JEE Main 2018: JoSAA Counselling, Allotment, Admission Process

JEE Main 2018: JoSAA Counselling, Allotment, Admission Process

JEE Main 2018 Counselling (Special Round) is starting from 24th July 2018. JEE Main is the popular engineering entrance exam in India. It is conducted by CBSE for admission to B.E./B.Tech & B.Arch courses. On the basis of JEE Main, candidates are admitted to NITs, CFTIs and other engineering institutions.

JEE Main 2018

JEE Main is also the eligibility test for JEE Advanced which offers admission to IITs & ISM. Students can get complete information about JEE Main 2018 such as answer key, result, cut off, counselling, etc.

Check here for JEE Advanced 2018.

JEE Main 2018 Correction in Adhaar Details is started today. Check here for Correction details.

JEE Main 2018 Application Correction can be done till 22nd January 2018. Check here for correction details.

JEE Main 2018 Application Fee can be submitted upto 2nd January 2018.  Check here for application details.

JEE Main 2018 Last Minute Tips:

  • Keep your mind cool and peaceful.
  • Do not rush for more study.
  • Keep your health up.
  • There is no dress code for JEE Main exam.
  • Wear such apparels that can give you comfort in sitting for a 3 hours.
  • Keep your admit card ready with ID proof (and PwD certificate if applicable).
  • Locate the name and date of exam centre.
  • The Paper Based Test has complted on 8th April 2018.
  • The Computer Based Test will be held on 15th/16th April 2018.
  • The exam will be scheduled from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (for Paper-1).
  • The exam will be scheduled from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (for Paper-2).
  • Reach the exam centre before 1 hour of exam time.
  • Do not take exam pressure.
  • And, be positive.

JEE Mains Counselling 2018

  • JoSAA/CSAB are the authorities which conduct the centralized counselling for admission to NITs/IITs/IIITs and CFTIs.
  • Admission are offered to the candidates based on AIR and choices filled by them.
  • To get seats, it is mandatory for the candidates to participate in JEE Main counselling and seat allocation process.
  • There is huge number of colleges in every state that also offer admission through JEE Main. To get admission in these colleges, students have to apply separately in state counselling.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Dates

Here we are providing official exam dates of JEE Main 2018.

Events Exam Dates (Announced)
Release of JEE Main 2018 Notification 22nd November 2017
Commencement of Online Application Form 1st December 2017
Facility for Correcting Images starts 8th December 2017
Mock test release 13th December 2017
Closing Date of Online Application Form 1st January 2018
Last Date of Fee Payment 2nd January 2018
Application Form Correction Window 9th – 22nd January 2018
Availability of Admit Card 12th March 2018
Examination Date for offline exam (Pen & Paper Based Test) 8th April 2018
Examination Date for online exam (Computer Based Test) 15th & 16th April 2018
Answer Key & OMR Sheet Availability 24th – 27th April 2018
Declaration of Result (Paper 1)/AIR rank & candidates eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 30th April 2018
Answer key release & challenge for paper 2 10th – 13th May 2018
Declaration of AIR rank (paper 2) 31st May 2018
Availability of Score/Rank Cards on website After declaration of AIR of JEE Main 2018
Counselling Starts 15th June 2018

JEE Main New Changes Introduced:

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has introduced some new changes in the pattern of JEE Mains. Here are the highlights:

  • For JEE Main 2018 exam, CBSE has announced to establish 258 exam centres, out of which 248 are in India and 10 outside India.
  • The board has decided to allow Diabetic studentsto carry sugar tablets or fruits such as banana, apple or orange and a transparent bottle of water.
  • Slot Booking:From the year 2018, students will be able to book their slot for the online mode examination. Check here for slot booking.
  • No weightage will be given to 12th class marksfor calculating All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main. No verification will be required for 12th class roll number.
  • In order to qualify for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, candidates must have at least 75% marks (65% for SC/ST)in higher secondary examination or must be in top 20 percentile in class 12th examination conducted by respective boards.
  • Moreover, candidates should have Aadhaar Card Numberto fill the application form. Check here for more details of Requirement of Aadhaar Card.
  • Candidates from Meghalaya, J & K and Assam are excluded from this provision. Such candidates have to enter passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number to get examination centre in these states only.

JEE Main Result 2018

  • The result of JEE Main (paper 1) has been declared on 30th April 2018 through online mode.
  • JEE Main 2018 result indicates actual scores and rank secured in the entrance examination.
  • All India Rank (AIR) for paper 2 has been published on 31st May 2018.
  • On the basis of JEE Main result, students can also get the idea about whether they are eligible for appearing JEE Advanced or not.
  • All India Rank (AIR) is considered for admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFTIs and others.

