JEE Main 2018

JEE MainJEE Main 2018 - CBSE has announced the offline exam date of JEE Main 2018. The entrance exam will be conducted on April 8, 2018 in pen paper based mode while the dates for the online test have not been released. JEE Main 2018 is the entrance test conducted for admissions to undergraduate engineering programmes into NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs. JEE Main is also the qualifying test for JEE Advanced which offers admission to IITs. Candidates will be allowed a total of three attempts for JEE Main. To apply for JEE Main 2018, candidates must have completed or are appearing for Class 12 exam. JEE Main 2018 application form will be available tentatively from the first week of December 2017. From the academic year 2017-18, having an Aadhaar Card number is mandatory for filling the application form. Every year, over 12 lakh candidates appear in this national level engineering entrance test. The admit card will be available for download from the second week of March tentatively. Candidates who have appeared for the examination can check JEE Main 2018 result tentatively in the last week of April. To know complete details about various events of JEE Main 2018 like eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, result, answer key, counselling and seat allotment, etc. go through the article below.

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JEE Main 2018 Overview



Exam Name

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main

Exam Conducting Authority

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Category of the Exam

Nation Level Undergraduate (UG) Exam

Examination Mode

Online and Offline

Duration of Examination

3 hours

Number of Applicants

Over 12 lakh

Purpose of the Exam

Qualifying test for admissions into IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTI

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total Marks


Total Number of Questions in Paper

90 Questions (30 Questions each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)

Marking Scheme

4 marks for each correct response/answer

For each incorrect response, -1 (Negative marking)

Selection Process

Admission through JoSAA counselling on the basis of the candidates All India Rank

What changed in JEE Main last year?

  • The eligibility criteria for admission to JEE Main participating institutes was changed. As per the new eligibility, in order to be considered for admissions, candidates must secure either 75% aggregate marks (General Category) and 65% percent (Reserved Category) in the qualifying examination or they have to be in top 20 percentile in their respective class 12th/equivalent qualifying examination board.

  • Weightage given to class 12th marks in calculating All India Ranks of candidates in JEE Main was scrapped.

  • Aadhaar Card number was made mandatory for filling JEE Main application form last year. However, candidates from the states of Assam, Meghalaya and J&K were excluded from this provision. In place of Aadhaar Number, candidates from these states had to enter their passport number, bank account number, ration card number or any other valid identity number (by the government) to get exam centre in these states only.

  • Number of candidates filtered for appearing in JEE Advanced from JEE Main was increased to 2,20,000 from 2,00,000.

JEE Main 2018 Important Dates


CBSE announces the JEE Main 2018 exam dates. Candidates can check all the important dates of JEE main 2018 in order to be completely aware of the schedule and all the events.


JEE Main Important Dates

S. No.




Start of Online Registration

First week of December 2017


Last Date for Submission of Application Form

Third week of January 2018


Last Date for Payment of Application Fees through  credit card/debit card or e-challan

Third week of January 2018


Admit Card availability

Second week of March 2018


JEE Main 2018 Offline Exam (Pen and paper based)

April 8, 2018


JEE Main 2018 Online Exam (Computer based)

April 14 or 15, 2018 (expected) 


Display of Answer Key and OMR Sheets

Third week of April 2018


Acceptance of Challenge of Answer Keys

Upto last week of April 2018


JEE Main 2018 Result

Last week of April 2018


Declaration of All India Ranks

Last week of April 2018


JEE Main 2018 Result for Paper 2

Last week of May 2018


Availability of Rank Card

Last week of May 2018

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria


Candidates aspiring to take JEE Main 2018 have to meet the eligibility criteria set by CBSE. JEE Main 2018 eligibility criteria include eligibility conditions related to age, qualifying exam, qualifying marks, number of subjects in the qualifying examination and number of attempts, etc. Before applying for the entrance exam, aspirants must go through the following eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2018.

  • Age Limit: The aspirants must be born on or after October 1, 1993 (or be 25 years old) to meet the eligibility criteria. In case of SC/ST/PwD candidates, the age criteria has been relaxed by 5 years. This means that candidates from these categories must be born on or after October 1, 1988 (or be 30 years of age).

  • Academic Requirements: Candidates must have qualified class 12th (or equivalent) examination in 2016 or 2017. Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam or class 12th or equivalent test in the year 2018 can also apply.

