JEE Main Eligibility 2018, Attempts, Qualification & Age Eligibility Criteria

JEE Main Eligibility 2018JEE Main Eligibility 2018 has been published by the CBSE Board. It is the main exam conducting authority which organizes Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main). This exam is national level examination conducts to provide admissions in undergraduate engineering courses in IITs, NITs and IIITs. It is conducted in two modes which are online (computer based mode) and offline (pen and paper based mode). Before filling the application form candidates must have satisfied themselves with the eligibility criteria that they are eligible for the paper which they are applying for. Here in this article, we have provided the information about officially announced JEE Mains 2018 Eligibility.

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JEE Main Eligibility 2018

Below, we have mentioned complete details about JEE Main 2018 Eligibility Criteria to appear in the examination. Candidates should full fill the given eligibility:

Basic Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Candidates must be Indian Citizen.
  • NRIs, PIOs, OCIs & Foreign national candidates can also apply.
  • Number of Attempts: Candidates can apply for JEE Main exam only three times.
  • Aadhaar Card is compulsory to apply for this exam.

Requirement of “Aadhar Card”:

  • All the Indian citizen candidates should possess AADHAAR card issued by UIDAI. At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)–2018, the candidates will have to enter their AADHAAR number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data.
  • In case, these particulars do not match, the candidates will not be able to fill the application form for JEE (Main)–2018. Therefore, the candidates are advised to ensure that their AADHAAR card has correct details of their name, date of birth & gender as per school records.
  • If there is some mismatch in these details, the candidates should immediately get it corrected in AADHAAR data or school records, as the case may be.
  • Candidates from Meghalaya, J & K and Assam are excluded from this provision. These candidates have to enter their passport number, bank account number, ration card number or any other valid Govt. identity number to get examination center in these states only.

Age Criteria:

  • Age Limit: Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after 1st October, 1993 (for general and OBC candidate) are eligible to apply.
  • Relaxation: If candidates belonging to a reserved category like SC, ST and PwD category, then the date of birth falls on or after 1st October, 1988 are eligible for JEE main application.
  • Candidates note down that date of birth mentioned in the Secondary Education Board/University will be considered only for appearing in the exam.

No. of Attempts & Age limit for the states of Madhya Pradesh & Odisha:

Since the states of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha have joined JEE (Main) system from the year 2014. The age limit, for admission in colleges of these states which were earlier admitting candidates based on their state level examinations, will be as per their past practice only. The number of attempts in such cases will also remain same as per their past practice. This will however be obviously not applicable for admission to IITs/NITs/IIITs/CFTIs.

Qualification Criteria:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must qualify their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  • Subjects: Candidates must have to take minimum 5 subjects in 12th/equivalent examination. Candidates appearing for JEE Main 2018 must have passed class 12th with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subject.
  • Passing Marks: There is no prescribed percentage to appear in the examination. Candidates having passing marks can also apply.
  • Appearing Candidates: If a candidate appears in 12th or equivalent class in 2018 are also eligible for JEE Main 2018.
  • NIOS candidates can also apply for this exam.
  • Diploma Holders: To appear in JEE Advanced, a diploma holder can apply in JEE Main 2018. But their rank & score in JEE Main will not be considered for admission in NITs & CFTIs.
  • No board marks will be taken into account for calculating JEE Main score from the year 2017 onwards.

Passing Year Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates who have passed 12th class or equivalent exam in 2016 or 2017 (not before 2016) are eligible to apply for this exam.
  • If candidates have appeared in a 12th or equivalent exam in 2015 but did not cleared in 2015, but passed in 2016 are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who have passed 12th exams in 2015 or before or appearing in 2019 or later exams are not eligible to apply for JEE Main 2018.
  • If candidates qualify 12th exam in 2017 & appear for improvement in 2018 for one or few subjects, then top 20 percentile cut-off for 2017 will be considered.
  • However, if a candidate writes all the subjects in 2018, then the best of the two performances will be considered.
  • Candidates also note down that for the percentile system, total marks obtained in all the five subjects of mark sheet are required for JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

Eligibility for Admission in NITs, IIITs and CFTIs:

  • Minimum Marks: For admission to NITs, IIITs and CFTIs, candidates should secure minimum 75% marks (65% for SC/ST students) in the qualifying examination or must be in top 20 percentile in class 12th examination conducted by respective boards.
  • Subjects combination required in the qualifying exam for admission in engineering & architecture courses are mentioned below:
CourseCriteria Required for Admission
Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational
Passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics.

Also CheckJEE Advanced Eligibility 2018

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  1. jagmohan singh says:

    i am doing BSc. if i qualify jee advanced in 2020 {my bsc is completing that year} am i eligible to get addmission in IIT/NIT.

  2. Mohsen Ahmad Dar says:

    I have passed my 12th class with 73% can i take admission in NIT after being selected in Jee mains

  3. Sachin kumar sahu says:

    I passed 10th with 87% can I apply jee mains exam

  4. Ramesh Raja says:

    Sir, I am working in a PSU Bank and posted to New York on transfer. Will return back next year. My son is studying in New York from his 10th standard. In 2017 June he has completed his 12th standard.
    Is he eligible to appear for 2019 exams (if the same rule continues)
    1) He has no Aadhar card
    2) He took Maths & Physics In 12 th grade. Other subjects in school are English, US Government & Engineering
    He is born in June 2000 & will return to India by December 2018.

