|Start Date||End Date||Remark|
|Application Form Date||01-Sep-2018||30-Sep-2018|
|Examination Date||06-Jan-2019||20-Jan-2019||Exam is coming up|
JEE Main is a 3-hours period exam consisting of Objective Type and Drawing Aptitude (only for Paper 2) questions. Objective type questions are based on class 11 and 12th science syllabus. Check JEE Main Exam Format
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The official website of JEE Main 2018 is www.jeemain.nic.in. Offline Paper for JEE Main 2018 is scheduled for April 8, while the online exam will take place on April 15 & 16. Check JEE Main 2018 Exam Dates
To be applicable for admission to NITs, IITs, IIITs and CFTIs, the at least percentage is 75% marks in class 12. Check JEE Main Eligibility
For JEE Main Registration, CBSE introduced a new feature of slot booking for choosing a date and time slot only for the online method of the exam.
JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 covers 3 subjects viz. Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (based on 10+2 curriculum prescribed by CBSE).While JEE Main Paper 2 includes 3 sections- Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test.
JEE Main Cut off is prepared on the basis of the normalized score. The at least cut off for General category was 81 in 2017. Generally, top 2.24 lakh rank holders will be applicable to appear for JEE Advanced. JoSAA will organize Joint Counseling session for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced qualified aspirants.
JEE Main 2018 Admission Notice published at the website on October 28, 2017. CBSE has mandated the use of Aadhaar Number for JEE Main Registration.
This year, the authority has introduced some changes in the national level entrance exam. JEE Main 2018 changes are elucidated below:
|Highlights of JEE Main 2018|
|JEE Main 2018 Organizing Body||Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)|
|JEE Main 2018 Official Website||www.jeemain.nic.in|
|Exam Level||All India Level|
|The number of Papers||2 (Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech and Paper 2 for B.Arch.)|
|Aspirants Expected to Appear in JEE Main 2018||Over 13,00,000|
|Qualifying Rate in JEE Main||72%|
|JEE Main Helpdesk|
JEE Main 2018 exam dates have been released by CBSE along with the announce of official notification. Candidates can check the schedule for JEE Main 2018 in the table offered below:
|Announce of JEE Main 2018 Notification||November 20, 2017|
|Announce of JEE Main Application Form 2018||December 01, 2017|
|Last date to fill JEE Main Application Form 2018||January 01, 2018|
|JEE Main 2018 Application Form corrected Window||3rd Week of January 2018|
|JEE Main 2018 Hall Ticket will be allotted on||2nd Week of March 2018|
|JEE Main 2018 Offline Exam Date (Paper 1 and Paper 2)||April 08, 2018|
|JEE Main 2018 Online Exam Date (Paper 1)||April 15 & 16, 2018|
|Announce of JEE Main 2018 Response Key and OMR Sheet||April 24 – April 27, 2018|
|JEE Main 2018 Result Date||April 30, 2018|
|Releasement of Top 2,24,000 Aspirants||April 30, 2018|
|Declaration of JEE Main All India Ranks||Before or on June 30, 2018|
The eligibility criteria for JEE Mains 2018 is mentioned below:
|Criteria||Eligibility for Appearing in JEE Main||Relaxation (for reserved categories)|
|Age limit||Must have been born on or after Oct 1, 1993||5 Years relaxation for SC, ST, and PWD|
|At Least qualifying marks (for admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFTIs)||75% marks in aggregate||65% marks in aggregate|
|Year of passing class 12||Passing after 2015 or appearing in 2018||-|
|Total number of attempts||3||-|
CBSE will follow the Reservation Rules laid by GOI for admission procedure via JEE Main. Aspirants will be assigned All India Ranks (AIR) as per their respective categorical reservation policy.
The following categories will be considered in JEE Main along with percentage of reservation-
|Category||Reservation (in %)|
|Scheduled Castes (SC)||15|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||7.5|
|Persons with Disability (PwD)||3|
JEE Main Registration has started from December 1, 2017 at jeemain.nic.in. The last date to pay the application fee and taking print out of acknowledgment page is January 2, 2018. The application procedure contains 7 steps to clear the JEE Main Application Form. They are:
Fee payment can be made either via the Online or Offline method. JEE Main Application Fee varies according to:
The table is given below represents the application fee for both Indian and Foreign aspirants:
|Examination Paper||General/OBC (Offline Method)||SC/ST/PWD/Girls (Offline Method)||General/OBC (Online Method)||SC/ST/PWD/Girls (Online Method)|
|For Exam Centers in India|
|Paper 1||INR 1000||INR 500||INR 500||INR 250|
|Paper 2||INR 1000||INR 500||-||-|
|Both Papers||INR 1800||INR 900||INR 1300||INR 650|
|For Exam Centers Abroad|
|Paper 1||INR 2500||INR 1250||INR 2500||INR 1250|
|Paper 2||INR 2500||INR 1250||-||-|
|Both Papers||INR 3800||INR 1900||INR 3800||INR 1900|
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For JEE Main 2018 Registration, CBSE has introduced a new feature of slot booking. However, this feature is only reachable for aspirants opting JEE Main in the online method. This feature allows an aspirant to choose the date and time for the exam.
