JEE Main 2018 is the Joint Entrance Examination for the students who want to pursue B.Tech/ B.E/B.Arch/ B. Planning. Central Board of Secondary Education is likely to conduct JEE Main 2018 in April. Every year lakhs of students appear in JEE Mains. The examination is done in two modes; one is pen and paper based examination for the students who opt B.Tech/B.E or B.Arch/ B. Planning and a computer-based examination for B.Tech/B.E. Get here complete details and latest news of JEE Main 2018 including application form, admit card, result.

Interested students can fill and submit application form of JEE Main 2018. You may note that CBSE releases information on Joint Entrance Examination in November. Application form is issued, in online mode, in December. Since previous year, aadhaar card has become necessary. So you can get Aadhaar card now so that when JEE Main 2018 application form releases you can fill it.

JEE Main 2018


Whether there will JEE Main 2018 or a single engineering entrance exam, will be clear when authorities notify it. Preparations for engineering entrance exam starts often in class 11. Hence millions in India are at this very moment concerned about JEE Main 2018. It is important to know what are eligibility criteria, syllabus, when will application forms begin and end. So until authorities clarify about single entrance exam vs JEE 2018; it is wise to march ahead with JEE Main 2018 details as a starting point.

  • JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 will be for engineering aspirants. It has 90 questions on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. Correct answer gets +4 marks and wrong answer gets -1 mark (negative marking). Rank obtained depending upon how well you perform in JEE Main 2018 paper 1 will determine BE / B.Tech admission.
  • JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 will be for architecture aspirants. It has 30 questions on Mathematics, 50 in Aptitude Test, and 2 questions of 70 marks in drawing. Paper 2 score and rank is used for B.Arch / B. Plan admission.

Important dates of JEE Main 2018

If you are preparing for engineering entrance exams 2018, then JEE Main 2018 exam date is important. Here, it is important to note that every year CBSE holds JEE Main in month of April. On first Sunday in April, JEE Main 2018 pen and paper based exam might be held. Then on next Saturday and Sunday there will be computer based exam. Make JEE Main 2018 study schedule keeping this in mind. Complete studies by February or March and focus on revision and taking mock tests in remaining days before exam.

Start of online application form submission at Nov 2017
Last date to apply online Jan 2018
Download admit card Mar 2017
Date of JEE Main 2017 Apr 2017
Display of answer key and responses Apr 2017
Declaration of JEE Main result 2017 for Paper 1 Apr 2017
Declaration of JEE Main result 2017 for Paper 2 May 2017

JEE Mains 2018 will be an entrance exam for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs. Apart from them, several other colleges will also accept JEE Main 2018 scores. On clearing JEE Main and satisfying other eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2018, you will be able to appear for JEE Advanced 2018 which will be for admission to IITs.

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria

To begin with, eligibility criteria for Joint Entrance Examination is laid down by JEE Apex Board. It describes age limit, number of attempts, subjects in qualifying examination. Students find JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria. Their questions range from percentage required in class 12 to minimum / maximum age, how many attempts? Another key point to note that apart from JEE Main 2018 eligibility criteria, there is eligibility for admission. NITs, IIITs, CFTIs take admission on AIR of JEE Main if candidate has a minimum marks in class 12. for being eligible for JEE Advanced 2018 also you will have to satisfy separate eligibility.

Age limit

Date of birth should be on or after 01 October 1993. SC, ST, PwD candidates may be born on or after 01 October 1990 as age relaxation is applicable. Note that birth date in Secondary education board or University certificate is valid.

Qualifying examination year

You must have either passed class 12 in 2016 or 2017, or you are going to appear for exam in 2018. Year of appearing in qualifying examination must not be 2015 or earlier, or 2019 or later. If you had not passed in 2015 and appeared again in 2016, then eligibility criteria does not satisfy.

Subjects in qualifying examination

There must be at least 5 subjects in qualifying examination. By qualifying examination, class 12 or equivalent is implied.

Number of attempts

There can be maximum of 3 attempts for Joint Entrance Examination Mains.

