JEE Main 2018: Exam Dates, Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2018 Mock Test has been released. JEE Main is the popular engineering entrance exam in India. It is conducted by CBSE for admission to B.E./B.Tech & B.Arch courses. On the basis of JEE Main, candidates are admitted to NITs, CFTIs and other engineering institutions. JEE Main is also the eligibility test for JEE Advanced which offers admission to IITs & ISM. Students can get complete information about JEE Main 2018 such as application form correction, exam dates, exam pattern and syllabus.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Dates

Here we are providing official exam dates of JEE Main 2018.

Events Exam Dates (Announced)
Release of JEE Main 2018 Notification 22nd November 2017
Commencement of Online Application Form 1st December 2017
Facility for Correcting Images starts 8th December 2017
Mock test release 13th December 2017
Closing Date of Online Application Form 1st January 2018
Last Date of Fee Payment 2nd January 2018
Opening of Application Form Correction Window 2nd half of January 2018
Availability of Admit Card 2nd week of March 2018
Examination Date for offline exam(Pen & Paper Based Test) 8th April 2018
Examination Date for online exam (Computer Based Test) 15th & 16th April 2018
Answer Key & OMR Sheet Availability 24th – 27th April 2018
Declaration of Result (Paper 1)/AIR rank & candidates eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 30th April 2018
Declaration of AIR rank (paper 2) 31st May 2018
Availability of Score/Rank Cards on website After declaration of AIR of JEE Main 2018

JEE Main Application Form Correction

1. Corrections are permitted in uploaded images (signature and photograph). 2. The correction facility in uploaded images had been given from 8th December to 5th January via online mode. 3. JEE Main Correction window will also open for correction in application form details like the change in exam mode from PBT to CBT, the city of examination, change in paper-2 to paper-1. 4. Candidate can make changes only in the selected fields.

JEE Main Application Form 2018

All the aspirants must read the information brochure carefully before filling the online application form of JEE Main 2018 to get details about how to apply, application fee & payment mode. The details regarding JEE Main application form are given below: * Candidates have to fill the JEE Main application form via online mode only. * No printed copy will be provided to apply for JEE Main. * Applications have been started from 1st December 2017. * To apply for JEE Main, students should have Aadhaar Number/Aadhaar Enrollment Number/Registration Number which will be provided by facilitation centre. * In addition to filling personal & academic details, candidates also have to upload scanned images of photograph and signature in prescribed specifications. * Candidates can download the acknowledgement page as the proof of successful submission of application form. JEE Main 2018 Application Form has been released. Candidates need to prepare these documents before filling application:

Application Fee:

Application fee of JEE Mains 2018 will depend upon the gender of candidate, category and exam mode. Candidates can check the application fee from the below table:

For Examination Centres opted in India

Papers Offline mode Offline mode Online mode (Computer Based) Online mode (Computer Based)
Appearing General/OBCs (Boys) SC/ST/PWD/All Girls OGeneral/OBCs (Boys) SC/ST/PWD/All Girls
Paper 1 or 2 1000 500 500 250
Paper 1 and 2 both 1800 900 1300 650

For Examination Centres opted in foreign country

Papers Offline mode Offline mode Online mode (Computer Based) Online mode (Computer Based)
Appearing General/OBCs (Boys) SC/ST/PWD/All Girls OGeneral/OBCs (Boys) SC/ST/PWD/All Girls
Paper 1 or 2 2500 1250 2500 1250
Paper 1 and 2 both 3800 1900 3800 1900

Payment of fee can be done either through credit card/debit card or e-challan. GST will also be applicable. Candidates opting e-challan are required to make the payment in Syndicate/ICICI/Canara Bank in cash.

Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria:

Date of Birth: Candidates those born on or after 1st October 1993 are eligible for writing the JEE Main examination.

Relaxation: 5 years relaxation shall be provided in the upper age limit of SC/ST & PWD candidates (i.e. DOB falls on or after 1st October 1988). Date of Birth will be considered as mentioned in secondary education board certificate.

Qualification Criteria:

Qualifying Exam: It is must for the candidates to pass the 12th examination/qualifying examination with 5 subjects to be eligible for JEE Main 2018.

Subjects: The qualifying examination must be passed/appearing with five subjects. Candidates must have physics & mathematics as compulsory subjects.

No Minimum Marks: There is no minimum marks requirement in the 12th examination for writing the JEE Main exam. However, candidates have to secure the passing marks.

Passing Year: Those who have appeared and passed the higher secondary examination in 2016 and 2017 are also eligible to apply. Moreover, candidates appearing the final examination of 12th in 2018 can also fill the JEE Main application form. In case if candidate appeared the 12th examination in 2015 but not passed in 2015, passed in 2016 are also not eligible.

Diploma Holders: Diploma holders may also apply for JEE Main 2018 but only eligible for admission to IITs. In other words, Diploma holders will be eligible for JEE Main so that they can further apply for JEE Advanced but not eligible for admission on the basis of JEE Main scores.

Number of Attempts:

Total 3 attempts will be given for clearing the JEE Main. Attemp1q`ts will be counted from the year 2017 onwards. JEE Advanced can be attempted maximum 2 times in consecutive years.

Eligibility For Admission to IITs, NITs, CFTIs:

Percentage Marks: To be eligible for admission in IITs, NITs, CFTIs, candidates should have obtained 75% marks in the 12th examination or must be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th examination of respective boards. The qualifying marks for SC/ST will be 65%.

JJEE Main Exam Pattern 2018

JEE Main 2018 examination will be organized on 8th April 2018 (Pen Paper Based Exam) & 15th & 16th April 2018 (Online exam). The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).

