JEE Main 2018 (JEE Mains 2018) – Registration, Correction, Last Date, Admit Card

JEE Main 2018 (JEE Mains 2018) – Registration, Correction, Last Date, Admit Card

JEE Main 2018 registration is ongoing for Joint Entrance Examination Mains. Simultaneously, CBSE has also started JEE Mains 2018 application form correction to remove discrepancies in uploaded images at The last date for JEE Main Registration 2018 is 1st January 2018. Candidates must check eligibility criteria, photo requirements and step by step guide on how to apply before submitting JEE Mains 2018 application form with fees. Those who apply can appear in JEE Main 2018 for engineering (BE / B.Tech) and architecture (B.Arch / B.Planning) conducted by CBSE for admissions to participating institutions that include NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, and state institutes. The exam date of JEE Main 2018 offline exam is 8th April 2018. The dates of online exam are 15th and 16th April 2018. Rank obtained as per paper 1 is considered for engineering admissions, whereas, architecture admissions is on basis of rank as per paper 2. Also, top 2,24,000 performers of JEE Main 2018 paper 1 can appear in JEE Advanced 2018 for admission to IITs. Get here complete details of JEE Mains 2018 including registration, correction, admit card, result, syllabus, exam pattern.

Latest: Mock Test has been released, the candidate can find it in below provided link. Also, Application form correction of JEE Main 2018 to remove discrepancies in images has been started, check here.

JEE Mains 2018

CBSE is organizing Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) 2018 at 258 cities. More than 25,000 seats in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs will be filled through JEE Main counselling. In addition several engineering colleges across the country use JEE Main rank only for admissions. All important dates of JEE Main 2018 are as follows.

Important event Date
Registrations begin at 01 Dec 2017
Remove discrepancy in uploaded images 08 Dec 2017
Last date to register and submit application form 01 Jan 2018
Availability of admit card Mar 2018
Date of pen and paper based exam 08 Apr 2018
Dates of computer based exam 15, 16 Apr 2018
Answer key and recorded responses issuance 24 Apr 2018
Last date to check answer key and recorded responses 27 Apr 2018
Declaration of result / AIR of JEE Mains 2018 Paper 1 and list of candidates who are eligible for JEE Advanced 30 Apr 2018
Declaration of result / AIR of JEE Mains 2018 Paper 2 31 May 2018

Four years ago, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development decided to hold a Joint Entrance Examination for admission to the undergraduate programme in engineering in two parts, JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced). Thus MHRD constituted JEE Apex Board (JAB).

About JEE Mains 2018 and JEE Advanced 2018

JEE Main 2018 Paper 1

  • It is for admission to UG engineering (BE / B.Tech).
  • It is online as well as offline modes.
  • Exam dates are 8th, 15th, 16th April 2018.
  • There are 30 questions each from physics, chemistry, mathematics.
  • All questions are multiple choice questions.

JEE Main 2018 Paper 2

  • It is for admission to UG architecture and planning (B.Arch / B.Plan).
  • It is only in offline mode.
  • Exam date is 8th April 2018.
  • There are objective questions in Aptitude Test, Mathematics, and drawing based questions in Drawing Test.

JEE Advanced 2018

  • It is for admission to IITs and ISM.
  • Candidate should be among top 2,24,000 performers in JEE Main Paper 1 in order to appear in it.
  • It contains two papers, 1 and 2, both are of 3 hours each, also both compulsory.

You can use past year question papers to prepare for JEE Main 2018.

JEE Main 2018 Application Form

  • CBSE has released application form for JEE Main 2018 on December 1, 2017.
  • The JEE Main 2018 Application Form last date is January 1, 2018.
  • Candidates can pay fee until January 2, 2018.
  • Mode of filling application form is online.
  • Fill particulars in online application form, upload scanned photograph and signature at
  • It is important to enter all correct details in the form.
  • Once the form is submitted, an Acknowledgement page is generated containing Application Number. Take printout of the same and keep it safely for reference; there is no need to send it to authorities by post.

Application Fee

The application fee for JEE Mains Registration 2018 are as follows.

