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.

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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.

Still any question, leave your comment.

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. dhruv says:

    I have passes 12 in 2015 and have given improvement exams in 2016
    Am I eligible for jee mains 2017

  2. Chaitanya says:

    Next year will be neet exam or as common as now

  3. akash goswami says:

    i have passed my 12th class but my persentage is 70% can i take admisson in nit please sir rply fast

  4. Soumya says:

    I have passed my +2 board in the year 2016.I have attempted once jee main but I could not qualify.Can I give jee main in the year 2019 for get admission into CET, BBSR

  5. Amlan Tripathy says:

    I have 62 % in chse +2 exam. Am i eligible to addmission in NITs, IITs.

  6. mohit kumar says:

    Sir,I want to know that am I eligible to give Jee main 2018 or not?
    I had done 10th cbse in 2013 and I left my 12th cbse 2015 exam due to some resistration issuse .
    I have given the 12th exam in 2017 hoping Mark approx 80 %. I scored bad in Jee main 2017 = 49 marks
    That is why want know that can i give Jee mains 2018 .?
    My date of birth is 26 . February. 1997
    Please consider all the above and

    Please reply

  7. Nishikant says:

    I passed 10 in 2013 & droped a year appeared n cleared 12 in 2016 ……am i eligible to qualify in jee mains 2018………plz reply its urgent

  8. Arnold Moirangthem says:

    I had passed with 70pc only,am i elihible for admission in IIT NIT after appearing in improvement exam

  9. Yijay Kumar says:

    I got in 12th 73.4% total marks . So I want to know that mine selection in NIITs is possible or impossible. For 2018

  10. Your Name.. says:

    I have got 60 percent in hsc 2017 exam.i want to attempt jee mains 2018 am i eligible?Should i also repeate hsc board exam?

  11. Nishant Verma says:

    I was completed my Class 11th but I will do 12th from private school.So Am I eligible for JEE mains examination??

  12. A.jashuva says:

    Jee mains 2017 rank 13121 but inter 60% marks scored he is eligible for IIT.

  13. Shawshank tiwari says:

    I am in 12th ,i wants to prepare iitjeee ,and my 11th was not competed well ,and also I forget to solve physics numericals . Suggest me how can I prepare iitjeee in one year.

  14. jyoti says:

    Sir am diploma holder and my passing year 2017 so am eligible for jee 2018

  15. Mohit says:

    CAN I give jeemains2018 if I took admission in nios in2016-17session nd leave the March exam ND I will give that exam in October2017.

  16. Adam says:

    if someone not pass in jee main in first attempt, then can he/she be eligible to sit in jee advance in 2nd and 3rd attempt..

  17. Harshit Mishra says:

    I have passed Intermediate up board this year.So how many chances are available for me to apply JEE. Please help me in this confusion.

  18. Manisha says:

    I hav pased 10th in 2013 and dropped a year after 10th and attempted 12th in 2016 am I eligible for jee main 2018.

  19. Hruday says:

    Is there any weightage for JEE Mains 2018?

  20. Hruday says:

    Is there any IPE weightage for JEE Mains 2018?

  21. Akhil Gupta says:

    I am going to appear 12 th examination on 2018 can I apply for JEE Main exam

  22. Bhanu says:

    Will there be single enginerringentrance exam all over the country from 2018?

  23. kiran kumar says:

    sir,which type of book we have to suggest for jee main to pass the cut-off

  24. Rahul says:

    Sir , I don’t have 75℅ marks in board. Can i take admission in NIT colleges???

  25. Suman says:

    I’m BE 2nd year student, can I apply for another attempt?

  26. KAMLESH SONI says:

    i am originally from rajasthan. But I shifted to Mumbai in 1988 for JOB.We are under category of OBC and having cast certificate from Rajasthan. My son is studing from MUMBAI. My son is now come in 12th with science and preparing for IIT. OBC of my son is also from Rajasthan.
    My question is can we use OBC certificate while filling form from MUMBAI.
    REGARDS

  27. ram sharma says:

    I have not 75 percent in 12th board exam can I eligible for IIT?

  28. Sohas says:

    I passed h.s in 2016. But jee main 2017 was my first attempt, am i eligiblefor jee main 2018

  29. Souvik Das says:

    I am loss a year in higher secondary 2017.
    Am i eligible for JEE-MAIN 2018

  30. Souvik das says:

    I am loss a year in higher secondary. Am i eligible for jee main 2018

  31. Abhijit Bhattacharjee says:

    I’m studying in class12th under AHSEC board,when i will be eligible to appear on JEE mains,& what certificates i need to appear

  32. Sohas says:

    I passed H.S in 2016 and could not give jee main ,2017 was my first attempt.Can I give jee main in 2018?

  33. Debanjan says:

    I passed H.S in 2016 and could not give jee main ,2017 was my first attempt.Can I give jee main exam in 2018?

  34. Mayank says:

    I am studying in class 12 now and i will give my board exam in march 2018, can i eligible to give jee mains exam in the same year i.e. in april 2018

  35. Rahul says:

    I passed H.S in 2016 and could not give jee main ,2017 was my first attempt.Can I give jee main exam in 2018?

  36. Debanjan says:

    I passed H.S in 2016 and could not give jee main ,2017 was my first attempt.Can I give jee main in 2018?

  37. Debanjan Sasmal says:

    I passed H.S in 2016 and could not give jee main ,2017 was my first attempt.Can I give jee main in 2018?

  38. Debanjan Sasmal says:

    I passed H.S in 2016 and could not give jee main ,2017 was my first attempt.Can I give jee main in 2018?

  39. Debanjan Sasmal says:

    I passed H.S in 2016 and could not give jee main ,2017 was my first attempt.Can I give jee advanced in 2018?

  40. Debanjan Sasmal says:

    Sir,
    I have passed High Scendery exam in 2017. I did not appear in ‘jee main 2016’. This year i have gave ‘jee main 2017’. Can i give ‘jee main 2018’ exam???

  41. Sukhpreet says:

    I’m presently in 12th, in which year will I be eligible for jee exam

    • Harshit says:

      Hello Sukhpreet,
      If you have give your 12th Board exams than you were eligible this year. And you are still eligible to apply for JEE MAINS 2018.

      Thanks.

  42. Mita Chakroborty says:

    how will the 75% marks of CBSE 12th board be calculated? Is it considering the best five out of six subjects?
    In that case students of schools that don’t offer the sixth subject don’t get the benefit of best five subjects. For such students percentage goes down.

  43. Shariq Ali Khan says:

    Sir, i am Diploma holder , i have passed in 2017 then i eligible for jee 2018 exam.

  44. can i apply for jee in 2018 i have passed 12th in 2017 says:

    I already wrote exam in 2017 but i am not qualified

    • Harshit says:

      Of course you can apply in JEE MAINS.
      It is and old saying that Everything happen for good.
      I know if you God wanted you to get top selection with a wise you, so you didn’t got success this year.
      My friend someone got AIR 1 or so on cause he always took learning as passion and fun.
      I wish you “DO YOUR BEST” and must give your best this time.

  45. Kirit says:

    I DON’T HAVE 75% MARKS IN 12 CLASS BOARD EXAM SO CAN I ELIGIBLE TO ADMISSION IN ONLY NIT COLLEGES NOT FOR IIT

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