JEE Main 2018
JEE Main 2018 is conducted by CBSE for admission to B.E./B.Tech & B.Arch courses. Paper 1 of JEE Main (B.E./B.Tech) is a gateway to various IITs, NITs, IIITs, GFTIs, SFTIs and NEUTs. Candidates who wish to apply to B.Arch. program, have to choose Paper 2 of JEE Main.
JEE Main is also a qualifying exam for applicants who wish to appear for JEE Advanced 2018. Approximately 13 lakh candidates are expected to apply for JEE Main 2018.
Given below are some quick facts about JEE Main 2018:
- The official JEE Main 2018 Notification is expected to release in November 2017.
- JEE Main 2018 Application Form can be filled in either online or offline between December 1, 2017 until January 2, 2018.
- CBSE mandates a candidate to have passed Class 12 examination with minimum 45% marks in each subject (40% in case of reserved categories). Check JEE Main Eligibility
- Paper 1 and 2 in Offline mode is expected to be conducted on April 01, 2018
- JEE Main 2018 Online Exam (Paper 1) will be conducted on April 07 & 08, 2018.
- Paper 1 will cover 3 subjects viz. Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics, while Paper 2 is divided into 3 sections- Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test. Check Detailed JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern
- JEE Main 2018 Result is expected to be declared on April 27, 2018. Check JEE Main 2018 Result
- Generally, the top 2.2 lakh rank holders who qualify JEE Main are shortlisted for JEE Advanced. The numbers are expected to rise this year.
- JEE Main Cut off is prepared on the basis of the normalized score. The expected JEE Main 2018 Cut off is:
- For General category, the minimum score required is 81.
- For OBC Category, the candidates must score 32
- For SC and ST categories, the minimum cut off score is 32 and 27 respectively.
- JEE Main Counselling is organized separately by two authorities- JoSAA and CSAB.
- The counselling for JEE Main 2018 will start from July 2018 (tentatively).
JEE Main 2018 Latest Updates
- Candidates from India are required to have Aadhaar Card in order to give the entrance exam.
- A provision for Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam applicants has also been made. For those sitting for the exam from these states have to provide the required details – Passport Number, Ration Card, Bank Account Number or any other Govt. Id Number while filling the JEE Main Application Form. Also they have to choose cities in these States as examination Centers.
- No weightage will be given to Class 12th marks in calculating All India Rank of JEE Main 2018.
Highlights of JEE Main 2018
|Highlights of JEE Main 2018|
|JEE Main 2018 Conducting Body||Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)|
|JEE Main 2018 Official Website||www.jeemain.nic.in|
|Exam Level||All India Level|
|Basic Eligibility||Class 12 with 45%|
|Number of Papers||2 (Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech and Paper 2 for B.Arch.)|
|Candidates Expected to Appear in JEE Main 2018||Over 13,00,000|
|Qualifying Rate in JEE Main||72%|
|JEE Main Helpdesk|
Interesting Facts about JEE Mains 2017
JEE Main 2017 Statistics
Below is an analysis of JEE Main 2017. Last year, nearly 11.86 lakh candidates registered for the exam. Out of these, only 11.21 kkh managed to appear for the exam. Majority of the candidates appeared for the online test (9.56 lakh). Out of the total who appear, only 2.21 lakh candidates managed to qualify for JEE Advanced 2017.
|Details||No. of Boys||No. of Girls||Transgender||Total|
|Candidates Registered for JEE Main 2017||8.56 lakh||3.29 lakh||3||11.86 lakh|
|Candidates Appeared in JEE Main 2017||8.17 lakh||3.04 lakh||2||11.21 lakh|
|Candidates Appeared for Offline Exam||6.92 lakh||2.64 lakh||1||9.56 lakh|
|Candidates Appeared for Online Exam||1.25 lakh||40,385||1||1.65 lakh|
|Candidates Qualified for JEE Advanced 2017||1.75 lakh||46,160||–||2.21 lakh|
State-wise Qualifying Candidates
The table below shows the state-wise number of candidates who passed JEE Main 2017. The maximum candidates qualified from Maharashtra (1,66,020), while the least qualified from Chandigarh (2,506).
