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Latest Update: The offline (Pen and paper based) exam date has been announced. It will held on 08, April 2018.

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Main or IIT JEE Main 2018 is a national level engineering entrance exam which is conducted by the CBSE. Students interested in engineering go for this exam after their class 12th to get admission in India’s top government engineering colleges. In total, there are 21 IITs and 31 NITs in India for which candidates appear in this exam.

For students to get admission specifically in the IITs, they have to attain high rank in JEE Advanced Examination. Candidates get eligible for admission in B. Tech/B. Arch courses under IITs, NITs and other top level engineering college of India by appearing in this examination. Previously JEE Mains examination was called as IIT-JEE examination.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Dates

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced JEE Main 2018 offline (Pen and paper based) and online computer-based exam date. Offline will be held on 08, April 2018 and online on 15 or 16th April. We can check the schedule for Exam in below format:

Important EventsDates
Release of notification22nd November 2017
Availability of Online application form1st December 2017
Facility to correct/change student’s photograph2nd week of December, 2017
Last date of online application form and fee submission2nd January 2018
Opening of application form window for corrections2nd half of January, 2018
Issue of Admit Card2nd week of March, 2018
Offline Exam (pen and paper based)08 April, 2018
Online Exam (Computer based)15th & 16th April 2018
Availability of answer key and OMR sheet24th – 27th April 2018
Result declaration30th April 2018

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JEE Main 2018 Application Form

All the candidates should read the brochure as prerequisite for filling the online application form of JEE Mains 2018. Follow the points given below to fill your form without any mistake.

  • The application forms will be available from the 1st December 2017, and it can be filled through online mode only. No printed copy of the forms will be provided to apply for Joint Entrance Examination Main.
  • Interested candidates can apply online through the official website of CBSE.
  • All the details must be filled correctly and the application fee has to be paid for the application form to stand as valid.
  • Application fee can be paid via online or offline mode and, it is non-refundable. Application fee varies as per category.
  • To apply for this examination candidate should have Aadhaar Number/ Aadhaar Enrolment number/Registration number. These details can be provided by the facilitation center.
  • Moreover, to fill the personal and academic details, candidates need to upload scanned copy of their photograph and signature.
  • After successfully submitting the form, candidate can download the acknowledgement page as a proof of successful submission.

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Application Fee

Application fee of the IIT JEE Main 2018 are different for the people depending on the exam mode (offline or online), gender, and category. Aspirants can check the application fee by referring the below points.

  • Candidates can pay the fee by credit card/debit card or e-challan.
  • Specifically for e-challan, candidates need to make the payment in syndicate/ICICI/HDFC/Canara Bank in cash.
  • For offline mode, general and OBC candidates can fill form at the price of 1000 for paper 1or 2 and for both the papers, fee is 1800.
  • For offline mode, SC/ST/PWD/All girls can fill the form at the price of 500 for paper 1 or 2 and 900 for both the papers.
  • For online mode, general/OBCs (boys) can fill for paper 1or 2 in Rs.500 and for both the papers at Rs.1300.
  • For online mode, SC/ST/PWD/All girls can fill for paper 1 or 2 in Rs.250 and for both the papers at Rs.650.

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JEE Main 2018 Application Form Correction

If you have made any mistake while filling the details in the application form then check the points below:

  • The correction will be allowed in the uploaded images (signature and photograph).
  • Candidate is allowed to make changes in the selected field only. For correction in the details like exam mode for PBT to CBT, city of examination, change in paper2 to paper1 and other authorized changes, it can be made through the correction window.
  • The exam center can be changed if the applicants are not comfortable to come in the city selected previously. Also, they can switch from paper-1 to paper-2 and vice-versa. All these changes can be performed by paying the extra payment. The change in the exam mode is not allowed, from computer based examination to pen and paper examination.
  • If the adhaar number entered is wrong, then it can be changed. In case, any applicant has requested for the updation of adhaar card, then he or she needs to enter the 14 digit enrollment ID/UR number which is mentioned in the slip, which is provided by the adhaar center.
  • If the applicant has filled the form for the papers, paper-1 and paper-2, and the fee has been submitted successfully, there will be no refund if the applicants ask for it, if they don’t want to give any of the exam.
  • If the applicant has filled more than one form and the forms contain same details, then the form will get merged and one admit card will be generated.
  • If any city opted by the applicant is full, date and time has not been selected, then CBSE will automatically allot the city.
  • All the applicants are allowed to send their query related to this examination by mentioning the name, application number, the mistake committed and the correct details to be filled.

