Mumbai: To be eligible for JEE Advanced 2018 a candidate should be among the top 224,000 - including all categories, in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018, IIT Kanpur said while releasing the new criteria for the coveted exam.
IIT Kanpur on Saturday released the JEE Advanced new criteria comprising of five important points.
The Criterion 1 is related to Performance in JEE (Main) 2018 and as per this criterions, a candidate has to be among the top 224,000 in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.
The examination author says the total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 224,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.
The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.
Criterion 2 is related to Age limit. As per the new criteria, candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. Five years relaxation is given to SC, ST and PwD candidates, i.e., these candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1988.
The Criterion 3 talks about number of attempts and says a candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years.
Criterion 4 is about appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination. It says, a candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2018.
However, if the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declares the results for the academic year 2015-16 after June 2016, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2016 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria.
In case, the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2015-16 before June 2016 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.
The Criterion 5 is regarding earlier admission at IITs. As per this criterion, a candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program OR accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled after joining any IIT are also NOT eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.
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.
The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2017 but (i) did not report at any reporting centre OR, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, OR, (iii) had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2017 are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.
However, in any of the above cases, the candidate is required to fulfill the conditions mentioned from criterion 1 to criterion 4.
JEE Main 2018 will be held on April 08 whereas JEE Advanced 2018 will be conducted at various centres on May 20, 2018.