JEE Main 2018 - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct JEE Main 2018 on April 8 in the pen and paper mode. The computer based mode of JEE Main 2018 is expected to be held on April 14 and 15. JEE Main is a national level exam conducted for selecting candidates for admission to nearly 24,000 seats distributed among 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 GFTIs. However, admission at IITs is done on the basis of JEE Advanced score which can be taken by only those candidates who qualify JEE Main 2018. Many state government as well as private technical colleges accept JEE Main score for admission to B.Tech/B.E. and B. Arch programmes. Candidates who have passed or are studying in class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as their main subjects are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2018. The online application of JEE Main 2018 will begin in December. Candidates, except those from Assam, Meghalaya and J&K, have to mention their Aadhaar details while registering for the exam. Read here the details of JEE Main 2018 related to application procedure, eligibility, exam pattern, admit card, cut off, result and selection criteria, etc.
JEE Main is one of the most sought after B. Tech/B.E. and B.Arch/B.Plan entrance exam of India which is attempted by more than 10 lakh candidates. Last year, 11, 86,454 candidates registered for the exam. Among the total 9,56,716 candidates registered for JEE Main Pen and Paper exam while 1,65,635 for the computer based exam or online test.
|JEE Main Particulars||Details|
|Name of Exam||Joint Entrance Examination|
|Commonly Known as||JEE Main|
|Conducting Authority||Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)|
|Mode of Exam||Pen and Paper and Computer (Offline & Online)|
|JEE Main 2018 Papers||Paper 1: B.Tech/B.E
Paper 2: B.Arch./B.Plan
|JEE 2018 Exam Date||April 8, 2018 Pen and Paper based exam|
|Expected: April 14 & 15, 2018 Online Exam (Computer based)|
|JEE Main Exam Centres||113 (104 centres in India and 9 in abroad)|
|Duration of Exam||3 hours
Paper 1: Exam Time 09:30 am to 12:30 pm
Paper 2: Exam Time 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm
JEE Main Exam Pattern
|Paper 1 Total Questions: 90||Paper 2
Total Questions: 82
Aptitude Test 50
Drawing Test 2
|JEE Main Result Date||Fourthweek of April 2018 for Paper 1
Fourth Week of May 2018 for Paper 2
|JEE Main 2018 Counselling (To be conducted by JoSAA)||June to August 2018|
JEE Main Seats
|IITs 11,000 (through JEE Advanced)
GFTIs 3, 784
CBSE has announced the exam date of JEE Main 2018. According to notification, paper and pen based JEE Main 2018 exam is scheduled to be held on April 8. The online exam of JEE Main 2018 is expected to be held on April 14 & 15. The application form of JEE Main 2018 will likely to begin in first week of December and it can be filled online till third week of January. Currently CBSE has released only the exam date of JEE Main 2018. In the meantime, candidates can check dates related to various events of JEE Main 2018 such as commencement of online registration, availability of admit card, exam date, result etc. from the table given below. The dates will be updated as and when JEE Main 2018 notification will be released.
|S.No.||JEE Main 2018 Events||Important dates|
|1.||JEE Main application form available from||First week of December 2017|
|2.||Last date to submit JEE Main application form||Third week of January 2018|
|3.||Correction in JEE Main 2018 application form||Fourth week of January 2018|
|4.||JEE Main admit card releases on||Third week of March 2018|
|5.||JEE Main 2018 pen and paper based exam||April 8, 2018|
|6.||JEE Main 2018 computer based exam||April 14 or 15, 2018 (expected)|
|7.||Display of JEE OMR sheet and answer key||Third week of April 2018|
|8.||JEE Main 2018 result (Paper 1)||Fourth week of April 2018|
|9.||JEE Main 2018 result (Paper 2)||Fourth week of May 2018|
|10.||Registration for JEE Main counselling (Conducted by JoSAA)||Third week of June 2018|
Candidates must fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria while applying for JEE Main 2018. Candidates are advised to read the eligibility of JEE Main 2018 so that they can they know age criteria, qualifications and marks required in qualifying exam. The detail information related to JEE Main 2018 eligibility is given below.
