Number of Applications Dropped for JEE Mains

Number of Applications Dropped for JEE Mains

This year the aspirants sitting for JEE Mains exam may face less completion as the number of applicants has reduced to 11, 48,000, which is far more less than the previous year numbers. CBSE, the nodal body to conduct the exam has confirmed to the reports.

This declining trend has been emerged since four years. Less number of students registers themselves for the prestigious exam. Here are few facts about the number of applications received in recent years:

Year No. of Registrations
2014 13,56,000
2015 13,04,217
2016 12,07,257
2017 11,98,989
2018 11,48,000


This trend might be the result of the decision taken by All India Council for Technical Education or AICTE to shut down the colleges with less than 30% new admissions in past five years. The colleges having less than prescribed number of students will either be closed or merged with nearby colleges to improve the quality rather than quantity of technical education. A wise decision indeed.

This has impacted JEE Mains because it is one of the most sought after exam to get into the technical degree colleges and in the institutions of repute.

But this decline in number of application will not impact the decision of CBSE to close the registration window after the deadline and there is the least probability of extension of last date.

Official Notification/Answer key

JEE-Mains 2018 Result Out


JEE 2018 aspirants, here is a big news for you all. JEE-Mains 2018 result is out today. CBSE has officially announced the result of prestigious JEE Exam (Mains)2018 for Paper 1. To check the result candidates can visit on official website provided on the link: http://cbseresults.nic.in/Jee_main_pzy/jee_cbse_2018.htm 

Candidates have to wait for Paper 2 results which will be declared separately.

The CUT-OFF Marks: JEE-Mains 2018

Category Qualified Max Marks Min Marks
Common Rank List 1,11,275 350 74
OBC-NCL 65,313 73 45
SC 34,425 73 29
ST 17,256 73 24
PwD 2,755 73 -35
Total 2,31,024

JEE-Mains 2018 Toppers:

Total 11, 35,000 students appeared for the examination out of which 2, 31,000 will be qualifies for JEE Advanced. Suraj Krishana from Andhra Pradesh has topped the list with 350 marks. In fact top two positions are secured by Andhra Pradesh students. AIR 2nd was secured by KVR Hemant Kumar Chodipilli with same 350 marks.

Team PrepDoor congratulates to all the scorers!

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Official Notification/Answer key

JEE Mains Official Answer Key 2018 Released

JEE Mains 2018 official answer key for all codes has been released on the official website of JEE Mains – jeemain.nic.in

Candidates will also be able to view their recorded responses and OMR sheets. JEE Mains 2018 official answer key consists of the correct answers to questions asked in the entrance exam.The candidates will be able to compare the correct answers to their recorded responses and calculate their probable scores till April 27, 2018. The candidates can also challenge the released JEE Mains 2018 official answer key by 11.59 pm of April 27, 2018 and it should be backed with substantial proof. To challenge the official answer key, the JEE Mains candidates will have to pay Rs. 1000.

Here are Important links of the official website of JEE Main Examination –


View or challenge JEE MAIN 2018 Answer Key of Paper 1

JEE Advanced : All India Live Mock Test  –

Prepdoor is organizing All India Live Mock Test For JEE Advanced-2018 on 25th and 26th April. Enroll and get your All India Rank.
There are 2 Paper based on Latest Computer Based Test Format released by Official JEE Advanced site and these are FREE/OPEN for all. You can Enroll or Give Test by clicking Follwing Link-

JEE ADVANCED: Mock Test & Test Series-

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Exam Detail

IB ACIO Tier 1 – Important Information

IB ACIO Tier 1

Intelligence Bureau is the prime agency in India in security of the nation. It recruits Assistant Central Intelligence Officers through Ministry Of Home Affairs, Government of India. The IB ACIO Tier I exam is a 100 marks exam consisting of 60 minutes. There is Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

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Subject No. of Qs. Max.Marks Duration
General Awareness 25 25
Quantitative Aptitude 25 25
Logical/Analytical Ability 25 25
English Language 25 25
Total 100 100 1 hour

All the sections will have syllabus of general level. Qualified candidates will be called for next stage of testing. Cutoff list will be according to combined marks obtained in all the four sections. There is no sectional cutoff.

You can practice mock tests here: https://www.prepdoor.com/ib-acio-tier-1/test-package

Exam Detail

SSC CGL 2018: Notification date Postponed

SSC CGL 2018: New Notification Date-5 May 2018

Staff Selection Commission had to notify the SSC-CGL 2018 exam on 21st April. But due to unforeseen circumstances it has been postponed till 5th May. Official notification can be assessed on website ssc.nic.in

SSC has given the information related to postponement of exam in a corrigendum on the website on 20th April.

