JEE Advanced Eligibility & Reservation Criteria FAQs 2018: Candidates who are planning to appear in the entrance exam are requested to check out the JEE Advanced 2018 eligibility and reservation criteria FAQs. Going through the questions listed in the JEE Advanced eligibility and reservation criteria FAQs 2018 will enable JEE Advanced aspirants to take the right steps towards admission at the IITs. For example, a dyslexic candidate would know what certificate he/she needs to submit at the time of JEE Advanced 2018 application submission; what is more, the JEE Advanced eligibility and reservation criteria 2018 explains how dyslexic candidate can avail the services of a scribe. Read the entire article on JEE Advanced eligibility and reservation criteria FAQs to learn more.
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JEE Advanced Eligibility & Reservation Criteria FAQs 2018
Q. What is the Eligibility Criteria to apply for JEE Advanced?
Ans: To be able to appear in the entrance exam, the candidate needs to meet the following JEE Advanced eligibility criteria 2018:
Performance in JEE Main: The candidate must be shortlisted for admission based on JEE Main 2018 (Paper-1) marks.
Age Limit: The candidate needs be born on or after October 1, 1993.
Qualifying Examination: Candidates who have appeared in 10+2 (or equivalent) for the first time in 2017 or 2018 are eligible. Candidates belonging to academic session 2015-16 can also apply, provided the result was declared after June 2016.
Number of Attempts: Maximum two attempts is allowed in consecutive years.
Earlier admission at IITs: Candidates undertaking preparatory course at any of the IITs in 2017 are eligible for JEE Advanced 2018.
Candidates who paid the seat acceptance fee in 2017 can attempt JEE Advanced 2018 provided they:
Didn’t report at a reporting centre
Withdrew before the last round of seat allotment
Cancelled their seats before the start of last round of seat allotment.
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Q. What is the age limit for JEE? Are there any specific guidelines on the year of birth?
Ans: As per the JEE Advanced 2018 eligibility criteria, candidates need to be born on or after October 1, 1993 (5 years of relaxation in case of SC, ST and PwD candidates).
Q. How many attempts can I make for JEE Advanced?
Candidates can attempt a maximum of two times in consecutive years
Q. Is there some rule about which year I must have passed class XII for JEE Advanced?
Ans: To be eligible, the candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent exam for the first time in 2017 or 2018. However, candidates from the academic session 2015-16 will be deemed eligible if their results were declared after June 2016.
Q. I am a diploma student. Can I apply for JEE Advanced?
Ans: Diploma holders can apply for JEE Advanced if the course is approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and is of minimum 3 years duration. They must have also qualified in JEE Main.
Q. I don’t have 75% in my Class XII? Can I appear for JEE Advanced? Will I get admissions?
Ans: Candidates need to either score minimum 75% marks (65% in case of SC, ST and PwD candidates) in Class 12 or equivalent exam or be ranked inside the category-wise top 20 percentile in their respective board exams to be eligible for admission.
Q. I have taken a drop. Will it affect my admission?
Ans: The competent authority will prepare the rank list for admission based on the marks obtained by candidates in JEE Advanced only. So, it shouldn’t affect your prospects whether you took a drop or not.
Q. I am dyslexic. Will I fall under PwD? What certificates should I submit for this?
Ans: Yes, dyslexic candidates are included in PwD category. To be considered for admission under PwD category, such candidates need to submit Dyslexic FORM - DYSLEXIC 1 and 2 and not FORM-PwD. Also, the person issuing the certificate must be a doctor specializing in psychiatry and associated with the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)/Dyslexia Associations. Additionally, the certificate must have the term “SEVERE” clearly mentioned on it.
Dyslexic candidates are also eligible to apply for the services of a scribe if they want to. To avail the services, the candidate needs to request the Chairman, JEE (Advanced), of the respective zonal coordinating IIT in the prescribed format (FORM-SCRIBE). The requisition along with FORM-DYSLEXIC 1 and 2 has to be uploaded at the time of online registration for JEE Advanced.
Note: To ensure that benefit offered to dyslexic candidates is not misused, individual IITs may set up medical boards at the time of admission.
Q. If I have a gap after class 10, can I apply for JEE Advanced?
Ans: Even if a candidate has a gap year, the candidate might be eligible to apply in JEE Advanced provided the candidate meets other eligibility criteria like age limit, year of passing the qualifying exam (QE) and minimum marks.
Q. I have failed in Class 12 and appeared for the exam again. Can I apply for JEE Advanced?
Ans: If the candidate clears Class 12 in the second attempt with minimum 75% marks (65% for SC, ST, and PwD candidates) or is ranked in the top 20 percentile in the specific board exam, and meets other eligibility criteria, the candidate is eligible for JEE Advanced.
Q. If I am Biology student but I have studied Physics & Chemistry, can I apply for JEE Advanced?
Ans: To be eligible for admission at the IITs, the candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject. So, the above mentioned subject combination doesn’t meet the prescribed eligibility criteria.
Q. What is the eligibility for AAT? Is it only for B.Arch or any other courses offered?
Ans: Only those candidates who qualify JEE Advanced will be able to appear in AAT. So, candidates seeking admission to B.Arch courses at the IITs may check out the eligibility criteria of JEE Advanced.
JEE Advanced 2018 Reservation Criteria FAQs
Q. What are different reservation categories for admission through JEE Advanced?
Ans: The percentage of seats reserved against different categories is given below:
Other Backward Classes (NCL) – 27%
Scheduled Caste (SC) – 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 7.5%
Persons with Disability (PwD) – 3% seats in each of OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST category seats.
Q. Is there a quota for defence category at IITs?
Ans: Two seats are reserved for preferential allotment at all the IITs for candidates belonging to Defence Service (DS). To avail the benefit, the candidate needs to be listed in the Common Merit List (CML).
Q. Is there a sports quota at the IITs?
Ans: There is no sports quota in the IITs.
Q. What is the reservation criteria for students from Nepal, Bhutan or Bangladesh? Is there any reservation or specific quota for them?
Ans: The admission authorities don’t normally release any cutoff as such for foreign candidates (including Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh). Also, reservation of seats is not available for these candidates under either OBC-NCL or SC, ST and PwD categories. Instead they are accommodated by creating up to 10% supernumerary seats in each course.
Candidates are requested to check out FAQs related to other particulars like exam pattern, application form and result by following the corresponding links given in the table below.
JEE Advanced Other FAQs
JEE Advanced General FAQs
Application Form & Admit Card
JEE Advanced Application Form & Admit Card FAQs
JEE Advanced Syllabus FAQs
JEE Advanced Exam Pattern FAQs
JEE Advanced Exam Preparation FAQs
Answer Key & Result
JEE Advanced Answer Key & Result FAQs
JEE Advanced Cutoff FAQs
JEE Advanced Counselling FAQs