Answers to Most Asked Questions on JEE Main 2018

Answers to Most Asked Questions on JEE Main 2018

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The official information bulletin for JEE Main 2018 is finally out. Which is why, you should be checking up it up for all the latest updates.We understand how big a deal this exam is for you to make all your engineering and architecture dreams come true. And today we are going to be doing our part for you.

Entrance Examination (JEE Main) 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.

There will be two papers for JEE Main; Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is for B.E. or B.Tech courses and Paper 2 is for B.Arch. or Paper 1 can be written in offline or online mode, while Paper 2 is strictly limited to offline mode. Now, the JEE Main will be objective type questions whereas JEE Advanced will be a combination of objective type, single answer and numerical type questions.

The time to apply officially has been declared open, that is, from December 1, 2017 till January 1, 2018. The actual journey to exam begins now. You can apply for the exam through online mode now!

To solve any of the queries that you might have related to JEE Main 2017, we have enlisted the most frequently asked questions along with their solutions below. Check out the pointers given below to make sure you have everything in order to register for exam as well as other things such as eligibility and the documents required. Check some of the most frequently asked questions about JEE Main 2018.


Examination Dates

JEE Main 2018 (Paper 1 and Paper 2) is scheduled on 8th April 2018 in offline mode, while the online mode of JEE Main 2018 (Paper 1) is to be held on 15th and 16th April, 2018. For those writing this exam abroad, the date is set for April 15, 2018.


Now this is very crucial. To write this exam, you should have passed 12th class or any other equivalent exam in 2016 or 2017. And, if you are waiting to appear for your 12th or other equivalent exam in 2018, you are eligible for JEE Main 2018 then as well.

You are also eligible if you have written your 12th exam, first in 2017 and reappeared again in 2018.

Apart from this, you must have studied five subjects in 12th class or other equivalent exam to write JEE Main 2018. Out of these five subjects, Language, Physics and Mathematics is compulsory for Paper 1 and Mathematics for Paper 2.

Candidates who cleared 12thclass or other equivalent exam in 2015 or before, or didn’t pass 12thclass in 2015 but cleared in 2016, or are planning to write 12th class in 2019 or later are not eligible to appear for JEE Main 2018.

Also, you can write this exam only if born on or after October 1, 1993. For SC/ST/PwD categories, there is relaxation of 5 years, so it’s born on or after October 1, 1998.

How to Apply?

Candidates can fill the online application form, available now at the official website.

  1. Candidate Name & Documents: Name of the candidate and his/her parents in theapplication form must be same as that in school records. Candidates must also upload their signature along with the signature of their guardian.And, do keep a hard copy of the acknowledgement page you get when you finish this process.

It must be a colored photograph with the name of candidate printedon it, along with the date of when the photograph was taken. Spectacles are allowed, but no caps or goggles. Also, it is suggested to keep 6-7 identical photographs for later use at the time of examination or seat allocation process.

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


  1. Aadhaar card: 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, incase your card isn’t ready on time.

Students from states of J&K, Assam and Meghalaya must 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.


Type and Mode of Exam

Candidates can either attempt Paper 1 (in offline or online mode), or Paper 2 (offline mode only) or both. So, mention this clearly, while submitting the application form.

Number of attempts

Candidates can write JEE Main three consecutive times.

Medium of exam

English and Hindi are the medium to write JEE Main 2018 in all the examination centers. Gujarati, Hindi and English medium is available for those writing in the states of Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Now every exam center has the option of online exam. However, only selected centers would have an option of offline mode. Since these exam slots are given first come basis, start applying for it! For offline mode of exam, you need to give four preferred center cities and one preferred city for online mode.

Calculating JEE Main 2018 Rank and Admissions

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.

Now, about the calculation of actual rank- your 12th class marks won’t be considered while calculating JEE Main rank.

But these marks do play an important role to gain admissions to NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs participating through the Seat Allocation Board. If you have 75% marks in 12th class or come in the top 20 percentile in your 12th class exam, you will be considered for admissions. Apart from this, JEE Main All India Rank is considered at the time of seat allocation.

Even though no weightage is given to 12th class marks, the marksheet must be presented at the reporting centers at the time of counselling or admissions at NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs. There are also subject pass combinations in your 12th class that is compulsory for admissions at above mentioned institutions.

First, a 10+2 level pass in Physics and Mathematics and any one pass in Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or Technical Vocational is needed to get into B.E. or B.Tech. course. For B.Arch. or, a pass at 10+2 level and Mathematics subject is needed.

So, that’s about the major part of it. Yes, we understand that you might be still pondering on some other queries. Well, do have a thorough look at the official site for the latest information bulletin has been released. It includes detailed guidelines, as well as list of all the examination center cities, syllabus, payment of fees, and other dos and don’ts for this exam. Stay updated and confident, Good  Luck!