JEE Mains 2018 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2018 Notification

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What is JEE Mains?

JEE Mains stands for Joint Entrance Exam (Mains) which is conducted by the Central Board of Education (CBSE) every year to admit students into engineering and architecture courses in universities like National Institute of Technology (NIT),Centrally funded technical institutions( CFTI’s) and many other engineering colleges spread across the country. This exam also acts as a qualifying exam for JEE advanced, which is the entrance exam for Indian Institute of Technology (IIT’s) and ISM.

Exam Name Joint Entrance Exam
Commonly Known As JEE Mains
Level Of Exam University
Online Application 1st December 2017 to 1st January 2018
Exam Date 8th April (Offline), 15th and 16th April (Online)
Courses Offered BE/ B.Tech and B.Arch Courses
Body Central Board of Secondary Education

Pattern of the Exam

Candidates can choose either the online mode or the offline mode for taking the exam. There are two papers that come under JEE Mains exam. Paper-1 is taken by people applying for engineering courses while paper-2 is taken by candidates applying for B. Arch and B. Planning courses. All the questions asked will be of objective type i.e. multiple choice questions. The exam pattern for paper-1 is as follows

Subject No. of questions Marks Duration
Physics 30 120  

 

3 Hours

Chemistry 30 120
Mathematics 30 125
Total 90 360

Every right answer is awarded 4 marks and for every wrong answer, one mark is deducted.  The exam can be taken either in English or in Hindi. Additionally, for candidates hailing from Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli have the option of taking the exam in Gujarati. The choice of language should be given while filling up the application form. The pattern for paper-2 of JEE main is as follows:

Subject No. of questions Marks Duration
Aptitude 50 200  

 

3 Hours

Drawing 2 70
Mathematics 30 120
Total 82 390

In paper-2, the drawing section is subjective while the other sections are objective. The marking scheme is the same for these sections except for the drawing section where one question carries 35 marks. Additionally, there is no provision to take the paper-2 exam online, it can only be taken offline. Though the online facility is provided for paper-1.

Eligibility Criteria

The following is the list of criteria that the candidate must fulfill in order to apply for this exam.

  • Candidates who have finished their 12th grade in 2016 or 2017 are eligible for this exam. Additionally, people appearing for the 12th grade exam in 2018 are also eligible.
  • The candidate should have passed their 12th grade from any recognized board in order to apply for JEE mains 2018. Although there is no minimum marks requirement, the candidate should have passed the exam.
  • The candidate should have taken subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in their 12th
  • Diploma holders can apply for this exam but can only secure an admission into the IIT’s. As JEE main is a qualifying exam for JEE advanced, they are allowed to take the exam.
  • For admissions into IIT’s, NIT’s and CFTI’s, candidates should have scored a minimum of 75% in their 12th . The minimum score for students belonging to the SC/ST caste is 65%.
  • The minimum number of attempts for this exam is 3.

Application forms and submission procedure

The online application form opens on 1st December 2017 and closes on 1st January 2018. Candidates aspiring to write this exam should submit the completed application form by 1st January 2018.

  • The first and foremost step for the candidates should be to register themselves under the New Candidate Registration tab on the official website.
  • Once the candidates register, they get access to the application form which they will need to fill with care.
  • It is mandatory for candidates to give their Aadhaar Card numbers while registering (except for candidates hailing from Jammu, Meghalaya, and Assam).

The details that the candidate has to give while filling up the application form are as follows:

  • Aadhaar Number – Used to verify the nationality of the candidate, name, gender, and date of birth.
  • Personal Details – Name, address etc.
  • Guardian Details – Occupation, annual income.
  • Academic Details – Details of marks obtained in the 10th grade, roll number of 12th grade, name of the school, address of the school.
  • Exam Details – Date, Venue, mode of exam, language.
  • Contact Details – Mobile number, email id.

Next, they have to upload the required documents. The documents necessary while filling up the application form include:

  • Scanned copy of your passport size photographs
  • Scanned signature
  • Scanned thumb impression
  • Scanned copy of 10th grade mark sheet
  • Scanned copy of 12th grade mark sheet (if applicable)

Make sure that the all the images uploaded should be in jpg or jpeg format. The size of the images uploaded should be between 1kb and 30k. The dimensions of the photograph should be 3.5cm x 4.5cm.The dimensions of the images with the signature and the thumb impression should be 3.5cm x 1.5cm. It is important that the candidates follow the given dimensions for images if violated; they will not be able to submit the application.

