Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is conducted to offer admissions to interested candidates in undergraduate engineering programmes at NITs (National Institutes of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology) and other centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs) located across the country.
JEE Main 2018 offline (pen-paper) exam will be held on April 8 while the online exam will be held on April 15 and 16. JEE Main 2018 registrations has commenceed from December 1 and will conclude on January 1, 2018.
JEE Main Paper-1 evaluates the aptitude of candidates who want to pursue BE/BTech at NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. This exam is also the eligibility test for JEE advanced which is the entrance exam to secure admissions in programmes on offer by 16 IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM). The top 2,22,000 score holders in JEE Main are only eligible to apply for JEE Advanced exam.
What’s new in JEE Main 2018?
- Diabetic JEE aspirants will now be allowed to carry fruits and water to the examination hall.
- The number of JEE Main 2018 centres has increased almost two folds.
- 3 IIITs have opted out of list of institutes participating in JEE Main 2018.
- On the other hand, 2 more CFTIs have been added to the list of JEE Main 2018 participating institutes.
- Students will be required to upload the scanned image of Parent’s/Guardian’s signature as well.
Students appearing for the exam from Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli will have an additional choice of appearing for the paper in Gujarati besides English and Hindi.
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced is conducted by the seven zonal IITs with guidance from the Joint Admission Board (JAB). Only the top 2.4 lakh rank holders in JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. Till 2017, 2.2 lakh students were eligible to sit for the exam.
Candidates seeking admissions in bachelor’s programmes, integrated master’s programmes as well as dual degree programmes at the 19 IITs and Indian School of Mines (ISM) need to clear JEE Advanced.