JEE Main 2018: Admit Card, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

jee-main-2018JEE Main 2018 Admit card has been released on 12th March 2018. JEE Main is the popular engineering entrance exam in India. It is 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. JEE Main 2018 Mock Test has been released. Students can get complete information about JEE Main 2018 such as application form correction, exam dates, exam pattern and syllabus.

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The CBSE Board will use different sets of question papers for CBT and PBT exams. It also ensures the same difficulty level of each set of question paper for this year i.e. 2018 also, as per practice of the Board in the year 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.

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JEE Main 2018 Exam Dates

Here we are providing official exam dates of JEE Main 2018.

EventsExam Dates (Announced)
Release of JEE Main 2018 Notification22nd November 2017
Commencement of Online Application Form1st December 2017
Facility for Correcting Images starts8th December 2017
Mock test release13th December 2017
Closing Date of Online Application Form1st January 2018
Last Date of Fee Payment2nd January 2018
Application Form Correction Window9th – 22nd January 2018
Availability of Admit Card12th 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 Availability24th – 27th April 2018
Declaration of Result (Paper 1)/AIR rank & candidates eligible to appear in JEE Advanced30th 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 New Changes Introduced:

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

  • newiconFor JEE Main 2018 exam, CBSE has announced to establish 258 exam centres, out of which 248 are in India and 10 outside India.
  • newiconThe board has decided to allow Diabetic students to carry sugar tablets or fruits such as banana, apple or orange and a transparent bottle of water.
  • newiconSlot Booking: From the year 2018, students will be able to book their slot for the online mode examination. Check here for slot booking.
  • newiconNo weightage will be given to 12th class marks for calculating All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main. No verification will be required for 12th class roll number.
  • 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. Check here for more details of Requirement of Aadhaar Card.
  • 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 Admit Card 2018

JEE Main 2018 admit card has been released on 12th March 2018. Check the details about admit card:

  • After submitting the application form, candidates start searching the admit card.
  • JEE Main 2018 admit card has been issued on 12th March 2018.
  • CBSE has released the admit card through online mode.
  • The board has also provided the facility to book the slot for the online mode examination.
  • Admit card contains exam schedule, exam center details, candidate’s roll number, etc.

Click here to view Examination Cities of JEE Main 2018.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

Here, we are describing the JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018. It provides details about the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 be asked in JEE Main paper-1 and paper-2 examination. Both the papers are for different courses.

Therefore, the syllabus is also different for both. JEE Main syllabus for paper-1 contains important chapters from physics, Chemistry and Mathematics taught in the 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 the 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 timetable so that you can easily decide your study hours. Divide your time well among school, tuition, coaching classes, exercise, entertainment, etc.
  • Do not take the stress and keep yourself healthy.

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JEE Main Video Lecture 2018

JEE Main 2019

JEE Main 2019 examination will be administrated by the NTA (National Testing Agency). It is a national level examination. It is organized to offer admission in B.Tech & B.Arch courses offered by NITs, CFTIs and other engineering institutions. JEE Main qualified students will also be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced examination.

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 are 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 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

  • The 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 is 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.

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 was provided to apply for JEE Main.
  • Applications were started from 1st 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 acknowledgment page as the proof of successful submission of application form.

JEE Main 2018 Application Form has been released. Candidates need to prepare these documents before filling application:

  • Scanned Copies of:
    • Adhaar Card
    • Photograph
    • Signature
  • Academic Documents
  • Valid Mail ID
  • Valid Mobile No.
  • Credit/Debit Card for fee payment

Click here to read complete details.

Check Here – How to Fill JEE Main 2018 Application Form

Application Fee:

Application fee of JEE Mains 2018 was 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.
  • GST was also be applicable.
  • Candidates opting e-challan are required to make the payment in Syndicate/ICICI/Canara Bank in cash.

JEE Main Application Form Correction

  • Corrections are permitted in various particulars of the application.
  • The correction facility in uploaded images was given from 8th December to 5th January via online mode.
  • JEE Main Correction window was opened from 9th to 22nd January 2018.
  • Corrections can be done via online mode only.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria 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 five subjects. Candidates must have physics & mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • No Minimum Marks: There is no minimum marks requirement in the 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 to IITs, NITs, CFTIs:

Percentage Marks: To be eligible for admission in IITs, NITs, CFTIs, candidates should have obtained 75% marks in the 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%.