After uploading the necessary documents, the candidates have to proceed to pay the exam fee. The exam fee varies depending on the gender and the caste of the candidate. The fee can be paid either by online payment or through e-challan.

The fee structure is as follows:

Pen and Paper Exam

Number of papers General / OBC SC/ ST/ PwD/ Girls
Paper 1 or Paper 2 Rs. 1000 Rs. 500
Paper 1 and Paper 2 Rs. 1800 Rs. 900

Computer-based exam

Number of Papers General / OBC SC/ ST/ PwD/ Girls
Paper 1 or Paper 2 Rs. 500 Rs. 250
Paper 1 and Paper 2 Rs. 1300 Rs. 650

Once the candidate finishes all the above-mentioned steps, they can proceed to submit the form. On submitting the form, the candidates are given an application number which will be used for future reference. It is advised that the candidates keep a copy of the application form and note down the application number. One can find all the details at nic.in/.

Admit Cards

Once the candidate fills and submits the application form, he/ she can download their admit cards. Synonymous with a hall ticket, the admit card is of extreme importance and needs to be carried by the candidate while appearing for the test, irrespective of whether the candidate is appearing for an online or an offline exam.

The admit card has the following information:

  • The applicant’s application number
  • The name of the applicant
  • Date of birth
  • Test date
  • Mode of Exam
  • Venue for the exam
  • Timings of the test

Admission Procedure

Once the candidate gives his / her exam, they will have to wait for the results. Usually, the results will be declared during the last week of April. Once the results are declared, a merit list will be declared that gives the ranking of the students. Based on the ranking, candidates will be called for counseling.

During counseling, students get to choose their course and campus based on the availability and their interest. Once the students select their respective course and campus, they will be directed to pay the fees. Once they finish all the formalities, the candidates have to report to their respective campuses for their studies. The important dates or the timeline for this exam is as follows:

  • Online Application Process – 1st December 2017 to 1st January 2018
  • Last date to pay application fee – 2nd January 2018
  • Release date of Admit cards – 2nd week of March 2018
  • Exam Date (Offline mode) – 8th April 2018
  • Exam Date (Online Mode) – 15th and 16th April 2018
  • Answer Key Release Date – 24th to 27th April 2018
  • Results Declaration for Paper-1 – 30th April 2018
  • Results Declaration for Paper-2 – 31st May 2018

Notification

The notification for the examination is published in the month of November/December every year. The notification 2018 is already out and candidates can view the same by visiting the official website: www.jeemain.nic.in.

Link for the notification: https://jeemain.nic.in/WebInfo/Handler/FileHandler.ashx?i=File&ii=88&iii=Y

JEE Main Syllabus

JEE Main will be a 3-hour examination. There will be three sections in the question paper namely – Mathematics, Aptitude Test, and Drawing Test. Out of these three sections, Mathematics and Aptitude Test will be an objective based test whereas the Drawing Test will be a test of drawing aptitude of a candidate. The exam will be conducted in pen and paper based mode only. Given below is the distribution of questions for JEE Main paper:

Subject Total Questions Total Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude Test 50 200
Drawing 2 70
Grand Total 82 390

The syllabus of Mathematics will be on par with that of 11th and 12th standard mathematics prepared according to CBSE curriculum. Let us have a glance at the syllabus of JEE Main:

Mathematics
Sets Relations and Functions
Complex Numbers Quadratic Equation
Matrices and Determinants Principles of Mathematical Induction
Sequence and Series Permutations and Combinations
Limits Continuity and Differentiability
Application of Binomial Theorem Integral Calculus
Differential Equation Vector Algebra
Trigonometry Coordinate Geometry
Three Dimensional Geometry Probability
Statistics Mathematical Reasoning

 

Aptitude Test
Awareness of places, persons, buildings, and materials Texture and objects related to Architecture and building environment
Visualising 3D objects from 2D drawings Visualising different sides of 3D objects
Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal), Analytical Reasoning Three dimensional – perception and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, colour texture, building forms and elements, contrast and harmony.

 

Drawing
Drawing and designing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil Transformation of forms both 2 D and 3 D union
Elevations and 3 D views of objects Rotation Development of surfaces and volumes
Generation of Plan Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shapes and forms
Sketching of activities from memory of urban scenes (public space, festivals, market, street scenes, recreational spaces monuments, etc.), landscape (gardens, trees, river fronts, jungles, plants etc.) and rural life.

