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Algebra is the most important topic (33% of overall marks), followed by differential calculus and coordinate geometry (16% each). Other topics like integral calculus, vector and 3D geometry and trigonometry (accounting for 8-14% of all marks)
As per the analysis of last four year question papers (2012-2015), most of the questions (44%) in math main exam can be considered easy. Medium difficulty questions were slightly less (36%) and very few truly difficult questions (10%)
Mechanics is the most important topic (27% of overall marks), followed by modern physics (18%). Other topics have slightly less weight in terms of marks, with optics & wave optics and electromagnetism having share of around 15%. Topics like electrostatics & current electricity, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics have marginal importance.
As per the analysis of last four year question papers (2012-2015), most of the questions (44%) in physics main exam were considered of medium difficulty level. Easy questions were slightly less (35%) and truly difficult questions (21%). High percentage of difficult questions is contrast to math and chemistry exams.
All the three topics are all most equally important, with organic chemistry having slightly more weight (38%) than physical chemistry (32%) and inorganic chemistry (30%).
In terms of difficulty, chemistry exam paper is very much like math, with high reliance on easy questions (52%). In last four years, medium difficulty level questions had around 32% share, while only 16% questions were classified as truly difficult.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern from 2017:
The States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system, however, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main)–2018 application form online. The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.
Since there is no weightage of class 12th marks in calculation of ranks in JEE (Main) - 2018, so, the roll number of class 12th is not verified this year by the CBSE, however, the candidates have to show the marksheet of class 12th (regular/improvement) with 75% marks at the reporting centres at the time of counselling/admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs.