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JEE Advanced Eligibility 2018, Age Limit, Number of attempts

Eligibility for JEE Advanced 2018 | JEE Advanced Eligibility, Age Limit, Qualification

Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI for Appearing in JEE Advanced 2018

All the applicants must fulfill each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE Advanced 2018.

Criterion 1 – Performance in JEE Main 2018: Applicants should be among the top 2,24,000* (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE Main 2018.

The percentages of various categories of applicants to be shortlisted 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 applicants.

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

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

ORDER CATEGORY Number of “Top” applicants
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 applicants can be slightly greater than 2,24,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks / scores in any category.

Criterion 2 – Age limit: Applicants should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD applicants, i.e., these applicants should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.

Criterion 3 – Number of attempts: Applicant can attempt JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

Criterion 4 – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination: Applicant must 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 applicants 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 applicant was withheld, then the applicant will not be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018.

Criterion 5 – Earlier admission at IITs: Applicant 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. Applicants whose admission at IITs was cancelled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018.

Applicants 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 applicants who paid seat acceptance fee in 2017 but (i) did not report at any reporting centre OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) 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 applicant is required to fulfill the conditions mentioned from criterion 1 to criterion 4.

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