JEE Main ExamJoint Entrance Exam (Main)

Introduction - JEE Main

JEE Main, which is a premier exam for any Engineering aspirant, is conducted by CBSE for admission to B.E./B.Tech & B.Arch courses. JEE Main is also a qualifying exam for applicants who wish to appear for JEE Advanced 2018. Paper 1 of JEE Main (B.E./B.Tech) acts as an entrance door to various IITs, NITs and NEUTs. Candidates who wish to apply for B.Arch. program, have to choose Paper 2 of JEE Main. An estimate of 13 lakh candidates are expected to apply for JEE Main 2018.

JEE Main 2017 Stats

  • Only 11.21 lakh appeared for the exam out of 11.86 lakh candidates who registered for the exam
  • Only 9.56 lakh appeared for the online test out of 11.21 lakh who appeared, and only 2.21 lakh managed to qualify for JEE Advanced 2017
  • State-wise number of qualified candidates who passed JEE Main 2017 were majorly from Maharashtra (1.66k+), Andhra Pradesh (80k) and Bihar (78k)

JEE Main - Exam Highlights

Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Official Website jeemain.nic.in
Exam Frequency Yearly
Exam Level All India Level
Eligibility Class 12th with 45%
Qualifying Rate in JEE Main 72%

Eligibility

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates appearing for class 12 examination in 2018 can also apply
  • Candidates should have passed Class 12 examination with minimum 45% marks in each subject (40% in case of reserved categories)
  • Note: No weightage will be given to Class 12th marks while calculating AIR for JEE Main 2018
  • Those who are applying for B.E./B. Tech must have Physics and Mathematics along with one of these subjects Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology
  • For admission to IITs and NITs candidates should score 75% or be in the top 20 percentile of the 10+2 exam
  • The candidates who have applied for B.Arch./ B. Planning must have studied Mathematics. They should also score a minimum of 50% marks in total including the 5 subjects

Number of Attempts

  • A total of 3 attempts will be provided to clear JEE Main
  • While JEE Advanced can be attempted twice in consecutive years

Age Criteria

  • Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993 (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/PwD. i.e 1988)

Syllabus

  • JEE Mains syllabus is mainly centered on topics from class 11th and 12th
  • Paper 1 comprises 3 subjects - Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and Paper 2 comprises 3 sections - Aptitude Test, Mathematics and Drawing Test
Paper Subject Syllabus-wise
Paper 1 Physics
  1. Properties of Solids and Liquids
  2. Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power
  3. Kinetic Theory of Gases
  4. Thermodynamics
  5. Physics and Measurement
  6. Kinematics
  7. Rotational Motion
  8. Gravitation
Paper 1 Chemistry
  1. States of Matter
  2. Liquid State: Properties of liquids
  3. Solid and Gaseous State
  4. Atomic & Molecular Structure and Chemical Bonding
  5. Covalent Bonding
  6. Chemical Thermodynamics and Ist Law of Thermodynamics
  7. Equilibrium and Equilibrium involving chemical processes
  8. Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
Paper 1 Mathematics
  1. Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  2. Relations and Functions
  3. Matrices and Determinants
  4. Permutations And Combinations
  5. Mathematical Induction
  6. Binomial Theorem and its simple Applications
  7. Sequences and Series
  8. Continuity and Differentiability
Paper 2 Aptitude Test
  1. Analytical Reasoning
  2. Awareness of places, persons, buildings and materials
  3. Texture and objects related to Architecture and building environment
  4. Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings
  5. Visualising different sides of 3D objects
  6. Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal)
  7. 3-Dimensional perception and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements
Paper 2 Mathematics
  1. Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  2. Relations and Functions
  3. Matrices and Determinants
  4. Permutations And Combinations
  5. Mathematical Induction
  6. Binomial Theorem and its simple Applications
  7. Sequences and Series
  8. Continuity and Differentiability
  9. Applications of Binomial Theorem
  10. Integral Calculus
  11. Differential Equation
  12. Vector Algebra
  13. Trigonometry
  14. Co-ordinate Geometry
  15. 3-Dimensional Geometry
  16. Probability, Statistics, and Mathematical Reasoning
Paper 2 Drawing Test
  1. Drawing and designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil
  2. Transformation of forms both 2D and 3D union
  3. Elevations and 3D views of objects Rotation
  4. Development of surfaces and volumes
  5. Generation of Plan
  6. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms
  7. Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes (festivals, market, etc.), landscape (trees, jungles, etc.) and rural life

Exam Dates

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will soon be announcing JEE Main 2018 exam dates. Candidates can check the tentative schedule for JEE Main 2018 given in the table below:

Events Dates
Application Form - Release 01st Dec'17
Application Form - Last date 02nd Jan'18
Online Exam Date (Paper 1) 08th Apr'18
Offline Exam Date (Paper 1 and Paper 2) 1st Apr'18
Result Date 28th Apr'18

Exam Pattern

  • JEE Main Exam Pattern is defined by the conducting body, CBSE
  • This year, JEE Main 2018 will be conducted in April 2018
  • There will be two papers - Paper 1 is for the candidates appearing for B.E/B.Tech and Paper 2 for B.Planning/B.Arch aspirants

Exam Pattern - Paper 1

Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Total Questions 90
Sections Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (30 questions for each section)
Duration 3 hours
Total Marks 360
Marking Scheme +4 for correct answer; -1 for incorrect answer

Exam Pattern - Paper 2

Mode of Exam Offline
Total Questions 82
Sections Aptitude Test (50 questions), Mathematics (30 questions) and Drawing Test (2 questions)
Duration 2 hours
Total Marks 390
Marking Scheme +4 for correct answer; -1 for incorrect answer

Exam Centers

CBSE will conduct JEE Main across 104 cities in India. Applicants will get a chance to choose their desired JEE Main Exam Center during JEE Main registration process.

  • If the candidates opt for offline mode, they have to mention 4 preferences of JEE Main exam centers
  • In case, they opt for the computer based test, they can select only 1 preference in the application form

Results

  • JEE Main 2018 Results are expected to be declared on 28th April, 2018. And results will be available on the official website of CBSE
  • The AIR list will be tentatively published on 30th June, 2018

CutOffs

  • The cut off will be prepared on the basis of the AIR list
  • On the basis of the AIR list, the candidates can take admission in the B.E./ B.Tech program at NITs and other state-owned colleges accepting JEE Main Score
  • JEE Main Cut off is prepared on the basis of the normalized score. The expected JEE Main 2018 Cut off is:
Category Qualifying Marks
General 81
OBC - NCL 49
Schedule Caste 32
Schedule Tribe 27
PwD 01

Contents

Introduction

Exam Trends

JEE Main 2017 Stats

Exam Highlights

Eligibility

Academic - Eligibility

Number of Attempts - Eligibility

Age - Eligibility

Syllabus

Exam Dates

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern - Paper 1

Exam Pattern - Paper 2

Exam Centers

Results

CutOffs