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JEE Main 2018 Paper Pattern

It’s quite important for aspiring candidates to know about the exam pattern of JEE Main 2018 well in advance so that they can plan their preparation accordingly. JEE Main 2018 will be conducted in two papers details are as follows:

  • JEE Main Paper I – Paper 1 is for engineering courses (B. E./B.Tech). This paper can be attempted in online or offline mode.
  • JEE Main Paper II – Paper 2 is for Architecture/Planning Courses (B. Arch. /B. Planning). This paper can only be attempted in pen and paper mode.
  • Candidates can apply for both papers.
  • Marking Scheme: Candidates will be provided with +4 marks for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: In case of the wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.
  Subjects Type of Questions JEE Main 2018 Duration of Exam JEE Main 2018 Exam Mode
Paper – 1 B.E/B.Tech Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics 3 hours Pen and Paper based or Computer based
Paper – 2 B. Arch/B. Planning Part 1 – Mathematics Test Part 2 – Aptitude Test Part 3 – Drawing Test Objective type Objective type Questions to test drawing aptitude 3 hours Only Pen and Paper based

JEE Main 2018 Exam Duration and Language:

JEE Main 2018 will be of 3 hours duration. This includes both online (computer based) and offline (pen and paper based) modes.

1 All Examination Centre Cities English and Hindi Medium
2 Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman & Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli English, Hindi and Gujarati
3 Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra English, Hindi, Marathi and Urdu

*The question paper language option should be selected while filling up JEE Main 2018 Online Application Form. It cannot be changed later.


Online Exam (Computer based):

  • To be held from 2nd week of April
  • Online exam of JEE Main 2018 will comprise of PCM with equal weightage to every subject.
  • The exam paper will consist of three parts, which will include questions from PCM.
  • The candidate will have to select one out of the four responses given.
  • Each question will carry 4 marks.
  • The exam duration for Paper I is 3 hours.
  • Zero marks will be deducted for no response.
  • Every wrong answer will attract a deduction of ¼ of the total marks.


Offline Exam (Pen & Paper based):

  • To be held on 1st week of April 
  • The exam will be of 3 hours duration.
  • The paper will carry 90 questions, 30 from each subject - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • The paper will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with one correct answer from a choice of 4 answers for each question.
  • Each question will carry 4 marks.
  • The exam duration for Paper I is 3 hours.
  • Zero marks will be deducted for no response.
  • Every wrong answer will attract a deduction of ¼ of the total marks.


About JEE Main 2018 Paper II:

This paper is conducted for the admissions to the Architecture/Planning courses. The paper will consist of objective type questions.

Paper II of JEE Main 2018 will consist of three parts:

  • Part I – Mathematics
  • Part II – Aptitude Test.
  • Part III – Drawing Test.


Paper II exam schedule

JEE Main Paper II to be held on 1st week of April, tentatively.

*Important: Students need to bring their geometry box, pencils, erasers, cardboard or clipboard and other related materials. Borrowing during the exam is strictly prohibited.