JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria 2018 Age Limit, No Of Attempts, Required Qualification – Check Complete Details Here

By engineering October 10, 2017 15:40

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria has been declared officially!! All those aspirants who wish to get selected for B.Tech seats offered by IITs will have to meet the JEE Advanced 2018 eligibility criteria. Candidates are hereby informed that before applying for JEE Advanced 2018, must check the eligibility criteria. Well, candidates can check complete details such as JEE Advanced No of Attempts, Age Limit and Required Qualification for JEE Advanced from this page. 

JEE Advance exam is conducted by IITs and ISM so as to provide admission to the deserving candidates in Under Graduate, Post Graduate and other courses in engineering, science, architecture or pharmaceutical programmes. Those applicants, who will fail to satisfy the JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2018 so their application forms will be rejected. To get more information about JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria, you are required to go through the whole page which is well prepared by the team of

JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

It is advised that all candidates read the full JEE Advanced 2018 eligibility criteria before filling the online application form as ineligible candidates will not be allowed to attempt the entrance examination. There are five criterions that the candidates will have to fulfill to be eligible for JEE Advanced 2018.

  • Criterion 1 – Performance in JEE Main 2018
  • Criterion 2 – Age Limit
  • Criterion 3 – Number of Attempts
  • Criterion 4 – Appearance in 10+2 (or equivalent) Examination
  • Criterion 5 – Earlier Admission at IITs

JEE Main 2018 Performance Eligibility

The applicants will have to qualify JEE Main examination 2018 and be among the top 2, 24,000 (including all categories) candidates. The percentages of various categories are 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all.

Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PWD candidates. The authority will follow the following order for selecting top 224000 candidates in various categories:

Category Number of “Top” Candidates Total
Open 1,07,464 1,13,120
Open PwD 5,656
OBC-NCL 57,456 60,480
OBC-NCL PwD 3,024
SC 31,920 33,600
SC PWD 1680
ST 15,960 16,800
ST PWD 840
Age Limit for IIT JEE Advanced Eligibility 2018

To apply for JEE Advanced 2018, the candidates should have been born on or after 01-10-1993. Upper age relaxation will be given to the reserved category candidates such as SC/ ST and PWD category candidates will get a relaxation of 5 years i.e., they should have been born on or after 01-10-1988.

Number of Attempts for JEE Advanced

The JEE Advanced entrance examination can be attempted maximum two times in consecutive years. Those aspirants who attempted JEE Advanced examination for the first time in 2017 will also be eligible for the present session.

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Appearance in 10+2 Examination

The aspirants should have appeared for the 10+2 examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2018. Though, those applicants whose 10+2 examination results for the academic session of 2015-16 were declared after June 2016 will also be eligible for JEE Advanced 2018.

Earlier Admission at IITs

Aspirants should not have been admitted in any IIT irrespective of whether he/she continued in the programme or not. IIT seat should also not have been accepted by the candidate in the past by reporting at the reporting centre. Those candidates whose admissions at IITs were cancelled will also not be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2018.

Those candidates who have been admitted to a foundation course in any IIT for the first time in 2017 will be allowed to appear for the JEE Advanced 2018 exam. The admission authorities will also term those candidates who paid the seat acceptance fee but did not accept the seats.

Examinations Considered As Equivalent to Class 12th
  • Intermediate or two year Pre-University examination conducted by a Board or University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities
  • Final examination of 10+2 system conducted by a Central or State Board recognized by the Association of Indian Universities
  • Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects
  • Final examination of the two year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy
  • Any Public School, Board or University examination in India or in a foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the AIU
  • Diploma recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) or a State Board of Technical Education of at least 3 years duration
  • General Certificate Education examination (London, Cambridge or Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level
  • High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva.

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Performance in 10+2 Standard Board Examination

The candidates will have to satisfy at least one of the following two criteria for admission to IITs:

  • Candidates should have scored at least 75% aggregate marks in 10+2 standard board examinations. For SC/ ST and PWD candidates, the aggregate marks should be at least 65%.
  • The candidates should be within the category wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective 12th standard (or equivalent) board examination.

The secured scores in the five subjects will be considered for calculating the collective 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)

For calculation of the total marks for five subjects, if the marks awarded in a subject is NOT out of 100, then the marks will be scaled to 100 so that the total aggregate marks is out of 500.

Calculation of Total Marks

If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both 11th and 12th standard examinations, then only 12th standard marks will be considered. If a Board gives aggregate marks considering the results of all three years of a 3 year diploma, then only the marks scored in the final year will be considered. Similarly, for Boards which follows a semester system, the marks scored in the final two semesters will be considered.

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Cutoff Marks for the Top 20 Percentile

  • Cutoff marks for PWD candidates will be the same as the lowest of the cutoff marks for General, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories.
  • Category cutoff marks for the top 20 percentile will be calculated based on the marks scored by all the “successful” candidates in their respective boards in the particular year.
  • Top 20 percentile cutoff for the academic year 2018 will be considered for the candidates who qualify 12th standard examination in 2018.
  • If a candidate passes 12th standard in 2017 but writes one or a few subjects in 2018 for improvement, then top 20 percentile cutoff for 2017 will be considered. However, if a candidate writes all the subjects in 2018, then the better of the two performances will be considered.
  • Similarly, the top 20 percentile cutoff for the academic year 2017 will be considered for those candidates who passed 12th standard examination in 2017.

Aggregate Marks of 75% (or 65% for SC, ST, PWD)

If an applicant qualified 12th standard examination in 2017 but writes any of the necessary subject in 2018 for improvement or any other reason, then the aggregate percentage will be calculated by considering the maximum marks obtained in the required subjects.

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Final Words

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