JEE Main 2018 Eligibility, Exam dates, Application process

JEE main 2018 Eligibility, Exam dates, Application process: Joint Entrance Examination(Main) 2018: The Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) are conducted annually to select students for admission to various technical institutions across the country. They are held in two stages JEE main which is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and JEE advanced which is held by a different IIT every year. The official notification of the JEE Main is likely to be out by the third week of November. Before it releases, here’s the five things you need to know about the JEE exams:

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility, Exam dates, Application process,Admit Cards,Results,Rank Cards, Marks Score Cards

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern for 2017: 1. There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination, 2. For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced)/JEE(Main) ranks, they 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 students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

The 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/ISM Dhanbad. The candidates are advised to see the JEE (Advanced) website for information related to JEE (Advanced).

Candidates need to score at least 75 per cent in their class 12 board examinations or be in the top 20 percentile of their Boards to be eligible for JEE main or advanced. For candidates of the SC and ST categories, this has been lowered to 65 per cent. JEE advanced further requires that the candidates score high in JEE main and rank among the top 2,24,000 candidates. Joint Entrance Examination(Main) 2018: For JEE(Main)-2018, Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 or2017; 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.

Exam dates:
The CBSE has announced that the JEE main exam will be conducted on April 8 next year while the JEE advanced paper is expected to be held on May 20. In 2017, the advanced examination was conducted on May 21. Over 11 lakh candidates took the JEE Main in 2017 of which, 2.21 lakh qualified for JEE Advanced.

Application process:
Last year, the application forms were released in the month of December and can be expected to be available at the same time this year. Candidates who wish to apply for the JEE main 2018 paper can do so from the official portal of the exam at A portal for the JEE advanced examination has also been opened and candidates can stay updated about the exams by visiting

Online test:
This year the entire JEE Advanced exam will be conducted in a computer-based test mode. The examination will consist of two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2 -and each of the papers will be held for a three hours duration.

Clearing the JEE mains and advanced papers will give candidates access for admission to Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) courses at Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) across India.

The aspiring candidates are requested to download the information bulletin from above mentioned website only and read the same carefully before applying. The eligibility criteria for JEE (Main) & JEE (Advanced) are different. The candidates are requested to read the information bulletin carefully and ensure their eligibility as per the criteria laid down for JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced). The aspiring candidates have to apply online only through JEE (Main) website The online application process will be started soon.

The examination of JEE (Main) - 2018 in pen-paper based (offline) mode will be conducted on 08th April 2018.
JEE Main 2018 Web portal:
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