JEE Advanced Eligibility & Reservation Criteria FAQs 2018
Manashjyoti, 07 Dec 2017, #JEE Advanced

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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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 

 

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 appeared in Class XII examination for the first time in 2017. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2018?
Ans: Yes. You are eligible provided you also satisfy all other eligibility criteria mentioned above.

Q: I appeared in Class XII examination for the first time in 2016 and the board results were declared by June 2016. I did not appear in JEE Advanced 2016 or in JEE Advanced 2017. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2018?
Ans: NO. You are NOT eligible.

Q: I appeared in Class XII examination for the first time in 2016 but my board results were declared by June 2016. I did not appear in JEE Advanced 2016 but appeared in JEE Advanced 2017 for the first time. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2018? 

Ans: NO. You are NOT eligible .

Q: I appeared in Class XII examination for the first time in 2016 and my board results were announced by June 2016. I appeared in JEE Advanced 2016 but did not appear in JEE Advanced 2017. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2018?
Ans: NO. You are NOT eligible.


Q: I appeared in Class XII examination for the first time in 2016. My Class XII results were declared after June 2016. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2018?

Ans: YES. You are eligible provided you satisfy all other eligibility criteria mentioned above.

Q: I appeared in Class XII examination for the first time in 2016. My Class XII board results were announced before end of June 2016, but my result was withheld and was declared after June 2016. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2018?

Ans: NO. You are NOT eligible.

 

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. 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: I had taken admission in one of the NITs in 2017. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced?

Ans: Yes. Candidates who had taken admissions in NITs in 2017 are also eligible for appearing in JEE (Advanced)-2018, provided they satisfy all other eligibility criteria.

 

Q: I was offered a seat in an IIT during JoSAA 2017, but I did not pay seat acceptance fee or report to any IIT reporting centre. Am I eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018?

Ans: Yes, you are eligible provided you satisfy all other eligibility criteria.

 

Q: I was offered a seat in an IIT during JoSAA 2017.  I paid seat acceptance fee, reported to an IIT reporting centre and later withdrew before the last round of seat allotment. Am I eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018?

Ans: Yes, you are eligible if you also satisfy all other eligibility criteria.

 

Q: I was offered a seat in an IIT during JoSAA 2017, I paid seat acceptance fee, reported to an IIT reporting centre, received the "Document Verification-cum-Seat Acceptance Letter", but I did not join. Am I eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018?

Ans: No. You are not eligible.

 

Q: I took admission in an IIT on the basis of JEE Advanced 2017. However, I did not continue with the program and left the program. Am I eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018?

Ans: No. You are not eligible.

 

Q: I accepted a seat through JoSAA 2017 and did not withdraw before the last round of seat allotment. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2018?

Ans: If you have accepted a seat in an IIT and did not withdraw then you are NOT eligible. However, if you have accepted a seat in NITs/IIITs/Other GFTIs through JoSAA 2017 then you are eligible for JEE Advanced 2018, provided you satisfy all other eligibility criteria.

 

Q: I have taken admission in the preparatory course at one of the IITs in 2017. Am I eligible for JEE Advanced 2018?

Ans: Yes. You are eligible.

 

Q: Can PIO and OCI card holders apply for JEE Advanced 2018?

Ans: Yes, all PIO and OCI card holders are eligible to apply but they should qualify in JEE (Main) 2018 and also satisfy all other eligibility criteria.

 

Q: I hold a OCI/PIO card. One of my parents is OCI/PIO card holder. Do I need to appear in JEE Main 2018 to register for JEE Advanced 2018?

Ans: Yes. You have to appear in JEE Main 2018 and qualify for JEE Advanced 2018 under the General category. OCI/ PIO candidates will not be eligible for reservations.

 

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.

 

Q: I have appeared in JEE Main Paper II. Am I eligible for Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) without writing JEE Advanced 2018?

Ans: No. Candidates who qualify in JEE Main Paper II are not eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2018. Only the candidates who qualify JEE Main Paper I and JEE Advanced 2018 are eligible for AAT 2018. There is no relation between JEE Main Paper II and AAT.

 

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: I am a defense service personnel (or former defense service personnel). Can my child get a seat under DS category?
Ans: Not all defense service personnel children are eligible for DS category seats. DS category seats are earmarked for children of defense / paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations. To avail the seat under this category, a certificate (format provided in Annexure II: Form DS in the JEE Advanced Information Brochure) issued by a competent authority in the Directorate of Resettlement and Rehabilitation, New Delhi under the Ministry of Defence or the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India mut be submitted.

 

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.

 

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