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JEE Main 2018 Admit Card, Exam Dates, Pattern and Syllabus

Updated On - March 23rd 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

JEE Main 2018 is conducted by CBSE for admission to B.E./B.Tech & B.Arch courses. JEE Main 2018 Admit Card issued at on March 12, candidates can download the admit card using Application Number and Password. Download Here 

Paper 1 of JEE Main (B.E./B.Tech) is a gateway to various IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. While JEE Main Paper 2 is held for admission to B.Arch course. Know More About JEE Main Paper 2

JEE Main is a 3-hours duration exam consisting of Objective Type and Drawing Aptitude (only for Paper 2) questions is scheduled for April 8 (offline), April 15 & April 16 (online). Objective type questions are based on class 11 and 12th science syllabus. Check JEE Main Exam Pattern

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JEE Main 2018 Latest Updates

  • Mar 20: Candidates can make changes in the Aadhaar Card details mentioned during JEE Main registration. Edit Now
  • Mar 12:JEE Main Admit card is made available on the official website. 
  • Mar 09: Executive Director of JAB released the schedule of JEE Main 2018 examination. Check Here
  • Jan 10: CBSE has notified JEE Main aspirants using scribe, they should be students of class XI from Science stream with Mathematics as one of the subjects. Read Here
  • Jan 01: The registration of JEE Main 2018 closed on January 1, 2018. 
  • Dec 13: Online Mock Test for JEE Main releasedat the website i.e. Under no circumstances, it should be presumed as a sample paper. The mock test can be taken in Hindi or English. Know More
  • Dec 08: CBSE has introduced an event of removing discrepancy in uploaded images in JEE Main Application Form. Click Here for Image Correction
SRMJEEE 2018 B.Tech Application Form

JEE Main Cut off is prepared on the basis of the normalized score. The minimum cut off for General category was 81 in 2017. Generally, top 2.24 lakh rank holders will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. JoSAA will conduct Joint Counselling session for both JEE Main and JEE Advanced qualified candidates. Check difference b/w JEE Main & JEE Advanced.

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. Read More...

CBSE Board uses different sets of question papers for both online and offline exams. It also ensures the same level of difficulty for each set of JEE Main question paper. This practice will be applicable for JEE Main 2018 also, as per the practice of the Board in the year 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017. Check the notice below:

JEE Main 2018 question paper

JEE Main 2018 Changes

This year, the authority has introduced some changes in the national level entrance exam. JEE Main 2018 changes are elucidated below:

  • JEE Main Exam Centers have been increased from 104 to 258 including the centers abroad. Check Here.
  • This time, scanned image of the signature of father/mother/guardian is also need to be uploaded. Check Here.
  • CBSE has announced, a diabetic candidate can now take fruits, sugar tablets and drinking water bottles inside the exam center. Read More.
  • For shortlisting for JEE Advanced, 4000 more candidates will be eligible in May 2018.
  • The total number of CFTIs participating in JEE Main has increased from 20 to 23.
  • Candidates from J&K, Assam, Meghalaya states will have to provide the Passport Number, Ration Card Number, or any other valid ID’s card number, if they don’t have Aadhaar Card. Read More.
  • The introduction of Slot Booking will allow candidates to book a slot for the online exam. Read More.
  • Candidates appearing from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli will have an additional choice of language, Gujarati besides English and Hindi.

Highlights of JEE Main 2018

JEE Main 2018 Conducting BodyCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
JEE Main 2018 Official 
Exam PeriodicityYearly
Exam LevelAll India Level
Exam TypeUnder-Graduate
Number of Papers2 (Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech and Paper 2 for B.Arch.)
Candidates Expected to Appear in JEE Main 2018Over 13,00,000
Qualifying Rate in JEE Main72%
JEE Main Helpdesk


JEE Main 2018 Dates

Offline Exam: April 8, 2018

Online Exam: April 15 – 16, 2018

JEE Main 2018 exam dates have been announced by CBSE along with the release of official notification. Aspirants can check the schedule for JEE Main 2018 in the table provided below:

Release of JEE Main 2018 NotificationNovember 20, 2017
Release of JEE Main Application Form 2018December 01, 2017
Last date to fill JEE Main Application Form 2018January 01, 2018
JEE Main 2018 Application Form Correction WindowJanuary 9 – 22, 2018
Issue of JEE Main 2018 Admit CardMarch 12, 2018 – Available for Download
JEE Main 2018 Offline Exam Date (Paper 1 and Paper 2)April 8, 2018
JEE Main 2018 Online Exam Date (Paper 1)April 15 & 16, 2018
Release of JEE Main 2018 Answer Key and OMR SheetApril 24 – April 27, 2018
JEE Main 2018 Result DateApril 30, 2018
Announcement of Top 2,24,000 candidates April 30, 2018
Declaration of JEE Main All India RanksBefore or on June 30, 2018

Schedule of JEE Main 2018

JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 & 2 (Offline mode) is scheduled for April 8 in 112 cities throughout India and abroad. Check the schedule of the offline mode examination from the table provided below:

JEE Main Paper | April 8Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech)Paper 2 (B.Arch./B.Planning)
Entry in the examination hall07:00 hrs (IST) onwards12:45 hrs (IST) onwards
Distribution of Test Booklet09:20 hrs (IST)13:50 hrs (IST)
Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/ opened to take out the Answer Sheet09:25 hrs (IST)13:55 hrs (IST)
Last entry in the Examination Hall09:30 hrs (IST)14:00 hrs (IST)
Test commences09:30 hrs (IST)14:00 hrs (IST)
Test concludes12:30 hrs (IST)17:00 hrs (IST)

In computer mode (online), this examination will be conducted as per below schedule:

JEE Main Paper | April 15 - 16Paper 1 - Shift 1Paper 1 – Shift 2
Entry in the examination hall07:00 hrs (IST) onwards12:45 hrs (IST) onwards
Last entry in the Examination Hall09:30 hrs (IST)14:30 hrs (IST)
Test commences09:30 hrs (IST)14:30 hrs (IST)
Test concludes12:30 hrs (IST)17:30 hrs (IST)

No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall after the time of last entry (i.e. 9.30 AM for Paper-1, 2.00 PM for Paper-2 and 2.30 PM for second shift of Paper-1).

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility

CBSE defines the eligibility criteria for JEE Mains 2018. It varies as per the program opted. It is mentioned below:

CriteriaEligibility for Appearing in JEE MainRelaxation (for reserved categories)
Age limitMust have been born on or after Oct 1, 19935 Years relaxation for SC, ST and PWD
Minimum qualifying marks (for admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFTIs) 75% marks in aggregate65% marks in aggregate
Year of passing class 12Passing after 2015 or appearing in 2018-
Total number of attempts3-
  • Only candidates, who have 40% or more disability, will be provided Scribe/Reader on the request of the candidate. Read More
  • Those who are applying for B.E./B.Tech must have Physics and Mathematics along with one of these subjects Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology.
  • The candidates who have applied for B.Arch./B.Planning must have studied Mathematics.
  • There is no pass percentage prescribed by CBSE to write JEE Main.
  • While JEE Advanced can be attempted twice in consecutive years.

JEE Main 2018 Reservation

CBSE will follow the Reservation Rules laid by GOI 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-

CategoryReservation (in %)
Scheduled Castes (SC)15
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5
Persons with Disability (PwD)3

JEE Main Application Form 2018

Availability of JEE Main Application Form: December 1, 2017 – January 2, 2018

JEE Main Registration was carried out on The last date to pay the application fee and taking print out of acknowledgement page was January 2, 2018. The application process contains 7 steps to complete the JEE Main Application Form. They are:

  1. Registration through Aadhaar Number
  2. Fill Online Application Form
  3. Verification of Mobile Number and Email ID
  4. Uploading of Images
  5. Fee Payment
  6. Slot Booking (only for Computer Based Test)
  7. Printing of Acknowledgement Page

Check Here How to Fill JEE Main Application Form?