Scores of Toppers
Here is the score and AIR 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 – Ananye Agarwal (Score 350)
AIR 4 – Vedant Raval (Score 345)
AIR 5 – Vishwajeet Agarwal (Score 345)
JEE Main 2018 Exam Dates
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will soon be announcing JEE Main 2018 exam dates. Candidates can check the tentative schedule for JEE Main 2018 given in the table below:
|Release of JEE Main 2018 Notification||November 2017|
|Release of JEE Main 2018 Application Form||December 01, 2017|
|Last date to fill JEE Main 2018 Application Form||January 02, 2018|
|JEE Main 2018 Application Form Correction Window||3rd Week of January 2018|
|JEE Main 2018 Admit Card will be issued on||2nd week of March 2018|
|JEE Main 2018 Offline Exam Date (Paper 1 and Paper 2)||April 01, 2018|
|JEE Main 2018 Online Exam Date (Paper 1)||April 07 & 08, 2018|
|Release of JEE Main 2018 Answer Key and OMR Sheet||April 18 –April 22, 2018|
|JEE Main 2018 Result Date||April 28, 2018|
|Announcement of Top 2,20,000 Candidates||April 28, 2018|
|Declaration of JEE Main All India Ranks||Before or on June 30, 2018|
JEE Main 2018 Eligibility
The eligibility criteria to be fulfilled by JEE Main aspirants is detailed below:
- Candidates should have passed Class 12 examination with minimum 45% marks in each subject (40% in case of reserved categories).
- Those who are applying for B.E./B. Tech must have Physics and Mathematics along with one of these subjects Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology.
- For admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs and CFTIs, candidates must have secured 75% or be in the top 20 percentile of the 10+2 exam conducted by CBSE or other respective state boards. For students from SC/ST category, the minimum aggregate is 65% in the 10+2 exam.
- The candidates who have applied for B.Arch. /B. Planning must have studied Mathematics. They should also score a minimum of 50% marks in total including the five subjects.
- Candidates appearing for class 12 examination in 2018 can also apply.
Number of Attempts
- A total of 3 attempts will be provided to clear JEE Main.
- The total attempts will be counted from JEE Main 2017.
- Candidates who have appeared for JEE Main 2017 for the first time, will be eligible to appear for JEE Main 2018.
- While JEE Advanced can be attempted twice in consecutive years.
- Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993 (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/PwD. i.e 1988).
JEE Main 2018 Reservation
CBSE will follow the Reservation Rules laid by the Government for admission process through JEE Main. Candidates 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-
|NCL-OBC (Non Creamy Layer - Other Backward Class)||27|
|Scheduled Castes (SC)||15|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||7.5|
|Persons with Disability (PwD)||3|
JEE Main 2018 Application Form
- JEE Main Application Form can be filled only on the official website i.e. jeemain.nic.in.
- Candidates can register themselves between December 01, 2017 till January 02, 2018 (expected).
- It is mandatory for all the applicants to possess a valid Aadhaar number to apply for JEE Main.
- Additionally, they should have a valid E-mail ID & mobile number through which CBSE will make any future correspondences.
How to Fill JEE Main Application Form?
The process of applying for JEE Main is broadly divided into 6 steps. Here are the steps to fill JEE Main 2018 Application Form:
- Visit the official website of JEE Main to apply.
- Click on the “Apply for JEE Main 2018” button to navigate to the registration page
- Click on Apply for JEE Main under New Registration tab
- Login using ID & Password
- Fill details in application form
- Choose a password of 8 to 13 characters with a capital letter, a small letter, a special character and a number.
- Upload scanned images i.e., coloured passport size recent photograph and signature
- Pay application fee using either debit card/credit card/ PayTM/ SBI Buddy Wallet/ Cash Card or by generating and submitting fee via E-challan.
- Submit form.
- Candidates can later check the status of their JEE Main Application Form.
- CBSE also provides the one-time facility for making changes in JEE Main Application Form in January.
