Aspirants must satisfy prescribed eligibility conditions before they apply for JEE Main 2018. From the admission year 2018, CBSE has specified five key points of eligibility criteria. The details of eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2018 are as follows:
Only Applicant’s those born on or after 1st October 1993 are eligible for JEE Main examination.
In case of SC, ST and PwD candidates must be born on or after October 1st 1998, a relaxation of 5 years is available. No relaxation is available for OBC Candidates.
Essentially, candidates who are 24 years or less as on October 1, 2017 are eligible to apply.
*Note: DOB as mentioned in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate will be considered as correct.
Since the states of Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland and Odisha have joined JEE Main system from 2014. The age limit, for admission to institutions in 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.
|Course||Required Criteria based on Class 12th / Equivalent qualifying Examination|
1-Language, 2-Physics, 3-Mathematics,
4-Any one of (Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Technical Vocational Subject), 5-Any other subject.
With at least 45% marks (40 % in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) in each of the subjects.
Mathematics subject alongwith 50% marks in total including five subjects.
All candidates should possess Aadhaar Card and a registered Aadhaar Card Number. While filling application form of JEE (Main)–2018, the candidates will be required to enter their Aadhaar card number, name, date of birth and gender. In case, there is a mismatch in the details, the applicants will not be able to fill the application form for JEE (Main) 2018.