JEE Main 2018 Date, Eligibility, Application Form

JEE Main 2018 Date, Eligibility, Application Form

JEE Main 2018: The CBSE has released the exam date for JEE Main 2018 Offline exam. The exam will be conducted on April 8th, April 2018. JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination) is a top level Engineering Entrance Exam of India conducted by CBSE Board. The candidates can get admissions in B.Tech/B.E/B.Arch courses in NITs, IIITs and other engineering institutions through JEE Mains, though IITs offer admission to these courses through JEE Advanced examination. Candidates who qualify JEE Main Exam will be considered eligible to appear in JEE Advanced examination.

JEE Main 2018 Summary

Name of the exam Joint Entrance Exam (Main)
Abbreviated as JEE Main
Examination Type All India level
Exam Category Undergraduate (UG)
Conducting authority Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
JEE Main 2018 Participating Institutes 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 FTIs
Selection criteria Through JoSAA counselling based on candidates’ All India Ranks
Examination Mode Offline, Online
JEE Main Notification November 2017
JEE Main 2018 Last date for apply January 2018

Eligibility Criteria for JEE Main 2018

Candidates must satisfy prescribed eligibility conditions before they apply for JEE Main 2018. From admission year 2017-18, CBSE has added new eligibility criteria. The details of eligibility criteria are as follows:

Aadhaar Card Number

All the Indian citizen candidates, who want to apply for JEE Main 2018, should possess Aadhaar card issued by UIDAI. While filling application form of JEE (Main)–2018, the candidates will be required to enter their Aadhaar card number, date of birth, name, & gender, which will be confirmed with the UIDAI’s data.  In case, there is a mismatch in the details, the applicants will not be able to fill the application form for JEE (Main) 2018.

Provision for J&K, Assam and Meghalaya candidates

The candidates, who have already completed or pursuing Class 12th examination from the states of J&K, Meghalaya and Assam, they require to enter the ration card number, passport number, bank account number or any other applicable Govt. identity number provided they should choose the city of entrance test in these states only.

Educational qualification- JEE Main 2018

  • The weightage of 12th scores will not be considered for calculating JEE Main All India Rank from 2018.
  • As per MHRD official announcement, for applicants to qualify for admissions to IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs, they must have obtained minimum of 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class exam organized by the respective Boards. For SC/ST category the minimum qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
  • Candidates, who want to appear in JEE Main 2018, should have done class 12th or any equivalent qualifying examination either in 2016 or 2017.
  • Candidates, pursuing in class 12th or any equivalent qualifying exam in the year 2018, may also apply.
  • Candidates should have done 12th or other equivalent qualifying examination with minimum five subjects.

Number of exam attempts

Applicant can attempt JEE Main exam 3 times only.

Age criteria:

Applicant’s date of birth should fall on or after 01 October, 1993 (for general candidates) and 01, October 1988 (for candidates from SC, ST and PwD category)

JEE Main 2018 Important dates (Tentative)

Knowing the dates helps candidates to participate in various events of the admission process. I would like to intimate all JEE Main aspirants that the authority has not yet released the actual dates of conducting exam. However, you may take below said dates as reference.

We’ll update this section once the authority will release JEE Main notification for the year 2018. If you don’t want to miss a single update on JEE Main 2018 then keep your close eyes on this post.

Events Dates
Official notification will release on November 2017
Availability of online application form December 2017
End date of fee payment January 2018
JEE Main 2018 Application form correction window January 2018
Admit card will issue on March 2018
JEE Main offline exam (Pen and Paper Based exam) 8th April 2018
Date of JEE Main online exam April 2018
Result will be announced on April 2018
Counseling schedule July 2018

JEE Main 2018 Application Form: How to apply

  • JEE Main 2018 Application Form will be available in online mode only. The application form will be available tentatively from November 2017 while the last date to fill the JEE Main 2018 application form will be December 2017.
  • No other modes will be entertained by CBSE to fill and submit the JEE Main exam application form except online.
  • Application fee payment can be done via two modes i.e. online mode (credit card/ debit card) or offline mode (Canara/ HDFC Bank/ ICICI/ e-challan of Syndicate)
  • Applicants are allowed to submit only one application form. Filling more than one form will lead to rejection.
  • There is no need to send the hard copy of application form to the CBSE Board.
  • JEE Main 2018 Application Form Correction opportunity will be given to applicants only for a specified period of time. Candidates will make changes/corrections in permitted entries only.