JEE Main 2018 Application Fee
JEE Main Application Fee will vary according to:
- Candidates’ Category
- Choice of Paper (Paper I/Paper II/Both)
- Mode of Exam (Pen and Paper Based/Computer Based)
- Country of Exam Center (India/Outside India)
Below given is a table that mentions the JEE Main Application Fee for both the Indian and Foreign candidates:
|Examination||General/OBC (Offline Mode)||SC/ST/PWD/Girls||General/OBC (Online Mode)||SC/ST/PWD/Girls (Online Mode)|
|For Examination Centre in India||JEE Main Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) or JEE Main Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) only||INR 1000||INR 500||INR 500||INR 250|
|Both JEE Main Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) and JEE Main Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning)||INR 1800||INR 900||INR 1300||INR 650|
|For Examination Centre Outside India||JEE Main Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) or JEE Main Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) only||INR 2500||INR 1250||INR 2500||INR 1250|
|Both JEE Main Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) and JEE Main Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning)||INR 3800||INR 1900||INR 3800||INR 1900|
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JEE Main 2018 Admit Card
JEE Main 2018 Admit Card can be accessed from the official website of JEE Main i.e. jeemain.nic.in. It will be available from the first week of March 2018. This date is tentative, it may be postponed due to changes in the eligibility or extension of registration dates.
How to download JEE Main Admit Card?
Here are the steps to download the JEE Main Admit Card:
- Visit the official website and find the link “Download JEE Main Admit Card 2018”
- Click on the link and you are directed to a new page
- Enter your registration number and date of birth and submit the details
- Check details on the admit card and download the same.
Download Here JEE Main 2018 Admit Card
JEE Main 2018 Exam Centers
CBSE will conduct JEE Main across 104 cities in India and 9 international cities. Applicants will get a chance to choose their desired JEE Main Exam Center during JEE Main registration process.
- If the candidates opt for offline mode, they have to mention 4 preferences of JEE Main exam centers.
- In case, they opt for the computer based test, they can select only 1 preference in the application form.
However, the applicants should note that the final decision of allotting JEE Main Exam Centres in the hands of the hands of CBSE. The exam center which is finally allotted to the candidate will be mentioned in JEE Main Admit Card.
Documents Required at Exam Center
- Copy of Passing Certificate of class 12 or equivalent examination of year 2016 or 2015 if not opted for improvement
- Copy of improvement exam admit card if opted for an improvement exam
- Copy of Admit card for class 12th examination if appearing for class 12th examination.
JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern
- JEE Main Exam Pattern is defined by the conducting body, CBSE.
- This year, JEE Main 2018 will be conducted in April 2018.
- There will be two papers - Paper 1 is for the candidates appearing for B.E/B.Tech and Paper 2 for B.Planning/B.Arch aspirants.
Candidates can check below the pattern and marking scheme for both the papers.
JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern- Paper 1
|JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 1|
|Mode of Exam||Online and Offline|
|Sections||Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics|
|Questions in Each Section||30|
|Marking Scheme||+4 for correct answer; -1 for incorrect answer|
JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern- Paper 2
|JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 2|
|Sections||Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test|
|Questions in Each Section||50 from Aptitude test; 30 questions from Mathematics; 2 questions from Drawing Test|
|Marking Scheme||+4 for correct answer; -1 for incorrect answer|
Check Here Detailed JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern
JEE Main 2018 Paper Analysis
- As per the analysis of the last year, the offline exam was easier than the online sessions of JEE Main.
- Talking about the subject wise analysis, the Physics and Chemistry sections were easy. Mathematics section was found to be tricky.
- The more application based questions was also an advantage in 2017. Number of problem-solving questions made the paper lengthy and time-consuming. Many students failed to attempt questions left for review or questions left to do later.
- The focus of the question paper in the previous JEE Main exam was titled to the Class XII Syllabi. So the candidates are advised to focus more on the syllabus of Class XII in all the subjects than Class XI syllabus.
- However, the overall JEE Main exam was found to be easy, so the cut off was higher in comparison to the previous year’s.
Here is a subject wise analysis for the previous year paper:
Physics Section Analysis in JEE Main
Physics is found to be difficult by many students but last year Physics was found to be easier. Candidates 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 number of questions from each chapter in the Physics Syllabi:
Chemistry Section Analysis in JEE Main
- This section as per the student’s opinion was the easiest of all the three sections in JEE Main though the level of difficulty was similar to other years’ question paper. It had more theoretical questions than the calculation based which made this section less time-consuming.
