JEE ADVANCED 2018 ELIGIBILITY
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018 has been released officially by IIT Kanpur, the organising institute of JEE Advanced 2018. The exam is conducted by one of the seven zonal coordinating IITs under JAB for admission to Bachelor, Integrated Master and Dual Degree programs in all the IITs.
Top 2,24,000 JEE Main qualifiers are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2018. Various eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2018 such as Age Limit, Percentage Required, Qualification and Nationality are mentioned in the following article.
There are five criteria that a candidate must fulfil to appear in JEE Advanced 2018. JEE Advanced eligibility for engineering aspirants is as follows:
Candidates should be in top 2,24,000 (including reserved categories) in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2018. However, the total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,24,000 in the presence of tied ranks/scores.
Around 1 lakh seats are reserved for General candidates followed by 27% seats for OBC category students, and 15% for SC category students and at last 7.5% for ST category students. The below graph and table show the reserved seats for the candidates:
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||27|
Within each of the reserved categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.
Category-wise distribution of top 2, 24,000 candidates
|Category||Number of top candidates|
Students appearing for class 12 in 2018 are eligible to appear in the examination.
Those who have cleared class 12 examination in 2017 are also eligible to apply for the examination.
However, if the examination Board of Class 12 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, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria.
In case, the examination Board of Class 12 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.
JEE Advanced Qualification Marks:
General category students must have an aggregate of 75% marks in class XII or equivalent exam. For candidates from reserved categories, it is 65%.
To be able to get admission in an IIT, the candidate must fall between the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in class XII. This will be calculated on your performance in 5 subjects viz.
Candidates falling under the following category will be considered as Foreign Nationals for JEE Advanced:
Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of the total number of seats in every course.
Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD (Persons with Disability) categories as mandated by Govt. of India.
These candidates are not required to write JEE Main 2018 and may register for JEE Advanced 2018 directly subject to fulfilment of other eligibility criteria.
Age limit: Students should have been born on or after October 01, 1993.
Number of attempts: A maximum of two times in consecutive years.
Appearance in Class 12: A student should have appeared for the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2018.
Performance in Class 12 or Equivalent Examination:
Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in class 12 (or equivalent) Board examination.
Must be within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective class 12 (or equivalent) board examination.
Identity proof of both the parents and the candidate is required in the form of citizenship certificate or a valid Passport.
Candidates can check the following link on JEE Advanced Eligibility for Foreign Nationals
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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