JEE Mains 2018 Summary
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 Mains 2018 Eligibility
JEE Main exam eligibility criteria requires candidates to fulfill multiple aspects so as to appear for this engineering entrance exam. The JEE Main 2018 eligibility criteria for candidates is as follows.
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JEE Mains 2018
JEE Mains is an all India level Engineering Entrance Exam conducted by the CBSE for admission into National Institute of Technology (NITs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs), and other centrally funded Engineering colleges. Due to the vastness of syllabus and the level of competition, it is considered as one of the toughest engineering entrance examination at the undergraduate level. JEE Mains 2018 is also a qualifying exam for students targeting for JEE Advanced 2018. Around 11.98 Lakhs students appeared for JEE Main 2017 and the top 220,000 students were qualified for JEE Advanced 2017.
All the candidates must fulfil each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.
Criterion 1 – Performance in JEE (Main) 2018: Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000* (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.
The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PWD candidates.