JEE (Advanced) 2018 official website launched: IIT Kanpur to conduct exam on May 20

JEE (Advanced) 2018

The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) (Advanced) 2018 will be held on May 20, 2018. The entire JEE (Advanced) 2018 examination will be conducted in fully computer-based test mode.

This year, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur is the organising institute of JEE (Advanced) 2018.

Moreover, the official website of JEE (Advanced) 2018 has been launched, the link for which is


Important note:

“The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2018 will be conducted by the seven zonal IITs. The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs. The decisions of the JAB 2018 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2018 and admission to IITs.”

Examination schedule:

The exam consists of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of three hours’ duration, and will be held in two sessions. Both the papers are compulsory.

Note: Both the papers are compulsory. The schedule will remain the same even if the day of examination is declared a public holiday.

JEE (Advanced) 2018 to go online:

In order to make logistics and evaluation process less complicated for all, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) which is the policy-making body on IIT admissions has decided to make the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) completely online.

(Read: JEE (Advanced) to go online: Digital education platforms come to the rescue of rural aspirants) 

Online test to help prevent mistakes:

Moreover, JAB officials said an online test will help prevent mistakes and also avert situations like those encountered last year, when the JAB — the apex body that conducts the exam — reportedly gave 18 bonus marks to candidates who took the JEE Advanced because of printing and translation errors in the question paper, as reported by TOI.

Now, students will now have to take the exam at designated centers and answer question on a computer, instead of marking their answers in an Optical Mark Reading (OMRsheet).

While this decision might seem a straight forward at face value, the reality is a lot trickier.

Here’s why this is trickier:

While most city-dwelling students might be comfortable with this new format, the rural counter parts might struggle in comparison. It is a common notion that many IIT aspirants move to bigger cities to prepare for JEE, two years prior to the exam.