JEE Advanced 2018: Eligibility Criteria For Indian Nationals

The eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced 2018 has been announced. The good news is, next year more number of candidates would be eligible to sit for JEE Advanced than in 2017.

All the candidates must fullfil each and every one of the following five criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

 

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 shows 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 (Criterion 1)

ORDER

CATEGORY

Number of “Top” candidates

1 OPEN

1,07,464

Total 1,13,120

2 OPEN-PwD

5,656

3 OBC-NCL

57,456

Total 60,480

4 OBC-NCL-PwD

3,024

5 SC

31,920

Total 33,600

6 SC-PwD

1,680

7 ST

15,960

Total 16,800

8 ST-PwD

840

* The total number of candidates can be slightly greater than 2,24,000 in the presence of “tied” ranks/scores in any category.

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 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.

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.  In case, the examination Board of Class XII (or equivalent) declared the results for the academic year 2015-16 before June 2016 but the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

Criterion 5 – Earlier admission at IITs: 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.

However, in any of the above cases, the candidate is required to fulfil the conditions mentioned from criterion 1 to criterion 4.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA IN CLASS XII (OR EQUIVALENT) BOARD EXAMINATION FOR ADMISSION

  • The candidates should satisfy at least one of the following two criteria for admission to IITs:
    1. 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%.
    2. Must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.
  • The percentile calculation will be done for the required subjects in a single academic year only.  Therefore, candidates appearing for improvement in Board examinations can EITHER appear in one or more subjects and secure 75% aggregate marks (65% for SC, ST and PwD) after improvement, OR, appear for improvement in ALL subjects to be in top 20 percentile (see section titled “Regarding the cut-off marks for the top 20 percentile”) of the corresponding academic year.
  • The marks scored in the following five subjects will be considered for calculating the aggregate marks and the cut-off marks for fulfilling the top 20 percentile criterion.
    1. Physics
    2. Chemistry
    3. Mathematics
    4. A language (if the candidate has taken more than one language, then the language with the higher marks will be considered)
    5. Any subject other than the above four (the subject with the highest marks will be considered).
  • For calculation of the total marks for five subjects, if the marks awarded in a subject is NOT out of 100, then the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100 so that the total aggregate marks is out of 500.
  • If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. In case such a certificate is not provided, the decision taken by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) 2018 will be final.
  • In case any of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Language are not evaluated in the final year (e.g., in a 3-year diploma course), then the marks for the same subject from the previous year/s will be used for calculating percentage of aggregate marks.
  • For candidates who appeared in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination for the first time in 2017 and reappeared in ALL subjects (for whatsoever reason) in 2018, the best of the two performances will be considered.
  • If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both Class XI and Class XII examinations (in the 10+2 system), then only Class XII marks will be considered. If a Board gives aggregate marks considering the results of all three years of a 3-year diploma or courses of equivalent duration, then only the marks scored in the final year will be considered. Similarly, for Boards which follow a semester system, the marks scored in the final two semesters will be considered.
  • If a Board does not give marks scored in individual subjects but gives only the aggregate marks, then the aggregate marks given by the Board will be considered as such.

 

Regarding the cut-off marks for the top 20 percentile

  • The category-wise cut-off marks for the top 20 percentile are calculated based on the marks scored by the candidates who pass in their respective boards in the particular year.
  • The cut-off marks for PwD candidates will be the same as the lowest of the cut-off marks for GEN, OBC-NCL, SC and ST categories.
  • It is reiterated that top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2018 will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2018.
  • Similarly, top 20 percentile cut-off for the academic year 2017 will be considered for the candidates who pass the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2017.
  • Candidates who appeared in Class XII (or equivalent) examination for the first time in 2017 and wish to (or have to) reappear in 2018 with the objective to qualify through top 20 percentile cut-off criteria, should reappear in all the subjects.  For such candidates, top 20 percentile cut-off for 2018 will be considered.
  • In case a Board does not provide information about the cut-off for the top 20 percentile, the candidate will have to produce a certificate from the respective Board stating that he/she falls within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates. If the candidate fails to do so, then the cut-off marks, in the respective categories, for the CBSE will be used.

 

Regarding the aggregate marks of 75% (or 65% for SC, ST and PwD)

  • The aggregate marks scored by the candidate in the 2018 Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination will be considered for candidates who pass the Class XII examination in 2018.
  • The aggregate marks scored by the candidate in the 2017 Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination will be considered provided the candidate does not reappear in the Class XII (or equivalent) examination in 2018 in any of the subjects.
  • If a candidate has passed his/her Class XII (or equivalent) in 2017 and wishes to improve his/her aggregate marks to meet the “aggregate marks of 75% (or 65% for SC, ST and PwD) criterion”, he/she can reappear for any number of subjects he/she wishes for improvement.  The percentage marks in this situation will be calculated by considering the marks obtained in 2017 or 2018, whichever is higher, in the respective subjects, in his/her two attempts in 2017 and 2018.

