JEE Main 2018 Online Application Form: Process, Date, Fee,Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main 2018 Online Application Form: Process, Date, Fee,Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main 2018 Online Application Form is now open from December 1. The last date for JEE Main 2018 Online Application Form is January 1, while the last date to pay the application fee is January 2. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct JEE Main 2018 on April 8 in offline mode (pen-and-paper) while the online exam (CBT) will be conducted on April 15 and 16, 2018.
JEE Main 2018 Online Application Form
JEE Main 2018 is a national level entrance exam conducted for admissions to UG engineering programmes into 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 23 CFTIs. JEE Main Paper 1 exam is conducted for admission to B.Tech programmes while Paper 2 exam is conducted for admission to B.Arch/B.Planning programmes.

JEE MAINS 2018 is also the eligibility test for JEE Advanced for admissions to 23 IITs. The total number of JEE Mains attempts allowed for each candidates is 3. Candidates who have passed or are appearing for Class 12 exam can apply for JEE Main 2018. It must be noted that Aadhaar Card number or Aadhaar Enrolment No is mandatory for filling the application form. Candidates opting for online exam must book their slots while filling the application form just after the payment of fees is done. The JEE Main 2018 admit card will be available tentatively from the second week of March. The result of JEE Main 2018 will be announced on April 30.
Every year, over 12 lakh candidates appear in this national level engineering entrance test. In 2017, as many as 11,98,989 candidates registered for the exam out of which 10,15,349 had applied for the offline test while 1,83,640 candidates applied for the online test.

JEE Main 2018 Overview


 

Features Specifications
Exam Name Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main
JEE Main 2018 Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Category of JEE Main Exam Nation Level Undergraduate Exam
Examination Mode Online and Offline
Duration of JEE Main 3 hours
Number of Applicants Over 12 lakh
Purpose of Exam Qualifying test for admissions into IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTI
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Marks 360
Total Number of Questions in Paper I 90 Questions (30 Questions each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
Marking Scheme 4 marks for each correct response/answer
For each incorrect response -1 (Negative marking)
States that are a part of the JEE main system Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Nagaland
States that take JEE Main Scores Rajasthan, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh

What’s New in JEE Main 2018?


  • CBSE has announced that diabetic candidate can take fruits, sugar tablets and drinking water bottles inside the test hall.
  • 4000 additional candidates can now apply for JEE Advanced as the number of candidates eligible to appear for exam has increased to 2,24,000 from 2,20,000.
  • Digital/ scanned copy of signature of Father/ Mother/ Guardian of the candidates has to be uploaded in the application form.
  • The number of exam centre cities has gone up to 258 from 113 last year which is almost twice.
  • Number of CFTIs participating in JEE Main 2018 has increased from 20 to 23.
  • Candidates appearing for the JEE Mains exam from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli will have an additonal choice of appearing for the paper in Gujarati besides English and Hindi.

JEE Main 2018 Important Dates


Events Dates
Notification Released November 22, 2017
Start of Online Registration December 1, 2017
Photo and Signature Correction in filled Application form December 8, 2017
JEE Main Mock test availability December 13, 2017
Last date for JEE Main Registration January 1, 2018
Last Date for Payment of Application Fees through credit card/debit card or e-challan January 2, 2018
JEE Main Application Correction January, 2018
Admit Card availability Second week of March 2018
JEE Main Paper I Offline Exam (Pen and paper based) April 8, 2018 (9.30 am to 12.30 noon)
JEE Main Paper II (Offline) April 8, 2018 (2 pm to 5 pm)
JEE Main Paper I Online Exam April 15 and 16, 2018 (9.30 am to 12.30 noon)
(2 pm to 5 pm)
Display of Answer Key and OMR Sheets April 24-27, 2018
Acceptance of Challenge of Answer Keys Upto April 27, 2018 (11:59 PM)
Result Announcement April 30, 2018
Declaration of All India Ranks April 30, 2018
Paper 2 Result Announcement May 31, 2018
Availability of Rank Card After announcement of AIR of JEE Main 2018

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2018


Candidates aspiring to take JEE Main 2018 have to meet the eligibility criteria set by CBSE. JEE Main 2018 eligibility criteria include parameters related to age, qualifying exam, qualifying marks, number of subjects in the qualifying examination and number of attempts, etc. Before applying for the entrance exam, aspirants must go through the following eligibility criteria.

Age Limit: Aspirants must be born on or after October 1, 1993 (or be 25 years old). In case of SC/ST/PwD candidates, the age limit has been relaxed by 5 years. This means candidates from these categories must be born on or after October 1, 1988 (or be 30 years of age).