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JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2018

Academic Qualification
  • Aspirants born on or after 1st of October 1993 are eligible for this examination.
  • SC/ST and PWD aspirants having the year of birth 1988 or after are also eligible for this examination.
  • The date mentioned in the higher secondary education board certificate is considered.

Qualification criteria and attempts

Academic Qualification
  • Candidates who have cleared their 12th board examination with physics, chemistry and mathematics as core subjects.
  • Diploma holders can also appear for this examination to secure seat only in IITs.
  • There is no criterion of minimum marks to appear for this examination.
  • Candidates, who have passed the higher secondary examination in 2016, 2017 or appearing in 2018, can appear for Joint Entrance Examination Mains.
For admission in IITs, NITs, CFTIs
  • Candidates should have scored 75% marks in their higher secondary examination or they must be in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards.
Number of attempts
  • A maximum of 3 attempts are allowed for JEE Mains.
  • A maximum of 2 attempts (in consecutive years) for JEE Advanced.

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JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

The exam is conducted in two languages – Hindi and English. The duration of exam is 3 hours and the question type is objective. For every correct answer candidate scores 4 marks whereas for every wrong answer there is a negative marking of 1 mark.

There are two papers in the Joint Entrance Examination Main exam,

  • Paper-1, for candidates aspiring for engineering courses, has 90 objectives multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Paper-2, for candidates aspiring for architecture course, has 82 questions which are divided into Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing Skills in the ratio of 30, 50 and 2 respectively.

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JEE Main 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of JEE Mains 2018 provides detail of the topics and chapter that can be asked in paper1 or paper2. For paper 1 the syllabus contains topics from Physics, chemistry and mathematics, which are taught in 11th and12th standard of CBSE and other boards.

For paper2 the syllabus contains Mathematics, aptitude test and drawing. CBSE will release the details of syllabus and candidates can download it.

Before starting the preparation for this exam, the students can check the syllabus to know the less and more important topics. Moreover, they will get the idea of the topics from which questions are asked frequently. Well, knowing the complete syllabus helps the aspirants to focus and improve their preparation.

The examination pattern is expected to change from upcoming years. Following points were announced by the government of India regarding JEE examination.

  • Previously, the paper-1 was conducted through both mean i.e. online computer based examination and offline i.e. pen and paper based examination. But, now the paper-1 will be conducted through online mode only.
  • The candidates can appear multiple times in the JEE Main 2018 examination in a year. Currently, a student appears only once in a year for this examination.
  • In paper-1, there are 90 questions each of 4 marks and in paper-2, there will be 82 questions. Both the papers have 3 hours of time duration respectively.

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JEE Main 2018 Admit Card

  • After the successful submission of application form, candidate can download their admit card by entering the application form number and password on the online portal.
  • Admit card will be available from the 1st week of March, 2018.
  • Admit card will have all the important information’s like exam center, candidates name, date of birth, exam date, etc.
  • In case any details in the admit card is wrong then it should be immediately brought in the notice of CBSE.
  • Without admit card no candidate will be allowed to enter in the examination center and give the exam.
  • During the exam invigilator will check the admit card along with the identity proofs. Hence, candidates need to bring an identity proof along with them.
  • Candidate are required to download their admit card as soon as it is available, this will help them in case of any amendment required in the details.

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JEE Main Exam Center 2018

  • The exam centre are the venues where online and offline exams are conducted by the CBSE. Candidates will get four options for the exam centres while filling the application form.
  • They need to fill the exam centre as per their convinces. CBSE conducts the entrance test across 104 cities from 26 states and union territories, and towns in India. While filling up for the exam centre candidate needs to be cautious, because later no changes will be entertained by the CBSE.
  • The address of the exam centre will be mentioned on the admit card. Also, candidates are advised to visit their respective centres on the prior day of exam; this will help them to locate the exam centre on the exam day without any difficulty.

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JEE Main 2018 Result

After the examination, result is going to get available on the official website i.e. CBSE Follow the step mentioned below.

  • Visit the official website of CBSE (CBSE
  • Click on the link of result present at the upper side of the page.
  • Enter the roll number and date of birth in the space given.
  • Next, click on the “submit” button to see exam result.
  • Candidate can save and download their result.

