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JEE Main Exam: 2019 Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

JEE MAIN - Joint Entrance Examination

JEE (Main) exam is the buzz word in today's society. It is considered as the greatest challenge to pass the examination with great scores and get admission in prestigious colleges in India. Students dedicate months of preparation to crack the exam. Usually the student takes up JEE after his/ her higher secondary examination and JEE is an objective type paper which evaluates the aptitude skill of the candidate.

JEE is a most popular national level engineering entrance examination conducted for admission to interested candidates in undergraduate engineering programs like B.E/ B.Tech/ B.Arch courses in various colleges all over India. JEE exams are classified into two stages :

  • JEE Main

  • JEE Advanced

Exams are conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) while JEE Advanced is conducted by the IIT’s JEE-Main exam is for admission to

  • 33 NITs - National Institutes of Technology

  • 18 IITs- Indian Institutes of Information Technology

  • 19 CFTIs - Centrally Funded Technical Institutes and other engineering colleges across the Indian states.

While the JEE-Advanced is for admission to the Indian School of Mines (ISM) including the 23 IITs.

JEE Main exams can be conducted both online and offline (Students go to the JEE registered exam center and take up the examination). JEE Main is the eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced.

Exam has two papers – Paper 1 & Paper 2. Candidates are allowed to take both the exams. The differences between both the papers are highlighted as below :

Paper 1 is for admission to B.E / B.Tech courses and the candidate can attend the examination in both online and offline mode.

Paper 2 is for admission to B.Arch and B.Planning courses and the candidate can attend the examination only through offline mode.

JEE Main Exam Date

Exams are scheduled in the month of April . The Schedule of  exam is as follows:

Offline Exam :

 8th April 2018

Online Exam :

15th & 16th April 2018

Time Schedule for Paper 1 & Paper 2

SCHEDULE for  Offline exam Pen and Paper based examination (8th April , 2018) Timings for Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.)  Date and time for Paper-2(B.Arch./B. Planning.) 
a) Entry in the Examination Centre 07: 00 AM . (IST) 13: 00 PM. (IST)
b) Entry in the Examination Hall 09: 00 AM (IST) 13: 30 PM. (IST)
c) Distribution of Test Booklet 09: 20 AM. (IST) 13: 50 PM. (IST)

Schedule for Computer Based Test (Online Exam) PAPER-1 (B. E./B. TECH.): 08th & 09th April 2018

a) Entry in the Examination Centre 07: 00 AM .(IST)  13: 00 PM. (IST)
b) Entry in the Examination Hall 09: 00 AM (IST)  13: 00 PM. (IST
c) Last entry in the Examination Hall 09: 30 AM(IST)  14: 00 PM(IST) 
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JEE Main Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria

It is mandatory for all the candidates to appear for JEE Main 2018 in order to take admissions into the prestigious IIT’s and top most popular engineering colleges. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has set up JEE Main 2018 eligibility criteria to take up the examination. JEE Main 2018 Application form will be made available on the official website

Let us get into the complete details on JEE Main Eligibility criteria which have been discussed elaborately below:

Qualification Criteria:

  • One must have qualified in 12th examination or any equivalent Qualifying Examination with 5 subjects.
  • Compulsory subjects: Physics and Maths as Compulsory subjects. Qualifying exam must be cleared with 5 subjects.
  • One must have qualified in 12th examination in 2016 and 2017 are also have the eligibility to apply.
  • For JEE Main exam, there is no such requirement of minimum marks in the 12th examination in order to appear for JEE Main 2018 examination. One must possess passing marks.
  • The one who is going to appear for the 12th final examination of the year 2018 can also fill the JEE Main 2018 Application form.
  • Diploma students can also appear for JEE Main 2018 exam but they are only eligible for the admission to IITs.
  • Aadhaar Card is mandatory in order to fill the JEE Main 2018 Application form.

Age Criteria :

  • One must have born on or after 1st October 1993 will be having the eligibility for attending the JEE Main 2018 examination.
  • Provision: There will be 5 years relaxation for the upper age limit of SC/ST & PWD candidates i.e. Date of Birth should fall on or after 1st October 1988.
  • DOB (Date of Birth) will be taken into consideration on the basis of secondary education board certificate.

