Engineering Entrance

ABOUT JEE MAINS

Introduction

The Joint Entrance Examination, JEE (Main) will be an admission criteria to Undergraduate Engineering Programs at NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by participating State Governments etc. The States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland & Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main) -2018 application form online.

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/ISM Dhanbad. 

The list of participating institutions in JEE (Main) 2018 include 31 NITs, 22 IIITs , Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Delhi Technological University and other deemed universities. 

Admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank 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.

This year JEE (Main) 2018 is scheduled to be conducted as follows:

  • JEE (Main) Pen and Paper Based – 08.04.2018
  • PAPER – 1 (B.E. / B.Tech.) – 0930-1230 hrs
  • PAPER – 2 (B.Arch. / B.Planning) – 1400-1700 hrs
  • JEE (Main) Computer Based – 15/04/2018 (Sunday) and 16/04/2018 (Monday

Applying for JEE Main

Applications for JEE (Main) – 2018 have to be filled in ONLINE only; ensure that you fill application form available online at JEE (Main) website ONLY (www.jeemain.nic.in).

  • You will need your Aadhaar Number/ Aadhaar Enrolment ID/ Aadhaar Registration number for Registration. Your name, Date of Birth and Gender will be cross checked with your Aadhaar details.
  • You will also need SCANNED copies of photograph and signature for uploading.
  • Provide a valid mobile number and an e-mail ID. ALL communications from JEE Main will be through them.

NO NEED TO SEND HARD COPY OF THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM.

Online submission of application on website www.jeemain.nic.in01.12.2017 to 01.01.2018

Application Process:

  • Decide about Online/ Offline Exam

    Candidates who wish to appear for Paper-1 AND Paper-2: Note that Paper-2 will be conducted ONLY in Pen and Paper based examination mode. So either the candidate can appear for BOTH Paper 1 and Paper 2 in Pen and Paper mode (Exam date: 08.04.2018) OR the candidate can opt for Paper-1 in Computer based examination mode, and Paper 2 in Pen and Paper examination mode.

  • Fill in details and Register. Password (chosen by you) and computer generated Application number have to be meticulously noted.

  • Important Instruction about PASSWORD: During online form filling, candidate will be required to choose PASSWORD and Security Question and its Answer. Candidate is advised to record/ remember their password for all future logins. The Password must be as per the following Password policy.

    Password must be 8 to 13 characters long.

    Password must have at least one Upper case alphabet, at least one Lower case alphabet, at least one numeric value and at least one special character like: !@#$%^&*-

    For subsequent logins, candidate will be able to login directly with their respective system generated Application Number and the chosen Password.

  • Upload Images:

    ALL Files in JPG/ JPEG formatFile SizeDimension
    Photograph of Candidate4KB to 40KB3.5cm x 4.5cm
    Signature of Candidate1KB to 30KB3.5cm x 1.5cm
  • Photograph: The photograph must INDICATE clearly the name of the candidate along with the date of taking the photograph. Clear spectacles are allowed. High Contrast

    B & W or Colour photographs should clearly show the face of the candidate. Retain 6 – 8 copies of the same photograph with you.

  • Make your payment either Online (using a credit/ debit card) OR print an e-challan and pay in cash through Syndicate/ Canara/ ICICI/ HDFC banks.

    The fee* (in Indian Rupees) for JEE (Main)-2018 is as follows:

    Paper(s) AppearingPen and Paper Based ExaminationComputer Based Examination (Paper-1 only)
    General/OBCSC/ST/PwDGeneral/OBCSC/ST/PwD
    JEE (Main) Paper-1ORJEE (Main) Paper-2 only1000 (Boys)
    500 (Girls)
    500 (Boys)
    500 (Girls)
    500 (Boys)
    250 (Girls)
    250 (Boys)
    250 (Girls)
    BOTHJEE (Main) Paper-1andJEE (Main) Paper-21800 (Boys)
    900 (Girls)
    900 (Boys)
    900 (Girls)
    1300 (Boys)
    650 (Girls)
    650 (Boys)
    650 (Girls)

    * If the candidate is paying the examination fee using a credit/debit card, they have to pay an additional processing charge as given below:

    Credit Card: 1.20% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable; Debit Card: 0.75% + taxes for examination fee up to Rs.2000; SBI Buddy: Rs.20/- (per transaction) + service taxes as applicable

  • Candidates opting for Computer Based Examination of Paper 1, should select the date/slot after payment of Examination Fee.

  • If you are paying Online, you can take a print out of the Acknowledgement Page immediately. If you are paying using an e-challan you can take a print out of the Acknowledge Page in two days time.

  • KEEP A HARD COPY OF YOUR APPLICATION FORM AND YOUR CONFIRMATION PAGE SAFELY

Eligibility

Date of Birth:

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

Year of Passing Qualifying Examination (QE):

Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any other qualifying examination in 2016 or 2017; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any other qualifying examination in 2018 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2018.