Candidates looking for admission into B.Arch. course of IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur have to take AAT (Aptitude Awareness Test). Following is the syllabus of AAT:

Freehand Drawing
Simple drawing showing the entire object in its right proportion and form, relative location, surface texture, and details of its components in suitable scale, Ordinary domestic or everyday life utilizable objects like equipment, furniture, etc.

 

Geometrical Drawing
Activities in geometrical drawing containing lines, triangles, angles, quadrilaterals, circles, polygons, Study of plan (aerial view), elevation (side or front views) of simple solid objects like cones, prisms,  splayed surface holders, cylinders, cubes, etc.

 

Three-dimensional perception
Perception and appreciation of 3D forms with building elements, volume colour, and orientation, Visualization through constituting objects in memory.

 

Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity
Composition activity with given elements, Context mapping, Creativity test through uncommon innovative check with recognizable objects, Logic of colour grouping

 

Architectural awareness
General awareness and interest of famous architectural creations – within the country and outside, places and celebrities (architects, designers etc.)

 

Imagination and aesthetic sensitivity
Composition activity with given elements, Context mapping, Creativity test through an uncommon innovative check with recognizable objects, Logic of colour grouping.

 

Architectural awareness
General awareness and interest of famous architectural creations – within the country and outside, places and celebrities (architects, designers etc.)

Important Dates

Candidates must go through the following table carefully as it gives away information about the important dates related to JEE Main.

Activity Dates
Commencement of Registration Already Active
Last Date of Registration 1st January 2018
Form Correction Window Availability Until Last Week of January 2018
Downloading of Admit Card First Week of March 2018
JEE Main II Examination Date 8th April 2018
Online Display of JEE Main Answer Key & OMR Sheet Image Third week of April 2018
Declaration of scorecard and JEE Main merit list Last week of April 2018
Declaration of All India Rank June 2018

List of Examination Centres

The JEE Main paper will be conducted on 8th April 2018 across all the major cities in India. Here is the list of few available centers for the examination:

  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Chennai
  • Bengaluru
  • Hyderabad
  • Pune and more.

Contact Details

Any type of communication regarding JEE Main shall be addressed to the Executive Director at the address given below:

The Executive Director, (JAB),

Central Board of Secondary Education,

H-149, Sector – 63,

Noida Distt.

Gautam Budh Nagar

201309 (UP)

Other important modes of communication are listed in the following table:

E-Mail [email protected]
Helpline No. 7042399520, 7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526
Computer Based Exam Helpline No. 18002669778 (The queries related to Computer Based examination only will be attended from 1st March 2018 onwards).
Computer Based Exam Email [email protected] (The e-mails related to Computer Based examination only will be attended from 1st March 2018 onwards).

Candidates are advised to thoroughly go through the FAQ section given on the official website before contacting the board for clarification of any doubt.

List of colleges accepting JEE Main scores

There are many colleges that accept JEE Main scores for admission in B.Arch. course. Here is the list of institutes that offer admission based on the score of JEE Main:

Name of the Institution Number of Seats
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal 80
National Institute of Technology, Calicut 47
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur 46
Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur 62
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur 62
National Institute of Technology, Patna 62
National Institute of Technology, Raipur 62
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 20
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli 46
BIT Mesra, Ranchi 37
School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi 75
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir 30
School of Planning and Architecture, Vijaywada 75
Mizoram University, Aizawl 18
Chandigarh College of Architecture 40
Faculty of Architecture, Jamia Milia University 80
Total Seats 946

Results

The results of JEE Main paper will be declared around the fourth week of April 2018. Candidates will be able to check their results and download their scorecard from the official website www.jeemain.nic.in. After the conduction of the examination, candidates are expected to regularly visit the official website for updates regarding declaration of results.

Cut-Off

Students can have an idea of the cut-off of JEE Main paper by having a look at the previous year cut-off.

