JEE MAIN 2018 Exam: Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Cut-off Marks, Results, Counselling

The JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is one of the most competitive Engineering entrance exams coducted at national level. The exam is conducted in two stages, namely JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced). Since 2012, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is conducting JEE Main exam on yearly basis to select candidates for admission into various private, government and centrally-funded engineering institutions.

By qualifying the JEE (Main) exam, students can get admission into the Undergraduate Engineering programmes in NIT’s (National Institute of Technology), IIIT’s (Indian Institute of Information Technology) and CFTI’s (Centrally Funded Technical Institutes). They can also appear for the JEE (Advanced) to get admission into the eminent IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology). Besides IITs, reputed institutions such as IISER (Indian Institution of Science Education and Research), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology and the Indian Institute of Science also enroll students on the basis of their marks in JEE (Advanced).

Important Changes in the JEE Main Exam

The Ministry of Human resource and development has brought significant changes into the JEE Main exam from the year 2017.

  • From the year 2017 onwards, the candidate’s Class12th marks will not be given weightage while determining his/her ranks in the JEE (Main).

  • The General category candidates are required to have scored 75% marks in Class 12th for getting admission in the IIT’s, NIT’s, IIIT’s or CFTI’s whereas SC/ST candidates are required to have scored 65% marks. The candidates who come within the top 20 percentile of their respective boards are also given preference during admission.

  • The AADHAR Card issued by UIDAI is made mandatory to appear in the JEE (Main) exam.

  • The states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland and Odisha have also joined the system of JEE (Main) Exam since 2017.

IIT JEE Main Exam Important Dates

Exam events

Important Dates

Avail Application Form From

 

1st Dec. 2016

End date to Avail Application Form

 

2nd Jan. 2017.

 

Last datefor payment of the Application Fee

 

3rd Jan. 2017

Opening of Correction window

2nd half of Jan.

Get Admit Card from

1st week of March 2017

Exam Date for JEE Main, 2017 (offline, Pen and Paper based Test)

2nd April 2017.

Exam Date for JEE Main, 2017 (online, Computer based Test)

8th and 9th April 2017.

Announcement of Result

27th April 2017.

Counselling process

1st week of July 2017.

IIT JEE Main Exam Pattern & Syllabus

As earlier mentioned, the Joint entrance examination has two papers.The candidates seeking admission in the Bachelors of Engineering (BE) or Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) programs should attend the 1st Paper, while those seeking admission tothe Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) should also appear in the 2nd Paper.

JEE 2017 Mains Exam:Details of the Question Paper 1 and 2

Particulars of Question Paper 1

  • It is held for the B. Tech/B.E.

  • Subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Maths.

  • Total number of questions – 90 questions. Eachsubjecthas 30 questions.

  • Total marks -360.

  • Duration is 3 hours. But for candidates with 40%disability,the duration of the exam is extended to 4 hours.

  • Marking scheme – 4 marks for correct answer

  • Negative marking scheme- 1 markdeducted for every incorrect answer.

  • Mode of ExamBoth Pen and Paper based as well as Computer based.

Particulars of Question Paper 2:-

  • It is held for the B.Architecture course.

  • Subjects – Maths, Aptitude and Drawing.

  • Total number of questions – 82 questions.

  • Total marks – 390.

  • Duration is 3 hours. But for candidates with 40%disability, the exam duration is extended to 4 hours.

  • Marking scheme – 4 marks for correct answer and

  • Negative marking scheme - 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.

  • Mode of Exam – Computer based only.

Marking distribution in various subjects

 

Subjects

No. of questions

Marks

Mathematics

30

120

Aptitude

50

200

Drawing

2

70

Total

82

390

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Eligibility for IIT JEE Main Exam

Age limit 

  • Only those born on or after October 1st, 1992 are eligible to appear for the JEE Mains 2017 exam.

  • The SC/ ST and PwD(Persons with Disabilities)candidates are given relaxation of 5 years in the Upper age limit. This means that an SC/ST/PwD candidate born on or after October 1st, 1987 can appear for the JEE Main 2017 exam.

Year of passing or appearing in 10+2 

  • If you are appearing for the JEE Main 2017 Exam, you should have passed 10+2 in 2015 or 2016, or you should be a Class 12thappearing candidate in 2017 itself.

