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JEE Mains (B.Arch) is conducted by the CBSE for all government colleges and state funded universities. It is usually held in the first week of April.

From 2017, there are two changes in the JEE Exam pattern notified by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India:

  1. No weightage will be given for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination for various colleges.
  2. For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE (Advanced) / JEE (Main) ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.

Some important points

There are some important points which might help you with the admission procedure:

  • The application process of JEE Main 2018 is only online. There is no printed application form for JEE (Main).
  • Please ensure that you are filling the application form available online at JEE (Main) website (
  • Ensure your eligibility criteria for the exam before filling up the form.
  • All the candidates who have submitted the online application and paid the examination fee till the last date will be allowed to appear in JEE (Main) and their admit cards will be uploaded on the website as per schedule.
  • The use of Aadhaar for the candidates of JEE (Main) 2018 will result in the accuracy of the candidates‟ details. Aadhaar card is mandatory now.
  • The above provisions shall be applicable in all states except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya.
  • The candidates who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these states only.

What is Percentile Score? How do we calculate it?

Percentile score is the value below which a certain percent of observations fall. For example, the 40th Percentile is the value or score below which 40 Percent of the observations may be found. The Percentile of a Candidate will be calculated as 100 X Number of candidates in the ‘group’ with aggregate marks less than the candidate divided by the total number of the candidates in the ’group’.

  • The percentage of marks and percentile are totally different entities hence the candidates should not confuse with both the above terms.
  • A percentage is a number out of 100.
  • Percentile Score of a candidate in a Board will reflect how many Candidates have scored below that candidate in his/her Board Examination.

JEE (Main) – 2018 shall have two papers:

  1. Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) and
  2. Paper-2 (B. Arch./B. Planning.)

Candidates may take Paper-1 (B.E./B.Tech.), or Paper-2 (B. Arch./B.Planning.), or both as per the course(s) they are seeking admission to.

Subject combinations for each paper, type of questions in each paper and mode of examination available is given in the table below. The requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below.

Schedule of examination



Mathematics-part 1

Aptitude Test- part 2

Drawing Test- Part 3

objective type

objective type

questions to test drawing aptitude


Eligibility criteria for JEE 2018

Date of birth– Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1992 are eligible. However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after October 01, 1987 are eligible.

Year of appearance in JEE Mains– Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016/17 ; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 are eligible to appear in JEE(Main)- 2017. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2014 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2019or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2018.

Number of subjects in the qualifying examination– Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) – 2018 with Maths and English as compulsory subjects.

Score and result of JEE Mains / seat allocation and admission

The result of JEE Mains paper 2 is out by first week of June. The qualifying candidates then take part in the counselling by applying online and giving their choice for the participating institutions.

The online seat allocation process happens by logging on to . The candidates will be able to make their choices online for branches/programmes and institutes at appropriate time.

Candidates are advised to regularly visit the JEE(Main) website for latest information.

The verification of documents would be done at the time of Seat Allocation Process/admission. The purpose would be to verify different records regarding identification, age, qualifying examination, state of eligibility, category and disability (if any) of the candidate. On failing to produce any of the authentic documents, the candidate will not be considered for admission.

SC, ST, OBC and PwD candidates will be required to produce original certificate issued by the competent authority at the time of Seat Allocation Process as well as at the time of admission, failing which they will not be considered for admission.

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