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JEE Main Result, Cutoff, Scorecard - Released

Updated On - July 10th 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

JEE Main 2018 Result for Paper 2 has been announced at on May 30. The result for Paper 1 was declared on April 30 along with the score card and All India Ranks. Earlier, it was reported that CBSE would announce the result for Paper 1& 2 together. To view result of JEE Main 2018, enter Roll No. and DOB (dd/mm/yyyy). The result 2018 is announced in the form of scorecard containing all the details including the category wise cutoff marks.

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Candidates who wish to obtain OMR sheet along with calculation sheet can submit their application form before May 31, 2018. Check JEE Main Paper 2 Answer Keys

Check JEE Main Results at

NTA will be organising JEE Main from 2019 onwards twice a year in January and April in online mode only. The exam was being conducted by CBSE till 2018. Candidates can appear in either of the two or both. The syllabus, nature of questions, choice of language & exam fee will not change. Read more

JEE Main Scorecard

Candidates must download scorecard through JEE Main login to participate in JEE Main Counselling. Scorecard will also include the All India Rank (AIR) and category rank (if applicable). CBSE also releases JEE Main Rank wise list name for B.Tech admissions and JEE Advanced Eligibility. The JEE Main Cut Off to qualify for JEE Advanced is CRL, OBC-NCL, SC, ST, PwD is 74, 45, 29, 24, 35 respectively.

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JEE Main 2018 Result Highlights

Only the score obtained in JEE Main 2018 paper 1 or paper 2 is included while releasing JEE Main Rank list name wise. The use of class 12 marks in ranking for preparing JEE Result 2018 has been discontinued. The result of JEE Main 2018 also shows whether the candidate has qualified for JEE Advanced or not, subject to meeting other eligibility criteria.

JEE Main Result

Total Marks

  • Maximum score for paper 1 is 360 marks.
  • Maximum score for paper 2 is 390 marks.

Marks obtained in Paper 1 = Number of correct answers x 4 – Number of incorrect answers x 1.

Marks obtained in Paper 2 = Number of correct answers in Maths and Aptitude Test x 4 – Number of incorrect answers in Maths and Aptitude Test x 1 + marks obtained in Drawing Test.

–– Class 12 marks are not considered for calculating normalized scores, as decided by CBSE.
–– For candidates to qualify for admission to IITs/ NITs/IIITs or GFTIs, should score a minimum 75% marks (65% for SC/ ST) in class 12th or be in top 20 percentile in class 12th exam.
–– Top 2 lac 24 thousand candidates qualifying JEE Main 2018 paper can appear for JEE Advanced, scheduled for May 20, 2018. Know more

JEE Main Result Date 2018

The JEE Main Result Date 2018 for  Paper 1 and Paper 2 is April 30 and May 31 respectively. Candidates can check their result through JEE Main login. 

JEE PaperJEE Main 2018 Paper DateJEE Main Result Date 2018
Paper 1 (B.E./B.Tech.)April 8, 15, 16April 30
Paper 2 (B.Arch.)April 8May 30

There is no fixed time defined by the CBSE for the declaration of JEE Main Result. JEE Main Result 2018 declared at 6:30 pm. While, in 2017, JEE Main result was declared at 1 p.m. while in 2016 the result was declared at 5 p.m.  


How to Check JEE Main 2018 Result?

CBSE has declared JEE Main Result 2018 in April-May at link is also provided on the home page of 2018 Result. This time Google has come with the direct link for checking JEE Main Results Online. Just type “JEE Main Result” in google search and the following page will appear. 

JEE Main Result

Now enter the JEE Main Roll Number and Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy) and get the result.

Steps to check result of JEE Main 2018 and downloading the scorecard are mentioned below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of CBSE Results to check result of JEE Main 2018

Step 2: Search for JEE Main 2018 Result and click on it

JEE Main Result


Step 3: Enter Roll Number and Date of Birth on JEE Main login page 

Step 4: Verify and submit the details to check JEE Main Result 2018

Step 5: Save and download JEE Main result 2018 and score card for future correspondence.

The page showing result of JEE Main 2018 will have candidate’s personal details like roll no., name, date of birth, father’s name, category and state code of eligibility. Apart from this, the individual marks in each subject with total marks in JEE Main 2018 paper will be mentioned in JEE Main 2018 Result page. The cut off scores for JEE Advanced eligibility will also be shown as per the category.

Sample of JEE Main Score Card/ Rank Card

JEEMainScorecard, JEEMainrankcard

  • The document will not be sent via mail/ SMS/ post, it will be available online only through JEE Main Login
  • The rank card of JEE Main must be carried at the time of JEE Main Counselling.
  • It will carry the All India Rank, Candidate’s Name, Roll Number, Category wise rank and total marks obtained.

Forgot Roll Number?

