JEE Main 2018 Examination Information – At a Glance

JEE Main 2018 is the renowned engineering entrance exam in India. CBSE is the authority to conduct this exam for admission to B.E./B.Tech & B.Arch courses. On the basis of JEE Main, candidates are admitted to NITs, CFTIs and other engineering institutions. JEE Main is also the entrance test for JEE Advanced which offers admission to IITs & ISM. All candidates interested in pursuing a career in engineering can apply for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Here we give complete information about JEE Main 2018 such as application form, eligibility, exam dates, exam pattern and syllabus.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Schedules

Release of JEE Main 2018 Notification  — 22nd November 2017

Commencement of Online Application Form — 1st December 2017

Facility for Correcting Images starts — 8th December 2017

Mock test release — 13th December 2017

Closing Date of Online Application Form –1st January 2018

Last Date of Fee Payment —  2nd January 2018

Application Form Correction Window — 9th – 22nd January 2018

Availability of Admit Card — 2nd week of March 2018

Examination Date for offline exam(Pen & Paper Based Test) –8th April 2018

Examination Date for online exam (Computer Based Test) — 15th & 16th April 2018

Answer Key & OMR Sheet Availability  —  24th – 27th April 2018

Declaration of Result (Paper 1)/AIR rank & candidates eligible to appear in JEE Advanced  — 30th April 2018

Declaration of AIR rank (paper 2) — 31st May 2018

Availability of Score/Rank Cards on website — After declaration of AIR of JEE Main 2018

JEE Main Registration Form 2018

The details regarding JEE Main application form are given below:

  • Applicants have to fill the JEE Main application form via online mode
  • No printed copy will be provided to apply for JEE Main 2018.
  • Applications will start in the 1st December 2017 and Closing Date of Online Application Form –1st January 2018
  • To apply for JEE Main, students should have Aadhaar Number/Aadhaar Enrollment Number/Registration Number which will be provided by facilitation center.
  • Besides this, filling personal & academic details, candidates also have to upload scanned images of photograph and signature in prescribed specifications.
  • Applicants can download the confirmation page as the proof of successful submission of application form.

JEE Main 2018 Application Fee

Papers Offline mode (Pen & Paper Based) Online mode (Computer Based)
Appearing General/OBCs (Boys) SC/ST/PWD/All Girls General/OBCs (Boys) SC/ST/PWD/All Girls
For Examination Centres opted in India
Paper 1 or 2 1000 500 500 250
Paper 1 and 2 both 1800 900 1300 650
For Examination Centres opted in foreign country
Paper 1 or 2 2500 1250 2500 1250
Paper 1 and 2 both 3800 1900 3800 1900
  • JEE Fees Payment Mode
  • Payment of fee can be done either throughcredit card/debit card or e-challan.

Candidates opting e-challan are required to make the payment in Syndicate/ICICI/HDFC/Canara Bank in cash

JEE Main 2018 Application Form correction

Students can correct their form 9th – 22nd January 2018.Exam authority will give opportunity to the candidates to correct their application form to avoid huge rejection of the applications. Corrections will be permitted in uploaded images (signature and photograph).Correction window will also open for correction in application form details like change in exam mode from PBT to CBT, city of examination, change in paper-2 to paper-1.

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Age:

  • Date of Birth:Candidates those born on or after 1st October 1994 are eligible for writing the JEE Main examination.
  • Relaxation:5 years relaxation shall be provided in the upper age limit of SC/ST & PWD candidates (i.e. DOB falls on or after 1st October 1989).
  • Date of Birth will be considered as mentioned in secondary education board certificate.

Academic Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying Exam:It is must for the candidates to pass the 12th examination/qualifying examination with 5 subjects to be eligible for JEE Main 2018.
  • Subjects:The qualifying examination must be passed/appearing with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • No Minimum Marks:There is no minimum marks requirement in 12th examination for writing the JEE Main exam. However, candidates have to secure the passing marks.
  • Passing Year:Those who have appeared and passed the higher secondary examination in 2016 and 2017 are also eligible to apply. Moreover, candidates appearing the final examination of 12th in 2018 can also fill the JEE Main application form.
  • In case if candidate appeared the 12th examination in 2015 but not passed in 2015, passed in 2016 are also not eligible.
  • Diploma Holders:Diploma holders may also apply for JEE Main 2018 but only eligible for admission to IITs. In other words, Diploma holders will be eligible for JEE Main so that they can further apply for JEE Advanced but not eligible for admission on the basis of JEE Main scores.

