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JEE Main 2018 Admit Card

JEE Main 2018 Admit Card is now available online by CBSE, from 12th March 2018. After its availability, candidates who have submitted their application forms successfully, have to download the Admit Card by entering their Application Number and password.

Students need to note that the CBSE does not send JEE Main 2018 admit cards individually to anyone. So, it is important for all applicants to present the JEE Main 2018 Admit Card at the examination centre as, without it, one won’t be allowed to enter the hall or take the exam. Please carry an identity proof to the examination hall as an additional proof.

You can click here to view the JEE Main 2018 Answer Key right after the exam.

About JEE Main

JEE is one of the top level examinations of India. JEE is a 2 stage examination conducted by CBSE Board. The interested candidates can get admissions in UG engineering/architecture courses in NITs, IIITs, and other institutions through JEE Main examination, whereas IITs provide admissions to eligible candidates through JEE Advanced examination. The qualified candidates of JEE Main will be eligible to take up JEE Advanced examination.In this article, we will provide you all the information needed for JEE Main 2018 Admit Card and preparation strategy.

JEE Main 2018 Important dates

JEE Main 2018 Official notice November 2017
JEE Main 2018 application form available 1st December 2017
Last date to submit online application 1st January 2018
Last date to pay application fee 2nd January 2018
JEE Main 2018 Admit Card available 12th March 2018
JEE Main offline Examination 8th April 2018
JEE Main online Examination (Computer Based) 15th and 16th April 2018
Answer key availability April 2018
Challenge against answer key will be accepted April 2018
Result declaration 27th April 2018
Counseling First week of July 2018

How to download JEE Main 2018 Admit Card?

The steps to download the admit card is mentioned here:

  • Go to the official website and click on the link “Admit Card”.
  • Enter your  application number and password and click on enter/submit
  • Provide the roll number and details related to class 12th board/qualifying examination. The same process is applicable for candidates who have passed class 12th  in the previous year
  • Download and print the admit card

Important: Before downloading JEE Main 2018 admit card, ensure that all the details reflecting on the admit card are correct.

It is advisable to log on to the website using only a desktop computer or laptop. You might be able to access the same pages through your mobile phone, but for safety reasons, it is advisable to login only with your computer instead. Ensure that a printout of the admit card is taken and also save a soft copy on the disk, just in case.

Also, lakhs of students have appeared for the JEE Main Exam in 2018. So, for obvious reasons, the server is expected to have the tremendous rush in the initial hours. So, even if you are not able to login, it is advisable to be patient and try clearing the cache of your system for fast browsing. The Admit Card Download facility will be made available to students till the exams are there on April 8, April 15 & 16, 2018. Whether you have applied for the pen and paper mode or the online examination, you need to download the admit card. It is crucial to remember the information about your centre name and address that would be printed on your admit card.

What if one forgets JEE Main 2018 Application Number or Password?

In case any candidate forgets his/her JEE Main Application Number or Password, then that candidate should use the account recovery option, which can be done by following some simple steps mentioned below.

  • Go to JEE Main 2018 Admit Card  download page
  • Enter JEE Main 2018 Application Number and Password
  • If you don’t remember the aforementioned details, then click on “I can’t access my account”
  • A window will appear
  • Select any of the following two options
    -I forgot my Password
    -I forgot my Application Number
  • Click on “CONTINUE” button. The following options will get displayed
    -Using Security Question & its Answer you have chosen during Form filling
    -Using a verification code sent via text message (SMS) to your Registered Mobile Number
    -Using a reset link sent via Email to your Registered Email address
  • Select any one of the aforementioned options
  • Click on “CONTINUE” button
  • You will be directed to another page where details as per the chosen option will have to be filled. Enter the following particulars to retrieve your JEE Main 2018 Application Number,
    -Candidate’s Name
    -Mother’s Name
    -Father’s Name
    -Date of Birth
    -State of Eligibility
    -Security Pin

