JEE MAIN 2018 : Application form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2018 is a popular engineering entrance exam in India. JEE Advanced is considered as one of the most challenging engineering admission tests . JEE Main has two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2 , Candidates may opt for either  both of them. Both papers contain multiple choice questions. Paper 1 is for admission in B.E./B.Tech course and is conducted in both online and offline modes. Paper-2 is for admission in B.Arch and B.Planning courses and is conducted offline only. JEE Main is also a eligibility test for JEE Advanced which offers admission to IITs & ISM.

JEE  was proposed by Ministry of Human Resource Development, India ,to decrease the stress pressure on students who are willing to attend for different entrance examinations. They thought that if all these exams were centralized there is chance of lowering down the mental burden on aspirants, it was truly a great and commendable move taken by the Indian Government.
JEE ADVANCE is the one which completely depends on the School Board Syllabus and difficulty level equal to AIEEE.

All candidates interested in pursuing a career in engineering can apply for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Students can get complete information about JEE Main 2018 application form, admit card, JEE Main 2018 eligibility, JEE Main 2018 exam dates, exam pattern and syllabus and result. For more details go through information provided below.

JEE MAIN 2018 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Age Criteria:

  • Date of Birth: Candidates those born on or after 1st October 1993 are eligible for writing the JEE Main examination.
  • Relaxation: 5 years relaxation shall be provided in the upper age limit of SC/ST & PWD candidates (i.e. DOB falls on or after 1st October 1988).
  • Date of Birth will be considered as mentioned in secondary education board certificate.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying Exam: It is must for the candidates to pass the 12th examination/qualifying examination with 5 subjects to be eligible for JEE Main 2018.
  • Subjects: The qualifying examination must be passed/appearing with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
  • No Minimum Marks: There is no minimum marks requirement in 12th examination for writing the JEE Main exam. However, candidates have to secure the passing marks.
  • Passing Year: Those who have appeared and passed the higher secondary examination in 2016 and 2017 are also eligible to apply. Moreover, candidates appearing the final examination of 12th in 2018 can also fill the JEE Main application form.
  • In case if candidate appeared the 12th examination in 2015 but not passed in 2015, passed in 2016 are also not eligible.
  • Diploma Holders: Diploma holders may also apply for JEE Main 2018 but only eligible for admission to IITs. In other words, Diploma holders will be eligible for JEE Main so that they can further apply for JEE Advanced but not eligible for admission on the basis of JEE Main scores.

NEW CHANGES IN JEE MAIN 2018 CRITERIA 

In 2017, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has introduced some new changes in the pattern of JEE Mains. Here are the highlights:

No weightage will be given to 12th class marks for calculating All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main.

  • In order to qualify for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, candidates must have at least 75% marks (65% for SC/ST) in higher secondary examination or must be in top 20 percentile in class 12th examination conducted by respective boards.
  • Moreover, candidates should have Aadhaar Card Number to fill the application form.
  • Candidates from Meghalaya, J & K and Assam are excluded from this provision. Such candidates have to enter passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number to get examination center in these states only.

NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS

Total 3 attempts will be given for clearing the JEE Main. Attempts will be counted from the year 2017 on wards. JEE Advanced can be attempted maximum 2 times in consecutive years.

JEE MAIN 2018 APPLICATION FORM

  • Candidates have to fill the JEE Main application form via online mode only.
  • No printed copy will be provided to apply for JEE Main.
  • Applications are expected to be released in the first week of December 2017.
  • To apply for JEE Main, students should have Aadhaar Number/Aadhaar Enrollment Number/Registration Number which will be provided by facilitation center.
  • In addition to filling personal & academic details, candidates also have to upload scanned images of photograph and signature in prescribed specifications.
  • Candidates can download the acknowledgement page as the proof of successful submission of application form.

APPLICATION FEE

  • Payment of fee can be done either through credit card/debit card or e-challan.
  • Candidates opting e-challan are required to make the payment in Syndicate/ICICI/HDFC/Canara Bank in cash.
Papers Offline mode (Pen & Paper Based)
Online mode (Computer Based)
Appearing General/OBCs (Boys) SC/ST/PWD/All Girls General/OBCs (Boys) SC/ST/PWD/All Girls
For Examination Centers opted in India
Paper 1 or 2 1000 500 500 250
Paper 1 and 2 both 1800 900 1300 650
For Examination Centers opted in foreign country
Paper 1 or 2 2500 1250 2500 1250
Paper 1 and 2 both 3800 1900 3800 1900

JEE MAIN 2018 EXAMS DATE

Events Exam Dates (Tentative)
Release of JEE Main 2018 Notification 3rd week of November 2017
Commencement of Online Application Form 1st week of December 2017
Facility of Correcting Images 2nd week of December 2017
Closing Date of Online Application Form 1st week of January 2018
Last Date of Fee Payment 1st week of January 2018
Opening of Application Form Correction Window 2nd half of January 2018
Availability of Admit Card 2nd week of March 2018
Examination Date for offline exam(Pen & Paper Based Test) 1st week of April 2018
Examination Date for online exam (Computer Based Test) 2nd week of April 2018
Answer Key & OMR Sheet Availability 3rd week of April 2018
Declaration of Result (Score & Rank) 4th week of April 2018

JEE MAIN 2018 EXAM PATTERN

For JEE Main Paper-1:

  • Course: Paper-1 is conducted for admission to B.E./B.Tech courses.
  • Exam Mode: The exam mode for paper 1 will be offline (PBT) as well as online (CBT). Candidates can opt any one of the modes as per their suitability.
  • Subjects: The paper-1 will consist of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
  • Number of Questions: 30 questions will be asked from each subject with total of 90 questions comprising of 360 marks.
  • Type of Questions: Only objective type questions will be asked in Paper-1.
  • Language: For all exam cities, the question paper medium choice will be English & Hindi(except exam center cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli where choices for question paper will be English, Hindi and Gujarati). The choice for question paper should be exercised while filling up the application form.
  • Exam Duration: The time duration will be 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme: Candidates will be provided with +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: In case of wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.

For JEE Main Paper-2:

  • Course: Paper-2 is conducted for admission to B.Arch/B.Planning courses.
  • Exam Mode: The exam mode for this paper will be offline (PBT) mode.
  • Number of Questions: 30 questions will be asked in Mathematics (Part-1), 50 questions in aptitude test (Part-2) and 2 questions in drawing comprising of total 390 marks.
  • Type of Questions: The Mathematics and Aptitude test section will contain objective type questions. Drawing test will be subjective.
  • Language: For all exam cities, the question paper medium choice will be English & Hindi(except exam center cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli where choices for question paper will be English, Hindi and Gujarati). The choice for question paper should be exercised while filling up the application form.
  • Exam Duration: The time duration will be 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme: Candidates will be provided with +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: In case of wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.
Papers Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper-1 Physics 30 Questions 120 marks
Chemistry 30 Questions 120 marks
Mathematics 30 Questions 120 marks
Paper-2 Mathematics 30 Questions 120 marks
Aptitude Test 50 Questions 200 marks
Drawing 2 Questions 70 marks
    JEE MAIN 2018 RESULT
  • Result of JEE Main will be declared in the last week of April 2018 through online mode.
  • JEE Main 2018 result indicates actual scores and rank secured in entrance examination.
  • On the basis of JEE Main result, students will also get idea about whether they are eligible for appearing JEE Advanced or not.
  • All India rank (AIR) will be considered for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFTIs and others.

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