2018 JEE MAIN- Pattern, Syllabus, Date Application form

2018 JEE MAIN- Pattern, Syllabus, Date Application form

JEE Main 2018 will be conducted by CBSE. Joint Entrance Examination Mains is held in online as well as offline modes. It is expected that JEE Main 201

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JEE Main 2018 will be conducted by CBSE. Joint Entrance Examination Mains is held in online as well as offline modes. It is expected that JEE Main 2018 dates of the examination will be on first Sunday and second Saturday and Sunday in the month of April 2018. Moreover, the online application form for JEE Main 2018 can be submitted from December’17 to January’18. Rank of this engineering entrance exam is used by counselling authorities for BE / B.Tech / B.Arch / B.Plan admission 2018 in NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, and several other engineering and architecture colleges. JEE Main 2018 will also be a qualifying exam for JEE Advanced 2018 for admission to IITs. Get here complete details and latest news on JEE Main 2018 including pattern, date, syllabus, application form, admit card, result.

You may note that CBSE releases information on Joint Entrance Examination in November. Application form is issued, in online mode, in December. Since previous year, aadhaar card has become necessary. So you can get Aadhaar card now so that when JEE Main 2018 application form releases you can fill it.

2018 JEE Main Important Dates

If you are preparing for engineering entrance exams 2018, then JEE Main 2018 is important. 

Here, it is important to note that every year CBSE holds JEE Main in month of April. On first Sunday in April, JEE Main 2018 pen and paper based exam might be held. Then on next Saturday and Sunday there will be computer based exam. Make JEE Main 2018 study schedule keeping this in mind. Complete studies by February or March and focus on revision and taking mock tests in remaining days before exam.

Important Event Date
Publication of official CBSE JEE Main 2018 Notification November 2017, last week
Commencement of JEE Main 2018 Online Application Form submission December 2017, first week
Last date to submit Online Application Form January 2018, first week
Opening of Edit Images with mistakes in application form window December 2017, last week
Last date to upload new images to remove error February 2018, first week
Application Form Correction starts for data January 2018, last week
Closing of data correction window February 2018, first week
Release of JEE Main 2018 Admit Card March 2018, second week
Exam Date for Pen and Paper Based (offline) exam April 2018, first week
Exam Date for Computer Based (online) exam April 2018, second week
Online display of Official Answer Key April 2018, third week
Online display of OMR responses and scanned answers April 2018, third week
Publication of JEE Main Paper 1 Score, All India Rank, and eligibility for JEE Advanced April 2018, last week
Declaration of JEE Main Paper 2 Result (score and rank) May 2018, last week

JEE Main 2018 Pattern

Whether there will JEE Main 2018 or a single engineering entrance exam, will be clear when authorities notify it. Preparations for engineering entrance exam starts often in class 11. Hence millions in India are at this very moment concerned about JEE Main 2018. It is important to know what are eligibility criteria, syllabus, when will application forms begin and end. So until authorities clarify about single entrance exam vs JEE 2018; it is wise to march ahead with JEE Main 2018 details as a starting point.

Mode of Exam: Paper 1 for BE / B.Tech will be held as offline as well as online exam. Option to select mode will be given in Online Application Form. Paper 2 for B.Arch will only be offline.

  • JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 will be for engineering aspirants. It has 90 questions on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. Correct answer gets +4 marks and wrong answer gets -1 mark (negative marking). Rank obtained depending upon how well you perform in JEE Main 2018 paper 1 will determine BE / B.Tech admission.
  • JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 will be for architecture aspirants. It has 30 questions on Mathematics, 50 in Aptitude Test, and 2 questions of 70 marks in drawing. Paper 2 score and rank is used for B.Arch / B. Plan admission.

Paper 1

Subject Questions Marks
Physics 30 120
Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

Paper 2

Subject Questions Marks
Part I – Mathematics 30 120
Part II – Aptitude Test 50 200
Part III – Drawing 2 70
Total 82 390

2018 JEE Main Syllabus

Level of questions in entrance exam will be of 10+2 level. Study of physics, chemistry, mathematics in schools are in line with syllabus of board. To study topics taught in class 11 and 12 is a starting point for JEE Main 2018 preparation. Ensure that you have studied all topics from JEE Main 2018 syllabus as some topics may be different.


