JEE Main

JEE Main

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern for 2018:

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 States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system, however, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. 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.

JEE Main Important Dates 2018

The important dates of JEE Main 2018 are the dates related to various events associated with the national level engineering entrance test like availability of application form, admit card, exam date, result, counselling and seat allotment, etc. CBSE announces JEE Main important dates. Candidates must go through all the important dates of JEE main 2018 in order to be completely aware of the schedule and all the events.

JEE Main 2018 Important Dates

S. No.

Admission Events

Important Dates


Start of Online Registration

First week of December 2017


Last Date for Submission of Application Form

Third week of January 2018


Last Date for Payment of Application Fees through credit card/debit card or e-challan

Third week of January 2018


Admit Card availability

Second week of March 2018


JEE Main 2018 (Offline) Exam (Paper I)

First week of April 2018


JEE Main 2018 (Offline) Exam (Paper II)

First week of April 2018


JEE Main 2018 (Online) Examination

Second week of April 2018


Display of Answer Key and OMR Sheets

Third week of April 2018


Acceptance of Challenge of Answer Keys

Upto last week of April 2018


JEE Main 2018 Result

Last week of April 2018


Declaration of All India Ranks

Last week of April 2018


JEE Main 2018 Result for Paper 2

Last week of May 2018


Availability of Rank Card

Last week of May 2018