JEE Main 2018 Notification- Eligibility, Application, Dates

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 Notification- Eligibility, Application, Dates

JEE Main 2018

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern from 2017
The States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system, however, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main)–2018 application form online

The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programs offered by the IITs.

Exam Name: Joint Entrance Exam (Main)

Conducting Authority: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Paper I – B Tech/BE

Paper II – B Arch/B Planning

Eligibility Criteria JEE Main 2018

Date of Birth

Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1993 are eligible. However, in the case of SC, ST and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after 01st October 1988 are eligible

Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered

Year of Appearance in Qualifying Exam (QE):

Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2016 or 2017; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2018 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2018

Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying Exam in 2015 or before as well as those who will appear in such exam in 2019 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2018

No. of Subjects in the Qualifying Exam (QE):

Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying exam in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) – 2018. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main) – 2018 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main) 2018 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.

No. of Attempts:
The number of attempts, which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three). Candidates are also advised to note and verify for themselves the eligibility for appearing in JEE (Advanced)-2018 As well as eligibility for admission to various institutes

Candidates seeking admission to the institutions in the states of Gujarat Madhya Pradesh Nagaland and Odisha, which were earlier admitting based on their State Level Exam, are also advised to verify their eligibility as per criteria laid down

No. of Attempts & Age Limit for the States of Madhya Pradesh/Odisha:

Since the States of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland & Odisha have joined JEE (Main) System from 2014
Age Limit, for admission to institutions in these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their State Level Exams, will be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases will also remain same as per their past practice. This will however be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs

Score & Result for JEE (Main)-2018
The score and rank of Paper-I of JEE (Main) – 2018 for all candidates will be declared by 30th April 2018. This score shall comprise the actual marks obtained in Paper-I of JEE (Main)-2018 along with the status of those who qualify for appearing in JEE (Advanced)-2018 provided and subject to other conditions of eligibility being met. The rank shall comprise All India rank and All India category rank.

Eligibility For NITs, IIITs & CFTIs participating through Seat Allocation Board:

Admission to NITs, IIITs & CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank as explained above in section 2.10 subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class exam or be in the top 20% in the 12th class exam conducted by the respective Boards

For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class exam

Subjects /Courses

Subject combinations required in the qualifying exam for admission to B.E./B. Tech. & B. Arch./B. Planning Courses in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs shall be as under.

For B.E. /B Tech – Required Criteria based on Class 12th/Equivalent qualifying Exam; passed 10+2 Exam with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects.

B.Arch./B.Planning- Passed 10+2 Examination with Mathematics.

Number of Seats in various Institutions:

For all admission related procedures/queries, the candidates are advised to refer the website of JoSAA, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) or the concerned State Govt. /Institute after declaration of ranks of JEE (Main) – 2018

Reservation of Seats

As per Govt. of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:

I. OBC if they belong to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)



IV. PwD with 40% or more disability

Benefit of reservation for admission to NITs/IIITs and CFTIs shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Govt of India

For admission to State Engineering colleges who have opted for admission through JEE (Main)-2018, the reservation rules of that state shall apply

Seat Allocation Process & Admission Procedure

Candidates shall be offered admission based on their choices and All India Ranks of JEE (Main)-2018 through a Seat Allocation Process to be announced later. The candidates will be able to make their choices online for branches/programmes and institutes at appropriate time.
Candidates are advised to regularly visit the JEE (Main) website

Application Procedure for JEE Main 2018

In order to appear in JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) 2018, the candidates are required to apply only online as per procedure detailed below

Online Submission of Particulars, uploading of scanned photograph, signature and thumb impression may be made at JEE (Main) website

Candidates should supply all the required details while filling up the online form. On submission of details, a Acknowledgement Page with Application No. shall be generated

Candidates are required to take printout of Acknowledgement Page and keep it for reference. The Acknowledgement Page is not required to be sent to JEE (Main) Secretariat (please refer point no. 10 of Important Instructions on page 3). The application fee payment can be made:

(a) by credit/debit card/Paytm or

(b) by depositing fee in cash in the Syndicate/Canara/ICICI bank through e-challan generated during the online filling of application form.


