The eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced 2018 consists of various basic requirements a student must fulfil to proceed through the admission process. Aspirants who wish to get allotted to the B.Tech seats offered by IITs should qualify or meet the standards otherwise it will lead them to be ineligible and their admissions will be rejected.
A) Performance in JEE Main 2018, B) Age Limit, C) Number of Attempts, D) Appearance in 10+2 (or equivalent) Examination, E) Earlier Admission at IITs
Aspirants must qualify JEE Main 2018 examination and should be among the top 2,20,000 (including all categories) candidates. The percentages of various categories are: OBC-NCL (27%), SC (15%), ST (7.5%) and Open Category (50.5%). Within each of these categories, 3% horizontal reservation is available for PwD (including candidates. When it comes to age Limit, the candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. For reserved category like SC/ ST and PwD category candidates will get a relaxation of 5 years, which means they should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.
For the entrance examination of JEE Advanced, maximum two attempts are allowed in consecutive years. Students attempting JEE Advanced examination for the first time in 2017 will also be allowed for the present session.
The scores secured in physics, chemistry, mathematics, along with a language (if more than two languages are taken the marks of the higher one will be considered) , a subject with higher marks will be taken for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut off . For calculation of the total marks for five subjects, if the marks are awarded for every subject is not out of 100, then the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100, so the aggregate marks is out of 500. Regarding Cutoff Marks for the Top 20 Percentile, calculations will be based on the marks scored by all the successful candidates in their respective boards in the particular year. PwD candidates will be allotted the lowest of the cutoff marks for General, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories. Top 20 percentile cutoff (2018) will be based on the candidates clearing the 12th standard examination in 2018. Besides, if a candidate passes 12th standard (2017), but writes one or a few subjects in 2018 for improvement, top 20 percentile cutoff for the year 2017 will be considered. But if he/she writes all the subjects in 2018, then the best among the two performances will be considered.