Meet the Bihar farmer 15-year-old son who cracked the JEE Advanced 2018; his journey will give you motivation to achieve your target

JEE Advanced 2018 results have been announced on 10th June 2018. Many students get good marks in the examination and will be able to get the admission in the Indian Institutes of Technology.

However, some of them are also their who unable to clear the examination and will try their luck in other exams or will appear again next year. Every year, we found some inspirational stories of the students who tried so hard to achieve their target. Today, we are going to tell you about the 15-year-old Shivam Kumar story who cracked the JEE Advanced 2018 exam.

Yes, a Bihar farmer’s son from Bakhorpur village has secured All India Rank (AIR) 383. He has scored 241 marks out of 360 in the IIT JEE Advanced exam in 2018. Interestingly, his elder brother Satyam, also cracked the JEE Advanced in 2012 when he was 13 years only.

Shivam told to HT that ‘The managing director of Resonance Coaching Institute guided me and my brother to success in JEE.’

While telling about his success secret, Shivam told that regular studies, notes and revision had helped him to qualify one of the toughest examinations for taking admission in IITs.
In Class 12th, Shivam scored 92% marks which were conducted by CBSE Education and has been a National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholar. However, NTSE is one of the well-known and prestigious national-level scholarship programme.

He also told that he came to Kota when he was five years old with Satyam because there was no school in their village. Because of good performance in their entrance test, he was directly got the admission in Class 3rd in a private school.

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JEE Advanced result 2018: Jaipur boy Pawan Goyal grabs AIR 4, owes success to parents and consistent studies

Jaipur’s Pawan Goyal who ranked 4th in the JEE Advanced exam said attempting mock tests, clearing doubts from faculty through WhatsApp and regular studies helped him in preparation.

Consistent hard work and motivation from his parents helped Jaipur’s Pawan Goyal grab the All-India Rank (AIR) 4 in JEE Advanced 2018, results of which were announced on Sunday.

“My parents were the guiding force in my success along with my elder sister, Shrishti Goyal, who is an IIT Delhi graduate,” the 17-year-old said.

His father Mahesh Goyal is a government officer and mother Manju Goyal is a housewife. Pawan got 320 marks out of 360 in the examination.

“Attempting mock tests, clearing doubts from faculty through WhatsApp and regular studies also helped me in my JEE Advanced preparation,” the student of Kota’s Resonance Eduventures Private Limited added.

Resonance Eduventures Ltd. A premiere coaching institute in the field of Engineering, Medical, Commerce and Law. Pawan Goyal, student of Resonance secures AIR 4 in JEE Advanced 2018.


Pawan said he likes to play badminton, watch television and work on computers in his spare time. “I want to take admission in computer science branch of IIT Mumbai,” he said.

Pranav Goyal from Panchkula in Haryana topped the JEE Advanced 2018, the examination held for admissions to the 23 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country. He scored 337 marks.

Sahil Jain from Bundi in Rajasthan ranked second and Kailash Gupta from Delhi got the third position.

Over 1,50,000 students across the country appeared for the first-ever completely computer-based Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) held on May 20. As many as 155,091 candidates appeared for the second paper.

There are 11,279 seats on offer this year.

Source Credits: Hindustan Times

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32% candidates to give JEE Advanced a miss

HYDERABAD: While many candidates who failed to qualify for the JEE Mains are busy looking for other options, surprisingly, 32% of those short-listed for the final exam have decided to give the test a miss, this year.

According to official data, while 2.4 lakh JEE Main candidates were selected for the JEE Advanced exam, only 1.6 lakh among them have registered for the test, scheduled to be held on May 20. Experts attributed this to more students, particularly those with poor rankings in the Mains, preferring to appear for other tests where they have a better chance of qualifying. This, they added, was advisable for candidates who secured ranks of more than 20,000 in the JEE Main.

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”Over the years, a growing number of students have decided to opt out of JEE Advanced. This is because there are only 7,000-odd seats in IITs. Based on their rank in JEE-Main, students can gauge if they stand a chance to get admission into an IIT. If their JEE Main rank is greater than 20,000 it is advisable that they focus their efforts on other entrance exams and JEE Main counselling sessions. This also gives them a greater chance of securing admission in a course of their choice,” said Zishaan Hayath, CEO and co-founder of

Interestingly, the number of students opting out of the JEE Advanced exam is increasing with every passing year. While 21% of eligible students opted out of the Advanced race in 2016, the number increased by 2% in 2017. In 2018, the number has jumped to 32%.

