What JEE Main 2018 brochure does not tell you!
Saakshi Lama, 06 Dec 2017, #JEE Main

What JEE Main 2018 brochure does not tell you - The registration process of JEE Main 2018 has started off with a bang! The time for engineering aspirants has finally come where they take one step towards their dreams of studying in the top colleges of the nation. With the complicated admission process ahead, the only guide that the students look upto is the official JEE Main 2018 brochure. Filled with all of the information published by the official authorities, the JEE Main brochure is often seen as a saving guide for all aspirants. However, are there some factors which the JEE Main 2018 brochure does not tell you? Is everything you need explained well in the official JEE Main 2018 brochure? Sadly, it is not. To help you with what JEE Main 2018 brochure does not tell you, Careers360 has compiled a list of the points that needs to be conveyed clearly to all the aspirants. Check out the full article on “What JEE Main 2018 brochure does not tell you for the detailed information.”

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JEE Main 2018 – What the brochure does not tell you


1. No Verification is done for Voter ID number


One of the essential steps while filling the application form of JEE Main 2018 is submitting the Aadhaar Card number or as in the case of J&K, Assam and Meghalaya candidates, the Voter ID number/Passport number or any Government ID proof number has to be submitted. No verification is done by the authorities for Voter ID number and it has been noticed that the candidates can enter any number to go through to the next stage of application process.


2. Aadhaar Card ensures no multiple applications


Submission of Aadhaar card number may seem as a hassle, however, it has been introduced for a very good reason. Once the candidate’s Aadhaar card number is submitted, he/she will not be able to reapply for JEE Main 2018. This will ensure that there is no multiple applications and will lessen the margin of rejected application form in the later stages.


3. State of Eligibility will decide the number of exam centres to be selected


The number of exam centres that the candidates will be able to select depends upon their state of eligibility. For most states, the number of exam centres that can be selected is four. However, some states also have a limited number of exam centres that they will be allowed to select for the pen and paper based JEE Main 2018 examination. Only one exam centres can be selected by those candidates who select the computer based exam.


4. Does State of Eligibility also affect the available language of medium?


Yes. The available language for JEE Main 2018 exam will depend on the state of eligibility selected by the candidates. English and Hindi will remain a universal language for all centres but the availability of Gujarati language will depend upon the candidate’s selected state of eligibility.


5. What the 75% qualifying marks really mean


There is often a lot of confusion seen regarding the 75% qualifying marks mentioned in the brochure of JEE Main 2018. So what does the 75% qualifying marks really mean? The qualifying aggregate marks of 75% in 12th standard examination makes the candidate eligible for admissions into NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. If, the candidate has not secured 75% marks, he/she will still be able to attempt JEE Main exam, however, he/she will not be able to get allotted into the NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. With the JEE Main scores, the candidate can apply to various other institutes which accept the respective scores.


6. Slot Booking for Computer Based Test?


While filling the JEE Main 2018 application form, those candidates who opt for Computer Based Test will be able to book their slots after the payment of application fee is completed. Selection of exam slot has to be done according to their preference. If, by any chance, the candidates fail to book their slots, then they will be allotted accordingly by the concerned authorities. 


7. Editing of Application Form before Payment


Before the payment process is completed, the candidates will have a chance to edit their filled application form. It is advised to all candidates that proper review should be done since the correction facility, which will be open later, will not be open for editing of all the details. It is important to remember that no editing can be done after the payment is done.


8. Verification of Mobile Number and Email ID


After reviewing and submitting the filled application form, the candidates will be required to verify their registered mobile number and email ID. This is a new step introduced by the CBSE authorities. The OTP number will be sent separately to the mobile number and email ID of the candidate. The verification will be done after the OTP is submitted. The candidates will be able to move forward in the application process only after the verification is successfully done.


9. Progress of Application Form Captured


A side menu to inform the candidates about their application filling progress will be available throughout. By using this side menu, the candidates will be able to navigate themselves while also keeping a constant check on their application progress.


JEE Main 2018 brochure is a vast document which is filled with all of the information related to the examination. With such a huge number of details presented in a small brochure, there are high chances of some information not being explained properly or being missed out. This is one of the main reason why Careers360 has put together this article on “What does JEE Main 2018 brochure does not tell you” to help all confused souls. Hopefully, our article has helped all candidates currently registering themselves for JEE Main 2018. All the Best!

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