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The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is conducted to offer admissions to interested candidates in undergraduate engineering programmes at NITs (National Institutes of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) and other centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs) located across the country.JEE Main Paper-1 evaluates the aptitude of candidates who want to pursue BE/BTech at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. This exam is also the eligibility test for JEE advanced which is the entrance exam to secure admissions in programmes on offer by 16 IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM). The top 250,000 score holders in JEE Main are only eligible to apply for JEE Advanced exam.The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern for 2018 :1. There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination,2. For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.The States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system, however, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main)–2018 application form online. The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.Since there is no weightage of class 12th marks in calculation of ranks in JEE (Main) – 2018, so, the roll number of class 12th is not verified this year by the CBSE, however, the candidates have to show the mark sheet of class 12th (regular/improvement) with 75% marks at the reporting centres at the time of counselling/admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs. Further, the candidates who have been allotted rank in JEE (Main) – 2018 are advised to visit the website and for counselling and admission process in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs.The candidates may see the previous years’ result of JEE (Main) and AIEEE on the link by selecting the year of examination.ELIGIBILITY :The eligibility criteria of JEE Main is a set of norms defined by CBSE that candidates need to satisfy to appear for the entrance test. In case any student is found to be ineligible for JEE Main at any stage, the candidature will be cancelled. Therefore, before registering for the entrance examination candidates are advised to ensure that they satisfy the following eligibility criteria of JEE Main:

  • Date of Birth: Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1993 are eligible for JEE Main 2018. However, for SC, ST and PwD candidates, there is a relaxation of 5 years i.e. they must be born on or after October 01, 1988.
  • Academic Qualification: Candidates must have qualified class 12 or any other equivalent examination in the year 2016 or 2017. Students appearing for the qualifying examination in the year 2018 are also eligible.
    In the qualifying examination candidates must secure a minimum 75% in aggregate or be I the top 20 percentile. However, for candidates belonging to reserved category, the minimum qualifying percentage in the qualifying examination is 65%.
  • Subjects Combination in Qualifying Examination: Candidates must appear for a minimum number of five subjects in the qualifying examination.
  • Number of Attempts: Candidates can avail a maximum number of 3 attempts to appear in JEE Main.
  • Aadhaar Card Requirement: The Aadhaar card number issued by UIDAI is necessary to apply for JEE Main 2018. This requirement was introduced and executed from last year. However, the Aadhaar number requirement has been waived off for candidates belonging to Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya.

REGISTRATION :Applicants will have to fill the JEE Main application form online. There is no need to submit any documents to the authorities. Candidates have to first register by providing details such as their name, email ID, mobile number etc. They must also choose a username and password for their login ID, which must be kept safe for the entire duration of the JEE Main 2018 process till the admission is complete.APPLICATION FEES : EXAM DATES : The detailed information bulletin containing details of examination, syllabus, eligibility criteria to appear, examination fee, cities of examination, State code of eligibility, age relaxation, eligibility for admission, reservation policies and important dates will be available on JEE (Main) website in the first week of December 2017. The aspiring candidates are requested to download the information bulletin from above mentioned website only and read the same carefully before applying. The eligibility criteria for JEE (Main) & JEE (Advanced) are different. The candidates are requested to read the information bulletin carefully and ensure their eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced). The aspiring candidates have to apply online only through JEE (Main) website The online application process will start from 1st Week of December, 2017 onwards. The last date for application is 02nd January, 2018 and fee can be paid upto 03rd January 2018.EXAM PATTERN :The JEE Main 2018 Examination is divided into two parts: Paper 1 (for B.E. and B. Tech.) and Paper 2 (for B. Arch. & B. Planning). Paper 2 is conducted in offline mode. Please see the JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern as given below :a. Paper 1 (for B.E. and B. Tech.)b. Paper 2 (for B. Arch. & B. Planning)Important Guidelines :

  • Candidates appearing for the Pen & Paper mode must use only blue or black ball point pens only.
  • There is only one correct response for a question. More than one response(s) to any question is considered incorrect and marks are deducted accordingly.
  • Electronic gadgets are not allowed in the exam hall.

JEE Main SYLLABUS 2018 :The syllabus of JEE Main list out the important topics that candidates must cover 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 of topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics whereas for paper 2, candidates must study Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing. Candidates must be thorough with JEE Main 2018 syllabus as the question paper will be framed based on the topics given in the syllabus.

General and OBC (Boys) SC, ST, PWD and All Girls General and OBC (Boys) SC, ST, PWD and All Girls
For Exam Centres in India:
Paper 1 or 2 1000/- 500/- 500/- 250/-
Both Paper 1 and 2 1800/- 900/- 1300/- 650/-
Online Registration Starts 1st Week of December, 2017
Last Date for Submission of Application Form 3rd Week of December, 2017
Last Date for Payment of Application Fees through Credit or Debit Card 3rd Week of January, 2018
Last Date for Payment of Application Fees through E-Challan 3rd Week of January, 2018
Admit Card Availability 2nd Week of March, 2018
Offline JEE Main 2018 Exam – Paper 1 1st Week of April, 2018 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm)
Offline JEE Main 2018 Exam – Paper 2 1st Week of April, 2018 (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
Online JEE Main 2018 Exam 2nd Week of April 2018 (First Shift: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Second Shift: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm)
Answer Key and OMR Sheet Declaration 3rd Week of April, 2018
Acceptance of Challenge to Answer Keys 3rd Week of April, 2018 (Up till 5:00 pm at 1000/- per question)
Paper 1 – Result Declaration (Scores and AIR) 4th Week of April, 2018
Paper 2 – Result Declaration 4th Week of May, 2018
Subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Type of Questions Objective (MCQs)
Mode of Examination Online or Offline Mode
Exam Duration 3 hours
Number of Questions 90 (30 Qs from each subject)
Marking Scheme 4 marks awarded for each correct answer
Negative Marking ¼ marks deducted for each incorrect response
Subjects and Type of Questions Part 1 – Mathematics – Objective Type Questions

Part 2 – Aptitude Test – Objective Type Questions

Part 3 – Drawing Test – Questions to test a candidate’s drawing aptitude

Mode of Examination Offline Mode
Exam Duration 3 hours


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