JEE Main Slot Booking will work on first come first serve basis and it is not compulsory to book a slot. Check Conditions and Process for JEE Main Slot Booking.
A proposal is going around and it might be possible that NTA (National Testing Agency) will conduct JEE Main from next year and ensures that the test “will be online, duly scrutinized and standardized”.
Below is an analysis of JEE Main 2017. Last year, almost 11.86 lakh aspirants registered for the exam. Out of these, only 11.21 lakh managed to appear for the exam. Majority of the aspirants appeared for the online test (9.56 lakh). Out of the total who appear, only 2.21 lakh aspirants managed to qualify for JEE Advanced 2017.
|Details||No. of Boys||No. of Girls||Transgender||Total|
|Aspirants Registered for JEE Main 2017||8.56 lakh||3.29 lakh||3||11.86 lakh|
|Aspirants Appeared in JEE Main 2017||8.17 lakh||3.04 lakh||2||11.21 lakh|
|Aspirants Appeared for Offline Exam||6.92 lakh||2.64 lakh||1||9.56 lakh|
|Aspirants Appeared for Online Exam||1.25 lakh||40,385||1||1.65 lakh|
|Aspirants Qualified for JEE Advanced 2017||1.75 lakh||46,160||–||2.21 lakh|
CBSE also offers JEE Main Form corrected for making changes in JEE the online form in January. Aspirants who have been sent a message or email by JEE Main Exam Authority can only remove discrepancy in uploaded images. Participants can check their form status later by logging into their portal. Also, the link for image corrected in JEE Main application form is activated at the official website.
Students from the states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland & Odisha who wish to take admission in BE/BTech course in these states should apply for JEE Main 2018 before January 1. As these states have joined JEE Main system for admission.
The hall ticket can be reached from jeemain.nic.in. This date is tentative, it may be postponed due to changes in the eligibility or extension of JEE Main registration dates. Download the hall ticket by logging in with Application Number and Password. in the first week of March 2018.
The exam will be organized in 258 cities across India and 10 international cities. Following documents have to be carried along with the hall ticket at the exam center: The exam center has to be chosen at the time of registration.
Types of Questions: Questions in JEE Main will be of Multiple Choice Questions. For Paper 2, drawing questions will be subjective.
The medium of Exam: The exam will be held in Hindi and English. Aspirants appearing from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can also choose Gujarati as the medium of JEE Main paper.
Course: Paper 1 is for the aspirants appearing for B.E/B.Tech and Paper 2 for B.Planning/B.Arch candidates.
The other details concerned to JEE Main Exam Format and marking scheme is mentioned below:
|Specifications||JEE Main Exam Format for Paper 1||JEE Main Exam Format for Paper 2|
|Method of Exam||Online and Offline||Offline|
|Sections||Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics||Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test|
|Questions in Each Section||30||50 - Aptitude test | 30 - Mathematics | 2 – Drawing Test|
|Period||3 hours||3 hours|
|Marking Scheme||+4 for accurate response | -1 for inaccurate response||+4 for accurate response | -1 for inaccurate response|
Note: The drawing questions will be carrying 70 marks. Check Here Detailed JEE Main 2018 Exam Format
Physics was established difficult by many students but last year Physics was established to be easier. Aspirants claimed it to be moderately difficult with more number of numerical and direct formulae based questions being an advantage. The ratio of questions from class XII to questions from class XI was 2:1. Here is a graphical representation of the number of questions from each chapter in the Physics Syllabus.
Here is a graphical representation of the earlier year chapter wise weight in Chemistry section of JEE Main.
From the analysis reported by institutes, students and experts, Mathematics section in JEE Main were toughest purely because of the length of the section. It comprised direct formulae based questions but the most of the questions consumed time in the calculations.
Here again, the questions from Class XII syllabi were given more focus than the questions from Class XI syllabi. The ratio of questions from Class XII to questions from Class XI syllabus was established to be 2:1 in this section. Here is chapter wise distribution of the questions in JEE Main Maths section.
