JEE Main 2018 – Dates, Eligibility, Fees, Registration, Syllabus

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Overview

Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is an all India common engineering entrance examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to undergraduate programmes BE, B.Tech, B.Arch at NITs, IIITs, other centrally funded technical institutions, institutions funded by several participating State Governments, and several other institutions.

LATEST UPDATE (May 30, 2018): JEE Main 2018 Paper-2 Result declared, read more here.

Previous Updates

Previous Updates

  • UPDATE (Apr 30, 2018): JEE Main 2018 Result declared, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Apr 30, 2018): JEE Main 2018 Cutoff Scores declared, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Apr 24, 2018): JEE Main 2018: Official Answer Keys now available, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Apr 24, 2018): JEE Main 2018: Check your Recorded responses, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Mar 20, 2018): Facility for Correction in Aadhaar details of JEE Main 2018 available now, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Mar 13, 2018): One more server added to download admit card for JEE Main 2018, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Mar 12, 2018): JEE Main 2018 Admit Cards Available, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Jan 9, 2018): JEE Main 2018 Download Acknowledgement Page, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Jan 9, 2018): JEE Main 2018 Correction in Application Form Particulars started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Dec 13, 2017): JEE Main 2018 Official Mock Test released, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Dec 9, 2017): JEE Main 2018 Remove Image Discrepancy, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Dec 1, 2017): JEE Main 2018 Registrations started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Nov 23, 2017): JEE Main 2018 Performance Criteria in Class XII announced, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Nov 22, 2017): JEE Main 2018 Notification Released, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Oct 20, 2017): JEE (Main) 2018 Offline Exam Date Announced, read more here.

The JEE (Main) is also an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidates can take if they are seeking admissions to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

Exam NameJoint Entrance Examination (Main)
Also Known AsJEE Main
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOffline (Pen-Paper based test) + Online (Computer based test)
Conducted byCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

About

Papers

PapersCourse
Paper 1All undergraduate courses (B.E./B. Tech.)
Paper 2B.Arch/B. Planning (At Institutions other than IITs)

Mode

  • Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) – Offline (Pen and Paper Based Examination) mode and Online (Computer Based Examination)
  • Paper 2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.)  – Offline (Pen and Paper based examination)

Type

Paper 1

PaperPaper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.)
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry & Mathematics
Type of QuestionsObjective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
Mode of ExamPen and Paper based OR Computer based

Paper 2

PaperPaper 2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.)
SubjectsMathematics – Part I, Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test – Part III
Type of QuestionsObjective type & Questions to test drawing aptitude
Mode of ExamOnly Pen and Paper based

Medium

All Examination Centre CitiesEnglish and Hindi
Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar HaveliEnglish, Hindi and Gujarati

Schedule

Offline Examination

Paper 1

Date of ExaminationApril 8, 2018 (Sunday)
Timings0930-1230 Hours
Duration3 hours

Paper 2

Date of ExaminationApril 8, 2018 (Sunday)
Timings1400-1700 Hours
Duration3 hours

Online Examination

Paper 1

Dates of ExaminationApril 15, 2018 (Sunday) & April 16, 2018 (Monday)
Timings1st Shift : 0930-1230 Hours, 2nd Shift (If Required): 1400-1700 Hours
Duration3 Hours

Eligibility

Date Of Birth

  • Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1993 are eligible.
  • Upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC, ST and PwD candidates.

Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination

  • Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 or 2017.
  • Or Those candidates who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018.
  • Candidates who appeared in Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2015, did not pass in 2015, but passed in 2016 are not eligible.
  • Note: For admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, performance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination is also considered. You can check that criteria here.

Number of Subjects in Qualifying Examination

  • Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in order to be eligible.

Mock Test

  • The official mock test is made available to the candidates appearing for JEE Main.
  • Candidates can take the Mock Test to understand the pattern of the computer based test and make themselves familiar with the interface.
  • Mock test is for practice purpose only.
  • UPDATE: JEE (Main) 2018 Official mock test is now available, read more here.