More details regarding the exam:

Staff Selection Commission holds this exam for almost all Group B and C posts in Ministries and Departments under Government of India. The process of recruitment is handled by the organization SSC every year in four tiers. Candidates are required to qualify each of the tiers and they should be graduate in any stream to appear in this test.

Exam Pattern

SSC carries out the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) in four tiers for various posts.


Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – II Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier – IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

Here we are giving the pattern of tier1 and tier2 exam:

  1. Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam will be held online.
  2. There will be a descriptive paper is introduced which will be of 100 marks and of 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
  3. The time limit for examination of Tier -I is reduced from 120 minutes to 60 minutes.
  4. Tier II will remain same.
  5. Sectional cut off will not be there.


Syllabus of CGL is quit unpredictable but is manageable. We will discuss the syllabus of each tier differently.

Tier 1 Syllabus

It is an objective exam which will be held online. It consists of 4 sections, with 100 questions. Each question will carry 2 marks. Complete exam will be of 200 marks. The subject-wise distribution of marks is given below:


Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50 (For VH &Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
80 minutes)
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Tier 2 Syllabus

Tier 2 exam is also an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are four sections in this Tier with 100 questions and exam will be of 200 marks. Details are given below:

Paper Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 Hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 Hours
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) 100 200 2 Hours

Important Points:

  • Paper-1 and Paper-2 are compulsory for all posts
  • Paper-3 is only for the post of “Statistical Investigator Gr. II” & “Compiler”
  • Paper-4 is only for the post of “Assistant Audit Officer”
  • There will be negative marking in Tier1 and Tier 2 exam.
  • One wrong answer to a question will deduct 0.5 marks in Paper-1,3 and 4 and 0.25 marks in Paper-2.
  • Level for Paper 1 Questions will be of 10th standard l, Paper-2 of 10+2 level and Paper-3 & 4 on graduation level.
  • The computer will be made available by the Commission at the Centre/venue allocated for the exam
  • Candidates shall not be allowed to bring their own Key-board for the purpose.

Tier 3 Exam Syllabus

This will be a descriptive exam to test the working knowledge of the languages opted by the candidates and general writing skills. This exam will be qualifying in nature and carries 100 marks. Exam will be of 60 minutes.

Tier 4 Exam Syllabus

SSC will hold certain skill tests for particular government jobs.

  1. Typing Test: This is a qualifying skill test for all the posts, other than Compiler. On a computer with a minimum of 2000 key depressions accurately is required to qualify. The duration of this test is 15 (fifteen) minutes.
  2. Computer Proficiency Test:  SSC will hold CPT, to check candidates’ familiarity with-MS Word, Power Point and MS Excel. This is also a qualifying test.

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Preparation

Filling examination form for any notification is a different thing and preparing for this is another. If you prepare well for this exam, there are many chances to get the success and a reputed job. The main part of this preparation is mock tests and practice papers. You can go through the PrepDoor mock tests to get the detail analysis of your performance. You can get both full length and sectional tests to boost your performance on affordable costs. Here are few facilities available at India’s leading online test platform:

  • CGL Tier 1 78 Tests.
  • CGL Tier 1 30 Tests.
  • CGL Tier 1 14 Tests.
  • CGL Tier 1 10 Tests.
  • CGL Tier 1 6 Tests.
  • CGL Tier 1 20n sectional Tests.
  • SSC English Booster
  • SSC Reasoning Booster
  • SSC Quant Booster
  • SSC General Awareness Booster

Such tests are also available for Tier2.

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Exam Detail

Your Guidebook to IBPS


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is the authority which conducts the examination for PO and Clerks for many banks. It assesses candidate’s ability to fit in the banking sector as this profession is highly demanding. Here is the syllabus and pattern to make you familiar with the exam, which will give you the confidence.

PO Exam

IBPS will take CWE-VIII for Probationary Officers as an online exam in two parts:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam




On-line registration Updated Soon
Preliminary Exam Date 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018
Mains Exam Date 18th November 2018
Mains Exam Result Declared Soon
Download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter
Date of Interview


IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern

  1. A) IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern: IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern consists of 100 questions and there will be 3 sections and 1 hour of time.


S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30  1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100
  1. B) IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern: IBPS PO Mains exam will contain 155 questions and time allotted will be 180 minutes. The pattern of the Mains exam is given below:


S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

Descriptive Test: 

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) for 25 marks, time limit 30 minutes.

Note: There will be negative marking for every wrong answer in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.

  1. C) IBPS PO Interview: The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The qualifying marks in interview are 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).


Clerk Exam

IBPS is organizing IBPS Clerk 2018 exam to assess and select candidates for the Clerical post in the various banking institutions.