  • Students who have passed their 10+2 exam in 2014, are not eligible to appear for the JEE Main 2017 Exam.

Number of Attempts – Candidates can appear for the JEE Main exam for maximum three times only.

Number of Subjects Studied in 10+2 – Candidates must clear Class 12thor equivalent exam with at least five main subjects to become eligible for the JEE 2017 Mains exam. Those candidates who have passed Class 12thwith four subjects only cannot appear in the JEE 2017 Mains exam. 

IIT JEE Main Exam Application Process

  • A candidates can apply for the JEE 2017 Mains exam online.

  • He/she should visit the official website of the exam at www.jeemain.nic.in.

  • Here the candidate can access the JEE 2017 Mains application form.He/ She should fill the application form by providing the necessary details about one’s educational qualifications, age, choice of institutes, etc. Thepersonal detailsentered in the application form should match with the AADHAR card.

  • A candidate should pay the requisite application fee.

  • The application form should be submitted by Jan. 2nd2017.

  • The printed slip of the application form is not required to be sent to the CBSE.

Application Fee

The Application Fee can be paid -

  • Either by Debit Card or Credit Card.

  • Through the bank e-challan by the Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC banks.

Following is the Application Fee structure -

For Examination Centres opted in India: -

Papers

Application Fee for Pen and Paper Based Mode

Or

Offline mode

Application Fee for Computer Based Mode

Or

Online mode

 

 

 

 

General/OBC Male

 

SC/ST/PwD and Female candidates

 

General/OBC Male

 

SC/ST/PwD and Female candidates

 

Paper 1 or 2

Rs.1000

Rs.500

Rs.500

Rs.250

 

Paper 1 & 2

Rs.1800

Rs.900

Rs.1300

Rs.650

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For Examination Centres opted outside India: -

Paper

Application Fee for Pen and Paper Based Mode

Or

Offline mode

Application Fee for Computer Based Mode

Or

Online mode

 

General/OBC Male

SC/ST/PwD and Female candidates

General/OBC Male

SC/ST/PwD and Female candidates

Paper 1 or 2

Rs.2500

Rs.1250

Rs.2500

Rs.1250

Paper 1 & 2

Rs.3800

Rs.1900

Rs.3800

Rs.1900

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Other Details

IIT JEE 2017 Mains Exam: Admit Card

  • The Admit Cards are usually released 3-4 weeks prior to the exam date. A candidate can download it from the IIT JEE Main www.jeemain.nic.in
  • Once you receive the admit card, be sure to check it minutely for any errors or typographical mistakes. If you notice any mistake, report it to the JEE Mains Secretariat and try to get it rectified as soon as possible.
  • You should keep the copy of your admit card for future use.

IIT JEE 2017Main: Result

The results will be announced on April 27th 2017. The candidates can check their results online on the official website of the JEE.

IIT JEE 2017 Main: Cutoff Marks

Although the cutoff marks in any given year are determined by various factors, however, as per the previous year’s trend analysis the cutoff marks for JEE Main exam for different categories of candidates are as follows-

General: 105- 110

OBC: 70- 75

SC: 50 -55

ST: 44-50

IIT JEE 2017 Mains Exam: Counselling

The counselling is likely to begin 1st week of July 2017. It will be done by the Joint Seat allocation authority.

FAQ

Q. What is the date of the JEE Main 2018 Exam?

On 2nd April, 2017 JEE mains exam for pen and paper based and on 8th and 9th April, 2017 for computer based exam will be held.

Q. How many attempts a candidate is given to appear in the JEE Main exam?

Three attempts are given per candidate for the JEE Main exam.

Q. What is the fee for the JEE Main exam for reserved category?

It is Rs.500 for offline mode and Rs. 250 for online mode.

Q. What is the minimum percentage of marks in 12th class required to appear for the JEE Main exam?

General category students are required to have scored 75% marks while those belonging to SC/ST category require 65% marks in class 12.

Q. If the marks of 12th class will be counted in the final list of rank preparation?

No.

Q. Are the diploma holders eligible to appear in the exam?

Those candidates holding diploma of three years are eligible.

Q. How many times the JEE Main exam is held in a year?

It is held only once in a year.

Q. In which colleges a candidate can be given admission after passing JEE Main exam?

Candidates passing JEE Main Exam will be given admission in NIT’s, IIIT’s and CFIT’s.

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