  • The Roll Number is mentioned in JEE Main Admit Card
  • If the admit card is not available, download it again from 2018 by using Application Number and Password. 
  • In case, the application number is not accessible then check the email that was sent on registered email while applying for JEE Main 2018 through JEE Main login.
  • If the application number and password are lost then retrieve them using Forgot Password/ Forgot Application Number at 2018 session

Details Mentioned on JEE Main Scorecard

  • Roll number
  • Name
  • Mother’s name
  • Father’s name
  • Category
  • Sub category
  • State code of eligibility
  • Nationality
  • Marks obtained in JEE Main 2018 Paper 1 (Subject-wise and total)
  • All India Rank
  • Category rank
  • Cut off score for appearing in JEE Advanced 2018
  • Instructions

JEE Main 2018 Statistics

The offline JEE Main paper was successfully conducted on April 8, 2018 for approximately 10,43,739 lakh candidates registered for admission to UG engineering programs in NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs. The JEE Main Result date 2018 for both online and offline Paper-1 is April 30, 2018.

The details of the offline exam held on April 8, 2018 are:

JEE Main Result 2018

The following graph represents JEE Main state-wise qualifier list for the year 2017. Maharashtra ranks first with the highest number of qualifiers i.e. 166020-

JEE Main result, JEE Main Result 2018

JEE Main 2018 Answer Key

  • CBSE will release JEE Main 2018 answer keys and images of response (OMR) sheet of the examinations at
  • Visit the page “JEE Main Login” from April 24 to April 27, 2018 to check JEE Main 2018 Answer Keys. 
  • Candidates unsatisfied with the captured responses can challenge by filling an online application form and paying INR 1000 per question.
  • Challenge of JEE Main 2018 answer keys will be accepted online only upto 11:59 PM.
  • Payment can be made via credit/ debit card to check JEE Main 2018 answer keys
  • Fee once paid is non-refundable, however, in case the challenge is accepted by the Board, the fee for each accepted challenge will be refunded on the candidate’s concerned card.

Check Here JEE Main 2018 Answer Keys

Note: The JAB’s/ CBSE’s decision on the challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained. Post-release of answer keys, The result of JEE Main 2018 will be declared on April 30, 2018

JEE Main Rank Calculation

Merit list will be declared at the time of counselling and class 12 marks will not be considered for rank calculation. The formula used for calculating JEE Main score is- 

JEE Main Score = 4 marks x number of correct answers - number of wrong answers x 1

The actual scores of candidates in JEE Main 2018 will be used to calculate the ranks. AIR will be affected directly by the scores obtained in JEE Main i.e. higher the scores, better the rank in JEE Main 2018. In case, two or more candidates score equal marks, then the tie-breaking rule or inter-se-merit will be applicable.

JEE Main Participating colleges, JEE Main 2018

Post release of JEE Main 2018 answer keys candidates can also predict their ranks using JEE Main Rank Predictor designed by

JEE Main 2018 Inter-se-merit Rule

In case, candidates secure same marks/ score in JEE Main, then tie-break criteria will be applied. Check the application and guidelines of inter-se-merit for JEE Main Result 2018:

Tie-break criteria BE/B.Tech (other than IITs)

Higher Marks in Mathematics > Higher Marks in Physics > Ratio of Negative and Positive Marks (Higher Absolute Value) > Same Rank

Tie-break criteria for B.Arch (other than IITs)

Higher Marks in Aptitude Test > Higher Marks in Drawing Test > Ratio of Negative and Positive Marks (Higher Absolute Value) > Same Rank

In case the tie is not broken, the candidates will be given same ranks while declaring JEE Main Result 2018

What after JEE Main Rank (AIR) is announced?

CBSE is responsible for conducting JEE Main 2018 Paper. After the declaration of JEE Main result, CBSE sends the data to seat allocation boards. The states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha and some other institutions have joined JEE Main system, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. Read More

These states and institutes accept JEE Main result 2018 data for the purpose of seat allotment and counselling. JoSAA and CSAB are the responsible boards for allocation of seats. 

JEE Main 2018 Counselling

  • The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) holds JEE Main Counselling and Seat Allotment for JEE Main and JEE Advanced candidates after declaration of JEE Main Result 2018
  • There is a maximum of six rounds. 
  • Candidates will be called on the basis of their ranks in the JEE Main Rank List name wise. 
  • There are 23 IITs, 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 20 Other-Government Funded Technical Institutes (Other-GFTIs) participating institutes accepting result of JEE Main 2018
  • The entire seat allocation and admission process would be managed through centralized JEE Main Counselling.

JEE Main 2018 Seat Allotment

  • Candidates are allotted seats on the basis of their merit and availability of seats. 
  • Before the actual seat allotment, mock allotment of seats will take place in two rounds.
  • This allows candidates to know the seat allotment process and this way, they will also be able to know and choose better preferences for themselves in the main rounds.

JEE Main Result – FAQs

Ques. When will JEE Main Result of Computer Based Examination be declared?

Ans. JEE Main Result Date 2018 for Paper 1 is  April 30, 2018. While for JEE Main Result Date 2018 Paper 2 (B.Arch) is May 31.

Ques. What are the qualifying marks for JEE Main 2018?

Ans. The qualifying marks for JEE Main is the cut off which is mentioned on the Scorecard. The expected qualifying marks for JEE Main 2018 is mentioned below-

CategoryJEE Main 2018 Qualifying Marks (expected)
Schedule Caste32
Schedule Tribe27

Ques. Do I have to fill the application form separately for each JEE Main participating college?

