JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria Specifications
Date of Birth
  • Students who are born on or after October 1, 1993 are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2018.
  • Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD), must have been born on or after October 1, 1988 to be eligible for JEE Main. Candidates of these categories have been given a relaxation of 5 years.

Note: Date of birth will be considered as mentioned in the Secondary Education Board/ University certificate.

Qualifying exam
  • Candidates must have passed 12thclass or qualifying exam in 2016 or 2017.
  • Candidates who are appearing in class 12thor qualifying exam in 2018 can also apply for JEE Main 2018.
Subjects/subject combination
  • It is mandatory for candidates to have taken 5 subjects in 12thor qualifying exam

The 5 subjects for B.Tech/ B.E. are:

1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics, 4-Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), 5-Any other subject


The 5 subjects for B.Arch/ B.Planning are:

1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics (compulsory), 4-Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), 5-Any other subject

Number of attempts A JEE Main candidate can avail 3 attempts for the national level undergraduate engineering entrance exam.

About JEE Main

  • JEE Main is the first stage of JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) – the biggest national level engineering entrance.
  • JEE Apex Board has assigned CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) to conduct the entrance on its behalf.
  • The performance in JEE Main is used as the basis for admission to NITs, IIITs and GFTIs while top performers qualify for the second stage – JEE Advanced for admission to IITs.
  • Admission to B.Arch/B.Plan courses will be based JEE Main Paper II score. For admission in IITs, candidates also have to appear in AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test).
  • Around 11.64 lac candidates registered for JEE Main 2018 against 12.15 lac candidates last year.

JEE Main 2018 Highlights

Event Detail
Exam Name Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2018
Conducting Authority Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam Level National Level
Category of Examination Undergraduate (UG)
Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Duration of Examination 3 hours
Paper I B.Tech / B.E.
Paper II B.Arch / B.Planning
Purpose of Examination Qualifying examination for admissions into NITs, IITs, and GFTI. Qualifying Test for JEE Advanced which provides admissions into IITs.
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total Marks 360
Total Number of Questions in Paper 90 Questions (30 Questions each in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics)
Marking Scheme 4 marks will be allotted for each correct response. For each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted.
Selection Process Admission through JoSAA counseling on the basis of the applicant’s All India Rank
Application Submitted Approx 12 Lac
Exam Centers
  • In India: 1613 centers across 104 cities
  • Out of India: 8 centers across 8 cities
Total Marks 360

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