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JEE Advanced 2018: International Candidates to get 10% additional seats in each IIT

Last Updated - August 17, 2017

In recent development, it has been decided that 10% additional seats for foreign students are inducted. It will be done not by expanding the campuses but by inviting foreign nationals to be a part of the programs. The foreign candidates would have to pass JEE Advanced and they are not required to appear for JEE Main examination to get an IIT seat. Therefore, foreign applicants are required to qualify in only one application.

  • According to official reports – “Twenty thousand more candidates will be eligible to write the exam after qualifying the JEE Main and hence getting the total number 2,20,000. 
  • For admission to M. Tech course in IITs, GATE would be also held across 6 international centers i.e. Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, UAE, Singapore and Ethiopia.
  • The official clarified that the there would be no decrease in the number of the seats for Indian students. "The 10% intake is in addition to the existing seats available in each of the 23 IITs,” he added.
  • A lot of interactive features have been introduced to JEE Advanced Application Form, payment of fees and JEE-Advanced result announcement etc. have become less complex now. Certain other features such as video tutorials and SMS services are being planned to be launched for helping the candidates.

​JEE Advanced Registration fee Revised

In the beginning of next year, candidates who register late for JEE Advanced will be charged an extra fee for INR 500. The JEE-Advanced registration fees has also increased to INR- 1200 from INR- 1000 for females and reserved category students.

  • For candidates of the unreserved category, they will now have to pay INR- 2400 instead of INR- 2,000.
  • Foreign Aspirants from SAARC countries are required to pay INR- 9,000 and those from other countries would pay INR- 18,000. The late registration fee for them INR- 5330.
  • As said by IIT official – “The JEE-Advanced cutoff for the aggregate marks in class 12th for the scheduled caste/ scheduled tribe candidates has been reduced to 65% from 70% in the JEE Advanced 2018.
  • In other modification, the candidates having PwD category with dyslexia must submit a certificate from a doctor specializing in psychiatry and associated with Rehabilitation council of India (RCI) or Dyslexia Associations. 
Category of CandidateApplication Fee
Female candidatesINR 1200
SC, ST, PwD candidatesINR 1200
All other candidatesINR 2400
Late feeINR 500

Read About JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

About JEE Advanced 2018

JEE Advanced is a national level exam conducted by on rotational basis. The exam is held for admission to B.E/ B.Tech programs into 23 IITs. Only the top 2,20000 rank holders in JEE Main are eligible to take the exam. JEE Advanced 2018 is scheduled on May 21, 2018 (tentative). 

  • JEE Advanced 2018 Registration will start from April 28, 2018, and ends on May 02, 2018. The JEE-advanced exam date is May 21, 2018.
  • The exam is held in offline mode (pen and paper based). There are two papers in JEE Advanced, candidates need to qualify both papers to qualify the exam.
  • Paper 1 consists of MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) and Paper 2 carries numerical type of questions. 
  • The question paper comprises questions from three sections namely- Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Applicants have to attempt all the questions in the duration of three hours.



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