JEE Main 2018 Application, Online Registration, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Dates

JEE Main 2018 Application form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Important Dates


JEE Main 2018 Entrance Exam: Check eligibility, application form, exam pattern and syllabus

JEE Main is one of most favoured entrance examination among the students seeking admission in engineering courses. Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) conducts the JEE Main Examination in two tier i.e. JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Candidates seeking admission in undergraduate engineering degree courses like B. Tech./B. Arch. programme offered by IITs, NITs, CFTIs and other technical institutes can apply for JEE Main. Those who will qualify the JEE Main will have to appear in the JEE Advanced for admission in IITs.

JEE Main 2018 application form will be available online from 1st December, 2017. Candidates who are meeting the eligibility requirements can apply for JEE Main 2018. Check here, all the relevant information pertaining to JEE Main 2018 application, eligibility criteria, important dates, exam pattern and syllabus.

JEE Main 2018 Notification: Released

Latest: The JEE Main 2018 Notification has been released on 22nd November, 2017. JEE Main application form will be accessible from 1st December, 2017 to the 1st January, 2018.  Check important details below.

Update: The date of JEE Main 2018 offline exam has been announced officially and the same is going to be held on 08th April, 2018. JEE Main 2018 online test is going to held on 15th & 16th April, 2018JEE Main Application Form 2018 is available online now from 1st December, 2017. Candidates should keep prepare following documents before filling up online application form:

  • Educational Qualification Documents
  • Scanned copy of recent Photograph 
  • Scanned copy of Signature
  • Aadhar Card 
  • Credit/Debit card for payment of application fee
  • Candidates should have a valid mobile number and e-mail ID

Changes Introduced in JEE Main 2018 Exam

The competent authority has introduced some new changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern which are as under:

  • The weightage of 12th class marks/percentage will not be taken into consideration for making JEE Main 2018 All India Rank.
  • Candidates must obtain at least 75% marks in the qualifying exam (12th) for admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs while SC/ST candidates should achieve minimum 60% marks to be eligible OR
  • They should be in top 20 percentile in 12th class exam of the concerned Board.
  • Each candidate should have Aadhar Card Number to make JEE Main application form. However, candidates belonging to Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya States are exempted.
  • Candidates of these States can use their Passport Number, Bank Account Number, Ration Card Number or any Govt. ID Number to appear in the  JEE Main exam.

Have a Look at JEE Main 2018 Exam Summary

Exam Conducting Authority CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
Mode of Exam Online as well as Offline
Course offered B.Tech. /B.Arch./B.E./B.  Planning.
Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 12th passed or its equivalent exam with 5 subjects.
Date of Birth Born on or after 1st October, 1993
Compulsory Subject Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with any other two subjects.
Number of Attempts in JEE Main 3 attempts
Language of Question Paper English, Hindi and Gujarati
Eligibility for JEE Advanced Qualified candidates of JEE Main 2018
Mode of Application Form Online only
Duration of Exam 3.00 hours
Marking Scheme +4 marks for every correct answer.
Negative Marking Applicable. 1 marks will be deducted for each wrong attempt.
Type of questions Objective type

JEE Main 2018 Important Dates

The CBSE has issued official notification of the JEE Main 2018 exam. The extract of the notification in respect of official dates has been taken and placed below in the table. Candidates can check important dates mentioned below:

Release of JEE Main 2018 official notification 22nd November, 2017
Registration of online application form 1st December 2017
Last date for submission of online application 1st January, 2018
Last date for making payment of application fee 2nd January, 2018
Correction in the application form can be done January, 2018
Admit card availability March, 2018
JEE Main offline exam i.e. Pen & Paper Based 08th April, 2018 
JEE Main online exam i.e. computer based 15th & 16th April, 2018 
Answer keys and OMR sheet will be published 24th-27th April, 2018
JEE Main Result announcement (Paper-I)/AIR rank and eligibility for JEE Advanced 30th April, 2018 
Release of JEE Main All India Rank (Paper-II) 31st  May, 2018
Counselling process July, 2018

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants should check the eligibility requirements before going ahead to apply online application form for JEE Main. Read information brochure thoroughly and check all the eligibility criteria. Candidates should ensure their eligibility for JEE Main 2018 exam as per the following criteria:

Age Criteria (Date of Birth)

  • Date of Birth: Those who are born on or after 1st October, 1993 are eligible for appearing in JEE Main 2018 exam.
  • However, candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD are eligible for relaxation of 5 years and hence, date of birth must fall on or after 1st October, 1988.
  • Candidate’s date of birth marked in higher secondary education (10th) certificate will be taken into consideration.

Qualifying Criteria

  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 (Intermediate) or its equivalent exam from a recognized board/institute in the year 2016 or 2017.
  • Candidates who appeared in 12th class exam in the year 2015 but could not qualify the exam in the year 2015 are not eligible to appear even qualifying the exam later.
  • They must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in the qualifying exam.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam will also be eligible.
  • The candidates who have completed three years diploma courses will also be eligible.