  • Qualifying Marks: General Category candidates need to have secured minimum 75% marks or should be in the top 20 percentile in their class 12th board or equivalent examination. Qualifying marks requirement for candidates belonging to SC/ST category is 65%.

  • Number of Subjects in Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have taken at least 5 subjects in 12th class or equivalent exam.

  • Aadhaar Card Number: All candidates should posses Aadhaar Card and a registered Aadhaar Card Number.

  • Number of Attempts: Aspirants can apply for JEE Main a total of 3 times. 

JEE Main Application Form 2018


CBSE will release the application form of JEE Main 2018 tentatively in the first week of December 2017 in online mode. Before filling the JEE Main 2018 application form, the candidates must keep ready with them their scanned photograph, signature and thumb impression which they have to upload while filling in the online application form. Apart from filling the personal and academic details, the candidates have to pay the application fee for JEE Main 2018 in offline and online mode.


Size/format of Photograph and Signature


File size


File Format


4 KB to 40 KB

3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (Height)



1 KB to 30 KB

3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (Height)


JEE Main 2018 Application Procedure


The application procedure of JEE Main 2018 includes the following stages:

  • JEE Main Online Registration: Candidates have to register themselves online and generate a password, which will be used for future reference.

  • Filling personal/educational details: Enter your details related to the qualifying examination, personal, communication, etc.

  • Uploading of Images: Upload scanned copies of your photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression in the prescribed format and size dimensions.

  • Application Fee Payment: Pay the application fee this stage via online mode or through e-challan. Submit the application form and generate Acknowledgement Page with Application Number.

  • Print out of Application Form: Download the acknowledgement page for future use and take printout of the submitted application form. 

JEE Main Application Fee


Paper (s) Appearing

Pen and Paper Based Exam

Computer Based Examination (Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech) only)






For Exam Centres in India


JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) or JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) only

Rs. 1000 (Boys)

Rs. 500 (Girls)

Rs. 500 (Boys)

Rs. 500 (Girls)

Rs. 500 (Boys)

Rs. 250 (Girls)

Rs. 250 (Boys)

Rs. 250 (Girls)


Both JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning)

Rs. 1800 (Boys)

Rs. 900 (Girls)

Rs. 900 (Boys)

Rs. 900 (Boys)

Rs. 1300 (Boys)

Rs. 650 (Girls)

Rs. 650 (Boys)

Rs. 650 (Girls)

For Exam Centres in Foreign Country


JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) or JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) only

Rs. 2500 (Boys)

Rs. 1250 (Girls)

Rs. 1250 (Boys)

Rs. 1250 (Girls)

Rs. 2500 (Boys)

Rs. 1250 (Girls)

Rs. 1250 (Boys)

Rs. 1250 (Girls)


Both JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning)

Rs. 3800 (Boys)

Rs. 1900 (Girls)

Rs. 1900 (Boys)

Rs. 1900 (Girls)

Rs. 3800 (Boys)

Rs. 1900 (Girls)

Rs. 1900 (Boys)

Rs. 1900 (Girls)

JEE Main registrations over the years (2012-17)


JEE Main 2018 Application Form Correction


CBSE will also release application correction facility for candidates to rectify the incorrect particulars filled in the JEE Main 2018 application form, which will be available after application submission. However, candidates can make corrections in limited particulars of the application form like uploaded images (signature and photograph), exam centre, etc. It's advised that candidates should not wait for making corrections on the last date, as there may occur some challenges. Also, candidates must fill the application form very carefully and avoid making mistakes while filling the application form.


JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018


It’s quite important for aspiring candidates to know about the exam pattern of JEE Main 2018 well in advance so that they can plan their preparation accordingly. JEE Main 2018 exam pattern includes details about marking scheme, nature of the questions, time duration to attempt the paper, mode of paper, medium of exam, etc.


Salient points of JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018

  • Course - JEE Main 2018 will have Paper I and Paper II. Candidates can take either of the two or both the papers. Paper I is for B.Tech while Paper II is held for admissions to B.Arch programme.

  • Types of Questions - The paper carries objective type or multiple choice questions (MCQs). Drawing test is subjective.

  • Language - The entrance test will be held in English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi and Gujarati languages.

  • Exam Mode - The entrance test is conducted in Online (computer based test) and Offline (Pen & Paper based test).

