Get here JEE Main 2018 Answer Key and question paper. Question paper and answer key of JEE Main 2018 will be available on same day as exam, after exam. Every year, coaching centres such as allen, fiitjee, resonance release answer key around three hours after exam is over. As exam dates are April 8, 15, 16, so answer keys will be available from these dates only. Along with answer key, the question papers and solutions can also be downloaded. CBSE is to release official answer keys on April 24.

JEE Main 2018 Question Paper and Answer Key
Set A Click here
Set B Click here
Set C Click here
Set D Click here

Candidates can view / download official JEE Main 2018 answer key and submit challenges. CBSE will consider challenges and finalise upon answers for the purpose of evaluating papers. Marks will be calculated on basis of final official answer key only for result and rank.

JEE Main 2018 Answer Key

Answer Key of JEE Main 2018 contains all correct answers of questions asked in exam. Using it, candidates can know answers and also calculate marks. Schedule of exam and availability of answer keys, result are as follows.

CBSE JEE Main 2018 Dates
Date Of CBSE JEE Main 2018 Pen And Paper Based Test 08 Apr 2018
Date Of CBSE JEE Main 2018 Computer Based Test 15 and 16 Apr 2018
Availability Of JEE Main 2018 Unofficial Answer Keys Same Day As Exam
Availability Of JEE Main 2018 Official Answer Keys 24 Apr 2018
Submit Discrepancies / Challenges To CBSE 24 to 27 Apr 2018
Declaration Of Result Of Paper 1 30 Apr 2018
Declaration Of Result Of Paper 2 31 May 2018

JEE Main 2018 question papers, solutions, answer keys will be available here after exam. They will be available in pdf format. Candidates can download or view here set-wise and paper-wise answer keys.

Until then, you can use past year question papers and answer keys to practice for the exam.

As the exam is being held on three days, both this year and past year answer keys are important. This is because candidates who are appearing for Joint Entrance Examination Mains 2018 on April 8 can use past year papers now to practice. Then after exam, JEE Main answer key of 8 April 2018 can be used to know answers and calculate marks. However those who have exam on April 15 can use past year as well as offline exam answer key to prepare and then after exam, JEE Main 2018 online question paper with solution pdf download will be useful for estimating marks. Likewise, students who are appearing for JEE Main 2018 on April 16 can use past year and answer key of April 8 and 15 to prepare, then on April 16, answer key of online exam shall be useful for knowing answers and calculating marks.

Get answer key here: Candidates can view/download JEE Main 2018 Answer Key from this page and after exam.

JEE Main 2018 Answer Key

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What will JEE Main 2018 Answer Key have?

JEE Main 2018 Answer Key will be a pdf file which will contain correct answers to all the questions asked in exam.

Exam pattern of JEE Main 2018 paper 1

Mode: Offline on April 8, Online on April 15 and 16
Duration: 3 hours
Maximum marks: 360
Marking scheme: +4, -1
Number of question: 30 in part A (physics), 30 in part B (chemistry), 30 in part C (mathematics).

Exam pattern of JEE Main 2018 paper 2

Mode: Offline on April 8
Duration: 3 hours
Maximum marks: 390
Marking scheme: +4, -1 for objective questions
Number of question: 30 in part I (mathematics), 50 in part II (aptitude test), 2 in part III (drawing test).
Click here for JEE Main Paper 2 Answer Key 2018.

CBSE Will Release Official JEE Main 2018 Answer Key

  • CBSE will release official answer key along with response sheets of pen and paper based exam and answer key of computer based exam at
  • Answer key will be available from 24 to 27 April.
  • Those who are not satisfied with the scanned responses or answer keys can challenge them.
  • In order to challenge CBSE JEE Main 2018 answer key or response, login link will be available on website.
  • Candidates can login to submit challenges.
  • Candidates also have to pay Rs 1000 per challenge.
  • Fee for challenge against answer key or responses has to be paid vide credit card / debit card.
  • If challenge is accepted by CBSE, then fee gets refunded.

Significance of JEE Main 2018 Answer Key

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Mains) is conducted once a year. It is a very important exam for all engineering aspirants. More than 11 lakh candidates are appearing in it. Immediately after exam, candidates want to know answers to questions asked in exam. Answer key of JEE Main 2018 contains answers to all questions asked in the exam. Apart from letting candidates know the answers, it also helps one in calculating marks.

Marks obtained in JEE Main 2018 = 4 x Number of correct answers – 1 x Number of incorrect answers.

Importance of answer keys can be summarized as:

  • You can know all correct answers.
  • Then you can use marking scheme to calculate marks.
  • After knowing estimated marks, rank can be predicted.
  • With an idea of predicted rank, decision can be taken on what other exams to appear in, and which colleges to apply.
You can use this marks calculator to calculate your score.

What is the difference between unofficial and official answer keys?

