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JEE (Main) 2018 will be conducted by the JEE Apex Board in April 2018 in both online and offline modes. Students wishing to get admission to undergraduate engineering programmes at NITs, IIITs, centrally funded technical institutions (CFTIs), institutions funded by several participating state governments and several other institutions will have to clear this entrance test and preferably with a high rank. The merit/rank list is based on 40% weightage to marks obtained in Class 12 or its equivalent examination and 60% weightage to JEE (Main). The weightage to school board/equivalent examination marks will be considered only after normalisation.

The states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Nagaland and Odisha are already part of the JEE (Main) system. So candidates seeking admission to institutions in these states, which earlier admitted students based on their state-level school examination, are advised to fill the JEE (Main) 2018 application form online. JEE (Main) is also an eligibility test for JEE (Advanced), which candidates have to take if they aspire to get admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs or ISM Dhanbad.

JEE (Main) 2018 will have two papers—Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech.) and Paper 2 (B. Arch./B.Planning). Depending on the course(s), candidates seeking admission may take Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech.) or Paper 2 (B.Arch./B.Planning) or both.

The subject combination for each paper, types of questions in each paper and mode of examination are given in the table below.

Paper Subjects Type of Questions Mode of Exams
Paper - 1
( B.E. / B. Tech. )
Physics, Chemistry &
Objective type with equal weightage to Physics,
Chemistry & Mathematics
Pen and Paper based Exam OR
Computer based Exam
Paper - 2
( B. Arch. / B. Planning )
Mathematics-Part I
Aptitude-Part II
Drawing-Part III
Objective type Questions to test
drawing aptitude
Only Pen and Paper
based Exam

Requirement of papers for different courses is given in the table below.

Course Papers
All other undergraduate courses ( B.E. / B. Tech. ) Paper - 1
B.ARCH / B. PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs) Paper - 2

JEE Advanced

The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 will be conducted by the seven zonal IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2017. The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor's, Integrated Master's and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs and the ISM. The decisions of the JAB 2017 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2017 and admission to IITs and ISM.

The examination consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of three hours duration. Both papers are compulsory.

Candidates who wish to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2017 must write Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2017 which will be held in the month of April 2017. Candidates should be among the top 2,00,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2017.

There are two question papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 with a duration of three hours each. Both papers are compulsory. Each question paper will consist of three separate sections, viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The question papers will consist of objective type (multiple choice and numerical answer type) questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates. Negative marks will be awarded for incorrect answers of some of the questions. The question paper will be in either English or Hindi. Candidates must exercise the choice of question paper language while registering for JEE (Advanced) 2017. Change of question paper language will NOT be entertained after the registration.

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