Exam Centre Location Papers appearing for Pen and Paper Based Examination Computer based examination
Gen / OBC SC / ST / PwD / All Girls Gen / OBC SC / ST / PwD / All Girls
India Single paper (1 or 2) 1000 500 500 250
Both papers (1 and 2) 1800 900 1300 650
Foreign Country Single paper (1 or 2) 2500 1250 2500 1250
Both papers (1 and 2) 3800 1900 3800 1900
Click here to fill JEE Main 2018 Application Form.

Candidates can pay application fee via online (credit card/debit card / PAYTM), or offline (deposit fee as cash in Syndicate / Canara / ICICI bank through challan) modes in registration of JEE Main 2018.

Application Form Correction

Image correction: Facility to edit uploaded images in application form of JEE Main 2018 has been started from 8th December 2017.

Data correction: CBSE strongly advises applicants to be very careful while filling application form. For example, they can refer qualifying exam registration to see spellings of names of candidate and parents. Once the application form is submitted, there will be one chance for form correction. When form correction for JEE Main 2018 is made available, then some data can be changed.

The board may give a chance to correct . modify some fields in online application form with valid reasons one (1) week after closing of application form. Check regularly for its updates.

Click here to get latest update, dates, fees, and procedure of JEE Main 2018 application form correction.

How To Fill Application Form of JEE Main 2018?

You enter following details to fill application form.

  • Aadhaar Authentication: Nationality, state of eligibility, state from where candidate has passed / appearing in class 12 or equivalent exam, state mentioned in passport, Aadhaar (Number, Aadhaar Enrolment ID, Aadhaar Registration number, Passport Number, Ration Card Number, Bank Account Number, any other valid Government ID Number), candidate’s name as per Aadhaar or other ID, DOB as per Aadhaar or other ID, gender.
  • Examination Details of JEE Main 2018: Applying form, mode of exam, choice of exam centre, question paper medium.
  • Personal Details: Mother’s name, father’s name, category, Pwerson with Disability, if PwD then mention percentage of disability, whether you need scribe or reader, in case of girl candidate are you the only child of parents, place of residence, complete mailing address, PIN code of mailing address.
  • Academic Details: Class 10 passing year, class 12 passing place, class 12 passing y, school board of QE, roll number of QE, whether appearing for improvement of class 12, if appearing for improvement then roll number of improvement if allotted, name of QE passed or appearing, type of institution of QE, mode of preparation, name and address of school / college from where passed or appearing.
  • Contact Details: Email address, mobile number, landline number.
  • Guardian details: Father’s qualification, father’s occupation, father’s annual income, mother’s qualification, mother’s occupation, mother’s annual income, declaration by candidate, declaration by father / mother / guardian.
  • Photograph: JPEG format, 4 KB to 40 KB, 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
  • Signature of candidate: JPEG format, 1 KB to 30 KB, 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
  • Signature of father / mother / guardian: JPEG format, 1 KB to 30 KB, 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm

How to prepare for JEE Main 2018?

Whether you can crack JEE Mains or not depends on how truly you want to do it, and how hard you work for it. Basically you have to dream for it while asleep, and work for it while awake.

We are close enough to JEE to discuss the basics of preparation. However, they can be summarized in these five points.

  1. You should know the syllabus of JEE Main as well as JEE Advanced. Preparation for both will go hand in hand, so it is well to be aware of both from the beginning.
  2. You should also know the exam pattern of JEE. Here it is wise to note that while you will know exam pattern of JEE Main 2018 before you take the test, format of JEE Advanced will be a mystery until the actual exam.
  3. Next matter of concern is having the right preparation books. This is relevant even now (with fewer days left for exam). Book list given here is relevant for new and old aspirants alike. However, a shorter list, relevant only for those who are in the last lap of exam preparation is given in upcoming passages.
  4. Self written notes of physics, chemistry, mathematics prove very useful in days drawing up to the exam.
  5. Continuously solving MCQs is important during initial days of JEE preparation as well as later.

