JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018 Announced- Check Age Limit, Educational Requirement

Nidhi Mishra updated on : 31 Oct 2017
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Check JEE Advanced 2018 eligibility criteria to apply for the exam. Candidates who meet the conditions will only get their admit cards to appear for the exam.

JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria

IIT Kanpur has released the eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2018. JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2018 is the set of conditions candidates need to satisfy to appear for JEE Advanced exam. Candidates will be allowed to proceed further in the admission process of engineering course only when they fulfill the requirements specified in JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2018. Failure to meet eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2018 will lead to rejection of the application form for B.Tech course at IITs and ISM Dhanbad. Conditions given in eligibility criteria include age, educational qualification, score in JEE Main and number of JEE Advanced attempts, among others. Candidates who qualify JEE Main 2018 and secure a position among the top 2,24,000 aspirants will only get JEE Advanced admit card. Check the complete article below to get details of JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018-

JEE exam conducting body will create the eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2018. Candidates should carefully read the conditions before filling the online application form. There are basically five conditions mentioned in eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2018.

  • Score and rank in JEE Main 2018
  • Age limit
  • Appearance and score in 12th or equivalent examination
  • Number of Attempts
  • Earlier admission at IITs

Criterion 1 – Performance in JEE Main 2018

Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE Main 2018.

The percentages of various categories are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PwD (including Dyslexia) candidates.

Category-wise distribution of top 2,24,000 candidates (Criterion 1)

S.No

Category

Number of Eligible candidates

1

General

1,07,464

Total 1,13,120

2

General-PwD

5,656

3

OBC-NCL

57,456

Total 60,480

4

OBC-NCL-PwD

3,024

5

Scheduled Caste(SC)

31,920

Total 33,600

6

SC-PwD

1,680

7

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

15,960

Total 16,800

8

ST-PwD

840


The percentages of various categories to be shortlisted are-

S.No

Category

Reservation Percentage

1

SC

15%

2

OBC-NCL

27%

3

ST

7.5%

4

PwD

5%

5

Open

50.5%


Criterion 2 – Age limit

Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.

Criterion 3 – The number of attempts

A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years. Therefore, candidates who appeared in JEE Advanced 2017 for the first time are also eligible.

Criterion 4 – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination

A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in all the subjects in either 2017 or 2018.

Candidates who appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2017 and wish to re-appear in the same in 2018 (either for improvement or because they failed in one or more subjects), will have to re-appear in all the subjects in 2018.

Those who appeared for the first time in their Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2016 or earlier are NOT eligible. However, candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination Board results for the academic year 2015- 16 were declared after June 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018.

Criterion 5 – Earlier admission at IITs/ISM

A candidate should NOT have been granted admission in an IIT/ISM (irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program) OR accepted the IIT/ISM seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past. The candidates whose admission at IITs or ISM was canceled are also NOT eligible.

Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2017 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018. The candidates who have paid seat acceptance fee but not accepted the seat by reporting at the reporting centre during joint seat allocation in 2017 are also eligible.

Check here: The complete JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals is given here.

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