Academic Requirements: Candidates must have qualified class 12th (or equivalent) examination in 2016 or 2017. Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam or class 12th or equivalent test in the year 2018 can also apply.

Qualifying Marks in Class 12: Candidates must have passed class 12 or equivalent with the prescribed number of subjects. There is no pass percentage prescribed by CBSE to write the entrance exam.
Number of Subjects in Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have taken at least 5 subjects in 12th class or equivalent exam.

Aadhaar Card Number: All candidates should posses Aadhaar Card and a registered Aadhaar Card Number.

Number of Attempts: Aspirants can apply for JEE Main a total of 3 times

Eligibility Criteria for admissions to IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs -General Category candidates need to have secured minimum 75% marks or should be in the top 20 percentile in their class 12th board or equivalent examination. Qualifying marks requirement for candidates belonging to SC/ST category is 65%. This is in addition to qualifying in JEE Main.

Eligibility Criteria for Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Haryana and Uttarakhand:The eligibility criteria for admissions differ for each state. The admissions are on the basis of JEE Main ranks obtained by the candidates in addition to prescribed eligibility criteria by the state admission authority.

JEE Main Application Form 2018


CBSE has released the application form of JEE Main 2018 on December 1. The application form can be filled in online mode only and the last date for registration is January 1, 2018 while the last date to pay the application fee is January 2. Before filling the JEE Main 2018 application form, candidates must keep ready scanned copies of photograph and signature (both of the candidate and father/mother/guardian) they will have to upload these images while filling in the online application form. After filling the personal and academic details, candidates have to pay the application fee either offline through echallan or online.

Size/format of Photograph and Signature


Signature of Father/Mother/Guardian1 KB to 30 KB3.5 cm x 1.5 cmJPEG/JPG

Image File size Dimensions File Format
Photograph with name of candidate below and date on which the photograph is taken 4 KB to 40 KB 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm JPEG/JPG
Signature of Candidate 1 KB to 30 KB 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm JPEG/JPG

JEE Main 2018 Application Procedure


  • Authentication through Aadhaar/Identity
  • Filling of Online Application
  • Verifying Mobile Number and Email ID
  • Uploading of Scanned Documents
  • Application Fee Payment
  • Slot Booking (only for CBT)
  • Printing of Acknowledgement Page

Mode of payment – The details of the payment modes for the application fee are given below:

Online Mode: Candidates can pay the fee in online mode as follows using any one mode

  • Syndicate Bank (Debit card/credit card/PayTM/SBI Buddy Wallet/Cash Cards
  • HDFC Bank (Debit card/Credit Card)
  • ICICI Bank (Debit card/Credit Card/Net Banking)

Offline Mode: Candidates have to download the echallan and pay the fees in cash at the nearest Syndicate Bank/ICICI Bank/Canara Bank.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Fee (For Examination Centres opted in India)

Paper(s) Appearing Pen & Paper based Exam Computer based Exam
General/OBC SC/ST/PWD General/OBC SC/ST/PWD
JEE Main Paper-1 or JEE Main Paper-2 Rs 1000 (Boys)

Rs 500 (Girls)

Rs 500 (Boys)

Rs 500 (Girls)

Rs 500 (Boys)

Rs 250 (Girls)

Rs 250 (Boys)

Rs 250 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper-1 and JEE Main Paper-2 Rs 1800 (Boys)

Rs 900 (Girls)

Rs 900 (Boys)

Rs 900 (Girls)

Rs 1300 (Boys)

Rs 650 (Girls)

Rs 650 (Boys)

Rs 650 (Girls)

JEE Main 2018 Exam Fee (For Examination Centre opted in Foreign Country)

Paper(s) Appearing Pen & Paper based Exam Computer based Exam
General/OBC SC/ST/PWD General/OBC SC/ST/PWD
JEE Main Paper-1 or JEE Main Paper-2 Rs 2500 (Boys)

Rs 1250 (Girls)

Rs 1250 (Boys)

Rs 1250 (Girls)

Rs 2500 (Boys)

Rs 1250 (Girls)

Rs 1250 (Boys)

Rs 1250 (Girls)

Both JEE Main Paper-1 and JEE Main Paper-2 Rs 3800 (Boys)

Rs 1900 (Girls)

Rs 1900 (Boys)

Rs 1900 (Girls)

Rs 3800 (Boys)

Rs 1900 (Girls)

Rs 1900 (Boys)

Rs 1900 (Girls)

JEE Main 2018 Application Correction


CBSE will also release application correction facility for candidates to rectify any incorrect particulars filled in the application form tentatively a week after the last date of application submission. The actual dates will be notified later. Candidates can use this facility to make corrections in most particulars of the application form except in some details like the Email ID, Mobile No, Name, exam centre etc. Candidates who wish to change their exam mode and exam centre from pen & paper to computer based will be allowed to do so. It’s recommended that candidates don’t wait for making corrections on the last date. Candidates changing their category from reserved to general will have to pay the additional amount to be able to appear for the entrance exam.