JEE Main Paper 1 Exam Pattern:

Check the JEE Main 2018 exam pattern for paper-1 and paper-2 from here: Courses: The paper-1 of JEE Main 2018 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering courses.

Exam Mode: The examination will be held through online or offline mode. A candidate will opt for either Pen and Paper Based or Computer Based examination mode.

Subjects: JEE Main Paper 1 will contain questions from chemistry, physics and mathematics subjects.

Number of Questions: It will contain total 90 objective type questions. Weightage to all subjects are given equal. Total 30 questions will be asked from each subject.

Exam Duration: The exam duration will be 3 hours. 4 hours for candidates having 40% disability.

Question Paper Medium: For all exam cities centres, the question paper medium is English and Hindi. Students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities have the option to opt the question paper in English, Hindi and Gujarati medium. Candidates have to exercise the option of question paper language at the time of filling the application form.

Marking Scheme: Each correct question will carry 4 marks.

Negative Marking: 1/4 negative marking for every incorrect answer i.e. 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.

Subjects Questions Marks
Chemistry 30 120
Physics 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern:

Courses: The paper-2 of JEE Main 2018 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate architecture courses.

Exam Mode: The mode of exam for paper-2 is offline only. No online mode is available for this paper.

Subjects: The JEE Main Paper 2 will comprises of three parts which are mathematics, aptitude test and drawing test.

Number of Questions: This paper will consist total 50 questions for aptitude test, 2 questions for drawing test and 30 questions from mathematics.

Exam Duration: The duration of the exam will be 3 hours. 4 hours for candidates having 40% disability.

Question Paper Medium: Question paper medium is English and Hindi. Students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities have the option to opt the question paper in English, Hindi and Gujarati medium.

Marking System: Each objective type question will carry 4 marks for the correct response and 2 drawing questions contains total 70 marks.

Negative Marking: For each incorrect response 1/4 of the total marks allotted to that question will be deducted from the total score.

Subjects Questions Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude test 50 200
Drawing 2 70
Total 82 390

Examination Date and Timings

The examination schedule for offline examination (Pen and Paper Based Examination) for Paper 1(B. E./B. Tech.) and Paper 2 (B.Arch./B. Planning.) are given below:

Exam Date Timing Paper Subject
8th April 2018 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Paper 1 (BE/B.Tech) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
8th April 2018 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) Mathematics, Aptitude Test & Drawing Test
15th April & 16th April 2018 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (1st Shift) 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (2nd Shift) Paper 1 (BE/B.Tech) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus

How to Prepare for JEE Mains

Get some beneficial preparation tips for scoring well in JEE Main examination: Make a proper study time-table. Exam pattern plays a very important role in exam preparation. Understand the syllabus and exam pattern. To score well in the examination, students are advised to prepare PCM subjects thoroughly of class 11th and 12th standard. Candidates having a good command over NCERT books can easily score good marks in JEE Main. Candidates can also go through the past years question papers to know about the difficulty level of the exam. Practice mock tests to know your weak areas. Time Management is very important. Set your timetable so that you can easily decide your study hours. Divide your time well among school, tuition, coaching classes, exercise, entertainment, etc. Do not take the stress and keep yourself healthy.

JEE Main Admit Card 2018

After submitting the application form, candidates start searching the admit card. JEE Main 2018 admit card will be issued in the second week of March 2018. CBSE will release the admit card through online mode. The board will also provide the facility to book slot for the online mode examination. Admit card will contain exam schedule, exam centre details, candidate’s roll number, etc.

JEE Main Answer Key

CBSE will publish the answer key & images of response sheets (OMR) of paper-1 and paper-2 during 24th – 27th April 2018. Candidates can cross check their answers with the official answer key to know the expected marks. Those who are not satisfied with the answers may challenge the answer key by paying Rs. 1000/- per question.

JEE Main Result 2018

The result of JEE Main (paper 1) will be declared on 30th April 2018 through online mode. JEE Main 2018 result indicates actual scores and rank secured in the entrance examination. All India Rank (AIR) for paper 2 will be published on 31st May 2018. On the basis of JEE Main result, students will also get the idea about whether they are eligible for appearing JEE Advanced or not. All India Rank (AIR) will be considered for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFTIs and others.

JEE Main Cut-Off

In order to be eligible for JEE Advanced and for admission to top colleges, students have to secure cut-off marks. JEE Main 2018 cut-off will be announced after the completion of the exam. Meanwhile, students can check the previous years’ 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

JEE Mains Counselling 2018

JoSAA/CSAB are the authorities which conduct the centralized counselling for admission to NITs/IITs/IIITs and CFTIs. Admission will be offered to the candidates based on AIR and choices filled by them. To get seats, it is mandatory for the candidates to participate in counselling and seat allocation process. There is huge number of colleges in every state that also offer admission through JEE Main. To get admission in these colleges, students have to apply separately in state counselling.

What's New in JEE Main 2018?

CBSE has announced that diabetic candidate can take fruits, sugar tablets and drinking water bottles inside the test hall. 4000 additional candidates can now apply for JEE Advanced as the number of candidates eligible to appear for exam has increased to 2,24,000 from 2,20,000. Digital/ scanned copy of signature of Father/ Mother/ Guardian of the candidates has to be uploaded in the application form. The number of exam centre cities has gone up to 258 from 113 last year which is almost twice. Number of CFTIs participating in JEE Main 2018 has increased from 20 to 23. Candidates appearing for the JEE Mains exam from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli will have an additonal choice of appearing for the paper in Gujarati besides English and Hindi.