Nationality required for JEE Main 2018
Indian/OCI/PIO/ Foreign candidates can appear for the exam
Age limit for JEE Main 2018
Upper age-limit for JEE Main 2018
Year of appearance in qualifying examination (QE) i.e. 10+2/HSC
Number of subjects required in class for appearing in JEE Main 2018
JEE Main Number of attempts
Is Aadhaar card required for JEE Main 2018?
The Aadhaar card number is necessary to apply for JEE Main 2018. This requirement was introduced and executed from 2017. However, the Aadhaar number requirement has been waived off for candidates belonging to Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya.
JEE Main application form will be available online from the first week of December 2017. JEE Main application form 2018 involves five basic steps such as registration, filling details in the form, uploading of scanned images, application fee payment and print out of acknowledgement slip. Before filling JEE Main 2018 application form, candidates must be ready with all the required details and scanned images. Check the five-stage procedure for JEE Main application form below:
Every year, lakhs of engineering aspirants register for JEE Main. In 2017, the total number of applicants was around 12 lakhs. The highest number of applicants was witnessed in 2014. Candidates can check JEE Main registration trend for the past six years from the table and graph given below:
Number of JEE Applicants in Previous Years
|S.No.||Year||Total number of Applicants (In Lakhs)|
The graph below provides the total number of JEE Main Applicants in the last 6 years.
As per the rules laid by the Government of India, a certain number of seats are reserved for candidates belonging to OBC- NCL, SC, ST and PwD, in various institutes based on relaxed criteria. Candidates can check category wise JEE Main seat reservation from the table given below:
JEE Main 2018 Reservation of Seats
|S.No.||Category||JEE Main Seats Reservation|
|4.||PwD (40% or more disability)||3%|
JEE Main 2018 will be conducted in around 104 cities across India and 9 foreign cities. Candidates have to opt for JEE Main exam city as per their convenience while filling the application form. Candidates appearing in the offline mode will be allowed to choose four exam cities while for the computer-based test candidates have to choose only one city. The address of JEE Main exam centre 2018 allotted to students will be mentioned in the hall ticket. Check the total number of exam cities zone wise from the table given below:
JEE Main 2018 Exam Cities
|S.No.||Name of zone||Number of exam cities|
The exam pattern of JEE Main 2018 consist details about the overall structure of the entrance test. As per JEE Main exam pattern, paper 1 will be held in pen and paper based mode as well as computer-based test mode. While JEE Main paper 2 will be conducted only in the offline mode. The total duration allotted for each JEE Main paper is 3 hours. JEE Main 2018 exam pattern detail such as question type, number of questions, total marks etc. for both the papers can be checked from the table given below:
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018 - Paper 1
|S.No.||Particulars||JEE Main 2018 Paper Pattern|
|2.||Subjects||Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics|
|3.||Question Type||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|4.||Number of Questions||90|
|6.||Marking Scheme||4 marks for every correct response and 1 mark deduction for each incorrect response|
JEE Main Exam Pattern- Paper 2
|S.No.||Particulars||JEE Main Paper Pattern|
|2.||Subjects||Mathematics, Aptitude test, Drawing test|
|3.||Question Type||Mathematics & Aptitude Test- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Drawing- Questions to test drawing skills
|4.||Number of Questions||82|
|6.||Marking Scheme||Mathematics & Aptitude Test- 4 marks for every correct response and 1 mark deduction for each incorrect response.Drawing- Marks will be allotted based on drawing skill|
The syllabus of JEE Main list important topics that candidates must study for the exam. JEE Main syllabus is prescribed by CBSE and the curriculum is based on class 11 and 12 standards. The syllabus for JEE Main paper 1 comprises topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. JEE Main syllabus for paper 2 consists Mathematics and topics to test candidates aptitude and drawing skills. Candidates must be thorough with JEE Main 2018 syllabus as the question paper will be framed based on the prescribed topics.
