JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) is a common entrance exam conducted at all India level to facilitate students for getting admissions into different engineering colleges in India. JEE ranks among the toughest exams in the world and every year over 1.5 million students appear for this exam.
Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is conducted in two phases. Many students appear for this test every year to get admissions into NITs, IITs, IIITs and other government funded technical institutes. The courses offered by these institutes are B.Tech/B.E, B.Arch, Integrated MSc’s, etc.
Before you plan to take the assessment, you must fulfill the JEE Mains eligibility criteria 2018 that includes Age Criteria, Attempts allowed, Minimum marks required for IIT JEE Mains, Subjects pursued in the Qualifying Examination, Year of passing the Qualifying Examination and more.
JEE Mains Eligibility Criteria:
A. Age Criteria:
a. All candidates (General and OBC) born on or after October 1st, 1993 are eligible to apply for JEE Mains 2018.
b. For SC, ST and PwD candidates, the age limit has been relaxed and should have born on or after October 1st, 1988 for being eligible.
B. Registration using Aadhaar Card:
a. A new criteria has been introduced by the CBSE from JEE Mains 2017, whereby the applicant must have a valid registered Aadhaar Card number for being eligible for JEE Mains.
C. Attempts allowed:
a. An aspirant can avail a maximum of 3 attempts in a JEE Mains exam and for applying in JEE Advanced exam, a student can appear only 2 consecutive times.
D. Minimum marks required for IIT JEE Mains:
a. There are no minimum marks required for IIT JEE Mains in their class 12th board examination. However, the appearing candidates have to secure at least the passing marks in their respective qualifying examination.
b. JEE Mains Eligibility Criteria for students belonging to the general category: The Students must have secured a minimum of 75% marks in their class 12th board exams or they must rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examination for getting admissions into different IITs, NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs.
c. JEE Mains Eligibility Criteria for students belonging to the reserved categories (SC, ST & Pwd): A minimum of 65% marks are required for getting admissions into different undergraduate courses offered at IITs, NITs, IIITs and other CFTIs which are considering admissions on the basis of JEE Mains or JEE Advanced ranks.
E. Subjects pursued in the Qualifying Examination:
a. It is mandatory for all students appearing for JEE Mains that they must have pursued at least 5 subjects with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as their core subjects in their qualifying examinations.
b. Students are not eligible for appearing in JEE Mains who have studied less than 5 subjects in their qualifying exam.
F. Year of passing in the Qualifying Examination:
a. Students who have passed their 12th Class examination or any other equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 or 2017 are eligible for appearing in JEE Mains 2018.
b. Students currently appearing for their Class 12th examination or any other equivalent qualifying examination are also eligible, provided their result should be declared before 15th of June 2018.
JEE Mains eligibility criteria mentioned above have to be fulfilled by each candidate. The conducting authorities (CBSE) for JEE set these guidelines. The JEE Mains exam also forms an eligibility test for the JEE Advanced exam. The top 2,24,000 candidates who will qualify the JEE Mains will be allowed to appear for the JEE Advanced exam.
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