JEE Main 2018

JEE MainJEE Main 2018 will tentatively be conducted in the first week of April 2018. The exact dates will be updated as soon as CBSE releases them. JEE Main 2018 is the entrance test for admissions into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. It’s also the first stage exam for admissions to IITs. Through JEE Main 2018, the qualifying candidates will be offered admissions to undergraduate engineering programmes across the participating institutes. In order to be considered eligible for B.Tech admissions through JEE Main 2018, the candidates need to have at least secured 75% marks in class XII (65% for SC/ST candidates) or be in the top 20 percentile in their respective state boards. From the academic year 2017-18, having an Aadhaar Card number is mandatory for filling up the application form of JEE Main. Thus, aspiring candidates who do not possess Aadhaar Card must get their Aadhaar Cards made so that there is no last moment confusion or rush for JEE Main 2018. Over 12 lakh candidates appear in this national level engineering entrance test every year. For complete details about various stages of JEE Main 2018 like the eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, result announcement, answer key, counselling and seat allotment, etc go through the article below.

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In 2017, the total number of registered candidates for JEE Main Pen and Paper exam was 10,15,349, while the total number of registered candidates for Computer based exam or online test was 1,83,640.

 

Quick Facts about JEE Main 2018:

Features

Specifications

Exam Name

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2018

Exam Conducting Authority

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Level of the entrance exam

National Level

Category of the Exam

Undergraduate (UG)

Mode of Exam

Online and Offline

Duration of Examination

3 hours

Paper I

B.Tech / B.E.

Paper II

B.Arch / B.Planning

Number of JEE Main 2018 applicants

Over 12 lakh

Purpose of the Exam

Qualifying examination for admissions into NITs, IIITs and GFTI.

Qualifying Test for JEE Advanced for admission into IITs

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Total Marks

360

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)

JEE Main Exam

First and second week of April 2018 in Offline and Online mode

Selection Process

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

JEE Main Important Dates 2018

 

The important dates of JEE Main 2018 are the dates related to various events associated with the national level engineering entrance test like availability of application form, admit card, exam date, result, counselling and seat allotment, etc. CBSE announces JEE Main important dates. Candidates must go through all the important dates of JEE main 2018 in order to be completely aware of the schedule and all the events.

 

JEE Main 2018 Important Dates

S. No.

Admission Events

Important Dates

1

Start of Online Registration

First week of December 2017

2

Last Date for Submission of Application Form

Third week of January 2018

3

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

Third week of January 2018

4

Admit Card availability

Second week of March 2018

5

JEE Main 2018 (Offline) Exam (Paper I)

First week of April 2018

6

JEE Main 2018 (Offline) Exam (Paper II)

First week of April 2018

7

JEE Main 2018 (Online) Examination

Second week of April 2018

8

Display of Answer Key and OMR Sheets

Third week of April 2018

9

Acceptance of Challenge of Answer Keys

Upto last week of April 2018

10

JEE Main 2018 Result

Last week of April 2018

11

Declaration of All India Ranks

Last week of April 2018

12

JEE Main 2018 Result for Paper 2

Last week of May 2018

13

Availability of Rank Card

Last week of May 2018

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2018

 

Candidates aspiring to take JEE Main 2018 have to meet the eligibility criteria set by CBSE, which is the exam conducting authority for the entrance exam. 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 JEE Main 2018, al aspirants must go through the following eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2018.

           

 

Age Limit: As per CBSE, 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. JEE Main 2018 application form will tentatively be available for all eligible candidates for over a month and a half. Before filling the application form of JEE Main 2018, 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 cum exam fee for JEE Main 2018 in offline and online mode.

 

Important: Before you start filling the application form, keep the scanned images of your photograph and signature ready.

 

Size/format of Photograph and Signature

Image

File size

Dimensions

File Format

Photograph

4 KB to 40 KB

3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (Height)

JPEG/JPG

Signature

1 KB to 30 KB

3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (Height)

JPEG/JPG

Procedure for JEE Main 2018 Application Form

 

The application procedure of JEE Main 2018 includesthe following stages,

 

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.

