Registration process of JEE Main 2018 which will be conducted on 8th April 2018 in Pen-Paper based (Offline) mode and 15th & 16th April 2018 in Computer Based mode (online), is now over. The number of aspirants across the country taking the Joint Entrance Exam (Main) has seen a slight dip as compared to last year. This year, 11.5 lakhs candidates have registered for the exam as compared to 12 lakhs in 2017 but the number of students opting for a computer-based exam has increased to 2.25 lakhs as compared to 1.8 lakhs in 2017. In comparison, the number of those opting for the offline mode is 9.25 lakhs as compared to last year’s 10.2 lakhs.
JEE Main is conducted by CBSE for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes to 31 NITs, & 23 CFTIs. It is also the eligibility test for JEE (Advanced) for admissions to 23 IITs .This year, JEE advanced test will conducted on 20th May 2018 in online mode only.
Since 2017, the JEE (Main) does not place any weightage on Class XII scores but for candidates to qualify for admission to the IITs/NITs/IIITs and other centrally funded technical institutes, they should have secured at least 75% marks in Class 12, or be in the top 20 percentiles in the Class 12 examination conducted by the respective boards. For SC/ST students, the qualifying marks are 65% in Class 12.