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JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 includes of PCM of class 12 of CBSE board. While for Paper 2, the questions will be based on Mathematics, Aptitude, and Drawing. Check Here Best Books for JEE Main
Here are some of the important topics in JEE Main for both the papers:
|Physics||Physics and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties of Solids and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases|
|Chemistry||Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry, States of Matter, Solid State, Liquid State: Properties of liquids, Gaseous State, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Covalent Bonding, Molecular Orbital, Chemical Thermodynamics, First law of thermodynamics, Solutions, Equilibrium, Equilibrium involving chemical procedures, Redox Reactions, and Electrochemistry|
|Mathematics||Sets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Mathematical Induction, Sequences and Series, Permutations and Combinations, Limits, Continuity and Variousiability,, Applications of Binomial Theorem, Integral Calculus, Various Equation, Vector Algebra, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Three Dimensional Geometry, Probability, Statistics, and Mathematical Reasoning.|
|Aptitude Test||Awareness of places, persons, buildings and materials, Texture and objects concerned to Architecture and building environment, Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings, Visualising various sides of 3D objects, Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Analytical Reasoning, Three dimensional – perception and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, colour texture, building forms and elements, contrast and harmony.|
|Drawing Test||Drawing and designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and formats in pencil, Transpatternion of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, Elevations and 3 D views of objects Rotation, Development of surfaces and volumes, Generation of Plan, Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms, Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes (public space, festivals, market, street scenes, recreational spaces monuments, etc.), landscape (gardens, trees, river fronts, jungles, plants etc.) and rural life.|
CBSE has announced JEE Main mock test 2018 on December 13, 2017. Read the general instructions before attempting the mock test. The test can be reached from the official website of JEE Main and it doesn’t obligatory any login detail. This test should not be taken as a sample paper for the exam. It is offered for the test takers to understand the type of format of the online exam.
The exam organizing authority will announce the official response keys for both the papers of JEE Main after the exam. CBSE also announces the recorded answers of the OMR sheets. After the announcement of official response key, they can submit requests in case of any discrepancies. This way, aspirants can calculate their probable JEE Main Scores.
JEE Main 2018 Result is expected to be declared on April 30, 2018 at www.cbseresults.nic.in. Enter Roll Number and Date of Birth to check JEE Main 2018 Result. The following details are mentioned on JEE Main 2018 Rank Card- Result for both the papers is declared separately. The scorecard is announced on the day of result.
The table below shows the state-wise number of aspirants who passed JEE Main 2017. The maximum aspirants qualified from Maharashtra (1,66,020), while the least qualified from Chandigarh (2,506).
Other than Government engineering colleges, there are many private institutes that give admission based on JEE Main scores. If you have not prepared well for JEE Main or may not score better or don’t seek to take a drop or take admission in Government Engineering College, then check out the following article: Top 10 Engineering Colleges Accepting JEE Main 2018 Scores
Here are the scores and AIRs of the top rankers in JEE Main 2017. This will give you an idea about this year’s marks vs ranks.
AIR 1 – Kalpit Veerwal (Score 360)
AIR 2 – Vasu Jain (Score 350)
AIR 3 – Ananya Agarwal (Score 350)
AIR 4 – Vedant Raval (Score 345)
AIR 5 – Vishwajeet Agarwal (Score 345)
JAB (Joint Admission Board) will announce JEE Main Cut Off along with the result. It is the at least marks need by an aspirant to be applicable for admission to B.Tech/B.E. and B.Arch/B.Plan programmes in different participating institutes. JEE Main Cut off (2017) is indicated in the table offered below that can be considered as expected JEE Main 2018 cut off:
|OBC – NCL||49|
The procedure for JEE Main counseling will commence from June 24, 2018 onwards. The seat allocation process will be based on All India Ranks and will start after the declaration of results. The verification of documents for admission will be done at the time of seat allocation procedure. In 2017, the counseling and seat allocation was held in 7 rounds.
There are 3 counseling procedures for JEE Main 15% All India Quota seats viz.
|JoSAA Counseling begins from||1st week of July 2018|
|Number of Institutes participating in JoSAA||97 (23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 GFTIs)|
|Total Seats provided via JoSAA||36208 seats|
|Number of institutes participating in CSAB SFTI||17 Self-Financed Technical Institutes|
|Total seats in CSAB SFTI||12966 seats|
|Total NEUTs providing admissions||213 AICTE approved institutes|
|Seats provided via CSAB NEUTs||981 seats|
|Institutes||Available Programs||Total Number of Institutes||Total Seats Intake||General||OBC||SC||ST||PwD (Gen+SC+ST+OBC)|
JEE Main Rank Predictor by Collegedunia.com is an online tool which helps in generating All India Ranks (AIR), Top Applicable Colleges and the list of other colleges based on marks obtained in JEE Main. You can anticipate the result before the actual results are out. The details obligatory to be filled for using JEE Main Rank Predictor are:
Ques. I am preparing for NATA 2018 as well as JEE Main 2018 for B. What is the difference between in both the syllabi and the preparations? Arch.
