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The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2018 [JEE (Advanced) 2018] will be conducted by the seven Zonal Coordinating (ZC) IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2018. The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs. The decisions of the JAB 2018 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2018 and admission to IITs. 

JEE (Advanced) 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

Criterion 1 – 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.

Criterion 2 – 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.

Criterion 3 – Number of attempts:

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

Criterion 4 – Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent) examination:

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

Criterion 5 – Earlier admission at IITs:

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.

Eligibility criteria for foreign candidates can be found at:

JEE Advanced 2018 Important Dates



Online Registration Starts

2nd of May 2018

Online Registration Closes

7th of May 2018

Availability of Admit Card

14th to 20th of May 2018

JEE Advanced (Paper 1 & Paper 2)

20th of May 2018

Online display of ORS and scanned responses

22nd May to 25th May 2018

Display of Answer Keys

29th of May 2018

Receiving feedback from candidates on answer keys

29th May to 30th May 2018

JEE Advanced 2018 Results Declaration

10th of June 2018

Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Online Registration Date

10th June to 11th June 2018

Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT) Exam Date

14th of June 2018

AAT Result Declaration Date

18th of June 2018

Seat Allotment

19th June to 15th July 201



























• JEE (Advanced) 2018 will consist of two question papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2 of three hours duration each. Both papers are compulsory.

• Each question paper will consist of three separate sections, viz., Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The syllabi are given in Annexure-I: SYLLABI.

• The question papers will consist of objective type (multiple choice and/or numerical answer type) questions designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.

• Negative marks may be awarded for incorrect answers of some of the questions. Details of the marking scheme will be provided in the “Instructions to Candidates” section at the time of examination.

• The candidates must carefully read and adhere to the detailed instructions given in the question papers available at the time of examination.

• The question papers will be in English and Hindi languages. The candidates will have the option to choose (and also switch between) the preferred language anytime during the examination.


The JEE (Advanced) 2018 examination will be conducted only in the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.


Eligibility: All Indian nationals (including OCI/PIO) should satisfy each and every one of the five eligibility criteria [see ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR APPEARING IN JEE (ADVANCED) 2018]. Registration will be cancelled if, at a later date, it is found that the candidate does not meet any of these five eligibility criteria.

Registration Portal: Candidates MUST register for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2018. Registration is only through the online registration portal where detailed instructions for registration will be provided.

Registration Procedure: The procedure consists of three basic steps.

Step-1: After login, provide the basic data and the choices of the cities for the examination [CITIES AND TOWNS WHERE JEE

(ADVANCED) 2018 WILL BE HELD]. The candidate will have the option of adding an additional mobile phone number and an additional email id, in addition to the number(s) provided during JEE (Main) 2018 registration. Please note that 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.

Step-2: Upload the scanned copies of all requisite documents [DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION].

Step-3: Pay registration fee [REGISTRATION FEE FOR JEE (ADVANCED) 2018]. Registration fee is NEITHER refundable NOR transferable.

Foreign Candidates may check the link:

Registration Fee

The registration fee shown below DOES NOT INCLUDE service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the payment gateway/banks may levy.

• Detailed instructions related to the payment of registration fee will be provided at the time of JEE (Advanced) 2018 registration on the online registration portal.

Registration Fee for Exam Centres in India:

  • Female Candidates: INR 1200
  • SC, ST, PwD Candidates: INR 1200
  • All Other Candidates: INR 2400
  • Late Fee: INR 500

Fee for Exam Centres Outside India (SAARC Countries)

  • All Candidates: USD 135
  • Late Fee: USD 80


Candidates who successfully registered for JEE (Advanced) 2018 can download the admit card from the online registration portal:

• The admit card will bear the following details of the candidate: Name, Roll number for JEE (Advanced) 2018, photograph, signature, date of birth, address for correspondence and category.

• In addition, the admit card will have the name and address of the examination centre allotted to the candidate.

• Candidates should carefully examine the entries in the admit card and in case of any discrepancy, contact the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2018 of the respective zonal coordinating IIT.

• In case of any problem in downloading of the admit card, the candidate should immediately contact the Chairman, JEE (Advanced) 2018 of their respective zonal coordinating IIT.

• A copy of the downloaded admit card should be produced at the time of examination. The original admit card will be issued to the candidate during the Paper 1 of the JEE (Advanced) 2018 examination. This original admit card must be retained safely till all the formalities of admission are complete.


• The responses of the candidates who have appeared for both Paper 1 and Paper 2, recorded during the exam, will be electronically mailed to their registered email ids.

• The answer keys for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be displayed on the online portal.

Online display of answer keys at:


• Only candidates who appear in both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be considered for ranking.

• The marks obtained by a candidate in Physics in JEE (Advanced) 2018 will be equal to the marks scored in Physics part of Paper 1 plus the marks scored in Physics part of Paper 2. Marks obtained in Chemistry and Mathematics will be calculated in the same way.

• The aggregate marks obtained by a candidate in JEE (Advanced) 2018 is the sum of the marks awarded to him/her in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

• Rank lists are prepared based on the aggregate marks in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

• If the aggregate marks scored by two or more candidates are the same, then the following tie-break policy will be used for awarding ranks:

Step 1: Candidates having higher positive marks will be awarded higher rank.

If the tie breaking criterion at Step 1 fails to break the tie, then the following criterion at Step 2 will be followed.

Step 2: Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Mathematics. If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Physics. If there is a tie even after this, candidates will be assigned the same rank.

• Rank lists for preparatory courses (see section 28. PREPARATORY COURSES) will be prepared for SC, ST, and PwD candidates in all categories who satisfy the prescribed relaxed criteria given below.

• A candidate who qualifies in more than one category will be considered in all the categories to which he/she belongs for the purpose of ranking.

• There will be no waiting list for ranking.

• Only candidates who score the minimum prescribed marks in each subject and in aggregate will be included in the rank list. The minimum prescribed marks varies with the category as shown in the following table.


• Results will be declared on Sunday, June 10, 2018 10:00 IST. Category-wise All India Ranks (AIR) of successful candidates will be available through the online portal after the results are declared. Text messages will also be sent to the candidates to their registered mobile numbers.

• Individual rank cards will NOT be sent to candidates.

• However, qualifying in JEE Advanced (2018), filling up choices and/or participating in the joint seat allocation process do not guarantee a candidate to get admission in IITs. Admission will depend on the availability of seats during various rounds of seat allocation.


• B. Arch. program is available at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee only.

Candidates desirous of joining the B. Arch. (Architecture) program will have to PASS in the Architecture Aptitude Test (AAT). Only those candidates who have qualified in JEE (Advanced) 2018 are eligible to appear in AAT 2018.

• Candidates must register online at the JEE (Advanced) 2018 online portal for AAT.

• AAT will be conducted only at the seven zonal coordinating IITs.

• The test will consist of one paper of three hours duration.

• The question paper for AAT will be available only in English language.

• No separate admit card will be issued for AAT. The original admit card of JEE (Advanced) 2018 should be produced in the AAT examination hall.

• Candidates should bring their own drawing and colouring aids.

• The Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) 2018 will decide the cut-off marks for passing AAT.

• Results of AAT will be declared on the JEE (Advanced) 2018 online portal.

• Candidates securing marks above the cut-off will be declared PASS in the test. There is no separate ranking in the AAT. There is no separate cut-off for students of any category.

• Allotment of seat will be solely based on the category-wise All India Rank in the JEE (Advanced) 2018.

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