Thursday , March 22 2018

JEE Main 2018: Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Dates, Preparation, Syllabus

JEE Main Overview

JEE Main 2018 logoConducted by CBSE for admission to B.E./B.Tech & B.Arch courses JEE Main 2018 is a popular engineering entrance exam in India.

All the major engineering colleges across India consider JEE Main as criteria for the admission. Candidates are admitted to NITs, CFTIs and other engineering institutions depending on their rank.

Only students having Physics, Chemistry and Maths are eligible for JEE Main it is also the eligibility test for JEE Advanced which offers admission to IITs & ISM.

For the student wanting to have a career in engineering, JEE Main should be their topmost priority.

In this section, you will find everything your need to know regarding JEE Main 2018 such as Application form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Exam Dates, Exam Preparation, Syllabus.


Correction for JEE Main 2018 Application has been started from 9th January 2018.

Stay tuned for more updates….

JEE Main 2018 Exam Dates

Based on last year dates, here we are providing tentative 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 of Correcting Images8th December 2017
Closing Date of Online Application Form1st January 2018
Last Date of Fee Payment2nd January 2018
Opening of 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 for Paper I30th April 2018
Declaration of Result for Paper II31st May 2018

JEE Main 2018 Important Changes

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 2018 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria is laid down by CBSE. Eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2018 specify class 12 marks, the age limit of the applicant, and the maximum number of attempts. Moreover, r subject combination in the qualifying examination is specified.

CriteriaEligibility for appearing in JEE (Main) – 2018
AgeDate of birth must be on or after October 1, 1993; (relaxed by 5 years for SC, ST, PWD)
Marks in qualifying examinationFor admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, one needs to have at least 75% marks in class 12 exam; or be in top 20 percentile in respective board
Subject combinationNumber of subjects in class 12th exam must be at least five (5)
Number of attemptsThree (3) attempts
Year of passing Qualifying examinationStudent must have either passed class 12 / qualifying exam in the year 2015 or 2016 or is appearing in 2018

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

Paper 1 (BE / B.Tech):

  • 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 a 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 the case of the wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.

Paper 1 has the objective type questions with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.


Paper 2 (B.Arch./B.Planning):

  • 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 the case of the wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.

Paper 2 has objective type questions for Mathematics (Part I) and Aptitude Test (Part II). Questions to test drawing aptitude are asked for Drawing Test (Part III)

Part I – Mathematics30120
Part II – Aptitude Test50200
Part III – Drawing270
Please note that Paper 1 will be held in offline and online modes, both. Whereas Paper 2 will be held only offline.

JEE Main 2018 Application Form

The students are advised to read the information brochure thoroughly before submitting the application form of JEE Main 2018 it will provide all the detail regarding how to apply, application fee & payment mode. Following are the details about JEE Main application form:

  • 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 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.

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 the change in exam mode from PBT to CBT, the city of examination, change in paper-2 to paper-1.
Candidate can make changes only in the selected fields.

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus

Since the JEE Main 2018 is comprised of two parts i.e Paper 1 and Paper 2, therefore the syllabus is also unique for each part.

For Paper 1 the syllabus is chapters covering physics, chemistry and mathematics from class 11 and 12 standards of various boards like CBSE, ICSE, etc.

For Paper-2 syllabus, the syllabus is chapters covering Mathematics, aptitude test and drawing. The detailed syllabus will be released by the CBSE in near future.

Preparation Tips for JEE Mains 2018

Get some beneficial tips for scoring well in JEE Main examination:

  • Make a proper time schedule for preparations.
  • Go through your complete syllabus.
  • Clear you basic concepts from class 11 and class 12.
  • Have a good command over NCERT books, it 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.
  • Concern your coaching tutors and school teachers.
  • Get best books and study material.
  • Do not take the stress and keep yourself healthy.