Ans. The exam format for NATA as well as JEE Main Paper II for B. Arch. is fairly similar which is a great news for all the candidates. There are 3 sections in JEE Main Paper II – Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test. There will be 50 questions in the Aptitude section, 30 questions in the Mathematics section and 2 questions for the Drawing section based on Memory and 2D design.
Ques. Can I edit my category in JEE Main Application Form?
Ans.Yes, you can edit your category in the form during Form corrected. The window for JEE Main application form corrected will open in January 2018. Login with Application Number and Password to reach the form corrected.
Ques. I have made an error in uploading the photo in the application form. How can I edit it?
Ans.In case you have made an error while uploading the photograph in the application form, it can be edited during JEE Main Form corrected procedure which will become functional in January 2018.
Ques. I have done all steps for the JEE Main application and at last, they showed a message that my examination center (Ernakulam) is full. What is the solution for this? What will be my exam center then? Whether I can write the exam or not?
Ans.In case the opted Exam Center is full, then you have to select another nearby exam center to give the JEE Main exam. The final judgment regarding the allocation of exam centers is taken by CBSE.
Ques. Sir, I am from J&K and I passed class 12th last year with 72%. Am I applicable for JEE Mains and can I get admission in NIT?
Ans.Yes, you are applicable to apply for JEE Main 2018 (at least 50% marks in PCM). To get admission in NIT, an aspirant must secure minimum 75% marks in 10+2 Exam (65% for SC/ST category) or be in the top 20 percentiles in the 10+2 exam organized by respective boards.
Ques. Is it possible to change the exam method?
Ans.Yes, you can change the exam method but only from pen & paper examination to computer-based examination. The vice-versa is not possible.
Ques. I have submitted more than one form. Will my application be rejected?
Ans.No, the authority will merge both of your applications and on this behalf, they will allotment a hall ticket to you. However, in this case, aspirants obligatory to send an email to email@example.com providing both the application number and mentioning the application number, they seeking to consider.
Ques. My transaction failed while paying the application fee. What can be done?
Ans.If you come across this situation then you obligatory to pay the fees again. In case your balance is deducted due to any technical failure then the same would be refunded to your account within 7 to 10 days. If you have made the payment via e-challan then you should quickly contact the related bank/discipline.
Ques. How can Assam, J&K and Meghalaya aspirants apply, having no aadhaar card?
Ans.Aspirants who have passed/appearing the class 12th examination from Assam, J&K and Meghalaya states have to enter passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. Identity number. Such aspirants have to select the exam city center in these states only.
Ques. Can aspirants with a Diploma apply for JEE Main?
Ans.Yes, diploma aspirants can apply for JEE Main 2018 but only to fulfill the eligibility for JEE Advanced 2018. Diploma holders will not be applicable for admission to NITs and CFTIs via JEE Main channel.
Ques. I am from Nepal. Can I apply for Jee main?
Ans.Yes, you can apply for JEE Main. And select the Nepal Board during filling the application form. For more information check Application Procedure You have to fulfill the educational qualifications.
Ques. What is the important of organic Chemistry in JEE Main
Ans.Organic Chemistry has weight of at least 30-35% of chemistry part in JEE Main. Important topics of organic chemistry are general organic chemistry, alcohol, phenols and ether, aldehydes and ketones.
Ques. I am from Assam and I don't have aadhaar number and passport. Which number should I enter as my identification number?
Ans.If you don't have aadhaar number and passport number then you can enter any one of the followings, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number.
Ques. Can you suggest the top JEE Main coaching institute's in Delhi?
Ans.You can join any one of these institutes in Delhi- Narayna, Vidya Mandir Classes, Resonance, Aakash, Pi Education, FIIT JEE etc. These will offer you expert guidance.
Ques. This is my third attempt of JEE Main. Can I apply next year too?
Ans.There is a maximum of 3 attempts for JEE Main. Hence, you are inapplicable to appear in the next attempt.
Ques. How many institutes are participating in JoSSA Counseling this year?
Ans.There a total of 97 institutes (23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 GFTIs) that are participating in JoSSA Counseling 2018.
Ques. I have filled the application form under SC quota and i belong to defence services category as well, how will I be issued seat at NIT?