Candidates who passed Class 12th/ other 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/ other Qualifying Examinations in 2015, did not pass in 2015, but passed in 2016 are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2018.

The eligibility for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2018 as well as the eligibility for admission to various institutes may differ and hence the candidate has to ensure that he/ she adheres to the required criteria put forth.

Number of subjects in Qualifying Examination (QE):

Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in Class 12/ any other qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) 2018. The candidates who have taken four subjects only are NOT eligible to write JEE (Main) 2018 and if the candidate is appearing for the exam providing false information, his/ her rank/ result will NOT be declared.

Number of Attempts:

The number of attempts a candidate can appear for JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).

Candidates seeking admission to the institutions in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha, which were earlier admitting based on their state level examination, are also advised to verify their eligibility as per criteria laid down by these state Governments.

The number of attempts for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2018 as well as the number of attempts for admission to various institutes may differ and hence the candidate has to ensure that he/ she adheres to the required criteria put forth.

By being eligible to write JEE (Main) and by obtaining an All India Rank in JEE (Main), a candidate does NOT automatically become eligible for admission.

Pattern

Mode of Examination:

The Paper-1 of JEE (Main) is conducted in two separate modes i.e. Offline (Pen and Paper Based Examination) mode and Online (Computer Based Examination) mode. A candidate can opt for EITHER Pen and Paper Based OR Computer Based examination modes for Paper-1 only. The Paper-2 of JEE (Main) is conducted ONLY in Pen and Paper based examination mode.

Subject Combination of Examination JEE (Main) 2018

Subject combination and type of questions in each paper are shown in the given table below.

SubjectsType of Questions
Paper 1#
For All undergraduate courses except B.ARCH / B.PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs)
Physics, Chemistry & MathematicsObjective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics
Paper 2
For B.ARCH / B.PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs)
Mathematics, Aptitude, and DrawingObjective type / Questions to test drawing aptitude

#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.

Exam Pattern of JEE (Main) 2017

JEE (Main) 2017 – Paper 1 (offline exam) had a total 90 MCQs totalling to 360 marks. There were 30 MCQs each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. 

Syllabus

  • For Paper 1: B.E / B.Tech – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • For Paper 2: B.Arch / B.Planning
 

Important Dates

JEE (Main) Pen and Paper Based Examination08.04.2018 (Sunday) 
  • PAPER – 1 (B.E. / B.Tech.) – 0930-1230 hrs
  • PAPER – 2 (B.Arch. / B.Planning) – 1400-1700 hrs
JEE (Main) Computer Based Examination15/04/2018 (Sunday) and 16/04/2018 (Monday)
Online submission of application01.12.2017 – 01.01.2018
Availability of Admit Card for download2nd week of March 2018 onwards
Display of Answer key and OMR sheet24 – 27 April 2018
Declaration of score of JEE (Main) Paper–1 (Declaration of top 220,000 candidates eligible for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2018)30.04.2018
Declaration of AIR JEE (Main) Papers – 1 & 231.05.2018

ABOUT JEE ADVANCED

Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance established through Acts of Parliament for fostering excellence in education. At present, there are twenty-three IITs across the country.

Admission into various undergraduate programmes leading to a Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s or Bachelor-Master Dual Degree in Engineering, Sciences, Architecture, or Pharmaceutics across IITs is through the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced). JEE (Advanced) will be conducted by the seven Zonal Coordinating (ZC) IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB).

Indian nationals (including PIO/OCI) who wish to appear in JEE (Advanced) must write Paper-1 of JEE (Main) which will be usually held in the month of April and meet stipulated performance criteria. JEE Main is conducted by CBSE.

Apart from IITs, other centrally funded institutes have used JEE (Advanced) ranks in the past. These include:

  1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc)
  2. Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) located in Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati
  3. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
  4. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Rae Bareli
  5. Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam



Eligibility

All the candidates must fulfil each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

Performance in JEE (Main) 2018: Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000* (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.

The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates. The following table show the order to be followed while choosing top 2,24,000* candidates in various categories based on the performance in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.

Category-wise distribution of top 2,24,000* candidates (Criterion 1)

ORDERCATEGORYNumber of “Top” candidates
1OPEN1,07,464Total 1,13,120
2OPEN-PwD5656
3OBC-NCL57456Total 60,480
4OBC-NCL-PwD3024
5SC31920Total 33,600
6SC-PwD1680
7ST15960Total 16,800
8ST-PwD840

* The total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,24,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.

Age limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.

Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination: A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2018.

However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year 2015-16 after June 2016, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2016 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria. In case, the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2015-16 before June 2016 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

Earlier admission at IITs: A candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program OR accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled after joining any IIT are also NOTeligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2017 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2017 but (i) did not report at any reporting centre OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

However, in any of the above cases, the candidate is required to fulfil the four conditions mentioned earlier.

Pattern

Language:

The question paper will be in either English or Hindi. Candidates must exercise the choice of question paper language while registering for JEE (Advanced) 2017. Change of question paper language will NOT be entertained after the registration.

