JEE Mains 2018 will be conducted by JEE (Main) Secretariat / Central Board of Secondary Education. The exam is set to be held in the month April in both offline and online formats. The registration portal has opened on December 1, 2017, and aspirants can fill in the application form online. But, every year, a number of students face a series of questions, hindrances and confusions while submitting the online application form. Once you have submitted the form it can only be rectified or edited when the Board announces a special date to edit the application.

Applicants hailing from rural and semi-urban areas don’t always have the access to a computer or an internet connection. For them, keeping track of the exact dates is really hectic and toiling; even impossible at times. It comes as a blow to these candidates when their candidature is cancelled for some silly mistakes that happened while filling up the form or for applying multiple times in the same academic year. What should they do for not facing any such consequences? This article will clear this and all such confusions that might occur while registering and submitting the application for JEE Main 2018.

Avinash is an 18-year-old boy who has already cleared his board exams last year. He wishes to become a successful Mechanical Engineer one day. So, he is preparing for the JEE Mains 2018. Being a hardworking soul and thinking about avoiding distractions, he has kept himself away from phones and laptop so that he can perform well in the JEE Mains.

While registering for JEE Mains online he gave his parents mobile number and email ID as he wasn’t using one. Meanwhile, Avinash’s 10th mark sheet showed his date of birth as 24th September 1994 while his Aadhar Card suggested 16th November 1993.

Unknowingly, he has filled up the registration form on basis of his 10th mark sheet. Now, this information needs to be edited. But, the date for editing the application form was sent to the registered email ID and phone number. His parents were busy attending his uncle’s wedding at that moment and the messages were misplaced during all the chaos. For this, Avinash can’t sit for JEE Mains 2018. Even if he does his candidature will be cancelled during the counselling process.

What should you do if you’re in such a mess?

Firstly, try to register for JEE Main with your own mobile number and email address.

Try to avoid giving your parents/siblings/friends number or email ID while registration.

Even if you don’t have your own mobile number try to have an email address at least. It takes 5 mins to create a email account.

Even if you are using someone else’s mobile number ask them to notify immediately when they receive any message from JEE Main.

Important information about the Application form, entrance examination, etc., are notified by SMS or email. If you’re facing the same situation as Avinash you’ll have two options. Firstly, you can quickly find out about the dates by asking a co-examinee (also taking the JEE Main) or find them out by visiting the official website. The second option comes into existence when the first one fails and the dates for editing the application are already gone. The next and last option will: “Better luck next Time”. But, you don’t have to face such a situation if you are going through this article. I am sure you are well aware by now.

Confusions regarding JEE Mains 2018 in application form payments and other issues solved

JEE Main 2018 is the national level entrance exam held by CBSE for admission to BE/B.Tech, B.Arch / B.Plan in academic session 2018-19. Know all about JEE Main 2018 here.

Why is the Aadhaar Card important for registration process?

The use of Aadhaar for the applicants of JEE (Main) 2018 will result in the authenticity of the applicant’s details. This will also help in confirming identities of the applicants at the examination centres in an easy and comfortable way. It counteracts the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity. Applicants with Aadhaar cards will have to enter Aadhaar number, name, gender and date of birth for authenticating one’s identity.

What to do if I don’t have a Aadhar Card?

You don’t need to worry if you don’t have an Aadhar Card. Enrolling for an Aadhaar has been made very simple. You can make an application for enrollment in the Aadhaar list to get your Aadhaar card. You can either get the online form and submit it at centre or visit the nearest Aadhaar enrollment Centre and register there to get your Aadhaar slip.

If you haven’t received the card yet and the registrations are on, you can always use your 14 digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID (Including slash) printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of filling online application form for JEE(Main) 2018.

If you’re a candidate from states like J&K, Assam & Meghalaya you need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number. This will be applicable only if they select the city of examination in these mentioned states itself.

Query: I have mentioned my family income much less than it is actually. Will the application be verified by CBSE and will Ii be disallowed from taking this examination? Please help.

All the applicants who registered and paid the exam fee till last date will be allowed to appear in JEE (Main). They will get their admit cards as per schedule and everything will be fine till the counselling/admission day arrives. The JEE (Main) secretariat/CBSE doesn’t verify the information given by the candidates. They are verified by the concerned institution and if anything mismatches or found to be fishy, that concerned institution can take necessary steps. It can be a silly unintentional mistake but this can cause you a havoc. Your whole effort of preparing and taking the exam can go in vain for one tiny mistake. So, it is advised that applicants must provide all the information that is correct, confirmed and cross-checked or it can harm you in the long run.

JEE Main 2018 – QnA

Hi, I’m Heena. I’m a 19 years old. I will be taking my JEE Main exam in 2018. I’m from unreserved category and I’ll be taking the exam for both the papers in a pen and paper-based format. I’ve already registered for the exam and I’ve made the payment using my father’s Credit Card. I knew the registration fee was Rs. 900 since my friend Neeta paid for the same exam yesterday via e-challan. After the payment was done, the Credit card bill showed to have charged more than the usual amount. Can anyone explain why did this happen?

The examination fee can be paid only through two mediums- Credit/debit card or e-challan generated while filling the application form online. No other mode of payment will be accepted. There will be no extra charges if you’re paying via the e-challan that generated while applying. In case, if you are paying the examination fee through Credit/Debit card, the candidates need to pay an additional processing charge as following:-

Credit Card- 1.20% of the examination fee + GST (As applicable)

Debit Card-  0.75% + GST for examination fee upto Rs. 2000 and 1%GST for examination  fee more than Rs. 2000

I was on the payment page of the application process when my computer crashed for some internal technical problem. How do I know if the payment is complete?

You can check the status of fee payment at the CBSE website (www.jeemain.nic.in). If the status is displayed “OK” then you don’t need to worry anymore. You can also take a printout of the Acknowledgement Page

In case, if the status isn’t showing ‘OK’ applicants can do the following:

  1. If the fee is paid through e-challan the candidate should immediately contact the concerned bank(Syndicate/Canara/ICICI Bank in this case) to update your fee status on the website
  2. If the fee is paid through Credit/Debit Card, then it can be a possibility that the transaction was cancelled and the amount will automatically be refunded to the respective Credit/Debit Card within 7-10 days. In this case, pay the fee once again and ensure the ‘OK’ fee status.

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