Eligibility Criteria for JEE Advanced 2018Only 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.