Application Fee Payment can be made

The Fee may be paid either by Credit Card/Debit Card/e-wallet (SBI Buddy/Paytm) or through e-challan Generated during the online filling of the application form

In case of e-challan, the payment should be made in the Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank in cash. Please note that fee submitted by any other mode like money order, demand draft, IPO etc. will be rejected. Application fee once paid will not be refunded (full or partial) under any circumstances

In case the examination fee is paid through credit/debit card, the candidates will need to pay an additional processing charge as following:

Credit Card: 1.20% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable

Debit Card: 0.75% + taxes for examination fee up to Rs.2000 and 1% + taxes for exam fee more than Rs.2000/-

SBI Buddy: Rs.20/- per transaction plus the service tax as applicable

Paytm: 1.50% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable

Candidates are required to check the status of fee payment at CBSE website

The eligibility criteria for JEE (Main) & JEE (Advanced) are different. The candidates are requested to read the information bulletin carefully and ensure their eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced)

All the Indian citizen candidates should possess AADHAAR card issued by UIDAI with their correct details. At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)-2018, the candidates will have to enter their AADHAAR number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data. In case, these particulars do not match, the candidate will not be able to fill the application form of JEE (Main) – 2018

Therefore, the candidates are advised to ensure that their AADHAAR card has correct details of their name, date of birth & gender as per school records. If there is some mismatch in these details, the candidates should immediately get it corrected in AADHAAR data or school records, as the case may be

Candidates have to apply online only through JEE (Main) Website; the online application process will start from 01st December 2017 onwards

Candidates of JEE (Main)-2018 have to apply online only. There is no printed application form for JEE (Main)

Scheme of Exam Of JEE (Main)-2018

The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs

The States of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State Level Exam, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main) – 2018 application form online


Mode of Examination

The Paper-1 (B.E./B. Tech.) (described below) of JEE (Main) will be conducted in two separate modes i.e. Offline (Pen and Paper Based Exam) mode and Online (Computer Based Exam) mode. The Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.) of JEE (Main) will be conducted only in Pen and Paper based exam mode. A candidate will opt for either Pen and Paper Based or Computer Based exam modes for Paper-1 (B. E/B. Tech.) only


Type of Exam

JEE (Main) – 2018 shall have two papers, Paper-1 (B. E. / B. Tech.) and Paper-2 (B. Arch. / B. Planning.)

Candidates may take Paper-1 (B. E. / B. Tech.), or Paper-2 (B. Arch. / B. Planning.), or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to

All other undergraduate courses (B.E. /B. Tech) Paper-1

B.Arch/B. Planning (At Institutions other than IITs) Paper-2

All Examination Centre Cities English and Hindi Medium

Exam Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli – English, Hindi and Gujarati

JEE Main 2018 Exam Syllabus

The candidates should go through the examination syllabus before they start their preparation. It will help them to plan their study accordingly. Paper-I will have Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Paper-II will have Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test.

Admit Card JEE (Main) – 2018

The Admit Card can be downloaded from JEE (Main) website from 2nd week March 2018 onwards. Candidates are advised to download their admit cards from JEE (Main) website only

Candidates are also advised to regularly see JEE (Main) website for updates. A call centre will also be functional on all working days from 09.00 AM to 05.30 PM for general facilitation. The phone numbers of the call centre are available on the website of JEE (Main)


JEE Main 2018 Counselling

The candidates will be selected for counselingon the basis of their ranks on merit list. The counseling will start from 01st week of July 2018. The authorities who will handle the counseling procedure are- CSAB and JoSAA

There will be 4 rounds in counseling procedure – 1st 3 rounds will be handled by JoSAA and the last & final round will be handled by CSAB. The entire counseling process will be completely online based.

The counseling of JEE Main 2018, will be conducted by JoSAA, along with that of JEE Advanced and will be held for admissions to IITs, NITs and other participating CFTIs.
Up to 92 institutes including 22 IITs, ISM, 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 18 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs) will participate under JoSAA 2018

Important Dates JEE Main 2018

Release of CBSE JEE (MAIN) 2018 Notification: 20th November 2017

The Information Brochure for JEE Main released on 22nd November 2017

Commencement of Registration/Application Form Submission: 01st December 2017

Practise Mock Test will be Available Form December 2017

Date of Online Submission of Application Form of JEE (Main): 01st January 2018

Last Date to Pay Application Fee: 02nd January 2018

Offline Pen and Paper Based JEE Main 2018 Exam Date: 08th April 2018

Online Computer Based JEE Main 2018 Exam Date: 15th & 16th April 2018 (expected)

Answer Key and Scanned OMR will be displayed from 24th to 27th April 2018

Objections against Answer Key will be accepted from 24th to 27th April 2018

JEE Main Paper-I Result will be announced on 30th April 2018

Declaration of Result of JEE Main Paper-II: 31st May 2018

JEE (Main) Unit Central Board of Secondary Education

Central Board of Secondary Education CBSE – Plot No. 149, Block – H, Sector – 63, Noida-201309 Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.), Website, Helpline No.: 7042399520, 7042399521, Email

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