JEE Main 2018 Application Fee

Fee payment can be made either through Online or Offline mode. JEE Main Application Fee varies 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)

The table given below represents the application fee for both Indian and Foreign candidates:

Examination PaperGeneral/OBC (Offline Mode)SC/ST/PWD/Girls (Offline Mode)General/OBC (Online Mode)SC/ST/PWD/Girls (Online Mode)
For Exam Centers in India
Paper 1INR 1000INR 500INR 500INR 250
Paper 2INR 1000INR 500--
Both PapersINR 1800INR 900INR 1300INR 650
For Exam Centers Abroad
Paper 1INR 2500INR 1250INR 2500INR 1250
Paper 2INR 2500INR 1250--
Both PapersINR 3800INR 1900INR 3800INR 1900

JEE Main Slot Booking

For JEE Main 2018 Registration, CBSE has introduced a new feature of slot booking. This feature allows a candidate to choose the date and time for the exam. However, this feature is only accessible for candidates opting JEE Main in online mode. 

JEE Main Slot Booking will work on first come first serve basis and it is not mandatory to book a slot. Check Conditions and Procedure for JEE Main Slot Booking.

A proposal is going around and it might be possible that NTA (National Testing Agency) will organize JEE Main from next year and ensures that the test “will be online, duly scrutinized and standardized”. Read More.

JEE Main Statistics

For JEE Main 2018, around 11.5 lakh candidates have registered. Out of which, 2.25 lakh have opted for Online mode examination while 9.25 lakh candidates will take JEE Main in offline mode. As compared to last year, the numbers show an overall dip in registrations but rise in test takers for computer-based examination.

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 lakh managed to appear for the exam. Majority of the candidates appeared for the online test (9.56 lakh). Out of the total who appeared, only 2.21 lakh candidates managed to qualify for JEE Advanced 2017.

DetailsNo. of BoysNo. of GirlsTransgenderTotal
Candidates Registered for JEE Main 20178.56 lakh3.29 lakh311.86 lakh
Candidates Appeared in JEE Main 20178.17 lakh3.04 lakh211.21 lakh
Candidates Appeared for Offline Exam6.92 lakh2.64 lakh19.56 lakh
Candidates Appeared for Online Exam1.25 lakh40,38511.65 lakh
Candidates Qualified for JEE Advanced 20171.75 lakh46,1602.21 lakh

JEE Main Form Correction

Dates for JEE Main Form Correction: January 9 – 22, 2018

CBSE also provides JEE Main Form Correction for making changes in the online form. Applicants can check their form status later by logging into their portal. Also, the link for image correction in JEE Main application form is activated at the official website.

Candidates who have been sent a message or email by JEE Main Exam Authority can only remove discrepancy in uploaded images. Read More.

JEE Main Photo Size

ImageFile sizeDimensionsFile Format
Photograph (with name and date of taking photo)4 kb to 40 kb3.5 cm x 4.5 cm JPEG/JPG
Signature of Candidate1 kb to 30 kb3.5 cm x 1.5 cm JPEG/JPG
Signature of Father/ Mother/ Guardian1 kb to 30 kb3.5 cm x 1.5 cmJPEG/JPG

JEE Main Admit Card and Exam Center

Release of JEE Main Admit Card: March 12

The admit card has released online at To download JEE Main Admit Card, enter Application Number and Password. The exam will be conducted in 258 cities across India and 10 international cities.

Public notice on the release of JEE Main admit card (March 9) can be found below:

JEE Main Admit Card

JEE Main exam center has to be chosen at the time of registration.  Following documents have to be carried along with the admit card at the 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

Highlights of the paper pattern of JEE Main is as follows:

  • Types of Questions: Questions in JEE Main will be of Multiple Choice Questions. For Paper 2, drawing questions will be subjective.
  • Medium of Exam: The exam will be held in Hindi and English. Candidates appearing from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli can also choose Gujarati langguage as the medium of JEE Main paper.
  • Course: Paper 1 is for the candidates appearing for B.E/B.Tech and Paper 2 for B.Planning/B.Arch aspirants.

The other details related to JEE Main Exam Pattern and marking scheme is mentioned below:

SpecificationsJEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 1JEE Main Exam Pattern for Paper 2
Mode of ExamOnline and OfflineOffline
Total Questions9082
SectionsPhysics, Chemistry & MathematicsAptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test
Questions in Each Section3050 - Aptitude test | 30 - Mathematics | 2 – Drawing Test
Duration3 hours3 hours
Total Marks 360390
Marking Scheme+4 for correct answer | -1 for incorrect answer+4 for correct answer | -1 for incorrect answer
Note: The drawing questions will be carrying 70 marks.  Check Detailed JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

Is it better to take a drop for JEE Main Preparation?

