jee advanced 2018 eligibility criteria

JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria

For Indian National (including PIO/OCI)

Criterion 1

Performance in JEE (Main) 2018: Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000 (including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018. Numbers can be exceed slightly if there will ties in marks among students.

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

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, candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination Board results for the academic year 2015-16 were declared after June 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018. 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.

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 the IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past. The candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

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