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Updated on - Dec 11th, 2017 | 06:57 PM by Ramachandiran
Introduction: JEE Main formerly called the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), is an examination organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) India. The examination originally known as the AIEEE was renamed as Joint Entrance Examination Main. The examination results (rankings) are published on an all-India basis and on the state basis.
Purpose: Candidates seeking admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the top engineering institutions in India are supposed to take up the JEE Main 2018.
Authority: The Honorable High Court of Delhi alone has the jurisdiction to settle and decide all matters and disputes related to JEE Main 2018 as JEE Apex Board located at CBSE Delhi is organizing the JEE Main 2018 examination.
Participating Institutes: For granting admissions to the undergraduate engineering courses, NITs, IIITs, other Centrally funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions shall include the performance in the XIIth standard/equivalent qualifying Examination and in the Joint Entrance Examination, JEE Main.
New participating states: The candidates seeking admission to the institutions in the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha which were earlier admitting candidates based on their State Level Examination, are advised to fill in the JEE Main 2018 application form online as these states are now participating in the JEE Main.
Overview Of JEE Main 2018 Examination
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Subjects Covered in JEE Main 2018
Paper 1: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry
Paper 2: Mathematics, Aptitude, Drawing
Courses Under JEE Main 2018
Multiple streams in Engineering and Architecture
JEE Main 2018 Latest NEWS:
JEE Main Official Notification
JEE Main 2018 Applications form going to start from December 1, 2017
JEE Main Exam schedule:
On 8th April JEE MAIN 2018 Offline test will be conducted.Online test will be conducted on 15th and 16th April.
JEE Main 2018 Notification likely to be announced soon, sources share tentative dates.
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Mode of Application: Candidates have to apply online for JEE Main 2018 examination and also upload their photograph and signature. There is no printed application form available.
Candidates should ensure that they are filling the genuine application form which is available online on the official website of JEE (Main).
The candidate must ensure his/her eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE (Main), JEE (Advanced) and participating State Institutions (as applicable).
Aadhar Card: The use of Aadhar card for the candidates of JEE (Main) 2018 will result in the accuracy of the candidates' details. Aadhar card obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one's identity.
Candidates from J&K, Assam & Meghalaya: The candidates who have passed or are appearing in 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.
Application form: Candidates can start filling the application form for JEE Main 2018 from 1st December 2017.
The issue of Admit card: The Admit card of JEE Main 2018 can be downloaded by the candidates from 10th March 2018.
Date of Examination: The JEE Main 2018 examination will be held on 8th April 2018 for both the papers.
To know more about important dates click here.
Age Limit: In order to satisfy the eligibility criteria for age, candidates must be born on or after October 01, 1993.
Minimum Qualification: Candidates who have passed their XIIth standard examination or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 or 2017 and those who are appearing in 2018 for the same are eligible for JEE MAIN 2018.
Number of Attempts: The number of attempts for JEE Main shall be limited to three per candidate, in consecutive years.
The JEE main 2018 syllabus is broadly categorized as:
Paper 1: JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 will be comprised of questions from subjects: Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.
Paper 2: JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 will be comprised of questions from subjects: Mathematics, General Aptitude, and Drawing skills.
JEE (Main) 2018 Exam paper shall have two papers:
Candidates may take Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.), or Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.), or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to.
The Paper-1: JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 will be conducted for 360 marks comprising of 90 MCQ's and (B.E./B. Tech.) of JEE Main 2018 will be conducted in two separate modes i.e. Offline (Pen and Paper Based Examination) and Online (Computer Based Examination).
The Paper-2: JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 will be conducted for 390 marks comprising of 80 MCQ's and 2 drawing sections and (B. Arch./B. Planning.) of JEE Main 2018 will be conducted only in Pen and Paper based examination mode.
Mode: Candidates can apply for JEE Main 2018 exclusively online on the official site of JEE Main 2018.
Mode of Payment: The JEE Main 2018 application fees payment can either be made online or by cash deposition against challans at specified banks.
How to Download: The candidates will have to submit their application number, date of birth and security pin to download JEE MAIN 2018 admit card.
Who can Download: Only registered and eligible candidates will be able to log in and download their admit card for JEE Main 2018.
