Today is the big day for ten lakh students in India; CBSE is conducting JEE Mains. Today, on April 8, 2018, JEE Main 2018 offline (pen and paper based test) is being held. All eyes will be set on the publication of answer keys just after exam.

Candidates were asked to report to exam centre at 7 AM. The reporting time was to be strictly adhered to. A praiseworthy change was the installation of metal detectors. Since metal detectors were in place, frisking was less tiresome and more fool proof.

If you have appeared in JEE Main 2018 today, please share your experience in comments below. Did you find the paper easy or tough? What would be your suggestion to future JEE students?

Many students reached exam centre well before reporting time. Seating plans were displayed outside exam centre and students could take time to understand them. All were allowed to enter as soon as time for frisking began.

Boys were asked to remove belts, socks, shoes. Girls also had to remove shoes and bangles. Some were a little put off by this, but most understood that it was necessary for the smooth conduct of exam.

Watches, wallets, pen, pencils, electronic devices, and the list of all bared items as specified earlier were not allowed inside the exam hall. While some schools had provisions for keeping items safely at their counters, most others didn’t.

Many students were accompanied by family or friends. They held on to the student’s belongings when they entered the centre.

The schedule mentions 9:20 AM as the time for distribution of test booklets and 9:25 AM as the time for opening seal of test booklets.

Sharp at 9:30 AM, gates of centres were closed. Now students are inside, attempting paper 1 of JEE Main. It is an objective paper containing 30 questions each of physics, chemistry, mathematics. Test will be over at 12:30 PM.

As soon as students come out of exam hall, anxious family members and friends are wont to ask them how the paper went. A little word of advice here: Don’t overburden the student with questions. After three hours of battling a war, he or she may need some time to get back to your answers. Also do not press on whether the paper was good or bad.

Many phone calls may start coming in about how the paper went and what is he or she planning to do next and all that. Such calls or social calls can be avoided now. Instead, the student should spend this day just relaxing and doing something that they enjoy.

By evening, JEE Main 2018 getting over for both papers, paper analysis and answer keys with solutions will be available everywhere. Although many students don’t want to see keys for fear of getting saddened by their performance, it is advisable to look at the keys once.

It is important to check answer keys because JEE Main 2018 is not the last engineering entrance exam. There are many more that are going to happen. So those who have appeared in exam today and check keys and solutions and prepare better for next exams.

CBSE will announce result of JEE Main 2018 on April 30, 2018. Whereas result for paper 2 candidates will be announced on May 31, 2018.

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