./B.Tech.)

Paper-II (for B.Arch./B.Planning)

Entry in the examination hall for frisking

7:00 AM onwards

12:45 PM onwards

Distribution of test booklet

09:20 AM

01:50 PM

Open the test booklet

09:25 AM

01:55 PM

Last entry in the examination hall

09:30 AM

02:00 PM

Test Begins

09:30 AM

02:00 PM

Test Concludes

12:30 PM

05:00 PM

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For Computer Based Test (Online) to be conducted on 15 and 16 April 2018

Exam Events

Paper-I (for B.E./B.Tech.)

Paper-I (for B.E./B.Tech.)

Entry in the examination hall for frisking

7:00 AM onwards

12:45 PM onwards

Last entry in the examination hall

09:30 AM

02:30 PM

Test Begins

09:30 AM

02:30 PM

Test Concludes

12:30 PM

05:30 PM

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Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall after the time of last entry.

CBSE’s Measurements against Cheating

CBSE has introduced the use of metal detectors for JEE Main 2018 frisking process to prohibit metallic and electronic devices. According to CBSE coordinator, Balvinder Singh, this is done to prevent the use of electronic devices for cheating and other malpractices.

He said; “The banned items include mobile phone, electronic watch and calculators.”

The board has also directed candidates to carry their admit cards along with valid identity proof to the examination centre.

Best Wishes for JEE Main 2018 Exam!

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