- Same as the Physics section, the weightage of Class XII was comparatively more than the Class XI syllabi. The ratio of questions from class XII syllabi to questions from class XI syllabi was 3:2.
Here is a graphical representation of the previous year chapter wise weightage in Chemistry section of JEE Main:
Mathematics Section Analysis in JEE Main
From the analysis reported by institutes, students and experts, Mathematics section in JEE Main was toughest purely because of the length of the section. It included 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 found 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 2018 Syllabus
- The syllabus for JEE Main is based on topics from class XI & XII.
- The syllabus for paper 1 covers Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics topics while Paper-2 consists Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing sections.
- Candidates must be thorough with JEE Main Syllabus so as to know the correct preparation strategy.
- Without the syllabus, the candidates are likely to miss out some topics. But with the syllabus, the candidates can easily keep track of the topics they have to prepare.
Here are some of the important topics in JEE Main for both the papers:
Physics and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties of Solids and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases
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 processes, Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
Sets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Permutations And Combinations, Mathematical Induction, Binomial Theorem and its simple Applications, Sequences and Series, Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
Awareness of places, persons, buildings and materials, Texture and objects related to Architecture and building environment, Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings, Visualising different 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.
|Mathematics||Sets, Relations and Functions ,Complex Numbers, Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Mathematical Induction, Sequences and Series , Permutations and Combinations, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability,, Applications of Binomial Theorem, Integral Calculus, Differential Equation, Vector Algebra, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Three Dimensional Geometry, Probability, Statistics, and Mathematical Reasoning.|
|Drawing Test||Drawing and designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil, Transformation 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.|
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JEE Main 2018 Result
- JEE Main 2018 Result is expected to be declared on April 27, 2018.
- The result will be uploaded on the official website of CBSE.
- You can enter your Roll Number and Date of Birth to check JEE Main 2018 Result.
- CBSE publishes results in two stages-the candidates can access the JEE Main scorecards initially and then CBSE releases the AIR-All India Rank list.
- The AIR list will be tentatively published on June 30, 2018.
How to check JEE Main 2018 Result?
The candidates can check JEE Main 2018 Result via the following simple steps:
- Visit the official website for CBSE i.e. cbseresults.nic.in.
- Enter the following details- JEE Main Roll Number and DOB.
- After submitting, the candidates’ score card will be displayed.
- Download and take printout for future reference.
Details on JEE Main 2018 Rank Card
- All India Rank in JEE
- National Rank
- Category Rank
- Total Marks in JEE main
- Marks obtained in each paper
JEE Main 2018 Cut Off
- JAB (Joint Admission Board) will release JEE Main Cut Off after Results are declared.
- The cut off will be prepared on the basis of the All India rank-AIR list.
- JEE Main cut off scores will consist of the opening & closing ranks for each of the institutes.
- On the basis of the All India Rank list, the candidates can take admission in the B.E./ B.Tech program at NITs/IIITs/CFTIs and state-owned colleges accepting JEE Main Score.
- The expected JEE Main 2018 Cut off is indicated in the table below:
|OBC – NCL||49|
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JEE Main 2018 Counselling
JEE Main 2018 counselling process will commence from June 24, 2018 onwards. The counselling and seat allotment procedure for will start only after the declaration of results for JEE Advanced 2018.
There are 3 types of counselling bodies for JEE Main 15% All India Quota seats viz.
- JoSSA Counselling (Joint seat allocation authority) manages combined counselling and seat allotment procedure for all the IITs, ISM, IIITs, NITs and other government funded institutes (GFTIs).
- CSAB NEUT is conducted for seats available in NEUT (The North Eastern States and Union Territories).
