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Conducted on 2nd, 8th and 9th April, about 10.2 Lakh students appeared for JEE Main 2017.  JEE Main 2018 is scheduled to be conducted in the first week of April. Students will be able to check their results on the official JEE Main website once declared.

In 2017, Kalpit Veerval from Udaipur secured the much coveted AIR 1, with a never-heard-of-before score of a perfect 360! Kalpit made his way to the Limca book of records for becoming the first-ever student to have scored 100 percent in one of the most competitive exams in India. Kalpit, whose father is a compounder at Udaipur’s Maharana Bhupal Government Hospital and mother, a government school teacher – did not leave his hometown for Kota or Hyderabad to prepare for JEE. In one of his interviews, he revealed that even though he was confident about his preparation, never ever expected a perfect score! His is truly one of the most strangest stories of JEE!

What information does my JEE Main result include?

Like 2017, this year too, the ranks will be calculated on the basis of JEE Main score only. Class 12 Board examinations will not be taken into consideration. Your JEE Main results will include the following

  • Marks scored by the student
  • Student’s JEE Main rank
  • Confirmation of whether the candidate has qualified for JEE Advanced exam (the engineering entrance exam for admissions to the prestigious IITs) or not.

How do I check the JEE Main 2017 results?

JEE Main 2018 results will be declared online – on the official website of JEE Main.

Here’s a step wise procedure of what you need to do:

  • Head over to the JEE Main official website
  • Select the option that says ‘JEE Main 2018 result’
  • Enter your JEE Main roll number (Refer to your JEE Main admit card) and date of birth on the result page. The result page (from 2017) looks like this:JEE Main result sheet
  • The result will be displayed on the screen. Take a print-out for future use.

Candidates who have cleared the cut-off and made it to JEE Advanced 2018 may register online on the JEE Advanced official website. Only Indian nationals are allowed to fill choices online for counselling in NITs/IITs/GFTIs. There is a separate DASA (Direct Admission to  Students Abroad)  channel for foreign National candidates.

For detailed information on counselling, you may visit the official JoSAA wesbite. Candidates must preserve their JEE Main score cards till the process of admission in the colleges/institutions is over.

JEE Main – Change in Pattern

There were a few significant changes that came to power in JEE Main 2017, and are most likely to stay in place in JEE Main 2018 as well.

  1. There shall be no weightage given to class 12 marks while calculating ranks in JEE (Main) examination
  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 their 12 examination, or be in the top 20 percentile of their class 12 board examination conducted by the respective educational boards. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in theie class 12 examination.

It should be noted that qualification in JEE Main Paper 1 is necessary to be eligible to appear in the next leg of JEE i.e. JEE Advanced which is scheduled in the month of May.

What clarity do I get once I receive my JEE Main result?

This year onwards, JAB has decided to suspend the weightage of board marks in the calculation of the JEE Main score of a candidate. Hence, the final scores of aspirants will no longer depend on the declaration of all the board results; thus, the candidate will find out their scores as well as their All India Ranks on the date of the JEE Main result itself

JEE Main 2017 results would make several things clear for the candidates:

  • For those not wanting to appear in JEE Advanced, the declaration of their All India Ranks would give a lot of time to look at other options.
  • With the number of aspirants for JEE always growing, there have been many debates regarding college and branch choice that students get stuck up with. One such is a debate of NIT vs BITS – Read more about it here
  • For those willing to appear for JEE Advanced, their AIRs would give them a measure of the competition they will face in JEE Advanced – and help them prepare accordingly.
  • JEE Main result would motivate those who get a good rank, and point out where the ones with not-so-good ranks went wrong – and help them with their preparation. There have been countless cases where students with very low ranks in JEE Mains have made it to the top ranks of JEE Advanced.

JEE Main 2017 cutoffs:

A candidate needs a certain minimum number of marks in JEE Main 2017 to be considered eligible for JEE Advanced 2017. These marks constitute the cutoffs. This cutoff depends on various factors such as the difficulty level of the respective year’s paper, the number of applicants who appeared for the paper, and the number of students that officials decide to declare as qualified for JEE Advanced.

In 2017, the top 2 Lakh candidates were allowed allowed to appear for JEE Advanced – a rise from the 1.5 Lakh allowed during previous years.

Year 2017 saw the cutoffs fall quite visibly – so much so that the Cut-off for General Category fell form 100 in 2016 to 81. Here are the category-wise cutoffs for 2017:

Category Cutoff 2017
General 81
OBC 49
SC 32
ST 27

Do note that even though board scores are not to be considered from 2017, they will Still be a part of the cutoff for JEE Advanced 2017. For a candidate’s eligibility to appear in JEE Advanced, he/she must have secured a minimum of 75% marks in their board exams and/or should have been in the top 20 percentile of their class in their respective Boards apart from clearing the JEE Main cut-off.