 

Application Fees of JEE Main 2018

 

S.No

Paper (s) Appearing

Pen and Paper Based Exam

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

 

General/OBC

SC/ST/PWD

General/OBC

SC/ST/PWD

For Exam Centres in India

1

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)

2

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

1

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)

2

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 Statistics of 2017

S.No.

 

Particulars

Total Candidates Registered for Paper I

Candidat-es Registered for Offline Exam

Candida-tes Registe-red for Online Exam

Candid-ates Appear-ed for Offline Exam

Candidat-es Appeared for Online Exam

Candidat-es qualified for JEE Advanced 2017

1

Boys

856897

719799

137098

 

692559

 

125249

 

175267

2

Girls

329554

282980

46574

264156

40385

46160

3

Transgender

3

2

1

1

1

_

 

Total

1186454

1002781

183673

956716

165635

221427

 

JEE Main Exam Centres 2018

 

The exam centres of JEE Main 2018 are the venues where the engineering entrance examination will be conducted. In 2017, the exam conducting authority had conducted JEE Main in 104 exam centres in India and 9 exam centres outside India. This means CBSE had conducted JEE Main across 113 exam centres in India and abroad. In 2016, JEE Main was conducted in 132 exam centres in India and abroad. Out of the total exam centres, 8 were outside India. CBSE will tentatively conduct JEE Main 2018 in offline and online mode.

 

List of some of the exam centres of JEE Main 2018

City Code

State

CITY

Mode of Exam.

Mode of Exam.

1

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Pen & Paper Based

Computer Based

2

Andhra Pradesh

Guntur

Pen & Paper Based

Computer Based

3

 

Tirupati

Pen & Paper Based

Computer Based

4

 

Vijayawada

Pen & Paper Based

Computer Based

5

 

Visakhapatnam

Pen & Paper Based

Computer Based

6

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

Pen & Paper Based

Computer Based

7

Assam

Guwahati

Pen & Paper Based

Computer Based

8

 

Silchar

Pen & Paper Based

Computer Based

9

Bihar

Gaya

Pen & Paper Based

Computer Based

10

 

Muzaffarpur

Pen & Paper Based

Computer Based

How to prepare for JEE Main 2018?

 

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 Exam pattern of JEE Main 2018

  • 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.

  • The test has objective type or multiple choice questions (MCQs).

  • JEE Main 2018 is expected to be held in English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi and Gujarati languages.

  • The entrance test is conducted in both modes – Online (computer based test) and Offline (Pen & Paper based test).

  • Total marks for JEE Main 2018 paper are 360 against total 90 questions. This means that each question carries a weightage of 4 marks. Correct answers will fetch 4 marks each, while each incorrect answer carries negative marking (-1 or 1/4th marks will be deducted).

JEE Main Syllabus 2018

 

The syllabus of JEE Main 2018 helps aspiring candidates in knowing the topics and chapters of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics 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 Sample Papers 2018

 

CBSE, the exam conducting authority releases the sample papers or question papers of the previous years for aspiring candidates to refer for the entrance test. Practising the sample papers of JEE Main 2018 is an important part of the preparation process for cracking the test. By practising JEE Main 2018 sample papers or model papers, the candidates come to know about the nature of the questions that come in JEE Main paper. They also get to know how to manage time and solve the paper within the given time frame. In other words, they learn time management as they keep on practising more and more model papers of JEE Main 2018.

 

Apart from CBSE, some coaching institutes also release some sample test papers for candidates to practise. CBSE will release the question papers or sample papers of JEE Main 2018 after the exam gets over. Meanwhile, candidates can check the sample papers of question papers of last year.