Official website: The JEE Main 2018 results will be declared on JEE Main official website.
To know more about JEE Main 2018 Results, click here.
Mode: The JEE MAIN 2018 centralized counselling will be conducted online.
Counselling Date: JEE MAIN 2018 counselling will commence from 25th June 2018.
Conducting Authority: The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) is the responsible authority for the counselling and seat allotment of JEE Main 2018.
Please check the JEE MAIN 2018 Admit Card carefully for your Name, Paper, Date of Birth, Gender, Test Centre Name, City, State Code of Eligibility and Category. In case of any discrepancy, communicate to JEE Main Secretariat immediately for necessary action.
A candidate who does not possess the JEE MAIN 2018 Admit Card issued by the Board shall not be permitted for the examination under any circumstances by the Centre Superintendent.
Candidates are advised to reach the JEE MAIN exam center venue at least 2½ hours before the examination so as to complete the frisking and registration formalities well before the time. The registration desk will be closed 05 minutes prior to the examination.
A seat indicating JEE MAIN 2018 roll number will be allocated to each candidate. Candidate should find out and occupy their allotted seat only.
The candidate should ensure that the JEE MAIN 2018 question paper received is as per his/her choice of medium.
Candidate will not be allowed to carry any reference book and baggage inside the JEE MAIN 2018 Examination Centre.
Except the JEE MAIN 2018 Admit Card and identity proof candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, Calculators, Docu Pen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written material, bits of papers, mobile phone, pager or any other device inside the Examination Room/Hall.
Smoking and eating, Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks are not allowed to be taken into the JEE MAIN 2018 examination rooms during examination hours.
The Ball Pens will be supplied to the candidates in the JEE MAIN 2018 examination hall so they should not bring any type of Pen/Ball Pens with them.
The candidates must sign on the JEE MAIN 2018 Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place.
Candidates should maintain silence.
Any conversation, gesture or disturbance in the JEE MAIN 2018 Examination Room/Hall shall be deemed as misconduct.
Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, Calculators, Docu Pen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written material, bits of papers, mobile phone, pager or any other device, except the JEE MAIN 2018 Admit Card inside the Examination Room/Hall.
If any candidate is found in possession of any of the above items, his/her candidature will be treated as unfair means and his/her current JEE MAIN 2018 examination will be canceled & he/she will also be debarred from future examination(s) & the equipment will be seized.
If a candidate is found using any unfair means or impersonating, his/her candidature shall be cancelled and he/she will be liable to be debarred from taking JEE MAIN 2018 examination either permanently or for a specified period, according to the nature of the offense.
The candidate shall not remove any pages from the JEE Main 2018 Test-Booklet in a Pen and Paper Based Examination and if he/she is found to have removed any page from his/her JEE Main 2018 Test Booklet then he/she will be presumed to have used unfair means and shall be liable for criminal action.
After the commencement of the JEE MAIN examination, no candidate under any circumstance will be allowed to enter the Examination Centre.
The Application Process for the JEE Main 2018 examination will start and on the JEE Main Official Website.
The Application Forms will be available from the 1st December 2017 until the 1st January 2018.
JEE Main (pen-paper based) examination will commence on the 8th April 2018, however, the JEE Main 2018.
Computer Based Test (CBT) will be conducted on 8th April 2018 and on the 16th April 2018.
The candidate can check the Official Website of JEE Main 2018 on 30th April 2018 for their scores. However, the All India Rank (AIR) list for JEE Main 2018 will be issued later on the 30th April 2018.
Age Limit for JEE Main 2018:
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 from General/OBC category will be considered eligible for JEE Main if the candidate was born on or after the 1st of October 1993.
Similarly, the candidates from 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 2018:
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 2016, but failed to clear are not eligible to apply for the JEE Main 2018 examination.
Marks Required for JEE Main 2018:
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% in their class 12 examination to be eligible for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs & CFTIs through JEE Main.
The Application Process for JEE Main 2018 can only be done online.
Candidates are requested to scan their 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 color as well.
Candidates should also take a scanned copy of their Signature and thumbprint in white background, making sure the image is clear enough to avoid blurring after it is printed.
Images should be scanned and uploaded in .jpg/.jpeg format only.
