JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria

JEE ADVANCED  is the gateway into IITs for Under Graduate Programs. IIT Madras will be conducting the JEE Advanced 2018. Students can get the complete information JEE Advanced 2018 eligibility criteria. Before filling the JEE Advanced 2018 application form, check here for JEE Advanced 2018 eligibility criteria and also eligibility criteria for getting admissions in IITs.

JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Candidate should be in top 2,20,000(including all categories) by scoring positive marks in Paper-I of JEE Main 2018.
  2. Candidates should have been born on or after 1stOctober, 1992. For Sc/ST/PwD date of birth should be on or after 1stOctober, 1987.


Number of Top Candidates



Total 1,11,100





Total 59,400





Total 33,000





Total 16,500



  1. Maximum no. of attempts for JEE Advanced is only two times in consecutive years. Therefore, candidates who attempted the exam for two times are not eligible.
  2. Candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2018.
  3. However, candidates whose Class XII (or equivalent) examination Board results for the academic year 2015-16 were declared after June 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018.
  4. Candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program OR accepted the IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past.
  5. Candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018.
  6. Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2017 can appear in JEE Advanced 2018.
  7. The candidates who have paid seat acceptance fee but not accepted the seat (by not reporting at any reporting centre during joint seat allocation in 2017) are eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018.

Eligibility Criteria for Admissions to IIT:

Candidate must satisfy one of the following for admission to IIT:

i) At least 75% aggregate marks in Class XII or equivalent board exam. For SC/ST/Pwd candidates aggregate marks should be at least 65%

ii) Must be within the category wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII or equivalent board exam.

Calculating Aggregate Marks:

For calculating the aggregate marks and cut-off marks following five subjects are considered:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
  4. A language(language with higher marks)
  5. Any subject other than above(subject with higher marks)

Note:  The percentile calculation will be done for the required subjects in a single academic year only.

i) A total aggregate mark is calculated out of 500. If marks awarded in a subject is NOT out of 100, the marks will be scaled up/down to 100.

ii) If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat.

iii) In case such a certificate is not provided, the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE Advanced 2018 will be final.

iv) For candidates who appeared in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination in 2016 but reappeared in 2018, the best of the two performances will be considered.

v) If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both Class XI and Class XII examinations (in the 10+2 system), then only Class XII marks will be considered.

vi) If a Board gives aggregate marks considering the results of all three years of a 3-year diploma or courses of equivalent duration, then only the marks scored in the final year will be considered. Similarly, for Boards which follow a semester system, the marks scored in the final two semesters will be considered.

vii) In case any of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Language are NOT evaluated in the final year, then the marks for the same subject from the previous year/s will be used for calculating percentage of aggregate marks.

Aggregate marks of 75% or (65% for SC/ST/PwD):

a) For the candidates who pass the Class XII examination in 2018, the marks scored in 2018 will be considered.

b) For the candidates who pass the Class XII examination in 2017, the marks scored in 2017 will be considered.

c) In case, if the candidate passes the exam in 2017, and given improvement test in 2018 in any subject, then the maximum marks obtained in the subject will be considered to calculate aggregate percentage.

Cut-off marks for Top 20 percentile:

i) The category-wise cut-off marks for the top 20 percentile are calculated based on the marks scored by all the “successful” candidates in their respective boards in the particular year.

ii) The cut-off marks for PwD candidates will be the same as the lowest of the cut-off marks for GEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories.

iii) It is reiterated that top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2018 will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2017.

iv) Similarly, top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2017 will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2017.

v) If a candidate passes Class XII in 2017 but writes one or a few subjects in 2018 for improvement or any other reason, then top 20 percentile cut-off for 2017 will be considered. However, if a candidate writes all the subjects in 2017, then the top 20 percentile cut-off for 2018 will be considered.

vi) In case a Board does not provide information about the cut-off for the top 20 percentile, the candidate will have to produce a certificate from the respective Board stating that he/she falls within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates. If the candidate fails to do so, then the cut-off marks for the CBSE will be used.

Check out JEE Advanced 2018 Exam Pattern


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