It becomes a big dilemma for students to decide whether to take admission in the first attempt or give the next try by taking a drop. Even for many of the students, it is quite difficult to bridge the gap between board exams and preparation for JEE Main. Read: Pros and cons of taking a drop? 

JEE Main Paper Analysis (2017)

  • 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. The 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 years.

Physics Section Analysis in JEE Main

Physics was found 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 the number of questions from each chapter in the Physics Syllabi:


JEE Main Physics Weightage, JEE Main, JEE Main 2018, JEE Main Exam Pattern, JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018

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:

JEE Main Chemistry Weightage, JEE Main, JEE Main 2018, JEE Main Exam Pattern, JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018

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:

JEE Main Maths Weightage, JEE Main, JEE Main 2018, JEE Main Exam Pattern, JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018

Check Here Complete JEE Main Paper Analysis

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus

JEE Main Syllabus for Paper 1 comprises of PCM of class 12 of CBSE board. While for Paper 2, the questions will be based on Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing. Check HereBest Books for JEE Main

Here are some of the important topics in JEE Main for both the papers:

SubjectImportant Topics
PhysicsUnits and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties of Solids and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases
ChemistrySome 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
MathematicsSets, 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.
Aptitude TestAwareness 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.
Drawing TestDrawing 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, riverfronts, jungles, plants etc.) and rural life.

Check JEE Main Syllabus with Weightage

JEE Main 2018 Mock Test

Release of JEE Main Mock Test: December 13, 2017

CBSE has released JEE Main mock test 2018 at its official website. This test should not be taken as a sample paper for the exam. It is provided for the test takers to understand the type of pattern of the online exam. The test can be accessed from the official website of JEE Main and it doesn’t need any login detail. Read the general instructions before attempting the mock test. Read More

JEE Main Sample Papers

JEE Main Answer Key

Release of JEE Main Answer Key 2018: April 24 – 27, 2018

The exam conducting authority will release the official answer keys for both the papers of JEE Main after the conclusion of exam. CBSE also releases the recorded responses of the OMR sheets. This way, candidates can calculate their probable JEE Main Scores.

After the release of official answer key, candidates can submit requests in case of any discrepancies. While challenging the answer key, they also have to submit the proof to prove their challenge for a particular question. Read More

JEE Main 2018 Result

Declaration of JEE Main Result: April 30, 2018

The result will be published online at Enter Roll Number and Date of Birth to check JEE Main 2018 Result. Result for both the papers is declared separately. The scorecard is released on the day of result. The following details are mentioned 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
  • Qualifying Status for JEE Advanced

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).

Andhra Pradesh80,119
Madhya Pradesh67,169
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 want 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

JEE Main 2017 Toppers & 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 – Ananye Agarwal (Score 350)

AIR 4 – Vedant Raval (Score 345)

AIR 5 – Vishwajeet Agarwal (Score 345)

JEE Main 2018 Cut Off

JAB (Joint Admission Board) will release JEE Main Cut Off along with the result. It is the minimum marks required by a candidate to be eligible for admission to B.Tech/B.E. and B.Arch/B.Plan programmes in various participating institutes.

JEE Main Cut off (2017) is indicated in the table provided below that can be considered as expected JEE Main 2018 cut off:

CategoryQualifying Marks
Schedule Caste32
Schedule Tribe27

JEE Main 2018 Counselling and Seat Allotment

The process for JEE Main counselling will commence from June 24, 2018 onwards. The seat allotment procedure 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 allotment process. In 2017, the counselling and seat allotment was held in 7 rounds.

There are 3 counselling processes for JEE Main 15% All India Quota seats viz.

  1. JoSAA Counselling (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) manages combined counselling and seat allotment procedure for all the IITs, IIITs, NITs and other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).
  2. CSAB NEUT is conducted for seats reserved in AICTE approved Institutes in India that are not covered under CSAB for the North Eastern States & Union Territories (NEUT).
  3. CSAB SFTI is conducted for admission in Self-Funded Technical Institutes. 

