JEE Main 2018

JEE Main 2018: Admit Card, Pattern, Dates, Syllabus, Preparation Tips

JEE Main

JEE Main 2018 Admit Card will be available from 2nd week of March 2018. the Candidates who are seeking to admission into undergraduate engineering courses from top recognized institutions. JEE Main is the one of the best path for them. Joint Entrance examination is the national level engineering entrance exam. It is conducted by CBSE for admission into the B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch./B.Plan. courses which is offered by the IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), IITs (Indian Institute of technology), NITs (National Institute of Technology) and CFTs (Centrally Funded Institutions). JEE Main registration process has been began from 1st December 2017 and till continue 1 January 2018.

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JEE Main online application form has been released by the CBSE. The following documents are mandatory to carry for students when they are going to fill JEE Main Application Form.

  • Adhaar Card (is the mandatory process for JEE Main registration process.)
  • Scanned Copies of:
    • Photograph
    • Signature
  • Academic Documents
  • Valid Mail ID
  • Valid Mobile No.
  • Credit/Debit Card for fee payment/ offline mode payment candidates need to generate e-challan.


  • Slot booking facility will only provides those whose exam mode will be online.
  • JEE Main 2018 Registration Process has been started from 1st December 2017.
  • Remove discrepancy from the uploaded images has been began from 8th December 2017.
  • CBSE already declared JEE Main mock test for online mode exam on 13th December 2017.
  • JEE Main exam dates has been released on 22nd November 2017.

JEE Main Exam Dates:

We are listing here all the important exam dates:

Events Exam Dates (Announced)
Release of JEE Main 2018 Notification 22nd November 2017
Commencement of Online Application Form 1st December 2017
Facility of 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
Opening of Application Form Correction Window 2nd half of 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

Changes introduced into the JEE Main Examination:

MHRD, Government of India Introduced some new changes into the JEE Main Examination.

  • In last year only 148 Exam centers avaliable for JEE Main but from this year JEE Main Exam Centers has been increased i.e. 258 Centers, 248 are Indian Cities and 10 Out side India.
  • CBSE also announces a news and very important changes from this year a diabetics students can take sugar tablets and eatablets, Fruits like apple, banana, and transparent bottle.
  • Students who are picked online mode examination can pic their exam slot according to their preference.
  • From 2017 no weighatge will be given to class 12th marks when calculating JEE Main All India Ranks.
  • Candidates who want to admission into the IITs, NITs, CFTs must have secured 75% marks into the qualifying examination (For SC only 65%)  or in top 20% in class 12th examination from their respected boards.
  • The very important concepts and important things without aadhaar card is not able to register theirself for JEE Main 2018
  • Candidates from Meghalaya, J & K and Assam are excluded from this provision, can fill their passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number into the application form to get examination centre in these states only.

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JEE Main Application Form 2018

Below listed are the important information about JEE Main Application Form

  • Candidates need to fill the JEE Main application form via online mode only.
  • Registration process has been started from 1st December 2017.
  • A candidates apply for JEE Main, if they have Aadhaar Number/Aadhaar Enrollment Number/Registration Number which will be provided by facilitation center.
  • Filling personal & academic details, candidates also have to upload scanned images of photograph and signature according to the guideline given
  • For future purpose a candidates need to take a printout of acknowledgement page.

Application Fee:

Below given table is for application fee according to the category and according to the papers:

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
  • Payment can be done credit card/debit card or e-challan.
  • GST will also be applicable.
  • Those who are opting e-challan can make the payment in Syndicate/ICICI/Canara Bank in cash.

JEE Main Application Form Correction

  • Corrections is allowed in uploaded images (signature and photograph).
  • Images discrepancy in uploaded images has been started from 8th December via online mode.
  • JEE Main 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.
  • Candidate can make changes only in the selected fields.

Eligibility Criteria

Check your eligibility Criteria from here:

Age Criteria:

  • Date of Birth: Candidates whose date of birth fall on or after 01st October 1993 are eligible
  • 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 1988).
  • Date of Birth will be considered as mentioned in secondary education board certificate.

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 five subjects. Candidates must have physics & mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • 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

Here, we are describing the JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018. It provides details about number of questions, subjects covered, marking scheme, etc. As JEE Main is conducted in two different papers. Check the exam structure separately for both the papers:

For JEE Main Paper-1:

  • Course: Paper-1 is conducted for admission to B.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 subjects.
  • 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 B.Arch/B.Planning courses.
  • Exam Mode: The exam mode for this paper will be offline (PBT) mode.
  • 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 the details about topics and chapters that may asked in JEE Main paper-1 and paper-2 examination. Both the papers are for different courses, therefore, syllabus is also different for both. JEE Main syllabus 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.

How to Prepare for JEE Mains

Get some beneficial preparation tips for scoring well in JEE Main examination:

  • Make a proper study time-table.
  • Exam pattern plays a very important role in exam preparation. Understand the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • To score well in examination, students are advised to prepare PCM subjects thoroughly of class 11th and 12th standard.
  • Candidates having a good command over NCERT books can easily score good marks in JEE Main.
  • Candidates can also go through the past years question papers to know about the difficulty level of the exam.
  • Practice mock tests to know your weak areas.
  • Time Management is very important. Set your time table so that you can easily decide your study hours. Divide your time well among school, tuition, coaching classes, exercise, entertainment, etc.
  • Do not take stress and keep yourself healthy.

JEE Main Admit Card 2018

  • After submitting the application form, candidates start searching the admit card. JEE Main 2018 admit card will be issued in the second week of March 2018.
  • CBSE will release the admit card through online mode.
  • The board will also provide the facility to book slot for the online mode examination.
  • Admit card will contain exam schedule, exam centre details, candidate’s roll number, etc.

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JEE Main Answer Key

CBSE will publish the answer key & images of response sheets (OMR) of paper-1 and paper-2 during 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

  • Result of JEE Main (paper 1) will be declared on 30th April 2018 through online mode.
  • JEE Main 2018 result indicates actual scores and rank secured in entrance examination.
  • All India Rank (AIR) for paper 2 will be published on 31st May 2018.
  • 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

  • In order to be eligible for JEE Advanced and for admission to top colleges, students have to secure cut-off marks.
  • JEE Main 2018 cut-off will be announced after the completion of exam. Meanwhile, students 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 are the authorities which 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.
  • To get seats, it is mandatory for the candidates to participate in counselling and seat allocation process.
  • There are huge number of colleges in every state that also offer admission through JEE Main. To get admission in these colleges, students have to apply separately in state counselling.

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