IIT JEE 2018 Selection Procedure

Selection ProcedureThe process of JEE Advanced Selections 2018 starts right from the time students take their Class 12 exam. Board marks carry a significant weightage in determining the JEE Main rank of a candidate as well as his or her eligibility to appear for IIT JEE exam.

Here are some of the salient features of the details of selection procedure of IIT JEE 2018:

Step 1: Candidates applied for JEE Main 2018 online. The application submission deadline is December 2017. 

More about JEE Main 2018 application form   

Step 2: Candidates appearing for JEE Main 2018 exam in offline mode on last week of April 2018. 

Check out the Paper Pattern for JEE Main 2018 

Step 3: JEE Main rank lists for various categories are released, which give 60% weightage to JEE scores and 40% weightage to Class 12 board marks.Top 1, 50,000 candidates (from all merit lists) will be eligible to sit for the JEE Advanced exam, if they are within the Top 20 percentile of their respective boards in the qualifying exam.

The Top 1, 50,000 candidates will be distributed in various categories as follows:

  • 50.5% or about 75,750 candidates from the Common Merit List (CML). If reserved category candidates are included in this list, they will not be included in their respective category lists.

  • 27% or about 40,500 candidates from the OBC-NCL Merit List.

  • 15% or about 22,500 candidates from the SC Merit List.

  • 7.5% or about 11,250 candidates from the ST Merit List.

 3% of seats will be reserved for Persons with Disability (PwD) in each category. Hence, separate merit lists will be drawn for PwD candidates for each category.

Step 4: Successful students will have to complete online registration for JEE Advanced 2018.

Step 5: Students have to indicate their choice of institutes and courses online. They will be allotted seats according to their JEE Advanced 2018 Rank.

There is no tie-breaking mechanism in the JEE Main exam. Students with same JEE scores will be awarded the same rank.

Check out the Eligibility Criteria for JEE Advanced 2018 

Note: From 2018, common counseling will take place for all the government-funded engineering colleges, including the IITs and the NITs.

Once the students cross the above steps, he/she needs to confirm it by contacting their allotted colleges within the specified deadline for document verification and pay fees.


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