Sets, relations and functions Mathematical induction Integral calculus Vector algebra
Complex numbers and quadratic equations Binomial theorem and its applications Differential equations Statistics and probability
Matrices and determinants Sequences and series Coodinate geometry trigonometry
Permutations and combinations Limit, continuity and differentiability Three dimensional geometry Mathematical reasoning


Syllabus of Physics has two parts – A and B. Under A, there is theory part with 80% weightage and under B there is practical component with 20% weightage. Topics here are on Part A.

Physics and mesuarement Gravitation Electrostatics Optics
Kinematics Properties of solids and liquids Current electricity Dual nature of matter and radiation
Laws of motion Thermodynamics Magnetic effects of current and magnetism Atoms and nuclei
Work, energy and power Kinetic theory of gases Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents Electronic devices
Rotational motion Oscillation and waves Electromagnetic waves Communication systems


Some basic concepts in chemistry Redox reactions and electrochemistry P block elements Organic compounds containing halogens
States of matter Chemical kinetics D and f block elements Organic compounds containing oxygen
Atomic structure Surface chemistry Co ordination compounds Organic compounds containing nitrogen
Chemical bonding and molecular structure Classification of elements and periodicity in properties Environmental chemistry polymers
Chemical thermodynamics General principles and processes of isolation of metals Purification and characterization of organic compounds biomolecules
Solutions hydrogen Some basic principles of organic chemistry Chemistry in everyday life
Equilibrium S block elements (alkali and alkali earth metals) Hydrocarbons Principals related to practical chemistry

JEE Main 2018 Application Form

  • CBSE will issue application form in December.
  • Mode of submitting application for JEE Main 2018 would be online, at jeemain.nic.in.
  • Details filled in form get verified at time of admission and if there are any differences then candidature can get rejected; so fill details in JEE Main 2018 application form with care.
  • After entering details in form, pay application fees applicable as per category and paper appearing for.
  • Submit only one application form.
  • Date of exam (if option for CBT), test centre city, and language of question paper selection will be at time of form filling.

Expected application fee for JEE Main is as follows.

Exam center JEE Main Papers General/OBC SC/ST/PwD General/OBC SC/ST/PwD
Pen and paper based exam Computer based exam
In India Paper 1 or Paper 2 Boys – 1000
Girls – 500
Boys – 500
Girls – 500
Boys – 500
Girls – 250
Boys – 250
Girls – 250
Paper 1 and Paper 2 Boys – 1800
Girls – 900
Boys – 900
Girls – 900
Boys – 1300
Girls – 650
Boys – 650
Girls – 650
In foreign country Paper 1 or Paper 2 Boys – 2500
Girls – 1250
Boys – 1250
Girls – 1250
Boys – 2500
Girls – 1250
Boys – 1250
Girls – 1250
Paper 1 and Paper 2 Boys – 3800
Girls – 1900
Boys – 1900
Girls – 1900
Boys – 3800
Girls – 1900
Boys – 1900
Girls – 1900

Aadhaar Required For JEE Main 2018 Application Form

  • A year ago CBSE influenced Aadhaar Card necessary for an application form. This should stay same for JEE Main 2018.
  • Competitors who have as of recently submitted ask for updation in Aadhaar details can utilize 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID/UR number.
  • Aadhaar confirmation may flop in an initial step of online application form if subtle elements entered in form are unique in relation to that in Aadhaar Card.

    If name or date of birth is halfway or mistaken then Aadhaar Card, at that point submit amendment ask for at Aadhaar center.

    Candidates from Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya with Aadhaar Card can decide on exam center in any city in India.

CBSE will announce exam schedule when it releases JEE Main 2018 information brochure.

Offline exam for Paper 1 and Paper 2

Date of exam Paper Subjects Timings Duration
To be announced Paper I (BE / B.Tech) Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics To be announced 3 hours
To be announced Paper II (B.Arch / B.Plan) Mathematics, Aptitude Test, Drawing To be announced 3 hours

Online exam for Paper 1

Date of exam Paper Subjects Timings Duration
To be announced Paper I (BE / B.Tech) Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics To be announced 3 hours

Language of question paper

  • The question paper will be in English as well as Hindi.
  • CBSE also issues papers in Gujarati for centers in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Exam Centers

  • CBSE will set up JEE Main 2018 exam centers in more than 120 urban communities in India.
  • Exam centers will outside India too, in a few nations.
  • Examination centers assigned test taker is demonstrated in admit card.
  • Solicitations for test center change are not engaged in that capacity, in any case, choice of JAB is last in such manner.