Candidates preparing for JEE Main 2018 must practice question papers of previous years to analyse their preparation level. The question papers will help candidates to get an insight into the questions that might be asked in entrance exam. With regular practice, students can improve their weak areas and it will boost up their confidence as well. Therefore, every aspirants are advised to solve previous years question papers or JEE Main sample papers to prepare more effectively for the entrance examination.
As JEE Main is one of the most sought entrance exams for engineering aspirants, it is important to plan out a strategy to prepare for the exam. According to last years JEE Main topper, Kalpit Veerval, hard work, focus and having confidence in oneself are the key factors to ace JEE Main. Here are some important strategy for JEE Main preparation:
JEE Main admit card is likely to be issued in the third week of March. CBSE will release the admit card only for those candidates who have successfully registered for JEE Main 2018. To download admit card of JEE Main 2018, candidates have to log in with their application number and date of birth. The JEE Main admit card 2018 will contain the following important information:
The mock test of JEE Main 2018 is expected to be made available by CBSE in the 3rd week of December. Candidates appearing for JEE Main in the Computer-Based mode must take the mock test to get familiar with the test pattern. Also, after every test, the aspirants must analyse their answers to check their preparation level.
The answer key of JEE Main 2018 will be released by various coaching institutes such as Aakash, FIITJEE, Resonance, Career Point etc. after the completion of the exam. The answer key will help candidates to crosscheck their response and predict the score that they might obtain in the entrance examination. The JEE Main official answer key will be released by CBSE along with the OMR sheet tentatively in the third week of April 2018. Candidate can also challenge the official answer key within the given period of time.
The result of JEE Main will be declared separately for paper 1 and paper 2. JEE Main paper 1 result will be announced in the last week of April 2018. Whereas the result of JEE Main for paper 2 will be released in the last week of May 2018. The result for both the papers will be available online and no hard copy will be sent to the test takers. Along with the subject wise and overall score, the result will also display candidates JEE Main All India Rank (AIR) andtheir category rank. Candidates must note that the JEE Main 2018 All India Rank will be used by JoSAA for admissions while other ranks are for information purpose only.
CBSE will release thecutoff of JEE Main 2018 alongwith the result. JEE Main cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to obtain tobe eligible for JEE Advanced. However, obtaining the minimum cutoff marks does not always guarantee a chance to get shortlisted for JEE Advanced. Another set of JEE Main 2018 cutoff in the form of opening and closing rank will be published by JoSAA based on whichseats will be allotted.
Previous Year JEE Main Cutoff Trend
JEE Main is conducted for admission into various undergraduate engineering institutes affiliated with it. The participating institutes of JEE Main 2017 include 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), 23 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and 20 Government Funded Technical Institutions (GFTIs). There are many other institutes as well as states like Gujarat, Haryana, Nagaland, Uttarakhand etc. that fill their seats through JEE Main score/rank list.
The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is the responsible authority for conducting the counselling of JEE Main. JEE Main counselling will be held in seven rounds on the basis of opening and closing rank declared by the respective institutes. Candidates who have qualified JEE Main and secured a rank have to apply separately to participate in the counselling of JoSAA and select their choices of institutes and courses as per their preference.
The seat allotment of JEE Main 2018 will be conducted online by JoSAA. After registration and choice filling, candidates have to appear in two mock seat allotment in order to lock in their best choices. After each round of JEE Main counselling, candidates will be allotted seats based on their rank, choice preferences and availability of seats. JEE Main seat allotment result along with the seat vacancy report for each round will be declared online. To confirm a seat, candidates should visit their respective reporting centres for document verification and pay the requisite fee.