Pattern:

There are two question papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 of three hours duration each. Both papers are compulsory.

  • Each question paper will consist of three separate sections, viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • The question papers will consist of objective type (multiple choice and numerical answer type) questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.
  • Negative marks will be awarded for incorrect answers to some of the questions.
Exam Pattern of JEE (Advanced) 2016

JEE (Advanced) 2016 – Paper 1 and Paper 2 together had a total 108 objective type questions (Single Correct, Multiple Correct, Integer Answer and Passage Based) totalling to 372 marks. There were 36 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. You can know more about the analysis of the JEE (Advanced) 2016 paper and see the keys and solutions to the same by clicking here.

ORS:

The answer sheet of each paper of JEE (Advanced) 2017 is a machine-readable ORS.

  • The ORS has two pages with the same lay-out. The first page of the ORS is machine readable. It is designed so as to leave impressions of the responses on the second page.
  • Candidates should not separate or disturb the alignment of the two pages of the ORS at any stage and under any circumstance.
  • The answers to all the questions should be marked on the first page of the ORS by darkening the appropriate bubble or bubbles (as per the instructions given in the question paper).
  • Candidates should use BLACK BALL POINT pen for darkening the bubbles.
  • Candidates should apply adequate pressure to ensure that a proper impression is made on the second page of the ORS. Other instructions for darkening the bubbles will be printed on the question paper and candidates must strictly adhere to these instructions.
  • The second page of the ORS will be handed over to the candidates by the invigilator at the end of the examination.

Services of a Scribe:

  • The services of a scribe (amanuensis) are available to candidates who are visually impaired, dyslexic, have disability in the upper limbs or have lost fingers / hands thereby preventing them from bubbling the optical response sheet (ORS).
  • To avail this benefit, the candidate should request the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2017, of the respective zonal coordinating IIT in the prescribed format. The requisition, along with a copy of the PwD certificate OR a copy of the certificate of Dyslexic candidate, whichever is applicable, should be uploaded at the time of online registration for JEE (Advanced) 2017.
  • Zonal coordinating IITs will make arrangements, through the Presiding Officer (PO) of the examination Center, to provide a panel of scribes (amanuenses). Scribes will be students of Class XI from the science stream with Mathematics as one of the subjects. The PwD/dyslexic candidate has to choose a scribe from this panel. The candidates will NOT be allowed to bring their own scribes.
  • The candidate will be allowed to meet the scribe one day prior to the examination i.e., on Saturday, 20 May 2017, in the presence of the IIT Representatives (IRs), Presiding Officer (PO) and an Invigilator.
  • If it is found that a candidate has used the services of a scribe, and consequently one extra hour, but does not possess the extent of disability that warrants the use of a scribe, he/she will be excluded from the process of evaluation, ranking and admission. If the candidate has already been admitted, his/her admission will be cancelled.

Important Dates

S.NoDescriptionDay, Date and Time
1JEE (Main) 2017 [Offline exam]SUN, 02-04-2017
2Results of JEE (Main) 2017THU, 27-04-2017
3Registration for JEE (Advanced) 2017FRI, 28-04-2017, 10:00 IST 
to
TUE, 02-05-2017, 17:00 IST
4Registration with Late FeeWED, 03-05-2017 
to 
THU, 04-05-2017, 17:00 IST
5Admit card available for downloadingWED, 10-05-2017, 10:00 IST 
to
SUN, 21-05-2017, 09:00 IST
6JEE (Advanced) 2017 
Paper – 1 
Paper – 2
SUN, 21-05-2017 
09:00 – 12:00 IST 
14:00 – 17:00 IST
7(a) Online display of ORS and scanned responses 
(b) Request from candidates for review of scanned responses
WED, 31-05-2017 10:00 IST 
to 
SAT, 03-06-2017, 17:00 IST
8Online display of answer keysSUN, 04-06-2017, 10:00 IST
9Feedback and comments on answer keys from the candidatesSUN, 04-06-2017, 10:00 IST
to
TUE, 06-06-2017, 17:00 IST
10Declaration of JEE (Advanced) resultsSUN, 11-06-2017, 10:00 IST
11Online registration for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)SUN, 11-06-2017, 10:00 IST
to
MON, 12-06-2017, 17:00 IST
12Architecture Aptitude TestWED, 14-06-2017 
09:00 – 12:00 IST
13Declaration of AAT resultsSUN, 18-06-2017
14Seat Allotment (Tentative)MON, 19-06-2017
to
TUE, 18-07-2017

REGISTRATION FEE FOR JEE (ADVANCED) 2017

A. Examination Centres in India
Female Candidates : INR 1200
SC, ST, PwD Candidates : INR 1200
All Other Candidates : INR 2400
Late Fee : INR 500

B. Exam Centres Outside India (SAARC Countries)
All Candidates : USD 135
Late Fee : USD 80

C. Exam Centres Outside India (Non-SAARC Countries)
All Candidates : USD 270
Late Fee : USD 80