About JEE Mains Exam – Eligibility, Fee, Application, Notification, Exam Dates etc

Introduction: Are you looking for JEE Mains Exam Details? You are at right page. Now JEE Mains Entrance Exam Notification and Dates have been announced. Applications are invited by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – Joint Entrance Exam Main for admission to the Engineering Courses in National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IITs). Complete details About JEE Mains Exam are prescribed in the below paragraphs.

About JEE Mains Exam

About JEE Mains Exam

Joint Entrance Examination which is popularly known as JEE is an engineering entrance examination conducted under the supervision of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission into engineering colleges in India. JEE was classified and constituted into two different examinations viz. JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. The candidates who qualifies in JEE Mains can take up JEE Advanced which are the most challenging undergraduate admission tests. These type of tests are conducted mostly in objective pattern.

Brief Details about JEE Mains Exam

Name of the ExaminationJoint Entrance Examination
Commonly known asJEE Mains
Conducting Authority NameCentral Board of Secondary Education
Examination LevelNational Level UG Exam
TypeEngineering Entrance Exam
Official Websitewww.jeemain.nic.in

JEE Mains Notification

The notification for JEE Mains is announced. So the candidates who are willing to prepare for this exam, kindly go through the following details.

JEE Exam Dates

JEE Exam EventsImportant Dates
Registration Notification4th week of November 2017
Online registration starts1st week of December 2017
Online registration Last Date1st week of January 2018
Check Status of registration1st week of February 2018
JEE Mains Admit Card2nd week of March 2018
Date of Examination (Offline)1st week of April 2018
Date of Examination (Online)2nd week of April 2018
Declaration of JEE Mains Result4th week of April 2018
First CounsellingLast week of June 2018
Second Counselling2nd week of July 2018
Third Counselling1st week of August 2018
Open CounsellingSeptember 2018

Note: Engineering Entrance Exam Dates not fixed as it is usually conducted in the month of April every year.

Eligibility Criteria

eligibilityRecently, CBSE has added a new requirement to attain eligibility in JEE Mains in addition to age & qualification. They are mentioned as follows:

Aadhaar Card Number:

This is the new requirement added by CBSE recently for the students who are willing to prepare for JEE Mains. All the Indian students who want to prepare for JEE Mains, should possess Aadhaar card issued by UIDAI. The candidates should fill all the details in the application just as in the Aadhaar card. If there is any mismatch in the details, then the candidate may not be eligible to attend JEE Mains exam 2018.


For General candidates – Candidates who are born on /after 1st October 1993 are eligible for examination & For SC/ST/PWD candidates – Candidates who are born on/after 1st October 1988 are eligible for examination.

Educational Qualification:

The candidates who qualify in 12th with a good score, qualify in all subjects with good score or passing marks are eligible for the exam. The candidates who qualified in 12th in 2016 & 2017 are eligible for the exam. Diploma holders are also eligible for JEE Mains examination. An applicant can attendmpt JEE Mains exam only 3 times.

JEE Mains Application

Application form for JEE Mains may be available from last week of November to 1st week of December and the application should be filled online. Candidate can perform corrections before submitting itself. If not, the application is rejected and the application should be submitted before its closing date. Look down for the process of filling application form.

How to Apply Online

apply-onlineCandidates who are unaware of filling application form, look down for the procedure given below:

Step 1:  Go to the official website www.jeemain.nic.in.

Step 2:  Open application form. Keep Aadhaar card aside to fill your application form correctly.

Step 3:  Enter all the fields correctly in the required fields.

Step 4:  Upload scanned photograph or signature in required places.

Step 5:  Check whether the given information twice or thrice without submitting. Once the application is submitted, it’s not possible to make corrections.

Step 6:  After checking, click ‘submit’.

Step 7:  Application form with Pdf format will be generated. Take a print out for future references.


JEE Main application fee varies according to various factors like exam center, religion, gender and mode of exam. Look down for clear details:

Exam in India:

PapersJEE Main Offline (Pen & Paper based)JEE Main Online (Computer Based Test)
Category:General/OBC (only Boys)SC/ST/PwD/All GirlsGeneral/OBC (only Boys)SC/ST/PwD/ All Girls
Paper I or Paper 21000500500250
Paper 1 & Paper 218009001300350

Exam in Foreign Country:

PapersJEE Main Offline (Pen & Paper based)JEE Main Online (Computer Based Test)
Category:General/OBC (only Boys)SC/ST/PwD/All GirlsGeneral/OBC (only Boys)SC/ST/PwD/ All Girls
Paper I or Paper 22500125025001250
Paper 1 & Paper 23800190038001900

The exam fee can be paid either online or offline and should be paid within the due date. The source for paying the fee online is through Internet Banking/ Debit Cards/ Credit Cards and for offline, it is through challan.

