Joint Entrance Exam Main [JEE Main]

JEE MAIN 2018

Exam Date : 3rd April 2018 To 10th April 2018
Result Date : 27th April 2018

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Application form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern for Joint Entrance Examination 2018:

JEE Main 2018:

  • In 2012, the government-run Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that earlier conducted the AIEEE, announced this common examination that replaced the AIEEE and IIT JEE.
  • JEE Main is an Objective Based Engineering Entrance Examination conducted for admission in various engineering colleges and courses all over the country.
  • JEE is regarded internationally as one of the most challenging engineering admission tests to date.
  • It is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

The JEE Examination consists of two parts:

  • JEE Main
  • JEE Advanced

Those candidates who have cleared the JEE Main examination are eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced examination. This is a National Level Examination and is conducted every year in the month of April. Every year more than 12,00,000 students appear for JEE examinations. The Application Form for JEE Main exam is available on the Official Website.


Participating colleges for JEE Main 2018:

The Institutes participating in JEE Main include:

  • National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
  • Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
  • Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs)
  • ISM (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad

JEE Main is considered as one of the marking scales for admissions to Engineering courses in various colleges in all the states of India except for Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. The applicants who have passed or are appearing for their Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number, provided, they should select the city of examination in these states only.


Important details of JEE Main:

Exam Name

Joint Entrance Examination

Commonly known as

JEE Main

Exam Standards

National Level

Conducting Body

CBSE

Course Offered

Multiple streams in Engineering


Aadhar Card: New Norms and Rules (As per CBSE Board)

"The use of Aadhaar for the candidates of JEE (Main) 2018 will result in providing accuracy to the candidates' details. This will also help in ascertaining identities of the candidates at the examination centres in a convenient and hassle free manner.
Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one's identity."

CBSE has decided to use Aadhaar Card for the candidates of JEE (Main) 2018, and hereby notifies the following:

  • Candidates, who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in the online Application Form for JEE Main 2018 for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.
  • Candidates not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are hereby required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
  • In order to facilitate such candidates who are not having Aadhaar, the CBSE has specially set up facilitation centres in each city of examination for the purpose of Aadhaar enrolment. The candidates can approach such facilitation centres who will not charge any amount from any applicant for Aadhaar enrolment. The list of the facilitation centre is available on (www.jeemain.nic.in). These candidates who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar should enter 14 digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID (including slash) printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of filling online application form for JEE Main 2018.
  • In case Aadhaar enrolment facility is not available at the facilitation centres, the candidates should submit a request for Aadhaar enrolment. The facilitation centre will issue a registration number to such candidates. This registration number should be entered by the candidates at the time of filling online application form for JEE Main 2018.

Note: The above provisions shall be applicable in all states except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya.

JEE MAIN 2018 Important Dates

  • Application Process: The JEE Main 2018 Examination Application Process will start and the Application Forms will be available on the JEE Main Official Website from the 1st December 2017, until the 16th January 2018 
  • Payment for the Application: The payment for the examination can be done using either a Credit/Debit card or through an E-Challan provided by JEE to the end of the Application Process. After successfully submitting the application online, the candidates can download Admit Card, which will be available on the website on March 10th 2018. The examination for  JEE Main (paper-based) will commence on April 03rd 2018.
  • Corrections on Application Form: Candidates who wish to make corrections to their Application Forms to JEE Main 2018 can avail the services till the 4th of February.
  • Examination Dates: JEE Main (pen-paper based) will commence on the 3rd April 2018, however, the JEE Main 2018 Computer Based Test (CBT) will be conducted on the 9th of April 2018 and on the 10th April 2018. The candidate can check the Official Website of JEE Main 2018 on 27th April 2018  for their scores. However, the All India Rank (AIR) list for JEE Main 2018 will be released later on the 27th April 2018 
  • The Release of Answer Keys: The answer keys and OMR sheets for JEE Main will be released on the 18th of April 2018 until the 22nd of April 2018.
  • Error in Scorecard: For the applicants who's JEE Main 2018 scorecard contains marking errors, the JEE Main 2018 examination board will accept the challenge of Answer Keys from the 18th of April 2018 until the 22nd of April 2018.

JEE MAIN 2018 Eligibility

Age Limit for JEE Main:

  • The DOB of the candidates will be considered as one of the Eligibility Criteria's set forward for JEE Main 2018 by the Secondary Education Board.
  • The candidates classified under General/OBC category will be considered eligible for JEE Main if the candidate was born on or after the 1st of October 1992.
  • Similarly, the candidate classified under SC/ST category will be considered eligible for JEE Main if the candidate was born on or after the 1st of October 1987.

