JEE Main 2018: Result Released, Cut Off, Rank List, Counselling, Admission

JEE Counseling is currently being conducted by JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) for filing seats in IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs. The result for JEE Main 2018 was released by CBSE on 30th April 2018 for JEE Main Paper 1. JEE Main 2018 concluded successfully on April 08 in offline mode and April 15, 2018. Candidates can check their JEE Main 2018 Result for Paper I at

June 10: JEE Advanced 2018 Result is announced at Click Here to View the Result

May 30: JEE Main Paper II Result Announced on May 30 at Click Here to View the Result

June 25: Last Date to register for JoSAA 2018 Round 1 Counselling and choice filling. Click Here to Check Complete Details

June 18: JoSAA 2018 Reporting Centers Published at for IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. Click Here to View Complete List

Based on their performance in JEE Main 2018, top 2,24,000 All India Rank (AIR) holders will be shortlisted for JEE Advanced, scheduled for May 20. The result for JEE Main Paper II (Architecture) will be announced on May 31. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is the national level Engineering Entrance for admission to B.E/B.Tech & B.Arch/B.Plan Courses.

Check JEE Main 2018 Cut Off Use JEE Main Rank Predictor

JEE Main 2018 scores and All India Ranks will be used for allocating seats in NITs (National Institute of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), and other (CFTIs) Centrally Funded Technically Institutions across India. Those appearing in JEE Advanced 2018 will be eligible for admission to IITs(Indian Institutes of Technology). JoSAA will hold centralized counselling session for all IITs, NITs, IIIT and CFTIs.

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How to Check JEE Main Results?

  • Visit the official website.
  • Click on the result link (Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2018)- with Rank
  • Enter your JEE Main Roll Number and Date of Birth.
  • Your JEE Main Result will be displayed in your computer screen.
  • Take a printout of the rank card for future reference i.e. counselling and admission purposes.

Download JEE Main Paper 2 Answer Keys

CBSE released official answer keys for JEE Main Paper 2 for admission to B.Arch/B.Planning. The paper was conducted in Pen and Paper based mode on April 08. JEE Main Paper 2 Result is expected to be announced on May 29, 2018.

To download the answer key, click on the table below:

Question Paper Code Answer Key
Code R Click Here
Code S Click Here
Code T Click Here
Code U Click Here

Latest Application Form Available 2018

  • Apply Online for B.Tech from BML Munjal. Click Here
  • Apply Online for B.Tech from Sharda University. Click Here
  • Apply Online for B.Tech from GD Goenka University. Click Here

Download JEE Main 2018 Question Papers and Final Answer Keys

CBSE has published final answer keys for all the question paper sets and exam shifts on April 29. Earlier, CBSE has also made available Question paper download links for all seats and exam shifts. The link to download final answer keys and question papers is provided in the table below.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Session Download Question Paper Download Answer Key
JEE Main April 08 – SET A Click Here Click Here
JEE Main April 08 – SET B Click Here Click Here
JEE Main April 08 – SET C Click Here Click Here
JEE Main April 08 – SET D Click Here Click Here
JEE Main April 15 – Morning Click Here Click Here
JEE Main April 15 – Evening Click Here Click Here
JEE Main April 16 – Morning Click Here Click Here

About JEE Main

  • JEE Main is the first stage of JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) – the biggest national level engineering entrance.
  • JEE Apex Board has assigned CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) to conduct the entrance on its behalf.
  • The performance in JEE Main is used as the basis for admission to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs while top performers qualify for the second stage – JEE Advanced for admission to IITs.
  • Admission to B.Arch/B.Plan courses will be based JEE Main Paper II score. For admission in IITs, candidates also have to appear in AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test).
  • Around 11.64 lac candidates registered for JEE Main 2018 against 12.15 lac candidates last year.

Quick Highlights of the JEE Main Exam

  • JEE Main Official Notification has been released on 22nd November 2018.
  • Application Process has been started from 1st December; till continue 31st December 2018.
  • Last date for Application Fee submission is 2nd January 2018.
  • Image Correction Process has been started from 8th December 2018.
  • Mock Test will be released on 13th December 2018.
  • Application Form correction process has been started from 9th January; till continue 22nd January 2018.
  • JEE Main offline mode examination has been conducted on 8th April and Institutional Answer Key has been released on 8th April after the commencement of examination.
  • JEE Main online mode examination has been conducted on 15th and 16th April 2018.
  • JEE Main Answer Key is available now at official website from 24th April 2018 and till available 27th April 2018.

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JEE Main 2018 Highlights

Event Detail
Exam Name Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2018
Conducting Authority Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam Level National Level
Category of Examination Undergraduate (UG)
Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Duration of Examination 3 hours
Paper I B.Tech / B.E.
Paper II B.Arch / B.Planning
Purpose of Examination Qualifying examination for admissions into NITs, IITs, and GFTI.
Qualifying Test for JEE Advanced which provides admissions into IITs.
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total Marks 360
Total Number of Questions in Paper 90 Questions (30 Questions each in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be allotted for each correct response.
For each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted.
Selection Process Admission through JoSAA counseling on the basis of the applicant’s All India Rank
Application Submitted Approx 12 Lac
Exam Centers
  • In India: 1613 centers across 104 cities
  • Out of India: 8 centers across 8 cities
Total Marks 360

JEE Advanced will be Conducted on 20th May 2018 (Sunday) which is fully Computer Based.