Now that you are clear what the basic steps of preparing for Joint Entrance Examination are, let’s start with the roadmap ahead.

Books you should have

Here we are dividing books in two parts. One are those that you need to practice problems. The second lot is hard core preparation for days nearer to exam, when solving past year papers and sample papers is most recommended.

Subject Books for preparation Books for preparation in days closer to exam
Physics HC Verma, MCQ by D Mukherjee, DC Pandey problems book 39 Years’ Chapterwise Topicwise Solved Papers IIT JEE Physics
Chemistry P Bahadur numerical problems for physical chemistry, MS Chauhan problems in organic chemistry for organic chemistry, and OP Tandon for inorganic chemistry 39 Years’ Chapterwise Topicwise Solved Papers IIT JEE Chemistry
Mathematics A Das Gupta 39 Years’ Chapterwise Topicwise Solved Papers IIT JEE Mathematics

What are the important topics to prepare for JEE?

Before you proceed, remember that neither CBSE nor IITs mention any chapter-wise weightage. An analysis of most recent JEE Main and Advanced papers point out to some chapters being more popular in the question papers as compared to others; this leads to the following answer on chapter wise weightage for JEE Main 2018. You may or may not follow this.

Mathematics: Application of Derivatives, Circle, Complex Numbers, Definite Integral in Calculus, Functions, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Hyperbola in Coordinate Geometry, Matrices in Algebra, Parabola, Probability, Quadratic Equations and Expressions, Vectors.

Physics: Capacitors and Electrostatics, Electromagnetic Induction, Fluids, Heat and Thermodynamics, Magnetics, Mechanics, Optics and Modern Physics, Waves and Sound.

Chemistry: Chemical and Ionic Equilibrium, Coordination Chemistry and Chemical Bonding in Inorganic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Mole Concept in Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria

You should apply for JEE Mains only if you are eligible for it. CBSE has specified five key points of eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2018, which are as follows.

Date of birth

  • Candidate is eligible if his/her DOB falls on or after 01 October 1993.
  • SC, ST, PwD candidates are eligible if their DOB falls on or after 01 Oct 1988 since they get a relaxation of five (5) years.
  • DOB should be as recorded in Secondary Education Board/University certificate.

Year of appearance in qualifying examination

  • Candidate is eligible if he/she has passed QE (class 12 or equivalent) in 2016 or 2017, or is appearing in 2018.
  • Those who have passed QE in 2015 or before, or will appear in 2019 or later are not eligible.
  • If candidate has appeared in QE in 2015 but did not pass in 2015, but passed in 2016 are also not eligible for JEE Main 2018.

Number of subjects in qualifying examination

  • Candidate must have studied at least five (5) subjects in QE.
  • Those who have taken four (4) are not eligible.

Number of attempts

  • CBSE has limited number of attempts of JEE Mains to three (3).

Number of attempts and age limit for states of MP and Odisha

  • The states of MP, Nagaland, Odisha have joined JEE Mains system from 2014. Age limit for admission to colleges in these states where admission was previously on basis of other exam, will be as per their past practice only.
Click here to know detailed JEE Main 2018 eligibility criteria.

How did Kalpit Veerwal score 360/360 in JEE Main?

In this video, watch Kalpit Veerwal, the only student in history of JEE Main to have scored 360/360, share how to prepare for JEE Main 2018.

JEE Main Exam Centres 2018

  • CBSE is conducting JEE Mains 2018 at 248 cities in India, and 10 cities abroad. (This is much higher than last year’s figure when exam was held in 113 cities only).
  • Candidates can select four (4) options in case of offline exam, and one (1) option in case of online exam while filling application form of JEE Main 2018.
  • In case one opts for Paper 1 in the city where the examination is conducted only in computer based mode but also wants to appear in Paper 2, then he/she has to select four other centres cities of pen and paper mode of examination for Paper 2.
  • In the event that the number of candidates for CBT in a city is fewer than 50, then all the candidates will be allotted last day of CBT in the same city.
  • Usually CBSE does not entertain requests for centre change. Decision of JAB Executive Director is final in this regard.

