1. The 6th Joint Entrance Exam (Main) - 2018 will be conducted on 08/04/2018 (Sunday) by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions etc. The aspiring candidates have to apply online only through JEE (Main) website: www.jeemain.nic.in
2. Following two changes has notified by The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in the JEE pattern from 2017:has notified by The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India:
  • There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination.
  • For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/ JEE (Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
Note:Since there is no weightage of class 12th marks in calculation of ranks in JEE (Main) - 2018, so, the roll number of class 12th is not verified this year by the CBSE, however, the candidates have to show the marksheet of class 12th (regular/improvement) with 75% marks at the reporting centres at the time of counselling/admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs.
3. Participating States:The States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system; however, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main)–2018 application form online.
4. The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.
5.  As per CBSE, it is mandatory to provide AADHAAR details of the candidate: Candidates, who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in online application for JEE (Main) 2018 for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof. The above provisions shall be applicable in all states except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya.
6.  All correspondence related to JEE (Main)–2018 should be addressed to:
  • The Executive Director, (JAB), Central Board of Secondary Education, H-149, Sector - 63, Noida, Distt.-Gautam Budh Nagar 201309 (UP)
  • Exam Date :Offline: First week of April   |   Online:  Second week of April 
  • Declaration of Result : Last week of April 
Important Dates of JEE (Main) 2018
  • Start of Online Registration: 1st December, 2017 onwards
  • Last date for Online Submission of applications: 1st January, 2018
  • Fee can be paid upto: 2nd January, 2018
  • Availability of Admit Card on Website: 2nd week of March, 2018 onwards
  • Date of Pen & Paper Based Exam (Offline): 8th April, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Date of Computer Based Exam (Online): 15th (Sunday) & 16th (Monday) April, 2018
  • Display of Answer key and image of response (OMR) sheet: 24th – 27th April, 2018
  • Declaration of JEE (Main) Paper–1 Score / All India Rank and top 224000 candidates eligible for appearing in JEE (Advanced): 30th April, 2018
  • Declaration of All India Rank JEE (Main) Paper–2: 31st May, 2018
Schedule of Exam
Offline Examination (Pen and Paper Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.)
Date of Exam Paper Subjects Timings Duration
08.04.2018 Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 09:30-12:30 Hrs (IST) 3 Hours
08.04.2018 Paper 2 (B. Arch./B. Planning) Mathematics – Part I
Aptitude Test – Part II &
Drawing Test – Part III
14:00-17:00 Hours (IST) 3 Hours
Online Examination (Computer Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.) Only
Date of Exam Paper Subjects Timings Duration
15/04/2018 (Sunday)
16/04/2018 (Monday)
Paper 1
(B.E./B. Tech.)
Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 1st shift: 0930-1230 Hrs (IST)
2nd shift: 1400-1700 Hrs (IST)
3 Hours
Eligibility Criteria
  •  Date of Birth : Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1993 are eligible. However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after October 01, 1988 are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.
  • Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE): Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 or 2017; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 are eligible to appear in JEE(Main)-2018.
  • Number of Subjects in the Qualifying Examination : Marks of 5 subjects such as, (1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics, 4-Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), 5-Any other subject in class 12th/qualifying examination are required for calculation of percentile of qualifying exam marks for paper 1(B.E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main)-2018
  • Number of Attempts : The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).
  • No. of Attempts and Age limit for the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha : Since the states of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system from 2014. The age limit, for admission to institutions in these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their state level examinations, will be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases will also remain same as per their past practice. This will however be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs.
Examination Structure
Questions are objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.
Section Type of Questions No. of Questions Marking Scheme Negative Marks Duration
1 Single Correct Answer Type Physics-30
4 x 30 = 120
4 x 30 = 120
4 x 30 = 120
1/4 3 Hrs.
    Total – 90 MM – 360    

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