The authority give an opportunity to the candidates who have made mistakes and are not able to download admit card while filling application form can correct their Aadhar details. After correcting their details they can avail to download JEE Main Admit Card. Click here for detailed information.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Dates

Event Exam Date (Declared)
JEE Main 2018 Notification 22nd November 2017
Commencement of Online Application Form 1st December 2017
Facility of Correcting Images 8th December 2017
JEE Main Computer Based Mock Test Release 13th December 2017
Closing Date of Online Application Form 1st January 2018
Last Date of Fee Payment 2nd January 2018
Opening of Application Form Correction Window 9th-22nd January 2018
Correction Fee submission 9th-23rd January 2018
Availability of Admit Card 12th March 2018 (Released)
Offline exam 8th April 2018
Online exam 15th & 16th April 2018
Answer Key & OMR Sheet Availability 24th-27th April 2018
Result (Score & Rank) 30th April 2018
AIR Rank Declaration(Paper 2) 31st May 2018
Availability of Rank card and Scorecard on website After JEE Main All India Rank Declaration

Changes in JEE Main 2018

In 2017 MHRD, Government of India introduced some new changes in JEE Main which are as follows:

  • CBSE has declared 258 new exam centers where 248 are Indian and 10 out of them are outside India.
  • A Diabetic Candidates can carry eatables or fruits (banana, apple or orange) and a transparent water bottle in examination hall which is declared by the Conducting board (Central board of secondary education).
  • CBSE also provide a new facility to candidates from the year 2018 i.e. Candidates will able to book their exam slot for online mode exam. This process is based on FCFS. Click here to book your exam slot.
  • The candidate is required to have a valid Aadhaar card to fill JEE Main Application form. For more details about Aadhaar Card requirements Click Here.
  • The data on Aadhaar Card (Name, Date of Birth, Gender etc) should match the details one has to provide the time application form registration. In case the details do not match, they are not allowed to appear in the exam.
  • There is no weightage given to 12th Class marks in calculating JEE Main Ranks.
  • In order to qualify for taking admission in IIT’s, NIT’s and different centrally funded institution, Candidate must get 75% marks in class 12th wherever for SC Applicants it will be 65%.
  • Applicants who are from Meghalaya, J&K and Assam can use their local identity proof (passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any valid government ID Proof etc.) for appearing in the examination.

JEE Main Result

CBSE will release JEE Main (paper 1) result on 30th December via online mode. AIR for paper 2 will be declared on 31st May 2018. Through the JEE Main Result, a student will able to see whether they are eligible or not for JEE Advanced 2018. Students will get admission in IITs, NITs, and GFTs through this AIR (All India Rank). You will not receive results via Email; the applicants must check them online.

How to check JEE Main Result 2018?

  • Click on the link given on the official website to get access to the JEE Main Result portal.
  • Enter Roll Number and Date of Birth.
  • Click on submit button and you will have JEE Main Result 2018 window.
  • Check your score and rank and download the Rank Card.
  • Applicants will also get to know their qualifying status for JEE Advanced 2018 through their rank card.

JEE Main Rank Card

The JEE Main Rank List 2018 will include All India Rank of the candidate along with the All India Category Rank. Furthermore, JoSAA uses JEE Main AIR for admissions.In 2017 CBSE introduced some changes among of them one is when calculating All India Rank no weightage has to be given class 12th marks.

JEE Main Counselling:

Only those applicants who have qualified in JEE Main will be able to participate in the counseling session. JoSAA will conduct online allocation of seats based on the applicant’s All India Rank in JEE Main, category, availability of seats and other factors. Post seat allocation, the applicants will have to report to their allotted Institute for document verification and fee payment. JoSAA/CSAB are the authorities who conduct counseling process for admission in IIITs, IITs, NITs, and CFTs.

Submit following documents for verification:

  • 3 Passport size Photographs
  • JEE Main Admit Card 2018
  • JEE Main Result 2018
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Seat Allotment letter
  • Photo Identity Card
  • Proof of Seat Acceptance Fee Payment
  • 12th Standard Mark Sheet
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)

JEE Main Answer Key

The official answer key is available now. Aspirants can see the official answer key from 24th-27th April 2018 along with the response sheet for JEE Main Paper 1 which will be declared by CBSE. Through the official answer key, students will be able to check their answers and calculate their expected marks in the JEE Main 2018. A candidate who is not satisfied with the answer keys can challenge the answer sheet by paying INR 1,000 per question. For JEE Main Paper 2 answer key will be available from May 2018. The institutional based answer keys has been released now for Code P, Q, R, S. Follow the below given steps to download JEE Main Answer Key:

Procedure to Download JEE Main Answer Key along with the Recorded Response Sheet

  • Visit the official website @
  • Click on the link given for JEE Main Answer Key
  • Then answer key along with recorded response sheet will be displayed in your computer screen in Pdf format.
  • You can download it and match your answer with the official answer key and can get the idea about your performance.

JEE Main Cut Off

CBSE will release cut off of JEE Main 2018 along with the result. JEE Main cut off comprises closing ranks or minimum scores to qualify for JEE Advanced 2018. The cut off last year saw a major dip after CBSE decided to do away with class 12th scores for calculation of JEE Main All India Ranks (AIR).

JEE Main Cut off 2018 marks to qualify for JEE Advanced are given below:

CUT-OFF For JEE(Advance) – 2018
Category Qualified Max_Marks Min_marks
Common Rank List 111275 350 74
OBC – NCL 65313 73 45
SC 34425 73 29
ST 17256 73 24
PwD 2755 73 -35
Total 231024

Check here the Past five-year JEE Main Cut off trends:

S.No. Category 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
1 General 81 100 105 115 113
2 OBC-NCL 49 70 70 74 70
3 SC 32 52 50 53 50
4 ST 27 48 44 47 45

JEE Main Rank Predictor

With the help of JEE Main Rank Predictor tools candidates can predict their rank in JEE Main 2018 by entering their score which they expecting to score. Candidates can follow the below given steps:

How to predict JEE Main Rank:

  • Click on JEE Main Rank Predictor Link.
  • Then in your computer screen you need to fill your details i.e. JEE Main Score which you are expecting.
  • Click on Submit Button
  • In your computer screen; expected rank will be displayed in front of you.

