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JEE Advanced 2018 : IIT Kanpur announced New Eligibility Criteria @ jeeadv.ac.in (No of Attempts Capped at 2)

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JEE Advanced 2018 : IIT Kanpur announced New Eligibility Criteria @ jeeadv.ac.in (No of Attempts Capped at 2) – Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kanpur has recently announced the Eligibility Criteria for JEE Advanced 2018 examination. The Official JEE Advanced 2018 website jeeadv.c.in has provided the detailed information about the cut off and percentage requirement of class 12, age limit and other criteria from the break up of JEE Main 2018 ranks that would be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced. Candidate applying for the JEE Advanced 2018 examination must note that according to the revised guidelines issued on the official website jeeadv.nic.in, a cap of maximum attempts has been set at 2. Also, the candidates are required to have appeared in their class 12 examinations either in 2017 or 2018 and not earlier than that.

JEE Advanced 2018 New Eligibility Criteria

JEE Advanced 2018 New Eligibility Criteria

We have also listed below Five New Eligibility Criteria (JEE Advanced 2018) mentioned on the official website.

List of Five New Eligibility Criteria (JEE Advanced 2018)

Criteria No. 1 (Performance in JEE Main 2018 Exam)

Candidates should be among the top 2, 24,000 (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are: 27 percent for OBC-NCL, 15 percent for SC, 7.5 percent for ST and the remaining 50.5 percent is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 5 percent horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

ORDERCATEGORYNumber of “Top” candidates
1Open1,07,464Total 1,13,120
2Open-PwD5,656
3OBC-NCL57,456Total 60,480
4OBC-NCL-PwD3,024
5SC31,920Total 33,600
6SC-PwD1,680
7ST15,960Total 16,800
8ST-PwD840

Criteria No. 2 (Age Limit)

Candidates born on or after 1st October 1993 are eligible to apply. A relaxation of 5 years is available for PwD, SC and ST candidates. No relaxation is available for OBC Candidates. Essentially, candidates who are 24 years or less as on October 1, 2017, are eligible to apply.

Criteria No. 3 (No of Attempts)

From this year onwards, JEE Advanced 2018 attempts have been capped to a maximum of 2 in consecutive years. Candidates can apply for JEE Advanced only twice in as many consecutive years. What it means is that if a candidate has written the JEE Advanced 2016 and again JEE Advanced 2017 then he/she cannot apply for JEE Advanced 2018. Candidates who have appeared in JEE Advanced 2017 are also eligible to apply, provided they fulfill the other eligibility criteria.

Criteria No. 4 (Appearance in 12th Class or equivalent examination)

A candidate should have appeared for the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2018.

However, if the examination Board of Class 12 (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 12 (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.

Also Read: CBSE to conduct JEE Main 2018 Offline Examination on April 8, 2018

Criteria No. 5 (Earlier Admission at IITs)

Finally, the Fifth Eligibility is that candidates should not have take admission in any of the IITs. Even if a candidates decided to discontinue the program, he/she is not eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2018.

Exemptions to this rule is the candidate who paid the acceptance fee but

  • did not report at any reporting center, OR
  • withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR
  • had their seat canceled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2017

In other words, the above students are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2018 provided they full fill the above Eligibility Criteria. JEE Advanced 2018 would be conducted by IIT Kanpur on May 20, 2018. Candidates who are interested in applying for admissions to various Indian Institutes of Technology are required to appear in the JEE Advanced 2018.


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