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JEE Main 2018: Admit Cards Likely to be Released on March 10

February 17, 2018 10:06 AM

As per the official notification on the JEE Main bulletin, CBSE is likely to release JEE Main admit cards 2018 by March 10 for candidates who have successfully registered for the examination. Candidates can download the same from the official website The hall ticket for JEE Main would not be sent on the registered email id or through any other medium. All the students are hence suggested to keep a check on the official website regarding the same.

Note- The details regarding the examination center would be mentioned on the admit card. Admission to the examination center would not be permitted without the same.

JEE Main 2018 is scheduled for April 8 in offline and April 15-16 in online mode. 2,24,000 candidates who qualify JEE Main 2018 would be invited to apply for JEE Advanced 2018, scheduled to be held on May 20, 2018 in online mode. As the examination will be held completely in online mode for the first time, the conducting body IIT Kanpur has released three mock tests and help videos to assist students.

For those appearing for JEE Main, CBSE has released official mock tests to familiarize the candidates with the computer-based test and help them understand their level of preparation. Candidates are not required to mention their registration number to access the same.

Class XI Students to be Scribes

According to the corrigendum released by CBSE on, only a class 11 student from science stream, with mathematics as one of the subjects, will be allowed as a scribe for students with various disabilities appearing for JEE Main. Only the visually impaired candidates, with more than 40% disability will be allowed a scribe. Also, any student with 40% or more disability will be allowed an extra hour for writing the exam, irrespective of whether the candidate is availing a scribe’s help or not.

CBSE has further clarified that candidates willing to bring their own scribe must inform the center superintendent at least two prior to the examination. If appointed by the center superintendent, candidate will be allowed to meet the scribe one day before the exam to verify their suitability.

Supernumerary Seats for Girl Students

Also, in a bid to reduce the gender gap at the IITs and promote higher education in women, Ministry of HRD has directed the IITs to ensure at least 14% admissions of female candidates by adding supernumerary seats, without changing the existing tally. The creation of supernumerary seats is expected to take up the girls ration from the existing 8% to 14% in 2018-19.

Following the trend, 31 NITs and IIEST Shibpur are also set to rework their gender diversity numbers by creating supernumerary seats. The idea is to improve female count at the country’s premier engineering colleges.

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