Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2018

Before discussing all the details about the JEE Main exam, let’s know the basic knowledge about the India’s one of the biggest exams, Joint Entrance Exam Main (JEE Main). JEE Main is a national level undergraduate (UG) engineering entrance exam conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to B.Tech/B.E programs in NITs (National Institutes Of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institute Of Information Technology) and CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institutes). It is also the first stage for admission in IITs (Indian Institute Of Technology).

This Examination, originally called AIEEE, was renamed as Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT Main) in April 2013. IIT Mains exam held in the first week of April and the result declares in the last week of May month or in the first week of June. All the candidates that participate in the exam are given ranks on the basis of all India and state. Thus, candidates get an All India Rank (AIR) and State Rank (SR). For more information about JEE Main Exam, Click Here.

JEE Main

CBSE has released the notification or information Broucher for the JEE Main 2018. The Offline exam or Pen & Paper mode exam will be conducted on 8th April 2018 and Online Exam or Computer Based Test (CBT) will be held on 15th & 16th April 2018. The application forms will be available from 1 December 2017 to 1st January 2018 in online mode. The last date to pay the Application form fees is 2nd January 2018. Go through the complete article to get all information about JEE Main Exam 2018 like important dates, application form details, syllabus, exam pattern, result, cutoff etc.

JEE Main 2018 Overview

Let’s take a look at the overview of the JEE Main 2018 to get the brief information about the exam.

Information Description
Exam Name Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Examination Mode Online & Offline
Category of Exam National Level Undergraduate Exam
Time Duration 3 Hours
Type of Questions MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total Number of Questions 90 Questions (30 questions each in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)
Total Marks 360
Marking Scheme
  • +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • -1 for each wrong answer.

Important Dates

It’s very important to know all the dates of the events that will happen in the exam. From the below table you can know about all the events and dates of the JEE Main exam 2018.

S.No. Events Date
1 Availability of Application Form 1st December 2017
2 Last Date of Applying 1st January 2018
3 Last Date of Fee Submission 2nd January 2018
4 Availability of Admit Card Second Week of March 2018
5 Offline Exam (Pen & Paper Mode) Paper-I 8th April 2018 (9.30 am to 12.30 noon)
6 Offline Exam (Pen & Paper Mode) Paper-II 8th April 2018 (2 pm to 5 pm)
7 Online Exam (Computer Based Test) 15th & 16th April 2018

(9.30 am to 12.30 noon) & (2 pm to 5 pm)

8 Release of Answer Key & OMR Sheet 24th to 27th April 2018
9 Acceptance of Challenging of Answer Key Up to 27th April 2018 (11:59 PM)
10 Result Declaration 30th April 2018
11 JEE Main Result Declaration for Paper-II 31st May 2018
12 Availability of Rank Card After announcement of AIR of JEE Main 2018

New In JEE Main 2018

  • This Year the exam will be held in English, Hindi and Gujarati languages only while JEE Main 2017 was held in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Urdu languages.
  • The number of candidates which will be shortlisted for the JEE Advanced has been increased to 2,24,000 from 2,20,000.
  • The number of exam centers has increased to 258 from 113, including 10 centers outside India.
  • Candidates have to upload the scanned copy of the signature of Father/Mother/Guardian while filling the application form.
  • The number of participating IIITs has reduced to 20 from 23 and number of CFTIs has increased to 22 form 20.

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the JEE Main have to meet the eligibility criteria in order to get the admission which is set by the conducting body. If a candidate fails to meet all the requirements than his/her candidature will be canceled. So we advise candidates to read all the terms and conditions carefully:-

  • Age Limit: The applicants must have 25 years old that means aspirant must be born on or after 1st October 1993. For the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/PWD category, the age limit criteria have relaxed by 5 years.
  • Academic Qualification: The applicant should have qualified the 12th standard or its equivalent. The applicant who is appearing for the 12th standard final exams in the same year i.e. 2018 is also eligible.
  • Qualifying Marks: The general category applicant should have scored minimum 75% marks or should be in top 20 percentile in their class 12th board or equivalent examination while SC/ST category applicant should score at least 65% marks.
  • Number Of Subjects: The applicant should have to take at least 5 subjects in 12th standard.
  • Aadhar Card Number: The aspirants must have a valid Aadhar Card and registered Aadhar Number.
  • Number of Attempts: The applicant will be able to apply for JEE Mains exam only 3 times in consecutive years.