Qualifying Exam for JEE Main:

  • The Candidates who have passed their 12th class or qualifying exam in 2016 or 2017 are eligible for JEE Main 2018 under the Education Eligibility Criteria, provided they have secured the minimum marks in their qualifying examination with PCM (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) as their main subjects.
  • Also, the candidates who are currently appearing for their class 12th or qualifying exam in 2018 are also eligible for applying to JEE Main.
  • However, the candidates who appeared for the class 12th examination in 2015, but failed to clear are not eligible to apply for the JEE Main 2018 examination.

Marks Required for JEE Main:

  • The General/OBC category students should gain a minimum of 40% and the SC/ST category students should gain a minimum of 45% in their class 12th or equivalent qualifying exam to be considered eligible for JEE Main 2018 Examination.
  • However, the candidates opting for JEE Main from General/OBC category must score 75% and the candidates from SC/ST category must score 65% accordingly in their class 12 examination to be eligible for admissions to IITs, NITs, IIITs & GFTIs through JEE Main.

JEE MAIN 2018 Application Process

Official Website of JEE Main:

  • The students have to visit the Official Website of the JEE Main 2018 examination to start their application process.

Application Form to JEE Main:

  • The Application Process for JEE Main 2018 is done online only.

  • Candidates are requested to scan his/her passport size photograph in white background with no borders.

  • The image should be clear enough to avoid blurring of the image while printing out the application form of JEE Main 2018. The image should be in colour as well.

  • The Candidate should also take a scanned copy of his Signature and Thumbprint in white background, making sure the image is clear enough to avoid blurring later on.

  • They have to be scanned and uploaded in .jpg/.jpeg format only at the end of the JEE Main Application Form.

Usage of Photographs in JEE Main Application Form:

  • After filling in the Application Form for JEE Main 2018 with the required details of the candidate according to his/her current official data, candidates will have to upload the scanned images of his/her Passport size photograph, Scanned Signature and Thumbprint at this stage.

  • Candidates should keep in mind that once the JEE Main Application Form has been submitted, no changes can be made further.

  • The registration will be completed only when the images have been uploaded successfully since these images will be used further for the JEE Main Application Form as well as on the JEE Main Admit Card of the candidate.

Payment of Application Fees to JEE Main:

  • After the JEE Main registration is completed, you will be redirected to a secure payment gateway.

  • The candidate should pay the JEE Main Application Form fee online or offline to finish the Application Form to JEE Main. 

  • The candidate shall pay using Credit/Debit Card or by Net Banking if they are opting to pay the JEE Main Application Form fee online. 

  • The candidates opting to pay offline will be provided with an E-Challan (candidates will have to take a printout and submit it at the mentioned Bank).

  • Candidates are advised to take a Printout of the Payment/Acknowledgement slip as a proof of payment of JEE Main Application Form Fees.

After successfully completing the payment for the Application Form of JEE Main 2018 the candidates can now log out. 

JEE MAIN 2018 Application Form Details

Application Form for JEE Main:

  • Application Form to each Exam: JEE Main 2018 examination Application Form fee varies for the Computer Based Exam and the Pen Paper Based Exam.
  • Examination Fee: The JEE Main 2018 examination fees for Pen and Paper Based exam (India) ranges from INR 500 to INR 1,800 and the JEE Main 2018 examination fees for Computer Based exam (India) ranges from INR 300 to INR 1400.
    However, do note that this amount varies based on the Category, Gender and the number of Exam Papers the candidate is appearing for in JEE Main.

Similarly, the JEE Main Application Form Fees for candidates from Foreign Country for Paper Based and Computer Based examinations in JEE Main ranges from INR 1,250 to INR 3,800.

JEE MAIN 2018 Admit Card

Availing the Admit Card:

  • The Conducting Authority of JEE Main 2018 will release the Admit Card for JEE Main 2018 in the month of March the candidates can visit the Official Website of JEE Main 2018 login and download the JEE Main Admit Card.
  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of the JEE Main Admit Card as they have to present it to the invigilator on the day of JEE Main.

