Candidates who have cleared JEE Mains 2018 are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2018. After clearing the JEE Mains, every candidate must fulfil the following JEE Advanced 2018 eligibility criteria to appear for the exam.
JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria Details:
All the candidates who want to fill the JEE Advanced 2018 application form must fulfil the following five criteria:
Criterion 1 – Performance in JEE Main 2018
Criterion 2 – Performance in class XII.
Criterion 3 – Number of Attempts
Criterion 4 – Appearance in 10+2 (or equivalent) Examination
Criterion 5 – Earlier admission at IITs leads to ineligibility
JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria 1:
Performance in JEE Mains 2018
- JEE Main 2018 Merit List: The candidate should be among the top 2,24,000 (in all categories) to have cleared the JEE Main 2018 exam.
- Score: The candidate must also have a positive score in paper 1 of JEE Main 2018 for being eligible to JEE Advanced 2018.
Note: The category wise percentage of shortlisted candidates
- OBC‐NCL category: 27%
- SC category: 15%
- ST category: 7.5%
- Remaining 50.5% is Open for all.
- Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD (including Dyslexia) candidates.
Category-Wise Distribution of Top 2,24,000 Candidates
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JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria 2:
Performance in class XII
- Minimum Qualification: Candidates who have appeared for 12th class for the first time in 2017 or 2018 are also eligible.
- Minimum Marks: The candidate must secure a minimum of 75% in class 12th or its equivalent class if he/she belongs to General/OBC category and 65% if he/she belong to SC/ST/PwD category.
- Toppers: The candidate must be in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective class 12 board exams.
- Result: The applicants whose class 12th or its equal examination result for the year 2015-2016 were declared after June 2016, they are also eligible for JEE Advanced 2018.
JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria 3:
Number of attempts.
- Attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE Advanced for a maximum of two times in consecutive years.
- The candidates who appeared for JEE Advanced 2017 will also be eligible to write JEE Advanced 2018.
JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria 4:
JEE Advanced 2018 Age Limit
- Candidates born on or after 1st October 1993 are eligible.
- Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST & PWD Candidates i.e., these candidates should be born on or after 1st October 1988.
JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria 5:
Earlier admission at IITs leads to ineligibility
- The candidate must not have been admitted to any IIT/ISM. They should not have acknowledged the IIT/ISM seats by reporting to the reporting centres in the past.
- The Candidates whose admissions at IITs were cancelled after getting admission to any IIT will not be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2018 exam.
- The Candidates who have got admission to any preparatory course in any of the IITs for
the first time in 2017 are also eligible for JEE Advanced 2018.
- The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2017 are also eligible if
- The candidate did not report at any reporting centre
- The candidate withdrew before the last round of seat allotment
- The candidate who had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2017.
Note: The Eligibility criteria given above for JEE Advanced must be entirely fulfilled. If the candidates violate any criteria then that will lead to cancellation of the JEE Advanced 2018 Admit Card and will not be allowed to appear for the exam.