The copy of result can be saved for the future reference. Candidate will be able to apply for the top engineering colleges in India on the basis of their result. Moreover, during the application submission for admission in the various colleges, they need to submit their exam result and counseling fee through the official website.

The result will show the following informations:

  • ALL India Rank of the candidate
  • National Rank of the candidate
  • Category rank of the candidate
  • Total marks attained in JEE Main.

Percentage and percentile in the result

  • The percentage is calculated by the division of the marks obtained by the candidate to the total mark multiplied by 100.
  • Percentile is the percentage of students below your percentage on your board.

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JEE Main 2018 Cut off

  • The cut-off will be available only after the announcement of result.
  • For an idea about the present year’s cut off of the preferred course in an institute, students can refer to the cut off of the last year for the preferred course and institute. The general trend indicates that the cut offs of consecutive years do not vary much.
  • Cut-off is determined by the difficulty level of examination and the number of candidates appearing for the exam.

Minimum Cut-off for various categories

  • For general candidates – 105 marks.
  • For OBC candidates – 70 marks.
  • For SC candidates – 50 marks.
  • For ST candidates – 44 marks.

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JEE Main Counselling 2018

The counselling shall commence from 1st week of July, 2018. All the candidates who attain ranks in merit list shall be selected for counselling session. CSAB and JoSAA are the authorities looking after the counselling. There shall be four rounds of counselling out of which first three rounds shall be managed by JoSAA and the last one shall be managed by CSAB.

In total 22 IITs, 31 NITs and 18 other government funded Technical Institutes will be taken under the counselling by JoSAA in 2018.

The counselling process includes the following steps

1. Online registration:

The student can visit the official website of the JEE Main and log in the details. Next, JoSAA will get opened and further details can be filled to submit the form. It should be noted that all the details filled in should be verified before clicking on the submit button.

2. Choice filling and locking

The applicants can select the choices, institute name and academic programs. The choices should be selected and set in the decreasing order of preference. To change the filled choice click on the “Choice Interchange” option, followed by clicking on the Choice rearrange option. Once the choices are set, click on the “Save” option and then on the “Lock Choice,” option to finally submit the choices.

3. Allotment of seat

The seat allotment will take place by following the reservation norms, vacancies and choices which are filled by the student. The student will get informed through email/sms about the seat allotment, and he or she can download the seat allotment letter.

4. Fee payment and seat acceptance

Students need to pay the acceptance fee to confirm their seat allotment. Fee can be submitted through SBI net banking or e-challan.
The document verification should be performed in the reporting center for provisional seat acceptance. After the completion of process the provisional admission letter will be issued to the applicant.

5. Reporting at the allocated Institute

After the fee acceptance, students need to report at the allocated center. Also, they need to carry all the original documents while reporting at the allotted center.

Document required for counselling

Candidates need to bring the following valid documents at the couselling reporting center.

  • Three passport size photographs that were uploaded while registration.
  • Proof of fee payment for seat acceptance.
  • Provisional seat allotment letter.
  • JEE Main 2018 admit card and scorecard.
  • Photo identity proof.

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Amendments brought in last year for JEE Mains

  • There shall be no weight-age of marks achieved in the 12th standard board examination in calculating the All India Rank (AIR) of JEE Mains.
  • Candidates shall secure 75% marks (65% for SC/ST) in higher secondary examination or must be counted in the top 20 percentile in 12th standard of respective board examination. All the aspirants of Meghalaya, J&K and Assam need to enter bank account number, passport number, ration card number or any other valid Govt. Identity proof serial number to book the examination centre in their respective states only.
  • Candidates must fill their Aadhaar Card Number in the application form.

Answer Key

  • The answer key shall be provided by the CBSE for IIT JEE Main 2018.
  • This answer key shall be released for all sets of Joint Entrance Examination Main as well as for online exam.
  • Many private institutions also release their own answer key for the same exam.

Important points to look before filling the application form

  • Make sure the candidate has an Aadhaar Card to fill in the form.
  • Diploma candidate will not be allowed to directly secure seats based on the Joint Entrance Examination Mains, they also need to clear JEE Advanced for it.
  • OCI/PIO/NRI candidates need to enter passport details.
  • Candidates from Assam, J & K and Meghalaya states need to enter their valid Govt. Identity proof number like ration card number, bank account number, passport number, etc.

