JEE Advanced 2018: Exam on May 20

Gopika | Sunday, January 28, 2018 11:48 AM IST

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2018 for admission to unergraduate, integrated master’s or bachelor-master dual degree programme in engineering science and architecture will be conducted on May 20, 2018, according to information released by exam convener IIT Kanpur.

Registration for JEE Advanced 2018 will begin on May 2 through the official JEE website, www.jeeadv.ac.in. The date of the exam will be Sunday, May 20, 2018, with paper one held from 9 am to 12 noon and paper two from 2 pm to 5 pm, the IIT Kanpur information brochure adds.

Specially -abled candidates (PwD) can use the services of a scribe and will get an hour’s compensatory time, ie the end time will be 1 pm for paper one and 6 pm for paper two.

To be eligible for JEE Advanced, Indian nationals (including PIO/OCI) candidates have to write paper one of JEE Main 2018, to be held in April. For more information on JEE Main, check www.jeemain.nic.in.

Eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2018

1.Top ranks

Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000 (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE Main 2018. Candidates to be shortlisted are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST. About 50.5% is open for all candidates.

Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates.

2.Age limit

Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. SC, ST and PwD candidates get five-year relaxation so they should be born on or after October 1, 1988.


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

4.Clear Class 12 or equivalent exam

A candidate should have appeared for the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2018. If the Class 12 (or equivalent) results for the academic year 2015-16 have been released after June 2016 then the candidates of that board who appeared for the Class 12 exam in 2016 will also be eligible for JEE Advanced 2018, provided they meet other eligibility criteria.

In case the Class 12 examination (or equivalent) results were declared 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.

5.Not admitted to IITs earlier

Candidates should not have been admitted to an IIT, irrespective of whether or not they continued studies at the IIT or accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled after they joined at IIT are also not eligible to appear in JEE Advanced 2018.

Candidates who have been admitted to a preparatory course in any of the IITs for the first time in 2017 can appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018. The candidates who paid seat acceptance fee in 2017 but (i) did not report at any reporting centre or, (ii) withdrew before the last round of seat allotment, or (iii) had their seat cancelled (for whatever reason) before the last round of seat allotment for IITs, during the joint seat allocation in 2017, are eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

However, in any of the above cases, the candidate is required to fulfil the conditions mentioned from Criterion 1 to Criterion 4.

How to register for the exam

Registration for JEE Advanced is only through the online registration portal, www.jeeadv.ac.in.

Online registration will begin on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10 am and will close on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 5 pm.

Last date for fee payment for registered candidates is Tuesday, May 8, up to 5 pm.

Steps to register for JEE Advanced

1. Go to the JEE Advanced registration portal, www.jeeadv.ac.in.

2. After login, provide the basic data and the choices of the cities for the examination. All the correspondence regarding JEE (Advanced) 2018 will be sent to the registered mobile number by SMS and/or to the registered email id by email.

3. Upload the scanned copies of all requisite documents

4.: Pay registration fee (it is neither refundable nor transferable).