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JEE Main 2018: Frequently Asked Questions, Syllabus and Paper Pattern

Tuesday December 12, 2017 9:04 PM, Zohair Mohmmad Safwan,

JEE Main

As the registration process for JEE Main 2018 has ended, we know that JEE Main aspirants are looking for answers to some most asked questions on registration, application process etc. So, through this article we are presenting, simple answers to most frequently asked questions on JEE Main 2018.

Alert: Applicants can correct the JEE Main Application forms at the official website by January 1st.

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) 2018, is taken by engineering and architecture aspirants, in India, to gain admissions into various Engineering and Architecture graduation programs at NITs, IIITs, CFTIs and other engineering colleges.

Candidates should note that from this year onwards the CBSE has finalised 14 more Karnataka Centers to conduct JEE Main.

The next step, after passing JEE Main is to qualify JEE Advanced Exam, as JEE Advanced exam makes you eligible to join the Engineering and Architecture programs at IITs or the Indian School of Mines (ISM).

JEE Main 2018 Papers

There will be two papers for JEE Main - Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is for B.E. or B.Tech course and Paper 2 is for B.Arch. or Planning course. Paper 1 can be written in offline or online mode, while Paper 2 is strictly limited to offline mode.

Let’s Begin Clearing all your doubts on JEE Main 2018

What is the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2018?

To write this exam, you should pass 12th class or any other equivalent exam in 2016 or 2017. If you are waiting to appear for your 12th or another equivalent exam in 2018, then you are also eligible for JEE Main 2018. Also, if you have written your 12th exam, first in 2017 and reappeared again in 2018 still you are again eligible.

But, you cannot write JEE Main 2018, if you cleared 12th class or another equivalent exam in 2015 or before, or didn’t pass 12th class in 2015 but cleared in 2016.

Also, you can write this exam only if born on or after October 1, 1993. For SC/ST/PWD categories, you should be born on or after October 1, 1998.

How much is JEE Main Application Fee?

For Paper 1 and Paper 2 in offline mode it’s INR 1000 for boys and INR 500 for girls (General/OBC), INR 500 for boys and girls (SC/ST/PWD).

For online mode, it is INR 500 for boys and INR 250 for girls (General/OBC) and INR 250 for boys and girls (SC/ST/PWD).

In case, if writing both Paper 1 and Paper 2, it is INR 1800 for boys and INR 900 for girls (General/OBC) and INR 900 for boys and girls (SC/ST/PWD) for offline mode for Paper 1. Next, it is INR 1300 for boys and INR 650 for girls (General/OBC) and INR 650 for boys and girls (SC/ST/PWD) for online mode for Paper 1.

For foreign countries, it is INR 2500 for boys and INR 1250 for girls (General/OBC) and INR 1250 for boys and girls (SC/ST/PWD) for offline mode for Paper 1 or Paper 2, and online mode for Paper 1. Next, if writing both the papers, it is INR 3800 for boys and INR 1900 for girls (General/OBC), and INR 1900 for boys and girls (SC/ST/PWD) for offline mode for Paper 1 or Paper 2, and online mode for Paper 1.

How the application fee is paid?

The fee is to be paid by e-challan or debit or credit card only. For e-challan, you can make payment at Syndicate or Canara or ICICI Bank in cash. Do note that fees can’t be paid through DD or money order etc. and it is not refundable.

Is Aadhaar card compulsory for Registration?

Entering Aadhaar details is mandatory while filling the online application form. If you don't have one, do apply for it. And you can always provide your 14-digit Aadhaar enrolment ID, from the Aadhaar enrolment slip in case your card isn't ready on time.

Students from states of J&K, Assam, and Meghalaya, need to enter their passport number, ration card and bank account number or any other valid Government identity number, so that they can write this exam in their respective cities.

When will the JEE Main 2018 Admit Card be released?

The Admit card is usually available from the 2nd week of March 2018.

What is the Mode of Exam?

By now, you must be aware that you can either attempt Paper 1 (in offline or online mode ) or Paper 2 (offline mode only) or both. So, just mention this clearly, while submitting the application form.

Paper 1 is for admissions to B.E. or B.Tech courses and Paper 2 is for B.Arch or B.Planning courses.
Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are the main subjects for Paper 1, and Mathematics, Aptitude test, and Drawing test, for Paper 2.

The syllabus for these, is same as that of Class 11 and 12 by CBSE and NCERT. You can also, find the revised syllabus, in the latest information bulletin released for JEE Main 2018.

What is the maximum Number of attempts for JEE Main 2018?

Well, you can write JEE Main exam 3 consecutive times.

What will be the medium of the exam?

It is English and Hindi in all the cities. But Gujarati, Hindi, and English medium are available for those writing in the states of Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

How to choose exam center?

Now every exam center has the option of conducting online exam. But, only select centers, would offer exam in offline mode. So, since these exam slots are given first come basis, apply fast.

How is JEE Main 2018 rank estimated?

Well, your rank and score of Paper 1 of JEE Main will be declared on 30th April 2018. You can download it from the official website. Your status of having qualified to write the JEE Advanced will be mentioned, and the rank will comprise of the All India rank and All India category rank.

Your Class 12th percentage does play an important role, to gain admissions to IITs, NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs. If you have 75% marks in the 12th class or else come in the top 20 percentile in your 12th class exam, then you will be considered for the admissions.

If any of you belong to SC/ST category, then you need to have at least 65% marks in 12th. Apart from this, your JEE Main All India Rank is considered, at the time of seat allocation.

What is the Reservation Criteria for JEE Main 2018?

There are reserved seats for the OBC, SC, ST, and PwD ( 40% or more disability) categories, and this reservation is followed in the admission procedure at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. In case you are trying for admission to any state engineering colleges, then check up on the respective state rules.

Explain the Seat Allocation Process

As the seat allocation process begins, you can give your preferred choices for engineering or architecture courses, from the list of colleges and universities, that will be made online on the Seat Allocation Board website.

The allocation takes place, in a series of 3-4 rounds, you can either lock the seat allotted to you or shift between the branches within allotted college or shift between colleges. Always check with respective state governments or institutions or the Central Seat Allocation Board, if you got any queries related to seats or admission process, after the declaration of results.

Well, do have a thorough look at the official site for the latest information bulletin released. It includes detailed guidelines, as well as a list of all the examination center cities, syllabus, payment of fees, and other dos and don'ts for this exam. Good luck with JEE Main 2018.


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