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JEE Main 2018 FAQs – Asked Questions

1. JEE Main Counselling

The counselling will start from 1st week of July 2018. The candidates who will attain merit will be chosen for the counselling. There shall be four rounds of counselling. The counselling is managed by JoSSA and CSAB. First three rounds are handled by JoSAA and the last one by the CSAB. The counselling is conducted for 22 IITs, 31 NITs and 18 other government funded technical institutes.

2. JEE Main 2018 Result

The result of JEE Main 2018 will be released on the website ( The result for paper-1 will be out in the last week of April 2018 and for paper-2 the results will be out in the last week of May 2018.

Candidates need to enter their roll number and their date of birth to get the result. The result will show the candidates their score and their eligibility for the JEE Advanced.

3. JEE Main Answer Key

The answer key will be released for all the sets of Joint Entrance Examination. Generally many private institutions release their own answer key. Students can cross check their answers and can get an idea of how many marks they shall be securing depending on the answers given.

4. JEE Main Admit Card 2018

Admit card will be available on the JEE Main website ( from the 1st week of March 2018. Admit card will have all the necessary details like name, date of birth and exam centre address. Candidates should download and thoroughly check the details on the admit card so that in case there are any mistakes then they can be corrected within time.

5. JEE Main 2018 Exam Centres

The exam centre is the place where online and offline exam will be conducted. Candidate will get the option of choosing four places in a priority manner. The entrance test is conducted in around 104 cities from 36 states and union territories, by the CBSE. Candidates are required to fill the exam centres carefully; because once the centre is filled it won’t change.

6. What is the JEE Main 2018 Application Fee?

The application fee depends on the category, gender, mode of examination (online or offline) and location of the exam centre (Local or global).

For offline mode, the general/OBC candidates and the SC/ST/PWD/women can fill the application form at per exam cost of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 respectively. In the same sequence if candidates want to give both the papers, they need to pay Rs. 1800 and Rs. 900 respectively.

For online mode, the general/OBC candidates and the SC/ST/PWD/women can fill the application form at per exam cost of Rs. 500 and Rs. 250 respectively. In the same sequence if candidates want to give both the papers, they need to pay Rs. 1300 and Rs. 650 respectively.

7. What is the JEE Main 2018 reservation criteria?

The reservation of seats in IITs, NITs and CFTIs shall be based on the classes/caste/tribes mentioned in the list provided by the central government.

  • For OBC candidates belonging to Non-creamy layer, 7.5% seats are reserved.
  • For SC/ST, 27% and 15% seats are reserved respectively.
  • For women, 5% seats are reserved.
  • Person with any recognized disability (40% or more), 3% seats are reserved.

8. What is the minimum eligibility for JEE Main 2018?

Following are the examinations a candidate needs to qualify in if he/she wishes to appear for the Joint Entrance Examination 2018 Exam:

  • 12th standard board examinations conducted by a recognized central/state board.
  • Intermediate or pre-University examination conducted by any board/University.
  • Any public school/board/university examination in India or in any foreign country.

9. How to Prepare for JEE Mains 2018?

Students need to thoroughly study their NCERT Books of 11th and 12th standards. After understanding the basic concepts and idea, one should start focusing on the JEE level questions, which are usually challenging than the ones provided in NCERT books. Start solving the sample papers and question papers of previous years. By doing so the student will be able to analyse the difficulty level of JEE Mains. Make sure to clear the basic concepts and practice regularly.

One can refer to books like R.D Sharma, H.C Verma and O.P Tandon, only after completing the NCERT books. Make proper plans and strategies to finish the preparation in time.

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All the best!

10. How to Make Correction in an Application Form?

For correction in the application form, a correction window will be made available online by CBSE in January 2018. Candidates need to correct their mistakes about the information provided in the form. Only the details of Aadhaar Card and personal details like image, signature, and thumb impression can be changed. Moreover, if candidates need to change the mode of examination from pen & paper to online mode, then it can be changed but one is not allowed to change from online to offline mode.

The candidate will be charged a balance fee for changing the details.

11. What is the minimum percentage required for JEE Main exam?

The candidates who have attained 45% marks in their 12th standard board examination or shall appear in the exam with subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2018.

For further admission in the IITs and NITs, the minimum marks requirement in class 12th board examination is 75%. On the other hand if a candidate has marks less than 75% then he/she needs to have the aggregate marks within the top 20 percentile candidates of his/her respective board.

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