Fees

For examination centre opted in India

For examination centre opted in India

One Paper Only

Pen and Paper Based

General/OBC₹1000
SC/ST/PWD/Girls₹500

Computer Based Examination (Paper-1 only)

General/OBC₹500
SC/ST/PWD/Girls₹250

Both Papers

Pen and Paper Based

General/OBC₹1800
SC/ST/PWD/Girls₹900

Computer Based Examination (Paper-1 only)

General/OBC₹1300
SC/ST/PWD/Girls₹650

For examination centre opted in Foreign country

For examination centre opted in Foreign country

One Paper Only

Pen and Paper Based

General/OBC₹2500
SC/ST/PWD/Girls₹1250

Computer Based Examination (Paper-1 only)

General/OBC₹2500
SC/ST/PWD/Girls₹1250

Both Papers

Pen and Paper Based

General/OBC₹3800
SC/ST/PWD/Girls₹1900

Computer Based Examination (Paper-1 only)

General/OBC₹3800
SC/ST/PWD/Girls₹1900

Registration

  • The registration for JEE (Main) 2018 will begin on Decemeber 1, 2017.
  • UPDATE: JEE (Main) 2018 Registartions have started, read more here.

Application Procedure

Procedure

  1. The aspiring candidate should furnish all the details and choose a password while filling up the Online Application. After successful submission of the data, Application number will be generated which will be used for subsequent logins.
  2. Once the candidate has registered, he/she is required to upload scanned images of his/her photograph and signature.
  3. The candidate is then required to pay the Examination Fee which can be done by Credit card/Debit card/Paytm or e-challan (generated after submission of details in online application form).
  4. Once the payment is done, Acknowledgement Page will be generated. Candidates are advised to save it for future reference.

Note

  • Candidates are required to fill Aadhaar details in the application form. Candidates who don’t have Aadhaar can visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre to get enrolled. Candidates who have enrolled for Aadhaar but have not received Aadhaar should enter 28 digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID.
  • The scanned photograph should be colour or b/w (but clear contrast) with name of the candidate and date of taking the photograph printed on it.
  • The entire application process is online, thus the candidates are not required to send any document to JEE (Main) Secretariat.

Application Correction

  • Candidates will be provided a facility to make correction in their application form particulars.
  • It is one-time facility and is extended to the candidates to avoid any hardship to them.
  • UPDATE: JEE (Main) 2018 Application Form Particulars Correction facility is now available, read more here.

Admit Card

  • Admit Card can be downloaded from JEE (Main) website from 2nd week of March 2018 onwards.
  • A printed copy of the downloaded admit card should be produced at the time of examination.
  • UPDATE: JEE (Main) 2018 Admit Cards are now available, read more here.
  • UPDATE: One more server added to download admit card for JEE Main 2018, read more here.

Test Centres

Pen Paper Based (Offline Exam Centres)

Centres in India

Centres in India

  • Agartala
  • Agra
  • Ahmedabad
  • Aizawl
  • Ajmer
  • Allahabad
  • Amravati
  • Amritsar
  • Anand
  • Aurangabad
  • Balasore
  • Bareilly
  • Bengaluru
  • Berhampur
  • Bhatinda
  • Bhavnagar
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bikaner
  • Bokaro
  • Chandigarh / Mohali
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Cuttack
  • Dadra Nagar Haveli
  • Daman & Diu
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Dhanbad
  • Dimapur
  • Durgapur
  • Ernakulam / Kochi
  • Faridabad
  • Gandhinagar
  • Gangtok
  • Gaya
  • Godhra
  • Gorakhpur
  • Guntur
  • Gurugram
  • Guwahati
  • Gwalior
  • Haldwani
  • Hamirpur
  • Haridwar
  • Hisar
  • Howrah
  • Hubballi (Hubli)
  • Hyderabad
  • Imphal
  • Indore
  • Itanagar
  • Jabalpur
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Jamshedpur
  • Jhansi
  • Jodhpur
  • Kanpur
  • Karnal
  • Kavarrati
  • Khammam
  • Kohima
  • Kolkata
  • Kota
  • Kozhikode
  • Kurukshetra
  • Lucknow
  • Madurai
  • Mangaluru (Mangalore)
  • Mumbai
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Nagpur
  • Nasik
  • Panaji
  • Patan
  • Patna
  • Port Blair
  • Puducherry
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Rajkot
  • Ranchi
  • Rewa
  • Roorkee
  • Rourkela
  • Sambalpur
  • Shillong
  • Shimla
  • Silchar
  • Siliguri
  • Srinagar
  • Surat
  • Thane
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Tirupati
  • Udaipur
  • Ujjain
  • Vadodara
  • Valsad
  • Varanasi
  • Vijayawada
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Warangal

