Students wishing to get admission in the top-ranked engineering colleges like IITs or ISMs are required to qualify the IIT JEE (Advanced) exam. There are two stages in the IIT JEE 2018 exam, namely, JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. Aspirants are required to qualify both the stages of the exam to get admission the IITs or ISMs.
The IIT JEE Advanced is scheduled to be held on 20th May 2018. The results will be declared by the second week of June 2018.
To appear in the JEE Advanced 2018 exam, students should meet certain eligibility criteria which are as follows –
Criterion-1– The students should have appeared in the first stage of the IIT JEE exam, i.e. JEE Mains 2018 Paper 1. He/ she should have secured a rank among the top 2, 24,000 students.
- The reservation principle applies to the top 2, 24,000 students. Out of it,
- ST–7.5%, SC-15% and OBC–NCL – 27% students will be selected for the IIT JEE Advanced 2018 exam. Thus, for the General Category of candidates rest 50.5% of the seats are available.
- There will be reservation of 5% seats for the PwD candidates in all categories of students (SC/ ST/ OBC and General).
Criterion-2- A candidate can attempt the JEE Advanced exam for maximum 2 times in consecutive years.
Criterion-3– A student should not have been born earlier than 1st October 1993. There is an age relaxation for the reserved category of candidates. The SC/ ST and OBC students are given 5 years of age- relaxation for the exam. They should not have been born earlier than 1st October 1988.
Criterion-4– The applicant should have appeared in the Class 12th exam in the 2017 or 2018. He/ she should have taken the Class 12th exam for the first time only.
In case, a student who has taken the Class 12th exam in 2016 but the results were declared after June 2016 then he/ she is eligible to appear in the IIT JEE Advanced 2018 exam. But in such cases, where the result of only a particular student was withheld by the board such student will not be eligible to appear in the exam.
Criterion-5- No Prior Admission in the IITs
- Applicants who have taken admission in the IIT earlier, but their admission have been cancelled due to any reason are not eligible to appear for the exam.
- A student should NOT have taken admission in the IIT earlier.
- A candidate should NOT have even appeared at the reporting centre and have accepted a seat for admission in any IIT colleges.
- If a student has taken admission in any preparatory course in 2017 then he/she can appear in the IIT JEE Advanced 2018 exam.
- If a student has paid the fee for the seat acceptance but has not reported at any reporting centre then he/ she can appear in IIT JEE Advanced 2018 exam.
- During the joint seat allotment process, if a student has withdrawn before the last round then he/ she is eligible to appear in the JEE Advanced 2018 exam.
Also, if a student’s seat has got cancelled by the authorities before the final round of the seat allotment process then the student is eligible to appear in the JEE Advanced 2018 exam.