JEE Exam

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is a nationwide common engineering entrance exams which is conducted every year for admission to various engineering colleges across different parts of the country. It is your gateway to the prestigious IITs, NITs, Central Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs). It is regarded as one of the most challenging entrances in the country.

JEE is conducted in two parts


There are some institutes like the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, and the Indian Institute of Science that consider the marks obtained in JEE Advanced as the one of the criteria for admission. However, these institutes are not a part of central IIT JEE Advanced counselling.

 JEE Eligibility


The candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 or 2017; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2018 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) - 2018.


Only top 2.24 lakh candidates of JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.

 JEE Exam Pattern

The pattern of the both the paper is different. Each paper can be attempted in English or Hindi or other languages based on examination center location.

JEE Mains

JEE Main 2018: Important Dates

Event Dates (2018)
Online Application Form availability Closed
Application Form Correction Schedule Till January 22
Release of Admit Card JEE Main 2nd week of March
Exam Day: JEE Main 2018 April 8 (Offline Exam)
April 15 & 16 (Online Exam)
Release of Answer Key JEE Main April 24- 27
Release of JEE Main Result & Top 2,24,000 eligible entrants for JEE Advanced Exam April 30

It is conducted in two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2.

  • Aspirants can apply for either or both of them. Both the papers have multiple choice questions.
  • Paper 1 contains 90 multiple choice questions, 30 in each of the three sections (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) while Paper II contains a total of 82 questions from sections Aptitude, Mathematics and Drawing. For both papers, 4 marks are awarded for every correct response and 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect response.

JEE Advanced

  • This national level engineering entrance exam is the second stage of JEE. Only the top 2.24 lakh rankers of JEE mains are eligible for JEE Advanced.
  • It has two papers and the duration of each paper is 3 hours. It has objective type questions from three sections Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Paper 1: it will have 60 questions of 264 marks.

Marking Scheme-

Type of question Number of questions Marks awarded Negative marking
Single correct 5 3 -1
One of more correct 8 4 -2
Single digit integer 5 3 0

Paper 2: It will have 60 questions of 240 marks.

Marking Scheme-

Type of question Number of questions Marks awarded Negative marking
Single correct 6 3 -1
One of more correct 8 4 -2
Single digit integer 4 3 0

Each correct answer attracts 3 marks and 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer. For every unanswered question,marks are neither be awarded nor be deducted.

JEE Exam Dates

JEE Advanced 2018 Dates (2018)
Online Registration 4th week of April
Application closes 1st week of May
Downloading JEE Advanced Admit Card 2nd week of May
JEE Advanced Exam
20th May 2018
Paper 1- 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Paper 2- 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Copy of candidate responses to be sent to the candidates 22nd – 26th May
Online display of Answer Keys 29th May
Declaration of JEE Advanced Result 10th June

  JEE Syllabus

The exam covers the topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematic. Candidates appearing for JEE shall prepare thoroughly in order to secure a good score.

The important topics include:

  • Physics- Includes General Topics, Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics and Modern Physics
  • Mathematics- Includes topics under Algebra, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Vectors
  • Chemistry- Includes topics under Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

JEE Colleges Enlisted

JEE Mains:

  • Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
  • National Institutes of Technology (NITs)
  • Centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs)
  • Admission to the dual degree programs of IIEST
  • Admission to other prestigious colleges like NSIT, DTU, VIT

JEE Advanced:

One can seek admission to 18 IITs like IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur to name a few.

CCL extends its best wishes to all JEE aspirants All the very best!!


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