Great news for JEE aspirants who are going to appear for JEE-Main -2018. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has doubled the number of cities for Joint Entrance Examination-Main (JEE-Main) 2018. The number cities where the exam will be held this year has been increased to 258 from 113 in 2017. So it would be a big relief for the candidates from smaller towns and villages as they can find centres closer to their homes. Increasing the number of exam cities will benefit them.
Apart from increasing the number of cities in India, another city was added is Qatar, taking the total count of exam cities outside India to 10. The international cities that have JEE-Main exam centres are Colombo, Kathmandu, Singapore, Bahrain, Dubai, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Qatar and Dhaka.
In India, a maximum number of exam cities are in Maharashtra (31) followed by Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, 18 each and Tamil Nadu (17). While all the exam centres will offer the computer-based test, pen-and-paper test will only be available at select centres.Candidates opting for computer-based examination are required to opt for exam date at the time of filling the JEE Main 2018 application form.
Also, dates and slots will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For candidates opting for the entrance exam outside India, the entrance exam will be held on April 15.