JEE Main 2017 answer key:

For all JEE 2018 aspirants, it is very important to solve previous year JEE Papers. Official answer key for all question paper sets of JEE Main 2017 can be found here.

JEE Main 2017 rank predictor:

Once you solve the JEE Main 2017 paper and calculate your marks – you can also take a rough guess at your rank by using our rank predictor. Rank predictor will help you get an estimate of the range in which your rank might lie.

You can check your expected rank here.

JEE Main 2018 Counselling:

Like last year, JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) will be holding common counselling for colleges giving admission through JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Hence, the counselling will begin once JEE Advanced 2018 results have been declared.

JoSAA counselling 2018-19 is expected to begin in 4th week of June 2018. Like the last 3 years, counselling will be held in 4 steps:

  1. Registration
  2. Filling and locking choices
  3. Seat acceptance
  4. Fee payment.

All these steps will be done online. After these are done, document verification etc. will be done offline mode at centers that the candidates select for themselves.

For a closer look at the JoSAA counselling, you can read the experiences of an IITian here!


JEE Main 2018 important dates


Important Dates

Starting Date of JEE Main 2018 Application Form

1st Week, December 2017

Last date to apply Online Application Form

3rd week of January 2018

Last date of Payment

3rd week of January 2018

JEE Main 2018 Admit Card

3rd week of March 2018

JEE Main 2018 Examination Day (Offline)

1st week of April 2018

JEE Mains 2018 Examination Day (Online)

2nd week of April 2018

Answer Key JEE Main 2018

After 1 week of examination

JEE Main 2018 Results – Paper I and Paper II

May 2018

Top Colleges offering admission through JEE Main:

JEE Main 2018 results will allow students to seek admission in colleges like NITs, IIITs, IISERs and other Government Funded Technical Institutes. Many of these colleges can be considered to be at par with the top IITs in the country.

Here are the 2017 cutoffs for the top NITs offering admission through JEE Main:

S.No Name of the Institutes Opening Rank of the Institute Closing Rank of the Institute

National Institute of Technology, Warangal

5 29270

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

18 26489

National Institute of Technology, Surathkal

4 32588

National Institute of Technology, Calicut

11 29053

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad

4 28453

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur

14 32360

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat

13 55666

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

15 71467

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

69 45159

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

6 27275

Here’s a list of the cutoffs of the top IIITs offering admission through JEE Main:

S.No Name of the Institutes Opening Rank of the Institute Closing Rank of the Institute
1 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Gwalior 89 17860
2 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram 142 28069
3 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur 168 25501
4 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Vadodara 168 27270
5 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam 297 29215
6 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City 346 26276
7 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati 1396 27928
8 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Lucknow 650 23216
9 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad 70 16198
10 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota 276 27240

]Find the complete list of the top colleges here.

Alternatively, there are many colleges that are off-the-beaten-track and are not well-renowned – yet have been quietly offering quality education to students who do end up finding out about them.  Here’s a list of a few of them:

  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • BIT Mesra
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • IIIT Hyderabad
  • College of Engineering, Pune

Find out about more such colleges here

For those aspiring for JEE Advanced:

There will be those who are ultimately aiming for JEE Advanced 2017. For them, the next couple of months are going to be absolutely crucial. JEE Advanced 2017 applications will begin from 28th April onwards. Here’s a summary of the important dates for JEE Advanced:

Events Date
Availability of Mock Test (Announced) December 19, 2018
Application Form availability First week of May  2018
Deadline of Application Form First  week of May 2018
Application Form deadline with late fee Second week of May 2018
Admit Card availability Second week of May 2018
JEE Advanced 2018 Exam May 20, 2018 (Announced)

Paper 1 – 9 AM to 12 Noon

Paper 2 – 2 PM to 5 PM

(a) Online Display of ORS and scanned responses

(b) Request for Review of Scanned Responses

Last week of May 2018 to first week of June 2018
Online display of Answer Key First week of June 2018
Feedback on Answer Key First week of June 2018
JEE Advanced 2018 Result announcement Second week of June 2018
JEE Advanced 2018 Architecture Aptitude Test Application begins Second week of June 2018
JEE Advanced 2018 Architecture Aptitude Test Second week of June 2018
Result announcement of Architecture Aptitude Test Third week of June 2018
Seat Allotment Third week of June 2018

Finally, here are some preparation tips to guide you through the final months of preparation for JEE Advanced.

Remember: This is the final push! Make sure you put in all you can!

All the best! 🙂

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