“One of the reasons why students, especially from tier 2 or tier 3 cities, opt out of JEE Advanced exam is because they are not well equipped — with things such as a laptop or digital mode of learning — to prepare for JEE Advanced examination. Also, their Mains score gives them a rough idea about their potential. If their rank is around 1.25 lakh or above, most of them prefer NIT or state engineering colleges. Many students also sign up for a second attempt because they think they will get abetter college the next year,” Randhir Kumar, CEO, BasicFirst.


Source Credits : Times of India

JEE-Adv eligible candidates: IIT Bombay zone loses first spot for second year in a row

The office of the organising chairman of Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced (JEE-Adv) 2018, on Saturday, released information on the distribution of candidates eligible for the upcoming exam. The IIT-Bombay zone (which constitutes several states) has lost its top position second year in a row, with IIT-Madras and IIT-Delhi zones taking the first and second positions. 28,813 students from the zone have qualified for the JEE-Adv exam, as compared to 38,321 students from IIT-Madras zone and 31,884 students from IIT-Delhi. The IIT-Madras zone has maintained the first position for the second year in a row.

“These numbers in no way reflect where the candidates come from. A student residing in Guwahati may have registered for JEE-Main from a centre in Rajasthan, and therefore will be considered from that zone,” said a senior official from the office of the organising chairman of JEE-Adv 2018.

“Off late, more and more students are migrating to different parts of the country to find the best possible coaching to crack the code so that they could find a seat in an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with courses of their choice,” he added.

HT had previously reported how over 32% students who were eligible for the JEE-Adv exam this year have opted out of the race. Registrations to the JEE-Adv exam ended on Tuesday evening, and while the top 2.31 lakh JEE-Main candidates were eligible for the exam, only 1.64 lakh candidates finished the registration process on Tuesday. Last year, 1.71 lakh of the 2.20 lakh eligible candidates had registered for the JEE-Adv exam.

This year, the exam conducting authority decided to increase the number of eligible JEE-Main candidates for JEE-Adv to 2.24 lakh candidates, from 2.20 lakh candidates in 2017, in order to bring down vacancies in IITs. Of the 10,998 seats in the 23 IITs, the number of vacancies after seven rounds of counselling stood at 121 in 2017, up from 96 in 2016, 50 in 2015, and three in 2014.

Zone wise distribution of candidates qualifying for JEE-Adv exam

38,231 —IIT-Madras

31,884— IIT-Delhi




14,414 —IIT-Roorkee


36—Total number of foreign candidates appearing for JEE-Adv 2018

1.64 lakh— Total

Source Credits: Hindustan Times

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JEE (Advanced) 2018 original admit cards to be issued at exam centre

KANPUR: Candidates appearing JEE (Advanced) 2018, scheduled to be held on May 20, will time get their original admit cards at their respective exam centres. However, for receiving the same the candidates will first have to download the admit card from either of the websites: or and clicking on the ‘Candidate Portal’ icon. The original admit card would be issued to the candidates at the exam centres before the exam begins.

Aspirants will be able to download the admit cards from today. The candidates need to mention their JEE (Advanced) 2018 registration number, date of birth, JEE (Main) 2018 registered mobile number and JEE(Main) 2018 registered e-mail address to login to the portal.

Talking to TOI, organising chairman, JEE Advanced, IIT-Kanpur, professor Shalabh said, “The candidates are required to download the admit card from the web portal, the details of which we released on Sunday. They are also required to produce this downloaded admit card at the exam centre where they would be issued an original admit card (before the start of the exam of first shift) which they should retain till the second shift. The JEE (Advanced) 2018 second shift which would be conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm.”

This year IIT-Kanpur is conducting JEE (Advanced) for the first time through fully Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. The exam would be held in two shifts – 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.

As many as 1,64,822 students would be appearing in JEE Advanced 2018 t this year. Of the total strength, 38,231 candidates would be appearing the exam under the IIT-Madras zone followed by 31,884 candidates under the IIT-Delhi zone. The total number of foreign candidates appearing in JEE-Advanced this year is 36.