From below given table you can also predict your ranks through marks scored in JEE Main:

Marks obtained in JEE Main  Central Rank (All India Rank)
Opening Rank Closing Rank
1 to 20 1093115 1121966
21 to 40 844546 1093113
41 to 60 463444 844544
61 to 80 237035 463443
81 to 100 125723 237034
101 to 120 67651 125722
121 to 140 35929 67649
141 to 160 18372 35928
161 to 180 8998 18371
181 to 200 4164 8997
201 to 220 1756 4163
221 to 240 707 1755
241 to 260 245 706
261 to 280 84 244
281 to 300 10 83
301 to 326 1 9

JEE Main College Predictor

Through this tools candidates will be able to predict their college in which they will get admission according to the marks which will scored by candidates in JEE Main 2018. Most of the time it has been seen that because of less amount of information of the colleges; candidates compromise with their preference. College Predictor tools helps you predicting your rank according to marks secured by the candidates.

Last Minute Preparation Tips

  • Keep calm and cool.
  • You need to be positive.
  • Take care of your health.
  • As CBSE has not decided any dress code for the examination.
  • Try to wear comfort dress.
  • Candidates need to take a printout copy of JEE Main Admit Card along with one ID proof.
  • Try to go and check your exam centers one day before the examination..
  • Offline mode test will be organised on 8th April 2018.
  • Online mode test will be organised on 15th/16th April 2018.
  • For paper 1 timing will be 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • For paper 2 timing will be 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • Candidates need to reach examination centers before 1 hours.
  • Don’t take stress of JEE Main.
  • Don’t try last minute study.

IIT Kanpur released Frequently asked questions related to JEE Advanced 2018. Click here to download.

JEE Main 2018 Mock Test is available for practice now.  Click Here for mock test & preparation tips.

As per Executive director of CBSE (Rajbir Singh) stated in their press conference that “the number goes increased in this year those who opt for online mode(computer based examination)”. 

CBSE conducts JEE Main Paper 1 for admission to Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Engineering (B.Tech/B.E) program and JEE Main Paper 2 is organised for admission in Bachelor of Planning/ Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch/ B.Plan) program which is offered by the top engineering colleges i.e. IIITs, IITs, NITs, GFTs and other private institution.

What JEE Main Topper Kalpit Veerwal Said?

  • Solve sample papers and practice filling OMR sheets
  • The previous years’ question papers – from 2013 to 2017
  • Students should also read NCERT as alot is been taken from the course books click here
  • Solve mock tests as much as you can


  • IIT Kanpur released two new JEE Advanced 2018 Mock Test for practice.
  • JEE Main 2018 offline mode exam will be conducted on 8th April 2018 and online mode exam will be conducted on 15th & 16th April 2018.
  • IT Kanpur announced help video for JEE Advanced 2018 online mode examination. Click here to view
  • CBSE released JEE Main Mock Test for Computer Based Exam. Attempt Now
  • JEE Advanced 2018 Syllabus released now Check here.
  • 4,000 More aspirants to be eligible for JEE Advanced Exam next year. So now 2,24,000 aspirants will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2018.

As the number goes decreased over year to year those are appearing for JEE Main/Advanced. From the below given table your will get  how many students appeared in past years?

Year Number of students appeared
2012 12,20,000
2013 12,82,000
2014 13,56,000
2015 13,04,217
2016 12,07,257
2017 11,98,989
2018 1,176,564

Here you will get how many students appear for JEE Advanced over year by year.

Year Number of Students Appeared
2014 1,19,575
2016 1,47,678

In 23 IITs presently 10,998 seats are available across India. In 2017, 100 seats remained empty after completion of all round of counseling. The conducting authority also increased exam centers which is doubled according to previous year. 9,24,000 students registered for pen and paper based examination where as 2,40,000 students are registered for computer based examination.

Candidates can correct their particulars from application form till 22nd January 2018. For more information click here.

Download: JEE Main Study Material

JEE Main 2018 offline mode examination will be conducted on 8th April 2018 and online mode examination will be conducted on 15th & 16th April 2018. Click here to view other details.

Important Details which you need to know:

Latest Application Form Available 2018

  • Apply Online for B.Tech from BML Munjal. Click Here
  • Apply Online for B.Tech from Sharda University. Click Here
  • Apply Online for B.Tech from GD Goenka University. Click Here

JEE Main Application form

It is mandatory for all the students to read all the instructions carefully before filling JEE Main application form. Application has been released by CBSE from 1st December 2017.

Students required to prepare below listed documents before filling application form:

  • Scanned Copies of:
    • Adhaar Card
    • Photograph
    • Signature
  • Academic Documents
  • Valid Mail ID
  • Valid Mobile No.
  • Credit/Debit Card for fee payment

The application process follows three stages which are given as follows:

  • Filling all the basic information
  • Uploading images
  • Submitting Application Fee

Before filling the application form, you must have the following documents:

  • Scanned Copies of photograph, signature
  • Class 10th and 12th related information
  • Credit Card/Debit Card
  • Aadhaar Card

Stage I:

Filling the Application Form:

  • The first step is to register for the exam on the official website.
  • On the homepage, click on the “Apply for JEE (Main) – 2018”
  • Click on “New Candidate Registration”.
  • Enter details like Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, State of Eligibility etc.
  • After you fill the required information, submit the application form.
  • An application number will be generated. This number is crucial as it would be required for all the further communications.

Stage – II

Uploading scanned images

  • After registration, applicants would be required to upload the scanned images of photograph, signature
  • All the scanned images need to be in jpg/jpeg format only.
  • Size of the photograph should be between 4 kb and 40 kb.
  • The signature image should be between 1 kb and 30 kb.
  • Dimension for the photograph: 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (Height) only.
  • The signature should be in between 3.5 cm (length) x 1.5 cm (Height) only.

Note – Documents exceeding the specified sizes will not be uploaded. Use image resizer to fit the specifications.

