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JEE Main 2018 – Notification, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Application Forms, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Syllabus, Result and Conselling

JEE Main 2018 - Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a very popular entrance test in India which allows the students to get the admissions in top reputed universities and colleges present in the country to pursue their Under Graduate Courses. JEE is the entrance test which is conducted in two tiers (i) JEE Main, (ii) JEE Advanced.

First lets us discuss about the JEE Main entrance exam. JEE Main 2018 is the popularly known engineering entrance test in the students. JEE Main 2018 will be conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the students who aspired to get admissions in B.E. / B.Tech and B.Arch Under Graduate Courses. JEE Main 2018 qualified students can be get admitted in to the NITs, IIITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institute some of the top reputed colleges in India.

JEE Main 2018 also acts as Eligibility Test for JEE Advanced 2018 which is also an entrance test for IITs and ISMs. Aadhaar card is made mandatory to register for JEE Main and JEE Advanced entrance tests. Get the complete information of JEE Main 2018 like details of notification, exam dates, eligibility, exam pattern, test schedule, syllabus etc.

JEE Main 2018 Important Notifications

JEE Main 2018 Important Dates


Release Date (Tentative)

JEE Main 2018 Notification

3rd week of November 2017

Online Applications Starts from

1st week of December 2017

Corrections in Uploaded Images

2nd week of December 2017

Last for submission of Applications

1st week of January 2018

Corrections in Application Form

2nd or 3rd week of January 2018

Admit Card Availability

2nd or 3rd week of March 2018

JEE Main 2018 Examination Dates

Pen & Paper Based Test (Offline Test)

Computer Based Test (Online Test)

8th April 2018 (Announced)

2nd week of April 2018

Answer Key

3rd week of April 2018

Declaration of All India Rank

Last week of April 2018

JEE Main 2018 Application Form

1) Candidates must apply for JEE Main 2018 only through Online. There is no printed copy available.

2) Applications are expected to be released in the 1st week of December 2017.

3) Aadhaar Number or Aadhaar Enrolment Number or Registration Number provided by Aadhaar Facilitation Center is mandatory to apply for JEE Main 2018.

4) Candidates should upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature along with their personal & academic details.

5) Candidates can download the acknowledgement page as the proof of successful submission of application form.

Application Fee: NON-REFUNDABLE

Papers Appearing

Pen and Paper Based Examination

Computer Based Examination

(Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.)only)






For Examination Centre Opted in India

JEE Main Paper-I Or


1000 (Boys)

500 (Girls)

500 (Boys)

500 (Girls)




250 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper-I

and Paper-II

1800 (Boys)

900 (Girls)

900 (Boys)


1300 (Boys)


650 (Boys)

650 (Girls)

For Examination Centre Opted in Foreign Country

JEE Main Paper-I Or


2500 (Boys)

1250 (Girls)

1250 (Boys)

1250 Girls)

2500 (Boys)

1250 (Girls)

1250 (Boys)

1250 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper-I

and Paper-II

3800 (Boys)

1900 (Girls)

1900 (Boys)

1900 (Girls)

3800 (Boys)

1900 (Girls)

1900 (Boys)

1900 (Girls)

The fee may be paid either by credit/debit card or through e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form. For e-challan, payment should be made in Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank in cash.

JEE Main 2018 Application Form Corrections

1) Corrections in Uploaded Images will be allowed in the 2nd week of December 2017

2) Corrections in Application Form in selected details like exam mode, city, paper etc will be allowed in the 2nd or 3rd week of January 2018.

For more details of JEE Main 2018 Application form

Changes introduced in JEE Main from 2018

1) For calculating the All India Rank, no weightage will be given to intermediate marks.

2) Candidates must atleast have 75% (65% for SC/ST) in higher secondary or 20 percentile in Class 12 examinations to get admissions in the top reputed colleges like IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs.

3) Aadhaar Card is mandatory for JEE Main Registration.

4) Candidates from Meghalaya, J & K and Assam are excluded from this provision. Such candidates have to enter passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number to get examination centre in these states only.

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria

1) Candidate must qualify or should be qualifying the Intermediate or Class 12th Examinations with minimum of

2) Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in Class XII/qualifying examination in which three must be Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

3) Age: Date of birth of the candidate should be on or after October 01, 1993 are eligible. For SC/ST/PwD candidates, it is October 01, 1988.

4) Candidates that are passed intermediate/12th in 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply.

5) Candidates appearing the final examination of intermediate/12th in 2018 can also fill the JEE Main application form.

6) Candidates who hold diploma degree are eligible for JEE Main 2018 exam but not for JEE Main 2017 admissions. They are allowed JEE Main 2018 acting as eligibility test for JEE Advanced 2018.

7) The number of attempts for JEE Main shall be limited to 03 (three).

Candidate can get more information in JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria.

JEE Main 2018 Examination Pattern                

i) Each question is allotted 4 marks for correct answer. ¼ marks i.e. 1 mark will be deducted every wrong answer.

ii) No deduction from the total score will be made if no response is indicated for a question.

iii) Duration of the examination is 3 Hours.



