CBSE registers 50,989 lesser number of applications for JEE Main 2018
Bachan Thakur, 06 Jan 2018, #JEE Main
Manipal Institute of Technology
Manipal Institute of Technology
SRM Institute of Science and Technology
SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has witnessed a dip in JEE Main applications for the consecutive fourth year. By January 1, the last date for JEE Main registrations, CBSE has reportedly received around 11,48,000 applications. As per a report by the national daily The Times of India (which quoted CBSE officials), for the academic year 2018-19, CBSE has received as many as 50,989 lesser number of applications as compared to 2017-18.

B.Tech Admissions Open 2019
MIT World Peace University

In comparison with the last year, there has been a fall of around 4% in JEE Main registrations. While the number of overall JEE Main applications has plunged, Maharashtra has registered a marginal growth in the number of candidates applying for the national level engineering entrance test. As per the official data released by CBSE, a total of 1.63 lakh candidates have registered for JEE Main this year whereas last year only 1.59 lakh candidates from the state had applied for the test.

JEE Main Sample Paper

Download Free Sample Paper For JEE Main

Download Now

The reason for the dip in JEE Main registrations has been attributed to the increasing difficulty level of JEE Main as compared to state level tests, students increasing awareness and interest towards other programmes like management and law.

Admissions Open Now
SRM University AP-Amaravati
B.Tech Admissions 2019 | International collaboration with UC Berkeley
Manav Rachna Admissions 2019
Admissions 2019 Open at Manav Rachna | Bestowed with QS I-Gauge Gold Rating | Scholarships Available

Since 2014, JEE Main registrations have been witnessing a fall. According to the official data, in 2014, a total of 13,56,000 candidates had applied for JEE Main, while in 2015, only 13,04,217 had registered for the national level test. This number further saw a dip in 2016 and 2017 with as many as 12,07,257 and 11,98,989 registrations respectively.

Check the table below to know the official data about JEE Main applications from 2012 to 2018.


JEE Main Applications (2012-2018)



JEE Main applications in numbers






















JEE Main 2018 application form was available from December 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018. However, the facility of JEE Main application fee payment was open till January 2, 2018. Candidates were also able to correct discrepancies in their photograph and signature till January 2.

JEE Main 2018 will be conducted by CBSE on April 8 in offline mode (pen-and-paper), while the online exam (CBT mode) will be held on April 15 and 16, 2018.

Every year, over 12 lakh candidates appear in JEE Main for admission to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs). JEE Main is also the first stage entrance examination for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

Admissions Open Now

Manipal Institute of Technolog..
MIT World Peace University- B...
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET-2..
Chandigarh University
SRM Institute of Science and T..
Manav Rachna Admissions 2019
Lovely Professional University..
View All Application Forms

More like JEE Main

Questions related to JEE Main

I am studying in 12th class and my 12th board exam will be held in October then how I will prepare for jee mains as it is conducted in Jan

21 Minutes ago

Hello, You will need to have a solid time management in order to cope up with both boards and jee mains exam.Jee is considered one of the toughes...

Do I get seat in any government nit college through out India with 80%

24 Minutes ago

HiWith 80 percentile the answer is no you cannot get into any NITs in India. A minimum of 93 percentile is required to get into NIT in all category...

I got 45.24 percentage with ST caste can I able to get nit seat.

48 Minutes ago

HiThe compitition is too high in todays world. with 45 percentile there is no chance to get into any NIT. You need to get a minimum of 93 percentil...

I Have got 50.91 percentilein jee mains 1 and i belong to sc category then i will get any nit with electrical branch or it branch

50 Minutes ago

Hi..  The threshold rank for good nits (electrial engineering)falls above your estimated rank. Your rank wouldn't be enough to get admission...

I scored 79% in jee 2019 where do I get seat I am sc candidate

1 Hour ago

Hello, congratulations for the result.  For finding out in which college  you have a chance you can use the  college predictor tool...

Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books