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JEE MAIN 2018 Eligibility

Exam Date : 10th April 2018 To 10th April 2018
Result Date : 27th April 2018

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Joint Entrance Examination [JEE Main] 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

The students who are wanting themselves to be good enough for the JEE Main 2018 ought to satisfy all the qualification criteria for JEE Main 2018 mentioned below. The Eligibility Criteria for attempting JEE Main 2018 for candidates from General/OBC category differs from SC/ST candidates. 

The JEE Main Eligibility Criteria can be divided into 4 sections. These are:

  • Date of Birth of the candidate attempting for JEE Main 2018.
  • Educational Qualification of the candidate attempting for JEE Main 2018.
  • The combination of the subjects for the candidate attempting for JEE Main 2018.
  • The candidate's total number of attempts for JEE Main 2018.

The candidates should ensure that they have cleared all the mentioned Eligibility Criteria before filling up the Application Form.

Eligibility Criteria regarding the Date of Birth for JEE Main 2018:

The candidate's Date of Birth will be considered as one of the Eligibility Criteria's set forward for JEE Main 2018 by the Secondary Education Board. 

  • Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1993 are eligible.
  • However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after October 01, 1987 are eligible.
  • Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.

Eligibility criteria regarding the Qualification for JEE Main 2018:

  • Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 or 2017;
    or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifyingexamination in 2018 are eligible to appear in JEE(Main)- 2018.
  • Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2014 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2019 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2018.
  • Candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2015, did not pass in 2015, but passed in 2016 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2018.

 Eligibility criteria regarding the Subject combination for JEE Main 2018:

  • Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination (QE) Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) - 2018.
  • The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main)2018 and if such candidates appear in JEE(Main) 2017 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.

 Eligibility criteria regarding the total number of attempts for JEE Main 2018:

  • Number of Attempts The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).

    Candidates are also advised to note and verify for themselves the eligibility for appearing in JEE (Advanced) – 2018 as well as eligibility for admission to various institutes. Being eligible to write JEE (main) and by obtaining an all India rank in JEE (Main), a candidate does not automatically become eligible for admission. Candidates seeking admission to the institutions in the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha, which were earlier admitting based on their state level examination, are also advised to verify their eligibility as per criteria laid down by these State Governments.

No. of Attempts and Age limit for the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha:

  • Since the states of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system from 2015. The age limit, for admission to institutions in these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their state level examinations, will be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases will also remainsame as per their past practice. This will however be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs.

 Reservation of Seats:

As per Government of India rules candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria.

These categories are:

  • Other Backward Classes (OBC) if they belong to Non Creamy Layer (NCL)
  • Scheduled Castes (SC)
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST)
  • Persons with Disability (PwD)

with 40% or more disability Benefit of reservation for admission to NITs/IIITs and CFTIs shall be given only to those classes/castes/tribes which are in the respective central list published by the Govt of India. For admission to State Engineering colleges who have opted for admission through JEE(Main)-2017, the reservation rules of that state shall apply.The letter/e-mails regarding reservation criteria will not be entertained by JEE (Main) secretariat/CBSE.

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Can you tell me about the eligibility criteria regarding the subject combination for JEE Main 2017?

Asked By: Nitya,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The eligibility criteria regarding subject combination for JEE Main are:

  • The candidates should get the minimum qualifying marks in class 12 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) as their main subjects for JEE Main.
  • The General/OBC category students should gain a minimum of 40% and the SC/ST category students should gain a minimum of 45%in their class 12/equivalent qualifying exam to be deemed eligible for JEE Main.
  • However, the candidates from General/OBC category must score 75% and the candidates from SC/ST category must score 65% accordingly in their class 12 examination to be eligible for admissions to IITs, NITs, IIITs & GFTIs.
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I wanted to know the number of attempts a candidate is allowed for JEE MAIN.

Asked By: Kunal Tak,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • Each aspiring candidate is allowed a total number of 3 attempts to JEE MAIN 2017.