  5. Tauquir Alam says:

    Sir now i am in class 11th. My final exam are going to start but i want to prepare for jee mains. And i want to prepare for class 11th and 12th both so how much chance i will get to appear in jee main and i want to study 11th again because my concept is not that much clear.

  6. ubaid says:

    Sir i passe 12th in 2015 from jkbose (winter session) and appeared in 2016 & 2017 jee means 2 attempts consecutively. …. can i appear in 2017 for 3rd attempt….

  7. Sudhir Kumar says:

    I m studying diploma in civil engineering. M I able for JEE-MAINS? If not, give suggestions…..

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You can apply for JEE Main to get appear in JEE advanced exam. You will get admission on the basis of JEE advanced score.

  8. Pawan kumawat says:

    Sir I did complete diploma form architecture branch I got aggregate 60.95℅ in diploma can I eligible for NIT in architecture branch.

  9. Tulsi Thakur says:

    The criteria for min 75% mrks consists of best 5 subjects or 4?

  10. Harshit says:

    Sir i have scored 62%in 12th in 2017 in 5 subjects and 55%in PCM can i get admission in DTU or NSIT by scoring good in jee 2018 ?

  11. failllll)l says:

    I have passed 12 in 2015 & patcipated in jeee,,but i agin paticipated for 12 exam 2016 improvement exam ,,, can i apply for jee 2018,,only 1 time attempeted the exam

  12. Jyoti says:

    I had completed my study from rajasthan but now I am in delhi can I apply it from delhi

  13. Santosh says:

    I am currently appearing for final year – Diploma (Mechanics), I would like to pursue Aerospace Engg – Degree. I guess JEE MAINS is the qualifying exam for admission in Degree for Aerospace engg. Please guide me if this is the right entrance exam.


  14. dheeraj says:

    Is there any problem .when DOB in aadhaar is not match with DOB in 10th markseet.

  15. ubaid says:

    I passe 12th in 2015 from jkboard and appear in jee mains in 2016 and 2017 means 2 attempts consecutively. .in application form there is not option 2015 as year of passing exam…what i do plxxxzz

  16. sandeep kumar says:

    agar mai 12th apering me peper detta hu ouur qulify nahi hota hu to kya mai 1 year gap dekar next attempt de sakta hu

  17. Surya Mallick says:

    Sir,please suggest me. I am confused. I have passed diploma in 2014 and scored only 68%. I belongs to schedule tribe (st). May I eleglbie for jee mains 2018

  18. Ismail says:

    If someone didn’t clear 12th in 2014 then clear in 2016 is he eligible or not.

  19. Atul says:

    Can a diploma holder appear in jee advanced after clearing jee mains …? If yes,then what are the requirements and passing percentage criteria , if any…?

  20. NAAZ says:


  21. Ajayakumar says:

    My son is 2nd year vhse student scuence group abd sdudying mathematics as forth option his exam is coming 2018 march .is he eligible to apply jee 2018

  22. Shivakumar says:

    Am studying diploma final year can I able to apply for jee exam

  23. Harshit says:

    Sir can 74.2 percentage in class 12 student is eligible for jee mains 2018

  24. Faiz Akram says:

    I have not prepared for chemistry, so it will be my fourth subject in HS 2018. So, if i failed in my fourth subject(chemistry), then am I able to appear for JEE mains and advance?

  25. NUPUR says:

    i have passed 12th from cbse in 2017
    i scored more then 75 percent in maths/physics/chemistry and english

    but my marks in physical science paper are not upto the mark and if i consider all five papers my percent is 73

    what percentage i should write in jee main form
    and whether i can get addmission in NIT or IIT

  26. chandan maji says:

    I had passed H.S in 2009
    Can I apply for J. E.E main.It is my first attemp.

  27. addhyan says:

    sir i got 50% in diploma …is i m eligible for entrance exam of jee mains 2018

  28. Chetan kumar says:

    Sir ,mene 2015 me 12th ki exaam pass ki he , me 2018 ke BE me admisaan lena he to kya me iss saal jee main de sakta hu…
    Pleass gide me….

  29. Mir Murtaza says:

    Sir I have got 70% marks in diploma can I give jee mains exam

  30. satyam says:

    which type of questions’ll asking for the exams
    and what is the grand total of the question paper??

  31. furqan says:

    i have appeared in 12th in 2017 but my result is not yet declared…when i am trying to submit form of jee i got confused in the option “appearance in 12th”.so provide me information regarding this as i am from kashmir and my 12th exam was held in oct-nov 2017

  32. Aparna says:

    Sir,presently i had joined for btech degree course under ktu.but i have interest to appear in jee main i eligible for that?

  33. karthik says:

    sir if one student got 63% in 11th class and HE got 79% in 12th class can he will eligible for NIT and jee advanced exam

  34. kanak gupta says:

    In 2018 I’ll be in 12 I have qualified 10 with cbse. Am i eligible for JEE-MAINS 2018 exam?

  35. karthik says:

    For mains is it compulsory should have 75% weightage marks in intermediate

  36. aahil says:

    Sir,i have got 60%marks in 12th board can i give jee mains exam

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