Source: https://www.jeeadv.ac.in

School system is the reason why Kota will remain necessary evil

Police worry about the spike in suicides, students complain about the relentless academic grind and experts warn of the lurking menace of depression and drugs. And yet, everyone agrees that the big question is this: despite this high cost, why are more and more students drawn to the coaching factories of Kota every year?

The reason, they say, is a combination of factors that makes this education hub a mandatory stopover for those chasing a seat in top-notch engineering and medical courses. From a rigorous preparation format and better faculty to an unwavering focus on core subjects, all attributes that many find missing in the conventional education system available back home. Continue reading

New IIT test format will not hit coaching

Coaching centres are quite confident that they will keep on guiding students for better preparation, despite the moves to introduce major changes in entrance examinations to the prestigious technology institutes. The IIT council had constituted a committee to suggest changes to deter candidates from depending on coaching centers.

Reacting to these recommendations, those engaged in the coaching business said short-term preparatory courses would become more popular, as students will take to them to be able to tackle the aptitude tests.
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Human Resource Development Ministry unlikely to set up Coaching Institute regulatory body as recommended by a IIT Committee.

In response to the recommendation of setting up a regulatory body for coaching institutes by Committee comprising of IIT Directors, Official sources said it was “not the ministry’s job to regulate private coaching institutes”. Instead, the ministry would take “effective” measures to “gradually” improve school education system, besides bringing in changes in the current format of entrance examinations conducted for admissions to centrally funded technical institutes in a couple of years.

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Major changes suggested in JEE by IIT Council. 2 Lakh students will be allowed to appear in JEE Advanced.

The Committee of Eminent Persons (CEP) constituted by the IIT Council has made a series recommendations which will change the structure of JEE to a greater extent. These changes in the structure of JEE shall be effected from 2017 onward.

Under the chairmanship of Ashok Misra, the CEP has recommended that a National Testing Service shall be set up by early 2016, mandated to conduct an aptitude test, which should test the scientific aptitude and innovative thinking ability of the candidates.

The aptitude test may be conducted two or more times a year and shall be an online test. The test shall be modeled such to make students apply scientific thinking. Based on this performance, about 4 lakh candidates shall be short-listed for taking the JEE.

The JEE itself will be on the lines of the current JEE (Advanced) and designed to test the knowledge in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; and shall be conducted by the IITs. From this, ranks shall be issued to over 40,000 students who can seek admission in IITs and NITs based on a common counselling. The IITs have been recommended to set up a system for developing mock JEE examinations which may help students prepare for the exam. The possibility of using the MOOCS platform can also be explored.

The HRD ministry too has been suggested by CEP to take measures for the improvement of school education and the method of examination of the various Boards, so that students with the Science aptitude are well prepared in the concepts by the time they reach 12th grade.

According to CEP, till such time, that is for 2016 and 2017, the practice of two tier JEE examination shall be continued. The top 200,000 students from JEE (Main) shall be allowed to appear in JEE (Advanced). More than 40,000 ranks will be issued in JEE (Advanced) for developing a better system for selection of candidates. Joint counselling for IITs and NITs shall be continued as was done last year. Board marks shall not to be counted for giving rankings this year for NITs, CFTIs etc.

The Government has decided to place the recommendations in the public domain for widespread consultation with the stakeholders.

Performance of Resonance in JEE Advanced 2015:

Resonance is India’s leading coaching Institute which offers Classroom Coaching Programs for preparation of JEE Advanced & JEE Mains. Institute registered 4124 selections in JEE Advanced 2015 (2570 from classroom and 1554 from distance learning). This feat is best in whole India from any Single Institute of Kota and Resonance repeated it consecutively for third year. Total 11 ranks from Classroom Courses are in Top 150. Earlier, total 11561 candidates from Resonance were declared qualified to appear for JEE Advanced 2015 after appearing in JEE Mains 2015.

Performance of Resonance in JEE Main 2015:

Resonance observed more than 25000 selections in JEE Main 2015. All these students were qualified to attend the counselling of JEE Main. Total 11 students of Resonance, 3 from the Regular Classroom Program and 8 Students from Distance Learning Program of Resonance have made it to the Top 100 club in the declared Merit List of the General Category Students. Total 11561 candidates out of these were declared qualified to appear for JEE Advanced 2015 after appearing in JEE Main 2015.

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IIT Council meeting : Five outcomes which may lead to major changes from upcoming academic year

Indian Institute of Technology Council hosted 49th meeting with Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) on Tuesday regarding some of the major changes in IITs as the need of time to enhance the productivity of the institute. The Five outcomes of which are :

1. Quota of students appearing in JEE Advanced increased.

The council has approved the proposal of increasing the quota of students appearing for JEE Advanced from 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh. The proposal was put forth by  IIT Joint Admission Board  (JAB) in September.

The change was proposed taking into consideration the two-fold reasons, first, around 200 seats are lying vacant this year in IIT, and second, three more IITs will be taking admissions in next academic year. Continue reading