JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern: Complete Information for Paper 1 and Paper 2

JEE Main question paper is designed to test the knowledge of the candidate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. JEE 2018 Main Exam Pattern comprises of 2 papers. Paper 1 is for admission to B.Tech courses and paper 2 is for admission to architecture courses. JEE Main 2018 will be conducted on 08 April 2018 (for offline mode) and 15th & 16th April 2018 (for online mode) for admission to engineering courses (B.E./B.Tech and B.Arch) in the most reputed engineering institutes of the country like NITs, ISM, and other prestigious institutes.

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JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

Let us now know about JEE Main Exam Pattern in detail. There will be two papers for JEE Main 2018. Paper 1 is conducted for the candidates opting for B.E/B.Tech engineering courses, whereas Paper 2 is conducted for the candidates opting for Architecture courses (B.Arch./B.Planning).

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Aspirants can apply for both the papers. Paper 1 will have objective type multiple choice questions comprising 3 subjects, viz Physics, Chemistry and Maths. There will be 90 questions altogether. Paper 2 will have both objective and subjective questions. The questions consist of Mathematics test, aptitude test and drawing test. There will be 82 questions altogether. The test duration of each paper will be 3 hours.

Name of the exam JEE Main
Exam Mode Online and Offline
Exam Medium English, Hindi and languages as per the exam center location
Total Papers 2
Paper 1 Mode Online/Offline
Paper 1 Sections Physics, Chemistry, Maths
Paper 1 Total Questions 90
Paper 1 Total Marks 360
Paper 1 Type of Questions Objective type multiple choice questions with equal marks distribution in Physics, Chemistry, and Maths
Paper 2 Mode Offline (Pen and Paper based)
Paper 2 Sections (Part 1: Mathematics test, Part 2: Aptitude test, Part 3: Drawing test)
Paper 2 Type of Questions Part 1: Objective Type, Part 2: Objective Type, Part 3: Questions on Test Drawing Aptitude
Paper 2 Total Questions 82
Paper 2 Total Marks 390
Negative Marking Yes
Duration 3 hours for each paper

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

Exam Marking scheme

Paper 1 

JEE Main Paper 1 Total Questions 90
JEE Main Paper 1 Total Marks 360
Total questions in each section Physics: 30, Chemistry: 30, Maths: 30
Marks in each question 4
Question Type Multiple Choice
Negative Marking For all incorrect answers, 1 mark is deducted. No mark is deducted for un-attempted questions.

JEE Main Paper 1 Question

Subjects Questions Marks
Chemistry 30 120
Physics 30 120
Mathematics 30 120
Total 90 360

Paper 2 

 Total Questions 100
 Total Marks 390
Total questions in each section Part 1: 50 questions, Part 2: 30 questions, Part 3: 2 questions
Marks in each section 4 marks for each question in Part 1 and Part 2, 35 marks for each question in Part 3
Question Type Part 1, Part 2 Objective Type; Part 3 Drawing Test
Negative Marking For all incorrect answers in Part 1 and Part 2, 1 mark is deducted. No mark will be deducted for un-attempted questions. No negative marking in Part 3.

JEE Main Paper 2 questions

Subjects Questions Marks
Mathematics 30 120
Aptitude test 50 200
Drawing 2 70
Total 82 390

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

All the candidates need to be thorough with the class 12 syllabus for Physics, Chemistry, and Maths for JEE Main Exam 2018. The detailed syllabus is as follows: 

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Paper 1

Physics Physics and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties of Solids and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Oscillations and Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices, Communication Systems, Experimental Skill
Chemistry Some Basic concepts in Chemistry, States of Matter, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Chemical Thermodynamics, Solutions, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, General Principles and Process of Isolation of Metals, Hydrogen, Block Elements, Co-ordination Compounds, Environmental Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Maths Sets, Relations and Functions, Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations, Matrices and Determinants, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematical Induction, Binomial Theorem, Sequences and Series, Limit, Continuity and Differentiability, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Co-ordinate Geometry, Three Dimensional Geometry, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability, Trigonometry, Mathematical Reasoning

