Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct JEE Main 2018 in pen and paper based mode on April 8, 2018, while the online exam dates have not yet been released. The application process of JEE Main will commence on December 01, 2017. The exam will be conducted in both computer-based mode and offline mode for Paper 1 and only offline mode for Paper 2. Paper 1 is held for B.E./B. Tech. programmes while Paper 2 is conducted for B. Arch./B. Planning programmes. JEE Main 2018 will be held in 104 cities across India and 9 foreign cities.
The detailed notification is expected to be released in about a week by CBSE.
The exam is conducted by CBSE for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs, other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs), participating State Government Institutions, and several other Institutions shall accept the JEE Main Score. It is compulsory to fill Aadhaar Number to fill JEE Main Application form from this year. Many private engineering colleges have also stopped conducting their exam and have started accepting the score of JEE Main for admission. So any student who is an engineering or architecture aspirant should appear in the JEE Main Exam.
It is also a qualifying exam for admission in IITs via JEE Advanced. JEE Main Score is also accepted by a lot of other government and private engineering colleges and hence is a very important exam. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will conduct Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2018 on May 20, 2018. Until now JEE Advanced was held in pen and paper mode but this year onwards it will only be held in online mode.
There is a reason for engineering aspirants to rejoice as in the Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) Advanced 2018, another 4,000 students will be eligible to sit. The Joint Admission Board (JAB) has recently taken a decision to increase the number of eligible candidates from 2.20 lakh to 2.24 lakh for JEE 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.
The 23 IITs across the country have about 10,998 seats. As per reports, this year, the number of unclaimed seats has grown to 121 even after seven rounds of counselling. Unlike last year, the entire JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted in fully computer-based test mode. The examination consists of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of three hours duration.