JEE Main Exam 2018

JEE Main 2018 – Every year the Joint Entrance Examination or JEE Main Exam is held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). JEE Main is the single gateway for admission to NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) as well as engineering colleges and technology institutes run by the state governments and private institutions who have adopted JEE.

The most decisive point about the JEE Main exam is that only top 2.24 lakh candidates of JEE Main are eligible for JEE Advanced Examination. Hence, it is very important for the JEE Main aspirants to be thoroughly prepared for the upcoming test. JEE Main Entrance Exam is not as easy as it sounds. You need an extensive study to crack it.

The JEE Main 2018 exam will be held on 8th April, 2018 in offline mode and under online mode on 15th & 16th April 2018 (Tentative). For more details, refer to the table given below.


Step-by-Step Online Registration Guide   Online Application Form   JEE Main 2018 Important Books   

JEE Main 2018 application form is to be filled only through online mode. Students need to fill the details such as personal information, educational qualification in the JEE Main online application form.

The last date of submitting the online application form of JEE Main is 1st December, 2017. 

askIITians, an Entrance exam preparation institute JEE Main brings in all the important details about JEE Main 2018 that is significant from the exam perspective.

JEE Main 2018 Important Dates

CBSE has published the dates and other notification of JEE Main 2018 on its official website.  IIT has also notified the JEE Advanced 2018 exam date which is going to be held on 20th of May, 2018.

Important Events


Application Starts (Online) 1st December, 2017
Submitting of online applications and uploading of scanned images closes 1st January, 2018
Application fee payment through credit/debit card closes 2nd January, 2018
Last date of application fee payment through e-challan 2nd January 2018
Availability of JEE Main 2018 Admit Card for downloading 2nd Week of March, 2018
JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 (offline) – B.E/B.Tech 8th April, 2018 (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
JEE Main 2018 Paper 2 (offline) – B.Arch/B.Planning 8th April, 2018 (2:00 PM to 5:30 PM)
JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 (Online) Day 1, Shift 1 15th April, 2018 (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM) (Tentative)
JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 (Online) Day 1, Shift 2 15th April, 2018 (2:00 PM to 5:30 PM) (Tentative)
JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 (Online) Day 2, Shift 1 16th April, 2018 (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM) (Tentative)
JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 (Online) Day 2, Shift 2 16th April, 2018 (2:00 PM to 5:30 PM) (Tentative)
Display of answer key and OMR sheets 24th – 27th April, 2018
Acceptance of challenge of Answer Keys Third week of April 2018
JEE Main 2018 Results (Scores) April 30, 2018
Declaration of All India Ranks 31st May, 2018
Availability of JEE Main 2018 Rank Card After declaration of AIRs

How to Prepare for JEE Main 2018?

  • JEE Main is one of the most crucial examinations for admission into the prestigious engineering colleges of India. Hence, you need to be completely thorough with every chapter and concept in order to crack this prestigious examination also known as JEE Main Exam.
  • IIT JEE online coaching can help you prepare your examination in a better way. The IIT JEE video lectures provided by the online coaching institutes are considered to play a significant role in JEE Main preparation. Moreover, online video lectures save time and help in revision of every topic. Also, students can watch the videos anytime and anywhere for multiple number of times.
  • Reading multiple books can only confuse you. Therefore, refer only one IIT JEE 2018 study material while preparing for the crucial competitive exam.

JEE Main 2018 Paper Pattern

JEE Main 2018 Paper Pattern will comprise both of online and offline modes. Candidates need to mark the mode of exam while filling up the form.  The JEE Main 2018 paper pattern is provided below:

Exam Duration 3 Hours
Paper 1 Section (B.E/B.Tech) Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Paper 2 Section (B.Arch/B.Planning) Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Drawing and Aptitude Test
Total no of Questions 90
Marks for Correct Answer +4
Negative Marking -1
Maximum Marks 360

JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  • The maximum age limit for general category students is 25 years, whereas SC, ST and PwD category candidate’s age should not exceed 30 years.
  • Only those students who have successfully qualified the class 12 examination can appear in the JEE Main 2018 examination.
  • Students are provided only attempts to qualify the JEE Main examination

JEE Main 2018 Application Process

Online Application for JEE Main

  • Online application form for JEE Main 2018 will be made available on the official website. JEE Main 2018 aspirants can apply online only through the official website.
  • It is important to read the information bulletin carefully, especially the eligibility criteria for the JEE Main exam, eligibility criteria for the JEE Advanced exam (it varies slightly) as well as eligibility criteria for admission to institutes you are targeting.
  • Be ready with the scanned copies of your photograph and signature in the specified size and choose your options carefully.
  • After successful registration, download the acknowledgment receipt and take the print for future assistance.

