JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2018

JEE Main Eligibility CriteriaJEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2018 – JEE Main 2018 eligibility criteria describes certain parameters like educational qualification, age limit, qualifying exam, year of appearing, number of attempts and other requirements of the students. The eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2018 has been prescribed for all the candidates by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the exam conducting body. Candidates are required to meet JEE Main eligibility criteria 2018 before applying for the entrance exam. The national level undergraduate engineering exam will be conducted for admission to IIITs, NITs & GFTIs and other private institutes. As per the specifications of the JEE Main eligibility criteria 2018, candidates will have to enter their Aadhar card number, name, date of birth and gender while filling the JEE Main 2018 application form. The information filled in by JEE Main candidates will be validated with UIDAI's data to check the eligibility of the applicants. Candidates can check all the details related to JEE Main eligibility criteria 2018 by reading the full article below.

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JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria

 

 

 According to the eligibility criteria of JEE Main 2018, candidates will be considered eligible to appear for the exam on the basis of the parameters, mentioned below:

  • Date of birth of the candidate applying

  • Qualifying exam

  • Subjects in the qualifying exam

  • Marks obtained in the qualifying exam
  • Number of attempts in the qualifying exam

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2018

S. No.

Eligibility Criteria

Specifications

1

Date of Birth

  • Students who are born on or after October 1, 1993 are eligible to apply for JEE Main 2018.

  • Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD), must have been born on or after October 1, 1988 to be eligible for JEE Main. Candidates of these categories have been given a relaxation of 5 years.

Note:Date of birth will be considered as mentioned in the Secondary Education Board/ University certificate.

2

Qualifying exam

  • Candidates must have passed 12thclass or qualifying exam in 2016 or 2017.

  • Candidates who are appearing in class 12thor qualifying exam in 2018 can also apply for JEE Main 2018.

3

Subjects/subject combination

  • It is mandatory for candidates to have taken 5 subjects in 12thor qualifying exam

The 5 subjects for B.Tech/ B.E. are:

1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics, 4-Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), 5-Any other subject

 

The 5 subjects for B.Arch/ B.Planning are:

1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics (compulsory), 4-Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), 5-Any other subject

4

Marks required in qualifying exam

  • For admissions to NITs/ IIITs/ GFTIs, candidates should have secured at least 75% marks in class 12th exam or be in the top 20 percentile in the class 12th exam conducted by the respective boards.

  • For SC/ ST candidates, the eligibility criteria is 65% marks in class 12th.

4

Number of attempts

A JEE Main candidate can avail 3 attempts for the national level undergraduate engineering entrance exam.

Qualifying Examination (QE)

 

To be eligible for JEE Main 2018, candidates will have to qualify in any of the following exams given below:

  • 10+2 or any equivalent exam, conducted by any recognized Central/ State board like CBSE, ICSE, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi etc.

  • Intermediate or Pre-University Course or Pre-Degree Course examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University.

  • Final examination of the 2 year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defence Academy.

  • Vocational examination of H.S.C.

  • National Institute of Open Schooling conducted Senior Secondary School Examination with a minimum of 5 subjects.

  • AICTE or State board of technical education recognised Diploma of at least 3 years duration.

  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU) recognised school, board, university examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system.

  • General Certificate Education (GCE) exam (London/ Cambridge/ Sri Lanka) at Advanced (A) level. This is only for admission to IITs.

  • High School Certificate Examination by Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office. This is also for admission to IITs.

Note:- For admission to IITs - the candidate is required to have passed at least one public (Board or Pre-University) examination at an earlier level, in case the relevant qualifying examination is not a public examination..

 

Year of appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE)

 

Candidates who have passed class 10+2 or equivalent examination in 2016 or 2017 or those who will appearing in class XII or any other equivalent examination in 2018 will be eligible to appear in JEE Main 2018. Those candidates who have passed class 10+2 or any other equivalent examination in 2015 or before and those who will appear in such examination in 2019 or later will not be considered as eligible to appear in JEE Main 2018. Candidates who did not pass in first attempt of their 10+2 exams will also not be considered eligible.

