About JEE Advanced

Admissions for Foreign Nationals

This information is meant for foreign candidates only.

  1. Who can apply as foreign nationals?

  2. Candidates who are NOT citizens of India (by birth or naturalized), do not belong to OCI/PIO category, and hose parents are not citizens of India and do not come under OCI/PIO category at the time of registering for JEE (Advanced) 2018 are treated as foreign nationals. Seats allotted to foreign nationals are supernumerary with a cap of 10% of total number of seats in every course.

    Foreign nationals are outside the ambit of reservation of seats under the OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD(Persons with Disability) categories as mandated by Govt. of India.

    Identity Proof: Identity proof of both the parents and the candidate is required in the form of citizenship certificate/Passport

    These candidates are not required to write JEE (Main) 2018 and may register for JEE(Advanced) 2018 directly subject to fulfillment of other eligibility criteria.

  3. Registration fee for JEE (Advanced) 2018

  4. All foreign candidates who desire to appear for JEE (Advanced) 2018 have to register online through the JEE (Advanced) 2018 website, https://www.jeeadv.ac.in. The registration fee for JEE (Advanced) 2018 applicable to foreign nationals is given in the following table.

    Registration fee for JEE (Advanced) 2018

    Registration Fee for Examination Centres in India
    Foreign Nationals Candidates from SAARC countries USD 160
    Candidates from Non-SAARC countries USD 300
    Registration Fee for Examination Centres in Foreign countries
    Foreign Nationals Candidates from SAARC countries USD 160
    Candidates from Non-SAARC countries USD 300
    • The registration fee shown above DOES NOT INCLUDE service charges, processing fees and any other charges that the banks may levy.
    • Detailed instructions related to the payment of registration fee will be given on the online registration portal.
  5. Eligibility Criteria for appearing in JEE (Advanced) 2018

  6. All foreign candidates must fulfil each and every one of the following four criteria to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

    Age limit: Candidates should have been born on or after October 1, 1993. In countries where a minimum stint in the armed forces (or allied) for a certain period is mandatory before/after Class XII (or equivalent) exam, the candidate will be given a relaxation of required number of years. In such cases, the candidate is required to upload a certificate/testimonial issued by competent authority to this effect at the time of registration.

    Number of attempts: A candidate can attempt JEE (Advanced) a maximum of two times in consecutive years.

    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 2017-18 after June 2018, then the candidates of that board who appeared for their class XII exam in 2018 are also eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria. In case, the result of a particular candidate was withheld, then the candidate will not be eligible to appear in JEE (Advanced) 2018.

    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.

  7. Performance in Class XII (or equivalent) board examination

  8. 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.
    2. Must be within the top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.
  9. Documents required for registration

    • Birth certificate for age proof
    • Class XII marks sheet/certificate for 75% cut-off (if available at the time of registration)
    • Identity proof of the candidate
    • Citizenship certificate/Passport of both the parents
    • Testimonial (if required)
  10. Foreign centres where JEE (Advanced) 2018 will be held in:

  11. Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore.

  12. Architecture aptitude test for B.Arch. Program

  13. Successful foreign candidates, if interested in B. Arch. Program, are required to come to one of the Zonal IITs to write the Architecture aptitude test for B.Arch. Program.