JEE Main

"Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all India common engineering entrance examination conducted for admission to various engineering colleges and courses all over India. Stages of the exam - JEE Main and the JEE Advanced. The exams are of the objective pattern. JEE Advanced is regarded internationally as one of the most challenging engineering admission tests."


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Examination structure and syllabus

Algebra is the most important topic (33% of overall marks), followed by differential calculus and coordinate geometry (16% each). Other topics like integral calculus, vector and 3D geometry and trigonometry (accounting for 8-14% of all marks)

As per the analysis of last four year question papers (2012-2015), most of the questions (44%) in math main exam can be considered easy. Medium difficulty questions were slightly less (36%) and very few truly difficult questions (10%)

JEE Main 2018

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.

The States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system, however, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main)–2018 application form online. The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.

Since there is no weightage of class 12th marks in 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.