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

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  1. Anonymous says:

    if i get 75% overall from physics ,chemistry ,maths will i get admission

  2. Mughapu T Sumi says:

    sir i had made mistake in date of birth, is it ok…?

  3. Darshit says:

    Sir i have to complete 10+2 in 2018 but i think to re admmision for 11&12 then is i am able to attend the entrence exam of IIT

  4. Sunul sahoo says:

    How the result declaration process should be occurred…?is same for both paper 1 and paper 2 or different…??

  5. madhu goud says:

    sir application for nit iit s have done before or after results of mains

  6. ...Avesh singh says:

    If you are command in maths and chemistry and some low experience in physics then off course you can do better archana.
    Because I am an also iit student at kota rajasthan. So I hope you are succes in this competition.
    keep it up
    Good luck

  7. Varshith says:

    I have lost my password and the verification code is not coming to my registered mobile no .please help me as soon as possible

  8. Faisal Ashfaque patel says:

    Adimit card issu please

  9. Shashi says:

    Sir i have passed 12th in 2016(65%).again in2019 i m going to sit in 12th bihar board i elligible for Jee main/other competetive exam.

  10. VISHNU MS says:

    Dear sir,
    I have missed my application form..also i forgot application no too…i have selected forgot application no option but the sight has shown as the details was not match..i couldnt able to get my admit card..kindly support me.

  11. Madhav says:

    What password type

  12. chaitanya says:

    my father first name is guduri but in the application form there is giduri.Is there any problem during examination?

  13. Ashish says:

    Sir I passed 10 in 2015 and I fill 17 no form after 2 years for 12th,am I eligible for jee main plz tell….

  14. Anjan Sah says:

    can you send ..related info about jee mains

  15. Kanchan says:

    Not able to download IIT mains 2018 admit card

  16. Sahil says:

    Sir I have by mistakenly choose paper 2 instead of paper 1 please help

  17. Madhu says:

    Sir hv u any information regarding jeemains admit card release date from any internal sources of cbse

  18. NAMAN SETHIA says:

    how to get admit card jee 2

  19. divya sinha says:

    sir ,
    maine 2017 k session mai jee paper 2 ka exam diya tha or qualified v thi.
    to kya mai 2018 k session mai usi mai marksheet k basis pe admission le skti hu…

  20. Tannay bahadure says:

    Is there dresscode fr JEE mains like NEET exam

  21. pavankumar umakant mishra says:

    i have 4 centere ex mumbi so any 4 center i will given my exam

  22. Rahul says:

    I didn’t remove the mistake in the photograph,the mistake is that the date below the name is showing partially in the photo… So what will happen? Please help me

  23. Malong Kro says:

    sir i failed in chemistry but my overall percentage is 70. Can i be able to get JEE Main 2018…

  24. jagmohan says:

    Main st candidate hun.mera beta ka 12th me theory me 65% se kam hai lekin practical ko mila ke 65% se adhik hai. Kya jeemains sakta hai.

  25. Glinta mary says:

    I have already registered for jee main exam 2018.Isthere any problem not attending in jee main 2018 exam?

  26. Paras says:

    Admit card issue fast please

  27. rama says:

    my daughter could not write properly physics 12th board exam 2018 as she was admitted on that day in hospital. please i have a query that there is any chance to reappear in physics exam 2018 and how will i know when re exam start.

    • Chandan says:

      Hi Sir,

      Once the board results are out , If she get compartment/supplementary in physics ..she can give re-exam of physics as supplementary in the month of June/july -2018 .For supplementary exam process , she has to get in touch with her school principal.
      For supplementary she has to fill a form which will get signed by her school principal, then she will get a Admit card directly from CBSE by post.On your given address .

      Feel free to email me .

  28. devesh kumar chaturvedi says:

    mera center kaha hai

  29. Archana says:

    If I get 60 % in physics and 90 % in maths and 90% in chemistry whether I am eligible for getting admisiion in IIT or NIT. Is 75 % needed separately or overall percent should be 75. Make it clear

  30. Nihad says:

    I have 64.8% in Higher secondary & i’m ST ! Am i eligible to be architect ? I Saw that minimum mark should be 65% then how i’m i eligible for exam but not for colleges?

  31. Riddhi Yajee says:

    Sir,es bar General ka cutoff kitna jayega….

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