JEE Advanced exam is known for its excellent thought provoking questions.
The exam is difficult to crack not only due to its difficulty in question papers but also for unknown exam pattern. The questions which are asked are all new and generally not repeated (which makes lesser choice for students apart from focusing on fundamentals). JEE Advanced exam pattern changes almost every year so it is mere speculations that this year pattern will be so. Nevertheless the students are advised to remain focused on concepts and practice question papers of similar difficulty level with pattern of previous years paper. For some understanding , the pattern of last a few year is given below along with major key facts for JEE Advanced 2018.
 JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted for 2 papers – Paper I and Paper II. Candidates must appear in both the papers as it’s mandatory.
 Both Paper I and Paper II will have questions from 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
 The entrance test will be conducted in computerbased test mode.
 Each of the two papers will be held for a duration of 3 hours.
 The marking scheme may have the concept of full marks, partial marks, zero marks and negative marks.
 The questions will be multiple choice or objective type and numerical in nature.
 The exam will be bilingual i.e. it will be conducted in both English and Hindi.
Meanwhile, to understand the overall nature of the paper students can go through the pattern of 2017 and 2016.
2017 Paper I : –
Number of sets of paper = 10
Total number of questions = 54
maximum marks = 183
Section 
Question Type 
Number of Questions 
Categorywise marks of each questions 

Full marks 
Partial Marks 
Zero Marks 
Negative Marks 
Maximum Marks of the section 

1 
One or more correct option (s) 
7 
+4 If only the bubble (s) corresponding to all the correct option (s) is (are) darkened 
+1 For darkening a bubble corresponding to each correct option, provided NO incorrect answer option is darkened.

0 If none of the bubbles is darkened 
2 In all other cases 
28 
2 
Single digit integer – (09) 
5 
+3 If only the bubble corresponding to the correct answer is darkened 
– 
0 In all other cases 
– 
15 
3 
Single correct option 
6 
+3 If only the bubble corresponding to the correct option is darkened 
– 
0 If none of the bubbles is darkened 
1 In all other cases 
18 
2017 Paper II : –
Number of sets of paper = 10
Total number of questions = 54
maximum marks = 183
Section 
Question Type 
Categorywise Marks for each section  
No of Questions 
Full Marks 
Partial Marks 
Zero Marks 
Negative Marks 
Max Marks 

1 
Single Correct Option 
7 
+ 3 If only bubble(s) corresponding to all the correct option(s) is (are) darkened 
– 
0 If none of the bubbles is darkened 
1 In all other cases 
21 
2 
One or more options (correct) 
7 
+3 If only the bubble corresponding to the correct answer is darkened 
+ 1 For darkening a bubble corresponding to each correct option, provided No incorrect option is darkened 
0 In all other case 
2 In all other cases 
28 
3 
Comprehension 
4 
+3 
– 
0 If none of the bubble (s) is/are darkened 
0 In all other cases 
12 
Total for each subject 
61 marks 
2016 Paper I : –
Number of sets of paper = 10
Total number of questions = 54
maximum marks = 186
Section 
Question Type 
Number of Questions 
Full Marks 
Partial marks 
Zero marks 
Negative Marks 
Sectional Maximum Marks 
1 
Single correct option 
5 
+3 If only the bubble corresponding to the correct option is darkened 
– 
0 If none of the bubbles is darkened 
1 In all other cases 
15 
2 
One or more correct option(s) 
8 
+4 if only the bubble(s) corresponding to all the correct option(s) is or are darkened 
+1 For darkening a bubble corresponding to each correct option, provided NO correct option is darkened 
0 If none of the bubbles is darkened 
2 In all other cases 
32 
3 
Single digit integer (09) 
5 
+3 If only the bubble corresponding to the correct answer is darkened 
– 
0 In all other cases 
– 
15 
2016 Paper II : –
Number of sets of paper = 10
Total number of questions = 54
maximum marks = 186
Section 
Question Type 
Number of Questions 
Full Marks 
Partial marks 
Zero marks 
Negative Marks 
Sectional Maximum Marks 
1 
Single correct option 
6 
+3 If only the bubble corresponding to the correct option is darkened 
– 
0 If none of the bubbles is darkened 
1 In all other cases 
18 
2 
One or more correct option(s) 
8 
+4 if only the bubble(s) corresponding to all the correct option(s) is or are darkened 
+1 For darkening a bubble corresponding to each correct option, provided NO correct option is darkened 
0 If none of the bubbles is darkened 
2 In all other cases 
32 
3 
Comprehension 
4 
+3 If only the bubble corresponding to the correct answer is darkened 
– 
0 In all other cases 
– 
12 