Candidates should keep in mind that once the JEE Main 2018 Application Form has been submitted, changes cannot be made any 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
The candidate should pay the JEE Main Application Form fee online or offline to finish the Application Form to JEE Main.
Candidate can make changes only in the selected fields.
JEE Main 2018 examination Application Form fee varies for the Computer Based Exam and the Pen Paper Based Exam.
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.
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.
The candidates cannot alter the JEE Main 2018 application form once it has been submitted.
All the fields in application form of JEE MAIN 2018 to be filled in compulsorily.
Aadhar number is compulsory and it will be used for your personal verification of the candidate in JEE Main 2018.
The Conducting Authority of JEE Main 2018 will release the Admit Card for JEE Main on 10th March 2018.
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.
The JEE Main 2018 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 admission counselling process.
Candidates should not laminate the admit card because the signature of the supervisor is needed on the admit card.
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.
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,
Each correct answer carries 4 marks and 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.
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.
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.
JEE Main will contain 82 Questions of MCQ type and 2 drawing questions carrying 35 marks each and a maximum of 360 marks.
Every correct answer carried 4 marks and 1 mark is deducted for a wrong one (drawing marks calculated based on the quality of answer given by the candidate).
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.
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.
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 theory part with 80% content while Section B contains Practical Components with 20% content.
Candidates attempting for JEE Main are advised to prepare well for the topics they have been taught in class 11 and class 12 Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
The JEE Main 2018 Examination Paper 2 contains Aptitude Test, where the candidates will be tested for their ability to visualize three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings, Analytical Reasoning, Mental Ability.
Log tables, calculators or any devices will not be allowed in JEE Main 2018 exam center.
The Results of JEE Main 2018 gets released by 30th April 2018.
Candidates can also find out whether they have qualified for the Counselling Process for JEE Main 2018 or not.
Note: Candidates who have obtained qualifying marks in JEE Main 2018 are the only ones eligible for the further counseling process.
Candidates who have cleared their JEE Mains will be deemed eligible to apply for JEE Advanced.
Steps to check JEE Main 2018 result:
Step 1: Click on the JEE Main 2018 result link.
Step 2: Enter your JEE Main 2018 roll number and date of birth.
Step 3: Click on “Submit” button.
Step 4: Your JEE Main 2018 result will be generated on screen.
Step 5: Download the Result and retain it till the admission.
The Counselling Process is applicable only for candidates who have successfully cleared the JEE Main 2018 examination.
The JEE Main Counselling process commences from 25th 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.
Documents to be carried for counselling process:
Provisional Seat Allotment Letter of the JEE Main 2018
JEE Main Admit Card
JEE Main Scorecard
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 applying for counselling will have to log in to the JEE Main 2018 Official Website 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 will receive a seat allotment letter, which they have to retain a copy.
Application Fees for JEE Main 2018 Counselling:
After the seat allotment process, candidates are supposed to pay the fees, and retain a copy of the payment slip.m
Once all the procedures are done, the candidate will receive a provisional admission letter at the end of the Counselling Process of JEE Main.
Minimum 10th and 12th with 80% and above and those candidates who have applied for JEE MAIN will get admitted into the college.
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NATA and 12th board score were taken into consideration for setting up the state rank. I got in with merit ranking of 88. I took the NATA and even wrote the JEE MAIN exam to get into a good college as of now I'm studying in. The cut off for NATA was 80.
To be eligible, the student should pass in 10+2 with minimum 60%. The student should attempt JEE MAIN exam for the admission. Typical cutoffs are minimum 200000 all India rank.
1.candidate must have secured at least 75 percent or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th examination by the respective boards.("I got 80 percent which means I got 980 marks out of 1000")
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The eligibility criteria is, minimum academic qualification for admission and the candidate must have passed in the final examination of class 12. It should be 12.2 in GATE and in JEE MAIN there should be 3.160 and above.
Selection of application based on previous academic reports IIT JEE MAIN (2012)passed and appeared for Pondicherry University, Hyderabad university and madras university entrance exams 85%.
● I Admitted to AP EAMCET entrance exam after completion of the intermediate with a pass percentage of 96.5%. ● I have written APRJC after 10^th, JEE MAIN after INTERMEDIATE, ●I didn't take any typical cutoffs in my course.