Published On : Tue, Apr 24th, 2018

JEE Mains 2018 answer keys released at, steps to check


JEE Mains 2018 answer keys: CBSE has released the answer keys for the JEE Mains 2018 examination today, on April 24. All those candidates who had appeared for the same can check the keys at the official website, The answer keys will be available till April 27, 2018. The offline examination was conducted in 112 cities across the country on April 8 for admission to engineering courses in various institutes, however, the online examination was conducted on April 15 and 16. This year, around 10.43 lakh candidates had registered for the examination.

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The cut-off for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2018 is expected to be between 95 to 105 this year, according to experts. The exam, which was held on April 8, was considered to be moderate, with difficulty level similar to the last two years. The Physics and Mathematics papers were the toughest, as per the experts.

Selection procedure for admission in IITs and other institutes:
The engineering aspirants who wish to get admissions in the prestigious colleges, they need to secure at least 75 per cent marks in the Class 12 exams or they need to hold the top 20 percentile in their respective state board Class 12 examination. For SC/ST students the qualifying marks would be 65 per cent in the 12th class examination.

Clearing the JEE mains and advanced papers, the candidates can get through in Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) courses. The exam is held in two stages — JEE Main which is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and JEE Advanced which is held by different IITs every year.

As Class 12 marks are not taken into consideration while calculating JEE (Main) 2018 ranks, the CBSE has not verified the roll number of class 12 this year. But the candidates will have to show the marksheet of class 12th (regular/improvement) with 75 per cent marks at the reporting centres at the time of counselling/admission in IITs/NITs/IIITs and other CFTIs.

JEE Mains 2018 Answer Keys: Steps to download

Step 1: Go to the official JEE main website (

Step 2: Click on the link to “display, the challenge of recorded responses, Answer keys” in either Hindi or English under the current events menu.

Step 3: Read the instructions in the PDF provided and go back to the main page.

Step 4: To view the answer key click on “View/Challenge – Answer Key of Paper 1” in the middle of the homepage.

Step 5: To view the recorded responses, click on “View/Challenge of Recorded Responses of Paper 1”

Step 6: Enter your details like registration number, password and security code in the fields provided and login.

Step 7: Download the answer key/response sheets and take a print out of the same for further reference.

How to challenge JEE Main 2018 answer keys?

The candidates, who are not satisfied with the responses may challenge by filing online application form paying a sum of Rs 1000 per questions till April 27, 2018. The fee can also be paid by credit/ debit card and is non-refundable. Last year, around 10.2 lakh candidates had registered for the examinations. The examinations were conducted at 1781 centres across the country on April 2, 2017.

Last year, a total of 11,86,454 candidates appeared out of which 221427 have qualified for the JEE Advanced 2017. Udaipur boy Kalpit Veerwal had topped the exam by scoring perfect 360 out of 360 marks. AIR 2 was bagged by Vasu Jain who scored 350 while Ananye Agarwal got third rank by achieving 350 marks. Among girls, Vrunda Nandkumar Rathi secured AIR 71 rank by scoring 321 marks.