JEE Advanced-2018 Notification

Notification Date:2018-04-30
Expiry Date:2018-08-30

What is JEE Advanced ?

  • Joint Entrance Examination - Advanced is an all India common engineering entrance examination which is conducted for admission into the top most engineering institutes(IITs) in India.
  • Admission into various undergraduate programs across IITs is through the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced).There are twenty three IITs across the country
  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance established through Acts of Parliament for fostering excellence in education. Over the years, IITs have created a world class educational platform that is dynamically sustained through quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research with excellent infrastructure and the best available minds.

Courses Offered:

  • Through JEE (Advanced), IITs offer admission into undergraduate courses leading to a Bachelor's, Integrated Master's or Bachelor-Master Dual Degree in Engineering, Sciences or Architecture.
  • Both Bachelor's and Master's degrees are awarded to candidates enrolled in the dual degree programs upon successful completion of the course curriculum.
  • In a some of the IITs, students enrolled into the 4-year Bachelor's program have the option to pursue B.Tech. (Honors) and/or B.Tech. with Minors. Dual Degree students may also pursue a Minor.
  • However, not all the listed programs and courses are available in all the institutes.
B.Tech.Bachelor of Technology4 years
B.S.Bachelor of Science4 years
B.Arch.Bachelor of Architecture5 years
Dual Degree B.Tech.- M.Tech.Dual Degree Bachelor of Technology and Master of Technology5 years
Dual Degree B.S.-M.S.Dual Degree Bachelor of Science and Master of Science5 years
Integrated M.Tech.Integrated Master of Technology5 years
Integrated M.Sc.Integrated Master of Science5 years
  • Only those academic programs for which admission is based on JEE (Advanced) examination are shown here. These Institutes also have other academic programs, viz., B.Des., M.Tech., M.Sc., M.Des., Ph.D., etc. with different admission criteria.


  • Performance in JEE (Main) 2018: Candidates should be among the top 2,24,000* (including all categories) in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018. The percentages of various categories of candidates to be shortlisted are: 27% for OBC-NCL, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and the remaining 50.5% is OPEN for all. Within each of these four categories, 5% horizontal reservation is available for PwD candidates. The following table show the order to be followed while choosing top 2,24,000* candidates in various categories based on the performance in Paper-1 of JEE (Main) 2018.
  • Category-wise distribution of top 2,24,000* candidates
    OrderCategoryNumber of "Top" candidates
    1OPEN1,07,464Total: 1,13,120
    3OBC-NCL57,456Total: 60,480
    4OBC-NCL-PwD 3,024
    5SC31,920 Total: 33,600
    6SC-PwD 1,680
    7ST15,960Total: 16,800
    Note: The total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,24,000 in the presence of "tied" ranks/scores in any category
  • 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.
  • Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in two consecutive years.
  • A candidate should have appeared for the Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in either 2017 or 2018.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.
  • A candidate should NOT have been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not he/she continued in the program OR accepted an IIT seat by reporting at a reporting centre in the past. Candidates whose admission at IITs was cancelled after joining any 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.
  • Information for Foreign Candidates Appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2018 Click Here

Reservation of Seats:

  • Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) - 27%
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) - 15% of seats in every course.
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST) - 7.5% of seats in every course.
  • Persons with Disability (PwD) - 5% seats in each of OPEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST category seats.
  • Defence Service (DS) candidates are children of defence / paramilitary personnel killed or permanently disabled in action during war or peacetime operations. Two seats are available for preferential allotment in each Institute for DS candidates.
  • Foriegn Nationals -Candidates who are NOT citizens of India (by birth or naturalized), do not belong to PIO/OCI category, and whose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under PIO/OCI category at the time of registering for JEE (Advanced)-2018 are treated as foreign nationals. Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total number of seats in every course. However, the seats allotted to PIO/OCI card holders will be under OPEN category, but not supernumerary.


    Some centrally funded institutes have used JEE (Advanced) ranks in the past. These include:
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc)
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) located in Berhampur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram and Tirupati
  • Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Rae Bareli
  • Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy, Visakhapatnam
  • Candidates should contact these institutes directly for additional information regarding admission.

Schedule Of JEE Advanced-2018:

The examination consists of two papers (Paper 1 and Paper 2) of three hour duration each. Both the papers are compulsory.
Date of ExaminationSunday, 20 May 2018
Paper 109:00 IST to 12:00 IST
Paper 214:00 IST to 17:00 IST

Exam Pattern:

Mode of Exam: The entire JEE (Advanced) 2018 Examination will be conducted in fully Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

Application Fee:

Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India
Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)Female Candidates (all categories)INR 1300
SC, ST, PwD CandidatesINR 1300
All Other CandidatesINR 2600
Foreign NationalsCandidates from SAARC countriesUSD 160
Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 300
Registration Fee for Examination Centres in Foreign countries
Indian Nationals (including PIO/OCI)All Indian NationalsUSD 160
Foreign NationalsCandidates from SAARC countriesUSD 160
Candidates from Non-SAARC countriesUSD 300
  • Each question paper will consist of three separate sections, viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • The question papers will consist of objective type (multiple choice and numerical answer type) questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates
  • Negative marks will be awarded for incorrect answers to some of the questions.
  • The question paper will be in either English or Hindi.

Minimum percentage of marks prescribed for inclusion in the rank list:

Rank ListMinimum percentage of marks in each subjectMinimum percentage of aggregate marks
Common rank list (CRL)10.035.0
OBC-NCL rank list9.031.5
SC rank list5.017.5
ST rank list5.017.5
Common-PwD rank list (CRL-PwD)5.017.5
OBC-NCL-PwD rank list5.017.5
SC-PwD rank list5.017.5
ST-PwD rank list5.017.5
Preparatory course rank lists2.58.75
NB: CRL is the rank list in which all candidates (across all categories) will be given ranks.

Performance in Class 12th (OR Eauivalent) Board Examination:

  • Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST and PwD candidates should be at least 65%.
  • Must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination

Important Dates:

Registration for JEE (Advanced) 2018WED, 02-05-2018
MON 07-05-2018
Last date for fee payment of registered candidatesTUE, 08-05-2018
Admit card available for downloadingMON, 14-05-2018
SUN, 20-05-2018
JEE (Advanced) 2018 examinationSUN, 20-05-2018
Copy of candidate responses to be sent to the candidatesTUE, 22-05-2018, 10 AM
FRI, 25-05-2018, 05 PM
Online display of answer keysTUE, 29-05-2018, 10 AM
Feedback and comments on answer keys from the candidatesTUE, 29-05-2018, 10 AM
WED, 30-05-2018, 05 PM
Results of JEE (advanced )2018SUN, 10-06-2018, 10 AM
Online registration for Architecture Aptitude TestSUN, 10-06-2018, 10 AM
MON 11-06-2018, 05 PM
Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT)THU, 14-06-2018
Declaration of results of AATMON, 18-06-2018, 05 PM
Seat AllotmentTUE, 19-06-2018
SUN, 15-07-2018
Online registration for Architecture Aptitude TestSUN, 10-06-2018, 10 AM
MON 11-06-2018, 05 PM

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