Number of Attempts:

Total 3 attempts will be given for clearing the JEE Main. Attempts will be counted from the year 2017 onwards. JEE Advanced can be attempted maximum 2 times in consecutive years.

Eligibility For Admission in IITs, NITs, CFTIs:

Percentage Marks: To be eligible for admission in IITs, NITs, CFTIs, candidates should have obtained 75% marks in 12th examination or must be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th examination of respective boards. The qualifying marks for SC/ST will be 65%.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

For JEE Main Paper-1:

  • Course:Paper-1 is conducted for admission to E./B.Tech courses.
  • Exam Mode:The exam mode for paper 1 will be offline (PBT) as well as online (CBT). Candidates can opt any one of the modes as per their suitability.
  • Subjects:The paper-1 will consist of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Number of Questions:30 questions will be asked from each subject with total of 90 questions comprising of 360 marks.
  • Type of Questions:Only objective type questions will be asked in Paper-1.
  • Language:For all exam cities, the question paper medium choice will be English & Hindi (except exam centre cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli where choices for question paper will be English, Hindi and Gujarati). The choice for question paper should be exercised while filling up the application form.
  • Exam Duration:The time duration will be 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme:Candidates will be provided with +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking:In case of wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.

For JEE Main Paper-2:

  • Course:Paper-2 is conducted for admission to Arch/B.Planning courses.
  • Exam Mode:The exam mode for this paper will be offline (PBT)
  • Number of Questions:30 questions will be asked in Mathematics (Part-1), 50 questions in aptitude test (Part-2) and 2 questions in drawing comprising of total 390 marks.
  • Type of Questions:The Mathematics and Aptitude test section will contain objective type questions. Drawing test will be subjective.
  • Language:For all exam cities, the question paper medium choice will be English & Hindi (except exam centre cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli where choices for question paper will be English, Hindi and Gujarati). The choice for question paper should be exercised while filling up the application form.
  • Exam Duration:The time duration will be 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme:Candidates will be provided with +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking:In case of wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.
Papers Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper-1 Physics 30 Questions 120 marks
Chemistry 30 Questions 120 marks
Mathematics 30 Questions 120 marks
Paper-2 Mathematics 30 Questions 120 marks
Aptitude Test 50 Questions 200 marks
Drawing 2 Questions 70 marks

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus

JEE Main 2018 syllabus provides for paper-1 contains important chapters from physics, Chemistry and Mathematics taught in 11th and 12th standard of CBSE, ICSE and other boards.

For Paper-2 syllabus comprising of Mathematics, aptitude test and drawing. Candidates can download the detailed syllabus as it will be released by CBSE.

JEE Main Admit Card 2018

JEE Main 2018 Hall Ticket or admit card will be issued in the 2nd  week of March 2018. CBSE will release the admit card through online mode. JEE Main 2018 Admit card will contain exam schedule, exam centre details, candidate’s roll number, etc.

JEE Main 2018 Answer Key

CBSE will publish the answer key & images of response sheets (OMR) of paper-1 and paper-2 in 24th – 27th April 2018. Candidates can cross check their answers with the official answer key to know the expected marks. Those who are not satisfied with the answers may challenge the answer key by paying Rs. 1000/- per question.

JEE Main Result 2018

JEE Main 2018 Result will be declared in 30th April 2018 through online mode. JEE Main 2018 result indicates actual scores and rank secured in entrance examination.On the basis of JEE Main result, students will also get idea about whether they are eligible for appearing JEE Advanced or not.All India rank (AIR) will be considered for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFTIs and others.

JEE Main Cut-Off

JEE Main 2018 cutoff will be declared  after the completion of exam. Applicants  can check the previous years cut-off marks.

  • In the academic year 2016-2017, JEE Main cut-off is as follows:
    • Gen category – 105
    • OBC – 70
    • SC – 50
    • ST – 44

JEE Mains Counselling 2018

JoSAA/CSAB will conduct the centralized counselling for admission to NITs/IITs/IIITs and CFTIs. Admission will be offered to the candidates based on AIR and choices filled by them. Candidates must attend and participate in counselling and seat allocation process.

JEE Main 2018 Participating Institutes

Admissions to 31 National Institutes of Technology, 20 IIITs and 18 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes are through JEE Main 2018 Scores/ Rank.

JEE main 2018 contact detais

JEE(Main) Unit Central Board of Secondary Education

Plot No. 149, Block – H,

Sector – 63, Noida – 201309

Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)

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