The Joint Entrance Examination Main or JEE Main 2018 Online Entrance Examination will be conducted on April 15th and April 16th, 2018. The computer-based examination of Paper I of JEE Main 2018 will be conducted at different centers located in 258 cities throughout the country and abroad on the given dates. The e-Admit Cards of all the registered students have been uploaded on the JEE website, i.e. www.jeemain.nic.in. All the candidates are advised to download their e-admit card of JEE Main 2018.
On April 8th, 2018, the pen and paper based examination of JEE Main 2018 was conducted. Around 10.43 lakh aspirants in 112 cities in India and abroad appeared for the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (Main) exam that was successfully organised by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The JEE Main 2018 is also an eligibility test for the JEE Advanced 2018.
The offline exam was held in 104 cities across 1,613 centres across the country and in eight centres in as many countries "The sixth edition of JEE (Main) 2018 offline exam was held for approximately 10,43,739 candidates registered for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes in NITs, IITs and other centrally funded technical institutes etc," the CBSE said in a release. The examination was organised for 6,46,814 boys, 2,66,745 girls and three transgenders, it said.
Earlier the CBSE class 12th marks had a very significant weightage in the JEE Main examination. But now, the rules have been changed. The HRD Ministry released a statement that focused on two points. One, that ‘There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE Main examination’ and the second one was that ‘For the candidates to qualify for the admission in the IITs, NITs, IIITs and such other CFTIs whose admissions are based on the JEE Advanced orJEE Main ranks, they should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class examination, or be in the top 20 percentile in the 12th class examination conducted by the respective Boards. For SC or ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.’
The board has also claimed that ‘Since there is no weightage of class 12th marks in calculation of ranks in JEE (Main) - 2018, so, the roll number of class 12th is not verified this year by the CBSE, however, the candidates have to show the marksheet of class 12th (regular, improvement) with 75% marks at the reporting centres at the time of counseling or admission in IITs, NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs.’