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

Before announcing the result, the answer key & images of response sheets (OMR) of paper-1 and paper-2 will be published by CBSE 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
  • CBSE will declare the result of JEE Main in the last week of April 2018 on their website.
  • The result will indicate actual scores and rank secured in the entrance examination.
  • It is only after the JEE 2018 Main results are announced the student will be able to decide whether they qualify for JEE Advance or not.
  • Admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFTIs and other colleges will be based on the All India Rank (AIR).

JEE Main Cut-Off
  • Only the students securing the cut-off marks will be eligible for the JEE Advance.
  • The announcement of JEE Main 2018 cut-off will be after the completion of the exam. Although the students can check the cut-off of previous year examinations.
  • JEE Main cut-off  in the academic year 2016-2017, is as follows:
    • Gen category – 105
    • OBC – 70
    • SC – 50
    • ST – 44

JEE Mains Counseling 2018
  • It is mandatory for the students to participate in counseling and seat allocation process.
  • JoSAA/CSAB are the authorities which conduct the centralized counseling for admission to NITs/IITs/IIITs and CFTIs.
  • Admission will be offered to the candidates based on AIR and choices filled by them.
  • Many other state colleges across India also considers admissions through JEE Main. For these colleges, students are advised to apply separately in state counseling.

You might like: Advice from Toppers that will Help you Crack JEE Mains & Advance 2018

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  1. HBTU KANPUR kolej mein pravesh paane ke lie jee mains mai mujhe kya rank lani chahiye ?

  2. Engineering – Digree vs Diploma . Which one is better and why ?

    • First of all you have to understand the difference between a degree and diploma.Diplomas are similar to associate’s degree programs but they take less time because they doesn’t include general education courses which are present there in the degrees to support a more rounded education.Earning a degree opens up more potential doors to a student than a certificate or diploma. Many careers require that the applicant has earned at least a bachelor’s degree; several career options require more than this.

  3. one more question paper trail-2017.

  4. It’s last round cutoff was 3000 approx. So, u have to score above 240

  5. harshvardhan Joshi

    bee-aark aspirates ko dijaining par kala sah soch aadhaarit avadhaaranaon ka nirmaan karana chaahie tha
    yadi aap phir dikhaee denge

  6. How much rank or marks should i score in Jee Main to get cs into NIT Tiruchirappalli ?

  7. how many mark in jee main paper 2 for b.arch addmission ?

  8. what is the scheduled exam date of 2018.

  9. can u tell about the total number of government seates available.

  10. Do I need to apply to the participating colleges at the time of JEE Main Registration?

  11. Bhanu Pratap Singh

    Jee Mains and Jee Advance ke salybus m diffrence kya hai or dono paper mai kitna gap hota hai ?

  12. Which book can I prefer for JEE Main Paper 2?

  13. I will clear my Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 2018. Can I apply for JEE Main 2018?

  14. Engineering- Degree vs Diploma.Which one is better and why?

  15. I need tip to crack JEE Mains for the first time ?

  16. This is my third attempt of JEE Main. Can I apply next year too?

  17. Can you suggest the top JEE Main coaching institute’s in Delhi and MP ?

  18. I am from Assam and I don’t have aadhaar number and passport. Which number should I enter as my identification number?

  19. I am from Nepal. Can I apply for JEE main?

  20. My transaction failed while paying the application fee. What can be done?

  21. what is the 12 percentage critria for jee mains for B.arch exam ?

  22. How many days gap is given for JEE Advanced after JEE Mains exam?

  23. Sir, I am from West bangal and I passed class 12th last year with 70%. Am I eligible for JEE Mains and can I get admission in NIT?

  24. i want to change my category . Can I edit my category in JEE Main Application Form?

  25. I have made a mistake in uploading photo in the application form. How can I edit it?

  26. I am preparing for NATA 2018 as well as JEE Main 2018 for B. Arch. What is the difference between in both the syllabi and the preparations?

  27. I have applied as general in JEE Mains but my father told me that he has OBC certificate. so how can I modify my application details?