States participating in CBSE JEE Main

All such states that do not conduct separate state level engineering entrance exam opt for using JEE Main result to offer BE / BTech / BArch / BPlan admissions. Last year 4 new states JEE Mains system namely Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Odisha.

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Age limit

  • Date of birth should be on or after 01 October 1993.
  • SC, ST, PwD candidates may be born on or after 01 October 1990 as age relaxation is applicable.
  • Note that birth date in Secondary education board or University certificate is valid.

Qualifying examination year

  • You must have either passed class 12 in 2016 or 2017, or you are going to appear for exam in 2018.
  • Year of appearing in qualifying examination must not be 2015 or earlier, or 2019 or later.
  • If you had not passed in 2015 and appeared again in 2016, then eligibility criteria does not satisfy.

Subjects in qualifying examination

  • There must be at least 5 subjects in qualifying examination.
  • By qualifying examination, class 12 or equivalent is implied.

Number of attempts

  • There can be maximum of 3 attempts for Joint Entrance Examination Mains.

JEE Main 2018 Result

  • You must have either passed class 12 in 2016 or 2017, or you are going to appear for exam in 2018.
  • Year of appearing in qualifying examination must not be 2015 or earlier, or 2019 or later.
  • If you had not passed in 2015 and appeared again in 2016, then eligibility criteria does not satisfy.

Subjects in qualifying examination

  • There must be at least 5 subjects in qualifying examination.
  • By qualifying examination, class 12 or equivalent is implied.

Number of attempts

  • There can be maximum of 3 attempts for Joint Entrance Examination Mains.

JEE Main 2018 Result

  • Score and All India Rank will be declared by end of April 2018.
  • JEE Main Score comprises of actual marks in Paper 1 along with status of being eligible for JEE Advanced 2018.
  • All India Rank and All India Category Rank are indicated in score/rank card.
  • Roll number wise result can be checked online at jeemain.nic.in requiring login with roll number and date of birth.
  • AIR is mainly useful for counselling purpose whereas other ranks are only indicative.
  • Rank card is only released online at official website.

Tie breaking for BE / B.Tech

  • Higher marks in Mathematics.
  • Higher marks in Physics.
  • Ratio of positive and negative marks.

Tie breaking for B.Arch / B.Plan

  • Higher marks in Aptitude Test.
  • Higher marks in Drawing Test.
  • Ratio of positive and negative marks.

Admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs, SFTIs, State Engineering Colleges

  • For BE/B.Tech admission, you must have studied Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one of  Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject.
  • For B.Arch/B.Plan, passing 10+2 with Mathematics is a part of eligibility. Other institutes that accept JEE Main 2018 score can have different eligibility criteria for admission.You need to have a valid JEE Main 2018 score and rank.
  • Also you must have scored at least 75% in class 12 exam or be in top 20 percentile in board.
  • Marks required to be in top 20 percentile depends on average performance of students in that board and boards release data for that after board exam results announce.

You can check what marks fufilled top 20 percentile criteria below to get an idea.

Seat Allotment

  • Seat Allocation Authority will offer admission on basis of choices filled during counselling and All India Rank.
  • Document verification will be done at time of counselling.
  • Original certificates must be given to verify details of candidature.

Eligibility for JEE Advanced 2018

  • Those who have appeared in class 12th examination or equivalent, or are appearing in it in 2018 are eligible for JEE Advanced 2018.
  • Candidates must appear in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2018 and on basis of performance in it, top 220000 candidates will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2018.
  • IITs and ISM Dhanbad will offer seats on basis of Joint Entrance Examination Advanced AIR.
  • Maximum attempts: 2 times in consecutive years.

JEE Main 2018 Admit Card

Check Name, Paper, Date of Birth, Gender, Test Centre Name, City, State Code of Eligibility and Category in admit card and get in touch with the board in case of issues.

  • Those who have applied can download admit card from jeemain.nic.in.
  • Date of availability of hall ticket is in March 2018.
  • Candidates can login with application ID and date of birth for admit card download.
  • Take its printout on exam day along with other important items and documents.
  • JEE Main 2018 admit card has key details of candidate and exam; exam center allotment is informed through it.

