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JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria | Eligibility for JEE Main 2018

JEE main 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Date of Birth

Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1993 are eligible. However, in the case of SC, ST and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after 01st October 1988 are eligible

Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered


Year of Appearance in Qualifying Exam (QE):

Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2016 or 2017; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying exam in 2018 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2018

Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying Exam in 2015 or before as well as those who will appear in such exam in 2019 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main)-2018


No. of Subjects in the Qualifying Exam (QE):

Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying exam in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) - 2018. The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main) - 2018 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main) 2018 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.


No. of Attempts:
The number of attempts, which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three). Candidates are also advised to note and verify for themselves the eligibility for appearing in JEE (Advanced)-2018 As well as eligibility for admission to various institutes

Candidates seeking admission to the institutions in the states of Gujarat Madhya Pradesh Nagaland and Odisha, which were earlier admitting based on their State Level Exam, are also advised to verify their eligibility as per criteria laid down


No. of Attempts & Age Limit for the States of Madhya Pradesh/Odisha:

Since the States of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland & Odisha have joined JEE (Main) System from 2014
Age Limit, for admission to institutions in these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their State Level Exams, will be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases will also remain same as per their past practice. This will however be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs


Score & Result for JEE (Main)-2018
The score and rank of Paper-I of JEE (Main) - 2018 for all candidates will be declared by 30th April 2018. This score shall comprise the actual marks obtained in Paper-I of JEE (Main)-2018 along with the status of those who qualify for appearing in JEE (Advanced)-2018 provided and subject to other conditions of eligibility being met. The rank shall comprise All India rank and All India category rank.

No score/rank card will be dispatched to the candidates and the candidates are advised to download their score/rank cards from the JEE (Main) Website http://jeemain.nic.in only


Eligibility for NITs, IIITs & CFTIs participating through Seat Allocation Board:

Admission to NITs, IIITs & CFTIs participating though Central Seat Allocation Board will be based on All India Rank as explained above in section 2.10 subject to the condition that the candidate should have secured at least 75% marks in the 12th class exam or be in the top 20% in the 12th class exam conducted by the respective Boards

For SC/ST candidates the qualifying marks would be 65% in the 12th class exam


Subjects /Courses

Subject combinations required in the qualifying exam for admission to B.E./B. Tech. & B. Arch./B. Planning Courses in NITs, IIITs, and other CFTIs shall be as under.


For B.E. /B Tech - Required Criteria based on Class 12th/Equivalent qualifying Exam; passed 10+2 Exam with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects.


B.Arch./B.Planning- Passed 10+2 Examination with Mathematics.


Number of Seats in various Institutions:

For all admission related procedures/queries, the candidates are advised to refer the website of JoSAA, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) or the concerned State Govt. /Institute after declaration of ranks of JEE (Main) - 2018

Also See :

JEE Main 2018 Notification

JEE Main 2018 Exam Pattern

JEE Main Application Dates 2018

State Wise list of JEE Main 2018 Exam Centers

JEE Mains 2018 Participating Engineering Colleges