The much renowned All India based engineering entrance examination – JEE Main 2018 is scheduled to be held in April. The application process has concluded on January 01 and around 11.5 lakh aspirants have registered this year for the exam. The Joint Entrance Examination is conducted each year for admissions to undergraduate engineering programs at one of the IITs, NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions.
For most the aspirants, the process of filling JEE Main application form comes for the first time and owing to the exam’s importance, the mistakes tend to appear in the particulars filled on the form. Considering this, the JEE Apex Board gives a final chance to the aspirants for making corrections. The applicants can make the required correction(s) in JEE Main form 2018 in a period of 14 days from January 09 to January 22, 2018. A notice was issued today in this regard.
The Board has not given any clarifications regarding what exact particulars the candidates will be able to modify while making corrections in JEE Main 2018 form. However, one thing that has been clearly stated in the notification is that change of mode from computer-based (online) examination to pen & paper based (offline) examination is not allowed.
The applicants have been advised by the Board to verify the particulars mentioned in the application form and make corrections if any wrong or incomplete/flawed information has been entered in the registration form. The applicants will have to pay the additional fee (if applicable) either through credit/ debit card/ Ewallet (SBI buddy/Paytm) or through e-challan generated by cash in the Syndicate/ Canara/ ICICI Bank during January 09-23, 2018. The candidates are advised to do the correction very carefully because no further chance of correction will be given to the candidates for whatsoever reason.
The application process for JEE Main 2018 was carried out from December 01 to January 01, 2018. Interestingly, this year the number of students opting for a computer-based exam has soared to 2.25 lakh as compared to 1.8 lakh in 2017.
JEE Main 2018 will be conducted in both online mode and offline mode. The candidates can take Paper 1 (for B.E./ B.Tech.) in any of the modes, but Paper 2 (for B.Arch./ B.Planning) will only be available as a Pen & Paper based exam. JEE Main offline exam will be conducted on April 08, 2018: Paper 1 from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and Paper 2 from 2 pm to 5 pm. The online exam (Paper 1) will be administered on April 15 and 16, 2018 in two shifts. JEE Main admit card 2018 will be available tentatively from the second week of March, while results will be declared on April 30.
A total of 248 cities in India will host the JEE Main 2018 exam in, while there are 10 countries outside India where the exam would be held. The facility to take the offline exam will be available in only 7 abroad cities, while online exam will be held in all centers.