NITs, IIITs, CFTI admission through JEE Main 2018 eligibility

You need to have a valid JEE Main 2018 score and rank. Also you must have scored at least 75% in class 12 exam or be in top 20 percentile in board. Marks required to be in top 20 percentile depends on average performance of students in that board and boards release data for that after board exam results announce. You can check what marks fufilled top 20 percentile criteria below to get an idea.

For BE/B.Tech admission, you must have studied Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one of  Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject. For B.Arch/B.Plan, passing 10+2 with Mathematics is a part of eligibility. Other institutes that accept JEE Main 2018 score can have different eligibility criteria for admission.

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus

Level of questions in entrance exam will be of 10+2 level. Study of physics, chemistry, mathematics in schools are in line with syllabus of board. To study topics taught in class 11 and 12 is a starting point for JEE Main 2018 preparation. Ensure that you have studied all topics from JEE Main 2018 syllabus as some topics may be different.

JEE Main 2018 syllabus is referred for preparations. It consists of topics in physics, chemistry, mathematics taught in classes 11 and 12. Official syllabus releases with brochure of information containing topics on which questions will be asked in exam. Study physics, chemistry, mathematics of 11 and 12 and practice multiple choice questions on them. Improve speed and accuracy to get more marks. If you will appear for computer based test of JEE Main 2018 then also take some online mock tests.


Sets, relations and functions Mathematical induction Integral calculus Vector algebra
Complex numbers and quadratic equations Binomial theorem and its applications Differential equations Statistics and probability
Matrices and determinants Sequences and series Coodinate geometry trigonometry
Permutations and combinations Limit, continuity and differentiability Three dimensional geometry Mathematical reasoning


Syllabus of Physics has two parts – A and B. Under A, there is theory part with 80% weightage and under B there is practical component with 20% weightage. Topics here are on Part A.

Physics and mesuarement Gravitation Electrostatics Optics
Kinematics Properties of solids and liquids Current electricity Dual nature of matter and radiation
Laws of motion Thermodynamics Magnetic effects of current and magnetism Atoms and nuclei
Work, energy and power Kinetic theory of gases Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents Electronic devices
Rotational motion Oscillation and waves Electromagnetic waves Communication systems


Some basic concepts in chemistry Redox reactions and electrochemistry P block elements Organic compounds containing halogens
States of matter Chemical kinetics D and f block elements Organic compounds containing oxygen
Atomic structure Surface chemistry Co ordination compounds Organic compounds containing nitrogen
Chemical bonding and molecular structure Classification of elements and periodicity in properties Environmental chemistry polymers
Chemical thermodynamics General principles and processes of isolation of metals Purification and characterization of organic compounds biomolecules
Solutions hydrogen Some basic principles of organic chemistry Chemistry in everyday life
Equilibrium S block elements (alkali and alkali earth metals) Hydrocarbons Principals related to practical chemistry

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

Scheme of examination describes what type of questions would be there and their numbers. It helps preparing for exam when exam pattern is known. You can solve sample papers of JEE Main 2018 to train in answering questions of that pattern. Build speed skills to solve that many number of questions in a row in given time. Paper 1 and Paper 2 have separate paper patterns.

Paper 1

Subject Questions Marks
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

Paper 2

Subject Questions Marks
Part I – Mathematics 30 120
Part II – Aptitude Test 50 200
Part III – Drawing 2 70
Total 82 390

How to prepare for JEE Main 2018?

All India Rank 1 in JEE Main, Kalpit Veerwal got 360 out of 360. His advice to students preparing for JEE Main 2018 or JEE Main 2019 is to start enjoying studies and take it as a learning experience.

Also, to improve accuracy, know mistakes you usually mistake. Next time you attempt a similar question, avoid making that mistake. For mathematics, he says that practice is key. Study theory of mathematics topic then solve a few questions on it. To manage time for JEE preparation, utilize free time for preparation. Finally, revision is important to score high in JEE Main.

One question that students have is about books they must study from, for JEE preparation. It is important to study from NCERT to understand theory and clear basics. After studying a topic, solve MCQs on them from books that have MCQs. For mathematics you can go for Arihant Skills in mathematics, A Das Gupta; for Physics you can refer HC Verma, and Irodov; for Chemistry use Paula Bruice, Solomons, JD Lee, Bruce Mahan, Vogel, Peter Sykes, Olympiad papers. If you have study material from a coaching center you can solve questions from there also. It is advisable to solve previous year IIT JEE question papers also to prepare for Joint Entrance Examination.

