JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018

Dec. 14, 2017 2540 Gitumoni

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018: IIT Kanpur, the conducting body has defined the eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2018. All candidates who are planning for admission to B.Tech seats offered by IITs will have to meet JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2018. Candidates have to fulfill five JEE Advanced eligibility criteria have to appear in JEE Advanced 2018. The eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced includes factors such as performance in JEE Main 2018, age, appearance in JEE Main, and academic qualification, number of attempts and qualification in JEE Main 2018. To attempt JEE Advanced 2018 examination, Indian national candidates must appear in JEE Main 2018 and be among top 2,24,000 of JEE Main exam. Additionally, candidates can make a maximum of two attempts to qualify JEE Advanced 2018. Registration for JEE Advanced 2018 is expected to start in the fourth week of April while the entrance examination is scheduled to be held on May 20, 2018. To know more about JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2018 read the article below.

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JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted by IIT Kanpur in computer-based mode on May 20, 2018. The JEE Advanced 2018 application form will be made available in the third week of April 2018. JEE Main qualified candidates will be able to apply for JEE Advanced 2018.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018

Eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2018 for various undergraduate programmes is given below. Candidates applying for the exam can check the details of JEE Advanced eligibility. Here are the Jee advanced eligibility criteria:

  • Criterion 1 - Performance in JEE Main 2018
  • Criterion 2 - Age limit
  • Criterion 3 - Number of attempts
  • Criterion 4 - Appearance in class XII examination
  • Criterion 5 - Earlier admission at IITs

JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2018 for Indian nationals is explained below:

1) Performance in JEE Main 2018: Candidates should be among the top 2,20,000 (including all categories) by scoring marks in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2018. The percentages of various categories are:

  1. 27% for OBC-NCL
  2. 15% for SC
  3. 7.5% for ST
  4. 50.5% for General

Within each of these four categories, 3% of seats will be available for PwD (including Dyslexic) candidates.

In the following table, the usual order will be followed while choosing top 2,24,000 candidates in various categories who have scored qualifying marks in JEE Main 2018

Number of top candidates
Total candidates
Open- PwD

2) Age limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. relaxation of five years is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.

3) Number of attempts: Candidate can attempt JEE Advanced for a maximum of two times to qualify the examination. Candidates who appeared in the year 2017 for the first time are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018. Candidates, who have appeared JEE Advanced in 2016 or earlier, are not eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018.

4) Appearance in class XII examination: To be eligible for JEE Advanced 2018, candidates should appear in class 12 or its equivalent examination or any other equivalent examination for the first time in either 2016 or 2017. Candidates whose class 12 or equivalent examination result for the academic session 2015-16 were declared after June 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018

5) Earlier admission at IITs: Candidates who have paid seat acceptance fee but not accepted the seat (by not reporting at any reporting centre during joint seat allocation (JoSAA) in 2018) are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018. Candidates admitted in a preparatory course for the first time in any of the IITs in 2018 can appear in the exam. Candidates who have taken admission in IIT (irrespective of whether or not they have continued in the programme) are not eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018: Foreign Nationals

Candidates belonging to foreign nationals do not have to appear in JEE Main 2018. They can directly apply for JEE Advanced 2018. Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total number of seats in every course.

Nationality: Candidates should not be a citizen of India, by birth or naturalized and they should not belong to OCI/ PIO category. Parents of candidates should not be citizens of India or belong to OCI/ PIO category at the time of registering for JEE Advanced 2018.

Seats Reservation: In every course, 10% of total seats are allotted to foreign nationals under supernumerary category. However, there is no reservation of seats under OBC- NCL, ST, SC and PwD categories for foreign candidates.

Performance in Class XII exam or equivalent: In class 12 or equivalent board examination, candidates have to secure a minimum 75%. If in the Board exam, candidates are awarded only letter grades, they have to obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks. Candidates will require submitting it at the time of seat allotment process

Identity Proof: Identity proof of both the parents is required in the form of citizenship certificate/Passport

Note: In case candidates are unable to provide the required certificate, the decision taken by the authority will be final.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018: Admission to IITs

To be eligible for admission in IITs candidates have to fulfill any one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must secure at least 75% in class XII examination or equivalent board examination. SC, ST, PwD candidates must have scored at least 65% in class XII or equivalent.
  • Candidates must be within top 20 percentile (category wise) in their respective Class 10+2 (or equivalent) board examination.

Calculation of the percentile will be done for the required subjects in a single academic year only. The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion.

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • A language (if the candidate has taken more than one language, then the language with the higher marks will be considered)
  • Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the highest marks will be considered)

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018: Equivalent examination to class XII exam

  • Central, State Board: Class XII examination conducted by a Central, State Board recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • NIOS: Senior Secondary Examination organised by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
  • NDA: Examination of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy (NDA).
  • Vocational Exam: Higher secondary vocational examination.
  • Public School: Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to class XII by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  • Technical Education Board: A diploma recognized by the State Board of Technical Education or All India Council for Technical Education of minimum duration of 3 years.
  • Pre-University: A two-year or intermediate Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University acknowledged by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • GCE: General Certificate Education (GCE) examination at Cambridge, London or Sri Lanka at the Advanced (A) level.
  • Cambridge / Baccalaureate: Cambridge University’s High School Certificate Examination or International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva’s International Baccalaureate Diploma course.
  • Other options: If class 12 examination is not a public examination, candidates must have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination earlier.
  • Certificate from AIU: Candidates who have completed Class 12 (or equivalent) examination outside India or from a Board not specified above have to produce a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities as a proof that their qualifying exam is equivalent to class XII examination.

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018 for Specific Programmes:

  • Candidates should not suffer from any form of colour blindness if they wish to opt for Mining Engineering, Mining Machinery Engineering, Integrated M.Sc program in Geology or Geophysics, or Petroleum Engineering.
  • A medical certificate has to be provided for the same. IITs may constitute a medical board to test the validity to the candidate’s medical condition.
  • For candidates seeking admission to Mining Engineering, the standards of visual acuity with or without glasses has to be strictly adhered as per DGMS Circular 14 of 1972.
  • Persons with one-eyed vision will not be allowed to work underground.

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