JEE (Main) 2018 Exam: Important Exam Dates, Registration Process, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Reservation Seats

Published on:01/01/1970

The Notification and Bulletin of IIT JEE Main Exam 2018 exam has been published now. This exam is conducted by CBSE for selecting candidates for B.E, B. Tech, and B. Arch courses. JEE Main is the eligibility test for NITs and CFTIs. The candidates who will qualify the Main exam can appear on the JEE (Advance) for the admission to IITs and ISM. Aspirants who want to pursue their careers in engineering can apply for the Joint Entrance Examination Main. Here we will discuss about the details of the JEE Main exam.

JEE Main Exam 2018 Important Dates:


Exam Dates

Release of JEE Main 2018 Notification

22nd November 2017

Commencement of Online Application Form

1st December 2017


Facility of Correcting Images

2nd week of 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

2nd half of January 2018

Availability of Admit Card

2nd week of 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

Declaration of AIR rank (paper 2)

31st May 2018


Availability of Score/Rank Cards on website

After declaration of AIR of JEE Main 2018


JEE Main New Changes

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has introduced some changes into the JEE Mains pattern.

  • Class 12 marks will not be accountable while calculating the All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Main
  •   The general candidates must have at least 75% marks to qualify for the admission process to IITs, NITs, and CFTIs and for SC/ST candidates, its 65%.
  • Candidates must insert the Adhar Card number in the form
  • Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam can provide passport number/ration card number/bank account number or any other govt verified identity number.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The JEE Main Exam 2018 exam pattern section has the details of numbers of questions, subject, marking scheme and many important things. The exam will be consisted by two different papers.

Paper 1:


For the admission to B.E/B.Tech

Exam Mode

Both Offline (PBT) and Online (CBT) The candidate can choose the suitable mode


Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Number of Questions

30 questions per subject of 90 marks; total 360 marks

Type of Question



English & Hindi (for Gujrat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Gujrati is an additional language). Students need to choose the preferred language while form filling

Exam Duration

3 hours

Marking Scheme

+4 for each right answer

Negative Marking

-1 for each wrong answer

Paper 2:


For the admission to B.E/B.Tech planning course

Exam Mode

Offline (PBT) only

Number of Questions

30 questions for Mathematics(Part1), 50 questions for Aptitude Test (Part 2) and 2 questions for drawing; total 390 marks

Type of Question

Objective (drawing will be subjective)


English & Hindi (for Gujrat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli; Gujrati is an additional language). Students need to choose the preferred language while form filling

Exam Duration

3 hours

Marking Scheme

+4 for each right answer

Negative Marking

-1 for each wrong answer




Number of Questions

Maximum marks

Paper 1


30 questions

120 marks


30 questions

120 marks


30 questions

120 marks

Paper 2


30 questions

120 marks

Aptitude Test

50 questions

200 marks


2 questions

70 marks


Every candidates should know the full syllabus before appearing for the JEE Main Exam. The paper 1 has three subjects; Physics, Chemistry and Mathmetics containing important chapters from 11th and 12th standards.

Mathematics Syllabus for JEE Main (Paper 1)

Sets, Relations & Functions, Matrices & Determinants, Permutations & Combinations, Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations, Binomial Theorem, Mathematical Induction, Limit, Sequences & Series, Differential Equations, Integral Calculus, Continuity & Differentiability, Three Dimensional Geometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Statistics & Probability, Vector Algebra, Mathematical Reasoning and Trigonometry.

Physics Syllabus for JEE Main (Paper 1):

Laws of Motion, Kinematics, Work, Energy & Power, Gravitation, Rotational Motion, Physics & Measurement, Properties of Solids & Liquids, Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Oscillations & Waves, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Currents, Current Electricity, Optics, Electromagnetic Waves, Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation, Electronic Devices, Atoms & Nuclei, Communication Systems, etc.

Chemistry Syllabus for JEE Main (Paper 1):

  • Physical Chemistry: Some Basic concepts in Chemistry, States of Matter, Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure, Atomic Structure, Solutions, Redox Reactions & Electrochemistry, Equilibrium, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, etc.

  • Inorganic Chemistry: General Principles & Process of Isolation of Metals, Hydrogen, p – Block Elements, s – Block Element, Co-ordination Compounds, d – and f – Block Elements, Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties, Environmental Chemistry, etc.

  • Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry, Organic Compounds Containing Halogens, Purification & Characterisation of Organic Compounds, Hydrocarbons, Polymers, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen, Bio Molecules, Principles Related to Practical Chemistry, Chemistry in Everyday Life, etc.

Mathematics Syllabus for JEE Main (Paper 2)

Sets, Relations and Functions , Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Complex Numbers, Mathematical Induction, Sequences and Series , Limits, Continuity and Differentiability,, Applications of Binomial Theorem, Permutations and Combinations, Integral Calculus, Differential Equation, Vector Algebra, Co-ordinate Geometry, Three Dimensional Geometry, Trigonometry, Probability, Statistics, and Mathematical Reasoning.