JEE Main 2018 Mock Test


CBSE has released the mock test of JEE Main 2018 on December 13, 2017 for all the candidates taking up the exam. The mock test will help the candidates practice and understand the type of questions that will be asked in the exam. It is important that candidates choose to take up JEE Main mock test 2018 to be able to know their weak areas and analyse their performance. This will give them enough time to work and improve on their shortcomings and perform better in the main exam. The mock test can be accessed by candidates easily just by signing in. Candidates will have to read the general instructions, navigate the question and then answer the question as provided in the mock test of JEE Mains 2018.

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018


It’s quite important for aspiring candidates to know about the exam pattern of JEE Main 2018 well in advance so that they can plan their preparation accordingly. The exam pattern includes details about marking scheme, nature of the questions, time duration to attempt the paper, mode of paper, medium of exam, etc.

Salient points of JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

  • Course – JEE Mains 2018 has Paper I for B.Tech and Paper II for B.Arch. Candidates can take either of the two or both the papers. The exam pattern differs for both the exams
  • Types of Questions – The paper carries objective type or multiple choice questions (MCQs). Drawing test is subjective.
  • Language – The entrance test will be held in English, Hindi and Gujarati languages.
  • Exam Mode – The entrance test is conducted in Online (computer based test) and Offline (Pen & Paper based test) mode for Paper 1. Paper 2 however is pen and paper based only.
  • Exam Duration – The duration of both the papers is 3 hours each.
  • Marking Scheme – Total marks for paper I are 360 against total 90 questions. This means that each question carries a weightage of 4 marks. Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks each, while each incorrect answer carries negative marking (-1 or 1/4th marks will be deducted).The total marks for JEE Main Paper II are 390

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018


JEE Main 2018 examination will be organized on 8th April 2018 (Pen Paper Based Exam) & 15th & 16th April 2018 (Online exam). The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).

JEE Main Paper 1 Exam Pattern:


  • Courses: The paper-2 of JEE Main 2018 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate architecture courses.
  • Exam Mode: The mode of exam for paper-2 is offline only. No online mode is available for this paper.
  • Subjects: The JEE Main Paper 2 will comprises of three parts which are mathematics, aptitude test and drawing test.
  • Number of Questions: This paper will consist total 50 questions for aptitude test, 2 questions for drawing test and 30 questions from mathematics.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of the exam will be 3 hours. 4 hours for candidates having 40% disability.
  • Question Paper Medium: Question paper medium is English and Hindi. Students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities have the option to opt the question paper in English, Hindi and Gujarati medium.
  • Marking System: Each objective type question will carry 4 marks for the correct response and 2 drawing questions contains total 70 marks.
  • Negative Marking: For each incorrect response 1/4 of the total marks allotted to that question will be deducted from the total score.
Subjects Questions Marks
Chemistry 30 120
Physics 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

JEE Main Paper 2 Exam Pattern:


  • Courses: The paper-2 of JEE Main 2018 will be conducted for admission to undergraduate architecture courses.
  • Exam Mode: The mode of exam for paper-2 is offline only. No online mode is available for this paper.
  • Subjects: The JEE Main Paper 2 will comprises of three parts which are mathematics, aptitude test and drawing test.
  • Number of Questions: This paper will consist total 50 questions for aptitude test, 2 questions for drawing test and 30 questions from mathematics.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of the exam will be 3 hours. 4 hours for candidates having 40% disability.
  • Question Paper Medium: Question paper medium is English and Hindi. Students filling the exam centres in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Havel cities have the option to opt the question paper in English, Hindi and Gujarati medium.
  • Marking System: Each objective type question will carry 4 marks for the correct response and 2 drawing questions contains total 70 marks.
  • Negative Marking: For each incorrect response 1/4 of the total marks allotted to that question will be deducted from the total score.
Subjects Questions Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude test 50 200
Drawing 2 70
Total 82 390
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