Admit Card to JEE Main:

  • The Admit Card to JEE Main 2018 is the most important document, that must be carried by the candidate while appearing for the JEE Main 2018 examination.
  • The JEE main Admit Card contains all the information of the particular candidate like the candidate's name, address, photo, signature, thumbprint and instructions to be followed on the day of JEE Main examination.
  • Along with the Admit Card to JEE Main, the Candidates are advised to carry a valid ID Proof and a Photograph during the day of the examination.

Candidates are advised to keep their JEE Main Admit Card safe until the day of the examination.

JEE MAIN 2018 Exam Pattern

Number of Papers in JEE Main:

The JEE Main 2018 Examination is a collection of two papers:

  • Paper 1 consists of B.E/B.Tech Programmes
  • Paper 2 consists of B.Arch/B.Planning programmes, Candidates can select their paper of choice, however, do note that the Exam Pattern varies for each paper.

Mode of JEE Main Exam:

  • Candidates applying for B.E/B.Tech programmes will have a choice of opting whether an Online based examination or a Paper-pen for JEE Main.
  • The JEE Main exam will contain 90 Questions of MCQ type and a maximum of 360 marks, where +4 are added to every correct answer and -1 for every wrong answer.
  • The candidates will have a time limit of 3 hours allotted.
  • The subjects to be covered for Paper 1 of JEE Main are Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics where each subject carries 30 questions and 120 marks.
  • However, the language medium for the JEE Main Question Paper can be opted by the Candidate from a choice of either English, Hindi or other languages based on the location of the exam centre for both Paper 01 and Paper 02.
  • However, note that this has to be specified while filling up the JEE Main Application Form, and it cannot be changed at a later stage.

Marking Scheme for JEE Main:

  • Candidates applying for B.Arch/B.Planning programmes note that this is an offline exam only.
  • JEE Main will contain 82 Questions of MCQ type and 2 drawing questions carrying 35 marks each and a maximum of 360 marks, where +4 for a correct answer, -1 for every wrong one (drawing marks calculated based on the quality of answer given by the candidate) having a duration of 3 hours.
  • The subjects to be covered for Paper 02 of JEE Main are Aptitude, Drawing and Mathematics. Where Mathematics and Aptitude Test carry 30 and 50 questions each respectively.
  • Here the former is for a total of 120 marks and the latter is for a total of 200 marks in JEE Main.
  • The Drawing section of JEE contains 2 questions where each question carries 35 marks, making a total of 70.

Restricted items at the JEE Main 2018 Examination Hall:

  • Mobile Phones
  • Calculators
  • Log Table
  • Preparation Books
  • Notebooks

Important Points for students with Physical Disability:

  • They should fill in the type and percentages of disability appropriately during the filling up of their JEE Main application for 2018.
  • Candidates with 40% or more disability will be provided with a Scribe/Reader on request from the candidate attempting for JEE Main.
  • Candidate can choose his/her own scribe/reader or can submit a request to the Centre Superintendent for JEE Main.
  • One hour compensatory/extra time will also be allowed to the candidates with 40% or more disability irrespective of the fact that the candidate is availing the facility of a scribe/reader while the JEE Main Exam.

JEE MAIN 2018 Syllabus

Paper 1 to JEE Main:

  • The JEE Main 2018 Examination Paper 1 contains important topics covered in class 11th and 12th.

  • The JEE Main 2018 examination consists of two sections, Section A having the Theory part with 80% weightage while Section B contains Practical Components with 20% weightage.

  • Candidates attempting for JEE Main are advised to prepare well for the topics they have been taught in class 11th and 12th for the Subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Paper 2 to JEE Main:

  • The JEE Main 2018 Examination Paper 2 contains Aptitude Test, where the candidate(s) will be tested for his/her ability to visualise three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings, Analytical reasoning, Mental Ability and such.

JEE MAIN 2018 Results

Availability of Results:

  • The Results of JEE Main 2018 get released late in the month of 27th April 2018. Candidates can go to the official website of JEE Main 2018 and check out their Results under the JEE Main Results tab by entering their Roll Number and DOB, candidates are advised to download the score card since it is a mandatory document for the JEE Main Counselling Process.

Counselling Process:

  • Candidates can also find out whether they have qualified for the Counselling Process for JEE Main 2018 or not.
    Do note that the students who have obtained qualifying marks in JEE Main 2018 are the only ones eligible for the further counselling process.

JEE Advanced:

  • Candidates who have cleared their JEE Mains will be deemed eligible to apply for JEE Advanced.

