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The Joint Entrance Examination All You Need To Know

What is Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)?

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is India’s most reputed and well-known Entrance Examination for facilitating admissions into the finest and best engineering colleges across India. It is conducted in two phases: the first one being the JEE Main, and the second one being the JEE Advanced. Whereas the NITs, IIITs and other Central or State Funded Institutes grant admissions based on the results of JEE Main, the IITs and the ISM Dhanbad grant admission based on the results of JEE Advanced.  Also, the students are eligible to write the JEE Advanced only if they clear the cut off marks prescribed for the JEE Main. The JEE Advanced for facilitating admissions into the IITs and ISM Dhanbad is considered as one of the toughest exams in the world, in which over 1.4 million students appear annually while only 20000 get a rank.

Who can apply for JEE Entrance Exams?

  • Age Criteria: Candidates born on or after October 1, 1993 are eligible to apply for the JEE (main) 2018.  (Relaxed by 5 years for  SC/ST and PwD candidates)
  • 12th Standard or Equal Examination: Candidates must have passed their 10+2 with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Biotechnology/ Chemistry /Biology/ Technical Vocational subject. The checklist of equivalent exams is also available. The candidates must have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in the years 2015 or 2016. Candidates who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 are also eligible for the same, provided their result is declared before June 15, 2017.
  • Qualifying Marks: Candidates belonging to the General Category must secure at least 75% marks or be among the top 20 percentile in the qualifying examination or their 12th Standard. The SC/ST candidates need to secure at least 65% marks.
  • Subjects in Qualifying Examination: Candidates should’ve studied at least five subjects in their qualifying examination. Applicants who have studied only four subjects will not be eligible.
  • Aadhar Card Requirement: CBSE has introduced a new eligibility criterion from 2017-18 whereby all candidates must have a registered Aadhar Card Number to be able to apply.
  • The Number of Attempts: Students can attempt JEE Main 2017 for a maximum of 3 times. However, in the case of JEE Advanced, a student can make only 2 attempts in their consecutive years.

How Should I Prepare for the JEE Main 2017?

Practice is the Key

Practice as much as you can. 70% of the JEE preparation comprises of practice. Topper offers 1.5 Lakh+ questions to make your concepts strong for each chapter.

Give National Level Mock Tests

Give time-bound mock tests in a completely exam-like environment to improve your efficiency of attempting questions. Topper offers All India Test Series to compete with students from all over India.

Clear all your Doubts

Don’t get stuck with doubts. Clarify your doubts with the Subject Experts of Topper to get an instant reply.

Join Coaching Classes

It is not only about preparing hard for the JEE Main 2017, but is also about applying sure tried and time-tested methods. Depending on the location/accessibility/convenience and on the basis of their previous results, students go to different coaching classes like Allen, Bansal’s, Career Point and a few others. Find the complete list of these coaching classes along with the details about what they offer in top coaching classes in India.

Study from the Best Sources

The NCERTs and several recommended books for the JEE are the minimum resources you need. Topper offers the best study material from all over the web to help you prepare better.

Revision is Important

Maintain revision notes as and when you go through a formula or a concept as bulletin points. This will be useful when the exam will be close, and would be a good revision pattern that takes less time. Normally without these notes, you would have to go through the entire chapter to understand the important points once again.

Important Guidelines

  • Candidates appearing for the Pen & Paper mode must use only Blue/Black Ball Point Pen.
  • There is only one correct response for a question. More than one response(s) to any question is considered incorrect and marks are deducted accordingly.
  • Electronic gadgets are not allowed in the exam hall
How do I Register for JEE Main 2017? Applicants will have to fill the JEE Main application form online. There is no need to submit any documents to the authorities. Candidates can follow the steps given below to fill the JEE Main 2017 application form.
  1. Registration: Candidates have to register first by giving their details, i.e., their Name, Email Id, Mobile No. etc. They must also choose the username and password for their login ID which must be kept safe for the entire duration of the JEE Main 2017 process till the admission is complete.
  2. Filling the Application Form: After logging in, the candidates need to enter their Board examination details, JEE Main examination details, personal details, academic qualifications, contact details, guardian details etc.
  • Candidates appearing in the improvement examination in 2017 must select the year of appearing as 2017 while candidates who have passed class XII in 2015 and have appeared for improvement in five subjects in 2016 must select the year in which their performance is better.
  • Candidates who are appearing for their class XII exams in 2017 need not enter their roll number. They will be required to enter the details while downloading their admit card.
  • Applicants must also choose their choice of exam centers from the given list as per their preferences. Kindly note that the list of exam centers is dependent on the mode of the exam chosen – CBT or Pen & Paper.
The candidates are also required to upload their photograph, signature and left thumb impressions as per the following specifications Fee Payment Fees can be paid online through Credit/Debit Card, or offline by depositing fee in cash in the Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC bank through the e-challan generated during the online filling of application form. JEE Test Pattern Both JEE Main and JEE Advance test are objective type paper. Duration of both the papers is 3 hours (180 minutes).
Syllabus for the JEE Main 2017
The JEE Main 2017 follows the CBSE prescribed NCERT syllabus. The difficulty level of the examination will also be based as per the difficulty level of the NCERTs.
  • Syllabus of Mathematics — Sets, Relations, and functions, Complex numbers and quadratic equations, Matrices & Determinants, Permutations & Combinations, Mathematical induction, Binomial theorem and its simple applications, Sequences & series, Limits Continuity and Differentiability, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Coordinate Geometry, Three-Dimensional Geometry, Vector Algebra, Statistics & Probability, Trigonometry, Mathematical Reasoning
  • Syllabus of Physics — Physics & Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy & Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Properties of Solid & Liquids, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Oscillations & Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual nature of Matter & Radiation, Atoms & Nuclei, Electronic Devices, Communication Systems & Experimental Skills
  • Syllabus of Chemistry —  Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry, The States of Matter, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure, Chemical Thermodynamics, Solutions, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions & Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals, Hydrogen, S-block Elements, P-block Elements, D- and F- block Elements, Co-ordination Compounds, Environmental Chemistry, Purification & Characterisation of Organic Compounds, Some Basic principles of Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons, Organic Compounds Containing Halogens, Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Polymers, Bio-Molecules, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Principles Related to Practical Chemistry.
JEE Main Application Fees
Paper 1 or 2
Papers Appearing Pen & Paper Based Computer Based Test
  General/OBCs (Boys) SC/ST/PWD/All Girls General/OBCs SC/ST/PWD/Girls
                                                   For Exam Centres in India
Paper 1 or 2 1000 500 500 250
Paper 1 & 2 both 1800 900 1300 650
                                              For Exam Centres in Foreign Country
Paper 1 or 2 2500 1250 2500 1250
Paper 1 & 2 both 3800 1900 3800 1900

