JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018 – The exam pattern of JEE Main 2018 will be released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which is the exam conducting authority. By consulting the JEE Main 2018 exam pattern, candidates will be able to understand details about the exam like the type of questions asked, number of questions asked per subject, and marking scheme. JEE Main 2018 will be held for two papers: Paper I will be held for B.E/ B.Tech aspirants, and Paper 2 for B. Arch./ B. Planning. Candidates need to check the JEE Main exam pattern 2018 corresponding to the paper they wish to appear in. As per the JEE Main 2018 exam pattern, the exam duration of both the papers is the same - 3 hours each. Paper I comprises of questions in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, each of equal weightage. Paper I carries a total of 360 marks; there are a total of 90 questions each carrying 4 marks. Paper 2 of JEE Main also has three subjects, but the subjects are Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test. The total marks of Paper 2 are 390. To read the complete details of JEE Main exam pattern 2018 for each paper, including marking scheme, type of questions asked, dos and don’ts on exam day, keep reading.
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JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern Key Features
JEE Main Conducting Body
Type of Papers
Paper I (B.Tech/ B.E)
Paper 2 (B. Arch./ B. Planning)
Mode of Exam
Pen and paper based only
Language of Question Papers
All Examination Centres
English and Hindi Medium
Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli
English, Hindi and Gujarati
JEE Main 2018 will be conducted separately for Paper 1 and Paper 2. While Paper 1 will be conducted for admission to B.E/ B.Tech programmes, Paper 2 is meant for B.Arch/B.Planning aspirants. Candidates can also attempt both Paper 1 and Paper 2, if they are open to admission in any of the two streams.
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018
The exam pattern of JEE Main 2018 will be different based on whether the candidate is appearing in Paper I or Paper 2. The pattern of each paper is discussed in detail below.
JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern for Paper 1
Duration of the Exam
Question paper will comprise 3 subjects of equal weightage:
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Total Number of Questions
Subject-wise number of Questions
30 questions will be asked from each subject
Type of Questions
Objective Type Questions. Each question will have four options, out of which only one will be correct.
JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern for Paper 2
Duration of the Exam
Question Paper Details
Mathematics (Part 1)– 30 Objective Type Questions
Aptitude Test (Part II) – 50 Objective Type Questions
Drawing Test (Part III) – 2 Questions testing drawing aptitude of candidate
Part I & Part II
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018: Rules to be followed on Exam Day
The examination rooms/hall will be opened 2.30 hours before the test commences. Considering there will be frisking by metal detectors, candidates must reach the exam centre with sufficient time in hand so as to avoid last minute rush.
When coming to the exam hall, the candidate must bring along admit card of JEE Main 2018. Candidates without the admit card won’t be allowed to participate in the exam.
The candidate is not allowed to bring any type of ball pen(s) inside the exam hall. These items will be provided to the candidate by the exam authority.
Candidates who are attending Paper 2 will have to bring along their own geometry box set, pencils, erasers, color pencils or crayons for Aptitude Test.
For filling the required particulars in the Test Booklet, the candidate must Ball Point Pen only. Also, the candidate mustn’t open/break the seal of the Test Booklet until the invigilator instructs to do so.
Use of electronic gadgets and communication aids: Electronic devices like mobile phone and calculator are not allowed inside the exam hall. Other items barred from the exam hall include log table, book, notebook, etc.
Special Instructions for Pen and Paper Based Examination
The candidate will be instructed to open/ break the seal of the Test Booklet five minutes before the commencement of exam. After carefully taking out the Answer Sheet, the candidate must confirm that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side -2 of the Answer Sheet is similar to the one printed on the Test Booklet. If there is a mismatch, the candidate must immediately inform the invigilator and get a new Test Booklet and Answer Sheet.
The candidate must use Blue/Black ball pen to write particulars on both sides of the Answer Sheet. It must be noted that the use of pencil is prohibited, and doing so will lead to rejection of candidature.
The candidate must confirm that Test-Booklet contains the same number of pages as mentioned at the top of the first page of the booklet. The candidates must also check that the serial number and series of the Test Booklet are identical to the serial number and series of OMR sheet. If they are not identical, candidate must inform the invigilator and get them replaced.