Number of Attempt Specified

  • The number of attempts for JEE Main is restricted to three only. It means if someone fails to qualify JEE main in first attempt then he/she can appear in next two exam.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in IITs, NITs, CFTIs

Candidates must score 75% marks in the 12th examination or should be in top 20 percentile in the respective board for admission in IITs, NITs and CFTIs. However, SC/ST candidates are required to score at least 65% marks.

Check more details about JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2018

JEE Main 2018 Application form

The candidates must check the JEE Main 2018 information brochure carefully and read all the information. Those who are meeting the above mentioned eligibility requirements can apply for JEE Main. Check the following guidelines to make JEE Main Application Form:

  • JEE Main 2018 application form can be submitted via online mode only.
  • Candidates have to visit official website of the concerned authority.
  • Now go for JEE Main 2018 registration process.
  • Fill the online application form carefully and remember all the information should be correct in all aspect.
  • Candidate must have Aadhar Enrolment Number as it is mandatory to appear in the exam. Without having a genuine Aadhar Number, one cannot apply for JEE Main.
  • Keep ready scanned photograph, signature and left thumb impression with the specifications as prescribed which will be uploaded with application.
  • Candidates have to pay requisite application fee.
  • Take print out of the filled application form for future reference.
Application Fee

Candidates have to pay required application fee for completion of application process. Application fee can be submitted through net banking, debit/credit card or through e-Challan. The fee structure for JEE Main 2018 is as under:

Papers Offline (Pen & Paper Based) Online (Computer Based)

OBC Male



General/OBC Male SC/ST/PwD/


Fee for those who opted exam centre in India
Paper I or II 1000 500 500 250
Paper I & II 1800 900 1300 650
Fee for those who opted exam centre in foreign country
Paper I or II 2500 1250 2500 1250
Paper I & II 3800 1900 3800 1900

: Candidates should submit only one application form. More than one application will not be considered. You are also advised to apply online only after satisfying the eligibility requirements. Do not conceal any information while filling up online application form. Any candidate found misleading the authority, his/her candidature will be cancelled immediately.

Check JEE Main Important Instructions 2018. 

JEE Main Application Form Correction

First of all we advise all the students to be careful while filling up online application form. Candidates should fill application form completely without having mistakes. If anyone submits the application for with some errors, the authority will give them chance to make correction in the application form. However, candidates can change or modify only some of the particulars. Therefore, candidate should re-check application form before clicking on submit button.

In this regard, the CBSE will issue separate notification to amend/correct the JEE Main application form. Keep visiting this article for regular updates and information.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

Candidates should know the examination pattern of the JEE Main. You have to prepare according to exam pattern and syllabus of the exam. The entrance exam will consist of two papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II. Check the following information carefully:

JEE Main Paper-I

Mode of Exam

Both online and offline. Candidates should choose one of the option.

Number of questions 90 questions (30 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
Question Type Objective type questions
Medium of Language Hindi & English
Exam Duration 3.00 hours (4.00 hours for disable candidate)
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer
Negative Marking 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer 

JEE Main Paper-II

Mode of Exam Offline i.e. Pen and Paper based
Number of questions 82 questions (Mathematics-30 questions, Aptitude Test- 50 questions and Drawing-2 descriptive type questions)
Subjects Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing
Question Type Objective type questions
Medium of Language Hindi & English
Exam Duration 3.00 hours (4.00 hours for disable candidate)
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. However, 2 descriptive question will be of 70 marks.
Negative Marking 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer

JEE Main Important Points 

  • First of all candidates should follow the instruction mentioned in  the admit card while appearing in the exam.
  • Carry permissible items as specified in the admit card and do not carry restricted items like Calculator, Mobile phone, Bluetooth and any other electronic gazette in the examination hall.
  • Do no leave examination hall till the invigilator permits to leave to examination hall.
  • Answer sheet should be neat and clean and remain wrinkle free.
  • Use question booklet and blank paper for rough work.
  • Any act of misconduct will cost heavily and the competent authority will take appropriate action.
  • As there is provision of negative marking, it is recommended do not attempt questions blindly.

To check detailed information, click on JEE Main exam pattern 2018 

Preparation Tips for JEE Main 2018 Exam

Candidates should make a proper strategy to crack the JEE Main 2018 exam. Here are the tips for better preparation:

  • First off all be physically and mentally fit and stay calm and healthy because a healthy body and mind can achieve more.
  • Make a strict time table for routine study and follow it passionately.
  • Go through the complete JEE Main 2018 syllabus and exam pattern because it is very important to know about exam pattern and syllabus to crack the exam.
  • Candidates should have a very good command over 11th and 12th standard subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Start your preparation with NCERT books and previous year question papers.
  • Candidates should make note of important topics for revision at last time.
  • Practice more on the subject or topic on which you are facing difficulty.
  • Students should not depend on coaching centre study material only. They should collect some best book available in the market for preparation of JEE Main exam.
  • Practice hard and solve the model papers and sample questions within certain time period.
  • It is very much important to manage time while appearing in the exam hence, it need lots of practice.
  • Read entire question paper carefully and without wasting time start solving questions.
  • Solve easy question first and then start solving other question keeping in mind time remaining.
  • Candidates should not take unnecessary burden or stress because it can reflect in your performance.
  • Hard work, routine study and positive approach will lead you to the success. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: is Aadhar Card Number is mandatory requirement for filing JEE Main 2018 application form?

