The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has notified following two changes in the JEE pattern from 2017:
1. There shall be no weightage for the 12th class marks in calculating the ranks in the JEE (Main) examination,
2. 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)/JEE(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/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class examination.
The States of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland, Odisha & some other institutions have joined JEE (Main) system, however, their admission criteria will be notified by the concerned authorities. Therefore, the candidates seeking admission to the institutions in these states, which were earlier admitting based on their State level examination, are also advised to fill in the JEE (Main)–2018 application form online. The Paper-1 (B. E./B. Tech.) of JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs.
About JEE Main Or AIEEE
Jee main is same as AIEEE and jee advanced is same as IIT JEE
An All-India Engineering/Pharmacy/Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE) was conducted by CBSE, Department of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development in compliance with the directives of the Government of India, for admission to degree level courses in Engineering, Pharmacy and Architecture in Central Universities, National Institutes of Technology, Deemed Universities and Institutions in the States/UTs other than those covered by Joint Entrance Examination/State Level Entrance Examination for paid or unpaid seats based on the score.
All candidates (General and OBC) born on or after October 1st, 1993 are eligible to apply for JEE Mains 2018. For SC, ST and PwD candidates, the age limit has been relaxed and should have born on or after October 1st, 1988 for being eligible.
Aadhaar Card: - This is must from 2017.