JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria


JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria

JEE Advanced 2018 is organized by IIT Kanpur, one of the seven zonal coordinating IITs under JAB for admission to Bachelor, Integrated Master and Dual Degree programs in all the IITs. Candidates must fulfill various criteria to take up JEE Advanced. IIT Kanpur has officially released the eligibility criteria which includes age limit, percentage required, performance in JEE Main, category the candidate belong to, qualification and nationality. Read below for details:

Criterion 1 - Performance in JEE (Main) 2018:

The top 2,24,000 students who qualify in the JEE Main 2018, will be eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced 2018 examination. (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.

The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are:

Category Percentage
OBC-NCL 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%

The remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

The following table shows the order to be followed while choosing top 2,24,000* candidates in various categories based on the performance in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.

Category-wise distribution of top 2,24,000 candidates (Criterion 1)

Order 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

The total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,24,000 in the presence of tied ranks/scores in any category.

Criterion 2 - Age limit:

Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993.
Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.

Criterion 3 - Number of attempts:

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

Criterion 4 - 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, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria.
  • 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.

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%.

The candidate must fall between the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in class XII to be able to get admission in the programs offered by IITs. Percentile will be calculated on candidate's performance in 5 subjects viz.

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Mathematics
  4. A language (if the candidate had more than 2 languages, the one with higher marks will be considered)
  5. Any subject (with higher marks other than the 4 mentioned above, will be considered)

Criterion 5 - Earlier admission at IITs:

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 centre in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled 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

  1. did not report at any reporting centre (OR),
  2. withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, (OR)
  3. 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.

However, in any of the above cases, the candidate is required to fulfill the conditions mentioned from criterion 1 to criterion 4.

Equivalent Examination to Class XII is given below:

Candidates who have completed the below mentioned education are eligible to JEE Advanced 2018

  • Class XII exam from Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Final exam or 2 year course in Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy
  • Senior School exam conducted by National Institute of Open Schooling with minimum 5 subjects
  • Any school, board or university in India or abroad which is recognized by AIU. H.S.C. vocational examination
  • A Diploma recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration
  • General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level
  • High School Certificate Exam of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva
  • Other criterion

JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

Candidates who fall under the following category will be considered as Foreign Nationals for JEE Advanced:

  • Non-citizens of India (by birth or naturalized)
  • Non-OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) and Non-PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) category
  • Candidates whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under OCI/PIO category at the time of JEE Advanced Registration.

    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.

Eligibility

These candidates are not required to write JEE Main 2018 and may register for JEE Advanced 2018 directly subject to fulfillment 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:

  1. Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in class 12 (or equivalent) Board examination.
  2. Must be within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective class 12 (or equivalent) board examination.

Identity Proof
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 https://www.jeeadv.ac.in/Foreign-Candidates.html

Aggregate Marks of 75%

  • The aggregate marks scored in 2018 Class 12 examination will be considered for candidates who pass the class 12 in 2018.
  • The aggregate marks scored in 2017 Class 12 examination will be considered provided the candidate does not reappear in class 12 in 2018 in any of the subjects.
  • If a candidate has passed class 12 in 2017 and wishes to improve their aggregate marks to meet the aggregate marks of 75% criterion, they can reappear for any number of subjects they wish for improvement. The percentage marks in this situation will be calculated by considering the marks obtained in 2017 or 2018, whichever is higher, in the respective subjects, in their two attempts in 2017 and 2018.

Cut Off Marks for Top 20 Percentile

  • The cut off marks for top 20 percentile are calculated based on Class 12 marks.
  • The top 20 percentile cut off for the academic year 2018 will be considered for students passing class 12 in 2018.
  • Similarly, top 20 percentile cut off for the academic year 2017 will be considered for students passing class 12 in 2017.
  • In case board does not provide information about the cut off for top 20 percentile, candidates will have to produce a certificate from the board.
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