Ans.the seat allottment will be based on SC quota firstly, following which DS category conditions will be eligible. However, you will have to qualify the cut off set for SC quota in the cut off list.
Ques. What is the State of Eligibility for the Improvement Aspirants/Institution Abroad/NIOS?
Ans."If an aspirant has passed Class 12 or the equivalent qualifying examination from one state but appeared for improvement from another state, their state code of eligibility will be from where they have originally passed Class 12 or the equivalent qualifying examination. Indian nationals passing the equivalent qualifying examination from an institution abroad, their State of Eligibility will be determined based on their permanent address in India as offered in the Passport. Aspirant passed/appearing class 12th from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to the state in which the study Centre is situated. The State of Eligibility is not eligible for the aspirants belonging to Nepal /Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO."
Ques. I will complete my Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 2018. Can I apply for JEE Main 2018?
Ans.Yes, to appear in JEE Advanced, a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2018 but their ranks and scores for JEE Main will not be declared as diploma holders cannot apply for admission in NITs and CFTIs via JEE Main.
Ques. What is the admission process for admission in BArch course in an IIT via JEE Main 2018?
Ans.Aspirants appeared in JEE Main Paper 2 are applicable for admission to B. For taking admission to B.Arch. in IIT’s, there is a separate process for which they should see the respective websites of IITs. Arch. Course only in NITs/SPAs other CFTIs (where B.Arch. course is available).
Ques. I forgot to upload the photograph with name and date of taking photograph in JEE Main Application Form. Will my form be rejected?
Ans.No. JEE Main Application Form will not be rejected for uploading the photograph without the name and date of photograph is taken. Even no accuration is needed. In such case, you will be allotted hall ticket for appearing in the exam.
Ques. How much percentage of marks are needed to be applicable for JEE Main 2018?
Ans.There are no special criteria of at least percentage defined for appearing in JEE Main 2018. But for taking admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs, and CFTIs via JoSAA Counseling, an aspirant must secure an at least percentage of 75 or be in top 20 percentile in class 12. For SC/ST, the qualifying marks are 65%.
Ques. I am from West Bengal. What are the other engineering entrance exams that I can appear apart from JEE Main 2018?
Ans.Apart from JEE Main, you can appear for BITSAT, VITEEE, MU OET, SRMJEEE, UPSEE, AEEE, and WBJEE.
Ques. Is there any difference between JEE Main Syllabus and JEE Main Advanced Syllabus?
Ans.There is only a slight difference in the syllabi of both the exams. They are Sets, Relations, and Functions, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry, Mathematical Reasoning, Biomolecules, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Electronic Devices, Electromagnetic Waves, Communication Systems. There are certain topics that are covered in JEE Mains but not in JEE Advanced. Thermal Physics in Physics and Electrochemistry- Equivalent Organizeivity, Nuclear Chemistry in Chemistry has comprised JEE Advanced Syllabus.
Ques. Do I obligatory to apply to the participating colleges at the time of JEE Main Registration?
Ans.No. There is no provision of applying for colleges during JEE Main Registration. After the declaration of JEE Main Result, aspirants must register for JoSAA and CSAB for the counseling.
Ques. Which book can I prefer for JEE Main Paper 2?
Ans."Following books can be preferred for preparing for JEE Main Paper 2: A Clear Self Study Guide for B.Arch 2018 Entrance Examination (English) by P.K Mishra, Arihant Publications Verbal & Non Verbal Reasoning Book by R.S. Aggarwal Architecture Entrance Book by P.K. Arch (NATA/JEE) Main Exam Guide Paperback- 2017 by Nimish Madan NATA & B. (Main) - SC Garg Steps to Architecture: B. Arch/ B. Planning Aptitude Test for J.E.E. B. Mishra. ARCH Clear Self Study Material: Entrance Examination -2017 by Ar. Shadan Usmani"
Ques. What are HSC Vocational Courses?
Ans.Various states have various HSC vocational courses. You obligatory to verify them from your respective state.
Ques. Is my thumb impression necessary while filling JEE Main Application Form?
Ans.No, uploading a scanned copy of your thumb impression is not essential during JEE Main Registration.
NOTE: The entrance exam fee for JEE paper I Offline examination is Rs.1000/- for boys and Rs.500/- for Girls belonging to General and OBC Categories. For SC/ST/PWD categories, the fee for boys is Rs.500/- and for girls is Rs.500/-. In case the candidates apply for the computer based examination then the fee for boys from General and OBC groups are is Rs.500/- and for girls is Rs.250/-. The candidates from SC/ST/PWD categories will have to pay Rs.250/-, common for both girls and boys.
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