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Updated On - February 23rd 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

CBSE will announce JEE Main Results 2018 separately for Paper 1 and Paper 2. To view the results, enter Roll No. and DOB (dd/mm/yyyy) at JEE Main Paper 1 Result 2018 will be released on April 28 while Paper 2 results will be available in the month of May 2018. The coordinating body releases the results in the form of Scorecard and Ranks. The expected JEE Main Cut Off for General category is 81.

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JEE Main 2018 (Paper 1 and Paper 2) are scheduled for April 8 (Offline), April 15 & April 16 (Online) respectively. Top 2.2 lakh rank holders will be shortlisted for JEE Advanced. The following graph represents JEE Main state-wise qualifier list for the year 2017. Maharashtra ranks first with the highest number of qualifiers i.e. 166020-

JEE Main result, JEE Main Result 2018

How to Check JEE Main 2018 Result?

CBSE will declare JEE Main Results in April at The link is also provided on the home page of Steps to check JEE Main Result and downloading the scorecard are mentioned below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CBSE Results

Step 2: Search for JEE Main 2018 Results and click on it


Step 3: Enter Roll Number and Date of Birth

Step 4: Verify and submit the details

Step 5: Save and download JEE Main scorecard for future correspondence.

The page will have candidate’s personal details like roll no., name, date of birth, father’s name, category and state code of eligibility. Apart from this, the individual marks in each subject with total marks in JEE Main will be mentioned in the document. The cut off scores for JEE Advanced will also be shown as per the category.

Sample of JEE Main Score Card/ Rank Card

JEEMainScorecard, JEEMainrankcard
  • The document will not be sent via mail/ SMS/ post, it will be available online only.
  • The rank card of JEE Main must be carried at the time of JEE Main Counselling.
  • It will carry the All India Rank, Candidate’s Name, Roll Number, Category wise rank and total marks obtained.

Latest Update:
–– Class 12 marks are not considered for calculating normalized scores, as decided by CBSE.
–– For candidates to qualify for admission to IITs/ NITs/IIITs or GFTIs, should score a minimum 75% marks (65% for SC/ ST) in class 12th or be in top 20 percentile in class 12th exam.
–– Top 2 lac candidates qualifying JEE Main can appear for JEE Advanced, scheduled for May 20, 2018. Know more

JEE Main 2018 Answer Key

  • CBSE will release the answer keys and images of response (OMR) sheet of the examinations at
  • Visit the website from April 24 to April 27, 2018 to check JEE Main Answer Keys. 
  • Candidates unsatisfied with the captured responses can challenge by filling an online application form and paying INR 1000 per question.
  • Challenge of answer keys will be accepted online only upto 11:59 PM.
  • Payment can be made via credit/ debit card.
  • Fee once paid is non-refundable, however, in case the challenge is accepted by the Board, the fee for each accepted challenge will be refunded on the candidate’s concerned card.

Check DetailedJEE Main Answer Keys

Note: The JAB’s/ CBSE’s decision on the challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained.

JEE Main Rank Calculation

Merit list will be declared at the time of counselling and class 12 marks will not be considered for rank calculation. Formula used for calculating JEE Main score is- 

JEE Main Score = 4 marks x number of correct answers - number of wrong answers x 1

The actual scores of candidates in JEE Main 2018 will be used to calculate the ranks. AIR will be affected directly by the scores obtained in JEE Main i.e. higher the scores, better the rank in JEE Main 2018. In case, two or more candidates score equal marks, then the tie-breaking rule or inter-se-merit will be applicable.

JEE Main Participating colleges, JEE Main 2018

JEE Main 2018 Inter-se-merit Rule

In case, candidates secure same marks/ score in JEE Main, then tie-break criteria will be applied. Check the application and guidelines of inter-se-merit for JEE Main:

Tie-break criteria BE/B.Tech (other than IITs)

Higher Marks in Mathematics > Higher Marks in Physics > Ratio of Negative and Positive Marks (Higher Absolute Value) > Same Rank

Tie-break criteria for B.Arch (other than IITs)

Higher Marks in Aptitude Test > Higher Marks in Drawing Test > Ratio of Negative and Positive Marks (Higher Absolute Value) >Same Rank

In case the tie is not broken, the candidates will be given same ranks. 

JEE Main 2018 Counselling

  • The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSSA) holds JEE Main Counselling and Seat Allotment for JEE Main and JEE Advanced candidates.
  • There is a maximum of six rounds. 
  • Candidates will be called on the basis of their ranks in the JEE Main Rank List. 
  • There are 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs) participating institutes.
  • The entire seat allocation and admission process would be managed through centralized JEE Main Counselling.

JEE Main 2018 Seat Allotment

  • Candidates are allotted seats on the basis of their merit and availability of seats. 
  • Before the actual seat allotment, mock allotment of seats will take place in two rounds.
  • This allows candidates to know the seat allotment process and this way, they will also be able to know and choose better preferences for themselves in the main rounds.

JEE Main Result – FAQs

Ques. When will JEE Main Result of Computer Based Examination be declared?

Ans. JEE Main Result for both the modes of Paper 1 will be declared on April 28, 2018.

Ques. What are the qualifying marks for JEE Main 2018?

Ans. The qualifying marks for JEE Main is the cut off which is mentioned on the Scorecard. The expected qualifying marks for JEE Main 2018 is mentioned below-

CategoryJEE Main 2018 Qualifying Marks (expected)
Schedule Caste32
Schedule Tribe27

Ques. Do I have to fill the application form separately for each JEE Main participating college?

Ans. No. The entire seat allocation and admission process of all the participating colleges (22 IITs, ISM, 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 20 GFTIs) would be managed through centralized JEE Main Counselling. The seat allotment process of JEE Main is conducted by JoSAA

Ques. How can I download my JEE Main scorecard?

Ans. A simple 4 step process to download the JEE Main scorecard is as follows:

  1. Open the official website:
  2. Look for the link that reads “JEE Main 2018 result”.
  3. Click on the link and provide the details of the Roll Number and Date of Birth.
  4. Click on submit button and your JEE Main 2018 score is displayed on screen.

Ques. How is JEE Main Rank/ Merit List prepared?

Ans. JEE Main 2018 Score will be used to prepare All India Rank (AIR) List and State Merit Lists on the basis of which seats will be allocated to NITs, IIITs and other Central and State Government funded institutes.

Ques. Which Board conducts the counselling for SFTIs and NEUTs?

Ans. For admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs, JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) conducts the counselling. While for SFTIs and NEUTs, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) conducts the counselling.

Ques. What is Normalization of Marks in JEE Main 2018?

Ans. The normalization criteria for the examination is as follows:

  • Calculation of normalized marks will be done without considering the Class XII marks.
  • Candidates with 75% marks (65% for reserved categories) in Class XII will qualify for JEE Advanced.
  • Candidates within top 20 percentile in their state board also qualify for JEE Main Counselling.
  • Normalization is calculated with the number of candidates in the group with aggregate marks less than the candidate divided by the total number of candidates and multiplied by 100.

*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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1 Comment
Parmit Kaur

Sir, My daughter scored 182 marks in JEE main paper 2...and HV got AIR 23511...can she get admission in any of NIT for B.Arch. ?(general candidate)

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

Hi Parmit, to get cut off details for NIT Colleges to B. Arch. Course based on JEE Main score, please find the link

26 Apr, 2017 13:41

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