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Joint Entrance Examination - JEE (Main) 2018
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Joint Entrance Examination (JEE -Main 2018) -  On 2nd April 2018

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Joint Entrance Examination - JEE (Main) 2018
Category : Engineering Admissions 2018
Published : On November 23, 2017 By Webindia123 Editor

Important Dates

Commencement of Online application submission December 1, 2017
Last Date for Online application form submission 1st January, 2018
Date of Availability of Admit Card for JEE (Main) on Website 2nd week of March, 2018
Date of JEE (Main)  
Offline examination (Pen and Paper Based Examination)  
Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) April 8, 2018 (0930-1230 Hour)
Paper 2 (B. Arch./ B. Planning) April 8, 2018 (1400-1700)
Online examination (Computer Based Examination)  
Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) Only April 15 2018
April 16, 2018

In pursuance of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Notification, the 6th Joint Entrance Examination (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 admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other centrally funded Technical Institutions, Institutions under several participating State Governments, and several other Institutions shall include the performance in the JEE (Main). For admission to NITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) like IIITs etc. and other participating Institutions, the merit/rank list shall be prepared based on 40% weightage to school Boards marks in class 12th or equivalent examination and 60% weightage to JEE(Main). The weightage to school Board/Equivalent examination marks shall be considered only after normalization.

The States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland & Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system. 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.

The JEE (Main) will also be the 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/ ISM Dhanbad. The candidates are advised to see the JEE (Advanced) website for information related to JEE (Advanced).

Eligibility Criteria for JEE (Main) Exam 2018

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. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2015 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2018 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2018. The candidates who appeared in class 12th/ equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2015, did not pass in 2015, but passed in 2015 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2018.

The candidates willing to appear for improvement examination of class 12th in 2018 have to appear in all the 5 subjects as per the scheme of study of the concerned board. Further, they may also note that in the percentile system, the total marks (of all five subjects) obtained/shown on the mark-sheet of a particular year are required in JEE (Main) and also in JEE (Advanced). The marks from two different years (i.e. marks for 3 subjects from year 2017 and marks for other 2 subjects from 2018) mark-sheets cannot be considered for percentile calculation.

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).

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.

Exam Pattern for JEE Main 2018

JEE (Main) 2018 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B.E. / B. Tech.) and Paper-2(B. Arch./ B. Planning). Depending upon on the course (s) candidates are seeking admission, may take Paper-1 B.E. / B. Tech.), or Paper-2 B. Arch./ B. Planning), or both.

Subject combination for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below:-

Paper Subjects Type of Questions Mode of Exam
Paper 1
(B.E./B. Tech.)
Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Objective type questions with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Pen and Paper Based Exam OR Computer Based Exam
Paper 2
Mathematics – Part I
Aptitude Test – Part II
Drawing Test – Part III
Objective type questions Objective type questions questions to test Drawing Aptitude Only Pen and Paper Based Exam

Online Application Form Submission

Online application has to be submitted through JEE (Main) -2018 website The aspiring candidate should furnish all the details and upload scanned image of his/her photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression while filling up the On-line Application. Candidates are required to take a print out of the computer generated acknowledgment slip after successful submission of data and payment of fee and keep the same in the safe custody for any future reference.

Important Note - The entire application process is online, including uploading of photograph & signature and payment of fee the candidates are required NOT to send any document to JEE (Main) Secretariat.

More details can be available from the institute website.

Contact Details
 Address  : Executive Director 
JEE (Main)
Central Board of Secondary Education, 
PS-1-2, Institutional Area, I.P.Extn. Patparganj, 
Delhi-110 092
 Phone  : 011-22144770, 22144774, 22144775
 Fax  :
 Mobile  :
 E-mail  : Contact I
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