JEE Main 2018: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

jee-main-2018JEE Main 2018 is the popular engineering entrance exam in India. It will be conducted by CBSE 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 eligibility test for JEE Advanced which offers admission to IITs & ISM.  From the year 2017, CBSE has introduced some new changes like applicants should have Aadhaar card issued by UIDAI for filling the application form. All candidates interested in pursuing a career in engineering can apply for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Students can get complete information about JEE Main 2018 such as application form, eligibility, exam dates, exam pattern and syllabus.

Application Form Exam Dates Eligibility

Exam Pattern Syllabus FAQs

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JEE Main 2018 Exam Dates

Based on last year dates, here we are providing tentative exam dates of JEE Main 2018.

EventsExam Dates (Tentative)
Release of JEE Main 2018 Notification3rd week of November 2017
Commencement of Online Application Form1st week of December 2017
Facility of Correcting Images2nd week of December 2017
Closing Date of Online Application Form1st week of January 2018
Last Date of Fee Payment1st week of January 2018
Opening of Application Form Correction Window2nd half of January 2018
Availability of Admit Card2nd week of March 2018
Examination Date for offline exam(Pen & Paper Based Test)1st week of April 2018
Examination Date for online exam (Computer Based Test)2nd week of April 2018
Answer Key & OMR Sheet Availability3rd week of April 2018
Declaration of Result (Score & Rank)4th week of April 2018

JEE Main New Changes Introduced Last year:

In 2017, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has introduced some new changes in the pattern of JEE Mains. Here are the highlights:

  • No weightage will be given to 12th class marks for calculating All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main.
  • In order to qualify for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, candidates must have at least 75% marks (65% for SC/ST) in higher secondary examination or must be in top 20 percentile in class 12th examination conducted by respective boards.
  • Moreover, candidates should have Aadhaar Card Number to fill the application form.
  • Candidates from Meghalaya, J & K and Assam are excluded from this provision. Such candidates have to enter passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number to get examination centre in these states only.

JEE Main Application Form 2018

All the aspirants must read the information brochure carefully before filling the online application form of JEE Main 2018 to get details about how to apply, application fee & payment mode. The details regarding JEE Main application form are given below:

  • Candidates have to fill the JEE Main application form via online mode only.
  • No printed copy will be provided to apply for JEE Main.
  • Applications are expected to be released in the first week of December 2017.
  • To apply for JEE Main, students should have Aadhaar Number/Aadhaar Enrollment Number/Registration Number which will be provided by facilitation center.
  • In addition to filling personal & academic details, candidates also have to upload scanned images of photograph and signature in prescribed specifications.
  • Candidates can download the acknowledgement page as the proof of successful submission of application form.

Application Fee:

Application fee of JEE Mains 2018 will depend upon the gender of candidate, category and exam mode. Candidates can check the application fee from the below table:

PapersOffline mode (Pen & Paper Based)
Online mode (Computer Based)
AppearingGeneral/OBCs (Boys)SC/ST/PWD/All GirlsGeneral/OBCs (Boys)SC/ST/PWD/All Girls
For Examination Centres opted in India
Paper 1 or 21000500500250
Paper 1 and 2 both18009001300650
For Examination Centres opted in foreign country
Paper 1 or 22500125025001250
Paper 1 and 2 both3800190038001900
  • Payment of fee can be done either through credit 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 Application Form Correction

  • 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.
  • Candidate can make changes only in the selected fields.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility for appearing JEE Main 2018 is given below:

Age Criteria:

  • Date of Birth: Candidates those born on or after 1st October 1993 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 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 Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics 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.
PapersSubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Paper-1Physics30 Questions120 marks
Chemistry30 Questions120 marks
Mathematics30 Questions120 marks
Paper-2Mathematics30 Questions120 marks
Aptitude Test50 Questions200 marks
Drawing2 Questions70 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 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.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: Yes. You are required to enter the Aadhaar card number while filling the application form.
Answer: Candidates who have passed/appearing the class 12th examination from Assam, J&K and Meghalaya states have to enter passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. Identity number. Such candidates have to select the exam city centre in these states only.
Answer: These candidates are required to enter passport details.
Answer: Yes, candidates can change their exam centres during correction period.
Answer: In case uploaded photograph does not have name and date, the form will not be rejected and no correction will be required.
Answer: Yes, diploma candidates can apply for JEE Main 2018 but only to fulfill the eligibility for JEE Advanced 2018. Diploma holders will not be eligible for admission to NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main channel.
Answer: You are eligible. 75% criteria is for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs.
Answer: No, thumb impression is not needed in JEE Mains 2018 application form.
Answer: Such candidate should submit a correction request to aadhaar centre and apply for JEE Main by entering 14 digits Aadhaar Enrollment ID (including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhaar centre after submitting updation request.
Answer: No, such candidates will be eligible for admission to NITs/SPAs and other CFTIs where B.Arch is available.

