JEE Advanced 2018: IIT Kanpur Releases Eligibility Criteria; Check here

The eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2018 has been announced by IIT kanpur.  Thier are total of 5 criteria 

  1. Performance in JEE (Main) 2018.
  2. Age limit.
  3. Number of attempts.
  4. Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination.
  5. Earlier admission at IITs.


Lets the details of each of the criteria one by one.

Performance of students in JEE (Main) 2018

Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000 (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018. As per the official website the nuber may rise in case of tied scores and ranks.

Category-wise distribution of top 2,24,000* candidates



Number of “Top” candidates




Total 1,13,120







Total 60,480







Total 33,600 







Total 16,800 





Age limit:

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.

Number of attempts:

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

Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination:

A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either  2017 or 2018.

The candidates should satisfy at least one of the following two criteria for admission to IITs:

  1. Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates should be at least 65%.
  2. Must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.

 Earlier admission at IITs:

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.


Various Bottlenecks points in the eligibility:

  1. For calculation of the total marks for five subjects, if the marks awarded in a subject is NOT out of 100, then the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100 so that the total aggregate marks is out of 500.
  2. If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. In case such a certificate is not provided, the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) 2018 will be final.
  3. The category-wise cut-off marks for the top 20 percentile are calculated based on the marks scored by the candidates who pass in their respective boards in the particular year.
  4. Similarly, top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2017 will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2017.
  5. The aggregate marks scored by the candidate in the 2018 Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination will be considered for candidates who pass the Class XII examination in 2018.


Their are certain points which might confuse students hence we should you have any other queries regarding JEE Advanced Eligibility 2018, you may leave your queries below in the comment box.



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