Ans. No. The entire seat allocation and admission process of all the participating colleges (22 IITs, ISM, 31 NITs, 20 IIITs and 20 GFTIs) would be managed through centralized JEE Main Counselling. The seat allotment process of JEE Main is conducted by JoSAA

Ques. How can I download my JEE Main scorecard?

Ans. A simple 4 step process to download the JEE Main scorecard is as follows:

  1. Open the official website:
  2. Look for the link that reads “JEE Main 2018 result”.
  3. Click on the link and provide the details of the Roll Number and Date of Birth.
  4. Click on submit button and your JEE Main 2018 score is displayed on screen.

Ques. How is JEE Main Rank/ Merit List prepared?

Ans. JEE Main 2018 Score will be used to prepare All India Rank (AIR) List and State Merit Lists on the basis of which seats will be allocated to NITs, IIITs and other Central and State Government funded institutes.

Ques. Which Board conducts the counselling for SFTIs and NEUTs?

Ans. For admission to IITs, NITs, IIITs and GFTIs, JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) conducts the counselling. While for SFTIs and NEUTs, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) conducts the counselling.

Ques. What is Normalization of Marks in JEE Main 2018?

Ans. The normalization criteria for the examination is as follows:

  • Calculation of normalized marks will be done without considering the Class XII marks.
  • Candidates with 75% marks (65% for reserved categories) in Class XII will qualify for JEE Advanced.
  • Candidates within top 20 percentile in their state board also qualify for JEE Main Counselling.
  • Normalization is calculated with the number of candidates in the group with aggregate marks less than the candidate divided by the total number of candidates and multiplied by 100.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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Akanksha Gupta

What if a candidate does not enter time slot for online based examination?

26 Apr, 2018 18:31
Akansha Expert

Hi Akanksha, Random data/ time slot should be allotted to the students.

26 Apr, 2018 18:38
Akanksha Gupta

When will counselling start for JEE Main 2018?

26 Apr, 2018 18:30
Akansha Expert

Hi Akanksha, Most likely in the second week of June.

26 Apr, 2018 18:43
Vivek Bansal

Can i recheck my answer sheet?

26 Apr, 2018 18:27
Akansha Expert

Hi Vivek, No, you cant recheck your anaswer sheet. But you can challenge the Answer key as well as OMR sheet

26 Apr, 2018 18:47
Vivek Bansal

Does result will show my category rank too?

26 Apr, 2018 18:27
Akansha Expert

Hi Vivek, Yes, Result will display the AIR and Category rank and Marks of all candidates.

26 Apr, 2018 18:48
Vijay Khatri

My expected JEE Main score is 150 as per the official answer key; please tell me my rank?

26 Apr, 2018 18:26
Akansha Expert

Hi Vijay, Click here to predict your ranks: JEE MAIN rank Predictor

26 Apr, 2018 18:49
Vijay Khatri

How can I challenge to the JEE Main Official Answer Key?

26 Apr, 2018 18:26
Akansha Expert

Hi Vijay, Follow the below given steps:

1: Visit the official website.

2: Login by Entering the application number and password.

3: In your computer screen four options will be displayed. (Download Admit Card, Manage Application, Answer Keys and Response Sheet).

4. Click on the answer key and challenges option.

5. Then follow the steps by entering the question which you want to challenge and upload the printout copy of the right answer.

6. Candidates need to pay answer key challenge fee which is 1000 RS/questions and submit it.

26 Apr, 2018 18:50
Kritika Gupta

Is it mandatory to carry JEE Main Rank Card or result at the time of counselling?

26 Apr, 2018 16:51
Akansha Expert

Hi Kritika Gupta, Yes. Candidates must produce the document in order to participate in the admission procedure of JEE Main.

26 Apr, 2018 16:57
Arindam Moitra

How many candidates will be shortlisted for JEE Advanced 2018? Is there a category division for shortlisting candidates?

26 Apr, 2018 16:51
Akansha Expert

Hi Arindam Moitra, The total number of top JEE Main AIR holders to be selected are 2,24,000. Yes, there is category wise distribution in total number of candidates to be shortlisted. Category-wise distribution of top 2,24,000* candidates (Criterion 1)



Number of ‘’Top’’ Candidates


































26 Apr, 2018 17:00
Arindam Moitra

I don't have a printer at home. How can I save the score card to take printout later?

26 Apr, 2018 16:51
Akansha Expert

Hi Arindam Moitra, You have two options - either visit the nearest cyber cafe in you locality and login with your details to take the printout directly. If you are using Chrome or Firefox, you can also save the screen as PDF by pressing 'Ctrl P' and choosing 'Save as PDF' option. You ca later take out printout from system connected with printer.

26 Apr, 2018 17:02
Shivani Tiwari

I have cleared my JEE Main cutoff, so am I eligible to appear for Advanced?

26 Apr, 2018 12:56
Akansha Expert

Hi Shivani Tiwari, Clearing cut off doesn't mean to qualify for JEE Advanced. To be eligible to appear for the advanced, you should be in top 2.24 lakh All India Rank holders.

26 Apr, 2018 15:35
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