Application Fee

The authority will consider that your application has been submitted successfully only when you pay the required fee. Candidates must use only recommended modes of making payment of application fee. Please have a look on JEE Main 2018 application fee:

For Candidates want to appear for the exam in India

Paper Gen/OBC (Male)-Pen & Paper SC/ST/PWD/All Female-Pen & Paper Gen/OBC (Male)-Online SC/ST/PWD/All Female-Online
Paper 1 or 2 1000 500 500 250
Paper 1 and 2 both 1800 900 1300 650

For Candidates want to appear for the exam in foreign country

Paper Gen/OBC (Male)-Pen & Paper SC/ST/PWD/All Female-Pen & Paper Gen/OBC (Male)-Online SC/ST/PWD/All Female-Online
Paper 1 or 2 2500 1250 2500 1250
Paper 1 and 2 both 3800 1900 3800 1900


Eligible candidates can pay the said amount by using debit card/credit card or HDFC/Canara Bank/Syndicate/ICICI e-challan.

JEE Main Application Form Correction

The authority will release correction facility after completion of the application procedure. But, candidates must keep in their mind that they can make correction in limited particulars of the application form only.

Therefore, they should not create a situation when they should wait for the correction date. They must fill the form with utmost care and by ensuring that no mistakes have taken place.

Admit card

The admit card will be available tentatively in March 2018. Candidates will be able to download their admit card by entering the application number and password. Admit card of JEE Main 2018 will comprise important information such as candidate’s name, date of birth, paper, exam schedule, JEE Main 2018 examination center etc.

Please keep in Mind

  • The authority doesn’t allow candidates to appear in the exam if they do not have their genuine admit card.
  • The invigilator will ask you to show one of your photo identity proofs along with admit card. Therefore, please bring one of your identity proofs while coming to the examination centre.
  • Show your admit card to the concerned person if he/she asks you to do the same.
  • Ensure the correctness of data available in your admit card and claim, if there is any sort of errors.
  • Please download your admit card quickly after release of its respective notification.

Exam pattern

  • JEE Main 2018 will be conducted in two papers i.e. Paper-1 for engineering courses (B. E./B.Tech) and Paper-2 for Architecture courses (B. Arch. /B. Planning.)
  • Aspirants can opt for either Paper-1 (B. E. /B. Tech.) or Paper-2 (B. Arch. /B. Planning.), or for both the papers as per their preferred programs.
  • Applicants can apply for both papers
  • Paper I consists of total 90 objective type questions from Chemistry, Physics, & Mathematics.
  • Paper 2 consist of total 82 questions from Mathematics, aptitude test and drawing test. Each section contain different amount of questions.

Answer Key

CBSE, the concerned authority of JEE Main, will release official answer key for JEE Main for both the papers after the successful completion of exam. The answer key will aid the candidates in cross-checking their answers, what they select in the actual exam. Therefore, they can have a rough idea about the scores they will be receiving in JEE Main 2018 result.


JEE Main 2018 result will be announced most probably in the month of April 2018 by the CBSE. Candidates can check their result for JEE Main 2018 online through the official website. After the announcement of result, merit list will be made only on the basis of JEE Main Score.

Based on JEE Main 2018 result candidates may appear in JEE Advanced. Under no circumstances, candidates can appear in JEE Advanced until they clear JEE Main. For checking your JEE result you do not need to browse various sites. We’ll update here direct link of accessing your result.

Score Card

JEE Main 2018 score card will be issued after the release of result. The score card will include candidate’s final scores and their JEE MAIN 2018 All India rank.


The minimum score needed by the candidates to get admission in the top engineering colleges of the country is known as JEE MAIN cut-off. The JEE Main 2018 Cut-off will be decided by various factors such as difficulty level of test, number of candidates appearing for the exam, marking scheme etc.

Please keep in your mind that cutoff varies every year. It depends upon certain factors including difficulty level of the exam, number of students appeared in the exam, number of seats available in participating colleges etc. Therefore i advise aspirants to achieved good marks in the exam for securing a seat in good college.


Candidates will be invited for counselling process as per to their rank obtained in the JEE Main 2018 merit list. The JEE Main 2018 Counselling will start from the July, 2018 (Tentatively). The process of Counselling will be managed by JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority).


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