JEE Advanced Eligibility 2018

JEE Advanced Eligibility 2018

JEE Advanced Eligibility 2018

JEE advanced eligibility criteria 2018 have been announced. The good news is, this year number of candidates would be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced more than in 2017. The number of candidates who qualify JEE Main and will be considered eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2018 has been increased to 2,24,000, that is the top 2,24,000 candidates in JEE Main 2018 will be considered eligible for JEE Advanced 2018.

Performance in JEE (Main) 2018:

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

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The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted 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, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PWD candidates.

Category-wise distribution of top 2, 24,000 candidates

S. No. CATEGORY Number of “Top” candidates
1 OPEN 1,07,464 Total 1,13,120
2 OPEN-PWD 5,656
3 OBC-NCL 57,456 Total 60,480
4 OBC-NCL-PWD 3,024
5 SC 31,920 Total 33,600
6 SC-PWD 1,680
7 ST 15,960 Total 16,800
8 ST-PWD 840

Age Limit:

The candidate should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. A relaxation of five years is given to SC, ST and PWD candidates, that is, they should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.

Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination:

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

However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year  2015-16 after June  2016, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2016 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

In case, the Examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2015-16 before June 2016 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

Number of Attempts:

A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

Earlier admission at IITs: 

If a candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program or accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting center in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was canceled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

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 paid seat acceptance fee in 2017 but (i) did not report to any reporting centre OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.