  28. Engineering- Diploma vs Degree .Which one is better and why?

  29. Which are the important topics in (PCM) on which we have to focus more?

  30. How many days gap is given for JEE Advance after Jee Mains ?

  31. I am from Madhya Pradesh . What are the other engineering entrance exams that I can appear apart from JEE Main 2018?

  32. what is difference between JEE Main Syllabus and JEE Main Advanced Syllabus?

  33. The information is very useful. Keep going…

  34. Meri sister abhi class 12 mai pdati h or use minimum kitne marks chahiye jisse vo jee mains ka paper k liye qualify krske or I belong to OBC category so uske kya benifit milenge fee or marks k liye please btaiyee

  35. Please tell me about full syllabus of jee mains and full fees ?

  36. This year i will complete my 12th
    After this i am thinking I will fill Jew mains application form .
    Ya mujhe coaching join krni chahiye fir exam application form fill krna chahiye
    And I don’t know which type papers come in Jew mains exam so
    Plese tell me where I see sample paper in examgyani eebsite ?

  37. Really helpful article, I am very happy and satisfied for you article. Any thing you provide here which need is student of jee mains
    Thank you

  38. How many times one student apply jee mains form?

  39. If I have done my 12th in GuJarat. So after this is want to do fill Jee mains application form in Delhi
    I can do that or not.? And I more thing my English grammar is not perfect so iska kitna frak jee mains ki study m pdega?

  40. How many colleges of jee mains in MP and Delhi?

  41. Jee Mains ki application form fill krne or challan sbka pura process smjha de please

  42. Sir meri sabse badi problem English language ki hai
    Or mai Jee Mains ke liye apply krna chahta hu. Mai bhut baar kosis kr chuka hu apni english achi krni k PR m pd leta hu but smjh or bol ni pata to m is problem KO kese thik kru or jee mains ki tyari kese suru kru ye mujhe bta do

  43. Sir I want to know how many times we can apply for the exam, I have applied 2 times
    So please tell me
    Can I apply for more . and I am belong to General category.

  44. How much totally fee for general category student in this hole course?

  45. What is complete syllabus to jee mains.. How much time i papered full syllabus. Any idea?

  46. I would like to know how can I download the admit card to examgyani.

  47. My son is class 11th. So sir tell me
    Jee Mains ki tyari after 12th kraye Yaa with 12th
    I mean I ask you how much difficult jee mains exam comes. 12th and entrance exam preparation do both same time or not.

  48. I am student of class 12.. Main 2018 mai Jee mains ke liye apply kr skti hu? And I want to ask something how is can start his preparation. Please give me any suggestions.
    Which book i read. Which writer books is the best
    Jisse easily preparation ho ske?

  49. I am student of class 12.. Main 2018 mai Jee mains ke liye apply kr skti hu? And I want to ask something how is can start his preparation. Please give me any suggestions.
    Which book i read. Which writer books is the best
    Jisse easily preparation ho ske?

  50. What is level of exam in 2018 of JEE ?

  51. sir i am student of pcm in 12th . sir how much difficult to me if i go to way of any engineering entrance exams ?

  52. I have not written the name and date on my passport size photograph attached to JEE mains application form ??

  53. I am student of class 12th . i am confused to my career . please give any Tips and please tell me How to try entrance exam . how can i crack exam short turm ?

  54. Sir my biggest Problem is my english language . sir how can i prepared these tpye of examination . i want to do JEE . So please give me any suggestion

  55. sir my query is i am a OBC so what a criteria of selection to me ? what i do beating this exam ?

  56. Very easy and helpful article . Thank you for this .

  57. How Get a seat in IIT Kharagpur ?

  58. Jee main online and iit madars humainility exam are same day . what do i do ?

  59. Sir now days i am studying in class 12th . after 12th how i can prepare for this exam . ?

  60. Really helpful article, thank you

  61. I have a little brother who is preparing for this exam but he do not have adhar card yet, is the adhar card mandatory for the exam?

  62. I would like to know how many times can someone apply for the exam, i have already applied 3 time can I apply for more, I am from OBC category please help.

  63. Sir, I would like to know how can I download the admit card from the website.

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