  • Exam Duration - The duration of both the papers is 3 hours each.
  • Marking Scheme - Total marks for JEE Main 2018 paper are 360 against total 90 questions. This means that each question carries a weightage of 4 marks. Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks each, while each incorrect answer carries negative marking (-1 or 1/4th marks will be deducted).

JEE Main Exam Pattern



No. of Questions

Max. Marks


















Aptitude Test



JEE Main 2018 Syllabus


The syllabus of JEE Main 2018 helps candidates in knowing the topics and chapters from where they must study in order to prepare for the engineering entrance test. JEE Main 2018 syllabus gives the candidates idea about the important topics they must invest time in studying, while it also helps the aspirants to understand what is not important to study.

  • JEE Main syllabus for paper-1 contains important topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) taught in class 11 and 12 standard of CBSE, ICSE and state boards.

  • JEE Main syllabus for Paper-2 comprises of Mathematics, aptitude test and drawing. 

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus for Paper 1




  • Dimensional Analysis

  • Current Electricity & Heat Transfer

  • Electromagnetic InductionGravitation & Electrostatics

  • Waves & Sound

  • Geometrical Optics

  • Thermodynamics

  • Kinetic Theory of Gases

  • Rotational Dynamics

  • Electromagnetic Waves

  • Electronic Devices

  • Atoms and Nuclei

  • communication system


  • Electrostatics

  • Magnetic effect of current

  • Electromagnetic Induction, etc

  • Chemical equilibrium in physical chemistry

  • Redox reactions,

  • Electrochemistry,

  • Thermodynamics

  • Carbonyl Compounds & their derivatives in organic chemistry and Coordination chemistry

  • Chemical bonding

  • Mole concept and the concept of equivalents

  • Qualitative analysis in inorganic chemistry complete as a topic, etc.


  • Quadratic equations and expressions

  • Circles and Family of Circles

  • Sequence and Series,

  • Probability

  • Complex numbers

  • Matrices

  • Parabola

  • Inverse Trigonometric Functions

  • Continuity and Differentiability

  • Application of derivatives

  • vectors

  • Hyperbola in coordinate geometry

  • Functions

  • Limits

  • Definite integral in calculus, etc.


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JEE Main Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q1. When is JEE Main 2018 expected to be conducted?

Ans: JEE Main 2018 will held in offline mode on April 8, while the dates for online mode are yet to be declared. 


Q2. What are the modes in which JEE Main 2018 will be held?

Ans: JEE Main 2018 will be conducted in online as well as offline mode.


Q3. If one enters incorrect information while filling in the application form of JEE Main 2018, can one correct the information later?

Ans: Yes you can. You should do within the time given for application correction. After the last date for application correction of JEE Main 2018, noone can make any changes.


Q4. If Aadhaar Card details or Enrolment number is entered incorrect in the application form, can I correct it?

Ans: Yes, you should update the details immediately by using the correction facility.


Q5. How can I pay JEE Main 2018 application fee?

Ans: You can pay the application fee through Credit Card/Debit Card/E-challan/Paytm and SBI Buddy.


JEE Main 2018 Admit Card


The Admit Card of JEE Main 2018 will be made available by the CBSE tentatively in the third week of March 2018. The JEE Main admit card 2018 will be available online for candidates who have successfully submitted their application form within the time frame. Candidates have to enter details like application number and date of birth to download the admit card of JEE Main.


Particulars on JEE Main 2018 Admit Card

  • Roll Number and Centre Number

  • Centre of examination and Date of Exam with timings

  • Candidate’s name and Father’s name

  • Address and Email ID

  • Mobile number

  • Course and Category

  • Application Number

  • Medium of the paper

  • Candidate’s gender

  • PwD status

  • State of eligibility

JEE Main 2018 Exam Centres


The exam centres of JEE Main 2018 are the venues where the engineering entrance examination will be conducted. Candidates have to choose 4 exam centres in order of their preference while filling the application form of JEE Main 2018. The final exam centre details will be provided by CBSE on the admit card of JEE Main 2018. In 2017, the exam conducting authority had conducted JEE Main across 113 exam centres in India and abroad, out of which 104 were in India, while 9 exam centres were outside India.