 

JEE Main Official Question Papers for Paper 1 (Previous Year):

JEE Main Admit Card 2018

 

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

 

Particulars on JEE Main 2018 Admit Card

  • Centre Number

  • Centre of examination

  • Candidate’s name

  • Father’s name

  • Address

  • Email ID

  • Mobile number

  • Course

  • Application Number

  • Date of Exam with timings

  • Medium of the paper

  • Candidate’s gender

  • PwD status

  • State of eligibility

  • Category

  • Roll Number

JEE Main Answer Key 2018

 

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will release the answer key of JEE Main 2018 tentatively in the third week of April 2018. Along with the answer key of JEE Main 2018, 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 key of JEE Main 2018 and compare their answers with the answer key which they have marked in the actual exam. This gives them the idea how many marks will they score in the JEE main 2018 paper.

 

JEE Main Rank Predictor 2018

 

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 JEE Main 2018. Based on these inputs, JEE Main rank predictor 2018 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 tentatively in the last week of April and last week of May 2018. JEE Main 2018 result for Paper I is expected to be out in the last week of April, while for Paper II of JEE main 2018, the result may be declared in the last week of May 2018. Candidates must note that the result of JEE Main 2018 is declared online wherein the test takers have to enter their JEE Main 2018 roll number and date of birth to get their result. The result of JEE Main 2018 gets the candidates their score in the test and the qualifying status for JEE Advanced 2018 for admissions to the IITs.

 

How to check JEE Main 2018 result?

  • Click on the JEE main 2018 result link

  • Enter your JEE Main 2018 roll number and date of birth

  • Click on “Submit” button

  • Your result of JEE Main 2018 will be in front of you

  • Download it and keep for future

JEE Main College Predictor 2018

 

JEE Main 2018 College Predictor is a simple yet unique tool developed by Careers360 to help candidates zero upon the colleges they want to seek admission in. Thus, if you are worried about which college you will get on the basis of JEE Main 2018 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, JEE Main 2018 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. 

 

By using JEE Main college predictor 2018, the candidates will get to know beforehand which all colleges they have possible chances of admission with different B.Tech branches.

 

JEE Main Rank List 2018

 

JEE Main 2018 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 of JEE Main 2018 as it was released in 2017. 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 2018 rank list 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, while the category ranks are just for information sake. Candidates can download their JEE Main 2018 rank card after checking their JEE Main result 2018 through the result link.

 

 

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 after the result announcement. 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 secured marks lesser than JEE main cutoff 2018. Thus, candidates must either secure marks equal to JEE main 2018 cutoff or more than that. JEE Main 2018 cutoff is the minimum marks which show the qualifying status of the JEE Main 2018 candidates for admission to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. Further, JEE Main cutoff marks 2018 are also the qualifying marks for appearing in JEE Advanced 2018 for admissions to the IITs.

 

JEE Main Cutoff (2013-2017):

S.No.

Category

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

1

General

81

100

105

115

113

2

OBC-NCL

49

70

70

74

70

3

SC

32

52

50

53

50

4

ST

27

48

44

47

45

JEE Main Cutoff 2016 for NITs:

JEE Main Cutoff 2016 for IIITs

JEE Main Cutoff 2016 for GFTIs

JEE Main Counselling & Seat Allotment 2018

 

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 counselling and seat allotment of JEE Main 2018. JEE Main 2018 counselling and seat allotment will jointly be conducted by JoSAA 2018, 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 GFTIs – the participating institutes of JEE Main 2018.

 

Last year, JEE Main counselling and seat allotment was held in 7 rounds, while in 2016 it was conducted in 6 rounds.

 

JEE Main Participating Institutes 2018

 

The participating institutes of JEE Main 2018 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 GFTIs. 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 their score in JEE Main 2018. 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.

 

JEE Main 2018 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

Ans: JEE Main 2018 will tentatively be conducted in the first week of April 2018.

 

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.

 

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How to prepare for JEE Main 2018? 

 

The article has been written on the basis of last year’s official notifications. For this year, there may be some changes. Thus, we will update it once the official notification for this year comes.

 

Stay tuned to engineering.careers360.com for more news and updates on JEE Main 2018.

 

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