Aptitude Test Syllabus:


Awareness of places, persons, Texture and objects related to Architecture and building environment, buildings and materials, Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings, Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Visualising different sides of 3D objects, Analytical Reasoning.


Three dimensional – perception: Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, contrast and harmony. Drawing and designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil, colour texture, building forms and elements, Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union, subtraction, rotation, development of surface & volumes, Generation of Plan, Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms, Elevations and 3 D views of objects, Sketching of scenes & activities from memory of urban scapes (public space, festivals, market, street scenes, recreational spaces, monuments, etc.), landscape (gardens, trees, river fronts, jungles, plants etc.) and rural life.

For the B. Arch course in IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur, the candidates have to appear for AAT (Aptitude Awareness Test).

Eligibility for JEE Main 2018:

Date of Birth: The aspirants, who are born after 1st October, 1983 (according to the Secondary Education Board certificate) can appear on this exam.

Relaxation: The SC/ST/PWD candidates will have 5 years relaxation in upper age limit

Exam: Qualification: The aspirants must pass the 12th standard examination with 5 subjects.

Subject: Among the five subjects, there must be Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

Minimum Marks: No minimum marks is required

Passing Year: The candidates who passed out in 2017 and 2016 and the candidates who will appear on the 12th standard examination in 2018 can also fill up the form.

Diploma Holder: The diploma holders can apply for IITs only.

Number of Attempts: The candidates will have the chance to 3 attempts to clear the examination.

JEE Main 2018 Application Process:

The candidates need to go through the information brochure with utmost care before filling up the application form. Here is the detailed information on how to fill up the form and what are the criteria:

  • The application process is online
  • There will be no printed copy to apply for JEE
  • The Registration will open on 1st December, 2017
  • The candidates must provide the Adhar card number
  • The scanned copy of photograph and signature need to be submitted
  • The candidate can download the acknowledgment form for future use.

The application fees are based on the gender and category of the candidates and the mode of examination.


Offline Mode (Pen & Paper based)

Online Mode (Computer based)


General/OBCs (Boys)

SC/ST/PWD/All girls

Genera;/OBCs (Boys)

SC/ST/PWD/All girls

For Examination Centers Opted in India

Paper 1 or 2





Paper 1 and 2 (both)





For Examination Centres opted in foreign country

Paper 1 or 2





Paper 1 and 2 (both)





  • The payment for the application form can be done via Credit card/Debit card or e-challan.
  • GST will be applicable.
  • The candidates who will go for e-challan have to make the payments in Syndicate/ICICI/Canara bank in cash

 To apply for the JEE Main Exam 2018 (From 1December 2017 to 1 January 2018)

  • Go to the official website
  • Select the link for the registration of application
  • Fill up the form with verified credentials
  • Upload your scanned photograph and signature
  • Click Submit
  • Print the acknowledgement page for future reference.

Other Details:


  • Question: What are the changes in JEE Main exam 2018?

  • The Candidates must submit their Adhar Card numbers while register for the JEE Main exam 2018. The 12th standard exam marks will not be accountable if you are not applying for IITs, NITs and CIFTs.


  • Is Adhar Card mandatory for the exam?
  • Yes, Adhar card is one of the most essential documents you need to submit.


  • Question: Is Adhar card mandatory for the residence of Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya?
  • The aspirants from Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya need to insert their passport number or ration card number or bank account number or any other Government verified identity number.


  • Question: What is the procedure to apply for the OCI/PIO/NRI candidates without Adhar Card?
  • They need to provide the passport number.


  • Question: Can candidate change the examination center during the correction period?
  • Yes, they can change the examination center during this period.


  • Question: Is Diploma candidate eligible to appear in the JEE exam?
  • Yes, they are eligible but for the IITs only. They can appear on the JEE Main 2018 to fulfill the eligibility of the JEE Advance 2018.


  • Question: Whom to contact if I have any queries regarding the examination?
  • All the correspondence will be directed to: The Executive Director (JAB), Central Board of Secondary Education, H 149, Sector 63, Noida, Dist: Gautam Budhha Nagar, 201309 (UP)


  • Question: Can I request for correction via fax or mail?
  • No mode of offline correction request will be accepted including e-mail. The correction can be made only online during the given period with a valid reason.


  • Question: How do I check the status of my e-challan?
  • You need to visit the official website ( and can check the status of the payment. You can take a print out of the acknowledgement page for future reference.


  • Question: Though I have reenrolled for the Adhar card, I still don’t receive it? What should I do?
  • If you have not received your Adhar card till now, enter your enrollment number in the given space.


  • Question: I don’t have Adhar card. How will I apply?
  • You need to visit your nearest Adhar Enrollment Center and apply for the Adhar Card. You can insert your enrollment number with the application.


  • Question: My name on Adhar Card does not match with my school record. What should I do?
  • You need to request for a correction at the Adhar card Enrollment Center and submit the enrollment number.