All you need to know about JEE Advanced 2018

All you need to know about JEE Advanced 2018

JEE Advanced is one of the toughest competitive examinations in India through which candidates are selected for admission to 23 IITs and some other centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs). JEE Advanced is conducted by the seven zonal IITs with guidance from the Joint Admission Board (JAB), the policy-making body for admissions to IITs. The JEE-Advanced was earlier known as IIT-JEE. Selection to the IITs is a two stage process. In stage I, students have to clear the JEE Main (refer separate article on JEE Main). Only the top 2,24,000 students in JEE Main are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. This number was 220,000 in 2017 and 200,000 in 2016. In stage II, these top ranking students take the JEE Advanced and only then the final list of successful students is prepared comprising 10,998 students. The JEE Advanced is conducted approximately one and a half months after the JEE Main. This year the IITs are contemplating of increasing the seats for girl students primarily in the new IITs like Mandi, Hyderabad, Ropar, Jodhpur, Bhubaneshwar, Indore and Gandhinagar.

JEE Advanced 2018 is going to be held on 20th May 2018 and IIT Kanpur is the organizing institution. Only this year, a decision has been taken to make logistics and evaluation process easier and consequently the exam will be conducted in the Computer Based Test (CBT) or online Mode. In the online mode, students would need to take the exam at the designated centres where instead of marking their answers in an OMR (Optical Mark Reading) sheet, they would need to answer the questions on a computer. There have been occasional errors in the JEE Advanced question papers and now with the introduction of CBT or online mode such errors will hopefully be removed.

Students already have the option to take JEE Main examination in either online mode or offline mode. JEE Main is the entrance examination for admission to engineering courses offered by NITs and some other institutes.

JEE Advanced 2018 Eligibility

Eligibility for JEE Advanced 2018 requires a candidate to clear Paper-1 of JEE Main 2018. Candidates who wish to take this exam have to fulfill certain criteria as fixed by JAB which is as below.

I – Performance in JEE Main 2018

Candidates who fall among the top 2,24,000 rankers in JEE Main 2018 across all categories are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced.

II – Age limit

Age limit for JEE Advanced for General or OBC-NCL category candidates, states that aspirants will be eligible to apply for the entrance exam if they are born on or after October 1, 1993. However, age limit for SC, ST or PwD category candidates states that such aspirants should be born on or after October 1, 1988.

III – Number of attempts

The exam eligibility for JEE Advanced 2018 states that candidates would be able to appear for this engineering entrance exam a maximum of two times in his/her lifetime. Here, candidates also require to ensure that they appear for this entrance exam in consecutive years. To understand this further, if a candidate wants to appear for JEE Advanced then this attempt should either be his/her first attempt and if not so, then this should be his/her second consecutive attempt.

IV – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination

Candidates can appear for this engineering entrance exam if they have appeared for their Class XII or equivalent exam in 2017 or 2018. Here, candidates also need to ensure that this should be their first attempt in all the subjects they have opted in Class XII or equivalent.

The official website states, " 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".

For detailed eligibility criteria, please refer to concerned IIT website.

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern:

Eligible candidates have to appear for two exams. These exams are referred to as Paper-1 and Paper-2. While, Paper-1 for this entrance exam is conducted from 9 am to 12 pm, Paper-2 will be held on the same day from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Paper-1 and Paper-2 of JEE Advanced comprises of three separate sections wherein questions are asked from subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Candidates are awarded negative marks for incorrectly answering some questions in the exam.

JEE Advanced 2018 Contact Information

Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2018 JEE Office, Academic Affairs Building Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh India PIN: 208016 Fax. +91 512 259 0103