Stage – III

Submitting Application Fee

  • After uploading the images, applicants have to pay the application fees online through Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking. The fees differ for online and offline mode and reservation relaxation applies to categories
  • If the candidate is using Credit Card to pay JEE Main 2018 application fee, 1.20% of the examination fee will be charged additionally along with service tax as applicable
  • In case, a candidate is using Debit Card to pay JEE Main 2018 exam fee, a fee of 0.75% of the examination fee will be charged additionally along with taxes for exam fee up to INR 2,000 and 1% + taxes for examination fee more than INR 2,000
  • A candidate using SBI Buddy will be charged INR 20 per transaction plus the service tax as applicable
  • Using Paytm will cost 1.50% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable
  • The board also accepts application fee through E-challan. For the same, aspirants need to download the e-challan generated after the submission of online application form. Applicants will be able to download the acknowledgment page once the fees are paid.

Photograph and Signature Format’s

Image File size Dimensions File Format
Photographs with Candidates Na,e and Date of Photographs 4 KB to 40 KB 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm JPEG/JPG
Candidate Signature 1 KB to 30 KB 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm JPEG/JPG
Father/Mother/Guardian Signature’s 1 KB to 30 KB 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm JPEG/J

JEE Main 2018 FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) list view from here.

Steps by Step guide to Fill JEE Main Application Form

  • Aadhar Card Authentication
  • Fill basic details
  • Mobile and Email ID verification
  • Scanned Image/Signature Uploading
  • JEE Main Application Fee Payment (via Online and Offline Mode)
  • JEE Main Slot Booking Process (For Exam day)
  • Taking the Acknowledgement Page for future reference.

To check how to fill JEE Main 2018 application form click here.

JEE Main 2018 Admit Card:

CBSE released JEE Main Admit Card on 12th March 2018. Candidate can download their hall ticket from the official website and it should be retained till the counseling process. To download JEE Main admit card, applicants need to enter their application number, Date of Birth and security pin. The admit card will not be sent individually to any applicant, it will be available online. It is advised to the candidates that check carefully the admit card and if there any mistakes and correction required in your admit card immediately contact with the conducting body.

The following steps are to be followed to download admit card of JEE Main 2018.

  • The link to download JEE Main 2018 Admit Card will be available on the official website.
  • The system will redirect you to the admit card portal.
  • Enter JEE Main 2018 Application Number, Date of Birth and Security Pin in the admit card window
  • Click on “Submit” button.
  • Check the admit card on your computer screen.
  • Ensure all the details are correct before taking a print out.

JEE Main Mock Test

Mock test has been released on 13th December 2017 by the CBSE for JEE Main 2018. Through mock test candidates can take the help to understand the pattern of the exam and can also evaluate their preparation. After attempting JEE Main Mock test candidates will aware about their weakness and can also check their performance in the JEE Main. After attempting it candidates have enough amount of time to remove their weakness.

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility criteria:

The general eligibility criteria for JEE Main is that the candidate should be class 12th pass with minimum 75% marks. Other important eligibility criteria are mentioned below:

Age Criteria:

  • Only those applicants whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1993 are eligible to write the JEE Main Exam.
  • However, relaxation is provided in case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) applicants. The board relaxes upper age limit for the mentioned categories by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD applicants who are born on or after October 01, 1987 are eligible.
  • Please note that date of birth recorded in CBSE mark sheets or equivalent will be considered.

Educational Qualification Criteria:

  • Applicants who have passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2015 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2019 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2018.
  • Applicants must have studied and written exams for at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing Exam.
  • The Applicants who have taken only four subjects are not eligible to write JEE (Main) 2018.

No. of Attempts given to applicants:

The number of attempts which applicants can take is limited to 3. This was not counted in the past, but now onwards, it will be counted. The same thing is also been applied for JEE Advanced 2018. You can only apply for JEE Advanced 2018 two times in the same consecutive year.

Eligibility For Admission to IITs, NITs, CFTIs

Candidates who secured 75% marks in qualifying examination (10+2) or be in top 20% percentile in qualifying examination from respective boards and relaxation will be provided to SC/ST category. They only need to score 65% marks in 10+2.

Application Fee

The application fee varies for applicants depending on their Category and Gender.

Offline Exam (Pen or Paper Based)
Paper/Category Paper I or II Paper I and II Both Paper I or II Paper I and II both
Exam Center in India Exam Centre in out of India
1000 1800 2500 3800
SC/ST/PwD/All Girls 500 900 1250 1900
Online Mode (Computer Based)
Paper/Category Paper I or II Paper I and II Both Paper I or II Paper I and II both
500 1300 2500 3800
SC/ST/PwD/All Girls 250 650 1250 1900
  • The applicants can submit their fee through credit card, debit card, and e-challan.
  • Applicants those who are choosing e-challan mode would have to pay Syndicate/ICICI/HDFC/Canara Bank in cash.

JEE Main Form Correction:

Correction from JEE Main Application Form had been opened from 9th December 2018 to continue 22nd January 2018. Applicants who have successfully registered for JEE Main Application Form could make corrections in their application. The conducting board, CBSE will release the Application correction for the applicants who made some errors while filling the form.

  • JEE Main Correction is limited to particular sections only
  • Academic details cannot be corrected

Applicants should avoid typing errors and should keep the documents with them while filling the form.

JEE Main Slot Booking:

The slot booking facility given to the students at JEE Main Application Form filling time. The slot booking facility has been provided only for Paper 1. (i.e B.E./B.Tech.). The process is based on FCFS (First come First served) basis.

JEE Main Exam center:

Applicants should check their exam centers written on the Admit Card. Please note that change in the exam center will not be entertained. The exam center will cover major cities across India and abroad. In case there is an increase in the number of applicants opting the city of Delhi for JEE Main 2018 online exam, some aspirants might be allotted examination center in Noida, Greater-Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad or Gurgaon. In this year JEE Main 2018 will be conducted over 258 Exam Centers; in which 248 are in India and 10 are outside the India. As there is a difference between online and offline mode exam centers. offline mode examination will be conducted over 120 centers in India and abroad whereas online mode examination will be conducted over 258 exam centers. Those who fill their application form for offline mode examination need to choose 4 preferences while online mode applicants need to choose 1 preference which suited comfort to them.

