JEE Advanced-2018 Registration & Eligibility

Accepted For : B.Arch , B.Tech

Exam Mode : Online

Registrations Date

22 Apr, 2018

93 days to go

Exam Date

20 May, 2018

121 days to go

JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who successfully pass the JEE Main 2018 exam and secure a position among the top 2,24,000 candidates, will be eligible to apply for the JEE Advanced 2018. The exam conducting authority is responsible for furnishing the JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria. Eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2018 for various undergraduate programmes is given below. 

All candidates will have to fulfill the following criteria to appear for JEE Advanced 2018 exam.

Performance in JEE Main 2018 Exam Criteria:

Candidates who have qualified for the JEE Main 2018 exam and are one of the top 2,24,000 candidates including all categories, they will be eligible for JEE Advanced 2018 examination.

The percentages required for categories are:

  • OBC-NCL: 27%
  • SC: 15%
  • ST: 7.5%
  • Open (General): 50.5%

In each of these 4 categories (OBC, SC, ST & Open), 5% reservation is applicable for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates (including Dyslexia).

Category-wise distribution list of top 2,24,000 candidates as per the criteria:

Category-wise No. of Top candidates Total no. of top candidates
OBC-NCL 57,456


OBC-NCL-PwD 3,024
SC 31,920 33,600
SC - PwD 1,680
ST 15,960 16,800
ST - PWD 840
Open 1,07,464


Open - PwD 5,656


Age Criteria:

  • Open category candidates whose date of birth is on or after 1st Oct. 1993, are eligible to appear for the examination.
  • For the reserve category, candidates have been exempted by 5 years i.e., Scheduled Tribe (ST) Scheduled Caste (SC) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD)
  • Candidates who were born on or after 1st October 1988 are eligible.

Number of Attempts in JEE Advanced:

  • Candidates get 2 attempts for JEE Advanced exam.
  • Candidates who appeared for the first time in JEE Advanced 2017 exam are also eligible to take JEE Advanced 2018.

Appearance in Class 12th Exam or Equivalent Examination Criteria for JEE Advanced 2018:

  • A candidate should have appeared for the first time in class 12th or equivalent examination either in 2017 or 2018.
  • Candidates will also be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced 2018 if their Class 12th result or equivalent examination Board result was announced after June 2016 for the academic session 2015-16.

Previous Admission at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs):

  • Candidate will not get admission if he/she had been admitted in any IIT regardless of whether he/she continued in the course or not.
  • Candidate should not have accepted any of the IIT seats by reporting at a reporting centre in the past.
  • A candidate whose admission was cancelled by IIT in the past will not be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2018.

Examination Equivalent to Class 12th Examination for JEE Advanced 2018:

  • General Certificate Education (GCE)
  • Central/ State Board
  • National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
  • Certificate from Association of Indian (AIU)
  • National Defence Academy (NDA)
  • Diploma from the State Board of Technical Education
  • Higher Secondary Vocational Examination


1. I have taken admission in one of the IITs for preparatory course. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced?

Yes, you are eligible for JEE Advanced 2018 provided you fulfill other eligibility criteria.

2. Who is not eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced or joining IITs-ISM?

The candidate should not have taken admission (irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program) OR even accepted admission by paying the admission fee at any of the IITs or ISM in the past; even candidates whose admission was cancelled are not eligible. A candidate who has not qualified in JEE Main will not be considered for JEE Advanced irrespective.

3. I got admission in NIT in 2017. Am I eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2018?

Yes, candidates who got admission to any NITs in 2017 can appear in JEE Advanced 2018 if they fulfill all other criteria.

4. PIO and OCI card holders are eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2018 or not?

Yes, as per the rules of JEE Advanced 2018, all foreign nationals are eligible to appear for the exam.