JEE Advanced 2018 Guide – Dates, Eligibility and Test Details

JEE Advanced 2018 Guide – Dates, Eligibility and Test Details

Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE Advanced) 2018 Complete Info
A note above the JEE Mains, the joint entrance examination advanced (JEE Advanced) is the 2nd stage of examination. The conduct of examination is inclined towards providing admission to eligible students in different courses including Engineering, Science, Architecture or Pharmaceuticals in IITs and ISM. There are two chances provided to the students to clear the examination. Applications are entertained from all the candidates both nationally and internationally. Below is the overview for all the necessary details.

For the year 2018, some new changes have been announced in the JEE Advanced exam which are mentioned below:

  • The exam will be conducted through online mode only.
  • Top 2,24,000 scorers of JEE Main 2018 will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2018.
  • Increase in JEE advanced fee after GST.

Key Dates

Event Date
Online registration starts4th week of April 2018
Online registration closes1st week of May 2018
Admit card availability2nd week of May 2018

(Paper-1 & Paper-2)

20th May 2018

Paper-1:     9 a.m to 12 noon

Paper-2:      2 p.m to 5 p.m

Answer Key release1st week of June 2018
Students giving feedback on answer key1st week of June 2018
Declaration of result2nd week of June 2018
Online registration for AAT starts2nd week of June 2018
Exam date for AAT2nd week of June 2018
Result3rd week of June 2018
Allotment of seats3rd week of June 2018

Eligibility Criteria

All the students need to follow the below given eligibility criteria in order to go for JEE Advanced 2018.


  • Indian Citizen of India can apply for this exam.
  • PIO/OCI candidates can also apply.

JEE Main 2018:

  • For JEE Advanced 2018, India nationals (including OCI/PIO) have to appear JEE Main 2018.
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Performance in JEE Main 2018:

  • Candidates should be among the top 2, 24,000 (including all categories) by securing positive marks in Paper 1 of JEE Main 2018.

Age Criteria:

  • Age Limit: Candidates should be born on or after 1st October 1993.
  • Relaxation: There is five year relaxation for SC/ST/PwD categories. These candidates must be born on or after 1st October 1988.

Number of Attempts:

  • Candidates must appear for JEE Advanced exam (IIT JEE Exam) a maximum of two times in a consecutive years.
  • Candidates, those appeared in JEE Advanced 2017 for the first time, they are also eligible.

Appearance in Class XII (or equivalent):

  • Candidates should appear for the 10+2 or equivalent examination for the first time in either year 2017 or 2018.
  • Candidates, those 10+2 or equivalent examination result for the year 2015-2016 were announced after June 2016, they are also eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2018.

Earlier Admission at IITs:

  • Candidates should not been admitted in an IIT irrespective of whether or not they continued in the programme) or accepted the IIT seat by reporting at the reporting centre in the past. Candidates, those admission at IITs was cancelled, they are also not eligible to apply for JEE Advanced 2018.
  • Candidates who are admitted to a preparatory programme in any of the IITs for the first time in 2017, they can apply for JEE Advanced 2018.
  • Candidates, those have paid the seat acceptance fee but not accepted the seat are eligible to appear in the JEE Advanced 2018.

Performance in 10+2 or Equivalent Examination:

  • Candidates have to score minimum 75% aggregate marks (65% in case of SC/ST/PwD category) in 10+2 or equivalent examination.
  • Candidates must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of qualified candidates in their particular 10+2 or equivalent examination.
  • Candidates, those appeared in 10+2 (or equivalent) examination in 2017 but reappeared in 2018, the best of two performances will be considered.
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Application Fee

The application fee for JEE Advanced 2018 is mentioned herein.

For examination centre in INDIA

Female candidatesRs. 1300
ST/SC/PwD candidatesRs. 1300
All other candidatesRs. 2600
Late FeeRs. 500

For examination centre outside INDIA

All candidatesUSD 135 (SAARC Countries)
All candidatesUSD 270 (Non-SAARC Countries)
Late FeeUSD 80


In accordance to the government of India, Indian nationals who belong to some categories that are admitted under the seats reserved for them come under reservation. Here is a tabular view of percentage of reserved seats for the students.

  1. SC candidates 15%
  2. ST candidates 7.5%
  3. Foreign Nationals candidates 10%
  4. Defence Services candidates 2%
  5. OBC-NCL candidates 27%
  6. PWD (in each of the open, OBC-NCL,SC & ST) candidates 3%

Examination Pattern

The exam pattern is given here:

  • Date of Exam: The examination will be organized on 20th May 2018.
  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be held through online mode (computer based test).
  • No. of Papers: The exam will be comprised of two papers (Paper 1 & 2).
  • Attempts: Candidates have to attempt both the papers.
  • Language: The question paper will be asked in English & Hindi Language.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of the exam will be 3 hours.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will contain objective type questions (multiple choice and numerical answer type).
  • Subjects: The question paper of both the paper will consist of the three separate sections which include Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.

Architecture Aptitude test (AAT) 2018

AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test) exam will be conducted for the candidates who want to get admission to the B.Arch course. Candidates have to appear for the AAT examination. Candidates, those qualified the JEE Advanced 2018 exam only they are eligible to apply for this test. To apply for this exam, candidates have to register themselves through online mode. The exam duration of AAT exam will be three hours. Candidates, those secure marks above than the cut-off marks will be considered as qualifies for the exam. No separate rank list will be made for AAT.

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Here have a look at pattern based on number of questions and marks that will mark the AAT question paper for JEE Advanced 2018.

SectionSubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal Number of Marks
2 Aptitude Test50200
3 Drawing Test 270


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