Answer: Yes. Candidates passed/appearing class 12th from NIOS should select the state of eligibility according to the state in which the study centre is located.

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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.
  • Admit card will contain exam schedule, exam centre details, candidate’s roll number, etc.

JEE Main Answer Key

CBSE will publish the answer key & images of response sheets (OMR) of paper-1 and paper-2 in the third week of 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 will be declared in the last week of 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

  • 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 couselling.

For any queries regarding JEE Main 2018, leave your comments below.

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  1. query says:

    Is consecutive two term eligibility for JEE Advanced aplicability is applicable from 2017 as JEE mains 2017 also.

  2. meghna says:

    what is the last date for submitting application for JEE 2018?

  3. wasim Ahmad Khanday says:

    i have 67.4% marks. i can apply for jee yes or no
    please reply me feedback
    Im Waiting
    thanks sir

  4. Pratik Banerjee says:

    Provide me the SYLLABUS OF JEE MAINS 2018 SOON.

  5. Sammidi Deeksha Spoorthi says:

    Is there any weightage of 12 class marks in jee mains 2018???


    where i will get previous year solved question papers of JEE exam

  7. Aman Pratap says:

    I passed class 12 in 2017 and is i give exam in 2019

  8. Milan halder says:

    Sir..when will start registration for 2018 jee

  9. Siva Prakash says:

    Im completed 12th in 2017 batch and also wrote jee 2017 i wanted to write jee 2018 if it is possible to write jee main

  10. Aman says:

    I passed class 12 in 2017 and i dropped my year .. if i drop one more year is a eligible to give iit exam

  11. application form says:

    which information fill in iit main application form adhar card and 12th Mark’s sheet

  12. Anonymous says:

    I am in class 12 now can i give 2018 exams

  13. simran says:

    Sir ,when will registration start for 2018 jee

  14. Shubham Mishra says:

    Sir..I get 45 % in assam board i eligible for the jee mains 2018 examination

  15. sahil bourney says:

    Hlo sir i got 55% in 12th class. I fel…jee main yes/no

  16. Himanshu Kumar says:

    Sir I got 73.4 % overall marks in 12th.But I got 78% in PCM .Can you tell me that which marks required for take admission in NIT ,IIT Colleges ?

  17. Divya says:

    Sir I got 57.8% in pu board 2017 , I belong to sc category ,am I eligible mains and advance 2018. In case 1 at rank in mains and advance 2018 am I eligible……

  18. Ashish says:

    How many Marks are required in first paper for select i n 2 paper and how many Marks are required in 2 paper for select in IIT

  19. Arif says:

    Sir now I am in grade 12
    I want to know about the time of registration of JEE 2018 exam(.When will the registration beagins)

  20. Indrbhan says:

    Sir I have 67% up bord can I give exam jee main and it’s threw can I get b tec sheet

  21. harjot gill says:

    Can +1 class students apply for this exam
    And near how much marks are important to get in this exam for further admissions

  22. himanshu singh says:

    Is I am qualifi for admission in iits if I get 75% in cbse improvement exam 2018(got 59.4 % in cbse 2017 with PCM )and apply for iit entrance exam

  23. Ishant Mishra says:

    if any board have there top 20 percentile ends at 76% then what about the students how got 75% and not fit in top 20 percentile in same board, can they are eligible for IIT advance

  24. Ravi mishra says:

    Sir I get 74 % in up board 2017 . Am I aligible apply for jee main 2018

  25. Kajal says:

    Is there any age limit for entering the examination…like i am 16 can i appear in 2018 examination

  26. Thanks says:

    Sir i get 65% in u.p. board, am i eligible for jee mains 2018

  27. Rohit Agarwala says:

    Where will it be conducted ?

  28. R Vijendran says:

    Can my child write both offline and online exam of JEE main 2018?

  29. Chandan ashutosh sahoo says:

    I passed 12th exam in 2014..and i also appeared jeemain on the year 2014 i also passed…n started reading at nit rourkela but to some medical problem i was restricted….after that i will try to appear jee main 2018 bt due to chikenpox i can’t appear so sir my question is that am i eligible to appear jee main 2018

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