Click here for complete list of cities.

Mock Test

CBSE has launched a mock test / sample at It is advisable to use mock tests to familiarize oneself with exam pattern and interface as it will help the candidate to put their best efforts into the mains.

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus

The entrance examination is based on a common syllabus prescribed by the JAB in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

  • CBSE has published complete syllabus of JEE Main 2018 Paper 1.
  • It contains topics taught in classes 11 and 12 in subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics.
  • Candidates must ensure that they study all topics given in JEE Main 2018 Syllabus and also practice questions keeping in mind exam pattern.

Click here to download JEE Mains 2018 Syllabus.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

CBSE has published JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern indicating subjects in exam, exam duration, and mode in JEE Main 2018 information brochure. Details such as the number of questions are not available. However, exam pattern remains the same. Thus looking at past year pattern, it is deduced that exam pattern is as follows.

Exam Pattern of JEE Main 2018 Paper 1

Subject Questions Marks Type of questions
Physics 30 120 MCQ
Chemistry 30 120 MCQ
Mathematics 30 120 MCQ
Total 90 360

Exam Pattern of JEE Main 2018 Paper 2

Subject Questions Marks Type of questions
Aptitude Test 50 200 MCQ
Mathematics 30 120 MCQ
Drawing Test 2 70 Drawing
Total 82 390

Marking Scheme of JEE Main 2018

  • Candidate gets four (4) marks for correct answers in paper 1, and MCQs in paper 2.
  • One (1) mark is deducted, this is negative marking, for incorrect answers in paper 1, and MCQs in paper 2.
Click here for detailed JEE Main 2018 exam pattern.

JEE Main 2018 Admit Card

  • Central Board of Secondary Education will release JEE Main 2018 Admit Card in the second week of March 2018.
  • Candidates can download admit card from
  • Those who have applied for JEE Mains must check regularly to know about availability of admit card.
  • One may also contact help desk which is functional on all working days from 9 AM to 5:30 PM for general facilitation.
  • It is important to check details in admit card of JEE Main 2018, including, name, paper, DOB, gender, test centre name, city, state code of eligibility, category.
  • Contact JEE (Main) Secretariat / CBSE in the event that there is any discrepancy.
  • Issuance of admit card is provisional and is subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria.
You can download JEE Main 2018 admit card as soon as it is available here.

Instructions for Joint Entrance Examination (Mains) 2018

Exam day instructions applicable to all candidates:

  • Reach venue at least 2.5 hours before exam time. This will ensure ample time remains for frisking and registration formalities.
  • Registration desk will close 5 minutes before exam.
  • Authorities give one entry to exam hall upon showing admit card. Those who do not have admit card cannot appear for exam.
  • Those who claim relaxation under PwD must carry copy of PwD certificate in prescribed format given in JEE Main 2018 information brochure.
  • No one gets entry to exam hall once exam starts.
  • Candidate should sit in that seat which has been allotted to him/her for exam. One must not change seats or rooms under any circumstances.
  • It is necessary to check in the beginning only that the question paper has been provided in that language which was asked for in the JEE Main 2018 Application Form. In the event that it is not so, one can contact invigilator.
  • Baggages are not allowed inside exam centre.
  • Things that should not be taken to exam hall include any textual material, Calculators, Docu Pen, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, printed or written material, bits of papers, mobile phone, pager or any other device.
  • Activities such as smoking, eating, consuming tea, coffee, cold drinks, snacks are prohibited in exam hall.
  • Centre superintendent or invigilator can be approached for technical assistance, first aid, emergency.
  • Only authorities can allow test takers to leave room. Room should not be left until exam duration is over.
  • Those who are suffering from diabetes can carry eatables like sugar tablets, fruits like banana, apple, orange and transparent water bottle. However they cannot carry packed food items like chocolate, candy, sandwich.
  • Show admit card to authorities as and when asked for.
  • Sign on attendance sheet.

Instructions for computer based exam

Same as above. In addition,

  • Candidates will get ball pens for exam. So they need not bring own pens.
  • They will also get rough sheets. One needs to hand them over before leaving exam hall.

