IIT JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) is an engineering entrance exam for admission in the top-ranked engineering colleges’ of India. As the name signifies, JEE is a common entrance exam for admission in the IITs (16 Indian Institute of Technology), NITs (31 National Institute of Technology), ISMs, and CFTIs (Centrally funded technical institutes) of India.
The IIT JEE is considered as one of the toughest engineering entrance exams of India. Every year around 12 lakhs students appear in the IIT JEE exam and only small percentages of it finally makes it into the final list.
As per the directions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Exam) was replaced with the JEE in 2012. Since then, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has been conducting the IIT JEE exam every year.
There are two stages of the IIT JEE Exam, namely – JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. Those students who qualify the IIT JEE Mains exam are eligible to appear in the IIT Advanced exam. The IIT JEE Advanced is counted among one of the arduous entrance exams on the Undergraduate level in the world.
By qualifying the JEE Mains exam, students get admission in the IIITs, NITs, and CFITs. Those students who qualify the JEE Advanced get admission in the IITs. Some well-renowned science and technology colleges like IIS (Indian Institute of Science), IISER (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research) and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology) utilises the scores of JEE Advanced to take admission. Students who take admission in the IITs are not eligible to appear in the IIT Advanced exam next year. But, if a student takes admission in the non-IIT colleges, he/ she can appear in the IIT Advanced exam the succeeding year.
- In 2017 around 11, 86,000 students appeared in the exam. The JEE Mains examination structure is as follows –
- The JEE Mains examination structure does not change every year. Relative to the JEE Advanced exam – pattern, the JEE Mains exam-pattern is fixed.
- There are two papers in the IIT JEE Mains exam, namely Paper 1 and Paper 2.
- The questions are in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
- An applicant can opt for both or any one of the paper for the exam.
- Those students who want to get admission in the B. Tech course should opt for Paper 1 exam.
- The Paper 2 is meant for such students who want to get admission in the B. Arch or B. Planning course.
- The Paper 1 is conducted through both offline as well as online medium. The Paper 2 is conducted only offline.
- There are 30 questions in the Paper 1.
- The total duration of the Paper 1 is 3 hours.
- There is a scheme of negative marking in the Paper 1. For every correct answer 4 marks are given and for every incorrect response 1 mark is deducted.
For the JEE Advanced 2018, 2, 24,000 students will be selected through the JEE Mains exam. The examination pattern of JEE Advanced is subject to change. Every year, the exam organising IIT introduce some changes to the question papers. But over years, it has been observed that changes are only minor in nature. The examination pattern of the JEE Advanced is as follows-
- There are 2 papers in the IIT JEE Advanced exam, namely Paper 1 and Paper 2 and AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test).
- Both papers are compulsory in nature.
- The mode of exam till 2017 was offline. From 2018, it is proposed the Paper 1 and Paper 2 is scheduled to be held online. After Paper 1 and Paper 2, the AAT test will be conducted.
- Each Paper contains MCQ and NAT type questions.
- Every paper contains questions in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
- The duration of each question paper is 3 hours.
- It is expected that in the 2018 exam, there will be scheme of Zero marking, Partial marking, negative marking and full marking.
- The IIT JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted by the IIT Kanpur.
- The exam will be conducted in the English and Hindi medium.
Important Dates for the JEE Mains 2018 Exam
|JEE Mains 2018 Exam Event||Dates|
|Start of the online application||1st December 2017|
|Last date of the submission of application||1st January 2018|
|Last date for application fee payment through online mode||2nd January 2018|
|Last date for application fee payment through E-Challan||2nd January 2018|
|Download Admit Card from||By 2nd Week of March 2018|
|Answer Keys||24th to 27th April 2018|
|Dates to challenge the answer keys||By third week of April 2018|
|JEE Mains Score Declaration||30th April 2018|
|Declaration of Results||31st May 2018|
|JEE Mains Rank Card||After the publication of the All India Ranks|
Exam Dates for JEE Mains 2018 Offline Mode
|JEE Mains 2018 Event (Offline)||Dates|
|Paper 1 (for B. Tech)||8th April 2018
9.30 am to 12.30 pm
|Paper 2 (for B. Arch and B. Planning)||8th April 2018
2pm to 5.30 pm
Exam Dates for JEE Mains 2018 Online Mode
|JEE Mains 2018 Event (Online)||Dates|
|Paper 1 (for B. Tech) Shift 1||15th April 2018
9.30 am to 12.30 pm
|Paper 1 (for B. Tech) Shift 2||15th April 2018
2 pm to 5.30 pm
|Paper 2 (for B. Arch and B. Planning) Shift 1||16th April 2018
9.30 am to 12.30 pm
|Paper 2 (for B. Arch and B. Planning) Shift 2||16th April 2018
2 pm to 5.30 pm
Important Dates for the JEE Advanced 2018 Exam
|JEE Advanced 2018 Exam Events||Dates|
|Online registration begins||In the last week of April 2018|
|Dates to download the admit card||By the 1st week of May 2018|
|Correction in the admit card||By the last week of May 2018|
|JEE Advanced Exam Dates||· Paper 1, 20th May 2018
9 am to 12 pm.
· Paper 2, 20th May 2018
2 pm to 5 pm
|Online publication of the answer keys||By the 1st week of June 2018|
|Feedbacks of the students for the answer keys||By the 1st week of June 2018|
|JEE Advanced 2018 Results||By the 2nd week of June 2018 by 10 am|
|Start of the allotment of seat||By the 2nd week of June 2018|