JEE MAIN 2018 Counselling

Basics about Counselling for JEE Main: The Counselling Process is applicable only to the students who have successfully cleared the JEE Main 2018 examination. The JEE Main Counselling process commences from #3rd June 2018 and is conducted online. The JEE Main Counselling Process is managed by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JOSAA).

Candidates participating in the JEE Main Counselling Process can apply to all participating colleges except the IIT's and ISM.

Candidates are advised to carry a set of documents mentioned below for the Counselling Process of JEE Main:

  • Provisional Seat Allotment Letter of the JEE Main 2018
  • JEE Main Admit Card
  • JEE Main Scorecard
  • Birth Certificate
  • Class 12 mark sheet
  • A Photo ID (Aadhar card)
  • The printout of Seat Acceptance Payment for JEE Main
  • Category Certificate (If applicable)

Registration to Counselling for JEE Main: The Counselling Process for JEE Main is a brief process where the candidate's documents are verified and the appropriate Universities are chosen. Candidates applicable for counselling will have to log in on the JEE Main 2018 Official Website (http://jeemain.nic.in/jeemainapp/root/loginpage.aspx) using their Roll number, a JOSAA registration form will appear.
Candidates are advised to read the instructions provided carefully and proceed further. After filling the Application Form for JEE Main Counselling with appropriate information, have a thorough check on the entered details and then confirm your registration.

Seat Allotments through JEE Main: After successfully registering, the candidates are asked to select the Institute Type, Institute Name, and their preferred Academic Programme. 
Candidates are advised to be very careful while choice locking the options, as they cannot be re-changed. Students are allotted to the colleges on the basis of Reservation Norms, Choice Filling and Vacant Seats.
Students will receive an SMS/Email from the JEE Main Board, in regards to the seat allotment letter from JOSAAA a few days after submitting the application, candidates are advised to have the seat allotment letter in hand once they receive it.

Application Fees to Counselling through JEE Main: Candidates will have to pay the Acceptance Fees to confirm the seat allotment, this payment can be done using a Credit/Debit Card or by Net Banking. Candidates should download the fee payment slip for future purposes.
Once all the procedures are done, the candidate will receive a provisional admission letter at the end of the Counselling Process of JEE Main.

Colleges which accept [JEE MAIN]

Suzzan Btec, batch of 2017
19 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • JEE MAIN examination score is taken into consideration for admission at Aligarh College of Engineering and Technology
Ravi B.E (Civil), batch of 2017
19 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • The eligibility criteria to get into Engineering College Tuwa is to pass class 12
  • JEE MAIN examination score is taken into consideration for admission
  • Admission process is based on merit

WANT TO GET IN

Abhay B.Tech (Computer), batch of 2020
19 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • The eligibility criteria to get into Amity University is to pass class 12
  • JEE MAIN examination score is taken into consideration for admission
Soham B.Tech (Civil), batch of 2020
19 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • The eligibility criteria to get into Konark Institute of Science and Technology is to pass class 12
  • JEE MAIN examination score is taken into consideration for admission on campus
Aditi B.Tech (Computer), batch of 2016
19 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • The eligibility criteria to get into DPG Institute of Technology and Management is to pass class 12
  • JEE MAIN examination score is taken into consideration for admission on campus
NALLABATI B.Sc (Chemistry), batch of 2019
18 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • To pursue the admission in bachelor's degree at ADC,55% of minimum marks should obtain in intermediate or any other relevant courses.
  • I have got 95%of marks in the intermediate level. Based on intermediate, I have written 2 national level examinations-NDA, JEE MAIN MAINS.
  • In JEE MAIN mains the open category cut off is 70 NDA has` not announced any type of results until now
Ankush B.Tech (Information Technology), batch of 2020
17 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • The eligibility criteria to get into International Institute of Information Technology is to pass class 12
  • JEE MAIN examination score is taken into consideration for admission
Anupam B.Tech, batch of 2020
17 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • JEE MAIN examination score is taken into consideration for admission at Manikya Lal Verma Govt College

WANT TO GET IN

Anand B.E (Mechanical) engineering , batch of 2017
16 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  •  The following are the main criteria to apply to Parul University.
  • Eligibility is 12th and must have given the IIT-JEE MAIN mains with GUJCET exams.
  • A minimum score of 35 is required at the JEE MAIN and an aggregate if 58% in 12th
Anmol B.Tech (Computer), batch of 2016
15 Jun 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process:
  • IIT-JEE MAIN mains is the entrance exam.
  • JEE MAIN mains was the exam opted by me.
  • The cut off is 60% at the board exams for which i scored 91%.