Click here to view JEE Main Exam Centers of JEE Main 2018.

Candidates need to carry below given documents in JEE Main Exam Centers:

  • JEE Main Admit Card
  • Photo ID Proof
  • PwD Certificates (If Applicable)
  • Clip Board
  • Those who are giving JEE Main Paper II Need to Carry:
    • A geometry box
    • Eraser
    • Pencils
    • Color pencils
    • Clipboard
    • Crayons

The offline mode paper of JEE Main 2018 for Morning Shift concluded now. As per the latest report the was not too tough.

Best Books for  IIT JEE Main Preparation:

JEE Aspirants need to go with best books for JEE Main 2018 preparation. Know all the best book for JEE Main preparation from here. NCERT Books remain the best choice for JEE Aspirants. Try to study thoroughly from NCERT books first, and later you can follow other reference books like R.D. Sharma, H.C.Verma, and Morrison.

JEE Main Exam Pattern:

This engineering entrance exam comprises of two papers. Applicants seeking admission in B.E/B. Tech programs at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs appear for Paper-1 whereas Paper-2 is given by aspirants of Architecture and Planning Programs. The duration of the exam is three hours in which applicants can write the exam in either of the two mediums.

  • Online mode
  • Offline mode

Click here for Detailed JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

Latest Application Form Available 2018

  • Apply Online for B.Tech from BML Munjal. Click Here
  • Apply Online for B.Tech from Sharda University. Click Here
  • Apply Online for B.Tech from GD Goenka University. Click Here

A total of 90 questions are asked and there is negative marking. Only Objective type questions will be asked in Paper-1 which will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. There will be 30 questions in all the 3 sections from Paper -1 carrying total 360 marks. Each question carries four marks. The total time given to applicants is 3 hours. Paper-1 will be organized in both online and offline mode. For every correct answer, you will get 4 marks and for every wrong answer, you will lose one mark. However, you will not lose any mark from the total score for unanswered questions. CBSE conducts a computer-based test and Pen & Paper Entrance Exam on separate dates.

Paper I
Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Marking Scheme
Physics 30 120 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360
Paper II
Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Marking Scheme
Mathematics 30 120 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong response.
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 2 70
Total 82 390

A total of 82 questions are asked comprising 390 marks in Paper-2. It will consist of Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing section. Only Mathematics and Aptitude section are objective whereas drawing section is subjective. It is conducted only in offline mode. The total time given to the applicants is 3 hours.

JEE Main Syllabus:

The exam consists of topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for Paper I and Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing for Paper II. The applicants have to thoroughly revise their class 12th syllabus and books to prepare for JEE Main. Applicants can also prepare by joining various institutes which provide the required training and course material to clear this crucial exam.

To download detailed syllabus Click here.

How to prepare for JEE Main 2018

All IITs aspirants need to speed up their preparation for JEE Main 2018. Candidates needs to prepare themselves in the limited time frame with better time management, better strategies, realistic goals. As the vacant seats are available inversely proportional to the number of students are registered for the JEE Main 2018. Candidates need to follow the below given Preparation tips for scoring good marks:

1. Time Management

Candidates need to prepare a proper time table and organize your study time table efficiently. It is advised to the aspirants that make a study plan according to the daily basis, weekly basis, monthly basis and yearly basis. Try to planning for each and individual subjects. Once you prepared a structured plan then it will save your time and increase your goal efficiency.

2. NCERT Preparation

As currently numerous books and question are available for JEE Main Preparation still NCERT are the best books for JEE. As NCERT books cover entire the syllabus of JEE Main. It is advised to the candidates use it in your revision time.

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3. Practice Papers

To understand the difficulty level of the question papers, type of questions and pattern, it is necessary to solve few practice papers or previous year question papers. By doing this you can catch up your own speed and accuracy.

4. Multitasking Approach

As board exam is just before the JEE Main then candidates need to prepare for both the exam simultaneously. Whereas is you score much better in 12th board then there will no weightage of your 12th marks in JEE Main but it will give you the confidence that you have the best knowledge of these topics.

5. Mock Test

As who select offline mode test, they need to take good number of mock test as well as who select online mode test, they also need to attempt online mock test. It will build your confidence level, efficiency and speed. Through the help of mock test candidates can get the idea of the exam pattern.

6. Need to work on Concentration Level

Each and every marks is important as per the ranking or score point of view. So candidates need to be focused and concentrated towards their goals. By the difference of one marks; you will be out of the race of IITs, NITs, GFTs.

7. Try to set your Own Goal

Try to make your own goal which should be realistic. The goals are the type of attainable. As you need to cover a lot of topics for JEE Main so you need to very attentive and take care of your own health. May be you fall sick and it will take a long time for recovery. So try to keep safe yourself.

Here we have listed some important preparation tips for JEE Main Examination.

  • Prepare a time-table.
  • As everybody knows the importance of syllabus, so, carefully review syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Candidates who have good commands over NCERT books can score very well in JEE Main Examination.
  • Solving previous year question papers will give you the better result and you know about the difficulty level of the exam.
  • It is advised to students that prepare Physics, Chemistry Mathematics (11th and 12th) thoroughly. In Physics 80% questions are directly asked from the numerical section, 20% questions are asked from the theoretical section. For Chemistry almost 70% questions are directly asked from the NCERT books. 80% questions are from theoretical section and 20% questions are from the numerical section.
  • Attempt mock tests, get your weak areas and try to remove your weak areas.
  • The very important tips is Time Management. Divide your timing according to you which is best suited to you. To separate your timing according to school, coaching classes, playing, exercise and self study.
  • Take a proper sleep don’t make a habit of late night study.