JEE Main 2018 is being held on April 8, 15, 16. Officially, CBSE is releasing answer keys on April 24. In between, coaching centres release answer keys and solutions. Unofficial answer key refers to the answer key of JEE Main released by coaching centres. The various coaching centres that issue JEE Main answer key and solutions are:

  • Aakash Institute
  • Allen Kota
  • Career Launcher
  • Career Point
  • IITians PACE Academy
  • Motion IIT JEE
  • Narayana
  • RAO IIT Academy
  • Sri Chaitanya
  • TIME Academy
  • Vidyalankar
  • Vidyamandir Classes

Whereas, official answer key of JEE Main 2018 refers to the answer key released by Central Board of Secondary Education. Since CBSE is the exam conducting body of JEE Main, therefore answer key by CBSE are considered official and final.

Minimum marks required to score in JEE Main 2018 to qualify are

As soon as exam is over, students check answer keys and calculate marks. The next question that arises in your mind is whether you have qualified or not. Please note that there is no passing marks in JEE Main 2018.

The qualifying marks or cut off that are fixed for CBSE JEE Main refers to the minimum marks that are needed to qualify JEE Main in order to appear in JEE Advanced. CBSE will announce cut off marks along with result of JEE Main 2018.

Take a look at cut off in past years.

Year Registered Candidates UR Cut Off SC Cut Off ST Cut Off OBC Cut Off
2017 11.9 lakh 81 32 27 49
2016 12 lakh 100 52 48 70
2015 13 lakh 105 50 44 70
2014 13 lakh 115 53 47 74

There are high chances of cut offs being lower this time. This is because once again IITs have increased the number of candidates who will be eligible for JEE Advanced. Last year the number of candidates that were eligible for JEE Advanced was 220000. This year it is 224000.

Another thing you should know is the top 20 percentile criteria for JEE Mains 2018.

  • Candidate should either have 75% or be in top 20 percentile in 12th class examination by respective board in order to be eligible for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs.

Minimum marks to get admission in NIT through JEE Main 2018

There are 31 NITs in India. In addition, there are 23 IIITs. The minimum marks that you need to get admission depends on following:

  • College
  • Category
  • Branch
  • State quota

Check all opening and closing ranks to get a better idea.

Marks vs Rank in JEE Main 2018

After having prepared for two years or more for the exam, students are relieved that exam is over. But the battle is not over. Results are yet to come. The wait between exam date and result date is tensed and nerve wracking. It is the worry of how much rank will I get in JEE Main that troubles every student. Here, marks vs rank plays an important role.

Once you have calculate the estimated marks, you can use the data given below to predict what your rank can be.

Range of marks Range of Ranks
351-360 1-40
341-350 41-50
331- 340 51-60
321 -330 61-70
311-320 71-200
301-310 201 – 300
291-300 301-500
281-290 501-800
271-280 801 -1200
261-270 1201-1600
251-260 1601-2200
241-250 2201-2900
231-340 2901-3900
221-230 3901-5300
211- 220 5301-6700
201 – 210 6701- 8500
191-200 8501-10,700
181-190 10,701-13,300
171-180 13,301 – 16,500
161 -170 16,501-20,800
151-160 20,801-26,000
141 -150 26,000-31,600
131- 140 31,601-39,000
121 -130 39001- 48,000
111-120 48,001-59,000
100-110 59,001-74,000
81-100 74,001-12,00,00
61 – 80 12,00,01-20,00,00
41 – 60 20,00,01- 38,00,00
21-40 38,00,01-72,00,00
15-20 72,00,01- 83,00,00
10 – 14 83,00,01-93,00,00
0-9 93,00,01-10,50,000

JEE Main 2018 Answer Key Frequently Asked Questions

How to check and compare answer key for JEE Mains online exam?

After the exam, CBSE will send you a copy of your marked responses in JEE Main 2018 online exam. You can keep that copy safely. Once answer key is available, you can download answer key and marked responses and compare them side by side, question wise. Questions and answer order in answer key may not be in same order as your paper, so you have to match every question.

Where can I find answer key for the JEE Main online exam on April 15/16?

You can get the answer key of JEE Main 2018 online exam here as well as after exam.

What does the word Bonus mean in JEE Main 2018 answer key?

Bonus means that all candidates will get full marks for that question whether they have attempted it or not.

Do students automatically get full marks for a question if answer key is wrong?

If any answer in JEE Main 2018 answer key is wrong, then you have to challenge it. In order to challenge answer key, login to from April 24 to 27, select question and pay Rs 1000 per challenge. If answer is wrong, then CBSE will mention that in final answer key and word Bonus will be mentioned against that answer. Then all students get full marks for it. However, if CBSE decides that answer was correct, then this will not happen.

After JEE Main 2018 is conducted on April 8, 15, 16, you can check all answer keys here. Let us know in comments below about mistakes in answer key. Please answer mistakes with date, question paper set, and answer that should be in your opinion.

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