Instructions for pen and paper based exam

  • Candidates are advised to bring own geometry box set, pencils, erasers, colour pencils, crayons for Aptitude Test in Architecture.
  • They can also bring cardboard or clip board on which nothing is written. This helps in placing OMR sheet to mark answers easily.
  • Test booklets with seals along with answer sheets are given ten (10) minutes before exam.
  • One should fill in required details on cover page of test booklet with ball point pen as soon as test booklet is received. Open test booklet only when invigilator allows it.

JEE Main Answer Key 2018

  • JEE Main 2018 Answer Keys, images of response sheets (OMR sheets) of pen and paper based exam, and answer key of computer based exam will be released officially after exam.
  • The date on which answer key and recorded responses will be displayed at is 24 April 2018.
  • Candidates can view answers and responses from 24 April 2018 to 27 April 2018.
  • Those who are not satisfied with recorded answers can challenge by filling online application form. They also have to pay Rs 1000 per question.
  • Candidates can also challenge answer keys in online mode. Fee to challenge answers is also Rs 1000 per question.
  • Candidates who are challenging answers and responses can pay fee by credit / debit card.
  • JAB / CBSE will take final decision on the same.

JEE Main 2018 Result / All India Rank

  • CBSE will announce score and All India Rank of Paper 1 of JEE Main 2018 by 30 April 2018.
  • Marks obtained in exam will be actual score of Paper 1: Marks = Number of correct answers x 4 – Number of incorrect answers x 1.
  • JEE Main Rank is only as per marks obtained in exam. Until 2016, the marks of class 12 exam were also given 25% weightage. This practice was discontinued in 2017.
  • Result of paper 1 will also show whether candidate has qualified or not for JEE Adv 2018.
  • JEE Main 2018 All India Rank, as well as All India Category Rank, will be present.
  • Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) will use only the All India Rank for the purpose of admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFTIs, Others. Other rank will only be for information purpose.
  • The board does not post (send by post) score card or rank card of JEE Mains. Therefore candidates must download it from when result is declared.
  • If two or more candidates get same marks, then inter-se ranking is implemented to break tie.
You can check JEE Main 2018 result / All India Rank as soon as it is declared here.

Tie Breaking

Tie Breaking for BE/B.Tech (in institutions other than IITs)

  • If your marks in Mathematics section of JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 is higher, then you get higher rank.
  • Tie persists? Then if your marks in Physics section in same paper is higher, then you get higher rank.
  • Again tie persists? Then if ratio of positive (+) and negative (-) marks is higher then you get higher rank.

Tie Breaking for B.Arch/B.Plan (in institutions other than IITs)

  • If marks obtained by you in Aptitude Test in JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 is higher then you get higher rank.
  • Tie persists? Then if your marks in Drawing Test in same paper is higher, then you get higher rank.
  • If still tie persists then ratio of positive (+) and negative (-) marks is determined; higher value in this leads to higher rank.


How to select date of JEE Main 2018 online exam?

You can select date of online exam at the time of filling application form. Allotment of slot is on first-come-first-serve basis. If you do not select any slot during registration then CBSE will allot a random slot to you.

In which language will the JEE Main 2018 Question Paper be set?

Language of question papers will be English, Hindi. However, for exam in centres at Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, question paper languages will be English, Hindi, Gujarati. Candidates need to exercise option of question paper language at time of filling application form.

Will there be special provisions for persons with disabilities?

Yes. Candidates who are visually challenged with more than 40% disability will get scribe / reader on request of candidate. They must have submitted request to superintendent at least two days prior to exam. Also candidates with more than 40% disability will get one hour compensatory time.

Can I use calculator in JEE Mains?

No. You cannot use calculator or any communication aid. Also you cannot use log tables, book, notebook.

If I am eligible for JEE Main, am I automatically also eligible for JEE Advanced?

No. you need to check eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2018 to verify whether you are eligible for JEE Adv 2018 or not.