JEE Main Exam Centers 2018

The exam centers are the venues where the exam will be conducted. The JEE Main exam will be conducted at 258 exam centers in India and Abroad. Out of which 248 centers are in India and 10 centers are outside India. Candidates have to select the 4 exam centers in order fo their preference for the offline exam and 1 exam center for the online exam while filling the application form. The exam center details will be displayed on the admit card.

JEE Main Application Form 2018

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which is the conducting body of the exam, will release the application form on 1st December 2017 in online mode. The last date of applying will be 1st January 2018. Aspirants can pay the application fees until 2nd January 2018. Application fee can be filled in online mode as well as offline mode. To fill the form, candidates must keep the required documents ready with them in the prescribed format.

Prescribed Format of Photograph & Signature

Image Dimension File Size File Format
Photograph 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (Height) 4 KB to 40 KB JPEG/JPG
Signature 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (Height) 1 KB to 30 KB JPEG/JPG

Application Process

Step 1- Registration: Candidates have to register themselves through the official website of JEE Main. In 1st step, a password will be generated.

Step 2- Filling Information: In this step candidates have to fill their personal details, educational details, exam related details and other important details.

Step 3- Uploading of Image and Signature: In this step, candidates have to upload their photo, signature and left-hand thumb impression properly.

Step 4- Payment Fee: Candidates can pay the fee through online method or with e-challan.

Step 5- Print Out Application Form: After fee payment, the final step is to download the acknowledgment page for future purpose.

JEE Main Application Fees 2018

Paper (s) Appearing Pen and Paper Based Exam Computer Based Examination (Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech) only)
For Exam Centers in India
JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) or JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) only Rs. 1000 (Boys) Rs. 500 (Boys) Rs. 500 (Boys) Rs. 250 (Boys)
Rs. 500 (Girls) Rs. 500 (Girls) Rs. 250 (Girls) Rs. 250 (Girls)
Both JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) Rs. 1800 (Boys) Rs. 900 (Boys) Rs. 1300 (Boys) Rs. 650 (Boys)
Rs. 900 (Girls) Rs. 900 (Boys) Rs. 650 (Girls) Rs. 650 (Girls)
For Exam Centers in Foreign Country
JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) or JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) only Rs. 2500 (Boys) Rs. 1250 (Boys) Rs. 2500 (Boys) Rs. 1250 (Boys)
Rs. 1250 (Girls) Rs. 1250 (Girls) Rs. 1250 (Girls) Rs. 1250 (Girls)
Both JEE Main Paper I (B.E./B.Tech) and JEE Main Paper II (B. Arch/B.Planning) Rs. 3800 (Boys) Rs. 1900 (Boys) Rs. 3800 (Boys) Rs. 1900 (Boys)
Rs. 1900 (Girls) Rs. 1900 (Girls) Rs. 1900 (Girls) Rs. 1900 (Girls)

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JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

Students preparing for the exam must aware of the exam pattern so that they can prepare accordingly. The exam pattern of an exam carries the information about nature of questions, number of questions, time duration, marking scheme, mode of paper etc. In the below table you can get the overview of the JEE MAin 2018 exam pattern.

Papers Subjects No. of Questions Max. Marks Nature Of Questions Time Duration
Paper-1 Mathematics 30 120 MCQs 3 Hours
Chemistry 30 120 MCQs
Physics 30 120 MCQs
Paper-2 Mathematics 30 120 MCQs 3 Hours
Drawing 2 70 Subjective
Aptitude Test 50 200 MCQs

JEE Main Syllabus 2018

Syllabus plays an important role in preparation for an exam. It’s quite important to be familiar with the exam syllabus to start preparing for the exam. Students can check the JEE Main syllabus for Paper-1 and Paper-2 in the article. We have provided the important topics for the JEE Main Paper-1. To get the complete syllabus of Paper-1 & Paper-2, click on the link.

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JEE Main Syllabus for Paper-1


  • Physics and Measurements
  • Kinematics
  • Law of Motion
  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Rotational motion
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of solid liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic theory of gasses
  • Oscillations and waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current electricity


  • Some basic concepts in chemistry
  • States of matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties.
  • General principles and process of isolation of metals
  • Hydrogen
  • Organic compounds  containing nitrogen
  • Polymers
  • Biomolecules


  • Sets, relations, and function
  • Complex numbers and quadratic equations
  • Matrices and determinants
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Mathematical induction
  • Binomial theorem and its simple applications
  • Sequences and series

JEE Main 2018 Admit Card

Admit Card is the most important document at the time of exam which has to be carried by the candidate. CBSE will tentatively release the admit card in the second week of the March 2018. The admit card will be available online and only those candidates will be able to download it whose application form will be successfully accepted by the CBSE. To download the admit card, applicants have to enter the required details on the portal of the JEE Main website.

