Joint Entrance Examination Advanced [JEE Advanced]

JEE ADVANCED 2018 Eligibility

Exam Date : 1st April 2018 To 8th April 2018
Result Date : 23rd April 2018

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Eligibility Criteria for JEE Advanced 2018

Only the candidates who have cleared the JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.In addition to clearing the JEE Mains, every candidate must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

Eligibility Criteria 1: Performance in JEE Mains.

  • The candidate should be among the top 2,20,000 (in all categories) to have cleared the JEE Main.
  • The candidate must also have a positive score in JEE Mains for being eligible to JEE Advanced.

Eligibility Criteria 2: Performance in class XII.

  • The candidate must secure a minimum of 75% (General/OBC) and 65% (SC/ST/PwD) in 12th or equivalent class.  
  • The candidate must be in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective class 12 board exams. 
  • If the candidate passes class 12 in 2016 and is rewriting one/all of the required subjects in 2018 for improvement or any other reason, then the aggregate percentage is calculated using the maximum marks in the required subjects.

Eligibility Criteria 3: Number of attempts for Eligibility.

  • The candidate can attempt JEE Advanced a maximum of two times in consecutive years.
  • Candidates who appeared for JEE Advanced 2016 will also be eligible to write JEE Advanced 2018.
  • Those candidates whose results for the academic year 2014 - 2015 were declared after June 2015 will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2018.
  • Must've appeared for the 12th class for the first time in 2016 or 2018.

Eligibility Criteria 4: Age Limit for eligibility.

  • Candidates must have been born on or after 1st October 1992 are eligible.
    Five years relaxation is given to SC and ST candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after 1st October 1987.

Eligibility Criteria 5: Earlier admission at IITs leading to ineligibility.

  • A candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT/ISM (irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program) OR even accepted the IIT/ISM seat by reporting at a institutes reporting centre in the past.
  • The candidates whose admission at IITs or ISM was cancelled are also NOT eligible.
Note: The Eligibility criteria given above for JEE Advanced must be strictly adhered to. Any violation of the eligibility criteria will result in the cancellation of the Admit Card and the disqualification of the candidate from writing JEE Advanced.

 JEE Mains 2016 Cut-off for JEE Advanced 2016:

Category

Cutoff Score for appearing in JEE Advanced 2016

General

100

Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL)

70

Scheduled Caste (SC)

52

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

48

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I have scored 73% in my 12th standard examination. Am I eligible to write the JEE Advanced exam?

Asked By: Anmol Jha,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

If the candidate belongs to the General/OBC category then the candidate should have scored minimum 75% and if the candidate belongs to the SC/ST/PwD category then the candidate should have scored minimum 65% in their 12th standard examination or the candidate must be in the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective class 12 board exams. 
If the candidate passes class 12 in 2016 and is rewriting one/all of the required subjects in 2017 for improvement or any other reason, then the aggregate percentage is calculated using the maximum marks in the required subjects.

Here in this case the candidate is eligible if he/she satisfies the other criteria.

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What was the cut-off for the Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL) category in JEE Advanced 2016?

Asked By: Priyanka Francis,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • The cut-off score for the Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL) category in JEE Advanced 2016 is 70.
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What was the cut-off for JEE Advanced 2016?

Asked By: Chandan S,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • The cut-off percentage category wise is as below: -

 JEE Mains 2016 Cut-off for JEE Advanced 2016:

Category

Cutoff Score for appearing in JEE Advanced 2016

General

100

Other Backward Class (OBC-NCL)

70

Scheduled Caste (SC)

52

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

48

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For those candidates who are attempting their 10+2 (or equivalent) examinations in 2016(or have passed QE in 2015) and after if the percentile score is not available for their board then what would be the admission eligibility criteria?

Asked By: Priyanka Chauhan,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • In case the percentile score of QE is not made available by the Board, the CBSE score for ‘top 20 percentile of the successful candidates’ from the lot of students of the corresponding year will be used for determining the eligibility for admission.
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If a candidate has accepted a seat through JoSAA 2016. Would he/she be eligible for JEE Advanced 2017?

Asked By: Levita Mathews,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • If the candidate has accepted a seat in any of the IITs/ISM, he/she is not eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2017 but if they have accepted a seat in NITs/IIITs/Other GFTIs through JoSAA 2016, then you are considered eligible for JEE Advanced 2017.
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Do we have any special provisions or schemes for admission for NRI, PIO, OCI or foreign national students in IITs?

Asked By: Neha Neharika,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • No, we don't. All candidates, irrespective of their origin and country of residence, will have to meet the same eligibility criteria as specified for General category students. They have to clear Paper 1 of  JEE Main exam and qualify for the JEE Advanced exam.
    Foreign candidates may try the Direct Admission to Students Abroad (DASA) scheme for admission to NITs if interested.
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I have written my class 12 board exams last year, but could not get the required marks to fulfill the Top 20 percentile norm for JEE. Hence, I did not write JEE Advanced last year. I will be appearing again for board exams this year to improve my percentage. Would I be eligible to write JEE Advanced?

Asked By: Suraj D\'souza,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • Yes, you may sit for the exam if you are appearing for all the subjects in your re-exam and also, fulfill other specified eligibility criteria.
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I have qualified for the JEE Advanced 2016 exam. I was allotted a seat and I have paid the admission fee. However, I was unable to join the program. Can I appear for JEE Advanced this year?

Asked By: Dhanya Nair,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • If a student has accepted a seat in any IIT or ISM, Dhanbad and paid the admission fee, he or she is not eligible to sit for JEE Advanced again. However, if you file a withdrawal form within the stipulated deadline and revoke your seat, you may sit for the exam.
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I have been admitted in one of the IITs for a preparatory course. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2017?

Asked By: Rithika Hegde,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • Yes, you are eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2017 provided that you fulfil all the other eligibility criteria.
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I have accepted a seat through JoSAA 2016. Am I eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2017?

Asked By: Swati Ganesh,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • No, it is not possible. If you have accepted a seat in any of the IITs then you are not eligible for JEE (Advanced) 2017.
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