Paper 2

Part 1 Mathematics Wave Motion and Doppler’s Effect, Oscillations (SHM, damped and forced oscillations & Resonance), Kinematics, Law of motion, work energy and power, rotational motion, electrostatics
Part 2 Aptitude Test Subject Attitude Check, Logarithm, quantitative queries, Numbers, and logarithm
Part 3 Drawing Test Logo drawings, Logo-Re drawings, and Image, assumption drawings. Sketching of scenes and activities from memory of urbanscape (public space, market, festivals, street scenes, monuments, recreational spaces etc.), landscape (river fronts, jungles. gardens, trees, plants etc.) and rural life.

For 2018 admissions, JEE Main exam notifications were released on 22nd November 2017 and the candidates filled the application forms from 1st December 2017 until 1 January 2018. Since 2017, it has become mandatory for candidates to give their Aadhaar card number on the application forms.


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So far, JEE Main was conducted once a year in the month of April. But there had been discussions going on for conducting the exam more than once in a year. It is conducted in online and offline both modes. The practice of two-tier JEE exam will continue in 2018 in which all candidates who clear JEE Main are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced examination to get admission in the IITs. Joint counseling for IITs and NITs will be continued and from 2018, board marks will not be counted for the rankings. 

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JEE Main Exam Highlights

Refer to the table below to get an overall idea of JEE Main 2018 exam:

Exam Joint Engineering Entrance
Popularly referred as JEE Main
Exam Type All India Level
Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Conducting Body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Notifications 22nd November 2017(announced)
Online Application Forms Availability 1st December 2017
Last Date of Filling Up of Application Forms 1st January 2018
Correction of Forms 9th January 2018
Admit Cards 2nd week of March 2018
JEE Main Offline Exam 08 April 2018
JEE Main Online Exam 15th & 16th April 2018
Results 30th April 2018( Paper I) & 31st April 2018 (Paper II)
Counseling July 2018

JEE Main 2018 Exam Schedule

Exam Date Paper Subject Timing
8th April 2018 Paper 1 (BE/B.Tech) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 9:30 AM to 12:30  PM
Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning) Mathematics, Aptitude Test & Drawing Test 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
15th April & 16th April 2018 Paper 1 (BE/B.Tech) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 9:30 AM to 12:30  PM (1st Shift)
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (2nd Shift)

Reference Books for JEE Main 2018

Subject Book Name Author
 Physics  Concepts of Physics (Part I)  HC Verma
 Concepts of Physics (Part II)  HC Verma
 Problems in General Physics  I.E. Irodov
 Physics for IIT-JEE  Resnick, Halliday, Walker
 Chemistry  Organic Chemistry  Morrison Boyd
Organic Chemistry   O.P Tandon
 Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations R.C. Mukherjee
 Numerical Chemistry P. Bahadur
Concise Inorganic Chemistry  J.D. Lee
Maths IIT Mathematics M.L. Khanna
Differential Calculus A Das Gupta
Class XI & XII Mathematics R.D. Sharma
Trigonometry, Geometry Books S.L. Loney
Higher Algebra Hall and Knight

 Important Instructions for Preparing JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

  • First of all, stay healthy physically and mentally so that you can work towards your goal with a positive state of mind.
  • Prepare a timetable and follow it strictly.
  • Prepare for the exam as per the JEE Main 2018 Syllabus.
  • Prepare for mock tests.
  • Solve the model papers and sample questions within a certain time period.
  • Once you get your OMR sheet, fill in your name, roll number, application number correctly.
  • Read the entire question paper carefully and start solving the easy questions first.
  • Time management is very essential.
  • Give one answer to each question. Do not mark 2 answers for a question. It will be considered invalid.
  • Mark the OMR sheets clearly.
  • Take extra pencils and pens with you.
  • For drawing test, carry your own pencil, eraser, geometry box.