Details Mentioned on Admit Card

Fields Significance
Center Number Examination Center Code
Center of Examination Name of Center and Address
Candidate’s Name Name of Candidate
Father’s Name Candidate’s Father Name
Candidate Mailing Address Proper Address of Candidate i.e. address, locality, city, state, pin code.
Course Whether Paper-1(B.Tech) or Paper-2(B.Arch) or Both
Paper Paper-1 or Paper-2 or both
Date Of Exam Exam Date
Timing Exam Time
Date Of Birth Candidate’s Date of birth mentioned on all certificates
Question Paper Medium Language of question paper
Gender Candidate’s Gender
Application Number Application assigned by CBSE
State Of Eligibility State from which candidate is appearing
Category Candidate’s category
Person With Disability Whether Yes or No
Roll Number Roll Number assigned by CBSE
Photo Candidate’s Photo uploaded on application form
Signature Candidate’s Signature uploaded on application form

JEE Main 2018 Answer Key

The official answer key of JEE Main will be released by the CBSE from 24th to 27th April 2018. The CBSE will also release the candidates OMR (Optimal Response Sheet) along with the answer key. Candidates can check/View/Challange the answer key by matching their OMR sheet and Answer key. By comparing the answer key, aspirants can get an idea of their score.

JEE Main Result 2018

The Result of IIT JEE Main 2018 will be released by the CBSE in online mode. The result for JEE Main Paper-1 will be released on 30th April while for the Paper-2 will be declared on 31st may 2018. The result will carry the information about the candidate’s score and qualifying status for the JEE Advanced 2018. JEE Main Rank list will also be declared along with the result which reflects candidate’s All India Rank (AIR) and Category rank. The rank list will be prepared on the basis of candidate’s score in the exam and this rank will be used for the admission. To check the result, candidates have to enter their roll number and date of birth.

JEE Main 2017 Toppers

S.No Name Rank (AIR) Marks
1 Kalpit Veerwal 1 360
2 Vasu Jain 2 350
3 Ananay Agarwal 3 350
4 Vedant Raval 4 345
5 Vishwajeet Agarwal 5 345
6 Mohan Abhyas 6 345
7 Akshat Chugh 7 345
8 Shafil Maheen 8 345
9 Varun Teja Chaudhury 9 345
10 Anany Sharma 10 340

JEE Main Cutoff 2018

The JEE Main cutoff 2018 will be released by the CBSE along with the result. The cutoff is the minimum marks that a candidate must score to be eligible for the admission. The candidates who will not qualify the cutoff will not eligible for the admissions. The cutoff marks are the minimum marks for the admission of NITs, IIITs, and CIFTs and also the qualifying marks for appearing in the JEE Advanced.

JEE Main Previous Years Cutoff

S.No. Category 2017 2016 2015 2014
1 General 81 101 105 114
2 OBC-NCL 49 70 71 74
3 SC 32 52 52 52
4 ST 27 47 44 47

JEE Main Participating Institutes 2018

JEE Main is a gateway for the applicants into the various engineering institutes of India. The participating Institutes of JEE Main include NITs (National Institutes of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology) and CFTIs (Central Funded Technical Institutions). Some of the states like Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha also offer admissions to undergraduate engineering on the basis of JEE Main score. Some of the reputed private engineering institutes also offer admission on the basis of this exam.

JEE Main Counselling and Seat Allotment 2018

The JEE Main Counselling is conducted by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). It will tentatively begin from 3rd Week of June and will be conducted until the 3rd week of July 2018. Only those applicants can participate in the counseling who have qualified the JEE Main exam. Applicants have to register themselves for the counseling and have to select their preferred colleges and courses. After this online allocation of the seats is done on the basis of applicant’s rank, category, seat availability and other factors. After seat allotment applicant have to report to the college for document verification and fee payment. JoSAA conducts 6 rounds of counsellings and applicants will be allotted to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs.

Preparation Tips for JEE Mains Exam

As we all know that JEE Main is one of the toughest exams of India. So to prepare for this exam is not an easy task and we need proper strategy and guidance for this. Read the article to get preparation tips for JEE Main exam by toppers and experts.

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Official Brochure of JEE Main 2018

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