Other documents to be submitted at the Exam Center

Candidates have to bring and submit a copy of some documents (as per the following applicable criteria) to the invigilator on the exam day in the exam centre along with producing JEE Main 2018 admit card

Applicable criteria to candidates Copy of documents required
Applicants having passed 12th class or equivalent in the year 2016 or 2017 but have not opted for improvement in 2018 Copy of their final marks- sheet/marks statement of Class 12th /Qualifying Examination of the year 2016 or 2017
Candidates who have passed 12th or equivalent in 2016 or 2017 but have opted for improvement in all subjects Copy of their Admit card/Hall ticket for improvement of performance in XII class /Qualifying Examination 2018
Candidates who are appearing for their class 12th or equivalent examination in 2018 Copy of their Admit card/Hall ticket for class 12th/Qualifying Examination 2018

Examination Pattern

JEE Main Paper-I:

  • Courses: It is held for engineering courses (B.Tech. / B.E.).
  • Number of Questions: It consists of 90 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions).
  • Subjects: The paper will be asked from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Language: Hindi, English (candidates can select while filling the application form)
  • Mode: It will be commenced via both; online & offline.
  • Duration: 3 hours.  (4 hours for the candidates having 40% or more disability)
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks for each correct response.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response or multi-responses.
Subjects Questions Marks
Chemistry 30 120
Physics 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

JEE Main Paper-II:

  • Courses: It is held for Architecture course. (B.Arch.).
  • Number of Questions: It consists of 82 questions (MCQs) out of which 30 questions from mathematics, 50 questions from aptitude test and 2 questions (descriptive) of drawing test.
  • Subjects: The paper will be asked from Mathematics, Aptitude & Drawing.
  • Language: Hindi, English (candidates can select while filling the application form)
  • Mode: It will be commenced via offline mode only.
  • Duration: 3 hours. (4 hours for the candidates having 40% or more disability)
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks for each correct response (2 questions of the drawing will carry 70 marks).
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect or multi-responses.
Subjects Questions Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude test 50 200
Drawing 2 70
Total 82 390

 Preparation Strategy

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  • A study from the best sources – NCERT and recommended books for JEE are the minimum resources you need. Toppr offers the best study material from all over the web to help you prepare better.

Counselling Procedure

Joint Seat Allocation Authority, commonly known as JOSAA will conduct the counselling for admissions into UG engineering/architecture courses in 67 institutes (31 NITs, 18 IIITs, and 18 GFTIs) through JEE Main examination.

JEE Main 2018 counselling procedure is given below:

  • Online Registration for Counseling.
  • Online Choice Filling & Locking
  • Seat Allotment
  • Payment of Fees
  • Reporting to the Reporting Center (RC)
  • Reporting to the Allotted Institute

Important Points

  • JEE Main 2018 admit card will be available online only.
  • Aadhaar card is mandatory for filling online application form of JEE Main 2018. The candidates, who have not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are required to make application for enrollment from any Aadhaar enrollment centre.
  • There will be no weightage for higher secondary marks in calculating the ranks in JEE Main examination.
  • For the applicants to qualify for admission in NITs, IIITs & such other CFTIs whose admission is based on JEE Main ranking, they must have a score of minimum 75% marks (65% for reserved categories) in higher secondary standard or be in the top 20 percentile in a higher secondary exam.

JEE Main Cutoff

One needs to clear a certain score to be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. This score will depend upon a lot of factors, such as the number of students who attempt the exam, and the difficulty of the paper. Generally, the cutoffs are as follows:

  • 105-115 for General Category
  • 70-75 for OBC
  • 50-55 for SC
  • 45-50 for ST

Given the stiff level of competition in JEE Main, it is imperative to craft the perfect preparation strategy, as well as exam paper strategy. For tips and tricks regarding JEE Main 2018, as well as keeping up with the current updates about the exam, keep following us at Toppr.

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