JEE Main Cut-Off 2018

  • In order to be eligible for JEE Advanced and for admission to top colleges, students have to secure cut-off marks.
  • JEE Main 2018 cut-off has been announced after the completion of the exam. Meanwhile, students can check the previous years’ cut-off marks.
  • In the academic year 2016-2017, JEE Main cut-off was as follows:
    • Gen category – 105
    • OBC – 70
    • SC – 50
    • ST – 44

JEE Main Rank Predictor 2018

The JEE Main rank will be released on 30th April 2018 (for paper-1) and 31st May 2018 (for paper-2) officially. By calculating rank or using JEE Main rank predictor, candidates can only take an estimate idea that what rank they will going to score.

 

JEE Main College Predictor 2018

JEE Main 2018 College Predictor tool can be used to predict better college. It can be used according to your rank in JEE Main 2018 exam. Many times, students have to compromise with lesser priority regarding their colleges and branches and all this happens because of lack of information and guidance about the colleges and the courses.

Your rank will be predicted on the basis of marks secured in the JEE Main examination. Colleges will be allotted as per candidates rank in the JEE Main.

JEE Main 2019

JEE Main 2019 examination will be administrated by the NTA (National Testing Agency). It is a national level examination. It is organized to offer admission in B.Tech & B.Arch courses offered by NITs, CFTIs and other engineering institutions. JEE Main qualified students will also be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced examination.

JEE Main Answer Keys 2018

The institutional answer key has been published on 8th April 2018. CBSE has published the JEE Main answer key & images of response sheets (OMR) of paper-2 on 10th May 2018. Candidates can cross check their answers with the official answer key to know the expected marks. Those who are not satisfied with the answers may challenge the answer key by paying Rs. 1000/- per question.

 

JEE Main Application Form 2018

All the aspirants must read the information brochure carefully before filling the online application form of JEE Main 2018 to get details about how to apply, application fee & payment mode. The details regarding JEE Main application form are given below:

  • Candidates have to fill the JEE Main application form via online mode only.
  • No printed copy was provided to apply for JEE Main.
  • Applications were started from 1st December 2017.
  • To apply for JEE Main, students should have Aadhaar Number/Aadhaar Enrollment Number/Registration Number which will be provided by facilitation center.
  • In addition to filling personal & academic details, candidates also have to upload scanned images of photograph and signature in prescribed specifications.
  • Candidates can download the acknowledgment page as the proof of successful submission of application form.

JEE Main 2018 Application Form has been released. Candidates need to prepare these documents before filling application:

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

 

Check Here – How to Fill JEE Main 2018 Application Form

Application Fee:

Application fee of JEE Mains 2018 was depend upon the gender of candidate, category and exam mode. Candidates can check the application fee from the below table:

Papers Offline mode (Pen & Paper Based) Online mode (Computer Based)
Appearing General/OBCs (Boys) SC/ST/PWD/All Girls General/OBCs (Boys) SC/ST/PWD/All Girls
For Examination Centres opted in India
Paper 1 or 2 1000 500 500 250
Paper 1 and 2 both 1800 900 1300 650
For Examination Centres opted in foreign country
Paper 1 or 2 2500 1250 2500 1250
Paper 1 and 2 both 3800 1900 3800 1900
  • Payment of fee can be done either through credit card/debit card or e-challan.
  • GST was also be applicable.
  • Candidates opting e-challan are required to make the payment in Syndicate/ICICI/Canara Bank in cash.

JEE Main Application Form Correction

  • Corrections are permitted in various particulars of the application.
  • The correction facility in uploaded images was given from 8th December to 5th January via online mode.
  • JEE Main Correction window was opened from 9th to 22nd January 2018.
  • Corrections can be done via online mode only.

 

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for appearing JEE Main 2018 is given below:

Age Criteria:

  • Date of Birth:Candidates those born on or after 1st October 1993 are eligible for writing the JEE Main examination.
  • Relaxation:5 years relaxation shall be provided in the upper age limit of SC/ST & PWD candidates (i.e. DOB falls on or after 1st October 1988).
  • Date of Birth will be considered as mentioned in secondary education board certificate.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying Exam: It is must for the candidates to pass the 12th examination/qualifying examination with 5 subjects to be eligible for JEE Main 2018.
  • Subjects: The qualifying examination must be passed/appearing with five subjects. Candidates must have physics & mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • No Minimum Marks: There is no minimum marks requirement in the 12th examination for writing the JEE Main exam. However, candidates have to secure the passing marks.
  • Passing Year: Those who have appeared and passed the higher secondary examination in 2016 and 2017 are also eligible to apply. Moreover, candidates appearing the final examination of 12th in 2018 can also fill the JEE Main application form.
  • In case if candidate appeared the 12th examination in 2015 but not passed in 2015, passed in 2016 are also not eligible.
  • Diploma Holders: Diploma holders may also apply for JEE Main 2018 but only eligible for admission to IITs. In other words, Diploma holders will be eligible for JEE Main so that they can further apply for JEE Advanced but not eligible for admission on the basis of JEE Main scores.