Sr. No. Process Dates
1 Online Application: September 2018
2 Online Examination – Preliminary 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018
4 Main Exam 20.01.2019
5 Final Result 1st April 2019


IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern

  1. A) IBPS Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern:


Sr.No. Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
 1 English Language 30 30  

1 Hour

 2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
 3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


  1. B) IBPS Clerk 2018 Mains Exam Pattern:


Sr.No Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam

Time allotted for each test

(Separately timed)

1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 English & Hindi 35 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 English 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

This article is intended to give you detailed information upon IBPS exam which is held in India every year. To know more about IBPS-PRE exam’s pattern, best mock tests & other related details, go to this link: https://www.prepdoor.com/ibps-po-pre/

For more details on IBPS-Clerk exam, follow this link: https://www.prepdoor.com/ibps-clerk-pre




JEE Mains 2018 Paper: Download Offline Paper Here

Download JEE Mains 2018 paper and solution from Prepdoor.com. Question Papers for JEE Mains 2018 is available on PrepDoor which will enable you to improve your speed and accuracy. You can Download Paper (Code C) .It have JEE Mains 2018 Paper held on 8 April, with Detailed Solution and Analysis.

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JEE Mains 2018 Topic-wise Test


CBSE has organised the offline or pen and paper mode of JEE Mains 2018 today. The exam was concluded in the morning shift in more than 100 centres across India and abroad. Those candidates who have registered for the offline mode attended the paper 1 in the morning while the paper 2 will be concluded in the afternoon shift. The official answer keys of this exam will be released on the last week of this month.

Approximately 12 lakh students are attempting JEE Main exam this year as compared to the 13 lakh of last year. Of the 12 lakh students, only 2.24 lakh students will be eligible for appearing in the JEE Advanced 2018 exam which is scheduled on May 20, 2018.

JEE Main has negative marking, so a wrong answer results in a deduction of 1 mark. Questions that have not been attempted do not face negative marking.

The online examinations will take place on April 15 and April 16, 2018. The Board will use different sets of question papers on the different dates of examination. Clearing the JEE mains and advanced papers, the candidates can get through in Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) courses. The exam is held in two stages— JEE main which is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and JEE advanced which is held by different IITs every year.

Paper Review and Analysis:

JEE Mains 2018: Mathematics was the easiest


Surprisingly, Mathematics was the easiest paper amongst the three. Most questions were calculative. There were 10 questions asked from the 12th standard syllabus and 20 questions from the 11th standard syllabus. This section had 3 difficult questions, 14 moderate questions and 13 easy questions.”

JEE Mains 2018: Physis was toughest


Surprisingly, Physics was the toughest paper amongst the three. The questions were a mix of theory based and calculative. This section was not lengthy. There were 17 questions asked from the 12th standard syllabus and 13 questions from the 11th standard syllabus. This section had 4 difficult questions, 20 moderate questions and 6 easy questions. Initial assessment suspects none of the options of Q.6 Set B were correct. This was the question based on Pulley where minimum mass was required.

JEE Mains 2018: Chemistry was moderately easy


Chemistry was the moderately easy amongst the three. The questions were a mix of theory and calculations, which ensured that students saved time for the other two sections. This section was lengthy in comparison to the other sections. There were 14 questions asked from the 12th standard syllabus and 16 questions from the 11th standard syllabus. This section had 3 difficult questions, 17 moderate questions, and 10 easy questions. Initial assessment suspects students may find 2 options of Q.63 Set B could be correct, however we think the answer should be option 1. This was a question from Alcohol phenol and ether, on a reaction of Phenol.

JEE Mains 2018 Paper Download

JEE Mains 2018 Paper Code C with Detailed Solution & Analysis.

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JEE Mains 2018 Topic-wise Test


How to Beat Exam Stress

Greetings from PrepDoor!

We hope that you are reading this article in best of your health. In this trend of cut-throat competition, many of the students find themselves in grave stress just before the exam. And this stress piles up on the exam day which results in decreasing the score and put you in danger zone. It is not only you who is going through this phase. Every one of us might have faced such situation on any point in our lives. Moreover, every problem has the solution and same goes with this problem.