Who will prepare ranking for admission to institutes other than those under Joint Seat Allocation?

Such participating institutes that do not use centralized Seat Allocation Process will prepare their own ranking on basis of performance of candidate in JEE Main 2018 and other criteria decided by them.

I have passed QE in one state and improvement in another state; what will be my State of Eligibility?

In this case the state of eligibility is from where you have originally passed class 12 exam.

I have passed QE institution abroad; what will be my State of Eligibility?

Your state of eligibility is determined by the permanent address mentioned in your passport.

Are NIOS candidates eligible to appear in JEE Main 2018?

Yes. NIOS candidates must select that state (of eligibility) according to state in which study centre is located.

What are the bank charges applicable on application fee?

Additional charges to the tune of 1.2% of examination fee plus GST is applicable for credit card, and 0.75% plus GST for examination fee upto Rs 2000 and 1% plus GST for exam fee more than Rs 2000 through debit card.

How do I know whether payment is successful?

Check status of fee payment at if status is “OK” then you can take printout of Acknowledgement Page.

If fee status is not “OK” then take requisite measures. If you had paid fee through challan then contact bank to update status on website. Otherwise if you paid fee through card and status is not OK then transaction cancelled and amount will be automatically refunded within 7-10 days; such candidates need to pay fee once again.


The number of students who have regisetered for JEE Mains over the past few years is as follows.

In the same years, the number of students who appeared for the exam were as follows.

JEE Main Counselling 2018 – Admission On Basis of JEE Main

  • For processes beyond result, candidate needs to refer website of counselling authorities.
  • JoSAA, CSAB, state government, institute will release individual admission and counselling details around the time of declaration of result of JEE Main 2018.
  • JEE Main or CBSE will not be answerable to RTIs or queries pertaining to admission related procedures.
Get here complete details of engineering admission 2018 on basis of JEE Main 2018 rank

Seat Allocation and Admission

Seat allocation authority offers admission to candidates on basis of  choices entered by them in choice filling, and All India Rank of JEE Mains 2018.

Candidates can do registration, choice filling, choice locking as per rules of JoSAA, which JoSAA will announce later.

Authorities will verify documents at time of seat allotment / admission. Herein they will verify records pertaining to age, identification, state of eligibility, QE, category, disability. If a candidate is unable to show requisite documents then he/she will not be considered for admission.

Those who belong to SC / ST / OBC / PwD category must show original certificate issued by competent authority at time of seat allotment as well as admission.

Number of seats

Last year there were 36208 seats under Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) All India 15% quota admissions.

Candidates can check individual state seat allocation authority websites, institutes offering BTech Admission through JEE Main 2018 websites for precise seat details of state and institute.

As per statistics, there are 15,53,809 undergraduate engineering seats in India in 3,289 colleges. (please note that there are other engineering entrance exams as well)

Seats reservation

Reservation is applicable all across as per existing Government of India rules. Candidates who belong to specific categories are offered admission to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. Reserved categories are:

  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non Creamy Layer (NCL)
  • Scheduled Castes (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST)
  • Persons with Disability (PwD)with 40% or more disability

Classes / castes / tribes which are in respective central list published by GoI will get benefit of reservation. Reservation rules of state are applicable in case of admission to state engineering colleges that have chosen to offer admission on basis of JEE Main 2018.

Eligibility for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs participating through Seat Allocation

One can participate in counselling process for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs on basis of JEE Main 2018 All India Rank. However, this is subject to fulfilment of eligibility for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs.

Performance in class 12 Candidate should have either secured at least 75% marks in class 12 exam, or is in top 20 percentile in class 12 exam conducted by his/her board. Minimum marks prescribed is 65% for SC/ST candidates.
Required criteria based on class 12 for BE / B.Tech Candidate should have passed 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject.
Required criteria based on class 12 for B.Arch / B.Planning Candidate should have passed 10+2 with Mathematics.

Eligibility for admission to other institutions

Other technical institutes participating in JoSAA may adopt above policy.

State authorities may prepare separate rank list as per their criteria if they choose to offer admission in engineering colleges affiliated to state universities.