Number of Attempts:

Total 3 attempts will be given for clearing the JEE Main. Attempts will be counted from the year 2017 onwards. JEE Advanced can be attempted maximum 2 times in consecutive years.

Eligibility For Admission to IITs, NITs, CFTIs:

Percentage Marks: To be eligible for admission in IITs, NITs, CFTIs, candidates should have obtained 75% marks in the 12th examination or must be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th examination of respective boards. The qualifying marks for SC/ST will be 65%.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

Here, we are describing the JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018. It provides details about the number of questions, subjects covered, marking scheme, etc. As JEE Main is conducted in two different papers. Check the exam structure separately for both the papers:

For JEE Main Paper-1:

  • Course:Paper-1 is conducted for admission to B.E./B.Tech courses.
  • Exam Mode:The exam mode for paper 1 will be offline (PBT) as well as online (CBT). Candidates can opt any one of the modes as per their suitability.
  • Subjects:The paper-1 will consist of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
  • Number of Questions:30 questions will be asked from each subject with the total of 90 questions comprising of 360 marks.
  • Type of Questions:Only objective type questions will be asked in Paper-1.
  • Language:For all exam cities, the question paper medium choice will be English & Hindi (except exam centre cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli where choices for question paper will be English, Hindi and Gujarati). The choice for question paper should be exercised while filling up the application form.
  • Exam Duration:The time duration will be 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme:Candidates will be provided with +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking:In case of the wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.

For JEE Main Paper-2:

  • Course:Paper-2 is conducted for admission to B.Arch/B.Planning courses.
  • Exam Mode:The exam mode for this paper will be offline (PBT) mode.
  • Number of Questions:30 questions will be asked in Mathematics (Part-1), 50 questions in aptitude test (Part-2) and 2 questions in drawing comprising of total 390 marks.
  • Type of Questions:The Mathematics and Aptitude test section will contain objective type questions. Drawing test will be subjective.
  • Language:For all exam cities, the question paper medium choice will be English & Hindi(except exam centre cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli where choices for question paper will be English, Hindi and Gujarati). The choice for question paper should be exercised while filling up the application form.
  • Exam Duration:The time duration will be 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme:Candidates will be provided with +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking:In case of the wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.
Papers Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper-1 Physics 30 Questions 120 marks
Chemistry 30 Questions 120 marks
Mathematics 30 Questions 120 marks
Paper-2 Mathematics 30 Questions 120 marks
Aptitude Test 50 Questions 200 marks
Drawing 2 Questions 70 marks

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus

JEE Main 2018 syllabus provides the details about topics and chapters that may be asked in JEE Main paper-1 and paper-2 examination. Both the papers are for different courses.

Therefore, the syllabus is also different for both. JEE Main syllabus for paper-1 contains important chapters from physics, Chemistry and Mathematics taught in the 11th and 12th standard of CBSE, ICSE and other boards.

For Paper-2 syllabus comprising of Mathematics, aptitude test and drawing. Candidates can download the detailed syllabus as it will be released by CBSE.

How to Prepare for JEE Mains

Get some beneficial preparation tips for scoring well in JEE Main examination:

  • Make a proper study time-table.
  • Exam pattern plays a very important role in exam preparation. Understand the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • To score well in the examination, students are advised to prepare PCM subjects thoroughly of class 11th and 12th standard.
  • Prepare from the good JEE Main books.
  • Candidates having a good command over NCERT books can easily score good marks in JEE Main.
  • Candidates can also go through the past years question papers to know about the difficulty level of the exam.
  • Practice mock tests to know your weak areas.
  • Time Management is very important. Set your timetable so that you can easily decide your study hours. Divide your time well among school, tuition, coaching classes, exercise, entertainment, etc.
  • Do not take the stress and keep yourself healthy.

 

JEE Main Admit Card 2018

JEE Main 2018 admit card has been released on 12th March 2018. Check the details about admit card:

  • After submitting the application form, candidates start searching the admit card.
  • JEE Main 2018 admit card has been issued on 12th March 2018.
  • CBSE has released the admit card through online mode.
  • The board has also provided the facility to book the slot for the online mode examination.
  • Admit card contains exam schedule, exam center details, candidate’s roll number, etc.
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