Level of studies in class 11 is a huge jump from what you studied in class 10. Syllabus seems tough and pressure to excel in JEE adds up. Being stress free is important, where time management plays a role. Try solving a tough book after doing a basic one. Make a study plan and adhere to it to boost confidence. Discuss roadblocks of topics with teachers and mentors. If you are doing self study, then study from JEE Main 2018 syllabus alongside school studies.

If weak in class 11 topics and JEE is near, then first thing to do is to revise class 11. Study some topics of class 11 alongwith class 12, do not sacrifice one for other. Allocate few hours in study plan daily to prepare class 11 topics, rest do for class 12. There are some units in class 12 which require good understanding of some unit of class 11. When you come across such topics, revise class 11 unit first.

Students mentally divide themselves among coaching and non-coaching. Experts have said that there is no difference between them; you can do as well with or without coaching, subject to being focused. Study well in school and pay attention there. After coming home, do homework and revise topics. Side by side solve JEE questions on same topic. Refer good books to bridge gap between board studies and JEE.

Speed and accuracy are important for JEE Main 2018 preparation. To build speed, solve questions in time limit. To build accuracy check answers and eliminate mistakes, build reading and comprehension speed, be careful in selecting answers. Have your own paper solving plan. You may want to first attempt one liner questions, and then go for calculations; or other way round.
JEE Main 2018 Preparation

JEE Main 2018 Application Form

CBSE will issue application form in December. Mode of submitting application for JEE Main 2018 would be online, at Details filled in form get verified at time of admission and if there are any differences then candidature can get rejected; so fill details in JEE Main 2018 application form with care.

Aadhaar card plays an important role in registration, keep its details handy. After entering details in form, pay application fees applicable as per category and paper appearing for. Submit only one application form. Test centre city selection, and language of question paper selection will be at time of form filling. If computer based test is opted, then select exam slot in JEE Main 2018 application form.

Exam center JEE Main Papers General/OBC SC/ST/PwD General/OBC SC/ST/PwD
Pen and paper based exam Computer based exam
In India Paper 1 or Paper 2 Boys – 1000
Girls – 500
Boys – 500
Girls – 500
Boys – 500
Girls – 250
Boys – 250
Girls – 250
Paper 1 and Paper 2 Boys – 1800
Girls – 900
Boys – 900
Girls – 900
Boys – 1300
Girls – 650
Boys – 650
Girls – 650
In foreign country Paper 1 or Paper 2 Boys – 2500
Girls – 1250
Boys – 1250
Girls – 1250
Boys – 2500
Girls – 1250
Boys – 1250
Girls – 1250
Paper 1 and Paper 2 Boys – 3800
Girls – 1900
Boys – 1900
Girls – 1900
Boys – 3800
Girls – 1900
Boys – 1900
Girls – 1900

JEE Main 2018 Admit Card

Admit card is issued online. Candidates who submit application form with fees on time can download JEE Main 2018 admit card before exam. It is released a few weeks prior to exam date. Candidates can login with application ID and date of birth to access it online. Soft copy of it is saved on system and its printout is brought for exam day. JEE Main 2018 admit card has key details of candidate and exam; exam center allotment is informed through it. CBSE advices checking details in admit card and get in touch with board in case of issues. Take only those materials to exam hall which are allowed as per brochure and admit card.

JEE Main 2018 Result

Announcement for result comes in April end. Roll number wise result of JEE Main 2018 can be checked online at A candidate can check result of his / her own only, as it requires login with roll number and date of birth.

By checking result they are informed of score obtained in Paper 1, and Paper 2, and also All India Rank. Position in common rank list is indicated by CRL rank, and apart from that category rank is also given. Another thing that JEE Main 2018 result reveals is cut off marks for appearing in JEE Advanced 2018. Paper 1 and Paper 2 result declare one by one.

Insofar CBSE has not announced official details of JEE Main 2018. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference. As soon as JEE Main 2018 information brochure releases, details will be updated here.

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