JEE Advanced 2018 student intake to increase: Eligibility criteria released by IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur has released the eligibility criteria for the the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2018 same and it is also expected that more students will be able to appear for the exam.

 

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The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2018, which is conducted for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programmes (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs, will be held on May 20, 2018. It will be conducted in fully computer based test mode. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has released the eligibility criteria for the same and it is also expected that more students will be able to appear for the exam

According to a statement released by IIT Kanpur, top 224,000 candidates will be chosen to appear for JEE (Advanced) next year based on the category-wise distribution of candidates released on the website.

 

It also said that the total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,24,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.

The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are:

  • OBC-NCL: 27 per cent
  • SC: 15 per cent
  • ST: 7.5 per cent
  • Open to all: 50.5 per cent

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

(Read: JEE Main 2018 official notification expected to be out in third week of November at jeemain.nic.in)

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.

Attempts

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

Appearance in Class 12 (or equivalent) examination

A candidate should have appeared for the Class 12 (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2018.

The decision by the Joint Admission Board (JAB) was taken recently keeping in mind the increasing intake of all 22 IITs and the Indian School of Mines (ISM) in Dhanbad. As per an HT report, of the 10,998 seats in the 23 IITs, the number of vacancies after seven rounds of counselling stood at 121 this year, up from 96 last year, and 50 in 2015, and three in 2014.

[“Source-timesofindia”]