A total of 28,813 candidates will write the exam under IIT-Bombay zone. Under IIT-Kanpur zone, 20,428 candidates would write the exam. In this zone, 75 exam centres have been made spread across 10 districts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

These centres have been made in Bhopal (7), Indore (10), Jabalpur (3), Allahabad (7), Faizabad (3), Gorakhpur (7), Jhansi (4), Kanpur (8), Lucknow (11) and Varanasi (15). It is for the first time that the exam centres have been made in Faizabad and the highest number of centres are in Varanasi.

Under IIT-Kharagpur zone, 19,145 students would be writing the JEE Advanced. A total of 14,414 candidates will write the exam under IIT-Roorkee zone. The least number of candidates -11,907- would appear for the exam under IIT-Guwahati zone, informed professor Shalabh.

Source Credits: The Times of India

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JEE Main results 2018: Cut-offs for JEE Advanced lowered as scores dip

The overall cut-off for students who will become eligible for JEE-Advanced has gone down this year as well. As per Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which announced the for JEE-Main on Monday, the cut-off in common rank is 74 as compared to 81 in 2017 and 100 in 2016.

Tathaghat Verma,17, has emerged as the probable Mumbai topper with an All India Rank (AIR) of 34. Nanded resident Parth Lathuria bagged AIR 3. The results were announced on Monday evening.

While the scores have invited mixed reactions from students and experts, most top scorers seemed happy with their marks. Verma, a resident of Powai, was happy to score as per expectations. “What I did not expect was to be amongst the top scorers, so that’s a pleasant surprise,” said Verma, who scored 331 out of 360. Like many other top scorers, Verma also hopes to clear JEE-Advanced and secure a seat in computer science faculty at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B).


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Pune’s Sharat Bhat, 17, scored an AIR 31 spot with his 333/360 in JEE-Main. “Though some of my friends are not very pleased with their scores, I got what I expected . I’m very happy that I managed to keep my rank in double digits. My focus is now to crack the JEE-Advanced paper,” said Bhat, who also wants to secure a seat in computer science at IIT-B.

All categories —SC, ST, PwD and others — have witnessed a drop in cut-offs when compared to the last few years. “This was expected because all students complained about the level of difficulty and the length of the paper. Many students could not complete the full exam. Scores were bound to be low,” said Vinay Kumar from a city-based coaching institute.

A few believe the overall performance of students from Mumbai is better than the previous year, with higher top scores. “The overall performance of Mumbai is better this year. For most students, this is just a qualifying exam and their real test will be JEE-Advanced, for which I believe students will be better prepared,” said Pravin Tyagi, from another coaching institute.

Source Credit: Hindustan Times

JEE Main 2018 – Detailed Analysis by Resonance

On 8-April-2018, JEE (Main) 2018 was conducted for students opting to take this exam by offline mode. This is the sixth edition of this Exam after wide-ranging changes were introduced in year 2013 by CBSE and Ministry of HRD. Around 11.5 Lakh students are slated to appear for this exam in offline and online modes.

JEE (Main) 2018 was conducted in two parts (Paper 1 and Paper 2). Paper 1 was conducted from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and Paper 2 for B. Arch. Aspirants was conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Paper 1 was for students applying for engineering seats in engineering colleges, while paper 2 was for students applying for B. Arch degrees

The analysis below pertains to only Paper 1, which was for engineering aspirants.

Overall Marks Distribution

The paper pattern was same as last year. The paper had 90 questions each worth 4 marks. All questions were objective type with single correct option. Subject wise each subject had 30 questions of 120 marks.


Overall Difficulty Level Analysis

In this analysis we have rated every question on a scale of 1 to 3. The ratings are done by expert faculty of Resonance. The individual ratings are then averaged to calculate overall difficulty level.

  • 1: Easy
  • 2: Moderate
  • 3: Difficult



Difficulty Level Analysis: No of Questions


Resonance experts feel that all subjects were of similar difficulty level, while mathematics was on tougher side compared with chemistry & physics. Out of 360 marks, 132 marks can be considered of easy level, 148 marks can be considered of medium difficulty level and 80 marks can be considered to be of difficult level by Resonance Team.

Overall, it is felt that while paper is moderate, the cut-off would decrease compared to last year. Number of seats increased from 2,20,000 to 2,24,000 this year.

Question Wise Difficulty Breakup


Marks Wise Difficulty Breakup


To read detailed analysis, click here. Answer Key and Solutions of JEE Main 2018 is also available here.

All the best!

Team Resonance