Guidelines for CBT (computer based test) and PPBT (pen and paper based test)

Follow instructions announced by exam conducting body.

  • Reach exam center at least 2.5 hours before exam, or as mentioned in admit card.
  • Show JEE Main 2018 admit card when center personnels ask for it.
  • If relaxation is claimed under PwD, then certificate for it needs to be shown.
  • Entry closes at time given in schedule.
  • Last time pen and ball pens were provided at center only and test takers were asked not to take own pens inside hall. Only for Paper 2 drawing test, items may be allowed including geometry box, pencils, erasers, colour pencils, crayons.
  • Rough sheet is provided inside center to do rough work.

List of qualifying examinations

Candidates can note qualifying examinations that are listed for JEE Main 2018.

  1. 10+2 final examination of recognized central or state board.
  2. Intermediate or 2 year PUC of recognized board or university.
  3. Final exam of 2 year courses of Joint Services Wing of NDA.
  4. NIOS Senior Secondary School Examination with minimum 5 subjects.
  5. Public school or board or university examination in India or foreign country that is recognized as equivalent to 10+2 by AIU.

A few more qualifying examinations that are listed under are allowed only for IITs

  • HSC Vocational Examination
  • Diploma recognized by AICTE pr SBTE of at least 3 year
  • GCE examination (London / Cambridge / Sri Lanka) at A level
  • High School Certificate examination of Cambridge University or IB Diploma of International Baccalaureate Office Geneva
  • Candidate must have passed at least one public examination at earlier level in case relevant QE is not public exam.

How to prepare for JEE Main 2018?

All India Rank 1 in JEE Main, Kalpit Veerwal got 360 out of 360. His advice to students preparing for JEE Main 2018 or JEE Main 2019 is to start enjoying studies and take it as a learning experience.

Scheme of examination describes what type of questions would be there and their numbers. It helps preparing for exam when exam pattern is known. You can solve sample papers of JEE Main 2018 to train in answering questions of that pattern. Build speed skills to solve that many number of questions in a row in given time. Paper 1 and Paper 2 have separate paper patterns.

Also, to improve accuracy, know mistakes you usually mistake. Next time you attempt a similar question, avoid making that mistake. For mathematics, he says that practice is key. Study theory of mathematics topic then solve a few questions on it. To manage time for JEE preparation, utilize free time for preparation. Finally, revision is important to score high in JEE Main.

One question that students have is about books they must study from, for JEE preparation. It is important to study from NCERT to understand theory and clear basics. After studying a topic, solve MCQs on them from books that have MCQs. For mathematics you can go for Arihant Skills in mathematics, A Das Gupta; for Physics you can refer HC Verma, and Irodov; for Chemistry use Paula Bruice, Solomons, JD Lee, Bruce Mahan, Vogel, Peter Sykes, Olympiad papers. If you have study material from a coaching center you can solve questions from there also. It is advisable to solve previous year IIT JEE question papers also to prepare for Joint Entrance Examination.

Level of studies in class 11 is a huge jump from what you studied in class 10. Syllabus seems tough and pressure to excel in JEE adds up. Being stress free is important, where time management plays a role. Try solving a tough book after doing a basic one. Make a study plan and adhere to it to boost confidence. Discuss roadblocks of topics with teachers and mentors. If you are doing self study, then study from JEE Main 2018 syllabus alongside school studies.

If weak in class 11 topics and JEE is near, then first thing to do is to revise class 11. Study some topics of class 11 alongwith class 12, do not sacrifice one for other. Allocate few hours in study plan daily to prepare class 11 topics, rest do for class 12. There are some units in class 12 which require good understanding of some unit of class 11. When you come across such topics, revise class 11 unit first.

Students mentally divide themselves among coaching and non-coaching. Experts have said that there is no difference between them; you can do as well with or without coaching, subject to being focused. Study well in school and pay attention there. After coming home, do homework and revise topics. Side by side solve JEE questions on same topic. Refer good books to bridge gap between board studies and JEE.

Speed and accuracy are important for JEE Main 2018 preparation. To build speed, solve questions in time limit. To build accuracy check answers and eliminate mistakes, build reading and comprehension speed, be careful in selecting answers. Have your own paper solving plan. You may want to first attempt one liner questions, and then go for calculations; or other way round.