 Eligibility Criteria for the Admission to IITs, NITs, and CFTIs:

  • One must have qualified in 12th examination with 75% marks or they should be in the Top 20 percentile in the qualifying examination of the respective boards.
  • For SC/ST cadre students, the qualifying examination marks should be of 65%.

Total Number of JEE Main Attempts:

  • In order to clear the JEE Main examination the Total Number of attempts provided is 3.

For JEE Advanced, One can attempt max of 2 times in consecutive years

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JEE Main Application Form & fees

To complete the JEE Main application form, it is important that the candidate needs to get registered in the following portal:.

Documents Required:

  • Personal Mobile number and E-mail id
  • Qualification and other personal details
  • Card / Bank details
  • Scanned photograph with name and date mentioned in the photograph 
  • (Dimension: 3.5 x 4.5 cm)
  • Signature by the candidate on a plain white paper (Dimension: 3.5 x 1.5 cm)

There are 6 simple steps to start with the JEE Main Application form.  They are as follows:

Online Registration

  • Login with the provided user id and password
  • Fill Exam related details, Academic details, Mailing Address, Other Details and finally submit the application form.
  • Upload the images of photograph and signature wherever necessary
  • Make the Fee payment online
  • Display of Confirmation page
  • Candidates are requested to take a print out of the confirmation page.
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JEE Main Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry are the 3 important subjects JEE Main focuses on.

Exam Pattern

  • For (B.E, B.Tech) Paper 1: Objective type questions separated as 3 Parts with equal weightage (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics).
  • For (B.Arch, B.Planning) Paper 2: Mathematics, Aptitude and Drawing.



Number of questions

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  • ¼ th of the marks will be deducted for wrong answers.
  • No negative marking is allocated if the question is unanswered.
  • Same pattern of marks is allotted for Paper 2.
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JEE Main Admit Card

JEE Admit card must be taken during the day of examination. Admit card will be released by CBSE during the second week of March before the examination.

Steps to retrieve the admit card online:

  • In the jeemain website page, enter the application number and login credentials.
  • After logging in, key in the Class 12 board exam roll number
  • Click on the Download Admit card link and down load the admit card
  • It is must for the candidate to verify the details given in the admit card are correct
  • It is mandatory to take the admit card on the day of examination.
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JEE Main Results & Score Card

Results will be announced by CBSE on April 27th, 2018. Both Paper 1 & Paper 2 scores will be released for the candidates who have taken the entrance examination. Also, the level of qualification for JEE Advanced 2018 will be given along with the results.

The Score card will be available in the jeemain website and the candidates can download it by entering their valid Roll Number and Date of Birth given during the time of admission.  Score card is available online only

JEE Main Counselling & Admission

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) 2018 manages the JEE Main counseling and is conducted from the first week of July 2018. The counseling is carried in a centralized way and is organized through online mode.  The candidates who have passed the JEE Main with expected scores are allowed to register for the counseling. The candidate are advised to select and lock their choice of colleges before appearing to the JEE Main 2018 counselling

Once the seat is allotted after the counselling, fee payment must be done after acceptance of seat. After the payment of the seat acceptance fee, it is mandatory that the candidates should report at the respective reporting centers for document verification and completion of admission process.

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JEE Main Participating Colleges

Participating colleges are the institutes which offer admissions to the candidates who have qualified with expected scores and rank in JEE Main 2018.   The participating colleges are listed as below:

  • 31 National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
  • 20 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
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List of JEE Main examination centres

The below mentioned is the  test city centers as per the list of centers:

Andaman & Nicobar Lakshadeep
Andhra Pradesh Madhya Pradesh  
Arunachal Pradesh Maharashtra
Assam Manipur
Bihar Meghalaya

Administrative Office Address : 

Plot No: 149, Block -H
Sector-63, Noida: 201309
Distt- Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.)
Helpline Number: 7042399521, 7042399520, 7042399524,7042399526,7042399525,7042399528
Helpline number for computer based Exam: 18002667751
Email id: For any technical Queries:

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