JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020 – Age limit, Qualifications, Minimum Marks

By | September 9, 2020
JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

NTA has previously announced the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020 with the official notification. Eligibility criteria are the set of rules that governs who can be enrolled in a college or institution. It consists of parameters such as age, qualifications, domicile, marital status etc. It is always advised that the students check the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020 before filling the JEE Main Application Form 2020. This article will give you complete details regarding the JEE Main Eligibility Criteria 2020.

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JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

Only the candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria will be eligible to fill the JEE Main Application Form. The complete eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020 is given below:

S.No Eligibility Particulars Details
1 Qualifying exam
  • Candidate should have passed class XII or qualifying the exam in 2018 or 2019.
  • Applicants appearing in class XII or equivalent qualifying exam in 2020 are also eligible for JEE Main.
2 Age Limit
  • There is no age limit applicable to be eligible. However, the candidate must pass XII or equivalent exam in 2018 or 2019.
  • Applicants appearing in class XII or equivalent qualifying exam in 2020 are also eligible for JEE Main.
3 Number of attempts
  • The applicants can sit for the entrance exam for three consecutive years. The exam is conducted two times annually, and they may appear in both the attempts.
4 Subject/subjects combination for admission into NITs, IIITs and GFTIs
  • Should have passed the qualifying examination
  • B.Tech/ B.E
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Technical/Vocational Subject
  • B.Arch
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
  • B.Plan
    • Mathematics

Age Limit: There is no age limit in JEE Main 2020.

Qualification Criteria:

  • The candidate must have passed XII or equivalent exam in 2018, 2019 or appearing in 2020 are eligible for applying in JEE Main 2020.
  • For B.E/ B. Tech, it is essential to have passed XII/qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical as a Vocational subject.
  • For B. Arch, it is essential to have passed XII with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.
  • For B. Planning, it is essential to have passed XII/qualifying exam with Mathematics.
  • There are no minimum marks required in the XII. However, the candidates must score 75% or above to get admission into IIITs/ NITs or CFTI.
  • Candidates who passed Class XII/Qualifying examination in 2017 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2021 or later can not apply for JEE Main 2020.
  • Diploma holders may also apply for JEE Main 2020, but they will only be eligible for admissions into IITs.

Number of Attempts:

  • Total three attempts are given for clearing the JEE Main. JEE Advanced can be attempted a maximum two times in consecutive years. Attempt limit is the same for all the categories.

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