JEE Advanced 2018Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, the conducting body of JEE Advanced 2018, has finally released the eligibility criteria for the exam. The much awaited announcement has brought with it good news for all you IIT aspirants. The news is that from next year onwards greater number of students would be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. From year 2018, as many as 2,24,000 top candidates in JEE Main would qualify to appear for JEE Advanced. Besides, securing a position among the top 2,24,000 candidates in JEE Mains, there are a few more conditions that one needs to fulfill to be eligible for JEE Advanced. Here is a look at the same:

JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying Marks

The candidates must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects in their 12th standard. They should score a minimum of 75% aggregate marks in class 12th board exams. A relaxation of 10% is given to candidates from the Schedule Castes (SC), Schedule Tribes (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD). They need to score 65% marks in aggregate.

The candidate should also be in the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful students in their class 12 board examination.

Age Criteria

In order to appear for JEE Advanced 2018, the candidate must have born on or after 1st October, 1993.

Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) shall be given a relaxation of five years in this case. This means the candidates from these categories must be born on or after 1st October 1988 to be eligible.

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Number of Attempts

A person can appear for JEE Advanced only twice and that too for two consecutive years.

Year of Passing Class 12th

 The candidate must have appeared for 12th board exams for the first time in 2017 or 2018. As per the official notification, “If the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year 2015-16 after June 2016, then the candidates 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 candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.”

Percentages Set for Various Categories

“The percentages of various categories of candidates 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 candidates.”
JEE Advanced 2018 has been scheduled for 20th of May. The fee for the same has been increased by IIT Kanpur administration due to the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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