 

Subjects in the Qualifying Examination (QE)

 

It is mandatory for candidates to have at least five subjects in class 10+2 or equivalent examination to be considered eligible for JEE Main 2018. The five subjects for B.Tech/ B.E. according to MHRD are:

  • Language

  • Physics

  • Mathematics

  • Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject (Any one of them)

  • Any other subject

Candidates who have appeared for four subjects in their qualifying exam will not be allowed to appear in JEE Main exam. They must have Physics and Mathematics as their compulsory subjects and Chemistry, Bio-technology, Computer Science or Biology as one of the optional subjects in their qualifying exam.

 

For admissions to NITs, IIITs and GFTIS, it is important for candidates to have secured minimum 75% marks in their qualifying exams with these subjects in addition to qualifying in JEE Main 2018.

 

For pursuing B.Arch/ B.Planning, candidates are required to have mathematics as compulsory subject along with 50% marks in total including five subjects in addition to qualifying in JEE Main Paper 2.

 

Number of attempts in the Qualifying Examination (QE)

 

Candidates can appear in JEE Main exams only up to 3 times. Beyond these attempts, the registration of the candidate will not be accepted.

 

Number of attempts and age limit for the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha

 

The states of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha have joined the JEE Main exam system since 2014. The age limit and number of attempts for admission to institutions in these states will be followed as per their past practices. However, this will not be applicable for admission to IITs/ NITs/ IIITs/ GFTIs.

 

Availability of Aadhaar Card

 

It is important for applicants of JEE Main 2018 to hold Aadhaar Card because while filling the application form of JEE Main 2018, candidates will have to provide their Aadhaar card number, date of birth and gender for identification and authentication purposes. Candidates must ensure that the details provided in their Aadhaar Card matches with that of their school records.

 

In case, the details do not match, then candidates will have to get it rectified in either of them.

 

For candidates who do not have their Aadhaar Cards, they will have to fill an application for Aadhaar enrolment if they are entitled to obtain it as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act.

 

Candidates who do not possess Aadhaar Card and have passed or appearing in Class XII from J&K, Meghalaya and Assam, will have to enter their passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided that they should select the city of examination in these states only.

 

JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2018 (State Code)


The State Code of JEE Main 2018 means the code of the State from where a candidate has passed class 10+2 or equivalent exam on the basis of which he or she will become eligible to appear in the entrance exam.

 

Note: In case, a candidate has passed class 10+2 or equivalent qualifying examination from a particular state but has appeared for improvement from a different state, then his or her state code of eligibility will be the one from where he or she has originally passed 10+2 class or equivalent qualifying exam. In this case, the candidate’s JEE Main 2018 state code of eligibility will not be the state from where he or she has appeared for improvement.

 

Candidates can find the State Codes from the table mentioned below.

 

State Codes

Name of State/ UT

Code

Name of State/ UT

Code

Andaman & Nicobar Islands (UT)

01

Lakshadweep (UT)

19

Andhra Pradesh

02

Madhya Pradesh

20

Arunachal Pradesh

03

Maharashtra

21

Assam

04

Manipur

22

Bihar

05

Meghalaya

23

Chandigarh (UT)

06

Mizoram

24

Chhattisgarh

07

Nagaland

25

Dadra & Nagar Haveli (UT)

08

Odisha

26

Daman & Diu (UT)

09

Puducherry (UT)

27

Delhi (NCT)

10

Punjab

28

Goa

11

Rajasthan

29

Gujarat

12

Sikkim

30

Haryana

13

Tamil Nadu

31

Himachal Pradesh

14

Tripura

32

Jammu & Kashmir

15

Uttar Pradesh

33

Jharkhand

16

Uttarakhand

34

Karnataka

17

West Bengal

35

Kerala

18

Telangana

36

 

 

Foreign/ OCI/ PIO/ Nepal / Bhutan

98

 

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