JEE Main exam eligibility criteria requires candidates to fulfill multiple aspects so as to appear for this engineering entrance exam. The JEE Main 2018 eligibility criteria for candidates is as follows.
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I – Date of Birth
Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1993 will be eligible.
However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after October 01, 1988 are eligible.
Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will only be considered.
II – Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination
Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2015 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2019 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2018. Candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2015, did not pass in 2015, but passed in 2016 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2018.
Sspirants who will appear for improvement examination of class 12th in 2018 will have to appear in all the 5 subjects as per the scheme of study of the concerned board. Further, please note that in the percentile system, the total marks (of all five subjects) obtained/shown on the mark-sheet of a particular year are required in JEE Main and also in JEE Advanced. The marks from two different year’s (i.e. marks for 3 subjects from year 2016 and marks for other 2 subjects from 2018) mark-sheets cannot be considered for percentile calculation.
III – Number of Subjects in the Qualifying Examination
Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) - 2018.
The candidates who have taken four subjects are not permitted to write JEE (Main) 2018 and if such candidates appear in JEE (Main) 2018 by furnishing wrong information, their rank/result will not be declared.
IV – Number of Attempts
The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) is limited to 03 (three).
Candidates are also advised to note and verify for themselves the eligibility for appearing in JEE (Advanced) – 2018 as well as eligibility for admission to various institutes. Being eligible to write JEE (main) and by obtaining an all India rank in JEE (Main), a candidate does not automatically become eligible for admission. Candidates seeking admission to the institutions in the states of Gujarat Madhya Pradesh Nagaland and Odisha, which were earlier admitting based on their state level examination, are also advised to verify their eligibility as per criteria laid down by these state governments.
V - No. of Attempts and Age limit for the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha
The states of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha had joined JEE Main system from 2014. Thus, the age limit, for admission to institutions in these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their state level examinations, had to be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases remained same as per their past practice. This will however be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs.