The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has started the online registrations for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) mains 2018 for the admissions to IITs, NITs, and IIITs.
Change in Exam Pattern:
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern from 2017:
1. There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the 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 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.
Since there is no weightage of class 12th marks in the calculation of ranks in JEE (Main) - 2018, so, the roll number of class 12th is not verified this year by the CBSE, however, the candidates have to show the marksheet of class 12th (regular/improvement) with 75% marks at the reporting centres at the time of counselling/admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs.
The candidate must have been born on or after October 1, 1993.
Candidates interested in applying need to be intermediate or class 12 pass from a recognized board and must have appeared and qualified in class 12th examination in 2016 or 2017 or should appear in the class 12 examination in 2018.
Moreover, CBSE has made it mandatory to have an Aadhar card to apply for the exam. Candidates who already have an Aadhar card will have to enter their aadhar number on their application form. Those who have applied for their Aadhar but have not received it yet will have to provide Aadhar enrollment ID on the application form.
Number of attempts:
The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to three.
Selection procedure for admission to IIT:
All those candidates who have successfully cleared the JEE (Mains) will be eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced exam round. Students will be allotted colleges on the basis of these two written exams.
Last date for submission: January 1, 2018
Admit card release date: Second week of March 2018
Exam date for offline mode: April 8, 2018
Exam date for online mode: April 15 and 16, 2018
Answer keys and OMR release date: April 24-27, 2018
JEE Main result: April 30, 2018
For detailed information, candidates can visit the official website https://jeemain.nic.in