JEE Main 2018 Exam Fees

Paper(s) Appearing Pen and Paper Based Examination Computer Based Examination
(Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) only)
  (General/OBC) (SC/ST/PWD/Girls) (General/OBC) (SC/ST/PWD/Girls)
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) or
JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) only
1000 500 500 250
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) and
JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning)
1800 900 1300 650
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) or
JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) only
2500 1250 2500 1250
JEE (Main) Paper-1(B.E./B.Tech.) and
JEE (Main) Paper-2 (B.Arch./B.Planning)
3800 1900 3800 1900


(1) In case the examination fee is paid through credit/debit cards, the candidate will need to pay an additional processing charge as following
Credit Card: 1.20% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable.

Debit Card: 0.75% + taxes for examination fee up to Rs. 2000 and 1% + taxes for examination fee more than Rs. 2000.

(2) Application fee once paid will not be refunded (full or partial) under any circumstances.

JEE Main 2018 Syllabus

Subject Syllabus



  • Kinematics
  • Gravitation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrostatics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Rotational Motion
  • Work, energy & power
  • Properties of solids and liquids
  • Current Electricity
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Oscillations and waves
  • Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction & alternating currents
  • Optics
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Atoms and nuclei
  • Electronic devices
  • Dual nature of matter and radiation
  • Communication systems
  • Experimental Skills
  • Physics and Measurement
  • Physical Geometry
  • Some basic concepts in Chemistry
  • Atomic Structure
  • States of matter
  • Chemical bonding and molecular structure
  • Chemical thermodynamics
  • Solutions
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  • General principles and processes of isolation of metals
  • Hydrogen
  • S-block elements
  • P-block elements
  • D-and f-Block Elements
  • Co-ordination compounds
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Purification and characterization of organic compounds
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic compounds containing halogens
  • Some basics principles of organic chemistry
  • Organic compounds containing oxygen
  • Organic compounds containing nitrogen
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in everyday life
  • Biomolecules
  • Principles related to practical chemistry
  • Sets, relations and functions
  • Complex numbers and quadratic equations
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Binomial Theorem and its simple applications
  • Sequences and series
  • Integral calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Limit, continuity and differentiability
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Statistics and Probability

JEE Main 2018 Coaching

askIITians offers multiple packages, catering to the needs of IIT JEE aspirants across the world. It offers Crash Courses  a rigorous 3-month online capsule classroom coaching program for JEE 2018 aspirants in which students can prepare the entire course in just 4 months.

Those who are confident of their preparation can opt for our All India Test Series (AITS), a set of 144 tests designed by ex-IITians and IIT professors based on latest JEE Main pattern. These tests will not only give you a feel of the exam but also offer excellent practice problems.

An All India Rank (AIR) prediction feature adds fun element to our test series while the detailed analysis report you receive after each test will help you know your weak points. These reports will help you improve upon the topics in which you are weak, formulate a precise strategy for your examination day, and get your doubts removed in time.

JEE Main 2018 Preparation TipsJEE Main Exam

Students targeting JEE Main 2018 exam can take a look at some effective tips & tricks which are provided below:

  • Learn Time Management: Divide time between the subjects. This will help you prepare for your exams accurately.
  • Avoid Distraction: Keep yourself away from things that lead to distraction during JEE Main 2018 preparation.
  • Take Mock Test: Take mock test as it is the best medium to revise and remember topics.
  • Practice Sample & Past Year Papers: Practice makes a man perfect! So practice past year papers and sample papers as much as you can.
  • Be Sincere: Study sincerely from the very beginning. Never relay on the last minute preparation.
  • Take care of your health: Weakness and fever can distract you from your preparation. Hence, take adequate sleep, eat properly and exercise well to keep yourself fit and active.

Follow these tips to outsmart others in JEE Main Entrance Exam.

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