Friday , August 18 2017

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

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


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 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.

SubjectQuestionsMarks
Physics30120
Chemistry30120
Mathematics30120
Total90360

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)

SubjectQuestionsMarks
Part I – Mathematics30120
Part II – Aptitude Test50200
Part III – Drawing270
Total82390
Please note that Paper 1 will be held in offline and online modes, both. Whereas Paper 2 will be held only offline.

JEE Main Application Form 2018

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 Counselling 2018

  • It is mandatory for the students to participate in counselling and seat allocation process.
  • JoSAA/CSAB are the authorities which conduct the centralised counselling 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 counselling.

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