JEE Main Answer Key 2018


Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will release the answer key of JEE Main 2018 tentatively in the second/ third week of April. Along with the JEE Main 2018 answer key, the exam conducting authority also releases the recorded responses of the answer sheets of the candidates. Candidates are given the option of check/view/challenge the answer key of JEE Main 2018. Candidates can check the answer keys and compare their answers with the answer key. This gives them the idea how many marks will they score in the JEE main paper.


JEE Main 2018 Rank Predictor


The rank predictor of JEE Main 2018 is a unique tool developed by Careers360 wherein candidates can predict their ranks based on the inputs they enter in the tool to get their probable rank. The tool – JEE Main 2018 rank predictor makes use of details of the candidates like their score and performance in the entrance exam. Based on these inputs, the rank predictor gives the result in the form of a probable prediction of the candidates rank.


JEE Main Result 2018


The result of JEE Main 2018 will be made available by CBSE in online mode. JEE Main 2018 result for Paper I is expected to be out in the last week of April, while for Paper II, the result may be declared in the last week of May 2018. To check the JEE Main result 2018, the test takers have to enter their roll number and date of birth. The result gets the candidates their score in the test and the qualifying status for JEE Advanced 2018 for admissions to the IITs.


JEE Main 2018 Rank List


The rank list is the list which will reflect candidates All India Ranks and Category Ranks. The rank list of JEE Main 2018 is expected to be released along with the result. Earlier, the rank list of JEE Main was announced separately than the result, but since last year (as the role of class 12th marks for normalisation was done away with) the rank list has been declared along with the result. JEE Main rank list 2018 will be prepared on the basis of actual scores of the candidates in the engineering entrance test. The All India Ranks (AIRs) are used for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFTIs and others, while the category ranks are just for information sake. Candidates can download their JEE Main 2018 rank card after checking their result.


JEE Main 2017 Toppers



Rank (AIR)



Kalpit Veerwal




Vasu Jain




Ananay Agarwal




Vedant Raval




Vishwajeet Agarwal




Mohan Abhyas




Akshat Chugh




Shafil Maheen




Varun Teja Chaudhury




Anany Sharma




JEE Main Cutoff 2018


The cutoff of JEE Main 2018 determine the admission opportunities for the candidates. JEE Main 2018 cutoff will be released by CBSE along with the result. The cutoff of JEE Main 2018 is the minimum marks required by the test takers to score in order to be eligible for admissions. Candidates must note that no candidate will be eligible for admissions who secure marks lesser than JEE main cutoff 2018. Thus, candidates must either secure marks equal to cutoff or more than that. JEE Main 2018 cutoff is the minimum marks which show the qualifying status of the candidates for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. Further, the cutoff marks are also the qualifying marks for appearing in JEE Advanced 2018 for admissions to the IITs.


JEE Main Cutoff Trends (2013-2017)





































JEE Main College Predictor 2018


JEE Main 2018 College Predictor is a simple yet unique tool developed by Careers360 to help candidates finalize the colleges they want to seek admission in. Thus, if you are worried about which college you will get on the basis of score/marks, just try JEE Main College Predictor 2018. While using the college predictor of JEE Main 2018, the candidates have to just go to the tool and enter details like Date of Birth, Rank, Category, Home State and Preferred Branches. After entering these details, the tool will predict the highly probable colleges where the candidates can get admission in B.Tech programmes. 


JEE Main 2018 Counselling & Seat Allotment


The counselling of JEE Main 2018 will tentatively begin from the third week of June and will continue till the third week of July 2018. It must be noted that CBSE does not conduct the JEE Main 2018 counselling and seat allotment. JEE Main counselling and seat allotment 2018 will jointly be conducted by JoSAA, which also conducts seat allocation procedure for admission to IITs. The counselling and seat allotment process of JEE Main 2018 will be held online for admission to 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 CFTIs. Last year, JEE Main counselling and seat allotment was held in 7 rounds.


JEE Main Participating Institutes 2018


The participating institutes include engineering institutes/colleges that will offer admissions into B.Tech programmes to the JEE Main 2018 qualifying candidates. JEE Main 2018 participating institutes include 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 CFTIs. These institutes are the official participating institutes of JEE Main 2018, however, there are some state colleges and private institutes which offer admissions into B.Tech programmes based on candidates' score in the entrance exam. Engineering colleges in states like Haryana, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha will also offer admission to candidates on the basis of JEE Main 2018 scores.


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