Improve your JEE Main Score Points to Follow

CBSE is all set to conduct the JEE Main 2018 in pen and paper mode on 8th April, Sunday. The topics for JEE Main 2018 include B.E, BT.ech, B.Arch and B.Planning Courses. Candidates can directly download their Admit Cards for JEE Main 2018 from Be sure to take a printout of the Admit Card to the Exam Hall because it is your only valid identity of candidature. If you’re confused about the rules and regulations to be upheld in the Examination Centre refer to the contents below:

I. Reporting Time

  • CBSE has advised all candidates to report at the exam venue two and a half hours before time at 7.00 AM. CBSE has cited the reason for this suggestion, “Since the candidates will be frisked by metal detector so they should report at 7.00 a.m. at Examination Centre to avoid rush at the time of frisking.”
  • Candidates will receive their sealed question booklet 10 minutes before the start of the exam.

II. Things to be Taken to the Exam Centre

  • Admit Card is a priority as it is the candidate’s only valid document of identity.
  • Candidates must bring a valid Photo ID Proof preferably, Aadhaar Card.
  • Specially-abled Candidates must bring their Disability Certificates.
  • Plain cardboard or a clipboard is also allowed in the Exam Hall.
  • Geometry Set, pencils, erasers and colour pencils or crayons are accepted.
  • Candidates suffering from health issues are allowed to carry their medication, for instance, JEE aspirants suffering from diabetes can carry sugar tablets, fruits and transparent water bottles.

III. Things NOT to be Taken to the Exam Centre

  • Packed food items for tiffin are strictly prohibited.
  • Bags are not allowed inside the Exam Hall.
  • All varieties of textual materials and papers either printed or written are strictly prohibited within Exam premise.
  • Calculators, Docu Pens, Slide Rules, Log Tables, and Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, Mobile Phones, Pagers and other Electronic Devices are completely out of bounds in the Examination Centre.
  • Candidates are not allowed to take Pens inside the Exam Hall. Separate pens will be provided to them.

IV. Dress Code

CBSE has not specified any dress-code for candidates appearing for JEE Main 2018. But students should stick to clothes which are comfortable and minimalistic. For instance:

  • Men can wear T-shirts and Jeans with flip-flops or sandals.
  • Women can wear T-shirt/Jeans or Kurti and Jeans or leggings.
  • Try to avoid clothes with too many pockets as frisking will then take longer.
  • Try to avoid wearing many accessories and ornaments, such as belts, chains, wallets etc.

Correction Form:

The correction facility in the particulars details has been operational on the official website from 09/01/2018 to 22/01/2018. A candidates could pay additional fee for form correction from 09/01/2018 to 23/01/2018. Candidates can pay fee through online mode by credit card/debit card/E-wallet (SBI buddy/Paytm) or through offline mode (e-challan by paying through Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank).

  • CBSE clearly stated that change of mode from computer based (online) examination to pen & paper based (offline) examination is not allowed.
  • It has advised to the candidates that to make correction till 22/01/2018. This was only one-time opportunity given to the candidates thereafter candidates has not able to edit their particular from the JEE Main Application Form.

Around 11.5 Lac students registered for JEE Main 2018 which was around  12 Lac in 2017. Moreover, CBSE has reported that this year number of candidates opted for online examination has also increased. Last year only 1.8 lac candidates opted for online mode but this year the number is 2.25 lac. The number also goes decreased those who opt for offline mode exam. 9.25 Lac candidates opt for offline exam, 10.2 lac students opted last year for offline mode.

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Previous Year JEE Main Topper’s List:

We are listing here top 10 JEE Main 2017 Topper’s List:

S.No Name Rank (AIR) Marks
1. Kalpit Veerwal 1 360
2. Vasu Jain 2 350
3. Ananay Agarwal 3 350
4. Vedant Raval 4 345
5. Vishwajeet Agarwal 5 345
6. Mohan Abhyas 6 345
7. Akshat Chugh 7 345
8. Shafil Maheen 8 345
9. Varun Teja Chaudhury 9 345
10. Anany Sharma 10 340

JEE Main Reservation Criteria

Get JEE Main Reservation Criteria from below given table:

Category Reservation
Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non Creamy Layer (NCL) 27%
Scheduled Castes (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
Persons with Disability (PwD)with 40% or more disability 3% horizontal

JEE Main Participating Institutes

A total 31 NITs, 23 IIITs, and 23 CFTIs are participating JEE Main 2018. Few states colleges and private institutions also used JEE Main ranks for admission to B.Tech programmes. Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha are includes in this states.

JEE Main Seat Intake

Institutes Total No. of Institutes Total Seats Itake Category
General + General PwD OBC + OBC PwD SC + SC PwD ST + ST PwD
NITs 31 17868 8903 4639 2639 1687
IIITs 23 3433 1719 928 521 265
CFTIs 22 3919 2223 769 556 371
Total 76 25220 12,845 6,336 3716 2323

Click Here for Complete information of JEE Main Participating Institutions

Contact Information

JEE (Main) Secretariat
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
H-149, Sector – 63, Noida
Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar 201309 (UP)

JEE Main 2018 Official Website:

Helpline Number: 7042399520

Frequently Asked Question

Is Aadhaar card mandatory for JEE Main?

Yes, Aadhaar card is mandatory for JEE Main. It is required filled in JEE Main application form.

Applicants who are from Meghalaya, J&K and Assam; how can they apply for the JEE Main?

Applicants who are from Meghalaya, J&K and Assam states; can use their passport number, ration card, voter card, bank account number and other government ID proof for filling JEE Main 2018 entrance exam. Those applicants only appear their exam centers only in these mentioned states.

I am a NIOS students. Can i apply for JEE Main?

Yes, NIOS students also eligible for JEE Main exam but those are eligible for only their study NIOS exam center.

I passed in 2015. Am i eligible or not?

No, you are not eligible.

