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

jee-main-2018JEE Main 2018 Admit card will be released in 2nd week of 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. JEE Main 2018 Application Correction can be done till 22nd January 2018. Students can get complete information about JEE Main 2018 such as application form correction, exam dates, exam pattern and syllabus.

Application Form Exam Dates Eligibility

Exam Pattern Syllabus FAQs

JEE Main 2018 Notifications – Admit Card to be Released Soon

newiconJEE Main 2018 Admit Card will be available in 2nd week March 2018. Check here for JEE Main Admit Card details.

JEE Main 2018 Application Correction can be done till 22nd January 2018. Check here for correction details.

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JEE Main 2018 Application Fee can be submitted upto 2nd January 2018.  Check here for application details.

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 Card2nd 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 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

  • 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 has 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.

Click here to view Examination Cities of JEE Main 2018

JEE Main Application Form Correction

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

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 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.
  • GST will also be applicable.
  • Candidates opting e-challan are required to make the payment in Syndicate/ICICI/Canara Bank in cash.

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%.

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.

Also Check:

JEE Main Video Lecture 2018

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.

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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.

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

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  1. S.AKHIL says:

    Sir,
    I had applied JEE main 2018 entrance exam. I had upload my latest image without date. Except this everything is correct. Is there any hurdle to write the entrance exam. If so, what to do next. Kindly clarify sir

  2. Hiral wagh says:

    I tried for image correction but it didn’t show the image correction option ..What should I do further

  3. rakshita says:

    will the mock test have closing time. like last date?

  4. Sanya says:

    Please extend the date of submission of jee main 2018 application.many students were unable to Apply due to correction in their aadhar

  5. raj says:

    What marks should an obc student score to get a good NIT with mechanical engineering in jee mains exam

  6. Arjun kumar says:

    Sir mai Abhi 12th me tha but achhi se tayari nhi kr paye due to family problem mai phir se 12th me admission liya hu to mai jee advance me 2 baar examination de sakta hu ya nahi plz reply me sir.

  7. pradhuman says:

    IS 8 APRIL LAST DATE OF EXAM

  8. Dolly says:

    Sir
    There is are two correction in my form. I corrected one and another I did not correct (for my signature I uploaded my father’s and at my father’s I uploaded mine and on photo I did not write my name and date)
    Now what can I do Please suggest me

  9. sabarish says:

    I missed to apply for the jee main 2018 before. Is there any possibility to apply now?

  10. Dhananjay says:

    Sir I still didn’t get my corrected name adhaar card as per 10th certificate but I need to make correction in jee application form before it ends so please help me solve this

  11. Your Name... says:

    Date for changing uplpoad images please send it

  12. Tarun Vohra says:

    sir,
    i want to ask that, Pursuing in G.p. Rating course through a PVT. instute without sponsorship but the institute is DGS approved is safe or i should go to govt. institute.
    Please Sir Help
    i will be very thankful to you if you help me for the same.

  13. Kanchan Baban Andhale says:

    Uploaded images is old any problems for appearing for JEE test

  14. Habeebuddin says:

    My concern is if we pay jee main fee 2500 only do we need to pay extra amount like gst nd bank tax urgent please rply

  15. Udithbabu says:

    Why should give a big cut off for general ?,they are also student this is very cruelty to poor student’s in general cast this is not fair

  16. Arjun RS says:

    I did’nt submit name and date on photo. What am i do?

  17. Susmita saha says:

    Can I change my caste?

  18. Ranjeet says:

    I got 322 marks in Bihar board 12exam can I take take admission in nit through jee main..????

  19. Ranjeet says:

    I got 322 no.in 12th biharboard exam I can I take admission in nit through jee mains

  20. Dhananjay says:

    Sir i have one letter spelling mistake in my name on my jee form as my name in adhaar card is different from sslc marks card so please help me to solve this

    • Mohit Negi says:

      you can make changes in your name as per 10th certificate. also you can visit the Aadhar centre for correction and update your Aadhar enrollment no in the JEE portal.

    • Mohit Negi says:

      you can make changes in your name as per 10th certificate. also you can visit the Aadhar centre for correction and update your Aadhar enrollment no. in the JEE portal.

  21. Bala muralii says:

    I didn’t receive my exam Centre and exam date for paper2 mains after my correction. Even in the acknowledgement page I didn’t get it. Why??

  22. Mansoor says:

    I forget to fill my JEE form because of my grandfathers death.
    Is there any way to fill my form.
    Plz help me.

  23. Nikhil Thakur says:

    Date of main exa JEE to be extended due to CBSE 10+2 ema.

  24. Haqnawaz says:

    Can anyone who have got 65% in 12th get a chance in IITs NITs if he has good score in JEE mains.

  25. Akash says:

    Can I change my exam test center for jee mains 2018.

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