Outside India Centres

Outside India Centres

  • Bahrain
  • Colombo (Only Paper-2)
  • Dhaka
  • Dubai
  • Kathmandu (Only Paper-2)
  • Muscat
  • Qatar
  • Riyadh
  • Sharjah
  • Singapore (Only Paper-2)

Computer Based (Online Exam Centres)

Centres in India

Centres in India

  • Agartala
  • Agra
  • Ahmedabad
  • Ahmednagar
  • Aizawl
  • Ajmer
  • Akola
  • Alappuzha
  • Aligarh
  • Allahabad
  • Alwar
  • Ambala
  • Amravati
  • Amritsar
  • Anand
  • Anantapur
  • Angamaly
  • Angul
  • Asansol
  • Aurangabad
  • Aurangabad (Bihar)
  • Bagalkot
  • Bahadurgarh
  • Balaghat
  • Balasore
  • Bapatla
  • Baramullah
  • Bardhman
  • Bareilly
  • Beed
  • Belgaum
  • Bellary
  • Bengaluru
  • Berhampur
  • Betul
  • Bhagalpur
  • Bhandara
  • Bharatpur
  • Bhatinda
  • Bhavnagar
  • Bheemavaram
  • Bhilai / Durg
  • Bhilwara
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Bhusawal
  • Bidar
  • Biharsharif
  • Bikaner
  • Bilaspur
  • Bokaro
  • Bulandsharar
  • Buldana
  • Chandigarh / Mohali
  • Chandrapur
  • Chenganur
  • Chennai
  • Chhatarpur
  • Chhindwara
  • Chittoor
  • Coimbatore
  • Cuddalore
  • Cuttack
  • Dadra Nagar Haveli
  • Daman & Diu
  • Darbhanga
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Devanagere
  • Dhanbad
  • Dharmshala
  • Dharwad
  • Dhule
  • Dibrugarh
  • Dimapur
  • Dindigul
  • Durgapur
  • Eluru
  • Ernakulam / Kochi
  • Faizabad
  • Faridabad
  • Fathegarh Sahib
  • Gadchiroli
  • Gandhinagar
  • Gangtok
  • Gaya
  • Ghaziabad
  • Godhra
  • Gondia
  • Gorakhpur
  • Greater Noida / Noida
  • Gulbarga
  • Guntur
  • Gurugram
  • Guwahati
  • Gwalior
  • Haldia
  • Haldwani
  • Hamirpur
  • Haridwar
  • Hassan
  • Hisar
  • Hooghly
  • Howrah
  • Hubballi (Hubli)
  • Hyderabad
  • Idukki
  • Imphal
  • Indore
  • Itanagar
  • Jabalpur
  • Jaipur
  • Jalandhar
  • Jalgaon
  • Jammu
  • Jamnagar
  • Jamshedpur
  • Jeypore
  • Jhansi
  • Jodhpur
  • Jorhat
  • Junagarh
  • Kadapa
  • Kakinada
  • Kalyani
  • Kanjirappally
  • Kannur
  • Kanpur
  • Kanyakumari
  • Karimnagar
  • Karnal
  • Karur
  • Kasaragod
  • Kavarrati
  • Khammam
  • Khargaon
  • Kohima
  • Kolar
  • Kolhapur
  • Kolkata
  • Kollam
  • Kota
  • Kothamangalam
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Kurnool
  • Kurukshetra
  • Latur
  • Lucknow
  • Ludhiana
  • Madurai
  • Mahabubnagar
  • Malapuram
  • Mandsur
  • Mangaluru (Mangalore)
  • Manipal
  • Mathura
  • Meerut
  • Moovattupuzha
  • Moradabad
  • Mumbai
  • Muzaffarnagar
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Mysore
  • Nagpur
  • Nalgonda
  • Namakkal
  • Nanded
  • Nasik
  • Navi Mumbai
  • Nellore
  • Ongole
  • Palakkad
  • Palampur
  • Panaji
  • Panipat
  • Pantnagar
  • Parbhani
  • Patan
  • Pathanamathitha
  • Pathankot
  • Patiala
  • Patna
  • Phagwara
  • Port Blair
  • Puducherry
  • Pune
  • Purnea
  • Raigad / Alibaug
  • Raipur
  • Rajahmundry
  • Rajkot
  • Ranchi
  • Ratnagiri
  • Rewa
  • Roorkee
  • Ropar
  • Rourkela
  • Sagar
  • Salem
  • Sambalpur
  • Sangali
  • Sangrur
  • Satara
  • Satna
  • Shahdol
  • Shillong
  • Shimla
  • Shivamogga (Shimoga)
  • Sikar
  • Silchar
  • Siliguri
  • Sitapur
  • Solan
  • Solapur
  • Sonepat
  • Srikakulam
  • Srinagar
  • Surat
  • Tadepalligudem
  • Tanjore
  • Tezpur
  • Thane
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thiruvannamalai
  • Thoothukudi
  • Thrissur
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Tirunelveli
  • Tirupati
  • Tumkur
  • Udaipur
  • Udupi
  • Ujjain
  • Vadodara
  • Valsad
  • Varanasi
  • Vellore
  • Vidisha
  • Vijayawada
  • Villipuram
  • Virudhunagar
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Vizianagaram
  • Warangal
  • Wardha
  • Washim
  • Yavatmal

