JEE Main 2018

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JEE Main

Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main) is conducted to get admission into Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, Other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by participating State Governments, and other Institutions.  The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

About JEE Main 2018

JEE Main 2018 will be conducted on 8th April 2018 in offline mode and 15th & 16th April 2018 in online mode

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Schedule of Examination: A. Offline examination (Pen and Paper Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.)and Paper 2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.)

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B. Online examination (Computer Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B. E./B. Tech.)Only

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Eligibility:   Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1993 are eligible. However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after October 01, 1988 are eligible. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate is only considered.

Candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 or 2017; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 are eligible to appear in JEE(Main)- 2018. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2015 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2019 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2018. Candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2015, did not pass in 2015, but passed in 2016 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2018.

Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) – 2018.

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).

Eligibility for Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating through SEAT

Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank in JEE Main subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination. 

Important Dates related to JEE Main 2018

Particulars Dates
Issue of JEE (Main) Application Form – Only Online 1st December 2017
Last date for application – JEE (Main) 1st January 2018
Date of Availability of Admit Card for JEE (Main) on Website 2nd week of March, 2018
JEE Main Offline Exam Date (Pen and Paper Based exam)

Paper 1 – (B.E., B. Tech)

Paper 2 – (B.Arch., B. Planning)

8th April 2018
JEE Main Online Exam Date (Computer Based exam) 15th & 16th April, 2018
Display of Answer key and image of response (OMR) sheet 24th – 27th April 2018
Declaration of JEE (Main) Paper – 1 Score / All India Rank and top 220000 candidates eligible for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 30th April 2018
Declaration of All India Rank JEE (Main) Paper – 2 31st May 2018

Important links

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