Highlights of JEE Main Counselling

JoSAA Counselling begins from1st week of July 2018
Number of Institutes participating in JoSAA97 (23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 GFTIs)
Total Seats offered through JoSAA36208 seats
Number of institutes participating in CSAB SFTI17 Self-Financed Technical Institutes
Total seats in CSAB SFTI12966 seats
Total NEUTs offering admissions213 AICTE approved institutes
Seats offered through CSAB NEUTs981 seats

JEE Main Seat Intake

InstitutesAvailable ProgramsTotal Number of InstitutesTotal Seats IntakeGeneral OBC SC ST PwD (Gen+SC+ST+OBC)

JEE Main Rank Predictor

JEE Main Rank Predictor by is an online tool which helps in generating All India Ranks (AIR), Top Eligible 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 need to be filled for using JEE Main Rank Predictor are:

  • Name
  • Contact Number
  • Your email ID
  • Category (AI/HS-General/OBC/SC/ST)
  • Home State
  • JEE Main 2018 Registration Number
  • Course Applied
  • Total Score (Out of 360)
  • Sectional Score (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)
  • Preferred Location
  • Preferred Branch

JEE Main Rank Predictor, JEE Main College Predictor

JEE Main Helpline

JEE (Main) Unit Central Board of Secondary Education

Plot No. 149, Block - H,

Sector - 63, Noida - 201309

Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)


Helpline No.: 7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526


Ques. I am preparing for NATA 2018 as well as JEE Main 2018 for B. Arch. What is the difference between in both the syllabi and the preparations?

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 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 Correction. The window for JEE Main application form correction will open in January 2018. Login with Application Number and Password to access the form correction.

Ques. I have made a mistake in uploading photo in the application form. How can I edit it?

Ans.In case you have made any mistake while uploading the photograph in the application form, it can be edited during JEE Main Form Correction process 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? Whether I can write the exam or not? What will be my exam center then?

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 decision regarding the allotment 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 eligible for JEE Mains and can I get admission in 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 possible 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 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.

Ques. I am from Nepal. Can I apply for JEE main?

Ans.Yes you can apply for JEE Main. You have to fulfil the education qualifications. And select the Nepal Board during filling application form. For more information check Application Process

Ques. What is the importance of Organic Chemistry in JEE Main?

Ans.Organic Chemistry has weightage 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 institutes 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 provide you expert guidance.

Ques. This is my third attempt of JEE Main. Can I apply next year too?

Ans.There are a maximum of 3 attempts for JEE Main. Hence, you are ineligible to appear in the next attempt.

Ques. How many institutes are participating in JoSSA Counselling this year?

Ans.There a total of 97 institutes (23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 GFTIs) that are participating in JoSSA Counselling 2018.

Ques. I have filled the application form under SC quota and I belong to defence services category as well, how will I be allotted a seat at NIT?

Ans.the seat allocation will be based on SC quota firstly, following which DS category conditions will be applicable. 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 Candidates/Institution Abroad/NIOS?

Ans. If a candidate 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 provided in the Passport. Candidate passed/appearing class 12th from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to the state in which the study Centre is located. The State of Eligibility is not applicable for the candidates belonging to Nepal /Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO.

Ques. I will clear 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 through JEE Main.

Ques. What is the admission procedure for admission in BArch course in an IIT through JEE Main 2018?

Ans.Candidates appeared in JEE Main Paper 2 are eligible for admission to B. Arch. Course only in NITs/SPAs other CFTIs (where B.Arch. course is available). For taking admission to to B.Arch. in IIT’s, there is a separate procedure for which they should see the respective websites of IITs.

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 correction is required. In such case, you will be issued admit card for appearing in the exam.

Ques. How much percentage of marks are required to be eligible for JEE Main 2018?

Ans.There is no special criteria of minimum percentage defined for appearing in JEE Main 2018. But for taking admission in NITs, IIITs, IITs and CFTIs through JoSAA Counselling, a candidate must secure a minimum percentage of 75 or be in top 20 percentile in class 12. For SC/ST, the qualifying marks is 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, COMEDK UGET, 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. Thermal Physics in Physics and Electrochemistry- Equivalent Conductivity, Nuclear Chemistry in Chemistry is included JEE Advanced Syllabus. There are certain topics that are covered in JEE Mains but not in JEE Advanced. They are: Sets, Relations and Functions, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry, Mathematical Reasoning, Biomolecules, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Electronic Devices, Electromagnetic Waves, Communication Systems. 