Outside India Centres

Outside India Centres

  • Bahrain (Only on April 15, 2018)
  • Colombo (Only on April 15, 2018)
  • Dhaka (Only on April 15, 2018)
  • Dubai (Only on April 15, 2018)
  • Kathmandu (Only on April 15, 2018)
  • Muscat (Only on April 15, 2018)
  • Qatar (Only on April 15, 2018)
  • Riyadh (Only on April 15, 2018)
  • Sharjah (Only on April 15, 2018)
  • Singapore (Only on April 15, 2018)

Recorded Responses

  • The scanned images of OMR sheets of Pen & Paper Based examination will be displayed on the JEE (Main) website during April 24 – April 27, 2018.
  • The candidates who are not satisfied with the captured response, may challenge it by filling online application form and paying a sum of Rs.1000/- per question.
  • UPDATE: JEE Main 2018: Check your Recorded responses, read more here.

Answer Keys

  • The answer keys of Pen & Paper Based examination and Computer based examination will be displayed on the JEE (Main) website during April 24 – April 27, 2018.
  • The candidates who aren’t satisfied with any answer can challenge the answer keys online up to 11.59 PM on April 27, 2018 on payment of Rs.1000/- per question.
  • UPDATE: JEE Main 2018: Official Answer Keys now available, read more here.

Score / Result

  • The score and rank of Paper-I of JEE (Main) for all candidates will be declared by April 30, 2018. This score shall comprise the actual marks obtained in Paper-I of JEE (Main) along with the status of those who qualify for appearing in JEE (Advanced). JEE (Advanced) eligibility criteria can be checked here.
  • No score/rank card will be dispatched to the candidates and the candidates are advised to download their score/rank cards from the JEE (Main) website.
  • UPDATE: JEE Main 2018 Result declared, read more here.
  • UPDATE: JEE Main 2018 Cutoff Scores declared, read more here.
  • UPDATE: JEE Main 2018 Paper-2 Result declared, read more here.

Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs

  • Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank subject to the condition that the candidate 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 candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
  • You can read more about Performance Criteria in Class XII for admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs here.

Important Dates

Start of filling of Online formsDecember 1, 2017
Last Date for Online submission of ApplicationJanuary 1, 2018
Availability of Admit Card2nd week of March 2018
JEE MAIN – Offline paperApril 8, 2018
JEE MAIN – Online paperApril 15, 2018 & April 16, 2018
Display of Answer Sheet & OMR SheetApril 24 – April 27, 2018
Declaration of JEE (Main) Paper–1 Score / All India RankApril 30, 2018
Declaration of All India Rank JEE (Main) Paper – 2May 31, 2018
Availability of Score/Rank CardsAfter declaration of All India Rank (AIR)

Important Information

Materials to be brought on the day of examination:

  • Admit Card
  • Identity Proof
  • Ball Point Pen
  • For Paper-2, clip board, geometry box set, pencils, erasers and colour pencils or crayons.
  • Candidates claiming the relaxation under PwD category must carry with them the copy PwD certificate in prescribed format.
 

Rough Work:

  • For Pen-Paper based, All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet only.
  • For Computer based, Paper for Rough work will be provided at the examination centre.

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