JEE Mains Syllabus

syllabusThe syllabus for JEE Main can be furnished below:

Part 1 Syllabus:

Binomial Theorem & its applicationsMagnetic effects of current & magnetism
Complex No.’s & Quadratic EquationsDual nature of matter & radiation, Optics
Continuity & DifferentiabilityProperties of Solids & Liquids, Gravitation
Three Dimensional GeometryPhysics & Measurement, Kinematics
Sequence & series, Mathematical InductionPhysics & measurement, Rotational motion
Permutations & CombinationsWork, energy & power, Thermodynamics
Mathematical Reasoning,Kinetic theory of gases, Electronic devices
Statistics & Probability, TrigonometryOscillations of waves, Communication systems
Differential Equations, Vector AlgebraElectromagnetic waves, Current Electricity
Sets, Relations & Functions, Integral CalculusElectrostatics, Atoms & nuclei& Laws of motion
Matrices & Determinants, Coordinate geometryElectromagnetic induction and altering currents


Physical ChemistryOrganic Chemistry
Chemical bonding & molecular structurePurification & Characteristics of Organic Compounds
Surface Chemistry, Chemical KineticsChemistry in Everyday Life, Polymers, Biomolecules
Redox reactions & electrochemistrySome Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Some basic concepts in chemistryOrganic compounds containing Halogens
Atomic Structure, EquilibriumOrganic compounds containing Nitrogen
Chemical thermodynamicsPrinciples related to practical chemistry
States of Matter, SolutionsOrganic compounds containing Oxygen
Inorganic ChemistryInorganic Chemistry
Classification of elements & Periodicity in propertiesGeneral Principles & Processes of Isolation of metals
Block Elements (Alkali & Alkaline earth metals)Block Elements (group 13 to 18 elements)
Co-ordination CompoundsEnvironmental Chemistry
D-block & f-block elementsHydrogen

Part 2 Syllabus:

Paper 1Paper 2
Awareness of Persons, Places, Buildings, Materials, Objects, Texture related to Architecture & build-environment.Three Dimensional – perception: Understanding & appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms & elements, colour texture, harmony and contrast.
Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings. Visualizing different sides of three dimensional objects,Design & drawing of geometrical or abstract shapes and patterns in pencil. Transformations of forms 2D & 3D union, subs traction, rotation, development of surfaces & volumes.
Analytical Reasoning, Mental Ability (Visual, Numerical and Verbal)Generation of Plan, elevations and 3D views of objects, Creating 2D & 3D compositions using given shapes & forms.
Sketching of scenes & activities from memory or urban scape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces etc.), land scape (river fronts, jungles, trees, plants etc.) and rural life.

Exam Pattern


Name of the ExaminationJoint Entrance Examination Main
Mode of ExamOnline & Offline
No. of PapersPaper 1- B.E / B. Tech

Paper 2 – B. Arch & B. Planning

Exam ShiftsOffline – One Shift ( 9:30 AM -12:30PM)

Online – Two Shifts ( 9:30 AM – 12:30PM) (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

Duration3 hours
LanguageEnglish or Hindi
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Marking Schema4 Marks for every correct answer
Negative Marking1 Mark for every wrong answer

Preparation Tips

preparationIt is necessary for every student to follow some instructions during preparation of exams which are also known as preparation tips. Let’s go through some of the important tips below:

  • For obtaining good score, a student should strive hard. For that he should spend a lot of time in preparation of exams i.e. per day he should spend approximately 18hours.
  • The time schedule should be fixed in a way that the candidates should cover all the subjects i.e. he should cover at least 5 topics per each subject.
  • The candidate should spend more time for the difficult subject. He can maintain contacts with the lecturers to rectify their doubts.
  • Practicing model papers (previous & practice papers) helps the students to get full knowledge about the subjects and helps to attain good score.
  • During the preparation, he should not divert on other aspects and concentrate completely on preparation thinking of goal.
  • Before few days of exam, the student should leave books and spend freely for wiping off all tensions and stress. Time management is very important. Attend the exam center in time by carrying all necessary credentials mentioned in hall-ticket.
  • First answer all the questions in which you’re aware and at last answer the un-attempted or doubtful questions. Sometimes it is necessary to make logical thinking to find an answer.
  • Don’t conduct any malpractice during the examination. It leads to heavy damage to future.

Model Papers

Students who want to prepare for the exam practice model papers for good practice and to attain good score. They can either download using internet or purchase model papers from the shops and practice. Among them, some are given solutions while some are provided for practice. Practicing all previous and latest model papers helps the students to score good results.

Download link of JEE Main Model Papers

Cut Off

TestingCut-off marks for JEE Main are calculated by taking into account various factors line number of candidates appeared in the examination, number of questions asked in the examination, difficulty level of the examination and overall performance level of the candidates.

JEE Mains Hall Ticket

Admit card or Hall Ticket is an important document for attending any examination. The candidate cannot enter into the examination hall without carrying the hall ticket or admit card. Admit card is generated 2 weeks before the examination date. Hall ticket contains information like name of the candidate, date of birth, registered no., roll no., examination venue etc. Look down for the process of downloading hall ticket.

How to Download Hall Ticket

downloadDownloading of hall ticket contains following steps:

Step 1:  Go to official website www.jeemain.nic.in.

Step 2:  Click the link of admit card or hall ticket.

Step 3:  Enter necessary details like roll no. or date of birth in required fields.

Step 4:  Admit card will get generated. Click on the link.

Step 5:  Hall ticket will get downloaded.


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