An applicants who appeared for paper-2. Are eligible or not for admission to B.Arch in IIT’s?

No, those applicants will be eligible for admission to NIT’s/SPA’s and other CFT’s where B.Arch Course i eligible.

If my name is not same in higher secondary mark sheet or in aadhaar card then what can I do?

In this situation you can submit a correction form to aadhaar Card centre and can apply for JEE Main by entering fourteen digits enrollment id after submitting the updation request.

Is thumb impression is necessary for JEE Main 2018?

No, It is not necessary for JEE Main 2018.

I got 60% marks in my class 12th. Am i eligible or not or am I have to re-appear 12th for getting 75% marks

You are eligible for JEE Main. 75% criteria is for those who want to take admission in IIIT’s , NIT’s and other CFT’s.

Are diploma applicant are eligible or not for JEE Main 2018?

Yes, diploma applicant are eligible for JEE Main 2018 but only to fulfill the eligibility for JEE advanced.Diploma holder applicants will not be eligible for admission to NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main.

Is an application acceptable if a photograph without having name and date written on it?

In case uploaded photograph have not name and date, the form will not be rejected or no correction would be required.

After filling an application form; will an applicants able to edit their exam centres?

Yes, Applicants can edit their exam centres during the given correction time.

An applicants from OCI/PIO/NRI. How can he/she apply without having Aadhaar Card?

An applicants from OCI/PIO/NRI can use their passport details for filling application form.

How do I apply for JEE Main 2018?

Candidates can apply through the official website i.e. Click on the “Apply for JEE Main 2018?” JEE Main Application Form. For a new user you need to click on Apply for JEE Main 2018 button then fill your details as required into the and if you are a registered use then process your application form where you left it.

Is there any limits to attempt JEE Main Exam?

Yes, Only three attempts are provided to the JEE Main aspirants

Can I change my exam mode from online to offline or offline to online?

Yes, You can change your exam mode from online to offline or vice versa. This is one time opportunity given to the JEE aspirants if you change your exam mode from correction window online to offline then you can’t change it again same thing for vice versa.

Are class 12th marks considered in JEE Main Rank calculation?

No, Class 12th marks is not considered when calculating JEE Main AIR. It was one of the major changes done by CBSE on 2017.

When I was paying application fee then my transaction has failed?

You need to make another transaction for application process and the amount deducted from your account will be refunded in next 7 working days by the recognized bank.

Sir, I want to change my exam mode, I have submitted my application form, how can I do that? Please guidel!

There is no way that you can change the exam mode once you have submitted the form.

I filled wrong caste name in my form, will it create some problem?

Yes, it will.

I have filled and submitted my application form, but my class 10 marks are incorrect, how to correct it?

You can correct it in the form correction window.

How can I prepare in the best manner for my JEE exam?

Follow the instruction defined for preparation of JEE exam, work with the mock papers and practice papers, that will help you prepare the exam. Also, you can contact us on our helpline our counsellor will guide you.

My photo in JEE application form does not contain my name and DOB, I forgot about them, will my application form get rejected or not? How can I correct it?

Your application form will not be rejected in this case, there is no need for correction of the same.

If I am from commerce background, doing B.Com, can I apply for JEE mains?

If you have completed class 12 through science background you can apply for JEE main.

I have not done coaching for JEE main, if I study hard, can I clear JEE main 2018 and get admission in NIT?

Yes, you can clear the JEE main exam and appear for admission in NIT, only if you clear the minimum cut off defined for admission in NIT.

I belong to BCB caste group, the annual income of my parents is less than 7 Lakhs, can I apply for admission in OBC category or not?

No, you cannot apply for OBC category as the income for OBC category requires the family income to be below 5 Lakhs annually.

In 2015 I did complete my 12 th science but failed in one subject chemistry, I’m still trying to pass, but I failed, In 2015 I scored in JEE main 45 marks than in 2016, I scored 85 marks, in 2017 I didn’t apply for the exam, And now in 2018 I want to try last time I’m a student from SC category I’m eligible or not??

No, you are not eligible with a backlog in any subject.

I took a drop in class 12, in 2016, I was checking the JEE eligibility criteria, I am from OBC background, I scored 60% in class 12, for admission into NIT, I have to clear JEE, am I eligible for the JEE main exam or not?

Yes, you are eligible for JEE main exam under OBC category.

What is the last date to fill the JEE main application form?

It will be around January 1, 2018 for the year 2018.

My Aadhar biometric was not uploaded successfully, is it a problem for applying for JEE main exam 2018?

Yes, it will become a problem as your Aadhar card must be complete and successfully uploaded to the JEE main website.

I have uploaded my photos successfully, but how do I know that there is no problem in the photograph uploaded by me? Is there any error message that I will get?

Yes, you will get an error message stating that there is some discrepancy in the photograph.

If my mobile number and email address are not verified in the JEE main application form, will this create a problem?

Yes, it is necessary to get these details verified, as without that your registration is considered to be successful or complete.

If want to do B.Tech Biotechnology from IIT, but I have dropped maths in class 12th, can I apply for JEE mains?

No, you cannot as maths is the main subject for JEE Mains.

I am from OBC category if I get marks above the cut off defined for General category; will I get a seat in IIT as per general category or as per OBC category?

If you have applied under OBC category you will be evaluated under OBC category unless, at the time of counselling, you declare that you do not wish to get a seat under the OBC category.

My nephew filled the JEE main 2018 application form, but there are some mistakes in the same. He has filled the year wrongly for SSC completion and the photograph uploaded is missing the information asked, do we need to fill the application form again?

No, you do not have to fill the application form again, just correct the details when the form correction window opens.

I have paid the JEE main application fee, but now I want a different examination center, how can I do it online?

Once you have submitted the application form and examination center preference online you cannot change it, but you can try to edit the same during the JEE application form correction window, wait for that.