S.No Name of the Institute Category Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
1 Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur General 165 2475
General-PWD 38 38
OBC-NCL 419 1731
SC 164 573
ST 40 495
2 Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal General 875 3734
General-PWD 41 71
OBC-NCL 512 1546
SC 234 444
ST 96 451
3 National Institute of Technology, Calicut General 203 2136
General-PWD 77 77
OBC-NCL 390 835
OBC-NCL-PWD 11 32
SC 73 670
ST 48 1051
4 National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur General 1271 7485
General-PWD 74 74
OBC-NCL 681 12086
SC 208 996
ST 54 1163
5 National Institute of Technology, Patna General 2054 5569
General-PWD 11 11
OBC-NCL 785 2038
SC 327 893
ST 92 932
6 National Institute of Technology, Raipur General 1707 7321
OBC-NCL 644 4459
OBC-NCL-PWD 26 26
SC 269 2451
ST 179 503
7 National Institute of Technology, Rourkela General 858 2943
General-PWD 59 59
OBC-NCL 517 1571
SC 99 401
ST 57 566
8 National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli General 426 3286
General-PWD 23 23
OBC-NCL 291 1525
SC 44 319
ST 20 901
9 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur General 575 2377
General-PWD 70 70
OBC-NCL 426 1173
SC 121 403
SC-PWD 14 14
ST 50 218

Cut-off for B.Arch. courses in Government funded institutes for 2017 was as follows:

S.No Name of the Institute Category Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
1 Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra General 698 6481
General-PWD 78 78
SC 314 598
ST 114 908
2 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur General 1015 3854
OBC 941 1606
OBC-NCL 547 1606
SC 200 332
ST 144 303
3 Mizoram University, Aizawl General 2259 4696
General-PWD 87 178
SC 401 762
ST 173 643
4 School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal General 816 2144
General-PWD 49 207
OBC 539 1022
OBC-NCL 489 1058
OBC-NCL-PWD 45 111
SC 126 414
ST 137 347
5 School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi General 98 975
General-PWD 29 29
OBC 238 544
OBC-NCL 200 556
OBC-NCL-PWD 21 21
SC 69 223
SC-PWD 3 23
ST 28 99
6 School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada General 836 3542
General-PWD 55 55
OBC-NCL 510 1306
OBC-NCL-PWD 31 56
SC 63 536
ST 32 517
7 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra General 2026 4791

 

Score Validity

The validity of the examination score stands for the particular academic year only. Hence, the validity of JEE Main score will be for the academic year 2018-19 only.

Reservation/Seat Distribution

The specified reservation criteria will be followed while allotting seats to the candidates during counselling procedure. Following table conveys the information regarding the same.

Category JEE Main reservation of seats 2018
OBC (Non-creamy layer) 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
PwD (40% or more disability) 3%

Here is the list of documents required to claim JEE Main II 2018 seat reservation

S.No. Category Documents
1. OBC-NCL, SC, ST Category certificate
2. PwD PwD certificate

Those candidates who will not be in possession of the above documents will be treated as a general candidate and will be considered accordingly for seat allotment.

Counselling Schedule

Following is the expected counselling schedule for JEE Main 2018:

Seat allotment acceptance and reporting to help-centre

S.No Events  Dates
1 Registration & Choice Filling Process June 15 to 26, 2018
2 Mock Allotment Round 1 for candidates who have filled their choices until June 20 June 20, 2018
3 Mock Allotment Round 2 for candidates who have filled their choices until June 23 June 23, 2018
4 First Round of Seat allotment June 28, 2018
5 Seat allotment acceptance and reporting to help-centre June 29 to July 3, 2018
6 Second Round of Seat allotment July 4, 2018
7 Seat allotment acceptance and reporting to help-centre July 5 to 6, 2018
8 Third Round of Seat allotment July 10, 2018
9 Seat allotment acceptance and reporting to help-centre July 11, 12 and 13, 2018
10 Fourth Round of Seat allotment July 13, 2018
11  July 14-15, 2018
12 Fifth Round of Seat to help-center July 16, 2018
13 Withdrawal/ Seat Allotment acceptance and reporting to help-centre July 17, 2018
14 Sixth Round of Seat allotment July 18, 2018
15 Seat allotment acceptance and reporting to help-centre July 19-20, 2018
16 Seventh Round of Seat Allotment July 21, 2018
 17 Seat allotment acceptance and reporting to help-centre July 22, 2018

Sample Paper

The sample papers and previous year question papers are available on the official website www.jeeemain.nic.in . Candidates can visit https://jeemain.nic.in/webinfo/QuestionPapers2017.htm and attempt the paper. This will help them to get accustomed to the level of the questions asked in the examination.

 

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