JEE Main Result 2018 - The result of JEE Main 2018 will be announced online by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for all candidates who have appeared in the examination. JEE Main result 2018 for paper 1 (B.E./ B.Tech) and paper 2 (B.Arch./B.Plan.) will be released separately. JEE Main 2018 result for paper 1 will be declared in the last week of April 2018 followed by JEE Main result 2018 for paper 2 in second... Read more
JEE Main Admit Card 2018 - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to release JEE Main admit card 2018 in the second week of March. The admit card of JEE Main 2018 will be available online and to download it candidates have to log in with their application number and date of birth. CBSE will not dispatch any hard copy of JEE Main admit card to the students. The admit card of JEE Main will bear the... Read more
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JEE Main Important Dates 2018 - The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the date for JEE Main 2018 offline exam. The pen and paper-based test of JEE Main will be held on April 8, 2018. JEE Main important dates 2018 related to the availability of application form, admit card, computer-based test date, answer key, result etc. will be disclosed soon by CBSE. Online registration for all... Read more
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced the date for the offline examination of JEE Main 2018. As per the notification, the pen and paper test will be held on 8 April, 2018. While the dates for the JEE Main computer-based test has not been announced yet, it is expected to be held around 14-15 April 2018, as it is usually held one week after the offline exam. JEE Main 2018 paper I (B.E./ B.Tech) will be... Read more
JEE Main registration 2018 - CBSE to start online registration for JEE Main 2018 in the first week of December 2017. Candidates who want to appear in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains have to register for the examination. JEE Main is a national level exam conducted for admission to B.E/ B.Tech and B.Arch./B.Planning programmes offered in IIITs, NITs, and CFITs as well as other government and private... Read more
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JEE Main Sample Papers 2018 - The sample papers of JEE Main has been designed for students to prepare more effectively for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main), which is conducted by CBSE. The questions included in the sample papers are similar to that of the actual exam and aspirants can use them to practice for JEE Main 2018. The sample papers of JEE Main 2018 are either based on previous years' question papers... Read more
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JEE Main Answer Key 2018 - The answer key of JEE Main 2018 for both paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech) and paper 2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) will be available online after the examination. Candidates can download both the official and unofficial JEE Main solution key 2018. Coaching institutes like Allen Kota, Rao IIT, Career Point, Aakash, Resonance etc. release the unofficial JEE Main 2018 answer key soon after the exam is over. The answer... Read more
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JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2018 - The eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2018 is defined by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). JEE Main eligibility criteria 2018 enlist the requirements that candidates need to fulfil for appearing in the entrance test. Eligibility criteria of JEE Main include age limit, qualification, number of attempts etc. It is mandatory for candidates to have passed class XII... Read more
JEE Main Syllabus 2018 - The syllabus of JEE Main is prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The first step towards the preparation for Joint Entrance Examination is to be familiar with JEE Main syllabus. JEE Main syllabus 2018 is based on class XI and XII syllabus. There are two papers in JEE Main, Paper 1 for admission into B.E/B.Tech and paper 2 for admission into B.Arch./B.Plan. As per the... Read more
JEE Main Participating Colleges 2018 - The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, conducted by CBSE facilitates admission to over 90 public and private participating institutes of JEE Main. The list of JEE Main participating colleges 2018 includes 23 Indian Institutions of Technology (IITs), 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), 23 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and 20 Government Funded... Read more
JEE Main Latest Updates 2018: The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main – JEE Main 2018 will be conducted by CBSE for admission to around 24,323 seats in the 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 GFTIs in India. Apart from these institutes, top 2,24,000 JEE Main qualifiers will be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced for admission to the 23 IITs. JEE Main 2018 will be conducted in both pen and paper-based and computer-based... Read more
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JEE Main Notification 2018- The notification of JEE Main 2018 will be released in the fourth week of November by CBSE. JEE Main notification 2018 will consist details about the entrance examination such as eligibility criteria, requirements to fill application form and exam pattern among others. Changes in JEE 2018, if any, will be mentioned in the notification of JEE Main. CBSE has already announced the date for JEE Main... Read more