At the time of registration, when I entered my details during the registration process, I got the error “Aadhar authentication with UIDAT is failed. Please enter valid input details as printed on your Aadhar card”, but the details I entered were same as the details on the Aadhar card, what to do?

You can try to refill the application form and recheck the details entered. Maybe because of some technical error you are getting the error.

I have filled the JEE application form, but my father’s name in aadhar card and SSC memo are different, which one to fill?

Fill the name as printed in the SSC memo.

I have BCB certificate, but my OBC certificate is still not renewed, I have sent the request to the state government, If the results are declared in the meanwhile, what will happen if I did not receive my certificate, would I get a rank or not?

Yes, you will get a rank like general category students but, you would not be able to exercise the OBC benefits without the certificate.

My photograph is showing the wrong date, do I need to correct it?

No need to correct it, it will be accepted if it is clicked following the other guidelines defined for the photograph.

I have completed class 12 with PCM & PCB group both, so can I get admission in Biotechnology?

Yes, you can get admission in biotechnology.

The spelling of my name in the photograph uploaded is wrong, do I need to get another photo clicked?

Yes, you can get another photo clicked; however, this may not be a serious issue. In case something is reported, it will be updated to your account.

If I am studying non-med group am I eligible for JEE main or not?

Yes, you are but your group must be PCM in class 12.

I want to study Physic (Honors.) degree from IIT, can I apply for JEE main?

Yes, you can apply and will be eligible for admission to the Physics (Hons.) program.

Do I need to attach a bonafide certificate in support of my education for JEE main?

No, there is no need for any certificate.

I will be completing my class 12 in 2019, can I appear for JEE main 2018?

No, you cannot appear for JEE main 2018.

I want to apply for both B.Tech and B.Arch exam, both will take place on the same date or different dates?

Both exams will be done on the same day. However, you can get a week’s break if you apply for JEE main paper 1 in offline mode and JEE main paper 2 in online mode.

I got 55% marks in class 12, can I apply for JEE main 2018?

Yes, you can apply but may be eligible for JEE advance even if you clear the JEE main exam, as the minimum percentage requirement for JEE advanced is 75%.

The B.Arch result will be declared on the same day as B.Tech or on different dates?

The result will be declared combined as JEE main result, no difference for B.Tech or B.Arch only the paper will differ.

I applied for online mode of exam when filling the JEE application form, now I want to edit the same, as in online mode my speed is low, can I do that now?

No, you cannot edit the mode of examination once filled.

Why JEE main exam is coming in Hindi and English language only, I am efficient in Gujarati, how can I get paper in Gujrati?

No, you cannot get paper in Gujarati as it is out of option, better prepare in the English language.

My aadhar card is not updated; can I apply still for JEE?

Yes, you can apply but with an old Aadhar card.

Accidentally, I have uploaded the same sign in both candidate’s and parent’s signature location, how can I rectify the error, so that I can re-upload the image? Can I do it now? Or should I wait for form correction window?

You need to work with the option remove discrepancy in the image and upload the correct image at the respective location. This can be done now or also in the application form correction window.

I am appearing for CBSE 12 board in 2018, can I apply for JEE main 2018?

Yes, you can apply.

If I clear the JEE main exam, will I get a call from IIT?

No, you will not get any call in this regard, you must keep checking the official website and appear for counselling in person, as only when you get IIT through counselling, can you be sure of your admission in IIT.

Can I choose a counselling center different from JEE exam center?

Yes, you can choose but better you choose one near to your home location.

What is the exam date for JEE main paper II?

April 8, 2018 is the exam date for JEE main paper II.

Which option to select from “pen & paper based exam” and “pen-based exam”? Can I select both or any one of them?

You must select one of them on the basis of the mode you wish to appear for writing the exam.

I am living in Dubai, do I have to select between online and offline mode still, and can I give exam in Dubai?

Yes, you can give exam in Dubai and it is still important to select the mode of examination.

I failed in class 12 examination in 2017, now I am writing board exams again in 2018, can I appear for JEE main 2018?

Yes, you can appear for JEE in 2018.

My daughter studying in 12th standard in UAE. His name in passport and school certificate is Priya Rajkumar. But in Adar card name is Priya Raj only. What can I do for the entrance exam? Can she take exam centre in Kerala with her NRI status?

Yes, she can take Kerala as exam center but better to get aadhar details updated.

I am studying from Gujrat Board, do I need to appear for JEE main for admission in IIT?

Yes, you need to appear for JEE main as your performance in JEE main exam will be considered for the admission into IIT.

Is there any quota for ex-servicemen during seat allotment, if yes, what is the ratio of vacancy allotment and marks to be obtained by the wards of ex-servicemen, in such cases?

At All India level there is no quota, but at the state level in some states there is ex-servicemen quota but that will take place only as per the counselling process.

Do I need to submit the copy of the caste certificate at the time of filling the JEE main application form?

No, you do not have to submit any document but they must be kept handy for counselling process and other details.

I will complete 17 years of age in January 2018, can I apply for JEE main 2018?

Yes, you can.

I got 73% in CBSE, I cleared the JEE Main 2017 but could not apply for JEE advanced because of the percentage criteria, now I have applied for improvement in class 12, can I apply for JEE main 2018?

Yes, but still the percentage requirement for JEE advanced is 75%, so make sure in improvement you clear the bar given by CBSE.

I am studying in NIT, but I want a change to a new NIT, I cleared class 12 in 2017, can I appear for JEE main 2018, I got 92% in class 12?

Yes, you can apply for the JEE main exam.

I am studying in NIT, but I want a change to a new NIT, I cleared class 12 in 2017, can I appear for JEE main 2018, I got 92% in class 12?

Yes, you can apply for the JEE main exam.

I cleared class 10 in 2014, I took a drop in 2016, I appeared for class 12 exam in 2017, now can I apply for JEE main 2018?

Yes, you can apply for JEE main 2018.

Is aadhaar card is required for JEE Main Registration?