Ques. Do I need 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, candidates must register for JoSAA and CSAB for the counselling.

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 Complete 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. Mishra. B. Arch/ B. Planning Aptitude Test for J.E.E. (Main) - SC Garg Steps to Architecture: B. Arch (NATA/JEE) Main Exam Guide Paperback- 2017 by Nimish Madan NATA & B. ARCH Complete Self Study Material: Entrance Examination -2017 by Ar. Shadan Usmani.

Ques. What are HSC Vocational Courses?

Ans.Different states have different HSC vocational courses. You need 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.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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Rishabh Mishra

I have opted for offline mode exam in JEE Main and I want to book the slot? How can I? PLEASE HELP ME

23 Mar, 2018 15:00
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Rishabh, The slot booking process is accessible for candidates opting JEE Main in online mode only.

23 Mar, 2018 15:18
Rishabh Mishra

What if the certificate issuing authority treat me as OBC creamy layer and refuse to issue me OBC NCL certificate?

23 Mar, 2018 14:58
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Rishabh, The authority has some checkpoints for issuing OBC NCL certificate. If you come under creamy layer then you will not be given the certificate for OBC NCL.

23 Mar, 2018 15:17
Sakshi Tyagi

I have scored fewer marks in Mathematics CBSE Improvement Examination than the previous year. Can you tell me which marks (best five) would be considered for JEE Main?

23 Mar, 2018 14:37
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sakshi, Generally, students choose those marks which are greater but I suggest you choose those which help you to achieve better percentile. In case of improvement, individual subject marks are not considered. What is considered is total percentage you scored. The year in which you have scored more % will be considered. Just be sure of the subjects (any 1/2/3/4/ or all 5) that can fetch you at least 75% marks to be eligible for JEE Main 2018.

23 Mar, 2018 14:43
Shivanshi Singh

Is there any criteria for minimum percentage one must have in Class 12th to be eligible to take JEE Main?

23 Mar, 2018 13:30
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Shivanshi, Yes, candidates of General Category must have secured a minimum aggregate of 75% marks in 2 and candidates of Reserved Category must have 65% marks.

23 Mar, 2018 14:48
Shubham garg

Is there any special privilege offered to diabetic candidates appearing in JEE Main?

23 Mar, 2018 13:16
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Shubham, A diabetic candidate can now take fruits, sugar tablets and drinking water bottles inside the exam center.

23 Mar, 2018 13:18
Shubham garg

Is there any limitation regarding the total number of attempts for JEE Main?

23 Mar, 2018 13:16
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Shubham, The number of attempts for JEE Main is limited to 3.

23 Mar, 2018 13:18
Soumya Sehgal

Does CBSE release an official mock paper for JEE Main?

23 Mar, 2018 13:14
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Soumya, Yes. Each year, CBSE publishes an official mock paper at its website. This is available near to the exam date. The mock test for JEE Main helps understand the expected paper pattern and nature of questions.

23 Mar, 2018 13:19
Soumya Sehgal

I have been appearing for JEE Main for the past two years. Am I eligible to apply this year?

23 Mar, 2018 13:14
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Soumya, A candidate can take JEE Main for a maximum of three times. Also, there is no relaxation for reserved category candidates. Hence, this year will be your last attempt.

23 Mar, 2018 13:19
anupama singh

I am from Gujarat. Can I appear for JEE Main 2018 in my native language?

23 Mar, 2018 13:14
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Anupama, Yes, Candidates belonging to Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli can choose Gujarati as their medium of question paper.

23 Mar, 2018 13:20
Richa Sharma

Which are the best preparation books for JEE Main that can be preferred for exam preparation?

23 Mar, 2018 12:08
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Richa, The following reference books can be preferred for the exam preparation:





Paper 1

Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma - Volume 1 and Volume 2

Complete Chemistry for JEE Main 2016 by NCERT

IIT Mathematics by R.D Sharma

Paper 2

Architecture Entrance Book by P.K. Mishra.

Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Book by R.S. Aggarwal

The Pearson Guide to Complete Mathematics for JEE by SL Loney

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23 Mar, 2018 12:20
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