IIT admission requirements for engineering aspirants

Published on : 28th May 2018    Author : Om Prakash
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It is a cherished dream of every engineering aspirant to seek admission to IIT institutes. The reasons are galore: they are highly prestigious institutes in the world; degrees awarded by them are equivalent to any degree awarded anywhere in the world; they provide wonderful job opportunities et cetera. There are only sixteen IIT institutes in India—Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati, Roorkee, Hyderabad, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Ropar, Jodhpur, Gandhinagar, Indore, Mandi and Varanasi. Seeking admission to them is indubitably very tough and only bookworms can be expected of getting admission to them.

Important eligibility criteria for admission

Prior to seeking admission to any of the IIT institutes, it is important for students to familiarize themselves with eligibility criteria. They include the following:

Getting through JEE Mains: The entrance exam of IIT comprises two parts—JEE Mains and JEE Advanced. The former is preliminary and the former is the final stage. The former is held to weed out non-serious students. So, it is important for serious students to score sufficient marks in order to go for JEE Advanced. For reserved category students, there are reservation criteria. Thus, general category students need to work very hard to order to get through JEE Mains.

Age limit for general and reserved category students: For general category students, the minimum age limit is 17 years and maximum age limit is 25 years calculated on October 01, 1993.  The upper age limit is relaxable by five years for reserved category students— SC, ST and PwD.

The number of attempts that students can take JEE entrance examination:  The maximum number of attempts that students can take IIT JEE examination is only two in two consecutive years. That means they can appear at the entrance examination only two times consecutively.

Students must have passed all 12th board exam in the admission year or the last year: Admission of students will depend on the year and time they have appeared in class XII. That means for getting admission to any of the institutes of IIT, students should have passed XII exam in the admission year or the last year. For instance—students must have passed the class XII exam for the first time in either 2017 or 2018 in order to be eligible for admission in 2018.

Students must not have reported to get admission to any of the IIT institutes or left any of them: Students, who have south admission to any of the IITs regardless of whether or not they continued in the programme or accepted the IIT seat by reporting in the past, will be considered ineligible to take JEE Advanced 2018. Apart from this, students, whose admission at IITs was cancelled earlier, are also ineligible to take the JEE Advanced 2018 exam.

Students, who have sought admission in any preparatory courses for the first time in any of the IITs in 2017, can appear at JEE Advanced 2018.

If students had refused to accept the seat offered to them in JoSAA 2017 by not reporting but had paid the seat acceptance fee, then under this condition they can appear at JEE Advanced 2018.


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