Do’s and Don'ts for JEE Main 2018
Bachan Thakur, 06 Apr 2018, #JEE Main

As most of the aspirants are busy in giving final touches to their JEE Main 2018 preparation, there are some other aspects which are crucial too. Amidst other aspects, one of the critical aspect for aspiring candidates to know is – do’s and don’ts for JEE Main 2018. In other words, what to do and what to avoid before the exam and during the exam. While the hearts of the candidates may be flooded with mixed emotions, some basic rules and guidelines need to be followed to make the test a pleasant experience. Ranging from pen and pencil to clothes, from gadgets to watches, candidates must know what is allowed inside the exam hall and what is not. To ensure that your test experience be a smooth one, Careers360 highlights here some of guidelines which candidates must adhere to.

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  • JEE Main Paper 1 in Offline Mode will be held on April 8, 2018, from 9:30 a.m to12:30 p.m.

  • JEE Main Paper 2 in Offline Mode will be conducted on April 8, 2018, from 2 pm to 5 pm.

  • JEE Main 2018 Paper I in Online Mode will be held on April 15 & 16, 2018, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

  • JEE Main 2018 Paper II in Online Mode will be conducted on April 15 & 16, 2018, from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Do it with decorum!

  • Keep calm, as that’s the basic mantra you must follow. Getting panic will not help you, rather it’s dangerous to your health as well as for your exam.

  • While taking the test, do maintain silence and just focus on your question paper. This will save time for you.

  • Don’t distract & don’t get distracted by entertaining any gestures or do not engage in any sort of conversation with anyone. Once caught by the examiner, you may be disqualified.

  • Do not carry any type of unfair means to the examination hall. Once found with anything, you are definitely out of the examination hall as ‘disqualified’. Carrying anything might lead to cancellation of your candidature permanently or for a stipulated time period.

  • Do not forget to carry your JEE Main Admit Card 2018 to the examination hall. You can not enter the exam hall without possessing the admit card.

Don’t be a rule breaker!

  • Don’t be late, rather reach the meeting venue well in advance. The reporting time for candidates is 7 am as the examination hall will open two and a half hours before the exam commences. This extra time is for frisking the candidates with metal detectors. Reaching late could be a huge loss for you, as you may miss some the exam instructions announced in the examination hall.

  • Avoid last minute study, as thins will just build tension in your mind. You must feel relaxed.

  • Don’t compare your preparation with others. Each one may have prepared for the test differently, using different strategies.

  • Don’t carry any gadgets or items to the exam centre like calculator, pen, slide rules, log tables, electronic watches, any printed or written piece of paper, mobile phones, pager or any other device.

  • You must only carry JEE Main 2018 Admit Card to the examination hall.

  • Beware not to eat or smoke in the examination hall or take any eatables along with you. It’s not the right place to do so.

Do’s & Don'ts for JEE Main 2018 Paper-1



  • Do reach on time because no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall under any circumstances, after the exam commences.

  • Carefully read all the instructions written on the question paper.

  • Use only Black Ball Pen provided by CBSE for filling the particulars on the Test-Booklet, Answer Sheet & Attendance Sheet.

  • Do not forget to write your roll number on the answer sheet correctly.

  • Also, write the test booklet code and answer sheet number on the attendance sheet correctly.

  • It’s your duty to ensure that all the details on the attendance sheet must be correct and signatures are done at the prescribed place/column.

  • Carefully go through all the instructions for marking, mentioned on Side-1 of the answer sheet.

  • You must ensure that the code printed on the Answer Sheet and Test Booklet is the same. In case of any discrepancy, immediately inform the invigilator and get it replaced.

  • Cross check the number of total pages in the Test Booklet. It must contain the as much pages as written on the top of the sheet. In case of any difference, immediately inform the invigilator.

  • Do verify the serial number and series of the Test Booklet with the serial number and series of OMR sheet. In case of discrepancy, inform the invigilator.

  • You have to produce your admit card whenever demanded by the invigilator. So, keep it safe with you throughout.

  • Do not forget to sign the Attendance Sheet at the appropriate place.

  • You also have to imprint your left hand thumb impression in the space provided in the Attendance Sheet.

  • Follow the signals given by the invigilator at the beginning of the examination, at half-time and before the closing of the exam.

  • Attempt the easy questions/section first and the tough ones later.

  • Do carry the copy of PwD certificate in the prescribed format issued by the Competent Authority, if you claim relaxation under PwD category.


  • Don’t carry any material in the examination hall, not even pen. It will be provided there only.

  • Don’t rush while reading the instructions on the question paper. Read them slowly and carefully.

  • Don’t mark more than one answer options in the OMR Sheet. It won’t be considered and you will loose marks.

  • Don't fold or make any stray marks on the answer sheet.

  • Don’t use pencil while marking answers. Pencil-marked answer sheets will not be entertained.

  • Don’t remove papers from the Test-Booklet. This action will be presumed to have followed unfair means and will be considered as a criminal act.

  • Don’t waste your time on questions you don’t know, either don’t spend too much time on one question.

  • Don't move out of the examination hall, even if you have completed the exam. Wait till the exam time gets over.

Do’s & Don'ts for JEE Main 2018 Paper-2



Most of the Do’s for Paper 2 are same as for Paper 1. The ones which are different for Paper 2 are mentioned below:

Do attempt the paper calmly.

Bring your own geometry box set, pencils, erasers and colour pencils or crayons for aptitude test in Architecture.

Carry a cardboard or a clip board to avoid the difficulty of taking the architecture paper. Make sure nothing is written over the cardboard.


The Don’ts for Paper 2 and Paper 1 are same.

Bringing these do’s and don’t for you is a small effort of Careers360 to ensure that your exam taking experience is smooth and you can just focus on giving your best in the test. Thus, read these instructions carefully and stay calm. Also, do remember that this is a golden opportunity for you while you take the national level engineering entrance test. So, make it the best for you!

Keep Calm and create your own history by giving it the best shot!

All the best!

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