JEE Advanced 2018: Exam fees increased, check eligibility criteria

A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 27, 2018 1:02:11 pm
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IIT Kanpur has released the eligibility criteria for Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced 2018. Those who clear JEE Main gets a chance to appear for JEE Advanced, this year, the number of candidates to sit for JEE Advanced 2018 has been increased to 2,24,000. The Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur will conduct the Joint Engineering Examination (JEE) Advanced on May 20.

The exam authority has increased the fees due to GST. The general category candidates have to shell out Rs 2600 plus GST, while it is Rs 1300 plus GST for SCs, STs and differently-abled persons. For candidates from SAARC countries, the fee is $160 plus GST while for other foreign nationals, it is $300 plus GST.

Read | JEE Advanced 2018: Official notification released, registration to begin from May 2

Below there are details on the complete eligibility criteria:

Age limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. However, there is five years relaxation for reserved category candidates.

Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

In case the board had declared the result for the academic year 2015-16 after June 2016, then he/ she can sit for the JEE 2018.

Percentage: The candidate should score 75 per cent marks in aggregate in class 12 board exam. There is five per cent relaxation for SC, ST, and PwD candidates. The marks scored in physics, chemistry, mathematics, any language, and any other subject will be considered while calculating the aggregate.

If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both Class XI and Class XII examinations (in the 10+2 system), then only Class XII marks will be considered.

The candidate must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class 12 (or equivalent) board examination.

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