What is JEE Main?

Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main is the national level undergraduate engineering entrance exam conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education for admission to BTech/BE programmes in 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 22 CFTIs. It also acts as the first stage or preliminary exam for admission to 23 IITs including ISM Dhanbad. Along with NITs, IIITs and various ..Read More

JEE Main Important Dates

JEE Main Paper I Exam Afternoon Session
JEE Main Paper I Exam Afternoon Session


08/Apr/2018  9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

08/Apr/2018  2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


16/Nov/2017 to 16/Apr/2018  



09/Jan/2018 to 23/Jan/2018  

15/Apr/2018  9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

15/Apr/2018  2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

16/Apr/2018  9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

24/Apr/2018 to 27/Apr/2018  


Application Date
Application Date


01/Dec/2017 to 01/Jan/2018  12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Application Correction Date
Application Correction Date


09/Jan/2018 to 22/Jan/2018  

Result Date
Result Date



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JEE Main Application Details

The JEE Main application form is online. The steps to fill the JEE Main application form are as follows:


Step 1 – Registration: To register candidates have to enter the following details -Nationality, State of Eligibility, Identification Type, Identification Number, Candidate’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender and  Security Pin. after successfully registering they can proceed to fill the application form. The Identification Type for all candidates except J&K, Meghalaya and Assam applicants is the Aadhaar Card or Aadhaar Enrolment number. The date of birth will be validated with the UID database and then registration will be confirmed.

Step 2 – Filling of Academic & Personal Information: apart from the personal and other details, candidates also must choose the JEE Main Paper they wish to appear for, their preferences of four exam cities while filling the form. Candidates also have to choose their password for future logins.

Step 3 – Uploading of Scanned Documents: Candidates must upload the documents as per the specifications given below


Documents & Specifications for JEE Main 2018 Application Form



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

Step 4 – Payment of Application Fees: Candidates can pay through debit/credit cards. They can pay offline through E-challan at any branch of Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank, HDFC and ICICI Bank branches in their town or city.

Step 5 – Printout of Confirmation Page: after successfully filling the JEE Main application form, candidates must take a printout of the same.


JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

  • Only those candidates (General Category) who are 25 years or less on October 1 of the admission year are eligible to appear in JEE Main. However, in case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates with 30 years of age on or after October 1 of the admission year are eligible to apply for JEE Main. 
  • Only those candidates, who have passed their class 12th exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in the preceding year of the admission and a year before the preceding year or those who are appearing in their class 12th exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in the same admission year of JEE Main are eligible to appear in the engineering entrance test. 
  • Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE Main.
  • The number of attempts, which a candidate can avail at JEE Main shall be limited to three.

New Eligibility Criteria of JEE Main


  • Applicants who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in online application for JEE Main for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.
  • Applicants not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrolment facilitation centres set up in JEE Main exam cities.
  • Aadhaar Card Enrolment Centres - In order to facilitate such applicants who are not having Aadhaar, the CBSE has specially set up facilitation centres in each city of examination for the purpose of Aadhaar enrolment. The applicants can approach such facilitation centres who will not charge any amount from any applicant for Aadhaar enrolment. These applicants who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar should enter 28 digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of filling online application form for JEE Main.
  • Aadhaar Enrolment Registration Number - In case Aadhaar enrolment facility is not available at the facilitation centres, the applicants should submit a request for Aadhaar enrolment. The facilitation centre will issue a registration number to such applicants. This registration number should be entered by the applicants at the time of filling online application form for JEE Main.
  • Provision for J&K, Meghalaya and Assam applicants - The applicants who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these states only.
  • According to CBSE officials, all Indian candidates should possess Aadhaar card issued by UIDAI. The new eligibility criteria of JEE Main introduced by the exam authority means that applicants will not be able to submit online applications without filling their Aadhar numbers. In case, the applicants do not hold Aadhar numbers then they will be required to get it first, to apply for the entrance exam.
  • At the time of filling application form of JEE Main, the candidates is required to enter their Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data.
  • Candidates should have Aadhar Card issued by UIDAI, which must enlist the details like candidates' name, date of birth & gender and Aadhaar number, in order to fill the JEE Main application form.
  • The applicants must ensure that the details provided in the Aadhaar card need to match with that of their school records.
  • In case, the candidates' details in both, the school records and Aadhaar card do not match, then the candidates will get it rectified in either of them.
  • Applicants entitled for Aadhaar Card under "Section 3" of Aadhaar Act are required to register for their Aadhaar card. For this, they may visit to Aadhaar Enrollment Centre located in the nearby area.


JEE Main Exam Fee

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JEE Main Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam: Offline & Online
Number of Sections: Three
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JEE Main Counselling Details

  • JEE Main Counselling & Seat Allotment is conducted by the JOSAA.
  • Candidates have to register themselves online to fill their choices of branch and institute.
  • Candidates must be very careful while filling their choices as the seats to a candidate will be allocated according to the order of choices filled by the candidate.
  • After filling their choices for counselling, candidates must lock their choices with utmost care and before the specified deadline.
  • Seat Allocation of a candidate is done on the basis of his/her All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main and the choices filled in by the candidate during the Counselling Procedure.
  • Seat Allotment for NITs, IIITs and CFTIs will be done in the four rounds of Counselling


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To score 230+ in JEE Main exam requires lot of hard work and dedication. Revision plays very good role to score good marks in your exam. Be sure you do it with proper planning. If you want you ca...Read More

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