  • The first 2 being the consecutive years of passing their 10+2/equivalent finals and the latter, the 3rd and final attempt provided to candidates who were unable to clear JEE Main in the first 2 attempts.

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What is Eligibility for Diploma Students in JEE Main 2017?

Asked By: Tharun S,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, to appear in JEE Advanced 2017 a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2017 but his/her rank and score for JEE Main 2017 will not be declared as diploma holders cannot apply for admission in NITs and CFTIs through JEE Main channel.

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What is the State of Eligibility for the Improvement Candidates/Institution Abroad/NIOS for JEE MAIN?

Asked By: Tharan J,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

If a candidate has passed class 12th/equivalent qualifying examination from one state but appeared for improvement from another state, his/her state code of eligibility for JEE Main will be from where he/she has originally passed class 12th/equivalent qualifying examination and not the state from where he/she has appeared for improvement.

For Indian nationals passing the equivalent qualifying examination from an institution abroad, the State of Eligibility for JEE Main will be determined on the basis of permanent address in India as given in the Passport of the candidate.

Candidate passed/appearing in class 12th from NIOS should select the State of Eligibility according to the state in which the study centre is located.

The State of Eligibility in the case of JEE Main is not applicable for the candidates belonging to Nepal/Bhutan/Foreign/OCI/PIO.

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What is the eligibility criteria regarding the Educational of Qualification for JEE Main 2017?

Asked By: Rahul Jain,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • The candidates who passed in their 12th class or qualifying exam in 2015 or 2016 has the eligibility for JEE Main 2017.
  • The candidates who are appearing for their class 12th or qualifying exam in 2017 can also apply for JEE Main.
  • The candidates who appeared for the class 12th or equivalent examination in 2015 but failed to clear are not eligibility for JEE Main 2017.
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What is the eligibility criteria regarding the total number of attempts for JEE Main exam 2017?

Asked By: Rishab R,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Each aspiring candidate is allowed a total number of 3 attempts to JEE Main.

The first 2 being the consecutive years of passing their 10+2/equivalent finals and the latter, the 3rd and final attempt provided to candidates who were unable to clear JEE Main in the first 2 attempts.

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What is the eligibility criteria for JEE MAIN regarding the subject combination

Asked By: Mehul R,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The candidates should get the minimum qualifying marks in class 12 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) as their main subjects for JEE Main.

The General/OBC category students should gain a minimum of 40% and the SC/ST category students should gain a minimum of 45%in their class 12/equivalent qualifying exam to be deemed eligible for JEE Main.

However, the candidates from General/OBC category must score 75% and the candidates from SC/ST category must score 65% accordingly in their class 12 examination to be eligible for admissions to IITs, NITs, IIITs & GFTIs.

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What is the eligibility criteria regarding the date of birth for JEE main 2017

Asked By: Pooja G,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Date of Birth of the candidates will be considered as one of the eligibility criteria's set forward for JEE Main by the Secondary Education Board.

  • The candidates classified under General/OBC category should be born on or after October 1, 1992.
  • The candidates classified under SC/ST category should be born on or after October 1, 1987.
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I am 23 years old. Am I eligible to write the JEE Main exam?

Asked By: Geeta Shekhar,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, you are eligible for the exam. The candidates who belong to General/OBC category should be born on or after October 1st, 1992 to be eligible for the exam while the candidates who belong to SC/ST category should be born on or after October 1st, 1987 to be eligible for the exam.

 

 

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What are the eligibility criteria for Jee main including marks and other details?

Asked By: arvind r,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The JEE Main Eligibility Criteria can be divided into 4 sections. These are:

  • Date of Birth of the candidate attempting for JEE Main.
  • Educational Qualification of the candidate attempting for JEE Main.
  • The subject combination of the candidate attempting for JEE Main.
  • The total number of attempts of the candidate attempting for JEE Main.

The candidates should ensure that they have cleared all the mentioned Eligibility Criteria's before filling up the Application Form.

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