No. of Questions

Total Marks

Type of Questions

Mode of Exam









Total: 90




Total: 360

Objective type with equal weightage

Pen & Paper Based


Computer Based

Paper-II B.Arch/B.Planning







Total: 82




Total: 390

Objective type

Objective type

Questions to test Drawing Aptitude

Only Pen & Paper Based

Know JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern in more detail

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus

Paper-I which is for Engineering, is comprised of syllabus from the subjects Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Paper-II which is for Architecture is comprised of syllabus from the subjects Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing.

For Complete JEE Main 2018 Syllabus

JEE Main 2018 Admit Card

JEE Main 2018 Admit Cards are expected to be available from 2nd or 3rd week of March 2018. Provide the required details like roll number/application number, DOB etc to download the hall ticket.

chech here : JEE Main 2018 Admit card

JEE Main 2018 Result

1) The score and rank of Paper-I of JEE Main 2018 for all candidates will be declared by Last week of April 2018.

2) The rank given will be All India Rank which is considered for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs.

JEE Main 2018 Cut-off marks

In the academic year 2016-2017, JEE Main cut-off is as follows:

Gen category – 105

OBC – 70

SC – 50

ST – 44

Click here: JEE Main Sample Papers

JEE Main 2018 Counselling

1) Counselling is in the hands of Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). They conduct the centralized counselling to get admissions for IITs, NITs, IIITs, and CFTIs.

2) According to the rank obtained and merit list candidates will be called for the counselling procedure.

3) For colleges in State level, candidates have to participate in separate state counselling.

Click here: JEE Main 2018 Subject Wise Preparation Tips

JEE Main 2018 Preparation Tips

As one of the biggest engineering entrance exams in the country, JEE requires a thorough preparation. Students from all over the country spend hours daily preparing for this exam, and only a lucky few get seats to the much coveted IITs and NITs. Students who wish to secure a good rank in JEE need proper guidance, strategy and tips for all-round JEE preparation.

Understand Your Interest Areas

However, insignificant it might sound, but it is essential to gain knowledge on different career opportunities today. Parents need to allow students, opportunities to seek counsellor support to understand the aptitude and align that with their interests. Consequently, those who aspire to pursue engineering, this be it. They need to be prepared for a rigorous and uphill climb, till they reach the summit and enjoy the success.

Draft a Plan

Plan in a way that allow your efforts, to work in cohesion with skills and smartness. The perfect mix of these three will enable you to tread on the designated path. Plan milestones and achieve them in dedicated time. This will also boost your confidence and keep you away from unnecessary pressures and frustrations. Discuss your doubts at helpful portals, wherein other students who tread on the same path share their thoughts and so do many teachers and experts. askIITians offers past trends for reference.

Prepare Well

  • While, a good plan will iron out various challenges, you still need to prepare well. You could do that with utmost efficiency, if you take one thing at a time and prepare that well.
  • Always streamline your curriculum in a manner that it seems like small pieces of a large pie. Keep binging one small piece at a time.
  • Schedule timelines to eat one piece and break to return for the second one. Respect those timelines.
  • Refer well researched and valid study material. Students who wish to seek further guidance on coaching or study material: consult with ex-students at askIITians
  • Bid distractions like television and online games a good bye. Rather focus on your mental and physical health through meditation and regular work outs.


Q1. Candidate who have recently submitted the request for updation in Aadhaar details (including biometric updation) and unable to apply with the updated Aadhaar Card Details

Ans. Such Candidates have to apply for JEE Main by entering 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID/UR No. (Including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhaar centre after submitting updation request.

Q2. Aadhaar authentication may be failed in the first step of application submission due to following reason:-

  1. The candidate has not entered the details exactly same as mentioned on their Aadhaar card.
  2. The candidate’s biometric is not updated in Aadhaar.

Ans a. The candidates should verify whether they have entered the details exactly same as mentioned on their Aadhaar card. Such candidates should submit a correction request at Aadhaar centre for biometric updation and apply for JEE Main by entering 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID/UR No. (Including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhaar centre after submitting updation request.

Q3. The date of birth is not fully or incorrectly mentioned in Aadhaar card or only birth year is mentioned.

Ans. Such candidates should submit a correction request at Aadhaar centre and apply for JEE Main by entering 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID/UR No. (Including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhaar centre after submitting updation request.

Q4. The name of the candidate in Aadhaar in not exactly similar or not in same pattern as in school records.

Ans. Such candidates should submit a correction request at Aadhaar centre and apply for JEE Main by entering 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID/UR No. (Including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhaar centre after submitting updation request.


Such candidates should fill the form of JEE Main with old details in Aadhaar card and thereafter submit a correction request at Aadhaar centre. The updated details in Aadhaar may be corrected in JEE Main at later stage by the process which will be notified in due course of time.

Q5. What mistakes can be corrected during month of January 2016 when the corrections will be allowed by the Board?

Ans. The correction in particulars can be done only if the candidates have paid the fee and completed all the steps of online application form of JEE Main 2017. The candidates can modify all the particulars including city of examination, Paper-II to Paper-I and vice versa or select both papers of his/her application form during the facility of correction in January, 2017. The balance fee, if any due to correction in particulars, will have to be paid by the candidates during that period. However change of mode of examination from computer based to pen paper based examination is not allowed.