What to keep in mind while filling JEE Main 2018 Application Form?
Bachan Thakur, 01 Dec 2017, #JEE Main

JEE Main Application Form 2018 has been released by CBSE on December 1. Aspiring candidates, who wish to take the biggest national level engineering entrance test, can now start filling the application form of JEE Main 2018. Since around 12 lakh candidates would throng the application portal of JEE Main 2018, it’s expected that some of stages/steps in the application procedure would be new to you. You may also not be fully equipped with everything needed to fill JEE Main application form 2018. As you plan to fill JEE Main application form, just wait for a while and have a quick glance on some points which you must bear in mind in order to make the application filling a smooth and uninterrupted process. To help you surmount all the hiccups you may encounter while applying for the national level test, Careers360 lists out things you should keep in mind while filling JEE Main 2018 application form.

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Things to keep in mind while filling JEE Main Application Form

  • Before filling the application form of JEE Main 2018, all candidates except from the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. Candidates from all the other states except these 3, have to either enter their Aadhaar Card number or Aadhaar Enrolment number in the application Form. If you have not yet applied for Aadhaar Card, then get enrolled for it as soon as possible. Candidates who have got Aadhaar Card must get it with them before they start filling the application. Candidates belonging to Assam, Meghalaya and J&K must enter passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid government identity number in the application form provided they should select the city of exam in these states only.

  • Remember that JEE Main application form is available in online mode only and has to be submitted online only. So, you need a computer and internet to fill and submit the application. No hard copy of JEE Main application form will be available.

  • Keep all your educational certificates/documents with you while you fill the application form of JEE Main 2018, as various educational particulars need to be filled in the application.

  • Get your Photograph, Signature and Signature of Father/Mother/Guardian in the below specified dimensions with you before filling the application. In 2017, candidates were required to upload their photograph and signature only, however, for academic year 2018-19, signature of the mother/father/guardian will also be required to fill the application form.

Image Specifications


File Format

File Size




4KB to 40KB

3.5cm x 4.5cm



1KB to 30KB

3.5cm x 1.5cm

Signature of Father/Mother/Guardian


1KB to 30KB

3.5cm x 1.5cm

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  • Do not forget to select your state of eligibility during the first stage of JEE Main 2018 registration. This will help you select the examination centre in your home state and will also be advantageous for you during seat allotment in home state quota.

  •  While selecting the examination centres of JEE Main 2018, you have scroll down the exam centre cities carefully to avoid missing on the exam centre city from the drop-down list and moving on to the others. This will help you save time during the application process.

  • Keep your credit/debit card with you while filling the application form as you have to pay the examination fee. You can also pay the exam fee via cash using E-Challan.

  • If you are opting for online exam, then you have to book your exam slot after the fee payment. Remember that without slot booking you will not be able to appear in the slot as per your wish and desire. The allotment of slots/dates will be on first come first served basis. If a candidate does not make any selection, he/she shall be randomly assigned a slot/date as per the availability of the same.

To know the step-by-step process, click on How to fill JEE Main Application Form 2018

  • Once you select the exam centres and pay the examination fee, you can not change them. Thus, be very careful while choosing the exam centres.

  • Fill your application details carefully and towards the end cross-verify all the details/particulars you have entered. If possible, get someone else also to check your application form before fee payment.

  • If you are opting for offline exam centre, select at least 4 exam centres wherever available. If in any state, the offline exam centre has only 2 exam centres in the drop-down list, then you can choose only 2 exam centres. For online mode of JEE Main 2018, candidates have to select only 1 exam centre city from the available drop-down list.  

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