Answer: Yes, candidate must have Aadhar Card Number to fill application form.
Question: is thumb impression is necessary to upload with application form?
Answer: No, it is not required.
Question: What changes I can do once the JEE Main application is submitted?
Answer: You can change or edit information such address, educational qualification, email address and phone number etc.
Question: I got 65% marks in the 12th Class Examination; can I get admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs?
Answer: No, only those candidate who have secured at 75% marks in the qualifying exam, will be eligible for admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. However, you can appear in JEE Main 2018 exam as you are eligible for admission in other than these institutes.
Question:  I have completed diploma course in the year 2016, can I apply for JEE Main 2018 entrance exam?
Answer: Yes, you are eligible to apply.
Question: My photo in the Aadhar Card is not clear enough, is there any issue?
Answer: You do not need to worry; only Aadhar Card number is mandatory. No big issues with blurred photo.
Question: I have attempted JEE Main 3 times; can I apply again as a special case?
Answer: No you can’t. Rules are equal for all.
Question: I completed my 12th exam from NIOS, can I submit JEE Main 2018 application form.

Answer: You are eligible to make JEE Main application.

JEE Main Syllabus 2018

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus will be different for both the paper. Paper-I will include the subject Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics whereas Paper-II will consist of Mathematics, Aptitude Test and Drawing. Paper-I will be based on 11th and 12th standard syllabus. Candidates can prepare from 11th and 12th standard books. However, for detailed topic candidates should check the official notification from the official website.

Admit Card

The candidates who have successfully submitted the JEE Main 2018 application form will get the admit card prior to the examination. Admit card will be available on official website probably in the first week of March, 2018. Candidate can download the admit card with the help of required information such as roll number and details of 12th class or its equivalent exam. Candidates should keep following things in mind:

  • No one will be allowed to appear in the entrance test without having valid  JEE main admit admit card.
  • You must show your admit card when invigilator or any other concerned person ask you to do the same.
  • Candidates should ensure that the information stated in the admit card should be correct whether it is candidate’s name, dob, exam date etc. If any candidates find any discrepancy then he/she must report it to the competent authority.
  • Must carry admit card along with valid identity proof like Aadhar Card, Voter Card, Driving Licence, Passport etc. while going for exam.
  • Download your admit card without any unnecessary delay and keep it safe till the entire examination process gets over.
  • Follow all the instructions of invigilator and do not indulge in any unnecessary act.

Answer Key

On successful completion of the JEE Main 2018 exam, the CBSE will publish the answer keys and scanned copy of OMR sheet for both Paper-I and Paper-II between 24th-27th April 2018. Candidate can check the same from official website. Now, with the help of answer keys and OMR sheet, candidates can check their answers and also can calculate the expected score. If someone found any discrepancy in the answer keys, he/she can approach to the concerned authority by paying Rs.1000/question.

JEE Main 2018 Result
  • The concerned authority will publish the JEE Main result on its official portal.
  • Candidates can avail their result using their roll number and date of birth.
  • The result of JEE Main (Paper-I) will be announced on 30th April 2018.
  • Following result, All India Rank for Paper-II will be declared on 31st May 2018.
  • Admission in NITs, IITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFTIs and others will be based on All India Rank (AIR)
  • Result or Rank card will not be send via post hence, candidates have to check official website time to time.

JEE Main 2018 Cut-Off

Selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of JEE Main cut off marks. Cut-off marks will be released after completion of the exam. Based on cut-off marks, qualified candidates will be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced. Score below cut off marks means candidate failed to qualify the exam.

JEE Main Counselling
  • The candidates who will secure their name in the merit list, will be called for appearing in the counselling.
  • The counselling process will commence from first week of the July, 2018.
  • All India Rank will be considered for admission.
  • It is mandatory to attend counselling for admission.
  • Candidates need to check official website time to time for any amendment/update in the scheme.

Stay tuned to for more information on JEE Main 2018.



  1. What is top 20 percentile of cbse 2017 and if my %age is under Top 20%percentile m I able to get admission in iit or not plz reply

    • For admission in IITs, you should have scored 75% or should be in top 20% students (20% of total passed) who have passed in a particular year from an Education Board.

  2. Sir I appeared in jee main 2017 while I was studying in 9th standard and for this I have to submitted my adhar no. So can I appear in jee when I will be in 12th???