First of all lets us find the cause of the stress. It is either the fear of failing or to lose something. Accept it! It is “do or die” not “get there or die”. What if you couldn’t make it (worst case scenario)?  You will make it somewhere else where you are destined to be. But we can try to minimize this stress with the help of some suggestions. Here are the few:

  1. Take sufficient sleep: Always remember, sleep is must for better functioning of your brain. Growth hormones release only while you sleep and memory consolidates in this period. So, less you take the sleep more are the chances to forgetting the important facts.
  2. Drink ample amount of water: This is directly linked to your health. You can feel bit anxious if you haven’t drink water for long period of time. You can study better if you drink water in every 20-30 minutes and ensure that you have at least 8-10 glass of water.
  3. Yoga: This Indian art has marked its importance worldwide. Due to its best stress management qualities, meditation is accepted as best solution. Try to mediate for a while. You can either opt to lie down and close your eyes, simply relaxing your body and thinking something positive.
  4. Listen to the music: Research says that quality music always lift your mood up. Try to listen to some motivational songs which will keep your spirit high.
  5. Keep your diet healthy: This is true! If you will eat healthy during exam days it will help you to concentrate. Try to avoid fast foods as you can’t afford to fall ill during this taxing time. Eat green vegetables, fruits, green tea etc.
  6. Power nap can do wonder!  You might be surprised but it is the medicine of all time. Take a 15 minute nap after a stretch of 4-5 hours.

You can also consider the Pomodoro technique where you can study for 50 minutes and take a break of 10 minutes. It will not only keep you refreshed but also improve your concentration. You can keep the slot either 50/10 or 25/5 or even 45/15 according to you convenience.

Also talk to you family, friends and loved ones who will always there for you in any hard situation. Talking to them is a stress buster in itself.  

Stay happy and healthy!



JEE Mock Test (JMT) – JEE Mains Mock Test

Practicing mock tests and gauging your performance with your fellow aspirants is the sign of your well versed preparation. If you are not assessing your hard work then you might not be aware of the level of competition you are going to face on “D-Day”. So, if you want to give a finishing touch to your performance then PrepDoor is right here with an opportunity. Get ready and pull all you strength together! We have announced the Free All India Mock Test for JEE Mains. Here you will be able to assess you preparation with the help of quality questions which will provide you the exact exam-like situation. The best part is that we will conduct the JEE Mains Mock Test well before the exam date providing you the ample of time to improve upon the areas of weakness.  

  • When will be the test (JEE Mains Live Mock Test)?
    Test will be conducted on 30th March 2018.
  • Where can I register myself for the test?
    The mock test (JEE Mains Mock Test) is available free on the link: JMT – All India Live Test
  • What is the benefit of the mock test?
    You can take JEE Mains Mock Test and get the All India Rank with detailed solution verified by experts.
  • What kind of tests is it?
    The test (JEE Mains Mock Test) will be on actual pattern and of 3 hours.
  • Why should I take the test?
    Test(JEE Mains Mock Test) will enable you to find the weak areas in your preparation and an opportunity to strengthen them.

In this way you can maximize your score and give your best shot in exam. The real time attempt of the mock will give you the chance to compare your performance with your competitors. We will provide this mock test free of cost to every registered candidate because we are committed to provide the quality but affordable education to everyone. Calculate the cost benefit ratio and hit on registration button.

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JEE Mains – Last minute preparation tips

With JEE Mains being just few days away, your anxiety levels, like most candidates’, must be going through the roof. But it is imperative that you stay calm during this crucial period and devise a study plan that keeps you focused and on track. We’re assuming that by now you must have covered all the major topics of three sections of the most competitive exam in the country and this is primarily the time to practice and revise for the final showdown. You have to optimize your preparation in this cut- throat competition.  So, here is the perfect and time tested strategy for the exam to maximize your score. Here are some JEE Mains preparation tips:

  1. Practice, practice & practice: Your last minute saviour! Here comes the role of mock tests and practice papers. If you have practiced the considerable number of mock tests then you must be aware of the weak areas in your preparation. Focus on such areas and give you best here. Don’t waste your time on the topics where you have come to a saturation point as this will not improve your score. There might be some aspirants who haven’t subscribe for any mock tests, a piece of advice for such candidates- go for a vast test series available on PrepDoor.com.
  2. Be wise, revise: Yes! This is the key. Make sure the topics you have prepared will not let you down in examination hall. This specially applies to the data based and conceptual section.
  3. Make a perfect time-table: Everyone might be suggesting this to you. But this time table will be slightly different from the one you have followed (or might not have followed) during previous preparation stage. Now put it in the highest gear and only do three things- study hard, sleep well and eat healthy. Everything else can be done after exam, it can wait.
  4. Previous year Question papers: You will go through the different questions and this will widen up your approach to the questions. Don’t start anything new. But go through the previous year question papers.
  5. Get a list of important topics: There are certain topics which appear frequently in exams. Get a list of such topics and prepare them well. PrepDoor provides you ‘Topic-wise tests’ for such purpose.

At last, don’t panic and enter the examination hall with peaceful mind. Do not attach everything on a question of life and death. All the best!

So don’t miss the opportunity when the best exam preparation website ‘Prepdoor.com‘ is conducting JEE-Mains Mock Test- All India LIVE Test on 30th March 2018.

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