Eligibility criteria for appearing in JEE Advanced 2018

  • The minimum eligibility criteria that needs to be fulfilled to appear in JEE Adv 2018 is that candidate should have completed class 12 or is appearing in 2018.
  • Candidates need to appear in Paper 1 of JEE Mains 2018 if they wish to get admission in IITs, ISM Dhanbad. Thereafter (after JEE Main), if they are in top 2,24,000 candidates (in JEE Mains 2018 paper 1) then they can appear in JEE Adv 2018.
  • IITs and ISM Dhanbad will offer admission on basis of category wise All India Rank in JEE Advanced 2018.
  • The maximum number of attempts in JEE Adv is two (2), that too in consecutive years.

Important note for candidates appearing for JEE Main 2018 in Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh, Qatar, Sharjah

Candidates who are appearing for JEE Main 2018 in Colombo, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh, Qatar, Sharjah may note that here CBT will be on 15 April 2018.

Important note for candidates who wish to appear in JEE Advanced 2018

Those who are declared eligible for JEE Adv 2018 will again have to register at once result of JEE Main 2018 is announced. It is compulsory to appear in both papers of JEE Adv 2018 in order to be eligible for admission to IITs.

Percentile Calculation

Percentile score of a candidate is that value equivalent to percentage of students who are below that candidate.

Value of Percentile = 100 x (number of candidates in the group with aggregate marks less than candidate / total number of candidates in that group)

Subjects that are considered for percentile calculation of QE are

  1. Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Any one of Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject
  5. Any other subject

Top 20 percentile cut off for academic year 2018 will be considered for candidates who pass class 12 exam in 2018. By the same token, top 20 percentile cut off for academic year 2017 will be considered for candidates who pass class 12 exam in 2017.

Qualifying examinations eligible for JEE Main 2018 Admissions

Candidates can note the complete list of qualifying examinations. This is important for filling details in application form submission.

  • CBSE, ICSE and such recognized central / state board final examination of 10+2 system.
  • 2 year PUC / Intermediate
  • Final exam of 2 year course of Joint Services Wing on National Defence Academy
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
  • AIU recognized public school / board / university examination in India or in any foreign country which Association of Indian Universities recognizes as equal to 10+2 system.

Qualifying examinations eligible for JEE Admissions To IITs

  • HSC Vocational exam
  • Diploma recognized by AICTE or a state board of technical education of at least three (3) years duration
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level.
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.
  • In case the relevant QE is not a public examination, the candidate must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level.

State Code of Eligibility for JEE Main 2018

Code of the state from where QE has been passed (on basis of which one is eligible for JEE Main exam) is state code of eligibility.

State of eligibility is not applicable for candidates who belong to Nepal, Bhutan, Foreign, OCI, PIO.

Click here for complete list of state code of eligibility.

JEE Main 2018 Schedule

Schedule for Pen and Paper based examination

Order Event Paper 1 Paper 2
Date of exam 08 Apr 2018 08 Apr 2018
a Entry in exam centre 7:00 AM 1:00 PM
b Entry in exam hall 9:00 AM 1:30 PM
c Distribution of test booklet 9:20 AM 1:50 PM
d Candidates can open seal of test booklet and take out answer sheet 9:25 AM 1:55 PM
e Last entry in exam hall 9:30 AM 2:00 PM
f Commencement of exam 9:30 AM 2:00 PM
g End of exam 12:30 PM 5:00 PM

Schedule for Computer based examination

Order Event Morning session Afternoon session
a Entry in exam centre 7:00 AM 1:00 PM
b Entry in exam hall 9:00 AM 1:30 PM
c Last entry in exam hall 9:30 AM 2:00 PM
d Commencement of exam 9:30 AM 2:00 PM
e End of exam 12:30 PM 5:00 PM

Contact Details

The Executive Director, (JAB),
Central Board of Secondary Education,
H-149, Sector – 63, Noida
Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar 201309 (UP)


For more information on JEE Main 2018, download Information Brochure in English or Information Brochure in Hindi.

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