Eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2018

JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination) is a top level Engineering and Architecture Entrance Exam of India conducted by CBSE Board. The candidates can get admissions in B.Tech/B.E/B.Arch courses in NITs, IIITs and other engineering and architecture institutions through JEE Mains, though IITs offer admission to these courses through JEE Advanced examination. Candidates who qualify JEE Main Exam will be considered eligible to apply for various colleges.

JEE Main 2018 will be conducted in two papers i.e. Paper-1 for engineering courses (B. E./B.Tech) and Paper-2 for Architecture courses (B. Arch. /B. Planning.)

Eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2018

Eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2018

Candidates must satisfy prescribed eligibility conditions before they apply for JEE Main 2018. From admission year 2017–18, CBSE has added new eligibility criteria. The details of eligibility criteria are as follows:

Aadhaar Card Number

All the Indian citizen candidates, who want to apply for JEE Main 2018, should possess Aadhaar card issued by UIDAI. While filling application form of JEE (Main)–2018, the candidates will be required to enter their Aadhaar card number, date of birth, name, & gender, which will be confirmed with the UIDAI’s data. In case, there is a mismatch in the details, the applicants will not be able to fill the application form for JEE (Main) 2018.

Provision for J&K, Assam and Meghalaya candidates

The candidates, who have already completed or pursuing Class 12th examination from the states of J&K, Meghalaya and Assam, they require to enter the ration card number, passport number, bank account number or any other applicable Govt. identity number provided they should choose the city of entrance test in these states only.

Educational qualification- JEE Main 2018

  • The weightage of 12th scores will not be considered for calculating JEE Main All India Rank from 2018.
  • As per MHRD official announcement, for applicants to qualify for admissions to IITs/NITs/IIITs and such other CFTIs, they must have obtained minimum of 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class exam organized by the respective Boards. For SC/ST category the minimum qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
  • Candidates, who want to appear in JEE Main 2018, should have done class 12th or any equivalent qualifying examination either in 2016 or 2017.
  • Candidates, pursuing in class 12th or any equivalent qualifying exam in the year 2018, may also apply.
  • Candidates should have done 12th or other equivalent qualifying examination with minimum five subjects.

Number of exam attempts

Applicant can attempt JEE Main exam 3 times only.

Age criteria:

Applicant’s date of birth should fall on or after 01 October, 1993 (for general candidates) and 01, October 1988 (for candidates from SC, ST and PwD category)

JEE Main 2018 Important dates (Tentative)

We would like to intimate all JEE Main aspirants that the authority has not yet released the actual dates of conducting exam. However, you may take below said dates as reference referring the last years schedule.



  • Official notification will release on — November 2017
  • Availability of online application form- December 2017
  • End date of fee payment- January 2018
  • JEE Main 2018 Application form correction window- January 2018
  • Admit card will issue on- March 2018
  • JEE Main offline exam (Pen and Paper Based exam)- April 2018
  • Result will be announced on- May/june 2018
  • Counseling schedule- July 2018