JEE Main 2018 Exam Dates

Based on last year dates, here we are providing tentative exam dates of JEE Main 2018.
Events Exam Dates
JEE Main 2018 Notification 3rd week of November 2017
Commencement of Online Application Form 1st week of December 2017
Facility of Correcting Images 2nd week of December 2017
Closing Date of Online Application Form 1st week of January 2018
Last Date of Fee Payment 1st week of January 2018
Opening of Application Form Correction Window 2nd half of January 2018
Availability of Admit Card 2nd week of March 2018
Examination Date for offline exam(Pen & Paper Based Test) 1st week of April 2018
Examination Date for online exam (Computer Based Test) 2nd week of April 2018
Answer Key & OMR Sheet Availability 3rd week of April 2018
Declaration of Result (Score & Rank) 4th week of April 2018
Here are some tricks and tips to crack JEE Main exam 

Relevant Study Material

You should know the whole curriculum that will be covered in the exam; so that you can collect study material for preparation. Reference to best JEE Main preparation books and previous years question papers for JEE Main will go a long way into your preparations. Although it is said that NCERT syllabus is sufficient to clear the JEE Main exams, students who appeared for the JEE Main 2017 exams felt that reference to other JEE preparation was a must to clear the exam and only NCERT was not enough.

Be Focused

First of all, you should be intellectually prepared and keep a confident approach towards your objective. With the really high levels of competition and peer pressures, it is very easy to get distracted and doubt your methods of preparation. It is important to just focus on your preparation and believe in yourself and your methods. Since JEE Main preparations can be very intense, it is very important to be ready to put in all the mental and physical efforts required to clear the exam.

Time Management

Following a strict time table as per specific syllabus targets is very important if you want to complete the syllabus on time and also leave ample amount of time for revision. JEE Main preparation must also include solving sample papers, previous year’s JEE Main papers. To save time during revision, you should make notes of topics while preparing them, so that during revision you don’t waste too much time revisiting each chapter and instead you can refer to the notes. Solve more and more problems, discover more and more new tricks. Try to give more time to chapters and topics that you feel are your weak points. This will help you to perform well in the exam.

Interact with JEE Experts and students

It is always a great idea to know tips and tricks from those who have ‘been there, done that’. Speak to students who have cleared the JEE Main exams, experts, teachers, professors etc. and try to gain as much insight into the JEE Main exam and preparation, as you can. They will let you know about Do’s and Don’ts for JEE Main test.

Group Study

Working with a modest study group goes a very long way in the successful preparation of JEE Main. Group discussion with teachers and fellow students will recreate a cooperative environment to multiply your knowledge exponentially. Students can Quiz and challenge each other with questions from the JEE Main syllabus.

Revise Thoroughly

You should review the curriculum as many times as you can. It will help you in-

It will increase your test-taking speed.

It will help you overcome panic.

It will give you a clear picture about the topics you’re weak in.

Eat & Sleep Well

Having a good diet is as much essential as studying. Your brain needs regular energy and rest to work and function efficiently. You must have at least 8 hours of proper sleep to relax your brain. A regular hobby like running, singing etc. anything that you like, will help your brain refresh and get ready to absorb another few hours of studying. Monotony gets in the way of the brain absorbing new concepts and lessons, so it’s necessary to keep giving it breaks at regular intervals. It is always better to start early and revise towards the end to come through with flying colors!!


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