- CSAB SFTI is conducted for SFTIs (Self-Funded Technical Institutes)
Here is a highlight table for the counselling sessions in JEE Main 2018:
|JoSAA Counselling begins from||First week of July 2018|
|Number of Institutes participating in JoSAA||93 (IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs)|
|Total Seats offered through JoSAA||34895 seats|
|Number of institutes participating in CSAB SFTI||21 Self- Financed Technical Institutes|
|Total seats in CSAB SFTI||16987 seats|
|Total NEUTs offering admissions||213 North Eastern and Union Territory Institutes|
|Seats offered by NEUTs||981 seats|
JEE Main 2018 FAQs
Ques. I am preparing for NATA 2018 as well as JEE Main 2018 for B. Arch. Kindly tell me what is the difference between both preparations? How much I need to do Mathematics and how much Drawing. I am really confused, please help as soon as possible.
Ans. The exam pattern for NATA as well as JEE Main Paper II for B. Arch. is fairly similar which is a great news for all the aspirants. There are 3 section 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.
NATA has 2 separate papers - Paper I for NATA drawing and Paper II for General Aptitude Test & Mathematics. Paper I will have 2 questions for the Drawing section. Paper II will have 30 multiple choice questions each for Aptitude Test and Mathematics. In drawing section, candidates have to draw or sketch a diagram asked in 3D/ 2D and theme sketch where the visualization, symmetry and sketching ability will be tested.
Mathematics is based on the class 11th and 12th section. So, you should strictly focus on the NCERT Textbooks and reference books taught at your school. For Drawing section, you need to practice hard as you need to get all the specifications and dimensions in place.
There is no separate preparation plan for NATA and JEE Main. JEE main scores are valid for admission to various NITs and CFTIs. It is also the qualifying exam to appear for JEE Advanced AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test). NATA is also a widely recognized exam for admission to 5 year integrated B. Arch. program in various State level and private architecture colleges in India.
Ques. Can I edit my category in JEE Main Application Form? I wrote general by mistake.
Ans. Yes, you can edit your category in the JEE Main Application Form 2018. The window for JEE Main Application Form correction will be open in January 2018..
Candidates have to login into the official website using login details such as Application Number and Password. JEE Main Form Correction facility is provided only once, i.e. no further opportunities will be given to candidates for making corrections so submit the details after through verification.
Ques. I have made a mistake in my photo that was uploaded in the JEE Main Application form? How to change it can I do it or not?
Ans. In case you have made any mistake while uploading the photograph in JEE Main Application Form, you can edit it by visiting the official website. For this, you have to click on “Remove discrepancy in uploaded images” link provided on the official website. Then, enter your application number and password to login.
After that, upload your new photograph or signature and click on save button to submit the changes.
Ques.What will the required rank for NIT Warangal JEE Main 2018 for OBC-NCL?
Ans.The expected opening and closing ranks in NIT Warangal through JEE Main 2018 for OBC NCL category is indicated in the table below:-
|Branch||Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
|Bio Technology (HS)||22889||27763|
|Bio Technology (OS)||37845||41140|
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? Whether I can write the exam or not? Where will be my examination center.
Ans. In case the examination center chosen by you is full, then you have to select another nearby exam center to give the JEE Main exam. The final decision regarding the allotment of JEE Main Exam Centers is in the hands of the CBSE. Check list of JEE Main Exam Centers
Ques.Sir I am from J&K and I passed class 12th last year with 72%. Am I eligible for JEE mains and can I get admission in a NIT?
Ans. Yes, you are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2018 (minimum 50% marks in PCM). To get admission in NIT, a candidate must secure at least 75% marks in 10+2 Exam (65% for SC/ST category) or be in the top 20 percentiles in the 10+2 exam conducted by respective boards.
Ques. Is it possibble to change the exam mode?
Ans. Yes, you can change the exam mode 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 issue an admit card to you. However, in this case candidates need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org providing both the application number and mentioning the application number, they want to consider.
Ques. My transaction failed while paying the application fee. What can be done?
Ans. If you come across this situation then you need to pay the fees again. In case you 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 through e-challan then you should quickly contact the concerned bank/branch.
Ques. How can Assam, J&K and Meghalaya candidates apply, having no aadhaar card?
Ans. Candidates 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 candidates have to select the exam city centre in these states only.
Ques. Can candidates with a Diploma apply for JEE Main?
Ans. Yes, diploma candidates can apply for JEE Main 2018 but only to fulfill the eligibility for JEE Advanced 2018. Diploma holders will not be eligible for admission to NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main channel.